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#837942 - 09/24/12 02:17 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Ooo... what did you upgrade to?
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#837943 - 09/24/12 02:24 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Not a huge upgrade but at least it's something:

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H (Intel Z77, 3xPCI-E, 8xSATA, 4xDDR3)

I just wish they had a phone # since they haven't responded to my email. I suppose the worst that can happen is it's too late to upgrade. I am sure the other choice will be good also.

Ana wave
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#837950 - 09/24/12 03:07 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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A great upgrade - the Z77 gives you even more options for things such as using a SSD for a cache drive and some other things. Excellent choice! I just threw in stuff to try to keep it under $1,000.

I'm sure they are still wading through orders from the weekend. Mike is very good about responding to emails. I've even done last minute changes and they never blinked an eye.
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#837952 - 09/24/12 03:17 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I responded to the email they sent me this morning to look over the specs. Do you think I should send a separate one?

Ana wave
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#837955 - 09/24/12 03:52 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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If you don't hear a confirmation by this afternoon, I would definitely send a follow-up to make sure they got your upgrade information.
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#837977 - 09/24/12 06:01 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks Drac, I sent them another email and then they responded. They were able to do the upgrade, it was only 22 dollars with the discount so I figured it was worth it.

I am thankful for your help, I was lost on my own.

Ana wave
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#837979 - 09/24/12 06:16 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Sweet! Without question, a worthy upgrade. You will be in heaven... Are you going from XP or Vista to Windows 7? If so, I can do Windows 7 in my sleep, so just holler if you need help. Inland is even better...

Because this computer will be just as though you built it yourself, it will come with none of the bloatware on a branded computer. For instance, if you used Outlook Express or Windows Live, you will have to download Windows Live Essentials for email, Messenger and a ton of other free extras. If you have a paid subscription to an antivirus program, you should be able to transfer it. Otherwise, download and install one of the excellent free ones such as Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast. Unlike branded computers, you will get all your original driver and operating system disks too.
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#837984 - 09/24/12 06:30 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I have a new Win 7 machine here. I use two complete sets on my desk that are networked.
I write my strategy guides on the Win7 on my right and edit screenshots on that one, while I play the games on the left gaming computer and take screenshots and network share it with the one on the right. lol My gaming computer is the one retiring and it's an XP. It turns 4 in 2 days. grin

I do not do much else on the computer so I don't really need anything. My other computer is the one I do mail and the internet on. I like my gaming computers clean and that's a plus on doing it this way. I have Microsoft Office also that I believe I can carry over if I disable it on the other one.

Thanks again!
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#837987 - 09/24/12 07:10 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I'm drooling - I want that setup!
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#837989 - 09/24/12 07:19 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I do like it Drac! It took me awhile to get the way I needed it to be productive. I also like that I can play a game on one and watch GameBoomers on the other without missing a beat. grin
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#837991 - 09/24/12 07:28 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Multi-tasking at it's finest! grin
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#838000 - 09/24/12 08:12 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Sounds like you're going to have fun - it's a nice rig smile

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#838006 - 09/24/12 09:36 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks Inland!

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#838013 - 09/24/12 10:18 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Way to go Ana, that is the same motherboard I bought from them. I got one of those cases that reports the internal temperature of the computer on a little panel on the front. With an extra case fan the temp averages 70 degrees F. The box is cool to the touch. The old Dell XPS sat on the floor under my desk. The drawer above it was always warm inside. This new rig no dispersed heat into the drawer and no radiant heat above the case. That extra fan sure proved to be a useful addition. The case shipped with three fans of its own.

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#838015 - 09/24/12 10:22 PM Re: New Computer [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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That's great oldmariner! My old one is a Dell XPS too.

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