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  1. GigaSnow

    Need a New Budget Build + Other Ideas.

    If I went with a non-modular, could I get a PSU that uses less wattage?
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    Need a New Budget Build + Other Ideas.

    I downgraded the RAM to 8GB and upgraded the CPU to the i5-7400, but the G4560 looks like a nice chip too, and cheap.
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    Need a New Budget Build + Other Ideas.

    I'm going to try to salvage them from my current rig. If those components are toast, I'll have to find a way to increase the budget.
  4. There's a chance that I killed my current setup. I can't get it to boot up. I need a replacement PC so I can continue doing schoolwork @ home. I'd also like to be able to run some low-end games. Due to life stuff, I've been away from the PC building community for a solid year and a half, so I'm not familiar with the current offerings. In addition, due to life stuff, my budget is pretty tight. I think my requests are somewhat reasonable for the budget, but I'm certainly open to suggestions. At the bottom of the post, I have a couple other ideas to meet my needs. Target Budget: $0-$300 Maximum Budget: $500 w/change (Budget assumes I will be able to salvage my SSD + OS + HDD). Needs: -Be able to handle Windows 10 + Office smoothly. Wants: -Small form factor -Modular power supply -Be able to run low end games (like CS:GO) smoothly -HDMI Out to 1 monitor Compromises (unless they are cost effective): -Quiet (within reason, I don't want it to sound like a truck is running in my place, obviously) -OC -Current Generation Components -Graphics card (if the CPU has on-board graphics) Other Ideas: 1. I was thinking about getting a barebones PC, but I don't know enough about them. 2. Purchase a refurb and tweak components to my liking. (Not the most ideal route, IMO.)
  5. I have had the Note 3 since March of 2014. It's served me really well, but it's time to upgrade. I'm ready to sit down and budget out a new phone purchase. I'm going on some trips in 2017 and I'd like a new phone with a new camera to take with me. I love the size of the Note. I like big phones, and the Note was perfect. Problem is, the Note 7 seems to be a no-go. I'm reading a couple articles that are saying that even the replacement batteries could pose a hazard (although they weren't completely able to confirm this). The Note 5 is an option, but I don't feel like paying that much for a year-old phone (and AT&T only has the Gold version listed on their website). I'm also not really a big fan of Apple, and their exclusion of the headjack on the 7 is the cherry on top for me. I'm looking for something big, with a decent camera. Considering the S7 (or some variation of it), but would like some input as to what else to look into. EDITED TO ADD: I'm not willing to go the used route.
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    Been Away For A While (Suggestions?)

    Thinking up to $400, although I'd be more comfortable around the $250-$300 range. EDIT: As far as the specs, like I said, my computer has been pretty neglected. I'm currently running an APU with plans to upgrade to an i5 6600k.
  7. Due to demands from work, school, and my personal life, I was away from the internals of my PC for about 5 months. Since then, it looks like a bunch of new cards have been released. Before I left, I was looking at an R9 390X, but is that still considered a good buy? Should I look at anything from Nvidia? Anything coming out soon worth a look? Thanks for the help.
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    Quiting Sodas

    I did it a while ago, unfortunately I started up again though. I need to quit them again. I just stopped, cold turkey. Started drinking more water, that's about it.
  9. GigaSnow

    American President

    The Bern. But, let's be honest. It's going to take a LOT more than a new president to truly make things better.
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    Good games under $6

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    Is GTA V worth it?

    I haven't upgraded to the PC version yet, but I loved the 360 version. LOTS of stuff to do, great storylines, and online was pretty fun too. Obviously, it doesn't hurt to wait for a sale or something, but I'd still go for it.
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    PC games big box collecting?

    There are certainly people who collect them (YouTube: MetalJesusRocks and Lazy Game Reviews). I own a few myself, even though I'm more of a console collector. In fact, I just bought CounterStrike Condition Zero today for $3 at a thrift store this afternoon. People like them because digital games suck, and having the real deal is better. I don't own anything particularly rare, I own an old DOS compilation set that I could probably sell for $30 or so.
  13. Not really... I mean, to me, video games are just software programs. It'd be no different than saying Microsoft Word helped me understand computers. I suppose I got into PCs BECAUSE of gaming, and it was my "gateway drug" to learning about hardware and computer science, but them by themselves, no.
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    how much did the internet changed you?

    Certainly. If it weren't for guys like Linus, Jay, and Ryan Shrout I wouldn't be doing computers at all. It's just a tool. It can used for production or time-wasting. It depends solely on the person using it.