eBombzor

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    eBombzor got a reaction from MableCler in Non-tech discussion! Who plays an instrument?   
    I play euphonium :) But I love the french horn
    Oh and what's your favorite movie? Mine is Star Wars- the original trilogies- prequels are O.K.
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    eBombzor got a reaction from HowardGex in SoCal Solar Eclipse!!   
    It's so hard to see it since I don't have a telescope or any thick pieces of paper!! First Solar Eclipse since 1994!! Post pics here please.
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    eBombzor got a reaction from HowardGex in How much energy does my PC consume at idle / load?   
    I live in CA and my specs are: Athlon X2 64 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz OEM DDR2 3GB (1GB & 2GB) OEM Mobo No CD / OD Hitachi 500GB 7200 RPM NVidia GeForce 6150 SE Integrated Graphics Windows 7 Some crap 1990 Apple Keyboard $2 ONN Optical Mouse Logitech Z-5 Speakers HP w2338h 23-inch 1080p LCD I use my PC about 6 - 10 hours a day. I just need an estimate of how much power it uses. Will upgrading to a up-to-date PC lower my idle power usage? How much power is used when I just surf the web?
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    eBombzor got a reaction from HowardGex in Non-tech discussion! Who plays an instrument?   
    I play euphonium :) But I love the french horn
    Oh and what's your favorite movie? Mine is Star Wars- the original trilogies- prequels are O.K.
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    eBombzor got a reaction from Ekbergsic in Non-tech discussion! Who plays an instrument?   
    I play euphonium :) But I love the french horn
    Oh and what's your favorite movie? Mine is Star Wars- the original trilogies- prequels are O.K.
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    eBombzor got a reaction from Ekbergsic in How fast do you type?   
    Go to Typingtest.com and click start without changing any settings
    Darn this cheap, membrane 1990 Apple Keyboard!!
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    eBombzor got a reaction from Ekbergsic in How much energy does my PC consume at idle / load?   
    I live in CA and my specs are: Athlon X2 64 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz OEM DDR2 3GB (1GB & 2GB) OEM Mobo No CD / OD Hitachi 500GB 7200 RPM NVidia GeForce 6150 SE Integrated Graphics Windows 7 Some crap 1990 Apple Keyboard $2 ONN Optical Mouse Logitech Z-5 Speakers HP w2338h 23-inch 1080p LCD I use my PC about 6 - 10 hours a day. I just need an estimate of how much power it uses. Will upgrading to a up-to-date PC lower my idle power usage? How much power is used when I just surf the web?
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    eBombzor got a reaction from Ekbergsic in SoCal Solar Eclipse!!   
    It's so hard to see it since I don't have a telescope or any thick pieces of paper!! First Solar Eclipse since 1994!! Post pics here please.
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    eBombzor got a reaction from zxdfty78 in First Time Gaming Build $1000 Max   
    That is actually a pretty solid build. You could probably buy a lower wattage PSU if you aren't planning to go SLI and save a little bit. Other than that it looks great.
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    eBombzor got a reaction from BlackNightBravo in Gaming PC build: ~$1000+   
    Here is what I would change: With all that about eliminating driver overhead with new APIs, the CPU won't be as important in gaming in the future. Nonetheless BF4 requires a decent CPU for Ultra settings but you definitely won't need a 4770k to max it out. The 1230 V3 is basically a 4770 that's $50 cheaper. CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.98 @ SuperBiiz) This mobo is slightly cheaper than the UD5H but still packs most of what the UD5H offers. If you feel like you need everything the UD5H offers than ignore this suggestion. Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($141.99 @ Amazon) GPU: You definitely won't be able to max out BF4 with a 760 (I had one before). The 780 will max out BF4 and still have room for upcoming games. But if you can't shell out the $470 you can opt for the 770. Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US) Case: For just $10 more than the 300r, you can't go wrong with the R4. I use one for my personal rig and it's amazing. Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg) If you don't like the look of the R4 or if you just can't justify the extra $10, here are some other options. Case: Cooler Master N600 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg) or Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.99 @ NCIX US) or Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg) For the OS, it comes down to your preference. Personally, I love 8.1 and I have been using it since release. But if you don't dig the metro UI, 7 is still a great OS. EDIT: The optical drive really isn't too important nowadays, unless you want to play Blu-ray or burn CDs. Don't bother if you know you're not going to use one or just a really cheap OD off of eBay. Also, I would choose the 840 Evo b/c it is cheaper and you won't notice a difference between the Evo and the Pro.
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    eBombzor got a reaction from BlackNightBravo in Gaming PC build: ~$1000+   
    Ok here are the differences between the UD5H and the D3H. I/O on the UD5H - 6 audio jacks - 2 Intel NICs - 2 HDMI - 1 Displayport (Btw, video ports on the mobo won't really matter b/c you are buying a discrete GPU anyways) I/O on the D3H - VGA - 5 audio jacks + optical - 1 HDMI And here are the main differences inside the mobo that I have graciously circled and labeled for you. UD5H: D3H: 1. The UD5H has 2 Intel Ethernet ports while the D3H only has 1. (you most likely won't need 2 ethernet ports) 2. The UD5H has 16 phases while the D3H has 8. (phases are for overclocking; they provide more power to the CPU) 3. The UD5H has a BIOS switch plus a built-in power/reset button while the D3H does not. (For overclocking purposes, if the BIOS becomes corrupt you can switch the BIOS or have different BIOS versions on each switch. The D3H has an automatic backup BIOS but you cannot choose which one the motherboard can use) 4. The UD5H has voltage read out points where you can connect an external voltage monitor for overclocking. (Again, for overclocking. People want to be extremely accurate with their voltages) 5. The UD5H has an LED post # display while the D3H does not. (For POST problems when you are building your computer for the first time. It's not necessary, but it makes troubleshooting slightly easier) 6. The UD5H has an additional 4 SATA ports (Marvell) while the D3H has only the 6 base Intel ports. (won't matter to you unless you want to run 10 drives) 7. The UD5H provides internal 1394a ports (firewire) while the D3H does not. Also, 2 more things. The UD5H has 5 system fan headers while the UD3H only has 3. The UD5H uses Realtek ALC898 codec while the D3H uses the ALC892 codec. About the CPU, I forgot to mention the reason why the 1230 V3 is much cheaper. The 1230V3 does not include Intel HD onboard graphics. CPUs are basically made equal in terms of quality, so no need to worry about that. I have the Evo but from other people's advice, buy the Plus instead. Performance is nearly identical between the 2 but the fan on the Plus (Blademaster) are quieter than the ones on the Evo. Hope this helps and don't be afraid to ask questions!
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    eBombzor got a reaction from Bladefoto in Build list for HD Video and Photo editing computer with gaming   
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.16 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ NCIX US) Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Microcenter) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.95 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC) Total: $1255.02 I'm not much of an audiophile so I left you with a bunch of headroom for all your audio equipment. I tried to replicate Sam's build as closely as possible with more recent hardware. I did change some things around, though. You can switch out the 4770K for a 1230v3 if you don't plan to overclock. You can also go for a much cheaper cooler if you plan to go with the 1230v3. The PSU is total overkill for the 750 Ti but for future video card upgrades it will be easier to start out with a higher wattage PSU. I didn't go with a board with any fancy onboard audio solutions because you have enough headroom for a DAC or a sound card (or maybe even both) which are far better solutions than any onboard solution can provide.