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Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by kemical, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Mongo

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    Thank you kemical
     
  2. firewire

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    I joined because I came home one day from work and found that Microshaft had installed Windows 10 on my PC. Grrr.....very underhanded of them. I had some issues and posted a thread about it and got some great advice from some very nice and helpful folks. Definitely made me a fan of this forum.

    I'm a graphic designer so I've been tinkering with computers for a while now. I built my first PC a while ago and it's still going strong today. Pays to really research these things. I tried to pick components that would future-proof my rig as well as I could, because it's expensive to build a PC and I knew I couldn't do it again for a good long while. If anyone is interested this is what I got......

    Mobo: Gigabyte P35-DS4
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    GPU: ASUS EN9600 GSO
    RAM: G.Skill PC2-6400 DDR2 8GB
    Cooling: ThermalRight Ultra 120E
    Internal HDDs: Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB 64MB and Seagate ST500DM002 500GB 16MB
    Burner Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST DVD+R DL
    Monitors: (2) DELL S2340M 23" IPS HD LEDs
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 6100
    Case: Ultra m998
    Sound: Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z506

    Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit. Incredibly impressive OS from Microshaft. Might be old, but the PC is still serving me well for what I need. The good folks at Overclock.net were extremely helpful in assisting me with the build.

    Anyway...love this forum and I think I'll stick around a while :)
     
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  3. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    Hi Firewire and welcome aboard.

    That rig should handle anything windows 7 can ask of it but be aware that Microsoft has ended main support for 7... you do have extended support until January 14, 2020 so its not all bad however ime the graptics will be what you notice and when the time comes I'd look for a good | cheap laptop... something like my Asus tp500la ($700 aud) or a MAC if money isn't an issue.

    To be clear, the ASUS EN9600-GSO should handle basic computing but its not a rig that I'd use for rendoring.
     
  4. kemical

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    Hey Firewire!

    Thank you for the kind words re the forum.. To be honest it's you guy's that make it the place that it is... :)

    Welcome aboard!
     
  5. firewire

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    I don't do any rendering work so that's not an issue. If I continue doing graphic design work eventually I'm going to have to upgrade the GPU, and if I do that I might as well build a whole new system. I'm working full time now so maybe when tax time comes I could afford it.
     
  6. GeeseSherman

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    Hey guys! New to this forum! Just looking for some insight into a BSOD error on a new windows 10 dell. thanks!
     
  7. kemical

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    Hi Geese!
    welcome to the forum!

    Looking at those dumps right now.. ;)
     
  8. GeeseSherman

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    Hey kemical! Thanks for the welcome. Looking forward to any help you can offer. Running out of ideas of what the perpetrator is. Im wondering if its windows update related.
     
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    Welcome to the forum GeeseSherman, hope it works out with the BSOD but Kemical is the best hands to be in mate.
     
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    Hi, glad to pick your smart brains! thx
     
  11. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi PuddleJumper!

    Welcome to the forum... :)
     
  12. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    Gday puddlejumper, feel free to pick away mate.
     
  13. SemJ

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    Hi all!
    Have a nice day)
     
  14. kemical

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    Welcome Semj! :) Hope you enjoy your stay in the forum.. :)
     
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    G'day Semj... welcome.
     
  16. kgon

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    6 computers/Laptops. All running on SSDs. All on Win10. 1 lost its Blu-ray in the upgrade, hence I am here. Have not found an answer on how to get around SSD on IDE where the blu-ray wants AHCI, now my TV has no Blu-ray and a slow Brazos chip.
     
  17. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    one out of six isn't bad ... welcome to the forum kgon!
     
  18. NewYorkEagle

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    Hello there. I'm new to this forum and I want to see that I appreciate being a member here. I've been a long time fan of Windows since my family had Windows ME in the early 2000s, although I didn't use it until 2003. My current computer right now is an Acer Veriton X2631, with an Intel Core i5 processor running Windows 10. My computer was previously running Windows 7, until I accidentally upgraded it to Win 10 around April of this year.
     
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  19. ussnorway

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    Hi NewYorkEagle (baseball?) welcome to the forum & yes ME wasn't such a bad system for the time.

    p.s, there was nothing 'accidentally' about it... Microsoft tricked people into it.
     
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    My name is basically just New York with Eagle, not with a particular sports team. But yeah, I agree. Windows ME wasn't really that bad. It just seemed like Windows 2000.
     

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