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Jesus. :lol:

SharkyExtreme used to do these "Budget, Mid-Level, Extreme Budget Gaming Rig" rundowns back in the day. I remember when the 2.53GHz P4 was the newest thing. Chip was like $800.

Awesome progress. If my PS3 ever takes a shit I'll probably just build a $300 home media server.
 

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Yeah, I just rebuilt my computer for $500 last year, and it is remarkably better than it was. You can get so much now, it's really dumb not to build your own desktops.
 

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Jesus. :lol:

SharkyExtreme used to do these "Budget, Mid-Level, Extreme Budget Gaming Rig" rundowns back in the day. I remember when the 2.53GHz P4 was the newest thing. Chip was like $800.

Awesome progress. If my PS3 ever takes a shit I'll probably just build a $300 home media server.
Yeah, I used to be on SharkyExtreme all the time. Their build guides were pretty cool. Ah yes, the 2.53Ghz P4. I remember those. Prescott, was it?
 

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In all fairness, for consumer machines, there isn't as much economic advantage today as there was 10 or 20 years ago to build vs. buy. I've noticed that you can get a pretty decent Dell desktop for $400-500. I'd still prefer to build but then again, so much has changed since I last built that I bet I would have to read up for a few weeks to make sure I bought compatible hardware and installed it all correctly.

10 years ago, you could built a $1000 machine that blew any pre-built offering away for three times the price. 20 years ago you could hack together a 486 for a few hundred dollars that would rape you in a catalog. I think the builders have just gotten more competitive on their margins.

Yeah, I used to be on SharkyExtreme all the time. Their build guides were pretty cool. Ah yes, the 2.53Ghz P4. I remember those. Prescott, was it?
Sounds right.
 

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In all fairness, for consumer machines, there isn't as much economic advantage today as there was 10 or 20 years ago to build vs. buy. I've noticed that you can get a pretty decent Dell desktop for $400-500. I'd still prefer to build but then again, so much has changed since I last built that I bet I would have to read up for a few weeks to make sure I bought compatible hardware and installed it all correctly.

10 years ago, you could built a $1000 machine that blew any pre-built offering away for three times the price. 20 years ago you could hack together a 486 for a few hundred dollars that would rape you in a catalog. I think the builders have just gotten more competitive on their margins.
Probably true. The thing I like about building is that when you install the OS, it doesn't come with the OEM's stupid preloaded butt crumbs. It's a completely fresh install. It's got that new OS smell to it.
 

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Wow, that $600 build sounds nice. It's got me thinking about selling my own (I saved up for this and bought it for the same price, man store bought PCs suck balls), thanks for the info Jeff! :yesway:
 

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I keep saying this, but I'm going to do it. And you can bet your ass it's not getting Windows 8.2 or whatever the shit's going to be by the time I get around to it.
 

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I keep saying this, but I'm going to do it. And you can bet your ass it's not getting Windows 8.2 or whatever the shit's going to be by the time I get around to it.
Why? Windows 8.1 is fine. I've got it on three PC's at home, and I've had no problems with it. :yesway:
 

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IT AINT GOT A START BUTTON, JACK!
On Windows 8.1 it does, go to desk top look in the bottom left corner press the scroll over the tile and press the right mouse button. Windows 8.1 is a pussy drownin' OS. :lol:
 

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I always lol when people say processor prices are crazy now. I'm like you must have not been around when the Pentium 2s came out.
 

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8.1 is great, as a power user it's the best windows os I've ever used. It's really easy to get to all the tucked away features, runs great and looks nice. Also, boots FAST.
 

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Yeah my new Toshiba has windows 8 and it seriously boots up in less than ten seconds.
Mine boots in about 12 seconds, and it's pretty amazing.

For the most part, I like it, I just should have to right click on a program and select "Run as Administrator" just to get it to write certain files in a location.
 
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