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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby merlwiz79 on Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:16 pm

Ok I just got clems donation into the bank account.
I bought the power supply and case that MysticGold04 found. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDeal ... mbo.345220
I have also bought the LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827106335
Total: $136.97
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby exploder on Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:35 pm

That is a good case. My step-dad has the exact same case and he seems real happy with it. I have the same burner, it's quiet and fast. Looks like you are off to a real good start on your new pc. :D
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby BrenR on Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:50 pm

I'm glad you went with the Antec. I think you'll be happy with it.
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby MysticGold04 on Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:51 am

Just donated to the cause! Thanks for all of your hard work, Merlwiz! :D
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:47 am

Ok I couldn't find a better motherboard so I have bought this one.
Motherboard(Reviews say it works with linux): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131603
Also bought this RAM best.(timing for the price)
Memory(4GB DDR3 1333 Timing 7-7-7-21): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231276
Cost(with shipping):$194.98
Total spent: $331.95
MysticGold04 wrote:Just donated to the cause! Thanks for all of your hard work, Merlwiz! :D

Thanks for both donations.(finding the combo deal)
With this new build I should have more time to work. :mrgreen:
exploder wrote:That is a good case. My step-dad has the exact same case and he seems real happy with it. I have the same burner, it's quiet and fast. Looks like you are off to a real good start on your new pc. :D
Thanks for confirming that the burner works.
1st time with a case that has the power supply at the bottom.
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby MysticGold04 on Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:34 am

Which PS did you get? The antec one or the OCZ one?
You might need
to get a 12v extension cable, maybe not depending on the mb.
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:37 am

MysticGold04 wrote:Which PS did you get? The antec one or the OCZ one?
You might need
to get a 12v extension cable, maybe not depending on the mb.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817371031
Easy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6812198005
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby merlwiz79 on Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:35 pm

I don't think I can word it better.
Kendall wrote:We have reached our goal of getting the financial support necessary to completely build the necessary system. As of next Wednesday I'll be completely shutting off donations for this particular purpose, closing the Paypal account, and sending Merlwiz a cashier's check for the total amount of the donations received via Paypal and by Mail.

I would very much like to thank everyone who donated to this cause. Anyone wishing to further support this should make their donations directly to Linux Mint. Again thanks.
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby merlwiz79 on Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:34 pm

I took some pics of what I have gotten so far and will update when I can.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31132934@N ... 758136706/
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby Superewza on Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:07 am

For the CPU, have you considered an Athlon II X4? Not sure about the pricing over there, but they're about the same as the Phenom II X2s where i am. Should blow it away in everything bar gaming, where they're about on par.
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby Kendall on Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:51 pm

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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby MysticGold04 on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:00 am

Should be a nice system, I'm jealous!! :D
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby merlwiz79 on Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:44 pm

My wife just had surgery so the update was delayed.
I added more pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/31132934@N ... 758136706/
This pc is so quiet compared to my old one it's unbelievable.
The old one sounds like a tornado compared to the new one. :lol:

Thanks to all those who donated.
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby Aging Technogeek on Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:53 pm

Glad you have it finished. I noticed that 5.9 rating in Windows 7. That's as good as it gets. Congrats on building a superior machine.
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby merlwiz79 on Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:37 pm

Aging Technogeek wrote:Glad you have it finished. I noticed that 5.9 rating in Windows 7. That's as good as it gets. Congrats on building a superior machine.
The new top rating is 7.9.

Everything is running great and no problems so far.
I installed Window 7 64bit, Windows XP Pro 64 bit, Linux Mint 7 x64, Linux Mint 8 x64, and Ubuntu 10.04 x64.
I have Xubuntu 10.04 installed with Wubi and built mint4win for Linux Mint 9 Isadora.
Currently helping on the next release of Linux Mint.

Specs:
Motherboard: Asus M4A77TD
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3GHz
RAM: 4GB of G.Skill RIPJAWS RAM
GPU: Geforce GT 240 1GB GDDR5
DVD Burner: LITE-ON DVD Burner iHAS424-98
OSs Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Hard Drive 2: Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby Aging Technogeek on Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:04 pm

7.9 may be tops, but your talking to someone who has never had a system that scored higher than 3.9, so 5.9 looks pretty good.
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Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Postby merlwiz79 on Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:11 pm

Aging Technogeek wrote:7.9 may be tops, but your talking to someone who has never had a system that scored higher than 3.9, so 5.9 looks pretty good.
LOL my old pc scores 3.4. :D
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