Thanks for the help

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Paulsim

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I just wanted to thank these forums and the people who contirbute. I haven't posted a lot but I have read most of the threads over the past month and they have been a wealth of information. I built my first computer from the ground up and it went relatively smoothly. I didn't seat the memory properly and I bought the wrong cd drive (now I have two!) but it all works now and it smokes compared to what I had. I play a really old NASCAR sim and my frame rates went from around 30 to over 140. I can now play Ghost Recon AW 2 without the graphic lag. Thanks for the component suggestions and the help on "what the heck kinda connector is this?"

Hopefully I can get a few years out of this one or grow out of playing video games. Yeah right. Thanks again.
 
Leoslocks

Leoslocks

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From personal experience, it appears you are coming down with a common affliction...UpGradeMyComputerItus. Common Side Effects are:
Frequent purchase of new hardware
Feeling the Need for Speed in games
Occasional desire for new games

Glad you are up and running.
Cheers!
 
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Paulsim

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#3
No doubt. I also am just searching for people to have a conversation about SATA or IDE cables, AMD vs. Intel, PCIE vs. AGP, features of motherboards and all sorts of geeky stuff. 3 months ago I didn't know squat about any of this. I have a friend I race with online who works for Intel and I asked him about the 45nm technology. He was surprised and asked me how I knew about that. I supplied him with a link to the post here. :cool:
 
ThreeOnTheTree

ThreeOnTheTree

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Yeah, all the people I know have no clue about any of this. For Christmas, I emailed several people my newegg wishlist. I can't tell you how many people have said, "well, I got you something, but I have no idea what the heck it is!" :D

The hardest part is explaining any of this to such people, as you have to keep things pretty basic or you'll lose them in a hurry. :eek:
 
jimbo1763

jimbo1763

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#5
ThreeOnTheTree said:
The hardest part is explaining any of this to such people, as you have to keep things pretty basic or you'll lose them in a hurry. :eek:
Agreed. For the most part, all they really want to know is that it does what they want it to.
 
Admin

Admin

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#6
Thanks for taking the time to post that. It's appreciated. We're glad the forum was of help. -JP
 

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