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Thread: PC Build & Support Thread

  1. #261

    9,720 posts since May 2013
    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Hatman View Post
    I don't want any lurkers ordering what I want tonight and managing to take the last one somehow.
    Are the parts made of Nazi gold that they're so rare?

  2. #262
    He doesn't want our feedback to affect his judgement.

  3. #263
    I'm fine with feedback it's just I saved 30 by getting the last Asus 760 ITX GPU Aria had. The price on Amazon is 220 even though pcpartpicker says it's not. I also saved 11 on the RAM of which the price has went up already.

    So yeah, this is what the computer nerd of Dtoid Forums would buy with his money:

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/SamSpain/saved/3oIy

    Still waiting on a few things to be dispatched but I don't need things to arrive until next week anyway. Cool thing about the courier service DPD is you can quickly update them which day you want mail to arrive. I've chosen everything from them to arrive on the same day so I hope it's all in the same van.

  4. #264
    Nice. Hope the truck doesn't catch fire or crash!!

  5. #265
    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Hatman View Post
    I saved 30 by getting the last Asus 760 ITX GPU Aria had.
    In a Micro ATX frame? what kinda cooling will you use?


  6. #266
    ATX is for fat chumps. I'm going mini ITX. Cooling is Noctua, details in the pcpartpicker link.

    And that gif is so old.

  7. #267
    Just saying, friend: ITX chassis' have a tendency to turn into easy bake ovens unless you cut the slack out of the wiring and add additional fans to maintain overpressure.

    Sent from Duga-3 using TPtalk.

  8. #268
    Lian Li are smart with the cooling setup. With the Noctua CPU cooler, the Asus cooler and a gold Silverstone psu it should be manageable. The CPU is pretty low powered with only 80 watts too.

  9. #269
    That's the first I've heard of a Xeon. In all the recent builds I've seen(since I started looking) it's always been a i3, i5, or i7. Tell me about the Xeon.

  10. #270
    It's like an i7 but without the integrated graphics and no overclocking potential but at a price you'd expect from an i5. I'm personally getting it for hyperthreading and the 8MB L3 cache which makes me happy in very nerdy ways.

    For gaming only the i5 is more value for money still. But if gaming price/performance is your only need the AMD CPUs are probably better value for money anyway.

  11. #271
    Cool. Thanks for the information dude.

  12. #272
    Do you guys recommend any free malware / virus protection programs? I ran out of the free MicroTrend protection that came with my OS. I know it probably didn't do too much for me anyway, but just figured I'd ask if there's something out there you guys use. Thanks.

    I don't even download jpegs on my new PC, lol. 2 scared 2 hurt my baby.

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  14. #274
    MS Security Essentials is pretty good. Never thought I would ever recommend a Microsoft product but it gets the job done. Never had a virus for the last 3-4 years.

  15. #275
    Kir's Avatar
    3,011 posts since Sep 2013

    I use avast, think it's pretty good

  16. #276
    Quote Originally Posted by pk fire View Post
    Do you guys recommend any free malware / virus protection programs? I ran out of the free MicroTrend protection that came with my OS. I know it probably didn't do too much for me anyway, but just figured I'd ask if there's something out there you guys use. Thanks.

    I don't even download jpegs on my new PC, lol. 2 scared 2 hurt my baby.
    It's called common sense, don't press setup.exe too often or from weird sources, don't just accept unsigned java applets, don't listen to reddit or 4chan and you'll be all set.

    Also Jpegs are reasonably safe, the buffer overrun technique to inject code has been patched out ages ago.

  17. #277

    9,720 posts since May 2013
    Quote Originally Posted by Tautologic Pleonasm View Post
    It's called common sense, don't press setup.exe too often or from weird sources, don't just accept unsigned java applets, don't listen to reddit or 4chan and you'll be all set.
    To break it down to an even easier formula: use your common sense. Seriously. That's pretty much all it needs.
    And if you don't know enough about the machine you are working with: educate yourself. It's not hard to understand enough basics to be pretty safe on the internet.

  18. #278
    Everyday Legend's Avatar
    14,244 posts since Apr 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by usedtabe View Post
    I hear Malwarebytes is a good one.

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    I use it every day. Their rootkit killer is pretty damn good, too.

  19. #279
    I'll try that malwarebytes thing. Thanks guys.

  20. #280
    I've got a wireless Logitech keyboard + mouse combo that I'm looking to get rid of. I'll probably just hand it off to whoever wants it (Regulars only, obviously). Decent set up that cost me like $20-$30. I'm upgrading and would rather help out a fellow dtoider than try to sell it for $10 somewhere.

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