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Discussion in 'Buy/Sell/Trade/Giveaway Forum' started by BarbaricSoul, Apr 30, 2010.

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    I don't think anyone has offered a mouse and keyboard - i think i have an extra set around here that i can donate.
     
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    OMFG YOU GUYS JUST PLAIN OUT ROCK. I mean I've seen this kind of kindness here before, but I seriously wasnt expecting this. I'll be sending out PM's tomorrow morning after fully looking though the list. The boy is gonna just gonna shit himself. I wish you coulda saw his face when he saw my computer, and then again when I said something about him being able to play games on it(I swear he looked like he got extremely sexually excited).

    One again, YOU GUYS FUCKING ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:respect::respect:
     
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    TBH, I'm jealous :roll:. I am now a computer maniac thanks to TPU for a year now, and I also love to game.... but guess what? I did not have the money to pay for a computer, or a dad nice enough to pay for one for me, even though he has alot of money to spare. I kinda jumped off a cliff by being in the process of buying a very good computer with most of my savings, and I am now hoping I can get a job again... I just couldn't hold any longer, a computer enthusiast and gamer without ever having a proper rig? :eek:

    So I wish the best to you, and I thank you for doing this for the kid, for I myself have been in that position (still kinda am lol, I'm 17, and certainly can't afford to move out on my own), and I fully understand :D Sure the people who are donating are GREAT and nice and all, but let us not forget that BarbaricSoul, is in fact, the real deal here :)
     
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    Ok, looking though the list, only thing it looks like I'm lacking in is video card. I do have a 8800gt laying around, but if anyone one has anything better suited to be matched up with a phenom II 965 system, it would be greatly appreciated.


    BTW, the very first thing the boy will do with this computer will be to register on TPU and post a thank you to TPU for being so AWESOME!!!!!
     
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    Thanks n-ster, but I'm sure mom will make sure I get all the recognition I need. :D Imagine how that's gonna go. They think I'm gonna try to put together a old 939 x2 4800 system. And now by the looks of this thread, he may end up with a modern high-end AMD quad system with future upgradability, and possibly even a 22" LCD. Aside from my 5870, this system will be able to match my system. Did I say you guys ROCK? :respect::respect::respect::respect::respect:
     
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    Unless someone donates a 5870 LOL
     
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    I can hope :D
     
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    “Give someone a fish and you feed him for a day;
    Teach someone to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

    You my friend have learned well :).
     
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    Use the initial budget to buy one? :D

    n-ster, you are not alone, as much as I like customising rigs (plenty of proof here) I have not actually build one from scratch up, only tinkering about existing builds. You are 17, not too much younger than I am, and my recommendation is for you to try to get your ass in a well paying job (by getting into college or otherwise) and earn so much money as to make your dad look like a bankrupt.
     
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    That's an excellent idea. You won't need $300 for a decent gpu but get something that supports dx11. That way he can play all the latest games with ease.
     
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    Yea, you could buy a 5850 :p but the 8800gt isn't that bad tbh... at least for him :p
     
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    My girlfriend's PC is still kicking, old Athlon X2 with 4650 1GB, runs all games that she plays smoothly ex. Spore, WoW, Tomb Raider Underworld, Sims 3, Left 4 Dead, CoD WaW etc. although not sure how it will run sandbox games like Crysis etc.

    So in reality a 8800gt still kicks ass :)
     
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    Just goes to show how innovative the G80/G92 line up is/was:toast:
     
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    Ok, so far I have a Phenom II 965, a Cooler Master 752 and a 22" LCD coming from kenkickr, a Asus M3A76-CM motherboard from blkhogan, and I've sent a PM to Paulieg about the 4 gigs Ballistix RAM and 160 gig HD. Next peice to select will be a PSU. For the case, I think I'm gonna take Justinn up on his offer of the thermaltake lanbox(I'll be PM'ing you bro). As for the video card, if I can afford it after paying for shipping of everything, I'll pick him up a 5770. If not, he can deal with the 8800gt for alittle while til I can get him a 5770.

    Picture will be taken and posted of the computer being put together. Thank you everyone, you have no idea how much fun and excitement this is gonna bring the boy.
     
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    add it to the list ken :respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect:
     
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    I mostly lurk, but I just wanted to say good show people bravo and all that. [​IMG]

    Very impressed by the generosity.
     
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    Just replied. I do have a OCZ 700w PSU that I may be able to part with too.
     
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    i know how you feel..i have two stepsons that have an absolute turd for a dad..both have their challenges ..adhd and what not. if it wasnt for this site , i could have never built them the machines they have atm. or the arcade we built...the people here are great, and i recommend this site to all my friends. sorry i didnt have any spare parts to help with...i used my last stuff for a build for my parents.
     
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    Well Id help out but all I have is a 350 W Antec PSU and a 8600GTS lol. But this is the reason why I stay here at TPU and no other forum! This is the best and most giving community on the interwebs. Proves that some ppl still have hearts. :toast:
     
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    This is why I choose to stay here at TPU. It feels like home. :) @ BarbaricSoul The shipping for the mobo is on me bro. You save your moniez and get that gfx. ;) Board will be ready to ship on Tuesday. All you need to do is give me an addy to ship it to. :toast:
     
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    Better late than never....Seems that all the hardware are spoken for by everybody else, I will offer to ship stuff to BS if need be (free of charge). PM me with the info.
     
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    :twitch::twitch: Man, there is no way I was expecting this kind of generousity. Words can not describe the feeling of warmth and caring I'm feeling right now(and no, mom isn't with me right now :D ). You guys and girls just continue to amaze me. Whenever I refer someone to this site, I always describe the community here as the friendliest tech community there is. This series of events just proves that to be true. I've thoroughly enjoyed my first 2 years here, and hope to enjoy my time here for many years to come. TPU gives me everything I need from a tech website, and so much more. I thank each and everyone of you, whether you were able to help me or not, for making TPU what it is.:respect::respect::respect:
     
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    Update, I'm taking Paulieg up on his offer for the 700 watt PSU. Next is the PM to Justinn for the case and Randomflip, I'm sure the boy would appreciate some bling.
     
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