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[WTB] Paulieg getting back in the game

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Well, I've spent the last couple of years away from building systems due to some serious burnout. I'm looking to get back in the game slowly, building a moderate end budget gaming rig. I'm basically starting from scratch, except for a case and memory. Most importantly, I'm looking for current and last gen hardware. What I'm looking to start with is an Intel or AMD cpu/mobo combo, decent current gen gpu, and higher end air cooler. Please let me know what you got, and what you want for it. Thanks!
 

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Welcome back man missed you :toast:
 
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Hey buddy. Last I saw you, you were heavy into vaping. Hope you were able to kick the habit eventually. PM me sometime if you have a chance.
 

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Majority will want you to build an Intel 4790 with a 970 gf card. Honestly Intel and Nvidia aren't the only parts in town. Most AMD Gamers go with a FX6300 with a 280(X) however i see some with 270(X). As a recommendation 8GB of Ram at 1600 or better, a ssd only helps with boot times. If you can stomach windows 8.1 and get shelling utilities, I still recommend W7 Until W10 goes full fledged.
 
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For the Intel side I'd pick a 4670 or 4790 + a Radeon 290X or a GTX 970.

For the AMD side I'd pick an 8320 + 280X or a GTX 770.



EDIT: Sorry, didn't notice it was a WTB thread :p
 
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PAUL!!!!!!!

It is soooooooooo good to see ya back brother!!!!! Missed the hell out of ya man. :respect: :respect: :respect:
 

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Wassup P? I've got some watercooled AMD 7970's available, might even be able to hook you up with an AMD CPU also.
 
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PAUL!!!!!!!

It is soooooooooo good to see ya back brother!!!!! Missed the hell out of ya man. :respect: :respect: :respect:
Thanks guys! Happy to be back. Just going to ease into things, but I'll certainly be around more.
 
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But vaping is safer :)

I quit smoking almost 2 years ago with assistance from Vaping. I stopped vaping about 8 months ago. Finally stopped feeling like a hypocrit being a personal trainer and powerlifter for a dozen years, and a closet smoker.
 
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Shouldn't be too hard to find what your looking for here, there's an abundance of inexpensive "enthusiast" hardware floating around here lately, good luck with your hunt and glad to see you back
 
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But vaping is safer :)

What? when I saw the word 'vaping', I read it different and wtf thought how would it be safe!!

Anyway welcome back Paul!!

Microcenter has FX 8320 for $110 and $50 off mobo if you buy as a combo. Also you get $20 off Crucial 16GB memory set if you buy as a bundle.

Check it out if looking for a new set. 8320 easily clocks to 4.2 without voltage change and pretty good enough for everything.
 

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When I read this thread title........

 

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@Paulieg PM sent about cooling.

To everyone else in the thread, keep in mind this is a BST thread and there are rules that apply to this section. While we understand your longing to chat with Paul, please take it to PMs rather than mucking up this thread, thanks.
 
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I have a NH-D14 I'll sell you. PM me a offer.


 

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Bump for a good guy! We've missed you in the WCG section buddy! :toast:
 
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I'm getting ready to take apart my file/media server. I7 4770k, MSI Z87 ITX board, 8GB DDR3-2133 G.Skill, w/ a Corsair H55. Let me know if your interested and I'll get some pics up.
 
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Thanks everyone for offering parts. Just looking for a z97 motherboard now.
 
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I don't have anything for you right now but it's been a while Paulie and I've been gone for about the same period of time. Just getting back into the madness as well. Good luck sourcing your components!
 
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