About my Computer:

I spend a lot of time on my computer including cleaning and upgrading it. Here is my current setup for any curious people who might or might not be building a new machine:

OS: Windows 10 64 bit

Case: NZXT Phantom Exclusive Black Finish w/Orange Trim ATX Full Tower

Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 910W RMS

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3 ATX (LGA 1156)

Processor: Intel Quad Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

Hard Drives(2): 1x256GB, 1x120GB Samsung SSDs

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3 1066

Video Card: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

DVD Drive: LG Super Multi Blue Blu-ray DL-RW, HD-DVD player, DVD DL-RW, CD-RW, Lightscribe, it'll do most anything

Monitor(2): Samsung T220HD, Samsung 226BW

Speakers: Logitech 2.1 Speakers X230

Mouse: Gigabyte Force M7 Thor laser

Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow mechanical


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Jan 2018 - Upgraded video card to: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

Jan 2018 - Added 2nd monitor: Samsung 226BW

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May 2017 - Added 2nd SSD Samsung 120 GB

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Dec 2015 - Upgraded to Windows 10

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Apr 2015 - Upgraded to Windows 8.1

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Dec 2013 - Finally got an upgraded keyboard, mechanical now

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Jan 2012 - I have gone back to a full tower for the roominess and also because I bent the Thermaltake case too much and could no longer use the top fan (it hit the side of the case).

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Sept 2011 - Another 8GB of memory is added bringing the total to 16GB.

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March 2011 - New motherboard: GIGABYTE LGA 1156 Intel H55, processor: Intel Quad Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz, the old memory is replaced with 8GB DDR3.

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Feb 2011 - New Graphics card: Radeon HD6850 1GB DDR5.

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Dec 2009 - One of the GX2's is sold due to heating issues when both of them are used. It was a fun experiment.

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July 2009 - New Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910W RMS. Another graphics card: EVGA 9800 GX2 is added and SLI is in full swing.

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Jan 2009 - Case upgrade to a Thermaltake V9 mid-tower, it's actually very well designed and everything fit well despite going smaller.

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Sept 2008 - Time to finally upgrade the ole monitor, can't be watching blu-rays on a CRT. New monitor: 22" Samsung TV replaces the 19" flat screen CRT. It was a beast though and I ended up with two CRTs due to an error in shipping they never caught. It once fell out of my car after arriving at a LAN, didn't phase it a bit.

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Aug 2008 - New graphics card: EVGA 9800 GX2 1GB is purchased and replaces the x800XL.

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July 2008 - Blu-ray burner added and another 500GB HDD.

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Sept 2007 - New motherboard: EVGA NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI and new processor: Intel Core2Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz. Memory upgrade as well, now running 4GB. Upgraded power supply: PC Power and Cooling 610W RMS.

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Aug 2006 - New case again, went full tower now because I was running out of room. This case looked better too. New speakers, new mouse, lighted mouse pad.

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June 2005 - I upgraded my case because the motorized door was annoying and I needed more gauges. (Notice how the first case was actually used for only 1-2 months despite me owning it 6). Don't judge on wire management, I was still a noob at this.

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May 2005 - My first build is finished and running. First graphics card was an ATI x800XL 256MB and processor was an Intel 3.2 Ghz P4 640 Prescott on an Intel LGA 775 board and has 2GB of memory.

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Dec 2004 - This was my first case from my first build, the front has a motorized door to either show you the bay drives or the gauge/power buttons. The case was purchased in Dec, but it wasn't used until May.

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