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About Alexandre

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    You can't see me!
  • Birthday 04/08/1991

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    Christianity, computers (obviously!), movies, basketball, electrical/electronic engineering, chilling with mates - just to name a few


  • Computer Specs
    Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium
    Graphics: HD 5850 1 GB
    CPU: i7 930 @ 2.8 GHz
    RAM: 3x2 GB DDR3 Patriot 1600 MHz
    PSU: Coolermaster GX 550w
    CASE: Lian Li Lancool K-62
  1. I think we are pretty fortunate here in Australia. For Australian citizens, the tertiary education system works on something called HECS-HELP. This is a government run, interest free, loan program which pays for ALL your uni fees. Eventually you end up paying off your loan bit by bit through the tax system, but that's only after you begin earning 49+ grad a year. The more you earn the more they take out and if you die no on has to pay the debt - they simply cancel it. USA sounds a lot more difficult. How do you guys pay your fees? Scholarships? Crazy savings? We also had the same thing happen here for Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering students - they made the first year classes pretty difficult and the workload quite heavy in order to weed out the uncommitted. We had a pleasant surprise when our contact hours halved in second year haha. By real physics, do you mean Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetism etc?
  2. Welcome to OCC! Feel free to enjoy yourself here.
  3. What's the max you willing to spend? What are you going to using the computer for? (ie what features you looking for?)
  4. It's been a while since I was last here! Study = crazy. I hope you guys are all fairing well. I Miss this place... CPU: i7 930 @ 2.8 GHz Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium RAM: 3x2 GB DDR3 Patriot 1600 MHz GPU: HD 5850 1 GB Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB Chassis: Lian Li Lancool K-62 Cooling: Thermaltake Contac 29 PSU: Coolermaster GX 550W Display: ASUS VE246H 24" LCD Audio: Logitech Z4 Keyboard: Logitech Internet 350 Keyboard Mouse: Logitech RX300 Country: Australia
  5. Sounds like you got too much RAM. What RAM did you buy and what is its overall memory capacity? What made you come to this conclusion? It says that it can support only a maximum of 4 GB RAM on the toshiba website.
  6. I wouldn't put too much trust in PSU calculator values - they usually state a wattage higher than necessary. I have found this one to be a bit more reliable but it still has the same issue. They usually state the MAX power consumption possible which is a rare occurrence and then add a few watts on top of it to "play it safe". Sounds good my friend hope you get it before the new year. Merry Christmas!
  7. Congratz to winners but seriously - whether you won anything or not - stick around at OCC! Merry Christmas guys!
  8. The reason I ask is because the OP wants to know if its worth getting SSDs or a new graphics card - if it's a new graphics card then it's appropriate to ask for PSU info.
  9. Where did you hear that the X58 chipset came out 6 years ago? It is only a little over 3 years old (since November). What is the main purpose of this computer? If it's just playing a bunch of games then why do you need 16 GB of RAM? You have a right to do whatever you want with your money but it just seems like a bit of a waste to me. Better to invest the extra money in something else you actually need IMHO. But apart from that you seem like you have most things worked out.
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