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    Icon11 Hidden-Street Hardware Buyer's Guide (Updated 4/6/2014)


    Guide Updates (4/6/2014):
    1. Links updated
    2. End of life products removed or replaced
    3. Intel 570 SSDs added to Section 8 recommendations
    4. NVIDIA GTX Titan Black added to Section 5 recommendations
    5. Antec High Current Platinum series PSUs added to Section 6 recommendations

    Sorry for dropping off the map there for a month. Lots of news of future changes happened while I was gone, but it appears that the hardware landscape stayed fairly stable. Keep that in mind if you're planning to build a new box.

    Unfortunately I didn't get to address the brand bias in the recommendations though :(.

    An update history can be found in the thread
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    Oh wow, first post I haven't tl;dr'd and actually read the whole thing in a good while

    Thanks a lot because I'm trying to build my own computer now

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    ^Gonna report your post and claim first post.



    So then, this is a guide on materials and not on actually building a Computer hardware?


    I sort of skimmed through it. Was there anything here on RAM? I used "Find" to look for the RAM section but didn't find one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasudoken View Post
    ^Gonna report your post and claim first post.



    So then, this is a guide on materials and not on actually building a Computer hardware?


    I sort of skimmed through it. Was there anything here on RAM? I used "Find" to look for the RAM section but didn't find one.
    It's called "Memory" in the guide.
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    I am currently porting the guide to a format readable in Google Docs. I decided this would be a good compromise. The porting procedure involves me going through and removing every BB code formatting tag by hand and replacing it with it's equivalent formatting that will show up in a Google Doc. Please be patient as this process may take me several hours to complete. When this is done and the document is active I will post here with the link and edit the OP.

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    I would say, "tl;dr", but I read every word <3

    Kawaii guide is kawaii! Yay for it finally being posted!


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    Guide has successfully been ported. New link is here. OP has also been updated.


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    No words. This guide is amazing. :o

    Epically detailed, written in proper English, good formatting, a bunch of other stuff. What else can anyone ask for? Shame I don't need to know any of it, and anything that was relevant to me, I knew already. F3. But I know a few others who would find this guide REALLY helpful. Are you sure it's Ok for this to be free?



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    August Updates:
    1. Links updated
    2. EoL products remove or replaced
    3. Updated section 2 with AMD A-Series APU model information
    4. Added more Z68 motherboards to section 3
    5. Added socket names to the recommendations in section 3
    6. Removed the 6990 from section 5 since it seems to have disappeared
    7. Added some Samsung monitors and the Dell Ultrasharp 30 monitor to section 11
    8. Modified the builds in section 14 more expensive LGA 1155 builds have a Z68 chipset motherboard now.
    9. Note to readers: the AM3+ motherboards that Ive read reviews for did not score very well compared to other AM3 and LGA 1155 motherboards. While AM3+ motherboards will work with an AM3 CPU, I will not be recommending them until Im more confident in their performance.


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