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    New Rig

    If anyone else is looking to build a new machine this year, you may be interested in what I came up with after doing a lot of research. I ordered it all from Newegg earlier today. Total after rebates: $1656.91.

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    Get it put together yet? If so thoughts? Thinking of putting a new rig together soon.

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    Just got everything yesterday. Now I have to find the time to throw it all together. Maybe this weekend.

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    It's up and running. The build went fairly smoothly; the only casualty was the retention clip on the PCIe slot, which I broke trying to remove the massive video card in order to get to the SATA ports. Even without it, the card seems to be seated securely, so I'm not worried. I got Win7 installed with no problems, and the machine boots to desktop lightning fast. I'm going to fiddle with voltages and whatnot tonight, then I'll get some benchmark scores.

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    Do you prefer Win 7 to Win8? I can't stand the Win8 default interface, but with 8.1 and a few setting changes, was able to get rid of that.
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    Windows 7 is a solid, mature operating system. I don't think the same can be said for Windows 8. It seems to me that Win8 is to Win7 what Vista is to XP: not worth the upgrade.

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