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October 17th, 2013, 06:14
Broke the bank… again. I got tired of lagging in Fallout New Vegas with my irritatingly slow AMD Phenom II 965 chip and architecture.

So I decided to upgrade to an Intel i7 finally. And of course that entailed a new motherboard. Oh and some new memory. And of course a new 6gb/s SSD because my old 3gb/s drive simply couldn't do. Oh, and a new case. And a new power supply… and… and… and my wallet discovered I should have left well enough alone.
  • Intel i7 4770k
  • Corsair h100i cooler
  • Asus Maximus Hero motherboard
  • 16gb G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series RAM (2133MHz)
  • Samsung 840 Pro 128gb for the OS, replacing Intel x-25m
  • Cooler Master HAF-X case
  • PC Power & Cooling 950W PSU <—- Only thing I don't feel guilty about blowing money on; my current psu is nearly 7 years old! Still going strong but starting to get nervous.

…It'll definitely feel nice to be bottlenecked by my video card again. The Phenom II has been a thorn in my side ever since I originally tried to save a few bucks and bought it in 2009.
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