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May 27, 2010 9:43:18 PM

Here should be an interesting thread:

Post any regrets you have about your current computer system. Something you would have done back when you got it, with the knowledge you have today.

I'll start. Actually, I have no regrets. Got a used Radeon 3870 for $40, got an Athlon IIx4 620 and overclocked it, Case Antec 300 is excellent and my motherboard is still happy AM2+ with 4GB of DDR2 ram, all of which I got for free and is running at 1000MHz. I don't even regret never getting any optical drive. I'll edit my post if I think of something.

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May 28, 2010 2:01:02 AM

I extremely regret that I bought the cheapest case available, power up mid-atx. Airflow sucks and has little to no room...
May 28, 2010 2:04:29 AM

I regret getting 2 9800GTX they got great performance but I should have held out a little longer and went for an ATI DX11 card but I had gotten them right before they came out. Besides that I am pretty happy with my rigs.
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May 28, 2010 3:05:19 AM

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Regret that I didnt buy oddles of RAM when 2GB sticks were only $20. :( 


No kidding.


I used a corsair CV400. A great power supply without a doubt. But I found out after the build that the 450vx, which is an almost identical PSU with a 75 watts of extra juice (which I didn't need) has Japanese caps. The 400 uses Taiwanese caps. I would have toss another Andrew Jackson in just for the better caps.

Oh well. Not like im hurting with the 400. Its still great.
May 28, 2010 5:36:39 AM

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Regret that I didnt buy oddles of RAM when 2GB sticks were only $20. :( 


I'm on the same boat, prices of ram today are insane compared to the prices before.

FALC0N said:
No kidding.


I used a corsair CV400. A great power supply without a doubt. But I found out after the build that the 450vx, which is an almost identical PSU with a 75 watts of extra juice (which I didn't need) has Japanese caps. The 400 uses Taiwanese caps. I would have toss another Andrew Jackson in just for the better caps.

Oh well. Not like im hurting with the 400. Its still great.


The CX400 is a really good psu in itself, so you really shouldn't regret buying the thing. (It would be regrettable if the VX450 was almost the same price)




One thing I regret was not buying a 4770 before (it was a bit on sale), now it isn't available in the store that I buy parts :( .
May 28, 2010 6:21:47 AM

I regret shelling out my paycheque on building the best rig ever.

now im living out of a card board box - alone.
May 28, 2010 8:42:31 AM

arterius2 said:
I regret shelling out my paycheque on building the best rig ever.

now im living out of a card board box - alone.

Great rig indeed.

My regret is that I never knew about Tom's Hardware Forum before I bought 2 PC's for my twin kids, 1 PC for myself.
I bought them at store's recommended configuration and I later found out it sucks. So I have to do a lot of upgrading at great expense:
1. Replaced 2x 9500GT with 2x4770
2. Replaced 8500GT with HD490
3. Replaced Athlon 64 X2 5200+ with X3 720BE.
All those replaced parts are lying idle or sold at great a loss...
May 28, 2010 10:32:14 AM

I regret going cheap on the case. I learned to hate my Antec 900 over the years thanks to the cheap looking plastic and dust infestation. This was because I had sold my Silverstone TJ07 within 3 months of buying it because of financial problems. Then one day I was browsing ebay and lo-and behold a perfectly good, silver, TJ07 for $150 shipped!

I also regret not having enough money to get replace my 8800 GTS 512mbs...
May 28, 2010 10:42:16 AM

Buying a 4850 rather than a 4870 saving only about £10.

Made the decision as I only had 1 6pin PCIe connector from my power supply and the 4870 card I was getting didn't come with a 2molex to 6pin adapter. 1 week later whilst sorting out some bits I found that I already had one from the card that I was replacing.
May 28, 2010 12:20:27 PM

OllieUK said:
1 week later whilst sorting out some bits I found that I already had one from the card that I was replacing.


Couldn't there have been a "Mountain Dew Event"?

(Mountain Dew Event: Any seemingly innocent event that causes catastrophic loss of functionality to a computer system or one of it's components.)
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