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What Is The Ultimate Gaming Computer?

Q: What Is The Ultimate Gaming Computer?

im not to sure myself since technology has moved onto PCI express n all. so this is a thread to let peoples imagination run wild and also for the rich people to maybe buy and enjoy?!?!! lol

Cheers Adam

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A: What Is The Ultimate Gaming Computer?

well lol im not rich far from it im afred but i guss the best gamming pc would be a pentum 3.8Ghz wtih that new extreme technogy and a ati x800 graphs card but thats if u got bucks to wast on that. I love games and all but i dont got alot of many tos spend on them. lol

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I need a new computer. My budget is 1000. I am able to build it from components myself. I intend to overclock it, and intend to gear it towards gaming.

Where did you buy [the parts for] your last computer? Was the site you used a good place?

Off of all the interwebs, what is my best bet?

A:Ultimate 1000 Dollar Gaming Computer

Micro Center (

Nice online stuff - and stores that are a parts geek's dream!

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i recently upgraded my processor and board to
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I only have 3GB/s on my hard drives but that means i can still hook them up right?
Another question is, anything specific which i should do once i install the ram and CPU for this board and processor? First time using a AMD proccessor

A:Upgraded my computer to ultimate gaming but have questions

First of all, looks like a nice build. 3GB/s is fine for hard drive speed, the hard drive wont effect your in game performance that much anyway. As far as the cpu and ram go, you may have to update the bios on your motherboard to reconize the cpu since the amd 6 cores are still pretty new. If the cpu shows up as unknown in the bios or in windows, a bios update should fix it. Otherwise it should be strait forward.

I guess i just assumed you were goin to reformat the hard drive.
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A:Ultimate gaming system

You'll waste tons of time thinking about these things...

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All depends on how much you're willing to spend. You'll get the best value by building the PC yourself though.
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on a shoestring budget.

I am looking at the nVidia 8300 chipset to build an ultimate gaming machine using SLi tech. Has anyone done this before? I found a motherboard for around $70 and am looking for a cool box. I want to go with liquid cooling systems and plan to shop for the parts I am going to need like a power suppply and video cards. Anyone know where I can get some help? or know of some cool places to shop?
There is a really cool place here in Portland Oregon called "freegeek" I think they have a website too. I buy alot of cheap parts there. neweggcom is okay too.

A:Building the Ultimate gaming machine

Newegg, Directron, ZipZoomFly, TigerDirect, NCIXUS and mWave have excellent deals on all kinds of items. For cooling options, check out Jab-tech and FrozenCPU.
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Here is the original dump file
Hope someone can help me find out what is the issue causing this error
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A:BSOD while gaming Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bits

The BSOD you have indicates a page fault in a non paged area. The usual causes are defective hardware, normally RAM. Sometimes it is driver related however the driver responsible cannot be identified.

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A:Windows 7 Ultimate black screen while gaming

Do these games work at all or is the black screen after playing for a period of time
I would check temperatures of system and gfx in particular and if they are ok try a gfx test program to see if you have any issues eg Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
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Alright so I got the Bluetooth adapter paired with my 2.1 speaker system and it works on my PC but the problem is that it won't work while playing games like Advanced Warfare but it'll work when I use stuff like Spotify. How do I fix this?
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CSS runs smoothly but when I move my mouse around to turn it jitters, it's wierd and difficult to write an explanation. The fps is okay I guess, I'd expect to get more but it's really bothering me that I can't run it smoothly.

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A:Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help.

The only thing that's missing is the power supply (the "PSU"), but we should wait until you select a CPU and video card - especially the video card. The PSU is an investment, so we have to make sure it's a good one.



Go for a 2 x 4 GB kit or 2 x 8 GB kit. Your only choice right now is DDR3. The cost can vary from roughly $50 USD give or take $10-$20 to almost $200 USD and more.


Which i5? 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, or 4th Generation Core i5? The cost should be at around $200 give or take $10 to $20 USD.

Video card:

Try to avoid being loyal to one side or the other (NVIDIA or AMD) because some AMD GPUs are way better, but some NVIDIA GPUs are better.

The 128bit or 256bit is the bandwidth of the memory. The higher the number, the faster the memory can be in some ways.

The amount of memory you'd want is about 2GB, yeah. The more the merrier, but it mostly benefits textures.

You can go for any video card you want, but the GT 640 might not be an appreciable upgrade from the 410m. You'll notice it, but I dunno...


Yeah, this is a little bit of a personal thing because take me for example: I have two 60 GB solid state drives and it's all I need. One is for Windows and programs, and the other is for things like My Documents and even my desktop.

Like the power supply, the hard drive is a bit of an investment, so try to get good ones.


Not really. I would also like to see you build it instead of making someone do it for you. That way, you can make sure it's done right the first time. You won't need to know how to do anything because you can lean on us.

I also recommend posting this thread over on, but make it clear that you're not overclocking. They are very good at building computers.
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A:Gaming Computer crashes while gaming

Look at the event viewer to find which part of you PC causes the problem, read this guide
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A:Gaming computer vs regular everyday computer

The desktop comes with a Windows 7 operating system as Internet Explorer is the default browser. These type of desktop usually has low quality power supply and the motherboard may be limited for your personal upgrade preferences. Most people look for customizing and asked for which hardware to purchase and assemble depending on their budget and intended programs to install.
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i'll start with what is in my opinion the best processor- AMD Athlon 64 FX-53

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A:New computer, Win 7 Ultimate x64 BSODs


One driver caught my eye - Rt64win7.sys

This is your networking driver and is blamed for one of your BSODs.


Rt64win7.sys Mon Mar 22 22:57:14 2010 (4BA73EFA)

However, it appears very much up to date (it is worth looking for an update anyway from your motherboard manufacturers site). Therefore we are probably looking at something else interfering with it as the cause; this could take the form of another driver, or a hardware problem.

You don't have any of the usual 3rd Party firewalls installed that we usually see clashing with networking components.

However - I did notice this driver:


dacbdalg.sys Fri Feb 02 05:32:34 2007 (45C21622) - Ultima?
This is out of date - I am not entirely sure what software it is associated with, apart from that it is made by a company called Ultima

Update or uninstall it for now.

If BSODs continue after the driver update/removal run Driver Verifier

Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Drivers

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RAM - Test with Memtest86+




Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Fri Sep 24 12:59:09.569 2010 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:59:54.115
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KxStartSystemThread+16 )
Bugcheck code 1000007E
Arguments ffffffff`c0000005 fffffa80`05935050 fffff880`02fafa68 fffff880`02faf2c0
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Fri Sep 24 11:58:30.616 2010 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 1 days 20:30:06.161
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KxStartSystemThread+16 )
Bugcheck code 1000007E
Arguments ffffffff`c0000005 fffffa80`05aac050 fffff880`02fafa68 fffff880`02faf2c0
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Wed Sep 22 13:51:31.928 2010 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 3 days 7:11:16.473
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KxStartSystemThread+16 )
Bugcheck code 1000007E
Arguments ffffffff`c0000005 fffffa80`05abe050 fffff880`0ccf7a68 fffff880`0ccf72c0
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Fri Sep 17 12:04:38.213 2010 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:10:15.696
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KipFatalFilter+1b )
Bugcheck code 0000001E
Arguments ffffffff`c0000005 fffff880`036c3cb0 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Thu Sep 16 22:45:57.433 2010 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 10:12:01.791
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Rt64win7.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Rt64win7.sys
Probably caused by : Rt64win7.sys ( Rt64win7+1312f )
Bugcheck code 0000001E
Arguments ffffffff`c0000005 fffff880`02f18a20 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Wed Sep 15 16:25:53.417 2010 (GMT+12)
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BugCheck D1, {fffff7fffa8cd6e0, 2, 8, fffff7fffa8cd6e0}
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Need details.
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Antec SmartPower 2.0 500watt ATXv12 Power supply.....70$

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro Cooling Fan with Heatsink......30$

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A:gaming computer?

You didn't mention a case, hard drive, optical drives or floppy. I suppose you will reuse old ones?

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A:What computer is better for gaming

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Machine two doesn't list which CPU or PSU. The CPU frequency is all that is listed.
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A:help, please: gaming computer Qs

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There is a tutorial on how to run this here: Ad-Aware Tutorial

Spybot Search & Destroy from
There is a tutorial on how to run this here: SpyBot S&D Tutorial

SpywareBlaster from
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Might check these.
That mega special one looks to have decent specs.
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A:Gaming Computer

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A:New to gaming computer

ibuypower 528 specs for those who don't want to look it up.

General Spec
Model Gamer Power 528
Recommended Usage Gaming
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Processor Main Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor
Cache Per Processor 2MB L2 Cache
Memory 4GB DDR2 800
Hard Drive 500GB SATA II
Optical Drive 1 24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4670 1GB
Audio Sound card - Integrated
Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
Power Supply 680W
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Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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A:AI for computer gaming

I don't know why I'm doing your research for you, but...

As I've said before (but probably not to you) Google is your friend!

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A:Gaming computer

None of the links work.
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A:Which computer is best for gaming?>>>

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2 of them have integrated graphics and the first one has a
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A:gaming computer help

Either the Nvidia 7900GT or ATi X1800XT would be fine for that machine. You could always go a little higher end if you wanted to spend more.

DX10 cards will be out in the fall so you may not want to spend too much on a card right now.

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A:My new gaming computer

The P5K gonna be updated with the P5Q series.... shouldn't be much different tho.

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A:Gaming computer help

Nice pick for a case.
You may want to increase your memory to 8GB.
I didn't see a listing for a motherboard. Was this left open with the CPU inquiry? Do you prefer AMD or Intel?
You may want to choose a better CPU cooler if you don't want to use the cooler that is normally shipped with the CPU.
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all im looking for in it is a:

good video card
Semi-good audio card
about 2.0-2.7 GHTZ proccessor
1-2 GB RAM

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thanks for any help.

sorry for being like wanting and giving only specifics.

A:Im looking to get a gaming computer....

My PC cost &#8364;1100, here be the specs

Dell Inspiron 531
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A:I'm a new guy to gaming computer

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A:Gaming computer help

Only for playing WoW you would not require such a powerful CPU. However, if budget is not a constraint I would recommend:

CPU - Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz

Motherboard - ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58

GPU - 2x EVGA 768-P3-1362-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked

Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600

PSU - CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W (Considering you might add a third GPU and will be running all components highly OC'd.)

HDD - OCZ Vertex 2 120GB

Case - Thermaltake ArmorPlus(Armor+) VH6000BWS Black (Ultimately it comes down to personal preference. Picked this as it has 10 PCI ducts for Quad GPU configurations. The HAF 932 / HAF X are other excellent cases.)

Others here should be able to advise you on the choice of liquid cooling systems as I'm still on air cooling for my CPU/GPU.
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Sounds good but also check Neweggs prices. And 4 gigs of RAM is too much unless you're going to use a 64bit OS. 32 OS's can only see about 3 gigs because of the way they handle memory addressing.
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A:windows 7 ultimate 64-bit in which computer should I install?

You should run this application on both PCs:

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

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A:Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on new computer BSOD

Hello Iceman, Welcome to SF

This fault is probably driver or memory based

I would start by running some basic hardware tests, download and run memtest86+ to check your ram and i would also run chkdsk and/or HDD diagnostic from your manufacturers website

Check system file integrity
Start>cmd.exe>right click run as admin>sfc /scannow

Check all drivers are up to date, and update this driver
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if you cant update it try removing the program its associated with temporarily till you get this problem sorted

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Try reinstalling the OS. Happened to me before, I don't know why.

Does your HDD light show reading at first 5 minutes of boot?
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As you say, multi booting Windows and Linux is best done on separate Hard Disk Drives (HDD) have a look at the info below to see the best way to go about it and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


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Originally Posted by FallenSatan

Should I buy this computer? Its oly 1900$ and here the stats:

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Go with this build:

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Do you have to reboot to get back to seeing input on your monitor?
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My computer freezes up while im gaming not a lot but enough to become annoying the sound still goes but it kind replays the same thing over and over again the system specs are

Operating System System ModelWindows Vista Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 6001)
Processor 2.50 ghz Intel Core2 Quad Q9300
Display-NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 [Display adapter] (2x)
Toshiba TSB-TV [Monitor] (41.9"vis)

sorry about the specs im not sure whats needed to know to try and fix the issue if you need anyhting else let me know and i will get tin info if you tell me how lol

A:Computer freezing during please

so far you specs are looking good but could you tell us how much ram you have
you can obtain this by going to Control Panel\System

I.E memory(ram) 8GB or whatever you system has
also what game this is happening with
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A:New gaming computer -- need feedback!

I'd consider the following if it was me with that budget:

CPU = Intel i5-760 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache, Quad core @ $209.99

Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3 ATX $109.99
CPU cooler = Coolermaster V8 RR-UV8-XBU1 $59.99
Video option 1 = HIS HD6850 1GB GDDR5 $159.99
Video option 2 = HIS HD6870 1GB GDDR5 $199.99
Hard Disk = Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB (fastest mechanical 7200rpm hard disk available) $49.99
DVD Burner = Lets go Blueray + DVDRW Lite-On iHES208-08 $59.99
Memory = Corsair XMS3 8GB kit (4x 2GB) $89.99
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Total $843 ish (for option 2 graphics, $40 less for option 1) plus shipping, and the cost of a case. Some prices are the price after a rebate.

I'd recommend this case = Coolermaster HAF912 $59.99 but its a personal option - Just remember to get something with good front, side (or top) and rear cooling. You might want to check out our Reviews section for ideas on good cases, and the reviews we did on the graphics cards as well.

The motherboard I chose is my preferred brand, and assumes you won't be considering multiple graphics cards. Also, you need a good branded PSU to power a recent graphics card - You didn't include one in your original post, but I've added a OCZ 600w one. 550W or above from the likes of OCZ, Antec, Coolermaster, Corsair (my preferred but use and like the OCZ I chose too) and others. If its cheap, it won't be reliable enough.

If you want to power 2 of those graphics cards (eventually) then you need a minimum of 650W, though 700W+ is preferred. You'll also need a different motherboard if thats your plans as well.

The Coolermaster V8 in a good case should provide good headroom to overclock the CPU as well.

With the reduced cost in RAM currently, it also makes sense to purchase 8GB kits, rather than the usual 4GB. Since you intend on gaming, I would recommend you purchase 8GB, as it provides for additional headroom with RAM.

Also, both the graphics options will play most games at full HD resolution, with high settings. The HD6870 is currently the best midrange GPU available, and highly recommended if you intend to play at full HD (1920x1080 pixel) resolutions and high settings.
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A:Is this a good PC gaming computer?

Just built a gaming system using the same CoolerMaster HAF-932. What a great case to work with and in!

If you can wait, Intel is about to release their newest cpu offerings "Sandy Bridge." Then make your choice and you may get some the parts you list a little less expensive. But, yes, that system you're putting together is very powerful.

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A:Buying a Gaming Computer

look for a machine with and AMD Phenom 64 processor, 2gigz of ram (upgadeable if you wish) and buy a nice video card (BFG 8800GTX or better. SLI is optional)

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A:Computer froze during gaming

download Everest Home and/or speedfan and post us the results on the sensor reports page.

open up the pc and clean out the dust.

open up cmd and do a chkdsk /f and also defrag.