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2 PSUs in one tower?

Q: 2 PSUs in one tower?

Has anyone ever tried 2PSU's in one tower? I ask because I'd like just one to run my video card <ATI X800GTO> so I'd like to know if that's worthwhile since I have a few laying around that are not all that great. I know it's probably a stupid question, go easy on me.... ;>)

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A: 2 PSUs in one tower?

I've never heard of that being done. I don't know where you would get the room. I would recommend that you get a new Psu with greater wattage.

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hi, I am going to upgrade my graphic card to ATI 5770 so I need a new power supply which has power about 550--600 watt. But the most frustrating problem is that I failed to find a proper power supply with the correct dimension.
I have an HP pavilion e9300 which uses a very wired power supply tower-150mm(W) 86(H) 140(D). But so far all the PSUs I found is the standard size --150mm(W) 86(H) 150(D) which cannot fit in my setup.

So could any PC God give me some suggestion, please??
Is any PSU with the size of my tower or can I just simply install a bigger PSU which can still successfully power up the comptuer?

Thx in adance.
 

A:Power supply bigger than the tower - frustrated by HP PSU tower

If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/power-supply-bigger-than-the-tower-frustrated-by-hp-psu-tower.148841/
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I need to retrieve some old info from my old tower. Is it possible to hook the old tower to the new one and use it as a big memory bank? And if so, how do I do it?
 

A:Hooking old tower to new tower to retrieve old programs

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hooking-old-tower-to-new-tower-to-retrieve-old-programs.613660/
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Q: PSUs

does anyone know of a cheap and efficient PSU that has a 12V rail of 30A or more. i plan on buying an ati radeon X1950 Pro. it requires me to have a 12V rail of 30A or more. o it has to be more than 450W also. help would be appreciated.
 

A:PSUs

I run an Ultra XFinity 600 watt $69 PSU. It has 2 12 volt rails. One of the 12v rails=20 amps, the other=18 amps. Total:=38 amps. My 8800 GTS requires no less than 26 amps and this PSU never misses a beat.
 

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Forgot to ask this in my last thread. Is there any difference between a mid-tower ATX case and a full-tower other than height? Thanks.
 

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i'm just wondering what you guys think about these power supplies. i bought for my current desktop and it works fine, but i'm building a new one and was wondering if this is a decent power supply to use or if you think i should use a different brand. if so, what would you suggest?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bfg-tech-psus.110821/
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I have never heard of this brand and can't seem to find reviews for it other than on newegg.

Anyone have experience with them?

here is the psu in question
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817822004
 

A:Diablotek PSUs

Yet another cheapo PSU brand. Not much else to say.. Swap to either of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004

Both output more actual power, and are of higher quality. The Corsair is the better choice, if you just can afford it...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/diablotek-psus.879340/
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Greetings!

Some days ago I posted a question on this forum about my crashing computer, and recieved the answer that it was because of a lack of power in the PSU. Well, I recently came across the battery from my 2 year old computer with a crashing graphics card, so I figured why not use the old PSU in the new computer. The PSU I'm currently using is a 500W Chieftec, and the one I found is a 250W Hipro HP-D250AA0

Anyway, my question is; Is it possible too have your computer running on two PSUs?

Thanks, Elevero.

A:2 PSUs in one computer?

Quote:




I recently came across the battery from my 2 year old computer with a crashing graphics card




No, there is only room for one PSU. You have only one connector to each of the hardware devices. The 250 Watt PSU is too under powered to power the computer without failure in the future. And the 500 Watt is OK but we suggest 550 Watt or higher and a name brand.
You can replace the CMOS battery from any electronics shop or anywhere that sells batteries. If your Graphics Card is crashing, replace that. Or to test if it is that, run off the onboard video.

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A:need some advice on PSUs

Speed fan will work, also BIOS may have a temp/voltage monitor.
http://www.techspot.com/downloads/547-speedfan.html

Software is going to be off a little. Use a DVM to know exact voltage output, and cheak under load. Yellow=12v, red=5v, and orange=3.3v.
 

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A:Clueless regarding PSUs

Firstly, how do you know that your PSU is at fault?

Any decent 400W PSU will be more than enough for your PC. What's your budget?
 

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A:Clueless About PSUs

A power supply needs to be connected to a motherboard to power up BUT u can do it using this method in the video here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u0OKmIuNtmI
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/clueless-about-psus.1152594/
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Anyone know a reliable 650, 700, 750W power supply for under 70USD? With 80%+ efficientcy?
 

A:Two PSUs? Two HDDs?

why would you want to connect 2 power supplies? If you are looking for redundency then there are modular supplies that have multiple units within a single supply you can remove and replace if they should go bad. If you are just looking for extra cables and wattage then the answer is no.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/two-psus-two-hdds.771318/
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Hi,
I'm thinking about getting this PSU, 530w. Does anyone know any pro's or con's about this? Thanks.
 

A:Are TaurusX PSUs good?

It's way too cheap to be boasting 530W. Stay away. Far, far away.

See this website and get a PSU from tier 2 or 3, preferably 2; 1 if you can afford it.
 

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A:PSUs the good, the bad, and the ugly

Here is a huge thread on Power Supply (PSU) concerns
Spanning from 2002 to 3 weeks ago! (7years)
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/psus-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly.120796/
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A:What PSUs are compatible with my computer?

What PSU do you have right now?
 

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-suggestions-for-matx-psus.661621/
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A:2 PSUs powering 1 computer

marinkvasina said:





We have used a cable like this http://www.amazon.com/Vantacor-Dual-Adapter-Cable-2-way/dp/B00DL3L2J6
to provide common ground for both PSUs.Click to expand...

Common ground it not the purpose of that splitter. The splitter provide a "power good signal" from the motherboard to both PSU's, a green light so to speak. Without this power good signal, the PSU's would shut down almost immediately after supplying power to the motherboard. The power good signal is what keeps the power supplies functioning. If the motherboard senses a problem, it will not provide a power good signal.

The power supply may not function, if there is a problem internally with the power good sensor circuit. I had a power supply go out on me and without knowing for sure, I suspect this circuit.




marinkvasina said:





My question is, how safe is this?Click to expand...

I would say it is very safe seeing as there are cases designed to support two PSU's.
 

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Intel DG41WV motherboard
Q9550 CPU
GTX 560
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Also: Have not ruled out dirty power but I'd think that the surge protector coupled with the fact that other electronics have not suffered the same fate.
 

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A:2 dead PSUs in 3 days

Is your pc powered through a surge protector? monitor, case, etc.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/2-dead-psus-in-3-days.7718/
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any ideas?
 

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A:Emachines T2865 killing PSUs

First off, are the psu's definately dead? Have you shorted the green wire to any of the black ones to see if they power up?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/emachines-t2865-killing-psus.59517/
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Hello,

My friend have a normal CPU case, which he got from the vendor with his PC. In that case the PSU is fitted on top. Is it possible that he gets a coolermaster PSU and fit it in that case?

thanks.

A:Can coolermaster PSUs fit in normal cases?

Yes, if your friend's case has the "ATX" form factor.

Maybe, if the case has the "micro ATX" form factor.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/228721-can-coolermaster-psus-fit-normal-cases.html
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Naturally, it was a bad power supply that got me thinking of this in the first place. Specifically, it's a ThermalTake Silent Purepower 450 W. Disconnected from the computer the DC output voltages are spot on, but connecting the 24 pin powercord to the motherboard lowers the output voltages by ~20% (way out of range for the computer to run). Connecting more components continues to lower the output voltages. Sounds like a fixable problem to me, but I couldn't find much help in google searches.

A:Repairing PSUs - Stories and resources

Sounds too risky to me. I expect that is why you don;t see many how-tos. A wrong move and you could fry some expensive parts and pieces. I don't think that is the best PSU in any case so why not spend effort on it?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/144246-repairing-psus-stories-resources.html
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Hi,

I have an existing system with a QTechnology power supply (either 350 or 400W) which I am trying to upgrade to a AMD Athlon AM2 4200+ system with 1 GB RAM, 1 SATA or IDE HD, low-end video card and TV card.

A friend of mine who has recently built a AM2 4200+ system is saying that this power supply does not support "dual cores"?? Does this make sense?

He is saying that newer power supplies have some sort of special provision to handle both the cores properly, and just any power supply won't do. Is this correct?

Thanks.

here is the link to the power supplies page for the QTechnologies PSUs:

http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/powersupplies/qt-psus
 

A:QTechnology PSUs unsuitable for a AM2 system?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

You can tell your friend, he`s talking out of his backside lol. All ATX psu`s will work with a dual core cpu.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Well I'm currently clocking out with 13 fans in my system, many are stock, but include some bay fans. Anyway I was wandering if two PSU's would do the job, and if so, how could you set it up.

Would the PC be sitting with its side off while the wires run in or out?

Would it put through water cooling ports, on the back on the case?

Is there a special "self standing" case out there built especially for PSU's that are outside the case?

Any of these questions being answered would help.
 

A:What about 2 Power Supply Units, PSUs?

Just get a bigger wattage PSU (and a good one)
Note I have no idea what PSU wattage you presently have, or how that co-incides with the amount watts used by your hardware (ie multiple fans)
But PSU can go all the way to Kilo watts
 

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A:Are these PSUs suitable for my future plans

I've got a Corsair 750TX and it runs two 1 gig overclocked Palit Sonic cards just fine, (see my specs above). Of course if you are planning for the future, I'd get a bigger one. Also a good place to check out how much power you need and compare it to other cards......

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3810/nvidias-geforce-gtx-460-part-2-the-vendor-cards/8

Oh, you can't run three of these cards in SLI, only two. Each card has only one place on top to put the SLI bridge, so, no three way. You could always use a third card for PhysX though.
 

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A:HP Slimline s3400f won't play nicely with other PSUs

Really? No one has anything to share on this topic? I had hoped that in a couple days someone could shed some light on this problem, but a week's gone by and I got nothing?

That hurts guys.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hp-slimline-s3400f-wont-play-nicely-with-other-psus.148870/
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A:What tower should i buy?

Dell outlet would be a good place to start. Personally, I would save up a little more and wait for a good deal at Dell.

This is an example of what they have:

System Price : $269.00

Operating System Genuine Windows XP Home
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http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?p=2674998#post2674998
My new 'puter is runing XP Home.

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bm
 

A:old HD new tower

here's the thing...it depends. if you installed xp on fat32 then yes you can install your old ME HD as a slave and be able to read it...however if you installed xp in NTFS then you'r just plain outta luck. you can't read fat32 with ntfs
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/old-hd-new-tower.370584/
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A:New SSD for old tower?

Well there are three issues I see;
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/new-ssd-for-old-tower.1154425/
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A:Tower not getting power?

Hi garaboldi,

This might sound daft, but I've done it before. Have you made sure that you have plugged it in and switched on at the wall socket? Is there power to the wall socket? Try with another appliance that you know is working. Does the fuse need changing in the plug, and is the wiring secure?

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/211783-tower-not-getting-power.html
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A:PC Tower LCD Screen

http://www.crystalfontz.com/ is my LCD supplier...

Software and drivers are available from their page.. There's also quite a bit of third party LCD software floating around, of the open-source variety..
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pc-tower-lcd-screen.320146/
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A:tower will not turn off

Check here: PC Chips
Just search for the board

Or here
There is a download at the bottom of the page for the manual.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/tower-will-not-turn-off-99353.html
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A:Should I use my old CPU cooling tower or the OEM one?

if u read the comments in the newegg link for the Vishera alot of people are saying the stock heatsink sucks......so probably use the rosewill cooler if it is quiet and works well.......... and i wouldn't worry about longevity, u can always replace the fan on it if and when it fails
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/should-i-use-my-old-cpu-cooling-tower-or-the-oem-one.1097093/
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A:new tower fans

Originally Posted by narcopletic pc


im going to update my stock case fans with a couple Vantec torndoes. the only issue i am afraid of is actually causing a vacuum within the case as to where the air can actually be sucked back through my power unit causing it to over heat.... is this possible?



it is happening, per the new PC case layouts were seeing with the PSU on the floor of the case sucking straight from the outside & venting it back out the rear..

but the old case design has worked perfectly for years with the PSU at the top, thats why a 140mm fan was added to newer PSUs to help remove hot air from the case

but its not really an issue, your PSU will never die from the extra heat of your components...

it is on the other hand possible to create a ''dead spot'' where the PSU fan cannot extract due to chassis fan configs, but each case is different so its something you would have to test.

move your chassis fans to different locations each time holding your hand by the PSU exhaust, see if the flow changes at all. (i doubt it will)

i always try to put a ''positive'' pressure inside the case (more intake than exhaust), so air cant be sucked in through cracks & drive bays, thus lowering dust coverage

but a PSU can get very hot so i wouldnt worry too much....

SK

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A:BSOD after PC tower was hit

SSD is take no damage from the vibrations like HDD does. However the driver causing the BSOD is the Intel Rapid Storage Technology. You might wanna remove that.

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A:Sound through the tower

Open the windows volume control and make sure system speaker
is muted.
If there is any other software like the realtek control panel,check
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sound-through-the-tower.870036/
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A:tower won't shut down

Post the make/model of the PC. If custom built then post the specs.

MB-CPU-RAM-GPU-PSU brand/wattage

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A:Beeping from my Tower

if it's while you're in Windows, that means the internal temperature settings are to high and it's telling you to shut down before you fry your processor or more. If it's during the RAM count, then it's a different problem which i'll go more in-depth into later if you tell us whether it's secnario 1 or 2
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/beeping-from-my-tower.47042/
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A:Can I use my Tuniq Tower 120 with this lot?

I don't own one.

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A:My Tower Keeps Beeping

What is the Operating system on this PC,Xp?
This is more likely a hardware issue what is the make and model of the PC?

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A:New Tower Restarting

Log looks fine - Explain the restarting in greater detail - how old is this towerDo this to verify all is OKDownload Superantispywarehttp://www.superantispyware.com/superantis...efreevspro.html Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.? It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.? Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.? Click the Scanning Control tab.? Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked:o Close browsers before scanningo Scan for tracking cookieso Terminate memory threats before quarantining.o Please leave the others unchecked.o Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.? On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software click Scan your computer.? On the left check C:\Fixed Drive.? On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.? Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.? After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK.? Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click Next.? It will quarantine what it found and if it asks if you want to reboot, click Yes.? To retrieve the removal information for me please do the following:o After reboot, double-click the SUPERAntispyware icon on your desktop.o Click Preferences. Click the Statistics/Logs tab.o Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.o It will open in your default text editor (such as Notepad/Wordpad).o Please highlight everything in the notepad, then right-click and choose copy.? Click close and close again to exit the program.? Please paste that information here for me with a new HijackThis log.

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A:Dead tower

The computer might've been fried.
Have you tried plugging into different outlets?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dead-tower.565143/
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Compaq Presario SR5010NX Desktop
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I recently performed a clean install of Win7 HP on this older tower and it's been running very well. Trouble is, it sounds like a vacuum cleaner on its last legs...very loud noises. I'm not qualified to identify a correlation between the upgrade and the outrageously noisy internals, but I've been given suggestions about poor heatsink mounting a la dried up thermal compound, or bad fans' bearings, or hard drive, etc.

I took a snapshot of the inside of the chassis with the side panel removed for uploading of the jpeg here, because I'm not savvy enough to understand where the heatsink is I'm happy to replace fans and even the heatsink if someone will please just tell me how to find it

Thank you.

sbuxman

A:Noisy tower

Is it definitely louder than before the clean install, with no new components? That is, is this a new development?

The heatsink refers to the CPU cooler in the lower right portion of that picture. If the heatsink were mounted poorly, it might cause the CPU fan to speed up in an attempt to lower temperatures. It wouldn't be my first guess for the source of noise, but that fan may be working very hard or going bad.

Check your temperatures and fan speeds with a tool such as HWInfo.

Fans spinning above 1000 rpm are typically audible--some more than others.
Get your ear in there and listen. You can stop case fans or even the CPU fan for a second or two to see if the noise disappears---that's one way to determine if it is a fan issue.

Listen near the power supply, probably upper left in that pic. It has a fan also.

Does the noise sound like a wooshing? That's most likely fans or air turbulence.

Whines can be drives, power supply coils, or even motherboards.

Hard drives are probably lower left in your pic.

Cases can be noisy in general, some more than others. You might have a vibration component to the noise from the front bezel rattling a bit--or just from poor design where noise leaks out through gaps or vents.

It's not easy to quiet a noisy case. The best way to get a quiet PC is to assemble it from quiet components, rather than trying to quiet it after the fact.

Some fans are noisier than others, even if working properly. You'd have to replace them with known quiet fans--preferably of the largest diameter that will fit the mount.

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A:Air Flow in Tower

It's not specific to just that Cooler Master case. In any situation where you stack numerous drives, air flow is impeded as there typically isn't much space between the drives. You would overcome the issue by using fans to suck more air through the case.

As for the module, it converts 3 (not the - inferring one) 5.25" bays. I prefer the Icy Dock model as the drives are all accessible from the outside. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994028
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/air-flow-in-tower.1018162/
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A:tower speakers

If I bought a pair of tower stereo speaker is there anyway to hook them to the PC?
 

There is a possibility but there is a need to know what kind of in/output jack on the logitech speakers are being used. Usually the 3.5mm stereo plug jack type can be soldered on the speaker wires and then connect on the logitech 3.5 jacks audio out. The in audio jack then would be connected to your PCs audio jack. There are also dual 3.5 mm male/female to RCA audio adapter http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Stereo-splitter-Adapter-Female/dp/B004D0LTL2 if you prefer the RCA cable. All audio outputs should pass the amplified speakers going to the PC. 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/511374/tower-speakers/
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My son wants to buy a tower pc for gaming like WOW, Sims 4 and other pc games.
I was thinking of buying him the following and was hoping to get some advice if good or not.
Asus Z97 pro(Wifi) http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z97PRO/
Intel Core i7 -4790 3.6ghz 8mb.
Kingston Hyper X Fury 16g Kit.
Asus GTX660 2G graphics card.
Hoping someone can please give me some honest advice.
Thanks

A: Help Deciding on a tower Pc

Do you have a budget for this?

You don't mention hard drives. You should certainly get an SSD for at least Windows and applications. You can use an ordinary hard drive to store data.

I don't game, but I'd guess gaming types would tell you to emphasize the graphics card. There are several steps above the GTX660 that you could consider, but it may be perfectly fine for the games he intends to play. I have no idea.

What resolution will he use?

An i7-4790 would likely be considered overkill for gaming, but if it's within your budget, knock yourself out.

Likewise with 16 GB of RAM rather than 8.

What case do you have in mind?

What power supply?

I assume overclocking is not on your agenda since you haven't chosen a K series processor. In that case, there's no reason to splurge on a Z97 motherboard.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sound-from-lcd-to-tower.374501/
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I really need to know as i have just purchased a new mb, i was also thinking of purchasing a case with a bottom mount for a psu.

I need to hear some info before i make my mind up.

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A:PC tower PSU top or bottom?

I can always mod the the case, adding a new hole on the top in the centre for a fan.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/195948-pc-tower-psu-top-bottom.html
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A:Getting a new tower for old monitor

it will definitely work , it will just look like crap.. its totally worth getting an LCD if what you currently have is an older CRT monitor
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/getting-a-new-tower-for-old-monitor.979855/
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A:Whats the best pc tower?

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Some will insist of full towers, others need/want smaller cases. Some people love windows and lights, and others don't care for them at all.

Generally speaking, there are lots of recommendations on this forum for
Antec
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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/73463-whats-best-pc-tower.html
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A:tower problwm

What kind of motor do you have in it? V6, V8 or a 4 cyclinder? J/K

Could be a bad power supply but that would be hard to check unless you have another one to replace it with to verify that.

In some computers, if the cpu fan is not working correctly it will trigger the bios to shut down the system immediately. Usually the cpu fan is plugged into a specific connector on the motherboard for the bios to detect if one is attached.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/tower-problwm.957465/
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A:PC tower fan is noisy

To find a fan or a similar size, just measure the old one in mm and get the same size locally or online. Case fans are generally 80MM, 92mm or 120mm.

Adding fans where they are no holders or screw holes would require something as simple as twist or zip ties or actually modifying the case to accept more fans.
 

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A:installing IDE in new tower.

Look for a blue connector next to the 24pin power connector. I can see it in the manual
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01859455.pdf

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/102038-installing-ide-new-tower.html
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A:question re tower

You can move any files PS created, but to use the program, it will have to be installed on the new pc.

wrs
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/question-re-tower.330086/
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Thank you,
dlkseedig
 

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A:Making a new Tower

If you are not going to overclock, you shouldn't need Ballistix RAM, but Crucial is a good brand.

That's a good basic case.

Many here would try to steer you away from Seagate hard drives toward WD or Samsung, but you can obviously have good or bad luck with any of them.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/157279-making-new-tower.html
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A:Tower with no Monitor

  
Quote: Originally Posted by codyw


A friend recently gave me an old tower of his with Windows XP installed. He did not give me a monitor. I was hoping I could use a VGA monitor cable and be able to plug that cable into my laptop and the tower but I am having difficulties. There is no place for me to "physically" boot up to that tower. Do I need to buy another/different cable to do something like this?


Don't even think about using the laptop screen as the desktop monitor unless you know exactly what you are doing, how the desktop was configured, etc. What you are proposing is having the XP desktop set up like a headless server, connecting the desktop and laptop via a crossover cable (or connecting to a network) then "running" the desktop using remote access from the laptop. Not a simple undertaking.

Buy a cheap used monitor and keyboard for the desktop - it's cheaper than replacing a fried laptop!

Regards,
GEWB

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A:Tower clicks

You are going to need to remove the side of the case and try to isolate the noiseA clicking sound is usually related to hard drive problems. Often called the click of deathhttp://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/276233/tower-clicks/
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Would someone please know of a solution.

A:tower melt down

This is some interesting reading
It's a pdf document
www.freeweb.hu/t-t/elokep/pic/download/tb067a.pdf

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/230524/tower-melt-down/
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A:Optiplex GX1 Tower

Jonathon,

You need to use Thread Tools in the ORIGINAL Post to flag you Q as solved. Creating an unrelated new Post is a compounded problem.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/optiplex-gx1-tower.366470/
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I was wondering if there is any problem with placing a subwoofer on top of my PC? It's a pretty small sub and doesn't vibrate so much but I was just wondering if anyone knows of any problems with this?
 

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Do I need repair?
The tower case gets hot enough to make you "OUCH" when touched
 

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Hmm, hey guys, I'm looking for a new case to replace my current raggidy, ugly, overall horrible looking case.

Want to help me in this adventure of mines?

Here's what I would like:
-Black case
-Mid Tower
-Comes with 1 or 2 120mm fans
-Power supply is optional
-Something durable yet not soo heavy that I cant even pick up.

thanks
 

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hI I am new to this site not sure if I have come to the right place or not??
I know absolutely nothing about computers.
I hooked up a used tower it worked great for 15 mins then comp. froze. tried to reboot and orange light came on moniter stayed black..tower is not making any beeps at all..Can some one help???
 

A:Tower Not Working

Do you happen to have any of the computer's specs you can post?
Problems like this could be a number of things, but my guess is either dead PSU or motherboard.

Let's start here: open up the case, and see if there are any led lights on the motherboard that are lit up, even when the power is off, as long as it is plugged in you should get something.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/tower-not-working.38498/
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Hi for the past few days I have been hearing sounds coming from my tower. I just had it cleaned about 2 months ago, so I don't think it is could be dust built up on the fan. It sounds like it is trying to load a disk, but there isn't on in the slot where you put one. Any help would be great.

Thank you,
dlkseedig
 

A:Tower sounds

Describe the sound better. Is it a clicking? A beep? A drives clicking sounds bad.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/tower-sounds.543752/
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A:Odd tower issue

Sounds like some stuff got fried. It could be your Mobo. Isolating your hardware might be a good idea in figuring out what got fried. Do you have another graphics that you could swap for the one presently installed?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/odd-tower-issue.112025/