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Advice on buying gaming motherboard please

Q: Advice on buying gaming motherboard please

after much strife with my old board i gave up trying to fix it
here are the spare parts that i will be using to rebuild my system

AMD Phenom x4 960T 3.0ghz
ASUS EAH 6950 DCII 2gb
CORSAIR XMS3 CMX8GX3M4A1333C9 (4 x 2gb)
CORSAIR TX 750w
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

can anyone recommend a decent budget board to put it all on? would be a great help

thanks

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A: Advice on buying gaming motherboard please

Depends on your budget really....

ASUS MB M5A78L-M/USB3 AMD AM3+ uATX 90-MIBG70-G0EAY00Z

Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 Motherboard Phenom II Socket AM3 AMD 880G RAID Gigabit Ethernet (rev 3.1)

ASRock 880GMH-USB3 Motherboard AMD Socket AM3 AMD 880G + AMD SB710 ATX Gigabit LAN (Integrated AMD Radeon HD 4250 Graphics)

.... all these are full of features and cost around ?50

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A:Buying/Building gaming computer advice

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A:Buying a new Gaming PC

I would go with the E6750, Just recieved mine 2day when i ordered yesterday, comes with a nice fan&heatsink as well.
 

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A:Buying a new gaming PC

If you want my honest advice, just take what you like from each and build your own. you can build yourself a really decent system within that price range (and probably save some money too) and assembly is quite easy.

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A:new to gaming PC's, need help buying

Hi mharoon and welcome to techspot

overall it looks like a decent system, but it won't be a good gaming computer. here's why

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A:Buying Gaming Computer

350 dollars for an entire PC?
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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:Buying a new gaming desktop

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A:Buying new gaming parts.

Not really sure on the overall setup, but something I will say is it may be worthwhile getting an aftermarket GPU cooler for that card.

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A:Need help buying a new gaming computer

Hey its ReeD With aftermarket cooling etc. they mean that whether will need a,better,fan on your CPU (processor) or if you would need watercooling to,keep,it cool. This is only if,you want to overclock your CPU. For motherboard,I would have a look at the Asrock extreme3 gen3 ans whether,it fits,in your budget. Also, you might, want to figure out if,you want a SSD, this might be a bit expensive Nd not fit in your budget. If youare planning to,buy a (small) SSD, get a z68 mothefboard, otherwise a P67 will do
 

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we only need one post in the forum
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This bundle is perfect: Intel Core 2 DUO LGA775 E6600 2.40GHz Retail / Intel 965P LT Motherboard / 2GB Corsair XMS2-6400C5 DDR2 Dual Channel Kit.

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A:Buying new pc, need advice

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A:Help on building/buying a gaming computer

Hi and welcome. Please post only once. For right now, I'm going to assume the games forums will be best for your question.

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=293658
 

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A:Feedback on Buying a Gaming Computer

Sorry I didn't post the logs with the original post...
 
GMER log
 
GMER 2.1.19115 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2013-03-02 19:27:38
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP0T0L0-3 Maxtor_6L200M0 rev.BACE1G10 186.31GB
Running: vgiliwmz.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\Jen\LOCALS~1\Temp\axtdapog.sys
 
 
---- System - GMER 2.1 ----
 
Code            mfehidk.sys (McAfee Link Driver/McAfee, Inc.)                                                        ZwOpenProcess [0xF74712D4]
Code            mfehidk.sys (McAfee Link Driver/McAfee, Inc.)                                                        ZwOpenThread [0xF74712E8]
Code            mfehidk.sys (McAfee Link Driver/McAfee, Inc.)                                                        NtOpenProcess
Code            mfehidk.sys (McAfee Link Driver/McAfee, Inc.)                                                        NtOpenThread
 
---- User code sections - GMER 2.1 ----
 
.text           C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe[520] ntdll.dll!NtCreateFile + 6                7C90D0B4 4 Bytes  [28, B0, 04, 01]
.text           C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe[520] ntdll.dll!NtCreateFile + B                7C90D0B9 1 Byte  [E2]
.text           C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe[520] ntdll.dll!NtMapViewOfSection + 6          7C90D524 4 Bytes  [28, B3, 04, 01]
.text           C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe[520] ntdll.dll!NtMapViewOfSection + B          7C90D529 1 Byte  [E2]
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.text           C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe[520] ntdll.dll!NtOpenProcess + B               7C90D609 1 Byte  [E2]
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- ASUS® P8Z77-V LX
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- 1.25GB GEFORCE GTX 570
- 1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s

Would that run most current games on the market at high settings? ( or medium for really graphic-hungry games )

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A:Feedback on Buying a Gaming Computer

Desktop icon doesn't really tell us much. 
 
What icon are you talking about?
 
The only thing I can tell from the thumbnail is that the Taskbar is at the top of the desktop.  Is this your problem?
 
If this is the problem right click in a clear area in the Taskbar and click on Properties.  There is a box titled Taskbar location on screen, this will give you the options for its location.

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A:buying laptop for school/gaming help?

You're going to need more money for a good gaming laptop.

Ok I did a little searching and I found a list of mobile video devices.

Nvidia GeForce Go7600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
Nvidia GeForce 8400M-GT
Nvidia GeForce Go7700
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A:Buying headphones advice

If you don't need a mic...then the top dog is the "Beats" brand but they're very pricey. It's really down to personal choices and what you are specifically looking for in a headset. Here brands that I recommend and in no particular order.

Roccat
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A:Router buying advice

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Let me introduce my self.
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Thanks in advance

Regards,
Vamsi

Sorry i missed one thing to specify.
I am looking for the confiuration mainly for SAP instlations
 

A:Advice on buying a Laptop?

TechSpot Laptop Buying Guide - August 2008: http://www.techspot.com/guides/buying-laptop/
 

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A:Advice on buying a computer

for an ADSL modem you will need a Netowrk card but all motherboards these days come with onbaord gigabit ethernet so not much of an issue.

i would suggest:
AMD 3700+ SD $328
Link

ATI X800XL 512mb $399.95
Link

DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D $135
Link

OCZ 520watt Powertream PSU $139
link

Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2 $122
Link

and the rest is up to you but that system will be mad

EDIT: that is about $1124 all needed is HDD CD/DVD which would slip under but if you dont wanna spend this much get a Venice core 3200+ instead of the 3700+
 

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A:Need advice for buying new HP laptop.

You'll often find that there's a particular bottleneck that's slowing everything down, and that's where you want to focus your efforts.
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A:Buying Advice, Bittedness

Hi,

I see SeaVixen is probably busy with a reply, so I'll concentrate on the Outlook Express question.

The only way to run Outlook Express is using XP Mode in either Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate:

How to use OE in Windows 7

If you use Windows 7 Home Premium, then you could install XP as a virtual machine and then run Outlook Express in that.

My recommendation would be to shift from Outlook Express and go with Thunderbird.

Regards,
Golden

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A:Buying laptop, need advice

Your budget equates to about $1500 US... (including shipping)
You should be able to find many very good machines in that price range.

I am not sure how wise it is to recommend particular brands or stores.
But if you have questions about a particular brand, or model,
or concerning a particular "e-tailer",
I am sure someone will be willing to share their experience.

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That would be my starting point, given what you have said so far...
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A:Buying a new PC. Any advice on build?

cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202
mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128374
ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145220
vga
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150360 (Will Handle all monitors under 24" with no problems, with high settings)
case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043 (Probably the last case you'll have to buy)
hdd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148309
psu
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All items are under your budget, some with rebates.

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A:Need advice on buying a Server

Based on your situation and what your saying its probably better to use a decent desktop machine rather than dedicated server hardware, its what 90% of small and medium businesses tend to go with.

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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/evaluation/sysreqs/default.mspx
 

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A:Advice for buying Laptop

seeing how nobody has replied yet, i think i can kinda handle this.

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Get the Abit NF7-S v2.0 which has the very capable SoundStorm sound card.
 

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A:Laptop buying advice

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A:Buying a new monitor need advice

Take a look at this monitor, it has your HDMI cable included and has a three year warranty. I have been a ViewSonic user for many happy years

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116477
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A:Advice on buying a new printer

I have an Epson R300 and I am very happy with it, and after purchasing it to print quality photos I certainly would not use compatable ink. I am on my third Epson now and never had any problems with them. What I have set up now is the R330 for my photos and a 880 for day to day printing with compatables.
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A:Need advice on buying a laptop

These guys build gaming laptops: http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=products
They're not cheap.

Asus also sells gaming laptops: http://www.asus.com/ProductGroup1.aspx?PG_ID=1quIC6RvvlvcvNbn#

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A:Which Forum-Buying Advice?

this is as good as any, list your requirments.
 

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A:Buying a new Laptop and I could use some advice

Both laptops are great, I really do not know what your cousin was thinking. Both laptops have the highest end components you can get. They are are overkill though. This is why:
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2) 32GB RAM is too much.
3) A 4GB GPU for 1080P is overkill, but doesnt hurt.

Pros:
1) The 780M is great.
2) 4th gen CPU
3) A lot of RAM.

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A:Never used win 8.1, considering buying laptop - any advice

It's been 2 hours and no one has ... yet.
Touch is not necessary to use 8.
If not immediately fascinated with the tiled start screen, find a way to stay with Windows 7.

Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

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A:buying printer advice

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A:Buying my first laptop...need advice please

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A:Buying new laptop Advice

all i3 and with 4GB - anything else different graphics ???
moved to hardware forum
 

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Buying another desktop to replace a very old one I have had upgraded to the max over the years Not looking to spend more than but preferably less so been looking at refurbs and the like on Ebay Im a confident user not very good at the jargon but understand the basic principles of the pc On top of normal internet and office use I do some simple gaming not hi-tech d interactive stuff and I use a lot of card making software mainly graphics related I like a fair bit of storage space for my graphics and lots of photos and music Want something that can happily cope with me running multiple programs my old machine really doesn t like this won t need upgraded or not straight away anyway and preferably cope with the latest software as well as some of my old stuff So narrowed it down to a couple machines and hoping to get some feedback on them - hope they re not too crap THIS ONE IS Intel Quad Core GHZ GB Ram GB Hard Drive Dual Layer DVD R W b g n WiFi card Intel GMAX On board Video On Board HD Sound with Audio jacks On Board network card USB ports rear front Multi card reader Windows bit with active restore partition ALSO Intel Dual Core GHZ E GB Ram GB Hard Drive Dual Layer DVD R W Intel G On board Video On Board HD Sound with Audio jacks On Board network card USB ports rear front Multi card reader Windows bit with active restore partition and Packard Bell software suite Power cable Dell Optiplex Windows Core duo GHZ - GHZ on Advice new desktop buying GB Brand new with year warranty Brand new Gb HDD With Years Warranty DVD-ROM To upgrade to DVD Writer please see the upgrades below USB ports on the front on the back Integrated Intel graphics card Advice on buying new desktop Built in Ethernet card to connect to the internet by cable To add on Wireless Condition Used Software Windows Open office Anti-virus Adobe reader VLC player Flash player Internet explorer Mozilla Firefox To add DVD writer Sorry for the massive post but am struggling to decide with my little novice head Please help nbsp