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Q: Choose What closing the lid does?

Normally, 99.999% of the time I just shut it down completely but I'd like to know what "sleep" means?
Does that mean if I do so, upon opening the lid it'll be where I left it at?
I notice in Control Panel>Power Options>System Settings whether its on battery or plugged in , it shows sleep.

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A: Choose What closing the lid does?

I recommend sleeping the laptop if you are gonna use it after you close it within the next few hours. Otherwise shut it down.

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Here are my current laptop specs:

Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_r9.150322-1500)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC
BIOS: F.23
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4000M CPU @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600

I am wondering if I should try upgrading or buying a completely new laptop. I plan on running mostly Photoshop with some minor video editing in After Effects. If I should upgrade, what would be best to upgrade to achieve a laptop that can smoothly run those programs. If I should buy a new laptop, I would like to keep it smaller and similar size to the 13" Macbook Pro. Overall, I would like to keep all costs under $800.
Thank You,
Tracker47
 

A:What should I choose for an editing laptop?

Are you having issues running these programs on your current system? Upgrading a laptop is not the same as upgrading a PC. One is often limited to upgrading just memory and hard drives.
 

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Not sure this is the right forum to post this in so pls have me excused if it is not.

I am looking for a PC. I have a macbook air which I really like but
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2. Need to use the PC for me to store and view bike videos, music and photos. I have the smallest version of the macbook air but the hard drive is getting filled up and the 1100 for 256 GB storage is a bit on the high side, assuming I can find a better alternative

The PC will be used primarily for:
1. Surfing the internet
2. Streaming from the internet (youtube, netflix etc)
3. Storage and viewing of videos (probably about 50 GB)
4. Storage of photos and music (not sure how much but probably that of a typical family)
5. Word, excel, ppt

The PC will be moved around the house but not used for travel except for now and then - so size and portability not a key criteria

Would like, if possible, to spend not more than 600 USD give or take
 

A:Help me choose a laptop

Go for mac mini. It will meet your needs, also you already have macbook air, so it will be easy for you and your spouse. Cheers
 

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A:What SSD should I choose?

MX200 is what I have, it's a decent SSD.
 

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I am considering upgrading my PC with a new CPU and some cooling for it.

At the moment I have an i5 4570 with stock cooler. It reaches 70c under heavy load.

I have a Bitfenix Mini ITX case using MOBO Gigabyte Z87N-Wifi,
I have been looking at an i7 4770K or 4790K, Is there any other better CPU in that pricerange you would recommend?

I have never overclocked but I have been planning to eventually overclock a little.

For cooling I have looked at the H105i , Would it fit my case even? I read its abit bigger then the H100i. I have checked the specs and as far as I can see it SHOULD fit?

Are there any other coolers you can recommend instead?

Thanks for any input or advice!

Kind regards!
 

A:Help with buying new CPU and what cooling to choose

If you want a nice little yet powerful cooler, get the Hyper 212 Evo. It can probably handle a .2-.3GHz overlock at least.
 

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A:Which headphones to choose?

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Just a curiosity question, when building a computer from scratch, what do ya'll choose to do first:
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Pick a motherboard and then a compatible CPU?
Or something different?
 

A:Which do you choose first: mobo or cpu?

I tend to base my component choices around the CPU. A motherboard will provide effectively no performance increase for your system, and serves as a sort of connector for all your other components.

Definitely choose your CPU first, as it is a much more important decision.

That being said, it is still important to get a good quality motherboard.
 

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A:Which motherboard to choose?

In my opinion, doing a motherboard update less than a year after you purchase your first one to be a bit of a waste of money. (Replacing a motherboard is time consuming, and can often lead to issues with windows and such).

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1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544

2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128546 (thanks to DividedbyZero for pointing this one out)

3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

* I'll be running one video card. Gaming, some video rendering, 2010 Office, internet gaming, streaming, email, etc.

* I doubt I will be overclocking and have no need of all the "bells and whistles."

* Let me know what you think. Thanks.
 

A:Which motherboard would you choose? New Ivy build...

I am also preparing to build a Z77 system, so I read a LOT of MB reviews. Like you, I want the cheapest board that has the features I need, as long as it has no issues. After reading the NewEgg reviews on every Asrock Z77 board, I came to the conclusion that Asrock quality control sucks, their designs are iffy, and I will never buy a board from them. About half of the reviews are negative, with a full 25% D.O.A. Every manufacturer ships a certain percentage of DOA boards but 25% is ridiculous. As for the rest of the negative reviews, most pertain to inherent design flaws and boards that die after a week or a month. To me it looks like Asus has the best track record, with Gigabyte a close second. The only real difference in the Gigabyte boards is that the UD3H has 2 PCI-e 3.0 x 16 slots instead of 1, so I'd go with that board for the extra 5 bucks in case you ever want to try an SLI or Crossfire setup with 2 video cards.
 

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Good processor
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If you have the cash, and no DIY confidence, go for an Alienware.
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Good luck!
 

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my specs

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Thuban 45nm Technology

RAM
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61 °C
Graphics
Acer S201HL ([email protected])
ATI Radeon HD 5770 Series (ATI AIB)

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A:Help me choose a new graphics card

Radeon HD 6990




750W Watt or greater power supply with two 150W 8-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended.Click to expand...

GeForce GTX 590




Maximum Graphics Card Power: 700W
Minimum System Power Requirement: Two 8-pinClick to expand...


 

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Thanks for help!
 

A:Help me choose graphics card

jozefsx said:





I have 60$, what is the best graphic card to get?

I have pci express x16 slot

Thanks for help!Click to expand...

http://www.amazon.com/Evga-GeForce-...2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1320081925&sr=1-2

Pretty good one...

~ttm
 

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A:Which to choose?

I recommend against USB flash devices for any important data storage as they do occasionally fail. They're OK for transfering files between devices and the such, but never rely on them with data that has invaluable stuff or its of a irreplaceable nature.

The best way of moving the data would be to just send it via the internal network to the server. I wouldn't bother spending money to send it when it can be done overnight or in a couple of hours even with a 100MB LAN connection. Just move the data one disk at a time to your server. Or you could just move the data onto a couple of disks and then add them to the server.

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A:Help me choose a video card!

Hi salad,
The problem here is that any card that will accomplish what you want needs a PSU of 400w or more. even the cards that do not have a PCIE 6 pin.
 

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A:Please help me choose one of these laptops

anyone...please? I see over 50 views but no comments..not even a vote thats so easy to do...

I need to know ASAP before the sale is over...
 

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A:Trying to choose between two potential gaming laptops

I think i5 with a great card is better...but...
and Ive heard good things about ASUS and gaming....
Maybe you should go with asus....
 

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A:Which motherboard to choose?

The only notable difference are the CFX (ATI CrossfireX) and SLI (nVidia SLI).

CrossfireX enables you to combine 2 ATI (and ONLY ATI) graphics cards and SLI enables you to use 2 nVidia (and ONLY nVidia) cards. This greatly increases the graphical power of a computer.

CrossfireX has it's limitations, but so does SLI. So I'm not really sure why there's such a big gap in price, but it might have something to do with nVidia being a bit more pricey in general.

But if you're not planning on using two graphics cards, I'd stick with the cheaper CFX one, because you won't have to worry about which type of graphics card you have.

Marty
 

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A:Desperate to choose

Why are you desperate...?
I would get the Phenom but it's pretty much a tossup.
 

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EVGA Geforce 9500 GT $54.99

I heard that EVGA has a lot of problems with overheating, fan issues, and memory issues...is that true?

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A:Which one to choose?

what motherboard is it for or rather does it have a pci-e slot, if so
SPARKLE SXT430512S3LNM GeForce GT 430 - $64.99
 

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I havent bought the case, the optical drive or the hard drive

I like Coolermaster PSUs

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A:Help me choose a PSU

What cpu are you going to run?
 

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I am going to use a 46 inch OR 55 inch TV as my monitor so I can do regular computing as well as use it as a Home Theater PC.

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Intel i-7 3.4 GHz Processor

12 GB DDR3 RAM

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Thank You.
 

A:Help me choose a video card

the 5770 is more powerful than the GT 420, but either would be suitable for a HTPC. you wont need 12GB of RAM though, that's for sure, so if i were you i would save myself $100 on the memory and get the 5770.
 

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Hello !

I am buying a new processor.
I've choosen AMD since i heard it's better for gaming.
I dont want to buy nothing special, or expensive, just something that will allow me to play new games.
I think AMD Phenom is to expensive, so it would be best to choose AMD Athlon...

Procesor AMD Athlon II X3 445 BOX, s. AM3, 3.1GHz, 1.5MB costs 80 ?

What do you think about it ? is it good enough for new games ?

it would be nice if you have some suggestions on what cheap memory card i should buy cuz I have Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT 128 bit, and I think I need a new one, dont you ?
 

A:Help me choose which AMD processor I should buy

Procesor AMD Athlon II X2 260 BOX, s. AM3, 3.2GHz, 2 MB costs 78 ?
and
Procesor AMD Athlon II X3 445 BOX, s. AM3, 3.1GHz, 1.5MB costs 82 ?

1. question: which is better and why ?
The Athlon II is a Phenom II with the L3 cache disabled. The x3 is a triple core CPU, so naturally it will be faster with apps/games etc that use more than 2 cores.

The x3 4xx Cpu's are very good budget gaming CPU's. Dont purchased based on this...however you have a better than 50/50 chance of unlocking the dormant cores on either processor if you get a MB with a 710 NB chipset or better.

2. question: what does X2 and X3 means, what is it for, and is there huge difference between them ? X2=2 cores X3=3 cores

3. question: what does 260 and 446 BOX means, what is it for, and is there huge difference between them ? Box means boxed retail version, rather than an 'CPU only' version (no heatsink/fan) included

4. question 1.5 and 2.0 MB is the cache size, right ? so it isnt important if its 2.0 or 1.5
Generally the more cache the better. However you will be hard pressed to notice any performance difference between the two

5. question are those processors even good enough to play new games ?
They are, however multi core software and games is where its going. many games now are using 4+ cores. as an example, BC2 will use 8 cores/threads if you have them.

I don't know if this holds true where you are, but this one is within a few dollars of the ones you listed, and a tad faster

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103911

6. question it would be nice if you have some suggestions on what cheap memory card i should buy cuz I have Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT 128 bit, and I think I need a new one, dont you
What resolution and level of detail (eye candy) do you want to be able to game at?
 

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Hi,

I am ordering new Dell system.

Processor : Intel i-7 ( 2.93 GHz )

RAM 8 GB DDR3


I will be using TV as my Monitor.

I am also getting a TV Tuner Card with it.

I want to watch High Definition Movies too.


Which Video Card should I choose from following options ? OR will it make any difference if I choose the first one ?

It says ATI Raedeon HD5770. Does it mean High Definition video ? Should I choose that to Watch High Definition Content ?


1024MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT220 [Included in Price]
1024MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 240 [add Rs.3,143.55]
ATI® Radeon? HD5770 1GB [add Rs.5,239.25]
1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 [add Rs.11,526.35]


Thank You
 

A:Please help choose video card

For my fellow TechSpot users unfamiliar with India's rupee currency, here are the conversions. ;D

FREE ..........1 GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 220
+ $69.42 .....1 GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 240
+ $115.72 ...1 GB ATI® Radeon? HD5770
+ $254.59 ...1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460

Personally, I would stick with the GT 220 that is included in the price. Any of those cards will allow you to watch 720p, 1080p or higher definition videos, no problem. However, if you play a lot of new, graphic intensive games then I would recommend the 5770 as it is extremely cost effective.

On a side note, go for a huge hard drive or two if you intend to record shows with that TV tuner.
 

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A:Anyone want to help me choose a safe PSU?

Its too low for SLI, but I fitted this to my missus' quad core PC the other day, and was seriously impressed with the number of connectors, and the length of them!

Looking at your spec's it would be more than adequate for use in your system.

For reference, my missus' PC:
Intel Core2Quad Q8200 (2.33GHz)
Foxconn motherboard mATX
2GB DDR 800 RAM
2x DVD drives
2x SATA HDD's (160GB & 500GB)
2x 120mm Fans
Nvidia GT220 GPU

If SLI support is a long way off, I would highly recommend this PSU.

This would be handy for moderate SLI support (e.g. GTX460's): OCZ ModXStream Pro 500w Silent SLI Certified Modular Power Supply.

I plan on getting this for my system, my aim is for 1GB GTX460's.

In regards to your links, both from Yoyotech.co.uk I wouldn't bother with, the OCZ is the same as I linked ironically, even though I never checked your links til after I'd replied.
 

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I want to install my OS (Windows 7 Ultimate) on it, And maybe Microsoft Office.

So the questions are:

Which on is better? and which one would you choose and why?

OCZ Vetex have 100 mb/s write speed compared to 70 mb/s from intel, Does that speed matter?

Is 60GB storage enough?

Is intel X25-M, G1 or a G2? (I couldn't find any product called Intel G2, here in Australia)

Lastly What progarms would you have on SSD? (At the moment I'm thinking just OS and Office)

Thanks guys,

If you can answer all, that'll be really appreciated.
 

A:What SSD would you choose?

Intel's drive may not perform consistently under considerable write load; whereas the vertex is very fast drive, and thats what i'll be recommending.

However, the moment you buy an (MLC based) SSD HDD you are sort of on borrowed time. I hope likes of intel/samsung/toshiba & others will soon come up with solutions making SLC based NAND Flash cheap enough to be used in mainstream SSDs; it will not only help the performance of SSDs but also considerably improve the life span.

Anway, if i were to buy and use SSD today, I will disable disk defragmentation, windows prefetcher and search indexer, as it will help in ensuring that SSD will last some years (at least).
 

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Gateway NV5335u
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway...+Red/9605152.p?skuId=9605152&id=1218130501411

or

Dell Inspiron 15(1545)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+...Blue/9568728.p?id=1218125775111&skuId=9568728

(You can get a compare list if you click on Everyday Laptops then select both laptops and click compare in the laptop list.)

I plan on using the laptop for college, while playing some games (Such as Counter Strike: Source, or other games with similar requirements; I go for performance, not quality)

I'm mainly worried about the processor and Graphic card. The Pentium is faster than the AMD, but the Radeon is defiently faster than the 4500mhd, but not sure by how much.

If you have any other laptops you would like to suggest for under $500 (subject to change), please do tell.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Which laptop should I choose?

Joawro said:





Gateway NV5335u
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway...+Red/9605152.p?skuId=9605152&id=1218130501411

or

Dell Inspiron 15(1545)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+...Blue/9568728.p?id=1218125775111&skuId=9568728

(You can get a compare list if you click on Everyday Laptops then select both laptops and click compare in the laptop list.)

I plan on using the laptop for college, while playing some games (Such as Counter Strike: Source, or other games with similar requirements; I go for performance, not quality)

I'm mainly worried about the processor and Graphic card. The Pentium is faster than the AMD, but the Radeon is defiently faster than the 4500mhd, but not sure by how much.

If you have any other laptops you would like to suggest for under $500 (subject to change), please do tell.

Thanks in advance.Click to expand...

Let you know the Gateway is a (Acer) that FSB (front side bus) is only 533MHz while the DELL is 800MHz on the FSB. So performance from the sub-system on the DELL would be faster than the Acer.

DELL allows you to upgrade the RAM to 8GB instead of the Acer is limited to 4GB. You might as well buy the DELL. If you can try both systems out in the store before you buy online. I would do that.

One more thing, might interest you or not. Bing.com as cash back program that gives you money back if you buy the unit online then go and pick-up in the store. If you just gone to the store you wouldn't get cash back in the mail from bing. Optional.
 

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A:New gaming PC, 2 options to choose from

knappy,
a lot...and i mean a lot will change both in tech and deals you can get. for example just in the next couple of month s AMD is bringing out DX11, and intel will have the 32nm I7 cpu's out, i would revisit your buying decision when you get a little closer to it.
 

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Razer Barracuda

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or

abs az1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826279001&Tpk=abs az1

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A:Which headset should I choose

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A:What does closing the screen actually do?

Hibernation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernate_(OS_feature)
Lots of excellent info there

But all processes (Virus scan; copying .. etc) will pause, until you open the lid again
 

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A:Which psu to choose?

google psu calculator - add 30% to the results.

different rails have different connectors. Also you can test with a multimeter if unsure

#3 - yes (but in quality PSUs shouldn't matter)
 

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A:How to choose an extra hard drive for my MB

A second IDE is the easiest thing to do with that board. Your Maxtor is probably DMA6, so it is plenty fast.

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A:Choosing what to choose

umm....... alright..........





I have no idea about computers or anything and I want to set out to build my own!Click to expand...

obviously you do know something.

You could first tell the "specs you have in mind" and your price range. Also what your using it for. Yes AMD sucks. There are loads of great manufactures.


http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic108435.html
?!?!!?!?!?! you made another post here? ok......
 

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This is to notify you that the product you turned in under the above RMA number is beyond repair and a direct replacement is currently unavailable or no longer available. Therefore, in order for us to complete your request, you will need to choose a replacement from the following list:
**** PLEASE SELECT ONLY ONE SELECTION FROM THE LIST ****


[ ] IP35 Pro
[ ] IP35-P
[ ] IP35V

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A:Help me choose platform

8600GT
Most laptops do not have separate video graphics cards. Those that do are limited to certain ones. We will need your laptop brand and model in order to help you with this one. There are space limitations, connection requirements, and cooling patterns to consider.
 

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please give me some help
thanks
 

A:Just 2 diff mobos, please help me choose

You sound like you have already made up your mind on which board to buy. I would go with the Asus. I don't know what you mean by "because of it's setup". Do you mean motherboard layout?
 

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A:Help choose a GPU for a 939 system

Hmm...

XFX 9600GT 512MB, should be much better than the 8600GTS and use just about as much po.wer
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811998121
Is 63 CFM okay or no?

And about the Radeon...wow all of your old stuff is falling apart now that you're putting a new pc together.
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A:Asus G2Sg-A1 Gaming Notebook vs. Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi6? which would you choose?

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A:Windows Keeps Installing Wrong Driver for SB Live! and won't let me choose which one

have you treid going into BIOS & disabling the onboard sound?
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if you did,un-install the SB live sound driver,
take off the sound card & plug it to another
PCI slot.then re-install the SB live sound driver.
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Any info would be great.

Thanks!
 

A:What Motherboard to choose?

For music production, get the cheaper one out of the P5N-E SLI or the P5K WS and throw in a good sound card like the Audigy 2 ZS, since that'll be the main thing you need for music production. Avoid the P5K SE, since it has a lot of issues with RAM recognition.
 

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A:Help me choose

On the amount of RAM on #3, I'm assuming it's running VISTA. Of course, the others could also be running VISTA as well.
I would normally select #2 even though I'm an AMD person, but since it has an integrated graphics chipset, I'll have to go with number 3. BUT, the graphics card has to go. I'm also assuming the graphics card is a PCI-e based upon it being an AM2 processor and board. Since you didn't state what brands these are, nor did you state if you are going to use them for gaming, I'm just going to go with the flow. If you are going to game with it, AND you select #2 anyway, (and assuming again, that it has a PCI-e slot), you'll still have to install a new graphics card.
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A:Please help me choose building my New PC

Wow. I'm impressed. You have almost EXACTLY the same design that I am trying to put together. Applause for that one.

BUT! only almost. as a rule of thumb, case+power supply deals are never that great. the power supply they throw in is never as high quality as it should be. if i want to find a good power supply to go with, i look at an unofficial list a friend of mine found.

http://forums.firingsquad.com/firingsquad/board/message?board.id=hardware&thread.id=111309

it lists the most common power supplies from best to worst. i'm aiming for a top of tier 2 power supply. the antec neoHE 500watt.

and for the case, i'm looking at this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

it comes with 3 fans built in. it's a mid tower so it should comfortably fit the motherboard, as well as any power supply you choose.

otherwise, the design looks incredibly solid both for price and performance.

the graphics card doesn't really need to be changed. it's very powerful for the price. the only card that's slightly better is the 8800 GTS 512mb. but it only exceeds the GT by a tiny bit. so it's barely worth paying an extra 100 dollars.

the memory you chose is a fantastic brand. corsair is the best in the business alongside Mushkin. Crucial is only SLIGHTLY underneath them. i can't tell you much about Geil because i've never heard of them. but i would stick with the corsair brand you've chosen. they're quite good.

the processor is as good as it gets in terms of dual cores. the only thing better is the quad core Q6600. and if you wanted the q6600, you'd have to shell out another 80 dollars or so. considering that, the e6750 is the best thing you can buy unless you've got the cash to spare. it would provide an even bigger boost in performance. but if you're not one for paying out the bum, then don't bother going with much else.

Seagate is a good brand. the barracuda is a fantastic hard drive. no problems there.

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Web access
FTP Capable
Text Editor Capable of saving files in mulitple extentions (.php, .txt, .htm)


So I was looking at the Windows PDAs, do they have...


WIFI
Web browser
text editor that can save in multiple formats
FTP software?


But then I was lookping at laptops....

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Runs XP or another stable OS
WIFI
has a kinda small size (body and screen)
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Are their products that can do that?



Thanks!



--Daniel L
 

A:Laptop Vs. PDA --- How To Choose?

Look at the VIA OQO They are pricey but worth a look.

http://www.oqo.com/store/shop.cgi/op/op_index.html
 

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what is best?

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A:Choose between graphic cards

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and also have a look at this card:
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A:Epic Quest to choose an ATI card

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A:help me choose a motherboard!

roy1234 said:



I'm going to buy AMD Athlon 64 x2 4000+ or 4400+ 2.0 or 2.3Click to expand...

Why?
I don't mean that to sound condescending, i'm just asking why you're choosing that range of AMD. Is it budget? If not, i'd seriously consider the Intel core2duo range. Much better than AMD's offering across the board.
I don't have a recommendation on board, cos i just wouldn't choose AMD, sorry.
Also if it is budget, you need to say, otherwise folk might spec up an almighty megabucks model that you can't afford.

Good luck.
 

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A:Can you help me choose motherboard and case

That Gigabyte board is excellent.
Use any case that pleases you, but don't get one that comes with a power supply. Buy the pwower supply separately.
 

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A:witch configuration to choose--quick help please

MO only AMD

I myself kinda stick with Intel but, I 'd have to say the Amd system looks better here especially cause your "smart" and don't mess with the OC thing!
I am not into gaming much, yet but- almost all the benchmarks I have seen show that processor a bit better at gaming marks.
The ram is a big thing too if you decide to try out Vista later when its been bugged out a bit. My next build might be AMD when I see the newer chips come out, my sons who I built is a nice puter, I'm jealous, his cpu- purrrsssss.....
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A:Help me choose!

Now, I haven't upgraded much the past year sadly, due to budget restraints , so this is just my opinion.

First note, I see your psu is 450 wat? If that is the case you may want to upgrade your power supply before getting a new card, although your psu might do find, I'm really not sure about that. Just be aware that the 8800gts consumes a massive amount of power.

http://www.techreport.com/reviews/2007q1/geforce-8800gts-320mb/index.x?pg=9

Next, I would say that the video card and monitor would, of course, instantly increase your visuals and gaming performance (no duh ;however, I would suggest getting the motherboard, RAM and maybe even a new Cpu beforehand. The video card and Screen will only go down in price, but the RAM and Mobo may not change very dramatically any time soon.

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Alex~
 

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A:choose my hard drive please...

U asked for ATA100? Forget it, that will slow down your pleasure time. Take this sata.

Your motherboard supports SATA, so take it.

You posted the HDD you wanted is... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144392 <Slower.

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Have you looked into the LG monitors yet??

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21" TFT HP f2105 (1680x1050 @ 60Hz, contrast 1000:1, responsetime 8ms, 2xUSB 2.0 hub, HDTV-prepared, Picture in Picture, built in speakers)
Specs here: 21" TFT HP

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A:Help me choose.

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!



DrZeto said:



24" TFT HP L2465 (1920x1200 @60Hz, contrast 1000:1, responsetime 8ms, 4xUSB 2.0 hub, pivot function)
Specs here: 24" TFT HP
So which one is the one to get and why?Click to expand...

Input Signal Two DVI-I (VGA analog and digital) inputs
Input Impedance 75 ohms ± 10%
Sync Input Separate sync (HSYNC/VSYNC); composite sync, Sync on Green
Video Cable VGA to DVI-I; DVI-D to DVI-D

But really it comes down to price....Bigger is.............................well biGGER!
:bounce:

I have a ViewSonic vp201m 21", similar to one listed above, and love it!
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A:Computer won't start anymore after closing it with Power Supply Switch

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

If after trying your other psu it`s still dead, It`s got to be either the mobo or cpu.

I think for whatever reason, you`ve had a short circuit of some kind and it`s fried either the psu/mobo/cpu.

You`ve seem to have tried all the right things, so I can`t really suggest anything else.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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1. Should I just add more DDR333 or replace it all with DDR400?
2. Should there be a performance benefit to this?
3. Why would Acer install DDR333 into a 400MHz FSB?

Any suggestions would be helpful on this matter.
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no performance benefits at all since you can't overclock a notebook. Just get the speed you are supposed to get (DDR2700 probably since you're using that already) or whatever is closest...
 

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A:i am new here can you help me choose which computer i should get

I really don't want to start another whose Daddy is bigger argument,so I am only going to speak in very generall terms.
Basically,from what I have read (Applction speed tests and the like ;PC Modder MAg , etc)
Intel is the Multi media , multitask ,machine to buy.
Game play- AMD
There really isn't going to be a significant and noticeable difference between machines at the level you are buying.
So I recommend you go after the best Warranty and support you can get.
 

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A:Nvidia or Ati ????? What to choose

Do a little search of the forum, and read a few reviews...

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I put some links in this thread.
 

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I believe with XP you can do either as well as just shut off the screen when you close the lid. Check the power option settings in control panel. Click my computer->control panel->power options
 

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A:Problems Closing opened documents

Copy the file's contents over into a new spreadsheet. Then save that under a different name. Abandon the file that gives problems, send an email to all possible users until you find the real owner.
 

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Please cast your votes...

Check out this thread for more info on the subject...

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A:Poll: Which Media Player would you Choose?

No media player for me. I'll put Media Player Classic (not the MS software, this one) + Winamp thank you very much.

& BTW, Media Player Classic can read RealPlayer & Quicktime formats.
 

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I know there are other threads with this subject.

Here I can choose from this list of cpu coolers. It's for an Athlon XP 2800. Currently useing the stock cooler/fan:

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A:Which cooler to choose?

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You should build your own, with the parts from the first one.
 

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A:Please help me choose....

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A:Microsoft Outlook 'Choose Profile' dialogue box opens without me clicking

using an admin login, look in the All Users profile
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A:When closing a tab in internet explorer 8.0 it takes forever

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Also, not quite sure if this is related or not, but I have a yellow triangle with a exclamation point that comes up in my start up tray from time to time.

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A:Firefox Windows Keep Closing/Disappearing

OS? Are you running the latest Firefox? Have you run a virus scan recently?

Also, what does the yellow triangle tell you? (there is usually a pop-up message displayed)
 

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A:bear share and internet explorer keep closing

I'm not sure how to fix your current problem, but I am here to tell you to be careful when downloading things from P2P networks. There is quite a bit of CRAP loaded on those networks, and it can screw up your computer quicker than you can say "Oh NO!"

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A:Windows 8's choose operating system menu not showing

Get EasyBCD, it is pretty easy to use, and is 'made' for your situation: http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/
 

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Thanks!
 

A:Extra power options for closing lid of laptop

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/maintain/powermgmt.mspx
 

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A:Need help with my picture it closing on me

Please run Memtest on your Ram
And confirm all your Device Drivers are up to date

By the way, if you "upgraded" to XP, it would have been best to clean install XP (ie start from a formatted disk, without any prior operating system on it) This is because any previous unknown issues may have now been brought over to your XP system

Therefore you might want to think about a clean install (backup first though)

Edit:

I don't think Microsoft picture it 2001 works on XP anyway
It's amazing it installed
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A:Yahoo! Call Setup Assistant - choose microphone

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