Apologies if I'm on the wrong board but hoping for advice on rebuilding my iTunes library without library.xml rebuilding library on iTunes Advice without or .itl? a full library xml or itl I'm on Windows bit iTunes My tech skills are poor and after a corrupted library event I just reinstalled itunes and then added my itunes folder from my C drive in itunes File gt Add Folder To Library However not all the songs on the HD were added to my iTunes library i e for many albums random tracks were missing when viewed in iTunes the original xml and itl files were corrupted and I didn't try to use them for this I can go to Advice on rebuilding iTunes library without library.xml or .itl? the iTunes folder on the C drive and right-click to Open those missing files with iTunes After they have been played like that then they are visible in the library in itunes but doing that with every individual missing track is incredibly time-consuming I've just bought a new PC and want to port my whole library over to the new machine Is there any way of moving all the files to the new machine via external HD and then rebuilding the library without gaps even if the library xml and itl files from the old machine have gaps Any suggestions would be really appreciated or somewhere else to go to find help Many thankshttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/621251/advice-on-rebuilding-itunes-library-without-libraryxml-or-itl/
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
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Hello I built New Gaming PC love Would - some advice a computer back in since then I haven t kept up with the game so I don t know much about current parts I New Gaming PC - Would love some advice m looking to build a gaming PC for about New Gaming PC - Would love some advice USD and hope for it to be relevant for years I mostly play DOTA but play a variety of games including Skyrim Bioshock Infinite The Witcher etc I have put together a build on pcpartpicker which falls into my budget Here is the link to the build http pcpartpicker com user cflo saved KPZdnQ I ll be using my TV as a monitor for the time being Are there any parts which are too low-end high-end relative to the rest of the build Is the case an appropriate size for my parts Any recommendations of parts to swap out I ve had problems with overheating in my PCs Laptops in the past should I invest in better cooling I m living in Japan so I will be buying from local sites shops so depending on local prices the build may change a little and I may post another thread However I haven t found good cheap retailers yet Thank you for your time and any advice you have nbsp
Those games will easily play on that system. The i5 is considered the sweet spot for gaming. You picked good parts. The only advice I would give is two fold: 1) Western Digital's Black Series is considered a better build quality with a 5 year warranty and 2) Love Corsair power supplies but I would go 650 watts myself (always rather have a bit more than needed).
Hi All I m planning to build my first ever desktop since my laptop is already having problems and I think it s going to die soon I m going to use the computer mainly for doing D digital artworks editing videos as well as playing games specifically MMORPGs and some like PC First Overclocking) (NO Advice Need Build Gaming Alice Madness amp Skyrim I ll be playing the heavier games on the console so no need to have a monster pc I just First Gaming PC Build Need Advice (NO Overclocking) want something that would accommodate my main use and last First Gaming PC Build Need Advice (NO Overclocking) me a while before I would have the need to upgrade again I also have a budget that I have to stick to I live in the Philippines so it will be Php - Php in USD I think it would be around - As stated above I won t be doing any overclocking whatsoever Here are the specifications of the build I was planning CPU Intel Core i - Processor M Cache up to GHz Motherboard Asus H -PRO GAMER VideoCard EVGA GeForce GTX Ti Superclocked Memory Vengeance Low Profile GB Dual Channel DDR Memory Kit CML GX M A C Storage Samsung GB EVO quot SATA SSD Storage Western Digital Caviar Black TB quot RPM Power Supply Seasonic X W Gold CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon V Hybrid Optical Drive ASUS D ST BLACK X SATA Case Obsidian Series D Mid-Tower PC Case Case Fan Scythe Kaze Jyuni PWM mm rpm CFM x Since this is a first opinions are greatly appreciated I m open for First Gaming PC Build Need Advice (NO Overclocking) suggestions if you think there are better parts that should replace the ones listed It would also be very nice if it would be cheaper without losing the performance and quality Thanks in advance nbsp
I'm planning to build my first ever desktop since my laptop is already having problems and I think it's going to die soon...
I'm going to use the computer mainly for doing 2D digital artworks, editing videos as well as playing games, specifically MMORPGs and some like Alice Madness & Skyrim.
I'll be playing the heavier games on the console so no need to have a monster pc.
I just want something that would accommodate my main use and last me a while before I would have the need to upgrade again.
I also have a budget that I have to stick to. I live in the Philippines so it will be Php 50,000 - Php 55,000 , in USD I think it would be around $ 1000 - $ 1200.
As stated above, I won't be doing any overclocking whatsoever.
Here are the specifications of the build I was planning.
CPU: Intel® Core? i5-4690 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Motherboard: Asus H97-PRO GAMER
VideoCard: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked
Memory: Vengeance® Low Profile ? 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
Storage: Samsung 120 GB 840 EVO 2.5" SATA SSD
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Power Supply: Seasonic X650 650W 80+ Gold
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120V Hybrid
Optical Drive: ASUS24D3ST BLACK 24X SATA
Case: Obsidian Series® 450D Mid-Tower PC Case
Case Fan: Scythe Kaze Jyuni PWM 120mm, 1300rpm, 74CFM (x3)
Since this is a first, opinions are greatly appreciated. I'm open for suggestions if you think there are better parts that should replace the ones listed. It would also be very nice if it would be cheaper without losing the performance and quality.
Thanks in advance!Click to expand...
What programs do you specifically use for video editing and such?
Also a couple of notes:
1: That PSU is a bit overkill for that build or most builds. I would suggest a Gold Rated 550Watt as being a cheaper better option for you.
2: Save a couple of bucks and grab a Western Digital Blue 1tb HDD or a Seagate Barracuda 1tb HDD. WD Black HDD's are awesome but generally they are a bit more for not much of a difference overall.
Can you link the site from which you are ordering your parts from?
Hi guys I m planning to build my first ever gaming PC I do not know that much about specs and all of that The computer is going to be need first PC for advice build ever my I used for indie games like The Escapists Gmod KSP Pixel Piracy etc heavy games like Skyrim Tomb Raider The Witcher etc and also games like Lichdom Battlemage and Hearthstone It has to be able to play the heaviest games at a consistently high framerate at least - I also own a PS which will be used to play games that are consolebased like ACU horrible game BTW and console exclusive games like Bloodborne Since this is my first ever PC build I want it to last long I won t be doing any overclocking it scares me Therefore I will also be able to pay about I don t know about this pricetag because I don t know how the US taxes and Denmark where I m from has a very large tax I will also be able to pay more than this but I seems right Here are the components that I was planning to use Can you give me some feedback Are there any of these things that won t fit together is I need advice for my first ever PC build something overkill underkill I won t I need advice for my first ever PC build pay for a high end GPU if I have a low end CPU Things have to fit together CPU Intel Core i - Processor M Cache up to GHz GPU GTX Gaming G - MSi MotherBoard Z Gaming - MSi I know nothing about motherboards Memory HyperX Fury Black Series GB x GB Again I know nothing about RAM Storage SAMSUNG EVO MZ- E B AM quot GB SATA III Storage Seagate Barracuda ST DM TB RPM Power Cooler Master G M Would this be enough or would it be overkill CPU Cooler Stock Once again I don t know if this is enough but I am not going to OC sooo Would liquid cooling make sense or should I invest in a stronger cooling unit DVD writer ASUS DVD-Writer Black SATA Model DRW- F ST Case Cooler Master HAF Advanced A case has to be stylish This looks okay and there seems to be room for everything Do I have to buy better fans or are the stock ones good enough Please give me some feedback I really need it to be confident with my PC build If I don t get to know more about this I will have to buy a pre-build PC from another pro company nbsp
Hi. First, I am not sure you are aware of it but right now Newegg.com has a three combo special that includes your processor, motherboard, and memory that will save you $42.00. So you can rest assured what you listed with those items will work well.
1. The i5 is considered by many to be the sweet-spot for gaming. Good choice.
2. HyperX memory is made by Kingston and they manufacture excellent RAM and have for years.
3. That motherboard is a BEAST. Do you need everything/will you utilize everything that it offers?
4. I would just get a stronger cooling unit.
5. Check out Western Digital's Black series for hard drives in the 7200 rpm models.
6. Couldn't say about the psu; I usually use the Corsair line. Whatever you choose seriously consider either the Gold or Plantinum Plus certification. 650 watts of power would probably do you but research how much power that video card demands and what the manufacture recommends.
As for the case, the last four systems I have built have all been encased in the Cooler Master HAF series. I absolutely love them for air flow and build quality but make sure that you purchase a an additional side fan and top fan for greater air flow. Here is a good rule to keep in mind: Between the inflow of air or its exhaust, exhaust is the more important. I would get a 120mm size fan for the side and blow in and a 140mm side for the top as exhaust.
I want to suggest that you seriously consider getting the bigger brother of the 912. I found that the 912 is excellent for the micro-ITX boards but for me personally it seems a little cramped for the standard ATX boards -- though I have done it without issue. Look at the HAF 922 which is a mid-tower but with tons of room; I have one for my main rig. There is the full tower 932 but that is probably overkill.
Hope this helps.
Hey, im planning on upgrading either my cpu or my gpu, and I need to know what would give me a more
noticeable increase in performance in gaming.
The gpu I currently have is a gtx 760, and my cpu is an i5 - 4430 3ghz
the cpu I'd upgrade to is an i7 - 4790k 4ghz, and the gpu I'd get is a gtx 970.
So which one should I upgrade?
The i5 is considered the so-called sweetspot for gaming and since games are gpu intensive I would upgrade the gpu first.
A few questions for you:
1. How much RAM do you run?
2. Are you getting any lag in gaming? What is your current average FPS?
3. What do you hope to gain that would make your gaming experience noticeably increased?
, Make and wattage output of your power supply?
So as the title says I'm planning to buy a new graphics card. My current one is pretty outdated (1024MB ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series).
I already have a new card in mind which fits my budget :
I just wanted to make sure that my computer is gonna be able to handle it, or if anyone maybe knows a better card in the same price range ?
here are my specs :
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz
Bloomfield 45nm Technology
12,0GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (7-7-7-19)
Acer FX58M (CPU 1)
My psu should be 450watts.
Anyone think this could give problems ? thanks in advance.
Hey guys im looking to retrofit my 6 year old gaming PC here soon, and by retrofit I mean totally rebuild it. here is my current build:
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3.00Mhz
6gb DDR3 RAM
Nvidia GTX 470
my question is this, I am really not having too many issues with frame rates yet even on the brand new games so I was wondering if upgrading to SLI on the GTX470's would be comparable to upgrading to a GTX 970? Thanks for the help guys
I was wondering if upgrading to SLI on the GTX470's would be comparable to upgrading to a GTX 970?Click to expand...
I would say yes. Just look at the benchmarks from Passmark. The 970 is more than twice the performance of a 470.
Need some advice on which build to go with. Want a decent laptop that can handle moderate gaming and heavy multi-tasking but on a budget. Here are the two I have found and am trying to decide between:
Display: LED HD 1600x900 17.3"
CPU: i5-4210 2.6Ghz (dual core)
RAM: 1x8GB Kingston Hyper-X DDR3
Graphics: Nvidia GT 840M 2GB
HD: 500GB Seagate Hybrid SSHD 5400rpm
Network: Gigabit/Intel AC-7260
OS: Windows 8.1
Display: LED HD 1366x768 15.6"
CPU: i7-5500U 3.0Ghz
RAM: 2x4GB DDR3 (unknown brand)
Graphics: Radeon R7 M270 4GB
HD: 1TB Hybrid HDD (unknown brand or hybrid configuration)
Network: Intel Centrino AC-3160
OS: Windows 8.1
As stated above I have a Dell PrecisionT with Intel Xeon quad core processors E GHz I T5400 on on I need my the upgrading CPU's Precision Dell advice am running a bit version of Windows Ultimate and have GB of ram memory installed I recently I need advice on upgrading the CPU's on my Dell Precision T5400 had a hard drive failure so I replaced my boot up drive with a solid state of GB for a quick start-up and I plan to add another solid state drive for my frequently used software Then I will add a Western Digital TB drive for data and what not that I don t access very often maybe some movies and records etc the computer is I need advice on upgrading the CPU's on my Dell Precision T5400 set up for or hard drives and I already have the terabyte drive so why not use it I need advice on upgrading the CPU's on my Dell Precision T5400 I am pretty sure my power supply is about watt so I have all the power I should think I will ever need My main question is that I want to upgrade my CPU s and I don t know how high I can safely upgrade them I also want to upgrade my video card as this unit is dependent upon a plug in card it has no integrated video but I know that is a different section on the forum If I could get some advice on upgrading my CPU s I would greatly appreciate it I am afraid that I may not be able to get much more performance out of this model but my desires are meager I have found that I enjoy creating websites and blogs so I want to teach myself with the materials I can find online It is surprising at the free information you can get to teach yourself if you are only willing Please forgive me for going on I desperately need some advice on this upgrade if anyone could spare me a few moments to point me in the right direction Basically I need to know where to find the information on how far I can upgrade the CPU s and I believe the RAM can be upgraded to MB but I may not need quite that much I also need to find a good deal on a video card I know that is for another forum but I seem to get the worst luck when it comes to obtaining a good video card Please feel free to offer any advice I am sincerely grateful for any help Eric nbsp
I have a few computers and none of them come anywhere near yours so I'm puzzled that you feel any pressure to upgrade. There may be some interesting developments next year with Windows 10 and new hardware worth splashing out on.
Hi guys I have a new job build, after advice A new and few outgoing troubles for the moment so I decided I want to throw some A new build, after advice money away while I can For years I have a had a really simple PC usually for uni basic gaming etc with only a couple of upgrades to GPU PSU but now I A new build, after advice have the itch to create something bigger and largely unnecessary I have read and read and snooped and searched A new build, after advice various tech-based sites but it is kind of like opening a book to the middle and trying to understand what is going on so I am here to ask you fine people for some compatibility questions as well as obvious things I may have skipped over or missed Here is a quick list of things I have ended up being interested in MBoard Asus Maximus VII Hero Z or something similar CPU i - K GHz not sure to the benefits of jumping to i or such GPU s In this respect I am perfectly open to discussion I am willing to pay in total for something ridiculous MSI GTX Ti x PSU EVGA w P Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro x gb DDR - Basically the idea is to spend unnecessarily but also with a little future-proofing in there Things to bare in mind I am by no means rich but at this point in time I would like to spend a little money on myself Seriously though in total anything to give or take a couple hundred would be acceptable Secondly this build would be something I need to spend a month or two saving for to buy so if there is anything new and sparkly coming out in the near future I am sure that I am totally oblivious to it so feel free to advise Thank you in advance for anyone who helps me out nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/a-new-build-after-advice.205476/
There is an Android Box, called VidOn Box, will be sold in hardware + software way, Hardware: $ 49 , Software: 1.99 / month. In the first year, I need to spend $72.88. If I still need advanced features, I need to renew my membership and choose monthly or annual renewals after one year. Considering the price, I used to buy other boxes are $ 100 or more, VidOn box is only $ 72.88, it is really cheap. Can anyone give me some advice?
There is an Android Box, called VidOn Box, will be sold in hardware + software way, Hardware: $ 49 , Software: 1.99 / month. In the first year, I need to spend $72.88. If I still need advanced features, I need to renew my membership and choose monthly or annual renewals after one year. Considering the price, I used to buy other boxes are $ 100 or more, VidOn box is only $ 72.88, it is really cheap. Can anyone give me some advice?Click to expand...
I feel that the charge of service is not the point, I usually buy a new Android Box in every one or two years, the charge of hardware and software is about $100 for two years, it is reasonable price. My concern is what's they can offer with this membership service.
Hi you all!
I have an Asus Laptop, last generation i7, 8gb... almost nice. Code: N550LF
Problem: I have to work all day with my laptop, with graphic software and so on.
Almost 10/12 hours or more per day. In my old Dell (I had it for 5 years) I changed for this reason the battery every year.
It is extremely important for my work, even if not everyone cares about battery.
Requested solution: what can I do to preserve (as much as possible) the battery?
What others said: A friend of mine told me to always plug in the computer, because the computer doesn't charge the battery when it is full. In this way I can preserve the battery.
The Asus website doesn't give any advice about it.
The official support by mail told me to not plug the battery when it is 100% charged. This could be dangerous. So, no way to preserve it.
And in your opinion?
Thank you in advance
Batteries these days like to stay between 20% and 90% charge.
Leaving the laptop/device plugged in when it reaches 100% does no damage, as most devices have an automatic charge cut-off. So you won't over-charge your batteries.
The problem is, that you're keeping the battery between 98-100% charge all the time, when this is not a sweet spot for the battery at all. It will degrade very slightly faster.
Therefore, in order to keep maximum battery life, keep battery between 20-90% charge.
I have a Samsung RF510 laptop; really nice and plays games nicely, but as of yesterday I've had a problem.
Whenever -anything- that runs causing the fan to start roaring and the vents to get hot, the laptop will suddenly shut down after just 10 minutes. It could be games, I could be rendering a video in sony vegas, doesn't matter.
Thing is, the corner where the vents were would always get really hot on my laptop and this has never posed a problem before; only now it is suddenly shutting down. It's never done this before yesterday, and I mean never. Even a week straight of 5 hours of Borderlands on max settings every night never caused an issue.
Would blowing compressed air into the vents help? Is there a known issue (I did LOTS of searching all day, though it only found people with similar problems who haven't fixed them)? should I try something else completely?
I would appreciate any advice! I can provide additional specs if necessary.
Compressed air might help. Is this notebook on a flat surface when you use it? Try not to use these thing on bed covers and sheets.
I am fed up with my case fans being too loud despite using my NZXT Sentry fan Advice Upgrade Fan controller so I am asking for some advice from you guys as to what to upgrade them to I have a maximum budget of and plan on buying from amazon co uk I want to buy mm case fans but I really like the red LED look of my case and want to reduce the noise of my case fans but keep the red LED effect I was looking at Corsiar AF red LED series fans but the amazon reviews say they are noisy so I looked at the Fan Upgrade Advice non-LED AF series fans and from what I can tell they are quieter but I won t keep the LED look so maybe the answer is LED strips around the fans how would Fan Upgrade Advice that look would it be visible from outside the case through the grill Fan Upgrade Advice but I often do overnight downloads as my internet is painfully slow and because my PC is near my bed in my room I don t want the LEDs on otherwise I will never sleep so with the remaining fan control switch could I buy a way Y molex connector to connect the light strips I need as I will have groups of fans and only one free fan control space or will I have to fill up my last remaining quot bay on my case on a generic knob fan controller for the LEDs From my research noctua fans light strips are too expensive so does anyone have any advice on case fans that won t be heard over my stock CPU cooler and as as cheap as possible so that I can buy LED light strips too assuming I would be able to see them on the outside of the case Sorry for the rambling and the wall of text but I feel it was necessary to tell you what I am thinking Thanks again -hopgop nbsp
Try these, I own these specific fans and they are pretty quiet even under load.
They look good, and they are pretty quiet even though I have 6 running on my radiator.
Hello, I m willing to buy these components for my pc:
FX x8 8350 CPU + Hyper 212 Evo
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Mobo
16GB (2x8GB) RipjawsX DDR3 1600MHz CL10 Dual Kit Ram
WD 1TB Caviar Black Sata 3.0 64MB Cache 7200Rpm Harddisk
Sapphire R9 290 TRI-X OC
And I m willing to overlock both cpu and gpu so which of these PSUs I should get?
Thermaltake TOUGHPOWER XT 80PLUS 775W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153127
Seasonic G-750 80PLUS GOLD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151132
Get the Seasonic, GOLD+ is much better efficiency and a better product overall.
Hi. I am looking for a new PC/Laptop mainly for audio editing and some amateur video editing. I have read around the web and found a few things I probably want in on my computer:
Firewire or IEEE 1394 input,
An SSD hard-drive or atleast an 7200rpm hard drive
A half-decent video card for video editing
A decent sized RAM (atleast 8 gb I think)
Processor which isnt a slug probably
I was looking at a refurbished Mac Mini for £579. (http://store.apple.com/uk/product/FD388B/A)
It has some good reviews online and since Im not too experienced with computers an Apple product would probably give me less headaches. The Intel HD 4000 isnt too good though, which might be a problem for video editing. The hard drive isn't fast either, but I read, that that can be replaced.
Any comments on this? Maybe I should build my own PC or buy a laptop, could you give me some suggestions as well? My budget is about £600-700.
Hello guys I will buy i5 4670k and 2 of these followings:
Asrock Z87 Extreme 4 http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z87 Extreme4/
Asrock Z87 Killer http://www.asrock.com/microsite/Fatal1tyKiller/Fatal1ty...
MSI Z87-G45 http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87G45_GAMING.html#overvi...
MSI N760 TF 2GD5/OC http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N760_TF_2GD5OC.html#over...
Sapphire HD7950 GDDR5 3GB 384Bit http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1...
Asus GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/GTX760DC2OC2GD5/#ove...
Can you help me on which combination of those mobo+graphics card gives me better performance? I be happy if u help on
Either combination would offer pretty much the same performance.
Of the motherboards, I'd go with an AsRock over the MSI. My personal experience with MSI boards is rather mixed to say the least. Of the two AsRock boards, they are similarly appointed, and should be similarly priced.
If you're looking at the overclocking ability, that is more down to the silicon lottery that is CPU fabrication rather than board ability. Both AsRock boards should feature the same OC headroom.
As for the graphics cards, assuming price isn't the main consideration and cryptocurrency minng hasn't sent AMD cards higher than they should be, both the GTX 760 and HD 7950 are well matched and capable cards. How they fare will depend upon which games you plan playing.
If it comes down to a reference HD 7950 and a vendor overclocked GTX 760, I'd go with the latter, and the MSI Gaming version over the Asus DC2. The MSI card will be quieter and likely have more overclock headroom.
I built a gaming PC about 2 years ago, and while it still plays the games I play just fine, I'm itching to either build a completely new system, or upgrade some of the parts that are lacking. I am on a bit of a budget and would like to only have to buy one or two parts a month if I build a whole new rig. If anyone could take a look at my current setup and tell me which parts definitely need replacing, or if I should build something better that would be awesome. The details are in my profile. If the suggestion is to start from scratch, what is the best order to buy the parts in to make it a little more future proof? It would probably take me about 4-6 months to be able to buy everything depending on prices. Thanks in advance!
Here is a few options:
Upgrading the CPU to a FX-8350 would double the processing power.
Upgrading the GPU to a GTX-760 would more than double the graphical power.
If you don't have a power supply greater than 500W's, I'd recommend getting one before upgrading to GTX-760. If you prefer a different card, you can look up the recommended power ratings from AMD or nVidia, for the selected card.
So, I recently decided I was going to upgrade my video card. Mostly because I have noticed a huge difference between my friends Skyrim game quality than my own. I am thinking of getting this card...
My system specs are pretty much the same as when I bought it.
Its a HP pavilion a6319fh PC. Everything is the same with the exception of my graphics card and power supply. My current graphics card is the ATI Radeon 4600 series.
My big questions are:
Will this card work with my machine?
Will this card run Skyrim on Ultra settings in vanilla?
Will this card be able to support possible heavy scripting and modding?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for any help
Sure but a 500W power supply is recommended for a GTX 760. You may need to check the size of your power supply, as it is likely to need upgrading before replacing the GPU.
This is what to expect for Skyrim on a GTX 760. - GeForce GTX 760 2GB - Skyrim Performance
I need a laptop that meets the following What is your budget US - What country will you be buying this in Purchasing online from Grenada What size notebook do you prefer Mainstream - -inch screen What brands do you like or dislike Like Acer Sony Toshiba Dislike I was told HP is not a good brand Would you consider a refurbished laptop buying Laptop advice No What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for Web Surfing Office and Productivity Software Listening to Music Photo Editing Computer Programming Video Chat and Conference Movie Streaming and Viewing Output Video to TV or Large Monitor Where will you be using this laptop Will be used different places How many hours of battery life do you need Will you be buying online or in store online Which OS do you prefer Windows or Windows List the screen resolutions that interest you High Resolution x Max Resolution x Do you prefer a glossy or matte screen Glossy or Matte is fine Is the laptops design important to you Yes Approximately what date will you be buying this laptop ASAP How long do you Laptop buying advice want this laptop to last years How much storage capacity do you need GB minimum Are you interested in SSD for storage Maybe Not too sure Do you want a built-in optical drive what type DVD Burner nbsp
If you have $850, I would look for something that has an A10 processor in it. Try something like this:
I dont know what shopping sites are available in your location, but something like this should give you at least a place to start on what to look for.
Hi guys I m looking to build myself a new PC suitable I have particular games I d like to run with PC Build Advice decent performance at reasonably high settings - at the moment that s FSX Rome TW and Football Manager yeah that one s not resource heavy but it s on my list - but would like it to be future-proof I already PC Build Advice have a monitor and mouse but everything else needs buying Considering that with the budget I have I ve come up with the following set-up Case - Bitfenix Merc Alpha Gaming Case CPU - AMD FX -core FX GHz Mb cache RAM - Corsair Gb DDR MHz PSU - W Coolermaster B Motherboard - ASUS M A Motherboard Graphics - Gb AMD MSI HD OC PCI-E HDD - Western Digital TB DVD-RW - Liteon x player Cooling - Standard AMD processor cooling fan case has a fan at the rear planning on buying four more fans and adding two to the front one to the top and one to the bottom of the case Speakers - Logitech ZS O S - Windows -bit If anyone can take a quick scan through and let me know if I ve missed something glaringly obvious that would be great Or if there is anything I can PC Build Advice substitute that would give better performance for a similar price that would be great I think everything is compatible I ll double and triple-check this before buying so I m not looking for any in-depth analysis but any guidance would be great Thanks nbsp
Good Selection, but might I make a few alterations for you to consider because you have a £800. We maybe able to squeeze a bit more out of this build, ill go off amazon.uk for the pricing:
Gigabyte Z87-HD3 79.99
i5 4670k 174.50
Corsair 750watt Bronze 68.98
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1tb 49.99
Cooler Master Hyper212 Evo CPU Cooler 23.99
NZXT Phantom 410 mid tower 84.95
Corsair Vengeance 8gb 2x4gb 1600 65.76
Liton DvD Drive 13.15
R9 280X Gigabyte 230.47
Logitech Z323 Speakers 32.99 (Could not find the speakers you listed so went for what I thought might be close.
Thats just a little advice to maxise your build to the budget, this will provide much more power overall and future proof you for quite some time. Hope this help!
Application Audio amp Video editing light gaming Configuration Prices are in INDIAN RUPEES INR Rs Right now Rs Euro Rs at pm GMT Thursday Sept Processor AMD FX Rs Motherboard asrock extreme Rs Graphic Card MSI AMD R Twin Frozr GD OC GB GDDR Rs Monitor ASUSVX H INCH Rs Total Rs I would be extremely grateful for suggestions to reduce the cost maximum of the following compenents by suggesting cheaper but good quality alternatives RAM Corsair Vengeance DDR GB CMZ GX : cutting PC advice New Cost M A C x Rs Internal Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda TB RPM ST DM Rs SMPS Corsair Gaming SeriesGS - W Rs Cabinet Cooler Cooler Master Silent FAN SI Rs Processor Cooler Cooler Master Hyper EVO Rs Cabinet Cooler Master HAF Combat Mid Tower Cabinet Rs KeyBoard Logitech Gaming Keyboard G USB Rs DVD Writer LG Samsung external approximately Rs Total Rs Most of the prices have been obtained from http www flipkart com I live in a small town and filpkart is reliable and have a node in my town nbsp
Downgrade the motherboard to a MSI 970A-G43. That will save you around 1600 Rs. Downgrade the motherboard to a Corsair CX600. That will save you 3400 Rs. Cut back the case to a CM N300 (saves you 1500 Rs). Also, dont waste your money on the Logitech G105 keyboard. It is a pretty bad keyboard IMO. Get the simple Logitech K120 instead (saves you 2400 Rs.). Finally, get a Western Digital Blue HDD instead of the Seagate (saves you 1500 Rs.). Great build as a whole.
I need forum recommendations on good reliable memory sticks, 4x4 GB or 8x2 GB (don't sure which is better). Mostly PC will be using for games and some audio recording.
Don't know which clock 1866 or 2400 (O.C.) for motherboard will be better.
Can somebody share his experience with me?
First, you should know that X79 is the first (and only) consumer platform with a quad channel memory controller. That means for maximum memory performance you must use at least 4 DIMMs, populating channels A, B, C, and D.
The Sabertooth X79 originally supported up to only 1866 MHz, but I see the QVL lists kits up to 2400. http://support.asus.com/QVL.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&m=SABERTOOTH X79&hashedid=RPOIwd0pKLoXnbFV
If you buy a kit on this list, it has already been tested to work with your board, at least at stock CPU speeds. If you overclock your CPU (and you should with that unlocked processor), some of the higher speed RAM may not boot. I believe you'll be safe buying a 2133 kit, even one that's not on the QVL. I'm running Kingston HyperX Beast 2400 in my Asus P8Z77-V & i5-3570K system with great results, and it's not on my QVL. If you do go for the 2400, you should pick one of the 4x4GB kits from your QVL for assured compatibility. If all those are hard to find (or too expensive), roll the dice and get the kit you want, but make sure it's a name brand like Corsair, Adata, G.Skill, Patriot, Kingston HyperX, Crucial, etc., as they have reputations to preserve and do lots of testing on all platforms.
Also, check out this recent thread about whether or not fast RAM is worth the money - http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191311
I am having a very hard time finding a router that satisfies my needs It seems that manufacturers are able to provide one or two of the following but not all Perhaps I am looking in the wrong place I appreciate any help you can offer My highest priorities for the router are as follows Must be able to handle my VoIP phone system networked security cameras and about - computers and other devices mostly Router advice wireless Parental controls that are comprehensive and user friendly I have a teenager who has become very curious about pornography and has asked that I block it better I am a lucky parent Most routers seem to allow you to block certain websites but do not give you lots of options for content type time of day exceptions for certain devices etc User friendly interface with access from my phone etc I am not very tech savvy so I need everything made very clear for me in the interface Also as I will need to be able to make changes while away from home I need to have that available via cell phone Detailed log Router advice of all activity specifying each device used Reliable I appreciate any help or advice you can offer nbsp
I'll comment on your requirements in context - -
My highest priorities for the router are as follows:
1. Must be able to handle my VoIP phone system, networked security cameras and about 10-12 computers and other devices (mostly wireless).Click to expand...
The number of devices is not a critical factor - - the addition of VoIP is
2. Parental controls ... Most routers seem to allow you to block certain websites but do not give you lots of options for content type, time of day, exceptions for certain devices, etc.Click to expand...
Netgear can block by KEYWORD and a few well chosen porn words will block many sites - - be sure to add lower case xxx to the list
3. User friendly interface with access from my phone, etc. I am not very tech savvy so I need everything made very clear for me in the interface. Also, as I will need to be able to make changes while away from home, I need to have that available via cell phone.Click to expand...
hmm - - this is considered to be Remote Access and is VERY dangerous. If you just can't live without it, then change the port number (the default is 8080) and create a very strong password for logging onto the router.
4. Detailed log of all activity specifying each device used.Click to expand...
Netgear at least provides a means to EMAIL the router log.
5. Reliable.Click to expand...
My wired Netgear is several years old by now and the newly added wifi is also a Netgear.
Btw: you can always wire up a sequence like
modem==Router#1 ---- (wifi Router#2)where Router#1 handles the VoIP, logging and Remote Management.
I need forum recommendations on good reliable HDD enclosure which can support up to 4 TB hard drives (I think about $100 or so budget). Just lost flash drives and HDD because of bloody Roswill hub, so I decided stick to quality devices (not China). Also is there any possibility to restore flash drives?
You could try looking at the sticky near the top of this forum, here: http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/flash-drive-recovery-procedures.45834/
I put together a pc on amazon are these parts good....
Cpu: Amd Fx-9370
Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+
Gpu: Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7950
Psu: Corsair RM Series 850 Watt
Data Drive: Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD
Hard Drive: WD Blue 1 TB
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500r...or a Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
Cpu Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H80i
My Budget is under $1500
Doesn't look like a bad setup but you still need RAM and I would suggest a DVD or Bluray drive. Also, do you have an operating system, monitor(s), mouse and keyboard already, or will you need those also? You could save money by shopping around (if you have that option - example NewEgg / Tigerdirect / etc). You could also save some money by looking at alternative items.
I'm quite stuck on getting a PC case which will help with cooling. I'm looking for the best case at cooling in the £70 range. The case has to be big enough for graphic card upgrades (I currently have 5850 XFX Black Editions in crossfire). Examples of cases I've looked at are the Carbide 300R, HAF 912 Plus and Fractal Design R4. Please can anyone advise of the best case (in this class?) in the UK. I'm happy to add additional case fans to get better cooling!
MB is ATX, BTW.
Well since im going to assume air cooling I have a couple of options that I personally like for those types of systems:
NZXT Phantom Mid Tower
Corsair 400R or the 300R are both great options
There are many more but those are a few near your price point I recommend. I like the NZXT Phantom cases the most because of their room, expandability, and overall sleek look.
I ve gone ahead an ordered the y p Thanks for the help I live in Indiana USA My current laptop has probably died on my graphics wise and I m planning on getting a new laptop Whether or not Wal-Mart abides by the warranty I purchased from them It s the sort of screen corruption on Looking purchasing advice a laptop for seen when the integrated graphics are Looking for advice on purchasing a laptop shot The laptop probably needs a new motherboard Playing high intensity video games for long periods on laptops isn t a good idea unless they have been designed to do the job That warranty should come in handy Click to expand With this Looking for advice on purchasing a laptop in Looking for advice on purchasing a laptop mind I want to purchase a laptop that can handle prolonged gaming as that is my primary use for the laptop The secondary usage is for my college courses As I have not spent much time comparing computer products I m not sure where to begin my search or what to look for My current laptop is an Inspiron N Intel Core i - M Processor GB Memory Integrated Intel HD Graphics Stupid no D shadow shading Windows Home Premium -bit Dell Stage software The main games I play are Minecraft Pay Day and League of Legends I would like to play games such as cube world Planet Side without lag as I have invested money into them but not had that much opportunity to play extensively due to current lag issues For most games I m used to playing with the graphics more or less on minimum to get the best FPS out of the games as I can So I am more than happy to play games around - FPS at whatever settings For me being able to play games is the larger focus for me If it can do that well enough I don t really care about the other features Don t Need I almost always have the laptop plugged into power whether I m at home or at school I don t watch movies that much nor do I burn disks so a normal DvD Player is fine I never have used a touchscreen and see no need to make having one a priority a mouse is fine At the moment I never use a webcam and have no plans to use one in the near future Do Need I do need wireless connection I use the wireless when at home and at school I use the laptop on the desk at home and at school I also use it sitting on my lap in bed though usually on a cooling fan So having something that is less likely to burn my legs or make them over heat is a plus Financing I am looking to spend - on the new laptop I would like to purchase where I can get a warranty on the laptop in-case something does go wrong Quality for its price is what I m looking for with my needs don t needs in mind If I can get the same gaming quality for cheaper not having one of the things I don t need all the better With these things in mind are there laptops you guys can recommend or things I should keep an eye out for when looking at laptops nbsp
Bought my son a Sager from Xotic PC. They certainly build gaming systems and they give you some latitude to configure. Their customer service is excellent. I never heard of them before until I went here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/ and through research - a ton of research - I went ahead and pulled the trigger. Other excellent companies are PC Digital, Power Notebooks, and Mythlogic. Seriously, check them out.
I am a novice to repairing hardware but have been expanding my skills recently tried repairing a broken dc jack on my mom s Dell Inspiron laptop I had no previous soldering experience but thought I d done enough research and watched enough YouTube videos to motherboard Inspiron soldering advice for 1501 Dell Need get the gist problem is I tried out different soldering Need advice for soldering Dell Inspiron 1501 motherboard irons and couldn t really make a dent in getting the existing soldering off of the component and board The rd iron I used was an Elenco -watt soldering station temp turned to max I tried soldering wick Chipquick adding new solder you name it I tried it Nothing would get this stuff to budge like in any video I d watched What am I missing In doing research for a better iron I have only seen suggestions to NOT go over watts yet this didn t do the trick What gives I did eventually get the solder off and attempted to solder on a replacement jack but when I plugged in the laptop it tripped the circuit on the AC adapter so obviously there s a bad connection I threw in the towel and ordered a replacement board off of Ebay which ended up having a bad RAM socket ARGH I m now mustering the courage to attempt a repair of the original board if it s even still good at this point but I don t know where to go from here regarding the right soldering iron solder etc Any tips or advice for working on this type of board I did read something about motherboards with an Intel Pentium CPU or after greatly affecting heat dissipation or something but I did see guys online successfully doing this like it was cake nbsp
Can you post an photo of your soldering?I'm not sure if I can help, but an image might help us understand what you are looking at.
I solder quite often, and have done repair work such as you are attempting. I do know it is easiest to when there is only one solder joint to contend with. One joint such as a wire you can pull the wire as you heat and once hot enough the wire will pull free. Several solder joints are a different ballgame. There are two choices, and one choice I've never had the equipment to do so. Heating every join at the same time, can be done by blowing hot air across the component. I've never had the equipment for it, so I've been left with the choice of cleaning each joint one at a time. I noticed this is how you were attempting solder removal.
Solder tips must be clean and prepped for use. A trashy tip can cause an insulated barrier and prevent heating of the solder joint. Always tin your tips with a tad of solder before you ever use it the first time. If you don't tin your tip, you will always have trouble using it.
Pre-heat the tip so you are not waiting and possibly causing damage to the solder joint and/or component. Spending too much time on a solder joint is never a good idea. You want to heat the joint as quickly as possible without heating everything else.
On removal with the wick, the wick needs to be just as clean as the solder tip or it will not absorb any of the solder. A little bit of soldering flux may help the wick absorb. But if the wick has already been used, it is doubtful it will work again.
Soldering flux is always helpful when soldering joints back in place anyway. Especially on surfaces that have not been soldered previously. It doesn't take much, a finger smear is plenty sufficient. however on multi-strand wire you will want enough flux to absorb into the strands of the wire.
Don't bubble your joint, all you need is a slim joint connection. More solder will do nothing for the joint. Watch for solder beads, that can unexpectedly drop off your tip cause shorts.
One last piece of advice, soldering is no different than welding metal. Solder will not stick unless both surfaces are heated. If you only heat one side of the joint, solder will not stick to the other side. It's usually a better to try and heat the larger surface first as the smaller heats up more quickly. It's the timing of both surfaces that you want heated at the same time.
Hi guys I want to buy a new notebook for college use probably hours a day but not consecutive something durable enough that lasts years My usage is like internet movies light Need a for Notebook new buying advice gaming CS Source COD Prototype Fifa and the regular apps and softwares like photoshop movie maker virtualdj and I do use torrents Need advice for buying a new Notebook occasionally I ll probably go for Windows given the lack of new windows notebooks - don t know if it s only in India According to this usage description do tell if Need advice for buying a new Notebook I need to elaborate can you please suggest if I m in the right direction So far I ve thought of this CPU is i - u or i - m or i - m pls advice which is best and why GB Need advice for buying a new Notebook RAM GPU is GB radeon or nvidia HDD - TB Brand lenovo dell hp samsung if you ve used aany of these brands let me know about your experience I live in India and I m going to buy from a local retailer Budget is I ve seen these notebooks http www flipkart com computer co EBVBGXD JPQ COMDDQRNMWHH SZK COMDEH SRNBYVC J Lenovo Ideapad Z - Dell Inspiron R i - U GB GB GB Radeon Samsung NP E C-S IN Thanks in advance nbsp
Is that $700 USD or Rupee? Try to get at least 8GB of DDR3 RAM 4GB is not enough. 3GB with the OS and 2GB free after apps. i3 is okay make sure that is 2GHz the lowest 1.7GHz. GPU 512MB min 1GB mid or 2GB high. HDD 320 to 750GB. With the price range you have you can get some really nice here.
Hi there guys, hope you are all having a wonderful day. I need a little advice on my computer as I am a very passionate gamer. I have a custom made PC which I spent quite a bit of money on and now I come to play games such as Counter-Strike:Global-offensive or DotA/HoN and I get crazy FPS issue. I honestly cannot understand why. Anyways I hope someone can shed some light on this situation or maybe take me towards the right directions
AMDPhenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor (6CPUs) 2.8GHz
AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series (2.1GB RAM)
10MB Internet - Which runs really fast seeing as I am right next to the exchange
Not sure what other details you need. If you can help me or need more information to do so please let me know! thanks
Sorry I forgot to add that I get around 30-80 FPS on CS:GO
Are you running Windows 7 64 bit?
Hello guys what's up?...im looking for some ideas I have an old desktop that work just fine its a hp compaq dc5100 mt and I didnt want to throw it away I was wondering what should I do with it beside running ubuntu or playing old games? I already have a media server at home so yea I need some fresh ideas guys just some project I want to work on..thanks later.
There isn't much you can do with it. I'd say donate it to someone who could really use it.
I'm not 100% sure if I'm posting this in the correct forum spot but I'll give it a go here anyway. I'm looking into buying a good gaming PC that can run League of Legends, Steam games, and stuff like that. The main game I play is League of Legends and I at least would like it to run at max for that game. If anyone could help me that would be great.
What is your budget? Also, what resolution will you be gaming at?
Just joined this forum - seems to have some pretty good answers! I'm looking for advice on a project I'm working on. I'm involved with the Odyssey of the Mind creative problem solving program here in Delaware. The program has grown so much over the last decade we now need to run two tournaments on the same day and can no longer rely on volunteers to supply laptops and printers for our competition sites. I'm starting to look at buying about 14 laptops and printers for our use. However, they will only be needed for about two months a year (February & March). Can anyone offer advice on whether its best to buy inkjet or laser printers? I'm concerned about storing the equipment in an unheated/cooled mini-storage facility through the worst of the winter as well as the summer.
2 months out of a year. Hmmm! I wonder if you could reach an agreement with a rental company. It could cut storage cost and present you with new equipment each year.
I'm not an expert on printing equipment but I would lean toward Laser Printers. I've had several issues with Inkjet. Inkjet printouts will smear, if they get even the slightest bit wet. Over unused time, Inkjet printing head will dry and cause issues. This is probably my mileage only but, I've had more paper jams with Inkjet than I have with Laser.
I've only had dealings with two Laser printers.
The first is an HP LaserJet 6P, which is a black and white laser printer. I've never had an issue with this printer. No matter how long between printing, it is always ready to go. If the pages start to fade, the cartridge can be shaken a few times before they need replacing.
The second is a Brother MFC-9460CDN Printer, which is a color laser printer. I've only one complaint with this printer, the cartridges have a timer on them. After a set number of prints, the machine will stop printing until the timed out cartridge is replaced. I will do my home work the next time I decide to buy and will do my best to avoid this manufactured feature (aka: I'm gonna call it a defect).
Either way you should probably plan on starting each new year with new cartridges (ink or laser) and paper. Old paper can be one of the leading causes to paper jam, especially if curled and doesn't want to feed straight.
Good luck with your endeavors!
So I am looking at buying a new and Laptop Buying advice new could a use some I laptop and instantly I went to Newegg I have been looking around and narrowed it down to MSI gaming laptops Laptop Laptop I asked my cousin his opinion since he does a lot with computers and he essentially told me The specs on both are horrible since the only difference is the color and RAM The processors on both will be slower then his current computer which is a standard DELL with a nd or rd gen i Both are much slower then most other computers They are just terrible gaming laptops in general So he pretty much said they are both terrible Since this is Buying a new Laptop and I could use some advice my first time buying a computer on my own and it is a lot of money to spend I am looking for a little guidance Both of the above look pretty good to me speed and performance wise Buying a new Laptop and I could use some advice I play a lot of games on Steam League of Legends Diablo and some other pretty demanding games I am also looking to do some school work on Microsoft Office and such to do research and write papers and things I am a college student At some point in the future I may have to install some D CAD software since I am studying to be an engineer I also do general computer things and possibly record some game play footage I hope to use whatever computer I get for or years assuming I take care of it properly If both of these options are bad which I am fairly confident that they are not can anyone point me in the right direction My budget is anywhere close to the price of the two above - Any help is appreciated Thanks nbsp
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:
1) You want to avoid RAID 0.
2) 32GB RAM is too much.
3) A 4GB GPU for 1080P is overkill, but doesnt hurt.
1) The 780M is great.
2) 4th gen CPU
3) A lot of RAM.
I would recommend Sager laptops. They offer great value. I would look into this:
- I would chose this because it has dual 8970Ms. This will kill battery life (not like it had any in the first place), but it will play any game @ ultra. Lower the amount of RAM to 16GB since 24-32GB is overkill. Make sure you select the Intel Intel 240GB 525 series SSD instead of the Crucial M4. Make sure you chose the prefered OS (Win 7 vs Win 8).
That is the best option because it comes with 2 GPUs. It is by far the best value.
Hey guys I m trying to decide on a mobo to use with i5 3570k. my options are:
1. MSI Z77A-G43 http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z77A-G43.html
2. ASR Z77 Extreme3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157330
which one I sud go for? I be happy if u help guys thanks.
I would personally go with Asrock. I am not a fan of MSI and I have been liking ASRock boards lately.
Alright, Just bought an Hp slimline 5212y off craigslist for 50$. Great condition. Main use of this computer will be for minecraft and internet usage, so nothing super extravagent is needed. Wanting to upgrade graphics due to only being able to pull 10-20 FPS, but kinda on a budget. From what Ive researched, gonna need a low profile. Would have to upgrade my PSU as well and Im not 100% sure what route to go. Any cheap suggestions? Any help is appreciated.
Alright, Just bought an Hp slimline 5212y off craigslist for 50$. <snip> Wanting to upgrade graphics due to only being able to pull 10-20 FPS, but kinda on a budget.Click to expand...
Low profile cases are never designed to be upgrade capable. Sure you can get a low profile graphics card, but as you have already discovered the power supply will likely be your biggest problem. Most low profile PC's have proprietary PSU's, making it impossible to upgrade the PSU. With only 220W's, I can not recommend upgrading graphics.
The good news is your motherboard appears to be MicroATX, which is not proprietary and will fit another case if you wish to pursue upgrading. In all honesty though, I'd say be happy with what you have. And when you decide to upgrade, look at a building/buying a new rig.
I have a HP-Pavilion "HPE-110f" and wanted to upgrade my CPU, but I have been told by a friend that I might need to upgrade my Motherboard as-well, I will list my specs and hope I can get some advice, thanks for your time.
os: Win 7
CPU: 2.80 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X4 925
Motherboard: Board: FOXCONN ALOE 1.01
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
You have pretty much the best CPU your motherboard can support. If you really want, yeah, you could get a new CPU + mobo combo.
But, why do you want to? How much money do you have to spend?
Hi folks, I love to do video editing using adobe premiere, but as videos are recorded more often in HD even from my smartphone feels like there is not enough power anymore.
My system is Biostar Hi-Fi A85W motherboard with AMD A8-6500 and 4 GB DDR3. Now I am wondering if a memory upgrade to 8 GB would really make sense in that case? Or could it be a too slow CPU and I have to replace my current board?
I will be glad to hear your advice!
That is a newly released CPU, so it is not slow. Plus, it is a quad core. If you just do basic computing tasks, the 8GB will allow you to multitask more. Check out this site for what RAM to buy: http://goo.gl/95Yh
Case - Lancool PC-K Case Power supply - XFX Pro W Core Edition V Cooling Fans - Cooler Master Hyper Plus Cooler Motherboard - Asus P H -MX Builder First Time Advice Need USB Socket VGA DVI Channel Audio mATX Processor CPU - Intel Core i P GHz Socket MB Ram - Crucial First Time Builder Need Advice Ballistix Sports GB x GB DDR MHz PC - U Video card - EVGA GeForce GTX SC GB GDDR Harddrive - Seagate Barracuda TB RPM ST DM Disk drive - Pioneer DVR- BK Hi I am a first time builder who lives in the UK and would like to build a gaming PC that is preferably with in the price range of to I would like to know if the products listed above are compatible and whether I should consider buying other products which are cheaper and better in terms of performance I would also like know if this is a decent build in running most game today in the highest quality as well as how long it will last before I need to buy newer better parts nbsp
Everything is compatible.
Nice case and CPU cooler, however the CPU cooler would not really be needed if you don't over-clock. The Boxed CPU comes with an OEM CPU cooler that is fine with non-over-clock conditions.
Are you planning on over-clocking? If so the motherboard and CPU are not really designed for over-clocking.
I ve been researching the parts I think will be good for a gaming computer I m hoping to build but I wanted to get some opinions on the parts I ve never built a gaming computer before and would like any advice you have on the parts Motherboard ASRock Z Extreme LGA Intel Z HDMI SATA Gb s USB ATX Intel Motherboard Processor Intel Core i - K Ivy Bridge GHz GHz Turbo LGA W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX I K RAM Kingston HyperX GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model Build Advice KHX C D K GX Video Card EVGA G-P - -KR GeForce GTX FTW GB -bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready Build Advice SLI Support Video Card Power Supply Unit CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU- TX W ATX V EPS V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible Build Advice with Core i Power Supply also any advice in what to Build Advice look for for a tower would be much appreciated thanks nbsp
Heres my advice,
Mobo: Good choice, im personally more of an asus fan, but ive heard that Asrock are good as well. Looks like a nice board
Processor: Good choice, but if your interested, the new Haswell series is out which do show a nice performance up from the 3570k. Try checking into a 4670k and a LGA 1150 chipset board.
Ram: I like Kingston, nothing wrong with that set
Video Card: Go for a GTX 770 over it, comparing the cheapest options from both sides (670 to 770) it seem to be only about a 40-20 dollar difference. The 770 is a nice step up.
PSU: Corsairs are reliable, and that will be plenty so long as you don't plan on doing SLI.
As for a case, depends on your size you want, I personally like corsair cases as they seem to always know how to fit everything in a good spot with plenty of space. Try something like the 200R
I've just got a new ipod nano 7th generation, but when I plug it into my laptop it is recognised by the computer but not by itunes. I have tried all steps on apple support forum articles for this; for itunes not recognising the device; and for error code 37, but it still will not work. When I go to manually install driver usbaapl64 (as one step on the apple website instructed me to do) my "device will not initialize the driver" and I can't find anything telling me how to get it to initialize it!
As far as I am aware it is a problem with the computer not the ipod, as I have the same problem when I connect my samsung phone or other devices. Help please, I'm losing all hope!
Hey everyone I have a issue with my pc when I turn it on it turns its self off after 6 seconds then turns itself back on and stays on but no signal to monitor, I have trie re seating the ram and graphics card and have checked all connections. I bileave its either my power unit or mother board and I am wanting to change my Mother board.
So here is my question This is my current motherboard http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2631#ov
Would this motherboard be a replacement http://www.ebuyer.com/231358-gigaby...-channel-audio-matx-motherboard-ga-g41m-combo
... im not really sure what im looking for tbh
Yes but since its not an identical motherboard, it is highly possible Windows license may be deactivated.
Both motherboards support DDR2 and DDR3 memory modules. It has been my experience that motherboards will only support one memory type at a time. DDR3 is the most recent and cheapest memory available.
Is there a reason why you have chosen a motherboard that supports both memory types?
Hi spotties,my son is having a hard time doing his LAN-sessions with four or more friends,is my d-link 300 wlan router reaching its limits?if so,what should I buy to keep the kids smiling?
The router is pretty weak yes. Can you run a internet speed test and tell me your results? I would recommend the Netgear N600. I have one and it is great.
Hello. Im looking to upgrade my current system that is really out of date for gaming.
Mobo Asus p5g41t-m lx
CPU Intel dual core e5700 @ 3ghz
4gb ram (2x2 gb) ddr3 1333Mhz
Ati HD 5450 1GB
some generic 450W PSU ( I am upgrading this first asap)
I want something that can play in high/ultra settings games like Bf3, Crysis, AC sagas, Metro 2033/Last Light, Total war sagas, Tomb Raider, among others
I will be using a max resolution of 1360x768 for those games, and I have a $220 budget for video card + PSU.
I am highly considering a Radeon 7850 1GB version + a proper power supply but I need more suggestions. Also how much bottleneck will I get if I put that card with my current dual core?
The dual core will bottleneck the GPU. The 7850 1GB is a good choice, but in order to play the games at ultra settings, you will need a better CPU (quad core). I think the 1GB of VRAM may struggle at ultra settings. Also, If you ever upgrade to a 1080P monitor, the 1GB of VRAM will struggle.
I'm a noob when it comes to computer hardware and I'd like to know which cpu if any will be the best upgrade for my motherboard. Or if I just need to get a new motherboard instead. Any help is appreciated.
These are my system specs.
MSI X58A GD65
Intel i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
16384MB RAM, Just upgraded 4GBx4
2x GeForce GTX 465 sli
I have around a 300-400$ budget
That CPU is still pretty modern. If you really want to upgrade, I would recommend going for a Haswell platform which will be released in June. $150 for a Z87 motherboard + $330 for an i7 4770K. You will need a larger budget if you want an i7. A i5 4670K will be enough if you are only gaming. You will also need to upgrade your RAM and GPUs.
In my opinion, the CPU isnt really the bottleneck at the moment. I think you are better off just buying a GTX 660Ti or GTX 670 or wait till the nVidia 700 series is released in June (if they arent impressive, then you can get the 660Ti cheaper than you would now). The real time you will need to upgrade your CPU, is probably in a year or two; for now, it will do you fine.
660Ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...i&name=Desktop Graphics Cards&Order=BESTMATCH
670: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...0&name=Desktop Graphics Cards&Order=BESTMATCH
I want to upgrade my video card from nvida geforce 210 to NVIDIA 8800gtx or GTS 250...I want to know which whill be better based on my computer specs below:
BOARD : acer f672cr
CPU : intel e4300 (core2duo 1.8ghz)
Joseph Bryan said:
I want to upgrade my video card from nvida geforce 210 to NVIDIA 8800gtx or GTS 250Click to expand...
A newer card than the 2xx series would serve you better and require less power. Is there no way you could get a GTX 650 or one generation older GTX 550?
I am currently looking for a cheap gaming advice gaming notebook Need for laptop It would be mainly used to play WOW and Starcraft II I don t necessary need something super Need advice for gaming notebook compact as long as it s easier to transport than a full desktop tower screen because I often go to LAN parties From what I have seen new gaming laptop aren t cheap I recently found a used one on Ebay so I am wondering if it s worth it or if you have any other suggestions Here is the link so you can check out the specs http www ebay ca itm Dell-XPS-M pt Laptops Nov amp hash item d e b It seems all I would need to do is to replace the video card There is a GTX SLI on Ebay for less than so I am thinking that for less than I Need advice for gaming notebook could get a decent gaming notebook do you think it s a good idea I have never installed a video card in a notebook before but I know how to install one in a desktop so I Need advice for gaming notebook m guessing it should not be that difficult Any advices Thank you nbsp
I don't think I could do that. Too much of a gamble.
You'd also need a new battery, the screen has issues that can't be fixed, and a couple of 'should be ok' comments in there too.
That's my two yen.
Hello everyone I m a casual gamer and I have finished building my dream rig sans discrete video card materials used coolermaster haf advanced case bought Desktop advice graphics PC in u s coolermaster hyper evo cpu cooler bought in u s arctic silver thermal paste bought in u s intel i - k processor bought locally asrock z extreme bought in u s x gb ddr - mhz gskill bought in u s tb sata hitachi bought locally lite on dvd-rw x bought locally seasonic M II w psu bought in u s looking for an ideal budget discrete gpu operating system installed windows pro x games I like starcraft broodwar starcraft wol and hots diablo lod diablo metro current monitors available x lcd LG or x led Acer single monitor gaming only single monitor upgrade plan up to quot x only but NOT at this time what video card can you suggest for my simple needs I am currently looking at an asus gtx gb gddr selling at about u s equivalent asus gtx dcII is being sold at a much higher price asus gtx ti gb gddr and powercolor gb gddr for about u s equivalent thanks for any suggestion I am not from the u s so I have to accept high retail price Desktop PC graphics advice and few items available at nearest retail store a sibling working in the u s will come home probably in or early but I can t wait that long my other desktop computers intel dh tc with intel core i - stock speed stock hsf palit NVidia gt gb ddr x gb ddr - windows home premium x dual boot with windows pro x years ecs g t-m with intel Pentium dual core e stock speed stock hsf evga g mb ddr x gb ddr windows home premium x years ecs h h -m with intel g stock speed stock hsf x gb ddr - no discrete graphics unit windows pro x year nbsp
I think that the 7850 would be the best option out of the cards suggested, so I'd go with that one. If you can save your pennies, I'd get a 7870, as it will give you way better performance.
Hey all even though I m getting to grips with Re Building a PC I was hoping if on PC rebuilding Advice (£1500ish) any of you could throw some better alternatives out there Or better parts in relation to the price Basically I currently has a small formed PC It has a decent MotherBoard Asus P H -M I decent CPU i - StockCooling Two GTX s Only one Advice on rebuilding PC (£1500ish) used at the moment Gb Mhz RAM Advice on rebuilding PC (£1500ish) x x A average PSU TX Corsair While the Computer is Good I have excess Cash and decided to dedicate half of it to rebuilding Hulk My PC I have had some experience with Computers I installed the PSU and the GPU with RAM However I have never touched the Motherboard nor do I have any experience with CPU Installation which is bad because I can t find a MoBo CPU Combo Below are the Components I have decided upon Core Upgrades Top Priority Motherboard Asus Maximus V Extreme http www amazon co uk Asus-Maximu UTF amp colid AYWTLK TW T amp coliid I P FOTVZ X C CPU i - K rd Gen Ghz Got Prolimatech Thermal Compound Ready http www amazon co uk Intel-Gener UTF amp colid AYWTLK TW T amp coliid IZJLCVV L G Case Inwin Dragon Rider Full Tower Mesh Gaming Case http www amazon co uk Inwin-Drago UTF amp colid AYWTLK TW T amp coliid I B LMS WYA V PSU Corsair HX Pro Series Modular http www amazon co uk Corsair-HX s computers amp ie UTF amp qid amp sr - CPU Cooling Thermaltake Water Liquid Cooling http www amazon co uk Thermaltake UTF amp colid AYWTLK TW T amp coliid I L ZFG ZO E GPU Already have two GTX Heres the link to it http www amazon co uk gp product B C XJPI ref oh details o s i ie UTF amp psc OPTIONAL SSD Intel SSD Series inch Gb s http www amazon co uk Intel-Serie UTF amp colid AYWTLK TW T amp coliid I I NGZRLDP HDD Hitachi Deskstar K TB rpm http www amazon co uk Hitachi-Des LK TW T amp coliid I V BJMX JYGS productDetails Sound Card I have Surround Sound System Asus Xonar D X XDT http www amazon co uk ASUS-Xonar- UTF amp colid AYWTLK TW T amp coliid I KVC YIFYLAE Mouse And Keyboard MAD CATZ R A T Mouse http www amazon co uk Saitek-Elek UTF amp colid AYWTLK TW T amp coliid IMIQDD KJM Corsair Vengeance K http www amazon co uk Corsair-CH- UTF amp colid AYWTLK TW T amp coliid I HEX U G E As you can see I am going for a long term rebuild however there are a few areas I am not so sure with Sockets At the moment all I know is that the is newer I ve opted for to keep safe and not get caught out as these are expensive I was wondering that the actual difference is in Layman s Terms The CPU Liquid Cooler is a bit of a concern too as you have to assemble it all and I am not so good when I have to meddle with tiny objects However Reviews state it is the one of the best around and since I plan to Overclock the CPU I do need a reliable and Powerful Cooler The SSD will be where my OS will boot from and if necessary as a last resort storage area That s all there is for now I will be getting all this during halfway through April so there isn t any rush for now Does this seem reasonable to everyone I have tried to make sure everything is compatible with each other and I m hoping there aren t any issues Thanks for Reading nbsp
Well, you seem like an enthusiast.
1) Everything is fine, except go for this watercooler instead: :http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-H10...1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1363737630&sr=1-1
2) The motherboard is not necessary unless you are gonna watercool the motherboard. Get this instead (this is for if you care a lot about looks, otherwise save a few bucks and get a ASUS P8Z77V): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-SABERT...1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1363737769&sr=1-3
3)Get this HDD instead: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Caviar-Blac...1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1363737859&sr=1-1
4) As for the SSD, since you game, you would want games on there also (so they load faster), not just your OS, so I would recommend this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Ser...1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1363737915&sr=1-1
May I ask, what clocks will you be bringing your CPU to, because a Noctua CPU air cooler may be a better choice since closed loop water cooling has risks. But if you are taking your CPU beyond 4.5 GHz, I would recommend the H100i. Also what sound system are you running? Sound cards do you no good if you dont have a >$100 sound system. Also socket 1155 is newer. 2011 is getting dated and the new version is rumored to be coming in Q4 13'.
Hi everyone My current specs are as folllows Intel i K Stock ASUS GTX DCII Stock GSkill Ripjaws x GB Currently gaming on a Samsung SyncMaster B quot monitor The resolution is only x Hz I was thinking that I should pick up a new monitor to justify the rig that I ve built I have been looking at quot monitors that have a resolution of x Now here s the dilemma I see a lot of Hz monitors and people saying that they are much better suited to gaming especially FPS which is what I for -- Monitor worth advice gaming? 120Hz it usually enjoy Upon researching a bit I Monitor advice -- 120Hz worth it for gaming? came upon the BenQ XL T It s quite expensive but I might just be able to pick it up if it s completely worth it So here are my questions Has anyone had any experience with the BenQ XL T and what are your views Is Hz worth it and will there be any noticeable difference Will my single GTX be able to handle it Just for perspective I run Crysis a little over FPS average with all settings Very High FXAA and Transparency AA enabled in nVidia Control Panel I m also open to OCing my GPU and CPU using a Corsair H Any other suggestions Look forward to your responses nbsp
The 670 will be able to give you those 120 fps in less demanding games, however you may end up turning the quality and resolution down for the more demanding titles (such as Crysis 3). So you have a choice, sacrifice image quality for more fluid game-play, or get an IPS monitor, which will give you much superior color, but you'll have to live with 60 fps. (In my opinion, 60fps is enough, although that's a matter of opinion)
Hello Everybody I want to build a computer that will be used for programming macro visual studio C java etc compiling dealing with graphics and design working on big programs Adobe Masters Suite multitasking But no gaming My planned build looks like this Processor i - K CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D SE Motherboard Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME RAM G SKILL DDR x GB MHz CL RipjawsZ Hard Drive WD TB MB RPM WD FAEX SSD Drive Samsung Series GB Graphic Card Asus GTX Sound Card Asus Xonar Essence STX Optical Drive Asus BW- B ST Case CoolerMaster Cosmos II PSU Corsair Professional Series Gold AX What do you guys think about this build Is it too powerful for the stuff that I will be doing Do you recommend me to take out some components and add some other ones In my opinion I think that the processor i - advice a build Computer for programmer K is too powerful even for the stuff that I will be doing I was thinking about the i - Second thing the Computer build advice for a programmer PSU power was thinking about dropping it till W Third thing the GTX graphics card also thinking that it s too powerful might go with the GTX And the last thing is the motherboard - Asus Rampage IV Extreme planning on switching to Asus P X Deluxe I would appreciate everyone s replies to help me finish this build nbsp
Yes, majority of those parts are bit overkill. Even the Cosmos II seems a bit overkill. Especially, if you don't plan to go with water cooling. If I were you, Id make these changes.
MOBO: Asus Sabertooth Z77
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K
PSU: Corsair TX650
GPU: GTX 660TI
I would ditch the sound card altogether.
Hi Looking for a bit of advice My year old Dell is having some major issues and it s not worth trying to fix it I ve been looking around online for a replacement and want to please New advice laptop get some clever person s opinion on these http www saveonlaptops co uk Toshiba Satellite Pro C html http www saveonlaptops co uk ASUS K A-SX H html http www saveonlaptops co uk ASUS K New laptop advice please VD-SX H html DetailTop I ll only really be using it for lots of Office stuff often with programs going at once streaming and the internet no gaming I d like to future proof myself as much as possible but I m completely clueless about specs Is the GB RAM option worth the extra or is it a bit OTT for what I actually need I know my current Dell dinosaur was a pretty decent spec when I got it and is really only showing signs of old age lately so I m willing to spend the bit extra if it might mean that the computer lasts a bit longer I also appreciate that there are no guarantees in life unfortunately Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated I m completely bamboozled by all the options nbsp
I'd spend a bit more and get an i7 quad-core. These laptops have only dual-core and you will notice this. 8GB RAM is a good choice.
Added some new H W to my year old system and now my Ocz Falit ty Watt P S shuts off almost instantly upon powering up I can t see any way there s a short and it still runs alright if I disconnect the new W D red TG hard drives and remove the new AMD video card I wouldn t be surprised if it heated up under load but it can t even begin to boot I do a lot of editing rendering and converting of lengthy video files so advice upgrade Seeking big on P/S for I need to be Seeking advice on P/S for big upgrade able to accommodate and sustain a heavy CPU GPU load I used to think that W was big but now I m looking to buy a heavier P S I would appreciate experienced opinions on how big I actually need to go My system when upgraded will be Gigabyte M B GA GPA-UD H AMD Black Edition four core Phenom II GHz TBD P S GB PC x LG CD DVD R W Blu-ray Read Seeking advice on P/S for big upgrade only LG CD DVD Blu-ray Read Write Sapphire AMD HD W D red TG harddrives GB Consair SATA III SSD When Intel releases its next Tick I may upgrade to a new Intel CPU and an appropriate new M B but that ll probably use less power than my present AMD CPU does now I am looking at the SeaSonic X Series X- that Newegg has on sale through today for It seems to have good reviews Thoughts anyone nbsp
I would considering picking up any of the follow:
Corsair TX650 ($89.99)
Corsair TX750 ($109.99)
Antec Neo Eco 620 (69.99)
All will provide you with solid performance. I would also recommend an 850W variation of either the TX or HX Corsair PSU's. That will give you a bit of room for future upgrades.
A friend of mine has asked me build her a desktop PC -- with a new Windows OS -- for US or less Can you guys give please? build, Advice on $1,000 me some advice and suggestions as to the parts for a suitable Intel build given her budget My friend is a freelance writer and journalist She will be using the machine for research and MS Office documents She is neither a gamer nor a PC Advice on $1,000 build, please? enthusiast Simply put she needs a desktop PC Advice on $1,000 build, please? that is reasonably fast and won t BSOD on her while she s surfing the net or working on a story with MS Word Her C D desktop -- which had been a much-abused yet uncomplaining workhorse for longer than I can remember -- finally gave out a few days ago It seems only her monitor mouse and keyboard are still working reliably I have not seen her old machine as of late and have no idea what other parts I can salvage from it Given her budget though I m guessing I have room to assume that everything else from her old machine is toast and that we will have to buy all brand new parts I m thinking I should even assume that she ll need a new chassis I m not too familiar with AMD yet and would prefer to build something within my comfort zone -- so it s going to be an Intel desktop My friend insists on a Windows OS as she is unfamiliar with W I ll be staying over at her apartment this weekend to work on the project First time building a PC for anyone -- on my own that is I have to admit I m kinda excited about this first adventure As always your advice will be greatly appreciated nbsp
To go some online stores, find their pre-built systems. Get some from $800 to $1200 and modify the parts to suit.
This way you have a number of 'quotes'. If you can't decide on parts, post back.
Also, some stores have free assembly when you purchase a whole system. Do this if you feel like it.
Importantly though, have a look at her old monitor. Check to see if it's got HDMI, VGA, DVI, as you may need some adaptors. I wouldn't recommend running off VGA if she's a writer.
I m building a new system completely from scratch and I have two main questions I want to make sure that I don t have any hardware compatibility issues Also it would be good to know if everything will fit in the case I picked out It will be a family computer but I also like to game a lot Laptop has hard time with Dishonored I want a powerful yet quiet system Also my wife isn t too into flashy or huge cases which is why I picked out the one I did My soft budget is about but I m willing to go a little above that if needs be In the past we ve been using laptops I have a Dell XPS -L x for all our computing needs but our kids are getting old enough to need to use the computer as well as me and my wife so it s time to get a desktop The only component I already have is the OS Other than that will need to buy everything I chose to not get a liquid cooling system as I m not very savvy when it comes to those If you guys have any upgrade suggestions please let me know Here are the specs all pricing from Amazon com--free shipping and slightly cheaper than Newegg Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth X LGA Intel X SATA Gb s build advice PC Gaming USB ATX Processor Intel Core i - K Quad-Core Processor Gaming PC build advice GHz MB Cache LGA CPU Heatsink Fan Cooler Master Hyper Plus Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX FTW GB GDDR Thermal Paste Arctic Cooling Arctic MX- Thermal Compound Optical Drive LG BLACK Internal SATA x Super Multi DVD Blu Memory Corsair Vengeance GB x GB DDR MHZ PC Network Card Intel PWLA GT PRO GT PCI Network Adapter Wireless Network Card TP-Link TL-WN N Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter SSD Crucial m GB -Inch Solid State Drive SATA Gb s HDD Western Digital Caviar Green TB SATA III MB Cache Bare OEM HDD Fan VANTEC HDC- A Aluminum Hard Drive Cooling System Sound Card ASUS XONAR D - Channel PCI Audio Card Sound Card Case Corsair Carbide Series Black R Mid-Tower Computer Case Case Fans Arctic Cooling ARCTIC F PWM mm Fans x for max cooling Anti-Vibr Gaming PC build advice Fan Mounts Any Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts enough for all fans Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold SPG Watts Modular Power Supply Power Supply Gasket Any Power Supply Anti-Vibration Rubber Fan Gasket Speakers Creative Inspire T Multimedia Speaker System Monitor Asus VS H-P -Inch Full-HD LED Monitor x p Camera Creative Live Cam Chat HD P MP Webcam Black USB Expansion NZXT IU Internal USB Expansion Mouse and Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo Mk With Keyboard and Laser Mouse Total nbsp
A couple things:
Firstly, you have a MOBO & CPU incompatibility. Your MOBO is for socket 2011 CPU's while your processor is LGA 1155
Here is a compatible motherboard for your build.
Asus Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 ($239.)
Secondly, I wouldn't waste my money on the: Network card, extra case fans,HDD fan,PSU gasket, and fan mounts. I would put all that money in your CASE budget and look for a more solid case. All those fans would do the exact opposite of what you'd like to achieve. You want a quiet machine, you do not put 9+ fans inside of it.
Thirdly, Id recommend buying something like the Corsair H100i for your cooling needs. I did notice you said you're not "Savy" enough for liquid cooling. However, these closed loop solutions require no real experience to install. Furthermore, they require zero maintenance.
Also, I wouldn't grab the 4GB 670. You will not need all of that VRAM. Instead, go with the 2GB version it's much cheaper.
Your power supply is also overkill. Unless you plan on running 3 GPU's 1000 watts is not necessary. I would go with aCorsair HX Series 850W. This will give you some room for future upgrades.
Even then, If you want. Id grab the 650 or 750w variation of that PSU. It will save you some money.
EDIT: Added GPU recommendation & PSU recommendation
This is my first attempt at a computer build and it will mostly be used by my son I think I have what I need but I don t want to forget anything or get what I don t need This will be used -- need advice computer gaming another build Yet mostly by my son for gaming and internet - CPU Intel i - Ivy bridge GHz - Video Card GTX Ti GB - Motherboard MSI Z A-G LGA INTEL Z HDMI SATA Gb s USB ATX - Memory G SKILL Ripjaws X Series GB X - Power Supply KINGWIN Power Force PF- W - Case NZXT Phantom Red Steel Plastic ATX Full Tower - Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda TB RPM - Keyboard Logitech G Black USB Wired - Mouse ROCCAT Kova - Optical Light-on DVD Burner - Optical ASUS Internal Blu-ray drive I am worried about having to purchase software to be able to play Blue rays I would not know what to get I do not want to burn blue rays either but if there was a better drive to get that Yet another gaming computer build -- need advice did burn blue rays I would consider getting that instead I think we still need to get a wireless card and I am not sure if we need a sound card We will use a HD TV for a monitor or is there a problem with doing that These are to be honest just best guess as to what we need I think they are all compatible but I could be completely wrong The only thing I need to keep the same Yet another gaming computer build -- need advice is the case everything else can be changed I was also thinking of using Windows Yet another gaming computer build -- need advice would Windows or something else be better Right now I am sitting at about which is OK I don t want to go too much higher but I am willing to get what I need Let me know what changes I need to make or if I am forgetting something I know I really don t know what I am doing so I am very open to suggestions nbsp
You have a Z77 Motherboard, which allows for overclocking, and your CPU is not overclock-ble. I would suggest upgrading to the i5-3570k, as it is only a few dollars more, and allows for overclocking. The alternative is to downgrade to a H77 motherboard if you do not plan to overclock at all.
I've also noticed that the Motherboard you linked is only $90, rather than the $200 you described. (Have you linked the wrong board???).
If you plan to overclock, and your budget is $200 I would definitely go for something like:
I would recommend purchasing an aftermarket CPU cooler. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is a great little cooler for only $35. It will be quieter, give better temperatures and allow for much more effective overclocking if you desire.
A 850W power supply is overkill for your build, and could only be justified if you plan to SLI two GTX 660 Ti's in the future. The PSU you have chosen is also only 80 plus bronze, which is good but not great. I would recommend going quality over quantity, and go for something like these:
Apart from that, I think that you have great build in the makings
I built my system over a year ago and was limited to a budget but the result was fantastic for my purposes at the time I know that this for gaming my advice on little upgrade what Need rig to a isn t the best system in the world but I am trying to figure out what I should focus on upgrading first I Need a little advice on what to upgrade for my gaming rig have had some FPS issues in new games like GW Planetside and even Firefall I ll post the CPU-Z image of certain components and please tell me what you think needs help I do have concerns about the RAM It came out of a prebuilt HP PC and not something I bought new I doubt that GB of DDR is too little but it it maybe just low performance RAM If this is possibly the issue what should I be looking at for replacement Quadcore i wouldn t imagine this being an issue but let me know what you think My motherboard This was my first suspect however everything I have been able to find about my card is telling me that the card isn t outdated and should perform well Anyway I thank anyone who can offer advise in advance If you need more information about my rig or anything else feel free to ask and I ll respond ASAP I haven t been reading up on components or really keeping up on that sort of stuff for some time so it puts me at a disadvantage when I try to research upgrades nbsp
Ram is standard speed pretty much...CPU should be fine...I honestly dont know. Planetside 2 requires quite a PC as far as I have played...might be your graphics card at this point although its honestly not awful..CPU shouldnt be a bottleneck, as far as I know.
Basically, I'm bad at technology type things and have little understanding of all the jargon that comes with it...
However, I'm thinking about getting this headset http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FY7LBQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
but I only have a headphone jack on my laptop. So I found these
What is the difference between these two, and what do you think of these items?
Thanks in advance~
(sorry if I'm in the wrong topic! I'm not sure where to place this)
You say you only have a 'headphone jack' on your laptop, does that mean you only have the sound output jack, and no microphone jack? Because most laptops, especially newer ones, have both.
If you don't have both, I assume you want to use the headset's microphone as well.
The difference between the two items you linked is that the first converts stereo-jacks into USB. If you have no microphone jack, but still want to use it, this is what you want. The second item is basically the same, except it's more expensive and has a lesser rating
Due to the headset you chose ( a fine all-round voicechat headset, by the way) I take it you're not looking for studio quality, and therefore I can say the performance-loss you get from converting the signal is neglectable.
A long while back I set a goal for myself and that was with any extra money I was to make that it would be saved up for my own personal computer build Today when balancing my check book on-line I noticed in my secondary savings account that my goal had been reached I wanted to at least need some advice! for a PC ready build, Getting save up and today with my latest deposit I noticed that it s amount was now So it s now time to start planning for this build I ve taken the past - hours studying what I might need for a decent build This will be the third computer I build for myself the last one built was close to three years ago and for the times was considered to be a small monster It was an AMD system which for myself AMD Getting ready for a PC build, need some advice! seems to be the only way Getting ready for a PC build, need some advice! I swing Here s what I ve been able to come up with so far Just be aware folks this is a rough draft and is totally open to suggestions advise and recommendations Gigabyte GA- FXA-UD FX AM Motherboard http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG AMD Phenom II Black http www frys com product CORSAIR Vengeance GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR MHz http www frys com product site sa Homepage Spot Western Digital Caviar SE GB SATA II Hard Drive Retail Kit S Each http www frys com product Getting ready for a PC build, need some advice! site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG Thermaltake Toughpower XT W Continuous-Delivery Modular Power Supply http www frys com product LG Internal SATA x Super Mult Blu Ray Writer http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG MSI ATI Radeon HD GB PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO CARD s Each http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG Creative Lab PCI-E X-Fi Titanium FatalTy Champion Series Internal Sound Card http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG PPA PORT PCI USB CARD http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG Logitech Wireless Wave Combo MK http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG Logitech Z Speaker System http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG Thermaltake Chaser MK- Full Tower Case- VN M W N http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG LD Dual quot CCFL - Blue http www frys com product LG E TC quot Class Slim LED Backlit Monitor s - x ms VGA DVI-D Energy Star Each http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG I know for years I ve been sort of a die hard and loyal Microsoft Vista Ultimate -bit fanboy But with this computer I m feeling that getting more in with the sign of the times may be in order I m willing to release my death grip I have on Vista Ultimate and jump to the following Microsoft Windows Ultimate Full Version http www frys com product There I think I m done with this rough draft In regards to any other various software I might need I plan on throwing my copy of Microsoft Office Enterprise onto the computer also I plan on downloading and using Microsoft Security Essentials as my Anti-Virus program Again everything here is open to debate recommendation substitution advise even constructive criticism If you think something else might do me better than please chime in and let me know about it Or if you have a certain preference that differs from what you see here and you think your preference will work better please let me know I plan on jumping in and starting most of this sometime in between August- - and August- - quot Thank you for your time here quot nbsp
But no SSD, Zen?
As far as my knowledge can take me I m still a noob compared to the collective knowledge of my fellow tech spot members who after a year of membership and advice I call my friends Te help I request is as you may have guessed I am look thinking of building a gaming PC with a low budget My budget is Currently - - for holiday - August pocket money - - Results Day - - September pocket money - - October - November - December - - for GF Christmas a building budget advice Requesting gaming PC for Birthday - - Christmas - Sorry had to do the math and thought I d share it with you So I could potentially have anywhere between and Now for my minimal specs Any Graphics Card above http www videocardbenchmark net high end gpus html At least a quad core Water cooled Sound card not too important GB RAM If anyone finds a setup that fits this then thank you so much for your time and effort nbsp
I vote for the graphics adapter as being the single most important factor in a gaming PC.
Out of your choices the monitor would be the second most important. However without adequate power to the graphics card it would be rendered useless, so I believe the Power Supply would be the second most important factor in gaming.
With CPU gaining in performance and becoming less of a factor in gaming, I would give the CPU the third most important position.
If you had included the Power Supply and CPU in your pole above, I would have made the monitor fourth most important factor. After all what good is being able to view a good picture if you can't produce the picture with better quality parts listed in the top three I mentioned above.
In my opinion RAM and Sound Cards would have very little importance as RAM is not all that expensive to purchase and on-board sound is usually sufficient.
I noticed you are looking for a gaming card and referenced to the Passmark benchmarks of 1000 as a recommended score. You might should consider looking at cards that will score at least 2000.
So basically I used to be all about PC gaming and building my own computers from scratch while in highschool I managed to get a job at a computer store and all that but moved on to college and bigger and better things So recently I ve noticed my PC begin advice Looking a need build -- PC new to some to Looking to build a new PC -- need some advice perform rather pathetically I built it back Looking to build a new PC -- need some advice in and I m started to realize how low-end it is when trying to play some newer games My current system is AMD Athlon x Dual Core GHz gb RAM K N Neo V Motherboard nVidia GeForce GT GPU with about HDD s around gb a piece I m looking to build something brand new and top of the line but within a Looking to build a new PC -- need some advice budget My problem is that when I fell behind in computer tech I couldn t catch up I have no idea what people are talking about when they say i i and i I know they re processors but I have no idea what the specs are As far as I know all I want is a new PC that can run things like DayZ that game is such a for my GPU and processor Diablo and Guild Wars seamlessly I m averaging maybe - frames on all three maybe on DayZ I was hoping someone could point me in the direction of what processor mobo ram and other hardware I should consider when building my new PC I know I want a good GPU like the geforce gtx ti or higher Sorry for the wall of text tl dr looking to build a good gaming pc with about edit What are you going to use the PC for gaming How much is your budget Where are you located and what sort of system do you currently have if any I e fill out your profile Canada low end gaming system Are you going to buy online or from a retail store be sure to think about shipping costs in this case Either one is fine preferably retail Are you going to re-use anything from your current rig HDD s Do you need peripherals like a monitor keyboard and mouse amongst others No Have you already bought any components No Do you already have an Operating System OS or will you be buying one this may add a significant amount of cost to a low-budget system Buy a new key Will you need any aftermarket cooling such as a CPU GPU cooler or a watercooling setup Probably not nbsp
I have no idea what people are talking about when they say i3, i5 and i7(I know they're processors, but I have no idea what the specs are).Click to expand...
Usual specs for Intel's CPUs:
i3 = 2 cores with hyper-threading
i5 = 4 cores without hyper-threading
i7 = 4 cores with hyper-threading
People usually opt for the i5 since games don't normally take advantage of hyper-threading
I know I want a good GPU like the geforce gtx 560 ti or higher.Click to expand...
Thats a good choice. I'm currently looking into the 660 Ti and non-Ti version.
I'm happy with my current system though its a year or so old now.
PC name: Home Built PC
CPU: Core i7-2600K @ 3.4GHz
Motherboard: MSI P67A-G45
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB DDR3-1600
Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTS 450 1GB (FPB)
Audio: Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.12
Case: Thermaltake Dokker
Cooling: Corsair CX600 V2 (600W PSU)
Other Peripherals: ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Adapter
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional SP1(64-bit)
Hewlett Packard Compaq Presario SR 1000
Microsoft Window XP
Version 2002, Service Pack 3
2.19Ghz, 1.00GB of RAM
ACPI Uniprocessor PC
AMD Athlon ? 64 Processor 3700+
NVIDIA GeForce 6200SE TurboCache?
I wish to connect a second monitor to my PC desktop.
My current monitor is a LCD, Plug and Play monitor, manufacturer: standard monitor type, model WJ1780PI, D-12055 - one straight wire, (please see attachment numbered 1) connecting to a VGA port.
There is also another VGA port, (see attachment numbered 2). However I tried taking out the VGA cable from slot 1 and slotting it into slot 2 and it came up that there is no signal?
What would be the best way to get around this. Would a VGA splitter work??
The VGA port that you have there marked as "2" is the Integrated graphic cards VGP port and it does not work together with the one that is marked as"1". If you want to connect one more display to that graphics card then you will have to use the connectors on the right side of the "1" VGA port. Sadly tho the s-video and the RCA there are mostly used to old projectors and TVs.
So I would say that you will need to get a new graphics card (GPU) to get more displays connected.
I am thinking of buying a new laptop I bought a high end gaming machine before spent a lot of money Now five years later its practically worth less of new laptop - Thinking buying advice buyers a than any new decent laptop I can potentially buy I have been looking at mostly the GPU It s seems the technology has advanced so much that no matter what CPU you get its going to be enough for most games So the main thing is the GPU What I don t get is you see in some reviews the GPU is classified as high-end or middle-end etc So doesn t it mean that at the time the GPU is released it is the fastest most recent high end GPU Later when better ones come out it gradually shifts to the mid-range category Or are some GPU Thinking of buying a new laptop - buyers advice simply mid-range as soon as it comes out ALso Thinking of buying a new laptop - buyers advice does higher model number mean better gpu as it is getting confusing I haven t been checking the last tech mags lately which I did before I bought my laptop the last time nbsp
What is your budget max?
Hi need temps Overall problem, advice So I made the choice of checking my temps on this computer since the case was very hot in the back and I suspected something was wrong First of all my quot old but still good quot build CPU Intel Pentium D Ghz ---- Cooling device Artic Cooler Freezer Rev GPU XFX Geforce GS MB AGP X ---- Cooling device Zalman VF -Cu HDD Seagate Barracuda GB IDE Hitachi Travelstar GB USB Fans Processor intake via CAG Rear Overall temps problem, need advice Outtake PSU Outtake Front Intake Some holes in the case already there The temps are as follows colors indicate state of attention Ambience C lt -- gt C inside the case CPU C lt -- gt C GPU C lt -- gt C GPU Ambience C lt -- gt C HDD C lt -- gt C directly above the intake fan HDD C lt -- gt C USB case away from this nonsense Room temperature is around - C because of summer So Overall temps problem, need advice the temps that worry me are the colored ones especially that bold italic underlined red one which is really stressful Well I know the GPU is hot what I wonder is how to make it go cooler and about all the temps is the room Overall temps problem, need advice temperature a factor to this is the CPU hot for what it should I hear P s are very hot and since this is a Dual Core P the HDD used to be inside the case temps C lt -- gt C but kept clicking and having low performance It stopped the moment I took it from there While this is nowhere near to happen with HDD is the temperature affecting possible performance nbsp
Blow the dust that has collected over the years out of the various heat sinks & fans. Yes, room temp is always a factor with a heat sink & fan. The old Prescotts ran hot, but I don't think 65 is too hot, but it's getting close, The maximum temp for a P4 is 70 I think. The heat could cause your computer to throttle down and reduce its performance.
Hey all I am in need of a quick bit of advice I have an old Alienware Area from quite Advice appreciated a few years back pics below that is basically just sitting around collecting dust The components are obviously all outdated Core Duo GTX etc so the poor thing just sits around and sees limited use Despite its age the Advice appreciated PC Advice appreciated as a whole is in pretty good condition All internal parts function normally and the case is in great shape as well with the exception of a bit of dust - but that s nothing a can of compressed air and some elbow grease can t fix I m basically going back and forth in my head on whether to just scrap the thing Possibly give it away to friends family or take the time to try and sell it I know the internal parts wouldn t fetch anything significant but a friend of mine mentioned there is somewhat of an niche demand for the older Area cases I ve researched and asked around a bit but I figured I would consult the TS community for your opinions on the matter Thanks for the input nbsp
Doubt you'd get much for the internal components but I think you definitely could sell the case seeing as it's in good condition. Alienware never sold their cases on their own so there might be people out there looking for an Alienware case but not willing to pay their premium for a whole system.
Hi, hope this is the right forum.....
My Samsumg SyncMaster 215tw doesn't come on when machine is booted up. need to turn on and off and then it gradually gets brighter. If I click in it straight away to work on...it goes dark; if I wait about 5 mins then it stays active....feels like something is dying ... can anyone give me advice and/or fixes? It is part of a dual monitor set up, W7 64 bit
thanks in advance... apologies if this is not the right forum.... DL
It definitely is a monitor problem. The internal power supply circuits may be failing. This is something for an experienced electronics repair tech to handle. I have a Samsung 245bw monitor. It is 4 years old, and still working fine.These monitors are very similar to laptop LCD displays electrically, using CFL back lights and inverters
This is my first build budget first on under $3k Advice suggestions & build from scratch my gaming orientation leans on rpgs mmos action-adventure and rts for the most part and less so for fps and racing games Approximate Purchase Date By this september BudgetRange Under k System Usage from Most to Least Important Extensive gaming and production rendering in autodesk and other D CG art software Parts Not Required Not planning on getting a custom liquid cooling system just yet Preferred Website s for Parts Newegg Canada TigerDirect Canada Canada Computers NCIX Country Canada Parts Preferences Nvidia visuals for the most part not a keyboard or audio enthusiast Overclocking Likely SLI or Crossfire Possibly SLI Monitor Resolution x may go larger I will not be using any reused parts I need a keyboard mouse headset and drawing tablet among peripherals I haven t purchased any parts yet I don t have a spare OS Additional Comments my newegg Advice & suggestions on first build under $3k budget wishlist Really looking for longevity and durability the rig would be placed in the basement which is usually around C during the humid summer it should be closer to C room temp but we almost always AC then the only thing about the basement I am worried about is if airflow wouldn t be good enough for the rig would a heatsink fan suffice for now if I ever choose to SLI would liquid cooling be needed then Quoted from a member named lehpron from the EVGA forums quot But in order to maintain your CPU stabilty your RAM HDD motherboard PSU etc all have to be in sync and stable too So while the CPU could theoretically take the punishment total system stability depends on the other junk in the system quot How Long Before Failure I hope the hhds would suffice they do get great ratings I believe the others are good enough is gb RAM enough or should I go higher what do you think think about this monitor Yamakasi Catleap quot LED x WQHD S-IPS nbsp
direct quote from member lehpron from the EVGA forums, sorry its huge but this sums up why I chose the type of mobo, GPU and CPU. but of course still subject to change
"Most modern games are threaded for between 2-4 cores, and it has been a slow progress adoption since quads have been around for six years, duals for eight years. meaning, a 6-core won't make a difference today. New games take 2-3 years to make from the ground up, so in that time, it will make a quad that much more important. Only get the 6-core for your professional work, not for gaming.
3770K is a 22nm quad and half the die area (thus half the actual power and thermals if set at the same frequency) as 32nm i7-3900's 6-cores; mathematically, they should overclock better, but Intel differed from tradition of soddering the CPU die to the IHS (integrated heat spreader) by using a thermal grease with Ivy Bridge which tends to artificially raise temperaturess. This prevents anyone from really being able to push it except for those using cryogenics; so in the end, all Sandy and Ivy processors reach a max of approx 5GHz regardless of number of cores.
So it all comes down to the board really; X79 can support up to 4-way SLI (in quad x8, or a pair of full x16) configs while Z77 is limited to just dual x8's. If you're serious about longitivity in terms of having the room for future graphics cards and not change the board (which definitely need more bandwidth than current), then X79 is the only option. For CPU, either get quad 3820 or 6-core 3930K depending on how often your professional uses need 12-threads or not.
BTW, as for the GTX670's, get the 4GB card. We'll soon see a new standard for mainstream monitors that used to be the reign of medicial professionals, their total single display res equals to a modern multi-display setup. So if you intend on at least one in the next two years and not upgrading graphics for it, then you should plan ahead with a 4GB model and get 3-way SLI by then to compensate.
Really looking for longevity and durability I chose a gtx 670 in hopes of being able to run graphic intensive art programs and gaming on high settings for at least two years before upgrade/new build.
This part will require an edit for realism.
In two years, a pair of GTX670 will have the performance equivalency of a future mainstream card (I.e. "GTS850" )and unable to run those games appearing then at high details without having the frame rates dip whatever is high-end at time. So either plan to get into 3-way or 4-way SLI (meaning you need to get a 4-way capable board in the first place, I.e. X79), think about upgrading your graphics card much earlier than two years, or settle for less visuals as times passes especially if you plan a higher resolution monitor someday. Most games are GPU-intensive, so if your resolution doubles the pixels, you cut your frame rates in half.
The only way you can truly have longivity is if your expectation is much lower than what is available for purchase. If you want max detail at smooth rates, then that is only possible today, it isn't possible next year with this year's configuration running next year's games. Just so you know, many folks on enthusiast websites like these upgrade often as a hobby, they choose to keep up with technology in order to maintain their preference level in every new game; I personally see it as a hassle. So you have to decide your upgrade tendencies beforehand and plan ahead, beyond this upcoming build. "
Budget: Approximately $1200
Location: BC, Canada
Main Purpose: gaming, HD Video editing
Multitasking: A lot
Games: MMO Gaming
Resolution: 2x 22-25 inch HD screen (looking for suggestions, $100-150)
Overclocking: Want ability too. Not regularly
Peripherals: Razer blackwidow keyboard, razer deathadder mouse.
Recycled parts: Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Build idea so far:
Intel Core I7 3770
16 GB worth of G.SKILL Ripjaws Series
GeForce GTX 570
128 GB Samsung SSD 830 Series
1TB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3
Asus DVD drive ($20)
Corsair TX650 v2
Cooler master Hyper 212 Plus
Apevia X-TRP-BL X-Trooper Mid
Advice for improvements and whether or not the build will work would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Overclocking: Want ability too. Not regularly
Intel Core I7 3770
GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3Click to expand...
Thats a nice build.
The Z68 is a 2nd Gen board and the CPU is 3rd Gen processor. You may want to purchase a 3rd Gen board.
2nd Gen chipsets: H61, H67, P67,Q67, and Z68
3rd Gen chipsets: B75, H77, Q77, Z75, and Z77
If you plan on any over-clocking you may want the K version of the i7-3770. The K versions are unlocked and allow much easier overclocking. Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
Ivy Bridge Chipsets
All Ivy Bridge chipsets and motherboards support both Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs. Ivy Bridge based processors will officially support up to DDR3-1600, up from DDR3-1333 of Sandy Bridge. Consumer Ivy Bridge chipsets will also allow overclocking of K-series processors.Click to expand...
I m contiplating a new build with the Asus-F A -V Pro Motherboard with the AMD Processor AMD QC A - GHz MB L Cache Corsairs TX watt PSU at lease gb of memory Kingston HyperX AMD Radeon HD Graphics card Corsair Force Series CSSD-F GB A-BK quot GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive SSD advice New build HITACHI Deskstar K D HDS DLE F TB RPM MB Cache SATA Gb s quot Internal Hard Drive and a Liteon Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray D Feature IHBS - - OEM Liteon Model iHAS - -with my Philips quot LED HDTV and running Win Ultimate bit OS All in a NZXT TEMPEST EVO Crafted Series TEVO- BK Black Steel Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case So what do you think of this system that I haven t started purchasing yet but these are the parts that need or have done a search for I may change some of the parts according to the price of the parts This New build advice build will take some time to get together money wise nbsp
What are you using the PC for? That's probably the most important question because a gaming PC will have a different optimal setup to a workstation PC for example.
My initial thoughts are:
- Unless you have a good reason, that's way too much RAM. 8GB is more than enough for most people.
- It's a bit of a waste of money getting an A8 processor (which has an integrated graphics processor) and a dedicated graphics card.
- If you're going to be gaming the 6570 is not going to be enough.
A 40TB file server in a RAID 5 configuration, lost two drives simultaneously. One drive is totally dead and the other drive goes in and out of being recognized by the server. We replaced the dead drive and the server started to rebuild over night, however, when we got in this morning the the other drive was showing errors and the rebuild process had slowed way down. When we previously had restarted the machine the drive seems to recover and work fine. My question is, if we restart the server during the rebuild, would the RAID start to rebuild from the beginning or pick up where it left off? Also, does anyone have any other recommendations beside letting it rebuild or restarting?
As long as the RAID is still rebuilding, leave it alone! The last thing you want to do is lose all that data, unless you have one hell of a backup, my advise is leave it alone to rebuild. If it's a production fileserver server, try to get users off of it for as long as possible, don't use it if you can at all help it, let it rebuild - which may not happen until the weekend.
Different RAID cards react differently to a reboot. Most will be just fine if you reboot, they will continue rebuilding - it's a separate process from the OS itself. Think of the RAID rebuild as an automobile with the engine running, but you could change the tire (rebooting windows) while it's running. Now I don't advise it, but it would be ok - it might just be painstakingly slow.
Another thought, as large as that fileserver is, 40TB is HUGE! I'm surprised that it's not configured in a RAID 6 (two drives can fail) or a RAID 10 (striped mirror) - it would have made more sense to have the double parity of RAID 6, or the mirrored advantage of RAID 10. [I'm just putting in my two cents, no offense intended]
Hope this helps, take care!
Hey everyone. I am looking to have 1 SSD and 2 HDD's in my rig. I want to make my SSD my boot drive and have my 2 HDD stripped and leave them as data drives for gaming.
So when I install a game or any other program it will be installed to the raid and not the SSD.
It's striped and it should work just fine, just don't have any expectation of recovering data should anything go wrong with your array. Also, will you be using hardware or software RAID?
My computer's sound device just started acting weird. It won't play any sound from internet videos, but it also won't play VLC files. However, it plays iTunes just fine. This has never happened before.
My laptop is a Gateway ID49C04h with Conexant High Definition Audio that says it is updated and "working properly" in the Device status box. Also, VLC will show up on the mixer list except no volume comes from it. I've checked several files and several sites via Chrome and Firefox.
Any help is appreciated.
HI all The DVD-RW drive in our Toshiba L d-S seems to have gone caput We have only had it a year but it does get used alot It will only read some of our dvds now other DVD s it refuses to even recognize the format or says media is unreadable even though there is no visible damage to the disk I have run malwarebytes superantispyware ccleaner spybot s amp d avast microsoft online seurity scanner and hijackthis with no results other than spyware Device manager says it is working fine I uninstalled from device manager and rebooted Same thing Could not find updated drivers for it Microsoft Fixit say media is unreadable or unknown format but the disk plays fine in our other Toshiba L Some movies start right up in VLC other dvds cannot be read Some of our burnt movie backups work great while the original dvd cant even be quot read quot It burns just fine and every cd we put in so far reads fine Dont think it is codecs issue cause an older original StarWars DVD wont read at all in it If a game is put in it can read it but the autorun does not start up laptop burner replacing Toshiba Advice DVD on L655 I check autoplay and it Advice on replacing Toshiba L655 laptop DVD burner says to load game Advice on replacing Toshiba L655 laptop DVD burner or for DVDs play with VLC I edited the registry to get rid of the filters there was only an upper this did not really help When any disk is inserted the drive really thinks long and hard about it all this leading me to the conclusion that we need a new disk drive Toshiba has been remarkably unhelpful saying our warranty expired weeks ago After saying all that my question is this does anyone know if any laptop DVD-RW drive will be compatible or if laptop drives come in different sizes I have replaced laptop hard drives before but never a dvd drive I am going to have to take the old one out to find out if it is SATA or IDE I am hesitant to order one since I cant seem to find one that says it will specifically fit an L Thanks any advice is appreciated and sorry for the lengthiness nbsp
The Optical drive is held in by one screw, usually located under a bottom cover. Open the tray and when you remove that screw, just pull the drive out. There should be a part number on the drive label. Use this number to locate a replacement drive. The drive's plastic bezel can be removed and placed on the replacement drive, so you can purchase a much cheaper drive that doesn't have a bezel installed. EBay is a good source
I m gonna help my buddy build a new computer after the summer break when he and hopefully I have earned some money His budget is around or I already know a fair share about computers but I don t feel confident enough to ensure him that quot these parts will do the best job quot or that quot this is the optimal choice quot at least not when it comes to a computer built on such a tight budget I know for sure that he gets bothered by fans that sound much I ve often had to turn off a few of mine during a LAN Here s some more of the required info We both live in Sweden he has not bought any parts yet including the OS he will not re-use any old parts is new on $1,340 build, Advice roughly budget and he has keyboard mice headset monitor and yes I m gonna install some fairly cheap aftermarket coolers to reduce the noise rear fan and CPU Advice on new build, budget is roughly $1,340 cooler He probably wont overclock anything in the near future he has no interest in it and does not know how to Here are the components https www inet se kundvagn visa - - I m very well aware that the site is in swedish but this is the cart and you should clearly be able to see Advice on new build, budget is roughly $1,340 what components I ve currently picked if you would like a link to an identical cart on Amazon please tell me I wont mind making one Problem is he s not gonna bother himself to order from a foreign site luckily almost everything is available on the Swedish online market and if not there s usually something Advice on new build, budget is roughly $1,340 of equal performance quality The main question here is wether he should get an SSD or not and if dB is noisy or not Of course any other advices for what components to use are welcome What he will be playing is games like Diablo the Empire series you know Total War Napoleon Shogun and so forth Tribes Ascend and possibly Guild Wars upon it s glorious release So it will be a variety of both fast paced and slow paced games Now you might wonder why I m posting this for him Well he s asking me for advice about things that goes beyond my knowledge This doesn t quite answer the question but it s the best I got nbsp
There's no "S" in advice, at least here on the other side of the Atlantic. What you have picked looks okay, and if you want to go SSD please read up on things like AHCI and SATA 3 before you commit to SSD
I've been using a gaming laptop for the last 2 years and it's time I got a dedicated gaming PC. Can you please give me recommendations on the best gaming PCs out there and the specs I should get? I don't have a budget. Thanks
Well to really answer this properly we need a budget. Can you or a friend build your own?
I play League Of Legends often, or use to, and recently my computer took a crapper on me. I am not wanting to buy a new one and I have no clue what is wrong with the other one. It will no longer show any view on the monitor. Still powers on but I get no display. I am using a labtop Acer 4330 and was wondering if I can increase my FPS cheaper by either buying something for this labtop, or fixing my computer.
Labtop Processor - Genuine Intel (R) 575 @ 2.00 GHz, ~ 2.0GHz
Memory- 1978 MB Ram
I am not very computer smart but any insight you guys can offer is greatly appreciated! If you need any more information please let me know. I won't be able to tell you anything about the desktop as I can get any display. Thanks!
Your probably maxed out with 2GB of memory (64MB taken for the video) How big is the hard drive, and how much free space is left? What version of Windows are you running?
I've just switched from the Corsair H100 to the Corsair H80 Liquid CPU Cooler. I liked the H100, but it was just making way too much noise. The H80 -- while maintaining temperatures that are about 2°C lower than the H100 -- is a good deal more quiet: a compromise I'm willing to live with.
I presently have stock Corsair fans mounted on the H80. I figure I can cut down a bit more on the noise by using better quality 120mm fans. Have you guys any suggestions as to what brands and models I should look into?
The H80 radiator is cooled by two 120mm fans in push-pull configuration. I've read a few reviews online -- but I think I'm better off with hardware that Techspot members have tried and tested. I use my rig for gaming. My specs are on the drop down.
Nice and quiet.
Or anything with high static pressure to blow through the radiator.
So basically my computer has a bit of an overheating problem with the CPU Idle C Full Load is around C or above depending on how long you keep it going The other day I was rendering with Cinema D and the CPU HSF CPU advice? temp was C for the whole render I know its not good to keep CPU HSF advice? it at high temperatures for a long time but I was CPU HSF advice? desperate I ve tried many things I ve cleaned out CPU HSF advice? my computer case fans multiple times I ve put in new thermal paste However I think the problem is that I have the stock HSF A friend of mine said that I should get a new HSF He has a Xigmatek Dark Knight and his CPU temps are C while his i is overclocked to GHz Further research I ve done supports this The image above shows the temperature differences between the room temperature and the CPU temperature The intel stock HSF has a difference of C and the CM Hyper Evo has a difference of C I ve been thinking of getting a Cooler Master Hyper EVO for shipping at newegg canada By the way my PC was custom built by me Oh and I forgot to mention that I have case fans top exhaust rear exhaust front inhaust fan whatever you call it What should I do now Should I get the Cooler Master evo cooler I know I probably won t get much advice but please contribute if possible Edit This problem has occurred since I built this PC over a year ago Also My other components generally stay pretty cool i e My GPU idle C LOAD C PC SPECS -AMD Phenom II X GHz stock speed -Gigabye GA- GA-UD H SATA gb s USB -MSI GTX Cyclone D OC MB -bit -Mushkin x gb DDR RAM -HITACHI Deskstar K C HDS CLA TB RPM Sata gb s -Corsair CMPSU- TX W PSU -Silverstone PS- B Mid-Tower Case nbsp
Any advice?? Please??
Hi Guys About months ago my laptop started to act up The screen would get jumpy horizaontal lines flashign across it and then it would cut out altho lights are still on the screen would needed advice of crashes, sure Inspiron not HP cause, be black I would turn it off and turn it on and it may not happen again for a HP Inspiron crashes, not sure of cause, advice needed day week or even month Now things have worsened it now happens every session often failing to start altogether The jumping has worsened too it can become heavily pixalated and distorted making a weird noise as if the audio has been caught while it froze Sometimes the screen goes black and the audio continues as normal for a few seconds then dies too Sometimes a blue screen appears telling me it is dumping physical memory this scares me so i usually turn it off quickly Im noit sure if the following is correlation or causation but occasionally this jumping and freezing etc is brought about by me moving the screen of laptop slightly IT does seem to last longer if i have the laptop some where stationary All in all im very confused i brought it to a repair shop and he told me it was not the hardrive so must be the motherboard and therefore v expensive I didnt really get the trusting vibe off him so im worried hes just saying that so i spend big cash with him Im trying to decide what the problem is any ideas If it is the motherboard is it worth fixing If i do buy a new laptop is there any resale in mine for parts If you require any further details im happy to try but i dont have much computer knowledge hence why my title is not very techy Cheers guys Shane nbsp
"HP Inspiron crashes"...
You must mean Dell Inspiron, don't you? What is the model or service tag number?
the current gen Touch has been out for more than 18 months, I'd like to hear some thoughts on getting one at this time.
I'm wondering if the asking price of $199 for one is worth it, and i'm concerned its an End of Life product with the 5th gen. model coming around soon.
My current Upgrading my advice needed computer, specs are ASRock A GXE M Motherboard Athlon X BE OC ed at GHZ GB G-SKILL DDR HD Here is what i m looking at buying Same Motherboard AMD Phenom II X Black Edition Deneb Upgrading my computer, advice needed GHz Socket AM W HIS Upgrading my computer, advice needed H FN GD Radeon HD GB -bit GDDR PCI Express x G SKILL GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC For a grand total of shipped I posted this at a different forum and many people told me that I was wasting my money That I should buy a new motherboard so I will be able to get DDR Ram They Upgrading my computer, advice needed said that I can get a Intel Core i - Sandy Bridge GHz Dual-Core Processor for the same price that will outperform the Phenom I don t do a whole lot of gaming but when I do I like to be able to run the games on a fairly high setting and my HD is beginning to show its age I just wanted to throw in a new GPU CPU and add a little RAM and I figured with what I selected that I would be able to run just about anything at full speed I figured I would get a second opinion here So what would you recommend I should also point out that I still have an IDE DVD Burner and my secondary hard drive So I would either have to upgrade those components find a new motherboard that has IDE or buy an adapter all of which will add to the final price So do you think I should go all out and buy a new motherboard or just upgrade the components Thanks nbsp
You could last it out a while longer, but I'd be inclined to upgrade.
Being pedantic though, your GPU choice is not going to play every single game out there at fairly high settings, unless you're prepared to drop the resolutions.
Is your budget set in stone?
Also, what existing hardware do you have that you could reuse should changing motherboard be an option?
My brother has promised to give me his 60gb Intel SSD when he upgrades his system soon. I've got a Corsair SSD for my OS/boot drive now and two mechanical drives for games, pagefile and a few small apps.
Should I use the 60gb SSD for SSD caching to speed up my games/pagefile mechanical drive? How much of a performance boost would I be getting with a 60gb SSD for caching?
Would it be better if I just put pagefile and a few small apps there? Will pagefile activity wear out the SSD too quickly? (I should point out that I plan to get more RAM soon so I can put pagefile on a RAM disk, so the second option just might be a temporary setup.)
Could you guys maybe suggest other options as to how I could make best use of the extra SSD on my machine?
Thanks in advance for your help.
I know this does not answer your question but you may find it interesting.
If you have plenty of RAM to run all your applications, you wouldn't really need a pagefile. Pagefiles are needed when the system requires more memory than physically in the machine.
I have 8GB memory and rarely see 3GB usage. Several years ago I ran Windows XP without a pagefile on 512MB memory for a long time. One day I actually ran out of memory and the system crashed. Ever since this day I have set a small pagefile just to prevent a system crash. I currently have a 1GB pagefile to assist my 8GB of physical memory if ever needed.
With all this said, I'm not sure how much a pagefile is even used on a system that does not run out of physical memory. If the pagefile is never used then the write cycles for SSD will not be effected. I'm also interested in knowing pagefile usage statistics for a system that has plenty of physical memory.
Budget Range - System Usage from Most to Least Important Gaming and Some noob rendering video editing CAD and use of some Adobe products like CS etc etc Parts Not Required All peripherals Im also planning to keep my current HDD GB ATA quot rpm MB Cahe and GB ATA quot rpm MB Cahe plus another External HDD Country USA Overclocking Probably but not too exaggerate that I ll then need water cooling SLI or Crossfire Not sure Advice/help first my build! If buying a GB GPU or sli crossfire GPUs Monitor Resolution x WHEN do you plan to build it to weeks Not sure if it s worth to wait for the release of Advice/help my first build! the Ivy Bridge CPUs so the price of the Sandy Bridge CPUs drops Additional Comments I wanna be able to play games like BF and Advice/help my first build! Dirt in High setting and get to FPS More info I ve never built a PC before so im not a PC genius I basically learned everything i know about PC hardwares in the last weeks So if i make a mistake Sorry quot Right now what i got in mind is CPU Intel Core i K GHz GPU Any Good NVIDIA or AMD Also im not sure about the all PCI and RAM GB GBx DDR MHz Corsair Vengeance HDD Keeping Old ones Unless you guys think a new one is better PSU Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI CrossFireX Ready this would do the job just fine i guess MOBO Undecided Depending on the GPU but still gotta be good to O C P D I ve been cheeking out some wedsides where you can customize some Pre-build PC And i was wondering if it was better Make my pc online and save me the hassle of building it or Buying the parts online and build it my self nbsp
I believe that you have a pretty solid build right now in terms of the parts listed. You will also need a case though, you can't have all those parts sitting on a table or desk Anyway, I would say that you should build your own computer and not get one of the prebuilt ones. Most of those are not that great and end up with poor build quality and they are more expensive.
As for the GPU, it seems that AMD is about to release more of their 7xxx series graphics cards, so waiting a few weeks wouldn't be a bad idea in that regard. You should be looking for the 7780 if they keep the names the same (previously the 6780). If you want nvidia, the gtx550 ti is a little under the performance of a 6780 and a gtx560 is a bit over the performance of a 6780. Ivy bridge probably won't be widely available until late may or early june.
Okay so I am ready to purchase a nice little gaming laptop I am looking for something that Gaming laptop advice will be a sturdy replacement for my desktop but offer mobility Here s my list of requirements Has to have a backlit keyboard Decent video card minimum GTX or equivalent quot Screen size with a resolution of x or x preferred Bland looks solid case Something you can bring into a professional environment Im strongly leaning towards a Toshiba Qosmio X but I m not liking the fact that it s restricted to the paint job with red Gaming laptop advice accents plus the body looks kinda weak flimsy I don Gaming laptop advice t like the way the ASUS laptops look I hate the fact that the body extends past the screen The MSI laptops look decent as well I d get a MacBook Pro if they had better video cards Also I even thought about building my own from a barebone system but I cant find any place that sells laptop parts CPU s Video Cards Thanks for everyone s Gaming laptop advice input nbsp
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Hi all, I am new to the world of NAS devices.
I have 5 X 3.5" Sata HardDisks which I would like to share the data around my home network.
I have 2 notebooks, 1 netbook, 1 iPad, 1 desktop and a PS3; I would ideally like to share my files with all devices, and it will be a bonus if I can create different user account for access.
I would like to spend around £150-£350 ($240-$550USD) on the NAS.
Any advice would be appreciated.
I recently ordered (and haven't even received yet) from Newegg a Synology 1511+. I was about to press the order button on a Drobo FS until I read all the owner complaints about network speed. I realize, though, that both of these devices are a bit outside of your budget. You might find it a bit difficult to get what you're looking for without stepping up to at least $600 US. The Drobo FS is around $600-630 and the Synology Diskstation 1511+ is around $800-820 US. I could only find 2 qnap devices that supported 5 drives - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...SpeTabStoreType=&AdvancedSearch=1&srchInDesc= .
Hi everyone So i had recently rebuilt my brother s computer dell studio as a Christmas present fitting it with a new graphics card GTS OC new Power Supply Corsair hx and new RAM x gig sticks Rebuilding computer help? now though he is saying that the CPU is just too slow and that he wants a new computer so i advised him to just buy a new case CPU and motherboard since i had just given him a new GPU RAM and PSU so here s what we re going to do buy a new case CPU and motherboard from wvw umart com au i live in Australia cant use newegg when we get the parts i m going to disassemble his old computer and salvage the newer parts i got him for Christmas and put them Rebuilding computer help? into the new computer I have a question though My brother has two HDD s Rebuilding computer help? tb and tb and i want to salvage those from his old Dell and put them into the new computer- but i have no idea how plus he wants to run them in raid on this new computer so i need help he has movies and a bunch of work on his hard drives in his Dell right now how would i get those and install them in raid into the new computer and install a fresh copy of windows on them without screwing everything up any help and input would be greatly appreciated nbsp
Ok partition one of the drives you have right now(preferably the faster one with more rpm) put at least 20gb space in it. That way you can install windows 7 without formatting the entire thing. If he wants to run them in raid 0 he's giving up 1 tb of space as raid 0 only works with identical memory sets which means it'll only recognize 1tb of his 2tb hard drive(I know this from experience). The JBOD raid would be the only one that allows 3tb of space but this raid doesn't improve any speed. To learn raid just get a motherboard that supports it and you can configure it in bios it's really easy. Oh and one last note, any raid that improves speed requires hard drives to be formatted, I don't think jbod does but I have no experience with jbod.
Hi all i have searched for the info i need but because eveybodies pc is different in some way the answer isnt always apparent Basically i think i may need to upgrade my PSU advice PSU for OC ing reasons as advice taken from OC ing peeps so i thought i would start a new thread PSU advice for others to get a close idea if their system was near my set up System specs Intel i LGA Soon to be OC ed to GHz hopefully GA-X -USB Gigabyte mobo gig MHz Corsair Vengeance DDR Corsair H Hydro series CPU Cooler XFX Radeon GPU x TB F Samsung HDD Antec Case Case Fans controlled via an Aerocool And the possible weak link CoolMaster Silent Pro w PSU I havent attempted to start OC ing yet as i want to make sure my system is ready to deal with it so have you got any ideas on what PSU would best suit this system on the assumption i want to try to achieve on OC of around GHz Thanks for any advice offered P S one favourite that was mentioned in another thread was the Gigabyte Odin modular PSU but any other ideas are always welcome nbsp
What is your budget for the PSU? Do you plan to ever Crossfire with another 6870 in the future?
Recently purchased AKG Q701 headphones and although they feel a little flimsy for their price tag they do sound great. I'm still debating what to power them with as my Xonar DG is rather noisy and weak. I've been looking at various dac & amp combos but for 200$, a solid soundcard like this doesn't seem like a bad idea. What do you guys think?
HT | OMEGA Claro Halo 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card w/ a built-in HI-FI Headphone Amplifier
ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card
Budget is ~ 200$
from what ive heard the Asus card is crystal clear
Ok, I am about to setup a server used for file syncing and an online db (like SQLite or something?) anyway, I also wanna have Fedora running on it..
I guess I can just get any server and install what I want + make it do what I want it to do, but what server(s) and/or system specs should I be specifically looking at for doing those things better than other servers?
Depends. Do you actually need a server?
Are we talking about a dedicated server in a datacenter, or are you building a server at home/work and using it connected to the internet there?
You need to tell us what you want to do with the server. If its a dedicated server, what do you plan to do with it? Monthly bandwidth, unique visitor numbers, number of sites, etc.
For homeserver, again, what is your intended usage. Your current post is far too vague to give any realistic answer.
Neither my USB headset or my headphones work for things like youtube but work with itunes and steam. Thanks
what OS are you using?