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Q: Building a new system for iRacing

My experience with computers is limited I want this to play iRacing http www iracing com membership system-requirements I already have a monitor keyboard mouse case graphics card Here is what I have so far looking to see if it will new Building for iRacing a system all work together in harmony ASUS P Z -M LGA Intel Z HDMI SATA Building a new system for iRacing Gb s USB Micro ATX Intel Motherboard http www newegg com Product Produ rue amp Keywords keywords amp Page scrollFullInfo COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS -PCARE -US W ATX V V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E G SKILL Ripjaws X Series GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model F - CL D- GBXL http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Western Digital WD RE WD ABYX GB RPM MB Building a new system for iRacing Cache SATA Gb s quot Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http Building a new system for iRacing www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk X DVD R X DVD RW X DVD R DL X DVD-R X DVD-RW X DVD-ROM X CD-R X CD-RW X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS - - OEM http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Microsoft Windows -bit Full Version - OEM http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E EVGA G-P -N -TR GeForce GT HDMI GB -bit DDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Thanks for your help in advance Let me know if I m missing anything I forgot the processor Intel Core i - Sandy Bridge GHz LGA W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX I http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E nbsp

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A: Building a new system for iRacing

Hi I would make some changes:

ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
EVGA 01G-P4-3650-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

I'm not quite sure if you said you already bought the graphics card. That'd be too bad IMO a 9800gt 1gb is a poor choice.

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I've done no overclocking, no advanced work whatsoever. Every time I try to google my issue, all of the solutions seem to be based around the person with the issue overclocking their system thus causing high tempuratures. This is not that issue.

On to the actual problem, my motherboard reports temperatures of 69c when running any program that takes any worthwhile amount of system resources (and some that don't), in particular, most games. CPU and GPU tempuratures seem far lower, around 30-40c. Assuming the sensor isn't to blame (and it isn't, if the feel of the case is any indication), are there any reliable ways to lower MB tempurature with simple BIOS and power settings?

Running an old F1a55-M (FM1) on Win 7 Home Premium, SP1.

EDIT: The motherboard idles at 47, which also seems high. I've changed locations for better airflow several times and wonder if I just flat-out need a larger case.
 

A:Question re: system temperatures

Fans running, dust?
 

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Hello,

Im new to here and to pc building in general I could really use the help in choosing the parts I have been saving for this pc for a few years now.

The parts are:
I7-4790k
Msi z97 gaming itx
Msi 980ti 6g
1tb hard drive 3.5
Ssd 240gb
Psu wilk depend on the support of the case if it has support for sfx or atx
Now I really want an itx case and the most important is that it has good cooling because where I live it can reach around 45 degrees C and if the case
Also has filters that would be great.
Cases that I have in mind are:
Bitfenix prodigy and phenom
Enthoo itx
Node 202
Rvz01
Now the node 202 and rvz01 I was really worried about heat and thats the only thing keeping me from choosing them
If you guys can recommend a case I wont be doing any water cooling its all air cooled because all the parts will be shipped over sea.

Thank you
 

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FIXED The backplate of the video card looked exactly like my old one but it was somehow making my video card not slide down far enough took it off and now its running HUH ZA If there is a big danger in running it so lofty without a backplate message me and let me know If you have a msi g check the damn backplate I bought a nividia off ebay and my mobo does not detect it It lights up but that is it I can send it back but I wanted to know what I can try first I get this message system card My video does my detect not with the install cd when I use the auto driver updater on nvidia and when I manually download the driver from the nvidia site My old radeon worked fine Old card MSI R GAMING G -Bit GDDR This graphics driver could not find compatible hardware GV-N G GAMING- GD nvidia requires and pin connector Mobo z pro asrock CPU k PSU watt ocz sxs What I have done so far Connected the Power Connectors x My system does not detect my video card -Pin x -Pin From my old card to the new card Im using my old power converters could that matter Id use the one that came with the card but a damn wire is hanging out of its area Checked device manager no device Checked bios made sure pci-e x is the primary video card source Checked my bios mobo overview and it says there is nothing in that slot Uninstalled all amd and nvidia driver in the control panel Uninstalled all drivers with gurus free amd and nvidia Display Driver Uninstaller in safemode Reseated the card Googled a lot Im now going to reset the bios I heard I can also update the bios would that even matter am I just trying to hard to make this possibly DOA card work nbsp

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Hi,

I've got a S1150 system, which - as we all know - has a very limited amount of PCI-Express lanes. I recently invested in a couple NZXT S340 cases, and I find them extremely cramped for cable management. I'm considering dumping my dual SATA3 SSD raids in these computers in favor of M2 SSD's to eliminate some of the cable mess, but I'm wondering how this will affect my graphics card performance, as I believe this would cut my graphics card's PCI-Express lanes down to x8 (3.0), just as if I was using a PCI-Express SSD.

Does anyone have first hand experience with this type of setup?
 

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Hello I have a tower just recently bought all the parts from newegg and was building the tower for the last days I had everything put in as it should be and initially it stayed on but no image was portraying problems up boot Building computer on the monitor A friend explained I was using the wrong port to portray image as it should be through the video card I should be connecting it but after troubleshooting the problem Building computer boot up problems initially I removed RAM and put it back in but computer now turns on for a second then right off I hear and see the fans running the dvd drive spinning and the lights go on but then it shuts right off after another - seconds it turns on again and then after another second turns right back off in an endless cycle until I turn it off completely and unplug it Not sure what the next steps are or if I should return the moba for an exchange After reading a lot of forums I noticed that it could be the RAM was improperly placed so I tried many times to take it out and put it back in but same problem keeps occurring I hear no beeps and only hear a click from the power supply when it goes on I tried the psu tester on the power supply and it tells me it should be working fine Any one have any idea moba ASRock Z M Pro Micro ATX Intel Motherboard ram CORSAIR Vengeance GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model CMZ GX M A C B power EVGA -G - -XR W Power Supply case Thermaltake Level Series Level GT VN W N Black Computer Case processor Intel Core i - K GHz LGA BX I K Desktop Processor video card EVGA GeForce GTX Ti G-P - -KR FTW w ACX Cooling Video Card Please someone help and thanks to all nbsp

A:Building computer boot up problems

Okay, I've had the same issue with a new build: Put it all together, switch on the power and basically nothing. Do the following tried and true diagnostic steps that can be tedious but costs nothing to do and can often zero in on your issue:

1. Uninstall everything from your motherboard and disconnect all peripherals from your power supply except psu to motherboard, cpu, and one stick of RAM. Now turn it on. If it boots up and stays booted then shut it down and then...

2. Add your second stick of memory -- nothing else. Repeat by booting up and if it stays booted up then...

3. Start adding one piece of hardware at a time and repeat as directed.

What are your findings?
 

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How well do you think this will run on DayZ GTA V or Minecraft on high settings Specs CASE Apevia X-Cruiser w USB Temperature amp Fan Control Side Panel Window Black Color with Red LED CD X Double Layer Dual Format DVD -R -RW CD-R RW Drive BLACK COLOR COOLANT Standard Coolant a Opinions? Building new PC, CPU AMD FX- GHz Eight-Core AM CPU MB L Cache amp Turbo Core Technology CS FAN Enermax TB Silence UCTB mm Performance Cooling with Low Noise Profile Fan FAN Asetek LC mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Cooling Performance Single Standard MM Fan HDD TB SATA-III Gb s MB Cache RPM HDD Sandisk GB SSD Single Drive IUSB Built-in USB Ports Building a new PC, Opinions? KEYBOARD Keyboard amp Building a new PC, Opinions? Mouse Combo Gamdias Ares Essential Gaming Keyboard amp Ourea Optical Gaming Mouse Combo MEMORY GB GBx DDR MHz Dual Channel Memory Corsair or Major Brand MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE A-DS P AMD ATX w Ultra Durable Classic On Off Charge GbLAN PCIe x PCIe x PCI MOUSE AZZA Optical dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge NETWORK Onboard Gigabit LAN Network NOISEREDUCE Sound Absorbing Foam on Side Top And Bottom panels OS Windows OVERCLOCK Pro OC Performance Overclock or more POWERSUPPLY Watts - Standard Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI CrossFireX Ready SOUND HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD AUDIO GPU EVGA Superclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX GB GDDR PCIe x Maxwell Single Card nbsp

A:Building a new PC, Opinions?

Honestly, you don't need an 8 core cpu or 16 gigs of RAM unless you are doing video rendering or intense graphical applications. A 4 core cpu and 8 gigs are more than enough for what you need.

When it comes to gaming the main thing you want to keep in mind is that they are GPU intensive. Find out what the recommended hardware is for each game and decide if your video card will do what you need; I have a feeling it will.

In addition, what is the make and model of the 600W power supply?
 

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Greetings here is a quick story and then my question I built my computer about years ago and since upgraded a bit of it last year So I am gong to build an all new system However This time around I am going to get a VERY nice monitor first since that is what I am looking at I was going to spend between and dollars to get one I backwards, Monitor first Building asked over on the Stardock forums I was going to get a new monitor and asked what they felt was the best one available The CEO actually replied and said to wait till Display port was readily available for the new K monitors I wanted to size up to a quot or thereabouts So my question is Building backwards, Monitor first twofold Should I wait for display port and when will we see some monitors with it and Should I just get a K monitor now if Building backwards, Monitor first there is not much visual difference between display port and I see my video card is going to need to be upgraded since it does not have a port on it sigh What I currently have Asrock Mobo Z Extreme I K I have the hyper evo fan setup g Gskill DDR ram I forgot the timing I upgraded from to gigs EVGA Geforce GTX Yea I knew about the ram issue when I bought the card last year Building backwards, Monitor first Evo gig SSD I was using Intel s cache drive method to speed up stuff this was also part of my upgrade Corsair terrabyte storage drive Corsair watt Gold PSW Win pro Asus Monitor I am not helping you all by not remembering the model number my apologies nbsp

A:Building backwards, Monitor first

I'm a little curious as to why you're planning to rebuild your system? From the looks of it, it's still a pretty solid machine. As far as I know, DisplayPort 1.3 is already out. It's been talk of another release already (DisplayPort 1.4a) is this what you were waiting for? If so, I wouldn't waste the time. As for 4K, what exactly do you do with your machine? Knowing this will make it easier for us to recommend suggestions. I personally wouldn't go for 4K right now, but that's just my opinion. There isn't enough content available and it's still expensive to facilitate. Dell has very good offerings when it comes to high-end displays. I'd personally go for either the

Dell UltraSharp U3014
or
Dell U3415W Black 34

I know there a few monitor guys in the community. Hopefully, one of them will see your post and provide you with more suggestions.
 

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Here ya go T, the final product...well probably not

2.2Kw Holodeck 7

[email protected]
Gigabyte GA-990-FXA-UD7 (rev 1.1)
16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133 MHz
4 X HD 7970 Quadfire
1x Corsiar AX1200W
2x FSP Group X5 500W =1000W
1XNexXxos XT45mm x 360mm Rads
2 x NexXxos XT45mm x 240mm Rads
1x NexXxos XT45mm x 120mm Rads
3X VPP-655 Pumps
1X Phobya DC-12-400 Pump
Koolance 370 CPU Block
4 x Heatkiller GPU X-3 Waterblocks
Rad Fans: Coolermaster Excalibur
Bitspower & Monsoon Fittings
Primochill Advanced LRT Tubing
Case CoolerMaster Cosmos 2
Heatkiller X-3 Multilink Quad Bridge
BitsPower Z-Multi 250mML Reservoir
Eyefinity 3+1 Extended 5760 x 1080-25" Monitors

I did end up going full parallel on the GPU's They go from idle @ 28c to 36c under load (Heaven 4.0)





 

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A:Error Message: Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system

During Setup, it will ask you if you need any extra drivers such as SCSI (or SATA in your case). If so, press F6. Now you are in trouble, because SATA drivers come on a floppy and new(er) Dells don't have a floppy anymore. Borrow a floppy-drive from another PC and install that in your Dell.
Setting up with the Dell disks, I'm not sure if they are RESTORE-disks or full XP-disks.
That may cause another problem.
 

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A:Building new PC (would love opinions and help)

If its was just for gaming I would have said an Intel i5 as it is considered the sweet spot for gaming but since you are coding I believe you will be better off with an i7.

As for your RAM make sure your motherboard does not require you to OC in order to get the 2400 speed.
 

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Hello,

Here's pretty much the parts excluding the HD, optical, SSD...

-Phantom nxzt 530 Case
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-ntel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 BX80646I54690K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600
-8GB RAM

Dats pretty much it. I'd like to know if im bottlenecking myself or not. (since this is my first build. I dont really know what im doing) I reckon everythin is compatible...
Does anyone have a suggestion on another gpu/cpu?and why? is 16GB > 8GB?

Im not buying the pieces now. imma wait about 2 months. Do you think in june the prices are gonna drop or new and better parts are gonna appear on the market ? Finally, is this pc gonna be fullproof for the next 2 years? meaning 2015-2017 ?

Thanks ^^
 

A:Building a new gaming rig (want opinions)

Carnelion said:





is 16GB > 8GB?Click to expand...

Yes the more memory you have the better. But you only need to make sure you have enough to cover your needs. Anything more would be over-kill. I currently have 8GB and it seems to be plenty for my needs.




Carnelion said:





Finally, is this pc gonna be fullproof for the next 2 years? meaning 2015-2017?Click to expand...

Not really fullproof as computers are still on a fast outdated cycle. However the machine will serve you well enough for two plus years.
 

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A:Building First Computer (I changed my setup)

From the case details you have supplied (Motherboard type: Micro ATX or ATX and maximum video card length of 320mm) you are well within the parameters of having everything fit.
ASRock H97M motherboard is a Micro ATX board.
Gigabyte N730-2GI video card is 185mm in length.
 

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Hello, I was thinking of getting a new PC for this generation and I really want one with the i7 4790k and the GTX 970. From what I have read they seem to be fine to run through this generation. I know a thing or two about computers but I am no expert. I would really like to get suggestions from other people on what to build with these two components.

Thanks
 

A:Building PC with i7 4790k and GTX 970

These two parts will go well together as long as the many other parts you didn't mention mesh well. The 4790k is the best of the consumer level procs available and the 970 would arguably be that for gpus as well. Once you go beyond these two you're entering into the enthusiast area in my opinion.

Some of the important components you didn't mention are the motherboard, the powersupply, and the heatsink/fan. What do you have planned for those?
 

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Motherboard ASRock H97M Anniversary
Power Supply Corsair CX430 430W PSU
HDD Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM HDD
Case Corsair Carbide Series Spec-01 case

How much do you guys think I could get this built for and do you reckon it could play the elder scrolls online on the highest settings or the medium settings thanks.

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Hello.

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A:Building an NAS

Perhaps you could use splitters.
 

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A:Best graphics card for this system?

Look for a model number printed on your motherboard, usually printed around the CPU area.

The info you provided only tells us you are using a Pentium D. Most likely an 820 (could also be either 915 or 920) but not positive. In any case this would be an LGA775 platform, which usually has a PCIe x16 slot. But without knowing the model number of the motherboard so we can check, I'm not going to swear on PCIe x16 support. I am leaning toward PCIe x16 support, since you stated having a graphics card.
 

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I have a SR cd from another system and it works just fine :whew:

Don't get caught up a creek w/o a paddle - - if you plan on using a System Image to recover a system,
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A:Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

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So my question is, what is the best cpu/motherboard combo that isn't overkill for a simple system like this?
 

A:CPU for a non-gaming system

I will assume there are no CPU intensive application. And with the assumption make a statement that there are no PC configurations today that will not suffice for these needs.

Anything with dual cores or more should be fine for these needs. If this wasn't the case, people wouldn't be buying tablets for the same purposes.
 

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A:System is very glitchy after installing new motherboard

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A:New to Building a Pc on a budget

Rucion said:





My friend recommended me to this site for advice on how to build a New Pc. This would be my 1st time trying something like this.
I'm looking to build a gaming rig, Online gaming mostly. Some single player games like Skyrim ect. My Budget range is $1500. I could go a little higher if I need to. Using a HP pavilion Dv7 Laptop Living in New England. So I wont be transferring over anything. I will need a keyboard and at least one monitor. I got no OS software sadly. It is possible to find Windows XP still? If I have to go with Windows 7 I will. I havent tried water cooling but, if I will look up a guide if it is preferred.Click to expand...

Let me see what I can do for you, with $1500 you can get a pretty beastly system even including keyboard, monitor, and OS.

Here is my recommended parts list (Using Amazon):
i5 4690K
MSI Z97-G55
Cooler Master Hyper212
Gskill 8gb DDR3 1866 (2x4gb)
NZXT Phantom 410 (Kinda just picked one I like, case can be whatever your preference is)
XFX DD R9 290
Samsung 840 EVO 240gb SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1tb 7200RPM
Corsair CXM 600Watt PSU
LG DVD Drive
Windows 7 Home
Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard
Asus VN247H Monitor

The total price of that build is about £1,184 which is right around the $1500 (Slightly above according to the conversion) but this will overall give you everything you would need for a strong gaming machine with an excellent board, processor, and GPU. All of this together will provide you 1080p ultra on every game you could throw at it along with great speeds thanks to the SSD and some awesome overclocking.

Hope this can at least point you in the right direction.
 

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Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer MSI
System Model MS-7641
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD FX(tm)-4170 Quad-Core Processor, 4200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V17.10, 10/08/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.98 GB
Available Physical Memory 4.32 GB
Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 11.4 GB
Page File Space 7.98 GB

I would like to get this graphics card http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-g...rage - Graphics, TV Tuners and I/O - Graphics will my system be able to handle this?
 

A:Graphics Card How Good Does My System Need To Be?

While it can handle it, it will be greatly bottlenecked by the CPU. Also, we need to make sure your PSU can handle it, so if you can post your full system specs including the PSU, HDD, motherboard,etc., that would great.

You can probably upgrade the CPU to an 8350 since it uses the same socket. But you may need to apply a BIOS update. BUT, before we get ahead of ourselves, please post full system specs like said above. Thanks.
 

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A:Building a Server PC

Servers don't need heavy hitting processors. The primary resources are memory, networking and file I/O

The 120GB drive is minimally acceptable, although if I were building a server, I would have at least two drives,
one for the server and the other for the data being served. Performance would be better and either drive could be
replaced/upgraded without disrupting the other - - also improves your backup media consumption.

Let's talk networking. Is this a private server for just LAN connected users or do you intend to have Internet connected players?

* hosting server of 20-30 people * in a lan based server says you will need a good switch connected to the router for wired users OR an access point for wireless

* I suspect you are intending a public server with Internet users {upgrade the system to support more players}.
You should read your ISP End-User-License-Agreement; unless you purchase a private IP address & Domain, the ISP typically forbids your hosting anything. They will cause you and your users all kinds of issues, such as limiting bandwidth and randomizing your public IP address.
 

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A:No way of installing operating system on notebook

Does this help ?
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or this ?
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GPU-MSI R7 260X
RAM-Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
HDD-500GB WD Caviar Blue
PSU-Corsair CX430
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Thanks guys.
 

A:Is this system worth it?

ace2001 said:





Ok guys. I am planning to build a system(of course a PC)and I really wanth to know is it worth it, I want to hear your oppinions.
CPU-AMD Athlon X4 760K
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GPU-MSI R7 260X
RAM-Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
HDD-500GB WD Caviar Blue
PSU-Corsair CX430
Case-I am still thinking about it, maybe Cooler Master K280
I am curious are these parts all compatible and can I run Battlefield 3 on ultra with this?
Thanks guys. Click to expand...

Well you will not get a smooth 60 FPS on Ultra in BF3 with this system. So I would say no you cannot run it on ultra since at the 1080p realm the card averages above 30FPS on ultra.

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A:Building a new PC

AMD or nVidia?
Crossfire or SLI?
Budget?
 

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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.
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A:Buying Parts For Building a Gaming Desktop

Don't get Velociraptor. Get a 1TB WD Black instead.
Caching drive: uses the HDD for files, but stores commonly-accessed stuff on the SSD.
For best performance, get an SSD and use it for OS and core productivity programs. Then store games/media/documents on the HDD.
Don't need additional LAN card.
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Maybe spend a little more on CPU cooler, since you're getting the top GPU too. May I suggest a ~$100 all-in-one water cooling kit.
120GB SSDs are better value these days.

 

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A:Slow (new) system

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A:Building a mini PC for high end gaming

What is your budget for the project? Helps to have a reference point of what you'd like to spend and max you can spend.
 

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anything I need to know before getting myself into trouble?
 

A:Anything I should know before building first mini ITX?

not really. just make sure that everything (mobo, CPU heatsink, GPU, etc) will fit comfortably inside the case.
which case did you have in mind?
 

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Thnx guys.
 

A:Is My System Bottleneck

If you are going to upgrade and your system supports it, you might as well try to get a 4 core. Especially on an AMD rig, where CPU performance is weaker than Intel core for core. The "AMD Athlon II X4 650" is about the weakest performance I would recommend to anyone. It is comparable to the Core i3-2100 which is as low as I recommend for Intel CPU's.

For generalized performance you can take a look at these benchmarks. - http://www.cpubenchmark.net/

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A:Building a new machine starting with case

Whoa a Pentium 4:

Well yes I don't see a problem with that as the screw configs have not really changed and most cases come with tons of different screw holes for all sizes of motherboards (Its normally the Extended ATX boards that are harder to satisfy).

You should not have a problem grabbing a new case and putting your old components in, they will fit in a normal sized case with ease!
 

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A:How hard is building you own computer?

Everything is plug-and-play, no soldering required. Look at youtube videos. Square peg goes in square hole. It shouldn't take longer than a day to research and put it all together (if you ordered the right parts).

Yes, iMacs are overpriced in regards to their specs.

But, how did you break your laptop replacing a fan?
 

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Psu: Corsair RM Series 850 Watt
Data Drive: Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD
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A:Building a gaming PC, need advice

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.
 

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A:Building a PC

I recommend just getting all new parts. What is your budget and what tasks will you be using this for?
 

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A:Building a new machine - Compatibility

Yes it does. It supports MicroATX through SSI EEB.

Good build. I recommend you wait till September 25th for the GPUs since AMD is set to unveil something new. Or if you want, just get the 7970 and wait for the new GPUs to release. Just remember, dont waste your money on watercooling if you have just 1 GPU.
 

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Hi, my name is Ben and I was informed today that a gaming computar is much cheaper to build than to buy. I'm pretty sure I have a monitor (Its a modern TV, if you could clarify that it is that would be great). I wish to play games like the upcoming battlefield 4, games like that. I also want to play minecraft, battlefield3, runescape, total war, and some others. I wish to have medium graphics, a good speed, and some memory for school work too. If you could help me out that would be great! ( sorry for my grammar)

Also, my budget is 800-1200

And im sorry I have no idea where to start, this will be my first build.
 

A:Building a Gaming computar

With a $1200 budget, you can easily run the games at very high settings. This is what I recommend:

CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K
Motherboard: ASUS Z87-K
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB
SSD: OCZ Vector 128GB
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
GPU: EVGA GTX 760
PSU: Corsair HX650
Case: Your choice, but the Corsair 200R is a very functional and cost effective case.

The build above brings you to about $1100 (with the Corsair 200R). If you want a bigger SSD, just buy the 256GB version for about $100 more.

Do you need peripherals like a mouse and keyboard? Also, do you need a copy of Windows 7 or 8?
 

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This is what I got please tell me what you think.

Motherboard:
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CPU:
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GPU:
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD7850 OC 2GB PCI-E DVI/HDMI/DP

RAM:
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SSD:
INTEL 330 SERIES 2.5" 60GB SSD SATA/600 MLC 25NM RESELLER

DVDR:
SAMSUNG DVD±R/RW/RAM DL 24X SATA BULK BLACK

Tower:
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A:Building a gaming computer

Alright, I see no HDD other than the SSD 60GB and no PSU. Do you already have these items? Also, what is your budget so we know what you're working with should we suggest some changes.
 

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Items
Mother Board: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate Socket LGA 1150 ATX Moth
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670k 3.4GHz Socket LGA 1150
Ram: Kingston HyperX blu 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules)
Mid Tower: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow ATX
Hard Drive: Toshiba 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
SSD: Sandisk SDSSDP 064G -025 64GB SATA 6.0GB 2.5"
Graphics Card: Diamond 6570PE32G AMD Radeon HD 6570 2048MB GDDR3 PCle 2.1 Video Card
Heat Sink Cooler: Cooler MAster Hype Tx3 92mm HP CPU Cooler
Power Supply: Eagle Technologies Voltas X 600w ATX 12v
 

A:Need tips on building a gaming computer

Heres the deal, after looking at your selections, they are all Pretty Good, however that Diamond 6570 is a very low end GPU that wont do very well for a gaming computer. With all that awesome components in your machine, that GPU would just not do it, let me see if I can make an alternative suggestion for you in areas to save money and get you a better card.

My advice (Yes I know these things are great, but) is to drop the SSD, at a 750 dollar budget, that just pushes the edges of a gaming machine too much and an SSD is going to take away from the total experiece of gaming due to other areas of teh machine getting suffocated. This is my Alternative/recommended price list based off your budget and sales/Deals that will be around at least a week.

FX-8350 $200 (Comes with a 20 Dollar newegg Giftcard with purchase!)
Gigabyte 990fx UD3 Board 137$ ($127 with a 10 dollar mail in rebate)
Thermaltake Commander Black (Could not find white on newegg) $39 ($29 with 10 Dollar Rebate)
Seagate Barracude 7200RPM 1tb $69
Corsair CX600 $79 ($59 with a 20 Dollar Mail in rebate)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 $29 ($19 with 10 Dollar Rebate)
Patriot Viper 2x4gb 1600 $64

Now for GPU's with whats left of the budget, I suggest either of the following

GTX 650ti $129 (25 Dollar Rebate)
or
HD 7790 $129 (10 Dollar Rebate)
Both come in at the same price point and both these suggestions are the same style cooler/company (MSI)

Now if you really want an intel build, lets change out these two AMD parts and go with these instead
i5-3570k $219
MSI Z77 LGA 1155 Gaming $119 (10 Dollar Rebate) Also (Bought this exact board for a friend, its kick ***)

This is my suggestion to you, now if you really want to get a SSD, take the rebates, send them in, and take that money to invest in an SSD later, but otherwise, the machines listed here will perform very nicely in most modern games at 1080p resolution at med-high settings!

I hope this helps!
 

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we use the following applications .

3d Software- 3d studio Max 2013
Render resolution- HD 1920
Adobe Master Collection 6
Adobe Design Collection 6 (illustrator-photoshop-indesign) ME
Maya
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all the above application we use to make exhibition stall designs..ect.
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I was looking for HD Z820 and Z640 series... dual xeon with 8 core processor with 32GB RAM , Nvidia Quadro 4000 is costing huge amount...$ 10,000/- each

I know build customized will reduce the cost...I want about 5 workstations..

so please advise me best suitable computer spec... relable spec and recomanded graphics card.. my budged is $ 5000/-
 

A:Building graphics workstation

Is the $5000 per computer, or for all the computers put together?
 

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A:New to building PC's

Great build. It will be hard to play at high/ultra settings for the next few years since games are constantly improving/getting more detailed. Things I would change in the build:
1) Get a Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler instead.
2) Get a ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 motherboard instead since it is cheaper.
3) I would upgrade the Samsung SSD to a Pro version instead since it is much faster (but this is unnecessary if the budget doesnt allow for it).
4) Remove the sound card because these are not needed unless you have a very high end sound system.
5) I would upgrade the 660Ti to a newer GTX 760.
6) I would change the PSU to something like a Corsair TX650 V2.
6) Finally, I would downgrade the monitor to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254092.

Optional:
Upgrade the case to a Corsair 200R and get rid of that extra fan you are going to purchase. Or you can keep the Phantom 410.

If you are not going to burn discs, then you can downgrade the BD drive to a DVD drive.

Overall, a very good build that needed minor tweaks.
 

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A:Home surveillance system custom build ideas?

Have you contacted NSA?

P.S.
Ignore my stu-pid attempt at humor, I couldn't resist with all the NSA news going around. I'm sure someone with actual experience will join in.
 

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A:PC Building Assistance

Well, props to you for actually making a useful post. I'm gonna let other people post tips for specific parts, but here are some thoughts:

- Is this case decent? No rust? For $40 you can get a brand new one with new fans and everything. I'd recommend this.

- Need to know if the DVD drive is salvageable. Is it SATA? (Google images can tell you)

- Unless he has $300+ speaker/headphone setup, onboard audio will do him fine. Give us more details on his 'music taste' if you like, but FYI a decent soundcard is $200+ itself.

- Win Ultimate supports multiple language packs at once, if I understand correctly. Home Premium in another language is fine (if it stays in that language), but I'll let someone else confirm this.

- You are correct, no GPU required. Also, no SSD required in my opinion.
 

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A:Checking file system on D: The type of the file system is FAT32

It perhaps got removed incorrectly while some programs still had the file data open/in memory. I'd pull everything off the card, format it, and put the data back.

What is the card in? Does it have to be FAT32? Could you use ExFAT instead?
 

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A:System Spec For Adobe Premiere Pro

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A:Building PCs for video editing class and have a question

I would recommend one (Maybe not the fanciest) but a decent one to help with the cooling of a xeon. Though like I said, I would not recommend anything fancy, just something to add a little airflow especially if your case is not huge and moving a lot of air.
 

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A:Building a PC

We'll need to know your budget. If you have any peripherals already or will need them included in this build. Will you need a new copy of windows? What resolution is your monitor?
 

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A:Can't install any operating system

What is the make and model of your laptop? Have you changed anything in your Bios other then updating to the latest version? Did you update to the latest version of the bios before or after you started having problems?
 

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A:Building a new computer

I will build you a very nice computer. I just need to know where you are purchasing these parts from (sites). 450W is the power supply. Dont worry, I will take care of that.
Watch these videos on how to build a computer:
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
 

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A:Building first gaming pc, thoughts?

I think you should go for the latest Haswell chip (4670K). It has much more power saving features than Ivy Bridge does, and will future-proof longer. Here is the build I suggest:
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K ($200 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H ($180 @ Newegg)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) ($70 @ Newegg)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 770 ($400 @ Newegg)
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro ($240 @ Newegg)
PSU: Corsair HX750 ($130 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ($60 @ Newegg)

This is a build that will fit the $1300 budget. I can easily trim it down to about $1000-$1200 by downgrading components. This is the cream of the crop, the best of the best build you can achieve right here for <$1500. I recommend the build as is. You may need to add in a HDD for external storage for about $100. Also, at 1080P, you dont really need a GTX 770. You can downgrade to a 660Ti (or the 760Ti when it is released int he coming days). With some price hunting and some more research, you can find deals on components. I can easily get this build down to a lower budget if you ask, so please, tell me feedback .
 

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A:Need a 5.1 speaker system with USB input

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A:Building a "rig"

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A:PC fan runs when my system is idle

Try changing the power-down settings for your drives, CPU, etc. in Control Panel/Power Options/Edit Plan settings/Change Advanced Power Settings - there you can configure all power options for all hardware. Try changing just one setting at a time and waiting to see if the problem goes away. That way maybe you can figure out what is causing the problem. If nothing else works, try disabling CPU c-states in the BIOS. Certain hardware and software configurations have conflicts with Windows and can sometimes be fixed by changing settings. Also, make sure all fans and heat sinks are free of dust (by blowing out with compressed air if possible).
 

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A:Shutdown during system resume

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A:HDD whirring noise & system slowdown

I don't really have good suggestions for you, but:
- The HDDs are probably old and dying. IDE ribbon cables are obsolete technology.
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She's going to be using it for basic computing (web browsing, watching DVDs) and basic photoshop. This computer is replacing an 8 year old laptop (to give you an idea how much computing power she really needs).

I'm thinking Intel G550, just because she'll get better use of more CPU power over the better graphics the AMD5300 would offer.


I really just need a suggestion for CPU, but if you have a motherboard suggestion that would be good, and if you really want, feel free to build a complete box (if you do, she doesn't need a storage HDD, just a boot HDD/SSD depending on budget).

Thanks in advance.
 

A:AMD or Intel for basic system?

For basic PC usage a G550 will be fine since those tasks don't really make use of multiple cores or threads. But I'd be more inclined to go for a G860/G870, they don't cost that much more.
 

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A:Building a new gaming rig for $1,000 to $1,500

Just recieved this feedback. How is it?

Processor Intel Core i5-3450 $200 - no, get an i7 ivy bridge.
Memory 2x2GB G.Skill DDR3 1333MHz $22 - no, get at least 8Gb, but considering the price scale you may as well get 16. Get Corsair or Kingston.
Graphics Radeon HD 7770 $125 - very old model at this point you probably want newer go to radeon's site and look around
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB $65 - don't get blue get black also if you missed my other post I can get you a 2Tb black for ~$80
Optical Lite-On iHAS124-04 $17 - who the **** is Lite-On? Doesn't matter get Asus
Power Antec Neo Eco 520C $55 - 520W is a bit on the low end for a gaming machine. Get at least 600W.
 

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A:System restarts with two memory sticks, fine with one

Often a faulty memory stick will work by itself, but then fail once running in duel channel.

Unfortunately this is very difficult to test with two sticks, so there's no guarantee that this is the issue. You may just have to buy some new memory.
 

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A:How to create a system?

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In-Win Case
- Intel 3.4Ghz 1155 Core i5-3570
- Asus P8H61-M LE/CSM
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- 1TB SATA Hard Drive
- DVD+/-RW Drive
- Card Reader
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What do you think?
 

A:Building a gaming computer

For current game titles, you need more than a Geforce GT 640. You would be better off going with the 650 for just a few $ more, if you couldn't get a better card such as the Geforce GTX 660.

GeForce GT 640 DDR3 vs GeForce GTX 650

Everything else looks pretty good to me.

Which case and power supply is going to be used?
 

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Sapphire Radeon HD 7970
i7-3770k
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A:Building a new PC for high-res gaming

Looks like a good balance of components to me. Out of curiosity what power supply was you considering for the build?

For a single "SAPPHIRE HD 7970 3GB GDDR5", you will need at least a 550W PSU.
 

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ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI

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Thanks in advance
 

A:Help me with building up top gaming PC

Looks good to me!!
 

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Directx 11
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A:How do I turn my PC into a gaming system?

What kind of motherboard do you have? It'd let everyone know just how much you can upgrade it.. But I honestly think you should get a whole new computer. I can't see your motherboard being able to take any Quad-Core (or more) processors. Merely a guess atm though.

If you don't know your motherboard-- http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/ --just download that and it will tell you.

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A:Building first PC, not sure what GPU or PSU to pick

Looks good.

The few items I do not see listed are:

Power supply
Monitor
Keyboard/Mouse
Operating System
and possibly an SSD for system partition
I usually use Newegg while checking for part compatibility. I had a good feeling the CPU cooler you had listed would work as I have had a similar cooler. However Amazon doesn't give enough technical details to know for sure. I looked it up on Newegg and you are good to go with that CPU cooler.

Edit:
What are you going to be using your PC for, are you building a gaming PC or general use PC? This will help determine the size GPU and Power Supply you need.
 

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A:Building a new computer (need help/tips/info)

Should work nicely
 

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Is CF working? When I upgraded to 12.10 the second card wasn't being picked up so I rolled back to 12.8.
 

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A:Need help buying/building a PC

Do you have any parts that you were looking to reuse? Such as: Monitors,Mice, or Keyboard? Maybe even HDD, PSU and Case from a current machine. I ask because it will not be easy building a gaming PC with the budget of $400.

What games do you play?
What resolutions do you play at?
What type performance were you hoping to achieve with this new build?
Open to buying parts online?
 

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A:Building a new PC: GTX 670 or 660 Ti?

What resolution are you playing at? If it's 1920x1080/1200 then a 660Ti will play all those games at max settings, but for BF3 you might have to turn down to 2x MSAA if you play the big online maps. The 670 is a significant improvement over the 660Ti though, but if you only have a 60Hz screen then you won't be able to notice the difference. It's up to you if you want to spend the extra $100 to get the 670 but from the performance/price perspective the 660Ti is slightly better value.

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My system is as follows:
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OK so my monitor has bit the dust. I dont want to upgrade any of my computer components because its too old. About 9.5 yrs. I want an LCD monitor thats going to overlap from now until I buy a complete new system. I dont want to buy a monitor that will be underspec'd for the new system. Im not very knowledgeable on their resolutions and whats not compatible or why, nor about aspect ratios and compatibility.

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A:Replacing dead monitor for older system

You can use any monitor with any graphics card, with 2 caveats; must have compatible ports (DVI,VGA,HDMI,DisplayPort) or use an adapter, and your resolution will be limited to the component with the smaller value (your card's 1024x768). So until you build the new system, it will display the same size as your old one, with a wide black bar on either side (but should look better anyway). The sweet spot these days is 23" widescreen (less than $150), 24" under $200, and 27" start at $250. I have an Acer 23" and it's big enough for me. Remember, though, when you have a bigger monitor it will run at lower frame rates with a given video card, so keep that in mind when spec'ing the new system. Until 3 months ago I was where you are (Pentium 4 3.4 GHz). I gradually upgraded my parts until I ended up with this;

Asus P8Z77-V, Intel [email protected] GHz, Kingston HyperX [email protected] MHz, EVGA GTX 550 Ti [email protected] MHZ/2257 MHz, Corsair H100 liquid cooling, Ultra X4 750w, Corsair Carbide 400R, 2 x WDC Green 2TB, 1 x WDC Blue 500GB, 1 x Hitachi 400 GB, 1 x Hitachi 1TB external, LG M-Disc Super Multi DVD, 6 x 120mm case fans, Acer 23" [email protected], Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I've got about $1400 total in it (plus many months of research and list-making, which was half the fun) and it's so much faster I can hardly believe it, even without an SSD (soon!). So you can get a monitor now, then find a case you like and move into it, get your fans set up the way you want, then one day get a Z77 mobo and i5-3570K and switch everything over. You'll need a new hard drive, your old one is IDE and the new mobos are SATA. Later you can get a decent video card, faster RAM, an SSD, etc. BTW, the integrated Intel HD 4000 video on the 3570K is awesome, I used it for a week just to try it out, and it played most of my games okay. I envy you - for you, the fun is just beginning. New hardware aimed at the enthusiast market is a multi-billion dollar business now, so competition is fierce, prices are low, and great new stuff comes out almost daily. Do the research, read the reviews, and have fun.
 

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A:My Dell system has limited or no connectivity

Should be simple... The hotspot should give you the SSID and passphrase. It may be the type of encryption that is not compatible with the computers setup. Also make sure that your cell phone company has enabled the hotspot feature
 

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A:Requesting advice for building a budget gaming PC

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.

Edit:
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.
 

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A:System restore does not work

What is the make and model of this laptop? You may have to try a laptop factory restore. This is not related to the Windows restore
 

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A:USB drive doesn't show up on my XP system

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A:Can't believe how little power my system actually uses!

400w isn't really overkill since that system will draw around 330w under 100% load. That being said it is very rare that a system actually runs at 100% especially in a system such as that one where the drives make up a significant portion of the power draw. You would have to be running something graphically intensive, while writing to all HDDs, and using both optical drives which would likely be impossible on a single core CPU like the Athlon XP. Under normal conditions that system will likely draw around 150-200w when loaded so a good 350w PSU would likely be sufficient although a 400w would offer some extra overhead, a 500w would be slightly overkill but not excessively so especially given the minimal price difference between 400w and 500w PSUs these days. Your PSU failures are not likely caused by system loading but by the models of PSUs that were chosen. From The age of the system I'm guessing that the 480w antec was one of the older CWT built models (SmartPower,TruePower, TrueBlue,etc.) with failure prone fuhjyyu capacitors. The SeaSonic while a good unit, being fan less would likely run hot potentially reducing its capacity prematurely (all PSUs weaken over time but heat accelerates this). The PCP&C is an excellent option. While 500w may be a little overkill it should be as reliable as anything you can find (except for a server grade unit but those cost several time more than it).
 

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A:Building a PC

You should get a pretty beasty computer for $2000.

i5 3570K
ASUS Z77 motherboard
8GB RAM
Radeon 7970 or GeForce GTX 670
Dedicated sound card maybe?
And an SSD. Because they're awesome.
 

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Hey everyone As you may see I m fairly new here having discovered this site not even a week ago when I started reading up lots and lots of articles and reviews on the current hardware available to build me a solid High-End system that would suit my needs So own system assembling time First my now that I have decided upon the following parts I d be thankful to know if may have missed something important or if there s anything that seems like an utter waste of money Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth Z CPU Intel i - k Graphics Gainward GTX Phantom GB First time assembling my own system If I d anywhere like to have an extra edge it d be the graphics card Additionally I chose the GB model because I do quite some photoshopping video editing and d modelling mapping plus I d like this card to be able to keep up with games for at least - years Memory G Skill DDR MHz x GB Storage OCZ Vertex GB I d like a good SSD to keep my OS and all my programs on GB because on my current PC even the GB partition can t hold all my Steam games and the heavy programs that I have also I intend to have a virtual machine running some time as well so there s no way a GB drive would be enough Storage Seagate Barracuda TB SATA rpm Case CoolerMaster Storm Trooper Power Unit Corsair TX V W Haven t really decided on the optical drive yet will probably go with the one from my current PC at first and get a good one later So if there s any tips or recommendations you could make I d be very thankful to hear them nbsp

A:First time assembling my own system

I think this will be an excellent system. What HSF will you be using? Hopefully not the retail one with the rest of the machine being so top-notch. It might also be worth going with a pair of 8GB DIMMs instead of 4x4. It should be fairly close in price but give you a better upgrade path in the future.
 

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Trying to build a computer and all problem is that I can t figure out what power supply would fit into the case Case I m buying is this Just going to list everything in the computer Its the first computer I m building so yay Sorry about the bold and size just coping from the site Just making Building computer a sure this will work and to try and get help looking for Building a computer a new Power Supply seeing how the one Building a computer I m trying to get is out of stock NON SATA required Power Supply Case Cooler Master RC- -KWN Elite Mid Tower ATX Case - ATX Micro-ATX USB Audio mm Blue LED Fan Black Mother board ASUS P H -M LE B Intel H Motherboard - Micro ATX Socket H LGA Intel H Express MHz DDR HDMI Gigabit LAN -Channel Audio SATA Gb s SuperSpeed USB Processor Intel Core i - BX I Processor - Quad Core MB L Cache MB L Cache GHz GHz Max Turbo Socket H LGA W Fan Retail Video Card MSI R -MD GD Radeon HD Video Card - GB GDDR PCI-Express x Dual-Link DVI HDMI DisplayPort DirectX Dual-Slot CrossFireX Ready RAM Patriot PSD G PC GB DDR Desktop Memory Upgrade - MHz Non-ECC Unbuffered Non-ECC CL x MB Power Supply Out of Stock Ultra LSP -Watt Power Supply - ATX SATA-Ready SLI-Ready mm Fan Lifetime Warranty w Registration nbsp

A:Building a computer

Dorky106 said:





Trying to build a computer and all, problem is that I can't figure out what power supply would fit into the case.
Case I'm buying is this (Just going to list everything in the computer)
Its the first computer I'm building so yay! (Sorry about the bold and size just coping from the site...
Just making sure this will work, and to try and get help looking for a new Power Supply seeing how the one I'm trying to get is out of stock. (NON SATA required Power Supply)
Case:
Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case - ATX/Micro-ATX, USB, Audio, 120mm Blue LED Fan, Black


Mother board
ASUS P8H67-M LE B3 Intel H67 Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel H67 Express, 1333MHz DDR3, HDMI, Gigabit LAN, 8-Channel Audio, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, SuperSpeed USB 3.0​

Processor
Intel Core i5-2400 BX80623I52400 Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.10 GHz (3.40 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail​

Video Card
MSI R6770-MD1GD5 Radeon HD 6770 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, CrossFireX Ready​

RAM
Patriot PSD32G13332 PC10600 2GB DDR3 Desktop Memory Upgrade - 1333MHz, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, Non-ECC, CL9, 1x2048MB​

Power Supply (Out of Stock)
Ultra LSP550 550-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration​Click to expand...

That PSU will fit just fine and it's available for $50 at CompUSA - http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276574
Personally. I'd go with the LSP650 to feed your power-hungry video card. It's only $55 and if you notice the regular price is $100
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276573&CatId=1483
I've had an LSP650 running my main machine for 2 years through 3 builds and no problems, runs very quiet.
By the way, almost any ATX power supply will fit most modern cases. Only some of the larger 1000 & 1200 watt models will have clearance issues in smaller cases.
 

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A:Cooling system

Your computer is telling you that it's hot and may need to shut down. If your computer continues to warn you that it's hot you will want to make cleaning out the dust a priority because the extra heat can break your computer.

Well it seems that over the years your laptop has collected dust in the heat sink and fan and is now overheating or beginning to overheat. You can buy a can of compressed air, and while the computer is turned off you can shoot some of that air into the intake vents to see if the accumulated dust will come out of the exhaust vents.

If your overheating condition doesn't improve, your second option would be to take your laptop apart and reuse the compressed air directly on the accumulated dust in the heat sink and fan. The second option isn't recommended for the inexperienced because you'll more than likely need a moderate level of skill to disassemble and reassemble the laptop, and you'll need to clean the processor of the old thermal paste, and reapply new thermal paste to the processor before you reattach its heat sink.

All of those steps can be a bit scary for the first timer.
 

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I am trying to built two desktop computers, one I need for work and the other for play!!!
On the first computer what would be the essential parts (the PC would be used primary for data, I will be installing Microsoft word Excel?., My business program which includes images of my merchandise and maybe adobe Photoshop and acrobat. My budget is 300-400 without counting the operating system. With this budget can I built a stable and good working PC?
The second PC is going to be gaming type PC with bell and whistle, I will be using it primarily for editing movies video and music, my budget on that pc is 1500.00 without the operating system.
 

A:Building two PCs: one for work, one for play

This will get you started.
Out of interest why don't you just build one system for work and play? Or is it because they're going to be in 2 separate locations?
 

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Hi all,

I've got a new machine and am wanting to transfer my two HDDs in RAID config from my old machine in the new one.

OLD PC
Gigabyte P55 UD3R
Samsung HD103SJ 1TB x 2 (RAID)

NEW PC
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H

Is this possible and if so, please can someone advise me on how to swap them.

Thanks,
 

A:RAID drives into new system?

You can transfer the RAID drives as new ones if you properly configure your BIOS using the motherboard's manual.
But that is not so easy if you have an OS installed on them. But here's an excellent guide.
Good luck
 

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A:Building a gaming computer

What games do you play and at what resolution? And what's your budget?

I very much you would be able to reuse anything in that 2004 Compaq except maybe the HDD and the DVD drive.
 

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AMD Atlon II X3 3.1GHZ
MSI NF725GM-P31 Mo
700W PSU
8gig ram
Windows 7

I currently lack the budget for my high end rig and would like to ask if buying a Gainward GTX 680 Phantom right now and placing it in my low end rig be okay?
 

A:Buying a high-end GPU for a low-end system

I wouldn't call your rig a "low end system." However, I don't think your computer will be able to take full advantage of what the GTX 680 can do. If you plan on upgrading your CPU or motherboard soon(6 to 12 months) I'd say go ahead and get it. Even though your rig cannot let the 680 "be all it can be," you will certainly get a LARGE increase in performance. It will also some what future proof your system. Only thing I'm worried about is your power supply, can you give me more details on the make and model of your PSU?
 

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