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Q: Need help buying/building a PC

Xcylent sent me here from his youtube channel. I can spend no more than $400 on a computer for gaming I dont need it to look cool just to run good while gaming. I live is The United States. Any help is appreciated.

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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:Buying or Building new PC

If u edit movies, u need a quad core processor, a good video card and at least 2 gig of mem. Building a computer is alot cheaper than buying a computer.
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A:Need help building or buying

The eWiz has the best processor hands down. Does it include the OS in that price? I wouldn't settle for anything else but Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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hi all i am currently in need of a new pc for gaming mostly ive been looking around a both prebuilt pc's and what i could build myself (no experience)

so wondering what to do like whats the best website for parts and whats the best websites for for building pc via internet.

i also found a person who as some decents onces on ebay to is it a good thing to buy pc's from ebay?
the one i was looking at is

thanks for any help or tips

i have around £500-600

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I think the title says it all really. I'm going to start with the CPU and build around that. I'm going for the Intel i3 processor. The last time I built a PC it was a Pentium 4 so it's been a while. Is there anything else I need to consider, apart from socket type, when buying the motherboard where my cpu will live?

Thanks in advance for any replies

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A:Building/Buying a New System

The system you listed is a good price. Dont like the included power supply.
The Gateway system, while refurbished has someone else's mileage on it- does it come with warranty's of the same length as new product? If not, would this bother you?
I quickly put together a system based on your pre-built. I came up with:
Motherboard : Gigabyte H55M-UD2H ($105)
CPU : Intel i3 530 Retail ($130) i3 530
RAM: G.Skill 2x2Gb DDR3-1333 CL8 ($100)
PSU : BFG 550watt modular ($60)
Chassis : Cooler Master Centurion 534 mid tower ($51)
Harddrive: Samsung Spinpoint F1 750Gb ($73)
Optical drive : Sony Optiarc CD/DVD burner ($32)
$551 + shipping and local tax.+ the 9500GT card you listed in your post

The card you have picked is good for only very light gaming.
Something like this...
is a quantum leap above the 9500GT and also supports native 7.1 sound over HDMI
gives you a degree of future proofing and has excellent connectivity.
Both these graphics cards would be supported by the BFG power supply with ease, but not with the Ultra PSU listed in the prebuilt.

You could probably save a few dollars by checking out other etail/retail in your country (Tiger Direct, Direct Canada, NCIX etc) but a good system is do-able on your budget
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A:Building or Buying New Computer

SIS integrated graphics? Errr, you wanted to play solitare?
Gimme a few minutes and I can bang out a box that will be worthy.
Do you need a monitor, keyboard, mouse?
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- Share/Store Word, Excel, PDF, JPG files
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Thanks for any tips.

A:Building/Buying a Server

Generally servers run server operating systems. That leaves Windows XP out. Windows 2000 Server is already pretty far out of date. That leaves Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

You'll need a separate QuickBook license for each user.

How much storage you need depends on a lot of variables. How many apps are you going to install? How much space do they take up? What kind of limits are you going to place on the size of the shares for people to use? What is the business need there?

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A:Help on building/buying a gaming computer

Hi and welcome. Please post only once. For right now, I'm going to assume the games forums will be best for your question.
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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.
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A:Buying/Building gaming computer advice

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A:Networking from building to building

good work (so far).

recommend you use a LAPTOP to verify the remote connectivity.

First, config the laptop so as to connect to your secondary router (ie: wireless router next to an exterior wall).
To avoid routing complexity; wire your connections like this

notice that the secondary.router connects to the primary using a LAN slot, not the typical WAN connection.
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[a]Either or both routers may use wifi too
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Now reconnect the routers and verify the laptop can connect to the secondary.router when it is in the same room. Now step across the yard (but still outside) and verify you're still connected.
Walk inside and try to get connected again.

They want wireless in the house. Also since it is a different building , but has the same phone number would it be possible to have two seperate dsl modems?Click to expand...


To get WiFi within the house you need another device (an Access Point or a router that supports BRIDGE mode)... like this


dsl.modem==primary.router ---cat5---secondary.router - - - wifi 2 house--Access.Point - - wifi within the building
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A:Buying a new rig

Looks like quality parts to me.

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Which is the new ram? Do you already have a video card?
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Originally posted by cooler
I' m wondering if I should buy this PC:

Athlon XP 1800+
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16x40 DVD-Rom
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1. I ran 3Dmark 2001 in the shop and it only got 5300 points.
Is this only due to the crummy video card or is there something
wrong with the whole system?

2. Can I use the PC 133 memory of my old PC in the new one? Click to expand...

Obviously whether you buy this machine depends on how much you are going to pay for it... The spec looks OK to me although I don't know anything about Elitegroup motherboards.

If you are benchmarking the system, it is a good idea to make sure that all the latest drivers are installed in the machine (I doubt they will be if it's shop built) to make the most of it... although the GFX card might be the limiting factor there (More memory might help too).

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If compatible, which ram would better buy.
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Either should be compatible with the motherboard. Both are 1.5V DDR3, with similar timings.

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4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

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A:Help! Buying a PC and really need help

Since it sounds like you may not be comfortable building your own, this Dell may not be to bad of an idea. I'm not a huge fan of pre-built computers (like Dell, HP, etc...) myself and mostly build my own.
2 things I would change in the setup you posted. The first would be the Geforce 7300. This relies on something called 'Turbo Cache' which is a fancy way of saying that is uses some of your ram as its own, much like an itegrated motherboard vid card does. If the site lists other options, post them here and we can help you choose. The second thing I would change is the system ram. Get 2Gb if you can. Both of theses things I mentioned will allows games to be played much, much better.
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A:Buying second PC - Need help

Do you actually have the time to run these? All those tests and benchmarks can run for hours.

You can find all the utilities for HD/RAM/CPU testing on the UBCD:

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A:Web buying among others

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A:im buying a dvd rom...

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A:Buying a new PC

You may get as many different answers as there are readers of your post. Dell lovers/haters, Compaq lovers/haters. In my humble opionion, be sure it has a Pentium processor, preferably Pentium IV.

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A:Buying Xp

What does this mean....

****This software is a full version Windows XP Pro. It is not intended for commercial use; Home and student media****

You cannot use it at all? Its supposed to sit on a shelf and collect dust?

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A:Need help buying new RAM

Your memory specs:
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Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum stalagadadeevi My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Your version of Sun Java is out of date.Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Sun Java,and then update.1. Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE)2. Scroll down to where it says 'Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u2'.3. Click the "Download" button to the right.4. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".5. The page will refresh.6. Click on the link to download 'Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language' and save to your desktop.7. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.8. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.9. Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.10. Click the Change/Remove button.11. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.12. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.13. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u2-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.Download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply. Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause the program to freeze/hang. Do NOT post the ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt unless I ask.Also post a new Hijackthis log please.
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A:Help buying ram
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I have G.skill 4Gb DDR3 already installed...
See my system specs for details...

i have a HP-Dv6 also can i change its RAM ..?? it has 4Gb-DDR3 too..
any suggestions..??!!!?? Suppose a Gaming RAM..

BTW anything else i can spend my cash on!!

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Do you now have 64bit system now?

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Something like this

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Let estimate for a minute:

i7 - 300
8GB RAM - 75
nVidia 760 - 250
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You could try the free Everest programme. It`s quite useful for other stuff too.

Regards Howard
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A:Web Buying

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-The Java Control Panel appears.Click "Settings" under Temporary Internet Files.
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-The Delete Temporary Files dialog box appears.
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