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Q: Building new computer

so im building a new budget pc and will be getting this motherboard

http://www.ebuyer.com/266605-asus-p...-8-channel-hd-audio-matx-p8h61-m-le-usb3-r3-0

im trying to find a decent heatsink that will fit nice with this motherboard w/o getting in the way of the ram etc and has the rite connection... i think 4 pin, does anyone have any ideas of a few decent heat sinks

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A: Building new computer

thaught illd mention that its all going in this case
http://www.xcase.co.uk/product-p/case-x-case-defender.htm
found this heatsink but not sure if it will fit
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/cpu/57/.html

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/building-new-computer.176449/
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I'll be using the pc mostly for games, email, stuff like that.
I'm willing to spend around 2k, but I sort of hope I won't have to, as the cheap sod I am.

I'm just looking for some recommendations, since I don't really know where to start myself. Thanks in advance.
 

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I've hooked up everything, the power wires as much as I know what I'm doing (although there seem to be more wires than prongs on the mobo, for speakers and stuff), and the like. The manual said nothing about having to set jumpers, so I didn't mess with that. The problem is, when I turn the computer on, it gets power, but I see nothing on the monitor. Any ideas? Thanks .
 

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Hey everyone. I'm going to build my own computer and want to know what you all think about this so far.

Processor: Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

Motherboard: GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Overview - GA-MA790GP-DS4H (rev. 1.0)

Graphics Card: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100269SR Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Then all the other stuff of course. But is this good and can this play Crysis with the settings on high? I'm getting 8 gigs of ram.

A:Building My Own Computer

I don't know about all of the other things, but what I've read through other forums, 8 gigs of RAM is pretty useless. You should be good with 4 gigs. Might save you some money.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/223159-building-my-own-computer.html
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Don"t know much about computers, but would like to build one for fun and knowledge. Where do I find a book or information on building? To include which mother board and cpu's that can be used with a MB. Also which cpu's and ram to use with the different mother boards. There are so many different varations that I need to read and ask questions. Thanks to all who respond. Mike
 

A:Building Computer

Welcome to TSG Mike! I can't help you but I requested your thread be moved to a forum where it might get a better answer! Best of luck!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-computer.323470/
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Hey all,
I'm hoping you guys could make some suggestions to help me build a new computer in the $1000 range. For this, I want the CPU, motherboard, memory, case (power supply, fan, etc), graphics card, and hard drive (160GB will suffice for now). Right now, I'm thinking about the AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor ($269 at newegg), but haven't ruled out a P4 640 or 650 either. I'm not sure about the mobo or graphics card yet, but I want a decent graphics card for photo editing, gaming, and SolidWorks, and I've been told nvidia chipsets are the way to go.

Can you offer any advice? My budget is flexible depending on what I get for the $$, but it's not unlimited either.

Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks,
John
 

A:Help building new computer

Get the Athlon. P4s run too hot. A 6800GT or X800 XL video card.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/help-building-new-computer.34480/
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Just how much do you have to know about computers to build your own. I am very familiar with operating one reformating hd, installing windows and such. I have also added/changed video/sound cards, cd drives, floppy drives, hard drives, ram, ethernet/modem cards to computers. What more do I need to know in order to install the mother board, power supplies and fans?
 

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Can anyone tell me what would be a good manual to read/follow, I am going to try and build a computer for fun.
 

A:Building a computer

Here are some good guides:

http://www.pcmech.com/build.htm
http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/
http://www.build-a-computer-guide.com/
http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-a-computer.324376/
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I am in the process of building a computer and i am ready to turn it on and enter the BIOS. I hit the power button and the fan spins or a few seconds then shuts off and does nothing. All lights turn on also. Any help would be great!

A:Building A Computer

Make certain all of your cards, CPU, RAM, and data/power connections are seated firmly in the motherboard. If that doesn't help, clear out the BIOS settings, either by setting the CMOS reset jumper or pulling out the battery for a minute or so.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/106065/building-a-computer/
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I know there aren't many applications built for 64bit specifically, but am I right in that you can run 32bit on a 64bit system?

Thanks for your help, Linked.

A:Building a new computer, but x86 or 64

By x64 system do you mean CPU? If so then yes, x32 bit OS can run on a x64 CPU but it cannot vice versa.

Or do you mean x32 drivers on a x64 OS?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/building-a-new-computer-but-x86-or-64-a-151117.html
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A:Building A Computer

Welcome!

The stories you heard are inaccurate, to say the least. Windows 7 is very good with compatibility, better than its predecessor, Vista.

Windows 7 cannot "fry" cards. If anything can fry a card, it is a power surge or hardware malfunction.

So, fear not! Just buy a modern card, and it will tell you if it is compatible with Windows 7.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/62423-building-computer.html
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Money is not a issue. What would you suggest for:

Graphics card?
Motherboard?
RAM?
Intel or AMD?
Sound card?
Vista 32 or 64?

I want to have a gaming comp.
 

A:Building a Computer

What you going to use it for? If money is no problem whatsoever then just go for the absolute highest spec you can find.

Intel Quad-Core
8800GTS in SLI

etc etc...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-a-computer.635756/
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What I need to know about when I buying all the component?
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Case-galaxy 3 mid tower black 450W PSU bubble
What is 450W?
Motherboard -GA-287X-UD5H
CPU-i7-4770K
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Ram need to be DDR3 and pin count same with motherboard what is that mean?
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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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http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/WishList/PublicWishDetail.asp?Source=MSWD&WishListNumber=5660748

I want to know from you guys if there is anything that you would suggest me getting in addition to these parts. I already have a Hard Drive, an Optical Drive, and some RAM that will all work with this current motherboard.

I'm just looking for advice before I set down all this money for new computer parts.

Thanks a lot

-Tom
 

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A:Building Computer...

Definitely a question for Hardware.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-computer.372576/
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Ok I just got done putting a computer together from scratch All s well but two problems I installed Doom to test the machine but after double clicking on the game s icon and after the small Doom with Hellknight window pops up the computer completely freezes and I have to use the tower buttons to shut it off Any ideas about how to fix this I ve got an AIW ATI Radeon Pro for a video card if that helps And I ve run the free D demos that come with the card just fine only Doom kills everything atleast from what I ve tried I believe this problem will probably be fixed with a phone call but as I hate phones I thought I would ask first Building Computer Help to get people opinion The ethernet port is working obviously since I am posting this from the new comp But when Windows XP quot Automatically retrieves IP quot it get s one that will make it so this computer will not be on the pre-existing two computer network IE the old network starts with while this Computer Building Help computer has starting the IP How can I fix this and if the call needs to be made what should I ask them to do Thank you Cory PS Full Sys Specs Asus K N mobo AIW Radeon PRO Athlon GB of PC RAM Windows XP nbsp

A:Computer Building Help

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-building-help.316178/
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A:Help on building a new computer

hey lizardman, i'm in the process of building a pc too and i chose a am2 socket because its a newer technology. I'm not sure of the benefit's between the 939 socket and the am2, i do know the boards with am2 socket use the newer type ram call ddr2.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/help-on-building-a-new-computer.63501/
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Hi, can someone help me build i7? Ranging about $1000-1500? Please post links for the parts from newegg?

Thanks,
 

A:Building i7 computer

Is this for gaming/video editing/general use?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-i7-computer.965782/
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Okay my boyfriend just built a computer but when it boots up it runs through everythig then stops at detecting aurray, i think is what it said, and thats where it stops. Do any of you know what this is?
 

A:building computer?

Array?

Maybe RAID is not configured properly, or corrupt.

You might try moving this to hardware along with system specs and operating system for more help.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-computer.588769/
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Any advice on anything would be great.
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A:Building first Computer

Looks like a good board to me and for $10, go with Quad Core for certain. Everything else looks fine but be certain your psu is 24 pin is all.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-first-computer.630605/
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A:A little fun computer building

nVidia has a list of certified PSUs:

Build an SLI PC - Certified SLI-Ready Power Supplies

There are probably lots of PSUs that would work fine that nVidia hasn't tested. You'd want one with four 6 pin PCI-E power connectors. (6+2 connectors can be used with either 6 or 8 pin.)

I haven't tried SLI, but I imagine that two 460s would be more powerful than any single card (including the 580).

I had a Crossfire X setup with a pair of Radeon 4870s, but gave up on it after struggling with drivers. Perhaps nVidia does better.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/128942-little-fun-computer-building.html
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I am doing a report and i need to interview some peoples on "how hard is it to build a computer?" I would like to do this interview over e-mail so if you would like to help me please send a reply to: [email protected]
 

A:Need help with building a computer

Zenosincks said:



Why do you want to do it through email out of curiosity?

I'm willing to help...Click to expand...

I want to do the interview through e-mail because I don't want to give away my phone number anyway can you send me your e-mail so i can send you the questions
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/need-help-with-building-a-computer.99372/
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A:building computer need help

Just a guess on this i would say it is the board
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-computer-need-help.890302/
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A:Building your own computer

theres a lot of them out there.
try this one,there are links to more from here.

http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Park/3254/comp_lnk.htm

read,read and read again............good luck.

 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-your-own-computer.61032/
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A:building computer

wow as in world of warcraft?
if so then go for the recommened specs and then improve on thema little
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A:building new computer

For home use, the E6300 is fine. However, why would u need a Core 2 Duo for home use? A Pentium D/Celeron D would be quite adequate for that purpose.
 

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I'd recommend going for the E8400 as you mentioned and changing the motherboard to a Gigabyte P35-DS3L or an ASUS P5K. Also, why are you getting PC2-8000 RAM? This RAM kit will be perfect, even if you're looking to OC it.
In addition, I recommend the Corsair VX550W over your current choice.
Lastly, for a few bucks more, this video card is a much better performer than the HD 3870.
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A:Need help Building my own computer!

It's Ok.

That processor is fine and all, but I suggest going with socket AM2. The prices have lowered, and AM2 is future-proof (atleast for now). S939 is going to be dead in a little while.

Anyways, I suggest you tone down the CPU a little. Going from an X2 3800+ (lowest end) to an X2 4800+ (highest end) will not provide a >15% gaming performance difference. However, I suggest while you get a lower CPU you get a better graphics card. It's the graphics card that's most importand for a game, so having a slower CPU and a faster graphics card is better than a faster CPU and a slower graphics card.
 

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A:Building a new computer...

Avengus,

Some detailed benchmarks / reviews on all categories of hardware here :

http://www.tomshardware.com

And though I'm in the UK and don't use them - these people are frequently proposed as worth checking out for comparing prices :

http://www.newegg.com
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A:building computer

you only have got your CPU and MOBO ,
check for your videocard and all drives (HDD and dvd-writers for example)and RAM
you want first
then look for a computer case that can fit all your hardware
when thats done ill be able to help you choose witch PSU's will be fit for you

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A:Building a computer.

You didn't list any optical drives. Keep in mind that you will have to use SATA optical drives since your two IDE hard drives will occupy the lone IDE (PATA) controller on the motherboard. Alternately, you can probably use adapters.

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A:Building a new computer

What is your budget for these items?

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DDR266 = PC2100

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A:Building computer

double chech your frontpanel header connections against the mainboard manual.

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You may want to click the "Report" link below your post and ask a moderator to move your post to the hardware forum. Please wait for them to move it and don't start a duplicate post on your own.

FYI, The DIY Projects forum specifically is not the place for computer issues ...
Do It Yourself Projects
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In my opinion, you'd do well to opt for a Pentium 4, preferably a 600-series in socket 775, and a 775 motherboard to go with it. Athlon 64s might be better in terms of overall performance, but for any power-hungry media apps, P4 is the best bet.
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I've built some online at sites but I've never built one myself and I've read that thats better so...

suggestions? Input would be greatly appreciated thank you!

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A:Building a computer?

Start by deciding what processor you want and go from there!!!!
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/building-a-computer.60925/
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A:Building Computer

well.......... half of your budget would be just the processor http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=i7+3770k+
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-computer.1088174/
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A:Building a computer - need help....

For that budget, to start with I would suggest you look at AMD processors rather than Intel. For maximum performance, go with Intel, but you'll get a lot more bang for your buck with AMD. Take a look at the Phenom II processor family.

The money you'll save on the processor can be used to go further up the line on your graphics. And, for gaming, that's a good trade.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-a-computer-need-help.939268/
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A:Building first computer

I believe you already have a thread on your PC build here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic172833.html

I suggest you continue posting on the earlier thread for any further queries or concerns. There is no need for multiple threads dealing with the same topic.

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/building-first-computer.173399/
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A:Building a computer

There really is no "Best"
There are quality components that will do the job for which you built the system. As an example if you intend to do video editing, you need a higher end quad core cpu and at least 4gig of ram however you do not need to spend a lot on the video card. On the other hand if you intend to run modern games, you need a high end video card.

If you intend to build a home theater type pc, you need a lot of storage capacity ie large hard drives and a mid-level cpu.

Post exactly what you intend to do with the machine and then we can recommend parts.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-a-computer.964159/
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A:Help! I am building a computer and...

Hi darkenzeru06, welcome to TSG....

A little bit more info and we may be able to give you some suggestions....

Hard drive....new or from a previous computer? formatted, fdisked?

Are you booting to the hard drive with a bootable floppy disk?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-i-am-building-a-computer-and.56044/
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CPU
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RAM
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I've heard of OCZ, are they good? I want to go for a gig. Is cl2 pc3200 ok?

MOTHERBOARD
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Really haven't decided on this yet.

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A:Building new computer

You might want to check out this thread...it was quite active this morning. http://forums.techguy.org/t274847.html Liz
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-new-computer.275180/
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A:Building a computer

Built a new computer for 2011

Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5

AMD Phenom II X6 100T 3.3g AM3 CPU

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http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...ml#post1157908

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A:Building a Computer

getta 8800 GTS or GTx instead.

Get this ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134138 or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146672

You could use stock cooling or get a zalmaln 9700
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/building-a-computer.76288/
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A:Building new computer need help

Is there a compelling reason not to buy a complete system instead? Just curious.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/building-new-computer-need-help.61879/
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A:Building a Computer

If you cheap but quality computer parts try tiger direct.com ok.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/building-a-computer.103827/
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A:Building a computer

Well, the case itself isn't going to be the issue persay, it will be mostly the Motherboard you will be putting into the system and the Power Supply Unit that is in the case.

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A:Building my first computer.

Even if you build at the high end, it will be obsolete in 5 years. Both your needs and technology will change drastically by the time you go to college.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-my-first-computer.829072/
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A:Building new Computer Help!!!

did you connect the drive to ide 3 using the ata100 cable blue end to motherboard.

If so then you probably need to install the ata drivers off the driver cd from soyo

Ultra Family Driver for Windows 98SE
1. Move cursor to my computer icon.
2. Press mouse right button, then press "properties".
3. Press "Device Manager".
4. You will see an exclamation mark of yellow color at PCI mass
storage controller in other devices.
5. Click it.
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7. Press next, then press next.
8. The ultra family driver path is in SOYO CD: \Raid\Promise\
ultra family Driver\Win95-98.
9. Click OK, then restart your system.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-new-computer-help.50424/
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2.Link2

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So far I have...

CPU

Motherboard

and ...

my HD

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A:Building my first computer

First you'll have to give us a budget.
 

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Hey everyone and thanks in advance for any help Anyway I m planning on buying parts to cobble together a a Building computer computer but I m kind of new to this I know what I need Motherboard etc and I found a few how-tos on the actual building of the computer Building a computer but I need help with my research So far I have found these nine items using Newegg Tell me if there are any compatibility problems I m planning on upgrading to SLI later when I save up more and or I need a better PSU or any other advice NZXT Nemesis Elite Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail Item Building a computer N E SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD LJ GB RPM SATA Gb s Hard Drive - OEM Item N E EVGA -P -N -AR GeForce GTX MB GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Video Card - Retail Item N E Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail Item N E Thermaltake W RU Complies with ATX V amp EPS V version W Power Supply - Retail Item N E OCZ Platinum GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ P GK - Retail Item N E ABIT IN X-MAX LGA NVIDIA nForce i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail Item N E Intel Core Quad Q Kentsfield GHz LGA Processor Model BX Q - Retail Item N E ZALMAN CNPS LED mm Ball Cooling Fan with Heatsink - Retail Item N E Plus some other case fans nbsp

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its not going so well

i got a asus kv8 motherboard and its not reading my all in wonder 9600

my friend told me they weren't compatable but i can't figure out why it wouldn't be

i tried using a pci video card too but either way i get no video out put

can anyone tell me anything
 

A:building a new computer and ...

Try clearing the cmos.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/building-a-new-computer-and.322216/
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I have an Intel E6550 Dual core with 4 Gigs of 6400 RAM runing Windows 7 (64 bit) and a 1 terabyte Seagate Hard Drive, and it is slow for dealing with 15,000 pictures in one file because I'm trying to get rid of the duplacates and it's also taking close to 100% of my CPU output when I'm video calling and on magic jack at the same time. I would like to build another computer that would be much faster without putting me in the poor house. On each of the i series they have different speeds. I would like to have a motherboard that would support USB3, SATA 3 (6 gigs), and PC 2000. I don't need a hard drive, keyboard, mouse, or monitor and I'm looking to spend about $700. Any suggestions?

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Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62


I have an Intel E6550 Dual core with 4 Gigs of 6400 RAM runing Windows 7 (64 bit) and a 1 terabyte Seagate Hard Drive, and it is slow for dealing with 15,000 pictures in one file because I'm trying to get rid of the duplacates and it's also taking close to 100% of my CPU output when I'm video calling and on magic jack at the same time. I would like to build another computer that would be much faster without putting me in the poor house. On each of the i series they have different speeds. I would like to have a motherboard that would support USB3, SATA 3 (6 gigs), and PC 2000. I don't need a hard drive, keyboard, mouse, or monitor and I'm looking to spend about $700. Any suggestions?



Before you plunk down a tn more money why dont we see if we can fix it here. whats your system specs, and network setup?
Ken

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