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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

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A:Can't move my mouse, but computer is not frozen

If the mouse is USB (not a PS/2 connection), try disconnecting and then reconnecting. You could also try a different USB port for the mouse.
 

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Hi, I have decided to buy a new computer(or the parts for one).
It will be the first time I assemble one so I would like a little
help from the people on here that has some experaince with computer hardware,
because I myself do not know very much about it.

I have done some research and this is what I came up with:
Motherboard : Asus Z97-A Intel Z97 4xDDR3 SLI CrossFireX Socket 1150 ATX
CPU : Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Socket 1150
RAM : Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 DIMM PC12800/1600MHz CL9 2x4GB
GPU : Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750Ti OC 2GB D
PSU : CORSAIR PSU 550W VS550
Hard Drive : Western Digital WD20E, 2TB, SATA 6 Gb/s, 3.5", IntelliPower, 64MB

What I want to know is if all these parts will fit together and if it is a good
computer? I want a fast computer thats good at a bit of everything. What I will be using it for mostly is programming, games like bfbc2, downloading/watching movies/tv series and just browse the internet.

And I think I will be using mint as my os(still new to linux).
 

A:Assembling a computer for the first time

I think those are great choices.
 

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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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A:How much RAM is in your computer?

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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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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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A:Is there some certification to mount ESD safe equipment at computer workshops, etc?

See https://www.esda.org/
OR domestic (U.S) http://www.dekra-certification.us/en/electrostatic-discharge-esd
 

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A:Are these parts sufficient for a decent gaming computer?

Give us your budget.
 

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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

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A:Is the CPU good on this computer for gaming?

I'd say it's a good CPU, but note that you won't be able to upgrade it in the future as it is soldered onto the motherboard.
 

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A:My computer can't burn disks?

They both appear to be ROM drives when reading the spoiler info.

The best I can tell, here is the "ATAPI DVD D DH16D3S" which is a ROM drive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106262
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HP Pavilion Elite m9600t Desktop PC Product Specifications




Primary Optical Drive

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SuperMulti Blu-ray Disc burner with LightScribe Technology
​Click to expand...

There is lack of detail on HP's site as to which specific drives were used. The drive you pictured is not Blu-ray, so I'll assume the first listed drive is the one you have. The drive may need to pulled out of the case, to find out for sure which unit was used.
 

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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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A:I can hear "computing sounds" from my computer, through my speakers

Checked some settings in the Bios, noticed the sound isnt there while navigating it. Static started once windows loaded. Maybe it is some sort of issue with the hard drive
 

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A:Computer Grounding Issue & Invisible HDD

I also swapped out the PSU with a spare I had lying around, didn't get any power from it so I reused my old one. Now I don't have power from that one either. So besides the "missing" HDD and a suddenly a "no longer working PSU "I'm assuming the motherboard is bad, opinions?
 

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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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My my; Network theory. Not to dampen your efforts, but unless there's a switch, knob, or parameter that can alter the outcome, there's little practical use of this kind of information IMO.

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Sims 4 System Requirements & your PC system results

For Sims 4 according to the link above, your CPU GPU and memory is lacking for even the minimum system specs. We can recommend a GPU, but that's not all you need if you plan on playing Sims 4. And if you get a stronger GPU, chances are you will also need a stronger PSU. If 300W's is all you have for power, you are limited to sub $100 graphic cards. Which would be fine for Sims 4, but then you also have a CPU and memory that needs upgrading.
 

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My motherboard is a m2n68-la (ivy) and here are the product specifications: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...&product=3436820&tmp_track_link=ot_search#N96

Can anyone tell me what's going on? Can this be fixed, or should I just get a new motherboard and start from scratch?

If I'm posting this in the wrong section, please point me in the right direction.
 

A:Is my computer dead?

Unplug from wall socket.
reset bios by removing bios battery for few seconds. reinsert bios battery.
check if cpu fan is still attached to cpu fan header and is still intact.
check 20+4 main power connector
check 4-pin auxiliary power connector (can be 4+4, depending on motherboard)
(check the motherboard for any burnt marks, bloated capacitors.)
plug to wall socket and turn on.

if unable to power up computer, then maybe the motherboard is dead.
if the motherboard has any burnt marks or bloated capacitors, don't use it as it maybe dead.

if you are going to build a new budget build:
processor: intel Pentium g3258
cpu cooler: coolermaster hyper 212 evo (or 212x)
motherboard: h81, b85, h97, or z97
memory: 4gb ddr3-1600 single memory module (or 2x4gb)
gpu: NVidia gtx 750, amd r9 260
storage: 1tb hdd
psu: seasonic 500w+
OS: windows 8.1 64-bit or ubuntu
case

alternate build:
processor: i5-4690k
cpu cooler: coolermaster hyper212 evo (or 212x)
motherboard: asus/asrock z97
memory: 2x4gb ddr3-1600 (or 2x8gb)
gpu: NVidia gtx 760 or amd r9 270x (or higher)
storage: 256gb Samsung 840 evo ssd + 3tb Seagate hdd or 2tb wd black hdd
psu: seasonic 600W+ for single gpu usage
OS: windows 8.1 64-bit or ubuntu
case
 

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A:Solved: Computer doesn't recognize the network adapter

Whenever you install a new OS, always take note of the model of core system hardware like GPU, chipset, and ethernet/wifi (there are a few others that aren't as important, but nice to have updated) since those are critical to your computers core functionality.

However, a quick google search of your model yielded me with your PC's system specs. Your PC contains a Realtek RTL8201N ethernet adapter. So far I am unable to find a driver from Realtek itself and the HP driver is not Realtek, but instead nVidia nForce.

So after a bit of searching, I came across this: it seems to me that you have an old chipset from nVidia. I am not completely sure, but I think you have an ION chipset. Try installing this ION chipset driver (64 bit) ==OR== this ION chipset driver (32 bit) and tell me if it works. It should include the necessary component drivers and if it works, it means you have an ION chipset like I suspected.

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Check event viewer to see why it shut down.
 

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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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A:Which computer to use?

Having to choose between the two you have, I would stick with the Intel i7. Follow the guide provided in link and you could reach 4 GHz overclock, depending on if your motherboard can handle the overclocking.
http://www.overclock.net/t/538439/guide-to-overclocking-the-core-i7-920-or-930-to-4-0ghz
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MOAN005Fvw&list=PL02HDV...

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A:New to building game pc

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A:Computer/motherboard manufacturer

Computer manufacturer Is most of the time is Dell, Hp,Compaq, Ausu are a few.
Motherboard manufacturer . Asus, Gigbyte, Asrock. Msi, Are a few. This is what they are referring to. When they ask you those Questions .
 

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Hope my explanation make sense to you guyz.

Thank in advance
 

A:Prevening domain user from accessing Computer

Lots to be considered. Joining a domain is intended to give the company admin configuration control of all the company users.
This is normal, expected and even proper for the company to do this.




restrict domain account userClick to expand...

hmm; only the company admin should be able to do this and almost always it is done using some scripts, NOT by loggin into your PC. So - - who is accessing your PC remotely, the admin - - how do you know this occurs?

PCs joined to a domain usually get a replacement for PC Login - - the network form and that creates a link to the domain controller.
 

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thanks in advance

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1
ASUS GeForce GTX 770 GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 Video Card
Item #:N82E16814121770
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
$399.99
$374.99
1
NVIDIA Gift - Watch Dogs
Item #:N82E16800995199
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$69.99
1
Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819116900
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$338.99
$326.99
1
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Item #:N82E16817139061
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$129.99
1
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK1 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813132124
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$274.99
$254.99
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NZXT Phantom 410 Series CA-PH410-B1 Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Item #:N82E16811146085
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$124.99
$104.99
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A:First computer build

Holy smokes.

Possibly, no one has commented because 1. people want to hear what you are aiming for - a gaming PC? CAD/CAM? Web-surfing? etc., and 2. you sure piled on a list of pricey items without any argument for why you need such pricey items when you can do nearly as well by sliding down the price range a lot, and 3. you have not said what size the SSD is - it might not be large enough to comfortably support operating system plus a few multi-player games.

A first-time build does not have to be the ultimate Win experience. Largely, builders work for a trade-off between cost and function. For your first build, you may want to build something that is straightforward, not too expensive, and can be upgraded in the future.

If money is no object, just get the most expensive of everything and enjoy. Just make sure everything is compatible.

I am not trying to be rude. Just kinda surprised by the price tags, and the lack of responses thus far.
 

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A:Accidentaly unplugged computer without shutting down. Computer will not start.

Try and get a psu off a friend who might have a extra one. Go from there. This way you might be able to narrow it down. It really hard to say what happen .
 

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A:Don't see my external hard drive in disk management or on computer

Check this thread out: http://goo.gl/rxkBN
 

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I tried reinstall the hard drive's driver, but that did not solve the problem.

Please Help.
 

A:External Hard drive not showing up in 'My Computer', and 'Disk Management'

Have you tried using different drive enclosure other than the IT-CEO IT-700?
 

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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:My Computer Isn't getting signal from any Wi-Fi Network

Give the following a try and see if it helps:
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I'd suggest making sure the battery is fully charged & then just unplug the AC & let it sit till you're ready to use it.
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A:Seagate HDD not being recognized by my computer

You may try to scan and check your hard drive for possible errors using Seagate's Seatools for Windows.
 

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A:The wierdest computer problem ever

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A:Computer turns itself on and then off at night

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A:What computer is better for gaming

There is only enough detail to compare graphics, HDD, and memory. The graphics/HDD are comparable, and clearly the memory in machine one is twice as much. For a gaming machine, you will want at least 8GB memory.

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Probably better to get rid of the GPU and just go with an AMD APU. Like A10-5800K
 

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marinkvasina said:





We have used a cable like this http://www.amazon.com/Vantacor-Dual-Adapter-Cable-2-way/dp/B00DL3L2J6
to provide common ground for both PSUs.Click to expand...

Common ground it not the purpose of that splitter. The splitter provide a "power good signal" from the motherboard to both PSU's, a green light so to speak. Without this power good signal, the PSU's would shut down almost immediately after supplying power to the motherboard. The power good signal is what keeps the power supplies functioning. If the motherboard senses a problem, it will not provide a power good signal.

The power supply may not function, if there is a problem internally with the power good sensor circuit. I had a power supply go out on me and without knowing for sure, I suspect this circuit.




marinkvasina said:





My question is, how safe is this?Click to expand...

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Get a command prompt and look at the top of this

Code:
C:\Users\Jeff>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid <<< WHAT DO YOU SEE HERE?
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