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Upgrading my PC. Need Suggestions

Q: Upgrading my PC. Need Suggestions

Hi Guys! I hope you have the time to see this post and give me some suggestions on Upgrading my PC.

Bought all of these parts last June 9, 2014.
This is my Rig

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 (Service Pack 1)
ECS Elite Group Deluxe H87 H3-M 1150
i5 - 4570 CPU @ 3.20 GHZ
HyperX Fury 8gb 1600mhz
PSU 600WATS Cougar
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 Twin Frozr 256mb 2GB GDDR5
BenQ 22" LED 1920x1080
HDD 1TB for Storage
500GB split this into half Disk C: has 250 where I install my OS at and Local Disk D: where I put my games/saved games.
PC Case: Ostrog Enermax

I mainly created this Rig for gaming.

I'm planning to buy an SSD soon, any tips? Already read the most budget SSD is the Crucial m4 ssd 128gb
Also thinking of upgrading my Motherboard. Also, if ever I'm changing my MOBO, do you guys think I need to change my PSU as well?

Thoughts/Opinions/Suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thank you!

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A: Upgrading my PC. Need Suggestions

There is no gain using an SSD for storage. I would buy an SSD to transfer the system and applications to. Format the existing drive for a storage drive. That will give you the full benefit of the speed that an SSD will give you. Try some PC trans software. They do the job well.
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A:Suggestions for upgrading CPU

The wise move would be to upgrade the motherboard and the CPU together... watching out for memory that fits... There are always great deals on systems still at online shelves six months after announcement. They have to get rid of the old to make room for the new.
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A:Upgrading My PC.... Need Suggestions.

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MSI USA ? Motherboard - 870-G45
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A:Upgrading suggestions

Just an idea...

I think that your processor is decent. Faster RAM always helps; see if your motherboard can handle PC3200. I would say a bare minimum of 512Mb of RAM. If you have money leftover, see how you can upgrade your video card (make sure its an AGP graphics card). Good luck! :grinthumb
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A:Upgrading from onboard, suggestions

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A:Upgrading an Acer (Need suggestions)

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A:Suggestions for upgrading my 8800GT

as long as it plays Crysis with decent FPS I'm ok.Click to expand...

Statements like that are really subjective...but I would first tell us your powersupply, then look into the SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
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A:Upgrading my system need suggestions and ideas

The only thing I see that you would want to do is upgrading your video card. What is your budget?
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A:Upgrading after a very long time; need some suggestions please

Hi Rage.

Honestly speaking, I find that the choice of CPU, whether AMD or Intel, should not warrant that you look at an upgrade too soon. I have been using the Phenom II X3 720 for three years now and still it performs really well for most purposes.

Now benchmarks do reveal that the Intel (Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge) are far superior to their AMD (Bulldozer / Phenom II) counterparts. Consider the i5 3570k (the CPU you incidentally suggested for my new build). It costs around $229 which is 20% more as compared to AMD's flagship FX 8150. Although the AMD has 8 cores it is outperformed by the quad core Intel by around 40% (and above) in most benchmarks. In games, the 3570K stock outperforms an overclocked 8150 by approx. 30%.

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A:Upgrading to Win 10 - after upgrading incompatible graphics card

Windows 10 no longer supports NVIDIA 6-Series Graphics Cards anymore as of Windows 8

Hint : Install drivers manually through device manager (it may or may not work)
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A:Upgrading BIOS after Upgrading from Vista to 7

The BIOS is the stuff that happens BEFORE Windows starts to load.
Do you have issues with overheating or with the fan? If so, the BIOS update is for you.
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Stat's are in system spec's

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You might try a system restore to a point before you got the problem.

System Restore - How to

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A:Any Suggestions?

get a fan to blow over it :bounce:
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A:I have tried all your suggestions....

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

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A:Just want some suggestions...

Sounds like a toasty motherboard. Did you build the machine? Is this your first time building one? Did the computer fail on first powerup?
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A:Any suggestions???

Only Trusted Advisors or Malware Removal Experts are allowed to analyze HijackThis logs.

If anyone without these designations offers advice based on the HijackThis log, do not follow them, and report their post.


If you don't have a problem with your computer, using a program like HjT isn't exactly appropriate.

Let's see this:

Click Start.

In the search bar, type MSCONFIG and hit Enter. Click the "Startup" tab.

Write down only the names in the "Startup Item" column that have a checkmark next to them.

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bare with me why I try and understand what you are saying...

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A:RAM suggestions

please read the installing ram and troubleshooting guide in the guides forum.
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A:I needs suggestions...

Yes, it is considered as a safe method nowadays to create a RAID 0 array.

edit: please download your motherboard's raid utility called: AMD RAIDXpert V3.2.1540.10 for Windows

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A:Suggestions about new pc

I can't give much info in terms of cost, but the computer you have chosen will perform very well, and give you some upgrading headroom down the road. I have an i3-2100 in my server right now, and it runs very well for the cost.
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Dual band is great if you want to do things like stream media and connect to the internet at the same time. You can stream your media on the 5GHz channel while connecting to the internet on the 2.4GHz channel. This is of course only possible if your device you are connecting with supports the 5GHz band. As for the number of devices any router will be able to safely handle the number you are depicting, any slowdown would be an Internet speed problem.
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I need to rid myself of this 6600 GT. Any ideas?Click to expand...

Ebay, local trading paper, donate...etc

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Looks like a nice setup, enjoy it!
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Over all not a bad job of parts picking....but a few suggestions. Mobo - I'd upgrade that as that one is just a basic board. I would go with something like the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI Open Box: GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SLI LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard -

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deleted outlook express thru accessiblity options.
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A:Help with new rig suggestions

1) I read the TechSpot P55 Mobo guide, but I'm still a little hazy on what kind of motherboard I need. It doesn't seem like there is any significant difference between high end and low end motherboards. I will most likely only need a single PCI-e slot, with the possibly of going CrossFire unlikely at this point. Also, I will probably stick with ATI, so the EVGA FTW won't be a good investment. What Mobo do you guys recommend?Click to expand...

The cheaper ones.
Gigabyte's UD3 P55

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM crazy good deal.

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
I would get a 5770.

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hello scott94, and welcome to the forums,

In order to better help you can you give some more information.

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do you get a Blue Screen error? if so what does it say?

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A:Need Suggestions

It would help those qualified to help you, if you gave some more information. Tell what antivirus software you use, and what infections they may/may not say you have.And if you havn't already, go here: download spybot search and destroy, and ad-aware. Run both those in safe mode and fix whatever they tell you, after updating them in normal windows of course. With ad-aware, you needn't worry about the negligible objects, they shouldn't contain viruses or anything like that. Also, the "tea timer" with spybot is a protection method of your startup programs. A little window will pop up asking you if you want this registry change, the left button is yes, the right no.Good luck .
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Well shoot....

We've all found out that WMC in Windows 8 will be exactly as it is in the final release of Windows 8. This disappointed me because Windows Media Center had some serious potential as being something greater than it is.

Which leads me to my post, I need suggestions and recommendations on what to do with television input on my PC. I was going to wait and see if WMC was going to be overhauled in a cleaner, metro styled way so I could use a TV tuner card. Well, so much for that. I currently have a digital converter box that I could a couple years ago. I was wondering something, could I possibly have the functionality WMC would had provided with TV support, as in having televsion input on my PC so I could full screen it, window it, pause it; but have the converter box connected to an input on my PC?


What connector(s) does it have? Meaning is it a standard Coax cable, or is it DB15, or USB?
It is usually Coax, and going by that, you can just go to your local computer store and get a Coax to USB
cable, and connect it directly to your PC. I have DSH Network, and connect that box up with Coax to USB
and Windows 8cp detects it as the brand box and type. I even get the ROM chipset version from the box,
and you can update it's firmware using your PC and Internet connection. I would first suggest that you do
a internet search of that box's schematics so when you view it in Windows 8cp, you will understand it. Also
you can tap into your TV's service thru your PC as well. BUT with DSH, they're smart. The have it password
protected so no free HBO, Showtime, etc.
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Hey everyone,

I have a question. I can not get flash movies to load, like when I visit a site, and click to play a cartoon only a white box with a little x in the corner ends up showing up. Anyone know what i have to do to fix this. Is it my flash player, if so how do I get it working again?

A:Anyone have any suggestions on what this could be

You need to have the Flash Plugin. Download the Flash Plugin here ...
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Hello. I have a thermaltake soprano case, which I am going to use as the basis of my new gaming computer. I do own an AM2NF3-VSTA motherboard which I could use, or a could purchase another. I do not need a mouse, keyboard, speakers or monitor, and have around £700 to spare. I would like to make a decent enough pc so that I don't need to be upgrading it every so often. Any suggestions/ideas would be valuable. Thanks in advance..


First let me state that anybody who posts here should mention SLI as their opinion ONLY. I am a SLI user and love it. But I have gotten into so many arguments about its worth. So lets leave that out of here...

Lets see, 700 BP is around 1400 USD. Thats pretty good as seeing that I built my rig with 1000.

You want to be able to upgrade as you go, thats a wise idea. My board will support quad chips (as most today will) and 8GB or more memory.

I went and spent most of my money on the motherboard (since thats what allows me to upgrade) and used parts I had laying around to make up for it.

When I bought it it was 400 USD. Below are the links, 1 is the BFG (I have it) and 1 is the eVGA (they are the exact same)

I like having 3 PCIx16 slots vs the 1 or 2 you normally get. I also like the fact that the Northbridge is shiped with a fan that easily connects to the heatsink.

I would then get an "8" series GForce card. That way you will be able to run DX10
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Im looking for an easy to use program where i can make my own movies and edit them...Anyone?