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SECTION RULES - POST SMALL QUESTIONS IN THE RESPECTIVE THREAD OR GET BANNED!

What this section is for: -Getting help choosing parts for a computer -Getting help building a computer -Getting help with prebuilts -Getting help with laptops What to put in your thread (if you're looking for help on a build): -Budget -Games...

14th June 2009
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Creating Above Average PC - Please Critiquing? This thread has images

Hello all. I've decided that with my current job and income I will be able to put together a decent PC built to last me a while, and I would like your help. I've never posted here before, so I'll follow the sticky as best I can, but I apologize upfront...

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by Alxnotorious Go to last post
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Looking for a 700 or 600 series NVIDIA GTX? Budget $200

What's my best bet for a great GPU at a decent price? I'm eyeing a few but I just don't feel like I could make a decision. Budget is $200 plus S+H so maybe more like a budget of $180-190. Ideal is the 760 but it pushes my budget.

22 Hours Ago
by ricky23 Go to last post
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Buying new Parts Friday - Is this quality?

Alright, I already have a Computer currently but I am definitely looking to upgrade and future proof a tad. I currently run: i5 2500K HD 6870 8Gb Ripjaw DDR3 Raidmax 600AF PSU MSI Motherboard of some sort, etc (These are just the base components)

1 Day Ago
by ricky23 Go to last post
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Friend is looking for PC, doesn't want to build himself. 700-800 budget.

Friends looking to get a PC just for gaming and he doesn't want to build it himself cause he's too worried he might break something. Was looking at PC Specialist and they build a PC for you with the parts you need, but I am completely illiterate when it...

1 Day Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
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What should I upgrade? $200-300 budget

My current spec are: AMD Phenom II processor at 3.2 Ghz 4GB of RAM A Gigabyte Motherboard, I forgot which kind. Onboard graphics, steam system information says it is an ATI Radeon HD 4290 with 624 mb VRAM Running on windows 7 64bit What should I...

1 Day Ago
by ricky23 Go to last post
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Laptop suggestion for software developer This thread has images

I am a software developer and I am currently in University. I need a laptop to do my work. I will mostly be coding and browsing the internet with this machine. I will not be playing any games. I will be running IDEs, VMs, automated tests and servers. I...

2 Days Ago
by Boris-B Go to last post
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Advice on a laptop under 1400

Hey folks. Going of to Uni in a few weeks and I'd like some advice on a more than decent laptop that I'd like to future-proof me for some time. I'll be working on it but I'd also like to do some gaming every so often. I'm looking on PC Specialist and...

2 Days Ago
by El_Jameo Go to last post
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What to upgrade? ~350 budget

I don't know much about this sort of shit so please help. If I haven't given you all the specs you need just ask and I'll try to get them here Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series I also only...

2 Days Ago
by FlashMarsh Go to last post
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Need a lightweight 13.3 school/study/work laptop 800 max

I am looking for something for someone that -Has around a 13.3 screen -Fast boot -Skinny -Good battery life -Good processor -Slim and easy to carry My max is 800 an I'd really appreciate some help.

3 Days Ago
by Mr. N Go to last post
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PC for a brother This thread has images

So my brother has asked me to price up a couple of potential builds for him, intended as a PC that'll be able to play most games for the next 4-5 years with decent graphics; nothing super fancy, he doesn't play stuff like Crysis or Battlefield, but here's...

3 Days Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
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solved In need of a mobo+processor upgrade, possibly RAM too

Hi, I've been sitting on a pc I built 6 years ago for a while now and I decided I wanted to start upgrading it. I just purchased a MSI 7950 TwinFrozr 3GB card off some dude on craigslist for 75$, and according to some of my friends my processor and ram...

4 Days Ago
by jante Go to last post
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Need a new laptop $1000

Hi so I've had a MacBook Pro for about four years now and its finally went off the deep end to the point where i can't even use it. I need a new laptop pronto, using it for school, media, daily browsing, photoshop and some casual gaming on mid to high...

4 Days Ago
by Rixxz2 Go to last post
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Got jog, so you know what that means....time for a another PC build thread. (Max about 800)

So, this will be a over time build as I have other priorities. So with that said, my max will be 800, but I can push to 1000~1300 if need be. However, if you can get it lower, that'd be awesome (without getting a ATI card, thx). PCPartPicker part list...

4 Days Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
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Help my friend build a PC!! This thread has images

We've got a LAN coming up and he doesn't want to be that guy slapping his secondhand-IBM laptop during a game. . . Budget: ~900.00 USD So far: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mRpLdC The 7950 was chosen over the GTX770 The i5 4670k was chosen over the...

4 Days Ago
by Hollosoulja Go to last post
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Is this worth upgrading? Can it hold out a bit more?

http://imgur.com/6kbj2Hn.png This PC is about 5 years old.It was a pre-built that I upgraded a bit (RAM and GPU, about 3 years ago). GPU is total crap, didn't know that since the seller was like " Yeah this should hold you out about 4 years or so...

5 Days Ago
by Chryseus Go to last post
5 164
Computers
 

New mobo, cpu and ram

I'm thinking of getting the 4690k but I don't know what kind of chipset I should get for the mobo. My budget is currently unclear but I want it as cheap as possible of course. For the RAM I don't really care as I don't know the brands and as long as it's...

5 Days Ago
by rhx123 Go to last post
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Need help deciding on a processor/motherboard/SSD Combination

Hey guys, So I'm having some trouble working out what kind of system I should purchase, I'm currently running an old i7 920 and now that I'm doing 3d work I'm needing to step things up a bit. I'm usually quite good with this stuff but I'm not very up...

6 Days Ago
by someguyihate Go to last post
2 117
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Where to buy discontinued graphics card?

So, I'm looking for the Gigabyte GTX 570 Super Overclocked edition. Bought one back in 2011, and now its discontinued, so I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find one.

6 Days Ago
by Sodisna Go to last post
7 182
Computers
 

Ebay and video cards

Hey guys, Looking to upgrade my system (specs below), and I'm going for the core components this time around. I found an MSI 280x Twin Frozr (I think, anyway. Is there an actual difference?) on egay within my price range, and it's got an as-of-yet...

6 Days Ago
by Hollosoulja Go to last post
15 204
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Need help building a business PC

Hey guys. So while I'm going to be working on making a build for this too, I've never been great at cost management. I've been tasked with pricing and possibly building a computer for a small business I've been helping out. The budget is $500 including...

6 Days Ago
by Hollosoulja Go to last post
10 152
pc games
 

I want a PC with these criteria

>can run TF2 on its highest possible settings with no lag >dual monitors would be bitchin >can run modded Skyrim on good or best settings with no lag >can run minecraft on good settings I don't want to go all out and spend a fortune on a pc...

1 Week Ago
by Cane Corso Go to last post
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Possibly faulty PSU? Sometimes whining under load/banding flickering on screen.

Hey guys, Just wondering if I could get some advice. Build went fine with no problems at all, and I managed to get windows installed along with all my drivers etc. I booted up some nvidia tech demos to check out my new GTX 770, and there was a fairly...

1 Week Ago
by Scotchair Go to last post
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GPU purchasing suggestions able to handle up to 6 1080P monitors

Ok, I'm at a cross roads. I am parting up a media PC for my church, and it needs to be able to support up to 6 monitors in 1080p for video playback. This card says it supports up to 6 monitors, but I'd like to know, does anyone have experience actually...

1 Week Ago
by Hollosoulja Go to last post
12 233
Computers
 

Advice for first time gaming build, ~$1000 This thread has images

Hello hello FP. So, firstly some backstory that's not really important if ya don't mind. You don't need to read any of it so you can skip down to the parts sections but I felt like writing today. Apologies if I'm not suppose to write a lot here, I...

1 Week Ago
by Tey Go to last post
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Hunting for laptop, frustrated beyond belief.

Right, well - I'm moving to the UK to study and I need a solid laptop that I can both play games and work on. I've spent the better half of this week looking for good models and it seems to me that what I need simply does not exist: NVidia 860M quad...

1 Week Ago
by Killervalon Go to last post
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Good "mass production" build?

I'm getting ready to try putting up some flyers for computer building through the area I'm living to try and make some money, as it's a college area so there's plenty of people that want computers. I'm guessing most people are going to want to do some...

1 Week Ago
by Hollosoulja Go to last post
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games
 

On a 32bit laptop, will 4GBs of ram benefit for games rather than 2GBs? This thread has images

The laptop we have is a Toshiba Satellite L455D. It's processor is an AMD Sempron SI-42, 2100 MHz, 1 core, 1 logical processor. It has 2GBs of RAM installed that it came with. Now, I know that this laptop is NOT meant for heavier games, but I was...

1 Week Ago
by Hollosoulja Go to last post
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Purchasing HDD Help & Advice Please

Hey Facepunch All my current HDD's are currently on there way out and it's a good idea to change now instead of when they die. I am looking to have 1-2 Tb for Games & 1-2 tb for videos/pictures. My problem is I have no idea what drives are good...

1 Week Ago
by Jonathan1321 Go to last post
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How's this first-timer gaming build looking? $1000 budget

I've been dreaming of building a computer for literally 5 years, and now I can finally do it. I don't plan on overclocking, unless you guys think it's truly worth it on my budget. I don't want to go over $1000 by much, and I want to squeeze the best...

1 Week Ago
by DeadCow Go to last post
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Monitor help

Today my super old 4:3 Dell that I've had for 9 years has died (power button flickers, backlight too, its pretty dead). I'm looking into replacing it but I've not exactly followed the monitor scene in ages so I have no idea what's good, bad and absolute...

1 Week Ago
by Tey Go to last post
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Advice on a 400 budget build for a friend. This thread has images

Hi, so I've been asked to set up a PC for a friend with a budget of 400. She'll be playing games like BF4, Thief 4 and The Sims 4. (that's a bunch of 4's). I set up the following build for it, but I'd like to see if any of you guys have any ideas about...

1 Week Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
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solved Need a new CPU This thread has images

I'm interested in buying a new cpu and after looking at some of the threads on here it seems like people are mostly recommending Intel cpus. The problem is my motherboard has an AM3 socket type. Here are my specs: So my question is this: Would it be...

2 Weeks Ago
by Antonahill Go to last post
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Need help choosing

So I am getting together components to build a new rig and I am stuck on the graphics card. What I would like to know is what card would be the best bang for your buck and also which one is better than the other, which one will run better and so on. The...

2 Weeks Ago
by GeEkOfWiReS Go to last post
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Computers
 

Need some help choosing a case :D

I have decided to throw together a secondary computer with some spare parts lying around. I have 2 old cases but they are cheap flimsy piles of sheyat. The build is nothing high-tech just a backup in case my current one breaks; Athlon 64 x2 5200+...

2 Weeks Ago
by npd1124 Go to last post
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Need a laptop for school 500 - 600,-

I need a laptop for 500,- to 600,- for a network administrator study, here's a list of the stated requirements: - Quad Core CPU (support for visualization) (i5, i7, A8, A10) - 6-8GB RAM - Windows 8.1 64 bits I'd also be happy if CS:GO ran on it....

2 Weeks Ago
by aPanzerIV Go to last post
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Computers
 

solved Our Companies New Server

I work as an IT Assistant Manager at a local company here in Michigan, US. I was told by my boss that I was given an $1500 budget for building a new client file server/webserver, here is the pcpartpicker list: ...

2 Weeks Ago
by NitronikALT Go to last post
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Computers
 

Want opinions on this setup. This thread has images

Hey guys. At long last I'm saving up for a new PC. My budget is in the realms of about 1200 ($1600). I've been looking up on PC building and have put together this setup, and I would love for your input. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8nc9t6 I'll be...

2 Weeks Ago
by Hollosoulja Go to last post
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Computers
 

Wanting to buy an SSD

I have 50 to possibly 80 given when I get payed in a budget for getting an SSD, but I'm unsure what brand to go with. I'm looking for good and equal Read/Write speeds of close to 400MB/s, but I also want storage too, I'm hoping for a 240-256GB one...

2 Weeks Ago
by Death Assured Go to last post
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solved Gmod on i7 4930, worth upgrating from Phenom II X6 1090T

Hello Forum, I wonder what Gmod performance increase will i get if i buy Intel i7 4930 ? Planned buys for replacing my old parts: CPU: http://www.stealtech.org/cpu/INTEL_I7-4930K_3_4G_12M_BOX_2011_id42294/ MB :...

2 Weeks Ago
by dvd_video Go to last post
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solved Need a new GPU for my PC, not sure if compatible with my current rig

Okay hi, so my current GPU (a GT230) got a serious problem of overheating and isn't useable anymore, so I'm looking for a better GPU The problem is that I don't think my current rig allows me to get a decent GPU like a GTX760, because of bottleneck,...

2 Weeks Ago
by CompanionMube Go to last post
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