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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
by lazyV Go to last post
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QUESTION
 

Normal vs Superclock, is it worth it?

Specifically pertaining to a Nvidia GTX 780 TI Dual-SLI config, is it worth it to get a superclocked version? Superclocked: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp42883kr Normal: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp42881kr The...

8 Hours Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
2 44
Help
 

apu or cpu/gpu

Preview Im looking into building a low end pc for 300 (I have 160 to spend on the apu ) . I figured an apu was the best option for cheap low end gaming,however i do not know which one to get. options: Xfx Amd Radeon Hd 6670 2gb Ddr3 + a8-5600k ...

8 Hours Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
4 60
Humor
 

solved seeking advice for a budget case

seeking advice for a budget case, aiming to pay 40-50 max to replace my old case that currently sounds like an adult toy due to resonating and the case currently has poor airflow which doesnt bode well with the new 7950 i got what i want from this...

Tey
15 Hours Ago
by Tey Go to last post
5 102
QUESTION
 

Review my upcoming upgrade?

I built my own pc around 2010, and while (with a GPU upgrade) she's kept up with most games and software for a long time, she IS getting a bit long in the tooth. Can still max-out Crysis 3 with the AA turned-off, but more and more I'm finding she's...

16 Hours Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
15 170
School
 

solved Shrinking down a desktop for college...

So I'm going to be going to college in a month in a half and I still haven't decided whether or not to bring my desktop. If I were to bring my desktop with, I've opted that I should try and shrink it down to minimize on it's space usage. Since I already...

1 Day Ago
by Cows Rule Go to last post
6 75
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3000+ Gaming System - Need Your Opinions

Hi, I will soon (October/November) be able to buy my dream setup. I have built my own previous two setup's, both on a small budget. My next system I want to be almost an overkill(without going TOO overboard). Here's is my compilation of parts so far....

1 Day Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
16 224
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Mid-range Gaming build

So I am probably going to get a new PC in the next week or so because my old one had a power supply failure, and its just too old and bad to bother replacing it. I am planning on salvaging some optical drives and the graphics card, which is an MSI R7 260x...

2 Days Ago
by Killervalon Go to last post
2 90
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solved Need some replacement parts, budget - $525

Hey there, it's been quite a few years since I've built a PC and after a few days of thought and browsing I decided to swallow my pride and get proper guidance. I'm in Ontario, Canada at the time being so I'll be looking in stores here or ordering from...

2 Days Ago
by Tarzy Go to last post
11 116
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Pc specialist 1000 euros gaming pc.

Hey guys, my brother wants a new gaming pc and his budget is 1000 euros. I'm using pc specialist, could you guys try to build a pc on the website and place a screenshot of the build here. I have no idea what Im doing so thats why I ask. Thanks! ...

3 Days Ago
by JC2Gamer1456 Go to last post
13 138
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Gaming PC for around 400

Hello, I am trying to build a new gaming pc for around the price of a next gen console (Around 400) but would like a few pointers on what to purchase for this price to get the best performance for the money. I would prefer a Nvidia GPU but if I can...

4 Days Ago
by macman2 Go to last post
7 142
QUESTION
 

Looking for a new GPU, any recomendations?

So I've had this graphics card for about 2 years now, and I want to upgrade sometime in the near future. I'm looking to go Nvidia this time around, and I'm not really sure where to start. Any suggestions are welcome :) Part of me is saying wait...

4 Days Ago
by Original User Go to last post
8 187
Computers
 

Please review my pcpartlist

So, I am about to go into upgrading my currently build, and I just used this amazing site pcpartpicker, so I put together some parts that I went over.. Would anyone take the time to review over them and tell me if it's good or not, thanks :) CPU ...

4 Days Ago
by Mrbojangles Go to last post
10 180
QUESTION
 

SLI GTX 780's?

Hello, I built my PC months ago on January. I'm using an MSI GTX 780 and was wondering if I should SLI? The 800 series is coming out and I was hoping to pick up a deal on Cyber Monday. What do you guys think? I have a 750 watt PSU and an i7 4770k @...

4 Days Ago
by Original User Go to last post
4 92
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solved 600 (Euro) build for gaming This thread has images

Greetings, As the title says, I'm looking for the best parts 600 euros can get. I have a harddrive, optical-drive and a Windows 7 copy which I could still use, so that is a bit of money that can be spent more effectively. I would prefer a Nvidia card...

6 Days Ago
by MasterFen006 Go to last post
7 107
QUESTION
 

Good Build with dual R9 280x?

I'm looking for a good build that uses dual R9 280x's. I'm not entirely sure what's good and so on but I do know that I'll need water cooling and so on.

Aeternal 1 reading
6 Days Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
20 193
Help
 

Using a DVI-D to VGA adapter

So I've already bought a graphics card and it's coming tomorrow, only now i have realized that my shit monitor only has a vga connector, will i experience any kind of drawback if i use a dvi-d (or dvi-i, hdmi, displayport) to vga adapter so i can use the...

6 Days Ago
by [EG] Pepper Go to last post
17 232
games
 

Gaming PC Build, looking for 1000-1500.

I looked into a Gaming PC Build, this is what I have come up with: It's without a monitor and OS, and peripherals, as I don't need them. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ...

6 Days Ago
by fishyfish777 Go to last post
10 115
Computers
 

What else should I get with this? :)

First off, I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to put this >.< but anywayss http://prntscr.com/43cm5q <--- This is my current build, and the games are getting pretty laggy now so i've been thinking about upgrading. ...

6 Days Ago
by fishyfish777 Go to last post
7 73
Request
 

Gaming PC + Video Editing Help

Hello everyone. I need help getting together a build that would be useful for Gaming at it's finest frames and resolution as well as fast video rendering. (Because I'm a YouTuber.) I don't need to have a specific budget range because I plan on making...

6 Days Ago
by MasterFen006 Go to last post
12 86
QUESTION
 

Anyone know where to get a cheap motherboard?

OK, so a few years ago, I fried my desktop PC, and I've been confined to a subpar (by current standards) laptop. I'm usually broke, and judging from what happened, I figured it was either the PSU or the board that fried. I have no way of testing this,...

6 Days Ago
by fishyfish777 Go to last post
2 66
pc games
 

Cheap gaming build for a friend This thread has images

A British friend of mine wants to upgrade his current PC (it's a really shitty one,i'm talking Intel HD Graphics shit-tier) for cheap. I made him this build,but I suck when it comes to PC building: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/pqwmmG Any comments?...

1 Week Ago
by Zotobom Go to last post
8 76
QUESTION
 

Trying to build affordable yet extremely powerful rig, need suggestions

So yeah, typical "Help me with building a rig because I have no knowledge on PC building", but that's pretty much the case for me. I want to build as powerful of a PC I can, without spending too much money, but I'm looking to spend up to $3000 on all...

1 Week Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
39 431
Computers
 

<$700 (mITX?) Work Station Build

This is a build for my Dad, whose computer recently failed. It should be MAX $700. Some information before we start: Due to an error on Newegg's part, I ended up with a duplicate shipment. After contacting them multiple times with no response, I'm...

1 Week Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
5 109
Request
 

Looking for Upgrade

I've got my mind set on an i7 4790k as an upgrade from my current FX 6100. Now, my issue is that I don't know which motherboard I should go for. Looking for something solid for under $150 (Canadian), preferably something from this retailer, so I can go in...

1 Week Ago
by Daemon White Go to last post
7 62
Help
 

Gaming PC Build - 1000-1500

Hey guys, So I'm looking to build a new PC after being stuck on the same setup for over 6 years with minimal upgrades. I've never built one before but I've looked around a bit and this is what I've put together (credit to Lilyo over here for a lot of...

1 Week Ago
by RandomGamer342 Go to last post
11 302
Computers
 

Pentium g3258 upgrade

Currently I've got a build of a core 2 quad 2.66ghz, gtx 460, 9800gtx+, 8gb of 800mhz ram on a lga775 evga motherboard, and a biostar motherboard I bought off a coworker for $50 with 8gb 1333mhz ram, first gen i5. The core 2 quad bottlenecks bad,...

1 Week Ago
by gav618 Go to last post
13 159
Computers
 

solved Need advice on $1000 PC Build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX...

1 Week Ago
by Bat-shit Go to last post
10 217
Computers
 

Advice and Thoughts on my build

I've got a build here that my friend put together for me at around $560 so it's not expensive and can handle most games as I will be using this for Gaming mostly. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz...

1 Week Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
1 37
Computers
 

solved Building a gaming desktop for a friend, is this good for the price? (~$1000)

So a friend of a friend asked if I could make him a desktop pc that's good for gaming and has "high-end audio" as well. Seeing as how I consider myself an amateur at best at PC building, I put this together. I managed to get some good parts, but was...

1 Week Ago
by Lordgeorge16 Go to last post
12 179
Map
 

$400 Portable Production Studio Pc

I need a pc I can port with me and produce on the fly Will this do, and if so how can I make it cheaper. Fl Studio, Photoshop and Sony Vegas will be needed too: -snip- Concerns:

1 Week Ago
by miroki Go to last post
3 81
QUESTION
 

$500 PC build. Will it be enough?

Hey guys, finally getting around to finalizing what I want in my new PC with a focus on making a low/mid-tier rig for gaming focused on Counter Strike and Bethesda RPGs now that I finally have enough free time and disposable income on hand to make a new...

1 Week Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
11 206
QUESTION
 

Need a last part check

I just finished choosing all the parts for my new pc and i was wondering if somebody could take a look at them. My budget is +-1000 and it's mostly going to be used for programming and gaming. This is what i came up with:...

1 Week Ago
by 0lenny0 Go to last post
20 184
Help
 

$1200 for college laptop

I need some help deciding on a laptop for college. I'm looking for something small (around 15.6 inch screen), not too flashy on the outside, and be able to play various modern games on at least medium setting.

1 Week Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
1 108
Help
 

friend's new pc

My friend would like to build a new pc and he lives in a different country so i wouldn't be able to build it for him. I know that it is better to build a pc but i don't know whether it's better for him to get a prebuilt pc or to get parts and maybe i...

1 Week Ago
by miroki Go to last post
1 64
Help
 

solved mini itx build

Hey guys I'm looking to build a new computer. Have a mac laptop for the longest time and sold my old gaming rig a while back. Need to get back on it My budget is $1000, I've been looking at parts and this is what I came up with: Case: Cooler Master...

1 Week Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
13 146
Computers
 

solved Looking for 1080p 120hz+ monitor that has hdmi 1.4b support This thread has images

I'm using a laptop and it has hdmi 1.4b support (y510p) I also found out that this doesn't have support for hdmi 1.4b http://amzn.com/B00B2HH7G0 and this http://amzn.com/B00ITORITU -snip- didnt realize adapter was female hdmi

1 Week Ago
by jung3o Go to last post
1 91
QUESTION
 

Gigabyte GA Z97X UD5H

Hey guys, got this board for my PC, and I'm having some issues with the SATA connections. There's a sticker that says "SATA Express, SATA3 4/SATA3 5 & M.2 slot can only be enabled one at a time." The trouble I'm having is not all the SATAs seem to be...

1 Week Ago
by Marler Go to last post
4 134
Help
 

solved Under $1000 gaming build for a buddy This thread has images

So I have been out of the building game for around 4 years now and a lot has changed, I have collaborated with a couple friends and we are choosing some parts for a friends new PC. So far we have come up with this... ...

1 Week Ago
by miroki Go to last post
7 124
Computers
 

solved 300 Dollar Laptop

Hey everyone, I'm buying a laptop soon because I want it for experimenting with Linux and for the sake of having a laptop. I found Lenovo Thinkpad T420s on Ebay for around 350 dollars and have heard great reviews. The i5 in them is pretty much the...

1 Week Ago
by Original User Go to last post
10 96
Stupid
 

Need help picking parts for $600 computer for birthday; have ZERO idea what to get

Can a mod change this from $600 to $800 in the title? I know I've made several threads in the past looking for new parts but money problems came up and just as we thought we were going to buy them the idea fell through. But we're determined to do it...

1 Week Ago
by SuperDuperScoot Go to last post
11 147