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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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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...

4 Hours Ago
by Hollosoulja Go to last post
9 124
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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...

4 Hours Ago
by Hollosoulja Go to last post
4 64
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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...

12 Hours Ago
by Hollosoulja Go to last post
6 327
Computers
 

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...

13 Hours Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
16 109
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...

15 Hours Ago
by Hollosoulja Go to last post
10 431
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...

15 Hours Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
11 219
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...

17 Hours Ago
by Hollosoulja Go to last post
7 407
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...

2 Days Ago
by Hollosoulja Go to last post
15 257
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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...

3 Days Ago
by Jonathan1321 Go to last post
8 149
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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...

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3 Days Ago
by DeadCow Go to last post
10 343
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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...

4 Days Ago
by Tey Go to last post
6 201
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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...

5 Days Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
10 225
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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...

1 Week Ago
by Antonahill Go to last post
6 171
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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...

1 Week Ago
by GeEkOfWiReS Go to last post
28 335
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+...

1 Week Ago
by npd1124 Go to last post
1 119
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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....

1 Week Ago
by aPanzerIV Go to last post
10 364
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: ...

1 Week Ago
by NitronikALT Go to last post
6 392
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...

1 Week Ago
by Hollosoulja Go to last post
18 498
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...

1 Week Ago
by Death Assured Go to last post
3 126
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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 :...

1 Week Ago
by dvd_video Go to last post
19 486
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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,...

1 Week Ago
by CompanionMube Go to last post
19 294
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Want to build media PC

So, I want to build a small form factor PC for my living room, something just for playing music, browsing the web and watching video on the big screen, and for also using Steam Home Streaming. Don't need any peripherals. Budget is anything under $800...

1 Week Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
7 171
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First time builder, Gaming Computer; ~$1000 price-range.

Hey there, I had posted earlier about my laptop and got amazing advice and help... so i'm back with the same needs and stupidity! My original question stemmed from me using my laptop for both professional and gaming related work. I originally built my...

1 Week Ago
by FlutterFriend Go to last post
13 488
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Laptop for ca 1000$?

So a friend of mine is looking to buy a laptop. They need it for school so preferably a size that isn't too big, but they also want to do a bit of gaming on it (specifically be able to run stuff like Guild Wars 2) so nothing too small either. I...

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1 Week Ago
by M51 Go to last post
2 131
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solved Upgrade for my current PC

I am trying to decide if this is a logical upgrade for my current PC, here are my specs and the upgrade. http://i.imgur.com/yB6FTOm.png...

1 Week Ago
by Death Assured Go to last post
0 125
Computers
 

First Time Budget Build

I'm sure I turned off a few people by putting budget in the title. Right now I'm at a $500 budget and I only have a spare 1080p monitor and an OS. Current: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BWYTZL CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.98 @ OutletPC) ...

1 Week Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
9 177
Computers
 

Need RAM purchasing help!

So I've been in this sub-forum before asking about a pc build and I think I finally got my act together. So I'm going off this build: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/4ZfvdCS Now, i've replaced the i3 with an i5-4440 and the MSI GTX 760 with the ASUS...

1 Week Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
2 106
Computers
 

new build $800-900 budget

so yeah like the title says i want a new computer build with a $800-900 budget. i would prefer all the parts to be from NewEgg just for simplicity's sake. i don't need any peripherals or os. i play games like bf4 mostly. i'm in the US of A if y'all...

1 Week Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
12 263
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 ...

1 Week Ago
by mib999 Go to last post
10 280
Gross
 

Critique my next build - $1650

Hi guys -- I am in the market for a new desktop and wanted to see what other people thought of my build. I am open to any and all criticisms, just trying to get the most bang for my buck. I didn't include an operating system I have that already. I will...

1 Week Ago
by DrTaxi Go to last post
5 179
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$800-1000 build for streaming

I want to be able to stream CSGO, the new wow expansion, maybe DayZ too. I can reuse my Peripherals.

2 Weeks Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
2 135
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xXx_Shitty Generic Budget Build_xXx

I accidentally killed my old computer so I decided that was a good time to learn how to build my own. I've made a couple of bad parts lists but I think this one is pretty not shitty. I've decided to come to you guys to see if it truly is "not that...

2 Weeks Ago
by DrTaxi Go to last post
9 371
QUESTION
 

Small linux box

http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/p/cDPt99 I'm only gonna use it for minor linux work including JRE and possibly just a light weight server. I just need to off-load things from my main rig and I was wondering if this will cope. The case I'd like to keep...

2 Weeks Ago
by DrTaxi Go to last post
5 240
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solved Graphics card upgrade (100)

Hey, just need a couple of opinions as I'm going to upgrade a friends pc, He currently has a Gtx 550 TI and is looking to upgrade his Gpu for under 100 I've found a good graphics card at a really nice price and was wondering if its still any good for...

2 Weeks Ago
by Zarconite Go to last post
6 124
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Building new computer 700 budget This thread has images

This forum helped me build my last pc around 3 years ago and it's now time for a new one! The reason I'm building another computer is because I'm giving my current one to my girlfriend as she only has a laptop and her laptop doesn't run the newer...

2 Weeks Ago
by munch Go to last post
9 216
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solved Not too savy - Wanting a new gaming laptop - 500.00 Max Budget This thread has images

Hey there Facepunchers, I just require you to help me make the right decision when coming to select a new gaming laptop/notebook, please try to void all 'Buy a Desktop' replies and I have posted the specifications below. My max budget is...

2 Weeks Ago
by Barlow Go to last post
4 162
Computers
 

700 dollar computer build

I need a good set up for a 700 dollar range cpu, excluding gpu. GPU is an older AMD radeon so keep that in mind. Already have a case, so just need a motherboard, processor, heatsink, hdd etc. Thanks for your time.

2 Weeks Ago
by NitronikALT Go to last post
8 283
Computers
 

Advise for gaming PC

I'm getting a new gaming PC and my budget is abt. 500. I have no idea what I should buy tho. Can anyone link me parts or a already built computer that fits my budget.

2 Weeks Ago
by miroki Go to last post
2 197
Stupid
 

Upgrade Suggestions? (~$200)

Recently when discussing our computer specs with a friend, I said I was having performance issues in some of my games. I showed him a screenshot of my Speccy and said that it's likely my CPU bottlenecking my system. In the next few months I'm planning...

2 Weeks Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
8 183
Computers
 

renovating PC This thread has images

Hello everyone, I have had my PC for two years now and I have upgraded my RAM and install a graphics card about a year ago. Some information on my PC is that it is a Dell inspiron 660 and I would like to make more upgrades. Here is a list of what I am...

2 Weeks Ago
by skatehawk11 Go to last post
5 183