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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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Computers
 

Friend needs a new computer very soon with a budget of $700 max

His computer is on it's last leg currently, not even starting up and the people he had come over to fix it actually made things worse. So now he needs a new computer very soon and he's at work right now and he wanted me to make the thread so here we go....

~OMEN~ 2 reading
15 Minutes Ago
by ~OMEN~ Go to last post
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Art
 

Planning a machine for heavy duty rendering in 3D. Have some general questions. This thread has images

Heeeyyy So first of all, current rig: GPU: (SINGLE) XFX Radeon 7950 (3GB) RAM: 16GB Kingston DDR3 (4x4GB) CPU: Intel i7 3770 (Totaling ~$1000, not counting case, mobo, fans, etc) What I have planned: GPU: (DUAL) MSI GeForce GTX 760 (2GB)

Coyoteze 1 reading
1 Hour Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
6 85
Computers
 

Upgrading from a 5870

Hi everyone. My desktop is: i7 920 Radeon 5870 EX58-UD5 Motherboard (Gigabyte) I had a lovely laptop which was powerful enough to max any games I threw at it, but one of it's SSDs died and I was given a full refund. I realised that I do not need a...

3 Hours Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
15 185
Gross
 

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...

3 Hours Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
8 184
Help
 

First Time - Gaming/Office Build

Hello, I am building a new computer. I have put a list of parts together and I think the specs are suitable for what I need. One thing I am not sure about is the case, the PSU and the GPU. I'd like to use it to play games like Garry's Mod and...

4 Hours Ago
by Overflowing Go to last post
5 114
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...

1 Day Ago
by Alice3173 Go to last post
7 220
Love
 

New laptop for college, budget $900 This thread has images

Basically this Lenovo Y40 is the best option I've seen thus far, I'm looking something with a screen 15 inches or smaller, with 11 inches being too small, that can run Photoshop and play games fairly well on a budget of $900 With $800 obviously being...

1 Day Ago
by Medevila Go to last post
12 281
Help
 

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...

2 Days Ago
by Mrbojangles Go to last post
4 162
Love
 

The Macbook Pro "Crucial Lightning" Upgrade

I was creating my own upgrade to share around, and was wondering if this will be optimal: http://www.neweggbusiness.com/product/product.aspx?item=9b-20-148-699 http://www.neweggbusiness.com/product/product.aspx?item=9b20-191-523 29th July 2014 I...

2 Days Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
6 97
QUESTION
 

Should I get a SSD or go with mSATA?

I am planning on upgrading this computer to Windows 8 and I want to get a SSD (or a mSATA) to put the OS on, so I am looking in the 120GB range and nothing over $100 (a little over is fine, but preferably under). I was wondering if SSDs are more...

2 Days Ago
by shadowboy303 Go to last post
5 152
Computers
 

Mineral Oil PC? This thread has images

Now, I'm not building one anytime soon, but what do you guys think about mineral oil PCs? Puget Systems builds them. It's pretty much PC parts in a tank with mineral oil pumping through it. They did tests with them and they seem to have no real downsides.

2 Days Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
8 224
QUESTION
 

solved Need help deciding on parts for a 1.3k-1.6k budget pc.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Lordgeorge16/saved/Xpwkcf here is the latest rendition of what I'm going for. Do these all look like they would work in tandem well? was pretty confident a day ago but now im worried for some dumb reason about the mobo and...

3 Days Ago
by hunterNormandy Go to last post
22 189
Help
 

First time building a gaming PC. Price Range: 700 - 800$

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zrFD7P There's the parts I have picked. I've gotten some advice from my friend, but I need some second opinions on this. Do you think I could have replaced the video card with something better and cheaper? I'd like to run most...

3 Days Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
3 208
Help
 

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....

4 Days Ago
by Meekal Go to last post
17 349
Help
 

How do I know if GPU is compatible with MoBo?

Like the title says, I really don't know how to tell if a GPU is compatible with a MoBo. How do I know? How can I tell? Same with the CPU... I can build computers all day, but I have no idea how to tell what is compatible with what and I really want to...

4 Days Ago
by ExitWound Go to last post
15 191
Help
 

Need a new motherboard. HELP

I have a new rig mostly picked out, all I need is a new motherboard because my last one died on me. Does anyone have any good recommendations for a good AMD A3+ motherboard? Specs: Windows 7 16Gb DDR3 Nvidia GTX 670

4 Days Ago
by Charlie Big Cat Go to last post
0 65
Computers
 

solved New desktop (+keyboard/mouse/monitor) for school/gaming

So, I'm looking to build a desktop for my gaming purposes as well as image processing/coding that I'll be doing related to school. I own no parts prior to building this. I'm not looking to cut corners as I will be using this rig a lot, but I don't really...

5 Days Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
9 136
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...

6 Days Ago
by J-Dude Go to last post
20 295
Help
 

solved Need help with Watercooling problem! This thread has images

I just upgraded to An AMD FX-9590 and 32GBs of DDR3 1866MHz ram. I also purchased the Corsair H80i Water cooling system for the processor. My Problem is that the Corsair H80i is not compatible with my current motherboard. My current motherboard is the...

1 Week Ago
by xcaboose Go to last post
0 45
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 Levelog Go to last post
15 306
Help
 

$500-600 computer This thread has images

I have a friend wanting to build a computer in that price range, mostly for design applications. No games. They don't want a monitor as they already have one, just the box itself. I was thinking of this: PCPP link Operating system not included,...

1 Week Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
8 174
Computers
 

New gaming PC, 2170 budget. This thread has images

Time has come and I've started saving for new components and I want to get the basic build complete for purchase when I'm done saving up. The only things that might change is if a new GTX 800 series is released before I've bought the build. So, 2170,...

1 Week Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
7 122
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 ...

1 Week Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
4 114
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
1 Week Ago
by Tey Go to last post
5 129
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 Week Ago
by Cows Rule Go to last post
6 99
Help
 

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...

1 Week Ago
by Killervalon Go to last post
2 126
Help
 

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...

1 Week Ago
by Tarzy Go to last post
11 139
Help
 

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! ...

1 Week Ago
by JC2Gamer1456 Go to last post
13 174
Help
 

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...

1 Week Ago
by macman2 Go to last post
7 178
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...

1 Week Ago
by Original User Go to last post
8 216
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 ...

1 Week Ago
by Mrbojangles Go to last post
10 204
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 @...

1 Week Ago
by Original User Go to last post
4 121
Help
 

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...

2 Weeks Ago
by MasterFen006 Go to last post
7 130
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.

2 Weeks Ago
by Levelog Go to last post
20 216
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...

2 Weeks Ago
by [EG] Pepper Go to last post
17 256
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 ...

2 Weeks Ago
by fishyfish777 Go to last post
10 145
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. ...

2 Weeks Ago
by fishyfish777 Go to last post
7 87
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...

2 Weeks Ago
by MasterFen006 Go to last post
12 102
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,...

2 Weeks Ago
by fishyfish777 Go to last post
2 85
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?...

2 Weeks Ago
by Zotobom Go to last post
8 101