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Are these parts sufficient for a decent gaming computer?

Question: Are these parts sufficient for a decent gaming computer?

So I'm building a coomputer for my first time and have already selected parts that I think would be good. Not sure though as this is all new to me, but basically I just want a good computer capable of running a flight simulator in high quality graphics. So I just want to make sure that everything is compatable with each other, and if you have a part that would be better than what I have listed, please recommend. The list of parts I have come up with are as follows:

Case: Xigmatek Soundwave ATX Mid Tower

Power Supply: Cool Power Performance CP P600 204 pin ATX Power Supply w SATA PCIe & Dual 12V Rails

Mobo: MSI ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboard 970 Gaming

CPU: AMD FX 4350 Unlocked Quad Core Processor 4.2 4

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb (2 x 4gb) DDR3 1600 MHz PC3 12800 240-Pin DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit

Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM

Audio Drive: Asus Xonar DG Headphone Amp & PCI 5.1 Audio Card

Video Card: MSI GTX 960 Gaming 4G

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb SATA III 7200 RPM 16mb Cache Bulk/OEM

Then I will be installing Windows 7 Home Premium.

Thanks Guys!

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Answer: Are these parts sufficient for a decent gaming computer?

Give us your budget.

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My little brother wants to buy a new gaming computer and I want to make sure he gets the best for his money. He only uses it for gaming and browsing the internet so I guessed that a good graphics card is the most important thing.
His budget is aprox. £500 (he just needs the tower, he has a monitor, keyboard etc..).
Any advice on what to look for or any recommendations will be appreciated.
Thanks for your time

Answer:Decent Gaming Computer

PC Advisor top 5 Under £500 PC's

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Is there such a thing? So far Ive looked at the Slimline series of HP. Also a HP M7790e dual core 2.6 ghz, 2gbddr 667mhz, and 250gb harddrive. plus a GeForce 7600 256mb card. For about $1300. Any other suggestions?

Answer:Decent gaming computer for around $1000?

Are you willing to build a computer yourself? You wind up saving a decent amount of cash, you know exactly what is in the 'box' and it is fairly simple to do.

Otherwise look at

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I have a budget around 600-900

Some musts I guess are a decent video card, (i prefer 8800) idc what company or brand
19 inch monitor, (lcd) I'm using a AL19W Acer, wouldn't mind getting a second one
Blu ray drive? lol ( prolly takes this way outa my money range)
If not, any 2 drives would work fine for me (dvd of course, budget xD)
IDC about hard drive space, i don't have that much crap, (250gb would probably be more than enough)
EDIT:: o yeah, I like vista (i know i'm wierd) it will probably require 2gb ram like my current

Games i'm looking to play are HL2 mods etc., call of duty 4, diablo, starcraft, counter strike

Help me! thanks.

I'll check forums often to answer questions

I don't mind newegg purchases although i would prefer amazon (since no tax for CA residents)


Answer:Looking to build decent budget gaming computer [Hope this is the correct forum]

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What parts do I need to build a gaming computer and what is the best bang for my buck for these parts? I need a gaming computer that gets high FPS and awesome graphics.

Answer:Parts for a gaming computer

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Im not sure about the case, seems kind of expensive. It would be great if you could look over everything and see if it looks good. How am i supposed to tell if all the parts will work together? confused by processors. Harddrive? sound card? graphic card? a little confused. look down for a compelete list of what i have, or will have if its good. please help

Case: $70 after $50 mail in rebate! not so sure about this
Power supply: $50 after $30 mail in rebate!
Mother board: $90 good motherboard?

processor: $255 or $190

I don't no which processor!! ones quad ones duo... one has more GHz and bus speed, but other is quad, im really confused by which one.
hard drive: i don't no which Hard drive... i think i would only need 500 gb, becuase i don't use much storage like alot of people do. 500 gb 500 gb 500 gb 750 gb
RAM: Read more

Answer:New gaming computer, just need like 2 more parts! need help please!

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My old rig has gotten severely outdated, so I decided it was time to upgrade.

I am not the most tech-savvy person though, and I'm somewhat unsure if all the parts I have chosen are compatible - or if there is a bottleneck somwhere.

I will be using this system mostly for gaming - no other demanding software such as video/image rendering or 3D modelling will be done. But I still would like to have it slighty overclocked so that I gain some performance while still staying at a safe and stable level at all times.

Is the Cooler Master 212 + enough if I were to overclock the i5 2500k to around 4 - 4,5 GHZ?

Any feedback is welcome, regardless of nature.

Thank you for reading.

Answer:Purchasing new system: Parts compatible? Sufficient cooling for overclocking?

It looks OK from what I can see if that bloody inet logo wasn't there! Anyways, that's a great motherboard but I can't see what RAM that you chose as OC'ing will depend a lot on that.

The Corsair TX650W will be fine for one video card but not two, as you're speccing in a dual PCI-ex16 motherboard, do you plan to go xfire at a later date?

I have the Hyper 212+ cooler on my extremely OC'd 2600K and it does a fine job of keeping my CPU at 70C 24/7 at full load. You should have no issues pushing that sucker to 4.5 gigs, I've seen folks get it to 4.8 gigs, not because of heat. Just watch out for the sharp edges on that sucker. Ouch!:-D

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I need to know if all these parts are compatible with eachother because I am going to be setting up 3 monitors to this one computer. I play games and I want to be able to watch like a movie on one screen, play games on another screen and have music playing on the other (just an example). So are these parts good enough to be able to run any game on the highest damanded settings and able to be running other programs on the other monitors at the same time without any problems? Thanks!



Hard Drive

Video Card

Power Supply





Well that's it, and try to go easy on me it's my first one! lol


Answer:Parts compatible for gaming computer?

I need to know if all these parts are compatible with eachother because I am going to be setting up 3 monitors to this one computer. I play games and I want to be able to watch like a movie on one screen, play games on another screen and have music playing on the other (just an example). So are these parts good enough to be able to run any game on the highest damanded settings and able to be running other programs on the other monitors at the same time without any problems? Thanks!Click to expand...

Hmm, no.
To do that, you'll need to just run the game in windows mode and just throw it to the side, I think. I don't think you need a separate monitor to play music.

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
ASRock Z68 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I'm not entirely sure that that card will have three display ports natively.

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ok recently got a new case video card and memory for christmas but my mobo doesnt fit into the case so ive decided that im going to buy a new mobo memory and processor for this new case im not looking to go over 550$ on all of that (keep in mind im playing high performance games like half life 2 world of warcraft battle for middle earth and many others) any feedback if possible would be great thanks

Answer:need help determining what parts for new gaming computer

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 Hello, does anybody know if it is possible to find a large selection of gaming-grade PC's anywhere in Ukraine? I haven't been able to find much in google, and the PC's that are recommended on different sites on the internet are not to be found anywhere. I was also considering building my own PC if it would be cheaper, so am also asking if it is possible to find good computer-parts around the same area. Thank's for taking the time to read this, and perhaps answer.

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Hello. My name is Darryl and I am trying to find the best gaming computer, ever. I want to know the best parts you know with no budget. This includes peripheals like the best headset or mouse (Already have best keyboard, mad catz S.T.R.I.K.E 7, herp derp.) Thanks!

PS- Has to be Win7

Answer:Need suggestions for gaming computer parts

Silly question, as 'best' can be taken n many ways. But, here you go:

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Will these Computer parts work together to make a great gaming computer?

graphics card: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

processor: AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor

motherboard: MSI 790XT-G45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996684

CD drive: MSI 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Model DH-18D5S

case: Broadway Com Corp R-900 Black thick Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

power supply: SILVERSTONE OP650 650W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

im getting all these parts from, will they work together? ,my friend seems to think so but i just want to be sure, i am spending like 800 bucks on this thing,,. also am i missing anything? (besides keyboard, moniter ect) any help would be appritiated, thx

Answer:Will these Computer parts work together to make a great gaming computer?

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And is it hard to actually build a computer.
I've had no experience building a computer before but I'm not bad with computers in general, I just really need to know what I need, where I put them and how do I get it working.
I've got a bit of a budget roughly £600-£750
someone help?

Answer:What parts would I need to build a good gaming computer?

What are you using the computer for? e.g. gaming (if so which games), video encoding or just general usage?
Does the budget include the monitor and peripherals and do you have any parts you're going to reuse (e.g. DVD drive, hard drive, case, etc.)?

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My budget is $1000 dollars. I have been looking at the new Intel i7 processor but the 2.66 ghz with 130w or the AMD Phenom x4 940 deneb 3.0 ghz 4x512kb L2 cache 6 mb

I am looking to make a fast gaming pc

I know the con with i7 is that you need to use ddr3 ram which is a con about it so idk. I am looking to get 4 gb of ram and a good graphics card for gaming....

Just post some suggestions in this budget with all the component I will need

Already have a monitor and keyboard

Answer:LF help to decide what parts to get to build my gaming computer

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Hello people of computer hopeI am looking to build a gaming pc that will allow me to record the latest games on full graphics for as cheap as possible. I wanted to know if this will work, and if not, can you link me to a replacement part for roughly the same price? Thanks!Here is my research so far: Processor: FX-4100 68.98Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 65.50Ram: Corsair Vengeance 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 (x2 possibly?) 29.98Case: 32.33Motherboard: Some asus thingy, sweet doe 34.49Hard drive: 1tb jibber jabber thing 47.98PSU: 500w thing big Read more

Answer:Gaming Computer Parts - Advice needed

While it is pretty cheap, you'd really be better moving from an AMD CPU and motherboard to an Intel system.  At this point in time AMD falls way behind Intel in terms of performance.  For a budget gaming machine you may want to look at an Intel Core i3, However, if your budget allows you may want to consider an i5."record the latest games on full graphics" and "as cheap as possible" do not really go together unfortunately.When it comes to building PCs it's much better to wait a while and save up for something good rather than cheaping out.

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I have built many computers, gaming and non-gaming, and if you want me to, i will give you a parts list to one. Just give me your budget and some requirements and I will get you the parts list. I am on a great gaming computer now that gets 85 fps on Battlefield 3 on High settings.

Answer:Will Give Parts List For Great Gaming Computer

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Its an Intel® Pentium® Processor T4200 (2.0GHz, 800MHz, 1MB cache) , I am thinking about getting it on a Dell inspiron and need to know if it is enough to run games on.

The other specs are;
4gb of RAM
500gb hard drive
256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330

Thanks for any help, I really dont know much about computers!!

Answer:Is this Processor sufficient for gaming?

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My son is trying to play Civ 4 on my work laptop and I have to put an end to it fast.

He has saved up $1500.00 but not sure what to buy. Used is a definite option, can anyone make any recommendations?

I would prefer a laptop over a desktop but I don't know much about which computers are best for playing these types of games.

Answer:Looking for a "Decent GAMING COMPUTER"

If he can pull together an extra $200 (or try to squeeze some extra $ outta pops ) check out the Asus G1. It's one of the best deals on a gaming laptop out there

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Hello guys! I know $600 may not be much for a gaming PC but can someone point me to the right parts?

Thank you so much and I appreciate any help!

Answer:Decent $600 gaming-rig

Does that $600 include OS/peripherals/monitor?
How big a harddrive?

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First post on board.....

Have at me I say! Kings and Knaves, stir my pride! (Is it good or bad?)

This is an offspring of a Tech TV episode of The Screen Savers I watched a while ago. It was a "Build a 500$ gaming rig" part, that was focused on creating a low price system and having great results (such as very decent FPS on UT2003, which was their base game)

I made my own modifications, and I am no computer expert, but I have been delving into them more lately. Can anyone with a nice knowledge base tell me if this is a good deal? Every part is purchaseable on New-Egg. I wanted to use Price Watch like suggested, but I found it too iritating going around to 10 different sites when I had one great one at my disposal.

These are the specs, and you won't believe the price. This is No E-Machines my dear friends. (Also, I believe everything is in coordinance with eachother. I am quite sure the RAM (266-2100) is supported on the motherboard.) Anyway -

EDIT!! - Earlier case didn't have power-supply,

SECOND EDIT! Uhhh. that case didn't have one either .....

POWMAX Case with Side Panel Window (Black), Model "CP03294HL-5" -RETAIL

- Specifications -

Case Type: Mid-Tower
Color: Black
Material: All metal construction(SGCC)
Drive Bays: 4x 5.25", 2x 3.5", 4x 3.5"(Internal)
Expansion Slots: 7xSlots
Front Ports: 2x USB2.0, Audio Ports
Power Supply: 400W ATX12V
Cooling System: 1x System Fan(Rear)
Motherboard Compatibili... Read more

Answer:Decent -400 Gaming Rig?

Look at the computer in my signature, it was only $450

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Avatar AMD FX-Series 16GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity Desktop PC Windows 8 64-Bit Gaming FX6164 -

Answer:Is this a decent gaming PC?

Hi EchoX860,

I'm not a gamer but I will voice my opinion. First of all, I don't see that combination as an overpowering rig but I do see some good and some questionable things if I were buying it. First off, is the price, I think it is too high if I were buying it and I can easily see where one could shave off a few hundred bucks by doing a self-build; however, it is understandable that one must pay for someone else to build it for them. So, here's what I like and don't like:

CPU: FX 6100 is somewhat low end for gaming IMHO but it might work (wait for the gamers)

16GB DDR3 - Great!

1TB HD - OK but I would rather see an SSD for boot/system drive and a larger spindle drive for storage.

GTX 640 - Sounds quite adequate but I'm not a gamer (wait for gamer comments).

PSU @ 450w - Seems underpowered for a gaming rig (wait for gamer comments).

Good luck.

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I'm planning to get a new gaming desktop.

I want the price range to be around $500-800

I need some suggestions if possible, thus far the best pc I found would be this : Here

This PC seems to be pretty decent except that it has 4GB RAM, I feel that for 600 I should be getting atleast 6GB +

What do you guys think?

Also, would this PC be the better choice although it's a little more pricey. Here

Answer:Looking for decent gaming PC

Both systems are good, but the more expensive system is really up to date with USB3. The less expensive system is better bang for your buck, but if you can afford it, and it isn't a hardship, the more expensive system will keep you satisfied longer.

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I'm planning to get a new gaming desktop.

I want the price range to be around $500-800

I need some suggestions if possible, thus far the best pc I found would be this : Here

This PC seems to be pretty decent except that it has 4GB RAM, I feel that for 600 I should be getting atleast 6GB +

What do you guys think?

Also, would this PC be the better choice although it's a little more pricey. Here

Answer:Looking for decent gaming PC

Both machines are let down by their GPUs.The second one does not warrent the price tag increase when compared against the first (which in fairness looks quite good spec fr the money). Personally I wouldnt class many of the PCs on that site in thier gaming section as gaming PCs as they seem to be using relatively low power GPU in most (At least wit your budget range). Unfortunately Not being Canadian based I dont know what alternatives you have but I think your budget may be a bit low for a true gaming PC. I would expect to spend £1000 which is about $1500 to get a high spec gaming PC. The GPU alone would set you back $300.

Have you considered building it yourself? I have just put a quick system together for $880 which I think will knock both those out the park as far as gaming goes. Rough specs below.

Intel core i3 bundeled with Gigabyte GA-H55M - S2V
AT Radeon HD6870 1GB
Corsair CMPSU - 600XV2 PSU
2xPatriot PSD34G13332H 4GB (total 8GB Ram)
500GB Hard Disk
Xion Vantage Mid Tower case
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

I still think you could do better on the GPU front but I havnt shopped too hard and needed to keep cost down

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Now I know what you're all going to say looking at the title but no I won't be building my own because I wouldn't have the foggiest where to start but I was looking around on the Chillblast website at pre built computers and i'm just wondering if any of you guys have any suggestions on which ones i should consider. I was looking at the Yogsblast fusion as I know it must be good if the Yogscast use it however I realise it is over price so I was wondering if there's anything around a similar price range as that I can get but with better specs?
Any help would be much Appreciated

Answer:Looking for a decent gaming PC

You mention Yogscast was over priced yet have failed to mention what your budget is. So, very difficult to make any suggestions.

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Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Processor Intel i3-2120
RAM Komputerbay 8GB
GPU Sapphire HD 6870
HDD WD Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS
Optical Drive Samsung 16X DVD-ROM
Case Zalman Z9-U3
PSU Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2UK 500W
Will these components work together? Also will this be able to run games such as Battlefield 3 with the graphics set to ultra?

Answer:Will this be a decent gaming PC?

Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Good board,got one myself.
Processor Intel i3-2120
Not quite up to the job ,benchmark click here i5 2500k recommended.
RAM Komputerbay 8GB
Not heard of this brand, suggest you go with Crucial , Corsair or similar.
GPU Sapphire HD 6870
Good card.
HDD WD Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS
1 TB HDD is standard nowaday.
Optical Drive Samsung 16X DVD-ROM
Get a DVD-rw instead for roughly the same money.
Case Zalman Z9-U3
Ok-ish budget case, make sure there is room for the Sapphire HD 6870 which is over 9" long, you might struggle to put the 2 x 6pin power cables in if the power connectors are at the back of the card.
PSU Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2UK 500W
650W PSU is recommended.

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Question: Decent Gaming PC

Pentium 3 Specs:
Machspeed 694TAS socket 370 mobo agp 4x and pci slots
Xmidia AGP 5500 256mb DDR Video
PIII 800mhz
crapy cdrw
HDD 1 6 GB.
HDD 2 6 GB.

Answer:Decent Gaming PC

What do you mean? Is this a good gaming pc? If thats the question then its a fairly low end gaming machine but will run most games, if not all that well. Also I am assuming you mean Nvidia instead of Xmidia AGP 5500 256mb

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Hi I'm new here, sent by a friend saying this was the best place to ask. I was going to get a nice laptop with a geforce 9600GT and a athlon x2 2.0ghz, but it seems like the closer I get to having the money roll in, the sooner they disappear from global/tigerdirect. So I've decided to build a desktop, even though I have a lack of room, I do not care If I have to sit it on my Night stand. With a $600 limit. I really only play source games, but I recently bought GTA 4 and id like to buy MW2. Is this do able? I do not mind AMD cores, but Id like a geforce card. I do also need to incorporate a monitor, and a keyboard. If the mobo has a decent chipset that I can play source games from at least (tf2 and css mostly), I am willing to skip the gfx card till a later time. Thank you for any input. :3

Answer:Need help building a decent gaming pc

Bumping post and moving to hardware section. I believe you'll get a lot more help there.

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Lol, I'm sorry I keep creating these threads, but I don't want to buy junk.

The system I'm looking at now is a custom built HP Pavilion and I want some feedback on it.

Processor: AMD Turion(TM) 64 ML-37 (2.0GHz/1 MB L2 Cache)
15.4 Inch Monitor
128MB ATI Radeon(R) XPRESS 200M w/Hypermemory(TM)(*It says it's dedicated memory not shared)
80 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive

Will it run some games?

Answer:Decent for Gaming Notebook?

The RAM is great for gaming, but the video card is just plain junk . Desktops are much better for gaming.

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For this upcoming Fall '12 Semester I am moving out of my dorm room and a moving into an apartment with a couple of buddies. My actually home is several thousand kilometers away and in a different country so I can't just move my desktop(which is decent but not great) from there to here. I've decided that I want to get a laptop instead of a desktop because of the portability and the fact that I'm not a hardcore gamer. Next year on the laptop if I do get one I will be playing games like Diablo 3, Guildwars 2, and WoW, etc. I won't be playing anything that necessarily requires an extremely powerful computer to run. I don't know much about laptops or building them so I'm looking at pre-made ones online right now.

I'm looking for some suggestions on what I should be looking for or what I should pick. Here are a few that I've been looking at.

The last two have upgrades for ram like 4gb -> 8gb for $70-$100 and some HD upgrades. Would something like that be worth it? Would these laptops be capable of playing what I would like to play on high settings? Which would you recommended and why?

Thanks for the help.

Answer:Looking to get a decent gaming laptop.

Yeah, extra RAM is worth it. also you'll need to factor in a decent cooler into the price. Laptops with dedicated graphics get VERY hot. like bordering on shutting down automatically.

And a low end cooler, 20 bucks or so wont do it. Hot News - Cooler Master NotePal U3 - Cooler Master - Leading Provider of Computer Case | Cooler | Power Supply this is what I have, its not the best but its not the worst, 3 very fast fans that blow very cold air, and you can resposition the fans where you need them the most on the chassis, which is a godsend.

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I had thought about the G5 or G7  laser mice but, I really don't think my level of play will warrant getting to the extreme of "lasers" and an ice pad ~Would this mouse  suffice for a casual gamer to be ?,enbattlefield 2142, oblivion, company of heroes & the real  hardcore precise mouse requirements for Tiger Woods golf ! 

Answer:Is this a decent gaming mouse ?

It depends on what games you're going to play. I play a lot of Halo PC and my mouse is fine. Right click, left click and scroll...

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Is this a good deal for a laptop that could do some gaming on medium settings, and some older gaming on high settings.

I would add another 1GB Ram for not much at all....$65 maybe - ASUS F3 Series F3KA-X2 NoteBook AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58(1.90GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 1GB DDR2 667 120GB 5400rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 - Retail

Let me know if this would be a good deal for the money.

Answer:Is This A Decent Deal For Some Gaming?

Yea go for it, not bad at all especially if you plan playing Fallout on that rig.

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Here are my CPU & RAM specs at present:

CPU - 2.6Ghz Intel Celeron
RAM - 1gb PC3200 DDR

Here's what they will be after getting my upgrades for Christmas:


NEW Mobo -

Seeing as the new Mobo has 4 RAM slots I'll be able to add my other 2 sticks of 256mb RAM so my total RAM will be 1.5gb PC3200 DDR


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Hey, I've been looking for a laptop under the £700 mark. Whilst I obviously don't want a super extreme gaming rig (because if I did I'd most probably have to up my price range.) but something that can hold its own with most of the latest releases on medium settings.4gb ram would be about the minimum and I'm not too sure on i5 or a dual core. Advice? Thanks.One that has caught my eye so far... click hereThanks.

Answer:Decent laptop for gaming under £700

Side note also. The NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 420M graphics card on the laptop I linked worries me slightly. Any better ideas out there. Thanks again.

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The cheaper, the better.
I don't need a large monitor. I don't care for them in the slightest.
19" is what I'm shooting for. That makes it 4 inches larger than my laptop's already decent (for me) 15 inches.

And even if I did want a larger monitor, I'd have nowhere to put it.

I was looking at this model: ASUS VW193TR

It has a lot of good reviews, except one guy who had a bad experience with it.
I'll take that as an isolated incident.

A different guy mentioned that it wasn't for gaming.
I could understand that maybe it doesn't excel at gaming, but I don't see why it would be bad for gaming.

The refresh rate looks decent, and the response time is within the 2ms-5ms gaming range.

Is there something I'm missing?

Answer:Decent gaming monitor for under $150?

So did you buy this monitor? I use a 24" Samsung SyncMaster 245bw. I might be able to fit a 32 inch monitor on this desk though

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my last mouse was out of work once more. who know, i've just used it for 2 months. so terrible. i am tired of purchasing these kind of stuff over and over again. in badly need of a decent gaming mouse. my friend suggest me to go with this Razer Copperhead 2000dpi Laser Gaming Mouse. it is said to be great. but i am not sure it is that good. so plz give me some suggestions. tks

Answer:help me find a decent gaming mouse

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Im looking to replace the hunk of junk im using right now. Id like to get something with at least the following specs:

1680X1040 screen size
1gb of ram
60gb 7200rpm
Geforce 6600 GT
Athlon 64 3400+
Windows XP Home

Now the thing is, i cant find any place that has a barebook which uses both a 64 and a 6600GT. The only processor ive found that comes with the 6600GT is a Pentium M. The only vid card ive found that comes with a 64 is a 9700 Pro.

This will be used for a decent amount of gaming (HL2, Painkiller, FarCry, etc). Also, my budget is around $1500, but its sorta flexible.

Sorry, im not incredibly knowledgable on computers. Any input is appreciated.

Answer:Decent gaming laptop: 6600GT + AMD 64?

You should REALLY look into a desktop or at least a mini PC...

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what kind of keyboard do u guys use?? is this Logitech MK700 Wireless Desktop Keyboard & Laser Mouse nice for gaming?? i am not too content with my last set and looking for a new one now. so happend to find this one. looks nice. kinda love it. but i am not sure it is that good. what about its performance?? is it a nice buy?

Answer:recommend me a decent gaming keyboard??

My personal opinion is always wired rather than wireless keyboards and mice for gaming.

I have always been a fan of Logitech mice and am currently using a G500 which is a nice bit of kit in my opinion. keyboards I have never been that bothered about, I am using a pretty bog standard one at the moment and it does the job as far as I am concerned.

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Hey guys,

I'm seriously contemplating buying this computer I built off a website named but I need to know what you guys think. The total cost is $1,344.41 with an extra 26$ for home delivery + next day shipping.

• Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced

• Intel Core i7 2600 Processor

• Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2P-B3 - B3 Stepping - Micro ATX

• G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8GB(2x 4GB) Memory Kit

• XFX Radeon HD 6870 - 1024MB 256-bit DDR5 RAM

• Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 - 500GB

• LG 22x DVD Burner

• Cooler Master GX Series 750W Power Supply

• Cooler Master 120mm Silent Fan - RED

• Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - SP1 - 64-Bit

• United Electrical Onsite for 1 Year Warranty - Up to $3,000

Answer:Are these decent specs for a gaming comp?

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Oh - its that old chestnut eh... can I get a gaming laptop for £350-£380? Well, ok so I have a limited budget but also limited requirements. I am happy with older games but equally wanted good value for money so I have chosen to go for a refurb (or 2nd hand):I am looking at a Dell XPS M1530 2.4GHz T8300 Core 2 Duo 15.4" Laptop for £320 (Geforce 8600m GT)... I have a desktop and understand these but am new to laptops. I guess my question is, is this a steal or is there something i should be looking at as a viable alternative for a similar price?Size wise I don?t want anything massive as I will be using it on the train...Thanks guys!

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hey guys
right iv recently built a gaming pc, with the help of the people at TechSpot forums and until now iv used the standard sound card that came with my ASUS Maxiums SE Formular.
Its a SupremeFX II
as its a gaming pc, and everything else is top spec, i figure why not upgrade my sound card. Its currently connected to my surround sound in my room, in the form of a Denon AVR-F100. Its connected to 4 speakers, need a center speaker. Iv currently got it hooked up to the pc via a coaxial cable. I don't really play games loud enough to notice any deficiency in my sound card, but then again i don't know how it should sound in the first place.
So i need some advice on one of, or the best gaming sound card available.
I don't mind spending a decent amount on it
Is there a difference between a PCI or a PCI-E sound card?
Thanks guys

PC Specs if it helps
Intel Quad Core Q6600 G0 @ 3.96Ghz (Watercooled)
ASUS Maxiumus Formula Special Edition Intel P38 (Socket 775) (Watercooled NB)
OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (4 X 1GB)
OCZ GameStream 1010Watt PSU
ATI Radeon X2900 Pro 1GB GDDR4 (858/1153) EK Waterblock (hopefully upgrading soon)
X2 Samsung Spinpoint T501 500 GB 16MB Buffer

Answer:Advice on a decent/top gaming sound card

Creative makes some nice cards.

Depends on how much you want to spend but I'm guessing you'd want something like 24-bit, 96KHz+ with 5.1 channels or more for what your doing. You can spend a little more for a card with 192KHz. I'm sure this will improve your audio quality but from what I hear I don't notice much difference between on-board and a sound card, I figure they are better for people who deal more with audio editing and such, just to keep in mind if you buy a 200$ card you may not notice much of a difference. For gaming I'm sure it will help as well though.

The difference between PCI and PCI Express is that PCI Express has more bandwidth, its much faster. I'm not to familiar with sound cards so I don't know if buying a PCI Express card would make to much of a difference over a PCI one.

Take a look here and you can read up on it, their is a nice chart a bit down that tells you the speeds of the different PCI slots.

That looks like one crazy build you've got anyways, lucky >;D

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I'm browsing around on newegg for a new gaming headset but all the quality headsets I see in the 30-70$ range are noise-cancelling. My brother and I LAN often so I would prefer non-noise cancelling headphones (plus I find anything things that completely cover your ears to often be uncomfortable if gaming for over an hour).

This is the best I've managed to find so far : Gaming Headset G330

According to various reviews they have great comfort, mediocre durability and sub-par sound and voice quality, and are only somewhat noise cancelling.

I think the noise cancelling and great comfort outweigh the need here for quality sound and voice quality. If I'm going to watch a movie or listen to music I will use the speakers.

Edit: Must have a mic.
Edit2: Apparently newegg does not ship to Canada?


Answer:Decent headset - not noise cancelling for gaming?

I have a pair of these. They are circumaural but the cushions are fairly soft, and they don't hurt my head or ears after extended gaming. They do get a little warm. They sound pretty good, but I turn down the bass a bit on my sound card so explosions don't drowned out important details I might need to find other people on a map.

newegg.CA should deliver to Canada maybe you have a different issue you're not fully aware of yet.

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System specs

MSI ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z97-GD65 GAMING
Intel? Core? i7-4790K Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
(1) EVGA GeForce GTX 970
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 B2 Power Supply
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 Vengeance 8GB PC15000 DDR3 RAM - 18 (4 sticks)
Samsung SSD 830 Series (250Gig, used for OS)
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2 TB HD (storage)
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

Help me Obi-wan Kenobi, you're my only hope

Answer:BSOD's after fairly decent gaming rig build

Hello bunabayashi,

You are receiving Bugcheck 0xA

Cause This bug check is issued if paged memory (or invalid memory) is accessed when the IRQL is too high.

The error that generates this bug check usually occurs after the installation of a faulty device driver, system service, or BIOS.

If you encounter bug check 0xA while upgrading to a later version of Windows, this error might be caused by a device driver, a system service, a virus scanner, or a backup tool that is incompatible with the new version.

Also, one of your dumps points specifically to your driver for Nvidia graphics

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Lets start by ensuring we get the correct drivers for everything

Update your motherboard BIOS and make sure all other drivers are up to date

Try reinstalling your current graphic card driver (Version 344.75). If that doesn't help, try the Beta driver in the link below (Version 347.09). If that doesn't work, roll back to version (Version 344.65)
Drivers | GeForce

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Looking for advice on how I can remedy this issue I'm having. I just upgraded my motherboard, cpu and memory from an Opteron 150, 2gb OCZ ddr 400 and some Asus nforce 4 board. Here's my complete list of my current relevant parts:

Asus P5B Deluxe mobo
Core 2 Duo E6420 oc'd to 3.2ghz, 1.375v
Corsair Dominator DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 2T 2.1v
Geforce 7800gtx 256mb 450/1250
WD Raptor 74gb hard drive
Antec Neo 480w power supply

My 3dmark06 score with this setup is 2880. In games that I never had a problem with on my old setup, I'm now getting poor frames and choppiness. I'm on a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro and all my drivers are up to date. I've tried going back to default timings. I ran memtest for 10 hours with no errors. Haven't had any hard lockups or restarts so far. Temperatures look good.

I know my video card is a bit outdated now but it did fine before I changed out the board, cpu and memory. The only thing I can think of at this point is maybe the power supply? Figured I'd get some input from you folks before swapping out parts, though.


Answer:Decent hardware, poor gaming performance

hmm, I've had numerous problems like this. The first time it was because the OC on the GPU was unstable, and I didn't realize it until I put it back to clock speed. One time it was because of an outdated hard drive. It was an old drive with a new mobo, and I dont think that really "got along." lol, dunno if that's really what it was, but a new HD fixed the problem.

I really dont think that it would be your power supply, but I guess that it is a possibility. But really, I've heard of things like this being the motherboard, in this case I highly doubt it, but it is possible I guess.

The only thing that I can really think of to try that you havn't is re-formatting, and, you probably have already done that.

Those are just some things I've had problems with that are similar, Don't think it will help a lot, but it might

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So I currently have an NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT graphics card, it it works pretty well for the games I play. However, Sonic Generations (a game I purchased through a Steam game sale), runs slowly and gets anywhere from 18-11 frames per second. Even on it's lowest quality settings and lowest resolution (720 x 480 @ 29Hz) it's still a tad slow.

Any suggestions on an upgrade? I have a budget...I mean, I'm a college student, after all...

Answer:Decent Graphics Card for Gaming on Windows 8?

Two things:

You might get more responses if you gave a budget for the card.

Your 300W power supply is a bit weak for most significant upgrades. For example, Sapphire ( requires a 400W PSU for their cards that don't use any auxiliary PCI-E power connectors. If you need to swap the PSU, stay with the respected manufacturers (Antec, Corsair, Seasonic are usually recommended, but there are others.)

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Old computer, that's already understood, all I want to do with this recently bought machine is to play with it; I have a stash of $200 available.I would just like to play games like TF 2 and Roblox with the least of performance problems, I know this computer was suited for the office back then, but I'm trying to take advantage of it.
OP. System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bitProcessor: Intel Core 2 Dou Memory: 4 GB, 3.36 GB usableGraphics card: Intel GMA  3100Power supply?: 305w I'm also using a Tenda 150 Mbps Wireless N usb adapter for wifi.I really don't know what else to throw in there, sorry if I made myself look completely idiotic.
I want to find out if what I need is a graphics card, more ram, a new processor, everything with a new power supply? Or is it just the game that is being broken, maybe my drivers or I'm just being a complete idiot not knowing the answer is in my face? If anyone could help, I'd gladly appreciate that. I've been through a few forums, but they're all years back, prices have changed and links have expired, the specifications for TF 2 have also been changed leaving me clueless. All I have is my character being stretched out, the weapon in-hand disappearing, the other characters almost invisible and floating, some barely lag but that's not the problem, also the sound is also perfect, some parts/items of the map like crates or an implemented shovel for example flash green and/or pink.  

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I have a Lenovo m58p 7360 and I want to upgrade it with parts to make it suitable for playing AAA games but I do not know which parts are compatible with the pc. Can someone help ne please?

Sent from my LG-H818 using Tapatalk

Answer:Lenovo M58p 7360 upgrade to decent gaming pc


Hopefully some of our members will chime in soon.


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I have a dell dimension e521 with the following

AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.00GHz
2.00 GB Ram
XP Media Center ver 2002 SP 3
NVidia GeForce 7300 LE

Looking to Upgrade my video card so that I can play games like GTA IV.
Price wise below or around $150 us

Dell recommends this card - retails from dell Canada at $99.95 Canadian dollars
Radeon HD 4550 512 MB GDDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card

just wondering what those of you in know think of this card and any other recommendations you might have.

I will give more detailed info on my system if you need it.


Answer:Solved: can you recommend a decent gaming video card

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Sorry if this is the wrong section, but seems more hardware than gaming.

I currently have a Dell GX 280 with 3 gb of ram, and if it matters, I use about a "13 in. screen.
(The rest I do not specifically know, but maybe this can help a little)

Now that WoW seems to be a bit more demanding in the graphics department, I decided to change my integrated for a real card. I need a PCI-E card that can match these performance levels, Up my fps in WoW by a good 15 (currently at about 20 in casual playing), run other, more demanding games at ease (not expecting a maxed out performance, just a nice decent play for games like Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead).

I have a pending order for
But right now, I am also eying, but this deal is ending TODAY
(read up and it mentions something about DDR3 having reduced watt usage)

Still, I thought this was all there was to the whole pc thing, but apparently my computer might not have enough watts. (the description online says the PSU is only 250w or 310w). I am not looking to spend much money($50-$150) but i still want decent fps and graphics. Can my computer generally support either graphics cards? Should I just buy a less demanding graphics card? Or will a less demanding graphics card be unable to play games like Left 4 Dead, Call of Duty 5, etc. If so, do I need to buy a new PSU... Read more

Answer:Solved: Power problems in turning my pc into a decent gaming machine?

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Just bought a new computer.  I'm trying to look up what parts are in it but I get an error that it could not retrieve parts informaiton.  The warranty status works and the other computer I bought I can look up it's parts but not this one. Can anyone help.  I would like to know what's inside.

Answer:New computer. Trying to look up parts but get Error : Could not retrieve parts information

You can go to system information and gain some information from the computer itself.  The lenovo site has a habit of being too busy and giving error messages.  They are also behind in getting parts info up for all models.  I got a message that my line has not been done yet.  Either could be your problem, or neither :-) who knows with Lenovo.

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ok so a new gaming PC around $2000

CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit

Western Digital Caviar SE 500GB 3.5" SATA-300 Hard Drive

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 750GB 3.5" SATA-300 Hard Drive

Rosewill RX750-D-B 750W Power Supply

Antec Nine Hundred Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window

RAZER RZ01-00170100 Banshee Blue Laser Lachesis Gaming Mouse
oh this doesnt need to be here

Sony NEC Optiarc Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s

Koutech IO-RCM620 USB 2.0 3.5"/5.25" Card Reader

Total = $680 so far

Thats all i know for sure that i will probably use.

For my graphics card i was thinking

2x EVGA GeForce 8800GT 512-P3-N801-AR Video Card for $229 each

but i was looking and a found the same card for $215 except not retail at newegg.
wtf does that mean?? I saw that adveratisment on the top of this site it said $214 for direct or something. Then for further doubt the 9600 came ou... Read more

Answer:New gaming PC help on parts?


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im working on it...............

done i think happy?
wow my 0/) key is messed up so are some others but i didnt really use them. Maby a new keyboard? but i like the volume adjust buttons on mine. They're usefull!

I don't really like the high speed 10,000(wow my button is really screwed) it doesn't seem worth it. Im not a hardcore gammer, i just have a really sucky computer and need a new one but i do game some. This isnt just exclusively a gaming comp, just a fast comp that runs games very nicely

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Ive been wanting to build a new pc for a while now, ive been looking around with some help and come up with this build... but it looks over the budget i have £1000 Is there any parts i could downgrade but still keep near the same performance? Still want overclock for future. Wanting to play a lot of Simulator Games and Recording Gameplay from time to time but high performance games like GTA Project Cars and VR Usage Please :)
ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming Motherboard -
Intel Core i7 6700K Processor (4 GHz, 4 Core, 8 Threads, 8 MB cache, LGA1151 Socket Box) -
Corsair CMK16GX4M2A2666C16R Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2666Mhz CL16 XMP 2.0 High Performance Desktop Memory Kit -
Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive-
Seagate Desktop 3.5 inch 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB 6GB/S Internal SATA Drive -
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card -
Corsair CW-9060024-WW Hydro Series H80i V2 120 mm High Performance All-In-One Liquid CP Cooler-
Corsair CC-9011083-WW Carbide Series SPEC-ALPHA Windowed Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Computer Case-
-Corsair RMi Series RM850i ATX/EPS Fully Modular 80 PLUS Gold 850 W Power Supply
Thanks For Any Help!!

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Hi guys,
I'm putting together my first gaming PC and I'd like some feedback on the parts that I've selected. I've never built a PC myself before, so apologies if I'm not very up to speed. The PC will be used primarily for gaming, 3d modelling/sculpting and rendering.
Here are the components that I've selected.

Case: Corsair 600T Graphite Series Mid Tower Case

CPU: Intel CPU Core i7 2600K Unlocked Sandy Bridge Quad Core Processor

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS V GENE Intel Z77 Socket 1155 Ivybridge Ready Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Memory Vengeance Black 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop

Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 670 FTW NVIDIA Graphics Card - 2GB

Storage: 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D SATA III - 6Gb/s Hard Drive - HDD

Disc Drive: Sony Optical DVD-ROM, DDU1681S-0B, SATA, OEM

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 CMPSU-750TXV2UK 750W Power Supply (PSU)

Processor Cooling: Corsair H80 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit OEM Operating System

SSD: 240GB SSD Corsair Force Series 3 Series SATA III - 6Gb/s Solid State Drive

Answer:Do these PC Parts look okay for a new gaming rig?

Do not forget to add a tube of thermal paste to your list.
You could certainly drop your PSU if you were looking to save a few quid. Apart from that a very nice list of components.

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this build is only about 600 (OS price not included with this) and looking to see if it'll run ok or if it may be too powerful for the psu. Im mostly worried about the Case and PSU. the case looks really nice but i cant find any retailers around that have it or any pictures of the inside. Getting this PC for Diablo 3 and possibly Battlefield 3.

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3600MHz Socket AM3+ Quad-Core 32nm Processor
MOBO: Asus M5A78L-M-LX-Plus uATX Motherboard, AMD 760G Chipset, DDR3 1866
RAM: Corsair Dominator 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz
GPU: ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD6850 1GB PCI Express 2.1 x16 Video Card
STORAGE: Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3.5-inch 1TB SATA 6Gb/s Internal Hard Drive ST31000524AS, 32MB Cache
CASE: Tiveco TYP-001RD-580W Mid Tower Computer Case
PSU: 580W Power Supply(comes with case)

Answer:Want to know if these parts seem ok for gaming

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Question: New gaming parts

Hi looking at building a new computer and was wondering what would be the best motherboard. Im hoping i can keep my existing processor( Intel core 2 duo 3.4 ghz) as im on a budget. I primarily use the computer for gaming but it has a bit of trouble with my new game stalker clear sky. Any ideas on a video card at the moment i hav a nvidia geforce 7600gt. Th ecomputer as reached it upgrade potencial because the video cards a agp and i would like to be able to upbrade in the future.

Thanks Crimson shadow

Answer:New gaming parts

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So basically I am building a pc, but I have never done it before so I need a bit of advice when it comes to parts. The pc will be for gaming and streaming, including games with mods, so it needs to be quite powerful but not stupidly expensive, however it doesn't need to be too cheap as I know I'm going to need some good parts. I was looking at triple or quad memory channel motherboards but I'm not sure what motherboards are the best. I need a computer that can run powerful games and stream, I was also thinking of running two or three monitors. If someone could advise me on a motherboard (triple or quad memory channel), RAM that will optimise the performance of a triple or Quad channel motherboard, a processor capable of doing what I ask and a video/graphics card.
Thanks for reading what has turned into a essay, I would appreciate any help or advice anyone could give me.

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Hey Peeps, I'm looking into building a new PC for gaming on-line. Games like counterstrike source and call of duty 2 and some old school games like black hawk down and nascar 2004. I'm currently runnig an AMD athlon 3000+ ( A socket) K7N2 delta motherboard. 1 gig of some ddr400 econo ram and don't laugh but an ATI radeon9550 256mb. I'm prepared to spend around $2000. I only have little knoweledge on what to get. I heard that I should only get a single core cpu because games are only single app. Oh yea I also run team speak client while playing my games. I don't mind spending some extra cash if its worth it but I'm soo far out of the loop I don't know which video card / cards to buy. Should I buy a 512 card with single pci express slot or (2) 256 cards and a SLI motherboard. is 939 socket that much less than AM2 socket? Oh and I'm a AMD man . Not sure why but I am, heard the P4 run real hot I guess. I'm trying to keep this short but I could use a ground up what to get. Any help would be greatly helpful,
thanks, Pete

Answer:Need Help with selection of parts for gaming PC

Here's a system for ya:

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz - $218

Motherboard - ASUS P5N32-E SLI - $299

RAM - 2048MB Dual channel Corsair XMS - $315

Hard Drive - Seagate 320GB SATA - $95

Video Card - eVGA 8800GTS - $450

That is a pretty damn powerful system and it comes to $1377. That leaves around $600 to spend on a monitor, additional hard drives, a case,another 8800GTS for SLI, CPU coolers, power supplies, mice, keyboards etc. Anything else you need for the system can probably be purchased for $600.

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Hi, for a long time I've been considering building a new PC and have been looking for parts for quite awhile now. As I'm not familiar with prices, I was wondering if anyone could give me some suggestions for parts to buy to make the system.

More specifically, I'd like to know what parts I can get at the best price for performance to run a game like Oblivion (or any of the newest PC games at full settings with good results)
Basically, I need reccomendations for

-The best video card(s) for the price that will run these games at high settings
-The best motherboard/processor for the price
-How much RAM I would need, and what type will work best for me
-Other things that I might need to run the system, if you have any ideas (Cooling apparatus, etc.)
I realise this is kind of alot to ask but if anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appriciated.

Thank you!

Answer:Need advice on Parts for my new Gaming PC! :)

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Im buying alot of stuff for a new computer. I wanted to ask if these parts would all work together and will it play all the latest games.

Asus M2A-VM Socket AM2 AMD690G + ATI SB600 Chipset Dual Channel DDR2 800/667/533 Integrated ATI X1250 Graphics Micro ATX

A-DATA DDR2 800 240pin 4GB Kit (2x2GB) Unbuffered-DIMM Non-ECC Memory

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ (65W) Dual-Core Socket AM2

XFX GeForce 8800GT 512mb

and will this case fit with my motherboard
Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case ATX 3/0/(6) 2xUSB Audio No PS

Answer:Buying new gaming parts.

Not really sure on the overall setup, but something I will say is it may be worthwhile getting an aftermarket GPU cooler for that card.

I have an XFX 8800GT which is factory overclocked and had quite a few problems with it at first. After investigation it would appear they can (but not always) have problems when the GPU goes over 75C (which isnt uncommon on stock cooling, a lot of people had problems).

I stuck a Thermalright HR-03GT on mine with a 90mm fan and it runs like a dream now, maxing out at around 50-52C when stresstested.

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Hi guys,
I have someone who said they can put together a pc for me I just need to get the parts but the thing is I have no idea what to buy ! This is where hopefully you guys come in, could someone please make me a list for a fairly decent gaming pc that would have to work with this resolution 1360x768 and my price limit is £550 ! If anyone could help than that would be great thanks !

Answer:Help me choose parts for gaming pc !

Do I take it you already have monitor? What about other "peripherals" eg keyboard, mouse, speakers, operating system? Do they need to be included in budget, and do you want PC for any other specific tasks, besides gaming?

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Hey recently I have looked into making a gaming pc, I watched a video on a pc set-up but my friends didn't agree it was good enough so I edited it, in the end I came out with these parts and I don't know if they will all be compatible. Can someone please help?
These are the parts:
CPU- AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
motherboard- Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard
memory- Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
storage- Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
video card- Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card
case- BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case
power supply- Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
optical drive- Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer

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Hello guys I was talking to my parents and they said for my birthday in august they might give me $200 for a budget gaming pc build I already have the case, DVD drive, hdd's, and I need somthing that can play BO2 I need a Mobo, PSU, CPU, GPU, I think thats all what could you guys reccomend me some parts?

EDIT: Oh and I need to stay with DDR3 ram I already have tons of ddr3 ram

Answer:Parts for a budget gaming PC

Man, $200 isn't really enough to get yourself a proper build, even without the parts you listed. If I were you, I'd wait until I had a good $400-500 dollars before you begin to think about a gaming PC.

If that isn't possible, for whatever reason, check out teksyndicate's cheap *** gaming rig.

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hey can anyone help me out? im going to build my first pc, are these parts compatible with one another? if they dont, any possible recommendations? thanks.
motherboard: Asrock 970A-G/3.1
processor: AMD vishera FX-6300
RAM: Geil DDR3 evo veloce PC12800 (2x8GB)
VGA: XFX radeon RX460 4GB DDR5
COOLER: 1stplayer steampunk watercooler dual fans
PSU: antec edge 650w
CASE: cube gaming weiss G1
and a couple of extra fans
also how well will this perform as gaming pc?
i will be playing wide ranges of games from outlast, dark souls, sims, and etc.

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I'm planning on putting together a PC for gaming, but I'm new to this, so I have a couple questions. I'd really appreciate some help here.

Okay, first off, I'm not going to be able to purchase anything online, so I was wondering, will that make it any more difficult to find the parts I need? Here are the parts I was thinking of going with (most of which I chose with cost in mind), and I was wondering if you think these are likely to be in stock in most elecontronics stores.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12-330 ATX12V 330W
Motherboard: ASRock 939Dual-SATA2
RAM: Corsar Value Select 1GB (2X512Gb)
Video card: Sapphire Radeon X800GTO AGP
Case: RAIDMAX Elite ATX-208BP

By the way, if you think there's something I'll have trouble finding, I'd appreciate it if you could recommend me something a little more common, but also, keep in mind that I don't have a lot to spend.

The case is something else I wanted to ask about, too. I was told that some motherboards don't fit in certain cases, and maybe it's the same deal with certain other parts, too, but what I was wondering was, how do I know which case will be the right size for my motherboard and everything else? Is there a certain size I ask for?

Also, just for clarification, I can use the hard drive, optical drive, monitor, keyboard, and mouse from my current PC, so I don't have them listed.

Answer:Solved: Buying parts for a Gaming PC

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I'm partial to ATI over Nvidia, what pieces do I need to make an extreme high-end pc, I've heard someone say quad-sli, can ati match/beat that, and what exactly is it.

Answer:Hardcore Gaming pc help needed(parts)

ATI can't match that. Nvidia has made cards that are basically two cards in one. So if you put two of those in SLI you are now running the equivalant of 4 video cards. Of course, I don't believe there are any games that can actually take advantage of that at this time.

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Please tell me if this stuff will be incompatible, and i dont know which hard drive to use, so help me there. And I think that the video card is a good deal.

84.99$ Video Card- 575mhz core clock 1200mhz RAM Clock
53.99$ Hard Drive- 160GB
53.99$ Hard Drive- 160GB
29.99$ Case- Lit Case & 450W PSU
25.95$ Sound Card- Great PCI Sound Card
9.49$ Mouse- 1300 Dots Per Inch Mouse, Accurate as hell
79.99$ RAM 1gb+512 Mushkin- 1GB Mushkin RAM, I have a 512MB stick already
106$ Processor- 3.2GHZ Pentium 4 Processor
63$ Motherboard- Motherboard With PCI-e PCI and 2GB RAM support
60$ Windows XP Home- On Ebay

------------------------------------------------555$ With Shipping----------------------------------------------------------------------

I think i should get a decent FPS

Answer:Building a gaming PC, I have found all parts

Do not use that PSU. You think a 450W PSU that comes for $30 with a case is going to serve you well? Think again.

Get one from a reliable manufacturer; Antec, Enermax, PCP&P, FSP Group, etc etc

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Well folks here is the rig I ordered.

CORSAIR XPERT 2-2-2-5 1GB Memory kit
Maxtor DIAMOND 10 SATA drive with 16MB cache. 250MB
NEC ND3540 DVD-R drive
Thermaltake Water cooling kit.
PC Power and Cooling 510 SLI
BFG tech 7800GTX
Thermaltake Armor Case (Silver)

1.) I of course plan on having more drives added in near future. I however am a little rusty when it comes to building a new system. I have been out of building for 3 years. So it was time to upgrade. I currently have DISH NETWORK satellite television. I was planning on purchasing MEDIA CENTER 2005. Should I go with this OS or should I stick with WIN XP PRO?

2.) My 2nd question pertains to what is the best way to install MEDIA CENTER and seperate the MEDIA content drives from the GAMING drives? I am an AVID gamer and would like to play games and at the same time enjoy all of my programs recorded on MEDIA CENTER 2005.

Answer:Just order parts for new Gaming RIG. Which OS should I choose?

xp pro id say.....or you can be daring and wait untill longhorn comes out!

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Some days ago I asked for help when Iw as building my system, well I pretty much finished and here's what I have right now:

Asus P5Q Pro Turbo
Intel Core Quad Q6600
2x2GB DDR2 1066 Corsair
WD Raptor 150GB + 1TB WD Black for storage
XFX HD 4870 1GB
Antec 650w triple 12v rail
Windows Vista 64-bit
LG Blu ray/HD dvd drive

Well I go over my budget a little and I couldn't afford a monitor at the moment, so I plug my old 17" Hyundai L70N which has a max res of 1280x1024 75hz and 16ms response.

My question is: Every game I've installed (I've tried Crysis and Age of empires III) it runs but it flickers anywhere I place the mouse on AOE, I saw diagonal lines when playing crysis and the gun pixelates as I move, is this because of my old monitor? or Windows Vista 64- bit and DX10 are the ones causing this.

I'm guessing those because before I was running Crysis with very good performance with only 2GB of DDR2 800 an 8800GT and Windows XP and back then I had a 22" viewsonic, so, the HD 4870 and the 4GB of ram should improve on the performance, however I know DX10 is more a resourse hog, could my current system be a problem to run crysis if yes how come an old game like AOE does have the same problem, I honestly think it's my monitor, but I want to ask to be sure if this problem will be gone next week when I order my monitor or I should look to figure it out the problem right now, BTW I already lower my settings and I see no improve... Read more

Answer:Screen flickers at some parts while gaming

Hi RM,
I bet that goes away when you upgrade your monitor, 16ms is pretty slow, sounds like screen tearing, your rig is sending to many FPS to that monitor. have you tried turning on vsync?

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OK so im building a cheap AMD gaming rig for my wife to play WoW on and some other games but i will use it to.

So far i have this

CPU-AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ -$74.99
Case-NZXT TEMPEST - $99.99 with $30 rebate.
Video card-EVGA 512-P3-N973-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB-$124.99 with $15 rebate

i have a 600Watt ultra PSU that i will be reusing from a previous build i just wanted a good solid MB and Ram so i can O.C a bit. I want to stay as close to $500 as possible. also a good HSF for the CPU. also any suggestions on the parts i have already picked out will be great thnx.

Answer:Building a cheap AMD gaming rig need help with some parts

The Ultra is not dependable over time... It has wide swings in output under stress.
Look at the EVGA and MSI boards, and Zalman cooler for dependable quality parts at low cost.

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Hi guys. Can you suggest about what a power supply could be more than enough for a PC? For hardcore gaming. lol thanks

Answer:Power supply parts for Gaming

Corsair AX850W
A few more details, such as your definition of hardcore gaming. Opinions vary wildly.
Essentially the rule is Single GPU, 750W. 2 GPU's 850W 3 1000W+

Never cheap out on a PSU for 'hardcore use'. Always go with a reputable brand.

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Building my first pc, looking for some advice on which parts to buy, here's some info:

* I want to build a gaming PC
* I want to spend about $900-1000(that's not including shipping/tax to keep things simple).
* I live in California, USA
* I want to buy from newegg
* I am not reusing any old parts from an earlier build
* I haven't bought any parts yet
* I do not need any peripherals
* I don't have an OS and I want windows 7 home
* Since this is my first time building a PC, I would like to avoid liquid cooling and stick with fans, I also don't plan on overclocking.
* Full size case is fine; I don't plan on moving PC for lans etc.
* I do modding on an older game which has trouble with radeon drivers, so I want a nVidia card.

All help is appreciated

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Hello guys I'm new here and this is my first post.

I heard of this great informative site so I wanted to get a second opinion on the build I'm planning on and the parts I am buying. I'm planning to build a pc for gaming and just regular web surfing and school stuff. This is also my first time building my own pc. I have watched many 2 hour long videos and I am confident enough to build my own. Ok so these are the parts I am looking at. If I could please have your opinions on the compatibility of all the parts and quality that would be great. I have a budget of about $2000.

-psu= corsair cx600 watt

-cpu= Intel core i5-4670k quadcore

-motherboard= asus z87 pro or asus z87 pro (v edition) what's the difference besides the price?

-case- nzxt phantom 410 mid tower

-graphic card= evga GeForce gtx770

-ssd= Samsung evo 750gb 2.5 or 1tb. Which do you guys recommend is better for gaming? Is 1tb necessary?

-ram= corsair vengeance (2x4gb)

-odd= asus 24x DVD drive oem

-os= windows 7 home premium 64 bit oem

Ok that's everything guys. Do you guys think I have a good parts list? Thank you for your feedback.

Answer:Solved: New gaming build, second opinion on parts.

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Processor (CPU)
AMD A4-6300 Dual Core APU (3.7GHz) & Radeon™ HD 8370D Graphics
ASUS® A58M-E FM2+ (M-ATX, DDR3, USB 2.0, 3Gb/s)
Memory (RAM)
Graphics Card
1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 750 - DVI, mHDMI, VGA - 3D Vision Ready
1st Hard Disk
500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB CACHE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
Memory Card Reader
Power Supply
Processor Cooling
Sound Card
Wireless/Wired Networking
USB Options

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So I've been here before asking about a little build and have come to the conclusion that I'd like something a little different. What I'd like from you guys is to know whether these parts are compatible or even good at all. I will list the names of the parts and just copy/ paste the exact names into Google and the Amazon pages should show up. So here we go!
Tower Case (With built In PSU) - DESKTOP COMPUTER PC CASE Galaxy 3 Mid Tower Black 450W PSU Bubble Light Windows LED
Motherboard - Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to 32GB DDR3, USB 3.0, uATX)
Or this more expensive motherboard... Let me know if there's any point in getting the better one!
MSI 970 Gaming AMD AM3 GBE LAN ATX Motherboard
Processor - AMD FX8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor (4.0/4.2GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 8MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 125W, Retail Boxed) by AMD
RAM / Memory - HyperX FURY Series 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10 DIMM Memory Module - Red
Graphics/video card - Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti WindForce2 OC 4 GB Graphics Card
Cooling / Fans - Cooler Master RR-212E-16PK-R1 Hyper 212 Evo "Ultra High Performance, 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes, Universal CPU Cooler" Black Fan
SSD - Solid State Drive - Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB 6GB/S Internal SATA Drive
optical drive - Samsung SATA DVD - Black
Operating System software - Windows 7 Home Premium Refurbished DVD - 64bit

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This is my first time to build a computer so I want to know if the parts I'm getting are good with each other and could say run battlefield 4 and assassins creed 4 on high or ultra and run a skyrim modded to hell with a good enb. Here's the parts I have selected so far:



DVD Drive:

Hard Drive:

Network Adapter:

Graphics Card:

Sound Card:

Power Supply:





CPU Cooler:

Int. SSD:

Thermal Compound:

Desk Decoration: (can't resist the Tali man...)

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Answer:Buying Parts For Building a Gaming Desktop

Don't get Velociraptor. Get a 1TB WD Black instead.
Caching drive: uses the HDD for files, but stores commonly-accessed stuff on the SSD.
For best performance, get an SSD and use it for OS and core productivity programs. Then store games/media/documents on the HDD.
Don't need additional LAN card.
Why are you buying an additional audio card? It's nice, but your mobo comes with a decent one to begin with.
It's probably cheaper to get TWO dual-channel 2x 8GB RAM kits, instead of the quad-channel one.
Maybe spend a little more on CPU cooler, since you're getting the top GPU too. May I suggest a ~$100 all-in-one water cooling kit.
120GB SSDs are better value these days.


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The gaming build below is for playing 3d Nvidia vision setup.

So, please inform me if all parts below compatible with each other or not and do not conflict (will be playing on a 1080P 3D Lcd monitor):

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) $220 - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570(Fermi) $334 - EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Motherboard MSI P67A-G45(B3)LGA 1155 Intel P67 ATX $135 - MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory Kingston 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1333(PC3 10600) $35 - Kingston 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9K3/6G

HDD Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s $40 - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case Rosewill Smart One ATX Mid Tower Computer $40 - Rosewill Smart One ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, Black interior, comes with three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, Option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Power Supply CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPS... Read more

Answer:Building new 3D gaming system. Are all parts compatible?

I think you have a really good set up there with just one exception, the tower.
As you will be using it for gaming you will be generating a lot of heat and a good full size tower will give you better cooling possibilities also that GTX570 is a big card and many midi cases will struggle to accommodate it.
This is the case i use and it is superb, it gives me plenty of space for extra cooling.

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This is my first time to build a computer so I want to know if the parts I'm getting are good with each other and could say run battlefield 4 and assassins creed 4 on high or ultra and run a skyrim modded to hell with a good enb. Here's the parts I have selected so far:



DVD Drive:

Hard Drive:

Network Adapter:

Graphics Card:

Sound Card:

Power Supply:





CPU Cooler:

Int. SSD:

Thermal Compound:

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Answer:Buying Parts For Building a Gaming Desktop

IF I was going to approach a large- or unlimited budget PC, I might consider a 2-SSD system.

For my Boot Drive (Drive C), I'd look at a 120Gb Samsung Evo as the Cheap Option, or Samsung Pro as the expensive option. This would hold my OS and my Program Files.

Then I'd have a Cache Drive (D: or E:, since optical drives might yield benefits from using the D: designator) with a 60Gb-or-small SSD. I'd buy two of these - identical units. Even a 30Gb would be fine. System Caching NEEDS to be smaller, not larger. But get two identical units so IF and when the first one deteriorates, you've got an exact replica to plug and use all of the same system settings. This should last for years and years.

Then, I'd have a storage drive bigger than I expected or believed I'd use. If I think 1Tb is huge (and it is), then I'd look at 2Tb. Or 3Tb or 4Tb. Or maybe I'd even consider getting two storage drives, but this depends on the User Behaviors and Disciplines, too. If a User doesn't "flush his toilet" and clean his system, then no hard drive is ever "big enough" - having 4Tb of trash and garbage is even worse to clean up than a 1Tb storage drive.

But think of a Boot-OS-Program Files drive as a Large, Needfully-Long-Lasting SSD, and then the Cache Drive as a small "temp files" SSD. The Boot Drive requires seldom changes over time - the OS gets updated and fixes, occasionally new programs are loaded. Bu... Read more

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I am using the Bonjour printer wizard to try and connect to my printer but I get thr message "You do not have sufficient access to your computer to connect to the selected printer".I've tried every sugestion I can find with no result.Is there an answer to this problem?

Answer:how can I get sufficient access to my computer to connect to printer?

you probably need to log on as an administrator before you run the wizard.

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Hey, going to build a very high spec gaming PC soon. Would like to know if these parts are good please, thanks.

Intel i5-2500K Sandybridge 3.3Ghz CPU
Asus MAXIMUS IV GENE-Z GEN3 Motherboard
16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM CL9 1600Mhz
Asus GeForce GTX 580 with 1.5GB of memory
Samsung 1TB HDD 32MB cache
Corsair TX750 750W PSU
Fractal Design Core 3000
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

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Hello everyone,Just as the subject suggests that's the exact error a user get when he/she attempts to connect to a printer installed in a Print server running OS Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. I asked our friend Google and I found this I followed the first step to no avail, but ignored the second step, reason being that I just cant do that to 250 PCs in the network, so I am looking for a one time solution, instead of moving from one PC to the other, its quite tiresome and time consuming. Any help please is welcomed.  Note: All client PCs are running OS XP SP3.

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Motherboard = MSI X58 Pro-e Full Size ATX SLI/CF
CPU Intel = i7 950 3.06Ghz Quad Core (3.4Ghz+ O/C)
CPU Cooler = Cooler Master Hyper TX3
Memory = 6GB DDR3 1600Mhz G-Skil
Video Card = ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5 128bit (req'd 550W PSU)
Video Card #2 = None
HDD Primary = 1TB SATA-II 7200RPM WD
HDD Data Backup = None
DVD Drive = 24x DVD+-RW SATA
Power Supply = Rosewill Stallion 600W
Sound Card = Surround 3D Premium Integrated
Card Reader Flash = None
Keyboard = None
Gaming Mouse = None
Speakers = None
Monitor = 22" Acer LCD 1680x1050
Wireless = External USB 802.11b/g
Fans & Cooling = Maximum fans (Blue LED)
Cabling = Standard
Light Cathode = None
OS - Windows = Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Case = Cooler Master CM 690 II

would you recommend any change to this skew? will the cooling system be sufficient? any advice or input at all would be warmly welcomed

Answer:Will this computer have sufficient cooling with this setup? please halp a new gamer X

Post a link to the chassis you have chosen. I don't see a Cooler Master chassis with the number you listed.

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I have one PC out of 40 users that has this problem. It does not matter which of the 15 printers is selected its always the same. It's not a domain policy since his is the only one with the problem. His local policy settings are identical to everyone else. I checked permissions to the spool folder they checked ok. I elevated the user to power users still got the error. No error is reported in the event log. The system has been thouroghly scanned for malware using mbam, mcafee and superantispyware. I tried to add a printer as admin the error changes to the name does not match the driver. All of the drivers work perfectly on other machines. Client is xp pro SP3. I would really appricieate some help I feel like I have been pounding my head against a rock.

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Is my computer decent for Half-life 2?Leaveing out graphics card though...

Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.06Ghz
3.06 GHz Performance Rated at 4.59 GHz
502.1 MB RAM (I know, I need WAY more!!!)

Pretty good for the first 2?

Answer:Is my computer decent?

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Question: Decent Computer?

Hi, I am looking for a pre-built computer with Windows. I found a Wintergreen one on for $300, and was hoping someone might know more about it, and perhaps give some opinions on the system.

Here is the URL:

I don't know what the video card is, and I'm hoping someone might know. Also, would 300 watt supply be good enough?
And! what about adding another 256 or 512MB ram stick?


Answer:Decent Computer?

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Hey guys whats up? I just bought myself a good computer told my parents I needed it for "College" It might not be great but its a great start for me.

I bought this computer Black Friday at best buy for 599.99 with the monitor and printer. And would like to know what you guys think of this computer and what you would do to upgrade it for 2-3 hundred bucks.
or the HP page with specs....

I will be using it mostly for web browsing and using it for editing my snowboard and wakeboarding videos and possibly a little bit of gaming (maybe get into WOW or Call or Duty).

Also there is a hdmi input on the HP Monitor model number w2216h, but there is only a VGA out on the computer. Also there is a 1394a port do I need a 1394b for doing my video editing? Also someone at bestbuy told me the PSU might be a little underpowered.

Sorry if this post is a little long but this is my first computer of my own. Also if I can install the upgrades myself that would be even better.

Thanks so much for your time and help, Brannon McCarthy

Answer:First decent computer - need help

Well normally I don't like how HP take over your computer with 101 startups!
But System Memory (RAM) -> 6GB. Well you gotta like that

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I'm new to PC, just built my first once 5 days ago, i have a 1050ti, 16gb of ram, and a core i5 7500, i was told that's a pretty decent set up and i could run games decent but when i try to play anything i'm running 25-45 fps with everything on low including cs go. All my drivers are up to date as far as i know and I've literally tried everything, the only thing i haven't really messed with is the bios and it kinda scares me because i don't want to ruin my motherboard lol. I've taken my PC apart and put it back together, tried older drivers, turned off all setting i don't need, and more. when i run a bench mark i get a average of 40 fps and my graphics card runs at 100% and my CPU runs at 25%, i don't know if that's important but it might tell y'all something, please don't bash me up too hard lol this is my first PC and i invested everything i have. Im thinking my graphics card might be broken or something, i sure hope not.

Answer:Running low fps on decent computer, I've tried everything

Who told you that it was a decent machine? Where is your benchmark and what did you use to run it?

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(Sry for bad english, I hope you understand) I have a Asus ROG G20 (GTX 950, Core i5 6400, 8GB DDR4 ram) and a 1920x1080 screen. I play Minecraft without mods. I have optifine, because I want AA and AF (Antialiasing and Anistrophic filtering {I can't even spell it :D} are both set to 16x). When my viewrange is set to ~22, fps is only about 40-55! Increasing viewrange causes the fps to drop and if I decrease viewrange, fps increases. BUT, when viewrange is about 22, (according to MSI afterburner) the gpu usage is only 40-60% (Even the small-ish amount of vram {2GB} isn't a problem, because MC only uses ~1GB). All cpu cores are only at 40-70% usage. The 1GB of RAM allocated for Minecraft is always enough, unless I set view range to 30-32. I haven't noticed any overheating problems. While playing Minecraft, CPU is usually about 55, sometimes even 70 Celsius (bit warm, but should not be a problem?) and GPU 60 Celsius. I have 64-bit windows. I previously had 32-bit Java, but I uninstalled it and installed 64-bit Java. That didn't solve the problem. I have the same problems even without Optifine. Optifine's AA and AF don't seem to affect fps very much. So, is there any way I could get (A) Higher fps or (B) higher viewrange without fps loss? :(

Answer:Low fps in minecraft - on a decent computer!?!

Do you updated your VGA drivers?

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So, I went over to my aunt's house to help my cousin install her new printer. She's had her computer for about three years, and bought it when it was new.

I noticed it was really slow, and we were getting various errors throughout the installation (which never got completed). Besides the issues of viruses and spyware, the Control Panel will fault Explorer and close with an error. Also, a lot of installers won't work, because it says an error about the Windows Installer not functioning properly. So, I couldn't scan with Ad-Aware beforehand. And, Windows Update won't work - when I go to the website, I select Express or Custom and I receive an error.

I did scan with Spybot - S&D and AVG Free 7.5, and they removed quite a lot. I have a HJT log, but I can't post it 1. on this board and 2. because it's version 2 BETA. I also ran Cleanup! 4.5, and that removed almost 1GB of temporary files.

I see two options:
1. backup everything and wipe the HDD, since it's been three years since the thing's been maintained, then just start from scratch
2. Cripple through everything and try to work everything out

I may have to go through one. I feel there may be some deeper stuff that I couldn't get, and there is a recovery partition.

What do you recommend?

Answer:Decent Computer Bogged Down

After three years, with probably no routine maintenance and no anti-malware used on continuous basis, it would probably be much easier, faster, and certainly more thorough, to wipe the hard disc clean and reinstall Windows. Just make absolutely sure you have archived anything they think important (family pictures, etc.) first.
This would give you time to review security best practices, etc., with them so that the problems would not repeat themselves.

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Dell 500 Mhz PC w 512MB Ram 13.5 GB HD

40 bucks

My dads company is getting rid of some old stuff. Does that sound like a good deal? How does it compare with the low-end (read: cheap, I'm a poor bastard) stuff that is out now?

Answer:Is this a decent deal for a computer?

40 quid for a working system isnt to be sniffed at matey.

it isnt going to play any state of the art games but appears to be capable of internet and other all the office type stuff.

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I'm new to PC, just built my first once 5 days ago, i have a 1050ti, 16gb of ram, and a core i5 7500, i was told that's a pretty decent set up and i could run games decent but when i try to play anything i'm running 25-45 fps with everything on low including cs go. All my drivers are up to date as far as i know and I've literally tried everything, the only thing i haven't really messed with is the bios and it kinda scares me because i don't want to ruin my motherboard lol. I've taken my PC apart and put it back together, tried older drivers, turned off all setting i don't need, and more. when i run a bench mark i get a average of 40 fps and my graphics card runs at 100% and my CPU runs at 25%, i don't know if that's important but it might tell y'all something, please don't bash me up too hard lol this is my first PC and i invested everything i have. Im thinking my graphics card might be broken or something, i sure hope not.

Answer:Running low fps on decent computer, I've tried everything

Who told you that it was a decent machine? Where is your benchmark and what did you use to run it?

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I have a decent computerPentium 4 3.00 ghz CPUAti Radeon 9250 Video Card512mb of Ram160 GB of Hard DriveI want to fix it up, and try to give it to my friend who has a CRAPPIER computer than this one here, its SO bad u can't even play starcraft on it without lagging : (. so ya.Problems: Everytime I turn it on the windows screen NEVER comes on it just stays black for the whole time.I've wanted to try system restore to try and fix it, but it still does not work because I can't even get to the freaking start screen.Things I've Tried: Changed HD, Changed Ram, Got a new moniter for it, and still nothing works, and its getting very hard for me to get it done by the end of this year, so please give me any advice, and I would gladly accept.

Answer:Computer is decent, but not working

If there is nothing on the screen and you've tried switching monitors then you should try switching the video card. Or, you can try taking the video card out, blowing out the slot, and re-seating the video card. Have you tried switching the cable that goes from the computer to the monitor?

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I'm in 9th grade and I build this computer for a school project since my current rig is a gaming beast I have no need for this one. I was wondering if this would be a decent browser/stream and mid lvl games such as garry's mod and any game with a high optimized source engine?Spec's - MSI N630GT-MD4GD3 GeForce GT 630 4GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card-CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply-Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 -MSI H61M-P31/W8 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard -Intel Pentium G860 Sandy Bridge 3.0GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core250gb ssdsamsung dvd/burnerThis cost total 320$, I already had a copy of windows 7 I've tested it but I need an expert opinion this out preforms my moms hp pavillion which she payed 650$ for so I think I did pretty well.

Answer:Decent browsing computer.

We'd have to know what's in the Pavilion...but i'll go out on a limb here and say probably Yes.

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