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Buy an Ibuypower pc or just get the parts and build one?

Question: Buy an Ibuypower pc or just get the parts and build one?

Should i buy an Ibuypower pc or just get the parts and build one?

I am looking for a pc with the specs below
OS: Windows XP
Video Card: GeForce 8800GT
RAM: 2GB
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9600
PSU: 600 Watt
Hard Drive: 500GB

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Preferred Solution: Buy an Ibuypower pc or just get the parts and build one?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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Answer: Buy an Ibuypower pc or just get the parts and build one?

personally I would build it myself.That way you would be saving a few bucks and you can load os to your liking without the fear of bloated software being installed. and of course what brand of ram and what motherboard you want

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So I'm planning on building my new PC and have found a list of all of the parts that I would like to purchase. This will be my first build and wanted to check that A) all these parts are compatible and B) that these are the best parts I can get for the money.

To clarify I will be using the PC for mainly gaming and Photoshop/other design work. The prices below are the best prices I could find online too. (Budget is about £600)
Tower - Antec 900 Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case - £82.99
Power Supply - Corsair 500 Watt CX500 V2 Builder Series 80 Plus Power Supply - £44.98
CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K - £166.97
Motherboard - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 - £100.00
RAM - Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB - £24.49
Graphics card - Sapphire RADEON HD 6850 - £118.40
Hard drive - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - £61

Think this all I will need (apart from a disc drive) any other hidden costs/ parts that I am missing out too?

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Compatible parts/best parts for own build?

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Question: Re-build parts

This coming weekend, I will be rebuilding my grandparents aging P4 computer with a dreaded 512mb RAM

I wont be needing a new PSU, dvd drive, or case since its a rebuild (I have a spare psu). This new computer will be a mostly an internet and email comp (with some flash a java games)

What do you think of these parts? Also keep in mind I dont want to spend much more then $400

MSI G41M-FD Motherboard
Seagrate ST3320613AS 320gb hard drive
Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 4096MB PC6400 RAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200
 

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I'm waiting for the mobo, cpu, vid card and hdd to show up from ups tomorrow, then I'll be able to put it all together

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811156041
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817159031
DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827106988
Floppy Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16821103203
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145505
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136160
Video: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150098
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103535
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144338

Anything I'm missing here/comments?

Yes I see I haven't included a monitor, I'll find some cheapo used one from a pawn shop or something to use >_>
 

Answer:so here's all the parts to my first build

looks ok woulda gone with another brand of video card but thats just personal opinion . dont like xfx
 

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I guess I'm learning my motherboard is dying.
1155 socket motherboards are cheaper than my present board. ASUS P5N-D
I'm looking at possibly building a Sandy Bridge / 2nd generation I5 set up.
looking at New Egg & TigerDirect it looks like stock cpu coolers now come standard with cpu's
I have a after market cooler---
ASUS Silent Square EVO 92mm Vapo Bearing CPU Cooler which is socket 775.

some websites seem to say that 775 & 1155 use the same mounting bracket hole positions for coolers.
would this cooler handle a 2nd gen I5 ????? its about 6 inches tall and I haven't had any problem out of it.
my sata harddrive is 3mb and I'm looking at a Z68 motherboard which is 6mb so I will need to replace that.
I have a
PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - Performance Edition, 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDCP, Video Card
which I think would work . Z68 mobo says its PCI-E0.2
don't trust old PWS in new build even though its a 850 watt OCZ (4 years old)
would you use any of these old parts in new build
am I crazy in building a 1155 Sandy Bridge instead of jumping to 2001 socket Ivy ?????
 

Answer:use old parts in new build ????

I wouldn't use any of the old parts. I would definately go with 1155 not 2011. PSU's look at Seasonic, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling or FSP.
 

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Hey guys,

I am rebuilding my systems, going to take apart the two I have now and build a new one with new parts as well as old parts from the two systems, its mostly going to be new parts.

The system specs I have in this forum is of the PC that I use to capture/edit/author video and burn to DVD/Blu Ray. My other PC specs is are at sevenforums but is almost identical to this one, except that its a little faster running at 3.30 ghz and has a 120 GB SSD, whereas the tenforum PC has a WD 3000HLFS as boot drive.

I've purchased the following, for new build:

Fractal Design DEFINE R5 case
ASRock Gaming Fatal1ty 990FX Killer AM3+/AM3 AMD 990FX + AMD SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W FD6300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL
XFX Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 R9-390P-8256 8GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Double Dissipation XXX OC Video Card
CORSAIR RMx RM1000X 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply

I was going to get the Sapphire Nitro R9 390 but I waited too long and it sold out so grabbed the XFX since practically same card. Also almost got the 8 core 3.5 GHz CPU but didnt, figured the 6 core 3.5 would be enough, and if you notice didnt get a HD, though was looking at SSDs of 256gb, though I could use the SSD from one of the PCs or even the 10k WD.

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Answer:New Build with new and old parts, best way to install...

You say that you want to use two machines at the same time. To be legal you will need two separate licenses but as long as you have this I don't see that you will have a problem with activation.

See Activate Windows 10 for more information and note the simpler routes to activation for the newest W10 ver 1511 which I would recommend that you download for a clean install.

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Hi I am hoping someone could help me assess a list of components I have chosen to build for my first custom pc.My main worry is that they won't all work together. Any advice would be much appreciated.The components:ProcessorAMD  FX6300 3.5HZ   AM3+ 6 CORE 14MB CACHEMotherboardMSI 970A G43 HD AUDIO ATX 4DDR3 SLOTSSUPPORTS DR3 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1866 / 2133(OC) MHzRamHYPER FURY 4GB 1866MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM MEMORY (RAM)HARD DRIVEWESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLUE250GB16MB CACHEWD2500AAKSGraphics cardASUS GEFORCE GT710 2GB DDR3 VGA DVI-D HDMI PCI-E GRAPHICS CARDCaseCIT DEFENDER BLACK INTERIOR 500W 12cm BLACK PSU 12cm BLUE LED FANThanks in advance

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Hi I am hoping someone could help me assess a list of components I have chosen to build for my first custom pc.My main worry is that they won't all work together. Any advice would be much appreciated.The components:ProcessorAMD  FX6300 3.5HZ   AM3+ 6 CORE 14MB CACHEMotherboardMSI 970A G43 HD AUDIO ATX 4DDR3 SLOTSSUPPORTS DR3 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1866 / 2133(OC) MHzRamHYPER FURY 4GB 1866MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM MEMORY (RAM)HARD DRIVEWESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLUE250GB16MB CACHEWD2500AAKSGraphics cardASUS GEFORCE GT710 2GB DDR3 VGA DVI-D HDMI PCI-E GRAPHICS CARDCaseCIT DEFENDER BLACK INTERIOR 500W 12cm BLACK PSU 12cm BLUE LED FANThanks in advance

Answer:Compatibility of parts for my first build

I suppose it really comes down to what you are needing it for and what your budget is.  For gaming the GeForce 710 video card you have is extremely low end and won't really be usable for anything but the most basic of games.I also wouldn't use the power supply included with a case (especially a CiT one) as they are absolute rubbish and run the risk of damaging other components.  You should always buy a PSU from a reputable brand such as Corsair, XFX, Seasonic, EVGA.etcIf the parts you have listed are at the upper limit of your budget, you would probably be better of waiting and saving up for something better.

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sorry i think this is the wrong forum.

Answer:New to building pc's looking for parts to build a new one

newegg.com has a great selection of parts, and their prices are really good.

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I thought I would get some opinions on what I am putting together. It has been many years since I have done much of this so I am not as sure about current thoughts on the diiferent brands. (and yes I am sticking with Intel) This is all from newegg. I was going to put it in a Ultra Wizard Black ATX Mid-Tower Case and add a 250gb 7200 within a month. (is the raptor worth it?) Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Lite-On 16X DVD Dual Drive, Model SOHW-1633S Black, Retail
Item# N82E16827106962 - $63

Lite-On 16X DVD-ROM, Model SOHD-167T Black, RETAIL
Item# N82E16827131119 - $26

SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM - $8
Item# N82E16821103116

Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD740GD, OEM Drive Only - $176
Item# N82E16822144160

Kingston ValueRAM 240-Pin 512MB DDR2 PC2-4200 - OEM
Item# N82E16820144165 (x2 1GB Total) - $229

Intel "BOXD925XECV2LK" i925XE Chipset Motherboard For Intel LGA 775 CPU -RETAIL -$199
Item# N82E16813121262

Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W with Black housing - Xaser Edition ATX 2-Fan Power Supply -$56
Item# N82E16817153007

Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 550 3.4 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail - $280

MSI nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Video Card, 256MB DDR, 256-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, PCI-Express, Model "NX6800-TD256E" -RETAIL - $335
Item# N82E16814127149


Product total: $1,373

Answer:New build, parts/price ok?

I don't see a power supply? Its a very important piece. also if you could afford it i'd get the Nvidia Geforce 6800 GT, the regular 6800's are a waste I think. but its about $120 dollars more, but thats your call.

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New to building laptops, but I hope it won't weigh as much as my PC... :freak: LOL

Good links? What type of heat sinks for efficiency?

Answer:WHere to get Laptop parts? Want to build one.

It's incredibly hard and expensive to build a laptop. There's no benefit to it.

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Hi,

This is just a list of parts for a new build. The keyboard, mouse, monitor, and OS (it will most probably be Windows XP Home). As always, comments would be appreciated.
Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
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ASUS M2N4-SLI Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 500 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131068
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
$86.99
1

Pioneer 18X DVD±R DVD Burner Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model DVR-112D - OEM
Item #: N82E16827129007
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
$31.99
1

Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower 2.0 Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129155
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
$50.00 Mail-in Rebate
$99.99
1

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO4000DDBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103774
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
$94.50
1

Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820220144
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
$50.00 Mail-in Rebate
$139.99
1

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822144701
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Answer:List of Parts for a New Build

1: In the future, past the newegg link - makes for a far quicker check on what you're wanting us to look at. Info like Return policy, rebate, add-item to cart is not needed.

Example:
$149 EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130056

2 - I'd take the AMD x2 3800 over the 4000. The memory timings on odd-number AMD CPUs causes a slight performance problem. IE: $74 Windsor core at 2.0Ghz is faster.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103733
Or even better and cheaper is the x2 4200 (2.2Ghz) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103741 or for $15 more, the 2.4Ghz: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103749 (which includes a discount 0f $20 for a 500GB HD)

3 - I really don't care much for Patriot brand. Crucial, OCZ, Corsair, G.Skill would be much better choices. Other CAS 2 DDR2 modules: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...Subcategory=147&description=&Ntk=&srchInDesc=

You can chose many other types WITHOUT a mail-in rebate for about the same price! About $100~105.
 

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hi all, Just resloved the clock speed and ratio setting, But now just want to check that the other componets will work fine to. Ordering from Dads,So far, we have a CD-ROM, power supply and case,and a Gigabyte motherboard, GA-7VAX/GA-7VAXP.These are the parts we plan to order. Do u think these will ba a problem?- AMD XP 2400+ 2Ghz FSB333- Radeon 9000 Pro 128MB DDR AGP RP DVI VO Graphics- ExcelStor 60.0GB UDMA100 7200rpm hard drive-256MB 184Pin DIMM PC2700 DDR RAM Non-Parity CL2.5 Its the graphcis card i'm worried about the most, i'm 80% sure about the rest of the system.

Answer:System Build, What do u think of the parts??

Personally I'd get the 9500 Pro as it supports DX9 and is therefore more 'future proof'.That's board has pretty good reviews, and is an excellent choice for teh price.I'd also go for a Western Digital Caviar HDD. It's UDMA133 and has an 8MB cache, meaning it has a much faster 'seek time'.I really noticed the difference when I changed mine. My HDD light barely flashes once a program has started.

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I am looking to build a PC on a budget of £300 without a screen, speakers, keyboard and mouse. The motherboard must accept AGP 4X graphic cards and above and accept Celeron or Athlon XP processors. (I do not have a processor so one will have to be added to the list). I have a hard disk and optical drives already. These are compatible with all new motherboards. A power supply is also needed.I was wondering if any of you out there can give me a list of all the things I will need to build this computer not including the cables for the drives and HD. Budget £300.Thanks

Answer:Parts to Build a computer

motherboard bundle. click herePower supply.click here.The mobo bundle has graphics & sound onboard but a AGP4 slot so if you want to add one later you can and these two items come in at £150.

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Hey Everyone!
So, I decided that my previous BFG 7900 GTX and AMD 4200+ just weren't going to cut it for Cryotek's new "Crysis" and "Unreal Tournament 2007". So, I am building a new machine.

What I know that I'll be purchasing:
ASUS P5N32-E SLI (Already Purchased)
Intel QX6700 Quad-Core (Already Purchased)
Dual BFG 8800 GTX OCd Water Cooled Editions in SLi
Thermaltake Mozart TX
As for the RAM, I was thinking that I would get:
CORSAIR XMS2 DOMINATOR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
I would like to know if this RAM would be as "top of the line" as all the other products, or if I should get something better. Keep in mind that I would like to keep the RAM cost under $300
And I was thinking about getting this cooler for the CPU:
Thermaltake Symphony
I don't really know what the best water cooling system is. If you know of something that is more effective than this one, please tell me. I would like to stay away from phase change (don't want to even think about water dripping on an $800 video card).

As for the cooling for the video cards, I was going to use the Thermaltake Bigwater 745 Pump and reservoir, but add on about 4 radiators (they will all fit in the mozart tx).

Any opinions, thoughts of potential incompatibility, or thoughts in general please share. Thanks for you input everyone!

IanTheGeek
 

Answer:New Computer Build, help with parts

Looks a great system, but a bit more than I can chew on, yet.- I have looked at all the components, from your links.
I consider myself still a novice at that level.
I reckon it will fly, but when I look at systems that can take 8 gb memory, I wonder if you have had a look at HyperOs, Hyperdrive, where the 8 gb of Ram can be used to simulate an ultra fast Hard drive.
 

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Hey guys,

I am rebuilding my systems, going to take apart the two I have now and build a new one with new parts as well as old parts from the two systems, its mostly going to be new parts.

The system specs I have in this forum is of the PC that I use to capture/edit/author video and burn to DVD/Blu Ray. My other PC specs is are at sevenforums but is almost identical to this one, except that its a little faster running at 3.30 ghz and has a 120 GB SSD, whereas the tenforum PC has a WD 3000HLFS as boot drive.

I've purchased the following, for new build:

Fractal Design DEFINE R5 case
ASRock Gaming Fatal1ty 990FX Killer AM3+/AM3 AMD 990FX + AMD SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W FD6300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL
XFX Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 R9-390P-8256 8GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Double Dissipation XXX OC Video Card
CORSAIR RMx RM1000X 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply

I was going to get the Sapphire Nitro R9 390 but I waited too long and it sold out so grabbed the XFX since practically same card. Also almost got the 8 core 3.5 GHz CPU but didnt, figured the 6 core 3.5 would be enough, and if you notice didnt get a HD, though was looking at SSDs of 256gb, though I could use the SSD from one of the PCs or even the 10k WD.

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Answer:New Build with new and old parts, best way to install...

You say that you want to use two machines at the same time. To be legal you will need two separate licenses but as long as you have this I don't see that you will have a problem with activation.

See Activate Windows 10 for more information and note the simpler routes to activation for the newest W10 ver 1511 which I would recommend that you download for a clean install.

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I'm pretty sure that everything I've chosen for my build is compatible but this is the first time I choose components for a PC so I'm not entirely sure. Here's what I've got:

1. Motherboard: Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI W/ HDMI,DVI,DispayPort Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD3H

2. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

3. Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz PC3 240 Pin DIMM Memory CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10

4. Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660Ti 2048MB GDDR5 DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DP, SLI Graphics Card (02G-P4-3660-KR) Graphics Cards 02G-P4-3660-KR

5. Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

6. Power Supply Unit: Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified High Performance Modular Power Supply CP-9020003-NA

7. Optical Drive: Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray Drive (BC-12B1ST)

8. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

9. Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" IPS LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 8 ms

Oh and I'd appreciate if someone could refer me to some Antec cases, preferably one that does not go past $150. Any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Are the parts in this PC build compatible?

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Sandisk SSD Plus 480BG1TB WD Blue HDDNeos ATX Tower Black/Blue WindowCorsair Builder Series CX500 FIXED ATX PSU 500wGigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12GV-N1060G1Gaming-6D 6GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 X16 ATX VIDEO CARDIntel Skylake core i5 6600k- 4 cores Standard 3.5Ghz/Turbo 3.9GhzAsus Z170-P MotherboardCorsair Dominator 8GB DDR4 3000Mhz

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Okay so I've been searching around for somewhere I could ask some questions for things I'm unsure about. I've done a fair bit of research and am fairly certain these parts should be compatible. Here is a list of the parts:

CPU : Intel E8600
RAM : Corsair PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 4GB C5 TWIN2X DOMINATOR W/ FAN
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4
GFX : Sapphire Radeon HD4870 X2 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI / TV-Out
PSU : 750W Corsair TX PSU
DVD : ASUS DRW-2014L1T (SATA, Retail) Black+White (free extra panel)
HDD1: 500Gb Samsung HD502IJ SATA2 Hard Drive - $112.00
HDD2: 500Gb Samsung HD502IJ SATA2 Hard Drive - $112.00
CASE: Antec Nine Hundred Gaming Case
MONITOR: Acer X263WB 26" Wide LCD 1920x1200 5ms Black
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit
Will all these parts work together?
Is there anything I should change?
Will the RAM work in this motherboard as the motherboard says 1.8v but the RAM is 2.1v?
Will it fit in the case? I'm wary the graphics card might be too big
Will this PSU power these parts? I don't understand the connecters or if I have enough etc. lol
Thanks for your help
 

Answer:New PC Build - Parts Compatible?

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I just got some used parts and I've just put the PC together, but I got a BSOD when I attempted to install.

Stop: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I hope I didn't get ripped off with bad parts......

EDIT: Nevermind for now, looks like AHCI needs to go back to IDE for my SATA configuration.

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Sandisk SSD Plus 480BG1TB WD Blue HDDNeos ATX Tower Black/Blue WindowCorsair Builder Series CX500 FIXED ATX PSU 500wGigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12GV-N1060G1Gaming-6D 6GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 X16 ATX VIDEO CARDIntel Skylake core i5 6600k- 4 cores Standard 3.5Ghz/Turbo 3.9GhzAsus Z170-P MotherboardCorsair Dominator 8GB DDR4 3000Mhz

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Hello!

I'm soon going to buy a new computer and I hope someone can put together some parts for me, and it will be my first build!

What are you going to use the PC for?
* I'm going to use it for gaming

How much is your budget?
* Maximum 1-1,5k$

Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)
* Sweden

Are you willing to buy online?
* Yes

Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?
* No

Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
* No I don't, but I want the computer to be able to handle 3monitors..

Have you already bought any parts?
* Nope

Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
* No

Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?
* I don't know

Thank you in andvance!
 

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Can someone look at my build and tell me if the parts are compatible?

Here's what happened:
After I put this system together it took me 6 tries to get Windows installed, it would stall at different points each try. Finally after I was able to get it installed I was able to browse the web and open stuff. When I went to reboot I could not get it to start. I would get a blue screen as soon as it came out of POST. The blue screen was so fast that I couldn't see the error.

After some tweaking in the BIOS I was able to get windows to load. It ran fine. I rebooted it several times and everything seemed OK. I went back to the BIOS to get rid of the Gigabyte logo on boot, that's all I did in the BIOS. When I tried to boot up it was back to the blues screens.

I went into the BIOS and did some tweaking again then it booted fine. Now I've been running the system for a couple days and I've rebooted several times and everything seems OK....

There are settings I'm not sure of and I wonder if my BIOS settings are what fixed the problem or is this a bad combo of parts.

The mother board takes an 8 pin power connector instead of 4 and I put a pci-express 16x when the board called for a pci-express 2.0 16x. I called Gigabyte and they said that the 4 pin connector was all that was needed for my CPU. Also they said that the board is backward compatible so I didn't need a pci express 2.0.



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Answer:New build, not sure if parts are compatible

Try this:
try a program like memtest to test the ram for errors.
Set the bios to optimized defaults.
disconnect cd/dvd rom and see how it runs.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Memtest86_d4226.html
 

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Cyber pimps,
Got some questions regarding a build I want to undertake in the next few months. I have a buddy that is willing to cough up @$3000 for me to build him a rig some time in Nov/Dec. I built the rig listed on my profile and learned a lot. Here are the questions I have and thanks in advance for your sage advice and comments! By the way, this is for a straight up gaming rig.

1. Water cool?
2. Is is worth it to shell out the extra $600 for the 55 FX 64 or use the money else where and OC a 3.2 P4 with the 1MB L2 cache?
3. What do you think of the idea of using 2 Raptor 10,000 Rpm 74Gb drives in RAID for games with a 160Gb Seagate for other data?
4. ASUS KV8 SLI mobo?
5. BFG Tech 6800 GT OC (X2 in SLI)?
6. What's the fastest memory that mobo will support? Can go above PC 3200?
7. If we air cool, what's the best case? (water cool, same question)
8. Optical drive suggestions? ( I haven't given this much thought)

Thanks so much and I look forward to your comments!

Answer:Parts suggestions for new build!

wow that sounds like fun!!!
cpu: go with the fx55
cooling: if you want to go really extreme you could use evaporative cooling but it is damn pricey. i saw an evaporative cooling kit in an australian mag for about $1500. they used it to overclock a p4-3ghz to 4ghz!!!
case: for cooling i hear zalman is the way to go (sorry boys on the forums i know you've heard it over and over)
HDD's: the 2 Raptors sound like a good idea but probably better if you make the 3rd hdd WD as well instead of a seagate because then you have 2 different sets of company hdd software to deal with.
Optical drives: one DVD-rom drive or a combo burner (dvd-rom+ cd burner) and 1 DL dvd burner.

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Hi all,
I like to ask an advice on new build. Here the story.
Back in 2005, I build nice desktop for general home use and work. Bundle package and some additional parts I ordered from TigerDirect. I did plan to do some movie editing but never get to it. For years the most maintains I did is re-instal windows when machine slowdown with some crap and add some RAM memory (2 GB) total now and also swap few HD. It works flawlessly all the time. Lately seems processor start overheating when watching full screen video, or even open few application at once. I have monitoring software and I see temp climbing to 77 degree. I didn't check the inside machine yet, may be too much dust or may be something else. I just think now I am ready for rebuild and modern parts. But I want to keep the computer case if possible. I think it's big enough, I specifically order large case at that time thinking about future MB upgrades.
May be you guys can give me a hint what parts I need to get to have better then average PC now days, I still want to get to amateur video editing and some light gaming for my kids. I build few of desktops years ago, but now just got too outdated, busy with other stuff, so no time to follow technology like I use to.
Here what I have inside now:
Attached pictures, plus the main details, not sure if it is relevant at all,lol
Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE Intel Socket 775 ATX Motherboard / PCI Expess /
Intel / Socket LGA775 / Ball Bearing / Copper Core / CPU Cooling Fan... Read more

Answer:New build, want to salvage old parts

What is your budget? You have a ATX mid-tower case so any ATX/mATX board will fit so you can definitely use the case.
 

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I took apart an old Dell today to put in some new parts and whatnot.  After tossing the old CPU on a used mobo, (compatible), adding more ram, and putting in a new PSU, I got the computer started, but no video.  There are no POST beeps.  The mobo is getting power and all of the fans are running along with the dvd drive and harddrive.  I have tried the following:1.  Bench tested both mobo's.2.  Tried a different compatible CPU in the new mobo.3.  Tried 2 cases.4.  Tried each stick of ram in every single slot.5.  Tried with nothing but CPU, ram, and PSU.6.  Tried both PSU's and used both for bench testing the mobo's.7.  Tried the graphics card and then tried onboard.  (The old mobo doesn't have onboard, so I was only able to try the graphics card when testing that mobo).Did I miss something?  The old computer as a whole seemed to work, but the mobo was acting up and I happened to have a spare 775 in the closet, so I swapped those out.  Now, I cannot get video or POST.  The monitor works on the rig that I moved to create a "test station".  So, everything appears to be working individually, but nothing is working together.  If anyone has any ideas about what I should try next, please please please let me know.  My hair is turning gray over this.

Answer:hardware issue on new build with old parts

Make sure the RAM you added is compatible....

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I figured I might as well come to the experts here at SevenForums for some guidance and support on finding parts for my new PC build. I'm working with a budget of $500. I've looked at Newegg and Amazon, trying to find the best deals, but I'm pretty lost as to what grounds to start on. I'd like to be able to run Windows 7 64-bit and play recent games like Diablo III and DotA 2 at max or recommended settings with no issues. I am excluding monitor, sound system, keyboard, and mouse from this build because I already have each of those items.

So, can someone help me find parts at a good price? :-) So far I only know what case I want, which is this one here:
COUGAR Orange Challenger Black Steel ATX Computer Case with 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans and 20cm LED Fan - Newegg.com

I still need: Mother board, HDD, PSU, Graphics card, Processor, RAM... Am I missing anything else? I think that's it.

Answer:Need help finding parts for new PC build ($500 budget)

I currently use a gigabyte H87-HD3 motherboard. Its really good.
Dual bios (UEFI)
USB 3
all the bells and whistles! :P
Good value as well ?67

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Hey all. I am new to the forum so I am sorry if this is the inappropriate section for this posting.

I am looking to put together a new desktop PC in the really near future, probably putting my tax return to good use.

I haven't kept up with technology as of late, my last build was 3+ years ago. I received some advise from a few friends and started my search online.

For some background info, my primary uses for this will be storage of a good deal of media, some picture and video editing, some gaming, online poker, and website design. I was also thinking of possibly overclocking some, but not to the max. I am the type of person who does not need the top of the line, but I do always want quality parts that will last for years and can be upgraded upon. I don't want to even think about another new computer for 3-5 years, with exception to additional HDDs. I am going to be running XP Pro on this as well. The following is what I came up with so far.

CPU & Power Supply ~ $394.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.160653​

COOLER MASTER UCP RS700-AAAAA3 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Power Supply


Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920

Motherboard ~ $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188039​

EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail Core i7, 3-Way SLI ... Read more

Answer:parts review on my new comp build

hey some of your links are mixed up and some are missing.
 

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Hi guys, I'm looking at making the switch over from console to pc gaming and I'm currently saving to build my first tower.
I've picked some parts already under recommendation from other forums etc.
Asus GTX 660 GPU,
Asus P8Z77 V LX motherboard,
i5 3550 CPU,
8gb 1600 MHz. Corsair Vengeance (2x4gb)
Are these parts ok for a gaming tower? I'm not gonna be overclocking anytime soon. I'm mainly looking at playing BF3 (not on ultra mega settings) and skyrim etc.
Also can anyone recommend a PSU and case? I seem to be turning into a Corsair fan boy so I think it's time for experienced opinions. And would it be worth me buying a small SSD along with a HDD?
Go easy on me. My last bit of tech was a DV6299 laptop that burned out just from a bit of WoW. Just a bit off the topic, are laptops really bad for gaming?

Answer:First System Build need advice on parts etc

If your not sure about building a pc don't,mess up one or more component and your costs will start to spiral. i know you'll feel pride in self build but it's usually cheaper to buy ready built and at least you get a guarantee with it.

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What parts are neede to build a computer?

Answer:What parts are neede to build a computer?

1) Please post questions only once. I deleted the duplicate thread.2) Google response to your question: http://www.google.com/search?hl=&q=what+parts+are+needed+to+build+a+computer&sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGLL_en-GBUS430US394&ie=UTF-8&aq=0&oq=what+parts+are+need

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I am planning to build a PC using the following parts:
Mobo-Gigabyte*GA-890GPA-UD3H*AMD 890GX - Socket AM3
CPU-AMD CPU Phenom II 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor
RAM-Corsair Memory Vengeance 4GB DDR3 2000 MHz CAS 10 XMP Dual Channel Desktop
GPU-Asus HD 5770 CuCore AMD / ATI Graphics Card - 1GB
HDD-Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB
Optical Drive-Lite-On iHAS124-04
PSU-Corsair Enthusiast Series 650TX
Case-Cooler Master Elite 430

These are my concerns:
I am not sure whether the Mobo is compatible with the CPU
if the PSU is suitable i.e. too much or too little power
whether the GPU would cope well with games like Black Ops etc.

Thanks
 

Answer:Parts compatibility concern for new PC build

The graphics card is weak.
What's your budget?
 

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I figured I might as well come to the experts here at EightForums for some expert guidance and support on finding parts for my new PC build. I'm working with a budget of $500. I've looked at Newegg and Amazon, trying to find the best deals, but I'm pretty lost as to what grounds to start on. I'd like to be able to run Windows 7 64-bit and play recent games like Diablo III and DotA 2 at max or recommended settings with no issues. I am excluding monitor, sound system, keyboard, and mouse from this build because I already have each of those items.

So, can someone help me find parts at a good price? :-) So far I only know what case I want, which is this one here:
COUGAR Orange Challenger Black Steel ATX Computer Case with 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans and 20cm LED Fan - Newegg.com

I still need: Mother board, HDD, PSU, Graphics card, Processor, RAM... Am I missing anything else? I think that's it.

Answer:Need help finding parts for new PC build ($500 budget)

That case would take a pretty big chunk from your budget as it's only $500 and the case is $74, mind if I change it?

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Hi guys.

My old PC died a long and slow death over the last few years and i decided what better way to comemorate it than by tearing its guts out and custom-building for the first time.

The old pc was an alienware area 51 (yes, overpriced etc etc, i know!).

I've decided that i'm keeping the PSU, the case itself, the dvd-drive and the dvd-burner drive.

The PC i'm looking to build will be used for a variety of tasks. Internet, music, films, etc. But The primary focus will be for gaming. Essentially i want it to run Crisis at max......

Possible parts i'm looking at are:

Motherboard: Gigabyte board with eax built in. (whatever the board, lots of shiny usb slots are a must)
Ram: 6 gb 1800mghtz (3 x 2gb) or 8gb 1600mhz (8x2gb)
Graphics: 1gb ATI or nvidea
Processor: core i7/i5
Hard drives: 200gb ssd for boot-up + system files
1tb western digital @ 10000rpm 16mb cache
OS: Windows 7 64bit professional/premium

Now, i have several questions:

1: If the motherboard has EAX built in, is there any point in buying a stand-alone sound card? Would i notice an appreciable difference in sound quality?

2: RAM: If i were to be using the thing for mainly gaming, what would be better? 8gb of 1600mhz or 6gb of 1800mhz? Would i notice an appreciable difference?

3: I have heard that graphics wise, ATI performs better, but is less stable? What do you guys reccommend? Also, most games make crappy use of SLI or Crossfire, so is there any point in getting two cards, or just ge... Read more

Answer:1st time PC build, looking for advice on parts.

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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 chose the parts and did my best to see if they where compatible, but I would like someone to look over the parts to see if there compatible here are the parts.
-EVGA 500 W1 80+, 500W 3 Year Warranty Power Supply 100-W1-0500-
-KRCrucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.5V UDIMM 240-Pin Memory
-BLS8G3D1609DS1S00AMD FD6300WMHKBOX FX-6300 6-Core Processor Black
-EditionSentey® Gaming Computer Case Gs-6011 Blade / Transparent Side Panel / 1 X USB 3.0 + 1 X USB 2.0 + Hd Audio/mic / Removable Bays 3.5 and 2.5 / 2 X 12cm Blue Led Fan Cooler / Cable Management / Air Filter on the Bottom / Removable 3.5 and 2.5 Hdd Bays / Support Long Video Cards and Standard ATX Mini and Micro ATX Motherboards / Watercooling Ready + Hidden Cable
-SystemAutolizer Sleeve Bearing 120mm Silent Cooling Fan for Computer PC Cases, CPU Collers, and Radiators - High Airflow, Quite, and Transparent Clear (RGB Quad 4-LEDs) - 2 Years Warranty
-MSI 970 GAMING DDR3 2133 ATX AMD Motherboard
I saw theses lights and i thought the where cool so I want to know if they will work.
-eTopxizu Computer RGB LED Light Strip with Remote control,RGBW LED Light Flexible Lamp Strip DC 12V for PC Computer Case
-EVGA GeForce 8400 GS 1 GB DDR3 PCI-E 2.0 16X DVI/HDMI/VGA Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1302-LR
-WD Blue 1TB Desktop 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm Internal Hard Drive
-Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
I know it might be difficult to read but I put a - at the... Read more

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https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...Title=Possible


This is the newegg link should be here Monday or Tuesday.

Needless to say I'm pretty stoked about getting this up and running.

So here is my question since I'm new to Vista (32 or 64) does anyone see any possible problems cropping up or anything I should look for...?

Been reading the board here for a few days and so far not seeing any issues that directly relate to the hardware listed but I'm sure something will pop up just looking for a heads up maybe lol...

Thanks in advance.
Six

Answer:Just order the parts for my first home build

Two 8800GTS on a single 500W won't work. You need a PC Power and Cooling 750W for two of those cards. They draw 26A @ 12V each.

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I've always wanted to build a brand new system from scratch using the best components I can afford and save for. But with that I'd want to start with a high end motherboard such as an asus rampage x99 board that I could either fit lower/midrange memory, cpu GPU etc to start with but still
Be future proof for upgrades, but now considering buying second hand parts. What are people's thoughts, experiences and advice? Anything can be a risk, but what for example are components that are almost fail proof? I can imagine a case for starts would be a safe thing, the only issues could be scratches. And motherboards seem like they will last. But for some reason I can imagine GPU and memory could be at risk to faults?
Any thoughts greatly welcome thanks.

Answer:Desktop PC build second hand parts

Its no cheaper to build nowadays especially when you add the cost of an operating system (unless you go down the Linux route).
The cheapest route may be to use the case and hard drive from your Pavilion and put in a motherboard bundle. You might even talk MS into keeping you license :0)
But before you start you need to think carefully about what you want to use the machine for as that will determine the specs you require.

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Im new to these boards and to computers parts in general. I don't know whats the best for the price I want, and I don't really know if its even doable to have a great PC for around $650.

Here's my situation: I would like a Good all-around PC, good for gaming, but also good for media. The 650 is just for the CP itself, not the monitor, speakers, ect...I wan't something that will last a while.

For Hard drive space I want 100+ Gigs. For Ram I would like at least 512 MB. As far as the video card card, and processor/motherboard goes I have no idea what I want.

MODS/ADMINS:If this topic is in the wrong section please place it in the right one, as far as I could dermine this was the best place to put it in.
 

Answer:Help a Newb Build FIgure Out What Parts to get for a new PC between $600-700

I'll give it a shot. All this is from Newegg.com
Athlon 64 3000+ Retail Processor $148
Biostar NF4ST motherboard $84
1Gig Mushlin PC3200 RAM $80
Saphire 256mb Radeon X800 PCI-E video card $240
Maxtor 120 gig SATA 150 hard drive $81
Total $633 a very good deal.
 

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How to build your own computer: Ask Ars DIY Series, Part I (4 web pages).

This article discusses the following (hardware portion) topics:
Build vs. buy
Getting started
The CPU bone is connected to the motherbone
Populating the motherboard
Press the button

How to build your own computer: Ask Ars DIY Series, Part II (2 web pages).

This article discusses the following topics:
EFI (or BIOS) configuration
Operating system time
Welcome to your crapware-free desktop

-- Tom
 

Answer:How to build your own computer: Ask Ars DIY Series, Parts I and II

Nice,

lotuseclat79 said:


Welcome to your crapware-free desktopClick to expand...

Amen, there's nothing worse than the Weird software that's bundled with a "stock" System.
For a standard user there's nothing more annoying/confusing than the popup type notification's that regularly occur with their new Pc/Laptop.

!!INSTALL THE HARDWARE NOT THE UNNECESSARY SOFTWARE!!

There are some good pre-built systems out there but nothing will compare to your own build.

Neb.
 

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You were very helpful in helping me compile my original list and now that I'm finally ready to order the parts from that list, I find out some of the hardware choices are no longer available.

Now I need your help again I plan to spend $700-$800, I will use the computer for downloading, burning cd/dvd,surfing,playing a few games mostly kids educational game and watching tv. Feel free to make any suggestion even in my have so far list, nothing is carved in stone. Thanks!

I need to find replacements for the following items:
Mobo:
CPU:
DVDRW:
Video card: do I need one?
speakers:

Can you also suggest a router and a modem I don't want to rent from Comcast anymore.
What I have so far:
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148160
HDD: Preferably: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136319
Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139008
Monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236063 - bought this already
Case: http://www.xoxide.com/xoxide-alien-x-case.html
with 80mm fan,120mm fan and the cathode tubes
 

Answer:Help new build! parts no longer available - need suggestions

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Ok, I have chosen some parts for a new computer I want to build, but I would like to get a few opinions on the parts before I spend all this money on it.

Here are the parts :

Motherboard : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412

CPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...13&cm_re=intel_core_i7-_-19-115-213-_-Product

GPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130590&cm_re=GTX_580-_-14-130-590-_-Product

RAM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231180

Power Supply : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

HDD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Case : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...194&cm_re=storm_sniper-_-11-119-194-_-Product
DVD Drive's already taken care of and I'm gonna use Windows 7 for the OS. So, are there any parts or particular brands anyone here would recommend over what I've chosen? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Need some opinions on parts for new build

Nice choice of parts; do you really need that much video card? Just wondering since it is a LOT of cash. This one is about 1/3 of the cost after the MIR and it will run just about any game you want.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130555
 

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Got quite the parts list going at Newegg right now. Going back and forth between i5 6600k and i7 6700k cpu's, will probably end up with the i5. Roughly 1300 bucks before a monitor. Still not sure about using my current case. Its a Cooler Master ATX, but its 8yrs old and i'm betting the power switch fries right after I get this new system installed inside of it haha. Not real sure about the video card either, was trying to pin down a 1060 as that seems like a good option, but they are flying out of stock like crazy.

Hoping to hit Fry's and BestBuy while I'm out running errands today to compare prices on components, check out some 28" monitors, and maybe kick the tires on a few AlienWare and MSI gaming laptops.

Any suggestions are welcome.

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-UD5 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:GA-Z170X-UD5
Item #:N82E16813128838

MSI GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 HDCP Ready ATX Video Card
Model #:GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
Item #:N82E16814127963 OUT OF STOCK

EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GS 220-GS-0850-V1 80+ GOLD 850W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply
Model #:220-GS-0850-V1
Item #:N82E16817438034

Intel Core i5-6600K 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I56600K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530
Model #:BX80662I56600K
Item #:N82E16819117561

CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW) High Performance W... Read more

Answer:Possible New Build Parts List, Looking For Suggestions

Describe the usage expected and the screen resolution?

PSU is ~400W overpowered for the current parts.
 

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Alright I'm building a computer for a guy and I need some suggestions on what to get. He has an old computer currently but wants me to build him a better one for gaming. He primarily plays Everquest but wants to be able to play some of the newer games such as Bioshock. His budget is around $400-500. Considering it is extremely hard to build a computer for that amount of money I would say that he could use some of his parts off his old computer to save on some money. I think that his case, HDD, and DVD drive are re-usable. I compiled a list of parts but I am in need of some more suggestions that would give me the best bang for the buck. Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions.

GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128014
XFX GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150229
Rosewill RP550-2 ATX12V v2.01 550W PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182017
G.SKILL 2GB DDR800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ 2.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103242
ARCTIC COOLING ALPINE64 92mm CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186010
 

Answer:Computer build.. Need help finding the right parts.

For the 8800GT replacement, I know a deal on the MSI CA9654059 video card is $188.
 

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The old computer I'm using is one I built 7 yrs ago and have kept it upgraded. Things keep going on it, so want to build another nice one. I don't want to run more than $800 - $1000. I don't use it for over clocking or gaming. I would like to use the AMD ADX-630WFGIBOX processer. Am looking at the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO. Want to be able to use the latest in technology and still upgrade as needed. I have a case and also a Cooler Max model M-500B PSU. Also already have a WD SATA 6mo G HD. I didn't know if the PSU would be compatible or large enough. Does this sound like a good start so far and good parts? Thanks for any help or info. Also I have a copy of Win 7 Home Prem. and haven't decided as to 32 or 64 bit.
 

Answer:Solved: gathering parts for new build

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Hello. Thanks for visiting my first thread. So in a few months, I am going to build a custom case out of wood, and I need a few hardware helps, and I am going to start with this first:
Motherboard: To attach it, do I have to apply a special sheet/layer for the screw to fit in, or do I just drill the screw in?
Thanks

Answer:Custom PC Case Build: Help with parts

Why do you want to do this and what timber do you intend to use, is it for
appearance purposes.
When I was considering a similar project I was thinking on the lines
of a standard metal case that slid into a wooden surround made from Oak
or mahogany faced ply finished with French polish. This would give a secure
fixing for the components and easy access to the innards if required.

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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
Thanks!

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processor

AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor SDX140HBGQBOX

motherboard

ASRock N68-S UCC AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

memory

Kingston HyperX 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model KHX8500D2/1G
case

APEX PC-389-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

power supply

Diablotek DA Series PSDA250 250W ATX Power Supply

hard drive

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD800AAJS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

cd drive

LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDP118-04 - OEM

any parts I missed or any compatibility problems that I missed.
 

Answer:Solved: first pc build, parts list for discussion

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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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ok so i have been doin my research and i feel quite overwhlemed, the way i figure it, it would be better to have several lists and weigh the performance to price instead of searching through the endless numbers and benchmarks to find the setup i want out of millions of possibilities, and you all undoubtedly know more than me about building a proper gaming rig​
what should i buy? a complete list of all needed parts (excluding OS) would be the most helpful if you wouldn't mind

i have a budget at the moment of about 800-1000 dollars
any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks
 

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both are intel, one mother board is an ASUS P5Q PRO with a SSD hard drive (as) C:, an old GeForce 8800 GTS 640 MGB, with a Intel QC 6600. and 8GIG memory. I can not get it to install Windows of any kind, it will start win7, or XP, then stall out. Can anyone give me a hint as to what might be happening nothing is overclocked at all.

thanks

nickc
 

Answer:I have put together a bunch of old parts to build a third and fourth system

Just make everything is seated correctly and the cpu is not overheating.
Did you reset the bios on both of these? If not, I would do so and then try again.
 

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Hi,
I am planning a general use budget build around a Pentium G860 CPU.
What is a quality/cost effective motherboard for this that would do the job for a few years?
Also any recommendation for a graphics card?
No o/c, sli, xf,movies, etc.
Already have monitor(1440x900), mouse, keyboard, speakers
Thanks for your help, it is appreciated
 

Answer:Parts for Pentium G860 budget build?

For that CPU, I would say any motherboard that will fit your case.

The CPU has integrated graphics built in, do you want more graphical power than the integrated graphics has to offer?
 

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Hi,

I just want to surf the net. No high-speed where I live, just dial-up and I do not game. I have no intentions of over-clocking the system. Would the following be a good system to build?

case - Rosewill TU155 (no SATA - whatever that is???)
processor - E2140 Allendale 1.6 GHz - LGA-775 socket - dual core
OS - XP
motherboard - MSI G31M-F
ram - crucial - 2x240 pin - DDR2 800
HD - ATA100 - WD400JB

Will I need a video card or will one be on the MB? Also, will the MB have a modem for dial-up? What would be a good CD or DVD burner?

Thanks in advance for any help,
Yeto
 

Answer:first time build - please check my list of parts

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This is my first build i have looked into it, I'm pretty sure i matched parts to each other fairly well i just want to be sure. I don't really have an established budget somewhere in the 500 to 600$ish range. I already have a monitor, usb mouse, and keyboard.

The one thing i have not selected is a psu i don't trust myself to calculate watts and iv heard on top of calculating you must double it if you want the capacitors to last and not age as much?..

As far as storage goes i'm probably going to get the fastest 7200 rpm 1tb hdd i can find

and soon but not at first get a cd-dvd rw combo drive and bluray-r or rw drive
anyways...

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130591

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

Graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131374 (cause it has the 20$ mail in rebate and crossfire)

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145346

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I will be running Windows 7 64 bit on it..
it will be used mostly for gaming and editing videos with Sony Vegas and adobe after effects

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Answer:First build, can someone double check parts and or suggestions?

for those parts above a 650w power supply will be ample but i would firstly advice more then one stick of memory so it will be faster, if you buy 2 (or 4 or 8 ect) sticks of memory it will run in dual mode and if you buy 3 (or 6) it will run in tripple channel
Your graphics card isn't crossfire, it only says crossfire ready so when you buy a second one it will work in crossfire.

I would advice looking at intel socket 1155 instead of amd
 

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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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Im trying to buy/make a complete computer for roughly $650. i would use this mostly for gaming but also would have it partitioned to double as a linux server. thanx. Id prefer all the parts to be from newegg.

Rex
 

Answer:Can someone please tell me a good computer to build using parts from newegg?

Do you need EVERYTHING?

I.e., monitor, keyboard/mouse, windowsXP, case/psu etc.
 

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Hi guys, so as soon as I heard about the new build, I went to install it. After it finished and booted back up, it displayed several notifications about removing apps because they weren't compatible, well thanks for confirming this with me


Then I come to find that a game won't start from Steam, but when I launch it directly, it says MFPlat.DLL is missing. After doing a bit of Googling, it turns out that's a DLL including in the Windows 10 Media Feature Package, which then caused me to realise that the update killed off Windows Media Player and several codecs, I've also lost the ability to view PDFs in the Edge browser. Again, thanks for confirming this with me.
So, I tried to reinstall the Windows 10 MFP again, rebooted and... Well, nothing. Nothing changed at all, still getting the DLL error, still can't view PDFs and Media Player is still non-existent. I then found a second MFP for Windows 10 that was about 3 times the size of the first one, I thought great, larger means more stuff, it'll likely have all the things I wanted, but attempting to install it fails stating that a certificate is invalid or not found. Looking around for that error suggest I get that error because the package is already installed, but it's not. So I can only assume its due to the first one I installed, but hey this is Windows 10 and every user is dumb as hell so they can't manage the updates themselves. I tried uninstalling it with wusa.exe anyway (of course) with absolutely no success and ... Read more

Answer:Update build 10586 has destroyed parts of my computer

That sounds like it is annoying. :-(

To start at the beginning: Since you don't have an "N" edition of Windows 10, Windows Media Player is a part of your version of Windows 10 and it should be there. If it no longer is there for you, then you should install this Windows feature again.

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ok computer 1:

given to me (well bare bones, i added some parts):
Gateway Desktop
e6300 core 2 duo
4 gigs corsair DDR2 ram
320 gb hard drive
happauge tv tuner
radeon 1900xtx

computer2:
dual core opteron 175...good stepping, currently running stock 2.2ghz
4 gigs ocz DDR memory
2 10k rpm raptor drives on raid
160gb storage
nvidia 9800gtx

basically here is my question, what would you recommend i do to make one really good computer and all the extra stuff can create a media center pc. overclocking is definately an option because i got my opty to 2.8ghz and it was stable. however i know the e6300 overclocks very nice...but it has crap for a motherboard in it (buying a new mobo isn't out of the question). from what i have heard, is there are mixed feelings, half saying overclocked opty is better other half saying buy a new mobo and overclock the e6300 (especially since it has ddr2 memory).

any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. i hope this post makes more sense than my last one which got kinda off subject.

OH ONE MORE THING, windows xp or vista? 32 bit or 64? dual boot? i am currently die hard xp only fan. however, every where i read vista seems to perform better with new games (IE age of conan, crysis, and other memory intensive games). i am very familiar with both and like the networking side of vista more anyway.
 

Answer:Topic Title: I have enough parts to build two machines...Need advice!

what no one? not even about what OS to use?
 

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Hi Folks,My friend has ran a dell machine which is now in need of upgrade. Can he just use the hard drive in a home build system or would the Dell parts not be usable. Any suggestions as always really gratefully receivedcheerstom :o)

Answer:Cann dell system parts be used in home build?

He should be able to use any parts he likes in his home build system, as Dell parts are just the same as any other computer parts. If he wants to use the motherboard though, he'll need the right blanking plate on the back of the computer so that all the sockets match up, but this can probably just be taken from the Dell machine anyway.

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I'm considering getting individual parts to buy a computer, and I thought I'd post my selected parts here before I get them. This is the first time I'm doing this, and I'm a little afraid that I may know so little that I'll screw up bigtime. And I've also been using laptops exclusively since I was a sophomore in high school, so this is a little foreign to me :\

FYI, I did read the "Guide for building your own system" up to (but not including) the "Assembly of the system" section because I'm still selecting components.

Also, see a list summary towards the bottom of the post if you don't want to read this whole thing I want to make this organized and understandable.

I'll say up front that I intend to use this for:

Video editing and dvd writing with Adobe CS3 (Premiere, After Effects, Encore, Photoshop, etc.) (and in theory Blender if I ever get around to teaching myself how to use it).

Video recording, using a program called GB-PVR (minor usage; even a cheap computer can do this fairly easily and my current computer can do it decently enough). Also various other video stuff, like conversion, etc.

Obviously, video watching I have my computer connected to my tv, and I think I'll have the same setup with the new machine. I use VLC, WMP11, and PowerDVD, if it matters.

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Answer:Buying parts to build a computer-- Advice would be appreciated! :)

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Hello,
I recently purchased a Dell M6500 i7-270QM. Im wanting to upgrade the internal hardware. If you can provide me with any information from a past build or part failure, even general knowledge with these machines id appreciate it. Below I will list the parts I want to change and what I have done. This may not make sense to some but I need a project and love these big machines. I have a lot of time on my hands and enough money to buy parts slowly. I have seen prices for most of the items I want and was a little shocked after six years of service on this machine. Yes, iam researching this machine daily on WWW. to get as much information and insight as I can.
1. CPU: i7-920XM 2.0GHz 8MB, im told by Dell Tech Support this is only CPU I can upgrade to with current MB & Chipset. If you know of better combo that will fit please let me know. it was difficult getting straight answers from Dell. Im not knocking them, just more interested in new product. maybe I got wrong Dept. I would like newer and faster, but will get what circumstances demand.
2. GPU: NVidia quadro FX 5000M 2.0GB. these puppies are expensive. I have been to ebay and they are not cheap. they are not very plentiful either.
3. Wireless Bluetooth 365 Module 2.1. haven't found one yet. it seems to me that there should be a card that can handle BT and Internet (wireless) and Ethernet wired. I could be wrong. this module didn't show up in device log when read by Dell. I checked original build and current co... Read more

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@Amy_Lenovo, @Mark_Lenovo: My Yoga 260 has developed a number of build quality issues after less than 1 year of ownership (see below). I had purchased an on-site NBD upgrade with ADP, but support tells me company policy is that if a service tech needs to repair more than one part, the device has to go into the depot. Seems a little nuts that we?d be penalized for Lenovo?s poor QC in that way. I can?t be without this unit for a week. Has anyone a) heard of this one-part policy for on-site service before, or b) had any luck getting Lenovo to service multiple parts on-site? Thanks!  My unit is suffering from the following: -Screen bezel has cracked around hinge (identical to issues described here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Thinkpad-Yoga-14-cracking-around-hinges...) -Body has cracked above pen silo (described at www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-Yoga-260-20FD001XGE-Convertible-Review.158707.0.html, https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Yoga-260-cracked-at-pen-slide-in/m-p/33...) -Hinge cover is completely loosened and clacks around (2 reports at https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/4qxkqf/i_know_people_say_that_the_yoga_260_has_a/) -A couple of my keyboard keys are mushy, and my fan is very high-pitched? I can see through the fan vent that the fan assembly foam is ?scrunched up? and not laying flat.

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Question: Ibuypower.com?

Well the time has come, i have my moolah and im ready to make a purchase . I was just wondering if anyone on these forums has boughten a system from IBP? Any buyers that are canadian? This is where is primarily want to buy my rig from so any input is greatly needed. I really like the AMD sli packages , and i love that fact that they ship to canada, AND i love the customizable everything.if you're gonna suggest a site, if it doesnt ship dont post it, plz. again so if you have any input on ibuypower.com, im in need of you're input.LOL that sounded kinda corny

Answer:Ibuypower.com?

Don't buy from them, build your own and save money. Most their comps come dead when you get them.

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Question: www.ibuypower.com

http://www.ibuypower.com/mall/lobby.htm

has anyone heard good/bad things about this site?

I'm someone who lacks the ability to build their own PC and i've seen quite a few people recommend this site for building gaming rigs, so i was wondering if this is a good place to buy a PC from...
 

Answer:www.ibuypower.com

my desktop is an ibuypower computer which i think is pretty good but their tech support is really sh*tty and on top of that say if u purchase 2GB of ram and your motherboard will only support 1gb they will only give u the 1gb and they wont even tell that ur mobo aint compatiable with it. if u want to build a ocmputer there like i did i searches the stuff i was getting and made sure it would work with each other. but if u can get it built and it performs well its a kick ass computer like mine
 

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Question: www.Ibuypower.com

How R the computers at this site?
 

Answer:www.Ibuypower.com

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2001.html
 

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Question: ibuypower.com ?

How come they're so cheap? And If I get a new PC from there, do I built it myself?
 

Answer:ibuypower.com ?

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I want to build a Laptop computer for ~ $2000. Ibuypower seems to be the only site where I can find a laptop that is high performance, good price, and 15in. Everywhere else (that I can find) only has laptops that are either less good spec's, or good spec's and 17in.
 

Answer:Are there disadvantages of ibuypower.com?

Are there any advantages?
 

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I'm in the process of configuring a new system on IBuyPower and unfortunately they don't tell you which brand HD they use on the customization page. does anyone have any experience with them? I'm hoping it's WD just cos I seem to have the best luck with them. Size capacity I chose was 500GB.

Any input would be much appreciated !
 

Answer:Anyone know what kind of HD ibuypower.com uses?

Maxtor, Hitachi, and Samsung.
 

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Having issues with BSOD and i can't find out why or how it happens. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
thank you. I've never used a forum before, and have no idea what else to do in my position. I uploaded the files that you will need to solve this if you can, thanks again. Also my temps read around 40-60 because i play mmos, and my rear fan runs hard core alot even with case open, and idk if its just the fact that its a gaming pc or if it is telling me of a soon to come heat problem.

Answer:BSOD like many others. New iBuyPower....

Hi,

Uninstall Avast then use the removal tool. Set Windows Firewall and Windows Defender to Automatic and start them too, using services.msc.

Update Realtek HD Audio codec driver from their website:

RTKVHD64 RTKVHD64.sys Fri Mar 29 09:40:06 2013 (515599B6)

Update motherboard bios to newest version.

Likely that the memory is not configured well, mismatched, or defective.

Please attach a screenshot of CPU-Z first tab, one of memory tab and one each for each stick of RAM of SPD tab - along with newest crash dumps - if necessary after completing the above. (Or perhaps Avast removal is the trick instead.)

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Where should I buy my compy from? I'm looking for something in the $600 range. Which would be better?
 

Answer:Ibuypower or eMachines?

Hey.

I have never heard of an Ibuypower, but I do have an Emachine. I am still using an Emachine 333id model. I would say an Emachine. Go with what I know LOL.

I am on my 3rd machine (4th if you want to be technical). Built the third time. Build the machine if you can afford it. If you check my past post you can see just how fustrating it can be, but normally not that hard.
 

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These prices look too good to be true...are they?
 

Answer:IBuyPower & CyberPower PC

I should clarify -- is there an increased risk of getting a broken machine, and if that happens, how is the support? Resellerratings.com has some mixed opinions.
 

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Hello everyone. Well I finally got the money together to say good to my PII 350mhz file server computer. I just picked up 512MB RAM, and a sempron 2400 proc. I had a friend give me a sockaet A mobo. I also picked up the Cooler Master CM Stacker case to give me expandibility in the future when I buy more drives...

So.. now that I have the juice to run windows without the computer freezing up every 10 minutes, I want to load 2003 Server edition. I think that is the best one for a server right? (don't know linux).

The thing is that I am so confused with all these different 2003 server editions. There's enterprise, corporate, SBS. Which one do you guys think that I should use. I have no idea in the differences among them.

Just to give u an overview of my setup. I have 2 desktops 1 laptop and a HTPC that will always be connected to the network. I need the server to always be running to store all my movies so that I can access any time on the HTPC. I also need to be able to share partions and map them as network drives... In addition I want to have some folders to only be available to my computer so tha tno other computer on the network can see it. In addition I would like to be able to log in to the server and make changes any time as I please form a remote PC. ( I am doing that right now with ultraVNC but as I understand 2003 Server edition is specifically made for this purpose). I am really excited about the new server and I am completly new to all this. I loo... Read more

Answer:Finally got parts to build a normal file server, Need help on server software

You are going to need the help of some MCPs (MS Certified Professionals) to help you make your OS choice. I am one myself (only on 2000 at present), but most of them hang out in Operating Systems, which is where I'm moving this thread. While they will gladly advise you and help you answer some of the tougher questions, it would save all of us, and most importantly yourself, quite a bit of time if you pick up some MCSA and/or MCSE books for whatever product you decide to implement. It will also be a tremendous investment in yourself to learn how to make a server work, rather than simply setting it up however someone else tells you to. Furthermore, it will also be significantly easier for you to troubleshoot if you design a system and use practices that make sense to you.

For an answer specifically on which version of 2003 to get, check out this chart which shows the differences between many of the versions. Looks like Standard is a good call for you, although I am not 100% familiar with your needs. Cost will be a factor I'd imagine, and I don't think you need the web services and/or increased scalability of the premium versions.
 

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Hi everyone...I'm in the process of getting a new computer and I'm currently looking at this online place called www.ibuypower.com ... basically that site lets you choose the components and they'll put it together for you. I searched the parts on NewEgg and the price actually came out higher hahah

Anyway, what's troubling me is that a look at their ratings at ResellerRatings.com is "great" http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2001-p3-s1-d1.html

So my question is has anyone here had experiences with that company along with suggestions, etc. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Buying Comp From www.IBuyPower.com

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Hey all, new to the forums and in pretty serious need of some help. I bought an IBUYPOWER prebuilt gaming rig last... April I think, and its been working great for me. Recently however ( the last month or so), the sound keeps going out. It went out for about a week before randomly coming back (nothing I did), and now its been gone for about 2-3 weeks. The sound icon down by the clock shows a red x and says that no speakers are plugged in. I've tried a bunch of things to try and get my audio back on, but no luck. I'm not sure what I would need to provide here for anybody to help me, or what I SHOULDNT post for security reasons, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Some important notes
*I have Windows 7
*I have two jacks for my speakers, one in the back where you would typically expect to find one, but also an additional one in the front panel. Neither one apparently works, leading me to believe its a driver issue.
*Gosh idk what else to put down! any help would be greatly appreciated, I used to think I was capable with computers but this seems to be beyond me

Answer:Sound Issues on my IBUYPOWER PC

nothing? anyone?

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I found a really decent laptop from iBuyPower.com, but I have a concern about it.

When I google search P170EM, I find that it's made by "CLEVO". And that it's listed a LOT cheaper at other places. I'm willing to spend $1700 on a laptop with no questions asked. But if I can get it cheaper, and more options, then I'll go that route. So what gives? I also find that Sager NP9170 is extremely familiar to the one at ibuypower.com

Either way, what are some good websites that offer gaming laptops? I've been messing with iBuyPower, SagerLaptops.. I'd REALLY like to have a AsUS laptop but I can't configure them :'(

Answer:iBuyPower.com Gaming Laptop

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Originally Posted by mack


I found a really decent laptop from iBuyPower.com, but I have a concern about it.

When I google search P170EM, I find that it's made by "CLEVO". And that it's listed a LOT cheaper at other places. I'm willing to spend $1700 on a laptop with no questions asked. But if I can get it cheaper, and more options, then I'll go that route. So what gives? I also find that Sager NP9170 is extremely familiar to the one at ibuypower.com

Either way, what are some good websites that offer gaming laptops? I've been messing with iBuyPower, SagerLaptops.. I'd REALLY like to have a AsUS laptop but I can't configure them :'(





Xoticpc.com has Asus/msi/sager laptops you can customize

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This was an "Opened and resealed" deal from nobetterdeal.com. I knew the unit wouldn't last for too long as-is but I did at least expect it to work on arrival. Out of the box it would turn on for about half a second and then it would die. After I got it opened, I reseated RAM and GPU and all of the other motherboard connections and then it would start.When I connect it to a monitor, though, the monitor  just sits there in a dormant state. BIOS doesn't even try to run. Neither the motherboard's connection nor the graphic card's will work. I know the motherboard is at least partially functional because the CPU and GPU fans are running.The tech told me it was either the motherboard or the PSU, but given that the stock PSU that they use on Amazon is only $25, I'm betting that it's the PSU, but I'm not an expert. I had the tech trace the serial number and it turns out that this website nobetterdeal bought the unit from amazon. com after a customer returned it. I have about 24 days to decide on getting a refund or keeping the parts. What do you think? Does it sound like the PSU? Or is it more likely the motherboard?Thanks!Specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte Ultra Durable GA-78LMT-USB3PSU: ALLIED ATX12V Model #:  SL-8320BTXOther Specs:     AMD FX-4130 (3.8GHz)    8GB DDR3, Power Supply: 300 WATT    1000 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive    AMD Radeon 6670 1GB    Windows 8

Answer:iBuyPower Dead On Arrival

Update: I've tried starting the computer with 1 stick of RAM installed and no RAM installed. Didn't make a difference. I've also tried starting it without the graphics card. \Also, the CD-ROM drive will not open. I've confirmed that it's connected to the PSU and the motherboard, but no love. I'm not really sure what that implies.If it sounds like the PSU I think I'll take the plunge and buy another one for $25. If it might be the motherboard too..idk.

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Does anyone out there know if the iBuypower computers or other computer out there on like Tigerdirect or the ZT brands from Costo are any good? I've never heard of them but keep seeing them popping up everywhere....

I've only ever had a Dell, HP or Gateway machine.
 

Answer:iBuypower and other non-namebrand computers

They're most often made from quite much better quality parts than Dell, etc as they don't get exclusively extra cheap motherboards and other parts like the big brand companies. They do sometimes use lower quality power supplies though, quite a feat considering what the factory built boxes have. I wouldn't recommend getting any of them without modifying it yourself and selecting a quality power supply for it, or replacing it yourself to save a few dozen dollars, as well as getting a longer warranty for the PSU.
 

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Does anybody own an ibuypower or cyberpower laptop??

Any experiences with these?
Are they good or bad?

The price for these seem right for a decent gaming laptop....or would I be better of with a Dell inspiration or vostro for around the same price.

Check this out...below


Xplorer X64-6000 Notebook

The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

Answer:Ibuypower Or Cyberpower Laptops?

Ummm , the styling looks a little old, like the " C " series Dell. It is also AMD. More then likely it is a good notebook. awahat you have to think about is worst case scenario, this probably will not happen, what if you have a major failure. How good are they with warranty. Will they send you the part like Dell does or will you need to send the whole notebook in. I see a lot of Dells which also means if a few years down the road you crack the LCD, you more then likely can buy one on ebay instead of paying double or triple from the OEM. Also site support like drivers. support email. How much do you have to spend ? Have you looked at alienware notebooks ( they are owned by dell)

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Hey!
What seems to be wrong us that the UEFI can't seem to detect the harddrives when determining boot order? That's my best guess. I really have no idea. If I load Bootable media, such as my installation drive, it detects it just fine and all my components are fine and I'm able to format and install as I please.
However, I'm unable to access the UEFI configuration, as the pc just stops.
Twice in the past few days it's been able to work itself out and boot as normal, so I know it's not a harddrive issue, but it's extremely rare.
I formatted and installed a fresh windows on a secondary drive to see if that would help to both avail.
I have a video showing what happens, but I can't upload it

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thinking of using their customize website to purchase a gaming system. seems in my price range but reviews i have read are mixed but some of the bad reviews were from 2005-2006.

has anyone used them recently that be willing to let me know how they are? thanks!
 

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I am having difficulties with my mouse because it seams to stop working correctly after a few minutes of my pc turning on. My pc is brand new and we have tried using different mouses, changing the driver, uninstalling all programs we though would have affected it, scanned for viruses and defected programs, and more. I have an IBUYPOWER computer and I do not know what is wrong, does anyone have any idea how to fix this? I am very frustrated since I just got a new pc and this has been doing his for quite a while
 

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Back in December 2009 I bought a computer from iBuypower. I have just recently noticed how slow the install is because I got a new copy of Windows 7 for my 13inch MacBook Pro(2.66 Core2, 4GB RAM) and it seems to run games faster and be more stable. Could it just be a early version of 7 that is causing the problem? or is it hardware?

iBuyPower Specs:
Core i7 OCed 3.2GHz
12GB RAM at 1600Mhz
2x1TB RAID 0 HDD
ASUS P6T SE
ATI 5850 1GB

Answer:Slow Windows 7(iBuypower Disc)

Your over clock maybe causing it to slow down.

Heat can cause issues with Hardware, and can you post pictures of the insides of your case.

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deciding between fry's lenovo k330-77275su and best buy's ibuypower bb9371 ? maybe ibuypower 3rd gen. i7 bb982p; i'm worried about ibuypower using 'micro' motherboards; these 2 ibuypower computers both have 1 free pci slot, the lenovo has 2, i think; i might want to upgrade ram to 16gb , and upgrade video card at some future point, i would onlly use this machine for gaming: should i worry about the 'micro' motherboard issue ? lenovo is $950, ibuypower's are $840 and $1000, respectively; thanks i might have to upgrade power supply if i upgraded the video card at some future date; thanks would i be able to make these 3 upgrades to the ibuypower desktops ? thanks
 

Answer:gaming desktop: lenovo or ibuypower ?

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Hey everyone,
I have a 2 year old laptop and two weeks ago it stopped charging. So I took it to a repair shop that fixed it and then this week it stops charging. My wife and I noticed a funny smell the past few days. I am short on cash so we i opened my laptop up and took my motherboard out. It is dark brown all around the dc jack and there are melted parts that dripped down.
Can anyone tell me what should be my next step? Can I fix this? Or is it not possible?
I have some pics attached.
 

Answer:Ibuypower i-series 801 burnt motherboard from dc jack

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I'm just going to make a long story short and say this: I bought an ibuypower laptop (Battalion HEL80) a while back and I had to format. Unfortunately I don't have the driver disk for my network card (wired and wireless) and I don't know what the exact model or who the manufacturer is. Does anyone know what kind of card this laptop would have or know of some way I could get the model number?
 

Answer:Can't find network drivers for ibuypower laptop

I believe it uses an Intel 945PM chipset.

If so it probably uses an Intel NIC. You can download the chipset drivers from here: http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=816&DwnldID=12150&strOSs=45&OSFullName=Windows*%20XP%20Home%20Edition&lang=eng
And the NIC drivers from here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/scr...&OSFullName=Windows* XP Home Edition&lang=eng
 

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I'm just going to make a long story short and say this: I bought an ibuypower laptop (Battalion HEL80) a while and I had to format. Unfortunately I don't have the driver disk for my network card (wired and wireless) and I don't know what the exact model or who the manufacturer is. Does anyone know what kind of card this laptop would have or know of some way I could get the model number?

Answer:Can't Find Network Drivers For Ibuypower Laptop

Hi Jage_B. Try an application like Everest. It should be able to tell you who the manufacturer is of all of the hardware components in the system. Whether or not drivers are available is another question lol.Here's a link for Everest: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System...e-Edition.shtmlCheers.OT

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Today my boss got her new laptop from IBUYPOWER (Gaming Computers and Gaming Notebooks - Buy a new Gaming PC - iBUYPOWER). When I checked the package contents it included a slip of paper that has the Microsoft labeling with Windows 7/Windows Vista product key on it. When me and her chose the laptop we opted for the $25 dollar mail-in-rebate for the upgrade. I don't know about you guys but I was VERY surprised and am a little hesitant to perform an upgrade with the RTM ISO and type in the key...

What do you guys think?

Chris

Answer:IBUYPOWER gave out my boss' Win7 Upgrade Key today

I don't see that it wouldn't work, as long as you use the proper version that they key was provided for.

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I have two issues that I hope you can assist me with.  The first paragraph below is for the first issue.  The second paragraph below is for the second issue.  I appreciate any assistance you could provide.
 
On 4/2/2016, I placed an order for a new display back cover and a set of hinges in the HP Parts Store.  My HP [personal information removed].  Total order cost = $233.91 in US dollars.  I paid for the parts already via credit card and the parts were delivered to me.  A friend of mine repairs laptops as a full time occupation.  She was planning to help me repair the broken laptop hinge and replace the back cover so part of the replacement hinge would be protected when I transport the computer.  Unfortunately, my friend found out that her sister was diagnosed with terminal cancer after I received the parts from the HP Parts Store.  My friend has been spending lots of time caring for her ill sister and her elderly parents in their 80s.  She is unable to help me repair the right hinge and back cover of my laptop.  The parts have not been touched and they are still in the boxes.  I would like to return the parts and receive a credit applied to my charge account; however the HP return policy states that parts must be returned in 14 days.  The HP Parts Store also charges a restocking fee.  Can you assist with this return transaction?  I would prefer to not pay the restocking fee.    
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Answer:HP Envy 15t-K000 Hinge repair and return parts to HP Parts S...

@Springboard1

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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I just wanted to express my frustation that my Yoga 13 screen has been broken for nearly 2 weeks now and I have received a severe run around from all parties at Lenovo.  Finally, today I received confirmation that they indeed have ZERO replacement screens and no idea when they will get more in!  This is really unacceptable customer service!  It is my work computer and I need a fix ASAP.  I think if they can't provide the necessary parts - they should be willing to offer a loaner until the parts arrive back in stock - or a discount to buy a new computer (which is apparently my only option right now!)  However, based on this horrible experience with Lenovo on a computer I've only had for 1 month...I am not exactly wanting to run out and buy another one from them.  I realize I should have purchased 'accidental coverage' but who knew that something barely falling on the edge of my computer would destroy the screen - clearly not made well....  And - why are they out of parts?  My guess is that this is happening to SO MANY customers that they can not keep up the demand.  This is really shameful. Below is the conversation I had with 'lenovo spare parts' after a week of trying to figure out 'who' was supposed to help me!  Also, I asked for a PHONE NUMBER to speak to someone regarding this situation and NO ONE ever provided the name/number of a manager that could help me.   Just wanted you all to beware of the current is... Read more

Answer:BEWARE: NO replacement parts for broken Yoga13 screen and NO ETA for these parts!

I understand your frustration with not having your Yoga for work use due to unavailable parts. I too depend on Lenovo technology for work needs, however I do plan ahead for situations like yours and make sure I make regular backups as well as have other computers I can use for business interactions if my primary device fails. It is the smart thing to do.

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Is this possiable aha
 

Answer:Switch HPG60 parts with Sony vaio PCG-3F3L Parts

I guess that would depend on what "parts" you're talking about.
 

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  Your PC is currently on hold due to a service parts shortage. Please check back periodically for further updates    That is the current status listed under my warranty repair status update.  Since this failure appears to a common problem, any idea as to when I'll get my laptop back?  Been at the depot for a week now....  Having to wait on parts supply is NOT a confidence inspiring message.....













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Answer:V570 Ideapad repair parts shortage, any idea when the parts will be available?

have you tried to contact support line for further informations?

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