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Are These Specs Good for a Gaming PC? (First Build Ever)

Question: Are These Specs Good for a Gaming PC? (First Build Ever)

Hello pc builders, I'd like to ask for some advice on building a gaming pc. I've picked out some parts that I think are good, but I do not know that much about custom building computers and what parts are most suitable for gaming.
I'm trying to keep the price limit at $1000 USD. Here are the parts that I've picked out.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
HDD: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case (probs doesn't matter) Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case

Thank you

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Answer: Are These Specs Good for a Gaming PC? (First Build Ever)

Looks like a nice build to me

I would drop the cpu down to this

and upgrade the gpu to this

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CPU / Processor Cooling Fan: Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Cooling Performance (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z97X-SLI ATX w/ Intel GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 2 PCI, 1 x M.2, 1 x SATA Express, or 6x SATA 6Gb/s (Extreme OC Certified)
NFC: None
Intel Smart Response Technology: None
RAM / System Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 (Maxwell) (Single Card)
Power Supply: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
M.2 SATA SSD: None
Hard Drive: 128GB SanDisk SSD + 1TB SATA III Hard Drive Combo (Combo Drive)
Secondary Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Storage: None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

Answer:Are My Gaming PC's Specs good

What CPU are you going to use? You listed the CPU cooler, but not the CPU itself. I would suggest an Intel i5 4690K, especially considering that you are getting a motherboard that is meant for overclocking and you are getting a liquid cpu cooler.

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Would these gaming pc specs be able to run games like DayZ on high settings? Give me suggestions if I should change some parts.

PCPartPicker part list:

Answer:Are these good gaming pc specs?

GTX 760 isn't much of a gaming card for a $2000 rig.
Probably should think about getting a gtx 780Ti or R9 290.

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Hi I want to now if with these specs I can run: minecraft ultra, shaders; medieval engineers high-very high; space engineers high-very high; gmod ultra!

specs: motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0
gpu : AMD Sapphire Radeon hd 7870 2gb oc.
cpu: amd fx 8320 8 coeur black édition 3,5 gh
RAM: 8gb
hard drive: SSD 240 gb corsaire force 3 + 2TB SATA or IDE

thankyou in advance.

Answer:Are these good gaming specs?

I have the 6670 and minecraft works fine with all gfx turned to max. Not sure on extra shaders but the build looks good to me.

your card much better than mine on futuremark

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APU: AMD A8-7650k 3.80 GHZ w/ intergrated Radeon R7 Graphics
Motherboard: Gigabyte F2A88X-D3H A88X ATX W/ ultra durable 4 plus, on/off charge, GbLAN, 2 PCle x16, 3 PCle x1, 2 PCI
Video Card:Nvidia Geforce Gt730 2GB
Powersupply: 600 watts
Harddrive: 1 TB
OS:Windows 8

This is my first gaming build that my parents are getting me for my birthday. Will it be good for gaming. I'm not going to run on ultra maybe medium with some low settings. Thanks guys

Answer:Are these good gaming specs?

Can you list some of the games that you might be playing with this computer?
How much RAM (memory - not storage) will the computer have?

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-Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K

-MSI Z87-G45 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Pro Gaming with Killer Networking & Sound Blaster Intel Motherboard

-Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)

-XFX - AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 Graphics Card

-Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001

-RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch

-Cooler Master HAF X - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0 Ports

by the way I want to play games like battlefield 4 and crisis 3 on the high settings if you can recommend anything better please do so

Answer:Are these good specs for a gaming pc

Hurperdurp said:

-Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)

-XFX - AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 Graphics Card

by the way I want to play games like battlefield 4 and crisis 3 on the high settings if you can recommend anything better please do soClick to expand...

I'd recommend a better graphics card.

If you are on a budget, you probably wouldn't need 16GB memory for gaming just yet. A $60 savings on 2x4GB modules, would go along way in getting a better graphics card. I'd recommend at least Radeon HD 7790 or the newer release Radeon R7 260X.

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I run a Lenovo laptop and I want to know how good these specs are and what I can do to make my laptop run smoother. I am very noobish when it comes to knowing this stuff but I don't think mine are good. Is there also any good solutions to cheap easy better ways to get better specs? Please I need help.

AMD A6 with AMD R4 Graphics
64 bit operating system

Answer:How good are these specs for gaming

TheRandomMan11 said:

I run a Lenovo laptop and I want to know how good these specs are and what I can do to make my laptop run smoother. I am very noobish when it comes to knowing this stuff but I don't think mine are good. Is there also any good solutions to cheap easy better ways to get better specs? Please I need help.

AMD A6 with AMD R4 Graphics
64 bit operating systemClick to expand...

I would really appreciate also if I could get some explanation on what good and bad specs are

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Hi I'm new to this but I've been looking at a cheap gaming PC and I found one for about £500, I need to know if these specs are good to run games like bf3 and skyrim at good settings.

AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad Core Processor

8GB ram

500GB hard drive storage space

Nvidia GTX 650 1GB Graphics card

Asus M5A78L-M LX V2 motherboard


500w PSU

I can't really pay much for my PC but is this okay for the amount I'm paying and can you please suggest any upgrades that are affordable also what system settings can I run on games like bf3.

Thank you for the help

Answer:Are these good specs for a cheap gaming PC?

That build will struggle with BF3. This is a better $750 USD build:


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Could I play Rift and DC Universe Online with this setup and would anything of these parts conflict?

Computer Specs from cyberpowerpc.

CPU: Intel® Core? i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366

Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more)

Cooling Fan: XtremeGear Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

Motherboard: (3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58A-GD45 Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Triple-Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, IEEE1394a, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)

Memory: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

Power Supply: 600 Watts - XtremeGear Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready (it says and 600w power supply is recommended but should i go a little higher just incase?)

Should I get a hard drive cooling fan? Also is just 1 video card enough?
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Answer:Would these specs be good for gaming and stable?

I suppose that would depend on what resolution you will be gaming at. I would pick a better quality power supply.

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Hello, I currently play a PC game called World of Tanks, aswell as many other little games such as TF2, Minecraft, etc.

I'm not able to run WoT smoothly, and I have most of the graphics settings down. I'd like to play on high-max settings on most games.

Here are my specs: (I don't know much about computers so I'm posting everything)
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- Lenovo Ideacentree K330A
- Intel(R) Core(TM) is-2100 CPU @ 3.10 GHz (4 CPU's)
- 8192 MB RAM
- Direct X11
- ATI Radeon HD 5450 Graphics card

Which should I upgrade first to get better FPS in games? Thank you, and if you need additional information, please ask.

Answer:Are my PC specs good for gaming? What to improve?

The CPU and memory are fine. The only thing to upgrade would be your GPU. You might also have to get yourself a decent power supply to be able to run the GPU. What's the power rating of your current PSU?

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Im thinking about building my own gaming compter. for games like warthunder,minecraft,and other random online games. I want to know what would be some good specs for a gaming computer?

Answer:Good specs for a new gaming computer

Well, those games will not require anything hard core in terms of specs. But, to answer your question, it all depends on the particular games you play and, at what resolution you like to play at. So, no-one will be able to give you a one size fits all gaming spec. But, here is what I'd look for:
Quad Core CPU, 4GB RAM,Dedicated GPU and 7200rpm HDD.

You will need to provide us with the following if you want us to recommend specific parts.

Monitor Resolution

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My first time building! some things have not yet been picked, so I want your opinion on the things I have in mind, and the ones I can't decide over...

Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
Processor: AMD FX-8350
Graphics card: Sapphire r9 280
RAM: Kingston HyperX Savage 2x 4GB
power supply: Corsair CX750
Optical Drive: lg bh16ns40 multi blue

Do I seriously need an sdd drive?
also any cases that might suit my build or anything I might not need or DO need?
thanks- M

Answer:Good specs for gaming PC? First time

Did you already purchase the items above or is that what you have in mind for purchasing? What is your overall budget for your Gaming PC? What types of games are you going to be playing on this PC? The AMD FX-8350 is a good CPU, but if you want any kind of future proofing, I would suggest getting an Intel. If you let us know how much you can spend, we can help you build one that will be better for future games.
Also, no you do not need a SSD (Solid State Drive), but it will make boot times and load times faster. My suggestion with that, is purchase a smaller SSD (120GB maybe) for your operating system and also purchase a larger (1TB+) Hard Drive for everything else (applications, storage, etc).

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Hi,was wondering if you can recommend me some good gaming specs for a laptop,I wanna a laptop that can handles video editing software and can handle miderange games like Minecraft.If you can recommend some specs that would be great:). Something Under $500

Answer:What are Good laptop gaming specs?

How much are you willing to spend?
Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk

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Hey everyone. I just joined the forum because I have been planning to upgrade my PC.
My friend built this PC for me,and I just really need a faster processor.
Heres my specs...

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)

CPU Type AMD Duron XP, 1200 MHz (6 x 200)
Motherboard Name PCChips M810LR (2 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset SiS 730S
System Memory 512 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (08/06/02)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter RADEON 9200 SERIES - Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON 9200 SERIES (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9200 SE (RV280)
Monitor Lite-On/Litronic S1770NSL (044270830)

Audio Adapter SiS 7018 Audio Accelerator

Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive HDS722580VLAT20 (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive Maxtor 6E040L0 (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Optical Drive ATAPI CD-ROM MARY500

C: (NTFS) 78528 MB (17447 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 39197 MB (38594 MB free)

Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Logitech USB Cordless Mouse
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

Primary IP Address
Primary MAC Address 00-07-95-33-11-71
Network Adapter SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (
Modem HSP56 MR

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Answer:Are my specs good enough for todays gaming standards?

well from what information i can see it would be pointless getting the xp2500
as your board is only 100fsb (x2=200) and the Barton chips are 166fsb(x2=333) so if it booted up it would just underclock the processor by a fair bit
therefore rendering your upgrade useless

Have a look in your motherboard manual and see if it offers support for 133fsb(x2-266) then at least you could get a xp2600 with a 266bus or a xp2400 with 266bus which would give you some improvement on what you got

But then you are only using SDRAM do you know if thats 100 or 133 ram

As for the HDD do you really need that much space you could better off use the $250 to upgrade other parts of your system espicially the video card
The reason your score is so slow in 3D MARK 2003 is because that benchmark is very dependent on the graphics card and to be honest the 9200 is at the lower end of the scale

IMHO if your board supports 133fsb i would go for a XP2400 OR 2600 with a 266bus and spend whatever money you got left on upgrading the graphics card to at least a 9600 pro preferably a 9800 pro

Because scoring only 5000 in 3D MARK 2001 means you are going to struggle to play any modern games without stripping the eye candy down to the bare muinimum

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Hello everyone!

I am graduating with my B.S. this Friday and my parents asked me what I wanted for a graduation present and jokingly I said a new computer... and they went for it. So now I'm in a pickle of sorts... cause I do want one. The one I am using now is about 6+ years old, it is running ok but obviously is becoming quite inferior. This computer was custom built with my friend's help so was pretty good at the time it was made.

Now I am about to engage heavily into computer gaming with SW The Old Republic coming out, and will probably also play Diablo 3 when that is released... so I am hoping to get a computer which can handle these games on the highest settings...
That being said however my dad is pretty firm about getting a computer from Best Buy or some type of retail seller... IIRC this is frowned upon by most computer experts or at least for those who build their own...

Can I get your advice as to good models for the kind of gaming I will be doing? Or at least the minimum specs I should be looking at, or things/brands to avoid when picking one out? I was really hoping to get something relatively top-of-the-line but I don't think the budget could exceed $2K.

Answer:Specs for a good gaming retail computer?

Best Buy do sell computer components so you're not limited to buying a prebuilt (ugh).

No Best Buy in my country, but a quick look at the site shows you can build a pretty good system for that budget. Bear in mind you could save around $500-600 by going with a more basic setup:
Intel 2500K CPU+ Gigabyte Z68 motherboard + 8GB RAM $649
Power supply: Corsair TX650M $100
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (OEM) $110
Chassis : Corsair Carbide 500R $122. You can save ~$40-60 by going with a more basic case.
Hard drive: WD Cav Black 1TB $150 (Prices are obscenely high at the moment)
HP DVD rewriter $30
Basic component cost (so far) : $1141
Graphics card. If you aren't planning on upgrading again in the short/medium term, then I'd suggest spending enough to see you through the current and upcoming game releases.
XFX HD 6950 1GB $243.

Monitor...Your choices are a cheaper TN+film panel, or a more expensive IPS panel which offers better color range (gamut) but may have higher latency (detectable ghosting with fast motion).
HP's 2511x (25", 1980x1080) is a very nice TN based LED panel ($230) or
HP's ZR24W (24", 1980x1200) is a very nice IPS based panel ($405)

Total: $1634 or $1809

Peripherals, if you don't already have them:
Mouse : Razer DeathAdder 3500 ($60) -Highly recommended. I use one myself- very nice ergonomics and fully featured.
Keyboard: Razer Arctosa ($50)
Mouse pad : Razer gaming pad ($15)
CPU cooler...
If you are planning ... Read more

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I've recently found a laptop that I can buy near me, but I would like to know how well it can do with demanding games as of now. Low to medium resolutions are fine to me, I don't really pay attention to quality of the screen. Specs: Intel Core i7-6500 with Intel HD Graphics 520 (2.5Ghz, Upto 3.1 GHz, 4MB Cache, 2 Cores) 8GB DDR3L SDRAM (1x8GB) 256GB m.2 SSD NVIDIA Geforce GTX 950M (4GB DDR3L Dedicated Video Memory) 15.6" diagonal FullHD anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920x1080) HP Truevision HD Webcam (front Facing) with Integrated digital microphone Bang & Olufsen with 4 Speakers and 1 subwoofer Audio Island-style backlit keyboard with integrated numeric keypad HP Imagepad with multi-touch gestures support Intel 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 combo Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN 1 multi-format SD media card reader 4 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ45, 1 Headphone/microphone combo jack 3-cell, 55.5Wh Li-ion Prismatic Battery type 90 W AC Power adapter Windows 10 Pro

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I'm swapping my xbox for gaming PC and was wondering if these specs where decent enough to run games like arma 3 and battlefield or like dayz ?

And if it's worth swapping xbox one for it

Answer:Are these pc specs good enough for a starter pc and to swap an xbox one for this gaming pc

No, it is an LGA775 platform. It is old and outdated. For Intel look for a LGA1155 platform or better yet the latest LGA1150 platform. I wouldn't even look at LGA1156, which is the platform between LGA775 and LGA1155. Save yourself a headache and only look at the last two CPU socket platforms.

If you already have the platform, there is still life in it. However I wouldn't advise buying into the platform at any price, especially for a gaming rig.

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Can I build a good Gaming PC for around $1,500? (Including a $600 Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX Video Card)

Answer:Can I build a good Gaming PC for around $1,500?

Depends on the games you want to play. 1k-1.5k should buy you everything you need to run 95% of games flawlessly.

I read someone say earlier that radeon is coming out with a cheaper version of the 8800 pretty soon, you sure you want to blow the cash on an 8800?

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I don't know if this is the topic/forum. I was wondering if this pc build could play all of the following.

Arma 3
Arma 2
Grand theft auto V(GTA5 for when it comes out)
Grand theft auto IV
battle field 3
battle field 4
Dead island
Crysis 3
all metro city's
And a lot of games like that to medium-high-max settings.

If I posted this on the wrong forum I'm sorry.

If you guys want you can post part suggestions.

Answer:Is this a good gaming pc build?

Lets start with: What is your overall budget for this build? We might be able to build something better depending on how much you have.
Going with what you currently have listed I would suggest only minor changes to include:
The motherboard is a Dual Channel RAM setup - So you need to find RAM that comes as a pair (2x4GB instead of 1x8GB) for better efficiency.
I would also suggest getting a PSU (power supply) that is from a better known manufacture. Yes the one you selected will work, but the lesser brand ones have the tendency to fail more often (and the one you selected does not have too many good reviews).

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iBuyPower 'Build Your Own' Gaming Desktop Bundle -Select Case, Processor, Memory, Hard Drive, and more - PRICE $1275

(iBUYPOWER NZXT Guardian Chassis, Red)
Motherboard & Processor
(Intel Core i7-3770K (4 x 3.50GHz) Processor, BYO Bundle)
Operating System
(Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-Bit Edition)
(iBUYPOWER 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module)
Hard Drive
(2TB 7200RPM Hard Disk Drive)
Graphics Card
(NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card)
Optical Drive
(24X DVD+/-RW DL Optical Drive)
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Answer:New to PC gaming, is this a good build?

Those specs are solid for a Gaming PC. However, I'm positive you will save money if you just built it yourself. Also, that list doesn't include a PSU. So, you will need to pick a PSU for your build. The PSU is one of the most important parts. Thus, you always want to pick something with good build quality.

Is your budget $1275ish?

If you're open to building the machine yourself. I am sure myself or someone here could help you build a machine best for your budget.

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Hi. Im about To build a gaming pc and I have came up with This :

inno 3d ichill geforce gtg 980 herculeZ x4 air boss ultra 4gb GDDR5, DVI, HDMI, 3xdisplayport

Cooler master nepton 280L watercooling system

XFX pro650W core edition full wired power supply

Intel core i7-5820k, 6x 3.30ghz

Asus x99-a

Fractal design define r4 titnaium grey window

Crucial 8gb ddr4 2133 x 2

is this a good build ?

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Answer:Is this a good gaming build?

thehubbapubba said:

Hi. Im about To build a gaming pc and I have came up with This :

inno 3d ichill geforce gtg 980 herculeZ x4 air boss ultra 4gb GDDR5, DVI, HDMI, 3xdisplayport

Cooler master nepton 280L watercooling system

XFX pro650W core edition full wired power supply

Intel core i7-5820k, 6x 3.30ghz

Asus x99-a

Fractal design define r4 titnaium grey window

Crucial 8gb ddr4 2133 x 2

is this a good build ?Click to expand...

You should start your own thread next time with the question instead but its decent depending on what your wanting. I am also a bit confused by your wording in spots because it sounds a bit weird.

Are you just gaming on this machine or do you have other ideas in mind?

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CPU - AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor £105.99
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard £33.86
Memory - Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory £45.95
Storage - Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £39.97
Video Card - MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card £96.90
Case - Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case £47.95
Power Supply - Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £36.04
Optical Drive - Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £11.52
Operating System - Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) £73.74
total - £491.92
also what wireless card/usb should i get?

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So, I just decided to become a PC gamer (I've always been a console gamer) and I hear that it is cheaper/better than one you can buy online. so anyways I've watched tons of tuts on how to build one and I'm pretty confident in myself. so I went on (a website I use all the time) and looked up all of the essential parts for my budget and here are the specs. keep in mind that this is for Battlefield 4 GTA V ETC

Rosewill Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case CHALLENGER

Seagate 2TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST2000DM001

Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

Gigabyte AM3+ AMD DDR3 1333 760G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Motherboard GA-78LMT-USB3

EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti FTW

Corsair CX600 CP-9020048-US 600W Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D

AMD FD6300WMHKBOX FX-6300 6-Core Processor Black Edition

Windows 8.1 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit

Also will this build give me 40-60 FPS on BF4 and GTA V?
(I'm new to TechSpot idk what happened to font sorry) Mod note: fixed

Answer:Think this is a good gaming PC build?

Question: What is your budget? This info will go a long way in helping us help you. If you are going hard drive I suggest the Western Digital Black Series over the Seagate.

Also, consider's site as you research.

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What's your recommendations?

Answer:What is a good gaming PC build for between 700-800$

Do you already have an OS or is the OS cost included in this budget?

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Hey guys, I'm building my first pc and want to check a few things before I start buying parts. It will be mainly used for gaming, and I want it to be able to run any games out at the moment, such as COD: Black Ops and Crysis, at maximum settings. I'd also like it to be able to run games coming out in the (reasonable) future.

MOBO: Asus P8P67
CPU: Inter Core i7 2600
GPU: Asus Radeon HD 6950
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 PC10666/1333MHz CL8 2x2GB
HDD: Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA3 - Black Edition
PSU: Corsair HX-750W
CASE: Cooler Master HAF-922

Are all these parts compatible? I don't want to miss some silly little detail as it's a lot of money for me to spend. Also anywhere that I can save a bit of cash if anyone has some ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:How good is this gaming build?

Btw the resolution I will be playing at is 1920x1060

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Ok, let's get this clear. When people start talking about CPU's and Motherboard's, I am extremely confused and usually turn off. So I was wondering, is this a good build for a gaming PC?
AMD X4 Quad Core 3.1GHz
2TB Hard Drive
ATI 6770 1GB Graphics
8x USB2
Gigabit Ethernet
DVD Writer
And then you've got the included crappy mouse and keyboard, the Windows 7 operating system and all that jazz.
My cousin who is into computers can't really explain it in normal non Jargon English left me these instructions:
Intel Core i5 2500k - £170
Motherboard - P67-No - Z68-Yes
CPU - Geforce 560Ti or 570 - Radeon 6870 or 6950
I am sticking to a budget of a maximum of £650 so if someone can give me some advice on parts and stuff it would be much appreciated.
PS: It's a desktop not a laptop, just though I should slip that in.

Answer:Is this a good build for my new Gaming PC?

CPU - Intel Core i5 2500k - yes
Motherboard - P67 or Z68 - Yes. Both good boards.
GPU - Geforce 560Ti or 570 - Radeon 6870 or 6950 anyone of these cards is fine.
PSU - Get a decent 500W minimum.
HDD - Split your hard-drive in two,so you have 2 x 1TB hard-drives which means one will back up the other. If you have everything on the one drive and it fails then you could lose everything.
Get a decent case, a gaming PC produces a fair bit of heat so keeping the insides cool is a must.
If you want I'll put together a spec for you tomorrow and you can run it by your cousin. I have been building a while now and I like my FPS's .
Let me know.

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I don't know if this is the topic/forum. I was wondering if this pc build could play all of the following.

Arma 3
Arma 2
Grand theft auto V(GTA5 for when it comes out)
Grand theft auto IV
battle field 3
battle field 4
Dead island
Crysis 3
all metro city's
And a lot of games like that to medium-high-max settings.

If I posted this on the wrong forum i'm sorry.

If you guys want you can post part suggestions.

Answer:Is this pc build good for gaming?

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I am new to gaming computers so be patient with me haha. I am wanting to build the best gaming computer possible for around 900 dollars (do not care about blueray and all that crap, all I care about is pure performance for gaming) I also would like to exclude the OS, keyboard and mouse. I just want to have a custom built machine that would last at least 2 years, if not more. Right now I am gaming with a Dell Inspiron 1545 so you can imagine my frustration lol. I am going to attempt to build this computer myself, I just have no idea what would be the best bang for the buck. Again I am new to all this so just try to be understanding
Thank you!

Answer:I need advice on a good gaming PC build

which OS are you excluding; is it 32 or 64-bit?

with this information we will be better able to recommend a processor and memory.

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Hi guys thxs for entering to this topic. can you plz help me looking for a very good gaming pc with a 24" monitor.It must resist mw 2 at max setts with no lag or spikes like people say it must run silky as smooth or smoothly as silk, well thats not the point if you can find the stuff plz post the links fast!

Thxs to everyone, ahhh i forgot and a good mouse too

Answer:Help me build a very good gaming PC with $1600

Intel Core i5 750 ($200)
Gigabyte P55A-UD4P ($185)
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x2Gb DDR3-1600 (8-8-8-24) ($106)
Corsair TX650w PSU ($70 after rebate)
Sony Optiarc AD-7240S CD/DVD multi drive ($28)
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500Gb ($55)
HIS HD5850 1Gb ($290)
Thermaltake V9 Gaming chassis ($85)
Samsung 2494SW 24" TFT 2ms GTG ($210)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OEM x64 ($105)
Logitech G110 Gaming keyboard ($80)
Logitech MX518 8 button gaming mouse ($43)
Cyber Acoustics 2.1 68watt speakers ($39)
TRIPP LITE SUPER7 7 Feet 7 Outlets 2350 joules Surge Suppressor ($18)

Total : $1514 + $51.48 shipping on selected items. Total : $1566

I'm assuming you are in the U.S.
Prices are indicative and you will most likely get better deals on individual items by checking out a number of stores.

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

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AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor

Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case

Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer

SAPPHIRE 11201-05CPO (VAPOR-X) Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

i already ordered everything but the graphics card and that's my price range.

Answer:Tell me if this is a good build for gaming normal to high.

i already ordered everything but the graphics card and that's my price range.Click to expand...

Since you already ordered the parts, it does little good now to ask if they are going to work well together.

Your parts selection is low to mid range at best. The mb is not a performance board. Gigabyte makes
fine boards however this is one of their mid-level ie NOT performance boards.
Hard drive. Again WD makes fine drives however NOT the blue series. Only the black series [or preferably a ssd] for a gaming system.
Pw supply. Again corsair makes some fine pw supplies however the one you selected is NOT one of them. For a gaming system only the HX, TX, or AX line.
In short the parts you have selected are fine for an office system ie running office, email, etc. They are NOT fine for a gaming machine and you most likely will be disappointed in their performance or longevity.

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I need to stay with in the price range of $270,
Or find a cheaper mobo that's just as good or better, so i can put more money on a video card.

Answer:Recommendations on a good gaming video card for this build

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I have been looking for verification that if I buy the Dell 24 Gaming Monitor – S2417DG and attach it to my Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI that I will get full 2560x1440 resolution refresh rate 165 Hz with 1ms response as the Monitor specs are listed.
I can find no information that the HDMI will pass this level of output.
I have talked to Dell tech support and they do say that the HDMI port is connected directly to the  NVIDIA  GeForce GTX 1050T i with 4GB GDDR5 but I also have seen information that HDMI will not support this.
So I am looking for verification on this configuration being compatible/able to output the full capabilities of the video card to the monitor via the on board HDMI output?

Answer:Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 HDMI Specs/Does HDMI out support full bandwidth for G-SYNC Dell Gaming Monitor – S2417DG

First of all, G-Sync as far as I know requires DisplayPort and will not run on HDMI.  Even if it does, I don't think even HDMI 2.0 has enough bandwidth for 1440p @ 165 Hz.  And even if it does though, all of the Dell systems I've seen have only had HDMI 1.4, which is only enough for 1440p @ 60 Hz.  But even if all of that isn't a problem, does the Inspiron 7567 have ONLY a GeForce GPU, or does it have an Intel GPU plus a GeForce GPU?  If it's the latter, G-Sync will definitely not work because in almost all systems that have both GPUs, only the Intel GPU is directly wired to the display outputs.  If your system has ONLY the GeForce GPU, then G-Sync should work in theory, but again you may have the bandwidth problems I mentioned above.

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I have been wanting to buy a gaming pc for a very long time now. But as you know new hardware is always being developed and released, so i dont know if i should just go for it or wait a bit longer.I found a PC from with the following specs and is £584.10Intel® Core? 2 Quad-Core? Processor Q6600 (2.40GHz, 8MB, 1066MHz)Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium3072MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024/2x512]640gb hard drive 7.200(2x320)512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT cardFirst of all, i dont know much about computers butam not sure if the "8800GT 512MB" is that good of a graphics card as i heared good and bad things about it. I could probably pay around £170 more and get the "8800GTX 768 MB" which is quiet good.The other choice i guess is waiting a while longer and get something better. Scan 3xs is being released and my reduce the price of the older type of pc's but am not sure. I appreaciate all the advice you can give me.thank you

Answer:Best specs for gaming pc under £700

wrong place to post. sorry

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Hi, i was looking to build a gaming pc and have put together the following as a plan but wondered if it will be any good, will it play new games and at high settings\ or would you recommend any adjustments?, I have a tight budget so any help is appreciated.

CPU ? AMD Phenom II x4 Black Edition (AM3, 3.20GHZ, 8MB Total Cache), Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium (32bit), 4 GB Kingston DDR2 Ram, 500w Power Supply
Asrock K10N78M Motherboard, Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 4670 1GB PCI-E Graphics Card
500GB S-ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive, Sony Optiarc 24x SATA DVD Burner
X Blade Silver ATX casing, 2 x Akasa AK191SM fans and standard Heatsink and CPU fans

Answer:Help for specs on gaming PC

Drop down to a Phenom II X2 55x series CPU and get a more powerful video card instead. Also, what're the specs on the PSU? (brand and model number)

Lastly, I'd recommend the Cooler Master HAF 912 and the NZXT Beta EVO as better cases. Choose whatever fits your budget best, but the HAF 912 is the better of the two IMHO.

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I ordered a gaming PC about a year ago and now want to upgrade due to a faulty video card. This is what my PC would look like if I upgraded now;

motherboard: Msi 770-G45

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 945

Ram/memory: 4 GB DDR3

Graphics card: Geforce GTX 260

PSU: hec XP1080 1080W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V / EPS12V CrossFire & SLI NVIDIA HYBRID-SLI Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

So, are these parts all compatible, is my motherboard compatible with a directx 11 gpu? Please reply if they look compatible or not. Have a nice day!

Answer:I need help with the specs for my gaming PC

benmenftw said:

So, are these parts all compatible..Click to expand...


benmenftw said:

is my motherboard compatible with a directx 11 gpu?Click to expand...

Yes, insofar as motherboards aren't dependant upon which DirectX API the card is capable of utilising. Graphics card compatibility is dependant upon the slot interface the motherboard uses.
Your MSI board uses PCI-E graphics slot
GTX 260 uses PCI-E graphics slot
Match made in heaven

benmenftw said:

Graphics card: Geforce GTX 260Click to expand...

The GTX 260 isn't DirectX 11 capable, so why DX11 is an issue is a moot point.

benmenftw said:

Please reply if they look compatible or notClick to expand...


benmenftw said:

Have a nice day!Click to expand...

You too.

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Question: Gaming Specs

Ok, I am a novice when it comes to hardware. I am looking for a something to Boost my gaming to the point where The Elder scrolls: Oblivion would run fine on my system. Right now everything is factory. So I am wondering what I need to increase my capabilities to that point, Which I stated earlier. I am willing to spend 150$ right now for upgrades, and need to know what I would need for the job. I wrote down my specs when I joined. I dont know if you can see them,but if you need them I will be happy to post them. I am thinking I need a very nice video card and more ram. But how much ram and what video card? And maybe a price on how much I would have to spend. I am taking all recommendations. In advance I appreciate the help and advice.


Answer:Gaming Specs

I cannot find any information or pics of your system at the instance, so I cannot say anything definite.
These two should be good for you: +
The 4670 will in a few weeks be replaced by 5650, which will perform the same or better, cost a little less and produce less heat, consume less power and have DirectX11 capability (which you don't need/can't even use for Oblivion, but it'll be good to have).
More RAM would help, too, but I really can't know what kind as I can't find any info on things. Please post back in this thread soon so that I get an subscription update and won't forget to get further into this when I have a bit more time.

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Hello team my specs are :
cpu : intel core 2 quad q8300
ram : 4gb single channel
motherboard : fujitsu siemens ms-7504vp-pv
graphic card : amd radeon r9 380 series

Now my pc is really slow fps spikes , slow access to programms , spikes everywhere generally.
I was considering changing my ram to 2 8GB rams
That should help me out or i would have more problems ?
I want to buy those 2 8gb for my pc to run faster in-out while gaming or doing other stuffs
What u suggest guys?

Answer:Specs for a gaming pc

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Recently I decided to build a gaming pc, And would like to know how are these specs(No bias Please):

My specs are :-

- Fatal1ty Z97X Killer Motherboard

-Intel i7-4770k 3.50 Ghz

-Amd Radeon R7 200 Series

-Corsair 16 Gb Ram

-1 Tb Hard Drive(I forgot company, sorry)

-Corsair Carbide 500R Case

-Windows 7 64 bit Home premium

- Corsair CX750M ATX power supply

And one thing, Can someone recommend a good Gaming Headset with built in Mic, Please?

Answer:How are my gaming PC Specs

Well considering that you built a gaming pc and did not mention what GPU (only series) you have then it's pretty hard to actually evaluate your rig. Plus tell us your cooling solution.

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Question: Gaming PC specs

is a Intel Core i3 dual core i3-2100 procceser with a Processor speed of 3.1GHz., with 8gb of ram suitable for basic gaming(games like WoW and Minecraft)?

Answer:Gaming PC specs

I think this belongs in the "Other Hardware" section, but I'm sure a mod will move it if needed.

Moving on... what graphics card do you plan on using?

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In was wondering if you guys could take a look at the system im about to put together. Any advice would be great .

HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 0A31636 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - OEM

RAIDMAX RX-450KW ATX12V 450W Power Supply 100 - 120/200 - 240Vac TUV, UL, CSA, CE, FCC, CB - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100107L-BL Radeon X800 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail

LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 4X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - Retail

Thermaltake VENUS 12 80mm Ball Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail

COOLER MASTER CAV-T01-WWC Silver/Blue ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Retail

Answer:New gaming pc specs

Looks like a nice system! Two things came to mind as I had a once over.

1. I'd do some research on that PSU. I haven't heard of that maker (which doesn't say much, there are a LOT of makers I have never heard of). No-name PSUs are a headache. See what some others say about it. It is possible that the one you have chosen is a big name maker, I honestly don't know.

2. Why get a ATI video card? I actually prefer ATI over Geforce myself (the Canadian in me), but if you are going to get an SLI motherboard, you may as well keep your future upgrade options open. Recommend getting a Geforce, so that down the road if you want to stick another in there you can link them up. Why tie your own hands?

Also, another thought... I know I said I only had 2 thoughts but.....

That Venus12, how loud is it? My last computer had a volcanoe heatsink/fan and it was like a jet engine in my living room. Drove me INSANE. :knock:

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A while ago i got this computer as a gift, and it worked nicely, mostly because i just wanted to play what i had and it was better than the old one. Now though i've got some cash and want to get some games, but first i need to upgrade. Comp's specs

I've already bought new RAM so my next target is a video card. Looking around it appears i use PCIx16 or w/e cards. I'd like something that would last me at least a year or two but it doesn't need to be top of the line. Suggestions on the card choices themselves, and also if i need to do anything else please tell me. *note* wow i must be tired because this reads horribly lol. o well.

Answer:Upgrade to Gaming Specs.

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Hi All..Im posting my DxDiag specs. Recently when i was trying to play Assassins Creed 2, i was having stuttering problems in audio. I plan to build this PC as a budget PC for gaming for the next 2 years atleast, Could someone suggest what minimalistic enhancements would i require in addition to my below specks to make it a decent gaming PC. (Ram, Video Card, etc) Thanks in advance.

System Information


Time of this report: 5/20/2010, 07:00:33
Machine name: LEONG-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: INTEL_
System Model: DG45ID__
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/08/08 15:50:39 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1978MB RAM
Page File: 1389MB used, 2566MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
Direct... Read more

Answer:Help Required for Gaming Specs

I would recommend at least 4GB of RAM (any more than 4GB of RAM you will need a 64bit version of Windows).

Any reasonable Nvidia or ATI graphics card will do.

Although if you're doing this in the next two years I would recommend waiting before you buy because the price of everything will drop and the speed will increase.

Processor wise I'd go for an Intel i5 at the minimum or any other Intel quad core equivalent (you might be able to get away with a mid to high end i3), although the chances are an i5 will be considered slow in a couple of years so buy it nearer the time of building if you have the chance, it'll be cheaper and faster.

I hope this helps.


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I was thinking about buying a LCD monitor but I heard that they arent as great for gaming as CRTs because of refresh rates and clearness. Still my bulky CRT needs to go so i was just wondering wat kind of refresh rates i want and contrast ratio and so on. I use my comp for gaming with games such as CS:S, BF2, AOEIII, and Oblivion as well as for casual use such as web browsing typing up word documents ect. Please help.

Answer:What specs for gaming monitor?

How much can you spend?
Remember the basic rule: You get what you pay for

There are some great LCD´s on the market, but if you want very good image quality, and no ghosting, you have to pay for that. Also, to get the best image quality, you should use the LCD at its native resolution. Of course you can use it at other resolutions, but the image quality won´t be the best.
Unfortunately, if you want a big monitor (17" or 19") and want to use the native resolution, you need a powerful computer to run the games smoothly at those high resolutions.

If you, like me, don´t have a cutting edge machine, look for a 15" LCD. Its native resolution its 1024x768. That should tax too much your machine.

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Greetings Fellow Geeks,
I have a great Series 7 Gamer NP700G7C-S01U, which gets used mostly for gaming. While it slices through Crysis and other GPU killers at max settings like a champ, the 8 lb + weight is beginning to feel like the proverbial albatross around my neck. Like a Linus blanket, I haul it to work everyday, rarely using it except for rare plugins/apps that my employer doesn't have. (I am a multimedia professional.) I see that there is a slow trickle of (much lighter) ultrabooks coming out with close to gaming rig specs. Generally, they are short of 4-8 GB of RAM and lack a discrete GPU. Any opinions, speculation as to when we can expect a quad core gaming rig (with a discrete GPU,e.g. 2GB) in an ultrabook form factor? (Is a discrete 2 GB GPU even possible in this form factor?) I am seriously considering selling it and sating my game jones on my desktop until something more lap-friendly comes out. Many thanks in advance for your input!

Answer:Ultrabook with Gaming Specs

You might want to take a look here.

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These are some specs for a gaming laptop I am looking at: PROCESSORNEW Intel® Core? i5-430M 2.26GHz (2.53GHz Turbo Mode, 3M cache)

OPERATING SYSTEMGenuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English

HD DISPLAY15.6? High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife? and Camera

MEMORY4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz

HARD DRIVE500GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)

GRAPHICS CARDATI Mobility Radeon? HD 5470, 1GB
OPTICAL DRIVE8X CD/DVD Burner + Roxio Easy CD & DVD Burning - Enhanced Burn/Authoring

BATTERY OPTIONS85 Whr Lithium Ion Battery (9 cell)

WIRELESS CARDIntel© Centrino© Advanced-N 6200

BLUETOOTHDell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Internal (2.1)

SOUND OPTIONSSoundblaster X-Fi Hi Def Audio - Software Enabled
Just wondering if this would be good for an ok-ish gaming laptop.

Answer:Specs for Gaming Laptop

This looks like a nice laptop. Whats the model?

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So I have a gaming PC and I just purchased a new gtx 1060 gpu. However, the performance doesnt seem to be improving in any of my games. My previous card was a gtx 960, and I am starting to think it may be my processor that is bottleneck my performance. I would appreciate some input guys, thanks!

Here are the stats I have on my PC atm:

Processor AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (build 14393), 64-bit

For some context, I play h1z1 king of the kill and max out at about 60fps. I have friends who have older GPU's such as the gtx 970 that get about double that of what I am getting in my 1060. All the game settings are set to low as well. Thanks!

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Hi everyone, I'm looking at getting my first computer specifically for gaming; but I haven't got much of an idea of what specs I need and what I can get for the amount of money I want to spend.

I'm wanted to spend around £500-£600. I'd want to be able to play new games and ones which will be coming out in the relative future (mmorpgs/fps etc) and games such as skyrim, battlefield, hitman, crysis 3, gta & far cry 3 -which I know require a good graphics card etc. would it make sense getting windows 8 or not?

can anyone give me details as to what specs I need to look for and/or recommend me any computers in the £500-£600 range?

thanks guys

Answer:Gaming computer specs?

Windows 7 is probably a better choice. It doesnt matter though. This is what I put together: Add in the Corsair TX650V2 PSU, I forgot to include it in the cart. The cart is on Amazon by the way. It is a bit over budget, but it will play your games at very high, if not max settings.

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I'm looking for suggestions on a light gaming PC. Does the following setup sound appropriate?

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core?i5-2400 Quad Core (3.10GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics
ASUS® P8H67-M LX SI (NEW REV 3.0): M-ATX, USB 2.0, SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2 x PCI
Memory (RAM)
Graphics Card
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
640GB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD6402AAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
Memory Card Reader
Power Supply
350W Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
Processor Cooling
Sound Card
Network Facilities
USB Options
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence

Answer:Specs for light gaming PC?

Only thing I don't like is the 350W no-name PSU, I'd advise an Enermax 480W or better.

EDIT: Whoops, I really meant the Antec Trupower 480 or better

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Hi folks,

I posted a thread up here a while ago about getting a gaming laptop but have now changed my mind and want to buy a PC Gaming unit instead.

I need it to do the same things as previously mentioned:
This is the first post I am submitting and I am hoping that someone can help me...
I now have a budget of £800 initially (plan to upgrade month by month eventually) but need to get cracking with a decent spec for a gaming/music production but still haven?t a clue what to buy!!!

I will be mainly using it for music production but want one powerful to play racing games like Grand Prix 4, NASCAR Racing 2003 (with all the mods) and Grand Prix Legends.

I've had a guy who I don't know very well who works at Maplins offer to build it for me but people have said I'd be better of getting it custom built from PCSpecialist or some other website. However, this was the list of things he researched for me:

There are soooooo many possibilities when it comes to processors, RAM, graphics cards, SSD's(?) etc etc that I have been swamped with information on what I could buy so much that my brain is FRAZZELED!

Is anyone able to do a little research for an invilid and actually find me the sort of spec pc I will need to do what I need it to do with Windows 7?...

Hope someone out there can help as I want to get it ASAP and would be eternally grateful!




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Hi, there. I was thinking of building a decent gaming pc but need guidance on what would be the best affordable options (not necessarily in that order). Yes, i want affordable but not crap or average.Please helpthanks

Answer:Affordable gaming pc specs

Without knowing your budget it is very difficult to give you an answer.What I may consider crap or average may be all you can afford and vice versa.

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I'm buying a custom desktop from dinopc.I wish to play games like Empire Total War, GTA4, Stalker Clear Sky, and in the future: Operation flashpoint 2 and Mafia 2. etc... I'm not too worried that in 3 years time I might not be able to have anti aliasing on or top quality graphics in a game. With that in mind, do you chaps think these specs are alright for my gaming needs?Processor - i7 920Motherboard - Asus P6T deluxe v2RAM - 6GB DDR3 1600mhzGraphics card - nVidia GTX 285CPU cooler - Coolermaster V8PSU - 1250w Coolermaster Real Power Pro (i chose this wattage because in the future I will want to put in a second gtx 285 in SLI)HDD - 1TB sata 7200rpm 16mb cacheOptical drive - 20x dvd+-rw dl sata lightscribeOnboard SoundOS - Vista Premium 64 bitCase - Antec 900 TwoMonitor - 22 inch LG lg 226wu: 1680 x 1050, 2ms, 5000:1Keyboard, speakers, mouse - cheap tacky ones.THANKS FOR ANY HELP AND ADVICE!!!!

Answer:Are these specs sensible for a gaming desktop?

I would get a larger case and remember dx11 cards are out about xmas. all the other stuff is ok, 1 card is plenty for a 22" monitor.

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Hello, I am looking to upgrade my CPU because it is the only thing which make some of my games run like sh*t.

I was wondering which one, and what kind of CPU. I'm not looking for thé best, but for a decent one. If possible a cheap but still an awesome, fast CPU.

My computer :
- Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits (6.1, build 7600)
- Default system BIOS
- 4096 MB Ram
- DirectX version 11
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 (total memory : 2032 MB)
- AMD Phenom(tm) 9100e Quad-Processor (4CPUs), ~ 1.8Ghz

If you need any more information just reply.
Hope you guys help me out so my pc can even go faster .

Grtz, Dopeway

Answer:Looking for a gaming CPU for my pc (specs included)

Can you find out which motherboard or chipset your system is running. CPU-Z should be able to get this info.

What's your price range for the new CPU?

A possibility:
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ940XCJ4DGI

You'd need to get a heatsink for the new processor since it's an OEM chip.

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Old pc died..hubby having one made for me..I play oblivion, skyrim, second life, and will play teh new online elder scrolls when not extreme but like good graphics and smooth play..I was told the ctx 670 windforce 3x was good for all of them but beyond that I am clueless . I am giving the specs to someone else to build, and they are pros, but I dont want to get * over asking the pros thanks for answers..

Answer:Gaming computer specs

What is your budget for the PC?

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Okay - I am needing some assistance from anyone that wants to help....
I am about to start building a computer (yep I have experience doing this) but I realized that I would probably use this computer for mostly gaming since I really don't do much else when I have free time and this would be solely for keeping my sanity - which trust me - that is a good thing

Now I play games like Law & Order, Fate, Diablo, Chainz, Mah Jong, Luxor, Zuma...etc. - what specs would you advise me - I don't need anything overly fancy - just it has been awhile since I have been out there and looking around at I am here throwing myself on your mercy!! - any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Computer Specs (for gaming)

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we bought what we thought was a decent pc for our son but as it has integrated graphics he can't play any of his newer games on it and it isn't upgradeable! Apart from that, the system is great - so super early pressie for me!However, this means that he's left without a pc. I want to get him a replacement, but obviously my budget is ridiculously stretched. Is it possible to find a machine that can play current games and cost £600 or less?PLEASE say it's possible..... any suggestions at all?

Answer:"budget" gaming pc specs

What do you mean by "it isn't upgradeable"?If it is a new machine I find it hard to believe that it doesn't have and AGP or PCI-E expansion slot for dedicated graphics! What manufacture/model is it?

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Question: PC Specs Pre-Build

I want to make a PC and here are my final specs please tell me what you think.
Graphics Card Asus GeForce GTX660 TI £229.99
Processor i5 3570k CPU £171.97
MotherBoard Asus P8Z77-V LX2 £83.30
Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 £27.99
SSD Crucial CT256M4SSD2 256GB £147.39
RAM Corsair Vengeance 8GB £51.60
Power Supply Corsair Professional £134.56
2nd Hard Drive Seagate 2TB £74.25
Monitor Acer S240HLbid 24' £133.18

Case Cooler Master HAF 912 £74.99


Answer:PC Specs Pre-Build

looks ok to me

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Gonna try and hit Fry's today or tomorrow. Here's what I came up with from their website for a build. They are about 1.5 miles from my house, hopefully everything is in stock. Any ideas/suggestions welcomed.

#5101696 Core 2 Quad Q6600 $320

#5372008 Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L mobo $95

#5119696 Vista Home Premium Full OEM $110

Case, don't know put $120 here

Pwr supply, don't know put $120 here (600W+)

#4862510 Corsair DDR2 800 2G $75

Sata 3g drive 320gb put $100 here

#5525180 EVGA 9600GT 512mb PCI-express $200

DVD burner $60

1200 bucks plus tax, give or take a few bucks.

Answer:How do these specs look for a new build?

You might want to shop around a bit. CPU is much cheaper at the Egg.


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Tell me what yall' think:



Hard Drive:

Motherboard: -- CHANGED TO INTEL

Processor: -- CHANGED TO INTEL

Graphics Card:

Optical Drive:


OK! so thats my first build, make sure someone tells me if something else will not work with something else since this is my first build! THANKS!

Answer:First Build Specs!!!

Quite nice, My question is why get a 450w PSU then get a SLI Mobo?

If you want to get a great PSU for cheap get this one:

Other then that the rest is great!

Do you know if you can play oblivion with that card or no?

Also... What about the RAM?
Did you make sure it's a 184pin and DDR 400? Because if you put a 240pin and DDR something else it will :hotbounce then :hotouch:
If you are getting recommendations get this:


RAM (x2 for 2 gigs):


You can keep the case because it takes ATX mobos

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Question: New Build Specs

Hi, i was looking into buying a new gaming pc but whilst prioes seem high ive decided im going to go down the build it myself route. I have looked at a few parts so far and was wondering if someone could just let me know if what i have so far seems decent? now ive gone for an i7, but im still wondering if a quad core will do just as good a job? although im saying gaming pc, im not an avid gamer and it will mainly be for i dont want to do to much overkill. i7 920 overclocked to 3.33ghz, 6gb ram asus p6t motherboard bundle at £488[url=click here]Intel i7 920 @ 3.33GHz - Asus P6T - 6GB DDR3 PC10666 Motherboard CPU Overclocked Bundle BU006OC[/url]ati radeon hd4890 @ £170coolermaster elite 330 case @ £30now ive seen this psu which is a coolermaster silent pro 700w psu at £86[url=click here]Coolermaster Silent Pro M700 700W PSU Modular Power Supply - RS700-ASAAA1-UK[/url]now this will only be my third build, and as ive never built anything near these specs im not sure if this is suitable,. will 700w be ok? i am maybe hoping to upgrade to 2 graphics cards in the future so i guess id need something different as i do that.Ive not yet looked at hd's and optical drives but im more than likely going to just use the ones i currently have. any advice is greatly appreciatedThanksRobbo

Answer:New Build Specs

the 600w version of the silent pro only scored 61% in custom pc mag dx11 graphics cards next week so 4890 will soon be obsolete.

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Question: Pre-Build PC Specs

here are my specs for a pre-build can you please tell me if my pc will fit together and work well:

Graphics Card
Power Supply
Hard Drive

Also What SSD is better?

Answer:Pre-Build PC Specs

Since you've already posted on this matter..yes it will work and it looks like a good system. Personally I like the Samsung SSD...they use there own house...vs all the other company's using parts from other manufatures.

Most Moderators frown upon people that double post...just giving you a heads up!

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I'm in the Navy and getting ready to go on a you can imagine how that goes. I want a good gaming laptop to use in my time off to keep me busy. I would like to play Oblivion(single-player, time killer) and I can get into FPS and RTS games especially if there are others involved in the action too. So keep that in mind when you're looking at this. I've never been much of a big-time pc gamer so I'm not exactly up to par on graphics card standards and such.

But here is what I'm looking at right now. Toshiba is having a sale (20% off) on select customized laptops until May 1st. So they quote this system at a retail of 2000 some dollars but since there is a sale its only $1623.00
Toshiba Satellite P300-ST3014

CPU: Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.5GHz, 6MB L2, 800MHz FSB)
Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 32-Bit
Memory: 4096MB PC5300 DDR2 667MHz SDRAM (2048MBx2)
LCD: 17.0" Diagonal Widescreen WXGA+ TruBrite® display (1440x900)
Graphics Controller: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650 with 512MB DDR2 discrete memory
+ up to 255MB allocated shared graphics memory
HDD: 120GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial-ATA)
Optical Media: DVD SuperMulti (DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash™ drive
Mini-PCI/WiFi: Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965 AGN (802.11a/g/n)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth® Version 2.1 +EDR
Battery: Lithium Ion battery (6-Cell, 4000mAh)

All this for $1623.00

So is this a good deal? Is there a... Read more

Answer:Looking to buy a gaming laptop (specs inside!)

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Hello, i been looking to buy new pc for a while and at start was thinking of AMD system, but now sticking to intel. following is the configuration, if anything seems shouldnt be in a gaming rig or isnt the best performance part, please commentthank youbudget for base unit is £1500 and this comes to 1504(pc specialist)Processor (CPU) Intel® Core?i7 Processor i7-920 (4 X 2.66GHz) 4.8GTs/8MB Cache Memory (RAM) 6GB CORSAIR XMS3 1600MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (3x2GB) Motherboard ASUS® P6T: DDR3, 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX on Demand Operating System Genuine Windows Vista? Home Premium 64 bit Edition + SP1, CD & Licence (£84) USB Options 8 x USB 2.0 PORTS (6 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm) 1st CD/DVD Drive 22x DUAL LAYER LIGHTSCRIBE DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM Graphics Card 1792MB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX295 PCI Express - 2 x DVI / HDMI Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Network Facilities ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT Case ANTEC 1200 BLACK GAMING CASE Power Supply & Case Cooling 800W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£89) (Special Offer) Processor Cooling ASUS TRITON 81 PURE COPPER BASE ULTRA COOLER (£49) Firewire & Video Editing 1 x IEEE 1394a FIREWIRE PORT ONBOARD think of this as your system what would u change? or add

Answer:New Gaming rig help, check specs & comment

"think of this as your system what would u change? or add"With the budget you have, and if it was for games only, I would buy a Playstation 3, lots of accessories and lots of games. ;^)

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I want to be able to run high graphics games such as Oblivion flawlessly. I am almost positive I have a pci slot open but I think that it is taken. I hear that PCI cards are not that powerfull in the gaming department anyways...My Specs: System Model: a6442p HPCPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz CPU Speed: 2.20 GHz Performance Rated at: 3.3 GHz RAM: 4GBOS: Windows Vista Home PremiumVIDEO CARD: Intel(R) G33"G31 Express Chipset Family HARD DRIVE: (2x) 500 GbI know the video card is the problem with running because it is missing Hardware T&L and a Vertex Shader. I'm a little confused about what cards will fit, and which will run best for the best buck. I hate that my pc is missing essential components even for casual gaming, but now that I am getting into heavier gaming I need better graphics to run the games. What video card would be right for what I want to do? PCI? PCIe? Pci x16??

Answer:Gaming Video Card Specs

Quote from: gmaxwell1 on October 04, 2009, 05:04:43 PM...System: a6442p...What video card would be right for what I want to do? PCI? PCIe? Pci x16??What is "a6442p"?  Is this HP Pavilion?Pci-e x16 is what you want.

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My 15 years old wants a new PC for gaming. It has to be under £1000, ideally under £900 if possible. He plays online a lot (games through Steam and also games like Skyrim The Elder Scrolls). After a lot of shopping around it seems that Dino pc can accomodate his specifications most cheaply.
He insists on a system whcih can be overclocked and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570. Have tried to keep the other specs low. Can anyone please advise on the following specifications:
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
CPU Cooler: NEW! Xigmatek HDT-S963
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
Memory: 8.0GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2x 4GB)
Hard Drives: 1TB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1,280MB
Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio
PSU: 18034 - 700W Xigmatek
Many thanks.

Answer:Your advice on specs for gaming needed - please help!

Looks like another trying to promote Dino.
Having a look at the Reviews would put me off from buying from them.
1st review I came to.

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this is the first time that im gonna buy a gaming laptop. i choose laptop because i travel a lot.but i dont know enough about hardware. is a cpu 6700HQ ok for todays games?if not which cpu should i look for?and how about gpu? should i choose a gpu tha match the cpu?thanks in advance

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Hard Drive Capacity: 1TB Model: Savage8
Operating System: Windows
MPN: SAV8 1017 B-KMMH Monitor Keyboard Mouse Headset
Operating System Edition: Windows 7
Graphics Processing Type: Integrated/On-Board Graphics Processor Type: AMD A-Series 7650K
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R7 Series Processor Speed: 4.2GHz Overclocked
Processor Cores: Quad Core Memory: 8GB
Memory Speed: 1600MHz

Answer:Budget Gaming PC specs, What games could it run

Can I just clarify that that's an AMD 7650K APU, with 8GB RAM?

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Hey guys,

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

• Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced

• Intel Core i7 2600 Processor

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

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

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

• Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 - 500GB

• LG 22x DVD Burner

• Cooler Master GX Series 750W Power Supply

• Cooler Master 120mm Silent Fan - RED

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

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

Answer:Are these decent specs for a gaming comp?

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I have an amd athlon xp 2600+, 450 watt power, and 512 ram, there is more but I won't go to in depth
and I plan to get an Nvidia 6600 or higher

I want to know if my computer will be able to run games like lego star wars, the normal star wars, doom3, or other newer games around this level...

the reason I ask is that I want to buy the 6600 but I don't know if it is worth it with what I have to work with

Answer:Will my gaming computer work with these specs

Well what kind of motherboard are you using? What type of ram is that aswell? Dont buy a 6600 get a 6800gt from eVGA and your ram and processor are lacking for doom 3, the best way to tell is look at recommended system requirements and get your comp to beat it

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Question: Good specs?

Hey, I recently bought a new gaming PC, but I just seem to lag a lot. Could you please check out my specs, and tell me any issues I need to address? It's only a £400 (596 USD) so it's not that impressive. Thanks!

Processor: AMD A8-6600K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 3.90 GHz

RAM: 8.00 GB (7.20 GB usable) (side note, I only know it's an AMD, not which model)

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8570D

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

Sorry, that's all I know of my PC, and also I do not know much about PC's so please try to dumb some things down for me. Thank you!

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AMD Athlon 64 2800+

is that good?

would that help me with games such as football manager and masses of music files?

thanks reuben x

Answer:is this PC specs good?...

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Im building myself a tower for gaming purposes (BF3, WOW, Skyrim etc). Not Crysis :D
What im looking for is if there is anything ive done wrong such as got a graphics card that is too good and a CPU that wont keep up with it or my CPU doesnt fit my moterhboard and im being silly etc. Im also interested if I will come accross problems such as overheating etc.
Since I allready have some spare components that are fine im only interested:
Case: N2XT Gamma Gaming Case
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 (4x 3.3GHz) 6MB
Fan: Intel Heatsink and Fan
RAM: Corsair 4GB XMS3 PC3-12800 1600MHz (1x4GB) (DDR3)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 - 1GB (EVGA) (PCI-E)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 (Intel Z68)
I also want the motherboard to support an eternet connector component thingy which I have but I dont know what thats called so im just hoping its there.

Answer:Do these specs look good?

It is difficult to give an opinion when you have failed to mention your budget as it would be tricky to suggest an alternative.
As it stands,I not sure about the Z68 mobo I would go for a P67.You have not listed a PSU or operating system.I'm not sure about your RAM I think something like this would be better, RAM. The rest is fine.

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hello everyone,got some specs here that would like to know if they r cool to run games for a couple of years..-Intel Core2 Duo E6750 2,66GHz 4MB 1333MHz 775.- Asus Intel P35 P5K Socket LGA 775 + DualChannel.-2 GB DDR2 RAM PC 667.- Nvidia 8600GTS .Thanks in Advance..

Answer:Are these good specs??

For the most part, it looks good. One thing I'd change though is the 8600GTS. It's fine for now, but won't last as long as something like the 8800GTS. If you can, wait a little longer for the new 8800GT. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's supposed to retail at about $250 for the 512MB version and $200 for the 256MB version while still giving the performance of an 8800GTS 320MB if not a 640MB.

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PC - Great specs but bad lag?

I recently got a new PC that is fairly made for gaming. Here are the specs.

Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 580
Motherboard: Gigabyte Socket 1155 CPU Z68XP-UD3
Using windows 7 64 Bit
Power supply: Force PS-890
8 GB ram
And the case is ThermalTake.

My optimal resolution is 1920x1080

So i've tried The Witcher 2 on it, and it lags ALOT, even on low settings. Considering my specs it should do just fine on High settings.

I also tried Modern warfare 2, It does just fine on low resolutions such as 1280x800. but when i turn it up to 1920x1080 it lags heavily! I dont understand why my PC would lag on a low demanding game such as Modern warfare 2.

I updated all my video card drivers. I went to windows update and got the latest update.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz2048MB RAM120GB HDDTFT15.4 ScreenDVDRW

Are they good or bad for running vista ultimate?


Answer:How good are these specs?

Originally Posted by Fmjc001

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz2048MB RAM120GB HDDTFT15.4 ScreenDVDRW

Are they good or bad for running vista ultimate?


Go for 4Gb of ram for Ultimate

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Hi, are my PC SPECS good enough for being able to play video games at 60FPS+, play video games and record them while maintaining FPS and Video Editing?
Computer Case: NZXT H440 - White/Black
CPU: Intel i7 4790K - (4 x 4.0 GHZ) - Haswell
CPU Heatsink: Corsair Hydro Series H60 2013 (Advanced Liquid Cooling)
Memory: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 1866 MHz (2x8GB) - Lifetime Warranty (DDR3)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 - 4 GB - (MSI) Twin Frozr V - (PCI-E) - (Free Metal Gear Solid V Game)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97P-D3 (Intel Z97) - 2xUSB3/4xUSB2
Sound Card: Motherboard Integrated HD Sound
Wired Networking: Motherboard Integrated Ethernet Lan (Broadband Ready)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W PSU - Low Noise
CPU Compound: Standard CPU Compound Supplied With Heatsink
Extra Case Fans: Standard Fans Included With Case
Hard Drive #1: 1 TB Seagate (1000 GB) SATA-III HDD 7200 RPM 64MB
Hard Drive #2: 120GB Mushkin SSD SATA-III, Read 555MB/s, Write 525MB/s - Silent (FREE £20 In-Game Credit)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included)
Power Cable: 1 x 1.8 Metre UK Mains Power Cable
Please Help!

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CPU: (Quad-Core)Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz 1066FSB 8MB L2 Cache 64-bit
CD: LG 20X Double Layer DVD+-RW Super Allwrite + Lightscribe Technology [+6] (Black Color)
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
FA_HDD: None
FREEBIE_VC: FREE! (Age of Conan) Game
HDD: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+11])
MOTHERBOARD: ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) MSI P7N SLI-FI 750i SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (4x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory [+80] (Corsair or Major Brand)
OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic w/ Service Pack 1 [+89] (64-bit Edition [+19])
PRO_WIRING: Professional Wiring for All WIRINGs Inside The System Chasis with High Performance Thermal Compound on CPU [+19]
POWERSUPPLY: 635 Watts Power Supplies [+69] (($30 off Mail-in Rebate) Sigma Shark SP-635W PSU - SLI Ready)
TEMP: NONE (AS SHOWN... Read more

Answer:Are these good pc specs?

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I am new to building PC's, as this is my first one, I want to know if these specs are good. Specifically, can I play games that might require decent graphics(Can I play games like Tera, Skyrim, Witcher 3, etc.). If someone could tell me if these specs are good in general, I would be greatly appreciative. I will just leave the link for all the specs here, in this link. I don't know if this is not allowed, so I guess I will find out. Thanks!

Answer:Are these specs good?

ProjectRysa said:

Can I play games like Tera, Skyrim, Witcher 3, etcClick to expand...

Yes you can, but Witcher 3 will be more demanding than the other two and will likely require you to run on lower settings.

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Question: Are my specs good?

I am sorry if this is the wrong sub forum but it seems like the best choice to post my question.

I am getting my new laptop tomorrow and was wondering if my specs were any good.
Also will it be ok for gaming e.g modern warfare 2/ WoW.
Model: Msi
Additional features: Multi-card reader, 3 x USB e-SATA port, HDMI, Bluetooth, Numeric keypad, 2.5kg weight.

Answer:Are my specs good?

yes they are good they are way better than my laptop and my desktop computer the only thing is your graphics card you might consider upgrading but it all does depend on what you want to use your computer for.

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I found this computer with these pc specs for about $800 and I wanted to know if it is worth it.

CybertronPC Borg-Q GM4213B Desktop PC (Green)
System: AMD FX-4130 3.80GHZ Quad-Core | AMD 760G Chipset | 8GB DDR3 | 1TB HDD | Genuine Windows 8.1 64-bit
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT610 1GB Video Card | 24X DVD±RW Dual-Layer Drive | Audio: 7.1 Channel | Gigabit LAN | Keyboard and Mouse
Expansion Bays/Slots Total(Free): 3(2) Ext. 5.25" | 4(3) Int. 3.5" | 4(4) Int. 2.5" | 1(1) PCI | 1(1) PCI-E x1 | 1(0) PCI-E x16 | 2(1) DIMM 240P
Connectivity: 4x USB 3.0 | 4x USB 2.0 | 1x RJ-45 Network Ethernet 10/100/1000 | Audio | 1x HDMI | 1x DVI | 2x VGA
Chassis: Apevia X-Sniper 2 Gaming Mid-Tower w/450 Watt Power Supply | 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty | Free Lifetime Tech Support

Answer:Are these good pc specs?

I'm not sure if you have gaming in mind or not so I will go ahead and say this. It's not a gaming machine that is for sure. The processor might be alright for light gaming. But that GPU is a budget card that might give you 30 FPS on low settings. But other than that it would be a good general purpose PC for web browsing, word processing, and light image/video editing.

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Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type ITE IT8712F (ISA 290h)
GPU Sensor Type National LM63 (ATI-I2C 4Ch)
Motherboard Name Chaintech VNF4 Series

Motherboard 28 °C (82 °F)
CPU 37 °C (99 °F)
GPU 63 °C (145 °F)
GPU Ambient 41 °C (106 °F)
Seagate ST3200822A 36 °C (97 °F)

Cooling Fans:

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.39 V
+3.3 V 3.20 V
+5 V 5.13 V
+12 V 11.84 V
-12 V -11.78 V
VBAT Battery 2.66 V
Chipset 1.17 V
DIMM 2.53 V
AGP 1.50 V

That's when I'm not playing games.

Answer:Are these specs good?

And during games:
Motherboard 32 °C (90°F)
CPU 38 °C (100 °F)
GPU 85 °C (184 °F)
GPU Ambient 57 °C (134 °F)
Seagate ST3200822A 38 °C (100 °F)

Cooling Fans:

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.39 V
+3.3 V 3.18 V
+5 V 5.11 V
+12 V 11.78 V
-12 V -11.86 V
VBAT Battery 2.66 V
Chipset 1.17 V
DIMM 2.53 V
AGP 1.49 V

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hello everyone, over the past few months i have grown from a coomputer noob into a super genius.

just kidding

i still dont know all the computer things (like programming and stuff) but i do know like 90% of the hardware and what it does:
basically im confident im ready to build a computer

okay so lets get to it; ive decided to make the build Intel-based (hooray)

also this is slightly important: IM GOING TO WAIT FOR WINDOWS 8.
notice in the specs list it says 'windows 8'? yes thats because im saving up now so that when win8 comes out i can order in all the parts, order in windows 8, and build myself a nice windows 8 computer.

the reason im posting this is because i just want a final opinion from the pro's on how you guys think my system will run...

anywhoo here are the specs: (find everything at
and yes i know i'd much rather use newegg or tigerdirect, however i live in Australia so those arent available to me.
BUT thats okay because Pccasegear suits my needs just fine.


Case: NZXT Lexa S Mid Tower Case ($79.00)
Power Supply: Gigabyte Odin 585W ($62.00)
Motherboard: ASUS P8H61 Motherboard B3 ($95.00)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS ($55.00)
Memory/RAM: G.Skill F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT (2x4GB) DDR3 ($49.00)
Graphics Card: HIS Radeon HD6770 1GB ($115.00)
Monitor: LG E2060T-PN 20inch LED Widescreen Monitor ($109.00)
CPU: Intel Core i3 2120 (dual core @ 3.3 GHz) ($139.00)
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B3ST 24X DV... Read more

Answer:First build -- review my specs

What exactly are you going to use your PC for? It'll be fine for everyday computing and multimedia but will perform just about average at mid resolutions. If your primary purpose is gaming, then you'll have to look at a better GPU.

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I'm about to build my first PC and have been researching a lot (Seems to be the key to getting things right). Unfortunately, the more I learn the more I discover I don't know! This will be a gaming PC with a lot of upgradability potential. What do you folks think re. the following specs.

Thermaltake Black Gaming Tower XaserV Series WinGo Full-Tower Case, Model "V7000+"

ASUS "A8N-SLI Deluxe" nForce4 SLI Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL

eVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, Dual DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express, Model "256-P2-N376-BX" -RETAIL

Fortron Blue Storm 500W ATX12V V2.0 Power Supply with 120mm Fan, P4 and AMD ready, Model "AX500-A" -RETAIL

AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 512K, L2 Cache, Socket 939 Windows Compatible 64-bit Processor - Retail

Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail

SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM

2x Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD800JD, OEM Drive Only

Pioneer Black DVD+RW/-RW Drive, Model DVR-109, OEM

Microsoft Windows XP HOME Edition With Service Pack 2 -OEM

Answer:Specs On My First Build Attempt

What do I think?

I think that your specs are VERY good . I think it may be a little expensive though, but if you don't care, I certainly don't care. Yep practically any game will run at max settings at high speeds. Good luck on your build, I just built my first one just a few days ago, and I learned a lot. I used an nforce4 ultra, 3000+, and a 6600gt, and this works great.

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Hi, I'm looking into a new build, and the i7's have come out since my last build (so I don't know much about them). The i7 motherboards seem to be much more expensive than those that don't support the i7's. Are i7's worth their price (motherboard price included).

And also, is fast ram worth the money?

Here's what I have at the moment. Criticism wanted.

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

The total of those four components comes out to be $827.87 with shipping.

I would like to keep the total close to or under $1400. I'll post the other stuff later, after I've decided on the core components. Right now, I would like to know people's opinion's on the i7's.

(Edit: Changed RAM)

Answer:Help Selecting New Build Specs

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Question: Final Build Specs

Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 189-

7900GS 200-

ECS nForce4 MoBo 60-

512MB DDR 55-

600W Case/PSU 55-

Anything anyone thinks i should change, or w/e. And i have another question, would this outperform a C2D system with a X800GTO? And i have another 768mb of RAM for dual channel, and an additional 256mb single channel.

Answer:Final Build Specs

And, i trust the case PSU, 24A on the 12V rail is good.

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I'm going to be building a new pc within the next month or so and would just like to get a 2nd opinion on my parts or if i chose a bit that's incompatible. Thanks!

here's what i've got:
Akasa Mirage - 62
Intel Q6600
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-8500 1066MHz DDR2
750w Silverstone modular psu
Asus P5N32-E plus SLi
Tuniq Tower 120 or Thermaltake ultra 120 extreme if i can find it
eVGA 8800GTS 640mb
Samsung SpinPoint 250gb sataII
2x Pioneer dvr-112bk

comes to about £1200 in total, haven't checked prices recently though so it could come to less by the time i get round to buying it.

thanks for looking

Answer:check my build specs

Looks good.

Why the Samsung drive? Do you already have it?

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I am building a computer for my nephew--he plays mid-range games--nothing high end and am doing it on a budget--this setup is $631 before tax and shipping. Any suggestions? Comments?

ASPIRE X-Dreamer II ATXB4KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: ATXB4KLW-BK/420W -54.99

ASUS A8N-E Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - 109.99

Update eVGA 128-P2-N368-TX Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - 149.99

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BPBOX - 152.00

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) - 73.80

Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - 52.76

NEC Silver IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM - $38.99

Total $631.53

Answer:Comments on Specs for Gaming Computer (mid-range)

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Hi, We are working on an open-source game-engine and we need to find a good balance between engine features and compatibility with available hardware that it is being used widely by Linux users. Please help us by joining this cause :

Best Regards, Siavash.

Answer:Linux gaming hardware specs survey

Might be a poor representative sample here at techspot, maybe not who knows.

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I'm trying to help out a co-worker with either buying or building a system that will be used for most basic functions, but he is also into playing with flight simulators.

What are the minimum specs that we should be looking for in a store bought system, or if building, can I get some suggestions that won't break the bank.

Not looking for "Sky Net" capabilities, just want sufficient enough power to do what he needs.

Almost forgot the most important thing, the maximum budget is $500. No monitor needed.


Answer:Suggestions for minimum specs for light gaming.

I would say like a 9800gt and dual core cpu with 4gb ram.

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I'm basically a computer noob. I know more then the average person, but i'm not a tech wiz. From what i've gathered when looking for a gaming computer I should look at Ghz, RAM, processor cores, and the strength of the video card. I've been wanting to buy a really good gaming PC for a while now, and I think i've find one but i'm not sure. After reading a lot more into it though I started seeing things that made me unsure; "Wait L2 Cache is more important that Ghz? Intel Core 2 Duo is the way to go? Alienware is overrated?" Essentially after browsing this site I found myself with more questions than answers. So I made an account and decided to just ask, will these specs be ok (and by "ok" I mean very good) for a modern day gaming computer?

Processor Type - AMD Phenom II 1055T
Processor Speed - 2.80 GHz
Processor Cores - 6
RAM 8 GB - (4 x 2 GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM (Expandable to 16 GB)
Hard Drive Capacity - 1.5 TB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute) - 5400 RPM
Optical Drives - SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
Graphics - AMD Radeon HD 6570
Pre-loaded Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)

Answer:Wondering if these specs will be alright for a new gaming computer?

Firstly, hello and welcome to TechSpot.

Your pretty much spot on with your thoughts regarding gaming computers - Though with the CPUs you need to consider the number of cores (and threads), and the clock speed.

The AMD Phenom 1055T is an outstanding CPU for overclocking, though its unlikely you'll realistically find games able to use all 6 cores - That said, more is better as far as I am concerned.

That said, I don't like the hard disk. For a gaming computer you need to be having a 7,200RPM speed hard disk, or a SSD. You could also probably get a better GPU for the same money as well.

Your best bet to be honest, is to let us know where your from, and your total budget, along with what you need (e.g. do you need a display, keyboard and mouse as well?) and we can then "build" you something thats perfect as a gaming computer.

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