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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 7th, 2009 @ 05:51 PM Reply

hey guys help me pick a 24" 1920x1200 monitor pl0x

At 11/7/09 03:01 PM, Mendou wrote: I'm still deciding which case to grab, any suggestions on some sturdy and reliable cases?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16811144253

I've been thinking of that one in particular.

coolermaster, antec

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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 8th, 2009 @ 07:15 PM Reply

At 11/8/09 04:32 PM, Mendou wrote:
At 11/7/09 05:51 PM, TacoFreak wrote:

coolermaster, antec
antecs look kind of ugly, I've found some neat cooler masters though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16811119194

All depends on your price range.


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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 8th, 2009 @ 08:25 PM Reply

Is the Q8200 a good quad core?


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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 9th, 2009 @ 06:24 AM Reply

At 11/8/09 08:25 PM, Kyle wrote: Is the Q8200 a good quad core?

It's one of those average quads, there are better ones for a few quid more. (£130 @ Ebuyer)

The Q9400 is £10 more and has the best "bang for buck" ratio. (£140 @ Ebuyer) and has my recommendation.


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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 9th, 2009 @ 09:14 AM Reply

AMD QUAD GOGOGO

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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 11th, 2009 @ 12:33 PM Reply

Still havent found a solution to my sound-card dilemma =\

I've tried everything, short of getting a new PSU, but I'm STILL not sure if it would work.


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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 11th, 2009 @ 08:13 PM Reply

hey everyone, im looking to build my own desktop, but im new to all of this hardcore pc gaming stuff. so here goes.
i want to be able to run borderlands, left 4 dead 1 and 2, counter strike source, and pretty much any other valve game at full settings. i would also like a moderately good hard drive, ram and processing good enough to run music production software like fl studio. and also flash cs4. i would also like a pretty flashy case to put it all in, cuz i like to show off. i have a 1800 dollar budget. i would also like to be able to add on anything new that comes out later, like better graphics cards. i also like mapping and stuff like that for left 4 dead and counter strike. so if anyone could help me out with this, that would be much appreciated. kthnxbai!


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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 12th, 2009 @ 10:20 AM Reply

At 11/11/09 08:13 PM, awesomewhitegold wrote: hey everyone, im looking to build my own desktop, but im new to all of this hardcore pc gaming stuff. so here goes.

stopped right there, you PROBABLY don't know how to build a computer, so I'm going to tell you to go to http://ecollegepc.com/ they have good computers, prebuild it for you and its cheaper than buying a prebuilt from somewhere else.

I would upgrade the graphics card from a GTS250 to something better, and maybe the power supply in case you ever want to add something else (500watt seems reasonable), you MAY want a bigger HDD, you can get about an extra 250GB or 500GB by adding 20 or 40 dollars respectively. OR you could get 2 HDDs and keep your OS on one of them.

If you REALLY want to get bang for your buck (since you want to do "hardcore gaming", I recommend getting:

Logitech MX518
Logitech G11/G15

And if you want a headset:

Creative Fatal1ty Headset MKII
link (I don't own this but I have good reviews on the item from friends, a good deal on it too.)


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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 12th, 2009 @ 11:26 AM Reply

At 11/11/09 08:13 PM, awesomewhitegold wrote: hey everyone, im looking to build my own desktop, but im new to all of this hardcore pc gaming stuff. so here goes.
i want to be able to run borderlands, left 4 dead 1 and 2, counter strike source, and pretty much any other valve game at full settings. i would also like a moderately good hard drive, ram and processing good enough to run music production software like fl studio. and also flash cs4. i would also like a pretty flashy case to put it all in, cuz i like to show off. i have a 1800 dollar budget. i would also like to be able to add on anything new that comes out later, like better graphics cards. i also like mapping and stuff like that for left 4 dead and counter strike. so if anyone could help me out with this, that would be much appreciated. kthnxbai!

yo sup. Here is a very good build, if it's too expensive for you I can go cheaper.

CPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16819103674

a good cpu. I picked quad as you aren't only gonna be gaming and it will last you long

mobo : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16813128377

kinda pricey but you need dual x16

GPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16814102856&cm_re=5870-_-14-
102-856-_-Product

This is the most powerful ATI card out at the moment. It supports DX11 and you can always buy another one later on for crossfire.

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16820220371

decent ram and cheap, you don't really need any faster ram cause you won't notice the difference

PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16817139012&cm_re=corsair-_-
17-139-012-_-Product

HDD: get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16822136284

or if you wanna RAID get 2 of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16822136319

RAID means you will have much faster access times but you will have to occasionally backup your data as one HDD might file and ur files are gone

CD optical: get anything that has a sata connector

case: this really depends here

if you really want a shiny case I would suggest modding one. If you can't mod one yourself you could ask someone else to do it for you. I know some people that would be able to do it.

otherwise just browse cases and find something you like. Make sure it isn't too small and has decent air flow. You can get LED fans or cold cathodes to light it up

cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16835185093&Tpk=mugen%202

yes you need one

sorry if i missed anything

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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 12th, 2009 @ 02:15 PM Reply

Guys, I want to buy a 9800GT graphics card and I was wondering if my computer is compatible but I don't know what to check for and I don't want to pay some technician £20 to tell me.


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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 12th, 2009 @ 02:38 PM Reply

At 11/12/09 02:15 PM, Obvious-M wrote: Guys, I want to buy a 9800GT graphics card and I was wondering if my computer is compatible but I don't know what to check for and I don't want to pay some technician £20 to tell me.

1. PSU specs. Look at the side of your PSU and you should get the name of it and specs.

2. Your mobo needs a PCI-E x16 slot

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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 12th, 2009 @ 08:06 PM Reply

I'm low on a budget, but I need a laptop that has relatively good specs. I searched all over hp.com, newegg, tigerdirect, dell, and bestbuy, and all I could find that match my needs were:

this lappy
and this one

I need at least:
a dual core with 2.0 gighz
an alright graphics card
over 2 gigs of DDR2 ram
667mhz of BUS
something small
long battery life
at least 1 mb of L2 cache
150 gigs of hard drive space with 4200 RPM

NOTE: These are all minimum specs I need.

My budget is $500 and I would like it as cheap as possible. No netbooks satisfy my needs, as they are all single core and below 1.8 gighz. The screen resolution should be over 1280 by 800, no less. If one is more AND less (like 1366 by 789) that's fine, as long as one is more and less; cannot be both under. Thanks if anyone can help.


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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 12:23 PM Reply

At 11/12/09 02:38 PM, TacoFreak wrote:
At 11/12/09 02:15 PM, Obvious-M wrote: Guys, I want to buy a 9800GT graphics card and I was wondering if my computer is compatible but I don't know what to check for and I don't want to pay some technician £20 to tell me.
1. PSU specs. Look at the side of your PSU and you should get the name of it and specs.

2. Your mobo needs a PCI-E x16 slot

I feel like a retard and probably should for not knowing what a PSU is, however my computer is fairly new so and has a shit ton of RAM and stuff so it should work? Intel XEON btw if that helps. :o


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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 01:42 PM Reply

At 11/13/09 12:23 PM, Obvious-M wrote:
At 11/12/09 02:38 PM, TacoFreak wrote:
At 11/12/09 02:15 PM, Obvious-M wrote: Guys, I want to buy a 9800GT graphics card and I was wondering if my computer is compatible but I don't know what to check for and I don't want to pay some technician £20 to tell me.
1. PSU specs. Look at the side of your PSU and you should get the name of it and specs.

2. Your mobo needs a PCI-E x16 slot
I feel like a retard and probably should for not knowing what a PSU is, however my computer is fairly new so and has a shit ton of RAM and stuff so it should work? Intel XEON btw if that helps. :o

Man are you retarded or something. Jesus.

I don't really give a shit how much RAM you have because that's irrelevant.

Like I said before:

1. PSU. You could've checked what it means with a google search. Well I'll tell you, it means power supply. You need to make sure that yours has the required power cable and has enough power to give enough juice for the card.

2. Check what motherboard you have.

Start - > Run -> dxdiag - > system model -> post it here

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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 01:43 PM Reply

Oh sorry I forgot that to check what power supply you have you should check the label on the side of it. If you don't know what im talking about then use google

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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 11:50 PM Reply

How hard is it to connect a PSU to all of your PC parts?


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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 14th, 2009 @ 06:28 AM Reply

Motherboard is NTC-D and my thing doesn't have a sticker, didn't buy it from a shop.


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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 14th, 2009 @ 07:12 AM Reply

At 11/13/09 11:50 PM, Homosecksual wrote: How hard is it to connect a PSU to all of your PC parts?

Depending on how much room you have in your case, and how many devices you have to connect, it can be a little awkward, but I wouldn't describe it as difficult.


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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 14th, 2009 @ 08:15 AM Reply

At 11/14/09 06:28 AM, Obvious-M wrote: Motherboard is NTC-D and my thing doesn't have a sticker, didn't buy it from a shop.

You might be able to find the name of the motherboard with a program called cpu-z (google it). Or you can try checking on the actual motherboard. As for the PSU I'm not if I can help you.

If you really want to buy that 9800 GT ask here : www.overclock.net

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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 14th, 2009 @ 02:06 PM Reply

At 11/13/09 08:35 AM, TacoFreak wrote: chiggers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as px?Item=N82E16834157036

Thank you!


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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 15th, 2009 @ 08:48 PM Reply

Guys, I'm getting tired of Linux's GRUB bootloader. What's another good bootloader I can use?

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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 23rd, 2009 @ 10:19 PM Reply

Alright, I have a problem.

I have a virus on my pc.
My PC has 2 500gb RAID drives, so it's impossible to get rid of the virus.

HELP?!


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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 29th, 2009 @ 02:00 PM Reply

At 11/23/09 10:19 PM, Tehpivot wrote: Alright, I have a problem.

I have a virus on my pc.
My PC has 2 500gb RAID drives, so it's impossible to get rid of the virus.

HELP?!

explain why having RAID means you cant perform a virus scan in safe mode or wipe the hdd's and install windows again???

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Response to Computer Construction Crew Nov. 29th, 2009 @ 02:11 PM Reply

At 11/29/09 10:38 AM, Tramps wrote:
I basically want about a £300 tower only, no keyboard or monitor and it needs to be able to web browse, play flash games and other stuff. Possibly play some games on it, but nothing too high end.

Tell me if I'm being too unreasonable but we're trying to get the best value for money. Any advice would be extremely helpful.

theres your spec, its £30 over but will do pretty much anything you can through at it

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Response to Computer Construction Crew Dec. 12th, 2009 @ 07:27 PM Reply

What's happened to my lovely crew?

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Response to Computer Construction Crew Dec. 12th, 2009 @ 07:44 PM Reply

At 12/12/09 07:27 PM, ThoseSneakyFrench wrote: What's happened to my lovely crew?

It went quiet cause people don't want to learn about computer construction anymore because its the festive season.

Don't worry TSF. It'll pick up in the new year ;)

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Response to Computer Construction Crew Dec. 13th, 2009 @ 04:48 AM Reply

At 12/12/09 07:27 PM, ThoseSneakyFrench wrote: What's happened to my lovely crew?

Hoes, dude.

No bros.

Deep.

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Response to Computer Construction Crew Dec. 13th, 2009 @ 02:34 PM Reply

ng suxxxxx