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    My PC does everything I want it to do. Which includes hardcore gaming.
    Specs are:
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 at 2.67GHz
    4Gb DDR2 Ram (2x2Gb)
    EVGA Nvidia GTX 460 Superclocked edition
    250Gb HDD + 750Gb HDD, both at 7200RPM
    19" 4:3 Dell monitor at 1280x1024
    My headphones are the Tritton AX Pro

    Becuase my resolution is relatively small, this computer runs demanding games at awesome FPS. I haven't had a single hiccup in FPS in Crysis 2, Two Worlds 2, Portal 2, GTAIV, and more.

    I'll be upgrading my PC within a couple months to:
    Intel Core i7-2600K at the stock speed of 3.4GHz
    8Gb of DDR3 1600MHz RAM (2x4Gb)
    I'll be keeping the same video card, the GTX 460, and I'm considering getting a second GTX 460 to run in SLI
    2TB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
    SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium HD
    For a mobo, I'll probably pick up the Asus P8P67

    I'm thinking of holding out on buying a new PC as my current PC does it all. So once a game comes out that I can't run on max settings (probably Battlefield 3), THEN I'll get a new one.


    EDIT: I forgot to mention that I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itachi73378 View Post
    As soon as I clicked this thread, the PC crashed a 8th time in a row. And as I type this its roaring like its gonna murder me any second. but thanks jonathanm1978 will do (as soon as I figure out what capacitators look like )

    The machine is dying...thought of upgrading it but realised there's no point since the only thing that doen't need to be upgraded is the casing...*some thing falls off* oh wait nvm, I need a new PC!
    Capacitors, or caps for short, are round objects that protrude from the motherboard. They vary in color but most have a silver top on them. The top should be flat on all of them. Look for any that are busted or swelled on top.




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    They can look like this when broken and leaking, check for brown stuff on the tops.



    If you loook carefully they hve a slight "bulge" or "dome" on top

    Last edited by keefy; 05-22-2011 at 04:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Completely Average View Post
    That's an interesting configuration. Is it used for CAD or 3D software development?

    I have trouble believing that someone bought a Xeon processor and FirePro video card for normal home use and normal gaming, and the video card and 600GB total drive space suggests it's not being used as a server.

    That's a professional's machine, so if you don't mind me asking, what do you do for a living?
    It's for software development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    What are your specs itachi?

    either its very old POS or you have a virus that makes it run at or close to 100% CPU.
    Its a very old build:
    3.2Ghz Pentium
    1.5GB RAM
    80Gig Hard drive
    Acer 17" LCD 1280x1024
    Not sure about specific details and not sure about the mother board too.
    I first thought that since my C drive is always full (only 100-400mb free at all times) maybe that sometimes caused it to crash.I don't think I have a virus cuz I haven't noticed anything strange going on.
    What happened was, a couple of months ago my PC stopped displaying stuff on the moniter. Turned out to be a psu problem, so I replaced it.After that its been crashing more frequently.
    I'll check the capacitors too.

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    Soon to be mine pc:

    i7 2600 turbo boost
    8 gig memory
    Geforfce gtx 570 hd super clocked
    1 tb
    24" led screen

    Should be shipped by the end of the week

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    Quote Originally Posted by UberMadness View Post
    Soon to be mine pc:

    i7 2600 turbo boost
    8 gig memory
    Geforfce gtx 570 hd super clocked
    1 tb
    24" led screen

    Should be shipped by the end of the week
    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by itachi73378 View Post
    Nice!
    Yea... i am giving up my laptop gaming... so expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itachi73378 View Post
    Its a very old build:
    3.2Ghz Pentium
    1.5GB RAM
    80Gig Hard drive
    Acer 17" LCD 1280x1024
    Not sure about specific details and not sure about the mother board too.
    I first thought that since my C drive is always full (only 100-400mb free at all times) maybe that sometimes caused it to crash.I don't think I have a virus cuz I haven't noticed anything strange going on.
    What happened was, a couple of months ago my PC stopped displaying stuff on the moniter. Turned out to be a psu problem, so I replaced it.After that its been crashing more frequently.
    I'll check the capacitors too.
    You say you use win7 on this?
    Delete some crap from the drive you could try bleach bit its a free app that sifts through your drive and finds unwanted crap.
    i used it just a couple of days ago and it found 3.5GB of stuff that wasnt needed.
    There ar eLinux versions too.
    http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net

    Might tide you over until you get a new PC because the one you have must be at least 5 years old.
    Last edited by keefy; 05-22-2011 at 21:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyFox747 View Post

    I'm thinking of holding out on buying a new PC as my current PC does it all. So once a game comes out that I can't run on max settings (probably Battlefield 3), THEN I'll get a new one.

    Are you ready for this?





    ARMA 3 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS....

    •OS: Windows 7 / Vista
    •CPU: Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster
    •GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5770, shader Model 3 and 896 MB VRAM, or faster
    •RAM: 2 GB
    •HDD: 15 GB free space
    •DVD: Dual Layer compatible
    •DirectX: 10


    It's scary knowing that your CPU doesn't even meet the minimum requirements for this game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyFox747 View Post
    My PC does everything I want it to do. Which includes hardcore gaming.
    Specs are:
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 at 2.67GHz
    4Gb DDR2 Ram (2x2Gb)
    EVGA Nvidia GTX 460 Superclocked edition
    250Gb HDD + 750Gb HDD, both at 7200RPM
    19" 4:3 Dell monitor at 1280x1024
    My headphones are the Tritton AX Pro

    Becuase my resolution is relatively small, this computer runs demanding games at awesome FPS. I haven't had a single hiccup in FPS in Crysis 2, Two Worlds 2, Portal 2, GTAIV, and more.

    I'll be upgrading my PC within a couple months to:
    Intel Core i7-2600K at the stock speed of 3.4GHz
    8Gb of DDR3 1600MHz RAM (2x4Gb)
    I'll be keeping the same video card, the GTX 460, and I'm considering getting a second GTX 460 to run in SLI
    2TB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
    SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium HD
    For a mobo, I'll probably pick up the Asus P8P67

    I'm thinking of holding out on buying a new PC as my current PC does it all. So once a game comes out that I can't run on max settings (probably Battlefield 3), THEN I'll get a new one.


    EDIT: I forgot to mention that I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

    Since you are going to have to upgrade your mb, you should wait little bit more for the new socket. That way you would have some more room to upgrade in the future without changing the mb.

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    So BF3 calls for nothing under a x4 core processor? wow.

    The only area mine would fail in is graphics. I've got a beast, x6 AMD Phenom with 8gb of DDR3...
    1TB 7200 drive..

    But graphics...I got this:

    XFX HD-465X-ZDF2 Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card


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    I'll have to do some upgrading, possibly a new pc all together, for when BF3 hits. I'm still rocking a X2 5000 @ 2.6ghz with a 8800GT.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    I'll have to do some upgrading, possibly a new pc all together, for when BF3 hits. I'm still rocking a X2 5000 @ 2.6ghz with a 8800GT.

    Sounds like my lappy -- she's an oldie, but a goodie and I'm being told I should just sell the thing and get a new one...but my 17" Toshy with AMD Turion TL-64 x2-core--maxxed with 4gigs of ddr3...

    But, I can't justify buying a new laptop at present..barely use it, and not enough to warrant needing "bigger, better, faster"...

    It still does what I need it to do -- get online and surf websites. That's honestly the only thing I ever use it for (I hit power, click on FFox, and surf, hit power, put it up... rinse and repeat as necessary)


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    UPDATE!

    I'm gonna get the ASUS Geforce GTX 580, which is a monster of a card!
    And a 64GB Solid State Drive on SATA III (6Gb/s) To install Windows 7 on along with my games.

    This is to go along with my previously posted specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    I'll have to do some upgrading, possibly a new pc all together, for when BF3 hits. I'm still rocking a X2 5000 @ 2.6ghz with a 8800GT.
    At least your 8800GT is still working, mine died aroud this time last year was a BFG one so it was under warranty but the replacement died and BFG had already gone bust.
    Last edited by keefy; 05-30-2011 at 13:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    I'll have to do some upgrading, possibly a new pc all together, for when BF3 hits. I'm still rocking a X2 5000 @ 2.6ghz with a 8800GT.
    BF3 and Skyrim are the reason I bought my new PC. I should be able to run them on max settings without a single hiccup.

    I think if you're wanting to do the same, you'll definitely need a whole new PC.

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    Looking to upgrade my computer. I have very limited knowledge when upgrading parts, so any recommendations etc? Also what graphics card should I look at? Its not my priority at the moment but I will eventually be upgrading that too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xelis View Post
    Looking to upgrade my computer. I have very limited knowledge when upgrading parts, so any recommendations etc? Also what graphics card should I look at? Its not my priority at the moment but I will eventually be upgrading that too.


    8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-27, 1.65V - 69.79
    600W Corsair CMPSU-600CXv2 Builder Series, 80 PLUS, 80% Eff', EPS 12V, 120mm Fan, Single 12V Rail - 50.38
    Intel Core i5 2500, Socket 1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.3GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 95W, Retail +Free Game - 154.98
    Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3, Intel Z68, 1155, PCI-E 2.0, DDR3 1866/2133, SATA 6Gb/s, RAID, MATX - 124.42
    This looks very good, but what is your GPU?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Xelis View Post
    Looking to upgrade my computer. I have very limited knowledge when upgrading parts, so any recommendations etc? Also what graphics card should I look at? Its not my priority at the moment but I will eventually be upgrading that too.


    8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-27, 1.65V - 69.79
    600W Corsair CMPSU-600CXv2 Builder Series, 80 PLUS, 80% Eff', EPS 12V, 120mm Fan, Single 12V Rail - 50.38
    Intel Core i5 2500, Socket 1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.3GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 95W, Retail +Free Game - 154.98
    Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3, Intel Z68, 1155, PCI-E 2.0, DDR3 1866/2133, SATA 6Gb/s, RAID, MATX - 124.42
    Dvd:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=10&subcat=951

    cpu:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=6&subcat=1275

    motherboard:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=5&subcat=1906

    HDD:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...14&subcat=1279

    case:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...id=7&subcat=29

    power:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...23&subcat=1084

    ram:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=8&subcat=1517

    Video:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...14&subcat=1341

    or

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...56&subcat=1752

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xelis View Post
    Looking to upgrade my computer. I have very limited knowledge when upgrading parts, so any recommendations etc? Also what graphics card should I look at? Its not my priority at the moment but I will eventually be upgrading that too.


    8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-27, 1.65V - 69.79
    600W Corsair CMPSU-600CXv2 Builder Series, 80 PLUS, 80% Eff', EPS 12V, 120mm Fan, Single 12V Rail - 50.38
    Intel Core i5 2500, Socket 1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.3GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 95W, Retail +Free Game - 154.98
    Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3, Intel Z68, 1155, PCI-E 2.0, DDR3 1866/2133, SATA 6Gb/s, RAID, MATX - 124.42
    If you keep 600 Watt PSU, your best bets are the 6950 2gb or the GTX 560Ti 1gb. If I remember correctly they are around the same price point and theres little different in performance. The 6950 is less power hungry, but the GTX allows you to take advantage of games that utilise the PhysX engine. (EDIT: lol, MATRIX beat me to it.)

    Upgrading the PSU to 700-750W will open up the 6970, GTX 570/580 - providing there is at least 38-42A on the 12+ rail. Hope that helps.
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    Did someone ask what the GPU was with a SandyBridge proc?

    (some queue the "Here's your sign" guy.)


    Intel's new Sandybridge based CPU's is a complete new refresh that requires new socket LGA1155 mainboards. This new platform uses less power and has vastly superior integrated graphics. The HD2000 graphics is capable of all multimedia task featuring DirectX 10.1 runtime making them ideal for gamers too. The K series edition processors are unlocked on the multiplier allowing overclocking and also feature HD3000 onboard graphics which feature twice the horsepower of the HD2000 making them ideal for gamers and have support for 3D Gaming. The new Sandybridge K series processors also feature immense overclocking as well.

    - Unlocked Multiplier
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    Quote Originally Posted by brebaz View Post
    This looks very good, but what is your GPU?
    Currently a 8800GT. I'm mainly looking to upgrade speed rather than graphics at the moment. Also I've decided to go for a Obsidian 650D case. I'll probably take the above advice and get a 700W PSU.

    I currently have;
    MoBo: Abit IP-35
    CPU: Intel Q6700 Quad
    RAM: Corsair TwinX 2GB DDR2
    GFX: GeForce 8800GT
    Soundcard: XFi Extreme
    HDD: 500GB x2 + 1TB x1

    Once I get more money later on I'll get a new GFX card



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    If it is speed you're seeking, then you're choices are more than enough on a tight budget. and Also the Obsidian 650D is an excellent choice, Corsair make some fine cases (800D comes to mind) A 700W PSu would be more than enough if you're going mid-range GFX card, Like ( HD 6950 & GTX570 ) also taking in mind you're not going to overclock your system a lot.




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