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  • DakotuDakotu Holy Mage
    tooI wrote: »
    when did you clean it the last time? open up the case and make sure to free fans and other hardware from dust and dirt.

    ALWAYS discharge the static electricity that builds up on your body, by touching a grounded electrical appliance or by touching anything metallic and then grounding that object.

    I use a vacuum cleaner. be extra careful. those air cleaner cans are also helpful.
    awrherp wrote: »
    It's not like it's rocket science to open your PC.

    Unscrew two things in the back and you're done.

    I meant changing fan or anything else inside the computer is something im not going to do.
    No, the inside is dust free. Thats not it
  • GrabsterGrabster Holy Knight
    Noise canceling headphones?
  • ]SKoRM]SKoRM Holy Mage
    Noise canceling headphones?

    If they state are, then they are...
    I'd say 30-50 range.
  • Downey955Downey955 Beginner
    Hello
    I want to upgrade mu current desktop (prebuild Acer).
    current specs:
    CPU: i5-2320 3GHz
    GPU: nvidia geforce 510
    8gb ram
    win7

    The geforce 510 is a basic GPU , so I want to replace it.

    my questions:
    -can I do this myself? (replacing the GPU and the power supply)
    -does every GPU fit my motherboard?
    -does it have to be a nvidia again, or can i replace it with an ati?
  • You can do it by yourself.

    It will fit in your motherboard but it has to fit in your case.

    It can be nvidia or amd.

    A Radeon 7850 or GTX 650 Ti boost would give the best value. Get a quality power supply or you'll have fun trying to rma everything like me
  • ]SKoRM]SKoRM Holy Mage
    What's a decent mouse to buy?
  • ' wrote:
    SKoRM;3662576']What's a decent mouse to buy?

    IE 3.0
    WMO
    G400
    mx518
  • Specs help

    ye so basicaly got a bit of money and looking to upgrade my comp so ye here is my shiz gimme links or watever i think my processer is the only thing thats really bad? i dont wanna top end processer just a link to a cheapish one thats decent? here are my specs lemme know if theres anything elses thats crap xD

    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz 2.53 GHz
    3.00 GB RAM
    64 bit operating system
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
    2303 MB Total available graphics memory
    primary hard disk - 62GB free (112GB total)
    1 proceser core
    dedicated graphics memory 1024MB
    shared system memory 1274MB
    this is everything i could find on ctrl panel and performance info lol HELP
  • Downey955Downey955 Beginner
    Hello
    Yesterday I made a post about upgrading my GPU.
    I have to choose between these three:
    -Club 3D Radeon HD 7850 royalKing 1GB
    -Asus GTX650TIB-DC2OC-2GD5
    -MSI R7790-1GD5/OC

    Tell me which one is the best and why.

    Thanks in advance
  • GTX 650 Ti is tied with 7850
    7790 isn't even close to either.
  • akaBenakaBen Knight-Errant
    Set up now:
    ASUS Sabertooth Z77
    Intel i5-2500k @ 4.6ghz
    HIS 6790 IceQ X

    Which would be more beneficial?
    Intel i7-3770k or a GTX 780

    If I get the 3770k, it'll let me use the full capability of pcie 3, but if I get the 780, it won't be running at full potential.

    It's either one or the other.

    Opinions?
  • GrabsterGrabster Holy Knight
    akaBen wrote: »
    Set up now:
    ASUS Sabertooth Z77
    Intel i5-2500k @ 4.6ghz
    HIS 6790 IceQ X

    Which would be more beneficial?
    Intel i7-3770k or a GTX 780

    If I get the 3770k, it'll let me use the full capability of pcie 3, but if I get the 780, it won't be running at full potential.

    It's either one or the other.

    Opinions?

    Your 2500k is still very relevant. Get the 780 because 2500k+780 is better than 3770k+6790.
  • So the hard drive in my computer is causing blue screens of late so I just bought a new one and was wondering if this is the good and safe method to transfer all the data to my new HDD ?
  • akaBenakaBen Knight-Errant
    I'd be more than willing to trust seagate stuff, but I also know that Intel has something like that. I'm not sure if it's only for their SSDs though, as that's what I used it for.
  • So the hard drive in my computer is causing blue screens of late so I just bought a new one and was wondering if this is the good and safe method to transfer all the data to my new HDD ?
    Yes that will work fine.
  • vKonradvKonrad Holy Mage
    Worth to wait for Black Friday/Cyber Monday to buy all the components for my new rig or to just buy it in September? Would be willing to spend the same amount of money(~$1200) each time.

    I have a laptop that suits me fine for now, but I really want to update to a desktop.
  • How many monthly active users in crossfire?

    how many monthly active users in crossfire?
  • GrabsterGrabster Holy Knight
    MATTG96 wrote: »
    how many monthly active users in crossfire?

    Just wondering...did you read the title of this thread? Does this have anything to do with PC tech? Why don't you sit down for a few moments and think about it.

    and

    to answer your question: who knows

    Click here to learn a thing or two on how to post things.
  • MATTG96 wrote: »
    how many monthly active users in crossfire?
    Not enough. Is what Z8 would say.

    I say to many. :rolleyes:
  • vKonrad wrote: »
    Worth to wait for Black Friday/Cyber Monday to buy all the components for my new rig or to just buy it in September? Would be willing to spend the same amount of money(~$1200) each time.

    I have a laptop that suits me fine for now, but I really want to update to a desktop.
    it only depends on your needs prices will always drop, if you wait you won't ever buy anything

    Asus has the most useless tech/customer support i've yet to seen so don't plan on making use of their warranty.
  • vKonradvKonrad Holy Mage
    over_rated wrote: »
    it only depends on your needs prices will always drop, if you wait you won't ever buy anything

    Asus has the most useless tech/customer support i've yet to seen so don't plan on making use of their warranty.
    Yeah, I'm going to wait till Cyber Monday, hopefully it will be worth it.

    As for the monitor, I'm going to be buying it in a store, so the stores warranty should cover it.
  • CapPr0ninCapPr0nin Apprentice
    All you need for CrossFire is a fine dual-core and 4 GB ram and a card of 1024 GB gddr3. CrossFire isn't very high-detailed :/
  • CapPr0nin wrote: »
    All you need for CrossFire is a fine dual-core and 4 GB ram and a card of 1024 GB gddr3. CrossFire isn't very high-detailed :/
    Game is a beast on your CPU and RAM. But not in a good way.
  • CapPr0ninCapPr0nin Apprentice
    Hahahaha...CrossFire runs at 160 FPS on my laptop which has a siple dualcore and 4 GB ddr2 ram. Together with radeon graphics around 512mb. ;u;
  • CapPr0nin wrote: »
    Hahahaha...CrossFire runs at 160 FPS on my laptop which has a siple dualcore and 4 GB ddr2 ram. Together with radeon graphics around 512mb. ;u;
    I use to run it on a 2.2 Single Core 2800+, BFG 7300GT, 1GB Ram.

    Current system is far to good for this game and almost all games at the current moment.
  • anyone have experience with the Q8300 cpu, found a rig for $250, 128gb ssd, 4gb ddr2 ram, q8300, gtx 460, 700W antec psu
  • [LobsterMts][LobsterMts] Royal Heir
    anyone have experience with the Q8300 cpu, found a rig for $250, 128gb ssd, 4gb ddr2 ram, q8300, gtx 460, 700W antec psu

    not a future-proof PC (socket 775, DDR2), but a fairly good deal for the current performance it offers. I'd disregard it if you're considering enthusiastic graphic level gaming.
    performance is comparable to a X4 600 series or so.
    does it come with a HD? or just the SSD for storage?
  • not a future-proof PC (socket 775, DDR2), but a fairly good deal for the current performance it offers. I'd disregard it if you're considering enthusiastic graphic level gaming.
    performance is comparable to a X4 600 series or so.
    does it come with a HD? or just the SSD for storage?

    just the ssd, i was going to buy it for my sister, she needs something mainly for photoshop, not so much gaming, she occasionally plays cf and LoL though which aren't too demanding
  • [LobsterMts][LobsterMts] Royal Heir
    just the ssd, i was going to buy it for my sister, she needs something mainly for photoshop, not so much gaming, she occasionally plays cf and LoL though which aren't too demanding

    Q8300 does alright for photoshop and video encoding, etc.

    unless she's doing editing in extremely large canvas, RAM won't be an issue.
    4GB isn't enough for photoshop when it comes to large pics and so because it'll use the scratch disk in your HD instead of the RAM, if there isn't enough available.
  • Q8300 does alright for photoshop and video encoding, etc.

    unless she's doing editing in extremely large canvas, RAM won't be an issue.
    4GB isn't enough for photoshop when it comes to large pics and so because it'll use the scratch disk in your HD instead of the RAM, if there isn't enough available.

    i might pass, wanted something for long term i don't think that will cut it
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