Rabbit2k7, post: 6443447, member: 10547 wrote:
Windows 7 64bit pro
40gb SSD (boot drive)
8gb DDR3 1333 G.Skill
Intel i-3 550 clarksdale
Also built in wifi, and a remote with media center support and a dedicated netflix button. It's pretty rad.
FreezerB, post: 6443825, member: 12604 wrote:
Eep, 1156? Why not Sandy Bridge? Costs?
I'll post my specs when I get home. My gaming rig and my miners.
Ding-dong, post: 6444940, member: 59181 wrote:
ding-dong here... would it be ok if i ask for some advice? I have my pc parts picked out for the most part. it is a budget gaming pc.. My question is I have my motherboard picked out, it is an ASRock 870 extreme3 R2.0. my graphics card is a sapphire ati 6870. I have yet to pick my processor and psu out, but I would like to go the AMD route and get the FX-8120. what would be a good PSU that could handle these two for under 100$? or if you have any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it, this is my first build :) my case is a thermaltake v3 black edition.
Valaris, post: 6447542, member: 4869 wrote:
Is this the place to ask tech questions as well? I'm curious about hard drives. I have a regular sata internal hard drive which I've been using for over 5 years now with probably about 30 reformats (don't ask). What's the lifespan on this piece of shit you think I got left?
Rabbit2k7, post: 6447586, member: 10547 wrote:
What is the capacity on it?
Valaris, post: 6447592, member: 4869 wrote:
It's only a 250gb hard drive.
Valaris, post: 6447610, member: 4869 wrote:
Good. I mean I'm probably going to change it by the end of the year but I wanted to make sure it wasn't able to blow up in the near future.
I'll post my (really shitty specs in comparison to you guys) this weekend but I'll also post along the upgrades I plan on doing if some of you don't mind giving me input on the situation.
Valaris, post: 6447642, member: 4869 wrote:
Alright thanks for the info. Yeah I'll post everything this weekend. Rabbit, I'm just looking at my empty case right now drooling.
Rabbit2k7, post: 6447678, member: 10547 wrote:
What kind of case is it again?
spenzalii, post: 6448052, member: 16556 wrote:
It's simply not cost effective to build your own anymore.
spenzalii, post: 6448503, member: 16556 wrote:
High end, possibly. Low end? Can't see it. EIther way, I still want to build one though!
RoboKrikit, post: 6448778, member: 6739 wrote:
Depends on how you think about it. For low end to midrange stuff it's often more affordable to buy a system, even for some "high end" stuff. To me though, reliability trumps up front cost, and manufacturers are using a lot of questionable components in (especially) low end and even in more expensive PCs. To get the best components you still need to build it yourself, or buy it from a place that will build a list of stuff for you.
spenzalii, post: 6451764, member: 16556 wrote:
dariru, post: 6456165, member: 37857 wrote:
GPU is PCI-E. The real problem is that it's my motherboard and PSU are slowly dying. If I were to upgrade, I would replace pretty much everything except my hard drives.
dariru, post: 6454885, member: 37857 wrote:
Should I build a new computer around this time, or should I wait for Ivy Bridge or even Piledriver to release?
KaboXx, post: 6456471, member: 18935 wrote:
Is it ok if i ask for some help in this thread about some computers issues i've been having lately? I asked in the other thread but never got a response :(
blcpl, post: 6457527, member: 56322 wrote:
, use adblocker with your browser
KaboXx, post: 6457653, member: 18935 wrote:
I tought it was that aswell i uninstalled flash player already and reinstalled and i still got the same issue. Funny that it doesnt happen with youtube only streams and other types of players. Same thing happened with chrome, the problem use to be worse i couldn't have firefox, photoshop, or my media player all running at once or the comp would slow down aswell. Could it mayb be my video card?
gimpo2, post: 6457762, member: 58822 wrote:
Next time this happens go into your Task Manager. Look at the Performance tab and see how much RAM you have free. Signs point to memory leak or running out of ram.
gimpo2, post: 6457817, member: 58822 wrote:
Is CPU usage maxed out or low when you are experiencing problems? It could be time to reinstall your operating system.