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Upgrading My Comp (Gaming Comp)

Q: Upgrading My Comp (Gaming Comp)

kk well got this comp about a year or 2 ago and havnt really put anything into it at all sept some fans and video cards. But now I am starting to notice how slow my comp is and wanting to speed everything up quite a bit. Im not as much into hardware as I am with software so bare with me on that. I got the cash but not enough to go crazy with. I just wanna know what i should be upgrading first and formost to get my comp sped up and running at better fps in games and such. What is most important to be upgraded first and what is least important, Also asking for suggestions on upgrades if possible =D.

AMD Athlon XP 2600+
2.13 GHz
512 MB of RAM
ATI RADEON X850 PRO 256 AGP
MOB: Micro-Star LTD MS-6390 3PCI 1AGPv2.0
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
250W power supply

Also should i be worried about running x850 on only 250Watt power supply?

Thanks for the feedback all!

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Please don't tell me to build my computer, aside from that, I don't care if you whip me cause of my stupidity.

I have a 1k budget, but I think if it's a major improve I can squeeze maybe an extra 50 bucks into it. I also plan to OC the processor to 4.0GHZ.

http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/Store/Configurator.aspx?mid=72&c=1774923
 

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Im building a gaming computer, with a budget. I wanted some input on the part i chose.

Motherboard

ASUS M3A78-T AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail 150$

Processor
AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HD960ZWCGDBOX - Retail 120$

RAM
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5D - Retail 40$ after rebate

Video Card
VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail 255$

Power Supply

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail 120$

Hard Drive

I'm not too sure about a hard drive i would appreciate any suggestions.

Please comment on the hardware i am intending on using. If you think i chose the right one, please let me know if I can get any better deals anywhere.

Thanks,
Neil
 

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Neil,
here in the US the $ goes before the dollar amount like this... $120
 

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Ok here is the deal, I am wanting to buy a computer that will be able to keep up for several years. This is the spec list I am looking at right now:

Intel® Core™2 Q9450 (12MB,2.66GHz, 1333FSB)

4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4 DIMMs

nVidia GeForce 9800GX2 1024MB

750GB - Seagate 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive +
Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ XtremeGamer (D) Sound Card

This system should provide many years of serious gaming shouldn't it ?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Alright, we, as a family are getting a new computer before 07 ends, and for once, I'd like to have a decent computer for gaming.

Anyway, with games made these, days how many are actually for/put onto mac? Any of the popular ones? Would I be able to find mac games in walmart, or these days, do games just work for both OS's? I'm highly unexperienced with new macs, the closest thing I know about is those old, huge macs from the 90's.

I also heard that when used for gaming, a mac's specs are more powerful than a PC's?

Like, for example. 800mhz Mac = 1.5ghz PC? Equal or greater to?

Any help with this decision is greatly appreciated, thanks.
 

A:Getting a new comp - PC or Mac for gaming?

Most games are designed for PC's. Some of the more heavily developed engines are cross-platform, but the majority are designed for PC's, as well as newer gaming hardware, like new video cards. If you are seriously interested in gaming, I would go with a PC, but if you really want a mac, you can, a lot of new games are available for it, as shown here. And places like Wal-Mart would probably have them for sale, probably in a separate Mac section, or any store that sells Mac's.
 

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im overhauling my comp and was wondering if these items would work together. wanted to get a new large HD and brand spankin new vid card. decided on a 500gb Seagate Barracuda HD and PNY GE Force 8800GTS. Now, with these new toys knew I would need a new PSU as well. Will these items all be able to work together or am I wasting my time/money?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814133193
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817171014

I currently have an ATX 300 watt PSU, so needed the new PSU for my new toys.

Thanks
 

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Personally seems fine, but an SATA hdd is much faster. You also better get an additional case fan or a pci fan that cools the gpu because the 8800 series runs extremely hot.
 

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A year ago I did lots of research and then proceeded to purchase pieces and parts to build my first computer. Now, since the market has changed again, I am clueless on what to spend the least amount of money on to make my computer perform even smoother. I do spend most of time gaming so please keep that in mind when giving suggestions. Everything was basically a plug and play build, I didnt mess much with bios and currently run on a XP platform. What can I do to speed things up, ie, video cards, Should I buy a 2nd video card to run with my current? Add more ram/memory? Im unsure how to overcloak or know if its an option with me current setup as well, if you suggest that, elaborate or tell me where to look for help.
My current build:
~Video card - EVGA 512-P2-N747-LR GeForce 8500 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

~Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6420

~Mobo - EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

~Memory - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ

~HDrive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815AS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

I got raidmax tower with plenty of fans and pretty lights ( :haha: ) with 500w power supply. If your upgrades suggestions warrant a bigger supply please let me know. I would hate to fry my new goods. Thanks sooo much fo... Read more

A:I need help upgrading my comp please

State a budget, your location and your current monitor's maximum resolution. That'd help us make specific suggestions for you. Also, if possible, can you post the exact model number of the PSU inside your case or the model of the case itself if you can't find any on the PSU?
 

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My sister has an Acer power 4100. It has a Slot 1 P2 300mhz. I looked around on ebay and found a slot 1 p2 450mhz. i even found p3 700-1ghz that were slot 1s, do all of these fit in the same comp, can i put the p3 in hers? thanks fo the help
 

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i want to upgrade my comp every component i wanna up grade if got a:

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 1

Acer
AMD Anthlon(tm) 2800+
2.08 GHz
256 MB of Ram

i think i should start with the mother board anyone got any ideas please it would be helpful
 

A:upgrading my comp

A motherboard is a motherboard... there's usually no reason to invest in a new board unless you are planning to buy a processor that uses a different socket or is not supported by the board... or if you're looking for a video card that needs to connect via bus that isn't on your current model. My recommendations are:

-Buy more RAM.
-Download Service Pack 2.
-Is that an Athlon XP processor? If so, you could probably get a 3000+ without compatibility issues. (I would check on that first though.) TigerDirect is doing a $40 rebate deal where you can get one for about 30 bucks. I guess Socket A is being phased out.
 

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You guys have helped me a lot in the past and i appreciate the help again. Here are my logs.
 
Problem is avast wont activate and ive crashed a couple times, comp is running very slow.
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:03-06-2015
Ran by Brian (administrator) on BRIANASUS on 03-06-2015 20:48:22
Running from C:\Users\Brian\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: UpdatusUser & Brian (Available Profiles: UpdatusUser & Brian)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(ASUSTeK Computer Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\FBAgent.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\NvXDSync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\AsLdrSrv.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKGFNEX\GFNEXSrv.exe
(Avast Software s.r.o.) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
(Trend Micro Inc.) C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
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A:Something is wrong with my comp. Avast wont activate, comp running slow, crashin

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CloseProcesses:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-2814915296-174591460-2764255659-1001\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-2814915296-174591460-2764255659-1001\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://search.yahoo.com/?type=282369&fr=spigot-yhp-ie
URLSearchHook: HKLM-x32 - (No Name) - {7aeb3efd-e564-43f1-b658-5058a7c5743b} - No File
URLSearchHook: HKU\S-1-5-21-2814915296-174591460-2764255659-1000 - (No Name) - {7aeb3efd-e564-43f1-b658-5058a7c5743b} - No File
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I am currently on a low budget and this is what i came up with for a new machine. Here are the current spec's.

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811156063

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817104954

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822144417

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130056

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820150053
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145566

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128017
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813131032

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115005

Fan/heatsink:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835185038

I am not sure about which ram would be better thats why i listed both. I am unsure about the ram voltage difference because the standard is 1.8. Also my budget is around 750 U.S Dollars. Also not sure if the fan/heatsink I chose is the best choose. Feel free to tweek this build.
 

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hey im wanting to upgrade my current computer. i was thinking about getting:

EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail Link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130085

and

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail Link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115052

so my question is what new motherboard should i get? I already have 2x 512mb sticks of ram but i would like a total of 2-3 gigs of ram. So if you could help me out by telling what is a good mobo and some ram that would be greatly appreciated. I would like to keep the price not to expensive. if possible under $120.

Thanks for your time.
 

A:gaming comp help, quick

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Whats up guys as you can see im a new to PC gaming. Im ready to buy a gaming computer but wanted to know if it is really necessary to spend the extra money for a dual processing card (i was gonna go with the AMD anthlon 64 X2 4200) Will this make a impresive improvment in the gaming perfomance of the comp? Im not into multitasking. The computer will be more for gaming or surfing the web and a little music downloading. It will have the NVidia nforce 4 sli chipstet MB w/ dual 16x pci express and (2) NVidia Geforce 6800 xt 256mb DDR3 Powered by Xmdia. What Processor would you recomend. Mater of fact its Cyberpowerinc's Gamer Ultra SLI Elite computer its in the new "Computer Shopper" magazine on page 40. All answer will be appreciated.
 

A:Gaming Comp Processor Q

hi

if you are only going to use it for gaming then there is no need to buy a dual core CPU (yet, eventually all games will probably be coded for multicores)
So you are probably better of getting a FX-55/57... if you can afford it of course.

Personally I bought a dual core, though I am a gamer, I thought that the processor would stay with me for a while so wanted to make it future "proof" (if there is such a thing) also my thoughts was also that there is always something else, apart from the game, using up processing power like teamspeak etc so it is still a good idea to have dual core.

But back to your original question, no it wont make any difference to the actual game
 

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Title says it all. I have no idea what would be the best for the price.
I don't even know if i should go AMD or Intel. (i was thinking intel i5?)
Help.
that budget is for everything except monitor, mouse, keyboard.
Idk if i'll need a sound card but that's your suggestion.
I have a 600W power supply so i don't think i'll need a new one (i bought this bout 1 year ago works fine) but if you think ill need more put in suggestion please.

My first (and probably last) build so let it be something that will last please
 

A:Help me make the best gaming comp for 750-900

Your last thread was better.
 

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Hi everyone. So I've had this problem for quite a while now. Tried quite a few different things but mainly just living with it at this point. Getting this out there to see if anyone might have some ideas as to what the culprit is.

PC specs:
Intel Core Duo 2.7ghz
3gig ram
Windows XP (with sp3)
Nvidia Geforce 9600GT

PC was custom built myself a few years ago. At the time I made sure the power supply was sufficient to run everything well. (But i'm not convinced that its not the problem)

On to the Issue. It only happens while playing a game.

At seemingly random times, my textures in game will go bonkers, sometimes buildings will turn bright white and other strange translucent colors, sometimes weird textures will appear randomly everywhere. such as a 2D image of a building or character just sitting on the ground somewhere, replacing the ground texture. It's quite a trippy experience to say the least.

This problem I can remedy everytime by opening the video settings and changing my texture quality. I usually go back and forth between low and medium as the problem presents itself.

While this is slightly annoying the real problem is that randomly (sometimes once every two days and sometimes twice in twenty minutes) my computer will freeze completely and can only be fixed with a reboot. This occurs differently depending on the game and other unkown factors. Sometimes I'm able to remain on skype with my friend and talk to him about how stupid it is that my PC j... Read more

A:Comp crash during gaming

do you have your video card under warranty? if so, change to another card if possible.also, your card is hot, and you could bring down the temp a lot. also, the 2nd to last posthere by adamantforce may help?

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Yes i do realize this is a repost and im deeply sorry, but i could not find answers anywhere else when it was too late.

In WoW, I'm getting very little FPS in Dalaran. Need video improvement

System:
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2
Emachines
T5010
Intel(R)
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.93 GHz
2.93 GHz, 504 MB of Ram

I was recommended http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187041
It's now unavailable, but i recall Geforce 8400 being in the name.
I think it was a 256mb video card, am i only limited to that, or can i go find something else with Geforce 8400 in the name with more memory and better stats and be able to equip it into by computer?
 

A:Old Comp, need gaming improvement

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256 MB video memory makes no difference for WoW (if you don't play on 1920x1200 resolutions). That card will improve your performance quite much. And it isn't unavailable, BTW.
 

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can you tell me if this is a good gaming comp and a good comp overall for like playing battlefield 2 and other games and is my powersupply and case going to work and will i be able to replace the powersupply in the case with the one i am going to buy

here it is

Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103547

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127221

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820141212

hardrive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822135106

dvdplayer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827131410

videocard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814127187

soundcard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102175

powersupply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103457

case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1185224&CatId=1509

1389 without shipping
 

A:can you tell me if this is a good gaming comp

anybody going to answer
 

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My computer has been running a bit slow lately, and i get constant popups in sets of 20 or 30 that will not close, and randomly my computer will have black and blue lines run across the screen, or will completely blank out, i have had some issues with freezing and then it wil begin to make noises at me if i touch any keys or click, not sure whats wrong i suppose i just post my log?

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\p2phost.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Palm\Hotsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdSync.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe
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A:Comp a bit slow, uncloseable popups, random comp shutdowns, freezing

Welcome to TSG

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from Here or Here
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.

Extra Note:

If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.
 

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I have been reading on different sites to download different anti-spyware programs. Right now I have:

1. Ad-aware
2. Spybot
3. IE Spyad w/ Zoned Out
4. PC pitstop driver alert
5. Spyware Blaster
6. ATF Cleaner
7. PC Pitstop Driver Alert
8. Hosts Xpert
9. Windows Defender

Will these slow down my system, or make it take longer to shut down and restart my comp? Is there anything on this list that I should not have? If it's not a big deal, does anyone recommend any more apps I should download or things to do to make my system better?

If I install almost all of the reputable spyware removers and system optimizers, etc. on my comp, will it slow down my system? Will there be any negative consequences?

Right now I would opt for a faster computer over a secure one, so I would prefer speed over an increased possibility of a virus, etc (still want an anti-virus though). I'd like my comp to shut down and restart quickly, but of course it's not that big of a deal.

With that in mind...I was wondering what the computer "gurus" think is the best way I can optimize my computer? If you have a lot of experience, then what would/do you do, and what do you download for your comp? What programs should I download or buy? I'm willing to pay money for programs that I can buy at the store or pay to activate full versions of trial software, etc. if it will help optimize my computer or help my computer's speed. My system specifications are at the bottom of this ... Read more

A:Newbie questions. Will anti-spyware, etc. slow down comp? Best way to optimize comp?

Well dude.. i would just go with ad aware.. it wont really slow the comp down

somthing activly scanning such as norton avast etc.. will slow your comp down by taking resources... just go with a scanner like adaware that doesnt use resources..

EDIT: Norton sucks... seriously

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I loaded all my documents and folders from "My Documents" on my old computer (XP) and when I went to load them on my new system (8.1) only about 8 were included on the memory sticks. I used 2 sticks and assured that all the documents were loaded in full.
Any suggestions or ideas.
Thanks,
Ron
 

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Scan saved at 12:47:59 PM, on 12/14/2003
Platform: Windows 2000 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\FireDaemon.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\DownloadWare\dw.exe
C:\WINNT\ycvxwrcz.exe
C:\winnt\msbb.exe
C:\Program Files\Sqwire\uc.exe
C:\Program Files\syslaunch.exe
C:\Program Files\Media\Media\UpdateStats.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINNT\uptodate.exe
C:\Program Files\SuperBar\sbhc.exe
C:\Program Files\ClearSearch\Loader.exe
C:\Program Files\Common files\updater\wupdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\slmss\slmss.exe
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A:Friends comp... u know, the ol' popup not online... close IE/ freeze comp... HIJACK

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I have been reading on different sites to download different anti-spyware programs. Right now I have:

1. Ad-aware
2. Spybot
3. IE Spyad w/ Zoned Out
4. PC pitstop driver alert
5. Spyware Blaster
6. ATF Cleaner
7. PC Pitstop Driver Alert
8. Hosts Xpert
9. Windows Defender

Will these slow down my system, or make it take longer to shut down and restart my comp? Is there anything on this list that I should not have? If it's not a big deal, does anyone recommend any more apps I should download or things to do to make my system better?

If I install almost all of the reputable spyware removers and system optimizers, etc. on my comp, will it slow down my system? Will there be any negative consequences?

Right now I would opt for a faster computer over a secure one, so I would prefer speed over an increased possibility of a virus, etc (still want an anti-virus though). I'd like my comp to shut down and restart quickly, but of course it's not that big of a deal.

With that in mind...I was wondering what the computer "gurus" think is the best way I can optimize my computer? If you have a lot of experience, then what would/do you do, and what do you download for your comp? What programs should I download or buy? I'm willing to pay money for programs that I can buy at the store or pay to activate full versions of trial software, etc. if it will help optimize my computer or help my computer's speed. My system specifications are at the bottom of thi... Read more

A:Newbie questions. Will anti-spyware, etc. slow down comp? Best way to optimize comp?

As a rule, you use:
1 firewall
1 antivirus
* Norton is not the best program around, and it's a resource hog, but since you bought it, you'll have to live with it until it expires.
* Using more then one of each is asking for problems (conflict).
As for antispyware programs, you can have as many, as you want, however, I wouldn't use more then 2 as startups, since you want fast computer.
Your computer specs look very good, but the lower number of startups, the better (this is another thing to check).
As for antispyware, I'd keep Spyware Blaster as a startup program, and I'd add a-squared: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/
You may want to run others, you have once in a while, or when any problem arises.

In addition, you want to keep your computer clean of garbage, and for that purpose, you want to get CCleaner: www.ccleaner.com

Once a month, you want to run defrag. I recommend free jkDefrag: http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/ instead of Windows defrag.

That's about it. If you have more questions, please, ask.
 

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Hello. i Upgraded from win xp 32bit to Win 7 ultimate 32bit.

i am upgrading my computers MoBo, Case, CPU, and CPU cooler.

with all the new hardware. will i have to reformat? and if so. how do i go about doing it? Will i have to reinstall windows xp, than upgrade to windows 7. or can i just put in the win 7 cd and do it from there since its an upgrade version and not full version?

i currently have these specs

Xcilo case
Intel core 2 Quad
EVGA Nvidia MoBo

New specs i am upgrading too

Corsair obsiddian 800d case
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R

so question is. do i need to reformat? if so, how do i go about it? xp to win 7 upgrade, or delete partition and just install win 7. and can i do 64 bit if i do complete reinstall?

thanks for help!

A:How to go about upgrading comp. do i need to reformat?

I would recommend doing a clean (with format) install. No need to install XP first.

See this article on How to do a Clean Install using a retail Upgrade Windows 7 installation disc.

Save your data first!!!!

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Well at least the big issue I have here is that my friend bought a new comp for $200. Really friggin ticked off because it came with liquid cooling. but besides I also wonder what was the speed of athlon xp's when they first hit the scene the lowest I remember is 1.4 Ghz, but my friend says is 1.8Ghz. But clocks out at 1.18ghz. Checked his board for possibility of underclockage still some odd reason that doesn't seem to be the case.

his board is a KT4AV from MSI

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_detail.php?UID=456

he wants me to buy a cheap sempron for it but still I really don't think its a good idea to to put one in their especially when I'm not sure about the processor that s already in there.
 

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I want complete access to my comp at my parents house from my comp at my sisters pad.
How would I go about doing this?
It would mostly just be for grabbing files.
 

A:I want complete access to my comp at my parents house from my comp at my sisters pad.

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alright were havin a little problem first let me tell you about the two computers:

Computer A: Windows XP Home Edition
Has the Cable modem connected to it
Has the router connected to it
512mb ram

Computer B: Windows 98SE
Being Wirelessly connected to the xp computer

Ok well i know i have my network set up because a) i went through the XP computer, and The 98SE computer is getting an internet connection and finally C) because the XP can connect to the 98SE but not visa versa

Now every time im on the 98SE computer and i try to connect to the XP comp i get this "Resource: \\MAIN\IPC$" Then its askin for a password, ive tried every single password ive known it wotn connect, i have even made an account exactly the same as the 98SE computer on the XP computer. IE (this is true) The windows 98SE computer has a username of Default and password - nothing. So i went to the XP connection, i made an account named Default and in the password field put nothing. I dont know what else to do ive tried everything plz help soon!!!
 

A:problem connecting 98SE comp to Xp comp but not visa versa

On the XP machine:
1) Is the firewall turned off? If you have SP2 it is turned on by default.
2) Have you shared any folders yet?
 

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i have win 7 ultimate x64
my comp won't stop BSOD and mentions ntoskrnl.exe+80640 as the main cause for this, the pc also freezes repeatedly, also recently it started rebootin and beeping after that.
can't find the solution im strugglin from that more than a month
the bios also behaves wierdly lately, it changed it self time and system time and also changed RAM frequency.
after turning driver verifier my comp reboot more frequently
i hope some1 can help me get to solution becauze im really lost, i added all the files required for you to help me.
thanx , mark

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Sorry about this late reply, I have a work schedule that sometimes keeps me away from a few days up to a couple weeks. I have not done the scan yet ( I just checked my email) but will do it if ok. Ill wait to see if you want me to do it or not ...will check my mail every hour or so. Thanks for all your help and sorry about the delay.

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i have 3 processors!i am a bit stuck on which processor would be my best bet to build a good gaming computer with,they might be old but i reckon i could use one of them as i need to watch my pennys!il start with the newest to the oldest.i have no mobo's and need some advice on a good mobo and some good hardware,as i have 2 40gb hard drives and an old phillips cd/dvd burner!should i buy local in ireland or does it matter?does anyone know of some really good websites that sell comp parts.

1. intel Pentium 4 531 SL8HZ MALAY 3.00GHZ/1M/800/04A
2.Intel Pentium 4 2.80 GHZ/1M/800/04A SL7PR MALAY
3.Intel Pentium 4 2001,2.66ghz/512/533,sl6pe china

I think its between 1 and 2 and i think 1 would be the strongest and fastest but i need some advice!thanks alot!
 

A:Which processor and mobo for gaming comp?

Its likely the first one, as has the highest clock speed. However, none of them are really going to be very useful for gaming on all the very oldest of games.

Some more information is required on the sorts of games you wish to play before even spending some money, as what your hoping for might not be possible for the budget you have in mind.

Buying in Ireland, or online is fine.
 

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ok as of now i have a
gateway performance pc
p3 processor
128mb ram
12 gig hard drive
voodoo3 grafix card (omg this thing sucks)

i want to be able to play jedi knight 2, max payne, and medal of honor correctly. as of now i get major lags, colors off, blending, and the textures just dont seem right in the game. its just sooooo slow.

please tell me what i should do to upgrade my pc to make it helluvalot better than it is now. cost is a problem, but dont worry about it unless you have a killer deal somewhere. please help guys
 

A:Help with making my comp gaming heaven!!!

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It didn't do that the first 2 years i 3 yeas i built it. It is 4 yrs old
On my other comp while im gamming everything is just fine and dandy untill about a few min later it shuts down. i try to turn it back on but it shuts down in a few secs again. When it off for about 5min i turn it back on and check the bios. it says the cpu temp is 130 F and the MB temp is 77 F. i had a new asus video card before the latest but it burnt up and i got a cheaper one. Some times it cuts off while i am on the comp doing nothing.
My OS is xp
i have AMD anthlon64 1.8GHz
Geforce 2 MX 400 64MB
and 2 fans in it. one came installed on the case and the other is on the cpu.

Please tell me solution i wnat my games back. and it dose it with all my games (starcraft, warcraft 3, doom 3, Knights online, maple story, Elder scrolls 3)
 

A:Computer shuts down while gaming (other comp)

you need more/better cooling on that pc
 

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Hey guys,

I'm seriously contemplating buying this computer I built off a website named www.mwave.com.au 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.

Specs:
• 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
 

A:Are these decent specs for a gaming comp?

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Hi all,

First off:

Athlon XP 1700
512Mb PC-133 SDRAM
WinXP Prof
DX 9.0
Geforce4 Ti4200 128Mb(Driver 4.1.0.9, 11/18/2002)
Dell 17" monitor, little old...

First, the problem in the subject, then something else.

Ok, within the last week, if I play a full screen game, any game, my computer will seem to go into sleep mode after 1-2 minutes. The monitor powers down, the sound goes off, but the comp doesn't turn off completely. It will stay running fine all day in windows, but as soon as I fire up a game... poof.

So far, I've upgraded from dx 8.1 to 9.0, and updated my video card drivers to the latest version.

My other problem is that I cannot run my processor at full speed. If I turn it up to full, and again, try to play a game, my computer will lock. There will be a split second of static in the sound, and the screen is just froze.

I don't know if there's a connection, but does this sound familiar to anyone?


Thanks in advance.

A:When gaming, comp seems to go to sleep after 1-2 mins

Hi,

what temps your machine running at. It could be a oerheating problem if the CPU is faulty.



Dz

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Alright, so I'm a college student and between work-study and the occasional random job, I've got a bit of extra cash that I don't immediately need to throw at tuition, so I figured it's about time for a computer upgrade. My troubleshooting thread here ended with the conclusion that my old comp's hard drive is shot, and as my graphics card could probably use an upgrade too, I figured I might as well get a new system.

Price Range: Obviously, the target would be around 1000 bucks. I could probably stretch to around 1200ish and of course if I waited a bit longer, I'd have more money. But... waiting sucks.

My old system:

500 gb hard drive
4 gb DDR2
Pentium E2220 (C) 2.4 GHz (65W)
GeForce 8600 GT OC
vista 32-bit

What I'm lookin for:

A gaming computer. I don't need the computer for any whips and jingles, id est Blu-ray, DVD burner, webcam... whatever the young folks are up to these days. I just want to game. I've looked around at Best Buy and newegg, but I don't feel as comfortable as I used to shopping for computers. The only thing I've really been playing intensively latey is League of Legends, which I can play on low settings on my current rig. However, I'm probably going to pick up Dragon Age: Origins soon and of course, there's a lot of pretty graphically intensive games coming out soon with Christmas approaching.

Basically, I want a computer that I won't have to worry about upgrading for a while, but ... Read more

A:Gaming Comp for around 1000 bucks?

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I have an ASUS NZXT gaming computer and a simple View Sonic monitor.

The monitor is connected to the computer properly, yet every time I manage to get the computer turned on, the monitor reads, "No signal."

The computer sometimes


will not even come on and I have to toy around with the voltage switch (116,230; 116 usually works) and hold the power button to get it to work. Even so, the monitor is not recognizing the computer. When the computer is on, even when it's not recognized, the computer will shut on and off by itself.

I bought a new DVI cord thinking that would solve the problem, but to no avail.

I recently moved so I'm wondering was the computer messed up during the move?
 

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building a comp for a friend, doesnt have too much money
http://frontiernet.net/~unholyknights/computer/andycomp.html
tell me what you think
 

A:building a budget gaming comp

bump bump bump
 

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Hello! i know i have putted out very simillar things like this one but i havet got a CLEAR answer.

So now. what i ask for is, will a computer with Wndows vista 32 (will soon upgrade to windows 7 64) with 4Gb DDR 2 memory with 400-800mhz (dont really know) and Amd phenom 8750 (i think) 3 core 2.4 Ghz
and 300W psu (19 Ampere 12V Rail) with Nvidia Geforce gt 430 (Asus vs. ENGT430)

Get A LOT better with a Radeon 7750 instead of the ENGT430. is it worth upgrading and will i get a big boost? mostly play very heavely modded minecraft! but also a lot of other intense games.

Will this gpu also increase the sound from the computer?

Also if you have other suggestions about a better gpu for my 300W psu than the radeon 7750 p,ease let me know

Keep your answers clear and about this!

A:Will upgrading the gpu make a lot of difference in a old comp?

You probably won't see too much difference in fps with that video card if you're struggling with fps on minecraft play without mods or if you want all the mods on you will have to upgrade your cpu ram and motherboard to avoid bottlenecking also what do you mean by "will the gpu increase the sound of my computer" ?

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im considering moving my nvidia geforce fx 5200 (128mb i think) from my newer computer to my older dell dimension 4100 (obviously im going to buy a better graphics card for the newer computer) but anyway,i was wondering if this dell dimension 4100 would be able to handle the 5200, i have a PIII 863Mhz, 384 MB ram, windows xp professional sp2, 10Gb of free space left, and my current graphics card is Radeon 7200 Family Series 32mb...
 

A:upgrading to nvidia on older comp

You have to find what type of agp slot you have on the old pc agp2x, etc.
 

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Hi Guys

Just got a question for all you tech heads.

I am upgrading, it goes like this -

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA 7N400L/PRO

CPU - AMD Athlon 3200+

Video Card - This is the main part im having problems with, i dont know wether to go for a Radeon or a Geforce card.

The 2 cards im looking at are the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 256mb and the Nvidia Geforce NX 6800.

Can anyone tell me which will perform better for new games ???

and is that motherboard a good motherboard ???

Thanks for your help !
 

A:Upgrading comp and need vid card advice

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I want to be able to print from my XP Computer to the Vista computer in the other room, wirelessly.

XP Home
Vista Home Premium
New, Shared Printer

Printer on the Vista computer is "shared"...I don't know anything about networks
I use control panel: "add a printer" -> "A network printer" -> "Browse for printers" -> it shows some sort of window with icons that don't really mean much to me:

One category is called "Workgroup" and when I click it, the Vista name of the computer in the other room shows up, but nothing happens when I double click that. I connected to a wireless printer a long time ago this way when one was connected to an XP computer, and the actual name of the printer would show up.

Does anyone know how to do it?
 

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I've got an annoying problem I'm trying to smooth out. On my 3-computer LAN, I've got network shares set up on all three comps. (Not homegroup; not public folders; those aren't workable for my situation.)

On my main work computer ("Comp A") (Win 7 Home Premium), whenever I open the sharelist on either "B" or "C", I have the extreme pleasure of waiting 8-10 seconds before the shares on the requested machine are presented.

Other than that, the shares work perfectly, except for the annoying delay every time I want to use Comp A to open the list of shares on Comp B or Comp C.

What I'm sharing: My user directory on each comp. (I'm the only user on this 3-node LAN.) Sharing with Homegroup or Public Folders isn't feasible.

When the delay happens: Courtesy of Wireshark, I've learned that when the delay occurs, it occurs after "Negotiate Protocol Response" and before "Session Setup Request".

I'm also getting the same delay behavior on one other computer (Comp C), but only when accessing the share list Comp A. Here's the specific run-down...

Computer A
Windows 7 Home Premium
Hard-Wired
8-second delay opening shares on Comp B and Comp C.
Computer B
Windows 7 Ultimate
Hard-wired
No delay opening shares on Comp A or Comp C
Computer C
Windows 7 Ultimate
Wi-fi
8-second delay opening shares on Comp A (Home Prem.) but *not* Comp B (Ult.)
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I recently set up a workgroup called "workgroup" so that my two PC's could share files.

The XP comp is called Qing, and can access the workgroup and log onto the linux server called Han (running Fedora 6 with Samba) . Once logged onto Han from Qing, I can see the shared folder, but when i try to access it I get the following message:

"\\Han\share is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found."

On Han, the linux comp, I have set up a shared folder called "share" with full permissions.
I have enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP and rebooted and still no luck,
I have searched the internet and these forums for a similar problem but was unable to find anything that I could use.

Any help would be great!

thanks
 

A:XP Comp cannot access shared folder on Linux Comp

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Hi all. Hope one of yahs can help me out.

2 wenesdays ago I constructed my first comp, and to my amazement I managed to put it together flawlessly.

I'm a heavy gamer. Lots of FPS, and WoW. I play around 3-10 hours a, day depending on the day.

This morning I wake up and boot up my comp. Everything is fine. I log into World of Warcraft and play for around 5 minutes before suddenly my comp just shuts down. Almost like as if someone pushed the power button.

I'm thinking "WTF?", so I check my monitor and speakers and sure enough they are powered on, and responding. I tried to turn the comp back and on and nothing happened. I checked inside the tower and the motherboard LED light is on. The orange enet light is also on.

At the moment I don't have the hardware to test swap (I will on monday). I was hoping that some of you may have overcome this problem before. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Here are my comp parts in case they may help.

MB Asus P5ND2-SLI NF4SLI 775
VGA Asus N EN6800GT/2DT/256MB R
CPU INTEL P4 630 800M LGA775 2M R
MEM 1GX2 Corsair VS2GBKIT667D2 R
HD 250G WD 7200 SATA2 16MB WD2500KS
DVD BURNER PLXTOR PX-740A
Liminator Case with 550W PS
 

A:My new comp shut down while gaming, won't turn back on!

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Check all cables/connections etc.

Try a different psu. If that doesn`t help, then it`s probably the mobo or cpu that`s died.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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OK ALL !! HERE IS THE CONTEST !!!

Objective : List the best componints for a computer that would run a high required game like EverQuest. Your MAX price should be about 500$. Make sure all componints work together for the max preformance.

PRIZE : My thanks. Sorry to the people who thought the might actually win something from my poor @$$ LOL. If you dont want to waist your time then no problem =P

Post all things on this thread. The reason for this if you already havent heard, I want to play EverQuest again with out the lag fest.

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THAT POST
 

A:GAMING COMP BUILDING CONTEST(kinda)

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I have an oldish comp - about...8 years old, but since I have had it I have done various upgrades over the years, so currently its running:

333mhz celeron
256+64MB RAM
20GB HDD

I have got it running Win98SE, but now have some spare copies of WinXP Home and Pro. I have checked the minimum sys requirements of WinXP, and it fits the minimum, BUT: is it worth it? Would installing WinXP just slow it down more?

The main motovation to upgrade is that I have found that a number of anti-virus programs wont run properly since version udates (example, AVG 6 to 7), and so I thought if I use a spare copy of WInXP, I could make it more secure by being able to run the programs properly (kind of an oximoron, installing WinXP for security...)

Anyhow, is it worth doing? or will it just be really slow? If so, is there anyway i can delete what is undeeded, or do tweaking to make it run effectively?

Late,
 

A:Solved: Upgrading WIn98SE comp to WInXP Pro

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Hey everyone I am looking at getting a computer for starwars the old republic(needs to release already grr) I am thinking of going through Cyberpowerpc.com my brother and quite a few of my friends have bought computers from them and they seem to be the cheapest for brand new systems. I was hoping I could get some of you to build what you think would be a great computer for gaming, I will only be doing games on it and maybe watching movies I have 1 monitor right now i believe is a 22" viewsonic I would like to get a 24" and have duel monitors. I am looking to spend any where from 1k-1.7k I am looking into getting a SSD with a reg hard drive for storage. Any questions or concerns please post them here and i will get back to you ASAP, PREFER intel i5 unless u think i7 would be better with Over Clocking.

also if you will be playing starwars tor what kind of rig are u running right now and will be running for the game on release day?

so i just seen this and sorry for not doing it prior but here is what i kind of want

What are you going to use the PC for? Starwars: TOR. movies maybe blue ray maybe not not sure yet thats about it.

How much is your budget?
1k-1.7k

Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)
San Joaquin County California near stockton/modesto ca

Are you willing to buy online?
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A:Building new gaming comp for Star Wars: TOR. What are you running?

I am assuming that your present budget excludes the monitor.

Here's what I suggest:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz - $219.99
ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 - $189.99
MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC Radeon HD 6950 - $239.99
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 - $149.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) - $69.99
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB - $54.99
COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II - $79.99

TOTAL - $1004.93

That leaves you with $700 for OS and peripherals.

I am personally using the Microsoft Sidewinder X4 and Logitech MX518 as my keyboard / mouse combo. Really happy with them. However, it's more down to personal preference.

With any cash that's left over you might want to get an SSD/Blu-Ray/etc. Or you might look at getting a second HD 6950 for CF.
 

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