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Q: Custom NAS/HTPC build

Hi guys, Its been a long time since my last post but its time for a new build again.

Basically what im looking for is a homeserver which I can also use ase a backup server and media streamer.
I have been looking at online reviews and guides but is hard to narrow down components to use.

I am living in Ireland so I will be buying the components from Irish and UK sites.

The system must have/needs to:

- Stream HD video 1080p
- 5.1 audio output
- Have low power consumption
- Id like to leave it on 24/7 and have it act as a backup server to backup the other pcs in my house.
- It will need to act as a webserver ( Id like remore access to my media )
- Ideally im looking at i3 Intel mobo/processor
- I will be leaving this pc in the media room underneath a TV, so controlling it with a remote would be a nice feature.
- Id like it as compact as posssible (mini ITX mobo/case), but the case must be able to fit at least 2 3.5" drives along with a DVD drive.

I understand what im looking for is a mix of everything But any help you guys can give in the line of components would be great.

I hope to collect these parts over time but my budget is around ?500-?700.
Please let me know if this is dooable.

Thanks,
Dan.

*EDIT:
- I have Windows 7 already bought.
- I have already purchased 2 x 2TB hard drives (for backing up my data)

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Preferred Solution: Custom NAS/HTPC build

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Custom NAS/HTPC build

Did you see the review a few weeks ago for the new asrock?
http://www.techspot.com/review/334-asrock-vision-3d-htpc/

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Hi I built this custom htpc a few months ago and have experienced regular crashes/reboots. The system is based on an MSI Z97-GD65 mobo with i5-4690S processor in a fanless Streacom case designed for the purpose with extensive heatsinking. To ensure temperatures are not excessive I have kept the processor within the Streacom recommendations, nothing is overclocked and it uses only Intel's integrated graphics with no other video card. All components are new. The only "unusual" item has been an Asus Xonar STX sound PCI-e card. The system is used for TV (windows media center), as a Plex server and a Foobar server - not much else.

By way of troubleshooting, after the first few weeks I did a clean reinstall to remove any issues I might have caused as I iterated my way to the optimum setup, but this made no difference. I also replaced the PSU with no effect. I have run memtest on the memory - this produced 2 errors in the new "hammer test", but G-Skill apparently discount this test and when I run memtest86+ which does not include such a test it shows no errors. Temperatures are ok - typically 30-40 degrees C with occasional 50 (and up to 60 only when doing extreme tasks like Memtest) and the crashes do not seem to happen when anything intensive is going on.

I have been blaming the issue on the Asus Xonar STX sound card as google suggests some people find this causes BSOD issues and the Asus drivers are considered buggy and I had been using the alternative UNI... Read more

A:Crash/reboots on custom HTPC: ntoskrnl.exe ntkrnlmp.exe symptoms

Some modules are unloaded there, which resisting the crash dump recording mechanism to record the complete data there.

Code:
fffff880`0330e098 fffff880`058a5b8e <Unloaded_spsys.sys>+0x3cb8e
fffff880`0330e0d8 fffff880`058a41f4 <Unloaded_spsys.sys>+0x3b1f4
fffff880`0330e0f0 fffff880`0586c720 <Unloaded_spsys.sys>+0x3720
fffff880`0330e0f8 fffff880`0587b510 <Unloaded_spsys.sys>+0x12510
fffff880`0330e100 fffff880`0587b510 <Unloaded_spsys.sys>+0x12510
fffff880`0330e108 fffff880`058a4270 <Unloaded_spsys.sys>+0x3b270
So crash dump analysis is also not being helpful.

Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?Startup? tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Then let us see the zip for the next BSOD, that may contain some information. To replicate a BSOD in your situation, put the computer in hibernate/sleep and wake it up.

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I'm putting together a cheap HTPC. Will the Cooler Master Elite Power 400W fit in the Silverstone Milo? Also, will these two components work together with an LGA1155 mATX motherboard (ASUS H61M-A)?

Thanks!
 

A:HTPC build help...

Support standard PS2(ATX) power suppliesClick to expand...

It says it will however I would REALLY rethink using a pw supply with a 1yr warranty. That is a very low end unit.
 

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Hey everyone! I want to ditch cable TV, so I'm looking to build a cheap HTPC. It needs to be capable of smoothly streaming online content such as Netflix and Hulu to my HDTV, as well as running Windows 7 Home Premium and WMC, and maybe the occasional DVD. I don't have a set budget, but I would love to build this as inexpensively as possible, preferably via Newegg. Thanks for the help!
 

A:New HTPC build

Hi there, i just built this one with the help of people here, take a look ;p

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic162538.html

Regards,
Lee.
 

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Currently trying to decide if I should build or buy an HTPC. It will be used for HD video and music playback, not gaming. Any suggestions for a good pre-built HTPC?
 

A:Build or buy HTPC?

Definetely Build.

Find a good pc hardware wholesaler, you can get parts close to cost and save hundreds of dollars
 

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Hi all, my PC (10 year old lol) has finally given up the ghost, so I have decided to build a HTPC which will sit in my TV cabinet as a replacement. I only want it for internet browsing, streaming video's and pictures from my phone and to play Blu-ray discs.
I do however want some degree of future proofing so I don't want to go cheapest of the cheap. Before I post what I came up with using PC parts picker, I would appreciate it if you could answer some questions I have:-

1) Intel i3 or i5? will a top end i3 processor be sufficient or is it worth the extra 40 or so for a lower end i5?

2) Am I better off with a cheaper mobo with a dedicated graphics card and sound card or a Intel H67 mobo that can do it all?

3) Should i have a separate HDD for operating system and one for storage?

4) If the answer to (3) is yes, should I use a SSD for operating system? If so why?

5) If I get a 1 TB HDD do I need to partition it? If yes, why?

This is all I can think of at the moment lol. My builds with slight variations are here - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/gollum456/saved/#savedbuild_989646

Any advice greatly appreciated.
 

A:Help for HTPC build.

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My brother has asked me to build him a budget htpc.

He has already picked up a Silverstone LC10 case, I have an old 800 watt atx cheapo brand psu spare,

I am looking for a mobo, cpu, and ram bundle, for around 150.

I was looking at this, but to be honest im not to up on apus:
http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-a...5600k---4gb-xms-memory--8R0F.html?q=a8&src=16

This pc is for playing world of tanks, and other similar games at 1080p.

Any suggestions would be appreciated
 

A:Budget HTPC build

Try these components (I did amazon UK so if im incorrect on region sorry)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
MSI FM2 A55

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
Corsair Vengeance 1600 4gb stick (You can always add more later)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
A10-6700

This processor has a better GPU and will give more than enough performance over the 5600
 

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I have been building a htpc for the media room.I have 1 computer with Win7 Pro on it which is old and out dated with very little use. I have a newer one with Win8 Pro on it(upgraded from Win7 premium) and runs great. I want to use one of these OS with the htcp. Preferably Win7 Pro because of WMC. Which one if any could I install with out any EULA problems. I do not want to but another version/copy of windows just to watch/stream vids,Blu-ray and games. Please advise

Thanks
Av8tor

A:Can I use my Win7pro on new my HTPC build?

You certainly cannot use the one that's been upgraded.

You may only use the other one if it is a Full Retail license - if it was preinstalled, then it's an OEM license which cannot be moved to a new computer.

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Hello!

I'm considering building a home theater PC with some extra holiday cash. My roommate's been anxious to cut cable television as an expense, and switch instead to a Hulu plus membership, Netflix, or something more cost effective.

Before I get into the nuts and bolts, here are some things I'm looking for:

- HDMI: Very important. My roommate's television is a 40ish inch flatscreen 720p television, and I'd like the computer to have HDMI outputs on the graphics card.
- Price: Important. Cheaper the better, looking to spend $300-$500. Suppose I can be flexible here.
- Games: Marginally important. Girlfriend plays WoW, I kicked the habit. It'd be a neat surprise to her if I installed it to the HTPC to play it on a big screen, though!
- Size: Not very important, as I can hide even a large case. I suppose the smaller, the better, just in case I had to move it.

My first action was looking at barebones kits. I came up with this one, which has provided a nice launchpad:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7108918&Sku=B69-0285

That system has things I like, and it has things I don't care for. If I went for something like that, I'd probably be investing in a nicer graphics card, one with an HDMI out and some power. If so, which graphics cards should I be looking at? Here's one I'm considering: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6023358&CatId... Read more

A:Solved: HTPC Build - Ideas/Help?

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Hi everyone,

I have finished putting together a media computer build that I hope is as cool and quiet as possible:

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA785GPM-UD2H
CPU: Athlon II x2 240
HDD: 1.5TB WD Eco Green, partitioned for OS
OS: Windows 7 using MCE
PSU: Corsair 450VX
CPU Cooler (only if needed): Scythe Orochi
TV Tuner Card: Black Gold BGT3595 (when release next month)
RAM: 2x2GB Corsair DDR800
Optical Drive: LG BluRAy Player

All I have left to do is choose a case. I like the idea of the Remote Fusion Remote Max for its good reviews for low noise but have heard that the Silverstone SST-LC16M is an even better case - though quite expensive!

Can anyone vouch for either of these cases or suggest a better alternative?

Your help would be very much appreciated.
 

A:Recommended case for my HTPC build.

Here are some ideas...............
Newegg.
Try to avoid the microatx cases.
You really want something that can handle a full size atx power
supply to make sure you meet the power requirements for the
components.
Other than that,it's really a matter of personal preference.

Think the silverstone is expensive?
Look at this......
ZALMAN Black Aluminum HD160XT Plus ATX Media Center / HTPC Case - Retail
Integrated 7" touchscreen monitor.
 

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Hey guys,

I've recently been donated a HP 8200 Elite SFF which I was thinking about using as a HTPC and also for a bit of gaming.

In addition to a Blu-Ray drive and an extra hard drive I have, I was thinking about getting a graphics card to beef it up a bit.

Games I'd be playing is stuff like Flight Simulator X, so nothing too fancy like Bioshock or anything and it'd be going through my 40" 1080p TV.

I'm not much of a tech-y person so I had a look and found the two below graphics cards and basically want to know if it sounds like they would suit my needs?

First one:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-RA...1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1365934258&sr=1-5

Second one:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Radeon...1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1365934258&sr=1-4

Also, is there anything else I'd need to take into account, like a bigger PSU maybe?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3984 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1800 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 468494 MB, Free - 436187 MB; D: Total - 8342 MB, Free - 1011 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1495
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Gaming/HTPC build help?

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Hio all,

I am completely lost as to what could be the issue with this new build, This is my 3rd build and my other 2 went very well and had a few minor issues which i fixed.

Anyway, first of all, system specs:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0ghz
RAM: 2gb G.Skill DDR2 800mhz (2x 1gb kit)
Motherboard: Asus P5Q SE/R
Video Card: Albatron GeForce 9600GT
HDD: 1x Western Digital 1TB
PSU: Corsair VX550 watt
Sound: On board 5.1ch surround sound and digital out.
OS: Windows XP Professional SP2

What the issue is:

After computer boots, and logs into windows I load the HTPC front end (XMBC) all goes well for about 1-3minutes and the computer just "hangs" for lack of a better term. The keyboard/mouse does not work, if I am playing music the sound gets repeated over and over again (as a kind of stuttering repeat of the last 1-2seconds of playing) and all network activity stops as well.

What I have done:

First of all i thought it might have been an issue with the front LCD panel that was on my case (Antec fusion max htpc case) so i completely disconnected it and started again, it still hung. so i re-installed windows, and i still had that issue.

Still completely at a loss, i decided to check to see if it was just a windows issue, so i installed Mythbuntu (A linux based HTPC frontend), which worked fine the very first boot, but subsequent ones still hung 1-3 minutes in. With that, i re-installed windows as a last ditch kind of effort to check what is ... Read more

A:New HTPC Build: Hanging in windows

RMA the motherboard
 

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Hey there everyone, I've been a long time lurker on seven forums, and have used the info on your theads to get my google chrome working when win7 first came out.

However, this time, I've decided to Move out of Tom's hardware threads and post here for a conclusive answer.

I have put together a build some time back since july, its been giving me BSOD's. This only happens when i ahve a portable USB HDD connected to the USB port - whether front panel or back panel header, I still get a BSOD. I did a fresh install of Win7 x64 with the latest device drivers from Intels and Realtek's site.

System specs;
Intel i3-2100 @ stock
ECS H67H2-M Black deluxe mobo
4GB (2x2GB)Twinmos DDR3 1333MHz (dunno the voltages since the sticker doesn't say anything apart from CL9) but I'm assuming its 1.5V +/- .075V
1x 250GB Seagate(formerly maxtor HDD) OS
1x 2TB Samsung HDD for movies and media drive
LiteOn DVD +/-RW
Thermaltake Toughpower 600W PSU

The PSU and 250GB HDD were hand downs from me to this rig..my pals.

Now everytime I connect the portable USB HDD to the port, I can run a movie from the device but after a while, it gives a BSOD. When running a movie from the desktops HDD, there is no such hickup.

Now;
With all this digging I've learn't that
1| BSOD's can happen from a grounding issue
2| BSOD's can happen with a driver failure(or badly written drivers)
3| BSOD's can happen due to heat issues
4| BSOD's can happen from a faulty hardware
5| BSOD's can happen from USB devices as well

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A:System crash, BSOD's on new HTPC build

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Lutfij


Hey there everyone, I've been a long time lurker on seven forums, and have used the info on your theads to get my google chrome working when win7 first came out.

However, this time, I've decided to Move out of Tom's hardware threads and post here for a conclusive answer.

I have put together a build some time back since july, its been giving me BSOD's. This only happens when i ahve a portable USB HDD connected to the USB port - whether front panel or back panel header, I still get a BSOD. I did a fresh install of Win7 x64 with the latest device drivers from Intels and Realtek's site.

System specs;
Intel i3-2100 @ stock
ECS H67H2-M Black deluxe mobo
4GB Twinmos DDR3 1333MHz (dunno the voltages since the sticker doesn't say anything apart from CL9) but I'm assuming its 1.5V +/- .075V
1x 250GB Seagate(formerly maxtor HDD) OS
1x 2TB Samsung HDD for movies and media drive
LiteOn DVD +/-RW
Thermaltake Toughpower 600W PSU

The PSU and 250GB HDD were hand downs from me to this rig..my pals.

Now everytime I connect the portable USB HDD to the port, I can run a movie from the device but after a while, it gives a BSOD. When running a movie from the desktops HDD, there is no such hickup.

Now;
With all this digging I've learn't that
1| BSOD's can happen from a grounding issue
2| BSOD's can happen with a driver failure(or badly written drivers)
3| BSOD's can happen due to heat issues
4| BSOD's can happen from a fau... Read more

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Hello.

I am building an HTPC, which has got to be quiet and efficient. It will not be used for gaming, but has to be capable of producing full 1080p picture quality/playing blu-ray.

The computeris going to be plugged into my tv in the lounge and I eventually intend to wire cat6 all over my house, via a gigabyte router - so I can stream live or recorded tv to two other televisions via media extenders.

I also have a sat dish with twin lnb and an external aerial, so the computer has got to be capable (in the unlikely event) of recording two channels, whilst allowing live tv to be watched in the living room as well as streaming a recording to one of the media extenders all at the same time - this will not happen very often, but probably will happen eventually.

The computer is going to be used as a replacement for my DVR, so it needs to come out of sleep mode properly and come on automatically to record and return to S3 afterwards.

My specs are as follows:

Mobo: ?? - Nvidia board with onboard graphics and e-sata (decided against a 785G board, due to current problems with ATI graphics drivers
and BBC HD)
CPU: Athlon II X2 240
Modular PSU: Corsair 450 HX
HDD: F3 1TB Spinpoint (Paritioned) - or possibly 1TB Eco Green, but possibly 5,400 rpm too slow for mutliple streams?
Operating System: Windows 7 32-bit, using MCE as the front end
Case: Antec Fusion Remote Max
Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray
RAM: 2x2GB of RAM (brand and speed undecided)
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Followed jgriff2's instructions.

It's been happening more and more often the past week. Never had one for the first few weeks of use. It's usually happened when opening a new tab when browsing Chrome. Also just happened when in itunes and switching windows.

Is the zip provided enough? I've also read about doing driver verifier and memtest.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help! I'm not the greatest at diagnosing these things :/


Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - clean retail install
New hardware/software. Built in Jan 2012.

AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3850WNGXBOX
GIGABYTE GA-A75M-D2H FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
Corsair CSSD-F40GB2-A Force Series F40 Solid State Drive
Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive WD20EARX
Samsung 12x BD-ROM/16x DVD Writer Drive - Retail SH-B123L/RSBP (Black)
SilverStone Strider Plus ST50F-P 500W ATX 12V v2.3/EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 100 % Modular Active PFC Power Supply (Black)
Rosewill RNX-N600UBE USB 2.0 Wireless Dual Band Adapter

A:New HTPC Build - BSOD just using chrome or itunes. Zip attached

The dump you've provided shows an inconclusive analysis, so there's not much we can go on. I'd recommend enabling Driver Verifier.

I've taken a look at the drivers list at this, here are a few that need to be updated:






Quote:
wdcsam64.sys - wdcsam64 Wed Apr 16 04:39:08 2008 (Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver). Update here.

swpslwfx.sys - jswpslwfx Mon Apr 28 19:59:25 2008 (D-Link USB Wireless Adapter Driver). Update here.



Code:
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT (101)
An expected clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor in an
MP system within the allocated interval. This indicates that the specified
processor is hung and not processing interrupts.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000031, Clock interrupt time out interval in nominal clock ticks.
Arg2: 0000000000000000, 0.
Arg3: fffff88002fd5180, The PRCB address of the hung processor.
Arg4: 0000000000000003, 0.

Debugging Details:
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BUGCHECK_STR: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT_4_PROC

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

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i am planning on building a custom desktop for my self and im wanting to try to get as much performance out of the newest i5 processor. this will be my main gamming/meida serving computer
parts im looking at
cpu intell i7 3770k
ram 16gb 2400mhz
gpu 2x gtx 660 ti
motherboard asus rampage iv 79
hard drive 1x 60gb ssdd 1x 500gb 7200rpm
os win 7 ex
cooling custom liquid cooling

my biggest question is weather or not the i7 3770k is worth the almost 50% increase in price. are there any conflicts in the hardware ive listed. how is the performance with the equlivent amd micros??? please no fanbois, i know the whole amd vrs intell war and would like to keep away from the war and get real info, i want info from real world users. ive also heard that the amd processors are better for gamming, Is this true, are there and benchmarks to prove this.
 

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Hi,
I am interested in an application that can create custom builds of windows 10 in a similar way that RT7Lite does for windows 7, the only application I've found so far isn't really as advanced or as customisable as RT7Lite was... I was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions of apps that can do this (that preferably are free and do not require an internet connection)?
Thank you in advance

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Kinda new to the Custom Build game, anything i should add/change to this, all input is welcomed . I know all the URLs are tiger direct, but that was simply for a quick splash page on each item, ill probably do more price comparisons after this gets finalized.

Mother Board and Processor
--EVGA nForce 780i SLI Motherboard CPU Bundle - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Processor 2.66GHz OEM (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3714946&CatId=2406) <$449.99>

Graphics Card
--[2] XFX GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - Alpha Dog Edition, 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Variable Fan Speed (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3592056&Sku=P450-8830) <$109.99 X 2>

RAM
--[2 Sets] Corsair XMS3 DHX 2048MB Dual Channel PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory (2 x1024MB) (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3135566&CatId=3433) <$114.99>

Case
--Apevia X-Jupiter G Type ATX Full-Tower Case - Clear Side, Front USB and FireWire Ports (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3424759&CatId=1510) <$179.99>

PSU
--OCZ / GameXStream / 850-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / SLI-Ready / Active PFC / Power Supply (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2776974&CatId=2036) <$159.99>

HDD
--[2] Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 32MB, SATA-... Read more

A:Custom Build

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hello everyone,il be buying a new pc soon and i setted up the following:

CoolerMaster CASE Silencio RC-550 Black
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CoolerMaster Silent Pro M1000 RS-A00-AMBA-J3 1000W Modular PSU
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T (sAM3, 3,2 GHz, 6MB L3)
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CoolerMaster V8 CPU Cooler (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)
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Gigabyte MB 990FXA-UD5 (sAM3+, DDR3, 990 FX)
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3x Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3-1600 Dimm (1x4GB, PC3-12800, 9-9-9-24, CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9)
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Corsair Dominator Airflow Fan
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2x Sapphire 6770 Vapor-X (PCI Express , GDDR5 , 1 GB)
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Seagate ST31000524AS 1TB HDD 3.5" (32MB Cache, 7200RPM, Sata 6Gb/s)
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Samsung SH-B123L Internal Blu-ray Combo Drive LightScribe Sata Black
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total value: 1.241,32

Is there anything to change,any compatibility issues or something that would match better?
Also,could you recommend me an online shop that i could get a better price?
Thanks in advance for any anwsers xD
 

A:Custom build PC,is it ok?

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I recently finished building a pc and am trying to install the motherboard drivers from the cd that came with the board. However, when I try to do so I keep getting this error message:

"No supported drive found: Floppy 1.44mb and USB drive!"

Do you have any ideas what this means?

Thank you!
 

A:Custom build help

When you are seeking help you need to post your system component specs. Motherboard; EXACT make, model and revision (if applicable). Processor; EXACT make, model and stepping. Memory; EXACT make and model. Graphics Card (if installed); EXACT make and model. Power Supply; EXACT make and model. Provide links to the components. Also post the operating system.

No one can diagnose a problem without knowing the EXACT components you used in the build.
 

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Alright everyone, i've got someone who wants me to build them a "family" pc. I'm not looking for a lot of profit off this build, only asking 65 for labor because it will be the first build i've ever done. I asked them a few questions and this is what they said:

1. Do you need: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, and/or Speakers? Monitor/Speakers
2. What will you be doing with the computer? Gaming, business, school
work, internet browser, etc? school/internet/music
3. What is your budget? i dont know for sure
4. Do you prefer Windows Vista or XP? the most up to date
5. Are you on a time limit? (The building processes can take anywhere
from a week to almost a month to get in all parts, put it together, and
resolve any problems that may occur during the build.) no time limit

Alright, so I went to newegg and decided to put together a list of stuff and here is what I put together for her, tell me what you think:



Motherboard 64.99 - GIGABYTE GA-G41M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - N82E16813128388

processor 69.99 - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - N82E16819116072

processor grease 8.99 - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - N82E16835100007

ram 39.99 - PNY 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model MD4096KD2-800 - N82E16820178219

hard drive 47.99 - Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s... Read more

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processor grease 8.99 - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - N82E16835100007Click to expand...

I would ditch that unless your an overclocker, which you don't look like. If you are in fact, an overclocker, I point you toward a sturdy cooler and a better processor, i'm sure the e5200 isn't going to break any records, but it is a good CPU for the price.

PNY is not know for their quality or performance, actually I don't know them at all. OCZ Vista Upgrade 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2VU8004GK - Retail, but staying with the PNY seems just fine, I like OCZ more though.

The powersupply is a weak point, go with the CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail at $60.



Building requirement 3.50 - Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap - N82E16899261005Click to expand...

That isn't necessary but if it makes you feel better, and you don't mind buying one.

SAPPHIRE 100255HDMI Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail is a MUCH better graphics card, a little bit more expensive, the 9400 isn't very good.

GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail is a superior motherboard, but it is more expensive and no doubt you could live off the one you mentioned above.

Now I don't know about the motherboard, I can't say anything about that. The pr... Read more

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As this is my first custom build PC, I would like to confirm that these components are from the cheapest sources and are all compatible with each other.
I am a PC building noob and I am following a guide (http://www.pcmech.com/byopc/step-1-materials-required/) Is this guide up to date and usable?
I play source games and I want to be able to record sometimes and get at least 30 fps on most games, the graphics quality must be around med-high.
My components; please tell me if I can get it cheaper somewhere else, and if they aren't compatible what do I need instead? I am building a gaming rig as cheaply as possible without getting 4fps on every game like I do on my 1.8 GHz laptop with 3gb of ram...
Case: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerocool-Strike-X-Toolless-Tower-Gaming/dp/B00606NA0A/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1375030634&sr=1-4&keywords=pc cases
Price: 53
OS: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Microsoft-Windows-7-Home-Premium-Oem-64-Bit-SP1-Operating-System-64-Bit-/190862643411?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo=SIC&its=I&itu=UCI%2BIA%2BUA%2BFICS%2BUFI&otn=21&pmod=380651294248&ps=54
Price: 90
Motherboard: http://www.amazon.co.uk/P8Z77-V-Motherboard-CrossFireX-Intelligent-Processors/dp/B007KZQE7Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1375033864&sr=1-2&keywords=atx motherboard
Price: 85
CPU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Graphics-BX80646I54570-Generation-Technology/dp/B00CV3E3WK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375034385&sr=... Read more

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As this is my first custom build PC, I would like to confirm that these components are from the cheapest sources and are all compatible with each other.
I am a PC building noob and I am following a guide (http://www.pcmech.com/byopc/step-1-materials-required/) Is this guide up to date and usable?
I play source games and I want to be able to record sometimes and get at least 30 fps on most games, the graphics quality must be around med-high.
My components; please tell me if I can get it cheaper somewhere else, and if they aren't compatible what do I need instead? I am building a gaming rig as cheaply as possible without getting 4fps on every game like I do on my 1.8 GHz laptop with 3gb of ram...
Case: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerocool-Strike-X-Toolless-Tower-Gaming/dp/B00606NA0A/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1375030634&sr=1-4&keywords=pc cases
Price: 53
OS: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Microsoft-Windows-7-Home-Premium-Oem-64-Bit-SP1-Operating-System-64-Bit-/190862643411?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo=SIC&its=I&itu=UCI%2BIA%2BUA%2BFICS%2BUFI&otn=21&pmod=380651294248&ps=54
Price: 90
Motherboard: http://www.amazon.co.uk/P8Z77-V-Motherboard-CrossFireX-Intelligent-Processors/dp/B007KZQE7Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1375033864&sr=1-2&keywords=atx motherboard
Price: 85
CPU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Graphics-BX80646I54570-Generation-Technology/dp/B00CV3E3WK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375034385&sr=... Read more

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just need someone who is good with building computers or knows enough about them to double check to make sure all my stuff will work together, here is the link to all of it in a wishlist on newegg- http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=9599334
 

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I am starting a new post continuing from "buying advice" post below it was getting a bit long. I am seriously thinking of custom build....as opposed to box build.

Does anyone know anything about a company called JNCS in NY? This is a system I am looking at.
http://www.jncs.com/php/sys/index.php?id=bb-p5wd2-premium-cent5

It has an ASUS P5WD mobo which has been suggested as good from the buying advice post.

Question 2......For CPU choice what would be the difference between a Pent4 model 360 3.0 compared to a PentD model 820 Dual Core 2.8 ghz?
I know the difference between 3.0 and 2.8 but the dual core stuff....I don't know.

I don't know the difference between Pent4 and PentD as far as preformance.

If I do this custom build I want to do it right........but I am trying to stay in the $1000 dollar or so range. Like I said in the other post I am not a gamer but I do video, so I think a good graphics card would be nice. Am I wrong with this assumption?

Also someone suggested that I might think about getting a 64bit system (which is offered from this company along with XP64 pro OS) but from reading it seems drivers for several products are not supported yet and that might cause a problem for a DA like me. Like I might pick the wrong video card or some other hardware for the system.

Thanks in advance for any input/advice
 

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I want to build a custom pc, primarily with audio and video work in mind. I would like to base it around the LianLi PC-2100 plus all ali case. I do have some specific hardware in mind, other items I need guidance ( see question marks ) Quality, reliability and speed are my criteria. Advice, opinions, recommendations etc from the experienced greatly appreciated.

OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows XP Professional with SP2 incorporated.
Soundcard Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Music
PROCESSOR: Intel Pentium 4 550, 3.4 Ghz 800Mhz FSB LGA 775 case with 1mb cache ???
PSU Seasonic S12-600
HDD 1 Samsung SpinPoint P120S 200gb sata2 8mb 7200
HDD 2 & 3 300Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 7,200RPM / 8MB Buffer
Graphics Card HIS X800GT Ice Q11 Turbo 256MB PCI-E
RAM: 2GB DDR2 Dual Channel 533Mhz memory ??????
MOTHERBOARD: Intel D925XCV Extreme ATX 925X Express Chipset ????
CPU Heatsink Gigabyte G-Power Cooler Pro
Cooler Master Blue Ice 11
CD ROM Plextor PX-130A 16x/50x/IDE
DVD ReWriter Plextor PX-760sa or 716sa ?????
Akasa All in one AK-ALL-01

I will also need some kind of network card so this machine can talk to my other pc. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi I am currently gathering the components I need for this custom budget pc build below. I've marked items already bought so far as my money unfortunately only allows me to get the components part by part. However I have a few questions regarding the build as I'm still quite new to PC building (will be my 2nd custom build)

1. Would a 600W power supply would be enough to power this build. Or should I go for something higher?
2. I am considering using a fan controller as the case comes with 5 fans. However some of the case fans are 3 pin and some are molex whereas the fan controller would be 3 pin connections only. I know I need a molex to 3-pin adapter however most adapters I've looked at online say that they're not suitable for RPM monitoring. Is there a specific adapter I should be looking for?
3. I would like to overclock the cpu a to maybe 4ghz. Would this be possible with this motherboard and cooler?

[BOUGHT] CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler
[BOUGHT] Motherboard: ASRock 980DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
[BOUGHT] Memory: Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card
[BOUGHT] Case: Zalman Z11 Plus AT... Read more

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A good quality 600W would be fine. Good ie recommended brands; corsair [not builder series or cx] seasonic, pcpower&cooling, or FSP. Stay away from cheap pw supplies; the pw supply is one of the most critical components in the system.

Looks like a good choice of parts and should work well. My preference is for either gigabyte or asus mb however that one looks ok. As for a fan controller, you have a fan header for a case fan on the board. You do understand that you can use the mb to control the fan speed correct?

As an example, this asus board has 3 fan headers for case fans. I can tell you I use the above board with an overclocked fx8350 and it runs flawlessly.
 

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Hi Guys I would like some part by part opinions on the parts for my rig as I post them here.. First things first I think Im going to go with an Asus Sabertooth z77 board with this kit... http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8024820&CatId=333 and was going to go with a nice 650W-750W 80 plus corsair PSU. Is this a decent build? Also should I go retail or OEM with Windows OS ANd what are the differences between OEM and Retail?? Thanks guys for any input also this will be my first build so any advice isappreciated Also something else...Is there any type of software I can use to make a recovery partition kind of like the ones that Dell Puts onto their pcs when u buy them?
 

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I am having the worst nightmare with this new computer I am building. The problem is that my computer keep on restarting within a one or ten minutes range. Occuring seem randomly of course. I tried to isolate the problem but so far no luck. First I guess I should give you my spec. It is an AMD Athlon 64 3200 1mb cache. Soyo K8 Dragon Ultra mobo. ATI radeon 9800 pro 256 mb. Creative Audigy blaster sound card. 1gb of mem: one from Ultra and the other from PNY. 550 watt of power supply. 250 gig hd from Matrox. Pioneer 8xdvd-rw and Mercury 52xcd drive. Athermaltake venus cpu heatsink and fan combo. A thermaltake case fan. the case also have a weak fan attach to the side panel. With windows xp pro installed. One problem I first thought was bad memory that why I bought the PNY but that didn't seem to solve it. Another was overheating cpu, that why I bought Arctic Silver 5 put it on. By the way I attach the sensor on the side of the heatsink. I don't think it virus because I have ez Armor security suite installed. I uncheck the automatic restart in the system propterty so maybe it could report to me what is happening before it restart, but it still doesn't stop the auto restart but sometime it does give me the old blue screen of death though. Please could you advise me what to do. Although I think I did on the above right I could be doing something wrong and maybe you can correct me. By the way my CPU temp when checking in bios is 40-40 Celcius. I would like to get ... Read more

A:My custom build pc nightmare

Please don't double post.

See here.

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I am designing a pc for a friend that will be used for medium level mass production of music(legal! he made the music) and i am unaware of weather or not this will encounter problems.

will somebody suggest the easist and fastest(production not build) way to do this while maintaining a ~$700 cost
 

A:10 CD-R Drives plz help w/custom build

We need a more complete description of what you would like to do, as well as what equipment you have so far.
 

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So I have a asrock fatal1ty b85 killer mother bored with a Intel i5 prosseser, a MSI 760 ti video card, a Astro GD 500w power supply and 16 gigs of RAM between 4 RAM cards and everything was working fine for a long time then one day I left my computer on to go eat and when I came back my computer was off. This had never happened before so I tried to start it and it wouldn't so I tried shutting it off and unplugging it and eventually I got it to come back on but while on it was lagging so I restarted it and it wouldn't come back on so I left it for a week or so and then when I tried it again it came on basically first try so I figured I would try to update everything hoping that would help and it of course had to restart to finish but when it did it was the same thing all over again. When I turn the switch on all the fans kick on and the lights even the DVD drive you can hear spinning but then it seems to go to a safe mode where the CPU fan and front fans stop as do the lights but the back fan and video card fans still spin slowly and nothing comes up on the screen. And if you hold the power button it won't change anything till you hit the power button again then the whole process starts again but no beeping or blinking lights and I did some reading and tried everything from unplugging and holding the power button then starting again to removing the video card, ram, DVD drive and all external parts. But still the same thing please help.
 

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Hello, I am new to techspot and I just founded by accident. I do have a custom build computer that has an asus motherboard and an Amd athlon processor, 2700+ or 1.30GHZ. I would like to upgrade my cpu and motherboard but I don't know what would be the next level in order to upgrade them. Of course, I want to keep on using asus computer parts. Can anyone give me a suggestion as to how I should upgrade my custom build pc? I would sincerely appreciate it.
Thanx
Johnny
 

A:Upgrading my custom build pc

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I have moved your post to it`s own thread in the appropriate forum.

Please don`t post questions in threads that are nothing to do with the subject you want to discuss. Thanks.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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I have decided that I need a new PC and I have no idea what custom parts to choose; I want to build it myself, I want the best high end parts possible in an Intel build that can be overclocked when I need to. The price has to include at least 3 monitors and it needs to look EPIC like with LEDs, a case with a window etc. I have 3000-3500 to spend on it. Please help me choose the parts, if someone could find them all in one place e.g Amazon so it saves me some time. The rig is for gaming, video editing and rendering sometimes at the same time.
Thanks guys,
-UnsungHero
 

A:My big budget custom PC build

Wait until Ivy Bridge-E comes out in early September, a 4930K with a couple of GTX 770/780's should be within your budget.

In the meantime have a look at what monitors to get, I.e. if you want 120Hz, IPS, size, resolution, etc.
 

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My custom build PC that I have had for 3 months, now says signal lost on my Samsung SyncMaster T260HD monitor. In the beginning, the monitor would randomly blank and I'd restart and all is good. Then the next day it would do it again. Eventually the time gap shortened. Now it will either not display at all or it will display for 5-10 seconds during startup and then blank. I have tried swapping cables but no luck. All fans are spinning. The rest of the PC still loads because I can hear Win7 logon screen and I can log on and hear the welcome sound.
Graphics card: SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Full PC parts listed here.
 

A:No picture on custom build

If it was bought from a shop then the first thing I would do is take it back to the them as a warranty issue.

If not, things I would check are:

1) Ensure that all the cables and cards are correctly seated inside the case. Remove each one and reseat it securely one at a time.

2) Does the motherboard have any onboard video? If yes, try booting using that.

3) Exactly what make and model is the motherboard, RAM, case, power supply, hard drives etc. Include links to the components if possible. How many case fans does the system have?

4) Do you have, or can you get hold of another, known working, monitor just to test to make sure its not the monitor itself at fault?

5) Do you have, or have access to any other, known working graphics card that will fit in the system?

Its possible the the graphics card has developed a fault, or even had a minor fault when you got it which has got worse.
 

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Hey,

I'm looking for some recommendations on sites that allow custom builds to be entered. PC Specialist looks great but I want to check out my options first. The only requirement I have is that the site doesn't require you to have a Windows installation (as I don't use Windows and it saves monies).

Suggestions appreciated.

Cheers
 

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I think there's one company in PC Gamer magazine. As soon as I get home, I'll check it out
 

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Firstly i hope this is in the right section, i did look at the rules and i see no reason why this shouldn't fit here

I'm building a new computer to replace my old 754 Sempron. I was wondering if you guys could check out the components, tell me if they're quality and compatable as this is a big investment and i don't want to screw it up.

CPU -

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164047

MOBO -

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161328

RAM -

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169488

GFX CARD -

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164557

PSU -

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129283

CASE -

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/118268

And finally, Screen -

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169049

Are these all compatable? i have checked myself and see no problems but i would like another opinion, also, are these good quality components?

Cheers
Al
 

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Hey guys,i wanted to ask after i build my pc and instal the w7 i will be good to go and use it for gaming and other stuff ?or do i have to instal another software?

A:Instaling w7 to new custom build PC

Hi HeartbeatSensor,

After installing Windows 7 you're up and running, but with alot of generic built in drivers. In order to play games properly you also need to download the drivers for your Graphiccard & chipset drivers.

In order to find these, visit the manufacturers website.

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OK so i know a reasonable amount about computers enough to be confident to try my hand at making my own computer for the first time a couple of weeks ago.I had a few minor hicups but nothing too major, but now i have hit a wall. The computer has decided not to power on at all.These are the parts i used in my build .....

Intel Motherboard Bundle: http://www.awd-it.co.uk/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=6706 *note the cpu is over clocked
Nvidia 9600GT: http://www.awd-it.co.uk/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=3523
Heat Sink: http://www.awd-it.co.uk/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=6594
Case: http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Cases/Cases/Novatech/FANTASY.html *not the psu just the case
Psu: http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/PowerSupplies/OCZ/OCZ700SXS-UN.html
I have a 200gb Maxtor Sata Hard Drive from my old pc and disk draw

When i first put all the components together it worked perfectly, then i tried starting it up the next day and it just wouldnt start so i tinkered around with a few things and still nothing, so i sent the motherboard back for testing it was tested and it worked fine. I got the motherboard back yesterday set it all up again and it worked fine then about 2 hours later it cut out and it wouldnt turn back on.I removed the battery from the motherboard put it back in and it started working again for the rest of the night.Woke up this morning and its not turning on again so i tried removing the battery again and this time the battery ... Read more

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I am hoping to start buying parts for a custom build around the first of the next month. The machine will be running a virtual machine with as many as four guest operating systems simultaneously. I don't know if I will need it or not, but I want the capability of running up to four monitors. I am a little unsure of the power supply requirements. The following build sheet includes a 850W power supply. I don't know if I need to go with a 1000W power supply.

Code:
Corsair Carbide A540 case
Intel core I7-4770K
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA 1150
two Crucial 16GB 8x2 D3 1600 DIMM C9
Samsung E 120GB 840EVO SATA3 2.5"
WDOEM 1TB 3.5" SATA6.0GB/S 64MB
two GTX6600C 2GB DDHDP PCIE
Gigabyte 850W HX 80+ Gold Mod PSU
IPSG LG 24X DVDRW SATA
LGELECOEM LG 14X SATA BD burner
your thoughts?

A:need a little help speccing a custom build

I would upgrade the video card. From what I find they are old and don't use the new DX.

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ok sorry if i've been an idiot.but,does anyone here have any idea how to make custom drivers for the operating systems like windows 8 . because you see there is only a limited support for custom-build PCs than the OEM ones

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I hope I have put this in the right section. Please tell me what you think. It is similar to another user I found on this site. My budget is up to 1000. I don't need a monitor, keyboard and mouse. Current PC cost is 629.06 inc vat.

The PC is for mainly games only and I will dual boot both XP and Vista. My questions are:
Is it a good spec?
Should I get a better Graphic Card?
Do you have any recommended changes?
Will my hardware work for vista?
Will I need a sound card or make do with the one on board?
Do I need a wireless network card?


Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.jsp?IL-E8400

Motherboard ? Asus P5Q Pro
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?ASU-P5QP

Hiper 580 Watt
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.jsp?HYP-4M580

Corsair HX 620W CPU
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.jsp?CSR-HX620

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA II 7200rpm 16Mb Cache
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?SG-79S256#top

Nexus Caterpillar ATX MIDI Tower Silent PC System Case
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.jsp?NEX-CAT

Samsung DVD Rom Drive
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?SAM-DVDS#top

Corsair Twin2X 4GB DDR2 (2x2048MB)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?CSR-HX8542#top

Novatech NVIDIA GeForce 9800
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?NOV-98GT5

Thanks for taking the time to read,

Seb
 

A:Custom Build PC - Advice

Corsair HX 620W CPU
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s....jsp?CSR-HX620Click to expand...

This is a POWER SUPPLY, not a CPU, and its also better than the one you selected, however it is still over kill for a single 9800gt.
I would use this power supply:
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?CSR-VX450

And please remind me about pounds to USD conversions........

And this RAM is much cheeper for the same thing:
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?CRU-B852GK





Should I get a better Graphic Card?Click to expand...

That depends on how much you are willing to pay. Maybe give us a budget?





Will my hardware work for vista?
Will I need a sound card or make do with the one on board?
Do I need a wireless network card?Click to expand...

It should work with vista but i would recommend buying Vista 64 bit then getting this 4gig pair of ram:
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?OCZ-85R4G
No you will not need one, same with the network card. Though i would recommend a different motherboard.
 

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Hello all. My name is Jay, I'm living in the UK. Big post incoming.

Okay, I haven't been to this forum for a little while now, but it has helped me in the past and I know its very popular, and has alot of helpful people. So, onto the point of the thread.

I have always been a fan of PC gaming, the community, the mods, everything. I love it, BUT I have never actually owned my own gaming PC, I have played on loads, but none are mine unfortunately. So I thought, I wonder if there was a place where I could ask people for help on building my own PC, and this site popped into my head.

I had the idea of building one because I've heard from quite a few people that its better to build your own, I suppose so you know everything that is in it, and you can make it as good as you want as long as its in your budget. I have never actually had much experience of the insides of a PC, so that's where you helpful people come in. (I hope)

So, I need quite a bit of help, I need to know, what parts need to actually be in my PC (Mandatory and Optional, I think I know most, but just to be sure) I need to know some recommendations for good parts to go into my PC. I would also need to know the budget for these parts. If you have any more info that would help me, please post it, all help is very appreciated.

I apologize for the long post, but I want to make this PC the best I can. I also thank everyone in advance to the help you give!
 

A:Help me build my Custom Gaming PC..please? =D

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Hello all,

I got done building my first build the end of July, but thing is, it has not worked since. I have replaced parts, checked power supplies, replaced the motherboard, processor, etc, and it is still a no go. What happens is that I will push the power button, the computer will remain on for maybe 10 seconds max and then cycle forever, never staying on longer than 20 seconds at most. I get no display from the video card (motherboard has no onboard graphics) and only get beep codes about 1 in 5 times if I remove the RAM. Thing that puzzled me is that the system will remain powered on without the processor, but once the processor is put in, the cycle begins.

CPU: Intel Pentium E5200 2.5GHz Wolfdale
Motherboard: MSI P43 Neo3-F LGA 775
Memory: Crucial 2GB DDR2 SDRAM 800
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB
Video Card: ZOTAC ZT-84MEH3P-FSL GeForce 8400 GS 512MB
Case/Power Supply: APEVIA X-Dreamer ATXB3KLW-GN Green Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX 420W power supply for AMD/Intel Power Supply
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223F 22X DVDR

I have tried unplugging everything but the essentials, nothing.
I have check for shorts and there do not appear to be any.
Any ideas? Otherwise I am going to take it into somewhere and pay $70 for them to tell me what is wrong (this was supposed to be a $500 or less build...easily approaching $700 now)
 

A:Custom build will not remain on

Take your motherboard out and put it on a non conducting surface. Plug in the bare minimum components for turning the PC on (one stick of ram, on-board graphics instead of video card, no hard drives / cd-rom.) This will help to rule out other things.

Find someone to let you test your other components on to make sure they're OK.

Also try clearing the CMOS. Remove your battery from the mobo and keep it for about 10 minutes before putting it back in and powering up.
 

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So mainly while gaming I get various BSODs. Not much else to say but here are the required files and my computer and specs may be seen under my profile. Thank you in advance for taking the time to help with this.

A:BSOD Custom Build

Hi Kimbroughhg.

When there are multiple bugchecks without any finite probable cause, the first impression goes to hardware. Some of the crash dumps also indicates it.

Code:
BugCheck A, {2db, 2, 1, fffff8000229743d}

Probably caused by : hardware ( nt!KiTimerExpiration+1d )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Code:
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800d268028, b0800000, 40151}

Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD

Followup: MachineOwner
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Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest86+ for at least 8 consecutive passes.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Stress test the CPU.
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

Overclocked? It should be 4000 MHz.

Code:
CP F/M/S Manufacturer MHz
6 21,2,0 AuthenticAMD 4334
As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings.

If you have any hardware monitoring program, uninstall them for the time being, and also uninstall all the programs by ASUS.

Two more actions are must.

Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known BSOD causer. Uninstall Daemon Tools at first. Then download SPTD standalone installer from Disk-Tools.com, and e... Read more

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Okay guys I've been looking into building a PC for a while now and my current desktop just carked it (I think the PSU has been overloaded,) so the time has come.

My main uses for the PC will be video and photo editing using Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects. I just recently purchased the new GoPro HERO4 and my current PC can't handle editing or even smooth playback of 4K footage or 1080p footage at high frame rates(120fps) Don't even get me started on rendering times.

My budget is around $1000 maybe a little bit more if necessary. I've done a bit of research and this is what I'm looking at getting:

MoBo-
ASRock H61M/U3S3 (free from my old PC)
or upgrade
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H ($230)

HDD-
2x 1TB WD10ZRX (free from my old PC)
or
Should I upgrade to something better??

SSD-
Crucial MX100 128GB ($85)
or
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB ($120)

Processor-
Intel Core i7-479K ($400)

GPU-
Nvidia GeForce GTX760 ($300)

RAM-
I have two 4GB Elixir in my old PC. Will I need to upgrade these and if so any suggestions?

Once I have decided on all the components I am going to use I will also need to choose a good PSU. Am planning to run Windows 7 Ultimate and I already have two monitors that I use for dual screen, a mouse/keyboard, speakers, DVD drive, card reader and a USB wireless adapter (although I mostly am plugged into an Ethernet cable.) If there is any thing I am forgetting please let me know! And any and all advice I am very grateful for! Am I going i... Read more

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I'm building a custom build pc, I finished it but it doesn't turn on, I see a few lights and every once and awhile a fan or two spin for a second, please respond soon this is for my brother b day. Thank you.
 

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?Please provide as much detail about your computer or issue as possible. If possible, include error messages word-for-word.
 

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So I have a asrock fatal1ty b85 killer mother bored with a Intel i5 prosseser, a MSI 760 ti video card, a Astro GD 500w power supply and 16 gigs of RAM between 4 RAM cards and everything was working fine for a long time then one day I left my computer on to go eat and when I came back my computer was off. This had never happened before so I tried to start it and it wouldn't so I tried shutting it off and unplugging it and eventually I got it to come back on but while on it was lagging so I restarted it and it wouldn't come back on so I left it for a week or so and then when I tried it again it came on basically first try so I figured I would try to update everything hoping that would help and it of course had to restart to finish but when it did it was the same thing all over again. When I turn the switch on all the fans kick on and the lights even the DVD drive you can hear spinning but then it seems to go to a safe mode where the CPU fan and front fans stop as do the lights but the back fan and video card fans still spin slowly and nothing comes up on the screen. And if you hold the power button it won't change anything till you hit the power button again then the whole process starts again but no beeping or blinking lights and I did some reading and tried everything from unplugging and holding the power button then starting again to removing the video card, ram, DVD drive and all external parts. But still the same thing please help.
 

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