Recent content by conghelach

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    power supply advice plz -- for a custom build

    honestly id say its time for an entire system upgrade
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    I think my ancient mobo is dead. Options to get the data off the drives

    an external drive bay, thermaltake makes some where you simply plug your drive into it and pull the data via usb on another computer, should come with an ide adapter so you can plug an older IDE drive into the unit, check this before buying such a device.
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    Computer Just reboots no post.

    agreed its quite possible a bad power supply took out his system, one of the reasons why its always a good idea not to skimp on a quality PSU but hasnt listed his PSU or if he overclocks
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    Computer Just reboots no post.

    are you overclocking? what kind of case and how many fans? using an aftermarket heatsink or standard intel heatsink on your CPU??
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    Critique my specs

    While a good quality 500W PSU will be more than enough for your needs, I'm not 100% sold on a fanless PSU just yet. I recommend this better PSU deal: $140 - Seasonic X750 Gold 750W Modular PSU Excellent recommendation, plus the 750 gives you room down the road for dual cards or future high...
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    PC Build Advice needed

    I would strongly recommend a SEASONIC brand power supply or the corsair hx650 or any corsair AX series power supply as these units are also seasonic hardware. You need a good, stable power supply and thats what seasonic units offer especially in a country where the electricity isnt as stable...
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    a good way to avoid noise is good fans, such fans that have hydrowave bearing or fluid dynamic bearings will last alot longer and very quiet, cougar fans are very good and quiet less than 18 db at 60 to 70 cfm which gives you good airflow,
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    Is the timing right to build this rig?

    I second that go for the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H its a better quality board than anything Asrock puts out, Personally I only use Asus and Gigabyte boards, the Asrock is over priced and disappointing quality. Good choice on power supply. Above poster is right the HX650 is seasonic unit...
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    Upgrade? New build? Keep?

    SEASONIC power supply is a great choice the best hardware in a PSU imho I would go with the seasonic you wont be sorry.
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    Gaming Rig Build Comments?

    your particular microcenter does not carry the hx650 but they can get it in or order from newegg, newegg has a much larger inventory of corsair power supplies, the ax and hx series are seasonic units as well as some of the tx series v2...
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    Gaming Rig Build Comments?

    I wouldnt go with a micro atx case. At least go with a mid tower atx, more space, better cooling, better cable management, room for expansion. Coolermaster Scout 2 is very nice Ive built on that case, its 99 bucks at microcenter and cheaper at newegg. I also wouldnt go lowball on a power...
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    Best upgrade option

    you can do an i7 3770 k with a good 150 to 200 dollar asus or gigabyte motherboard and 8 gigs of ddr3 all within your budget or dam close. the 660ti is a good upgrade so is the radeon for that matter although the 660ti would be cheaper and perform on par with the 7870 but if your budget is...
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    Should I upgrade my already nice rig?

    He may be a die hard CRT guy but things have changed and lcd monitors are pretty dam good and less detrimental to the eyesight when used properly. Last time I bought a CRT was 2005 and I doubt any store carried them beyond 2007 so his crt monitor is likely six years old possibly more which...
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    Should I upgrade my already nice rig?

    your not likely to see much performance gain in upgrading what you have now. You are using a dell trinitron monitor?? an older CRT monitor I presume, maybe you should upgrade your monitor to a nice larger lcd panel as i doubt a trinitron in service this long will last much longer and become a...
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    Should I upgrade my already nice rig?

    Waiting for haswell is like folks with sandy bridge waiting for ivybridge. Haswell will not bring anything revolutionary to the table except perhaps some better prices on sandy bridge and ivy bridge and several months AFTER release before any defects or problems arise. There's no reason to...
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