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    Advice on new build

    Hi, went for the 16GB Patriot, got a great deal on Samsung 250GB ssd on ebay sold as brand new (we will see). So that completes the buying just waiting for items to arrive now, then finding time to do the build. Hopefully the O/S install goes without a hitch and i will take it from there to...
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    Advice on new build

    Hi, kirbyrj Thats great info that you have the same board and cpu and are pleased with it, hope i am. Does this asus board still do start pc from space key. To late for the graphics card purchased one yesterday, I only have the memory and M.2 ssd to get now. I was leaning towards the Patriot...
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    Advice on new build

    Its been quite awhile since i have used amd, athlon was my last chip. As i now recall they done things differently then, probably what attracted me to them. Thanks once again for your help
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    Advice on new build

    I have had a look at some benchmark tests for these two chips 3600/3400 g and the 3600 edges ahead. Who though thought it was a good plan to omit the graphics. I have decided to go with the 3600 and use an asus passive graphics card. I have a 1GB knocking around somewhere, will have a search...
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    Advice on new build

    Just added the ssd info to update what i had said previously but forgot to give graphics info. Glad you brought it up or i would have been looking at a blank screen on first start-up and scratching my head asking what has gone wrong and getting the technical hammer out for some adjusting. I am...
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    Advice on new build

    Hi, thanks for your reply, the power supply is a Corsair CX500M (500watt). In my first post i said i would be using M.2 ssd, Slight correction to this it will be, Samsung 970 EVO V-NAND M.2 250GB or 500GB NVME SSD. Hoping its fully compatible with this board.
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    Advice on new build

    Cheers for the reply, good to know its a decent pick. Just need to do the qvl list now pick an M.2 ssd and i am done. Only one question the psu i have is a decent make but cant remember its name, its 450 to 600 watt will that be sufficient for this new build.
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    Advice on new build

    Going to build a new system sometime this year and would like some advice. My present set-up uses an Intel i5 processor which i would say is at least five years old, this in conjunction with a samsung ssd and 8gig of ram sitting on a Asus mobo it has been a quick and efficient system but getting...
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    Lenovo,s what would you pick

    Hi, thanks for the input. I cant see anything that will be processor intensive from the use it will get so it looks like the i3 may fit the bill. I thought the 6gb of ram would be plenty but I can see what your saying about 8gb. Couldn't agree more about the ssd, they have to be the greatest...
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    Lenovo,s what would you pick

    My wife is looking for a new laptop as the Toshiba she has now would drive you mad with its slowness. She uses the laptop for web surfing, emails, writing documents, watching tv/films and plugs wireless headphones in to listen. I am pretty clueless with laptop processors so would like a...
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    Is this a psu fault

    Just a moment of madness, not thinking something out before wading in at the deep end.
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    Is this a psu fault

    Took the psu out and checked the capacitors, one small one (couldnt see the value) looked a bit dodgy with a slightly curved top. Trouble was it looked like it would need major surgery to remove it. So i decided to reinstall and see if i could get it to run just to give me some time to order a...
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    Is this a psu fault

    Thanks once again, i am going to take a look at the psu innards and also the capacitors on the mobo, see if i can spot anything. Oh and dont worry i am well versed in working with electrical items if a little rusty but you will not be held responsible for any mishaps :D
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    Is this a psu fault

    Thermonuclear,thanks for the in depth reply very informative. I see what you are saying about shorting the pins now. I made a mistake with the date of the psu its actually December 2004 still quite an age though. The model No.is HPU-4S425 and it was rated at 77% efficiency. Here is a link to...
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    Is this a psu fault

    After my last post i put the pc into standby started it up about 4hours later and no problem coming out of standby. Thermonuclear After the above do you think it could still be a capacitor problem. When i bought the psu it was considered quite a high end model. I am not quite sure what...
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