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    New Desktop for Parents.

    NCIX. Check the weekly deals in the top left.
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    New Desktop for Parents.

    New deals came out and I can get the 3225 for $119.99, so I guess I'll be going with that!
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    New Desktop for Parents.

    This all makes sense. The 3220T was not a decision I was entirely happy with, but I was trying to work out buying everything locally at memoryexpress.com (which I also should have mentioned, so I apologize for that). Unfortunately, Memory Express does not appear to carry either the 3220 or the...
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    New Desktop for Parents.

    I'm putting it together on a site that doesn't allow easy linking of carts, so bear with me. $124.99 - Intel Core™ i3-3220T Processor, 2.8 GHz w/ 3MB Cache $95.92 - Antec Minuet 350 Piano Black Slimline PC Case w/ 350W Power Supply $99.99 - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64-bit)...
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    New Desktop for Parents.

    Whatever fits in the case and is compatible with an Ivy Bridge chip. I'm not really up on the differences.
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    New Desktop for Parents.

    Thanks for the advice. My mom wants me to price out a computer for them anyways. The reasons for this are twofold. First, they don't want to be immediately investing in old technology, so I'm trying to find something for them with an Ivy Bridge processor for the improved integrated graphics...
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    New Desktop for Parents.

    My parents' 5 or 6 year old Dell desktop finally conked out, and while they like their Dell notebook and their iPad, they still want to have a desktop in their office. I told them this time I'd build them a system, but I find myself once again in unfamiliar territory trying to build a small form...
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    [H]ardOCP & ASUS GeForce GTX 660Ti DirectCU II Giveaway

    I play a lot of games, but I don't put a lot of stock in artificial benchmarks and whether I can squeeze 0.1% more fps out of a card. I care about having a solid, carefree gaming experience. That means not having to worry about stuttering frames, having my computer overheat and crash, having a...
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    New Gaming, Video Editing, General Purpose Build

    It is now, yes. I've come to the conclusion that the old BIOS just really, really hated my RAM. After updating it just now everything seems much better. Before I had to use the MemOK! button every single boot just to get anything out of it. Once I finally got to the BIOS doing that it kept...
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    New Gaming, Video Editing, General Purpose Build

    Asus P8Z77-V 3770K Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2X8GB DDR3-1600 Gigabyte GTX 670 OC Crucial M4 128GB OEM Asus Blu-Ray drive Corsair HX750 PSU 2TB 7K3000 Deskstar on order Corsair H100 Currently in the BIOS with just CPU, CPU cooler, RAM, SSD and Blu-Ray drive connected. Everything seems fine except...
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    New Gaming, Video Editing, General Purpose Build

    Well, making progress. Put the RAM back in and got to the BIOS now without the video card installed.
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    New Gaming, Video Editing, General Purpose Build

    I went ahead and removed the video card and the RAM, then tried booting. I got a repeating pattern of 1 long beep, 2 short beeps. I'm not sure what it means when it does that with no memory installed.
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    New Gaming, Video Editing, General Purpose Build

    Well, I got everything assembled, but it won't post. The first time I try to boot it up, the DRAM_LED stays lit solid red. I press the MemOK! button, it restarts, and then it stalls on the BOOT_DEVICE_LED solid red. The first try produces no beeps from the system speaker, the second try is a...
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    New Gaming, Video Editing, General Purpose Build

    I bought all my parts save for the storage drive. Here's a weird question though: I was taking a look at all the boxes (haven't opened anything yet) and when I picked up the sound card box I could hear something small rattling around inside. I would guess it to be around the size of a small...
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