What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
Gaming and Photoshop
2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
$700 including tax and shipping
3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible.
Houston TX. I...
eurin, here is how I have mine setup. I did a TON of testing to come up with this layout.
It may seem weird that the top blows in but tried it both ways and the temp dropped by 2 degrees with it blowing in. I dont think you need the bottom fan.
I also cut a hole in the front (i think...
My recommendation for a quiet build is Noctua fans. My 4 year old build is still as quiet as the day I built it. With the Noctura fans you will either hear the hard drive (can be very annoying) and/or the video card…To quite them down I recommend putting sound dampening foam inside of the...
Im in the process of building a home server and need some advice on how to use it. Im think of using Windows home server as my OS (Objections)? My wife has Apple products and I have PC products and I want to be able to backup both and stream to both as well as steam to my TV.
What is the best...
Ive been lurking in the display forum for over a week and I am also considering the HP ZR24W IPS.
I pretty much have the same needs as you and it sounds like the best choice. I am just concerned about FPS gaming. Does anyone here game with this display?
Ive been reading posts the past few days but Im still undecided (confused) on which monitor I want. Maybe you guys can help me.
-Gaming 50% - want fast response and low lag . 3D might be cool (maybe)
-Workstation 50% - I use programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D modeling...
Thanks for the quick replies.
I cant RAID with my current setup and dont think I will want RAID when I upgrade.
Ive been trying to find a 150 gb SSD under $200 but I have had no luck. I might be willing to drop that requirment to 120 gb if I can find that for under $200. The search...
I need to upgrade my main drive. I currently have a 74GB raptor (old).
I want to spend under $200 and only need about 150 GB because my storage is external. The box is used for mostly for gaming and some Photoshop/Illustrator. I want the most speed for my buck.
My current system is...
I work with some animation software also and gaming... If I was building a rig and had $5000 to spend I would build a dual xeon system. Your render times would be insanely fast and you would have all the processing power you could need for gaming for the next 5 or more years.
This system would...
Thanks for the help! here is the new build...
955 / gigabyte $238
Antec 300 from amazon for $49.99
4gb Gskill 1333 $95
It’s been a while since my last build so I have been out of the loop. I need help with this build for my brother.
1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
gaming mostly/web/school work
2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included...
The melee mech has changed with the recent patch(just released along with game now free) so you should fire it up again and try it out. New players do much better with the new melee and it is harder for good players to own.
now that the game is free most players are new so good players are kind...
I did too but I dont mind. Savage 2 is a great game so I dont mind paying for something I play so much. The 30$ bucks I paid initially is nothing and was well worth it. I am happy to see it is free now because that means more players will be online.
lol, this would go to my older brother who has never owned his own computer. I have no idea how computer savvy he is (he might not know how to turn it on for all I know). My 15 year old younger brother is into gaming PCs and has done a good job of upgrading his on parts with a little help from...
I dont really know how to use it as a media PC. I play movies with my DVD player and music with my new rig.
It looks like I have one vote to give it to my bro. That might be cool if I can get him to play online games with me and younger brother. I dont know if he would really use it.
I have the most underrated recent game...Savage 2
I love this game and cant stop playing but last night there was a grand total of 20 people online. It ranges between 20 and 100 most nights (mostly closer to 20).
The game mixes RTS with FPS.
I dont want to use it as a server - runs to hot, uses to much energy, to noisy, ect.
I dont want to sell it I will not get money back and to much hassle.
Right now Im thinking of giving it to my bother and calling it a day. The only problem is he will need a new video card and I dont...
I use Vista64 at home on my gaming rig and I use XP64 at work.
Almost every day at work I think man I wish I had Vista at work.
Why: mostly small things like thumbnails show on the desktop, very fast search and the new address bar in Explorer helps me to navigate more quickly. Things are...
Why go though the hassle of doing this yourself. For the same price or less you can pay a service company to this for you. They will get the best quality out of the tapes and you can get special orders (like highlights).
We had ours converted at a local place: here - http://www.fastforwardmm.com
I think the lifespan of both processors is about the same.
The E8400 is limited by having only 2 cores and the Q6600 is limited by only having 2.4GHz.You will be looking to upgrade at about the same time.
Is there even such a thing as future proofing a gaming rig?
By the way I went for...