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    Swap CPU or rebuild?

    I just wanted to stop by and point out that I am very pleased with the 965! I am able to play on better then high settings now. I also noticed a lot less frame stutter, a bit faster load times, and a lot of fun. I am starting to think this old pig has more might then I gave her credit for...
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    Swap CPU or rebuild?

    I have done the perfoverlay, and I kinda figured my gpu will only perform as well as my cpu will allow it? But I don't know what the numbers represent. Yea the Pro also has a nicer fan and is cfx ready :)! Thanks for the help! bf3 by Adams-Eye, on Flickr
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    Swap CPU or rebuild?

    How can I report to you the level of bottle neck? cpu vs gpu usage, program etc? I am rather curious myself and would love to find out! P.S. sorry double post but I missed a bunch while typing out my last one LOL! @ Skills Thanks! I am really looking forward to a neat case! Gonna order me...
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    Swap CPU or rebuild?

    Well after much debate, and changing my mind 700 million times I made an order last night. I probably could have saved a few bucks, but for under $200 to my door I got a x4965be, and 2x2gb sticks of 1066. So I will be report back in a day or two whether or not my old pig can keep up with BF3...
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    Swap CPU or rebuild?

    Should I bother getting the SSD for smart response, or get say another 8 gigs of ram?
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    Swap CPU or rebuild?

    @ Danny Bui Here is what I came up with, MotherBoard CPU Memory ssd $494 to my door. I would like to get to my game ASAP, and would prefer not to wait for another gen of CPU. If I could play now it wouldn't be such an issue!
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    Swap CPU or rebuild?

    First thank you all for the input! Let me explain where I am at in this game lol. I do not think I would need to rebuild to get the performance I desire. I think a 965 and 4 more gigs would get my BF3 smoothed out nicely. That is around $200. From what I have been seeing, a 965 with a 6850...
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    Swap CPU or rebuild?

    @ Skillz 2) What's your budget? $150 for a new cpu if the rest of my gear can hang, $500-$700 cause I would like to keep my current gpu so a bit flexible 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? This is what I am wondering myself. I don't think I need to upgrade my board just yet, and a...
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    Swap CPU or rebuild?

    FX 4100 no okay what I have been hearing. That leaves the 965 which I can pop on my board to really keep the cost down. Just not sure if my ddr2 is a bottle neck at all, and if my board will make the most of the cpu gpu combo. I will look at the 2500k's, I have built a few AMD systems, never...
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    Swap CPU or rebuild?

    Let me start with where I sit at this moment. board ma790gpud4h memory 4 gig ddr 2 1066 (8500) cpu Kuma 7750 BE x2 cooler Zalman 92mm gpu sapphire toxic 6850 1g psu 500 watt monitor 1600x1050 I can play BF3 but it isn't pretty unless I stay in the campaign. I am not looking to run ultra I...
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    PC hangs after post please help

    Actually I used a different mem test program, I am d/ling it now and will post results. UPDATE: Scan complete 0 errors. But now that I think of it, I have my HD's set to optimize for performance, and the power went out not to long ago while my PC was on. This is the only thing I can think of...
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    PC hangs after post please help

    Ok well ty for all the replies and here it is. Yes the post screen pops up, no errors, then I get about 30secs to 1 min of blank screen before I get the windows loader. I have a Rosewill 550w performance series PSU. RP550-2 I have tried mem test, and even lowering mem speeds, and it is 2x2 GB...
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    PC hangs after post please help

    Hey all you Hard, I am having a issue with my pc. A few weeks ago I noticed my pc would hang after post screen, for about 30 secs plus before seeing windows load screen. First thing I did was remove all my startup items, didn't do the trick. Well after a week, a new hard drive and fresh OS...
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    Question about Alienware

    Ok I just browsed Alienwares site. They Charge $700 to overclock the i7, thats it just overclock, same cooling. This I think is the machine your talking about. Maybe it's because I can build a system, or maybe it's because I take pride in my work, or this could just be my adult lego set, but...
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    Question about Alienware

    Wow, can you say good afternoon oh, Master Noob? Rather then bragging about Alienware setups, why don't you just tell everyone that you are not a system builder, and would rather not take on the task. You ask for the real difference, people told you its a ripoff when you can build it...
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    asp.net or .PHP

    Start with php, its a bit easier and I might even suggest learning JavaScript or something of that nature first. Here is a link to Alicehttp://www.aliceprogramming.net/, it is used to give people a general idea of programming, and programming practices. This is not real world experience but its...
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    Where did you learn photoshop/graphic skill?

    My studies in Photography, and Web Design lead me to learning Photoshop. Although I learned to use it as a Photographer first, I think that was a good choice for me. It allowed me to focus more on using the tools to aid my photos, then designing from scratch. I am far from the artist, and to...
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    Girl Dies Tweeting in The Tub

    +1 for sure, read that and said to myself, "Not much left to comment on.".
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    So America's Army on UE3 is coming to Steam, huh?

    +1 to O.P. D/L now I used to game out on AA2 allot, but the missions were fun when I was younger. Now I just wanna go online and smash faces, but I could use the mouse/keyboard practice of a few missions first.
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    Can a ATI 4850 work with my XPS 420?

    Its not an easy calculation. I had a 300w psu in an Acer with 8 usb ports, that would fail with a mouse, keyboard, printer, web cam and external plugged in. *Also speakers. I bet had the speakers had a separate power supply, it would of ran fine. That was with a >90w dual core AMD 2.4. The only...
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    Valve Fans Boycott Left 4 Dead 2

    I think the one key thing being missed here Valve is KNOWN for free, frequent updates. This is what makes Valve standout from the other Developers. That being said, not offering any updates, or a free add-on to keep the game fun, they instead begin creation of a sequel. That being said, one...
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    Electric Cars Will Kill The Planet

    Wow I'm a tad late in here but just wanted to share a few things. Currently Gasoline powered vehicles use batteries too, and recycling them is not green either. But the whole point in these things is a cleaner atmosphere and dwindling fossil fuels. So by removing the gasoline engine, and keeping...
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    Cooler Master RC690 Gallery

    Hey all, my first post. I was almost ready to second guess my choice in this case. Not anymore, that's for sure. I really like what i have read, yes I read the whole thread, and seen. Being in the middle of my build, money constraints, so far I have my mobo, cpu, and case on the way. Other then...
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