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    XFX No Longer Honors Lifetime Warranties!

    Just a heads up to any of you who have an XFX GPU with a lifetime warranty. It seems XFX is refusing to honor their lifetime warranties any longer. I have a R9 280X with a registered lifetime warranty. The card had to be RMAed back in 2015, therefore validating the warranty. However, when I...
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    Can I Fix This? XFX 280X BE DD

    OK So I am getting this, see photo, at random times. I contacted XFX support and they sent me the latest bios to flash. After flashing the bios every game I tried to play crashed my GPU. The support rep told me if I RMA the card it will take up to 3 weeks for me to get another card back...
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    R9 380 2GB or 4GB

    I am looking to buy my wife a new GPU. She wants to be able to play new heavier demanding games like Witcher 3. Don't mind playing at 30 FPS on average. Will be playing in 1080p. I am liking what I am seeing so far of the R9 380. What I don't know is if, in this case, the extra 2GB is worth...
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    Upgrade My 1090T or Just Buy Wife a FX-4100

    OK I need to update my wife's system. She is running on an old mobo that only take DDR2 and she is only running 4GB and needs 8GBs. She is also running an older Phenom II x4 925. Our original plan was to update my rig and then use those parts to update her's. I have an MSI 890FXA-GD70 with a...
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    Wich Is The Better Gaming Monitor?

    I am purchasing a new Monitor and am having trouble deciding. Would love to know which of the fallowing you think is the better gaming monitor: $299 - ASUS VE276Q Black 27" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor $309 - PLANAR PX2710MW Black 27" 2ms Full HD HDMI WideScreen LCD...
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    Is Backlit Better?

    OK I am just wondering if backlit is better and worth an extra $40+? Here is a good example. These 2 monitors are identical except for one is backlit: $289.99 - ASUS VE276Q Black 27" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor $329.99 - ASUS VE278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD HDMI...
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    My First Intell System In 10 Years

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming (RIFT mainly, EQII/Global Agenda/SWTOR/WoW?/DAO/DA2/Witcher 2/Divinity II - Dragon Knight Saga/GQ2, also hoping to run future games at decent settings), Web Design, Graphic Arts/Photoshop (Photo restoration...
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    Best AM2+ Mobo For Phenom 2 x4 925

    Well I had to return my ASUS M4A785-M due to a faulty onboard sound card and a bad PCI slot. I have decided to not go with another M4A785-M after reading multiple poor reviews. So I am looking to find out what the best board is (under $100) for a Phenom 2 x4 925 that takes DDR2 memory. Jeff
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    M4A785-M Has No Audio!

    I just upgraded my kids system to the M4A785-M mobo and Phenom II X4 925. I have updated all the drivers but the audio. When I try to update the audio driver (VIA_Audio_V6017900_XpVistaWin7) I get an "We can't find HD audio device" error. Is this something with the drivers or a bad mobo...
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    Which Is Better?

    I was wondering which of these cases is best for an air cooled mid/high level gaming system? I wanted to go with the Silverston Fortress FT02 but at close to $300 with shipping it was just out of my price range $159.98 - IN WIN Dragon Rider Black $119.98 - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 $179.99 -...
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    Which AM2/AM3 Board is Better

    I am upgrading my kids computer and was wondering which mobo is the best price to performance ratio. I will be putting an Athlon II X4 645 CPU in so need the AM3 socket. However, I want to use their current DDR2 800 memory hence the need for an AM2/AM2+/AM3 board. The system is used mainly for...
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    New Builds for Wife & I

    Well I was planing to wait to build my new computer till the Sandy Bridge boards were out. However do to my computer dying and the wife also needing a new system those plans have changed and I will be building 2 new AMD rigs ASAP. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web...
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    Phenom II X4 965 Black vs Phenom II X4 955 Black

    Trying to get a general concenus as to if the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition is worth $20 more then the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition. I am putting it into a gaming system to play newer (ie 2011) games such as Rift, Witcher 2, Dragon Age 2, and such
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    Need A New Rig - $1200-$1500

    Well after posting some questions here about upgrading my kids rig and getting some great replies. I then started reading more of the forum post and taking a good look at my rig. This led me to decide it is time for me to make myself a new build. Problem is it has been around 6 years since...
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    Is Biostar TA790XE Compatable With Phenom II X4 945

    I just upgraded my memory on my kids system to 4GB AData Premier DDR2 800. This is the top of the line for their mobo (Biostar N61PB-M2S). I have now decided to upgrade their CPU & Mobo. I am looking at upgrading them to a Biostar TA790XE with a Athlon II X4 645 or a Phenom II X4 945. Will I...