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    Help building new PCs for design department!

    We do, but we would get monitors that are better for our needs. The monitors we use now do not show full RGB color. Other monitors like the MacPro monitor or the Asus PB278Q better represent color and are better for our needs
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    Help building new PCs for design department!

    I'm not sure if I mentioned this earlier or not, but we have actually received a MacPro to test out for our needs. It has a Xeon 3.5ghz 6core processor, 16gb ram, 256gb ssd, and dual firepro d500s. We're making sure we check all options instead of going with just one straight away, so I've...
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    Help building new PCs for design department!

    I'll suggest the battery back-ups to IT as an option. thanks. considering our building has had a fair share of incidents, it helps..
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    Help building new PCs for design department!

    our rendering isn't THAT intense. we do product development. the files we're rendering are relatively small.
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    Help building new PCs for design department!

    I'm actually one of the designers :) The IT department is pretty good when it comes to repairs. I'm not too sure how they feel about a manu repair service. The reason for this entire thread is because we were tasked with coming up a system that is built to our needs. The common thought...
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    Help building new PCs for design department!

    Correct. It's Win7 Pro Currently it's a mixture. Some PCs have 12GB, some 16GB.
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    Help building new PCs for design department!

    wow thanks for the thorough reply! In terms of longevity, these are system that should ideally last us at least 5 years, if not longer. Of course we will upgrade in the future if need be. That's one thing the MacPro doesnt offer us.
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    Help building new PCs for design department!

    This build will potentially be for the whole department (20 designers). The hardware we are on now varies by designer. Unfortunately there is no mold to cast from. The PC I work on has a Xeon 5640, Quadro (not sure the model, not in the office right now, but it's older valued around 300), 12gb...
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    Help building new PCs for design department!

    Hey guys! I've come to you guys before for help with a build, so I'm hoping you can pull through for me again! This time, I have a pretty awesome request.. I currently work in the design field in a medium sized corporate setting. We're looking into getting new hardware for our designers...
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    Should I replace my 6870?

    is there a reason why you would never touch it? I understand non-reference cards can overclock better, but looking at the deal on that Power Cooler now, it's at $269.99, $249.99 after rebate. Comments on it have been pretty positive, and people have been able to overclock it pretty well...
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    Should I replace my 6870?

    you've got a point, but no matter how well my card plays the games, I will never be able to max out the settings or atleast reach the settings of a higher end card. Graphics aren't everything, but they sure count for a lot. Thanks for the help guys! I have some contemplating to do!
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    Should I replace my 6870?

    I just read a benchmark on the Tahiti 7870. Seems like a pretty solid card. I see Newegg has it for about $250. Would it be worth it to bump up to $300 for this 7950?
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    Should I replace my 6870?

    ahhh I knew I forgot something. I have 2 monitors. My main monitor is a 23in running on 1920x1080 res
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    Should I replace my 6870?

    I bought my current XFX 6870 in late 2011. It's been serving me pretty well, although I haven't really pushed it very far. The most intense game I've played on it has probably been Metro 2033 which it handled pretty well. That said, I just recently upgraded everything else. I spent around...
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    $600 build - gaming/cad

    Is that 520w psu powerful enough for everything? Also if I want to overclock later on down the road, would I have to upgrade the psu? I never really how much wattage is needed when building a pc. It's something I try to understand, but just fail to. Also, what exactly makes that case a...
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    $600 build - gaming/cad

    The CD drive is SATA. I'm not sure what version of Windows 7 you mean, I mentioned in the OP I have Windows 7 64bit. Do you perhaps mean the edition? If thats the case, then I have the Home edition.
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    Steelseries USB sound card or Xonar DG soundcard

    I'm really torn between these two. For Christmas, my girlfriend got me a set of Steelseries Siberia V2 headphones. Never heard of them before so I googled them. Turns out, they sell the same headphones bundled with a USB soundcard that has simulated 7.1 surround sound. No idea why she didn't...
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    $600 build - gaming/cad

    I made a thread a couple of weeks ago about a $700 build. I mentioned I wouldn't be able to purchase the parts until after the holidays. Well, it is now after the holidays, and I plan on purchasing everything in 2 weeks on January 18th. Also, the budget is now $600 :D So here goes: 1) What...
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    Help with build for gaming/cad - $700 budget

    I plan on ordering the parts after New Years. I do not currently have the funds to purchase anything.
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    Help with build for gaming/cad - $700 budget

    according to Google, on a good day...about 9 minutes.
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    Help with build for gaming/cad - $700 budget

    I believe there is a Miro Center near me, actually. A friend of mine had mentioned it before. So yes, I could get there if I had to. Currently I'm playing CSGO, but only because there isn't a newer (GO is new, but old software) title out that catches my eye. But I want to be able to play the...
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    Help with build for gaming/cad - $700 budget

    Hello everyone. I've used these forums in the past for PC help, and you guys have never failed me. So today I'm asking for you guys to help me put together a new PC build. I won't be purchasing the parts until after the holidays, but want to get a head-start so I know what I'm getting myself...
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    Insight on a video card upgrade

    thats what I'm thinking now. I think I'm just gonna grab a 6870 for now, then around february upgrade a lot more. at that point i could xfire the 6870 to stretch it out a little bit, and then a couple months later buy a new single card solution
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    Insight on a video card upgrade

    edit: looking over my options, i think you may be right. not really feelin a full upgrade right now. dont have the funds. so maybe i should just go with a 6870 instead and stretch it out until jan/feb (income tax baby) when i upgrade more.
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    Insight on a video card upgrade

    right now I've got a 4850. Got it close to 3 years ago, she's served me well. The psu I've got is an Antec earthwatts EA500 500W
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    Insight on a video card upgrade

    With a ton of great games coming out over the next few months, I need a new video card. What is the absolute best card I can and should get for $250? I have in my system now an AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition, 4gb ram, 500w psu and a 21in monitor playing at 1680x1050 I'm aware the 500w psu...
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    I need a new heatsink/fan

    thanks guys. i actually ended up going with this Scythe SCKTN-3000 92mm Sleeve "KATANA3" 3Heat Pipes CPU Cooler. it was only $28 on newegg. i threw in some artic silver 5 for good measure. figured i might as well buy it anyway, even if i didnt need it now. my case is pretty dusty, but even...
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    I need a new heatsink/fan

    I have an AMD Phenom 9850 BE and a Biostar TForce TA790GX. Lately, the temperature readings on my comp have been going through the roof. I do 3d modeling and rendering, and some gaming, and the temperatures are hitting 90-115c easy. so far my computer has shut down 3 times on me. i think its...
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    How to record xbox gameplay?

    ive seen other videos like this. what im asking is, is there a way to record WITHOUT having to buy a dazzle or an additional tuner card? i have my TV connected to my video card via an HDMI cable. and have my xbox connected to my TV with component. this is esstentially the same thing as...
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    How to record xbox gameplay?

    Im wondering how i can record gameplay from my Xbox to my pc. The way i have my stuff set up now is... i have my LCD tv, the 360 is plugged into the component, my HD cable box is in one HDMI output, and my computer is hooked up via the other HDMI output. the video card that is in my...
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    help with a build for a friend

    my friends father wants to get a new comp...just the tower. hes got a monitor and all the other jazz. what hes lookin for is a simple computer for music, burning cds, and just some minor video editing of like family videos. i havent been keepin up to date with pc parts since i built mine in...
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    Is this a solid ~$800 build?

    thanks guys. yeah i visited my local bestbuy earlier and took a look at the monitors just to compare. there is a huge difference with a 20inch compared to a 19inch. so i went with the 20in. just ordered now. should be here by the end of the week. thanks guys!
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    Is this a solid ~$800 build?

    alright guys thank you all very much for the help. i have finalized the build and am about to order it. i dont feel like typing up all of the parts so here are screenshots of my cart... i went with the phenom9850 because of combo deal. im saving $50 compared to the q6600. oc'ing isnt a big...
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    Is this a solid ~$800 build?

    most of the questions were answered through my post... Budget is about $800 (excluding the cost of the monitor) Monitor size is 20 inches Use of the computer is mild gaming and 3d modeling/rendering software + photoshop/illustrator I plan on running Vista 64bit I dont have any hardware i...
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    Is this a solid ~$800 build?

    hmm i switched the ram and added the phenom920. looks like if i switch over to the BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail i'll save $10. plus, the ASUS i had selected was a micro-atx form factor. the biostar is regular ATX. one thing tho. looking at...
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    Is this a solid ~$800 build?

    i was under the assumption that the quadcore needed the ddr2-1066 ram? hmm if not ill definitly make the switch. thanks for the advice.
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    Is this a solid ~$800 build?

    I'm looking to build a new PC in a few weeks. I've posted here before requesting a build and using that information I put together this build. Is it right for the price? I do mild gaming on the PC but will be using 3d modeling/rendering software and Photoshop/Illustrator... BFG Tech GS-550...
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    help with a new build

    hmm thanks for the post. is that AMD better than any other quad-core Intel? the price seems to be about the same as Intels. also, how much better is the HD4850 over the 9800gtx(g92)? both are the same price and looking up benchmarks, the 9800 seems to be better.
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    help with a new build

    -no -not really -none i dont want to reuse any of my old parts. i want a completely new system. i forgot about an OS so im gunna have to work on getting that. probably have to expand the budget another $90
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