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    posted a message on What should i get
    Im going to guess the computer is rather old which makes it quite hard to get upgrades for it. Seeing as it most likely can't use the newer components upgrading it might get quite expensive as many of the parts it likely uses have gone out of production.

    Getting 2gb of ram should improve general performance greatly. How a upgrade of your graphics card would affect minecraft is hard to say. But in general upgrading the graphics card of such an old computer is not reccomanded unless you'r able to find a old affordable card for sale.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Battlefield 3 VS Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    It depends on how you play.
    For PC BF3 is the best, for consoles it's MW3
    If you play single player it's MW3, if you play multilayer it depends on how you play.
    If you like to manage on your own it's MW3, if you like to cooperate with friends it's BF3

    All in all I'd say BF3 is the best game as it's the best of its style. Where as MW3 have less players then CS (on PC alone that is)
    Posted in: General Gaming
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    posted a message on Aftermarket GPU cooler.
    The Zalman VF3000N is a good cooler, but it dumps the hot air inside the cabinet (as most non radial coolers do) and end up taking 3 pci slots due to its size. Ofcourse, if you have lots of case fans the added heat won't be a problem, and if you don't need those pci slots won't it be a problem that they are covered. Another problem with it is that it can't automatically adjust the RPM, meaning you'll have to manually switch between low, medium and high. Medium is about the same noise as an idle stock cooler and high is about the same noise as a stressed stock cooler. Meaning you'll have to to either switch manually often or decide once and for all if you want silence or low temperatures.

    In general I'll have to agree with the previous poster that water cooling is the best solution even though it costs a little more. You get a far more silent system holding far lower temperatures. In addition you avoid all the drawbacks of the non radial air-coolers such as dumping hot air inside and taking up expansion ports. (make sure the ram and such parts on the graphics card are cooled too if you go with a water cooling)
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on What's your faveourite FPS game?
    Would actually say BF:BC2 even though most people seem to dislike it and/or prefer BF3.
    BF:BC2 just felt a lot less serious then BF3 and more about fun.
    Really miss tracer guns and the more strategic helicopter flying and all that.
    Posted in: General Gaming
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    posted a message on My computer
    Got to agree with Christoi here. Your best bet would be buying old used parts for a slight upgrade. Attempting to upgrade any part to newer parts would cause a domino effect of compatibility issues.

    For example, a new graphic cards would mean you'd need a new motherboard and possibly a new PSU (if the card requires external power, if not the new motherboard might require a new PSU anyway). The new motherboard would require new CPU, new RAM, most likely new harddrives. And suddenly you've changed just about every component anyway and could just have bought a new computer instead.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Is buying an SSD worth it for this setup?
    Quote from zSneakyPetez

    When are the HDD prices going to normalize? I need some storage drives

    The general belief seems to be somewhere between 3 months to a year depending on how quickly full production is reestablished and how high demands will be. I'd guess we'll see a sharp drop in HDD prices in about a month as Thailand gets back on it's feet and then the prices slowly drop the last bit as they catch up with the excess demand created by the earlier loss in production.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Is buying an SSD worth it for this setup?
    I would strongly recommend an SSD as OS disk and possibly for a few selected games. Somewhere between 60GB and 128GB depending on how many and big program/games you want to have on it. Personally i have a 60GB of the previous generation as an OS disk and i would never go back to a regular harddrive unless i had to. SSD just make the computer feel so much more responsive in general and the only downside I've found with my SSD so far is that games load so fast that you're unable to read the tips/notes on the loading screen!
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on I have a question about my computer...
    The cards cooling is programed to attempt holding about 80 degrees to give a good cooling/noise ratio so it's no problem at all. Just make sure it doesn't get over 90 degrees as mentioned by _j03_ and you're golden.

    What PSU do you have? It's probably not the problem, but just for ruling it out.

    As for the lack of performance you could download 3Dmark11 or similar benchmark program to check if your computer is under performing i guess.

    You also said you have overclocked your CPU, did you raise the vcore, and if so, how much? And how long have you been having the overclock?

    Does the black screens ever happen outside of BF3/MW3/MW2?
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on If you were an animal...
    Orca preferably
    Posted in: Forum Games
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    posted a message on Overclocking i5-2500k?
    Trial and error.
    Be careful with the vcore
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on Game Developer Emergency
    Lionhead, Ubisoft, EA(bullfrog)

    Now give me proper sequels to Black&White, Beyond Good & Evil and Theme Hospital / Dungeon Keeper dammit!
    Posted in: General Gaming
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    posted a message on AMD Radeon 7000 series vs Nvidia's GTX 600 series
    Didn't you post this exact topic a few days ago?

    To answer your question, most likely will both have cards that are better then the rivaling cards at certain price ranges, that's how it's always been.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on Call Of Duty
    Quote from Rufus
    Oh, and CoD really does suck. The last good one was CoD2.

    That's not true, CoD4 was so good that they released it 3 more times! :biggrin.gif:
    Posted in: General Gaming
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    posted a message on So i found out that the average age of a gamer is 35.
    There is usualy a big difference in time used on gaming and what kind of games they play. Also, kids are the ones that is most noticable usualy. It's like with girl gamers, many believe there are very few girl gamers, while it actualy is a LOT of them. They just aren't as noticable as all the 14 year old boys that make game commentaries on youtube.
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    posted a message on Game with the best lore?
    F.E.A.R 1 and 2. Too bad they never made a 3. game. (NO!)

    Another personal favourite would be Suikoden.
    Posted in: General Gaming
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