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    posted a message on $1,500 Gaming/Workstation build

    What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

    Programming, Photoshop, Matlab R2016b, Visual Studio, ANSYS, SolidWorks 2017, Citrix XenServer, VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, and other resource intensive products. Also heavy gaming via Steam, internet browsing with 12+ tabs open at all times, multiple monitors.


    If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, FPS, game settings)

    60FPS @ 1440K

    What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

    $1,500-$1,700 have some other parts though. Preferabley $1,500, but I can wait about a month and have ~$2,100

    I also have a sibling who is looking to spend around $1,300 on a gaming PC as well, so I might use the second build listed as a gaming PC with minor adjustments to make it $1,300.

    In what country are you purchasing your parts?

    Unites States of America.

    Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!).

    https://pchound.com/jGUBPi/ (With parts I own)

    (Still deciding on Windows 10 or Windows 7, mostly concerned about compatibility with all the games and programs I use, possibly dual boot?)

    https://pchound.com/Qqg47z/ (Without Parts I own)

    My current computer specs:

    I7-4770K @ 4.3 GHz with Hyper 212 Evo

    GTX 780 Classified 3GB (2x ASUS 27" Monitors, almost exactly the same, screwed up when ordered, one of the ASUS monitors has a cut in it) 1x 24" Dell Monitor

    16GB RipJaw RAM(Possibly corrupted, been dodgy lately)

    GigaByte Z87x UD5H motherboard (Ethernet slot no longer works after a power outage)

    EVGA 850Watt Gold Powersupply

    160GB Intel SSD

    2TB Seagate HDD

    1TB Hitachi HDD

    Optical Drive

    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (Currently says it is not genuine, even though it is, my license key no longer works and I cannot find the little packet that it came in, Microsoft Support said they couldn't help)

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    EXTRA Parts I have laying around: Another Hyper 212 Evo, Bronze 850W Powersupply, never used, another 1TB 2.5" HDSK drive, **** ton of DDR2 ECC RAM, i7-2700k, etc.



    I am not sure whether or not to reuse any parts, which is why I am looking for a 2nd opinion. Is the i7-4770k better than the i5-6660K in my case? I would prefer to overclock, but if not needed I am okay with not having to do that.


    What are your guys opinions?

    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on GTA IV runs extremely slowly on my PC, and its at lowest settings HELP
    Quote from Harshidragon

    The game could be using your integrated graphics card.


    No, because it is showing my 3Gb of VRAM.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on GTA IV runs extremely slowly on my PC, and its at lowest settings HELP
    Alright, so I got an EVGA CLASSIFIED GTX 780 about 15 days ago, every other game runs flawless, however whilst in the GTA IV graphic settings menu I can't change anything or do anything!



    I can't change any settings, it wont allow me to, what is wrong? I am running this on Steam by the way and I have tried reinstalling it as well!

    My computer specs if that helps :/


    i7 4770k @ 3.5Ghz

    16Gb of Ballistix X

    Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H motherboard

    EVGA GTX 780 Classified 3Gb

    2 27" ASUS monitors and a 32" Toshiba TV

    160GB Intel SSD

    2Tb Seagate Barrucuda

    1Tb Hitachi Hitachi

    Corsair 850Watt Gold standard

    And a Xonar DX Sound card

    Audio Technica ATH M50 Headphones

    Blue Yeti Microphone

    Razer Naga MMO mouse

    Razer Blackwidow 2013 edition

    Thanks for any help you can provide me with!
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on Buying suggestions? **Computer Newb**
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1038.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-22 22:10 EST-0500)

    Just an extra 38

    DO NOT TAKE MY BUILD TOO SERIOUSLY, LET OTHER EXPERIENCED FORUM MEMBERS VERIFY IT TO MAKE TWEAKS OR AN ENTIRELY NEW BUILD
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on How Terrible is My (And Your) Computer?
    Just got an upgrade, new soundcard, graphics card, motherboard, cpu, and RAM.
    Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
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    posted a message on PSA: Do NOT use the Sphax PureBDCraft installer
    Can Confirm, .exe installer is packed with Bloatware and something called Wajam and ViewPassword
    Posted in: Resource Pack Discussion
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    posted a message on So why can't I run minecraft?
    Alright, so I have a really nice PC, and I can run any game on Ultra settings like BF3 or Skyrim or GTA IV. Although when I run minecraft I get MAJOR lag on SP and SMP, now it used to not be like this, usually I have graphics mods on Minecraft, although when I run it on the lowest settings, the mine craft drops down to 0 - 4 FPS and I have to CTRL ALT DEL my way out. So what the hell is wrong? I have updated Java, and everything associated with MC to try and fix it but it doesn't work, please respond quickly because I REALLY want to play with my friends, thanks!
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on Sonic Ether's Unbelievable Shaders [compatible with Minecraft 1.12.2 via OptiFine]
    WTF is wrong, I do everything right ,and I get this error?????

    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on $90-100 budget need HEADPHONES for PC gaming [ NEED TO BUY TODAY URGENT ]
    Quote from EvilCreeper10

    I use Sennheiser HD429s. Great headphones, very comfortable. Creative Aurvana Lives! are another choice I know of.


    I was reading some reviews and they say the bass is pretty weak, I am a huge basshead/electro dude.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on $90-100 budget need HEADPHONES for PC gaming [ NEED TO BUY TODAY URGENT ]
    Alright, so my Astro A40s decided to ­ing break on me, so I am going to buy some new headphones, not a HEADSET HEADPHONES I already am getting a Blue Yeti USB with a pop filter and stand. Now what is the ABSOLUTE ­ING BEST gaming headphones I can get for $90, also it needs to have REALLY GOOD BASS. I am a huge basshead and would like the headphones to have nice base. Thanks, and do hurry because I got to buy this soon, like today!
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on What the hell am I supposed to do?
    Alright, so when I call them what should I say? Be all like " Yo give me a key, yo ass is legally obligated to gimme one "
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on What the hell am I supposed to do?
    You guys are getting things mixed up.

    First off I was the one who upgraded my parts, didn't take it to a shop. I put a new case on it and whatnot, I threw the old one with the sticker on it, I know I look back on it thinking why the **** I would do that. And as I explained, the computer was originally from CyberPowerPC, but I voided their warranty when I upgraded, they wont do ­ about it. However I do have the same motherboard/RAM/and CPU as the orginal PC. I took it to the shop because my SSD was flipping the ­ out.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on What the hell am I supposed to do?
    Well, I upgraded my computer, if you read the OP I said, I got a new case, I wasn't thinking at the time. And the reason it took them 4 days was because it was horribly ­ed, you couldn't even boot the computer up, and when they got it running it kept turning off every 3 minutes.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on What the hell am I supposed to do?
    So, I bought my computer from a company about 2 years ago, with windows 7 Pre-installed. They never gave me a product key, but it was fine since it was already activated. Then a year later I upgraded it myself, changed cases and what not which VOIDS their warranty. Windows is still activated. Well 7 days ago my SSD was corrupted with Windows 7 on it. I went to a PC store so they could wipe it because I was to busy. It took them four days since the SSD was severely ­­ed.

    I come back home and my copy is no longer genuine. I called them and was asking what do I do, they said to call the manufacturer, I did, but they said " Your warranty is voided, bla bla bla, no key for you. " So what the ­ do I do? I am going to be locked out soon. Also called Microsoft, they were all like " No. ".

    Please post advice on what I am supposed to do.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on my usb ports and keyboard is screwd please help
    Don't worry guys I fixed it, the keyboard registry keys were ­ed to the max. I finally got them fixed, thanks for your help, Kind of.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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