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    posted a message on Would this computer be good for gaming?
    Quote from Miiralion

    I never mentioned anything about RAM.
    It uses an outdated chipset.
    So do the other motherboards you listed.
    You want a motherboard with the AMD 970, 990FX, or 990X chipsets.


    Whoops, my bad.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-970extreme3r20 , although it may or may not need a BIOS update before running the CPU, which could prove problematic if it does.

    Honestly, the biggest issue with using an outdated chipset in thise case seems to be that overclocking is more or less a no-no.
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    posted a message on Would this computer be good for gaming?
    Quote from Miiralion

    That motherboard is crap.


    Care to mention why? 8 GB RAM limitation is not a reason, there is no good reason to need more than 8 GB of RAM in this low-end of a build.

    Quote from lwinstead

    Yes I already have a OS. But I don't like the motherboard since it's maxed RAM is only 8gb.


    You don't need more than 8GB unless you are doing relatively high-caliber video editing. And trust me, you will reach CPU/GPU limitations first. Personally, I've never reached more than 70-80% usage out of the RAM in my build.

    On another note, if you insist, http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a78lmlxplus raises the price by 5 bucks.
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    posted a message on Would this computer be good for gaming?
    Brought the cost down a bit with different RAM, CPU, and motherboard.

    Also do you happen to have an OS already?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($134.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $479.65
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-12 11:36 EST-0500)
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    posted a message on Could anyone help me build around this motherboard?
    Quote from SpartanBlockhead

    PCIe 3.0 is useless. I'm not even sure if the highest-end cards can even use the full potential of 2.0.


    Not completely...it is good if you are forced to run 4x (maybe 8x on higher end cards, probably not) due to lane limitations (as in, with multiple GPUs).

    For this use, it is useless, however its not completely useless.

    EDIT: On topic, although it includes a case because I'm not sure if the cases you currently have really have the cooling necessary, and I didn't use your motherboard because you can go for faster things.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($134.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $451.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-11 23:16 EST-0500)

    DOUBLE EDIT: This should play Bf4 and skyrim just fine, and recording is probably going to be fine on it.
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    posted a message on Will this computer run minecraft at around 100-160 fps?
    If you can build a computer, that is pretty much the only way to get anywhere near what you want (also, if you turn on vsync anything over 60 is pretty pointless on most monitors).

    This computer should run minecraft at approximately 60 FPS give or take, although not 100%.
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    posted a message on Headphones reversing sound?
    Hey guys, I have some Bose OE2 headphones, and they have been reversing the sound that comes out of my computer. I am currently on Realtek HD Audio manager, and there is no way to reverse it back as far as I can tell.

    Thanks!
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    posted a message on Can this handle a tri-screen setup?
    Quote from PhasedTG

    -sniip-


    Big woop, mine does the exact same thing. Honestly, I was just pointing out how illogical your argument was. When someone says they want 3 monitors, you must automatically assume gaming. It doesn't matter what card you have, for basic browsing, even on dual monitors, the HD4000 on my laptop does just fine, your argument was invalid and I was just pointing out how invalid it is. 2-3 is a bigger jump than 1-2, and you obviously aren't using both monitors in their most intensive use case possible.

    EDIT: just looked at what OP was saying, and honestly you only need two. I have only ever felt the need for three.....once....I was attempting to Dota + edit a document + a couple internet things....then again I have a laptop to fall back on.

    I honestly think you should get 1-2 nice monitors, then the other peripheral monitors be whatever you can find for cheap, again, that is my opinion (I personally have an old 4:3 monitor as my second because it is way better for web browsing and CS 1.6).

    Quote from SeaWry

    Nah, Titian was merely a response to the disappointment in the 690GTX. The 690GTX wasn't all that bad, just the memory bandwidth on it really how to say failed. As for screen, I cannot say but would not assume so.

    I should say though the Titian is basically a "reprogrammed" Quadro.


    It is a reprogrammed Quadro...however the arch is completely different. It isn't a response to the dissapointment that is the GTX 690, it gives the ability for nVidia to safely say they have the fastest single GPU card, and lets face it, it is about having the ability to say you have the fastest single card on the market.
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    posted a message on Can this handle a tri-screen setup?
    Quote from PhasedTG

    I have a ASUS GTX 680 DC2 4gb card, I currently run only 2 24" screens, but on idle, my GPU according to GPU Tweak idles at around 30-33 celcius after being on for a few hours, and its running at 10%, and the only thing i don't like about it is that it wont go above 10% fan speed till it hits around 50 celcius and the max temp I have seen was 70, if I needed, I could manually control my fan speed and bump it up when playing a game too get it even below 70, it runs at like 34% fan speed at 70 celcius. so the GPU should be fine.


    So much wut. The GTX 680 will not run 3 monitors gaming on BF3 ultra, it won't happen. And by your logic, my GTX 560 Ti is better, because I can do the exact same thing.

    Quote from SteevyT

    Are there any single card solutions that can handle 3 monitors?


    Titan can I think, other than that, it is just the combo cards.
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    posted a message on How Terrible is My (And Your) Computer?
    Quote from RomanSoldier

    "Terrible" -,-


    Expensive yes, but, especially if it is used for something that requires CUDA work (i.e. Adobe Premier Pro), this build is just fine. The 16 GB is iffy, but hey, if he is doing serious editing, this build is fine.
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    posted a message on Can I run SimCity?
    Nope, I had that laptop for quite a while, and I can safely tell you SimCity 4 will run on it :P
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    posted a message on Computer Superheater
    Quote from lieutenant54321

    You guys are seriously the most ignorant people ever.

    That says 152 FAHRENHEIT. FAHRENHEIT. Going to let that sink in for a moment.

    152 Fahrenheit = 66 Celsius. Perfectly normal.

    GPU on load is a bit toasty, but won't kill it or anything. 95 Celsius is a bit high even for a laptop GPU, but still fine I'd say. I'd definitely do something about it if it hits 105 though.


    Not everyone lives in good ol' 'murica.
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    posted a message on Cheapest Fast computer
    Quote from Fireingpower

    Nice build but i would suggest a atx since its bigger which provides more space for them and also the cx 500 is just like 20$ more


    ATX is no more useful than mATX, unless you are running something like dual GPUs and a network/sound card...

    Hint: he isn't even running one dedicated GPU.
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    posted a message on Macbook Pro Or Macbook Air?
    Quote from Youngy798

    But would you rather have a high performance laptop that has a good trackpad, or buy a low performance laptop for the same price with a very good trackpad? :)


    If I HAD t ospend the money, the second one, why? Because I use my desktop for gaming, so any gaming performance gain is subsidised signifigantly by it also, its not like it is unbearably slow like $400 bottom of the bucket HP laptops, it is still plenty fast for day-to-day tasks.
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    posted a message on Macbook Pro Or Macbook Air?
    I'd just like to point out, even though he obviously wants to game on it, but mac's "extra" things are miles ahead of windows PCs. Their keyboard is arguably the best in the laptop world, and their trackpad is miles ahead of the competition. Yes, it is a waste of money, but the "experience" is better, and on a laptop, for some people, that is all that matters (although....1k does it matter is a different story).
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    posted a message on A CPU Question
    Quote from mwb12345

    As everybody has already pointed out, cores and clock are not the deciding factor of how fast a CPU runs. The architecture has a huge impact on the speed your CPU has. Comparing the clock of an 8350 to the clock of an i7 - 3770k is like comparing the size of a pea with a size of an apple and asking which is bigger.


    I'd just like to point out that that that the first gen i series didn't have an i7 mobile CPU clocked that high, thus it must be either SNB or IB, which means there is little to no difference.

    @ OP, an i5 3570k would be about 40-ish% faster.
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