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    posted a message on Can i run gta4 (idk if its right section sorry)
    Quote from Flutterwry

    6450 gets 3Dmark11 score of 480. A 450GTS gets 2100. I mean really, that is the lowest end card you can really go. IMO, Intel HD 3000 could probably do somewhat better.


    You shouldn't compare gpu gaming power by artificial benchmarks.

    But anyway the game will run, maybe not in 1080p, maybe not on high, maybe not with high FPS but it will run.What graphical settings and what fps it is considered playable differs from one person to another.
    Just for the reference I completed the entire game on 1024x768 with everything turned down to low on 20-40 FPS.I could play it just fine but my friend couldn't stand a minute of it and said it's unplayable.
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    posted a message on Rate the System Above You!
    Quote from 999Catfish

    Windows Ultimate doesn't have any extra fetures worth the extra 100$. Also Hitachi is not know for reliability (a.k.a. The deskstar is the deathstar)


    Yea I know but it makes no difference since I didn't pay for the OS. I heard bad things about Hitachi too but personal experience beats that (got an old desktop with a 7 year old Hitachi hdd that works perfectly and the one I am using right now is 3,5 years old).
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    posted a message on Rate the System Above You!
    Quote from 999Catfish

    Build Above 3/10
    Has Hitachi HDD, Windows Ultimate, slightly outdated CPU (Not removing points, the Core Dou are just showing age) and outdated GPU. 3 points off for Chieftec, probably some OEM.


    Actually Chieftec is the second best PSU brand in my region and it is high quality I'm sure of that.Also it's not an OEM.
    I also don't see your point about Windows and HItachi, while I do agree about the rest.
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    posted a message on Rate the System Above You!
    Quote from Vallkyr

    Gotta give that 10/10 assuming it's mainly for gaming. An i5 2500k, a GTX 680. Can't really find anything wrong there.

    My specs :
    Mobo : MSI MS-7366
    CPU : Pentium D 820 (2.8 Ghz)
    GPU : Club 3D Geforce 9500 GT
    RAM : 2,5 GB, not entirely sure about the speed
    HDD : 500 GB, again not sure which brand because it's a prebuilt
    Monitor : Philips 227E-LH 21,5 inch. It's a good monitor except when i hit my desk it tends to shake.
    PSU : Some random 300 Watts PSU that came with the system.
    Case I have absolutely no idea. Is there any way to tell which model it is?

    *Awaits the awful grade*


    4/10 dude that's horribly outdated :D

    Also you can find your psu model by taking off the side of the case and looking at sticker on it.

    As for my build:


    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    MOBO: ASUS P7P55-LX
    CPU:INTEL CORE i5-760
    GPU: GIGABYTE GEFORCE GTS 250
    RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333mhz
    HDD:HITACHI DESKSTAR 500GB
    ODD: some LG DVD drive
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    posted a message on How much does it cost?
    Quote from Petra Soft

    GPU's would be a lot worst to figure out.

    Nivdia shipped 400,000 units in 2010, while net profit 400 million dollars. The total revenue was about 4 billion dollars, which makes the difference about 10%.

    So, if the math holds up, they are only making about 10% profit per card.


    Wait, are nvidia gpus bought by stores and retailers or are they bought by companies like Asus, Gigabyte, Powercolor... and later sold to stores?
    Whichever the case, who is getting the highest profit?
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    posted a message on Lag in CoD:MW3
    I had a similar problem in mw3 singleplayer. When I started a mission it took like 90 secs to start it.When I defragged my hard drive the loading times were 2-3x better.I didn't have any lag or anything so have no idea about that.
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    posted a message on Virus /Adware Problem
    Try deleting firefox and ALL its configuration files and install it again.
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    posted a message on Which is better Firefox or Google Chrome?
    Quote from baggerboot

    It's actually the other way round. Firefox uses much more RAM than Chrome does.


    Firefox with 1 tab open uses 150 mb of ram and Chrome uses 90mb.With 5 tabs open Firefox uses 210 mb and chrome uses 290 mb. Maybe that's just me, but since I usually have a lot of tabs open Firefox uses much less ram on my comp.It's not that I care that much about RAM but It's a reason more for me to use FF.
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    posted a message on Issue with Pcpartpicker
    Quote from Flutterwry

    Just want to say this, WRONG. The processor alone supports 1066/1333, it is the motherboard that says otherwise. There is not a XMP profile for nothing.

    The H series chipsets will not support faster then 1333Mhz, P series and Z series support up to 2133 or more depending on motherboard settings "but 1600 is high as I would go".

    This is where it gets fun also. If you buy say 1600Mhz Ripjaws X, and want to run it at 1333Mhz, you can probably tighten the times to 8-8-8-20s possibly. Because you are downclocking it, and that would actually be faster then 1600Mhz to say.

    Remember this, In real life use though, you will never be able to tell the difference between 1333, 1600, or 1800 or even 2000 mhz memory with most anything you do.


    I forgot to mention that that's only the case if you aren't oc-ing or tweaking bios settings.
    But, still there is no point getting more expensive memory if you're only gaming, like you said, because there will probably be a less than 1% increase in performance (the fault of sandy bridge I think , not sure how memory clocks affect performance on other architectures).
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    posted a message on Issue with Pcpartpicker
    Quote from Flutterwry

    41 bucks, for DDR3 1333mhz version of Ripjaws X, better off upping 4 bucks and get the 1600Mhz version. Both at newegg to say.


    There's really no point because every higher clocked memory would be downclocked to 1333mhz as sandy bridges can't support more than that.
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    posted a message on [Solved] Dying PSU maybe, worried never the less.
    Quote from fm87

    -snip-


    What should you be looking for when checking voltages?
    Or better yet, what is different from normal voltages than his voltages?
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    posted a message on Can I put a old cooler on a 1156 cpu?
    Well, I will look around for mounting kits but I don't think they are sold anywhere.
    Thanks for the help anyway.
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    posted a message on Can I put a old cooler on a 1156 cpu?
    So after getting a new case a week ago, I decided to put a new cpu cooler mainly to reduce noise. At first I thought about getting a new one but then I remembered I still have an old cooler in the pantry that I bought roughly 2 years ago ("why" is not important right now :D ). This is the cooler I am speaking of http://www.bjorn3d.c...49&pageID=6741 It came with 2 755 and 2 1366 holding bars but I'm not sure if they will fit. I would be really glad if I could make it work, so if anyone has any experience with this type of thing please post what you know and if I'll need any additional parts.
    Any feedback would be appreciated.
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    posted a message on Do You Now Use Windows XP or Windows7?
    Quote from BC_Programming

    -snip-


    Ah, I see.

    But 90% of virus infections are caused by user errors. Like you said, for example, running a random exe file could easily infect your OS and cause major problems. So Microsoft added a security measure called UAC that should double check your decision to run a file.That's if I understood you correctly.So you can still get infected if you confirm to run that file, which I think most users do (click allow as fast as they can to get rid of the notification). You can call me stupid and ignorant but the first thing I did when I installed windows was turn off stuff like UAC, firewall, win defender etc. Those things annoyed the hell out of me when I was using my friend's computer (a few years back when I had XP). If I decide to click on a untrusted and probably infected exe or other shady stuff then I deserve to get infected and I will gladly take responsibility for my actions.

    For the other 10% where there are security gaps in programs, I choose to rely on my AV and things like Adblock and Noscript on browsers.
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    posted a message on Do You Now Use Windows XP or Windows7?
    Quote from BC_Programming


    I like when people are clueless and say stuff like "But why should I need permission! I'm the administrator and it's my computer WAAAH". They fail on so many levels.



    Can you please elaborate? I never got why UAC is so important.
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