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    posted a message on Gtx 460 or Hd 6850?
    If you can't get the 6870. then definitely get hew 6850. It smokes the 460. And the 460 is pretty dated already.
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    posted a message on Looking for good gaming rig
    Quote from Mafidog

    You don' t need an HD6950 to run the games you want. Instead, consider replacing it with an HD6770 1024 Mb and upgrade the CPU to an Intel Core i5 for more effectiveness. After all, the only game that would challenge an HD6950 for now and 3-4 years would be Battlefield 3, while with an HD6770 you would be able to run games at high grtaphic settings for about 3 years. If you search for suggested hardware for games, most sites say Nvidia 9800, which was released in... 2007 I think?
    And one last thing. Replace that 650W Power Supply with a PSU of 450W at 80% or higher efficiency for reduced energy consumption.
    Other than that, the build here is good at my opinion.


    No.

    A 6950 will do him fine, the 6770 is too weak to handle higher-end games. And 9800 is pretty damn dated, so either where you got that information is an old site/suggestion or they just don't know what they're talking about.

    The i3 is pretty damn good by itself, being able to even beat some of AMD's bulldozers series of CPUs and if you didn't know, the GPU is needed more over the CPU when it comes to gaming. With the addition of the i3's hyperthreading, it's basically a Quad-Core already. He can upgrade to the i5 later on.

    450W is cutting it close, remember, this is the 6xxx series of AMD GPUs, not the 7xxx series where they're power efficient. As I've also said, having the 650W will not only leave him headroom, but also a good upgrade path.
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    posted a message on Need help with picking/installing parts
    Quote from Satharis

    Zombie computer is zombie.

    So.. what is it you want? Whats your budget? Needs moar info.


    Looks as if the only thing necessary to upgrade is the Motherboard and CPU. That CPU is seriously bottlenecking the GPU.

    If OP puts in a good $205 and gets this Motherboard with this CPU, then his rig will be fine.

    Until when it's necessary to upgrade the GPU, as the GTX460 is getting pretty dated.
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    posted a message on Looking for good gaming rig
    Here.

    $843.29 or $783.29 after mail-in rebates.

    It'll run the games you want to run with no problem at all.

    But if you need an OS and Peripherals (E.g. Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard) then you'll need to cut back on some things.

    Also, this build has a good upgrade path.
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    posted a message on [Gaming] Looking for new headphones.
    Quote from Xaanos

    Don't get wireless it causes more issues then its worth.

    NEVER GET LOGITECH that is my largest advice to you if I had a pair of there headphones last longer then a week it would be proof of god. Most of the cheaper Sennheiser are meh compared to the creative pair and I tested them side by side the Sennheisers bass was over blown and even using it in a creative sound card and messing with the mixer I could not get them to sound decent.


    Never get Logitech? Wireless has problems? Really...

    I have myself a pair of Logitech G930's and they have lasted me a good 3 months now and will go for longer (Unless I intentionally break them)

    As for the wireless, no problems what so ever, I can easily walk to my kitchen which is a good 8 or so metres away from my computer and I can still listen to my music or keep talking to my friends on Skype with no problems what so ever and the sound quality is stays the same whether I am at the computer or in my kitchen making some food.
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    posted a message on Looking for a good gaming laptop
    Stay away from Alienware, and check out the laptops from MSi, Sager and Asus.

    And the previously suggested laptops look good too.
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    posted a message on Do motherboards need a wifi adapter?
    Quote from Logicx

    Exactlly :| My download speed (according to speedtest.net) is 7mb p/s download, and 0.5mb p/s upload. The best I have seen is the fibre optics they have available in some business areas. My friends datacentre serverbox makes use of it. Last time I checked it was hitting 100mb p/s download and 70mb p/s upload.


    Holy ****! And thats with fibre optics?! Dang.. Too bad none of the big, popular companies (Telecom, Slingshot, Telstraclear, etc) are offering fibre optics (yet).. Otherwise, I'll be switching to fibre optics straight away.
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    posted a message on Evga GTX 570 Classified worth it?
    Quote from thenerdal

    It's out already?


    Nope, but they should be out by the end of this month, hopefully.

    You can already pre-order on NCIX.com
    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=69863&vpn=HD7870-DC2-2GD5&manufacture=ASUS
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    posted a message on Do motherboards need a wifi adapter?
    Quote from Logicx

    What! I'm guessing New Zealand is backwards, we are still running ADSL/ADSL2 Lines. The government has only just started putting in fibre.


    And the sad thing is, highest speeds here in New Zealand (that I've seen) never get over 20Mps up/down.
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    posted a message on Evga GTX 570 Classified worth it?
    I would consider getting the GTX560 Ti 448 Cores.

    Cheaper than the 570, but performs nearly the same as a 570. I suggest this, mainly because the GTX570 is where the price:performance ratio drops.

    After searching TigerDirect, here are the three best models for the 560 Ti 448.

    EVGA Classified:
    http://www.tigerdire...8470&CatId=3669

    MSi Twin Frozr III:
    http://www.tigerdire...3290&CatId=3669

    Asus Direct CUII:
    http://www.tigerdire...5242&CatId=3669

    *EDIT* Found reviews on the 570 and 560 Ti 448 Cores. Here they are getting tested on Metro 2033: The Last Refuge (DX11)

    GTX 570:
    http://www.guru3d.co...x-570-review/16

    GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores:
    http://www.guru3d.co...-core-review/18

    As you can see, the difference between the two is about a 1-2 FPS difference.
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    posted a message on How Terrible is My (And Your) Computer?
    Quote from Mafidog

    Actually what a Minecraft server wants is a high speed network for big upload speed. The rest of hardware doesn' t have to be as strong as a company' s server. 8GB of RAM, 500 GB HDD or 60GB SSD and an Intel Core i5 @ 3.00 GHz can easily do the job when you have 5 MBps of upload speed.


    Not even that, an old Pentium can even do the job well.
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    posted a message on How Terrible is My (And Your) Computer?
    Quote from streamstudios

    1GB SSD? Do they even sell those?


    Nope.
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    posted a message on How Terrible is My (And Your) Computer?
    Quote from Xeuisaz

    I7 3960X 3.3GHZ
    DUAL 6990'S
    1GB SSD
    1TB HDD
    1450W PSU
    24GB RAM
    Some crappy disk drive
    Average 24 inch monitor
    Razer Naga Wired
    Crappy keyboard


    Pics or it never happened.

    And that nice 1GB SSD makes me believe you a little less.
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    posted a message on Bulid a Pc for under $750
    Quote from Ninjacat92

    Even with a I3?


    YES.
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    posted a message on Oh Maximum PC
    Quote from Satharis

    I woulda been like, "If I wanted a portable oven I'd just buy one."


    More like, I don't need an over-sized Tampon...

    (Get it? iPad.. ;D )
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