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Old 01-28-2015, 02:10 AM #1
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*Official* Building/Upgrading/Custom Water cooling Advice Thread

I have noticed a lot of people lately with question about building/upgrading a computer. (Including me) I just though it would be a good idea to make an organized thread so the board wont be cluttered.

For building just post your price range, and what you want to to with the computer

For upgrading just post your current system specs, your price range, and what you wan tot upgrade.

I hope this helps everybody out,
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32-bit OSs can address 4gb total memory. Your RAM is the last to be allocated, so if you have a 512mb graphics card and another 256mb worth of various controllers (yes, your computer needs memory for that), you'll end up with about 3.2gb RAM max, no matter how much RAM is physically installed on the mobo. If you have more VRAM, you'll get less usable RAM.
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:38 AM #2
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:06 AM #3
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do you even custom water cool, bro?
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:18 AM #4
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Need advice? Don't do it.
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:30 AM #5
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i aint touchin that stuff lol

thats also what i said about 1440p and mechanical KBs too soo
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:54 PM #6
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this monitor is ****ing huge
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:21 PM #7
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lol, agreed. I love doing it while hate doing it, but when I started there wasn't the prepackaged watercoolers
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:42 PM #8
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Have any of you guys been nailed by Unisales? I got nailed with it while trying to put PS1 on my pc. And downloading freeware. ****s a major pain in the ***. I used revo to uninstall it and it has a captcha as part of the uninstaller and the image is blank.

What a piece of crap.
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:18 AM #9
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:50 AM #10
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:18 PM #11
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AMD offering a discount on GPUs to people with faulty 970's lol
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:11 PM #12
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They aren't faulty. Just a little error on the specs.
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:48 PM #13
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What do you guys recommend for thermal paste/compound. To seat a CPU & heatsink together? Is it all the same ****

I tried to diagnose an alienware I got. And stripped it down to nothing, just to realize it doesn't have a graphics card in it lol. So now i need to put it back together
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:03 PM #14
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This is my advice for anything involving computer components.

Do get an SSD. Do get an i5 or second/third tier GPU. Never get top of the line stuff unless you know what you are getting into. Obligatory first page post of how awful diminishing returns are in computer hardware.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:15 PM #15
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AMD's the best, what are you talking about
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:49 PM #16
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Does this look like its from the factory to you?




You guys know where to get any of the follow graphics card or other options for an Alienware/Clevo D900T?

7950 GTX
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:47 PM #17
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No that is not the original heatsink material. I doubt that caused any problems though.
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:59 PM #18
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Does this look like its from the factory to you?

[IMG]http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss301/bimmerdude03/4117068C-4F5E-4F71-9F66-53AD47CD8200_zpskg2pki1o.jpg[/IMoG]


You guys know where to get any of the follow graphics card or other options for an Alienware/Clevo D900T?

7950 GTX
7800 GTX
6800 Go (ddr3)
6800 Ultra (ddr3)
Do you have a time machine that can take you back to 2005?
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:41 PM #19
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Do you have a time machine that can take you back to 2005?
Yeah, google and ebay but there both down for maintenance right now.

Yeah I realized its gunna be a hard battle espiecally to fix these things at a reasonable cost. I'd probably make more parting them out since no one sells this stuff anymore. Back to the drawing board.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:45 PM #20
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I remember looking at Doom 3 benchmarks and just drooling over the 6800 Ultras. Those things were just ridiculous.
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:05 PM #21
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With some forum threads and NVidiaGeForce twitter mentioning they will take returns (However they deleted/modified their tweet), I wonder if NVidia is going to have a sale on returned 970's. I might be interested if the price is low enough.... However, I prefer my NVidia model numbers end with the last 2 digits as 80. :p
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