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Old 06-12-2012, 05:10 AM #1
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*Official* Building/Upgrading 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 06-12-2012, 09:48 AM #2
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:54 AM #4
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:55 AM #5
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:25 AM #6
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im looking for a good sound card thats under 100
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:41 AM #7
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I like my xonar ds7.1 quite a bit. seems to be a balanced card and pretty cheap.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:58 PM #8
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im looking for a good sound card thats under 100
IF you dont want to spend the money to get some cans or speakers where you will notice the difference a sound card will make, dont get a sound card.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:11 PM #9
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i have polk audio monitor 60 book shelves and a 10 inch sub woofer, will be adding some floor standing speakers.

i dont know if you consider those good or not

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Old 06-12-2012, 01:12 PM #10
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Ok guise I'm tierd of corperations making me use there software and hardwares. I want to build my own laptop but start from ground up, like making chips and memories. Then I could make an UI and Gewee to trace IPs and cool stuff. Can I melt the silvers off of bordes to use them for new computationals? Ty!

also where is laserwrights I need him to engrave a hard drive platters for me cool
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:17 PM #11
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:49 PM #12
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I have a Xonar D1 I'm selling...

Had this, upgraded to this

Nothing wrong with the D1, but the STX had a headphone amp. I think they use similar components underneath. And the D1 is a PCI card.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:10 PM #13
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Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty
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will probably get this
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:33 PM #14
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Blaze is kind of an audiophile. Ask him if you will notice a difference in sound with the speakers you have.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:51 PM #15
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You'd be fine with either one, but doubtful you could tell the difference after the $60 price-range, especially on speakers. I only went with the Xonar STX because I found a good deal on a used one and it had a nice headphone amp which I make use of with some DT770's. That was worth the upgrade for me, I wouldn't have paid $200 for one though.

Take a close look at the specs though, Creative SB's have been hyped up for a long time and don't have the components to match up with other brands like HT Omega / Asus. Back in the day they might have been the best, but not anymore.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:53 PM #16
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Just let him buy it because it says fatal1ty on it.
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lol uh no it was recommended by erayser
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lol uh no it was recommended by erayser
I like the card, but I never recommended it. I hate the red LED, but other than that... it sounds great. Now that I know, if I got a different SB sound card, it would be the x-fi titanium. At the time I bought my card, it was on sale for $119 from $150 with free 2 day shipping through amazon prime... so I just bought only to fill a slot.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102017

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Old 06-12-2012, 10:52 PM #20
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So I have been out of the building game for a while, my last CPU that I purchased was a Intel Q6600. So my question to you is, I have seen the new AMD CPUs with 6 and 8 cores, do they provide any use for that many cores in a gaming computer?
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