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Old 09-09-2017, 12:33 PM   #1396
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Hi guys, I need some advice for 2k to 3k range of gaming desktop.

Including monitor, OS. And not going for OC type.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:45 PM   #1397
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Advice on replacement

Hi, I am currently on the following specs which has lasted 5 years.

Intel Core i5 3470 & Asrock B75 PRO3 M
G.Skill DDR3-1600MHz 8GB (2X4GB)


Recently, the PC has repeated random occasional BSOD and will keep restarting without reaching boot screen. I have done bread boarding (but realised this mobo no speaker) and the problem recurs when I attach the ram (both pieces solo at various slots resulted in the restarting syndrome). Noticed quite a few users here experience this problem as the PC gets old.

Can get some advice on what will be a suitable replacement spec please? I only use PC for internet surfing now, no more gaming. Am looking for value for money and reliability (would be willing to pay more if any particular brand tends to last longer).

Will also need a PCI slot for creative soundcard.

Thank you.


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Processor
Pentium 4
Mainboard
MSI 845PE
Graphics Card
Gainward
Memory
Kingston
Display
NEC
Storage
Hitachi / Western Digital
Optical Storage
TDK / Sony
Casing
Antec
PSU
Antec
Audio
Creative
OS
Microsoft

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Old 10-09-2017, 10:46 PM   #1398
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Hi guys, I need some advice for 2k to 3k range of gaming desktop.

Including monitor, OS. And not going for OC type.
wah 1st post in 7 years.
Processor
Pentium 4
Mainboard
MSI 845PE
Graphics Card
Gainward
Memory
Kingston
Display
NEC
Storage
Hitachi / Western Digital
Optical Storage
TDK / Sony
Casing
Antec
PSU
Antec
Audio
Creative
OS
Microsoft

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Old 10-09-2017, 11:13 PM   #1399
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hi guys what's the most value for money storage now?

is it still HDD? or shift to SSD already. out of touch as it's been a while since i read up on parts
Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-3570K @4.3Ghz
Mainboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4-M
Graphics Card
ZOTAC Geforce GTX 960 2GB
Memory
G.Skill 8GB DDR3 @1600Mhz
Display
Dell UltraSharp U2312HM
Storage
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | Western Digital Blue 1TB
Optical Storage
Sony 24x CDRW
Casing
Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout edition
PSU
Superflower Leadex Gold 550W
Audio
Creative Gigaworks T40 Series ll
OS
Windows 10 Pro 64bit

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Old 12-09-2017, 08:58 AM   #1400
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How come the first page still recommending Haswell?
Processor
Intel i5-750 / 3R System iCEAGE Prima Boss II
Mainboard
Gigabyte P55A-UD3
Graphics Card
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
Memory
Team Xtreem 4GB DDR3-1600 Ram Kit
Display
Samsung Syncmaster XL2370
Storage
Samsung Evo 250GB + Seagate® ST2000DM001 7200.14 2TB
Optical Storage
Samsung Super-WriteMaster 22x DVD Burner SH-S223Q
Casing
NZXT Tempest EVO
PSU
Seasonic X-650
Audio
Audioengine A2
OS
Windows 8.1 Pro

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Old 12-09-2017, 11:56 PM   #1401
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I need help with my build. My budget is around 1.5k. I've researched and this are the items that I have in mind but it has exceeded my budget. Is there anything that that I can substitute which would have a minimal effect on the performance.

MOBO: Asus strix H270F gaming $239
CPU: i5 7600k $379
GPU: ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1070 $649
PSU - corsair cx550m modular 550 - $109
Storage - 3tb any brand $150
Ram - G skill RipJaws 16gb - $219
Case - any case around $120~150

Total Cost: $1895
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Graphics Card
Nvidia GTX 1070
Memory
G.SKILL F4-2400C DDR4 2x8GB
Display
Prism+ 315
Storage
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
Casing
Sharktoon TG5
PSU
EVGA 500 bronze
OS
Windows10

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Old 13-09-2017, 07:04 AM   #1402
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Drop the 7600k to the non k 7600
Can get Kingston value rams should be around $200 or less
Mobo change to Asus prime B250M-K (bundle with 7600 got slight discount)
Case go for tecware F3 Elite
GPU go for Galax gtx 1070 EXCO SNIPER

Good luck with your build bro, think this is the max able to stretch unless u want to venture into 2nd hand items.. << be prepared for any risk involved

I need help with my build. My budget is around 1.5k. I've researched and this are the items that I have in mind but it has exceeded my budget. Is there anything that that I can substitute which would have a minimal effect on the performance.

MOBO: Asus strix H270F gaming $239
CPU: i5 7600k $379
GPU: ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1070 $649
PSU - corsair cx550m modular 550 - $109
Storage - 3tb any brand $150
Ram - G skill RipJaws 16gb - $219
Case - any case around $120~150

Total Cost: $1895
Processor
i7 7700k 5.1Ghz (LC & Delid)
Mainboard
Z270i ASUS PRO GAMING
Graphics Card
GTX 1080ti MSI Gaming X 11GB (LC)
Memory
32GB Corsair Vengence 3200Mhz (2x16GB)
Display
ASUS MX27AQ BenQ XL2420T
Storage
Samsung 500GB 960 PRO M.2
Casing
FRACTAL DESIGN NANO S
PSU
COOLER MASTER V1000
OS
Windows 10 OEM

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Old 15-09-2017, 02:16 PM   #1403
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Hi all,

Looking for a gaming pc build, budget around 1k - 1.5k. I play games like FIFA, PUBG, GTAV, Overwatch. Hoping to play graphically intensive games at mostly high settings at 60 fps, 1080p (excluding unoptimized games like PUBG, that one idm playing on low-medium) Any suggestions?

My current build is really too old.. i3 3220, gtx 750 ti, 16gb ddr3 ram.

thanks
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Old 15-09-2017, 10:19 PM   #1404
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Did a few Pc using this specs, less than 1.5k, can consider it. Price wise based on price list from pct Lor more accurate

ASUS B350M-A + R5 1600
CORSAIR 16GB DDR4-2400 (2x8Gb)
GALAX 1060 6GB EXOC
WD green 120gb SSD
EVGA G3 550W
Tecware F3 Elite m-atx (Red/White)
WINDOWS 10 (1 time use)

Hi all,

Looking for a gaming pc build, budget around 1k - 1.5k. I play games like FIFA, PUBG, GTAV, Overwatch. Hoping to play graphically intensive games at mostly high settings at 60 fps, 1080p (excluding unoptimized games like PUBG, that one idm playing on low-medium) Any suggestions?

My current build is really too old.. i3 3220, gtx 750 ti, 16gb ddr3 ram.

thanks
Processor
i7 7700k 5.1Ghz (LC & Delid)
Mainboard
Z270i ASUS PRO GAMING
Graphics Card
GTX 1080ti MSI Gaming X 11GB (LC)
Memory
32GB Corsair Vengence 3200Mhz (2x16GB)
Display
ASUS MX27AQ BenQ XL2420T
Storage
Samsung 500GB 960 PRO M.2
Casing
FRACTAL DESIGN NANO S
PSU
COOLER MASTER V1000
OS
Windows 10 OEM

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Old 20-09-2017, 01:36 PM   #1405
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I have a Nvdia GFX Palit GTX 960 Jetstream. So is i5 3570 suits my this card? I currently pair with a 4 years old rig. -_-
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Processor
Intel Core i5 2400
Mainboard
GB Tech P67A-UD3-B3
Graphics Card
Palit GeForce GTX 960 JetStream 2GB DDR5 PCI-E
Memory
12GB DDR3
Display
Samsung Sucks after 5 years
Storage
SSD
Optical Storage
Logitech MX510 w Steel Pad
Casing
Err....
PSU
Andyson F600M
Audio
Mobo Intel
OS
Win7 SP1

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Old 20-09-2017, 06:42 PM   #1406
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I have a Nvdia GFX Palit GTX 960 Jetstream. So is i5 3570 suits my this card? I currently pair with a 4 years old rig. -_-
Yup still alright, but will depends on what games u playing, as this card is only up to low~mid settings in those AA games in 1080p
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Old 20-09-2017, 10:30 PM   #1407
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building another pc for living room for streaming

hi guys! i need another help again.

i would like to build another pc to be placed at the living room of my own house. just need cpu only.

not using to play game. just to stream and also watch movies. will link to my tv in the living room thru HDMI.

can the bros here intro me any cheap setup that can fit my needs? or should i just an 2nd hand SFF or small pc with older tech? because i saw alot going at like 250 bucks. will it be better to just get a new one to be more worthy?
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Old 21-09-2017, 12:15 AM   #1408
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Hi guys my pc recently kept freezing and can't boot up probably because of overheating. So I was thinking about upgrading a few of my pc component.

Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS
CPU : i5 4460 3.2GHz
PSU : Seasonic S12II-620 80 bronze 620W
Cooler: Nil

I was thinking of upgrading the above part but I was thinking will newer motherboard require me to upgrade my ram as well since my current ram is ddr3. Also do I need another ssd for my OS if I change motherboard? I mainly use my pc for gaming.

Budget : 800~
No cooler? That explains the overheating. Did u ever tried using the stock Intel cooler that came with your CPU?
Processor
I5 4570
Mainboard
Asus
Graphics Card
Zotec GTX1050
Memory
2x4GB kingston
Storage
Samsung evo 850 250gb, 1tb HDD
OS
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Old 21-09-2017, 12:18 AM   #1409
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hi guys! i need another help again.

i would like to build another pc to be placed at the living room of my own house. just need cpu only.

not using to play game. just to stream and also watch movies. will link to my tv in the living room thru HDMI.

can the bros here intro me any cheap setup that can fit my needs? or should i just an 2nd hand SFF or small pc with older tech? because i saw alot going at like 250 bucks. will it be better to just get a new one to be more worthy?
In my opinion, since u are not using it for gaming. Only for purely streaming and watching movies from youtube(?) .
U can consider getting a Intel comput stick latest gen with core m instead of atom. It will fulfill your needs perfectly. And u can get it with $100-$200 which saves u quite a sum of money compared to buying a itx build. With the money saved, u can use it to upgrade to the next gen Intel stick in the future.
Processor
I5 4570
Mainboard
Asus
Graphics Card
Zotec GTX1050
Memory
2x4GB kingston
Storage
Samsung evo 850 250gb, 1tb HDD
OS
windows 10 pro

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Old 21-09-2017, 01:32 PM   #1410
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Ram price too high for me to stomach.
Since my mobo acting up a little, I'm going to get just the mobo. Any local distro have new mobo below S$200 for LGA1155 slot with PCIE 3?
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Processor
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Mainboard
GB Tech P67A-UD3-B3
Graphics Card
Palit GeForce GTX 960 JetStream 2GB DDR5 PCI-E
Memory
12GB DDR3
Display
Samsung Sucks after 5 years
Storage
SSD
Optical Storage
Logitech MX510 w Steel Pad
Casing
Err....
PSU
Andyson F600M
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