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  1. I had a conversation with some guy that told me the z97-k motherboard was better than my z97-a as a new builder I looked up the specs and didn't find much difference between the two please educate me further on this matter, thank you.

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    HI I plan to build a new rig for $600 1080p gaming and a litter bit of video editing (Intel)
    Help me out here.
    Thanks

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    Kanye90
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    Looking to upgrade. Pc for photo and video editing What are you suggestions?

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    ryangunter1
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    Hey Guys! I've been watching Linus for a while now and finally decided to check out the forum and so far I love it! Just wanted to start a new blog to ask questions about the best setup ideas. Thanks!

  2. PC Issues

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    The simple issue is that -after much googles- I still don't know how to set up different backgrounds on my different screens in Windows 10. I don't know why this can't just be as easy as it was on Windows 8, but the option doesn't seem to be there D:

  3. These are my computer parts please respond and tell me if it's a good list.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BBMzrH

  4. It is perfectly fine i just want to sell it for money for a desktop, any help?

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    alexit95
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    Hey guys!

     

    I need your guys help! I would like to buy an external monitor because my laptop has a 14" monitor and when gaming or doing anything else its a little too small, any recommendations?

     

    I was looking at the ultrawide monitors, but I'm afraid that my laptop won't run the 21:9 ratio...
    I have a lenovo Y40-70.

     

    Games I play are: World of Warships, Total war shogun 2, Tropico 3 and 4 and sometimes maybe a shooter... any suggestions? My budget is like 220 max since the laptop was only 300 $!

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    Flare
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    Hello everyone!! I am ridiculously new to this site (well just 5 mins old in this site at the time I was writing!!) and to be honest, this is probably the first blog I've ever written (don't get me wrong, but this blog thing always flies by me!).

     

    Well enough bla bla... let's get to business (I guess)! They say life's hardest decision is to make a career choice and all those that follow. WRONG! The hardest thing to decide is what parts you're gonna choose for your next build. I think you all will agree with me!! :P

     

    And as you guys already figured, I'm in a jeopardy about my cpu choice for my next build. And the problem is caused by two budget oriented serious players; intel core i3 4160 and amd fx-6300. I decided to go for amd. Then couple of hours later, I changed my mind! Well the next morning I assured myself that no matter what I'm getting amd over intel.... (well you got the picture I guess!!)

     

    I researched a lot, watched a ton of videos, read a lot of reviews, user reviews, surfed every corner of the internet for a little more information. And guess what, the decision is even harder now!! :(

     

    Now, like everyone else; I myself have some unique situations going on! Let's break them down...

     

    1. I'm building a purely gaming rig. I have an i7 laptop that does pretty well in other operations. And as I'm not a pro (well might have to do some solid works and designing as my university will force me to), heavy duty operations are out of the window. The rig will be used for gaming 200%!!!
    2. I am an upgrader (if that's the word!). So in the long run, I will upgrade things (well not for next 8/9 months). That option is open.
    3. In my country, an i3 is cheaper (overall) than the fx. I won't use an aftermarket cooler if I choose i3 (but have to for the fx). So there are some savings!

     

    Now, I will couple my cpu up with an R9 390 and 2X4 DDR3 (1600). I want everything maxed out (in all games possible) in a 1080p with 60 FPS (might consider 1/2 settings medium for the FPS) for the next 12 months (well none may assure me of that, but hey, let's try!!).

     

    I don't care if you're an intel fanboy. I don't care if you're an amd fanboy. I don't care if you're an apple fanboy (if that's a thing!!). Please flood it with your views, opinions, comments and everything else!! I am lost here, and I'll use every bit of info you guys will provide!! Just focus on the cpu, that's the request! Let's put the gpu for another day!!

     

    So, i3 4160 or fx-6300??
    HELP... PLEASE!!! :(

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    Hey LTT,

     

    I have been absent from this awesome community for little bit, trying to collect my life; starting my last year of high school, doing upgrades to my now 1.5k PC, and I am now hit with a dilemma. IM BORED

     

    I'm not talking like just usual bored because I have nothing to do, or do I? I loved building my current PC, with it's MSI and Red theme, to it's 12GB and crossfire dream.

     

    But after accomplishing that, I am bored of it. I love it, and it plays all my favorite games, but I can never be truly happy unless I am elbow deep inside a computer. Mine doesn't need anything else.

     


    So this is where I talk about code name, "Starter Pack". I have plans, since I am restricted to having one PC at a time by the owner of my house, my grandmother, to sell my beautiful PC I have, and set for a new feat. An affordable x99 gaming setup.

     

    The reason for the name Starter Pack is quite what it means, a "Starter Pack" for x99 enthusiasts. And since I now have an opportunity to use the resources I have to record it, I might as well try and do a build log. I have never done one, and am fascinated by the art of showing off a build as it happens. But I need my current setup for rendering, recording, etc.

     

    So I guess it's time to start saving for the parts. I am looking at about 1.3k give or take when it is all set and done. and if I can quickly sell my current setup, and get everything rolling, I can have the new PC up and ready to edit the build log ASAP.

     

    Well, I am glad I have this off my chest, seems like the only people who would care to read or listen are on LTT, noone I know even comprehend how to remove a program from thier computer, let alone understand what I am talking about here.

     


    For the TL;DR guys, here you go.:https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Nerd4L1F3/saved/#view=PNpkcf

     

    I want to go for the nice blue/black/white accent colour scheme. It's different to me.

     


    There you guys go, and If you guys know of any ways I can make this build any better without breaking the bank, I will take it all in.

     


    Source: Codename "Starter Pack" x99 sub-1.5k build plans

  6. RAVE

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    a scrap build in progress
    materials that will be used in this project will be most of all from scrap
    or can be found just around my house

     

    reasons for this project is lack of budget and
    to increase my skills being a modder.

     

    This project is named CIR (Comeback Is Real)
    because i failed my 500R build because of my GPU's
    breakdown, now i am still waiting for it.
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    Used parts:
    Proc: Intel i5 4670K
    MOBO ASUS Sabertooth Mark1 Z97
    Rams: Crucial Ballistix Elite 4x4GB 1866Mhz
    PSU: Corsair VS650 650W
    SSD: ----
    HDD1: ----
    HDD2: ----
    Case: Generic case

     

    this build is made possible by:
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    This top portion of the case is from a scrap metal sheet sanded and cleaned :)

     

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    I used hex bolt to make it neat

     

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    Got this feet from my old Corsair 300R

     

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    Source: Project CIR (Comeback Is Real)

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    So this is my second build with the R4. This one is going to officially be my backup/second computer. It has some parts from a previous rig, plus a couple of new things I bought. So the specs are:

     

    i7 4770k
    MSI GD-65 Z87
    XFX 7950 Double Dissipation
    16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum
    Corsair CX750
    250GB Samsung 840 Evo
    1TB WD Black
    Some TP-Link Wifi Card
    Stock Cooler (bleh... will be changed eventually)
    and of course a Fractal Design Define R4

     

    So I wanted to make it a really clean, and simple build. This is about the best/cleanest cable management that I have ever done. Really no big modifications were done to the case. Only thing I did was remove the middle drive bays, and the things that hold it in place. I wrapped the CD drive bay, and the other hard drive bay with carbon fiber. Next time I do a CD drive bay wrap, I'm going to make sure that there isn't a concave dent in it from the design of the bay. I am really happy the way it came out. I like the big blank spot where the hard drive bay use to be, and the look of the carbon fiber wrap. If I were to change anything, it would probably be getting a real cooler, and sleeving the cables. But really for just a backup/second computer, this is more than enough.blogentry-29658-0-73794400-1441330550_thblogentry-29658-0-56931300-1441330552_thblogentry-29658-0-89417200-1441330553_thblogentry-29658-0-42312200-1441330555_thblogentry-29658-0-75025900-1441330556_thblogentry-29658-0-64967000-1441330558_thblogentry-29658-0-65236400-1441330560_th

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    hi I'm building my first gaming PC and I'm not sure which parts I have to choose. I have a budget of 2200
    I would like to play with good fps and good image quality.
    I will be playing games like battelfild, coll of duty, fallout 4 and metal gear solid 5
    I have made two proposals but will be very happy if you guys will lok at it to see which is best and if i should pick som oder parts.

     

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dJpNhM

     

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJgpwP

     

    thank for your help.

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    Ill make sure its in a timely manner

    He said... He lied... :(

    Sorry for the lack of updated mates, but ive literally been so occupied with work that i didnt have any time to work on this. But i have good news :D Ive had some time today, and ive rethought the PSU and front fans mounting method. So i came up with this thing. The solid plate glues to the inside left side panel, with the fans separating the PSU from the motherboard area. I plan on making the holes for the cables in the "fan side" so they come out more or less flush with the motherboard. hopefully there will be a few more days of less work so i can finish this :D

    Anyway, here is the thingy thing
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    (as always, all the pictures can be found in the Album, and Here is the GrabCAD link to the model)

     

     

    Source: [G SIX] LukaP's Mac Pro G5 Log [Phase: Cutting it up]

  7. Hey guys,

     

    I currently own a Z7 based system with a 3770K CPU. I am a storage hog, so need a board with tons of SATA ports on it as I hate external storage, lost too many to count. I have been searching for days, only to find out that none of my favourite OEMs make such a board. ASUS has 10 to 12 at most, Gigabyte 10 etc...

     

    Z77%20Extreme11(L1).jpg

     

     

    As it turns out only AsRock seem to think of people like me. Only this board is hard to find locally. I have to order it online which will cost quite a bundle for a few generations old board. Is this boaed any good ? Has anyone tried AsRock before ? I have no idea if this brand is any good since I have never used them. I only know of Intel, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and the likes.

     

    Anyone know of another brand that makes boards with Storage in mind like AsRock ?

     

    Thanks ;)

  8. So I have an i7-3770 3.4ghz should I upgrade to an i7-6700k.I found a motherboard (Asus Z170-P D3)that supports DDR3 memory so I dont have to upgrade my ram.
    I play graphic intense games .My RIG:
    i7-3770 3.4Ghz
    12gb RAM
    GTX 970 4gb

     

    Thank for your time :)

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    Heitmann0908
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    im building my first pc and since it doesnt have any room in the case for an internal dvd drive i had to buy an external one with a dvd copy of windows 10, if anyone can help me out or give me any tips for when im installing it it would help out alot!!!!

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    Hi, I just recently bought myself the Live Gamer Portable and everything seemed to be working fine right out of the box until it came to downloading and updating the firmware. My RECentral Does not seem to be able to detect my device at all and the blue light on my Live Gamer Portable continuously flashes in circles. When I switch the mode on the device to the right (PC Free Mode) it seems to work perfectly fine with the red light only flashing for a couple of seconds and then turning solid but I am not able to record anything due to the RECentral not being able to detect my device. Every time I try to un install the firmware and re download it, my computer successfully downloads everything without any problems and my computer recognises the device but installing the firmware I always end up getting the same message of "Device not detected. Please make sure the Live Gamer Portable is switched to PC mode and is connected to the PC".

     

    Someone please help if you have experienced this problem and have found a way to fix it!

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    Hey
    I am new to this forum.
    Sorry for my ridiculously bad english.(I am from belgium)
    But I am building a pc for my very first time.
    Not for gaming but for 3D modeling and light workstation use.
    I am on a really tight budget but I was wondering if you guys could help me or give me some advice on witch parts i should use.
    Because it's cheaper in belgium to buy pc parts from a local shop, my options are rather limited.
    So here is my list were I came up with .
    I hope you could give me some advice what to buy or not.
    Cpu: amd A8 7650K
    motherboard: ASUS A88XM-PLUS FM2+
    Ram: Kingston 8GB (2x 4GB) 1866MHz DDR3 HyperX Fury Black
    Psu: Corsair VS350
    SSD: SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD 128GB SATA III
    OS: windows 10 oem
    I am not planning to OC so the stock cooler should be fine (I guess)
    And my SSD is rather small but my budget doesn't allow a bigger one and I didn't want to go for a HDD.
    Thanks in advance.
    Wolf

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    Okay so this is a weird question. I am building my first pc and the case I am going for is the Throne it has 5..25" expansion ports. I have been told by some that a 5.7" optical drive can fit (or one even bigger like around 6. something) Is this true or would I have to mod the case, I don't want to have to do that.

  9. Hello There,

     

    Im From portugal, and i'd like to build a new GAMING PC.

     

    I'd love to spent all my money on a RIG, but i got only arround 1000€.

     

    Can someone help me building this machine?

     

    I need to know what MB, CPU, Graphic Card, ram, and cooling components should i buy, considering all under 1000€

     

    Can someone tell me what to buy, and some advices to consider?

     

    PLZ, i need all your help!

     

    PS: i dont need a screen, pc case, or power supply.

     

    (1 450 Canadian dollars = 1000 Europe EURO)

  10. The PC I built boots but will not display any image on my monitor. The PC worked before then I changed the graphics card from an evga 970 to an msi 980ti and got a new monitor a 1440p Acer free sync 144hz monior. The PC will no longer display an image but boots as all the lights and fans are clearly working. I have attempted to clear the cmos to reseat the graphics card and test the ram one by one. Nevertheless I am still having serious trouble just wanted to give this site a shot before I took it to a PC repair company. Thanks very much hope you can help. My email is adzzkasper101@gmail.com

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    Daddy-Oh
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    You may want to take down your scissor lift video.
    In Ontario there are regulations regarding scissor lifts and having to use harnesses while operating. Businesses are required to follow these rules.
    The labour law guys might be watching?

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    Visp
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    Will these parts work with each other? Are there better parts for the same price?

     

    Graphics card: EVGA 02G-P4-3757-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 FTW w/ ACX Cooling Video Card
    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 BX80646I54690K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600
    Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    PSU: CORSAIR CX series CX600M 600W
    Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3

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