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  1. So is this one enough, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1N83U90889&cm_re=evga_750_g2-_-17-438-017-_-Product For this card, only reason I ask is because it says minimum need for the card is a 600 watt psu and I know the EVGA psue is not 750 Continuous http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125682&cm_re=gigabyte_g1_gaming-_-14-125-682-_-Product.
  2. I am about to make a new beast so to speak and really have only ever trusted PC Power and Cooling Power Supplies now that they changed their name to Fire Power, has their Quality suffered? IS say this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4H81E87131&cm_re=firepower-_-17-341-018-_-Product Still the best for the price or is Seasonic Corsair or another PSU Brand better now. (been a long time since I could locate that Power supply guide lol)
  3. well as I said I more concerned with the quality of the line filter, but I can spend less if it will do the job, monitor and pc maybe 400-600 watts for at least 5-10 mins
  4. having been out of the loop in pc hard ware for a long time I am looking for a AC line filter that has at least 6 minutes of battery back up. > main factor is keeping the line clean and a 3-5 year warranty, looking to spend 500 to 800 USD, suggestions?
  5. Ste

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  6. Now its time to give the EvE addiction a try.
  7. best i could find http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820220342
  8. ^^ I would get a better heat sink first before going further. I think the maximum safe load temp is around 75C, so keep load temps under that and it should be fine. Heatsink suggestions: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835207006 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835233029 You can disable turbo boost, EIST and C1E, other CxE states, virtualization technology and set the RAM multi so it is running under it's rated speed. It is suggested to loosen ram timmings when running above rated speeds. Read some OC guides first. http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/...alem_its_limits http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/displ...erclocking.html http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclockin...-beginners.html
  9. Yea im not used to seeing AMD cpus clocked that high, thats why I assumed i7. But Im sure AMD mobos have counterparts of those settings to check.
  10. Might have been true for older on board sound, but not so much anymore.. My suggestion is to listen to the onboard first, for a few days, then you can decide if a sound card is needed.
  11. Is this an i7? I don't know if you have already disabled these but its worth a shot. EIST, C1E, Virtualization technology, Turbo boost, Execute Disable Bit and C3/C6/C7 States. Turbo boost isn't normally disabled even on OCed i7's but worth a try. Can also try putting fans on the RAM and northbridge,
  12. Most onboard sound is good enough. But this otherwise: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16829156006 Or even: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16829271001
  13. This is a great fan, but expensive. 72 CFM and 14 DBA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835191013
  14. Get a cheaper case and Power supply and use the difference on a Better Video Card. Cheaper HD too. Harddrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822152102 Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817371016 Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811129069 new video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814131184 Case is really OP's choice so long as its atx mid or full tower and does not include a power supply, but make it cheaper than 75$ so you can squeeze a better gpu in.
  15. Oh man... What I wouldn't give to win that new comp.. But I know I won't. Good luck anyways...
  16. I have charged family from the start, if not in cash then in food or booze.. This is only a problem IF you don't do that one simple step..
  17. A format and fresh installation is recommended, but a repair install should work.
  18. too bad there aren't any 5970's in there. -goes back to check-
  19. I have never read the amperages from a psu, but it should be as easy as switching the dial on the DMM from voltage to DC amps. And note that your power supply may not output what its rated for, a computer only pulls what it needs.
  20. Using a mutlimeter is the best way, all you do is set the DMM to the lowest DC voltage, the black probe will be placed into a molex connector that is black (Grounded). The red one should be placed on the metal contact of a red wire going into the video card or 24 pin connector. Should take readings at idle and load. Idle can be done right after the computer is turned on and is just sitting at desktop for a few minutes. Load should be done using a benchmark like prime95 or even 3dmrak05/vantage. the 12v line has to be between 11.4 and 12.6
  21. Most people don't realize that hard drives cannot read data this fast, or write that fast. So they will never transfer data near those speeds.
  22. You can get a better power supply for cheaper. What website?
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