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  1. Guys please help!!! I've just built my 1st gaming rig and I'm having a bit of a problem with it. Here's my components: E8500 CPU ASUS P5Q Pro Motherboard ASUS 4870 1GB Dark Knight Edition Graphics Card 2 GB 1150Mhz OCZ HTC Reapers Nexus NX8060 600W PSU. 1TB Spinpoint F1. Artic Freezer 7 Pro X-Fi Sound Card The problem is when I'm playing COD4 on-line. During loads of explosions, the screen twitches/flickers as if its struggling. How can that be? I've not used any of the ASUS "Perfomance Boosting" utilities which comes with the board and GPU. Am I supposed to use them? If so, anyone got any recommendations on which utility and which settings. Your help is very much apprecaited. Thanks Dontfollowme
  2. Hi Guys Looking on advice on which ASUS R.O.G. Mobo I should get. I'm hoping to match it to a E8400 CPU, 2 x 2GB RAM and 1 x High end graphics card (with the view of upgrading to 2 in the near future). ASUS R.O.G. Motherboards I also know that ASUS do "Black Pearl Editions". Are they better or any good compared to the R.O.G.s? Any advice would be much apprecaited. Dontfollowme
  3. CanadaGUY Whats the difference between the following? P5Q P5Q-E P5Q Pro P5Q Delux They all seem to be the same to me. Can you tell me in which order they are in, starting with the lowest spec to the highest? Cheers Dontfollowme
  4. Right Guys!! I've researched into this a bit more and here's what I've come up with so far: Thermaltake Armor+ Case - Not LCS version. E8400 CPU ASUS P5K Premium "Black Pearl" Edition Motherboard - Is this mobo OK? Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W PSU A single 9800GTX or GX2 Graphics Card 2 x 2GB RAM I'm still not sure about the Mobo or the graphics card. I think this is where if I chose the wrong components it could end up bottlenecking the whole rig! I would consider other mobos like the P5Q but I reallym don't know the difference! The graphics card is still a sticking point too. 9800 GTX or GX2? Dontfollowme
  5. Hi After all the advice you guys have provided me, I've decided that it'll be a E8400 CPU, 2 x 2GB RAM and 1 x 160GB Raptor Drive. The rest of the stuff has still to be decided. The heart of my problem is the Mobo. I've been advised to get either a gigabyte - P35-DS4 or x38-dq6. I thought the 35's and the 38's are dated? Or am I wrong? I'm only guessing at the idea just a thought. I would rather have just the one board to pick from as I can get confused very easily! The other is the graphics card. I'm no genius on either of these 2 components and would gladly accept any wisdom from you guys. I've more or less decided it'll be a GTX280 and it'll run as a single card. Is this wrong? Is there a better card out there that doesn't cost the earth and it'll keep up with the GTX280? This forum is ideal for me. It is full of enthusiasts who has done that, been there, got the T-shirt. If you want something done right, you go to the professionals don't you? That's why I'm here asking you guys!!! Dontfollowme
  6. Update!Update! I've been listening to you guys and here's what I've come across, I would like your opinions please: ThermalTake CASE ARMOR JR. VC3000SWA SIL WINDOW Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (2 x 3.0 GHZ) 1333FSB - 6 MB XFX SKT-775 (MB-N780-ISH9) nForce 780i 1333FSB Corsair 4GB PC3-10666C7 1333MHz (2x2GB) DDR3 Asus 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 GDDR3 ThermalTake W0132 1000W TOUGHPOWER CABLE MANAGEMENT RET WD VelociRaptor 300GB UDMA 300 10000RPM 16MB WD VelociRaptor 300GB UDMA 300 10000RPM 16MB ASUS DVD
  7. Ok Guys What do you think of this PC? ***LINK*** QX9775 * 2, 3.2Ghz Quad Core, GTX 280, 8GB, Video WS ***LINK*** Comments good or bad much apprecaited! Dontfollowme
  8. Thanks for the advice Fight Game. I live in the UK but I have friends in the USA. Some American companies don't like shipping to the UK but my friend can do all the donkey work for me! Can I just pick the most recent/high gigabyte model I can find or is there a difference in them? Not entirely sure what the chipsets mean when it comes to the spec of motherboards. Did you look at that gaming pc that i had a link to? What do you think of that one? Was thinking of just buying it as a whole rather than building it myself. Saves me all the time and grief!!!! LOL! Dontfollowme
  9. Hi Newbie here. I wanted to register with this forum as I reckon all you guys know what you're talking about when it comes to building high spec gaming pcs. Right now i've got a shuttle pc, P4 3.0ghz 1gb ram and a 7600 gs oc graphics card. Nothing special I know so that's why i'm here . I've been looking about for a while now and here's what I've come up with so far: Thermaltake Armor + LCS case E8400 CPU Motherboard (need advice on which brand/type/spec) Asus NVidia GeForce 9800GTX 512MB Graphics Card 4GB RAM (need advice on which brand/type/spec) 500 GB HD (need advice on which brand/type/spec) Now, the Thermaltake Case has to stay as I really like the look of it (another reason is that I've already ordered it!). Everything else can be changed for the better. The E8400 CPU was just an idea - low cost cpu and overclocks well. This can be changed. The motherboard I haven't decided as the CPU isn't really a definate. Suggestions please. Asus graphics card was just an idea (from eBay!) This can be changed. 4GB RAM. Suggestions please. 500 GB HD. Suggestions please. I've just re-read what i just typed and basically I haven't decided on anything except for the case!!! All I want really is a high spec pc which can play on-line Call of Duty 4 standing on its head. If all this haven't confused you yet...... You do you guys think about this PC? Thanks for listening and all advice is greatly apprecaited! Dontfollowme
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