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  1. I've had this problem in a few games, try disabling the integrated sound on the motherboard in device manager.
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    3dMark 11

    New score:P4792 Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.7ghz / HIS iCooler V 5870 @ 960/1330
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    The ultimate free for all about cars

    Favourite cars: Toyota supra mkiv aerotop Toyota corolla ae86 levin: Least favourite car: Vauxhall corsa b I don't have a car yet as the insurance here starts at about £3000 a year for a 17/18 year old, and I haven't passed my test yet anyway What was everyone's first car?
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    My First attempt.

    To be honest there aren't many coolers that are small enough to allow you to fit both fans on the side panel, if you already have both fans I would suggest maybe putting one of them in the drive bays, like this but maybe more basic. To do that you have to remove the window from the side panel and turn it the other way round then reattach it, it isn't really worth the effort tbh even though it looks cool
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    My First attempt.

    I agree with you, but he already has the v8 so he would have to send it back if he wanted a different cooler.
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    My First attempt.

    You really shouldn't need ram coolers, the heatsinks already on the ram should be fine
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    My First attempt.

    Nice find! I was sure a 7950 wouldn't fit.
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    My First attempt.

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    My First attempt.

    This guys trying to rip you off haha, £85 for a 5670 is just ridiculous. Just so you get the idea, here's a basic comparison of the 5670 and the gtx560ti link fair enough, I know it's confusing I think that you should definitely stay away from your first choice (the 5670s) and either get two of the gtx560tis that I recommended and stick with them, or get just one gtx560ti and then upgrade to a newer card when it comes out like tj suggested earlier. Hope this hasn't confused you any more
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    My First attempt.

    What do you mean mate? Your psu should be able to run two of those in sli if you wanted, but 1 would be enough to play any new games on high settings until you get a newer gpu. In my last post I was trying to say I don't think you should mod your case unless you've done it before.
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    My First attempt.

    With it being his first build I don't think I would recommend this unless he knows what he's doing.
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    My First attempt.

    The 5670 is cheaper, but less than half as fast.
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    My First attempt.

    Nice! You seem to have unlimited money I think either one or two of these would be a good future proof setup.
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    My First attempt.

    That's no problem mate, actually thinking about it you will be size limited by your case with the graphics card as I believe the max you will be able to fit in is 10.5", so a 7950 will not fit. It would help a lot to know what resolution the monitor you're going to be using has, then I could recommend you a gpu.
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    My First attempt.

    Ok in that case I think you would be better off with the i7 and this memory kit. The motherboard I linked isn't really any better than the one you chose, it's just much better value for money. Even if that price was for 2 5670s, they would still be terrible value for money imo. The i5 is actually slower than the i7, but for gaming there would be virtually no difference so that's why I suggested it. But seeing as you're doing web design etc I would say go with the i7.
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    My First attempt.

    The parts you already have are fine, but I would change a lot about the rest of the build. Here is what I suggest you get instead of what you chose: Cpu This will be more than enough for gaming, especially overclocked Motherboard You don't need to spend loads on a motherboard, this can run crossfire at x8/x8 if you wanted to get another graphics card. Ram You really don't need more than 8gb for anything other than photoshop etc. Gpu The gpu you chose was ridiculously overpriced as dan said, this one will be much faster. SSD HDD: the one you chose is fine Also, I don't think you will be able to fit both of the sickleflows on the side of your case with the v8 installed. Hope this helped
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    That sucks, I've never had any problems returning anything with ebuyer. Might be worth having a look on ebay for something like this if you're ok with buying used parts.
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    PSU 500w-800w

    Nice rig! I think something like a corsair cx600 would be fine.
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    Help with overvolting

    Just had a look and I don't think it is possible to change the cpu voltage on that motherboard, good luck overclocking anyway
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    Help with overvolting

    What motherboard do you have? It might not be possible to overvolt your cpu.
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    I pay for 12Mbps Internet

    less than £20 a month for 20mb/s, and our isp are doubling the speed for free soon I think your email was totally justified, 104 ping is ridiculous.
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    CoD 4

    I am!
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    New Build Virgin

    Nice build! Only thing I would say is that the 6970 you chose is really overpriced, If I was you I'd get 2 of these instead.
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    Buying My First Car

    How do you have $40,000 to spend on your first car?! If I was you I'd get something cheaper, so here's my suggestions: Toyota Starlet Glanza V- very fast, tuneable and reliable, quite economical but import only in the uk at least Peugeout 106 gti- Also fast and probably more economical but not as reliable. MKIV/V Golf GT- Very economical and quite fast especially when remapped, but it is a diesel.
  25. I'd change this before you even think about upgrading the gpu, but other than that your rig looks great and you should definitely see performance gains from swapping cards