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  1. The new graphics card might be something later as it does play the games I am currently playing pretty well but the SSD is probably the next logical upgrade.
  2. So I finally built the machine over the weekend. Came out very nicely. Ended up with: P8P67 Pro Core i5 2500k 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 8GB 1600Mhz G Skill CL8 RAM CM 690 II Advanced Works quite wonderfully but just a bit lagging on the HDD part where Windows 7 experience index has it pegged at a 5.9.
  3. I have been thinking about getting F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM and a Asrock P67 Extreme 4 but nothing set in stone yet.
  4. Just an update: I picked up the 2500k because it was on sale at canada computers for $209. I have not decided on the motherboard yet. Also curious, what kind of incompabilities should I be on the look out for? My dad keeps mentioning how ram & motherboard need to be compatible but I have my doubts if you just pick up the right parts and make sure everything is set correctly.
  5. I was recommended on this forum to get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 but i was also recommended to get this from canada computers... G.Skill Ripjaws X series DDR3 1600MHz (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 what's the difference between the two?
  6. To give this topic some life: So apparently Canadacomputers has some deals going on. The Motherboard I was being recommended: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_722&item_id=037036 The Case http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_112&item_id=027983 The HDD http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_210_212&item_id=029337 (what's the difference between black green and blue anyways?) opinions? Also what is the difference between the GSkill memory sticks with the PC3-12800 etc?
  7. What's a good H67 mobo then? How much will I be saving?
  8. Personal experience says that canada computers is cheaper than tigerdirect and sometimes on par with newegg hence why I am considering Canada Computers. Is there a speed difference with the chipsets you are recommending?
  9. Ok lets say I dont plan to overclock... whats your suggestion then?
  10. Well I like to have... options I see that Canada Computers is having a sale on CPUs this weekend though. 194.99 for a Core i5 2500. If I went with that instead, would I be able to overclock that CPU?
  11. Hmm I do not intend to overclock really but Im to listen to opinions. Also addendum to my previous post: what does the Xseries and Non x series for ripjaws do?
  12. I went to Canada Computers and got this quote: Intel Core i5 2400 189.99 G.Skill Ripjaws X series DDR3 1600MHz (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL) 84.99 Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3-B3 119.99 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 84.99 Asus DRW-24B1ST Black Sata 24x DVD-writer 24.99 Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced 89.99 Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 74.88 Corsair GS600 600W PSU 79.99 for a total after taxes: $859.49 Opinions? Also what is the difference between the ripjaws u outlined and the one I was quoted for?
  13. Im in Canada. While my budget is $1000, are there parts where I can skim on money? Also some of these brands are new to me, are there any reviews or opinions on these brands?
  14. In terms of budget... I am aiming somewhere around 1000 dollars. As for motherboards, do you have any other recommendations besides ASUS? I find ASUS tech support terribad.
  15. Referring to this topic here: http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=184476 I started buying new parts for my old computer to test what was wrong. In the end it seems like it is the motherboard that has failed on me now and I am looking to get a new computer. However I am not sure what I should be buying for the Motherboard, RAM and the CPU. It would be great if someone could provide some input. Here is what I have and looking for: Case: Cooler Master CM690 Advanced II PSU: Corsair GS600 Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 (this is what I am looking for in parts that I do not have at the moment) CPU: Intel Core i5 (not sure which one I should be getting) Memory: 6GB DDR3 (recommendations please) Motherboard: Something within $150 range Any help would be great.
  16. *bump to give life* So I was speaking to more people and everyone is suggesting for me to get a new power supply more or less. I was thinking about the GS600 by Corsair. It is on sale for 79.99 here and was wondering what do you guys think of it?
  17. So try no graphic card or any graphical output at all? Also to note: I used the Ultra Power Supply tester today to test my current PSU... everything seems to check out as fine. I really don't know where the problem lies at the moment now.
  18. That's a great picture thanks. Question though... If i were to go buy a new power supply... what should I know? I think I might be looking for a new PC and buy parts that may go into it but also work for my current PC as well. Any suggestions? Im looking for something that's like 550W and above. As for the CPU I may get for my next comp may be a phenom or a I3... depending on costs.
  19. What do you mean by daisy chain?
  20. What about the mobo... would you think its actually the motherboard? Also about today's power supply units... do they more or less fit universally for all cases? Also I should note that my PSU was originally designed for a 20 pin mobo but my mobo required a 24pin PSU. we used an adaptor.. would this be part of the problem?
  21. Just to give this a little life... I ran another 6 passes and no errors.
  22. I'll run memtest while I sleep tonight and report results in the morning. Also I think the 66mb is a typo on my part Edit: as of 8:17am, unfortunately I had to stop the memtest a bit short but 7 passes 0 errors.
  23. oh ok because i have 2048mb of memory but in memtest it only reports 1982mb.
  24. Would it matter that when I run memtest using onboard graphics, some of that memory is shared to video instead?
  25. So to bring this up to date: I ran memtest and it seemed ok. 2 passes and no errors. I tried a different PSU that I had lying around the house (425W but its old) and still same problem. My dad tried the 7600GT on his computer and it worked. Any other ideas?
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