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  1. Hello, I am thinking of upgrading my ram. I only have 2 slots used and they are Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800). My question is can I add 2 x 8GB in my open slots and have everything work correctly or do I need to upgrade all 4 at the same time? Also does the timing matter? I was thinking of adding these to my system. G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Intel 100/9/8/7/6 Series Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXLL

    Any help or recommendations would be helpful. Thank.

  2. I just got back into folding and upgraded the software. I used to not be able to use my GPU and could never figure it out. Now with the new software it was really easy to add my GPU to it. However when I set the settings to Full load the CPU kept constant but GPU would go from 0 to 100 back to 0 in surges. When I lowered the settings to Medium it fixed the GPU and it now runs at 100% but the CPU's are running at a slightly lower setting. Is it a [email protected] stability issue or a GPU not quite overclocked right? I have been running this GPU with its current setting since I got it and I haven't had any problems.  I uploaded the sensor log for my GPU.

  3. Hey everyone. I have been researching and trying to pick out the parts for my wife's next PC. I just wanted to get your opinion on the build before I give it the go, because it was everyone here that helped me get this old beast that I have now and I still love it. I was planing on just using Newegg to buy all the parts but it looks as if I could save around $100 or so by going trough multiple websites found by PCPartsPicker. I definitely plan on overclocking it to get all its potential. I wasn't quite planing on spending this much on it but I am not sure where I can and should skimp. Something that was not in my original plans is to keep my wife's old computer and give it to the kids. That upped the price quite a bit.




    Case: Thermaltake Chaser Series Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case    $160

    The case is something she picked out because she thinks it pretty. lol


    MB: ASUS Z170-A LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard    $155

    This seems to be the most popular Motherboard out right now but I don't know if its the best choice.


    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132566&ignorebbr=1    $255

    I picked this CPU so that I could overclock it.


    Water Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181100'>Corsair Hydro Series

  4. For that price range the 270x 280 285 and gtx 960 are all good options. 280x are available sometimes for 200 but are pretty power hungry. That psu should be enough but it might be close if you are overclocking.


    My wife uses a gtx 660 and she gets good FPS at high at 1080p

    Thank you for your feedback.

  5. My wife is turning 35 in 20 days. I was thinking of upgrading her PC a little and wanted your advice since I haven't been keeping up to date on the new technology. Right now she is just using the CPU's GPU. She mostly plays WoW and uses her PC o browse the internet. We both have a 27 inch monitor but I still catch her using mine to play her games, ha ha. I was planing on spending around $200 on her GPU and I found one that had nice reviews. 

    SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100364VXL Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5.

    I am open to suggestions on video cards though. I am also going to need a new PSU as hers is only a 430 watt. I feel that a new video card would make her computer a lot more enjoyable for her to use.


    Her current specs are:

    Motherboard: ASUS F2A55-M LK PLUS FM2 AMD A55

    CPU: AMD-FM2 A8-5600k
    Ram: 2x4gb ddr3-1600mhz Team Xtreme
    PSU: Corsair Builder series430 watt.

  6. Case: HAF 932 Blue edition

    Mobo: ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 Fatal1ty 

    CPU: i5 2500K

    PSU SeaSonic X-1250

    GPU GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950

    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

    SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120.

    HDD: 250GB is an old one from my last PC

    Water Cooler: XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 Universal CPU / Triple Radiator Water Cooling Kit w/ RX360 Radiator

    Monitor is 27inch

    Speaker: Sucky ones.

    Mouse is Breaking




    Yeah I paid over $200 for my first 120GB SSD and now I've got 7 of them in various systems I use/members of my family use.  My old Studio 15 Dell is the last PC that I regularly use that has only a mechanical HDD and it drives me nuts with the slow speed. I just might put my old Vertex II in it now that I've got another SSD in its old home.  


    Dude l paid $400 for 2 60GB when the first came out. So everything now is so much cheaper that makes me what to smack myself.


    But Its people like you that buy them early on so that people like me can buy them later cheaper. 

  8. That's half as much as I would expect if it was sold in aus. I would totally buy that because 2x 512GB 840 pros here cost $1k


    Have you ever thought of having someone in the US buy it for you and then send it to you? I understand that it's hard to trust someone with that much cash but I am sure you have enough friends here that you could do that.

  9. Thanks everyone. I have read your comments and let him read CE's email about Win8. He was using Win XP and he is getting a new computer and he just didn't know if he should get Win 7 or 8 as they were the same price for him. I have never touched Win 8 so I could only tell him what I have read in the past. I thought by now there would be a lot more people who have used it and would give a good opinion on it vs when it first came out. I am still now sure what he is getting but at least he has more views on it. Thanks.

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