Recent content by Bennyb

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    Considering a new Build, please help

    I think I'll probably end up waiting. I didn't realize there were beta drivers out that help with GTA V performance issues. The game seems to be playable at the moment so I think I'll probably end up waiting. I'd rather not buy a used CPU. Are used CPUs a decent investment? It seems a bit...
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    Considering a new Build, please help

    So, nothing from this old system is worth salvaging? I'm not opposed to re-using the ram I already have, is 8 GB enough ram these days? Which PSU would you recommend? I'm assuming my 550W isn't powerful enough. Which MOBO would be comparable in that price range? Would using my 7850...
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    Considering a new Build, please help

    Ok so about 3 years ago I built a PC with the following specs: DIAMOND 7850PE52G Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge Dual-Core 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W BX80623I32100 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics...
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    7850 issues after RMA

    I cleared the CMOS already, that didn't work. The power cord is plugged in. The card works in the second slot only, but the first slot is still working as I have tried it with an alternate video card. I'm pretty much stumped here. The card definitely works, but doesn't work in the primary...
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    7850 issues after RMA

    Hi, Until about 3 weeks ago I had been using thiscard in my computer. The card died and was sent back for an RMA. In the meanwhile I began using 2 Radeon 4850's with crossfire. The motherboard I am using is an ASRock H77M. Today I received my replacement card (here). I removed...
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    Budget Gaming Rig

    So i'm trying to throw together a budget gaming rig here. What i've got so far is: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($111.99 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard...
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    Help with DOA computer/potential new computer build?

    So I was just gifted a Dell XPS 630 Specs here. It has a Quad core proc, two Radeon 4850s in SLI, and 8 gigs of RAM. Sadly as we were unable to prove the value of it, it was shipped uninsured and appears to have arrived with a busted motherboard. There is some physical damage to the case...
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    New comp build 1-1.2k budget

    Questions: 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming, Browsing. 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? Not too much above 1.2k with shipping/tax. 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if...
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    Help with a build?

    So, if you can't tell from the systems in my sig.... it's been a while since i've built a computer. I've been on a laptop for the past 5 years or so. Anyway, onto the questions: 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Mainly just gaming. SC2, LoL, Civ...
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    Considering Dumping my trusty G4, Some ?s

    I recently upgraded from a Powerbook g4 1.67ghz to a macbook pro 2.5ghz... When I was trying to find out what the power differences were I was pointed to this site: Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) PowerPC G4 @ 1.25...
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    Installing Windows MBP

    Well funny thing, I remembered my roommate left his usb dvd burner here and I hooked it up and sure enough it worked. I am currently on my macbook pro running windows.
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    Installing Windows MBP

    So, I am attempting to install windows on my MBP but I have hit somewhat of a roadblock. I have the Upgrade version of windows, and I used nlite to make a slipstreamed version with SP2, but when I go to install it is still requiring me to show another version of windows to the computer. I...
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    How powerful are the newest Macbook Pro's

    Oh, damn. Mine only has SP1 I believe... though I'm not sure. I bought Windows XP very soon after it first came out because I had been running ME. How much can copies be had for today?
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    wanting to get into

    I don't know... I'd take a 40D over a d200. Really the only thing the d200 has over the 40D is the build quality, everything else about the d200 is not really even close to as good as the 40D. But... 8 fps is WAYYY too much fun. It's a shame their entry level stuff is trash because they...
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    wanting to get into

    Carl Zeiss means nothing now. My roommates brand new P&S from sony has the 'carl zeiss' stamp of approval. Also, I am not a canon fan boy. I am a Nikon fan boy. The build and optical quality of Nikon lenses are superior to Canon IMO. L series glass is good, but the 70-200VR, and the...