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    Buy another 6850 for xfire or GTX 570??

    I may give the 670 a whirl. The 7950 looks good, but i've always been ATI and fancy something different and less troublesome drivers ;)
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    Buy another 6850 for xfire or GTX 570??

    I would prefer to go for a single powerful card over crossfire, but getting another for cheap and making use of my second pcie slot seems to be the best option. If I could, id go for the 670/680, but they seem quite expensive. The costs of life seem to like cropping up a lot. Just need...
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    Buy another 6850 for xfire or GTX 570??

    anyone? I would sell and get a 670 but it seems very expensive.
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    Buy another 6850 for xfire or GTX 570??

    I've recently just bought new internals for my old setup. The new parts consist of an i5 2500k, asrock extreme4 z77, 8gb corsair vengance 1866 ram. The card I have atm is an MSI HD6850 1gb clocked at 960cpu and 1100mem (on stock voltage- stable). I was thinking of getting another...
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    New upgrade to old computer - Memory advice needed

    So I have now ordered all the parts. I went for - Asrock Extreme4 z77 mobo (Are these all on pre-order in the uk?? Every site I have been to, these boards are out of stock and the soonest I will be getting one is the 18th - cant complain as it was only £110) 8GB Corsair Vengance 1866 cas...
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    New upgrade to old computer - Memory advice needed

    I think it may be worth it. It has come a lot under budget. Even with the Extreme 4 im still £75, at least, under budget. Probably more once i've found the best prices online. Contemplating selling my 6850 now and saving for something with more grunt :P
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    New upgrade to old computer - Memory advice needed

    The extreme 3 is about £30 cheaper than the z77 extreme4. I can find the extreme 3 for around £100-£110 and the extreme 4 at £130-£140
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    New upgrade to old computer - Memory advice needed

    I think I actually will. It was my original choice and seems incredible value. Too much choice makes me indecisive. Its the same when I eat out. Oh well. Everything turned out cheaper than expected!
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    New upgrade to old computer - Memory advice needed

    I've done a lot more research and looking as shiny parts for this planned upgrade. I have decided I dont want to go with ib. From what i've seen it is only a slight performance increase for less mhz, and the 2500k has proven itself to be a great chip. I've revised my budget and as it stands...
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    New upgrade to old computer - Memory advice needed

    Hmmm. After doig a bit more looking at the ivb chips, its made me wonder whether I should wait out a bit longer in order to see more reviews of the ivb. Arg! decisions!
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    New upgrade to old computer - Memory advice needed

    Cheers for the replys. Its given me some sort of idea!! I've decided on the 2500k because of the good things i've heard about it. Im sure ivb is going to be great, but the 2500k is tried and tested and has great performance. I guess its cheaper too? Although another possibility is to wait and...
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    New upgrade to old computer - Memory advice needed

    New upgrade to old computer Finally i've saved up enough money to upgrade my system. Im only upgrading the cpu, mobo and RAM as I already have a decent enough GC, Hdds and soundcard. Currently, and for the past 4ish + years (i think) i'm running a c2d conroe e6300 (b2). Its served me well...
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    Got my new 6850 :)

    After 3 years with my incredible 4770. I have finally got an upgrade. Managed to get an MSI cyclone Power card very cheap (£100). I thought the 4770 was a good card (for what I paid for it), but this one is even better. It isnt an oc version of the MSI but it still overclocks well. Ive...
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    Advice on a very budget gaming build.

    I would go intel. But prices for the i3s are stupid here in the uk (from all the websites ivebeen looking at). I can get a decent amd setup cheaper. If I could get an i3 setup cheaper, I would go for it :)
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    Advice on a very budget gaming build.

    Cheers Tigger. I think i will go for the card first. As it also benfits my gf. Shes getting my 4770 to replace her x1950gt. Does anyone have any advice on budget AM3+ mobos? Im really not sure what to get. Good overclockability is a must. :)
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    Advice on a very budget gaming build.

    Motherboard (AM3+) advice on a budget gaming build. Just need a bit of advice on a build im looking to do, within the next couple of months. Im still running one of the first conroe e6300 c2d @3ghz, with 2gb of ram @ 960mhz. Its starting to show its age now. Im pretty sure im going to go...
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    gigabyte ga-965p-dq6 wont post after it deleted bios please help.

    The fdd should be the first thing to boot on your board...i think :P Ill have a check around to see if i can find anythign else for you :) You could also try here http://www.giga-byte.com/Support/ServiceCenter.aspx
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    gigabyte ga-965p-dq6 wont post after it deleted bios please help.

    Did it delete both the main bios and backup bios? Because these motherboards should boot into the backup bios if anything has gone wrong, with the main one. I have no idea whether it will work, but if you have access to a floppy disk, and have a fdd on your pc, try putting the latest bios for...
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    My Mobo died. Need your advice :)

    Ok, did a bit more testing. It actually looks like it maybe a memory problem as opposed to the actual motherboard. Currently its running with some OCZ reapers. Tested it with each stick and found that with one stick the computer booted fine, but with the other it did the thing its been doing...
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    My Mobo died. Need your advice :)

    Ive had the motherboard for 2+ years...i think lol. Warranty has run out :( Im very tempted by the X48 DS5 as I would like to throw in another 4770 at some point (Great cards). But on the other hand, if the older P35 boards are good overclockers I may look into them. I have been tempted by...
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    My Mobo died. Need your advice :)

    I do. Managed to get this e6300 up to 3.3ghz on this DS4, but cooling wasn't enough to keep it there. Just keep it at 3Ghz usually. Keeps the temps low. I was under the impression that the DS4/DS5 & DQ6 where better boards than the DS3? Also just read that the X48 chipset on the DS5 i linked...
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    My Mobo died. Need your advice :)

    Hey guys, Was having problems with my system a while ago. Turns out the memory had gone. Upgraded it and the GC (went for a 4770). Then everything was running fine. It looks like my motherboard has given up now, though :( Seems like its royally broken. I can get it to post if I take the...
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    I think my graphics card is on its last legs :(

    I did a stress test on the memory, about 800% coverage with memtest, didnt throw up any errors, so im happy with that :D The PSU is pretty new, well 5months ago new ;) its a hiper 580w and its hardly been used. Ill back up all my stuff and reformat. PC is due for a proper clean anyways :P I...
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    I think my graphics card is on its last legs :(

    Hey guys, Just got my main computer back from uni and it looks like im going to have to spend money on new parts for it. Its been sat, unused, with the occasional power up for the past 5ish months :S Just got it back to the house yesterday and fired it up properly for the first time. At...