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  1. Eric_Cartman

    Resident Evil 7 keep crashing and I can't figure out why! I think video card is junk?

    I picked up Resident Evil 7 last week. But I can't seem to get pas the first level. At the same exact point the game just crashes. I've tried a few things. I've set all my overclocks to stock settings. That didn't help. I've been racking my brain. I tried the latest AMD video card...
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    Do have to buy all 4 sticks of RAM in the same package to get quad-channel?

    Heres the situation. I've been tasked by a local accounting company to build a VM server. They have multiple accountants out at customer's locations. Right now each person has a desktop at the central office, and a laptop used solely to remote into their desktop at the office. They spent...
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    Which SSD for Hard Drive Cache?

    I'm looking for an SSD to add to my system as a Cache for my 1TB Western Digital Red hard drive. I think I've narrowed down the search to either a OCZ Trion or a Patriot Blast. Both are available locally for the same price.
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    AMD Cards Don't Last As Long as Nvidia Cards. AMD Cards Die From Overheating.

    Just watched an interesting video. According to JayzTwoCents, he can't get older AMD cards because they die from overheating. I've heard that AMD cards overheat a lot and die more than nvidia before, so it was interesting to hear someone that deals with an insane amount of graphics cards...
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    OK to mount radiator with only 4 screws?

    I bought a new case and an H110i GT. The problem is the H110i GT doesn't line up exactly with the screw holes in the top of the case. One fan lines up perfectly, but the other fan is about a quarter inch off. So I used 4 long screws to mount through one fan and into the radiator to hold the...
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    600w Power Supply Enough?

    About to pull the trigger on part for a new build. This isn't replacing my main rig, it is a secondary rig that I'll be using for all the usual taks as well as running several VMs. System Parts: AMD FX-8320 @ 4.2-4.4GHz 24GB DDR3-1600 AsRock 990FX Extreme9+ GTX 465 CX600 NXZT 210 Elite Will...
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    Install Games on USB 3.0 Flash Drive?

    Newegg has these 128GB Corsair flash drives on sale for $30: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233566 I was thinking of grabbing me one or two and installing games on them on my main rig. How do you think it would work? I figure worst case, if running games off them...
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    CM Hyper 212 Evo + FX-8320

    I want to build myself a second rig for backup and just to play around with. I'm getting a FX-8320 CPU and want to overclock it. Will the Hyper 212 Evo handle the FX-8320? I'm not looking for a massive overclock, I'll be happy with 4.2GHz.
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    Beware: Apple Macbook False Advertising

    My roommate works for an advertising company. One of those small places that make the cheap ads for local businesses that run on late night public access. Anyway, they use Final Cut Pro to edit all their videos. He was using a Macbook Air from 2011, 1.6GHz dual-core i5 2.3GHz Turbo, 4GB RAM...
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    Need new wireless router and wireless card?

    My roommate and I upgraded our internet package to 50/15. He got a very big speed improvement, but I got nothing. The modem is in his room, we are just using the cable company's modem and router box. It is wireless N and I have a USB Wireless N card, but for some reason I'm only getting about...
  11. Eric_Cartman

    Far Cry 4 won't load?

    I built a computer for my friend, and he's been having fun with it. However, today he bought and tried to run Far Cry 4 and the game wouldn't load. It just sits at a black screen and he has to hard reset the computer. This is the only game he has had any issue with. I've tried running every...
  12. Eric_Cartman

    Need Help Picking Z97 Motherboard.

    For X-mas this year I got a little bit of money and an H60 and some cash. Instead of mounting the H60 on my FX-6300 and trying to get maybe another 200MHz out of it, I figured I would use the cash to upgrade to z97 and go Intel. I'm re-using almost everything in my system, I'm just replacing...
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    Is this a decent laptop?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231960 I'm looking to use the bulk of my x-mas bonus to buy that laptop. It is available at a local shop, open box, for $560. Is there anything better for the money? How will the 840M handle gaming?
  14. Eric_Cartman

    Upgrade from 670s in SLI to single 970?

    I'm thinking of selling off my 670s on ebay and taking the left overs from my x-mas bonus to buy a 970. I just recently moved to a 2560x1440 monitor and I think the 2GB is holding me back. Would this be an upgrade or more of a side grade or worst a downgrade?
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    Is Western Digital really this bad now or am I just unlucky?

    In a little over a year I've had 8 Western Digital hard drive die on me! It all started with the WD Green 1TB I was using as the OS drive in my main rig starting to die. I didn't really think much of it since the drive was kind of old, it was original from a pre-built HP I had before I built...
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    SLI GTX 760 4GB Enough for 4k?

    A friend is looking to buy a 4K TV. He's got SLI GTX 760 4GB cards in his computer and wants to know if they'll be enough for gaming at 4K. He's using HDMI so he'll be limited to 30Hz anyway, so as long as he can get a pretty steady 30FPS it will be fine.
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    Will an A10-7850K hold back a GTX 660ti?

    I'm going to be traveling a lot with my new job so I want to downsize my main gaming rig so I can take it with me. I'm thinking of building a SteamBox type machine, but not with SteamOS, so mITX. I'm looking at the A10-7850K paired with one of my GTX 660Ti. Will the A10-7850K be able to keep...
  18. Eric_Cartman

    Non-Gaming Daily Driver PSU?

    Would this power supply be decent for my parent's PC? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199 I've got a 20% Rosewill PSU promo code from newegg bringing the price down to $40, and then the $10 rebate brings it to $30. So $30 is the price I'm looking at, is there...
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    Is it still possible to play modern games on a Phenom II x6?

    So right before x-mas my motherboard died. I RMAed it to ASUS and they sent me back a replacement. The replacement is an R2.0 version but I think it should be close enough to the original. Anyway, at some point between when I took my FX-6300 out of the old motherboard and and when I received...
  20. Eric_Cartman

    i3-3217u vs. A6-5200

    I'm looking to buy a new laptop in the 14" range. I've narrowed it down to two laptops. Both are ultraslim or ultrabook class 14". One has an i3-3217u and the other has an A6-5200. Gaming on this is important to me. I know neither will handle modern games that well. So which is better for...
  21. Eric_Cartman

    i7 870 vs. FX 8320

    My friend is looking to upgrade. He currently has an i7 870 overclocked to 3.8GHz. He's looking at an FX 8320 which he hopes to clock to 4.4-4.6GHz with a H100. He has SLI GTX 660 Ti's and games on a 60" 1080p HDTV. Will the FX 8320 give a noticeable boost in performance? I tried googling...
  22. Eric_Cartman

    SSD just for steam?

    The main use of my computer is gaming, and 90% of my games are steam games. So would it be beneficial to get a small SSD and just put my Steam folder on it? I'm thinking the cheapest 32GB SSD I can find. ADATA Premier Pro SP600 ASP600S3-32GM-C 2.5" 32GB ...
  23. Eric_Cartman

    Game suggestions for new laptop.

    I just bought a new laptop, it will hopefully be here this week. Will it play any modern games? CPU A8-4500M (1.9GHz Quad-Core, 2.8GHz Turbo) Memory 4GB DDR3 Unknown Speed Will be Upgrading to 8GB DDR3-1600 HDD 500GB GPU AMD HD 7640G Screen Resolution 1366x768 I only paid $300 for the...
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    Pentium D 820 vs. AMD E-450

    My parent's computer is getting tired. It currently has a PD 820, 1GB RAM, Intel GMA graphics, Windows XP. I was thinking of picking them up this: HP Debranded TS-2P-AMD1010-R Desktop PC - Newegg.c... I'll be adding another 2GB stick of RAM to bring it to 4GB. Will the E-450 be a...
  25. Eric_Cartman

    An AMD Gaming Evolved game that uses nVidia PhysX! WTF?!

    How is this even possible that this exists? Why would a game developer under AMD use nVidia's physics engine over AMD's own? Why not TressFX? Why not at least Havok? And if nVidia keeps their technology so closed why is it even possible for an AMD developer to use it? Or is nVidia not...