1. Post #3681
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,130 Posts
    Also...I don't want to flood the thread so i'll post a livestream so I can get quick and easy answers.

    I hope you don't mind...

    www.livestream.com/radiomonster2

    -NOT DOING THIS, REALLY BAD QUALITY-

    Edited:

    an aftermarket doesnt need to be screwee in all the way, right?

    Edited:

    also how do i use standoffs? one for each corner?
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  2. Post #3682
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    I reformatted and the issue persists, it even has artifact lines in the BIOS, I do believe the GPU has had it, R.I.P 6870, for now atleast, I'm going to bake it once I remove the heatsink and see how that goes, I've successfully baked my old laptop's GPU a while ago and it worked.

    If baking it does fix it (temporarily or permanently), would pairing it with the 6850 do any damage to the 6850 if the 6870 was to start artifacting again (assuming baking it works)?
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  3. Post #3683
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    ManningQB18's Avatar
    April 2009
    9,855 Posts
    Also...I don't want to flood the thread so i'll post a livestream so I can get quick and easy answers.

    I hope you don't mind...

    www.livestream.com/radiomonster2

    -NOT DOING THIS, REALLY BAD QUALITY-

    Edited:

    an aftermarket doesnt need to be screwee in all the way, right?

    Edited:

    also how do i use standoffs? one for each corner?
    When I do them, I try to do as many as I can, but you'll be fine if you have a minimum of three. Corners would be great.
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  4. Post #3684
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,130 Posts


    where do these go?
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  5. Post #3685
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    HolyCrapAWalrus's Avatar
    November 2010
    4,300 Posts
    They go in the bottom of the motherboard, there should be a bunch of pins sticking up with tiny words around the outside that tell you where power led, hdd led, power switch and reset switch connectors go.
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  6. Post #3686
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,130 Posts


    these? the white one with pins

    also, would this go into there? does it need to?

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  7. Post #3687
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    HolyCrapAWalrus's Avatar
    November 2010
    4,300 Posts
    Yes, where the white pins are at is where they need to be plugged in, your motherboard manual will give you a bigger picture of it and where various connectors go if you can't read it directly on the board. As for the second picture, that cable you're holding is PCI-e power which plugs into your video card. What you need to plug into the motherboard there should be an 8 pin connector that is split into 4+4 (2 separate heads each with 4 pins)

    Edited:

    And it also may be solid 8, not broken apart depending on your PSU
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  8. Post #3688
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,130 Posts


    where does this go?

    Edited:

    From the front panel shit btw
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  9. Post #3689
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    HolyCrapAWalrus's Avatar
    November 2010
    4,300 Posts
    That's a molex plug, afaik it's only for fans and certain other peripherals
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  10. Post #3690
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,130 Posts
    Seems it connects to my front fans, where does it plug in?

    Edited:

    Also, my manual notes an IDE panel pin, but my connecter notes an HDD plug. What do I do?
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  11. Post #3691
    That's a molex plug, afaik it's only for fans and certain other peripherals
    It's also used for most IDE/PATA drives (SATA drives have their own power connector), so most PSUs have a few more than most people actually need, because some people still have those older hard drives.
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  12. Post #3692
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    ManningQB18's Avatar
    April 2009
    9,855 Posts
    Here's a method on how to do things for your computer:
    Find every separate part, each one will need both POWER and DATA
    Hard drive? Does it have power and data? Next.
    Optical Drive? Same thing.
    Video Card? Depends, is it fancy? Lower end cards can get their power from the PCI socket, but higher end ones need PCI-E power plugs. If your card needs it, the plug(s) will be right on the right edge, easily visible.
    I have yet to ever use a molex plug, but there are uses for them. Not everything on the power supply will plug into something, but every part on the computer will plug into the power supply (besides RAM, and to a lesser extent, the CPU[SUB]It has a separate power port on the motherboard[/SUB]).
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  13. Post #3693
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,130 Posts


    will any combo of PCI plugs work for my 670?

    Theres 4 in all, 2 with a 2 pin side one that isnt connected (with only one saying "pci-e"), and 2 with just 6 pins, no side thing, again, only one with pci-e
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  14. Post #3694
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    If anyone cares, I baked the 6870 and it's working perfectly, we'll see how it goes, glad I got the 6850 so I can now crossfire and have a backup if something happens, I was actually thinking of getting a 7770 for some reason, even with it's worse performance.
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  15. Post #3695
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,130 Posts


    heres what i mean, is this fine?
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  16. Post #3696
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    Yes
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  17. Post #3697
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,130 Posts
    not a question, but i'd just like to thank you guys for helping me get my computer together.

    i was panicing throught all of it, but you guys helped me through it.

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  18. Post #3698
    DustySheep's Avatar
    May 2011
    879 Posts
    My bro and I are gonna build my new computer when the parts come in
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  19. Post #3699
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,130 Posts
    after installing 78 updates, i tried loging in and it just stood there with mouse support and the login blue screen, do i shutdown and unapply updates?
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  20. Post #3700
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    Trekintosh's Avatar
    May 2012
    4,770 Posts
    My bro and I are gonna build my new computer when the parts come in
    Please tell us what parts you ended up using so we can yell at your brother if it's still his original terrible choices!
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  21. Post #3701
    Place a message on my profile stating how you feel towards me. (obligatory: scriptkiddy destroyer)
    Turing's Avatar
    March 2012
    4,362 Posts
    god damn it, which dell IPS monitor is the best for gaming?
    I'd usually buy the most expensive one but I don't need graphic designers one and the response times are horrible for "real IPS".
    So, should I get the U2410 or the U2412M?

    Edited:

    also I play FPS games


    also i was just told that the response times are really bad is that true
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  22. Post #3702
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    ShinyChrome's Avatar
    October 2006
    1,463 Posts
    god damn it, which dell IPS monitor is the best for gaming?
    I'd usually buy the most expensive one but I don't need graphic designers one and the response times are horrible for "real IPS".
    So, should I get the U2410 or the U2412M?

    Edited:

    also I play FPS games


    also i was just told that the response times are really bad is that true
    Can I ask you why you're looking for an IPS screen for gaming? Just want good colors?
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  23. Post #3703
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    Silentfood's Avatar
    November 2009
    861 Posts
    Okay, so my computer's internet is connected to a server which connects to my router. It uses Windows 2003, and bridges the connections.

    The main problem is the internet drops to my computer from the server if I livestream or download loads of crap at once. Or even if I browse a FP thread with loads of images *hint, hint*.

    How can I stop my home server from cutting my internet when I request loads of files? I've not had this issue with a Linux distro on the machine, but I require having Windows on it.

    Fanku.
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  24. Post #3704
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,414 Posts
    Watched this video:

    Is the MODMIC really that good? Because if it is true i won't wait one minute too long when it gets restocked on amazon here on fri/sat!
    This mic only goes to 17,5khz? That's not really good for high tones, should I consider buying something else?
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  25. Post #3705

    April 2011
    4,466 Posts
    Modmics are great. Probably your best choice that isn't a desk mic.
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  26. Post #3706
    Hearts
    Agent766's Avatar
    July 2007
    3,179 Posts
    So on my laptop, I created an account for my brother. It's been acting really weirdly though. He said it BSODed on him when he was trying to play WoW and when he lost wifi before and and I tried bringing up the network and sharing center, it gave me a blank white screen. Then when I tried rebooting, it hung at logging off. So I held the power button and rebooted. Later WoW crashed with a memory exception. I tried running Memtest86+ overnight. There was one fail on the fourth test (I stopped it while it was on 7). Seeing as it was only a single fail, does it mean my RAM's bad? I haven't had any issues when I've been using it for gaming on my own account.
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  27. Post #3707
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    bucketofshrimp's Avatar
    November 2011
    1,090 Posts
    What's the max temperature of a Radeon HD 6790?
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  28. Post #3708
    I pleasure myself while wearing Combine armour~~
    digigamer17's Avatar
    May 2010
    7,749 Posts
    My Asus GTX 560ti rattles at 45 in the MSI afterburner fan speed setting, is it normal or not?
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  29. Post #3709
    That Dog
    Ehmmett's Avatar
    March 2009
    12,804 Posts
    In a multimonitor setup, is it possible to have 2 60Hz monitors and 1 120Hz?
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  30. Post #3710
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    agentgamma's Avatar
    June 2010
    3,145 Posts
    What's a good DVD ripper? I have some stuff that I need to put on my PC.
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  31. Post #3711
    Sadboys2001
    MrFishcake's Avatar
    June 2011
    1,049 Posts
    Building a Gaming / Graphic Design PC

    This is what I am Buying


    + Sapphire HD 7950 2GB Graphics Card

    My question being. Should I change anything? (900 Budget)
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  32. Post #3712
    ADT
    Gold Member
    ADT's Avatar
    January 2010
    4,527 Posts
    Does anyone knows a good picture viewer app in Windows 7 that could remplace the default one (while having a nice esthetic/custom skins created by the community) ?
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  33. Post #3713
    Dragon Member
    Dragory's Avatar
    January 2006
    1,312 Posts
    Does anyone knows a good picture viewer app in Windows 7 that could remplace the default one (while having a nice esthetic/custom skins created by the community) ?
    Not sure about custom skins, but Google's Picasa has a nice picture viewer app.
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  34. Post #3714
    I'm a bit like this.
    josm's Avatar
    June 2012
    2,165 Posts
    Does anyone knows a good picture viewer app in Windows 7 that could remplace the default one (while having a nice esthetic/custom skins created by the community) ?
    IrfanView. Although, there isn't any skins for it.
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  35. Post #3715
    carrot's Avatar
    June 2007
    96 Posts
    Does anybody know of any usefull software/software collections except for hirens?
    I just started working in IT and it'd be great if anybody were to know of some.
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  36. Post #3716
    I'm a bit like this.
    josm's Avatar
    June 2012
    2,165 Posts
    Does anybody know of any usefull software/software collections except for hirens?
    I just started working in IT and it'd be great if anybody were to know of some.
    http://ninite.com/
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  37. Post #3717
    carrot's Avatar
    June 2007
    96 Posts
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  38. Post #3718
    I'm a bit like this.
    josm's Avatar
    June 2012
    2,165 Posts
    That's in Hirens
    Fuck, sorry.
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  39. Post #3719
    Gold Member
    alien_guy's Avatar
    June 2009
    4,309 Posts
    Building a Gaming / Graphic Design PC

    This is what I am Buying


    + Sapphire HD 7950 2GB Graphics Card

    My question being. Should I change anything? (900 Budget)
    Does the green part of the HDD mean it will power off all the time to save power? cause that would be annoying.

    If you can I would get the OEM version of the CPU since you don't need the intel cooler.

    Edited:

    Also, Why are you not using Scan.co.uk :



    Total 671.05
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  40. Post #3720
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    hexpunK's Avatar
    August 2008
    15,139 Posts
    Hey guys. Got a quick question about a new HSF for my AMD Phenom II x4 955BE. It currently runs relatively hot for the critical temps it has, idling around the high 30's/ 40's and under load sitting in the low 50's or higher (I keep HWMonitor running in the background, but I've only really run BF3 with it which maxed at around 53c).

    Is it worth buying a after market cooler do you think? And if so, would something like the Coolermaster TX3 be a decent budget option? I've checked out reviews for it on a few websites, it looks quite promising. Customer reviews for it on various websites seem quite positive as well. Or can you think of something else under 30, or less if shipping isn't free (I really don't have much money right now) that would fit in a Antec 300.
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