1. Post #161
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    FullStreak12's Avatar
    October 2007
    6,823 Posts
    Is your main monitor VGA or DVI?
    It has DVI and VGA spots on it, I use DVI.
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  2. Post #162
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    December 2005
    16,012 Posts
    On which connections are you running your second screen? the 6850 only has one DVI-I slot, one DVI-D, one HDMI and one (mini)displayport. My bet is that you plugged a VGA monitor with a converter in on a DVI-D slot. DVI-I supports both analogue and digital signal, DVI-D does not.
    if it was DVI-D only the plug wouldn't fit
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  3. Post #163
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    April 2009
    485 Posts
    I need a laptop for my friend. Which would you recommend? Budget is 600, it would be used for school work, photo storage and edit, and watching movies. So a big HD and Screen are wanted.

    Sites which are prefered;
    http://www.mimovrste.com/katalog/ind...d=47&midl=null
    http://www.bigbang.si/
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  4. Post #164
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    November 2009
    3,625 Posts
    Friends building a PC, will he need an aftermarket heatsink for his CPU or will the stock be fine? This is without overclock.

    If it matters, gaming pc, i5 2500k cpu.
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  5. Post #165
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    Shadaez's Avatar
    December 2005
    16,012 Posts
    Friends building a PC, will he need an aftermarket heatsink for his CPU or will the stock be fine? This is without overclock.

    If it matters, gaming pc, i5 2500k cpu.
    stock is fine
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  6. Post #166
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    November 2007
    5,264 Posts
    Alright, so recently I decided to make an upgrade. So I got some parts together to build a new PC, and I planned on scavenging the parts from my old computer if possible (Specifically, PSU, HDD, and the RAM). I ran into a issue with the old PSU and need to buy a new one. But specifically I need to know how many watts I need, I've used a few calculators and so far the lowest amount some have said are 750 with the highest being 900. So to be sure I was hoping someone could tell me what I should go for.

    Specs are:

    Intel i7 2600k 3.4 (Not planning on overclocking anything)
    BIOSTAR TH67+
    2 ATI Radeon 6970s in crossfire
    4 GB DDR RAM
    7200 RPM 1.5 TB HDD.
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  7. Post #167
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    November 2008
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    an xfx 850w would be perfect if you ever do overclock, and gives you room in the future for more multi card setups
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  8. Post #168
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    November 2009
    3,625 Posts
    Quick scan on this please, does this look fine? Didn't want to make a thread for just a quick overlook. (reuse Hard drive, disk drives, video card)



    minus the hardrive, add:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227759
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  9. Post #169
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    -snip-
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  10. Post #170
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    February 2008
    5,015 Posts
    What's the maximum bitrate YouTube encodes at for 720p videos?
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  11. Post #171
    Quick scan on this please, does this look fine? Didn't want to make a thread for just a quick overlook. (reuse Hard drive, disk drives, video card)



    minus the hardrive, add:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227759
    Get a Crucial M4
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  12. Post #172
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    November 2008
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    What's the maximum bitrate YouTube encodes at for 720p videos?
    http://adterrasperaspera.com/blog/20...utube-bitrates
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  13. Post #173
    sdwise's Avatar
    July 2009
    2,263 Posts
    Rainmeter questions. Why is this not working?
    Also why is the player in this skin pack not working. I can't find where to input WMP in the coding.
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  14. Post #174
    Mr Jazz
    Makol's Avatar
    January 2009
    38,957 Posts
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  15. Post #175
    Cake like Lady Gaga
    Shadaez's Avatar
    December 2005
    16,012 Posts
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  16. Post #176
    Mr Jazz
    Makol's Avatar
    January 2009
    38,957 Posts
    I'm getting it for $300 since I have a $500 gift card.

    Also it's from Amazon, dunno why I linked it from Best Buy.

    Edited:

    And for opinions I was wondering if it'd be good for basic school use and maybe some light gaming at the most.
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  17. Post #177
    I'm getting it for $300 since I have a $500 gift card.

    Also it's from Amazon, dunno why I linked it from Best Buy.
    $500 gift card what
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  18. Post #178
    Mr Jazz
    Makol's Avatar
    January 2009
    38,957 Posts
    Yes.

    Gift cards can go up to $500.
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  19. Post #179
    where'd you acquire that from?
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  20. Post #180
    Mr Jazz
    Makol's Avatar
    January 2009
    38,957 Posts
    Sold stuff to Amazon.
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  21. Post #181
    that is amazing

    Edited:

    teach me how to do this
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  22. Post #182
    Mr Jazz
    Makol's Avatar
    January 2009
    38,957 Posts
    They buy textbooks and electronics.

    Just find the trade-in button thingy and have fun.
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  23. Post #183
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    August 2008
    3,807 Posts
    So my friend gonna buy a GPU. He (and I) are thinking he should get a 7970 but I just started to think if it will be a bottleneck with his CPU. He has a Intel Core i7-2600 3,4GHz if I remember right.
    Will the CPU be good for a 7970 or should he go for a 6970? He will buy one today I think.

    Thanks.
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  24. Post #184
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    March 2010
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    2600 will be enough to not bottleneck a 7970. It is one of the best CPU-s right now lol.

    7970 is the best GPU out right now, if he can, he should get it. 6970 is not really that powerful, more like a GTX570.
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  25. Post #185
    7970 has value over the 580 with performance, but it's still very expensive and prices will drop. I'd wait a few weeks.
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  26. Post #186
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    August 2008
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    7970 has value over the 580 with performance, but it's still very expensive and prices will drop. I'd wait a few weeks.
    The problem is he has bought everything else and just need a gpu to get it to work. He is willing to buy a 7970 right now. And he does not even have a computer at the moment, or he jhas the school laptop but it sucks.
    But I tell him to go for the 7970. Thanks for answer both of you.
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  27. Post #187
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    March 2010
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    If he hasn't bought yet, tell him to get the K version, it will be OC-able and 2600k OC-s well.
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  28. Post #188
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    August 2008
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    If he hasn't bought yet, tell him to get the K version, it will be OC-able and 2600k OC-s well.
    The CPU is already bought and it's not a K version. But do you say that there is a K version of the 7970 or am I reading your post wrong?
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  29. Post #189
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    March 2010
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    I meant the CPU but yeah, okay then.
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  30. Post #190
    If he has no use for the GPU, why buy it now?
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  31. Post #191
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    January 2005
    22,550 Posts
    bought a new monitor, would like two monitors at the same time but the bottom on dvi port on my hd6950 doesn't seem to work?

    Edited:

    oh wait someone just asked this? it's a dvi-i to vga adapter

    Edited:

    i've tried different combinations, both monitors and both adapters works, the bottom dvi port does not.
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  32. Post #192
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    November 2010
    4,386 Posts
    The problem is he has bought everything else and just need a gpu to get it to work. He is willing to buy a 7970 right now. And he does not even have a computer at the moment, or he jhas the school laptop but it sucks.
    But I tell him to go for the 7970. Thanks for answer both of you.
    If he has no use for the GPU, why buy it now?
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  33. Post #193
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    February 2010
    2,875 Posts
    Guess who it is again? Anyone know of a good CPU for a computer that handles light gaming that plays games such as L4D2 and Titan Quest? I'm trying to build a new rig for my dad.

    I wouldn't shy from the AMD FX either. Cheap yet good is what I'm looking for here. In fact, AMD's are pretty well known for having a better price/performance ratio. Of course any CPU, either AMD or Intel, would do.
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  34. Post #194
    Guess who it is again? Anyone know of a good CPU for a computer that handles light gaming that plays games such as L4D2 and Titan Quest? I'm trying to build a new rig for my dad.

    I wouldn't shy from the AMD FX either. Cheap yet good is what I'm looking for here. In fact, AMD's are pretty well known for having a better price/performance ratio. Of course any CPU, either AMD or Intel, would do.
    If you're going for cheapness, AMD Phenom II x4 955 is what you want, or if you want more performance, Intel i5-2500K
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  35. Post #195
    PLAY IT LOUD!!!
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    February 2010
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    If you're going for cheapness, AMD Phenom II x4 955 is what you want, or if you want more performance, Intel i5-2500K
    Was looking more for anything beyond 60 bucks. That particular Phenom is too expensive, and forget the i5-2500K.

    I was thinking more of an AMD Athlon II X2 260 or an AMD A4-3300

    Remember, this computer's gonna have a lower end video card in it, like a 430.
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  36. Post #196
    Was looking more for anything beyond 60 bucks. That particular Phenom is too expensive, and forget the i5-2500K.

    I was thinking more of an AMD Athlon II X2 260 or an AMD A4-3300

    Remember, this computer's gonna have a lower end video card in it, like a 430.
    I would definitely not go THAT cheap.

    Edited:

    I have a Phenom I x4 around here somewhere I could sell to you if you wanted to pay $50 or something
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  37. Post #197
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    July 2010
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    Will a Cooler Master Centurion 5 II be big enough for a 7970?
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6640
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  38. Post #198

    April 2011
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    Will a Cooler Master Centurion 5 II be big enough for a 7970?
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6640
    Probably. I don't know the dimensions of the 7970.
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  39. Post #199
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    July 2010
    264 Posts
    Probably. I don't know the dimensions of the 7970.
    Dimension 270(L)x97(W)x42(H)mm
    What I could read it would fit.

    Edited:

    But I just want to be sure so I'm not lying to my friend lol.
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  40. Post #200
    PLAY IT LOUD!!!
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    February 2010
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    I would definitely not go THAT cheap.

    Edited:

    I have a Phenom I x4 around here somewhere I could sell to you if you wanted to pay $50 or something
    Is it better than the above two processors I listed? If so I'll take your offer once I got money in my Paypal. That might be a while though.

    Also, what's it exact model name?
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