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;
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.
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.
Intel i7 2600k 3.4 (Not planning on overclocking anything)
2 ATI Radeon 6970s in crossfire
4 GB DDR RAM
7200 RPM 1.5 TB HDD.
an xfx 850w would be perfect if you ever do overclock, and gives you room in the future for more multi card setups
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:
What's the maximum bitrate YouTube encodes at for 720p videos?
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.
And for opinions I was wondering if it'd be good for basic school use and maybe some light gaming at the most.
Gift cards can go up to $500.
where'd you acquire that from?
Sold stuff to Amazon.
that is amazing
teach me how to do this
They buy textbooks and electronics.
Just find the trade-in button thingy and have fun.
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.
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.
7970 has value over the 580 with performance, but it's still very expensive and prices will drop. I'd wait a few weeks.
But I tell him to go for the 7970. Thanks for answer both of you.
If he hasn't bought yet, tell him to get the K version, it will be OC-able and 2600k OC-s well.
I meant the CPU but yeah, okay then.
If he has no use for the GPU, why buy it now?
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?
oh wait someone just asked this? it's a dvi-i to vga adapter
i've tried different combinations, both monitors and both adapters works, the bottom dvi port does not.
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.