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163442 No.1960   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

I've never built a computer before, but I want to build my next one.

So how does this look?

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>> No.2028   [Delete]   [Edit]

Looks okay but I suggest these things instead:
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

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Thinking about it, I probably would be better off with the 3.2 quad than the 2.8 hex as I don't plan on doing a lot of 3D rendering or video encoding. However, that hard drive is 3.0 gb/s, while the mobo I picked out works with 6.0 gb/s so I wouldn't be able to take advantage of that with that drive.

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Guys, seriously, CM590... Out of the many cases I've dealt with this ones the only case I will build with anymore. Just tape off the extra vents and turn the PSU fan up (inside) and it will eliminate dust issues.
Roomy, quiet, rubber mounted drives, filtered, locate drives anywhere...

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How do you go about taping up the extra vents? And if you wanted to reduce the dust, wouldn't you need filters for the fans?

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The front bezel has filtration. None of the other vents do. I use a aluminum foil based tape and just tape them from the inside. One 120mm fan for the drives (intake), and one exhausting from the rear, one exhausting from the psu, and plenty of ventilation from the front.

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23618 No.2006   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

Am I the only one here who pronounces "cache" as "kaysh?" It turns out that it is not a proper pronunciation. My professor seemed to ignore silently my (correct) answer to a question in class today because I said "kaysh." All this time I thought those who corrected me simply had money on the mind....

>> No.2009   [Delete]   [Edit]

Oh hey, I always thought it was pronounced that way too.
But according to http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=cache
It's pronounced the same way as "cash".

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>> No.2010   [Delete]   [Edit]
>Am I the only one here who pronounces "cache" as "kaysh?"


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64487 No.1997   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

So every time I run music or video on my Vista partition, I notice it keeps changing my default media players. Every time I save it to open in one media player, it changes back later on. I also notice Vista refuses to save certain preferences like "do not show me this again" boxes. I click them, they keep coming back. Fucks this all about? Is there something I don't know about or does Vista really have the short term memory of a weed smoking hippie?

>> No.1998   [Delete]   [Edit]

Vista does indeed suck ass. At least XP or 7 doesn't make your computer blow up in your face.

>> No.2002   [Delete]   [Edit]

Run said media application as "administrator" and then associate the files from within the program.

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144289 No.1977   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

ATI Radeon 5770. Anyone have one? How does it fair against the 5800 series? Should I spend the extra money for the 58XX? I'm buying one for heavy gaming, but kinda budgeted. If there isnt much impact, I'll stick to teh 5770.

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Although it's from back in June, it still can serve as a nice guidelines for comparison.

>> No.1991   [Delete]   [Edit]

Got a R5770 the other week, it's amazing, seriously. Not only does it run everything maxed at 1080p but the computer seems to blow out cool air now..

>> No.1999   [Delete]   [Edit]

dunno if you made your decision yet but get the GTS 450. It's around the same price or cheaper and it's better.

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Yeah I've had this for about 2 weeks now and am VERY pleased. And I don't know about better. I have watched videos on a ton of benchmark tests against other NVIDIA cards and the 5770 is about 50/50 against other NVIDIA midrange cards. As far as I am concerned (for what I use my machine for), this works great.

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31193 No.1996   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

Who here uses a microswitch keyboard?

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1205889 No.1979   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]


Cracked open a few of my USBs, and am wondering if /tech/ has any fun ideas for em?

Top is a 2GB, bottom is 4GB.

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Are you asking what to encase them in?
Obligatory Suiseiseki keychain.

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make them touch each other

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i came

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>> No.1995   [Delete]   [Edit]

Insert them into your rectum

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311488 No.1973   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

so I bought a 30 gb SDD drive some time ago to try this fancy pancy stuff out which I used to install vista ultimate x64 on.
big mistake, as I constanty have to manage the only 1 gb remainging free space. (fucking everything wants to be put on your c drive god dammit)

now I downloaded windows 7. will it fit on 30 gbs with at least a little free space to play around in? maybe gasp have my virtual memory on the same drive?

>> No.1974   [Delete]   [Edit]

That should be enough space.

>> No.1975   [Delete]   [Edit]

Well, if you don't feel like putting much on it, then fine. You won't even be able to fit that many games on it. I suggest you go get an Intel X-25M or a Crucial RealSSD 300 instead. The former is 160 GB, the latter is 250 GB. Both have very good performance, the latter is faster overall but the former is better in different in some areas and is cheaper too. You might as well sell/ditch the old one and upgrade. Windows 7 should handle the SSD better than Vista too.

Here's a link to a recent SSD roundup: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-7-ssd-trim,2705.html

>> No.1976   [Delete]   [Edit]

thanks guys

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40496 No.1909   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

Can /tech/ suggest a decent mic?
I just got VoIP and Skype connected to a makeshift voice changer, but my laptop mic blows and so have the ones I've bought. I need a desktop mic with some range so that I don't need the thing shoved down my throat to pick up sound. I already have headphones coming out of my ass so I'm avoiding headsets, and 3.5mm jack would be best since it's a laptop and has limited USB ports.

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>> No.1915   [Delete]   [Edit]

I seem to pick up a lot of noise with analog microphones. Could just be my pc. I wouldn't suggest logitec though.

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Just ordered me sum Zalman, heard lots of good things about it, so, yeah. Here's hoping.

>> No.1954   [Delete]   [Edit]

Crap, this mic picks up a lot of background fuzz. Really wishing I got >>1910

>> No.1964   [Delete]   [Edit]

See if your computer has a noise reduction option. I seen that option in realtek software.

>> No.1965   [Delete]   [Edit]

It was enabled by default. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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346198 No.1955   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

what does /tech/ think?

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This was a triumph.

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I'm making a note here, huge success.

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<Portal reference>

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531587 No.1922   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

good evening /tech/nowizards, i need a new computer. nothing high-end, just decent enough to play games like dragon age, mass effect 2 etc on stable 60 frames. my budget is limited to 200-250€. maybe i can bring up a some more next month or so.

WHAT I NEED: Mainboard - RAM - CPU
don't worry about videocard. maybe a case and PSU would be neat soon, though my current ones are still doing their jobs.

assumingly good offers i've found yet:


also found some offers on Corsair 2GB DDR3 for about 45€

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>> No.1929   [Delete]   [Edit]

That first board sounds great and I support that triple core CPU you're getting. Corsair RAM is decent since they're good with cooling. G. Skill RAM is good too.

>> No.1934   [Delete]   [Edit]

i noticed that the first motherboard doesnt support Athlon II X3 CPUs. how about this one?

also maybe this chassis inclusive PSU

Last edited 10/08/15(Sun)23:51.

>> No.1941   [Delete]   [Edit]

That motherboard looks good.

>> No.1951   [Delete]   [Edit]


>enough to play games like dragon age, mass effect 2 etc on stable 60 frames.
>don't worry about videocard


>> No.1957   [Delete]   [Edit]

Also ich würde dir davon abraten AMD zu kaufen. Preisleistungsverhältnis sind sie recht gut aber nicht vergleichbar mit Intel. Was du an Geld beim Kauf für AMD-Produkte sparst haust du später mit Stromverbrauch wieder raus.

Falls du einen Conrad in der nähe hast, könnte dir vielleicht das hier zusprechen:

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