The PC Building Thread

Discussion in 'Other Games' started by Scutch, 8 October 2011.

  1. vondave

    vondave Stretford End

    9 August 2005
    Fair enough thank you
     
  2. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    La Manga Del Mar Menor, Spain.
    Sheffield Wednesday
    Got my "2x MSI Nvidia GTX 770 Gaming 4GB" installed on the MSI 970A Krait SLI edition motherboard, everything is working but after a few minutes of playing I'm getting a loud internal speaker type sound from the motherboard, which is strange because I wasn't aware it had an internal speaker, I can find no settings in the bios about such an alert, nothing in the manual.

    If I run kombustor it actually makes the sound the second kombustor starts which makes no sense at all. You can see in the pic the second I've opened Kombustor it's not reporting high temps or anything so I don't understand what the problem is frown emoticon

    [​IMG]

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  3. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    La Manga Del Mar Menor, Spain.
    Sheffield Wednesday

    Figured it out!

    I thought I'd record the sound to add to the post, as I was leaned down with my phone I noticed the UPS was flashing, of course! New higher power supply and SLI = higher power drain, which my old UPS is not rated for, moved my PC plug into a standard socket, tested SLI, no alarm! So now I just need to upgrade my UPS!
     
  4. beachryan

    beachryan Golden Boot Winner

    4 July 2003
    Bermuda
    Not sure if anyone can help on here, looking for some home networking advice. Basically, I have a perfectly good home network, call it netA, around my house, using my ISP settings on their modem with some powerline adapters.

    In the living room, the missus is demanding proper Netflix on the Roku, and to do that I have to use some fancier features of a router, so I have a spare router just in that room, hardwired back into netA but also with different DNS/Static Routes for the hardwire into Roku.

    The issue is, that router doesn't appear anywhere on my home Network. It gets the internet connection fine from netA, but if I install a NAS or something, I can't see it.

    So my question: can you use advanced DNS/Static Routing on an Access Point? Or does it have to be 'dumb' and let the main router deal with that? Thanks for any help!
     
  5. spurs7

    spurs7 Conference

    6 April 2012
    Hi guys can i get a bit of advise someone has offered me this gaming laptop for my desktop as a swap and his giving me a 100 pound aswell...here is the laptop specs.....Cyberpower Gaming Fangbook BX17 970 is configured to have you gaming straight out of the box. The Intel® Core™ i7-5700HQ CPU (2.7GHZ) is the latest Intel core i7 CPU and turbo’s up to 3.5GHZ. Thanks to its improved architecture, the Core i7-5700HQ offers a performance similar to the Haswell-based i7 processors but with a 14nm architecture. The CPU has more than sufficient power for demanding applications, modern games and intense multitasking. The dedicated GTX 970M 3GB GPU means you can enjoy playing all your favourite games at 1080p With GTX 970M, nothing will hold you back from taking on - and dominating - you’re most challenging games. The Cyberpower Fangbook BX17 970 comes with Windows 10 Home Edition pre-installed and comes with a 1 year return to base warranty. With years of experience building high end gaming PC's quality is assured with Cyberpower. As always with Cyberpower you get all the latest technology included and the best performance for your budget. Full Specification: . Windows 10 Home Edition 64-bit . Intel® Core™ i7-5700HQ 2.7GHZ CPU . 17.3” LCD (1920 x1080) Anti Glare Display . 16GB Kingston DDR3 1600Mhz RAM . 240GB SSD + 1TB hard drive . NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970M 3GB dedicated graphics . DVD-RW Multi DVD Rewriter . Gigabit LAN . 867Mbps Wi-Fi + BT 4.0 . 2 Channel (stereo ) onboard Audio . 1x USB 2.0, 3 x USB 3.0, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack, 1x Audio Jacks, 1 x Microphone Jack, 1x HDMI Port, and a HD Webcam. . H 30 to 300, W 420, D 280mm . Weight 2.8kg . Cyberpower Fangbook BX17 970 Gaming Laptop Depth: 254 MM Height: 280 MM Width: 260 MM Dongle Required: N Touch Screen: N Wifi Enabled: Y 5 months old.
    And this is my desktop specs....

    - Intel i5-4670k with a seidon 120v closed loop watercooler Case - NZXT Phantom 410 mid tower (Red) GPU - ACX Superclocked GTX 760 x2 SLI Ram - Corsair Vengeance DDR3 - 1600 (Red) x2 PSU - Corsair CSM 750 80+ Gold certified semi modular ATX power supply Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Harddrive - 1TB . Would this be a good deal? Thanks for any advise .
     
  6. bsmaff

    bsmaff International

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    I would say this is up to you.. Value wise your getting the better deal I would say.
    But do you want a laptop? Laptops are pretty much obsolete in this day and age.
     
    Last edited: 1 March 2016
  7. Cesc Fabregas

    Cesc Fabregas Gooner

    15 June 2007
    Germany
    BVB / Arsenal
    Got my PC since last week. Really happy with it so far, amazingly fast and silent :) thanks to all who helped me choosing the components, especially bsmaff.

    Btw. just realised when I got it that pcspecialist uses the custom Zotac GTX 980 Ti. Amazing :D expected to get the stock one.

    The Dell S2716dg also looks fantastic by using a custom icc colour profile, GSync works very well, too.
     
    Last edited: 14 March 2016
  8. Cesc Fabregas

    Cesc Fabregas Gooner

    15 June 2007
    Germany
    BVB / Arsenal
    I need suggestions for the PC of a buddy. The components are kinda old but it doesn't matter.

    He wants to get new 16 GB RAM and a new very silent CPU cooler.

    AMD Phenom II X6 Black Edition 1090T 6x 3.20GHz So.AM3 BOX
    4GB (2x 2048MB) Kingston ValueRAM DDR3-1333 DIMM CL9-9-9-24 Dual Kit
    Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 AMD 870 So.AM3 Dual Channel DDR3 ATX Retail
    750 Watt XFX TS-Series-Full-Wired Non-Modular 80+ Bronze
    1024MB Powercolor Radeon HD 6870 GDDR5 PCIe

    The budget should be not more than 100€ for both together while the RAM is the priority.

    Any suggestions? :)
     
  9. bsmaff

    bsmaff International

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    Last edited: 25 July 2016
  10. Cesc Fabregas

    Cesc Fabregas Gooner

    15 June 2007
    Germany
    BVB / Arsenal
    Cheers bsmaff :)

    Do you also have a suggestion for a SSD 120 or 128 GB for around 50 €?
     
  11. superleeds1

    superleeds1 72 Veteran Staff

    16 July 2004
    LUFC O.K.
  12. bsmaff

    bsmaff International

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    Looking at a quick few reviews online I would recommend:-
    Scores highly and is highly recommended for budget systems:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-12...8&qid=1469530824&sr=8-3&keywords=toshiba+q300

    Also the OCZ Arc drives are good performers and cheapish:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-Storag...e=UTF8&qid=1469530870&sr=8-2&keywords=ocz+arc

    Personally myself I would not purchase from Scam - they have an incredibly bad reputation amongst system builders.
    Because if something breaks they won't fix it - And will tell you to contact the manufacturer.
     
  13. zlac

    zlac League? What league?

    2 February 2007
    Croatia
    I'm about to buy a new rig and I'm considering to go for something like this for an all-round + gaming machine (minus video processing or any similar activity which would considerably benefit from hyper-threading).

    CASE: CoolerMaster CM690 III Advanced
    CPU: Intel i5-6600k 3.5GHz (+ thermal paste Arctic MX-4 Extreme)
    CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212X Fan (120mm)
    MB: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 3
    RAM: 16GB HyperX Savage DDR4 3000MHz (2x8GB Kit)
    GPU: 8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070
    SSD: SAMSUNG PM951 M.2, 512GB, PCIe NVMe (up to 1050MB/R, 560MB/W)
    HDD: 2TB WD BLACK
    Optical: 24x DL DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
    PSU: Corsair 650W CS Series, Modular 80 Plus® Gold, Ultra Quiet

    Does any component stand out as outrageously unbalanced? Thoughts or suggestions? Price range of the above mentioned tower would be around 1800€.
     
    Last edited: 31 August 2016
  14. bsmaff

    bsmaff International

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    No looks a solid build.
    As for the rest nothing wrong with it only thing I would probably consider changing is you don't need a WD black drive - you can get the cheaper drives if just for data.
    Also it is more a personal preference of mine, but I don't like Gigabyte boards - I always go with ASUS, but that is a personal preference as find Gigabyte boards unrealiable in the past.
     
    Last edited: 31 August 2016
  15. VuZet

    VuZet Pro Evo 6!

    5 June 2005
    Huddersfield
    Well, after couple of days of intensive searching, I have made a selection of potential GPU purchase. Still three players in the game which, in my opinion, I should take into consideration.

    Budget : £350 - £370 (maximum)

    After watching 39 videos on Youtube with GPUs comparison, beechmarks and the other stuff, I still have no idea what is more worth to get.


    MSI
    GeForce GTX 1070 ARMOR OC 8192MB

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/msi-...ddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-32c-ms.html

    ASUS STRIX GTX 980 Ti Gaming NVIDIA


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product...act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Or

    EVGA
    GeForce GTX 980Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ 6144MB
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/evga...s-graphics-card-06g-p4-4995-kr-gx-282-ea.html

    Or do you recommend any other reference model of GTX 980 TI?

    Thanks in any advance! :)
     
  16. bsmaff

    bsmaff International

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    The 1070 is more powerful than the 980ti.

    I have also seen the 980ti cheaper they have been posted on UK Hot Deals for £299.
     
  17. Hey guys!

    I'm looking for your input.

    I'm thinking of upgrading my PC. You can see my current specs on my Signature below.

    I just bought these:

    MSI Enthuastic Gaming Intel Z170A LGA 1151 DDR4 USB 3.1 ATX Motherboard (Z170A Gaming M7)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0131GA4PK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 3200 C16 for DDR4 Systems - White
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EI5ZRQY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    And since my I couldn't afford to get everything at once, next month I'll be getting this:
    Intel Core i7 6700K 4.00 GHz Unlocked Quad Core Skylake Desktop Processor, Socket LGA 1151 [BX80662I76700K]
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012M8LXQW/ref=twister_B015OTEPGQ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    And then, on March, I'll get this:
    NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower Computer Case , White/Blue (CA-PH410-W2)
    https://www.amazon.com/Phantom-Towe...132355&sr=1-2&keywords=NZXT+Phantom+410+white

    And then probably some kind of cooling system (don't know which one yet).

    And I plan to keep my current Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon Tri-x R9 290x 4gb Ddr5 Oc Gddr5 and my HDDs.

    What do you think?
     
  18. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    Back again lol

    I'm thinking of beefing up my PC a little and think the processor need changing. I've currently got a i3 3220 and need a little help.

    Im not looking to spend a lot just up to £150 and have narrowed it down to these but just wanted to run it by you guys that's in the know.

    Im looking at a AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core for £82 and because i have a old socket 1155 motherboard i'm gonna have to get one of them as well which has to fit my micro atx case and is Socket AM3+ and have found this Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 for £50

    This mobo fits all my current stuff, the GeForce GTX 580 and the DDR3 DIMM i have so i shouldn't need to do anything else as far as i know. (I've just noticed it only has 2 DIMM slots which may be a problem in the future and it has SATA 3Gb/s connectors when i need 6Gb/s so i'm gonna have to find another mobo)

    Is this a decent enough upgrade and any recommendations on a GPU and mobo if not?

    TIA :)
     
    Last edited: 31 December 2016
  19. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    If that CPU is OK i'm gonna have to get this motherboard i think for £58

    Asrock 970M Pro3

    The only problem is that my current mobo has 5 fan connectors and this has 3, but ill just split one i think because i use 4.
     
  20. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
  21. Thespeedster84

    Thespeedster84 Champions League

    4 October 2010
    Jakarta City
    Why not a used i5 3550/3570/3570K or even i7 3770 ?
     
  22. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    I looked at the price and thought they were too expensive but I've just looked and saw that they are socket 1155, so the price i'm paying for a new motherboard could go towards a i5 or i7

    I'm a bit weary about buying second hand CPU's though, do you think it's wise buying a second hand one?

    Looking on ebay i could get a i5 3570K from £115 so if i do go the route you suggested i would be saving money as well lol. I could probably get the i7 for £150.

    Should i just stick to the i5 3570k and save £35?
     
  23. bsmaff

    bsmaff International

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    If you are looking at processors wait a month.

    Kaby Lake is being released in a few days and Skylake, Haswell and Ivybridge processor prices are going to drop or you will be able to get the new Kaby Lake chips the same price as Skylake and probably a 15% increase in performance at the same time.
     
  24. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
  25. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    Forgot to add it comes with 3 fans and i'm thinking of buying a fan controller, are they worth it or not?

    [​IMG]
     

  26. Nice thanks.
    Do you happen to know the release date of Kaby Lake? So I can start checking if/when prices drop for Skylake.
     

  27. Sorry to quote myself, but I'm still interested in what you guys have to say about this.
     
  28. bsmaff

    bsmaff International

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    Personally I have never bothered with Fan controllers as I just configure my fans within the BIOS.
     
  29. bsmaff

    bsmaff International

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    Nothing wrong with the build..

    Just need to ask do you really need an i7 over an i5, performance wise they are very very similar.
     
  30. I want something that will let me upgrade in, say, 2 years without having to totally rebuild my PC like I have to do now.
    For example, take the 16GB RAM DDR4 to 32 without having to get another motherboard. Or upgrade the processor whenever Intel decides to create something new.

    So I thought the i7 Skylake would let me be easy for quite some time before I have to go through this process again.
    If I bought an i5 I'd probably need a little upgrade in two years. Right now I have a Intel i7 @ 2.80 GHz and it's starting to show its age. I got it 4 years ago.

    See, my chain-of-thought is, when I invest on a PC upgrade, I invest hard. So that I can forget about it for at least 4-5 years. I don't like short/middle term solutions.


    But I would love to know when the new Kaby Lake will be released. I'll google it right now.
     

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