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Post by S7 Sticky on Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:09 am

finally getting around to putting in that mid range graphics card (EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB $279.99)in

got the 900watt power supply (110.99)
and found an epic deal on 8gb ram ..
Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) for only 48.99 with free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104266

so all and all i think those are some good upgrades ..

and was thinking of upgraded my HDD i have 1T but i was thinking of getting like a 500 just to hold all my games and what not ... what do u think external for that?

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Re: few pc upgrades

Post by S7 Epic on Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:08 am

Get an SSD.

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Re: few pc upgrades

Post by S7 wonky on Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:40 am

look to getting new ram for laptop have 6gb ddr3 what upgrades should i be looking for? and also i have 4 slots in the laptop for ram .

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Re: few pc upgrades

Post by Animefrk122 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:31 pm

S7 Sticky wrote:finally getting around to putting in that mid range graphics card (EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB $279.99)in

got the 900watt power supply (110.99)
and found an epic deal on 8gb ram ..
Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) for only 48.99 with free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104266

so all and all i think those are some good upgrades ..

and was thinking of upgraded my HDD i have 1T but i was thinking of getting like a 500 just to hold all my games and what not ... what do u think external for that?

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Sticky you are getting raped on that vid card i got a 1GB 560 TI from Zotacc off newegg for 170.00 i would take take a second look at cards bc if your spending that much i would just step up to a 580 at that point.....

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Post by S7 Vision67 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:43 pm

I'm pretty sure he won that video card as part of yet another contest he was in.

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Post by S7 Sticky on Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:13 am

S7 Vision67 wrote:I'm pretty sure he won that video card as part of yet another contest he was in.

indeed i did win it a facebook giveaway!!!

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Post by S7 wonky on Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:17 pm

gah hate not knowing or keeping up with video cards, so need a little help , what would be the best video card i can possible buy for a laptop , ill go from there to find out every thing else.

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Post by S7 Sticky on Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:34 pm

animefrk122 wrote:
Sticky you are getting raped on that vid card i got a 1GB 560 TI from Zotacc off newegg for 170.00 i would take take a second look at cards bc if your spending that much i would just step up to a 580 at that point.....


it was a prize i won so free ...
and when it comes to a graphic cards the price for the performance is almost always dead on

i mean ya you found a 1gb 560ti for 170 looking at newegg.com at that price you got a
ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

mine is
EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

idk in my mind i think EVGA is hand down alot better then asus when it comes to graphics card.

either way you look at it the 560ti is a great card!!! myself if i did not win this card i would have gotten a 570. but with a 1,400 costume built pc sitting next to me ill take what i get for free


still waiting on my hyperx ram to get in =(

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Post by S7 Epic on Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:44 pm

Evga are not 'hands down' better than ASUS. Admittedly, the card you have is better than the ASUS one mentioned but Evga only do high-end versions of GPU's, so on average, they will be better. However, if you buy an ASUS card of similar price, it if often as good or better. In fact, I think the fastest of the GPU's out currently is an ASUS.

I'm rolling with an ASUS Maximus mobo and an Evga 9800GX2, so i'm definitely not biased,

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Re: few pc upgrades

Post by Atrum on Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:03 pm

ASUS mobo's FTW. Oddly enough I always do the same combo ASUS mobo, Evga video card.
My PC is old enough now that it's getting close to time to upgrade.

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Post by Animefrk122 on Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:51 pm

S7 wonky wrote:gah hate not knowing or keeping up with video cards, so need a little help , what would be the best video card i can possible buy for a laptop , ill go from there to find out every thing else.

about the only thing that is up-gradable in a laptop is the RAM everything is integrated into a kind of three tiered circuit board and there is no way to upgrade a single component what we are all talking on here are desktops, hell mine is a full tower and sits on the floor and i can wheel it around if need be because it has caters mounted on it.

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Re: few pc upgrades

Post by S7 Epic on Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:07 pm

I've modded mine into my desk so it's hidden. It's pretty sweet. Got the exhaust fans blowing into the footwell to give me a nice breeze.

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Post by Animefrk122 on Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:20 pm

lol nice should throw up a pic

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Post by S7 wonky on Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:29 pm

pic plz

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Post by S7 Epic on Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:32 pm

2 mins and i'll take one with my iPhone. Will get some off the DSLR tmoz perhaps too.

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Re: few pc upgrades

Post by S7 Epic on Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:40 pm





Had to shine an LED torch to brighten it up due to the 3gs camera being crap in the dark.

It's basically v1.0, there's a few things I want to do to it but i'll probably wait 'til I upgrade my rig.

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Post by Animefrk122 on Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:01 am

nice i get a pic of mine up tomorrow when im installing the new components

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Post by S7 Sticky on Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:05 pm

S7 Epic wrote:



Had to shine an LED torch to brighten it up due to the 3gs camera being crap in the dark.

It's basically v1.0, there's a few things I want to do to it but i'll probably wait 'til I upgrade my rig.

thats a cool rig there epic !!!

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Post by S7 Sticky on Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:04 am

ok just installed everything

power supply
8gb hyper x ram
gtx560


tested it out on

Sc2 = on extreme 68 frames sitting in fully built main base ....big big battles 55-63 frames
wow =on extreme 72 frames walking around town .........big raid i would get 50-54 frames
star wars the old republic = maxed setting in town 89frames ...battle 82 frames
i think its win thats maxing out everything

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Post by S7 Epic on Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:45 am

Do the CS:S video stress test.

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Post by S7 Sticky on Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:21 am

dont i need CS to run it ? because u have to do that in game right?

found another test benchmark @1180FPS

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Post by Atrum on Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:53 am

If you want to feel even better go to www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

Will show how your PC stacks up against any game.

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Post by S7 Sticky on Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:54 am

AtrumX wrote:If you want to feel even better go to www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

Will show how your PC stacks up against any game.

i use that alot lol..
i blow SC2 wow out of the water!!!!


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Re: few pc upgrades

Post by S7 Epic on Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:09 pm

As does my two year old rig, with the CPU at stock and the GPU underclocked...hardly impressive.

Hell...



So, it's not really the best benchmarking tool...

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Post by S7 Epic on Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:11 pm

Also, that tool is fail. The HDD that has 88gb left is the one used to backup my main HDD, which, has over 250gb left, plus the 1.2TB still left on the 2TB drive.

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