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    Budget gaming PC - advice please!

    I am building a budget gaming/general use PC for my nephew. It will be used for gaming at 1080p, surfing the Internet, Office and other lightweight applications, etc. My budget is around $700-750 + taxes (CAD). I will be buying from Canada. I don’t have any shop preference. With...
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    Upgrading my nephew's old system

    I recently visited my nephew and decided to buy him a graphics card to improve his current, very basic, Inspiron 580 system from around 2010. He is currently playing on integrated graphics from a i3 540. Which graphics card would go well with that CPU? Max budget is $80. I think the power...
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    Time to upgrade - need your suggestions

    Hey guys, I posted a message on this forum in August 2016 asking about possible upgrade options. Well, long story short: I had to wait. Now, things have changed, I soon will have more time to play, and could spend around C$500 to upgrade my PC. I plan to buy the new components and upgrade in...
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    Suggestions for possible upgrade

    I built my system in 2012 through the help of the nice and wise people of this forum :thumb:. Now, I would very much appreciate some feedback on my options with respect to the upgrading of my PC system. I am not a power user and I do not need to absolutely play games on ultra settings. That...
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    Dram_led light, failure to post

    I built my new system yesterday, and did it very slowly and carefully. I read my mobo manual, watched videos on Newegg and NCIX on how to build step-by-step, made sure to touch a metalic surface frequently, etc. I did not put too much thermal paste (MX-2) before installing the heatsink (CM Hyper...
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    RAM Compatibility question

    Any know compatibility issues between G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB and Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3? Thanks!
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    Feedback on my new dream build ($1000-1100)

    Hello guys, I am planning to build a new system in early March.:biggrin: My computer will be primarily used for gaming. I just bought a Dell U2412H so my resolution will be 1920x1200. I prefer Intel, and used to be a big fan of AMD at the time of the Radeon 4800 series but now I am fairly...
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    Feedback on this build

    Any comments on this ~$1000 build? Here it comes! Any incompatibilities, or recommendations? Mobo ASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 Crossfire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA Motherboard PSU Corsair CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX Triple 12V 50A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 2X...
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    Building a gaming system around 1200$

    I am new to this great forum but in the last 2 weeks I have read several threads as well as HC's reviews. I am building a new machine from scratch, for general use and decent gaming. I want something good for present use, and with good mid-long term upgrading potential. My budget is around...

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