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  1. Self assembly and I already have a monitor and speaker system. But I'm open to recommendations of pre-builts too if anyone has one they feel particularly strongly about recommending.
  2. Hey guys, I came here about 3 or more years back asking for some advice on a new computer build. Albeit I wasn't much of a listener as I had a minuscule budget. I ended up buying a computer for around $180 and honestly it served me well for around 2 years after on medium settings for most games, so in all it was a decent temporary fix until I had managed to save up more disposable income. I got great advice from this community before, although I'm not sure if these boards are overly active anymore. Just thought I'd ask what's your opinion on a rough build within the $1000 range (I'm UK based though, so Amazon prices etc may differ). Cheers.
  3. I'm thinking of buying a new computer with these specs: Acer Aspire M1935 Desktop PC Intel Core i3 2120 @ 3.3GHz 12GB DDR3 RAM 2TB HDD, AmD HD 7350 @ 1GB RAM Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Let me know what you think (preferably in the next 2 hours, if possible). I would intend on using it for gaming too. Thanks very much!
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    Thoughts on these specs?

    It would have been available for £360 but the offer is now over unfortunately. But you're right, I could probably build a better computer for less than that.
  5. So, some of you may remember I posted my poor computer specs up a few months ago. Last week I bought a new computer for gaming. Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1 AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 4600+ Processor 4GB RAM Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 420MHz 320MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS Thoughts?
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    New computer

    I've got a problem. Newegg don't ship to the UK...
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    New computer

    That's a good point as well. For instance the parts I currently have would be absolutely fine as an office/ storage computer. I'm just trying to think of different ways to get funding, that's all.
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    New computer

    Alright thanks. This is for application on a new cooling system, isn't it? Also, would you recommend that I sold some of the parts I am replacing, just to help towards funding this upgrade?
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    New computer

    This stuff? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Silver-ArctiClean-Material-Purifier/dp/B000BKP306. And also is MX-2 similar to Arctic Silver 5?
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    New computer

    I know they're not overly reliable, but it also got 4 eggs this time, and the reviews seem to be very positive. I take it I should buy this first then PSU, as it will enable me to use my computer again?
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    New computer

    In your opinion, is the Antec or Corsair better value for money?
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    New computer

    I noticed the Hyper 212 got 5 star (or eggs) and the H40 only got 3?
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    New computer

    Will both of these work with my current CPU and this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.985159 And also Bob, is this the CPU I should upgrade to, and not i7?
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    New computer

    Also meant to say, I'm looking for a new heatsink (or Liquid CPU Cooler) Any recommendations on the best option at an reasonably low price? Preferably something that would work with my current processor/ motherboard, as well as my new one when I upgrade.
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    New computer

    I don't know how to reseat the CPU. And you put thermal paste under the heatsink, don't you? Also, I've cleaned out all the dust from the desktop (including all the fans) but it's still overheating. I think it's my heatsink is the problem. (Spire 12V)
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    Possible overheating problem?

    I think my heatsink my be part of the problem. Current: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Spire-CPU-COOLERS-12V-/110817551035#ht_500wt_1081 I have 2 spare as well: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TAISOL-12VDC-Heatsink-Fan-/350526554025#ht_3944wt_931 And I still need to check what the other one is. Perhaps buying a new one would be a good idea? After extensive cleaning of all fans and all over the PC, as well as tucking wires away as best possible, after 5 minutes up time I'm on ~65C with the chassis side open.
  17. My computer has been randomly turning off, without going through the shutting down process. It has happened around 5/6 times today varying from 30 mins turned on to 2 hours. I will be in the middle of something, and without any warning or sounds, it will immediately cut off. My power cable is firmly plugged in. Is this an issue with overheating? According to defraggler, my (C:/) drive is at 66C (which is in red text), which I presume means it is over heating? I can feel the air from the computer fan when I put my hand at the back of the chassis. Is this an over heating issue? Does anyone know what I can do? I turned my computer on 20 minutes ago. The start up temperature was 35C, and now it's sitting on 56C.
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    New computer

    Alright thanks. However, I'm currently struggling with an overheating problem. Will the new PSU fix this?
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    New computer

    I know, I'm going to upgrade the processor eventually as well. So PSU first then?
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    Possible overheating problem?

    I don't know where the thermal paste should be applied. So I need to buy AS5 and compressed air?
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    Possible overheating problem?

    C:/ drive is 62C. CPU is ~54C. Video card is 62C. EDIT: Straight after posting this CPU shot up to 74C. Well like I said before, spray compressed air in your fans and heatsinks. After two hours up-time CPU temperature is varying between 90-94C Graphics on 67C. Also, I don't have any compressed air... Assuming you have the Athlon X2 6400+ from your previous thread, AMD states that it's maximum temperature is around 72C. Therefore if your CPU is reaching 90C+ then there's something definitely wrong. Either the thermal paste is defunct, heatsink not seated properly or poor airflow. So what can I do with this? Just try cleaning it?
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    Possible overheating problem?

    C:/ drive is 62C. CPU is ~54C. Video card is 62C. EDIT: Straight after posting this CPU shot up to 74C. Well like I said before, spray compressed air in your fans and heatsinks. After two hours up-time CPU temperature is varying between 90-94C Graphics on 67C. Also, I don't have any compressed air...
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    Possible overheating problem?

    C:/ drive is 62C. CPU is ~54C. Video card is 62C. EDIT: Straight after posting this CPU shot up to 74C.
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    New computer

    Thanks! Can you please run me through the necessary order to purchase these in, so I can get started ASAP?
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA

    Happy birthday USA. Let the fireworks commence.
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