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    Chalex new PC build

    So yeah, the day finally came where my PC died all at once. Incidentally, it was also the day that I backed everything up! Basically I get exclamation marks everywhere on boot, which looks like a GFX card issue, and I can't get into Windows. I tried safe mode, system restore didn't work, ran an error check on C but that didn't help. In fact, it made safe mode not work any more! So yeah...

    I need a new PC! Would appreciate help from those in the know regarding the best GFX and CPU out there, or whether I should limp on and wait until something even shinier. Also, am thinking I'll opt for something like an mATX or mITX case this time to help with portability, unless you all think that's a moronic thing to do. I'd the whole build to last for another 4 years ideally.
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    chalex has so much control we control ourselves

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    Re: Chalex new PC build

    budget?

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    Re: Chalex new PC build

    Wouldn't really want to go over 1k. If I can get an awesome setup for 600 though, that'd obviously be preferable .
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    Re: Chalex new PC build

    I suggest you get an nvidia 690 and no pc.

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    Sounds like an article for hardware as we're 3 short on that section

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    Re: Chalex new PC build

    (Ill write one tomorrow or the day after theory :P ive made Wednesday my deadline)

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    Re: Chalex new PC build

    Ha good joke Mitch. That 690 price is ridiculous.

    Anyway, after a few extra hours of faffing, running more hard drive integrity checks, it seemed that everything apart from the GFX card was working fine. So I swapped out my 8800GTS 512 for a 7800GTX I've always kept around (just for this purpose), and everything worked fine! I installed the 7800 drivers, and all was good. But who really wants a 7800 in their case :P...so I removed it, put the 8800 back in, and everything seemed fine, until MSI afterburner launched then the PC refused to boot into Windows again. So, I uninstalled afterburner, removed and re-installed the 8800 drivers (safe mode), and now everything is working perfectly again!

    Either way, my 8800 obvoiusly can't handle much stress any more, so I'm going to grab a new card. Am liking the look of the 670:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-095-GI.

    Is there anything in the ATI camp worth considering?
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    Re: Chalex new PC build

    My GTX 560Ti can handle almost anything and is half the price of that 670. Depends on what you want ofc but consider getting one of those if you don't need the power of the 670.

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    Re: Chalex new PC build

    For AMD they just dropped the price of the 7970 / 7950. I think the 7970 competes with the 670. Worth a look but im not sure about the price difference

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    i got a 570 and its almost as good as the 560ti get what you can afford though
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    You ordered it then chalex>?

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    Re: Chalex new PC build

    Gone for a completely new rig .

    • Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz
    • 2GB MSI GTX 670 Overclocked
    • Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
    • Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3
    • 240GB Corsair Force Series 3 SSD
    • Gelid Tranquillo Rev.2 CPU Cooler
    • 750W Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750M
    • Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey Case


    Build day tomorrow!
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    Re: Chalex new PC build

    Quote Originally Posted by Chalex4 View Post
    Gone for a completely new rig .

    • Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz
    • 2GB MSI GTX 670 Overclocked
    • Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
    • Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3
    • 240GB Corsair Force Series 3 SSD
    • Gelid Tranquillo Rev.2 CPU Cooler
    • 750W Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750M
    • Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey Case


    Build day tomorrow!
    Total cost?
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    Re: Chalex new PC build

    1k, which is a bit more than I wanted it to be, but as I only really upgrade every 4/5 years I reckon it's worth it.

    Plus, I'll be selling parts of my old system so should get some back from that.
    Quote Originally Posted by ez64
    chalex has so much control we control ourselves

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    what you selling from your old pc?
    Your case up for sale + how much?

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