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Avliden

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About Avliden

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  1. Argh.. Just died again. Have to let it cool. Got the media center for the net tho so thats coo.
  2. Haha, funny you should say that dude. I have a PC fan cable tied to the heatsink along with a House fan laying on its side blowing inside the case. Its all I can do to keep it running for a respectful amount of time. Oh to add to the origional post. I've always wondered if you can use one of those CPU watercooling kits like the Corsair ones to cool your GPU?
  3. Howdy folks, My old 4870 is about to shit itself and I've been out of the tech scene for a while so I have been googling a fair bit but I'm not getting many answers. My 4870 is a little beast I haven't had a game that didn't run well on it. Including todays games. Been playing Syndicate on High and Skyrim on High.. what else... Finnished The Darkness 2 on max.... ahhh Battlefield 3 was on High minus a few settings. You get the idea anyway. I'm looking at a GPU for around 100 (No more for now I only just started a new job and havent been payed.) It is pretty urgent as the card is shitting itself again as we speak. (Artifacts -> Overheating) I was looking at the 6770, it looks pretty nice but if somone could clue me in. I just want one that will do the job untill I get some pay days under my belt. Cheers!!
  4. Avliden

    ARRRRGH Skyrim!

    Hope so. I'm getting oblivion flash backs.
  5. Avliden

    ARRRRGH Skyrim!

    Arg, might have to get a ps3. Skyrim probly wont look as good though. Sucks being poor. :( Even if I manage to sell my cpu,mb,gpu and ram I'll still probly have to pull 100 or more out of nowhere.
  6. Avliden

    ARRRRGH Skyrim!

    how would an i3 fair?
  7. Avliden

    ARRRRGH Skyrim!

    Balls. So I guess I am replacing the lot. hrmm.. How can I manage that upgrade with 500?
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    ARRRRGH Skyrim!

    Some quicker ram could be good too. Kingston HyperX KHX8500D2T1K2/4G (2x2GB) DDR2 1066MHz
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    ARRRRGH Skyrim!

    Also would I need more than 500w psu?
  10. Avliden

    ARRRRGH Skyrim!

    Hows this: Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 $38.00 HIS Radeon HD6970 2GB $365.00 Corsair CX-600 V2 Power Supply $89.00 Sub-Total: $492.00
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    ARRRRGH Skyrim!

    The e8500 is 3.2ghz... ? Yeah that souns right. Hopefully that wont pull down a 6970 or w/e. This looks like pure win 2nd on the toms metro enthusiest line up HD6870X2 2GB
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    ARRRRGH Skyrim!

    You serious? just upgrade the GPU? How sure are you all on this? Because if your sure I'll go for whatever GPU I can get for 500ish mark. Would it bottle neck my CPU? if so how about a lil n00b CPU water cooler with an overclock (Corsair for example) ?
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    ARRRRGH Skyrim!

    I'm partial to Gigabyte boards. As for the gpu I'm open. I hear Skyrim will only be a tad more taxing than oblivion. If that be the case, I'm pretty much set now. Time will tell.
  14. Howdy Gents and gentiles, With the upcoming release of Skyrim I'm in desparate need of an upgrade... ugh My current is something like this; MB: GA-EP45-DS4P CPU: E8500 GPU: IceQ HD4870 512 Ram: G.Skill ? 2x1GB Corsair ? 2x1GB I'll likely need to upgrade the lot.. I want to play Skyrim the way it was meant to be played. IE Maxed out. I've whipped up a few builds like: Intel Core i5 2500K Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Golden Sample Corsair CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 $527.00 If I can I might even sell all my old kit to help out.. Motherboard I'm not sure on. But I'll likely not have much over 500... which sucks. But how is that looking? I'll probably be able to swing another hundred or so... So maybe 600 ish Think that thing will cut the mustard? It's either this or buy a PS3.. I want one but I don't see it looking as good as PC. Or am I nuts?
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    Building The Beast

    Is there a Mobo you could reccomend with more headroom? Funny, I actualy suggested he get the 6950 2GB. I'm not sure what his Power supply is but I don't think its an antec. Its a nameless throw away. Personaly I think he should go a new massive mobo of some kind along with the 6950 and a tv card and finaly a Corsair 750TX (was that what it was called?) or the 500GB model. He also gets alot of feedback noise on the system aswell which is annoying.. Unless your watching something so you don't notice it.
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