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ROUBOS

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  1. Hi Atomicans. A have the following items and would like to upgrade my cpu and mobo. Monitor: DELL U2412M RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 - X2 16GB all up GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD7870 XT Edition with Boost, 2GB PSU: Corsair HX520W Sound: ASUS Xonar DG PCI 5.1 SSD: OCZ Vector SATA3 256GB At the moment all is running on this mobo: ASUS M4A77TD PRO And my current CPU is: AMD Phenom II X4 925 2.80 GHz Can you recommend a PSU and Mobo? The system runs fine but I guess that my SSD is not running at its full sata3 and a better CPU and mobo will give me a boost. I was thinking about an 8-core AMD. Like: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHZ 8-CORE BLACK EDITION You have something better recomend? Also need to decide on a mobo. I always had ASUS mobos. They always lasted for me, but now have looked into mobos as of late. AsRock came out of ASUS right? Is ASUS still the best for quality build? I want to get a better CPU since my current one might be bottle necking the system, but I don't want to go overboard and bottleneck my other parts. Any thouhgts and opinions are appreciated. thanks
  2. OK after doing more tests I think that the mobo is dead. Tried a different PSU with no luck. Took out the RAM, got beeps. It even hangs on post. Sometimes it hangs where it says "Loading Express Gate", or at the AMD logo screen. Sometimes it will start up and go past POST if its cool enough, and once you hit the reset button, it hangs again. Power on the fans and lights but no video out and no beeps. When it is cool and it starts up it does beep for Post and starts up. But the you get a blue screen at windows. Restart and you get no bees. thinking of getting a new mobo. Currently its the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO, with the AMS Phenom II X4 965 CPU. Should I get a socket AM3+ mobo and use the same CPU in case he wants to upgrade the cpu later? Is it worth it? Or go for a simple AM3 mobo???
  3. thanks for the replies. thinking of getting the following AMD FX-8350 4.0GHZ 8-CORE BOX ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 CORSAIR GAMING SERIES GS700 700W PSU 80+ CERTIFIED 2013 EDITION
  4. Will waiting for the Haswell release affect the AMD processors? So should I be aiming at getting a haswell?
  5. Hi atomicans. I have a friend's PC here which had been getting random shut downs and blue screens. They formatted the PC with a fresh install (win7) on a new SSD, but the problems remained the same. They changed the Video Card but that did not solve it either. So he asked me to look at it. When I looked at it, the PC started up, I got into BIOS and it froze on me. Then I tried to start it up again and only the fans would work but the PC would not start. They I removed the power cable, removed the RAM, I hold the power button for 10 seconds to remove every trace of power off the mobo. I hook everything up again the the PC started. Now I noticed that before it started, the fans kind of started slow, as if they were not getting enough power, and then kicked in. Entered windows and before long I got the blue screen. My thoughts are that the PSU is failing. It is a TAGAN BZ series 700W and about 3 years old. Should I get a new PSU? Is the slow power boost on startup an indication that the PSU is failing? thanks :)
  6. ROUBOS

    Is it a PSU issue?

    Hi Atomicans. Back again. Been away for months and back here to see the PC which has had the problem since and it has not been resolved. So we thought it might be a keyboard or mouse. So we did change the keyboard, and the mouse, and the DVDRW drive with no luck. So I took the system home. Opened it up, cleaned it. Removed unnecessary cables off the PSU. Also replaced the PCI-E cable. So the system might startup, it might not. It gives power to the fans and all with no Post Beep. Or it can halt in the BIOS. OR it might get into windoes safe mode and then when you restart it just halts. Or trying to get into windows you get a blue screen (cannot attach a screenshot, need to be a link uploaded somewhere :( ). So it cannot be the keyboard or mouse. I measured the power out of the PSU and it seems fine. So my guess is that the MOBO is playing up. Done some google searches and people have had problems with this particular ASUS mobo. I don't know what else to check. We could just get a new mobo. Any thoughts?
  7. I never OC. Always thought that it shortens the component's lifespan. So intel instead of AMD. lol always had AMD. My intel was the old 486sx lol and my laptop :)
  8. Hi, I have a LAN setup with 8 desktops. They are old DELL Optiplex desktops and because they have custom cases they are hard to upgrade now that the Dell warranty has ran out. (They have Pentium D CPUs) I was wondering if it is worth while building new systems using these AMD processors that are both CPU & GPU at the same time. Like the AMD A6 5400K 3.6GHZ BLACK EDITION BOX for example. What these machines are used for is just simple desktop tasks, like wordprocessing (office package) and playing Call of Duty 2 with friends. Are these processors any good? Can I use them as a cheap desktop build? (money is a problem at the moment). Should I get these or go for a different setup of a cheap CPU and some budget graphics card? My main concern is to be able to ran office applications and to be able to play Call of Duty 2 on LAN. Any thoughts? thanks
  9. thank you all for your replies. So it is worth getting such a processor in order to save money on a simple desktop machine. If there is no need for graphics card you can save a lot of money. I didn't know that some i3 models also have a gpu build in.
  10. Hi Atomicans. I want to get a new monitor. Gaming. I have been reading around about getting a 24" or 27" and most people suggest to go for a 24" at the same 1920x1080 resolution. Too bad you can hardly find 1920x1200 (16:10) anymore. Anyway going for a 24" at 1920x1080, I'm looking at these 3 monitors I can find at the stores I order from: LG 24EA53VQ-P 24'' LED IPS Monitor Samsung S24B350H 24'' LED Monitor ASUS VS248H 24'' HDMI + DVI LED FULL HD Viewsonic VX2453MH 24" LED Monitor Now which do you think is best? I've had a good service experience with LG in the past. Samsung I'm told have the best screens. I want this monitor for gaming and I play a lot of FPS games. The LG has the IPS technology. Is that better? Also they show 2ms(GTG) which is really closer to 5ms (BTWTB) so ms is not a problem. Overall I want people's opinion on a 24" monitor. Which one would you get out of those 4? Or is there something a lot better you could recommend? thanks Check out these 24" http://www.e-shop.gr/search_main.phtml?off...mp;filter-456=1 there are some Phillips ones listed too. I don;t want a TV/Monitor. just plain gaming monitor.
  11. well ended up getting the Dell U2412M 16:10 IPS monitor. I am impressed. Well its definitely an upgrade from my last monitor. I only played FarCry 3 so far and it looks awesome. Downloading Battlefield 3 updates now. I like the 16:10 and the higher than 1080p resolution. It does give you more space to work with. No reflections, beautiful colors, it spins so its great when playing hotseat games like heroes V. I love it. Cannot wait to play Skyrim on it and Neverwinter Nights 2:) Thanks all for your replies. I think it was a good choice in the end. People mentioned to calibrate the monitor. Not looked into it yet. Also have not changed the modes.
  12. Yes I did do a fresh install on the HDD. Will try to get the blue screen error screenshot.
  13. Yes, I currently have an old LG 1680x1050 22". Connected via analog port. To be honest I'm not 100% sure about the choice but I guess the more you read the more confusing it gets and harder to make up your mind. If I had the money I would have gone for a 27" at a higher resolution than 1080. They are just too expensive. (for my budget anyway). I liked some monitors with very high resolutions, but then again you need to worry about performance in games, and dropping the resolution would mean that the game plays at a lower than the monitor's native res.
  14. Hi all, I want to upgrade my desktop and I do have the ASUS M4A77TD PRO mobo, and the Corsair X520W PSU. Now I want to get 16G RAM (max for my mobo), an SSD, and a new Graphics Card. Looking at these Graphics cards from scorptech: http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/48230-hd7870-dc2-2gd5-v2 or http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/49120-sa-7870-2gd5-xt and these RAM from scorptech: http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/43314-cmz16gx3m4x1600c9 Now will my PSU run them? I also want to add an audigy sound card. Will have an SSD and a HDD drive. Might even get a new case with more fans. My main concern is the Power Supply if its going to be good enough. IF not, what's my best option for a GPU? thanks a lot Atomicans
  15. Well if I made the right choice it'll show when I pickup the monitor. I got the DELL U2412M 24'' ULTRASHARP. It is IPS, it does have a high resolution 1920x1200, it does have a lot of features, and for the price you get a lot out of it. I like the stand, how I can spin it around if I need to show someone something. I do tend to use adobe products an it will give me nice colors. And I do play games. I've been reading about response time and all that for FPS games, but at the end of the day, there are a lot of factors that could make or break a gaming session. Like net lag. (anyway with the old crappy monitor I still kicked some %$# on Counter Strike and Call of Duty MW2 online). I also play a lot of RPG games. Like Skyrim and Neverwinter. The other thing too is that I went to a shop just to take a look at some screens. I look at so many that looked good on their websites, but physically and touching them, they felt so cheap and plastic. So overall, considering an all round monitor I think it is a good choice. I would get a 27" monitor if it had a higher resolution. 1920x1080 is not right on a big screen like that. And when you do find it at a higher resolution it cost a lot more. Anyway. I'll wait to see what it's like an I'll post here. thanks people :)
  16. OK thanks, so IPS for great image quality and 120hz for less input lag. OK thanks
  17. Can you tell me some model names so I could try find one? This is a good one: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=19260 It's a TN panel type...
  18. thanks for the replies.... got it sorted
  19. Hi, I have a form with multiple tables, and I need to post the data into a single database table. Table 1 --------- id company_name delivery_address order_date delivery_date status checked loaded_by pallets extra_blocks extra_pallets total_pallets Table 2 --------- id order_id (foreign key join with table 1) block_series block_type block_quantity Here is a code example of how my form is generated: <?php $sql = "SELECT * FROM blocks_table WHERE series='100 Series'"; // 100 SERIES -------------------------------------------------------------------- $result = mysql_query($sql)or die(mysql_error()); $series = 100; $rowcounter = 0; echo '<table class="styled-table">'; echo '<tr><th>100 Series</th><th>Per Pallet</th><th>Quantity</th><th>Pallets</th><th>Extras</th></tr>'; while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result)){ $rowcounter++; echo '<tr><td>'.$row['type'].'</td> <td><input type="text" name="'.$series.'perpallet'.$rowcounter.'" id="'.$series.'perpallet'.$rowcounter.'" style="width:50px;" value="'.$row['per_pallet'].'" readonly /></td> <td><input type="text" name="'.$series.'quantity'.$rowcounter.'" id="'.$series.'quantity'.$rowcounter.'" style="width:50px;" value="0" onChange="getTotal('.$series.','.$rowcounter.');" /></td> <td><input type="text" name="'.$series.'pallets'.$rowcounter.'" id="'.$series.'pallets'.$rowcounter.'" style="width:50px;" value="0" class="pallets" readonly /></td> <td><input type="text" name="'.$series.'extras'.$rowcounter.'" id="'.$series.'extras'.$rowcounter.'" style="width:50px;" value="0" class="extras" readonly /></td> </tr>'; } echo '</table>'; ?> </div> <div class="left"> <?php $sql = "SELECT * FROM blocks_table WHERE series='150 Series'"; // 150 SERIES -------------------------------------------------------------------- $result = mysql_query($sql)or die(mysql_error()); $series = 150; $rowcounter = 0; echo '<table class="styled-table">'; echo '<tr><th>150 Series</th><th>Per Pallet</th><th>Quantity</th><th>Pallets</th><th>Extras</th></tr>'; while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result)){ $rowcounter++; echo '<tr><td>'.$row['type'].'</td> <td><input type="text" name="'.$series.'perpallet'.$rowcounter.'" id="'.$series.'perpallet'.$rowcounter.'" style="width:50px;" value="'.$row['per_pallet'].'" readonly /></td> <td><input type="text" name="'.$series.'quantity'.$rowcounter.'" id="'.$series.'quantity'.$rowcounter.'" style="width:50px;" value="0" onChange="getTotal('.$series.','.$rowcounter.');" /></td> <td><input type="text" name="'.$series.'pallets'.$rowcounter.'" id="'.$series.'pallets'.$rowcounter.'" style="width:50px;" value="0" class="pallets" readonly /></td> <td><input type="text" name="'.$series.'extras'.$rowcounter.'" id="'.$series.'extras'.$rowcounter.'" style="width:50px;" value="0" class="extras" readonly /></td> </tr>'; } echo '</table>'; ?> </div> Inserting the data in the order_table is simple enough, because it is not repeating information. The data from the above tables (there are more than these two), will all be inserted into the same table order_details_table. How do I loop through these tables, and insert the data in the database table??? thanks
  20. there are also some 23" Philips monitors that are IPS...
  21. The LG 24EA53VQ-P is cheap and is an IPS one... what do you think?
  22. so confused now with all this. The more I read, the more I don't know what to get. 16:10 is better than 16:9 for sure. Don't have a range to pick from though. there's IPS, 120Hz etc etc....
  23. That DELL has 8ms GTG. doesn't that make it slow for FPS games?
  24. Can you tell me some model names so I could try find one?
  25. also want to get a new monitor. Been reading about the war between 24" and 27" monitors. Some people say that there is no need to go for a 27" at 1080p, and that at 1920x1080 resolutions the 24" is better with smaller pixels. So I guess it would be better to go for a 27" only at higher resolutions. which do you prefer for gaming? Doesn't 1920x1080 seem more a movie rez and not for gaming? But then again higher rez will stree the GPU and games will not run as good?
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