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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
 Post Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:25 pm 
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ok, cats outa the bag. resulted in my wife buyin a tv, (shes a big movie buff) and a replacement reciever. mine was way old. looks like i win eather way! lol. way stoked. he who dies w/ the most toys.......

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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:32 pm 
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W.W.U.D?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814130634
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814130651

same price, one has 2 fans and superclocked.

or would u get somethin differant in the same price range?

how about brand? HIS, EVGA, PowerColor, ect. ect... what are your favorites and why? support? software? ect.

i like amd/ati but the probs w/ the 630i is why im goin toward invidia. im not pointing blame at ati/amd, just want to try somethin new. with modern hardware, is one pushin better performance than to other? i like CCC and know how to use it. is invidia software as easy to use? most of my options in ccc are set to "let software decide", so any tips/help here would be great if i go w/ invidia. id spend more on a gpu, but the next step up is like $100 bucks. is it worth it?

thx guys, love the community here. will continue hangin out, even tho my case will be the only 630i part i got. after my upgrades, hope to hang out in bf3 w/ ya guys!

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
 Post Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:05 pm 
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This one would be better:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814130610

It has Lifetime Warranty compared to the two you showed that only have 3 years for $10 less. :D

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
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noted thx! added to wishlist. so EVGA is a good choice to go with? i see you have 580s, would the performanc increase over the 560 be worth the coin?(single card) i just wanna be able to play bf3 smoothly at high settings. they dont need to be max, just pretty.

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
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SlaughtrHousJak wrote:
noted thx! added to wishlist. so EVGA is a good choice to go with? i see you have 580s, would the performanc increase over the 560 be worth the coin?(single card) i just wanna be able to play bf3 smoothly at high settings. they dont need to be max, just pretty.


If you don't need max settings, then the 560-Ti will be fine.

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
 Post Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:28 pm 
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It depends on your monitor resolution.

To max BF3 on 1920x1080 or higher, you want an Nvidia GTX 570+ or an AMD HD6950+.

Anything lower than those resolutions, a GTX 560Ti or AMD 6870 should be more than sufficient.

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
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Till I get a new monitor ill be running 1600x900.

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
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whoa. time for a new monitor! I know some tech savvy people that really stress the importance and benefits of a nice monitor.

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:51 pm 
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razoray wrote:
whoa. time for a new monitor! I know some tech savvy people that really stress the importance and benefits of a nice monitor.

Agreed. I see one in my near future

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:08 pm 
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i know theres newer and cooler ones, but ya gotta admit, this looks pretty cool.



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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:09 pm 
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my i5 will be here today

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
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OOO YEAAAAAAAAA!!! plz take a nice whiff of the new parts for me. Motherboards do smell the best. :P

When will everything be up and running?

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
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I'm guessing a couple weeks. maybe 3

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
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Gots! (thx for the tip m3th0d1c4l) guessing itll be here monday.
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814130610

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
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SlaughtrHousJak wrote:
I'm guessing a couple weeks. maybe 3



Personally I would not wait around....but that's me. Reason is the longer you wait the less time you have to test out your new hardware and make sure its working properly. Most stores give you 30 days to return a product without paying shipping if its doa or other issues come about...after that then begins the standard rma process and that can take weeks :cry: I personally have not had this issue (knocks on wood) but it was one reason why I but my pc as soon as I had the parts in hand....and I was a little excited too :lol:

Just some food for thought ;)

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I just need on operating system now. Why is there a 100 dollar difference between o e m and retail versions of windows 7? 100 dollars for a box and user manual? Why would you want 32 and 64 and only 1 key?

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 Post subject: Re: upgrade tips/help?
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O e m 64 is the way to go right? Not retail

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I always use OEM personally...Never had an issue.

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so if i had a copy of win7 64, and going to reuse the hdd i have now, how do i do a clean install? do i need to format b4, or will win7 do it for me? i had a windows washer boot disk somewhere, but it was for XP. not sure if itll work on Vista? thx.
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ok never mind i found it. "However, the Custom option doesn't preserve your files, settings, and programs. It's sometimes referred to as a clean installation for that reason."

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Yup. When you boot from the disc for the first time you can actually delete the older partitions and do a clean install. If you want to save that data I'm pretty sure you have to back it up on a spare drive. Installing the new OS on a new partition with the old data doesn't work.*

I just installed Windows 7 on a new Hard drive and I have my old drive with all the old data as a second disk. All my "educational" pictures and videos are safe.

*90% sure :P Google usually knows more than me though lol.

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razoray wrote:
All my "educational" pictures and videos are safe.

Ahh, those. :rofl:

For some reason, they always are in hidden folders in the most random part of the hard drive where no one would find them, with encryption. :rofl:

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I've saved all my pics and music,backed up bookmarks and saved pass', even downloaded all my installers, like steam ,vent, origin ect. and saved to a flash drive. So im ready as soon as I figure out what Im gonna do on an OS. :crazy:

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ok, mon or tues ill get started. grabed a copy of oem win7 64 on newegg. woot!

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the only 3pin case fan i could find localy is an 80mm one. any ideas where i should mount it till i get another 120mm? im guessing maybe in the HDD fan cage, and move the HDD (1) to second from the bottom bay for flow. any thoughts? thx.

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