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by siicogamer
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Help me build a gaming rig starting with $1000
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Help me build a gaming rig starting with $1000

Hey guys, I want to build a new rig because my old one just died recently. Found out it was the motherboard so I don't want to replace it because the entire rig is pretty old. I've had it since 2004. So at the moment I have $1000 in my pocket to spend. I plan on saving to buy for the rest of the oth...
by siicogamer
Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol
Replies: 24
Views: 6144

Re: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol

Here are some pics

The parts:
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Mucking around..
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by siicogamer
Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol
Replies: 24
Views: 6144

Re: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol

ok so i bought a 780i sli and have now built the rig
so no more worries with the updating the bios lol.
but the screen stays black when turned on
EDIT: after much fumbling i found out it was a severed power cable LOL. so now its up and running..
by siicogamer
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol
Replies: 24
Views: 6144

Re: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol

lol i hope [-o< , But if it doesn't i guess i will have to buy a cheap one. With my own money, i only have $170 in my wallet atm, any cheapo recommendations? I'll probably buy it then sell it on ebay once im done, but i think i wont make a profit, if i return it to the store dont i have to pay for r...
by siicogamer
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol
Replies: 24
Views: 6144

Re: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol

bahhh i coudn't get a board now seeing as i already ordered it, my dad will get angry... I just hope the motherboard has the right bios version to make my cpu run
by siicogamer
Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol
Replies: 24
Views: 6144

Re: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol

arrr fark, i know someone with a p4 but im not sure theyd let me rip it out of there system :? . But i'll have to see for now, lol i havn't told my dad yet about the incompatibility of this cpu rofl, but im trying to work things out for now. Woudn't the motherboard be updated with the latest bios wh...
by siicogamer
Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol
Replies: 24
Views: 6144

Re: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol

so you saying i'll have to buy another cpu to make my e8400 run? That's just stupid.
In any way could i contact xfx or the store to update the bios for me?
by siicogamer
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol
Replies: 24
Views: 6144

Re: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol

so will it be able to run? I had a quote that from xfxsupport that it should boot up no problemo with wolfdale. But i it wont run properly until i update the bios.
either way, if im unable to run it, what can i do?
by siicogamer
Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol
Replies: 24
Views: 6144

Re: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol

cant i just update it myself? i've been googling and people say xfx 680i sli is compatible with a E8400 wolfdale processor,only with a bios update.
So can't i just update it myself?
by siicogamer
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Safe overclock for my Radeon 9600pro?
Replies: 5
Views: 1806

Re: Safe overclock for my Radeon 9600pro?

hOLY CRAP hows that even possible? on my 9550 i only had a stock heatsink no fan. And the heatsink was smaller than 8cm, u musta crammed that fan on.. how did you do it?
by siicogamer
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol
Replies: 24
Views: 6144

Re: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol

thanks for the info, i will certainly consider getting one of those. also about the gfx cards i actually canceled the order for the 256mb versions (Luckily).. and reordered the 512 versions. The card im getting is a ZOTAC brand, is this brand any good? http://www.betterit.com.au/scripts/prodview.asp...
by siicogamer
Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: Modding
Topic: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol
Replies: 24
Views: 6144

Re: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol

thats good then, the games will most likely run at 1280x1024
and as for his power suppply i think it's 350 or a 450W standard that came with the case. I informed my dad that he might need a new one because the power that is needed. Should we purchase a new power supply?
by siicogamer
Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Safe overclock for my Radeon 9600pro?
Replies: 5
Views: 1806

Re: Safe overclock for my Radeon 9600pro?

i had a 9550pro and i overclocked it to the same clocks you did, it was fine for about 4 years then BOOM it died.
But i didn't have any fans. Did u have a vga fan on your radeon?
by siicogamer
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Safe overclock for my Radeon 9600pro?
Replies: 5
Views: 1806

Safe overclock for my Radeon 9600pro?

Hi all, I have and old 9600pro and I'm wondering what a safe overclock would be. ATM, I have it clocked at 424.80mhz core clock and 214.20 Memory clock Using Ati Tool. The max for mem was like 230 and max for core 450. Is this safe for my card? I'm getting artifacts on the screen rarely on images on...
by siicogamer
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Modding
Topic: Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol
Replies: 24
Views: 6144

Making Gaming Rig for my DAD! lol

Hi all, alright it's been a while but im making a pc for my dad because his old pc has borked itself.( BSODing fried circut in the motherboard and Fried overheating radeon 9550) So he wanted a upgrade and asked me because i know more about computers than he does. I just need help from the forums for...
by siicogamer
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: win xp issue-cant install a helthy system.Can't install anyt
Replies: 36
Views: 6507

Re: win xp issue-cant install a helthy system.Can't install anyt

ill probaly get round to testing my psu later this week.
i don't want to spend to much on this new psu. i probaly won't spend over $120.(with that money i could but another 2 ordinary ram sticks)
by siicogamer
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:24 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: win xp issue-cant install a helthy system.Can't install anyt
Replies: 36
Views: 6507

Re: win xp issue-cant install a helthy system.Can't install anyt

i'm not from america , i'm from australia so newegg can't ship to my house.
and i haven't even tested my current one. What's the point of buying one if i Don't know if it's broken or not?
If i do have a problem i will look into buying one later.
by siicogamer
Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: win xp issue-cant install a helthy system.Can't install anyt
Replies: 36
Views: 6507

Re: win xp issue-cant install a helthy system.Can't install anyt

yeah but if i had a 10W psu my computer would implode!lol wats do mean something ahhaha.
You need to look at the 12V rail and the manufacturer
yeah, do you know any good manufacturers?
by siicogamer
Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: high 7 or low 8?
Replies: 8
Views: 2448

Re: high 7 or low 8?

he should probaly go for a high 7 series card then buy a 9 series card when it come out. that would be the best money saver and for best gaming performence.
by siicogamer
Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: Geforce 9800GTX !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 26061

Re: Geforce 9800GTX !!!

A yougamers convert! Wooo! ^_^ yep. i looked at your homepage and it was pretty good. nice rig. i came here cuz i read ur whole watercooling project log. very interesting. I was pretty sure that they awarded laptops for all top winners because that's what it said on the website. lol they probaly co...