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Old 08-05-2007, 11:08 PM   #16
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Looks awesome rotNdude!

AIDA32 and EVEREST Free Edition 2.20 are good system stat programs people could use to see what they have in their computers(if that situation should ever occur...)
..Just two programs that are more advanced than the lovely CPU-Z
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:21 PM   #17
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Updated. Please read the posting of video clips that in no way help the OP! Just a warning!
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:59 PM   #18
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I think we need to make this sticky's title 72 point type face, bold and flashing. People don't seem to READ this stickey....
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:41 AM   #19
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Maybe I'll see if this sticky can be presented to anyone starting a new thread in this section!? Heh heh...
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:41 PM   #20
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Awesome sticky, now I am moving on to the next one
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:06 PM   #21
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screen shot of my system with HL2 EP1
http://i14.tinypic.com/53pj4hj.jpg
T Rush, out of curiosity what version of Vista are you running that it comes up as Vista Professional?
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:56 AM   #22
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SIW is another good, FREE system information program woth more than a wealth of data returned by it. It is regularly updated with new versionsmae available on, it seems, at least a monthly basis. Gabriel Topala, the creator, has an opt-in mailing list you can register for which will keep you informed of happenings and other newsworthy tidbits; thus giving the recipient access to the latest version/release/build as soon as it is stable and released as well as the oportunjity to do somke BETA testing, should you wish. If interested, just Google SIW, that will take you right to the appropriate website.

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Old 09-18-2009, 09:37 AM   #23
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:11 AM   #24
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rotNdude, can you add to the sticky a portion about how to ask for advice on building a PC? Over and over we have people who say I am building a new PC and my budget is X, but they fail to say if they have a OS, keyboard, monitor or mouse. Thanks.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:38 PM   #25
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rotNdude, can you add to the sticky a portion about how to ask for advice on building a PC? Over and over we have people who say I am building a new PC and my budget is X, but they fail to say if they have a OS, keyboard, monitor or mouse. Thanks.
Good idea. I'll add something to it. Sorry it took so long to respond.
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:24 AM   #26
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While we understand your desire to know approximately what you can expect with your components, don't even post the question. We are closing all threads that ask this question! There are web sites that do reviews that will give you some indication of what to expect. This is one:

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphi...=547&chart=196


And there are these threads that may help:

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...hreadid=260730
Broken. Just checked them.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:20 AM   #27
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Here's a nifty program to find out info about your PC: http://www.piriform.com/speccy
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:54 AM   #28
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1. The post is a bit long to read through.

2. Most of your comments are about issues with hardware, not upgrading. So the questions are about items that do not exist. What operating system do they have, well they are asking which they should get.

3. The one section about upgrading does not request all of the information. It sets a proper format for those replying with build options, but does not set the format for the build request.

4. The instructions expect the end user to know the difference between a graphics card, and a modem. To know what a CPU is, and know what the difference is between DDR2, and DDR3.

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I would like some advice about upgrading some hardware components?
As noted above, post all of your existing computer's specs and tell us what components you want to upgrade. Also, if you have identified any new components you're thinking about, don't just post the links like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151133

Post them like this:
SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

Or this:
SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151133

That saves all of us time and will get quicker responses from other forum members.

Don't forget to tell us what components you can reuse from an older computer, how much you are willing to spend in your country's currency and what you primarily use the computer for!
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The main thing you posted was "post all of your existing computer's specs". Without telling them how to understand that information.

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Upgrading Your Computer?
If you wish to upgrade your computer, please list the components you want to upgrade, if upgrading your entire system, then please answer the following questions.

Do you need an Operating System? (If no, please specify which OS you have)

Do you need a K/B and Mouse?

Do you need speakers/mic/headset?

Do you need a Monitor? (If no, please specify your resolution)

Which country do you reside in? (for currency and searching purposes)

How many PC's have you built in the past? (to get an idea of tech level)

What is your budget? (then add $50 for shipping and tax)
Don't forget to tell us what components you can reuse from an older computer, how much you are willing to spend in your country's currency and what you primarily use the computer for!


What is your favorite genre? / What games do you play most frequently?

Are you partial to Intel/AMD/Nvidia?

Please list specs of current PC. (we may be able to salvage things)
[i]You can find out your system specs using tools such as Dxdiag, or Belark Advisor, or http://cyri.systemrequirementslab.com/CYRI/

Also, if you have identified any new components you're thinking about, don't just post the links like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151133

Post them like this:
SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

Or this:
SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151133

That saves all of us time and will get quicker responses from other forum members.

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Old 05-22-2011, 02:58 PM   #29
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thx helpful
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:12 PM   #30
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Thanks for the information! Very helpful!
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