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#21 seakingtheonixpected

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:46 PM

nevermind, I put it all back together to test, everything works, seems like which one you plug it into doesn't matter.



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:00 PM

So I need to get a new power supply, but the one I want is a) out of stock and B) $120 which I dont currently have to spend on a power supply.

 

are there any in the 50 - 80 dollar range that will work just as well for the build?



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 02:55 PM

Yeah, pretty much if the cable fits in the socket, you're good. With the exception of USB in an ethernet port. 

 

As far as power supplies go, I'm a big fan of Corsair and Antec.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139040

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371044


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:27 PM

Awesome thanks, hopefully I don't hit any more road blocks when it shows up. I had almost everything else hooked up in working order so theoratically it should be fine.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:17 PM

Just got the power supply today and hooked everything up, all working great except it is having trouble detecting my DVD drive. Currently playing with my device settings to see if I can get it all to work out.

 

the old case had zero fans on it, literally the only fan was on the processor, this new case has 4 fans (and the power supply had a fan as well I think) so if nothing else at least it won't be overheated as much as it probably was last summer.

 

Once I get some money I'll probably get a CPU, motherboard, and graphics card all together (since they are intregated currently).

 

Just curious, the computer currently has 2GB x2 DDR3 ram, if I had more ram in the other two slots of DDR3 from a different company might there be issues? Also could I say add a 4GB stick in one of the other slots and keep the 2 2GB without having issues?

 

Update: DVD drive is fixed, has to completely remove the registry and let it fully reinstall.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:18 AM

It should be dual channel memory, so you want the same brand in the same colored slots. It's not an issue really if you don't, but it's recommended. Your memory slots should look lile : | | | |

 

Basically, brand 1 in the red slots and brand 2 in the black.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:13 PM

It should be dual channel memory, so you want the same brand in the same colored slots. It's not an issue really if you don't, but it's recommended. Your memory slots should look lile : | | | |

 

Basically, brand 1 in the red slots and brand 2 in the black.

Yep definitely have the colors going on, cool guess that means for a while I'll be running a computer with 12 GB of ram xD

 

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 09:12 AM

Glad I can help. :)


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:50 AM

My computer version has been changed..How can I update it or change the version to the old one..

 



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:58 PM

What do you mean by version? You are going to have to be more specific. Like what did it used to be and how is it different now?

 

for example, did your Windows 8 becomes Windows 8.1?

Did your computer download a service pack that is now causing errors?



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:35 AM

Okay so I have one more question.

 

It will be a while before I get 600 dollars that I can freely spend on upgrading my motherboard, CPU, and getting a GPU. And it seems like the only part that could be replaced without needing to replace the others is the CPU (since the motherboard and graphics card are integrated). So I'm wondering if I can put this CPU:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819113284

 

on this premade computers motherboard:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16883113188

 

It needs to be able to work and I don't want to have to get a new copy of Windows 7.

 

If that CPU specifically won't work I'd love to hear suggestions of ones that might work in a similar quality range.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:42 AM

Are you saying video card is integrated in your current pc, or the one you want to build?

 

Also, no, APU's are a FM slot and the FX series are AM3+


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:54 AM

No it is currently integrated, I want to build them seperate, which means I'll need to get both at the same time, which is going to be about 400 dollars. On top of that it sounds like I'll need to get the CPU at the same time which is another 200 dollars.

I could either do the motherboard and graphics card at the same time or the CPU and the motherboard, but not all three right now.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:56 AM

You can put a dedicated video card in the computer you have now and it will just turn off the integrated side of the graphics. 


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:47 PM

Oh I didn't know that, Spleen you are my new deity!

 

will this graphics card work with the Gateways motherboard?

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130932



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:00 PM

Yep, should fit fine. 


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:54 PM

So I got the card today and being trying to hook it in. I've run into a problem though with or without the card the computer won't start up, the CPU fan spins once but after that power does nothing. Is there a specific reason this would be happening? Been checking all of my connectors over for a while.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

Will it turn on if you take the card out?


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 08:45 PM

No it does the same thing with the card out.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:19 PM

The only two things I can think of that might have gone wrong: 1. The card had a plug that split into two of the same that hooks into the power supply. I hooked up both, wondering if I was only suppose to do one. 2. The the card and motherboard fit into the case kind of weird so that the card was only halfplugged in. Could either of these cause this kind of issue?