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by Slimshaedy
22 Oct 2011, 12:08
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Point of View Graphics cards
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: Point of View Graphics cards

Never heard of that brand before! Everyone has covered all the important points, so I'll just throw in my 2 cents. Manufacturers get gpus from Nvidia and AMD, and they just put on their own stickers and software bundles etc. They normally have that big box cooler on top, these are reference designs....
by Slimshaedy
20 Oct 2011, 17:21
Forum: Kit
Topic: ned help upgrading rig, please advise!
Replies: 11
Views: 545

Re: ned help upgrading rig, please advise!

I've heard good things and bad things about Gigabyte and MSI. I haven't heard anything negative about Asus. That's just info through the grapevine that I remember. Sorry my statement was a bit bold:) Well since you're not too interested in overclocking I'd suggest getting the i5 2500. You can still ...
by Slimshaedy
20 Oct 2011, 02:33
Forum: Kit
Topic: ned help upgrading rig, please advise!
Replies: 11
Views: 545

Re: ned help upgrading rig, please advise!

Dude I'll try get a good list together when I'm on my pc again, I can recommend things off the top of my head though coz I'm on my phone... Try stay away from PC Zone if you can... I'd get the GPU from them just check if its sealed before accepting it PSU : Coolermaster GS 700 is really good RAM. G ...
by Slimshaedy
16 Oct 2011, 13:28
Forum: Benchmarking
Topic: Cinebench benchmark
Replies: 9
Views: 2107

Re: Cinebench benchmark

No I wouldn't know, why don't you check on google?
by Slimshaedy
14 Oct 2011, 18:42
Forum: Benchmarking
Topic: Cinebench benchmark
Replies: 9
Views: 2107

Re: Cinebench benchmark

Not really hahaha. make that 9.55 on cpu:)
by Slimshaedy
14 Oct 2011, 15:45
Forum: Benchmarking
Topic: Cinebench benchmark
Replies: 9
Views: 2107

Re: Cinebench benchmark

I just installed Cinebench 11.5 I scored 9.45 on cpu and 104.22 fps on opengl :)
by Slimshaedy
14 Oct 2011, 09:18
Forum: Benchmarking
Topic: Cinebench benchmark
Replies: 9
Views: 2107

Re: Cinebench benchmark

Its not too embarassing! There's other people who have the same pc as you and you could be "competing" with them:) Have a look at all the benechmarks listed in this forum. Its basically 3D Mark 11, 3D Mark Vantage, Super Pi, x264... I have a link to my benchmarks in my sig. Thatll give you an indica...
by Slimshaedy
14 Oct 2011, 01:21
Forum: Kit
Topic: Ryan1995's Upgrade Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1148

Re: Intel® Core™ i5 2500K VS AMD® Phenom™II X6-1090T

I always suggest this cooler to guys who want the cheapest cooler that does the best job and I really did my homework when I came to buying my cooler. I suggest the Coolermaster Hyper 212+. Its a great cooler IMO and reviews were great and they're pretty popular, but there's a whole lot better, but ...
by Slimshaedy
14 Oct 2011, 01:03
Forum: Benchmarking
Topic: Cinebench benchmark
Replies: 9
Views: 2107

Re: Cinebench benchmark

Aw dam I haven't used Cinebench in ages! I'll install it tomorrow. Which version are you using, and where's your score?
by Slimshaedy
13 Oct 2011, 21:53
Forum: Kit
Topic: Ryan1995's Upgrade Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1148

Re: Is 500W enough

Uh I can't think of the bad brands, the bad brands normally don't have a name they're your generic PSU's that come in your generic ATX cases. There's so many brands that you could consider, Corsair, Coolermaster, Thermaltake, Gigabyte, Antec. I've heard bad stories about the Gigabyte Odin 585W but i...
by Slimshaedy
13 Oct 2011, 21:42
Forum: Kit
Topic: Ryan1995's Upgrade Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1148

Re: Intel® Core™ i5 2500K VS AMD® Phenom™II X6-1090T

Ya they come with the standard cooler, do you intend to OC? If so then the standard cooler isn't so great for that, but if not then you could save money by getting the normal 2500, not the K version...
by Slimshaedy
13 Oct 2011, 11:18
Forum: Kit
Topic: Yep another one... New PC build, need help...
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Yep another one... New PC build, need help...

I'd get the Asus anytime because of their quality over every other brand, and you get what you pay for. So the P8Z68 mobo would be good. 4GB ram is more than enough for gaming, however if you have any other plans for the computer then rather consider 8GB. G Skill ram is really good and its reasonabl...
by Slimshaedy
13 Oct 2011, 10:53
Forum: Kit
Topic: Ryan1995's Upgrade Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1148

Re: Intel® Core™ i5 2500K VS AMD® Phenom™II X6-1090T

What do you intend to use your pc for? The i7 has 8 threads and the i5 has 4 threads. So for gaming, the i5 is your best bet and if you're doing cpu intensive work then I'd rather go for the i7.
And I'd get the i5 over the Phenom anytime
by Slimshaedy
08 Oct 2011, 20:48
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Upgrade options
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Upgrade opions

I think the Bulldozers are gona be too expensive, but let's wait and see pricing. Otherwise I'd take the Phenom without a doubt. AMD always makes a better budget rig IMO in terms of bang for buck
by Slimshaedy
08 Oct 2011, 08:54
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: Where to get watercooling?
Replies: 7
Views: 2157

Re: Where to get watercooling?

Ahhh that makes sense:) one thing to take note of is you should measure how wide your case is, because some high performance coolers are pretty tall and they won't fit inside smaller cases. I'm pretty sure it will fit but just make sure:)
by Slimshaedy
08 Oct 2011, 01:54
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: Where to get watercooling?
Replies: 7
Views: 2157

Re: Where to get watercooling?

Wow no you should be worrying around 70-80 degrees. I'm guessing you have the stock cooler on there now, an aftermarket cooler can drop your temps by 15 degrees average... That Coolermaster Hyper 212 was going for around R300 last time I checked, they're really cheap but VERY effective. Where as the...
by Slimshaedy
08 Oct 2011, 00:43
Forum: Cooling & Overclocking
Topic: Where to get watercooling?
Replies: 7
Views: 2157

Re: Where to get watercooling?

Its not necessary to get watercooling, an air cooler can do the same job much cheaper. But if you're really keen on watercooling you could get the closed loop type. The Corsair Hydro series are available at most online retailers, http://www.landmarkpc.co.za or http://www.prophecy.co.za are my favour...
by Slimshaedy
07 Oct 2011, 15:43
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MSI R6670 problem please help
Replies: 79
Views: 6740

Re: MSI R6670 problem please help

Weird I didn't think a cpu bottleneck would cause screen tearing, coz my old cpu just caused my games to lag like an ordinary graphics lag. But lower graphics settings sorted that problem out quickly:)
by Slimshaedy
06 Oct 2011, 14:21
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MSI R6670 problem please help
Replies: 79
Views: 6740

Re: MSI R6670 problem please help

I was running my my 6870 with a Pentium D haha and I was able to play Fallout NV but I had to keep the graphics settings low otherwise it lagged, I didn't encounter any screen tearing however...
Is it a usual screen tear?
by Slimshaedy
06 Oct 2011, 14:00
Forum: Kit
Topic: Post your Rig!
Replies: 293
Views: 52762

Re: Post your Rig!

You post your images onto a file hosting website like photobucket.com, and it gives you a image URL that you post and then your images will be loaded:)
by Slimshaedy
06 Oct 2011, 13:38
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MSI R6670 problem please help
Replies: 79
Views: 6740

Re: MSI R6670 problem please help

It depends how often it happens, if it happens when your gpu is under stress then its just because its an ATI product and is a known issue regardless of V-sync. My card screen tears in a few games and obviously in Vantage its most apparent
by Slimshaedy
04 Oct 2011, 20:41
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New graphics card for R4500
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: New graphics card for R4500

it seems as though everyone has covered all the good gpus but ill throw in my opinion anyway... I'd get get Nvidia over ATI. That's leaves me with gtx560 570 and 580. The GTX580 is at the top, and in 3D Mark Vantage it scores 24848 on the GPU score Followed by the GTX 570 at 21569 And lastly the GTX...
by Slimshaedy
30 Sep 2011, 00:36
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Have you assessed your pc recently?
Replies: 29
Views: 1041

Re: Have you assessed your pc recently?

Mine comes in at around 15K. I just want another gpu in xfire and I'll be finished. Maybe buy another 4gb ram one day, and little bits and bobs here and there but I'm happy where I'm at now. I could never spend 3k on ram, 5k on a screen and 3k on an SSD! Ouch!
by Slimshaedy
30 Sep 2011, 00:21
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GFX card dead?
Replies: 15
Views: 920

Re: GFX card dead?

Its downclocks your card, I thought all gpus did that anyway? The post about the psu delivering incorrect voltage to your gpu, hence your monitor? Your monitor has its own power supply and if you disconnect the gpu from the monitor, then the monitor gives you the no signal cable connected sign. I ha...
by Slimshaedy
27 Sep 2011, 22:14
Forum: Kit
Topic: where 2 now
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: where 2 now

I'm afriad R2000 doesn't leave you with a big choice of mobo/cpu combo but you could get a good gpu with R2000. AMD is generally cheaper than Intel, so I'd go for an AMD cpu. AMD gpus tend to perform better with the AMD cpu, so I'd suggest getting something like a Radeon 5850