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  1. I was looking @ the following parts: Graphics - HIS H485QT512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ4 Turbo Video Card - Retail PSU - OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail or OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail Case - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
  2. I'm not sure what PSU brand or size is currently in my pc and from my signature I do not see where it says anything about my psu.
  3. Thanks puntoMX for eliminating my worries of more troubles. I've been looking at video cards, but so undecided as what to go with as far as a combination of a case, psu and video card. The main complication for me is deciding which video card and then of course a decent/good psu to handle my system coupled with whatever video card without issue. I don't have a set number as far as a budget other than to say I am on a budget/limited funds. I've been looking at psu's, and modular is a more expensive route it seems, but also offers better cooling with less restriction caused by so many cables dangling over other components. As stated in previous posts I'm also wondering if I should wait on the dx11 cards built on the same 40nm process as the 4770 due to the fact the 4770 is a great bang for the buck and runs much cooler. Most posts as far as a graphics upgrade has pointed me towards a 4890 to take advantage of my cpu. With all that said any recommendations on what my triple (case, psu, graphics) purchase should be?
  4. Sunday night I shut my pc down for the night as to alleviate some of the heat and Monday morning when I went to turn it on it wouldn't and just gave the three beeps as described. It wouldn't turn on all day yesterday (Monday) and this morning after a whole day of being off it came back on when I tried this morning. This has me concerned if it's more than maybe a graphics card issue. I am getting power so I don't think it's a bad PSU also lately when in-game my monitor turns off like it has fallen asleep after inactivity and won't come back on without a restart of the pc. This has me thinking it is just the graphics. Any ideas what this could be or just more evidence that the graphics card needs replacing?
  5. Will the new dx11 cards based on the 40nm process continue to run cooler like the current ATI Radeon HD 4770? If so, I many just wait 'til they come out to grab a new card rather than purchase a current generation card and only become last generation within a few months.
  6. This is after moving the case to the top of my desk. Could this be a sign my fans are not working as the temps are right back up to where they were before as shown in the initial ss?
  7. This is after moving the case to the top of my desk.
  8. Not sure about the first problem but if you buy a new GPU and it still happens then that eliminates one thing that is stuffing up and you will not have to change to lower resolutions too! Using a memory testing program like Memtest86+ you can see if its bad RAM. As for heat just use a program like Real Temp to see if the CPU is overheating and something like GPU-Z to see if your GPU is overheating. My PC case is inside a cubby hole like area as my desk has a cupboard like area to put my case in underneath the desk. This is probably limiting airflow even though there space on each side of the case. Can the Memtest program be run using a program like MagicDisc or does it have to be burned to a cd?
  9. Lag has been happening for a while with my current setup however, recently, whenever I have to restart my pc it beeps 3 times with the 3rd beep being longer than the first two and I have to leave the PC off for a bit. So, I am wondering if something is overheating, but the local PC repair guy told me it could be bad ram or gpu also. Also, before going in-game if I lower my desktop resolution which I just started doing recently I find it helps somewhat with lag and overall gameplay.
  10. By lag I mean that when I am in an intense battle with lots of action - bullets flying, gernades exploding, smoke, flash, etc, I experience lag to where gameplay slows down or when online same result. My internet connection is cable 15/2 so I don't feel my connection is the problem.
  11. Will a Corsair 750W PSU fit in my case? I looked at that particular PSU as to be future-proof if I do more upgrading.
  12. I've asked the same ? on another forum also to get as much info as possible and they are suggesting upgrading my graphics, psu and case as a new ATI 4000/nVidia GTX series will require a larger psu and more case space while keeping my current motherboard and ram. I stated on the other forum that I've watched youtube videos where people are showing off their 4770 running usually with 4gigs of ram usually DDR3 and on an AMD x3/4 and the framerates/gameplay seem real smooth and nice. How would my setup compare with the addition of such a graphics change as compared to an AMD x3/4 and 3-4gigs of DDR3?
  13. I am wondering whether upgrading my current PC is worth it for gaming as gaming with the current system specs suck as far as my graphics is concerned. I lag during gameplay. I was considering upgrading the following parts: Motherboard Ram Graphics ... or would keeping the current CPU, limiting my ability to upgrade the Ram to only DDR2 800 and adding an ATI 4000 series graphics card would defeat my purpose or waste my time and money versus getting a new AMD Dragon system consisting of AMD CPU and Graphics card along with the ability to add DDR3 Ram?


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