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Dopply

I bet I could help you too, Bya!

Well Whelt is unhelpable because he's using a fucking laptop but what about you Axe?

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Bya

Hey, if a laptop gave out free sex I'd use it too.

But yeah, I really don't even have the money for a video card, but I appreciate the offer. I'll post some specs after I clean my room.

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I may be getting my desktop PC back soon, if it gets fixed. It's been out of commission for like 4 years and we just now took it to somebody, so who knows if it's still any good anyway LOL

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Axe

Well if you insist:

-Intel DG41CN desktop board

-Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.93GHz 64-bit compatible

-500 GB HDD

-3 GB RAM

-Intel G41 Express integrated graphics chip with 832 MB shared memory

-Windows 7 Starter 32-bit

And completely unrelated: After trying it out for several months, I decided to get rid of my Ubuntu partition. It was harder than expected; in the process I fucked up the Master Boot Record and had to find my Win7 DVD in a pile of boxes. It was worth it, though!

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Dopply

All you need is a video card and you're fuckin' set!

What kind of computer is it? I need to find the power supply wattage. I'm pretty sure Newegg ships internationally, right?

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All you need is a video card and you're fuckin' set!

What kind of computer is it? I need to find the power supply wattage. I'm pretty sure Newegg ships internationally, right?

Now that you mention it, I have no clue! I'll get you back on that.

And I think Newegg ships internationally, but I'd rather look around for whatever card you're thinking of locally first.

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Newegg is usually way cheaper, even with shipping. The only way you can get it cheaper is if you know a vendor or work off of a illegitimate market. Then again, I've never been to Costa Rica!

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Axe

Welp, it's apparently a 500W power supply. I actually expected it to be lower, for some reason.

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Do you have any PCIe power connectors? If you don't know, that's fine.

Anyways, I'm sure you have a PCIe card connector.

Based on your hardware, I'd select either a Radeon HD 5770 or an Nvidia GTX 460. Both cards at in the $100-200 range. If you'd like something a bit lower, look into the HD 5670...it's below $100 and it's a fantastic card, just not very future-proofed (not that you can future proof anything, what's new today will become history tomorrow, etc).

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Actually, I think I do. And I'll check those out, thanks!

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Macho Madness

I have a feeling that I can do stuff to optimize my computer without buying shit but I'm way too lazy to do it.

download a program called gamebooster, and turn it on before you start your games.

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Smonge

Call me an absolutely freaking insane n00b, but after some evaluation I really no longer see any reason to maintain a dedicated Ubuntu partition short of WUBI. Yeah, yeah, I know what you're thinking--WUBI, and I remember using it too. It wasn't exactly a bad experience, but there's a world of difference performance-wise between a real install and a WUBI install.

Fact is, when I open up a disk utility and see four different partitions for swap memory, Windows and its restore PE, and Ubuntu it just seems like way too much taking up my meager 160gb hard drive. Since WUBI piggybacks off of Windows' filesystem, I only have to maintain two partitions for Windows. Reinstalling Ubuntu WUBI is easier than redefining the partitions in Ubiquity, so is uninstalling. Got a problem with your install? Nuke it in Windows, reinstall it and then restore your backup.

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Okay, so, I'm planning on upgrading my RAM. I found a rather cheap 4GB RAM set. It runs for about $27 on Newegg. Should I get it? Here's the link:

http://www.newegg.co...al-_-20-148-418

By the way, the computer I'm running has 4GBs of RAM, and is running on a 32bit version of Windows 7.

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Macho Madness

$27 for 4GB of RAM? jeez that's good.

Instead of upgrading my Graphics card on an old 2005 desktop, I'm getting a new desktop in general. Does the case affect performance like overheating and stuff? I could get the cheapest case and save a lot of money but I also want to make this new computer last so I need to be cautious when cutting little corners to save prices.

The http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Dragon_8000/ Gamer Dragon 8000 looks like a really nice computer and I made some changes to drop the price a little

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Holy fucking shit there was a fucking list of components for a gaming computer here and I made a small edit to it and when I clicked save THE WHOLE FUCKING POST DISAPPEARED.

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SuperYoshi

You've got an AMD CPU and an Intel motherboard. The two aren't interchangable.

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You've got an AMD CPU and an Intel motherboard. The two aren't interchangable.

Oh, I didn't think of that.

So I can't use an Intel motherboard with an AMD CPU?

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Nope, Intel motherboards use Intel CPUs and AMD motherboards use AMD CPUs. Since I'll guess you're trying to spend as little money as possible, I suggest you look for an AMD motherboard since AMD is usually cheaper.

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