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Katamari101   
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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.

Ah, thanks. That's good to know.

Oh, and does this seem like a good motherboard? http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130590

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Don't go with MSI. I've had capacitors catch on fire, along with many other people.

Biostar, Gigabyte, ASUS, and a couple of others are fine.

I'd go with Intel if you want better framerates. I've had the highest tier AMD CPU and A 450GTS and I couldn't even max out Crysis at medium in a fresh install. Oh and gamebooster doesn't do much, fyi.

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Don't go with MSI. I've had capacitors catch on fire, along with many other people.

Biostar, Gigabyte, ASUS, and a couple of others are fine.

Ouch. Thanks for warning me about that.

Anyway, I found another motherboard. Does it seem like a good one? It's not MSI, so it won't catch on fire or anything. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131672

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So Dopps, my dad asked me to get some specs for the computer I want, and I want to get something that can run games like Fallout 3 and Borderlands fine, but not too expensive and be able to upgrade later down the road. Any suggestions on hardware?

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Why are you guys using Newegg? The last time that my dad ordered it from Newegg was trying to get a new hard drive for my previous computer. But one of them doesn't seem to work. So my dad had a complainant with the Newegg and he doesn't buy products from them anymore.

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Many people consider Newegg to be one of the best places to buy computer hardware, so your dad's bad experience may have just been a fluke.

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Many people consider Newegg to be one of the best places to buy computer hardware, so your dad's bad experience may have just been a fluke.

Well, that's true. At least there's Best Buy that has computer stuff. This is why I don't shop online lol.

Don't go with MSI. I've had capacitors catch on fire, along with many other people.

You know, I remember when my dad was repairing the Windows 3.11 and when he tried to test the computer to see if it works, one of the capacitors caught on fire and dad had to turn it off quickly. I barely remember it too, and we have to stop using it because of the hazard. :(

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My desktop came back from getting fixed today. I still need a power cord and a cord to hook it to the monitor, so hopefully it works.

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So Dopps, my dad asked me to get some specs for the computer I want, and I want to get something that can run games like Fallout 3 and Borderlands fine, but not too expensive and be able to upgrade later down the road. Any suggestions on hardware?

That depends. What's your budget?

Also, Newegg is the very best place to buy computer parts unless you directly deal yourself or have some kind of shady dealings with the wrong kind of people.

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What do you think about CyberpowerPC, Dopp? I'm temted to buy off newegg, but I don't want to fuck myself over and build my computer the wrong way. It would be cheaper but I just know I'd mess it up somehow. I've upgraded/modded computers and I know a lot about them, but I've never built one from scratch, and I'm afraid I'll do it wrong

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What do you think about CyberpowerPC, Dopp? I'm temted to buy off newegg, but I don't want to fuck myself over and build my computer the wrong way. It would be cheaper but I just know I'd mess it up somehow. I've upgraded/modded computers and I know a lot about them, but I've never built one from scratch, and I'm afraid I'll do it wrong

While cheap and generally made from decent components, Cyberpower/ibuypower PCs have a tendency of being assembled really poorly. You can get one if you like, but the build quality of the machine is not that great.

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Ok, my old desktop PC is working again. Maybe I can upgrade it?

CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz

CPU Speed: 3.0 GHz Performance Rated at: 3 GHz

RAM: 1023.3 MB

OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)

Video Card: GeForce FX 5200

Sound Card: Realtek AC'97 Audio

Got this info from systemrequirementslab.com.

I believe I need a better engine CPU and video card to run more modern games, and more RAM probably wouldn't hurt. What kinds would work?

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Prebuilt computers from iBuyPower and Alienware tend to be shit. Just saying. You can build the same thing cheaper.

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Well I've been using a pc I bought from ibuypower for the past several years, and it's done me pretty good.

Anyways, I was feeling a bit "adventurous" recently, so I thought i'd try installing Ubuntu on one of my older computers. It took some elbow grease to get it installed and even get the wi-fi working since I know very little about Linux stuff, but now I've got it working pretty well. I wonder what I could do with it now...

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So, I finally managed to get a legal copy of 64-bit Windows 7 Pro from my school servers.

Whee!

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So, I finally managed to get a legal copy of 64-bit Windows 7 Pro from my school servers.

Whee!

how

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So, I finally managed to get a legal copy of 64-bit Windows 7 Pro from my school servers.

Whee!

how

The magic of education!

The Institute's CS school has a MSDNAA program that allows members to download a bunch of Microsoft software for absolutely free, so I've tried to get Windows 7 at least 3 times; this time the school fixed the servers so the download is finally working perfectly. They also have some other stuff like XNA Game Studio and, surprisingly, MS-DOS 6, lol.

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Honkey that shit is like $30 why would you even need to pirate it.

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