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  1. I have a bad record with DIY projects so making my own case is out. Pricing is rather vague at the moment, and I wouldn't really know where to start with ordering custom stuff. Riser cards - eh, if they work OK I'm not opposed to a case that uses one.f.

    Would it be okay if we know what country you live in so we can find the correct pricing and retailers for you?

  2. Ok, thanks. I'm programming a game similar, and was wondering what language I should learn to program it in.

    You should also do some research into what the best engine would be. Programming is only one part of making game.

    Anyways. Been a while since I played anything new?

  3. Really quick question-

    Anti Static Protection. What should I use?

    When I built my PC the first thing I did was plug in the PSU without the switch on so its grounded and then touched it to ground myself. If your case is metal it will be grounded as well once you put in your PSU. I recommend grounding yourself once before and work on a floor that isn't carpet. Also ESD is not much of a bad issue now a days and ESD wrist-bands are mainly useful for people who work with electronics regularly.

  4. Do you mean case, or actually house? If it is the latter, I assume you live in a hotter part of the world :)

    But yes, you are right. I would even argue that idle consumption is more important than that of load, as most computers will spend most of their lives at or near idle. Only a fraction is spent at half load or more. The heat CPU and GPU dissipate is an issue too, as it means more heat in the case, and thus more wear and tear and certainly more noise.

    Noise is the main reason I tend to choose cards that do just a little over a 100 watt. Fast cards are nice, but produce too much heat and thus noise to my liking, especially since I do a lot of production work and even a slight noise will cause fatigue over a work day. I love to slap a big cooler on a card and have it dead silent at both idle and full load.

    Ideally I would like to separate out work and games on two dedicated computers, but currently budget and desk space prohibit that.

    A person on the youtubes called DIY Perks made about three videos about designing, building and testing a silent PC. In testing the PC under load is quiter than a desk lamp with a inbuilt transformer. Anyways here is the links to the videos in no particular order;

  5. Hmm, are you running a 64bit or 32bit os?

    Here is a link for the linux drivers for your GPU for 64 bit: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/download/driverResults.aspx/83716/en-uk

    Here is a link for the linux drivers for your GPU for 32 bit: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/download/driverResults.aspx/83698/en-uk

    Download them and try running them like a program and post here if you run into issues. I currently don't have a linux os I can test on sorry.

  6. Hello again! I've built the PC you guys recommend about a year ago two? The only thing I changed was the case, RAM, GPU and monitor. I ended up going with something like:

    ASrock H87 Pro 4

    Quad Core Intel I5 @ 2.9GHz

    GeForce GTX 660

    16GB of RAM

    Zalman Z11 Plus

    Hyper 212 Evo + 120mm Fan


    Dell 1704FPT 20" @ 1280x1024

    Sony Bravia TV 32" @ 1920x1080

    Anyways I currently dont have any pics for it. Ive come to ask another question. What should I do with a old PC ive managed to get my hands on. Its from like 2000 or something. Its got some sort of processor, 2* 128MB SD RAM and some other parts. Anybody got some suggestions on what to do with it? Ive thought about turning it into NAS and storing my work files and media on it but Im not sure whether its its got enough ram for the task.

  7. I rewired it. It works :D. Not sure why it didn't in the first place. I'll edit this/maybe post depending on how its going.

    EDITZ: Welp, it works fine. My GPU works and all but windows installer isnt reading my HDD. I know it works and I saw it in the UEFI of the MOBO. Any tips/ideas?

    EDIT2: Turns out it was that the sata cable wasnt headed properly. I think my 24pin is a little loose.

    EDIT3: Its all up and running well. Everything is well I think. DLing my games now.

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