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March 28, 2010 3:43:28 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming! Internet, work, multitasking

Current Spec:

Antec 900 Case
Nvidia 8800 gts 512
ASUS P5KE
OCZ 4GB Ram
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4ghz
Samsung 750GB Sata
Sony Optiarc Lightscribe
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Huntkey Green Star 550W PSU
Windows 7 64bit

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Ebuyer? Or cheapest uk retailer COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: Any

OVERCLOCKING: NO

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Basically after an update of my current build, mainly used for gaming but also for pretty much everything else.

The Case seems to attract a lot of dust, causing problem for my graphics card. So should i replace it?

PSU needs replacing recommend me one?

HDD and DVD Drive will keep the same.

Anyone recommend me cheap mouse, keyobard and speakers.

Not sure wether to upgrade CPU or graphics card and maybe ram?

Thanks

EDIT: Would it be better for me to sell the system and build a new one?


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March 28, 2010 4:11:21 PM

I believe it is a decent build even at todays game if you keep on playing at 1280x1024. Why do you want to upgrade? Do you feel any lagging in the games you play?

There is very bad review about the Huntkey Green Star PSU saying that it is prone to explode when load is high.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/668/8
I got two Huntkey PSU powering my kids' PC for 6 months now. I hope it does not happen to us. Although I believe it can be avoided if you keep the load below 80%.
How long have you got the Huntkey PSU?

March 28, 2010 4:14:51 PM

I have had the huntkey for since may 2008. Iv had a problem with the grapphics/ psu

This may be due to psu or graphics card, I would like to get that sorted.

I also would like new keyboard, mouse and speakers cheaper the better.

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March 28, 2010 5:13:28 PM

Thanks what about a keyboard? And can anyone recommend me a decent psu?

Thanks
March 28, 2010 6:04:15 PM

Ok I have been looking around and was thinking of getting this for my system?

PSU:

Mouse: or

Keyboard:

Speakers:

GPU (not sure):

Your opinion is more than welcome!

Thanks



March 28, 2010 6:10:14 PM

Sorry i dont know why they didnt go into links
March 28, 2010 11:35:02 PM

mac4me123 said:
Ok I have been looking around and was thinking of getting this for my system?

PSU:

GPU (not sure):

Your opinion is more than welcome!

Thanks

Looks good.

I'd really like to know whether it is the PSU or the GPU that is causing the problem. If it turns out that it's the Huntkey PSU then I'll know if the symptom appears in my kid's PC.
March 29, 2010 8:44:26 AM

Yeah process of elimination, PSU should be here tomorrow so i will be able to know then!
March 30, 2010 3:11:02 PM

Ok i got my new PSU, i upgraded my graphics card that fixed it, after getting my new psu, there is one part in battlefield bad company 2 were you have to shoot with helicopter i got some flickering there on the screen, also i sometime get a error, something along lines of kernel?
March 30, 2010 3:11:51 PM

I ment to say i upgrade the graphics driver
March 30, 2010 4:19:14 PM

mac4me123 said:
Ok i got my new PSU, i upgraded my graphics card that fixed it, after getting my new psu, there is one part in battlefield bad company 2 were you have to shoot with helicopter i got some flickering there on the screen, also i sometime get a error, something along lines of kernel?


Looks like the PSU is not the culprit afterall otherwise replacing it with new one should have fixed it... Maybe time to replace the GPU. The HD5770 you linked is good.
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