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jjhighberger's Completed Build: Custom Case Kennwood/HP

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

I've also got an old LaserDisc player that I may convert a slightly older Compaq or Dell with. Both have faster processors but the faster Dell doesn't have much room for upgrades. Esp in the graphics end. The Dell had been upgraded w/ a PNY 256 Mb 6200 PCI full size card so long ago I dont remember what crappy chipset it had and tho the Compaq has the same chipset as the discrete card and has a PCIe slot, the discrete card was put in there to save the RAM for the system.

jjhighberger's Completed Build: Custom Case Kennwood/HP

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

This was intended to be a free project so upgrading it at the moment isn't probably going to happen. If/when I am finally able to ditch the Dish and get XBMC 'wife worthy', then I can save that money and do possible upgrades.

jjhighberger's Completed Build: Custom Case Kennwood/HP

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks for the idea with the adafruit. I was looking into nMediaPC for a similar application but this is cheaper. Now i have to hide away a few bucks so the wifey don't get pissed when i buy it..lol

jjhighberger's Completed Build: Custom Case Kennwood/HP

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

The motherboard is stock from the HP I pulled it from. The parts list has a link to the system specs.

jjhighberger's Completed Build: Custom Case Kennwood/HP

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

Speedfan shows CPU spiking @ 45C when loaded then tapering off to the 30s

jjhighberger's Completed Build: Custom Case Kennwood/HP

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Not intended for gaming, tho I will probably put Emulators on this setup.

jjhighberger's Completed Build: Bruiser on a Budget

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

good to know, ty

jjhighberger's Completed Build: Bruiser on a Budget

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

I went with the EVGA 500B before I saw your post. But TY!

Forum Topic "Upgrading PSU"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

I did, EVGA 500B. Thank you.

jjhighberger's Completed Build: Bruiser on a Budget

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

LMAO ty for the compliment then.

jjhighberger's Completed Build: Bruiser on a Budget

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 0 points 41 months ago

definately need to do something with it. it started acting up today. at least i hope that's the problem and it hasn't complicated something else. I need to pull the trigger on something under $40 but I don't know how much diff a 80+ is from a 80+bronze

Forum Topic "Upgrading PSU"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

I have found 2 diff Evga 500w 80+ psu with a decent jump in price. how much different is 80+ than 80+bronze?

Forum Topic "Upgrading PSU"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Ty. I'll check that out.

jjhighberger's Completed Build: Bruiser on a Budget

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

I don't even play MC so is this an insult?

jjhighberger's Completed Build: Bruiser on a Budget

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

I decided against the SSD, boot time is not important to me. But maybe down the line.

jjhighberger's Completed Build: Bruiser on a Budget

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

MC?

Forum Topic ""You built this rig?""

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

On the Completed Builds page. Big blue button at the top. "Create a Custom Build" above search filters.

Forum Topic ""You built this rig?""

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Never mind I found it.

Forum Topic "GPU upgrade"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

i put the 650 in the case when i built it cuz i thought there was a prob w/ the 520, that's when he offered to sell it to me. turned out it was just the video cable.

Forum Topic "need minimal grafix card"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Going with a Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti - lightly used - for $50 i'm picking up from a friend

Forum Topic "GPU upgrade"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Going with a Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti 1Gb that i'm gettin gently used for $50

Forum Topic "GPU upgrade"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

tho that's a good price, i cant handle the rebate wait at the present time. and its out of stock at my microcenter :(

Forum Topic "GPU upgrade"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

My budget is remarkably low. Hoping to snag something from craigslist or ebay for under $40 .. I've been out of the market for 15+ years so no brand preference.

Reminder, I'm happy with gt 520 but need an upgrade due to fan failure and ownership, monitor resolution is only 1280x1024. I'm only looking for a cheap temp fix.

Forum Topic "need minimal grafix card"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

cool thanx

Forum Topic "need minimal grafix card"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

how about manufacturers? say having a gigabyte mobo and staying with gigabyte for graphics?

Forum Topic "need minimal grafix card"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Has it ever mattered to have AMD card with AMD processor?

Forum Topic "need minimal grafix card"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

While on the topic, how about brand preferences?

Forum Topic "need minimal grafix card"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

I was just on Toms hardware looking at a similar answer, Thanx! now to find one on sale or used in my $-range

Forum Topic "need minimal grafix card"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Fair enough, Thanks

Forum Topic "need minimal grafix card"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

i have no other game to base fps on other than wow, which i pull 30+ on high, You keep referring Radeon cards which is fine, i just don't know what is closest comparison to nvidia which i'm more familiar with.

Forum Topic "need minimal grafix card"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

honestly i have about $30-40 to spend withing completely pissing off my wife.

however, i want to leave money out of it and consider the lowest feasible card with non biased opinions.

Forum Topic "need minimal grafix card"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

What is the Nvidia equivalent to this card? I'm getting all kinds of negative feedback on gt 610, even the 720 priced higher on a different forum even tho I'm running a gt 520 that's on it last leg.

Forum Topic "need minimal grafix card"

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Thanks for the input. Let's go back a bit plz, and talk about older cards or newer ones that aren't "gaming" cards. Mostly cuz onboard is not an option.

jjhighberger's Completed Build: $500 Budget Build - Low / Mid Gaming build. 1st build in 15+ Years

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

FYI the BIOS is stock, so don't fear this board w/ the Vishera cpu.

bort's Completed Build: Mamba

jjhighberger 2 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

I have this case. its pretty good, tho a little quirky. the fact that it comes with 4 fans (very quiet) is awesome, but the LED on the front fan is a lil blah.

jjhighberger's Completed Build: Low - Mid Gaming machine

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Seems I might get a GTX 650 Ti from a buddy.

jjhighberger's Completed Build: Low - Mid Gaming machine

jjhighberger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

I ran out of time to install the OS, but so far so good.

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