Weather Gamers. . PC GAMING DURING SUMMER PC GAMING DURING WINTER 5 SEPARATE CRYST GAMES RUNNING WHALE ? WEED. yeah, Crysis gaming
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User avatar #137 to #122 - stillnotbob (07/26/2013) [-]
Get a better CPU. It's only CPU intensive.
#149 to #137 - yamadashinichi (07/26/2013) [-]
Tell that to my video card that just ignited...
User avatar #180 to #149 - stillnotbob (07/26/2013) [-]
I have a gt610 which can run max settings.
#182 to #180 - yamadashinichi (07/26/2013) [-]
And I'm using an NVS 290.
User avatar #323 to #182 - stillnotbob (07/27/2013) [-]
That explains it. Get something from this decade.
#324 to #323 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
It's my work PC, out of my hands. Got a 560 ti 448 at home and I haven't been able to cap it yet.
User avatar #266 to #122 - cryingchicken ONLINE (07/27/2013) [-]
Here's a little trick for heat issues. In minecraft video settings choose either "power saver" or "balanced" and the frames will be capped to either 36fps or 125fps respectively which means you can allow your gpu to run at far lower frequencies and thus lower temps. For example my hd 7950 is oc'd to 1070mhz but when playing minecraft on balanced it only runs at 300mhz.
#93 - ronyx (07/26/2013) [-]
The answer is always more fans.
User avatar #154 to #93 - isexcats (07/26/2013) [-]
Actually having alot fo fans generated more heat while its not under load.


it'd be b est to get a better heatsink
#168 to #154 - yamadashinichi (07/26/2013) [-]
Please remove your head from your ass, I can't understand you like that.
User avatar #171 to #168 - isexcats (07/26/2013) [-]
Seriously google it.


Fans can generate heat while spinning and not under load. and actually worsen your idle temps while not under load
#177 to #171 - yamadashinichi (07/26/2013) [-]
Real world experience tells me otherwise. This statement may have been true 10-15 years ago but with the progression of the PC so has it's fans. The situation you are probably referring to is when the fans are setup improperly. Getting the proper airflow is much more important than the number of fans, but more fans in the proper configuration could never hurt temperatures.
User avatar #181 to #177 - isexcats (07/26/2013) [-]
While its ideling or not under load it hurts it maybe 1-3c not too bad but it does raise temps.

While under load it does help though.

What i was saying i'd be wiser to get a better heatsink than load up your **** with unnecessary fans.

#183 to #181 - yamadashinichi (07/26/2013) [-]
Until you get a heatsink that is too dense for your fans. Balance and managing the airflow is the key.
User avatar #187 to #183 - isexcats (07/26/2013) [-]
True but in most cases it would be better to get a decent heatsing than chalking your **** up with fans.


But as you said there's a balance to it.
#102 to #93 - asimplepotato (07/26/2013) [-]
More fans it is
#108 to #102 - yamadashinichi (07/26/2013) [-]
Yes indeed...
#16 - himyouknowwho ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
**** yeah, Crysis
#217 to #16 - sposadox (07/26/2013) [-]
I've always wondered. Did the first Crysis have the best graphics? When I tried to run a demo of Crysis 1, it looked really jagged. 2 worked just fine though.
User avatar #423 to #217 - himyouknowwho ONLINE (07/27/2013) [-]
the first crysis had bigger textures and way more objects and vegetation in the maps and had way bigger maps than the two next in the series.

the second game had improved lighting and got DirectX 11 functions, like tessellation.
but there was way less detail per object unless tessellation was activated. the textures was low, around 256x256, 512x512 and sometimes 1024x1024. Crysis 1 had up to 2048x2048 textures. that's more pixels than a full HD television, which was quite impressive for game from 2007.

the third game overhauled the graphics of both previous games. my PC is lagging at the lowest settings with 1920x1080 screen resolution. they improved the textures here too.
User avatar #279 to #217 - jaggedherp (07/27/2013) [-]
The graphics of Crysis 1 were pretty good, but 2s were actually a slight improvement. However, 2 had a much less intensive physics engine than 1.
User avatar #17 to #16 - MAHEREX (07/26/2013) [-]
not even crysis can render that much fat
User avatar #18 to #17 - himyouknowwho ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
yeah, we would need a Cryengine 5 to that
User avatar #311 to #18 - furiousmarshmellow (07/27/2013) [-]
Even then, it'd still chug a bit.
#366 - sabcy (07/27/2013) [-]
In Arizona in the summer
User avatar #415 to #366 - roflnaut (07/27/2013) [-]
You forgot the rattlesnake that lives inside the computer.
User avatar #107 - vanoreo (07/26/2013) [-]
tfw I have A/C

same temperature year round
#146 to #107 - anon (07/26/2013) [-]
pretty much
User avatar #138 to #107 - reginleif (07/26/2013) [-]
poorfags gonna poor.
#201 to #138 - anon (07/26/2013) [-]
Not really about that, in the UK for instance there's no point in getting AC but occasionally summers can be retardedly hot.
#307 - FJCommenter (07/27/2013) [-]
This is what happens when I try overclocking in the summer
This is what happens when I try overclocking in the summer
#205 - deepblackshaft (07/26/2013) [-]
Every 			*******		 summer I see this post.
Every ******* summer I see this post.
#12 - findash (07/26/2013) [-]
MFW it never gets that hot where I live.
MFW it never gets that hot where I live.
#333 to #12 - pilotdudeman (07/27/2013) [-]
YFW you dont get to enjoy the beach on a hot summer day
#424 to #333 - findash (07/27/2013) [-]
MFW I don't want care.
MFW I don't want care.
User avatar #59 to #12 - funnyjunkforlife (07/26/2013) [-]
north pole?
User avatar #69 to #59 - findash (07/26/2013) [-]
Finland. So not quite.
User avatar #91 to #12 - tragono **User deleted account** (07/26/2013) [-]
I'm english, and it NEVER gets hot here!
NEVER!
It's not like we're just randomly going to have a sudden heat wave, or something.
#21 to #12 - jaevel ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
Lucky bastard!
Lucky bastard!
User avatar #26 to #21 - findash (07/26/2013) [-]
The only reason I like the weather here.
+12
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User avatar #152 to #14 - isexcats (07/26/2013) [-]
Its your heatsink.


buy a new one and get some artic silver 5.


#184 to #14 - tugaii ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
Might want to open it up and check if all the fans are running and that there is no excessive dust.
User avatar #252 to #14 - turboderp (07/27/2013) [-]
Did you try putting ice on it?
User avatar #19 to #14 - Mortuus (07/26/2013) [-]
The fact that it isn't a gaming PC doesn't even start to make up for the fact that it crashes under such low load.

If you have the money and time, I'd advise doing some research on a computer that would suit your needs better than whatever frying pan you have now.
#317 - brokentrucker ONLINE (07/27/2013) [-]
>buy a cheap minifridge   
>input pc into fridge   
>success
>buy a cheap minifridge
>input pc into fridge
>success
#322 to #317 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
Find me a fridge that would fit a full sized desktop and not cost me a few hundred and we will talk. In the mean time I'll be rigging up a mini AC system to my PC's intake.
User avatar #325 to #322 - brokentrucker ONLINE (07/27/2013) [-]
Try a half fridge then. Yes, still a few hundred, but not near as expensive as a full sized. And a larger model mini fridge should fit anything other than a ginormous unit. If you rigged a small AC up, that would achieve the same and actually have better ventilation. I think that'ts really humid air though because of all the condensation that you have to drain.
#327 to #325 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
I was being sarcastic but now you got me thinking of how to make it work...
User avatar #396 to #327 - brokentrucker ONLINE (07/27/2013) [-]
Find the primary intake vents, put small AC against them, success. So long as the cold air blows through it, you'll have ventilation and coolness.
#398 to #396 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
Well I was thinking of a custom built ac system I could put in my drive bays.
User avatar #416 to #398 - brokentrucker ONLINE (07/27/2013) [-]
Hmm. Actually, building something like that wouldnt' be hard. ACs aren't terribly complex.
#417 to #416 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
Wonder if you could make a actual sell-able product doing that.
User avatar #418 to #417 - brokentrucker ONLINE (07/27/2013) [-]
The problem with ACs is that because of the cold surfaces, they gather condensation. Condensation, being water and **** like that, tends to **** up electrical circuits. You'd need something designed to drain it away, or create a dual water/AC cooled PC that would never overheat ever, using the condensation to keep teh water system topped off.
#422 to #418 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
I just had an idea, instead of making a special ac unit, how about just adding a compressor system to the radiator and pump the cold "water" to the parts. The condensation issue might still happen on the tubes but we could fix that with insulated tubing and fittings. This would require a special fluid, similar to freon. So we compress it right before the radiator and then decompress it once it leaves the radiator that way we can maximize the radiator's cooling ability.
#421 to #418 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
I don't think water cooled systems are designed to bleed off water in anyway. The other design issue I see is where to put the heated radiator. Can't very well have it all in a tiny unit or you are just blowing air through a hot radiator and then a cold one. I figure it might have to be a full case mod to make it work with some method of bleeding off that water.
#408 - tremfan (07/27/2013) [-]
thereifixedit.jpg
#354 - rokkarokkaali ONLINE (07/27/2013) [-]
All these amazing computers and I have a ****** macpresent that graphically ***** up when trying to boot up TF2 and Garry's Mod.

Can't wait to get a job.
#359 to #354 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
And this is why I steer people away from Macs. They are good in their little niche but try and take them beyond that and you will have hell to pay, do that to a PC and it just doesn't give a **** .
User avatar #360 to #359 - rokkarokkaali ONLINE (07/27/2013) [-]
I parents say,"macs are the best thing there is! What do you mean it isn't powerful enough to game!"
Sometimes I feel bad for them when I mention gaming.
#367 to #360 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
And that mentality is what I don't like about macs. Too many people think of macs as the "master race" but don't understand what they are implying.
User avatar #391 to #367 - kiratheunholy (07/27/2013) [-]
Thanks for existing! Tired of dumb-asses thinking Macs are the greatest.
#393 to #391 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
In terms of helping old folks or not so tech savy people they are, they are simple and easy to work with and all advanced work is handled by apple. Now in terms of raw performance Linux wins out since you can customize it all the way down to the kernal. Windows is the middle ground, good freedom and still fairly simple. Regardless, for raw power and capabilities? PC is the only answer.
User avatar #394 to #393 - kiratheunholy (07/27/2013) [-]
Well I know that but if as far as 'user-friendly' goes. Why not just order a hackintosh online? Same easy-to-use mac but without the ridiculous price and a bit of a performance boost... It just boggles my mind as to why anyone would buy a mac as opposed to a hackintosh. Yes.... Apple doesn't like them, but so what? At least you're not being abused as a consumer.
#395 to #394 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
You miss out on the apple support that these less than tech savy people need. I agree with you completely, but on the flip side you need to consider those who don't know what they are doing and are incapable of doing so.
User avatar #397 to #395 - kiratheunholy (07/27/2013) [-]
Apple doesn't really offer the greatest tech support in the world. If you get a virus their operators are instructed to deny it's existence rather than help you.

As for not being smart enough to order it... there are places online that specialize in pre-building it for you, so it's ready-to-start out of the box. Just as easy as ordering a mac.
#399 to #397 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
I'm not arguing with you, but to put it bluntly we are talking about simpletons. People who barely scrape above the retard level. These types of people shouldn't ever be on a PC or the internet but we can't deny them it so we give them macs.
User avatar #400 to #399 - kiratheunholy (07/27/2013) [-]
I guess so, but isn't Windows 8 dumbed down to that level as well? I'm not arguing at this point either though Windows 8 seems pretty tame. (I've stuck with W7 for now because of it)
#402 to #400 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
Well win 8 doesn't help with any hardware issues that may occur. Just saying, macs are for the stupid, bigoted, and the old (mostly).
#314 - naruchu (07/27/2013) [-]
MFW laptop overheats in the summer.
MFW laptop overheats in the summer.
#115 - parman ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
Or you know...maybe actually invest into better cooling and throw away that so-called default "cooler".

Get one of these bad boys on your CPU and you can give 0 ***** about temperature.
User avatar #117 to #115 - alstorp (07/26/2013) [-]
Cost?
#120 to #117 - parman ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
I got myself used one for about 15 bucks.
The difference is enormous. Even higly overclocked my CPU barely touches 50°C.
User avatar #125 to #120 - alstorp (07/26/2013) [-]
That's ******* cheap. I'll consider it.
User avatar #140 to #125 - stillnotbob (07/26/2013) [-]
Consider it? ****** it dropped my load temp from 66 degrees with a stock cooler to 45 degrees. This is the best cooler for the money.
User avatar #425 to #140 - ChippiAble (07/27/2013) [-]
what program do you use to check your cpu temp & is it the CM hyper 412 slim that you use? i use my stock cooler
User avatar #428 to #425 - stillnotbob (07/27/2013) [-]
I have the hyper 212 evo and I use Razer Game Booster. It helps squeeze out more performance out of your computer and shows you temps.
User avatar #434 to #428 - ChippiAble (07/28/2013) [-]
thanks, i'm gonna check it out & probably when i have money again, buy that cooler
User avatar #436 to #434 - stillnotbob (07/28/2013) [-]
Razer Game Booster is free though, I recommend it if you want to get more frames.
User avatar #141 to #140 - alstorp (07/26/2013) [-]
Yeah, well, my computer doesn't go higher than 50C anyways, so i'm not even sure it would be necessary.
User avatar #144 to #141 - stillnotbob (07/26/2013) [-]
Well if you're thinking about overclocking your CPU, this is the answer.
User avatar #147 to #144 - alstorp (07/26/2013) [-]
So far I've never needed to do that either. If i do, i will most likely get one.
User avatar #158 to #115 - isexcats (07/26/2013) [-]
Hah i'm using a stock cooler with my 4130 and it idles arouns 15c
User avatar #203 to #115 - ChippiAble (07/26/2013) [-]
what's the name of that cooler? i've wanted to buy the
"Cooler Master Hyper 412 Slim" your pic looks the same, but i was doubting if i should buy one or not, i have now a stock cooling of the AMD FX-8350 and i got to say, it's extremely loud..
User avatar #272 to #115 - cryingchicken ONLINE (07/27/2013) [-]
I love this cooler. Only £20 and it gives me a 4 degree C delta idle and I've never seen the cpu over 40c (although i mostly game so i guess it's not full load).
#406 to #115 - Bobdolenade (07/27/2013) [-]
**Bobdolenade rolls 324,722,096**
That is actually the heat sink i have in my Antec 1200!!

Pic is not mine but close.
#39 - pooplol (07/26/2013) [-]
Water Cooling master race
#42 to #39 - anon (07/26/2013) [-]
Thats cute, call me when you get something on that graphics card.
User avatar #43 to #42 - pooplol (07/26/2013) [-]
im not gonna water cool a 660ti. Im saving money to buy a 780 + water block.
User avatar #87 to #39 - pulluspardus (07/26/2013) [-]
You really don't need water cooling with that, way too much overkill, you even seem to have one HDD and no soundcard , should go with regular fans less power consumption.

is your CPU/GPU overclocked? then i don't see the need for watercooling.
User avatar #191 to #87 - pooplol (07/26/2013) [-]
cpu overclocked to 5ghz stable. SSD mounted in the back panel. I use the onboard sound since I use a headset. power consumption isnt a problem cause i have a 750 watt 80+ gold psu
#211 to #191 - zinton (07/26/2013) [-]
Wow you lucked out on getting a really good chip
User avatar #213 to #211 - pooplol (07/26/2013) [-]
yeah i know. I was surprised myself when I was able to get it to that
User avatar #202 to #191 - pulluspardus (07/26/2013) [-]
soundcards are used for headsets.
#225 to #202 - tihok ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
it's not just for headphones you ********
User avatar #204 to #202 - pooplol (07/26/2013) [-]
i know but it isnt like a $500 headset, its just a pair of turtle beaches
#392 to #204 - anon (07/27/2013) [-]
I'd advise you to get a sound card. Even a $30 ASUS Xonar DG/DGX makes a massive difference compared to onboard.
#109 to #87 - elzebob (07/26/2013) [-]
Soundcard. lol. What even is this contraption you speak of
User avatar #127 to #109 - pulluspardus (07/26/2013) [-]
A soundcard is essential if you want awesome sound with your headphones otherwise your headphones aren't used right.
#429 to #127 - elzebob (07/27/2013) [-]
See i had the ASUS Xonar Essence STX when i had my old PC, transferred it into my new PC and the quality wasn't as good. Sabertooth Z77 Mboard though.. was rather expensive, probably has decent built in sound.
User avatar #430 to #429 - pulluspardus (07/27/2013) [-]
Sabertooth z77 is awesome, its the best Mobo i got so far , my last mobo was asrock Fatal1ty and it dead one a couple of months of normal use =/ , it was expensive too.
#431 to #430 - elzebob (07/27/2013) [-]
Jackfrags recommended the Z77 to me in one of his streams, never looked back. Futureproof for at least 5 years with the usb 3 ports and it has a 5 year warranty.
#161 to #127 - hylebus ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
External. Less interference from other parts.
#103 to #39 - aririnkitaku ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
All the air cooling.

Really though, Water seems unnecessary unless you're some Overclocking enthusiast...
#52 to #39 - anon (07/26/2013) [-]
you're watercooling that piece of **** you call a gaming rig, bro get on my lvlv
i7-4770k clocked at 4.5ghz.....dual sli 680 .....asus maximus v extreme mobo
1600 watt pow sup, because **** you
32 gbs ram, because eat **** phanact
10000rpm 1tb raptor drive
256 gb ssd
60 gb ssd
.........all not ******* watercooled, avg temp on computer, is 85 degrees when running crysis, skyrim 43 graphic mods, on ultra settings.......dont come here and say watercooled master race, when you wasted money on that **** eat **** phanact


User avatar #53 to #52 - pooplol (07/26/2013) [-]
85 is pretty bad
#112 to #53 - yamadashinichi (07/26/2013) [-]
depends if he means 85C or 85F, I suspect the former but given it's an anon...
#67 to #52 - tihok ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
my avg temp is 40c.
and my water cooling cost wouldn't even be close to buying a 680. seriously cry me a river because you can't understand watercooling
#47 to #39 - tihok ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
heres mine
User avatar #56 to #47 - pooplol (07/26/2013) [-]
nice, but why 2 radiators? Unless you plan on water cooling the gpus later on.
#63 to #56 - tihok ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
well it reused the radiator from my old build so why not? and i might water cool a gpu, just not these two 560's, not worth it
User avatar #64 to #63 - pooplol (07/26/2013) [-]
true, also you can't really get a water block for non-reference cards anyway
#50 to #47 - tihok ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
heres my old one
#220 to #50 - zinton (07/26/2013) [-]
Its been a long time since Iv seen someone use external watercooling
User avatar #92 to #50 - pulluspardus (07/26/2013) [-]
Holy *********** , must be hot as hell, you need a bigger case.
#222 to #92 - tihok ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
that computer doesn't even exist anymore. and this build was is literally 10 years old
User avatar #84 to #47 - ronyx (07/26/2013) [-]
You cheeky little cunt, that's a really neatly organized PC.
#57 to #39 - umppis ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
whats the common opinion here on AIO water coolers?
i just got my h100i and it keeps my 3770k nice and cool
User avatar #60 to #57 - pooplol (07/26/2013) [-]
imo aio water coolers are good for closed cases and small cases because they are easy to use. Custom runs cooler and looks cooler so I like it way better. I've had both and found a bigger difference with custom and aio
#61 to #60 - umppis ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
yeah but i has no munnees for a custom loop =(
plus the h100i looks pimp as **** in my arc midi r2
cant provide pictures ATM sorry but too tired =(
User avatar #62 to #61 - pooplol (07/26/2013) [-]
ya it is pretty expensive. I would have gotten the xspc rs240 for like $170 but I wanted a d5 pump so i got the ex280 for $276
User avatar #71 to #39 - couriersix (07/26/2013) [-]
water all the way
#77 to #39 - chudboy (07/26/2013) [-]
I've heard there's not much difference between air, or water cooling. I guess Water Cooling just looks cooler with the LED lights, and means less dust haha, but that's what I've heard. And as you said, it depends on the case you have I guess. I'd love to have a water cooled system, but I couldn't be assed with hassle and money. I'd rather buy more hardware.
#228 to #77 - tihok ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
there is a big difference. watercooling can get things really cold, can handle a lot more tdp and is ultimately more quiet
#260 to #39 - zoidz (07/27/2013) [-]
Gotta get more cooler.
User avatar #261 - etrian (07/27/2013) [-]
Right now my cpu/gpu are in the 40c range but when I play a game like vindictus or something it jumps to 70c and the fans kick into overdrive. I don't play many graphically intense games because of that, plus my computer is mainly made from parts my friends gave me and I'm not sure how stable everything is.
User avatar #292 to #261 - durkadurka (07/27/2013) [-]
What kind of airflow do you have going on?
User avatar #303 to #292 - etrian (07/27/2013) [-]
I have a 120mm fan on the wall pointed outwards and a 120mm at the back which I really need to get around to facing the other way cause it also pointing outwards. I also have a fan in my PSU but I'm not sure how much it help everything else out.
User avatar #339 to #303 - durkadurka (07/27/2013) [-]
Generally fans are set up to intake air from the front and exhaust air from the rear and/or the top.

You'll probably want to have your airflow going from front to back. This will get air flowing across your graphics card and could possibly help dissipate some more heat.
User avatar #352 to #339 - etrian (07/27/2013) [-]
My case is an older version of this: www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156239

Where the fan in the front would go it has the power button, and internally thats where the HD is placed. One of my friends was willing to give me this one: www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156062
but I don't quite have the space to accommodate it right now.
User avatar #358 to #352 - durkadurka (07/27/2013) [-]
Ooh, I used to have that case (the first one) a while back.

Sometimes you have to improvise and change things up. The general idea is that we want a current flowing through the case. Fans shouldn't counter each other's directed airflow.

I used to repair/resell computers as a sort of hobby/means of extra cashflow. I once picked up this custom gaming rig from someone. The airflow was done so well I could feel a steady breeze going through the case. That's the kind of flow I strive for, but I must admit that I'm not that skilled and patient.
User avatar #376 to #358 - etrian (07/27/2013) [-]
If I flipped the fan in back so it was sucking air in would that help the fan on the wall since its blowing out? Because the fan at the back is haphazardly screwed in since it didn't fit properly, so I did improvise just little bit.
User avatar #379 to #376 - durkadurka (07/27/2013) [-]
That definitely sounds better. You don't really want two fans either both pulling or pushing air.

There's no guarantee you'll notice an improvement; there's too many variables to know for certain. But improving the airflow absolutely helps.

My guess is that you may be able to get your temps down a few C's.
#265 to #261 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
Well get us some names and model numbers of the various parts. Hard to go off of a blank slate.
User avatar #277 to #265 - etrian (07/27/2013) [-]
Can't find the exact Mobo, all I know is it's 2-3 years old and Gigabyte brand.
CPU is AMD athlon II x4 640 3.00 GHz
GPU is Nvidia Geforce GTX 460
Going of 4 GB RAM, 2 120mm fans, and the standard 70mm fan thats on the CPU.
User avatar #291 to #277 - GnRNoD (07/27/2013) [-]
You have very nice friends, for handy downs that is some good hardware.

Going to 8gb of ram is not necessary, with 2 gb more you should be fine, try cleaning the computer, specially the fans (if you built it yourself or a friend did it this shouldn't be hard) after that, see if taking a lid (if it doesn't have a fan on it) helps, when you clean it clean the chipset fan as well, just be careful.
With that pc you should be able to play most games, the newer ones not on max setting but that's about it.
User avatar #300 to #291 - etrian (07/27/2013) [-]
I pieced it together myself and cleaned the fans as I went along, I just want to upgrade the heatsink and fan for the cpu and I'd feel more comfortable. I downloaded speedfan to monitor everything and I guess it's kinda made me paranoid.

And I'm really thankful my friends constantly upgrade and are generous enough to give me what they don't need. Otherwise I'd be stuck with a computer I bought 3 years ago for $50 that had trouble streaming videos.
User avatar #319 to #300 - GnRNoD (07/27/2013) [-]
well what did you expect for $50? at least you can leave that to your parents so they don't use your new one.

Also don't be so paranoid about heating, most softweres scare you for nothing...
my computer is about 2 & 1/2 years old and I haven't cleaned it or format it since I got it, it makes a lot of sound from the fans, but any game works fine on it, I spent like $2000 dollars (I bought it in pesos, and you should think of a computer worth around $1250 u$d because everything is more expensive here) But i wanted the best money could buy, and I did, any game that comes out (to the date) I can play it with max graph with no problem (except civilization V when I play the largest maps and I own 80-90% of the world it lags like a ************ )
User avatar #328 to #319 - etrian (07/27/2013) [-]
Lol, I'm 22 years old... I do still live with my parents unfortunately because I switched high schools it ****** me over with some credits. I didn't want to have wasted 4 years of my life so I took 2 years to finish up and by then the job market went to **** (at least where I live at). So now I do jobs through a temp agency and barely scrape by month to month.

Also my parents haven't stepped foot into my room since I turned 15 so no worries about them using my computer, they have their extremely outdated laptop that could be the 8th wonder of the world. I honestly have no idea how its still working, they leave it on 24/7 with no rest and it crashes constantly. But they won't listen to me when I try to give them information on stuff like that.

Even though I did take a networking class which didn't teach me as much about computers as I had hoped, and if I really applied myself I could probably be helping set-up business networks for work. But that line of work is tedious and stressful, people go crazy when the internet goes out. All I was able to get for personal use was how to set-up my home network and put together a computer... then I pray to some deity that it works when I turn it on.

User avatar #351 to #328 - GnRNoD (07/27/2013) [-]
You're me a few years back, I lived on a $75(pesos) allowance a week (which is nothing, but my mother had the right to cut me off I was a grown up living off of her) now I've been "on vacation" for about 9 months (paid vacations btw, don't ask long story I'm a lucky guy)
and about to start working again, I started working in construction (they fired me after 6 months for showing up late every day, but I was accomodated that's why it took them so long) that paid great and I saved up enough for a supercomputer, bought it with the lay-off money thinking it was a good investment as I wouldn't get money till I got a new job and I had to find something to do... Then started working in a mine site (away from home) and well that **** pays great, they "fired" everyone and now I'm going back to do mantainance on what's left of the site, good times (sorry for the long story) I live with my mom and my brother, my broder is an OCD freak with great hearing other than that I have my privacy.
User avatar #363 to #351 - etrian (07/27/2013) [-]
I have about the same amount of privacy, except my mom likes to bother me from time to time. I pay for the internet too and a cellphone (worst investment of my life, 60 dollars for 400 minutes I rarely use is ******** ) Plus I have hypothyroidism which is 20 dollars a month for medication and 300 dollars per doctor visit which they try to get me to do every 6 months (used to be once a year). All that and being unemployed has been really stressful and I wouldn't say I'm depressed but my self worth/ego isn't doing too well. I just hope to find a job soon, but I may need to move out of this small town to find one which is my biggest obstacle right now.
User avatar #381 to #363 - GnRNoD (07/27/2013) [-]
Ah I live in a big city (tho everything is connected to the capitol city) but still I found a job far away (which sucks, but is good for my lack of responsability, as you sleep in camp and you have nothing to do but work, I still managed to get late to work by oversleeping and skipped a few mornings)
You should start any work (like mcdonalds or something) just to get some coins in your pockets to help you leave, meanwhile you could start going to a state college or something so your parents don't see the whole smooching off of them as a big deal.
I know how it feels to have no money I lived it on and off since I turend 16 up until I was 23 lasting 2 or 3 months at different jobs (mostly telemarketer, as I can speak english fluently) but since my first job at 18 when the first day on "the floor"(After the training) I met a chick and spent 2 hours fooling around in the stairs, then we even ****** in the training room, after that a supervisor got her eye on me and got all jealous of that chick and well idk why but I started getting all the chicks (telemarketer girls are really slutty) got fired for being late, then like 3 or 4 more times the same happend, I even found a note saying how "x" chick was stealing me from her (I asked one of the girls who it was that wrote it, she told me because the girl that wrote it didn't make the selection, then a 25y/o (I was 19 or 20) decided to take me out, god those were good times...
at my first job I made friends with a metal head that was like 5 years older than me, he took me on a night out, we went to work without getting back home I got a hangover 2 hours after that I was wearing my sunglasses while working and had a bottle of water and a bin next to me. needles to say I didn't take my job seriously.
But well I'm 26 and still have a lot of growing up to do, I too feel shame of myself.
#280 to #277 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
In general they all seem to be from the same age so that helps, without the mobo's model I can't be 100% sure. I would start by replacing the stock heatsink on the cpu and getting the config software from your video card manufacturer. It's not required but I would also upgrade to 8 GB of ram instead of 4, if you do this try and setup the chips in dual channel config in order to maximize your performance. Also I would look for other areas you can add fans to the case and check your airflow of the fans you have to make sure they aren't conflicting.
User avatar #290 to #280 - etrian (07/27/2013) [-]
I did a bit more searching and found out the mobo too, its actually an Asus M4A88TD-M/USB3. And right now I still need to upgrade to Windows 7 ultimate x64, my disk drives broke a while back and I haven't been able to replace them so I'm going to install it using a USB when I get around to it.
#304 to #290 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
Looking at the mobo you should have no problems with any upgrades, I would also consider replacing the Video card with something from AMD. AMD CPU works best with AMD video cards just like Intel CPU works best with Nvidia video cards.
User avatar #312 to #304 - etrian (07/27/2013) [-]
This is the exact card I have right now, You need to login to view this link . I've never heard of Palit until I got it. And eventually I plan to buy all my own parts and rebuild completely, I just need a job first.
#321 to #312 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
A rebuild seems a little overkill, honestly your CPU heatsink and video card are holding you back more than anything. Upgrade those and you shouldn't have to worry about it for at least a couple years.
User avatar #268 to #265 - etrian (07/27/2013) [-]
Sure, this may take a sec since I don't know everything off the top of my head.
User avatar #253 - logickid (07/27/2013) [-]
Why would you have 5 crysis games open at once?
#259 to #253 - yamadashinichi (07/27/2013) [-]
Just to say you can.
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#258 to #253 - maphrox (07/27/2013) [-]
Are you implying you don't always run 5 Crysis games at once?
******* casuals...
#131 - demcomments (07/26/2013) [-]
**demcomments rolled a random image posted in comment #44 at you would not belive how much this feels **   
   
I have no problem during the summer.
**demcomments rolled a random image posted in comment #44 at you would not belive how much this feels **

I have no problem during the summer.
User avatar #72 - ggggotmethisname (07/26/2013) [-]
how do i know if my pc is good?
#199 to #72 - anon (07/26/2013) [-]
Benchmark it.
#78 to #72 - dontknowmeatall (07/26/2013) [-]
If you have to ask, then it's not.
User avatar #79 to #72 - crimhowler (07/26/2013) [-]
try using this website before using a game
www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

That's all you really need to know (Also be sure to keep your fans and vents clean, clogged dust acts like a thermal blanket, which is bad)
User avatar #80 to #79 - ggggotmethisname (07/26/2013) [-]
i keep it somewhat clean but my room gets very dusty
User avatar #81 to #80 - crimhowler (07/26/2013) [-]
just regularly dust and vaccuum your room then. I do the same, all for the protection of my pc
#412 to #81 - anon (07/27/2013) [-]
All the fan vents that suck air in on my computer are meshed ;D
User avatar #433 to #412 - crimhowler (07/27/2013) [-]
the mesh can still get clogged with dust
User avatar #83 to #72 - pulluspardus (07/26/2013) [-]
Put your dick in it.
#150 to #83 - mistafishy (07/26/2013) [-]
'Nuff Said.
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