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#52 Apr 13 2013 at 2:39 PM Rating: Good
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It's all in and put together. A quick power test seems to show it being good to go. Time to shut this one down and try installing windows. Wish me luck.
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#53 Apr 13 2013 at 3:23 PM Rating: Good
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"The max power of the CPU is over 95w. Computer is shutting down."

Any suggestions?
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#54 Apr 13 2013 at 3:30 PM Rating: Good
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Did you go with this? Mobo(That was the one from my last post)
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#55 Apr 13 2013 at 3:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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Did you go with this? Mobo(That was the one from my last post)

That board is a 95W board as well.
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AMD Phenom™ II X4 Processor
AMD Phenom™ II X3 Processor
AMD Phenom™ II X2 Processor
AMD Athlon™ II X4 Processor
AMD Athlon™ II X3 Processor
AMD Athlon™ II X2 Processor
AMD Sempron™ Processor
Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 95Watt

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#56 Apr 13 2013 at 3:39 PM Rating: Good
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I certainly thought I had ordered exactly what was there, but I did get one letter off. Got one of these instead somehow. As far as I can tell though, based on the Biostar website, they both recommend only using a 95w processor.

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#57 Apr 13 2013 at 3:40 PM Rating: Good
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So I read everything on that page(Which I did when suggesting it), then did a Google of the motherboard, Tiger direct Conveniently forgets to mention it doesnt support 125W CPU(the one you bought). Unfortunately this means your going to have to RMA the board. (Send it back and get another) If you call them up and explain the situation they should do this for free. Explain it doesnt say anything on their page about 95W or lower support.

Im looking to see if a Bios update will allow 125W CPUs. Gimme about 30 mins triple check my suggestion. To make sure its not going to be a problem. Im really sorry about suggesting it now, I would have been caught by the same thing if I was building a system. I'm actually a bit **** at Tiger Direct atm for not listing it.
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#58 Apr 13 2013 at 3:42 PM Rating: Good
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It happens. I need to go to bed now as it's about 2 hours past my normal bedtime. Will check this when I wake up tonight around 11 my time.
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#59 Apr 13 2013 at 4:37 PM Rating: Good
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Ok I know this is a few more dollars but ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS

Its Micro ATX, so it will fit your case and I double checked the Website just to make sure it supports 125W. It lists the Phenom II X4 965, which is your processor.

I'm really sorry about the problems you had. I really am, if my financial issues weren't what they are atm I would send you the difference. I really feel bad, I made sure to read the motherboard page on Tigerdirects page and I didnt see any mention of it there. When you call Tiger Direct to get an RMA, explain to them that the motherboard you bought has no were listed on their site it doesn't support 125W CPU's. You may be able to get them to ship you the new one for the same price as the old one.

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#60 Apr 14 2013 at 4:40 AM Rating: Good
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BeanX the Irrelevant wrote:
Ok I know this is a few more dollars but ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS

Its Micro ATX, so it will fit your case and I double checked the Website just to make sure it supports 125W. It lists the Phenom II X4 965, which is your processor.

I'm really sorry about the problems you had. I really am, if my financial issues weren't what they are atm I would send you the difference. I really feel bad, I made sure to read the motherboard page on Tigerdirects page and I didnt see any mention of it there. When you call Tiger Direct to get an RMA, explain to them that the motherboard you bought has no were listed on their site it doesn't support 125W CPU's. You may be able to get them to ship you the new one for the same price as the old one.

Don't worry about it. Mistakes happen. As long as they accept a return so I can get the other one, no harm done. And I can't really imagine they won't accept the return.
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#61 Apr 15 2013 at 9:22 AM Rating: Good
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CPU came out with the fan and is stuck to it. Any suggestions? None of the pins are bent. Will it be fine?

Edited, Apr 15th 2013 9:22am by Poldaran
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#62 Apr 15 2013 at 9:26 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah that happens if your not super careful just pull the cpu off the thermal paste and put it back in its packaging. Just make sure tot to bend any pins. It happened a few times to me in the past an never had any issues. Did Tiger Direct RMA for you?
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#63 Apr 15 2013 at 9:28 AM Rating: Good
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I just want to point out the amusing coincidence of this thread showing up on my Live feed and receiving an email from the World Bank about inheriting millions of dollars from Nigeria.
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#64 Apr 15 2013 at 9:29 AM Rating: Good
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Its happened to my old board, the board just doesnt apply a ton of pressure to the pins to hold the CPU in place. Next time just twist the Fan left and right while pulling up very very softly.
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#65 Apr 15 2013 at 9:31 AM Rating: Good
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BeanX the Irrelevant wrote:
Yeah that happens if your not super careful just pull the cpu off the thermal paste and put it back in its packaging. Just make sure tot to bend any pins. It happened a few times to me in the past an never had any issues. Did Tiger Direct RMA for you?
I got a refund authorization. Apparently it's not their fault that their website doesn't list the 95w thing because it does note on an image on there that "95w recommended"*. No biggie, just have to pay for some shipping, which isn't gonna kill me.


*That's for the one I ended up getting on accident with a single letter difference. I couldn't find any such note on the one you actually recommended.

Edit: Cool. Came right off. Seemed stuck at first but a quick press sideways(on accident) and it slid right off.

Edited, Apr 15th 2013 9:38am by Poldaran
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#66 Apr 15 2013 at 9:47 AM Rating: Good
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Oh well, that sucks. I would have blown up at the "recommended" and been like My car recommends i use 10w40 oil but if i used 10w30 or 5w40 it would still work. Recommended =/= wont work with anything else.

Ohh well hopefully they are quick about it and you can have your new PC running by this weekend. BTW you play WoW? If so Add Bean#1570 Thats my battletag
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This is why I never give people **** who would rather pay a site like iBuyPower to build the system for them to spec. Despite double checking all of your i's and t's and it being no one's fault, sometimes stuff just pops up that some people would rather pay the extra to not deal with. Thankfully this one was fairly easy to troubleshoot.
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#68 Apr 15 2013 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
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BeanX the Irrelevant wrote:
Oh well, that sucks. I would have blown up at the "recommended" and been like My car recommends i use 10w40 oil but if i used 10w30 or 5w40 it would still work. Recommended =/= wont work with anything else.
Yeah. I probably would have if they had denied my refund. Life's too short to worry about the cost of the shipping.

And I haven't been playing WoW for a while, kinda half-assed it through Cata and quit a bit before Pandaria. But you can add me on Steam or the PSN if you're on there. I should be under the same name as here for both. When I get around to getting SC2, I'll add you then if I remember(may be a month or two).

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This is why I never give people sh*t who would rather pay a site like iBuyPower to build the system for them to spec. Despite double checking all of your i's and t's and it being no one's fault, sometimes stuff just pops up that some people would rather pay the extra to not deal with. Thankfully this one was fairly easy to troubleshoot.
Yeah. I went to the other end of the extreme and got a Dell last time I got a computer because at the time my tolerance was pretty low. I've been sleeping enough lately that I can deal with a bit more.


Edited, Apr 15th 2013 1:37pm by Poldaran
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#69 Apr 16 2013 at 8:13 AM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
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Oh well, that sucks. I would have blown up at the "recommended" and been like My car recommends i use 10w40 oil but if i used 10w30 or 5w40 it would still work. Recommended =/= wont work with anything else.
Yeah. I probably would have if they had denied my refund. Life's too short to worry about the cost of the shipping.

Okay, so I hadn't expected shipping to cost that much. That'll teach me to go to the UPS Store.
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#70 Apr 18 2013 at 10:55 AM Rating: Good
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Installing windows on the new comp. Seems to be working.
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#71 Apr 18 2013 at 11:55 AM Rating: Good
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Posting from a new comp. Smiley: yippee
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#72 Apr 18 2013 at 11:57 AM Rating: Good
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Congratulations.

Now test it into a fireball.
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Congrats, sorry it took so long, :)
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Old comp ran the FFXIV benchmark in the low 2200s. This one? 8052. Smiley: jawdrop

And no worries. It's done and awesome. Smiley: grin

Edited, Apr 18th 2013 12:33pm by Poldaran
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Congratulations! Nothing like that new computer smell. Stay out of the game sales thread now or you'll want to buy everything
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#76 Apr 18 2013 at 5:13 PM Rating: Good
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Last weekend I ended up going through and doing my new periodic gaming/retail account clean up. I went through and decided to do my old Playonline account, finally transferred it over to my SE Account, even though I cancelled the subscription to FFXI over 3 years ago.

While doing this, I applied for the FFXIV ARR beta... I'm very tempted to try it out.
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Congratulations! Nothing like that new computer smell. Stay out of the game sales thread now or you'll want to buy everything

Being **** near broke is making that an easy problem to deal with. Smiley: laugh

Any suggestions on a decent keyboard and mouse running about $25 for both? I'm giving my old comp to my parents and thus need a new one of each. Was gonna wait til they processed my refund on the other motherboard, but I got a $25 visa gift card through work and don't have to wait until Friday-ish to do so. Probably going to give them the new keyboard and the old mouse if it makes a difference(the old mouse's scrolling wheel doesn't scroll well, which has made using it for gaming difficult).
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#78 Apr 23 2013 at 8:20 AM Rating: Good
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for that price range they are all the same really >_>

A great deal I saw was the old Modern Warfare 3 themed keyboard/mouse from logitech.

about 50% of the nregular one

20 dollars cheaper than regular one.
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At $25 for both, I'd just get some inexpensive desktop office set from a reputable company. Here's a Logitech set. Save your pennies to one day buy the super gaming mouse with 35 buttons and 45,000 DPI.

For future reference, you'll generally want to go with a corded mouse for gaming. No batteries/recharging to hassle with and you eliminate the chance of slower reaction times due to wireless interference. Since you just bought a tower, I'm guessing any mouse you use is never leaving a two square foot area on your desk anyway.

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Jophiel wrote:
For future reference, you'll generally want to go with a corded mouse for gaming. No batteries/recharging to hassle with and you eliminate the chance of slower reaction times due to wireless interference. Since you just bought a tower, I'm guessing any mouse you use is never leaving a two square foot area on your desk anyway.
Yeah, pretty much. I've been in far too many raids where someone's mouse died while they were kiting something important to ever consider a wireless mouse.
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#81 Apr 23 2013 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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Hey Now I have a Wireless mouse! Well Actually I have a Hybrid mouse I use a Logitech G700 Its one of those Corded or Wireless mice that you can recharge while using it. Usually I plug it in at night, its never died on me and if it does I just plug it in quick and keep going. As for best Kb/M for 25 dollars thats pushing it, maybe Wally World or Amazon has something.
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I used to use an MX Revolution which I loved. I won't pretend the wireless thing was a huge issue except that eventually the batteries held less and less of a charge and I couldn't justify why a wireless mouse was better for the desktop usage. It was just paying a little extra for flexibility I never used and giving me a few more (admittedly not major) hassles such as forgetting to put the mouse on its charger and picking it up the next day with one bar remaining. For my next mouse, I just went with a traditional corded type.
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#83 Apr 23 2013 at 3:10 PM Rating: Good
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Hey Now I have a Wireless mouse!


Of course, I'd expect no less from somebody who can't even piece a computer together! http://i.imgur.com/VGNX2.gif
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Jophiel wrote:
For future reference, you'll generally want to go with a corded mouse for gaming. No batteries/recharging to hassle with and you eliminate the chance of slower reaction times due to wireless interference. Since you just bought a tower, I'm guessing any mouse you use is never leaving a two square foot area on your desk anyway.

I use strictly wireless mice for gaming and other uses and have had zero problems to date. These mice tout 8 & 12 months respectively and they've each lasted *at least* that long. Your mileage may vary of course, but don't dismiss them out of hand.

8 month battery life claim
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104099

12 month battery claim
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104468
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