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PSU, wattage, brand?
I'm afraid I don't know =S My computer is in no state to be opened at the moment XD
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So I should get a new computer to get stuff REALLY good?

That's an idea!!!

How do I go about 'building' a computer?

and if you could tell me what these things mean, I'd be eternally grateful:

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What model DELL? We could look the rest up. Realistically you will probably need to upgrade your PSU as well. As other's have pointed out getting the best GPU would be a waste of money for that system, but a good $250 card + PSU could still make PC gaming enjoyable.
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Overclocking is the ART of adjusting voltages, frequencies and other factors in an attempt to squeeze more clock speed out of a piece of electronics, namely processors, but also RAM and other items.

Folding - Using the processing power of your computer to assist in a shared computing program to "fold" proteins, as far as I know it started out of the need but no funding for a supercomputer
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post #25 of 58
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Originally Posted by Saph View Post
So I should get a new computer to get stuff REALLY good?

That's an idea!!!

How do I go about 'building' a computer?

and if you could tell me what these things mean, I'd be eternally grateful:

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Building a computer is easy. First one I built with my dad when I was like 13. After your first time (hahah right?) it's a lot easier.


I say your parent let you spend the 700 bucks on a nice 1155 system. If you need help with a build post a thread in the Intel Section and someone will help you
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Nvidia quadro fx 4800, blackmagic decklink, digidesign protools should be enough.
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post #27 of 58
Yea you really need a solid and reasonably powerfull base system (processor, psu, ram and motherboard) before you start thinking about big graphics cards, you see the system needs to be fast enough to provide the instructions to the graphics card or else its power is simply wasted. Ask your parents exactly how much they are willing to spend, come back ad ill be happy to explain the best idea. You basically need a solid system first thats going to make best use of any given gpu, so spend most of your budget on the system then get a middle of the line gpu and squeeze every last ounce of juice out of it. when you get a few more $, you can upgrade, then you can double up on gpus, doubling your graphics performance. Two middle of the range gpus are better than the single most powerfull, they often work out cheaper too. Then if you really want, knowing your system can handle it, you could think about getting a nice big powerfull single gpu down the road.

so go on and give me a figure and ill set it all out for you
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post #28 of 58
Yup, unless you have a beast computer, a GTX590 and HD6990 will be a huge waste of money (if they fit in the first place).

I'd also recommend either building a new rig (you should save the HDD and RAM to cut down costs) or going for a sub $300 card and keeping the cash for future upgrades.

Could you post your Dell model number (or pics of the machine ) so we try to find the details?
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post #29 of 58
If they are willing to spend ~$500-$600, then you need to check out some of the recent build requests in the AMD section for those amounts. Putting together an entire new computer with a decent card will be TONS better than trying to go all in on just the video card.
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Nvidia quadro fx 4800, blackmagic decklink, digidesign protools should be enough.

Thats a Workstation card....
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