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  1. Sorry about that, I'll provide a thorough description: My old PC which lasted 5 years died of a motherboard failure, and i decided it was time to buy a new one. I forgot to backup a months worth of new data and wanted to transfer this from the hard-drive of my old PC to my new PC. This is where the usb hard drive adapter comes in, when attempting to retrieve the files from the old hard-drive Windows 7 recognised it for a brief moment, however upon browsing the contents, explorer.exe crashed and i had to reboot. After booting Windows 7 again, the hard-drive would not power up or
  2. Placed the jumpers separately on the cable select and master option, hard drive not appearing. On the windows taskbar i see the notification that the hardware is ready to use. Should i try opening it up?
  3. thanks for the reply, does it matter which way i place the jumper shunt into each slot?
  4. the power connectors are fine, i forgot to mention it was my brother who took out the hard-drive, and said one of the jumper shunts were loose. Does it matter which way they are placed? I have placed them into the 1st and 3rd slots (From left to right) Could the problem lie inside the actual hard-drive, should i open it?
  5. Hi, My old pc died of motherboard failure, and i decided to purchase a new one. I bought a USB hard-drive adaptor from Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/USB-SATA-Adaptor-C...2880&sr=8-3) and connected it up appropriately. At first the device was not recognised, so i moved the jumper to master. Finally, On Windows 7 64bit the contents were recognised , however explorer did not respond. Upon restart, i got the message saying you need to format the drive before you can use it. I disconnected/retried and the hard drive does not power/spin at all now. I read online on another forum t
  6. Thanks for the replies, i'm going with the QCE - ASUS P5QL PRO, the xfire one costs too much. Also have opted for the Radeon 4890. Thanks for all the help, really appreciate the input I've been given. Just one last thing, any quick reccomendations on a monitor brand make? I've been told that Viewsonic are worth investing in, and that Samsung ones have a poor build quality...
  7. Thanks for the feedback, i wouldn't know how to build a PC or fit parts in. This would be a big risk for me, that's why I've opted to buy one that is already designed. I want to be as thorough as possible in the decision making process and really appreciate the input i have been given so far on this site Below are a few changed i made, a slightly lower CPU, new cooler, and a new PSU. I am going to phone up Cougar Extreme tommorow, to see if they offer more brands of CPU. Cougar-Extreme http://www.cougar-extreme.co.uk/computer_s...Intel_4870.html Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 Ghz 12Mb
  8. I'll phone them up tomorrow, and see if they offer PSU's from a different brand. The last Custom pc i got (from Arbico) had many faults, the customer service was poor. It was also very loud, heat was also a major problem
  9. The £745 system you have mentioned is way over my budget, bear in mind i also want to get a monitor for £100. To porksandwich what seems to be "odd" with the PSU? Are the brands not reliable? I have also been recommended to Overclockers by one of my friends. I have found this system: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct....444&subcat= Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 LGA775 'Yorkfield' 2.66GHz Overclocked to 3.20GHz! Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR Intel P45 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard Corsair XMS2 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-8500C5 TwinX Dual Channel ATI Radeon 4870 1024mb LG GH
  10. I've decided to purchase from cougar-extreme.co.uk as the site has received many positive reviews. Requirements: The types of games i want to play are Medieval Total War, Empire Total War, Mass Effect, Doom 3. Also if possible on medium settings, Crysis, Far Cry 2 and Fallout 3. The PC would also be used for watching and editing HD content. I am going to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, the monitor will be purchased from another site. £652 – cougar extreme Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0 Ghz 12Mb Cache, 4Gb Corsair Memory DDR2 800 (2 x 2gb), 500GB SATA Hard Drive, QCE - MSI P
  11. Thanks for the replies, the i7 920 costs too much on cougar-extreme, however it may be possible to configure a system with it on cyberpower. Cougar-extreme has many positive reviews on PC advisor, there are mixed reviews for cyberpower when searching on Google. I'll post a few configurations from both sites, and wait for feedback, as i am unsure what PSU and motherboard to choose from.
  12. Hi, Wondering if anyone here could help me out. My old PC has died, and I've decided to get a new one. I've done some research and have opted to purchase from either cyberpowersystem.co.uk or cougar-extreme.co.uk My budget is £750 (including monitor) However, i have a question. I've narrowed down the processors to two, the Intel i5 750 and the Quad Q9650. Is it worth spending more on the i5? Or should i stick with the Q9650 and invest in a better graphics card? As for graphics cards, i am interested in the ATI Radeon 4870 and Nvidia GTX260. The Radeon 4890 seems a bit too expensive.
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