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    CPU Cooler - Compatability with Corsiar Vengance RAM

    Hi Guys I am undertaking my first self build. I have (possibly foolishly) bought 2x4GB Corsiar Vengance RAM to go with my Intel I5-3570K on my Asus P8Z77M-Pro motherboard. I would now like to buy a aftermarket heatsink and in particular the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2.(Mainly for...
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    novice builder help please!!

    thanks for that, i could probably get the £70 one, i had no idea what to look for in a video card, would that card work in a intel build or would i need to go for amd cpu aswell?
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    novice builder help please!!

    i found novatech.co.uk and here is what i came up with = INTEL AMD CPU 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 3550 3.30GHz Socket LGA1155 - Retail. £161.99 AMD Bulldozer FX-8 Eight Core 8120 3.10Ghz (Socket AM3+) Processor - Retail £123.59 MB ASUS P8Z77-M PRO Intel Z77...
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    novice builder help please!!

    thanks for that.. it has confirmed that i dont need an i7 as thats top end and just not nessissary for me so i think i5 is the best option? is there any good reptuable pc component suppliers websites that are specific to the uk, i have looked on newegg but i dont know if they deliver to the uk...
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    novice builder help please!!

    hi guys, i have never built a computer before but love the idea of creating a system suited for my needs, my problem so far is identifying what parts i need there are so many different types of motherboards, cpus etc that i have no idea where to start. i have a budget of about £500-600 and...
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    'This Drive Must Be Formatted'? brand new toshiba art 1tb just stoped working?!

    yeah, they were the folders i had created on my external before it broke on me :(
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    'This Drive Must Be Formatted'? brand new toshiba art 1tb just stoped working?!

    Thanks again i will get it formatted and try that program, when you say hours is it something i should run overnight?
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    'This Drive Must Be Formatted'? brand new toshiba art 1tb just stoped working?!

    Hey, Thank you everyone for all the help i have managed to save my photos :P I did run into a spot of bother though as i first tried to run ubuntu on my dell laptop but it wouldnt work :s it looked like it was about to work then the screen just went black and multi coloured stripes appeared? i...
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    'This Drive Must Be Formatted'? brand new toshiba art 1tb just stoped working?!

    Hey, iv done that, it had hard disk first but i moved that down and cd drive is now first. Is there anything i need to know before inserting the cd and restarting the computer? or do i just put the disk in and hope for the best?
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    'This Drive Must Be Formatted'? brand new toshiba art 1tb just stoped working?!

    hey, nope not at all.. never done anything like that before. i have 2 laptops one on vista which i got from my university and another which used to be vista but my uncle put windows 7 onto it, preferbly i would like to use that one as there is nothing on it too loose where as if i mess up my uni...
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    'This Drive Must Be Formatted'? brand new toshiba art 1tb just stoped working?!

    Hey, i think i have successfully burnt ubuntu onto a cd, whats next?
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    'This Drive Must Be Formatted'? brand new toshiba art 1tb just stoped working?!

    Thanks for the reply, yeah your right disk managment says raw. I have no idea how to do what your suggesting though, not amazing with computers so any instructions on how to do this would be much appreciated.
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    'This Drive Must Be Formatted'? brand new toshiba art 1tb just stoped working?!

    Hey thanks for the reply, i did the disk managment thing and it appears as (G:) [it origionaly automaticly came up with toshiba blah blah] layout = simple, type = baisc, file system = raw, status = healthy (primary partition), free space = 100% [while it was no where near full there must have...
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    'This Drive Must Be Formatted'? brand new toshiba art 1tb just stoped working?!

    Hi I was copying some movies and photos onto my new toshiba art 4 1tb external hard drive this afternoon when it suddenly poped up that the drive needed to be formatted to use. Prior to this message i had no problems with the drive and only got it at christmas and has hardly been used and...
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