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  1. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0111MU5ZA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_2&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    The PC

    And

     

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0098Y77U0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    The monitor

     

     

    This is what I came up with, I haven't ordered anything yet. I'm not happy with AMD anything. I really feel Intel is the way to go. If I had to sacrifice or "roll the dice" and settle for something I would think as long as it was Intel i3 or higher then the graphics card could be on board or AMD. I feel that way because I've seen i3 and how quick they are to load videos and play Facebook games. My laptop is AMD 8 and it's quick but the i3 is quicker

    good choices in my opinion and he'll be very happy with it i promise. ;)

     

    there really isn't anything that makes any other suggestions much better and it's not until about the $800 mark that you'd be able to buy anything that much better (with an i5 cpu) than what you've chosen in my opinion.

     

    :b33r:

     

    just for info, there really is nothing wrong with amd cpu's, yes they may not be the strongest/fastest compared to intel cpu's when it comes to benchmarks etc. but in everyday use they do offer plenty of performance when on a budget and makes using the pc a pleasure, that fx6300 cpu for instance is in the top 3 tier's of gaming cpu's according to the list here :- http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,review-32901-5.html

     

     

    I feel that way because I've seen i3 and how quick they are to load videos and play Facebook games.

    i'd put money on it the reason the i3 seemed quicker was because that pc had a better/faster hard drive or more memory, maybe even just a faster internet connection and had nothing or very little to do with the different cpu's. ;)

     

    i could build you a very very fast pc, almost instant response to a mouse click and you'd never know it used amd cpu's and graphics. :mrwinky:


  2. yes got to the usa site eventually myself and thought i was onto a good thing with slightly better parts for $539 then when i went through the configurator and saw it didn't include monitor like in the picture or os then the price sky rocketed. :laughing:

     

    so the newegg pc and monitor options look like the best deal for the money in my opinion.

     

    :b33r:

     

    was looking at this one myself :- https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/AMD_Quad_Core_Configurator


  3. just a thought bh/caintry seeing how ez said you could configure your cyberpower pc i thought i'd visit the site and see what i could come up with close to the $500 mark for best bang for the buck including monitor but being in the uk i get to this site :- https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/CYBERPOWER_H110_CONFIGURATOR

    where everything is only in £'s and not $'s.

     

    so maybe one of you can configure the best pc possible for her from the usa site.

     

    then post what you chose so she can go and order it from them, maybe cheaper than newegg for instance or same price but better hardware choices.

     

    :b33r:


  4. nothing wrong with anything you suggested bh and your correct about everything you've said about gaming performance, etc. but like i said biggest thing to remember is he's coming from a laptop so everything is going to be good to him to start with.

     

    we all want to spend more on our kids to give them the best but sometimes costs over rule.

    $600 was a stretch so i think mum would be happier trying to keep closer to the $500 and i really don't see the son being dissapointed and the upgrade card can then also be something he can look forward to later next year.

     

    :b33r:

     

    ps. i also changed the pc link from a fx4300 pc to a fx6300 pc (more money.) that you may have missed before you posted bh.


  5. what is important to remember is that like anything everything is a compromise when cost comes into the equation.

     

    brownhornet is a big gamer but also can afford to spend a lot more on his equipment so expects a lot better performance than most people would be happy with.

     

    seeing how your son is starting off from a laptop, which is the lowest of the low for gaming usually.

    in my honest opinion a pc like this :- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883230100

    and a monitor like this :- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824025098

    would be such an improvement on his gaming that he would be very happy and so would you without having to worry about over spending on your budget.

     

    another thing to remember is that pc's are upgradeable once you have one, so later on you can keep the case and upgrade things like the power supply, motherboard and cpu, ram, graphics card, etc.etc when money allows later next year or when he feels the need for better performance again. eg:- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1670091

     

    when you can afford it probably the first thing i'd upgrade is the graphics card to something like the gtx 750ti (or better.) bh mentioned :- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=gtx+750ti&N=-1&isNodeId=1

     

    maybe make it his next years birthday present. ;)

     

    :b33r:


  6. not an audiophile and probably a bit tone deaf so i never had a real problem with sound except it not being very loud or being able to set certain programs to use output devices.

     

    i'd probably look into using jack for audio,

    try not installing pulseaudio,

    maybe changing your hardware profile/output settings, (probably need analoge 5.1 or something.)

    maybe try using vlc backend instead of gstreamer,

    etc. etc.

     

    sound quaility is a personal thing so can't really help you on what will make things sound good to you, all i can suggest is google and experimentation really.

     

    for example i think sometimes i get better sound quaility using kaffeine instead of vlc, maybe there is no difference and it's just me. :laughing:

     

    some links to help get you started.

     

    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Sound_system

    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Sound_concepts

    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Audio_troubleshooting

    http://tedfelix.com/linux/linux-midi.html

     

    :b33r:

     

    just listened to that vidio using my usual tv as output and then with my headphones, seemed to me like headphones win hands down for audio quaility.


  7. see if this helps :- https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://shpargalki.org.ua/191/chip-Fintek-F71868AD-under-linux&prev=search

     

    The problem with the chip Fintek F71868AD under linux

    After the purchase of the motherboard on which the I / O controller and monitoring Fintek F71868AD a problem with the control of the CPU temperature and other operating parameters. The fact that there is no linux kernel driver for this chip and lm_sensors will not be able to remove the parameters.

    However, the chip seems compatible with Fintek F71869A. Therefore, we try to execute the command:

    modprobe f71882fg force_id=0x1007

    And look at the output of sensors

    $ sensors f71869a-isa-0600 Adapter: ISA adapter +3.3V: +3.36 V in1: +1.01 V in2: +0.81 V in3: +0.98 V in4: +1.09 V in5: +1.46 V in6: +1.51 V 3VSB: +3.34 V Vbat: +3.25 V fan1: 1232 RPM fan2: 1653 RPM fan3: 0 RPM ALARM temp1: +34.0°C (high = +85.0°C, hyst = +81.0°C) (crit = +100.0°C, hyst = +96.0°C) sensor = thermistor temp2: +32.0°C (high = +85.0°C, hyst = +81.0°C) (crit = +95.0°C, hyst = +91.0°C) sensor = thermistor temp3: +36.0°C (high = +70.0°C, hyst = +68.0°C) (crit = +85.0°C, hyst = +83.0°C) sensor = transistor$ sensors f71869a-isa-0600 Adapter: ISA adapter +3.3V: +3.36 V in1: +1.01 V in2: +0.81 V in3: +0.98 V in4: +1.09 V in5: +1.46 V in6: +1.51 V 3VSB: +3.34 V Vbat: +3.25 V fan1: 1232 RPM fan2: 1653 RPM fan3: 0 RPM ALARM temp1: +34.0°C (high = +85.0°C, hyst = +81.0°C) (crit = +100.0°C, hyst = +96.0°C) sensor = thermistor temp2: +32.0°C (high = +85.0°C, hyst = +81.0°C) (crit = +95.0°C, hyst = +91.0°C) sensor = thermistor temp3: +36.0°C (high = +70.0°C, hyst = +68.0°C) (crit = +85.0°C, hyst = +83.0°C) sensor = transistor$ sensors f71869a-isa-0600 Adapter: ISA adapter +3.3V: +3.36 V in1: +1.01 V in2: +0.81 V in3: +0.98 V in4: +1.09 V in5: +1.46 V in6: +1.51 V 3VSB: +3.34 V Vbat: +3.25 V fan1: 1232 RPM fan2: 1653 RPM fan3: 0 RPM ALARM temp1: +34.0°C (high = +85.0°C, hyst = +81.0°C) (crit = +100.0°C, hyst = +96.0°C) sensor = thermistor temp2: +32.0°C (high = +85.0°C, hyst = +81.0°C) (crit = +95.0°C, hyst = +91.0°C) sensor = thermistor temp3: +36.0°C (high = +70.0°C, hyst = +68.0°C) (crit = +85.0°C, hyst = +83.0°C) sensor = transistor$ sensors f71869a-isa-0600 Adapter: ISA adapter +3.3V: +3.36 V in1: +1.01 V in2: +0.81 V in3: +0.98 V in4: +1.09 V in5: +1.46 V in6: +1.51 V 3VSB: +3.34 V Vbat: +3.25 V fan1: 1232 RPM fan2: 1653 RPM fan3: 0 RPM ALARM temp1: +34.0°C (high = +85.0°C, hyst = +81.0°C) (crit = +100.0°C, hyst = +96.0°C) sensor = thermistor temp2: +32.0°C (high = +85.0°C, hyst = +81.0°C) (crit = +95.0°C, hyst = +91.0°C) sensor = thermistor temp3: +36.0°C (high = +70.0°C, hyst = +68.0°C) (crit = +85.0°C, hyst = +83.0°C) sensor = transistor$ sensors f71869a-isa-0600 Adapter: ISA adapter +3.3V: +3.36 V in1: +1.01 V in2: +0.81 V in3: +0.98 V in4: +1.09 V in5: +1.46 V in6: +1.51 V 3VSB: +3.34 V Vbat: +3.25 V fan1: 1232 RPM fan2: 1653 RPM fan3: 0 RPM ALARM temp1: +34.0°C (high = +85.0°C, hyst = +81.0°C) (crit = +100.0°C, hyst = +96.0°C) sensor = thermistor temp2: +32.0°C (high = +85.0°C, hyst = +81.0°C) (crit = +95.0°C, hyst = +91.0°C) sensor = thermistor temp3: +36.0°C (high = +70.0°C, hyst = +68.0°C) (crit = +85.0°C, hyst = +83.0°C) sensor = transistor$ sensors f71869a-isa-0600 Adapter: ISA adapter +3.3V: +3.36 V in1: +1.01 V in2: +0.81 V in3: +0.98 V in4: +1.09 V in5: +1.46 V in6: +1.51 V 3VSB: +3.34 V Vbat: +3.25 V fan1: 1232 RPM fan2: 1653 RPM fan3: 0 RPM ALARM temp1: +34.0°C (high = +85.0°C, hyst = +81.0°C) (crit = +100.0°C, hyst = +96.0°C) sensor = thermistor temp2: +32.0°C (high = +85.0°C, hyst = +81.0°C) (crit = +95.0°C, hyst = +91.0°C) sensor = thermistor temp3: +36.0°C (high = +70.0°C, hyst = +68.0°C) (crit = +85.0°C, hyst = +83.0°C) sensor = transistor

    It seems like everything is great!

    It remains only to set up automatic downloading of the module. To do this, create a file f71882fg.conf /etc/modules-load.d this content:

    f71882fg

    And create a file directory /etc/modprobe.d f71882fg.conf:

    options f71882fg force_id=0x1007

    That's all.

     

    so try

    modprobe f71882fg force_id=0x1007
    

    then see what shows up when you run sensors again.

     

    apart from that i can find nothing to help with the no driver (to be written.) for the Fintek F71868A chip.

     

    :b33r:


  8. lm-sensors is a service you start in yast.

     

    yast, system, system services and then highlight lm-sensors and then click on the enable button near bottom left to enable it and then click ok to save.

     

    run

    sensors-detect
    

    and then modprobe the drivers eg for mine

    Driver `coretemp':
      * Chip `Intel digital thermal sensor' (confidence: 9)
    
    Driver `adt7475':
      * Bus `NVIDIA i2c adapter 3 at 2:00.0'
        Busdriver `nvidia', I2C address 0x2e
        Chip `Analog Devices ADT7473' (confidence: 5)
    
    Driver `it87':
      * ISA bus, address 0x290
        Chip `ITE IT8720F Super IO Sensors' (confidence: 9)
    
    

    it found , coretemp, adt7475, it87

     

     

    linux-oh2g:~ # modprobe adt7475
    linux-oh2g:~ # modprobe it87
    linux-oh2g:~ # modprobe coretemp

    so modprobe them and then when i ran sensors it showed the info you saw.

     

    :b33r:


  9. sensors and lm-sensors is what i use, sorry don't know of any other programs.

    Now follows a summary of the probes I have just done.
    Just press ENTER to continue: 
    
    Driver `coretemp':
      * Chip `Intel digital thermal sensor' (confidence: 9)
    
    Driver `adt7475':
      * Bus `NVIDIA i2c adapter 3 at 2:00.0'
        Busdriver `nvidia', I2C address 0x2e
        Chip `Analog Devices ADT7473' (confidence: 5)
    
    Driver `it87':
      * ISA bus, address 0x290
        Chip `ITE IT8720F Super IO Sensors' (confidence: 9)
    
    Do you want to overwrite /etc/sysconfig/lm_sensors? (YES/no): y
    Copy prog/init/lm_sensors.init to /etc/init.d/lm_sensors
    for initialization at boot time.
    You should now start the lm_sensors service to load the required
    kernel modules.
    
    Unloading i2c-dev... OK
    Unloading cpuid... OK
    
    linux-oh2g:~ # modprobe adt7475
    linux-oh2g:~ # modprobe it87
    linux-oh2g:~ # modprobe coretemp
    linux-oh2g:~ # sensors
    coretemp-isa-0000
    Adapter: ISA adapter
    Core 0:       +34.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
    Core 1:       +32.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
    Core 2:       +37.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
    Core 3:       +31.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
    
    it8720-isa-0290
    Adapter: ISA adapter
    in0:          +1.04 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.08 V)
    in1:          +1.50 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.08 V)
    in2:          +3.12 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.08 V)
    +5V:          +2.85 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.08 V)
    in4:          +0.51 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.08 V)
    in5:          +3.01 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.08 V)
    in6:          +0.03 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.08 V)
    5VSB:         +2.90 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.08 V)
    Vbat:         +3.22 V  
    fan1:           0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM)
    fan2:           0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM)
    fan3:        3534 RPM  (min =    0 RPM)
    fan4:           0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM)
    temp1:        +44.0°C  (low  = +127.0°C, high = +127.0°C)  sensor = thermistor
    temp2:        +31.0°C  (low  = +127.0°C, high = +127.0°C)  sensor = thermal diode
    temp3:        +51.0°C  (low  = +127.0°C, high = +127.0°C)  sensor = thermistor
    intrusion0:  OK
    
    

    :b33r:


  10.  

    The idea is that you install the phone manager software (for Sony it's called Companion or something) from the internet; connect your phone, generic windows driver load and the software launches. It then prompts to update drivers, the software accesses the Windows folder on the phone and installs the manufacturers drivers from the phone. Not all Android phones have the windows folders; just a few manfacturers. Quite a strange way to do things!!

    i assume all that happens when connecting to a windows pc, seeing how i don't even have a windows pc or to be honest use any manufactures software or register an account with them, (even a google account) on my phones unless i need to then that's probably why i've never seen any windows related stuff on an android phone.

     

    :b33r:


  11. ok removed sim and just did a factory reset on my sony phone, and erased everything so it's not got any accounts or anything else on it.

     

    then on start up still without sim i run through language and choices etc until i get to main screen, then i go into settings and disable mobile data and connect to my wifi network.

     

    now i try and go to google playstore to download the voip app i require of course it says i need to add a google account, after doing that i can then install a voip app and use the phone only by voip without putting any credit or even the sim in the phone.

     

    didn't actually go that far and install a voip app though because i don't need any apps so don't even connect this phone to any accounts and just use it for texts and calls.

     

    so thats how i'd guess you can use it without activation, once i insert my sim it restarts and again i need to run through some settings where i can choose things like use mobile and wifi or just wifi data options and location services etc. etc.

     

    the sim in this phone though is on a free contract where i get 100 mins talk and 1000 sms a month free as part of my tv package so no idea what steps i would have gotten on the pay as you go sim, but i guess once activated you'd never need to put money on it again if only using voip also you'd have a telephone number so people could call you and probably tie that phone number to your voip app too.

     

    :b33r:


  12.  

    If he's viewing it in Dolphin in MTP mode it might have opened the windows driver folder and not the Android Root folder

    didn't even know there was a windows driver folder on android phone, never seen one myself.

     

    just shows how much i know about android phones. :laughing:

     

    with my phones nearly everything i can disable is disabled, no idea what most of the stuff is for anyway, but i have no background services, no location services, no backup services, nothing to do with google except google games i believe because i needed it for ring tones, etc. etc. so about the only thing they are used for is sms and phone calls, battery does last a week or more on standby though before i need to charge them. :rofl3:

     

    :b33r:

     

    does this link work for you nigsy? :- http://s1176.photobucket.com/user/jp52681/media/snapshot14_zpsjtma07e8.png.html


  13. practice and trial and error usually, i've been known to change the way i've routed a single cable at least 4 times before i was happy.

    don't look at the right side of the case behind motherboard though because then you'll see a mess of cables. :rofl3:

     

    like brown hornet says modular psu's make a big difference along with case design, usually i end up stowing most cables in a 3.5 drive bay when they can't be hidden behind the motherboard tray.

     

    main thing your looking for is a nice clean area for air to flow from front to back in area of motherboard, so a lot of cables tied up at the bottom don't really harm even though it may not look as nice and clean as bh's build.

     

    :b33r:


  14. sorry tomk, been staring at my post making changes and refining it , so it read better and made more sense to me :mrgreen: so you may have missed those changes along with me missing your 3 reply's.

     

    yes linux will just talk to an android phone when connected by cable and you just open your file manager software and drag and drop files between the 2.

     

    guess only justin can verify if he has a windows or android phone, must admit from everything i've also been able to find out verizon only do that phone with an android os though.

     

    :b33r:

     

    should add there are 2 or 3 modes used to communicate with a pc, mtp, ptp and usb mass storage mode, by default android uses the mtp mode i think, can't actually find the settings on my phone at the moment, probably because i haven't activated developer mode since i did a factory reset ages ago.

     

    more about such things in following links.

    http://www.howtogeek.com/192732/android-usb-connections-explained-mtp-ptp-and-usb-mass-storage/

    http://www.device-recovery.com/how-to-connect-android-devices-to-pc-with-usb-mass-storage-mode

    http://www.howtogeek.com/165017/how-to-share-data-and-files-between-your-android-phone-and-pc/


  15. things must be different over there then because i've never seen a dll or .exe file on any android phone (not that i've seen loads, probably 5 or 6 connected to about 3 or 4 different networks), ok tools directory could be on an android phone because the main folder seems to be named differently depending on manufacturer.

     

    so as far as i'm aware a dll and .exe files are useless and won't run on an android phone, well probably not unless you run them with some emulation software running on android first, also an .ini file is usually used for windows configuration, andoid uses .xml files i believe.

     

    folders are usually something like,

    phone name/identity

    main folder (named internalstorage on 1 and store_xxxxxx on another android smart phone i have.)

    then main folders inside that are

    alarms, android, dcim, download,movies,music,notifications, pictures, podcast, ringtones

    depending on what things installed on the phone you may have extra folders like amazon etc.

     

    files outside folders are either .xml or .txt depending on what's installed on phones by manufactures/apps on my 2 phones, one's a sony and the other is a motog.

     

    :b33r:

     

    should add i understand from what you posted that the windows files seem to be used for the usb driver/setup and are stored on the phone so a windows pc can communicate with it but then again i don't understand how the windows pc can access those files and that usb driver if it needs them to communicate with the android phone in the first place.

     

    is that typical verizon logic? :laughing:


  16. windows phones menu look like this :- https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=windows+phone+menu&biw=1189&bih=808&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMI6Ji2kaHKyAIVgj8UCh2tvQMb

     

    android phones menu looks like this :- https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=android+phone+menu&biw=1189&bih=808&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIzZ2qhKHKyAIVxtYUCh3u6ACG

     

    should be easy enough to know if you have a windows or android operating system on your phone.

     

    windows you'll need to sign up for a windows account and get your apps from the windows store.

    android you'll need to sign up for a google, amazon or samsung account and get your apps from their stores.

     

    :b33r:

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