Advice Needed

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  1. WhatHapen

    Question Failing graphics card?

    So my PC has been very reliable for even the most resource intensive gaming for a good few years now, but suddenly today things have happened that have made my PC unusable. I’ll walk you through what has happened below: My PC was working as normal, I left while it was running for about an hour...
  2. J

    Question XFX RX 5700X ULTRA THICC III

    Hello fellow XFX owners or experts. I have a question involving the Quiet Bios Switch, after extensive research I cant find anything about it online explaining the difference in performance. I was hoping that someone could tell me what it does and how much it effects performance and ultimately...
  3. T

    Question New Build - Monitor and Part Advice

    I am looking to build a new gaming rig looking to run pretty much all AAA latest games on max settings or at least close to I need to buy a new monitor but I dont know whether to use the budget for a 1440p monitor or 1080p and 120hz Monitor budget is £150 Parts advice would be good also -...
  4. LordMikeus

    [SOLVED] Advice for upgrading CPU+Cooler and Motherboard

    Hey. I currently have a bottleneck for my CPU and I'm very aware of it. I'm hoping to upgrade very soon (Today if I had a clue) and I've noticed the 10 series for intel processors. I also know I need a motherboard that can hold whatever new CPU I get. I'm hoping to get to a point where I can...
  5. R

    Question Looking to switch out my motherboard without having to lose too many other internal components

    I am a freelance video editor and since I have recently been working on more demanding projects I've decided to assemble a RAID (Raid 5) mainly for the sake of speeding up my workflow. The only problem is that to be able to fully utilize the benefits of RAID I'd need a thunderbolt 3 port which...
  6. J

    Question Seeking build advice/critique for pc build ~£1500 budget - included my attempt at a parts list and full requirements.

    Hi guys, I've tried to be really thorough here. Filled in the full help form and included my attempt at a build. Any advice greatly appreciated. I haven't done this before, but I have put in a bit of consideration and time researching. Approximate Purchase Date: A month from now Budget...
  7. Clayton Moneymaker

    Question Upgrading to 4k Editing Workhorse

    I have been running off this rig for several years and it's lately gotten sluggish when working with 4k. Rendering out of Premiere & After Effects takes much longer than I would like. If anyone can recommend parts for me to start upgrading to a faster system I would wholeheartedly appreciate it...
  8. Drew1397

    Question Need advice on if i should buy a new CPU or a new GPU

    I'm currently running a pretty out dated machine especially my CPU but i'm not sure if i should purchase a new CPU, motherboard and ram or upgrade my GPU instead as i can only afforded to do one. I was looking for advice on which would give me a better boost in FPS (Mainly use my PC for gaming)...
  9. KoltM3

    Build Advice Looking to build a desktop to replace laptop ($1900-$2200 CAD)

    Hey guys so this is something I've been wanting to do for a while now. I've got an older Asus ROG laptop that I bought about 3 years ago that I'm looking to replace. I'm a graduating Industrial Design student so my main use for this computer will predominantly be CAD. Using software like...
  10. C

    Question PC fans and lights turn on, but it doesn't boot

    I press the power button on my PC, and the lights and fans turn on, and i hear the HDD starting up, but then nothing. My keyboard and mouse have lights which don't turn on, and the lights which are usually on on the ethernet port dont turn on either. My GPU fans start up, but then periodically...
  11. K

    [SOLVED] Upgrade advice appreciated - Upgrade this 10 year old rig or buy new one?

    Hello, Thanks for taking the time to read this, I am hoping someone with greater knowledge than me can point me in the right direction… My 10 year old Zoostorm rig bought from Argos (I know - who shops at Argos for a gaming rig?!) nearly a decade or so ago is still alive, only upgrade ever...
  12. akhil005

    Question Is my GPU or Motherboard bust?

    Hi Guys, I have been a longtime follower of LTT. Got enough information from thier video and forums to build my own PC last year. I have gotten into an issue with my PC, and unable to fix the same. Would really appreciate any help I can get on the below issue. The problem started when while...
  13. Arcene

    Question What Custom Cable lengths?

    As per my previous topic, I'll be ordering custom cables, however I have to specify the lengths, and I am not sure which way to go on this. I'd rather extra length than not enough, but am I supposed to measure up my case? - Ideally there'd be some extra length if I ever decide to upgrade. Is it...
  14. Markus15511

    Question how thoroughly do you need to clean a gaming pc?

    Hi! I am kind of confused, I really don't want my computer to have a reduced lifespan because of not being cleaned enough, but how much do I need to clean it to keep it healthy? Is it enough to use canned air to blow dust away, and use cotton buds to gently remove dust from fans, or is it more...
  15. Arcene

    [SOLVED] What PSU to buy?

    I'm having trouble picking a power supply, I've ordered/have the following Ryzen 9 3900X Asus ROG Strix X570-E be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Rev 2 Case And while I do intend to upgrade my graphics card, I'll be using my Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 8GB for the time being. I'm tempted to go for RGB...
  16. Koesherbacon

    Question Which desktop of any size (tower, mini-tower, small form-factor, etc) have M.2 slots built in?

    Hello there, I'm hoping some of you can help me out here. I’m posting this question in a few different places so you might have already encountered it. Nevertheless, I still would love some input on desktop computers can utilize one or more internal standard SATA SSDs in addition to one or...
  17. EternalsFlame

    [SOLVED] How to fix red light

    I know I'm going to get some heat for this and yes I eventually down the line want to build my own computer but I currently have a cyberpowerpc and recently I installed a new cpu cooler myself because when I bought it 2 years ago it only had the stock Intel cooler on it which gave me temps that...
  18. S

    [SOLVED] Worth it to upgrade from Ryzen 5 3600 to Ryzen 7 3700X?

    Just wondering if it's Worth it to upgrade from Ryzen 5 3600 to Ryzen 7 3700X. MOBO: ASUS TUF Gaming X570 Plus Wifi GPU: Geforce RTX 2070 Super RAM: 32Gb Vengence RGB Pro 3200MHz Storage: Samsung M.2-2280 970 EVO SSD
  19. Spiritos

    Need some quick & dirty advice in choosing between these 4 used gaming laptops

    Hi, While I used to keep track of hardware and built my own desktops I've been out of the loop for quite some years and now suddenly find myself at a loss when having to decide on a new (used) laptop. I am currently backpacking and as such am a bit in a rush to buy one as the one I had died on...
  20. Zepuu

    Question Upgrading cpu

    My PC takes long time to boot up, start application etc... I'm trying to make my PC faster overall. I have: i3-2100 (3.1 GHz) GTX650 (2GB) 4GB of RAM (DDR3 1333MHz) 500GB Seagate Barracuda ONDA H61N motherboard 450W PSU (Chinese, I don't know the brand) Which one should I upgrade first? My...