Advice Needed

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  1. M

    [SOLVED] Best graphics card to upgrade to with this older motherboard ?

    Hey guys new user looking to involve myself in these forums. Also looking for some help and great advice! ive built a pc about 6 or 7 years ago and ive had no issues with it but im starting to think maybe i should upgrade the video card. I used to be very much invested into PC Gaming now ive...
  2. D

    [SOLVED] Should I wait for 4000 series if TDP is a big issue for me?

    About to upgrade my GPU (from RX 570) and saw a good offer for a 3080 Ti To my surprise though, the 3080 Ti has a whopping 350W TDP (more than twice of my RX 570). Anyway, after that a friend of mine told me that I should wait for the 4000 series. Then I took a look at their rumored TDP. The...
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    Question Cooler Master MM711 or the Razer Viper Mini?

    Here's what I know, Viper mini sensor(PMW 3359) is not as good as MM711 sensor(PMW3389) as it has lower IPS.Also, the Viper is rated 4 star in tomshardware review whereas the MM is rated 3.I have 19 cm length palm length and viper is best for claw grip but I can manage i think.Any...
  4. J

    Question HARDWARE UPGRADE MADE THINGS WORSE? I literally bought a brand new GPU, a new 144hz monitor and my games run WORSE than prior to the upgrade. What?

    So here goes my ignorant self asking for help with this problem that makes no logical sense whatsoever.. I was playing Apex Legends (lowest settings) and League of Legends (max settings w/o shadows) on 60+ fps, all the time, no frame drops even when a lot of effects are in place, never had a...
  5. jaged

    Question New Build Advice

    I've finally decided to get a new rig. I've been using an i5-2500k & a GTX960 for years. Most of the rest of the system is also from 2011 & NCIX :) I will use it to game, internet & stream movies/music online. I'm in Canada so CAD for $. Budget: $1200 give or take Will probably buy in the...
  6. DM_DJ

    Build Advice Upgrade path for 1440p gaming.

    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: End of April BUDGET RANGE: $600 Before / After Rebates USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: MSI 1060 6gb Gaming and Corsair RM 850 OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor CPU Cooler: NZXT...
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    Question 2080 TI expectations ?

    Hello all! In brief, I have a HP 2080 ti that was a blower card by default and ran as hot as the sun, throttling itself heavily (45c idle and 87c full load etc). Anyway since got it down to 25c idle and 48c full load, all great. This is also with the afterburner slider on 112% and a +160...
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    Question Worth replacing/upgrading Preowned PSU?

    I a while ago purchased a Preowned SX-500G, yes i know it was in a parts bundle leave me be. Now this psu has over the last months of ownership gradually gotten louder, made worse when one time high voltage lines near my home exploded. It's now a somewhat significant amount of noise, especially...
  9. Dominum_vestri

    [SOLVED] I need help with picking the display for my PC

    Hi there! I'm going to buy new PC, but i have a laptop at the moment, so I need to buy a display for the PC too. I don't have much budget but I picked 3 displays that are meeting my conditions, but I don't know which is the best in quality/price raito. Here are the models: Acer Nitro...
  10. krocsandsocs

    Question new rtx 3060 ti massively underperforming in my system only

    As the title says I recently got a 3060 ti and it is not performing anywhere near what it should be, it is reaching 60fps in most games on high and struggles on ultra, it is replacing a 1050 ti which was performing about the same. I put it in my friends pc with similar specs to mine (R5...
  11. M

    [SOLVED] Good gpu for ryzen 3 3200G?

    Looking for a decent gpu to pair with this, i know its not ideal to pair a gpu with a cheap apu but this is for a friend and they are on a very low budget, i live in the uk and ive looked at things like the RX 590 or gtx 1060, are these good options or is there better, also what would a good...
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    [SOLVED] Video Editing Build: Your thoughts?

    Hi All, I think it is time for a new pc for adobe premiere pro/after effects CC. (Current rig is i7-2600 with adobe cs5.5) I was using the builder at Microcenter's website. I was hoping i could get feedback from people here who know much more than me. I want to keep it around 1,100ish. I'm...
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    Question Planning to get a new laptop. Need help with choosing

    Hi, I'm having some trouble deciding on what laptop to buy. I'm choosing between the HP Pavilion Gaming 15 with a 6-core Ryzen CPU and an RTX 3050, and the Asus TUF Dash F15 with a 4-core Intel CPU and an RTX 3060. In my country, the HP laptop is priced at 1,013USD and the Asus laptop is...
  14. Shjnta_0

    [SOLVED] Questions about a pre-build offer

    Hello! (from Peru - South America) I'm looking to buy a PC for gaming for a friend, and I would like some help/advice o a few topics. I do have some basic understanding of components (I have already built a PC before but with assistance) There is currently an offer in my country for a...
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    [SOLVED] Do you approve of this Intel Comet Lake i9 + 3070 Gaming PC Build?

    Hello all, I’m planning on building a new PC from scratch after 5 years. I had referred to this forum when planning my first build and you all were so generous with your knowledge/advice that I’m hoping for the same 2nd time around! For those that are curious this is my current build. I was on...
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    [SOLVED] Is it safe to use some parts of a short circuited desktop?

    I think that I accidentally short circuit my motherboard along with my power supply. This what happened: I bought a new power supply as a replacement from my previous psu. In the first boot (psu rgb not connected), it works then I turn it off. Afterwards, I connect the psu's rgb to the...
  17. Inchbrayock

    Question How do i control the rgb of my fans with software for the CIT Raider case?

    How do i control the colour of my rgb fans with a software on my pc for the CIT Raider case Case- https://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-Raider-Gaming-Case-Mid-Tower/dp/B07G4GRTQ4
  18. Teekiii

    [SOLVED] Upgrading after 12 years, Please help me choose the right parts for my new PC

    Hi Everyone, Please know that the help you're going to offer means a LOT to me ! really, I appreciate the time and effort you gonna put in this topic :)❤ I will try to make this topic as clear as possible, I'm a graphic designer / mechanical engineer and I'm using my current PC since 2009! it's...
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    [SOLVED] How can I use an M.2 32 Gb Intel Optane Memory stick on an unsupported mobo?

    I inherited a 32 Gb Intel Optane Memory stick from my father that he bought some time ago, but never used. I was going to install it and the corresponding drivers and software but realized that my mobo's chipset is that of the 300 series (GA-X99-Gaming 5), while the stick requires a 200 chipset...
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    Question What improvements would you make to my system?

    Hi! I recently built my first PC, and must admit the overwhelming amount of options and my lack of knowledge greatly limited my choices. Being on a tight budget didn't help either, so my system definitely lacks latest and greatest. I had built this system intending to purchase a 2060 super...
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    Discussion I could use some advice for upgrading my PC

    My 5 year old PC is on its last breaths with, and I've been thinking of waiting till Black Friday to get a new one at a decent price. But this whole LHR bypass got me scared a new mining wave is gonna start, especially with the rebound of BTC and ETH. Been thinking of getting a 3060Ti rig. Where...
  22. Z

    [SOLVED] 1080p 144hz or 1440p 60hz or both for dual monitors?

    I'm going into CS for university and wanted to set up dual monitors, but I'm having trouble finding the right pair. Some stuff to let you guys know: I'm planning on playing games that range from intensive games like Warzone to light games like Valorant. Also, with the expensive GPU's because of...
  23. D

    [SOLVED] Fractal Deign Core 1000 CPU Overheating - Need Cooling Design Experts!

    Hello! I'd like to start by thanking anyone who is able to help me with this, I really appreciate it. So, I recently purchased new PC parts. I previously had an SG13 small form factor setup that worked great for me, but I wanted a case with a little more breathing room. Thus, I chose the...
  24. H

    [SOLVED] Premium $3500+ build. Advice needed please.

    Approximate Purchase Date: 1 August 2021 Budget Range: €2500 - €3500 Euros (~$3000 - $4000 USD) System Usage: Software development + occasionally games Parts Preferences: Don't care. Rough requirements: 3 x 27 inch 1440p @ 144hz monitors + need WiFi too Overclocking: I'd rather not, but am...
  25. D

    [SOLVED] Need help finding prebuild for friend (UK) £1200

    Hello, recently a friend of mine has asked me to help him with building a pc, however we live rather far apart and he doesn't feel confident with building a pc himself so he has asked me to guide him on choosing a prebuild. Unfortunately I'm not the best with selecting prebuilds (mostly due to...
  26. DREDKNOT_2077

    Question i need help with making multi temp directories for pop os

    i need help with making multi temp directories for pop os id like to make three for photo an video render programs for steam installers an 1 generic for all other temp files how would i do this an set them to my secondary nvme drive not my main iv got two 500gb drives first is for os an...
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    [SOLVED] Got some questions regarding my current pc build? Please advice

    Budget (including currency): 250k(inr) Country: India Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Mainly gaming, and throw In a bit of rendering and game design Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going...
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    [SOLVED] is this second pc worth the price?

    so i found this used pc online and I'm not sure if its worth the price, I want any advice asap because if its good ill buy it tomorrow. the specs are: cpu: i5-4690k gpu: gtx 760 motherboard: msi z87 8gb ram the case is msi nightblade small factor there is a 128gb ssd and 1tb hdd with it...
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    [SOLVED] Full PC Revamp - Advice Needed

    Hey all, I am trying to upgrade my computer. However, my motherboard is now too old to support new gen cores like i9. So I am potentially looking for a complete revamp, as the setup is pretty old now. Setup: Intel i5-7600k 16 GB RAM Mobo - ASRock Z270 Gaming K6 GTX 1060 1X SSD, 2X HDD I need...
  30. M

    [SOLVED] Which of these two motherboard is better for a gaming pc?

    I am building my first own gaming pc, and i'm wondering which of these two is better (regardless of price difference, lets just say they both cost the same): ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus Wifi AMD AM4 ATX GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX Wifi Mini ITX B550...
  31. M

    [SOLVED] New AMD Mobo Recommendation please?

    I am building my gaming PC, would love your recommendation as to what is the most suitable mobo (preferably under 200 USD) for my use. I will be using it for gaming and some light rendering. Here is the current build i'm boiling: CPU : AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6Ghz 6-core RAM : Corsair Vengeance...
  32. M

    [SOLVED] Custom build advice please, thanks!

    Hi, I am dreaming to build my own gaming PC hopefully this year, I would love to get your feedbacks on it! Any improvements (that doesn't cost a lot of $$) that can be made on this build? Or you have any input that some parts are not a good match and should be replaced by others? I'm not really...
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    Question Games stuttering even though fps is always above 60

    Hello, currently I'm using a dell inspire 7559 laptop and at first, everything was going smooth and etc. But now while playing games like csgo it just feels choppy when I interact with enemies or when I'm looking directly at smoke, it gets choppy and completely ruins the game experience. I don't...
  34. FrostGh

    [SOLVED] Is it compatible to run with this components?

    Hi, it's my first time pc build and I'm thinking to run on a h510i case(negative airflow) with R7 3700x and Be quiets DRP4 air cooler. Im still not sure if I should buy the GTX 1660s or the RTX 2060 ( I can only afford a 550w and below if possible with those gpu's recommendations). I don't want...
  35. M

    [SOLVED] I would like to upgrade my PC but dont know how

    Hey i have been thinking of upgrading my pc for a while now. Mainly to play video games with smoother fps and run programs faster. But i have no idea what is a good option for a good price. Therefore i am asking for some advice from more expereinced people. Its a prebuild from Corsair but i...
  36. alewald

    [SOLVED] Scratched my monitor, contemplating buying a new one, am i a dumdum for even thinking about this?

    Hi there! A couple of days ago I was cleaning my mousepad and dinged my keyboard into my monitor (DELL S2721DGF), and it got a pretty small but noticeable scratch on it. DELL obviously won't replace it since it's not included in their warranty and they don't do repairs. It really bothers me that...
  37. Gamer Gato

    [SOLVED] trying to boost my FPS in games

    friend bought a new premade computer and it says that it can run ultra setting and 60fps but we compared specs and such and yet my computer is almost identical in specs so i'm trying to figure out if i'm doing something wrong if i've made a mistake somewhere and have a need for advice to...
  38. Hieronymus_Bosch

    [SOLVED] Waiting to build or buying prebuilt

    Hi there, first time posting. I could use some advice upgrading from a gtx 970 build from years ago. I would like to build it myself but I am not confident I can get a 3080 (i've been trying twitter notification bots for about 2 months now). I was looking on cyberpower and the following...
  39. dempy19

    Question After 7 years, it's time to upgrade...

    Hello wonderful community! I've been a part of this community for a while now and I've had the same PC since 2013. The community had helped me choose my parts and even offer ideas for upgrades when I looked for them through the years. I've recently noticed how I can't really multitask anymore...
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    [SOLVED] I7 10700K or Ryzen 5600x ?

    Hello there everyone, I am building a gaming pc for the first time and I don't know which cpu I should go for, Ryzen 5600x or I7 10700K, and which motherboard will be best for it. I am getting the RTX 3070 and 32Gb of ram and 1Tb of storage.