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  1. C

    Question Advice with upgrading fans

    Hey Guys, I am looking to install some more fans on my system, currently I only have 1 Stock PC Fan which is pulling air out of the housing into the room. I want to know, how would you guys go about installing fans into my current housing? It can hold 3 fans in the bottom part and one on the...
  2. TStahler

    [SOLVED] Which Naga Mouse is the best deal between the Naga X, Naga Trinity, or Naga Pro?

    [Moderator edit to break up one solid paragraph.] Trying to decide between the Naga Pro, Naga Trinity, and Naga X. I would use the mouse wired only so it being able to be used wireless doesn’t matter as I would be using this with my Digital Audio Workstation near other sensitive electronics...
  3. M

    [SOLVED] Best way to connect AIO/Fans ?

    Hey guys! So I bought an Ekwb Elite 360 and i'm planning to connect all the fans to the included hub. I'm not gonna put the 6 fans in the front, i'm going to substitute the ones i have now, 3front 2top 1 rear. The main question which i'm reading a lot about is... Which is the best way to connect...
  4. BADAZZMEDIC

    Build Advice I'm having alot of trouble putting together this rig and making it run properly. I'm a complete noob and in need of some tech advice. Please help...

    So I don't really know if my rig is built correctly or not. I put it together and have reinstalled windows over a hundred times. My computer has been experiencing trouble with running games like the elder scrolls online and even basic games like minecraft. When i play these games i experience...
  5. Question Dead card from water damage?

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  6. J

    Question 1 FPS…

    I just got my first gaming PC. It has a 3060 TI, Windows 10, Ryzen 5 5600G, 16GB of Ram. For some reason it’s telling me that my PC is stuck on 1hz, and i can’t change anything at all. Is there anything i can do to improve this?
  7. Ariel Schnee

    Question Advice On Computer I'm Having Built At CyberPower Site

    I'm customizing a computer at CyberPower.com now. Here's the build. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1Q40R1 I was thinking of changing the video card to the "GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6X Video Card (Ampere) [VR Ready] (Single Card)". But, I'm not sure it would be worth the extra $ 177...
  8. E

    [SOLVED] Won a shuffle - hastily setting up a build

    Looking to have a build that would still make sense down the line if I pick up a better GPU some day. This is what I came up with. I am not very knowledgeable in this area so I'm looking for any issues or general suggestions for the build. The video card and motherboard are set in stone as I...
  9. RYANoceros92

    Question What's the best option for me within a £1500 budget?

    I've been locking for a while but I am just getting overwhelmed at this point, I have been looking at this Lenovo Legion 5, but I wanted to ask people with more knowledge than myself. 1. What is your budget? - £1500. 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? - 17"+. 3...
  10. S

    Question Game Stutter

    I've haven't played anything on my PC in awhile but now since I've jumped on again and tried to play a few games, I've now got a stutter on any game I play? These aren't demanding games at all either (Risk of Rain 2) being one of them. My FPS is sitting between 57 and 60 like it always did and...
  11. Beleg777

    New laptop advice for use with docking station

    So I just got an Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-45), and discovered that I didn't understand USB-C as well as I thought. Figured it having a type 2 connector meant it would be compatible with my dock, but this model doesn't have display capability over USB-C. So docking just isn't an option. Since I...
  12. 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...
  13. B

    [SOLVED] Here's a hypothetical. All current GPU's are in-stock and selling at MSRP. What is my next GPU upgrade? Current specs below.

    I just recently upgraded my CPU/RAM from i7-8700K/3000MHz to i7-12700K/3600MHz (a placeholder until DDR5 is actually appealing), and of course I had to dabble in these Gen4 SSD's you guys are raving about. Now the only thing I need to do next is upgrade my GPU... I have an EVGA RTX 2080 Black...
  14. Question Help with AIO h100i/Mobo wiring (Image included)

    Hi, I am installing my first AIO - Corsair h100i. I'm looking for some clarity on confusion I had while reading the instructions. (Attached below) Mainly: Are "headers" any socket on the mobo, or are "headers" only the ones on the edge for the front case usb ports? My mobo has a...
  15. H

    [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...
  16. F

    [SOLVED] GPU fried, could my CPU potentially be damaged?

    To preface this post for understanding, my build is as follows: AMD Ryzen 5800x, Noctua D15, Asus Strix B550-F, Corsair Vengence Pro SL 2x8gb 3600mhz, Corsair RM750x 2021, (Old) Msi Gtx970. As the title suggests, I am pretty sure my GPU just fried. I am building a new PC and currently cannot...
  17. J

    [SOLVED] Will I run into any issues if I install an M.2 NVMe SSD on a PC that has TPM and Secure boot enabled?

    Will I run into any issues if I install an M.2 NVMe SSD on a PC that has TPM and Secure boot enabled? I had enabled TPM and Secure boot to upgrade to Windows 11 which is running on a Hard Disk Drive but now I want to install my newly purchased M.2 NVME SSD. Can I just plug it in and install...
  18. W

    [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...
  19. J

    [SOLVED] Review my Build

    Hi I am currently looking to upgrade my old rig into something thats decent. I want to play the newest games to the best quality I can. I also want to try picking up the basics of video and image editing software, streaming for my friends, and overall multitasking many programs and learning as...
  20. L

    Question Stuck at job

    Hello. I’m 32 and I had graduated high school and college. I have an Associates degree in General Studies, a Bachelors degree in Cybersecurity and the CompTIA Security + certification. The twist, I have no Cybersecurity or IT experience. This being said, I’ve been applying to almost everything...
  21. T

    [SOLVED] Advice on PC build

    I am looking to put together a PC and would like to get some help on the build. If this is the wrong forum for it please let me know so I can make a post in the correct forum. I am looking to put together a computer that can run some of the newer games on the highest graphics and not lose any...
  22. TerraCorbix12345

    [SOLVED] Does this 1050 Ti model work and fit in my old office PC?

    Found a GTX 1050 Ti by Asus and wanted to get it to upgrade my old office PC so it can play a few games. My current office PC is an HP Envy 750-287c and it has a 300W PSU with somewhat limited space inside. Will this GPU fit inside my case and will it be able to function by just plugging it into...
  23. Dea54

    Build Advice $600 PC build ?

    I’m trying to build a PC for $600 without the monitor, keyboard or mouse. I don’t know anything about pc builds and I was wondering if there are builds I can do for about $600 roughly that makes a decent computer that can handle games as well as be a regular computer.
  24. ridefire123

    [SOLVED] Can someone help me with a overheating issue? i7-9700k. I have a Cryorig C7 cooler.

    Hello People of Tom's Hardware! I have had this issue for awhile with overheating. It would thermal throttle quite a bit at 4.9Ghz (basically any demanding application: Premiere Pro, any triple A video game etc.). Utilizing the intel extreme tuning utility, I turned the turbo clock down to 4.5...
  25. R

    Question Clean up tips/tricks for dog urine on computer ?

    Earlier this week, my cousin's dog urinated all over her desktop tower. She quickly unplugged and removed and side panels to allow the components to air dry. Last night I managed to pick up the computer and brought it home with me to see if I could fix it. Today I tried and booted up the...
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    Question Small MicroATX case recommendation?

    So I'm doing a bit of a PC overhaul, and I've decided this time I want something smaller. I've settled on most of the specs. Specifically here what matters is I'm going for an ASUS TUF gaming B550M Micro ATX Motherboard. Problem is, I'm struggling to find any actually small micro ATX cases...
  27. Stori

    [SOLVED] Request advice regarding 2 PCs specifications - adjusting the components and preventing bottlenecks

    Hi everybody, I'm asking for your opinion and advice regarding the two computer specifications listed here, especially in relation to adjusting the hardware components and preventing bottlenecks. One computer is more standard and the other more powerful, the emphasis here is on reliable...
  28. Riva

    Build Advice Major CPU, SSD, RAM, MB upgrade for 3D gamedev work and games

    Approximate Purchase Date: this week Budget Range: $1800 is the ceiling. Before taxes, not including shipping. But hoping to ultimately spend less than that. System Usage from Most to Least Important: professional development of 3D computer game, playing current-gen 3D games and VR games Are...
  29. MusiB

    [SOLVED] Advice with first pc-build

    Hi everyone, I finally decided to build my first pc after wanting it for so long. I've put together a list with components for my pc-build. I would like to get some advice on it, since it is my first time building one. I really don't want to get anything wrong (mismatches/components which are...
  30. C

    [SOLVED] Gtx 970 upgrade

    Hi, I am wondering if it’s worth upgrading/possible for my pc. I mainly play games on my PlayStation but from time to time I play some pc games (in 1080p and 144hz if possible). I use my pc for video editing also! Is it possible to upgrade the graphics card, and what card would you recommend...
  31. T

    Question Need some help figuring out the best way to move some of my network components around, any help appreciated

    [Moderator Edit to break up a solid paragraph and remove bold font.] Hi everyone, I am looking for some help so if you have any info please share, I'm going to explain what I'm trying to do and then hoping you can tell me if any of my ideas are possible or if you have better ideas please share...
  32. [SOLVED] Laptop RAM upgrade – which frequency and latency to choose?

    I would like to upgrade the RAM on my Acer Aspire A515-51G and I'm not quite sure what to pick. First of all, here is a screenshot from HWiNFO: Note that even though I have 8GB of RAM, HWiNFO is only showing one module with a capacity of 4GB. And when I open the back of my laptop, indeed I...
  33. O

    [SOLVED] looking at PRIME X570-PRO, concerned about BIOS update

    Upgrading my rig (main parts= Ryzen 9 5900x/RX 6800XT/pcie 4.0 m.2/RAM 4000mh/z) and I have come across an issue. The motherboard I am looking at, the PRIME X570-PRO, does not have any bios flash as far as I have researched. I am getting some conflicting info that all you have to do is boot...
  34. B

    [SOLVED] 'Best' GT 1030 From These Options?

    I was wondering if anyone had some experience or opinions on the GT 1030 cards I'm looking at. Not so much for the 'hard specs' (they are mostly the same), but more insights on less obvious things like 'the fan sounds whiny', OC headroom, fan speed, or whatever else. Any input appreciated. The...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. T

    [SOLVED] [Advice] Building a new PC

    Hello all, I'm thinking about building a new pc but wanted to ask some people who know better than me before I put out the money. I got an email from microcenter a few days ago, they have i9 10850k's in stock for $320.00. My current build is around 6-7 years old with a GPU swap around 5 years...
  38. CapCap

    [SOLVED] Can I connect a PCIe 3.0 M.2 ssd into a PCIe 4.0 slot

    The motherboard, I'm planning on buying, has two M.2 slots. One PCIe 4.0 and one 3.0. It has only one heatsink tho, above the 4.0 slot. I would like to put that heat sink in use, therefore I'm wondering if I can connect my PCIe 3.0 M.2 NVMe ssd into the slot with the heatsink. The motherboard is...
  39. Thomb00

    [SOLVED] Is it worth swapping out my new but crappy PSU for a much older, but better model?

    I've currently got an EVGA Supernova G2 650W 80+ Gold, which I have on good authority is still a really good quality PSU even 5 years after I bought it. However, it has been used for those 5 years pretty heavily, and now I'm ordering a pre-built with a brand new PSU as standard. This new PSU is...
  40. Reniro

    [SOLVED] What's the difference between 3000 mhz and 3600 mhz

    Hello, I want to buy a new ram and can't decide which one: G.SKILL Aegis F4-3000C16D-16GISB DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz CL16 or G.SKILL Ripjaws V F4-3600C19D-16GVRB DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) 3600MHz CL19 Trouble is that I don't know what's the difference between 3000 mhz and 3600 mhz. Can you give me an...