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    Build Advice New build advice required please.

    Hi all, Please could you help me pick a motherboard, GPU, case and monitor. Opinions about the others components are welcome! https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/rCscJf Thanks in advanced :) Cheers
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    [SOLVED] Trying to squeeze some more out of my GTX 750 TI. Any OC tips?

    Hello guys, i'm Alex, i got some questions since i'm barely into overclocking. I got an EVGA GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5 (paired with an i3-9100f). It's an pretty old card, and i'm trying to squeeze some more juice out of it. I don't have any benchmarks installed right now, but some tips would be...
  3. Barton7

    [SOLVED] which camera to choose under £1000 (with two lenses) better than Iphone 12 pro

    Hi, I was trying yo do some research about cameras, but they only left me more confused. I am a beginner and I just want to take better photos for Instagram and for fun. There are two kits that I have found so far. CANON EOS 250D DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 III & EF 50 mm f/1.8...
  4. domortiiz

    Question windows 10 fresh install struggle

    (this is my first post ever) So I guess ill start with my specs Amd ryzen 3100 asus gtx 1650 super asrock b550 phantom gaming 4 2x corshair vengance ddr4 3200 teamgroup 256gb m.2 seagate barracuda 1tb HDD (for a laptop) corshair airflow 175 Now, my issue is that i installed my M.2 wrong when...
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    Question My 1st PC Build Help

    Hello all. I've recently decided to embark on building my 1st PC. It's really only going to be used for games like Warzone and whatever the new Call of Duty is at the time. Plus some light Illustrator and Photoshop work. I'm going AMD, that much I know. And am kind of stuck between the Ryzen...
  6. theKickingCyclist

    Question New PC, trying to boot Windows 10 Installation This error

    Hey guys, Firstly, success! The computer powers on. However, I am getting this error when trying to load windows for my USB. View: https://imgur.com/HYzqEEU Please advise! I'm at a loss! Thanks!
  7. theKickingCyclist

    [SOLVED] Is this an ATX 12 cable? Different from image

    Hi all, Can someone confirm this is my ATX12 cable? It is different from the PSU instruction manual, but I have no other cables that will fit into this socket? Cable: View: https://imgur.com/2QiNyC3 Instruction Manual image: View: https://imgur.com/Ogm7AYx Slot: View...
  8. theKickingCyclist

    [SOLVED] First PC Build Fan Attachment Help!

    Hi guys, I'm building my first PC. After the first time it wouldn't power on, so I've taken it apart and trying again. Whilst trying to connect the case fan to the MOBO I'm having this issue. View: https://imgur.com/9Vd8tHi As you can see I have a 4 pin fan attachment on my MOBO, however, I...
  9. Duklin__

    [SOLVED] What case should I use for this build?

    I'm very novice to building pc's (this is my first) and I'm pretty stumped on what case I should get for this specific build --> https://pcpartpicker.com/list/K4dfNq <-- this build is not final at all, if anyone has some advice on better parts that I should choose, it would be greatly...
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    [SOLVED] How hard is swapping out cases and components ?

    Hey guys so recently I’ve been thinking about my pc..it’s my first one with an i5-9600 , GTX1660ti , 16gb of ram , 600w PSU, ASUs tuf B360m plus gaming mobo, but my main concern is that it’s in a CIT far soul case with one exhaust fan , being new to PCs I had it prebuilt and It has an optical...
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    [SOLVED] Can and should i overclock my cpu?

    Hello everyone! I was looking for help and found this forum. I got this pc as a package(meaning i didnt choose any parts myself) and assembeled it back in january, im familiar with pcs but im not a pro. Ive heard that overclocking your cpu can get you more performance but i have also read that...
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    [SOLVED] PC turns on but doesnt boot after adjusting XMP settings

    I’m sort of a beginner looking forward to learning so fixing this would be great. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ddWYjc So my PC had this issue where my XMP profile would not stay. After some time of running and waking up the PC, it would revert back to 2133. So i was told updating the BIOS...
  13. JBird080

    [SOLVED] PC Suddenly Won't Boot

    I recently built my first pc around 2 days ago and everything has been working fine. So today I decided I want to route the HD audio cord through a different cut out so I shut down the pc, flipped the psu switch off, and went on disconnecting then reconnecting the audio cord. So I went to flip...
  14. PARADOXsiren

    [SOLVED] Start with the processor...

    So... as far as I have gathered... without being sidetracked with shiny new information to these eyes... if you start a new build, you have to start with a processor. To build around the processor. That's what I keep seeing anyways... I want to know the ins and outs of a computer. What each...
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    [SOLVED] My first Gaming PC build- Does it fit?

    Hello everyone, I just finished selecting the components for my new gaming-PC, though i am still unsure of what cooler to use etc. . Here my build: Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX Case: Corsair Graphite Series 780T Graphics card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming X Trio CPU-cooler: Noctua...
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    [SOLVED] Looking for a good PC build for the Black Friday sale

    >What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using. Mostly playing a wide variety of games like for example CS:GO, Overwatch, Path of Exile, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. I want a PC that will last and not get outdated...
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    Question First time build! I don't have enough fan headers on my motherboard.

    So my mobo only has 2 fan headers. 1 is for my cpu but I still got 3 more fans to go. the stock fans i got has a molex socket in the middle and ends in a 3-pin. This might sound stupid but can I connect the 3 fans through their molex sockets back to back (like the human centipede) and then plug...
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    [SOLVED] GPU Recommendation

    Hey there, Relative beginner at assembling PC's. Looking to drop a new GPU into an older rig in hopes of getting a FPS bump in a few of the games I have time to play. Bought the PC in 2012, specs are: Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40HGz, 3400 Mhz, 4 Cores ASRock Z77 Pro 3 AMD Radeon HD 7700...
  19. Jaczam

    Question My PC starts but without any display

    So, I am building my first PC at the moment and it's going well, when its plugged and I press the power button the everything would start functioning (Fans and leds would start normally), the problem is that when I try to plug it in a monitor/TV through HDMI it would not even show the BIOS...
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    Question Which Motherboard should I use for overclocking a 9400f

    So I am about to build a PC. My idea is that I buy an i5-9400F and overclock it, but I am not really familiar whether I have to buy a high-end motherboard to do so or not. Also, what does unlocked and locked CPU mean and how do I unlock a locked one. And, what's a good alternative to the 9400f...
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    Question Beginner PC builder, internet card doesn't fit with new GPU

    I'm helping my younger brother upgrade his Graphics Card to an ATI Radeon R7 240 but we cant fit it in with our internet adapter. We got a ribbon cable riser but its too long at its ports to fit either. We need some kind of 90 degree adaptor, ideally not bigger than 15 mm. Can anyone provide...
  22. Jebeansprout

    Question (Beginner) Overheating PC. What Should I Do? Help/Tips?

    (Hi, I'm pretty new to PC maintenance and have never built a PC before so apologies for any noob moments in advance. :ouimaitre:) PC specs I could find - G6 Fusion 600 X2 - 6 Core AMD Gaming PCCase: G6 Vantage Red (ATX) Processor (CPU): AMD FX 6300 (6x 3.50GHz) AM3+ Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE -...
  23. PhillipK

    [SOLVED] Upgrading PC Questions

    Hello, I have a question pertaining to these pieces of tech. Soon I will be upgrading my PC, I will be adding 2 sticks of 4GB ram, replacing an i3-4130 with an i7-4790k, and replacing a Geforce GTX 660 with a Geforce GTX 1070. I am wondering if, after doing these upgrades, I will have to enter...
  24. fireboy16

    [SOLVED] Recommend OC setting for pentium g3258

    Before i start i did kinda OC my pentium to 4.2 but i left my voltages and other stuff to auto, i just need confirmation if that's alright and also if i could futher push my ghz to 4.3-4.5 and also kinda stupid but i didn't stress test, but is seem to average around 39-50 while doing light...
  25. Wilburbruh

    [SOLVED] Am I doing anything wrong?

    First time builder here and I need a place to get some confirmation that I’m planning a decent build. Link to my planned build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xTGMHh My budget is around 750 usd I want to know if I’m headed in the right direction with this build? Is the Ryzen 5 1600 a solid CPU...
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    FX 6300 upgrade to?

    Hello and thanks in advance for your time and help reading this thread, I have an AMD FX 6300 Black Edition Overclock to 4.3ghz, 8 GB of ram DDR3 21xx, the video card is an asus astrix R7 380 4gb overclock, a 4tb HDD and an aftermarket fan for the CPU Cooler Master Hyper 212, everything runs...
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    i need help choosing a motherboard

    hello i am currently in the process of upgrading my pc and am upgrading most of my parts the only parts i am keeping are my 750 Watt powersupply and am keeping my 128GB SSD CORSAIR FORCE LX SATA3 SSD DRIVE. anyway i am upgrading to a i5-8600k gtx 1070 and corsair vengeance DDR4 16GB of ram...
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    GTX 980 too much for G5400?

    My neighbor has a Pentium Gold G5400 3.7 GHz and was going to buy a GTX 1050 Ti. But I have a MSI GTX 980 Gamer I'd be willing to sell him for the same price. So, two questions: 1) Is the G5400 going to be a bottleneck for the GTX 980? 2) is the Antec 500W Earthwatts big enough for the GTX...
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    HDMI out of range LG Monitor GTX 970

    I have been using this card and monitor for over a year now and i just encountered this problem. After using the computer for a while it either by playing games or using it to render 3d animations the screen goes black and it gives me the message HDMI out of range. I have also tried using the...
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    New Seasonic PSU - Black Screens (Monitor loses signal)

    Hello, I bought a Seasonic Focus Plus 850W Platinum last week which seemed to work fine in the beginning (desktop use). However, when I tested a game, I got a black screen under full GPU load after few seconds (monitor lost signal, could still hear people talk in teamspeak, so not a full...
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    Computer won’t start after 1080ti slight over clocking

    Hi I tried over clocking my new MSI GTX 1080ti Seahawk using MSI Afterburner with incremental increases. Everything worked fine and shut down PC normally. Now I cannot get the machine to power up with the graphics cards installed. It works with another card but not the 1080, I get a...
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    4670k OC issues

    Hey, Pretty new to overclocking and I'm trying to find stable overclock for my 4670k, but it seems I got rather unlucky with my cpu. I set it to 4.2Ghz and 1.2V, if I run intel burn test, I can run it for hours and my pc wont reboot or BSOD, but if I run prime95 it will reboot or bsod after...
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    I WANT TO INSTALL MY CORSAIR H100i v2 Into COOLEMR MASTER CM FORCE 500.PLEASE HELP.

    I have a H100 v2 Corsair liquid cooler and my case is cooler master force 500 ATX mid-tower case. Apparently,there is no possible to fit the coller in this case. But theoritcally it is compatible.
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    ASUS L403N - No Lights, Not Charging, Not Turning On

    My ASUS L403N which I recently bought about a month ago no longer turns on. The charger is plugged in correctly, and I've tried multiple outlets (no plugged in light appears). The battery is non-removable and there is no reset button. I've tried a hard reset by holding the power button for...
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    Wan Repeater and health issues.

    Hi, I don't know if its the right section or even such questions are answered here so I will post it here and if its against the policy of forum or such questions are not answered here i will close the post, So here's my question or rather a doubt, yesterday I asked my ISP for better plans and...
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    Help needed please, stuttering gameplay on my NEW BUILD!!!!!

    Hi all, long time reader here, first time poster. Anyway, my new build is doing my head in. Gameplay is stuttering badly in GTA V and slightly annoyingly in Battlefield 1 and Sniper Elite 3. I haven't bothered downloading any of my other games just yet as I assume its not just down to those...
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    SSD slowing down even when mostly empty

    My computer's main and only drive is a crucial mx300 750gb, the logic being that since I won't be filling it up too much I should be able to keep good speeds throughout more than the month and a half since I built it. The weird thing is that I've noticed significantly higher bios times and login...
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    Motherboards maximum RAM capacity

    Hello guys, The motherboard I have currently is the MSI 2a9c and at this moment in time I have 4GB DDR3 plugged. I bought the desktop ready made (big mistake I know) roughly 5 years ago. I'm looking to upgrade to 8GB or maybe 16GBs. Along with the RAM upgrade I'm planning to upgrade my CPU to a...
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    DVI-I port sending only analog signal

    For almost a year i had been using my monitor that has a DVI-D port with a gtx960 that has a DVI-I Port. Today i have used an adapter from DVI-I to VGA and conected my old CRT monitor, it runed fine so i dissconected it, but when i tried to conect my DVI-D monitor it just dosn´t work, it says...
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    please help... memory usage high even on idle

    Sometimes my memory usage % goes up to 90 % and even though I exit all programs it still shows high memory usage. The only way to lower it is to restart the pc. Is there something wrong?