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  1. rc001

    Build Advice Looking for help with gaming desktop. (UPDATED!) Build complete. Thank you everyone!

    Hi all. I'm planning on building a new gaming computer but I need some help with if the parts I've chosen will all work together. If anyone can help me out it would be appreciated. Intel Core i5-13600K 3.5 GHz 14-Core Processor Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE / DeepCool AK500 MSI MPG...
  2. K

    Question New Build Help?

    I am looking to build a new gaming pc, but I haven't built once since the dinosaur I'm currently running a few years ago and want to get the biggest bang for my buck. Hoping to purchase within the next month. Looking to play a variety of games including World of Warcraft (including raids), God...
  3. Strayer_

    Question Do these possible computer options for my friend seem valid?

    For context, my friend is planning on buying new parts/ upgrading his current system. This is the system he currently has and it is clearly very bad, so I am planning to give him a few options on what he can buy. His budget was initially $500-600 dollars but he also realized recently that he...
  4. MellowMelon08

    Question Best component to upgrade?

    The issue Getting 40-50 FPS in Hogwarts Legacy in Hogsmeade @ 1440 Ultra RT off. I would like more. 80-90 minimum on average. My Specs GPU: RTX 3080 TI CPU: Ryzen 7 3800x RAM: 32 GB 3600 MHz RAM PSU: 750W Mobo: MSI Mag B550 Tomahawk. What would be the best component to upgrade for the most...
  5. Assassins_Afjol

    Question Top Notch pc for editing, recording and maybe gaming for £800

    Hello, My friend wants to build a PC but we aren't sure what specs to go for. We are in UK. What PC components would you recommend? His budget is £800 If you need more info please let me know :) Also something that could be upgradeable in the future as well without too much hassle.
  6. DDOG95

    Question What CPU and MOBO should i get with my 3090ti?

    Hello, so recently I upgraded my gpu to a 3090ti and am looking to upgrade the cpu and mobo. My current setup is, a 3090ti, r7 3700x, b450 tomahawk max, 32 gb ram 3600mhz, evga 1000watt supernova t2 psu and an nzxt h510i. Thank you.
  7. raidenDPS

    Question New Build turns on for a split second then turns off, but RAM RGB stays on ?

    So like the title says, I’m building a new PC. After I plug everything in, I click the power button on my case and nothing happens for the first couple seconds. After a couple seconds I hear a click and everything flashes but turns back off right away. Then after a few more seconds the RAM RGB...
  8. B

    Build Advice Sub $3500 build - 3090/i9-12900k - Missing a few parts, help me finalize the list

    Build link: Approximate Purchase Date: this week (prime deals) Budget Range: <$3500 i'm pushing the wallet here, but if you suggest a more expensive option i humbly request a reason why so i can weigh the cost/benefit please. System...
  9. letitgo_9090

    Question Need help installing motherboard into case

    I am using a Asus ROG strix z690-A in a Lian Li 2 Mesh RGB case. It lines up with the middle and bottom standoffs but not the top. The only thing I can think of is the IO needs to be pushed all the way through in the bottom photo. But I have already tried that and it really doesn't want to go...
  10. jaged

    [SOLVED] 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...
  11. S

    [SOLVED] Help building new gaming computer

    Hello! I am trying to make a new gaming build since my previous (i5 6600k, gtx 1060) is currently slowly dying on me, i'm a new member here so I apologise if this is the wrong place to ask. I did some research and came up with some parts but need help finishing the list and also any comments are...
  12. R

    Build Advice New build help. i9-12900K up to $3500 (No GFX)

    Edit: Corrected links, in case they're still not working, both builds (current and new) can be found here Hey team, I am looking to upgrade my old build from end of 2014 (I have upgraded it to Corsair 32GB 3200mhz, 2080 XC Ultra as well as a few noctua fans to replace some of the other fans as...
  13. M

    Question Can you give me any advice/recommendation on this render pc build?

    Hi everyone! I never built a pc before. I'll use this build mostly for 3d modeling and rendering. Thanks!
  14. P

    [SOLVED] Is the Fractal Meshify a good case for my Gaming Rig?

    I was thinking of using the fractal Meshify 2 ATX mid tower case for my new PC build. I was going to purchase the Corsair 5000D, but there are apparently issues with the dust filters getting sucked in and some other things. So now I'm leaning towards the fractal the fractal. I'd just like to...
  15. A

    [SOLVED] Upgrade from FX-8350

    Hi Guys, I am planning to upgrade from FX-8350 to something latest. Target is for 1080p ultra gaming. I have RX580 GPU, which I will upgrade later once GPU prices come down. Please suggest which option should I go with? Budget is 30K to 40K. Prices are in Indian rupee, and taken from...
  16. GentHoneyFarmer

    [SOLVED] Need just one more set of eyes on my gaming pc upgrade Here is my potential list, taking any and all advice. * designates owned parts CPU Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor CPU Cooler Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler * Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic...
  17. CurseOre

    [SOLVED] Should I keep my Gigabyte b550 aorus elite or get an ROG Strix b550-f gaming?

    I bought my Gigabyte b550 aorus elite used from microcenter for $120 and can still return it. I can pay an extra like 20 dollars to get the ROG Strix b550-f gaming. What are the trade offs? I don't have PBO with my b550 aorus elite and I had to update to the latest version of the bios to even be...

    Build Advice Need help in choosing parts for a new build

    Hey guys, I am planning to build a new PC for gaming and productivity (mostly Software Development). For the time being, I'll be using a single 1440p monitor for the time being with no plans on upgrading to a 4k display for at least 2 years. Budget Range: ~$2500 System Usage from Most to Least...
  19. GoldenGorrilla

    [SOLVED] Swapped out faulty Mobo, now system wont post

    Spec: Ryzen 2600x ASUS TUF 3060 Ti OC Aegis G.Skill 2x8gb DDR4 3000Ghz (known to be faulty but worked on old motherboard, only had issues with clock speed running slow) Aorus A520 Elite Corsair CX750 Gold Running AIO water cooling on CPU, no leaks present. Old mobo: Gigabyte B450M DS3H The...
  20. Mangogamer

    [SOLVED] What DIMM slot and changing frequency

    I have a b450m pro4 and g.skill Ripjaws at 3200 and ryzen 3 3200g I want to know what slots to put my ram in and how to put it at 2933
  21. Matt G98

    Build Advice Need Help

    Hey guys, I am running a computer with the following Specs Gigabyte Gaming Ab350 rev 1.0 Ryzen 5 1600 Nvidia 1060 3gb Graphics Card 24GB of RAM but only 12 Usable. 240GB Sandisk Ultra II SSD 1TB HDD I need help Can i upgrade the graphics card as well as improve the RAM which I can use? Or...
  22. B

    [SOLVED] First Build Advice

    Building my first budget gaming rig (1.5k AUD). I intend to use this PC for light gaming (Overwatch, Valorant, CSGO, GTA5) and art programs (Clip Studio Paint, Photoshop). This is the current list! I'm open to alternatives (available within Australia). Thanks! PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD...
  23. S

    Build Advice Suggestions on my first build

    My first PC build! It would be great if I could get a few other more knowledgeable opinions on it! Approximate Purchase Date: This week (whenever I can get my hands on the 6800 xt) Budget Range: $1500 - $2200 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, streaming, browsing internet Are...
  24. Oribitus

    [SOLVED] Capable of running 6900 or 6800xt?

    Current Build. CPU: I7-8700K. 3.70GHz RAM: G.Skill 32GB (2X16) Ripjaw V Series DDR4 PC4-25600. 3200 MHz (For Intel z170) MOBO: ASRock z370 Pro4 LGA 1151. Intel z370 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s. PSU: Seasonic Focus Plus 850 Gold. Cooling: ID-Cooling Auraflow x360. (360mm CPU Liquid cooler 3x 120MM Fan)...
  25. M

    [SOLVED] Replacing 2012 system build with all new components, making sure all are compatible and I'm not over spending

    Approximate Purchase Date: I'm hoping to buy in November Budget Range: Ideally sub $1500 USD with shipping, but if it's shipping that takes me a little over, i'll live System Usage from Most to Least Important: My biggest use is Path of Exile, streaming movies, some steam games and if...
  26. gloomi

    [SOLVED] CPU fan suddenly not detected, and AIO n/a, please help!!

    So I had someone over to build my PC for me yesterday, we tested everything, everything was good and working (minus the aio pump). He left, I took the PC to my room and plugged it in and went to bed. Now to the next day, I just tried to turn it on to test with my new monitor attached, and now...
  27. B

    [SOLVED] Baby's First Rig (Need Help!)

    I'm building a budget gaming rig (1.5k AUD). I use my PC for light gaming (Overwatch, Valorant, CSGO, GTA5) and art programs (Clip Studio Paint, Photoshop). Would appreciate some advice on my current list! Open to alternatives (if available in Australia). PCPartPicker Part List Type|Item|Price...
  28. DaPro_Skillz

    [SOLVED] I’m planning to build a PC in the near future and wanted some feedback on my list.

    I wanted to save some money on my new PC. My friend and I have been tweaking this list for 5 months now, preparing. If there’s anything different you’d do, please let me know. Feedback would be great! The PC will be used for gaming in 1080p 144hz (GTA V, Minecraft, Warzone, Roblox), streaming...
  29. B

    [SOLVED] Stuck with bad(?) PSU due to pandemic

    Hi, first time builder here and first time posting in this forum :) (tl,dr at the end of the post) So sometime in March i finally decided to go to buy all my pc parts and build it, the thing is i had a tight budget at the time and when i went to buy the PSU i noticed i hadn't enough for the...
  30. T

    Question New X570 Build not working; freezing Memory management error

    Computer Type: Desktop; custom build GPU: Gigabyte Radeon RX580 8 GB; running at factory stock settings ( from old system in use now and stable every day use). CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800x running at factory settings (returned today then re-buying the same thing again in case it was bad once I get...
  31. tbnrtianna

    [SOLVED] First Time Build: Are These Parts Good Together?

    Okay, so I've been researching parts for a while now, and I think that this is my best bang-for-your-buck rig. What do you think? I want something good for gaming, not over-the-top though, and I really like RGB (I know!). AMD Ryzen 5 3600 MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX m-ATX AM4 Motherboard ASUS GeForce...
  32. martian3781

    [SOLVED] Can i add RX 570 4GB to my PC?

    My current components are: CPU: intel i3-7100 3.9GHz Motherboard: GA-h110M-S2 Ram: 8 GB 2400 MHz Power supply: corsair cx-450W bronze I want to play at 1080p at more than 50 fps. After some months i will upgrade motherboard and processor when i get some money.
  33. B

    [SOLVED] pc build advice.

    I'm looking to build a new PC around a AMD Ryzen 7 3800x CPU. I would like the PC to be able to run any high end games at 100+ fps in 1440p resolution. My budget is anywhere from $1500-$2000. So far I have the CPU and samsung EVO SSDs.
  34. Doddsyy

    Question Need a little help with pc

    So i bought a new pc with the intention of changing the parts. I then decided against this afterwards and now it turns on but does nit display on the monitor.i will post a picture of inside of pc when i can. Thanks!
  35. K

    [SOLVED] HELP! Upgrading/Building PC (Is it worth it?)

    MY CURRENT BUILD: GPU: RTX 2070 Super AORUS 8G, 8GB GDDR6, PCI-E 3.0 (Upgraded already from my GTX 970) CPU: Intel Core i7 6700 BOX Skylake PSU: COOLER MASTER MWE 650W 80+ Gold RAM: KINGSTON HyperX Fury 16GB (4x4GB) 2133Mhz DDR4 SSD: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro Series 1TB NVMe SSD, PCIe 3.0 SSD2: SSD...
  36. P

    [SOLVED] MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX with a Ryzen 7 2700x also build help!

    I wanted to buy a new PC for mostly gaming (1080p) but also editing but have no clue about it. Would this MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX motherboard be fine with a Ryzen 7 2700x? Is the stock cooler fine? Also if anyone could tell me if this was a good build, and which parts to take, it would be...
  37. S

    Question Pretty high spec computer - Doesn't run Premiere Pro very well - Please help me figure out why

    I have a fairly expensive desktop pc that my brother put together for me. I'm not super into the technical aspects with hardware and stuff on computers and how well they're supposed to perform so any help would be greatly appreciated. I feel like the pc should be able to run games more smoothly...
  38. T

    [SOLVED] Building a Linux development workstation - review my build?

    Hey all, So I am building a workstation for my web development work. I do my development mainly in java/javascript. So most intensive task most days is compiling the java. I also do some work with docker and SQL Server. I would like to have the option to spin up a few VMs in the future, but...
  39. Saint Grimm

    Question Advice for a new build please

    Hello! About 5 years ago, give or take, I built a PC for myself and my brother. While mine is still mostly good condition, he's managed to somehow break the tongs that hold the cpu fan in place and when he tries to turn it on, the display just remains black (tried with multiple displays and...
  40. X

    [SOLVED] CPU+GPU Suggestion

    Hey guys, Hope you are doing well. I will be building this PC in October or November of this year and I need a bit of guidance. I have done plenty of research and I am unable to determine which CPU+GPU combo would be ideal for my target resolution and build. I hope you experienced PC builders...