PC Builds

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    Build Advice Buying new PC for gaming would love advice

    Hello pals, Current PC is on its last legs. Finally settled on buying a new one. I'm pretty happy with the parts that I've chosen but would love some advice to see if there is any compatibility issues or some areas where I could increase performance for low price increase, etc. Pretty sure...
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    [SOLVED] My first pc build with ryzen 7 2700x

    I was hoping for some advice or suggestions on this pc build iv planned, CPU: Ryzen 7 2700x Motherboard: MSI AMD Ryzen B450 RAM: Corsair Vengeance, 2 x 8 Gb GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2060 Storage: Samsung 860 1Tb SSD PSU: Case: GOLDEN FIELD N17 Mid tower Cooling System: Would this rig work well...
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    [SOLVED] Is this a compotent build? Is there any areas i am lacking in? Any feedback welcome!

    CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid...
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    Question Would this gaming build work and should I change anything?

    I'm completely new to building PCs and would like some help on whether this would work. GPU: Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 1060 WF2 6GB CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 3.20GHz 12MB Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Plus DDR4 Memory: Coasair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB 3000MHz Cooler: MSI Core Frozr XL Processor...
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    Build Advice Hows the build?

    I have been looking to get a VR ready computer and I have never built a PC before but I have upgraded them before. My goal is really to just run all VR games, don't care about the quality as long as it is not bad. I will be using a 60hz monitor with this build since I am low on cash...
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    $500 Console Killer - Best PC Builds 2019

    Vote now for the Best PC Build under $500! Here are the final five: CYTOTOXIN by Dark Lord of Tech The Red Phantom by TechyInAZ Against the Grain by Tennis2 The Lounger by Saieden VFM Performance Kukulas by Mossi Welcome to the Spring 2019 Best PC Builds Competition! For over two decades...
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    Question Failed Flashed GPU BIOS

    I have a MSI 980ti Armour 2x and flashed my GPU bios. At first I thought it was stable as I increased the voltage settings and power limit to 200%. Then I saw that the voltage was being limited and the power limit was causing problems. The overclock seemed better but then the temps rose to 91...
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    Question HP Envy 700-074 Graphic card upgrade

    Good day , I would like to put in a 4 gig graphic card in my HP Envy 700-074. Can you tell me what can work ?
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    Question Card to pair with monitor

    Hi guys, love coming here; best place for help! I just received an ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2070 OC and I need to pair it with a pc monitor. I plan on gaming in 1440p I did find an AOC 1440p 144hrtz monitor but I’m wondering this...can’t I just get a 4K monitor and lower it to 1440p if I want ...
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    Question Lagging whilst on 300FPS on fortnite

    I dont know if this is a graphics issue or not i have a rx 590 and a i7 8700k OC to 4.7Ghz but as title says i only have discord and fortnite open with fortnite on high priority i get big lag spikes but when they finish it doesnt start from 0-300 it just stays on 300 i get 0% packet loss and my...
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    Question Should I take the Pentium 4 Cooler?

    Hello, my new processor, an Intel Core2Duo E8400, just arrived and I'd like to install it as fast as I can. But my previous processor, the Pentium 4 HT 631 has a D95263-001 cooler, which is bigger than the boxed cooler of the E8400(E33681-001). Should I clean the Pentium 4 cooler(because it...
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    Question GTA5 Settings 1050TI - i3 8100

    Hello good people of Toms Hardware. I am kind of new to PC gaming and don't know a lot about graphics settings. I will list my specs down below. Thanks everyone. Have a great rest of the day. I use MVGA Graphics but i have still bad graphics... Click here for the Bad Graphics Images Specs...
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    Question Intel core i7-7500u ram Compatibility

    Does a DDR4 2666MHz SODIMM campatible with inter core i7-7500 CPU@ 2.70GHz(4 CPUs), ~2.9GHz laptop?
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    Question Ram red leds on?

    Hello, I finished my new pc build yesterday and everything works flawlessly except for one thing, I got 2 red leds on over my 2 sticks of ram and I dont know what that means. The ram is fine and the pc works as it should (I even tested a few games like metro exodus) but those lights are on...
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    [SOLVED] Quick Bottleneck Question

    Aside from wasting money, is there any harm using a way too powerful graphics card with a weak PSU? Assuming the PSU is capable, of course.
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    Question Will My Corsair TX650M Run AMD Vega cards?

    Hi, I have a Corsair TX650M in my build that I bought recently because my last PSU failed. I saw it had really good ratings and the 650 watts is plenty for my current specs. However, I am thinking of upgrading my RX480 to either a Vega 56 or 64. I'm just wondering if it is wise to attempt to run...
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    I bought a competitors website...

    ... what are the legalities of directing the traffic to that website to my business. The competitor has only the .com domain name but I have bought the .co.uk domain name. The web address is the name of their business, which is a local competitor to my business. I am looking to learn the ins...
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    Question Buying used 1080 ti?

    Hi, I have two deals for Gtx 1080 ti's that I can go for right now. A Evga 1080 ti SC2 for $510 or a Zotac 1080 ti AMP [Not extreme] Edition for $500. My question is which one should I go for or is buying this a bad idea in general.
  19. Which is Better?

    Dell Latitude E6410 14.1" Laptop Intel Core i5 1st gen 2.40Ghz 4GB Ram or DELL LATITUDE E7240 ULTRABOOK / I5 CPU / 4GB RAM / 128GB SSD / 12" TOUCHSCREEN. I'm thinking to buy for my office needs one from both. Which is better?
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    Question ROG Maximus IX Extreme motherboard.....HELP!!

    I have a brand new ROG Maximus IX Extreme motherboard, however I can't seem to figure out how to monitor the function on the monoblock. Can anyone help figure out what to download? I have yet to find anyplace to download AI Suite 3.
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    [SOLVED] Creating a backup image of Win10 parts only.

    I've previously asked a question about partitioning for the purpose of keeping an image as slim as possible for backup purposes. M.2 NVMe SSD boot drive partitioning. Good or bad idea. The results of which were... well I'm still not 100% sure. So I'll refer you to the provided link. If it...
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    Question Windows 10 Sleep Disorder

    I use 2 flat monitors, 1 digital and 1 analog, and win10 (as up-to-date as MS can make it). Every time my PC wakes up from sleep (for more than a few minutes) I have to restart to get the 2nd monitor going. Windows comes out of sleep - re-configured for 1 monitor. This is starting to drive me...
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    Question Monitor shows no green color

    My DP wasn’t working so I switched to Hdmi 2.0 and now there is no green on my display, I tried switching back to DP and it worked but there is still no green, any help would be appreciated.
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    Question Low Fps,GPU and CPU usage

    Hello I checked many threads on forum could not found a specific solution for problem Spec: Fx 8300 MSI gaming 720 MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X Seasonic 1000W Gold I have low gpu usage low cpu usage low fps in games I am currently playing WoW and my fps rates 30-50fps in world 5-20fps in raids. I...
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    would you buy a car with THIS - CarFax?

    my main question is to understand how to read such CarFax - View: https://imgur.com/a/YffkKDR (backup as a PDF https://docdro.id/OPaVscz ) accident 1 accident 2 hmm left, front, right - this would suggest a serious collision? accident 3 hmmm what do you think of these? seller got...
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    Question 12GB ram but only 8GB usable?

    Had a look at a few posts but most seem to mention mixing completely different sticks. A friend decided to upgrade and give me his 2x4gb 'corsair vengeance LP' ram as one of mine broke. The ram sticks are the same brand and speeds (1600mhz) but slightly different models. View...
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    Question Some keyboard keys behave strange

    Hi all, I have a small problem with my Dell XPS L502x laptop and need your advice or suggestions. Some keyboard keys of my laptop suddenly (and I mean literary suddenly) stopped working correctly. If I press key “i”, laptop types “io”, if I press “o”, laptop types “poi” or “iop”. If I press “9”...
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    Question Xbox one x temperature

    I want to play 4k tv. What happened to the Xbox one x overheat 70°c max? I don't know Enough or Not enough
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    [SOLVED] New silent system for casual gaming ...

    As some of you convinced me a few days ago, that upgrading my old system would be totally futile, I gathered a lot of info on this forum and from other sites to find some suitable parts for a new build ... I will use this system only for games and surfing the net (for work/business I have my...
  30. elypzkou

    Question got video signal but card won't show in device manager

    Help me figure out what is going on with my graphic card. I connected my monitor to the hdmi port on the back of the case, which i assume is the graphic card's. I got video signal, so I assume the gpu is properly wired to everything else. (the led strip also lights up and the fan spins...
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    Question Windows 10 won't let me log in with my Microsoft account, instead only allows me to use it through a Local Admin account.

    So i did a clean install of Windows 10. I have Windows 10 Enterprise. I had the same Windows before that as well, and i have my key, it's an original Windows, no issues with that. But the thing is that before i did the new installation i had my windows run with a Microsoft account. Right now it...
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    Question What is the best waterproof earphone?

    Hello Folks, Recently I bought a new Mpow Flame Bluetooth Headphones. It is not working for iPhone. Just need some good earphones with supports Iphone-X. Please help! Thanks & Regards JonhRobet
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    Question High CPU Usage & System Lockups (Taskhostw.exe)

    Over the past few months, I have been getting constant Windows 10 lockups. Even when my pc is idle, I will find that everything will become unresponsive for about 5 - 10 seconds and the Hard drive light turns solid red. I look at Taskmanager and it says that my PC is using 100% CPU but does not...
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    Question Burned SSD? Will it affect my other components?

    CPU: Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.7 GHz CPU Cooler: Corsair h100i RAM: 16 GB RAM GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming PSU: Seasonic 650W PSU Mobo: MSI B350M MORTAR Storage: Samsung 860 EVO, Western Digital 1 TB, SanDisk SSD PLUS 256 GB So yesterday I attempted to install my new SanDisk SSD in my build. After...
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    Question SDD as primary laptop drive

    Now I dont have much knowledge about this kind of things so came here to hear ya'll suggestions Month ago my LAPTOP's HDD broke. Now im planning on buying an ssd for replacement for my hdd. I've read some stuff that sdds are better than hdd but idk how they work. Wondering if I can just simply...
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    [SOLVED] Review my first build

    Hi, I'm new to this forum and this is my first build. The goal is to build an average all rounder PC with little future proofing. I'll be using this majorly for web development and some casual gaming stuffs. Also have a plan of doing machine learning in future (Might add another GPU in parallel...
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    Question Do I need to get a new motherboard for this upgrade or should I be fine?

    I currently have a amd ryzen 3 1200, and for my birthday I will be getting a ryzen 5 2600x, But my ryzen 3 currently is 1st generation and the ryzen 5 is a 2nd generation This is my motherboard https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-A320M-K/
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    Question Asus Q405UA - Dual external monitors?

    I purchased the Asus Q405UA on a good black Friday deal along with 2 monitors. 1 hdmi to hdmi and another usb c to hdmi. However, I can't seem to get 2 monitors to display at once. I 've tried a bunch of different setups, but never could get it running. Is this a limitation of the on board...
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    Question Intel hd 2500 games

    What games can I play on a Intel HD 2500? I have an i3 3220 3.3ghz and 8GB RAM and I wanna know what games I can play on low settings with atleast 1024x728 resolution and 30 FPS. And yes I am planning on buying a new graphic card.
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    Question Can't install NEW 4.7.2 .NET Framework in Windows 7

    First, I uninstalled the old version and installed the new version from Microsoft official website. But now I can't install Windows .NET Framework. Please help me.