Forum discussion tagged with Buying.
  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. N

    [SOLVED] Are problems fixed with Seasonic Focus Px -750 ??

    Hi guys. I was thinking of buying Seasonic Focus PX-750 as there is a discount on Newegg. I read that it hard tripping issues with 3080/3080 TI/ 3090 / RX 6900xt. Does this issues still persist in this unit? Are there any other issues? Would you recommend this PSU? Thx in advance
  4. unluckybob

    [SOLVED] Worth upgrading from z170, intelcore i7 6700k skylake to b550, ryzen 5 5600x?

    Rig rn: i7 6700k on a z170 motherboard GTX 1060 6gb 24GB 2400mhz Ram (4 sticks) 650W PS And then the new one the same but with b550 motherboard and ryzen 5 5600X and a h150i cooler upgrade cost is about 6300kr or 738 USD
  5. Korayaydemir

    [SOLVED] Which version of ARTIC MX-4 should i buy ?

    So, i need to buy a new thermal paste, for the first time. After reading a lot of reviews and getting recommendations i decided that artic mx-4 is the best for my laptop. But there are products with exact same name on amazon, with different prices and different tubes on the photos. Which one...
  6. I

    [SOLVED] Need help buying USED gaming rig

    Looking to buy a used gaming PC while Im in Europe. Will be using it mostly for stock trading, browsing web etc.... I do plan on playing games on it in the future like CS:GO / GTA 5 so I want it to be a good buy for years to come. Link1...
  7. kaishlothon

    [SOLVED] I need a new mouse that: Accelerates fast but accurately, has a tilt scroll wheel, etc.

    The attributes I am looking for in a mouse are: 1.) Right-handed, 2.) A decent DPI sensitivity (with good acceleration, but it must maintain accuracy as well. [The mouse I had last would let you up the DPI but the pointer would often glide further than intended], 3.) 6 or more programmable...
  8. C

    [SOLVED] When would be the best time to build a new gaming machine in the next 6ish months?

    Not really looking at specific models of parts yet, but I'm looking at a 2000$ ballpark budget, keeping case keyboard mouse and speakers, replacing the rest. The reason I ask about timing is these new cards coming out have some kinks that I would want solved before buying, and I'm never sure...
  9. Zaxter

    Question I need help with buying a laptop.

    Hi, I have been looking all day for a 350$ budget laptop to buy. I can't decide between the 5 laptops below. HP EliteBook 840 G2 2019 Lenovo Ideapad 130 Lenovo Ideapad 330 Red Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 Dell Latitude E7450 If you could help me decide or know a better laptop, please...
  10. R

    Question What GPU Should I Buy?

    Hello Guys, I've been wondering what GPU should i buy and i have a list of GPU-s. can you tell me which one is the best for my system ( please do not tell me to save this is my last chance) i3-8100 CPU 3.60 GHZ 4GB RAM ( i will upgrade it to 8 in the future ) KMEX 450W PSU MOBO: ASROCK...
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    Question Joining the ultra-wide club - can't find the right monitor

    I'm looking to buy a new monitor. For a while I've been interested in the ultra-wide, curved monitors, though I can't seem to find the 'perfect' one. I'm going to use it for gaming/work/general browsing, though the games i play are singleplayer/story/strategy games. I made a list of the...
  12. BNWilliams007

    Question Debating between buying another EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300 W 80+ Gold or switching to 1000 W 80+ Platinum

    This past weekend my computer stopped turning on, my step-father and other people on the internet have suggested that I try using a new PSU as that's usually the first thing to trouble shoot when dealing with power issues. I currently have a 1300 W gold certified EVGA power supply which was way...
  13. M

    [SOLVED] Upgrading GPU - Question

    Currently have a GeForce 1060, with a Ryzen 7. I want to upgrade my GPU, and not sure what would be the best option. Looking to spend around $500, what could I look at? I'm interested in the 2070 Super, but not sure.
  14. D

    Question Help Finding The Right Cable

    Hi, this is a rather silly question, but for some reason I can't find a male 3.5mm jack to a left and right male 3.5mm jack audio cable. It doesn't need to be fancy, something under 10$ preferably and 2-4ft. It's like all of the other regular Y shaped audio cables.
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    Question How to compare headphones?

    I'm looking to buy a new pair of headphones, primarily for games and I want them to have a decent built in mic. However, I still value the sound quality above the mic, and don't want to get anything less than what I've already got, which is a Sennheiser 280 Pro that I've had for a few years. I...
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    Question BUYING RX570 8GB GPU

    MSI RX570 8GB ARMOR. is this gpu good for normal gaming? is there anyone who facing problem in this gpu? hot issue or lag or crash? plz help cz im going to buy cpu i7-7700.8GB RAM.1080p monitor. TIA
  17. H

    [SOLVED] I once again turn you you people.MOTHERBOARD HELP.

    Im about to get my new mobo and ram to go with the Ryzen 5 2600 ive had for like a month. Thing is, I dont know much about motherboards. Im going for, RAM wise, a 3200mhz kit from Corsair. But im not sure about the motherboard. My case is a standard CIT Raider, support for all sorts of atx shiz...
  18. S

    Question Does it worth buying this second hand (used for mining) GPU?

    Hello guys. Do you consider SAPHIRE RX 570 Nitro 8GB that was used for mining six months a good deal to buy for 130 euros? Guarantee for the item hasn't runt out yet. This item, if I buy it brand new, it will cost me about 195 euros.But I can't spend this amount. Also, with 132 euros I can...
  19. J

    Dont know if this laptop im buying can run games

    So im planning on buying this Alienware 15 laptop (used) it has an i7-4720HQ 2.60Ghz CPU a GTX 970M 3gb GPU, 8Gbs of ram and a 500gb hdd. Planning on gettting a SSD for it. Can this Laptop run games like Fortnite and if so at what settings and how many frames. I would really appreciate the help...
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    Buying a new Smartphone, NEED HELP!

    I am considering buying a Huawei Mate 20 lite, but only plan on using it on wifi at home for emulators and gaming and stuff. This ebay posting seems to good to be true. It says this is brand new for $169. Does the price have something to do with the fact...
  21. LordMikeus

    [SOLVED] Looking for a 1440p 144hz monitor

    Gonna answer the guidelines first. 1. What Is Your Country Of Origin? England 2. What do you plan to do with this monitor? (ex. Games, Movie Watching, Photo Editing, etc.) Gaming 3. What resolution and screen size do you want? 27" 1440p 4. What refresh rate do you want? (ex. 60 hz , 70 hz.)...
  22. R

    Not getting full download speeds - roommate is

    Hello Tom's Hardware forum, this is my first time posting. We recently upgraded to Gigabit connection and my internet speedtests are running still at 200-225 mbps, while my roommates internet connection is running at 800+. Things I have done to troubleshoot: Reset router (Nighthawk x6 R8000)...
  23. R

    Help!! CPU at 100º C

    I have a i7 7700k and is running at 100º C. Right Now im waiting for a Thermaltake Water 3.0 360mm but the cpu has been used at 100º C the last 2 weeks and i have no idea until i just install the Speccy and i saw the cpu running in all the games at 99- 100º C. the damage is so serious? or it...
  24. H

    Window 8 deactivated

    Mistakely i deactivated my window i try to activate it again by entering current product key but it's saying that it is wrong product key plz help
  25. B

    Looking for Parental Monitoring Software

    Hello All, We have an exchange student who will be joining us in a few weeks. He is 16 and he will be with us for the school year. My wife and I do not have any kids so the whole kid experience is new to us. Wish us luck. I want to purchase Parental Monitoring Software as we are responsible...
  26. M

    Good Computer But Low FPS

    Hi guys, I have a decent PC but I know i should be getting a lot more fps than i am right now. I have a GTX 960 and a AMD FX 8320 running Windows 8.1 with 8GB and an asus motherboard i'm not sure the exact name of. For games like counter strike global offensive that should be easy to run i get...
  27. E

    Bad Hard Drive?

    Issue: My old hard drive doesn't appear in disk management but in BIOS it shows up with no name and with 0 GB. Full Description of Situation: My desktop was just given to me by my brother last year and it is kind of old. I enjoyed using it though until now. I tried cleaning it and I was...
  28. D

    What power supply fits a Tower Form Factor? (Thinkcentre M71e 3129)

    Im planning to use a GTX 1050 with my computer which has a 280w PSU, 12V 18A. Ive seen people run gtx 1050 with a 250w but i want to be safe and order a psu just incase. I fount out my computer size is a Tower Form Factor, but i cant find a PSU that supports that size? Im a being stupid or... xD...
  29. M

    Need Gaming PC with affordable Configurations..

    I want to build gaming pc using core i7 4790K. Tell me please can i use gtx 1050ti with this processor if yes then which motherboard, my choice is maximus hero 7 or hero 8.
  30. T

    Reference RX 480 ok if you're not overclocking?

    I recently bought an RX 480 (MSI Armor 4G OC). I got a 4GB card because at the time I thought I'd be gaming at 1080p for the foreseeable future, and half the reason I got it was simply for the free Civ VI code. Well, that purchase ended up spurring several other upgrades including a new 1440p...
  31. J

    Water Cooling necessary for my circumstances?

    Hi and thanks in advance. I bought all the components necessary to go ahead and build my system (details below). I don't care at all about noise and will be doing zero overclocking. Will a nice CPU fan and stock GPU etc. fans be ok without watercooling? I've never done watercooling and would...
  32. M

    Thoughts on my budget build? (AUD)

    Any and all thoughts on my first build?
  33. D

    My new ram is running at the same speed as my old ram, even though its advertised at a higher speed

    I recently had to get some new ram as my old pair of sticks was dying on me, I used to have G.Skill Ares 2x4gb @ 1333mhz sticks But i upgraded to some HyperX Fury 2x4GB @ 1866mhz. But now when i look on task manager is says the new ram is only running at 1333mhz, Is this normal?
  34. T

    History of memory error leading to multiple BSoDs and eventually video/audio lag

    To start things off here are my specs CPU: Intel i7-3700k (with Cooler master hyper 212 EVO) - intel virtualization technology turned on MB: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Main drive: Intel 335 series 240 GB SSD GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2 GB RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X series 2x8 GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800...
  35. S

    Are my CPU suppose to get this hot?

    Hi. I was trying to see if i could overclock my CPU, not alot, just to get a bit extra boost, i overclocked my i7 920 2.67ghz to 3.6ghz and it rebootet do to high tempretures. I then switched back to stock settings in the bios, and wanted to to see how high the tempature would get if i stressed...
  36. B

    What cables and wires do I need to maximize my PC?

    Hi, the title may be confusing, however I am new to all this so please bear with me. I am planning on purchasing a 1440p monitor with 60hz along with a GTX 1070, and I am wondering what cables i need to help get the most out of what i have, and i was also wondering what other cables i need in...
  37. M

    I need Graphic Card Advice

    I want to upgrade my GPU but problem is my motherboard really really old. ( m4n68t-m v2). I'm looking for RX 460 or GTX 950. These cards supports 3.0 PCI express and my card supports only 2.0. Can i run these cards in my motherboard? Do i have to upgrade my motherboard? And what is difference...
  38. L

    DDR3 vs DDR4 real difference? (with Asus Z170 PRO Gaming)

    Hi there, I am willing to upgrade my computer from an AMD FX-8320 to an Intel Core I7 6700K (I have a GTX 970 graphics card). From what I've read on the Internet, the Asus Z170 PRO Gaming seems a valid choice for MB. However, I'm still wondering about RAM. Should I keep my 16GB DDR3 10-12-12...
  39. E

    How do I clean this CPU fan/cooling system?

    Hi all, I am very noobish to cleaning my PC and mine was bought from Cyberpower so I didn't put it together. Anyway I noticed my CPU temp reaching around 85 deg C under load and around 40C idle so I thought that my CPU needed cleaning. I haven't cleaned it in since I bought it other than...
  40. D

    gtx 970 crashes under load

    so ive got this pny xlr8 gtx 970 and when i start a game (ive tried several different games and none have worked) the screen goes black and on my second monitor which is connected to the graphics card in the mother board it says that the nvidia drivers have crashed so i need to restart my...