Forum discussion tagged with componenets.
  1. Sanchovies

    Question How to fix bent pins on end of cable ?

    Removed this cable from my prebulilt PC and I kinda messed up with the pins now bent. Nothing connects to my USB slots and PC won't connect to monitor. Just wondering what I need to do? Should I just buy a new mobo?
  2. erikstb

    [SOLVED] Weird clicking noise, freezing and audio issues

    Hi! Weird issue (I think) Like once or twice an hour my PC emmits a fast clicking sound (like 5 notes), and i cant locate which component causes this. Directly after this sound/during this happends: Video and sound freezes for a few seconds, often the audio also "glitches" during this time or...
  3. L

    [SOLVED] Intel i5-10400F + RTX 3060Ti vs Ryzen 5 5600x + RX 6700 XT ?

    Im going to build a new pc mainly for gaming and streaming, but also some graphic design work. I have heard that the best way to stream is to use GPU encoder and comparing the NVENC and AMD encoder I couldn't really find which one of these is better and more efficient. Some people saying that...
  4. Marshall W

    Question The big compatability question

    I'm planning on building a PC soon, and I think I'm doing good so far with specs wise and having a more balanced system, but I'm struggling with ensuring if things are compatible, I'm gonna throw down my specs and I wanna know the recommended motherboard, I'll add my own too AMD ryzen 7 5800X...
  5. Biojack22

    [SOLVED] Are my Tempatures ok for my GPU (1660 Super) and CPU (i7-10700k)?

    Been super paranoid lately, want to know my idle temperatures are alright, mainly the hotspot on the GPU. Also want to know if after gaming its ok if my gpu cools to 45c then all the down to 39c after a few minutes.
  6. N

    Question Which CPU/GPU combo are better for performance.

    Hello everyone, I'm in the process of buying a new rig and was wondering which of the combinations is better for performance now/potentially the future. Either a ryzen 5 5600x with a 3060 TI, or a I5-12000k with a 3060 OC. Thank you :)
  7. ItsMeDante

    [SOLVED] FPS drops with RTX 3060 or CPU bottleneck?

    Hi fellas below is my setup Mobo: Gigabyte Z97M-D3H CPU: i7 4790K Ram: 16 GB (8*2) 1866 DDR3 GPU: Asus OC RTX 3060 When I am playing games on 1080p ultra or very high settings no issues FPS are above 80 or even 100. But as soon as I turn on Ray tracing it massively drops down to 40-50 FPS...
  8. Y

    Question All fans spin then they all stop, PC doesn't boot ?

    I bought a pre-built on Facebook about 5 months ago and the Pc ran fine. I started having performance drop due to CPU heat issues. So I recently upgraded my CPU Cooler to Corsair H150I and Case to Corsair 4000D When I would push the power button all case fans and RGB light up for half a second...
  9. OT08

    Question 850$ PC build

    HEY! im building PC on a 850$ budget and I would like to ask if these components are compatible Thanks.
  10. M

    Question Red CPU LED on my motherboard ?

    I notice that my CPU light on my motherboard will stay red after turning on after sleeping, however when I restart it, it will turn off. I updated my BIOS to the most recent version as well. My motherboard is a MSI PRO B660-A and my CPU is an i5 12400. My PC still boots when the light is on as...
  11. T

    [SOLVED] Giving my friend my old RX 480, we need help with the rest of the build

    Hello! Ive always had good luck with people giving good advice on here so I am back again to seek aid in looking over this build we put together in order to make my friends first computer with my old RX 480 I am giving to him. Anything helps and thank you very much...
  12. therats21098

    Question Upgrading CPU, will everything fit?

    Here is my current PC: CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($375.27 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 CL10 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM...
  13. theRTT

    [SOLVED] Is this build compatible?

    Hi! I have just a quick question. Is this build compatible? AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor NZXT Kraken X63 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME...
  14. M

    Question Building a new pc, would like some feedback

    cpu - AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900X protsessor cpu cooler - NZXT CPU COOLER MULTI SOCKET/KRAKEN X63 RL-KRX63-01 NZXT any better liquid cooler? psu- Be quiet! PSU Straight Power 11 1000W 80+ GOLD F.MODU BN285 m.2 SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS - 500GB / 3500/3200 / M.2-NVMe [8116] mobo ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING -...
  15. A

    [SOLVED] Gaming rig question

    Im building a gaming rig and was wondering if anyone could look at my build and suggest any changes/addtions and also if this is a good build in general.
  16. Hasan Hmoud

    Question Second SSD issue

    Hello, first time to post here and I hope I find a solution for my problem. My problem is that I got a new gaming PC a long time ago it was all fine and good untill I decided to get an extra SSD for more storatge. My first SSD is Kingston 960gb 10x something and I installed a second SSD another...
  17. Naefun

    Question I had a broken pc, found out the problem and now facing the same system issues

    Hey guys so about a month ago, I had an issue where my pc would boot however would not display anything. Initially I thought it was my power supply but my brother said no it shouldn’t be as it is from EVGA. We tested out all the components and we found it was the Cpu and motherboard that was...
  18. H

    [SOLVED] Need advice for building Mid-End to High-End Server PC

    Hello, i have some experience build a home or gaming pc but a total beginner at server pc. here some requirement of what we need Budget up to 600$ to 800$ Can be use 24/7 Hour with minimal Watt as possible We are using SQL Server and XAMPP as our Main database. Have a good data transfer Can...
  19. T

    [SOLVED] Frequent PC components failure in recent years !! Need Help

    Hi All, Below are my specifications: CPU : AMD Ryzen 3600 Motherboard : MSI B450 VDH Plus RAM : 32GB DDR4 3200 Corsair Vengence GPU : Galax RTX 2060 Super 8 GB DDR6 PSU : Corsair TX650M 80 Plus Gold Cabinet : Corsair Spec 01 HDD : 2x Seagate 1 TB 7200 RPM SSD : Samsung Evo 500gb SATA3...
  20. Andrew_C1

    [SOLVED] Is this Build Compatible?

    Because tomorrow is Black Friday I've decided to rush into getting, at the very least, the 3 most expensive components for my new PC build. I've built a desktop for gaming before but it was over 5 years ago so needless to say I'm a bit rusty with compatibility. I've been using PCPartPicker and...
  21. M

    [SOLVED] Why am i getting low FPS??

    Ive been playing destiny 2 lately and been dropping down into the 30's fps during intensive moments. Im averaging roughly 45 fps on low settings and i feel like i should be getting more. Ive ran stress tests on OCCT and msi kombustor and no issues found. cpu temps are staying below 80c and...
  22. zandery

    [SOLVED] Cable Management

    Question 1: Is it safe to unplug components power to move around my cables for better cable management Question 2: What components in a pc can be taken out with no damage to other parts (like replacing a gpu) Ex: Can i take out a cpu without anything happening if I wanted to replace?
  23. R

    [SOLVED] Any Tips on How I Should Upgrade?

    Hello, So to preface this post - I understand that I'm not really in the position where I even need to upgrade my computer. However, I have been given excess funds and am basically only able to use them to upgrade my system within the next few months (long story...). That being said, I feel...
  24. _xbye

    [SOLVED] Can the " Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tiny Mini Business" handle the Intel Core i7 6700 and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050?

    I want to buy a pc for my brother, and a friend of mine offered me a Tiny Lenovo ThinkCentre for an affordable price. I actually know nothing about computer components but I looked into a streamer computer specification and apparently, for a "good" gaming experience I need to buy at least an...
  25. Nikila dinantha

    Question Display no signal after Thunderstorm !

    Hello Today when I'm using my pc suddenly thunderstorm happend and my pc turned off with first thunder. I have installed UPS to my pc. But UPS also turned off or something happend with that lightning. After thunderstorm passed I turned on pc and on monitor there's a window saying 'no signal'...
  26. Sadvent

    Question My PC is constantly crashing, freezing, and getting worse!

    Hey Tom's Hardware, I have a major problem with my computer. Whenever I'm playing a game, the computer will lock up where I can't do anything, the audio will start buzzing, and the only thing I can do to fix it is a hard shutdown (holding the power button until It turns off). I took it to a PC...
  27. S

    [SOLVED] Can/Should I get 3070?

    Not entirely sure what I should do... trying to avoid a full rebuild as I’m slowly rebuilding currently. I’d like to get the 3070, but I’m not sure if a 14% bottleneck is worth it.. Monitor: 1080p 244hz Mobo: Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming CPU: i5-8400 GPU: 2060 Ram: Corsair Vengeance 2x8 PSU...
  28. W

    Question Updating my old desktop help plz

    Hi I have this old desktop that I want to upgrade but I have no idea what cpu, you, ram to upgrade to and is it even worth it. The motherboard it has is A55BM-A/M32BF/DP-MB. It has A6 6400k, 4 GB ddr3, 1TB HDD which is pretty slow. Budget is $200. I would really appreciate if someone can help...
  29. ThatDeltaGuy

    [SOLVED] First PC Build, Will These Components Work?

    Hello everyone I am new to pc Building, im building my first one soon in fact and I want to know if these will all work together. Could I also get an opinion on the parts list? Thanks :) GPU - Powercolor RX 5700 8GB GDDR6 Graphics Card CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6 Core,12 Threads Motherboard -...
  30. C

    [SOLVED] Are the parts I chose compatible?

    Hello, I am going to build my pc for the first time and I have chosen some parts I want to be in my system, but I am not sure if they all will fit together: i7 10700K MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus MasterCooler ML360R ARGB (AIO) 32GB corsair LPX ram @ 3200MHz Sapphire Rx5700XT Nitro+ Special Edition...
  31. F

    [SOLVED] Upgrade Advice

    Hello there, I currently have a Asus maximus hero ix, an i7 7700k and a GTX1070. Can i get some upgrade recommendations, current compoenentsare a cryorig h7/h5 coolermaster v1300 and ddr4 32GB RAM. i do a lot of gaming so im thinking of maybe waiting for the 30 series GeForce. and some more...
  32. C

    [SOLVED] What parts would make my system bottleneck?

    I'm looking to do an upgrade on my GPU, but I'm holding off, because I want to make sure that I don't bottleneck my PC(graphics wise). Using a Ryzen 5 2600X, 16GB DDR4 Vengeance @3000MHz, EVGA GTX 1060 6GB, TUF X470 Plus Gaming MoBo, EVGA 1000G PSU, ACER XF270H Monitor Wanting to look at doing...
  33. L

    Question Help pinpointing display + audio crash?

    For months now my PC has been having an issue where the screen will suddenly go black for a couple seconds, and any audio or video playing in the background will pause. Then the display will come back on and anything audio-only will resume, but video will be a blanked out green fill. It happens...
  34. S

    [SOLVED] Built PC in 2014, I've been out of the game for a while. Should I upgrade off what I have or start new build?

    Hi Guys, I built this PC in 2014 and I haven't really looked at components/upgrade/what's out there since. Running into a few performance issues at the minute - Randomly freezes, cannot handle big Adobe Premier/Photoshop files, ran out of C Drive Storage I'll post my specs below but should I...
  35. X

    Question PC Randomly turns off, No idea why

    About a week ago my PC randomly started turning off. I would be doing something on it like gaming and the screen goes black. When the screen goes black, the PC will still be on (the rgb is still working, and fans are running), Then after a few more minutes it will turn off. To turn the Pc back...
  36. tthetutorial

    [SOLVED] Is it possible for upgrading prebuilt pc

    Hi, I currently have a hp pavilion 590-p0044 desktop, it is running a: Ryzen 5 2400G 12gb of ddr4 2666 ram Onboard graphics card 180W (china power supply) 2 hard drives of 500gb HDD On a motherboard (sunflower??) I am wondering could I move my prebuilt to a different case, change the PSU, and...
  37. Zeccah

    [SOLVED] Upgrading My CPU/MOBO/RAM - Will I Have Any Troubles?

    Current PC: CPU/MOBO/RAM - Upgrade: Will I run into any compatibility issues, or have any troubles upgrading?
  38. L

    [SOLVED] What Should I upgrade?

    Heres my current PC specs: Motherboard - Gigabyte z97-HD3 CPU - Intel I5-4690K Overclocked to 4.3GHz Graphics Card - NVIDIA GTX 960 PCU - Corsair 600W RAM - 8GB DDR3 Just wondering what I should upgrade as my PC is very stuttery on games such as Warzone even on very low graphics!
  39. folksrust

    [SOLVED] I need help with upgrading please <3

    Hi! my name is Korben :)) Ive saved up money for ages now and today was my 18th birthday haha I have £520 or around 600-700 US Dollars I would like to upgrade my computer, My current rig consists of AS ROCK B450M-HDV, gtx1060 3gb, amd ryzen 5 2600, 16 gb 3000 mhz corsair vengeance and I would...
  40. M

    [SOLVED] Buying the right components?

    Hey there! I'm upgrading my PC and was wondering if everything would work together. (or any tips in saving money) Components are clickable (urls) I'm buying: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Videocard: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 RAM: Crucial Ballistix...