component advice

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    Question Component recommendations

    Hello everyone! So as the title says I’m looking for recommendations for components for this setup, more specifically 850W+ PSU and a motherboard (ATX) for this setup (Preferably on the cheaper side): Note: I’m looking to eventually upgrade...
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    Question computer turns into a black screen and the fans start speeding up and get very loud

    So as the title says my computer gets very loud and the screen turns off, the pc is still on but it is not interactable and nothing is displayed on the screen and to overcome this crash I had to either hold my pc's off button or turn the wall plug that the power supply's plug of the pc was...
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    Question Wanting to build an AM4 system from scratch - questions

    Hi again, Tom's Hardware! My 6 years old system with Intel i5 6500 and GTX 1060 is getting a bit old, so I want to build a whole new one from scratch, based on Ryzen. The usage will be gaming & programming. This is the specification I'm currently looking at: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D 3.4 GHz...
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    Question GPU upgrade assistance for a 1440p Mini ITX build ?

    Hi guys, the day has come I can no longer confidently play late release games at 1440p maxed out and would like to update my GPU and hopefully avoid needing to upgrade every other component. My PC has run flawlessly for the last 5 years+ for casual gaming and is only starting to show signs up...
  5. baskaska_1

    Question My office build pc

    Hello! Could somebody check if my pc components are compatible? Or maybe some better changes? This PC is supposed to be an office PC for som programmes. CPU: Intel Core i5 - 11400F MB: MSI B560M Pro-VDH GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Ventus XS OCV1 RAM: Kingston FURY 8 GB KIT DDR4 3200 MHz CL16...
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    Question Building a new Rig Guidance

    Hi All Sifus/Gurus, I am currently rocking the following from my old rig since 2014 (just changed my GPU to a 2070): Almost 9 years with this, I have no issues with it with the exception of the stupid TPM 2.0 requirement for...
  7. AndrewC.

    Question 1080p Gaming - Upgrade my CPU or GPU first?

    Hey all, Setup: i7-8700 GTX1070Ti 16GB DDR4 2400 1080p 144hz monitor I'm stuck on whether I should upgrade my CPU first or my GPU first. With my current budget: Upgrade my CPU to 13th gen Core i5 with a new motherboard and perhaps a pair of new RAM. Upgrade my GPU to RTX 3060Ti with a...
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    Question cannot seem to be able to run newer games in 4k so need an advice on upgrading components.

    Hi, I am using my pc mostly for work, but also enjoy VR and desktop gaming and use my nvidia shield to stream to my tv. this works very well however lately I bought final fantasy remake and couldnt get the game to work at 4K. this also happened with a couple other games. I am looking to see...
  9. Elbaha

    Question Electrical current cpu

    Hey Guys Can anyone tell me what the electrical current in CPU means and why it's high is it dangerous to be that high and when its goes over 95 I hear buzz sounds from CPU area note: r5 5600 / a320 m2h / gamemax 450w / 2 ram 3200mhz / SSD + HDD
  10. TCL99

    Question Is it worth upgrading an i5-8400 to an i5-10400 ?

    Hi I am new on this forum. Would just like to ask if its worth it to upgrade from a i5-8400 to an i5-10400 ? currently im running (EDITED) CPU: i5-8400 Motherboard: asus ex-h310m v3 Ram: 2x8gb 2400mhz SSD/HDD: 2 500gb ssd GPU: gtx 1060 6gb PSU: corsair 450w (2 years old) Chassis: OS: windows...
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    Question Is this 550W PSU safe for such a setup?

    Hello community, since i am not much experienced at building PCs, i am here to reach for a help. My wife's current PC setup is: CPU: AMD FX-8320E with 1x90mm fan GPU: AMD Radeon 5700XT BE PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 550 GT (Plus Gold) RAM: HyperX Savage 4x8GB DDR3 (1600MHz i believe) MoBo: MSI 970...
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    Question Is my motherboard fried?

    Hello all! I built my pc back in 2018. I built it using the MSI Z390 MEG ACE (premium MoBo) and the BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 11 1000W which gave me good opportunities for locking the turbo clock for the i9 9900K that was newly released at that time. 1,5year ago my pc suddenly shut down and did...
  13. Khartronix

    Question What’s this? Please help

    Hi can someone tell me what component this could be, it’s very small, black smd, square with 4 metallic pads on top, it looks like a crystal and it’s near the mosfet
  14. carrot__

    Question looking for a pcei1 connector with hdmi/dvi

    hi, I want to have a 2nd monitor for my computer but my graphic card ports do not work. This means that I only have 1 DVI port I can use. When observing the inside of my pc I found there is an empty pcei1 on the motherboard I can connect ports to. How can I find a pcei1 connector with an HDMI...
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    Question How much wattage of UPS is enough for my PC build?

    PC BUILD: Monitor: Asus TUF gaming VG259QR and HP LV1911 CPU - Ryzen 3600x GPU - 1070ti RAM - Tforce 16GB RGB RAM MOBO - MSI B450m Gaming Plus PSU - 620 Watts Hey guys! I need your help. I live in an area where power outage is common and I'm fearing that these sudden outages might kill my...
  16. Brawls

    Question Looking for help upgrading my system

    Couple years back, I purchased an Alienware Aurora R11. Running into some thermal/noise issues now and I'm looking to move as much as possible into a new case. I haven't built a new rig in 5-6 years, so I'm hoping for some help to make sure what I'm considering will work out. I don't have a...
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    [SOLVED] Worth replacing/upgrading Preowned PSU?

    I a while ago purchased a Preowned SX-500G, yes i know it was in a parts bundle leave me be. Now this psu has over the last months of ownership gradually gotten louder, made worse when one time high voltage lines near my home exploded. It's now a somewhat significant amount of noise, especially...