Forum discussion tagged with components.
  1. C

    [SOLVED] what specification for 4K gaming ?

    what specification with monitor I need to achieve 4K gaming in this video or this channel View:
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    Question I don't know what PSU to buy for my new build ?

    i bought msi b450m pro max (motherboard) planning to buy ryzen 3 3200g and 8gb ddr4 ram and install my gt 1030 and hdd with it but i have electricity problems here and i had 3 motherboard die for me last year using cheap PSU but before that i used the psu normally with no issues and the closest...
  3. IAmRooby


    So, I've decided to splash some cash and do a major upgrade of my current system, could anyone have a glance at the parts I'm looking at and give some advice on whether it's ok or suggest better parts etc - it will all be running with a Gigabyte 3080 ti and a 1000w Asus PSU on a 1440p monitor...
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    Question Why do I sometimes get shocked when I touch my PC case?

    I'm a newbie when it comes to pc parts and electricityt stuffs, and would like to ask (1) why do I sometimes get shocked when I touch my PC case, and sometimes not? I noticed that I often GET SHOCKED when I touch my PC case and/or other metal parts when IT IS NOT ON, BUT PLUGGED IN, and I DON'T...
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    Question What is wrong with my system?

    Asrock AB350M Pro4 Performance Results - UserBenchmark My gpu utilization in games will sometimes spike randomly and usually stay down below 50%. My wattage stays between 30w-60w. This is all according to MSI AfterBurner.
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    Question How to find components for a project?

    Years ago I worked for National Semiconductor. They had book after book on their components. What they were for, how they worked, inputs and outputs, etc. I want to build a DashCam prototype, but don't know where to look for the different components: micro cameras, interface chips for the...
  7. S

    Question 12900k video editing build

    I'm building a new system for video editing in Premiere Pro and After Effects. So far im looking at: CPU: 12900k Motherboard: z690 aorus pro / aorus ultra / aourus master / asus hero, MSI MPG Z690 Carbon? RAM: DDR5 64 GB, 4000-4800 mhz PSU: 750 - 850W GPU: 3060 ti / 3070 / 3080 Storage: 2x...
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    Question is 500VA powerstar UPS enough for my new gaming build?

    i am gonna buy ryzen 3 3200g and 8gb ddr4 ram also new mobo also use gt 1030 idk what PSU i am gonna use but is it enough for the 500va ups? i want to protect my pc since 3 mobos died for me last year and i am done
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    Question is my PSU okay to use with ryzen 3 3200G and B450 mobo

    i have PSU that worked with i3 4150 6gb ram and gt 1030 but i dont know if it would work with ryzen 3 3200g and 8gb ram and also B450 motherboard + GT 1030 (maybe i will use the vega 8 cuz its better but who knows i might use the gt 1030) and DVD-ROM, HDD or should i just get a new one ? cause...
  10. shiva322

    Question Upgrade Parts

    Specs: Ryzen 5 5600x Asus b550 f gaming Corsair Dominator platinum 2x8 3600mhz Rtx 3070 Msi trio Seagate barracuda 2TB m.2 samsung evo 500gb seasonic focus 850w Hello guys one noob question, what to upgrade or should i upgrade between cpu and ram? btw, i always open multiple tabs (watching...
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    Question Random black screen ?

    Help! Before, I always had an issue with random freezing scenario while playing games. I expected that it's because of my case or temperatures between GPU and CPU so i upgraded some of them. Earlier my monitor randomly blacked screen while playing Apex legends, this was my main issue before I...
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    [SOLVED] What kind of SSD my mobo does support?

    I have and old 1TB HDD and Gigabyte H81M-S motherboard so I decided to buy an SSD. But I wonder what kind of SSD my mobo supports? I'm not sure if my mobo supports nvme SSD's, is it even that much faster than standard SSD? What connectors also do I need for and SSD? I've never possesed any of...
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    Question Need help troubleshooting CPU_LED after weird crash.

    Today I encountered a problem with my PC, and I don't know if this will help but I will write down exactly what happened just incase it makes it easier to solve for someone. So first I've had this same computer since 2015; Asus z97-a Intel i7 4790k Msi gtx 970 gaming 4G , Corsair 16gb 2x8GBcl9...
  14. Dominum_vestri

    [SOLVED] Need advice/opinion in component selection

    Hello, I'm planning on building a new PC, but I don't have much knowledge in components :/ My he made a parts list and I want to ask you if you think they are good for the price. Here's the list: 1x Seagate BARRACUDA 1TB 7200rpm 64MB 3x be quiet! Pure Wings 2 PWM 140mm 1x be quiet! System...
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    [SOLVED] CM HAF 912 plus optimal fan configuration

    I have the Cooler Master HAF 912 plus case. My pc specs are: 9900KS Dark rock pro 4 3080 ti aorus master Z390 aorus master 3600 Mhz ram 970 Evo plus SSD what is the optimal fan setup in this case for the best cooling? Currently this is my setup: Intake: Intake front: 200mm Cooler master fan...
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    [SOLVED] Need advice on my $2.5k gaming PC build

    Hello all, I was hoping you could give me your feedback on my pc build and double-check my work. I want to make certain there aren't any conflicts within the build and that the parts I've chosen are of sound quality. The build is linked below; any and all feedback is appreciated. Some things...
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    [SOLVED] New PC advice/build

    Hello I currently have a prebuilt Alienware R7 currently, but it is slowing down, and with all these new games, I want to upgrade. It has been a great pc to me however. I am looking for something with a budget but still good for gaming, maybe around $1000-1300? That price range can be flexed...
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    Question PC keeps restarting/starting without signal to the monitor ?

    Hello. I am experiencing a big problem with my pc. Sometimes it will just restart over and over and only show the bios(i think its the bios) on the screen like 0.5 seconds then proceed to continue restarting. Other times,it will boot up normally,like everything works,but there is no signal on...
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    [SOLVED] 980 pro condenser/capacitor replaced but…

    Recently the smd condenser/capacitor SMD chip chipped off while i was installing it. I sent it to a local repair shop and they replaced it but the replacement looks larger. Will that be a problem? System works BTW. The tests ran OK and performance is about what to be expected from a PCI-E 4.0...
  20. AmeedMv

    [SOLVED] Corsair 4000D Airflow Case RGB & Airflow Tips

    Hey y'all hope all is good. Below is my current part list which I am hoping to buy next month. I wanna know what would be the best fan configuration for the 4000D Airflow from Corsair and which ARGB fans I can use without breaking the bank. I have included a CM Sickleflow 120mm 3-pack in the...
  21. AmeedMv

    Question Need Advice on Motherboard Selection

    Hey guys. So after spending a week on fine tuning this parts list, I've finally decided to ask for help again. All of the components are geared towards most bang for the buck without a GPU. I just have one little problem. I do not know...
  22. TheUltraMarine

    [SOLVED] Can my friend use Q-Flash Plus on his Gigabyte B550M with the CPU installed?

    Hello again! My friend is currently in process of finishing up his build, however, since I was taking a nap while he was building, I forgot to tell him that he'd most likely need to use BIOS flashback in order for it to be compatible with his 5600X. Would he be able to use Q-Flash Plus on the...
  23. Jerson Gonzales

    [SOLVED] $400 Main Parts

    I have currently i5 750 + MSI GD-61 1156 mobo + gtx 550ti 1gb + 8gb ram system. I want to buy a new cpu + mobo + ram + gpu if ever i can buy a gpu. What you guys suggest of what to buy? for apex legends and valorant and multitasking purposes. $400 budget Cpu + Mobo Ram Gpu(optional)
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    [SOLVED] Is my system ready for RTX 3060ti?

    I am thinking of getting an RTX 3060ti for my PC (upgrading from GTX 1060). I was wondering if my pc is good enough to support the GPU without having a significant bottleneck, if I should upgrade any other components for it, and if there is a good alternative to the 3060ti that is cheaper and...
  25. Avik Basu

    [SOLVED] Is an electric air blower safe to use?

    Is something like this safe to use to clean your computer? I know vacuum cleaners and blowers are bad because of static but I had seen PC Gamer recommend a battery operated air blower and this was the closest thing I could find to it in my country. So, since a magazine for PC gaming was...
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    [SOLVED] 4K HDMI Splitter HDMI/DP ?

    Hi, I have been looking for a page like this for a while now and hopeful to gain some insight on current products available or any information really. I am currently running a 2K 144hz monitor and 4K 60hz TV in my setup that I both use daily. I use the next gen XBOX Series X and have been looing...
  27. Skullible

    [SOLVED] I feel like my pc doesn't run games very well

    It runs worse than i feel it should when gaming. Not overclocked Specs: CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080 SSD: Kingston A400 240GB HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) HDD: WD WD3200AVVS-63L2B0 320GB RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB MBD: Asus PRIME Z270-P
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    Question Monitor will go to sleep and PC will crash ?

    Hey all, I’ve noticed something when I turn on my PC. Whenever I go to turn it on, my monitor will turn on and I’ll be at the login screen and then I’ll be at my Home Screen. however, sometimes it will then go into "no signal" then into sleep mode, and my mouse and keyboard won’t turn it on...
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    [SOLVED] Which Ram should I buy?

    My components: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz 3.10 GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti DB85FL RAM: 2 memories (4 GB each) - 1333 MHz I want to increse my Ram to improve a little the performance of my PC. My question is: ¿Which Ram should I buy? My mainbord only supports memories up to...
  30. Mrchristiandave

    [SOLVED] Monitor issues

    Hello there was a rough storm and i was playing a game suddenly my pc just went black after hearing a loud lightning. When i turn on my pc, i hear the boot up beep fans working etc. But my monitor has no led light on its on/off button. Tried different power cords but still no luck. Any one know...
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    Where can I find the MSRP of any given pc components

    I am new to pc building community and since I started my journey in 2020 during the early days of pandemic I am not at all aware of the real pricing of the components. Can you guys suggest a website I can find see the MSRP of any components so that I can decide in future if the prices of...
  32. Critzor1

    [SOLVED] Asus rog strix g15 vs Hp Pavilion 16

    Hello, i'm between two laptops and i need a second opinion the battle is between : Laptop ASUS Gaming 15.6'' ROG Strix G15 G512LI, FHD 144Hz, Procesor Intel® Core™ i5-10300H (8M Cache, up to 4.50 GHz) , 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB AND Laptop HP Gaming 16.1'' Pavilion...
  33. noxinum

    [SOLVED] Thoughts on compatibility?

    Here is a system that got tweaked to the max! What are your thoughts in terms of size compatibility?
  34. L


    Hello, I have a lot of problems in games like COD CW, EFT, SQUAD and Hell Let Loose with huge fps drops and freezes. GPU temps around 80 degrees CPU around 50. This all is starting from little freezes and leading to the crashes, doesn't matter if I shoot or do nothing games are randomly...
  35. C

    [SOLVED] Weird electronics issues with my PC.

    I'm having very weird electronics issues with my computer.: My Ethernet stopped working, have to use USB wifi adapter now. Sometimes when I boot I get an error like the disk is corrupted. I power off, then on again, and it's fine. More recently, my Logitech wireless mouse wouldn't connect, and...
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    [SOLVED] Reboot problem

    Hi.. I have a problem that I cannot solve.. This is my pc details, ASUS PRIME B550M-A AMD B550 AM4 DDR4 4400 HDMI DVI VGA AMD Ryzen 5 3500X 3.6GHz 35MB Cache G.Skill RipjawsV 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-4000Mhz CL18 Samsung SSD, 970 EVO P. M.2, MSI Geforce RTX 2070 super Here is the problem.. When I...
  37. Question External SSD cable/connector help

    I have an external SSD and when plugging in the power cord and USB the light powers on but it doesn’t show up on my computer. Tried connecting it to several windows computers and Mac computers. I’d like to try connecting it a different way and not sure which cables to get. The port looks like...
  38. GamerLackingKnowledge

    [SOLVED] Voltage and timings questions; Trident Z

    Hey everyone, I am building a new PC, looking at getting a mid range z590 board in a week or so, perhaps the MSI Gaming Carbon. When considering the ram however, I was looking at getting some Trident Z neo, and ive noticed there is 3600 C16 with 16-16-16-38 and 16-19-19-39, the latter being...
  39. D

    [SOLVED] Which minimum components do I need for a successful POST?

    Hi all, I am doing a complex troubleshooting for a hardware problem in my PC and I need to isolate the issue trying to identify the culprit Can you tell me which is the minimum set of components I need to do a successful POST? Currently my PC is resetting all the time before being able to...
  40. reimondi

    [SOLVED] I need help for upgrade. IDK much about pc's

    Can I upgrade like this? Or do I need something else aswell? CPU Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.20GHz ----> AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Haswell 22nm Technology RAM 8,00Gt Dual-Channel DDR3-----> Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz Motherboard ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. B85M-G ---->...