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    New Build for High End PC, 2-4K flexible budget

    Hi all, So I'm familiar with what hardware pieces do and how they work together and how to build a PC, but I haven't built a PC in 4 years and haven't kept up with the parts. I'm looking for a PC that can do gaming of all types that can run 95% of games on ultra high settings without issue, as...
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    [SOLVED] Can I have a non modular psu in my atx case?

    I have a standard atx case (link here: And a non modular psu (link here: Would both of these work together easily?
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    [SOLVED] RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio on "old" CX750M

    Hey guys ! :) I just purchased an MSI RTX2080 Gaming X Trio and im really happy about it so far. I also have an "old" Corsair CX750M (green logo) as PSU. On some threads, I read that 2 Distincts 8pins PCIe cables on the PSU are more than advised than 1 Dual with 2 x 8pins to power this...
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    [SOLVED] Asrock ab350 pro 4 and ryzen 5 2600

    Is there anyone here successfully build with asrock ab350 and ryzen 5 2600? Mine is still freezing or bsod since day 1. I don't know what's happening. I just bought them all together, everything is new unless vga has been used for 2 years. - Cpu and mobo temp is normal, never over 60. -...
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    is this ddr3 or ddr4?

    Lenovo thinkcentre E73 Intel Core i7-4790S Processor 8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz NVIDIA Quadro K620 Ram 8G HDD 500G thank you
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    How to connect Smart phones to Hitachi 49HE4000 Smart TV by Wireless Display?

    Both devices are on the same network WIFI at home, activating option 7 for the Wireless Display on the TV but the phones cannot find the Hitachi adapter. I have downloaded several different apps from the App Store for the phones but no success. Phones are Nokia 6 and Huawei Y5 with IOS 8.1...
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    [SOLVED] Pin problem of my psu

    Hey Friends, i just got an RTX 2070 and need 1x8, and 1x6 pins connections. First i got High Power (560watts) a12c Power supply and have 2x6 pins connections. Will a 6pin to 8pin connector satisfy My graphic card ? I dont wanna buy a new psu :( thanks everybody
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    [SOLVED] PC wont turn on after holding down power button

    My friends pc froze last night and he tried to ctrl+alt+del and nothing worked so he just held down his power button and it wouldn't boo back up. He has unplugged and plugged the front panel connectors in but nothing has worked.
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    Acer Nitro 5 Laptop w/second display Displayport/HDMI Cable

    Hi all! I have a Acer Nitro 5 and planned to use it as a desktop. The Acer has a HDMI out port and my monitor (Dell) has a DisplayPort connection. On Amazon I purchased a HDMI to DisplayPort Cable, one end is HDMI and the other is DisplayPort. Everything is connected properly, I tried to...
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    New Gaming Build Monitor

    Hello, I've just bought a new gaming system (see below) that should arrive next week, but I didn't factor in my current monitor. It's a Dell S2409W--that I've had for 6+ years--60Hz that my new system will utterly destroy so I think it's time for an upgrade. The issue is that I'm rather lost...
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    Asus Performance Dip

    After one year with my Asus GL502vm my performance in all games has dipped ALOT! Games like Rocket League ( a not very hard to run game ) and even CSGO have went from the smooth 250's and 300 fps on ULTRA to a soul CRUSHING 12-30 on low performance settings. I've tried doing a clean install of...
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    Toshiba Satellite M645 - S4047 battery change

    I got this laptop since ~ 2014 and the battery passed away. Here are the specs of it: The codes of the battery are: pa3817u-1brs , pa3818u-1brs Voltage: 10.8, Storage: 4400mAh, 48Wh Unfortunately I...
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    [SOLVED] Looking for tips for a new power supply

    Hello! I have trouble with some games. I loose a lot of fps when playing even at low graphics. It always been the case but now its worse than before (ex fortnite and and league of legends) I loose fps while playing those games and my computer heats a lot despite having recommended specs for...
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    [SOLVED] ACME USB optical mouse doesn't work?

    So I bought an Acme Optical Mouse, I tried plugging it in every usb port and all, but the thing won't connect at all! The laptop doesn't recognize it being plugged in (I checked with an old barely functional mouse but it does recognize that). It's not lighting up, it's not recognizing it at all...
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    [SOLVED] Data sheets for card reader controllers

    Hey, I inserted a SD card into HP Pavilion 15 card reader, and my laptop shut down. I turned it back on and everything works fine, but the SD card and the card reader aren’t showing up in the Device Manager panel. I was in a rush and I needed the info on the memory card so I inserted the card...
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    Question Home theater trouble

    I'm now using the AC97 onboard sound. It has 5.1, but most of my content is only stereo (Netflix, Mp4, etc.). I just got a 5.1 speaker setup, which will synthesize 5.1 from stereo, but I cannot adjust the subwoofer beyond its level, and when using a 2 channel input the result is poor. What...
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    failing to boot

    my toshiba is failing to boot it is keep on saying put boot device I am trying to install win 7.I even exchanged hard drives but still it's failing awana like to change from win 8 to 7
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    Need help in choosing DVI cable

    I have monitor which has `DVI-D` input and my system "Dell Optiplex 7010 Desktop" has `DVI-I` output. If use `DVI-D` male to `DVI-D` male cable(some thing like this), will it work in my case ? Also `DVI-I` has some extra pins in it when compared to `DVI-D`. Here is the picture of my Monitor...
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    [SOLVED] Swapping hard drives

    I have a 1TB HDD installed on my PC, as drive F: I want to know if I just unplug it and put a new 8TB HDD in its place, will Windows 10 recognize it and make it as my F: drive? I have no programs instelled in this drive, although some programs are configured to load/save to this drive. If I...
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    SSD clone won't boot.

    Hello, I have recently gotten a new HP SSD S700 2.5" 500gd drive and tried to install it to into my laptop. I cloned the original drive by deleting some of my games to lower the content then changing the partition size to 400gb using Free Partition Manager. I then cloned the drive using EaseUS...
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    [SOLVED] PC gets stuck in boot loop for up to 10 minutes, then boots and works fine

    Hi All! I've been having a problem with my home built PC for around two months, and I'm all out of options apart from replacing parts now, so I'm just checking on here before I do so! Specs: CPU: Intel i7-4790K @ 4GHz - not overclocked RAM: 16GB (2x 8GB sticks) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3...
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    When was this Super Flower power supply made?

    How old Is this PSU Super Flower Golden King Platinum 650W. I compared pictures and It looks similar to one I found in a review from 2012. Anyone know when was it made, should it been in manufacturing at least couple years?
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    What PSU wattage to go for with a 2600x + 1070ti amp extreme ?

    Is a 550w enough power for these components: 2600x 1070ti amp extreme b450 tomahawk 480gb ssd 3000mhz 16gb RAM
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    Does this motherboard support this graphics card?

    Does the ASUS MK PRIME Z370-A suport the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X (11gb)??
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    [SOLVED] which m.2 should i put my o/s and games on with this mobo?

    Hello, Long time reader first time poster. I have a ASROCK AB350 pro4 mother board. I have 2 m.2 slots. I am planning on using 2 drives one that is gen 3 x4 and one that is gen 3 x2 Currently i have my o/s on the x2 im wanting to install my games on the x4. Im wondering what the best way to do...
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    [SOLVED] Boards that Disable AMD PSP?

    I want to build a new Ryzen machine, but I want to have the option of the shutting down the Platform Security Processor (something that irks me on principle) after boot. If you're aware of boards that offer this bios option, please mention them, any manufacturer. Thanks.
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    2 Screws won't screw into the standoff screw of the case - is it ok?

    Hey, I bought some new PC parts, including a new case and a new motherboard. The case came with pre-installed standoff screws but one standoff screw is missing + One of the standoff screws can't be screwed in(the screw just keeps on turning and won't get in the hole at all). I tried multiple...
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    Overclocking my system

    Hey everyone! I’m building a new PC Wednesday, and I’d like to squeeze every last bit of performance out of it. Here’s my build: What can and should I overclock, and how? Keep in mind I’ll only be using the ryzen 3 for 6 months-ish so making it last isn’t...
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    Laptop CPU clock dropping to 800mhz during load on battery

    Hello everyone! I've been looking around everywhere for this issue and nobody seems to have my exact same problem, so no useful solutions so far. I bought an Asus vivobook pro n580vn this summer, it runs on a 7700hq and it does so great generally. Except if I'm working on battery! This is the...
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    [SOLVED] What should I do?

    Hi, actually I have a i5 4460 and a gtx 1070. I was looking for a cpu and i dont know If I should pick an i5 8600 OR i7 8700 but I have to upgrade mother for 1151 and ram for ddr4 or not. I dont want to buy a ddr4 ram. Im planning to buy an asus z170m-e which has 1151 and ddr3 (so I dont have...
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    [SOLVED] Amd ryzen r5 2600x

    I am planning to build a new gaming pc and i am thinking to buy AMD RYZEN 2600X. I don't want to overclock my cpu? Should i stick to 2600x or go for 2600.
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    [SOLVED] CPU throttle, with low temps

    My cpu was thermal throttling, and the temps were high (>90C), I changed the thermal paste and installed a new cooler hyper cooler 212; and the temps dropped to 30C and the thermal throttle stopped; however I just installed a new SSD, and though the temps are fine when I boot from the SSD...
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    Replace i7-5930k for GTX-1080ti with i9-9900k or waite ?

    Hi everyone. I have desktop specification below: CPU i7-5930k with good air cooler GPU GTX1080ti MSI gaming X corsair 850w gold power supply 32GB 2400 DDR3 Asus deluxe X99 2011v3 Team 256Gb nvme pci-express for system WD 4TB HDD MG278Q gaming monitor 1ms 144Hz 1440 pix Is it worth to upgrade...
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    [SOLVED] Should I push pull with different fans?

    Hello everyone. I have the corsair h100iv2 water cooler, and the Silverstone rl06gp pc case. With the watercooler i got 2×120mm fans with those specs: Maximum Fan Speed: 2435 rpm Noise Level: 37.7 dBA Maximum Airflow: 70.69 CFM Static pressure: 4.65 mm-H2O On the rl06 case i got 4×120mm fans...
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    [SOLVED] PC running slow after running fine for weeks

    So my PC has been running fine for a while now, had to reinstall Windows 10 after switching my hardware, games were running fine, then a day or so ago, I started noticing drops in FPS while playing games. In BFV, I've been playing on high settings, no problems, steady 90-100 frames. Now, im...
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    Asus TUF FX504GM vs MSI GP63 Leopard

    Two laptops, similar cost, similar specs, which to choose? Both 1080p, 120Hz, i7 8750H, GTX 1060 6GB. Asus: DDR4 2666 RAM instead of 2400. MSI: More ports, 6 cell battery instead of 3 cell. I've seen multiple reviews of the Asus laptop saying it as poor cooling, nothing bad about the MSI ...
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    GTA V keeps crashing on my PC

    GTA V keep crashing on my PC, GTA single player will work for around 20-30 mins then crash, GTA online sometimes crashes right when my character loads in. I've tried reinstalling the game and even reinstalling windows 10. When the games crashes it always shows the rockstar screen that says GTA...
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    Surround to Stereo THINGAMAJIG back to 5.1/Surround

    My fancy tuner/receiver will be reduced to stereo output, going to a graphic equalizer (a gift). I need a THINGAMAJIG that will take stereo outputs and divide the sound back to 5.1 / surround again. The subwoofer shall remain connected to the receiver. WHAT IS THE TYPE OF, & NAME OF THE...
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    Mouse and Keyboard not working with new computer.

    Hello everyone, I recently replaced a bunch of old parts in my computer to the point where its practically a new PC entirely. My problem is that whenever I start everything up my mouse and keyboard stop working upon reaching the Windows 7 login screen. Theyre technically powered and have their...
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    cheaper or expensive mousepad, any real difference?

    any real difference between a very cheap 1 dollar mouse pad and those advertised to be gaming pad or anti-whatsoever......3M , Corsair... Are they actually more useful ? I'm using a Ms optical wireless mouse but it's often not very smooth and responsive... really frustrating. don't know if it's...