Forum discussion tagged with firstbuild.
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    Question Mobo will not boot to bios with GPU installed

    Building my first PC so I apologize if this is a tedious question. Specs below. I have installed everything except the GPU and gotten to BIOS--upon power on after seating and connecting the power to the GPU, I get no picture (even when using the GPU's output methods) and the VGA error light on...
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    [SOLVED] Help choosing a power supply (first time build)

    Hi, I could use some help choosing a power supply. Building a new PC. Below are the parts I already have for it: Motherboard:MSI MAG Z490 Tomahawk Gaming CPU:Intel i5-10600KF GPU:Gigabyte Radeon RX 6650 XT EAGLE Graphics Card RAM:2x8GB Not sure how much wattage to go for. I did a few online...
  3. mxnty

    Discussion First Build! Need some help with parts.

    Hey! I’m planning to build my very first PC in November. I’ve started planning and would like recommendations and help with components. I’m going to be playing somewhat intensive games like Fortnite, Rocket League (not really), etc. I’ve made a decent build idea but have some questions: I can...
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    [SOLVED] What do you think? Should I go with this setup?

    Hello all, First time builder converting from xbox. I have never played on PC before however I have put in so much time researching and learning everything. I went from nothing and I feel as now I have a decent understanding of PC building. My budget is $1,500 Canadian but I kind of went...
  5. ale9007

    [SOLVED] First build what do you think

    Any recommendation? my budget is around 800-1000 I hear this motherboard is not compatible and may require a BIOS update. Any other mobo you can recommend me ( no more than 100$ )
  6. Alexferro1

    [SOLVED] Help on first PC build

    Build Can anyone please check over my PC build, and if I should change everything. I will only be playing games on 1080p and I will be upgrading the storage and CPU cooler at a later date.
  7. SSJ1NOT

    Discussion First build, is this good?

    Hey, This is mye first pc build, and i am Just wondering if everything went well 😅 Cpu frequency: 4601.21 mhz Cpu tmp: 27-29c Cpu voltage: 1.188v Pch: 33.0 Memory frequency: 2133.33mhz Systemt tmp: 28.0c Memory voltage: 1.188v Vrm mos: 30.0c Specs on computer: I7 9700k RTX 2070...
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    Question CSGO fps problem

    hey guys! I'm new here and I didn't know where this question would fit into so I'm just gonna put it here. in CSGO I average around 90-110 fps but I want to get up to 144 fps because I know its possible but I tried everything I could to increase it to atleast 134 fps but nothing works. I watched...
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    Question PC Boot Issue

    So I just built this PC and all was well, until this morning. The PC and all turned on, but I had no display. After turning off the PC then turning the PSU on and off, it worked again. I turned it off to go to college, get home, and same issue. I did the whole process of turning off and...
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    [SOLVED] Does components fit in NZXT H500

    Hi i have a few questions. First of all i spend around 1-2months of watching videos about PC Building and stuff and i started choosing the components but im not still sure if i choose the right one and if they fit without any problems because it will be my first build. I also check components...
  11. MuPro

    Question Burning smell from motherboard

    OK. I did some research and found out that it is OK to use rubbing alcohol (70℅ isopropyl) to clean motherboard. Mine was really dirt so I took all the hardware out and cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol, left it to dry for some time (1 hour). I also cleaned my GPU and RAM with it. So I turned...
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    I need help about my motherboard

    Hello I have question. I'm going to buy a Oculus rift and I'm wondering can I use pcie USB 3.0. my motherboard is MSI H81M-p33. I don't know if it is 1x 1.0 or 1x 2.0. or just buy USB hub that will work with Oculus ?
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    ARMA2 shuts down gpu.

    Everytime I launch ARMA2 or O.A. my display goes black for a few seconds, then back to desktop and says display driver failed.(NOT the failed and recovered issue) ARMA will stay minimized but only thing I can do is close it with task manager. GPU is also undetectable until restart. Updated all...
  14. luneki

    "Can't sign in to your account" every time I turn on pc

    Every time I turn my pc on I am greeted with a different lock screen wallpaper and when I log in I get the error "can't sign in to your account" and windows creates a temporary profile. I have to log out and then my actual account gets loaded with my lock screen and i can log in to my actual...
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    windows 7 - product ke

    I downloaded Windows 7 as an .iso file legally and acquired the Product key but never got around to using it, the Product key expired in 2014-11-12. My question is if I wanted to install windows 7 using that key would it work now ? I've been getting conflicting answers about that.
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    Sound not Working

    Sound driver installed but not getting sound
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    MSI H110 Pro-VD Win7 Install from USB: Bootmgr is MIssing

    I have build a brand new PC, fresh 1TB Seagate HDD, MSI H110 Pro-VD motherboard, and a Win7 install on a USB Key. I have used this USB key to install windows on another system just a month and a half ago with no problems. But this time I am getting "Bootmgr is missing, CTRL-ALT-DEL to restart"...
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    How do I download OpenGL on Windows 10

    I first had a Windows 7 Professional with: - A Intel Core 2 Duo (TM) . - CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHZ. - RAM: 2GB. - A 64-bit operating system, x64 based processor. - It was also on a Personal Computer, not a laptop. - The company who manufactured it is RealTek with association of LG. I do not see it on...
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    Overclocking R9 390 with 750W?

    I was wondering if Overclocking my R9 390 Sapphire with a EVGA SuperNova B1 750W would be safe? I've heard that the Bronze 1 ver of the EVGA 750W SuperNova is subpar therefore not sure about OC'ing yet At the moment, my CPU is OC'd at 4.3Ghz at 1.1V
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    pc went crazy

    Just recieved asusEeeBook from my Boss. Not havinng a wifi connection he suggested using my phone as hotspot. Upon right clicking onto internet connect it showed all the usual suspects..neighbors..etc. Still couldnt see my hotspot as an option, he suggested tethering..still no connection. When i...
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    CPU Usage 100%

    Hi, I am recently having problems with my dad's computer. We are running an i7-2600, and have found that the cpu is reaching temps of 85c, causing the entire system to shut down. We have installed a new aftermarket cooler, alongn with replacing the thermal paste, but after one day the...
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    power supply with "aircraft style connectors"?

    Every now and then I need to boot the computer twice. Now the mouse and usb hard drive was not found, before I rebooted. I guess this means that my 6 year old psu is failing. I would like to get a new PSU with "aircraft style connectors"* so that I could just unattach the modular cables from...
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    Gaming CPU for the future (5 years)

    My goal is to buy a CPU and be happy with its gaming performance for at least five years, so get out your crystal balls and help me out! While I realize that Intel CPUs are, at the high end, better than AMD ones currently, I am wondering whether this gap may shrink given that clock speeds have...
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    Psu for zotac gtx 970 4gb gddr5 256bit

    Which psu is best for my rig. These psus are in my budget Corsair cx 430 Seasonic eco500 Deapcool DA500 Corsair VS550 Cooler-master-thunder 500W Antec vp500 Cooler-master-B600 Seasonic S12II 430 My rig Gpu Gtx 970 Cpu I3 4150 Ram Corsair vengeance 8gb 1600mhz Mobo Gigabyte GA B81M S1
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    Computer freezes when playing graphics intensive games

    My computer completely freezes making a static noise through my audio devices (like an intercom transmition) and I cant access task manager or desktop after playing graphics intensive games like Battlefield and far cry 4. I've had this issue in the past after a few hours of gaming but i believe...
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    My budget is maximum 250$,and I want to buy a Gaming PC , and what is the main diffference between in 68 bits and 128 GPU's

    My budget is 250$ maximum And I want create or buy a Gaming PC That runs all Heavy Games Tell me in Detail of everything what should I buy I will appreciate And what is the main difference of 128 or 68 bits or more bits graphic card Will it will effect my gaming Experiance
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    Sabertooth 990FX R2 and AMD FX-8350 won't post

    I have been running an AMD Phenom II X4 960T for about a year now, and tonight I decided ot upgrade to an AMD FX-8350. When I plugged the 8350 in, I could not get the machine to post at all (no beep on my speaker). I currently have bios version 2501, and I was able to return to my 960T with...
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    Best Mobo between H87 and B85

    Hi guys, I want to know what is the best Mobo between: Gigabyte H87M-D3H MSI B85-G43 Gaming ASRock H97M PRO4 I know that one is micro-ATX but no problem. This is for an intel 4460 and will only have one GPU at a time. The PC is for gaming so i want to know what is best for me between that 3...
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    Cheapest & Best Graphics Card for Skyrim?

    So I am not new to PC gaming but I am no way a hardcore PC gamer as my favourite game is Halo (you can guess why I don't PC game) but I love Skyrim so much that I had to get on the PC to play around with some mods and I have found some really cool ones, I was just wondering what would be the...
  30. SirSprinklez

    Relatively new drive, already failing?

    I have a pretty new drive that already seems to be failing me. My computer constantly freezes for no apparent reason. My drive is a 500GB Hitachi hard drive. It just contains some steam and origin games, about 100GB worth. Heres a screenshot of what I saw . Why is my drive already failing...
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    Gaming mini keypads?

    I was just wondering what's the best way to play fps games such as bf4 etc, full sized keyboards and mouse or mini keypads and mouse? Is there much difference in terms of comfort and better gameplay? Could anyone recommend any good gear for bf4 :)
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    will this spec perform?

    4th Generation Intel Core i7-4810MQ processor (Quad Core, 6MB Cache, up 3.8GHz) 16GB DDR3L at 1600MHz (4x4G) Dual NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 770M with 3GB GDDR5 I was looking at a laptop with these basic specs and already have a ps4. I was wondering if this laptop will be a sizable improvement gaming...
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    My Computer has a big problem and also its a custom built pc and its always black screen nothing shows this happens in the vid

    My Computer has a big problem and also its a custom built pc and its always black screen nothing shows this happens in the video please watch it to the end! And it carries on till I unplug it from the power!
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    Intel i5 4670 or 4570S for mini ITX build

    Like the topic states, I am making a mini ITX build in the Cooler Master Elite 130 case. I plan on using stock coolers, so would it be better to get the 4570S that produces less heat, or go with the more powerful 4670 (non overclock version)?
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    Laptop Shuts Down After 1-3 minutes

    I opened up my laptop, removed and replaced the thermal paste on the gpu and cpu, and put it back together. when i turned it on it stayed on and ran like normal for about 5 minutes, and then turned off. The display lights turned on when I tried to start it again however, the computer did nothing...
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    Can't attribute free space to C: Drive

    Hi, When i bought my computer i created a partition from the main disk(D: ), but recently i deleted it and i cant reatribute the free space to the C: drive. Im using windows disk management. Anyone knows a workaround?
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    Will an AMD Athlon II X4 750K bottleneck an R9 270X or a GTX 760?

    Im doing a budget build, and I was wondering if I should get a GTX 760. But, I was worried it would be bottlenecked by an Athlon II X4 750k, help!
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    hi there how are u

    How do I content the WiFi from a laptop to a phone