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    Build Advice Recommendations for an upgradable PC build for under $500 in India ?

    Hi, I am planning to build new PC under 500$ (ready for entry level CPU/RAM/GPU but should be upgradable later). Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks Budget Range: $500-600 after rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: Data crunching, AIML, Meta quest VR Are you buying a...
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    Question New Build, Arch Linux, AM4 MOBO, Ryzen 5 5600X Processor, Sub $1500

    Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow Budget Range: Loose but less than 1300 in additional parts, Much Less is fine System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Stormgate Are you buying a monitor: Yes Parts to Upgrade: New Build, Have CPU AM4 slot Ryzen 5 5600x Do you need to buy OS...
  3. PIRATEIGUESS

    Question First build not working

    I wanted to upgrade from my old MacBook to something that could actually run actual games. I spent a lengthy amount of time researching components and to my knowledge they are all compatible. I got all of the components and started my build following multiple tutorials to make sure I was doing...
  4. Pat22

    Question NEW High-End Gaming PC Build - DRIVER Installation Issues (cannot progress)

    So I just finished building a brand new gaming PC (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZQ42bL), and have run into severe issues trying to get this up and running (finished it on 2023-DEC-10, Sunday), and I am nowhere close to being finished setting up the drivers, and have run into a brick wall...
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    Question Help me build my PC? (some interesting questions)

    Hi folks, Thank you for your time and help. As background, here's what I'm looking to do: Build a decent, quiet gaming desktop. I have a budget of ~$2,000. Here's my PCPartPicker link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3FnLkJ I'm trying to optimize for "quiet" performance. (I've built my last two...
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    Build Advice Highish-end gaming PC build, looking for feedback on parts

    (EDIT: Updated parts list) Hi! I'm incredibly new to computer hardware and this is my first time building a PC; I've been gaming on a MacBook Air for about seven years now (pity the poor laptop, it's been through a lot) and have finally got the income to devote money to a relatively high-end...
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    Build Advice A few questions on a new gaming build ?

    Main use for the build is gaming and general internet usage. I need to build a new PC. Currently running a 10 year old i5-3570K and it's well past showing it's age. I have lurked here and read every build help thread from the last couple weeks. Considering most of the same components...
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    Question New Build Questions

    I am looking at building a new computer soon and had a few questions as far as the radiators, spacing as well as the power supply for this build. SPECS: Case: Corsair 7000D Airflow MB: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS Elite AX CPU: Intel Core I-9 13900k CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken Elite 360 GPU: MSI Gaming...
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    Question Any recommendations with this build?

    Approximate Purchase Date: Plan on buying parts throughout this month but would like to have all parts purchased by the beginning of July. Budget Range: Around 1500 (not including OS and Wifi Card) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Will primarily be used for gaming, sometimes will...
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    Question New Build - Opinions Please

    Hi Guys, Looking for thoughts on this proposed new build. Thanks in advance for any feedback. Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP Budget Range: Around £2.5-2.7k System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming is the priority, including VR Are you buying a monitor: No - running a 2560x1440 at...
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    Question New SFF build advice

    https://pcpartpicker.com/user/asnower/saved/9DVrMp This is what I am looking at right now, I would get a used 3060ti for aroun 300 bucks, and buy the rest new. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/asnower/saved/m43VFT This is a build I am considering, the main thing putting me off it is that I'm...
  12. losrockster

    Question Please help - can't boot any OS onto build

    Hi everyone! I've spent the past months reading these forums and troubleshooting, simply trying to get an OS to boot on my first PC build, with no luck :( I've tried Win10 and Ubuntu, properly formatted with Rufus. The result is always some sort of hardware error, such as a Pagination Fault or...
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    [SOLVED] New build boots with no beeps but nothing on display or keyboard and mouse

    I just build a PC and I am very novice to PCs so feel free to laugh. My new build boots up with case fans, as well as fans on the gpu spinning. The rgb on my ram and another light on the motherboard light up, however nothing shows up on the display and there is no power going to my mouse and...
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    Question Best build for streamning

    Hi everyone. I'm new here, my daughter plays Apex on her PS4 and streams to Twitch from her laptop. She wants a the stuff to build a good streaming/gaming system for Christmas. We are new to this and trying to find the right build for under what we could buy a premade one. Any advice/suggestions...
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    [SOLVED] New build won't boot

    Having problem with unable to get new build to BOOT . This is only 2nd build for me so probably something I am not doing correctly. When I push the power switch it starts up & goes into the MOBO BIOS screen MOBO- ASUS Z590M-Prime CPU- Intel i5 10600K RAM- Team Group T-Force DDR4 3200...
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    [SOLVED] New gaming pc build help for consistent 1080p 144hz gameplay in FFXIV

    Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP Budget Range: £500-£1000 but can go above that if needed for what I'm after with the build. System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the net, watching YouTube and Twitch content. Are you buying a monitor: No. Parts to Upgrade: CPU, CPU...
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    [SOLVED] Upgrade Help, PS5 Alternative

    So my current system is as follows: *Intel i5-4590 @ 3.3Ghz *Gigabyte Z97-HD3 Motherboard *8GB DDR3 Memory *AMD R9 280 "VTX" *1TB Hard Drive *Asus Soundcard I’ve got to the stage now where it’s either going to be a PS5 or a new pc, I want to do both gaming at my desk and also on my tv when in...
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    [SOLVED] [Opinions] New i9-10850k Got Really Hot (maxed out)

    Hey guys I have a quick question about a screw up I had the other day. I'm not a very experienced builder ( 3 including this, last in 2013). On a whim I decided to put together a new PC because microcenter has good prices on CPU's right now. I wasn't planning to do any serious overclocking so...
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    Build Advice Need help in choosing parts for a new build

    Hey guys, I am planning to build a new PC for gaming and productivity (mostly Software Development). For the time being, I'll be using a single 1440p monitor for the time being with no plans on upgrading to a 4k display for at least 2 years. Budget Range: ~$2500 System Usage from Most to Least...
  20. AH64Driver

    [SOLVED] Lackluster System Performance.

    Hello all, and thanks in advance for the help. Bear with me, as this is my first AMD build and I’ve only just jumped into this rabbit hole of a hobby. I’m having an issue in which my system delivers performance which I would consider to be less than optimal, considering its theoretically...
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    [SOLVED] My DDR4 3200Mhz is only being recognized as 2133Mhz

    So I recently upgraded my PC and I am noticing that my system is not recognizing the 3200Mhz DDR4 as being 3200Mhz. Instead it sets the speed at 2133Mhz. I have researched as much as I could really without becoming annoyed and I am just honestly worried about setting anything in BIOS for fear of...
  22. Icebreaker8236

    [SOLVED] Need help for selecting components.

    Hello everyone! I am planning to put together a computer which I'll be using for software development and gaming. In gaming, I mostly play sim-racing titles and I am planning to upgrade my display to a 4K display in the future. In sim-racing I play iRacing, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Assetto...
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    [SOLVED] Newly built PC turns on, but doesnt display or seem to POST

    Hello All, So I'm building a PC for my Brother in law, the fourth PC I've built. It turns on, The CPU fan and the fan using the Mobo PWM header spin, along with the LEDs in the Mobo, but I get no display and no POST codes(I have a POST speaker plugged in) I've never had this happen before and...
  24. JakMacCS

    [SOLVED] Unsure if my new build will work out of the box

    My old PC recently died (Pretty sure it’s the PSU that died) however I’ve taken this chance to upgrade and I’ve already purchased (striving today) a Ryzen 5 3600 and a Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite AM4 motherboard I ignorantly made the purchase after seeing AM4 and upon reading around a bit I’ve...
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    Question New PC components.

    Hello, i am going to build a new computer using the following parts : Asus ROG Strix Z490-E or MSI Z490M GAMING EDGE Wi Fi Trident Z or Corsair Vengeance Pro memory i7-10700K or i9-10850K RTX 3070 Deepcool Gamer Storm Assassin III CoolerMaster MasterBox MB511 ARGB HX1000i My first question is...
  26. pcgamerwannabe3

    [SOLVED] don't know which route to take.

    hello, guys so basically I want to build a new pc that would suit me for the next 3-4 years. I want to play AAA games at 1440p so I'm also gonna buy a new 1440p 144hz monitor. I have a build with a gtx 980 and an i7-4770 with an Asus h81m-k. I might be able to sell the GPU for around $150 and...
  27. Dubskeet

    [SOLVED] Help! Freshly Built PC BSOD

    Alright guys, so I just completed my build last night and when I went to boot it up to install Windows 10 it keeps crashing during the installation process. I get the same blue screen of death with various stop codes, IRQL is the most popular one. I tried taking out the RAM, using only 1 RAM...
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    Question New to AMD. Looking for direction on Ryzen 7 5800x mobo (and a few other items)

    As the title states, I'm new to the AMD cpu scene. Build so far: CPU: Ryzen 7 5800x GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 (Not super) <- Will probably swap this out next year. PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Gold 750w Modular Mobo: Help? Looking for something in the $250 or less range. Preferably looking...
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    [SOLVED] Custom PC Broke, Please Check My Replacement Build

    Hi. Need to upgrade my gaming PC. Looking to use a few existing parts, but replace the main components now, adding a new GPU when 3070 or 3080's are back in stock. Looking for advice and if anything looks incompatible. Need suggestions for: CPU cooler and computer case--no size limitations...
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    [SOLVED] New CPU and GPU underperforming?

    I'm pretty new to PC building, and a test on my system came back said that the CPU and GPU are slightly underperforming? It's not terrible, but I'm still curious why they're not performing as expected. The only mistake I made during building was the pins of my CPU tapped the lever on the...
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    [SOLVED] PSU for new PC build

    Hello, I want to build my new gaming PC after few years. I have good PSU, but I'm not sure if it will be enough for my build. Build: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X OCed around 4.2GHz RTX 3080 (ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING O10G ) ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING 2x SATA SSD 1x HDD 4x 120mm fans...
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    [SOLVED] Question PC Parts Compatibility

    Hello, I am planning to buy in a few days PC parts for a new Gaming PC. So I want to ask if there will be any compatibility problems or something that needs to be changed. I live in Sweden so the prices may be different between my location and yours. CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700x - 2300 SEK GPU: Big...
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    Question New build won't turn on with case button but can jumpstart MB, no signal to monitor as well

    I just built a PC. This is my second build but I am still kinda green. The components are: Ryzen 5 3600xt Raedon 5700xt Tomahawk Max, G. Skillz Trident Z Neo 2x8gb Samsung 860 Evo Seagate Ironwolf EVGA 600BQ NZXT H510 Elite case. The power button won't turn the build on but I can jumpstart...
  34. Noahkinsley

    [SOLVED] Will TUF GAMING X570-PLUS boot with 5900x?

    I’m new to PC and I want to make a build with the TUF GAMING X570-PLUS and the new 5900x by amd (using 6800x GPU). I was wondering if I could post with the new CPU or use a someone’s old amd to run BIOs. I’ll also leave my parts list because I’m nervous about buying bad parts...
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    [SOLVED] What are some good cheap unregulated PSUs?

    I just discovered, in this post: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/psu-wattage-for-this-build.3657493/#post-22034218 , that there exist group regulated and unregulated PSUs, and i read that unregulated are better. To find out if a PSU is unregulated i need to look at the internals, but how...
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    [SOLVED] Graphic card to match ps5

    This is my build: CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO PSU: Corsair CX 600 (pretty old but works well) Secondary memory: Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD Case: Thermaltake Case Mid Tower H200 I need to buy a...
  37. MarioRud

    [SOLVED] Will this cooling setup work?

    Hi all. I'm looking to build a PC soon and this is the cooling setup I intend on having: The case will be NZXT h210i which comes with the RGB/Fan smart device which supports 3 fans. I plan on having; 1 Rear Exhaust, 1 Top Exhaust, 2 Front Intake, be quiet! Dark Rock 4 for the CPU. The...
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    [SOLVED] Cooler for Ryzen 5 3600 or 8gb of RAM?

    I'm building a new computer and i bought 8gb of RAM. I bought only 8 because i know that the performance are good enough most of the time, except when multitasking (photoshop+premiere+chrome etc), now, while looking for a CPU cooler, a guy here told me that the stock cooler for the 3600 is good...
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    [SOLVED] Upgrading for VR, 2 possible paths - advice needed

    So I've been flip-flopping on this topic for a while now, I'm in a position where in the next few months I could either do a completely new pc build (but using my old HDDs/SSDs and graphics card) or buy a new graphics card. Which ever way I go, it will probably be another 6-12 months before the...
  40. jaged

    Question New PC Build. How is it?

    Gaming PC for my son. PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/fB6BPV CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($264.50 @ shopRBC) Motherboard: MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($144.75 @ Vuugo) Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600...