Forum discussion tagged with pcbuild.
  1. T

    [SOLVED] I5 12600KF(or 12600) with msi b660 pro A OR 12700 with b660m dsh3 gigabyte?

    Credit to other members from my latest post they have pointed out to me that dsh3 mobo has bad VRM so I wanted to ask if it would be better to have 12600kf(or 12600) with msi b660 pro A OR 12700 with b660m dsh3 gigabyte. IK it is better to have z690 with k series BUT I am not planning to...
  2. T

    Question Is the there a substantial difference between psus that someone should bear in mind before buying?

    I mean I know that bronze, gold is about energy saving and all that but will they have effect in the long run? Will they affect the longevity of the psu so it doesn't like get fried under pressure? Will they affect any other components? I mean for example I feel this one is so good and with...
  3. C

    Build Advice 3D Rendering build using unused power supply ?

    Hi, I have unused 2 years old 1stPlayer BLACK.SIR 450w power supply and recently, I'm quite active on making 3d stuff, so I thought I would use that power supply to build a dedicated renderer and make a render farm like environment with my other 2 pcs. but I wonder if I should use a GPU or not...
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    [SOLVED] Looking to upgrade my PC

    Hello, It's been almost 3 years I built this. Quite a basic build, I typically use it for base gaming. Looking to achieve a better performance and decent 1080P gaming. Current Specs: AMD Fx-6300 (Not OC) Asus M5A78L-M LX3 8GB DDR3 Nvidia GT710 2GB Could anyone please suggest me what parts...
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    Question SOS Updated MOBO now no ethernet

    Hi all, I have a B550-F and always seem to mess things up. Last night I was using the armoury crate app and updated several drivers and MOBO. After completion, there is no longer an ethernet connection. I attempted network diagnostics and it gave results that there is no ethernet cable...
  6. mhys33

    [SOLVED] Converting an Asus x507UA-EJ456T into a fully silent fanless PC

    So I got my hands on this laptop and the fan needs replacement, everything else works fine on it. So before I go ahead and replace the fan, I was thinking if I could convert this to a fully silent fanless PC? That would basically give me an extremely reliable system, no moving parts and perfect...
  7. D

    Question My Ram is not detected

    Hi Team, I have a system with below configuration. CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X MB: ASUS PRIME A320M-K/CSM AMD AM4 uATX motherboard PSU: Cooler Master MWE 550W,80+ White 230V RAM: CORSAIR CMK8GX4M1A2400C16R DESKTOP RAM VENGEANCE LPX SERIES 8GB*2(16 Gb Total) GPU: RX 6600 I have recently updated my GPU...
  8. D

    [SOLVED] Question about graphics card

    Hi Team, I have a system with below configuration. CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X MB: ASUS PRIME A320M-K/CSM AMD AM4 uATX motherboard PSU: Cooler Master MWE 550W,80+ White 230V RAM: CORSAIR CMK8GX4M1A2400C16R DESKTOP RAM VENGEANCE LPX SERIES 8GB*2(16 Gb Total) GPU: 1060(3GB) Currently i am planning on...
  9. Hajoor1332

    [SOLVED] Orange light on motherboard ?

    I cant get my computer to boot, when i try to start up the computer nothing happens and there is an orange light on the motherboard ? Specs: 2x8gb ram, vengeance DDR4 intel core i5 (i5-9400f) Asus prime z390-p XFX pro 750W geforce gtx 1060 https://share.icloud.com/photos/0uk01KqbFafb7gbvg2bNk5Svw
  10. J

    [SOLVED] Advice on fan placement for the most optimal airflow?

    View: https://imgur.com/a/7HrrQQh Hi all, this is my cooling setup. 2x intake at the front 1x intake facing the gpu 1x exhaust out the backside (top back) my psu is mounted facing downwards, so it’s an intake fan. are my arrows somewhat accurate as to how the air is flowing in my case? Would...
  11. Chilaxman

    Discussion Is this pc build ok

    So I’m looking to build a pc and this is the specs I’ve got, I am on a budget and this comes up to £800. I’m looking to use it for gaming and studying can you guys tell me if this is good or bad. Case PCS P209 ARGB MID TOWER CASE Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™ i5 Six Core Processor i5-9400...
  12. dopz

    [SOLVED] is my build ok to assemble?

    hi guys my lga1155 motherboard just died on me so i decided to upgrade the whole thing, im thinking of going with xeon e5 2660, is it ok to pair up with my other components? so here is what it will be intel xeon e5 2660 16gb ddr4 gtx 9602gb 1tb hdd corsair cv650 watts 80bronze is that ok? im...
  13. JynxLegend

    [SOLVED] My PC won’t turn on, I need help

    Hi guys I need help on the PC I’m working on! so I’ve built a pc for my mom as a work pc/very light gaming. When I turn on the PC, there is a blank screen on the monitor and a CPU light is a solid white light on the motherboard. The keyboard and mouse don’t have power going into them. The fans...
  14. Ahmad.2805

    [SOLVED] Help! Building a new PC

    Hello. I am planning to build a new PC for editing and casual gaming. Specs CPU: Ryzen 5 5600x, 16GB Ram, B550 motherboard. I live in India and the prices for GPU are sky rocketing. Cannot afford one at the moment. So can this rig be paired with GT 710 graphic card for video output just for time...
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    [SOLVED] First gaming PC/Setup. Advice?

    Hello everyone! So, Im about to build my first ever gaming pc. Have never built a pc before but I was doing research here and a while to make sure I pick good parts for what I want. Below is the list: CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X (190$) CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 34 DUO (40$) MOBO: B550 MSI Gaming Plus...
  16. Hajoor

    [SOLVED] Pc build

    Hey everyone Im thinking of buying a used computer and Im not that great at computers. So I am wondering if this computer is good and will it work with example World of Worldcarft at good settings Specs: CPU: Intel I5 7400 3,5GHz GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050 Ram: 8GB DDR4 SSD: 256GB M.2 Thanks for...
  17. T

    [SOLVED] PC Upgrade Help

    Hey! I have a PowerSpec G151 that i’ve had for a while, but running games i’ve noticed the CPU running at near 100% almost constantly and on newer games some fps drops. I’m looking to upgrade power supply, graphics card, and/or cpu on it. Are there any suggestions on what to get? Specs: GPU -...
  18. C

    [SOLVED] Sleeper pc question

    Ok so this is my first time building a pc and i rlly want to build a sleeper pc, but i have a few questions. One is that ive seen on yt that people have to break apart some parts of the case to fit in the pc parts and the problem is that i dont have anything to mod the pc case like that. Also...
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    Question New PC build hard drive disabled in bios

    Hi I just built my first PC and i have a slight problem. My hard drive is not working properly according to windows. In the bios it is disabled and i don't know how to enable it. My motherboard is an MSI b450 gaming plus max and it is connected to the hard drive with SATA. Bios can see it but...
  20. M

    [SOLVED] Games keep Crashing After new build

    Hello. I just built my new PC last Friday. I was playing all weekend perfectly fine, but today I've had my PC crash during Call of Duty Warzone, Black OPS, and Cyberpunk anywhere from 5 minutes to 15 minutes. Crashing meaning the game closes and I go to the desktop with my other apps such as...
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    [SOLVED] Need help and advice with my new PC build!

    My first PC build! It would be great if I could get a few other more knowledgeable opinions on it! Approximate Purchase Date: This week (whenever I can get my hands on the 6800 xt) Budget Range: $1500 - $2200 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, streaming, browsing internet Are...
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    [SOLVED] Gaming PC Upgrade Help (New to PC Building)

    IMPORTANT: I am very new to PC building and I am not too familiar when it comes to PC parts so please keep that in mind while reading/responding. So I just made the switch from console gaming to PC gaming. I have been playing Cold War and Warzone on my PC but im getting a constant 60-75 fps...
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    [SOLVED] Should I upgrade my RAM?

    Hello, I'm thinking of upgrading my RAM on my PC. I currently have Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4-3200MHz (CMK32GX4M2D3200C16) dual channel ( 2 x 16gb) and I want to upgrade to 2x16gb 4000+mhz or 4x8gb 4000mhz+, I was thinking to this G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB DDR4-4000MHz (F4-4000C18Q-32GTZR)...
  24. J

    [SOLVED] 100% CPU usage w/ low temp.

    My CPU is constantly at 100% usage in task manager when gaming on games such as COD and Minecraft even though the temperatures are low and my GPU usage is only at about 20%. Is it possible my CPU is bottlenecking my GPU or is there any other way to fix this? Also, if it is bottlenecking, what...
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    Question is this built worth it for its price

    I live in lithuania so prices might be different so keep that in mind i will list some specs and the price and you guys will tell me is it worth it GPU: Geforce GTX 1660 super 6GB CPU: Ryzen 5 3600x (Stock cooler) RAM: 16 GB 2x8 3200 mhz SSD: 480 GB patriot HDD: 1TB 7200RPM Baracuda...
  26. InTakeYT1

    [SOLVED] Is Now A Good Time To Build A PC

    So I was planning on building a 3060TI R5 3600 build (not 5600x because only small clock speed difference) Is this a good time to build a PC around the Early December mark before Christmas or wait and if yes to the wait how long? Thanks in advance :D
  27. 42OConnor42

    [SOLVED] AMD Build

    AMD build for photography (photoshop), video editing (premiere and after effects) and leaving 50 browser tabs open at once. Go!
  28. S

    [SOLVED] Build List Set, Asking For Advice/Recommendations

    So, I pretty much have my build list completed for the 3080 card that is coming out, and was wondering If I could get your guys' input. Could I save money? Am I going overkill on some parts, like the motherboard? Also I am planning on overclocking. I was contemplating either using the Kraken X73...
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    [SOLVED] Will RGB RAM work in a non-RGB motherboard?

    Hi everyone. I bought a MSI B550M Pro Max Wifi motherboard. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PDsnTW/msi-b550m-pro-vdh-wifi-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b550m-pro-vdh-wifi I am thinking of getting the Corsair Vengance Pro RGB and was wondering, since my motherboard does not have RGB, will my RAM...
  30. Siltant

    [SOLVED] Monitor turns random color screen and loses signal every time i boot into my desktop, and PC becomes unresponsive.

    If any moderators are here, this is my first post on Tom's Hardware Forums and I don't really know much about how it works. If I am posting this in the wrong section, please notify me and I will make this thread in another section. A few weeks ago, I just built a new PC. Specs here...
  31. Intrepid_0ne

    Question Reliable companies to build a gaming PC...?

    Hi all, I am about to purchase a new gaming PC. I've pretty much decided on the spec (and its coming in around the 1500 mark for the base unit)... just unsure who I will get to build it. Many will say "build you're own, its cheaper!"... but I can't be bothered with all that, and money is not the...
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    [SOLVED] Will this PC build be quiet and stable?

    Hi I'm trying to build a PC that is optimized for working in VR. I was wondering if these specs would make for a quiet and stable PC. Any recommendations for better hardware would be appreciated! -be quiet! Dark Base 900, No PSU, E-ATX, Black, Full Tower Case -ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero...
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    Question My GPU fans aren't spinning, even on full load 80+ Celsius. What should I do?

    Like the title said. I've been playing for a couple hours on this new built PC. At first, the fans spin perfectly fine. Suddenly screen no display and the fans stop. I rebooted the PC and it seems that the fans won't ever spin. My GPU is RX470 with Cooler Master MWE400 power supply.
  34. Senna El

    [SOLVED] Please Critique my build. What brands or components should I changed or replaced?

    So I.m going to build my second PC Gaming next month. And I really need inputs. Please share your thoughts and opinions. Your thoughts and inputs are greatly appreciated. Which parts or brands should I replaced or changed ? Or this is good enough ? I'm looking to play some demanding graphics...
  35. D

    [SOLVED] PC Build Help

    Hello everyone, recently i purchased an Alienware AW2518H 240Hz Monitor. Now i need to purchase a Gaming PC. So i want to play games like (CS:GO,Rust,GTA V,RDR2) on Ultra Settings. If possible 2 builds with these Budgets: First: 1500-2500$ Second: 2000-4000$ Thanks in advance.
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    [SOLVED] Is that a good build ?

    I build that pc on pc part and i would to know if it's a good pc for the price and if the answer is no what can i upgrade ? The link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sqgfzN
  37. Penguan

    [SOLVED] Hello im thinking of building my first budget gaming pc! Please tell me if i missed anything or did something wrong. Thank you!

    BUDGET PC IDEA Computer Case - Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L (53$) Proccesor - Intel Core i3-9100F (70$) Motherboard - Gigabyte H310M-S2H (60$) Graphics Card - MSI V341-236R Radeon RX 570 Armor 8G OC (150$) Memory - Crucial CT8G4DFS8266 8GB (30$) Storage SSD - Western Digital WDS500G2B0B WD...
  38. W

    [SOLVED] Busted Motherboard?

    EDIT with specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jLDVzN Hello everyone. Over the past two months I have been trying to build my first PC. If you wish to help, bear with me while I recount my confusing journey. Last week, I finally got all my parts, minus the SSD, together and decided to test...
  39. yoyash1

    [SOLVED] Computer won't start in the morning

    I build this pc just 3 days ago AMD RYZEN 7 2700 16GB DDR4 3000MHZ CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX COOLER MASTER MWE 550W MSI B450M GAMING PLUS GIGABYTE C200 GLASS EDITION GTX 750TI 2GB (From old build) I have old LG FLATRON monitor which is perfectly working without any problems one night my...
  40. LeGOATJames

    Question Need help with a newly built PC

    I finished putting together all of my components of my new computer. I am needing help trying to figure out which component is currently failing me, I'll list my build at the end of this thread. My current thoughts is that either my RAM is defective, or some part of my motherboard is defective...