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Forum discussion tagged with pcbuilding.
  1. 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...
  2. Duckie504

    [SOLVED] Need some advice on my build

    I need some help from people who know what they are doing. Is this build a decent build for playing rainbow six siege? I also wanted the ability to play Grand Theft Auto V, but I wasn't confident. If anything, those are my two benchmark games, and I need a keyboard and mouse and a monitor. My...
  3. Triplc

    Question New PC - Gaming only - NEED HELP!

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mMPNFG New to building PCs and want to get a solid set up. Removing Keyboard and Monitor, my build is around $800. That’s the goal I want to be at. Any suggestions or upgrades I should make for the price range i
  4. B

    Question Are my parts compatible?

    -ASRock B450 Steel Legend AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard -MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER DirectX 12 GTX 1660 -EVGA 450 BR 100-BR-0450-K1 450W ATX12V / -AMD RYZEN 5 2600 6-Core 3.4 GHz (3.9 GHz Max -Kingston A400 2.5" 480GB SATA III 3D NAND -G.SKILL Aegis 16GB...
  5. xKoku

    Question New PC Build! Any Advice?

    GPU : Gigabyte Gaming GTX 1660 SUPER CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X MB: Asus PRIME B450-A RAM: 2x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sports LT 3000MHZ SSD: Samsung 860EVO 250GB PSU: 650W Gold CASE: Z2+ HERO With 5 Fans What Do You Guys Think?
  6. T

    [SOLVED] PC Build $1200 with a gaming-general use

    I’m looking to build a computer that is good for running games and daily activities. I’m looking for the following in my build : Monitor(Nothing crazy) Power supply Cooling Motherboard CPU(intel) Graphics(Nvidia) 16 GB ram Storage Case Windows 10 OS I’m looking mainly for a i5 Gen 9 processor...
  7. M

    [SOLVED] PC Build for Ableton music software

    Hey all. I am helping my brother with his first ever PC build. I myself have not built a machine in almost 8 years so any and all input is appreciated. His main use will be for the Ableton music software. Here is a not very useful article from Ableton: Ableton Help He most likely won't game on...
  8. M

    Discussion New PC build: looking for suggestions

    Hello Community, So I'm looking for make a huge improvement to my outdated PC. I'm interested to go further to the new AMD family but I'm not sure on which CPU should I pick. So first of all this is what will be left from my current set up: https://ie.pcpartpicker.com/list/MmvhFG At the...
  9. CrudeWildfire

    [SOLVED] Before i buy my first build Can you guys tell me if this is compatible?

    Heres my build i just want to know if this works out well hopefully it should be pretty good for what it is to my knowledge AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Samsung 860 Evo 1...
  10. 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...
  11. C

    [SOLVED] Troubleshoot help!

    So let me give a backstory and see if anyone can manage to figure out what’s going on with my PC. I started building a PC a couple months ago. Upgraded the processor, the case, the graphics card, the motherboard. All individually at different times. None of the components are the original, but I...
  12. E

    [SOLVED] What to upgrade? CPU or GPU?

    Hi y’all, Just wanted to ask for your inputs on my potential upgrade for my first rig which I bought last Nov. 2016 Build: CPU: i5 6500 Motherboard: GA H170M mATX GPU: MSI GTX 1060 6GB RAM: 8GB 2400mhz (due to mobo limitation, its only running at 2133mhx max) PSU: Seasonic M12 520w I play...
  13. P

    Question Onboard LED steady white

    Ive built My PC with the following components: CPU: Ryzen 2700 3200MHz with wraith cooler MB: Rog Strix B450F gaming motherboard GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 980TiSC+ RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Vseries 16 (2x 8gb) 2400C15D-16GVR Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD PSU: EVGA 750 GQ 80+ gold Case: Fractal Focus...
  14. N

    Question RTX 2070 underperforming no bottleneck

    Hello fellow users, I came across a problem with my newly built pc. I upgraded from a i5 4690k to a ryzen 5 2600 and yes I know the i5 4690k will bottleneck my gpu. I just didn’t know that during that time. When I play fortnite creative mode (basically a game where you can make anything thing...
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    Question PC build with ryzen 2600x?

    Hello all, I am new here and this is my very first thread on this forum. I would like to know your opinion on my choice for building a budget gaming pc. Here is my build which I am going to try. Mobo - MSI 450 Tomahawk Processor - Ryzen 5 2600x RAM - corsair vengeance lpx ddr4 16gb (8x2) GPU -...
  16. Question This will cost me all I have

    Been gaming on a laptop that was never meant for games for so long and finally decided to upgrade. This is almost all the money I currently have so I need to make sure it's worth it before I go for it. Thanks in advance!
  17. T

    Question I'm having trouble picking a pc out to run Overwatch on and I need advice

    Hi, I have a 1400 dollar hard budget and I want to buy a desktop that can run Overwatch at 75+ FPS on Ultra settings at 1080p. The only catch is that my father insists on having it pre-built, preferably from letsbld or IBuyPower. I would like to maximize every part possible while keeping it...
  18. H

    Is my cpu safe from electrostatic discharge?

    I know that this is a stupid question but i have an i7 6700k in the corner of my room(in the box), i came home from school and my mum vacuumed my room and the cpu looked like it was thrown to the other side of my room. I think it is fine but i am only creating this thread to double check...
  19. A

    Games my new laptop could run without problems.

    Hello everyone. I recently got a new laptop with the following specs: -Intel Core i7 @ 2.8 GHz -Intel HD graphics 4400 (shared memory) -8 GB DDR3 RAM -500 GB SSD (I don't care about space games take though) -Full HD screen (that's not needed too :D) I was wondering, will this PC actually play...
  20. dylanestrada

    Overclocking non-K Skylake on AsRock Mobo

    I am considering a new purchase, the AsRock z170 pro4 motherboard alongside a Skylake 6400. Apparently these are supposed to be overclockable by adjusting the BLCK multiplier. I was just hoping to read some confirmation of this strategy from someone else using any of AsRock's latest z170...