Forum discussion tagged with pcgaming.
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    Question What should I upgrade first?

    I'm wondering what I should upgrade first in my gaming pc with black friday coming up? Current specs: Ryzen 5 5600x RTX 3070 FE Asrock B450M Steel Legend Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3200 240gb Kingston SSD 1TB HDD Coolermaster MWE 650W white PSU Use it for 1440p gaming as well as 3d modelling...
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    Question Getting an XBox like experience on Windows 11 PC

    I have a Windows 11 PC in my den connected to my bedroom TV via HDMI cable bored through the wall. I would like to use an XBox controller to create an XBox like experience where I don't have to login to my PC when using the controller, however behaving like a regular PC when I use my mouse and...
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    Question Will my PC with an 850w PSU draw lots of power without a GPU?

    Hey guys! So basically I live in Peru and here 1kw= S/0.60 = $0.16 I am building my gaming PC and it's basically all done but for the GPU, I want to save until the 3080 reduces it's price a bit. I want to know if my PC will consume a lot of power if I am playing games like Sea of thieves...
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    [SOLVED] Ryzen 5600 or i5 12400?

    I can't decide between these two cpu's. I'm going to be running it with an Rx 6700 Xt Reference card. I'm also having trouble deciding on the motherboard as well. If anyone could help me out, I'd be very grateful. Thank you!
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    Question My RX 570 isn't getting proper wattage ?

    I downloaded MSI Afterburner and I have noticed that my RX 5704gb ( https://www.newegg.com/powercolor-radeon-rx-570-axrx-570-4gbd5-3dhd-oc/p/N82E16814131717?Item=N82E16814131717 ) only pulls in 60-90w while gaming on any game. All of my games however run fine except Fortnite. There are times...
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    [SOLVED] New PC performing much worse than 6 year old PC

    Just built a new gaming PC however it is performing much worse in everyway than my old PC and im not sure what to do now New PC specs: Asus B660M-K D4 I7 12700 2 x 16Gb 3600 Mhz GTX 1070 OS is runing on 980 pro all the components are new except for my GPU My problem is that with my old PC i...
  7. TheSAYAIN9000

    [SOLVED] Help with compatibility on the parts I chose for my custom pc and If should swap anything out with better/cheaper parts?

    Thank you for your time and input in advance! I am new to PC gaming and want to build my first PC using the rtx 3060 ti. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kc39W4
  8. Skedd

    [SOLVED] What should I upgrade ?

    My pc is underperforming, even though it's low end, it performs even worse than it should be. I have a gt 1030 2gb gddr5 and an amd phenom ii x6 1055t, a really old cpu and a weak gpu, when i play a game and monitor my gpu and cpu i find that my cpu is about 30-40% and the gpu is 20-30%. This is...
  9. GarboZarbo

    Question CPU or motherboard issue ?

    I have been using this computer with this configuration for years now and it's been a beast. As time has gone on I started getting random "failed overclock" messages (i'm assuming from using xmp to push my ram.) Out of nowhere I noticed my ram went from 64gb to 32gb, so I checked my bios and...
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    Question Trying to choose... Asus Crosshair VIII Dark Hero or Crosshair VIII Formula?

    So I've recently was given a Asus Crosshair VIII dark hero. I also have the formula version as well. I am in the process of doing a rebuild. I wondering which one I should consider keeping? Thanks in advance
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    [SOLVED] So I have a 3080 Suprim X, Asus Strix 3080 TI & Asus Strix 3090 which do I game with, mine with, and sell?

    I came into all three. Not at the same time. My 3080 suprim X is a NON LHR card. and of course the 3080 ti is a LHR and the 3090 is also of course not. I've been looking into Mining however I still want to game and would rather have a separate set up for mining. Which should I keep mine with...
  12. Horizen

    [SOLVED] task manager says i have 8gb of hardware reserved and no solution will work!

    i recently noticed my FPS has been really bad in all games, so i checked my task manager and it said i only had 8gb of memory and the other 8 is "Hardware reserved" ive tried every solution i can find, ive updated my bios swtiched the slots tried new RAM sticks went into MSCONFIG and unchecked...
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    [SOLVED] Need Help! Ryzen 3600 or Intel i7-9700k (Have both on hand)

    Building a new Gaming PC. I have an Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition and will be pairing it with one of the two combinations listed below: 1. Ryzen 5 3600 paired with MSI B550 Gaming Plus Motherboard 2. Intel i7-9700k paired with Asus B360M-A motherboard Thoughts? Opinions?
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    Question Blue Screens/PC Shutting Down When Playing Games

    I'm fairly new to PC gaming so I apologize if I am not too familiar with what's going on but recently when I've been playing games on my PC it will either completely crash my computer or have a blue screen and then crash. It started happening when all of a sudden I was playing Payday 2 and it...
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    Question Turtle beach gaming headset worth it?

    Hey everyone Ive been looking at the turtle beach elite atlas aero wireless pc gaming headset and it looks and seems amazing. I’ve watched a ton of reviews but before I pull the trigger on buying them I want to know what everyone’s thoughts on them are and experience with them. The software for...
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    [SOLVED] 3700x to a 5600x?

    Going from a 3700x to a 5600x is it worth it?I also looked up the motherboard I have is compatible with a 5600x I would just have to do a bios update?
  17. anime1101

    Question upgraded from i5 6500 1060 3gb to i5 9400f + 1660 super and i have same fps :( please help

    so when i start my computer and instantly go into csgo and do a benchmark i get 280 average fps which is good, but when i use my pc ( facebook blabla ) and then I start csgo after a while, i get average fps 120 ;-; its so weird what do i do? should i reinstall windows? idk please help ( same...
  18. DirtySZN

    [SOLVED] How can I boost FPS/Brand new build expectations

    So I am going to try and put the most information possible in this post here that I can think of as I am trying to get more FPS/more consistent FPS in the following games that I play quite a bit of: Fortnite, Call of Duty Warzone & Call of Duty Cold War. My new custom PC build (not built by me)...
  19. HotDog_water

    Question Is an I3 3rd gen laptop worth upgrading with an eGPU?

    My aunt got this laptop back in 2013, and she gave it to me as a gift. It's a Sony Vaio E series laptop. It was very slow since it only had 2gb of ram, so I bought 2 sticks of 4gb ram to make it usable. Now that I upgraded the ram, I was wondering if I could upgrade it further by buying an eGPU...
  20. Franx13

    Question Building a streaming and gaming PC need help.

    Hello everyone! It has been a very long time since I posted on here, but I would love some help from the community! So I'm getting more serious into streaming. And with me trying to use my PC to game and stream just puts too much stress on the PC, frame rates drop by 30-40, especially on a...
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    Question Transfer cracked AC Odyssey's installation folder

    Does anyone know if I can transfer AC Odyssey installation folder on another drive, without losing my progress? (.ini file in C:\Documents stays in place)
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    [SOLVED] Which one should i choose?

    Been looking at a few different 5700xt and I just came across the 5700xt 50th anniversary edition. I'm thinking between that and the 5700xt red devil edition. I believe the only difference is the 50th anniversary edition is a blower type card where the red devil has 3 fans. Can anyone give me...
  23. 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...
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    Question Unknown lag source

    Hello! Some of you may know me if you follow the CS:GO competitive scene as a semi-pro. Unfortunately, I had to take a break because of this problem. At the start I thought it was only CSGO related but it happens in Valorant as well. I've tried 4 different gaming mice, different mousepads, I got...
  25. FreeTacos

    [SOLVED] New to pc gaming, Which pc to buy?

    I've got a question so I was thinking of buying a better pc as mine is Garbage so would it be better to get a ryzen 3200g 16gb ram 550 watt power supply or a pre built ryzen 5 3400g? I don't have the biggest budget and don't know which one? Anyone can help me
  26. Grievous190

    [SOLVED] High End Build for gaming for $7000 aud or under

    I'm an average pc builder at best, can anyone put high end builds together for me with parts and a place to get it built? I'm in Australia if that makes it easier for suggesting a build. RGB if possible please.
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    [SOLVED] Big Frame Drops while playing gta 5

    When i play gta 5 on my gt1030. I get more than 60fps on lowest settings possible and i also get one the biggest frame drops ever like when i have just started the game at that time the frame drops are very less.But as i plays more like 10min my hole gpu memory starts filling up and fraps drops...
  28. Aryanj2860

    [SOLVED] White lines across the monitor with GTX980

    Hi guys! I built my PC about 4.5 years ago. The following are my spec for reference: Asus Gtx980 I7 6700k 8gb ram All of a sudden the output from my GPU to my monitor has been really odd. There are white lines across the monitor like so: View: https://imgur.com/8FzMsZv I removed my 980 and...
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    [SOLVED] Need help with my First Gaming Build

    So i am going to buy my first gaming PC but i don't know what parts to get and need your help. My budget is 1300 for the PC itself. I plan to game in 1440p and 1080p high- ultra settings. I will have 2 monitors so u know what kind of power you'll need from gpu (monitors will be 144hz and 27inc)...
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    Ok, SO my NAT was moderate for my COD:MODERN WARFARE so I opened it by opening the TCP and UDP ports. But since I have opened it my in game latency are going much higher that before. I know it sound strange but yes this is happening with me. I was good at Moderate NAT. Now I tried deleting all...
  31. askceoz

    Question Being "Loud" While gaming

    Hey guys. So I really like PC gaming and play a lot of multiplayer games but my parents complain a lot about noise late at night. My PC fans are quiet and I use a membrane keyboard but they complain how loud my voice gets at night even though I barely speak(I live in an apartment btw) I game in...
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    Question Which timing is better?

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    [SOLVED] CS:GO Freezes on start?

    I have 516 hours in this game. I have a very good pc which can run ANY games without breaking a sweat. But when I re-downloaded CS:GO on steam to play with my friends, it kept freezing right after starting the game, nothing pops up, no notification, I can only kill it with task manager. I'm an...
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    Question which one, ASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Formula or Hero?

    I was waiting to get the Hero. However I managed to get hooked up. And offered the Formula for $350) the price of the Hero ($330) should I save the $20 bucks and go for the Hero or splurge for the Formula? Thanks in advance
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    [SOLVED] Would you use these Harddrives for gaming storage?

    I purchased two of these harddrive. The seagate firecuda gaming 2 TB solid state hybrid drive. I got two M2 I am also using but I also wanted add something on the fly just for gaming. Are these decent? Thanks in advance...
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    Question Why can't I run minecraft?

    I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and 16GB of RAM. I can run every game. but for some reason this game I can't. Out of all games in the world, I am having trouble running this XD It sounds silly, but my computer looks to have a hard time with this game...
  37. lachiejt

    Question Games crashing on PC after I have done a proper installation on drivers and purchased new GPU and more

    Games still crashing on PC after I have done a proper installation on drivers and purchased new GPU. It’s really bugging me as I have spent so much money for literally none of my games are working. I have also tried completely wiping my computer about 3 times with no luck. I have also scanned...
  38. IndraaBD

    [SOLVED] Can’t open Assetto Corsa

    Hello, I just bought Assetto Corsa (with a key from Gamivo.com) and when it was fully installed I couldn’t launch the game. I get an error when I try to open the game: ‘Access to path C:/users/......./..... etc is denied’. I have no idea what to di about it. Is this becouse I bought the key on a...
  39. mr91

    [SOLVED] MODERN WARFARE -Why is 9700k Needed for 4k RTX? Why is the 8700k not enough?

    Does anybody know why COD Moderwarfare needs a 9700k for 4k Ultra ray tracing over the 8700k? Is it the IPC and clock improvements or the presence of 8 spacial vs 6 physical and 6 Logical? Below are the official specs... Competitive Specs: Here are the Competitive specs to run at a high...
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    [SOLVED] What should I upgrade my PC to? i7? 1080?

    Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my PC as I'm really struggling to play my new favorite games. Here are my specs: i5-8400 2.8ghz Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 ti 8GB RAM 1TB Hard Drive Disk I want to upgrade my GPU and possibly my CPU soon after that. I want an SSD and another 8gb stick of RAM... I'm...