Forum discussion tagged with recommendations.
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    Question Good router for £100-150? Is it possible?

    Hello, Could someone please recommend the best router for £100-150? (Is that enough for a decent one?) Virgin media modem is downstairs and the new router is to be positioned upstairs, connected via cat6 cable. I live in a 3 bed house set over 2 floors. It's not a huge house by any means...
  2. Duklin__

    [SOLVED] Advice for Parts

    Hey, as a person who's never built a PC before, I'm wondering if any of you have some advice, recommendations, tips, or things I should keep in mind for this build location: USA Budget: around $900 before tax (for the pc) Goal: great ventilation and cooling with no concerns of overheating...
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    [SOLVED] Best LED projector for use in a bright room?

    I'm looking for a projector for artistic purposes rather than traditional home theatre use. Do you have any recommendations for a good projector that works well in a bright room that's under £500?
  4. DirtySZN

    [SOLVED] What GPU can my CPU handle/my setup & recommendations!

    So these are the specifications of my current PC: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 4-Core, 8-Thread @3.70GHz with Radeon RX Graphics Processor AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Graphics Card OLOy DDR4 RAM - 16GB(2x8GB) - 3000MHz (When I enable XMP, I only get to 2667MHz, not 3000MHz as advertized...) ASRock ATX...
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    [SOLVED] High-End RTX 3080 Ryzen 5 5600x build advice

    So I'm planning to get a new pc around early 2021, and I don't have much pc knowledge, but based on what I have googled, - is this good? I'm planning to go for a higher end 3080 build if that makes sense. I'm planning to both overclock both my CPU and GPU so...
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    [SOLVED] A good PSU for my PC

    I built a PC from scratch a while ago and bought my current PSU as a placeholder since I was out of money at the time and I'm looking for some recommendations I don't have a particular idea for a price range at the moment PC Setup -CPU: Ryzen 2600x -GPU: RTX 2060 6GB -RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw V...
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    [SOLVED] Need to upgrade for as cheap as possible.

    Hello I always come to this site for help the community is great for helping novice builders like myself. I brought my own question with me to ask today and it's essentially that my PC is a bit dated now and doesn't meet the minimum requirements for my newer games, specifically Horizon zero...
  8. Amazing2020

    [SOLVED] Need Some Advice

    Hey guys so I got a build I did 2 years ago and im thinkin of upgrading something but dont know what exactly to upgrade i'll leave my specs to see what you can recommend Thanks MOBO : Asus B150 Pro Gaming/AURA PSU : Corsair Cx550m CPU: Intel i5 6500 3.2 GHz Ram : 8gb Kingston Fury X Ram...
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    [SOLVED] Gaming Build Recommendations

    Anyone with any comments or recommendations on my gaming pc build? I’m pretty new to building and wanna get it right. Look to stay around the 900-1100$ price range. Thanks PCPartPicker Part List: CPU: Intel Core i7-10700 2.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ($334.89 @...
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    Question Restoration/Rebuild Project Help - ASUS P6TD Deluxe

    Looking to restore/upgrade a pc from 2009ish, originally was a business PC that got put in the back room somewhere... Never done this before so I am looking for some advice on what parts are solid and what needs replaced/upgraded. Turned it on and got it running, but OS is severely outdated so...
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    [SOLVED] Good affordable monitor for amateur color grading?

    I'm looking for a new monitor. I want to color grade 1080p Blu-ray quality video on it, so I want one with accurate colors, brightness, and contrast. I'm doing it as a hobby, so I don't need a super-expensive professional-level one, but I do want it to be as accurate as possible as I can get...
  12. Question Any non 21:9 +34" monitors?

    Hey folx! I'm a programmer and I use my computer for software development, and also for daily use, movies internet etc. I'm not a gamer, but I like quality movies, and need to read a lot of small fonts and text. Anyway, I can't seem to find any website that allows you to filter monitors by...
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    Question Cheap but dependable stereo amplifier?

    I used to run a wire from the headphone jack of my television to the AUX input of an old 1980s or 1990s SoundDesign cabinet stereo, which I had hooked to some speakers. I have no idea what the wattage of the stereo was, but it sounded great to me while it worked (which was for about a decade...
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    [SOLVED] Refurbished desktop under $400 for 1080p video editing?

    I'm looking for a computer that I plan to use both as a regular computer for Internet browsing and such, and for 1080p Blu-ray quality video editing and color grading. I'm just a hobbyist, so I don't need something that's professional quality. I always buy refurbished, as I don't have much...
  15. AverageGamer24

    Question How to re-lubricate a GPU fan? and what Lubricant do you recommed?

    So I have an XFX RX 570 4 GB that I bought used (Probably was used for mining like pretty much all used GPUs on the market) a month ago, it's been working fine so far, I usually use it at 55% fan speed while gaming which is about 2200 RPM, but today I noticed that one of my fans (the front one...
  16. wandering.apparition

    [SOLVED] Help with with a budget gaming PC

    Hello, I'm quite new when it comes to computer hardware so I am hoping someone could help me get started. I've been searching for components online and here's what I came up with so far: Chassis: Fractal Define Mini C Motherboard: MSI b450m pro-vdh max CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x GPU: RX 5500 XT 8GB...
  17. Ninjarelic

    Question GPU recommendations based on system

    Im looking at upgrading my video card, but I'm very worried about compatibility issues and want to check with everyone here before purchasing anything to make sure the card i buy will cooperate with the rest of my system. Heres what i have right now OS: Windows 10 Home GPU: Amd R9 380...
  18. AverageGamer24

    [SOLVED] Which is worth spending money at?

    Hello everyone, I have a little budget for an upgrade for my PC and now I got one of 2 choices... So my PC does not have any SSD but it's running off a 120 MB/s read/write speed HDD, So the 2 choices are: 1- Upgrade RAM from 8 GB to 16 GB 2- Buy a 240 GB SSD Both these upgrades are the same...
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    Laptop recommendation for web development and programming

    Hi, so I'm looking for a laptop with following specs: i7 8550u or i7 8650u or i7 8565u (or am I better off with an i5 9300H? IDK yet) 16GB of Ram mx250 GPU or a GTX 1650 max-q 1080p IPS or TN display 265GB or 512GB NVMe SSD My budget is 850 - 900 USD I'm gonna be using it for web development...
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    [SOLVED] Could anyone give me a recommendation for a good laptop?

    Hello! I am looking for a fast laptop in the £250-£300 mark. I have a PC that I built myself with an i5 8500k cpu, GTX Aero 1050 ti gpu, 2tb hardrive and 250gb ssd. I am looking for a similar laptop, though I know for that price I will lose some speed. Main uses: doing university work without...
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    [SOLVED] GPU Recommendation

    Hey there, Relative beginner at assembling PC's. Looking to drop a new GPU into an older rig in hopes of getting a FPS bump in a few of the games I have time to play. Bought the PC in 2012, specs are: Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40HGz, 3400 Mhz, 4 Cores ASRock Z77 Pro 3 AMD Radeon HD 7700...
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    [SOLVED] Good gaming mouse that will last long until it double clicks

    I currently have a G102 mouse from Logitech and I’ve read some similar issues regarding its double-clicking issue (single left click registers as double click or more, sometimes it doesn’t even register) despite its bad reviews online and one of my friend actually had it and said it double...
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    [SOLVED] Can't decide which PSU to buy...

    Greetings! I've made a similar thread between two PSUs couple of days ago but now i have multiple choices from which i can pick. My setup currently has: Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz (No overlocking intended) Asus AM4 A320M-K 8GB HyperX 2667MHz single module (No overclocking intended) RX 570 4GB...
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    Can't decide on customer build Laptop or a branded one?

    I do not currently have one and looking to get a new one for work. I have checked out Dell XPS 15 model with almost top specs but that fetches a price tag between 1,900 and 2,200£. Similarly, I want to explore another option of building one. The equivalent specs I'm looking for are: 15.6"...
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    Question HDD for Significant Torrenting

    Context The main drive I use for downloading to is beginning to experience errors, which I'm assuming is a harbinger of failure, so I'm looking for a replacement. Considering high-capacity drives can be expensive, I'm looking for a replacement that is going to be able to handle an intense...
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    Question Best low light DSLR for under 750usd/670Euro

    I recently had my car robed with all my camera gear, i previously had a Sony SLT-A58 and a lot of gear for it. but almost all the gear got stolen only have a tripod and little gorilla tripod left so im in-need of a new camera and since all my gear got stolen i can start from scratch so i wanted...
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    Question More games like Planetside 2

    I finally got to build an entry level pc and now I don't have the money to buy any game for it anymore, so looked into some free to play titles and the games that I have collected through give aways. and so far I have really been anjoying planetside 2, because of the huge battles. But it's...
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    Question What CPU should I use in my next PC build?

    So I built this computer a little over 2 years ago in an attempt to build a good gaming PC with a $1000 dollar range. This resulted in me buying these components: CPU: I7-4790K GPU: GTX 1060 RAM: 16GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 MHz Motherboard: ASRock h97m pro4 PSU: 550 Watt (EVGA I believe) CPU Cooler...
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    [SOLVED] Best (budget) build for heavy motion graphics, 2D/ 3D animation, 4k video editing, AND gaming?

    Hello! This is my first time posting here, so please forgive me if this topic has been addressed a bunch of times. I've been reading through the threads, and the most recent similar one I could find was posted in 2017, and I'm looking for up-to-date recommendations. I'm currently an MFA Film...
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    [SOLVED] need a upgraded cpu

    I currently have this rig CPU- amd fx8350 vishera Ram- 8.00GB Dual Channel DDR3 @ 665Mhz Motherboard- ASrock 760GM-HDV GPU- HTC 1050ti EVGA Storage- 931GB Hitachi I saw that this motherboard could support Intel i7 7th core ? I'm not completely sure, I need the most efficient way to upgrade...
  31. Jason H.

    Help me find a better CPU Cooler please? Need air

    Im using a the stock cooler for my AMD A8 5600k. I currently just bought a new hard drive and some new ram and I want to get the temps down on the CPU. So Im looking to buy a 3rd party air cooler thats not hard to install and will give me some better temps. My budget is about 25$ and I need it...
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    1050ti 4gb or 1060 3gb

    those are my options. whats going to be the better all round card?
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    Graphic card for Dell Optiplex 755 DT

    Hello I just got this desktop and notice that I can't play games because there's no more update for the graphic and wondering this graphic will work-...
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    Is my PSU enough for the build Im currently running?

    Howdy everyone. So Im currently running this setup: CPU: Intel i7 6700 @3.4Ghz GPU: GTX 1070 8GB RAM: 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133Mhz HDD: 2Tb TOSHIBA HDD MOBO: ASRock - Z170A-X1 ATX It is running off a Seasonic 550Watt 80+ Gold. Is this enough power? Thank you!
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    Need help setting up z906 speakers

    Hi all, i just bought new speakers (Logitech z906) and hooked them up via analog connections. Everything working fine but i figured out that in order for them to decode DTS properly i need to setup a digital connection. So i googled and i am overwhelmed by so many different terminologies...
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    Random color flashes upon startup

    [Please Read] I have this problem where upon startup after the pc has been on for 5 seconds the screen flashes a random color I have updated all my drivers and windows 10 I also have a problem where somtimes when im doing nothing the screen just freezes then turns off when that happens somtimes...
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    Best mouse under $50 for small hands?

    Hi I play fps games and my hand lenght is 16 centimeters and i use something between claw and fingertip grip. My budget is $50 and not more. Could you suggest me a mouse to buy?
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    How to factory reset through command prompt with non loadable Windows 10 laptop

    A few months ago I had a Windows 8.1 Acer laptop that said I should update to Windows 10. I'm a cautious guy and I always do updates regularly when they come out, so I did this Windows 10 upgrade. A few days passed with no issues, but then on the third day it gave me a blue screeb out of...
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    3 Monitors on Radeon 7970

    I'm trying to hook up a 3rd monitor to my desktop using the HDMI port as well as the two DVI ports that it has. Screencaps of my display settings: It detects all 3 monitors but for the third one it wont use it unless there are only two monitors plugged in. How do I get...
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    Rx 460 or rx 470 if they are bottleneck x4 860k

    i want to build budget pc in august and new radeon gpus coming.what are you guys think about x4 860k with rx460.