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    Discussion RGB in product evolution

    From 2018, often RGB lighting (or lack thereof) is considered, respectively, an advantage or disadvantage. Perhaps it is time to exclude RGB from Pros and Cons, and only to write, is it there or not, as the attitude to the RGB Light is individual (like case color etc.)? I cannot see why RGB is...
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    Discussion Getting a rig to a different state.

    I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask this, but I figured I'd give it a try anyway. I am planning on moving out of state very soon and was wondering if anyone has shared the same experience with me in going about taking their rig with them and if they could offer any sort of advice...
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    Question Do I need a new motherboard

    So I recently bought new PC parts. Put everything in plugged it all in and powered it on. Only light in the whole case that turned on was an LED line that ran across the motherboard. All the cables are plugged in. Even unplugged them and plug them back in to make sure all the cables are plugged...
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    Question Worse performance after GPU upgrade

    Upgraded my GPU from an EVGA 1060 3gb version to a zotac 1070 8gb Rest of specs: Ryzen 5 2600 Zotac 1070 mini 8gb Team Dark 16 gb 3000 MHz ram (2x8) Mushkin 512gb (boot drive with games) WD blue 1tb Seasonic something of other its fine lol Games like ARMA 3 and insurgency sandstorm I’m...
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    Question Help

    Cant decide, do you think i5 4690 worth to buy for $8-$10 more than the i5 4590?
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    Question Can you fit ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2060 Twin Fan on Dell Optiplex 9020 Minitower?

    I have a Dell Optiplex 9020 Minitower and I was planning to upgrade it by buying a new video card. I was eyeing the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2060 Twin Fan. The only problem is i don't know if it will fit? Can it fit?
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    Question Help with my computer

    When i ugrade my 1050ti to a 1070ti, the problems starts. In games the computer freezes, and need to restart de pc, i reinstalled clean W10, and updated bios, and all MB drivers, i dont know what cause the problems. Some times only just turn off the video and like 5 seg later turn on. Not only...
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    Question Mobo bricked

    Hello guys. I updated bios in dell inspiron 620s PC and then it bricked, so doesn't boot up. Fans run in loop of a few seconds. Tried removing CMOS battery and putting it back but failed. So I guess BIOS chip has to be replaced but can you suggest me the procedure to do it and link if you know...
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    Question First time upgrading RAM

    Hello, So i'm currently in the process of upgrading my gaming PC. I''ve purchased a "ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard" and i'm looking for advice on what exactly I should be looking at for RAM. The CPU being AMD's RYZEN 7 2700X I'm...
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    Question CPU and motherboard compatibility

    I'm building a new PC for my dad and I'd like to know if the i5-9400F is compatible with the Gigabyte B360M D2V. The i5 9400F is on the list of supported cpu's on the Gigabyte website, however PcPartPicker says it may need a bios update, and I dont have an 8th gen cpu to do that. So will the...
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    [SOLVED] 16gb RAM but page is above 6gb, Is it normal ???

    Hey Guys I have installed a 16gb ram but I noticed that My PageFile has 6912Mb. Is it normal or shall I reduce it ???. It shows the recommended RAM usage as 2937 MB. Right now, I have left it to system managed. Please help. Thank you My PC Specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte A320M-S2H with Latest...
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    Question Ryzen 7 2700

    First build was completed last night. I have noticed that the CPU package temp sits at 30C in idle, which, being in a relatively closed space I find it logical. But, while under any load (Steam download in this case) the package temp goes to 35C with jumps to 45-47C and cooled down by the fans...
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    Question Seagate(SSHD)

    Hello :) I have a SSHD and it seems its acting a bit wierd of resuld of smart one, also tests Current pending sector count 100 worst 98 And reallocated sectors count 99/99 I did all check ups and it did fail last one i did it was (long generic fail) What can this be?
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    Question GPU causing fps drops in games like Rust?

    Hey i have runned Task manager while playing rust and found out that the GPU is on full % might this be the reason of fps drops in games like Rust? View: https://imgur.com/UR2Sr9R
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    Question Spare MB for HP ENVY Desktop - 700-530qe CTO

    My MB Kaili2 died. HP don't sale MB and I can't find exact same (MSI 7826, lga1150, ver2.0). What kind of problem I can expect with MB ver 1.0? Could you advise MB for same lga 1150 uATX size (9.6x9.6) and 4 memory slots?
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    Question Adaptec controller JBOD mode

    I have an Adaptec RAID 6405E Single Storage Controller 2270800-R Can not configure JBOD under windows 10, Windows 10 see hard drives separate when with JBOD mode on! [Should be one drive combing all drives of JBOD array]. I tried to create JBOD through BIOS of controller and thorough software...
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    Question RYZEN 5 2600 + RTX2060

    Planning to build a PC. Please see specs below. Any suggestions? Also, what cpu cooler will best fit my build? Thank you! AMD Ryzen 5 2600 6-Core 12-Thread 3.4-3.9 ghz 16mb 65W AM4, Wraith Stealth Gigabyte B450 AORUS Elite (AM4) B450, ATX, 4*ddr4 - 16gb (dual) ddr4 3200 Kingston Predator RGB...
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    Question Need Help With Build

    I need help with a build. I started one, but I don't think its good enough. I would like to be able to play games (like Rust, Fortnite, PubG, etc.)as well as do school work with no lag. I want a new keyboard, mouse, and monitor. My budget is $1000, however I can go over by a little if needed...
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    Question Would it be ok to run Windows 10 on a Toshiba Satellite aL655d with 8gb ram and a 1tb ssd drive?

    Toshiba Satellite L655d Satellite L655D-SP6001M. Model Mo. PSK2LU-00MTM5 Serial Mo. 6A094846W 8gb ram Ssd 1T Processor Phenom 11
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    Question Low FPS far cry new dawn.

    I play far cry new dawn and if I play with the resolution set to 3840x2600 single GPU then my FPS are in the 40s. I’ve seen others play with FPS in the 70s at 4K. What could be the issue? ASUS ROG Swift PG279QZ monitor Intel Core i9 9900k cpu OC 4.8 Gskill ddr4 dram memory 16gb 3600 MHz Asus...