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    [SOLVED] New Pc from Skytech fans run lights turn on. Does not display on monitor.

    I recently bought a pc from skytech and the first day everything was going well. The next day while I was using it the display turns off. I try and turn the pc off and back on after a couple minutes and the MSI screen shows and quickly goes away. After that I noticed the keyboard and mouse are...
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    New Gaming/streaming build

    Approximate Purchase Date: This week Budget Range: 5000$ Maximum System Usage from Most to Least Important I want to do some streaming here and there but also gaming Are you buying a monitor: Yes Parts to Upgrade: All parts new build and please include max number of fans rgb for the pc...
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    Trouble booting after installing new PSU

    I just installed a new power supply(from 650W to 850W) and when I turned on the PC in excitement, it refused to boot. It just went through this usual boot loop where it doesn't even get to the POST screen. So I attempted a minimal boot and took out 2 of the memory sticks. Then it would boot to...
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    ASUS VG248 not in 144Hz

    I just got this 144Hz monitor. I have set windows to display 144Hz, I have also set it in the Nvidia panel. GeForce is displaying that my monitor is 144Hz. It's definitely not though. In game (Overwatch) with all settings selected to play at 144Hz, I get crazy video lag and tearing. When bumped...
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    ASUS Prime 390-A Yellow LED

    Okay so currently, I just finished my new build ( 3rd one ) and as soon as I boot up the system, I get a solid yellow light which indicates a DRAM issue. This is the first time I experience this! My build contains the following ASUS Prime Z390-A MB Intel i7 8700k CPU Corsair 4x 8GB 3000MHz...
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    [SOLVED] Looking for LGA 1150 Board

    I am looking for a lga 1150 board that will accept DDR4 Mem of at least 32gb support M.2 SSD driver Asus PCE-AC68 Lan Card, GTX-1070TI Graphics Card and have EATX from factor. Case supports Mini ITX through EATX boards.. Thank You
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    [SOLVED] Budget i7-7700 MOBO $60-$100

    The title says it all looking for a good i7-7700 Mobo for $60-$100
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    Is it compatible?

    Is the Corsair 570x compatible with this motherboard? Thanks. p.s I am upgrading and getting new hardware down the line, I was just wanting to get the case first as its in my budget.
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    [SOLVED] Rog strix b350 f gaming power and reset and led switches

    Hello there. I've recently changed thermal paste to my cpu and now I can't manage to plug all the cables back in order for my pc to work again. When I turn the power on I can see the pc lights on, but it won't boot. I guess I didn't plug the power switch and the other cables mentioned in the...
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    What case can I get with my Motherboard

    Hi guys, Thanks for taking the time for looking at my post.My question is what case can fit with my motherboard? Specs ISX6M rev 1.0 Gtx 1050 I5-2400 8GB 217GB HHD (Gonna get a 250gb SSD and 500GB HHD) Im looking for not to expensive case's so if you guys could let some links would me awesome...
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    ASUS B450-F with Ryzen 2600x best RAM

    Hi guys, I want to buy a new PC with Ryzen 2600x and RX 590. I want to ask about the best RAM for this equipment. Will 2933Mhz be enough or is there a lot to be gained from 3200Mhz? This also correlates with my second question. As I have read the ASUS B450-F can handle only 2933Mhz, therefore...
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    Overclocking r5 2600 on ASRock B450M pro4 mobo

    I have a ryzen 5 2600 on an ASRock b450m mobo and Im curious about the overclocking potential. Is 4Ghz easy to reach? I currently have the stock wraith stealth cooler, but Im willing to upgrade if its worth. I would be satisfied with 4ghz on all cores
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    Upgrading my CPU in my gaming build

    I currently have a build with an i3-7100, ASUS H110M-A motherboard, 8gb ram, 500gb SSD and 1050ti. I was thinking of upgrading my cpu to a i5-7400, as then i can upgrade my gpu later on, games will run better by a bit straight away, and i wont need to change my motherboard. I also thought i...
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    should i buy new CPU or cheap cpu + gpu ?

    I'm want to upgrade my current pc, but i don't have enough money to buy both great cpu + great gpu. I'm alredy have gtx750ti, it can't run new games on high graphics, but at least it can run games with pretty good framerate. So i was wondering, should i buy cheap ryzen 3 1200, and gtx1050ti, or...
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    [SOLVED] CPU fan backplate stuck

    I was trying to remove my cpu fan to change my cpu but for some reason I cannot get this piece off Link to problem
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    Replace i7-5930k for GTX-1080ti with i9-9900k or waite ?

    Hi everyone. I have desktop specification below: CPU i7-5930k with good air cooler GPU GTX1080ti MSI gaming X corsair 850w gold power supply 32GB 2400 DDR3 Asus deluxe X99 2011v3 Team 256Gb nvme pci-express for system WD 4TB HDD MG278Q gaming monitor 1ms 144Hz 1440 pix Is it worth to upgrade...
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    [SOLVED] 4770 or ryzen 2400g

    i will get new system mobo+cpu+ram its in same price range for me now mobo +4770+8 giga ram +6790 gpu or mobo +2400g+8 giga ram+ built in gpu later i will get 1050 ti gpu
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    Origin PC Gaming Laptop

    Hello, I dont where to write this but I hope its ok. I am looking to buy a Laptop from Origin PC and I am thinking of getting this monster PC The problem is, hown many memory ram do i need for safe gaming, what cpu do i really need, is an i7...
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    [SOLVED] Graphics card on old pc

    Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit CPU AMD A4-5300B 68 °C Trinity 32nm Technology RAM 4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-10-24) Motherboard Hewlett-Packard 1850 (P0) Graphics DELL E176FP (1280x1024@60Hz) 768MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7480D (HP) Storage 1863GB Hitachi HUA722020ALA331...
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    First gaming pc

    Sooo right now I have an old pc that can barely run CS: GO on low settings. I was planning on putting together my first gaming pc. I chose to buy parts from Amazon because I have prime and it would be faster. I have a budget of around 1100$ CAD. So I put together this thing. I would like to hear...
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    [SOLVED] 40 FPS in DOTA2 with my AMD A6-5400k

    I am getting 40 FPS on my system in DOTA2 game, and it will drop when clashing (5v5). QUICK SPECS : Processor : AMD A6-5400k RAM : 1x8GB RAM DDR3 1333MHz OB GPU : AMD Radeon HD 7540D Is my system not reach the minimum requirement for the game?
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    Trying to find a old game I used to play

    There's a game I had on PC when I was a kid. Windows 98 was what I was running. It was a side-scrolling beat em up with hand-drawn art. It had a medieval theme, and I remember one of the characters was named Azrael that could surround himself in a magic orb and another character that wore blue...
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    Do subwoofer have a fuse

    Dose a jvc subwoofer model number Sp-pwa85 have a fuse and we're is it located
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    Mouse and Keyboard not working with new computer.

    Hello everyone, I recently replaced a bunch of old parts in my computer to the point where its practically a new PC entirely. My problem is that whenever I start everything up my mouse and keyboard stop working upon reaching the Windows 7 login screen. Theyre technically powered and have their...
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    [SOLVED] Is my HDD alright?

    Hey Guys, My WD is showing up some errors in multiple parameters. Its also slower than before. I defragment my HDDs weekly and I am very strict about it. How bad do you think this is? Will WD take this for RMA? CrystalDiskInfo screenshot:
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    [SOLVED] Second hand PSU (Corsair GS600) should i buy?

    Hi guys, i got a great deal for a fairly low price from a person who is selling his corsair gs600, saying it was 2 years old, and the actual uses time was 18 months, and so far it hasn't had any issue. I want to know if a "second hand" gs600 would be reliable for my new gaming build(CPU: i5...
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    GPU Connector PIN

    hi guys im changing out my Msi RX580 8GB OC edition GPU which is only using a 8 pin connector but I just bought a msi rtx 2070 gaming Z GPU which uses a 8 and 6 pin connector , question is where do I get extra 6 pin connector? or is there a site I can buy both ? I have a 600Watt power supply but...
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    Power Surge Years Ago - Frame Drops

    Hello, I have a system with: -Asus Rampage IV Black Edition -Intel 4930k running @ 4.3ghz -2x MSI Seahawk GTX 1080's -16gb Ballistix RAM So, have a nice laugh at this cause it was bad, but a couple years ago rebuilt that system above with a new power supply, but I must have used a cable from...
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    [SOLVED] How to properly install m.2 into x99s sli plus motherboard?

    I've been trying for a good week to get this working on my own but I have the intel 7 series m.2 pcie and I've installed it into my x4 slot on the X99S Sli plus motherboard. For some reason it isn't registering that it exists. My friend told me to try looking through BIOS and I'm honestly...
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    Browsers freezes & connectivity issues on new build running Windows 10

    Hello guys, I've recently built myself a new gaming pc, it works pretty good on online games (I've tried fortnite for a few hours and played ~20 hours on rocket league) and I've had no issue when playing yet, rather a perfectly smooth experience, no lag and no freeze. But when I'm on my desktop...
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    Can my motherboard support gtx1060

    Idk IF a 1060 works for a (a320m-dgs motherboard Can sombody plzzzzz help me
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    RF keyboard to Galaxy S9+ possible

    Is there a method to connect an old 2.4 GHz RF keyboard to the S9+? Specifically, we have an Adesso WKB-3000 that we used to use with a mini computer. Dongle and computer are long gone. After reading about the capability of plugging a USB keyboard into the S9+, I thought I'd give this board...
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    Help choosing a network adapter.

    Hi, I am on the lookout for a cheap and reliable network/wifi adapter for my computer. The following specs are what I am looking for: 1. Dual Band 2. Monitor mode supported 3. Packet injection supported 4. Interface is PCI/PCI-E
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    Continuous P button

    I have a HP Pavilion 2 in 1 convertible x360 laptop, and the P button is continuously being pressed without me even touching it. When you press the button, it goes at a normal pace as if you were holding the button, but when you or to, it goes at a slower pace but continuously keeps going and is...
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    16GB ram only 6.81GB usable

    I recently installed a new mother board and im having issues with my ram. I have 16 gb and it says only 6.81 is usable any ideas? Im pretty new to building computers I built my first back in april and added a few upgrades here and there so please explain like im 5. System Specs CPU- Intel...
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    Whats the difference between gtx 1060 6gb gaming and gtx 1060 6gb OC

    What's the difference between this graphics card - and this -
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    Best PC Builds Best PC Builds

    Here are nine gaming PC builds that are recommended by the Tom’s Hardware community. These builds range from $500 to $2,500 and include three VR-ready systems. Best PC Builds : Read more
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    Ryzen 2600x + MSI B450-A Pro AM4

    I was thinking on bundling a Ryzen 5 2600x and this mobo:, but I've already ordered these RAM sticks from Newegg: The...
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    [SOLVED] 2600X with NZXT Kraken X52 or 2700X with stock cooler?

    Specs: Case - NZXT H200i Motherboard - MSI B450I Gaming Plus AC CPU - 2600X/2700X CPU Cooler - NZXT Kraken X52/Wraith Prism Cooler RAM - 16gb (2X8) Corsair Vengeance LED 3200mhz GPU - MSI 1070 Ti Gaming 8gb PSU - Corsair RM750x (ATX) Storage - 240gb SSD, 1tb HDD So I'm in a bit of a...
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    Intel graphics disabled from bios No display

    I mistakenly turned off intel graphics from bios. Now can't see anything in my monitor.Its blank no signal. Cant reset bios cant do anything cz cant see anything. NB: Gigabyte H81m-S2PV No dedicated graphics card. Help plz!!!