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    Question Upgrade CPU or GPU

    Hello all, I come today asking the ever-burning question of which should I upgrade first, CPU or GPU? Currently my setup is as is: I5-6600k GTX 980 Currently I'm mainly gaming in 1440p playing games such as Apex, World of Warcraft, Warframe, and most single player games. I currently will...
  2. Question C55D-B5203 - Best WiFi Card?

    I want to upgrade the wifi card in my wife's Toshiba C55D-B5203, it appears to use the Mini PCIe, yet when I search that style on Amazon the pinouts don't appear to match. The pinouts on the card look more like the M.2 so what am I missing??? I want the absolute fastest card I can buy for it.
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    [SOLVED] Need help upgrading my pc

    I wanna upgrade my cpu and motherboard but I don't know anything about computers my specs are 500w psu GTX 1060 6gb SC Fx 8350 with stock cooler ASUS M5A78L-M 24gb of ddr3 ram the setup is for live streaming games! case...
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    Question Looking to upgrade my desktop

    I've got a gameing desktop. I'm looking to upgrade it. These are the Specs Processor: Intel Core i7 4790K 4.0 GHz (Codename Devils Canyon) (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core) Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z97X-SLI (Intel Z97 Chipset) System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series...
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    Question Considered upgrading my GPU, but now I'm unsure if anything in my computer would need to be upgraded instead. Need opinions.

    Hello! So, I have some basic hardware knowledge, mainly in terms of GPU and a little CPU stuff, but not so much everything else. Recently, I went looking at a monitor that was 120hz, 3440x1440p. I quickly found out that my graphics card cannot run such a monitor at a decent framerate, so I went...
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    Question MSI Aegis 050us i5 1070gtx can i upgrade?

    I am curious if I can upgrade my MSI Aegis 050us 1070gtx with a i5 to put it all in a regular case. I know some parts are proprietary like the PSU and since its only 350w that's the main reason why I want to move it to a normal case and get a 600watt or so PSU. Any suggestions would be awesome...
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    Question Not sure what part of the build is lacking.

    Hi my girlfriend recently purchased a used pc. The specs are Cpu: i5 4460 Gpu: gtx 780ti Mobo: asrock h81 pro btc r2.0 Ram: 8gb crucial ballistic sport ddr3-1200 Storage: Kingston hyperx 3k 120gb ssd Case: Corsair carbide spec-05 Psu: evga 600w 80 plus bronze She purchased the pc almost...
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    Question Need help with possible upgrade

    Yo just to give context here are my current specs. I7 3770k @4.3ghz 16gb ddr3 1600mhz hyperx blu Asus rx580 strix top oc msi z77a-g43 motherboard I have had this pc for about 6 years now and recently upgraded to that rx580 but recently i have had some troubles with my CPU and im not sure what...
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    Question Advise on which monitor to get?

    Hi, I have been checking many forums to see if my exact question has been asked but could not find anything (please link if so, thank you). Specs: GPU: ASUS GTX1070 8GB OC CPU: I5 4690K @3.5GHz RAM: 16GB Dual DDR3 @1600MHz MOBO: MSI Z97 PC Mate SSD/HDD: 120GB Samsung EVO, 1TB HDD I need help...
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    Question Upgrading Graphics on Z87 System

    It's that time again, time for me to wonder how to keep this PC going. My current system, built in 2015: Mobo: MSI Z87m CPU: Intel i5 4590 GPU: Dual-X R9 280 OC RAM: 16GB of not sure what In a perfect world I could upgrade the whole thing but in this world, I have to pay rent. I would...
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    Question Gpu upgrade, possible bottleneck?

    Hello, I don't have the money to upgrade my whole system, because getting the newer chips means I have to upgrade my ram and motherboard. I'm just looking to upgrade my gpu to GTX 1070 or RTX 2060. I've read that bottlenecks will occur using both these cards because of my processor. With the...
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    Question System upgrade advice

    Looking for new mobo, cpu, ram as last cpu and mobo died + ram is ddr3 so I want ddr4, was looking at 16gb ram Corsair vengeance lpm 16gb, and ryzen 2600(people recommend i3 8100 but not sure )and msi x470gplus I have a 1050ti but want to leave some room to upgrade that gpu in future:) thanks...
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    Question Upgrade to socket 1151 i7 9700k?

    Current build is ancient: ASROCK extreme 6 mobo i5 2500k 16Gb Ram GTX 980 Ti SSDx2 HDDx1 I game and use photoshop. I'm thinking of dolling out some cash to upgrade. I'm happy with my GPU at the moment. It still performs quite decently, but my processor needs a bit of an upgrade. I was...
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    Question Trying to decide on upgrade.

    I currently have the following System CPU AMD FX-8370 RAM 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 (9-9-9-24) Motherboard ASRock 970A-G/3.1 Graphics BenQ GW2470 (1920x1080@60Hz) 4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (MSI) I am thinking of Upgrading but I dont have a lot of money, only around 400...
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    Question Wanting to upgrade Alienware PC for better gaming...

    I bought my Alienware X51 in 2013, and at the time it was excellent and top notch. Here are the specs: 16 GB RAM, 1TB HDD Intel i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Windows 7 professional Please keep in mind that I am not tech-savvy. I had considered building my own PC back in 2013...
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    Question Considering an upgrade, but "overwhelmed" by all the options!

    So... I bought by current computer in 2012, but did a partial upgrade about 2 years ago, changing my GPU from a Radeon HD7950 to a GTX 1060 6GB, and replacing my PSU with one that has both more power and better quality. Now, I am considering another partial upgrade of my CPU+MoBo+RAM. After...
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    Question Upgrading PC for the first time. Thoughts?

    I built my PC with my father when I was 16 and kept it ever since. Fast forward 6 years later and I'm here planning to finally upgrade it once and for all. I'm planning on building a budget performance PC (budget is 1500$ CAD) for 3D software (rendering) and gaming 2-3 times a week (nothing too...
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    Question Planning to upgrade my graphics card

    However I'm a total noob when it comes to anything pc building related, so I just need to know if my computer is basically compatible with a RTX 2070 or higher so that I can game comfortably on a 4K monitor. I have a link to the direct specifications, but in short it's a Odense2-s motherboard...
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    Question Should I just replace my CPU, or should I replace my CPU, MoBo, and RAM?

    Hi everyone, I am currently running an i5-4690k with 16gb of ddr3 on a ROG Gene Vii with a 1070ti. I wanted to start streaming games to twitch using OBS and I see I drop a decent amount of frames even when outputting 720p footage. My question is should I just replace my CPU with an i7-4790k or...
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    Question Will I be able to use this graphics card with my current computer?

    My computer is an HP Envy 700-339 (which I will link to) and I would like to upgrade my GPU. I noticed that the GPU I am looking to get (which I will link to) is dual slot, whereas the one my computer comes with is a single slot. Is it still possible to use the dual slot graphics card in my...