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Questions tagged [desktop]

For questions about computers consisting of a non-portable tower where all components are housed inside a case.

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How to switch peripherals from desktop and notebook?

I’m about to have a laptop computer and I’m trying to decide the best way to switch my peripherals from it to my desktop computer and back. The plan is to have the desktop as a gaming station with ...
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Looking for a nonUEFI motherboard [duplicate]

I'm looking for a motherboard that does not have UEFI. So far I been been unable to find any. It is for a system that will be running a bare bones Debian or Gentoo system. Its speed and compatibility ...
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GTX 1070 vs R9 Fury vs R9 Nano for Premiere Pro and After Effects?

Recently, my brother has decided to go into Video Editing and Special Effects. He currently has a a laptop, with a Core i5-7300HQ, A GTX 1050 4GB, 8GB DDR3 and a 1 TB HDD. Now. while these specs are ...
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KVM and docking station solution for Desktop and Laptop

I have a desktop PC and a Thinkpad laptop which I would like to be able to connect to the same monitors, keyboard and mouse. The monitors will both be Philips 328P6VJEB (4K). I already have a docking ...
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Is there any mounting standard for prefilled liquid coolers?

I am trying to find and buy cheap computer case with 2 fan liquid cooler. Like this: However, I've been having trouble finding cases that fit this description: With "liquid cooler" keywords I found ...
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PC build mini-workstation

I am planning to build a PC for both gaming and work. I need a PC that can sustain 3-4 Hyper-V VMs open at all times doing some tasks (not extremely intensive), but in the same time do my day to day ...
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Appropriate power meter for CPU and GPU power consumption?

I want to buy a power meter in order to measure CPU and GPU power consumption, on a remoter desktop machine (in which I have physical access). The software is ubuntu 18.04, I can measure the nvidia ...
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Does a System with Absolutely no Soldered Antennas Exist?

I need a system with absolutely no wireless capabilities for my small business that will solely operate through a wired LAN. Since I have no need for WiFi or Bluetooth, I’d prefer not having to deal ...
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ATX Power Supply Unit with one/some Always-On Molex Connectors?

I know (current) ATX PSU will turn off its power after the PC shutdown. This is good. I know (old) AT PSU will leave its connectors with power on even after the PC shutdown. Ref: https://en.wikipedia....
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In search of a new machine for dev/data science work

I am in the process of looking for a new computer (most likely a tower) and wanted to hit up this subreddit since people seem pretty legit here and a lot of good advice has been shared. Personally, I'...
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Specification for Data Science/Data crunching

Currently im using PowerBI, R, and Talend (for ETL) in 2 main computer : a Dell Latitude E7450 with i7 u series and 16gb ddr3, and a remote server running E5-2620V4 with 128gb ddr3 and 7200rpm hdd on ...
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Set-up to quickly move from desktop to laptop and back

I will soon own a laptop that I will need to use for work. I currently own a desktop which I use for my personal stuff, whose set-up I love (two monitors, my old mechanical keyboard, etc.). I want to ...
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Need help to buy a computer for VM, i7 vs E5-2660 V1

I want to buy a computer where i can run more than 3 Hyper-V at a time. One choice I have is to buy some new core i7 it will cost me around US$800/1000 Usage of Hyper-V Windows Server 2012 with ADFS ...
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Memory for amd ryzen 5 2600X ryzen 7 1800X

I am looking for a DDR4-3200mhz 16Gb (2x8) memory under 170$ that will work at full speed or over 3000 mhz out of the box without overclocking with ryzen 5 2600X or ryzen 7 1800X and gigabyte X470 ...
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Buying a new pc for work, gaming

First of all I already have a laptop, although it's not a very powerfull one, which I got 5 years ago. That being said, on to the business. I was aiming for a desktop from this shop: https://www....
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Laptop to Desktop PCI-E passthrough Thunderbolt 3

I currently have a laptop and a desktop PC, one for work, one for games, and I wish to use the same peripherals for both using TB3 somehow. The ideal solution would be to have a Thunderbolt 3 ...
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Consumer/gaming-oriented case with high-end “big iron” server-level build quality

The few times I've encountered server gear, the build quality simply amazes me. It's just remarkably well-built, with incredibly solid metal construction throughout. The quality of the front of the ...
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AMD + machine learning with GPU's: experiences from successful builds?

Having some experience with Intel + Nvidia and Tensorflow, I would love to transition to AMD. This is in part because I am biased towards open source, and I want to invest in new machine learning ...
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Does this CPU fit with the GPU?

Apparently this CPU is a bad combination with my GPU; I have been told that they will not work together. These are the main parts: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor (No overclocking so do I ...
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AMD GPU for a workstation

I am assembling a new workstation and don't know what kind of GPU I need. I am thinking about an AMD GPU since I need OpenCL 2.x, but there are quite a lot of options: Radeon Pro WX 9100 Radeon RX ...
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Get new graphic card for HP ENVY 27-p011? [closed]

What I want to ask is does this computer can get new graphic card ? And how can I assemble it ? Also what kind of graphic card should I get to not get the GPU bottleneck ? P/S:Sorry for my bad English ...
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PC upgrade for the next few years

A few months ago I bought a new GPU (1060 GB) and my performance got higher from that. But now I see my CPU is not enough for what I am doing on my PC. So what I do on my PC? Play games. This part is ...
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What is PSU that I need?

I have these parts, but I am lost because I'm not sure what kind of PSU I need. For the voltage, I can be safe and get a high one, but for the cables included, I don't know what I need. ASRock ...
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Looking to upgrade my CPU while avoiding the Intel Management Engine or AMD Platform Security Processor

Background There are numerous problems with the Intel Management Engine and the AMD Platform Security Processor or similar always-on master key "backdoors". Both practical, and (most importantly) ...
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good monitor for linux photo editing

I'm looking for a monitor to do photo editing on Linux. I have been really impressed by the Apple iMac 5k displays: the display is really sharp and the colors are really amazing. Obviously, I won't ...
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Antenna for WiFi card to boost WiFi signal

I have desktop computer with Asus WiFi PCI card: PCE N10. It loads Web pages much slower than other computers in my apartment, probably because it is placed on the floor under the desk, with WiFi ...
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PC suggestion for Video editing

For work, I professionally edit videos. Right now I am using a Mac Book Pro, but I find it very slow and it's not fitting my workflow anymore. My idea is to change my hardware and buy a Windows ...
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Desktop build for 3 or 4 monitors

I'm quite new to pc building. I'd like to seek advises about building a computer which can support up to 3 or 4 monitors, and as cheap as possible. I went to few pc shops, some recommend me to get GTX ...
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Cheap PC with 8GB of RAM

I'm looking to purchase a PC to run my Minecraft server on. It needs 8GB of RAM and a decent processor. I'm not going to do much else with it, so I don't need a large HDD or an SSD. Ideally, the ...
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Looking for Gaming Machine, Laptop or Desktop

I'm looking for desktop/laptop to replace my current one. I have ~$800(based on laptop price) for budget. I like your suggestion on this matter. My laptop choice is: Lenovo y520 i5 7300hq gtx1050 ...
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Upgrade for LGA775

I have an almost 8 year old PC with LGA 775 socket, I want to somehow upgrade it and use as a web development machine, I need to run Photoshop, adobe illustrator, visual studio and android studio. ...
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What would be the best choice for me between a laptop and a desktop pc?

I'm here to ask what has been already asked many times. Is a laptop better than a desktop computer? Usually, people say "According to your need" or "Desktop PCs because they are more powerful and less ...
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Correct Power Supply Unit?

Okay, so a while ago my Viotek V-1200 power supply unit went out. It makes this electrical buzzing noise when I go to power it on, and I don't have the ability to fix it so I'm looking for a new one. ...
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Computer that would last 100 years [closed]

Design a desktop computer system that would reasonably be expected to last for 100 years. Assume it will be used for 3 hours every day in this period (100,000 hours) If some parts of the computer ...
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Network Adapter to make PC 802.11ad compatible

I am impressed with the performance of the TP-Link AD7200 Wireless Router. But I am also aware that the 802.11ad ecosystem is still growing. There are not too many devices that support this band range/...
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Recommended Computer/ Server for Statistician (budget $10000-15000)

Thanks you for this wonderful community. I have a budget of $10000-15000 for buying a desktop/server which will be running 24*7. I will mainly use it for handling big datasets (20 million ...
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What is the best wifi adapter to replace/upgrade the ASUS ROG G750JM's internal wifi adapter?

My research so far has shown me it's possible to replace or upgrade the ASUS ROG G750JM's wifi adapter. What is the best wifi adapter to replace the ASUS ROG G750JM's internal wifi adapter? As I'm ...
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Desktop PC Xeon CPU Optane SSD

I am looking to make a new desktop PC purchase and I would like to utilize the new optane technology for overall performance as well as speeding up my HDDs. I'm going with a Xeon as opposed to a core ...
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Ethernet switch and usb-hub in one device

Want reduce the multiple devices&cables spaghetti on my desk. So, looking for an device with following (as most as possible) specification: 1-2 port Ethernet ports USB HUB (external powered!) ...
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New tower system [closed]

my old system is now more then 7 years old and has, with some updates over time, this components: Motherboard Name: Asus P8P67 (3xPCI, 2xPCI-E x1, 2xPCI-E x16, 4xDDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-...
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Looking for PC upgade

Hello community, Back in 2013 and build my own PC finaly. But nowdays i think its kind old for stuff i am doing at PCs. What I do on my pc now? I like playing games . Recently i discover That CS: ...
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What does “fully wired” mean when buying a PSU?

The following power supply units on Ebuyer are described as being "fully wired". Ace Black 120mm Fan 550W Fully Wired Efficient Power Supply CIT 450W Fully Wired Efficient Power Supply PowerCool ...
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Graphics Card for GA-970A-DS3P motherboard

Problem I have a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P motherboard which doesn't have any inbuilt graphics so I paired it up with NVIDIA GeForce 210 Graphics Card. I am not satisfied with this graphics card as I am ...
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What is an affordable cheap Linux box you could recommend?

I am looking to build a ssh tunnel device that runs linux. The device is on 24/7 and will act mainly as a tunnel for me to ssh into my intranet at home. This device needs to have the following specs: ...
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Motherboard for photo processing

I'm looking for a desktop configuration. Primary use would be processing photographs in Lightroom and Photoshop (very basic). As far as I read in such use cases graphic card is far less important than ...
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difference between strength of laptop and desktop PC (for render)? [closed]

For example, I have to render/edit videos and do some 3D MAX tasks.. Does it matter if I have a laptop or PC ? p.s. let's say, both of them have same CPU, same Graphic Card (Intel HD4000) same ...
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Long lasting tower for 70+ couple

A friend of mine desperately needs a new computer. His current device has lasted for over 10 years and I'm aiming for the new one to match this. He and his wife have reached a respectable age. The ...
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Refurbished Acer AMD A10-7800 Desktop

Acer Aspire ATC-220-EB52 Desktop (Refurbished) - AMD A10-7800 3.5GHz - 8GB DDR3 - 1TB HDD - AMD Radeon R7 Graphic - Windows 10 Home 64-bit - CAD$ 409 + 13% tax I am considering this for a general ...
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Deciding between computer, laptop or tablet-hybrid

i'm not using all my computer hardware regularly anymore and want to make a change. Currently i have: 1 stationary computer capable of running recent games 1 mini tv computer which stutters badly ...
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Graphics card for a coding desktop with three displays [closed]

I am looking for a graphics card that would be used in a desktop pc running GNU/Linux used mainly for coding. I won't run any games that would require high performance, but I want the card to support ...