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Hardware specs to optimize Java Programming

I'm assigned the task to help describing the minimum requirements for hardware used by a Java programming team at my institution. This team is developing a system that uses about 7 GB RAM when loaded ...
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Desktop 2.0 speakers with headphone output for around 150$

I have Edifier R1700BT speakers. Sound quality is good, but they don't have a headphone output. I'm looking for similar speakers (2.0) for around 150$ that have a headphone jack. Hopefully, someone ...
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What is your company's budget for computers used for software development?

It would be very helpful if you could share this, because I'm trying to convince my boss that my company's budget is not adequate, but I can't find any relevant data anywhere to prove my point. If ...
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Dell T7500 slow boot times (Windows 7)

Bit of a noob here, please bear with me! I have an old Dell T7500 (I think that's what this is) with the following specs (from Speccy): Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1, CPU: ...
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4TB SATA SSD for iMac internal: Micron or Samsung?

I'm looking to replace the 3TB HDD in my 27" iMac with an SSD of equal or greater size. Opening the case is fairly arduous and re-sealing it requires expensive consumables, so this is something I want ...
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Hardware specification for Deep Learning research

I need a Desktop computer for Deep Learning research work with large datasets. The models of Deep Learning may be huge and complex, so they may need heavy computations. My budget is INR 250000 i.e., ...
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Does Intel DH61WW motherboard support NVME in any form? Which is the fastest storage it can make use of? [closed]

For now I need to replace the current hard-drive because I heard some loud clicking this morning. I am not in a position to upgrade my full PC. My idea is to get the best storage I can with the aim ...
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Connect Desktop & Laptop to USB C Laptop Docking Station to Utilize Desktop Monitors for Both

I have an ASUS M32CD Desktop (Core i5, 8GB DDR4, 1TB, Windows 10) with Keyboard and Mouse and I want to connect to my desktop monitors using a Hiearcool USB C Hub,USB-C Laptop Docking Station,11 in 1 ...
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How much heat would an AMD FX-6350 emit if overclocked?

I am planning to move an Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 and its FX-6350 CPU (default TDP 125W, max temp 61C) into a new chassis with a GeForce 1070 and a 680W power supply. I am looking at a series of CPU ...
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Low end GPU with a 250 watt PSU

I apologise in advance if I have posted this in the wrong stackechange site, I wasn't quite sure which to post it on and this one seemed like the best match. I am looking for a very low end GPU for ...
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Will a Corsair H75 cooler be enough to cool a Core i7 7700?

I am looking to acquire a Core i7 7700 (non k) in a week or so. My current build: MSI Radeon RX 570 4GB ARMOR OC Edition MSI KRAIT B250 Motherboard Pentium G4600 @ 3.6 GHz Corsair H75 AIO ...
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Desktop PC with two 5.25" drive bays

My parents need a new desktop PC, so I was just going to get them one from Dell or HP or some other company that sells prebuilt PCs. My parents' current desktop PC has two 5.25" optical drives in it, ...
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Which desktop computer should I choose (smaller SSD storage with lower RAM vs higher HDD storage with higher RAM)?

I want to get a new desktop computer. I don't plan on using it play games. It is mostly to do work at home (running python code for analysis, looking through sometimes large excel files, having music ...
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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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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 ...