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Motherboard for the long run, in an otherwise (initially) low-end gaming system

I'm currently running an HP Pavilion m9047c, except that I've replaced the video card with a Diamond Radeon HD 4870, and upgraded the power supply to (I believe) 650 watts. I never added any RAM over ...
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Is there a compatibility problem with these RAM modules at different speeds?

I'm planning to update some components on my PC and I want to know if I can buy two more modules of RAM without compatibility issues. This is the new motherboard I will be buying, a Gigabyte B365M-...
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The best laptop for 3D graphics and rendering

Hello everyone currently the PC in my possession is an Alienware, for a total of about 2,500 euros. Alienware m15 R2 – Intel® Core™ i7-9750H di nona generazione (hexa-core, 12 MB di cache, fino a 4,5 ...
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Help needed for Hardware Upgrade in order to bring the batch time down by 50%

I have SQL Server Express on my Laptop with following configuration Model: HP 240 (F6Q29PA) Processor:Intel Core I3-3110M CPU@2.4 Ghz RAM : 2GB HDD : 500 GB Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit OS I run my ...
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LGA775 Motherboard Suggestion

Can anyone suggest a good LGA775 Motherboard that supports Intel Core2 Quad Extreme QX9650 and 8 Gb of ddr4 Ram and a ddr5 GPU
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Desktop vs Laptop Performance for Software Development

I have a Asus M32AD desktop tower pc, and a friend of mine selling Lenova Yoga 500 laptop. And I am going to buy it if laptop is suitable. I am using my pc for developing mobile apps. With Android ...
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What is the cheapest graphics card for a desktop

What is the cheapest graphics card for a desktop that can handle the new age of empires 2 definitive version and the Halo reach for PC? I'm thinking about getting new parts for my cooler master ...
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Would a new case be best

I have the centurion 541 cooler master case and I'm going to buy new parts to replace the old parts should I get a new case a friend told me that I should because it has bad airflow or I think it ...
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Can I install USB 3.0 USB bracket if my motherboard does not support USB 3.0?

I have Gigabyte GA-H61M-S motherboard and it does not support USB 3.0. My computer case has USB and Audio module but, its not working anymore. So, I am thinking to replace it with a good quality ...
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Intel Core i9 9900T

According to Intel the i9-9900T was launched in Q2'19 but I can't find it in any retailers or online. I have tried some other T designated CPUs and no luck with those either. I am interested in the ...
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Power Supply 550W

I have the following system: i5 8400, MSI B360 Gaming Plus, 16GB of DDR4 (2x8), GTX1050 Ti, 4 case fans (3 of them powered at 5V and one from the MB), CM Hyper 212 Evo, 1 SSD, 1 HDD, 1 ODD. I need a ...
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Upgrading budget computer

I'm planning on upgrading my old home computer and wanted advice on what should be best. Current specs below: CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB RAM: ...
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What's the best CPU and motherboard under $300 for playing Minecraft?

What is the best CPU and motherboard under $300 for playing the Java Edition of Minecraft? I already have a graphics card, 256GB SSD and a 600W PSU. I'll also use it for normal computer usage.
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Horizontal computer case

After buying a special computer table, I am seeking for computer case, that fits this requirements: horisontal full ATX motherboard height not greater than 275 mm (10.82") width and depth not greater ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Which VGA Card is best suited for ASUS H81M-C motherboard?

My old graphics card (NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB) is broken. I'd like to buy a new one that is better than my old card. My issue is : My PC can't be turned on more than a second. It immediately turns off. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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recommendation for 10g sfp+ NICs

I am looking to develop a 10Gbps ethernet system on a Kintex-7 FPGA. I want the FPGA to communicate with a PC for monitoring the data, configuration, etc., at 10Gbps. I am using a PC with Intel i7, 2 ...
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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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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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What's good GPU upgrade based on my current hardware?

Hoping to get some opinions/recommendations based on my current hardware setup. I've done some research, but I would like to get some feedback on my specific hardware components, and whether anything ...
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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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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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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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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 ...