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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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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 ...
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Computer for Home Business

I am looking at purchasing a new computer within the next few months, for use in work applications. I am an IT project manager (read groupie for programmers/DBAs/engineers), and have multiple clients ...
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What are the methods to reserve one SSD for only an operating system? [closed]

Out of all the computers, I've built I've always used a separate hard disk drive or solid state drive to separate the contents of the operating system and the user files. However, eventually somehow ...
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Graphic card replacement [closed]

Someone gave me an older DELL Precision 390. It has an ATI FireGL V7600. I'm looking for a replacement because it gets really hot really fast and its fan is very noisy. I need something one the ...
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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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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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CPU Architecture

Is there a distinct hardware advantage between CPU's? My specific requirement will be for C++ coding and high end numerical analysis. I am building a new desktop system and considering the advantages ...
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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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Graphics card with better performance than AMD HD 7850

Introduction I would like to purchase a graphics card (GPU) with a performance ~2x better than my current GPU, a Radeon HD 7850. Preferences Price < $120 (If it costs more and I can get it used ...
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Use laptop as primary monitor for desktop computer? [closed]

I currently have a computer running Windows 10. It has a ASUS® MAXIMUS VIII RANGER: RoG, PCI-e 3.0, SATA 3.0, LG1151 motherboard, integrated graphics. I currently do not have an external monitor or ...
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Pentium 4 2.8GHz or i3 1.7GHz, which one should I choose?

I am planning to build a computer and my first problem was the processor. I saw many options on the market and am interested in choosing between these two. I'm thinking on choosing the i3 because it's ...
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Would this PC Build be good enough for my needs? [closed]

I am completely new to building PCs and I have had friends recommending me to build one instead of buy one. I did a little research but I found it extremely difficult to understand each component. So ...
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Thunderbolt options for ASUS Z10PE-16/4L

I'd like to add Thunderbolt I/O to an ASUS Z10PE-D16/4L motherboard. Hopefully through a PCIe card. It seems ASUS ThunderboltEX II isn't compatible, and HP Thunderbolt-2 PCIe 1-Port I/O Card F3F43AT ...
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Recommend a PSU [closed]

I am planning to assemble a desktop and was looking to purchase a PSU for my system. My Config i7 6700k Asus Z170-P - LGA1151 -http://goo.gl/5QMajz Cooler Master 212x -http://goo.gl/kAPM3D GTX 1070 ...
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Quiet desktop PC refresh

My primary desktop PC is due for a refresh. I have always built my own, but I might have reached the point where it's worth the extra ~$100 to buy a pre-built machine. The biggest reason I haven't ...
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GPU for Asus ROG Swift PG279Q (1440p)

I recently got a new monitor the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q: 1440p, 144hz, with g-sync. I currently have i7-3770k, 32gb ram, with 2x GTX 670 powering it. My question is what gpu would be a good fit for ...
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Advice on building a gaming/web development rig [closed]

I have pretty much no experience or knowledge about modern hardware, other than the past couple hours I've spent researching it. I built a rig online here: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/BwmgLD I was ...
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Stuck with H77 (non-OC) and I5-2500K

The i5-2500K is a great processor, even nowadays, but only if you can overclock it. I have a H77 chipset board, that means no OC for me. So, I need a recommendation of CPU and motherboard. I'm looking ...
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Is this memory compatible with this motherboard?

I would like to buy new memory for my PC desktop. My ASUS motherboard model is P8H61-M LE/BR. I've got the following information in the ASUS site: 2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 1333/1066 Hz Non-ECC, Un-...
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x86 Android phone powerful enough to be used for basic desktop tasks?

With things like Maru OS, Complete Linux Installer and non-root Debian out there, I see more and more people plugging their phone into an external monitor, pairing a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and ...
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“All connectors hub” for an another room PC

Currently planning an new high-end PC with high-end graphics card, 4x hdd, etc... Want 0dB (silent) even under the high load, so no vent noise even from the PSU. For me the easy solution is: putting ...
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Looking for Specific (WxH) Sized Monitor

Background: I am working on rebuilding my desk, the glass top broke, and finally got around to ordering and obtaining my glass top for the desk. As a hardware and tech enthusiast, I am going to make ...
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Cheapest Mac for Xamarin.iOS development in Visual Studio

Referring to this answer (on stackoverflow) to develop application in Xamarin.iOS using Visual Studio on my Windows 10 PC i will need Mac with requirements listed below (it can be found in this link): ...
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In the $200 price range, which GPU maker is better Nvidia or AMD? [closed]

In $200 price range, should I be looking at cards from AMD or Nvidia?
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Motherboard For Overclocking An i7 6700K?

I am will be overclocking my Intel i7 6700K to 4.6 GHz and I am looking for a solid motherboard to go with it. Currently, I am considering the Asus Maximus VIII Hero (https://www.asus.com/uk/...
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Small and inexpensive drive?

I am looking for a small drive of some sort for a private server hosted using a desktop computer. The server will be used as a private proxy. I only need around 25-50 GB, but everything I find is ...
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Graphics problem and compatible graphics card [closed]

I suspect that my video card burned after upgrading the RAM from 1gb to 2gb. The screen has a purple tint. When I downgraded it to 1gb, the purple tint is still there. What could be the problem here? ...
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cheapest ARM computer capable of running a Linux Desktop smoothly

I need enough power to connect to the internet and run programs like Libreoffice. I've actually got a Raspberry Pi2, and considering it's cost the performance is amazing, but still, it's a bit ...
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Motherboard for mid-level virtualization server

[Edit] restated question trying to emulate a different format found in this request more closely. I'm looking to have a mid-level virtualization and media server for an extended home environment, and ...
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A 240 GB SSD for a programmer

I'm looking to upgrade my old HDD to SSD to improve build times while programming. Two primary concerns are random read/write and lingevity of the disk. The budget is under 400 PLN (I'm from Poland, ...
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Dell Optiplex 3010 - Upgrading CPU [closed]

I have a Dell Optiplex 3010. I want to upgrade my CPU ,The motherboard is the Dell Inc. 042P49 (CPU 1) and currently has a Intel Core i3 2120 Socket 1155 LGA installed. I need the advice to choose ...