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Should I focus on CPU or GPU for my upgrade?

I want to upgrade my PC mainly focusing on heavily modded Minecraft. My current specs are: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Ram: 32.0GB Dual-Channel DDR4 MOTHERBOARD: B450 GAMING PRO ...
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Would a new graphics card improve my machine's performance?

Forgive me if what follows is a stupid question, but these components are really expensive. I don't want to spend that kind of money without having a good idea what the result will be. I've noticed ...
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Best Windows XP Budget Gaming Machine?

I need a good, reliable Windows XP gaming desktop to play games like Need For Speed. My old Pentium D broke, so I am thinking AMD for the processor. 4GB RAM, and a fast SSD. I need discrete graphics. ...
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Flight Controls for 6DOF VR space sims on a $3,000 budget?

I've played Elite Dangerous: Odyssey for years and I'm looking to upgrade from my Thrustmaster Flight Pack. Elite is a game that supports both "flight assist" mode, in which the computer ...
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Laptop recommendations for these specs

I'm looking to upgrade to a slightly more powerful gaming laptop. I have the specs I want in mind but just want recommendations of brand and model that match, some pros and cons of each, and maybe a ...
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G27Q vs Ei322QUR S vs XV272U

I'm about to get monitors for my PC and right now I'm between three: the Gigabyte G27Q, the Acer EI322QUR Sbmiipphx, and the Acer Nitro XV272U. As of right now, I'm thinking one of the Acer monitors ...
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Upgrade HDD to SSD for ROG Strix G531GU

I have had some problems with my laptop recently, and I wanted to change the current hard disk drive. On task manager, the hard disk drive is labelled as ST1000LX015-1U7172. From Googling, I ...
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Recomendation for Gamepad

Can I ask for advice on a USB wired Gamepad, have been looking at Speedlink RAIT which seems to be reasonable quality for the price. Willing to spend say £25 on one but £50 seems a bit excessive for ...
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Need a 2in1 for coding, running scripts (to test my code), and note-taking/organizing my notes

I'm trying to find a solution to my current predicament with too many notebooks, stuck at my computer because I don't have any portability, and losing my notes because I have no organization regarding ...
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Best Monitor for 2023 16" MacBook Pro M2 Max and also for Future Gaming Rig?

Just bought a fully upgraded 16" MacBook Pro running M2 Max, and as a result, am looking for a very good 4K monitor. My configuration: Apple M2 Max 12‑core CPU 38‑core GPU 16‑core Neural Engine ...
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Which Steelseries headsets have the crossfader?

I LOVED the original Steelseries Arctis 7; I'm talking the very first one that came out several years ago. The audio crossfader between chat and game sound was the greatest feature I never realized I ...
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Does GeForce RTX 4080 would solve these issues against Radeon RX 6800XT?

I've just bought a new PC with the following specs: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16 Core GIGABYTE X670E AORUS MASTER DDR5 Corsair VENGEANCE 5200 MHz 32 GB AMD Radeon RX 6800XT I have a dual boot with Ubuntu 23....
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Can I play Plasma on the MacBook Air M1 base model?

Can I play Plasma on the MacBook Air M1 base model? Maybe using Parallels? The requirements mention GPU. But there is a GPU in the MacBook Air M1 base model. Could it run the game?
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Is my older desktop capable of upgrading?

Good morning all, I've got a HP Pavilion I bought from my brother some years ago ;it was a work desktop prior. He had a shop replace the factory graphics card (NVIDIA GEFORCE 9500 GS) with a 1gb ...
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Rtx 3060 or ps5: what should I opt for gaming?

I want to build a gaming pc but my friend told me that it will cost me more than playstation. Will ps5 good for me when compared to rtx 3060.
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"Sticky" Analog Sticks – Solutions?

Sooner or later, every analog stick on every controller I've owned gets a little squidgy about returning to center. Fiddling with the deadzone, when available, can cover it fine at first when it's ...
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Programmable gaming keyboard, with an extra feature

I am looking for a programmable gaming keyboard. must be programmable. multiple profiles. must map a single key press and send multiple keys to my PC. Here's the twist. Some game skills have a ...
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Large durable wireless mouse

I've been using mice like the below for a while, and am looking to upgrade to something with a higher build quality. I really like the feel and the button layout, but within a year or two the wheel ...
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RTX 2060 6GB vs RTX 2060 12GB in near future

As you know RTX 2060 was relaunched with 12GB VRAM and other changes like more cuda cores but less bandwidth. I checked performance of both on various benchmarking websites and they are more or less ...
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What gamepad has the face-buttons with the lowest actuation force, operating force and/or total key-travel, pre-travel?

What gamepad has the X Y A B/triangle-square buttons with the lowest actuation force, total key-travel, pre-travel, operating force? I found the pro-Nintendo Switch controller has too high actuation ...
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i5 with gpu vs i7 without gpu which is better

Is core i7 10th (10710U) gen 16gb ram with uhd graphics better or core i5 10th (10500H) gen 8gb ram with 4gb GTX 1650 for like pentesting and sone GTA 5 and csgo and call of duty asking for laptops ...
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Good cheap mouse for double clicking and can be purchased in India

I was thinking of purchasing a new mouse, since my current mouse is not working properly. I was thinking of getting a mouse that is lightweight and can double click. I would prefer that it can drag ...
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Looking for recommendations / suggestions on a hybrid gaming / work laptop

Wondering if anyone could help me filter down the ridiculous array of options available. I'll be using this laptop about 50% for work and 50% for gaming. For work, I need the RAM since I'll be running ...
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gamepad of old tv console conversion to play in pc

I have an old gamepad it has a female db9 end it has 5 wires in total i saw when I opened it i just want to convert it to usb and play using my pc as it was earlier for the tv console.What should be ...
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Cheapest GPU for Rampage II Gene 2.xx with Core i7 930

Hi I have an old computer my son wants to use for playing Fortnite, Minecraft, etc… It currently has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 250 but it can’t play Fortnite because it doesn’t seem to support DirectX 11. ...
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Gaming headset - Wireless - Foldable

I'm having a very hard time looking for a headset with the following : Wireless AND low latency for gaming (RF transmission with dongle required, not bluetooth unless it appears to have low latency ...
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Is it better to have fast RAM or more RAM?

I've recently bought more RAM to expand my PC configuration. Till now I had 8 GB, I bought additional 16 GB. The new ones are faster than old ones and now I have a dillema, whether to combine old and ...
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Monitors 3440x1440 34" vs 2560x1440 31,5"/32" for work and games

Advise, what is better for work (many open windows, 2 working windows on 1 screen at least - a browser on the left, a code editor on the right, for example, etc.) and at the same time for games. I can'...
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Looking for a specific nomad multipurpose keyboard

I would like a very specific keyboard that seem surprisingly hard to find. I could probably achieve this by having 2 different keyboards but I really don't want to carry 2 around. My uses are : ...
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What would be an optimal CPU to get for a Minecraft Server for around 100$ if any? (50 player server)

I started hosting a MC server on a dedicated machine at home for a week now and I wanted to get something a bit better, it runs with a few plugins - 5GB ram dedicated to the server. So, my budget is ...
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With the same hardware, how is my phone getting worse performance than other phones?

Now just wanted to make a disclaimer, I came from the iPhone side. and this is my first time in 5 years that I have used any android phones. So I have got myself a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, and when I ...
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New desktop build, Which I7 CPU to choose

I've started making a list for a new build I'm doing, since my current desktop is starting to get some problems. But getting to the CPU, I'm really split about the choice of CPU. I've decided that I'm ...
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GPU options to for gaming PC being used mostly for VR

I"m putting together a gaming PC for a family member (to use with his Oculus Quest 2 and Oculus Link), and with the GPU shortage going on out there, I'm having a tough time. If I could find one ...
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I Need Recommendations for a CPU upgrade. I Currently Have Intel I5 7400 3.0GHz

I'm looking to spend up to $300. If the CPU upgrade requires a Motherboard upgrade thats okay, I want to be able to upgrade further in the future. My Current Specs: Radeon rx 580 MSI Bazooka 250m ...
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Gaming Rig that can Handle VR (and Roblox VR)

I’m helping my nephew put together a system that will allow him to play Roblox VR on his Oculous Quest 2 headset. With my knowledge and research, the things I’ve been keeping in the back of my head as ...
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Which game controller is usable on Windows and Nintendo Switch without extra acessories?

I have a Nintendo switch to play Mario Kart, but I also use the controllers to play Dirt Rally on my laptop/desktop. Since my brother also plays Mario Kart, I want to have a second controller so he ...
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Is the latest 2021 Pavilion Gaming Desktop Computer a rip off?

I found a pc for 1200 bucks. But the specs seem off. only 400W power supply. bad processor. not enough ram. but I'm not sure if I'm just overthinking the quality of the pc. After all it is a nice gpu. ...
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Gigabyte H410M graphics card support

Can Gigabyte H410M support graphics cards such as RTX 3080? What are some of the latest graphics cards that H410M can support?
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Cable Recommendation, Games Stuck at 30 FPS on External Monitor ! Needs Advice

Hello Everyone I hope you are in the best of your health in this pandemic. I recently bought a gaming monitor for my work as well as for the little gaming that I do. I have connected my laptop to my ...
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Is there such a thing as a USB graphics card?

Is there a USB graphics card? I know the USB 3.0 speed would be the bottleneck, of sorts, but any additional graphics would be better than nothing. If there isn't, is there a PCIe female to USB male ...
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Gaming pc configuration

I am trying to get the best feasible PC for gaming purposes. My budget is 1000€, so I went to a shop that gave me a 1800€ PC configuration. The one they provide is: The price of the one with Nvidia ...
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Not so expensive desktop parts (processor and gpu) recommendation

I currently have Dell 7570 15" laptop. Upgraded with 16 GB RAM, 4 GB 940MX graphics card and i7 8th gen processor. But still my laptop struggles in playing games at even medium settings and a ...
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Best gaming mouse for drag clicking under 60$ (4400 inr)

My question is what is the best gaming mouse that can drag click/ butterfly high cps for godbridging available on amazon.in. I am okay with any mouse that can get me high rmb cps under 60$ as of now ...
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Is the redragon m601 good for drag clicking?

So, I am thinking of getting a better gaming mouse under 20$ which could get me good cps. This is as I would like to learn breezily, and godbridging in minecraft bedwars. I have currently seen only ...
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GPU for gaming, good VR support and ML on Linux

I don't want NVIDIA, I have experienced first hand its terrible VR support (Alyx, after many months, still runs like garbage on 2080ti) and even for non-VR games NVIDIA is usually much slower in ...
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Is there any notebook with ACTUAL full-size keyboard, exact same layout as desktop keyboard?

I'm just curious ... I wonder if any manufacturer has ever tried to make a laptop with actual full size keyboard. By ACTUAL full-size I mean not just having a numpad. I mean one that has a keyboard ...
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Which CPU should I choose ? 10700K, Ryzen 3900X or 11700K?

The RTX 3080 arriving it seems in September, I started to build my new rig. I selected 3 processors for this but I'm still really hesitant, I actually need help in choosing: 10700K: Pros: Currently ...
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School laptop for medium-light gaming and good battery life

I'm going to be entering as a freshman Computer Engineering major next school year and am beginning to shop around for laptops to replace my Asus F510UA laptop which has been getting me through high ...
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Nvidia GPU that can play games at 1440p 144hz

I plan on building a gaming PC to play FPS, racing sims and VR games. I want to know what graphics cards are capable of running those style games at it's maximum presets at 1440p 144hz. These are the ...
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Best laptop under $800 for Linux gaming?

What's the best laptop under $800 for Linux gaming? I'll use it for Minecraft and general computer stuff. I'll install Linux Mint as the operating system. Requirements: 1920x1080 display (or higher) ...
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