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Questions tagged [gaming]

For questions concerning hardware that will be used for gaming.

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How to upgrade my Hardware

Over the next month, I want to upgrade/renew my setup. My current setup is kind of old: Mainboard: EVGA Classified SR-X CPU: 2x Xeon E5-2630 Hexa-Core @2,3GHz RAM: 20GB DDR3 GPU: INNO3D GeForce GTX ...
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Microcontroller to run x86 application

new to this forum and first post. I'm a big fan of Touhou games (pc-98 and windows Era). And I wanted to make a custom console to be able to play them on tv (a plug and play like console). For the PC-...
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CherryMX for programming/coding

I never had a mechanical keyboard but I know they better than cheap membrane ones. I saw these keyboards have something called CherryMX with different colors on their keys, my question is which color ...
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Recommendation a GPU upgrade for old computer

I am currently building a new PC so I'm looking to give away my previous self build from 2011'ish to the kids. What I was wondering is would a modern graphics card, say something like a GTX 1660Ti be ...
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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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Please recommend a gaming laptop for my daughter

17 inches. i7 can play overwatch. Gaming laptop. Bigger screen the better resolution full HD 1920 1080 Additional detail similar to this guy from: https://www.reddit.com/r/SuggestALaptop/comments/...
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RTX2060 and i5-4430 - does this combination make sense? [closed]

I'm planning an upgrade of a gaming PC. This is my current setup: CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 @ 3.00GHz MB: ASUS H-81 Plus GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti RAM: 8 GB I want to replace GPU with RXT2060 and later ...
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GTX 1070 laptop vs. 2060

My laptop's failing and it's past time I bought a new one. Requirements: Primarily for gaming, although I will also be running computation-intensive software on it (such as Mathematica). Must have ...
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AMD A12-9720P + Radeon RX 540 vs Intel I5 7200U + NVIDIA 940MX - Which is the best?

I'm choosing between two laptops from Acer: A515-41G-1480: (1) CPU: AMD A12-9720P 2.7Ghz (2) RAM: 8GB DDR4 (3) GPU: Radeon RX 540 2GB DDR5 (4) HD: 1TB; A515-51G-50W8: (1) CPU: Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 ...
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2x GTX770 SLI --> New card

Dear hardware enthusiasts, I need your advice. My 4 years old gaming PC is currently running 2x GTX770 in SLI. I plan to upgrade to a single powerful gaming card. My budget is enough for GTX 1080 Ti, ...
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How Relevant are model numbers when looking for reviews [closed]

I'm looking into gaming laptops and when I look at reviews for ones I'm interested in assuming they list the model number I often find the last 2-3 characters are different. It's also common on online ...
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Is there a programmable USB board with (momentary) toggle switches?

What I'm looking for is something like a flight controller panel with customizable (makros) toggle switches similar to the ones found in airplanes. Not sure if this is in scope but I found nothing on ...
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I want to buy a new cpu [closed]

I want play pubg mobile on pc at 60 fps and smoothly without any lag. I think to buy an 8 Gb ram cpu with 1 Tb memory and I am confused which processor and graphics card to buy for comlplete 60 fps ...
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Keyboard for night MMO gaming on plasma TV (please advice)

I am desperately looking for a keyboard which satisfies my particular playstyle: Required Features: Wireless (to be used on armchair in front of TV) Illuminated (to play with lights off) Full analog ...
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Laptop for programming and light gaming under $500?

So. I have yet another question that requires some advice. I've been tasked by my uncle to find a laptop for my cousin sister's senior college years. She has decided to go into IT Software ...
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Lan/Ethernet card for ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 for gaming with LOW ping/delay for under $40

I need a card for less than $40, not more, good for gaming with low ping/delay/latency. My current LAN card is Intel® 82579, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s). This is an in-built card, i.e. it is NOT ...
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Gamepad/Controller for PC/Notebook with strong signal

I'm looking for a gamepad with strong wireless signal. I'm not very sure what exactly is supposed to be strong, either bluetooth receiver or both gamepad and receiver. If you can suggest strong ...
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Budget monitor smaller than 20" for gaming

The monitor must have those characteristics: FullHD (1920 × 1080 pixel, 1080p) Flicker-free/Flicker safe 75-120 Hz Response time 1-5ms AMD Freesync IPS Smaller than 20" 16:9 aspect ratio Built in ...
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Gaming Keyboard with onboard memory

I'm looking for a gaming keyboard that has onboard memory for macros, lighting, and profiles. I've got the Razor Blackwidow Chroma V2 and I love it, but it lacks the onboard memory part. I can ...
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CPU for Nintendo Emulation

So, my friend wants to start gaming. He told me he is really interested to try Nintendo games, but he doesn't have a specific console in mind. I suggested he should just get a PC, so that he has ...
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Graphic card for mini PC

I would like to enhance my office system ( https://www.asus.com/us/Mini-PCs/VivoMini-UN65U/ ) such that it is more powerful with regard to graphics. I assume to use a regular graphic card is not ...
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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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Can I put AMD firepro d700 GPU into a Windows PC [closed]

I have a Mac Pro with two amd firepro d700 GPUs. Can I pull one of those GPUs out and stick it right into a Windows pc? Or did AMD make these GPUs specifically for Apple only?
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4K gaming laptops with up-to-date hardware?

I'm looking to update my current gaming and work laptop to something featuring the latest CPUs and GPUs. Unfortunately, 120 Hz FHD screens seem to be more popular than 4K this year. Does anyone know ...
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Help me chose between 2 computers [closed]

Hello guys I am going to buy a prebuilded pc soon (I know I should't and it will be way more expensive but it's nothing I have control over so please don't mention that) and I can't really chose ...
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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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Netgear XR500 vs ASUS ROG AC5300: Which is the better option with my configuration?

After agonizing for days and being an irritant all over Stack Exchange trying to sort out my networking woes, I've narrowed down my current purchase needs to fit one of two routers. One is the ...
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Best upgrade to make for a gaming rig?

So my kit isn't the worst, and it's far from the best. I'm wondering for myself personally as well as generally, what would be the best component to prioritise upgrading? I have no SSD, only 1TB HDD ...
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Seeking advice for adding GPU to mini PC

I have purchased a ASUS K20CE style pc for my son, which has turned out not to have enough "omph" for playing even modest modern 3D games. I went out and got a GeForce GT710 card for the PC (which ...
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Two motherboards, same case, how best to proceed with GPU options? (Upgrade vs Replace)

I recently obtained an i7 8700k that is sitting at 5.0ghz without even trying under a D15s, all on an ASUS ROG Maximus Hero with 32GB of G.Skill TridentZ. This was to replace my 4.78 Ghz i7 2600k ...
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Pc rig configuration

Is ryzen 5 2400g good enough for multitasking, virtualization, coding, and gaming (not necessarily an AAA games) or should I stick with ryzen 5 1500 - 1600?
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Is it possible to replace a laptop's processor? [closed]

I currently own a 2016 Dell Inspiron 15 5000 and don't have enough money to buy a Gaming PC. I average around 20 FPS in Fortnite and was wondering if it is possible to replace the processor. I am ...
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Multiple headsets, multiple sources, easy switching

Currently we're using two old RF headphones with a two-channel switch to easily switch between our two PCs and the TV (two channels are enough since not all three devices are used at the same time). I'...
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Is there a device that can add efficiency to editing documents?

I teach high school English. Lots of papers to grade. Students submit electronically, through an online service; the LMS we use is, shall we say, limited. Grading essays online is extremely cumbersome ...
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ASUS ROG GX700VO RAM a mistake? [closed]

The ASUS ROG GX700VO has the following specs Intel i7 6820HK Processor RAM up to DDR4 2800MHz The "Memory Types" of Intel i7 6820HK are stated as "DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600", meaning to say ...
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Graphics card / power supply for prebuilt PC

I bought the HP Pavilion Slimline as an editing computer for my videos (which I record off of my PS4), but I want to get in to PC gaming. I only need to run CS:GO at 720p (hopefully under $100). Here ...
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Extreme Streaming Setup

I am trying to build a new streaming PC (from scratch) for a long-time streamer with a really old configuration. Basic needs are: Fluid encoding at 1080p 60fps (8+ hours per day!) Gaming at 1080p ...
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GTX 980M 8GB vs GTX 1070 8GB for a new gaming/workstation laptop?

So my daily driver of 3 years, the Lenovo G50-70, is on it's last legs, and I am in the market for a new high-end laptop to replace the G50-70. I have found these two laptops that fit rather nicely ...
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Is it possible to flash MB BIOS pre CPU POST? [closed]

I have a motherboard here that won't complete POST. Stripped it down to just CPU, MB, 1 DDR4 chip. The old board had a bent pin which I did not notice until after I broke it down when POST was failing,...
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Let's discuss on the parts of my friend's new PC build [closed]

Here is my list of the parts on amazon of the new PC i am going to build for my friend. I need some experienced advice if that build is okay on that ~700 pounds budget or how it can be better on the ...
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Best CPU Generation to work with 2 GTX 960 4GB in SLI?

I'm doing a cost analysis for a friend who wants a "budget" gaming system that run most modern titles on medium to ultra settings with decent fps, like ETS2, GTA5 and Fallout4. So far, he is dead ...
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I want to upgrade my GTX 580 to something that could handle 2 4k screens. Can I do that?

I have one DELL 3415W right now as my off screen (which the graphics card lower framerate on to 30hz or something to be able to use it) and an old 1920x1080 screen which it can only run as high as ...
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SDHC for the Wii

I am looking for an SDHC for my Wii. Nintendo's site suggests that any SDHC up to 32 GB should (but is not guaranteed to) work, while other sources imply that the file format matters if you want to ...
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Best All-In-One monitor

I need a monitor for programming, and light gaming. With a price at about 250 euros which is ~290$. My requirements are: -23.8"-25" -1080p/1200p -very thin bezels I'm deciding between Dell S2415 ...
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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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Professional Cards for Light Gaming

Would a professional GPU or gaming GPU be better for light gaming? Or do I even need a GPU? I plan on playing "retro" games (read: games with retro graphics) Game List (currently, may expand in the ...
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Wired (+wireless) Gaming Router Recommendations

I need a new router for my tiny Japanese apartment - around 40 square meters. I have a 1Gbps fiber internet connection. I have around 9 wireless devices in the house (phones, tablets, Chromecast etc.)...
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I need a really good computer that I can get built for Blender 3D rendering and gaming

so basically I've gotten the chance to build a computer that has a budget of $2,000 to $3,000. But I just don't know anything about computers. See I'm in dire need for an upgrade from my current ...
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AMD Radeon HD 7670 4GB vs AMD Radeon HD 7770 4GB vs AMD Radeon R7 350 4GB vs Nvidia GTX 650 4GB for Budget Gaming PC

As per my previous question(here) on a motherboard compatiable with the Xeon E5640, I'm trying to build a cheap gaming rig that is capable of playing games like ETS2 and Fallout 3/NV on decent ...
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What is the cheapest PC compatible with Oculus Rift?

I just got an Oculus Rift, and now I need a PC to use it with. My question is, what is the cheapest available PC that I can use an Oculus Rift with? Note: I don't want to have to build a PC, I want ...