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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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CPU upgrade on motherboard Pegatron Benicia 1.01?

I've never planned to upgrade my CPU. However, most of the components in my PC have been upgraded, and the CPU is now the performance bottleneck. It doesn't flinch except for gaming where it is maxed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Solution to play an electronic drum kit on Rock Band 4 on Xbox One

To go into some more detail, I am trying to use an electronic drum set as a drum controller for Rock Band 4 on Xbox One. I have the e-kit I am going to use from this question. This kit has both USB ...
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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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Alienware X15 R2 Power adaptor

I have an Alienware X15 R2. The power adaptor is lost and I'm looking to buy a new one. The Dell corporation does not have the same exact one that came with the laptop. So, I have found the exact ...
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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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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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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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Graphics card for heavy gaming, game development, graphics design and video editing

I need some help choosing a graphics card. I searched a lot about this but still haven't found a good answer. I want to be able to play AAA titles and work with game development, graphics design, ...
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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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"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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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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Metal top gaming mouse?

I'm looking for a gaming mouse with a metal top. The more metal and less plastic the better. I have look all over the internet and found nothing. Metal bottom doesn't matter. I don't want a metal look,...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Motherboard recommendation for new casual gaming setup

Current setup, kind of outdated - was built in 2009, except graphics card and a chassis: Corsair 650D chassis Asus P5Q Deluxe motherboard Intel Core2Quad 3GHz @4GHz Radeon R9 290 GPU Corsair 750W PSU ...
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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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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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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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