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Graphics card upgrade for a “Early 2008” Mac Pro

I have a "Early 2008" Mac Pro (MacPro3,1) which has a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT in it (the mid-range choice at the time). Unfortunately, it only has 512 MB of VRAM, and that's getting to be more and ...
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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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Dedicated server that can run multiple Team Fortress 2 servers?

I rent several virtual private servers to run Team Fortress 2 servers. These servers all run SourceMod (an administration and plugin framework). Individual servers then run various SourceMod plugins ...
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Mounting gamepad controller for public use

I'm working on a project where we're putting an interactive PC app in a public space. Instead of a more expensive/fragile touch-screen display I am considering using an off-the-shelf gamepad (PC/XBOX)...
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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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What CPU goes well for rendering / gaming on a RX 470 aside from the i3 6100?

I bought this RX 470 recently for a good price, and now for Black Friday I am buying something that I intend not to bottleneck my GPU for gaming. After browsing for a long time, I see many people ...
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Choosing professional Monitor

Can't decide between these 3 monitors: BenQ PD3220U LG 32UL950 Dell UP3216Q All 3 of them seem to have pretty similar characteristics and price which makes it really hard to choose. All 3 are 4k60, ...
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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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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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Laptop recommendation for 2 monitors at home, drawing, programming and occasionally gaming

Lately I have been running in problem with my recent laptop and i have decided to buy a new one. I have been looking for a laptop to answer the following things: Powerful CPU (Kaby Lake i7 with Dual ...
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What's an ideal center monitor in a ~23" triple monitor setup for 90+/10-% productivity/gaming?

I currently have a triple monitor setup with three 1080 23" monitors. The side monitors have IPS panels and the center one has a TN panel. The monitors were purchased in 2011 for a budget price ($100-...
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VESA vertical offset mount bracket

I have a need for something that I can only describe as a "drop mount" or a vertical offset bracket for 100x100mm VESA mount holes. I have a 3-monitor setup with an iMac as the middle screen, using ...
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I'm looking for a bluetooth transmitter/receiver to connect bluetooth headphones to xbox

So I recently purchased some airpods and want to also use them with my xbox while playing online games. I have seen that you can use them with the xbox app using this guide But the app has it's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wait to buy a PC or buy now?

My PC died two days ago. Now I'm not sure if I should wait for a new generation of PC parts or get a new PC right away. I have a budget of €1,5k - 2k and I'm only using the PC for gaming. At the ...