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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Graphic Card For Watching 4K Videos Without Gaming

Please, I need your help in selecting a graphic card that supports 4K resolutions (3840x2160 pixels). I mostly need it for general work and for watching some 4K videos. I don't play games at all and ...
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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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Looking for a heavyweight linux/dual boot laptop

I'm a computer science student doing a lot of data science and would like to get a laptop that can supplement my desktop. I often want to run medium sized machine learning problem without having a ...
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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 ...
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How many players would this VPS be able to take?

I started renting a VPS ("Platinum X8" VPS from Server4You), it has the following specifications: CPU: 16 Cores (Intel Xeon E5550); RAM: 18GB (30GB Burst); HDD: 800GB; Bandwidth: 100Mbits/s (though I ...
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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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Laptop for light video editing, programming etc

I need a laptop that will cope with light video editing, software development, and maybe a bit of gaming if I have time. I regularly have 30+ tabs open in Chrome, with multiple Word / Excel / Outlook ...
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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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Alienware R3 15 or Dell XPS 15

I'm planning to buy a new laptop and planning to have is for the next 5-7 years laptop. I wanted the laptop for graphic design, programming, video editing and gaming(please don't recommend desktop ...
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Router that supports ping based QoS out of the box

I am looking for a router whose built in firmware can ensure QoS such that if one user is say downloading torrents (completely hogging up the bandwidth) it will slow his speed down to the point that ...
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Monitor with 4k, 120hz+, TN, G-Sync?

I want to upgrade my current monitor, and I'm looking for something future-proof, seeing that a monitor is something that should last a while (10ish years). The specs mentioned below are what I came ...
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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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Alienware or Macbook Pro? Which one is worth it?

I'm planning to buy a new laptop since my current PC(Lenovo U430) is kind of slow when it comes to gaming and video editing. My current budget is $1,000 to $1,500, after researching, I'm planning to ...
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Monitor for HDR 4k Gaming

With the new graphics card generation our PCs should be prepared for 4k gaming with HDR. But what about monitors? Are there any available that you can recommend? I've been searching and couldn't find ...
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Which of these two laptops is better?

I am planning to buy a gaming laptop and I have narrowed them down to these two laptops MSI GE62VR Apache Pro-001 - Price Around $1200 - $1300 MSI GP62VR Leopard Pro-218 - Price Around $1100 I am ...
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Asus motherboard in the $50-$150 range [closed]

What motherboard from the Asus z170 chipset line offers the most set of features? I did some research and it looks like the z170-a is the one but I could be wrong. I'd like to have a motherboard that ...
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i7 4770 Cheap Deal vs i7 6700

I got an offer to buy a used Core i7-4770 with Asus Motherboard and 16 Gigs of DDR3 RAM for 200 Euros. This offer comes to pass very good because I am thinking about upgrading my computer. Currently, ...
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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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Which GTX 1060 gaming laptop should I buy?

I have been looking to buy a gaming laptop from the past two months. I only found out now that nVidia GTX 1000 series laptops are much better than 900 series ones. I am new to gaming and want to buy ...
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Looking for a new Gpu card in my budget for gaming experience [closed]

I am building a PC with AMD FX 6300. Frankly i do not know most of the parts but as my computer hardware person said the basic pc is going to be built till 23000 INR. My pc will have 1 TB WD HDD, 8GB ...
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Is this i7 computer worth? [closed]

So.. I'm building my very first gaming setup and so far it seems like it is really good and it will get the work done. I'm here seeking for suggestions from people who actually know about this. Will ...
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Good, CHEAP RGB backlit keyboard?

I am looking for a cheap ($50 or less, although if needed my max price range could be $70) rgb backlit keyboard that moves colors in a wave fast like the Razer Blackwidow Chroma. Mechanical is ...
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How better is the GTX 750 Ti over Intel HD Graphics 4600 [closed]

Here's my current config Intel i5 4440 @ 3.1 GHz (Onboard GPU - Intel HD Graphics 4600) 4GB Ram 1TB HD 128 GB SSD Running Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) ASUS H81M-CS Motherboard I'm a casual gamer ...
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Monitor for multimedia and programming

What would you recommend for daily, heavy use monitor? It'll be used mainly for programming, with breaks for gaming (grpahics GeForce GTX 960 4GB) and good series/films. Important are: Resolution: HD,...