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PCI(e?) WiFi card

I'm looking for a possibility to make my desktop WiFi compatible. Currently I'm using a USB-stick that connects to the router, but it's not the best solution as it sometimes loses connection and isn't ...
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Good casual gaming laptop [closed]

I'm looking for a decent laptop on which I can also play...I'm not really interested in super high graphics...but I would like to be able to play the latest games at 720p resolution with medium/high-...
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What's a good PC config based on an AM3 motherboard that won't be bottlenecked?

I've recently acquired a GA-M68MT-S2 motherboard, which was lying unused with a friend. Just as a project, I want try and build the most powerful system possible using this as a base. This is only a ...
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Motherboard for intel skylake mid-to-high-range gaming pc

I'm looking into getting a new gaming pc, but I'm not much of a hardware enthusiast. I know what kind of general specs I want to have, but when it comes to details, especially the mainboard, I'm lost ...
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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Current setup, kind of outdated - was built in 2009, except graphics card and a chassis: Corsair 650D chassis Asus P5Q Deluxe motherboard Intel Core2Quad 3GHz @4GHz Radeon R9 290 GPU Corsair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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Cheapest graphics card for starcraft

I am looking for a graphics card that can run Starcraft II at 1080p and 60 fps. I know that it isn't a super graphics heavy game and am ideally looking for something under $100. I would like something ...
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Need help buying new budget gaming PC: the processor

Long story short, the motherboard of my 7 year old PC died and I'll need a new one. I plan to use it mainly for gaming (Elder Scrolls series, Fallout series, League of Legends, Crusader Kings, ...) ...
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Would this PC Build be good enough for my needs? [closed]

I am completely new to building PCs and I have had friends recommending me to build one instead of buy one. I did a little research but I found it extremely difficult to understand each component. So ...
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Is there any 15-16 inch screen sized gaming laptop with gtx 970m with?

I am looking to buy a gaming laptop. I own a 15.6 inch laptop and it works perfectly fine for me. I don't travel much either so a 17 inch laptop is also not a problem, but as a last resort of my ...
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Possible to make gaming machine just with Intel Pentium Processor? [closed]

I wanted to build a home NAS server (running FreeBSD and ZFS). I used the Intel Pentium Processor G2020T (22 nm, Processor Base Frequency @2.5 GHz) with the hope that it would have at 22nm performance ...
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Searching for a good gaming-headset (gaming and music)

I'm searching for a good headset for gaming and hearing music. And I don't know which headsets are good and which aren't. To specify my question, I'm searching for a headset, that is good for gaming ...
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GTX 970 and i7 4790k for 1080p60 while recording

I have a laptop with gtx960m and i7-3610qm(6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz). I can play with it at 720p30 on medium settings and can't record my games (that's the most important point) more than 480p30. I'm ...
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Cheap, Quiet and up-gradable Steam OS compatible Motherboard

I am looking to build a Steam OS box, I would like to run 'light' native Steam OS games and stream the rest from my powerful windows box. What are my options for a motherboard that fits the ...
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How good is the Intel HD Graphics 4600 compared to my 7 year old GeForce 9600 GT?

I'm buying a new PC on a relatively tight budget so I decided to reuse my old GPU and get a new one later. I'm now considering getting an i5-4460 as my CPU and I noticed it comes with an integrated ...
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GPU for Asus ROG Swift PG279Q (1440p)

I recently got a new monitor the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q: 1440p, 144hz, with g-sync. I currently have i7-3770k, 32gb ram, with 2x GTX 670 powering it. My question is what gpu would be a good fit for ...
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Solid State Drive for PS4

I'm converting my Playstation 4 to a SSD and I'm unsure which drive would be best for this. I don't have alot of knowledge about these drives and I couldn't find any reviews about them. Essentially, I'...
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Advice on building a gaming/web development rig [closed]

I have pretty much no experience or knowledge about modern hardware, other than the past couple hours I've spent researching it. I built a rig online here: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/BwmgLD I was ...
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Gaming laptops: Asus ROG G752VT vs Medion Erazer X7843

I am considering purchasing a new gaming laptop. After some initial research, I have narrowed the field down to two candidates. The Asus ROG G752VT i7 6700HQ Processor 16 GB DDR4 MHz SDRAM NVIDIA ...
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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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Stuck with H77 (non-OC) and I5-2500K

The i5-2500K is a great processor, even nowadays, but only if you can overclock it. I have a H77 chipset board, that means no OC for me. So, I need a recommendation of CPU and motherboard. I'm looking ...
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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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Power supply upgrade for gaming computer

I'm thinking of adding a second Sapphire R9 390 to my computer to run in 2x crossfire. Here are the parts I'm using: CPU: Intel i5-6600k MB: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury Black ...
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Different behavior of GTX 970 and GTX 980 due to 3.5 GB issue? [closed]

I am about to buy a new gaming PC and, checking for specs, I initially I was going towards the GTX 970 when I learned of the 3.5 GB issue. As far as I understand it, as long as my game does not use ...
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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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Efficient (<250W) capable gaming desktop

I'm looking for a desktop which runs recent games at medium to high settings and costs about 600$. The specs should be like something along the lines of the following: CPU: 3GHz Quad Core GPU: 1GHz ...
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Graphics problem and compatible graphics card [closed]

I suspect that my video card burned after upgrading the RAM from 1gb to 2gb. The screen has a purple tint. When I downgraded it to 1gb, the purple tint is still there. What could be the problem here? ...
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Intel i7 4720HQ vs 6700HQ - worth it for Thunderbolt on gaming laptop?

Considering hardware for a gaming laptop. Not building my own, but found a great deal on a machine from last season still sporting a 4720HQ processor. Comparing benchmarks between the Haswell 4720HQ ...
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Gaming laptop with 16GB RAM for around €1500?

I would like to buy laptop which is good for playing modern games (of 2015, and for 2016 which are coming), multitasking (video editing and internet usage) and excellent for multimedia (HD videos ...
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New laptop for gaming/work, around 1000 €

I'm going to buy a laptop for both gaming and coding (I already have a bigger, powerful PC for most of the games though, but I also want to play on the laptop). I want something : nice-looking quick ...
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Will this computer fullfill my expectations? [closed]

I want to buy a new pc soon and want to build it myself. Now I figured out the components I want to use. Could you tell me, whether everything fits together and if I can get something better for the ...
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AMD gaming motherboard upgrade

I'm looking for a motherboard to replace my old one that's been giving me problems lately (See this thread). The PC is used for heavy gaming (All new games running max settings; GTA V, Fallout 4, etc)...
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Upgrade path to raise performance in games

I want to upgrade my PC and I don't know which path should I choose. I want raise performance in games and be able to OC my PC which is not possible now because I have blocked CPU (without K). All my ...
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Laptop GPU by Price-performance

I'm reaching the limits of my old Notebook, since it only has a GeForce 630M and I want to use it for a bit of gaming, too. It's kinda sad, because the i7-2670QM still does the job quite well... I'm ...
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New monitor 1920x1080p or 2560x1440p with gtx960 2gb? [closed]

I'm really confused buying a new monitor for me. I spend A LOT of time gaming (cs:go, bf4 and dota 2 mostly), programming and surfing and my current monitor (ASUS VS248H 24") sitting at 1 meter, ...
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Has Asus fixed the heat sink problem with the Strix 980ti [closed]

I just built a new gaming computer. It's a skylake build with the i7 6700k, Asus Maximus viii hero, and some g.skill ram (32gb). I'm about to buy a new video card, and I've been looking over the ...
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Graphics Processor for gaming under $250

CPU info Name: Intel Pentium G2030 Code Name: Ivy Bridge Generation: 3rd Core frequency: ~3GHz Cores, Threads: 2, 2 Max TDP: 55W Graphics: Intel HD Graphics I ...
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Breakdown of new AMD Fury Cards vs Top NVidia Cards

I'm a serious gamer and I'm looking at high end graphics cards. I know that the new R9 Fury (and Fury X) feature HBM which is supposedly good for 4K gaming. I currently use 4 1080p monitors connected ...
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Mouse for general use and gaming

I'm looking to get a new mouse (and a keyboard, too). It'll likely be used for 5-8 hours a day for the foreseeable future, mainly for web browsing, programming, and gaming. I am mainly looking for ...
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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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Keyboard for general use and gaming

I'm looking to get a new keyboard (and a mouse, too). It'll likely be used for 5-8 hours a day for the foreseeable future, mainly for web browsing, programming, and gaming. I am mainly looking for ...
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i5-6400 vs i3-4170 for playing sims 3

So I'm looking to buy a new desktop computer and I'm getting a little confused, my main concern is that it will be able to play the sim3 with multiple expansions. I found a computer that seems like it ...
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SSD / HDD choice when write speed is slow - developer workstation and for games

SanDisk Internal SSD 120GB 2.5-Inch SDSSDA-120G-G25 costs Rs. 3600 (~$53) Sandisk SSD 128gb SATA 2.5, Z400s costs Rs. 3800 (~$56) SanDisk 128GB SDSSDP-128G-G25 cost Rs. 3900 (~$58) Samsung 850 EVO ...
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CPU to run with GTX 950 [closed]

I am planning to buy computer with main target for games. I was looking through fat lists of CPU, GPU and other computer parts and I am a bit confused for now. The graphic card I have choosen is ...
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Is the Gainward GeForce GTX 760 or 960 more suitable for gaming?

Which of these two graphic cards would be more suitable for gaming, what are the main differences between the two, which would you recommend from the two: 1. The older model, Gainward GeForce GTX 760 ...
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How far above my power draw should a PSU be?

I am going to upgrade my PC over Christmas, and right now I'm trying to pick out a PSU. I would like it to be fully modular, 80+ gold or better efficiency and preferably cheap. I found the Antec ...
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Graphics card with quiet fans

In this question I received the response to which graphics model should I go with. Now, as I started calculating using this decibel calculator, the fact that I am trying to buy quiet 8.9 dB fans (...
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Would this be a good improvement for this rig?

I am planning to improve my current PC. I am already going to buy a new RAM stick, to get 8GB of RAM, and I am going to add a SSD (probably a 120gb drive). Beyond those, I have about £300 to make some ...
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CPU recommendation for new casual gaming setup

Current setup, kind of outdated - was built in 2009, except graphics card and a chassis: chassis: Corsair 650D mobo: Asus P5Q Deluxe CPU: Intel Core2Quad 3GHz @4GHz gfx: Radeon R9 290 psu: Corsair ...
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Recommended small form factor gaming PCs?

I'd like to fit a gaming PC in my living room, and am looking into small form factor ones. I have been recommended the Alienware X51 series whose I appreciate the shape reminiscent of a gaming ...
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What should I buy? (RAM Chips)

I have a Windows Vista Home Premium PC. It needs 2 new RAM chips, but I do not know what I should get. Does anyone know what is under $100 and is really good? More PC info Windows Vista Home Premium,...