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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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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 ...
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Is there a headset/headphones that can differentiate up from down?

I've been playing games for a long time now and most sound systems or headsets I've had, have the problem of not being able to differentiate up from down. They may give you the info of where the sound ...
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Gaming laptop to buy?

I have been looking to buy an GTX 10 series laptops, for the last month here in India, I need a laptop which would be able to play games on Med-High settings in the upcoming 4+ years. I have browsed ...
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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 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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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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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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Headset with Bluetooth and Wired

I have recently gotten back into online gaming after being introduced to Overwatch. I've found that in order to get the most out of the game it's important to be on voice. I have a pair of bluetooth ...
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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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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 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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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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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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1440p (WQHD) monitor with an IPS panel

I'm currently looking for a new monitor for gaming and watching movies. The resolution should be WQHD (2560x1440) or WQXGA (2560x1600) as I fear that with a 4k monitor my GTX1070 graphics card would ...
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GPD Win alternatives for hand-held Steam gaming?

I recently learned by chance about the GPD Win, a "laptop fitting in your pocket". I had been looking for a portable machine with joystick/controllers that I could take on a crowded metro, and that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,...
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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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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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Comfortable over-the-ear gaming headphones

I'm on the hunt for a new pair of gaming headphones with a built-in microphone. I have a few hard requirements. I need the 'internal' size of the cups to be at least 70mm (my current pair is that ...
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Pre-built mid-range gaming system under £600

I'm looking to upgrade my system from the laptop I'm currently working on to a high-powered PC. I'll be using it for a lot of programming, though not that much compiling some gaming (I imagine the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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