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Which Intel CPU should I buy - Core i7-5820K or i7-6700K or i7-4790K? [closed]

I am confused about which one of these processors to buy. I will pair it with two NVidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti (SLI). Also, I don't plan on too many upgrades and also I won't be overclocking 'too much'. ...
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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Current setup, kind of outdated - was built in 2009, except graphics card and a chassis: chassis: Corsair 650D mobo: Asus P5Q Deluxe CPU: Intel Core2Quad 3GHz @4GHz gfx: Radeon R9 290 psu: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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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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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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Electronic drum kit compatible with Rock Band 4 on Xbox One

I am looking into getting a electronic drum kit that I can use for both recreational use (like an acoustic drum set) and for Rock Band 4, preferably with pro-cymbal support. I was thinking about ...
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VPS specs and gaming dedicated servers

Been thinking of launching some dedicated servers for a while now, using VPS:es. However I got some techinical questions about their specs and how much they would be able to handle. Now let's say I ...
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Help updating PC for gaming

I am planning to update my PC by December, but I have some doubts. This is what I have now: Motherboard: Asus H77-Pro4-M (Socket 1155) CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.30GHz Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 550 Ti ...
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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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How many TF2 servers would this VPS be able to run?

I've been renting from a certain company for a while now, and I'm currently thinking of switching to NFOServers because I would get a cheaper deal since I plan to expand the servers further. However ...
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Parts for a gaming PC from 2005

I'm currently writing a story where in 2005 a guy built a time machine out of a old Ford Mustang, a Casio ClassPad 300 calculator, some scrap, and a gaming PC, but the problem I'm facing is that I ...
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Is there a headset made thats completely wireless during gameplay (including XBL chat) for the Xbox One?

The Xbox One has been out for almost two years now. Can someone tell me if there's a headset made that's completely wireless (including Xbox Live chat) for the Xbox One? I have searched to no avail in ...
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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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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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Replacement for the Logitech G9x Mouse

I have a Logitech G9x mouse that is about to die. It has served me well, but it is time to start looking for a replacement. Unfortunately, Logitech doesn't make the G9x anymore. The replacement ...
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Notebook for work and fun

I work with software development and have some games that I want to play. Games like The Witcher 3, Diablo 3: RoS, etc. I live in a hot country, so I need something that won't overheat. Requirements:...
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How to turn Dell Precision T5400 into a gaming computer?

I have an opportunity to buy a used Dell T5400 for a very reasonable price. CPU: Xeon E5420 Clock: 2500 Mhz Cores: 4 - Quad Core RAM: 4GB DDR3 Disk: 250GB GPU: nVidia Quadro NVS DMS->2x DVI ...
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Graphics card for new college computer

I am going to be building a computer for a college student. He is going into general engineering while he figures out exactly what he wants to do. The budget for this computer is about $1500 USD (just ...
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A good monitor as the main one of a two-monitor setup

I'm searching for a good monitor for my PC. I currently own a 21,5" ASUS monitor, which is fine; I'm planning on using the one I currently own as a second monitor and get a new one as my main monitor. ...
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Good heatsink for socket LGA 2011-v3?

I am going to be building a computer for a college student. He is going into general engineering while he figures out exactly what he wants to do. The budget for this computer is about $1500 USD (just ...
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Motherboard for a new college desktop computer

I am going to be building a computer for a college student. He is going into general engineering while he figures out exactly what he wants to do. The budget for this computer is about $1500 USD (just ...
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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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1TB or more HDD for Playstation 4

What type of hard drive should I be looking for a Playstation 4? I am usually partial towards SSD over traditional, but I am also open to the idea of hybrids as well. I have looked into Samsung 850 ...
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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 consider when buying a (gaming) monitor? [closed]

I'm looking for a good, second 24" monitor. What specifications do I have to look for in general when buying monitors? I know, because it's my second 24" monitor, that it should fit well next to the ...
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What are my options for a thumb trackball for gaming?

I have used the Logitech M570 for years, however when I compare the DPI on it to normal modern gaming mice it seems lackluster. I also would like to use all my fingers for buttons in games that ...

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