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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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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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Record hdmi stream and incoming & outcoming mumble stream

I'm playing a lot with my friends and daily we encounter something extremely hilarious. I would like to save these moments so we could watch them later. This is what I would like to achieve: Record ...
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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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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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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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PSU recommendation for new casual gaming setup

I'm looking for a PSU recommendation for a setup below: Corsair 650D chassis Intel i5 4690K CPU ASRock Extreme6 mobo Radeon R9 290 GPU 16GB RAM (2x 8GB) 1x SSD 256GB 1x 2TB SATA HDD 2x 1TB SATA HDD ...
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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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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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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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School laptop for medium-light gaming and good battery life

I'm going to be entering as a freshman Computer Engineering major next school year and am beginning to shop around for laptops to replace my Asus F510UA laptop which has been getting me through high ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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RGB LED lit keyboard with custom color depending on focused application

For my job I need to get used to plenty of new applications which partly make heavy usage of keyboard shortcuts. I´m not especially fast with computers and even after weeks I dont get really used to ...
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Asus ROG Phone II vs OnePlus 7T vs iPhone XR

I want to buy a new phone for Gaming purposes. Below are my requirements. 1. Performance is the topmost priority 2. Camara performance can be neglected 3. Long battery backup 4. Headphone-jack is ...
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Best money for value GPU for Core i5 9600k processor and 16GB Ram

Which Graphics card will be the best value for money for this configuration? Suggestion will be appreciated. Processor: Core i5 9600k Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390UD Ram: Corsair Vengeance LPX 1x16GB ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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VR with Quadro M2200

I have a Lenovo P51 laptop with the Quadro M2200 graphics card. I'm wondering if this hardware supports VR gaming? If not, would it be possible or sensible to use and external graphics box ...
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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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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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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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What's the best CPU and motherboard under $300 for playing Minecraft?

What is the best CPU and motherboard under $300 for playing the Java Edition of Minecraft? I already have a graphics card, 256GB SSD and a 600W PSU. I'll also use it for normal computer usage.
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Will eight cores in a CPU become more relevant in the future for gaming and VR? [closed]

I am deciding which parts to include in my PC, primarily aimed towards gaming. My last PC lasted 7 years so longevity is the key for this build. Obviously no one can know the future so I'm just ...
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Looking for solution for gaming via remote desktop

So I have a TV in my room I'd like to able to use to remotely connect to my gaming PC from, but I am trying to find a solution for this that wont cost much. For context, I have the TV and PS4 in my ...
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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 ...