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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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Nvidia GPU that can play games at 1440p 144hz

I plan on building a gaming PC to play FPS, racing sims and VR games. I want to know what graphics cards are capable of running those style games at it's maximum presets at 1440p 144hz. These are the ...
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CPU upgrade on motherboard Pegatron Benicia 1.01?

I've never planned to upgrade my CPU. However, most of the components in my PC have been upgraded, and the CPU is now the performance bottleneck. It doesn't flinch except for gaming where it is maxed ...
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Recommendation a GPU upgrade for old computer

I am currently building a new PC so I'm looking to give away my previous self build from 2011'ish to the kids. What I was wondering is would a modern graphics card, say something like a GTX 1660Ti be ...
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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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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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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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Bottlenecking: GTX 970 & AMD FX-6300 [closed]

Alright, I am looking for a fairly priced CPU that will not hold back the ASUS STRIX GTX 970 very little or not at all. Preferably Intel, as their processor lineup shows to last longer for generations ...
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Custom Build Tabletop Table

Not sure if this is the right place to be asking this question. But since this is hardware / PC related, and not woodworking, I think it would be the best place. I'm currently in the planning process ...
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VESA vertical offset mount bracket

I have a need for something that I can only describe as a "drop mount" or a vertical offset bracket for 100x100mm VESA mount holes. I have a 3-monitor setup with an iMac as the middle screen, using ...
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I'm looking for a bluetooth transmitter/receiver to connect bluetooth headphones to xbox

So I recently purchased some airpods and want to also use them with my xbox while playing online games. I have seen that you can use them with the xbox app using this guide But the app has it's ...
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RTX2060 and i5-4430 - does this combination make sense? [closed]

I'm planning an upgrade of a gaming PC. This is my current setup: CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 @ 3.00GHz MB: ASUS H-81 Plus GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti RAM: 8 GB I want to replace GPU with RXT2060 and later ...
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GTX 1070 laptop vs. 2060

My laptop's failing and it's past time I bought a new one. Requirements: Primarily for gaming, although I will also be running computation-intensive software on it (such as Mathematica). Must have ...
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Keyboard for night MMO gaming on plasma TV (please advice)

I am desperately looking for a keyboard which satisfies my particular playstyle: Required Features: Wireless (to be used on armchair in front of TV) Illuminated (to play with lights off) Full analog ...
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Budget monitor smaller than 20" for gaming

The monitor must have those characteristics: FullHD (1920 × 1080 pixel, 1080p) Flicker-free/Flicker safe 75-120 Hz Response time 1-5ms AMD Freesync IPS Smaller than 20" 16:9 aspect ratio Built in ...
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Gaming Keyboard with onboard memory

I'm looking for a gaming keyboard that has onboard memory for macros, lighting, and profiles. I've got the Razor Blackwidow Chroma V2 and I love it, but it lacks the onboard memory part. I can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Upgrading my current build for gaming purposes [closed]

I am investigating the possiblities of upgrading my current build for games like: Fallout 4, SC2: LotV and Star Wars: Battlefront. My current build: CPU: AMD A10-7600 CPU cooler: Cooler Master ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Best laptop under $800 for Linux gaming?

What's the best laptop under $800 for Linux gaming? I'll use it for Minecraft and general computer stuff. I'll install Linux Mint as the operating system. Requirements: 1920x1080 display (or higher) ...
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Two fan vs Three fan IAO Cooler

I plan on building a high end gaming PC this summer with these specs: CPU: Intel Core i9-9900KF GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 Super RAM: Corsair DDR4 64GB (4x16 GB) at 3000mhz Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 ...
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What is the cheapest graphics card for a desktop

What is the cheapest graphics card for a desktop that can handle the new age of empires 2 definitive version and the Halo reach for PC? I'm thinking about getting new parts for my cooler master ...
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Upgrading budget computer

I'm planning on upgrading my old home computer and wanted advice on what should be best. Current specs below: CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB RAM: ...
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2x GTX770 SLI --> New card

Dear hardware enthusiasts, I need your advice. My 4 years old gaming PC is currently running 2x GTX770 in SLI. I plan to upgrade to a single powerful gaming card. My budget is enough for GTX 1080 Ti, ...
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I want to buy a new cpu [closed]

I want play pubg mobile on pc at 60 fps and smoothly without any lag. I think to buy an 8 Gb ram cpu with 1 Tb memory and I am confused which processor and graphics card to buy for comlplete 60 fps ...
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CPU for Nintendo Emulation

So, my friend wants to start gaming. He told me he is really interested to try Nintendo games, but he doesn't have a specific console in mind. I suggested he should just get a PC, so that he has ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,...