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Questions tagged [pc]

PC is an abbreviation for personal computer. Use this tag for questions about PCs as a whole. Do not use this tag along with the [desktop] or [laptop] tags.

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Inital PC buy and upgrade paths available [on hold]

Let me preface this, I've never built my own PC before. However, I do know how to put them together just not the compatibility aspect. I was looking into getting a new PC, I will be looking to spend ...
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Machine learning rig fails to boot — insufficient PSU? [closed]

Hey you beautiful people, I'm a hardware and all things electricity noob and thus turning to you for some help regarding a boot issue I have with a newly acquired system intended to use for deep ...
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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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Best keyboard for heavy programming work?

I recently spilt Tea all over my keyboard, and now it doesn't work correctly. It is also out of warranty. I am currently using a dirt cheap keyboard to keep me going until I get a replacement, but I'm ...
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PC build mini-workstation

I am planning to build a PC for both gaming and work. I need a PC that can sustain 3-4 Hyper-V VMs open at all times doing some tasks (not extremely intensive), but in the same time do my day to day ...
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ATX Power Supply Unit with one/some Always-On Molex Connectors?

I know (current) ATX PSU will turn off its power after the PC shutdown. This is good. I know (old) AT PSU will leave its connectors with power on even after the PC shutdown. Ref: https://en.wikipedia....
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Specification for Data Science/Data crunching

Currently im using PowerBI, R, and Talend (for ETL) in 2 main computer : a Dell Latitude E7450 with i7 u series and 16gb ddr3, and a remote server running E5-2620V4 with 128gb ddr3 and 7200rpm hdd on ...
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Adding RS232(Serial Port) to motherboard [closed]

I need to add a RS232(Serial Port) connection to my pc, and unfortunately I'm unable to use RS232 to USB adapter, only direct RS232 connection, I have seen this item: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/...
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Recommended computer for PUBG

Recommended computer for PUBG (budget $900); I hope the price performance is high. Thank you very much for your advice.
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Intel® Core™ i5-8269U Processor has memory of LPDDR3-2133

I'm building a laptop. Don't ask why I just am. Im looking for memory chips for my Intel® Core™ i5-8269U Processor. I am so confused. I don't know what lpddr3 chips to get for 16gb of ram. Im leaning ...
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Recommended AWG for my power cord

I am using EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply for my current build, and my load seems to be 470W. For my computer monitors, I am using Lenovo LT2452P. So, I ...
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Memory for amd ryzen 5 2600X ryzen 7 1800X

I am looking for a DDR4-3200mhz 16Gb (2x8) memory under 170$ that will work at full speed or over 3000 mhz out of the box without overclocking with ryzen 5 2600X or ryzen 7 1800X and gigabyte X470 ...
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Device for multiple output to home theater system

I have a home theater system, A PC, and a PS4. Every time I switch between using the PC and the PS4, I have to unplug the 3.5mm input for the speaker between the PS4 and the PC. This is frustrating ...
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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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Physical Remote that connects with pc?

I am looking for a physical remote so that I can press physical buttons that will be registered by my pc as if a certain keyboard button was pressed has multiple buttons, where I can choose which ...
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Laptop hit the floor. How to connect to WiFi? [closed]

Laptop hit the floor. It's difficult if not already impossible to connect to WiFi. Sometimes laptop can detect WiFi, particularly the one at home, but the signal is usually weak. Sometimes it shows ...
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Connect extra fans to an ASRock Extreme4 [closed]

I have a ASRock Extreme4 motherboard and would like to add one or two extra fans to my current rig (Carbide Air 740). But I do not know where to plug in the fan, and I'd rather not unlpug another fan ...
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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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Media computer / NAS with HDMI

What I am trying to achieve : Stream media to my TV using the least possible amount of devices. What I currently own : A Western Digital MyCloud Ex 2 Ultra NAS, and I am somewhat happy/unhappy ...
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What is the cheapest 4k GPU for developer machine

My manager bought me a 4k display that is perfectly fine except that I have signifiant laggs on my current i7-7700 integrated GPU, such as delay in displaying input device actions, slowed AERO ...
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USB to RS232c 9 pin serial adapter supporting all 4 data lines and providing a COM port on a Windows PC?

It looks like some USB to serial adapters don't support all 4 data pins, but I don't know how to find the kind of adapter I need. I would usually buy on EBay or Amazon. The full spec for what I need ...
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recommended pc build for dedicated game streaming [closed]

I am building a PC that will be dedicated to game streaming. It will be a secondary PC and it's entire function will be to accept the input from my gaming PC, encode it and upload it to streaming ...
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Best Computer Monitor under 150$

I am planning to buy a monitor, I wish to connect it with my laptop ( as a second screen). I searched the internet and couldn't find any decent monitor which fulfills my requirements. I will be ...
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Oculus Rift or HTC Vive?

I'm planning on getting a VR headset. I'm not sure which would be the best choice. Are there any recommendations about which I should choose? Oculus Rift HTC Vive I read about the PIMAX 8k (...
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White substance beneath capacitor. Does this require replacement? [closed]

I was having issues with my PC so I cracked the tower open. In the process of my investigation I looked at my eSATA card and noticed on the opposite side of the circuit board from the capacitor it ...
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A few questions about my PC build [closed]

Overview I am trying to build a PC for high-res video editing (2K and a bit of 4K with Premiere Pro), audio manipulation, general use, and a touch of gaming. I want it to look cool, but not sacrifice ...
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Adjust fade on pc

I know this question is vague but I'm trying to find a way to connect regular speakers with red and black connectors to my PC and be able to adjust fade (front and back), in addition to balance, for ...
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PC upgrade for next few years

Hello community Few month ago i buy new GPU (1060 GB) and my performence go higger thank you for that. But now i see my CPU is not enough for what i am doing on my pc. So what i do on my PC? Playing ...
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24 volt Windows PC with built in screen

Looking to mount a screen with built-in PC for my car. Requirements: Able to run Windows WIFI Can run on 24 volts power supply from the car Able to sustain minor temporary voltage ...
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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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Building my 4k Ready VR Ready PC [closed]

I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read and answer my questions. So I am building a computer VR-4K ready. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KZjD6X I have checked everything I have ...
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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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Please suggest a b350 motherboard with good on-board sound

I am in the process of choosing the parts for my first build. I chose the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and decided that b530 motherboard would be the best option for me. I am not going overboard for this build. ...
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How to connect external SSD to Mac so it doesn't lose speed?

I'm out of space on my Mac so I've been planning to buy an SSD and install some programs there. I know that USB 2.0 has a low bandwidth so there is no point to use SSD through USB 2.0. The question is ...
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Persistent Storage for Blender Cycles Rendering for PC

This is a follow up for a previous question to build a high performance rendering PC. This PC will be running Windows. Requirements: Supported by the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X running on the MSI ...
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Best RAM for Blender Cycles Rendering for PC I'm Getting Built?

I need a really good large RAM for a PC I want to get built meant to render Blender Cycles. Requirements: Compatibility with the MSI X399 board. Compatibility with the (non-OC'ed) AMD Ryzen ...
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Best Power Supply Unit for Blender Cycles Rendering?

What's a very good Power Supply Unit for this PC computer I want together built meant for Blender Cycles rendering? I have a few components but need 3 more. The three components are: the MSI X399 ...
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What to upgrade first from an ancient system

It's my birthday coming up and I'm hoping for some money to put towards my gaming pc build. The parts of the build that are important to my question are: i5 2500 + any eBay 1155 mobo 8gb ddr3 (4gb now ...
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PC for Animation and Film software - Maya, Nuke, Houdini, Cubase

I need a new PC, because my old one, doesn't hold up for my use anymore. He's slow has a long loading time and crashes a lot... I'll use it mainly for the following programmes: Maya, Nuke, Houdini, ...
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Best GPU for Blender 3D Rendering? [closed]

I was told to create another question, this time for the best GPU I can get for Blender 3D Rendering (Cycles) My total budget or this PC I want to get built (I pick out the parts) is $3,000. These are ...
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Mainboard Recommendations For Built Computer Meant For Rendering (And Gaming)

I asked a question here and I was told to create another question asking for a mainboard recommendation. So far the parts I have in my Amazon Cart are the following: The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (I ...
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Which PSU for an ASRock Z170 EXTREME 7+ motherboard with many hard drives?

I had the opportunity to acquire a second hand ASRock Z170 EXTREME 7+ mainboard at a good price and plan to assemble a tower to perform data recovery jobs. It is a high-end board, whith 10 SATA III ...
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Assistance building a computer. Check my build and needs [duplicate]

I need assistance in building my own computer. Budget is not a problem. To understand what i need, i do the following. Run Ubuntu OS Run Multiple virual machines at one time (often two, kali linux ...
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building new pc for coding requirements

Requirements need to run 2 monitors - 1920X1080 and 1280x720 with recording @30fps during coding No or little gaming multitasking include coding on android studio and watching videos on youtube ...
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PC laptop without vents in the bottom? [closed]

Is there a PC laptop without air vents in the bottom, just like the Macbooks? I've always found those lame; How am I supposed to use it on the top of my lap if I must keep the air vents clear? I ...
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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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Dual monitor Docking Station for work and personal computers

My company has a "Quality of Life" benefit that if I don't use, I will lose. I am thinking about buying 2 Dell P2416D monitors (2560 x 1440), and a docking station that is compatible with both my work ...
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Micro PC for Streaming Content

I'm looking into buying (or possibly building) a micro pc for streaming YouTube, Netflix etc. What specs would you recommend for the machine if it's gong to be plugged into a 50-inch 4k display? I'm ...
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Cannot locate memory from QVL ASUS Z97I-PLUS

I'm looking for whatever highest speed DDR3 2x8GB (2 DIMM slots/Dual Channel & Dual-Sided (DS)) memory is still available somewhere from this QVL for an ASUS Z97I-PLUS. Desired Part No.'s in ...