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Is it worth getting a 144hz monitor when FPS games go only 80fps?

So I've been playing an FPS game which gets around 70~80fps usually. Upgrading my graphics cards is not an option now, so I'm willing to buy a monitor with 144hz, but I'm not sure if it would make any ...
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Does a programming computer made for IntelliJ require a GPU?

My quest to build the most optimized IntelliJ computer continues. One part at a time. If you haven't seen my other questions then here's the run down: I'm looking to build a computer best optimized ...
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What would be a good CPU for IntelliJ for under $300

What CPU is best optimized for running a program like Intellij? I'm looking to build a computer best optimized for running Intellij. This computer will be a non-gaming computer so to remove some of ...
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SSD: What are the differences among Gen 3.0, 3.0 x4 and Gen 4.0?

For a PC Desktop to be buy it in these weeks, there are the following SSD options: SSD HP EX950, 512GB, M.2, 2280, PCIe Gen 3x4, NVMe 1.3. SSD HP EX950, 1TB, M.2, 2280, PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3. SSD ...
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Memory RAM for PC - is important the voltage value for performance and impact in the motherboard?

There is the option to buy a new PC Desktop, about the memory ram, there are these two options Memory Kingston Fury Beast, 16GB, DDR4, 3200 MHz, PC4-25600, CL16, 1.35V. Memory Kingston Fury Beast, ...
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VR Headset for 300+ Service Technicians

We are considering purchasing VR headsets for a large group of service technicians, to enable virtual collaboration and training. Does anyone have 2 or 3 of the following headsets, and could compare ...
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Increasing the capabilities of a machine for deep learning purposes

The department of the university where I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. has a machine with the following specifications: Feature Value OS Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC Processor Intel® Xeon Gold 5120 ...
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Does performance and quality of watching videos on YouTube, browsing, working with office or IDE are very sensitive to size of VRAM?

Laptops with integrated AMDGPU (Vega 3, Vega 6) have different size of VRAM. Some models have dynamical automatic size that depended from size of RAM (4GB RAM - 0.5GB VRAM, 16GB RAM - 2GB VRAM etc) ...
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What would be an optimal CPU to get for a Minecraft Server for around 100$ if any? (50 player server)

I started hosting a MC server on a dedicated machine at home for a week now and I wanted to get something a bit better, it runs with a few plugins - 5GB ram dedicated to the server. So, my budget is ...
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Which PC to choose for my studies?

I'm going to study informatics at the University. For this I want to choose a computer that is able to deal with the necessities there and is fast. I scanned the internet and stepped into the zbook ...
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Which 16GB RAM (frequency, size) should I add to this PC SETUP? (ASRock B360 Pro4 - Intel B360)

I have 16GB RAM HyperX Predator 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000 CL15 and I'd like to extend the RAM to 32 GB as I'm a programmer and working with IntelliJ Idea and big XML files and Ubuntu 20.04 freezes ...
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Which GPU for i5 11600k

I'm putting together a gaming rig with an i5 11600k (liquid cooled) and GIGABYTE Z590 mobo... average RAM, GIGABYTE AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD, beefy PSU... everything is coming along nicely... with the end ...
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Screen change made half of my hardware obsolete: what to upgrade first?

EDITED: I recently upgraded the screen of my computer, which was an HP 2229h from about 10 years ago, to a much more recent and better screen: an AOC U32E2N (https://eu.aoc.com/en/products/monitors/...
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Dual boot system--Better to have 1x 2TB with separate partitions or 2x 1TB SSD?

I just purchased a new motherboard with two M.2 slots and am trying to decide whether to get two separate 1TB SSDs or one 2TB drive. I'm looking at the Samsung 980 Pro, which is currently listed at $...
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How noticeable is a higher core-count CPU for a software developer's quality of life?

Here are some pretty general questions from a new developer / moderate gamer about CPU core counts and how they affect the developer experience in terms of convenience and QoL. Feel free to answer any/...
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Laptop or Tablet for custom use case?

I have a kind of unique use case, I need about 5 pieces of hardware to access a custom web application and I'm in the process of researching my possibilities. My main problem is being on a quite low ...
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Best performance (or indications to judge) laptop cooling pad for pro use

I run heavy data analysis on my 2014 MacBook Pro which just this year has started to show hardware problems exactly during long-duration computational tasks. I decided to take a laptop cooling pad ...
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Replacing 13 year old tower with a mini PC like system

I have a 13 year old tower PC system with a Intel Core 2 Q6600 CPU and 4GB of RAM. This was pretty much high-end back then. It still does what it should and I use it as a Linux-based server for my ...
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Which CPU should I choose ? 10700K, Ryzen 3900X or 11700K?

The RTX 3080 arriving it seems in September, I started to build my new rig. I selected 3 processors for this but I'm still really hesitant, I actually need help in choosing: 10700K: Pros: Currently ...
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High performance memory kit for a fanless mini-itx home server based on a i9-10900T and a Gigabyte Z490I AORUS ULTRA?

I am looking forward to build a fanless mini-ITX computer (with a dedicated computer case). The criteria that are important to me for this platform are the following: Reliability: no system crash, no ...
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Want high performance CPU cooling loop to cut my Noctua NH-D15 delta-T by about 25 C

I need suggestions for a demanding CPU watercooling solution - probably a suggestion of "custom loop" components. Problem I just outgrew my 12 core overclocked CPU and upgraded it to an 18 ...
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Looking for CoProcessors to go along side an Allwinner SoC in a budget Game Console

I'm currently eyeing the A and H lines of SoCs produced by allwinnertech.com, for use in an affordable, yet high performance game console. I have considered using multiple SoCs in one design to get ...
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Mid 2014 macbook pro vs mid 2015 macbook pro?

So I'm currently standing between two choices of macbook pro's. My need is to be able to hook up my macbook via thunderbolt 2 to a dock, and from the dock connect it to a monitor and obtain 4k@60Hz (+ ...
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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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Which laptop hardware setup is the fastest and most optimized for programming?

I'll be buying a new laptop and while searching for information for the best configuration I haven't yet found one website where there is clear real-world use-case information regarding the best setup ...
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Building a Budget Deep Learning Machine

So I want to create a fast Deep Learning Machine with Nvidia's RTX 2060 but I'm divided between AMD's Ryzen 2600X and Intel's Intel Core i5-9600K. Now I know that there is a big gap in the price, but ...
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SSD as A Storage Drive [closed]

I have a laptop with 2 SATA port and one PCIE for WIFI Card (though it can also be used with mini PCIE), one of the SATA port already used with first SSD that also act as primary disk while the other ...
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Will a non-ECC memory work with motherboard and CPU that supports ECC?

I have this two components that support ECC memory: AMD RYZEN 3 1200 AMD RYZEN MSI B450M PRO-M2 On the other hand I have this memory 4 GB DDR4 2400 KINGSTON VALUE CL17 Questions Are they going to ...
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Processor type for web development (webpack dev server, jest tests, node, docker building) - High clock speed vs multiple cores?

I'm a professional web developer - and I'm looking at buying a new laptop. The common tasks I'm doing are: Running webpack dev server Running jest tests Running nodemon Building docker images ...
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What improvements can I make in my laptop (Asus X555LJ)? [closed]

I own this laptop for 4 years more or less and it wasn't always charming but lately I had to work with Xamarin in Visual Studio and I got to realize that it is really slow. Right now I have a 6GB Ram ...
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Which laptop with processor i7-7700HQ or i7-8550U I should buy?

I need to buy Windows laptop for programming. I have some options, One laptop has i7-7700HQ, and other has i7-8550U. In past, I thought, that U-Series processors are not for workstations and CPU-...
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What HDD configuration is best for handling rapid read/writes of small files?

I am running a linux system with an app that constantly reads/writes many small files (e.g close to zero bytes) to a point where 1000-4000 files read/written each minute causing disk innodes close to ...
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Dell Vostro 3900 upgrade to improve performance when using Unreal Engine 4

I'm looking for a little advice on how best to improve the performance of my machine. I'm using the machine for development of a game using the Unreal UE4 engine but I see some performance issues ...
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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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Budget Programming and Image Editing laptop under 300 Euros (Spain)

I need a laptop for entry level programming (small projects) in Java, SQL, PHP and various other languages, as well as various image editing tasks with photos smaller than 12 MP. I've done some ...
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CPU upgrade for heavy IDE (Visual Studio)

In next months i am thinking about upgrade my pc workstation. I am thinking about 2 models: intel i7 8700k: less cores but better performance by one core amd ryzen 1800x: more core but less ...
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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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Upgrade for LGA775

I have an almost 8 year old PC with LGA 775 socket, I want to somehow upgrade it and use as a web development machine, I need to run Photoshop, adobe illustrator, visual studio and android studio. ...
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Which configuration do I choose for my laptop?

I am to purchase a laptop today. I have narrowed down to 2 choices. An Acer laptop with 16 GB RAM (expandable to 32 GB) and with GTX 1050 4 GB graphics processor. A Del laptop with 8 GB RAM (...
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Upgrade HDD to SSD for Dell Inspiron 5558

I have a Dell Inspiron 5558 with following configuration. Intel Core i5 5250U 1.6GHz 8GB RAM NVidia 920M 4GB Windows 10 Updated to latest stable 1TB 5400 RPM WD HDD Now the problem is, I can't use ...
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Laptop for coding

I'm looking to get a laptop for coding which I hope to use for the next 2/3 years. I have a tight budget of roughly about 700 dollars and am not looking for anything too fancy(or to low at the end ...
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Recommendations for Linux Laptop 2017 [closed]

If I googled best Linux laptops in 2017 I came up with a list like: Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition System76 Galago Pro Purism Librem 13 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon What use cases (except video editing,...
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PC Configration for File Copying [closed]

We need a PC in our office to plug external hard disks and copy content in to local hard disk. 5 to 10 people will do it daily basis. This PC will not use for anything else. I am willing to configure ...
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Server for Parallel Programming [closed]

I have some parallelized codes. The codes on my machine Intel Xeon CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.5GHz, reduce from 9 hours when non parallelized to 1.37 hours when parallelized. This is a huge gain from a 4 ...
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Taking advantage of Xeon E5-2670 prices and need a Motherboard [closed]

I want to run a dual Xeon E5-2670 setup for my personal machine. I can't decide between the right motherboard for the system. My goal is too get as much processing power as possible for the lowest ...
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external graphic card for pc(windows) [closed]

After I invested on a laptop to start graphic designing I ended up finding out that AMD wasn't good for it and that my computer's power isn't enough(AMD doesn't support openGL render and I have just ...
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SSD vs SATA Drive [closed]

By how much the processing time of macbook pro changes by changing sata drive to ssd? If it makes much difference then which ssd will be best? I was thinking of changing by current SATA drive but I ...
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Is single thread performance of a CPU more important than overall performance for daily use (watching movie, browsing, etc)?

Modern retail processors are all multi-cored, so my question suppose a multi-core CPU. Since many tasks are hard or even impossible to be executed in parallelism, I wonder in daily use like watching ...
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How does the performance of current i7 CPU's compare to i7 920?

I built a desktop computer probably about 8 years ago when the first series of i7 processors (i7 920) were released. I pulled this out of my dusty cupboard yesterday where it has sat unused for about ...
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DDR4 memory for HP ZBook Studio [closed]

I am currently looking at buying a HP Zbook Studio with an Intel Core i7-6820HQ, and I am looking at buying RAM separately. The best option on the HP website is 32 GB 2133 DDR4 SDRAM (2 DIMM) (...
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