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1x GTX 1080 or 2x GTX 970

While purchasing two cards may seem gnarly, it really wouldn't be better than a single 1080. First, you won't have to fuss around with getting SLI to work properly. Not that its a massive pain, but ...
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Older model vs new model PSU

As long as you are happy with 80+ Platinum and the power envelope, there have been no significant improvements in power supply technology over the past few years. A quality PSU is a quality PSU. If it'...
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Upgrade path to raise performance in games

I'm currently doing 4k gaming - a 980TI is probably the most sensible option - its 90% of the performance of this generation's titan at 75% of the cost stock but I'd wait for the next generation if ...
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Graphics card help for my current desktop?

Would highly recommend and AMD RX 480 - 4GB model. That is less than 200 Euros i believe. If you save a big more you could get the 8GB model, given if you are just watching HD movies and rendering ...
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Power supply advice - 550W range

Great System Design, Daniele! For all of your components you'll need about: 170 watts for your 1060 GPU 160 watts for 16 GB of RAM 91 watts for the i7-6700 30 watts for your drives 25 watts for the ...
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Oculus Rift or HTC Vive?

I'll open by saying I am not an authority on VR tech nor do I follow the scene as a hobby. I own an HTC Vive and have used a Rift once or twice. TL;DR: I love my Vive, I'd spend the money above the ...
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Smallest but fastest computer?

A product like this is non-existent. Today's component sizes are way bigger than this, so it is not possible to fit those specs into such a small thing.
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Power supply advice - 550W range

550W is enough and gives you enough room for overclocking I think... Also, the power supply you have in mind is Gold rated and, as I understand, that's as important as the watt quantity. Also, the ...
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Computer that comes and runs with Free/Libre software only

I recommend the Pi-Top. It is mostly opensourced. The GPU driver has a proprietary blob in it, I think, but of course you don't need to install that; there are several terminal-only distros you could ...
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Mini PC with dual/quad-core CPU as Mac mini alternative

I'm currently running a asrock beebox as a home server and I'm pretty impressed - its a reasonable balance between most of the factors I'd find handy in a small home server. Its tiny, smaller than ...
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Is this memory compatible with this motherboard?

As long as you have DDR3 Memory at the right speed you'll be fine, as this is what your motherboard specifies. All three of the RAM modules you listed would work perfectly fine. Brand names don't ...
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Quiet desktop PC refresh

Use a tower styled CPU cooler (such as the Hyper 212 Evo) with some quiet fans running at very low RPMs (I recommend the Noctua NF-F12). Use a GPU that has the fans completely OFF when under a ...
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Cheap solution to connect PC to TV

This VGA to HDMI with audio adapter is what you are looking for. It costs a little more than you were hoping, but there aren't many of these things around, and it has a lot of good reviews. $22.42 ...
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Cheapest Mac for Xamarin.iOS development in Visual Studio

Assuming you have the rest of the hardware/don't mind sharing some with your PC a mac mini would probably be the cheapest option. Why? They're roughly about half the price of the Mac laptop models to ...
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Passive cooled graphics card for dual 4K screens

The issue is that two displays in 4K is only supported (from what I know and at the moment) by gaming cards... So in this case, you can forget cheap, passive etc. X) However, did you consider using 2 ...
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Power supply advice - 550W range

Right now on Newegg, which I am guessing is your retailer of choice, there are better options available. Corsair's PSUs are good, and like any good PSU, they aren't really going to betray you (though ...
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PC Desktop build for Blender 3d around $3000 USD

With that kind of budget, you can get just about anything you like. I've put together a build which should run everything you want to do and more just fine. PCPartPicker part list: http://...
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is it good decision to upgrade to ssd?

My laptop speed is very slow now so I decided to add 128gb SSD to it. ... My friend suggest not to upgrade my laptop to SSD and it will not boost the speed. Your friend might be right if you're just ...
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Cheapest Mac for Xamarin.iOS development in Visual Studio

I am bit late though thought of sharing the idea of renting MacInCloud The above company offers Mac rentals starting at $1 per hour and $20.00 per month which is more than sufficient for individual ...
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Cheap solution to connect PC to TV

There are a couple of things you could do.... Option 1: VGA to HDMI Adapter The cheapest one I found with relatively good ratings was (at the time of this post) $17 available on Amazon. VGA being ...
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Will this computer fullfill my expectations?

Most important question is what is your budget and what will you use it for ? Also I have some doubts about your setup and I will list them below changing some elements to "better" or "compatible": ...
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Older model vs new model PSU

The old one is going to be just fine; it has not degraded and PSU technology has not changed significantly in the past 3 years. Aside from my own personal experience with pulling out heavily used ...
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Quiet desktop PC refresh

A Newegg tech advisor noted that Asus and Lenovo case designs tend to be pretty quiet. Rather than build I decided this time to buy a Lenovo 300-20ish on sale, which was actually cheaper than ...
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GPU for Asus ROG Swift PG279Q (1440p)

Since you have 2 x GTX 670 in SLI, getting a GTX 1070 will not yield much performance benefits. Running SLI is never as good as running a faster, more expensive single card so I would recommend you to ...
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Pentium 4 2.8GHz or i3 1.7GHz, which one should I choose?

Explanation Performance Clock speed ('Ghz') is not all that matters when it comes to performance. Quite a few things can dictate how well a certain CPU performs, including but not limited to IPC (...
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Pentium 4 2.8GHz or i3 1.7GHz, which one should I choose?

The answer is quite straightforward: P4 has only one core, 512kb L2 cache vs 2 cores and 3MB cache. These two caracteristics have to be considered as much as clock speed. Besides, P4 is manufactured ...
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Pre-built mid-range gaming system under £600

I've been searching, from what I can find, it's nearly impossible to get a pre-built computer for under $800 with a video card with 4GB of VRAM. All of the other specifications are easy to achieve for ...
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Micro ATX Motherboard with display port

AsRock offers the cheapest sub-ATX sized board that I'd actually try to run QHD at 60Hz on: the ASRock AM1H-ITX. Per AsRock spec, the DP port is 1.2 compliant, so it should be capable of QHD/60hz. ...
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PC Desktop build for Blender 3d around $3000 USD

Here's what I'd Do: This build is similar to the build I use personally however, it has been modified to fit your requirements... I've kept all the parts from one online store (amazon.com) to help ...
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