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    PC noise level; need to make this quieter

    I'm on a mission to reduce the overall noise that my PC makes. I use a Corsair Carbide 540 Air case with three 140mm Corsair LL RGB fans and a Corsair H100i V2 with 2x 120mm SP120L fans. I think the main culprit of noise is the radiator and it's fans. Sometimes, particularly when gaming, en...
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    Manual clocking the 3900x

    I'm not much of an overclocker, but my system was running hot with stock settings (1.4v), so I started to do some research and found a detailed post on what to do to manually set clock speed and voltage. Right now I'm at 1.275 volts and seeing stable 4.2 Ghz speeds with temperatures not...
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    RGB Setup

    I have Corsair Carbine Air 540 and in it, an Aorus X570 Ultra. For the longest time I've been wanting to swap out the fans that came with the case and add some RGB ones, but Corsair nomenclature for everything is very confusing. Right now, I'd like to add 3 140mm RGB fans to the case and my...
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    Does anyone have a 3700x boosting to 4.4 Ghz?

    I can't seem to push mine past 4.3 Ghz on a couple of the cores. Tried Cinebench, Battlefield V, no cigar. My averages range between 3.6 and 4.1. What could be causing that?
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    Struggling to decide on memory for 3700x build

    I have an incoming 3700x and an Aorus Ultra x570 board that will be here later this week. I'm struggling to find adequate memory for it as I keep reading so many different stories... I currently have the Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 C15 (2x8 GB) kit and according to what I've read I want at...
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    Mobo for Ryzen 7 3800X

    I'm planning on getting a Ryzen 7 3800x to replace my i5 7600K. With that, comes a new motherboard. Wondering what mobo has the best bang for the buck for this new processor. Ideally, I'd like something with plenty of USB 3 ports and one or two USB-C ports. I don't really want to break the bank...
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    Pimp my system

    Title might be misleading; I need some advice on options to upgrade. While this system works really well for me, lately I've been doing a lot of video work and would like something that can render video faster. I don't want the best system possible; I'll settle for noticeable improvement for...
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    Fast portable hard drives?

    I typically use portable hard drives to keep backups of important things, in addition to other backups I have in place. The two drives I have are getting old and super slow. I'm getting about 50 MB/s on one of them right now, so I want to replace it. Looking for something with at least 2TB...
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    Best Speed/Price ratio?

    Looking to get a 1 GB SSD sometime this week. I've been out of touch for months. What does everyone recommend in terms of highest speed at the best price? Thanks!
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    Dell P4317Q multi display questions

    I was eyeballing this monitor and wondering if it was right for me but had a couple of questions. I watch streaming TV all the time while doing stuff. With my 34" curved it works ok, but I would like to see if I can improve it, particularly when I want to have 2 streaming websites up at the...
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    i5 7600K vs 8600K

    If I have an i5 7600K, is there a huge advantage in upgrading to a 8600K given that I also have to buy a mobo? I mostly use it to play Battlefield, Elite Dangerous and a few other games. Will it provide a significant and noticeable difference in speed?
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    Cheapest NAS setup that works with Google Drive?

    I'm exploring the possibility of getting a NAS setup for my house. I currently mirror things in the same computer and would like to detach my backup from my box and be able to access that information remotely. By backup, I mean not using RAID1, but actually copying over the data periodically or...
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    Need a new mouse for work

    So my Logitech M325 needs replacement. I use it mostly for office work, including some Photoshop and video editing. I don't need anything spectacular, but I was wondering if there are lesser known brands that are cheaper and have a similar level of precision and reliability (and works with a...
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    Best 34" curved monitor for under $800?

    What's the best 34" curved monitor for under $800 these days? I'd like to use it to play Battlefield and maybe other games, as well as do day-to-day stuff on the computer. I have a GeForce 1070.
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    Logitech Orion Spark G910 any good?

    Can anyone provide input around this keyboard? Is it any good? Pros, cons?
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    CPU_FAN vs W_PUMP connectors

    I have a new Corsair H100i v2 cooler and the instructions mentioned that I should plug the pump tothe CPU_FAN connector. However, my motherboard (Maxumus IX Hero) has a W_PUMP connector. I used CPU_FAN and it works fine, but I was wondering if a better choice would be to use the W_PUMP pins to...
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    Check out my build; help needed

    I'm trying to build a new PC that I use for work and then gaming. I play Battefield and some other occasional game, but I want it to look good. Lately, with Battlefield 1 I'm noticing stutter in some smoke/fog situations. I've also had this computer for 3 years now and want to upgrade anyway...
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    Here's my rig. How can I convert to water cooling?

    I'm pretty much 100% ignorant as far as water cooling goes. I wanted to see what do I need to convert my current setup to a more silent water cooled rig. I'm not sure if it is even worth it given that I don't overclock or do anything weird, but I'd love to get a quieter system. Here's my...
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    Advice for LED lighting behind monitors

    I'm looking to add some LEDs to the back of my monitors to reduce eye strain. Are there any tried and true solutions for this? Ideally, I'd want the full color spectrum and to have colors selectable by me. I've seen a few on Amazon, but they look really, really cheap. IKEA is out of their...
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    Advice on upgrading my PC

    A year ago, I came to this forum for advice on which components to use to build my PC. The result was great and I built a solid system and never regretted anything. I just moved and during the move, the wifi antennas of the motherboard became loose (I think beyond reasonable repair) and now...
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    Help setting up a small living room

    Hi guys. Not particularly an audiophile, but I do have a question and I was wondering if you could help me navigate these waters. I don't know the first thing about audio or equipment, so these are fairly basic troubles. I just moved in to a house that has 4 ceiling speakers in the ceiling of...
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    How to extend wifi coverage in a medium home?

    I bought a Netgear WNDR4300 ( ) and it works pretty well. However, it is located in the ground floor of my house. The top floor doesn't get coverage that is good enough. How can I extend the range on...
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    No contract, pay as you go, phones?

    I'm moving to the US in about a week and it will take about another two weeks to begin working with the company that is transferring me. They cannot give me a phone until I start working there. Are there any good, cheap, Android phones that have GPS? I'm looking to pull my email, navigate...
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    Asus MX279H

    Hi all! I'm finishing defining my new rig and I'm stuck with displays. I'm really interested in the Asus MX279H because of its design and thin bezel. It is...
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    Build or just go with gaming laptop?

    So, I've been thinking about getting a gaming system that is able to handle my Battlefield addiction as well as other stuff from work and such. I've gone to Newegg and built a system (feedback more than welcome) for 2500 bucks: ntel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 6-Core 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)...