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  1. Syribo

    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    My husband is planning to upgrade from his current CPU/mobo/RAM and I’m looking for some advice. He currently is running a 7600K, 16GB Crucial Ballistix LT DDR4-2400 RAM, and MSI Z270 Gaming 5 mobo (Paired with a 1080ti) He games a ton on it, and also streams to Twitch. His current setup has...
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    Wondering if I made the right choice still.

    After five years I finally decided it was time to update my PC. My 4690K has held up well, and is actually still very useable. But after having to stop at micro center for something else this week.. I decided to update on impulse. I ended up with a 9600K, MSI Gaming Plus Mobo and 16gb of crucial...
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    Can't decide the best avenue for upgrade.

    4690K 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 RAM MSI Gaming 5 Motherboard EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W PSU My PC has been serving me well for just about four years now. Everything was decent until my 980 ti bit the dust. Sent it in to MSI back in April, and finally 10 days ago they get back to me and say they have no...
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    Piecing together a build for my nephew.

    My nephew has been saving up for a while from his various jobs, and finally wants a decent gaming desktop. So I'm going to put it together for him. PC will be primarily for gaming only. Competitive gaming, shooters, etc. His budget is $1500 USD, tax and shipping included. We live on Long Island...
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    New Build for Canadian Friend

    EDIT: He did tell me he could up his budget to $2500CAD if it would help, and if it's a smart idea to upgrade from his current PC. Currently having trouble piecing together a computer for my friend in Ontario, Canada. It seems like the prices on video cards especially are incredibly inflated...
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    Quality of Life Upgrade for PC

    My current system: 4690k at 4.0GHz right now MSI 980ti 16GB DDR3 RAM Crucial SSD + Samsung Evo 850 SSD EVGA SuperNOVA 750w PSU Win 10 I'm wondering what the best use of my money would be if I wanted to go about upgrading my current computer a bit. As much as I've wanted to grab a 1080ti, I feel...
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    Major issues with a friends computer.. I'm completely baffled.

    We have tried troubleshooting for 3 days, and for the first time ever, I'm stumped. His build is: MSI Gaming 5 Z97 Motherboard 4690K + Arctic Liquid Freezer 120 MSI 970 in SLI 16GB of Crucial RAM EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850W PSU Crucial 250GB SSD Windows 10 (No overclocks, this is at stock) His...
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    Possible upgrading two PC's, or building new one.

    I am happy with my PC I built just over a year and a half ago. I have a 4690K, 16GB RAM, MSI Gaming 5 motherboard (All the specs are in my signature) Well, my father just informed me he wants me to build him a desktop. Something he can just use for everyday stuff, streaming movies and shows...
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    970 Downclocking in games

    My friend got an MSI 970 4G Gaming recently and is having a weird problem. When he starts up the computer and opens a game, the card is fine. Clocks are fine, everything is fine. But then if he exits it and goes back to open it at some other point, the card seems to be downclocking itself.. or...
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    Upgrade this month.. 970 SLI or 980 ti..

    Right now I run a single MSI 970 4G I am really on the fence about what to do. I can either get a second 970, or I can sell my current one and get a 980 Ti... I game at 1440p, and would like to max out the games I play. Mainly I want to be able to fully max out Final Fantasy XIV with DX11 at...
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    Trouble Reformatting/Installing Windows 8.1

    Was having some issues and decided I need a fresh install of Windows. Backed up my important stuff, put in my 8.1 CD, restart, format the drive, etc. setup goes through until after it restarts the first time... Then just hangs at the Windows logo. That's it. I tried setting my CPU back to...
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    Monitor for portrait mode

    I'm really loving the idea of having one monitor in portrait mode for web browsing and stuff. I've been doing it on and off for the last month with my BenQ XL2720Z... but... the awful viewing angles on this thing make it hard to tolerate. I use my AOC Q2770PQU as my main monitor, the BenQ on the...
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    Question about GPU's and a 5th Monitor

    Probably a stupid question. I have a 970 GTX. To that, I have hooked up three 27" screens and a 50".. using all four inputs. If I wanted to have a fifth screen for some reason, would I be able to put in my old 8800GTS and have the screen connected to that? I know my motherboard itself has...
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    Should I bother with a new soundcard?

    My Creative X-Fi Xtreme PCI-Express sound card that came with my MSI P7N Diamond motherboard back when I put my old build together back in 2008 just bit the dust finally. I was using the optical input on it, but I've since been using the on-board audio with my new build (MSI Gaming 5 motherboard...
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    AOC Q2770PQU?

    Okay... I'm ready to pull the trigger on one more attempt on a monitor. I had posted about trying the ASUS VG248E, and not being happy (Mainly the size.. downsizing from 27" to 24" was not right for me). So I went with a BenQ XL2720Z... Well.. I don't know how happy I am with it. I realize that...
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    Question: How happy should you be with a display?

    I'm really wondering this. I never thought of myself as picky with monitors or TV's.. I used a Samsung 245T (1920x1200 VA panel) for about 7 years until it died last year. I really loved that monitor. I was on a tight budget, so I got myself a replacement.. a cheap Acer G276HL. $170, 27"...
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    Gaming Monitor advice..

    So I'm in the process of saving and budgeting finances to be able to buy a new main monitor.. I've been doing research literally every day, but I just still can't decide. I'm not too picky, though. I was happy with my Samsung 245T for 6 years until it died, even though I know how many people...
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    Display Issue

    I'm wondering why exactly this happens.. Let's see if I can explain it properly. To my GPU I have four screens hooked up. Two 27"Acer LEDs via DVI. An old 15" LCD via DP. And my Samsung TV through HDMI. When I restart my computer, the two DVI screens will work, and the HDMI connected...
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    Strange specific graphic issue with my 970

    So I'm having a strange issue. I am pretty sure this began since I swapped my 650 ti boost SC for my 970 GTX, I don't think I noticed this before. I also updated my Nvidia driver the day I got my 970. So.. I am ONLY having a graphic issue in one game, FFXIV: A Realm Reborn. The other games...
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    4690K and Seidon 120V

    I built this PC a month ago (All specs are in my signature), and almost immediately overclocked it to 4.2GHz with the voltage at 1.200, no issues since then Temps not bad, no lockups. I kinda wanted to try to push it a little more, though. So I'm at 4.4GHz with 1.200, seems stable so far...
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    Build for a Friend

    Friend is wanting to upgrade (I may or may not have corrupted him into it with my own recent build :P Oops). Trying to pick out the best parts, and prices, for him since he currently lives in Japan. I think everything is answered! 1) The primary use will be for gaming. Possibility of video...
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    Question about game streaming.

    So since I built my new PC (All the specs are in my signature) I've finally been able to stream via Twitch. I stream FFXIV a lot, I even streamed Sims 4, whatever I'm playing. For me, it seems a little slower or laggier than I thought it would be for my system? Is my build not sufficient enough...
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    A lot of problems.

    So my PC has been running perfectly since I built it last month. A few days ago, some crazy stuff started to happen after it restarted after installing some windows updates. I usually turn automatic updates off... but I forgot ugh. Well, I noticed some random strange things. For one, text...
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    Active or Passive Display Port Adapter

    Quick question... I keep researching this for a friend and can't figure it out. He's trying to get a third monitor working, but he can't get more than two monitors enabled at a time. I believe it's the Display Port. The one he got, it doesn't specify whether it's active or passive.. can anyone...
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    Wow, it's been a while!

    I don't know if anyone even remembers me well after all these years LOL. I missed this forum. I found it really hard to be here the last few years because I really couldn't afford to build a new PC, and mine was not holding up so well. The jealous-ness was overwhelming haha. But I finally have...
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    Upgrading in a few days, Thoughts?!

    So my birthday is in two days, which means I am finally going to allow myself to spend the money to upgrade after all these years. I'm planning to buy the parts on Monday. I need to spend the least amount of money possible, I didn't want to spend over $400.. but right now I'm at $454 including...
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    Best/Any way to Upgrade?

    So.. it's now been 6 years since the forum helped me put together my very first build. And, well.. it's served me very well but it is just not holding up so well anymore. I do not have the funds to completely build a new system, I almost really can't afford to even upgrade my current one.. but...
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    New Gaming Build

    My boyfriend is looking into a new build, and while I'm researching parts and deals myself, you guys always helped me way more and save WAY MORE money that I ever could do on my own! :) So any advice is appreciated! 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc...
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    Curious about possibly upgrading from my 8800GTS SLI

    Honestly, my build has served me very well since I originally put it together. I haven't had any problems playing any of the games that I play, or doing pretty much anything. Since I don't play too many graphic intensive PC games, I can get away with high settings on a lot of the ones I DO play...
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    Should my computer be this "slow" now? (Video files)

    Not sure which category to put this in, but it seems like a general question. So, my computer (The first one in my signature) that I put together about 4 years ago has been kinda driving me nuts lately. Now, I know it's extremely outdated now technically.. But.. I assumed that it should still...
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    High CPU Temps, Summer

    The specs of the system in question is in my signature. The Q6600 machine. Also, because of the heat and summer time, I always put it at stock and do not OC it. Only in the fall and winter do I OC it. So it's at stock speed. We are having a pretty gross heat wave here in the Northeast, as...
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    New build, $800 budget

    A friend of mine is ready for a new computer, but he wants one "from scratch", so I'm going to help him along with actually putting it together, since he's never done it before, and trying to find the best bang for his buck. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web...
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    Strange Errors and Issues I have never encountered..

    Okay.. I have no idea how to even explain all of this properly, and all of the computers I have ever fixed or built in my life, I have never seen anything happen quite like this. And because of what happened, I am not able to type out word for word what some of the errors were but I will try my...
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    Laptop wouldn't boot or show drive.. Bought new HDD and..

    ..still not working! I'm trying to see if I can fix a laptop from my friend. It's an HP Pavillion with Vista on it. The problem was that it wouldn't booth up and would just show: No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key I tried the Diagnostic Tests from the BIOS startup...
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    Feels good to be back.

    Does anyone remember me anyway? I'm sure you don't :X I haven't been folding for a while... In my tiny bedroom, I could no longer keep up with the heat my systems were producing. But I have now moved from that room and have better circulation! So since yesterday, I am back into the folding...
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    Reinstalling XP, scratched CD

    Okay so.. I've totally had this problem before (http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1418758) And I'm not sure how I ended up getting the installation to work in the end.. (Also, I have my XP serial number and everything.. it's on the sticker on the side of the case :) ) My old Dell...
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    Reinstalling XP, scratched CD

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    Build for a friend :D

    My friend is thinking about getting a new desktop and I'm not sure if it's possible to find the parts for what she is looking for within her desired price range :x She really most importantly wants to be able to play The Sims 3 hehe. I would be putting together the system, I have knowledge of...
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    Oldish Computer Not Powering Up

    First I wanted to say thanks (yet again ;)) for the help in http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1433928 that thread. Got the new router, and my network is up and running again :) But now I'm having ANOTHER problem, of course right? My Dell Dimension 4550 that I bought back in 2003 will...
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    "Local Access" Annoyance, no network..

    Okay... I'm on my last bit of patience here because I just can not figure out WTF happened here. Last night, when playing WoW, I was disconnected 8 times. I decided to restart my connection. I turn off the modem and router.. leave them unplugged for a bit.. then plug them back in.. and boom...
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