• Help building budget PC!?

    Best answer: 1. DDR4-2400. G.Skill Ripjaws or Trident Z will work without a doubt. If DDR4 2666 or 3000 is only a few bucks more then get it. 2. Yes the specs are compatible but I don’t like your pick of parts either. The Green label cx750 is junk but the Grey label cx750 is decent. Also, I’d recommend an EVGA B3 or Corsair... show more
    Best answer: 1. DDR4-2400. G.Skill Ripjaws or Trident Z will work without a doubt. If DDR4 2666 or 3000 is only a few bucks more then get it.

    2. Yes the specs are compatible but I don’t like your pick of parts either. The Green label cx750 is junk but the Grey label cx750 is decent. Also, I’d recommend an EVGA B3 or Corsair TX. A 550w PSU is good for most cards and a 650w unit is enough for high end cards like the GTX 1080ti and AMD Vega 64.

    I agree with the other guy, get Ryzen or spring for a Core i5-8600k and a z370 motherboard. The Core i5 7500 is obsolete.
    Passmark scores
    Core i5 7500, 8088
    Core i5-8100, 8075
    Core i5-7600k, 9150
    Core i3-8350k, 9221
    Core i5 8400, 11794
    Core i5 8600k, 12794


    You can compile a build list at pcpartpicker.com and th pcpp forums are useful too. I’d buy all the parts for the build this weekend with all of the Memorial Day sales going.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I get a better processor along with my new graphics card?

    I'm gonna get a gtx 1080 pretty soon and I'm not sure if I should get a better processor along with it. I'm aiming for more frames and better graphics for about every game I own. The monitor I have is just 60hz so I'm planning on getting a 144hz later. Current specs Gigabyte GA‑Z170XP‑SLI AMD R9... show more
    I'm gonna get a gtx 1080 pretty soon and I'm not sure if I should get a better processor along with it. I'm aiming for more frames and better graphics for about every game I own. The monitor I have is just 60hz so I'm planning on getting a 144hz later. Current specs Gigabyte GA‑Z170XP‑SLI AMD R9 200 series Core i5-6600k 16GB RAM Windows 10
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is 32 gigs of RAM overkill?

    Best answer: Yes, overkill for most gaming and photo retouching purposes, but since you're not paying for it, it's no problem at all. DDR4 RAM is now some of the most expensive components on a PC these days. At modern DDR4 RAM prices, that 32-GB would likely cost anywhere between $280 to $500, depending on the... show more
    Best answer: Yes, overkill for most gaming and photo retouching purposes, but since you're not paying for it, it's no problem at all. DDR4 RAM is now some of the most expensive components on a PC these days. At modern DDR4 RAM prices, that 32-GB would likely cost anywhere between $280 to $500, depending on the performance and quality of the RAM, which is about the same prices as a very high-end CPU nowadays. That's just nutty prices, traditionally RAM hasn't been that expensive: usually for the RAM, you should expect to pay only about half the price of your CPU, more or less. So getting such a gift for free is a really expensive gift.

    There is currently a lawsuit that has been filed against memory chip manufacturers, alleging that they are colluding with each other to keep the prices of RAM artificially high.
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • I have a question about a Dell Computer?

    My dad got a Dell Optiplex 780 from a friend, and on the tag it says it is supposed to be Windows 7 Operated, but for some reason it has Windows XP on it, and it refuses to work with the Windows XP. He cant factory reset it to get it to work and has been trying to get Windows 7 back on it but no luck since we... show more
    My dad got a Dell Optiplex 780 from a friend, and on the tag it says it is supposed to be Windows 7 Operated, but for some reason it has Windows XP on it, and it refuses to work with the Windows XP. He cant factory reset it to get it to work and has been trying to get Windows 7 back on it but no luck since we don't have a disk or a USB that has a bootable version of it on it. So what can he do to fix this Dell Computer?
    12 answers · 5 days ago
  • Custom Watercooling... I'm gonna need a bit of help?

    I am wanting to do a custom watercooling setup for both my GPU and CPU... and I have no F***ing idea on where to start... yes I read the sticky on Toms hardware and I still do not know what to buy or where. Build: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor Gigabyte - X470 AORUS GAMING 5 WIFI ATX AM4... show more
    I am wanting to do a custom watercooling setup for both my GPU and CPU... and I have no F***ing idea on where to start... yes I read the sticky on Toms hardware and I still do not know what to buy or where. Build: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor Gigabyte - X470 AORUS GAMING 5 WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8GB Gaming 8G Video Card I was looking at this for a CPU waterblock mainly because it looks nice and it fits https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fb-ga-x470-... and it all has to fit Inside of a Thermaltake - The Tower 900 ATX Full Tower Case If you want to take a look at the build here's the link https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CH3HGG I just want something that will keep the CPU and the GPU cooled and not have it look like a piece of ****. If you could please tell me what to do and what to buy, I would very much appreciate it.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can a hard drive be read if one of the pins of the built-in SATA power section is broken off?

    I asked a similar question earlier, but I wanted to refine it.
    I asked a similar question earlier, but I wanted to refine it.
    11 answers · 6 days ago
  • CPU Problem...?

    Got a new motherboard and CPU, and i need major help, With the Metallic Holder the PC starts but doesnt boot, if i release the metallic holder the PC starts normally, but if i hold my finger over the cpu the cpu doesnt heat up, and if i put the metallic holder back it wont start, please advice?
    Got a new motherboard and CPU, and i need major help, With the Metallic Holder the PC starts but doesnt boot, if i release the metallic holder the PC starts normally, but if i hold my finger over the cpu the cpu doesnt heat up, and if i put the metallic holder back it wont start, please advice?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Did I kill my cpu?

    Placed a new 8th gen cpu into a 7th gen motherboard and the computer would turn off immediately after I would try to turn it on. Ultimately figured out I goofed and did what I said above. Anyways, I am wondering if that would have hurt or damaged my new cpu as I have a new motherboard otw I plan to identify it for?
    Placed a new 8th gen cpu into a 7th gen motherboard and the computer would turn off immediately after I would try to turn it on. Ultimately figured out I goofed and did what I said above. Anyways, I am wondering if that would have hurt or damaged my new cpu as I have a new motherboard otw I plan to identify it for?
    10 answers · 6 days ago
  • Which PC is the best for digitising large amounts of media content and why?

    I need a PC that has the ability to digitise 1.5 TB of media content such as photographic films and vhs videos at a fast speed, which PC is the most efficient to handle such a task?
    I need a PC that has the ability to digitise 1.5 TB of media content such as photographic films and vhs videos at a fast speed, which PC is the most efficient to handle such a task?
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • What computer?

    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is my Hp DVD-RAM GH60L ATA drive even capable of burning CDs?

    I wanna make my own CD audio soundtracks on my own computer but it seems like my disk drive isnt even capable of burning. Is this model of disk drive even capable of that?
    I wanna make my own CD audio soundtracks on my own computer but it seems like my disk drive isnt even capable of burning. Is this model of disk drive even capable of that?
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why I can't maker my new computer work?

    I just built a computer (it's the first time I do it) Everything seems to be fine and everything turns on, exept for one of the case's fans and the mouse and key board, which I tasted, and they work. When I turn on the computer and the monitor, it shows a square with the title "Monitor Status" And... show more
    I just built a computer (it's the first time I do it) Everything seems to be fine and everything turns on, exept for one of the case's fans and the mouse and key board, which I tasted, and they work. When I turn on the computer and the monitor, it shows a square with the title "Monitor Status" And it say that it's scanning for an HDMI and VGA; then the screen turns black and the same appears after like 2 seconds but instead of scanning it says that there's no signal for neither the HDMI or the VGA, and then it goes into sleeping mode. The square also Shows "Auto-swich: on", but I don't know what this means, and "Optimal mode: 1920x1080 60Hz", and I think this is just information about the screen. This happens everytime a turn on the manitor while it is connected to the computer, and the computer doesn't even have to be on for this to happen. Also, the motherboard shoots two beeps when the computer turns on, but I didn't find anything about the meaning of those two beeps in the  beep code specifications of the manual. Does anyone have an idea of what's wrong? Could it be that one of the components of the computer isn't working propertly? The components that I'm using are, an intel dh61ww mother board, an intel i5-3570k processor, a cool master v650 power supply, nvidia GT 610 grafics card, vengeance 8GB ram, and a vivo smart case...I would love your responses specially if they help, thanks in advance.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • I cracked my computer screen what should I do?

    Best answer: Many models of the iMac have an outer glass sheet that can be replaced for not much money. Use a suction cup or two at corners to release the glass and frame from the magnetic retainer inside. Buy a new outer glass from on line sources. Or go to the Apple store to see what they suggest. If the image panel,... show more
    Best answer: Many models of the iMac have an outer glass sheet that can be replaced for not much money. Use a suction cup or two at corners to release the glass and frame from the magnetic retainer inside. Buy a new outer glass from on line sources. Or go to the Apple store to see what they suggest. If the image panel, called an LCD screen is broken, that will be a higher cost.
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is this a good starting gaming pc?

    I bought this pc pre-built mainly because I don’t know how to build my own.. I payed about $1175 Was this a good deal or could I have done better with that price? Specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz [4.35GHz Turbo] Eight-Core 20MB Cache 105W Processor HDD: 3TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD MEMORY:... show more
    I bought this pc pre-built mainly because I don’t know how to build my own.. I payed about $1175 Was this a good deal or could I have done better with that price? Specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz [4.35GHz Turbo] Eight-Core 20MB Cache 105W Processor HDD: 3TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG Z1) VIDEO: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready MOTHERBOARD: MSI X470 GAMING PLUS AM4 ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1, Gbt LAN, 3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why do i keep getting FPS drops?

    21 answers · 2 weeks ago