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    want to buy a new PC please help (india)

    hello friends my name is bittu im from india currently in ahmedabad.... finally its time to buy myself a new CPU and im a lifelong gamer. BUDGET- 60,000 (just for CPU and keyboard) i already have a screen and mouse. guys please suggest something here, because inspite of being a gamer my...
  2. T

    100$ Graphic card

    are available two equivalent cards the rx 570 8gb press for 100 $ and the gtx 1060 3gb gigabite for 110 which is better ??? both are cheap, what should I buy?
  3. A

    What Graphic Card Should I get ?????

    Hello i have a trouble choosing my next graphic card. here in my country prices are a bit crazy so theres two cards in my mind want to get one of them - Gtx 1070ti Msi gaming price 389.5$ new Or the cheapest Rtx 2060 Asus turbo (blower style) 399.5$ new or should i wait for new amds...
  4. storm-chaser

    Help me choose a mid-high end graphics card for my Phenom II rig

    I'm hoping to take advantage of a better graphics card for playing games from the 2014 to 2016 era (preference for first person shooters). Current Video card is a GeForce 740 GT. -Biostar A880GZ Mainboard (needing a single video card - NO crossfire support) -Antec NeoPower 650W Blue power...
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    Which Gaming laptop should I buy?

    Which amongst these would b good for gaming? ASUS TUF FX505DY-BQ002T 15.6-inch FHD Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 5-3550H/8GB/1TB HDD/Windows 10/Radeon RX 560X 4GB Graphics/2.20 Kg), Black https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07MSK34LL/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_hw0RCbB3Q0G75 ASUS F570 ( AMD Quad Core R5-2500...
  6. Splinterdog

    A chance to upgrade CPU and mobo, but is it worth it?

    My main machine is shown in my PC specs (Ryzen 2600X), but my work machine, which is for daily use, including customer work, which sometimes includes HDD diags and data copying and back up, but I also do a fair bit of video rendering and graphics work too. I don't game much with it, but when I...
  7. Aqeel Shahzad

    Threadripper with RTX build

    Hello techpowerup. As per customer’s demand i am and will have to build this pc instead of lga3647. So here we go... Processor: Threadripper 2990wx Motherboard: Asus (recomendation) Ram: Gskill or Corsair (64gb 3200mhz) Gpu: 2x GTX2080Ti Storage: Samsung 970 pro NVME 512gb Powersupply...
  8. bonehead123

    Photoshop Rig Build advice

    Hello all, I will be building a rig for a customer who wants it primarily for Window 10pro & photoshop work (semi-pro), and would like opinions on the current state of the software, in terms of multi-core/thread capabilities, memory/scratch disk usage, and graphics needs for the best...
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    Upgrade cpu or gpu

    I have an i5 8400, 2x Samsung C24FG70FQU and a sapphire rx 580 nitro+ 4gb oc'ed to rx 590 performance What would give me the most performance gain, an i5 k cpu (mabye a i7 8700 non k if i can find one cheap?) or a gtx 1660 ti (same perfomance as a gtx 1070 or better). I get som tax money back...
  10. Wolvyreen

    New build with decent budget

    Hi Guys, Building a new rig here and as siggested by other, I figured I would heed their advice and start my own build thread. In My countries currency, my budget is +-R40 000 South African Rands. The two components that I have settled on at this stage is the GPU and CPU. I am still...
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    Upgrade my build please help

    Hello community so i have a aorus GTX 1080ti with me which i am using right now on i5 4460 and i do see huge bottle neck. I need community help for what is best as im looking for an upgrade and better check before buy. There is always something new coming and i have read news about Ryzen...
  12. EntropyZ

    I want to make a final decision on GPU replacement

    Okay, if anyone wants to throw in their two cents I'm running GeForce GTX 1070 @ 2100MHz which I got for £310, of course now the street price is much lower. I've narrowed down my choices: GTX 1080 Ti or RTX 2070. A used 1080 Ti will set me back around ~50% provided I sell the 1070. I get no...
  13. Prima.Vera

    Cheap NUC to play HDR 10bit 4K movies

    Hello, Planing to buy a small and cheap NUC or small box/device just for playing HDR 4K movies on my 4K TV via standard HDMI. Can anyone recommend please a cheap variant? I'm not gaming, just for music, movies and web browsing. But the CPU/GPU should be capable of playing those type of movies...
  14. Animalpak

    Upgrade from z97 to z390

    Guys i need some opinions about my next upgrade after 5 year im still using z97 chipset and the i7 4790k. Time for me is to step up, even i see that is still a good system. Current setup: Asus Maximus XI Impact z97 ( mini ITX ) Intel 4790k Corsair Dominator DDR3 1866 mhz 2x8 GB Samsung M.2 960...
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    Help needed with upgrading PC desktop from 2012

    Here are specs: CPU: i5-3570k at stock. I will install a custom cooler and overclock. All this time it had the intel stock cooler lol GPU: gtx 680 lightning (replacing it) OS SSD: Plextor 128gb HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 1tb (this is starting to crap out, will replace it with new SSD) RAM...
  16. E-Bear

    phenom 1090T x6 @ 60$ Worth it?

    As my title says does it worth it? I already have full parts setup except the cpu is just an Athlon AM3. I can fit a Phenom AM3 onto the mobo so is it a good price for performance ?
  17. bubbleawsome

    Torn between buying a prebuilt or building my own

    I know, I know, it's crazy talk. But hear me out :laugh: My mom is currently using a mid-2010 27" iMac with the 2c i5 in it, and a 5400rpm drive. It's so slow at this point that it's driving her (and me) insane. For an upgrade she would've loved to go Apple, but with how anti-repair the new...
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    Help me guys: GTX 1070ti or RTX 2070?

    Hi! Im looking to buy a new GPU. Im from Argentina, so the price are more higher than EEUU/Europe. I have this two on mind, but i dont know which one to buy. EVGA GTX 1070TI FTW2 ICX for $582 usd dollars (or $23.300 Argentine pesos in my country) with Free shipping. OR Zotac Mini RTX 2070 for...
  19. DuxCro

    Upgrade for i7 3930K?

    I decided to upgrade from my i7 3930K CPU. Which requires a new MBO and RAM. Which CPU do you think would be a good upgrade? I am fine with either intel or AMD. I do a lot of Twitch streaming so video encoding capabilities are important. Thank you.
  20. Gorstak

    Neighbour's PC refresh

    My first neighbour is a regular guest at my apartment. He got some larger ammount of money today, and asked me to help him get a few components he's not happy with. He likes to place his trust into hands of top honchos, like Intel, Asus, Nvidia. He wants "top quality" for his money, and it...
  21. waspman3372

    Looking to upgrade. Where should I start? Am thinking SSD??

    UserBenchmarks: Game 46%, Desk 66%, Work 40% CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K - 80.9% GPU: Nvidia GTX 960 - 43.9% SSD: SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB - 46.4% HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB - 109.8% RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB - 53.8% MBD: MSI Z97 PC Mate(MS-7850) Got this off User benchmark PC...
  22. NTM2003

    Should I upgrade?

    If I decide to get a 2080 will I need to upgrade to the 9th gen intel chips or will it run smooth with the CPU I got now? I’m just thinking not sure yet if I want to. Really haven’t been using my pc much anymore but like to keep it up to date with new hardware.
  23. HuLkY

    ITX Case upgrade opinion

    Hello All, I have a Silverstone SG13 and the only catch I found about it is the GPU limitations I am having with it, wish it was 3cms longer and 1.5cm wider, anyways I was hoping to find a good alternative and I found the Cougar QBX to be a good one! the thing is that I have a Corsair H80i V2...
  24. Hellfire

    Time for a new build (Go big or go home)

    So it's time for a new PC build for me, I'd appreciate feedback on the below, I know it may be considered Overkill but if I can afford it and have the ability to do it, why not. PARTS Case: Corsair Obsidian 1000D Obsidian 1000D 8x 120mm Fan Tray (Additional for top mount) Fans: Front: 16 x...
  25. wolfaust

    New PC Build for Gaming (!) with New Pieces of Hardware

    Hello, I have a PC which I'm using for 3 years, and I want to upgrade some parts, but I'm not sure if I really could do that. So, I need your advice to decide. I created a thread on TechPowerUp Forums to get professional advice, they were pretty good and helped me a lot! Now, I need your...