Forum discussion tagged with Build.
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    Solved! I need help upgrading my computer for Oculus Rift

    As the title says, I need help upgrading my computer for VR games. Most games run fine, but a game called Beat Saber (, was laggy, so I upgraded my video card from an MSI Afterburner GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GT OC to a ZOTAC...
  2. K

    Home Theater Computer Build Help

    I am looking to build a compact home theater computer, looking at what I googled online for parts and wondering if this is the correct components to get. Most important for me is the case and motherboard and what is important to have on it. I can spend around 750-1000...
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    Looking to build an awesome htpc need help never built a computer

    Want to build a PC that can play DVDs and blue Ray's that I can then stream kinda like netflix to my TV with out internet as I'm in the country and dont want to pay stupid prices for satellite
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    Solved! need help picking speakers for PC

    hey I just need speakers for my new PC build. I want something with two speakers only since my room won't fit a subwoofer and yea that's about it. I'm looking for a balance between good bass and price
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    Solved! PC Build and Pro Tools 2018

    Hello. I subscribed to Pro Tools and download Pro Tools 2018 for Windows 10 Home. However, whenever I try to install it, it immediately freezes on the screen where it tries to install the PACE Licensing. I've read that Pro Tools gets finicky with PC builds. I don't know if I have parts that are...
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    Need help appraising my laptop

    Hi everyone, I'm looking to sell my laptop because I'm going to build a desktop pc and am no longer in need of my laptop. (I still have another very simple one for work). But I'm unsure how much I can ask for it. The specs: Acer Aspire v nitro 15. 7" screen Intel i7-6500u cpu Nvidia...
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    I just build my new PC and I don’t have my monitor yet. How do I use my laptop screen as a monitor for my new PC?

    I just buidl my new PC and i Dont have my monitor yet. Does anybody know how to use laptop screen as my monitor so I can go to the bios and install windows
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    Solved! can I take a kodi build off my tv box and download it to my andriod phone

    can I take a kodi build off my tv box and download it to my andriod phone
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    Solved! PC Build VR

    Hi all, I've been reading a little on this site and I love the passion everyone has when answering a question. As a first time PC builder, I'm not sure what specs are required for a decent VR experience but I am liking the look of an i5 8th Gen CPU and a 1080/2070 GPU. My budget is pushing a...
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    Solved! All-in-one pc as a jukebox

    So here’s what I want to do, build a wall mount jukebox, I’m thinking of a all-in-one pc touchscreen running software dwjukebox, My question is...would I need a mouse or keyboard for any reason and would the pc operate without mouse and keyboard? Would I be able to setup to start right into...
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    Solved! Will it run VR?

    Hello I was just wondering if my friends build will be able to run Oculus Rift? Thanks.
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    Solved! looking to build a reasonable pc audio system on a budget

    Hello, I am looking to upgrade my multimedia PC audio but the process of trying to research what i need/want has been daunting to say the least. In terms of my pc output I just acquired a creative labs audigy rx 7.1 with multi channel 3.5mm ports and one Toslink out. What i am looking to to is...
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    Solved! Help build PC for Multi-user VR Gaming via Virtualization

    Hey Friends, I am in the US and I'd like to build a multi-user VR PC that allows me to run four players in VR by using Virtualization and passthrough to put each player on a separate graphics card all in one machine. I am using (4)four SteamVR based headsets and running them all using the same...
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    Amazon taxes ?

    THIS IS PROBABLY THE WRONG THREAD BUT IDK WHERE ELSE TO WRITE THIS So I want to build a PC and I was wondering how much cheaper it would be if I bought the parts from and not ( I live in Italy ) . The price was 100 $ cheaper and I started thinking if I should buy...
  15. cgplays

    Budget VR Build?

    Hi, I was looking into buying a htc Vive but my current pc is a potato. What would be a good budget pc build that can run beat saber, and also not destroy my bank account. Thanks!
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    Solved! VR build upgrade (need advice)

    I am looking into getting an oculus rift in the future but need to upgrade my specs i was wondering should i upgrade my gpu or cpu and what i should upgrade it to with a budget of around 200 euro Any help appreciated Specs: CPU-AMD A10-6700 GPU-GTX 960 4gb 8gb 800mhz ddr3 ram
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    Speaker Ohm issue

    Hello, I started to build a guitar cab. It is going to be a 4x12 (4 12 inch speakers). I already bought 4 8 ohm speakers for it. I have a 4 ohm amp. Is there anyway i can wire the speakers togeather to be 4 ohms?
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    I wanna build a one speaker box out of a speaker boxes i have what kind of crossover i need that could handle it ... speaker a

    I have two sony box speakers they are 4 ohms each but i wanna build a speaker box to transfer those sony speaker to the one im building .... what kind of crossover i need that could hold my 2 4ohms speakers.... do i take one of the crossover that has inside and put with both speakers or get an 8...
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    Best passive speakers for under 500$

    Hi! so I got a used NAD amplifier and want to build a surround system. To start i want to buy 2 Speakers for a total of ~400$. What are my best options? Thank you for your help!!
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    Where can I buy barebones laptop shells? Don't tell me that I can't build a laptop. I'm ready to solder. You will be dismis

    I am ready to solder and I know the socket types of laptops. I need a place to buy laptop shells. Do not tell me I can't build one because I'm ready to solder. Just because you can't solder doesn't mean you have to go on here and start going OH YOU CAN'T MAKE YOUR OWN LAPTOP. I want a...
  21. M

    768p vs 1080p laptop

    Hp ProBook 450 G5 - i5-8250u -8GB DDR4 -Nvidaia 930MX 2GB DDR3 - 1366*768 screen *ips I think - Good Build Quality Or Dell Inspiron 5570 - i7-8550u -8GB DDR4 -Radeon 530 4GB GDDR5 - 1920*1080 TN screen *bad screen - poor build quality I use laptop mostly for programming and watching movies
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    Fortnite Battle Royale - Choosing a Place to Build a Fort for Final Battle

    In Fortnite Battle Royale, winning is all about surviving the last circle. Because all of the best players will be in that circle and you will be faced with them. So it is a viable option for you to build a base there. If you want to know where to build, have a look at the guide below...
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    Fortnite Battle Royale - How to Build Faster

    Building in Fortnite Battle Royale has its own fun. You don’t have to be an architect to build decent bases in the game, but you do need to be quick. This is because you will not have time to think and build when you are building bases or doing combat building. So to know how to increase your...
  24. Ryan_78

    Warranty for used laptops not bought off specific site?

    Hello, I was thinking of purchasing a laptop from a member of a forum, and I am wondering if there are any companies that offer a warranty for a laptop that you can bring in, etc. On a side note, how good is Razer's laptop build quality?
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    Why Oh Why Did I Buy The Little Dell Blue Laptop?

    "This build of Windows will expire soon" How to Get Win 10 Preinstalled back on Dell laptop I purchased this $200.00 Dell after receiving an email offer from Dell. Offer of laptop with Win 10 installed on a 32GB SSD. Turns out to be a 32Gb eMMC flash drive (with no hard drive “C”). I...
  26. J

    Help And Feedback On First Build

    I bought a laptop about six months ago for $1140, and paid $300 for a warranty that said if it broke beyond repair, I would get my money back in store credit. Sadly, it broke. I now have $1140 in Best Buy Canada store credit, and am planning to build a PC instead of buying a pre-built because I...
  27. M

    Stardew Valley “Raising Animals” Story Quest Guide

    Story Quest Information: Quest Name: Raising Animals Quest Text: Robin, the local carpenter, lives north of town. In exchange for raw materials and money, she'll construct new buildings on your farm. You'll need her to build a coop or barn so that you can raise animals. Provided by: Complete...
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    current switch for subwoofer build possible?

    i built a subwoofer for use with my surround sound with 1300w sub, 1100w amp and 12v 30a dc psu. is there a switch to turn the psu on and off when current though low level line is not present like my receiver does after 15mins. it works great as is and @$100 for the build is awesome but uses...
  29. D

    Is my PC VR ready now?

    The reason why I’m asking this is because I asked this before, but now I changed the parts in my pc build. So will it be able to run VR games even at low settings now?http://
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    Fortnite Battle Royale - Duo Reviving Tips

    Fortnite Battle Royale becomes much more fun when you are playing with a partner. Having someone to watch your back, build with you and fight by your side is just great. And this is not just limited to these things, if you are pinned down by an enemy, you can always count on your buddy to help...
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    Can my PC run VR even at low settings?

    Hi I’m going to be building a my own gaming PC, and I was just wondering if it could run VR, even if it has to run at low settings. http://, here’s the PC build.
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    Fortnite Battle Royale - Solo Fighting Tips

    In Fortnite Battle Royale, every little thing contributes to deciding whether you are going to win. These things can be the way you gather resources, where you land, how many people you engage with, what you build, and where you build, etc. But the most important factor that has the most...
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    New PC build running Windows 7 does not recognize any audio

    The front panel audio jack as well as USB's on the front and the back do not give me anything, the Playback tab of the Sound options doesn't list my ear buds or my USB headset even when showing disabled and disconnected devices, there are no Sound tabs in dxdiag, I cannot change my volume, there...
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    $3k VR Build

    I have a pile of money that I'd like to spend on a gaming PC (VR and otherwise) that I could also use for other day-to-day activities. I'd like something powerful enough to run Fallout VR smoothly on good settings. I'd like it to also be reasonably quiet and easy to maintain. I prefer air-cooled...
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    Can I build my own DVR with parts from an existing DVR?

    I have a "never used" DirectTV DVR. I know it's useless without cable service but I was reading that with an old PC you can build your own. My question is can I use anything on the DirectTV DVR for my project, the case, hard drive, remote, etc? Thanks.
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    looking to build another computer for after effects

    Hello everyone, I need to build a stable computer for PP and AE that can handle 4K on 2 layers. I have a quadro 4000 graphic card and 12 sata hard drive. that I would like to reuse in some capacity. Can someone recommend a build? MY budget is 2000 Thanks Delbrie
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    Help me to build my new Home Cinema!

    Hi ever one, Please I need your help to setup my new home theater. The picture attached will give you all the information you want. My concerns are" - What kind of cables (HDMI, Fiber HDMI….), do I need to get 4K@60HZ image from my (computer to my projector through the denon receiver)? - Also...
  38. Graybush

    The new Your Phone App for Windows 10: Yay or Nay?

    This week, speakers at Microsoft Build announced that a new app called Your Phone will coming out for Android and iOS. It's going to be a way to connect your phone to Windows 10 and allowing you to share data, answer text messages, and swap photos without ever looking down to your device...
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    Internal Storage Damaged

    Please help me i have Huawei g6 u10 android default build in official jellybean.My phone was working correctly then after some days it stopped working and has internal storage damaged.
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    Which makes more sense - Lenovo y520 or y720?

    Don't have room for a dedicated gaming desktop to build myself at my apartment. However, I would like a decent gaming laptop around the $1000 or less price point, that is decently future-proof for at least 3 years for most games. Looking at a y520 or y720. Already picked up a y520 from costco...
  41. D

    Problem Switching from Firefox to Chrome

    Win 7, 64bit Home Edition, Firefox 59.0.2 (64bit), Chrome 66.0.3359.139 (Official Build) (64-bit) I want to completely switch from Firefox to Chrome so I need to import ALL my Firefox data to Chrome including Browsing History, Favorites/Bookmarks, Saved Passwords, Search Engines and Autofill...
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    GT1030 4K lagging

    Recently bought a GT1030 after reading a bit about it, mainly the parts that say the card can handle 4k and HDR just fine. I decided to use it in my old PC that I no longer use and build a HTPC. Just got it last week and so far I haven't been able to use it without some moderate lagging when...
  43. S

    build a subwoofer box with 2 subs one front one down firing? bad idea?

    build a subwoofer box with 2 subs one front one down firing for home theater. basically im thinking of building a sub box with 2 subs 8" or 10". divide and port the box the to the front lower corner have one firing down and one firing front. plan to use it with home theater system(hooked to pc)...
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    Build my laptop help - fast $1200-$1500

    I am looking to build a laptop that is windows based and will be used for work. Most important software needing to run fast and not crash frequently are Excel w macros and up to 1,000 rows, and Adobe Creative Cloud used mostly for video and audio editing/rendering. I am returning my HP Omen and...
  45. L

    Solved! New VR pc VARJO

    Hi all So im going to build a new VR PC at the moment just wondering if anyone has found any leaked varjo specs yet? would love to buy one of these VR's at the end of the year when they are released but dont want to upgrade the PC again at the end of the year. TIA
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    Building PC for VR, need advice

    I want to build a pc capable of high-level gaming for regular games and VR. As of now thinking Vive plus the strap for 360/room maybe Pimax 8k, depending on reviews. First time building a pc from scratch. Here, I have my Realistic build:
  47. A

    Which software should i use?

    I wanted to build 12× gtx 1080 ti mining rig. But i can't decide wether should i use smos or nicehash. So if you could tell me which one should i use. Or if you have any other mining programme please tell me.
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    Can i do anything about this build without buying a new motherboard?

    Hi, i'm new to this community and thought i'd give it a shot. So about a year ago i got my income tax and went to micro center to build a custom pc, i got a pretty good deal (from what i knew) and got an 'ok' build for around 800 dollars. Problem is i didn't put enough effort into finding the...
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    No sound/poor sound quality (WIN 10, driver problem)

    The issue: No sound/poor sound quality I have the following PC: ================== * OS: Windows 10 Home Edition, Version 10.0.16299 Build 16299 * System Model: Aspire SW3-013 * System Type: X86-based PC * System SKU: Aspire SW3-013_1007_1.02 * Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU Z3735F @...
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    Solved! Floating Point Friendly Laptop

    Needed some help finding a good laptop or laptop build. I listed some requirements below. Please feel free to add in with specific laptops, components, ideas, and/or flame. lots of floating point operations (computational physics stuff) parallel seems to do better on my machine handle bursts of...
  51. P

    Which Laptop to choose from the links below

    Heyho :) Which machine would be the best to buy? Like, build quality/cooling and whatever reasons you'll find to buy it :) I'll list from cheap-to expensive with comments * Cheap, 17", some articles say it gets pretty hot * overall it seems to be okay * or make the jump for.. * but would...
  52. K

    Animation + VR + Rendering PC

    Hello all, Thanks for reading the thread and helping out. I am trying to build a decent pc for the office to do renderings (Vray Sketchup) and animation or VR. The purpose is mainly to use VR program called eyecad VR (eyecadvr . com). The program requires, as stated on their site the following...
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    ZTE Axon 7 (Build A2017GV1.2.0B09) with 400GB Sandisk MicroSD Compatability

    Hi all, I'm planning to buy 400 GB Sandisk Ultra microSD UHS-I Card for my ZTE 7 Axon 7 (Build A2017GV1.2.0B09 - latest version available officially by ZTE in my country). But the microSD card is expensive :ouch: Putting aside the theoretical part, is there anyone who can confirm that this...
  54. S

    Kodi user issues

    Ok had kodi for a while now it always buffers or doesn't load link after it finds a good source. It seems as if I tried everything from updating Kodi to 17.6, clearing the cache, hq scaling which loads the vid but still buffers and trying add-ons like Covenant. And I tried adding no limits build...
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    After Sager Repairs Laptop Shuts Off.

    My first initial problem started October 18 with the Fall Creator's Update. Ever since the 1709 build, it was a catastrophe. Couldn't run programs, games would lock up, couldn't update/downgrade, 100% disc usage on startup, until finally the LCD screen went 100% black - only the laptop itself...
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    EVGA 650W with a self build

    Hi all, Merry Christmas! Sorry very new to all this. Just want to couple check that this power supply will work with this build ? Reason for change is price difference and also I live 5 minutes away from PC World so easy to get hold of quickly. Power supply...
  57. D

    New laptop Build Advice

    I need a laptop to record and edit video. Not professionally, or high volume. Will need to upload to a site when done. Will be teaching and presenting seminars with some video and lots of PowerPoint slides. Also, would like to stream while recording if possible. Could do it with a desktop...
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    Need help on my Build And VR

    I am building a new PC as I am fully in the PCMR ecosystem and have some cash to spend after spending summer saving up. I have an idea of all the components which includes: NZXT S340 Elite, Ryzen 5 1600, GTX 980 SC EVGA, 8GB HyperX Fury DDR4 2400Mhz Ram, MSI B350M Gaming Pro, CoolerMaster Seidon...
  59. T

    Wanting to build/upgrade to a VR(Vive) machine

    Firstly, I’m on mobile so I apologize if the formatting isn’t correct. So my last build that I did was back in 2011. This is her right here. It’s held up very well over the years and runs modern games decently for being so old. It’s time for an upgrade, though, and I’d like to get the HTC Vive...