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  1. F

    Solved! 2060 graphics for FX 8150

    Lookin' to upgrade AMD FX 8150 with a 2060 graphics card for VR. worth it or go for new build?
  2. redzinter

    Solved! What laptop to buy?

    First of all im total noob laptop man so i need your help guys i will be using for everyday tasks like youtube word etc so i would like realy smooth lag free experience and fast responsivnes from it.. can you find me best laptop for 3,500 - 4,000 kuna (600 usd) (550 euro) on this website in...
  3. J

    Solved! New build, VGA error light is on, blank screen , no bios and my fans all working

    Hi, I have a new build, when I power on my PC, the fans work the rgb lights is on my mobo works but on mobo the VGA error light come on and my monitor has no display and no bios. I know my monitor works because I use it as secondary monitor with old laptop. I have connected to the HDMI port for...
  4. G

    Which anti-malware solution is the best in 2018?

    I need to know which vendor I should go for since I'm going to be starting a new build from scratch, which is the most stable, powerful and reliable AV as of today?
  5. P

    Solved! Gigabyte AORUS App Center question

    I just recently finished my new build. I installed the Gigabyte AROUS App Center and downloaded a few of the apps that I thought I should have. However, some of them I didn't download because either I didn't know what they did or they seemed to be more of a user specific app. I really don't want...
  6. D

    Budget Gaming Computer

    Hello! I am trying to find a laptop for my friend. What is the best computer he could buy with $400 CAD ($310 USD)? He would want to play some games, but his budget is really small for a good gpu/cpu. Thanks in advance, Dadestroye
  7. M

    New PC Build - Verify I'm on the right path

    Hi, Building a new PC for an Oculus Rift VR system, for the kids (yeah, that's it, for the kids!). Not looking to skimp, but have something that will last a few years - but I don't need to over-spend. Anything in this list look like it doesn't belong? Zalman ATX Mid Tower Case...
  8. B

    New Laptop Mac or windows

    Guys iam a programmer fresh graduate i develop in C\C++\C#\php\my sql\oracle\Microsoft visual \Microsoft Sql Server\Matlab\Android Studio\Java My current windows laptop iam struggling with having processing issues and ram issues and fan issues HP 15.6" 1366*768 A10-5745m R7M260 4gb 1600mhz 3h...
  9. B

    Can this run VR smoothly?

    Im building a new computer from scratch and would like a second opinion on how it would run. These are all the parts of the computer and links to the site im buying them from. Case - Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Series PH-ES614L_BK Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower...
  10. Spazzz

    Someone can help me?

    Hi someone can help me? I want to change my old sound system i have a 2.1 and need a newer one but as i saw the models is that: 2 little speakers with a big ass subwoofer which suck bc i dont have enough space on the table for the subwoofer,and mine is 2 big speaker with a normal subwoofer but...
  11. M

    Reduce the CPU Usage of These Programs?

    I have a problem where I have prominent crackling and popping when running pretty much any program. I have had this problem in the past as well, when I used to run Windows 10. I recently installed Windows 7 hoping it would fix the problem, yet it merely reduced it. I have now run diagnostics...
  12. Y

    Looking for new Laptop with these Specs

    Hi, I am looking for a laptop with the specs below. Price is not an issue so if anyone can help that would be great! Specs: Screen Size: 13-15" Resolution: 1920x1080p + RAM: 16GB CPU: Intel Core i5/i7 Hard drive: N/A Charger Type: USB C Battery Life: 8+ Hours Ports: USB C, USB 3.0, Ethernet...
  13. F

    New bought Asus GL752VW-T4232T

    I just bought a new Asus GL752VW-T4232T laptop. i7 6700HQ, 8gb memory, nvidia gtx 960m. Getting low fps on CS:GO and other games. Anyone can help me? :(
  14. M

    new build, reboot and select proper device error

    hi, i just built a new pc and have been trying to install windows 10 on it through a usb stick. everytime i get past the bios i get an error saying reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected device and press a key. i have tried every boot option between my ssd, usb...
  15. S

    New sound speakers

    I am looking to buy some new speakers so I wanted some help... I am between these two which one should I get...???
  16. J

    Advice sought regarding building a WOODEN laptop! (Heat, grounding, etc - please!)

    Hi I have posted this in another thread with a query specific to the touchpad but now I will re-post here for more general advice if I may. First - background: OK, here's an interesting project. I am trying to build a wooden laptop! Balsa wood to be exact. Now, I have little hardware...
  17. J

    Touchpad removal question for wooden laptop

    First- background: OK, here's an interesting project. I am trying to build a wooden laptop! Balsa wood to be exact. Now, I have little hardware experience. It's just that my old MSI netbooks - a u135DX by name with single core atom n455 - broke. Well, the case has cracked and one of the screen...
  18. B

    What is a great gaming vr build?

    So I've made the decision on building a new gaming rig but I don't know what components I should buy any suggestions? So far I'm willing to spend $1000- $1200 including this case. -corsair graphite series 380t Please help me
  19. K

    Windows 10 won't install, endless loop!

    Hey all, so I have a new mobo, Asrock Fatality z170, the PS died so I got a new one of those, new cpu, ram and a new HD. I cannot get windows 10 to load from a USB or disk that I created using the Windows Media Tool. It starts to load then gives me various errors. One of the errors I get is...
  20. hari1987

    dedicated sound card Vs Motherboard integerated sound card

    For my new build I'm planning to buy Asus Z170-AR 64GB motherboard and comes with an integrated sound(Realtek ALC892) , should I go for a dedicated sound card or would this be enough ? I use Harman Kardon Soundsticks III speakers.
  21. C

    Transferring data from old PC to new one

    What is the best route to transfer data (or use my current HDD) on a new build? My old mobo got fried due a a surge in a thunderstorm and I don't have a comfort of backing up or transferring with a cable. I do care for software, mainly emails, pictures and documents.Can I make new PC look the...
  22. Alyus

    How to Ensure All HDD/SSD Are Virus Free?

    I will be reusing my SSDs and HDD on my new build. I will do a clean install of OS but how do I know my other SSDs and HDD are clean?
  23. K

    First time computer builder...What do?

    So I'm currently in the research stage of building my very first computer. I'm wondering if there are words of advice out there for any step of the process? Examples: Reliable parts info, What I should put the most effort and money into, any shortcuts or longcuts I should take, and of course...
  24. M

    Ways to keep a new PC running fast?

    Hi! What are some ways I can keep a new laptop (XPS 13) running fast? I want to have this laptop for a while and want to take care of it. I don't game too much, but I still want to preserve its performance so I can enjoy my machine for a long time. :) Cheers! -Miles
  25. jpatrick2

    First time build - suggestions/help?

    Hi all, I am wanting to build a PC for VR use with the HTC Vive. I've researched tons and compiled a list of parts that I THINK will work, but I am a nub at this so best to ask for advice. Ok below are the parts I have been looking at so far: CPU: AMD FX-8300 Vishera Mobo: Asrock 990FX Extreme...
  26. D

    Need advice on OS for new build

    Hi everyone. So I've ordered all of the parts for my new tower (Just waiting for the Motherboard to arrive), but I'm not sure on which OS to buy for it. I've been using Windows 7 for as long as I can remember, and so if feasible I just want to buy another OEM for the new tower, but after doing...
  27. G

    My new PC can't install some software

    Hi Tomshardware! My new PC have been working (almost) flawlessly, until now, as it has begun getting some trouble doing certain things. The one thing i would like an answer to in this thread, is that my PC wont install specific software. It is not all kinds of software. Skype, Steam etc. will...
  28. S

    Buying new laptop for writing and occasional games, budget $800-$1000

    Hi :) I'm looking to buy a new laptop to use for writing, homework and occasionally gaming. If it's possible to find a good laptop that suits my needs under my price range, I'd be happy with that :D I would prefer for it to be rather portable and light as I'll be moving it around a lot. Some of...
  29. B

    What AV and utilities should I install on my new build?

    Hi, I've just finished my new build and performed a clean install of windows 10. What are the best programmes and utilities to protect and keep my my PC running smoothly? This is a gaming PC if that makes a difference. Thanks for reading.
  30. K

    Testing components on a new build

    Will be finishing up my build in the next few weeks and was wondering of some good component/diagnostic testing software for the ram,processor etc. Thanks
  31. S

    Struggling to pick a new laptop!

    Hi all! I'm replacing my broken Samsung NP350-V5C. It had an i5 3rd Gen CPU, I'd upgraded the RAM to 8GB, and I'd replaced the ODD with a 250GB SSD. It never was the same after replacing the ODD with an SSD and began a slow and painful decline. I'd appreciate any tips or advice on picking a new...
  32. B

    New build, Buss speed

    I just have a quick question that I cant find the answer to anywhere, What is the fastest bus speed out there? And, what motherboard would this be found on, please include price if you know it. The processor socket does not matter yet as I am looking for motherboard first.
  33. LucaFire

    Building a New Laptop

    I absolutely love building PCs and low planning how to build them. I was wondering whether anyone would be able to supply me with links (or information) on how to build my own laptop? It'd be great to have a system similar to PC Part Picker ( although laptops are, for obvious...
  34. D

    Fast laptop, low price

    Hello everyone, soon it will be my sisters birthday and she is looking at getting a new laptop. She is after something that will be very fast, able to play the sims 3/4 and could last her for a good few years. I need something in the price range of between £200 - £300 from a trusted seller...
  35. Someone Somewhere

    Please don't post new build threads here

    They belong over on Tom's Hardware, in the Systems section. Thanks, Someone Somewhere, Tom's Moderation Team
  36. Barty1884

    HELP! New Build lost display after 'force' off....HELP

    Hi everyone, Ok, I'm totally stumped now... Just built my new desktop and I was at the point of installing the OS, when I got the "DVD driver missing" error and I tried to shut down.....didn't work, so I swtiched it off at the PSU. Since then, I cannot get the desktop to display again...
  37. R

    Really bad HDMI

    Hello This weekend I built my gaming computer. The specs are: Case: NZXT H440 Processor: Intel Core i5 4690K (not overclocket (yet)) Motherboard: MSI Z97A Gaming 6 PSU: Cooler Master G750M RAM: G.Skill Trident X 2x4GB 2400 MHz Monitor: Samsung UE22D5003BW (it's a TV) I don't have a graphics card...
  38. Barty1884

    New Build - Final Q's. GPU too long? PSU overkill?

    Finally (after about 10 posts on here), I'm finally going to be building my new desktop this weekend. Heading to pick the parts up on Friday, but in my double-checking, I think I've come across an issue. Parts / Prices (in CAD$) Motherboard: MSI A88XM GAMING $144.99 CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K...
  39. C

    How to install free antivirus on new build

    I'm ready to build my desktop, but I'm not sure how to get the antivirus on it. Wouldn't going online to get the antivirus put my computer at risk (seeing as I won't have antivirus at that point)? Also, Bitdefender free or Avast (or other)? I'm running Windows 7 Pro, by the way. Thanks!
  40. J

    Software needed for new build?

    Software I'm using on old XP rig - AVG Free - CCleaner - Spybot - Google Chrome (I'm using because IE is to slow on old rig) In the past, I usually go with what is most popular/downloaded on Cnet, then what is least demanding on system, and lastly ease of use. My new rig should handle anything...
  41. J

    PC beeps on start up

    so i built my pc about 1 week ago and everything works great except it still beeps 1 time when i turn it on , it takes a few seconds to start up then it goes to windows start up and everything is normal. Is there something wrong? do i need to install a driver or something? ( Its a short beep)
  42. U

    Need laptop buying advice

    Ok, so I have two questions, 1. Is the website XOTIC PC reliable? Am I wasting my time? 2. If the website is good, I need advice on deciding specs for my custom Sanger. What I'm thinking right now: -Intel i7-4910MQ Quad Core (2.9GHz OC to 3.9 GHz) -Geforce GTX 980 w/ 8 GB of Vram (or should...
  43. A

    Gaming and music headset/headphone+mic build need your help guys!

    i decided to go for new build, my current headset is really really bad and i want to change it. I don't know what to do. For satisfication(especially for sound) which idea is better headset or headphone+mic combination? mostly playing mmorpg and fps games. It would be awesome if i have a chance...
  44. S

    Help me find my laptop, where is it?

    Hi guys, I'm looking to find the cheapest possible laptop that meets my needs. I want to use this for programming and web development so screen real estate is most important. The Laptop needs: 1440p to 4k. Dual-Core 2GHz+ CPU, preferably 64GB+ SSD. 4GB Memory. GPU can be integrated for all I...
  45. B

    Help building a 2 in 1 'super' laptop

    Backround I really like the new '2 in 1 laptops', but most of the commercially sold laptops can have extremely low quality to price ratios and don't have anywhere near the hardware I want. I also like gaming laptops, but those also have a high price tag and only marginally have the hardware I...
  46. B

    New Build 100$

    I would like to ask the entire community of Toms hardware if you can build me a $100.00 PC mainly for streaming (XBMC). Few restriction is: 1. has to be Intel 2. GPU is not integrated with the CPU. Thanks again for all the assistance and feedback.
  47. G

    i want to make a smartphone

    hey guys, i know this question was already asked but i wanna ask in a different way, i need a picture that shows me what is on a 2014 smartphone motherboard just so i know the concept, now i know people are gonna be like, it's IMPOSSIBLE! STOP WASTING YOUR TIME! but hey, what am i gonna lose, if...
  48. D

    Will This Max LoL?

    I'm looking to buy a low budget laptop to play League Of Legends on and came across this one. I want to be able to play LoL on max settings with a steady 40-60 fps. I know that's a lot to ask for with a $500 budget, but I want to at least get as close to my goal as possible. Will this laptop do...
  49. J

    new build keeps freezing. forces me to restart.

    this is my first build so im not to good at diagnosing my build: I am running win 8.1pro the programs I had running at the time: WoW Chrome Avast if you have any ideas let me know thanks
  50. rthorne435

    New computer to using a TV as monitor, but audio doesn't transfer

    I am running an MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate motherboard, an Intel i5 4690k, and an MSI GTX 970 OC. I have an HDMI cable running from the GPU to my tv, and the graphical input is great; however, audio won't transmit. Does anyone have a solution? I don't know what to do and I have searched the internet...
  51. D

    Laptop Choice Dilema

    Hello there people, I am new to the world of pc gaming and laptops in general, but I have decided to get into it. At the moment, I have a 15" mid-2012 macbook pro (full specs: 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3, 2.6GHz Core i7, Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB and a 750GB SATA). I have decided to get a new laptop...
  52. L

    AMD Graphics Card won't download from CD

    I am trying to get my AMD Radeon R9 290X Double Dissipation Edition Graphics Card working, but every time I put the CD into the Disc Drive this pops up: and then disappears after a few seconds. Nothing else happens after it disappears. I've got an Intel Core...
  53. E

    smallest case for new build?

    Hi, im trying to get the smallest case for a new build, making it easy to travel and carry around. ive seen the silverstone ml05 mini itx case, is there anything even smaller???
  54. T

    PC For Development Under $900

    |What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using. Eclipse, Minecraft, Blender, Garry's Mod, Mostly 2D Animation instead of 3D |What is your maximum budget? Strictly Under $900 after shipping/taxes |When do you plan on...
  55. W

    Building a laptop for the first time, need build advice!

    I'm looking to build a laptop that i can use as a personal workstation that i can use to code and run other various programs. It does not need to be able to run advanced programs like video editors and i ideally want to be able to keep it on a reasonable budget. I've never built my own laptop...
  56. Spike UrAss

    about refurbished tablets

    hi i want to buy Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition throw amazon so can i get a refurbished one due the the different price between it and new ! like 100~200$ lower ?! am i going to face problems with it or it already tested and working by Samsung !!? is it worth to get the new one instead...
  57. A

    Gaming Laptop 1k euro budget

    hello people, just registered to this forum, highly recommended from a friend of mine to find help! :) so i need some suggestions for a gamign laptop for my brother, here's the specs with the faq 1. What is your budget? budget max 1000 euros 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are...
  58. D

    Efficient technique to populate new computer

    I have finished a new build and it is working well. Now I decided to transfer my music collection to the new computer via Belkin easy transfer. This worked very well but now I have a mirror of my old computer on my new computer. So...since all I wanted was the music and maybe the pictures...
  59. A

    Essential programs for my Win. 8.1 pc build

    Hey everyone. I've come to ask this great community a simple question about my new build. So finished my build and now need some programs to make sure its running at full potential. Like what programs do i need before I'm officially done this build. I know chrome and most likely java but what...
  60. ajinkys

    Must have Softwares for new build

    Hi, Could anyone jot down the list of softwares that are required to run performance, temperature etc test and benchmarks and etc for a new build to check the components are working fine at idle and at load. Please let me know the tests that I should run and softwares which I should be using...