• Buying pc parts from guy and don’t wanna get ripped off?

    Hey so I’ve wanted a gaming pc for a really long time and there’s this friend that’s offering to sell me his current one cause he wants to buy a 1080ti. I want wondering if anybody who knows about pricing and computer parts could tell me if I’m getting ripped off or not. Here are the parts according to his own... show more
    Hey so I’ve wanted a gaming pc for a really long time and there’s this friend that’s offering to sell me his current one cause he wants to buy a 1080ti. I want wondering if anybody who knows about pricing and computer parts could tell me if I’m getting ripped off or not. Here are the parts according to his own words. An i5 4690k A noctua cooler An r9 290 gpu A mother board from gigabyte And an “Adata 8gb of ram” A hard drive And a battery for power which I don’t know exactly what make they are. I know only a little about computers and really wanna learn more but as for right now I’d like to know if all this is worth 750 dollars or not. Thank you It’ll come ready to play with windows 10. I’m providing the case
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is my HDD causing frame issues in video games for me?

    So recently I've noticed frame issues in GTA V and Overwatch (haven't really tested anything else) even though I'm running them at the lowest graphics.. I used to be able to play all those games without issue at higher graphics quality but lately I've been running through issues. Overwatch has minor... show more
    So recently I've noticed frame issues in GTA V and Overwatch (haven't really tested anything else) even though I'm running them at the lowest graphics.. I used to be able to play all those games without issue at higher graphics quality but lately I've been running through issues. Overwatch has minor FPS drops that don't really ruin the gameplay but its definitely annoying and GTA V is a little worst as the textures take awhile to load as well as the vehicles at times. I've recently replaced my motherboard and the rest of the PC is just about a year old. The only old component in my computer is the HDD which is about 7 years old or so. Here are my PC specs: Intel i5-7500 3.4 GHZ 8 GB RAM Windows 10 GTX 1060 120GB SSD for Windows + 1 game 700 GB HDD 3/4 filled Any idea if it would be the HDD? Anything helps, thanks.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is the best way to delete files from an internal hard drive without putting it inside a computer?

    Is there some kind of tool or an adapter that I can use or is it impossible to empty it?
    Is there some kind of tool or an adapter that I can use or is it impossible to empty it?
    5 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Which component to upgrade first?

    Best answer: If you want the most for your money, check what your computer is doing and upgrade the part that is being used the most. The answer will vary depending on what you do with the system. If you're gaming I think the easiest place to start is to watch your GPU's load. You can do that with Task Manager in... show more
    Best answer: If you want the most for your money, check what your computer is doing and upgrade the part that is being used the most.
    The answer will vary depending on what you do with the system.

    If you're gaming I think the easiest place to start is to watch your GPU's load. You can do that with Task Manager in Windows 10, or GPU-Z or MSI Afterburner. Watch the % usage of the GPU as you play your games and if the GPU is maxing out, then you should upgrade it. If the GPU isn't maxing out as you play the game then I'd go with the MB/CPU/RAM upgrade first.

    Also watch your RAM usage in Task Manager as you run your usual set of programs. If you're maxing out your RAM it will slow down your system significantly and the motherboard/CPU/RAM combo should be your next upgrade.

    Also, keep an eye on your power load, I like to use this website to check the power usage. Make sure your PSU can handle all the upgrades before you buy the parts:
    https://outervision.com/power-supply-cal...

    I've still got an X2 270, good little CPU, it still runs a lot of games great.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Which new motherboard will run xp?

    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • What are the benefits of using a 32bit OS on a computer with 8GB of DDR3 RAM?

    I'm also considering using Windows XP on a computer with such RAM. What are the benefits?
    I'm also considering using Windows XP on a computer with such RAM. What are the benefits?
    9 answers · 6 days ago
  • Compatible gaming motherboard?

    So basically, I have picked the Intel i5-8400 for my cpu, so which motherboard is compatible with this and the Geforce gtx gpus? Thanks.
    So basically, I have picked the Intel i5-8400 for my cpu, so which motherboard is compatible with this and the Geforce gtx gpus? Thanks.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • What part of the computer causes lag to happen?

    By this i mean parts like ram, cpu, ssd and other parts
    By this i mean parts like ram, cpu, ssd and other parts
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • What happens to a computer if you get it completely wiped? Does it make it brand new, even though its been used for X amount of years?

    Best answer: Depends on what you mean by wiped. To me, a complete wipe would be a complete format of the hard drive. Nothing is left. No OS. No restore partition. And definitely none of your data or applications. If I wanted to be extra paranoid I'd also run one of those data wipers on it which forcibly overwrites every... show more
    Best answer: Depends on what you mean by wiped.

    To me, a complete wipe would be a complete format of the hard drive. Nothing is left. No OS. No restore partition. And definitely none of your data or applications. If I wanted to be extra paranoid I'd also run one of those data wipers on it which forcibly overwrites every part of the drive with 0s - effectively making it impossible to retrieve old information from the disk.

    Most computers come with a "Factory Reset" or "Factory Restore" option which puts the computer back in the state it was when you first unpacked it. The OS has been installed but not activated. Whatever default applications it came with will be there but nothing else. None of your data or anything you installed yourself. However in order to use this, you usually have to create a set of DVDs or something. (I don't know how modern computers do this since they no longer come with DVD drives ...)
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Motherboard / CPU compatibility?

    Motherboard - GA-Z97M-DS3H CPU - Intel Core i5-8400 Are these two compatible? I have the motherboard and need a cpu upgrade so I can play fortnite. Will these work together?
    Motherboard - GA-Z97M-DS3H CPU - Intel Core i5-8400 Are these two compatible? I have the motherboard and need a cpu upgrade so I can play fortnite. Will these work together?
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why is my son begging for those new flashy pc fans?

    Best answer: A GTX 1080 is a high-end graphics card. A graphics card is the part that draws the image on the screen, and a computer with a good one can also be used to play video games. Dell Optiplex PCs are designed for general home/office use (browsing the internet, MS Office, etc) and because of this use the CPU's... show more
    Best answer: A GTX 1080 is a high-end graphics card. A graphics card is the part that draws the image on the screen, and a computer with a good one can also be used to play video games. Dell Optiplex PCs are designed for general home/office use (browsing the internet, MS Office, etc) and because of this use the CPU's integrated graphics instead of a graphics card. It's good enough for what it's designed for, but it won't be able to handle any games at all. The same can be said for the entry-level MacBook Pros.

    I personally wouldn't want to put a GTX 1080 in an Optiplex. You would definitely have to replace the power supply to do that, and Dell is known for using proprietary power connectors. If the power supply gets replaced, everything else would also have to get replaced. This would be a much better option: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vVp323/zotac-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-4gb-low-profile-video-card-zt-p10510e-10l
    It's nowhere near as fast as a GTX 1080, but it should work with the power supply that's already in there, it's cheaper, and it can still run all the latest games at 1080p 60 FPS using a combination of medium and low settings. I specifically chose the "low profile" variant to make sure it would fit in there.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Which pc of those is better? Which one of those would you buy?

    1- I5 3470 +10gb RAM+1T hard+ AMD hd 7730 2- I3 8100 + 4gb RAM+1T hard
    1- I5 3470 +10gb RAM+1T hard+ AMD hd 7730 2- I3 8100 + 4gb RAM+1T hard
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can use a m.2 as my boot drive and primary memory storage. No hhd or ssd at all. I m new at pc building.?

    I just want a m.2 to run the whole computer. Is it simple to accomplish. Specifics where necessary please.
    I just want a m.2 to run the whole computer. Is it simple to accomplish. Specifics where necessary please.
    6 answers · 1 week ago