• Is this a good pc to buy?

    Best answer: The GTX 1060 would make it a decent gaming rig. People frown on the 3gb GTX 1060 because an RX 580 is a better value. The 6gb GTX 1060 is pretty good though. The other catch is, if that PC has a small power supply then you will need to replace it in order to run a GTX 1060. The 2nd Generation Core i5 CPU is... show more
    Best answer: The GTX 1060 would make it a decent gaming rig. People frown on the 3gb GTX 1060 because an RX 580 is a better value. The 6gb GTX 1060 is pretty good though. The other catch is, if that PC has a small power supply then you will need to replace it in order to run a GTX 1060.

    The 2nd Generation Core i5 CPU is starting to show it's age but otherwise it does a pretty good job with gaming. 8gb of RAM is enough, and at the minimum for what you'd need to game.

    If that PC is priced at $250 then it's a decent buy. I would check to see if the system has a BIOS update that supports a Core i7-3770. In a year or 2 a CPU upgrade to the 3770 might be useful.
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • If I replace my desktop pc hard drive will it be like a factory reset. Like a new computer with no users?

    I bought a used computer and the user was still on there and I can't unlock it. Would replacing the hard drive work??
    I bought a used computer and the user was still on there and I can't unlock it. Would replacing the hard drive work??
    15 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can i replace an AMD processor with an Intel processor that has different socket types?

    So im wanting to replace my AMD FX-6300 with a 6th gen core i5. For my AMD-FX 6300,it says the socket type is a Socket AM3+. But for the intel core it says the socket type is a Socket LGA 1151. So will i need a motherboard with that type of socket?
    So im wanting to replace my AMD FX-6300 with a 6th gen core i5. For my AMD-FX 6300,it says the socket type is a Socket AM3+. But for the intel core it says the socket type is a Socket LGA 1151. So will i need a motherboard with that type of socket?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I get a SSD for my gaming PC?

    Couple people have been recommending that I should get one. Whats the benefits of a SSD?
    Couple people have been recommending that I should get one. Whats the benefits of a SSD?
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • What are the benefits of a dedicated video card if my computer has a substantial amount of system memory on it?

    From my understanding, a dedicated video card comes with memory while an integrated on just uses the RAM. So if I got a dedicated one with 2GB wouldn t I be better off using an integrated video card if my computer had 12GB of RAM?? Because 12 > 2.
    From my understanding, a dedicated video card comes with memory while an integrated on just uses the RAM. So if I got a dedicated one with 2GB wouldn t I be better off using an integrated video card if my computer had 12GB of RAM?? Because 12 > 2.
    6 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Will this CPU fan fit into a 1151 socket?

    I have this cpu from around 2009 Arctic Freezer Xtreme Rev 2 in my current system with LGA1156 socket https://www.quietpc.com/ac-freezer-xtreme2 and I want to upgrade it with Asus Maximus VIII Hero motherboard and Intel 7700k CPU but specs from around that time didn't have 1151, so question is, will this cpu... show more
    I have this cpu from around 2009 Arctic Freezer Xtreme Rev 2 in my current system with LGA1156 socket https://www.quietpc.com/ac-freezer-xtrem... and I want to upgrade it with Asus Maximus VIII Hero motherboard and Intel 7700k CPU but specs from around that time didn't have 1151, so question is, will this cpu fan fit into 1151? thanks, Eden
    5 answers · 16 hours ago
  • RATE MY PC! Specs in description?

    Specs: GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB Memory: 8gb ddr4 3200mhz CPU: i5 7400k 3.5ghz Storage: SSD 240gb + 1TB HDD OS: Windows 7
    Specs: GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB Memory: 8gb ddr4 3200mhz CPU: i5 7400k 3.5ghz Storage: SSD 240gb + 1TB HDD OS: Windows 7
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is the best way to sell my computer?

    I have a Chillblast Fusion Haswell with the following specs: Palit GTX 770 i5 4690K 4.0GHz processor Coolermaster liquid cooling 8GB Crucial RAM Corsair CX600 Power Supply 2 x 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD I was wondering if it would be best to sell the parts individually or as a whole system? The system was put... show more
    I have a Chillblast Fusion Haswell with the following specs: Palit GTX 770 i5 4690K 4.0GHz processor Coolermaster liquid cooling 8GB Crucial RAM Corsair CX600 Power Supply 2 x 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD I was wondering if it would be best to sell the parts individually or as a whole system? The system was put together by Chillblast so all cables have been neatly packed away and the processor overclocked to 4.0GHz. And where is the best place to sell them?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Upgrading CPUs?

    Best answer: You don't necessarily have to buy a new motherboard when upgrading your CPU. You just have to use a CPU that is of the same socket type. In your case, since you are using a 6600k and want to upgrade to a 6700k, then you do not need to buy a new motherboard. Both the 6600k and 6700k use an LGA1151 socket type,... show more
    Best answer: You don't necessarily have to buy a new motherboard when upgrading your CPU. You just have to use a CPU that is of the same socket type. In your case, since you are using a 6600k and want to upgrade to a 6700k, then you do not need to buy a new motherboard. Both the 6600k and 6700k use an LGA1151 socket type, so it's just a simple matter of swapping out old for new.

    The specific socket type of your CPU and motherboard are the two most important considerations when upgrading either. A CPU and motherboard must have the same socket type for the CPU to fit. The other consideration is the motherboard chipset which isn't absolutely critical to function, however is crucial to features available to the user. Intel CPUs with a "K" at the end of the SKU are unlocked, meaning they can be overclocked. However only motherboards with a Z series chipset will allow unlocked CPUs to be overclocked. For 6th Generation Intel Core CPUs like you have, in order to overclock you must have a motherboard with either a Z170 or Z270 chipset. The computer will work and perform as advertised if you do not, you just won't be able to overclock.

    Based on the fact that you already have a unlocked CPU, chances are that you already have a motherboard that allows overclocking. So in your case there is likely no need to upgrade your motherboard for any reason, just your CPU if you want.
    4 answers · 17 hours ago
  • How do I figure out what type of RAM to use when upgrading my computer?

    I have the HP Compaq Pro 4300 Desktop PC (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/... It currently has 4GB of RAM using one of two available slots. Am I able to upgrade to maybe 16GB of RAM? If so, what type should I use? An Amazon link would be extremely helpful. Thanks!
    I have the HP Compaq Pro 4300 Desktop PC (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/... It currently has 4GB of RAM using one of two available slots. Am I able to upgrade to maybe 16GB of RAM? If so, what type should I use? An Amazon link would be extremely helpful. Thanks!
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • Needing some help with my idea for a computer upgrade?

    my current build is a wonky its an amd 6100 cpu(got it when it came out) and my gpu is a gtx msi 970 my idea is that it would be better to just buy an updated cpu like the i5 7600 along with 16 gigs of ddr4 ram and and new mb all in all it would be around 500$ and then buy a used gtx 970 and run sli but i only... show more
    my current build is a wonky its an amd 6100 cpu(got it when it came out) and my gpu is a gtx msi 970 my idea is that it would be better to just buy an updated cpu like the i5 7600 along with 16 gigs of ddr4 ram and and new mb all in all it would be around 500$ and then buy a used gtx 970 and run sli but i only have a 550 watt psu(no idea if that would be good enough the calculators say 540 watt was recommended) idk im just hoping to be able to run 1080p at 80 fps on destiny when it comes out
    4 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Motherboard?

    Any one have any good ideas for wich mother board i should get for a 4k gaming desktop?
    Any one have any good ideas for wich mother board i should get for a 4k gaming desktop?
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is the Pentium J3710 a quiet chip?

    Best answer: Pentium J3710 is motherboard soldered and only 6.5 watts. http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Pentium/Intel-Pentium%20J3710%20-%20FH8066501715931.html very low performance https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php 2001 score If you are using integrated graphics the PC might have an external laptop power supply and... show more
    Best answer: Pentium J3710 is motherboard soldered and only 6.5 watts.
    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Pentium/Intel-Pentium%20J3710%20-%20FH8066501715931.html
    very low performance
    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
    2001 score

    If you are using integrated graphics the PC might have an external laptop power supply and theoretically, it all can be completely silent.
    use an ssd.
    I cannot find an interior using it, but it doesn't need a fan.
    5 answers · 3 days ago