• Xbox One X Pre-order, Yay or Nay?

    I say Nay, even though it has good specs for the price. Just no games. You?
    I say Nay, even though it has good specs for the price. Just no games. You?
    6 answers · Xbox · 16 hours ago
  • When will amazon take my money?

    I purchased a new game over a week ago. It hasn't shipped yet for whatever reason. Do I have to wait for it to be shipped?
    I purchased a new game over a week ago. It hasn't shipped yet for whatever reason. Do I have to wait for it to be shipped?
    6 answers · PlayStation · 18 hours ago
  • How to remove sex info from pc?

    8 answers · PC · 4 days ago
  • My mom broke my xbox 1 because i didn't clean my room?

    My mom broke my xbox 1 because i didn't clean my room?

    what should i do 20 points for best answers
    what should i do 20 points for best answers
    15 answers · Xbox · 6 days ago
  • Can u pick any graphic card from the store to your PC, or some will work and some not?

    Best answer: No, you cannot purchase any graphic card, slap it into your computer & expect it to work without issues. While the PC industry has made an effort to make it easier to purchase & install graphics cards for desktops, there's pretty much 4 items you have to take into consideration when buying a graphics... show more
    Best answer: No, you cannot purchase any graphic card, slap it into your computer & expect it to work without issues.

    While the PC industry has made an effort to make it easier to purchase & install graphics cards for desktops, there's pretty much 4 items you have to take into consideration when buying a graphics card.

    1) What expansion slots your PC has. -- Modern computers typically have PCI-E (PCI Express) ports to handle nearly all expansion cards. However, older computers (prior to like 2005) had other expansion slots like AGP & standard PCI that complicated things. Around the year 2000, I had to exchange a graphics card (a Nvidia VooDoo 3) because I got the wrong slot.

    2) How many PCI-E slots you have open -- Many higher-end graphics cards will utilize TWO PCI-E slots because of the width to accommodate all the components & cooling. Mid-range & lower-end cards may use a single PCI-E slot.

    If your computer has a bunch of cards installed already, this may become an issue. However, most motherboards tend to have the necessary stuff (sound card, ethernet, WiFi, ect.) integrated to reduce the number of cards needed to run a system.

    3) The length of your computer case -- Modern graphics cards are pretty long, typically measuring about a foot in length for the high-end cards. This can be a problem if you're not using a standard-size PC case (going with a smaller or "mini" case) as you may have problems getting them to properly fit into your case (as you're going to need space for your fingers to handle the graphics card... unless you somehow have the power of telekinesis).

    There are smaller cards that measure around 6 inches, but these are typically lower-end & mid-range cards. They're not as powerful as the big cards, but they're still very functional & better than not having a card at all.

    4) POWER REQUIREMENTS -- This is probably the one item that many inexperienced PC owners may overlook as graphics cards can be pretty power hungry, making this an item to check. You may have have hottest graphics card out there, but if your computer's power supply can't cover it's demands, you're going to have a bad time ranging from unexpected shutdowns (as your computer may have enough power to basic stuff, but can overload the power supply when starting a 3D application) OR failing to power up at all.

    ON Nvidia's side, their most powerful card (at time of post) is the GTX 1080 Ti, which requires a 250 W of power & recommends a minimum power supply of 600 W. On their low-end budget side being the GTX 1050, which requires only 75 W of power & recommends a minimum power supply of 300 W.

    On AMD's side, their most powerful card (at time of post) is the RX Vega 64, which the liquid cooled version requires 345 W of power & recommends a minimum power supply of 1000 W (or 1 KW). On their low-end budget side, the RX 460 only requires 75 W of power (so you could get by with a 300 W power supply, although this isn't noted by AMD).

    Please be aware that the power requirements noted are when the graphics card is under a full load & will use less power when in a more idle state. Since the power supply provides power to EVERYTHING in your system (the motherboard, CPU, RAM, storage drives, graphics card, optical drives & other cards / devices connected to your computer), it's important to ensure your power supply can handle the power load... so it's worth checking.


    If your computer is pretty modern (2010 or newer) with a standard size case & a fairly beefy power supply (600 W), you can likely pick up any current generation graphics card you like with minimal issues & get decent performance.

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    SUPPLEMENTAL: With additional specs provided, the major concern is the power supply as you mentioned it's only 350 W. This pretty much eliminates the high-end & mid-range cards due to power requirements.

    On Nvidia's side, I would have to recommend the GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti. The GTX 1060 (which is the best "balanced" recommendation) wants a 450 W power supply.

    On AMD's side, I would have to recommend the RX 460. I'm having difficulty recommending the RX 550 due to lack of power requirements noted on it's website, but seems OK by comparison of other cards in the same series. The RX 470 & newer as well as the RX 560 & newer are requiring more power than what your system can provide.

    These are low-end "budget" cards, which will handle most games under default settings at 1080p resolution... but your mileage will vary.


    Hope this helps!
    4 answers · PC · 1 day ago
  • Loud BUDGET speakers for PC?

    So i have a very powerful PC and i want to be able to play music very loud to the point where i can make the room shake. I have no idea where to start because i don't know much about this type of stuff and i don't have a lot of money. I'm willing to spend at the most 500$Any suggestions?
    So i have a very powerful PC and i want to be able to play music very loud to the point where i can make the room shake. I have no idea where to start because i don't know much about this type of stuff and i don't have a lot of money. I'm willing to spend at the most 500$Any suggestions?
    4 answers · PC · 2 days ago
  • Where is my music on my pc at ?

    4 answers · PC · 2 days ago
  • I got my psn account banned?

    A guy was sending me hate mail and I responded with hate mail back and he reported me and I get banned even tho he started sending me cap what do I do
    A guy was sending me hate mail and I responded with hate mail back and he reported me and I get banned even tho he started sending me cap what do I do
    6 answers · PlayStation · 5 days ago
  • Im getting a laptop that has runs with windows 10. will i be able to install directx11 for free for a pc game?

    Best answer: DirectX has been a part of Windows for quiet some time & has always been a free download, although games released in physical formats tend to include the necessary DirectX installer that runs to check if you have the necessary version installed (& then installs itself, if you don't have it or a higher... show more
    Best answer: DirectX has been a part of Windows for quiet some time & has always been a free download, although games released in physical formats tend to include the necessary DirectX installer that runs to check if you have the necessary version installed (& then installs itself, if you don't have it or a higher version)... However, practice has ended with Windows 7 onward.

    With Windows 10, DirectX 11.3 & 12 are already included with the OS (As DirectX 11.0 was included with Windows 7)... so nothing is extra is done on your part. Since Microsoft has started including DirectX as part of is Windows Update service, there's no standalone installers for DirectX... even if you wanted one. Whenever a new update for DirectX is ready, it'll be included in the next Windows Update.. so don't worry about this.

    Please be aware that if you're playing a graphically intensive game (typically 3D games over 2D), you will need a proper graphics card (or in laptops, a proper GPU) to hand the graphics. The Intel HD APU's (which are integrated graphics) is not sufficient to properly handle 3D graphics at an acceptable quality or framerate (2D games, being less graphically demanding, may work OK with greatly reduced graphics... depending on the game), so please check the minimum requirements before proceeding with said game.

    If your laptop doesn't have a graphics card or a GPU, you'll most likely need to purchase a new laptop that has one since it's one component that can't be upgraded (even in high-end laptops take a GPU approach over a standard graphics card) & 3rd party options (like external graphic card options) typically require USB 3.0-C / Thunderbolt connections OR a mini PCI-E connector (typically utilized by WiFi cards in laptops) to handle the necessary processing bandwidth required... which can potentially lead to major headaches & messy, Frankenstein-like add-ons to your laptop. You could effectively run like a GTX 1050 graphics card through an external graphics card dock connected to your computer, but it starts putting a cramp on the portability of your laptop, is a wiring nightmare & your CPU may become a bottleneck in the performance. As a result, it's better to get this component right the first time.

    Hope this helps!
    4 answers · PC · 3 days ago
  • Does PS3 burn audio cds?

    6 answers · PlayStation · 5 days ago
  • Cant connect PS3 to TV using HDMI cable?

    Best answer: Try some other HDMI device and cable, both of which you KNOW work, on the TV. If that doesn't work then the TV is busted.

    Try a different cable with the PS3. Maybe your PS3's HDMI port doesn't work.
    Best answer: Try some other HDMI device and cable, both of which you KNOW work, on the TV. If that doesn't work then the TV is busted.

    Try a different cable with the PS3. Maybe your PS3's HDMI port doesn't work.
    4 answers · PlayStation · 4 days ago
  • Xbox one X controller. Will it be different?

    Best answer: all Xbox One accessories will be able to work on ALL Xbox One consoles. nothing will be proprietary to a specific model.
    Best answer: all Xbox One accessories will be able to work on ALL Xbox One consoles. nothing will be proprietary to a specific model.
    4 answers · Xbox · 4 days ago
  • My friend won a Massive pc and is giving me old gpu?

    Can I run a gtx 1060 Sc and a gtx 1050ti sc at the same time like how people have 2 titan x, 1080’s etc.
    Can I run a gtx 1060 Sc and a gtx 1050ti sc at the same time like how people have 2 titan x, 1080’s etc.
    6 answers · PC · 1 week ago
  • Thinking of buying a new gaming PC with $1400. Tips Plz?

    I need a Gaming PC that can run H1Z1 and MAYBE handle the Unity game engine smoothly with $1400. i dont know if i should build my own PC because ive never built one before. if building my own PC is the best way, which parts do i need to get?
    I need a Gaming PC that can run H1Z1 and MAYBE handle the Unity game engine smoothly with $1400. i dont know if i should build my own PC because ive never built one before. if building my own PC is the best way, which parts do i need to get?
    5 answers · PC · 7 days ago