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  1. How To Install And Setup An EXP GDC Beast External Graphics Card Dock On Your Laptop

    How To How To Install And Setup An EXP GDC Beast External Graphics Card Dock On Your Laptop

    A laptop can come in multiple shapes and sizes. They can come equipped with an iGPU which is built onto the GPU or a dedicated GPU that may or may not be soldered onto the laptop’s motherboard. Often times a laptop purchased today is considered to be obsolete within 6 months of its purchase. It...
  2. Vattila

    Speculation: i9-9900K is Intel's last hurrah in gaming

    Independent test results for Intel's 8-core i9-9900K are just around the corner, and the general consensus and expectations are that it will put Intel further in the lead with the "world's best gaming processor". However, like most technology analysts and avid followers of x86 CPU architecture...
  3. CommManagerJ

    Intel Optane AMA - Starts Wednesday at 11am

    Intel Optane AMA with the Intel Optane Team AnandTech is proud to announce the upcoming guest in our featured Community Series -- ASK ME ANYTHING. On Wednesday, September 26th through Thursday, September 27th the Intel Optane Team will join us in a live AMA on the AnandTech Memory and Storage...
  4. W

    What GTX 1060 to get

    Hi folks, I am looking to upgrade my current video card. Since price are dropping I would like to take advantage of it. I play one game mainly and it's World of Warcraft. With my current set up and I am not planning on upgrading the cpu for at least another 2 years. I see that my best bet...
  5. I

    Is this a good deal on Craigslist?

    Hi I’m very new to pc’s (switching from ps4). I was wondering if I should build my own pc or buy a used one. I found an intriguing one on Craigslist. Here are the specs he listed... Cpu: amd ryzen 7 1800x. Ram: ddr4 gskill 16gb ddr4 3200 kit. I have it running at 3100 mhz at the moment. Cpu...
  6. EXCellR8

    Ryzen 5 Upgrade Options?

    I'm tossing around the idea of upgrading the quad core Ryzen 5 1500X processor in my B350 gaming computer, since the 2nd gen 6-core plus processors are so cheap; the performance in some games does lack a bit as configured. This computer also uses the other Vega 64 card so upping the processing...
  7. S

    Suggest Me the Games

    Hello guys can you tell me some supported games for my Laptop? System Info , Windows 10–64 bit, RAM-4gb DDR4 , 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-7200U 7th Gen processor . Graphics - Intel Hd 620 (2gb) + AMD radeon R5 M330 (2gb). Which games are best to play? I mostly like Open world,racing and Rpg.
  8. C

    PC Build

    Last quality check before i purchase and build. Build will be used for light gaming, surfing, streaming, a workstation that can game at 1080p. Amd build for the physical cores and the ability to multitask better, keeping the build under $1k. No suggesstion is a dumb suggestion, open to any and...
  9. G

    what to upgrade for streaming games

    Hey guys, I just started gaming on my PC and I want to start streaming, but OBS is laggy as hell and I know its because of my hardware as when i built it its wasn't for gaming at all. My question is do I have to upgrade both GPU and GPU pr can i get away with just upgrading 1 of the 2. I was...
  10. T

    Advise on hardware upgrade

    I have an old windows computer with this hardware: Mother: ASRock H97 Killer CPU i5-4690 Memory 16 GB DDR3 1600 GPU AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Hard Drive Samsung 850 Evo 480 GB My main use of this computer is basic gaming: Civ 6 and GTA V. But I'm thinking about using this computer for some...
  11. O

    Old gaming pc as htpc vs nvidia shield

    Novice Member Hi I have an old gaming rig that I am thinking of using as a plex server. However I have just seen that the nvidia shield can now run in server mode. My question is, what would be a better setup? Both options would use a wd 4tb external hardrive usb 3.0 Computer specs Cpu - i7 950...
  12. H

    GTX 1050 equivalent GPU's?

    Hi guys. I currently have a GTX 750, which is obviously not as good as a GTX 1050. The reason I need something equivalent to a GTX 1050, is because that is what the minimum is for Windows Mixed Reality, and I am planning on getting a headset. I have found some alternatives to it that possibly...
  13. skaughtz

    Would this CPU swap result in any noticeable gains?

    So I have two systems that I am considering swapping components: Light gaming rig A8-7670k GTX 1050 2x4GB G.Skill Ares DDR3 1833 (mobo has 2 slots) SSD Internet/music rig Pentium G620 Radeon HD 6670 4x2GB Hynix DDR3 1066 (mobo has 4 slots) SSD It occurred to me the other day that I might have...
  14. I

    Switch/Hub/or a seconds router

    Evening everybody, I have been looking through the internet but I got even more confused and haven't seen an answer I liked. My dilemma is that I have a router/modem combo but I already ate up my 4 slots and while I like wifi, I want to be able to plug in more items to it around 6-8. I have...
  15. H

    Are laptops powered by the snapdragon 835 capable of playing DirectX 9 games?

    Qualcomm and Microsoft say their new x86 emulation is so efficient it can run Windows and x86 programs at near native speed. But can it actually run any DirectX 9 games or does each game need to be individually rewritten to work on the 835 x86 emulator? Qualcomm said their Adreno GPUs are...
  16. P

    Spec Me A $1100 (Or Less) 1080p Beast

    [UPDATED] Please build me a 1080p based PC with a black and white theme if possible on PCPP. Whenever I try to build one on PCPP I spend too much. The budget is $1100, and please use the ASUS DUAL GTX 1060 6gb and a nice case with a tempered glass side panel. Disregard all of the comments...
  17. A

    Gaming pc running slowly :(

    Hello, why is my gaming pc running slowly? It started like 2 weeks ago when i played H1Z1. I have almost everything on low graphic settings (pro settings) i have like 140 fps but it feels like i have 50 but it says on steam fps counter that i have 100-140. It's just not on H1Z1, it is on dayz...
  18. G

    Will this graphics card run on my motherboard

    I used speccy to find out my specs on my mother board, it is a foxconn model 2ADA version 1.0 Specs for pci are Slot type PCI Data lanes 16x Slot designation PCI express x16 slot Characteristics 3.3V, shared, PME I bought NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX960 How much performance will I lose or will it even...
  19. Robert Cast

    Gaming Laptop Advice Needed

    Hello everyone! My current computer specs: $400, four-year-old HP laptop OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Version: 10.0.16299 Build 16299 Processor: Intel® Pentium® CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz, 2159 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) Drive: C: Description: Local Fixed Disk Compressed: No File...
  20. J

    Best motherboard for gaming

    I want to know about the best motherboard for gaming. Moreover, the gaming motherboard that doesn't go out of order due to over heating.
  21. L

    Lineage 2 new PC version is around the corner !!------Special Halloween news here~

    Lineage 2 new PC version is around the corner !!------Special Halloween news here~Exciting ,right? It is new to newbies indeed,but YOU must know it once you’ve played and combated heroically in real game! There you will find the same characters as the very beginning Lineage and even the second...
  22. DeadlyTitan

    Ryzen5 1600 vs i7 3770(non K) For Games

    I originally wanted to buy an i7 8700(non K), but the non availability of cheaper non overclocking motherboards drove me towards Ryzen5 My current choices are i7 3770, or go Ryzen 5 or Wait for Non overclocking motherboards to appear for i7 8700 So, between R5 1600 and i7 3770 which one of...
  23. W

    Are Gaming Chairs the most overrated gaming products or not? Let's get it over with!

    A lot of my friends go for $1000 or $3000 gaming chairs, which serve the same purpose as a normal gaming chair. Which comes down to my question that isn't they the most overrated products out there or does they serve a real purpose? Kindly share your thoughts with me.
  24. T

    Anyone feel CPU [AT] benchmarks should include gaming and streaming since multi core cpu's are out?

    As a person that just got a brand new ryzen7 system and lingering if coffee lake would have been the better path for gaming and streaming csgo,pubg, etc , I feel there simply isn't enough data out there for this topic. I was on the fence between 7700k and the ryzen 7, 99% of the time the 7700k...
  25. Nietzsche-san

    Vega 64 Beats 1080ti In Forza 7

    Source: http://us.blastingnews.com/tech/2017/10/amd-vega-64-beats-nvidias-gtx-1080-ti-in-forza-7-002061147.html This is an anomaly, yes, but is this a sign of things to come? AMD's architecture was beyond its time and now with DX12 and improvements in software, their research is turning out to...
  26. Nietzsche-san

    Help Me Build My Dream Gaming/Streaming PC

    It's been 7 years since I built my first PC. And you guys helped me do it (I still remember Mfenn helping me every step of the way - I wonder if he's still around). That badboy ran for a solid 4 years, kicking every game's ass. It wasn't until 2015 that I had to upgrade my GPU since my old EVGA...
  27. S

    How can I upgrade my computer to maximize gaming performance?

    Currently using a GTX 1080TI, but want to make sure the rest of my computer is up to date! Processor is a Intel core I7 4790k and my motherboard is MSI Z97 GAMING 5. About to get myself a HTC Vive so want to make sure nothing will be bottle necked. Any suggestions? Thanks guys!
  28. nxr_

    Input on a high-end gaming rig

    Hello builders and enthusiasts, I'm designing my new rig for the end of 2017 - early middle 2018. It's the first time for me to build a system from scratch. But I've read a lot and tried to keep myself updated with the new trends. I put together a few parts (pc part picker link below) and will...
  29. D007

    PS3 controller+bluetooth+Windows10=Working.

    Been having a lot of problems finding drivers that work properly or a tutorial that adequately shows how to install the drivers. This guy does it perfectly. Works like a charm in windows 10 and it was causing me a lot of headaches with bluetooth. I'm a huge fan of the ps3 controller still, in...
  30. GothAmKing

    Mid-range Ryzen build. Suggestions required

    1. What YOUR PC will be used for. Gaming at 1080p @60Hz and bit of web development. 2. What YOUR budget is. USD 1000 3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from. India 4. IF you're buying parts OUTSIDE the US, please post a link to the vendor you'll be buying from. pcpartpicker is...
  31. Scholzpdx

    Bought "new" netbook, what can an i3-3227U/HD4000 actually run?

    Since my laptop (A10-4600m) has a faulty fan for the second time I went on eBay and bought the top model Thinkpad X131e. It'll be here in a bout a week or so. They're going for $95 these days and seemed like a solid compact laptop. I've never owned a mobile "i" variant CPU before. I have a...
  32. D

    Need Gaming Laptop for School!

    I need to buy a gaming laptop for college because they are good for viewing and editing videos too, and I have to buy it before school starts in two weeks. I've been looking around and have discovered a few specs that I think are important, but I don't have enough knowledge about specs to feel...
  33. L

    Gaming Rig, Mid Range ~$1,200

    Hello guys! It has been a long time since I have posted and I am happy to say my current rig has lasted me about 7+ years now (you guys helped me design it way back when). Anyhow, it's about that time again... Looking to build a mid range build spending around $1,200. This is primarily just...
  34. DaQuteness

    Gaming laptop with eGPU for 3D work - £2500 budget should get you interested

    Sweet mother, I'm back, it's been 6 years since I've last posted on Anandtech and 10 since I've joined! WOW! Anyway, my mind being blown aside, I've come back here for a good reason: tech-savvy nerd central with good opinions. Not every day someone pops up in here and says "I have a nice budget...
  35. M

    Random Lockups While Gaming

    Bought a Dell 8900 late 2015. Upgraded to GTX 970 and new PSU. From the beginning, I would have very random game lockups. Games would simply freeze. No BSOD, no sounds, just a frozen screen - forcing a hard reboot. Game settings or intensity of scene are unrelated. Games will freeze under light...
  36. S

    Need Help 4 a High End Build

    These are only some parts I've been looking at so if you would like to give other suggestions please leave a comment I could get all the help I can get. Windows 10 Display: 43" 4k Monitor (Already bought) CASE: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009QZH23S/ref=twister_B009VZ3YVC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1...
  37. S

    Need Help Locating Issue with Game lag....

    I have a good 1050 Ti NVIDIa Graphics Card, just got a high quality SSD and 2 sticks of 2133 Mhz 8GB DDR3 memory, and am trying to run Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (huge map, 100+ players on a server) smoothly, but it keeps lagging even when I set all graphics settings to very low. My system...
  38. K

    High-end gaming build

    I want to build a new gaming rig, but I've been out of the loop for a while. I'd like to go fairly high end but within reason. So far, I've chosen the Intel i7-7700K as the CPU, but the motherboards are all over the place. I don't think I need one of the $500 ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme boards...
  39. N

    Compact Gaming Rig Recommendations

    Hey all. Have not seen (or heard) from most of you in a while. Jobs, a decent system and 3 kids can do that to you. Anyway, I am looking at a 4+ year old I5 system (5300?) in a silverstone case with a 960 card that is startingto see its age. I got the original spec from here and it worked...
  40. Y

    Intel core i5 4690 vs 3570k for gaming.

    So, as I've written on the title, I have a friend who has the intel core i5 3570k, he told me that he doesn't overclock at all ( he just bought it a couple of years ago with a huge psu ). I tried oc the 3570k and got a stable 4.6 - 4.7 ghz. My question is, for gaming, is the i5 3570k with 4.6...