1. J

    Cost to run a PC 24/7 per month to host a game server?

    I wasn't sure what section to post this in, so I thought this was a good spot. I am currently running an MSI B450 Tomahawk max board with a Ryzen 5 5600X, 3600mhz G.Skill ram, Radeon 6600XT, Sabrent 1TB M.2 and a Lepton 500 Watt 80Plus Gold PSU. I was thinking about using this system to host an...
  2. J

    Intel CPU Help

    So I have an MSI pro Z690 motherboard I bought off of FB marketplace. It was sold to me not working and I bent pins back to fix it under a microscope. The socket for it is an LGA 1700 and I've never used Intel CPU's or their motherboards. I just want to test the board and was curious about what...
  3. J

    Desk ideas?

    So I currently have the FREDDE Gaming desk, black from Ikea and I was curious about what other good desks you guys might have or have seen that are nice and aesthetically pleasing. I'm trying to find better desk ideas. I currently run three 27" monitors. 2 in landscape mode and 1 in portrait...
  4. Y

    Help: Recommend me a monitor (27-32")

    Been out of the game for awhile. Hell, my first post on [H] in many years! Been using my laptops for awhile but now I've got a new place and new machine. At present, I'm using a 27" Toshiba TV as the display for my rig. I have my Samsung 16:10 22" TN monitors from back in 2007... one needs...
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    Recommended display settings for an LG 32UN500?

    So I've been using RTing's recommended calibration settings because the only difference between the UN500 and the UL500 is higher brightness and slightly lower(?) colorspace. But I noticed that the black contrast seems rather low for a VA monitor (blacks seem way too gray to the point where...
  7. Horiscopes

    Updating BIOS on B550 Motherboard in order to accommodate 5800x

    Hey guys, I am working on building my dad a PC at the moment, and I want to get him a 5800X for his build so he can run whatever he wants at essentially max FPS. The only problem I've run into is that B550 and X570 motherboards (according to PCPartPicker and the rest of the internet) need to...
  8. V

    Minecraft Performance TANKED After Most Recent Update (1.17)!

    Hello everyone! My build is still exactly as it appears in my signature ie: RTX 2080 Super, 3800X etc. As a result, in vanilla Minecraft I usually get around 600 frames per second or more at maximum render distance. Or at least I did...until the most recent update. Now I struggle to break 60 or...
  9. J

    It's worth paying $2.750 in advance for RTX3090, and wait a month for it to be in stock? (Help/Suggestion)

    Dear tech savvies, I have been waiting since October, just to get my hands on a RTX3090 with a reasonable price. The Saturn shop in our City center, which is most viable option. Doesn't have any at stock. I was told, to pay in advance, and wait for it to be available. Could be a month, two or...
  10. M

    Stuttering and Poor Frame Times in Games | RTX 2080 & i7 9700k Build

    I am not sure if this is the best place to post this but here we go. I built my computer a while ago (year and half ago) for the first time and I have noticed some stuttering in my games, some worse than others. I was hoping I could get some help in identifying if this is normal and if not, how...
  11. V

    Help With My First Dual Monitor Setup?

    Hello all! I just recently (as in today) got my second monitor for my build to help with my programming classes. My build it exactly as it appears in my signature. What I need help with it this; after connecting my second monitor (both are via displayport btw), a lot of stuff has slowed down...
  12. R

    TESLA K80 info

    Hi I got a used TESLA K80 and I can't find a manual or anything useful document wise. I see 2 connectors on the bracket side of the GPU motherboard. Does anyone know what they do? Thanks. P.S. If someone has the user manual i would appreciate it also.
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    VLAN question

    I have this issue where we have some HDMI over IP transmitters and receivers and are not communicating through various switches. Attached is a diagram of the layout and VLAN configs. If anyone has experience specifically with the trendnet TEG 7080ES, that would be superb, but any and all VLAN...
  14. H

    My first Xeon machine (unraid server) - Help picking a CPU/mobo combo?

    I'm relatively seasoned in shopping and building standard desktop-based machines (aka: i7) but I'm in the market to build my very first proper server and was hoping for a little help. I currently run a single machine that is both my daily workstation as well as my media+document storage/plex...
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    Persisting Audio Issue with Various Hardware

    I want to first staff off appologizing as this is my first post and it's unfortunately a tech support request. I've always read Hard Forum but haven't registered. My Current PC specifications are as follows; i7-8700K Gigabyte Aorus z390 Ultra 32GB(8x4) DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LPX 300MHz C15...
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    Second Drive disappears

    TL DR Recently bought new SSD intended to host Steam Games, disappears when launching said games. Specs: Laptop: Lenovo Y910-17ISK OS Drive: Samsung 960 Evo 256GB (M.2) Secondary Drive: Samsung 860 Evo 1TB OS: Windows 10 Games: Nier Automata, Dark Souls 3, Dragons Dogma, Final Fantasy XIV Hi...
  17. S

    RTX 2070 or 2080 for play a long time

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  18. S

    Need help with picking out RAM for a Intel 920 X58 chipset

    Hello All! I need help picking out what RAM to upgrade, I'm looking to go with 16bg's. I went to the G.Skill site to try and use the RAM configuration tool ( ) but I think the X58 is out dated and not an option. Does anyone know by chance? My set up: ·...
  19. S

    Need help with picking out RAM for a Intel 920 X58 chipset

    Hello All! I need help picking out what RAM to upgrade, I'm looking to go with 16bg's. I went to the G.Skill site to try and use the RAM configuration tool ( ) but I think the X58 is out dated and not an option. Does anyone know by chance? My set up: ·...
  20. Y

    What do you look for in a gaming mouse?

    Mice are a crucial part of any gaming set-up, but I've never really known what makes a mouse good. When I bought my first actual gaming mouse it was the Razer Mamba and I mainly bought it because I liked the lights. It was cool, but after a while I realized the sensor wasn't very good and a lot...
  21. S

    Is this a good deal? Dell G5 15 (5587) $879.99

    Hello, I'm thinking about pulling the trigger and just wanted a 2nd opinion if this was a good deal or not? I don't care if it is red or black, color is not an issue for me...
  22. S

    Could I run PUGB with just getting a 1070 TI / 1080? Or should I just buy or build something new?

    *** Disclosure – I have been out of the gaming and computer world for a long time! *** Also, Yes, I know my computer is old! *** My buddy got me in to PUGB and LOL...Thus the question of what to do. Any and all guidance is appreciated! Questions: Could I run PUGB with just getting a 1070 TI /...
  23. Jyman7

    Enough power? 650w Thermaltake RGB 80+ Bronze

    I'm running a decent tough system with a Ryzen 5 1600x on a Gigabyte x370 gaming and an RX 480. (See profile for full specs) I had problems overclocking and random shut offs I believe was an overheat problem. My second guess is the PSU delivery. Is it possible the PSU can handle the system on an OC?
  24. B

    Need opinions on streaming build

    Hi, I want to start steaming fortnite and rocket league. My budget is £1400, would you say this build is ok. I could save money by dropping down to the 2600x, but I'm not sure whether it's good enough. I don't want to have to upgrade my CPU for a few years. Also, is there anything else I could...
  25. H

    Thrustmaster Racing Wheel Help!

    Brake pedal went out and after many different troubleshooting avenues, I have the potentiometer at least responding. Unfortunately it's a on a very short throw, 5% depress or so, for two different sets of pedals (stock 2 pedal and the T3PA) -so in game they lock up as soon as sensor hits. Last...
  26. S

    Acer xb271hu - pixel brightness "shimmer" - defect or normal?

    When I turn on the monitor after it has been off for a while (1hr+) it has alternating levels of bright/dim in vertical bands. They disappear after the monitor has been on for some minutes (~5-10). The effect is more apparent at lower framerates (such as HotS being capped at 60 fps on title...
  27. F

    Build Help

    So I'm thinking of building a PC for the first time. I am going to be using it for gaming, streaming to Twitch, maybe some photoshop, listening to and/or making music, and hopefully some online college courses. This is what I have at the moment: (used this...
  28. K

    Samsung CHG70 or an HKC (preferably X3)?

    I'm amazed that I still have this account and since reddit was of no help I'm going onto here for help. I bought the HKC X3 a while ago and aside from some backlight bleed and a green line to the right, it is the best monitor I have ever owned for it's 5,000:1 contrast ratio and it's refresh...
  29. M

    Low GPU Usage gaming

    Hey everyone, I recently purchases a GTX 1070 superclocked ACX 3.0 card. Love it, but I've been having some issues. During gaming I'm getting massive fluctuations in my GPU usage. Games Like PUBG (PlayersUnkownBattlegrounds), Rust, and Left for Dead 2, Paladins, CS:GO. During The Forrest...
  30. M

    Streaming PC Setup

    Hi, I have a AMD Fx 6300 processor with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 graphics card and 8gb of DDR4 RAM. I am having trouble getting a quality stream even at 720p. I cant play high motion games like counter-strike and Player Unknown's Battlegrounds because the frame rate dips drastically and the...
  31. P

    Help With Choosing The Correct Audio Devices

    My knowledge in computer audio is generally lacking. I understand some of the basics, but I don't really know the intricacies and the details, so that's why I'm here. I've grown extremely sick of "gaming headsets", especially wireless ones, as I've had nothing but problems with them, and have...
  32. A

    i7 5930k over clock tips and help please

    Hello guys! I recently finished my build and after purchasing a new cpu cooler I started to overclock. I am new to this thing and I need some tips. First of all I read some forums and watch some videos about overclocking. I will begin by telling you what i've done so far and what were my...
  33. J

    Looking for a new gaming mouse, any help?

    Hello everyone, First off all if my english is not the best I´m sorry, I´ll try. So I´m looking for a new mouse, and here are the things I´m looking for in it: - Small / Medium size (my hands are about 17.5cm / 6.88 inch middle finger to wirst and 9cm / 3.54inch from thumb to the other side...
  34. J

    How can I have sidetone with in ear headphones and a standalone mic?

    I need a mic to talk to friends when I am playing games, but I hate using over the ear headsets; for me, they are uncomfortable, they give me a headache, and they hurt my ears after a while. My problem is that over the ear headsets are the only way I know of to have a sidetone, I cannot use a...
  35. R

    AM4 Socket Dimensions Help Needed

    Hey AMD MoBos! We over in the SFF section need help from an AM4 motherboard owner to measure the distance between the IHS surface on Ryzen CPU to the motherboard PCB. Link to OP: LP/SFF Cooler mounting adaptors for AM4 For the LGA 115x socket the "Integrated Stackup Height" (mm) From Top of...
  36. S

    High 7700K Temps with Corsair Hydro H80i and Hyper 212?

    Hi All! I did a new build about a month ago and I have noticed some unusually high temperatures with my 7700K. I originally had a Hyper 212 cooler on my build, but after seeing the temps I decided that maybe it wasn't cutting it so I switched to a Corsair Hydro H80i v2. However the temps are...
  37. J

    Korean 32" 100Hz (OC) AMVA Panel.

    Hi guys. I'm so close to pull the trigger on this baby: Before doing so I just want to ask if anyone has tried it? Or if I should reconsider? If not, I'll just buy one and...
  38. A

    i5 4690k / MSI z97 Gaming 3 - overclocking HELP thank you

    Hello I am looking to see if I can get to 4.3GHZ overclocked for the 4690k. The default is 3.5ghz and in my BIOS I have a "OC GENIE" that bumps it up to 4ghz and I am 45-50 temperature no problems. I am looking to see what would be the correct voltage setting for 4.3ghz, and if it's possible...
  39. A

    Asus GL502VM GTX 1060 M2 - Help

    I just picked up the GL502VM, GTX 1060, with 1TB SSD and purchased an Intel 600p 512GB M2 to use as the system drive. Can anyone walk me through how to install Windows 10 on the M2 as the system drive? I tried to create a recovery drive from the Recovery control panel, removing the 1TB ssd and...
  40. D

    Noritake CU20026SCPB-T23C 20 x 2 VFD Display

    I have a 20026SCPB-T23C that was originally from a payphone. I bought it at a surplus store. Can't find a datasheet as it is a custom part and noritake won't help me. I was able to figure out some of the commands, but not all. If anyone knows where I can get a datasheets or an Arduino library...