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  1. Motherboards, Bios|UEFI & CPU
    Here is the motherboard i,m gonna buy. Motherboard I wonder which fancooler is the best to fit on this motherboard and what measure the cpu fan is.
  2. Laptop Support
    I am a student doing online school with a school provided Chromebook. Recently something happened(I'm not sure what) and now the Chromebook only plays audio if there is a headset plugged in. I'm really scared since it would cost a lot of money if we returned the laptop broken. Is there something...
  3. Other Hardware Support
    My family bought a pre-built PC in 2015. Recently bought a secondhand monitor because the old one was broken. Plugged it in, turned it on but the screen is wonky. Like the display just repeats itself 7 times, edge to edge. I can't fix the resolution since I cant click anything.
  4. Windows 10 Support
    Hi guys, If you saw my previous post here you will see the story so far. I will sum it up here. Was having random blue screens, updated some drivers, keyboard and mouse no longer recognised, locked out of windows. Tried to do a clean install on Windows 10 in every which way you can but would...
  5. Laptop Support
    Hi there. Bought a laptop for christmas a couple weeks ago and have been saving it for today. So far in the last 3 hours it has crashed 3 times. Heres the rundown, specs at bottom. First time booted it up downloaded mozilla. Then downloaded steam, then epic. After logging in to steam the whole...
  6. Video Card Support
    As the title says, I was playing a game some days ago, when all of a sudden, the game started having extremely low FPS. Since then all my games run quite badly and the FPS is significantly lower than before. For comparison, I've been able to run Battlefield 1 on Ultra settings with 60+ FPS, but...
  7. Hard Drive Support
    Most of us understand the necessity of keeping a computer as cool as possible. Lower temperatures allow for a better operation and for a healthy computer system. There is much debate on whether or not water cooling is superior to air cooled machines and vice versa. I prefer to recommend what’s...
  8. Hard Drive Support
    Printers are everywhere; we find them in our homes, at our work location, or even in a local coffee shop. As printers have now evolved into all-in-one devices capable of printing, scanning, faxing, and copying, they are essential to any user. Even in an age where we are moving to a digital...
  9. Hard Drive Support
    Being a member of the Tech Support Forum Hardware team, as well as maintaining the TSF Build Guide , I make sure to only recommend the highest spec computer components that I have found. My recommendations are based on what I personally would use in my system along with known quality brands...
  10. Hard Drive Support
    Computers enjoy working in a stable environment that is not too hot. To do this, PC components have precautions installed to prevent them from overheating. Your processor and video card can monitor the amount of heat being generated while in use, and will throttle the amount of power used to...
  11. Hard Drive Support
    Whether a forum helper asks you to post your system specs or you are simply curious about what components are inside your PC, Speccy is a tool that allows to you to do just that. Speccy is a third party program that can read your PC hardware IDs to determine what components are inside your PC...
  12. Hard Drive Support
    A NAS, or Network-Attached Storage, is a computer based system that stores large files across multiple hard drives that can be shared across a local network. If you are a computer enthusiast you may have a home NAS that stores your personal backups and/or files. You may have noticed that NASs...
  13. Hard Drive Support
    Welcome to the 2014 Recommended Build Guide Custom Intel and AMD PC Builds Outstanding Quality, Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Value Revised 1/1/14 and updated regularly! ** Read Here First! ** ** This build is now outdated! View the latest build guide here ! ** Here at TSF our...
  14. Hard Drive Support
    Over the past week I have been reviewing a Wicked Lasers EVO Laser rated at a minimum of 50mWs. Provided by Wicked Lasers themselves, the EVO laser is the world’s first customizable laser that you can actually control via your Android device, iOS device or PC. Throughout my review I will be...
  15. Hard Drive Support
    On a CNet Top 5 “Outdated technology” episode, earlier this year, the broadcaster stated that on his top 5 list of soon-to-be-outdated technology, the home printer will become a thing of the past. Currently a staple for any home office, the home printer is a product that I don’t see as a thing...
  16. Hard Drive Support
    I have done reviews in the past of the RAVPower KnightRider and HooToo HT-TM01 , and while they both made good external battery packs for long term travelers, each one lacked a key element; the ease of portability. Over the past few weeks, I have been reviewing the newest edition to...
  17. Hard Drive Support
    As technology advances, we gain the ability to pack high capacity storage into smaller and smaller devices. With desktop hard drives reaching an outstanding 3TB of storage space, it’s hard to remember the days of worrying whether or not you could fill up a 500GB hard drive. One thing that...
  18. Mac Support
    With the usual extreme predictability of Apple’s events, Apple sent out an invitation this week announcing their October 22nd iPad event. With the release of the new iPhone 5s only a month ago, Apple has followed the pattern of an iPhone release in September and iPad release in October. The...
  19. Hard Drive Support
    With LG in talks about creating a curved Smartphone for November, Samsung has taken it to the next step by unveiling the 5.7inch display Galaxy Round. Far from a circular design, the new smartphone has rounded sides and takes advantage of Samsung’s new Full HD Super Flexible AMOLD display that...
  20. Hard Drive Support
    Please note that this is no longer the newest version of the TSF Build Guide. The newest 2014 edition can be found here ! The following builds, however, are still functional, high quality, and high performance builds. These can be used if you wish to save even more money. Welcome to...
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