Brand Questions & Answers


Acer Predator Logo

Q: Does the 2016 model g9-791-78ce as shown come with pro zone rgb zone lighting?

A: Yes, it certainly does.

Q: Does the frost core accessory come with purchase of the g9-791-78ce?

A: Yes it comes with it. It replace the Blu-ray, easy to make the swap. The fan is not as strong as the other 2 in the pc but still help alot when playing games.

Q: Does the Acer Predator Z35 35 inch Wide Monitor come with DisplayPort 1.3?

A: No, it is DisplayPort 1.2a technology.

Q: Does the Acer Predator Z35 35 inch Wide Monitor have VGA or DVI ports?

A: No. It has one (1) HDMI and one (1) Display Port connection. Note: To use the G-Sync functionality you MUST use the Display Port Connection with a compatible NVIDIA graphics card.

Q: How are the IPS colors of the Acer Predator XB271HU compared to the ASUS ROG Swift pg278q which is TN and I currently own.

A: We;ve tested both side by side. We would say the colors pop more. We like that the viewing angles which allow us to lay in in bed and watch movies or other media. The viewing angle on the pg278q add tinges of color (pink or green) due to the TN panel. We would recommend that if you need to upgrade to make your rig more media oriented AS WELL as gaming then go for the XB271HU but if you just game, it might not be worth the upgrade just yet.



Arozzi Logo

Q: I'm 6'4" and 260 lbs... Would the Arozzi Enzo Ergonomic Gaming Chair be a good fit or should I look elsewhere?

A: You could purchase the chair since, technically, it can support you (270lbs being the weight maximum). However, we still would recommend you go with a higher end model like the Torretta or Verona.

Q: What's the max weight on the Arozzi Torretta XL Ergonomic Gaming Chair?

A: The Manufacturer has put the chair's weight limit at 310lbs



Alienware Logo

Q: Is there a big difference between the R2 series and the R3 series?

A: The CPU on the R3 is faster and more efficient. Also the R3 has USB Type-C ports which not only support USB 3.1, but also Thunderbolt 3 technology.

Q: Does the Alienware AW15R2-6161SLV contain a battery in the box?

A: No, the battery is integrated in the unit.

Q: Does the Alienware AW17R3-1675SLV laptop have 1x8gb or 2x4gb memory configuration?

A: This unit has a 2x4gb memory configuration.

Q: Is the hard drive user upgradable on the Alienware AW13R2-1678SLV?

A: It's a 2.5" drive and is user upgradable. An SSD will fit no problem, but a thicker disk style hard drive probably wouldn't. We've replaced similar drives with Samsung 840 1TB drives in the past.

Q: Can you play cs:go on the Alienware Steam Machine ASM100-6980BLK?

A: According to Valve, answer is yes.

Q: Can you play other standard PC games on the Alienware Steam Machine?

A: No, not as it comes out of the box. The Steam Machine runs Linux and cannot run PC games. However, you can reformat the machine with a Windows OS and then it's just a regular computer.



ASUS Logo

Q: Will the ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 980 work with an AMD processor and 600w of power?

A: A: Yes, this GPU should work with an AMD processor and 600 Watt of power.

Q: Is the ASUS ZenBook UX303UB Linux compatible?

A: A: Yes, you can install Linux if you'd like, however, ASUS does not have the appropriate drivers to support the OS. That means you may not get support for such things as the touchscreen and other features of this notebook.

Q: Is it possible to change the keyboard on ASUS notebooks?

A: You can really only change the language of the keyboard from your Operating System. This obviously won't change the physical keyboard, but will allow you to type any special characters or symbols with greater ease.

Q: Does the ASUS G20BM-US005S Gaming Desktop come with a mouse and keyboard?

A: Yes, the keyboard is of very good quality and has a back light and sound control. The mouse is a standard laser type with gaming style.

Q: Can the ASUS G20BM-US005S Gaming Desktop be upgraded?

A: Yes, certain components can be upgraded within the desktop such as the memory and hard drive. Expansion slots come built in so that you can make necessary upgrades in the future.

Q: Does the ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501JW-DH71T laptop have a slot to add a second SSD to the system?

A: No, there is not extra slot to add a second SSD. It only comes with 512GB SSD PCIe x 4.

Q: How is the cooling on the ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71 17.3-inch Gaming Notebook compared to the ASUS ROG G751JL-WH71(WX)?

A: The ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71 is one of ASUS' newer models and so with a new system comes more efficient cooling. But the G751JL-WH71(WX) is a laptop that is better built to handle cooling with two exhaust fans at the back of the system.

Q: Can the warranty be extended apart from the one year international warranty at the date of purchase? If yes then how?

A: Unfortunately, at this time we do not offer extended international warranties past the one provided by ASUS.

Q: Can the ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71 17.3-inch Gaming Notebook easily be hooked up to a larger monitor?

A: Yes, it has an HDMI port output giving you many options for connecting to a variety of external monitors.

Q: Does the ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71 17.3-inch Gaming Notebook come with bluetooth?

A: Yes, it has bluetooth capabilities.

Q: What's the difference between the GL752VW model & the G752VL model?

A: The G752VL is a higher end model, providing a higher end graphics card, better cooling, and G-Sync built in. You can see the full details of the G752VL here, and the GL752VW, here.

Q: What is the memory limit on the ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71 laptop? 16*2= 32 gb or 8*2=16 gb?

A: This model unit is installed with 2 x ( 2 slots installed with 8GB each ); Maximum memory it can support is 16GB.

Q: Does the ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71 laptop have an IPS or TN monitor?

A: The screen of this model is an IPS panel for wide viewing angles.

Q: Apart from the screen size, what is the difference between ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71 and ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71? Can I get the HDD replaced with a SSD?

A: The only difference is the screen size. Apart from that they are the same laptop. You can take out the HDD and replace it with a SATA SSD.

Q: I live in Japan and need an English system. The models you offer are some of the few that ship here and meet my needs (gaming). Will it be supported in Japan?

A: ASUS gaming models come with the 1-year ASUS International warranty. So yes, the laptop will be supported and covered in Japan. You can also call ASUS in Japan for any technical questions concerning the laptop.

Q: Does the ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71 laptop come with a screw for the m.2 SSD?

A: No, it does not come with a M.2 SSD screw. This model unit only comes with 1TB 7200RPM hard drive. Please be advised that it might void the warranty if anything gets damaged on your unit.

Q: Will there be a noticeable difference between GTX960M and GTX965M in certain models?

A: Yes, the 965M is noticeably faster than the 960M. The performance of the 965M would depend on notebook cooling and it is sometimes limited by its 128-bit bus and VRAM amount (for the 2GB version) but it does run much cooler and can overclock better.

Q: Can the ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71 be used for 4K video editing?

A: The maximum resolution for this laptop’s screen is 1920×1080, so if you’re playing 4K (3840×2160) content it will be downscaled to 1920×1080. In terms of performance, no lag should occur. But of course the 4K content will take more space from the storage drive.

Q: How do you remove/replace the battery on the ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71?

A: You have to open up the bottom part of the unit on where the battery is placed so you can replace/remove the battery if needed. Please be advised that removing/replacing the battery yourself voids the warranty.

Q: ASUS states that they have an international warranty. Mexico is part of North America, does the international warranty apply in Mexico?

A: Yes, ASUS applies their 1-Year International Warranty to orders sent to Mexico from Canada.

Q: What is the exact version of the WiFi device attached to the ASUS ROG GL552VW Gaming Laptop?

A: This model supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Q: Can anyone tell me the whole process to install a M.2 SSD and how to install OS on it?

A: First, and most importantly, ensure you're properly grounded - if you're not you can fry the components. Also read your warranty info to see if this will void your warranty. If you're inexperienced, it might be a good idea to pay $50 to get a trained computer tech to do it for you.

Basically the process will involve removing the two screws from the underside of the laptop to expose the innards. ASUS did a good job making all of the commonly upgraded components easily accessible on this laptop. Looking at the computer form the underside you will see on the left lower portion a 2.5 inch hdd and to the right of this about a 1 x 3 inch slot with nothing in it. Install your SSD into this slot, screw it in (I've been told is M2 x 3, but can't verify that yet). That will get it in your computer and for most computers it should recognize it immediately and install itself next time you start it up.

To install the OS onto it, you'll first need to create a recovery drive for Windows 10 and for this you'll need a minimum 8 GB thumb drive. Just put it in your computer and then type "create a recovery drive" into the box to the right of the windows start icon and it'll take you right to the process. Next, when the computer is starting up next time, enter the BIOS (usually by hitting one of F buttons on top or Delete, it'll say on the screen when starting up) and change the order of boot sequence to specify booting up from the USB drive. From here you'll go into the recovery application, you'll have to specify that you want to install the OS onto the SSD and for the most part, Windows 10 setup will take care of the rest. After this, you will probably also have to reinstall the drivers for the devices on the computer, which for those that came with the computer can be found at the ASUS website. For this particular computer this should be where you need to look - https://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/GL552VW/HelpDesk_Download/. Any others you will have to track down from that particular supplier, though in general it's usually quite easy to do.

Q: Can the ASUS ROG GL552VW Gaming Laptop play Fallout 4?

A: Yes, it will be able to run and play Fallout 4 on high or ultra detail settings. It meets the system requirements to run the game.

Q: My trackpad is little wobbly, meaning if I swipe through I feel like it's shaky and kind of rattles a bit which is annoying. Does anyone else have this issue?

A: If your laptop is still under warranty, we would recommend having it serviced at an authorized ASUS service centre. This issue has been encountered by others.

Q: How long is the warranty on the ASUS ROG GL552VW Gaming Laptop?

A: ASUS gaming models come with a 1-Year ASUS Warranty and a 1-Year ASUS International warranty.

Q: Is the battery in the ASUS ROG GL552VW Gaming Laptop a 9-cell battery?

A: The battery of this model is 4 cell Li-ion battery that can last up to 5 hours.

Q: Does the ASUS ROG GL552VW Gaming Laptop have Hyperthreading and Overclock support?

A: All Intel Core i7's have hyperthreading. As for overclocking this particular model, we advise that you verify that overclocking this system will not void your ASUS warranty.

Q: What size is the SATA drive bay (7 mm or 9.5mm) in the ASUS ROG GL552VW? Is there only one of them?

A: It's 7mm. There is only one standard 2.5" notebook size SATA drive slot. There is an M.2 (B+M key) slot where you can install an M.2 SSD.

Q: Does the ASUS ROG GL552VW Gaming Laptop have a M.2 slot for an SSD? Will installing it void the warranty?

A: Yes, it does come with an M.2 Slot. It doesn't come with a screw to install one, though, so you'll have to find one elsewhere. No, installing it will not void the warranty.

Q: Is there an International Accidental Damage Warranty?

A: No, ASUS Accidental Damage Protection only applies to certain models purchased in Canada and the United States. This model unit comes with 1 Year International Warranty. ASUS International Warranty offers 12 month limited hardware warranty service for parts and labor repair for select notebooks. Warranty service starts on the date of purchase and is only applicable within countries that have authorized ASUS Repair Centers. Excluding the following regions: South America and Latin America. Please visit www.asus.com for additional information. Not applicable on all units and subject to verification by ASUS.

Q: How much does it cost to updrage to Windows 10 Pro?

A: Upgrades for Windows 10 are not yet available, but a retail copy can be purchased for about $249.99.

Q: Do the ASUS Gaming models come with a recovery copy of windows on an external CD?

A: No, but you can create one through the recovery center/menu - a 16gb flash drive will be enough to hold the Operating System.

Q: Does the ASUS ROG GL552VW Gaming Laptop have a touchscreen?

A: No, the ASUS ROG GL552VW Gaming Laptop does not come equipped with touchscreen capabilities.

Q: What screw is needed for adding an SSD that is frequently bought for this computer?

A: It will be diffciult to find the exact screw and we recommend that you take your laptop to a qualified repair shop with your SDD in order to do the installation.

Q: Does the ASUS ROG GL552VW Gaming Laptop have a metal chassis or is it plastic?

A: It's a hard plastic chasis with a metal sheet at the top (where the screen is located).

Q: Do ASUS Gaming Models come with the graphics drivers installed?

A: Yes, all drivers come installed. But it is always recommended to check for updates and install them as necessary.

Q: How do you turbo your computer to get its processor's max ghz

A: Normally, it's in power settings or BIOS and the default should already be set to do this. It's not something you can "set to max speed" and leave it. The system decides on its own when the frequency increases (i.e. when it needs to have more power). There are some criteria that need to be met for this to happen (current resources are not enough, temperature of the CPU cannot exceed certain level - those are two main requirements, but there are some more). This is already a very fast processor. Unless you are constantly using software that requires extra power, you will rarely see the turbo kick in. If you want to have the CPU run at the higher speed at all times, you would need to get a different, custom-built system with an overclocked processor - it's a different type of game, not recommended for the mainstream systems.

Q: What is G-Sync and which ASUS models support it?

A: G-SYNC's revolutionary smoothness is achieved by synchronizing display refresh rates to the GPU in your GeForce GTX-powered desktop or notebook, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag. The models that currently support G-Sync are the G752VT, G752VL, G752VY-DH72, and the G752VY-DH78K.

Q: Can the M.2 slot on the ASUS ROG GL552VW be used for another HDD?

A: No, M.2 slots don't support HDDs. This model unit only comes with 1TB 7200RPM hard drive. Please be advised that it might void the warranty if anything gets damaged on your unit.

Q: Display driver keeps crashing on the ASUS ROG GL552VW. Any fixes?

A: We've seen this issue before. Make sure to upgrade Windows and all drivers to the latest ones available. If this doesn't resolve the issue, make sure that the GeForce driver is chosen from the display settings menu.

Q: Can I buy an extra battery for the ASUS ROG GL552VW laptop?

A: Yes. Contact your a certified ASUS service centre for more information.

Q: Will I be able to play games like FIFA 16 & GTA 5 on the ASUS ROG GL552VW?

A: Yes, it will be able to run and play games like FIFA 16 and GTA 5 on high or ultra detail settings. It meets the system requirements to run the games.

Q: Does the ASUS ROG GL552VW laptop have gigabit dual-band 802.11ac ultra-fast wi-fi?

A: This model comes with Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac or 802.11 ac (WiDi).

Q: What is a Kensington lock and does the ASUS ROG GL552VW have one?

A: A Kensington lock is a security device that attaches a cable from a computer to a stationary object such as table. It is similar to a bicycle lock that attaches a bicycle securely to a railing. This model unit has a kensington lock feature.

Q: Does the ASUS ROG GL552VW have a mini PCI slot?

A: No, this model does not.

Q: Can I play Age of Empires: Age of Conquerors on high graphics with the ASUS ROG GL552VW laptop?

A: Yes, you can run and play Age of Empires and Age of Conquerors in high or ultra detail settings. It meets the system requirements to run the game.

Q: Can I buy a bigger battery for the ASUS ROG GL552VW?

A: As far as we know, ASUS does not make any other battery for this model. There could be third party batteries made, but please buy them only if they guarantee that it will not harm the computer (and if it does, then they pay to replace the laptop) and that they offer free returns. Most batteries in laptops nowadays are electronic devices too - if the notebook doesn't "like" it for some reason, i.e. decides it's not an original battery, the system might reject it. We are not sure if ASUS uses the same technology, but this is commong among other brands.

Q: Does the Super Multi DVD drive support blu-ray discs?

A: Unfortunately not. At this time it only supports CDs and DVDs.

Q: Can I install AutoCAD and other engineering programs onto ASUS Gaming models, or i will have problems?

A: We sell these to engineering and design companies. They have no problem using AutoCAD and other complex software on these machines - they are quite powerful.

Q: What comes in the box with the ASUS ROG GL552VW?

A: The box includes the computer, battery, AC adapter, power cord, user guide, warranty card, cleaning cloth, and the cable tie.

Q: Is the ASUS ROG GL552VW compatible with DOS?

A: Yes, you can certainly load DOS onto this computer without issues.

Q: With the GL552VW being a metallic version, does its screen have any flex like one with an all plastic lid, and does it wobble when you type?

A: Metallic version means there is a metalic plate at the top of the plastic frame that holds the screen. We've seen a couple of customers posting their reviews that the screens wobble, but we suspect that the reviews were supposed to be about a different model. This one does not wobble. I mean, you can certainly twist it, if you apply a good amount of force, just like any other laptop, but it's not something that easily wobbles. There are plenty of video reviews out there on the web that show unboxing this computer and there is nothing even close to wobble.

Q: Is the ASUS G752VL-DH71 Gaming Laptop a good computer for editing videos?

A: Yes, it will be a great choice for your needs.

Q: I have a strong dislike for Windows 10. Can I install Windows 7 and have it still work in ASUS Gaming Models?

A: You can try installing Windows 7 OS on this model unit at your discretion. However, ASUS does not have the appropriate drivers to support it.

Q: Can this labtop run Fallout 4 and Starwars Battlefront on ultra?

A: Yes, it will be able to run and play Fallout 4 and Starwars Battlefront on high or ultra detail settings. It meets the system requirements to run the games.

Q: what bag should I use for the ASUS G752? I've heard the one ASUS has doesn't fit?

A: It is best to go with an 18" bag to make sure that there is enough room to support this ASUS model. We offer several 18" versions from Alienware.

Q: Does the ASUS G752VT-DH72 support the new Samsung 950 Pro 3rd Gen x4 SSD?

A: Yes, it will be able to support the New Samsung 950 Pro 3rd Gen x4 SSD.

Q: Whats the difference between the ASUS G752VT-DH72 and the G752VL-DH71 which is nearly twice the price?

A: The G752VT has an extra 128GB SSD drive and a NVIDIA GTX970M graphics card with 3GB of vRam. The G752VL has a NVIDIA GTX965M graphics card with 2GB of vRam.

Q: Do the ASUS Gaming Models come with Win 10 Home or Pro?

A: All ASUS Gaming Models come Windows 10 Home, unless otherwise specified.

Q: Can we upgrade the Graphics Card from the GTX970M 3GB to a GTX980M 4GB later on?

A: No, you cannot replace or upgrade the GPU of this model unit. You can only expand the RAM and storage drive.

Q: How many seconds does take for the ASUS G752VT-DH72 to start and get to the desktop?

A: Typically takes anywhere from 10 to 60 seconds. It can depend on your specific configuration and programs that you have set to open on start-up.

Q: What is the battery life like for web browsing and gaming on the ASUS G752VT-DH72?

A: The average battery life of this model unit is 4 hours. Please be advised that the battery life varies by configuration, operating conditions, and other factors. Maximum battery capacity decreases with time and use.

Q: Can I select what programs use the GTX970M and which use Intel Graphics on the ASUS G752VT-DH72? For example in Microsoft Office, Google Chrome, etc.

A: Optimus is not available on this laptop. The GTX970m is used for everything - there is no option to use the integrated Intel graphics.

Q: Is there any cooling pad or mounting for the ASUS G752VT-DH72?

A: A cooling pad isn't typically necessary for this model as it is built with a top-of-the-line cooling system from ASUS.

Q: What ASUS ROG model has a touchscreen?

A: There are currently no ASUS ROG models on the market that feature a touchscreen.

Q: What is a Kensington lock and does the ASUS ROG GL552VW have one?

A: A Kensington lock is a security device that attaches a cable from a computer to a stationary object such as table. It is similar to a bicycle lock that attaches a bicycle securely to a railing. This model unit has a kensington lock feature.

Q: Is the OS on the ASUS G752VY-DH72 installed on the SSD?

A: Yes, it would be installed on the SSD.

Q: Is there a 2nd SATA connection on the ASUS G752VY-DH72 to add one more 2.5" HDD?

A: The ASUS G752VY-DH72 features 2x NVMe SSD slots, 1x Hard drive and 1x ODD (or you can purchase a slim size ODD bay bracket for Hard Drive)

Q: What is the ASUS G752VY-DH72 made of, plastic or aluminum?

A: This model is mostly aluminum. The GL752 models, not G752, are mostly plastic.

Q: What's the configuration of the SSD(s) on the ASUS G752VY-DH78K?

A: 2x 256GB NVME SSD

Q: Will the ASUS G752VY-DH78K work with the new water-cooler dock that ASUS is releasing?

A: That will be a different model, the GX700 that uses that, it will be modified to work with the dock.

Q: Which model/brand and type of RAM does the ASUS G752VY-DH72 laptop have?

A: Unfortunately, we can't know the specific brand of memory that ASUS uses and we have contacted them regarding this. But the type of RAM is DDR4 2133MHz.

Q: Does the ASUS ROG G752VY-DH78K come with a DVD-R optical drive, or with a 6x Blu-Ray RW Optical Drive?

A: This model unit comes with 6X Blu ray RW optical drive.

Q: Has anyone tried to use the ASUS G751JY connected to an external 4K monitor? If so, could you tell me how it runs?

A: While NVIDIA states the GTX980m that comes with the laptop is capable of running a display at 4K resolution, we would say to be safe not to expect stellar performance out of it if you plan to game at that resolution on ultra graphics settings.

Q: Am I able to use ASUS Gaming Models in other countries?

A: Yes, you will simply need the outlet adapter specific to the country that you will be traveling to, or that you live in.

Q: Can I upgrade to the GTX970 on the ASUS G20AJ-US023S Desktop for 1440p graphics?

A: As long as it is not a super large card. You will need to find a second power supply cord as it does not come with two, only one. It has two ports, you will need to utilize both to power such a strong card. Disassembly/reassembly of it is very difficult and there are no guides out for it so do this at your own risk as you may potentially void the warranty by making this changes.

Q: What is the best type and version of a cable to get the best quality, in both fps, and resolution with the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27-Inch Gaming Monitor?

A: we've seen our best results using a Display Port 1.2 cable. If your computer doesn't support this type of connection you can purchase an adapter for your specific output type.

Q: Does anyone know if the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 27-Inch Gaming Monitor works with a Mac (more specifically Mac pro) at the full 144hz refresh rate?

A: Yes, theorectically it should. We have tested it in the following situation: Works at 144hz 1440p with a MINI Display Port to Display Port cable on a 2013 Mac Pro running OSX Yosemite.

Q: How many USB 3.0 connections does the ASUS ROG RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 LGA2011-V3 motherboard have?

A: This board has 10 USB 3.0 connector.

Q: Can the ASUS ROG RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 LGA2011-V3 motherboard use both the onboard M.2 and the PCI card at the same time to run two M.2 drives to dual boot different operating systems on each?

A: Yes, the board will support a m.2 drive and a pci card in slot 4 at the same time. In the BIOS, you can change "PCIEx8_4 and M.2 Configuration" setting to M.2 to force the M.2 port to be active. This can be found under advanced/on board devices configuration. Keep in mind that this will limit pcie slot 4 to x4 Gen 3. You can get a high end network card to work in this configuration, but will have little luck getting a graphics card to function. we see no reason you cannot use two m.2 drives to dual boot the system. When using NVME drive you must install the OS in uEFI mode.

Q: What M.2 cards can I use with the ASUS ROG RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 LGA2011-V3 motherboard?

A: The board has one M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Supports PCIE SSDs only) on it. PCI-Express SSD's only in the M.2 slot.

Q: If I have 4 sticks of RAM, how should I arrange them on the the ASUS ROG RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 LGA2011-V3 motherboard?

A: Red sockets should be used first. This motherboard comes with an instruction booklet for guidance.

Q: What type of RAM does the ASUS ROG RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 LGA2011-V3 motherboard support?

A: The ASUS Rampage supports DDR4 Ram.

Q: Can I use the ASUS MX299Q 29" LED Monitor for PS4 and Xbox One gaming?

A: Yes, it's a great monitor for those applications.

Q: Does the ASUS ATX Z97-A/USB 3.1 Motherboard work with the a Radeon R7 370 Graphics Card with 4GB of vRam?

A: Yes. There's nothing special that would prevent its normal operation.

Q: Is the ASUS ATX Z97-A/USB 3.1 Motherboard compatible with DDR3 1600 memory?

A: Yes, but 2600 is preferable. Just check to make sure the memory card is within the voltage range for the motherboard.

Q: Does the ASUS ATX Z97-A/USB 3.1 Motherboard work with an amd-fx8350?

A: No. That is an AMD CPU. This board only supports Intel CPUs.

Q: What is the difference between the ASUS ATX Z97-A/USB 3.1 Motherboard & the Asus z97 pro gamer model?

A: The only difference are two things. Audio chipsets are different and the gamer pro supports two pcie slots in x16 mode vs this board with two graphics cards would run at x8 mode. Otherwise everything else the same.

Q: How many SATA ports does this have? I need to know what is the maximum number of drives I can attach without any additional SATA card?

A: This motherboard has one SATA Express port with 2 x SATA 6GB/s ports, one M.2 Socket 3 and 4 SATA 6Gb/s ports.

Q: I've heard from a review that the ASUS ATX Z97-A/USB 3.1 Motherboard doesn't include the POST speaker. Is this true?

A: Correct, it does not.

Q: Does the ASUS ATX Z97-A/USB 3.1 Motherboard support raid configurations?

A: Yes, this motherboard supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.

Q: I have a XFX Double Dissipation R9 380 990mhz XXX OC 4GB DDR5 Graphics Card, and an AMD FX CPU. Should I use a 600w psu or a 700w psu?

A: 600 watts would do but we would recomend that you go with the 700 watt PSU. We always recommend to never skimp and to always buy a good quality power supply.

Q: Would a Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX760 (2GB GDDR5) Video Card (zt-70401-10p) be compatible with the ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AMD Motherboard?

A: You have 5 PCIe slots ion your main board, assuming that's compatible with your Graphics Card and you have the drivers for your card, it should work fine.

Q: Would the ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AMD Motherboard work with an EVGA GeForce GT740 (4GB GDDR5) Graphics Card?

A: You shouldn't have any issues runnign that card.

Q: How many usb 2.0 and 3.0 does the ASUS ATX DDR4 3000 LGA 2011-3 Motherboards X99-DELUXE/U3.1 have?

A: There are quite a few USB ports on this motherboard, here are the official specifications:

    Intel® X99 chipset:
  • 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (4 at mid-board)
    Intel® X99 chipset :
  • 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
    ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
  • 10 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (10 at back panel, blue)

Q: Can I pair the ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 390 Overclocked GPU with the XFX R9 390 I already have?

A: You shouldn't have any issues with using crossfire with this GPU and your current one.

Q: My gpu minimum temp is 63c and I have a 2 monitor display. One is a 23" dell s2340m 1920x1080p(dvi) and the other a 34" 3440x1440p lg 34uc98 (dp). Is the temp normal?

A: That does sound ok for a temperature, but normally, you worry about temperatures at full load. If your GPU goes over 80C, you are in the danger zone and risk damaging the GPU.

Q: Why is my resolution output only 3200x1800 when running the ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 390 Overclocked GPU?

A: To answer that you'd need to check and see if A. Your monitor supports higher than 3200x1800 and B. You are using the Digital Ports like DisplayPort or HDMI.

Q: Can I use 2 6pin conectors to power the ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 390 Overclocked GPU or would I need more?

A: To power this graphics card properly, you will need both an 8-pin(6+2), and also a 6-pin connector.

Q: Can the ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 390X Overclocked Graphics Card do 4K?

A: Yes it can. Make sure to fix fan profile so you wont be running it at 80 plus degrees.

Q: What is the max resolution that the ASUS Strix GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 Graphic Card can Support? Does it support 3840 x 2160?

A: It will support 4k but playing games at that resolution will seriously impact your fps. We recommend at least a 980ti for 4k gaming. We've built systems running two in sli and can typically only get 4k ultra 60fps in a few games most have to be 2k x 1440.

Q: Can I use the 6700k processor with the Asus X99-PRO/USB 3.1 Motherboard?

A: The i7-6700K would not be compatible with the CPU socket. Make sure to check the motherboard specifications for 6th Gen Skylake compatibility.

Q: What is the length of the ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 380 card in inches?

A: The length of this card in inches is 10.76".

Q: The Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury is around 500$. What's the difference between that and the ASUS STRIX Radeon Fury 4 GB Graphics Card?

A: The big difference is that the Asus R9 Fury is a little longer and a little wider, but the fan design is superior and keeps the card a bit cooler. Sapphire has a bit better overclocking capability, however most new R9 cards can't be overclocked much anyway. It comes down to which vendor you want to do business with.

Q: Will EVGA 600W B1 Bronze 80 plus be enough for the ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 380 gpu?

A: Technically, yes, your 600W PSU should be enough for this graphics card. But, in any case, it doesn't hurt to be safe and actually check with a PSU calculator if it actually is. This one from Cooler Master is really good http://www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/. Just punch in your build with the wanted GPU and it should tell you what PSU wattage you should have! (No need to actually take the CM recommended PSU)

Q: Does the Asus Z170-DELUXE Desktop Motherboard have a built in sound card?

A: Yes. Shielded audio, superior sound. The ASUS-exclusive technology that produces near-lossless audio quality with a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 115dB, so you enjoy every sound detail.

Q: Does the Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27 inch Widescreen LED Gaming Monitor have a headphone jack?

A: It doesn't have a headphone jack. The I/O ports are a DisplayPort 1.2 input and 2 USB Port(s) : 3.0 ports.

Q: Is the Asus GeForce GTX 950 2GB GPU compatible with the Asus Z170 pro gaming motherboard?

A: Yes, this GPU should be compatible with the motherboard.

Q: What are the power requirements for the Asus GeForce GTX 950 2GB GPU?

A: This GPU requires at least 150W. But the best way to know if this fits with your build is to use a PSU calculator. http://powersupplycalculator.net/

Q: What is the recommended Power Supply size to run the ASUS GeForce GTX 980ti 6GB 384-Bit GDDR5 Graphics Cards?

A: 650 watt with 2 x PCI express 6+2-pin because video has 2 x pic express sockets.

Q: Is the ASUS STRIX-R9380X-OC4G-GAMING Graphic Card compatible with any motherboard?

A: It is compatible with any motherboard that has a PCIe 3.0 port.

Q: How much watts do you need to power the ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 390?

A: AMD recommends a minimum of 650. We suggest 750 just in case.



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Q: Will the BenQ GW2760HS 27-inch Monitor work with Windows XP?

A: Yes, it will. The BENQ drivers will allow it to work with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (both 32 and 64 bit). It also works with Windows 10.

Q: What is the response time on the BenQ GW2760HS 27-inch Monitor?

A: This monitor has a 4ms response time.

Q: Does the BenQ GW2760HS 27-inch LED Monitor have built-in speakers?

A: Yes, it does.



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Q: What is the recommended power supply for the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 04G-P4-1962-KR Graphics Card?

A: You need to take into account all the equipment in your PC to make that determination. While I believe EVGA recommends a 450w PS, with at least 1 8 pin power connector, you may need a higher wattage one if you have more hard drives DVD/ Bluray etc.

Q: Will the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB SC Graphics Card work with the shuttle sh170r6?

A: According to Shuttle the modelo SH170R6 suppports a dual slot PCI x16. Short answer is yes.

Q: What is the difference besides the single and dual fan on the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 04G-P4-1962-KR 4GB and the 2 fan variant? Any performance changes and why the price difference between the two?

A: Dual fan with 2.0+ ACX has a slightly higher clock speed, and the difference is the card will be cooled better. The ACX 2.0+ technology has a profile where the fan only starts when the card reaches a certain temp., so when idle the fan won't need to be spinning (=less noise.) The fans itself is already quiet, though. You should definitely go with the dual fans, if it can fit in your case that is.

Q: Does the EVGA logo on the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Graphics Card light up, and if so, what colour?

A: The logo reads EVGA GeForce gtx 980 and it lights up white.



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Q: What operating system does the MSI GP62 2QE-097US Leopard Pro Gaming Laptop run?

A: This model runs Windows 8 but is eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10. To take advantage of this offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. See Microsoft's Website for terms & conditions. Offer ends July 29, 2016.

Q: What operating system does the MSI GP62 2QE-097US Leopard Pro Gaming Laptop run?

A: This model runs Windows 8 but is eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10. To take advantage of this offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. See Microsoft's Website for terms & conditions. Offer ends July 29, 2016.

Q: What type of SSD is installed in the MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro? Is it M.2 or PCIe?

A: The SSD installed in this model is a 128 GB NVMe SAMSUNG MZVPV128 which is PCIe based.

Q: How many fps would I get from games like csgo, arma 3, and dayz standalone with the MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 970?

A: When it comes to CS:GO, like mentioned we believe it would be safe to say 180fps+, as for Arma 3 and DayZ Standalone, we would say, assuming the rest of your build is up to par, an easy 60fps +.

Q: Which one is better, the gtx 970 or sli gtx 960 for 1080p monitor with 144hz, all max setting for all blizzard games and dota2, mgs v.?

A: One GTX 970 would be better than an SLI 960 setup since, like mentioned, SLI isn't supported by all games and the scaling between cards isn't at 100%, meaning that the second 960 isn't going to offer max performance which will lead to an overall worse performance than simply having one GTX 970.

Q: Can I SLI the MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 970 on a 725W psu? (specs: 32gb ram, intel i7 5820k 6 core, asrock x99 extreme 6, existing gpu same.

A: If your PSU is low quality, it might struggle. If you've bought something that is gold or platinum rated, then it could probably handle it. Not all power supplies are the same.

Q: Does this the MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 970 support a gigabyte ga-h97-hd3 motherboard and will my cpu (i7-4790) and psu (600w-atx) be sufficient to run it properly?

A: Yes, you could probably run SLI and still have enough power.

Q: Does this the MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 980 have a backplate?

A: No, it does not. You would have to buy one seperately that is made for this card.

Q: Can you use dual monitors of different resolutions with the MSI GAMING GTX 960 2GB OC? I just ordered a 4K monitor but my other monitor is 1080.

A: Yes, you can use two monitors of different resolutions without any issue.

Q: Why the MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 980 4GB GPU so cheap? Thinking between this and the Asus strix geforce gtx 980ti which is $300 more and may not be worth it over this card.

A: The reason the GTX 980 is cheaper than the 980Ti is because the 980Ti has more vRAM and a higher base clock (Depending on models).