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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 17:59 
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I remember resting my 32" Samsung TV precariously to play Ikaruga in TATE mode...

I was still shit at it.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 15:34 
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Really being delayed on the build. First I got messed around over the Bitspower block. That ended well, however, when I found this.

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Saving myself nearly £100 in the process. It looks very similar, just needs some RGB love added which I can do. Then this has been lost in the post.

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And so on. I really shouldn't complain, because it's saving me from witnessing FO76. Can't fuckin' play it with no PC to play it on :D

I am also juggling a build for my mate's kid. Going to surprise him with a full custom water loop :D more to do, oh joy lol.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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All teh RGBs.

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I can add it to the pile.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Is that a mouse mat with LEDs?


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:11 
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Is that a mouse mat with LEDs?

I find it's best to not ask. Just let it wash over you.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Is that a mouse mat with LEDs?

I find it's best to not ask. Just let it wash over you.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Yup it's RGB. It's reversible too, with speed (hard) surface on one side and soft on the other.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Oh... Really? It is?

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:19 
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Because i'm an idiot with no self control and a job again, i've ordered myself an RX580 graphics card, to replace my aging GTX960.
The 590 has just been released, which meant a reasonably good deal could be had on the 580 (£170).

I only have a 1080p monitor, so that should easily handle everything at full shiny in that rez, I expect.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:34 
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Trooper wrote:
Because i'm an idiot with no self control and a job again, i've ordered myself an RX580 graphics card, to replace my aging GTX960.
The 590 has just been released, which meant a reasonably good deal could be had on the 580 (£170).

I only have a 1080p monitor, so that should easily handle everything at full shiny in that rez, I expect.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:39 
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DavPaz wrote:
Trooper wrote:
Because i'm an idiot with no self control and a job again, i've ordered myself an RX580 graphics card, to replace my aging GTX960.
The 590 has just been released, which meant a reasonably good deal could be had on the 580 (£170).

I only have a 1080p monitor, so that should easily handle everything at full shiny in that rez, I expect.

Better for your new toy, too


There's that too.

I mainly bought it because I was ill and at home bored yesterday, which is always bad for the bank balance...


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:51 
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It's a great 1080p card, goes toe-to-toe with the 6GB 1060 and costs quite a bit less.

Just don't get one with the reference AMD cooler on it. (You didn't do that, did you?)

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:57 
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1

This is the one. Only 4GB rather than 8GB, but I figured that would be ok for 1080p. (My current 960 is only 2GB)


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:02 
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That'll be fine, it's just that the reference AMD cooler is alarmingly bad.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 14:10 
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Well... that's annoying.

New card arrives! Along with the new power supply as mine is only 400w, so not quite enough juice.
Wipe all the drivers, shut down the machine, open her up... hmmm... the motherboard power connector doesn't fit. Turns out my machine has a non-standard ATX power connector, so I need a £3 adapter to get it to work.
Can't even try the card out with the old power supply, as it only has a 6 pin connector and the new card needs an 8 pin.

Adapter has been ordered, hopefully it will arrive before xmas!


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 14:17 
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non-standard ATX power connector

Weird. What does it look like?


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 14:19 
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DavPaz wrote:
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non-standard ATX power connector

Weird. What does it look like?

Yeah. How the fuck is that a thing?! Some OEM heavily customised thing?


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 14:25 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
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non-standard ATX power connector

Weird. What does it look like?

Yeah. How the fuck is that a thing?! Some OEM heavily customised thing?

The SFF Dells have a miniaturized connector, but I've never seen them anywhere else.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 14:27 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
Trooper wrote:
non-standard ATX power connector

Weird. What does it look like?

Yeah. How the fuck is that a thing?! Some OEM heavily customised thing?


Yup, it's a lenovo desktop, and they like to do crazy shit like that. Which I suspect is their way to try and stop people updating, so they have to buy a new machine with them.

This is what it looks like. Box on the left.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Yikes.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 14:33 
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I'm going to end up with a new motherboard and CPU at this rate :D


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 16:10 
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I've got a 580 4gb (Sapphire Pulse) coming tomorrow for my mate's kid. I'm building him a gaming PC. They are going so cheap now mining has crashed (I paid £95 for it). It's not new obviously but does have a year warranty left. He's getting a full custom loop too.

My rig is getting there. I just need the hose to arrive from China (you can't get the size I need in black in the UK). Once that comes I should be able to finish the PC. I bought a new water block and it was out of stock, so I found another one.

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I've also fitted an EVGA power link so the power cables are on the end of the card, and made a plate to fill the gap between it and the card. I also had to modify the vertical bracket kit, as the card was hitting the RAM and thumb nuts for the water block on the CPU.

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The good news is I have now created an entire slot behind it for small cards (sound card, things like that) which I can use on a X1 riser cable. No idea why Cooler Master designed it the way they did. I mean, it's a mod you shouldn't have to mod it.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Been working away on my mate's kid's PC. Managed to get him a free mobo, free CPU, cheap ram and a RX 580 for £95.

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Seems legit.

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He was saving for a Ryzen 2200G but DDR4 has made it very difficult for him. I sold him two Corsair Vengeance red 2133mhz 4gb sticks for £20. What he doesn't know yet is that I have a full custom loop in a box I am going to fit to the CPU for him. He got this case.

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So it should look nice.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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It.Is.Alive.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Is that a tissue under the waterblock?

I've never understood liquid cooling. Especially now Ryzen isn't even limited by temps when it comes to frequencies attainable.

Even in the best case scenario you get maybe 10% extra on the clocks.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Is that a tissue under the waterblock?

I've never understood liquid cooling. Especially now Ryzen isn't even limited by temps when it comes to frequencies attainable.

Even in the best case scenario you get maybe 10% extra on the clocks.


It's not Ryzen dude. It's a 14 core Broadwell E (so think 5820k etc). I had it under a 120mm AIO before (yeah I know, stupid) and whenever it loaded up more than 4 cores you could literally smell the dust burning on the rad. I had the GPU under a 240 Bitspower rad, so decided to ditch the Triad case for more space (for more cooling) and stick in another 240.

I didn't do it for clocks I did it for silence. Currently those 120mm BQ fans are running on 35% power so around 4v, and the temps at idle are ambient.

Ed. If you never understood liquid cooling then think of being able to run a Titan XP at 2150mhz 24/7 without it ever going over 50c. That's about 15% more performance than air cooling, but permanent.

Ed2. Yeah it's tissue. You put it there when leak testing to check for leaks/spotting :)

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Changed to an actual camera. Still work to do, so not ordered lights and backdrop yet.

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Sadly when I pulled the masking it took off some paint. I was really mad, then realised I had loads of touching up to do any way in areas I missed etc.

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Still very annoying though. Wiring is now pretty much finished.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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It is getting colder isn’t it. I might get a portable heater too.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 13:58 
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Well I won't need one at my mother's, that's for sure.

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Just got that (Vega 64 Red Devil) from a mate who was into mining. Will make a nice upgrade from the Fury X I have been struggling with (VRAM limitations). I would never normally buy cards that have been mined on but I know the guy I got it from so decided to buy it. I just have to hope it fits in the triad case with the 4590 in it. Bloody good thing I fitted a 1200w power supply to that rig, really.

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Didn't even need to bother with a Christmas tree this year.

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It's nearly finished now. Just need to remove the masking and paper and put on one last panel. Then for my mother's house I have this (incredibly ropy pic warning)

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I got the board (some HP weird thing) CPU (4590s Haswell) and 8gb ram free. Well chuffed with it, will make a lovely replacement for my venerable Fury X.

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Didn't even need to bother with a Christmas tree this year.

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Didn't even need to bother with a Christmas tree this year.

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I can see a face. Does anyone else see it?

Yes. Pareidolia

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Sir Taxalot wrote:
JohnCoffey wrote:
Didn't even need to bother with a Christmas tree this year.

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I can see a face. Does anyone else see it?

Yes. Pareidolia

I didn’t realise JC’s PC face had a name.

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