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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 18:02 
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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 18:21 
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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 19:43 
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As for Overclockers the racist is long enough gone now for me to feel his taint no longer infects the company.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 18:59 
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As for Overclockers the racist is long enough gone now for me to feel his taint no longer infects the company.


He's dead. Died of heart failure.

He sold the company to Caseking years ago, then moved to Jersey and moaned about how fucked the UK was.

Best company out there for customer service now. Their staff are fantastic.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:53 
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I have a new works laptop. The number of USB ports has been reduced to 2, but it has a USB-C port.

What does USB-C offer over the standard.. also can a hub be recommenced as I need more than 2 ports :)

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:12 
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Good question. My PC has a USB C port but I ignore it. Should I be using it?


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:24 
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USB-C is reversible (you can't put it in the wrong way - title), massively improved bandwidth, can deliver loads more power than the older USB standards, and can carry video.

So you could have one cable doing video, data transfer and power, I think it's something crackers like up to 100w compared to 2w or whatever the old one was.

Basically it's just better at everything, and the connectors are smaller too!

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:29 
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So a USB-C hub would be a good call?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:34 
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I've always loved how as time has progressed, the "U" in USB has become less appropriate.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:36 
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My work laptop gets 130W over type C, no idea if that's a Dell special though. However the dock only does mouse if I plug it in the wrong way, good going Dell!


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 13:13 
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So a USB-C hub would be a good call?


Well if you've got enough devices that would benefit from it I suppose. From memory I've never plugged anything into the USB-C port on my PC.

You also have to be careful with USB-C due to the power it can carry, cheap nasty cables and suchlike can be hazardous. It's the cables that have the older connector on one end and the USB-C connector on the other end I think that can be dodgy, so if you have the USB-C end plugged into your phone, and you plug the USB-A end into your PC, a shit cable that's not up to spec might let your phone think it can do its fast charging thing, and try to draw too much power and bust the port on your PC.

https://www.howtogeek.com/240777/watch- ... r-devices/

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 13:32 
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ISn't that the other way round?

something like this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Premium- ... way&sr=8-3

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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ISn't that the other way round?

something like this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Premium- ... way&sr=8-3


I've looked at these before and I would like one, however... my PC is under my desk so the cable wouldn't be long enough. I'd need one with a longer cable or an extension lead.

Then we get into the 'dodgy leads' scenario that Hearthly is talking about.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 17:24 
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This looks like quite an interesting read for all you graphics whores out there.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digi ... t-monitors

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