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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 18:02 
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Overclockers, owned by a racist

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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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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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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KovacsC wrote:
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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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:09 
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I was recently reminded that I own a Steam Link. I didn't plug it in though, but rather sideloaded the Steam Link app to my Fire TV, which works just as well.

I've had a mixed bag of results with how games work with Steam Link. Anything that was made during the last console generation (and has a controller option, natch) seems to work absolutely fine but older stuff can be dodgy. Fable: The Lost Chapters didn't work really at all due to a combination of mouse controlled menus and patchy controller options. Still pretty impressive stuff though, and it saves me buying Lego Marvel Superheroes twice :D


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:35 
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I too own a Steam link. I think I used it once to see if it works, found out it did and then put it back in the box... along with the steam controller.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:57 
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Bought more parts for my second PC. I won't add to wongawatch because they're not gaming parts.

Bought 4x4gb kit of ram so I have 8 matched for 32gb ram. Also decided to replace the PSU because it's 9 years old and has blue cables which I'm sick of.

I'm going to use it primarily for VMs. I might start scam baiting with it, given how many calls my poor mother gets from Indian scammers.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:37 
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Anyone got a semi-decent graphics card for sale that they don't want any more? Doesn't have to be super-duper, but all of the various PC bits I took out when I upgraded my PC to Ryzen 3 the other month are sitting gathering dust and I just need a graphics card to get it back up and running for the kids to play games on.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:44 
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i have a hd4850. just sat in a drawer, if any good for you?

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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I've got one sat at home, I'll check what it is

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:59 
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I've got one sat at home, I'll check what it is

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 13:01 
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I've got one sat at home, I'll check what it is

You’re kidding me.


You know this.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Is that the one that didn't fit?

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 13:09 
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Is that the one that didn't fit?

I bet it is.

I bet he bought a GPU that didn't fit [1], then he left it in a box for 6-12 months [2], and now he's going to get rid of it, having never seen it render a single frame [3].

[1] because ineptitude
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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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What else did you expect?

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What else did you expect?

For you to carefully place it in an otherwise empty 10x8 storage container for six years before throwing it away.


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i have a hd4850. just sat in a drawer, if any good for you?

Might be, ta - will see what Craster's is first though, cheers :)

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I bet he bought a GPU that didn't fit [1]

How does one buy a graphics card that doesn't fit? I thought they were standard slots? Or do you mean physical dimensions?

Also, because Craster ;)

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Heat sink and PSU have conflicting opinions on who should go where.

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What else did you expect?

For you to carefully place it in an otherwise empty 10x8 storage container for six years before throwing it away.


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I’m pretty sure Craster wastes more money in this fashion every year than I actually earn.

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I'm actually not all that profligate, as I quite rarely buy stuff. My laptop is from 2011, as an example.

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