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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 18:02 
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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i have a hd4850. just sat in a drawer, if any good for you?

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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.
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I've got one sat at home, I'll check what it is

You’re kidding me.


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Is that the one that didn't fit?

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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?

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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Heat sink and PSU have conflicting opinions on who should go where.

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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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I bought a PC gaming hardware. Specifically a new graphics card to help my ageing PC limp through some flight sims I wanted to mess around in.

Managed to get a "SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 570 8GB GDDR5" for cheaps from some place that was selling dismantled mining kit.

I'm well impressed, although I am now down the rabbit hole and looking at a new mobo/CPU/RAM combo for my birthday.

Also think I should get one of those cases with a window on the side to show off the dust and my beautiful cable management.

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You know, I was thinking how long it would take after you posted the flight sim pics recently :)

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Was playing DCS World last night, so good. You get two planes a SU-25t and a P-51. It's so nerdy, I spent a quarter of an hour last night just trying and ultimately failing to start the engine on the Mustang and loved every minute.


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Sounds good!

I want more VR planes.

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Yummy ketchup and mustard!

I'm about half my way through my pc upgrade at mum's house. Just waiting on a Intel U.2 data centre drive, cable and a few odds and ends.

My Devil 64 was a miner. Works fine. I did change the paste to Kryonaut the other day though.

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Hmm. OK won't use them again. Have replaced with a IMGUR link.

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We've got one of those cases at work, or something very similar. The PC it's part of cost 5 grand or something. They're just as ludicrous a use of space in real life as they look in photos.


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I got it in 2015 on sale for around £1100, IIRC. Wasn't a bad spec and cost me about £200 more than a similar build yet had the Dell next day onsite warranty.

Which I thought was good.

The footprint is kinda annoying though, being huge yet the case is quite cramped inside. Cooling is good though and it's very solid.

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New exciting PC bits ordered! Got a Ryzen 5 3600, 16GB of RAM and a motherboard. Should be a decent gain over the 5 year old bits they're replacing.


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Oh shit yeah don't try and use a modern Windows device without an SSD as the primary drive.

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Awww. No vertical GPU for me.

Seems the combination of parts I have make the monitor go to sleep. Which crashes games. It's either the lack of extra power for the PCIE lanes on this board, or, the Vega 64 is a greedy pig. Or a combination of both.

Now to fix the ruddy great hole I made in the case ffs.

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Do you have an SSD?

I think it's got a hybrid thing in it. I'll probably get an SSD at some point, although once it's loaded into say, X-Plane will it actually make any difference to anything?


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Even if it's not loading assets from disk in real time it'll be using the swap file on disk as virtual ram, so yeah it'll help.

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Ah okay, so even if it's just a 250GB one with just the OS on it and I keep game files on the HDD it'll still help then? I was thinking I'd need a 2TB one or end up shuffling stuff around.

Might just get something like this:

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Yes it'll help. Put your main proggies on it too.

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