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  • y2rich 18 Oct 2016 17:44:31 2,963 posts
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    @Mr_Sleep No worries, been a while since I've looked at cases with drive bays now I've gone driveless. That Phantom was the only one I remember looking at when I did my last full build. Ended up going budget and throwing they extra money into my GFX card which paid off.
  • Spectral 18 Oct 2016 17:49:33 5,527 posts
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    I used the Fractal Designs R5 is my recent build and loved it. Nice and roomy, space behind the main tray for cable management, removeable drive bays,etc. However it is a little over your budget and the design may be too understated if you are looking for something flashier than your old one.
  • THFourteen 18 Oct 2016 17:59:12 44,631 posts
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    Try this :

    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/case/#X=5000,7000&G=1,12

    Listed by popularity

    Edited by THFourteen at 18:00:19 18-10-2016
  • Mr_Sleep 18 Oct 2016 18:50:28 21,105 posts
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    @Spectral i dont mind the understated look, it is more about newer features that my old case doesn't have. The broken USBs in the front are particularly annoying. I will have a look....after doing so, yeah it is out of my budget.

    I want the new case to have a better air flow and general easier insertion of hard drives and so forth.

    Thanks for the link THF.

    Edited by Mr_Sleep at 18:51:45 18-10-2016

    Edited by Mr_Sleep at 18:53:22 18-10-2016
  • KD 25 Oct 2016 04:57:30 1,463 posts
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    GTX 1050ti out today somewhere? Replace a 750ti that worked well for me hopefully.
  • KD 26 Oct 2016 21:55:31 1,463 posts
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    GTX 1050ti mini ordered this today, ideal for my small pc with not the best psu. Would like a full fat one sometime but surprised to see vr capable on it, sounds ambitious.
  • Phattso 26 Oct 2016 21:59:48 21,499 posts
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    It's VR capable for titles running nVidia's VR Works - they did a lot of work to reduce the stereo rendering burden and apply async timewarp, among other things, which allows VR software to run on lesser hardware than the 970.

    Not sure how good it'll be, but lots of games handle scalability quite well. And hey - if the PS4 can do VR... ;)
  • Phattso 26 Oct 2016 22:00:28 21,499 posts
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    (actually, async timewarp might work even for not VR Works titles - worth doing some Googling)
  • KD 26 Oct 2016 22:03:14 1,463 posts
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    It wont be attached to one here for a while yet (revisions etc), nice to see I must admit just to help adoption of the tech.
  • Lt_Drebin 26 Oct 2016 23:14:45 275 posts
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    Very tempted by the 1050ti as an upgrade to my trusty HD7850. Not sure how much of a tangible difference it will make to the visuals but the prospect of being able to shrink my system down to a smaller case and still play recent stuff is very appealing.
  • Mr_Sleep 26 Oct 2016 23:20:51 21,105 posts
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    So I did go for the zalman in the end. It has some very fine ideas and is very good for fifty quid. So far I would say I am not a massive fan of all the blue lighting and molex connectors for the fans is a bit retro. It also seems like one of the fans may well be causing some odd noise which I will investigate, it is a sort of grindy noise, probably something requiring tightening.

    Also, for some reason they decided to put the SSD fixings right next to the most useful entry point for the PSU wiring which is somewhat annoying.

    Still, only minor complaints.
  • Sharz 12 Dec 2016 22:45:35 1,640 posts
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    Just spotted this cooler on amazon. Reviews well and is only £19.99 , going to replace my aging Hyper 212 with it.

    DEEPCOOL Lucifer V2 CPU Cooler 140mm Silent PWM Fan 6 Heatpipes https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00S0Q1UKA/ref=cm_sw_r_taa_-FYtybYW8MCZM
  • Bowzer43 13 Dec 2016 08:27:02 1,872 posts
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    Sharz wrote:
    Just spotted this cooler on amazon. Reviews well and is only £19.99 , going to replace my aging Hyper 212 with it.

    DEEPCOOL Lucifer V2 CPU Cooler 140mm Silent PWM Fan 6 Heatpipes https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00S0Q1UKA/ref=cm_sw_r_taa_-FYtybYW8MCZM
    Coming up at £59.99 when I use the link.

    Something not quite right somewhere?
  • Sharz 13 Dec 2016 08:59:03 1,640 posts
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    @Bowzer43

    Are you selecting the Lucifer or the Assassin II?

    Edit : oh wait a minute the Lucifer is now out of stock so only showing the third parties. Sorry.

    Edited by Sharz at 09:01:19 13-12-2016
  • Goban 31 Jan 2017 20:12:56 9,911 posts
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    Hi all, I'm building a budget pc with a mini itx with an i5 6500 and a 1050ti. Maybe a silly question, It's all fairly low power, would I need a case fan?
  • LockeTribal 6 Feb 2017 20:36:56 4,665 posts
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    Folks any chance of a bit of help? My brother has recently upgraded the RAM in his old HP laptop. Used the Crucial scanner to find out the right memory for it. He installed it last night and the laptop seems to be recognising it but crashes to blue screen once it boots, then restarts, then crashes, etc.

    He's going to try the old ram again tonight but any ideas what could be causing the crashes?
  • Spectral 6 Feb 2017 21:33:51 5,527 posts
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    Assuming it is ok with the old ram then I'd assume the new stick is faulty.
  • Mr_Sleep 6 Feb 2017 22:11:59 21,105 posts
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    Double check to make sure it is seated correctly and that there isn't any lint or detritus on the contacts but yeah, it sounds faulty. I believe you may be able to run a memory test to check but how to do so escapes me at the moment.
  • Spectral 6 Feb 2017 22:17:33 5,527 posts
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    Download memtest and create a boot disc/Flash drive. Although the symptoms are severe enough it'll probably just crash too.

    Edited by Spectral at 22:18:12 06-02-2017
  • azurelas_2 14 Feb 2017 22:21:47 1,746 posts
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    Hello all,


    It seems that my days as a hardcore PC-gamer are finally over. I no longer have time to play the latest and greatest games for hours on end; as a matter of fact I'm playing Dark Souls 3, Dirt Rally and Dragon Quest 8 (on pcsx2) exclusively.
    I'm also in the market for a decent laptop,something akin to a MacBook pro (the Dell xps 9650 looks ideal), and a general purpose semi-workstation X99 equivalent PC. I'll be using it as a server, a photo editing and a 4k video rendering machine; this because of upcoming elections in Kenya and there's money to be made in campaign posters and videos.

    But since this is the PC hardware thread, I'll get to the point. AMD's Ryzen processors seem to actually be revolutionary, much like the legendary Athlon 64 was. According to some leaked benchmarks* the 8-core 16-thread Ryzen 1800X performs slightly better than Intel's X99 i7 6800K, and is on a par with the 1800€ (at least in Belgium it is) top of the line i7 6950X, and this for a very democratic 400€ asking price.

    *To be taken with a pinch of salt, obviously.

    Edited by azurelas_2 at 08:18:02 15-02-2017
  • b0rk 14 Feb 2017 22:54:09 7,229 posts
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    http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/eu-prices-listed-amd-ryzen-7-1800x-to-cost-628-eur.html

    Seems a bit more than 400.
  • THFourteen 15 Feb 2017 09:35:55 44,631 posts
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    Brexit innit.

    Oh wait... Euros!
  • Godofporn 18 Feb 2017 22:45:17 6,380 posts
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    Hey guys.

    So I just built my first PC ever. I wanted to do this for too long but held off. Well I made a online order and came up with this.

    CPU: INTEL(R) Core™ i3-4160 Dual Core 3.60 GHz 3MB Cache LGA1150 + HD
    Graphics [-71]
    EXCD: None
    FAN: INTEL Standard CPU Cooler
    GEAR1: Steam Controller [+33]
    HDD: 120GB Kingston SSDNow UV400 SATA III Gaming MLC Solid State Disk
    [-10] (Single Drive)
    HDD2: NONE
    INSURANCE: NONE
    KEYBOARD: NONE
    MEMORY: 8GB (1x8GB) DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory (Kingston DDR3)
    MONITOR: NONE
    MOTHERBOARD: ASRock H81m-ITX Wi-Fi Intel H81 Chipset DDR3 Mini-ITX w/
    2 Ram slots, USB 3, SATA 6GB/s, GbLAN, 1 Gen3 PCIe x16
    MOUSE: NONE
    NETWORK: Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Card
    POWERSUPPLY: Be Quiet! 400W 80+ Bronze SFX Power 2 Power Supply
    RUSH: NONE
    SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD AUDIO
    SPEAKERS: NONE
    UPS: None
    USB: Built-in 2x USB2.0 Ports + 2x USB3.0 Ports
    VIDEO: MSI GeForce(R) GTX 1060 3GB Video Card [-37] (Single Card)
    WARRANTY: DESKTOP STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 2 Year Parts, 1
    Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support

    Im not planning to build a crazy gaming rig and all. I just wanted something nice and playable.

    I will be upgrading in about 2-3 years when I can but for now, is this fine?
  • THFourteen 18 Feb 2017 22:48:38 44,631 posts
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    You already bought it or you are going to?

    If you can afford it, go for a 6GB 1060, and maybe a slightly bigger ssd- games can be fucking massive nowadays.
  • Godofporn 18 Feb 2017 23:00:43 6,380 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    You already bought it or you are going to?

    If you can afford it, go for a 6GB 1060, and maybe a slightly bigger ssd- games can be fucking massive nowadays.
    I brought it.

    I read about the 3bg vs 6gb and there wasn't much to it. Im only going to use this for the start of my PC adventure.

    I will upgrade to a much better card down the line.

    I was going to get a bigger SSD drive but the prices went soaring up.  I'll see how I get on with this before deciding to upgrade.

    Is a i3 fine for gaming as I opted out getting the i5 due to cost.
  • Fake_Blood 18 Feb 2017 23:29:08 7,272 posts
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    You really need a bigger drive.
  • Godofporn 18 Feb 2017 23:45:32 6,380 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    You really need a bigger drive.
    I will be putting a 1tb hard drive as a second drive
  • THFourteen 19 Feb 2017 08:08:20 44,631 posts
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    Can't fit much porn on an 1tb drive.
  • Godofporn 19 Feb 2017 08:48:40 6,380 posts
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    @THFourteen I have a server room in my basement which has enough porn for me he foreseeable future

    I have sent a email to replace h 3gb with the 6gb card.

    Edited by Godofporn at 08:49:21 19-02-2017
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