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Re: PC thread. 2017/10/26 21:41:50 (permalink)
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Any recommendations for a quiet keyboard? Neighbours have complained about my late-night key-bashing
 
<£20 (unless it wanks me off whilst typing)


 
If it's not too late:
 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/...Keyboard/dp/B0152WUT06
 
More like a laptop, low profile keys. I love mine.


Nice one, will go for this
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/11 18:15:47 (permalink)
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/12 20:53:39 (permalink)
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Think it's time to jump from my 60Hz monitor to a 144, any recs?
 
Also
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/samsung-c49hg90-49-3840x1080-va-freesync-144hz-gaming-quantum-dot-hdr-widescreen-curved-monitor-mo-234-sa.html
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Monitor that size should be at least 1400p. I have this:
 
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/dell-s2716dg-27-2560x1440-tn-g-sync-144hz-gaming-widescreen-led-monitor-midnight-grey-mo-084-de.html
 
Highly recommend, I didn't pay that though, they seem to have increased in price a lot. Don't be put off by TN panel, it's pretty close to an IPS. I use Dell U2412M IPS monitors at work so know what good colour looks like.
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/12 21:12:13 (permalink)
gonna try and get a new PC out of work soon.
 
Would want twin monitors, large SSD + conventional HDD.  What should I be looking at in terms of CPU, Ram, and graphics card?  I can't take the piss on the latter too much as it would be a work machine primarily - I think max GBP 200 on the graphics card realistically - can always upgrade that myself later on.
 
Any suggestions for specs?
 
 
 
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/13 11:21:46 (permalink)
What work do you do on the computer? What resolution do you want to achieve for gaming?
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/13 12:22:37 (permalink)
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What work do you do on the computer? What resolution do you want to achieve for gaming?




Lots of processing of large batches of documents, drafting letters, formatting of documents for publication.  However much of that will be done through a remote desktop connection, so local processing power is not so relevant.
 
So I guess I just want something that is fast and responsive for general use with some gaming thrown in.  For resolution, I would probably want two 22" monitors running at 1080p.  I think I can just about fit them both away in my desk unit by using a collapsing swing arm mount.
 
 
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/14 11:00:24 (permalink)
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JUDGEDREDD
Think it's time to jump from my 60Hz monitor to a 144, any recs?
 
Also
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/samsung-c49hg90-49-3840x1080-va-freesync-144hz-gaming-quantum-dot-hdr-widescreen-curved-monitor-mo-234-sa.html
propanawty




Monitor that size should be at least 1400p. I have this:
 
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/dell-s2716dg-27-2560x1440-tn-g-sync-144hz-gaming-widescreen-led-monitor-midnight-grey-mo-084-de.html
 
Highly recommend, I didn't pay that though, they seem to have increased in price a lot. Don't be put off by TN panel, it's pretty close to an IPS. I use Dell U2412M IPS monitors at work so know what good colour looks like.




I've got this monitor too, definitely recommend it. I got it for around £400 here:
 
https://www.nrgit.biz/pro...h-cheap-gaming-monitor



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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/14 12:29:11 (permalink)
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What work do you do on the computer? What resolution do you want to achieve for gaming?




Lots of processing of large batches of documents, drafting letters, formatting of documents for publication.  However much of that will be done through a remote desktop connection, so local processing power is not so relevant.
 
So I guess I just want something that is fast and responsive for general use with some gaming thrown in.  For resolution, I would probably want two 22" monitors running at 1080p.  I think I can just about fit them both away in my desk unit by using a collapsing swing arm mount.
 
 


How about an ultra wide? A 22 inch for gaming doesn't sound great
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/14 13:14:30 (permalink)
http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5806477
 
Can anyone rec me some solutions... says my pc is running shit atm, I've cleaned it and replaced the cpu thermal paste not long ago (all covered, thin)
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/14 13:45:11 (permalink)
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Dubtitled
What work do you do on the computer? What resolution do you want to achieve for gaming?




Lots of processing of large batches of documents, drafting letters, formatting of documents for publication.  However much of that will be done through a remote desktop connection, so local processing power is not so relevant.
 
So I guess I just want something that is fast and responsive for general use with some gaming thrown in.  For resolution, I would probably want two 22" monitors running at 1080p.  I think I can just about fit them both away in my desk unit by using a collapsing swing arm mount.
 
 


How about an ultra wide? A 22 inch for gaming doesn't sound great



nah, I want two separate screens really.  probably one in portrait the other in landscape, like I have at work.
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/14 15:23:06 (permalink)
JUDGEDREDD
http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5806477
 
Can anyone rec me some solutions... says my pc is running shit atm, I've cleaned it and replaced the cpu thermal paste not long ago (all covered, thin)




You have OCed your 2500k I take it?  Not obvious from that page.
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/14 15:43:38 (permalink)
Quick Wireless Printer advice please chaps.
 
Need a wireless printer / scanner for home, unlikely to be doing huge amounts of printing and not looking to spend loads on it as it is simply for school projects and a few bits and pieces for the misses and I - also don't want anything where the replacement cartridges cost a fortune.
 
I have found the following:
 
http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6558769
 
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/printers-scanners-and-ink/printers/canon-pixma-mg5750-all-in-one-wireless-inkjet-printer-10143745-pdt.html#srcid=11026
 
The cartridges on the HP look pretty reasonable where as the Canon uses 5 different ones which become more expensive.
 
Any thoughts, advice? -  thanking you in advance....
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/14 15:58:44 (permalink)
spend more, get a laser printer. ink lasts for ages.  
 
inkjets are basically subsidised so they can rip you on the ink. and the cartridges you get when you buy it are super small. it's a massive con.
 
i think it's HP that do something dodgy like refuse to print b&w when the colour cartridge runs out. that might be epson though.
post edited by wiseacre - 2017/11/14 16:05:22

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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/14 16:17:46 (permalink)
@JudgeDredd
 
You basically have the same PC as me but mine blows yours out the water...  I have OCed everything though.
 
http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5806477
 
Handy tool though, did't realise my Boot SSD was only plugged into a SATA2 header.
post edited by Whagwan - 2017/11/14 16:34:22
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/14 16:20:49 (permalink)
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spend more, get a laser printer. ink lasts for ages.  
 
inkjets are basically subsidised so they can rip you on the ink. and the cartridges you get when you buy it are super small. it's a massive con.
 
i think it's HP that do something dodgy like refuse to print b&w when the colour cartridge runs out. that might be epson though.




Cheers Bro, I'll look into that
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/14 17:01:33 (permalink)
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Dubtitled
What work do you do on the computer? What resolution do you want to achieve for gaming?




Lots of processing of large batches of documents, drafting letters, formatting of documents for publication.  However much of that will be done through a remote desktop connection, so local processing power is not so relevant.
 
So I guess I just want something that is fast and responsive for general use with some gaming thrown in.  For resolution, I would probably want two 22" monitors running at 1080p.  I think I can just about fit them both away in my desk unit by using a collapsing swing arm mount.
 
 


SmokedEggs
Dubtitled
What work do you do on the computer? What resolution do you want to achieve for gaming?




Lots of processing of large batches of documents, drafting letters, formatting of documents for publication.  However much of that will be done through a remote desktop connection, so local processing power is not so relevant.
 
So I guess I just want something that is fast and responsive for general use with some gaming thrown in.  For resolution, I would probably want two 22" monitors running at 1080p.  I think I can just about fit them both away in my desk unit by using a collapsing swing arm mount.
 
 





Well in that case I'd recommend an i5 8400, 16GB RAM and a GTX 1060 6Gb version (don't get the 3GB one)
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/15 00:00:08 (permalink)
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JUDGEDREDD
http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5806477
 
Can anyone rec me some solutions... says my pc is running shit atm, I've cleaned it and replaced the cpu thermal paste not long ago (all covered, thin)




You have OCed your 2500k I take it?  Not obvious from that page.


Nah, using a stock CPU cooler. I have no experience with ocing but I'm fairly competent if you've got a guide about? Can pick up a cooler for £20-30 I'm sure? Used to have a decent one but dinged it off as it was faulty. I swear components have gone up in price loads over the past 2-3 years
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/15 00:06:09 (permalink)
let me google that for you etc
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/15 01:53:24 (permalink)
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let me google that for you etc


 
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what...heyre+the+same+as+mine
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/15 09:45:22 (permalink)
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/15 11:00:51 (permalink)
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i think it's HP that do something dodgy like refuse to print b&w when the colour cartridge runs out. that might be epson though.




yeah I had a small colour HP laser in my office that we were only using for B/W.  When the colour toners went bad and started leaking it would not let us use just the black toner.  So we binned it.  It was cheaper to replace it with an equivalent spec brand new black and white laser machine than to replace the unwanted colour toners.  What a waste...
 
Dubtitled
 
SmokedEggs
Dubtitled
What work do you do on the computer? What resolution do you want to achieve for gaming?




Lots of processing of large batches of documents, drafting letters, formatting of documents for publication.  However much of that will be done through a remote desktop connection, so local processing power is not so relevant.
 
So I guess I just want something that is fast and responsive for general use with some gaming thrown in.  For resolution, I would probably want two 22" monitors running at 1080p.  I think I can just about fit them both away in my desk unit by using a collapsing swing arm mount.
 





Well in that case I'd recommend an i5 8400, 16GB RAM and a GTX 1060 6Gb version (don't get the 3GB one)




Cheers Dubtitled!
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/16 10:52:07 (permalink)
JUDGEDREDD
http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5806477
 
Can anyone rec me some solutions... says my pc is running shit atm, I've cleaned it and replaced the cpu thermal paste not long ago (all covered, thin)




Just thought I'd try mine on that site
http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5832895
 
What programs are you guys using to monitor/kill background programs and processes? Just taskmanager or something more intelligent?
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/17 10:56:56 (permalink)
I would open task manager and sort by cpu usage and then google any high entries you don't recognise to see whether they're needed.
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/17 11:03:43 (permalink)
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I would open task manager and sort by cpu usage and then google any high entries you don't recognise to see whether they're needed.




+1
 
also check what processes are launching on boot via task manager (win10) or via msconfig (other versions) 
 
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/17 14:39:38 (permalink)
I need to get on that benchmark website. Not sure if it's a good idea though as I will I inevitably want to improve it.
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/17 16:23:02 (permalink)
http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5850806
 
not bad other than my SSD
 
 Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port
 
 
and RAM
 
 
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
 
i don't know what that means
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/17 20:43:30 (permalink)
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Dubtitled
I would open task manager and sort by cpu usage and then google any high entries you don't recognise to see whether they're needed.




+1
 
also check what processes are launching on boot via task manager (win10) or via msconfig (other versions) 
 
If you need any help PM me and we can skype xxx




I literally OC'd my i5 2500K this week... and had similar concerns as you. Obviously, follow any guide you are comfortable with, but I found it very easy to do.
 
Three main things you need to consider:
Base MHz
Multiplier 
Voltage
 
From what I read, it is NOT recommended to change base MHz (usually around 100). Your multiplier is what you'd be playing around with, and I went from 33 to 44 (44 * 100MHz). Did a few tests, mainly with Intel Burn Test, and it ran well with a full load heat of 56 Celcius. I left the voltage to Auto, which apparently is also recommended. Doing tests on stuff like Intel Burn Test is good, however you should also test on the games you like and see if you're crashing or getting overheating issues (never let it go over the TJ  Max rating). In my case it was Forza 7 and it seemed to be running fine.
 
In terms of monitoring your GHz, use something like CPU-Z, as the Task Manager was giving me ranges of 4.4 to 5.8GHz, but I'm assuming that's due to the "Turbo Boost" function within the BIOS or something more "artificial" happening. CPU-Z consistently showed it running at 4.4GHz at around 38 Celcius. Definitely get a non-stock cooling system. I'm currently using a Corsair H60.
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/17 20:43:23 (permalink)
repost, sorry
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/17 20:59:26 (permalink)
I've got an i7-6700 so you overclocking isn't an option is it? (Thought you needed the 'k' for that?)
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Re: PC thread. 2017/11/18 17:00:30 (permalink)
Correct.
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