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Recent content by c-hri-s

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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Bios version oddities?

    Hi, My Rog Strix X99 Bios is reporting itself as version 9901, yet the latest Asus release is 1401. Do I assume this is a Bios that PCS has spun together? If so, is there any correlation between version numbers? I also assume they do this to discourage people from updating them and screwing...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Stuck in test?

    Hi, My system was processed on 07-02-2017, built on 08-02 and has been in test since 10-02. Does it normally take this long? The PCS flowchart suggest 1-2 days in test, and when I ordered the system they indicated a fairly fast turnaround which I assumed meant they weren't too busy (Build...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Price Increases (Brexit, I assume?)

    Hi, I had a saved configuration which was around the £2350 mark, and I now see it's nearly £2600. I assume prices have been pushed upwards by the weak pound, is there any confirmation of this or have I just hit upon an odd specification that's gone up in price. Not ideal when you really...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST After four years, I need a new office/work/video/gaming machine

    Hi, I've had my machine for over four years now and things have moved on to the point where some of the latest games are running a little slowly and I'm not able to make use of some features such as recording xBox streams due to the vintage graphic card. I'm also wishing my general Windows...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST How long for RMAs?

    Hi, I sent my cooler back to PCS on Weds, to arrive Thursday. It still says 'awaiting return of item' on my control panel. How long does the process usually take - obviously with no cooler I have no PC ... so keen to get it back quickly. Cheers
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST RMA 'click to create address label' broken

    I'm returning a component of my system for replacement, and got an email that gave a link to print the return label (https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/cust_rma/print_address.php?rc=XXXXX) ... but it doesn't work - it just takes me to my admin page. In the absence of this label, do I need to do...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Bluescreens - is it the overclock?

    Since I got my system a couple of weeks ago it's been running okay with a few occasional bluescreens. It will complete 3DMark benchmarks with no issue, however it's always bluescreened after only 20 seconds or so of running IntelBurnTest ("A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Corsair Carbide 500R

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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Corsair Carbide 500R

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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Corsair Carbide 500R

    Corsair Carbide Series™ 500R White Mid Tower Case Overclocked Intel® Core™I7-2600K Quad Core (3.40Ghz @ Max 4.80Ghz) Asus® Sabertooth P67 (New Rev 3.0): Usb 3.0, Sata 6.0Gb/S, Thermal Armor! 16Gb Kingston Hyper-X Genesis Dual-Ddr3 1600Mhz, X.M.P (4 X 4Gb Kit) 1.25Gb Nvidia Geforce Gtx 570 - 2...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Raising PC off the ground

    My current PC sits on the carpet under my desk without issue, however from what I can see my new machine has a case and PSU with vents underneath so sitting it on the carpet is probably not a bright idea. Is there something better than a piece of wood which you can sit a PC on, some kind of...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Any BT Infinity Users?

    I'm currently with O2 on one of their legacy packages, getting the following: The BT speedchecker, which I understand to be conservative, tells me I could get 40/6.5 from Infinity (no idea where my nearest 'green cabinet' is, but I guess not far away). I'm tempted, but wondered what...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Thermal Compound

    Hi, Just thinking, and on my order I have the following items specified: Processor Cooling COOLIT ECO II A.L.C FAT BOY (ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER) (£79) Thermal Paste ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (£9) I didn't choose the thermal paste, it was automatically added to the order...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Email notifications

    I'm not sure email notifications (subscriptions) are working from the forum. I've a few threads where I've subscribed and selected instant email notification .. and had none, despite there being new posts.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Price drop

    I've ordered a system which is in the 'pre-processing' stage. I just configured a quote for the same system and find it's now £31 cheaper. Will PCS honour the new price - it hasn't even been built as yet?
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