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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Mini-ITX case with Intel i7 processor - impossible?

    Thank you both, I'll have a look at AMD CPUs.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Mini-ITX case with Intel i7 processor - impossible?

    I just tried specifying a system in a Mini-ITX case and found that with an i7 processor it was impossible to choose a cooling system that was acceptable, none of them were adequate according to the website. I have temporarily changed it to an i5 so I could show it here (see below). I actually...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Powerful PC for photo editing not gaming - comments on case, m/b and video card pleas

    Please check out this spec for a powerful system that can handle audio and photo editing. No gaming. 1. I have had the Sileo 500 case and like it, but it doesn't seem to be available now. Is this Silencio 550 similar? I need the system to be as quiet as possible. 2. I'm out of date on...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Small silent machine needed - please check this spec and I have some questions...

    Case PCS Hush! Silent Mini-ITX Case + 80W PSU Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i5 Dual Core Processor i5-3470T (2.9GHz) 3MB Cache Motherboard ASUS® P8Z77-I DELUXE: Mini-ITX, LG1155, Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs Memory (RAM) 8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB) Graphics Card INTEL® HD GRAPHICS MEDIA...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Logitech Z323 speakers - mains plug

    I bought these Z323 speakers with my desktop. It comes with a mains plug for 2 pin Europe instead of 3 pin UK. Is this correct? If so I will have to buy an adapter. If not, my desktop is awaiting collection as a return, so I could add the speakers to the box.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST New computer has serious problems - any ideas tonight (Friday) - help! (Ref 366247)

    *** EDITED - the machine is being shipped back to PCS - the reason for the problems is unclear, perhaps the motherboard is soaking up power. *** *** So suggestions no longer needed, thanks. *** I'm beginning to despair, my new computer has a serious and puzzling problem. I'll be phoning PCS yet...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Last date to order to avoid VAT increase?

    When is the invoice prepared? When the PC has been built, or when it is ordered? VAT goes up on 4 January.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Please advise if this spec looks OK, advice on speedup, and USB3 question

    I need a quiet PC but it needs to be powerful. Heavy duty photo editing, no gaming. Q1. How does this spec look? Q2. What speed do you think I could sensibly increase it to from 3.06GHz? I'm the most cautious type of overclocker, in the past I only changed BCLK (on an i7 920, from 133 to 166...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST New Hybrid SSD drives - 500GB now, 750GB coming

    The new Seagate Momentus XT drives look interesting. Most of the performance of SSD at a fraction of the price. "Seagate is also introducing a 750GB, 7200rpm Momentus drive with a 16MB cache and the SATA 3Gbit/s interface." Do you offer the 500GB version which is around now (it has a 4GB SSD cache)?
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Suggestion for management! Quiet!

    I want a quiet machine and I've noticed that a lot of people asking for help here want the same thing. So why don't you add another category on your website for quiet PCs? I think I have my spec sorted out but I think this would be quite a selling point. You could even make it a separate part...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Which GPU to avoid too much noise?

    I have a machine at the moment with an ATI 5770. This is fairly quiet. But the 5770 is only a middle performance card as I understand it. I've been advised to buy a GTX 460 for my new machine, as it is a lot more powerful, and not very much more expensive. My question is this - is the 460 much...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Powerful silent PC needed

    Please could you comment on this spec. It is for heavy duty photo editing etc, I'm not a gamer. I do want a very quiet machine. I would like to do moderate overclocking. I have a machine at present which is going elsewhere, hence the need for the new machine in about two months time. The...