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  1. Grimezy

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Ryzen Editing Laptop - 14 vs 15.6 Fusion Pro

    Hello, I've long been on the search for a photo/light video editing laptop but have held off because of the delayed arrival of the Ryzen 4000 laptops. My current PCS desktop is 8 years old and my sister in law is lodging with us in the room where it's located so I feel like a laptop may suit my...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Light gaming and photo editing

    This is probably the build I will go with. Like you, I plan to start a photography business and use for general use mainly and from what I've read, it should perform more than adequately. Let's just say it should easily outperform an £1800 Macbook Pro 2020 hardware wise. You can obviously pick...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST How do you test Ryzen builds without a GPU?

    Ha! I was literally thinking the exact same. It probably is time to retire my GTX 670 though.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Saved Myself From a Costly Mistake!

    Lets just say I’m still using an 8 year old PCS build and I’m only just thinking about upgrading... I think the suggested ideas will be fine for the next 3 years! And probably further!
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Ryzen 4000 laptop benchmarks

    It's really tricky. I'm desperate for a new laptop but with so many Ryzen 4000 builds in the pipeline it feels silly to buy anything else right now. From what I can see PCS still dont have them and the main brands have either been delayed or are out of stock. Maybe I should just go with 10th...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Laptop for Photo Editing

    Hello everyone! I used to be a very active member here about 8 years ago when I bought my first PC Specialist desktop. It’s still going fairly strong but I’ve stopped Gaming and my primary focus is photo editing with some light video editing too... and frankly my little i5-3570 can’t handle it...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

    For those that want a disc, Shadow of Mordor is £25 on Amazon :) Really wasn't that fussed about this but was speaking to my girlfriend about it last night and I got a text 10 minutes later saying she'd ordered...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Best choice of laptop model?

    Hello everyone, long time no see! Hope you are all well and apologies that I haven't been on in months, I've been pretty busy with work stuff and haven't been able to slack off like I used to! Some of you may remember that I was buying my girlfriend a PC a while ago so that she could play GW2...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Constant disconnections during online games (mainly MMO's)

    My other half has been playing a lot of MMO's lately, mainly GW2 but she is having a constant issue with losing connection to the servers literally every 5 minutes. She'll press a button and it won't attack (even though on my screen I can see her attacking) and then she'll end up dead and either...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST 'Cutesy' co-op games?

    Does anybody know of any decent 2 player co-op games that are fairly pretty and easy to understand? The missus and I have been playing GW2 but she's having disconnection issues at the moment which a lot of people on the GW2 forums seem to be having yet there's no solution. It's ruining the...
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    Hi all, I've been in the mood to tinker lately and am considering giving my rig a nice fan overhaul. I am still using the stock fans that came with my CM690 II advanced and would really like an 'inexpensive' mod to keep me happy. I was thinking of replacing all my fans and adding a few and...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST The monitor man needs help

    I'm looking to buy a ASUS VX229H AH-IPS 21.5" for the missus as it seems like a nice panel and I think she'd benefit more from a cheap IPS than she would from a TN panel. The only issue I can see is the connections are 2xHDMI and 1xVGA. I'm perfectly happy with this as I can hook it up to her...
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    Not sure if I'm being daft but I was looking to get an Aerocool Dead Silence micro-atx case and have one of the new A10-7850K's in it as it will only be used for general tasks plus very casual gaming. I was just looking on the configurator and the only Mini pc's available are intel only. Am I...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Raspberry Pi - Useful for a beginner to programming?

    For some reason I've only just discovered about Raspberry Pi and am now very intrigued by them. I've been wanting to build a small rig to plug into my tv and tinker with and perhaps run on Linux to keep costs down but then I found out about the Pi and it seemed to be perfect (apart from the...
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    It's over a year old now but I was only introduced to it recently by a friend and I ended up being in love with it. The first couple of episodes are a bit slow but it soon gets pretty interesting. Basically it's a world where Video Gaming is the lead sport and kids are sent to high schools...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Square Enix Surprise Box Codes

    For those of you that didn't opt into the Square Enix Surprise box, you probably made a good choice. I was at least expecting one final fantasy game but it wasn't to be. I have a few codes to give away now for anybody interested, they are absolutely crackers it's just a shame I already own them...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Amazon seller - Where do I stand?

    I bought the missus a little 'Pop!' figure of a Game of Thrones character as a small gift for Christmas (no not her main gift, I'm not that tight). It's arrived today and the box is like completely battered at the back, almost like somebody has stood on it even though the actual delivery...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Decent headphones as a Christmas gift?

    I'm looking to get my brother a decent set of earphones/headphones for Christmas as he listens to music pretty much non-stop and doesn't do a lot else. He's currently using some entry-level ipod ones I think. I don't want to spend too much but I certainly don't want to be stingey - Definitely...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Iphone 5s vs Galaxy S4? - Having an Apple phone without any other apple devices?

    My Galaxy S2 contract has come to an end and it's time for an upgrade. I'm currently with Orange and am struggling to find a decent deal for a new phone + plan (is it me or do they not offer any benefits to loyal customers anymore?!). Anyway, my number one choice was going to be the Galaxy S4...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Which wallpaper do you use

    Unfortunately not mine... Well it is my wallpaper, just not my car :)