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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Upgrade question

    I received an email from PC Specialist earlier as its been a year since I ordered my first PC from them. It's been spot on and haven't had any problems with it. They mentioned in the email about upgrades and that led me to wonder about a few things. The only thing I wish I'd done was maybe have...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Was I hacked?

    I wasn't sure where to post this but since the 13th I've been having problems. Firstly, I run a website that uses Amazon SES to deliver emails upon registration, notifications that kind of thing. On average I sent 100-150 emails a day. I received a warning yesterday that I my Amazon SES account...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Thunderbolt 3 question

    I recently bought a PC from PC Specialist, initially I wanted a PC that had Thunderbolt 3 but I was put Intel PC's and went ahead with a AMD Ryzen. I have since noticed that a new Thunderbolt PCIE 3 has been released, and it's compatible with my motherboard (TUF B550-PLUS)...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Should power supply sound like this?

    I was wondering if my power supply should be making this noise when I’ve shut the computer down? It never goes silent. It’s not audible unless I go closer to the computer but I didn’t know if this should be happened when computer isn’t on https://streamable.com/5rcpgu
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Few questions about new computer

    I've set up my new PC today and everything is working so far. A few things I was wondering, where do I find the Windows Home serial number? It has defaulted to 60hz on 1080p, 1920x1080 (native) under Ultra HD, HD, SD on Nvidia control panel. In the dropdown 60hz is the highest it can go, I can...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Keeping new PC clean

    My computer of the past 10 years is full of dust, I can safely say I've never cleaned it apart from blowing into it occasionally to remove some of the dust thats stuck on the fan, and parts inside. When my new computer comes how should I look after it regarding the dust? My case is the Define 7...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST A couple of questions

    Does anyone have a photo of a 50cm led strip? Does it attach to the side of the case? I am wondering whether I have enough light up things with the motherboard and cooling saying they are rgb. Also on the motherboards what is the difference between tuf x570 and rog x570? I read somewhere that...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Controller for PC

    What controller is best for PC gaming? I was looking at the xbox controllers as they are wireless. There seems to be two to choose from...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST M.2 drive question

    I'm in pre production and currently I have a 1tb M.2 drive and a 500gb ssd for storage. I saw a few mentions of using a smaller M.2 for OS and some programs, and then a larger M.2 for games and other storage. Is two M.2 drives recommended or should I stick with 1 M.2 drive and a SSD. I'm only...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST M.2 disk drive and Windows

    Is Windows still recommended to be seperate from other things like installed games, program files like photoshop, browser data etc. I am wondering whether to go for a smaller M.2 drive to install windows on, or a larger M.2 drive to install windows, microsoft office, games etc. I plan to keep...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Processor cooler concern

    Hi, I built and ordered my first pc last night I was happy with everything but when I went to check out I couldn’t have the nh-u14s fan I wanted so I had to downgrade to the cooler master. Is this going to be good enough for a i5 10600k processor? I’d have gone for the h80i but was slightly...
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