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  1. Outerarm

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Help! Can't get any display output from new PC

    So... new PC arrived from PCS today and I've finally got round to setting it up to start the config process. Unfortunately I'm getting no display output so can't really do anything... PCS help lines are closed, so any suggestions welcome! Some additional info: There is power -- the fans are...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Suggestions for a 2.0 / 2.1 set of PC speakers?

    Not quite sure where this should sit, so adding here for the moment but willing to repost elsewhere if more appropriate. I'm looking for a set of 2.0 or 2.1 speakers to pair with my new build, but I have absolutely no idea where to start or what I should be looking out for! :confused: For my...
  3. Outerarm

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Looking for suggestions on CPU / motherboard options

    Hi, I’ve decided it is time to replace my old PC (see sig) with something a little more current and I’m looking for a bit of advice on CPU and motherboard options. So my use case… outside of home office work I’ll mainly be gaming (Battlefield, Cyberpunk), but will also be doing a small amount...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Looking for feedback on new gaming / VR rig

    It's been quite a while since I've needed to upgrade, but my kid's rig just ain't cutting in any more! I've had a bit of a tweak on specs based on some builds on the forum and looking for some feedback on the spec below. To help put the rig in to context: Budget: £1,500 tops Uses: Primarily...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST CPU Overheating... Any ideas to resolve?

    Hi, I have a bit of an issue with my rig (specs in sig below). When I boot the machine the CPU temperature quickly rises to over 80C and then the computer shuts down to protect the processor. The motherboard and gfx card are running at ambient room temperature and the various fans in the case...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Battlefield Hardline

    It has been confirmed that the next instalment in the Battlefield franchise will be a cops vs robbers game and will be called 'Battlefield Hardline'. Full reveal at E3... Teaser site is up: http://www.battlefield.com/hardline More details here...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Not played a COD game since the very first one -- may be tempted by this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFu5qXMuaJU
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Options for a cheap-as-chips low-end gaming rig?

    My kids are starting to get into Minecraft and the Lego games and I'm toying with the idea of getting them a cheap and cheerful rig. I'm looking for something that could push out around 60 fps at 1280x1024 with high settings on Minecraft, Lego and other lower-end games. I'd need an OS (and...
  9. Outerarm

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Get Even

    A long way off, but the tech trailers look promising: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RrS0GTsEEg&feature=player_embedded http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxLMOscTZRk&feature=player_embedded The graphics are 3d scanned and mapped so look great, though no idea how this would scale out to actual...
  10. Outerarm

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Gaming mouse may be on the way out... suggestions to fix / replace?

    Hi, I think my Razer DeathAdder may be on the way out... I keep getting annoying ghost clicks on the LMB, basically a second press of the button. The behaviour is intermittent but seems to be getting worse. So... 1. Is my mouse about to die... or is it simply resting? Is there anything I could...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST USB ports stopped working... Any ideas why?

    Hmm... Several of my USB ports have suddenly stopped working. All was fine then my keyboard stopped responding during a BF4 game. Thinking it was a problem with the keyboard I tried a few different ports and then found one that worked. Before I RMA, are there any suggestions as what the problem...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST New Headphones / Thanks PCS

    As my birthday has just passed I decided it was about time and finally got round to ordering a new set of headphones. After much looking around and advice from these forums I decided to go for a set of Tritton Pro+ 5.1 digital headphones. After a lot of checking the cheapest I could find them...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Any suggestions for a free / cheap drive image utility

    Hi, I think it is about time I started taking a ghost backup image of my primary SDD... Can anyone suggestion any good free / cheap utilities that will do the job? I don't need anything fancy, just a utility that can take a ghost image of the drive and back it up to another drive, and then...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Spare Humble Bundle 'EA' deal keys looking for a new home

    Similar to Boozad a few weeks back I have a few spare keys from the recent Humble Bundle 'EA' deal and I'm looking to pass them on. Ideally I'd like to swap these for a couple of BF3 keys (see my thread here), but otherwise I'm not looking for anything in exhange. As in Boozad's post, there are...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Any spare BF3 keys from the Humble Bundle?

    Does anyone have any spare BF3 keys from the recent Humble Bundle they would be willing to pass my way? I've already given the ones I had to friends but I'm looking to get 2 more keys to get another few mates interested in the game. If you have a spare key and would be willing to part with it...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST ADSL2+ Router Modem -- best buys?

    Hi, I’m looking to upgrade my old Netgear router modem and was wondering if anyone had and good suggestions for a replacement, or details of ones to steer clear of. Functionally I’m looking for: ADSL2+ compatible Gigabit Ethernet (preferably 6 or 8 ports, but can get by with 4) 5Mhz wireless...
  17. Outerarm

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Another CM HAF-X Monster!

    Pictures at last! Details on the order and delivery progress can be found here. First, where I started from: This is an ~9 year old Dell with a P4 3.2GHz, 2 Gb RAM, Radeon X1950 Pro and running Windows XP. Great for its day (and for quite a while after) but not enough grunt to cope with a...
  18. Outerarm

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Headset - USB vs 3.5mm jacks?

    Bit of a stupid question* but between USB and 3.5mm jacks which is the best connector for headsets? I have a nice set of Sennheiser headphones and a cheap and nasty Sony gaming headset (which also gets used for Skype). The Sennheiser set have a great sound but no microphone while the Sony set...
  19. Outerarm

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Operation Overkill -- New Desktop Computer

    I have just placed my order for the following obscenity: Case: CoolerMaster HAF-X Full Tower Gaming Case Processor: Intel Core i7 Six Core Processor i7-3930K (3.2GHz) 12MB Cache Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme Memory (RAM): 16GB Kingston HyperX Beast Quad-DDR3 2400MHz X.M.P Graphics Card...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Rainbow Six

    I've been wading through my old games ahead of my planned gaming rig purchase and came across the following Rainbow Six games: Rainbow Six – Rogue Spear Rainbow Six – Rogue Spear - Black Thorn Rainbow Six – Rogue Spear – Urban Operations Rainbow Six 3 – Athena Sword Rainbow Six 3 – Raven...
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