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    PCSPECIALIST Roundup of great monitors this year

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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Airless tyres anyone?

    This came out a couple of months ago, apparently due for a 2024 release date. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/107070/new-michelin-uptis-airless-tyre-blows-ahead-2024-launch
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Metal Gear Solid remasters on the way

    I just got a hankering to replay the original MGS and wondered about if they were going to do any remasters and lo and behold! https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/games/metal-gear-solid-remastered.html
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Linus home networking setup

    I love Linus, everything he does is just so over the top!
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    PCSPECIALIST Really good breakdown of the Eve Spectrum 4k and Eve as a company

    This is worth watching for any of you on the 4k 144Hz train:
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST The difference between US and UK PC shops

    This is just mental! I want this here, come on PCWorld!
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST The importance of a clean install

    We will often harp on about the importance at times of doing a clean install:
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST The future of computer cooling? Energy use at scale in cloud computing

    I was lucky enough to be invited to a virtual tour around Microsoft's Datacenter in Ireland a couple of weeks ago and it really opened my eyes to several things. When you're scaling up operations to the level of a Datacenter, things that may not seem so important to the desktop user such as...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Early reports from retailers is that 12th Gen Intel sales are poor

    This is interesting, I think anyway. Despite my personal feelings around Intel - who I think are in league with the Devil and their business practices in general are enough to put the previous 2 CEO's behind bars for the rest of their lives - it's undoubtedly the case that they have been the...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Band recommendation - M83

    Not sure who's heard of these guys. M83 @Tron1982 will be very aware of them, they're French and really worthwhile checking out, they've done some hits you may not realise is them. I'm just listening through the Oblivion Film OST which was by them as a side project and is easily up there in...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Windows 11 vs Windows 10 performance on Alder Lake

    There's a lot of disinformation about this on the web, so worth informing yourself if you're choosing Intel 12th Gen as a platform. Windows 11 doesn't inherently give better performance, on some apps and games it benefits, on others it's worse. Just be sure you're fully up to speed on the...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST A new king thermal paste?

    I don't know when this came out, but only came across it in the last few months. I've not used it yet, but intend to on my next desktop build. It's over-the-top for most uses outside of extreme overclocking which I won't be doing, but I'd always choose over the top even if it gives just a...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST EA Had a hacker in their support network for an undertermined period of time

    https://www.svg.com/645756/the-apex-legends-account-stealing-scandal-explained/ This is still ongoing, but EA have alluded that this was a breach from external sources that was able to steal any account they wished, but not only that, they could revert an account block, and liaise with the...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST NVidia RTX3000 FE 12 PIN Connector actually official PCIe 5.0 connector

    So, all you who managed to snatch up the elusive RTX 3000 Founder Edition cards with the 12 Pin PCIe connectors like @AgentCooper , you're all ahead of the curve. It turns out this wasn't some proprietary connector that NVidia was pulling out of thin air for the sake of it, it's the official...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST New 12k.... YES 12k VR headset in the works

    VR lovers will know about Pimax and their crazy 8k VR headset that nothing can drive. Well, they've announced a new 12k (2 x 6k) QLED headset with Foveated Rendering due for release in Q4 next year...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST The Noctua/Asus GPU

    So it's here, a full review of the Noctua edition Asus 3070 Set aside the colour coordination, performance is pretty impressive to say the least!
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Sheer Raw Talent of the Deep South

    This literally moved me to tears, not only her clarinet playing, but her singing, this is just raw talent and passion. And they're playing on the kerbside. Why oh why are these guys not in a recording studio! Video was shot in 2019
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST The new MacBook Pro - But more importantly, the new M1 chips

    So for those that missed it, forget this is apple for a second, put aside the prejudice THAT WE ALL HAVE due to the pretty troubling history for Apple with regards to desktops and laptops. Love em or hate them, they've just announced the new M1 Pro and M1 Max powered MacBook Pro. Personally I...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST If anyone's into DeadMau5

    He's doing an interactive concert in a game portal that's free on Epic gamestore. The platform is called "Core" and it's free on Epic: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/core Within that, go into "Oberhasli" and you'll find the portal to the concert, not sure when it finishes. Core is...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Windows 11 and enabling TPM 2.0

    So a lot of you will by now have received the notification in windows update that your device isn't eligible for Windows 11 because TPM 2.0 isn't available. The good news is that most motherboards since 2016 have a firmware TPM built into the motherboard which you can switch on on a toggle...
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