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  1. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST It's Time For A New Machine v2

    So I was looking at getting a new PC in May (see here), however I decided to wait til the release of the AMDs to see what the options would be at that point. Anyways, I now have a couple of choices. AMD: Case CORSAIR CRYSTAL SERIES 570X RGB GAMING CASE Processor (CPU) AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Eight...
  2. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST It's time for a new machine :)

    So it's about that time where I get myself a present of a new PC - my current machine still works fine, but I want new stuff :) Anyways, this is the spec I've got so far: Case CORSAIR CRYSTAL SERIES 570X RGB GAMING CASE Overclocked CPU Overclocked Intel® Core™ i7-9700K Eight Core (3.60GHz @ up...
  3. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST I can see the future .... :)

    Apparently I can now see into the future - which is a nice new skill I never knew I had. I even have proof of it: See I can see that I'm about to post a reply to a thread :) Admittedly I can only see a moment or two in the future which make make the skill a little less useful, but you never...
  4. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST What to choose for a new mechanical keyboard

    So I'm looking for a new mechanical keyboard - I've had mine for about 4 years and I'm sure it would've lasted longer had it not been for a small 'VR-diet coke' related incident - it's still mostly fine (most of the diet coke missed the keyboard) except that the 4 and 5 keys now double tap some...
  5. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Application windows reposition themselves when the monitors awaken.

    So I finally got round to getting myself a new spangly new 1440p monitor (I've been meaning to for the last year ...) and it's lovely, it's a Dell U2518D - yes, myself and my workmate who was leaving on Friday may have spent a good 30-45 minutes discussing monitors on Thursday morning - we were...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Weird Windows install issue - Rakk is confused!

    Firstly I think this thread should actually be titled 'Why Rakk shouldn't go messing with Windows' :), but anyways. I decided it was time for a clean Windows install, I've been having some weird issues and throughout various upgrades from bog standard Win 10 to Creators edition to the latest...
  7. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST I think my SSD is dead :(

    So, I think my SSD has died, and just wanted to check that I wasn't missing anything. So: it can't be seen in either the BIOS or Disk Management. I unplugged both the power cable and SATA cable from said SSD and replugged them in, the power cable is an extension of the power cable from the...
  8. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Help deciding on new phone

    So, it's time to look for a new phone (for a number of reasons including the fact my current one seems to be struggling, is running out of space and my current contract is due for renewal). Current phone - Moto G 4G with 8GB Storage Current uses: I've got a few games on my phone currently...
  9. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST GPU problem I think

    Hi guys, So I got my new PC about a month ago, when I got it, on initial boot up, it didn't - I got one long beep folowed by 3 short beeps and not boot - some googling later this series of beeps means it can't find the GPU, so after some fiddling and reseating the GPU it worked fine, so I...
  10. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST New PC time :)

    So the time has come - it's time for a new PC, this is my plan so far: Case COOLERMASTER CM690 III ADVANCED CASE (GREEN) Overclocked CPU Overclocked Intel® Core™i5-6600K Quad Core (3.50GHz @ upto 4.60GHz) Motherboard ASUS® Z170 PRO GAMING: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs Memory (RAM) 16GB...
  11. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Advice on possibly clicking hard drive

    Hi guys :) So I could do with a small bit of advice. At the weekend I was busy copying over some movie files onto my Caviar Black drive, and I heard a clicking noise (followed by some face pulling cos clicking from a hard drive is never good and some hasty copying of everything useful onto an...
  12. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST CPU Fan weirdness

    So recently, my CPU fan seems to keep ramping up in speed - sometimes for a few seconds, other times upto about 30-40 secs, I found out about this cos when it does so it makes a lot of noise, and yes it's definitely the CPU fan. The PC details: Case COOLERMASTER CM690 MKII ADVANCED CASE...
  13. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Adding more RAM

    So I'm thinking about getting some extra RAM for my machine (I'll explain why further down). Currently I have 2x4GB of Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600MHz RAM (which claims to be 9-9-9-27, possibly running at 1.65V), so I want to know what other memory will work alongside it. A lot of 1600MHZ RAM...
  14. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Anyone know how to remove the fan from the 'Triple Copper Heatpipe' cooler?

    Don't suppose anyone knows how to remove the fan from a 'Super Quiet 22dBA Triple Copper Heatpipe Intel CPU Cooler' - without removing the whole cooler from the PC? I ask cos I'm trying to remove my RAM sticks (for testing purposes and possible replacement), however the cooler fan rather...
  15. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Need advice on temporary main HDD (whilst waiting for replacement)

    Hi guys, So, after a 30 min conversation with the PCS guys, I think we've come to the reason why I seem to be getting BSOD's (roughly every two weeks currently), the SSD is having issues, so a nice new one will be on it way to me and I'll have it on Thursday (yay warranty :)) So, the advice I...
  16. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST BSODs on Win8

    Hi guys, Occassionally I seem to be getting BSODs on Win8. <Now imagine the 2001 Space Odyssey theme music at this point - I realise some people will be too young to really know this film> It's all Hals fault! Anyways, BlueScreenView (a small application for looking at blue screen dumps)...
  17. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST New monitor :(

    Hey guys, so I think I need a new monitor, my second monitor doesn't seem to show anything anymore (well it did very very very briefly when I was reconnecting the DVI cable for the 4th or 5th time but it disappeared very quickly) So I'm looking for a 24" monitor, doesn't need to be 120Hz - I...
  18. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Comparison of Starship sizes

    So, one of my work colleagues found this link (he sent it to me and my boss on Friday afternoon, and there followed a ten min conversation on starships with the boss :)): http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/191accgnmnevzjpg/original.jpg It's really quite cool (and must have taken a long time to do).
  19. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Win7 sleep/hibernate - how to disable?

    Ok, so I need to work out how to disable the sleep option on Win7 (and I mean when the sleep option is picked from the options when you can turn the machine off. The reason why I ask - I've donated my old machine to my parents - and well my Dad can seemily break a PC by looking at it, anyways...
  20. Rakk

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Rakks planned new machine!

    So, the time has come, da-da-dah!!! Time for my new PC, my current PCS machine is about 3 years old and has served me well but is now struggling So, here is the spec I'm thinking of Case COOLERMASTER CM690 MKII ADVANCED CASE Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4770 (3.4GHz)...
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