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    PCSPECIALIST Fans not working on Geforce 3080 RTX?

    Hi there, Just got my new PC this weekend. Had lots of issues with it. At first it wouldn't start (1 long beep proceeded by 3 short beeps). After about 4 attempts and pushing at some connectors I managed to get it working. Then I couldn't get windows to shut it down or go in to sleep mode...
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    PCSPECIALIST Gigabyte VS Nvidia - any difference?

    Hi there, I was wondering if there is any difference between an Nvidia RTX 3080 Geforce GPU and a Gigabyte RTX 3080 Geforce GPU? Kind regards Mike.
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    PCSPECIALIST What Temperature Software should I use?

    Helllo, I have a worksation currently being built and was wondering what would be a good temperature monitoring software to use? I have a Ryzen threadripper 24 cores CPU and a 3080 Geforce 10GB graphics card.
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    PCSPECIALIST AMD Ryzen Threadripper - Is Liquid Cooling Neccessary?

    Hello, I have built a work station with a AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24 Core CPU. I was wondering if there was anyone who could tell me if a liquid cooling radiator is neccessary for this processor? I'm not a gamer and would be using this system mainly for 3D animation and rendering with...
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    PCSPECIALIST Non Glass Cases

    It would be nice to see more options for cases that do not have glass sides.
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    PCSPECIALIST For 3D Rendering - Suggestions?

    HI all, Just built this system. It's mainly for 3D rendering software like Maya and Unreal Engine. Any suggestions would be welcome where I can save money or improve the system. Was specifically wondering if I really needed the upgraded cooling system for the CPU or if the standard (non liquid...
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    PCSPECIALIST Overclocking AMD 3960X Threadripper for Rendering

    Hi there, I've been reading some posts about overclocking AMD 3000 series and the consensus is it's not worth it. However, a lot of what I've been reading seems to be focused on gaming. I would be using it for 3D Animation in Maya and rendering in Arnold. Does anyone know if there is a...
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    PCSPECIALIST Windows Recovery Media?

    Hi there, I have noticed the machine I have configured comes with a Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image. I assume this is for when/if you want to do a fresh install of windows 10? Does it come on the hard drive or is it on a usb/CD; and how do you use it? Cheers Mike.
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    PCSPECIALIST AMD Threadripper 3960X - Does it have SSE4.2 instruction set?

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone can confirm that the AMD Threadripper 3960X has the SSE4.2 instruction set? Kind regards Mike.
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    PCSPECIALIST AMD Thread Ripper System for Maya - Is it compatible?

    Hi there, I have configured this PC for use primarily with Maya, but also with Nuke, After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop. Is anyone aware of any potential compatibility issues with this software that may occur? Case CORSAIR OBSIDIAN SERIES™ 750D FULL TOWER CASE Overclocked CPU Overclocked...
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    PCSPECIALIST Maya: Is this system any good?

    Hi there, I have configured this system for using Maya (Rendering with Arnold), Nuke, Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere. Is anyone aware of any compatibility issues this software selection may have with this system? Cheers Mike.
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    PCSPECIALIST Hard Drives Vs SSD's

    Hi there, I recently configured a PC on the PS Specialist website and have a few questions. Under the 'Hard Drives' section there are many listed and some are labelled 'SSD' (e.g. 1TB Samsung 870 QVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6GB). Are these solid state hard drives or mechanical hard drives with moving...