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    PCSPECIALIST Monitor Recommendations (Work in progress)

    Hi all Monitors are a very important subject with all PC's obviously, they're the final output of all that power you've configured in your PC / Laptop and it's important that the monitor pairs correctly with your build for optimum performance. There have been quite significant improvements...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Benchmarks and Tools for Troubleshooting / New Build

    Hi all This is a huge topic, when you receive your new machine, you want to be able to test that it's all working as optimally as possible. There are a plethora of tools and benchmark suites out there to aid with this. There are 4 main areas that should be benchmarked: While you're running...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST MSI trying to silence reviewers

    MSI have been attempting to silence YouTube reviewers into withdrawing any negative opinions or even providing false data to show MSI products as better than they were found. With this, they’ve offered payoffs to remove negatives or include bogus information, and in the extreme, have even...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Really great video by Linus pleading with Intel

    This is well worth a look. imho he’s spot on about all of it.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Good roundup of cases related to airflow and noise

    This is worth a look if you’re hunting for a quiet and / or effective cooling case:
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST AMD Ryzen 3000 series performance comparison

    Hi all fantastic video here by Hardware Unboxed comparing the full Ryzen 3000 lineup in performance for single threaded / multithreaded and gaming workloads. Skip to 9.36 for gaming benchmarks, it’s an interesting watch
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST How to calibrate a monitor

    This is an interesting watch for anyone who needs better colour accuracy on their monitor for photo editing or video work:
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    Well folk, there was a teaser announcement of this back in April: But, I have it understood that there's a further teaser being shown tomorrow. This has been posted on their twitter feed yesterday: Crysis for me got me soooo hooked into gaming. I had very little money at the time and had...
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    Just heard the news that Vera Lynn has passed away peacefully surrounded by her family this morning at the age of 103. For those who don't know, she was a singer who travelled the front lines during the 2nd World War to entertain the troops and keep morale higher. She was a wonderful woman and...
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    Hi all I'm just pondering this, not sure if any of you agree with this, but thought I'd check it out. There has been very high demand for screens over the last few months so I've been searching quite a few. Is it just me, or are there very very few specific GSync screens being released any...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST AMD 4000 desktop processors won't be compatible with older boards

    Hi all Thought this worth mentioning. The upcoming Zen 3 cpu's will be losing compatibility with older motherboards. This means that any board before the X570 is NOT compatible (at least initially). So no support on the B450 unfortunately. Now, this has happened previously and some...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST What are we doing with our time?

    Hi all Thought it would be fun to list the things we've been doing to keep ourselves busy. I've been getting very inspired listening to lots of great music so I've resurrected my mini studio in the dining room as we're not currently entertaining. I haven't had this setup for some time as just...
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    Now these look really interesting and set to change the budget space especially for gaming.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Intel 10th Gen Desktop processor line up

    For those that are interested, the upcoming 10th Series Intel desktop CPU's, they do require a new socket despite being the exact same chipset, these are just rebranded and overclocked 9000 series chips.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Quick note to prospective buyers

    We've had a few people recently who've gone ahead and ordered without getting advice and then come on after receiving it posting and asking what can be tweaked.... I know most of you will have some idea of components and their use and pairing, but for those that don't, seriously, get some...
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    This is worth a look for you keypad enthusiasts:
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    Anyone bought this yet? I stuck it on for the first time tonight, I had high expectations based on 2016, but my god, they've done one hell of a job, I just don't know how they do it??? I though 2016 was fast, but Eternal is even faster, yet the graphics are just utterly stunning! It's quite...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST New laptops now in stock!!!

    Hi all great news! PCS have new 15” laptops in stock including a new model, the Nova which has desktop 3000 Ryzen processors and very competitive pricing!!!
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Ryzen 4000 laptop benchmarks

    Hi all A Brief tonic for all the madness around, I've been waiting for this for a loooong time! This is a very important moment, actual 3rd party benchmarks are out for Ryzen 4000 laptop APU's. First one up is the R9 4900HS 8C/16T 35W performance beast! It looks like Intel have lost another...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Gaming keyboard advice

    Laptop keyboards are only supposed to be used when travelling, when you’re at home always use and external keyboard and mouse.