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  1. sted

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST PC Case

    Hey everyone. I've been wanting to swap out my case for a while, the one I have is nice in how it looks, but I feel it is lacking in some ways. I currently have the Zalman Z-11 Plus (mid tower). I have seen a nice case I wouldn't mind getting, but it's spec details how it can accommodate for ATX...
  2. sted

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST C++

    I'm currently learning C++ and I have to finish off a program, but I'm having a bit of an issue getting an if statement to work correctly. The problem I'm encountering is that I'm trying to get the program to output a value based on the users input, but it always gives one particular value which...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Double RAM

    I finally decided it was time to double up to 16GB, but unfortunately, PCS don't stock the RAM I chose with my build anymore. I'm having a bit of trouble finding the same RAM elsewhere and I was hoping someone would be able to point me in the right direction to help me find some hopefully...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST GPU failing to display

    Hey everyone. I have a GTX 670 GPU. Recently the PCIe slot the GPU was originally installed in stopped working, so I moved the GPU to the second PCIe, but the same issue seems to have repeated itself. The mobo is an ASUS p8z77-v Do I have any options in replacing the slots, or might it be a...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Hard Drive Caddy/Enclosure

    Had a bit of a problem with a Western Digital HD I bought from here over a year ago now. I've had it kept aside for a long time and decided to finally install it. Long story short, stiff cabling inside the case put too much pressure on the pins where you insert the power cable, bending the...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Recommend new mouse & GPU question

    The Razer Deathadder mouse that I chose when I got my PC has definitely seen better days, the scroll wheel has taken a hit from daily use, for one. Hoping to replace it now, I'm looking at spending not too much more than £40 if anyone could help recommend. The only 'needs' that come to mind...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Monitor + Television

    I've been wanting a second screen for quite some time, and thought about getting a TV rather than another monitor (regardless of whether it was a monitor/Television I was going for something bigger than the monitor I have now and hoping to go dual-screen with the current+new). So I'd be using...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Sound Card and Completely Removing Drivers

    My Xonar DS has been problematic since day one, but I got it to work eventually. But I was never able to open the Audio Center, and so today I went in to Programs & features, went to Asus Xonar and tried pressing the Uninstall/change button expecting to be given some options, no menu popped up...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Thermal Paste

    I've now got my first couple of upgrades but forgot about Thermal Paste for the CPU. Are there any that are better than others, any recommended or ones to avoid completely? I'm not sure if it makes a difference when it comes to the paste, but the CPU isn't overclocked.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Upgrades on Existing PC

    I'd checked the upgrade page as I'm about ready to decide on a couple of components to get, but there are currently no options for two of the things that I was hoping for. One being the CPU's, the other being RAM. Wondering if there might be more i7-3770's and 8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (2 X...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Upgrades and Payment Options, Suggestion

    I'm planning to order some of my first upgrades soon and would like to suggest if it is possible to have a Bank Transfer option added for upgrade purchases like when ordering a new build?
  12. sted

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Graphics Setting and Blur

    Just wondering if anyone could help me out in regards to graphics settings which add blurring to a game. Motion blur is an obvious one, and I've managed to root out some others as the blurring (Often in DmC) makes me feel sick and sometimes gives me a headache, but also ruins some screenshots...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Bioshock infinite- DLC

    http://youtu.be/suHLkFZaMn8 Burial at Sea DLC. I'm quite happy to finally see the first DLC preview. I'm feeling eager as I wait to get in to this when I can.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Considered Future Upgrades

    I've been considering upgrades ahead of time for a while. Some of it is quite straight forward in what I want, but a couple of things I'm a bit cloudy on. Though before I go on to all of that, I havent noticed any of the wrist straps for when doing anything within the computers case. Would be...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST 326.19 Beta Driver

    Just a heads up, the latest Nvidia Beta driver seems to not get on well with Remember Me. I tried to launch, and it was crashing every time it got to the Capcom logo. Tried a few other games and they were okay, so not sure if it may, or may not effect games other than that one. I tried to...
  16. sted

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST GPU Temperature

    I have the GPU meter widget, and I can start something like Max Payne 3 and it goes up to about 45 Degrees C not long after starting, and usually ends up around mid 50's and sometimes over 60. Though when I start the computer up, the temp says it's 35-38 every time I start up, and I'm not sure...
  17. sted

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Odd Folder

    I've gotten up today and found a folder in my secondary drive: I've not the slightest clue where it's from, or how it got there. It was marked as empty and took up no space, clicking it said I need permission to open (scanned with the anti-virus, all okay according) - So I open it to find...
  18. sted

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Dragon Age Inquisition

    http://youtu.be/diYzYNcloM4 Looking forward to this, myself. And I recently came across the 'Sacred Ashes' preview for Origins. No idea how I'd not saw it before, considering how long ago I got the first Dragon age. Oh well. http://youtu.be/ZyKhQ_o6dcw
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Fool me once..

    TL;DR: potential scammers, claiming to be 'authorised clearance agents' for HMRC, and contacting you to notify that you are required to pay import taxes via email. Dodgy site, and so on. Well, I have received an Email of which claims to be from an 'authorised clearance agent', who say that I...
  20. sted

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Something to do with onboard video memory

    Getting the following message which pops up when I attempt to play Bioshock 2: From what I can tell, it's only that one game it happens with, so I'm not sure what may be causing it. Only recent changes I've really made are an update for IE from windows updates, and downloading Firefox...
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