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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Cheeky Devlin » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:43 pm

Xeno wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:Looking for recommendations for a 4k monitor in the £200-£300 range. 27/28in preferable.

Been using my TV for ages and it's been perfectly fine but in my new setup the TV isnt really an option anymore so wanting to get something proper for the job.


LG 27UL550

https://www.ebuyer.com/883253-lg-27ul55 ... -27ul550-b

It wont blow you away but it is an IPS monitor and response time is about 5ms. There is another in the line an LG 27UL500 that has the tilt and rotate screen functions removed that may be cheaper.


Cheers man. I'll have a wee look at that one. :D

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Pedz » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:42 pm

Xeno wrote:I only have 471 games on steam. I'm not ROG. It comes to about 1.9TB for my steam folder as I have star citizen, DCS and X-Plane 11 on a 1 tb NVME drive. I have a 1TV Sata ssd with some ubi games and minecraft along with GTA5.


Nah, I'm messing about. I have over 400 games installed via steam, but only have about 100gb spare on my 4TB HDD. I wish I had more space :(

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Lime » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:45 am

Quicky question,

I don't have a 'gaming PC' but occasionally would like to have a go on some. I'm not worried about maximum detail or resolution (720p is fine), just would like a decent frame rate and for the game to actually run!

I'm after a cheap as possible, quiet, uncomplicated (plug it in!) card to just give my PC a graphical bump.

I downloaded 'Rime' free from the Epic store, but the framerate was so bad I couldn't play it.
Lego Batman seems to run OK, as does World of Goo.

I have an Intel i5-4460 running at 3.19Ghz
8GB ram
and currently just use the onboard graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600

I'd rather have a fanless card, as I don't want to introduce noise when I am literally only using the card from time to time, so will something like the following give me any kind of performance boost?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GeForce-Pa ... way&sr=8-5

Thank you!

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by False » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:55 am

thats probably just as bad as the onboard

you can get like a 10* or 20* series, or even an amd which will have a tiny onboard fan

almost nobody does passive cooling for cards as they have like 100w+ tdp

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Winckle » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:58 am

Fans on GPUs aren't that loud if you aim for the right ones. Look for cards that are closer to stock with only a single fan. Avoid stuff that advertises itself as "pre-overclocked" or "factory overclocked" etc.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Dowbocop » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:05 am

If you're not fussed about it being second hand CEX have a 950 for just over £50. Obviously not as good as a 10 series but closer to your price point. Don't know how well they stack up nowadays for the newest games though.

https://uk.webuy.com/product-detail?id= ... tx-950-2gb

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Jenuall » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:18 am

If you get a half decent card and aren't worried about max settings or high resolution then the GPU shouldn't be under that much strain either which will help keep the noise down.

Not sure what the market is like in general these days but it's been a while since I personally have found the GPU to an especially loud part of any setup.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Lime » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:28 am

Thanks guys, this is really helpful.
I'd better open up my PC and see what slots I have - back when I used to muck about with pc innards the slots kept changing - ISA, AGP, PCI
I assume my 2-3 year old PC will accept current cards?

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by False » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:49 am

it will probably be pcie 2 x16

essentially just about every modern card will work

also re fans - avoid those with a 'blower' design as these are noisiest usually

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open air coolers will usually be quieter, though for your needs it will probably be just one smaller fan

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Rightey » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:29 am

Not sure if this has been mentioned but the Epic Game store is giving away 6 batman titles for free now...

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/b ... collection

I'm going to pass though as I already have arkham asylum and night and don't really want another store on my computer.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by jawafour » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:52 pm

Metro 2033 - and a game called Everything - are currently free to download on the Epic Store.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Dowbocop » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:49 pm

Everything seems like exactly the sort of bollocks that's right up my street...

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by jawafour » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:01 am

Minit is currently free to download on PC from the Epic Store. Gone in sixty seconds.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Neph » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:51 pm

Anyone provide any advice? My brother in law wants a new PC built he will use it for Photo Editing and some video editing and then wants to do some gaming to along with my sister.

I have only been doing incremental upgrades for my PC but i am aware AMD's CPU's/GPU's have been making a big comeback and wondered if i should go down that route? Oh and it all needs to run on a 4k Screen Parts list i have so far:

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Lsqbjp

Does need to be running games at 4k ultra but the screen selected is the one he wants.

Thoughts?

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by KjGarly » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:33 pm

Apparently you can actually get a semi-decent gaming rig at Aldi :slol:

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by darksideby182 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:38 am

Aldi PC spec looks alright but it's not a looker itself.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Knoyleo » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:00 am

And it's still a grand.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Dowbocop » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:22 am

I genuinely cannot contemplate spending a grand in Aldi, that PC must be the most expensive thing they've ever stocked.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Lagamorph » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:12 pm

Accessories Included
USB Keyboard, USB mouse, power cord

Features
  • Intel® Core™ i5-9400 Processor
    2.9 GHz, up to 4.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
    6 Cores and 9 MB Intel® Smart Cache
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 Graphics
    With 6,144 MB GDDR6 VRAM
  • 1,024 GB PCIe SSD
  • 16 GB DDR4-2666 RAM
  • Multi-Standard-DVD-/CD-ReWriter
  • Hot-Swap HDD Frame1
  • Fast Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 ac-Standard-Technology with up to 1,73 Gbps (2x2)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Network Controller Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000 Mbit/s)
  • Windows 10

Guarantee/Warranty
3 Years


For £950 that's not actually too bad for a pre-built.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Tafdolphin » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:57 pm

Dowbocop wrote:I genuinely cannot contemplate spending a grand in Aldi, that PC must be the most expensive thing they've ever stocked.


There aren't many things I miss from my daily life in the UK but Aldi is one of them.

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