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  1. Mortah

    Upgrading my 9yr old PC... sanity check please

    The PSU is only a year or so old after the last one died on me.
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    Upgrading my 9yr old PC... sanity check please

    I looked at the Tomahawk Max, but, the lack of on-board wifi made it a no for me. That said, I could just get a new usb wifi dongle (I'm also planning on wiring the house). Looks like the Tomahawk max is cheaper. Guessing it's worth the extra? :)
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    Upgrading my 9yr old PC... sanity check please

    I'm a software engineer and a gamer. I also have a HTC Vive. I'm looking to upgrade for extra performance on the VR side and also on the coding side (the project I work on has a lot of docker going on and more memory/cores would be good here). I have an existing PC from 9 years ago that has...
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    Point of View Cards

    Hey, Just seen this card: Point of View GeForce GTX 275 I've never heard of "Point of View" before - anyone know if they're any good? Or, if they are quiet? I'm after an nVidia card for around £150 that is reasonably quiet... unfortunately, a lot of the recommended cards are out of...
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    Asus GeForce GTX 260 Glaciator+ Noisy?

    Hi, Anyone know how noisy the Asus GeForce GTX 260 Glaciator+ is? http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-213-AS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=927 Not sure I can cope with waiting for the BFGs to come back in stock :(
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    Akasa Eclipse-62: Will Micro ATX fit?

    Am working out my new spec for an upgrade and one of the suggested motherboards has a Micro ATX form factor (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-209-GI&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1495) I have an Akasa Eclipse-62 case that I intend to reuse. Will this motherboard fit it...
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    Quiet Quad-Core Build

    I thought OEM came without a fan whilst retail comes with a fan?
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    Quiet Quad-Core Build

    It's not - but I can wait... not ordering for ~2 weeks as going away... just sorting out what I will do when I come back :D
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    Quiet Quad-Core Build

    Here is what I'm thinking now: I'm thinking that spending an extra £150 for future upgradability and a debatable performance increase (there are benchmarks pointing both ways) just isn't worth it. Realistically I'll be upgrading again in a few years and 1156/1366 will be on its way out...
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    Quiet Quad-Core Build

    Just to complicate things... http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-core-i5,review-31674-10.html Tom's hardware has benchmarks that point the other way
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    WDC vs Samsung F1

    Why? :)
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    WDC vs Samsung F1

    Hey guys, I'd be interested to see what your thoughts/experiences are on: Samsung F1 500gb http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-058-SA&groupid=701&catid=14&subcat=940 vs WDC Black 500gb...
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    Quiet Quad-Core Build

    Hadn't realised this, thanks! Realistically, I'm unlikely to upgrade the CPU for another 2-3 years (how long it normally takes me to get around to it). Will we still have Intel chucking out 1366 chips or will I be forced to get a new mobo anyway? :) Also, what makes the i7 more suitable...
  14. Mortah

    Quiet Quad-Core Build

    Ubuntu and Windows 7... Faffing about with Wine and getting games/Office running on Ubuntu just isn't worth the hassle when dual-booting is easy :)
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    Quiet Quad-Core Build

    I used to be an ATI fan... but after my experience of the lousy support for Ubuntu I've decided to avoid them
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    Quiet Quad-Core Build

    I'll probably not OC initially but may do in the future... guess I can try out the stock fan and replace if needed :) Quite a few of the applications I use are memory hungry. Again, I could go for 4gb and see what it feels like and what the memory consumption is like. Is going micro ATX a...
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    Quiet Quad-Core Build

    I've got a pretty nice Akasa case that is really quiet so I'll probably keep that and save £113 :-D Am thinking of spending the saved money on going to 8gb (4x2gb sticks). Is the stock fan that comes with the Intel CPU quiet? My last two builds needed ~£40 spent on a different CPU fan
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    Whats happened?

    The joke comment = real solution :D
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    Quiet Quad-Core Build

    I started a thread about getting a new build the other day but I've now done more research / digging and think I've refined what I'm after somewhat! So, my budget is between £500 and £700 (cheaper = better). What I am after: Quad core (a must for my development work) Fair graphics...
  20. Mortah

    Very strange problem with installing windows

    I think the 32bit drivers should work (just not have access to >4gb of memory :D) Have you tried continuing installing with the 32bit drivers and seeing what happens?
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