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Your PC? Breakdown

Discussion in 'Technology & Gaming' started by Crespo, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. TAFKAP

    TAFKAP Where's Adim?
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    Case: Aerocool DS 200 White
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    CPU: AMD Ryzen R7 1700
    Cooler: Ryzen stock cooler - it's surprisingly good!
    RAM: 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX @ 3000 MHZ
    GPU: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1060 6GB
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  2. Ollie

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    I really can not be arsed with wasting money on an aftermarket CPU cooler at this stage so that's good to hear as I think the supplied coolers for the newest CPUs are even better. Apparently AMD CPUs overclock craply anyway so I won't bother. I'll see what temperatures it runs at though. I will probably get some case fans or buy a case that comes with a few. Might just overclock my RAM to 3600 as that's supposed to be optimal to take advantage of these CPUs, but will probably even leave that.
     
  3. TAFKAP

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    The Ryzen 7 1700 has a base clock of 3.0 GHz and I'm running 3.5 GHz on a "lazy" overclock. I've had it to 4.0 GHz before but I pulled it back as I wasn't getting a noticeable performance improvement for my workloads.

    In terms of cooler performance, I've just run a game of Gears and a game of Forza Horizon 4 on Ultra. My CPU didn't exceed 62 degrees with the stock Wraith cooler at 40% fan (silent), and my GPU maxed at 54 degrees.
     
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  4. Ollie

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    Nice. You signed up to the Xbox for PC Beta subscription? Just that you get both those games free with it. I haven't bothered with GOW5 yet, my current PC is just about alright for GOW4. Used to love Horde mode on GOW2, best online gaming experience I've had was on that so I'll definitely be trying it on GOW5.
     
  5. TAFKAP

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    I have mate, yeah. I have an XBone as well which is mostly used for FIFA but I've sunk a hell of a lot of time into Horizon 4 lately.
     
  6. RedDev

    RedDev Back from a long break.

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    Still got the same build I posted years ago baring a 970 GTX. :banana:

    Need a rebuild.
     
  7. Tornado

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    Can anyone recommend a Laptop with a decent battery life? Something that lasts a while when set at 75% performance.

    Mainly for work and my current laptop I've had for around 4 years, the battery has been shocking since day one. Fully charged and it's gone after a couple of hours. I've always charged the battery when not in use and it reached 2%.

    I won't be using my iMac for work, ever.
     
  8. King_Kenny

    King_Kenny JUSTICE FOR THE 97!

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    Have you tried buying a new battery? Maybe just a dodgy battery.
     
  9. Tornado

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    I have. Still the same.

    It will vary. A few times it lasted about 2 and half hours. I don't mind buying a spare battery so once the current gets to 3% I can switch the battery over.

    Still, would rather have something that c an run twice as log on a battery and still perform to a decent level without the battery draining.
     
  10. StretfordEnd

    StretfordEnd Fools can be kings
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    Got sick to death of nursing my 4 year old HP laptop along, the down time has been getting worse and worse since New Year. It boots when it wants, loses connection to the router all the time despite being hard wired, won't charge the battery beyond 45% and generally misbehaves.

    I can't be arsed building towers any more, so decided to buy a half decent gaming laptop. I set myself an upper limit of £1,000, and eventually settled on a machine which arrived today, costing £1149. :ashamed

    DELL G3 15 15.6"
    • Intel® Core™ i7-9750H Processor - 2.6 GHz / 4.5 GHz 12 MB cache
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    May upgrade to 16GB of RAM if necessary, and it would have been nice to get a 10th gen chip but they're thin on the ground at the moment. In fact laptops in general seem to be scarce, the one I eventually bought went out of stock twice while I was scratching my chin about adding it to my basket. No optical drive as is the norm these days, so I'll have to buy an external to put some of the software (Office etc. etc.) on the new machine. I already have 2 x external HDD if required in the future. I'm wondering if there's a way to transfer Office onto the new machine via USB and the external drives? :hmmm


    DELL G3 15 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel® Core™ i7, GTX 1660 Ti, 1 TB HDD & 256 GB SSD
     
  11. Rich_Le_John

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    Dear all - hope you are all well.

    @Stret are Macbooks no good for gaming? For my home use I cannot be bothered with the headaches Windows OS present and if need be will slap a cheeky virtual PC on if needs must.

    *not that I am attempting to question your methods - mere curiosity.
     
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    Twice the price for less performance, and I don't 'do' Apple anyway Rich. :duke
     
  13. SALTIRE

    SALTIRE Fear is the mind-killer

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    Apple? Be better spunking yer money on hookers, than forking out for that rubbish.
     
  14. Richard

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    I have the G7 7590 and its wasted on me.
     
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    Is it wrong to use a laptop always plugged in with the (integrated) battery set at "60% and never charge beyond that"?

    In other words, I use my laptop as a table PC. But the integrated battery bugs me.
     
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    It's funny how things pan out because for years and I'll stand by it ... Apple was the go-to, they are expensive but reliable computer. Even for the consumer end, they were worth buying because of the lack of problems and that's still true. Even iPads etc....

    But at the professional end, I can't count the number of people I know who have abandoned them. It isn't just about being expensive it's more about the stability end. I've constantly run multiple programs at once for over 10 years with very little worry they'll crash....... I don't have that same confidence anymore.

    The machines aren't as quick as they should be for the money..... for example, the top end pro MacBook used to be £2000k, now it's £3500. It works but it's just not as bulletproof as before.

    The value the OS and hardware brought isn't there anymore... Especially when you sit inside programs like the Adobe suite that are the same across OS's.

    Batteries will always be a problem and you'll always have to replace them. It's inherent in the tech it generally isn't the companies fault.

    If you can built and use a desktop it'll always be better than a laptop.
     
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    Until microsoft came into the laptop market apple's displays and touchpads were outstanding. the market moved on and now there's a lot of competitive hardware, while apples has only become more restricted.

    Anyone excited for Big Navi?
     
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    so, I used to know a bit about these things prior to a change in industry.

    people need to remember that all laptops have been judged against apple by the types of people that couldn't give a damn about real performance.

    laptop thickness and lightness and screen loveliness (oh and rose gold) have been a prime motivator.

    you cannot have long battery life and you.can never have good power in a chassis thats so thin you cannot cool it well.

    the most expensive laptops all have thin chassis and are built on solid state drives. the cooling is almost always compromised and for me the graphics cards are poor.

    if you try run a real 3d software the thing will immediately ramp up to max fan and slow right down.

    there's an awful lot to be said for an old fashioned tower if you want real performance and don't care about being locked to one room.
     
  19. JimJams

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    That depends entirely on your budget.
     
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    It still does what I need it to.
     

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