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I think it depends on the gpu. Some Nvidia ones support it, some don't (don't they have their own proprietary gsync or something?) My main reason for getting a AMD GPU was that my monitor was freesync.

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I had an issue with my PC this morning, turned it on and a black screen and loud fans from the GPU. Took the GPU out and put in another PCI-e slot and it was fine, took it out again and put it back in the original slot and it's fine. PC is on its side now.

 

 

I haven't had an issue like that with this or my previous PC, I suppose it just got loose? I don't really know. My 2060 is a pretty big boy, my previous was an r9 390 which while large wasn't as heavy as this card maybe. Maybe I need legos too

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Not sure how many people on here are willing to set their savings on fire to build a new Intel PC, but here is a DF review on the new 10XXX series.

 

 

From what I've heard it is indeed the fastest gaming CPU but you're not exactly getting bang for buck.

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Anybody seen this before? A £30,000+ PC

 

 

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They say in the video it's actually 2 PCs. One of them has this ridiculous Intel CPU with 18 cores 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Core-i9-7980XE-Processor/dp/B075XRYMDR

 

AFAIK that CPU may not even be an ideal gaming CPU except for really bleeding edge stuff that actually uses all those cores (Cyberpunk?). Which is why they throw in another system with an i9/i7, higher clocks/fewer cores. The first system would probably be great for other productivity driven users. Video editing and stuff

 

 

CPUs are weird cause some are better at certain tasks and worse at others. Everyone builds with AMD now, especially as they are supporting the PCI-e 4 standard before Intel (which is what PS5 uses for its SSD) and are just better value in general

 

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That was great, Cavill seems like a cool guy. Someone on /pcmr pointed out that he could afford to spend thousands on a super pc that some one could build for him, but he's got something that is really well spec'd for gaming without being ridiculous and he's built it himself (keeping in mind, this would still be about £2k in parts…) apparently he's really into Warhammer total war.

 

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yeah it's cool that the witcher builds pc's, but the main thing i take from that is a question - can't you change the direction of the numbers in software? i'm going to guess you can but don't care enough to look into it.

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Just now, spatular said:

yeah it's cool that the witcher builds pc's, but the main thing i take from that is a question - can't you change the direction of the numbers in software? i'm going to guess you can but don't care enough to look into it.

Apperently not (well you can, but only +/- 90 degrees), instead to have to flip the graphic you want displayed (which is you are displaying sys info, I'm guessing you can't do either). Seems like an obvious flaw.

 

I am tempted by an NZXT cooler (nothing that fancy) but they do look a pain to install

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oh good info!

 

i'm sure they're fine as loads of people use them but i don't like the idea of water in my pc, air cooling all the way for me. (edit - although there might already be some water in there but it's sealed away in metal so isn't as bad :unsure:)

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