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How to FIX your Bricked GPU BIOS - Bootable DOS Drive Method - HD6950 failed flash to HD 6970
 
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Hey folks, this video takes a look at how to fix a GPU that has been bricked by mis-flashing. The test card is a AMD HD6950 which the previous owner tried to flash to a 6970 on BOTH bios chips. The card would only display to a black screen and no windows based flashing apps would solve the issue. To fix this, Im going to show you how to create a bootable USB DOS drive and flash your AMD or ATI GPU from that. This allowed me to fix BOTH bios chips and get the card working again! Downloads Required: Your GPUS bios - www.Techpowerup.com/vgabios ATIFLASH - www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2230/atiflash-4-07 RUFUS BOOTABLE DRIVE TOOL - https://rufus.akeo.ie please note that this is for AMD and ATI cards only. There is a similar tool called NVflash for nVidia Cards and the methodolgy is the same. If you want to see the coding for nVidia cards leave a comment and if there is demand, ill make a nVidia Specific video. Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 72361 F7GOS
Overclocking non K Haswell CPU - Locking Turbo Boost
 
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Intels Core i series are fantastic. As is their turbo boost technology. Unfortunately the marketing is a little off. The advertised MAX boost speeds shown on the box never applies to all the cores on Quad core i5 cpus. The quoted figures - say 3.7Ghz - only applies when running on 2 cores. The actual MAX quad core speed is 3.5Ghz. This video shows you how to lock down all 4 cores at the MAX quoted frequency for a 200Mhz performance boost. I have run bench marks after locking, to show that it is worth the 10 minutes or so that it takes to unlock the potential of your CPU. Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 27343 F7GOS
Asus Strix Vega 64 - VRM Temperature FIX
 
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You might remember this, my STRIX Vega 64 and the card that has upsurped my GTX 1080 as the mainstay in my Primary PC. Overall I have been extremely happy with it and in my previous Vega64 video, I showed the small tweaks that you should do to get the most out of the card - which comes from the factory in a fairly timid state - without overcocking. And while on the whole. A lot of you liked the look of the card - especially since it can now be had well below the initial MSRP with even better deals cropping up on the used market, the few negative comments on that video revolved around one theme. VRM Cooling. Lets investigate... and see if we can sort it out! LINK - Thread on OCUK - https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/asus-vega-64-strix-improve-vrm-temps-fix.18831051/ Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 5864 F7GOS
Raijintek Aura 12 RGB Fans - Are these value RGB Fans any good??
 
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Cheap RGB Fans? Are they worth it? Today we are taking a look at Raijintek's Aura 12 RGB 3 pack. A kit that retails for under £30 here in the UK and offers something that a lot of PC builders are crying out for. RGB Fans at a value price. Sub £30 for 3 high quality 120mm fans is a good deal in anyones books so the addition of RGB is a nice touch and for those that dont want colour cylcing, they can be locked to a specific colour to match any theme you decide to build on. overall, i've been impressed by this kit, its high quality and even better, good value.... and being Scottish... thats always a selling point! https://www.overclockers.co.uk/raijintek-auras-12-rgb-led-fan-with-controller-120mm-3-pack-fg-013-rt.html Raijintek was kind enough to supply these, but as always opinions are my own... Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 7503 F7GOS
Can you still game on the $40 HD6950 / HD6970 in 2016?
 
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Weclome folks, today we are looking at the GPU which I revived in my previous video - the AMD Radeon HD6950 2GB. Since bringing the GPU back to life, I have also re flashed one of the BIOS chips to a HD 6970, so today we will be doing two things. Firstly checking out how this older generation of cards handle todays games, and secondly, checking out what the real world performance difference between a HD6950 and a HD6970 actually is! Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 36166 F7GOS
Raijintek Ophion Evo Review - A True Rival to the Mini-ITX Leaders?
 
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At the start of 2018 I pestered Raijintek into telling me about their new ITX case line - the Ophion... and i've been waiting ever since. Big Question is.. was it worth the wait? Does it stack up against the current ITX premium greats... and are Raijintek going to get the case back? Tempered Glass - Check Hair Brushed Aluminium - Check Water cooling support - Check ATX PSU supoprt - Check Whats not to love?! If you want one, check out the stock on OCUK https://www.overclockers.co.uk/?tap_a=3815-35cbe9&tap_s=72130-d1bdd8 Music used under free to use. Music by CMAMusic https://soundcloud.com/cma-music Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 8267 F7GOS
Should You Buy A used Mining Card for Gaming? The RX 580 Ex-Mining Card Experience
 
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Now that used GPU prices are starting to drop (a little) should you consider a used mining card for your gaming PC? Hey folks, Celebration time!! AMD Cards are finally starting to trickle down in price.. Well sort of. Over the last couple of weeks - due to I assume the increasing volatility in crypto prices - I had been seeing more and more Polaris based RX cards surfacing online at lower - but still inflated prices. The lowest I have seen was a RX 470 4GB going for under £250 which is not exactly a bargin but you will start seeing a steady trickle of 4GB Polaris cards as they become less useful for mining. The one I came across which did really tickle my fancy was this. An RX 580 8GB for under £300. The same seller was also selling multiple other RX 580’s for the same price as well as a slew of RX 470 and 570’s for around £270.. As well as a Z270 setup with the cheapest Celeron Processor and multiple Gold and Platinum rated power supplies. A miner getting off the train before de-railment… So as is ever the case curiosity got the better of me… and I snapped up the RX 580 8GB for £280 thanks to a cheeky eBay voucher which was due to expire in a few days… Almost immediately trepidation set in as I looked at cards of similar ilk going for nearer £500… Would it even turn up? Would it be completely borked… would it be a rebadged GTX 650… Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 4781 F7GOS
#DREVO #TYRFING V2 REVIEW - $50 / £50 #RGB TKL MECHANICAL KEYBOARD
 
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Hey folks, welcome to another budget keyboard review, I’ll get one thing out of the way first, this is not my first Drevo Keyboard. I was already swayed by the high quality and compactness offered by the Drevo Calibur last year which re-introduced me to the world of welcome of mechanical keyboards and In short, I loved it. So, when I heard that Drevo had recently released a new 88-Key RGB Backlit TKL mechanical keyboard I had to check it out! The new product is called the Drevo Tyrfing V2 and to say it impresses is an understatement. It comes with the option of 4 different Outemu switches, Brown, Blue, Black and Red. I have the Brown Switch option of the Tyrfing V2 which is a much quieter option than the Blues I have on my Calibur. This does mean a less satisfying clickity click but still offers a better feel than any membrane keyboard by orders of Taking the Keyboard out from the nicely laid out box the first two things that were immediately noticeable were firstly the braided cable and brushed effect on the metal plate behind the keys. It looks and feels very premium and is a nice touch on such a value-oriented board. The second thing was how sturdy the board is. The metal backplate doing its job by adding just the right amount of heft and rigidity which again only re-enforces the fact that the peripheral feels like a much more expensive item. But a keyboard review would not be worth its salt if we didn’t hook it up and actually use it and thankfully, the Tyrfing V2 continues to impress when actually using it! In both typing and gaming, the V2 feels excellent with just the right amount of feel in each key press to give you confidence that its going to do what you want. Now I know that might seem like an obvious point, but there have been so many keyboards I have used over the last decade or so which simply miss the mark here, opting to focus on fancy gimmicks rather than first and foremost create a really good keyboard. Not so with the Tyrfing V2. We get great accuracy and it allows for a pretty quick typing, in fact handing the keyboard over to my wife to try out left her impressed too which is always a good sign in my book as she can type much quicker than me. Comparing it to my original Drevo Calibur there are a few things to note, there has been a definite bump up in quality with the Tyrfing V2 in terms of keys, with a different texture on each. The characters on the keys also appear in a different font which on the whole looks much clearer and makes the RGB lighting pop even more. On the topic of RGB here is one of the main differences between the older Drevo Products. The RGB simply looks amazing here and now also comes with a great software utility to control the functionality. For purists who don’t like installing 3rd party software on their machines, you can still cycle the lighting effects and create custom profiles via the keyboard itself but the software is intuitive to use, uses practically no PC resources and speeds up the journey to getting to RGB perfection nicely. So all in all typing on the Drevo Tyrfing V2 has been and will actually continue to be a great experience as this will be replacing my Calibur as the daily driver. In my book, that’s always something which says a lot about a peripheral. Whether its gaming, working or typing this very review, the Tyrfing is a great companion. At its price, its amazing value thanks to its choice of mechanical switches and impressive RGB functionality. The fact we also get incredibly high-quality feeling materials thrown into the mixer too is just a mighty impressive cherry on an already tasty cake and I’d thoroughly recommend considering the Drevo Tyrfing V2 when you buy your next keyboard. Drevo might not be the first name you think of when you say mechanical keyboards... but if they keep bringing out crackers like this, they may very well be! Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 18077 F7GOS
Fixing Crysis on Windows 10 - Can it Run Crysis? Yes... It Can
 
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Crysis is Great.. Windows 10 is too.. Pity they don't like each other. Lets Fix that. Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 5211 F7GOS
ASUS STRIX ROG Vega 64 - Unboxed, Undervolted and Unleashed #Vega64 #PCMR
 
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Hey folks.. So the Vega 64... and even more surprising its an aftermarket one! So how what do you get with the ASUS ROG /AREZ Strix Vega 64? Is it any good? and how do you get the most out of it? And does it compare in any way to my own GTX 1080 Lets find out! Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 9116 F7GOS
Can we fix and refurbish this GTX 660Ti ? Bricked Bios, Broken fan.
 
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Hey folks, first off ill apologise for the audio pop, a filter is on its way! One of the issue which is repeated in the comments whenever I review a used graphics card is that of reliability and to be fair, a lot of you have a point! I have been fortunate so far in most of my purchases with the majority being pretty much as new and apart from a little bit of dust, you would never know that they had ever been used by someone else.. And to be honest, out of the 4 cards I have received dead on arrival (well 3 DOA and one immediately going up in a puff of blue smoke) only one of those was used, and drawn out returns process made me wish I had bought it online on eBay or PayPal where the buyers protection is really quite brilliant. But what if you buy something you know doesn’t work? Something unloved and hard used? Well let me introduce you to the Zotac GTX 660Ti. At least I think it's a 660Ti anyway under half a decade of dust, gunk and what smells a 40 a day habit. Now this card has more than a few issues and immediately after throwing it in the test rig a few issues appear. Firstly, this card was bought recently and someone has “mis-flashed” the card and corrupted the bios. Secondly, the two fans are spinning at different speeds… no, this is not a precursor to modern “variable fan” technology… one fan -the fastest one - is hitting the heatsink giving a nice tick and the other looks like it’s so constricted by gunk and hair it's actually slowing down. So its obvious this card needs some TLC, step one will be to reflash the bios. I have fixed a badly flashed AMD HD 6970 in the past and will be using the nvidia tools which follow the same sort of process. For this ZOTAC version of the 660Ti there are 2 available bios files, one revision with higher boost clocks which the previous owner appears to have possibly tried to flash to unsuccessfully . Thankfully, with the NV Flash tool the Bios was unbricked allowing the 660Ti to at the very least boot into windows. Running a little stress test in 3D mark firestrike highlighted the need for a total refurb, with temperatures rocketing almost instantly, the clocks throttling back and the noise from the fans being comically loud before blue screening SO out withe the card again and time to disassemble.. But will it work.. The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.7Ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H Ram: 8GB DDR3 Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 6059 F7GOS
GTX 560 - Is the Mid Range Fermi a good buy in 2017
 
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Can the mid range GTX 560 handle games in 2017? Hey folks, another Firey Fermi card today...only this one isn’t so hot as the Fermi architecture would suggest. This is the Gen 2 Fermi in its middle of the pack GTX 560 variant. Back in 2011 Nvidia released the higher end GTX 560Ti which was based on the GF114 GPU, a much more refined and power efficient version of the GF104 we had already seen in cards in the Geforce 400 series. The card was a hit with a considerable performance boost over the old GTX 460 while running quieter and a lot cooler. At Launch though the GTX 560Ti came in at around $250 and that was still too much for some gamers with many jumping ship to the cheaper and more power efficient AMD cards. Nvidia did what they have done many times before and simply cut down their GF114 GPU to reduce costs and birth a slightly cheaper card - the GTX 560 selling for around the $200 mark. Today the GTX 560 can be had for under £40 in the UK - I managed to snag this boxed ASUS version for £25 - but a little more expensive in the states, hovering around the $40-$50 dollar mark. What you get from your cut down GF114 GPU is 336 Shading Units (Down from the 384 in the 560Ti), the same 32 ROPS, and the same 1GB of GDDR5 on a 256-bit memory bus. The reference speeds of the GTX 560 have a core clock of 810Mhz and a memory clock of 1Ghz. There is a little overhead for overclocking too and I managed to get the GPU on this asus model up to just shy of 900Mhz (an increase of 11% over reference speeds) and the memory up by a few Mhz to 1025. Giving an effective speed of 4.1Ghz. But the lowly spec sheet doesn’t mean that its a really bad performer though, for a 6 year old, mid to low end card it threw up some surprises The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.7Ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H Ram: 8GB DDR3 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 14753 F7GOS
Underclocking the AMD RX 480 to Draw 40W - DOOM Vulkan 60FPS
 
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Doom! Ultra! Rx 480! 120+ FPS! These words all go together nicely... The thing is though, when you're blasting through another horde you dont really have time to take in the small variations offered by the Ultra preset compared with high.. And if like me, you are using a 1080p 60Hz monitor, those extra FPS are not being displayed. The XFX RX 480 GTR Black Edition… that mouthful again… is one of those Polaris 10 cards which features the more hand picked silicone. Much like the refined cores used in the new RX 580, those used in the top edition cards by AIB partners usually feature the cream of the binning crop. Now usually this is coupled with beefier cooling, better voltage regulation and generally speaking can achieve higher overclocks than the standard versions of the same GPU. This holds true for my black edition, being able to easily clock past 1400 mhz So is there any point in overclocking a card that already maxes out a game you want to play? Well… no not really.. So lets go the other way. Better silicone means that inherently the GPU is more efficient at a given clock speed. More efficient also means that it will run cooler for that given clock speed and running cooler also means that it will use less power. This got me thinking… how low can we go and maintain a solid 60FPS in Doom and still run on the high preset? Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 3427 F7GOS
GTX 970 - Do you really need to push that Overclock?
 
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So the GTX 970 has been a great card for me so far, picked up cheap on eBay in near mint condition for the same price as a new GTX 1050Ti, its taken pretty much everything i’ve thrown at it in its stride, From shrugging off the challenge of the “true 4GB” 1050Ti, to standing toe to toe with AMD’s latest mid range darling, the RX 570 with both cards excelling in different areas… The only real shortcoming - apart from that half a gig - seems to have been… well me or in particular my explanation of the overclocking of the GTX 970. Now it should be noted that Although a lot of you watching this video may well overclock yourselves, those overclocking components are still in the vast minority when it comes to PC gaming. I know,, I know it might seem strange that 99% of people eschew the “free performance” boost in favour of stock clocks but that is the reality of the market.. So with that pre-amble out of the way, what was wrong with my overclock on the GTX 970? Well the card has two clock speeds, a base and boost. In standard MSI Gaming form the Base clock is around 1.11Ghz whereas the boost clock will ramp up to 1.25Ghz when the temperatures allow. In the last video, I stated I had boosted the GTX 970 to 1.25Ghz but was met with a lot of comments about the GTX 970’s ability to “hit 1.5ghz”. So am I missing 250Mhz of performance? Well, not quite while my base clocks were set at 1.25Ghz, the card actually boosted to just below 1.4Ghz...but as stated, there was headroom to get even more performance out of the card. The GTX 970 is Built on the 28 nm process with 1664 shading units, 104 texture mapping units and 56 ROPs with a 4GB GDDR5 memory buffer, with its memory is running at an effective speed of 7Ghz. The first port of call would be to overclock the memory. Like the core, the Vram on the GTX 970 is nicely overclockable. Taking the card from its effective speed of 7Ghz (4x 1.75Ghz) to a stable speed of 7.8 Ghz (4 x 1.95Ghz) thats about 11% faster than stock and increasing the memory bandwidth from 224GB/s to 249GB/s Secondly is to push that 1.25Ghz base clock and 1.4Ghz boost clock up higher too, in the end and after fiddling with fan curves, and setting up a more aggressive case fan profile to draw in more cold air and exhaust the heat, a stable overclock of 1.3Ghz on the base and 1.45Ghz on the Boost was achieved. Not a huge amount over my usual custom overclock and the pc was considerably noisier / warmer but over stock, these figures represent a 17% increase in base clock frequency, and 15% increase on the boost speed. So lets see how these figures differ from stock in a few games Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 11198 F7GOS
Can you still game on the £15 GTS 450 in 2017?
 
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How does the £15 ASUS GTS 450 I used in my £50 gaming PC fair in my actual gaming rig? Can my recently refurbished Nvidia GTS 450 1GB actually play any games in 2017? Well to answer this question, I've bench marked it against a few popular titles. Metro Last Light REDUX Tomb Raider (2013) Skyrim SE Battlefield One GTA V The GTS 450 was one of the first mid range DirectX 11 GPU on the market from Nvidia but and can be had for between £15 and £40 My particular version is the ASUS GTS 450 Direct CU with very slight overclocks. The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 GPU: ASUS GTS 450 1GB Motherboard: Gigabyte B85 DS3H-A Ram: 8GB DDR3 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 26310 F7GOS
£100 Hack Job Gaming PC  - Core i3 3220 - GTX 770 - Lenovo Edge 72 Gaming Rig
 
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like most of you I do a lot of my used parts hunting online - or more particularly eBay. And while the convienience of getting something delivered to your door in a few days is great and hassle free, especially when you have other work and fmaily commitments going on in the background and while there are undubtably bargains to be found, its not the be all and end all of used component hunting. The case in point being this Lenovo Edge 72 desktop. This is a tidy little tower which I picked up fairly locally from an advert in the paper. The desktop was listed at £65 and featured 4Gb of DDR3, 500Gb of Storage, a Sandy Bridge Core i3 3220 and had a fresh install of windows 10. The seller had bought the system last year as a basic desktop and recently wanted to turn it into a basic gaming PC. After buying a “used Geforce” graphics card online he said it didn’t work in the system after he bought it and he wanted to sell the old desktop and just buy something new to save hassle. Fair enough So I called him with an offer of £50 and said I could pick it up that evening to which he accepted. When I arrived the PC was set up and working well but before I left, I couldn’t help ask him what he did with the Geforce graphics card. When he told me it was just sitting gathering dust while pointing to a pretty beefy card with a nice ASUS cooler I offered to take it off his hands and give him £60 for the lot figuring that even if the card was indeed blown, the cooler alone would fetch a few quid online. Happy buyer, happy seller. When I got home and cracked open the old desktop I was met with a pretty tidy little setup, no frills here, a Lenovo motherboard with the quoted 4GB Vram only taking up 1 of the 2 dimm slots. Slotting in a stick from my i5 4590 showed the other slot worked fine so we were all good there too Immediately though I could see a problem and one that immediately flagged up that all might not be as described with the Graphics Card - and for once, in a good way! The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core i3 3220 Ram: 4GB DDR3 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Edge 72 Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Views: 8999 F7GOS
Can we revive this GTX 670 - Refurb / Benchmarks / Dead GPU
 
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Hey folks, something that started with that old gunked up GTX 660Ti seems to have spiralled into something a little interesting… A second episode of “can we fix it?!” SO what we have here is another nvidia card and indeed another Nvidia card based on the GK 104 GPU Nvidia GTX 670 which a cut down GTX 680 in May of 2012 and back then it retailed for $399. I’ve talked in other videos about the process of binning a lot on this channel and the GTX 670 is simply a GTX 680 which didn’t quite make the grade. That doesn’t mean it was a bad product though, The CUDA core count dropped down from the 680’s 1,536 to 1,344 (a reduction of 192 cores) , 128 TMUS dropped down by 16 to 112 units and we still get all 32 ROPS and a 2GB GDDR5 Memory buffer on a 256-bit bus. The card at stock boosts to just over 1Ghz and the memory has an effective speed of just over 6Ghz. Sounds great right? I mean the GTX 680 is basically the same as a GTX 770 and the 660TI is still a decent budget performer so we should be able to see some great results with this? In theory … Yes especially in this pre overclocked EVGA SC edtion… In reality… no. This card was actually donated to me from a youtuber called Twistedskinztech who ill link in the description and displays some really strange behaviour. The problem is random crashes immediately when putting the GPU under load we see a temperature spike and immediate crash so something is up. Dialling back the clock speeds in MSI afterburner allows us to get into a game with no issues though but as we ramp the clock speeds back up we eventually can replicate the failure time and time again.. So let's get this reference style cooler off and see if we can find anything… Stripping it back it's a little dusty but nothing untoward. What was more interesting to me was the PCB layout. I’ve mentioned that it is based on the same GK104 GPU as the 680 and the 660Ti but when you see them side by side its pretty difficult to distinguish between the two. .. This including the identically placed cooler holes which got me thinking.. The AMP! Edition cooler is a little overkill for the 660Ti but it might help reduce the temperature spikes on this 670.. Could it be just the blower style cooler is at the end of its life? Well out with the 660Ti and stripping it back now and everything connected up we have this strangely familiar little Hybrid. But will it stop the card blacking out under load? Will I actually be able to benchmark anything .. tune in to find out! Big thanks to TwsitedSkinzTech for sending this Zombified GTX 670 over for me to play with - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnPYtcJ2wtmYCP4nFTKRGpA The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.7Ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H Ram: 8GB DDR3 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ ** As a note my explaination of why I set an aggressive fan curve was not really explained too well... Basically it was trying to load draw as much power into the fans from idle so we don't experience additional power draw when booting up a game... whether it worked or no is another matter!
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ASUS STRIX ROG B350-F GAMING Motherboard Unboxing and Review
 
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Overclockers UK is the number one online gaming computer hardware and system etailer, providing the highest quality parts, full gaming systems and service to gamers for a better experience. Overclockers UK - https://www.overclockers.co.uk/index.php?tap_a=3827-786324&tap_s=196068-5efb0e ASUS STRIX ROG B350-F Gaming Review and Unboxing. The Best B350 Board available? Like a lot of you watching this I tend to shop in the mid market for my pc components. Why? Well its simply where you usually get the best balance of features, performance and price. This is especially true when thinking about AMD’s B350 Chipset. The mid range for Ryzen Motherboards and actually what my current Ryzen 7 build sits in. Another thing you may have noticed is that all the systems whether its the old core 2 quad, the i5 4590 budget gaming rig or the current B350 build, they all use the microATX form factor. And while I love the Micro ATX factor because of its compact size and the fact it generally gives you everything you need, it does fall short sometimes when supplying those additional features you might want. You know the un-needed bells and whistles that help make a build your own. So for a while now I have been looking at jumping up to the ATX form factor and for as long as I can remember the plan was to step up my current ASUS Prime B350M-A matx board to the ATX sized B350-PLUS basically the same board but with better VRM cooling and a few extra ports. That was until I seen the STRIX ROG B350-F. This is a newer board and one which wasn’t available at launch when Ryzen coverage was at its peak... And when looking online for reviews it seems to very much have flown under the radar with the PRIME PLUS taking the lions share of the B350 review space and the Premium X370 version of the STRIX motherboard getting the limelight at the upper end. But once again, curiosity has gotten the better of me and I’d like to introduce you to the STRIX B350-F Gaming Motherboard and show you what you get for your hard earned cash and also what differences there are with this board compared to the Prime Series B350 boards of similar price. Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Need Something smaller? - https://youtu.be/Uca51deMo78
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$20 GTX 470 - Can we fix it and is it worth it in 2017?
 
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Fermi.. the ugliest of Nvidias CUDA enabled GPUs.. is it really that bad though? Well I know looking at this one you will be thinking yes, but underneath all the grime, dust and neglect lies one of 2010's most powerful GPUS. Welcome to the GTX 470. Lets see if we can clean it up and get it running some modern titles. The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.7Ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H Ram: 8GB DDR3 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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GTX 960 2GB vs GTX 960 4GB - Does the Extra VRAM matter?
 
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GTX 960 2GB or 4GB? Does it make any difference in 2018? Well lets see how the GTX 960 4GB compares to the GTX 960 2GB I tested last year... is that extra VRAM going to waste or is the Maxwell GPU being restricted by the 2GB frame buffer? The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.7Ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H Ram: 8GB DDR3 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Can a 2009 HD5850 still play games in 2016? - Battlefield 1 - Skyrim SE
 
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The answer to the question no one asked! Can my recently refurbished HD 5850 1Gb actually play any games in 2016? Well to answer this question, I've bench marked it against a few popular titles. Fallout 4 Skyrim Skyrim SE and yes.. Battlefield 1. The HD5850 was the first mid range DirectX 11 GPU on the market but as you will see, it still packs a punch! So keep watching to see if the Middleweight champion of 2009 can handle the heat 7 years later. The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Pentium G3258 GPU: Radeon HD 5850 1GB Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Ram: 8GB DDR3 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Should you change to low RPM Fans in your Gaming PC?
 
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Hello! Today I've been looking at case fans. In particular if there is any difference when using voltage reduction cables on high performance fans to lower the speed. In my case are 2 Aerocool Shark Fans which run at 1500 RPM... with the voltage reduction cables this reduces to 800 RPM. To do this, Firestrike Extremes Stress test was run to get the GPU kicking out as much heat as possible. Even at the lower speeds, the GPU fans stayed at around 60% and the temperature below 80°c
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Rebuilt My First PC with CORE 2 QUAD / GTX 1050TI / £175 Gaming PC
 
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Hey folks I wanted to bring you something a little different today. Originally my intention was to benchmark My very first gaming PC from 2004 and see how it held up.. Yes, this garish Half LIfe 2 inspired hatchet job was my pride and joy 13 years ago, sporting an AMD Athlon 64 CPU, 1 GB of DDR memory and the legendary 9800Pro - no not the re branded 9800 from Nvidia, this was ATI’s crowning jewel at a time where nvidia were pumping out monstrosities like the FX 5800. Back in the day it tore through games like Half Life 2 and Counter Strike source and was looking not to bad in the behemoth that was crysis until something like this happened. The motherboard - after 13 years of service - decided enough was enough and gave up the ghost. Now at this point there was 2 options, scour online and pay over the odds and see if i can find a working 754 motherboard… or give it the upgrade that I had planned to do over a decade ago and then take that a stage further by installing a modern GPU. Option 2 seemed the best bet and after a hunt on ebay I managed to pick up fully working Intel 2 Quad Motherboard with a nice Q9400 for around about £15, the aging PSU that came with the case in 2004 was next to go and replaced by a corsair VX 450W unit again bought on ebay and barely used for £25. The 4Gb DDR 2 ram and HDD was pillaged from the old HP workstation I used for my £50 PC challenge built but can be had on ebay for a few pounds each. The total cost of components? Around £45. That only leaves the GPU. now we could go old school here. Stick in a GTX 8800 and build a cracking 2006 era PC, but in the spirit of creating something that could be used, I decided to take the advice strewn across most of my GTX 1050Ti videos…. Hundereds of comments telling me that the point of the GTX 1050Ti is that it turns an old or used PC into a viable gaming rig… So lets see what happens, this system is similar in spec to the Q6600 £50 challenge build with many of the pitfalls of building with a prebuilt removed so lets see if this platform is the saving grace to what surely must be the most devicive new GPU currently on sale. Few caveats in this video: 1: The scene where the monitor goes black was not recorded live.. I didn't capture the old Athlon 64 motherboard dying and is there purely for dramatic effect.... by turning off the monitor..Plus, you wouldn't want to see a grown guy look heartbroken at the death of motherboard would you... 2: Footage for GTA V and Fallout 4 are not recorded on the Core 2 Quad. These were recorded using the GTX 1050Ti but I had to record them on the i5 4590 Rig as Ge-force Experience didn't want to play ball when I was bench marking. The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core 2 QUAD Q9400 @ 2.8Ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L Ram: 4GB DDR2 PSU: 450W CORSAIR VX Case: 2004 HL2 Dank Custom Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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The £135 RX 480 - Buying a used / Ex Mining Graphics Card #rx480
 
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An RX 480 for £135? You better believe it... Sounds too good to be true right... lets find out if this ex mining GPU does what it says on the tin Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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GTX 750 1GB  - IS 1GB VRAM ENOUGH IN 2017? £30 $40 GPU
 
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The GTX 750 is legendary with budget gamers.. but is 1GB vram enough in 2017? Today we have a card I bought on a whim…The small and power sipping GTX 750. Now we all know how much of a darling the 750Ti was - offering gamers a great, cost effective way to jump into PC gaming while still dishing out a good helping of FPS along the way. The vanilla 750 in its 2Gb form was also a good buy and still holds up fairly well today. This leads me to the card we have here today.. The 1GB version of the GTX 750. A card which even during its release at the start of 2014 was described as only a 900p card by a lot of online reviewers... not exactly a glowing endorsement. But thats part of the fun and ill be honest here.. For the £32 I paid for it i’ve been pleasantly surprised at the performance. I was initially thinking this video would be a piece on how 1Gb of Video Memory is no where near enough in 2017 - and while its absolutely true that the 2Gb variants are most definitely the ones to go for as you will see the 1Gb variant still managed to eek out some decent results. The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.7Ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H Ram: 8GB DDR3 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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#ASRock #X370 Killer SLI - Almost Perfect? Goodbye #Strix B350-F
 
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Hey Folks, Why are more people not raving on about this – the ASRock Killer SLI X370 Ryzen Motherboard ?! Recently with the controversy surrounding GPP and their being no more ASUS ROG branded products using AMD GPU’s I found myself at a fork in the roads, initially, when building the Ryzen 7 system on the ROG motherboard the plan was to – when the next generation of graphics cards released – get AMD’s next gen graphics card in ROG guise to match the motherboard while still taking advantage of my monitors freesync capabilities. Now that an all AMD / ROG build is out of the equation it made me start to look at other motherboard options… and after the really nice experience I had with the Mini ITX sized ASRock Fatal1ty board it’s left me with one glaring question. Why are more people not raving on about this – the ASRock Killer SLI ?! Music used under free to use. Music by CMAMusic https://soundcloud.com/cma-music
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Revived GTX 660Ti - Is it still relevant in 2017?
 
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Hey folks today we are going to be having a look at the GTX 660Ti - this is the same card which I bought a week or so back with sticking fans, tendency to overheat and shut off and a mis-flashed bios. The card cost me next to nothing but one in good working order on eBay will still set you back around between £50 and £60 or around $60 to $70 so lets see how it hnadles a few games and if its worth it. The 660ti is a curious card. Back in 2012 nVidia had a bit of a problem. Following the launch of the GTX 680 and with the exception of the very budget GTX 640, all GeForce 600 Series of cards were targeting the high end. Where to be fair they were excelling. The trouble was, as is still the case today, that the majority of gamers don't want to or can’t afford to game there. The problem is compounded with production, Nvidia wanted to sell as much GK104 based GTX 670 and 680 cards as they could since these made more profit for them. Production wise, the cost to produce a GTX 640 and a GTX 680 is pretty similar and creating a performance variant suitable for a $300 price tag on one of the smaller GPU variants would mean less production of the much more profitable GK104 GPU. So Nvidia released the GTX 660Ti - a cut down GTX 670 which in itself was a cut down GTX 680. I’ve talked in other videos about the process of binning, which is where silicone which does not quite meet the quality of a top tier product is “binned” down and released as a lower tier product. We see this today with the GTX 1070 and the 1080 and the RX 570 and Rx 580 and it was the same half a decade ago. So with this - and without wanting to sound too inceptiony - cut down version of a cutdown version of a flagship Nvidia had their midrange contender and we got a GPU with 1,344 Cuda Cores, 112 TMUS, 24 ROPS and a 2GB GDDR5 Memory buffer on a 192-bit bus. The card at stock almost boosts to 1Ghz and the memory has an effective speed of just over 6Ghz But how does it fair now? Is it still relevant in 2017 or will that neglected KEPLAR architecture be a hinderance? Lets find out. The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.7Ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H Ram: 8GB DDR3 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Please note, half of the ROTTR footage was recorded on my AMD Ryzen rig after shadowplay failed to record enough footage.
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Should you overclock on the stock cooler?
 
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A follow-up video to the "locking cpu boost" feature. Looking at if you should up the CPU frequency while using the stock cooler.
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Core 2 Quad and XFX RX 480 GTR Black Edition 8GB  - A Great Idea....Right?
 
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Intel's Core 2 Quad series are legendary cpus and at the time, offered unbeatable performance. Unfortunately, that time was over a decade ago. Today we are taking my "rebuilt" 2004 gaming PC and pairing it with the fasted GPU I have on hand - the XFX RX 480 GTR Black Edition 8GB.... This is a good idea...right...? The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 Ram: 4GB DDR2 PSU: 430W Corsair Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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ASUS PRIME B350M-A UNBOXING AND OVERVIEW
 
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UNBOXING AND OVERVIEW: ASUS PRIME B350M-A Motherboard. For the new Ryzen system I went with the "available option" the ASUS Prime mATX board. Need something smaller? Try this - https://youtu.be/Uca51deMo78 The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: RYZEN R7 1700 Motherboard: ASUS PRIME B350M-A Ram: 8GB CORSAIR DDR4 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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GTX 1050Ti vs GTX 960 - A WORTHY SUCCESSOR?
 
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So with its recent price drop, does the GTX 1050Ti now make sense? How does it stack up against the card it replaced the GTX 960? This Gigabyte GTX 1050Ti can be picked up new online for around about £130 so does it start to make sense at this lower price point? The ZOTAC GTX 960 we have here today can be had for under £75 For the budget conscious gamer, both can appear appealing, one is the definitive word in low power high performance, and one is the king of the budget end from the previous generation... does it still stack up?? The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.7Ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H Ram: 8GB DDR3 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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GTX #1050TI VS GTX 960 4GB - 4GB GPU SHOWDOWN #gtx960
 
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4gb BUDGET GPU SHOWDOWN - GTX 960 4GB VS GTX 1050TI 4GB If you seen my last upload you will know that I recently snapped up a nice little GTX 960 4GB. The OC edition from Gigabyte to be precise and well it managed to handily surpass the performance I had previously seen when testing the GTX 960 in its 2GB Guise. I always felt a little bit disappointed by that test and with the performance seen on other Maxwell cards like the 970 and the 980Ti which I use on a daily basis the feeling that there was more to the GM206 GPU than I had previously seen was always in the back of my mind. So here we are, the start of a new year and what better way to kick things off by putting it up against what has really became the stalwart go to budget card since its release at the end of 2016... the GTX 1050Ti The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.7Ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H Ram: 8GB DDR3 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Why you need a SSD in your Budget Build - SILICON POWER A55 Benchmarks
 
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Why you need an SSD So you’ve just cobled together the ultimate budget used parts gaming pc? Using the parts from an OEM Desktop, be it DELL, HP, Lenovo or any other pre-built manufacturer is a great way to get all the parts you need for a budget system at a really low price, but there is always one thing that they seem to lack. And that's a Solid State Drive or SSD for short Now I know that SSD’s can be a hard sell especially if your budget is very tight but I’m going to try and change that perspective with this - a value oriented SSD. This one here is from Silicone Power a reasonably priced Budget 120GB SSD which at the moment can be had on Amazon in the US for around $32 and here in the UK at £39 - again from amazon. This system is now in a configuration which when you boil it down, is basically an OEM System with a GTX 1050Ti plugged in. That means Core i3, 8GB DDR3 and a 500GB Mechanical Hard Drive with a clean installation of windows 10 and the latest system drivers and is basically what you would get by buying any one of the plethora of refurbished office desktops on ebay and slotting in an appropriate GPU. So we are going to run a few tests today to try and show the difference in the real world between the use of an SSD and supplied Mechanical HDD on an older budget oriented gaming system as both a boot drive and what effect it has when running games - and there is an effect in some titles! So lets get cracking and see why you should definetly have even a budget SSD on your radar when piecing together a system based around an older, refurbished desktop https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00WMK89S6/ref=twister_B07CX1K7R4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.overclockers.co.uk/silicon-power-120gb-2.5-sata-6gb-s-solid-state-hard-drive-sp120gbss3s55s25-hd-02a-ok.html Music used under free to use. Music by CMAMusic https://soundcloud.com/cma-music
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How to clean Reference style Graphics Card - HD 6970 Refurbishment
 
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Blower Style GPU coolers are often seen in the first batch of OEM or Reference GPUS and often in limited quantities. I decided I wanted to try one out and step 1 is to refurbish. The GPU is a $40 Radeon HD-6970 and had never been opened prior to me buying it. Meaning lots of Dust and ineffective thermal paste (more like cement!) I've made this little how to to document how to refurbish and clean a Blower Style GPU It is a little but more complicated than when you refurb a card with the open style cooler, but the results are good, the temps will be lower and fans less noisy. If you have a reference style cooler on your GPU and its a few years old, i'm sure it will appreciate it greatly! Music by Kevin MacLeod Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Ryzen 7 Build: RAIJINTEK STYX Review - Amazing Micro ATX Case
 
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The Blurb from Raijintek states the following "NEW HIGH END HARDWARE FOR EVERYBODY, GREAT DESIGN, GOOD AIRFLOW, HIGH END GAMING AND DESIGN CHASSIS - STYX, BETTER THAN ANY OTHER" ... But is it? lets find out... For that last 9 months or so, my main build has been in a budget mATX Case.. which was fine when the CPU was a G3258 but now my main rig consists of the Ryzen 7 1700 and a RX 480, its just not cutting the mustard and is well, just a little boring, looks a little cheap and well, its just lacking that special something ENTER THE STYX mATX case from Raijintek. So what do you get for your money from an aesthetic standpoint? Well the build quality is very nice overall for a £70 aluminium case, panel alignment is spot on and the thick front panel is a real highlight and feels much more premium than its price suggests; the side panels while being constructed from thinner aluminium still feel fairly sturdy with little to no flex unlike most thin steel chassis. Building in it while obviously more constrained than larger matx cases was incredibly satisfying, everything has its place, and if you plan ahead, building is a breeze. I honestly cannot recommend this case highly enough, its compact, the quality is super high and my still mind is still boggling at how much you can cram into it! Specifications Dimensions 210mm x 360mm x 335mm (W x D x H) Material Aluminium + steel Available colours Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Red, Green Weight 3.8kg Front panel Power, 2 x USB 3, stereo, microphone Drive bays 1 x slimline optical, 3 x 3.5" / 2.5", 2 x 2.5" Form factor: Micro-ATX & mini-ITX Cooling 1 x 120mm rear fan mount (fan included), 2 x 120mm roof fan mounts, 2 x 120mm side bracket fan mounts (fans not included), 1 x bottom 120mm fan mount (fan not included) CPU cooler clearance 180mm Maximum graphics card length 280mm https://www.overclockers.co.uk/search?sSearch=STYX https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=Raijintek+STYX&N=-1&isNodeId=1 The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 GPU: XFX Rx 480 GTR Black Edition 8GB Motherboard: Asus Prime B350M-A Ram: 8GB DDR4 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: RAIJINTEK STYX Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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The Nvidia 8800 GTX - The Dethroned King?
 
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So after watching RandomGaminginHDs recent 8800 GTS video I was a little confused. I had just finished making a look back video of my trusty old 8800 GTX and using broadly similar hardware, the GTS card benched pretty much identically! Now, I had always thought the GTX was "the daddy" so I decided to re-do the video to see what was going on. I would recommend you watch RGinHDs quick look at the 8800 GTS 512 as it will make a few of the things I reference a little clearer. https://youtu.be/1LH6T9VGNGU Looking back at the 8800 GTX in isolation though, its clear to see why this car was loved by so many folks, the daddy of CUDA was such a strong performer for the time. The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.7Ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H Ram: 8GB DDR3 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Corsair TX 650M Gold Power Supply Unboxing and PSU Review
 
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Coming to you from my half furnished garage office, I have the task of trying to make a Power Supply sound interesting..we are going to be taking a look at a nice, reasonably priced, semi modular and gold rated power supply from Corsair. This is 2017’s refreshed TX line. The one in particular I have here is the TX650M which is a 650W power supply but they do come in other variants up to 850W and all come with a nice 7 year warranty. now this shouldn't be confused for the old TX power supply which had a sort of like little yellow the orange e bits on the sticker because that was only a bronze rated power supply and it didn't come with as this one does hundred percent Japanese hundred and five degrees rated capacitors which is what most consider higher teir when it comes to choosing you PSU. This new TX also features a variable fan which will spin right down when it's not running very hot. Speaking of heat, its maybe not something that I will have to contend with in scotland.. But it is rated to run at 100% at a toasty server esq 50°c so for those of you with poor airflow or in hotter climates it could be a selling point for you! Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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£35 Thermaltake Core V1 Snow - Amazing ITX Case Tiny Price
 
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Hey folks, If you caught my video last week about the ASRock Fatal1ty X370 ITX Motherboard you will know I’ve pretty much fallen for the ITX formfactor. It’s currently nestled into my Raijintek STYX case and while its certainly a compact option, it is really designed for Micro ATX boards. The little Fatal1ty board deserved something that was build from the ground up to take advantage of its tiny size and performance potential and that’s where Thermaltake comes in with their Core V1 Snow chassis. And its one Hot case at a very cool price (£35) Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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DREVO BLADEMASTER TE - Only £80... And worth every penny!
 
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Hey Folks, I love and my daily driver Tyrfing V2… and today its getting replaced by this hotly anticipated new offering, the Blademaster TE.. this review has been a long time coming, Way back when I reviewed the Tyrfing V2 Keyboard from Drevo, they mentioned that they were working on a new product called the blademaster… Drevo have been around a few years now, and I have been using various keyboards from them in home and office settings since their very early offerings. In the closing of my Tyrfing V2 review I ended by saying that I see a bright future if they keep creating high quality products and kept pricing them competitively and the Blademaster is the latest keyboard to do just that. Today I have the Blademaster TE, the lower cost cabled edition so lets see what we get with this retail sample.. £80 on amazon... turns out its a bit of a bargain! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOEXaAhFgwA&t=383s https://www.amazon.co.uk/DREVO-BladeMaster-Layout-Mechanical-Keyboard-88K-UK/dp/B07H3R13BN Music used under free to use. Music by CMAMusic https://soundcloud.com/cma-music
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£50 Gaming PC / Q6600 / GTS 450 / Can you game on a £50 $60 PC?
 
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Can you build a PC that plays some of the latest games for £50? A week or so ago, a user called Incylist got in touch asking if I would be interested in doing a £50 PC challenge.. You all know how I love old tech so how could I turn it down? But can a £50 PC actually do anything? Well I've tested Crysis 3, Fallout 4, Battlefield One and GTA V to find out. The total cost was just under £50 or around $60 at current rates. The Final Build consists of: Q6600 CPU Nvidia GTS 450 1GB 6GB DDR2 Ram Windows 7 Ok.. so its not going to blow anyone's socks off.. but with the frame rates and settings used as well as the low cost, its a great way to enter into PC gaming and get to know what everything is without spending a lot of money. There are a few drawbacks of my particular system which ill cover in another video. But If it interests you, keep looking for the bargains - patience is key! INCYLIST YT: https://youtu.be/Wi8OsK0gx3I *** The Gameplay footage is not captured on the system, although the games were playable, asking the Q6600 to record at the same time led to far too low res or choppy videos *** Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Raijintek Coeus Elite -  Beautiful + Different Tempered Glass Micro ATX Case
 
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Hey folks, today we are taking a look at what I think is one of the more interesting micro ATX cases to come out over that last 12 months. The Raijintek Coeus. Named after the greek titan of the same name, fabled for his questioning mind this case fits in well with that name. In its EVO form which supports upto EATX boards, its certainly a titan. This scaled down micro ATX version keeps all the same features as its larger sibling, just in a much more compact form factor. So what makes this case different from the slew of cases on the market? Well It has to be the glass… glasss everywhere. Both the sides, the front panel and the top are tempered glass but unlike air starved cases which plagued 2017, the coeus actually has the glass offset from the frame. This gap which comes in around 8mm means that airflow is actually rather good. Obviously it's not a match for a pure mesh front but if you really need the front panel open, 4 screws will see to that. Like most Raijintek cases, everything is removable too, from the foot / handle assemblies to the panels, everything is screwed in, meaning that if modding is your thing then this could be a great base for that. The Elite comes with 3 IRIS 12 white fans which doe a nice job of illuminating the insides… they also look very similar to the recently released Orcus AIO but dont have the RGB elements. The front panel comes with 2 3.5mm audio jacks for microphone and headphone and we also get 2 USB 3 ports as well as 1 USB type C which is nice to see. Inside the case we actually have a fairly roomy chassis with a standard layout. There are SSD mounts on the back with toolless mounting and an HDD sled assembly hidden under the power supply shroud. On the topic of the power supply shroud, I really like it. Its simple and the mesh dust filter on top is magnetic which means you dont have to remove the whole shroud to clean it or if you need to get to a PSU cable as you add components to your system. A simple but really nice inclusion… Modularity, simplicity and unique design ques are the order of the day with the coeus, but how is it to build in... Guess you need to watch to find out! Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Is this HD 7870 XT (HD 7930) worth it? - £50 BARGAIN TAHITI LE GPU
 
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When is an HD 7870 Not a 7870? Well when it should have been branded an HD 7930 of course. Today we are taking a look at one of the more unique offerings from AMD’s 1st generation GCN architecture THE HD 7870 XT, a card which I paid £50 for… and its a little bit of a bargain...if you can find one! Now i have, in previous videos covered the Radeon HD 7870 and its namesake the R9 270X & 370X which were based on the same Pitcairn GPU as is found in Sonys Playstation 4. Today the pitcairn GPU still puts up a good fight and in my opinion is still worth considering if you are on the hunt for a used graphics card. But it still pales in comparison to its bigger brother the Tahiti based HD 7970, the poster child for fine-wine technology across subreddits worldwide. So when at the tail end of 2012 AMD released an XT variant of the 7870 to supersede the already well recieved Ghz Edition to combat Nvidias Keplar based GTX 670 there was a little confusion when checking out the specs. No longer Pitcairn based, the XT was now based on the Tahiti GPU, just like the HD 7970 and HD 7950. But with further reduction in Shader cores and memory bus. Basically, if any GPUS didn’t make the grade of the Tahiti XT (in the 7970) or the Tahiti Pro (7950) they could be used as a Tahiti LE (HD 7930 sorry HD 7870 XT) Confused? Well dont be. Moving away from its convoluted birth, the 7870 XT was a good step up from the old 7870 with 1536 shader cores and 96 ROPS which was up from 1280 and 80 on the old Ghz Edition Card while still retaining a 2Gb Frame buffer on a 256-bit bus. Memory Clock speed also got a boost, with the frequency being raised by 300Mhz giving an effective speed of 6Ghz compared with the 4.8Ghz of the Pitcairn based cads. Core Clock speeds were shipped slightly lower than the GHz Edition with the boost clock “only” coming in at 975Mhz on max boost, but since the card based on the Tahiti GPU and featured less cores, this meant that overclocking was the order of the day. For this CLub 3d “JOKER” card the boost clocks could be raised considerably up to 1.2Ghz and the memory to an effective speed of 6.4Ghz. The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.7Ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H Ram: 8GB DDR3 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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GTX 970 vs GTX 1050Ti in 2018 - Has it improved over time? #GTX1050ti #GTX970
 
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About 18 months ago I managed to snag a GTX 970 for under £135… at the time I had just bought a GTX 1050Ti for around the same price and pit them against each other with the conclusion that a used 970 was by far and away the better option. Offering performance similar to what - at the time at least - was the price to performance king, the RX 470, but at a price in line with what a new 1050ti would cost. But that was 18 months ago and benchmarked using the then very immature Ryzen Platform. So let's see how these two Graphics Cards fare at the end of 2018 by putting them into the 6 Core, 12 Thread XEON Test station which is running the latest Windows update and latest Nvidia drivers as well as 32GB of Ram. Is the GTX 970 still a good buy? Has driver revisions narrowed the gap at all? ...And who exactly is the 1050TI for anyway?! Lets find out.. Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ **** Note, in the video I mentioned the GTX 970 at stock boosted to 1400+ MHz. This was an error and after checking the data the boost actually settles in around 1,345 Mhz at stock ***
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COLDZERO GPU BACKPLATE REVIEW - XFX R9 380X - Cost effective route to PCMR Bliss?
 
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Hey Folks, Its going to come as no surprise to you that I love an older GPU, sure in now rocking a lovely MSI RX 580 Gaming X with a gorgeous Twin Frozr 6 cooler but snagging something older on gumtree, ebay or through private listings still gets me excited. Like this R9 380X Black Edition from XFX ...which would have been a very nice mid range card on release… the thing is though.. Once you get a taste for newer cards, especially when you have a tempered glass side panel on your case, you start to get used to the bells and whistles on graphics card like LED’s and in particular a nice clean back plate And thats one area where having an older card really is obvious. I love seeing a card with a back plate, it just cleans up the whole look of the card when in your case and while the benefits of having one could be debated till the cows come home - I always take it as purely aesthetic - it does give your graphics card a nice clean look. So what should you do if like me you have an older graphics card which never came with a back plate but really want that clean and high end look? Well you could always turn to ColdZero. https://www.coldzero.eu/5-gpu-backplates Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Radeon R9 285 Refurb - Fixing this overheating card with ECC & WD-40
 
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Hey folks, you really have to feel a little sorry for the R9 285. It’s a graphics card which frequently features in a lot of “worst gpu” lists and it was always something I could never quite get my head around.. as ever curiosity got the better of me so today we will be taking a look at this MSI R9 285 2GB which I bought back in 2017 for around £40 in an online auction… It overheats, is a little more than messy but I think there is more to the 285 than it gets credit for. what we have here is an MSI “gaming” branded R9 285 2GB. £42 on ebay last year with a minor overheating problem at full load. So before we can see if the R9 285 is actually any good we will have to strip it down and see what's going on. Early testing showed that only one fan was spinning up and since both fans are controlled by the same 4 pin header this is pointing to a burnt out fan - with the other one likely to follow soon. So lets strip it back, see if we can fix it... and take a leaf out of the "YES" mans book and douse it in chemicals! also, apologies for some of the video editing, had to go back to and old... old.. old DSLR this week! Normal videos to resume soon! Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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GTX 970 vs RX 570 vs RX 470 -  Does #Polaris stack up against #Maxwell -  GTX 1050Ti killers
 
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Hey folks, a few things have happened over the last couple of weeks, or more specifically since I uploaded my GTX 970 vs GTX 1050Ti video. Firstly, the comment section in that video was filled with some of you standing firm on the side of the gtx 970 and others standing by the rx 470 and then shortly after the video was released suggesting the 970 was a good used alternative to a new Rx 470, AMD goes ahead and releases their Polaris Refresh along with a shiney new replacement for the 470… Ok so maybe its not really “new” per-se being a simple rebrand. But the fact taking advantage to better manufacturing processes to increase the clock speed did give me an idea. Like most of you, we knew the RX 570 was incoming and even had one on pre-order at the request of the same guy who kindly let me build and bench his R5 1400 PC. So sitting here now we have my GTX 970, His RX 570 .. and well it would be just plain rude to not put these cards head to head.. This is one test that I have no idea what the outcome will be! So let's run through a series of tests and see if we can shed some light on this GPU battleground. We will be running these tests on the R7 1700 overclocked to 3.7Ghz with 8Gb DDR4 ram. The benchmarks for the GTX 970 have been re-run since the video pitting it against the 1050Ti since there have been numerous system and bios updates over the last couple of weeks and we wanted to push the settings a little higher. Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ CPU: RYZEN 7 1700 MOBO: ASUS PRIME B350M-A RAM: 8GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR4
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Ryzen 5 1400 - Does the cheapest RYZEN 5 make sense?
 
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Welcome folks! First off, apologies for not uploading last week.. its been a hectic week at work and secondly apologies for recording with the cold... but with that out of the way, today we are going to be looking at the cheapest CPU currently available in the Ryzen 5 range. Im talking about the £165 R5 1400. If you have watched any of the other videos on this channel, you will know that I have been impressed by my Ryzen 7 setup but realistically, the mid to lower range is where most people buy or build PC’s and in order to make a dent in intels CPU dominance, the Ryzen 5 range is perhaps entering the the most important battleground. The R5 range features both 4 and 6 core unlocked processors with either 8 or 12 threads respectively and when we take a look at the competition we can see just how these AMD chips stack up in comparison. Pricewise from the blue team we are looking at a locked core i5 7400 which has 4 cores, 4 threads and runs at 3.0Ghz with a max 4 core boost of 3.3Ghz or something along the lines of the unlocked core i3 7350K which has 2 cores and 4 threads and has very impressive headroom for overclocking… a spiritual successor to my old Pentium G3258 in most ways apart from price! So on paper at least this chip has a lot to offer, the 1400 with its 8 available threads and 8Mb L3 Cache should make light work of any multitasking or mild productivity use but with the AM4 platform still in its infancy and it only being in the last few weeks that games have been getting ryzen specific updates, gaming performance was not quite where it could be at launch. So lets see how this baby R5 1400 gets on in a few benchmarks and see how it compares to my own R7 1700. Ill give you a hint, its impressive.. and I'm actually gutted I'm using this CPU for someone elses build! If you are not looking to buy a super high end GPU, the R5 1400 could be perfect for you! The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Ryzen 5 1400 Motherboard: ASUS PRIME B350M-A RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengance DDR4 GPU: MSI GTX 970 Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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FARCRY 5 - DOES A RYZEN 3 1200 BOTTLENECK A GTX 1080?
 
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Can Far Cry 5 use more that 4 Thread? Is a 16 Thread CPU overkill? and is it wide to pair a Ryzen 3 with a GTX 1080? Hey folks, A few weeks back we took a look at FC5 CPU utilisation using a few Ryzen CPUs and a Mid range RX 580 8GB. From the lowly 4 threads on offer from the Ryzen 3 line to the Higher core count 16 threaded goodness offered up from the Ryzen 7 two things were abundantly clear. Firstly Far Cry 5 in comparison to some other games generally used the CPU very well with load being pretty evenly distributed across all cores and threads even when we went up to the 16 threads of the Ryzen 7. Secondly, as a lot of you were right to point out, using a mid range card like the RX 580 does mean that we are GPU bound in most scenarios which was proven when even the difference between running the game on a 4 threaded ryzen 3 returned pretty much exactly the same results as doing so with the Ryzen 7 give or take a couple of percent. So FC5 with a Budget Ryzen 3 and a RX 580 class GPU is a good match, pushing both components hard. But what if we turned the GPU up a notch - or two. Say hello to the Palit GTX 1080 GameRock. A behemoth of a card with a 2.5 slot cooler design, big fans and a boost clock that settles in at 1.95Ghz out of the box.Compared to the RX 580 this is very much a step up. So can the little Ryzen 3 with its 4 cores and 4 threads keep this hungry beast fed? ...And yes... I am ill today.. and not in a cool Beastie Boys kinda way. Music used under free to use. Music by CMAMusic https://soundcloud.com/cma-music Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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FREE COMPONENTS FROM THE DUMP  / 2 GPUS, 1 CPU / Dumpster Find
 
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So picture this... Regular weekend and you head off to the dump after tidying up your garage… then in the walk in electrical waste container you spy something.. A windowed PC Case… battered bruised. Next to it a few other desktops, opened up cooler missing but components still in there.. So I did what any self proclaimed PC nerd would do… ask the guy if - hypothetically speaking of course - it would be wrong for someone to dismantle a few items in the container. He then told me he thought it was time for a tea break and he would be back in 5 minutes.. I took that as blessing and a time limit for some treasure hunting so whipped out the screwdriver from the boot of the car and set about sorting through the piles of discarded electronics.. In the end I came away with 3 items, 2 of them graphics cards on one CPU.. Now I’ve a fairly good idea what the larger of the two cards is - remembering seeing it in magazines about a decade ago, but with no stickers on it, im not 100% sure. Likewise the CPU is covered in thermal paste and the small, passively cooled GPU has no immediately identifiable labelling on it either… So I thought it would be a crying shame not to clean these up for you lot and see what we have managed to get for the total sum of zilch.. I know I'm Scottish and we all love a bargain.. But if there's one thing that's better than a bargain.., its a freebie… The PC we are running the game on consists of the following: CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.7Ghz Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H Ram: 8GB DDR3 PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ White Case: Corsair 88R Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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My GPU Journey so far: Wheelin' & Dealin' Buying and selling used graphics cards
 
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One thing I’ve always enjoyed doing is trading, be it dipping my toe into cars, to old tech to .. well just anything. Snagging something at a good price be it used or broken, fixing it up and selling it on is just enjoyable to me. Especially in the later case when you take something the someone deems has very little value and you spend time making it good again. It is time consuming though and naturally since starting this channel at the tail end of 2016 a lot of the things that have came and went have been tech related. Now im not going to pretend that I still have a lovely stack of GPU’s like you will see in large tech channels and while I am always on the look out for a bargain or interesting card to use for the channel there's generally no more than 3 or 4 in my possession at one time. Which If you look back through some of the videos means that a lot of buying and selling has went on as in the last 8 months alone there have been over a dozen or so cards reviewed. So what things have I learned about buying and selling online? Keep watching to find out and to see which cards have came and went since starting this channel at the end of 2016. Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100289 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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