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  1. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: This is an oddity for any folks who (like me)...

    This is an oddity for any folks who (like me) like a bit of TrainSim but are scared by the DLC costs...

    Gamersgate have a sale on some TrainSim DLCs - nothing spectacular but a few things of note...
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    It's possible your Windows Install problem is...

    It's possible your Windows Install problem is purely down to the SSD not being plugged-in to the same socket on the board as before - it's easy to mix that up and it matters.

    As I said earlier,...
  3. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: The GMG/CDPr thing is a mess of half-baked...

    The GMG/CDPr thing is a mess of half-baked reporting and careful use of language on EVERYONE's behalf.

    Let's apply some logic. Wherever GMG got their keys, they originated with CDPr because ALL...
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    Bluestacks has an annoying "ads or register and...

    Bluestacks has an annoying "ads or register and pay" business model which is enough reason not to use it BEFORE you play the games Android has to offer ;0

    That said - some Android versions of PC...
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    Try switching the cables you're using with the...

    Try switching the cables you're using with the SSD/HDDs (or try new ones)

    I'd say try different mobo sockets for the drives but you can't do that with a Windows 7-or-later Boot drive IIRC (they...
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    There's no danger of damaging components with...

    There's no danger of damaging components with portable compressed air - if they broke under that level of force, you'd not be moving your PC ever-again (you are trying to blow-out light dust, not...
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    Compressed Air in cans is often rubbish (firing...

    Compressed Air in cans is often rubbish (firing more propellant than air) but the portable compressors are $50 which isn't 'cheap' in my book ;0

    I echo the "remove EVERYTHING and reconnect things...
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    Everything can fail - CDRs, DVDRs, HDDs etc. all...

    Everything can fail - CDRs, DVDRs, HDDs etc. all have failure points - which is why you have a lot of copies.

    I have 90s CDRs which have changed colour/gone misty etc. and they still read OK - I...
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    I'll field the topic of CD/DVD 'life' if I may. ...

    I'll field the topic of CD/DVD 'life' if I may.

    I've been using writable CDs since they were made available (at massive cost) so I have a plethora of discs written over the period of 18+ years and...
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    Don't forget online backup too - it's easy and...

    Don't forget online backup too - it's easy and cheap (mostly free) and it's "relatively" safe.

    Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive et al - Google don't even charge for storing unlimited 'high quality'...
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    Glad you seem to have a solution? Now actually...

    Glad you seem to have a solution?

    Now actually properly backup your photos - HDDs are NOT good places to backup things (too fragile by far) and it's not a backup until you have at least THREE...
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    On the cables question. One plug is for the...

    On the cables question.

    One plug is for the keyboard itself, it obviously needs power (for the lighting etc.) but I'd say USB 3.0 was a waste (unless you've nothing else) so use a 2.0 which has...
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    On the speed thing - if you're looking to 'max...

    On the speed thing - if you're looking to 'max out' your connection speed, you're gonna struggle with almost all the VPNs - overhead plus contention = speed loss.

    As the OP was asking about iPhone...
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    Private Internet Access claims 'no logging', has...

    Private Internet Access claims 'no logging', has been 100% reliable and speedy enough (about 75% of what I'd have without it) and seems to be well regarded - whether $40 a year is "inexpensive" I'll...
  15. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: Bear-in-mind that's the community full of...

    Bear-in-mind that's the community full of free-loader newbs and people jaded with the game who think the free play might bring-in some new meat...
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    I suspect that if you just choose games you're...

    I suspect that if you just choose games you're REALLY interested in/knowledgeable about and which you enjoy, you'll find that you'll not only "define your own niche genre" but that you'll find an...
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    I've always believed you cannot 'review' a...

    I've always believed you cannot 'review' a multiplayer game because they change so much and it's all about the people you play with - so (and this is just one thought) there is the option to do...
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    I think it's wrong to say most public WiFi is...

    I think it's wrong to say most public WiFi is "insecure" - almost all the public WiFi I've seen uses some sort of security to limit access BUT once you have that access, you're part of a LAN and you...
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    I'm going to say it - I think written reviews are...

    I'm going to say it - I think written reviews are going extinct and you should only do them if you really enjoy doing them, purely for the fun of doing them!

    Take this place - reviews make up a...
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    Not really the best place to ask (a PC gaming...

    Not really the best place to ask (a PC gaming forum!!) but I'll share what I know

    Firstly, public WiFi is mostly quite secure - it's in their interest for this to be the case because they don't...
  21. Isn't this mobo one which has POST LEDs - QKeys...

    Isn't this mobo one which has POST LEDs - QKeys or QCodes or something like that?

    I know it's against the basics of manly manskills to read the manual but I think it may point you to whether the...
  22. My debugging approach would be to remove the GPU...

    My debugging approach would be to remove the GPU - work with the onboard only - and

    1 - check that the right input is selected on the monitor - not all monitors auto-sense, some have to be...
  23. People often talk about 'professional reviewers'...

    People often talk about 'professional reviewers' and there's those weird people who write Steam Reviews as-if they just got a job for Zzap 64 - reviews which NO-ONE will read.

    The idea of Steam...
  24. I thought I'd wake this with a decent example of...

    I thought I'd wake this with a decent example of how this system can be a bit misleading

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/575920#app_reviews_hash

    That game has 3 Reviews "Positive" (all 3...
  25. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: I quote enjoyed my 20 mins with it - seems like...

    I quote enjoyed my 20 mins with it - seems like an interesting world to explore BUT BUT BUT the voice barks were driving me insane - seriously, who the hell records all that nonsense AND decides that...
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