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Custom PC UK April 2018

Custom PC is the UK’s best-selling magazine for PC hardware, overclocking, gaming and modding. Every month, Custom PC is packed with in-depth hardware reviews, step-by-step photo guides and informative features, all with a focus on tinkering with your computer’s insides. Along the way, you’ll also find hard-hitting tech opinion, game reviews and all manner of computer hobbyism goodness, from small Pi projects to extreme PC mods.

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3 min.
is it worth buying a new gpu now?

It’s a remarkably good impression of the south-east England housing market I’ve marked the first weekend in February as‘busy’ in my calendar. It’s not because I have family coming to visit, or because I have an exciting city break. Nope, I’m planning to rebuild my PC. For some people, that would just mean swapping over a few components, but for me (and I suspect many other CPC readers), it means several hours of scrubbing the insides of waterblocks with a toothbrush, fighting with compression fittings, flushing various fluids through tubes and then leaving the finished machine to leak-test for 24 hours. I love having a water-cooled PC, but the process of assembling it isn’t half a faff, especially if you’re planning to reuse some of the parts from your last PC –…

3 min.
intel’s 10nm cpus go missing in action

This delay could damage Intel after five years of shipping 14nm products The recent CES trade show in Las Vegas showcased polar differences between Intel and AMD. Intel’s event showed off research-grade or attention-grabbing topics, such as quantum computing, autonomous drones and AI, but lacked any news of actual products it intends to sell. When its CEO was asked about its delayed 10nm products, he claimed it was already shipping some. That’s technically true – it shipped a single 10nm product on 31 December 2017: a dual-core CPU with no graphics that runs at 2GHz. It’s not a product that anyone will actually buy. When asked for the latest CPU roadmaps, which Intel has proactively shared in the past, Intel declined to give any away. That’s extremely unusual behaviour for Intel, and it’s…

5 min.
gaming disorder?

It sounds stupid, given there are billions of gamers across the world who just have a hobby with no ill effects It finally happened. Gaming addiction is a real thing. Or at least that’s the impression you’d get if you just scanned the headlines. The facts are a little different, but not necessarily better. The World Health Organisation, the body responsible for declaring what is or isn’t a disease as new research crops up (and sometimes recommending the treatment), has proposed ‘Gaming Disorder’ for the June 2018 edition of the International Classification of Diseases. Gaming disorder. It sounds stupid, given there are billions of gamers across the world who just have a hobby with no ill effects. That enough of them are ruining their lives because of video games to justify a…

6 min.

NZXT enters motherboard arena After making a big impact in the PC enthusiast scene with its cases and coolers, NZXT has now taken an unusual step and announced its very first motherboard. The N7 Z370 is specifically designed to help you colour-coordinate your PC without having to look at the solder points and traces on your motherboard. An all-metal cover conceals the PCB beneath it, and is available in black and white to match your case. Meanwhile, heatsink covers are available in glossy blue, red and purple, as well as matt black and white, to coordinate colours, especially with NZXT’s cases, which often have solid blocks of colour against black or white. The motherboard also features a built-in digital GRID+ V3 fan controller and integrated HUE+ RGB lighting, all of which is supported…

4 min.

Which fan header? Many thanks for the build article in Issue 173. There were a few issues though. Firstly, there was no mention of memory installation. It would have been good to know that the left side of the memory slots do not pop open on this motherboard. No instructions for applying thermal paste either. Also, putting the water-cooling fan cables in the position you suggest produces a CPU fan error at POST. Putting the fan cable into the socket actually marked CPU fan header, further over to the left, works. Now, for the pump cable it would be really good to know what difference between plugging it into a fan header as you suggest, or into WPUMP+ or AIOPump? They seem to all do same, but at least in the case of the…

2 min.
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DominicNeagle Hiya, quick question – is there an Android app for subscribers of your mag to be able to view their digital editions in? I noticed PixelMags only seem to offer an iOS app. Thanks. Ben: The official subscription offered in the magazine subs ad, and on the website, is only for iOS, but there are ways to get the mag on Android as well. The easiest way is simply to subscribe to it on the Google Play Newsstand store. Another option is to subscribe through Zinio (www.zinio.com), which has an Android app. Jason_R_Wagner This issue of @ CustomPCMag couldn’t be better timed – my current machine is painfully slow & I’ve been wanting to build a mini-ITX machine for years, geek-on Ben: Awesome – enjoy your new mini rig! QwertyDesignUK Nice to see…