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Custom PC UK

July 2019

To provide the ultimate magazine for PC enthusiasts with a passion for performance hardware and customisation, delivered with wit, style and authority.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Raspberry Pi
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sweet dreams

Just look at that cover. In fact, don’t just look at it, run your fingers over it and feel it. Isn’t that spot gloss exquisite? More to the point, isn’t Antony Leather’s dream PC build a beauty? If you fancy having a go at building your own dream PC, then turn to p76 to find out what’s involved, from inspiration and planning through to cutting and painting.Other highlights in this issue include a dive into the technology that makes LCD monitors tick (see p88), as well as a full exploration of the £200-£300 graphics card market (see p42), comparing old and new GPUs to find the sweet spots.This issue also sees us introducing a few changes to Custom PC. Firstly, you’ll no doubt have noticed that, in addition to…

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custom pc uk

EDITORIAL EDITOR Ben Hardwidge ben.hardwidge@raspberrypi.org FEATURES EDITOR Edward Chester edward.chester@raspberrypi.org MODDING EDITOR Antony Leather GAMES EDITOR Rick Lane CONTRIBUTORS Gareth Halfacree, James Gorbold, Mike Jennings, Phil Hartup, Richard Swinburne, Tracy King PRODUCTION EDITOR Julie Birrell SUB EDITORS Phil King, Velimir Ilic PHOTOGRAPHY Antony Leather, Brian O’Halloran, Fiacre Muller, Gareth Halfacree PUBLISHING PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Russell Barnes russell@raspberrypi.org DESIGN criticalmedia.co.uk HEAD OF DESIGN Lee Allen DESIGNERS Sam Ribbits, Harriet Knight COMMERCIAL & ADVERTISING ADVERTISING Charlotte Milligan charlotte.milligan@raspberrypi.org +44 (0)7725 368887…

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what google stadia got wrong

What started out as Project Stream became Google Stadia at GDC 2019. This game streaming service is a bit like Netflix for games, meaning you only need an app and a controller to play, and the game itself is rendered and streamed from a Cloud server. Rather than launching the service, the big reveal actually turned out to be a teaser ahead of the real launch later this year. While regular readers of my column will know I expect to see several game streaming services arriving over time, Google Stadia probably won’t last the course.At the launch, Google compared Stadia to the PS4 Pro and Xbox One, claiming a performance leadership with ‘10.7 TFLOPs of GPU performance’, while also ignoring PC gamers in the process. The problem began here:…

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dubious authority

Authority is strange. There’s a common perception that one sort of authority equals another (for example, a doctor might be considered an authority in their field of medicine, and also a moral authority because they’ve dedicated their lives to helping people). It can hold true – although there are plenty of exceptions – but what happens when someone has authority that they didn’t get by being an expert on anything? In this case, I’m talking specifically about Prince Harry.Harry used to be the rebellious royal, dressing as a Nazi for one private party, playing strip billiards at another. He was a kind of fond tabloid joke, but then he grew up and beardy, and became a serious royal who spends his days advocating for various charities and good causes.…

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incoming

New budget Nvidia GPU Nvidia has unveiled the GTX 1650, a new budget option for both its desktop and laptop GPU ranges, with prices for desktop cards starting from £138 inc VAT at scan.co.uk It’s based on Nvidia’s new TU117 GPU, and includes 14 Turing streaming multiprocessors, giving it a total of 896 stream processors. Memory support tops out at 4GB of GDDR5, connected to a 128-bit bus, resulting in total memory bandwidth of 128GB/sec. Meanwhile, the stock GPU base clock sits at 1485MHz, with a 1665MHz  boost clock. In comparison, Nvidia’s GTX 1050 includes 640 stream processors, and has a 1354MHz base clock and 1455MHz boost frequency, along with the same 128-bit memory interface. Meanwhile, the laptop GTX 1650 actually includes more stream processors (1,024) and…

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what’s that?

Our pals at be quiet! are offering a Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 Silver case to one Custom PC reader. The image below is a distorted close-up of a piece of hardware in this issue. If you identify it, email the name and page number of the product to competition@custompcmag.org.uk, with ‘What’s that? 190’ in the Subject field. Terms & conditions Competition closes on Friday 14 June. Prize is offered to participants worldwide aged 13 or over, except employees of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the prize supplier, their families or friends. Winners will be notified by email no more than 30 days after the competition closes. By entering the competition, the winner consents to any publicity generated from the competition, in print and online. Participants agree…

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