[GLLUG] Overclockers

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Wed Apr 23 05:12:03 UTC 2014

On 15 Apr 2014, Rob Crowther said:

> On 14/04/2014 22:05, Mike Brodbelt wrote:
>> FWIW, an ex-colleague used these folks for his -
>> http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/ - I have no direct personal experience,
>> but they do the kind of thing you want, and he used them on more than
>> one occasion, and was happy.
> Another vote for PC Specialist. Bought my current laptop from them,
> happily running Fedora.

The machine I bought last year is working happily here, and I strain my
systems rather hard: my burnin cycle involves a week of GCC parallel LTO
bootstrap-and-test cycles, because if it can't manage that without
failures it's not reliable. :) it was particularly nice that rather than
do what so many custom builders do and recommend the biggest power
supply in the universe, their online system recommended the smallest PSU
that would satisfy the spec I'd given, which given that I wasn't
planning to add anything else to it was just what I wanted. It's drawing
less than half the wattage of the system it replaced.

(However, there's some sort of obscure resonance somewhere: it
intermittently produces hideous grinding sounds that are just like a fan
failing, but no fan is producing the noise, nor is the hard disk, nor is
anything I can discern. It seemingly comes out of the case itself...
plus of course it's too intermittent to have someone fix. :/

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