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Forum: General 26th Mar 2016, 00:23
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It's ferociuosly fast. The engine is really quite...

It's ferociuosly fast. The engine is really quite overwhelming. But the chassis and drivetrain are good enough that it inspires a lot of confidence, even on a spirited drive on normal roads.

I...
Forum: General 25th Mar 2016, 21:24
Replies: 5,122
Views: 986,575
Posted By dead beat
Just bought the new M135i LCI and took it for a...

Just bought the new M135i LCI and took it for a blast around the South Downs, with the camera and some mates. This straight six turbo is a peach....


http://s29.postimg.org/c3y98f57r/DSCF6913.jpg...
Forum: Hardware 22nd Jul 2015, 18:36
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By dead beat
I ran quad R9 290s without any frame pacing...

I ran quad R9 290s without any frame pacing problems at all. I got killer framerates with crossfire enabled. The only problem was they had massive issues with running 4k across displayport without...
Forum: Hardware 3rd May 2015, 15:48
Replies: 47
Views: 9,538
Posted By dead beat
I have had the Philips since launch. For desktop...

I have had the Philips since launch. For desktop computing it is ok. For gaming it is wonderful. You can also turn it into a widescreen with black bars at the top and bottom.

I also considered the...
Forum: General 23rd Apr 2015, 15:34
Replies: 5,122
Views: 986,575
Posted By dead beat
Is that a Jenvey intake kit? We make a very...

Is that a Jenvey intake kit? We make a very similar looking kit from carbon fibre which we supply to Jenvey.
Forum: Hardware 22nd Feb 2015, 14:44
Replies: 158
Views: 10,918
Posted By dead beat
My native is 3840 x 2160 too. Just got one of...

My native is 3840 x 2160 too. Just got one of those 40" jobbies. It's great for gaming.
Forum: General 21st Feb 2015, 20:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By dead beat
Thanks guys, that's certainly broadened the...

Thanks guys, that's certainly broadened the horizons a bit. Those Stealcase Leap V1s do look very good. I'll see if I can find somewhere that I can give one a whirl.
Forum: Hardware 21st Feb 2015, 14:06
Replies: 158
Views: 10,918
Posted By dead beat
2600K @ 4.5Ghz GTX980 Gigabyte G1 gaming SLI ...

2600K @ 4.5Ghz
GTX980 Gigabyte G1 gaming SLI

http://s8.postimg.org/u241yb1yd/Valley_2x_980.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/6b4og71r5/full/)
Forum: General 21st Feb 2015, 13:34
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By dead beat
Which office chair?

I'm looking for a chair for my office/gaming room. The thing I'm using currently is a faux leather chair which is the thick padded, bulky variety. I'm really after something that is comfortable for...
Forum: Hardware 5th Feb 2015, 21:42
Replies: 158
Views: 10,918
Posted By dead beat
Couple of Gigabyte G1 gaming editions here. I was...

Couple of Gigabyte G1 gaming editions here. I was going to put them under water, but with only two cards they are inaudible anyway. If I get a third (which I may) then they will have to go under...
Forum: Hardware 29th Jan 2015, 17:30
Replies: 48
Graphics Which 980?
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Posted By dead beat
I've got a pair of the Gigabyte G1s and have...

I've got a pair of the Gigabyte G1s and have found them to be fantastic. They are so much quieter than I had expected. Infact I can't really hear them at all during gaming sessions and I don't have...
Forum: Hardware 22nd Jan 2015, 20:12
Replies: 91
Views: 5,565
Posted By dead beat
It appears that multiple examples are suffering,...

It appears that multiple examples are suffering, based on what current owners are saying.

It's a shame because 4k @ 40" has the same pixel pitch as a 1440p monitor, so scaling would not be an...
Forum: Hardware 22nd Jan 2015, 19:02
Replies: 91
Views: 5,565
Posted By dead beat
I was seriously considering getting one of those...

I was seriously considering getting one of those too, until i saw that it suffers from this problem....

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/michaelrezendes/philips_zpsf5597fda.jpg...
Forum: Hardware 13th Jan 2015, 17:45
Replies: 91
Views: 5,565
Posted By dead beat
I was a very early adopter of 4k. 4K monitors...

I was a very early adopter of 4k. 4K monitors definitely provide a beautiful gaming experience. It did however mean I had to replace my R9 290 graphics cards with with GTX 980s. The 290s were unable...
Forum: Hardware 23rd Nov 2014, 14:28
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By dead beat
I went for the ASUS PB287Q in the end. It has...

I went for the ASUS PB287Q in the end. It has better features.
Forum: General 29th Jul 2014, 22:10
Replies: 31,088
Views: 4,041,716
Posted By dead beat
I got it from Richer Sounds in Reigate. They were...

I got it from Richer Sounds in Reigate. They were very helpful. Threw in an up-scaling Blu-Ray player too.
Forum: General 29th Jul 2014, 21:05
Replies: 31,088
Views: 4,041,716
Posted By dead beat
Just couldn't help myself.....Bought one of these...

Just couldn't help myself.....Bought one of these 65" 4k Samsung jobbies today. Should work a treat in the new house. It's the 65HU7500....
...
Forum: General 17th Jul 2014, 09:00
Replies: 27
Views: 7,042
Posted By dead beat
Ok guys, thanks for the responses. I was...

Ok guys, thanks for the responses.

I was looking at sky broadband purely because it seemed to make sense if getting the tv package. However, it looks like I may need to do some re thinking.

I...
Forum: General 16th Jul 2014, 16:39
Replies: 27
Views: 7,042
Posted By dead beat
Broadband and tv providers for my new house?

I'm moving into a new home very soon and will be requiring broadband and Sky tv. Since I will be getting a Sky package, it would seem sensible to go for their TV and broadband package. However, if...
Forum: Hardware 15th Jul 2014, 16:47
Replies: 28
Views: 3,711
Posted By dead beat
Based on my experience with gaming on the monitor...

Based on my experience with gaming on the monitor so far, I would say that a single 290X will definitely not cut it. I'm running 4x 290s and still have to turn some features down. I also wouldn't...
Forum: Hardware 30th Jun 2014, 19:24
Replies: 28
Views: 3,711
Posted By dead beat
Yes that's the one.

Yes that's the one.
Forum: Hardware 30th Jun 2014, 19:23
Replies: 28
Views: 3,711
Posted By dead beat
If you set scaling to 150% the resulting desktop...

If you set scaling to 150% the resulting desktop is identical in picture to if you were using a 1080p screen. Everything remains pin sharp. As has been mentioned, there may be some apps that don't...
Forum: Hardware 29th Jun 2014, 19:02
Replies: 28
Views: 3,711
Posted By dead beat
I'll see if I can get some uploaded later. ...

I'll see if I can get some uploaded later.



Yes, Even with quad 290s, I still find that I need to have the anti aliasing turned down more in order to get acceptable frame rates. Although the...
Forum: Hardware 28th Jun 2014, 16:21
Replies: 28
Views: 3,711
Posted By dead beat
My first 4k monitor

I've just taken the plunge into 4k (albeit more towards the budget end) with the ASUS PB287. Yes it is a TN panel, but I bought it for the sole purpose of gaming on, with my 30" IPS Dell still being...
Forum: Hardware 14th May 2014, 18:52
Replies: 26
Views: 2,144
Posted By dead beat
I'm tempted to go with the advice of Mister_Tad...

I'm tempted to go with the advice of Mister_Tad here. I expect I will be looking to upgrade in 2-3 years anyway, so it seems it would make sense to go 1080p now and then upgrade when 4K is more...
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