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Forum: Hardware 22nd Feb 2015, 15:44
Replies: 107
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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, 21:02
Replies: 9
Views: 360
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, 15:06
Replies: 107
Views: 3,213
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, 14:34
Replies: 9
Views: 360
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, 22:42
Replies: 107
Views: 3,213
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, 18:30
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, 21:12
Replies: 76
Views: 2,563
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, 20:02
Replies: 76
Views: 2,563
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, 18:45
Replies: 76
Views: 2,563
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, 15:28
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
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, 23:10
Replies: 27,745
Views: 3,202,289
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, 22:05
Replies: 27,745
Views: 3,202,289
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....
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Forum: General 17th Jul 2014, 10:00
Replies: 27
Views: 6,037
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, 17:39
Replies: 27
Views: 6,037
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, 17:47
Replies: 28
Views: 2,736
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, 20:24
Replies: 28
Views: 2,736
Posted By dead beat
Yes that's the one.

Yes that's the one.
Forum: Hardware 30th Jun 2014, 20:23
Replies: 28
Views: 2,736
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, 20:02
Replies: 28
Views: 2,736
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, 17:21
Replies: 28
Views: 2,736
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, 19:52
Replies: 26
Views: 1,414
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...
Forum: Hardware 12th May 2014, 23:24
Replies: 26
Views: 1,414
Posted By dead beat
I don't really fancy a projector setup. There are...

I don't really fancy a projector setup. There are too many drawbacks. Mainly the requirement for low ambient light.
Forum: Hardware 12th May 2014, 23:12
Replies: 26
Views: 1,414
Posted By dead beat
I'm tending to agree with the idea of getting a...

I'm tending to agree with the idea of getting a 1080p set, the 4k would have been nice to plug my pc into though and playing the odd game.

I'll have to mull it over some more, but I guess it does...
Forum: Hardware 12th May 2014, 19:47
Replies: 26
Views: 1,414
Posted By dead beat
The viewing distance is in the 10ft range. I'm...

The viewing distance is in the 10ft range. I'm conscious of the fact that I have very good eyesight and have been known in the past to see pixels where some other people don't.

It's a tricky one,...
Forum: Hardware 12th May 2014, 18:00
Replies: 26
Views: 1,414
Posted By dead beat
Yeah, but that's comparing two different panel...

Yeah, but that's comparing two different panel technologies, so doesn't really mean anything. Obviously the TN panels are much cheaper. It's the IPS panels that carry the premium price.

Samsung's...
Forum: Hardware 12th May 2014, 17:36
Replies: 26
Views: 1,414
Posted By dead beat
Is it worth buying a 4k 65" TV for my new house?

I'm just in the process of moving into a new home, with a fairly large living area. I'm looking to buy a 65" TV for the room, but am struggling to decide whether or not it is worth going 4k over...
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