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Forum: General Yesterday, 19:38
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Posted By Pete J
Pfft. Doesn't have anything on a Volvo estate.

Pfft. Doesn't have anything on a Volvo estate.
Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 19:32
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Pete J
Thanks for the info Si - I remember the 'for...

Thanks for the info Si - I remember the 'for sale' thread - did you sell it in the end? Damn, getting a mobile CPU to perform at desktop 2600K levels, that's incredible.

If you're wondering, I'm...
Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 11:32
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Pete J
That's a rather tasty overclock that must net you...

That's a rather tasty overclock that must net you ~15%. Sounds like I can just go the usual afterburner route to overclock!
Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 10:00
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Pete J
Who has experience overclocking a laptop's GPU?

Hi folks,

I've been researching laptops and was just wondering if anyone had any experience overclocking the gpu in one? On the old internets, people seem to get anywhere from 5-20% performance...
Forum: Hardware 19th Apr 2014, 16:38
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Pete J
Handy recent article at Tom's Hardware...

Handy recent article at Tom's Hardware (http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/specviewperf-12-workstation-graphics-benchmark,review-32929.html)

Basically, unless you're running NX (I hate that programme)...
Forum: Serious 19th Apr 2014, 09:11
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By Pete J
Cthippo's on the money. Although it's wasteful,...

Cthippo's on the money. Although it's wasteful, it's the best system for making sure folks don't end up taking the wrong drugs. For this kind of thing, the system MOST be followed.
Forum: Hardware 19th Apr 2014, 07:52
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Pete J
Si gives sound advice (as usual). If you're...

Si gives sound advice (as usual). If you're intending to game beyond 1080p, you need more than 2GB VRAM. 3GB will see you through anything at the moment (4K etc).
Forum: Hardware 19th Apr 2014, 07:49
Replies: 45
Graphics SLI Question
Views: 821
Posted By Pete J
Hence why I said: I should add that I don't...

Hence why I said:

I should add that I don't count dual GPU card reference coolers such as the 295 as 'blowers'. Dual GPU cards are another beast entirely and I think if you're going to have more...
Forum: Hardware 18th Apr 2014, 08:33
Replies: 45
Graphics SLI Question
Views: 821
Posted By Pete J
If they're reference/blower type coolers I...

If they're reference/blower type coolers I wouldn't worry. Even 480s were okay clustered together.
Forum: Gaming 16th Apr 2014, 19:05
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By Pete J
Wolfenstein: The New Order

I haven't seen it mentioned, so:

The latest Wolfenstein game can now be preordered on Steam, which also includes the beta (when released) for the upcoming Doom....
Forum: Hardware 16th Apr 2014, 18:23
Replies: 34
Views: 777
Posted By Pete J
In which case the 780 is a no-brainer as the...

In which case the 780 is a no-brainer as the reference cooler is a bloody masterpiece of cooling technology.
Forum: Hardware 16th Apr 2014, 13:04
Replies: 34
Views: 777
Posted By Pete J
I've found the 780 to be an absolutely stonking...

I've found the 780 to be an absolutely stonking card - for that reason I recommend it. Two will see you through most games at 4K (the only exceptions I can think of are Crysis 3 and the Metro...
Forum: Gaming 15th Apr 2014, 18:34
Replies: 8,257
Views: 585,201
Posted By Pete J
Saints Row IV 66% off on Steam (as is pretty much...

Saints Row IV 66% off on Steam (as is pretty much all the DLC - get the Season Pass)!
Forum: Gaming 15th Apr 2014, 18:06
Replies: 49
Views: 4,313
Posted By Pete J
Not as far as I know. I'm hoping for a 'this...

Not as far as I know. I'm hoping for a 'this year' release but I'm willing to wait so they get it right.
Forum: Gaming 14th Apr 2014, 21:06
Replies: 49
Views: 4,313
Posted By Pete J
UPDATE: you can vote for what you want in the...

UPDATE: you can vote for what you want in the Collector's Edition (http://www.homeworldremastered.com/).

12" Mothership for me...
Forum: Hardware 12th Apr 2014, 19:02
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Pete J
As others have said, an SSD is about the only...

As others have said, an SSD is about the only thing worth adding - it'll make general day to day stuff a bit more responsive.

I'd look into getting a monitor with 1440p or 1600p if you don't have...
Forum: Hardware 11th Apr 2014, 21:20
Replies: 57
Views: 2,188
Posted By Pete J
I'll be waiting for the 980Ti to be released...

I'll be waiting for the 980Ti to be released methinks. I have a feeling the 256 bit memory interface could be a bottleneck for high resolutions. Having said that, the 780s are still laughing at most...
Forum: Serious 7th Apr 2014, 04:50
Replies: 32
Views: 1,740
Posted By Pete J
So Greg, did they move out without incident?

So Greg, did they move out without incident?
Forum: Gaming 5th Apr 2014, 16:34
Replies: 155
Views: 9,765
Posted By Pete J
Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2

Last lot (I know I have a habit of screenshotting a game to death)!

Click on images for higher resolution.

http://imageshack.com/a/img824/5674/b427.jpg...
Forum: Gaming 5th Apr 2014, 16:31
Replies: 155
Views: 9,765
Posted By Pete J
Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2

I assume you've played it at maximum possible settings? There are some parts that have aged a little (internal environments aren't on par with the external). Installing a high res texture pack...
Forum: General 1st Apr 2014, 05:14
Replies: 16
Views: 3,015
Posted By Pete J
Getting into work early to cause trouble. I'm...

Getting into work early to cause trouble. I'm going to do three things: 1) post-it note over mice laser ports; 2) blu-tac phone receivers to the base unit (and pray nobody knocks their tea/coffee...
Forum: Hardware 29th Mar 2014, 19:48
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Pete J
Honestly, it's up to you. Leave it for as long as...

Honestly, it's up to you. Leave it for as long as you would normally use your computer. If you tend to game in three hour sessions, then three hours is enough.

I tend to go for 12 hours, then up...
Forum: Hardware 29th Mar 2014, 07:29
Replies: 16
Build Advice Lurker turned member
Views: 690
Posted By Pete J
I think you only really need the following: ...

I think you only really need the following:

1) ~250GB SSD for a boot disk like this one...
Forum: General 27th Mar 2014, 19:34
Replies: 10,659
Views: 2,110,032
Posted By Pete J
At first I thought it was Jim Carrey...

At first I thought it was Jim Carrey...
Forum: Hardware 27th Mar 2014, 19:17
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By Pete J
I've been looking at laptops recently with the...

I've been looking at laptops recently with the thought of getting something small but relatively powerful. Here's what I found...
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