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Forum: Hardware Today, 12:09
Replies: 54
Peripherals The Joystick Thread
Views: 2,822
Posted By Pete J
My weekend was a bit weird and retailer I had...

My weekend was a bit weird and retailer I had lined up to buy the Warthog from had a problem processing my order, so I decided to wimp out and go for an X55 Rhino set up instead - the hatch switch is...
Forum: Hardware Today, 12:03
Replies: 16
Views: 1,846
Posted By Pete J
Well, I did some very light testing the other day...

Well, I did some very light testing the other day and have found that hyperthreading no longer seems to perform worse in single thread applications.

In regards to gaming performance, I would think...
Forum: General Today, 05:03
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By Pete J
Just a small update: I wiped the thing with a bit...

Just a small update: I wiped the thing with a bit of kitchen roll dipped in thin bleach (UNDILUTED) which made it smell much better, for a little while at least. It's been banished for a week to a...
Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 18:41
Replies: 54
Peripherals The Joystick Thread
Views: 2,822
Posted By Pete J
*Comes in nonchalantly to check thread* ...

*Comes in nonchalantly to check thread*

WHAT!!!

Why did I assume it would have yaw :wallbash:.

Oh well...

http://gamingshogun.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/combat1.jpg
Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 15:28
Replies: 54
Peripherals The Joystick Thread
Views: 2,822
Posted By Pete J
So I went off the deep end and have ordered: ...

So I went off the deep end and have ordered:

http://ic.tweakimg.net/ext/i/1286543716.jpeg

What sold it to me in particular (aside from the reported weight and strength of it) was this little...
Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 11:35
Replies: 54
Peripherals The Joystick Thread
Views: 2,822
Posted By Pete J
Haha! I saw this coming! I'm actually...

Haha!

I saw this coming! I'm actually grinning as I type this :D .

No worries! I've already replied to your PM!
Forum: Gaming 28th Mar 2015, 20:05
Replies: 4,539
Poll: Windows Star Citizen
Views: 243,330
Posted By Pete J
I'll be looking to getting back into this in a...

I'll be looking to getting back into this in a week or two!

I'm seriously out of touch - can we all play together now?
Forum: Hardware 28th Mar 2015, 18:10
Replies: 54
Peripherals The Joystick Thread
Views: 2,822
Posted By Pete J
I've recently bought phinix's X52 Pro off him and...

I've recently bought phinix's X52 Pro off him and in anticipation have bought some magnets as recommended in Parge's original post video. As much as I love my Sidewinder Force Feedback 2, it's a...
Forum: General 26th Mar 2015, 05:08
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By Pete J
Wow, I left this alone for a day and now it's...

Wow, I left this alone for a day and now it's filled with stuff that kinda makes me want to burn the joystick and then burn the ashes just to be safe!

Thanks for all the suggestions (at least the...
Forum: General 25th Mar 2015, 05:28
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By Pete J
Smelly joystick

Bit of a weird one, which I debated putting under hardware...

I recently purchased a Logitech wireless joystick off the old eBay. The controller works absolutely fine but has a very strong aroma...
Forum: Hardware 24th Mar 2015, 18:55
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Pete J
Looks fine to me (the one you found). A 970M...

Looks fine to me (the one you found). A 970M laughs at all games at 1080p at the moment - even Crysis 3 turned up to 11 (FXAA) is playable.

However, I would heed Archtronics' comment. A 17" laptop...
Forum: Hardware 24th Mar 2015, 11:56
Replies: 10
Storage M.2 SSDs
Views: 716
Posted By Pete J
Using a Plextor 250GB M.2 in my HTPC....

Using a Plextor 250GB M.2 in my HTPC. Installation was a doddle - didn't even have to turn on anything in the BIOS!

Excellent so far - fastest boot times I've ever seen and (not that I've tested...
Forum: Hardware 23rd Mar 2015, 19:59
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By Pete J
I've built an HTPC with a 4790K over the last few...

I've built an HTPC with a 4790K over the last few days - like you I loaded it up with IBT and the damn thing hit 95C with a Corsair H80i! The BIOS had it running at close to 1.3V - after some...
Forum: Gaming 21st Mar 2015, 18:31
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By Pete J
A new video for anyone interested: ...

A new video for anyone interested:

YROOgLD-wtU&t
Forum: Article Discussion 16th Mar 2015, 10:26
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Pete J
Make a single player campaign! I'll buy it!

Make a single player campaign! I'll buy it!
Forum: Article Discussion 13th Mar 2015, 21:06
Replies: 34
Views: 821
Posted By Pete J
I'm enjoying the increase in difficulty for the...

I'm enjoying the increase in difficulty for the HW1 campaign. I used to be able to make it all the way up to the penultimate mission without losing a single ship. Now I've lsot quite a few corvettes...
Forum: General 13th Mar 2015, 19:01
Replies: 27,972
Views: 3,249,276
Posted By Pete J
http://www.aiptek.de/images/aiptek/produkte/Projec...

http://www.aiptek.de/images/aiptek/produkte/Projectors/MobileCinema_Q20/MobileCinema-Q20_006.jpg

I was having a meeting at work and someone had nabbed the TV we usually use for presentations....
Forum: Hardware 13th Mar 2015, 18:49
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By Pete J
Ohh, looks good - at first glance. Probably...

Ohh, looks good - at first glance.

Probably best to stick to a 4790K maximum for an ITX build though, right? Then you have comparatively more overclocking headroom.
Forum: Hardware 8th Mar 2015, 20:26
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Pete J
Crossed my mind, but it always shifts by whole...

Crossed my mind, but it always shifts by whole hours, no reset to some weird date and time.


I shall have a look.
Forum: Hardware 8th Mar 2015, 16:46
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Pete J
Laptop BIOS resets time to American every now and again

Hi all,

My new laptop (bought from Americaland) has an odd habit of restting its BIOS clock to some sort of American time every now and again. Does anyone know anything about this?

Thanks in...
Forum: Hardware 4th Mar 2015, 20:07
Replies: 39
Graphics It's happening
Views: 1,482
Posted By Pete J
It's happening

Titan X (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nvidia-reveals-titan-x-the-world-s-most-advanced-g/1100-6425692/)

Here we go.
Forum: Article Discussion 4th Mar 2015, 10:41
Replies: 34
Views: 821
Posted By Pete J
Well, I suppose there has to be one person in the...

Well, I suppose there has to be one person in the world who doesn't like Homeworld ;) . For those who loved the originals, this is an 11/10 game(s).



I quite liked the distance in the voice....
Forum: Gaming 3rd Mar 2015, 19:22
Replies: 102
Views: 5,623
Posted By Pete J
I finished it on Sunday and uninstalled it...

I finished it on Sunday and uninstalled it straight away - excellent game but too scary by half! I'm not bothering with the DLC as I don't want to re-enter the nightmare. I played it on the easiest...
Forum: Gaming 2nd Mar 2015, 13:00
Replies: 170
Views: 12,611
Posted By Pete J
Interesting. I only had two. IIRC in the original...

Interesting. I only had two. IIRC in the original there were four.

In other good news, HW Remastered topped the Steam charts! Homeworld 3, here we go!
Forum: Gaming 2nd Mar 2015, 04:38
Replies: 170
Views: 12,611
Posted By Pete J
This Remaster is pretty much perfect as far as...

This Remaster is pretty much perfect as far as I'm concerned. There are so many little touches, like harvestable asteroids having a texture that updates as it is depleted, or the improved burst fire...
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