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Forum: General 18th Apr 2015, 12:33
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By Pete J
Well, I'll keep it as a reminder to never update...

Well, I'll keep it as a reminder to never update Android if everything is working fine in that case.

I hate the way it is always in your face. You don't get Windows 7 saying 'Oh, look! Windows 8...
Forum: General 18th Apr 2015, 09:48
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By Pete J
Hmm. I posted but it didn't post. Weird quantum...

Hmm. I posted but it didn't post. Weird quantum behaviour, or my wifi screwing up? You decide.

Chaps (and chapesses), I would appreciate some advice. I have a 'system software update' notification...
Forum: General 17th Apr 2015, 23:46
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By Pete J
Well, I may have overreacted and bought a Z3. As...

Well, I may have overreacted and bought a Z3. As predicted, it's still running the older OS - hotspot now works. I made the stupid decision to modify my microSIM to a nanoSIM (which in itself was...
Forum: General 16th Apr 2015, 17:51
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By Pete J
I'm seriously considering buying a new phone in...

I'm seriously considering buying a new phone in the hope it hasn't been updated with this piece of crap yet.

Edit:



You, sir, are a life saver.
Forum: General 16th Apr 2015, 16:43
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By Pete J
I hate the new Android update

I've just updated my Xperia Z2 to the latest Android OS - pretty much forced on you since the damn thing will hark on about it until you do - and I hate it. Here are some issues:

1) I hate the new...
Forum: Article Discussion 14th Apr 2015, 17:48
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Pete J
Same here. I've got a few games to play in the...

Same here. I've got a few games to play in the mean time, so I'll let all the eager beavers do the beta testing!
Forum: Gaming 12th Apr 2015, 20:38
Replies: 294
Views: 19,215
Posted By Pete J
I'm busy with real world stuff at the moment, but...

I'm busy with real world stuff at the moment, but I'm chipping away at the Homeworld Remastered Collection. I've completed the original Homeworld campaign and am now grinding through the sequel. I...
Forum: Hardware 12th Apr 2015, 13:38
Replies: 28
Views: 953
Posted By Pete J
I'm going to be boring and say the Corsair 900D: ...

I'm going to be boring and say the Corsair 900D:

http://img.hexus.net/v2/chassis/Corsair/900D/900D-01b.jpg

It's like having The Monolith right next to you - lovely cable management etc.
Forum: Hardware 12th Apr 2015, 08:07
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By Pete J
I have a reference GTX 780 installed at the...

I have a reference GTX 780 installed at the moment, which is very quiet - it does pick up when playing more intense games but the sound of the game will override it. At some point I intend to upgrade...
Forum: Hardware 11th Apr 2015, 22:10
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By Pete J
Bingo - the PSU has to be non modular otherwise...

Bingo - the PSU has to be non modular otherwise you won't be able to fit a full size card in. You can either cram all the wires into the case (as I have done) or snip a few and cap them.
Forum: Serious 11th Apr 2015, 14:54
Replies: 97
Views: 3,348
Posted By Pete J
Thanks for taking the time to write a good...

Thanks for taking the time to write a good response - it makes a nice change from the eBayers I've been dealing with recently!

I'll be honest, you've not changed my mind; but as I said, it's up to...
Forum: General 11th Apr 2015, 11:43
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By Pete J
Tell me about it! I forgot to mention...

Tell me about it!

I forgot to mention another chap who was interested in my i7 4930K. He asked me about overclocking potential - I told him that I had only tweaked it on stock voltages up to...
Forum: General 11th Apr 2015, 07:56
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By Pete J
The trials and tribulations of a new eBay seller

I thought I'd write about my eBay experiences since up until recently, I'd only used it to buy the odd esoteric thing here and there.

Having decided I wanted to upgrade my main rig, I needed to...
Forum: Serious 11th Apr 2015, 07:14
Replies: 97
Views: 3,348
Posted By Pete J
Well, since I'm in a writing mood, I'll humour...

Well, since I'm in a writing mood, I'll humour you with a response. As you expect, I haven't done much (read almost none) research into E-cigarettes, so I am operating out of a place of ignorance.
...
Forum: Hardware 10th Apr 2015, 21:54
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By Pete J
I've built a nice little HTPC with some grunt...

I've built a nice little HTPC with some grunt during the last month in a Sugo S08. Bloody annoying and frustrating - and the most fun I've had building a PC in ages!

First off, don't bother with...
Forum: Hardware 9th Apr 2015, 04:30
Replies: 17
Poll: Memory 8GB or 16GB
Views: 747
Posted By Pete J
Another vote for the 'other' 16GB. I'd...

Another vote for the 'other' 16GB.

I'd consider 16GB the minimum for any level of PC enthusiast nowadays - I've seen occasional RAM use over 8GB and I only really use my PC for gaming, web...
Forum: General 8th Apr 2015, 04:59
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By Pete J
From the sounds of it, the amount offered (1300)...

From the sounds of it, the amount offered (1300) seems very low; however, I have no idea what a fair sum would actually be! I think Nexxo's advice is best - talk to your doctor and a solicitor.
Forum: Hardware 7th Apr 2015, 19:32
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Pete J
I couldn't find anything. It only does it very...

I couldn't find anything. It only does it very occasionally now so I put up with it!
Forum: Hardware 3rd Apr 2015, 02:18
Replies: 24
Views: 2,319
Posted By Pete J
Just bear in mind that the introduction of...

Just bear in mind that the introduction of DirectX12 could turn the current gaming paradigm of 'a few (i.e. four) cores, faster clock speeds' completely around.



This is what supreme Commander...
Forum: General 2nd Apr 2015, 20:41
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Pete J
Try these...

Try these (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GLX6YE6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00)
Forum: Hardware 1st Apr 2015, 19:55
Replies: 141
Peripherals The Joystick Thread
Views: 5,448
Posted By Pete J
Does anyone know how I can get my X55 throttle to...

Does anyone know how I can get my X55 throttle to work with X Rebirth? I've looked around but am not having much luck.
Forum: Hardware 1st Apr 2015, 11:52
Replies: 141
Peripherals The Joystick Thread
Views: 5,448
Posted By Pete J
I've barely given it a spin, but I love it! SO...

I've barely given it a spin, but I love it! SO MANY BUTTONS! I feel it's made for people with humongous hands though - on the joystick, I have to actively reach for the hat switches.

The throttle...
Forum: Hardware 30th Mar 2015, 12:09
Replies: 141
Peripherals The Joystick Thread
Views: 5,448
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 30th Mar 2015, 12:03
Replies: 24
Views: 2,319
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 30th Mar 2015, 05:03
Replies: 26
Views: 981
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...
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