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Forum: Article Discussion Today, 15:34
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By Pete J
I usually disagree with you on things - but on...

I usually disagree with you on things - but on this I agree. Probably going to get flamed now. Still, if it's what they want to do...

A little upset that it takes this to get people to exercise.
Forum: Software Today, 15:08
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Pete J
I would say yes, but try to research how to keep...

I would say yes, but try to research how to keep Win 7 as long as possible before going to Win 10. I'm a firm believer in 'a fresh install or no install'.
Forum: Software Today, 15:05
Replies: 5
Open Source Handbrake problem
Views: 132
Posted By Pete J
Will do! File size wise, yes, I like to keep...

Will do! File size wise, yes, I like to keep things as compressed as possible.
Forum: Software Today, 13:32
Replies: 5
Open Source Handbrake problem
Views: 132
Posted By Pete J
Hi Adam, The only things I've changed from...

Hi Adam,

The only things I've changed from default are:

x264 Preset: Placebo
x264 Tune: Film
Avg Bitrate: 1000 (maybe a bit low for 1080p, but I'm happy with it)
2 Pass encoding

Yes, I'm...
Forum: Hardware Today, 10:08
Replies: 1,281
Views: 50,068
Posted By Pete J
EVGA are working on a Hybrid Titan X...

EVGA are working on a Hybrid Titan X (http://forums.evga.com/Petion-for-EVGA-TITAN-X-HYBRID-m2518532.aspx#2520221).

Think I'll pick up a Founders edition for the lounge PC and two of the hybrid...
Forum: Software Today, 08:54
Replies: 5
Open Source Handbrake problem
Views: 132
Posted By Pete J
Handbrake problem

Hey guys,

I'm backing up my Bluray edition of The Wire, compressing the episodes down to a more reasonable size with Handbrake. It's all going fine except for one episode which 'compresses' down...
Forum: Article Discussion Yesterday, 21:10
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By Pete J
Half-Life has to be in the top 10, so I won't...

Half-Life has to be in the top 10, so I won't mention it! :D

I hope the following make the top 10:

Crysis
Homeworld
Mass Effect 2
Metro: Last Light
Total Annihilation
Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 04:48
Replies: 29
Views: 856
Posted By Pete J
http://imageshack.com/a/img924/7681/rA2wHP.jpg ...

http://imageshack.com/a/img924/7681/rA2wHP.jpg

WTF is this about? Are they introducing ads into Outlook if you don't want to use whatever crap they're pushing now?
Forum: Gaming 24th Jul 2016, 16:18
Replies: 756
Views: 68,645
Posted By Pete J
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition About the...

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

About the only good thing about having recently installed Win 10 is being able to play this.

A trip down memory lane - Gears was my first experience of what I...
Forum: Hardware 24th Jul 2016, 11:35
Replies: 29
Views: 856
Posted By Pete J
Yup - it worked like a charm. I'll have to...

Yup - it worked like a charm. I'll have to remember it whenever I reinstall.

Dude, I know I shouldn't write anything sarcastic, but REALLY? I can figure that out by myself thanks. Hence why I...
Forum: Hardware 24th Jul 2016, 07:03
Replies: 29
Views: 856
Posted By Pete J
Well, installed - and although it's not too...

Well, installed - and although it's not too painful, I'd rather still be using Windows 7. There's an overriding sense of the OS not truly being under your control anymore and IMHO is something that E...
Forum: Hardware 22nd Jul 2016, 21:51
Replies: 1,281
Views: 50,068
Posted By Pete J
You actually might not. Guru3D have reported that...

You actually might not. Guru3D have reported that it is only available to system builders. So Dell, Alienware etc. Whether this is true or not though?

This card is not powered by the same GPU and...
Forum: Hardware 22nd Jul 2016, 07:40
Replies: 1,281
Views: 50,068
Posted By Pete J
http://www.anandtech.com/show/10510/nvidia-announc...

http://www.anandtech.com/show/10510/nvidia-announces-nvidia-titan-x-video-card-1200-available-august-2nd

I think I'll treat myself to one for the HTPC and two for the main rig - bye bye four way...
Forum: Gaming 20th Jul 2016, 20:11
Replies: 89
Views: 4,107
Posted By Pete J
An FPS based on playing the Deathwatch.

An FPS based on playing the Deathwatch.
Forum: Hardware 20th Jul 2016, 10:12
Replies: 1,281
Views: 50,068
Posted By Pete J
Err, not in my opinion. As long as the average is...

Err, not in my opinion. As long as the average is acceptable, the next place I look is minimums. A slightly lower average with good minimums is far better than a higher average with awful minimums.
Forum: Hardware 19th Jul 2016, 20:27
Replies: 29
Views: 856
Posted By Pete J
I'll be installing this weekend - the disk...

I'll be installing this weekend - the disk arrived after I left work on Friday.
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Jul 2016, 15:30
Replies: 46
Views: 831
Posted By Pete J
Everything's a conspiracy with you, isn't it? ;) ...

Everything's a conspiracy with you, isn't it? ;)

Very interesting. As Sonic says, no SLI is disappointing.
Forum: Hardware 19th Jul 2016, 08:45
Replies: 21
Views: 476
Posted By Pete J
Given how awesome the 1080 is, I'd return the...

Given how awesome the 1080 is, I'd return the case. Good luck finding a good new one!
Forum: Hardware 15th Jul 2016, 09:34
Replies: 1,281
Views: 50,068
Posted By Pete J
Glad to see I'm not going insane by finding...

Glad to see I'm not going insane by finding Fallout 4 boring. I hate the base building bollocks as well.
Forum: Hardware 14th Jul 2016, 15:51
Replies: 29
Views: 856
Posted By Pete J
A correct copy of Windows is heading my way...

A correct copy of Windows is heading my way tomorrow - good work Scan! I bet it'll arrive after I leave work, but hey ho. Now just to package up the Win 7 package so the courier they arranged to pick...
Forum: Hardware 14th Jul 2016, 15:46
Replies: 22
Views: 910
Posted By Pete J
Personally, I find it fine.

Personally, I find it fine.
Forum: Hardware 14th Jul 2016, 14:27
Replies: 22
Views: 910
Posted By Pete J
^Have you checked out the Gigabyte P34v3? It's...

^Have you checked out the Gigabyte P34v3? It's the precursor to the Aero14 - with a 1080p screen.
Forum: Hardware 14th Jul 2016, 12:18
Replies: 29
Views: 856
Posted By Pete J
Phoned them up. They need to do an internal...

Phoned them up. They need to do an internal investigation (had to send a picture). No Windows 10 for me this weekend :miffed: .
Forum: Hardware 14th Jul 2016, 11:08
Replies: 29
Views: 856
Posted By Pete J
Hmm. Scan have sent me a Windows 7 Pro disc. Are...

Hmm. Scan have sent me a Windows 7 Pro disc. Are they expecting me to then upgrade? Not what I wanted. Will have to give them a call.
Forum: Hardware 14th Jul 2016, 09:21
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Pete J
A few thoughts on that: 1) Media PC = low...

A few thoughts on that:

1) Media PC = low load, low temperatures, therefore low thermally induced fatigue.
2) I agree with the sentiment that as GPUs get more advanced, their life span shortens,...
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