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Forum: General 23rd May 2015, 13:21
Replies: 14
Education Investment advice.
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Posted By Pete J
Buy high, sell low. Or is it the other way around?

Buy high, sell low. Or is it the other way around?
Forum: Hardware 23rd May 2015, 13:20
Replies: 43
Views: 1,012
Posted By Pete J
Nice one, Pookie.I had been wondering about using...

Nice one, Pookie.I had been wondering about using these as a lazy intro to watercooling but they don't seem as though they would fit in a multi GPU set up.
Forum: General 23rd May 2015, 11:36
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By Pete J
I've been thinking the same thing. However, last...

I've been thinking the same thing. However, last year I broke my mobile and couldn't use it. Admittedly I could've sorted things out at work, but being able to just sort it there and then was good.
...
Forum: General 23rd May 2015, 05:56
Replies: 28,462
Views: 3,355,464
Posted By Pete J
Ohh, colour me interested! How do they...

Ohh, colour me interested!

How do they compare to wired headphones?
Forum: General 22nd May 2015, 12:16
Replies: 53
Views: 1,838
Posted By Pete J
Just like to chip in and say that my neighbours...

Just like to chip in and say that my neighbours are (medical) doctors and they work their arses off - I only really see their cars at the weekend and as you can see from my usual posting times, I'm...
Forum: Hardware 20th May 2015, 20:15
Replies: 88
Views: 2,395
Posted By Pete J
^You're right, I should hunt down the first...

^You're right, I should hunt down the first Soundblaster. Assembling whole machines is a bit too big for what I had in mind though.

More things:


First generation iPad: Absolutely mint and...
Forum: Gaming 20th May 2015, 18:38
Replies: 8,634
Views: 798,928
Posted By Pete J
The Witcher 3 is £31.49 on Greenman gaming (when...

The Witcher 3 is £31.49 on Greenman gaming (when a 27% code is applied).
Forum: Gaming 20th May 2015, 09:53
Replies: 393
Views: 46,116
Posted By Pete J
I will at some point get around to playing the...

I will at some point get around to playing the single player. I actually just like looking around the maps - very pretty!
Forum: Hardware 20th May 2015, 04:50
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Pete J
PocketDemon knows his stuff about storage, so I'd...

PocketDemon knows his stuff about storage, so I'd definitely take his advice!

In my experience, video converting doesn't require much RAM, so 8GB will be fine (for gaming as well). Down the line...
Forum: Hardware 19th May 2015, 20:53
Replies: 88
Views: 2,395
Posted By Pete J
^Perhaps! A few more things arrived today: ...

^Perhaps!

A few more things arrived today:


Thermalright TRUE All Copper CPU Cooler: I find this aesthetically pleasing to look at - bought new from Scan so all shiny and straight! VERY heavy...
Forum: Hardware 18th May 2015, 20:42
Replies: 88
Views: 2,395
Posted By Pete J
The 5870 is all clean now. Eugh. I've had...

The 5870 is all clean now. Eugh.

I've had several things turn up today but was away at an all day meeting, so I found one item sitting on my desk:


3dfx InnoVISION Mighty™3D II V3 Voodoo2 PCI...
Forum: Hardware 18th May 2015, 04:42
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Pete J
deathtaker27's right, you'll want a larger SSD....

deathtaker27's right, you'll want a larger SSD. Since you're intending to do video editing, which requires a lot of disc drive thrashing, I'd even install a secondary SSD specifically to do this on...
Forum: Gaming 17th May 2015, 13:30
Replies: 5,227
Views: 484,083
Posted By Pete J
Been a long time since I posted in this thread. ...

Been a long time since I posted in this thread.

That...is awesome. It's been years since I last dealt with figurines, but I would love to have that on display. Problem is, I bet it's expensive....
Forum: Hardware 17th May 2015, 13:21
Replies: 34
Views: 772
Posted By Pete J
:wallbash: Well of course it goes without...

:wallbash:

Well of course it goes without saying that you should keep settings the same.

Using games is stupid? I think the opposite - using a benchmark programme is stupid. After all, you...
Forum: Hardware 17th May 2015, 05:44
Replies: 34
Views: 772
Posted By Pete J
Ah, yes, forgot to agree! PCIe 3.0 only...

Ah, yes, forgot to agree!

PCIe 3.0 only really matters when you're running two or more GPUs together.
Forum: Hardware 16th May 2015, 22:39
Replies: 34
Views: 772
Posted By Pete J
I wouldn't rely on just one programme to say your...

I wouldn't rely on just one programme to say your GPU is faulty - after all, who gives a fudge about how well 3D Mark does. Load up a game you've played on your 570 (Crysis springs to mind) and then...
Forum: Hardware 16th May 2015, 16:52
Replies: 34
Views: 772
Posted By Pete J
Okay, here's what you need to do: 1) Go to...

Okay, here's what you need to do:

1) Go to the Control panel and turn windows automatic updating off.
2) Extract Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) somewhere and create a shortcut on your desktop...
Forum: Hardware 16th May 2015, 12:21
Replies: 34
Views: 772
Posted By Pete J
Personally, I wouldn't give a hoot about 3d mark...

Personally, I wouldn't give a hoot about 3d mark figures. Find a programme that allows you to display FPS in games (such as Fraps, or maybe Afterburner) and see how that comes out. Compare to the...
Forum: Hardware 16th May 2015, 09:02
Replies: 88
Views: 2,395
Posted By Pete J
Correct! I built a dedicated FEA PC for a...

Correct!

I built a dedicated FEA PC for a friend using that card. Very nice - ran exceptionally quiet!

Gah! The 5870 was obviously owned by a smoker! Turned the water brown and made my hands...
Forum: Hardware 15th May 2015, 21:46
Replies: 88
Views: 2,395
Posted By Pete J
Two more items today, which given their timing is...

Two more items today, which given their timing is quite funny (for me, anyway!):


Zotac GTX 480: Quite fluffy but an air blast or two sorted it out for the most part. Immaculate condition...
Forum: Hardware 15th May 2015, 04:15
Replies: 24
Views: 723
Posted By Pete J
For me, I prefer having a small but extremely...

For me, I prefer having a small but extremely powerful ultrabook over a workstation laptop. However, it's always cool to see what you can get at the top end of the mobile PC market!
Forum: Hardware 14th May 2015, 04:41
Replies: 88
Views: 2,395
Posted By Pete J
As mentioned in my original post - the first CPU...

As mentioned in my original post - the first CPU I truly owned myself. I plan to take it out of my first PC, which is still sitting in my room at the folks'.

If that's genuinely the first consumer...
Forum: Hardware 13th May 2015, 20:25
Replies: 88
Views: 2,395
Posted By Pete J
I haven't finalised it yet, but I'm going to be...

I haven't finalised it yet, but I'm going to be getting them off Amazon (really!). It's funny you mention the Technic models, as I've already started doing that!

Since you'd like pics, I'll post...
Forum: Hardware 13th May 2015, 20:04
Replies: 88
Views: 2,395
Posted By Pete J
Yup, like 'em! A decent size, plus I was...

Yup, like 'em!

A decent size, plus I was actually planning on having two...
Forum: Hardware 13th May 2015, 19:10
Replies: 88
Views: 2,395
Posted By Pete J
Two more things arrived today! ...

Two more things arrived today!


Independence day...on Laserdisc: Garnered me a few strange looks in the office when I took one of two discs out to admire it.

BFG 8800 GTX OC: Ah, the card...
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