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Nige last won the day on November 26 2017

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About Nige

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    It is, is it?
  • Birthday November 5

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  • Interests
    Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
    Brown paper packages tied up with strings.
    My wife, beer, gaming and some other things.

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    UncleMoose UK
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  • Processor
    Intel Core i7 2600K, 3.4GHz @4.7GHz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P
  • Memory
    8Gb (2x4Gb) Corsair Vengeance LP, DDR3, 1600Mhz
  • Graphics Card
    EVGA GTX 1060 FTW+ 6GB w ACX 3.0 Cooling
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

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  1. Nige

    Upgrade or new PC?

    Last time I looked at options - last year - it looked like cpu speed hadn't moved much, but GPU specs, and particularly, GPU memory requirements, had done so, considerably. Faced with the same question as you, I upgraded my GPU for, iirc, £300 and it's done me very well for nearly 18 months. Mind you, I play - when I get the chance - primarily Battlefield 1 on Ultra but at 1920 x 1080. Been caning ETS2 recently, and some Just Cause 2. So not really heavy requirements, but I can't be arsed at the moment to do the research and buy a new PC. To my mind if you upgrade your GPU and maybe add some memory, then even if your cpu goes tits up soon, you could re-use the GPU in a new system.
  2. In my experience they're all the same, but apparently there can be usb charge only variants: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/140225/how-can-i-tell-charge-only-usb-cables-from-usb-data-cables However I don't think I've ever had any issues with using the 'wrong' type of cable. The only issue for me is price - I recently needed a usb cable for my phone during a work trip to Glasgow. £11 in the airport. £9 in WH Smith £7 in Dixons (or similar) £1 in Poundland One can look up here for a ‘certified' cable that should do both: http://www.usb.org/home
  3. Nige

    SSD Dead?

    +1 for drive letter conflict. Wipe it clean while it's in the caddy, then wong it back in to the PC and set it up afresh.
  4. I only recently finished 3, and have 4 on my list of shame. I'll probably wait until it's on sale for a fiver.
  5. Nige


    F1 2015 Free on Humble Bundle until tomorrow: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/f1-2015?hmb_source=humble_home&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=mosaic_section_1_layout_index_1_layout_type_twos_tile_index_1
  6. Nige

    What doesn't piss you off?

    Will do. It's a new apartment in the 'regeneration' area of the city in question. i.e. down by the docks (or what used to be the docks) Watch this space ....
  7. Nige

    What doesn't piss you off?

    Exchanged on our house sale yesterday. Our purchase fell through, but at the last minute we found a great rental to tide us over. Moving date fixed for 3rd April. Broadband installation 10th April. There are 3 great pubs within easy walking distance of the new place. After 30 years and 6 months in London, we're relocating to the spiritual home of Bertie!
  8. Nige


    What I mean is that the whole 'fps/vertical sync/monitor refresh rate/the eye can /can't see more than 60fps' schtick has been done to death imho. It would be nice to have a spat about something fresh, like ...... Never mind. I'll get me coat.
  9. Nige


    This makes little sense to me. And I've never thought that disabling VSync was a disadvantage. For me, I always notice visual problems (tearing) with VSync off. While it's great to see some activity on the forum, raking up old chestnuts is kinda .... dull.
  10. I thought that was the rumble feature of your new computer kit?
  11. Nige


    Good luck too! We think we may have bought a house, but as you know the whole process is so convoluted and weird that there's no guarantee. Imagine if buying a mouse was the same. We have the added fun of a long distance move - out of London after 30 years and relocating to the West Midlands.
  12. Nige


    Love it. Thank you. I'm currently buying a house. Not quite so exciting, although I'm hoping for fancy lights at some point. Review to follow after the deal is done. In about 12 months on current progress. Enjoy your new kit!
  13. We're strictly looking for older properties - thirties, edwardian, victorian. Wouldn't touch a new build with a bargepole tbh. Although it would be great if we dld find a suitable purchase before we complete on the sale, if we need to rent initially then it puts us in a much stronger position when we do buy.
  14. Annoying yes, but not half as annoying as when you've had your own offer accepted but then someone comes in and gazumps! We took a very early offer on our house and agreed to take it off the market immediately. It was an offer so good we couldn't refuse! We've seen a few houses we like in the city we're moving to, but only one so far have we offered on. If it comes to it, we'll move into a rental pending a final purchase. I am expecting 7 shades of shit to be got through before then though. Oh and a slashing of my current broadband speed by about 75% Premier Inn - £50 a night on a corporate rate. View of the building site! It's a lovely area though. Hadn't been to Bristol before last summer, and this is now my 4th visit. Great city, but haven't had time to explore properly.