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    Guys RO2 will be free for 24 hours on Steam! After which you'll get to keep it. Check tripwire twitter... I love this game hope some of you can join me
     
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    I have this game. Me and friend play it occasionally its a fun game though its quite realistic when it comes to the damage model. It makes campers and spawn campers that much more op
     
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    Monitor for light gaming, would you 24'' or 27''.

    but the 27 means waiting a while?!
     
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    Yup, and makes it so people with PPSH's can headshot you from a mile away and still have 49 bullets left in their mag. It makes rifleman viable, but it makes machine gunners semi auto shots far too accurate. Used to play it for a year or so and got tired of the machine gunners.

    24" IPS for light gaming, most definitely. Why wait?
     
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    27" definitely, its not just about the gaming, its about the extra screen estate which boosts productivity when youre not gaming
     
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    27 would be ordered from net and the 24 im able to go an collect!

    only IPS i can find is 23'' :( that i can collect!
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    23" is 24", it's the stupid marketing people that say it's 24".
    They're 23.6 inches exactly if I recall


    Apparently it's only certain companies that do this *cough*LG*cough*, what is the brand of monitor you're looking at?
     
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    depends on the res
     
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    aiming for around 1080p or 1200. Within <£150-170 maybe.

    was looking at pcworld and maybe picking one up tomorrow after work.
     
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    Just bought the Asus laptop it performs so much better than my cheap low powered laptop.
    Anyways is anyone on virgin media and using their broadband+router box thing? If so have you experience any bad wireless signal because i find mine very weak.
    Is there any way of connecting a separate router to get higher bandwidth? Before i upgraded i did have separate router which the signal was excellent.
     
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    I bought a 27' never looked back.
     
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    Add me on steam we can play some time
    Anyone got F1 2012 maybe we can race too
     
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    I just bought a 27" and im looking forward to it (rather bad pun)

    I MIGHT have F1 2012 too - got the game for about £10 or less but i never installed it i dont think.

    Youre already on my steam i think but I dont have much time for gaming these days, I tend to prefer jumping onto some BF3 with Rcoon though. but hes not always playing either and i work like EVERY fucking weekend so i dont get to play with the others when their online.

    my shifts arent flexible at all at the moment and ive been stuck in a 45hr p/w cycle but ive been told things will change come end of May.

    the days i normally have off are Tuesdays and Thursdays, and i can occasionally be seen playing some BF3 or 4. I play for an hour or 2 before I have to go do some housework lol
     
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    Aw, let me know when you're next available during the weekdays this week and I'll play a couple matches with you. Busy this weekend, but usually free on weekdays after work. Got gym after work Friday, then I'll be out of town, so tomorrow is viable.

    Do a lot of housework huh? Shame it doesn't extend to your desk ;)
     
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    Someone send me your origin, i'll join you guys....
     
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    I **MIGHT** be able to play tomorrow - try out my new sexy 1440p screen when it arrives. Meanwhile ive been battling with stability pretty much since my PSU got in around 2-3pm (i think) and its just passed the 3.5hr prime95 mark so i have at least another 3hrs to go before i consider it fairly stable.

    Ive had to bump the VCore up to 1.44v but temps are still under 80'c I think im pushing it a little but once i know that its stable then the hottest it will get is 60'c after an hour or so of BF4.

    housework means cleaning the room and doing the laundry, I tend to leave the stuff on my desk alone but that will change when my new monitor comes in. I'll ive got some wood wax/polish that i usually use on my guitars that i'll probably use on the table to give it a bit of a sparkle.

    Not that it makes a difference anyway as i have a Mionix Sargas 900 sitting on it.

    Trust me - I will polish table and make pretty picture, maybe even live stream on YT just so you can see me

    It will be like Queen Video

     
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    it will be BF3 though, I dont think Rcoon has BF4. I remember him saying he wasnt too keen on it given how bugged up and broken its been since launch. going back to BF3 just tends to feel so much better. bullets dont bend around corners so much, theres no 'death' bugs where you cant shoot through/past relivable bodies and my soldier seems to leap over cover and move around more like an athlete rather then a fatty
     
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    Alright alright alright,

    Its all done. Stability testing is good. And ive put it through 10 runs of both metro benches to make sure its gravy enough. I can't believe it took me at least 12hrs to get the clocks stable.

    I did run into a strange issue with my ram which took ages to fix, for some reason the bios or windows wasn't picking up on the fact that i had4 sticks of ram for quad channel but the pc kept picking it up as 3 sticks instead. It went from picking up 16gb to 12gb to only seeing 4gb. I have no idea why it did that, the only thing i can think of is that it could be a bug with the bios
     
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    So I installed Brainbits drivers for my D2X. Just made my life 20 times easier. Installed the thing, forgot it required a dedicated power cable, so I then had to install an extra modular cable on my PSU. Got the thing working instantaneously, although the colour coding on mine is wrong. The Center/Sub and RearLeft/RearRight are complete opposites to the colour labels on my 5.1 headset. Kinda irritating, but eventually got things working. Everything sounds so much better, should have installed it long ago. One gripe, the mic volume seems much lower than the onboard, but better sound quality.

    EDIT:

    There's a 290X on OCUK for £320, I'm an inch away from buying it.
     
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    you dont want that - you want to send that £320 to me so i can buy another 27" screen.
     
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    Had an epitomy. I can afford the GPU, and could recover £250 from the sale of my 780 as well, but then I remembered how terrifying AMD's GPU drivers are, and how my GF would kill me for dropping that much money on a small improvement to my gaming lifestyle. Such is life...
     
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    better a 290 then a handbag or a pair of shoes i say. Buy it, if anyone asks say you bought it secondhand from a friend
     
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    Monitor is in!!!! but im stil half asleep so im gonna have a cuppa tea, clean the desk a little before unboxing... The box is just HUGE doe.
     
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    New screen is pretty intense.

    [​IMG]

    Anyone here for some BF3? :p

    :EDIT:

    I havent actually told my friend that I bought a new screen but hes going to shit a brick when he sees it
     
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    I had a 27 and ditched it, to big for me, the physical real estate it takes up on a desk in a study is just too much and too fugly for me, went for a nice 24 instead.
     
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