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  1. I'm kinda surprised a MotoGP thread hasn't popped up yet :p

    Interesting start to the season at Qatar! Marquez winning with a recently healed leg, Rossi going p10 to p2, Lorenzo falling from the lead and Bradl doing the same shortly after. Far more exciting to watch than F1 atm :D
  2. Herby007 said:
    Raw specs might be higher in PC parts but consoles, being closed hardware systems, are hella better optimised. That's why PC parts can run ahead with the raw specs but still don't exactly play the latest game at Max settings 999fps. Can't really compare their specs; software designed for PC has to be flexible therefore unoptimised.
    True bud, it's kinda like Apple hardware, the specs are kinda rubbish but they're so well optimised with the software that they run like lightning.
    I just wanted to point out that saying the console's APU is better than Skiddy's CPU because it's an 8 core and his is a 6 core wasn't correct.
  3. Herby007 said:
    I want to go up there and tell him where to go but, apparently, he's lived in this building for years and is friends with my landlord. So untouchable, really. Just gotta move out when my lease expires.
    Right now is the time to play some wake-up music :p If he kept you up all night, don't let him sleep this morning  %-(
  4. Oooh. Would love to get some feedback from some people who know what they're doing like you guys.

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 (Not over-clocked)
    Graphics Card: 1x Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7750 (Also not over-clocked)
    Mobo: M5A97 R2.0
    Ram: 1x 8GB Corsair 1600Mhz DDR3
    HDD: 1x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue
    Fan: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2
    PSU: Corsair 430W Bronze Plus...yadda yadda..
    OS: Windows 7
    Screens: 1x 1080p TV, 2x (4:3) 1280 x 1024 screens. (SoftTH all the way! Other than new games :/)

    Think that's it.

    Was aiming for a budget rig to build last Christmas, building it myself, of course. Totaled around £400-500. 

    If I were to upgrade, what needs it the most? Would love a SSD, but Price/GB is painful. And would love another GPU but my mobo would need replacing if I wanted to Crossfire efficiently. And more RAM isn't needed? Also don't know if overclocking is a good idea? Would it actually benefit me much? I really don't know whats best, so would be really great if someone could point me in the right direction. :D Thanks.
    not familiar with Radeon cards really  but based on what I've read it's a 1 gb  memory for playing modern games you need at least 2 ideally 3  if you want to run games at reasonable settings anyway. As I said I don't know Radeon cards well but if you want to keep it low cost then whatever the equivalent of Nvidia's GTX660 could be a good card given that is a 2gb card I've heard good things about the hd 7970 which is 3gb but it's also £300 so it depends on your budget. I think the AMD 6000 series CPU's aer hexacores (6 cores) so processor wise you're  good having said that to match the PS4/XB1 levels you would be better served with an 8 core if you're going with AMD anyway but that's just what I think but it probably won't be necessary.
    He doesn't need an 8-core bud. His FX 6300 already smokes the APU that either of the new consoles use by a fairly large margin. The on'es in PS4/XB1 are more or less high spec laptop parts. And having said that, there's rumours that they're only running around 1.6Ghz compared to the 3.5Ghz stock speed of the FX 6300, which can be overclocked to at least 4.2/4.4Ghz. So no matter how it's cut, Skiddy's CPU is much better than either of the consoles.

    And hell, my CPU is only a quad core but it utterly destroys a large majority of CPU's out there. So it doesn't matter if his is 6, it's still better than the 8 in the consoles.
  5. Loore said:
    SSD, although expensive really do add a lot to performance from my perspective. Having used one in my new laptop I can't imagine going back to life without one. Even if you can find a cheap one and just use it to place your OS on, worth it in my opinion.
    Completely agree! When I got my laptop about 2 months ago, the first thing I did was buy a 1TB hybrid SSHD (and another 4GB of RAM) for it. It actually boots faster than my main rig with that drive :)

  6. Oooh. Would love to get some feedback from some people who know what they're doing like you guys.

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 (Not over-clocked)
    Graphics Card: 1x Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7750 (Also not over-clocked)
    Mobo: M5A97 R2.0
    Ram: 1x 8GB Corsair 1600Mhz DDR3
    HDD: 1x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue
    Fan: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2
    PSU: Corsair 430W Bronze Plus...yadda yadda..
    OS: Windows 7
    Screens: 1x 1080p TV, 2x (4:3) 1280 x 1024 screens. (SoftTH all the way! Other than new games :/)

    Think that's it.

    Was aiming for a budget rig to build last Christmas, building it myself, of course. Totaled around £400-500. 

    If I were to upgrade, what needs it the most? Would love a SSD, but Price/GB is painful. And would love another GPU but my mobo would need replacing if I wanted to Crossfire efficiently. And more RAM isn't needed? Also don't know if overclocking is a good idea? Would it actually benefit me much? I really don't know whats best, so would be really great if someone could point me in the right direction. :D Thanks.
    No need for more RAM, and your CPU is fine, the FX series are good for overclocking. Though with that cooler (I used the same one as a temp between switching from AMD to Intel) I wouldn't recommend overclocking much past 3.9/4.0Ghz.

    An SSD would boost your performance (mostly in Windows though, games seem roughly on par between my SSD and HDD), but honestly, a new GPU would be the best way to go for you bud. 

    No need to replace your mobo though, crossfiring another 7750 wouldn't give you as much of a performance boost as having a single powerful card would. It really depends on your budget, and what kind of games you'd be playing. Also what kind of performance you want from those games. 
    If you wanted to stick with and AMD card I'd say any of these cards (listed in order of price, cheapest to most expensive) 7850, R9 270, 7870, R9 270X, R9 280, R9 280X.
    If you wouldn't mind switching to Nvidia, I'd say 650 Ti Boost, 660, 660 Ti, 760, 770.

    The only trouble with switching to a higher spec GPU is that your 430w PSU may not handle it. Saying that though, I was able to run an FX 8320 and a GTX 660 on the same PSU as yours with no problems :)

  7. Built a gaming PC rather than waste money on a 'next gen' console. Gonna restart the PC thread later :p
    so did I not saying I won't change over 3eventually but I decided to stick with a system that can play backwards games when I want
    Same, but the only reason I'd get another console is if the price drops below £300 before F1 2014 is released (unlikely) so that I could keep racing the same guys I'm racing in the VRL 360 league.


    I picked PC.  I am sure it was in jest however I did shudder at the master race bit however. :(

    Completely disappointed with the weak specs of both of the "next gen" consoles however so I didnt have much choice, they are struggling to hit 60fps / 1080p.

    I will miss some of the exclusive titles however, but free online and way cheaper games more than make up for it over all..


    Completely in agreement. The specs are far too low for the "next gen" tag and paying £40 to play online for a year is a joke. Plus games that are nearly £50 a pop is just too much.
  8. Oh man lol. It just got under my skin with the amount of spam, got to the point where I couldn't put up with it and just stopped playing entirely :s
    glad I don't have that game then
    It's a really good game bud, I could happily recommend it to any South Park fan, it's just that one character completely ruins the game and makes it horrible to play when he does his thing.
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