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  1. Scott


    I had an annoying issue tonight with iRacing and it sent me down a rabbit hole. I thought I would share some tweaks that I've employed to get things running optimally. As always, your mileage may vary but if you're experiencing frame drops or little annoyances, this may just help. Note that I...
  2. Scott

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Flight Simulator 2024

    So it's getting pretty close now and I thought I would start a new thread with some various snips of information that I've been viewing. From what I can understand, it's still going to require quite heavy duty hardware but that hardware will now garner you an even better experience than ever...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Why more than one storage drive?

    I've been meaning to put something like this together for a while. In recent weeks I've found myself writing this more and more so thought I would just post my thoughts in a thread that I could link to. So the reason for this thread is to try and give insight as to the reasoning behind having...
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    I've not played any of the F1 games at all, I had been waiting on 22 coming down in price to get it now that it supports VR. I just spotted a few vids showing the preview of 2023 and it looks stunning. It's a fairly well performing game at the best of times so hopefully this continues.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST A day in the life - VR Fun

    As always, a new toy (PC) has re-invigored my passion for VR. I've been tweaking and finalising various settings etc and now it's time to actually play the thing. While mucking around I played with some fun stuff too, custom avatars in Beat Saber being one, so thought I would share. Still one of...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST X670e ASUS DOCP/EXPO Profile Trials & Testing Results

    DISCLAIMER: None of the below is intended to be a guide. It's for information and insight only. Any updates required to the BIOS must be cleared with PCS in order to avoid any warranty issues. Now that it seems we have a relatively stable BIOS for the AM5 lineup I thought I would do some...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST The Forest, Sons of the Forest

    Anyone had a go at this? I saw a clip of the latter yesterday and I thought it looked good. Atmosphere seemed tense with a good mix of action and horror in play. I really enjoyed stranded deep so this seemed like another level altogether. Strangely I hadn't even heard of them until now though...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST MSFS - Installation Size (Heads up)

    I was doing a little clean up operation and noticed that my primary drive was getting far more full than I expected. I went to the usual suspects, Recycle Bin, Old Installation Files, etc..... but I was still sitting with over 300GB used. Eventually I whittled it down to the...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Shift ATX3.0 PSUs - Hopefully coming to a build near you.

    These look the part. A little more than the current RMx PSUs but not by much. Pretty much expected for the latest and greatest I guess.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST AM5 non-X - 7600 What a chip!

    The 7600 is just a shining light in this bunch. But... 100% CPU load with a 40 degree max temp with Prime95? That's wild! These chips are absolutely ideal for small form factor. Just need a relatively cool GPU and you could have a tiny gaming PC
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Pay-To-Win.... 144hz vs 390hz

    Nothing that most of us don't already know but always good to see some semi-responsible examples from Linus.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Gaming Moguls - Cross Platform Ownership, where are we?

    More and more when I'm gaming I always feel irked about changing between platforms for different games. It absolutely does my nut in. How far away are we from gaming Netflix? Is it something that's even in the works? My current game is The Witcher. It's taken me long enough but I'm a few hours...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Merry Christmas & Happy New Year All

    Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you and your families are all safe, well and spoiled over the holidays. All the very best for 2023 when it comes :) I'm getting in early as the next few days are madness for me :D
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Can we ditch the banner or make it configurable to members?

    It's so distracting and it's taking up half my screen between the headers before hitting any content (at 1080p). I understand the promotion but I feel it's far too intrusive, it's actually putting me off every time I click onto the site now. Even if there was an option for registered members to...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    No.... really! This popped up in my feed last night. Couldn't believe it. Really took me back, I'll need to watch the movie again. It doesn't seem particularly original, no real surprise, but it's definitely a new angle/costume to the genre :D
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Next Generation VR - What's the hold up?

    I had a play with my Oculus Quest 2 this eve. Successfully running it completely with my sim-rig. This is a little bitter sweet. On one hand, it offers a completely untethered experience in my sim racing. Visually, it's not quite as good and it doesn't have the same FOV.... but for sheer pick it...
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    I've never bothered with any of the F1 racing games up till now. Without VR they just won't do it for me as once you've gone VR, you can't go back IMO. After the race today I thought I would have a look and see what the current lay of the land was with the F1 franchise.... only to find that...
  18. Scott


    I've been on and off the snooker this week. Always been a big fan but I've struggled with timing in recent years. I've caught some great matches, so if the rest has been anything like what I have witnessed it's been a fantastic tournament. I've always said that Stephen Hendry is the best player...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Keep this in mind before you upgrade your RAM

    I was literally just about to hit the button to purchase 32GB of Corsairs RGB RT 3600Mhz CL16 (it's purdy) when I thought I would just double check the AMD 7000 series future expectations. I knew that DDR5 was obviously going to be on the cards but I didn't realise that Intel is, likely, the...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Homebrew Home - Getting there

    I've been working really hard in my house. I moved in in Feb and I feel like I've done nothing so I've been ripping up room by room. Unfortunately I've ended up overwhelmed but everyone loves a challenge. Some of you may remember that I'm into homebrew. I've got a storage type room above my...