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  1. Well well. That kinda ups the ante... It never occurred to me to go the 2x970 route but there are some benefits to it. These charts make me think it may be a good idea... http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_970_SLI/20.html I am a simracer and the really big deal for me is that I can sustain 65-70fps on a triplescreen rig. This is because I record my races and need to sustain 60fps to ensure no jerkiness which cuts in when it drops below 60. I have to dial back the effects to ensure this doesnt happen. So, whilst 100fps is overkill for most, for me it gives me plenty of headroom. Obviously the game needs to be SLI optimised, but when it is, say here, http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_970_SLI/12.html it starts to make sense. Check out the 5760x1080 results. A 980 gets 67 frames, that's good but with the dxtory overhead that will get pretty close to 60 and trouble. Plus, they use a 4770, mine's a 3570K overclocked. Downside - non optimised games are gonna be lower than the 980? The single 980 is cheaper, plus I could SLI later if I wanted to. Also, I have a gold certified 850w PSU. Will that be enough juice for SLI? Oh, the pain of a decision...
  2. I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a 980. Good time to buy or wait a bit? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Recommend Me Something Please.

    Grid: Autosport seems to run OK on lower end systems and has a career mode for you to tool round in. Just check the minimum specs against your laptop's.
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    What's your media server

    Win7 box running Plex, pointing to a NAS (QNAP TS-469L) with my media store on it. Cant speak highly enough of Plex. Apps for all platforms, server runs faultlessly, auto downloads metadata for all files, search function is very powerful, nicely organised, and most importantly, all my file formats work. Forgot to mention, I use a Roku for getting the content to the telly. That is also win.
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    Anand Moves On

    Yep, a fav site of mine too. Going to bigger things by the looks. Good for him.
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    AtomicF1 GP2 Season 3

    Speaking of Alan Jones, I found this link about the FW07 he drove to a world championship. Some great facts in there. http://www.motorsportretro.com/2010/03/ala...d-at-sotherbys/
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    [PC] Atomic Dirt 3 Championships

    So what's the go, are we racing this weekend? I wants me some cat and mouse action.
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    Assetto Corsa

    Yeah, but what are you gonna do tomorrow? :P
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    AtomicF1 GP2 Season 3

    Nobody knows why.
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    Assetto Corsa

    Why wont they take my money? WHY?!?
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    Assetto Corsa

    So, what's the latest news here? Supposedly pre-orders were meant to start this month. There is only a week to go in September and I wants my precious.
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    AtomicF1 GP2 Season 3

    I'm definitely going, so it would be great to catch up. At this stage it is just me, can't convince Mrs Plod to be interested. Although, she might come for a day or something. Not to worry, that ain't gonna stop me, I'm doing the full weekend.
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    AtomicF1 GP2 Season 3

    I offered to hold onto it for him, but sadly no. So have you done the protection coat yet Flouncy?
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    AtomicF1 GP2 Season 3

    Also, just a quick vid of what the game room looked like. Shoulda taken more footage of the game in action for you all, but hey, it's a taste. You can see Lambo busily trying to set the fastest lap around Brands Hatch...
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    AtomicF1 GP2 Season 3

    All will be revealed soon ... :) but yeah, we did ask that question! Oh and one other thing. Even though it was a game, when you are driving AJ's car around Brands Hatch and you have the man himself standing over your shoulder watching, it is farking intimidating. But he comes up to me at the start of the interview and says 'I saw you driving just before, you were doing really well". Fucking yeah...