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  • Here's exactly when Deus Ex: Mankind Divided launches

  • ISmoke 23/08/2016

    Ha. planned to get home and play and Steam refuses to download the last 3GB.

    Grrrr
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  • ISmoke 23/08/2016

    I have mine pre-loaded at home so when I get back I can jump right on.

    But it's really sunny outside :(
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  • Deus Ex Mankind Divided review

  • ISmoke 23/08/2016

    First game I've preordered in ages haven't read a single review, feature or preview on this game. Going to be completely fresh :) Reply 0
  • Destiny - The Collection includes all the expansions, costs Ł50

  • ISmoke 17/08/2016

    @VideoGameAddict25 - agreed. I bought my PS4 just for destiny but if it came out on PC tomorrow i would buy it again Reply 0
  • Nvidia Titan X Pascal review

  • ISmoke 10/08/2016

    @-Unknown- I'd take my 144Hz GSync monitor for gaming over any TV. TVs seem to be filled to the brim of horrible post processing effects.

    When I bought my new 4K TV it took me a week or so of playing Destiny to adjust to the horrible effect it had which supposedly smoothed things out.
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  • ISmoke 10/08/2016

    @VEGA - oh the temps are great but you're right it's a lot of faff and does cost a fair a bit (I could probably buy a mid range PC for the amount I've spent on cooling alone) but I've always loved the look of it. My case has a black and red theme I did put a picture up last year when I did it. It's nothing special but to me it's my pride and joy.

    I must admit though when I was leak testing it wasn't fun having a big leak directly onto my GPU lol. But that's part of the fun
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  • ISmoke 10/08/2016

    @VEGA - oh I'm not saying you can't get good overclovks with air cooling - just you can keep your stuff much cooler, granted for much more money, with water than air.

    I just love knowing my GPU doesn't go above 40. In truth I've never seen it go beyond 35! But like you said. Personal preference. I enjoy watercooling for visual asthetics more than anything else. I'm going to be challenging myself to fit 2 radiators and use hardline tubing in a small case for my next build. Exciting times ahead
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  • ISmoke 10/08/2016

    @VEGA - and to keep temps down. My 980ti would be at about 80 degrees after a few hours of BF4. Since watercooling it, it never, ever goes above 40 and that's with an additional OC beyond the factory OC. Reply 0
  • ISmoke 10/08/2016

    Very nice card. Still won't ever buy a Titan though, I don't think.

    I'll not be getting a new card for a while. My OC'd 980Ti is holding its own at 1440p for now. Doubt I'll change until I build a new PC so at earliest that'll be mid next year.
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  • Performance Analysis: No Man's Sky

  • ISmoke 10/08/2016

    I think, and I'm saying this with no intention of arguing or causing offence, the problem people have with your posts in threads like these is that the tone of your content almost sounds smug and as if you're rubbing your hands with glee that a bad product has been put out

    I'm saying this as a non important commentator just chipping in my opinion. But it does seem sometimes you are happy when a platform does badly. Perhaps it's just to agitate the rabid fanboys (on every platform) but even then, why pay them any attention?

    Truth be told, as far as Im aware you don't and have no desire to own a PS4 so that's probably what rubs some people the wrong way as you can be over critical when in reality you should just avoid content which doesn't effect you (you'll rarely see me comment on Articles that I have no interest in)


    Just an observation on my end. Nothing meant by it :)
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  • ISmoke 10/08/2016

    As a PC gamer I have to be honest. Something about rubbing a poor experience on another platform in someone's face is a bit childish and unneeded behaviour.

    I know my PC runs rings around the PS4 but I don't take any joy in reading that this game has a few flaws. There's people out there who really want to play this game and the PS4 is their only option. Hope it gets the issues ironed out sooner rather than later.
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  • Pokémon Sun and Moon: Starters, Legendaries, other new Pokémon and everything we know

  • ISmoke 17/07/2016

    Looookg forward to this. As well as transferring my mew from Yellow :) Reply +1
  • There's a new Micro Machines!

  • ISmoke 14/07/2016

    I got excited. Been saying for a few years I would like a new MM.

    But, in the words of Switch from the Matrix: "Not like this"
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  • Pokémon Go officially released in the UK

  • ISmoke 14/07/2016

    @Smallpox - there's 2? I only know of the one one the same road as Waitrose. Love a good roadhouse burger.

    Hmm, think I might have to visit bath again soon. Haven't been in a few months other then cycling to and from
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  • ISmoke 14/07/2016

    @Smallpox - they also have one of my favourite fast food burgers.

    I still frequently travel from Bristol to Bath just to get s Schwartz Bros burger
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  • ISmoke 14/07/2016

    I don't know. I should love this game. I've played every generation apart from X/Y and Pear/Diamond yet I have no desire to play this?

    I'm the kind of guy who has wracked up 7 hours this week alone breeding Pokemon to get some with perfect stats (Alpha Saphire has made breeding so easy) yet the thought of this game just seems a bit too much of a chore for me.

    I've downloaded it but when I opened it it said to create a profile and I just can't be bothered.
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  • AMD Radeon RX 480 review

  • ISmoke 30/06/2016

    @shehzaanshazabdulla - haha I don't think I'm as fussy as you in this case :P

    The 'mistake' I made with my loop is I went for bay reservoir which makes a water trickling noise. Kind of bugs me out so the next time I'm going for a tube which won't have the same noise (I hope!)
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  • ISmoke 30/06/2016

    @shehzaanshazabdulla - to be fair I can't really hear my pump (Liang D5 vario) apart from when it first starts pushing water after that it's near silent. Though it sits near the bottom of my case. Also I have 4 120mm high pressure/airflow fans set to 800rpm which is quite quiet. Reply 0
  • ISmoke 30/06/2016

    @Dinomo - a flip side to that coin. My PC is fully water cooled. Well, at least my CPU and GPU. My next build I'll even do the ram and bridges (because I want to) but I will say the loudest part of my computer is probably my reservoir and that's only because of the type I chose.

    Watercooling, imo at least, is much quiter than air and then when you consider my 980ti never goes above 40 degrees even after I've been playing for a few hours you can work out if it's worth it for you.

    It's not cheap though and involves more commitment.... But it looks super cool.... Geddit!?
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  • ISmoke 30/06/2016

    @Subzero87 - the site is dominated by console games/hardware and you're getting upset a PC of gaming Hardware is getting 'reviewed' in a gaming site for its gaming performance!?

    I do hope the 87 in you're name isn't a reference to the year in which you were born as that is a shameful amount of jealousy you are showing for what should be a 28 year old.
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  • Pokémon leak reveals bizarre new designs

  • ISmoke 30/06/2016

    There's only a few Pokemon I genuinely hate but for every shit Pokemon they release a great one.

    Yes, Pokemon Gen V gave us Chandelure but it also gave us Hydregion which has become a favourite of mine
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  • Prison Architect review

  • ISmoke 30/06/2016

    When I left my previous job I got a few steam vouchers so I thought I'd buy games I wouldn't usually buy/play. Bought this game and Stardew Valley. Haven't started PA yet as I am usually rubbish at management games but it does look quite good Reply -1
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the most ambitious Nintendo game in years

  • ISmoke 14/06/2016

    Well... it looks like the NX will be the console to buy next year. Can't wait. Reply +1
  • Bulletstorm remaster screenshots found on Xbox One E3 press USB

  • ISmoke 14/06/2016

    If this is enough to get it a sequel then yes please. Bulletstorm was horribly underrated. Reply +6
  • Ubisoft E3 2016 conference live report

  • ISmoke 13/06/2016

    I'm not the most astute chap but I'd notice a little remote control car... Reply 0
  • ISmoke 13/06/2016

    fuck me this looks boring as shit Reply 0
  • New Battlefield 1 gameplay revealed at E3

  • ISmoke 13/06/2016

    @lightyear87 - Wrong.

    Cod - Boys
    BF1 - Teenages
    Arma 3 / SQUAD - Men.
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  • Mafia 3 E3 trailer show us more of the Big Easy in action

  • ISmoke 13/06/2016

    Looking forward to it. Mafia games have always been about atmosphere for me and I feel this game will have a lot of it.

    Loved the snowy beginning in Mafia 2. Was a joy.
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  • Destiny: Rise of Iron trailer leaks

  • ISmoke 09/06/2016

    I'll get it. I always get my monies worth out of Destiny. Reply +4
  • APB Reloaded hits Xbox One - with a Ł115 "micro"-transaction

  • ISmoke 03/06/2016

    How on earth is APB still a thing!?

    I still hold a grudge against my friend who talked me into buying the original game. Shown me a video of the character creator and thought based on the quality of that the game should've been amazing.

    I don't regret many game purchases but APB is one of them
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  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands re-emerges with fresh footage

  • ISmoke 26/05/2016

    This looked so much better than the division.

    But the division burned the 'iSmoke bridge of trust'
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  • Destiny leak reveals next expansion Rise of Iron

  • ISmoke 20/05/2016

    @Bumadan

    Like hundreds of hours of game time?

    I've returned to Destiny last month and I have to admit. If it wasn't for people complaining about microtransactions I would have never noticed they were there tbh
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  • The Division has 9.5M registered users, exceeding Ubisoft's expectations

  • ISmoke 12/05/2016

    I haven't touched it since 2 weeks after release and bi desire to go back. In fact I'm trading it in tomorrow and getting the Uncharted Collection Reply +4
  • Nvidia unveils GTX 1080 and GTX 1070: a new level in GPU power

  • ISmoke 07/05/2016

    @FMV-GAMER - I probably will stick with my 980Ti for a while longer. It's not exactly a crappy card overnight

    But st least when I upgrade now I know I'll get s nice bump
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  • ISmoke 07/05/2016

    Ooh. Probably not necessary but I wonder how much I could sell my 980Ti and water block for. Reply +3
  • Windows 10 will cost $119 after July

  • ISmoke 05/05/2016

    Agreed, W10 is much better than 8 which was better than 7 Reply -26
  • In Theory: Can next-gen Nvidia tech offer Titan X power for GTX 970 money?

  • ISmoke 29/04/2016

    @Fragtaster - good morning! That's a really nice case, I've been looking at it but it's still the Arc Mini which has my heart as its really small. Coming from the 800D it's going to feel tricky building in something so tight but that's part of the fun!

    You can never go wrong with Corsair though and I'm a massive corsair fan. I'll never buy RAM or PSUs from another vendor and my Corsair Speakers (SP2500) are immense for a 2.1 set up - they even replacemed them the next day when they were a year out of warranty. You don't get Customer service like them!

    But it's the Mini I'm 100% getting. Of course it has minor caveats but they don't bother me. To fit in the 320mm and 240mm radiator you have to lose the ability for a CD drive - not had one in 4 years - and go fully SSD. But other than that the most important thing is how small it is!

    I'll tell you know, moving a ~20KG PC around is no fun lol
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  • ISmoke 29/04/2016

    @FMV-GAMER - just wish it wasn't so darn expensive. I don't have the most exotic loop by any means (CPU, GPU, Bay reservoir, 2 radiators, compression fittings and thick tubing) yet it cost upwards of Ł750. Ridiculous really. But it was something I always wanted to do :)

    If the 980Ti drops in price it would probably make more sense to just get another one of those. But if the price is relatively the same and the performance is more 1 GPU always beats 2, right?

    Also, I want to get a new, smaller, case this or next year so I have to consider what I can get to fit in there so maybe just 1 flagship GPU is more sensible. Looking to get the Fractual Designs Arc Mini R2. Significantly smaller than my Corsair 800D yet the tiny thing can fit a 360mm and a 240mm radiator. It's amazing!
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  • ISmoke 28/04/2016

    @albertino - as much as a pain water cooling is, I'll never go back to air cooling. In fact my next PC will be hardlined and I'll do the motherboard and RAM as well, just because. Reply 0
  • ISmoke 28/04/2016

    @FMV-GAMER - it's a chore and takes ages and the fun/fear factor of leak testing is never enjoyable....

    But I can't go back to air cooling. Nothing like seeing your GPU at 35 degrees under full load!
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  • ISmoke 28/04/2016

    Hmm interesting. Bought a 4K TV recently and I've been thinking of either replacing the 980ti or getting another.

    Whichever I do requires more work than I'm looking forward to. Bloody water cooling is a chore
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  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's six-minute trailer explains it all

  • ISmoke 28/04/2016

    With this and Mafia 3 out this year the only way I could be more chuffed would be if Mass Effect also snuck out

    Pokemon is the gravy. Great year for single player games :)
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  • Destiny's April update welcomes back lapsed players, for now

  • ISmoke 20/04/2016

    @bonito - I've only just got back into Destiny so there are many weapons I need to learn again.

    Makes me sad that all of my once awesome ascended VoG/CE/Exotic weapons are now useless but that's life. I couldn't keep using Fatebringer forever :lol:
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  • ISmoke 20/04/2016

    @bonito - Heh, nothing said "unlucky" like switching out your Plan C Reply 0
  • ISmoke 19/04/2016

    I've recently started playing Destiny again and I love it. I stopped just after the HoW So hadn't played in ages. Bought the division and it just felt like a less fun Destiny. "Yay, I've got my 7th Vector/M4" feels a lot less satisfying than "mother of god, I've got a hawkmoon". The guns have very little soul in TD whereas each exotic in Destihy feels... Exotic.

    Destiny has me by the balls again and truthfully it always did. The fact a shooter on console can keep me away from playing games on my PC says a lot as well. If they released it on PC today I'd buy it all over.

    Please let Destiny 2 be on Pc
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  • Batman Arkham HD Collection revealed via leak

  • ISmoke 19/04/2016

    Consoles :lol: Reply -7
  • Mafia 3 out 7th October 2016

  • ISmoke 19/04/2016

    Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

    Total lie, I was never out. I've loved the previous 2 Mafia instalments (Fuck you very much EG :p) and I couldn't stop smiling through that trailer. Can't wait.
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  • Face-Off: Microsoft Xbox Elite controller vs Razer Wildcat

  • ISmoke 17/04/2016

    @Abdu@EG - My Razer Mamba is 5 years old and has only just developed a small fault in which it very, very slowly drifts to the left when not being used.

    I know that my next mouse will also be a Mamba as to me it's perfect
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  • Here's the most streamed Spotify music on PlayStation

  • ISmoke 16/04/2016

    @Unholy_Witchcraft2 - Fair enough and I respect your stance but when you say you speak for every music enthusiast, you don't speak for me.

    Yes, in todays hip hop industry there are quite a few people who will be old news tomorrow... but there are also artists pumping out good music. Horses for courses
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  • ISmoke 16/04/2016

    @dogmanstaruk - Eh, I haven't bought Vinyl in years now. Takes up too much space and is quite pricey. Ł6 for 2 tunes or 4 WAVS? Reply -4