By: Grant | July 18, 2016

Hey everyone! Just thought I would let you all know I have recently updated my RIG. Things are going well as I have replaced my power supply from a 750w BeQuiet! to a 1600W EVGA Supernova G2. I have also added another 2 graphics cards, giving me 3 x R9 290x in total! One of which is water-cooled the other 2 are a reference design, however I have ordered the brackets to allow for closed loop cooling on these as well.

With the addition of graphics cards came the addition of heat which i have helped try and solve by upgrading to a larger case with more airflow. I have gone from my Corsair Carbide 300r to a nice big CoolerMaster Haf X, with 3 x 200mm fans, 1 on the front, 1 at the top and 1 at the side. CPU water cooler mounted to read in a pus...

Category: PC 

Tags: Upgrade, PC, Update 

By: Grant | April 26, 2016

Ok, Here goes.

Hi guys and girls, here is just a quick update for you. I have started making some gameplay videos, these are generally linked straight from my livesteam unless I get some time then I may try and edit them.

I am currently trying to figure out some settings to get streams to be smooth but to also record locally for the ability to edit later if i want too. Having some difficulty with this as can be seen in my most recent rocket league gameplay video.

Hopefully this will all be sorted within the next few weeks however I am quite busy with doing a loft conversion and some other household/personal things.

I'll do my best to keep you all updated.

Toodles! =D


Category: Update 


By: Grant | September 14, 2015

So so so sorry for the lack of content, been super busy with work and general life things. On the plus side though things are going well, recently purchased a new car only downside is struggling to sell my old one. An update from the GPU upgrade, checking the hardware ID it turns out the card may only be a 290 rather than a 290x however upon further research my card seems to be able to have the firmware/flash upgraded to turn it into a 290x! Another project for another day I feel.

1 project I finally half got a result from was a couple years back I noticed it on HACKADAY that a guy happened to figure out that an ipad 3 screen could be used as an external monitor using display port. I wont go into too many details but I thought it was a pret...

Category: Update 

Tags: life, update, project 

By: Grant | July 27, 2015

Hi everyone,

I did write a massive post on how I came to get the R9 290X but my work machine BSOD whilst doing so and I dont have time on lunch any more to rewrite it. I shall give a summary.

I purchased the R9 290X 4gb version second hand for £150. It came with an NZXT G10 cooler bracked + a Kraken X31. Tried the card in the sellers PC and it crashed during any slightly intensive task. Even the screensaver killed it. Tried it in my machine and the same issue. Guy offered me a full refund if the card was faulty. 

Took the card home to test, card worked fine (lots of fans pointed at it) and had an average temp of 65C Idle which crept up to 75C and 80C whilst attempting to trouble shoot. My next test was to see if the pump was working.

Unplugged ...

Category: PC 

Tags: Upgrade, NZXT, 770, r9 290x, PC, build, rig 

By: Grant | July 02, 2015


The website has launched as well as I finally got around to uploading some gaming videos to my YouTube channel.

This is mainly a test post but overall makes sure things are working correctly and can be seen! 

Category: Update 

Tags: New site, upload, test