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  • haverfordwest
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    Understood Vern in regards the spec and yes 450W with an RTX. Might be asking a bit much though.

    I had a good Sound Blaster card in this when first bought. Which included a SB Inspire EAX 7.1 speaker system.

    When i updated my mobo and cpu in 2013, i gave the SB card to my son in law. As the mobo has built in Realtek 7.1 chip onboard.

    Don't really find much difference buddy. Came with a suite of software for adjusting all the sound options and can play anything up to 24bit, 192000 Hz quality.

    Mike.

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  • NorthernWarrior
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    Yes that @£1400 was after I downgraded my spec a bit.

    My Achilles heel on the current PC is the PSU, only 450w so putting in a RTX card might struggle.

    One thing I am considering is a separate sound card or one of those DAC devices you plug in a USB socket. Even after updating the drivers, the Realtek on board sound is a bit crap really.

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  • haverfordwest
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    What i looked at a few weeks back Vern, for a good gaming PC. Was more like £2500, which was not top of the range gaming specs. Just something to get by with, for the next couple of years. I already have 3x separate SSD drives and an old spinner drive in this pc, buddy.

    I could probably get by, with just buying a mobo, cpu combination, plus 64GB ram i have 32gb already. But the big expense would be the graphics card, for something that would be good for anything up to 10 yrs or until i fall off my perch. PSU is no problem as it is a decent 850W unit.

    Mike.

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  • NorthernWarrior
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    I was just looking at what it would cost to buy a reasonable new PC (I9 with a RTX2060, 32Gb of RAM, one SSD drive and 2 x 2Tb mechanical drives), expecting PC Specialist would come in with something decent around the £900 mark - nearly fell off my chair when the modest(ish) spec I input returned at nearly £1400. Not getting that past the wife. Guess although the hardware shortages are easing, the associated price scalping isn't.

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  • haverfordwest
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    Phil,

    is that not the 00 gauge prices. From what i have looked at the TT stuff is slightly cheaper. The starter set i would like is £195 i believe, with loco, coaches and track. Plus it is something tangible to own buddy and my youngest grandson can have it all when i kick the bucket.

    I would be looking at similar amounts of money over the next few years. Just to update this pc and keep it going. As it stands now future gaming is probably going to be very poor, with a 14 yr old base pc, which i have continually updated. Without paying shed loads of money on it.

    Mike.

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  • philskene
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    Slightly off topic --

    Mike:

    "All i can say is roll on next year when TT:120 really kicks off."

    I just went to the Hornby web site. The price of those locomotives. 145 Pounds!~! Wow. And that's before track, rolling stock, ... . Way out of my league.

    I think I'd prefer to stick with my NG24 layouts:

    Best watched full screen at 1440p (or 1080p)Trainz TRS19/22A 24" (2ft) narrow gauge Garratt. The locomotive is a fictional resin and modification by evilcro...


    Phil

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  • haverfordwest
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    Thanks Vern, never watched it buddy.

    Mike.

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  • NorthernWarrior
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    Originally posted by haverfordwest View Post

    Which movie is that Vern ?

    Mike.
    Twister.

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  • haverfordwest
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    Good info thanks Steve, better add to my wish list buddy.

    Hahahahahahaha Vern, you have to do what suits you buddy.

    Which movie is that Vern ?

    Mike.

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  • NorthernWarrior
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    Once the refund clears, I'll be getting Montana and Texas for ATS. Which is what I should have done in the first place.

    You would think I should know better by now where DTG are concerned, same old crap surrounded by hype and the verbal garbage they spew on the streams to make like everything is rosy. ATS/ETS2 and Run 8 for the next week or two, maybe with a quick glance at the Turkish route, but even that was a bit talked up really - however don't think Steam would appreciate me doing two refunds in a day!

    see that the next State in ATS is going to be Oklahoma
    Wonder if they'll have twisters in the weather! Favourite line from that movie, Bill Paxton's character's soon to be ex-fiance, "We've got cows..."

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  • ex-railwayman
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    Originally posted by haverfordwest View Post
    I will stick with £14.97 for my Texas bundle, Vern. The only thing i didn't own was a livery dlc, so i got that and Texas for 2p cheaper. Than if i had purchased Texas on it's own.
    DTG can go take a long run off a short pier.

    Mike.
    I see that the next State in ATS is going to be Oklahoma, already got it ticked in my wishlist, but, it'll probably be at least next Easter before we see it released.

    Cheerz. Steve.

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  • haverfordwest
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    Fair play Vern, i will say nothing about the actual dlc. Nobody on here wants to hear me spouting the same old rubbish.

    All i can say is roll on next year when TT:120 really kicks off.

    Be lucky buddy.
    Mike.

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  • NorthernWarrior
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    I refunded it Mike.

    Some parts okay but too many bugs and the unfinished sections/sloppy errors relegate it to at least a 50% off sale.

    Personally I think DTG have got downright lazy when it comes to what they give us with TSW -short routes, one train (which admittedly was better than some they've put out like Rivet's 150), CBA to test it properly then demand 30 quid.

    At least buying the Turkish route in TSC (okay which ain't perfect either, but only £24.99) I know part of the money will be going to the third party developer.

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  • haverfordwest
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    I will stick with £14.97 for my Texas bundle, Vern. The only thing i didn't own was a livery dlc, so i got that and Texas for 2p cheaper. Than if i had purchased Texas on it's own.

    DTG can go take a long run off a short pier.

    Mike.

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  • NorthernWarrior
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    Well I folded and bought it...

    Overall not bad and quite enjoying the 323, a bit more character than the soulless Electrostars.

    However as always the product is full of little bugs and niggles, currently being listed over at the DTG forum. As someone said over there, looks like the beta testers were asleep once more, or DTG just ignored their findings.

    So yes it's good and I'm not refunding, but not really £30 good and if they want that kind of money off me again for a new DLC they had better raise their game.

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