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ELITED » Docked at Jaques Station

Posted by Roguey on Friday 9th December, 2016 | Comment 0 comments

Around 9:40pm last night I completed the last part of my Colonia trip. This final run was between Polo Harbour to Jaques Station, which lasted around two and half hours. Jaques Station is around 4.7k ly from Polo Harbour. Generally this trip went fairly smoothly, apart from the route planner taking ages to work-out the path.

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The whole journey lasted just under 12 hours, which I think is pretty good (averaging 2,000ly per hour). Anyway, so im finally at Jaques Station, but having a rest for a few days.


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ELITED » Made it to Gagarin Gate

Posted by Roguey on Thursday 8th December, 2016 | Comment 0 comments

On the 6th Dec (Tuesday night at around 10:45pm) I started the long journey to Colonia. Just after an hour I reached the first check-point - Hillary Depot (which is around 2,200ly from the home-bubble). So the next day Wednesday I carried on my journey.

The next place to reach was Amundsen Terminal (in Lagoon Sector NI-S b4-10). This took around an hour and 10 minutes. I must admit my landing wasnt the best because there are some very large mountains which surround the base - making it tricky to land.

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After which it was time to travel to the next location - Eagle's Landing (Eagle Sector IR-W d1-117). This took another hour and 20 minutes. I did suffer some minor damage through this trip because I think I went too near a star. Nothing else bad happened and I reached the base.

So the final part of the journey on Wednesday was to reach Gagarin Gate (Gru Hypue KS-T d3-31 system). I did seriously consider going to Sacaqawea Space Port first but when looking at the map it seemed a little off-course, so I opted for Gagarin Gate instead. This was by far the worst part of my journey, as it lasted just under 4 hours alone!

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So yesterday I put in 6 hours, and managed to reach Gagarin Gate from Hillary Depot. The whole ... Read more





ELITED » First check-point reached

Posted by Roguey on Wednesday 7th December, 2016 | Comment 0 comments

So last night I started the long trip to Colonia. After an hour I managed to reach the first check-point or base at Blu Thua AI-A c14-10, A 4A (called Hillary Depot). This is around 2,200ly from the home bubble;

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So this puts me around 10% of the way of Colonia. Hopefully the trip will remain easy going. I want to say a big thanks to buht cheeks (I didnt pick the name) giving me advice on my youtube video. If progress remains at this rate, I should reach Colonia in 5 hours of game-play time. How that works out in real-life is another matter.

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ELITED » Heading to Colonia

Posted by Roguey on Tuesday 6th December, 2016 | Comment 0 comments

A few days ago I created a video saying that I was interested in traveling to Colonia (the new settlement which is around 22,000ly away from home area). After posting the video, a few commanders said I should make the journey. So for the past few days ive been preparing my ship for the long road ahead. The main thing I had to do is to boost the FSD range (originally I had 21y).

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After gaining favor with an engineer and getting him to upgrade my drive, I am now ready to head out. I will be using the following build, after I was advised by a couple commanders (in my Preparing for Colonia video). I now have a 50ly range, as I traded 5ly for an extra fuel tank.

So on the 6th Dec 2016, at 10:30pm - I am starting the long process from Deciat, to the first check-point at BLU THUA AI-A C14-10.

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Order of 10: Origins Sweepstakes winner?

Posted by Roguey on Saturday 1st October, 2016 | Comment 0 comments

A month ago nvidia ran a competition where you had to solve a series of daily puzzles. In-return you were to be entered into a free-prize draw to win a range of things, including a pc, graphics cards (1070/1080's) and a couple of games. I solved each puzzle but didnt expect to hear anything again - the chances of winning these things is astronomically small but might as well give it ago eh? someone has to win, right?

I was contacted on Friday 2nd September 2016 to say I had won fourth prize;

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However to this day (1st October) I havnt been contacted about the prize (a month later). I know its not that big of deal in the grand-scheme of things, but still it would of been nice. Ill update this post should anything change in the future.

[Update - 14th Oct] I have now posted onto nvidia UK Facebook page to see if I get any response Cry

[Update - 20th Oct] I have finally received my code 7 weeks after being told I had won a code. Thanks nvidia.

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Going 7 meters with 4:4:4 / 4k@60hz

Posted by Roguey on Sunday 14th August, 2016 | Comment 0 comments

Over the past week or so, I have been looking into a HDMI cable for 4:4:4 / 4k@60hz with a length of around 6+ meters. I know that over 5 meters is pushing it somewhat; but in my situation I required a longer cable. The first cable I tried was with a standard HDMI cable from ebay (which I found out later was 30AWG). This cable had problems with anything higher than 4:2:0 - every 5-10 seconds the picture would cut-out and it would have corruption (a series of green dots). I also had the 5 meter version of the same cable, which did work without a problem oddly (at 4:4:4, 4:2:2 or RGB). I did try and add a picture here but its hard to show you random flashing pixels on a screen.

So I had a look around the net, there seem to be two popular choices; IBRA High Speed PRO or a Kabeldirekt. At a push I could get my cable length down to 6 meters, but would mean things were a bit tight. So I had a good look through the reviews on Amazon for both cables. There were few people who said both cables struggled doing 4:4:4 at 4k@60fps even with a 5 meter cable. I was willing to try a 6m Kabeldirekt cable because I thought if 5 meters could work correctly, surely one extra meter should work correctly? So an little time ago an order was placed with Amazon. However 3+ days later, and it wasn't dispatched (since we aren't Amazon Prime ... Read more





New architecture or not..

Posted by Roguey on Friday 1st July, 2016 | Comment 7 comments

During the past couple of months ive been following both nvidia and AMD new GPU architecture (Pascal/Polaris). Ive been running a 4k setup since Christmas and my single 980ti was struggling (often seeing 30-40fps). So I wanted to improve on that.

The first of the two - Pascal came out just over a month ago. I was excited at first - as I thought the new architecture should be a huge leap forward. We been stuck on a 28nm manufacturing process for long time - which has made some gpu's get pretty big (and costly to make). So with nvidia new 16nm manufacturing process; the chip could be much smaller, faster and maybe even a lower price. So after nvidia press event, I saw an MRRP of $699. Id hope this would translate into around £400 (UK pound). Sadly this wasnt the case, and the dollar sign was pretty much swapped for the pound sign. I did check a lot of benchmarks - the 1080 did offer more performance but at an higher price (£650). Basically rather than drop the old-line of gpus, nvidia priced them above. For me this made them too expensive, seeing that one card wouldnt be able to deal with 4k@60fps (so 1080 in SLI - which would set me back over £1,300!). I did hear about the 1080 thermal throttling back to its base-clock after 10mins (not sure how true that is).

I was also keeping an eye-out for Polaris - it didnt ... Read more





I can Bailey believe it – update on Overclockers

Posted by Roguey on Friday 22nd April, 2016 | Comment 0 comments

During the past week or two, you may I read about the troubles I had with my Zotac 980Ti AMP, if not seen it, look here – no need to repost. At the end of the situation I felt I had to take matters into my own hands, which I knew might void the warranty - something I didn’t want to do (but felt I had little choice). So I left a pretty bad review for Overclockers.co.uk, thinking that was that.

After doing so, James Bailey (the Returns Manager) contacted me and wanted to sort the problem out – he wasn't happy seeing my low review. It's not something I wanted to do either - I would much prefer to post when a company does sometimes good. I don't normally post reviews, as feel you only get to know what a company is like after something has gone wrong.

We spoke on the phone – the guy was very understanding and helpful. I understand problems do creep up no matter what you do, so I am kind-of understanding person myself. After a couple of days, the old card had gone back and a new replacement was being sent. He allowed me to swap from Zotac, to an EVGA card. I had lost my confidence with Zotac due to the poorly written emails, and bad thermal paste application I saw.

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So now I have a new card; [b]GeForce GTX 980Ti Superclocked ... Read more






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