ShadowCaptain

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About ShadowCaptain

  • Title
    THE Captain
  • Birthday 1990-07-30

System

  • CPU
    i7 4770K
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z87-G45
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400Mhz
  • GPU
    MSI Gaming Edition 780ti
  • Case
    Corsair 300r
  • Storage
    Crucial MX100 512gb Samsung Evo 250gb, 2x 2TB Blue drives, 3TB WD Green
  • PSU
    Corsair RM850
  • Display(s)
    AOC Q2770PQU 1440p PLS + 22" 1080p Samsung
  • Cooling
    H100i
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Harmon Kardon Soundsticks III, Beyerdynamic MMX300 headset, Sennheiser Momentum On Ear, Blue Yeti Mic
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

Contact Methods

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    @ShadowPandaPC
  • Google+
    alexander.rhodes@gmail.com
  • Facebook
    www.facebook.com/shadowcaptain
  • Skype
    alexdrhodes
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    ShadowCaptain
  • MSN
    alexander.rhodes@hotmail.co.uk
  • Origin
    shadowcaptain172
  • Steam
    shadowcaptain
  • Battle.net
    ShadowCapt#2286
  • Xbox Live
    ShadowCap
  • PlayStation
    ShadowCapt
  • Website URL
  • Twitch.tv
    http://www.twitch.tv/shadowpandapc
  • Instagram
    ShadowCaptain

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Harrogate, England
  • Interests
    Gaming, photography, motorbikes and cars, airsoft, music and audio, video production - and random stuff :)
  • Biography
    Hey guys, its me Alex. I am 25, From Harrogate in the North of England. I am into gaming, tech, airsoft, motorbikes and cars, as well as an aspiring photographer/videographer. I have a YouTube channel too.

    I don't take life to seriously and I will pretty much talk to anybody about anything, you will probably see me all over the forum. Don't forget to say hi :D

    Feel free to add me on any of the social networks I have listed, and let me know who you are from the forum

    Oh and finally, I love you <3

    YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/shadowpandapc
    Support me on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/shadowpandapc
  • Occupation
    Team Leader @ Jessops

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  1. Hey guys, here is a quick review of the MSI Z270 Krait gaming motherboard - apologies for the terrible colour grading and clipped audio! Anything that could have gone wrong with this video, went very wrong indeed - hopefully its still enjoyable and educational!!! TLDR - Great priced motherboard, attractive design, wealth of features, great performance, lots of good IO Video Review Specs - Socket 1151 Intel Kaby Lake 7th Gen CPUs - 4x DDR 4 RAM slots with support for OC 3733mhz - 2x M.2 SSD slots - 6x SATA Ports with RAID (0/1/5/10) support - 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16/x0/x4, x8/x8/x4 modes) (2 Way SLI and 3 Way Crosfire supported) - Gigabit Ethernet - Audio Boost 4 Connectivity PS2 Combo port DVI 2x USB 2.0 HDMI 1.4 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB type C 4 x USB 3.1 Gigabit ethernet Mic Jack 7.1 audio Quick rundown of main features - VR Boost - Dedicated super fast USB port to drive demanding VR peripherals - Audio Boost 4 - dedicated sound card with amps to drive high impedance audiophile headphones and speakers, - Steel armour - reinforced PCI-e and RAM slots to prevent damage/sagging when using heavy heatsinks - m.2 SSD - support for two ultra fast NVME SSDs - Mystic Lighting - control all of your RGB lights and peripherals in one piece of software Quick review Honestly, not sure what more I can say about a motherboard, its not the most interesting thing to talk about, but for the money, this board is a fantastic option for most gamers out there. With support for the newest overclockable Intel CPUs, multi gpu support, NVME support, you can get some serious performance without overspending on overpriced boards with features that nobody will use I think the board is really well made, and very attractive with its white and black colour scheme. Definitely needs a nice case with a big side window to show off all the details. With RGB you could easily add in coloured components and change the lighting to suit any colour scheme! Definitely recommended as a mid range board that doesn't skimp on performance or looks
  2. KOTOR Jade Empire Dragon Age Witcher Alpha Protocol (bit poo) Deus Ex Fallout (well not quite but still)
  3. might have gone to bed actually haha
  4. I do haha
  5. Ill give it a try
  6. haha YUP Yeah I agree! Its great to have alternative options and it works great for certain things that would be impossible on a regular controller Sure, you can try, but since I still use regular controllers for PS4, Xbox, and various games, I will never really have time to make the steam controller my "go to" Ive tried plenty of configs, I just dont think I could ever like playing first or third person games with it as much as my 360 pad, for a start, the XAYB buttons are way harder to use than a regular controller, like I can press A+X when using the right stick, not possible on the steam controller, and I just dont find the touchpad to have the same "feeling" in 3rd/first person games But I do like it for some stuff
  7. New Review :D

     

     

    1. kameshss

      kameshss

      your dad plays Rocket League wow

  8. (oh I am still alive BTW for those wondering :D) I Recently picked up but the Steam Link and Steam controller in the steam sale for a really good price - both are interesting pieces of tech for sure TDLR: Steam Link = amazing must have, Steam Controller = pretty cool but not a replacement of a normal pad Video Review Steam Link First up is the steam link, this tiny apple TV-esque box sits under your TV and lets you stream any steam game on your PC directly to your TV and use any controller/K&M etc. Set up is as simple as booting up, selecting a language and connecting to your wifi/wired network. Make sure your gaming PC is turned on, and the link will automatically detect your PC and prompt you to enter a pin on your desktop - thats it , set up complete The Link will boot into big picture mode, from here, its works exactly the same as steam big picture mode on your PC, but you are basically doing it remotely, there is no real discernible lag assuming your connection is fast enough, and at 1080p streamed to your TV it looks almost as good as being natively played too! Honestly, this is a must have for any PC gamer who wants a cheap low cost, easy solution to living room gaming, only downside is its limited to 1080p, needs a decent network and the image isnt quite as sharp as a game played natively A must have IMO Steam Controller This is less of a must have, but it entirely depends on your preferences, and what kinds of games you play. Set up in steam is as simple as connecting the dongle and it basically installs itself. It works great for typing on the steam link too. The layout is strange, with some familiar features, L1/2 and R1/2 shoulder buttons, XAYB Face buttons, an analogue stick, start/select, home, but from here it differs drastically from a typical game pad, as the right analoge stick and DPAD are replaced with touch sensitive pads complete with insane haptic feedback. It also has L3/R3 buttons when you squeeze the pads under the grips! You can customise everything too Personally, i find aiming in FPS/TPS and similar games difficult with the pad, and just not as enjoyable as a typical Xbox/Playstation style pad, however it comes into its own for playing games like Civ on a TV! Honestly the steam controller is interesting. Its well built and works well, but for me personally, it will not replace a traditional game pad for all my gaming needs, especially FPS/TPS shooter style games Hope you enjoyed the review, keeping it short and sweet! Feel free to ask any questions
  9. Playing back a 4k video on a 1080p monitor still results in a shaper image, for a start YouTube plays back at a MUCH higher bitrate, and you benefit from supersampling
  10. Sure, but have you seen some of the amazing cinematography on display on youtube? especially when streaming in 4k bitrates... its pretty stunning even if its only YouTube not some shakey blurry crappy go pro footage even then there is go pro hero 4 black and hero 5 footage that looks nicer than his...
  11. Nah im still here
  12. What???? Its also 10000x better and has way more stuff to it
  13. It all depends on what you are intending to film etc not enough information
  14. No, its only within like 14 days of purchase, not like 6 years after you buy it