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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Dark Souls on: February 11, 2014, 09:20:08 PM
Turtle I'm with you. There was seldom enough feedback for me to learn enough to progress at a steady rate. But Dark Souls has divided people like this from the onset.
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Dark Souls on: February 11, 2014, 05:14:57 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on February 11, 2014, 04:41:57 PM

As you learn to the play the game that happens less often as well.  The game teaches you to be cautious and alert to your surroundings.  Usually if you die, outside of a boss fight, it's because you've gotten careless.

I would say I got about 30% of the way through and never quite got to that point. And then some of the bosses seemed impossible. It really bummed me because I wanted to love it but it just got to be too much work, for me anyway.
43  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: February 11, 2014, 04:53:43 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on February 11, 2014, 04:02:09 AM

Quote from: Greg Wak on February 10, 2014, 05:39:13 PM

Just wanted to say my i7 4770K and PNY GTX 770 with 8 gigs of Ram on an Asus Z87-plus board is working very nice. Playing AC-BF maxed, even if "only" at 1650x1080 is perfectly fluid and whisper quiet. All I could have asked for. Nice to not have to worry about game specs for a while.

Nice to see you are happy with it. I just put in my order for my new rig, same processor and motherboard but a GTX 780 video card instead. I also went with the 750 watt power supply. And I broke down and got a 480GB SSD for the OS and games, the rest on the HDD. Now I just have to wait a couple of weeks...  Roll Eyes

What rez do you like to game at? Just curious. Since I have no desire to fork over for a new monitor I'm at 1650x1080 and my 770 is breezing through everything with all effects maxed. But then, I don't have Crysis 3 yet!
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Dark Souls on: February 11, 2014, 01:28:25 PM
Don't know how you guys did it. While I loved the look, feel and action of the game the dying over and over and repeating and not feeling like I was making much progress made me shelve it.
45  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: February 10, 2014, 05:39:13 PM
Just wanted to say my i7 4770K and PNY GTX 770 with 8 gigs of Ram on an Asus Z87-plus board is working very nice. Playing AC-BF maxed, even if "only" at 1650x1080 is perfectly fluid and whisper quiet. All I could have asked for. Nice to not have to worry about game specs for a while.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/10) on: February 10, 2014, 01:34:37 PM
I might get Castlevania since Steam has a nice sale. I have to try the demo tonight to see how it is on KM.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 2/7/14 on: February 08, 2014, 03:56:06 PM
AC iv Black Flag. Just got to Havana. Not really into it yet and the collectable stuff just makes me sigh, but I'm sure I'll like it more as I progress.
48  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: radeon or NVIDIA ? intel or AMD ? (New PC) on: February 08, 2014, 03:48:28 PM
I just put a rig together myself 2 weeks ago. Intel has the inside track for CPU's and has for a while. Best bang for the buck is an i5. It's the same as an i7 without hyperthreading and there is a good deal of debate weather games in the future will make use of that or not.  While it seems AMD is better at the top end for gpu's, I have heard they run hot and loud. That said somebody here just put one in and I haven't seen any complaints so far. I got a Nvida GTX 770 and finished up Far Cry 3 on max and started AC Black Flag maxed with no issues and very quiet. Ram you are fine with 8 for the forseeable future. One thing with Cyberpower. I looked up reviews on the base mobo they use in most of their middle and cheaper builds. It had really terrible reviews across the board. Not sure how relevant that is, just be careful.
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 05, 2014, 12:27:05 AM
That trailer was awesome. Maybe one can say the graphics are okay but not cutting edge, but that's about it. Nothing in that looked cramped to me. I know you can make trailers to be deceiving, but that looked like a lot of fun to me. I think though, that the negative people already have their knives out and will probably savage the game no matter how it plays.
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Annual Installments discussion on: February 04, 2014, 04:11:01 PM
Seems lame to me. I burned out on CoD a long time ago. The only yearly franchise I play is AC. And sine I wait for the price to hit $10 on sales it's usually 1.5 yrs or so between games. I will play 3 and 4 close together this year since I got 4 for free with my new video card. I love RPG's enough that I would probably play those as soon as they come out but for a whole host of reasons they don't do those yearly. It really does surprise me that people buy sports games every year.  Only thing I would think you would need would be current rosters. Scanning reviews it doesn't seem like they improve the game in terms of making them more realistic every year.
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you wish you could get into but can't on: February 02, 2014, 01:53:22 PM
I guess I should add flight sims. I really want to like them, but it takes so long to learn how to fly. With my new rig I just dl'ed the free version of Rise of Flight. Tried for about an hr to get through the first lesson(flying in a straight line through rings) and still get in spins and crash repeatedly.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you wish you could get into but can't on: February 01, 2014, 12:50:47 AM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on February 01, 2014, 12:02:55 AM

Minecraft. I just don't get what the point is, much less the cult-like appeal.

I never wished I could get into Minecraft. One screenshot of that pixelated blobby mess was enough for me. Kudos to the guy that made it for creating generational wealth though.
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you wish you could get into but can't on: January 31, 2014, 09:12:38 PM
God I can never get enough RPG, I finish them all!

I wish I could get into multiplayer for BF4 or COD. But all the talk of snotty teen players, cheaters, and dying repeatedly within seconds keep me away from it. ARMA as well.

I do intend to get into Crusader Kings at some point, but the tutorial was somewhat intimidating.
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/31/14 on: January 31, 2014, 06:25:17 PM
Sunday is lost to the super bowl. Other than that, finishing up FC3, anxious to start ACiVBF. Enjoying playing everything cranked on my new self built rig.
55  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: January 31, 2014, 01:49:26 PM
Thanks so much! Low side of normal works for me!
56  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: January 30, 2014, 08:14:03 PM
Thanks for the interest Tongue Took me 5.5 hrs to put it all together. The in Win case, while awesome, had a manual the consisted of 10 pictures with almost no words. Having never done this before, I struggled. The stuff I thought would be scary/hard, like putting the cpu in the socket and the fan on and the mobo lined up and in the case, turned out to be fairly straight forward. The hard stuff was all the case headers and fan wires and figuring out for sure where they plug into on the mobo. So the big moment comes, I power it up, it lights up and spins up and....the monitor stays dark. Ooops, I have the DVI cable hooked up to the mobo not the 770gtx. power down, move it, power up, and everything is golden. Get 7.1 64 bit installed, great. reload my stuff, well, some winds up all over the place but it's okay. Take out the ASUS disc and load the drivers, it says it will reboot the system several times in the process. All proceeds well until....the last reboot, where my USB ports all go away. ARRRGHH!!! Much research on the IPAD later, it's a known issue, bad USB driver on the disc. So how to get a new one in there with no M/K. Well, there is a PS2 port. I have an old PS2 keyboard at work. Bring it home, can't quite navigate the web with no mouse. So I get a PS2 splitter. Was sure I had the answer. Nope, devices didn't like the splitter, wouldn't work. So while staring at the windows log in screen with the mouse in the ps2, I see the "make windows easier" or whatever button in the lower left. Click on it, oh my, use windows without a keyboard. Boom, get to ASUS, load an updated driver, all fixed.

So far very cool quiet stable system. CPU at 30c at idle. Haven't stressed it yet, just about to start it.

Just played Far Cry 3 for an hr + on max. I happened to be in the middle of the game when I built the rig, wouldn't have neccessarily been my first choice, but it does look fun. CPU was 54C and GPU was 74. The 74 made me a tad urpy but looking on line it seems in line with norm. I think I'm good.
57  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: January 28, 2014, 07:57:23 PM
Thanks for the help. No way am I looking to OC until I'm sure I have everything stable and back in place.
58  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: January 28, 2014, 05:57:07 PM
so you just power up the computer and put the window disc in the drive right away?
59  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: January 28, 2014, 05:41:35 PM
There is already an OS on the HD. It's a brand new MOBO so I would guess it's the usual order, USB, optical, HD.
60  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: January 28, 2014, 01:42:33 PM
Parts are on the UPS truck and out for delivery!
Some more help please. I do have a non OEM version of Windows 7 I will be installing. I'm reusing my current HD. So what happens when I first power up? Will it ask for the OS DVD?
61  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: January 28, 2014, 03:01:49 AM
I thought of that JCC, but I'm so on the fence. However, the only thing I really care about is playing games with the detail cranked, and OC'ing won't make much of a difference one way or the other. But then I think I have a K version for no reason.
62  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: January 28, 2014, 12:50:24 AM
Goddammit, fine. Should have done this bit of homework earlier. All my parts are coming tomorrow. I hadn't ordered an aftermarket cooler because I hadn't done that part of the research yet. I had kind of settled on the Evo 212 or the silvertone arctic but going around today I discovered that nobody here stocks anything. Bestbuy is a sad joke. Two local shops turned out to be just repair shops that hardly stock any parts. Microcenter it is, but thats a 45 min drive with no traffic. As ugly as that is, I'm not sitting around for 2-3 days with all my parts waiting for a fan to come in.
63  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: January 27, 2014, 06:23:10 PM
Yeah but since I have the "K" version I may as well push it a bit.
64  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: January 27, 2014, 01:49:48 PM
Thanks for the tips!  Is the default cooler really that bad?
65  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: January 26, 2014, 09:24:13 PM
Parts are coming Tuesday!!! Went with i7 4770K after all that. Found it at Microcenter for $279.   So looking forward to building my first rig. Famous last words. eek
Also got a free copy of AC IV.  Love the series. wouldn't have played it til 2015 when it hit my price point.
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: January 24, 2014, 09:05:09 PM

Quote from: farley2k on January 24, 2014, 08:45:25 PM

Eurogamer preview

Doesn't seem very encouraging. 

Could be a fun game, it just won't be Thief.  Which is kind of a shame.
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/24/14 on: January 24, 2014, 09:03:51 PM
Far Cry 3. In the sweet spot now. I enjoy taking over bases and blowing things up with the RPG.
68  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: January 24, 2014, 01:43:01 PM

Quote from: Mystic95Z on January 24, 2014, 12:02:07 PM

I'd go with the K version of the cpu, they are unlocked and easily overclock quite a bit on air cooling. My i5 2500k (3.3ghz) runs stable at 4.2ghz with just air cooling.

Do you just overclock in the bios? I've never tried to OC anything before.
69  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New rig on: January 23, 2014, 10:46:53 PM
Thanks Turtle!
70  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / New rig on: January 23, 2014, 02:53:05 PM
Parts that aren't listed here are being swapped over from my old rig as I'm-gulp- putting this together my self. Any thoughts/critiques are welcome:

Intel core i5 4670 Haswell 3.4 gigHz LGA 1150.
ASUS Z87-plus LGA 1150 Intel Z87
PNY VCGGTX 7702XPB-OC
G. Skill sniper series 8GB 2x4GB 240 pin DDR3 2400 desktop memory
 Antec True power classic series TP-750c 750W 80 plus gold certified power supply
IN WIN GRone White .8mmm SECC steel ATX Full tower computer case.

I know it's all compatible and the PS may be a bit of an overkill. Just wondering if it looks like a decent set up.
71  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Intel i5 vs i7 on: January 22, 2014, 09:54:11 PM
Good Lord there is a great deal of debate on i5 vs i7 for gaming. Tons of people on both sides. I have no idea what to do. I don't like spending  for nothing but $100 over the life of the computer is trivial. Half the people say hyperthreading does not will not help in games, and the other half say you are crazy of course it does. I certainly don't need a beast machine I just want stuff to run smooth. Some even say hyperthreading can cause small microstutters. My head hurts. retard
72  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Intel i5 vs i7 on: January 22, 2014, 09:41:36 PM
Interesting points, Turtle. Made me rethink a bit. For $100, maybe I will just play it safe.
73  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Intel i5 vs i7 on: January 22, 2014, 08:11:26 PM
I don't know Turtle. I found a site-Puget computers I think- where they compared i5 to i7 rather extensively. They were pretty identical in terms of features and instruction sets except i7 had hyperthreading, which is more for multitasking and games don't use. At least that was my take away. I'm running a core 2 duo with a nvidia 460 so it's time to do something.
74  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Intel i5 vs i7 on: January 22, 2014, 03:51:53 PM
trying to put a system together with a reasonable budget. Going to actually try and build one myself. Research seems to show that the i5 4670 offers the best bang per dollar. But then I see the recommended specs for thief is an i7. I'm certainly not building a system for thief, but if games are already listing i7 in recommended, it makes me wonder if I would be hamstringing myself. Thoughts?
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Banner Saga on: January 22, 2014, 01:09:38 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on January 22, 2014, 12:38:39 PM

For veteran strategy game players, would you recommend the game be played on normal difficulty, or hard difficulty?

I would play it on hard. I played on normal and did not have much of a challenge until the last battle. Keep in mind it's a pretty linear game with check point saves so if you lose you pretty much have to live with the results unless you want to go far back.   
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (01/20) on: January 20, 2014, 10:12:15 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 20, 2014, 06:48:58 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on January 20, 2014, 06:14:33 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 20, 2014, 06:10:02 PM

Just ordered a new gaming PC last night, so I'm tapped out.

Whatcha getting Gratch? I've been pricing them out myself.

Not buying anything. All set with FC3 for a bit.

I got this system from Cyberpower PC.  They were having some really good sales for the MLK holiday, looks like they run through today. smile


I saw those sales. great deals. I'm just not quite ready yet icon_frown
That system should rock!! I heard the vc is somewhat loud, hope it's not that true in your case.
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Banner Saga on: January 20, 2014, 06:29:25 PM
Finished. Have to say I'm a tad disappointed. Should have stuck to my policy of not buying a game till it hits $10. The RPG portion of this was pretty sparse and over all it's been forever since I finished a game in 6 days. So it was way short. But I did enjoy myself while I played so it wasn't a waste by any means. And I give them credit for this as well: Easy mode was easy. I had tried the last battle on normal 3 times and couldn't beat it. Probably would have eventually but didn't want to. Easy took it right down. Nice.
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (01/20) on: January 20, 2014, 06:14:33 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 20, 2014, 06:10:02 PM

Just ordered a new gaming PC last night, so I'm tapped out.

Whatcha getting Gratch? I've been pricing them out myself.

Not buying anything. All set with FC3 for a bit.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/17/14 on: January 17, 2014, 03:59:01 PM
The Banner Saga. Really getting into it now.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Banner Saga on: January 16, 2014, 07:55:24 PM
I'm slowly falling in love with this. Was a bit disappointed at first as it seemed a lot simpler than I thought and mostly storytelling. But as you get into it nd are forced to make tough choices and trying to decide where to spend your upgrade points it gets a lot more interesting and I'm getting invested. Definitely not for twitch gamers or players with short attention spans, since I'm neither of those I'm having a lot of fun with it.
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