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Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:33 pm
by HS
19nazzy wrote:Is the 970 the one that had the VRAM issue? Where it was stated as 4 GB but couldn't actually use it.


Correct. But it is only an issue during 4K gaming -- which I don't think you or Craig will be dealing with.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:40 pm
by Craig
Now I'm back to thinking about a 290. So much cheaper.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:15 pm
by Thomas Malthus
So my brother is looking to build his first PC. I don't really know how much he knows about the different pieces of the machines (I know nothing) but I asked some more experienced friends to give me some articles and advice for him. Mainly got links to guides from Tom's Hardware and such. After sending them his way he sent me this link to his three builds he put together and asked me to check in with the experienced people I know for their thoughts. The more people the merrier and you lot sure seem to know what you're talking about, plus it fits with the current vein of conversation.

tl;dr brother is doing first build, please check out his parts lists and give feedback?

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Digitaldrew92/saved/

Cheers, gents.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:24 pm
by vonbonds
Just a few thoughts and I'm about 10 years removed from building my own rigs so take it for what it's worth.

Double the RAM, 8GB is a minimum number I'd go with these days, make it 16GB
At least get a hybrid hard drive (solid state and spinning) or a full blown SSD hard drive. Why build a computer if you aren't going to make it a quick one.
I don't know what the best video card is and he might have it. If not don't skimp on the graphics card.

Again, why build it if it isn't going to be really good. So many off the shelf systems are good enough these days.

Once that's all done get the best monitor he can afford. I always believe no matter what's going on under the covers in a computer I want to look at the best possible output/screen I can in my price range.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:43 pm
by IcE ColD
You might want to share with us what your brother wants to do with his computer (navigate web/do homeworks? lots of streaming? gaming? etc.). What he intends to do with it has a lot of impact on what we could recommend, hardware-wise.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:37 pm
by Thomas Malthus
IcE ColD wrote:You might want to share with us what your brother wants to do with his computer (navigate web/do homeworks? lots of streaming? gaming? etc.). What he intends to do with it has a lot of impact on what we could recommend, hardware-wise.


I had typed up a bit about it initially but didn't want to throw in everything but the kitchen sink :P

He has a let's play channel on youtube that he likes doing - so he makes videos of himself as he plays through games. He can only play about half of the games from this steam account: http://steamcommunity.com/id/digitaldre ... tab=recent

So he's going to want something that plays games really well but also something that can handle the video editing and stuff (I don't really know that the two are sufficiently different requirements that they'd cause problems).

He went on reddit and told me that this is what people are suggesting: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/FpRZpg

He wants to keep it within the $1000-ish range (excluding monitor).

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:16 pm
by IcE ColD
The rig looks legitimately capable of doing all that. As vonbonds said, he might want to double the RAM. He just has to make sure to install his OS on the SSD disk, keep the 1TB regular HD for storage. No clue about the Radeon graphic card, I'm an nVidia fanboy (like HS).

I think Craig and HS are probably your best bet for recommendations for a tower PC. vonbonds seems like an able body as well. I haven't bought a tower in about 15 years. :bbf:

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:01 pm
by Craig
I found this deal, which seems outstanding: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/ ... Z38vqtjcug

Those parts at NewEgg would be 525$ right now. Any reason why I shouldn't just pull the trigger now?

For video cards I've found a 290 for 315 (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/181936323880?_tr ... rmvSB=true)

or a 970 for around 360 (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... -_-Product)

I think I'm leaning toward the 970.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:25 pm
by Craig
Just for a laugh, here's my existing "gaming" computer:

Intel Core 2 duo E8500
4 gigs of some sort of RAM.
ATI Radeon 4850

Looks like I must have got it a little later than I thought. Probably late 2008.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:30 pm
by Craig
Tiger direct took forever to ship me my processor. But I finally got it today. They also randomly credited my PayPal account with like 200 bucks, to the CPU/mobo/ram ends up being like 200 bucks. If I bought it again today it would be like 500.

Now if only ncix would ship my fucking video card already.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:13 pm
by HS
Craig wrote:Tiger direct took forever to ship me my processor. But I finally got it today. They also randomly credited my PayPal account with like 200 bucks, to the CPU/mobo/ram ends up being like 200 bucks. If I bought it again today it would be like 500.

Now if only ncix would ship my fucking video card already.


Which CPU?

Also, did you get my message? I got the parts, no idea what to do with them =/

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:43 pm
by Craig
4690k

Yeah, I dunno what to do either. I mean a tray is what, 7 bucks? I can just buy a new one.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:48 pm
by HS
Craig wrote:4690k

Yeah, I dunno what to do either. I mean a tray is what, 7 bucks? I can just buy a new one.

Good choice. Surprised you got the combo for so cheap.

You could get it for 7 if you wanted. I think I have like two trays, and the pins to go with it.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:50 pm
by Craig
Well if you have an easy way to get them to me, by all means. But it doesn't seem with a special trip.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:09 pm
by HS
Craig wrote:Well if you have an easy way to get them to me, by all means. But it doesn't seem with a special trip.


We will see how my week shapes up. My girlfriend is back in the city, so I will be going down in her direction a lot this month. Just don't know when I'll be going down to the York Mills / Downtown area yet.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:09 pm
by vf
If anybody is interested Out of the Park 15 is on sale right now for 2.79.

https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/m ... 5498e57a56

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:20 pm
by HS
vf wrote:If anybody is interested Out of the Park 15 is on sale right now for 2.79.

https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/m ... 5498e57a56


Wow, that's a good deal.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:22 pm
by HS
Just brought it. Thanks for the heads up.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:08 pm
by RTWAP
Is anyone interested in playing MechWarrior Online? I paid for a Founders Pack (with a bunch of mechs and credits and such) before the game launched a few years ago but never really got into it. The account is just sitting there unused.

I'm happy to give it away.

Free.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:00 pm
by HS
Anyone playing The Division? It's really fucking good.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:57 pm
by vonbonds
HS wrote:Anyone playing The Division? It's really fucking good.

Go to the Devils video game thread. A guy there is looking for online players to team up with.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:30 pm
by jester
HS wrote:Anyone playing The Division? It's really fucking good.


Played the beta, and thought the environment was mighty impressive. I'll be curious to hear how it ages--i.e., is it overly repetitive?

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:51 pm
by vonbonds
jester wrote:
HS wrote:Anyone playing The Division? It's really fucking good.


Played the beta, and thought the environment was mighty impressive. I'll be curious to hear how it ages--i.e., is it overly repetitive?

The Devils broad who plays it says the single player mode isn't anything to write home about as it's a grind like a lot of these types of games. The co-op play is supposed to be excellent though. I'd get it if my boy wasn't obsessed with Star Wars Battlefront as I don't have access to the XB1 anymore :pacman: and I don't have the online service for the PS4.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:28 pm
by senate
Truly we live in a golden age of games.


Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:49 pm
by RTWAP
That was so awkward.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 4:50 am
by Konecny HypeTrain Captain

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 12:57 pm
by vf
Grim Dawn is fucking fantastic for you hack'n'slash arpg fans.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:41 pm
by HS
vf wrote:Grim Dawn is fucking fantastic for you hack'n'slash arpg fans.

Friend highly recommended it, but I'm kind of holding off from buying games right now. The options are pretty shitty in all honesty.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:59 pm
by HS
I have been playing a lot of Kerbal Space Program, and I think this is the most fun I have had in playing a game for awhile. It's challenging, the physics are accurate, and there's a lot of math involved to keep you interested. Some of the game is casualised for the casual player, but if you want advanced game play, this game has it too.

Good example:

I'm trying to build a rocketship to test my long-term ability to consistently send a shuttle to orbit so I can develop a space station and a fueling station. I kept crashing because the nose would tip downwards the faster the rocket went. And I figured out the reason for that -- I had assumed centre of mass was fixed, and if I had it just above the middle, it would hold and I would be able to control the rocket. Nope. G-forces comes into play the faster you are going, so will air resistance leading up to the Stratosphere and eventually the Mesosphere.

Worth the buy. It's been out for a few years now, but still a very popular game. I think it just hit consoles yesterday.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:27 pm
by RTWAP
It's on my Steam wishlist. Just waiting for a good sale.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:19 am
by 19nazzy
Same here.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:47 am
by IcE ColD
Been playing Rocket League lately. That game is awesome. Just freaking awesome. I love the physics in that game.

I recommend using a gamepad though.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:59 am
by 19nazzy
IcE ColD wrote:Been playing Rocket League lately. That game is awesome. Just freaking awesome. I love the physics in that game.

I recommend using a gamepad though.

You playing on PC I assume?

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:00 am
by IcE ColD
19nazzy wrote:
IcE ColD wrote:Been playing Rocket League lately. That game is awesome. Just freaking awesome. I love the physics in that game.

I recommend using a gamepad though.

You playing on PC I assume?


Yep. I didn't get any console on the latest generation - have switched to PC full time, it seems.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:23 pm
by WTF
Finally caved in and replaced my GTX 770 with a GTX 1070. The 1070 is a beast with a lower TDP than my old card.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:05 pm
by MP
Anyone play the new Civ yet?

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:57 pm
by IcE ColD
Waiting for a sale here. And maybe the first expansion. Civ V kinda burnt me with their "it only took two full expansions to bring back the features that were in Civ 4".

I am a patient cockfag.

(This said, if it falls to 30$ during the Steam Holiday Sale, I'll probably pull the trigger...)

:danson:

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:36 pm
by senate
I bought it on release. I enjoyed it. I think it is better than post-expansion Civ 5. But with that said, after only 26 hours I've already bounced off of it. I can't articulate why.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:40 pm
by vf
I have put a shocking and inordinate amount of time into Ark:Survival Evolved.

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:54 pm
by vf
Any you cockfags wanna play EHM in my online league? :banana:

Re: Non-Retro Video Game Thread

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 9:44 pm
by vonbonds
No :colbertsmile: