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#1351 6er

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:48 AM

If you are going to splurge I would say splurge on the motherboard if anything so that it is highly upgrade-able for the future.


No Intel is highly upgradable for the future. New architecture next year

#1352 6er

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:50 AM

Quite seriously, I wouldn't go out and spend $1800 on a machine. You can easily price a half decent machine that will last you a good 3-4 years easily for like $700-$750. Plus you can always buy extra stuff later like more Ram or a SSD.

Just because it's expensive and top of the line, doesn't mean that there isn't is a cheaper alternative that is almost as good. Do research before buying because one big mistake is you spend money on more power than you will ever need which would be wasted cash.


It's not expensive or top of the line in the PC world. Not even close. I could easily increase a build to 4K with a few parts. A gpu is never wasted, it can .growold with the system. The CPU is where waste is at. Even then, it will be the gaming bottleneck.

For any who may have missed it, this would be a self build, not a complete purchase. And I think I talked myself out of it

#1353 DPsycho

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:54 AM

I think there is some value in the joy of owning a machine that will handle anything and everything for the next few years. We all have to splurge sometimes.

one big mistake is you spend money on more power than you will ever need which would be wasted cash.


You say this, and yet if you replace a few words...

one big mistake is you spend money on more STEAM GAMES than you will ever HAVE TIME TO PLAY which would be wasted cash.


...and you have a philosophy that is all but unheard of in this thread. ;)

Unless the game goes for cheaper later, of course!

#1354 JustYourAverageJoe

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:55 AM

It's not expensive or top of the line in the PC world. Not even close. I could easily increase a build to 4K with a few parts. A gpu is never wasted, it can .growold with the system. The CPU is where waste is at. Even then, it will be the gaming bottleneck

Cut back on the PSU. You don't need an 850w PSU unless you plan on doing a tri-SLI/Crossfire.

I've got a ~520W PSU, and I'll be able to run a 670/7970, whichever I settle on, and overclock it, and be just fine.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:04 AM

If you can run it you can up the res to double so it could look even better. The hints being gone are a problem of the fix and he was going to try and fix them tomorrow. But just as a question what type of graphics card do you have? Some are reporting it being pretty bad with AMD.

All I know is that I am digging it, but then again I didn't buy and never owned it prior, unless you count owning Demons'ssssssssssssssssss Souls since they are quite similar. And by quite I mean extremely.


Ummz so do I just double 1680x1050 to 3360x2100? I think graphically I don't think I can do much with it; I think the problem I have with it graphically is just me being use to the console version on the plasma tv (which has rich colors) and not so use to crisp, colder, vivid lcd screen monitor I use. If you think my screen shots are fine, then it is most certainly just me not being use to my pc monitor.

I actually read up on AMD issues. I am actually running an AMD card, 6950 2gb, and so far no problem as performance goes. Seems like there are a few slow downs, but I feel its the same slow downs I've noticed playing the PS3 version.

On catalyst I set my mine with 4x antialiasing, 4x anisotropic, and vertical refresh on. With those setting I don't seem to have any problem. Just wish in the future there will be fix to unlock the fps.

I'm not sure if this is relevant, but here are some more info on my computer...
i5 2500k at 3.3ghz
8gb ram 1600mhz
SSD
AMD 6950 2gb (Sapphire brand)

*edit* I ended up trying the doubling of the resolution. It seem to make it look a bit better, but hard to judge. Runs the same surprisingly.

Still doesn't look quite as good as screenshots from neogaf

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#1356 6er

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:09 AM

Cut back on the PSU. You don't need an 850w PSU unless you plan on doing a tri-SLI/Crossfire.

I've got a ~520W PSU, and I'll be able to run a 670/7970, whichever I settle on, and overclock it, and be just fine.


Hopefully, my house will be paid off next year. think the extra $$$ will be well spent if I can carry over toward a stronger GPU down the line.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:13 AM

It's not expensive or top of the line in the PC world. Not even close. I could easily increase a build to 4K with a few parts. A gpu is never wasted, it can .growold with the system. The CPU is where waste is at. Even then, it will be the gaming bottleneck.

For any who may have missed it, this would be a self build, not a complete purchase. And I think I talked myself out of it

I would go with this

Computer Case - $359.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6811163067
Graphics Cards (5970 x2) - $1,499.98 ($749.99 each)
http://www.newegg.co......] 6814161335
Power Supply - $329.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6817371039
Keyboard - $176.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6823126053
Mouse - $139.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6826104089
RAM (24GBs) - $1,299.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6820231359
Motherboard - $699.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6813128446
Heatsink and Fan - $129.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6835103056
1TB Sold State Drive (x2) - $6,098.00 ($3,049.00 each)
http://www.newegg.co......] 6820227515
8 core Intel Xeon - $3999.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6819115063
82" LCD Monitor (x3 for Eyefinity) - $131,999.97 ($43,999.99 each)
http://www.newegg.co......] 6824001305
Total Cost (After Shipping & Taxes):
$147,167.65

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#1358 6er

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:15 AM

I would go with this

Computer Case - $359.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6811163067
Graphics Cards (5970 x2) - $1,499.98 ($749.99 each)
http://www.newegg.co......] 6814161335
Power Supply - $329.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6817371039
Keyboard - $176.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6823126053
Mouse - $139.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6826104089
RAM (24GBs) - $1,299.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6820231359
Motherboard - $699.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6813128446
Heatsink and Fan - $129.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6835103056
1TB Sold State Drive (x2) - $6,098.00 ($3,049.00 each)
http://www.newegg.co......] 6820227515
8 core Intel Xeon - $3999.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6819115063
82" LCD Monitor (x3 for Eyefinity) - $131,999.97 ($43,999.99 each)
http://www.newegg.co......] 6824001305
Total Cost (After Shipping & Taxes):
$147,167.65


Thanks, for over proving my point. Lol

#1359 sunasun

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:44 AM

Thanks, for over proving my point. Lol

Ok, replace the monitors with this
(Sharp PN-E702 Black 70" 6ms HDMI Large Format Display 1920 x 1080 450 cd/m2 4000:1) X 3
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824007135 for 4484 a piece brings your total down to 28619.65.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:02 AM

I would go with this

Computer Case - $359.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6811163067
Graphics Cards (5970 x2) - $1,499.98 ($749.99 each)
http://www.newegg.co......] 6814161335
Power Supply - $329.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6817371039
Keyboard - $176.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6823126053
Mouse - $139.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6826104089
RAM (24GBs) - $1,299.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6820231359
Motherboard - $699.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6813128446
Heatsink and Fan - $129.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6835103056
1TB Sold State Drive (x2) - $6,098.00 ($3,049.00 each)
http://www.newegg.co......] 6820227515
8 core Intel Xeon - $3999.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6819115063
82" LCD Monitor (x3 for Eyefinity) - $131,999.97 ($43,999.99 each)
http://www.newegg.co......] 6824001305
Total Cost (After Shipping & Taxes):
$147,167.65


Still only gets 15fps in metro 2033

#1361 utopianmachine

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:06 AM

No reveal on Indie Gala 8 yet, right? Sacred Gold would be something I'd bite on, likely. As for the supposed rest, eh.

#1362 sunasun

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:24 AM

No reveal on Indie Gala 8 yet, right? Sacred Gold would be something I'd bite on, likely. As for the supposed rest, eh.

Coconut Queen!!!
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#1363 DPsycho

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:38 AM

No reveal on Indie Gala 8 yet, right? Sacred Gold would be something I'd bite on, likely. As for the supposed rest, eh.


Coconut Queen!!!


You're suggesting that the rest of the bundle is Coconut Queen? :-k

#1364 zillionandnine

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:43 AM

I would go with this

Computer Case - $359.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6811163067
Graphics Cards (5970 x2) - $1,499.98 ($749.99 each)
http://www.newegg.co......] 6814161335
Power Supply - $329.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6817371039
Keyboard - $176.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6823126053
Mouse - $139.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6826104089
RAM (24GBs) - $1,299.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6820231359
Motherboard - $699.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6813128446
Heatsink and Fan - $129.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6835103056
1TB Sold State Drive (x2) - $6,098.00 ($3,049.00 each)
http://www.newegg.co......] 6820227515
8 core Intel Xeon - $3999.99
http://www.newegg.co......] 6819115063
82" LCD Monitor (x3 for Eyefinity) - $131,999.97 ($43,999.99 each)
http://www.newegg.co......] 6824001305
Total Cost (After Shipping & Taxes):
$147,167.65


Hahahaha. That's insane. And here I was thinking I was Ms. Moneybags for wanting to spend somewhere in the ballpark of $800-1k for my next PC. That won't be happening for at least a year, anyway. My current PC can last another year or two, so that gives me time to save up :) I keep getting tempted to splurge, but I keep talking myself out of it because I want to finish school first (just one more semester!) and start paying off some of my student loans.

#1365 KaOTiK

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:02 AM

Just played Dark Souls for about 2 hours. With that fix, the game looks incredible and runs smooth. It really is night and day difference how it looks. Only downside to the fix/mod currently is the message left on the ground when you click on them to read them you can't see any text, the game who made the mod knows and will try and fix it tomorrow, even if he can't it is a well worthwhile trade for how much better the game looks.

Also, I may be biased here as I played the game a lot when it first came out on the PS3, but this game does not play well at all with a kb/m. I went to the store and bought a 360 controller finally as I never truly had a need for one till now, I've always done fine in whatever game I played with kb/m till now.

#1366 asheskitty

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:07 AM

There's a great article on the front page of the The Atlantic, Gangnam Style, Dissected: The Subversive Message Within South Korea's Music Video Sensation.

WARNING Gangnam Style Videos with translations, Psy + Hyuna, Ponies, and more!


#1367 JakeNome

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:10 AM

No reveal on Indie Gala 8 yet, right? Sacred Gold would be something I'd bite on, likely. As for the supposed rest, eh.


ive been playing a lot of Sacred Gold lately. I bought it on steam since i remember playing it many years ago. its quite a lot of fun. its a bit of a hassle to play multiplayer if you are looking to do that. you have to use some program like hamachi called Wippien. I had it working after many hours with 3 of my friends, and they HATED the game. so i ended up playing solo, which was still fun. I think Sacred has the biggest world map when compared to any other diablo clone game. I put 15 hours in and I think im still in Act 1. Im obsessed with completing every single quest and exploring every piece of the world map. also i usually fight every bastard i come across, which can become quite time consuming in itself since enemies respawn.

the item drops are quite good. I find upgrades frequently, and occaisionally find good gear from merchants. I even have 4 parts to the Bahamut set.

the game isnt perfect though. it looks clunky. sometimes the game can be unresponsive when clicking on an enemy to attack them. there are no hotkeys for skills. you select only one skill at a atime and use it with the right click. u have to press 6,7,8,9 or 0 to switch between the 5 skills that you chose. its not so bad though. I just wish there was an easy way to remap keys.

im taking a break from the game now since Sleeping Dogs and Darksides 1 have my attention now. Ill probably get back to it later.

Din's Curse also looks pretty interesting as another old school diablo-clone
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#1368 Mooby

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:16 AM

I actually bought Sacred Gold on GOG over a year ago and despite the fact that I usually like Diablo-esque ARPGs I just couldn't get into it. A bit too generic for my tastes.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:29 AM

Just played Dark Souls for about 2 hours. With that fix, the game looks incredible and runs smooth. It really is night and day difference how it looks. Only downside to the fix/mod currently is the message left on the ground when you click on them to read them you can't see any text, the game who made the mod knows and will try and fix it tomorrow, even if he can't it is a well worthwhile trade for how much better the game looks.

Also, I may be biased here as I played the game a lot when it first came out on the PS3, but this game does not play well at all with a kb/m. I went to the store and bought a 360 controller finally as I never truly had a need for one till now, I've always done fine in whatever game I played with kb/m till now.


The fix is so awesome but I'll wait a little to get the messages and everything working. Double reso in the .ini file
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#1370 KaOTiK

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:32 AM

There's a great article on the front page of the The Atlantic, Gangnam Style, Dissected: The Subversive Message Within South Korea's Music Video Sensation.

WARNING Gangnam Style Videos with translations, Psy + Hyuna, Ponies, and more!


He already invaded Dodger's Stadium


#1371 Idiotekque

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:51 AM

ive been playing a lot of Sacred Gold lately. I bought it on steam since i remember playing it many years ago. its quite a lot of fun. its a bit of a hassle to play multiplayer if you are looking to do that. you have to use some program like hamachi called Wippien. I had it working after many hours with 3 of my friends, and they HATED the game. so i ended up playing solo, which was still fun. I think Sacred has the biggest world map when compared to any other diablo clone game. I put 15 hours in and I think im still in Act 1. Im obsessed with completing every single quest and exploring every piece of the world map. also i usually fight every bastard i come across, which can become quite time consuming in itself since enemies respawn.

the item drops are quite good. I find upgrades frequently, and occaisionally find good gear from merchants. I even have 4 parts to the Bahamut set.

the game isnt perfect though. it looks clunky. sometimes the game can be unresponsive when clicking on an enemy to attack them. there are no hotkeys for skills. you select only one skill at a atime and use it with the right click. u have to press 6,7,8,9 or 0 to switch between the 5 skills that you chose. its not so bad though. I just wish there was an easy way to remap keys.

im taking a break from the game now since Sleeping Dogs and Darksides 1 have my attention now. Ill probably get back to it later.

Din's Curse also looks pretty interesting as another old school diablo-clone

If you're liking that genre, be sure to grab Titan Quest and its expansion Immortal Throne the next time they go on sale. There are quite a bit of mods for the game (especially to alter your character's appearance) too. The graphics still hold up really well by today's standards, and it's incredibly addicting.

It's also a bit more unique than your average Diablo clone, set in ancient Greece (gods and goddesses and titans and all that), even though you apparently move through Asia and some other places throughout the game. I'm loving it so far.

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#1372 Blade

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:34 AM

He already invaded Dodger's Stadium


I feel like I should post some Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and take this fascination with Asian music videos to the next level in this thread.

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#1373 JakeNome

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:59 AM

If you're liking that genre, be sure to grab Titan Quest and its expansion Immortal Throne the next time they go on sale. There are quite a bit of mods for the game (especially to alter your character's appearance) too. The graphics still hold up really well by today's standards, and it's incredibly addicting.

It's also a bit more unique than your average Diablo clone, set in ancient Greece (gods and goddesses and titans and all that), even though you apparently move through Asia and some other places throughout the game. I'm loving it so far.


Yea I already played the crap out of titan quest. I love its dual class system. I cant wait for its spiritual successor Grim Dawn. I also cant wait till Torchlight 2.
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#1374 Kaltic

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:09 AM

I feel like I should post some Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and take this fascination with Asian music videos to the next level in this thread.


You all had to bring up things that I am in to.... Also not a big fan of Candy Candy, but love PonPonPon and quite like Tsukematsukeru
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And then of course you can't forget Vegarythm although this will most likely get me some weird looks... Before anyone says anything you must know Vegarythm is completely related to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu since they are her backup dancers.
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#1375 KaOTiK

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:15 AM

Gangman Style or GTFO I say!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:20 AM

Kaltic, please take your creepy-ass Japanese oompa loompas out of here. They're scaring me.

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#1377 Kaltic

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:23 AM

Kaltic, please take your creepy-ass Japanese oompa loompas out of here. They're scaring me.


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#1378 Idiotekque

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:55 AM

Yea I already played the crap out of titan quest. I love its dual class system. I cant wait for its spiritual successor Grim Dawn. I also cant wait till Torchlight 2.

I'm still on my first character, but I thought her class combination was pretty cool. Seer + Warrior = Harbinger. It's nice how the combination actually gives you a new class name. :D

I'll have to look up Grim Dawn. Haven't heard of it. I already have TL2 in my account, haha.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:39 AM

Titan Quest is the best ARPG of all time. Come at me, bro! Haters are irate.

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#1380 asheskitty

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:46 AM

Yea I already played the crap out of titan quest. I love its dual class system. I cant wait for its spiritual successor Grim Dawn. I also cant wait till Torchlight 2.


You might also be interested in Path of Exile. I played on one of their stress testing weekends and was impressed. It should hit open beta soon.