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#114541 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10952 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2020 - 04:36 PM

Anyway, if I were that dude I would just save up some money and next Black Friday look into an matx or itx build.  And itx would take up less space than a console.  An matx, while not as small, can easily be put under/on top of a desk.



#114542 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25654 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2020 - 04:49 PM

@Mooby

Well, by that time (next Black Friday), all of the new AMD and NVidia stuff should be out too.

If it's as amazing and powerful as the leaks suggest - yeah, for many, might be best to hold off until all that stuff drops.



#114543 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9027 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2020 - 05:46 PM

Anyway, if I were that dude I would just save up some money and next Black Friday look into an matx or itx build.  And itx would take up less space than a console.  An matx, while not as small, can easily be put under/on top of a desk.

Well first you're going to have to put together a budget build for each one of the cats.   The Ryzen 2600X are down to $109 and we can go with buying generic kitty littler for a couple months. 

 

Then you can start getting estimates from your Catio guy.  Look into knocking out some upper walls in order to make carpeted raceways around the ceiling corners and save on floor space. 



#114544 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10952 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2020 - 07:20 PM

I'm still trying to wrap my head around why the guy wants to get a PC to play current indie titles and AAA games from 6+ years ago.



#114545 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   14885 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2020 - 11:22 PM

I'm still trying to wrap my head around why the guy wants to get a PC to play current indie titles and AAA games from 6+ years ago.

He wants a laptop OK, don't even talk to him if you're not going to mention laptops. He'll put you on IGNORE if you put the words "desk" and "top" together in a reply. So what if the same indie titles are on the Switch? So what if he can play more titles on his X1X with GPU? So what if the X1X is basically a sideways computer? My man's apartment is so small that he can take a shit and do the dishes at the same time. Quit frontin' Moobdawg!



#114546 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   255 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2020 - 11:24 PM

Bah, 2600. The cheap Ryzen builds now all have the refreshed, "1600 AF" model. $85 for 6core/12thread cpu.

 

 

If the laptop buyer is not in a hurry, you might wait and see what the new Ryzen 4000 laptops have this year. Some of those are going to be $300-500 with Vega8 graphics that will run a lot of games at 1080p 30-60fps. The downside with any used i5 based laptops right now is the cheaper $500 and under models will probably have 4core cpus. Not really great now or in the next 1-2 years. As others have said, in that case you should just save up and buy a new one in the $600-800 range during holiday sales.

 

Also, the best deals in laptops are the business refurbs that are 2-4 years old. Most have intel integrated graphics but they'll run old games or light weight stuff just fine. $230 for haswell i5/i7 power and that was 2 years ago.



#114547 Reds303  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 03:07 AM

Pretty entertaining Super Bowl... nice to see the Chiefs pull it out.

 

No real standouts so wonder who gets the MVP award. Call me crazy but I think Chris Jones two deflected passes when the 49ers got the ball to the 50 (the almost INT was tipped by him too) ruined their drive when it looked for certain they'd score. Chiefs defense seemed weak all game but then again they only gave up 20.



#114548 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5832 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 03 February 2020 - 03:42 AM

If you had told me in the summer of 2014 that I would see championships for each of my teams, each more long suffering than the one before, the Kansas City Royals (30 years), the Washington Capitals (44 years), and the Kansas City Chiefs (50 Years) in the next 6 years I wouldn't have believed you.  Maybe one, maybe two, but all three?  I'm still not sure I believe it.



#114549 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 03 February 2020 - 03:45 AM

LOL!! Some of these replies are great. I want to be able to play all the free epic games I've gotten and some games I have purchased. I am not going to buy all the free games just to play them on my current consoles. That makes zero sense. I did play Half Life 2 on my current device. The highest I could run it was 1600x900 and it was great. I played for hours at a time and never overheated or had any problems.  I tried Ass Creed 4 and the only way to get that to run is if I made it look like a PS2 game.  I'll get the damn desktop already! Now on to find one that fits my budget and can run all those games I have to play at the highest settings.



#114550 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   14885 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 03:53 AM

Pretty entertaining Super Bowl... nice to see the Chiefs pull it out.

 

No real standouts so wonder who gets the MVP award. Call me crazy but I think Chris Jones two deflected passes when the 49ers got the ball to the 50 (the almost INT was tipped by him too) ruined their drive when it looked for certain they'd score. Chiefs defense seemed weak all game but then again they only gave up 20.

 

It was a good game, though not many crazy plays like you said. Mahomes got the nod for throwing so many good passes, despite those interceptions. Commercials were all pretty good, except for the Rick and Morty Pringles ad, which was just loud and not entertaining at all. And Shakira is still a milf.

 

This is my favorite part:

 

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#114551 Reds303  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 03:59 AM

If you had told me in the summer of 2014 that I would see championships for each of my teams, each more long suffering than the one before, the Kansas City Royals (30 years), the Washington Capitals (44 years), and the Kansas City Chiefs (50 Years) in the next 6 years I wouldn't have believed you.  Maybe one, maybe two, but all three?  I'm still not sure I believe it.

Hard to believe the Reds are going on 30 years now since their last World Series... still think 2012 was their best shot before they blew that lead against the Giants.



#114552 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5832 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 03 February 2020 - 04:00 AM


This is my favorite part:

 

That circle is way too small...  He's stupid fast.
 



#114553 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 04:49 AM

If you had told me in the summer of 2014 that I would see championships for each of my teams, each more long suffering than the one before, the Kansas City Royals (30 years), the Washington Capitals (44 years), and the Kansas City Chiefs (50 Years) in the next 6 years I wouldn't have believed you.  Maybe one, maybe two, but all three?  I'm still not sure I believe it.

What if someone had also told you that IGN would buy Humble Bundle, Epic would open a game store and draw games away from Steam as timed exclusives, Blizzard would fall out of gamers' favor, Valve would announce a new Half-Life game, AMD's CPUs would compete with and even offer better value than Intel's CPUs, and Jonny Cappuccino would kidnap Motoki?



#114554 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5832 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 03 February 2020 - 05:31 AM

What if someone had also told you that IGN would buy Humble Bundle, Epic would open a game store and draw games away from Steam as timed exclusives, Blizzard would fall out of gamers' favor, Valve would announce a new Half-Life game, AMD's CPUs would compete with and even offer better value than Intel's CPUs, and Jonny Cappuccino would kidnap Motoki?

All way more believable than the Royals winning another World Series.

#114555 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8919 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 06:33 AM

So, I don't watch a lot of livestreams but I look at clip reddits and came across this...  Watch the chick in the back...  Relevant to one of the main topics of the thread.

 

https://cdn.livestre...3735c125e23.mp4



#114556 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1784 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 06:36 AM

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#114557 filthydoctor  

filthydoctor

Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:22 AM

LOL!! Some of these replies are great. I want to be able to play all the free epic games I've gotten and some games I have purchased. I am not going to buy all the free games just to play them on my current consoles. That makes zero sense. I did play Half Life 2 on my current device. The highest I could run it was 1600x900 and it was great. I played for hours at a time and never overheated or had any problems.  I tried Ass Creed 4 and the only way to get that to run is if I made it look like a PS2 game.  I'll get the damn desktop already! Now on to find one that fits my budget and can run all those games I have to play at the highest settings.

*NEW* Lenovo i9400F with 1660Ti - $700

*NEW* HP Ryzen 7 3700x with RX550 - $650 YMMV*

*NEW* Ryzen 3400G Build $540

Ryzen 5 Full Build $650

$200 4690k with GTX760 Build

Two Ryzen Builds $570/ea

 

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#114558 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 03 February 2020 - 10:37 AM

*NEW* Lenovo i9400F with 1660Ti - $700
*NEW* HP Ryzen 7 3700x with RX550 - $650 YMMV*
*NEW* Ryzen 3400G Build $540
Ryzen 5 Full Build $650
$200 4690k with GTX760 Build
Two Ryzen Builds $570/ea

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Thanks for this. A couple of those only have 8 gigs of RAM though and I've been told 16 is the minimum now. I always always always forget about Facebook Marketplace and didn't even know that Reddit sold stuff. I pretty much only look at Craigslist and offer up but I definitely need to expand where I buy and sell stuff from.

#114559 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25654 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 11:48 AM

Thanks for this. A couple of those only have 8 gigs of RAM though and I've been told 16 is the minimum now. I always always always forget about Facebook Marketplace and didn't even know that Reddit sold stuff. I pretty much only look at Craigslist and offer up but I definitely need to expand where I buy and sell stuff from.

If there's only 8GB RAM and you want more RAM - you can always buy RAM, open the machine, and add RAM...provided the mobo & CPU allows it. These days, most do.

 

Just make sure you buy the RAM type and the amount of RAM that the mobo & CPU allow for.



#114560 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   3080 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 12:52 PM

Bah, 2600. The cheap Ryzen builds now all have the refreshed, "1600 AF" model. $85 for 6core/12thread cpu.

 

The problem is availability. If you're outside of the US (North America maybe?), the chip hasn't been on sale. Even in the US, you cant find it for $85 right now. Whereas, if you live near a MicroCenter, you could pick up a 2600x for ~$110. $25 is a difference, but not a huge one in the gand scheme of things. Since they are essentially the same chip, one would just get whichever of the 1600af/2600/2600x they could find cheapest when they were ready to buy.

Or spend another $30 and get the 2700X for the *MOAR COREZ!*, but I digress....



#114561 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10523 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 02:41 PM

If you had told me in the summer of 2014 that I would see championships for each of my teams, each more long suffering than the one before, the Kansas City Royals (30 years), the Washington Capitals (44 years), and the Kansas City Chiefs (50 Years) in the next 6 years I wouldn't have believed you.  Maybe one, maybe two, but all three?  I'm still not sure I believe it.

Uh, how do the Caps fit in that MO sandwich? Curious. I mean growing up, after the Skipjacks which were immediately local, the Caps were my goto NHL team. (Not that I consider myself a hockey fan.)
 

So, I don't watch a lot of livestreams but I look at clip reddits and came across this...  Watch the chick in the back...  Relevant to one of the main topics of the thread.
 
https://cdn.livestre...3735c125e23.mp4

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#114562 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11112 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 03 February 2020 - 03:06 PM

So, I don't watch a lot of livestreams but I look at clip reddits and came across this...  Watch the chick in the back...  R

That's disqualifying.  To remain in polite society.



#114563 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5832 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 03 February 2020 - 03:36 PM

Uh, how do the Caps fit in that MO sandwich? Curious. I mean growing up, after the Skipjacks which were immediately local, the Caps were my goto NHL team. (Not that I consider myself a hockey fan.)

I'm too young to remember the Scouts (KC's team during the early mid 70s. You now know them as the New Jersey Devils) so I discovered hockey via video game... I played a couple early EA ones at my cousins but it was when I got my first PC and got NHL Hockey (the PC version of NHL 94) and X-Wing. (X-Wing is still amazing btw)

Anyhow, after looking at the roster I fell in love with Mike Gartner. He was insanely fast, hard a hard slapshot, and accuracy. He played for the New York Rangers so I became a Rangers fan.

Then he was traded to the Maple Leafs so I became a Leafs fan, than he went to the Phoenix Coyotes so I became a Coyotes fan. During this same time i joined the Navy and the NHL had some nasty work stoppages... and I stopped following and Gartner retired.

Years past, I watched the occasional game, and I got out of the service. The internet made it possible to be a fan of anything, distance mattered less and less and I discovered a new generation of stars. The new guy was Alex Ovechkin.

Flashy, charismatic, skilled beyond belief in a package you didn't see often, (Aka big, fast, could shoot the puck, and lay out monster hits.) So it was easy to become a fan.

https://youtu.be/z3yfLUFBmII

#114564 filthydoctor  

filthydoctor

Posted 03 February 2020 - 04:41 PM

Thanks for this. A couple of those only have 8 gigs of RAM though and I've been told 16 is the minimum now. I always always always forget about Facebook Marketplace and didn't even know that Reddit sold stuff. I pretty much only look at Craigslist and offer up but I definitely need to expand where I buy and sell stuff from.

HP i5-9400F with 1660ti $590 with extra 8gb RAM $34 - $653 after shipping.

 

You can always live with 8gb for a bit, just no chrome, lol



#114565 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25654 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 05:05 PM

HP i5-9400F with 1660ti $590 with extra 8gb RAM $34 - $653 after shipping.

 

You can always live with 8gb for a bit, just no chrome, lol

Nice @ max RAM allowed is 32GB.



#114566 TrumpCat   knows more about being a cat than anyone, believe me CAGiversary!   4818 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 05:53 PM

Lords of Midnight and Doomdark's Revenge are free on GOG right now. Tremendous old games, removed them from my backlog years ago in my teens on the C64. Beautiful games, beautiful.

#114567 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5005 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 06:03 PM

Lords of Midnight and Doomdark's Revenge are free on GOG right now. Tremendous old games, removed them from my backlog years ago in my teens on the C64. Beautiful games, beautiful.


Yes, please let’s talk about the Commodore 64. Anything is better than all this frigging specs and sports crap.

#114568 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 06:12 PM

So, I don't watch a lot of livestreams but I look at clip reddits and came across this...  Watch the chick in the back...  Relevant to one of the main topics of the thread.

 

https://cdn.livestre...3735c125e23.mp4

Not only did she forget the mustard, there isn't even any pineapple on that pizza.

 

Might as well just eat a bread and cheese sandwich instead.



#114569 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1428 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 06:45 PM

Formerly Switch-exclusive DAEMON X MACHINA is coming to Steam on February 13th:

 

https://store.steamp...EMON_X_MACHINA/



#114570 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2020 - 06:57 PM

LOL I saw this video and immediately thought of you guys.

 

 

If TRUE + TRUE = 2, then TRUE x TRUE = ?







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