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#13670133 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by headpiece747 on 23 March 2017 - 02:49 PM

SeasonalCAG Random Winnings:

Motoki sighting winning.

20 Years Married got you all beat winning.

Robert Andrew/Jackson or R. Kelly Andrew/Jackson second one winning.

Parts came in to get PC back up winning.


#13665972 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by headpiece747 on 19 March 2017 - 11:08 PM

SeasonalCAG Fakeybro Broh on Occasion:

So had a lot of credit to burn at GameStop getting rid of the console filth so got an $60 Origin with the mind set to beat Hitman before ME Andromeda dropped but with my PC taking a dump might hold on to it until the first patch/sale hits. Also picked up $60 in Gaben Bux you can never have enough.

Thinking of getting a Nvidia Shield for the living room with the rest of my credit for Netflix duties because the PS3 there is getting long in the tooth or can cheapy out and get a Chromecast and more Gaben Bux you can never...Deja Vu.


#13665757 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by headpiece747 on 19 March 2017 - 06:00 PM

SeasonalCAG Hardware Wisdom:

I'm going to preface with this is not directed towards anyone in particular just bored at work and wanted to say something about the vramz and resolution stuff. There are enough people on the internet that talk shit so I'm just an asshole IRL not on the web.

Most people will run resolutions their card is not made for. Can you have a 4k monitor with a 1060 sure if you want more screen real estate for surfing or content but for gaming it's not ideal. People will do it in the console world buy a 4k TV for gaming when most games will not push 30fps on it. I am still rocking a 1080p monitor for my gaming and have a 1080p TV for the consoles when I had them. People probably think it is crazy to run a 1080p 144hz monitor and a 980ti. The reason I do this is because I want to run my games at ultra settings and get 144fps or more on my games for my fps broh loving games. I have a 1440p 75hz monitor that I use as a second monitor for surfing, mixing music or just want more real estate. For shits and giggles I have ran some games on it but had to bump down graphics and get alot of screen tearing because there is no way I'm using vsync. Think I'm just rambling so basically what I'm trying to say is just be more realistic with your monitor choice and dump as much as you can on a good gpu.

All I do is work, spend time with the fam or in the mancave with my PC. Don't have expensive hobbies or like to socialize so most my extra money goes to my PC and games.


#13665682 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by headpiece747 on 19 March 2017 - 04:30 PM

Most people are running potatoes

SeasonalCAG 24hrs of Work On Sunday/Hardware Blues:
That quote makes me miss TheHangout Wags and Trav know what I'm taking about.

So been off Steam for about a week or so because I have been trying to troubleshoot some BSODs. First my PC would just shutdown with a different BSOD every time. Some pointed to drivers others to memory. Tested the memory came back good even bought new memory to test and uninstalled any new drivers and Windows updates still BSOD. Tried every sane and crazy trick I could find even did a clean install several of times. Then my computer would not get pass the BIOS. So I started to check connections, reseated memory, cpu and gpu and ended up taking my whole computer apart.

Then just by luck I looked at my 24pin connector and noticed there was a pin missing (didn't know this was normal at the time) so looked up my PSU and found out my custom cables had the missing pin in the wrong place.

So after more research this could fire my cpu, Mobo, PSU and more.

So now I have bought a 7700k, Asus Z270 Tuf Mark 1 and Seasonic Prime Titanium 750w. Wish I would had known this was going to happen before buying the 1080 ti that is sitting in it's box with no home would have waited on that. So instead of waiting for RMAs that may or may not happen and just throwing out the bath water I threw out the baby with it. If I can get RMAs for the CPU, Mobo and PSU then I can sell it or make a back up rig in case something like this happens again.

On phone so my bad can't spoiler but...
TL;DR: PC fucked up didn't fix just bought new shit instead.

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#13660547 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by headpiece747 on 13 March 2017 - 10:20 PM

Back on topic

 

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SeasonalCAG Celebration:

Congrats to the TheHangout Broh this is who I look up to in my +1 efforts. What was 7000?

 

Looks like Sony is adding PS4 games to PlayStation Now soon.

http://blog.us.plays...-games-in-2017/

If it works great on my computer and internet connection, I would definitely subscribe to play some PS4 exclusives. Also, some people in the comments there are really Butt-hurt about this lol.

SeasonalCAG Ex Console Broh:

This is good to hear because I recently got rid of my last console which was the PS4 was thinking about holding on to it for Persona 5 but thought it would just collect dust like it had been. Hopefully it gets the newer releases and not just the old garbage no ones to play or has played already.




#13659862 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by headpiece747 on 13 March 2017 - 02:14 AM

Couple of questions seasonal guru:

 

How hard is it to flash the T-mobile branded version?  And how good is the range on this?  

 

Would one of these be better than say two of these (One for each floor with the second one connected through a powerline adapter):

 

http://www.ebay.com/...~QAAOSw32lYnx3z

SeasonalCAG Router Guruâ„¢:

It is a pain in the d*ck to flash and most will say just run it stock if you don't need any extra features but I like to tinker so I did it. I had to bad dead spots in my house one in the downstairs bathroom (thats a no no for do do) and one by my living room table. This router fixed that and I also can use my wifi outside in the backyard which I couldn't before.

 

Powerline adapters/range extenders cut your speed in half this is from research not actually owning/using one. Also setting up an access point/bridge on a second router can be a pain in the... you get it.

 

If you can get an Asus AC68P or AC1900 router at a Walmart or Best Buy try it out to see if it helps with range then return it. Get it cheaper online somewhere.




#13659841 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by headpiece747 on 13 March 2017 - 01:33 AM

What are you getting to replace it?  

 

I was supposed to get Comcast installed today (only 75 mbps here) but the tech showed up and no one was here even though I was here and the tech never showed up or rang the doorbell.  I wish they would just say they fell behind instead of faking a visit and claiming I didn't answer.  Hopefully will be here tomorrow.  

 

I'm looking for a decent router capable of hitting both floors of a small house or two good routers (one for each floor) that are cheap.  I can hook one upstairs through powerline. 

 

Any bro suggestions are welcomed.  I went on a wild goose chase trying to find some clearanced ones at Walmart and all that got me was the discovery of a Barack Obama Elementary School here in Atlanta.  Not surprised, but that was fast.  

 

 

I've had a Netgear N750 that I got at a goodwill for $6 sitting in my closet as a backup in case ol' reliable ever kicked the bucket.  I'm gonna hook that up shortly.  It has gigabit ports, so it should fix my problem.

 

I also have a Linksys wrt300n and a few Cisco/Linksys wrt120n (or similar) floating around that may or may not have power plugs.  I had these as extra backups (either for me or family), but I think those only have 10/100 ports.  Gonna probably replace an old Asus router I had running as a range extender with one of those, since my main will have N now.

 

I have a habit of pickup up routers on the cheap at thrift stores if they support custom firmware.

 

I was going to do the 75Mpbs myself (I had 25), but the 200 was $3 more than the 75 in my area, so it was a no brainer.

SeasonalCAG Router Shaman:

 

Always want to write some long ass posts but no one will read/care so get this: ASUS RT-AC68P $70 on Newegg or look on Ebay where I got the T-Mobile branded version for $50 (which you can flash to the AC68P)

 

If you want to get confused/educated: How To Buy A Wireless Router - 2017 Edition

TL;DR from the website: If you have an N class router, it's time to upgrade to AC class. This can provide both throughput and range improvement, even with 11g or n devices. (Upgraded from Linksys E3200 to T-Mobile/AC68P and experienced this first hand)




#13659009 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by headpiece747 on 11 March 2017 - 07:52 PM

So I'm thinking I might want another SSD... Likely around 250+ GB.

I know my current SSD isn't a Samsung but is it pretty much Samsung or bust? I saw a Western Digital Blue that looks to be a good deal with solid reviews... but, hell, I haven't touched a WD HD in over a decade. (Navy used them but I never have.)

I'm thinking I might want another SSD... Likely around 250+ GB.

https://www.newegg.c...N82E16820250078

Hell, they even have a 500 GBs for $140 right now.

https://www.newegg.c...N82E16820250079


SeasonalCAG Hardware Adviser:

That Mushkin SSD Fox (multi quotes on cell at a bitch) mentioned earlier would be only a slight step down from the king of SSD Sammy and it is MLC instead of TLC so it should last longer and other technical blab magic. Here's a link to that drive but will probably get eaten up by CAG: https://m.newegg.com...W5AZ21haWwuY29t

Was going to try to hold out for Vega comparison and a new game to be offered with the Ti but patience and wisdom is not my virtue when I have the money to burn damn tax money getting here early.


#13658981 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by headpiece747 on 11 March 2017 - 07:06 PM

SeasonalCAG PC Upgrade Addict:

So this is what happens when you are at work and bored on a Saturday...
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#13643882 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by headpiece747 on 26 February 2017 - 12:22 PM

Given that I do have a 4K monitor here, will there be a major difference b/t Ryzen and Intel CPU's when say running games at 1440p or 4K resolutions?

SeasonalCAG Hardware Adviser/Ultrawide Dictator:

 

Ryzen will not help for resolutions it is all about GPU and this is the first time I can use it VRAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMs (feels good).




#13643746 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by headpiece747 on 26 February 2017 - 05:06 AM

So, my rig is old... I need a new video card but that discussion has been had so many times that VRAM might as well be the thread title.

I'm looking for opinions on CPUs tonight. Currently running an i5-2550k and my MB will take an i7-3770 and I found one in an old office pc that I can get for 100. Is an upgrade worth it for such an old cpu?

The other side is the new ryzen chips that would obviously be more expensive and need a new MB as well,but would be set forever.

With a modern video card does a change in cpu really matter much these days? The newest game I have is ark and most others are years older than that.

SeasonalCAG Hardware Adviser/Constant Upgrader:

 

Was going make a long winded post but will TL;DR myself:

 

Buying Today: get i5 6600k/7600k, Z170/Z270 mobo and dump as much money you can on a GPU

 

Future Buying: Wait for AMD CPU/GPU to drop prices hopefully on Intel/Nvidia and compare benchmarks for all three companies.

 

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#13637055 Android Deals Thread V2

Posted by headpiece747 on 21 February 2017 - 01:52 AM

SeasonalCAG Sale Dump:

 

Thomas Was Alone: $1.99 from $4.99

Star Chindy: $2.49 from $3.46

Potion Explosion: $2.99 from $4.99

Colt Express: $2.99 from $4.99

Bounden: $0.99 from $2.99

Marble Age: $2.99 from $4.99

Bronze Age: $1.99 from $2.99

Steam: Rails to Riches: $1.99 from $4.99

The Tiny Bang Story: $0.99 from $2.99

Majesty: Northern Expansion: $0.99 from $1.99

Majesty: Fantasy Kingdom Sim: $0.99 from $1.99

Syder Arcade HD: $0.99 from $1.49

Whispering Willows: $0.10 from $4.99 (non-US)

VR Space: The Last Mission: $0.99 from $1.99

SPACE HULK: $8.49 from $11.99

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: $7.49 from $14.99

Borderlands 2: $7.49 from $14.99

NBA 2K17: $4.99 from $7.99

Civilization Revolution 2: $2.99 from $9.99

XCOM: Enemy Within: $2.99 from $9.99

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath: $0.99 from $2.99

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee: $0.99 from $2.99

Guns'n'Glory Premium: $0.10 from $1.99




#13635030 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by headpiece747 on 18 February 2017 - 05:10 PM

Here!  Have another...
 
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SeasonalCAG Appreciation and Shit:
Thanks IoA got that one before I got the email so here is mine: Dawn of War II Retribution - Ultramarines DLC - 434JV-DBAEA-349EW




#13631305 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by headpiece747 on 15 February 2017 - 03:21 PM

SeasonalCAG Surfing Steam At Work:

Just got Verizon Unlimited so can check this thread more often so might have to drop the seasonal thing.

Battlefield 1 Premium Pass $30
https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B01MA62NKJ/

Was going to buy this last it dropped to this price but checked my Origin and says I own it but don't remember buying it. Guess I'll find out when the first DLC drops.


#13627187 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by headpiece747 on 11 February 2017 - 05:24 PM

anyone here SLI 2x 970gtx?  

 

Debating whether to jump to 10 series or SLI the 9 series.

SeasonalCAG Hardware SLI Fogee:

 

I had 970 SLI and never had the problems that others would with drivers or stuff not running right. I was nice when I had my three monitor setup. I had upgrade from 580 SLI setup and it was a huge improvement. If I was in your situation right now I would definitely go with a 10 series card because a 1070 or 1080 should be able to spank a 970 SLI setup without worrying about SLI games or hacks to get them to run with both (unless you like to tinker which I did at the time and Nvidia Inspector would be your friend). Also with rumors of a 1080ti and AMD Vega on the horizon it should push all the cards down in price if you have patience.

 

TLDR: Get a 10 Series card now or wait to see if 1080ti and AMD Vega pushes card prices down.