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Posted by ezelkow1 on 20 July 2016 - 04:16 AM

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Posted by ezelkow1 on 17 July 2016 - 04:35 PM

I have the game on my wishlist since 2 years I think. It should be the closest game you can currently find for Dungeon Keeper 2. 

Yea its pretty good. I kickstarted it, and it was worth it. They even got the same voice actor from DK2.  They've also added a ton more stuff (and an actual branching tech tree), and keep adding as it goes on.  They usually have a themed type update where they add some new features along with patch fixes any time they do updates

 

Keep in mind most bad reviews of it on steam are from when it was in early access state, and you know how 90% of people dont understand what that means. Its a fully fledged release at this point so if your reading reviews Id stick to ones more recent




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Posted by ezelkow1 on 17 July 2016 - 09:27 AM

saw one review that nailed it perfectly.  They are trying to discount all the bad press as misogyny.  But the movie  goes out of its way to man bash, as all the men are jerks or idiots.  Then they also make the Leslie Jones character the stereotypical large black woman.  Bad movie is bad, regardless of the social trappings.

except it doesnt, have you seen the movie? Because I have, and it was actually pretty good. There was not one moment of man-bashing that I can remember, besides the secretary character being an idiot, but thats his character (though agreed it wears thin after a while). The rest (the mayor, the main protagonist, dean of the school, tour guides, etc) are playing their parts, theres no overt man bashing going on in the entire thing.  Leslie Jones character is much more than the stereotypical large black woman and her extended knowledge plays a role in the plot

 

Honestly the ars technica review is probably the closest one Ive seen to what I agree with after seeing it.  People need to drop this SJW bullshit, stop reading facebook like its life, and just watch a movie as a goddamn movie for once




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Posted by ezelkow1 on 12 July 2016 - 12:25 AM

All I wanted to do was go to a damn ATM and leave the game lol

you can use your phone to deposit money, you dont have to go anywhere




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Posted by ezelkow1 on 11 July 2016 - 03:14 PM

Negative.

A FS and Hotas are 100x better than a game pad. Even the cheapo $40 flight sticks are better...and you can download pre configured settings instead of doing your own.




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Im just relaying my personal experience. I do have a hotas and have it fully configured to my tastes. However some things in elite are just flat out done better on a controller, theres many forum threads on it asking them to try to fix it.  Part of it is because of the immensely reduced throw distance on a controllers joystick vs. a hotas.  Its why a controller will win 90% of the time in an interdiction fight, when doing interdictions i always switch to my controller.

 

Now Im not saying all instances, but for some they are.  And by no means do you really need to own a hotas to actually enjoy elite, if Im just doing a quick pick up sometimes Ill just stick with the controller so I dont have to move the kbm out of the way for the hotas.  Sure for the majority of the game a hotas is more immersive and offers more control, but I still dont think you absolutely need one




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Posted by ezelkow1 on 11 July 2016 - 02:53 AM

Anyone here play elite dangerous? If so is it something you would recommend?

I put in a good amount of hours with it a while back with a few friends.  It is fun if you dont mind hunting out missions and doing your own thing and making your own path. It can be easy to be distracted but it is fun.  We did get the expansion but planets were pretty much a let down when it first came out, they've added more things and their end-season addons sound good as well

 

Honestly you dont even need a hotas.  I played just fine with a 360 controller for a long while before I got the hotas and for certain things the 360 blows a hotas out of the water, like interdicting, a controller cant be matched for that




#13396579 Show your build!

Posted by ezelkow1 on 09 July 2016 - 06:33 PM

Same here.  When I originally built my 2600k box ~6 years ago I was running water cooling in it. Apparently the pump/fan/whatever on the  cpu had died after a couple years and I really had no idea.  It was keeping it cool enough to not die but temps were much higher than what they should of been.  So after that I never wanted to go water again

 

The scarlett's are good options for price/performance. Anything beyond that and your lookin at double the price for maybe some better dacs that you probably wont even hear the difference. Alot less than that and your lookin at crappy driver support.  The scarletts come in enough models as well that you can usually match up to exactly what you need for input/output.  I could also suggest the NI Komplete audio cards, I used to run with an audio kontrol 1, but their driver support is hit or miss. Some people end up with static/crackling and thats existed in their cards for years. Mine had been fine for a long time and then started doing it




#13396010 Show your build!

Posted by ezelkow1 on 09 July 2016 - 12:26 AM

Since there was a call for builds:

CPU: i7 6700k
Mobo: Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 5
GPU: Asus Strix Nvidia GTX1080
RAM: Ballistix 32GB
HDD: Crucial 500GB SSD, Samsung 64GB SSD (for cache) both attached to back of motherboard
          1x old ass 1TB for random documents, 5TB Toshiba X300 7200RPM game drive
          3TB and 5TB Seagate USB3 drives for audio samples, movies and stuff
Sound Card: Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
CPU Cooler: Cryorig H7
Case: Fractal Design R5
Fans: Rear/Bottom/Front Fractal GP-14 140mm
 
Monitors: Asus VE247H and BENQ XL2411Z 144hz monitor
KB/M: Gigabyte Ghost M8000X, Razer Blackwidow mechanical
Noise Makers: KRK Rokit 6
                        Logitech G930 wireless headset
                        KRK KNS-8400
                        AKG K240 opens
                  
other various controllers and what nots
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Its kept underneath my desk so no good full shots, but I love that case. I like them subtle, but it has thick soundproof foam on all sides and is completely silent.  It was also my first case to finally have cable cleanup so it was a nice change from my 6-7year old thermaltake. So luckily even though it doesnt look great in this shot the only loose cables are the ones for the gpu, only looks bad cause they are flat but at least thin so not blocking anything and the ones on the right are routed behind
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Also ignore the dust :)  At least the filters are clean since I cleaned when I did this build ~month ago, those side vents are hard to keep clean though, at least the rest is clean



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Posted by ezelkow1 on 07 July 2016 - 04:08 PM

Back to gpu VRAMS talk, the 1060 is announced:

http://www.anandtech...tx-1060-july-19

 

tldr;

july19th hard release date, 250$, 980 performance, 6gb VRAMS, FE only sold by nvidia so the majority of cards sold are expected to be partner cards




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Posted by ezelkow1 on 04 July 2016 - 05:48 AM

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<price is right horn>

 

thanks steam for the useless card




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Posted by ezelkow1 on 02 July 2016 - 06:06 PM

In case anyone had been interested in a windward 4pack, humble now has it for the 4pack price without having to go through the hassle,

https://www.humblebu.../store/windward




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Posted by ezelkow1 on 30 June 2016 - 09:02 PM

Lol at SLI

QFT

 

2 of the guys in the group I play with have SLI setups and I have yet to actually hear them talk about it working, 90% of the time they leave it turned off because games dont work with it or when they do they actually get worse performance. One has a 970 sli and the other a 980ti sli.  I think they usually just use one as a physx board at this point




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Posted by ezelkow1 on 29 June 2016 - 04:32 PM

The article says it has a 6 pin and they would prefer an 8 pin, so I don't think that's entirely correct.  

So it does, either way heres the relevant clips:

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Posted by ezelkow1 on 29 June 2016 - 04:19 PM

Id also really avoid the rx480 right now just because of this:

http://www.tomshardw...-10,4616-9.html

 

AMD's power usage and heat are still complete and utter crap. They are pulling 20% over-spec of the power from a pci-e slot which you can end up hearing that and possibly cause mobo damage over time. It also is pulling more power and heat than a 1080 for 970 performance

 

If you do want one Id wait for AIB manufacturers to put them out with an external power input so its not drawing so much directly from the slot

 

meanwhile, microcenter had asus-strix 1080's in stock last night while i was picking up other things, so if anyone is interested in a used 970 there is one available ;)




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Posted by ezelkow1 on 27 June 2016 - 10:26 PM

^

I would think they get alot more purchases that way for the casual users. They get the one friend who's on top of things buying a game at a steep discount, by the time the other friends hear about it its back to a much smaller discount but they feel inclined to purchase it since their other friend/s now have it