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Posted by sasquatc4 on 26 March 2017 - 04:10 AM
I turn off all lights on my gpu and mobo and dont buy fans that have them either. Ive done the builds with windows and cathodes and leds, 20 years ago, once or twice was enough. Now I prefer nondescript sealed and acoustically panelled black boxen that sit out of the way unseen and unheard
Posted by sasquatc4 on 24 March 2017 - 08:42 PM
hey, member that time that a single party had control of both the legislative and executive branches and still couldnt repeal something they had bitched about for 8 years and had all that time to come up with a replacement they could all agree on and didnt even do that? I member
Posted by sasquatc4 on 22 March 2017 - 06:37 PM
What's so hot about 8 Bit Armies that makes it worth 5 bucks?
its a true old school style rts. The whole 8bit series is just ripoffs of known formulas, armies==C&C, hordes==WC2, invaders=SC. So if you like that style then you'll like 8bit. Also an interesting thing they've done is that all the maps and factions are balanced and when you play skirmish or multiplayer you can actually choose any faction and any map from any of the games you own. So you can have space vs orcs vs armies
Posted by sasquatc4 on 22 March 2017 - 04:17 PM
Posted by sasquatc4 on 21 March 2017 - 03:48 AM
yea i was about to say 82 isnt bad during a stress test and 70's while gaming while a bit high isnt bad, I usually strive to keep it 72 or below but some cards just run hotter as well. My friends titanX was a heat beast and would do 80's while gaming
Not too shabby for a nights work, basically a jump in to the next higher gpu
Posted by sasquatc4 on 20 March 2017 - 06:53 PM
That may convince me to grab the VR game next time a sale comes up if thats true
Also for the boardgamebros there is a ticket to ride sale with a complete-o-matic bundle at 79% off. Probably cheapest way to get any dlc's your missing so far
Posted by sasquatc4 on 20 March 2017 - 04:16 PM
Looks like they are trying to revitalize serious sam. New all-in-one place for SS HD 1/2/3BFE. That will use a common engine with common updates bringing them all up to vulkan/dx11 and 64bit, multi monitor, cross-game workshop support, all sorts of nifty features. The browser and game voting system will also be cross-game, so you could play one match in an SS1 level and the next be in a BFE level
Could also be a good one for bronights, dont think I remember seein any SS games done before and most people probably own them
Posted by sasquatc4 on 19 March 2017 - 06:40 PM
At the end of the day, I think that most of us end up spending about the same on graphics cards averaged out over the years just in different ways. You'll have the guy dropping $700 on a high end card and hold on to it for years while another guy might buy the latest $100 card every year or two and another guy will buy a $200 card every 2-3 years.
yea Id agree. I had something typed up to that effect but figured I was long winded enough anyway
I bought mine after the partner cards came out last summer, and I think it was like 600. I expect it to last me until probably 2019/20-ish since I think volta is slated for probably a 2018 release (a few volta ID benchmarks have started to show up randomly). So that probably puts a TI variant in 2019 and a refresh in 2020. So 4 maybe 5 years worth of gaming.
So in the end sure it does cost more to have a higher end card, just depends on what kind of quality/fps/res you want to be able to run your games at. I just see it as may as well drop it up front so at least there is some point at which you can play games in their full glory with a slow drop off, instead of upgrading once a year or three to still be at middle/upper middle graphics settings. Of course if you're one to stretch hardware further it will also go further if you really want it to and you can hold out longer, but at least at some point in that gpu's timeline you are able to completely max out everything for 1-3 years
Posted by sasquatc4 on 19 March 2017 - 06:15 PM
I still rock 1080p on a 1080 which people still proclaim as crazy. But I do it for the same reason as you. So I can have everything set on ultra and still hit 100-200fps+. For shooter/mp games it helps so much in the feeling of the game, the whole thing just feels more fluid and fast paced when you can hit that. Plus the added benefit of knowing the card will last me at least through until the volta chips come out in a few years and probably even past the point of voltaTI (hopefully to second-gen volta) that would be a worthy upgrade.
By that time the games will probably start pushing the 1080 down to the realm of 60-80fps even at 1080p. Maybe by then Ill be ready for 1440p/4k monitors as well to make it worth the while, no real point in buying a 4k monitor to barely be able to drive it these days, may as well wait for better/cheaper 4k monitors to come out when you can really push them.
Ive never understood the 'get XXX card for 1080p its all you'll ever need'. Games will continually push and add more and more stuff, hell just look at the 970. When it came out it was kickin ass, gettin ~80-120fps on the current games. Now with more recent games it can barely hit 60 at higher settings and I would expect that trend to continue