I went for Lockout. Sure, it was too close to John Carpenter's Escape From duology, but I am sure it can keep me entertained for free.
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Posted by The Laughing Mann on 04 September 2016 - 04:11 PM
- Intel i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad Core 4.0 GHz 1151 Processor
- Corsair Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance CPU Cooler
- 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 SDRAM
- ASUS ROG Maximus VIII HERO ALPHA
- Corsair HXi Series HX750i 750W Power Supply
- MSI GeForce GTX 1070 SEA HAWK X Water Cooled GPU
- 1x Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB SSD (Operating System)
- 1x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (Games)
- 1x Western Digital Black 1TB 7200 RPM HD (Old HD that will be replaced by a 1TB SSD in the near future)
- Corsair 400C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
- Windows 10 Professional
I will be running this all on my 60in 4K UHD LG Television with a Couchmaster Pro as the desk. I was originally going get a 1080 SEA HAWK X Water Cooled GPU, but the $300 price difference was not worth it IMO and eliminating this allowed me to get a second hard drive.
Quad core i7 running at 4.0 GHz. You're set for the next 5 years, easy.
Corsair Hydro coolers are definitely worth it, especially for a 4.0 GHz default clock.
16GB DDR4 is going to be plenty for a while. Only one or two games (particularly Steam Early Access titles) are emphasizing the need for that much RAM. A lot of others no more than 8, tops.
Love the ASUS Maximus choice of mobo.
750W is plenty for a single high end video card and CPU.
1070 is a solid choice.
While I like your choice of SSDs, I'd be wary even of running a dedicated SSD just for games (Samsung or not). I am hoping the tech's improved enough that more writes/rewrites won't diminish the life of the drive. All the same, keep the warranty in mind for the next 5 years (or 150 TBW, Total Bytes Written)
If the 1TB has games on it still (especially through Steam or Origin or what have you), you can repurpose those games for the new OS and save a frickton of bandwidth and time.
Windows 10 definitely is a good OS currently IMO. Definitely worth the Pro.
Posted by The Laughing Mann on 08 November 2015 - 10:54 PM
Also, I'm amazed it's that cheap this fast. It only came out last month.
Boyd Crowder, played by Walton Goggins...who makes up the damnedest awesome trilogy of F/X shows to come out in the past decade: The Shield, Sons of Anarchy (his role was more guest starring, but he made it work), and this show. But Boyd...damn, Boyd was the epitome of a modern outlaw. He wasn't evil, but he wasn't good...he just did whatever he agreed to in his own way. But if I had to give Justified a reason to be worth watching...it's Boyd Crowder.
Posted by The Laughing Mann on 19 March 2015 - 02:13 PM
Many things can affect CDs/DVDs. Heat, moisture, sunlight...
It can also be that your primary player or DVD drive is going bad too. Regular use of it can wear it down within a year or two tops; periodic use can get maybe 3-5 or more years out of it...but those little lenses are doomed to fail eventually.
Posted by The Laughing Mann on 10 March 2015 - 11:03 PM
All seven seasons, widescreen, subtitles, Amazon Prime eligible.
**This is a double-spindle set where all the DVDs are stacked on top of one another; a couple friends got it and say their copies are as legit as it get**
**This show is also a 'companion piece' to Sons of Anarchy, where you can see many actors/actresses interchange between the shows (Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons, was one of the regular writers on Shield)**
One of the highest rated shows of all time (if you like The Wire, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, or Justified or any show in those veins) for the cheapest price yet on record. And no, there are no plans currently to do a Blu-Ray remastering, so this is surely the best chance you have at getting the show for as cheap as possible.
**STILL AVAILABLE AS OF 3/11; UNDER "OTHER SELLERS", AMAZON STILL OFFERS IT, BUT HAS A 9-13 BUSINESS DAY WAIT**
Posted by The Laughing Mann on 15 February 2015 - 09:56 PM
$30 each. Can choose from Blu + UV (which is what Season 4 onward will follow, format-wise) or Blu/DVD/UV.
Season 4 is at a low of $34.99 for Blu + UV and will likely be the lowest price set come Tuesday for Amazon, Best Buy, and Target (possibly Walmart).
For anyone who has yet to get this show, the show rarely hits as low as $30. Yes, Season 1 and Season 2 did hit $20 each back during holiday 2013, but have not been seen that low in price since then. If you must find your money justified, get the Blu/DVD/UV combo for $30 while you can.
Enjoy those price matches at Best Buy or your favorite price-matching B&M business.
Posted by The Laughing Mann on 15 February 2015 - 02:05 PM
Peeked at the ad this morning, here's the lot:
$20 Blu/DVD Combos:
Tales from Earthsea
Whisper of the Heart
The Wind Rises
Kiki's Delivery Service
Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind (Not Advertised; Found via Blu-Ray.com)
My Neighbor Totoro (Found via Bestbuy.com search)
Howl's Moving Castle (Same)
**Castle in the Sky is available on Blu/DVD, but is still priced at $27.99**
**Spirited Away isn't available on Blu/DVD here yet? Really, Disney?**
Howl's Moving Castle
Castle in the Sky
My Neighbor Totoro
**VARIOUS OTHERS ARE RANGING FROM $15-18 BUT NOT LISTING CAUSE SEARCH WOULD TAKE TOO LONG**
Consider that these are being handled by Disney for localization here. And to see the Blu/DVD combos for these classic flicks hit $20 or less hasn't happened a whole lot as of yet.
My recommendations: Nausicaa, Mononoke, and Totoro. Howl's is a personal favorite, but the three I list are the true gems of the sale.
Posted by The Laughing Mann on 10 February 2015 - 02:10 AM
In the add they are showing as $39.99 and that is consistent with other retailers. Looks like that might be the lowest they'll get.
It'd be terrible of them to do next week cause Seasons 1, 2, and 3 went to $30 launch week and had Blu/DVD/UV combos...if this ends up being priced higher and without the DVDs included...I dunno...
Posted by The Laughing Mann on 29 January 2015 - 02:58 PM
Spartacus: Complete Series (Blu/UV): $70 (lowest was $45 in December 2014...urgh, and I missed it).
Twin Peaks: The Complete Series (aka Entire Mystery) (Blu): $75 (LOWEST PRICE EVER!)
Firefly: Complete Series (Blu): $12.99 (Again, hit the lowest recorded price)
True Blood: Complete Series (Blu): $169.99 (Again, lowest price but not the best) (Also DVD is $140)
Charmed: Complete Series (DVD): $45 (90s nostalgia for a great price)
Buffy: Complete Series (DVD): $65 (More 90s nostalgia for a great price...may not be the lowest price)
Columbo: Complete Series (DVD): $80 (a particular kind of investigator...if you love the likes of Agatha Christie's Poirot, Monk...Columbo is another staple series that falls into that vein, and $80 for a classic series may not be too much to ask for)
Some other noteworthy mentions:
Psych: The Complete Series on DVD $90 (I love the show, but I'll wait for it to hit less than this)
There's also Boy Meets World and Sex & The City for Complete Series, as well...and that's it.
Posted by The Laughing Mann on 28 January 2015 - 04:49 PM
Nothing purchased or downloaded for me this week except for the Black Mask Challenge Maps for my current obsession (Batman: Arkham Origins).
Though it's odd, I finished purchasing that DLC and even got a "Thank You For Your Purchase" email from Sony, yet when I view it on the web store, it tells me to "Add to Cart" instead of "Download to all my PS3s" like normal after you buy something. When I try to add it to my cart again, though, it tells me that I am not eligible to purchase it. Has this happened to anyone else?
Looking forward to hearing what PS+ games we'll be getting for free next week, though!
I dealt with this glitch myself. Apparently, when the stuff was on the Thank You for Your Purchase page, I had the option of queuing up my downloads. When I went to my downloads list, they weren't there in queue or list. But on my purchase page in my account, they were. Fortunately, when I fired my PS3 up later, the stuff downloaded and added to my account.
Posted by The Laughing Mann on 26 January 2015 - 05:49 PM
Thinking about Justified S1 and S2.
For $10/each, it's worth it on DVD. If you can get both for $10 total, all the better. You can also go onto eBay and buy the five DVD seasons in bundles for $50+, easy.
http://www.ebay.com/...=item259e80473c The good thing about DVD seasons is you can get batches of the seasons in bundles for great prices on eBay. Brand new, within the US...I've done it for a couple of shows (Downton Abbey, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire) and they were all legit copies. As of late, if I can get a Blu-Ray season for less than $20 or a DVD season for less than $15, I'll bite on it probably. For less than $10? My money is yours.