Looks decent for the money. Only downside I see is the soldered 4gb so likely only 1 upgrade slot for ram.
Will it run Crysis?
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Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 08:17 PM
Thief series is great, for the most part.
If you like stealth, original two are awesome. Missions are great, but you must play stealthy or forget it.
Deadly Shadows is also great, but a bit different. It's more of an open-world game with good-to-great missions, story & lore.
Thief 2014 tries to do the Deadly Shadows formula, but w/ more moderizations - i.e. Highlight items, Arkham X-ray detective mode stuff, one hit knockout key, etc etc...which you can shut off/turn off each and every one, in custom difficulty mode to suit your play-style.
Thief 2014 is good, but isn't as great as the other 3 games. Namely, the missions were often good, but not great. Also, I think they should've fleshed more out on the "Erin will kill vs. Garrett normally doesn't kill" story & philosophies; and fleshed their characters out more.
Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 01:07 AM
Nvidia supposedly has a glut of cards from the Crypto-Crash they're trying to unload before releasing the 1100 series. My local Micro Center has an Asus Strix 1080 for $549 now which is cheaper than it's been in ages. Slickdeals shows some in the $450 range after coupons or rebates.
Of course, then you can get into "But you should hold that $549 until the 1100 cards come out and see what they're priced at..." so have fun forever second guessing yourself.
I see NewEgg has a Zotac 8GB GTX 1080 Mini for around $480:
Posted by MysterD on 23 June 2018 - 12:10 PM
I would spend more on this Steam sale if I was able to upgrade my four year old ing GTX960 for a reasonable price.
Do you have the 2GB or 4GB version?
These days, a lot of AAA titles want at least 2-3GB of VRAM (i.e. see Res Evil 2 Remake; AC Unity and newer; Fallout 4; GR Wildlands; Mafia 3; etc etc) - so, if you have 4GB on the 960, you might be okay. Mind you, it won't get the best performance at 1080p if you max stuff out, but at least you'll have the needed VRAM buffer. You should get 30fps+ on most titles (at Medium or better).
Also, I've seen 6GB GTX 1060's around $200-240 online - so yeah, keep your eyes peeled, if you're looking for one of those. Of course, 1070's and above still been quite pricey.
Apparently my computer only has intergrated graphics and doesnt even have a proper graphics card.
Yeah, video cards are very important these days.
Do you have a laptop or desktop?
If it's a desktop - do you have a PCI-E slot and a decent power supply in there (i.e. 300w or more)? If so, then you could get a solid video card. You're not going to have a decent PC gaming experience w/ AAA titles, if you don't have some kind of solid video card these days. Most modern games seem to want at least 2GB 660's and some even recommend 3GB cards. The upcoming RE2 Remake wants a 2GB 760 for a minimum, so I wouldn't be surprised to see more games asking for mid-range 700 series and above.
If you can't change a lower power supply (i.e. propriety crap, limited room, don't want to change, don't want to deal out more $ for another part, and/or whatever) - look in the GTX 1050 card range. Your best bet might be a 4GB 1050 Ti for a band-aid (to get well over the usual 2GB VRAM requirement and to get something that does 1080p gaming decently); seen those for around $120 (B-stocks) to $160 (new).
Otherwise, of course, I'd always recommend something like the 6GB GTX 1060 (i.e. $200-240) or better, if you want to dish out more $ and you already have a good system. I have the 6GB 1060 mobile in my gaming laptop and my main gaming desktop has a GTX 970 - and those cards run 1080p @ 60fps or better at High or above on most modern games. If you have a better monitor and whatnot - you could always push to 1440p w/ Medium if need be for 30fps+ performance (often what I do w/ the GTX 970), if you aren't always about having 60fps.
Posted by MysterD on 21 June 2018 - 09:33 PM
BTW Here is an offer from Paypal if you plan on spending any money on the Steam Sale, you can claim the offer and use it later
Credit to Wario64
Hopefully, there's enough "hidden gems", recent games w/ good discounts, and/or big titles that I want early to get me over that $30 hump.
Posted by MysterD on 21 June 2018 - 12:01 AM
OMG @ that above set-up w/ the three monitors. That looks awesome and insanely cool.
I really hope you enjoy your new rig. I bet it's insanely awesome!
And I hope you especially enjoy the G-Sync monitor, as I think this is the biggest game-changer for me in playing games. If you don't have G-Sync - even when playing games, even w/ all the power, you can still takes performance hits & feel something...even if it's say 10 frame loss. You'll notice it, even if you normally are at 60fps and have one small hit to say 50fps; especially in fast-paced games.
Playing games at 30fps or 60fps w/ No-Sync, V-Sync, or Fast Sync is no comparison. As good as even 60fps can be - meh, any of that is crap compared to what 120fps w/ G-Sync and taking even nasty 30fps hits (down to say 90fps) does when playing...i.e. you still feel nothing b/c everything moving so fast anyways, no graphical tearing, no stutters, nothing. Smooth as butter and silky smooth as can be, no matter what happens.
I think with your new super-rig and especially G-Sync, you're gonna be in Gaming Heaven.
I seriously need to find a G-Sync monitor for my main desktop PC at a decent sale sometime. 60fps with anything that isn't G-Sync just isn't the same anymore.
Enjoy your PC!
Is that a G502 mouse there I see? That mouse rules.
Posted by MysterD on 20 June 2018 - 11:19 PM
I recognized Drakkhen, Tunnel B1, and Alien Rampage. I still will not buy this bundle because I also know they're total dogshit.
this Indie Legends bundle is a great deal, though. Action Henk, Broken Sword, and Convoy are all good.
Fahrenheit is good too.
Even better that the HD Remaster is in here.
Not so fond of the back 1/3rd of the game - but yeah, the first 2/3rds are very good.
Posted by MysterD on 18 June 2018 - 11:06 AM
Posted by MysterD on 14 June 2018 - 12:32 AM
Watching IGN w/ developers of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
This looks & sounds awesome...and very difficult, the way the dev's are talking.
They say it's designed is very similar Dark Souls 1 - with namely to the inter-connected style of hubs & areas like that of Dark Souls 1; and that you'll find items, read descriptions, explore, & have to figure out what to do w/ them.
Posted by MysterD on 13 June 2018 - 01:15 AM
My gaming rig is getting pretty old and I'm shopping around for something new. I'm not sure if I'll build again or if I'll just buy something ready out of the box as time is not really my friend these days. Do any of you have any experience with Cyberpower PCs? I'm looking at either this one or this one. Any other equivalents for sale out there that any of you know of?
No experience w/ Cyberpower PC's - but the specs on both of those are awesome.
Since both are NVidia-based, I will also advise this: go for a 120hz G-Sync ready monitor. I have never experienced anything so smooth in my life, gameplay-wise. As good as playing anything at 60fps is - that feels like crap, when compared to what comes out of a 120hz monitor w/ G-Sync support.