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Dilbert_X
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+1,599|4145|eXtreme to the maX
I haven't yet had any terrible trouble with Win 10.
Your virus system is infected with windows. Please to be giving me your credit card details urgently
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,776|4671|949

i hate the constant updates, and the UI takes a lot of getting used to.  I liked Win 7
SuperJail Warden
Member
+181|1759
Building a new computer would be fun. Unfortunately it would be a waste of money. There aren't any games worth playing anymore. I mean at least there aren't that require new hardware to do so.
uziq
Member
+146|1491
i felt like i was saying the exact same thing here 5 years ago. i can’t justify paying the crypto-spiked price for a GPU so that i can play fortnite or whatever. i’m basically waiting for blizzard to relaunch vanilla WoW, a game i could max the settings of comfortably a decade ago.
Shahter
Zee Ruskie
+282|4815|Moscow, Russia
people are still playing wow?
if you open your mind too much your brain will fall out.
uziq
Member
+146|1491
WoW is the biggest subscription MMO in the world. how is this news to you? i haven’t played it since 2010/11. blizzard recently announced they are relaunching a ‘classic’ version of the original game. i shall be replaying it. it’s an instant wormhole into being 15 again.
Shahter
Zee Ruskie
+282|4815|Moscow, Russia
wow was dead since about cataclysm, imo.

"wormhole into 15" you say. i'm too old for that. was fun though.
if you open your mind too much your brain will fall out.
uziq
Member
+146|1491
i noped out around wrath of the lich king. raid finder and heroic classes were stupid. all the cross-realm conveniences made socialising and community irrelevant. everyone could see the way the game was heading towards a single-player trophy cabinet. but i have very fond memories of the cohesive mmo world feeling previous to that. it’s the sort of gaming community you don’t find anymore in streaming and esports culture.

can’t pretend i’m going to play it a lot or like it as much. but i’m glad it’s being revived. incidentally a book published by a vanilla wow developer just raised the highest ever sum on kickstarter for a book. a lot of people feel the same way.

Last edited by uziq (2018-10-02 04:37:11)

Shahter
Zee Ruskie
+282|4815|Moscow, Russia

uziq wrote:

it’s the sort of gaming community you don’t find anymore in streaming and esports culture.
...
i’m glad it’s being revived. incidentally a book published by a vanilla wow developer just raised the highest ever sum on kickstarter for a book. a lot of people feel the same way.
yeah. i keep in touch with some of my old mmo buddies (from eq2 though, not wow). it's fun to occasionally remember "old times" with them. none would be willing to invest as much of their life as we used to in an online game again though.
if you open your mind too much your brain will fall out.
SuperJail Warden
Member
+181|1759
I was thinking of just buying the cheapest hardware on Amazon just to get the the feeling of building a PC again. You could build a whole decent internet/writing PC for the price of a single gaming grade CPU. Which is a problem with PC gaming today too. I can't stomach dropping $1500 on a PC just to Max out whatever is popular out there right now? Fortnight, Battlefield whatever? Nah.
uziq
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you don’t really even need a current gen CPU really.  as always with these things it’s like CPU designs outstrip game utilisation by about 3 generations.

the shocker is the fact even mid-range GPUs are priced through the roof because of demand. RAM seems to be surprisingly expensive, too. i think it’s probably the first time in my life where i’d feel more disposed to buy a current-gen console and forget a custom-build PC.

that’s not even to mention the latest must have gimmick monitors or whatever. 400hz or something and horrible colour/image quality. but the frame sync bro!!!!! now you’re expected to drop $1000 to get s good all round monitor too. i’m sure those twitch browser tabs look fantastic.

Last edited by uziq (2018-10-02 16:24:55)

SuperJail Warden
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SSD's are getting cheaper at least. I bought a 250 GB for like a hundred dollars a few years back. Same model goes for $50ish today. That is one cool advancement.
SuperJail Warden
Member
+181|1759
My sister's boyfriend brother bought him a high end gaming PC as a gift. He plays it as my sister's place on a 50 inch Samsung 4K T.V. The games he plays? Age of Empires 2 and some mmo with elves. I don't have the heart to tell him his brother wasted a ton of money on him. I mean this PC is way more powerful than mine and I don't even need it.
SuperJail Warden
Member
+181|1759

SuperJail Warden wrote:

I was thinking of just buying the cheapest hardware on Amazon just to get the the feeling of building a PC again.
I just did this. Going to boot Linux off of it. Total came up to sub $400. Will put my gaming PC in storage and try to put that part of my life behind me.
SuperJail Warden
Member
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Finished it over the Columbus day weekend.
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43380910_2371083712905325_1133160716560236544_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&oh=11af9f3f00e58d5cf8ac21fe68e2592e&oe=5C53739C
way nicer than my Frankenstein of a mess first build
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43382056_2371136212900075_3123896702709268480_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&oh=dd34c825201b576f9074167dfddea327&oe=5C44C36F
uziq
Member
+146|1491
cool, seeing all those guts brings back memories. thanks for the pics.

keep us posted on what you actually play on it!
SuperJail Warden
Member
+181|1759
Thank you! I plan to play nothing. In fact the PC is a downgrade in every way to my old one. I put Linux Mint on the computer and want nothing to do with games for at least a generation.
uziq
Member
+146|1491
oh ya sorry i forgot that part. linux, i remember that.
coke
Aye up duck!
+435|4748|England. Stoke
Ordered this RX 580 for £181.99 on Tuesday (supposedly the most powerful version of the 580)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 … &psc=1
since then it's gone from about £210 to £220 a lot of place still got it at £250 plus feel like I bagged a bargain

Last edited by coke (2018-11-22 18:46:46)

SuperJail Warden
Member
+181|1759
I am seeing £289.99. Good deal.
coke
Aye up duck!
+435|4748|England. Stoke
Yeah gone up to like £280 again which is about the price it was before I think.
I almost waited till today to get it, in case they dropped the price even more on "black Friday", bloody glad I didn't now.

It arrived today and i'm running BF5 on with everything maxed (DX11, DX12 seemed to cause some stuttering), 1920x1080 at like 80fps.
SuperJail Warden
Member
+181|1759
What CPU did you pair it with?
coke
Aye up duck!
+435|4748|England. Stoke
I already had a 8th gen i5-8400.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+704|4724|United States of America
Somehow on my network, my new computer is getting 4-5 Mbps speeds whereas it's supposed to be around 25-30 (still shitty, I know). I'm using an old ethernet cable I've had for years (and was the same one as my old PC). Is it possible the shitty cable is causing it to be slow or is there some other likely cause? I don't have a wireless card to hand to troubleshoot with.
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,776|4671|949

absolutely is possible.  do you have a router that may be a bottleneck, or are you connected straight to the cable modem/gateway?

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