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Guys, quit freaking out about not finding deals, you're forgetting about a thing called Cyber Monday which hasn't happened yet :)

Also, rightstuf is having some pre Cyber Monday sales, I found chobits BD for $28: http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/4Hm6jCzRTOth7CC8ED/browse/item/90050/4/0/0

and K-ON!! for $49: http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/4Hm6jCzRTOth7CC8ED/browse/item/97078/4/0/0

And CdJapan is having a sale on this stuff: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/offers/sale/clearance_sale.html?cid=c1

I didn't find anything good there, but you should check it out still.

Also, Jlist has an *Cough* epic *Cough* sale going on of $5 off of $50... >_<

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Guys, quit freaking out about not finding deals, you're forgetting about a thing called Cyber Monday which hasn't happened yet :)

Also, rightstuf is having some pre Cyber Monday sales, I found chobits BD for $28: http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/4Hm6jCzRTOth7CC8ED/browse/item/90050/4/0/0

and K-ON!! for $49: http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/4Hm6jCzRTOth7CC8ED/browse/item/97078/4/0/0

And CdJapan is having a sale on this stuff: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/offers/sale/clearance_sale.html?cid=c1

I didn't find anything good there, but you should check it out still.

Also, Jlist has an *Cough* epic *Cough* sale going on of $5 off of $50... >_<

I am fully aware of Cyber Monday, hell, I bought a full setup last year from Cyber Monday :)

 

 

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I have no idea. I didn't see anyone reply other than you that one time several posts above.

 

I'd like to understand what's the deal with drivers as well if at all possible. redface.gifredface.gifredface.gif

Oh those. Those are easy with new setups.

 

Basically the only drivers for your build you need to care about is the ones on the CD of your mobo. Otherwise for a bigger build, you will need to get the CD from your mobo, audio driver and video card driver that is if you bought an external video card and external or internal pcie sound device.They will come with the stuff you buy.

 

Basically in most cases when you first buy your computer, SOMETIMES you won't be able to get online. Sometimes you will. Win 7 has general drivers on its OS that will instal when you first instal the OS, this allows for SOME, parts of your mobo's devices to work with near full capability when you first boot up your computer sometimes or sometimes, not at all as those general drivers won't work. The ones that sometimes won't work are only the very basic ones you don't have to worry about like audio and internet, and that is about all. However nowadays 80% of the time, they will work with general drivers, so not a worry. So how do you rectify that limited or no capability? You put the motherboard DVD into your DVD drive and instal the drivers. Choose carefully, it will usually ask if you just want to instal drivers or the whole everything. I usually choose to first instal just the drivers only BUT then I will then go back and instal the proprietary audio software or Overclocking or monitoring software the motherboard comes with. You don't need to, I just find it nice.

 

That's basically it. It's not a big deal really. You only need to worry about your mobo being able to support the CPU on first run. You choose the Asrock one which was quite nice (The Biostar one was for AMD sadly)

 

That is basically it. 

post #41778 of 137452
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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

I have no idea. I didn't see anyone reply other than you that one time several posts above.

I'd like to understand what's the deal with drivers as well if at all possible. redface.gifredface.gifredface.gif

What...Bowei, Numbers and also Joe responded to your query you know... I think the last one was that $375 I think.
Then again, ask again LOL


@Mechy
Seems like his VNs work fine. Except for Clannad. This is how mine was:

Clannad - I didn't reinstall it. I just used my previously installed (on W7) one. Sure it played fine, but when I opened it, there was a menu saying that I have to choose the font. I didn't know what to because I haven't installed japanese yet, so I just pressed anything. As a result, my fonts were changed (from the W7 one) to tiny fonts. And I'm not sure how to fix it. I don't want to reinstall, even if by just copying the SAVEDATA is safe

Tomoyo After Story - Works perfect. Even with the W7 installation AND reinstalled again on W8, doesn't seem anything is wrong. No font issue as in Clannad too
Edited by graphidz - 11/23/12 at 7:03pm
post #41779 of 137452
No wonder my Windows Store is showing Japanese stuff... I forgot I still had Japanese locale on *facepalm*

I still can't understand why my Chrome won't enable rich text editor?
post #41780 of 137452
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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

Here's the thing. My parent's asked me what I wanted for Christmas. The only thing which I have a practical need for at the moment is a better computer. So I said "Well, the only thing I actually need is a new computer, but that's probably way too expensive so I don't know." They said they'd be willing to help me get a computer. *shrug* I went and did a little research. Reported back. They're concerned that I won't be able to build it, or that I'll mess up and order the wrong parts, or even if I do order good parts they'll have problems or won't work well together. They heard from my uncle that when he builds computers things go wrong all the time, the components don't work together or something and it's really difficult to fix. Are these legitimate concerns? Or not? Is there a high likelihood that I will run into lots of issues? Or...?

 

If I can't build a computer, I may as well just give up on the idea all together. A pre-built machine with a slower processor and nothing but a 500GB hard drive for $400-450 is not really doin' it for me now...

 

Here's my main list as of now:

 

-Corsair CX430 PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

-Asrock H77M mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303

-Core i3-3220 CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775

-Gskil 8GB RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

-OCZ 60GB SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227811

-3TB Barracuda HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844

These are legitamete concerns. But something that we people do when we have built enough computers and when talking to "regular people" is to always make them know of what could go wrong. Why do we do this? So that if the party that hears this screws up, we have lesser blame.

 

The 3TB is sold out (told you) so you will need to get a 1TB for the same price now.

 

There 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148583

 

This is the one on Haiburi's list. This is a much better company for SSD's however there is a problem. A few people for Crucia's other 64GB feedback have said that the drives were slow which may be a big problem

 

 

I'll put together one later in the day for you :) I'll look at combo deals and maybe a better mobo (doubt it but who knows) but more importantly a PSU and CAse that is well price and hopefully sub $40


Edited by bowei006 - 11/23/12 at 7:18pm
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

EVERYONE had one of those mouses. Including me. That bugger lasted a decade. But none the less, why buy a "Legend" edition of a mouse from way way back..... when you can get a mouse from today with better (subjective) ergonomics and looks(you won't like the looks of the ones further down the list) but I understood why you had that mouse as an option. 

 

*facepalm*
 
You do not understand the temptations the people like me experience (I'm dying for a Cherry G80-3000 but I can't find one with the US layout and MX Blue or Brown switches and a few keycaps too).
 
My mother ordered most of the stuff. I'm only missing an A10 right now IIRC and a hard drive (I have the SSD).
post #41782 of 137452
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

 

I understand that temptation for the old stuff. There's a reason why there are forums dedicated to collecting unopened straight from factory NES games or something.

 

I wouldn't say old but ...you know. That minimal or last gen stuff brought back again

 

You've already bought the Crucial?

 

Looking at the feedback for the Crucia 60-64GB's on newegg, there seems to be some problems. Looks to be software based in the controller, drivers etc etc 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I'll put together one later in the day for you :) I'll look at combo deals and maybe a better mobo (doubt it but who knows) but more importantly a PSU and CAse that is well price and hopefully sub $40

 

It probably doesn't matter anymore. -__-

 

They pretty much only want to go for a pre-built one. Thanks for your help though. I was kind of looking forward to that feeling of accomplishment when it was all done, and I'll probably end up with something rather inferior now, but oh well. First world problems...

post #41784 of 137452
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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

 

It probably doesn't matter anymore. -__-

 

They pretty much only want to go for a pre-built one. Thanks for your help though. I was kind of looking forward to that feeling of accomplishment when it was all done, and I'll probably end up with something rather inferior now, but oh well. First world problems...

...awww...but that l.....why not ask for your uncle to convince them? It only took Haiburi, 3 years. You can do it in like a week?

post #41785 of 137452
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

...awww...but that l.....why not ask for your uncle to convince them? It only took Haiburi, 3 years. You can do it in like a week?

 

My uncle is the reason they're afraid, haha.

post #41786 of 137452
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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

 

My uncle is the reason they're afraid, haha.

Ask your uncle to explain?

post #41787 of 137452
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And aside from the VN don't forget the very famous Melty Blood fighting game. Not only did it have a few different titles to it (expansion type of thing), it also made it to different platforms.
Well, bowei seems to do more Americanized gaming so I guess it can't be helped that he's totally clueless outside his English VN repertoire when it comes to Japanese games.
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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

Here's the thing. My parent's asked me what I wanted for Christmas. The only thing which I have a practical need for at the moment is a better computer. So I said "Well, the only thing I actually need is a new computer, but that's probably way too expensive so I don't know." They said they'd be willing to help me get a computer. *shrug* I went and did a little research. Reported back. They're concerned that I won't be able to build it, or that I'll mess up and order the wrong parts, or even if I do order good parts they'll have problems or won't work well together. They heard from my uncle that when he builds computers things go wrong all the time, the components don't work together or something and it's really difficult to fix. Are these legitimate concerns? Or not? Is there a high likelihood that I will run into lots of issues? Or...?

If I can't build a computer, I may as well just give up on the idea all together. A pre-built machine with a slower processor and nothing but a 500GB hard drive for $400-450 is not really doin' it for me now...

Here's my main list as of now:

-Corsair CX430 PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
-Asrock H77M mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303
-Core i3-3220 CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775
-Gskil 8GB RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
-OCZ 60GB SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227811
-3TB Barracuda HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844
Did not look at all the different parts but...
Legitimate concerns it is.
But put it this way... you gotta start somewhere or you'll never learn it.
In fact, today installing a PC is so much simpler.
Motherboards are better labeled, cables are also better labeled.
Compatibility is better documented on company spec sheets.
Windows 7 will install most of the drivers if not at least ensuring you can boot into the system.
Windows 8 installed ALL my drivers for me...

As long as you cross-check the parts and their specs sheets on newegg you can pretty much already tell if your computer will have basic functions. As long as you don't mess too much with BIOS settings I think building a computer nowadays is pretty well almost plug-and-play.

@Graph
As long as you're not using AutoDesk products then there will likely be little to no software compatibility issues you cannot solve with modern software, or by using compatibility mode/administrator mode.
The Chrome thing is annoying though, and I think FireFox by now is fixed so I can actually go back to it. Rich Text Editor works on FF AFAIK.
Edited by kalbee - 11/23/12 at 7:28pm
post #41788 of 137452

Yep exactly, if you don't ever do it, you will never learn

post #41789 of 137452
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I understand that temptation for the old stuff. There's a reason why there are forums dedicated to collecting unopened straight from factory NES games or something.

 

I wouldn't say old but ...you know. That minimal or last gen stuff brought back again

 

You've already bought the Crucial?

 

Looking at the feedback for the Crucia 60-64GB's on newegg, there seems to be some problems. Looks to be software based in the controller, drivers etc etc 

Geekhack is a black hole to be for me.

 

Meh.

 

Yup. It was the least expensive and it performs well.

 

Meh, nothing's perfect. Not as scary as the thought of another huge Sandforce problem (excluding Intel).

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

...awww...but that l.....why not ask for your uncle to convince them? It only took Haiburi, 3 years. You can do it in like a week?

Haha.

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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

 

My uncle is the reason they're afraid, haha.

LOL. My uncle is the only reason I'm into computers and such (computers and then headphones and then keyboards).

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Ask your uncle to explain?

 

Explain what? He was telling them how hard a time he had building a computer for my grandma.

 

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sigh...

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