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post #2056 of 9059
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Yeah this problem happens often to me -_-
post #2057 of 9059
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

I feel your pain.

This is why I warn friends and family before I build them a custom PC that I will not be their personal tech support.

I won't build family and friends PCs. I will recommend things, but I won't do it for them. Learn fast or GTFO.

post #2058 of 9059
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FACEPALMING SO HARD

 

bUILT MY cousin a computer.

 

She keeps having problems playing games.

 

So I Team View and video and voice chat with her.

 

AND GUESS what she is doing?

 

Plugging her video cable into the mobo and not the GPU. 

 

RAGGEEEEE.

This is why I've stopped building computers for friends and family who don't have a little computer know how.  Being tech support was annoying.  

post #2059 of 9059
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I won't build family and friends PCs. I will recommend things, but I won't do it for them. Learn fast or GTFO.

^^this X100000000

That's basically what I told my youngest brother. He spends twice as much time with computers but knows less than half what I do. He's better now that he was forced to learn or GTFO.
post #2060 of 9059
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Yeah this problem happens often to me -_-

You should buy a cap to screw onto the mobo vga lol.

 

 

I hope the Xbox One wins, it has a far more similar programming platform to the PC vs the PS4.  Console ports coming from the Xbox One will look and perform better in general.

 

Due to the Xbox One's DRM nature, I'm sure microsoft can make frequent promotional offers similar to Steam/Similar Platforms.

 

I wonder how long consoles will have the gaming lead..  I really hate gaming without my PC, but I won't pay top dollar when consoles have the graphical edge.

 

I'll probably make a m-ITX and wait it out, to the Winchester!

post #2061 of 9059

Consoles NEVER have the graphical edge compared to a top-of-the-line PC on release. Outdated hardware and lower price tags and all that will ensure that.

 

Well, maybe the 1980s were a different story, but back then, PC gaming was laughable compared to C64 or Amiga gaming due to the lacking graphics and especially sound capabilities, which didn't really reverse 'til 1990.

 

In other news...I gotta quit browsing eBay. Saw a GTX 480 for $108.25 shipped, thought "Forget the GTX 280s that I don't even know if they work or not, this'll be my stopgap solution until next year!", and pulled the trigger. The other card I was watching-a GTX 580 for $175-doesn't perform better enough to justify the price difference here.

 

That aging 8800 GT needed a break anyway, and anything significantly more powerful than a GTX 480 is going to be bottlenecked by a Q6600 even at 3.6 GHz. (Let alone titles like PlanetSide 2 that are CPU-bottlenecked with the 8800 GT already, according to the in-game FPS counter...)

post #2062 of 9059
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They have the graphical edge in terms of ratio of parts to performance.

Try making popping in a X1900T(chip xbox 360 gpu is based on) into your computer and trying to try to run a few games.
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They have the graphical edge in terms of ratio of parts to performance.

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post #2064 of 9059
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What thread? This is PC Enthusiast-fi, not "lets all bitch about how schiit Pcs are compared to outdated living room bricks-fi"

post #2065 of 9059
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What thread? This is PC Enthusiast-fi, not "lets all bitch about how schiit Pcs are compared to outdated living room bricks-fi"

 

 

Anyway, looking forward to the 8000 line from AMD. 

post #2066 of 9059

Recently stole obtained my brother's monitor. Same size as mine, so same resolution, but it has much nicer colors, and also supports 75hz at higher than 1280 x 1024. Decided to dink around on Skyrim to put it through it's paces. Looks really, really nice, especially at 2160 x 1350. Here's some screens from that resolution (though, downsampled).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When playing at 1440 x 900, the framerate can shoot up to 75FPS in interiors, and it kind of blows my mind. Couldn't really tell a difference between it and 60FPS at first, but I'm starting to notice now.

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When playing at 1440 x 900, the framerate can shoot up to 75FPS in interiors, and it kind of blows my mind. Couldn't really tell a difference between it and 60FPS at first, but I'm starting to notice now.

yep I just figured out that my monitor is a 75Hz too, after upgrading videocards and playing with vsync off at 70-90 fps it has felt a lot smoother.  Funny thing is that it's a cheap gateway monitor:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gateway-FHD2303L-BID-23-Widescreen-LED-Monitor-Refurbished-/290934257241?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item43bd087659

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yep I just figured out that my monitor is a 75Hz too, after upgrading videocards and playing with vsync off at 70-90 fps it has felt a lot smoother.  Funny thing is that it's a cheap gateway monitor:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gateway-FHD2303L-BID-23-Widescreen-LED-Monitor-Refurbished-/290934257241?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item43bd087659

 

Heh, mine's a Gateway too. Found out 75Hz is even supported at my downsample resolution. No way Skyrim will be hitting it at that resolution, but some of my less demanding games should.

post #2069 of 9059

So I just installed my old copy of Star Wars Battlefront II and logged into my ancient multiplayer account and to my surprise their were actually people online and playing an eight year old game. I was also extremely excited to find that could still download and install my favorite mods that I used to play. Anyone else still have this game and willing to play on some mod maps with me? I hosted a server running mod maps but after an hour I was still all alone. I guess not many people still have mods installed for the game.

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Originally Posted by Tman5293 View Post

So I just installed my old copy of Star Wars Battlefront II and logged into my ancient multiplayer account and to my surprise their were actually people online and playing an eight year old game. I was also extremely excited to find that could still download and install my favorite mods that I used to play. Anyone else still have this game and willing to play on some mod maps with me? I hosted a server running mod maps but after an hour I was still all alone. I guess not many people still have mods installed for the game.

Isn't BF III (only way to shortcut type it now) comming out soon? News of it comming out probably caused other people to get the feels as well.

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