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Also, if you plan on doing intense airplay or any streaming stuff like that, a nicer router will help, along with placing it in the room you're using it etc. Also note the strongest protocol the device can handle, no need getting an AC router to improve N performance. wink.gif
Using Linksys EA6500 (I know), I tried out the Asus A66-R and had problems with it even though it was supposed to e really good..
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Anybody else getting Star Citizen? It looks like it'll be phenomenal

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Anybody else getting Star Citizen? It looks like it'll be phenomenal
Anybody eating for Tomb Raider "2"? I'm hoping it'll be as good as the first (new) TR.
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I'm going for both. However, I'm not paying for an indie game that isn't released.

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Anybody know when DayZ is released?
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Anybody know when DayZ is released?

lol I don't think anyone does:
http://www.vg247.com/2013/11/11/dayz-standalone-being-held-up-by-bugs-optimisation-hall-reveals/

 

I'm looking forward to it actually coming out, when it does.

 

BF4 is still a joke, they have a huge patch due out soon.  Was the BF3 release this bad?

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Anybody else getting Star Citizen? It looks like it'll be phenomenal

 

Let's just say that preparing for that game is a huge reason why I just put together a new PC.

 

I also shudder to think about how much money I've thrown at Chris Roberts and the rest of Cloud Imperium Games for pledge packages. There's already a Constellation, Super Hornet and Aurora LX in my hangar.

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Let's just say that preparing for that game is a huge reason why I just put together a new PC.

I also shudder to think about how much money I've thrown at Chris Roberts and the rest of Cloud Imperium Games for pledge packages. There's already a Constellation, Super Hornet and Aurora LX in my hangar.

Something I might be interested in.
Is it "pay-to-win" though?
I despise games that give actual advantages by paying for them aside from design or experience based items.

If I can just pat $200 and buy the best ship and weapons, whats the point?

Hopefully it isnt that way and I'll be all over it.
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Something I might be interested in.
Is it "pay-to-win" though?
I despise games that give actual advantages by paying for them aside from design or experience based items.

If I can just pat $200 and buy the best ship and weapons, whats the point?

Hopefully it isnt that way and I'll be all over it.
Well, would you? That's the question...
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well I finally got around to getting that Corsair 750w psu tested and it's perfectly fine!  8350 with bent pins should be getting shipped out this week and then I'll be set to buy  a second 7970.

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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post
Something I might be interested in.
Is it "pay-to-win" though?
I despise games that give actual advantages by paying for them aside from design or experience based items.

If I can just pat $200 and buy the best ship and weapons, whats the point?

Hopefully it isnt that way and I'll be all over it.

 

They state that it's definitely going to be a skill-based game (meaning an awful pilot in a Super Hornet will probably get blown away by an ace in an Aurora), and pretty much everything you can buy with real money can be bought in-game (save for lifetime insurance, but that's already gone for new backers and only saves you a bit of in-game credit upkeep on hull insurance). On top of that, you can only buy so many credits at once, and the fancier ships are either limited in supply (like the Idris corvette) or can only be bought in-game.

 

Whether this proves to be true remains to be seen, since we don't even have the dogfighting alpha just yet. That's currently slated for next month.

 

However, there's no denying that they had to entice people to spend the big bucks on pledge packages somehow, especially if they wanted to get this far on crowd-funding alone...

 

In other news, running my i7-4770K at 4.6 GHz is proving to be too close to my thermal limits right now, so I've dialed it back a bit to 4.5 GHz at 1.26VID (1.28Vcore). Lowers the heat output enough that I can stress with Prime95 FMA3 and not throttle the poor thing, and if I've gotta get around 1.3VID for 4.6 GHz, that's probably the start of the voltage wall on this particular chip, one I won't be able to pass without delidding, sub-ambient cooling of some sort, or both.


Edited by NamelessPFG - 11/13/13 at 3:44pm
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Question: Why aren't some CPU heatsinks spherical? I asked my science teacher this (also built his own PC) and he said that there would be durability issues and whatnot. The thing is, a sphere has a slightly higher surface area than a cube, (.14 more per unit) so more performance. I don't get it. And yes, I've seen the old vortex Cooler Master one from a few years back.
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

Question: Why aren't some CPU heatsinks spherical? I asked my science teacher this (also built his own PC) and he said that there would be durability issues and whatnot. The thing is, a sphere has a slightly higher surface area than a cube, (.14 more per unit) so more performance. I don't get it. And yes, I've seen the old vortex Cooler Master one from a few years back.

 

It's all about maximising the volume of a heatsink, it's actually the volume of a heatsink that increases the surface area, because you can fit more fins inside.

 

Think about the clearances you have from the CPU and adjacent parts like the RAM and the PCI Express ports, something cube/rectangular prism shaped will practically use up all of the free space available.

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It's all about maximising the volume of a heatsink, it's actually the volume of a heatsink that increases the surface area, because you can fit more fins inside.

Think about the clearances you have from the CPU and adjacent parts like the RAM and the PCI Express ports, something cube/rectangular prism shaped will practically use up all of the free space available.
My bad, that's what I meant to say. The VOLUME is increased by .14 soooo... An yeah, he said that too. But then again, do the cons outweigh the pros? Maybe, maybe not.
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My bad, that's what I meant to say. The VOLUME is increased by .14 soooo... An yeah, he said that too. But then again, do the cons outweigh the pros? Maybe, maybe not.

What pros? 

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