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post #4576 of 9059
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I have a Define Mini in my planned build. Just a tad smaller, but I reckon it's about the same. It'll be easier to lug around if need be, and easier to hide.
Yeah, the R4 is bigger than I need, so go with the mini. It's also a very easy case to work with, even for cable management.
post #4577 of 9059
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Yeah, the R4 is bigger than I need, so go with the mini. It's also a very easy case to work with, even for cable management.

It will be stuffed to the brim with HDDs, so it'll be funny to organize. Knowing that the cable management in my PCs is terrible. The thing I love about Fractal is the filters and sound foam stuff. Pretty nice thing to come with a case. 

post #4578 of 9059
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What review or bench are you looking at?

What variables changed in the second case that gave it so much more superior cooling. Also, is the superior cooling becuase of some physical factor that only works and contributes to that case with a specific cooler due to some air blah blah?

For example, if they used a huge ass Noctua for both cases. Maybe the way the case is somewhat shaped and used with one specific model made it better in one case due to air flow being optomized when using cooler X? But may not get the same results with other schit.

Stuff like that. Look for variables and other places where the experiment 'fails'
Probably because of the lack of side perforations like the Prodigy.
post #4579 of 9059

hmmmm so dogehouse is down completely and I can't connect to their pools. $1 usd worth of doge coins was 624 now it's 820something.

post #4580 of 9059
Sooooo, apparently MicroCenter doesn't ship its amazing deals... Why did I move from Cali...
post #4581 of 9059

Not a real gamer, just casual (battlefield bad company 2 mostly) but just got a Razer Naga 2014 mouse and Goliathus Control mat (I work at maplin and get staff discount, and they had an offer you buy the mouse get the mat free) so it cost £52 in total for the mouse and mat, good deal :) Loving it so far

post #4582 of 9059
Thread Starter 

lol at this pic of 

 

EVERY INDIE GAME ANNOUNCEMENT EVER

http://www.dorkly.com/comic/58532/every-indie-game-announcement-basically

post #4583 of 9059
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

lol at this pic of 

EVERY INDIE GAME ANNOUNCEMENT EVER
http://www.dorkly.com/comic/58532/every-indie-game-announcement-basically

Holy balls.
post #4584 of 9059

HAHAHA

 

I laughed pretty hard at that.
 

post #4585 of 9059
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HAHAHA

 

I laughed pretty hard at that.
 

Tell me that it's wrong.... That basically is 90% of Indie games I have ever seen.

post #4586 of 9059

What's especially sad about that example is that it proves the point some of my friends made about a lot of people's attempts at retraux 8-bit graphics:

 

They call way too much attention to the individual pixels, whereas game developers of the '80s would've actually tried to make things look as good as possible in spite of the technical limitations and NOT make things look pixellated. You can't just slap a bunch of pixels together; basic art principles still apply.

 

I'd actually like to see more 16-bit-esque games, but those same friends say that approach isn't as common precisely because it's much more difficult to make SNES/Genesis/etc.-esque sprites look good and yet befitting of the era.

 

One more thing I should point out: 90% of indie games may suck, but 90% of everything sucks, so goes Sturgeon's Revelation. You can say the same damn thing of big-budget blockbuster AAA games or movies or animation or literature or anything else you care to name. And you know what? It doesn't make the remaining 10% any worse for it.

 

Maybe there are a lot of crappy retraux "8-bit inspired" platformers out there, but don't let that discredit truly noteworthy games like Cave Story or La-Mulana (likely big inspirations for that trend to begin with in and of themselves). Instead of cringing at the 90%, try seeking out that 10%. You'll be happier for it.

post #4587 of 9059
So.. anyone here have experience servers? A friend of mine came up with the idea of hosting a forum(he has started/run forums for businesses before) and we'd rather not rely on one of the many hosting services out there. Ideally this forum would be able to support 1000 members as well as have a small indie music sharing section of the site(complete with marketplace.) My friend is set on buying the whole software package available from invisionpower and I trust his decision there, but I'm clueless as to what I'd need hardware wise for hosting. Likewise I'm not sure if my internet will be a bottleneck(30/4) Anyone have any advice as where to start? I expect the site to start with a good 20+ regular members so I want something solid from the getgo.

Likewise what do I need software wise? Anti-DDoS functionality is a big thing we are worried about.
post #4588 of 9059
Originally Posted by MohawkUS View Post

So.. anyone here have experience servers? A friend of mine came up with the idea of hosting a forum(he has started/run forums for businesses before) and we'd rather not rely on one of the many hosting services out there. Ideally this forum would be able to support 1000 members as well as have a small indie music sharing section of the site(complete with marketplace.) My friend is set on buying the whole software package available from invisionpower and I trust his decision there, but I'm clueless as to what I'd need hardware wise for hosting. Likewise I'm not sure if my internet will be a bottleneck(30/4) Anyone have any advice as where to start? I expect the site to start with a good 20+ regular members so I want something solid from the getgo.

Likewise what do I need software wise? Anti-DDoS functionality is a big thing we are worried about.

 

You can always migrate servers as needed.

 

Your internet will certainly be a bottleneck, have you thought about starting out on a VPS or a cheap dedicated server from ovh/kimsufi and the likes?

post #4589 of 9059
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Originally Posted by MohawkUS View Post

So.. anyone here have experience servers? A friend of mine came up with the idea of hosting a forum(he has started/run forums for businesses before) and we'd rather not rely on one of the many hosting services out there. Ideally this forum would be able to support 1000 members as well as have a small indie music sharing section of the site(complete with marketplace.) My friend is set on buying the whole software package available from invisionpower and I trust his decision there, but I'm clueless as to what I'd need hardware wise for hosting. Likewise I'm not sure if my internet will be a bottleneck(30/4) Anyone have any advice as where to start? I expect the site to start with a good 20+ regular members so I want something solid from the getgo.

Likewise what do I need software wise? Anti-DDoS functionality is a big thing we are worried about.

How much will you host yourselves?

You might want to ask @billybob_jcv, since he's a pro at servers. My guess is if you intend on keeping it small, a small server will do fine, but if those 1000 members will be online at the same time, you may want to consider a better internet connection. But that's just a guess.

Do you intend on making money, or just spend it? Why not outsource the hosting part to sites that provide good hosting with good bandwidth and support?
post #4590 of 9059

I didn't really read all of that, but outsourcing a server with amazing speeds and specs is actually extremely cheap to rent.
 

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