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Offline Maxine Shaw

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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #135 on: October 10, 2013, 12:07:53 pm »
All good! That's still a very nice rig.  Will play and do anything on the market right now and mostly on the ultra settings.

I cannot WAIT to see Skyrim played on Ultra for the very first time. High Res pack and everything. I already have the board and the RAM; processor should be here today. High Res pack and everything. I might even start a new game just to experience it all from the very beginning. If I didn't have to go out of town on Saturday, I'd take tomorrow off and nobody would see me until Monday.

*edit* Okay...I'm losing my mind. My processor won't go in this motherboard. It's an 1156 socket and the specs on the mobo are 1155. So. Much. f*cking. Fail. Talk about a rookie mistake.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2013, 02:13:12 pm by Maxine Shaw »
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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #136 on: October 10, 2013, 12:44:32 pm »
I heard you sneeze Marvelous so naturally I assumed the worst! ;D


Are you familiar with the Boxx line of computers?


http://www.boxxtech.com


I was pressed for time at Siggraph one year so I never got to test one out... I bought an iMac last year with 2 TB of storage and 16 GB of memory and will soon upgrade to something more diabolically fiendish later as I build up my digital effects studio workstation!


I need a good reason not to get the new Mac Pro that is designed in black to look sexy as whatever so if you can break down the 411 of buying or building a PC from scratch I'm all ears!


http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/


Clearly the ability to swap out graphics cards according to the task at hand is enticing but if it's a homemade PC does this mean I will be like one of those Harley Davidson bikers that spends more time fixing it than actually riding it!

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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #137 on: October 10, 2013, 02:15:10 pm »
Ho-kay. So the processor is going back. Apparently the 1156 socket was hot for all of about 20 minutes, and the mobo is a pretty good one, I think, at least for now. Definitely don't want an i3 b/c they can't be overclocked. *sigh* Marv, I think I'm going to take your advice and scrap an Intel setup entirely.
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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #138 on: October 25, 2013, 09:20:37 pm »
*sigh* Marv, I think I'm going to take your advice and scrap an Intel setup entirely.

Everyone has their ol reliable.  About 6 years ago, I went AMD and didn't look back.  Performance, power and you just can't beat the price.  i5 will run you about 180 to 250. While a FX Series 8-Core AMD will run you about 139 to 300. 

My roommate is running an intensely modded Skyrim and Farcry 3 on Ultra with jaw dropping smoothness.

Whether you go Intel or AMD, shop around and get what's trusted.  I took the leap and loved every minute of my gaming.


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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #139 on: November 25, 2013, 07:50:48 pm »
Allllllright. After temporarily losing my mind with an Intel build that I would've had to sell my firstborn for, I remembered that - praise white Jesus - I live near a Micro Center. ("Near" being "over 1/2 an hour away".) So now we've changed to...

Motherboard: AMD FX 8320 Black Edition 3.5GHz AM3+ = $108
Processor: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Socket AM3+ 990FX = supposedly $97 after rebate. I'm not holding out hope.
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4 GB 1333MHz PC3-10666 240-pin DDR3
Graphics card: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 1GB
Tuner: WinTV-HVR-1250 HDTV
OS: Windows 8 x64

I'm going to call it Marv. <3
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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #140 on: November 26, 2013, 05:59:42 pm »
Allllllright. After temporarily losing my mind with an Intel build that I would've had to sell my firstborn for, I remembered that - praise white Jesus - I live near a Micro Center. ("Near" being "over 1/2 an hour away".) So now we've changed to...

Motherboard: AMD FX 8320 Black Edition 3.5GHz AM3+ = $108
Processor: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Socket AM3+ 990FX = supposedly $97 after rebate. I'm not holding out hope.
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4 GB 1333MHz PC3-10666 240-pin DDR3
Graphics card: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 1GB
Tuner: WinTV-HVR-1250 HDTV
OS: Windows 8 x64

I'm going to call it Marv. <3

Let me know what you think of Windows 8, have not gone that route...yet.


"2. IF YOU DON'T READ THE BOOK BUT ARE WILLING TO ARGUE ABOUT IT EITHER YOU ARE:
a) An idiot who doesn't know what he's talking about.
b) A liar who is a fan who can't admit it to himself or others."

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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #141 on: November 28, 2013, 10:57:59 am »
as a self-gift, I'm considering a laptop.. and I've never owned one.  :-\

what should I look for?  mac? PC?
I'd need something with enough memory to host lots of audio/video files, and cool recording/editing software..
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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #142 on: November 28, 2013, 11:23:45 am »
as a self-gift, I'm considering a laptop.. and I've never owned one.  :-\

what should I look for?  mac? PC?
I'd need something with enough memory to host lots of audio/video files, and cool recording/editing software..






I'd recommend a PC laptop.

Dell.

It's trouble-free and fun to use, Hype.

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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #143 on: November 29, 2013, 09:59:38 am »
I'm an agnostic in the Mac vs. PC divide; I have both. Here's the main differences as I see it:

Mac
+ simple, seamless user experience
+ generally less security problems
- you pay a premium for equivalent computing power

PC
+ wider variety of sizes, configurations, price points
+ more configurable (at least I think so)
+ generally wider selection of software, free and otherwise
- you have to be your own system administrator especially for security and updates; even though I know how, it can get a little tedious.

My current laptop is a MacBook Pro. It did cost a little more; on the other hand, it just works. I might go for one of those solid state storage ones next time around.

I just got my son one of those Acer Aspire laptops with a touch screen and he's really happy with it.
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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #144 on: December 13, 2014, 05:50:26 pm »


"2. IF YOU DON'T READ THE BOOK BUT ARE WILLING TO ARGUE ABOUT IT EITHER YOU ARE:
a) An idiot who doesn't know what he's talking about.
b) A liar who is a fan who can't admit it to himself or others."

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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #145 on: December 14, 2014, 04:22:59 am »
BeastMode!

Trip Video cards, dayum.

https://games.yahoo.com/news/alienware-area-51-review-160000268.html




It's a dream come true.
My only discrepancy is the video card slot tailor made for NVidia products.  Whassup with ATI Radeon chipsets, yo?  ???
They're not on the hardware contract???

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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #146 on: December 14, 2014, 08:47:28 pm »
BeastMode!

Trip Video cards, dayum.

https://games.yahoo.com/news/alienware-area-51-review-160000268.html

Come to the Dark Side.




It's a dream come true.
My only discrepancy is the video card slot tailor made for NVidia products.  Whassup with ATI Radeon chipsets, yo?  ???
They're not on the hardware contract???


"2. IF YOU DON'T READ THE BOOK BUT ARE WILLING TO ARGUE ABOUT IT EITHER YOU ARE:
a) An idiot who doesn't know what he's talking about.
b) A liar who is a fan who can't admit it to himself or others."

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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #147 on: December 15, 2014, 12:50:43 pm »


Come to the Dark Side.





Nawww...   Y'all need to get with the AMDeez!

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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #148 on: December 15, 2014, 03:56:24 pm »


Come to the Dark Side.







Nawww...   Y'all need to get with the AMDeez!

I'm all about the AMDeeez.  Just not my video card.  Did Radeon Support get better?


"2. IF YOU DON'T READ THE BOOK BUT ARE WILLING TO ARGUE ABOUT IT EITHER YOU ARE:
a) An idiot who doesn't know what he's talking about.
b) A liar who is a fan who can't admit it to himself or others."

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Re: Any PC freaks?
« Reply #149 on: December 15, 2014, 05:02:08 pm »
I'm all about the AMDeeez.  Just not my video card.  Did Radeon Support get better?




I don't have any complaints.

AMD video cards with the ATI chipsets contain much beefier horsepower than NVidia cards.