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Old 07-31-14, 11:31 AM
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I just recently built a new gaming PC. It's been many years but lately my consoles have been collecting dust and gaming on a laptop wasn't ideal. I ended up tossing around $850 at a box. Went with the fastest i5 that was just released (4690), a msi version of the radeon 290, 8 gigs of cheap 1600mhz ram, and a power supply big enough to go dual card if needed and cost effective later (doubtful). So far it plays almost everything I throw at it 60+fps in ultra in 1080p. I wasn't quite sold on a 4GB video card but the 290 offered a great bang for your buck price point and games like modded skyrim require more than 2 gigs.

I did a lot of research and the $800-$1000 range is one hell of a sweet spot right now.


*games like Day Z that aren't optimized not so much, but no set up currently does
Old 08-05-14, 08:04 AM
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Found this amusing: http://www.pcgamer.com/review/planes...orment-review/

They bring back old reviews from time to time, the comments section is a giant sarcastic post now since everybody there remembers... they gave Dragon Age 2 a higher score.
Old 08-06-14, 08:18 AM
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Looking for some advice on a minor upgrade - I'm currently running an older Intel i3 dual core CPU and a Radeon R7 260 GPU... thinking of upgrading to an GeForce GTX 760, but wondering if I should upgrade the CPU first. I can only do one at this moment (but will do the other by the end of the year).

Would I see a performance boost with a new GPU with that processor?
Old 08-06-14, 11:36 AM
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Quick answer: Always go the GPU upgrade.

What games are you playing?
What games you want to play?
Resolution?
Etc.

For gaming I don't think we will see any major breakthrough in CPUs for a long time. They have already been maxed for some time.
Old 08-06-14, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Raul3
Quick answer: Always go the GPU upgrade.

What games are you playing?
What games you want to play?
Resolution?
Etc.

For gaming I don't think we will see any major breakthrough in CPUs for a long time. They have already been maxed for some time.
Good to know. I'm mostly playing Skyrim with heavy mods. It runs pretty well, but I notice slowdown when there's a lot of activity on screen... I'm running a Civil War mod that has a lot of NPCs fighting on screen at times and that's where I notice the biggest dip.

I also run Titanfall and Metro Last Light. Nothing super new, though I've got my eyes on Dead Rising 3 later this year.

I've got 8 gigs of RAM along with the i3 processor... not sure a quad core would add much as I use this strictly for gaming on my plasma TV (720p). I'll look into the GPU upgrade. Thanks!
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..I think Titanfall qualifies as "super new"
Old 08-06-14, 03:26 PM
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Indeed... guess I was thinking Wolfenstein, Watch Dogs, etc. Though Titanfall is certainly not old.
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And... if you are playing at 720p, and plan to be playing at that resolution for a long time, I'm not sure if the videocard upgrade will show so much difference. I mean you should see some difference, but not that big compared to 1080p or above.
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At 720P, I actually wonder if a CPU upgrade to a quad core i5 would be more beneficial.

At least for Skyrim...

http://www.techspot.com/review/467-s...nce/page7.html
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Thanks for that...
Old 08-07-14, 07:54 AM
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Yeah, you're actually asking about one of the few situations where it's tough to say which would be better.
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I think it's neat that not only is Wing Commander III free on Origin (https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/b...andard-edition), but that they have a bunch of classic games on their website now like Ultima, other Wing Commanders, Crusader, Dungeon Keeper, etc.

Granted they're all things you can grab off gog.com, but its nice to see them advertised.
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EA is trying to make amends for being shit.
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Even thought I hated Origin initially, I still never thought of EA is being so despicable

Meanwhile, Activision has a teaser site up for Sierra. I hope this means bringing back some of the old franchises, but I imagine it will be something dumber then that

http://kotaku.com/classic-pc-label-s...e-a-1618071047

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Phantasmagoria reboot!
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Quest for Glory reboot please
Old 08-11-14, 02:27 PM
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Anyone else own Street Fight IV in Steam? For some reason mine is now listed as Ultra Street Fighter IV, but I know for a fact I didn't pay for the upgrade.
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Wasn't sure if this was worth creating a new thread for since the PC audience here isn't that big. PC Exclusive? Fucking Bioware!!

https://www.shadowrealms.com/blog/game-overview

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I'm starting to think those random "PC is actually winning right now" comments from game devs might be true:

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Ground Zeroes coming to Steam:

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/08/13/me...g-to-pc-steam/

bout time the series made the jump.
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I read the other day that NBA 2K15 is confirmed to use the next gen engine opposed to the previous gen, so hopefully that port is good. Since I haven't picked up a PS4 or XBox yet, I might actually give the PC version a shot this year.

http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/nb...-ps4-versions/
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Originally Posted by RichC2
I'm starting to think those random "PC is actually winning right now" comments from game devs might be true:

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Ground Zeroes coming to Steam:

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/08/13/me...g-to-pc-steam/

bout time the series made the jump.
Seems I picked up the PS4 version of GZ (on sale) for no good reason.

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Good deal?
$229 CAD (so about $210 USD) for EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Dual SuperClocked 2GB PCI-E w/ ACX Cooler, Dual DVI, HDMI, Displayport
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Originally Posted by Dan
Good deal?
$229 CAD (so about $210 USD) for EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Dual SuperClocked 2GB PCI-E w/ ACX Cooler, Dual DVI, HDMI, Displayport
It isn't a steal at that price but it's a pretty decent one.
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Good time to pick up a bunch of highly related PC games over at Green Man Gaming, as they're doing an encore of the 50 Games You Must Play sale. Pretty much any major game from the last few years is on sale.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/50-games-41-50/

Plus 30 Must Have Indie Titles.

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Anyone has experience with a VGA cooler? I think it's too soon to replace my AMD 7950 videocard . So I'm exploring VGA coolers but there aren't a lot of options. Somehow I remembered more options.

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