Off Topic Dicussion

Aug 13, 2012 Is my cpu holding back my gpu? now looking at blizzards recommendations for cpu they recommend having a dual core processor with a speed of 2.8 ghz. my cpu is a pentium d 915 dual core 2.8ghz processor. my gpu is a geforce gtx550 ti. I have problems getting a consistent frame rate of at least 30 frames. i get between 25 and 45 average but mostly around 27 fps. also i am looking at a laptop that has a i7 3620q processor. i want to run the game on at least medium, now will intel integrated 4000 run sc2 at all or do i need at least a gt 630m?DeAtHMaN1 Aug 13, 2012
Aug 12, 2012 What to upgrade? So i play at about 60-150 FPS, depending on whats going on in SC2... (Been glitchy since 1.5 though... !! boooooo) Anyway I have: AMD Phenom II x4 Black 9850 , 2.5ghz 4gb DDR3 1666 (2x2gb) Geforce GTX 460 (I remember it saying 756mb, but dxdiag says total memory is 2500mb?) A decent mobo.... Basically just looking to increase my FPS on medium settings; Or is the new performance issues entirely caused by 1.5? (Lags a bit at times, big battles. I have to detonate a baneling early game so that it gets that hitch out of the way, as well.)Malpractice6 Aug 12, 2012
Aug 12, 2012 Valve's new EULA and TOS... what now? Hey, somewhere about a week ago I logged into steam, they updated and prompted me with a TOS which I read as I always do. I didn't finish reading it after the section that assured me that I had no remedy outside of binding arbitration... and that there was no potential for class actions. /*edit Valves public statement: http://store.steampowered.com/news/8523/ steam tos: http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/ edit */ This lead me to believe that Valve was up to something more than they were claiming... maybe they saw trouble ahead and envisioned a world where customers would be rebelling en mass and that a class action would bring them to their knees in the future... Realizing I did not actually have ownership of my steam library I disagreed to the TOS and did some research about it. If one does not agree to the new TOS within a certain period of time valve assures us that we will lose access to our accounts and games. So I am on the clock. I found a valuable discussion on Slashdot.org regarding this, a moderated forum where trolls and noobs get ignored, and lawyers and tech savy individuals get promoted. feel free to read the article and its commentary (which is good moderated commentary by savvy individuals) here: http://games.slashdot.org/story/12/08/01/0233256/valve-removes-right-for-class-action-claims-from-eula Furthermore, my fellow Canadians have potential recourse via class action settlement should the inevitable catastrophe arise. A case made in 2002 against rogers communications resulted in a defeat for the class suing them, which ultimately got the ball rolling in government to defend consumers, legislating a new consumer protection act which supersedes some of the agreements we make online where those agreements are an overreach on behalf of the company. The rogers ruling details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanitz_v._Rogers_Cable_Inc. The aftermath: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_02c30_e.htm#BK9 The above link contains multiple stipulations and remedies regarding consumer protection but in particular the following point is important. "Class proceedings 8. (1) A consumer may commence a proceeding on behalf of members of a class under the Class Proceedings Act, 1992 or may become a member of a class in such a proceeding in respect of a dispute arising out of a consumer agreement despite any term or acknowledgment in the consumer agreement or a related agreement that purports to prevent or has the effect of preventing the consumer from commencing or becoming a member of a class proceeding. 2002, c. 30, Sched. A, s. 8 (1)." If you read that twice, they say: should a company like valve overreach then that overreach will not be respected in a Canadian court... and Canadian's affected may participate in a class action. For my American friends? I deeply regret the state of your democracy... there are several states of your union that are amenable to similar legislation as Canada has enacted on a state by state basis, Obama really should have fought to keep Elizabeth Warren in charge of the consumer protection agency in the USA but they made their call.... they picked a lout instead. The key point, watch your six and read those god forsaken EULA's and TOS's some of them are real, and some of them are a smokescreen. I am considering agreeing to the valve tos's due to the protection afforded by the Canadian consumer rights act of 2002 which would negate their key stipulation as egregious and unjustifiable. Ag.Agnosis1 Aug 12, 2012
Aug 12, 2012 LoL is not fun from a spectators prospective Anyone else think so? I enjoyed watching SC2 tournaments before I even owned a copy of SC2 or knew how to play. Its easy to see this guy has tanks, this guy only has a few bug units, hes going to get crushed. Or this guy has 3 bases and the other guys only on one, hes going to have to do something big to win the game now. With LoL as a spectator I really have no clue what champion is winning or losing without looking at the k/d ratio and the game play is boring in general to watch. 30 minutes of guys grinding NPCs and 5 mins of fighting (commonly 3v1 or some one sided fight). Then one team becomes super overpowered and steamrolls into the other teams base. Its really not entertaining at all. Iv never played LoL and after watching few games being casted I dont think I want to. I get the feeling only people who play LoL are the ones watching it. I could be wrong though and Id like to hear what other people think. :)KingAzaz0 Aug 12, 2012
Aug 11, 2012 Logitech g400 or Steelseries Kinzu? I'm using a $5 mouse atm and can play the game jsut fine. But I'm thinking it would be fair to use a game mouse to play serious games like this and BF3 I'm not experienced with mice very much so, hope someone could advisenamvn3 Aug 11, 2012
Aug 11, 2012 Video Card Lately Ive been debating on what video to get for my new system build and have been wondering if I should stick with two 1300x720 displays, or if I should get two 1440p HiRes monitors. The question goes down to....what video card options do I have to run both options (the monitor sizes) to run any game I want at 100% graphic cap while in windowed mode? I rather spend the money now then later. Thanks in advance. OS: A Linux Distro (Main) / Win7 (Gaming) [I want to use Linuix or w/e, the linux distro that looks like OS X]Deso5 Aug 11, 2012
Aug 9, 2012 Can I run SC2 without a GPU? Athlon II x4 3.415 ghz, 2.5ghz CPU-NB 4GB RAM So I have a MSi GTX 460. It's really shoddy, and needs to be RMA'd. But the RMA process takes a month or so I believe? So the problem, is that for a month, I won't have my GPU. My question is, is can I play SC2 smoothly without a GPU? Obviously my graphics will have to be lowered, but my GPU is so unstable that it is usually low anyways (somedays it's stable, some days it isn't, so I can play on Ultra, but to avoid possible artifacting I leave it on medium or low. Basically it's just a bad GPU and I've already talked to MSi about it). I was wondering if I should like, go to best buy and buy a card for a month, and then return it (they have a no questions asked 30 day return policy as long as it isn't broken, I'm sure some other stores out there have a similiar policy), or if I could just play for a month without a GPU.Belial9 Aug 9, 2012
Aug 9, 2012 I want your honest opinion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OyE-N3xfbE Watch it all and tell me if it scared the !@#$ out of you.CrymsonRaven0 Aug 9, 2012
Aug 8, 2012 starcraft 2 patch 1.5 improved fps is it me or blizzard made the game improve more fps cus i use to play med on about 25ish fps now i running like 37fpsMrjellop3 Aug 8, 2012
Aug 8, 2012 Can this run Starcraft reasonobly well? Toshiba laptop with quad-core AMD processor with 6000M series integrated graphics. Also has 4 GB of RAM. Yeah, I know the mere thought of integrated graphics cards is the most heinous thing known to man, but I'm pretty curious. So can this run starcraft on minimal setting without lag?ragdoll7 Aug 8, 2012
Aug 8, 2012 Game Design/Programming Hey! I am a recent graduate from high school and I really, really want to be a video game programmer. I would much prefer to work on PC games and in one of the game companies that I love, Blizzard being one of them. However, I live in South Carolina, and there are no schools here that have what I am looking for, and that is of course Game Design and Programming. Does anyone have any suggestions of excellent colleges that can give me the education I want? And if by some miracle a Blizzard employee reads this post, can the employee tell me what specifically Blizzard is looking for when it comes to degrees, the colleges they graduated from, and requirements to be hired? I may be young, but I am determined. I want to be a video game programmer. I'm already working on learning C++. To help create an awesome video game that other people can love and enjoy is a dream to me.Alexhandr4 Aug 8, 2012
Aug 8, 2012 Laptop specs fit requirements but... It's bad Core 2 duo 2.3 ghz processor (dual core of course) 3GB RAM (enough) 128mb video chipset (minimum) In ladder I get 5 to 15 fps depending on map/MU. I've had to play with such horrid performance until just recently when i built my gaming computer. (Surprisingly my $600 has me running ultra settings @ 1080p at over 60fps) My question is why was I lied to?! More than 6 months were laggy and I was stuck in silver 1v1 due to my inability to micro. I'm moving up to plat with relative ease now, but why would that laptop perform so horribly? Other benchmarks with laptop: Oblivion: 15 fps Cod4: 30 fps Minecraft: 30 fps Skyrim: 5 fps Crysis: 10 fps That leads me to believe that my laptop itself is just... Wrong. So I have to buy yet another before I start college next year. Unless Blizz was wrong about their requirements, I simply must tell you: Do not buy Toshiba products. Do not buy a core 2 processor. Do not get anything less than Intel HD graphics.dharkness7 Aug 8, 2012
Aug 8, 2012 TECH HELP - VID CARDS/BIG SCREENS/OLD GAMES So I was hoping to get an as-low-end-as-possible computer that could successfully do a few things: 1. Hook up with an HDMI cable to my 46", 1080 p tv. 2. Connect to the internet wirelessly, to download stuff 3. Watch that stuff that I've downloaded. 4. Old games, like 10+ years D2, original starcraft, nothing fancy. So yeah, the main thing is I want to be able to watch movies, and use the internet on it. It would be nice to be able to install some old games if needed like D2 and play, but my guess is games that are 10+ years old will play on just about any new computer. All of that in an inexpensive laptop would be nice. I'm not gonna set a price range because I don't want people to say, oh that's impossible in that range. I just wanna know the bare minimum amount of tech/expense and make my decision from there. Thanks in advance for any tipsOminyx2 Aug 8, 2012
Aug 8, 2012 Help finding a gaming keyboard I've been in the market for a keyboard fora while now and haven't really found one that I like yet. I was just wondering what you guys use and would recommend. Any suggestions are helpful!Shoch4 Aug 8, 2012
Aug 7, 2012 I NEED A MOTHERBOARD!!!!1111!!1! Title says all. Here are the specs of the other hardware that I'm looking at. This is my first build so any other tips would be appreciated. CPU- Intel i5-2390T GPU- Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 RAM - Corsair Dominator Platinum (not sure what to specify here so I'll link it :P - http://www.corsair.com/us/memory/intel-memory-upgrades/dual-channel-intel-memory-upgrade-kits/dominator-platinum-with-corsair-link-connector-1-5v-8-gb-dual-channel-ddr3-memory-kit-cmd8gx3m2a2133c9) Hard Drive - WD Black /O\ RPM = 7200 Capacity = 1TB Cache = 64MB Sound Card - ASUS Xonar DGX I'm pretty hardware illiterate and I just came up with these specs from a night of googling. Let me know if there is any conflicts, bottlenecks, or things of that sort. Thanks!Vader6 Aug 7, 2012
Aug 7, 2012 Computer Monitors I had a previous thread on my rig but considering the title is a little outdated, I created a new one. So what is a decent computer monitor that is about 1920x1080? Preferably under 150. If there isn't any for that price, what about 1620x1080?Vader0 Aug 7, 2012
Aug 7, 2012 Games that suck you into the story Yo everyone! Hope you're all feeling good! Now then, here at my university during summer semesters, there's not really much to do. What I'm hoping for you guys to help me with is to find a game series that has REALLY good story-lines that really make you want to play it until it's done. I've had my eye on the Final Fantasy series, but I'd be a little nervous seeing as how there are 13 whole games haha. Thank you all in advance!Aztorak10 Aug 7, 2012
Aug 7, 2012 First Time Builder, Check My Build Please I want this build to play SC2 with almost all ultra settings in high resolution. I do not need ALL ultra with highest res, but I would like something close to that with good stable fps. I also play D3, but SC2 is more important to me. I plan to purchase a 20" LCD, maybe 1080p if I can find one for a good price. I am currently using a laptop (Asus g50v). Please check and let me know what you think. Are the parts compatible? Will things fit well? Am I missing anything? (Besides monitor, keyboard, speakers, and mouse.) Also, any suggestions which could save me some money would be great! I would love to get the price near $600 if possible. Thank you! GLHF! CASE: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153 (Looks good, 3 fans, and SSD adapter) CPU/MOBO COMBO: Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1026110 (i5 strong enough for SC2 and my needs, MOBO combo saves a little $$$, USB 3.0!) CPU Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 (Is this worth the money? I do not plan to overclock [I never have, do not know how], but it is not too expensive) GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1464-KR GeForce GTX 560 SE (Fermi) 1GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130770 (Good price for GTX 560, though its PCIe 2.0) RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 (I think 8GB is enough, I hear great things about G Skill) OS SSD: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148448 (Use for Windows 7 (later 8) OS only. Would a 64GB SSD be large enough?) HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769 (For non-OS files. 500GB is quite a lot, I will probably find a smaller HDD to save money. 300 GB should be fine) PSU: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016 (I am most unsure about the PSU, is 550W enough? I hear modular is nice because less cables will give better air flow in case.) Total is about $760.00 with shipping.stimPAKjunky7 Aug 7, 2012
Aug 7, 2012 Any real medieval rts's coming out soon? Yeah seriously what happened to the constant flux of great medieval rts games that used to come out like medieval total war or age of empires? I've always considered castle building rts's to be the most fun kind of strategy game to play. Now, these great games have been reduced to a cartoonish version of free online play which is sad imo. So yes I've played medieval total war, age of empires, the stronghold series and even chess!! I could go on but frankly now none of these games I have listed are as fun to play as as starcraft. So has anyone heard of any great medieval rts games coming out this year or the next?SwineManDan2 Aug 7, 2012
Aug 6, 2012 Outdated post, please delete. I answered my own question.Demento0 Aug 6, 2012
Aug 5, 2012 8gb ram needed? Im buying a comp atm it comes with 6gb ram should i spend the 45$ to upgrade it to 8? My CPU is a i7Insomniac15 Aug 5, 2012
Aug 5, 2012 NO WARCRAFT 4? WTF I don't get this. More WoWs but not enough warcrafts? nexUseR52 Aug 5, 2012
Aug 5, 2012 I have a few questions on these builds Okay so i read the Comprehensive Gaming PC Guide by Kalganized and i found a few builds i want, but since he only referred to graphics for WoW i just want to know how it will run SC2. I just want an answer if it will run on medium, or high and if it will run smoothly on medium or high, thank you :) build 1: CPU: Pentium G630 Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS / Or one of the B75 motherboards, if you want to use SSD RAM: Any 2 x 2GB RAM while keeping my notes (DDR3-1333, 1.5v / DDR3-1600 if B75) Graphics: Radeon HD 7770 Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W, or other similar power supplies Hard Drive: Cheap 500GB DVD Drive: Cheap DVD burner Case: HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid-Tower Estimated cost: ~$495 ~ $515 build 2: CPU: i3-2120 Motherboard: Any of the recommended B75 motherboards RAM: Any 2 x 4GB RAM while keeping my notes (DDR3-1600, 1.5v) Graphics: Radeon HD 6870 or GeForce GTX 560 Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W, or other similar power supplies SSD: Optional, recommending 120/128GB budget SSDs Hard Drive: Cheap 500GB DVD Drive: Cheap DVD burner Case: HAF 912 Estimated cost: ~$600 +SSD cost if you choose to add an SSD. Estimated FPS in WoW: ~50+ Also, if there's anything i could change for an extra $50 to make the PC a bit better could you please note that as well in your response?MyCtrlBroke12 Aug 5, 2012
Aug 5, 2012 How's my computer build?! Background and needs: I don't regularly build computers (though I've done it before) or upgrade components frequently, so I may be overlooking some obvious things or making some silly choices. I'm not looking for something that has more processing power than the entire country of Uzbekistan, but I do want something that is fast now, and will be reasonably fast for at least 2 years. I don't need to play the latest and greatest games at max settings. My last build, I went full throttle and got one of the best cards available. Then I found out, most of the games that come out that require a great graphics card, I don't play regularly or even particularly enjoy. I want to be able to play most current games on max right now and at least medium graphics for a couple years. I will be salvaging a HD and sound card from a previous build. Any feedback would be appreciated: ** I have an updated build a few posts down ** ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 -$19.99 Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811129042 - $54.99 ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16824236049 - $199.99 EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814130625 - $124.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820231314 - $45.99 ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819115070 - $84.99 Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819115070 - $289.99 Total Price: ~$820 above, or $790 on amazonTyler16 Aug 5, 2012
Aug 4, 2012 Which would you rather date and why? Infested Kerrigan or Mileena (from Mortal Kombat) for me it would be Kerrigan for 3 reasons 1 I would have a high ranking position in the Zerg chain of command 2 She would probally have me infested myself thus I would become a powerful fighter 3 I would not run the risk of having my face eaten (unlike Mileena)Darkan5 Aug 4, 2012
Aug 4, 2012 Memorable moments in Halo Anyone here plays Halo? It's fun. (You Don't Say?). Care to share any memorable (or WTF) moments in any Halo game? Here's mine: I was playing Halo: Combat Evolved and it was very laggy!!! A Warthog tried to splatter me so I jumped. Usually you will still die, but lag caused to propel high in the air to avoid it and buy me time to change to my rocket launcher and 'destroy' it. (I know, you cannot destroy vehicles in Multiplayer for Combat Evolved). By the way, here's my totally random YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/nfshalostarcraftrock/ There are also some other featured channels, check them out!nfshaloscrox2 Aug 4, 2012
Aug 4, 2012 Noob Plays Starcraft 2 Noob Plays Starcraft 2 is a mini-series of episodes where I capture replays of Noobs that are against me at multi-player, and of course in Starcraft 2. Just in case you do not know the meaning of noobs, I would just tell you it is a person who is lousy at doing something at a certain point, in this case it's a person who is very, very bad in Starcraft 2. I created this little series about a month ago and I hope it would increase the number of subscribers I have (7 subscribers currently). So I would like to promote my channel by creating this thinggy. The playlist link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3F3579E8C5D0F5BB&feature=plcp I would thank you very much if you subscribe to my channel as well: http://www.youtube.com/chris97ong Remember to like my videos and subscribe or even add me as friend! Thank you!Dadab1 Aug 4, 2012
Aug 3, 2012 Looking for some advice on my 1st build Hello and thank you for any helpful feedback. *First thing is I'm on a tight budget of $1100 / Future proof investment. I plan on ordering within 2 months due to windows 8 releasing / back to school specials Unless those are not valid reasons to wait. Mainly be using for gaming such as SC2 / MMORPG's etc etc ... but for SC2 will need to handle about 700 active units on screen. I play a lot of custom games. *I've read a lot about AMD cpu's are not good for SC2 and I'm curious as to why? I've read both sides and the only major factor I see is a couple more fps and price. *This is my first real from the ground up build and I have done tremendous researching on how to DIY. I'm very confident I'll have no problems besides DOA parts arriving.( So many horror stories ) http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=24691747 *Please note I won't be buying PSU, 2nd Video Card,cd/dvd player as I already have them. *Nvidea cards becuase I prefer them due to very easy O.C'ing and driver down loads plus PNY XLR8 carries a Lifetime Warranty and piece of mind O.C'ing. *I chose the RAM for the lower Cas Latency and reviews are very good and can be o.c but will I need 4 sticks 16GB, or will 2 sticks 8GB be just fine? I was also thinking just for O.C'ing piece of mind and lower price tag this; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178382 *Pending on CPU's I do like what the Motherboard has to offer but I would like to find one with next gen PCI-Express 3.0 SLI 2 way. *Question, What would be the benefit running 3 way SLI ? I don't see very many games that support it, last I read SC2 recently started to support 2 way SLI. I know if I decded on 3 way I'll need a bigger PSU, I am savvy with the system req. wattage calculators . *Networking optional or within current budget. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704130 Seems like a great find. I like staying wired as my current router is only 10/100 same with on board LAN. My ISP bandwidth is much much higher and I feel with a new board that can suck up more I'll need a matching router plus I use for other devices needing connection. Thank you all again for thoughts / feedback / help.Esham13 Aug 3, 2012
Aug 2, 2012 Smart Phone Games for Wasting time. Have you heard of the awesome fantasy social card battle game Rage of Bahamut? If you use my referral code we both get a big bonus in the game! 1. Get the game for your iOS device. Go to: http://mobage.com/games/rage-of-bahamut or search for it in your app store. 2. Play the game and go through the tutorial until it tells you to enter a referral. 3. Enter this code: gsg85458 This is my favorite in between games and on the go, lots of depth, cool art, and entertaining events. Anyone else have some addictive under the radar smartphone games?Shadee1 Aug 2, 2012
Aug 2, 2012 Diablo 3 Guest Pass Anyone have one they are willing to part with. I am considering buying the game but have never played any Diablo and can't justify the expense if I have never even tried it. PM Me if you have one to spare, thanks.Deathbringur2 Aug 2, 2012
Aug 1, 2012 New SC2 Laptop i wanted to get a gaming laptop so i could bring it with me places i went. i'm looking at the dell xps computers and possibly either the m14x R2 or the razer blade. i was wondering if i could do some custom games like marine arena on high and stream regular games on ultra or possibly high. i just want some feedback on these computers. thx, WubleWuble3 Aug 1, 2012
Aug 1, 2012 motherboard error When ordering my Motherboard is wrongly ordered and bought the micro atx model insted of the atx one. Could this get me some problem? motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236BobTheHacker1 Aug 1, 2012
Aug 1, 2012 Gaming Display Looking to buy a new gaming display for under $200. Any recommendations? It will be used entirely for PC gaming. Considering Asus VS229H-P 22-Inch LED: http://goo.gl/Aqgi7Kabang2 Aug 1, 2012
Aug 1, 2012 Anyone have experience with "iBuyPower"? I'm planning on getting this in a month or two: http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Gamer_Mage_D335/w/70238 I'd like to know if you guys think they're a reputable company or not, though. I checked google for reviews and found this: http://www.resellerratings.com/store/iBUYPOWER 9.39 is pretty good, I guess, but I'd still like your opinions on 'em.Delmin8 Aug 1, 2012
Jul 29, 2012 Potential New Godzilla Game - Kaiju Combat Kaiju Combat is the potential new giant monster fighting game Kickstarter project, by the team who brought us Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee (GCN, Xbox), Godzilla: Save the Earth (PS2, Xbox), and Godzilla: Unleashed (Wii, PS2)! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/14214732/kaiju-combat?ref=live If you're a fan of Godzilla or fighting games this is definitely worth looking into.Lenbo1 Jul 29, 2012
Jul 26, 2012 Building Computer Hello I'm looking to get a new computer but I want to build my own i have a budget like $700. I want to be able to handle Starcraft 2 on High Settings or even Medium with like 60 - 100fps or even more if possible. I don't really know where to start anyone have suggestions? ty!Unlimited5 Jul 26, 2012
Jul 26, 2012 Which laptop is better? Hello everyone, I'll keep it short and simple. Buying a laptop for my girlfriend, she is starting law school and needs something light weight, powerful, and that will last 3 years. Here all the 3 options I am looking at, which do you think is the best: 1. http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Portege-R835-P81-13-3-Inch-Laptop/dp/B005KP070I 2. http://www.amazon.com/HP-dm4-3050us-14-0-Inch-Screen-Laptop/dp/B006OEL8FC 3. http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-U31SD-XH51-13-3-Inch-Screen-Laptop/dp/B005SE92NEDikfury0 Jul 26, 2012
Jul 23, 2012 Nvidea Geforce Keepler Tech Demo Hey guys check out this new tech demo Nvidea put out. I got to say from my end it looks amazing the hair especially is really impressive. Of course being able to run this tech demo requires you have a GTX 600 series card (hell two is "recommended" in SLI formation...). So if anyone can play the demo (I can't my Radeon HD 6850 is nowhere near that level) tell us what you think. http://www.geforce.com/games-applications/pc-applications/a-new-dawn/videosMoridin0 Jul 23, 2012
Jul 22, 2012 Rate how Jelly you are. http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=20761206 Inb4 thread is moved but I don't care, I'm so excited :D:D:D:D:D. First top of the line-ish computer i've had and first time trying to build one :0 :D. what fps do you think i'll get in starcraft on ultra?Wolflink110 Jul 22, 2012
Jul 22, 2012 Which mouse for Sc2, thoughts? I'm considering a new mouse for playing starcraft. I've been lookin at the logitech g500 or 600 and the feenix nascita. G500 http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G500-Programmable-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B002J9GDXI G600 http://www.logitech.com/en-us/gaming/mice-keyboard-combos/g600-mmo-gaming-mouse Nascita http://www.feenixcollection.com/nascita.html Any users have any thoughts? The cost really doesn't matter to me. I just want to go with the best possible choice for my next purchase and I've heard great things about all of these.TurboSWAG2 Jul 22, 2012
Jul 21, 2012 Building first PC for quality gaming HELP! Okay so I've never had a real gaming computer in my life. I've always used laptops and I decided I really wanted to upgrade. So I choose to build a desktop rather then buy a laptop. I do not know much about computers, and since this is a huge step for me in a purchase I want to make sure it is what it's worth. Please provide me with insight and details about this computer. The build further below is from http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/AMD_FX_8-Core_Configurator WHAT I WANT THIS COMPUTER TO DO: ~Run games like StarCraft II on max. Old Republic on high. World of WarCraft on Max. ~Run these games on those setting, Smoothly. My Budget is around 1000$-1200$ Please, will this build be able to handle the settings and run smoothly? Here's what I've chosen: ~Case: NZXT Lexa-S Gaming Case. ~Case Lighting(Unnecessary, but desired): Sleeved LED Case Lighting (Blue) ~Processor: AMD FX-8120 CPU (8x 3.10GHz/8MB L2 Cache ~Processor Cooling: Liquid CPU Cooling System (AMD) *ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan (Push-Pull Airflow) ~Memory: 8GB (4 GB x2) DDR3-1600 Memory Module *Corsair or Major Brand ~Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6790 *Crossfire mode (Dual Cards) ~ Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3--AMD 970 ~ Mother Board USB/ SATA Interface: Default. ~Power Supply: 750 Watt- Corsair CMPSU-750AX OR 800 Watt Standard. (okay I want to know, is it okay to have a computer at the minimum wattage or at least 50 wattage above minimum. If it is okay to have it at minimum then I would choose the 750.) Well this is pretty much it. If you think I could add more to improve the quality, but also remain in my budget then please check out the website and create a build you believe is better. http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/AMD_FX_8-Core_Configurator I appreciate all answers and any kind of information will be useful!Evisceration97 Jul 21, 2012
Jul 21, 2012 Help / Feedback wanted :D. buying a new pc. Hiya All, so I want to get a new computer but I have very little experience in that field. Basically my budget is prolly somewhere in the 1k-1.5k range, i would need a monitor and keyboard as well but im not too worried about that. this is what i have in my head so far Graphics: pretty set on a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670. Seems like the best high performance bang for your buckc ard out there. obviously a little pricey but i want this computer to run everything smoothly for a good while and be able to fraps etc... Processor: Oh god please help me here. I've heard so many different opinions on this. Since this is a gaming computer are i5s better than i7s? does the processor really make that big of a difference. A lot of the computers I am looking at have something like a intel i7 - 3820 processor. Is that good or bad, well it hold back my graphics card? I really need suggestions here. Ram: most likely gonna get like 8gigs. I'm assuming thats plenty for a long time to come, correct? Every other part including where to buy it I still have no idea. I'm even willing to build it myself if it's doable for someone with limited knowledge but the ability to follow instructions. Help me plox :D. oh, and to make this starcraft related zerg up, protoss balanced, terran op. jk, but no one is ever on the hardware forum : /.Wolflink41 Jul 21, 2012
Jul 20, 2012 Need a New & Cheap Graphics Card Hey guys! I'm currently playing sc2 on a Dell Inspiron 545 and using the default graphics card which is far from decent. I have an average fps of 20 on the minimum graphics settings and that plummets to even lower when conflicts occur, making micro very hard. I want to get a graphics card for under 100$ that will at least allow me to play on low graphics detail on 4v4 matches without lag. If any computer specs are needed do not hesitate to ask, and last of all, THANK YOU :D!Swiss7 Jul 20, 2012
Jul 20, 2012 Keeping dead skin off mouse? For some reason, dead skin seems to accumulate on my mouse a lot :/, every 2 weeks or so i have to rub it off. is there a way to make my hands give off less dead skin? or is this just something everyone has to deal withStilleNacht1 Jul 20, 2012
Jul 20, 2012 Oh MY God!! X-COM Enemy Unknown This was about the best news ive seen in gaming history. I always imagined what a new version of X-com would be like and now its even effectively being made by the same company...game looks pretty awesome... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWU9wxlIxig October 9th CANT WAIT!!!! *UNCONTROLLED NERD DANCE*Themightyone1 Jul 20, 2012
Jul 19, 2012 Help!!! Need cheap PC for SC2 I need the cheapest computer that can run Starcraft 2. I don't need anything better than low graphics as long as it still runs smoothly in 4v4 at 200 supply army's. Plz Help.Tuna4 Jul 19, 2012
Jul 19, 2012 Thanks all! Thanks all!Sumisu1 Jul 19, 2012
Jul 15, 2012 the ultimate rig cost isn't an issue, but i don't want to buy anything that isn't necessary for sc2. for example if a quad core will be enough to keep the fps at 60 during large engagements, then there's no need for a 6 core. this pc will be used strictly for sc2. basically, just tell me your dream sc2 rig. include what mouse/keyboard you would use. it should run sc2 on the highest possible settings and maintain at least 60 fps, even during large engagements.BornAgainDan39 Jul 15, 2012
Jul 14, 2012 Will this motherboard work with this I7 Core i7 3820 LGAhttp://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0383144 ASUS P8Z68-V LXhttp://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1124769&CatId=7212Arces5 Jul 14, 2012