Off Topic Dicussion

Aug 25, 2012 HD 7750 not enough? Hey guys I used to play this game really fine before new patch 1.5. I mean, high settings above 60 fps all the way. Now Ive left only textures on high, have set graphics on low due to lag. Game starts over 200fps but decreases to merely 10-20 late game. Im just wondering if my card is just not enough... trying to understand! Anyone else uses this card? Just curious. my sig: i3 2120 h61m-p31 8gb patriot @ 1333mhz wd caviar blue 500gb psu cx430v2 hd 7750 OCed - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102985 3dMark 11 @ P2732Spartacus3 Aug 25, 2012
Aug 25, 2012 Speaker Problem need verification My right front speaker stopped working suddenly while the left front works properly. Ive tried many things to see what the problem was and i seem to have isolated it to maybe the socket for the right front speaker is messed up. Ive tried plugging the right front speaker plug to other sockets and it ends up working fine, so my question is if there is a way to fix this or should i just get a whole new set Currently i slightly pulled the connection for the front speakers to the computer slightly outward and it makes me to end up having two front left speakers. Kinda weird solution as the front right speaker ends up working as a 2nd front left but because i have two front left so when i play sc with 5.1 surround it gets trippy at times lol.Danny0 Aug 25, 2012
Aug 24, 2012 Ever heard of SMITE? Smite is a new action MOBA that is currently in closed beta. It's a lot of fun, and definitely a good way to spend your time while you wait for HotS. I'm currently giving out Closed Beta Keys to those who comment on the video below every day until the end of August! I also have a lot of content on the game if you're curious and want to know more. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2vm4XxhyzM&feature=plcpDrybear1 Aug 24, 2012
Aug 23, 2012 AMD Dual-Core E-300 Accelerated Processor I recently bought an Intel Pentium P6200, it runs starcraft 2 like a charm from low to medium settings. For $350 it's a good bang for the buck. My question is, if starcraft 2 can run on the P6200, would it run smoothly on a Toshiba AMD Dual-Core E-300 Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 6310Tetrahydra4 Aug 23, 2012
Aug 21, 2012 Warcraft Nostalgia Any one remember warcraft 2? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNwR6VpV1Qk&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D2uy_trfAo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcKAA3fj33g&feature=fvwrel Good times, good times, too bad warcraft was butchered by WoW... but then again i dont think a darker story centered MMO would appease to they're current fanbase that just wants to dress their virtual avatars in teh 1337 gear...DoomerX7 Aug 21, 2012
Aug 21, 2012 Motherboard switch I got some problem while building my pc, so i ended up having my motherboard refunded. what kind of good mtoherboard would you guys recommand for me? i use a i5-3570 using DDR3 1600 memory sata III gtx 670BobTheHacker2 Aug 21, 2012
Aug 21, 2012 Computer parts Need some compatible parts. Anything I list is a preference, not an actual requirement. Except this: Price Limit is absolute maximum $800. Preferably an Intel processor. 500GB HDD, due to SSD being more expensive. No GPU preference, although high performance is prefered. 4GB RAM or more would be nice.Pokekid4 Aug 21, 2012
Aug 21, 2012 Having troubles deciding with GTX 670 cards I'm almost done deciding what to build for my gaming pc, however, I'm quite torn at deciding what graphics card to choose due to reading reviews at newegg and it seems like getting a faulty GFX card is expected nowadays, I was almost set on staying with EVGA but the amount of people complaining it's quite overwhelming, for now, GIGABITE seems good since I saw little to no bad feedback..... Has this ever happened to anyone? Also, what manufacturer is the most reliable when it comes to these issues? Also, if anyone can give out some feedback or references it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot in advance.Herzyr4 Aug 21, 2012
Aug 20, 2012 Help me upgrade my graphics card please! I have a pretty bad graphics card and cant run games like skyrim. I was wondering what i could get so i can play pretty much anygame here are my specs. Only can spend 50-100$ (100 for me is pushing it but would if its worth it) Windows 7 32 bit AMD ANTHLON 64 X2 DUAL CORE PROCESSOR 4200+ 2.0 GB RAM NVDIA GEFORCE 8600 GT My mother board: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K9VGM-V.html#/?div=Detail Was thinking of this for a good price : (http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K9VGM-V.html#/?div=Detail) I have a generric case and a 480w psu and i just want something that will fit in my mother board and run newer games.RainyDays9 Aug 20, 2012
Aug 20, 2012 6gv2 or the razer blackwidow? Honestly, i'm torn between the 2. I'm just overall attracted to the clicking sound of the black widow, but if the 6gv2 has overall better performance i'll get that. I looked at reviews and i still can't make up my mind. Whoever has used either , could you tell me from personal experience how the keyboard has worked for you?MyCtrlBroke9 Aug 20, 2012
Aug 19, 2012 WOW Deluxe Edition~ Hello, I am currrently on the trail version of WoW you know free till lvl 20. I noticed the deluxe edition out and I wanted to ask for any WoW players out there if it was worth it? How long this special would last and how is the community? Are they ragers or aggresive, passive and calm, friendly and loving~ And which server I should join or faction as I have a need for sociality in any mmo I play. Thank you for your feedback ^.^Raiden3 Aug 19, 2012
Aug 19, 2012 Infested Kerrigan Vs Kratos Who would win and why?Darkan0 Aug 19, 2012
Aug 19, 2012 does anyone have trouble with update 1.5 i got on sc2 and every time i log in it will get stuck on initializing data and i let it sit for 2 and a half hours and it still did not progress. i don't know why or how this happens but im not sure if my computer needs a update or if its just to old...swords1 Aug 19, 2012
Aug 18, 2012 Looking to buy new gaming laptop for SC2 Hey everyone. I've been playing SC2 for about 2 months or so now and I have come to the conclusion that I need a new laptop to be able to play the game decently whenever I'm away from the desktop. My birthday is coming up next month and I figure with all the money I've saved Ill have about 600$ to spend on a new laptop. I've been doing a bit of research myself but I wanted some advice from the forums. So far I've found two laptops that seem like they would be able to run SC2 decently in my price range. My question to you is, what laptop would be the better choice, and will they be able to run the game on low settings, and maintain a high, playable fps. Laptop 1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215408 Laptop 2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246491 Now, I'm sure there are other laptops out there, and if anyone has a better suggestion that is within my price range I'd be more than happy to drop my money and buy it. Also, I'm not sure if there are any different requirements with HOTS coming out, and I just want to be sure I can maintain the same high fps, if there is any info out about the system requirements. I haven't been paying any attention to that as of lately. Off topic: If anyone has a clue on how to boost performance of my laptop for now so I'd be able to play the game at a higher fps (I currently stay around 15-20 making buildings, drop to 10 or lower with a medium to large size army, and drop to 1-4 fps on a full size army on full size engagement) I would greatly appreciate it. I can link system specs if anyone needs them. Thanks in advance for any help I get!Rickyricarto4 Aug 18, 2012
Aug 16, 2012 Performance in HotS Title explains pretty much everything. What is HotS going to be like in terms of graphics? If I have a system that can run WoL on Ultra (which, currently, I don't D:) will I get the same performance in HotS? Has this info even been released yet!??! So, yeah. I haven't really seen any threads regarding this matter so I thought I would be one of the first :D. Thoughts?Vader3 Aug 16, 2012
Aug 15, 2012 BF3: Premium Edition - best deal this year Previously Battlefield 3 = $60 BF3 Premium (5DLC + upgrade + ingame bonus content) = $50 This September, Battlefield 3 + BF3 Premium = $70 (Battlefield 3: Premium Edition) while this game on console can only handle 24 player max, PC is totally badass with 64 player, if you haven't owned this, better try it now :> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INDMBnTosF4namvn0 Aug 15, 2012
Aug 15, 2012 What settings can this laptop run SC2 in? This one, which I am receiving tomorrow or the day after tomorrow: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3184128&Sku=A50-156316 I hope it can run SC2 where I can actually play it. Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 630M (Not the best, I know). RAM: 8 GB Max Resoultion: 1920x1080 Thanks!avant1 Aug 15, 2012
Aug 14, 2012 LoL sadly is more popular than sc2 LoL has a $25 million dollar prize pool for this next season, it also is more popular than sc2. This bums me out cause the game has a low skill cap and is relatively simplistic.Light206 Aug 14, 2012
Aug 14, 2012 Graphics Card and Headset Hi all. I'm looking to buy a decent graphics card and headset to play Starcraft 2. For the graphics card, I'm looking for one that can let me stream at 720p (1280x720) on XSplit with good frame rate on medium shaders (the other options I want about Medium or High. Ultra graphics aren't necessary). The current one I'm using makes the stream look like it has 10 FPS, when in-game I have like 21ish. For the headset I'm looking for one that has a good mic (w/o static) and pretty good audio quality. I'm really not looking for one with amazing audio, just one with a good mic. The TTesports Shock (White) is really the only one I have in mind. I was looking at the Razer Electra, but i'd have to buy a splitter as well, which might add static. I'm willing to spend around $200, give or take $50. I honestly don't know anything about decent graphics cards and/or headsets, so if anyone could help me that would be great. Don't be shy about going over a little bit. Thanks. Edit 1 - Raised the budget a little, and don't be shy to go above the budget by a little (e.g. <$100+). For reference my specs are: -- AMD Athlon II 640 Quad Core Processor -- ATI Radeon HD 4200 -- 4GB DDR3 system memory (idk if this is RAM or not) Edit 2 - Found a Razer Carcharias Headset in a local ad for $60 and a Galaxy GeForce GT 610 graphics card for $50. Is that a good graphics card for a reasonable price? If anything else is needed feel free to ask me. Edit 3 - Ok so I'm going to buy a Steelseries 4h (~$40)because Razer has durability issues, and my friend has a 4h and says it great for what I'm doing. A mid-range Radeon is looking like to be the new graphics card.Ice15 Aug 14, 2012
Aug 14, 2012 Just a quickie Okay so I have this old "gaming" qosmio laptop x300 and i was used to be able to run sc2 on high about a few months ago, but now i can only run on low, even when i try to run on medium my laptop just crashes.. e.g. screen goes black, loud stuttering sound Intel(R) Core (TM) 2 Duo CPU 2.0 ghz NVIDIA Geforce 9700M GTS ACPI x64 based-PCMyCtrlBroke16 Aug 14, 2012
Aug 13, 2012 my stream page http://www.twitch.tv/gladiusreal hey check this my stream pageLGokgladius0 Aug 13, 2012
Aug 13, 2012 Razer Mamba feedback for this game using deathadder currently and I like it but mambas wireless feature attracts me. let me know how do you feel/like/unlike the mouse if you are currently using it.Blue1 Aug 13, 2012
Aug 13, 2012 Fallout 4 info Hi you guys, I doubt any of you know info on the next fallout such as where it will take place or what the story will be about but I wana know if anyone has info or what they want in the game. I would like to see some giant spiders and a larger urban aria for the next game. I also think it would be cool to make ghoul swarms (like 19 ghouls all in a small space or room, when you open that door or go down that small opening they all swarm around you.) And I also want to see weather changes. Maybe nucleor rain showers. So what do you all want to see in the next fallout or what do you know?Tibalt4 Aug 13, 2012
Aug 13, 2012 Ram compatibility. Will this ram:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220638 Work with my motherboard?:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631Wartrider2 Aug 13, 2012
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 $5 mouse atm and can play the game jsut fine. But I'm thinking it would be fair to use a game mouse to play serious games like this and BF3 I'm not experienced with mice very much so, hope someone could advisenamvn3 Aug 11, 2012
Aug 11, 2012 Video Card Lately Ive been debating on what video to get for my new system build and have been wondering if I should stick with two 1300x720 displays, or if I should get two 1440p HiRes monitors. The question goes down to....what video card options do I have to run both options (the monitor sizes) to run any game I want at 100% graphic cap while in windowed mode? I rather spend the money now then later. Thanks in advance. OS: A Linux Distro (Main) / Win7 (Gaming) [I want to use Linuix or w/e, the linux distro that looks like OS X]Deso5 Aug 11, 2012
Aug 9, 2012 I want your honest opinion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OyE-N3xfbE Watch it all and tell me if it scared the !@#$ 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