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6h This is more than good enough, right? I was hesitant about this laptop, because it's a Dell, but the specs seem good, right? http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-7000-gaming/spd/inspiron-15-7567-laptop/dncwf510sKraylune4 6h
6h Anyone getting Destiny 2 on PC??? Yeah I know I'll probably get a bunch of flak for doing this but I don't care. Spinecloud#1859 Would be awesome to hit the raid next month with some like minded PvE'ers. Definitely going to be doing weekly raid clears. Add me if you're going to be hitting that upCaennon2 6h
6h Will this play WoW? Buying as a backup Hi folks, my main computer is starting to show it's age and I'm looking at a laptop as an emergency backup. My primary uses are playing WoW, watching videos from netflix or Hulu, and keeping in touch with family (if it can handle WoW I know it can deal with everthing else). I came across this one at an affordable price, but I honestly don't how it stacks up to WoW. Helpfull comments and/or suggestions are greatfully appreciated! "Dell Inspiron i57652764GRY 17.3" Laptop, Windows 10 Home, AMD A12-9700P Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive" Specs : Brand Dell Screen Size 17.3" Condition New Operating System Windows 10 RAM Memory 8 GB Model I57652764GRY Hard Drive Capacity 1 TB Video Game Platform PC Manufacturer Part Number i5765-2764GRY Processor Type AMD A12-9700P Quad-Core Processor Processor Speed 2.50 GHzPanshredbank3 6h
18h Recommend a good mic for WoW plz Hi, I'm a shot-caller for my raid group and have been using my desktop mic. However, I cannot use push-to-talk as it significantly interferes with my ability to DPS properly. I tried voice activation but because the mic is so close to the keyboard it keeps getting activated by the keystrokes (I have a loud, mechanical keyboard). So I think the best solution would be to buy a headset with a mic or a mic with an adjustable arm stand that I can position in front of my mouth. Can anyone recommend me a light-weight, quality mic or a headset for the purpose of raid communication? Thank you.Metoprolol13 18h
21h Help With New Hardware Hello, guys I'm about to buy a new PC to play wow, i'm just tired of playing wow on -1 graph.. Is this good enough for play wow on 5+: Intel Core i7 7700k 4.2 RAM 8GB DDR4 2666MHz/1.2V (PC4-21300) Kingston HyperX Fury Mobo GIGABYTE for Intel LGA 1151 mATX GA-B250M-GAMING 3 DDR4 Water Cooler Corsair Hydro Series H75 i already have a GeForce GTX1050 Ti Ty for your time!Nuoli11 21h
1d HELP - Overclocking Hi all, I would like to some insight and advice on overclocking my built computer for better performance. I have i5 7600K, MSI Z270 SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151, Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000 16 GB (8 x 2), EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB FTW+ GAMING ACX 3.0, 6GB GDDR5 and cooler Cryorig H5 Universal CR-H5A. I have overclocked both of them just a tiny little bit - CPU by going through BIOs and GPU with MSI Afterburner. But i dont think i did a good job. Is it safe to overclock both CPU and GPU for better performance boost? How can I do that in a way that wont damage my parts? What are some safe standard limit i should keep in mind when doing so? Which softwares are good to test overclocked performance for both GPU and CPU? How will overclocking my CPU to maybe 4.6 ~ 4.8 help my performance - do you know? I'm totally noob in this area. I would like to have stable fps and better performance than factory setting... Please help - much appreciated :)Gawdfree1 1d
1d Advice? Considering an upgrade (GPU/CPU) Hey there. I was hoping some of you could give me some advice on upgrading my PC. I'm currently seeing a lot of frame loss with my current system when flying around in Legion areas. I see massive FPS loss in raid settings with almost all of my settings on low. Current system: OS: Windows 10 64-bit CPU: i5-2500K Memory: 8GB DDR4 GPU: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series (4GB VRAM) I can't really tell if I'm getting loss due to CPU throttling or due to my GPU. I've done some research and have seen several claims that the 290 is still a very powerful card for 1080p. On the other hand, my CPU is pretty ancient (good ol' Sandy Bridge). I was eyeing the GTX 1070 but was hoping to get some opinions from you all on how much of an upgrade this would be or if it was more related to my CPU. I would like to stay below $400 (because I'd otherwise just get a Vega). According to this: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/23.html upgrading to a 1070 in 1080p is about a ~60% increase in performance. If you're curious about my configured in-game settings, they are in the picture below. https://i.imgur.com/NcsdHCa.png Thanks for any help in advance!Furzerker0 1d
1d New desktop AND laptop, please recommend Hello Everyone! I'm coming back after nearly 2 years gone, my current PC's are shot. I don't know much of anything about computers, what I would like is one desktop and one laptop, both able to play WoW pretty good, I won't be playing any other games. I have gift cards up the wazoo for Amazon site. I have $1200 total to buy two, so naturally they are not going to be top of the line. Just looking for two decent pc's. Thanks for any help!Helenkeller7 1d
1d Those that use Logitech G13s,Orbweaver, etc I want to know your opinions on using those types of gaming keypads for those of us that have never used them. For example, do you use them often? Why or why not? What's it like to use them? Would you recommend them or not?Murcielagos9 1d
1d Curved Computer Monitor Hello All, I was thinking about getting a Curved Computer Monitor and was wondering if it is worth getting to play WoW on, in terms of would it make it look better. I have a 8GB video Card in my computer and use HDMI cables for my monitor that I have not which is a LG Led Flat screen. Also if it is a good idea which brand is best?Ghosttigers1 1d
2d Uninstall CCleaner if you have it, NOW Not my PC: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/342740846082260994/359881768607678464/unknown.png CCleaner got hijacked and hackers are putting malware on this software http://www.businessinsider.com/avast-piriform-ccleaner-hijacked-trojan-malware-2017-9You2 2d
2d Looking for a new desktop or laptop I've never had anything fantastic to play on, but I've been interested in getting something in the "mid range" so to speak. Basically, I'd like to get 40-60fps consistently while raiding and not break the bank. I have zero knowledge of building a PC so that's out of the question, so I'm somewhat limited to prebuilts. I just want to get my money's worth out of a computer. The only game I play currently is WoW, but I may be enticed to play other games in the future. I do not plan on running WoW on anything higher than setting 7 unless I can buy a PC for a reasonable price that can run 8+.Ltprerunner10 2d
2d Final Fantasy XIV I have quit WoW, and moved on to playing better games. A friend of mine suggested checking out Final Fantasy XIV and OH BOY, the storyline is amazing, and the gameplay is great! If you are looking for a game rich with content, creative storyline delivery, IMMERSION, PLAY THIS GAME! This game will keep you busy for HOURS on end. It even has surprises you won't expect! You will feel a plethora of emotions when you play this game. We all know what happened with Square Enix and this game's initial negative reaction. The company since then LISTENED to their playerbase and turned the game from bad something LEGENDARY! I only paid $25 for the game, and I have had such a blast playing this game. Why pay that much money for a stupid non-flying store mount, when you can experience a storyline like no other! You pay 25$ and you get the GAME AND 30 DAY SUBSCRIPTION GAME TIME! There will be no MMOs out there that will be considered a WoW killer, it's more like WoW has killed itself. And oh, there will be flying there. See you in Eorzea!Soulkitty92 2d
2d G13 Hey guys. Just got a g13, and I can't seem to make the joystick move my character. I've tried leaving it with the default WoW profile(assigning each joystick direction to WASD) and I've even tried changing each one to the arrow keys, but every time I get in game the joystick just moves my mouse. Any solutions?Pstachío3 2d
2d Modem recommendation? Hi guys, I need to shop for a modem soon and need recommendations please. It needs to be compatible with Comcast and very budget friendly. Anyone have something in mind they can recommend? Thanks. I have a separate router.Whïtström4 2d
3d Naga Keybinds Hey folks, I have been having trouble with my Naga keybinds lately and can't seem to figure out what the problem is. I am trying to get my shift modifiers to work on a separate action bar but they do not work at all. For almost 3 years up until about a month ago, I bonded each naga button in the razer synapse as (alt+1,alt+2...alt+=) and used them on 1 action bar as well as having another action bar with those same 12 buttons, only difference is they were keybinded with a shift modifier (shift+alt+1,shift+alt+2...shift+alt+=) and it worked great with the exception of having to update the synapse every now and then. Also, my key binds were being used with bartender, not sure if that makes a difference. For some reason, my modifiers just stopped working and I would appreciate any insight as to why. I saw a video online where a guy made macros and keybinded them but he explained it terribly and it didn't seem to work for me. I really thought this is a simple issue I could fix with a quick google search but nothing has come up! Thanks to all in advance.Càsstiel10 3d
4d Leet PC, Still FPS dips This PC can maintain 60FPS at maximum settings with all of my games... except WoW. In parts of Suramar and in some Raid-boss battles I will dip to 40-50fps for a brief moment. Is WoW really that poorly optimized? Specs or here is a link to the PC: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/nMV6Mp CPU: 7700k @ 4.8GHz (delidded) Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 GPU: GTX 1080 @ 2.0GHz RAM: 16GB DDR4 @ 3000MHz SSD: 500GB 850EVO MB: MSI Gaming M5 PSU: EVGA G2 550WDamuzî41 4d
5d Whats your side MMO? TL;DR: What game do you like to play when you're not playing WoW? We all love playing WoW, but lets be honest, we all get burned out sometimes. What MMO (or other kind of game) do you guys like to play when you're taking a breather from the game? What would you fall back on if anything WoW related imploded for no apparent reason? My side MMO: GW2. I decided to give it a second chance since they announced the new expansion. I feel it looks cool, and have been enjoying the game a lot! My side non MMO: Yakuza 0, and DOTA 2.Rasdaan86 5d
5d Post your build! Hey all, i'd love to see all your builds here! Post the specs and a picture if you'd like! I'll go first, Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz - Corsair Watercooling ASUS GTX 1070 Strix 8GB 16GB DDR4 RAM 256GB SSD 2TB HDD Asus Z270 Motherboard 650W PSU Windows 10 https://imgur.com/a/sgiS9Dicedfox68 5d
5d advice on upgrading hey Wowers, question for y'all. I have a slower than slow laptop atm, and am looking to upgrade, I think i may have found the unit, here are the specs, do you think it'll be able to run wow ok? Processor: Intel Core i5 (2.5GHz, 3.0MB) Display: 17.3" HD (1600x900) Memory: 8GB DDR4 SDRAM Storage: 1TB (5400rpm) Graphic: AMD Radeon 530Raleesa5 5d
5d Best utilizing internal + external SSDs? Hi guys, I recently picked up a new machine that has an internal 512GB SSD. I also opted to pick up the new Samsung T5 1TB external SSD as well. For those of you in a similar situation or with knowledge on the topic, how do you guys best manage your distribution of files, apps, etc amongst the two? My goal was to keep the internal HD for OS and essentials applications only (although I'm not exactly sure what I would classify as essential just yet). The external, would be for other things. Given I have the appropriate high-speed cable, could WoW run just fine from this external SSD as it would from the internal? Thanks all!Nebulyx9 5d
5d Advice on updating PC Hi all, I'm looking to upgrade my pc within the next few months, it's 3.5ish years old. I'm wondering what will benefit me the most to upgrade. I'm thinking a new processor and graphics card will help. Leaning towards intel processor but not sure if I'd need a new motherboard as well. I will be mostly using the rig for wow,overwatch, PUBG , some random skyrim and maybe destiny 2. Not sure about how much i want to spend but probably $300-400ish. Heres my hardware and thank you for your time: MSI A78m- E45 FM23 micro ATX AMD motherboard https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130747 A10-6800k richland 4.1GHz socketFM2 100w quad core processor https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113331 G.Skill ripjaws x Series 8gb(2x4gb)Desktop memory https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231476 WD blue 1 TB desktop Hard Disk drive- 7200 rpm https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339 Sapphire radeon hd 7770 gh 1 GB graphics card https://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11201-17-20G/dp/B00A0HZOEAThedemonh29 5d
6d Anyone here buying Intel gen8? Whos with me on getting the 8700k?Vureesa50 6d
6d Should I buy this? I am looking to buy a new laptop for gaming. I only play WoW and Overwatch. Does the below laptop any good? I am not tech savvy anymore on computers. https://www.flipkart.com/msi-gp-core-i7-7th-gen-16-gb-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-windows-10-home-4-graphics-gp62-7rdx-gaming-laptop/p/itmet95tcfzugvkf?lid=LSTCOMET95TNJX5TCFKGVQ6EG&pid=COMET95TNJX5TCFKKrisher3 6d
Sep 15 Overwatch as a solo player (Can't post in overwatch forum, don't have game) I'm thinking about buying Overwatch but is it fun for a solo player? I googled and found a thread with 63 upvotes saying don't buy it if you're a solo player. But I've been a solo player in wow for like 8 years and I still have a lot of fun. If it's anything like the way random BGs go I wouldn't mind too much. ThanksDaisypoo4 Sep 15
Sep 14 Zboard issue So... I bought this Zboard from the blizzard store about a year ago. I finally today decided to use it. After having multiple issues w/ the installation CD, I go to the zboard site, click on USB keyboard and install the proper drivers. After everything is said and done, my wotlk keyset still does not work properly. I am running a Windows 7 home OS and have the drivers properly installed. The keyboard normal functions work. The issue I'm having is with the additional keyset. None of the functions besides the arrow keys are working. Any help would greatly be appreciated.Leafz3 Sep 14
Sep 14 Could I run WoW from an SSD? Could I set up WoW to run from my SSD while using the OS from a regular HDD? If so how do I set that up? Is there any negatives to using that?Murcielagos5 Sep 14
Sep 14 The Importance of "Max" Settings I wanted to take a minute here and take a look at WoW's max settings. We get a lot of people asking why they're only getting 45-50fps in crowded areas at max settings. Well, the usual answer is that WoW essentially has to wait for the server for a lot of it's calculations. And while that's true, I don't personally think that's the whole story. With the addition of Legion, the graphics options in the game have three whole settings above what we had in WoD. "7" on the graphics preset slider is what WoD's "Ultra" was. If you were getting 90fps in WoD at max settings, don't expect to crank them up to 10 in Legion and get the same performance. Graphic Presets 8, 9, and 10, are extremely demanding compared to Preset 7 and below. And truthfully there isn't a whole lot of gain there. Here's an example: Windows - https://i.imgur.com/6VS9C2l.png Mac - https://i.imgur.com/5bhnAWK.png This image is taken from a rig running an i7-6700k, a GTX 1080, and 64GB of 3200Mhz DDR4 RAM. As you can see, I have absolutely everything maxed out, and I'm averaging about 45-50 fps in Val'Sharah on Kil'Jaeden. A very active server during peak times. Now let's look at what happens when I bring just a few of the most demanding settings down to modest levels: Windows - https://i.imgur.com/wFoXTnp.png Mac - https://i.imgur.com/NPilsG8.png All I did was turn down the View Distance, Environmental Detail, Liquid Detail, Shadow Quality, and Sunshafts, and I got an extra 50fps. I didn't even disable all of them. I just turned most of them down a notch or two. The point I'm making is that you can get very respectable fps in WoW at near max settings without much of a graphical loss. You just have to know which settings are abnormally demanding. The usual culprits are Shadow Quality, Liquid Detail, and View Distance.Stoneblade18 Sep 14
Sep 14 ADSL 2+ to VDSL 2+ Improvements? Hello, anyone here recently gone from ADSL 2+ to VDSL 2? and what kind of speeds are you getting with VDSL2? I live in Chesterville Maine, We have 3 Projects underway for VDSL 2 and Fairpoint is offering 100mbps / 50mbps at there top tier plan, nothing is active yet so I'm curious to what improvements people saw. I currently have a max of 8mbps down, 0.40mbps up with adsl 2+Demonseven6 Sep 14
Sep 14 Nexus 6p get Pixel XL replace post warranty http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/13/google-offering-nexus-6p-owners-pixel-xl-warranty-replacement/ So to preface how I stumbled into this my fiance the other day decided to jump ship from Apple despite being a long time supporter because she prefers open source. I had a Nexus 6p that I purchased on 12/23/15 and used it til I got a pixel in November and since I haven't used it. 2 days ago she activated my 6p to see if she should switch to the pixel 2 when it comes out. She likes it but the battery is garbage probably due to sitting around. We called our local phone repair shop and they said $70 to replace the battery. That was a great price but I called Google first. ... So we went ahead and called google. We explained that we factory 3 days ago and have minimum apps. Battery saver makes it worse. They said that since I purchased it from Google (found my receipt) we qualified for a special exchange program. ... That's when I googled around and found this posted today. The phone order should be sent to me shortly. She's beyond happy about it but it's legit. ... This is really awesome that they are doing this even 9 months past the 1 year warranty. To my credit, I wanted to buy googles coverage but after they ship it you cannot add it on, you have to return the phone and repurchase it. They did do a preauthorized debt on my card for $770+tax but I just received the email to confirm my order. She is beyond happy!Snaeb4 Sep 14
Sep 14 Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon Starter? Heya! So, I thought it could be fun to talk about which starter you'll be going with in the upcoming Pokemon games Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon releasing in November. Still on the fence about getting it, but still want to talk about starters! I'm thinking... Shuppet! Banette is one of my favorites, with Ghost being my favorite type. With the recently given away Bannettite, I can possibly get Banette to mega-evolve during the playthrough. Maybe even a shiny one. I'm also kind of feeling an Onix. Honestly not sure why, but I've always enjoyed Onix since seeing one as a kid while watching the show. Steelix is pretty cool! So is the mega. Part of me wants to mix it up and use a Pokemon I've never used before. Like a Mareep! I haven't seen an Ampharos in years. So! What about you? Which starter do you plan to use?Zenjii5 Sep 14
Sep 13 Razer Taurtarus cant edit buttons Razer Taurtarus is not letting me edit my buttons and I reinstalled and now I cant move the buttons out of the middle of the screen. Anyone else having this issue?Drexden1 Sep 13
Sep 12 New Laptop help? Hello all, I'm in the process of buying a new laptop and was wondering what kind/what specs would be able to run WoW comfortably. I also play Hearthstone ane League, so I'd like something that would be able to run a few games at a good speed and quality. I'm considering the $350-400 price range. Any help/ recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thank You!Chins2 Sep 12
Sep 11 Building a pc that will run legion on ultra. I have a budget of 1200. Would prefer intel cpu and nvidia gpu. Anyone recommend a build? In the U.S, btw. Would love to see to see all recommendations and opinions. Keep in mind will be running on a 24" monitor 1080p and wow on ultra settings. Thanks in advance to everyone who responds. Will check back in periodically, hope everyone has a great day!Ajandor59 Sep 11
Sep 11 simillar games for garrison and missions? I especially like the Naval missions on garrison shipyard of wod. now looking for simillar games that more complicated and has challenging contents. anyone? p.s. im not talking about a legion class hall missions, the faceroll contents. i prefer higher difficulty games.Dln1 Sep 11
Sep 10 Razer Naga Chroma Sensitivity Bug I saw someone had posted about this a year or two ago, but it seems like this problem still persists. Not sure if it has anything specifically to do with WoW or not, though I only notice it in WoW. As stated, I have a Naga Chroma and have noticed recently (within the last few months) that my sensitivity will sometimes bug out and increase so much that a small movement will cause my character to spin. As in, the sensitivity will skyrocket and instead of smoothly turning, my character will spin a few times in circles. It doesn't happen all the time and if I release the camera control (right-mouse button) I can get it to move at my normal rate. However, it will bug again with in a few moments. My DPI is set to 5000 right now, polling is 1k hertz and my acceleration is set to 0. Also, I've noticed if I exit the Razer Synapse app, I don't have the problem. Unfortunately, this would also mean I can't switch the numbers on the mouse to correlate with the numpad.Dreamseer0 Sep 10
Sep 10 Black screen after bios Hey! Wifeys computer looks to be dying. i5 3450, gtx 780, 650w evga g2 etc, basic ddr3, asrock board. I'm compiling a list of troubleshooting steps to complete. Right now it's the basics. Clear cmos Try different GPU Try one stick ram yada yada Bios screen will flash. I can get into the bios. Windows loading screen appears, sometimes with what looks like artifacting running horizontally across the screen. Will not boot to the desktop. I'm thinking it's the GPU. Any other ideas for me to try please feel free to give suggestions.Shottielol5 Sep 10
Sep 9 Grinding/Whirring Sound-HDD Dying? Hey, all. As I play games, I'm starting to hear a bit of a grinding and whirring sound. I want to make sure that my HDD is dying before I go out and get a replacement. I have HD Tune Pro, and it gives an OK for the HDD. Even ran some error scans to make sure its good. Note: I use a SSD for my OS, so the only thing I'd lose is games that I can just redownload.Agen3 Sep 9
Sep 9 Gamepad and MMO mouse? Hey there! I have a useless index finger and can't reach too far with it. I do a ton of keybinds but want to see if it'll be simplified with a gamepad and mouse with extra buttons. My hands are probably slightly ahead of medium for dudes. I'm looking at the Logitech g13 and Razer orbweaver (looks smaller) and the corsair scimitar since you can slide the buttons around and a Razer hex v2. I claw grip so I think the corsair would be ideal? Do any of you run a combo like this and don't have Gregor Clegane sized hands? :o Any opinions before I make some purchases?Gorvius2 Sep 9
Sep 9 New Laptop for WoW and College I am going to be getting a new laptop in the next week or so and will be using it for college and WoW as well as other games. I am currently trying to pick between the gigabyte aero 14 and 15. I know they are very similar but does anyone have experience with either of them and recommend one over the other? Thanks Edit: Added links Aero 14 https://m.newegg.com/products/9SIA57X5MM3673 Aero 15 https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16834233205RKiwikunnt6 Sep 9
Sep 9 wasn't sure where to post this but.... the game is treating my character Overloard in the icecrown realm as if he is alliance but he's undead horde can you please fix this blizzard?Brisingr1 Sep 9
Sep 9 Computer upgrade i think i need to upgrade my computer its getting around 6 years old now and not handling wow like it use to . I'm not sure just to upgrade the CPU, ram and motherboard or just start a new build. trying to do it on a budget though like under $1500. my current specs are CPU AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Ram DDR3 8 GB Graphics card Gefore GTX 770 motherboard Asus M5A88-M Power supply corsair tx850 was thinking of getting CPU I5 7600K GTX 1060 3GB SSD 500GB not sure on motherboard yet ram 16GB DDR4Tylael3 Sep 9
Sep 8 Ryzen 5 1600 the king of gaming for WoW? **UPDATE** I tried my Asus x370 Pro board and it will NOT post with my Ryzen 5 chip. My ASrock B350 Pro4 cannot OC memory. I did however just do a video on overclocked R5-1600 vs I5-7600k (700MHz over base each) and ran AotS, Ghost Recon Wildlands, For Honor and Cinebench. I ran the games at 1080p/1440p. I'll be uploading tonight. I'll do some WoW raiding soon. So I will publish my results AS WELL as show the link to my channel, but this way if you don't want to give me views you don't have to! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4dU-TVzsxA Now this is just the first tests and everything was at stock including ram at 2133MHz. But look below for the surprising results! Below are the platforms I used: ... ... Below are my results: World of Warcraft Flight from Dalaran to Starsong, Max settings 8 view distance/clutter 4xMSAA 1440p R5-1600 65.19 54.68 59.94 (Average) I5-7600k 55.81 60.10 57.96 (Average) GTA V 1440p Max settings (Ran this once each, need to rerun to validate) R5-1600 76.38 84.89 99.59 110.61 123.35 98.96 (Average of the 5) I5-7600k 78.66 77.77 92.16 106.60 80.91 87.22 (Average of the 5) Ashes of the Singularity (CPU Test) Extreme Settings R5-1600 28.9 I5-7600k 27.2 For Honor Max settings 1440p R5-1600 88.32 I5-7600K 90.09 Time Spy Frame Rate CPU R5-1600 16.36 I5-7600k 12.99Snaeb22 Sep 8
Sep 8 Rise of the Tomb Raider for $12!! https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly That's 80% off it's retail price! That's a great deal! Best game to play too if you never heard of this game before. Plus in October you'll get more games out of this bundle when it fully unlocks! Humble Bundle is a legit website, they work with publishers and they get bundles of games at a super cheap price, then we buy them however we like (not for monthly that's set $12 a month).You0 Sep 8
Sep 8 Looking for WOW mouse replacement I have been using a wow mouse for several years now, I had the Cataclysm version that I loved but it eventually stopped working. I now have the Legendary edition, which I am not a very big fan of, but it has more than the standard number of buttons available in game. I use Healbot, and I like being able to simply put my spells on the buttons I want to use. I especially like having the small buttons on each side of the scroll wheel and the button below it as well. I currently use six buttons for healing via Healbot without having to put the spells on my actions bar or use macros. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with a different mouse (non-WoW mouse) that has 5-7 button that can be programmed in game using Healbot (preferably not the thumb buttons on the side). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Grolsch8 Sep 8
Sep 8 Upgrading to 1060 GTX 6GB Could my PC achieve a 10 in the graphics quality with an i5 4690K and a 1060 GTX 6GB with at least 60FPS? I have a 23" 1080P monitor, i5 4690K, 8GB of RAM (soon will upgrade to 16GB), and an R9 280. Currently it easily performs at a 7 with at least 60FPS. I always use Vsync.Murcielagos11 Sep 8
Sep 7 Games that doesn't take alot of times. Hello everyone. As a student myself, I am now busy with school, sports, job, economical and driving lessons and I can't simply keep up with the game anymore, I will return till I'm less busy, but WoW is too much of a time-consuming game for me currently and I'm looking for a fun game that isn't too much of a time-consumer. Any suggestions?Nothealed5 Sep 7