Games, Gaming and Hardware

Sep 5, 2013 What exactly is Steam? I read about it on the WoW forums quite a few times and went to the website myself, it looks like a cool site but I'm curious about why it seems to be so popular. For instance, there a quite a few games on Amazon that seem to come at a much cheaper price than on Steam. I guess I'm wondering what does steam offer and what are the benefits of using it? ThanksFootballfan46 Sep 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013 For those wanting to dive into FFXIV Out of respect to current WoW players, I opted to give a more personalized welcome. If you find yourself interested in trying XIV but have no other friends with you, or perhaps just a couple, create a character on Exodus server. Myself and a group of both real life and long term wow friends created a Free Company (guild) aimed at enjoying just about everything the game has to offer. Because nearly all of us have played wow for 8+ years, you will be surrounded by gamers who are in touch with multiple games. Not to mention, you will be free of 'lol wow player' ridicule found just about everywhere else in the gaming realm. Be warned that while we are all adults, our vocabulary is sometimes off the deep end. While we are friendly, we would advise younger eyes to look away. If you have any questions, feel free to post here or shoot me a tell in game- character's name is Zaries Jagermeister. If I dont respond right away, hang in there. I work from home and will return shortly. Thank you for reading!Oktavia0 Sep 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013 First-computer-build Conundrum So tonight I finished putting together my brand new computer. However, when I put in the power, nothing turned on. So I looked around online, and I saw one point in a checklist for such a problem is "Are all the standoffs installed?" I looked at my mobo and behold! A standoff was missing. Since everything was already all in, I figured I could careful just unscrew the other screws and lift the mobo while I put in the last standoff. And that's what I did. I first disconnected the power (or so I thought!), unscrewed the screws, lifted the motherboard.... AND IT TURNED ON! The fans all started spinning, the blue LED started shining, and it was a glorious sight. I was mortified though, and I quickly set the mobo down and turned off the power supply. After my confusion, I put in the last standoff and screwed everything back in. However, when I turned the power on again, nothing turned on. Any ideas? Possibly relevent info: Rosewill Challenger case Asrock 970 Extreme4 mobo GX 650 watt PS And the video card was NOT yet installed during any of this. TL;DR New computer doesnt work, turns on as Im lifting the mobo out of the case. When mobo is back in, nothing turns on.Aurune7 Sep 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013 Kinda built my own gaming rig, Didn't work... I'd really like to play WoW on ultra, I can't seem to really play it at max without lagging. I semi-built this computer hoping to play some pretty hardcore games on it. But I'm left disappointed. Any suggestions on upgrades? Also I have two hard drives should I put WoW on my main drive or does it not mater if its accessing it from the slave/secondary drive. [code------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 9/4/2013, 16:00:52 Machine name: Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: BIOSTAR Group System Model: TA970 BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/05/12 19:35:02 Ver: 04.06.04 Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor (8 CPUs), ~3.1GHz Memory: 4096MB RAM Available OS Memory: 3576MB RAM Page File: 3747MB used, 3403MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce GTX 550 Ti DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1244&SUBSYS_15563842&REV_A1 Display Memory: 2510 MB Dedicated Memory: 977 MB Shared Memory: 1532 MB Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz) Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor Monitor Model: HP 2310 Monitor Id: HWP288F Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz) Output Type: HDMI Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll Driver File Version: 9.18.0013.2049 (English) Driver Version: 9.18.13.2049 DDI Version: 10.1 Driver Model: WDDM 1.1 Driver Attributes: Final Retail Driver Date/Size: 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 12427240 bytes WHQL Logo'd: n/a WHQL Date Stamp: n/a Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-5104-11CF-F353-5B351CC2C435} Vendor ID: 0x10DE Device ID: 0x1244 SubSys ID: 0x15563842 Revision ID: 0x00A1 Driver Strong Name: oem4.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.1:Section020:9.18.13.2049:pci\ven_10de&dev_1244 Rank Of Driver: 00E02001 Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C Deinterlace Caps: {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: 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Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: 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Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= D3D9 Overlay: Supported DXVA-HD: Supported DDraw Status: Enabled D3D Status: Enabled AGP Status: Enabled ------------- Sound Devices ------------- Description: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio) Default Sound Playback: Yes Default Voice Playback: Yes Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0892&SUBSYS_15658228&REV_1003 Manufacturer ID: 1 Product ID: 100 Type: WDM Driver Name: RTKVHDA.sys Driver Version: 6.00.0001.6690 (English) Driver Attributes: Final Retail WHQL Logo'd: n/a Date and Size: 7/24/2012 05:47:38, 3268944 bytes Other Files: Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp. HW Accel Level: Basic Cap Flags: 0x0 Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0 Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0 HW Memory: 0 Voice Management: No EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No ------------------------ Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives ------------------------ Drive: C: Free Space: 455.4 GB Total Space: 476.8 GB File System: NTFS Model: ST500DM002-1BD142 ATA Device Drive: E: Free Space: 0.1 GB Total Space: 0.1 GB File System: NTFS Model: WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B2 ATA Device Drive: F: Free Space: 221.1 GB Total Space: 476.8 GB File System: NTFS Model: WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B2 ATA Device Drive: D: Model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50 ATA Device Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:11:26, 108544 bytes -------------- System Devices -------------- Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1602&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C2 Driver: n/a Name: PCI standard ISA bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_439D&SUBSYS_37011565&REV_40\3&267A616A&0&A3 Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:20:43, 13888 bytes Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4396&SUBSYS_37011565&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&92 Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:51:14, 41472 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:51:15, 284160 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:52:09, 258560 bytes Name: Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_1B21&DEV_1042&SUBSYS_63001565&REV_00\4&28B85F88&0&00A9 Driver: n/a Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1601&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C1 Driver: n/a Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_439C&SUBSYS_37011565&REV_40\3&267A616A&0&A1 Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:20:45, 12368 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pciidex.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:19:03, 42560 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:26:15, 21584 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ataport.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:26:15, 133200 bytes Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4390&SUBSYS_55031565&REV_40\3&267A616A&0&88 Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:20:45, 12368 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pciidex.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:19:03, 42560 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:26:15, 21584 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ataport.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:26:15, 133200 bytes Name: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_230E1565&REV_07\4&1F27578A&0&00AA Driver: n/a Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1600&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C0 Driver: n/a Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4399&SUBSYS_37011565&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&A5 Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbohci.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:51:14, 20480 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:51:15, 284160 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:52:09, 258560 bytes Name: ATI I/O Communications Processor SMBus Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4385&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_42\3&267A616A&0&A0 Driver: n/a Name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1244&SUBSYS_15563842&REV_A1\4&CEC7F62&0&0010 Driver: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Drs\dbInstaller.exe, 8.17.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 200992 bytes Driver: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Drs\nvdrsdb.bin, 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 1126568 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_disp.inf_x86_neutral_170bb6f347e73037\NvCplSetupEng.exe, 1.00.0001.0000 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 29037312 bytes Driver: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\coprocmanager\Nvd3d9wrap.dll, 8.17.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 289632 bytes Driver: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\coprocmanager\detoured.dll, 2/26/2013 00:22:32, 4096 bytes Driver: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\coprocmanager\nvdxgiwrap.dll, 8.17.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 193336 bytes Driver: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\license.txt, 2/26/2013 00:22:26, 21898 bytes Driver: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\OpenCL\OpenCL.dll, 1.00.0000.0000 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 53024 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, 9.18.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 9069344 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\NvFBC.dll, 6.14.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 465184 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\NvIFR.dll, 6.14.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 467232 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvapi.dll, 9.18.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 2597856 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvcompiler.dll, 8.17.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 17560352 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvcuda.dll, 8.17.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 7687592 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvcuvenc.dll, 8.17.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 2002720 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvcuvid.dll, 8.17.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 2777888 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvd3dum.dll, 9.18.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 12427240 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvinfo.pb, 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 16437 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvinit.dll, 9.18.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 214448 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvoglshim32.dll, 9.18.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 181488 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvoglv32.dll, 9.18.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 21102368 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvopencl.dll, 8.17.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 6324360 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvumdshim.dll, 9.18.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 925648 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvwgf2um.dll, 9.18.0013.2049 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 13411896 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvdispco3232049.dll, 2.00.0031.0004 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 1024288 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\nvdispgenco3232049.dll, 2.00.0017.0002 (English), 6/21/2013 08:02:43, 893728 bytes Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A16&SUBSYS_17091565&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&10 Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:20:45, 153680 bytes Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4397&SUBSYS_37011565&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&B0 Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbohci.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:51:14, 20480 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:51:15, 284160 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:52:09, 258560 bytes Name: ATI I/O Communications Processor PCI Bus Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4384&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_40\3&267A616A&0&A4 Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:20:45, 153680 bytes Name: High Definition Audio Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0BEE&SUBSYS_15563842&REV_A1\4&CEC7F62&0&0110 Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\hdaudbus.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:50:56, 108544 bytes Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A14&SUBSYS_17091565&REV_02\3&267A616A&0&00 Driver: n/a Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4397&SUBSYS_37011565&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&98 Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbohci.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:51:14, 20480 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:51:15, 284160 bytes Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:52:09, 258560 bytes Name: High Definition Audio Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4383&SUBSYS_82281565&REV_40\3&267A616A&0&A2 Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\hdaudbus.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 19:50:56, 108544 bytes Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1605&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C5 Driver: n/a Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_43A2&SUBSYS_00001002&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&AA Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), 7/13/2009 21:20:45, 153680 bytes Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host 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Allow half deinterlace Allow scaling Decode Power Usage: 100 Balanced Flags: 1424 Enabled: Force throttling Allow batching Force half deinterlace Force scaling Decode Power Usage: 50 PowerFlags: 1424 Enabled: Force throttling Allow batching Force half deinterlace Force scaling Decode Power Usage: 0 ][/code]Bower9 Sep 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013 4770k temperature questions Haven't overclocked it, just stock clock speeds. Using Hyper 212 Evo cooler. It idles around 29-32C. I ran a Prime95 torture test with 8 threads, and the hottest temperature recorded (according to Core Temp) was 62C. Do these temperatures seem normal for this processor? I'm mainly just wanting to make sure I installed the heatsink properly. It was a royal pain to install.Vralok15 Sep 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013 Wanting to try other mmorpgs I enjoy playing WoW, but for the price I'm paying every month I'm finding there to be a lot of bugs and glitches, there are often times I have to abandon a quest and restart it in order to finally complete it and move on. I try to deal with these annoyances the best and most patiently I can, but it does bug even me after a while. I don't expect such glitches from a game that's updated weekly and I pay for monthly. But my husband is even more frustrated than me, and he's thinking of cancelling his subscription to try something else. He said he'll continue playing this game if I really like it, but it's not as fun playing with him when he's frustrated by the many glitches and confusion that the game causes. So, I am looking to try another online multiplayer role playing game. Neither of us like player versus player, though my husband will do it from time to time. I hate PvPs. I hate it when in WoW I randomly get stuck in PvP for 5 minutes. I used to love playing Ultima Online, though I find looking back on it that the graphics are pretty horrible. I've also played Diablo, and I didn't mind that game, but I find I like a combination of dungeons and open world settings. It gets boring to go to the same looking dungeon again and again. My husband is also concerned that since the makers of WoW also make Diablo, it may be filled with a lot of glitches as well. I tried FF11 briefly, but I found it so confusing to a noob on start up, I was pretty lost. I've also heard that lately their servers are down. I've thought about Guild Wars, but a big part of the game is PvP. Age of Conan is another game I've heard some people say is good, but I've also heard it's very very combat heavy. I like professions and being able to take a break occasionally from fighting monsters to craft things, fish, cook, make jewlery, etc. I don't like being forced to have to do quests/dungeons with a certain number of people. I would like to solo it if I can, or be able to just have to partner up with one other person (ie, my husband). My husband finds the WoW map very hard to read and he and I are in agreement that it would be so much better if we could easily teleport to previously explored areas. Like in Skyrim. I like getting new abilities and seeing my character grow as they level. I like that little bit of excitement I get when I come across a rare armor or item from a seemingly mundane monster loot. So does anyone have any recommendations? - no/optional pvp - professions (ie, being able to take a break from monster killing) - good graphics - some level of customization would be nice, but not 100% necessarySchyler15 Sep 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013 Purchasing Laptops Tips? Alright, first thing first (hopefully found the right topic thread haha) But going back, is there any tips, or laptops some of y'all use to play WoW? I normally play wow on a Mac, yea you can hate on me. But the thing is after going to work all day long, I'd love nothing more to kick my feet up watch tv and play wow on a laptop. Only problem is, i don't know much about computers, and all the numbers and x's in front of video cards and what not, and companies. I keep reading that laptops and wow don't "mix" only thing I'm interested in, is will it be able to play and not lag passed "low" settings. I'm open to any info or links or what not, since i'm just going in circles and I don't want to get something that'll jus crash and burn on day 1.Wolfofshadow11 Sep 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013 Looking for a new MMORPG to play, Help! I'm still keeping my WoW account, but as of right now I'm a little burnt out on WoW, and am looking for a good MMORPG to get started on. So, any suggestions? Thanks in advance!Rashus15 Sep 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013 Trackball Gaming Mouse? I was wondering if one such exists, I have been using a Microsoft one for what seems like the past decade and it's still as good as new, and I don't know if I could ever go back to a regular one. The problem is it only has 2 programmable keys, and I'd prefer something with around 10.Dooster5 Sep 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013 Rank your Final Fantasy list Rank your favorite final fantasies on a list of 1-5. Also Rank the worst Final Fantasies in your opinion 1-3.Greinke18 Sep 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013 For wow and future MMO's which would you do? I7-4770 @ stock + 16GB ram + GTX 760 or I5-3570K @ 4.2GHz + 8GB ram + GTX 770. I didn't realize but looking at the charts here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGWyAyO9mc The GTX 770 really outshines the 760. But i feel she will hit the graphical barrier far before an I5 will be useless.Stephí3 Sep 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013 Scaling of parts. So... My question is this. What graphics cards are on the same power level as a new i7, and how much will both of these parts cost me to buy? Also, new motherboards that are around the same power level.Draghnia17 Sep 5, 2013
Sep 4, 2013 TESO Stress Test Friday Evening. I know it's not the full beta, but even getting a glimpse firsthand of the game is still pretty exciting. It's for a few hours, but that's enough time to play with some things. I have high hopes for TESO. If it doesn't turn out well, meh... just another game that could have been great. If it does, awesome! Still, a chance to experience it firsthand, for even a few hours, is pretty awesome.Sintestra2 Sep 4, 2013
Sep 4, 2013 $145.00 for good card + 2 free games http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004Sinthunder3 Sep 4, 2013
Sep 4, 2013 nvm edit: found what I needed... /deletePeppercorn0 Sep 4, 2013
Sep 4, 2013 Improve my rig? I have a decent gaming computer and I'm just wondering if I were looking to upgrade to get more power/performance which part should I upgrade? Processor? Graphics card? The specs are below. My budget is about $250. processor: fx6100 bulldozer graphics card: gtx 660 ti 2gb power supply: 700 watt corsair ram: 16 gigsCritmanus6 Sep 4, 2013
Sep 4, 2013 Audio issues! Help! Hey! Just recently, infact maybe an hour or two ago. I ran into an audio issue, while playing. All sound from my computer stopped, after some fiddling I finally got sound back but there is quite a bit of 'static' not crackling just soft static; that remains there even when I mute my sound. I went into the audio controls (Via Adeck, can name motherboard if that helps.) I've tried uninstalling my drivers, and reinstalling them. But after I reinstall the noise is still there, perhaps I need to update. But I'm having trouble trying to find out which drivers I need. Also, It will no longer pick up sound from my microphone. I'm hoping it's a software issue over hardware. Can anyone help me?Lore1 Sep 4, 2013
Sep 4, 2013 Most addictive game? http://orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclicker/ ^ Do not play that game, it is too addictive... Edit: If link doesn't work which it seems to be not working for people, you can just google cookieclicker and should be the second link.Seyi6 Sep 4, 2013
Sep 4, 2013 FFXIV conpiracy thread Conspiracy thread! This is all in good fun because I am bored. Just throwing it out there. FFXIV has had (and is continue to having) a terrible launch. I have been able to log in only after having to spam the login screen hundreds of times to sneak in. Everybody is complaining how it is a terrible error on Square's behalf, but it got me thinking, is it? Backstory: Lets take a look at the financials of the matter. Square is recovering from a massive flop. 1.0 was terrible and they lost money. A lot. They then had to sink in more capital and redesign the game, which took years. Now comes to official release, and Square knows one of 2 things. Either the game will flop due to the bad press of 1.0, or the game will succeed. Simple right? Financially, if the game flops, it would be unwise to invest additional millions into hardware and infrastructure thus putting the company further into the red. On top of that, games suffer due to dwindling server populations and the dreaded server merges that make people weary about sticking around or coming on board. So what do we do? We intentionally underestimate the amount of players and not invest in infrastructure that we actually MIGHT need prior to release. Why? Because we can add them later...if we NEED to. First step. First step is absolving yourself of any wrong doing (legal) by just making yourself look unprepared, stupid and generally clueless. Selling product while KNOWING you wont have the capacity to deliver it, could be considered fraud. Here is the steps that Square is using to cover up any potential issues pertaining to fraud. Open up registration only days before the release. Why? so they can claim unpreparedness. If they opened it up earlier when they would have time to tabulate their numbers, realize there is too many players. If they continued to sell their product knowing they cannot offer their service, that is fraud. This way, they can continue to sell copies unhindered all the way up to release because all those people that purchased cannot register until 2-3 days prior to launch, catching them "unprepared". But they must know how many online sales they made right? and use that number as a basis to how many servers they need right? Which leads me into this next point. Use a third party company to broker online sales. Business wise, it makes no sense. You want money to change hands as little as possible because each time it does, a little big more is taken off the top. You are a multi-national billion dollar corporation, why are you using a third party company and not doing it yourself? Culpability. You can claim communication issues and discrepancies when tabulating your online sales because YOU aren't selling the product, somebody else is. So we have too many people playing the game, what do we do? Stopping online sales after release. Was it to stop people from playing? To be responsible? no. You think a company will just stop selling product? They will if it is fraud. By continuing to sell more product, knowing they can't provide the service is could have legal consequences. So now that square has their basis covered, lets take a look at how a bad launch will effect the games success. Not much IMO. WoW's launch anybody? Square gambled and won. The sheer number of preorders has obviously surpassed their expectation (the standard they set with how many servers they have). No refunds. You paid. Now lets assume for a second that some people will actually count that 30 bucks as lost, never subscribe and never play FFIV ever again. 1%? 2%? My guess is 0%. Plus, the game is still selling in stores, and those sales are over and above their estimate at launch. We are in the green baby and we didn't have to gamble millions on additional servers. People are pissed, but they aren't too mad at Square because Square has an excuse, they weren't prepared. So the backlash will not be too heavy. They basically said we will accommodate this amount of people to make it profitable, and anybody else is gravy. We wont invest in additional infrastructure unless we have to after launch, and people will wait. All the issues that arise will be because we were unprepared and we were unprepared because we didn't know how many people purchase the game and by the time we did, it was too late.Bannidles8 Sep 4, 2013
Sep 4, 2013 I wish WoW had dual screen functionality. How hard would it be for WoW to have an option for using a second monitor? I would LOVE to be able to keep chat windows, all my open bags, guild info, open spellbook, pet and mount details, maps, and everything on one screen, and just the normal game play on the other, without the clutter of everything else. I'm going to assume this has already been proposed to WoW, but couldn't find any related threads. Do others share my love for this concept?Aviendhaa5 Sep 4, 2013
Sep 4, 2013 Meow ROBOT UNICORN ATTACK....so addictedPunts10 Sep 4, 2013
Sep 4, 2013 upgrading http://www.bestbuy.com/site/CyberPowerPC+-+Gamer+Xtreme+Desktop+-+8GB+Memory+-+2TB+Hard+Drive/9244118.p?id=1219007770672&skuId=9244118#tab=overview think this is worth $1200?Ðèrp0 Sep 4, 2013
Sep 3, 2013 Hearthstone I wanna play this game sooooooooooo bad but it's in closed beta. Getting a beta key is near impossible if you don't wanna pay for it. :(Figs0 Sep 3, 2013
Sep 3, 2013 PS4 or Xbox One? PS4 or Xbox One? Or are you just sticking with PC? Which one are you going to get? As for me I don't know yet, I just went to Orlando for a week for my birthday and spent a LOT of money so it's going to be a while before I'm going to be able to afford a new toy, but I still have a brand new gaming PC and I have an Ouya coming in the mail so I think I'm good on consoles for a while lol! Oh and I have an old PS3 and the graphics are starting to look pretty bad on it.Phot119 Sep 3, 2013
Sep 3, 2013 What do you do with your dual monitor setup? Or more, for that matter? I just got a dual monitor setup and I've been trying to figure out how to watch subbed anime and tank at the same time. It's been quite the hastle. However, I did accidentally download a dubbed anime and didn't feel like redownloading subbed, so I marathoned that without even having to try and just played WoW and watched at the same time. But it's hard to read subs and play. Anyone else do this? What do you guys do?Wildsalsa53 Sep 3, 2013
Sep 3, 2013 Wartune is worthless I gave this game a try after seeing it repeatedly advertised on Facebook. It is enough to say that it does not compare at all with World of Warcraft; the graphics are impressive, but the gameplay is total crap. It looks like a cheap cross between the Civilization games and WoW, even ripping off WoW's Tauren race to depict as enemies to fight. Worst of all, I could not save a game, so when I would stop playing and close my web browser, I'd have to start all over again with a new character later. And it is always EXACTLY the same each time!Bichorak0 Sep 3, 2013
Sep 3, 2013 HWMonitor, accurate readings from GPU? I just installed HW monitor on my PC and all my numbers are good except my GPU. I just dusted my PC out yesterday and its saying my GPU is running at 75 degrees C at Idle. I haven't gotten a chance to test it while gaming yet but I have a raid tonight so we'll see what happens. Also what numbers should I be seeing from the CPU and anything else? I'm new to this world.Kusauros9 Sep 3, 2013
Sep 3, 2013 WildStar's business model announced They're gonna try to charge $60 per box with a $15/month sub or grinding out in-game credits to justify your sub in-game, EVE Online style. http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/632/feature/7690/WildStar-Revenue-Model-Revealed.html Any bets on when they will inevitably drop this fantasy and go F2P like pretty much every western MMO ever made since 2005?Tetsujìn18 Sep 3, 2013
Sep 2, 2013 Day and the Life of a techie... So the single core laptop I was working on, I called the lady on Sunday telling her I can come over as soon as Monday to bring it to her. Little did I know she lives 25 miles from me and mind you I am charging her $50+$10 for the memory upgrade (2x512mb DDR1 laptop memory). So I arrive at 10:30am, and she asks me if I can setup her wireless and I did without like any issue. Then I go to setup her printer and it won't work. Printer is from 2005 and the XP drivers (Laptop has 7 now) just won't work. Then the printer breaks all together. So she asks me if I can go out and get her one and some ink. She hands me $140 dollars and the new Cannon printer costed 80 and ink costed 50 and 10 for tax so I broke even. So I install it, set it up, setup the fax (never done one before), then she hands me 4 disks to install programs for her. Then I show her how to use excel/word over Word Perfect. I then find her old favorite files and import them over because they were saved under windows.old (XP). I setup Norton as she requested, showed her about a dozen random things she asked me how to do. Mind you the main goal of this was file recovery which I did (best buy didn't know windows.old is the previous OS files). So I spent a good 5 hours over her house today. She asks me what she owed me and I said $50+10 and she looks at me and says 50? I said is that what I quoted you and she said no I thought it was $40, so I said okay $40+10. At this point I'm like okay well I learned a lesson. She hands me $120 dollars and I'm like I cannot accept this. She said well you drove 80 miles and setup everything for me. I paid Best Buy 200 and they couldn't do a thing for me. So I told her okay here is what I'll do. Next time you need something call me and I'll come over free of charge for you as my thanks for this and she said that's perfectly fine. She was a really nice lady, 63 years old and very active. Her husband went downhill in July from being okay to late stages Parkinson's and Alzheimer's in 4 weeks (He had Parkinson's but it was fine then exploded outta no where). I enjoyed her company a lot and she was a really nice person to me. My dad reminded me that I need to be careful because even though this is what I like to do, our time and effort cannot be short changed. Between gas and tolls I woulda made about 10 dollars had I taken 50 bucks for the work. It's one thing if a customer brings me the PC because like I can kinda just click next and walk away. But the time it takes to do all those requests cannot go for free or else I am wasting my time. I kinda agree, I am going to try and avoid in home stuff unless it's a little bit more local. But in the end I had fun and she made it worth my time, it took 6 1/2 hours total from when I left to when I got back. Oh btw Norton made it crawl (2.0GHz AMD 3200+ laptop with 1GB of ram). So I uninstalled itStephí2 Sep 2, 2013
Sep 2, 2013 Warcraft II Is it possible to purchase a Warcraft II that is compatible with today's operating systems?Aaronjay18 Sep 2, 2013
Sep 2, 2013 anyone knows whats the last song is? sry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5SNPPMzlG8&feature=c4-overview&list=UU6idiEhlPEreqzCWfQ_GiLwSpædy0 Sep 2, 2013
Sep 2, 2013 MADDEN 25 who wants to get they !@# kicked? ps3Mythiais2 Sep 2, 2013
Sep 2, 2013 works now ...Alsam0 Sep 2, 2013
Sep 2, 2013 Using multiple old computers to make a new 1? Hello, I was given an old windows XP computer the other day for free, and I also have two other computers in my closet that I don't ever use. I was thinking, would it be possible to take out certain parts and create a new one? Or take out parts from all of them and soup up the one I am using now? I have an old dell desktop with windows XP, and old HP, with windows XP, the current desktop with Windows 7 which is a compaq, and I also have a laptop that is dell, and is duel core, but it has a hard drive problem I think, or something that won't let it turn on. My idea: Is to take the best of all the computers, such as the memory from one, the hard drive from another, ETC...combine the best parts in order to create one more efficient computer. Would this be possible? My knowledge of computers is limited when it comes to messing with them. The only thing I have eve done was replace the power supply in my newest one, but it really was not that hard as I simply followed the instructions. I can do anything if I have instructions to follow.Thickhammer6 Sep 2, 2013
Sep 2, 2013 HAF 935+915 design http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbH6QJo_P4Y&feature=youtu.be&a Really interesting design, fully modular cases that can stack to make some very interesting designs!!Stephí4 Sep 2, 2013
Sep 1, 2013 Good mechanical gaming keyboards? Anyone have any suggestions for a decent mechanical gaming keyboard? I currently use a Razer blackwidow...I like it a lot, but I've only had it for a few months now and I'm having all kinds of issues with it like key chattering. I did some research on it, and I guess blackwidow keyboards are notorious for acting up and having issues. I looked at steeleseries, but none of their mechanical keyboards have led backlighting. I often game in low-dimmed environments so I would prefer a keyboard with backlighting.Saaruceyad3 Sep 1, 2013
Sep 1, 2013 FFXIV or how to ruin your business from day 1 I feel like FFXIV is the biggest joke at the moment. They basically ruined the game impression and pissed off many people who bought the game from the release date. They couldn't create enough servers to accomodate all the players who bought their game so now they are restricting logins and game registrations. Good luck registering/getting to play until next week or so. I just wonder how many people will stay after their 1 month of free play runs out. I feel like they should have foreseen the massive influx of nerds. Tsk tskIniq29 Sep 1, 2013
Sep 1, 2013 AMD APU computer build questions. I am starting to build an APU based computer and had a question about RAM. How drastically does the RAM frequency matter for performance with an APU? Also how many GB of RAM is actually needed? Right now I was going to buy 2 x 8 GB of 1600 RAM. Thanks for any input. Another question I had was if this APU and graphics card are compatible for crossfire. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113331 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202002 Thanks again, ZZantrik3 Sep 1, 2013
Sep 1, 2013 Intel Gaming Give Away Done through the LTT Forums, see rules for details: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/48853-intel-pax-prime-maingear-system-giveaway/Stephí1 Sep 1, 2013
Sep 1, 2013 How would this computer run wow I know nothing about computers and am looking to upgrade from my laptop. I found a used desktop online and here are the specs Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450 Seagate Pipeline HD ST1000VM002 1TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply EVGA 02G-P4-2660-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ASRock B75M R2.0 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo Drive Model UH12NS29 - OEM Windows 7 64-bit Is that any good? Handle wow in high settings?Folt38 Sep 1, 2013
Sep 1, 2013 Good Emulators So I decided to relive my childhood and downloaded a SNES and 64 emulator. After doing so my room mate got into it as well and I was wondering if there is any emulator out there that will let us connect together and play on our own PCs over our LAN? I doubt there is but it's worth looking into.Estacochino4 Sep 1, 2013
Sep 1, 2013 Razer Blade 14in Hello everyone, I haven't played WoW in about a year and haven't had a PC in about 3 years. I just bought a Razer Blade 14in and am planning to get back into WoW once I get it. I was wondering what I would expect as for what settings I should be able to play at and what my FP should be. Specs: Haswell i7 Quad core 2.2Ghz Nvidia GTX 765M 2GB 8GB DDR3 1600 256GB SSD 1600x900 14in LCD I also have an external display that is 1920x1200 What should I expect my FPS to be when I use that as well? Thanks.Emberie2 Sep 1, 2013
Sep 1, 2013 Which MMORPG Hey guys so I have three mmo s right now, but I can't decide which is more worth my time to play. I mostly solo, PvP, and some other stuff with guildys. The three games are WoW (of course), GW2, and FFXIV. If you could list some general pros vs cons on them. Also I would really like to hear your opinions on each game also. I will be playing eso and wildstar next spring just need something to tide me over. ThanksSouldyne7 Sep 1, 2013
Sep 1, 2013 Should I make this purchase? Hello, everyone! I am looking into buying a new computer, and I am not so sure what to think when it comes to them, so I am glad I have you. Here are the current specs of my computer: Op System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit (6.1, Build 7601) Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 240 Processor (2 CPUs). ~2.8GHz Memory: 3072MB RAM Hard Drive: Unknown DirectX Version: DirectX 11 Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (Let me know if you need more...) The system I want to get is called the 'Alienware X51 Gaming Desktop' for $699 The system specs are: Op System: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English *OR* Windows 8, 64Bit, English Processor: Intel Core i3-3220 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30Ghz) Memory: 6GB (1 x 2GB, 1 x 4GB) DDR3 at 1600MHz Hard Drive:1 TB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB Cache DirectX Version: DirectX 11 Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645 Would the Alienware X51 Gaming Desktop be worth my while, or would I be wasting my money based off of how my computer specs as of right now? (Side note: I get roughly 11FPS on Wyrmrest Accord in a non-busy area, and can go down to about 4fps when in a busy place.... I THOUGHT THIS WAS GOOD.)Thedøctor20 Sep 1, 2013
Sep 1, 2013 Have a Dell Dimension 4600 Tower? Buildable? I have this PC I managed to take apart from a friend of mine. It's a Dell Dimension 4600. I have another Tower on my wishlist on Newegg that can fit ASUS motherboards. Do I just trash this PC tower or can I build something with it? I doubt I'll get anything off of Ebay for the parts that were in it?Dragontalon3 Sep 1, 2013
Sep 1, 2013 Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 question Is anyone familiar with this case? I just did a computer overhaul today, using that case now. I'm really impressed with it...but I don't understand how the power and hard drive LED's (the ones that connect to the motherboard) are supposed to work. The LED around the power button just constantly flashes on and off slowly. I don't see a hard drive LED anywhere. Am I missing something or do I have it hooked up wrong?Vralok1 Sep 1, 2013
Sep 1, 2013 First time builder So I'm in the market for a very high end gaming pc. After doing some research I've decided to jump into the deep waters of putting the thing together myself. Figured i can save some money as well as gain the knowledge to make any future upgrades myself. I have no experience as far as putting my own rig together. The most that I've done is replace a memory stick that went bad. I am looking for some user friendly videos and resources to help a first time builder. I also would like some feedback on the rig I'm throwing together. I wanted something that can run max settings on graphic intensive games while recording without a hiccup for the next 3 years. Any tips or suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wvtXSoürdiesel68 Sep 1, 2013
Sep 1, 2013 Just Gonna Leave This Here... http://www.rockman-corner.com/2013/08/keiji-inafune-reveals-might-no-9.html The gauntlet's been thrown down. This is gonna get interesting if this actually goes through and Capcom is actually forced to act or lose even more face than they already have. What do you guys think?Yinian0 Sep 1, 2013
Sep 1, 2013 The "Fifth Wall" concept.. Some of you should be aware of the fictional "Fourth Wall" concept, mainly familiar to gamers. If you don't know what the Fourth Wall is in gaming. Anyway, the Fourth Wall is the fact that in any work of fiction is that the characters are unaware of the fact that they're fictional characters in a work, the audience observing them, and whatever medium conventions occur in between the two. Breaking the fourth wall is when a character acknowledges their fictionality, by either indirectly or directly addressing the audience. Alternatively, they may interact with their creator (the author of the book, the director of the movie, the artist of the comic book, etc.). This is more akin to breaking one of the walls of the set, but the existence of a director implies the existence of an audience, so it's still indirectly Breaking The Fourth Wall. This trope is usually used for comedic purposes. But enough of that explaining. I'm here to discuss of what I'd like to call "Breaking The Fifth Wall". What is this concept, you ask? Well, After reading up on this, I came up with something that has to deal with not only the video game character's acknowledgement to the gamer/audience. But the way I want to think of this "fifth wall" is the screen in which you play on/ the fifth "wall". Some gaming creepy pastas can depict on the video game character walking up to the TV screen self-concisely and pressing his hands up to the screen, attempting to break the screen, or even breaking through. Breaking the screen is what I consider to be breaking "The Fifth Wall" is what I have come up with to describe this theory. Though this is a fictional theory. I thought it would be a good way to describe a situation in a story if someone was writing a gaming creepy pasta or anything supernatural that has to deal with video games in the sort. I hope you found this theory interesting and discuss this in the replies below. Thank you.Gleegs4 Sep 1, 2013
Aug 31, 2013 Razer Nostromo not saving new keybindings? I recently updated my Razer synapse as recommended, and now whenever I try to bind new keys to the Nostromo, it won't save the next day. All of my old keybindings are there, as well as my razer naga's (which is working just fine). Is there a reason for this? I also have the software and keybindings on my laptop, which is the first computer I had the drivers installed on, is it because I haven't binded them on my laptop? Please help!Misttea1 Aug 31, 2013