Games, Gaming and Hardware

May 15, 2013 Curse addon problem help! I recently just got a new tower, it has windows 8, and these app which I use for interent off bing. Well when I try bing or goggle both will not bring up curse addons site. Says there a connection issue? I tried fixing the problem and now luck, please help!!Dreko0 May 15, 2013
May 15, 2013 Sometimes my ps3 loses sound. Like I load it up no load up nlise, get on netflix no sound. Exit netflix pop in a game disc no sound, pop in Killzone three or War for cybertron sound comes back. The sound works until I turn off the system for over four hours. Any idea why?Crappytank9 May 15, 2013
May 14, 2013 How is this build? That is what i picked, but i have a few questions. Am i missing anything? Is everything compatible? Any suggestions for changing any parts? At what settings should i be able to play WoW at and what should i expect to see my FPS at? This will be my first time building a computer, so im sorta confused by a lot of this. Also, my budget is ~$1,400.00. Thanks in advance!Uroxxig4 May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013 SWTOR And WoW. So I decided to take a gander over to the SWToR forums and I found a thread debating about SWToR and WoW, comparing which is better. OP in the thread claimed SWToR is better than WoW listed his reason as why and such but one of them got to me with all the complaints about how much questing XP it takes to get from 85-90 this struck me as funny. ... Now, I have never played SWToR nor do I have any interest in it but what I hear over there is the only quest line change is the fact of your class. Every thing else is the same, you have no choice to move to a different zone if you want to. I just do not see how this guy gets his reasoning. Something else struck me as funny too, and I am just waiting for it to crop up on our forums. SWToR is going F2P very soon, with that being said I saw this post: ... Can some one enlighten me as to when WoW claimed SWToR took subs from us?Mistweavers66 May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013 will this computer run WoW smoothly? it would be on low settings, and if so how much fps would it be giving me? the computer i have right now has a worse video card and processor and it was giving me, max with all addons disabled, 4fps in 25man MV. Thanks and much appreciated. Home > Computers > Desktops > HP Pavilion P2-1122 HP Pavilion P2-1122 HP Pavilion P2-1122 SKU: A20 [Pin It] HP My Location: Rufe Snow Store | Change Location Features Includes 22” Viewsonic Monitor AMD E1-1200 Accelerated Processor(2c) Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit(1) Get powerful 64-bit performance with 4GB DDR3 system memory(3) 500GB hard drive(4) stores up to 106,000 songs or 84,000 photos(5a)(5c) SuperMulti DVD burner(6c) AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics(16)Defianced9 May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013 How is this Pre-built Rig? My budget for a computer went up so how does this pre-built rig look? I want to be able to play games like Skyrim and TERA Rising on highish settings while maintaining at least 40 fps+. Thanks for any and all feedback.Clèaváge10 May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013 WoW TCG Group, Western NC Hello! I just wanted to see if there were any WoW TCG players out there looking for a place to play in Western North Carolina. I've been playing the MMO since 2007, and now the TCG for about a year. I started running organized tournaments for Hillside Games in Asheville, NC in January. If anyone is looking for a group to play with, we hold weekly Battleground tournaments every Monday from 6 to 9 PM. We've got a good group of 4-8 players each week, and I'm hoping to make it bigger!Elionene0 May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013 Video Card question Will the NVIDIA GTX690 run WoW on Ultra Settings ?Fredolder12 May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013 Another thing proving we are not doing too... Rift is going F2P. That was the last conventionnal MMO with a sub. WoW crushed all of them. Angedechu22 May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013 Help with headset I have a friend who is a left hander who would like a headset with a mic that can be placed on the right side of the head instead of left. I'm sure there are others of you out there who has this same dilemma and i was hoping somebody could help by recommending a headset.Arathir2 May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013 Have a PC Question??? Head over to the linus tech tips forum found here: If you cannot get your answers from here first. From what I've seen 99.9% of the people are very friendly and will help anyone. As linus himself says, don't be afraid because you feel like it's a stupid question. If someone is rude report them and they will be punished quickly. But often times people will send you links to very good write ups on the forums and FAQ's that may answer ur question. Very friendly environment.Stephí1 May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013 Advice on a gaming rig for 25man raids! Hi, I am currently playing on a decent laptop which I do most of my work on and play WoW pretty much as my only game. I get decent fps on medium settings. My issue is I have gotten back into 25man raiding and notice my computer and frame rate slowing down. I raid heroic 25man content and we are in ToT and I want to improve my game play, currently during lust or the start of a pull my fps drops to 5. So what I need is advice on the bare minimum to run WoW in a 25man raid setting with no issues preferably on good settings or ultra. Keep in mind I am running Skada, JSBH, DBM and a couple small addons, none of which are affecting the performance. So my question what is the minimum I need to run Good settings and get 25-40fps consistent during raids including the pull and lust phases. CPU? Video Card? Ram? Been looking around and found this. I want to keep it under $700 before taxes and shipping and do not want to build it myself. Found this what do you think? iBUYPOWER Gamer Power NE799D3 Desktop PC Intel Core i5 3570(3.40GHz) 8GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Also will this stream decently on good settings? Mainly looking for good fps in a 25man raid environment. Thanks for any help. P.S. I am alright on the techie side of things, its just I have been so out of the loop of hardware I am not sure were we are at in terms of technology and price.Zladko1 May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013 I should play the lottery So I decided to finally download and run prime95. I am running for heat and such but I also tried blend. My I7-2600K with a hyper 212 on push configuration @ 4.5GHz auto voltage on a 4 pin power connecto gigabyte Z68, after 15 minutes it's at 70*C. Is this normal or did I win the silicon lottery??? I think that temp is quite low.Stephí2 May 14, 2013
May 13, 2013 Your 3Dmark 2013 results Heres mine what is yours? My I5 2500K was over clocked to 5.0Ghz room temp 76F. Average temps while testing 145-150F and idle temps was 110-120 Over clocks was done on the following system. Motherboard: P67 Sabertooth 1155 Processor: I5 2500k @ 5.0Ghz (Over clocked) CPU cooler: Cooler master Seidon 240M liquid cooling Memory: G-skill 1866 Sniper 4x4GB (16GB total) GPU: Asus 570 DCII 732Mhz (Stock clocks) Case: Cooler master Cosmos II with 10 120MM fans all high performance fans HDD1: G-skill 120GB Sustained Sequential Readup to 285MB/sSustained Sequential Writeup to 275MB/s HDD2 Western Digital Cavalier black 500GB 7200rpm PSU: Corsair TX650M Gold OS: Win7 ultimateSeventhwinds25 May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013 MyPS3 Sign in got changed Without my knowledge. Someone must have hacked me. Yet I am on the line wit the sony rep and they are saying it's my fault.Crappytank4 May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013 Speedtest and pingtest 504 error? Getting 504 - Gateway Timeout on and any one else having the same issue?Seventhwinds0 May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013 Would this look right? Brown motherboard with black slots. Corsair plat dom ram, green LED's GTX 780 with green individually sleeved cables and an AX850 PSU? Not sure how badly the green/brown/silver/black will clash.Stephí6 May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013 Wow this Phenom II X3 B75 has some power Currently running ultra @ 1920x1080 at 3-5fps. That's because I am using an HD 3450 256mb DDR2, but the CPU is sitting at 10-15% useage, which tells me this thing may be able to handle ultra pretty damn well. I am gonna toss an HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 and offload it, should get 300 for it because it comes with a COA and such.Stephí0 May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013 HP 240W PSU +HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 So a slim HP PC, with a Triple core 3.0Ghz Phenom, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HD, DVD burner, windows 7 COA and restore disk for 100 bucks. Pretty good deal if you ask me. I wanna toss in a GPU but it has to be low profile. Looking at the PSU it reads: 12.1V CPU: 12A 12.1V Main: 14A If it has 14Amps on the PCI-E lane I could easily power an HD 6670 as it pulls about 6-8 under load. But just wanna make sure I am reading it right, as the total system draw will be around 160W with that card.Stephí0 May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013 Finally Settled on my summer project I am going to reuse my HAF 932, my samsung 840 Pro, and I am adding 8GB more of Ram. other than LGA 1150 compatibility, any other issues? My plan is to go as follows: res/pump>240MM rad>CPU>120MM rad>GPU1>GPU2>bottom rad>repeatStephí5 May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013 LF advice on computer Computer is for my son, trying to keep it around 500 ish before monitor but willing to go a bit over if performance warrants cost. He will be using for work and games. So far I have found: Vs. Also I could use a good recommendation on monitor and a wireless internet solution as the computer will be away from the land line (already own a decent wireless router) Thanks a ton in advance <3Runestar6 May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013 Need some help with friends PC okay so my friend is using a Dell inspiron 580 and we are getting 6 beeps followed by an orange light. I figure it Is the bios battery but where is it on this PC? the owner lives in NY so it is not like I can do the work for her and if you know of a site with pictures this would be most helpful. Looks like we figured it out on where the Cmos battery was, It was the cmos battery we removed it booted up fine. going to have her order the batterySeventhwinds0 May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013 Building a college desktop. I have $1500 to spend, and I'm going to be getting into astrophysics, but I don't really know if it'll require anything. If not it'll just be a gaming computer, which I can handle on my own. But if I do need anything in particular I'd love the help.Röthtwo20 May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013 Will this Laptop run MoP on Ultra? Hi, I'm in a debate on whether or not this laptop will be able to run WoW MoP on Ultra settings and with at least 60 fps. I'm not a big computer junkie, so some good honest advice would make me feel much more secure in this purchase, thank you :) 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0) edit OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit edit MEMORY 8GB (2 X 4GB) Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz edit HARD DRIVE 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s edit VIDEO CARD 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 7970M edit LCD PANEL 17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 60Hz WLED edit WIRELESS CARD Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 With Bluetooth 4.0 edit INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW) edit -Ghostraider, Kel'thuzudGhostrâider1 May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013 GTX 660 TI and HD 7950 AMAZING DEALS!!! GTX 660 TI 205 after MIR and Promo: HD 7950 250 after MIR and Promo:í3 May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013 Looking Forward To Metro Last Light? As a fan on 2033, I am super excited for this new one coming out in a few days. If you're looking forward to this game let us know and tell us why. I personally loved the atmosphere of the first game to such a degree that it rendered all of the little glitches and bugs I experienced obsolete. The claustrophobia of moving through the metro system, the damp and dark stations where mankind lives, the constant threat of renegade human factions and mutants, the currency system. I love it. The thing I'm looking forward to most in Last Light is the world itself. I can't wait to see what has changed.Smellysmoot0 May 13, 2013
May 12, 2013 Happy mothers day! Happy Mothers Day Blizzard and the wow community!Seventhwinds1 May 12, 2013
May 12, 2013 Naga Gaming Mouse Hey guys just got a naga yesterday and I've noticed that on my rogue when I stealth it comes up with 2 ambush spells and when I move it on bar 1 to another button it moves to the corresponding one on bar 7? :/ Could someone shed some light on thisDawnshield1 May 12, 2013
May 12, 2013 Dice will be making a new Star Wars game I'll just leave this here May 12, 2013
May 12, 2013 Any decent desktops for 500 or less? My boyfriend and I are looking into getting him an inexpensive computer so we can play wow together. We're on a limited budget though so looking for something 500 dollars or less. He doesn't mind if everything has to be on the lowest settings but we would like to be able to raid together. He would prefer something in the 300-400 dollar range but are willing to go as high as 500, if we go that high though it needs to include monitor. Unfortunately neither of us are familiar with building our own computer so we are only looking for something already assembled.Purrfect6 May 12, 2013
May 12, 2013 Overclocking question. Right now im just running this crappy Wally world pc: Was thinking about overclocking it with the built in AMD Vision Engine Control Center just to squeeze more out of it. Would that be a bad idea with heat and whatnot?Brodric6 May 12, 2013
May 12, 2013 My Take on why SWTOR failed. The game was made to cater to elite and casual. However they also wanted to do what wow did in vanilla which was a no no. They kept tight control of their game and at poor players behest took our DPS meters and won't let people create addons for them. Because of that no community form around the game to support the game and that in turn lead to disinterested players. I.E No heal meters, no DPS meters for the players themselves to judge and pass judgement on everyone else. Everyone like to think they are the she/he/it, and when you don;t let people feel like they are the she/he/it and instead say "this is my she/he/it?" Well the players would tell you "Well fine keep it, we're leaving this she/he/it."Crappytank36 May 12, 2013
May 12, 2013 WildStar looks fantastic this is one to watch I just heard about WildStar on Zybaks channel and it really look fantastic. I will be following this one now. It looks like it has all the good aspects of World of Warcraft and a more exciting version of them too, in addition to many fine aspects from other MMOs. Official site: Dev Speak video on movement: It also appears to be mixing futuristic tech and magic, very cool combo that hasn't been successfully done in the MMO space imho. One of the available race choices is a big mean looking robot, totally cool! High hopes for this one.Thessik12 May 12, 2013
May 12, 2013 Bought 70$ worth of TCG packs 11 packs for me. Opened them all. No loot cards, and UDE cards are useless now. This ever happen to any of you guys so I don't feel as bad?Kynthris11 May 12, 2013
May 12, 2013 Would this build be good for WoW? This is the build: I'm finally upgrading my laptop (11 fps on the Isle of Thunder and 6 fps in ToT is not cool), and I would like to know if this build would work for running WoW on ultra setting with reasonable fps. I added the accessories, but I'll probably buy them somewhere local. Please let me know if something doesn't look right. Thanks. :)Syrelithia2 May 12, 2013
May 11, 2013 Time for a new rig! Or should I wait? Hey guys, thinking of buying a new gaming rig. I am currently running an asus HG73JW laptop. I have no desktop but I think it may be time to switch to a desktop. Current specs on laptop. Processor: i7 Video: Nvidia GTX 460M (1.5G) RAM: 8GB HDD: 1 TB No SSD This is what I am thinking of buying. I am also thinking of upgrading it as soon as I get it. Perhaps to 32GB RAM. Do any of you know how good that video card is? Is it up to todays standards? Is it the best bang for the buck? PS. I have been told to wait. Apparently there is some newer intel tech that is supposed to be hitting the market soon. (few months). Should I wait to see how his fits into the gaming world? Also. The decision came to me as I a tired of limiting myself to a 17.5 on the laptop and the straw that broke the camels back was my computer apparently no being able to run ELVui. Any feedback/help would be appreciated.Antipathy5 May 11, 2013
May 11, 2013 Good Sub-$100 Case Hello, shortly upgrading everything except my harddrive, GPU and PSU and curious about a good case that's under $100 CAD. I don't know all that much about cases, probably my weakest area in computer components. My biggest priorities are dust filters (have 2 cats... lots of dust in the house) and decent cable management. I don't plan to do any insane overclocking, and don't think I'll ever be getting a water cooler and will probably get a Hyper 212 EVO at most - so it doesn't need to be massively spacious or have top notch airflow. USB 3.0 isn't a huge deal + preferably a mid-tower case. The 2 I've been looking at are: ($99 from a dif Canadian website) May 11, 2013
May 11, 2013 Will this Laptop run MoP on Ultra? Hi, I'm in a debate on whether or not this laptop will be able to run WoW MoP on Ultra settings and with at least 60 fps. I'm not a big computer junkie, so some good honest advice would make me feel much more secure in this purchase, thank you :) 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0) edit OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit edit MEMORY 8GB (2 X 4GB) Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz edit HARD DRIVE 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s edit VIDEO CARD 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 7970M edit LCD PANEL 17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 60Hz WLED edit WIRELESS CARD Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 With Bluetooth 4.0 edit INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW) edit -Ghostraider, Kel'thuzudGhostrâider2 May 11, 2013
May 11, 2013 Will this run Metro Last Light on High? As tittle says, I'm curious if my system will be able to handle Metro Last Light on high? Thank you! Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK CPU:Core I5 3570K (Not Overclocked yet) GPU: Gigabyte HD 7950 (also not overclocked yet) SSD: Samsung 840 pro 256gb PSU: Corsair 750w Ram: 8gb 1600Sincharge4 May 11, 2013
May 11, 2013 Dad convinced me to get a GTX 780 So I was planning my summer build and he convinced me to hold off water cooling and get a GTX 780 over an HD 7970. I kinda agree that a 7970 water cooled offers little increase over my HD 7950 Vapor X. The cost will be cheaper 1700 vs 2k, because now I will reuse my case as well. Ugh I wanna water cool!!!Stephí11 May 11, 2013
May 10, 2013 Anyone tried Healer: A Light in the Darkness? I want to try this game ( but Im not sure if it's worth the $5. Anyone tried it? Anyone know of any gameplay videos for it?Smd0 May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013 Acer Aspire 7552g power adapter Hello, I recently had my power adapter for my acer aspire 7552g quit out on me and I'm a little bit confused on what I need to buy to replace it. ACER wants to charge me $88 with shipping for an adapter from them, but the prices I'm seeing around the internet just aren't convincing me I need to pay that. Is there anyway to know if an 4.74 A, 19V adapter I'm buying is any good? Thanks.Renegadex1 May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013 White Lines on Monitor... video. I was told by the ebay seller that the problem is with the cable. Any thoughts?Vertego2 May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013 Looking at getting this laptop I know alienware is overpriced and generally most people hate them but I pretty much have to buy from newegg and can't find much that compares...input?Brutalitops7 May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013 WOW and windows media wont play sound. my computer wont play sound in wow or windows media it works for everything else but these to I checked wow settings and all sound is on same with widows media. whats the problem?Zekier0 May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013 What is wrong with my GPU? Hi there, The problem that I'm having is that for some reason in most games my graphics in the game go all jagged. It's really weird and hard to explain you pretty much need to see it for yourself. It seems to mainly happen with shadows in games but it happens with other things that are farther away as well such as cars, trees, people, etc. In WoW whenever I would be passing under a tree or I would be in the sunlight and the shadow of things would be on the ground, they would look all jagged for some reason. Same thing happened in Far Cry and now in GTA: IV that I just started playing. Is this a problem with my GPU's? My graphic settings? What is it? Here's a link to a SS I took while play GTA: Thanks, XìphoidXìphoid12 May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013 Tablet - Yes? No? Maybe so? Good evening guys! I come before you guys with a simple question and I would like to know the pros and cons of such a thing. I was pondering on getting a tablet for use during the upcoming semester. Should I or is it a waste of money? If so, why do you think so? Also, if you think I should, what is the best model to keep an eye on? (I would rather avoid going over 500 bucks if I can, 300 at minimum.)Zaishao9 May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013 is my hardware enough? my processor is an AMD Phenom 9600 quad-core 2300mhz 4gb of ram and a GTX 650ti boost nivdea graphics card and I can only run around 20fps in low populated zones Is there another problem? or do I need to upgrade?Thugerella10 May 10, 2013
May 9, 2013 Did WoW Kill Dungeons and Dragons? Or did Wizards of the Coast do that all by themselves?Warloff24 May 9, 2013
May 9, 2013 What's Better I posted yesterday about upgrading my computer and got a some good options for a new compute. Now I just have one more question about the new computer. Im trying to figure out what processor is better. Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual Core 8GB DDR3 1333 500GB STAT 11 Memory 3MB L3 Cache Or AMD FX-Series FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad Core 8GB DDR3 1333 1TB STAT 11 Memory 4MB L2 Cache In both I would be running a AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card...Kravên5 May 9, 2013