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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Darkfoxx » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:06 pm

C'mon papes!

Sonic wrote:(supreme commander forged alliance, men of war assault squad 1) <--horsepower needs, nothing substantial (Maybe Crysis 3?)


I have one of these SSDs if you wanna buy it off me: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820227726

This is the updated version...nearly identical: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 0AJ13H4356

Brand new...took it from my last job. They are goin for $169 new, so I'll let it go for $100 if that works for you? I'll update the firmware and all for ya so it's ready to go.
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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Jif » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:58 pm

i think the q6700 will handle those games just fine. my only concern would be the mobo. it's a micro-atx board i found for cheap to put the cpu in to use for a past job. it ran a $30 AMD pci-e card merely for dual-monitor support, but i've no clue what version of pci-e it supports or anything. also i think it may only have 2 memory slots. if youre still interested I can pull it out and take a look. the CPU is going for $50 on ebay but I'd probably sell the mobo and CPU together for $75 shipped.

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Sonic » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:41 am

a 100$ SSD + 75$ CPU/mobo combo (does this include a CPU cooler?) sounds up my ally.

Would my 8800GTX be worth using or would a modern low-end gaming card be worth the investment? I do have dual monitors I'd like to use.

I also need enough horsepower for TF2 to play with you guys, I've missed having gaming time over the past few years.

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Darkfoxx » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:57 am

Sonic wrote:a 100$ SSD + 75$ CPU/mobo combo (does this include a CPU cooler?) sounds up my ally.

Would my 8800GTX be worth using or would a modern low-end gaming card be worth the investment? I do have dual monitors I'd like to use.

I also need enough horsepower for TF2 to play with you guys, I've missed having gaming time over the past few years.

The Q6700 that Scott has is slightly better than my current CPU, so that would be fine. The SSD will be awesome of course. Then I'd shoot for 4 GB RAM at the very bare minimum, but 8 GB will perform way way better.

I dunno if the 8800 GTX will be the best bet. TF2 isn't very graphically intensive. The 8800 GTX would handle it, but the second you play Crysis you'd be boned. We'd love to have you play TF2 w/ us!

I've got a GTX 260 and I think that's like the minimum you can have nowadays to play shit.

Something like this would be a budget card (fairly comparable to the GTX 260 actually):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814487024

Although you may want to beef it up a bit...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814130953

That would triple my framerates. :shock:
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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Sonic » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:17 am

That card is pci-e 3.0, wouldn't Scott's board likely be 2.0?

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Darkfoxx » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:27 am

Sonic wrote:That card is pci-e 3.0, wouldn't Scott's board likely be 2.0?

Doesn't matter, it's backwards compatible.
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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Sonic » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:16 am

Ah sweet, GFX cards are damn expensive though...That 750 is probably all I need, I can live with lower settings :p

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Darkfoxx » Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:01 pm

Sonic wrote:Ah sweet, GFX cards are damn expensive though...That 750 is probably all I need, I can live with lower settings :p

Yeah they are...hence why I'm still using a GTX 260 :P I need to upgrade really bad, but I just don't have the funds. I think my mobo is on its way out :?

The 750 will play pretty much everything as long as the settings are turned down in-game. The games you'll be playing are older anyways, so no worries.

Scott, post the model of your mobo so we can figure out what we can do with it.
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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Jif » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:23 am

best gfx cards at each price point: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gam ... 107-2.html

Best PCI Express (PCIe) Card For ~$100:
Radeon HD 7770, Radeon R7 250X

Best PCI Express (PCIe) Card For $120:
Radeon R7 260X

Honorable Mention:
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
$139.99
Fastest Card Without A Power Input

While the Radeon R7 260X offers similar performance for considerably less money, gamers who want to upgrade an entry-level PC with a low-output power supply may consider the GeForce GTX 750 Ti, which is rated at 60 W (a little more than half of the 260X's 115 W). Nvidia suggests you use at least a 300 W power supply with this card. That's a very low bar to set for owners of low-end machines. You don't even need a six-pin auxiliary connector. The GTX 750 Ti doesn't earn a full recommendation for value, but it just may be the best option for gamers upgrading old or small form factor systems.


I'll try and remember to check the mobo model number tonight.

oh, and it should have RAM with it. I'll check the capacity and get a price on that.

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Sonic » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:37 am

I don't really feel like buying new low-end equipment is giving me the best value for money compared to a used 260 or so for the cheap. I'm so far behind the times, that I could kill time on things that have been out for a few years, with few year old hardware and have just as much entertainment.

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby dun dun dun... chips » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:20 pm

well, im looking for a specific list rofl, not something general. id be able to give recommendations for tech based on the games he wants to play, but id need to know exactly what he intends to play. giving a list then saying 'oh yeah and crysis 3' kinda changes the name of the game, you know?

tf2 isnt very graphics intensive, thats true, but its optimized for shit nowadays, so it likely wont treat old cards/cpu combos very well. youll get decent framerates, but likely not avg over 50 fps.

old hardware is hard to speak to with any reliability, and new hardware isnt worth the price. depending on how long you want this rig to take you, i dont think i would invest in anything out-of-the-box that is older tech than two years, but buying a computer right now is damned hard anyways. the tech hasnt gone anywhere in the past few years, the haswells arent that much superiour to the sandy bridge, and the new gen affordable gfx cards are the same. software, however, hasnt stopped cranking forwards, which means alot of enthusiast computers still have issues running intense games at ultra settings.
in terms of the tech investment, any 'new' gear you buy will last you probably two years without becoming obsolete just from the fact that nothing substantially better has come out recently, unless intel comes up with something crazy, which there hasnt been any rumors of.
in terms of tech-for-gaming investment, a game six months from now will push anything you buy.
the flip side, though, anything used is a mighty roll of the dice unless you know who you are getting it from.

if you are motivated to buy a computer, id either see what all you can pick up used here, or, and only if worst came to worst, id set a budget and price out gear from about a year/two years ago and get something out-of-the-box.

also, shiiiit i wish i could say a $130 gfx card is expensive. you punks are lucky: my next build will likely have to be on a $10,000 budget. damned render programs...
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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Sonic » Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:08 pm

Any updates Scott?

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Jif » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:46 am

Sonic wrote:Any updates Scott?

ill check it out tomorrow during football. Are u in the foootbol group? remind me. been busy and forgetful

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Harness » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:51 am

Jif wrote:
Sonic wrote:Any updates Scott?

ill check it out tomorrow during football. Are u in the foootbol group? remind me. been busy and forgetful



Uhh ohh...... trying to get Jif to GSD (get shit done) for you? You might be here a while. :lol:
I type a bunch of shit then people go fuk themselves

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Darkfoxx » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:31 am

Harness wrote:Uhh ohh...... trying to get Jif to GSD (get shit done) for you? You might be here a while. :lol:

Lol...that's the truth.

dun dun dun... chips wrote:also, shiiiit i wish i could say a $130 gfx card is expensive. you punks are lucky: my next build will likely have to be on a $10,000 budget. damned render programs...

Fuuuck.
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