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Which OS do YOU use?

Windows
622
75%
Linux/Unix
118
14%
Mac
68
8%
OS/2
5
1%
DOS
7
1%
Phantom OS
4
0%
Croquet
5
1%
 
Total votes : 829

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Thurask
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Postby Thurask » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:56 pm

Spoder wrote:But now for hardware.
Which brand do you prefer?
Republic of Gamers (ASUS gaming brand)
MSI
Gigabyte
EVGA
ASRock

I prefer RoG myself :)


AMD for processors, ASUS for motherboards, AMD/XFX for graphics (when possible, they're getting harder to find), anything that isn't Seagate for storage and Corsair for power. RAM is sale-dependent.

And now, specs:

Manufacturer: Me
Processor: AMD FX-8350
Memory: 16GB DDR3
Hard Drive: 180GB SSD (Corsair Force GS), 2 x 4TB Hitachi Deskstar (one for general data, the other for music/movies shared on the network).
OS: Windows 8.1
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970
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Spoder
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Postby Spoder » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:55 pm

Thurask wrote:
Spoder wrote:But now for hardware.
Which brand do you prefer?
Republic of Gamers (ASUS gaming brand)
MSI
Gigabyte
EVGA
ASRock

I prefer RoG myself :)


AMD for processors, ASUS for motherboards, AMD/XFX for graphics (when possible, they're getting harder to find), anything that isn't Seagate for storage and Corsair for power. RAM is sale-dependent.

And now, specs:

Manufacturer: Me
Processor: AMD FX-8350
Memory: 16GB DDR3
Hard Drive: 180GB SSD (Corsair Force GS), 2 x 4TB Hitachi Deskstar (one for general data, the other for music/movies shared on the network).
OS: Windows 8.1
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970

You rocking the CFV-Z?
I hope that FX is on water :)
And what's the clock on the RAM? What's the brand?
I don't get what you mean by XFX getting hard to find. On pcpartpicker they have pretty much everything XFX has to offer.
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Thurask
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Postby Thurask » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:07 pm

Spoder wrote:You rocking the CFV-Z?
I hope that FX is on water :)
And what's the clock on the RAM? What's the brand?
I don't get what you mean by XFX getting hard to find. On pcpartpicker they have pretty much everything XFX has to offer.


*No, I have the original CFV, the Z came out after this build. And as for the CPU, it's not on water, just a Hyper 212+ (EVO came out after this build). Maybe one of those Corsair loops sometime in the future, although temps are decent.

*As I said, RAM is sale-dependent. In this particular case, G.Skill and DDR3-1333.

*For a while the local parts shop had a drought of XFX Radeon cards, probably due to Monopoly money miners. It seems to have gone away now, but this 7970 is still doing well enough that I don't have to look for another one.
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Postby Spoder » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:09 pm

Thurask wrote:
Spoder wrote:You rocking the CFV-Z?
I hope that FX is on water :)
And what's the clock on the RAM? What's the brand?
I don't get what you mean by XFX getting hard to find. On pcpartpicker they have pretty much everything XFX has to offer.


*No, I have the original CFV, the Z came out after this build. And as for the CPU, it's not on water, just a Hyper 212+ (EVO came out after this build). Maybe one of those Corsair loops sometime in the future, although temps are decent.

*As I said, RAM is sale-dependent. In this particular case, G.Skill and DDR3-1333.

Darn.
Get it on water, you'll get a sweet OC on that beauty.
Upgrade the RAM first though. I mean, my god that is a horrid clock.
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Postby Regnum Dominae » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:22 am

Windows user here. I've got Win8 on my laptop (Lenovo Y410p, which btw is a truly excellent laptop - it's also on a 40% discount sale right now) and Win7 on my desktop (HP, can't be bothered to look up the specific model name/number) which also has a setup of two lolhuge monitors.
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Postby Czechanada » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:27 am

Is is just me or are the prices on AMD graphics card finally but slow receding to their MSRPs?
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Postby Spoder » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:47 am

Czechanada wrote:Is is just me or are the prices on AMD graphics card finally but slow receding to their MSRPs?

Actually a lot of them are there already.
If you check partpicker, most of the R9 290s are just barely above 400USD.
And the R9 270xs have been at their 230ish USD pricepoint for a while.
It's because with the Mt. Gox situation, people are more reluctant to start mining. And the suppliers finally have the supply to lower prices.
R9 290xs have been a little over 600USD for a while too.
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Postby TotallyNotEvilLand » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:18 am

My PC was fantastic back in say, 2007. Now it's just a dying hunk of junk that I intend to have replaced once I get a job this summer.
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Meritocratic States
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Postby Meritocratic States » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:38 am

Obligatory PC specs. :D

HP Pavilion (Mid-tower)

OS: Windows 8.1 Professional (64 Bit)
CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core (4.0 GHz)
HDD: 1 TB Western Digital Black
SSD: 120 GB Kingston HyperX 3K
GPU: ASUS Radeon HD 7790 1 GB
RAM: x2 4 GB Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling
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Postby Lemanrussland » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:20 pm

Here's mine

Manufacturer: Me
Processor: Intel i5-2500k
Memory: 16GB of PC3 12800 RAM
SSD/Hard Drive: 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro, 2 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HDDs
Mobo: MSI Z77A-GD65
OS: Windows 7 Enterprise Edition, Alpine Linux 2.7.5 in a virtual machine
Video Card: MSI GTX 660TI
PSU: Antec HCG M Series HCG-620M
Monitor: Samsung P2770FH (27 inch 1920x1080 monitor)
Case: IN WIN BUC
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Postby Czechanada » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:53 am

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/03/31/e ... -this-week

This is excellent news. Gaming will now be more environmentally friendly.
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Postby Bezombia » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:56 am

Czechanada wrote:http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/03/31/ea-origin-ditching-disc-support-this-week

This is excellent news. Gaming will now be more environmentally friendly.


I bought ME3 on a disc.

But yeah, it's about time we actually started to officially phase them out.
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Postby Spoder » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:57 pm

Bezombia wrote:
Czechanada wrote:http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/03/31/ea-origin-ditching-disc-support-this-week

This is excellent news. Gaming will now be more environmentally friendly.


I bought ME3 on a disc.

But yeah, it's about time we actually started to officially phase them out.

Umm...what PC gamer still uses disc installs except for old classics like NWN2?
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Postby Bezombia » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:03 pm

Spoder wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
I bought ME3 on a disc.

But yeah, it's about time we actually started to officially phase them out.

Umm...what PC gamer still uses disc installs except for old classics like NWN2?


It was on sale.
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon...but down this road we've been so many times...
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Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
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Postby Czechanada » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:46 am

I got into the Steam In-home Streaming beta.

I managed to stream Goat Simulator to my Ubuntu Netbook.

That's what I call next-gen.
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Postby Bezombia » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:03 am

Czechanada wrote:I got into the Steam In-home Streaming beta.

I managed to stream Goat Simulator to my Ubuntu Netbook.

That's what I call next-gen.


But can you stream it to your Nokia N-Gauge?
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Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Aeken
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Postby Aeken » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:09 am

I wish I could add more ram to my computer.

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Postby Bezombia » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:12 am

Why can't you? Mobo restriction?
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Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Aeken » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:16 am

Bezombia wrote:Why can't you? Mobo restriction?

I don't think I can open my computer up.

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Postby Bezombia » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:20 am

Aeken wrote:
Bezombia wrote:Why can't you? Mobo restriction?

I don't think I can open my computer up.


Every computer can be opened up.
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Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Aeken » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:47 am

Bezombia wrote:
Aeken wrote:I don't think I can open my computer up.


Every computer can be opened up.

I must've read something else. All the ram is soldered to the motherboard.

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Postby Bezombia » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:52 am

Aeken wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
Every computer can be opened up.

I must've read something else. All the ram is soldered to the motherboard.


Are you using an Apple?
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Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Aeken » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:59 am

Bezombia wrote:
Aeken wrote:I must've read something else. All the ram is soldered to the motherboard.


Are you using an Apple?

VAIO Pro 13.

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Postby Bezombia » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:12 pm

Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon...but down this road we've been so many times...
Please, call me Benomia. Post count +14623, founded Oct. 23, 2012.
Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Czechanada » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:10 am

Bezombia wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-EVO-Series-2-5-Inch-MZ-7TE1T0BW/dp/B00E3W16OU/?tag=logicaincrem-20

One day...


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