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  1. Alright. A LOT of people don't play PC games because they think the cost is prohibitive. This thread is for me to essentially tell you how cheaply you can upgrade your c omputer into one that'll play whatever games you want (be it Half Life 2, World of Warcraft, Crysis, wahtever), and at more or less what performance level. I'll give prices in whatever currency you're from, though I don't have great UK price connections Also I'm going to plagerize TheTechReport a bit, and show you a budget PC that can easily play games at mid to upper mid settings, generally around/slightly higher than the performance of, say, an Xbox 360 Warning: technobabble ahead. This is in US Dollars. Also I don't include a copy of Windows, which you may need http://techreport.com/articles.x/13218/2 This system is just under 600$. It's using cheaper parts, but they most certainly work beautifully. Put in perspective, I play Portal on Max Settings. This computer is SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER than mine. It's more than a PS3, given, but that's the thing. it's an entirely new computer. And you can do -anything- with it. You could even dumb it down to an even cheaper build that'd still work well with todays games, but maybe not crysis. That said, most of you HAVE computers already. I can outline a budget path for EXACTLY what you need, and much more importantly, what'll last a couple years. As of April 10, 2009, that PC is outdated as fuck, and STILL beats the 360 Oh, and here's how to put that pc together: like this http://techreport.com/articles.x/13671 guide
  2. and i mean you got a pretty good gaming rig there too... ; )
  3. build looks good but the CPU comes with a heatsink you dont really need an aftermarket one
  4. CUDA's fine, 1070 is great, go for it unless you can afford a 1080 Ryzen is better at multithreaded workloads, i3 is better clock per clock for single threaded ones - not sure your use case, but I'd generally like the expandibility of being able to do better SMP later if you want to fuck with it.
  5. the FX-6300 is a five year old processor - AMD is better than intel in the mid-range right now... if you buy a Ryzen chip. Don't buy a five year old power hungry processor though - if you aren't too CPU bound look at intel Core i3s for better power/temp management, or Ryzens in the mid range GPU wise there are very distinct differences between Nvidia and AMD in terms of machine learning - my understanding is AMD is a bit better but I could be wrong... then again AMD's prices are also spiked right now because of this as they're better for Ethereum mining. Not my department really - and most people doing this dont buy gaming GPUs - be sure to look at workstation class cards from both of them too (FirePro i think is AMDs, Quadro is Nvidias) 16 gb of ram is exactly what i'd go with, but if you switch to a more modern CPU you'll need DDR4 Seasonic are one of the best PSU makers there is - most major gaming brands are rebranded Seasonics anyway - you're fine; bronze 520 is fine if it's going to be headless i feel like you could cheap out a bit more on storage - either 64gb ssd or mechanical storage
  6. Mafia New Games Hosting Queue

    Games must be approved by one of the following people to be run (No Exceptions): @Logic @Malcolm @The Antagonist @Gemstone Mine @JC. @Jazz For now, no more than two games will be held at a time. Post here if you want to run a game and if you want to have a "theme" - for example my first game will be themed around Final Fantasy IX. I'll them PM you about your potential rules / organization of your game to make sure its good to go, and you'll host your game as soon as current game is ending. Also if you have a game with many roles/powers please put the expected players in. when sending your games for approval, state the following: - full claiming or no claiming at all - anonymous or not --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now Playing: Pick Your Poison - Tyranno / Jazz Approved Queue: Development Queue: Invitational Matrix6 - mark [pending approval] Zoo Mafia - confuse rei [in limbo] Vocaroo Mafia - Markus Cat Mafia - Jazz DGz Warring Season 1 - 2k17 (sep/oct) Forever in unfinished limbo: DGz Mafia 3.0 - The Antagonist / JC. / PSK dgz mafia 2.0 - boosh mtg mafia - TFJ Body Parts Mafia - Nelrick Time Travel Mafia - Francis J Underwood Anything hosted by Gemstone Mine ever
  7. Gackt - Emu For My Dear / "Mars"
  8. Game of Thrones TV Show

    yep anyway one last amazing epic perfect no spoilers gif and im gone http://i.imgur.com/KXy0gyv.gifv
  9. Game of Thrones TV Show

    the plots and scripts for the entire season leaked like a month ago, they're currently 6/6 for accuracy.
  10. Until we meet again

    I've been struggling with, well, not being a shitty human being for a while now. As part of my efforts to rectify problems with my personality, I am taking a firm sabbatical from nearly all forms of social media and message boards. I don't want to but know it's ultimately something I have to do I expect to come back to the internet as hopefully a better person in a year. I love you all.
  11. Server's going down for a while tonight probably around 5:30 PM EDT - and why not give a verbose explanation of why? as you may have noticed, DG went down for a little while last night while we took a full system snapshot (which took WAY longer than it should have); behind the scenes a bunch of packages were also updated. you may have also noticed that i'm taking off for a year and really shouldn't even be posting - but I figure I may as well get the site up to a state I'm happy with before I leave. Tonight we will be updating the operating system of the VM that runs duelistgroundz - it's currently running a 2014 Long Term Support Linux release, selected for its five year official support/patch cycle, which has generally been fine since upgrading from a 2012 LTS. That said, as discord and other software features become more prominent, it's important for us to have newer versions of some things to take advantage of this (looking at you "versions of python greater than 3.4"), and we're going to push to a 2016 LTS release (...no there is no 2017 LTS). Practical offshoot of this will be to let Allen and other devs do a lot more cool shit with scripting and scheduling. That said this upgrade rather than try and update the database binaries just deletes and reinstalls them - this is a colossal pain in the ass as you'd imagine, every part of DG is stored in the database so I'm gonna have to do a lot of work to reconnect everything after - it's not really "hard" as this is my literal day job but it can be time consuming and involve a little bit of luck in terms of isolating small bugs/errors. Because of this its hard to estimate how long we'll be down - I need to take another snapshot (the alternative being losing a day of posts if i break the server) which takes 30+ min, and it's not yet clear how long the update will take. Also I MAY do a board software patch - it wont break anything but will patch some bugs/security issues. Really depends on if I have time.
  12. Very. My current self-rationalized thoughts are there was just a major update and i should be around to solve problems faster but now that we have a good looking working skin all is well Closest I've come to posting out of this thread was an America Fuck yeah video
  13. using BoH Blue, literally the first skin to ever be on DG, did not feel like DG, and Animate does. Approved.
  14. also this update did a lot of wierd shit to the rep system behind the scenes and bugged out a lot, might take some legwork to get rep properly rolling
  15. As of 9 pm OS and board are both updated
  16. maintenence will be beginning in just under ten minutes
  17. Until we meet again

    I'll have a new address then (my lease is up in November) - if I need to be found go through Denis or Chris BoydSwann
  18. Game of Thrones TV Show

    Winterfell, Davos, and Bronn really made that episode. I could have Davos snarking/fewering and Bronn laughing at Dickon all day the jaime speculation is interesting because he basically abandons her book-wise before her Trial by Combat, forcing her to zombify the mountain. That said that Jaime has learned a lot of lessosn this one hasn't - maybe seeing incinerated troops would help if he makes it out of that river.
  19. 1080p is fine, but for two grand you can absolutely do/justify 4K - two grand gets you a lot of machine. Mousepads yeah yugioh mat is fine, this day and age you dont need them unless your desk is an odd surface. If your computer is going to be on in your bedroom while you sleep don't go stupid with the case. So basically - do you want me to fit your needs to a cheaper budget because I can probably save you $800 bucks off your budget, or do you want the best setup you can have for two grand? Also fuck yeah cherry blues, my favourite Cherry switch (I prefer Topre and buckling springs still but i'm a weirdo... and i have all membrane keyboards because the cherryblue ergo keyboardi bought fucking sucked) Ergo chairs - all you need is proper back support, adjustable height and adjustable arms - buy something comfortable im not touchin that
  20. ok one last post for the road - remember when i'd make a strikethrough joke every other post? it's been so long since I did one I didn't know if it would work on this board version or not you're welcome
  21. Shout outs to triple posting and being too old for this shit the edit button mark and jazz you can disagree and call out the staff all you want (and yeah i know marks not itt; its more a general comment on being a good lookin hottie staffer) - and things should be kinda public, but make sure details are clear first - thats why you should talk one on one with people or at least readi n staff section first - a lot of good action has come from public callouts but they dont go as well when the entire story isnt known or there's still details that need to be clarified. the lesson as always is don't do drugs
  22. Shout outs to DG warring for bringing the drama back. This is beautiful
  23. I still trust Daryl! I just think he fell in with the wrong crowd and once political reality ensues things will sort themselves out And yeah I feel bad about not playing this season. Life gonna life