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    Tell me about JRPGs, mostly for PS3?

    I picked up ni no kuni a few weeks ago and I'm pretty happy with it. I guess I'm really in the mood for rpgs right now. My only complaint is that so far, 3/4 of the way in the story still seems a bit weak. I like the feeling of the FF games or The Last Story much more. It just feels like...
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    Games you enjoyed in the past year and would recommend to others.

    I've been catching up on video games from the past 8 years this year, so far: The Batman Arkham Asylum/City series -- Free flow combat is awesome. The Last of Us -- gripping story weaved seamlessly into gameplay Mad World -- Film Noir style game with lots of carnage and fun-- great if you liked...
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    The Last of Us: Epilogue (Spoilers)

    Yeah. You didn't have to kill the surgeons. I killed one because he pulled a scalpel on me, then the other two made it clear they didn't want to fight so I grabbed Ellie and left. I'm sure I didn't have to kill the first one either. I didn't really take his actions as selfish. I'm sure he had...
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    What did I miss out on in the FF series?

    Basically my plan is to replay a lot of the older FF games to get more context on the progression in the series and then to play some of the more recent ones. The last FF game I played was FFX, FFX-2. Right now I'm replaying FFVII and really enjoying it. I was kind of turned off from the FF...
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    Super Mario 3D World -- Worth Playing Single Player?

    I'm kind of interested in Super Mario 3D world for the graphical and musical experience, but I'm afraid it will leave me disappointed because it seems like the design wasn't primarily done with single player in mind. The last Mario game I played was Super Mario 64. I think I'm going to try...
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    What are your personal favorite PS3 Beat'Em Upz?

    I really liked the new DMC game and I think the old ones are well worth it. I thought Castlevania lords of shadow was kind of boring in comparision. I didn't like the combat system that much. It just felt slower. I found myself hating the main character because he looks really muscly and it...
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    What is NG3 Razor's Edge missing in comparison to previous NG titles?

    What is Razor's Edge missing over previous installments of Ninja Gaiden? I've never played a Ninja Gaiden game end to end. As a matter of fact my only experience with it before Razor's edge was trying the first game for a few minutes when one of my friends got it for Christmas whenever the...
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    Convert GTP to MBR without losing data? With losing data?

    Right to be clear you can always switch between mbr and gpt if you first delete everything on the hard drive. Many utilities won't let you attempt to change until you delete everything (i.e. all partitions) on the disk. I have no experience with paragon's hard drive manager, but if it is worth...
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    Convert GTP to MBR without losing data? With losing data?

    DOMHG!!! Perhaps you are asking for help to confirm what you already know, but no, yes and probably. MBR and GPT are metadata used for keeping track of the layout of everything on a given disk. Therefore they aren't specific to a partition, but a disk. If you have a laptop with one hard drive...
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    Holiday Gaming, Media Rig

    Overall very happy with this build. It was much smoother than the previous build I did. I actually transplanted my current build into the case I got and put my new build in the Silverstone Tek TJ08B-E that I had. Where before I had problems fitting everything in the silverstone case, the...
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    Holiday Gaming, Media Rig

    Thanks all. I bought everything and I'll post back with a final part list when I'm not on mobile. I went with the evo ssd and iim going to try the seasonic g series psu 550w again. As I mentioned I had bad luck with one and had to return it. After comparing reviews it really seems like it...
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    Holiday Gaming, Media Rig

    Any thoughts about the samsung evo vs the pro?
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    Holiday Gaming, Media Rig

    I don't play any online games and I get >10MB/s dls on wireless so I don't see the problem with gaming on wireless. Current pc: 32gb of the ballstix ram, intel 4770k, msi Z87M-g43, gtx 780, samsung 840 pro ssd, and seagate barracuda 2tb drive. I have a beefy corsair ax750 psu.. I know it's...
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    Holiday Gaming, Media Rig

    Hi all, 1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc I do two main things with computers--games in windows and programming work in linux. I currently have one computer for both of these and I hate dual booting for various reasons. I am going to keep my current...
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    Building a new PC Need advice.

    Tape. Also sometimes the sound is other stuff in the case rattling because of the fan. My brother has a rather old, very large case and we probably cut the noise it makes down by half by taping it up in areas where it was rattling. To be honest, I think getting new fans is the best--you...
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    Is computer hardware finally plateauing?

    @default: I'm in software, not hardware (or low level software for hardware) so I wasn't aware of that. Looks like a good read, thanks.
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    Is computer hardware finally plateauing?

    I guess Skillz is just rewording officer's observation--hardware specs seem to be going up faster than people can program applications to take advantage of it. officer, I don't think your rig would hold out that well on max settings at 1440p. Or let's try 4k? I don't think anything is...
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    mini gaming build?

    Being mini was more important to me than it was to him so I think we'll go with the full atx build tiraides suggested. We'll start with one gtx 770 and he can add another one in the near future when he's ready. Thanks all.
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    mini gaming build?

    Hey all, Looking for build advice for my friend. He's never built a computer before and I want to help him out. Basically he's looking for a high end gaming PC. I want to do it as an matx build because after I did my first mini build and saw it in use, I thought I never wanted to go full atx...
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    How big is your windows partition?

    Nenu, your suggestion sounds like the best to me. Just out of curiosity, when you copy games off of the second partition to the larger disk, how exactly do you do it? Do you just pull out the save files from what ever game it is and uninstall the game itself? Do your mirror the partition on...
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    How big is your windows partition?

    Hey all, I'm going with an SSD + HDD set up and I will also be dual booting. I guess I just want some ballpark figures of how much space your windows OS and core apps take up. I'll be using my windows partition for games and of course I want to put most games on the SSD to get better load...
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    New mATX build

    Hmm... would the 780 be going... too far? :p I set the budget not thinking very hard about how much graphics cards cost/not remembering. Let's go to $2000. BTW, I was complaining about needing cpu and ram power, but if I learn to run my code on the gpu (acutally not hard) I could probably even...
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    New mATX build

    Is there a better single card solution I could go with to get me there--ignoring budget?
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    New mATX build

    Well it's Friday now, so bump! P.S. note my question about the cases Danny suggested. Any reason--noting the concerns I mentioned above about having enough space in my case--to go with the cases Danny mentioned over one of the fractal ones? Thanks all.
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    Building a new PC Need advice.

    Just want to chime in you'd probably save the difference in cost between an intel and amd CPU for your needs in what you would save on your electricity bill in <1 year. Don't worry about future proofing so much. You're getting a good system. It will still be playing recent games in 4+ years...
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    Battle of Cable Management: Choose Your Weapons.

    I feel like the advent of (fully) modular PSUs make in-the-case cable management a breeze. If you need more than two HDDs break it into a separate data server. Then I guess you'll be back to cable ties but you might have fewer constraints in the server form factor to make cable management...
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    Building a new PC Need advice.

    Ahem. Please answer all of the questions here: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1349433 (you already answered most of them). It is usually easiest to copy and place the list and answer the questions inline. It's easier to read that way.
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    beast home "Core" Build -- theory

    "That said, I would like to build a home "Core" I want to build something with a ton of power, that over the few years can be upgraded to lastest components.. something that will run multiple terminals, run the smart TV and act as a home security system monitor, and control automation devices...
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    New mATX build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc 'Work', gaming, web surfing. Work involves programming and data analysis. I've never owned a computer that had so much RAM and cpu speed that I didn't occasionally use it all for one thing or another. For this reason I...
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    Machine won't POST, can't tell what's wrong.

    OMG IT WAS THE RAM. I was sure I heard it click properly when I first seated it, but sure enough I pushed it harder and it clicked again. All is well now. The RAM latches on the p8h77-i are different from the latches on all of the normal atx boards I have used so I guess it's harder to tell...
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    Machine won't POST, can't tell what's wrong.

    Hi! I'm building a machine like the one in Danny's first post here (same thing but no TV tuner): http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1735358 basically an htpc on the asus p8h77-i mobo with a G860 cpu. Like I said the machine won't POST but there are a few things which are making me very...
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    ~$1500 gaming and general use build

    I definitely agree that it should be easier to take advantage of more ram than more cores. Big companies still get multithreading wrong in their programs..... To be fair, multithreaded programming is very difficult and I think the right way to do it is to bake it in to smarter complier rather...
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    ~$1500 gaming and general use build

    Thanks everyone! Will do!
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    ~$1500 gaming and general use build

    I am close to that microcenter. I've been there a few times. Yeah... I guess I believe the ~8 gb for enthusiast use. I've written programs which have >16gb in one C array studying these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laver_table and if you do anything in python, the memory overhead can be...
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    ~$1500 gaming and general use build

    Thanks everyone. I've amalgamated your suggestions and input and updated the op.
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    ~$1500 gaming and general use build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc This is a PC for my brother. He likes to play games and watches movies so those are the primary uses, but he's young and I want to be able to let the computer grow with his needs a little. The last machine I built...
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    Programming/Touch Typist Keyboard

    So I only checked a couple of the keyboards posted so far but it doesn't look like anyone has recommended ergonomic keyboards like the advantage kinesis...
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    Need a reall fast flash drive

    My use case is as follows: I have a thin command line only OS I want to boot from a flash drive. When I mean thin, I mean around 50-100MB. I want a very fast flash drive to minimize boot time. Space isn't a big deal. I don't really NEED more than 500MB but I could use a big 16gb drive...
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    laptop needed

    I would recommend the asus for all around quality. I might look at a different reseller though. Also please just list brand and model names in the thread. People don't like to crawl links. :p What if you were rickrolling?
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    Gaming Laptop ~$1500 Budget

    You could get a steamroller of a sager machine for that money. The alienwares mentioned are fairly small though. What is this guys size/mobility requirements?
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