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    Steam Turns 18 YO Today - Rolled Out: Sept. 12 2003

    Beat by a couple of days :LOL: Funny how everyone around me, including myself, absolutely despised steam around release. Oh how far we've come.
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    Your CPU progression

    Updating my list from 12 years ago. I don't remember the clocks specifically now. Getting older is a bitch.. After E2200: Intel Q8300 AMD FX8350 (Sidegrade IMO) Intel i7 4790k (massive upgrade in games) AMD Ryzen 1800X (sidegrade for games but needed the cores) AMD Ryzen 3600x Intel I7 11700F...
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    New Xbox Rumors: $249/$499 Consoles, 1TB NVMe SSDs, Ray-Tracing Support

    Was thinking exactly this. A 2TB HDD with smaller SSD caching (32 or 64GB cache chip makes sense). 4k textures / assets are going to fill 1TB fast for most console gamers (people who game primarily on console). Game install size increases dramatically every generation. My base (launch) PS4...
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    Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO of Lewd Behavior, Taking Secret $12M Bonus

    While I wish no hardships on the vast majority of developers (most of them are simply following orders to support themselves / families), I do hope Gearbox gets a management shuffle / replacement. After leading teams of people to shit on two of my beloved adolescent franchises (Duke Nukem and...
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    The Battlefield V PC System Requirements Have Been Released

    I'm thinking it has something to do with memory bandwidth. Frostbite is one of VERY few game engines which provides a reasonable framerate bump when you increase memory frequemcy / channels. Corsair released a benchmark some years back showing this gain. Will try to dig it up. Additionally, I...
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    Bilkom: Cyberpunk 2077 Will Release in 2019

    CDPR only recently (just after E3) announced the game is playable start to finish but some big content chunks are still missing. "The entire game is playable from start to finish. It doesn't have all of the proper assets, playtesting or bug fixes in place, but seeing the story come together is...
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    How big is your Gaming screen?

    27" @ 1080p 1ms BenQ for PC 50" @1080p Toshiba LED TV for consoles My vision is not what it used to be so 1080p still suits me well. A little extra AA when sitting close to monitor and i'm set. I also enjoy the fact my overclocked 980ti will carry me until Ray Tracing matures.
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    Gameplay Reveal of DOOM Eternal Slated for QuakeCon 2018

    Welcome to LAN parties! This is how it was done from the 90's up until the mid 2000's. Standard fare as multiplayer gaming was still very limited by connections / available technology. Not nearly as many to attend these days, what with the advent of broadband internet and matchmaking services...
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Official Thread

    Many doubts from trailer put to rest here. I'm glad someone found this. -"Action-oriented" gameplay. I want a slow burn if I choose (a good RPG gives you this choice) and I want to explore every corner of this seedy city. Looks like we'll get this. - Free DLC, paid EXPANSIONS (a proper size). -...
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    Ryzen: A Year Later

    More RAM is next on the list as I am reaching the limits of 16GB at times. Not hitting the page file yet, but it's close. Monitor eventually :D
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    Ryzen: A Year Later

    My recent Ryzen story: I was using an Intel 4790k / z97 platform up until the end of last year. This was still serving me very well, but I wanted to start running some VMs again and the upgrade itch was massive by this point.. My intention was to grab a cheap Retail Edge 8700k as my next...
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    Intel retail edge winter deal.

    Hoping to see some 8700k action for the holiday deal but i'm not holding my breath. Supplies are too few and far between as it stands. Historically though, CPUs that have been released during the summer (of the same year) have been up for grabs during holiday deal. *crosses fingers* The upgrade...
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    Marvel's The Defenders Official Trailer 2

    Alien resurrection was released 20 years ago... Sigourney is also closing in on 70. She looks fine for her age. That said, trailer looks promising. Really dug Jessica Jones' darker tone.
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    What's your fallback card?

    If (for some odd reason) both of my 970s go down, I have a GTX 660 in the guest PC. if THAT one goes down, there is a GTS 450 in the closet .
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    Corsair TX850M PSU & Type 4 Cable Kit Luck Draw!

    My Corsair H60 has cooled 3 CPU cycles in my PC: Phenom x4 955, Fx 8350 , and now my I7 4790k. No issues with fan or pump and has kept all those chips in check. Very much satisfied My current PSU fan (not corsair) seems to be making whirring noises lately. This may work very well :)
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    Post your "rate my cables" here

    Two recent builds for separate customers . Hope they like em' ...Yes my camera and photography skills are rubbish
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    DOOM On GeForce GTX 1080 Vulkan-Accelerated 1080p 60 FPS Gameplay

    Funny, I remember certain levels in Doom 2 (outdoor city maps) that had so many baddies, you were toast if you didn't strafe and circle at those speeds. The sheer amount of enemies demanded you constantly move and dip. Granted, jumping and ledge grab add a new dimension, but the speed remains in...
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    Asus GTX 980 Winner

    As a coworker of Simmonz , I can safely say our entire store is jelly-ous :p Congrats again good sir, well deserved. Haters will hate lol
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    ASUS Matrix OR Poseidon - CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON!

    With a premium Matrix or Poseidon I would crush my enemies, unite empires, and carve out a name for myself with the Video adapter that assisted me. I'd also play a game or two :p
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    What GAME series do you wish they bring back?

    Blood. "I live.....again".
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    Antec EDGE 750W Power Supply Lucky Draw

    I recently acquired a second HD 7950 from a friend but I have no chance of crossfire on my current 550W ocz PSU. Needs moar powa! :p I want to run an Antec PSU because of my past experience with the brand (many earthwatt power supplies and cases). I have yet to own an Antec product that...
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    BLOODBORNE - Gamescom gameplay trailer

    As someone who rarely buys a game at full price, I will not only buy this game day 1, I will be grabbing a PS4 because of it. :eek: (also uncharted) :p You know when a game TRULY pulls you in... A game you make an effort to block as much of the outside world as possible (turn off lights...
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    Battlefield 4 **Official Discussion Thread**

    After about an hour of searching, it looks like there is no 64bit support for the Battlelog plug-in.. yet. I'm really enjoying the decreased render time of 64bit chrome so it looks like I will need to re-enable IE11 just for BF4 :eek:
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    When was the last time you paid full price for a game?

    Same boat with Dark Souls 2 . Having never played Demons Souls or DS1, I was slightly worried I wouldn't get my money' worth (friends were raving about the game). Damn did I certainly get my money's worth. I have now completed ds1 and demons because of this. Something about these games...
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    Doom 4 now just Doom teaser trailer

    I cannot find where it says they are including those consoles. The 2 articles that mention platform availability say: "1080p at 60 FPS on PC, PS4 and Xbox One". Wiki page also doesn't list PS3 or 360 either. For what that is worth :p
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    Sapphire's thermal compound application. Normally this sloppy?

    That is depressing :( . It has been quite some time since i've had to replace the TIM on a GPU. Last time was on a Diamond 2900xt and it was nowhere near this bad. Shucks..
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    Sapphire's thermal compound application. Normally this sloppy?

    Over the past 2 months, I've noticed my GPU temps (7950 OC, reference cooler) gradually rising regardless of static room temps, fan additions or compressed air dusting. I was tempted to RMA, but after a nightmare return process years ago with a x1950xtx, I didn't feel like waiting / dealing...
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    So.. when did you start your Steam account?

    September 14, 2003. Like others, I first installed steam for CS 1.6
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    TF2 - Expiration date!

    +1 Ever since the first "Meet the..." video came out, I starting entertaining the idea that Valve should make or license a TF2 movie / series. I love the slapstick 3D animation mixed with the mature humour. :D
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    AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta

    Was getting a lot of "Display driver has stopped responding..." messages with 14.6. All of them occurred (as far as I can recall) while playing a youtube / flash video. It's not a BSOD but it was still enough to push me back to the trusty 13.12s. I always use DDU / the standard cleaning...
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    Unreal Tournament 4/2015

    Epic is really hammering in community content creation. I don't believe they will be making much of this game at all. Just basic technical groundwork. Epic will profit via UE4 dev subscriptions no doubt.
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    Unreal Tournament 4/2015

    From the stream, it seems Epic will just lay the foundation. They are counting on mods and the community for the bulk of the content. A marketplace will exist where content creators can set their own price. Somewhat TF2 model I suppose
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    Is PC gaming dying?

    Current stats from at time of this post: PC 45,811 PS3 41,447 XBOX360 30,287 XBOXONE 23,923 PS4 52,643 PC has a VERY healthy population and 2nd place.
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    Sessler checking out

    Still equally detrimental to ones' health :D
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    Thief Reboot (coming 2014)

    I stand corrected. It is PC footage but bastardized with a controller :( I'm not sure if the player was going for a more "cinematic" approach, but some of the movements were painfully slow.
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    Thief Reboot (coming 2014)

    That looked Dark, moody and nicely paced. Camera movement was a bit slow. Would like to see PC gameplay soon. Interest rising..
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    OFFICIAL: Catalyst 14.1 Specific Installation / Support / Issues Feedback Thread

    Quoting what I said in another closed Mantle thread These were my steps when installing the 14.1's initially: 1: uninstalled 13.12 driver via CP. Selected all item boxes during custom uninstall. 2. Rebooted into safe mode , Ran DDU latest ver. and rebooted again. 3. Manually deleted the...
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    AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta Now Available

    Edit: Please delete. Thread confusion.
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    Mantle is REALLY here now! (Driver out)

    Driver did not treat my 7950 very well...:( With Mantle enabled, I was getting some odd jitter/frame skipping. Under DX11, my game would crash frequently :eek: Frame rate-wise, I didn't really see a noticeable improvement. I understand the 7000 series tweaks are not fully implemented, but...
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    3 Month Old 7950 Burnt Out (LTC Mining)

    What I found with scrypt mining (LTC) is to keep a keen eye on VRM temps. Mining puts an incredible strain on the power delivery. With fan speed set to auto on my sapphire 7950, I hit 98C+ on VRM1 shown in GPU-Z. Core temp never went above 78C however. I have to manually set fan speed to 65%+...