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    Intel Haswell-E Core i7-5960X CPU & X99 Chipset @ [H]

    Yes, 2011 V3 is as much of a stop gap as 2011. The major improvements in 2011 V3 are platform wide, and are often about the intel NIC and RAID (add on cards) that are part of the platform and were upgraded. If you are not on the server/workstation side and tossing a few hundred at the right...
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    Dual Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2699 v3 Build

    The issue isn't just IOPS, it's that consumer (aka enthusiast/gamer) does not have the features you need and is vastly more prone to the sort of errors that cause problems with VHDs SQL transactions and the other sort of things these CPUs are built for. If you're going dualie and can use all...
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    The Intel Broadwell Core i7-5775C and i5-5765C Tested

    Like Haswell Broadwell will be mostly about mobile, and that's not bad. Decent IGP has some worth.
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    Depends what he means by "spans". Two HBAs can share a SAS target. They can even trade off the target (usually done as a LUN, but RAID volumes can work as well) if one is having problems. Most high end SANs pack multiple SAS HBA/RAID devices that share all the LUNs dynamically as needed...
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    Dual Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2699 v3 Build

    Much as I hate to break this to you, you still are CPU limited when it comes to VMs! You're also RAM limited and your storage is abysmal for it. That's the thing, real power user stuff (SQL, VMs) is not like the bullshit childrens toys people here call "enthusiast". There is no limit to...
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    Dual Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2699 v3 Build

    Developers. We load up systems like this but with 256gb RAM or more, SAS card with SAS SSDs and 10k rpm 2.5 hdds. Developers can then run all their own virtual sql, hadoop, and other virtualized development environments locally. They make their stuff on CentOS locally and move to the...
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    Final Fantasy Type-0

    Japanese developers love using frame locks. In the case of fast games like Street Fighter or some shmups, it's so there is a 100% consistent frame rate since certain advanced tricks are frame dependent (ie game is 60fps, each move has a set amount of frames in startup/active/hitting that you...
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    MSI X99A MPower LGA 2011-v3 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    On the other hand, the X99S and the X99 Krait are good buys. MSI is just like everyone else, they have a ton of products out at each price point.
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    Parvum Systems ITX/MATX acrylic cases for liquid cooling

    I'm going to pull the trigger on one of their ITX boxes... just need to pick out my mobo first.
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    Parvum Systems ITX/MATX acrylic cases for liquid cooling

    They are having a sale! The company Thread here on the sale! Pic of what you are buying
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    Parvum Systems Acrylic Cases for ITX/MATX 20% OFF!!!!!

    Having seen one in person, these are equal or better than the Danger Den options. I've got the Danger Den MATX case at home and compared to a friend with the Parvum MATX, the Danger Den isn't as nice or functional. Not holding it against the Danger Den as it's an earlier product from a company...
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    Parvum Systems Acrylic Cases for ITX/MATX 20% OFF!!!!! Code is PARVUM20 :D For those who don't know these are bad ass acrylic cases like Danger Den (RIP :( ) used to make but with a focus on MATX and ITX. Small company from the PC community as well. Throw them some love.
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    Multiple clients gaming on one System

    You're not going to be running multiple operating systems like that, not how all this works. You'll need one core OS and then you can spin VMs off it. We play UT at work off Hyper-V VMs with one VM hosting the server as well. Works like a charm. What you want is not possible physically, but...
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    Any point in having a WinXP retro gaming PC?

    My WinXP box AMD Athalon FX-51 1gb DDR400 ECC 1x PCI adaptec SCSI card 1x Soundblaster Audigy2 Platinum 1x ASUS SK8N mobo 1x nvidia 6800gt BFG (can be flashed to quadro) AGP 2x80gb SCSI disks RAID0 2x WD Raptor RAID0 1x SCSI CD ROM Plextor 1x Floppy DD 1x IDE DVD ROM 1x PCI intel...
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    Killing Floor 2 is nearing an Early Access release date.

    You're going to want more people.
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    Killing Floor 2 is nearing an Early Access release date.

    Also halt the nvidia streaming service, stupid thing eats about 5% performance.
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    Mortal Kombat X

    So what? The 90's was the golden era of fighting games. Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 3, Marvel VS Capcom, all the VS series, SNK galore. The best 3d games, Tekken, Virtua Fighter, both go back there as well. This is one of those genres where the franchises that did it first still do it...
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    10% Of Americans Have Smartphone But No Broadband

    It's the free market in action. Will it make you money? Could you make more money spending the money on some other project? Unless those questions answer out, you don't build it, the market states it's not a good action. Many of the urban areas with good service combine three things...
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    Steam Machines Don't Have A Chance Against The Xbox One/PS4

    Sadly games for windows live is the least problematic thing about the PC as a gaming platform. Windows, nvidia, amd, drivers, patching, and ugly desktops are all far more problematic.
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    Unreal Tournament 4/2015

    You mean 1v1, if so sniping sucks. And if you mean free DM, aka pubbie fest, it's still not effective. Nobody good has ever used it, nobody has ever beaten a good player by camping, it's a push to fail option in unreal. Hell plugging in a controler and turning your monitor off is less moronic...
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    Good Headset?

    Part of it stickers to the headphones, a magnet attaches the mic to that.
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    Good Headset?

    The tiamat is the razer 7.1 to look at, not the other. Anyways yes, the mics on headsets are about as good to true mics as the sound on headsets is to a real set of headphones. Now, if price is really no damn object and you just want it to be a "headset" you might want to look into...
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    Good Headset?

    Razer's 7.1 with individual drivers and connectors (requires a proper sound card though), astro, Sennheiser gamezero, steelseries siberia elite, klipsch kg300. But which depends on what you really want. The Razer assumes you want surround and are pushing a high end sound card with the...
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    Sniper Elite V3

    It gets old in the campaign, but in coop survival it's rare, the last shot of the map really. It works, and if you're drunk it's good for a laugh.
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    Unreal Tournament 4/2015

    Bunny hopping wasn't ever really a thing in UT, that's a Quake thing. In Quake you could keep momentum after jumping and build up to an insane pace. UT never worked like that. What double jumping and dodge jumping did was put people in the air for longer periods of time, though at a floaty...
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    Steam Machines Don't Have A Chance Against The Xbox One/PS4

    Most people don't want to deal with the PC part of a PC. That sounds odd to those of us who build and enjoy tinkering with our own, but it's the way things are. You're thinking about this wrong. It's completely possible to remove the stuff people don't want from a PC, and just push a...
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    Unreal Tournament 4/2015

    Those aren't really nerfs. They were meant to discourage camping, and not because if was effective. The sniper is a run and gun weapon, if you're camping in Unreal you're losing. You're effectively putting your team a man down and buddy fucking to a point you might as well be a team killer.
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    Unreal Tournament 4/2015

    Double jumping and dodge jumping were some of the most hated new mechanics in 2003/2004. They fractured the community badly enough that the vast majority of diehards stayed or went back to UT99 very quickly. More to the point, they took planning out of movement, you could just bounce around...
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    Steam Machines Don't Have A Chance Against The Xbox One/PS4

    The bold is a misconception, and the answer is "no, they wouldn't". It's not price that keeps people out of PC gaming, it's the PC that keeps people out of PC gaming. For the most part a desktop PC is a relic of the late 90's. It's ugly, old, and about as useful as a fax machine or type...
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    Unreal Tournament 4/2015

    There's really nothing in it.
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    Unreal Tournament 4/2015

    That's dumb. Unreal's greatest problem has always been player fragmentation. There are a lot of people who play it, but the communities are isolated. There's the competitive TDM/CTF/1v1 crowd. Which is by and large the most healthy, and actively hates additional mods, mutators, wants...
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    Should Sonic be retired?

    You mean like the handheld games that sell like crazy and are vastly better than the console games?
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    WoW! are dual cpu systems THAT uncommon?

    Here's the catch though, that system won't be able to shrug everything off if you actually push it. Video games are not serious computing or even demanding computing. That's kiddy shit, the redneck gun tinkering of the computing world. Serious stuff, rendering, virtualization, databases...
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    HardOCP looking into the 970 3.5GB issue?

    People are crying about this like a bunch of Frenchies. Rule 1 of capitalism and free markets is... the risk is on the buyer. It's on the buyer, not the producer, to figure out if what they are buying is what is. That's how the free market works. The producer gets to use every trick in the...
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    Which X99 motherboard?

    You've left out some odd balls with good features if you want something extra. The MSI Gaming 9 is good as well if you like the features. It's only competitor for audio is one of the Gigabytes, the streaming is nice, combining ethernet + wifi can be good. The ASUS workstation board is...
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    TitanFall boss admits that exclusivity was the wrong decision for TitanFall.

    Titanfall was actually a fun FPS. It had some stumbles, but it did a lot of things right. It wasn't great, but it was fun. The PC community was DOA though, Xbox One was where it was at.
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    North Korea's Internet Under Mass Cyber Attack

    Sony is a Japanese Corporation. However their movie branch is an American subsidiary, IE that branch is American for tax, location, and other purposes. This is fairly common with multinational global corps.
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    Would you like Killer Instinct ported to PC? MGS wants to know...

    People who seriously game don't do it on the PC, they do it on a console. Like it or not the PC is a nightmare. You can only ever use a fraction of the power of the hardware, and multiple configurations are a pain. Which means that the PC has held consoles back vastly more than consoles...
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    Street Fighter V (Exclusive to PS4 and PC!)

    If there is cross platform it doesn't matter but... Competitive Fighting Games has always been console or arcade. Especially because Japan, home of the best players in the world for obvious reasons in this genre, doesn't game on PC at all really outside of idiotic anime dating and rape...