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    What is improvable with this Skylake build?

    Thanks for the input. I checked out those MSI boards and they actually led me to the MSI Gaming Pro Carbon (it's not in the PC Hound database yet apparently). Looks like it has everything I need, minus some of the on-board reset and debug leds, and I love the styling.
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    What is improvable with this Skylake build?

    My wife wants her own desktop, so I'm building a new one and giving her my 2500k machine. I haven't built a new machine since I built the 2500k when it launched, so I'm out of the loop. The only parts I am salvaging from my 2500k machine is a 980 Ti (the wife will get by with a 7970) so ignore...
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    Predator X34 Owner's Club & Discussion.

    I didn't use it because it is incredibly short and would not reach, but I'm going to test it after work and see.
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    Predator X34 Owner's Club & Discussion.

    Both cables claimed to be DP 1.2 certified, but when I went back to look at my purchase order for them, I found some reviews having similar issues at high resolutions and refresh rates and did not appear on the displayport website, so I'm going to buy a new cable and test it out. I hope that's...
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    Predator X34 Owner's Club & Discussion.

    Well, think I spoke too soon about mine being perfect, because I am having a very annoying problem. My monitor, seemingly randomly, will lose the video signal for a split second, then recover the screen with the displayport logo, in games. This flicker on and off will happen repeatedly, and...
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    Predator X34 Owner's Club & Discussion.

    Got mine from Amazon last week (sold by Amazon, not a third party). Have not checked the build date. Either I won the panel lottery or they are making improvements, because I have not noticed anything as severe as people have been showing or saying. No noticeable backlight bleed, no noticeable...
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    Predator X34 Owner's Club & Discussion.

    I failed to mention side by side. I have a dual arm, side by side, setup right now, but I'm just assuming the x34 is too wide to use both arms. Maybe I'm wrong and what I have now will work.
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    Predator X34 Owner's Club & Discussion.

    Amazon got a handful in this afternoon and I managed to grab one (and max out the 10% cash back on my Chase card with it). I'm coming from dual 23" 1080p monitors, so this is quite the jump up for me. I've got a single G1 980 Ti that's currently running at stock, so I'll probably have to bump...
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    Official EQNext Landmark Thread.

    My advice: wait. I just requested a refund and will wait to see . Game runs like absolute ass on a 7970 / 4.7ghz 2500k. FPS spiking up and down from 60fps to 8 fps. Lots of crashing, soft locks, etc. Yes, it's an alpha, that will happen, but for $60 for a F2P game, it's not worth your time to...
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    Rocksmith 2014

    I have played bass for a long time and have a high-quality one (an American Standard Fender Jazz), but I have picked up Rocksmith mostly for screwing around on guitar. So, for everyone who is just getting into this, let me just say that musical instruments are something where you get what you...
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    Very excited about Surface Pro 2

    I'm returning mine today. It has a ton of light bleeding at the edges, and I didn't find out until after I got the thing home that Microsoft has no CalDAV support and Google killed off EAS, which is a deal breaker for me.
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    Very excited about Surface Pro 2

    The un-upgradable ram and SSD pretty much seal the deal, I guess. The only problem now is finding one. Nobody near me has any of them and the Microsoft store is quoting shipment next month.
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    Very excited about Surface Pro 2

    How much of a difference is there in performance on the 8 gig versions versus the 4 gig versions? I am going back and forth, thinking that I don't really need to jump up to the 8 gig version, but the extra storage space is a huge plus and the extra ram would probably help out the on-board video...
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    New House Wiring / Home Network Setup Suggestions

    Looking for some suggestions on the best way to set up this network. Short version: I have Cat5e wired through the house to the basement where the lines terminate. Can/should I install an unmanaged switch in the basement and put a four-port router/switch elsewhere in the network for the rooms...
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    Official Steam Trading Cards Exhange Thread

    I have three extra Dead Island Riptide cards to trade. I already have: Dead Island Kerbal Chivalry Torchlight Reus So, I'll trade my Dead Island ones for any I don't have. http://steamcommunity.com/id/katalysis1
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    Steam Summer Sale.

    Based on the fact that TF2 was updated today with "Summer Appetizer Crate" and related keys, I'd say it might be coming soon. http://store.steampowered.com/news/11013/ http://www.pcgamesn.com/tf2/steam-summer-sale-2013-alluded-latest-team-fortress-2-update
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    Just picked up Dead Island for $4. What have i gotten myself into?

    Great idea, terrible execution. I only played it a few hours before I got frustrated to the point of stopping. The controls were bad, the inventory/upgrade system was confusing, etc. The controls were especially what annoyed me. I felt like I was ice skating.
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    BioShock Infinite

    Huh? It is exactly the same as Bioshock 1 and 2. It was as derivative as could possibly be. Plasmids are now vigors, it has the two weapon pick up system from other games, it has scavenged health and ammo, etc. What about it is original at all? The few arena type levels with the skylines?
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    BioShock Infinite

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_ex_machina It's exactly the same thing. If anything, this is worse.
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    BioShock Infinite

    I'm sorry, this is not the fifth best PC game of all time as it currently stands on Metacritic. I think the game has been vastly overrated and the story is, frankly, a joke. Everyone using the "too deep for you" argument about the story needs to have their head examined. It's a typical I saw...
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    BioShock Infinite

    I thought the ending was a let down. I also thought the middle part of the story was a let down. All in all, I am pretty let down, to be honest. Bioshock said something about the world and humanity, whereas Infinite really did not.
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    BioShock Infinite

    I'm not sure what you mean, but those are not racist undertones--it's flat-out racism, which is one of the main themes of the game. It's not like Ken Levine hates Irish people and just decided to make a game to spread that message.
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    Charge back CC for broken SimCity? Your Origin account may be banned instead!

    Limited edition digital download from Origin. If I bought a boxed copy, I'm sure it would have been a bigger pain in the ass. I just logged into Origin, and sure enough, Sim City is gone, and my credit card had the price put back on it.
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    Charge back CC for broken SimCity? Your Origin account may be banned instead!

    I think they have bigger fish to fry than removing forum posts. The last few days, people have been raging non stop about it on their forums and none of them seem to be getting removed. If it is legit, that's awful. I would be shocked, though, with all the bad press the game is getting, and...
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    Charge back CC for broken SimCity? Your Origin account may be banned instead!

    Well, I think it is made up, actually. I have not seen anyone else that has had that experience, and my personal experience is the complete opposite. Until I see the actual chat log data and not just some forum text, I am going to assume it is made up. Everyone on Reddit seems to be getting...
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    Taking Bets on Origin Being "De-emphasized" by EA

    It's not going away. I am old enough to remember when Steam was a colossal pile of shit and everyone raged against it. Steam still has problems, IMO, and Origin certainly does. Neither of them are going anywhere.
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    Charge back CC for broken SimCity? Your Origin account may be banned instead!

    I asked for a refund through Origin chat, and was given one immediately (no 15% off coupon with it, or threat of banning). Of course, I wasn't a massive fuck wad when I asked. I'd be shocked if the CSRs are that wildly different in how they choose to give out refunds.
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    SimCity V (2013) - screens/artwork and information

    It deserves to be bombed. You sell a product that does not work and that is what happens to reviews. I don't care if it is game or a car, you sell a piece of shit it is going to get blasted by reviewers. I don't buy this "people should have known it wouldn't work day one" thing one fucking...
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    SimCity V (2013) - screens/artwork and information

    Got a refund. In EA's defense, after sitting to meet someone on the live chat, they did not fight me on it. I literally said I wanted a refund for Sim City and they gave it to me. Too bad the best experience I had with Sim City was the ease of getting my money back.
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    SimCity V (2013) - screens/artwork and information

    Been sitting in the live chat queue for about an hour now. It got down to a 5 minute wait, and then suddenly went back up to a 15 minute wait. I can't believe it is this hard to get your money back for something purchased less than 24 hours ago.
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    SimCity V (2013) - screens/artwork and information

    Well, I've given up on the live chat. Been two hours. I guess I'll let the live chat queue run at work tomorrow, and if I don't get in, I'll do a chargeback. I've learned my lesson.
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    SimCity V (2013) - screens/artwork and information

    There is a FIVE HOUR queue for chat support, which is probably full of people asking for refunds. EA either give me a refund or I do a chargeback. Say what you will about the Diablo 3 launch, but Blizzard made it right for people who wanted out. Somehow I doubt EA will make it that easy.
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    SimCity V (2013) - screens/artwork and information

    This is some serious bullshit. I can't get in a game, can't create a region, can't play the tutorial, and now, I can't even get into the game as it just sticks at authenticating even on the "available" servers. There better be refunds offered for this shit.
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    SimCity V (2013) - screens/artwork and information

    Unable to claim city, unable to load city... Can't even get the tutorial city to start. :mad::mad::mad::mad:
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    Rumor Mill: PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 to no longer support Used-Games

    If I was Sony or MS, I would hold off and wait until I saw what the other one is announcing this round. If Sony comes out and says PS4 locks out used games, MS should come out and not do it, or vice versa. That's likely a huge coup of good will against the other company, and the large install...
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    Ideas for making a ps3 faster??

    Tape a cheetah to its back?
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    Gabe Newell says Apple biggest threat to Living Room

    Gabe has cried wolf too many times now for me to take his opinion on this matter seriously. First, it was consoles that were destroying gaming in general. Then, they decide to make a console, so that hasn't been brought up again. (IMO, standardized PC hardware like Steam Box is an even bigger...
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    Nintendo Direct 1/23/13 - Whoa.

    Is it just me, or does the mysterious X game look like it has some of the same characters from Xenoblade? You can see a female character with the sniper rifle that looks a lot like Sharla doing the same animations from Xenoblade (the team-wide heal bullet), and that face toward then end looks...
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    What is the highest metacritic-scored game that you dislike in your library?

    I played quite a bit of Witcher 1. If you are taking offense to the term "mashing," then yes, that was hyperbole. I should have said "mashing my LMB every few seconds when I am told to do so." I played a few hours of Witcher 2, and saw nothing but cosmetic changes to the same basic system...
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    What is the highest metacritic-scored game that you dislike in your library?

    How so? I tried to get into part two and I saw nothing different except now i could throw some bombs and shit.
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