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  1. I doubt that any adult film has been critically acclaimed, somehow I think that the prudes don't count 4 1/2 boners in the same category as 4 1/2 stars... Any critic of big name movies would be laughed (or ridiculed) out of a job if they wrote a public review of porn.
  2. I use a 250 SSD. If it was the sole drive in my machine it wouldn't be big enough for me. I also have 800gig in RAID that I use for data storage (movies older games ect) that takes the load off of the SSD. Newer games I'll install on the SSD, anything else goes on the RAID.
  3. - I absolutely agree. Maybe educated guess was the wrong terminology. I should have said, informed decision. Spending savings carefully is exactly what I was shooting for. Spend that money on something that will translate into a newer machine. Any GPU for under $150-ish will be a immediate improvement but will need to be replaced very soon. Spending $80 on RAM right now will be a improvement, maybe not quite as large as a cheaper GPU, but it will carry over to a new build where a cheap GPU won't. - I really liked the link you sent on the corsair. Very good price for a good name brand, I never advocated spending $200 on RAM, just that for his current machine and for future builds that the best value return at his price range would be RAM. Spend $80 now, save the rest and put it towards a new MB/CPU. - You're still assuming that recommending RAM is an error. Which I disagree with. There are all kinds of ways that you could have brought up a discussion about it, the tone and method that you initially used came across as a direct attack, unfortunately I'm not one of the 'eh whatever' people. I don't always respond politely, but I will respond . I usually come back later and apologize for being an asshat, but my initial knee jerk reaction is to go on the offensive rather than sit back and take it, so if you were offended then I apologize for being an asshat.
  4. Yeah, apparently reading is hard. You must have missed his budget, I wonder what you're going to recommend under the $200 range, it'll be interesting to see what you recommend. There is enough information to make an educated guess on what will help him. We can agree to have different opinions. But it's not ignorance, it's two people who feel different things are important. My last post was a bit over the top I'll admit, but so was you calling someone else ignorant because you have a different opinion than they do. That's an arrogant elitist comment that we could do without. Kind of like the whole first section of my last post
  5. Have a big head much? What the hell makes your opinion the only valid one? Did the internet die and make you the only knowledge base? There are other ways to say what you want without being a fucking douche. Point in case, I'll finish typing out my initial response to your asshattery comment, which I admit isn't very helpful (kind of like your last post) and then I'll go ahead and post a response below with how I should have responed. You obviously have a misguided estimate of your own knowledge. You're saying 4 gigs of ram is perfectly ok on a gaming machine with Win7-64. Get. A. Fucking. Clue. Now, for how I should have responded. Please, go do your homework before you attempt to call someone ignorant, 4 gigs of RAM on a gaming machine is not OK. It's barely even in the realm of turning most games on. Any game that you attempt to play will stutter and lag as the game accesses the HDD to attempt to augment the lack of RAM with a paging file. Almost every game that is being released has a minimum RAM requirement of 4 gig with a recommended of 8. You haven't made a recommendation at all. All you've done is come into the thread and shit on the only people who made an effort to respond. You want to know about his power supply? I agreed that it needs to be looked at before he goes to far, but with only 120-200 to spend his best upgrade on his current budget is his memory. A GPU at that price won't keep up with his system if he upgrades the rest in six months and he won't even be able to afford a GPU if his power supply needs to be upgrade at the same time. You can't get a MB/CPU combo for that, at least not one that I would feel comfortable recommending. About the only upgrade that he listed that he wants that will carry over to a new build AND improve his current experience is RAM. Wasting money? Get real man. I recommended that he upgrade the only thing in his price range that has a chance of being valid six months from now. It's not always about 'best improvement right this second' but about planning for a long range build where the money you spend now won't be wasted later on. I'll admit that I missed his MB pn in the original post, but even with that my advice stays the same, the board is capable of up to 64. So the link you posted is a good option. Buy one stick now and then later you can purchase a second stick if needed.
  6. I'll disagree with you :-) 4 gig of ram is barely adequate with todays programs. Just your internet browser will eat up 2-3 gig faster than you'd think and Windows 7 64 bit requires 2 gig free at all times. He doesn't need to buy all new RAM, I can agree with that. His current RAM is ok as long as he matches it with another set of 1600, he might be better off just biting the bullet and getting it all at once as it will prevent him from needing to upgrade more later. Personally I always run matched sets and would upgrade to 16 gig as a good starting point. But I like multitasking. Just a normal day below. Running nothing but Google chrome and other typical applications on Win7-64. That's my work laptop so it only has 8gig and as you can see I have a good portion of it utilized. OP - can you post your MB? Not all motherboards support 8 gig channels (especially older boards). Most newer boards capable of 64 bit will, but better safe than sorry! Absolutely agree with the PSU comment. Post what type of PSU you have before you buy a video card, it's a very commonly overlooked upgrade that is critical, especially as you start getting into higher end GPU's.
  7. I would agree that upgrading RAM seems to be your best option at this point. If you invest in some decent RAM now you can carry that over when you upgrade your MB and CPU, plus 2gig of RAM is barely enough to run Windows 7 by itself much less games on top of it, you are barely meeting the minimum requirements, which is never a good thing for smooth gaming. Ask for VISA gift cards for christmas, or gift cards to a computer store, and make sure to upgrade pretty much everything else these holidays though! Integrated graphics suck and you'll see another large boost there. There are some new CPU's that just got released a bit ago, they are still in the astronomical range, but here shortly their pricing will start dropping, which means that the i5 and i7 CPU's will also go down in price. Highly recommend picking up a CPU+MB combo from somewhere once you can.
  8. That's pretty pathetic. There wasn't even anyone on their team talking trash, that was just a random ShitLords decides to kill teammates. I used to have an overall good impression of ROXY, heh, not anymore. EDIT: Ok, I retract my ROXY statement. They had a very fast response and have stated that those two members are being kicked from the clan. Good for you ROXY and I now have a good impression again!
  9. Gah, I hate X3 weekends!!!! 2200 WN8 and 33% wins..... you just can't carry that much stupid!

  10. I would be worried that your gun is out of the fight for too long there. You had 1k dmg and had only taken a couple of bounces by the time the game was won. That other 2.5k dmg you had was clean up dmg. Don't get me wrong, I think that situationally that spot can work great, but as a top tier heavy I would think that your HP/Armor would be better served where it can influence the outcome of the battle. From what I saw you did very very minimal spotting from there in a heavy, a medium... sure I can see that working. But hey, I'm just a scrub trying to improve so don't listen to me :-)
  11. Some of what you are paying for is warranty. Personally I go with building my own, it's more because I like to tinker than that I'm under the illusion that I'm saving vast amounts of money. I've managed to keep my PC relevant and playing games at 50 FPS for almost seven years now without updating the MB or CPU. My next upgrade will be a biggie though..... It's time to move forward with the new technology that's coming out, DDR4, new CPU architecture, with all of the improvements released lately the market will soon outstrip my ability to piece and part my computer into relevancy again. I've been saving for six months in anticipation of doing the upgrade :-) But to answer your question. Maybe 5-10% on average? If you hunt around long enough you can find smoking deals on pre-built machines, or you can find smoking deals on parts to build your own. It's more a matter of "What flavor do YOU like?". Most enthusiasts recommend building your own, most people who are short on time or don't know how to tinker will recommend buying a pre-built. edit: You can use cases almost indefinitely. MB sizes haven't changed significantly in YEARS. Good cases come with multiple mounting options and even if they didn't, $10 at a hardware store and a drill will let you mount whatever you want.
  12. If you enjoy the Iron Druid, pick up the Dresden files. You mentioned series? Dresden files is like 16 books so far. King Killer Chronicles is the only fantasy that I listed above (Patrick Rothfuss) and it really is an amazing read, the other three were all urban fantasy.
  13. Ooh, Tea! My mother in law makes iced tea, simple and easy, one coffee pot, 7 bags of lipton and one bag of mint chai, I've also used honey chai. The mint gives a hint of a crispness, very nice. Not a huge fan of Arnold Palmer tea, but I might give that one a shot
  14. New Civ was just released, might be worth giving a shot. Can't remember if it was Fallout 1 or 2... but it was a turn based game, spent HOURS playing it. Old, graphics are outdated, but it was still fun to hunt for better guns.... Command and Conquer .... shit, most of the games I play are twich style games and need both hands.... man, I'm sorry, that's gotta suck. Read good books? If you like amazing stories might I suggest The Name of the Wind and A Wise Man's fears by Patrick Rothfuss? Just finished my second read through of them and they were every bit as good as I remembered. Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, really good reads Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne, really good reads Through the Black Veil and Sworn in Steel by Douglas Hulick weren't bad, just found them a couple of weeks ago.
  15. Nice idea :-) With it being Halloween and all I thought I'd share a delicacy that we make around this time of the year from for all of the kids ringing my damn doorbell! It's actually pretty easy and tastes good to boot! use small hot dogs (can't remember their name) cut a small divot out of one side. Cut flower tortilla's into strips and wrap them like bandages, secure with a toothpick. Bake for 10-15 minutes @ 350 Take out of oven, add ketchup or mustard as "finger nails" to flavor. As an added bonus... you should see kids faces when you hold the plate out for them :-D maybe 1 in 4 will actually be brave enough to eat one There was a year when I didn't want to have to deal with trick or treaters so I stole this pumpkin idea and put the bowl of candy next to it. Honestly one of the easiest pumkins I've carved, took almost no time and gets Great reactions. It's been 3 years or so... might be time to pull it out again.... Sorry for the Halloween Derail, I'll stop now.
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