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Aristophanes
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12 Oct 2017, 7:04 pm

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I'm not being critical or trying to impress anybody. When I gather information I understand things from a multiple possibility perspective. I habitually provide all of the information I usually need to other people even if it is unnecessary. My ego, D*** size sucks A** and I would lose all of those confrontations before they even begin. Sorry if I am being too efficient in information. I'll climb off my pedestal and stop doing that.
(offends reader. gets offended. goes back to what they were doing.) :mrgreen:

I apologize, for a second I thought you were pseudo-trolling, or trying to be contrary just to be contrary. I see that's not the case, now, so again I'm sorry for misinterpreting the conversation.



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13 Oct 2017, 9:11 am

i use a laptop exclusively, albeit a s**t hot one (well it was when i got it, still is tbh;p)

i7 4870HQ, 64gb ram, 8gb gtx980m, 4 x ssd, 1 x 1tb sata

Used mainly for video editing etc sometimes FPS.



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13 Oct 2017, 9:38 am

Aristophanes wrote:
Ragnahawk wrote:
I'm not being critical or trying to impress anybody. When I gather information I understand things from a multiple possibility perspective. I habitually provide all of the information I usually need to other people even if it is unnecessary. My ego, D*** size sucks A** and I would lose all of those confrontations before they even begin. Sorry if I am being too efficient in information. I'll climb off my pedestal and stop doing that.
(offends reader. gets offended. goes back to what they were doing.) :mrgreen:

I apologize, for a second I thought you were pseudo-trolling, or trying to be contrary just to be contrary. I see that's not the case, now, so again I'm sorry for misinterpreting the conversation.

It's all good man. This gives me a better understanding of you. I like that. You are a good person.


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13 Oct 2017, 11:58 pm

Almajo88 wrote:
sly279 wrote:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-omen-by-hp-desktop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hard-drive-brushed-aluminum/5759916.p?skuId=5759916

Is that a good computer? I was hoping to spend around $600 but want one to play age of empires 4 and maybe arma 2


I can't comment on US pricing, but the spec is absolutely solid for 1080p gaming at least. Do note that it is only the 3GB GTX 1060, and therefore might limit your texture or shadow resolution in some games. I can't comment on AOE4 or Arma 2 since I don't play either. Performance will be good besides that but stutter while quickly turning or moving could indicate low memory and might necessitate lowering texture or shadow resolution.

It might be worthwhile to check how cheaply you can buy an equivalent system in parts, and put it together yourself, since this is usually cheaper. That said I can understand if you wouldn't want to do this.


Thought about it but I have no computer skills and understanding. And videos I watched said when you build they pretty much never start first time and you have to figure out why. And Warrenty is on parts not the computer so if a part fails 6 months in you have to figure out which part. I wouldn’t have no Clue and just get frustrated. i don’t get parts either. I see i5 and i7 and think i7 better but I’m told some i5s are better then low i7 . I dont know what 3GB GTX 1060 is . I know it’s the graphics card but I can’t tell one from another or which is better or good.



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14 Oct 2017, 3:02 am

Well it looks like there's a chance I might be getting a new PC soon. Unexpected. Came up in a discussion with my father (who controls my money, which comes from who knows where, I dont question it) who suggested that it might be about time to get a new one, particularly as there are a few funky issues with this one that I tend to forget about. Wonky connections in particular . But also this means I could potentially take this one to one of the other two houses, allowing me not to have to put up with my laptop there.

So that could get interesting. Aside from the "redownload every freaking game all over again" bit.

If it happens I'll be having the Fry's build it again. Me doing it is a recipe for disaster and/or explosions (of rage). The only thing I KNOW I'd very specifically want is another SSD. I just cant go back to the other type after having used that. As for other hardware... eh. The previous time, for this machine, I mostly just explained the things I'd be using this machine for, and let the people at Fry's decide what would be best to go in it (and for the most part, that worked out really well). Actually, no, one other thing I know I'd want is another case with some USB slots ON THE TOP instead of putting ALL of them in the back. That drives me crazy.

Not to mention that starting from a clean slate isnt a bad idea. ....it also might offer me a chance to start with both Windows and Linux on it, rather than having to deal with the potential disaster of trying to add it to this machine. The idea being that Windows drives me crazy, so I could mostly stick to Linux and only use Windows for specific games that absolutely need it. And numerous people I know have been constantly ranting about this at me, saying that using it will solve alot of the problems I'm always complaining about. Turns out much of my collection (aside from emulators) works with Linux, too. Hm. I hadnt thought of all of that until just now.

I'd been kinda unsure on if it's a good time to do this, but... now I think the decision has been made. So that could get interesting.



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14 Oct 2017, 4:12 pm

sly279 wrote:
And videos I watched said when you build they pretty much never start first time and you have to figure out why.

Sounds like you're watching the wrong videos...if you know what you're doing, that shouldn't happen. At least not in this day and age.

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i don’t get parts either. I see i5 and i7 and think i7 better but I’m told some i5s are better then low i7 . I dont know what 3GB GTX 1060 is . I know it’s the graphics card but I can’t tell one from another or which is better or good.

For the most part, the higher number is better. But yeah, it does get confusing. Looking at prices can help, too.

nVidia resets their model number structure every once in a while, but currently, 10 is the series they are on, and 60 is the model. 50 is the budget entry-level model, 60 is mid-range, 70 is decent, 80 and 90 are top of the line. Anything lower than 50 is usually cheap OEM stuff.

IIRC, the 50 will usually be a little bit worse than the 80 of the previous series, so for example a 1050 wouldn't necessarily be better than a 980, even though it's a higher number. They usually have helpful benchmark comparison graphs on their webpage.


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