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Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter / Re: New computer options
« on: November 10, 2019, 02:49:42 AM »
The good news is I ordered a new computer.
The bad news is it's going to take about 3 weeks to build and deliver.


Processor
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 9700 (8-Core, 12MB Cache, up to 4.7GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit English
Video Card
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 8GB GDDR6
Memory
32GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
Hard Drive
1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
Chassis Options
460W, Chassis with blue LED lighting and clear side panel

I think I'll be good for a while.  :)

Aye, one hell of a PC you've got coming, indeed!
Just wait until you boot that sucker up; having that 1TB M.2 SSD will be PC life changing. Also, considering it's 1TB. I'd definitely be utilizing a good portion of that space and speed for my favorite games. YUGE difference in performance. You won't regret the purchase, I'm sure.

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Other Games / Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
« on: November 09, 2019, 04:49:07 AM »
It looks like a lot of work and time you have to invest.

I don`t remember trying anything similar either but I am more of a shoot em up kind of guy.

The game itself definitely takes quite a bit of time to 'beat' .. but the progression of the game really is all about talking to a person marked on your map; which usually takes you straight into the mission with a cutscene, but not always..traveling is required; and following the directions the game gives you. Sometimes it can be confusing, but it's more-or-less really linear.

As for the game-play style; sure.. it's a bit of story, and filler now-and-then...but a majority of it from the couple days I've been playing has been Hunting (bow/guns) .. defending myself (guns) .. robbing people (bow/guns/bluffing/etc) .. or just kicking someones ass in a fist fight because someone shoulder bumped the other in passing and started a quarrel. Lmao

All in all, it's a shoot'em up, with some flavor on it. I'd recommend trying to find some basic game-play videos, granted PC port was just released on the 5th of this month.

If you're at all interested in Western-esque anything.. it's got what you're looking for. Also, a good story driven game does the gamer good IMO. The investment in the story, and your character is half of the fun in these types of games. Not to mention, in Red Dead Redemption 2, your Horse is a huge investment.. having to "bond" with it over time for perks was a really cool idea that I like. I am more careful with what I do with my horse than keeping my guns clean, which also can effect game-play mechanics... Like I said in the Original Post, this game has a LOT... it may seem like a crap ton to delve into..but for the first time in a while this a game I feel is worth the price. Rockstar really has outdone themselves.

Funny side-note...this game has been out for a year. Since I don't have a console I'm learning all of this crap from the get-go. Cool stuff, man. Cool stuff.

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Other Games / Red Dead Redemption 2
« on: November 07, 2019, 07:23:54 PM »
First time in a LONG time I've purchased a full priced "AAA" title..

Gotta' say.. pretty sweet game. Very in depth compared to a lot of past 'in depth' games I have played.

Having to feed yourself, the horse you ride...keep a relationship with the horse to 'level' it up; keeping track of how good/bad of a person you are for your reputation. Robberies, or even Stopping robberies from what I gather..
Open world, but very linear...To be honest there's almost too much to boast about for this game.

To be frank, I thought it would be a bit underwhelming; considering I hate buying games over 40$ MAX.

You few older gentleman look into this game at all? If you're looking for something fun, and almost Western-Old-Days-Simulator-like.. it's a good choice.

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Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter / Re: New computer options
« on: November 04, 2019, 12:51:15 AM »
All in all - as these guys have definitely made pretty clear

Getting an i7 from within this last year will be best so you're covered there..

As Mike put it, graphics cards are pretty much tapped out right now with the exceptions of little 'add-on' features like G-Sync/Free-Sync and "Ray Tracing" which is some fancy stuff even I don't really worry about..
Although, ray tracing if I'm not mistaken; will be a feature with getting a 2k series Nvidia card.. I'd look into that, there are some games that really benefit with immersion when Ray Tracing is enabled.

Check-list:
i7 9k series  (top dawg for Intels consumer lineup so, good shit there)

2000 Series GFX of any kind from Nvidia will be otherworldly compared to hardware you've probably been using for a good bit...

16GB RAM or better is a definite must; and from the builds you sent, having 32 will be more than enough for any applications you might put to use.

M.2 SSD (250-512GB for OS, and Main played games) << This will knock your socks off, and probably will be the most noticeable improvement. Even with a little age, my M.2 SSD (Samsung 960 EVO I think) is still lightning fast; Boot up time has to be sub-10 Seconds for sure. I'd say from Button press to login screen, about 8-9 seconds.

Storage should always be 1TB or more, especially with you mentioning getting some editing going. If possible, just opt-in for a 7200RPM model for the best performance. I still use my HDD for games since my SSD is only 250GB, and it all works out just fine. Slower startup, and load times..but I'm in no hurry when I'm trying to relax. :)

As for a monitor - I was a HUGE fan of this one when I had it (life issues, had to sell) .. CURVED 81cm (32in) Screen, 1080p, 1ms Response Time, and modes for 120, 144, and 165Hz refresh rates. I used the 144 most often for stability, but since you'll have a 2080 or similar, 165 will literally spoil you, and you'll never go back below 120hz.

Everything else in a PC past this point is just bonuses so, hopefully we've not convoluted the subject too much. Let us know what you pick! :)

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General Discussion / Re: Greetings
« on: November 01, 2019, 01:15:09 AM »
cheers

how is everyone, back from the grave so to speak:)

Not too bad, myself... Didn't do much in the way of festivities... having a couple brews; watching some youtube mostly. Just enjoying my day off before working again tomorrow. Oof

yall still playing GRAW?

i have played a few multi games over the years, but the most fun i had was with tGP

cs:s, gr(original), and graw

Rick helped me find a good copy of GRAW in private manners - though, not long after I had some IRL b.s. come up, and never got a chance to play again; granted I didn't play much GR/GRAW with you guys anyway.. could be fun in the future. Though, as of late I'm not too much into the FPS scene... a few cool games I enjoyed, like Destiny 2, and Borderlands were a couple exceptions.

zebra..........whatcha playing?

Mostly EVE Online, and a couple indi/arcade type games with the S/O .. I'm pretty boring this time of year. Heh heh

i have played some Hunter Showdown, let me tell you, it could be alot of fun with a GR state of mind

I saw some gameplay for The Hunt, but never played myself.. I did really enjoy a bit of Dead by Daylight.. haven't played much but from my experience it offers some real good adrenaline rushes. :P

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Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter / Re: New computer options
« on: October 30, 2019, 05:55:46 PM »
I'd say if the wallet permits it, neither of those would be a bad rig to buy; though you might be paying a slight premium - granted most cases like this you get some decent insurance for cheap to come along with it which could be helpful in the long run. You never know when you might get a DOA/Short Term part that just happens to crap out after a week. Thankfully that's never happened to me outright.

The only other thing I can tell you is I'd maybe even consider looking into some top-of-the-line AMD builds.

The most recent CPU, and GFX parts they've released are averaging better, and even in a lot of cases; beating Intel/Nvidia. Specifically the CPU (AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X) beats Intels newest lineup in Single, and Multi-Core performances.

I'm not as keen on the info with AMD's new GFX vs. Nvidia but, I know for sure AMD has pulled at least an ~80% lead in performance tests.

My current build is:
Ryzen 7 2700X (Paired with the X470 MOBO Socket [ASRock board name that slips my mind])
Nvidia GTX 1070 SC
16GB 3000Mhz RAM
250GB M.2 SSD
1TB 7200 RPM HDD

I went with Nvidia for graphics, purely because AMD simply hadn't caught up yet, and still hadn't until about a year into owning this build.
Everything else had AMD in mind; with hopes that Team Red would pull ahead. And they have lol.

Hope this helps a little with decision making.

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General Discussion / Re: Greetings
« on: October 30, 2019, 05:37:21 PM »
About your channel on Twitch,
I have just tried to follow the link in your signature, but I got a « Sorry. Unless you've got a time machine, that content is unavailable ».
Is it closed?
Else, do you stream some GRAW operations sometimes?

Sorry for such a late reply - I'm terrible at keeping forum conversation; byproduct of working all the damn time. Oof.

As for the Breakpoint comment you had made, looks like the results are in, and not so good. Lol
Lot of backlash on that game from what I have been reading online. A co-worker of mine has the game for his Playstation-4, and enjoys it..but he enjoys most any games like that regardless.

As for my twitch link - must have changed it a while back, and don't remember.

Here would be the correct link if you'd like to shoot a follow to see when I pop on to stream. Usually it's just casual games with my S/O, and a few brews...but sometimes it's EVE Online (virtual spaceships/spreadsheets), and brews lol. In general.. I casually stream to have some beers, and chat with friends that pop in to chat, and hang out.

Cheers! Maybe I'll see you on there sometime.

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General Discussion / Re: Greetings
« on: September 07, 2019, 01:47:51 AM »
There's a name I haven't seen since I was a wee'lad :P

Alas, good to hear you're doing well Andre; much like myself..

Can't speak much for Alpha - he hasn't even joined the site yet.. As far as I know, he's been busy with work/children/home life much like the rest of us.. though I still see him pulling up some Single Player games here, and there.

As for the GRAW fiasco; the newest rendition of Ghost Recon games is going to be called "Breakpoint" .. a Third Person rendition of the series.. most likely following the models of Division, and the like.
I saw some game-play, and it looks OK.. but probably not the style of play you all remember.. nor myself.

Cheers!

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General Discussion / RIP Peter Mayhew
« on: May 03, 2019, 04:16:26 AM »
Thought this was worthy of a post.

A Cheers to Peter himself, and the fans that followed his awesome work, and dedication to the character known as "Chewbacca"

Rest in Peace, friend. May you forever be One with The Force.

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Other Games / Re: Rainbow Six: Siege
« on: March 17, 2018, 04:10:09 PM »
...feel free to add me

Sent :)
I'm not amazing at the game, either. But I get some good matches here, and there. Ive learned a lot of people who are 'good' in this game have good memory of the maps, and very good situational awareness.. pretty steep curve to tackle, but comes pretty naturally over time.

I'm not sure what your sleep/wake schedule looks like.. but my usual days I play quite late (12AM-6AM EDT) - though, I play on my days off as well, throughout the day.

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Who's ready to dust off the ol' ban hammer?

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Other Games / Re: Rainbow Six: Siege
« on: March 07, 2018, 11:02:29 PM »
Thought I'd post a little tid-bit of me playing aggressive defense on stream.. just so happened to be a test-stream..making sure my settings were working correctly.

Not sure I can embed a twitch-clip link, so Here You Go

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General Discussion / Music Thread
« on: March 07, 2018, 05:37:27 AM »
Figured I'd give something for you (psilocybin) guys to jam to.

How about some new, old sound for you old heads. ;)

Band: Greta Van Fleet (Detroit, Michigan - EST 2012 to Present - AVG Age 22~)

Highway Tune


Black Smoke Rising


Safari Song

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General Discussion / Re: Teamspeak and Windows XP
« on: March 01, 2018, 10:14:45 AM »
Lol, funny....

Just watched a video the other day where a fella was rummaging through some auction items (bankruptcy auction for NCIX tech business)
Guy found an ol' copy of XP sitting in a box;
 I joked how I'd love to run XP again - find some custom updates for security/safety's sake.. good to go. :P

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General Discussion / Re: I thought this place was gone for good!
« on: February 24, 2018, 04:05:46 AM »
cheers brothers


doing pretty good


working, life, some music, some good beer, the usual

Sounds nearly exact to my current situation. What brews you be drinking on, lately? My *usual* beer is a 19oz recently released (the size of can, not the brew) from a local MI brewery (Founders) - Their "All Day IPA" << Easy going..crisp..not too strong, yet not too soft in ABV.. Gets the job done for cheap. Not to mention my 20% Employee Discount at my Liquor Store ;)

getting old

FTFY :)


is there a cantina forum? i need access if so

If you ask, you shall receive... I think Optimus, or H need to do this, though. Lol


i have the original GR and expansions


may need to get a copy of graw to play, no optical on this PC to install my legit copy

H just set me up with GRAW - I can't speak for him, but I'm sure he could help you out.

would be great to play again with everyone



any teamspeak info?


need to grab a mic also, that broke ages ago ha ha

Agreed! - Been too long.. gonna have to get Alpha in here.. He knows the forum is back up - new job though, so I'm not sure how busy/free he is as of late. TS info should be somewhere in the forum, though. Along with the Hamachi VPN info to connect to the "not always up" GRAW server.

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