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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp

 

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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
You don't need a prebuilt machine to have a shiny box, if that's what you're trying to say.
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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
Oh i know that,  ;)  i'm not saying it's better to buy pre-built/assembled. It's just more convenient. The specs aren't too shabby either now are they ;7

 

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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
Also, if your integrated chip is not that great or if you have expensive headphones or if you have monitor or surround speakers, you want a sound card.  Trust me, the extra $175 makes a gigantic difference in sound quality.  Don't even bother, though, if your speakers cost you less than $200 or your headphones were sub-$100.

Show me a normalized frequency response curve for your high-dollar speaker/headphone system and lets compare it against a "sub-par" system.

I'm talking about retail price, not sale price on Amazon or something.  Example: It costs around $70 to buy Sony MDR-V6 headphones, but the retail price is around $110 so it falls under my generalization.  Indeed, those headphones are improved significantly by a sound card.

Also, some expensive audio equipment is ****.  My price ranges are generalizations; use your brain if you actually buy something.

 

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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp

120 GB are enough for Win 7 and Games


Oh, my ribs, that was funny
1.75TB will only hold around 350 games so 120gb is going to go anywhere.

 

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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
Why would you need 350 games installed I don't even.
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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
You can easily hit that if you buy Indie bundles on Steam for a single interesting item inside (yes, this is a viable strategy, these bundles are often very cheap, especially during sales). However, the kind of games that come inside such bundles rarely exceed one GB. I guess that if you used that 120GB for games only, and you're not modding (I should most likely get rid of all this old FS2 stuff, it takes up half of my HD and isn't really good for anything anymore), this might be enough.

 

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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
You realize that when you buy stuff on Steam you don't have to keep it installed on your computer, right ?
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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

SpardaSon21: it seems like you exist in a permanent state of half-joking misanthropy

Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
bigchunk1: ...

batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
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Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
I can tell you wwhat my rig is..and it is GLORIOUS

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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
You realize that when you buy stuff on Steam you don't have to keep it installed on your computer, right ?

Everybody should install ALL the games!  :drevil:
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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
You realize that when you buy stuff on Steam you don't have to keep it installed on your computer, right ?
You don't have to, but unless you're tight on drive space (well, it can happen if you only have 120GB, but is otherwise unlikely), it'd rather tedious to install and uninstall games every time you feel like playing them. When I install a game on Steam, I'm not uninstalling it after I complete it.

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
Well we were talking about 120GB here. Try to keep up with the conversation.
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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

SpardaSon21: it seems like you exist in a permanent state of half-joking misanthropy

Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
bigchunk1: ...

batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie

 

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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
Total War: Shogun 2 is a 26GB (not the 16GB it claimed) download from Steam, so it's more like four games at a time (don't forget that Windows takes up a ridiculous amount of space for an OS).

 
Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
My Games HD, where I also keep some FRAPS recordings and a few backups of valuable files, is ~500 GB. I just yesterday had to uninstall a bunch of games that I didn't have a particular likelihood of playing anytime soon in order to clear up space.

If you play a lot of games, I would recommend at least 500 GB to avoid frequent downloading and uninstalling. 600~800 GB would be a nice bit of room to be comfortable with.
At least 60 GB for your OS, and if it's a SSD, keep your page file somewhere else.
Then I would recommend a separate HD or partition for your various programs/applications and files (like music and pictures), space varies depending on your needs, but ~50 GB should cover it pretty well, unless you keep a bunch of HD movies and stuff around. Or you could just keep that on the big HD, but it gets very cluttered so I like to keep it separate

 

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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
Dear god you reminded me... I'm overdue a defrag :shaking:

 

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Dear god you reminded me... I'm overdue a defrag :shaking:

You or your hard drive? :drevil:  ;7
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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
Doesn't your win 7 does it on his own.
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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

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bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
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batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie

 

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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
Doesn't your win 7 does it on his own.
not all that effectively.

i got defraggler running on my pc and i've had it replace windaz' one. 9% fragmentation on the 200GB partition, 2% on the 930GB one.

5.9 gigs of fragmented files, for a count of 2500 fragments for one and 18.9 gigs on the other for 83 fragments. and i'm pretty sure thats the guild wars 2 file, as its 16 or so gigs...
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Offline Davros

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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
Why would you need 350 games installed I don't even.

Obviously just an example 350 is not nearly enough

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Reccomend me a list of stuff to buy for a good gaming comp
Can't remember if it's relevant to this topic-- Defraggling my freespace folder, ETA, 22 hours :jaw: not surprised seeing as I've basically kept the EXACT SAME ONE since 1999. Still got my old pxo. Configs too.