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Name: James@PCPosh Offline
Joined: Wednesday, March 30, 2016(UTC)
Last Visit: Monday, June 6, 2016 10:01:29 AM(UTC)
Number of Posts: 80
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Topic: GOG connect - get some steam games DRM free   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016 4:54:34 PM(UTC)
So I just added $64 worth of steam games to my GoG library. Good looking out.
Topic: What is your ideal rig for gaming?   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 12:13:04 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Blackhawk8100 Go to Quoted Post
NO JAMES! 2 GTX 1080s, probs better than the Titans :P

Yeah, I've compared a lot of bench tests and clocks between the Titan X and the 1080s since the NDA lifted, and suprisingly for their price point the 1080s do outperform the Titan X in most games and uses -- but there are some applications (specifically targeting 4k) where the Titan wins...

BUT, I suppose at the end of the day, the main benefit of the 1080 is it's overclock potential, and none of the benches I've looked at were OC'd... More over, even in the applications where the Titan did win, it didn't win by very much - so I guess the money I'd be saving by getting a couple 1080s (like, literally $2,200 gets shaved off the total build quote) would more than make up for any performance loss I'd have overall given that the 1080s don't support 3-way SLI.

So, yeah - you win, and I've adjusted my ideal rig.

Topic: What is your ideal rig for gaming?   Go to last post
Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 7:09:51 PM(UTC)
Case: Lian-Li PC-08WX ($389.99)

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2667 V3 (8 Cores @ 3.2GHz) ($1,884.95)

GPU: 3x EVGA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB OC'd cards in 3-Way SLI ($1079.99 each, $3,239.97 total)

Cooling: Custom Water Cooling Loop ($600 for what I want)

Motherboard: MSI X99A GODLIKE Gaming Carbon EATX LGA2011-3 ($599.99)

RAM: 128GB (8x 16GB) of Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000 ($759.99)

SSDs: 4x Samgsung 850 PRO 2TV 2.5" drives in RAID-5 ($860 each, $3,440 total)

Net: Cisco N2XX-ABPCI03-M3 10/100/1000 Mbps 4-Port Multiplexing Network Adapter ($462.83)

Display: 3x LG 31MU97C-B 31" 4K Monitors ($899.99 each, $2,699.97 total)

Keyboard: Corsair STRAFE ($139.99)

Mouse: Corsair M65 ($91.34)

For a grand total of $14,849.12 -- which means my current disposable income ($2.73 across various coins) is about 1.84% of the way there. Dream big!

Topic: HotHardware Spring Fling PC Giveaway!   Go to last post
Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 1:18:00 AM(UTC)
Kudos, man - it's looking good!
Topic: Let's Play   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:11:56 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Blackhawk8100 Go to Quoted Post
Speed

I just don't have the capability xD

You're doing better than the rest of us, though. (In the sense that upload is what really matters)

Topic: Let's Play   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016 6:55:22 PM(UTC)
It's looking like all three of us play Minecraft. So I guess that begs the question: what would it take to get a server setup? The only thing holding me back is my ISP.

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Ignoring that, I've just started hosting a 1.9 at james.pcposh.com (no port number required). It's a brand new server, moddable but currently vanilla, nothing has been built yet; it should however serve as a good test of whether or not my ISP even makes something like this feasible.

Topic: My primary machine   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016 6:10:52 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Blackhawk8100 Go to Quoted Post
You know, you could do a review on the mobo on your channel...just throwin' that out there :P

Oh, believe me the thought has more than crossed my mind. But with no RAM or CPU to put in it, the best I can do is a cold unboxing (Which is better than nothing, for sure), and I'm just not sure how many people would take an interest in a video that's mostly B-Roll and talking about how nice it would be if I could throw an i7, 64GB of DDR4, and two 980TIs in and take it for a test drive, lol.

Topic: Let's Play   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016 12:21:09 PM(UTC)
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Topic: Let's Play   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016 12:19:44 PM(UTC)
It's been a quite few days on the forums, so I thought maybe anyone interested in finding some new gaming buddies could post a profile in this thread. I'll start:

Steam Name: James@PCPosh

Games Owned: 180 (not counting non-steam games)

Most recent titles:

7 Days to Die

Minecraft

Stardew Valley

Kirbal Space Program

Ark Survival Evolved

Most hours logged:

Minecraft (non-tracked, unknowable, but feels like more than any of the rest of these)

7 Days to Die - 149 hours

Skyrim - 166 hours

GTA V - 268 hours

Starbound - 237 hours

Terraria - 224 hours

Preferred Tags: Creative, Sandbox, Open World, MMO, Cooperative

Disliked Tags: Death-match, FPS, Pay to Play, Turn Based, Competitive, Sports

Topic: My primary machine   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:44:23 PM(UTC)
Having been fortunate enough to win a motherboard here at HH, I'm considering trying to sell this build in order to finance an Intel build.

I've priced out all the components I would need to build I system I would be happy with, so I know about how much money I'd like to get, but I'm just not sure about the aftermarket price for electronics. I poked around on Craigslist and it looks like people are charging roughly double (sometimes more) than I'd expect to pay for even old, weak desktops and laptops.

So, I ask you: fellow citizens of the great nation of HH, what would you consider a good price for the system I've outlined in the original post?