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 Post subject: Re: Building a gaming rig
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:43 pm 
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Yeah, I've maxed out my laptop for upgrades and it nearly overheats just watching YouTube videos.


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 Post subject: Re: Building a gaming rig
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:26 pm 
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I find laptops uncomfortable. I rarely use them. In fact I opened a cabinet of my old games and found a laptop I did not recognize. I should really see what is up with that thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Building a gaming rig
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:34 am 
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Yeah, I've been using this thing for a bit and I'm not fond of it at all. Especially performance wise. Hence my building of a new system. Just wish I could make it go faster.


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 Post subject: Re: Building a gaming rig
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:46 am 
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Picked up my hard drive but the power supply was out of stock so I have to wait for it to be shipped from a supplier.


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 Post subject: Re: Building a gaming rig
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:21 am 
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Ordered the RAM and DVD drive today, should be here in a couple of days.

I'm trying to decide between an i5 and an i7 CPU. The two I'm looking at are the i5 4690K and the i7 4790K. They run games at a similar frame rate according to the benchmarks that I've seen. The major difference is the hyperthreading that the i7's have so I'm trying to figure out the advantages of having hyperthreading. Seems like it would help if I'm doing major video editing and CG... So, I might go with the i7 for that.


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 Post subject: Re: Building a gaming rig
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:13 pm 
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After comparing gaming benchmarks I've decided to go with a Pentium G3220. These CPU's perform on par with the higher end i7's available for frame rates and graphics during gameplay, they also cost a lot less. I paid about $90 for this after tax and it comes with a decent quality fan.

If I find that it doesn't perform the way I want it to later I can upgrade to the i5 or i7.

I've already installed the G3220 and my system runs, I just need to install the operating system, I'm downloading Ubuntu Linux right now and I will probably get Windows 7 or 8.1 on my next payday, or I might just wait for Windows 9.


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 Post subject: Re: Building a gaming rig
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:23 pm 
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I'm posting this from my new rig. Running Ubuntu 14. It seems like a decent operating system but I won't be able to do much gaming without changing to Windows. My case fans are blasting out more cold air than the fans in my room do, which is good because I have the two fans in here because the freaking old laptop turns my room into a sauna while it's running.

So, I need 2 monitors, a graphics card or two, and Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or whatever works. That'll have my unit running like I want.

I named it Martok after General/Chancellor Martok from DS9.


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 Post subject: Re: Building a gaming rig
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:57 am 
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Just played Minecraft all night. Even without a graphics card this thing is a million times better than my laptop. When I played offline Minecraft on my laptop it was slo slow I couldn't even move.


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 Post subject: Re: Building a gaming rig
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:44 am 
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When you can't move it's hard to run from creepers.


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 Post subject: Re: Building a gaming rig
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:18 am 
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Very true. I've been messing about in Survival mode and I've been building my own version of the Munchkin Village from The Marvelous Land of Oz in Creative.

I'm thinking I might do the entire map of Oz.


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