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#1 Edited by alanm26v5 (546 posts) -

I recently upgraded from a 660Ti to a 970 which doubled my benchmark scores. I always use This chart to compare cards across brand and generation, and to see if an upgrade will be meaningful. Witcher 3 runs at a stable 60 despite having an older Sandy Bridge CPU/Mobo, though I only played a few hours so far. If the cards become $30-50 cheaper after next week, that's about what I wanted to be paying. Just make sure if you do upgrade that you have the right power connections available as you might be going from a 2x6 pin to a 1x6 and 1x8 pin, though I think the card I ended up getting was also a 2x6, so just check the specifications.

#2 Posted by alanm26v5 (546 posts) -

@tearhead said:
@alanm26v5 said:

Well now I'm kind of bummed to learn I missed out on getting a free Arkham Knight key by a week.

Send a message to the retailer. I've seen quite a few people get a key from Amazon and Newegg this way.

That totally worked and only took 2 minutes with Amazon Live Chat. Thanks!

#3 Posted by alanm26v5 (546 posts) -

Well now I'm kind of bummed to learn I missed out on getting a free Arkham Knight key by a week.

#4 Posted by alanm26v5 (546 posts) -

Got this Vizio 50" last December and really like it.

#5 Edited by alanm26v5 (546 posts) -

Good or bad, I'm looking forward to anything that might have a chance at ending the "it's like Dark Souls" trend in describing every game ever.

#6 Posted by alanm26v5 (546 posts) -

I bought the hell out of most HD collections released on PS3 because:

a) they were games I hadn't played in 8+ years
b) the jump from 480i 4:3 to HD 16:9 with stable framerate felt significant
c) they were appropriately priced at like $30-40 for 3 games.

Also they just kind of appeared without much marketing at a time in the console cycle where there were already plenty of new games worth playing.

#7 Edited by alanm26v5 (546 posts) -

As someone that played most of these games getting released on PC at 60FPS 1080P and still waiting on a reason to buy a current gen console, I really hope E3 has some exciting news or something to look forward to or I just might be done with consoles.

#8 Edited by alanm26v5 (546 posts) -

I wonder how Elite will control on an Xbox One. I was under the impression that even if you played with a controller you would still want to have a keyboard nearby. Maybe they can do something with Kinect voice and head tracking.

#9 Posted by alanm26v5 (546 posts) -

Some people also use gold to buy carries through raids/challenge modes/pvp for titles, reward mounts, chances at loot. Once high end guilds have cleared the top raid difficulty and have gotten what they want out of it, many will then sell carries until the next content patch comes out. Other than that, or buying a rare minipet off the auctionhouse instead of farming it, gold really isn't all that useful in WoW after a certain point.

#10 Posted by alanm26v5 (546 posts) -

I have cable only because I moved less than a year ago and the Internet+TV package was cheaper than the internet only package for the first year. I've used it like 4 times in 9 months.