Flabbergastrate's forum posts

#1 Posted by Flabbergastrate (381 posts) -
#2 Edited by Flabbergastrate (381 posts) -

Young Liquid is my rap name.

#3 Edited by Flabbergastrate (381 posts) -

Steam name: Quesadildo

Location: USA

Bracket: Normal

Wins: ~200

Role/Hero: Most supports 'cept Chen, many core heroes like Death Prophet and Necrolyte. Some experience with hard carries.

I call not captain ain't nobody got time for that

#4 Posted by Flabbergastrate (381 posts) -

This is about as interactive as the Uncharted games, so I I'm certain the game will sell millions of dollars.

#5 Edited by Flabbergastrate (381 posts) -

Thanks guys!

Is it at all possible to install Windows 7/8 on the thing without a disc drive? I don't think a disk drive is really worth getting for any other reason, really.

Edit: The Windows 8 Upgrade version works on a fresh install, right? I don't see any other version.

#6 Edited by Flabbergastrate (381 posts) -

Thanks, I'll go ahead and give him the okay. So the processor will work fine for a while?

#7 Posted by Flabbergastrate (381 posts) -

This is what I have so far:

CPU - Core i5 3570K

Motherboard - Gigabyte Z77-UP4 TH

RAM - Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

Graphics Card - XFX Radeon HD 7870 Core

PSU - Coolermaster GX650

OS - Windows 8 Pro

Display - ASUS VH236H

Keyboard - Nighthawk-X8

Case - Antec P280

Based on this initial build. He had a laptop before this, so all he has is a mouse. The current total, looking at Newegg, TigerDirect, and Amazon, comes to $1,239. Maybe a little more. We're wondering if he should step up to a more future-proof CPU. He is also interested in getting an SSD instead of an HDD, but he isn't sure if it's worth the money. With Steam, he would be able to install and uninstall games to mediate the space so he was thinking of buying a 120GB SSD for about $100 to store the OS, games, and applications and 500GB HDD to store other stuff. He mostly streams music and we have more than enough devices to play DVDs and Blu-Rays so he opted to let the Disk drive go. He also plans on doing some game development on it. I just wanted recommendations from you guys. He wants to keep the total (minus monitor/keyboard) under $1000.

#8 Edited by Flabbergastrate (381 posts) -

At this point, I feel like the only thing that separates the 360's online infrastructure from their console competitors is their speed. Updates and download speeds are generally faster on the 360, while the download system on PS3 is often frequent and tedious. I have at assume that these faster speeds are in part possible because people are (sort of) paying into them. The MS server guys can continue validating needing faster speeds by saying "if we're as slow as PSN, people may consider whether our service really is more valuable."

The obvious counterpoint, is, of course, that you can take advantage of those speeds without paying at all, and it's ludicrous to think that MS would ever restrict their download speeds to favor Gold members (I mean, they could, but it'd be stupid). So Gold members are paying into a pool, of sorts, where faster download speeds and more consistent servers are paid by some people but benefit everyone. To keep this up, MS has to keep charging for Gold. Now that the competition (PS3, not necessarily Wii/U just yet) in terms of features, MS has a harder time justifying that $60, but they have to keep charging for it.

It's a weird corner to paint yourself into, but there they are. And in case anyone thinks I'm defending MS, I'm not. I think Gold is bullshit, and I only renewed last year because it was $30 and was tax-deductible (I reviewed a couple 360 games for money the year I bought it). My theory could be entirely off the mark (I'm not an expert), but that's why I think they're still charging for it. That said, I largely agree with the article.

#9 Posted by Flabbergastrate (381 posts) -

Do we have an official GB group for Dota 2? Feels like we should have one.

#10 Posted by Flabbergastrate (381 posts) -

Favorite: Dota 2

Hated: Assassin's Creed. It killed all of my appreciation for that series. I even liked RE6 more.