Hunter5024's forum posts

#1 Posted by Hunter5024 (5538 posts) -

For a game with such bad combat, that's so heavily focused on story, you should just play on easy.

#2 Posted by Hunter5024 (5538 posts) -

Unless I have nothing else to play right away I usually come back to them later.

#3 Posted by Hunter5024 (5538 posts) -

For me it was also Uncharted 3. Showing all 3 of those set-pieces not only diminished their effect during the game, it also gave me unrealistic expectations.

#4 Edited by Hunter5024 (5538 posts) -

So you are of the opinion that racially motivated crimes against white people are under-represented in the media. Is this based on a feeling you have? Because I was trying to qualify it and the most recent statistic that came up, for 2009 granted, showed:

In 2009, law enforcement agencies reported that 3,816 single-bias hate crime offenses were racially motivated. Of these offenses:

71.4 percent were motivated by anti-black bias.

17.1 percent resulted from anti-white bias.

I mean unless you want to say crimes against white people are also unreported to the police in staggering numbers then it would seem to stand to reason that you're going to hear more about racially motivated crimes against black people. They happen much more often. So I'd have to wonder if knowing that would stop yourself, and many others I've noticed letting it be known that black on white crime happens too. I'm just a few clicks away on Facebook from some idiot posting black-on-white crime videos in response to this whole thing.

Do you think its possible that the statistic is potentially skewed because people are more inclined to believe a crime is racially motivated when a black person is involved than when a white person is involved? Black people are usually (and justifiably), more sensitive to issues of racial discrimination than white people are. Simply because of the history of our country, they would obviously be more likely to believe that their race played a part in the crimes committed against them.

#5 Posted by Hunter5024 (5538 posts) -

@sander_dutch: Thanks, good to know there aren't any super obvious flaws, I'll definitely check out a better video card, I was pretty sure I didn't have the right one picked. Do you have an advice about which brand of SSD to go for?

#6 Posted by Hunter5024 (5538 posts) -

I have a list about this. Unfortunately the site update made it impossible to follow the links though. I should probably edit that.

#7 Edited by Hunter5024 (5538 posts) -

I've only owned one desktop in my life, a gateway that I bought from Best Buy in late 06. Other than putting some extra ram in there, and replacing the video card, I have no experience picking parts or building a PC. It's well past time for me to upgrade though, and I've been doing a little research and reading reviews for stuff trying to figure out what to get. Because I know so little, I was hoping to get some advice from you duders. In terms of cost, I intend to buy this thing a part at a time, so I don't really care how expensive it gets. The only problem I can foresee is paying for the bigger parts, because it may be hard to get enough money together at one time. Obviously I wouldn't mind saving money where I can.

As far as gaming goes, I intend to use this machine for every PC exclusive game over the next several years, and I'd like it to run these games decently, but I don't really mind using lower settings in the future. I also intend to use this PC for some hobbyist game design. I mostly use Flash, but I'd also like to try out Unity, so I need it to run both of those programs capably. I may decide I want to run similar but slightly more intensive programs later on as well so I'd like to build for that scenario. Also I need it to have an HDMI port so I can hook it up to my tv. Other than that my only desire is for this thing to be as fast as possible, because I'm incredibly impatient.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor Decided to go for the i7.

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler Switched from liquid to air, since air is apparently quieter, and from what I've heard easy to set up.

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard I know nothing about motherboards. I've heard Asus is a good brand, that is why I picked this one.

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Downgraded and doubled the ram. Shouldn't be too expensive or difficult to upgrade so I could always replace it later on.

Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk Kept the brand, doubled the space, upgraded the type. Since it helps speed I figure it will be worth it. Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive My portable hard drive is a seagate, and it hasn't broken yet so I chose that brand.

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card Upgraded the gpu, it wasn't even that much more expensive than the original.

Sound Card: Decided not to get one.

Case: Corsair 500R White Since led's aren't difficult to disable, and the other two were so big, I decided to get this one. Cheaper too.

Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze Upgraded this.

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Edit: Meant to put this in the PC forum. Oops.

Edit 2: Updated the list of parts.

#8 Edited by Hunter5024 (5538 posts) -

If they made it, I would gladly buy it.

#9 Posted by Hunter5024 (5538 posts) -

@8bit_archer: They do, but the hat is what makes Vivi to me.

#10 Posted by Hunter5024 (5538 posts) -

Awesome. Although I'd say if you want this to be Vivi rather than just a black mage, you should find a way to make the tip of the hat tilt backwards.