Orexis97's forum posts

#1 Posted by Orexis97 (55 posts) -

Hey all,

Just curious as to what is a good antivirus nowadays. I usually run Malwarebytes and AdblockPlus/NoScript with Firefox, but I'm looking for a good antivirus to go with those, preferably something that isn't resource heavy while still providing decent protection. I've been using Symantec/Norton the past few years, but it always seems like the general consensus is that's its decidedly 'bleh'.

#2 Posted by Orexis97 (55 posts) -

@mb said:

Build looks great. I think the 4690k is more than fine, I have one myself in one of my machines and I couldn't be happier with it. It's a good CPU choice, you aren't going to be needing to upgrade that thing anytime soon.

I see you chose a 4690k unlocked chip, but no aftermarket CPU cooler. You don't necessarily need one if you don't plan on overclocking, but you may as well just get one now and install it while you're building the thing. Then you'll be set up for overclocking down the road if you decide to do that. Personally, I'm a fan of Noctua air coolers.

As far as your drives, on that board I think all of the SATA ports are identical so it shouldn't matter which ports you plug them into. You choose boot devices and priority in BIOS. All that stuff is covered in the manual and is fairly straightforward.

For cases, just pick one that you think looks cool and has a good feature set. I recommend watching some build videos with the cases you are interested in on YouTube to see what the builders think of them and how the process goes. I recommend LinusTechTips and HardwareCanucks.

PSUs...a lot of that is personal preference. Just go with a major brand and get a unit that has good reviews, and of course modular to help with your cable management. I personally like the Corsair HX Professional Series.

I'm not sure what you mean when you say 'unlocked chip'. Does that just mean that the processor can be overclocked? How do I know whether a chip is unlocked or not? Is that processor still worth getting if I don't overclock it?

#3 Edited by Orexis97 (55 posts) -

Hey all!

Some of you might remember me from this thread asking about gaming laptops: http://www.giantbomb.com/pc/3045-94/forums/looking-to-get-a-gaming-laptop-1767091/#12

I'm weighing my options now, and I figured I might as well consider building a pc instead. I currently have a rough build that looks like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BL6HLk

Anyone have any thoughts on it?

One thing I was wondering was whether I should consider upgrading the processor. I know the general consensus is that an i5 is good enough for gaming, but I wonder if its something that would still be true several years from now. Keep in mind that I don't plan on doing any overclocking if I do decide to build this thing. Also does anyone have any specific case and psu recommendations? I thought the two I selected looked good, but I'd like to know your guys' thoughts on them and what I should look for.

Also, really newbie question here, but I have never built a pc with an ssd and a regular hd before. Is it as simple as connecting the ssd to a SATA port on the motherboard (I'm assuming SATA 0) and the hd to a different SATA port? Will the motherboard and Windows just auto detect that I have two drives installed without me having to fiddle with anything?

Thanks! :)

#4 Edited by Orexis97 (55 posts) -

@ch3burashka: Thanks for recommending that Wirecutter article! I checked it out and am leaning towards the ASUS ROG G751JT-DH72: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NVV2B98/ref=psdc_565108_t1_B00OBQ5950.

Anyone have any experience with ASUS laptops? As much as SSDs intrigue me, they just seem so expensive for the HD space they give. Is paying an extra $250 really worth it? I'm not sure how comfortable I am manually adding one in like the article suggested.

@dokaka: Right now, I'm mainly playing WoW and Warframe on my PC, plus the occasional indie game off Steam. I do like playing big AAA games on my PC sometimes, so I'd still like to buy something that can play those decently. I'm mainly interested in getting a laptop, since I'm going through a period of upheaval in my life right now, and I want something mobile since I might be traveling from place to place. That being said, if I do decide to get a desktop, what are some good places to get a pre-built? I would build my own, and have done it before, but I have developed some major anxiety issues when it comes to digging around inside computers, and am trying to avoid it (which probably isn't too great of an idea :/).

#5 Posted by Orexis97 (55 posts) -

Hey all, I'm interested in getting a new laptop that can do gaming while still being somewhat portable. I know I'm not gonna get the same level of graphical quality as a full blown desktop; but I'm kind of at a stage where I need something mobile and lugging around a desktop just isn't going to be very feasible. Does anyone here have any recommendations in terms of what I should look for? What are some good, reliable brands? I'm trying to keep the price around $1000-$1200. Any help would be appreciated!

#6 Posted by Orexis97 (55 posts) -
@alexw00d said:

@ghostiet said:

Apparently, it was a mistake - it came from their German office and was a result of them trying to curb the debug version of Dark Souls that was leaked.

Of course it was a mistake, but that never stops people jumping the gun and claiming Namco are a bunch of scumbags who can't do their jobs properly and they won't buy their games any more. Sad really.

Well, with the way this community has been trending are you honestly surprised?



Oh look, it's officially a mistake. Who would have thought?

#7 Posted by Orexis97 (55 posts) -

Sure, I'm up for some free stuff.

#8 Posted by Orexis97 (55 posts) -

Would totally love to get in on a raid group for future raids. Lvl 28 warlock w/ both subclasses maxed

PSN: Orexis97

I've completed it multiple times.

#9 Edited by Orexis97 (55 posts) -



Next week's Hotfix is going to contain some fixes to the Atheon encounter.

  • We've added "baby bumpers" to areas where players could knock Atheon out of the environment.
  • Knocking a boss off a ledge is a bug. We will seek to address bugs like these as quickly as possible.

The encounter goal for Atheon is to act as a climax and the culmination of learning for a given Raid group. Part of that is making sure that each player in your group can perform every job as required. A change will take effect next week which fixes a bug with Atheon's target selection. When using its Timestream ability, Atheon will select 3 players at random, instead of choosing the three players furthest from it."

By adding an extra dose of random bullshit to the fight. This design decision is mind-boggling to me (which, to be fair, is about on par for this game). Given the thin margin for error in this fight, forcing random people into the portal who a) might not be setup to handle the oracles, or b) have no idea how to use the relic is just asking for a total clusterfuck. This just feels like Bungie purposefully padding this shit out even further because too many people all beating the raid, and they have absolutely zero new content coming for the next two months. Also, the fact that they are "fixing" this bug and not the actual encounter breaking ones where the damn teleport and/or portal randomly decide not to work is even more facepalm worthy.

#10 Posted by Orexis97 (55 posts) -

PSN: Orexis97

28 Warlock with both classes maxed. I tend to raid during the weekends, though feel free to invite me if I'm on whenever.