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#1 Edited by PatVB (359 posts) -
#2 Posted by PatVB (359 posts) -

Wow, this brings back a lot of great, old memories. Thanks for posting these, duder!

#3 Posted by PatVB (359 posts) -

@mb: This is perfect! Thanks, duder!

#4 Posted by PatVB (359 posts) -

@mb: Excellent questions! I've got a mouse, but need a keyboard, monitor, and speakers. As for the other stuff, it doesn't necessarily need to be super small and quiet, but I don't want a deafening monster either. And games are the most strenuous thing I'll be doing on it. Other than that, it'll be for streaming video. Thank you so much!

#5 Posted by PatVB (359 posts) -

I just started a new job, and my first big purchase is going to be a new gaming PC. I've been using a laptop for years, so I'm long overdue for an upgrade. I want something that will be able to run new games like The Witcher 3 at high settings.

Is this Tested build from last year still a good purchase? Specifically, the second of the three listed. $1500 is about the most I'm willing to pay, but are there any upgrades I can make without raising the cost too much higher? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!

#6 Posted by PatVB (359 posts) -

Ha, these are all great!

#7 Posted by PatVB (359 posts) -

Fort Myers, Florida, USA!

#8 Posted by PatVB (359 posts) -

Update: just spent 30 mins with Sony tech support. The PS3 works fine when it's connected directly to the TV, but they had no idea why it freaks out when it routes through the receiver. After trying everything in their handbook, they told me I'd need to have it serviced. Just posting this for posterity in case someone else has this issue.

#9 Edited by PatVB (359 posts) -

@fisk0: Good call. Just tested with a Blu-ray and got the same issue. I'll take @awesomeusername's advice and talk to Sony. Thanks, y'all!

#10 Posted by PatVB (359 posts) -

I haven't used my PS3 in while, but now when I try to launch a game, the screen gets filled with static. The game is still visible under the white noise, but it's virtually unplayable. I've spent two hours trouble shooting, and I'm completely out of ideas. Here's what I know so far:

  • This only happens with games. The PS3 dashboard works fine, as do other apps (e.g. Netflix, PSN Store)
  • This happens both with disc games and with downloaded games, so it's not an issue with the Blu-ray laser or a scratched disc.
  • This issue does not occur on other consoles hooked up to the same A/V receiver.
  • I tested with multiple HDMI cables, to no avail.
  • This PS3 has worked perfectly fine before using the exact A/V setup.

Does anyone have any other ideas for things I can try? I tested every variable I can possibly think of, and I'm at wit's end. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance, duders.