sarahsdad's forum posts

#1 Posted by sarahsdad (1256 posts) -

Fast Five: 7 out of 8 cylinders. Could have used a little bit more Rock.

#2 Posted by sarahsdad (1256 posts) -

I've decided I need to see Fast & Furious 7, but I don't want to go in cold. I also don't know that I want risk burnout by watching the previous 6 movies in such short order.

So...are Five and Six enough of a primer for what's likely to be in 7, or should I find some sort of speed run / cliffs notes / wikipedia entry on the whole thing?

#3 Posted by sarahsdad (1256 posts) -

Does the game work well / at all for two player couch co-op? I've been looking for something besides Diablo on PS4 to scratch that itch.

#4 Edited by sarahsdad (1256 posts) -

I can't pretend to understand what you've gone through, but congrats on getting to a place where you feel comfortable with who you are.

If it's not too personal to ask, is the HRT something you have to keep doing, or does it get to a tipping point where your body recognizes that this is the new normal, and just carries on without outside help?

#5 Posted by sarahsdad (1256 posts) -

sarahsdad on PS4 - Eastern time, mostly at night or on weekends.

#6 Posted by sarahsdad (1256 posts) -

@loafsmooch: So the game tries to sort folks into groups based on their preferences, as opposed to having it be a group of five who then vote on what everyone is going to play?

#7 Posted by sarahsdad (1256 posts) -

I'm wondering how the matchmaking works, and if it's flexible enough that I could go in, select that I want to play a monster each time, and (potentially) always be matched up with a group of hunters in need of a monster to chase. Basically, does the game group five people first, and let them choose who gets what, or does it group by class/monster?

#8 Posted by sarahsdad (1256 posts) -

Quick update. Ordered the parts Friday/Saturday. Just wanted to give a couple quick thanks. First to @onarum for pointing me towards Corsair cases. Reading reviews of the original case I'd planned on I noticed all sorts of complaints with the built in power supply, so I switched out and got a Corsair SPEC-01 Red instead, with a Corsair power supply to put in it. Together they ran about 50-60 more than the original case I was thinking of, but with all of the good Corsair reviews, it seemed a safe bet. Also to @corevi for pointing out that RAM is better in pairs; I would have just bought one large chip instead of two smaller ones otherwise. And lastly to @karkarov. I ended up getting an i3 in the end, mostly from cost, and for what I expect to be doing with the computer. The board can be upgraded though, so I expect an i5 and a couple other upgrades will come latter.

Now it's just waiting, and hoping the snow storms sweeping Massachusetts don't cause too many problems with the deliveries.

#9 Posted by sarahsdad (1256 posts) -

Ok, I've got a Motherboard, Case, memory, and drives sorted out to ones that I like. I'm going Intel, since I feel like I can understand their chip ordering better than AMD. The motherboard is using the LGA 1150 socket, and the B85 chipset, so there should be plenty of room to expand if/when I want to add another drive, update the CPU, etc. The next question would be on the balance of getting a slightly slower chip and a graphics card, or getting a faster chip and no graphics card. I can get an i3 and what seems like a decent card for the price of an i5 and no card. A couple things to consider:

  • The monitor I'm connecting to for the time being is at 1280x1024
  • I'm fully expecting/prepared to put about 100.00 year into upgrades for this, for new monitor, better CPU, etc.
  • I'm still expecting to do most of my gaming on console, so if a game comes out that the computer can't run, I'm pretty sure I will be 100% OK with adding it to my steam list for "someday"
#10 Edited by sarahsdad (1256 posts) -

@corevi: Thanks for the build list. I went with the A4 to get something that had a built in GPU. I could be 180 degrees wrong, but wouldn't I also need a separate graphics card if I'm using the Athlon X4 for a processor?