• TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic A Bunch Of Dads. on the Off-Topic board

    I'm not even a dad, but I listen to these anyway just because they are so amusing. This is the first time I have heard Vinny on anything since the move. I almost cried (a single, manly tear). I misse...

  • TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic Ethernet cable between ps3's. on the PlayStation 3 board

    Fun fact. On windows 8 pc's you can do it with just an ethernet cable. I've done it to transfer large amounts of files when I got a new computer and needed to move stuff off my old one. It's interest...

  • TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic Building a PC, thoughts?. on the PC board

    If gaming is the primary use of the machine, the second one would be a better choice. I would recommend a few changes though. That power supply isn't particularly great. I would get an EVGA or Corsair...

  • TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic HDD Health Help?. on the PC board

    @hayt: If stuff is overheating from poor cooling performance, that would do it. Something like HWMonitor can help give you temperature information

  • TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic HDD Health Help?. on the PC board

    I would suspect just loosing performance to age of OS install/cluttered registry and stuff. CCleaner can help some with that. When I had a HDD fail, I would get some random lock ups of the whole compu...

  • TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic I like Dan. on the Dan Ryckert board

    I really miss Vinny on the podcast/in my life. I hope they get some stuff going on over there soon.

  • TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic 780 GTX Owners, help!. on the PC board

    I would also recommend the R9 290. The saphire Tri-x ones are very quiet cards. If you have your heart set on an nvidia one though, I would either go with Gigabyte or EVGA, with EVGA being my preferen...

  • TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic Which console will you go with for Destiny? Xbox One or Playstation 4?. on the Destiny board

    The only thing that could get me to get either console at this point, or even think about it, is if there were 2-3 PS4 exclusives as good as or better than the last of us that were never coming to PC...

  • TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic Gaming PC problems :(. on the PC board

    Did you ever check thermals? What is your case/cooling like? The 970 boards can have some problems with the northbridge getting too warm and throttling. Try and put a fan right on that (zip tie it if ...

  • TriBeard posted a message on the post Wait, Sierra's Coming Back?.

    How about a real Empire Earth 2 sequel. 3 was horrible.

  • TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic Should there be two podcasts now?. on the Bombcast board

    Yeah, I vote for skyping in to the bombcast proper. Skype/hangouts/whatever else is good enough at this point, especially because it stands to reason that they have decent internet connections and mi...

  • TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic GPU advice. on the PC board

    @pcorb: I guess my thing is that I use my rig for more than just video games. I do a lot of media encoding, some photoshop and a little bit of video editing too, and for those things the 8350 is more...

  • TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic GPU advice. on the PC board

    @ripelivejam: if you have vsync on, turn it off. It caps the framerate to 30fps. @pcorb: True, but that cooling solution will almost certainly be able to be used across upgrades, so while it still do...

  • TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic GPU advice. on the PC board

    @pcorb: Also worth noting though, is that that i3 and the 8350 are running at stock speeds. Overclock that 8350 and rerun that and see what happens. I bet that gap closes a lot.

  • TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic GPU advice. on the PC board

    I've got an 8350 @4.8Ghz and an R9 290 at basically stock settings (slight bump on core, not much on memory) and haven't run in to a game that I can't play at "max" (all details and effects maxed out...

  • TriBeard posted a message in the forum topic Installing a new Power Supply Unit.. on the PC board

    I've got the 750w version of this unit, and it's been great. Haven't had a problem, nice and quiet and gets great reviews. Is also Gold rated where most units in the price range are bronze, meaning i...