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PCs / New Power Supply advice
« on: April 03, 2021, 04:49:15 AM »
Well I have a second hand PC which is ancient by modern standards, but what do you know, its better than my almost 11 year old desktop!    I went to power it up and saw and heard sparks, then smelt some smoke from the PSU.  it was a 420W thing which had served it well as its first purpose.  I need something to replace it for a while till I finally buy an actual new one for me. 

So whats a decent PSU for a desktop that will be doing games and not much else, might run 2 HDDs and not much else.  For arguments sake, here is a local place I could get stuff and they have an easter sale on now

Just so you know, over here we run 230V.  Ask any questions you need ..

PCs / New Computer "Theorycrafting"
« on: November 23, 2020, 10:15:04 PM »
Things have changed a bit, and next year may well be the year I get my next new machine.  I'm horribly out of date on things.  I remember that website logical increments being quite useful around tiers and setups.  However I feel I'm a bit blind to "why" they make some of their choices.  Whats the benefit of some stock parts, vs spend an extra $50 or $200 for next bits up.

If I'm doing this properly I should probably get a new everything.  My current screen on my old PC was a bit old when I got it. 

I'll have a look around local pricing as things change a bit.

AMD/Intel for CPUs (I've never actually overclocked anything)
Motherboards? Does it really matter? Ideally I'll look for something that doesn't limit me to small numbers of RAM slots.  I don't normally get too much expansion stuff ..
RAM, whats minimum vs decent for the future? speeds?
RGB? lol?
HDD options?
Get a screen with all the Hertz and all the curves?

Ideally I want to do VR, that alone has a few options

What do you think I should start dreaming about?

General Discussion / One of my best friends has unexpectedly passed
« on: October 18, 2020, 06:20:44 AM »
I'm a bit broken now, she dated a friend of mine in uni.  Their relationship didn't last but we had a friendship that went on about 18 years.  I knew she was in hospital, I knew there were multiple problems, but I did not expect this. It wasn't covid stuff though.  Someone you could talk to about anything.

Fuck 2020.

I've been thinking after I get these assignments out the way I need to talk to an EAP service about a few things.  That just got bumped up the priority list.

Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / Operation Complete Normal: continued
« on: August 17, 2020, 07:45:12 AM »
Here is a blast from the past

That CarBot animations D2 youtube videos have got me excited about the game and actually playing again!  I've got a few characters to beat normal Diablo, some taking a heck of a lot of time. 

Currently taking some untwinked characters in 1.08 through normal act2.  Its slow going but fun getting levels, picking up rares, locking in those waypoints!

Only 15 characters left in it now.
9 in act 2 normal.
3 in act 3 normal.
3 in act 4 normal.

They cover patches 1.02, 1.06, 1.07 and 1.08.

The 1.07 are the strongest as they have had hand me down gear available!  At this rate I might be out of Act 2 by Christmas!

General Discussion / Latest member: gohanman
« on: August 11, 2020, 08:15:16 AM »
I was both surprised and excited to see this! So buddy if you are this and are lurking. You can get back to posting!

Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / New Diablo immortal trailer out.
« on: August 04, 2020, 03:57:22 AM »
It looks more polished than before but basically d3 on a phone. No hint of release date. No talk of micro transactions.

With the sound effects itís nostalgic and funny too

I actually went in game! Considered scrapping stuff but another day

Gaming General / Bunch more EA games on Steam now! (25+)
« on: June 05, 2020, 05:18:49 AM »
Kinda something for everyone, some of the dragon age, Crysis 3, 3 more Need for Speeds.  I think some more are coming too

I will pick up some of these soon!  I hope they go and get some more from their back catalogue.  People don't just want to buy and play things from within the last 3 years. 

And look at all those people with 10 000+ games on their account, they are after a bargain for the next 1000.

Gaming General / Serious Sam 4 is coming in August
« on: May 22, 2020, 05:25:00 AM »
Nice 5 minute video describing some of what is coming

Also since its from Croteam, even at full price its maybe half what some AAA games start at, and you know over time it will get cheap. 

Coming in August :D


Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / site and forum
« on: May 18, 2020, 07:00:38 PM »
So not sure whats happening, but they haven't had any news update since December, and there has been news which normally they would jump on, or random nothings to fill the air.

I looked around the forums for some answers and found this

The community is moving here: 

I see some things around 2 months ago people are going, and bringing over content, but its weird that its not publicised more.  Who knows what has happened or why, but it is the official moderators going across with the community.

Just in case you are still into that thing of course.

Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / 8 years
« on: May 14, 2020, 07:12:09 AM »
Its just passed midnight here, and now the 15th of May.  Facebook memories tells me that 7pm on the 15th 8 years ago, after all those years waiting since Diablo2, we finally got to experience Error 37!

The Argument Chamber / Abortion
« on: March 18, 2020, 02:53:15 AM »
Now legal in New Zealand!
Somewhere in the 70s the old lady was setup so it was in the crimes act but if a women talked to 2 doctors and said it would affect her mental health she could get an abortion

Change is here now

Gaming General / Interesting video on vr
« on: March 05, 2020, 02:10:19 AM »

The guy talks about how it is really immersive and can be great. It can be really hard, make you hot and tired.

Also you look silly to anyone else watching you irl

Good watch if you think be is just a fad or into it.

Also darkness: do you strip off to play?

Gaming General / Halo: Master Chief Collection on PC
« on: March 03, 2020, 02:55:38 PM »
Last year Halo Reach hit PC for the first time. Today Halo 1 remastered hits with little advance warning.  The roadmap is showing 6 more coming 2020.  Halo2, Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST and Halo4. 
I'm excited but waiting till at least Halo3 as I've played 1 and 2 back in the day.  I want a good run at them before I put down my money.

Microsoft is amazing and is basically the complete opposite of what they were like a bunch of years ago.

Putting in time, effort to get a classic series of games onto more platforms, into more peoples hands who could have but didn't play in the other walled gardens.  I hope there are other companies looking at this and thinking "this is how you do it" and not to do a "Warcraft 3"

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