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Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« on: May 08, 2019, 11:30:34 PM »
650 watt psu good enough or do I need more? Used to buy a psu based on GPU needs, but I honestly don't know all that much about this stuff.

Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« on: April 21, 2019, 10:39:46 PM »
How long you been speed running? I know you did Metroid, but doing multiple games gotta take a lot of time, and you have to like the game enough to play it for months on end.

Only game I had like that was mass effect 1, and it wasn't even that fast for speedrun standards. ~4.5 hours.

Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40,000
« on: April 21, 2019, 10:33:16 PM »
It's not for everyone. I wasn't ready for the money/time/effort investment when I tried a decade back. Now, starting to enjoy it.

Still work in progress but I'm starting to improve the look. Soon as I get one fully completed, I can go full assembly line mode. In the meantime still experimenting and trying to learn new things to get the look i want. At least for troops, there's many of them so I can do 5 different things on 5 different models to see what works.

Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« on: April 21, 2019, 01:18:14 AM »
konichiwa bitches

8. Dragon Quest

While back I got the gba player which lead me to beat advance wars 2 and whatnot. Picked up dragon quest 1+2 for gbc, and tackled the first one.

DQ11 left a good impression, and DQ1 is a good beginning. Pretty interesting, one character, only single enemy encounters, pretty unique for jrpgs to have 1v1 as its only form of combat. Either way, it's simple, short, may require a FAQ to know what to do, but worth playing.

two games left...

Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« on: April 13, 2019, 06:13:43 PM »
Point made. One of those things I only build a PC every 5-6 years, so I want the fucker to last. I know I've bought parts that a lot of people sketch on, and I have no issues, and vice versa.

No idea what I'm looking for so ill try and get the case, CPU, Mobo, heat sink ordered on my time off. No rush to get this thing made besides classic wow and programming anyway.

Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« on: April 12, 2019, 11:20:07 PM »
7. Eternal Darkness

Started, didn't finish ~17 years ago. Played from start to finish in a few evenings (playtime ~11 hours).

Fun game, very under appreciated in my opinion.

Chock another decade+ long backlogged game completed. Gonna paint my 20 assembled warhammer minis before selecting another game, might pick another short one, we'll see. Getting a lot of mileage out of my gamecube this year.

Gaming / Warhammer 40,000
« on: April 11, 2019, 11:12:44 PM »
This both belongs in gaming, and creation station, since it's both a game, and a craft.

Anyone know 40k, or play, or dabble, or know what the hell it is?

I've been interested for the past...decade? Bought a starter box long ago, realized it was way over my head and gave the thing away to a friend. Few months ago that same friend was telling me he's into it, and a few other mutual friends are into it, so why not, I bought a few boxes...two months later...

...not much progress, currently stripping my 8 genestealers because I found I liked hive fleet tiamet color scheme (in picture). I have a lot to learn/do/buy before I can even play a normal game of 40k. Before I even made my first purchase, I knew I would go slow, else, why bother. It's expensive and time consuming, and I need a ton of stuff. But it's cool, 40k universe is REALLY cool (pretty much the ultimate dystopian universe, nobody is good, everybody is bad, and everybody wants everybody else dead), and it's a non gaming, non computer thing I can do that gets me to assemble and paint and whatnot.

Going with a tyranid army, the lore is great, and the big monsterous creatures are cool enough to make me want to collect said faction. Being a swarm army, that one guy in the picture which took me nearly an hour to get that crude result...I know I'm going to need 60 of em...I have 12, and that one is the only one painted so far...and...

IT AINT EVEN DONE, I need to color the gun (maybe purple), need to get the eyes and the gun eye done (probably yellow) ontop of...maybe a black wash? I know I'm missing a few steps that make a model pop, so whatever that is, I'll have to get it sorted. Once I know all what I'm doing, I'll get a list down of what all steps I need to do, and I'll do the remaining 11 I have assembly line style one step for all 11, then the next, till they're done...then my 8 genestealers after...

...then buy more stuff, assemble more stuff, paint more stuff, as is warhammer.

Will probably update whenever I get my current batch of assembled and primed models painted (20 in total). I put a restriction on buying any more stuff until I paint those, as to reduce a painting backlog, why buy what I cant even work on yet.

Anyone else here remotely interested in the hobby? If any of y'all know how to paint, I haven't picked up a paint brush in 20 years and it shows, I need a few pointers.

Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« on: April 11, 2019, 10:57:38 PM »
'Scuse the absense, not a lot of free time now a days.

Anywho, thinking of ordering in 2-3 batches to make the wallet sting less.

First batch being case, mobo, cpu, aftermarket heatsink, and...maybe a psu, though I could probably delay the cpu. Figure the first order would be the most annoying stuff (installing the cpu and aftermarket heatsink) first. Then the second order would be plugging in power/plugging in components.

Looking at that mobo you recommended, and I get scared really fast when multiple people say there's bugs with the thing, so I'm a little sketch on the one you recommended. Might look around a little bit, I am usually hesitant before purchasing any given part on a machine I'll likely use over 5 years. Anything in particular I should be looking for/be warry of?

Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« on: March 26, 2019, 10:32:06 PM »
Figure I'll update this thing. Set on a living room desktop setup, going to figure out logistics later, but brainstorming parts atm.

Video card

Would prefer not to spend over $200 on a card, but if what's good is more, I might splurge on more. I am not doing VR, and I have no current intent to do 4k, so I doubt I need too much.


Don't need anything fancy because I want to run a primary SSD with HDD as storage setup, Western Digital has been good to me and I trust the brand, but still not sure what exact drive to get.


SSD's are a lot cheaper than I remember, I currently run a 130gig, but a 500 gig would be fantastic primary drive with a few games.


Will look around , not super picky on this part, but I do like modular. May be the last part I decide on, because I really only need to make sure it fits in the case (which wont be an issue) and has the connections "I need.


I love full tower cases, but since I'm going living room, and have a nosey cat, maybe a mid tower? I might save money that way, but again, I aint great at building, and a big case makes for great cooling, quiet, and easy to build in.

For example the last TWO machines I built used older versions of the cooler master HAF case. Which I am going to prefer by default, but if another case can change my mind, I am all ears.


Obviously depends on CPU, so part is mostly placeholder


I have no bias on AMD or Intel, I have used both. Only factor is bang for my buck at the time of my build, so this one is also higly open to change. I don't like to spend too much more than $220, so that's what I typically work with.


Cheaper than I remember, but not too picky, I just need 16gb of something decent.

I wanna say that's everything? Making this post to consolidate everything and fine tune my parts to hopefully get something built in a month.

Having a living room work machine would be great, also catching up on some pc gaming is exciting...and..."cough" wow classic, warcraft 3 reforged "cough"

Any recommendations please let me know, I typically allow myself a lot of time to finetune parts because it'll be a machine I use for easily over 5 years.

Random Chat / Re: BEER
« on: March 26, 2019, 04:44:47 PM »
I don't think that beer was for me, a lot sweeter than I expected. Not bad though.

While I've been in work hell, birthday is tomorrow and I managed to snag a 4 pack of these babies. Thought I missed em, but there's always another store. Crack one open for the big 31, yay beer!

Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« on: March 26, 2019, 03:28:19 AM »
6. Persona Q

Bout goddamn time, good game, but dungeon 4 was so tedious and annoying it literally dragged down THE ENTIRE GAME.

still, with as little free time I have, here's another game for the pile.

Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« on: March 03, 2019, 12:07:15 AM »
Looking more at that machine, no upgradable ram...

Thinking more about what I want to do...I am a wee bit worried that if something breaks on a laptop, it'll be harder to just replace something than if I had a desktop.

May mock up a desktop machine (and figure how the hell I'll get a living room setup) before I spend any cash.

I love the idea of a laptop, it's a simpler solution, but probably more risky/costly. Will update when I draft parts.

Computing / Getting something to compute with
« on: February 26, 2019, 10:55:49 PM »
Kinda been off the desktop due to back pain reasons, would like to get back into things. Looking into both a laptop, and later ( probably after I get the money for a new hdtv In the later future) a living room desktop set up.

Been procrastinating learning how to code too long, when I get a machine, I'll get to work.

Doing some basic looking this might be promising. Really don't want to spend $800+ so any feedback would be nice.

Obviously I'd like to play games, but I ain't really a AAA gamer, most of my gaming is console. PC side would be for those PC only things like wow classic, and...? Probably the Warcraft 3 remaster.

Having a portable machine I can just open in my recliner would drastically get me to learn coding, and I think it's a solid reason to look at that over a desktop for right now.
I'm aware it's not optimal, but my new place is the living room in a nice back friendly recliner, not a computer room desk.

Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« on: February 13, 2019, 11:13:57 PM »
It's a criminally underlooked game. Only $20 (at launch, not sure about now), great music, fun combat, nice progression. It's a little on the repetitive side, but it's all good. I think I bought whatever the fastest ship in the game was, avoiding combat and doing the high end non combat missions till I could afford some of the big boats.

Really enjoyed my time with it. Sequels plz.

Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:35:47 AM »
Ohh the classic 8.8. Embarrassing really, looking back at it. Rating games with a number is kinda only for marketing anyway. What makes an 8.8 better than an 8.9? I could give the game a 7, and you a 9, but maybe I like the game more than you do. Scoring a game means nothing. Either way, wind waker is a good, but flawed game.

While I'm here...

5. Rebel Galaxy

Pretty good space trading game I played most the way through in 2016, polished it off the other day.

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