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Install OBS
Spend 2 years learning how to operate OBS
Buy new PC because your hardware is out of date
Still have no idea what you're doing

But honestly, I barely know what I'm doing with streaming either. I've got a setup that works for recording video.

Song of the Day / Re: [Prog Metal] Devin Townsend - Kingdom
« on: December 04, 2018, 11:55:43 AM »
"This is not my third take" lol.

The distortion he adds to his voice, holy hell. The transition the first time he did that caught me off guard. I don't find the music very interesting, and I laughed at the "solo", but man those vocals.

Song of the Day / So Hyang - Bridge Over Troubled Water.
« on: December 04, 2018, 11:50:04 AM »
So Hyang is a gospel singer in korea. After surviving cervical cancer at 20 and being rendered infertile, her mission is to use her voice to comfort people going through difficult times. She is sometimes known as the "Korean Mariah Carey". I could keep writing for ages about how much I love her singing, but instead, just listen.

Bonus: Here's another track titled "Everyone" or sometimes "It's You Folks". It's an older korean song, and the lyrics are about wanting to be there to comforts someone and give them strength just the way the audience gives the singer strength from being there. So Hyang has remarked that it was one of the hardest songs she's ever had to sing.

And finally: My personal favorite performance of so Hyang. Arirang Alone. This song is a more modern interpretation of Arirang, a folk song in korea, and kind of an unofficial national anthem. Arirang itself has hundreds of regional variations with slightly different harmonies and lyrics, but the melody is more or less the same. This version was written in the 90's and has rewritten the lyrics to represent the desire for both koreas to be united one day. It's written as a love song, presumably between a man and a woman, quoting wikipedia "According to one legend, the name is derived from the story of a bachelor and a maiden who fell in love while picking camellia blossoms near the wharf at Auraji. In one version of the story, the bachelor cannot cross the Auraji to meet the maiden because the water is too high, and they sing a song to express their sorrow. In another version of the story, the bachelor attempts to cross the Auraji and drowns, singing the sorrowful song after he dies."

The vocals in Arirang Alone give me chills every time I hear it.

Computing / Re: Decided to splurge and get a new gaming PC.
« on: November 23, 2018, 03:53:29 AM »
Yeah, persistence of vision is a bitch for stuff like say, playing osu!mania, like I do.

The 165hz refresh is definitely noticeable compared to 60 when playing mania, but since it's a light note on black background (for highest contrast), there's still some pretty noticeable POV effects. Still, it's definitely better than 60hz was.

Computing / Re: Decided to splurge and get a new gaming PC.
« on: November 20, 2018, 02:15:48 AM »
The spectere correction hits again. I'm always forgetting details like that whenever I start talking tech lol.

Looks good newf. I'm enjoying the hell out of mine.

Computing / Re: Decided to splurge and get a new gaming PC.
« on: November 19, 2018, 01:56:48 AM »
I mean, there's no requirement that you absolutely have to hit the refresh rate of your monitor. Like I said, I only hit like maybe 70-90 fps despite my screen being set to 165hz. If you have a stable refresh rate at or above 144hz that means you'll be getting the most out of the monitor since it'll have a new frame to display every single refresh cycle, making movement as smooth as possible, but anything above 60fps will be an improvement over a 60hz screen.

Computing / Re: Decided to splurge and get a new gaming PC.
« on: November 17, 2018, 05:22:43 AM »
Problem is that if you buy it on .com, you could be hit with import tariffs. I got hit with an import tariff on my keyboard, which was something like $80 for what was a $200 USD keyboard. With the tariff and exchange rates the damn thing ended up costing me damn near $400 CAD by the end of things, so be careful about ordering anything from a US site if it's available in from a canadian site too (I actually looked for my KB on canadian sites but couldn't find any ones with MX Red switches, which is why I ended up ordering from an american site :/ fuckers)

That said, I have a predator monitor myself, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. Mine's 23.8 inch 1440p, 144hz, gsync.

Gsync means that your monitor and graphics card synchronize updates, so your monitor only updates the image when the GPU is finished rendering a frame. This completely eliminates screen tearing during fast movement. It's a neat feature, really, but it's only really effective if you can't drive a game at whatever framerate you've set the monitor to. It means if you dip below whatever your framerate is, there's no chance that your monitor will get a half finished frame, and the monitor will instead wait for the GPU to render the screen before it updates. If you can hit whatever framerate and hold steady, vsync is perfectly fine.

I don't even take advantage of gsync when I'm playing Osu!, because it's best to keep the game's framerate uncapped because it processes input only when it draws a frame, meaning the more frames it can render, the more accurate it will be at timing your inputs. But on something like say, borderlands 2, which I'm actually running at 3620x2036 and downsampling, it's nice, because I don't hit 144hz at that resolution (usually somewhere around 80-90 fps when running around, not sure what I get in combat, but it's still probably keeping over 60). Only shit thing is that I get the dumb physx color glitch at the bottom of the screen, which seems to be related to resolution from the really quick googling I've done.

Computing / Re: Decided to splurge and get a new gaming PC.
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:33:23 AM »
I wish I could help more, but all I did was pick the cheapest screen that met my criteria on pcpartpicker. I just told it to show me the cheapest screen that was 24inch+, 1080p+, 144hz+ and gsync.

I'd heard some decent things about the predator line from linux tech tips, so I was familiar with the name, but beyond that I haven't used a proper monitor for probably more than 10 years, so there's really not much I can suggest, beyond making a firm decision on which features you feel are the minimum for what you want.

Computing / Re: Decided to splurge and get a new gaming PC.
« on: November 09, 2018, 03:36:36 AM »
My first 2 laptops were both 1366x768, which I used for many years. More recently I was using my GF's laptop which has 1080p and was quite noticeably better, and I noticed immediately just how much nicer it looked. But the move to 1440p just didn't seem to make as much difference as 1366x768 to 1080p did.

Just did a quick look on the panel type (I didn't know anything about VA panels) and it looks like they're not 100% ideal for gaming, at least according to this article. Response time seems to be the real issue with those in regards to gaming. But I wouldn't be surprised if 144/160hz on a VA panel is still a better experience than 60hz on and IPS/PLS panel.

Another thing to point out is that they support freesync, which is AMD only (well, more or less, there's a hacky way that you can technically get freesync using a combination of both amd and nvidia cards together), which would end up going to waste since you've got an nvidia card.

And I definitely overestimated my card's power in terms of my borderlands 2 FPS. That said, I have it running at 3620x2036 and downscaling with everything on high and I'm getting like 70-90 fps just walking around (which actually kinda blows my mind).

I just did some quick calculations and this explains why the jump to 1440p for me wasn't something I noticed too much. 1080p on a 17inch screen has a dot pitch of 0.196mm, while 1440p on 23.8inch is 0.206mm. So my GF's laptop actually has a finer dot pitch than my fancy new screen. By a pretty small margin, meaning they're basically the same in terms of sharpness visually. With a larger monitor like those it might actually be worth it to go for the 1440p.

Computing / Re: Decided to splurge and get a new gaming PC.
« on: November 07, 2018, 07:31:23 PM »
Honestly I was just going for the cheapest 144hz gsync monitor that was at least 1080p. I just happened to check the prices on pcpartpicker and it showed the one I got was 500, which was slightly cheaper tha most 1080p 144hz gsync screens (they seem to start around 550 right now).

If you dont wany gsync, that should shave off around 200 from the price. As for which brands to look for, I really dont know. I know acer predator screens have a pretty good reputation from the bit I've seen out there but I couldnt really recommend anything.

News / Re: Anti-Bot Measures Increased (Slightly)
« on: November 07, 2018, 12:41:31 AM »

Random Chat / Re: BEER
« on: November 07, 2018, 12:40:11 AM »
Oh nice, I'm always a fan of Trappists. I honestly just haven't been drinking much lately.

Computing / Re: Decided to splurge and get a new gaming PC.
« on: November 07, 2018, 12:38:40 AM »
I can't say exactly how well it will do. I'm not overly familiar with these cards because I spent the last like 10 years on laptops, so it may do better than I'm giving it credit for. I nearly went with a 1060 instead of 1070, but the 1070 I found was a decent price, so I figured why not.

But yeah your CPU is pretty damn good. I cheaped out on my CPU because I was impatient and didn't want to wait even longer to build the thing, and I figured I could always upgrade later. I don't know if it's gonna be a bottleneck for my system or not. Haven't really tested everything that much.

I'd be interested in what spectere thinks since he's more knowledgeable than I am on this stuff. I might be slightly off on my assessment of things.

Computing / Re: Decided to splurge and get a new gaming PC.
« on: November 06, 2018, 12:55:14 PM »
I recently put together a new PC.

Processor: Ryzen 1600 6 Core
Board: Asus B350M Gaming-Plus
16GB Gskill ram (no RGB, but it's running at 3200)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Stock cooling
Same M.2 style SSD (Evo Pro 960 250gb)
Misc old drives from my old laptops (1tb and 650gb, 650 GB is in poor health with plenty of bad sectors)
And an Acer Predator 1440p Gsync 144hz (OC'd to 165hz) monitor.

I paid significantly more than that price. Good find there.

The processor you have is a pretty big step up from what I have, while the GPU is a pretty big step down from what I have.

I can push games like Borderlands 2 at 1440p to 165hz on... high settings, I think (I don't know how high I can actually push it, since it was limited by vsync). I can run Far Cry 5 on High at 55-65 fps roughly. A 1050 Ti would definitely need lower settings to reach playable framerates on most games. The rig you listed is not particularly powerful when it comes to gaming thanks to the overpowered CPU and underpowered GPU. But for anything that requires some good processing power, you have a pretty beefy CPU. I'd say dropping the CPU down a bit and using that money towards a better GPU would have gotten you some performance in games, but if you're not planning on gaming too hard, and you want the beefier CPU for other workloads then this is good.

Gaming / Re: Shin Megami Tensei
« on: August 09, 2018, 05:57:26 AM »
Damn man, I was thinking of writing something up but that belew whatever I would have written out of the water. Great post.

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