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Lotus

Member Since 29 Sep 2008
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In Topic: Damn PC Gaming has gotten cheap!

10 September 2014 - 02:19 PM

What chipset is that mobo? G43 doesn't tell me enough. There's no reason to get a K-series Intel processor unless you get a Z chipset board (z87/z97) so you can actually overclock it. Without overclocking, you're just paying extra for a feature you're not using. Are you using the stock cooler (not recommended for overclocking) or did you also buy an aftermarket cooler for the CPU? Also, that build is within this year right? If prices are so bad in the UK, what prevents you from buying from US retailers and having them shipped to you? Is there some kind of tax you have to pay for that?

 

The reason I ask is because that's almost identical to a build I would love to do if I had the money. I love all those parts, except I probably would have gone with a different case just because of my personal preference.


In Topic: Anyone here play 40K?

10 September 2014 - 07:33 AM

I used to play, but i never bought the 7th edition rulebook so its been a while. It can get VERY expensive if youre not careful. Plan your army before you buy, and look for used items or NOS (new on sprue, which is basically new without the box) at websites like dakkadakka.com . I also recommend getting some cheap paints to start out. For a primer, Krylon spraypaint+primer goes on thin enough if you keep the can far enough away from the models, and then delta ceramcoat acrylic paints (only buy opaque paints, semi-opaque wont do. Check the label) work well on the cheap after adding a little water to thin them out. Just keep a cool head and dont buy more than you need or it'll get way too expensive rather quickly. Other than cost, its a great fun game. Find the right community of fellow players and youll have a blast.

In Topic: Damn PC Gaming has gotten cheap!

10 September 2014 - 07:16 AM

Wow, what'd you end up with for $1400? I have a $1000 rig (parents money from while I was still under their roof) thats 6 years old that I have yet to see a sufficient reason to replace. (i7 920, 12gb ram, Radeon HD 5770 [I never felt the need for putting all the settings on ultra so long as I get good FPS])

As for your friends gaming, PC was the birth of organized online gaming. It's way better from a functional standpoint due to things like teamspeak and other networking tools. That being said, if youre talking about gaming with your friends then better hardware/software/prices is irrelevant if they're console users themselves. I definitely understand that.

In Topic: Cheap Spool?

30 August 2014 - 04:14 PM

Play paintball more? Better to use it to play than to get redundant gear.


In Topic: Freak or Flatline

24 August 2014 - 09:01 PM

Nothing will improve accuracy except for a clean setup and fresh paint. Going to a regulated setup will help with consistency though. An Apex barrel will increase range, although you will have to aim with it differently as the ball leaves the barrel at an angle.

 

No barrel will improve accuracy, unless your current barrel is scratched up on the inside. Don't buy into the hype. It's all wrong.