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by Voldenuit
Mon May 22, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 1579

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

Glass windows on cases, why would anyone want something that very easy to break on their hardware? It seems that way too many otherwise real nice cases have this "feature" Glass usually isn't that easy to break as long as it's been properly heat-treated. It has a few things going for it v...
by Voldenuit
Sat May 20, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 1579

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

Forgot to mention, I've been using Corsair CX series PSUs for a few years now, with satisfactory results. Good bang for the buck. And reliable. Same here. I use Seasonic for myself, and Corsair CX for everyone else. My Corsair CX-500 ran like a champ with not a single hitch, but I ended up ditching...
by Voldenuit
Fri May 19, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 1579

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX (white)

PSU: Seasonic X-650
by Voldenuit
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?
Replies: 45
Views: 2884

Re: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?

Started playing Nier a couple of days ago. Can't remember the last time I paid as much as $46 for a single game. A perfect storm of hype, and not having really been intrigued and engaged by an RPG in recent memory resulted in me pulling the trigger with no prior experience with the Nier universe or...
by Voldenuit
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?
Replies: 45
Views: 2884

Re: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?

I'm interested in Nier, but the way the female lead is handled makes me very uncomfortable. =\ Dunno if I'll ever pick that up because of it. For all the fears that have been expressed about the game exploiting the female form (and it is not many people I’ve encountered, but some), the one and only...
by Voldenuit
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?
Replies: 45
Views: 2884

Re: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?

I'm interested in Nier, but the way the female lead is handled makes me very uncomfortable. =\ Dunno if I'll ever pick that up because of it. For all the fears that have been expressed about the game exploiting the female form (and it is not many people I’ve encountered, but some), the one and only...
by Voldenuit
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3354
Views: 499429

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Universal's Audio Watermark.

It might make for a good EDM remix sample.
by Voldenuit
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 567
Views: 66749

Re: What are you playing right now?

NieR: Automata On my second playthrough. Unlocked all 5 main endings in the first playthrough and about a dozen of the joke endings. Sacrificed my save file to appease the gods . Taking my time to 100% the game this time, and there are some nice touches I'd missed the first time through. I love thi...
by Voldenuit
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 1440 monitors?
Replies: 37
Views: 1958

Re: 1440 monitors?

"Cheap. Fast. Good. Pick two." Amen to that. My take is that AMD cards (right now) are too slow to take advantage of 144 Hz monitors While I see where you're coming from, there are plenty of games out there (and people that play them) that aren't hard to peg a 1440p 144Hz monitor even wit...
by Voldenuit
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 1440 monitors?
Replies: 37
Views: 1958

Re: 1440 monitors?

Why not both? I have a 144 Hz 27" 1440p G-Sync monitor. I'm willing to spend up to 300ish So that's out of the question. Do we know paulWTAMU has a Nvidia GPU? My take is that AMD cards (right now) are too slow to take advantage of 144 Hz monitors and nvidia setups (with G-sync) are too expens...
by Voldenuit
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 1440 monitors?
Replies: 37
Views: 1958

Re: 1440 monitors?

If you want to game, I would prioritize 144Hz over 1440P. Greater resolution is nice. Greater fluidity is HUGE. Why not both? I have a 144 Hz 27" 1440p G-Sync monitor. They have 165 Hz IPS models now, too. But I'm guessing that at OP's budget, he's going to have to prioritize. Even though I ga...
by Voldenuit
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?
Replies: 45
Views: 2884

Re: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?

See ' Fix Automata Resolution ', it's a fan-made patch that fixes some of the resolution and rendering bugs in the game and also improves performance by optimizing unneeded lighting calls. TLDR; the game was doing some very weird things with resolution and not always displaying the correct resoluti...
by Voldenuit
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 1440 monitors?
Replies: 37
Views: 1958

Re: 1440 monitors?

I thought Windows 10 had finally un-screwed the scaling issues? was I wrong? If so that's a bummer :( I want higher resolutions for gaming moslty Well from what I heard, Win10 does work well with scaling but third party applications don't always work. Yep, older programs will usually not scale up t...
by Voldenuit
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?
Replies: 45
Views: 2884

Re: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?

The guy behind Nier has been doing stuff like this for years. Drakengard 1(Which is the quasi-direct prequel to NieR, despite having not much to do with it. The 100% ending for Drakengard 1 is the basic cause for the world of NieR) did the weapon story thing, and just about every one of his games i...
by Voldenuit
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?
Replies: 45
Views: 2884

Re: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?

And...now it's refusing to set 1440p, even though it was fine with it yesterday. From the amount of whining on the internet I'm guessing it needs a patch. See ' Fix Automata Resolution ', it's a fan-made patch that fixes some of the resolution and rendering bugs in the game and also improves perfor...
by Voldenuit
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?
Replies: 45
Views: 2884

Re: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?

So far the aesthetics are brown, rust, and Transformers. none of which I like. And the music wasn't bad, but I didn't really like it either. My new headphones aren't exactly great for critical listening though (I got them free with something else, but they're really comfy.) That was just the first ...
by Voldenuit
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?
Replies: 45
Views: 2884

Re: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?

So far I can only say I like the gameplay more than the aesthetics. I do like it, but first impressions could be better. Oh? I loved the aesthetics - the character design, the costuming, the art design, the use of color grading to denote mood and locale. The combat mechanics and animations are over...
by Voldenuit
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?
Replies: 45
Views: 2884

Re: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?

About 50 hrs into NieR: Automata, and I'm blown away. This game is a magnum opus, and while mechanistically it's fantastic (fluid controls, stylish combat, deep and accessible combat systems), I was truly astounded by how philosophical and existentialist the game is. The game obscures its story from...
by Voldenuit
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: USA is going back to the moon in 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4506

Re: USA is going back to the moon in 2017

My point: why do the feds need to be on the hook in the first place? Because it isn't economical otherwise. And that isn't because of politics, it's because of physics. Pretty much this. Boeing canned the sonic cruiser late in development when they realized that there weren't enough people who woul...
by Voldenuit
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 567
Views: 66749

Re: What are you playing right now?

Nier: Automata. It's a shooter, it's a brawler, it's an action-RPG, it's an open world game, it's a battle in virtual realities, it's a philosophical treatise on the nature of sentience. Also recently played Duskers, a command-line drone exploration and survival roguelike with perma-death. Fun and t...
by Voldenuit
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?
Replies: 45
Views: 2884

Re: Anyone in on Nier or Wildlands?

Worth checking out for any Nier:Automata players out there: https://www.vg247.com/2017/03/23/modders-fix-nier-automatas-resolution-bug-on-pc-drastically-improve-frame-rate-in-unofficial-patch/ Installed it yesterday and the game does look a lot sharper, but along with the extra sharpness, I'm seeing...
by Voldenuit
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Is 60Hz enough for general [non-gaming] computing?
Replies: 33
Views: 2871

Re: Is 60Hz enough for general [non-gaming] computing?

Is there such a thing as playing a video at 25/50 instead of 24/48 on a monitor incapable of a multiple of 24/48 (basically video slightly sped up, and audio probably resampled to match), but capable of 25/50, on a PC? Would it have noticeable effects in practice?. What you're describing is how fil...
by Voldenuit
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Mouse Suggestion Please
Replies: 17
Views: 2180

Re: Mouse Suggestion Please

Yeah, Logitech used those crappy Omron switches for a bunch of mice. My Performance MX stopped working with a month of warranty left. I contacted Logitech and they sent me a new one and did not ask for my old one. I repaired the old one twice now. The first time I took the switch apart and bent the...
by Voldenuit
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Mouse Suggestion Please
Replies: 17
Views: 2180

Re: Mouse Suggestion Please

Yeah, Logitech used those crappy Omron switches for a bunch of mice. My Performance MX stopped working with a month of warranty left. I contacted Logitech and they sent me a new one and did not ask for my old one. I repaired the old one twice now. The first time I took the switch apart and bent the...
by Voldenuit
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Is 60Hz enough for general [non-gaming] computing?
Replies: 33
Views: 2871

Re: Is 60Hz enough for general [non-gaming] computing?

It's worth noting that most of the new content designed for the web (so Netflix and Amazon originals) as well as most stuff on Youtube runs at 30fps because they're optimised for television and computers. It's really only Blu-rays and cinema releases you need to worry about with framerate mismatche...
by Voldenuit
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Is 60Hz enough for general [non-gaming] computing?
Replies: 33
Views: 2871

Re: Is 60Hz enough for general [non-gaming] computing?

So using a 120 Hz display would be better here because you just display each frame for 5 cycles each (24 * 5 = 120). Who wants to bet that instead of smoothing to 5 exposures they just double to 4 and 6 exposures? Easily tested. Here is a 23.976 fps video being played back on my 120 Hz display: htt...
by Voldenuit
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Console peasants....
Replies: 58
Views: 3286

Re: Console peasants....

This discussion of resolutions is baffling to me. Isn't it relatively easy to probe the OS/driver and figure out what resolutions are supported by the display? Why not just support all of them instead of arbitrarily picking and choosing? The one excuse I can think of would be if the UI didn't scale...
by Voldenuit
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Console peasants....
Replies: 58
Views: 3286

Re: Console peasants....

2. And yes I do hate it when PC versions have arbitrary restrictions like frame caps and save points. Save points are a valid way of adding challenge to the game and curating the experience. Doom is better off for having save point, for example. I.S.T., are you saying that supporting multiple resol...
by Voldenuit
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Mouse Suggestion Please
Replies: 17
Views: 2180

Re: Mouse Suggestion Please

Those Roccat offerings look interesting. I think the shape is one that I trend towards as well. May have to see about finding a way to hold one and decide if it feels right. Thanks for the multiple options! From what I hear, the Tyon feels like a G502/503, and the Kova is quite close to the G402, b...
by Voldenuit
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Console peasants....
Replies: 58
Views: 3286

Re: Console peasants....

Metal Gear Revengeance, Transformers: Devastation Okay, okay no. I own and have played both. They have a few issues, but are mostly fine. Nothing in life is perfect, and calling those shoddy is the exact type of spoiled nonsense I mentioned in one of my posts above this one. They are shoddy ports b...
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