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by SHOES
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 7518

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Yea, going to have to look to next year(possibly) for a fireworks show, oh well. Still gonna be kick-ass people and ribs!!! Plus, sounds like the "swap" is going to be quite interesting this year!! :D
by SHOES
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 7518

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

I'll see what I can come up with. Let's discuss more this weekend...
by SHOES
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 7518

Re: TR BBQ XV 6/23/18 - Official Thread

Bring your preferred currencies in abundance for the swap meet. i'll be bringing some nicer stuff :P(Mining hardware, Nice Ryzen system in a Crystal case, etc...)
by SHOES
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Redragon K552-R Mechanical Keyboard $33
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: Redragon K552-R Mechanical Keyboard $33

I have one and love it... Quality is impressive even at full price. Their mice are really excellent for the price also.
by SHOES
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 207
Views: 22349

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

Once again I would like to ask for donations to the bbq fireworks show. Please pm me for Paypal info and feel free to make requests. It is helpful to plan early and receive any donations in advance so we can allocate our finances accordingly. Thanks!!!
by SHOES
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 207
Views: 22349

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

Yes, our fireworks display should be much more coordinated this year. Planning several prebuilt-fused launchers with a 50 shot 2" mortar finale! 8)
by SHOES
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Delidding my 3770k -- thoughts and results
Replies: 38
Views: 6984

Re: Delidding my 3770k -- thoughts and results

drfish wrote:
Stop tempting me!

/Bender voice

I'll try it if you do!  :lol:
by SHOES
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: The sorry state of micro-USB cable quality
Replies: 78
Views: 3172

Re: The sorry state of micro-USB cable quality

Wife picked these up a couple weeks ago.  Very impressed with them so far.
by SHOES
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Ryzen pun & meme thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: The Ryzen pun & meme thread

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by SHOES
Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE

Its not to bad really.  Mods can become a pain, depending on which ones you choose to run. (I.E. Bush Peoples) 99% of my efforts were spent trying to get this mod to function the way I wanted. The real problem is there are so many servers out there to choose from that it is hard to populate your own...
by SHOES
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE

Well after much labor getting this all set up the way I wanted, it seems many of my friends and I, just dont have the time to build and manage a community.  The server is no more.  That said we will be starting fresh on an official server soon.  If your interested in joining us add me on Steam.
by SHOES
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Suggestions for gaming laptop.
Replies: 36
Views: 5218

Re: Suggestions for gaming laptop.

I lean heavily toward the Dell camp as well.  I have been inside hundreds of laptops and in my opinion the build quality of the Precision/XPS/Alienware lines is top notch.  If you find one that is a bit more expensive than your budget don't hesitate to give Dell sales a call and see what they can do...
by SHOES
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here
Replies: 125
Views: 24954

Re: Give us 10 good reasons you should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition here

10 Reasons I should win a Corsair RM1000i Special Edition. 1. It would look wicked-awesome in my Corsair 600D white case. 2. If I win I will buy another R9 390 and crossfire..  This would allow me to drop my household thermostat by at least 2 degrees this winter. 3. My current power supply will get ...
by SHOES
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE

Were starting to ramp up!  I have been working tirelessly to educate myself on the manipulation of a mod called "Bush Peoples"  It fills the map with AI controlled "bushmen/women" who shout obscene nonsense at you and can even drug you, steal your things, and fill your inventory ...
by SHOES
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE

Rates and settings have been updated.  In an effort to get more players server has been set to "public".  Hit me up anytime after 6pm(Eastern Time) for your free dino!
by SHOES
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Layoffs are a scary time
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Layoffs are a scary time

As scary as it might be you may want to start exploring other options at this point...  It is much easier(typically) to find good opportunities while you are still employed.
by SHOES
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: Ark Survival Evolved - Private server

Vhalidictes wrote:
That's too bad; I'd like to join but The Center is far from my favorite map.

Well, long term the plan is(if we have a healthy amount of players) to cluster and allow players to teleport between various maps.  I will update when we get this all set up but its probably a bit farther out. 
by SHOES
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: Ark Survival Evolved - Private server

I love the center (I have about 300+ hrs on the map)  I hear ya though it sucks for the time being.   Bugs aren't game-breaking for a PVE casual environment.  Plus I am sure the will give the center some more love when they finish that project up.  Valhalla was just to darn big for our crowd  and th...
by SHOES
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: Ark Survival Evolved - Private server

A quick update - We switched to The Center due to the devs dropping support and in fear of future bugs interrupting gameplay as Ark moves toward release.   We figured it would be much safer to live in an "official" world.  The mods you suggested are amazing we love all the building options...
by SHOES
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 714
Views: 98227

Re: What are you playing right now?

Ark - Wonderful game, if you havent heard of it check it out.
by SHOES
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: Ark Survival Evolved - Private server

Thanks for the tip on the mods!  We love them!!!  

Seems like they would adopt these features into the official release at some point, it makes it so much more fun to build things!  Feel free to check us out as we do have a third shifter or two playing.
by SHOES
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: Ark Survival Evolved - Private server

Valhalla is great. Very few bugs and stunning views. Modders have decided to stop on current valhalla and are working on a replacement/new map called ragnarok but valhalla is solid as is tbh... ill get structures and pillars also thanks for the tip. I started on 53 way back but needed a more casual ...
by SHOES
Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Ark Survival Evolved - Casual PVE

If anyone is interested in joining us for some epic dinosaur action please feel free!  We are hosting a public server with some adjustments to rates and some fun mods to make Ark more "casual" friendly.  If you have tried the official version of this game and it felt to "grindy" ...
by SHOES
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Wanting new monitor, research ends in confusion
Replies: 75
Views: 7436

Re: Wanting new monitor, research ends in confusion

Be patient and wait for a shell shocker or other comparable deal.  I held out for almost three months but I got exactly what I wanted at a great price for doing so.  27" IPS 144hz 1440p freesync for $350.  Couldnt be happier.
by SHOES
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016
Replies: 314
Views: 39860

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Great time Saturday! Cant wait for next year. Post those pictures if you got them. Would love to see some of the action here in the thread...
by SHOES
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016
Replies: 314
Views: 39860

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

So guys more on the colorful explosives... We would like to take a little different direction this year. We have arranged for our local pyro specialist to fasten and arrange all our fireworks onto 4x8s for a one fuse show. This way we all can enjoy safely from the "optimum" viewing area I...
by SHOES
Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016
Replies: 314
Views: 39860

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

So guys more on the colorful explosives... We would like to take a little different direction this year. We have arranged for our local pyro specialist to fasten and arrange all our fireworks onto 4x8s for a one fuse show. This way we all can enjoy safely from the "optimum" viewing area If...
by SHOES
Thu May 19, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016
Replies: 314
Views: 39860

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Once again I would like to ask for donations to the legendary fireworks show. :lol: Please pm me for Paypal info and feel free to make requests. We might do something a little more planned out this year but more to come on that. Its helpful to plan early and receive any donations in advance so we ca...
by SHOES
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Whats the most recent dumb thing you did to your PC?
Replies: 131
Views: 7351

Re: Whats the most recent dumb thing you did to your PC?

Lost one of the screws to my Corsair water cooler so I drove a drywall screw in. Working fine but not a very smart way to fix it! :lol:
by SHOES
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New Hard Drive, Now Dead Motherboard?
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: New Hard Drive, Now Dead Motherboard?

To clarify have you tried unplugging all power/data cables from the new hard drive and any/all other peripherals to see if it will post? A motherboard refusing to post while a failed hard drive connected in any way is something I have definitely come across before... My apologies if you had mentione...
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