That was the impression I got. Then I tried the demo (which is free and is the full game until the game moves out of its Alpha development stage). If anything at least you can build your own ships and fly them (unlike in Minecraft or NMS).
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Nov 18, 2016Lonnehart posted a message on Advice for anyone who wants to buy the newest graphics cards (or any computer component actually)...Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Right after buying the MSI RX 480 Gaming X 4GB I noticed the price had risen up to nearly $300 (as of this post it's now under $219 which is the price I bought it at but that will change). I looked a bit into it and found there were some resellers who bought the card cheap from Amazon then posting it at higher prices... it was close to $300. I imagine this happens with any graphics cards that are in high demand but low on stock...
If you see the card that's way over it's MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price), DO NOT BUY!!! For instance, if you see the card I bought at $219 posted on Amazon over $230 (USD), You're pretty much getting ripped off (I think the MSRP for that particular graphics card is $199). Of course if you're willing to pay so much anyway...
So yes. Check the MSRP for that component and buy it for however much you're willing to pay over that.
Nov 16, 2016Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Well, got the card and it performs beautifully. Doesn't feel like an entry level graphics card. It's also as quiet as advertised. I can barely hear it. And that's if it turns on its fans at all...
Nov 12, 2016Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
I would have gotten the Sapphire imho, if it was the Nitro you would barely hear it as the fans switch itself off when the card is not in use. I have a Fury NITRO and while it does have an annoying coil whine, I cannot hear it at all when I'm not playing any games. In fact, the case fans are louder.
I'm going by the various Youtube review videos I've watched to check each card out. My case fans are VERY quiet. I only hear them when I boot up my machine. Thankfully they'll stay that way as long as I keep up my epic battles against the evil Dust Bunny Empire...
The worst thing about ordering stuff online... is the wait...
Nov 8, 2016Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Well, finally have it on order and it will take about two weeks to get here (ordered via the cheaper shipping method because I'm in no real hurry to get the card). I ALMOST decided on the Sapphire card, but found out about how noisy it was. It cost a bit more than it did when I first made this post (it had climbed to $219) but still within my range. Hopefully the card is "futureproofed" enough that I won't have to upgrade for a LONG while.
Nov 6, 2016
Can't wait to see how this turns out. At least the game will seem more alive.
Nov 2, 2016Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
AMD have been aiming for more the mid-high market rather than the top tier for the last couple of years, that's more Nvidia's ballgame with the GTX 1070/1080/Titan X(P) etc.
Definitely make sure your case will support the size of an RX 480 prior to purchasing one, it's possible that it may not physically fit depending on the size/format of your case. Have a picture of your current setup?
Already made the measurements and it will definitely fit inside (having a tape measure in the drawer helps a LOT).
Nov 2, 2016Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
I figured as much. Most computer stores are more than happy to give me advice as I usually shop at those places. Didn't think otherwise at the new one that opened.
I have a 750 watt power supply, so I guess I'm already set to install the new video card when I get it. And maybe some new memory.
Just curious... what is considered a "high end" video card from AMD?
Nov 1, 2016Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
So I've decided to purchase a new graphics card as my Gigabyte R7 240 can no longer handle the newer games coming out. I've decided on the MSI Gaming RX 480 (DDR5 4 Gigabyte version) to add to my own setup (AMD FX 8350 and 8 megs RAM). I will be ordering the thing soon (as of this post the price on it dropped to $199 on Amazon).
I decided to ask a tech at one of the computer stores around here about how much of a power supply I would need and he commented that my entire system was "entry level". As in if it's gonna run anything I may as well run it all at minimum settings. He recommended that I replace my system with one that has uses the Intel i7 4970 or better, 32 gigabytes of RAM and an Nvidia 1070 so that I'm "up to date". I declined as I don't have the money to afford such a beefy system and would be satisfied with low res gaming anyway. Not going back to that store...
So anyways, is the graphics card I mentioned really an "entry level" card, or was the tech just pulling my leg?
Oct 31, 2016Lonnehart posted a message on Skywanderers - I am making a Minecraft-like game in space !Posted in: General Gaming
I guess I'll be playing Starmade until THIS comes out. I hope the planets generated are going to be large and populate with flora and fauna (also randomly generated).
Oct 30, 2016Posted in: General Gaming
Meanwhile in Starmade...
Well... getting better with my Space Mining Barge designs. And I found my first Derelict Station. Now I gotta figure out how to claim the thing...
edit- never mind. It costs 13 billion credits to repair... T_T
Oct 26, 2016Posted in: General Gaming
I'm probably getting ahead of myself, but logic blocks? auxilliary power blocks? GATES!?! There's a lot to learn in this game now... And then there's THIS...
Oct 25, 2016Posted in: General Gaming
I guess I'll show off my first ship in the game. Well... the first that's survived so far. Last few times I tried to start I got blown up by pirates...
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