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    posted a message on BF3 versus Bad Company 2
    Quote from STEMM_monster

    We spent $60 on the game and $50 for Premium. Now, you can buy both for $70. It is basically a big kick in the ass to whoever purchased it early and purchased Premium.


    Ya how dare game devs offer package deals and make things cheaper over time.
    This is why I assume you hate steam I mean the sales aren't fair because people can get it cheaper.
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    posted a message on Why not use Xeons instead of desktop grade CPUs?
    Quote from danielhep

    Why do people not get server-grade CPUs for desktop grade applications? What's the difference? For around $230 you can get 4 cores/8 threads with the Xeon E3 1230 V2. The only difference I see is that it's cheaper and there's no integrated graphics. Plus it even goes on the LGA 1155 mobo. So, why not get one of these?


    A lot of people with workstations do.
    It is also not cheaper its 40$ more then the I7 2600k.
    It also is not unlocked.
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    posted a message on In your opinion, is this a good build?
    Quote from CodofMC

    I'm really interested in how their quad core Piledriver with 12MB of L3 cache will perform. Without the L3 cache, Trinity has already shown that Piledriver will be a fairly significant improvement over Bulldozer.


    Well we know 100% that PD will be at least 15% faster clock for clock because Trinity is and that lacks L3 cache and a few other features.
    A person has claimed to have gotten a ES of a 8300 a 3.3ghz 8 core PD cpu and its 10% faster then BD at 3.6 ghz.
    It is also 95watts however it could be faked but if someone was to fake someone they probably would have gone for more then just 10% faster a lower clocks.

    Quote from Jacobizbeast

    So if i'm getting this right, the people that like Intel the most use Amd? Hm.. okay then.


    I don't think you understand we don't like either company over the other we all buy the best at the time not that long ago AMD had the best low end performance that's why a lot of us have AMD cpus..
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    posted a message on In your opinion, is this a good build?
    Quote from Jacobizbeast

    I honestly give up. I'm sick and tired of looking up benchmarks and other things just because of a bunch of damn Intel lovers won't even give me an ounce of credit. All that i've learned from this is AMD is complete **** and it will never will be, and Intel is the be-all, end-all god of CPU's.


    Ya I am an Intel lover that's why my computer specs are this.


    Desktop
    AMD athlon2 x3 3.6ghz
    AMD 6970
    Ram 8gigs 1333mhz
    1.5TB of hardrive space
    1440x900

    Laptop
    AMD Turion x2 2.2ghz
    4GB of 666mhz ram
    ATI 3200 IGP
    1280x800

    AMD won't suck forever during the Pentium 3-4 days AMD was destroying Intel to the point Intel had to bribe OEMS just to buy their products. AMD really only sucks in the CPU area their APUs are very good.
    AMD has screwed up the first release of their past few CPU archs Piledriver is looking like a good jump over Bulldozer.
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    posted a message on BF3 versus Bad Company 2
    I dislike most of the BF3 guns I just have not found one I like. I loved the M1 Garand in Bc2 best weapon in the game.
    Bf3 has nicer graphics and better vehicles and larger maps. However I miss the snow maps from Bc2 but we are getting more maps soon.
    Bf3 also has a lot more upgrades and variety in what people use rather then everyone using match rounds.
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    posted a message on In your opinion, is this a good build?
    Quote from jppk1

    The 6100 is still a lot faster than the i3 in multithreaded tasks, but most games only use one or two out of the six cores making it lose to the i3 by quite a lot. Running a few browser tabs and antivirus and whatnot do not really change that at all.


    Actually no the I3 hyper threading kinda helps its 2 core handicap



    It is faster but not by much
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    posted a message on In your opinion, is this a good build?
    Quote from Jacobizbeast

    I'm gonna stay out of the cache and Ghz parts, I know nothing about them. But I do know alot of other things about this, for my age. Also, what would you recommend for a GPU upgrade in the future. Not super expensive, but i'm willing to splurge.


    I like how you keep bringing age up as an excuse when I think you are the same age if not older then a good chunk of the fourm.
    Future as in how far and what budget.

    Quote from SM8

    I'd recommend some GTX 560tis in a 4-way SLI, if your build is trying to accomplish what I think it is.


    This is 100% a bad suggestion ignore.
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    posted a message on In your opinion, is this a good build?
    Quote from Jacobizbeast

    Also, I'm not only doing gaming. I'm also on the internet, and some benchmarks show that the FX-6100 runs better multi-tasking and such things as the i3, and if i'm lucky, the i5 even. (Doubted.)


    Even in the best situations the 8150 only ties with the Intels in its rage sometimes beating them narrowly.
    Bulldozer is just not very competitive in the desktop space for gaming for cheap workstations its a bit of a different story but even then they are not amazing.


    Quote from hiloser12221

    I'm gonna say it nicely before someone else gets russeled....cache does not have an effect on gaming performance whatsoever, don't ever use that as a justification for buying something...


    Cache is pretty dam important and has an effect on pretty much every single thing that runs on the CPU.

    A lot more then size matters I could stick 50GB of Vram on a 660ti but its bandwidth is still going to suck compared to the 670 or the 7950.
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    posted a message on stupid things to do to computers.
    Downloading Nvidia beta drivers then opening up the Wow login screen while they had the no frame limiter on it.
    Starcraft 2 did the same thing in resulted in a few ruined cards even without the massive driver bug I got.
    For people who don't know Nvidia released a Beta driver that killed the fan on the GPU it got recalled in like a hour after release but my card was dead.
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    posted a message on Overclocking memory does nothing...?
    Quote from TheFieldZy


    EDIT: Wait, you meant the GPU? Well, 50MHz isn't a big boost, but yeah, the memory doesn't do as much as the clock speed. Jumped the gun there on thinking you meant regular ram.


    Also depends on how bottlenecked your memory is in the first place something like a 660ti will see bigger gains from memory then say the 6970.
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    posted a message on In your opinion, is this a good build?
    Quote from Jacobizbeast

    Btw, the phenom processors are WAY dated. Lastly, I'm positive this is good for what i'm gonna be doing with it.


    They are dated but they hold out decently well and for gaming majority of the time they beat out the bulldozers.
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    posted a message on How can I get my devices to work together?
    Just go into the Windows audio settings set the audio to the nice headphones and the mic to the other headphones.
    You can get to this right click on the speaker icon in the corner and hit playback devices.
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    posted a message on Firefox; the ultimate resource hog.
    Quote from bowserchomp

    Firefox is a CPU hog. That you cannot argue against.


    Well I will argue I would like some proof.


    Out of personal interest I decided to run a small test.
    Both Chrome and Firefox running the same benchmark that does not using any extra plugins so its all browser.





    Not really a comprehensive test but I am happy with it.
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    posted a message on Firefox; the ultimate resource hog.
    Quote from alondite1010

    It's quite helpful, since I seem to keep getting Flash crashing, but when I disable it in plugins there are 3. It's quite annoying


    Flash is pretty buggy Firefox splits addons and extensions into a separate thread so Flash can't crash the whole thing most of the time.
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    posted a message on Commence the celebrations
    Quote from 16cadrian

    Good point, also the idea of fapping to a cpu is kinda weird... God were all perverts...


    Rule 34 is about all I need to say about this.

    Gotta say this is a very "special" subsection of the forum.
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