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  1. baronrouker liked a post in a topic by tobiderfisch in Team Fortress 2 Sergeant recruitment   
    I just typed up a really nice paragraph for this and then Chrome decides to crap out on me and I lose everything... thanks Windows 10.
     
    Well here we go again. I've wanted to get more involved with the AJSA for a while now and TF2 would be the perfect game for me. I started playing today (what a coincidence amirite) in 2010 and since clocked about 950 hours of which almost all are actual play time (screw idlers). I main Demo with about 150 hours on him alone and my favorite weapon has to be the Winbomb Launcher aka the Stickybomb Launcher. I would consider myself quite a bit above average but nowhere near as good as some competitive people that I meet in pugs every once in a while. For that I don't play nearly as frequently enough. I also enjoy offclassing as Medic, Scout and Sniper. Occasionally also as Spy but I'm horrible.
    I am a PC gamer even though I do have a PS3 and am planing on getting a Wii U and so I also love to play other games besides TF2 of course. One of my other favorites is Kerbal Space Program where I currently am sinking hours of my spare time into a modded Career Mode safe. I also came up with the stupid idea of unlocking every Assignment in Battlefield 4 which has been taking up a good chunk of my last couple of weeks.
    Other games I am really looking forward to picking up are Deus Ex Mankind Devided, Star Wars Battlefront and Fallout 4.
    I hope this is what you were looking for when you asked for applications and if there's anything else you would like to know please feel free to ask.
  2. baronrouker liked a post in a topic by tobiderfisch in Team Fortress 2 AJSA community event preparation   
    I'd love some highlander or some casual custom games. I don't think I will have time to play on a official AJSA team or something like that. Also time wise weekends are generally good for me we just need to make sure that it works with the timezone difference between Europe and the US (I assume most AJSA members are from those continents).
  3. baronrouker liked a post in a topic by tobiderfisch in Team Fortress 2 AJSA community event preparation   
    I'd love some highlander or some casual custom games. I don't think I will have time to play on a official AJSA team or something like that. Also time wise weekends are generally good for me we just need to make sure that it works with the timezone difference between Europe and the US (I assume most AJSA members are from those continents).
  4. Ninjaneer liked a post in a topic by tobiderfisch in Crash Help   
    First make sure your PC can run the game but considering that the game is from 2007 this is probably not the case. I think it would be best to contact Valve Support about this issue. I had good experiences with them and they will most definitely help you out.
  5. caljkn99 liked a post in a topic by tobiderfisch in Your favorite tf2 loadout   
    My favorite loadout is pretty standard on any Demoman.
     
    Strange grenade Launcher
    Strange Professional Killstreak Australium Stickybomb Launcher (gotta show off a little)
    Strange Eyelander (the stock bottle is better since it does not reduce health but the eyelander is more fun to hunt down spies with in pubs and the buff really goes a long way when you can get two heads of a rookie spy with a dead ringer)
    Pic of the set: http://i.imgur.com/9oSFpgj.png?1
    This is about 3/4 years old so all the gear is ranked up now and my Sticky Launcher is now Killstreakified
  6. Legolas_Katarn liked a post in a topic by tobiderfisch in 4 Evolve Alpha codes up for grabs   
    Hey guys.
     
    So I was lucky enough to get into the Evolve Alpha and they send me 4 extra codes for PC. Since I don't know who to give them to I wanted to share them with ya'll.
     
    These codes are first come first serve
    F9Q07-7CG26-XM8VB 
    F9QQ9-TW6WY-8DVAW 
    F9QQB-JZCE2-WNNXQ 
    F9R98-PR47W-HF4LH
     
    I hope you enjoy.
     
    As for the game, it sadly does not run very well on my current PC so I will have to wait for the release. I will have built my new one by then but the game is a lot of fun even when it only runs at 20-30 fps.
  7. crazykidsbite liked a post in a topic by tobiderfisch in Rockstar are you serious?!   
    We all know that Rockstar never really was big about the PC versions of their games but this is the icing on the cake.
    http://www.pcgamer.com/grand-theft-auto-v-to-reward-returning-players-with-extra-weapons-vehicles-and-events/
     
    First they make us, the PC community, wait a year before they even announce a PC release for GTA V and another half year for the actual release and now returning players that played the game on 360 or PS3 get a reward for buying the game a second time. 
    I always was a big fan of the franchise and waited patiently for the PC release since 1. I don't want to pay for the same game twice and 2. the modding community makes any GTA game so much better and now this just makes me mad.
     
    I thought Platform exclusives were bad but this is a new low. I take this as a big F*** You to the PC fans of the GTA franchise.
  8. tobiderfisch liked a post in a topic by ThE_MarD in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    Heyyo,
    AMD has already started to respond in kind by lowering prices on the 290... and now that NVIDIA has announced the start of their Maxwell lineup? I'm sure AMD in the next month or so will start showcasing their next big GPU's... I wonder if they'll achieve such low power consumption and heat... or if they'll sacrifice both again to try and achieve a better price-to-performance... but last time AMD did that? The stock cooler on their 290's was prone to thermal-throttling after gaming for a while... time will tell though how things will play out. Maxwell is a really good jump... I'm very excited for NVIDIA's next architecture... which will combine Maxwell with 3D memory wafers... Pascal in 2016... om-nom-nom... I loves them delicious framerates. That's when I might upgrade my dual GPU's if the price is right.
  9. ThE_MarD liked a post in a topic by tobiderfisch in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    So turns out that my friend has a spare Z87-G45 Mobo and 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance RAM he gives me for cheap. So I can remove those from that list. I think I will upgrade to the 250GB SSD again. Also can you give me a example of a better CPU cooler? I have no idea what brand to buy for those.
     
    Edit: the Mobo is a little outdated so I will need a BIOS update for it to run with the Maxwell chips in the 970 but that should not be difficult.
  10. tobiderfisch liked a post in a topic by Zegers in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    No worries mate. This part of the forum is where all my activity goes. Helping people get the most bang for their buck and build the ideal machine for the task is what I love doing. 
  11. tobiderfisch liked a post in a topic by Zegers in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    Indeed, one can hope AMD has a good answer to it. I love seeing competition this intense. Not to mention how good it is for us, the consumer. =D
  12. tobiderfisch liked a post in a topic by ofFireandStone in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    Let me just say, That 970... I mean damn! You know how much I like that 290 but 970 just whooped its ass!
  13. tobiderfisch liked a post in a topic by Zegers in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    When it comes to extremely good aircooling, I would recommend for maximum performance something like the Phanteks PH-TC14PE, Corsair's H60 or H80i all-in-one liquid coolers, Nocuta's NH-D14 (or new NH-D15, these Noctua heatsinks are outstanding and some of the best products on the market, but they are a bit pricey), CoolerMaster's Hyper N520, or the Xigmatek Dark Night Night Hawk Edition. All of these will give you pretty great cooling for overclocking.
  14. tobiderfisch liked a post in a topic by CookieArcher in nvidia maxwell - gtx970 and gtx980 now official tested   
    i explain from left to right
     
    - list of games tested
    - average frames all games  in % (1920x1080)
    - average frames all games in % (2560x1600)
    - power consumption "watt" (the whole system on FULL load in  anno2070)
     

  15. tobiderfisch liked a post in a topic by ThE_MarD in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    Heyyo,
    TBH? SLI/CrossFire is an awesome way to extend the life of your rig... for example? I bought the GTX 480 when it was fairly new and then two years later? I found a used one on eBay for $100... bam, just about doubled my performance... for $100. That's of course, if you don't mind buying used.
    Here's a prime example:
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Zotac-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX480-AMP-ZT-40102-10P-1-5-GB-GDDR5-SDRAM-PCI-Express-/271604768541?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item3f3ce7df1d
    See? if I was running a single GTX 480 still? What a bargain! A Single GTX 680 still currently sells for over $300 each... so to try and sell a GTX 480 right now for roughly $80 and then buying a single GTX 680 isn't cost effective... you'd technically pay $220 more to upgrade to a single card that is roughly 5% to 10% slower than a GTX 480 Two-Way SLI setup.
    Back in the day? Yeah, SLI and CrossFire sucked, it only achieved about 30% performance gains over a single card... nowadays? SLI setups, especially at max graphic settings can double the performance of a single card. To me? Multi-GPU has been the best technology jump in quite a while... that is, up until AMD's APU started to shake up the PC Gaming world and now Intel is starting to respond in-kind which is fantastic for anyone looking to build entry-level gaming rigs... soon we will have even better solutions than the current APU configurations.
    Both that MSI Z97 and the ASRock Z97 boards supported CrossFire... just not SLI since NVIDIA is extra picky on bus speeds.
    To get a motherboard that supports SLI Two-Way? Your price would bump up by about $30...
    https://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z97g55sli
    As for GPU's? Yeah after the price drop of the R9 290 by $30 when it's on sale? Yeah it's a better price to performance than the NVIDIA GTX 780.
    Looking at PC Part picker with two R9 290's in CrossFire if you wanted that option down the road? Estimated Wattage: 693W... so a 750W PSU would be cutting it a little close.. you'd be running around 93% load on your PSU when gaming... so if you're serious about Multi-GPU? You may want to bump your PSU up to either 800W or 850W to have a better buffer.
    I run a Corsair TX850 PSU for my i7-3770k and GTX 680 Two-Way SLI setup and it works great.
    So? For a beefier PSU for Multi-GPU potential setups? Here's two that I see
    CoolMax 900W semi-modular 80+ Bronze that's on sale... but only 3 year mfr warranty:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/coolmax-power-supply-zu900b
    EVGA 850W semi-modular 80+ Bronze for $84.99... but it has 5 year mfr warranty:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-110b20850v1
    Both are surprisingly about the same price as the Corsair 750W 80+ bronze psu you picked and offer more capacity.
    So yeh... more opinions n stuff for ya.
  16. tobiderfisch liked a post in a topic by Zegers in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    Upgrading the CPU is superfluous. Overclocking, even with a decent aftermarket cooler will not net you much of a performance increase. Especially since the Haswell chips are notoriously hard to overclock and can get extremely hot. Overclocking to the point of getting a good enough performance spike will require a much better heatsink than a Hyper 212 EVO. About the 290X vs. a 780, it is a decent argument, but the performance is quite similar in reality. The 780 is noticeably cheaper for performance that is only upwards of 8 FPS in the best of cases. With the 290X, you also get the extra VRAM, but that really only matters if you intend on playing at a higher resolution than 1080p. I disagree with getting rid of the SSD. SSD's significantly improve loading times in video games, boot times, and program loading speeds. At most you could downgrade to a 120GB SSD which can be found for 70-75 USD, of 60 USD if you're lucky. A powerful rig should be well rounded. Not having an SSD is quite a hindrance to any machine of this power. If anything, you should spend extra money on getting a better monitor. One that has a 120-144Hz refresh rate to take full advantage of this rig.
  17. ofFireandStone liked a post in a topic by tobiderfisch in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    Thanks for the tips. I put together a compromised build putting together mine and yours. Meaning I pretty much just took over what you gave me except the RAM, PSU and the case. I stuck with the RAM since I am planning on upgrading to 16GB eventually and the Corsair RAM is only one 8GB stick instead of 2 4GB sticks so I only have to buy one more in the future (if this is none sense please tell me). I kept the PSU since I think it would be safer to go with 750W just to be safe. And the extra $10 are not big of a deal to me (again, if this is none sense and I am wasting power with this PSU please tell me). Lastly I stuck with the case and the extra fan because I like it more than the one you picked out for me. I would like a fan with red LEDs in the front of the case so it matches the color of my Keyboard. I know this is completely cosmetic but I think both options are worth the extra $25.
     
    Also, is the only difference between the EVGA and the Asus 780 the faster clock speed (is this actually noticeably faster or just a 3-5 frames?) and the Brand label that make it $50 more expensive? Is it worth it to buy the card while it's almost $50 off (same with the EVGA which is currently on sale) even though I won't be buying the other pieces any time soon?
    Again, thanks for the help.
  18. ThE_MarD liked a post in a topic by tobiderfisch in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    Thanks for the help guys. I appreciate it.
  19. tobiderfisch liked a post in a topic by Puntosmx in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    Theorically, you get better performance from having a matching set in dual channel array than having a larger dimm in single channel.
    The part about matching memory is important. If you mix and match (like I did on my lap) different dimms, they'll be bound to not be compatible, and will perform as two single-channel dimms instead.
    This is theorical since the difference in performance is hard to meassure and there's no good source on benchmarks that prove this difference.
    ...... I might be able to benchmark this, actually, but I don't have RAM testing programs..... it would be interesting to do..... *ponders*
    n'e'way...
    Keeping the extra power in the PSU is nice, specially if you later wish to upgrade the machine, having a PSU that doesn't limit you too much is good.
  20. tobiderfisch liked a post in a topic by ThE_MarD in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    Heyyo,
    Yeah for RAM? It's better to get a dual channel kit. I'm rocking 16GB 4x4GB 2133MHz myself... it's still plenty overkill for the system I have though lol. I'd recommend just buying a 8GB 2x4GB kit for meow.
    As for the GTX 780 argument? Yeah, slightly higher clockspeeds MIGHT net you 5 frames per second average higher. I rock dual EVGA GTX 680's and I'm as happy as can be. The stock cooling solutions for the NVIDIA cards work plenty good and EVGA still backs it with some of the highest manufacturer warranties on GPU's.
    PSU? I highly agree with choosing that 750 Watt. It's a good number to future-proof your PSU. I've had solid PSU's last multiple PC Builds with an 850W Bronze.
    As for the brand names? Spot-on. ASRock are amazing for their mobos, Corsair makes great RAM and PSU's backed by fantastic warranty and the
    Crucial SSD's & Seagate HDD's have always been plenty reliable from past experiences (I got an old Crucial 60GB SSD still rocking hard as my World of Tanks dedicated drive heh & Seagate 2TB Seagate HDD for games & Seagate 500GB HDD for Linux).
    Also, for overclocking the CPU? It's not recommended on the stock cooler anyways... it's only built for stock settings. So by spending $40 on the CPU, you'd be spending another $30 for an aftermarket cooling solution to go with it... so in reality, you're spending close to $100 extra just for proper overclocking abilities...
    I think your revised build with Zeggers CPU suggestion is the best price-to-performance ratio you can find. I look forward to seeing some completed screenies!
  21. tobiderfisch liked a post in a topic by Zegers in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    Well, as for RAM, just about every motherboard you can buy these days has four DIM slots. So buying a 2x4GB kit is just fine, as you can buy another two sticks and put them in the other two DIM slots, although if you eventually want 32GBs, you can just get the 8GB stick right instead. As for the rest of what you brought up, that's all fine. Finally, the GPU. The slight clock speed bumps aren't going to see you a big increase in performance, and if you want, it's extremely easy to overclock GPU clock speeds with programs like EVGA PrecisionX and MSI Afterburner, which can easily make up for the clockspeed. Basically, when it comes to a GPU model, you want to get whatever is cheapest without sacrificing quality and performance. Both ASUS and EVGA are fantastic GPU manufacturers.
  22. ofFireandStone liked a post in a topic by tobiderfisch in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    Thanks for the tips. I put together a compromised build putting together mine and yours. Meaning I pretty much just took over what you gave me except the RAM, PSU and the case. I stuck with the RAM since I am planning on upgrading to 16GB eventually and the Corsair RAM is only one 8GB stick instead of 2 4GB sticks so I only have to buy one more in the future (if this is none sense please tell me). I kept the PSU since I think it would be safer to go with 750W just to be safe. And the extra $10 are not big of a deal to me (again, if this is none sense and I am wasting power with this PSU please tell me). Lastly I stuck with the case and the extra fan because I like it more than the one you picked out for me. I would like a fan with red LEDs in the front of the case so it matches the color of my Keyboard. I know this is completely cosmetic but I think both options are worth the extra $25.
     
    Also, is the only difference between the EVGA and the Asus 780 the faster clock speed (is this actually noticeably faster or just a 3-5 frames?) and the Brand label that make it $50 more expensive? Is it worth it to buy the card while it's almost $50 off (same with the EVGA which is currently on sale) even though I won't be buying the other pieces any time soon?
    Again, thanks for the help.
  23. tobiderfisch liked a post in a topic by Zegers in PC building newbee seeking some advice   
    Well, after like two minutes I put together a build that is just as powerful for less. A case fan is really just not necessary for most cases you purchase, especially enthusiast grade cases. As for the motherboard, no, you don't need to spend that much on a motherboard to get good performance. Motherboards, for the most part, all perform the same. The more money you spend, the more features you get essentially. 
     
     
    Not sure I agree with this. A 4690K is only worth the purchase price if you plan on overclocking your CPU. If you do not, you can save a noticeable amount of money by getting a 4430, that will give you the same performance in video games, but will not allow overclocking. I would save the money, and suffer the lower clock speed that will at most cost you 1-3 FPS in games. Not to mention you're already getting a 780 which will take the brunt of the force when gaming.
  24. DarkChaosReign liked a post in a topic by tobiderfisch in That Gibus Moment.txt   
    This one time I was playing on pl_badwater and the enemy team had a spy that was just god awful. For some reason he had picked me out as his primary target from all the people on the server. Not the Medic, not the Heavy, but the Demo. He would always go after me and declaok right behind me. Unfortunately for him I use headphones when I play and heard it every time, turned around and beheaded him with my eyelander. Needless to say he called me a hacker and eventually ragequit.
  25. tobiderfisch liked a post in a topic by PointBlank in TF2 Conga Line   
    This being my first major non-MvM update since I started playing TF2, I had quite a bit of fun with the new taunts, weapons, and cosmetics. The Conga is easily the best new taunt of them all. Luckily, I uncrated my very own Conga taunt with my first Audition Reel. I loved breaking the tension of a match with a flash mob on the 2fort bridge.
     
    Then I sold it for 5 keys.
     
    Economics 101.