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DuckReconMajor's Doomworld Forums Blog

Finally put a PC together April 20, 2013, 5:19 pm
Hey Doomworld it's been a while I know.

I got back into the computer building game for a little while but decided to go ahead and just buy what I had before I let myself lose motivation and put it on the back burner again. I know this made for some probably poor choices but whatever. It's built.

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-20 17:33 EDT-0400)

Not listed:
Keyboard: Filco Majestouch-2 Cherry Brown keyboard
Demciflex dust filters

What I already had:
Dell U2312HM for the really low input lag
I've got a G400 with a MX518 shell put onto it (the G400 surface slips out of my hand).

- I got the DirectCU II version of the 680. It takes up three expansion slots in the back.
- No one told me the case was this big! Next to a slim Xbox 360 for comparison.
- Overall view

The cherry brown keyboard is awesome but I'm not liking the tactile bump as much as I thought I would. It makes typing great but I just feel that double taps are kind of annoying with it. Might try a red at some point.

I've still got stock cooler on the 3570K. I'm a terrible person I know. I'll overclock in the future but didn't want to worry about it right then. This guy at work is trying to convince me to get a Corsair closed loop water cooler. I'm considering buying a Corsair H100i. What do you guys think?

Go ahead and joke on my choice of Windows 8. It's not terrible after getting used to and with the SSD the system boots up in 5 seconds flat.

I know my cables are a mess, but what's pictured is cleaned up from the even worse mess it was before. If I put the 24 pin bundle and the one that goes to the CPU through the holes, I can't get the back panel back on. Any ideas?

I just know this thing better support the damn shaders GZDoom needs to do the lighting right.

I also got a job September 8, 2012, 9:10 pm
After taking the summer off I began applying to what will be my first job (I never worked in high school or college). I was prepared for a long and stressful job hunt, but my first application led to an interview which led to a job offer. Later this month I will start work as a software developer.

Good luck to everyone looking for a job. Keep your head up, crazy stuff happens.

double double digits duck September 5, 2012, 9:16 pm
twenty two times around the sun
dirty doom duck roams the halls with his gun
trying not to trip on the cords on the floor
gates of hell open he goes in for some more

hear the growl of an imp or is it something bigger?
cheeseburger grease jamming up the trigger
they followed my trail of doritos crumbs
turn around yep looks like i'm about done

BS'in CS (but keeping god mode anyway) May 10, 2012, 10:32 am
Nope, a degree in Computer Science will not change my playing habits. It will, however, make me feel smug around all those liberal arts majors who wouldn't date me.

Unlike Snakes, you don't get a picture of my sister, but here's a picture with my brother to make up for it.

Now to just get Chex Warrior out of here.

Beat Doom 2 again March 23, 2011, 3:18 pm
Since I got my new mouse I decided to run through Doom 2 on Skill 1 again (I still suck).

Anyway I have more respect for it now but I still like Doom 1 a bit better.

Levels I still hate
Monster Condo

Levels I like more now
Tricks and Traps
Industrial Zone

Levels that are still great
The Citadel
The Chasm
The Living End
Icon of Sin

I'm thinking next I should play through on Skill 2 or 3. Or should I just jump to Skill 4 and roll with it?

Philosophical question November 28, 2010, 6:53 pm

I now have the most awesome mouse pad ever. November 12, 2010, 5:59 pm
So I'm in my brother's room when I see the play mat he got in his Scourgewar WoW TCG box set. He says it was useless since the cards don't all fit on it. I asked him if I could have it and he said sure and I'm like hell yes. You're not a play mat. No, you're just a big-ass mousepad.


iufmgienntfptyass October 13, 2010, 9:01 pm
I was going to play through the Halo games and then get Reach and play it online. I'm halfway through 2 when I decide I'd rather try just for once and get a game when it comes out to jump online in its opening days.

I decided to go ahead and get Black Ops when it comes out. I also want to get a headset. I think I want to get the Turtle Beach X11 headset. I hear that it's not quite worth the $60 price tag but I really want the thing that lets you hear yourself talk and I don't know of any other set that does that.

Another thing I'd like to bring up is that after using the FPS Freeks for several months I learned a couple things. I had one on the right stick but not one on the left (as seen here). For some reazon I was annoyed by that so I took it off. That was worse. Then I took the one off the PS3 controller and put it on the left stick and put the right back on. It instantly felt much better. I think I'm really getting the full benefit of them for some reason. They stick really feel like joysticks instead of stupid analog rubbers. Yay!

This brings me to my second point. I bought a second set of FPS Freeks, this time Viper Ultras. I got them and found that they have 3 clasps instead of the usual six. I immediately knew the reason for this and as I suspected this cuts down quite a bit on the amount of contact the attachments make with the face button disc on the PS3's DualShock. If you roll the stick around the edge of the hole you will know what I mean. So yeah, if you have a PS3, go with either black or Viper Ultra.

I hope Fisk reads Blogs. This isn't addressed to him but I would like to hear his o-pinion.


eating coffee grounds October 9, 2010, 12:46 am
So yes, being someone who will eat anything and likes black coffee, I thought I could save a bit of money on caffeine.

It was like eating pencil shavings. I was buzzed but I spent the next couple of hours trying not to vomit.

Went on to discover the wonders of the caffeine pill.

20 years of annoying DRM September 5, 2010, 11:52 am
Yes, that's right, the man behind DuckReconMajor has passed into his second decade of existence. Got some great stuff like
    Masters of Doom
    BioShock (found and played the PC demo and decided it was time to finally get it)
    Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (came bundled with BioShock)
    Singularity (surprised to hear they actually made this work, plus Raven got screwed on this one and I felt bad)
    3200 Microsoft Points (using them for Limbo and Halo 1)
    MTG 2011 Core booster pack (just got into this recently)