Roscoe

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  1. Never thought I'd see bullet hell doom. But it's appropriate! D:
  2. Ahhh I love this sort of question! I banged out a definition of it awhile back (years ago) that I still think works to a degree. "Love is a bond that draws people together (in various ways)" I'm not arrogant enough to think that is a universal definition (or description) for "love" of course. For the time being I'm pretty happy with it, though. :) As for better to have never loved? Nah, it's a good thing to experience, I think, at least once. An aside: Man cannot survive without woman. This is a fact. So, help man survive! Get a good woman. :) What? You don't need a woman to be happy? Man will survive without your individual contribution? Excellent! I wish you contentment in your path!
  3. Really nice video! Thanks for posting this! I find it inspirational, and makes me hopeful I can build something of my own for cheap, too. Been planning on building a new one for awhile, now. I doubt that $300 will cover the cost of buying a new monitor, though. All my crts are dying on me. :( The car argument is kind of out of place, and you probably don't give a shit about that! However, I see where you're coming from. Got to have the time and inclination (two very important things) in the first place to do something like build a PC from scratch. Me? I love doing this kind of stuff. Not hard to make time for things you enjoy doing. ;) Doesn't seem like you're interested at all in building a pc. Do you think you ever would be, given the time?
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    I've been told I should come here with this. Figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. Hardly visit these forums, but I do find them to be valuable.

    Anyways, I am currently formulating plans for building EDIII (a new computer). I haven't built a computer for five years and my choices in parts now, compared to then, are mind boggling and somewhat overwhelming. It looks like I can build a computer that's at least twice as fast for about half the price of what I built this one. I want to build a new one because I am starting to feel the pull of newer games, but this computer (EDII) has no chance of running them.

    As for budget? I'm not looking to spend more than $400-$500. I know I want to get 4gb ram, and I know I want at least a 3ghz clockspeed processor.

    I need your guys' help! You can help me by answering these questions:

    Are there products (specific brands/makers) I should stay away from? For instance, Nvidia vs Ati, Intel vs AMD, etc.

    Are there products (specific brands/makers) that I should definitely go for?

    How important is it to get a high memory video card? How much is enough when it comes to video cards? How important is clock speed on video cards?

    I will be searching out advice from elsewhere on the web, but I figured I'd ask here, first.

    Anything else you guys can think of to add would be great.

    Cheers!

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    2. Doom Marine

      Doom Marine

      If you go Mac, you'll be using it bent over, because Steve Jobs will be right behind your chair, fucking you in the ass.

    3. Roscoe

      Roscoe

      Maes said:

      And this thread, as I see it, has become a vent for (others') grudges and frustations and the OP will have probably ran away. Great job, malakes.

      Build a New Computer...NOT!!!


      It'll take a lot more than this to make me run away. :) I'm actually getting exactly what I wanted in this thread. I got a lot of helpful responses so far. Thank you all.

      As for dual boot and all that, I've heard that windows Xp is better for playing "doom" among other older gen games. Is this true? I know a lot of you don't play a *whole* lot of doom any more, if any at all, but I still play it constantly both online and off. Can windoze 7 support that and other older games adequately?

      Xeros612: You mentioned perhaps dual booting 98SE. I'm intrigued! Would that even be possible to run on a newer hardware set up? Would the newer drivers be compatible? What about the original Win98 (which I have the setup disc for, actually) ?

    4. Shaikoten

      Shaikoten

      If you're running doom2.exe for the whole retro experience of it all, and not using sourceports, then having a windows98 dualboot is the way to go. Or running it as a virtual machine. On the other hand, if you want mostly sourceports, go with Win 7 full time. And DOSBox is always helpful for most of your old game needs, usually works well across the board. The only problem with Win 7 and sourceports is that midi support isn't amazingly good anymore.

    5. Infinite Ammunition

      Infinite Ammunition

      You would be incredibly lucky to get a modern hardware setup working even somewhat passably with Win98, let alone to make all your drivers intended for 7 try to play nice; just watch what happens when you throw so much RAM and HD partitions so big to a system like 98, and the results won't be pretty if it even runs (example: get ready to dumpster-dive for a hard drive that 98 won't choke on for being too big). If you want to run stuff in 98 without springing for years-old hardware that you'd be stuck with, your best bet would be to run it within a virtual machine. XP's situation for modern hardware isn't nearly as bad, but still don't expect robust compatibility with bleeding-edge things like USB 3 (even 64 bit support on XP is shit--and these days it makes no sense anymore to build for 32 bit with even a lower/mid-range new machine), and either way if you don't want to have to replace the whole system in a year or two to keep up then the virtual-machine route would probably be best here too.

      For Doom, most folks today (especially here) tend to play with source ports that are intended to play nice with modern systems, and failing that if you need doom.exe then there's 1) DOSbox to run it directly under a modern system 2) the virtualized 98 route suggested above 3) Chocolate Doom to get damn near as close as possible to the original anyway.

    6. Xeros612

      Xeros612

      I was really just throwing out ideas with the 98SE thing. And thinking again on that, I really only have experience with 98FE(with only hearing SE was good), and while it wasn't quite as virus-prone as XP is nowadays, it was a magnet for our buddy BSOD. I'm not sure if XP would really help all that much for some older games, considering hardware. I know the only reason I can't do hardware acceleration on my MechWarrior 3 pack on my desktop is because my NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT doesn't work with it, not because it's running Vista x64. Unless the game has a software render mode that doesn't look like arse, the hardware could prove to cause incompatibility, not necessarily the OS.

      As for Doom on new hardware and OS, Punching Bag-I mean, Vista and 7 have absolutely zero problem running Doom that XP doesn't have. If you want purely vanilla gameplay, Chocolate Doom sourceport will offer pretty much that exact thing, and Zdoom/GZdoom's compatibility settings at the very least suggest that it's possible to set things to nearly Vanilla settings. Not sure about other source ports, as I really only use Chocolate, GZDoom, Skulltag, and occasionally Risen3D, so I don't know if any other ones do vanilla-style emulation particularly well.

      Building on the ATI thing Jodwin mentioned, I've only had issues with the dynamic light option "use shaders something something" at the bottom of the option list, and that really only makes the framerate turn into a slide show. Not sure what the extent of issues are for most ATI cards, but my Mobility Radeon HD 4500/5100 seems to work fine in GL outside that shader issue.

      Also, unless you want to be trendy and not really think of gaming again, avoid the mac like the plague.... or another commercial item with mac in the name. :P

    7. Roscoe

      Roscoe

      Xeros612 said:

      Also, unless you want to be trendy and not really think of gaming again, avoid the mac like the plague.... or another commercial item with mac in the name. :P


      Not to worry. Macs are too expensive, and they disgust me on other levels.

      Besides, I think it's fairly safe to say if you're a fan of the original "Doom" series of games, and/or their source ports (go Zdoom, zdaemon, skulltag, Odamex!), you're probably more of a pc person, anyway.

    8. neubejiita

      neubejiita

      I have purchased a Intel i3 and Gigabyte H55 motherboard and I was told that if I want to use the Integrated Graphics I have to use a i3 CPU to be able to use the integrated GPU in that chip, and that is a nice and cheap solution to have a good video chipset in a relatively affordable computer build. I would buy a i3 or i5 for a good affordable dual core CPU.

      But get whatever is the best value you can find and make sure to buy components that work well together. Good luck.

    9. Maes

      Maes

      Well, he could always make a triple- or quad-boot Hackintosh ;-)

      OSX is worth using at least once to experience some convenient features like e.g. DMG disk images and the user interface. But for games and multimedia for the masses...PCs still rule.

    10. spank

      spank

      Maes said:

      Good job, malaka. Keep it up. Way to ruin a thread by jumping into some gratuitous trolling bandwagon. I've had my share of pointless and unprovoked flamewars, but this one gets the cake.

      And with his budget, he can afford a used G5, at most :-p

      Who are you calling a malaka, paneleiro? :) Let a guy throw a joke.

      Anyway, seems like AMD takes the crown for the budget market. I'm surprised.

    11. Maes

      Maes

      Well, there have been a lot of malakies said in this thread.

  5. Forgive me for resurrecting an almost certainly dead topic, but I wanted to put my measly two cents in, too. SpeakEasy.net says: 0.79 mbps download 0.73 mbps upload Ping: 98 ms 173 mi I thought mine was bad, but mine certainly isn't the worst on here.
  6. Seemed very playable, even in its present state. I really loved some of the tight quarter 1on1 and 2on1 battles, like with the Knight and Baron. But perhaps that's why it's called "Claustrophobia" ? I'm of the "kill all monsters before completing map" persuasion, so it pained me in some parts to leave some monsters behind simply because I didn't have enough ammo to kill them all. I was unable to complete it without cheating. I feel so dirty. After dying at that part with the demon with the nice ass *wink wink* about 10 times I had to give up and cheat. Maybe put something more to hide behind? And, as always, put a chainsawwww somewhere in there, dammit!... j/k
  7. I endorse this product.