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Discussion in 'About the Game' started by con20or, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. con20or

    con20or Sailor Hearts of Oak Donator

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    The PC specs survey had an influence on me....

    Just ordered the parts for a new PC, so I would appreciate it if HOOCOTS was ready in the next 5 days.

    Thanks:yes
     
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    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
     
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    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    What Hylie said! :rofl
     
  4. con20or

    con20or Sailor Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Well it will take me a day or two to build it, so I suppose I can give you a full week!
     
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  5. Thagarr

    Thagarr Pining for the Fjords! Staff Member Administrator Creative Support Storm Modder News Gatherer Hearts of Oak Donator

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    You ordered the Oculus Rift development kit too right? :wp
     
  6. con20or

    con20or Sailor Hearts of Oak Donator

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    I wish! I figured wait until the game comes out (next week) and then price them :) Cpt Murphys vid really convinced me but I havenlt a clue what they need. Are they just plug and play?

    I have an old creditcard jammed in a button on my monitor to stop a menu from popping up, no working USBs on my old PC case and a seriously undersized HD, so the PC was my priority.
     
  7. Thagarr

    Thagarr Pining for the Fjords! Staff Member Administrator Creative Support Storm Modder News Gatherer Hearts of Oak Donator

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    I have been trying my best to visualize @Captain Murphy's videos with my paper 3D glasses ...I don't think I am getting quite the same effect he got though! xD

    I once fixed my video card with a bread tie, I understand completely. Just out of curiosity, what are the specs of your new rig?
     
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  8. con20or

    con20or Sailor Hearts of Oak Donator

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    The main parts are

    Intel i5 4690k
    8GB RAM
    GTX 970 4GB
     
  9. Thagarr

    Thagarr Pining for the Fjords! Staff Member Administrator Creative Support Storm Modder News Gatherer Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Not bad at all, that should do quite nicely mate. :onya
     
  10. con20or

    con20or Sailor Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Can't wait:)

    I should probably have held on a bit longer, but this system is very slow of late and crashing more than it should. I do some work with another software company and we have some deadlines coming up fast and I couldn't risk having no PC for the next few months.
     
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    I highly recommend getting an SSD for your boot drive, if you have not planned on doing so already. They speed things up tremendously! :onya
     
  12. con20or

    con20or Sailor Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Yes - picked one of those too, this will be my first. Looking forward to seeing how it works out.
     
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    I've been running my build with the i5 3570k, 16GB, 660 GTX, and 840Pro 256gb SSD. I can say that the SSD makes a pretty decent difference in boot times and OS speeds but for most work I still use standard drives and run the HOOCOTS build off of them instead of the SSD. It sounds like you have a decently powerful machine though I would highly recommend dropping another 8gb of ram in it. I easily chew up 8gb on normal usage but rarely get over 12 at this time.
     
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    Wedori Mopar or no car TOP CONTRIBUTOR 3D Artist Creative Support Hearts of Oak Donator

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    I have setup in my systems the Samsung 850 Pro SSD series. Very recommend to reduce bottlenecks in a system. I use one for the OS and programs, one for games and one for Prepar3D. For file archives and production, I run 2TB and 4TB Western Digital red 24/7 NAS plates.
    Thats strong plates with high reliability. In reason of backup very big filesizes every day, I check 1 time the month all my systems and HDDs with Crystal Disk Info and HDD Tune pro. When ever the status of one is going from green to yellow, I replace them. Mostly yellow comes from damaged sectors (why ever).

    EDIT: I never lost an SSD or have had errors at one of them, till today. Mostly I replace them in reason of new controllers and faster speeds. So my last change was in december to the 850 Pro Series by Samsung. Before I used OCZ Vertex.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I had 16GB in my initial build but on the forum I go to for build advice they recommended dropping it back to 8. It will be easy enough to bump it up if I need to at a later stage. I got a 250GB SSD - ill probably just put the OS on it, is that how they work best? I have a 1TB SATA HD coming with it.
     
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    I have at one SSD, OS and programs. At the other one games and on the third Prepar3D.
    Then I have 23,5TB work HDDs (the red ones from WD). 12TB of it are only backup drives. But I need to say I have 3 workstations running.

    So, the SSD give you benefit where you need it. Thats programs, OS etc..
     
  17. con20or

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    build went fine, where is HOOCOTS :rumgone
     
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    Here, courtesy of Post Captain:
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    :razz
     
  19. con20or

    con20or Sailor Hearts of Oak Donator

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    It wont load, i need a new PC!
     
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    Oh no! That's still floating around?? :p
     
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