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    Forced break from PS2, computer trouble.

    To keep a long story short; The original gaming computer I built is sitting at my parents house un-used, and the laptop I've been using for the past several months...
    ...has burnt out.



    The one I have here is a lot better at cooling (idling at around 40-50C rather than 80C), but is probably too weak (even weaker than the now-useless laptop) to use for Planetside2.

    I may give it a try sometime but, for now, I'm going to have to quit the wishful thinking. Rendering 200+ infantry is a bit much, and yes I've always played with Minimal settings.



    I'll still bee around on Mumble most days, Games are a pretty great distraction from gende dysphoria. I'll probably bee Minecrafting on a server me and some friends rent, or talking to/playing with the GM who's running Dungeonworld for RPS in the Pen&Paper forum, which I attend every friday at 7pm.

    I'll let you know in this thread if I manage to run any other games in my steam library, or if I get a new computerthing.



    ...also, this is pretty, pathetic, but, if you ever want to contribute to the cost of a new computer then PM me and we can probably do something with Paypal. Engaging media is a great coping mechanism, and no amount of depressive sleep addiction has stopped me from attending an evening of RPS Planetside2.
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    Kickstart it, sobee. You know you want to.

    Ok you know I want you to. Tomato tomato.
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    Kickstart a new gaming PC? ... why would I use Kickstarter for that?
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    Can't you like, take the computer from your parents' house?

    Plus laptops for games make me cry inside.
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    I use a laptop

    ..cry little Cei cry! muahahahaha

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    I am in tears, no doubt.

    My MacBook Pro has Europa Universalis IV installed for emergencies. That's it. Everything else is desktop. Mobile GPUs suck donkey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cei View Post
    Can't you like, take the computer from your parents' house?

    Plus laptops for games make me cry inside.
    Not for several months. There's a violent father there who was the whole reason I moved out. Mother might bee able to take it with her when she moves out later this year to a 2-bedroom place for us to live in.
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    Alrighty, had a chat


    Dear RPS community,

    Do you have any spare computer parts? We're going to crowd-source Sophia a "new" desktop (ITX sized), and need your help! Here's the list of what we need. If you don't have any, but fancy throwing a tenner in to help, drop me a PM.

    Case - Thermaltake Core V1 (Cei)
    PSU - 750W (dewi)
    Motherboard - Gigabyte H61N-USB3 (challenger2uk)
    CPU - i5 2500K (dewi)
    CPU Cooler - Noctua NH-U9S
    RAM - 8GB DDR3 (dewi)
    GPU - 7950 (sevk)
    HD - Crucial M4 128GB SSD (Cei) + 2TB (dewi)
    Fans - Noctua NF-A8 ULN x2
    OS - Windows 8 (Cei)
    DVD - Samsung external (sinomatic)
    Monitor - ?mickygor
    Shenanigans - Rizlar

    PayPal donations: RunningGloves, moms, stoopiduk, cephas, Grumpy, Kristian & Andreas

    Additional items: Keyboard (dewi), short SATA cables, USB2>3 header adapter
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    What about monitor/keyboard?
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    Sophia has a keyboard/mouse and VGA monitor, which will do for now I believe. Unless you have a DVI one kicking about?
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    Edit: REDUNDANT THINGS WERE SAID

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    I've got some old parts I could part with at 2nd hand rates that could handle PS2. Can't really afford to give them away though. I've got a factory overclocked GTX 460 1GB GPU, Phendom 2 965 BE quad core processor (AMD MB only ofc), some RAM which I think was 4GB DDR2@1600mhz (will check later), 600W colours IT PSU (need to check amperage). No spare MBs though, my last one died.

    Edit: 500WPSU with 25 amps on 12v rail (that will handle the GTX 460), 8GB DDR2 @800mhz
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    Might have an ATI 5770 from 2008~
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    I will not sleep on the floor. The fuck do you take me for? I teach students, I am not one.

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    Horg, can you check the PSU and connections? Modular, semi-modular?

    I had a look through my Cupboard Of Things (it's a mystical land) and found a new in box Asus H81i-Plus motherboard that I'd obviously intended to go in the HTPC before it ended up magically turning in to a PlayStation 4. So yeah, threw that in along with a new ITX case, spare SSD and fans. Oh and Windows 8.

    EDIT: Cephas, can you checksie? PCIe I assume?
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    I'll check when I'm home. I think it was PCIe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephas View Post
    I'll check when I'm home. I think it was PCIe.
    I'll go through my box of bits when I get in, I think I have a graphics card I used before I updated - it ran PS2 ok. I may also have some DDR3 memory knocking about - but it's likely to be small sticks.

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    It's non modular, 2 SATA connectors, 2 6 pin PCIe connectors, 2 system fan connectors, 5 4 pin molex connectors, the MB connectors are a 4 pin, a 6 pin and a 24 pin. Reference number is EN60950 (PFC).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horg View Post
    It's non modular, 2 SATA connectors, 2 6 pin PCIe connectors, 2 system fan connectors, 5 4 pin molex connectors, the MB connectors are a 4 pin, a 6 pin and a 24 pin. Reference number is EN60950 (PFC).
    Sweet. We'll see what else comes up, but sounds pretty reasonable. Were you thinking of a price?
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    That.. actually made me laugh quite a bit.
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    The rest of this thread has my hopes up massively though, which.. in itself is really nice for once ^^;
    You guys are awesome<3
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