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wolfmcbeard

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About wolfmcbeard

  • Title
    Member
  • Birthday 1991-11-25

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  • Twitter
    @WMcbeard

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Proxima Centauri B
  • Interests
    Games, old PC's, new PC's, Game consoles(Don't knock it, have you ever gotten 5fps in Half-Life?)
    Obscure tech, something old, ask about my Doom wad that I still haven't finished.

System

  • CPU
    Intel core i5 3570 3.40ghz
  • Motherboard
    oem
  • RAM
    8gb DDR3
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 1050 1550 MHz boost
  • Case
    Optiplex 7010mt
  • Storage
    1tb Samsung HDD - 2tb Seagate baracuda HDD
  • PSU
    oem
  • Display(s)
    HP 24m 1920x1080 native
  • Cooling
    oem fan/sink
  • Keyboard
    Blackweb Mech. KB (Model: BWA18HO004)
  • Mouse
    Acer Predator Cestus 320
  • Sound
    HP desktop speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

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  1. "How to turn your Dell into a gaming rig!" and "101 other uses for your gaming Dell after it suffers a rapid heat death!"
  2. Never had the money fully enjoy a new AAA maxed out game, yes, my current setup is the most capable one I've had yet, but I'm not looking to spend nearly the whole cost of my pc or more on just a gpu, I don't have the money to do that, yeah, I could save up, but then I'd still need all the other bits, I'm not waiting months to play Black Mesa's Xen after waiting this long already just for fps over 40-50 when I could just nudge a few settings for things I don't care about and get nice smoothness 95% of the time. So for me, consoles are a more cost effective way to play new games, but since there are very few modern titles I want to actually play on ANY platform, my pc is plenty capable. I'd say exclusives but since Halo Reach and eventually Halo 2 Anniversary are coming to Steam, that argument for me is now null.
  3. We finally got a pic of Mistral with his ears perked, he hasn't grown much bigger and will probably stay the size he is now.
  4. I run all games at 1080p (native res) and tweak settings from there, though most of my AAA library isn't all that new. NMS runs on a med-low mix though from what I understand that game has some performance issues in the first place even on consoles so I typically get 35 to 80 fps. Skyrim I do mixed high-med with med-high LOD settings and I get a buttery 60 with a drop of three or four frames once in a while though I can still get playable fps in most areas on ultra. BeamNG.Drive isn't all that new or even full release but it is very cpu heavy, I can usually spawn four cars at once, seven or more cars tank the fps though. Fallout 4 is ify, weird performance, sometimes it's a smooth 60 and then I go to Diamond City and see drops in the 10's Fallout 3 and NV default to ultra and I haven't seen any performance issues. ES Oblivion also defaults to ultra and is the same story as Fallout 3/NV. Black Mesa (Half-Life's unofficial remaster) can get intense in some spots but it's a Source engine game so it'll "run" on a lot of hardware though with tweaking, I've got most of the settings maxed except for dynamic shadows and water reflections both on med with and average fps of 50-60.
  5. I'm rocking an almost identical system (half the ram) and I have had a blast with most games. I have a very light oc of 1550mhz on my 1050 and it's trucking along nicely, I imagine with a beefier psu and better case exhaust fan, I'd be willing to push it higher.
  6. Known brand, got Xbox as kid for Christmas 03 or 04, got a 360 in 08, and got a XB1 after they stopped the Kinect forced bundle, so I know what to expect from them more or less. Doesn't mean I don't use other platforms, just have a bit of an experience bias with the Xbox when it comes to console though my PS4 just collects dust since we rarely use it.
  7. 2x N64's 1x PS1 1x PS2 1x red ringed Xbox 360 1x working Xbox 360 s 1x Gamboy Advance SP 1x Gameboy color 2x 1st gen Xbox one's (power bricks failed) 1x PS4 that's been sitting in a tote for two years now (Not last gen, but is my least used system) 1x 3DS XL 2x Wii's (one has a bad disk drive) 1x Wii U
  8. I have three... My old setup from when I joined the ltt forums... My last pc, a small form factor Dell had to have the hard drive outside of the system since the cpu fan duct/hard drive holder was obstructed by my gpu. On my current pc I have attached wire fan guards to my cpu and case fan with twist ties and changed the color of the white power and hdd activity led's to purple using purple duct tape. Yes, there is a dead moth inside the cpu fan, I noticed after I posted and looked. I don't want to know how he got in there since the side panel was on....
  9. Rumble Racing? Only Ps2 racing game that I can remember that matches, but it's been over ten years since I last played that.
  10. Got my first mechanical keyboard a short time ago, and it feels so nice to type with, being budget oriented I bought a Blackweb (Walmart brand) one since the Corsair I had been looking at was to expensive. It's not rgb, but does have colored back lighting with three brightness levels and a handful of lighting modes. I had to google more info about it (after I already bought it) and learned that it has Outemu Blue key switches that I assume are budget versions of Cherry MX blue's. I know there are probably better options, but compared to thrift store oem ps2 rubber dome keyboards i'm used to, this thing is amazing.
  11. I have a small lcd tv as a monitor at the moment, though it does do 1080p, it only has one hdmi port and I use an xbox one to play co-op over xblive with my gf but I don't want to kill the port constantly plugging and unplugging my pc/xbox. What I'm looking for. must support at least 1080p no more than $100usd would prefer built in audio would prefer two hdmi ports
  12. Ok cool, I mentioned the proprietary connectors thing due to my old Dell Optiplex 780 tower using some kind of nonstandard connection that resembled an eIDE type thing so I'm always over cautious about stuff like that. Definitely a better choice, the switch that comes attached to the tower is meh at best, and the green/orange bi-color led is dated. Seems fitting, my dx5150 was an Athlon64 system, so I might take this as an idea when I can work on this project again...
  13. Pit bull, got him from someone who wasn't doing a good job with him, you could see his ribs and spine. His previous owner wasn't around and had another dog that he said was greedy with food, there were other ways to keep him from getting that skinny, but he's a healthy pup now at least. Here's a pic from his first day with us when he was 5 months old. here he is after about two months. The camera woke us both up, that said, I wouldn't trade Mistral for a thing.
  14. Both actually, the pup's sharp as a knife...when he's awake at least.
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