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About JamesDwho

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    Brisbane, Australia
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  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 930
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    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7
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    Corsair 12GB 1600Mhz CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9
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    Gigabyte GTX 670 2GB GV-N670OC-2GD
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    Cooler Master 690 II Advanced
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    Seagate ST2000DX001 Desktop SSHD 2TB
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    SeaSonic X750 750W
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    HP 2159M TN 1080p (Landscape), Asus PA238Q ProArt IPS 1080p (Landscape), Asus VS239H IPS 1080p (Portrait)
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    Corsair H50 in Push Pull
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    Razer BlackWidow Expert (2011)
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    Razer Lachesis 5600 DPI
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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  1. Looks like Rockstar don't want a repeat of GTA IV, I really wonder how bad a state the game must be in at the moment for them to delay it 2 months.
  2. A good way to find out where the congestion is in your connection is to perform a traceroute, it will show each hop (network router) your connection passes, where there is a large delta in minimum and maximum ping then that may likely be the cause. If that's the case you might need to you contact your ISP. To do a traceroute find the IP of the server you're trying to connect to and then in windows command prompt type "tracert (server IP here)" eg "tracert" . If it is an issue with one of the network hops that's either on the server provider side or the ISP side using a VPN may resolve
  3. Civ 5 is quite CPU and RAM intensive (there is actually an achievement for RAM Usage), the large the world size and the more AI you have the more processing power you need, the minimum requirements say an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.0 GHz with 2GB of RAM so I really doubt it will run very well if at all on a single core system. But as typographie said you can always try the Steam Demo.
  4. The search is actually still there, it's just commented out in the html. In Chrome If you "Inspect element" then look for <div id="branding"> then <div class="main_width"> then under <div id="logo"> Edit as HTML and delete the comment marks ( <!-- ). Not exactly fast but if you want to use the forum search then I guess you have that option.
  5. I am very disappointed by this news, I was planning on splurging on a Corsair K95 RGB with MX Blue switches, but it seems that Corsair has made up my mind for me. I can understand Corsair's stance here, clearly Cherry has dropped the ball here and are not producing the MX Blue RGB switches in enough quantity nor the quality that is required for mainstream production. I find it interesting it took this long for this announcement to come out, back in October of last year users on the Corsair Forum were complaining about "mushy" and inconsistent RGB MX Blue switches on their K70 and K95 Keyboards
  6. I recently upgraded from a WD 1TB Black Drive to a Seagate 2TB SSHD, partially because the WD Black drive was developing SMART errors and I also wanted better load times and more space. I definitely noticed a difference in map load times in BF4 with an SSHD over just a regular Hard Drive although the biggest problem with the SSHD drives from Seagate is that they only have 8GB of SSD Storage to cache files, considering the size of games these days this basically results in slow HDD like load times in BF4 and other games the moment the map changes. What I've done for PC's I've built for friends
  7. Generally I find that buying from local AU PC retailers is always the better option over getting it shipped in from the US. Once you factor in exchange rate (which isn't doing as well atm) and add in shipping and extra handling charges it ends up being about the same minus $10-$20 and if you ever need to return it or get support because it got damaged in transit or lost it becomes even more difficult and costly. A Good way to find out who is the cheapest PC retailer in AUS for a particular item is to use a site called StaticIce http://staticice.com.au
  8. It could depending on your hardware configuration and in game settings. Some BF4 players have been able to work around microstutter issues by changing driver settings or playing around with in game commands such as "RenderDevice.RenderAheadLimit" and "Gametime.MaxVariableFps" there doesn't really seem to be one big fix though, the solutions tend to vary a lot and in some cases 'fixes' for some people actually make it worse. It's a lot of trial and error unfortunately.
  9. When in game open the console and type "perfoverlay.drawgraph 1". This shows the frametimes (framerate) graph for the game, there are two lines one for GPU and one for CPU. When the game stutters you should see one or possible both lines spike up the screen.
  10. I don't really think that's a fair argument, most games don't perform well at 4K let alone at 60FPS and as Civ is a turn based game anything 30FPS or above is perfectly fine. We're not talking about Assassins Creed Unity here, we're talking about Civ 5 a soon to be 5 year old game. I can easy play Civ 5 at over 90-100 FPS with a GTX 670 on High Settings with 8X MSAA at 1080p and yes that is endgame with Satellites researched so the entire map is visible.
  11. Civ 5 doesn't take much GPU power to run, the recommended specifications are to have a Radeon HD 4800 or Nvidia 9800 with 512MB of Ram or better. Though in single player CPU performance does matter quite a bit particularly on bigger map sizes. An R7 250 should be able to handle Civ 5 at high details at 1080p. If you can afford spending a little more than $100 I'd recommend getting the R7 250X instead of just the regular 250. According to Toms Hardware, In Battlefield 4 the 250X gets about double the frame rate of the regular 250. You can get an R7 250X for about $109 from Umart or about $118 f
  12. Sounds like a DNS resolution issue, the website resolves for me using Google DNS but doesn't using my ISP's DNS Server. Perhaps trying changing the DNS servers in your router to use Google's DNS Servers instead ( Primary, Secondary)
  13. You could try setting a Static Address for your PC via Network Adapter's IPv4 Properties, that would negate the address lease expiration.
  14. Yes there is, squid3 expands on the regular squid functionality and allows you to create a reverse proxy and do more advanced filtering of HTTPS traffic. I would recommend uninstalling all the squid packages you have installed and start fresh first with the regular squid 2.7.x package, once that's working then you should be able to setup some of the more advanced dynamic caching with squid3.
  15. Generally speaking intel NIC's tend to perform a little better and tend to have lower CPU usage overhead, but for your needs Gigabit Realtek NIC's should be perfectly fine. In an enterprise scenario it might be a different story. As for the proxy Cache it seems that you have only installed the squid3 package and not just the regular squid package. You need the regular Squid package enable a transparent proxy, with a transparent proxy the network traffic from the devices on your network will automatically be passed through the proxy server rather than needing to configure specific proxy address