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Skeezix the Cat

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About Skeezix the Cat

  • Birthday 11/12/1993

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    Male
  • Location
    location joke goes here
  • Interests
    Technology, electronics and electricity in general, and a big yes on Car Audio.
  • Contributed
    $95 (US) to Open Carnage

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Computer Details

  • Name
    Magical Potato
  • Central Processor
    Intel i7-8700k
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte AORUS Gaming 5
  • Graphics
    Gigabyte Aorus 1080ti@2GHz
  • Memory
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x8GB 3GHz DDR4
  • Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z
  • Storage
    Intel 520 120GB SSD, Seagate 2TB 7200RPM, Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD
  • Power Supply
    Corsair GS800
  • Case
    Thermal Take Tower 900
  • Display
    Dell UltraSharp curved 34" 3440x1440
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70 Cherry MX Red
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64

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  1. I've read some other discussions on the whole play anywhere feature and I don't think they're pushing UWP with the intention of it being bad to herd people to xbox. It really seems like they have shifted gears a little since the early xbox one days where it was all about the console and getting people to use it. Now it's more about having a large ecosystem that can target more people easily than it would be with just the xbox. For example, all us diehard PC gaymers are on PC because we like it. To get us to buy xboxes, they have to either do the usual exclusive nonsense and hope we'll just give in (but be bitter about it) OR they could cash in on the fact that Windows is a brand they own just as much as Xbox, if not more so. Either way, the money is there and this is a path of least resistance sort of approach where they just give us what we want for once and whaddya know, we throw money at them. The downside is they're not putting nearly as much effort into this approach as they could be because they don't need to. UWP sucks flaccid peepee. Everybody knows it. But the fact that yeah, it CAN work means that we do have the option to play on Windows and give them money or we can play on xbox and still give them money. And going out of their way to make UWP not suck flaccid peepee is realistically not going to increase xbox OR windows sales so...why bother? I feel like this turned into a bit of a tinfoil rant here at the end but I stand by it.
  2. It wasn't necessarily the games themselves, it was just the microsoft store. Technically speaking a lot of the problems I had initially affected any store apps even though before this point I had never used it. I believe I've repressed a lot of it because I'm not 100% sure if it was just Halo Wars 2, or if it was both 2 and 1 but I genuinely could not install and play them. I don't think I've ever been more frustrated with trying to play a game before. I had downloaded Halo Wars 1 multiple times while I still had a data cap and it would fail at 99% then make me start over. I ended up paying probably between 50-100 dollars in data overage fees :\ Then HW2 I think I got downloaded but wouldn't start because of some error from the store and of course it wouldn't let me bypass it. I tried so many things; cache clearing, permission editing, reinstalling, user accounts you name it. In the end the ONLY way I could play them was by installing windows on another hard drive and dual booting. And even that took two tries because the first time I did it I got the same errors as I originally did. And what was just the icing on the cake is, many months later after I had already played through both and gotten some hours in, for shits and giggles I tried playing HW2 on my main windows install and it just worked. No fuss...no errors...it just...worked. So did HW Definitive Edition. The store was just fucking with me from the very start because it knew this was one of my most anticipated games of all time, on the platform I wanted ;( They won't. Trust me they won't. It has almost nothing to do with whether or not the port of the game itself runs well and is relatively bug free. I mean that's a factor, same as with any game but the fact that it's UWP is an auto loss. I'm sure it'll work for 60% of people and they'll say "I haven't had any problems. I'm fine with it tbh". The shit I dug through and messed with involving the store is vast. It is a convoluted, awful system with horrible control over what happens and why, errors are cryptic and useless, "fixes" rarely do anything, and so on. I pray that when I get this game that I'm one of the lucky ones that can pass the UWP test and go on to see if the game itself is well functioning.
  3. A Samsung 970 Evo 500GB NVMe drive. I'm excited to play with it! I have only ever had/used an Intel 520 120GB SSD I got like five years ago. It has been faithfully serving as my perpetually full boot drive all this time. It works well enough for that, but even when I manage to squeeze 30-50GB of space out of it to use and put a game or something on it, I don't really notice any blazing speeds. It basically performs like 5% better than a really good HDD. Hopefully that will change now.
  4. I was not aware of that and I'll keep it in mind in the future but I'm confused by your salesman-esque post, if I'm being honest
  5. I play el dewrito at like 110? And don't really notice any warping. Which I agree with Shiku, I am not anal about super high FOVs because I can't stand that warping effect. Then again, maybe playing on an ultrawide mitigates the effect
  6. While this will slow us down a little bit, I just played for about an hour and holy shit was it a blast. I missed out on the golden days of halo 3 multiplayer, so server browser or not I'm gonna get people to play this. If we have to host our own parties and connect P2P, we will. Fortunately from the looks of things it's not 100% that the server browser will be taken down, they just can't distribute the halo online files or most likely continue to work on the project very much.
  7. I haven't messed with rainmeter since like what, 2010? I used to hate it because I was dumb and couldn't make anything look nice but always hoped a skin would automatically look as good as the pictures promoting it. I think I'm a little bit better with it now. Probably not gonna win any desktop design awards but I like it
  8. Skyrim VR. May do a lil reviewy-poo on it
  9. I'm not sure but I was connected to my wired connection and to my phone's wifi hotspot at the same time. I'm only supposed to be getting 400 down so can speedtest do link aggregation?
  10. AND I JUST GOT FASTER BOI
  11. Galaxy S9+. Me likey.
  12. Got my new mobo and 8700k.  Everything working normally with the same PSU as before.  Finally able to run my Dominator Platinums at their now outdated 3GHz, very happy.  My jerry rigged $50 water cooling loop even keeps it at about 60c in the couple minutes of aida64 I tried, and 40-50 in Firestrike Ultra.  Scored 7058

  13. It does seem like a power issue and I'll try that when I have some free time to mess with it. And no, I didn't install any patches related to that unless they were automatically installed without my saying so. Even if they did cause my windows install to bork, I wouldn't think they would prevent a separate bootable USB drive to bork too. I even tried booting from the USB with no other drives connected and it behaved the same way. So there has to be something screwed up with my power delivery or some other hardware fault but I honestly can't see it being the psu because I ran both AIDA64 (on all components except drives because SSD) and Prime95 stress/stability tests for hours. Not both at once, but separately and had no hiccups anywhere. With a 1080ti running full bore at 2GHz, if I had a PSU fault then I think it would have crashed. I feel like I might have somehow shorted or electrostatically shocked part of the VRM on the board, so the CPU is incredibly starved for power which would explain why the RAM has to be lowered too. Haswell-e has a terrible memory controller and I have never been able to run it very high.
  14. It's the X99 platform, so no iGPU. Besides, I was able to stress test my 1080ti at 2GHz for a good 30 minutes while also "stressing" the cpu and had no crashes. As far as trying to lower it until I can boot instead of rising it from the bottom, it doesn't even seem to want to change from 1.2GHz now. The last time I got it to actually change, I tried 1.5 and it did not start successfully. I've noticed it keeps resetting the cpu voltage to about 0.775. This would explain the severe instability, but raising it to even 1.35 doesn't make a bit of difference. It's almost like my bios is trolling me and only actually applying certain settings when it feels like it. I may try flashing a newer version if there is one
  15. Built my first custom water cooling loop.  CPU stays at a frosty 35C running AIDA64.  UNFORTUNATELY that's only with 3 cores active and at a cap of 1.2GHz...not quite as impressive