(PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects

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by BAKA » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:13 pm

Thinking about getting this Razer Blade 15 when I come back from my holidays in late August, early September (depending on how much I actually spend on holiday :shifty: ). I want to replace my desktop, because it takes up too much room, but I'm slightly concerned there seems to be a lot of complaints online about Razer products dying. I don't want to spend all that money and have it die in a couple of years. Does anyone here own a Razer laptop, or have any experiences with them? It's expensive, but I detest the look of gaming laptops, and I love how sleek and light the laptop is. I'm also tempted to just get a Dell XPS 15, which will give me less to play with gaming wise, but probably be more than suitable for what I'll likely use it for (WoW, PUBG, that Trails game that didn't come to PSP, and a few YS titles I missed on PSP).

I want to return to WoW, but annoyingly I think I've somehow lost my character. I was checking on the Armoury and there's now another character with my name on my server. I assume there's some kind of inactivity thing that freed up my character name / deleted my character? Extremely annoying when one of the reasons for return is to reconnect with old friends / guild. I have no idea if I'll get to assign a new character name, if one was randomly given to me, if I can even get my character back. Don't really want to pay a subscription fee to find out either. :cry: Maybe it's a good thing, slightly concerned WoW would take over my life again. :shifty:

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PostRe: (PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects
by BAKA » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:22 pm

Forgot to mention, I also want to emulate some stuff since Nintendo killed VC. Nothing more recent than GameCube. Would a Dell XPS 15 be capable? I have zero knowledge about this kind of stuff.

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by Karl » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:23 pm

@BAKA: Have you considered building a Mini ITX PC? The motherboard form factor is a little over 6 inches square, and the cases are usually light and slim. You end up with a 'real' PC but it won't take up much room at all. If you're just looking at one mid-range GPU then you shouldn't have any trouble fitting it onto the board and getting a case with enough room for it (but do your research).

I suggest this because it will be much cheaper and probably more reliable than that £2000 laptop.

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by BAKA » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:34 pm

Karl wrote:@BAKA: Have you considered building a Mini ITX PC? The motherboard form factor is a little over 6 inches square, and the cases are usually light and slim. You end up with a 'real' PC but it won't take up much room at all. If you're just looking at one mid-range GPU then you shouldn't have any trouble fitting it onto the board and getting a case with enough room for it (but do your research).

I suggest this because it will be much cheaper and probably more reliable than that £2000 laptop.


I do actually need a laptop in general, and was hoping to kill two birds with one stone. But I'll definitely look into a Mini ITX PC. I have never heard of it before. But honestly, it's not just the desktop I want rid of, but the monitor, speakers, wires, tat, it just doesn't fit into my lifestyle any more, and I never need to use the CD / DVD drives either. Laptop makes most sense. But yeah, reliability... :?

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by Lagamorph » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:39 pm

I'd recommend taking a look at PC Specialist for gaming laptops too before you make a decision. When I was looking a few years ago I found them a bit cheaper for same spec, or higher spec for same price than other places.

They're basically Clevo units.

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by Tragic Magic » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:29 pm

Rising Storm 2 seems alright still to me. Had a great couple of games last night.

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by Xeno » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:44 pm

I was tempted by Monster hunter world till I had seen the price (£50, even on key sites it's over £40), then the server issues it is having and the lack of control you have (you can't even turn off mouse acceleration) :lol: pass.

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by <]:^D » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:43 am

BAKA the other problem with gaming laptops is theyre often insanely heavy. id recommend checking the weight, adding 500g or so for the power cable, and then putting the equivalent in your daily backpack/rucksack and see if its bearable.
im leaning towards Karl's suggestion of a mini-pc and a notebook for travelling.
im actually thinking of going for a microsoft surface go for my next 'work' laptop.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:48 am

Every gaming laptop I've ever seen has been gargantuan and severely underpowered for the price. You can get a decent mini-PC and a notebook for the same price, with close to the same specs and far more versatile.

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by Jenuall » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:52 am

On the topic of gaming on less cumbersome devices - has anyone else had a go on the beta for GeForce Now? I've been quite impressed with the results you can get from it, I was playing Assassins Creed origins at 1080p60 on my 5 year old laptop last night and the experience was almost flawless.

You need a decent enough connection (minimum of 25Mbps) and there is still some discernible lag - but I'd say it's definitely at a level where most would be comfortable with it.

If you know you're going to be playing games in places with a solid internet connection I would seriously consider getting a lower specced laptop and trying something like this out.

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by Ironhide » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:10 pm

Karl wrote:@BAKA: Have you considered building a Mini ITX PC? The motherboard form factor is a little over 6 inches square, and the cases are usually light and slim. You end up with a 'real' PC but it won't take up much room at all. If you're just looking at one mid-range GPU then you shouldn't have any trouble fitting it onto the board and getting a case with enough room for it (but do your research).

I suggest this because it will be much cheaper and probably more reliable than that £2000 laptop.


I love my mini ITX PC, housed in a Fractal Node case.

There are far smaller cases than that though, I just like its sleek, minimalist design.

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by Knoyleo » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:08 pm

Orwell is free on the Humble Store for the next day and a bit.

It's a pretty interesting cyber detective adventure game. There aren't really any opportunities to mess up until the very end, beyond getting a slightly less than perfect outcome, so it's not much of a challenge, but it's a half decent story, and a good exploration of social media snooping as surveillance, in a layout that's pretty immersive.

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by Rightey » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:58 am

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by Qikz » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:35 am

Rightey wrote:Image

Thank you!


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by Lagamorph » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:43 am



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by <]:^D » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:29 pm

yeah just watched that video
i love just putting on LRG videos - even if i know nothing about the item hes showcasing and just having it on in the background. so relaxing

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by Rightey » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:36 am

For anyone who didn't know (like myself) you can put your CD keys for STALKER into gog, and get a digital, drm free version. It also works for a few other games...

https://www.gog.com/reclaim

I just did it to get Clear Sky, and Call of Pripyat. :toot:

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by <]:^D » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:38 am

nice!

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by darksideby182 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:31 pm

Anyone recommend a decent PSU 700-800w, looks like mine is blown (No voltages on any rails after doing the pin out trick) cost isn't to much of an issue.

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by <]:^D » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:28 pm

corsair were the best when i last looked. ive had my most recent for probably close to 10 years now and no issues. dont go cheap!


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