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Kid Friendly Games for a 10 Year Old Kid

14 April 2017 - 02:22 PM

I'm looking for a game or two for my 10 year old daughter to play that DOES NOT have a "chat" feature to talk to other people online.


She had been playing Roblox for the last few months and did something stupid thanks to a "chat" feature that I didn't know it had.


She loves to build and go on adventures and that part of Roblox I didn't have a problem with. She already has Minecraft. Just looking for other similar games. They don't have to be freebies, but I'd prefer them to be able to install on the PC and not be played on the internet if I can avoid it.




Thanks in advance

Desk Chairs

08 April 2017 - 06:44 AM

I have been using a standard Office Max style high back executive chair for years at my desk. Unfortunately it seems that most of the cushioning or pad and has been worn down so bad that the chair is uncomfortable these days so I have been looking into other seating arrangements. I was at Microcenter last week checking on a monitor and my daughter was sitting and spinning in a chair one Department over. She was yelling at me to come over look at this chair because it was so comfortable.


I sat down in the chair and I have to admit it was extremely comfortable. I am 6 foot 2 and approximately 240 pounds and this chair had enough room for me to be able to move and not feel squished. I have to say I was quite impressed with the build quality and the amount of adjustability on everything from the armrest to the back to the lumbar support and everything in between.

Does anyone else here have a gaming chair similar? How do you like it and how has the longevity been?

Stay with my R9 390 OR, go with GTX 1070 or 1080?

31 March 2017 - 12:02 PM

I bit the bullet and ended up buying an ASUS 32" PB328Q Monitor. I weighed the options back and forth and went to a Microcenter to look at monitors in person and although I didn't "mind" the 34" ultrawides, I still ended up preferring the regular wide angle 32". I looked at the Samsung 850 and the cheaper ASUS as well, but the PB328Q's screen and adjustable height stand got me. I looked at the Omen 32" as well just for the Freesync option, but I didn't like the stand and didn't think I'd need the Freesync





I currently have a regular XFX R9 390 Black Edition in my machine. It's been FANTASTIC on my 6/7 year old Samsung 24" monitor, but I see that the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 bury it with performance. The Rx 480's barely do any better than the R9's from what I'm seeing so they don't seem worth the cash to upgrade to.


I'm toying with the idea of getting a 1070 or 1080 (probably EVGA) just to complete the PC and leave it for 4 to 5 years. The 1070 is already better than the R9, but is it worth the extra $100 to go to the 1080?



I could probably get $150 - $170 if I sell my R9, so that'll recover some cost.


Yes or No?

Rant: Apple Snob Fanboi's

22 March 2017 - 08:52 AM

Firstly, no offense to people who like Macs. I like them for a few things, but I'm more of a PC person....

What is the deal with Apple people? Why can't a single person make a post on Facebook or any other message board about wanting to upgrade their PC, fix their PC or possibly buy a new PC without Apple Snobs chiming in with how much more gooder their expensive Apple machine is? And then go on and on with how Apples "never" get viruses, and how Apples all have much better hardware, etc...

Why do they insist on comparing a budget built, basic consumer minded $300 PC to their purpose built overpriced $2000 Mac? Does the price difference make them better? Why do they all assume that ALL PCs are the cheap toshiba, compaq, etc.. Budget models. Do they not understand that tuere is indeed a possibility that someone spent the time and money to build a mean machine of a PC that blows the doors off a Mac performance-wise?

Are they trying to justify the extra $1000+ they overpaid for theirs?

Why even bring up Mac to begin with, when the question at hand was PC related?

It's like saying their Cadillac Escalade is more gooder than the next guys GMC Yukon because it cost 15k more....

Congratz. You got a different nose and azz, a woodgrain dash and 2 pretty gold emblems for 15k... Wisely spent....lol

New Monitor Time.... Opinions

12 February 2017 - 02:54 PM

I'm toying with getting a new monitor. My current Samsung BX2440 is going on 7 years old now and still functioning flawlessly, but I'm looking into a 28-32" wide screen or Ultra-wide screen. I prefer to stick to Samsung as they have been very good to me over the years. LG would be a second choice, and oddly enough, Dell would be 3rd.


I see people raving about these new curved screens, but I'm not sure if they are worth the bang for the buck or not. I do play video games, but not as much as I used to. I'm running an ATI Radeon R9 390 8gb video card, so I'm sure it can handle a bigger screen just fine.


I don't watch movies on my PC either so I'm not sure the 2k/4k is worth looking into either.


Call me "cheap", but I also wouldn't pay more than $300-350 for a monitor. My current monitor was $299 when I got it and has lasted this long, so it's paid for itself as far as I'm concerned.


I see Newegg has a section classified as "Gaming Monitors", but I'm not sure what would set them apart other than maybe a response time or just the word "gaming" to make people spend more money than needed.