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About HoLoDreaM

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  • Birthday 08/07/1988

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    Chattanooga, TN
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    computers, computer/case modding, gaming, mtn biking, muscle cars

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  • Computer Specs
    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 890GX
    Phenom II 1055T X6 @ 3.8ghz, Prolimatech Armageddon CPU cooler
    GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600mhz 9-9-9-24
    ASUS OC2 GTX 680 2GB
    Antec 650w Earthwatts
    Cooler Master HAF 922
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    Path of Exile

    Downloading this game now to try out!
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    advice on new monitor?

    I have been researching monitors tremendously over the couple months.. I decided to pick up the ASUS VG248QE for multiple reasons. 144hz, future G-Sync compatibility, and zero motion blur. The Korean overclockable monitors will get 120+hz, but still will have a slight motion blur due to the nature of the IPS panel. I have been gaming for 2 years on a very nice LG IPS236V monitor, which looks brilliant, but suffers from blur in FPS gamses. The new EIZO Foris FG2421 is "240hz" (but honestly 120hz just double frame), and is a VA panel, which will have close to IPS colors, with TN speed. It, however, is ~$600 and is the future of monitors. The VG248QE will have a slight color degradation, but it's not as important as the reduced motion blur, to me, at least. You can find good deals on the VG248QE right now. With the Lightboost hack, there is virtually zero motion blur. BenQ just announced a new monitor that is still a TN, but advertises good color and a Lightboost style motion blur reduction, but has not been released, nor has a price been announced.
  3. I've been researching high speed monitors for quite some time, as I have increasingly become displeased with the motion blur on my IPS monitor. The IPS looks amazing, but the FPS games I play have too much blur. The new EIZO "240hz" doesn't quite justify the price just yet, so I jumped on a Open Box deal for the VG248QE on Newegg and got a great deal. Just curious what is everyone's favorite speed settings, with or without lightboost, and what your color calibration is.. Thanks
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    Final Fantasy XIV:A Realm Reborn

    It's under NDA, so we can't post screenshots, but there are plenty to look at if you do a little Googling. I played it for a little...and have uninstalled it. The character creation was awesome and the graphics are decent (at least for characters and creatures...not so much the bland environment), but the gameplay was tiresome. I don't know if it's an exact copy of the first game, just with a graphics update, as I didn't play the original, but the first couple quests just had me running around doing errands in a city that was way too big - it was a city that was big for the sake of being big. Compared to more recent MMOs like Neverwinter or RIFT, it was just boring. Maybe if it was F2P, I would have stuck with it a little longer, but no way is it worth a monthly fee....not unless you're playing it on PS3/PS4, desperate for a console MMO. There's definitely plenty of screenshots out there to check out. In my opinion, it's very difficult to throw FFXI/FFXIV in a category comparing the more popular MMOs out there. It in itself is its own genre, and you have to enjoy the FF lore to really get the most of the game. The first couple quests were just getting around. So far from what I've seen out of my two characters, the world is MASSIVE. Gameplay is fun solo and grouped, once you get past those small city quests.
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    Final Fantasy XIV:A Realm Reborn

    Anyone on this? I've been playing the beta and enjoying it. Excited to see it released in a few weeks. Next open beta is Aug 8.
  6. I'm currently running a Phenom II X6 1055T overclocked to 3.9ghz (I just can't get 4.0 stable!! ) and thinking about upgrading to the FX 8350. I see these pretty commonly get over 5.0ghz on air on all 8 cores. That's pretty sweet. I am currently running the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO USB/3 890GX motherboard, that will need a BIOS flash to accept the AM3+ CPU first off. I mostly use my computer for gaming, I play RIFT and Natural Selection 2 mostly right now. I'm running a GTX 680 2GB video card, and 8GB DDR3 (which is underclocked from stock speeds for my CPU overclock), and I know RIFT is not a very optimized game, but in the cities and big events I get relatively low FPS. Thinking a faster CPU would help out for sure. Has anyone made the jump from a similar level Phenom to the 8350 and noticed a good performance increase? $199 is a good price to me.
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    Natural Selection 2

    It's definitely a fun game. I never played the original, but I did play a Quake 2 mod called Gloom that came around right around the NS1 time. It was about the same, aliens versus marines, except no commander.
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    Natural Selection 2

    Any NS2 players here? I picked up this game from Steam when they ran a sale of $9.99. It normally runs about $25. If you haven't heard of it, it's an aliens versus marines multiplayer only game, with an RTS twist. Each team has a Commander that plays in a RTS view that builds the bases, supports, and upgrades for their team. That little twist makes it especially fun. It has a little bit of a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, it's awesome.. Each team has multiple upgrades, for humans you have weapons, jetpacks, and mech suits, for aliens you have variations of more powerful, or support role aliens. All earned by gathering resources on the map. The Commander builds resource gatherers while the other team is constantly attacking them. If you play, add me on Steam. My username is Holodream
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    TERA Online

    The dungeons are fun, combat is fun, pvp is fun, but my only complaint with the game was once you get higher up, it was very repetitive. While the combat is still extremely fun, there's not much content. The lack of content on launch broke the game and now it's F2P, so I'm not expecting anything extreme to be added to the game now.
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    Tribes Ascend

    I got here a little late. But Tribes:Ascend has been my only addiction since it came out. I have loved all the previous Tribes games. This one continues the platform well! Feel free to add me up on friends list and play Arena's or whatnot. My name is HoLLo. And if Tribes is sold on Steam, how come it doesn't support ingame yet?
  11. Another great contest. Can't complain about more! CPU: AMD Phenom II 1055T @ 3.8ghz w/ Prolimatech Armageddon CPU Cooler Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO USB3/PRO 890GX Chipset RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) G-Skill Ripjaw DDR3 9-9-9-24 GPU: PNY Geforce GTX 560 Ti Storage: 120GB Kingston HyperX SSD. 500GB SATA (Need more storage!) Chassis: Cooler Master HAF922 Cooling: Prolimatech Armageddon CPU cooler w/ dual 140mm fans, Case fans: 3x200mm. +2x120mm fans. PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650Watt Display: LG IPS Panel 23" 1080P + 20" Dell DVI monitor Audio: Onboard sound card, Logitech X-540 speakers Keyboard: Razer Tarantula Mouse: Razer Diamondback Country: United States
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    2012: Post your ride!

    2001 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 in a pretty rare combo 1 of 32
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    2011 OCC Christmas Contest

    I came home from Christmas break leave today and surprised my SSD was here. I already have Windows 7 installed on it and man this thing is fast! Thanks again!
  14. I just bought a PNY GTX 560 Ti using some gift cards I got for xmas! I'm currently running dual 9800GTs in SLI so I figured I'd use one as a PhysX card along with my new 560. I'm using an Antec Earthwatts 650w PSU and I'm wondering if that would be enough to power the 2 cards? Would there be any real benefit with that 9800 at all? And do you need to hook up an SLI bridge for the "PhysX" card to work? System specs are currently in my sig. I also just won a Kingston SSD in the Christmas Contest here, so add that to the list.
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    2011 OCC Christmas Contest

    OCC rocks! Thanks for the 120GB SSD! I've been wanting to toss in an SSD in my rig for a long time. I just got a new GTX 560Ti for Xmas, so this year has been good for upgrades! Curious the prize was a "bundle", what all was in it? And what model# was it? Been on OCC since 2004, you guys continue to deliver a great forum. Thanks again
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