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    What's Inside Your Cooler?

    That was pretty informative. Never really paid much attention to heat pipes before. It's quite cool to see what the interior looks like, it's a lot rougher than I would've imagined.
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    Choose between 2 SATA SSDs please

    Welcome back They are both good choices. I see that one difference is that the Crucial MX500 500gb is warrantied for 5 years/150TBW whereas the Samsung 860 Evo 500gb is 5 years/300TBW. I would go for the Samsung. I'm currently using a Samsung 850 Pro 256gb and a Samsung 850 Evo 1Tb and have been impressed with them.
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    Front Page News Section

    I noticed that too. You have to click on the link "Back to original news post" and comment at the bottom of the article. It will then show up in both the comments section of the article and as a post in the thread located in the "OCC Front Page News" section.
  4. Looking forward to this. Loving the location, London looks great. The night lighting in the E3 demo looked incredible too.
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    New Forum ??

    Same. I tend to read more and post less these days. Wish I did that when I was a teenager On a side note, is it just me or is the text not very visible when you quote a post ? It's black on a dark blue background in the quote block while I'm typing this reply.
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    Anthem

    It's very CPU intensive in some areas. I was having dips into the low 50s on a 4770k @4.5GHz and overclocked 1080Ti at 1080p. Ended up using DSR and using half refresh rate vsync for 4K/30 on controller. Feels so much smoother. I'm normally a keyboard and mouse guy, but using controller in this game seems to be more enjoyable.
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    Anthem

    I feel that the excessive loading screens hurt the game a lot. Even on an SSD, they're still annoying and are present almost everywhere. After coming from Assassins Creed Odyssey, I was surprised to see a loading screen when I entered a cave in Anthem. I hear the Frostbite engine is far from ideal for open world games.
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    I'm Back - Get me squared away.

    Not anymore, being an adult is expensive
  9. Felt like entering the contest this year. Merry Christmas to everyone and hope you all have a great festive season
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    I'm Back - Get me squared away.

    Good to see you again, it's been a while
  11. I'd own and shoot more guns if I lived in the US, but since I'm from South Africa there's a lot of hoops to jump through to get a gun. (Like a 6+ month wait for your first gun, police have to interview at least 3 family members or friends or colleagues, handguns being 50% more expensive than the US price and double the price for rifles, can only own 200 rounds max per gun unless you join a club and shoot every month or two) I've got a Glock 26 Gen 4 that I carry whenever I leave the house, which I also use for my local club's competitions (and since I shoot regularly enough, the 200 round max doesn't apply to me) but I'm also going to be shooting IDPA BUG with it soon. I've also got a Taurus .38 Special snub revolver which was my first gun until I could afford a better gun. now I shoot the Glock much more than the revolver. Grandfather's got a FN 1910 in .380 that he last shot about 20 years ago. It was sitting in a gun shop's storage for about a decade, and somehow the front bushing got lost. Managed to find a replacement part at my local shop. Cleaned it thoroughly with Ballistol so now I just need to oil it and convince my 90 year old grandfather to come with me to the range so I can try it out.
  12. Maybe Titan A at $1500 and a 2080Ti releasing 8 months later at $999 ? And a 2080 at $799 since the x80 isn't usually a whole lot faster than the previous gen x80 Ti card.
  13. Great to see this again this year. Good luck to everyone who entered, and Merry Christmas to all
  14. Everyone here has said it's nothing to worry about, and you've had the same response on the other 6+ websites you've posted it on (somehow you even found your way to a South African classifieds forum where I recognized you under a different username). So, no worries.
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    Mass Effect: Andromeda

    Tried it out for 2 hours. Enjoying it so far, but there's definitely room for improvement. - Character creator seems basic. Beards are lacking. - Tried out preset 9 on Fem Ryder, and lightened the skin color with a few changes It seems if you choose an black character preset and change the skin color, it still keeps the father as the original color. So that means the father is based off the preset you chose as a base for the custom character, and not based on the custom character themselves. Was odd having default Scott Ryder, with his white sister, and really African father. Would be nice if you could choose what the father looked like (not completely custom, just a simple preset for each race with the ability to change hair/eye color) - Also, the face might look good in the creator but bad in the real world. My custom Sara Ryder's mouth look a bit weird in some cutscenes. I changed to default Scott Ryder and it looked pretty good. - Default Scott Ryder is really growing on me. His facial expressions are miles ahead of default Sara. - The male voice actor is great. Really good. Was surprised it wasn't Troy Baker or Nolan North, because this guy sounds so much like them. - Combat is pretty fun. Cover is a lot like Ghost Recon Wildlands. - Combat FOV is way too restrictive. Had to up it two notches for it to be easier to find enemies and not be motion sick. - First map you explore feels a lot like an Inquisition map. Exploration definitely draws from Inquisition. Not necessarily a bad thing, I loved Inquisition (besides the "Collect 10" fetch quests). - Graphics are absolutely gorgeous. The cutscenes especially. The lighting on the armor and the condensation on the helmets are wow. - The world is incredibly detailed. So much detail in the surrounding mountains and environment. - Ultra preset doesn't max out lighting, effects and HBAO so you have to increase each of those by one notch to max it. - However this maxed out beauty comes at a price. Stable 60FPS at 1080p for 95% of the time on a GTX1080, with a slight dip once in a while but that may be because I was playing while the game is downloading. - Some bugs here and there. Like character models behaving inconsistently. Cora walks weirdly. - Characters also behave weirdly. In some of the opening stages, the other characters run far ahead of you as if they are in a rush to get to their destination, and it makes it feel unrealistic if you want to hang around and admire the scenery. The characters should follow you, or at least run ahead of you and stop if you stop - especially when you are having a conversation with them. - Facial expressions look weird sometimes. Odd, because previous MEs and Inquisition were really good at faces. Overall, I'm enjoying it. I really hope they fix the bugs and oddities though. It doesn't feel polished like a game that took 4+ years to make. I would probably wait for it to be polished in a patch or two, or for the likely special in the Summer Origin Sale if I wasn't a Mass Effect fan.
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    Mass Effect: Andromeda

    I see there's a new trailer out (story spoilers) : So after 5 years we have : Jacob -> New Jacob with more hair Wrex -> New Wrex Garrus -> Female Garrus Ashley+Jack+ Pagan Min's hair -> Cora Morinth -> Teenage Morinth EDI -> S.A.M Plus a random Twilek. And just to make it feel more like ME2 you have a new Mordin on the ship. Feels like they filled a squad quota of "1 black guy, 1 white woman, 1 krogan, 1 turian, 1 asari, 1 A.I and 1 new specie". Also feels like a generic story of some big bad creepy alien dude with a weird voice that's totally not like Saren or Harbinger, right ? Not super hyped about the squad and story. Hopefully the planets look good.
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    Mass Effect: Andromeda

    Confirmed : 21 March in NA and 23 March in EU !!! Source : https://www.masseffect.com/news/mass-effect-andromeda-coming-in-march
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    Your Top 5 Games of All Time

    Very hard to rank, but these are mine : 1. Delta Force Black Hawk Down (the game that drew me to FPS games) 2. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (the game that drew me to RPG games) 3. Mass Effect 1 (was just looking around a store towards the end of 2009 and spotted it in its yellow "EA Classics" form for a really cheap price, so I figured I might as well give it a go - I'm glad I did) 4. Dragon Age Origins 5. Elder Scrolls Skyrim (a really memorable game at the end of a difficult year)
  19. Wow. Wasn't expecting it to be honest, I thought Hillary had this election won by far but the people have spoken. The Republican Party has really done well. I hope America becomes great again
  20. America's already been made great ? Well, someone better call Donald Trump and tell him someone else has already beat him to it haha
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    Mafia 3

    It does seem that way. I like the idea of garnering support, but come on, 2K needs to cool it and not release so much for it. Let us discover some stuff on our own. I've actually stopped watching the majority and just post them here, lol. Agreed. The one about Vito even spoiled how he and Franklin met and why they are working together. They should keep things a bit more vague IMO. Definitely getting this game though, looks really good
  22. So for this week's OCC Poll... What are your views on video game delays ?
  23. A fairly long warranty and excellent customer service is normally a good sign towards a good brand. Quality with graphics cards can be a bit more subjective, especially with reference boards that are so similar. Other parts like power supplies can have a lot more variables that are behind the scenes like performance under load testing, voltage regulation and efficiency etc so its best to check out a few reviews regardless of the brand and its perceived quality.
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    I'm a married man now :)

    Congrats, all the best for the future
  25. Also really looking forward to Frank's overclocking article on the card. Should be quite interesting to see how GPU Boost 3.0 works with being able to set the clocks for each voltage point to squeeze out every last bit of performance
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