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Report article RSS Feed A New Hope (for my PC)

Posted by Admiral_Skeybar on Feb 2nd, 2013

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A New Hope

I started upgrading my PC to make it work better. It had started to start up really slowly, windows took forever to load folders and performance in my favorite games wasn't perfect either.
So now I'm upgrading my PC a little. I've just put in a new 500GB SSD in my computer, reinstalled Windows on it and... wow. This thing boots faster than my LCD screen turns on. This means I now need to write in my password in the dark (when I hear the windows sound after start-up). If I'm fast enough, it even logs in before my screen finally turns on. lol

After that I installed the latest drivers for my graphics card and bloody hell; all of a sudden I can run Far Cry 3 at max settings (at 1080p) with better performance than I had before. That just shows you, always have the latest drivers installed.

I also used a professional color calibration tool to improve the way I view images on my screen. Wow, what a difference in clarity there is all of a sudden. The colors all look so much more natural now. No matter what you're looking at. I highly recommend trying this out if you know someone with such a tool.

After that however, the upgrading of my PC took a turn for the worse when my 2TB harddrive started failing. Strange noises and read errors made me panic and I ordered another 500 GB SSD to use in my PC. It arrived the very next day and is now sitting comfortably in my PC providing me with a combined 1TB of SSD Space.

This does mean though that my two SSDs now have a combined value of almost half what my PC originally cost. As a result, any further upgrades may have to wait.

In other news, I did a video review of a game I've been playing for a few weeks now called PlanetSide 2:


On YouTube in 1080p

That's about it. Have a nice day!
Admiral Skeybar

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Arcones
Arcones Feb 2 2013, 8:09pm says:

Yeah, it's quite surprising the little amount of maintenance you actually need to if you already have a good PC.

My brother's PC simply didn't have enough ram and so once he got a few more gb stuck in, it worked really well.

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Admiral_Skeybar Author
Admiral_Skeybar Feb 2 2013, 10:44pm replied:

Yeah, I'm actually thinking of postponing all other upgrades simply because it works great now.
I was thinking of putting in some extra RAM as well but 8GB tends to be enough.

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius Feb 3 2013, 8:15am says:

If you don't need old parts, send me lol. I bet your "old" parts are better then mine xD

PS. I'm not joking :P

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Admiral_Skeybar Author
Admiral_Skeybar Feb 3 2013, 10:40am replied:

Haha, well the only part I have replaced now is my 2 TB HDD which I still have loads of stuff on and as long as it still (kind of) works, I'd like to keep it. =P

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1 Feb 5 2013, 7:43am says:

Het a 120Hz screen! and a GTX "Titan" 790 when it's out Q4 2013 :D

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Admiral_Skeybar Author
Admiral_Skeybar Feb 5 2013, 2:20pm replied:

Hah! Like I said, after those expensive SSDs, any further upgrades will have to wait + anything really expensive might be postponed for a much longer period of time.

But one can always dream... ^^

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Gamingroach
Gamingroach Feb 11 2013, 3:17pm says:

Planetside 2!! Hey what server you play on?

I currently NC on Connery as Gamingroach203.
Vanu Sovereignty in Helios and Terran Republic in Jaeger.

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Admiral_Skeybar Author
Admiral_Skeybar Feb 11 2013, 3:37pm replied:

I play NC on Genudine, got a lvl 26 character there.

Haven't played the other factions much but I have one for each on some other servers I don't remember. =)

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Gamingroach
Gamingroach Feb 11 2013, 9:55pm replied:

Its a shame that most of us are in different servers :/
otherwise I'd love to team play with you and some others from Moddb!

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Admiral_Skeybar Author
Admiral_Skeybar Feb 12 2013, 1:41am replied:

Hmm, well I could probably delete my TR or Vanu character and create a new one on a different server.
They're only lvl 3 and 4 characters I played for maybe an hour or two.

Feel free to add me on Steam. Note that I'm (usually) only available on weekends though. I try to play some in the evening but during the day I've got work.

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Gamingroach
Gamingroach Feb 12 2013, 1:02pm replied:

Heh no problem...We all have RL commitment...I normally play when I'm off work too.

I'll add you later on Steam.

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Admiral_Skeybar Author
Admiral_Skeybar Feb 12 2013, 1:09pm replied:

Sure thing mate. You can find my Steam username on my profile page or just search for "[JSSG] Admiral Skeybar".

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