Building a new Computer

Discussion in 'Technology / Science' started by Padawanbater2, Jan 1, 2018.

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    Padawanbater2

    Padawanbater2 Well-Known Member

    I just bought a Crosshair VI Hero motherboard with an AMD Ryzen 1700 CPU. So looking forward to the new rig!! I've been using the same PC since 2005. That is almost unprecedented without an upgrade. The job I have now allows me to do it. So what are some of your favorite games to play these days?
     
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    canadian1969

    canadian1969 Well-Known Member

    So many good ones last few years man, Witcher 3, Skyrim, Far Cry3/4/Primal, Fallout 4, Middle Earth shadows of Mordor, Hitman Absolution, Battlefield 1, Watchdogs 2, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Prey, Tomb Raider(s), Mass Effect Andromeda , just about anything they gave a Game of the Year Award to over the last decade as well. Should keep you busy, happy gaming man!

    edit oh oh and Dying Light.
     
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    Metasynth

    Metasynth Well-Known Member

    Seems like everyone is still crazy about PUB
     
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    Padawanbater2

    Padawanbater2 Well-Known Member

    850W PSU, 480GB SSD, 1TB Western Digital Black HD. Still need a case and DDR4
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    I'd surely get an AMD processor now with that shit with the new security hole
     
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    Padawanbater2

    Padawanbater2 Well-Known Member

    I haven't heard of it, could you fill me in?
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Jesus i8ts the biggest news of late. There is a massive security flaw in the architecture of the designs of probably the last decade's systems on a hardware level.
    The only patches they can get to work around these are rumored to bring the performance of the system down by as much as 30 percent.
     
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    ANC

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    canadian1969

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    vostok

    vostok Well-Known Member

    Stranded Deep heavy pc demands pov survival

    Gold Mining in Alaska same as the shitty tv show again unity 5 and heavy pc demand

    Steams Ms Flight sim FSX

    waiting for the Turkish Mount and Blade sequal

    in truth theirs few new good games around

    old pc's can still play Skyrim doom etc

    I turning into playing great older games let them noobs do the hard work

    messing with them new games ...lol

    good luck
     
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    see4

    see4 Well-Known Member

    The exploits are Meltdown, which on affect Intel chips, and Spectre, which affect Intel, AMD and Arm chips.

    It's really not a big deal for the average consumer. And it's being patched as we speak.
     
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    Terps

    Terps Well-Known Member

    Were they ever able to find a solution to the Apple chips?
     
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    see4

    see4 Well-Known Member

    Afaik, Apple released their own patch. Suspiciously Apple stated they had a fix for this problem almost within a day of Intel's release of the problem.
     
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    Terps

    Terps Well-Known Member

    From what I was reading some were saying the only way to really fix the errors in those chips was to replace them.
     
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    see4

    see4 Well-Known Member

    Well there are two "holes" that need to be fixed. The Spectre and Meltdown holes. Intel has already released the Spectre patch. It has some glitches on older processors, but seem to be holding up on the new ones. The Meltdown patch is coming soon. From what I understand, about 90-95% of all Intel chips will be patched by end of January. I assume the older processors will cover the remaining 5-10% that don't get patched.

    That being said, the performance hits the news is covering is mainly with servers and commercial class systems. It's doubtful a casual gamer at home will notice a difference, since much of the processing power is handled by the GPU.
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    ^^^^ this is the right answer.

    If you aren't running a server or a cloud server you really aren't at risk. Essentially these are array-bounds attack and the branch-predictor attack which can be taken care of with browser patches.

    @Terps here's the Apple specific paper on it: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208394
     
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    Nafydad420

    Nafydad420 Well-Known Member

    okay man you need to get Player unknowns battleground 100%, Rainbow six siege, Grand theft auto 5, darksouls trilogy, CSGO, Tom clancys the division, Tom clancys ghost recon wildlands, star wars battlefront 2. Those are the main ones out right now, cheers :)
     
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    canadian1969

    canadian1969 Well-Known Member

    also on the indie side, Dont Starve and This War of Mine, both completely mental games.
     
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    Padawanbater2

    Padawanbater2 Well-Known Member

    What do you think about the microtransactions for Battlefront 2? I heard a lot of people complaining about that
     
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    Nafydad420

    Nafydad420 Well-Known Member

    It was dumb of course. But they stopped the micro transactions already. People were pissed lol
     

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