Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
User Settings
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's report of the 10 bestselling games on Steam for this past week:

  1. Far Cry 3
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  3. Crysis Collection
  4. Street Fighter vs. Tekken
  5. Ace of Spades
  6. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  7. Crysis 2 Maximum Edition
  8. Don't Starve
  9. Arma II Combined Operations
  10. Borderlands 2

Post Comment
Enter the details of the comment you'd like to post in the boxes below and click the button at the bottom of the form.

101. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 21, 2012, 09:42 Verno
Ceribaen wrote on Dec 21, 2012, 09:23:
Not sure if anyone will still check in on this thread...

But one question I had about SDRAM -- can I get two separate 2x4GB kits or do I have to go with 4x4GB kit if I want to go up to 16? (currently have 3x2GB PC3 12800 in the computer now). Would I even see enough of an upgrade to spend the money (~100 with shipping) on that now? Or wait to next year's cycle when I do the CPU/Mobo? Also is there any real difference between Corsair Vengeance and XMS?

I'm not sure I understand the first question but you can buy different kits, though often times it makes the most sense to buy ram with the same specs to eliminate potential sources of hassle when troubleshooting.

Regarding SSD: has a 120GB Intel 520 on offer for less than a 180GB Intel 330. Or I could go with a Crucial M4 128GB for about 30 bucks less. Is there enough of a difference between them again to be worth spending on?

They are both very good drives, I prefer the M4 since its relatively well tested by the community at this point but Intel drives have awesome warranties. Flip a coin.

Other random accessories I've been wanting forever, going with a XONAR DSX soundcard and a BD player of some sort... looking at the LG 14x Bluray writer (is it worth getting bluray writers right now, or are they in the same crazy phase that DVD had where it took forever to get writeable disks to be readable by everthing?) though again a Boxing Day sale might change my mind.

Honestly unless you really want to play back BR on your PC I would skip an optical drive altogether. You can do OS installs from USB media and its significantly faster. Bluray playback on PC is a fucking mess right now due to the licensing and DRM issues. Hard drives are cheap enough again that backing up to BR media doesn't really make much sense either. I tried to do the whole HTPC with BR drive thing and ended up with an HTPC for local media and a PS3 to play back BR discs.
Playing: XCOM 2, Diablo 3
Watching: American Crime, Regression
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
      ;)   ;)   :(   :(   :o   :o   %)   %)   :)   :)   :|   :|   ;P   ;P   X|   X|   :D   :D   More
Login Email   Password Remember Me
If you have a signature set up, it will be automatically appended to your comment.
If you don't already have a Blue's News user account, you can sign up here.
Forgotten your password? Click here.
          Email me when this topic is updated.

Special Codes

  • b[bold text]b
  • i[italic text]i
  • u[underline text]u
  • -[strikethrough text]-
  • c[code text]c
  • +[bullet point]+
  • q[quote text (indented)]q
  • [quote="Author"]quote text (indented)[/quote]
  • [url=Link]text[/url]
  • r{red text}r
  • g{green text}g
  • b{blue text}b
  • m{maroon text}m
  • s{secret text (shows in the background colour)}s

Forum Rules

  1. Disagree all you want but attacks of a personal nature will not be tolerated.
  2. Ethnic slurs and homophobic language will not be tolerated.
  3. Do not post spam, links to warez sites, or instructions on how to obtain pirated software.
  4. Abusing the forums in any manner that could be construed as 'griefing' will not be tolerated.


Blue's News logo