Thread: PC-Pad |OT| Unlimited Power
Official Thread

Hostile_18

Face/Off
Platforms
  1. PC
Thought I'd create a thread to talk about all the latest PC hardware, games and news that doesn't justify having it's own thread.

Here you will find a more sophisticated cliental. Hidden away from the filthy console peasants, our plans for world domination can continue unabated.

pnff1nLrj


pnl14Y8Gj


pouc2dhBj


pnrE843rj
 
So to start things off what's everyone's opinion on Gen 4 NVME SSD's? Worth the upgrade? I decided to stick with two 2tb Gen 3 ones at the moment. Perhaps the day will come when a game needs the higher spec but tbh I think it's a long way off and by then Gen 5 will probably be here. Could the PlayStation 5 fast track its usefulness for PC gaming?
 
  • Strength
Reactions: Mirabilis
So to start things off what's everyone's opinion on Gen 4 NVME SSD's? Worth the upgrade? I decided to stick with two 2tb Gen 3 ones at the moment. Perhaps the day will come when a game needs the higher spec but tbh I think it's a long way off and by then Gen 5 will probably be here. Could the PlayStation 5 fast track its usefulness for PC gaming?

Sounds good, but not enough to think about a further update. I only just carried one last year to a MD with the Gen 3 and that's more than enough for my needs in terms of launch and load speeds. I doubt I'll carry out another system upgrade for the foreseeable short of a disaster, so by the time that comes around I dare say NVME with be onto Gen 5 or 6.
 
So to start things off what's everyone's opinion on Gen 4 NVME SSD's? Worth the upgrade? I decided to stick with two 2tb Gen 3 ones at the moment. Perhaps the day will come when a game needs the higher spec but tbh I think it's a long way off and by then Gen 5 will probably be here. Could the PlayStation 5 fast track its usefulness for PC gaming?
I think it’ll happen. Whenever developers start targeting the SSDs and architecture inside the new consoles, PCs will likely be along for the ride. I think we’ve seen Microsoft (or someone else, I forget), even talk about making those same architectural improvements on PC, via OS stuff (can you tell I’m a filthy casual?).

Problem is, I’m not sure if that’ll be anytime soon. Some games fly on the new consoles, but we’re far from any multiplatform one being built especially for those speeds.
 
Sounds good, but not enough to think about a further update. I only just carried one last year to a MD with the Gen 3 and that's more than enough for my needs in terms of launch and load speeds. I doubt I'll carry out another system upgrade for the foreseeable short of a disaster, so by the time that comes around I dare say NVME with be onto Gen 5 or 6.

I watched alot of videos on YouTube (as it pertains to gaming) and literally there seemed to be maybe a second either side of a good Gen 3 drive. My only slight hesitation is if Sony PS5 exclusives came to the PC would the SSD requirements suddenly shoot up significantly? Say for something like Demon Souls Remake.

Ultimately I decided having double capacity for the same price is worth losing a second in load times, which are usually really short anyways. 😊
 
  • Brain
  • Like
Reactions: Mirabilis and Arc
I watched alot of videos on YouTube (as it pertains to gaming) and literally there seemed to be maybe a second either side of a good Gen 3 drive. My only slight hesitation is if Sony PS5 exclusives came to the PC would the SSD requirements suddenly shoot up significantly? Say for something like Demon Souls Remake.

Ultimately I decided having double capacity for the same price is worth losing a second in load times, which are usually really short anyways. 😊
This is interesting. I wonder, for example, how The Medium fares on PC. Built from the ground up for SSD and speedy swaps between worlds.

If exclusives do start bombing PC earlier, it could be quicker.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Hostile_18
I think it’ll happen. Whenever developers start targeting the SSDs and architecture inside the new consoles, PCs will likely be along for the ride. I think we’ve seen Microsoft (or someone else, I forget), even talk about making those same architectural improvements on PC, via OS stuff (can you tell I’m a filthy casual?).

Problem is, I’m not sure if that’ll be anytime soon. Some games fly on the new consoles, but we’re far from any multiplatform one being built especially for those speeds.

I can see the minimum speed been raised but maybe not to PS5 levels? That would exclude 95% of the PC audience and Xbox users? Tbh it's all quite interesting maybe it can be scaled quite well. No one is going to cry about say 2 seconds of extra loading fog in Demon Souls, or a extra second transition from inside to outside in Spiderman... Well outside of fanboys 😆.
 
I can see the minimum speed been raised but maybe not to PS5 levels? That would exclude 95% of the PC audience and Xbox users? Tbh it's all quite interesting maybe it can be scaled quite well. No one is going to cry about say 2 seconds of extra loading fog in Demon Souls, or a extra second transition from inside to outside in Spiderman... Well outside of fanboys 😆.
Yeah. Whatever solution will be more wide-ranging. Although I can’t imagine anyone is even using them anymore, HDDs will finally be dropped altogether the second game design starts being based around this stuff.

Which I’m looking forward to. A well-made game cleverly navigates around HDD restrictions, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. I wander what’s going to happen when slow seek times aren’t part of the equation, and games can fly unhindered by that aspect. The end of the UE5 demo, with an incredible sense of flight and speed due to the sheer amount of detail passing you by like lightning, felt like an example.
 
  • This tbh
Reactions: Hostile_18
Bought 32gb (2x16gb) DDR4 3600mhz RAM.... and keep getting "memory management" blue screens. Either one of the two is fucked, or there is some other stupid reason for it.
 
  • Strength
Reactions: Mirabilis
I think it’ll happen. Whenever developers start targeting the SSDs and architecture inside the new consoles, PCs will likely be along for the ride. I think we’ve seen Microsoft (or someone else, I forget), even talk about making those same architectural improvements on PC, via OS stuff (can you tell I’m a filthy casual?).

Problem is, I’m not sure if that’ll be anytime soon. Some games fly on the new consoles, but we’re far from any multiplatform one being built especially for those speeds.


GET OUT OF OUR THREAD POSER!!!!!!


tenor.gif
 
Bought 32gb (2x16gb) DDR4 3600mhz RAM.... and keep getting "memory management" blue screens. Either one of the two is fucked, or there is some other stupid reason for it.

Ah nightmare. Just a process of elimination I guess unless you return and get another pair. Is the Ram listed on your motherboard manual as officially supported?
 
Ah nightmare. Just a process of elimination I guess unless you return and get another pair. Is the Ram listed on your motherboard manual as officially supported?

I have a Z370 SLI PLUS and bought Patriot Viper RAM... and they aren't listed :(
 
I know unlisted pairs might work but given the wide amount that are officially supported, usually better to go with them (if you have the option to return).

I checked the bios, the motherboard didn't provide as much voltage as the kit needs. Will try it now with the increased voltage that this kit has in its specifications.
 
  • Strength
Reactions: Hostile_18
I checked the bios, the motherboard didn't provide as much voltage as the kit needs. Will try it now with the increased voltage that this kit has in its specifications.

I'm not brave enough to ever change the voltage on things. Good luck!
 
So at the moment I've got a boot drive 256gb nvme ssd and a 2tb Games nvme. I'm swapping out the 256gb boot drive with another 2 to nvme ssd. What steps do I need to take?

Is it literally windows install on a USB stick. Format 256gb. Power down PC. Swap out 256 for 2tb. Power on, install windows from usb?

New to all this.. or at least 15 years out of it lol.
 
Bought 32gb (2x16gb) DDR4 3600mhz RAM.... and keep getting "memory management" blue screens. Either one of the two is fucked, or there is some other stupid reason for it.
By any chance you got RAM that isn’t officially supported by your mobo?

Edit: Never mind just saw the post. Time to replace my guy
 
By any chance you got RAM that isn’t officially supported by your mobo?

Edit: Never mind just saw the post. Time to replace my guy

Yeah now even with the increased voltage, I got one blue screen because of memory management. I guess I have to sell that kit again.
 
How's it hanging fellow PC nerds? What you up to?

Jumping between Metro Exodus, Resident Evil VIII (trying to make my way through the hardest difficulty), and now Days Gone.

Also just bought AMID EVIL, which was on sale on Steam.
 
  • Strength
Reactions: regawdless
All the CD Project games are on sale on Steam. Just got Witcher 1, 2, 3 GOTY for £10 quid. It was good timing as I first got Witcher 3 for the PS4 7 years to the day. Can't believe it's actually that old! 🤯

What PC controller do you all use and how do you find it?
 
  • Like
Reactions: teezzy
I use an Elite controller myself. Sometimes I actually use the controller in my left hand and a mouse in my right. I'll never go back to using any controller that doesn't have buttons for my fingers.
 
  • Brain
Reactions: Hostile_18
I've got a Series X one. Debating getting the Duel Sense Red and Black controllers (they are preordered) but having second thoughts.
 
What PC controller do you all use and how do you find it?

DS4, but modded as a SCUF Infinity 4PS. All black. I got the military grip, back paddles, removed rumble, custom sticks with the right one being longer than the left one - for better aiming.

I like it a lot so far.

71bQdj94VOL._AC_SL1500_.jpg


I also have an XBox One controller, that Gears Kait edition. It was the cheapest one available at the time. But I don't like the asymetric design that much, so it's not getting much use.

-603411.1.jpg
 
I use both the PS5 and Series X controllers connected by bluetooth.

The PS5 one will work just fine with 90% of games, but I've run into issues using the PS5 controller with some emulators and non-steam games.

Any preference? Does the PS5 controller have xbox button prompts (graphics) in most games? Weighing up if it's worth it it the Duelshocks at the moment.

Hope they do a Steam Controller 2 in the future. Speaking of which what are people's opinions on that? Worth paying quite a bit for one?
 
Any preference? Does the PS5 controller have xbox button prompts (graphics) in most games? Weighing up if it's worth it it the Duelshocks at the moment.

Hope they do a Steam Controller 2 in the future. Speaking of which what are people's opinions on that? Worth paying quite a bit for one?

I bought one on the foolish assumption it would afford me the ability to play CKII as a lean-back experience versus a lean forward. However that never really worked out. The way I understand it is a lot of people who have gotten into using it really like it (and the haptic was ahead of the curve) but it never quite gelled with me. I do think maybe I should give it another shot. I'm weighing up whether to do another ME1 run with Femshep once I'm done with my Paragon Male Shep and that might be the ideal time to give the Steam Controller another chance.
 
  • Brain
Reactions: Hostile_18
Bought 32gb (2x16gb) DDR4 3600mhz RAM.... and keep getting "memory management" blue screens. Either one of the two is fucked, or there is some other stupid reason for it.
I hate buying memory. You never really know if it'll run (stable or at all) at it's advertised speed. You either get lucky, fuck around for hours/days on end, or keep swapping kits until you either achieve success or give up and settle for a lower speed. :(
 
  • This tbh
Reactions: regawdless
Hope they do a Steam Controller 2 in the future. Speaking of which what are people's opinions on that? Worth paying quite a bit for one?
I got one, used it for a while - in the end the hassle of setting it up for each game was a bit much - then you get community setups and that's great but you have no consistency between games so remembering what to press for the admittedly useful macros just doesn't work. Nice idea, just not quite there.
 
  • Brain
Reactions: Hostile_18
Hope they do a Steam Controller 2 in the future. Speaking of which what are people's opinions on that? Worth paying quite a bit for one?
I wanted to like the Steam Controller. It's a really cool piece of tech and just so goddamn customizable from the software side. But, for whatever reason, my fingers don't seem to have good conductivity, so most of my thumb swipes wouldn't register on the track pads, no matter how I positioned my hands and fingers. I tried two different controllers, moisturizing my hands, grinding off any callouses, etc., but no joy.
 
Oh yeah Nvidia. You done fucked up good

“Geforce is made for gaming” 🤣🤣🤣🤣




Anyways, let’s see how will those LHR variations be any good.
 
Thank you for the controller information guys I'll weigh it all up tonight.

I bought a PS5 charge station ready for my new controllers. Got a finger print on it so wiped it off with a microfiber cloth especially designed for tv oled screens and it left small marks on the fucker. Most people wouldn't notice it or be bothered but pissed me right off. Sonys build quality is shite this generation.

The nvme install went really well (had to take out and reseat GPU to get in) BUT I knocked the tempered glass ever so slightly and a chip fell off the corner. Again hardly noticeable but the knock was so light. One phone call to America later (little known country) and it looks like Corsair are sending me a new side panel for free. So if that works out that's amazing.

After this I'm never touching anything again. Can't afford to 🤣
 
  • Like
Reactions: Arc