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post #271 of 587 Old 12-13-2013, 04:57 PM
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It did

http://repo.steampowered.com/download/

But I can't mess with it, one of the requirements is an Nvidia gpu (and mine's out for RMA)

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Any install guides out there?

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Any install guides out there?

http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/buildyourown

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I just removed a 750g HD that used to be my steam drive. I might try this out, if it doesn't give me a headache. I'm not a fan of unix. Feels worse than the old DOS days. Goofy command words.
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Anybody know why the requirements say "1TB" drive?????????????? For the SteamOS?

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Anybody know why the requirements say "1TB" drive?????????????? For the SteamOS?

Because the first method Is a premade image. Since the premade image has a formatted HDD of a certain size, you'll need at least that to recover it. (I suspect the image isn't the full 1TB, but something around ~900GB to be safe with all 1TB drives).

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Thanks JHoff,

So a 360 GB HDD install would fail???????? Using method one?

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so far I havent seen much out there in the world as far as SteamOS impressions but it sounds to me like there are some issues with it currently but it is exactly what many of us kinda expected. Steam Big Picture for Linux.

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New Question?

What are you gamers using to check your cpu speeds and temps? On a Win 8.1 machine?

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What are you gamers using to check your cpu speeds and temps? On a Win 8.1 machine?

I use the included AIsuiteII that comes with Asus motherboards, but have used the ever popular CPUID hardware monitor before without problems ( it's actually better the AIsuite but am happy enough with my included monitor) You can find it here: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
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I use the included AIsuiteII that comes with Asus motherboards, but have used the ever popular CPUID hardware monitor before without problems ( it's actually better the AIsuite but am happy enough with my included monitor) You can find it here: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

Yup, this. I use a number of monitors

HWMonitor for temp and voltage checking
CPU-Z for Clock frequency checking
GPU-Z every once in a while for checking things.
EVGA PrecisionX for GPU Overclocking
RealTemp for more accurate CPU temps (only for Intel chips)
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What are you gamers using to check your cpu speeds and temps? On a Win 8.1 machine?

I settled on Core Temp 1.0, currently RC6 - small footprint, loads on Windows startup, but mainly because it looks nice in the lower right taskbar.

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I still use a years old program called samurize. It's less of a meter than a toolset to build your own meter, but it's incredibly light on resources, hooks into all sorts of programs and you can customize it to be exactly as beautiful and functional as you want it. In one little window on my desktop I can see CPU/GPU speeds, temps, ram usage, HDD space/activity, network activity, uptime etc.

Nothing else even comes close to how awesome it is, but development ceased on it years ago.

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You might have to take away my PC gamer card here for this, but for me personally, I'm not. biggrin.gif

Past the initial setup / build of the PC, I could not care less what temperature my PC is at on a day to day basis while gaming.

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You might have to take away my PC gamer card here for this, but for me personally, I'm not. biggrin.gif

Past the initial setup / build of the PC, I could not care less what temperature my PC is at on a day to day basis while gaming.

Same here. I always wanna know my CPU/GPU usage so I can judge whether or not to push settings higher, but I couldn't care less about temps or how fast the fans are spinning. It's been years since I've ever bothered with anything but the stock cooling, and I usually disconnect all the extra exhaust fans that come with a case. Modern CPUs and GPUs can handle the heat just fine without all that stuff, even modestly overclocking. My gear has been running at 70-80C for years and it's fine. It'll be obsolete looooong before higher temps would be a factor in its lifespan.

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I doing mild OCing using MSI's built-in Genie II. Surprised that 70-80ºC is acceptable. Thought 70ºC was the danger zone. Little do I know!!!!!!!!!!!!

HW Monitor and CPU-z work for me.

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I doing mild OCing using MSI's built-in Genie II. Surprised that 70-80ºC is acceptable. Thought 70ºC was the danger zone. Little do I know!!!!!!!!!!!!

HW Monitor and CPU-z work for me.

Thanks to all that answered.

That's old thinking from back in the days when there was a very real threat of burning out a chip if it ran too hot. Nowadays they'll just shut down if that happens. I think one of the newer Radeon cards targets 95C as it's optimal temperature, and they're having a really tough time convincing people that it'll be fine.

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Yea, I have mentioned this to some on this thread before that I have a rather large PC case that I go specifically for water cooling.

The case can hold 4 360 radiators natively plus you can get accessories to add more if wanted....I still really want to finish building it and really try and push myself to build a higher performance computer that is water cooled.....BUT, when it comes to gaming you are much better off to just save your money and get a higher performance graphics card in a year or two than spend the money to water cool it.

Only time I would say water cooling really matters is if you are wanting to try and benchmark your computer or put a heavy overclock on it.

I am honestly thinking about selling this case to build something smaller and simpler.

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I was just cruising along and saw this and couldn't help myself. I was laughing so hard when I saw this:

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Anybody try the Steam OS yet????????

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Of interest to this thread: GameKicker'sTop 10 PC optimized games of 2013.
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Happy New Years Everybody. May 2014 bring us more gaming bliss on our PC's, Consoles, and Mobile Devices. I for one hope to see you all in the exciting new worlds of "The Rift". And hopefully early next year.
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Yes! Happy new year to all the PC gamers on the forum.

I just bought Spelunky for some local co-op play on PC!

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It looks like the first official PC Game Consoles, i.e. Steam Machine, have been spotted at CES (via IGN).

What do we think? Will an i3 pair up with a GTX760 for decent Linux gaming? And what about the AMD config for $500?

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It looks like the first official PC Game Consoles, i.e. Steam Machine, have been spotted from CyberPowerPC (via IGN).

What do we think? Will an i3 pair up with a GTX760 for decent Linux gaming? And what about the AMD config for $500?

Seems pretty good for what it is. I'd be more interested in a smaller box based on integrated graphics for like $199 though. Something more like a zotac zbox, that could make a good platform for streaming windows games from my tower.

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Seems pretty good for what it is. I'd be more interested in a smaller box based on integrated graphics for like $199 though. Something more like a zotac zbox, that could make a good platform for streaming windows games from my tower.

Agreed looks pretty good. Although six-ish months is a while, kinda surprised they're taking that long to get to market.
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Now that the 2013 Holiday Sales season is over. I have to admit, I was mildly disappointed by the level of deals out there. Especially with the Asus HD 7870 GPU. The reps at Micro Center told me in August that they planned to move them out at $99-$119 during black Friday in anticipation of gearing up on the R series. DIDN'T Happen! Those things actually increased in price to more than the R series at a lot of places. A few XFX models could be had in the $159 range...that quickly sold out at Tiger Direct.. But that was it. I was counting on matching it with the one I had for cross firing. But I didn't want to mix brands. Sigh mad.gif I missed the boat on that one. I'll just hang out with the one I have for awhile before moving to a 290 sometime in the future.
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Now that the 2013 Holiday Sales season is over. I have to admit, I was mildly disappointed by the level of deals out there. Especially with the Asus HD 7870 GPU. The reps at Micro Center told me in August that they planned to move them out at $99-$119 during black Friday in anticipation of gearing up on the R series. DIDN'T Happen! Those things actually increased in price to more than the R series at a lot of places. A few XFX models could be had in the $159 range...that quickly sold out at Tiger Direct.. But that was it. I was counting on matching it with the one I had for cross firing. But I didn't want to mix brands. Sigh mad.gif I missed the boat on that one. I'll just hang out with the one I have for awhile before moving to a 290 sometime in the future.

The bitcoin mining craze has driven the prices up as the AMD cards tend to be really good for it, so you're dealing with that too.

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The bitcoin mining craze has driven the prices up as the AMD cards tend to be really good for it, so you're dealing with that too.

Had not considered that one. Aren't Bitcoins the same or similar to MS points that were used on Xbox 360? Why are AMD cards good for it?
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