First gaming PC here tues, what things do I HAVE to have?

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  • kadooosh 8 Dec 2012 14:39:20 1,468 posts
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    Recommendations welcome, games, browsers, accessories, porn sites, etc...
  • mrpon 8 Dec 2012 14:40:49 29,206 posts
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    See you next Tuesday

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • superdelphinus 8 Dec 2012 14:45:08 8,089 posts
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    Electricity
  • GuiltySpark 8 Dec 2012 14:49:01 6,431 posts
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    Shoulda got a Wii U instead.

    Get bent.

  • PenguinJim 8 Dec 2012 14:57:24 5,910 posts
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    Don't kill me... but a 360 pad is most useful! :-P
  • quadfather 8 Dec 2012 15:04:53 12,934 posts
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    Chrome, steam, dark souls.

    psn quaddy456, Dark Souls tips

  • GuiltySpark 8 Dec 2012 15:06:03 6,431 posts
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    Fuck Dark Souls. Imbue yourself in PCness, not shitty console ports.

    You're part of the elite now Son, you'd better step up.

    Get bent.

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 8 Dec 2012 15:13:18 38,761 posts
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    STEAM
    http://www.steampowered.com

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    Voted by the community "Best mod" 2011, 2012 and 2013.

  • Deleted user 8 December 2012 15:25:56
    You'll probably want the latest drivers for your graphics card, etc.
  • Moot_Point 8 Dec 2012 15:27:21 4,362 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    STEAM
    http://www.steampowered.com
    Then kiss goodbye to your savings! /Cries

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  • Trafford 8 Dec 2012 15:28:38 5,885 posts
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    Inflated feeling of self importance.
    Witty lines in console put downs.
  • oldschoolsoviet 8 Dec 2012 15:34:40 5,503 posts
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    kadooosh wrote:
    Recommendations welcome, games, browsers, accessories, porn sites, etc...
    ....folk clambering over each other in a typical attempt to be witty and hilarious, and failing etc.....
  • Moot_Point 8 Dec 2012 15:36:27 4,362 posts
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    I spy console tards. :p

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  • RobTheBuilder 8 Dec 2012 15:36:40 6,521 posts
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    Latest graphics drivers
    Virus killer and firewall (surely you know that though)
    Steam: then pick as per preference: borderlands 2, skyrim, Nfs most wanted, sonic and sega all stars transformed, hotline miami, etc
    Chrome and Firefox browsers. I'd say chrome is better.
    If you don't want or aren't going to buy ms office, then get OpenOffice.
  • kadooosh 8 Dec 2012 15:42:02 1,468 posts
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    Ive got a 7850 2gb gpu , it easy to get the drivers? Also, have got steam and bought skyrim, new vegas, torchlight 2 and the last humble bundle.

    Will no doubt get sucked into the steam sales!
  • Steve_Perry 8 Dec 2012 15:45:24 4,574 posts
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    A 360 controller is a must.

    VIVA STEFANSEN

  • Moot_Point 8 Dec 2012 15:48:32 4,362 posts
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    @kadooosh Jesus. At full price? You are new, aren't you!

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    mowgli wrote: I thought the 1 married the .2 and founded Islam?

  • TheRealBadabing 8 Dec 2012 15:55:05 1,329 posts
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    Don't buy much for now, just get everything up to date and install Steam. Try to remove as much of the mostly useless fluff that manufacturers install on a new build. Things like trial software are a waste of space at best and can run in the background, slowing your system down or interfering with the things you actually want to run.

    Peripherals (Xbox pad etc) are your priority because in a little while the Steam Xmas sale will start and your library will fill up very quickly. Get a few demos in the meantime to tide you over and give you something to test out graphics options on.

    Virus/firewall duties are handled well enough by Microsoft Security Essentials. No need to install a load of other crap and it's free if you have a "genuine" copy of windows.
  • Trafford 8 Dec 2012 15:58:29 5,885 posts
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    Moot_Point wrote:
    I spy console tards. :p
    Only playing on one system would be retarded, tard.
  • kadooosh 8 Dec 2012 15:58:42 1,468 posts
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    Steve_Perry wrote:
    A 360 controller is a must.
    Does any official 360 pad work? Ive got about 4 of them!
  • kadooosh 8 Dec 2012 15:59:22 1,468 posts
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    Moot_Point wrote:
    @kadooosh Jesus. At full price? You are new, aren't you!
    All the games were cheap as, skyrim was 7 quid!
  • kadooosh 8 Dec 2012 16:01:00 1,468 posts
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    TheRealBadabing wrote:
    Don't buy much for now, just get everything up to date and install Steam. Try to remove as much of the mostly useless fluff that manufacturers install on a new build. Things like trial software are a waste of space at best and can run in the background, slowing your system down or interfering with the things you actually want to run.

    Peripherals (Xbox pad etc) are your priority because in a little while the Steam Xmas sale will start and your library will fill up very quickly. Get a few demos in the meantime to tide you over and give you something to test out graphics options on.

    Virus/firewall duties are handled well enough by Microsoft Security Essentials. No need to install a load of other crap and it's free if you have a "genuine" copy of windows.
    Got a chea official OEM of win 7, reckon its not worth getting AVG or a 3rd party anti virus then?
  • RobTheBuilder 8 Dec 2012 16:04:08 6,521 posts
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    @kadooosh yeah the drivers should ask you about updating. Mine does at least. If not the Graphucs card manufacturer or amd site will have them.

    Oh and definitely get a windows Xbox pad. Great for games on steam and also for emulators.
  • GuiltySpark 8 Dec 2012 16:05:19 6,431 posts
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    Surely having a list of games to play would have been the reason to buy a gaming PC?

    Get bent.

  • RobTheBuilder 8 Dec 2012 16:07:08 6,521 posts
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    @kadooosh you have to buy an adaptor which I think costs about the same as the pad itself!
  • Steve_Perry 8 Dec 2012 16:07:48 4,574 posts
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    Just buy a wired 360 pad.

    VIVA STEFANSEN

  • RobTheBuilder 8 Dec 2012 16:09:32 6,521 posts
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    @kadooosh I use Avast and Zone alarm on my much slower setup and they don't interfere at all really. I'd add them to be safe, nothing worse than fucking up a good pc.
  • RobTheBuilder 8 Dec 2012 16:10:48 6,521 posts
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    @Steve_Perry I'm not sure if the standard 360 wired pad works on the pc, the pc specific one should only be about 25 quid max
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