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What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby Desert Fox » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:40 pm

I'm thinking about getting an XBONE just for halo.

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby ExBiglawAssociate » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:42 pm

student loans and sexy groans

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby utahraptor » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:51 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I'm thinking about getting an XBONE just for halo.

I haven't played it since the update yesterday, but it was pretty broken. Sunset Overdive is pretty great, though.

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby FSK » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:00 pm

Halo is awful right now.

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby baal hadad » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:01 pm

Biglaw_Associate_V20 wrote:student loans and sexy groans

180

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby Desert Fox » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:02 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:Halo is awful right now.


I won't get a bonus (or even know if I do) for a while. Hoaping they patch it.

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby baal hadad » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:05 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:Halo is awful right now.


I won't get a bonus (or even know if I do) for a while. Hoaping they patch it.

I remember back in the day games for console actually had to be finished before real ease and that was a good console advantage over PC

Now console is just a shittier version of things the PC can do better

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby Desert Fox » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:23 pm

baal hadad wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:Halo is awful right now.


I won't get a bonus (or even know if I do) for a while. Hoaping they patch it.

I remember back in the day games for console actually had to be finished before real ease and that was a good console advantage over PC

Now console is just a shittier version of things the PC can do better


Rome Total War II still is a piece of crap. I bet the expansion pack will be better.

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby baal hadad » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:27 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
baal hadad wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:Halo is awful right now.


I won't get a bonus (or even know if I do) for a while. Hoaping they patch it.

I remember back in the day games for console actually had to be finished before real ease and that was a good console advantage over PC

Now console is just a shittier version of things the PC can do better


Rome Total War II still is a piece of crap. I bet the expansion pack will be better.

I hope so. I haven't even bought Rome 2 because I heard how crappy it was. Been playing stainless steel for medieval 2 though

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby FSK » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:30 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:Halo is awful right now.


I won't get a bonus (or even know if I do) for a while. Hoaping they patch it.


H2A, when it works, is just one of the best online shooter experiences I've played, so if they do definitely cop.

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby ymmv » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:45 pm

baal hadad wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:Halo is awful right now.


I won't get a bonus (or even know if I do) for a while. Hoaping they patch it.

I remember back in the day games for console actually had to be finished before real ease and that was a good console advantage over PC

Now console is just a shittier version of things the PC can do better


People have been saying that since the 90s or earlier. But good luck finding a $350 PC guaranteed to run all major releases on medium to high settings without hardware upgrades for the better part of the next decade :lol:

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby Desert Fox » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:53 pm

ymmv wrote:
baal hadad wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:Halo is awful right now.


I won't get a bonus (or even know if I do) for a while. Hoaping they patch it.

I remember back in the day games for console actually had to be finished before real ease and that was a good console advantage over PC

Now console is just a shittier version of things the PC can do better


People have been saying that since the 90s or earlier. But good luck finding a $350 PC guaranteed to run all major releases on medium to high settings without hardware upgrades for the better part of the next decade :lol:


I think the issue is that now, it's good luck finding a 350 PC that will run major releases on low settings for the next 4-5 years. X1 and PS4 are pretty underpowered. Still a good deal, but if you have a PC, dropping 3 hundo on a graphics card will prob yeild better results.

I'd just get a decent GPU, but I want dat HALO.

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby ymmv » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:55 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
ymmv wrote:
baal hadad wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I won't get a bonus (or even know if I do) for a while. Hoaping they patch it.

I remember back in the day games for console actually had to be finished before real ease and that was a good console advantage over PC

Now console is just a shittier version of things the PC can do better


People have been saying that since the 90s or earlier. But good luck finding a $350 PC guaranteed to run all major releases on medium to high settings without hardware upgrades for the better part of the next decade :lol:


I think the issue is that now, it's good luck finding a 350 PC that will run major releases on low settings for the next 4-5 years. X1 and PS4 are pretty underpowered. Still a good deal, but if you have a PC, dropping 3 hundo on a graphics card will prob yeild better results.


I guess that works if you have a nice tower just sitting around, but I haven't owned a desktop in almost a decade, and I don't really know anyone who does anymore. My laptop and phone have me covered for indie games, Dota, and low-req strategy type shit like Civ V, and the console get everything else. I've owned the same Xbox 360 for almost eight years, and here am I playing Dragon Age Inquisition not having paid a dime for hardware upgrades in all that time, unless you count new controllers.

That said, if I had large qualities of expendable income I'm sure I'd keep a maxed out gaming rig around to gawk at infinite horizon Skyrim enhancement mods and play DA:I without all these weird morphing artifacts and whatnot.

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby sinfiery » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:07 pm

Built a rig for $350 recently that can play most new games on mid specs fairly easy. (G3258/Radeon7870/8gb/SSD) (includes $80 spent on a monitor from CL). Granted, I put a lot of work into finding deals (and had a microcenter nearby; one in NYC)

The mid, use to be high-end, spec CPU parts are at amazing price points when on sale.

One could easily get an amazing rig for $400 during black friday if you looked hard enough. Those deals are always absurd.


The real problem is if you want to spend money anytime soon for a rig that can handle Occulus Rift, you are going to be out, likely, thousands. So I'd just wait or buy a PS4 and hope Morpheus is solid

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby B.B. Homemaker » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:11 pm

A roomba.

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby Desert Fox » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:12 pm

sinfiery wrote:Built a rig for $350 recently that can play most new games on mid specs fairly easy. (G3258/Radeon7870/8gb/SSD) (includes $80 spent on a monitor from CL). Granted, I put a lot of work into finding deals (and had a microcenter nearby; one in NYC)

The mid, use to be high-end, spec CPU parts are at amazing price points when on sale.

One could easily get an amazing rig for $400 during black friday if you looked hard enough. Those deals are always absurd.


The real problem is if you want to spend money anytime soon for a rig that can handle Occulus Rift, you are going to be out, likely, thousands. So I'd just wait or buy a PS4 and hope Morpheus is solid


How much have you OC'd that big boy to? I'm running 4.4GHZ but I haven't tried more than that.

How much was teh 7870?

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby mvp99 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:14 pm

just buy a macbook pro with Nvidia 750 for $2500 and you'll be good for a couple of years

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby Desert Fox » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:15 pm

mvp99 wrote:just buy a macbook pro with Nvidia 750 for $2500 and you'll be good for a couple of years


TINTCR

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby sinfiery » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:22 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
How much have you OC'd that big boy to? I'm running 4.4GHZ but I haven't tried more than that.

How much was teh 7870?


Pretty solid; I messed around at 4.2ish but haven't bothered trying higher yet. Some of the reviews have it running near 5.0; it's absurd for like $60 now.

7870 was $130, all about finding those deals. R9 270/290s are running super cheap nowdays and run great



$2500 for the MBP? Last a few years with 750M? Would assume joke but ...everyone in Law School has a mac

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby TTTooKewl » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:30 pm

Wait -- biglaw + gaming = a thing ?

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby Desert Fox » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:32 pm

TTTooKewl wrote:Wait -- biglaw + gaming = a thing ?


What the fuck else are you going to do when you get home at 11pm. Masturbate, netflix and REAL TIME STRATEGY yourself to sleep.

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby baal hadad » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:36 pm

mvp99 wrote:just buy a macbook pro with Nvidia 750 for $2500 and you'll be good for a couple of years

lololololol

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby WhirledWorld » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:41 pm

A hair transplant and a fleshlight to make up for some small portion of what I gave up to earn this bonus.

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby Old Gregg » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:55 pm

not gonna lie, i went to this forum half thinking that desert fox would make a thread identical to one posted on auto admit. not sure if i should be happy or sad that i was right.

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Re: What are you spending your bonus on?

Postby ExBiglawAssociate » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:28 pm

WhirledWorld wrote:A hair transplant and a fleshlight to make up for some small portion of what I gave up to earn this bonus.


bless you




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