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  • Gigabyte Target OC Comp, Fallout 4 System Builds Online gaming Communities

    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 38:14

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    Originally recorded November 2015

    Gigabyte Target OC Competition
    The fall and winter are great times to overclock and Gigabyte is hosting a competition on OC-Esports.io that is sure to please.  To make things interesting they have opened it up to both ambient and extreme overclockers with different OC Targets to hit along with completely separate prize pools.  Like in previous competitions the benchmarks are divided up into stages with prizes being awarded for winners in each stage and a grand prize for an overall.

    In a way this is a great opportunity to win some Skylake hardware for doing nothing more than benching your current system and doing your best to hit each benchmark target.   Unfortunately the format of the competition favors those with “a pile” of hardware since you will need to compete in all six stages for the best chance to win.

    Related Links
    Gigabyte Target OC: Open Target

    Fallout 4 System Builds
    Whenever a triple A game titles come to market there is always speculation surrounding system specs.  A common question I get is “Will my system run XYZ game?”.  In the past this wasn’t a difficult question to answer given that game developers focused their games on second generation consoles however, with XBone and PS4 the bar has been raised and we are once again speculating systems.

    With the release of Fallout 4 Dennis put together a system guide based on the recommended system specs and Darren wants to compare it to a similar build at PCGamer.

    Related Links
    PC Gamer Fallout 4 Build
    Hardware Asylum Gaming Build: Fallout 4

    Online Gaming Communities
    Back in the early days of IRC (Internet Relay Chat) the chat rooms were a popular place to meet online friends, exchange stories, trade files and generally burn a few hours socializing.  The issue is when you get 100’s of people in a chatroom keeping order can become somewhat of a challenge.  This is where channel ops and moderators come into play and is something that applies to all online communities from Twitch.tv to Battlefield 4 Clans.

    Darren was promoted to admin status within his Battlefield 4 clan and in this segment talks about the process and professionalism associated with being a clan admin.

    Episode 58 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)

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