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Really if your computer is setup with the right parts and is fully stable one should have no problems. I have been playing computer games for a long time, and while I have had problems in the past with these problems I haven't had these problems in the last few years. With Stable Drivers and Overclock game don't really crash. My sli setup also works perfectly, I get a avg of around 84fps on BF3 with Max settings with 4x msaa. I had a 4870 CF setup before this and never had a problem with scaling, 2 cards helps a lot.

Really even a mid end gaming pc will play games better then a xbox360/ps3. Steam isn't all bad, If your taking your computer somewhere just put it in offline mode before you leave and just hibernate your pc before you leave. Really Steam only sucks if you have slow internet. I have no idea why your CF doesn't work that well with the new skyrim update, maybe the next driver update will help. Works fine with my sli right now. I can't go back to console gaming, its a eye soar.
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Yeah I like the community for the most part.
I know this has been stated before, but piracy prevention methods really only hurt the honest people.

Not only that, but they fail every single time. It's not possible to make an unhackable anything when it comes to software. Even Diablo III is well on it's way to being playable without a beta flagged account and it hasn't even been released yet. Online only? Fine, hackers just make a server emulator... problem solved.

I have never touched steam and I never will. There isn't a single "Steam Only" game available that I want. If there is, well, there's other ways...
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play battlefield 3 or crysis 2.... you will see if CF works. stop playing console ports as they don't require more computing power.
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You say you dont have sound in GTA?

I used to run crossfire and never had any issues with sound, that doesnt even sound related to crossfire...

Anyone more clued up than me might be able to help you with the sound issue.
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What other games should I look at? I like RPGs and sandbox games. First person shooters are okay it without online play there is no replay value. I would love a good simulation racer but as far as I known none exist for pc.
I've heard the horror stories of GTA IV but it's not like I need high resolution reflections. Low is fine for me. I don't need to max gta I just want to play it!

You haven't been looking hard enough tongue.gif PC has the most realistic racing sims ever, I don't know of many but I do know there is rFactor (graphics aren't that good and the menus are a bit confusing at first), Project C.A.R.S (It's still being made but I think it's in public beta) rFactor 2 (graphics have been massively improved, I think it's in public beta as well but I haven't played it though) Live For Speed (this is the best sim I have ever played, I only have the demo but there are plenty of demo servers for brilliant multiplayer, there are no licensed cars or tracks but it is still a good sim) and as of now those are the only ones I know of tongue.gif

I do recommend you get a good steering wheel if you don't have one. Driving sims are horrible with keyboard and mouse, IMO they are even terrible with regular controller.
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play battlefield 3 or crysis 2.... you will see if CF works. stop playing console ports as they don't require more computing power.

crysis 2 and bf3 are 2 games that, even though they are amazing, consolization held them back; ie lack of tessalation in bf3, spotty tesselation in crysis 2, lack of original dx11 (thank god for the patch) on crysis 2, terrible lighting fails in bf3
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Yeah I like the community for the most part.
I know this has been stated before, but piracy prevention methods really only hurt the honest people. I'm sure if I stole skyrim I could play on any version I want I wouldn't have to wait for steam to load ect. I think it's rediculous that when I buy a physical copy I still have to use steam. I could have saved myself $20 by buying it with steam.
I had fallout 3 for my Xbox (still have my xbox) and never beat it. Kinda thinking about getting that again. Yes or no?
And that 3ds has been looking ever more appealing. I miss Mario haha. Handheld gaming is pretty awesome if you ask me. Less is more. Like Pokemon! That game will never get old. I have it on my iPhone for breaks at work lol.

definitely get back to F3, it's a good game. but I recommend the PC version, give you more freedom and you get access to some really fantastic mods. plus the pc version is really cheap now.

if you like sandbox games, you should look at just cause 2 and red faction guerrilla, those were the first sandbox games I ever played, I still play them once a week.

Just cause 2 map is HUGE, everything is in 1:1 scale in there. 400 square miles of map, I'm still finding new missions
   
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Just cause 2 map is HUGE, everything is in 1:1 scale in there. 400 square miles of map, I'm still finding new missions

Yes lol I got Just Cause 2 (on PS3 not PC) on release and I still haven't done all the missions, it does get very repetitive though.
    
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#1 stop using steam. get physical copies
#2 crossfire is notorious for failing due to crappy catalyst driver. get geforce SLI
#3 GTA is a terrible console port. try more PC-centric games.
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crysis 2 and bf3 are 2 games that, even though they are amazing, consolization held them back; ie lack of tessalation in bf3, spotty tesselation in crysis 2, lack of original dx11 (thank god for the patch) on crysis 2, terrible lighting fails in bf3

BF3 does have terrain tessellation. it's mainly used on distant mountains to make them look more like mountains not boxes so it doesn't affect performance/quality much if u don't use aircrafts.
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Its only a pain to a beginner.
I have no issues with any games.
Not a single glitch, login issue, screen tearing, nothing.

I have over 70 games.
Very very reliable, solid drivers by Nvidia for my part anyways.
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