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Hello, I just recently got into the pc gaming scene. I have invested about $300 in the past two weeks and am feeling a bit overwhelmed. I have not been able to just sit back and relax with some game in a long time untill i got my new rig. Its really nice being able to kick back with some mountain dew(diet, i cant drink the regular stuff anymore, i guess im gettin old. lol) and just have some fun. In the past 2 and a half weeks or so i have played through

Batman : AA
Just Cause 2
Portal
Mafia 2
Half-Life (dang this felt like an old game)
Medal of Honor

Im currently working on
Crysis
Dead Space 2
Mini Ninjas (it seems really childish, my nephew like to watch me play it)
Kane & Lynch

I have a crap load more games to go through. It turns out i just love video games. Heres my issue. I currently have (as you see in sig) a 64gb SSD and a 500GB storage. Well my Steam folder is 234GB and my other games take up anther ~50GB or so. I only have 126GB free. I have begun to notic loading times taking a lot more than they should. Every checkpoint in crysis have a very noticeable 10 second pause where it just freezes. any suggestions on picking up performance? Also think I should get another Storage drive, I have an old sata card i could add into my pc(p67 bad sata and all).

I have spent about 5+ hours a day playing games. Before this I would just read about them. Since i started I have had some great ideas and have noticed a generally more positive outlook on life. What do you think. Is my video game addiction ( can i call it that?) beneficial?

BTW, I dont think I can ever stick to console gaming anymore, just something about seeing my creation ploy through games is amazing. I went to Game Stop yesterday and changed all my pre orders to pc versions.
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Period.
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Period.
that's debatable.
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so long as you dont turn into this guy youre fine

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that's debatable.
^This.

Games don't take over my life, I just play for fun, I don't live for them.
    
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I live for overclocking though!
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I live for overclocking though!
this man speaks semi truth.
I also live for many other things such as beer and women, but overclockin' is up there.
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Dang im already fat. But i have lost 5 lbps since I started gaming. I dont have time to gorge myself on bacon. I have to kick jokers ass!

Women + overclocking + gaming = my fantasy life

thats my sex, drugs and rock & roll!!
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Dang im already fat. But i have lost 5 lbps since I started gaming. I dont have time to gorge myself on bacon. I have to kick jokers ass!

Women + overclocking + gaming = my fantasy life

thats my sex, drugs and rock & roll!!
lol, My figers are fast.... thanks to typeing on the keyboard contanstly and using my Wireless Xbox360 controller for gaming
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Dang im already fat. But i have lost 5 lbps since I started gaming. I dont have time to gorge myself on bacon. I have to kick jokers ass!

Women + overclocking + gaming = my fantasy life

thats my sex, drugs and rock & roll!!
hehe same here Only reason I have not gained more weight is because Games keep me busy during boring days... boredom makes me hungry :'(
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