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The Prodigy Project: Custom Build Mini Gaming Rig January 20, 2014

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I’m currently planning to build my new gaming rig. I thought I might do something more audacious then before and so this time around I plan to build a mini-ITX PC. This smaller form factor comes with more complications. That said, I think this will be my best gaming rig to date.

First Decision: The Case

Stumbled upon this little beauty after doing some browsing. The Bitfenix Prodigy.

I am still doing further research for the other components. I will list the internals I’ve decided on in another post. I haven’t decided on a cooling solution yet and this heavily impacts the build as a whole.

Rough Blueprint for other parts:

Asus Z77 Mini ITX Motherboard

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad Core CPU

CORSAIR Hyrdo Series H80 CPU Watercooling

EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 X16

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB

OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

Haven’t decided on the power supply unit yet. I’d love to go full modular but this case has some strict dimensions.

Guild Wars 2: Still alive or dead? December 12, 2014

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It seems to me that one of the best MMO’s I’ve ever played is dying. Less people play each day.. The content feels repetitive and boring as things progress.. I can’t complain too much since there is no subscription fee. I loved the game when I first started playing it. It was amazing even after a month straight of playing almost every night. The biggest problem for me lately is that I’ve already gotten all the gear I wanted and the only thing left to do is farm gold or work on a legendary item. The legendary item seems to be a little too hard core for me. I could never amass the gold or resources to craft a legendary. I turned to making alts and I find that somewhat fun but only for intermittent play. My guild has split up into several smaller guilds and that has caused a lot of people I used to play with to quit.

I wish they didn’t release the new ascended gear. It really sucks.  I hate how it changes the ethos of the game. It was supposed to be a MMO actually based on skill not gear. They need to rework some of the classes quite a bit and just release new gear skins from time to time. They also need new dungeons from time to time. I am so bored of the content they have now. I haven’t explored all of it I guess but an achievement is not enough incentive.

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I still love this game enough to hope things improve. Just can’t play a game like this without some serious group goals and reasons to log on.

Ouya and XBMC for the best Home Theater Ever!? July 14, 2014

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Now that XBMC is officially coming to Android.. I am more excited than ever to be a founding member of the Ouya Kickstarter Project. I want to immediately install XBMC on the Ouya. The gaming functions will only be a bonus in my mind. I hope the Ouya becomes my new replacement Boxee Box.

MW3!!! November 9, 2014

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Thought about writing a post but saves time to just make a quick comment. Call of Duty season is in… I’ll be off the grid for a while..

Nook Color Rooted May 12, 2014

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Got a Nook Color recently off Craigslist and rooted it to run CM7, Phiremod and a few other ROMs. I bought it mainly as a place to read my college books in PDF form but might as well mess around and learn something at the same time.

I don’t think this Space is Alive February 23, 2014

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Been playing through Dead Space 2 on my PC. Pretty rad cutscenes. Not sure about the weapons in the game though. They seem a little too abstract. Only useful in some situations. A pain to manage ammo for all of them as well.

Some honorable mentions to other games I’ve played recently:
Magicka (humor + rpg = greatness)
Crackdown 2 and Army of Two with Taylor. Co-op helps me get through the winter.

Stay away from Dragon Age 2 (at least the demo).  They oversimplified the game so much that it is boring. Another great gaming company sells out to the masses. I feel like the golden age of gaming has passed.

bennugroup.net’s MAN of the YEAR October 28, 2014

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Astaroth is the champ. I’ve been playing some Soul Calibur IV with my room mate recently and remembered how bad ass this character is.

“Time to Perish!!”

Star Craft II: Hell, it’s about time September 8, 2014

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Star Craft II has been out for a while now and after beating the campaign I’ve been working my way through the bronze league on 2v2 and 1v1. Hopefully I can get out of the bronze league someday. Find me on Battle.Net

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Kickin’ It Old School August 7, 2014

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Quake Live

Quake Arena has been brought to the browser and revitalized with some cool stat tracking and free match making. Check it out if you haven’t already. Great fun for just the right price: free.

Add me on there.. ArkileDOTcom

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Find me in the Borderlands June 4, 2014

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I haven’t been on Xbox Live much lately… finished up on the Halo Reach beta and then did some soul searching for a game on PC. Settled with Borderlands and it has been highly entertaining to play with one of my old friends from Florida.

I like the new take on Diablo with guns. Fast paced action and RPG elements keeps the adrenaline going. I started off with a Hunter, rerolled a Soldier, rerolled a Berserker and then finally stuck with a Siren. The Siren is the best class in Borderlands. My friend and I went through the game as two Sirens. One Elemental and one Controller. Tore through the game easily with this class combo. Going to try out some of the DLC available since I already beat the game and I’m on the second playthrough.

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