I upgraded my PC again to be ready for Armored Kill and Planetside 2. Granted I could already run those games pretty well. I just don’t want any slowdown in even the biggest battles, and with Planetside 2 that can be pretty large (hundreds of players). I replaced the motherboard, CPU, RAM, and Power Supply. I also got rid of my old DVD drive to get one that uses a SATA interface to improve cable management. My specs now are as follows:
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 w/ two Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition High Static Pressure 120mm Fans in a push-pull configuration Memory: 8GB Corsair Vengeance Primary Hard Drive: 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD Other Drives: Over 3TB of storage across 3 HDD Optical Drive: Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Monitor: Asus VG236H 120Hz 3D Monitor Speakers/Headphones: Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset & Logitech X-540 5.1 Speakers Keyboard: Logitech G15 Mouse: Logitech G500 Mouse Surface: Razer eXactMat Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Computer Case: Corsair Graphite Series 600T Power Supply: Corsair HX Series HX750
With NS2 finally on Steam for pre-order, release has to be right around the corner. However, the fact that the game is not out yet has not stopped clans from competing in matches. It seems like every week there are a few new matches up on YouTube to watch. The of the casters I tend to watch are NS2HD and blindNS. NS2HD is casted by Hugh from Unknown Worlds, while blindNS has been casting original NS matches for a long time now. I personally prefer blindNs’s casting style, but they both do a good job.
Here are two matches from recent NS2 builds. The game changes a lot in the beta, but the most recently build has been one of the most solid in terms of balance.