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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2010, 08:49:27 AM »
In regards to the power issue, I actually lost a power supply which was working fine previously to making the trip to the LAN party.  A staffer plugged me in, I went to fire up the box, got a light for a split second, and then nothing.  Whether this was a function of it dying a natural death or something else, I have no idea; we went to Best Buy and got another one and that was that.  I thought I'd throw it out there.


I was reading your post and wondering to myself why a spike might come thorugh your 20amp drop and only affect your pc and leave the other 4 alone.  Im not saying it cant happen.  Im not an electrician but I would think that every device on that circuit would have been impacted by it.  Just a thought.  Im not trying to deny what may have happened. 

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2010, 08:58:43 AM »
In regards to the power issue, I actually lost a power supply which was working fine previously to making the trip to the LAN party.  A staffer plugged me in, I went to fire up the box, got a light for a split second, and then nothing.  Whether this was a function of it dying a natural death or something else, I have no idea; we went to Best Buy and got another one and that was that.  I thought I'd throw it out there.


I was reading your post and wondering to myself why a spike might come thorugh your 20amp drop and only affect your pc and leave the other 4 alone.  Im not saying it cant happen.  Im not an electrician but I would think that every device on that circuit would have been impacted by it.  Just a thought.  Im not trying to deny what may have happened. 

I don't think he was saying he got a spike from the power we provided DWG.  I think there is a bigger possibility that during the moving of the computer that something shifted or moved that shouldn't have and blew the PSU.  The same thing happened to my Server at the LAN and there was that one computer that would power up while laying on it's side but not while standing up.  Moving computers always does strange things to them.
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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2010, 09:00:36 AM »
Yeah. Cypher knows ALL about that. :hehemean:

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2010, 09:56:07 AM »
Yeah. Cypher knows ALL about that. :hehemean:

 :rofl:  Good one Agent.

He told me he just got that motherboard a week before the event back from RMA. So Cypher and myself are in agreement; never buy Gigabyte boards again. His is going to hell and might died a month before the event.

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2010, 11:09:23 AM »
Yeah I was filing that remark under "things that happened regarding power" instead of "you guys fried my b0x".  No blame laid!
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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2010, 11:23:01 AM »
oh ok, my bad.   Agent4054 said he'd buy you a new PSU.  I'd recommend the corsair hx1000.

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2010, 12:00:31 PM »
I'd recommend the corsair hx1000.

That is what I have in mine, excellent quality.

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2010, 12:13:24 PM »
That's because Turk's the shizz. LoLs. I'm a little jealous he wanted to have Czar's babies though. Tear

Overall I think this was o e of our most successful events we've ever hosted. I look forward to hearing the feedback and seeing everyone for future FITES events. Big thanks to everyone who came out.

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2010, 12:52:54 PM »
One major gripe!!!!

I need more opportunities to rip unmentionables off of my body in a Hulk Hogan like manor :p.
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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2010, 01:20:32 PM »

I just wanted to let you guys know we had a great time.  I know we were stressed for power but I think that there was an issue that may of caused some computers (laptops and desktops) to reduce performance and quite potentially cause the switches to reduce their performance levels.  We had rather bad performance overall in Unreal Tournament 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Mass Effect 2 over the duration of the lan.  I personally know that both Mass Effect 2 and Unreal Tournament 3 ran perfectly fine on our laptops previously as well as after the event.  We did no changes to resolve the issue.  However during the lan their performance was degraded in both single and multiplayer modes.  I think it is something that should be put into consideration for next year.  We had tons of fun this past weekend and look forward to fites next year!

This is definitely the kind of thing to report to us. We are there to help and make the LAN the best experience you can have.

Speaking for myself, I had no issues in my section in terms of power or game performance. I was keeping an eye out on my system's power draw, the state of the power coming into my supply, my network connection, and its stability. Everything looked very clean and actually better than last year if I remember correctly.

I apologize for not mentioning it during the event but I didn't know if there was a legitimate issue until after the event was done and we got home.  All the other games ran fine.  It was just the newer ones so I mostly threw it out as an issue with the system performance in general.  I did recall that UT3 and ME2 ran fine on the system previously but it had been nearly a year for UT3 personally and I only watched someone else play ME2 with the same exact system before the event and it appeared to run fine.  We had tons of fun regardless and it was indeed a huge improvement over the prior year.

I apologize if I seemed accusatory in any way as it wasn't intended to be and our systems (I found out later on) is designed to downclock the system in the event of low power input.  Don't ask me why that is.

EDIT: ME2 and COD: MW2 was purchased during the event so I had no way to know their actual performance on the system during the event.  ME2 ran ok save for some odd lag every now and again.
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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2010, 02:50:18 PM »
I thought the L4D2 Tourney was run excellently, no complaints on the servers, and they even let us play different maps on the final

The CSS tourney however was run poorly, had to wait for a bit to get everything lived up, the admin did not even watch the finals, as after a server glitch, we needed to run up and get him to quit a game to restart the server, it seems if the guy wanted to be a CSS admin, at least he could be interested in the finals for CSS. also we heard complaints when we wanted to switch maps on the finals, when it really had no bearing time wise on the other tournaments. The set up was fine, but the way they explained how they wanted to have the tourney be quicker, and didn't even use quicker round settings was weird to me.

Other than that, the speeds were great, the power was great.

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2010, 02:53:46 PM »
Jason Frank Has Been Experienced

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2010, 03:04:05 PM »
Jason Frank Has Been Experienced

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2010, 04:53:27 PM »
CSS is always a hassle every year. EVERY year. The staff loves to throw a major lan.. so much in fact that several staffers didn't even bring their rigs. They wanted to focus their attention on YOU, the gamers, so you can have the best possible time.

FITES is a ..different.. kind of LAN. I'm sure by now, people realize that the winners of a tourney get trophies and not prizes. We're in it for the fun. Drewberry, I'm not directing any of this at you specifically, I just wanted to touch on my and some of the staffer's thoughts about the CSS tourneys (plural..as in the ones EVERY year).

I'm sure you all heard me make a little joke over the mic when I announced "Due to time constraints, the CSS tourney will be 10 versus 10..so find another team and buddy-up." I had planned that little prank about 30 min before it was announced and the fellow staffers were ready to watch the reaction of the groups.

It was absolutely nothing short of comical.

The daggers I got from CSS`ers was priceless. Most responses involved the F-Bomb and looked as if they just found out that their girlfriends were actually their sisters.

Would members of the CSS tourney that were NOT pleased with the way it was ran or had any gripes about it... or gave me daggers during my prank PLEASE respond to this thread and tell me why you take CSS so seriously? Why? I just can't wrap my head around it. I'm serious about having a great time. Not winning. PLEASE share and help us understand how a game can cause SO much negative emotion.

Please lighten up. This is FITES. We're here to have fun.  We are not CAL.

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2010, 04:59:22 PM »
being a first time attendie i have to say it was awesome. maynot have won as many torneys as i anticipated but going in without a team we did awesome. the players were great. it was ran by some amazing people. they actually like cared about what was going on and talked to the players instead of being A******s. and i came out with a case ive been looking at for about three months now. all in all it was an awesome event and ill be back next year.

- oh and Czar two new sponsors contacted me. and they said they could possibly hop on with you guys also for next year. just an fyi

-voX