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  1. I'm looking for a new chair too. But I really have no idea what the build quality difference is between a $100 chair and a $200 one.
  2. Asus boards typically "auto" voltage higher than necessary, so just changing the multiplier to as high as he can get stable, while making sure temps are good, is definitely all he needs to do. Should easily be able to do 4.4GHz, since Intel did release a chip of the same architecture that ran stock at such speed. Or a $100 drop-in upgrade to a 4770(k) would yield a better boost, particularly in newer games. Or, if he's not that bothered with his current performance, just wait and do a total overhaul.
  3. It's gotta be a puppet with CGI because I thought it was all really good CGI for sure. And even if it was a clone of Yoda, Midichlorians are a "separate" organism so Yoda's Midichlorians wouldn't necessarily be cloned in the process. Unless, of course, the cloners can do that too, which would mean they can create Midichlorians on demand. Talk about upsetting the balance of the Force if that were true...
  4. When we were taught about those drugs in schools of the late 90s, weed was considered a gateway drug. "If you start with marijuana, you will end up a crack head." But the effects of marijuana are less destructive than alcohol, and has some positive ones too. It's really just a social stigma. It has been illegal for so long its reputation is simply lumped in with the other illegal drugs. So guess what, if we legalize it then the reputation that it's just like the harder drugs will fade, and marijuana will be then be socially lumped into the category that alcohol and, even less so these days, cigarettes occupy: Wind down and relax, just don't overdo it.
  5. Glad to hear your back on your feet! And that's one hell of a payment anywhere, congrats on that steal. And congrats on the grandson. Are you the official D1P grandpa now?
  6. So did anyone buy it on PC? How is the port? And if you buy it on Steam, does it also show up in your Origin library? Eh, I was going to ask how kb/m controls were. I just love using a mouse to look around, BUT if the game does not have proper mouse input and instead uses the mouse as an emulated joystick (like some of the Assassin's Creed and Middle-Earth games), then it's extremely frustrating to use and not as precise.
  7. I have a 1060 3GB hooked up to a 1080p TV and it does really well. I would definitely spring for a card with 4GB or more VRAM, because there are a handful of games that the 3GB 1060 just fails while the 6GB version flies. Another consideration is the RX 580 8GB version. It can probably handle 1440p well enough until new cards do actually come out, and it's well under $200. A very good value. So you could upgrade your system in April as planned, and then wait for Ampere. Same could be said for the 1060 6GB if you can live with medium or some low settings. Or you could always render the game at 1080p and upscale to 1440p. It's definitely harder to predict GPU prices these days. The cycle between new cards is getting longer. And AMD has figured out that they shouldn't undercut Nvidia by a lot, like they did 10+ years ago with the HD 4870 and 5870 releases. Both companies are trying to maximize the profit margin on each card sold now. But competition is still getting us better value, just not by a lot. When the 5700 XT was about to launch, AMD was going to price it the same as the RTX 2070. But then Nvidia releases the 2070 Super at the same price as the 2070, to replace it, and that forced AMD to lower the 5700 prices by $50 than what they initially wanted to do. So maybe we'll see more of that if/when AMD releases more Navi cards, of which I have no idea of the timeframe. There could be some mild sales on a 2070 Super or 2080 come Cyber Monday, too. But since your goal is Cyberpunk @ 60 fps, I do think it's prudent to wait and see what the requirements of the game will be. Even better would be waiting for benchmarks.
  8. At only 1080p and paired with a 2500k, I would suggest going as cheap as possible and then replacing everything in April. That's still 6 months away, and AMD has yet to release their full lineup of Navi cards. We most likely will not see a huge price drop or price war, but the needle should move in our favor. The way I see it is the 2500k is going to hold you back more in the games your system will struggle with, and games which happen to run fine on a 2500k won't need a beastly graphics card anyway to hit smooth framerates. I'm not sure what you mean by backlog - how far back does it go - but if you're trying to play games released within the last 2 years they pretty much all murder 4 core CPUs. A GTX 1060-class card is great for 1080p, and can be found on eBay for insane prices. If you only want to consider new, the Radeon RX 570 and 580 are one of the best values and adequate for 1080p.
  9. I see outrage videos pop up all the time on my Youtube recommendations. My uncle and cousin, who cosplay as various Star Wars characters, don't care for the new trilogy - although they don't distinctly hate and rage over it. And there's some coworkers of mine who didn't care for TLJ either, basically saying it was rubbish. Divisiveness is out there Mark Hamill agrees with you; he definitely didn't like the direction Luke's character went. But I don't think TLJ's story was the real reason for this character change. I think it was the most interesting and best direction the story could have went after what happened in TFA, in which the driving plot of "let's find Luke" was weak as hell.
  10. Yep. AMD makes both CPUs and GPUs, so they're packaging both to Microsoft and Sony. Consoles can't fit the fastest video card in them anyway, so they don't need to go with Nvidia. High end GPUs by themselves consume more power than an entire console, which in turn means there is a lot of heat to get rid of. More heat means a bigger and/or louder cooling system. So what AMD offered for the PS4 and X1 was perfectly suitable in terms of performance. And for the PS5 and NextBox, AMD has a new architecture which is even more efficient.
  11. Nvidia also does hold the vast majority of marketshare, even in cheaper video cards, as well as having the fastest card on the market for the last 6 or so years. At one point in the last few years Nvidia had ~80% marketshare, and they typically maintain >60%. The last time AMD released a card that was better or equal to Nvidia's fastest card of the time was the Radeon R9 290X in October 2013.
  12. Although not quite originally this decade, but was Team Fortress 2 the game to popularize cosmetic items, and then show how the Free-to-Play model can go big? I didn't pay attention to mobile F2P games back in the day, so I'm not sure where the influence originates.
  13. Laptop CPUs are branded differently than desktop ones. In the current mobile world, usually both i5s and i7s have Hyperthreading. i7 CPUs can come with a (much) higher Turbo Boost frequency, possibly a better integrated GPU, and depending on the specific model perhaps more cores. Sometimes an i5 will not have a Turbo Boost frequency at all, but lately Intel has given that feature i5 processors.
  14. Ryzen 5 2600X Geforce GTX 1080 TI EVGA FTW3 32GB DDR4-3200 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (OC'd to 3333) Asus ROG Strix X470-F 1TB Inland Premium NVME SSD 2TB Crucial MX500 SSD 8TB WD HDD 550W Seasonic Focus Plus Gold Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R RGB Lian Li O11 Dynamic White case HTPC: Core i7 3770k Geforce GTX 1060 3GB EVGA SC 16GB DDR3-2133 G.Skill Ares Asus P8Z68V-LE 500GB Crucial MX100 2TB Seagate Constellation HDD 650W Corsair TX PSU Xigmatek Gai SD1283 cooler (Hyper 212+ clone) Thermaltake Level 10 GTS Black case Accessories: 27" Dell S2719DGF 1440p 155 Hz monitor 24" Asus VG248QE 1080p 144 Hz monitor Logitech Z333 2.1 speakers Superlux HD681 headphones Logitech G502 Proteus RGB / Razer DeathAdder Elite / Logitech G400 mice Corsair K70 Lux mechanical keyboard 6TB and 3TB External WD HDDs.
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