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Thread: Somebody stop me... (Gaming PC Build Thread)

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    Remember when you could stand in line on release day and still get your product, or even wait 24 hours and not have a line at all?

    Pepperidge Farm remembers.

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    Remember life before the pandemic?

    Pepperidge... um I mean XKCD remembers.


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    Apparently Best Buy is implementing some new verification/anti-bot tools:

    Quote Originally Posted by https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/k2qa94/best_buy_is_combatting_bots_hardcore/
    Once you get it in your cart and check out, you have to enter a verification code sent to your email and once you enter that you have to enter a code sent by your bank thatís on the card youíre checking out with. Keep trying guys youíll get it!
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rare White Ape View Post
    I'll report in when I get the keyboard later.
    Keyboard is here. I haven't really typed anything on it yet, apart from this post and a few Google searches.

    It's heavy. My God it is heavy. I guess it's meant to sit solidly on a desk rather than my lap. And it isn't making me type any better yet

    One gripe: it won't pair up with the receiver for the mouse. I suppose it would be too much of a no-brainer for Logitech to implement a feature like this.

    But at least it has dual Lightspeed and Bluetooth functionality, so I just connect with Bluetooth and I'm happy. I just won't have access to the G keys, which are used to program for features in games, because the G Hub software doesn't recognise a peripheral that isn't connected via the receiver, which would be another no-brainer I guess.

    At least it is solid and seems to be built well. It has all the media stop/start keys and volume controls which I use a lot, so it's OK for an expensive keyboard.

    No RGB lighting though

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    Did you guys know that the RTX 3060 Ti was a thing?

    I found out this morning, and for $400 North American pesos it matches the performance of the 2080 Super, and troubles the abilities of the RX 6800 especially in ray traced workloads.

    Nice

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    The next GPU I buy, I don't want to have to buy one for 5 years. That basically (in my little mind), gives me two choices. I have to wait and see the 6900XT tests.

    Of course, if rumors hold, and they release a 3080Ti with 20GB, I'll throw money at that shit.

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    I would guess that that's probably 12 months away, if you take the last gen as an example where the Super models arrived in the halfway point of the 2 year cycle.

    But for now you have to battle scalpers anyway, so waiting 12 months probably wouldn't be so hard.

    For me, if I was buying a GPU for a build right now, I have already decided that Nvidia is the way to go. Their RT tech is so much better in price-for-price cards, plus DLSS is a killer, allowing MUCH better performance for the small trade-off of a little bit of softness in image quality compared to native resolution. Further, DLSS is a feature that can be improved and updated as time goes on, as it's not fully bound to the hardware you buy.

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    I'm leaning towards NV as well. Having had 6(?) various cards of theirs over the years.

    Can't even remember the first few, but I progressed from 480-680-1080 then 1080ti (why not).

    Intel CPUs go way back for me as well. I remember a Q6600 dual-core, it was a beast!

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    Ah yeah, I was thinking about my old desktops in bed last night (that's how I roll).

    - P4-2.6C in old-school Coolermaster ATCS case, the first and only computer I put together myself from start to finish. Originally at home, then moved to work
    - Q6600 (I think) in a Gigabyte case at home
    - E7200 in mini-ATX smaller, Coolermaster or Silverstonetek case at work
    - i7-2600K in a Silverstone Raven RV-02E at home (at work I changed from the E7200 to a Thinkpad W520)
    - i5-6500K in Fractal Design case at work (gave Thinkpad to my wife soon after I got a Thinkpad T470)
    - i7-6700K in another Fractal Design case at home
    - i5-3470 home server that was originally in the Gigabyte case, then shifted to the Raven, then shifted to Fractal Design case

    Good times.

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    Iíve had three computers:

    i3 laptop
    i7 laptop
    i5 desktop

    Needless to say, the i5 has been way way way faster than the laptops.

    Also laptops are a fucking ripoff, unless you absolutely have to have one. If you need mobile web browsing or entertainment get a tablet. For gaming get a Switch.

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