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Postby Tyler » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:59 am

Crckrjack broke his computer last night while installing his video card.
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Postby CrckrJack » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:00 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Crckrjack broke his computer last night while installing his video card.

Just the onboard sound card!
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:13 am

This reminds me that I still haven't installed the hard drive I got 3 weeks ago.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:55 am

Crckrjack, how is the 980ti? You've had it for over a week now. I haven't touched mine other than running benchmarks.

Noticeable difference for you?
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:30 pm

My mom gave me their old Dell Mini Inpiron netbook while I was home. It's probably 5+ years old and has XP on it. It is almost not worth keeping. I will probably download some kind of program that Evie can "play" with.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:25 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Crckrjack, how is the 980ti? You've had it for over a week now. I haven't touched mine other than running benchmarks.

Noticeable difference for you?

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post.

Bump since Tim is online. Does the 980ti perform better in games and in VR?
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Postby CrckrJack » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:04 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Bump since Tim is online. Does the 980ti perform better in games and in VR?

Haven't used it in VR yet. I would say it's a bit better than the 970.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:26 am

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post Haven't used it in VR yet. I would say it's a bit better than the 970.

I'm sure the difference is zero on the 15 year old game WoW
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:58 am

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post I would say it's a bit better than the 970.

I think going from the 970 to 980ti is diminishing return because of my displays. Both my TV and PC monitors are 1080p. My monitor is only 60hz. My TV is 240hz, but I only get 60fps, I think because of the Steam Link.

I think the 980ti would be great for 4k gaming, but I seem to be getting around the same results. I'm okay with that though, I got a decent upgrade for basically free and will be future proof for when I do get a 4k screen.

I should plug the desktop directly into the TV and test it that way, but that is more work than simply using the Steam Link
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Postby Tyler » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:55 am

The CPU cooler I have is on sale. Get it

https://slickdeals.net/f/10605120-cryor ... e-shipping
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:25 am

I'm tired of BigScreen being buggy for me. I'm going to do a fresh install of everything this week. It's been a few years since I've wiped my PC. My PC is built wrong so I stopped getting Windows updates so it's overdue. I'm going to lose Shadow of War progress, but I doubt I get back to that game anyways.

How large of an OS/SSD does everyone have? Do you put any games on it? I see Oculus now let's you install on multiple drives like Steam does.

Corey, manually download the audio drivers from your mobo. That may fix your issues.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:50 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post I'm going to lose Shadow of War progress


You are the worst.

I have a 150GB SSD for OS and a 500GB SSD for games.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:04 am

You're right, I should get a 500gb SSD and then redo my PC. I would give my dad my 250gb one.
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:58 am

I just have 240gb SSD for OS and programs. Games are all on 1TB drive. I will eventually get a second SSD but prices are too high for me.

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Postby Corey » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:08 pm

240gb ssd
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:27 am

I went to buy a 500gb SSD yesterday at Best Buy, but it was out of stock. It's a sign! I don't need it.

I did wipe my 240gb SSD last night and started redoing windows. I ran into tons of issues with the displays, both onboard and GPU. I think I have it figured out tho. If my Rift extension cable is plugged in nothing will display on any monitor. Hopefully a GPU driver update fixes that.
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Postby Artukka » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:00 pm

My girlfriend's sister's graphics card is dying (at least, we think its the graphics card). She asked me to help her build a new PC or look for parts so I went to PCPartsPicker, filtering for RX 580, GTX 1060 cards, figuring that would be about right for her needs and budget... and came up completely blank. Apparently the graphics card market has gone completely berserk due to cryptocurrency mining. I'm going to take my GTX 750 Ti out my HTPC (which I haven't been using recently) for her to use until things settle down.

It makes me feel a little less bad about my own GPU dying a while back and the upgrades that prompted, as it seems things could've been a lot worse.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:23 pm

Prices are insane, but great for those selling used cards. Maybe things will settle down with crypto going down? I also want DDR4 to go down!
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Postby Artukka » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:45 pm

It's to the point where I wonder if this could start having negative implications for PC gaming as a whole if things go on like this much longer. It seems like you can still get a reasonable value by buying prebuilt machines from the likes of HP and I hear that gaming laptops are getting better... but at some point I wonder if the OEMs might start abandoning the PC gaming market in favor of starting their own mining facilities or just selling to miners. It's definitely going to be a barrier to entry to new PC gamers and I could see it causing a fair number of people to jump ship in favor of consoles or other pastimes.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:48 pm

That's a really good point. You can get the Xbox One X, capable of 4k 60fps, for less than a GTX 1080, maybe even 1070.

It use to be always cheaper to build your own, but I've seen some pretty tempting prebuilt options show up on Slickdeals. Problem with those is they are usually budget motherboard and power supply.

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