Recent content by Jonnycat99

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    Want to become a "Gamer" Need Help

    I recently got a controller for the first time and found that I really suck at using a controller, so I just use it to play Trackmania. Under kill for OPs build, but it's a good distraction to remind me that I have other things to do.
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    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X = $379.99 @ Newegg after instant rebate

    Six Flags Magic Mountain is just north of LA if you're into that sort of thing, and you can pick up a box of oranges while your there, too!
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    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X = $379.99 @ Newegg after instant rebate

    I got mine in January for a little less, but I had time to play with the system back then so I'm okay with it.
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    5800X3D gaming review

    Good, that will mean the price will drop so I can justify buying it.
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    Best long term software support for unlocked cell phones

    My only problem with Apple products are the inability to install ad-blocking software like Blockada or DNS66, and their absolute dismal service when it comes to reasonable refund policies on app store purchases (with Google you have a designated time frame for a refund, with Apple you have to...
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    Is it time for an upgrade?

    The 5900x is on sale right now (also at BestBuy) for $399 which is an amazing price if you can swing it. Otherwise yes, AM4 is a great mature platform right now.
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    What (none root) ad blocker 4 android?

    I currently use Blockada5; previously used DNS66. No ads anywhere except for youtube (which means I don't use youtube on mobile). I am very allergic to ads.
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    Do people actually upgrade just the CPU and keep using existing motherboard?

    Damn I forgot about that one, C2D (E8400?) to a Xeon quad core (E5450 I think - I added microcode to the BIOS and used the pin swap sticker). The extra cores extended the life for a few more years.
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    Do people actually upgrade just the CPU and keep using existing motherboard?

    I never have in the past because of diminishing returns (I did upgrade GPUs though). With my current AMD (AM4) board however, I upgraded my 3600 to a 5800X and noticed a significant gain in performance with my intended application (X-Plane 11).
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    Google's Unbelievable Level of Incompetence in dealing with a Pixel Warranty Issue

    This is 100% on Google, they need to ship you the correct board (or full phone) and stop blaming the carrier.
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    Compare these GPU's - Do I accept?

    They seem to have the card available online as part of a bundle with a mainboard (you can always just sell the board when you get it). It was added to my card and let me start the checkout process.
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    need a new pump?

    Kind of cool but it's not UV reactive so it wouldn't work for me. ;->
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    Classic DOOM with Ray Tracing in New Video

    For me it's the doors opening, really takes me back.
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    MSI Extreme 3D Series Graphics Cards Announced

    Gonna sit this one out, I'm waiting for the 8900Ti to come out for my 16k setup.
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    Buying open box motherboard - dumb idea?

    Yep, build it and burn it in for a few days then just leave it running to make sure everything is smooth. After that it's a keeper.