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    Last Epoch

    Sorry to derail this Last Epoch thread, but can I ask you, horrorshow, about your GD fallback of Warhammer. I have been playing Grim Dawn nonstop lately and also looking for a similar feel game. I'd always avoided Warhammer; didn't know much about it...thought it was more co-op than single...
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    Delete. Question resolved

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    Good lord, prescription lens inserts are an incredible game changer!

    I had bought from Widmo for my Vive. I bought from VR Optician for my Index. Either option doesn't interfere at all with any and all third-party cushion upgrades. I'm also using the Studioform Index Enthusiast Kit (the straps and weight balancing), which is awesome. I gotta think either lens...
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    Imminent power supply failure?

    I had run some stress testing initially with Prime 95 and FurMark running together, and everything ran fine (one of the reasons why I was so hesitant initially to jump on the PS failure bandwagon)...there were no restarts/reboots and temps were acceptable. So hopefully Seasonic will get this...
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    Imminent power supply failure?

    Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2. Gad, I hope it's not the motherboard! Had all my sights on the power supply. Since writing the above, after working fine for a few days, the desktop just shut itself off while I was doing something, so I initiated a warranty PS replacement with Seasonic. I sent...
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    Imminent power supply failure?

    My desktop computer has a Seasonic X-850-KM3 that is 5 years old. Last week, the computer wouldn't boot; nothing happened when I pressed the on switch. Using the 30-second discharge tip, it came on and ran just fine. I ran a number of stress tests, and all ran perfectly, good temps, no...
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    VR with prescription glasses

    I normally wear trifocals and have been using VR for years...since the original Vive. The trifocals were a little uncomfortable under the Vive--and later, the Index--headsets, but they worked just fine. I couldn't play for very long only because the tightness of the headset (combined with the...
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    Valve Index

    I put on the Index headset just intending to check on something....and 90 minutes later I had to force myself to stop playing. This is pretty unheard of for me. I've never been able to play that long at one sitting. But I wanted to clarify about the black levels. I am actually indeed seeing...
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    Valve Index

    Early impressions: I got my Index and the Knuckles controllers on Friday. I'm using them with my OG Vive lighthouses. First and foremost, for me, I gotta say the audio is great. I love the "off-the-ears" concept. While no audiophile, I feel it just sounds terrific and makes for a more complete...
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    Valve Index

    Yes, my card has VirtualLink, and I plan on getting the Valve adapter...it's at the Steam store with a July date on it. Perhaps they'll release that sooner. Along with the Index!
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    Valve Index

    Gosh, what gave it away that I'm not very technically oriented? Just overanxious...overexcited...thanks for kindly setting me straight.
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    Valve Index

    Ordered the headset and controllers...first wave. Now, I have an Nvidia 2080 Ti FE, which I think only has one DP? My monitor (Acer Predator) requires the DP for G-sync. The Index requires this, too, so I'm thinking I'd have to resort to HDMI for my monitor. I had forgotten that the 2080 Ti...
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    Valve Index

    I'll be in for one, for sure. Even though the resolution is not quite as high as I was hoping, it's still better than my OG Vive, and I'm thinking it will subjectively present even better and just be an overall better experience. The headset itself looks to be especially comfortable, with lots...
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    Valve Index

    Yes, I know May 1st is the preorder date. I was just wondering about actual timing, like the hour it will go up for sale. Don't know whether Valve will put it up at midnight of April 30th or just any time during the day on May 1st. I think they're in the Pacific time zone? I'm in the Central...
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    Valve Index

    Yes, it is backward compatible with 1.0 lighthouses. (Conversely, keep in mind that one is NOT able to use the Vive controllers with the Index 2.0 lighthouses). I'm planning on using my Vive lighthouses with the Index and Index controllers, as well. Anyone have any time guestimate as to...
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    HTC Vive Owners Thread

    Re: Vive Wireless Adapter...I've been watching a few youtube vids, and a number of them have mentioned excessive heat, some so excessive that the guy had a burn on his head. You guys with the adapter...have you also noticed this? Are you having to compensate for it by putting something between...
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    HTC Vive Owners Thread

    Just placed the order for the prescription insert. Wish I had done it sooner; it was cheaper than the rimless VR glasses I had just bought and sounds like it would work even better. Thanks for the prod. I can't wait.
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    HTC Vive Owners Thread

    I think I probably need to just keep tinkering with fitting settings and just accept I can't wear the headset for longer than an hour, at most. The discomfort is mostly on my forehead and under eyes, where the outline of the goggles presses in so deeply that it causes ridges. But, as...
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    HTC Vive Owners Thread

    Been following this thread as I'm in a quandry as to my next VR upgrade route. I have the original Vive and have added the deluxe audio strap and a leather insert that is specifically made to help better fit smaller heads. I also recently got a 2080 Ti, which allows me to supersample and...
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    Edge blocking screensaver?

    I have indeed tried restarting the browser, clearing the cache, all the usual suspects. I was just wondering if some flight simmers might have found newer products, maybe from Logitech, to play better with screen savers. Seems like this has been a longstanding problem, with some having various...
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    Edge blocking screensaver?

    Honestly, while I'm not even sure if Edge is the instigator of this particular problem just because it *seems* like it is, I like Edge and actually prefer it. The purpose of asking the question is not only to validate if this is the problem based on others' experiences but to see if anyone had...
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    Edge blocking screensaver?

    I added a new (administrator) user to my old computer and gave it to my husband for his daily usage. When the machine first boots up, screen saver works normally. Once he actually opens Edge to browse, that effectively seems to block all future screen saver activity. Whether Edge is opened...
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    Basic smartphone recommendation

    I'd never heard of this site. Will bookmark it for the future. I do still need one more phone (only bought one G6) after I get Christmas all paid off. Got the G6 for my SO; figured I would check out its features and decide whether I wanted one as well. It actually has lots of really nice...
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    Basic smartphone recommendation

    Just ordered the Moto G6 today, the same one you have, although I did pay $299. Should get it in a few days. Thanks to Aurelius, who suggested it originally, and all who seconded it.
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    Basic smartphone recommendation

    You know, I gotta say that I appreciate your dose of reality. While I certainly don't want a crappy phone--which is why I posted here looking for advice--I guess I'm just not the type of person who requires all the fancy bells and whistles of a more expensive phone. I'm sure there are folks who...
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    Basic smartphone recommendation

    Ah, man...it says in big, bold letters $300 and then in much, much smaller letters "in three installments" or $900 upfront. Definitely out of my budget. Will keep perusing. Just wondering if I should spend a *little* more, knowing I will hold onto the phone for a few years. The search goes...
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    Basic smartphone recommendation

    My browsing has led me to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Nah, using a stylus is not at all on my radar. But price is right. Comparing it to the Moto G6, is it better/faster or are they comparable? Specs:
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    Basic smartphone recommendation

    Thanks for the recommendation. I'm checking out the Nokia right now. Funny how one can start with a budget of, say, no more than $300 but then one starts looking at a Nokia 7.1, which is about $350, and then starts to think why not go up even more and get this or that? A slippery slope, indeed...
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    Basic smartphone recommendation

    Thanks for all the replies. The Moto G6 sounds like it might do the trick. I see on Amazon they have the 64 GB for $229 (Prime Exclusive offer) vs the 32 GB for $200. The Prime Exclusive phone will have preinstalled Amazon apps. Would there be any downside to that? Even if I don't use these...
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    Basic smartphone recommendation

    I'm one of those folks who bought the Amazon Fire Phone a few years back. Still have it, but it's getting long in the tooth and am needing to upgrade to another android phone. The choices are overwhelming, even in the budget category, and am hoping someone more familiar with features can help...
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    Consumer Celluar

    I've used Consumer Cellular now for about 5 years. Personally, I love it; it just works for me, but I don't use my phone as much as others do. I pay for 2 lines, 250 MB of data, and unlimited talk and text for a total of $35 plus tax, which brings it to a monthly fee of $41. There are various...
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    Charging a visitor's Nintendo Switch

    Appreciate the replies, guys. MavericK, thanks so much for the detailed post. I had no idea the answer to my question would boggle my mind even more. But I went ahead and chose one of the "great" picks; don't need a lot of science behind it, just want to keep the kid happy while he's...
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    Charging a visitor's Nintendo Switch

    When my grandson visits next month, he's planning on bringing his Nintendo Switch with him but didn't want to bring the dock for charging it. Looking on Amazon, I think I only need to buy a Type C to Type A cable with a plug-in wall charger, but they have both a 45W and a 65W. Assuming this is...
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    Edge browser size help

    I thank all you guys for your swift replies. It sounds like you've hit the nail on the head. I wasn't aware of these shortcut keys. I'll see if I can somehow get this information to him before I arrive next week.
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    Edge browser size help

    My 90-year-old father somehow changed the size of his internet pages. Web pages are perhaps a few inches tall; totally unreadable. He knows he hit some key combination accidentally on his laptop keyboard in frustration when trying various methods to input a password. He says clicking on maximize...
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    Deluxe Audio Strap Pre-order

    Appreciate the info. Right now, the old cable doesn't bother me as much as it does to some, so as long as the old cable is workable with the deluxe audio strap, I'll give it a go. Can always change it down the line.
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    Deluxe Audio Strap Pre-order

    Why is the new cable better? Is it just that it's lighter in weight?
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    Deluxe Audio Strap Pre-order

    I have the Vive WITHOUT the new 3-in-1 cable that is now standard. Can I still use this new audio strap? Or should I also order the 3-in-1 cable with it (when, of course, the audio strap is back in stock)?
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    Do higher refresh rates stress video cards?

    I mentioned scan lines and coil whine because there were a number of people who complained about that specifically regarding the X34 when it first came out...and probably for a time afterwards, too. There were also some problems with being able to overclock to 100 Hz. And complaints about the...
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    Do higher refresh rates stress video cards?

    Thanks for the replies and comments. Definitely set my mind at ease. Using a video card that is no longer cutting edge with this 3440x1444 resolution, it was just worrying me that I was putting more stress on the card that might in turn show up as hobbling the performance of the game. Like...
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