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    Best 34/35" gaming monitor sub <=1k?

    The Alienware is really nice. That would probably be my pick as I had the AW3418DW and really liked it. I also never had any issues with it so I have a feeling I'd be happy with its successor as well.
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    I only had two minor quests glitch out on me during my v1.0 run. My experiences with it weren't nearly as bad as those reported by others.
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    Motherboard for i9-9900k?

    ASUS Maximus XI Formula ASUS Maximus XI Extreme ASUS Maximus XI APEX Aside from those, most of your GIGABYTE boards (all but the cheapest ones) or midrange - upper end MSI boards are good to go as well.
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    Yes, from Embers you can get them all if your relationship is at 70% with Johnny. The hidden ending is activated by not deciding what to do on the roof of Vic's clinic for five actual minutes. At that point Johnny proposes a third option, where you don't put any of your friends or Johnny's at risk.
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    There are some specific endings that get locked out based on your choices. One of them is kind of a "hidden" ending.
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    There are 5 or more endings as I recall.
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    I did use JAM, although I can't recall what was different about version B vs. the traditional MEHEM. I don't particularly care for version A of JAM because the Star Brat was a fucking stupid idea. As for the rest, I can't speak to that. Here is the deal with the mods right now: Remember when...
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    That's what I'll do until the Mass Effect Happy Ending Mod is ported for ME3LE. (Such things are being worked on.)
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    Review the game you finished recently.

    I think BF4's scenario's were moving more towards Call of Duty's less grounded writing style.
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    Review the game you finished recently.

    I rather enjoyed BF3's campaign. BF4's was decent.
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    ELEX II

    I've only heard of them. I know nothing about those games at all.
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    ELEX II

    I've never heard of these guys before. I tend to stick to AAA games for the most part. Not that this shields me from disappointment by any means, but I'm very picky about the games I pay for and most smaller developers generally fail to deliver the kind of experiences I'm looking for. Plus, they...
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    ELEX II

    No we don't. I have no idea what to expect out of this studio.
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    Warhammer40k: Darktide (40k Vermintide)

    This will likely be a day one purchase for me. I've rather enjoyed Warhammer: Vermintide II.
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    What backplate is this?

    It could just as easily be for a waterblock. Although, I have no idea which one. Several I've used have similar mounting solutions.
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    best long lasting thermal compound?

    I've used just about everything that's been mentioned in this thread given my years of motherboard and CPU reviews. The fact of the matter is, they all produce results within the same range. The worst to the best is about a 3c difference. I have also used those graphite pads. For a test bench...
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    Is there anyone who still owns a Logitech G7?

    Well that's what I'm saying is the case where my specific setup is concerned.
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    Well, that's not normal for the game. I've got more than a dozen playthroughs of Mass Effect 3 and that's never been a problem without modding the game and breaking files. I've nearly completed ME3 in the Legendary Edition and never saw anything like that. I'm not sure what could cause that, but...
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    Well, that's part of texture work. There are three to five separate textures for every object in the games. Each one does something different. You have your diffuse texture, specular map and the normal map. In other cases there tint and stripe maps as well. In at least one case there is also a...
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    I can tell you that work is being done in the modding community to address the shitty textures. I'm still undecided how much work I'm going to do on that front. It's a lot of work.
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    People always say that and I do agree it would probably have been better than what we got depending on how that was handled. I don't think this was really the right way to handle the ending though. I think it would have worked against Shepard's character as it's his/her super strong will that...
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    I will agree that each ending is "bad" in its own way.
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    Control or Destroy endings are fine. Synthesis is for Nazi's and child molesters. Anyone who chooses this ending is a terrible human being who would agree with eugenics as a matter of course. The fourth option is the "give up and do nothing ending" which is just dumb. I can't believe the people...
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    Is there anyone who still owns a Logitech G7?

    It still is. I can't use a wireless mouse with my system to this day. The only way I can is to use a USB extension cable and place the receiver far away from my PC.
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    Agreed. It wasn't clear, and I think if that's what the developers were going for it would have made many people feel much better about it. I also think it could have given us an opportunity to go inside Harbinger and have something to fight. The bullshit on the Citadel was both too derivative...
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    There was even talk back in the day that every Reaper had a "pilot" of sorts that represented the species it was harvested from inside it. That's honestly the only way the human reaper makes any sense. Otherwise, why build one? We know humans aren't the only species to ever kill one. For...
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    I really never understood the hate for that. The final boss wasn't great, but it's a very small part of the game. Lastly, planet scanning, while crap is easily avoided. You really need to get a save editor and give yourself enough resources to avoid dealing with it. Or, you can use a mod that...
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    If you've done that "Joker mission" in the "middle" of the game then you've done it wrong and it's clear why and how you got a bunch of crew killed. That mission should be close to the end of the game. You should never go for the Reaper IFF until you've done everything in the base game and Zyeed...
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    Nvidia, all flavors, 3080 Ti owners thread

    Fuck that. I didn't pay that much for my RTX 3090 FE.
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    10980XE - equivalent to SoC Voltage? (Not stable with 128G)

    I can confirm that you can achieve better performance than that on a 10980XE. I think I did at stock speeds. Overclocked to 4.7GHz or 4.8GHz, it ran even better.
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    something big is coming (amd)

    This would be video rendering or something along those lines. There are also compute related applications that may benefit from that. The most VRAM I've seen allocated to a game use was 13GB. That's not necessarily VRAM usage either. We don't have a good way to measure usage.
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    Asus Rog Maximus XIII Hero No Room for a "PCIEX" card

    It's really not. Even if it were, off the shelf coolants are generally non-conductive and won't fry your motherboard. I've never killed hardware water cooling and I've been doing it for 15 years and I change computer hardware more often than most people change the oil in their cars.
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    Talk to Lorik Qui'in on Noveria after talking to Giana Parasini. You can find out the specifics of the exploit here.
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    Yes, it still works.
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    I've changed my choices throughout the trilogy many times just to see what would happen. I've gone exclusive paragon in all three games, 100% renegade, and everything in between.
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    I have 8 playthroughs of ME1, 30 of ME2, and I'm on my 18th run of Mass Effect 3. I've chosen most dialog paths at one point or another. That said, I still occasionally get dialog I've never heard before. Or, I didn't remember some dialog given how old the game is and how many playthroughs I've...
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    Asus Rog Maximus XIII Hero No Room for a "PCIEX" card

    You should generally figure these things out before buying the parts.
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    High Cache "Zen 3+": Last stand for AM4 and Broadwell succesor.

    There is probably no technical reason why they'd have to be limited to the 500 series.
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    3080Ti Review: Mostly a Neutered 3090

    Being a neutered RTX 3090 was pretty much expected. The price is a bit out of line for what you get over a regular RTX 3080 though.
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    3080Ti Review: Mostly a Neutered 3090

    It depends on the reviewer. I factor it in, but I don't really count it for halo level products unless something is completely out of step with everything else without any justification for it.
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