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  1. MacLeod

    Found a 3070, any reason to keep my 1080TI ?

    I tend to say keep it as a backup. I'm kind of a hoarder tho and never sell anything. I still have every GPU and CPU I've ever owned but I have used some of them more than a few times over the years when a spare is needed so....
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    Techspot - "Pioneering tech site HardOCP returns in limited capacity"

    "2 months at Intel" Anybody else think it went something like this.... Kyle: I've got all these great ideas. Intel management: no you're going to do things the way we tell you Kyle:
  3. MacLeod

    Son wants a new PC for video editing/light gaming for Christmas. Low budget.

    Yeah I was also gonna recommend a decent gaming laptop instead of a desktop for that price range. Lot of bang for the buck in them these days especially for light gaming.
  4. MacLeod

    Anyone with a Logitech wireless mouse? (battery life)

    As said above, I would guess a problem with the mouse going to sleep, something in Linux is keeping it awake. As for the light on the mouse, do you have access to a laptop, work or friend's computer? You could install GHub or LGS and put the light back on and save it to the mouse if for no...
  5. MacLeod

    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    That 5770 was a pretty awesome card in its own right (if I'm thinking of the right one that is). Was relatively cheap but still offered great performance and would give you solid frame rates with most of the graphic bells and whistles dialed up. Dollar for dollar it was one of the best in many...
  6. MacLeod

    Rumor: Nvidia allegedly halting RTX 3000 production this October to keep prices as high as possible until 1H22

    I mean I'd get it if they start rolling back production of the 3000 cards in anticipation of rolling out the Supers.... That makes sense to me and I don't think I'd have a problem with it. Hopefully that's what this is and not a case of Nvidia trying to artificially manipulate the market and...
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    Rumor: Nvidia allegedly halting RTX 3000 production this October to keep prices as high as possible until 1H22

    I'm gonna choose not to believe this. Maybe I'm naive but I have to keep some kind of faith in humanity left..... Cause I'm about on empty.
  8. MacLeod

    Will GFWL limit Fallout 3 modding?

    Man I'd forgotten all about GFWL.... Or "gawful" as it was affectionately known back then lol. Man it was absolute garbage. It drove me insane on Batman AC.... It would update almost every time you'd fire the game up and you couldn't play til it was done and it wasn't quick either.
  9. MacLeod

    I want to monitor my son android phone but I won't be able to access it physically, any other way?

    Tend to agree with this. I guess it depends on how old he is. Me personally, if he's under 18 and living in my home, he has no right to privacy. Take the phone, install the app and do regular inspections. If he uninstalls the app, he loses the phone.
  10. MacLeod

    Dedicated sound card or onboard sound

    It depends on your motherboard. Most of the higher end boards have pretty good on board audio. For several years I've been using a Klipsch Promedia 2.1 system and I plug my headphones into that. Plenty of power to push any set of cans I've used with it so far. No it's not "audiophile" and has...
  11. MacLeod

    So is all this madness still in full swing?

    I don't know....when the 3080 dropped it was scalpers with bots that wiped out stocks worldwide in a matter of seconds. They carry a lot of blame in this mess too. I actually think it was a perfect storm. Covid, scalpers, bots then another mining boom. All came together at just the right time...
  12. MacLeod

    So is all this madness still in full swing?

    I'm not an economics expert but I kinda think they are. The very post above yours is a guy that has bought 4 GPU's. Miners buying cards in bushels all across the globe and in some cases by the pallet just to mine is a big reason demand is so high. They may not be the only reason and I know...
  13. MacLeod

    Win 11 pro's? con's? opinions?

    I haven't been that impressed with the little bit that I've seen but I'm not jumping to any conclusions. I really didn't like Windows 10 when it first dropped and waited as long as I could before moving on from Windows 7 but once I did, I really liked it. Yeah it ain't perfect but it's pretty...
  14. MacLeod

    GPU prices — is the worst behind us ?

    I don't necessarily think they're behind us but I do think the worst is over. Prices from those bottom feeding, POS scalpers do seem to be dropping on sites like Ebay and these chipmakers have been investing in expanding and opening up more production facilities. Not an overnight fix by any...
  15. MacLeod

    What do you mostly play? Single or Multiplayer games?

    I've always been a single player kinda gamer but the last year or so I have been playing COD a lot. However now that the Mass Effect Legendary Edition is out I'll be back on the single player bandwagon a while.
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    The Great RTX 3080ti / 3070ti Scalper Event starts June 3rd

    I doubt it. I haven't seen a GPU in stock since October. This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. I've been a PC gamer since the Commodore 64 days and they've been saying PC gaming is dead almost as long and it's always been a crock. Now might actually be true. If you need to build a...
  17. MacLeod

    How much memory are you guys running?

    I had 16GB for a long time and didn't see a need to upgrade since my rig is 99% for gaming but a couple months ago I upgraded to 32GB just to scratch the upgrade itch and gotta admit the computer feels a little snappier. Granted the only place I definitely noticed a difference was when...
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    The Great RTX 3080ti / 3070ti Scalper Event starts June 3rd

    Anybody wanna do an over/under on how fast they sell out? 2 seconds? 4 seconds? I'm sure the B&M stores like Best Buy and Microcenter will try to curb the scalpers by limiting cards to 1 per customer and doing in store purchases only......I can't believe I typed all that out without laughing.
  19. MacLeod

    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    Yeah it's not a perfect game and I also spend more time in ME2 and 3 but it's still superb and I'm with you in that Mass Effect (I consider 1-3 to be 1 game) is my all time favorite game. I still replay ME1 annually and even tho it is flawed, the story, characters, universe and atmosphere more...
  20. MacLeod

    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    I'm only a few hours into the game but so far I'm really liking it. Yeah it doesn't look brand new but we knew that going in. It does look really good tho considering it's a game from 2007. I haven't ran into any bugs yet but again I'm just a couple hours in. Overall I'm really liking it and...
  21. MacLeod

    What is your backup GPU?

    My trusty, indestructible MSI 290X Lightning. I'm still at 1080p so that card could still get me along until I got a replacement for my 2070.
  22. MacLeod

    What's the truthful reason(s) for the GPU shortage?

    All I know is that this is gonna be the weirdest GPU generation ever. We'll look back on it in a couple years as the GPUs that no gamer actually owned.
  23. MacLeod

    Put an AM3+ build together for fun

    Lots of good memories on my old AM3 systems. That's when I was most into overclocking.
  24. MacLeod

    Why the price drop on BB?

    Might as well drop it all the way down to $1. It's not like anybody could actually buy one.
  25. MacLeod

    Memory Lane: List some of your old favorites

    Like others have done I'll have to sort mine by era. Atari 2600: Pitfall Yar's Revenge Jungle Hunt Cosmic Arc Commodore 64: One on One (Larry Bird v Dr J) Castle Wolfenstein F15 Strike Eagle Epyx Summer Games Raid on Bungling Bay Sega Genesis: Nothing really PS1: Doom/Final Doom...
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    The GPU Sadness Index: aka the Shadenfreude Pricing Index

    Agreed. I've had a couple people at work ask me about building a gaming PC for them so thru can start playing COD and some others. Sucks to tell them that they'll need around $1500 just for a video card that should cost $300.
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    The GPU Sadness Index: aka the Shadenfreude Pricing Index

    I don't think the retailers are selling above MSRP. There are some listings like on Newegg at gouge rates but those are 3rd party sellers. Everything listed as sold by Newegg is MSRP last time I looked but I could be wrong. I think "scalpers" are not that hard to define. Anybody that uses bots...
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    The GPU Sadness Index: aka the Shadenfreude Pricing Index

    There really isn't any choice but to buy it right now. We haven't been able to buy a new video card in almost 6 months now! It's gotten so bad that even the entry level cards are out of stock. If you need a video card right now you have no choice but to pay the ridiculous price they're asking...
  29. MacLeod

    Do I hate Epic LESS then Origin?!?

    I don't hate any particular launcher. They're all about the same and all work well enough. I do hate the fact that I have to use Steam, Origin, UPlay, Epic and BattleNet for the games I play. So my answer is I don't hate either, I just hate I have to use so many.
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    How to spot a horrible review from a top YT'r

    I like Jayz channel. I don't consider him a diehard tech journalist or a serious reviewer but like others have said, a showcaser and entertainer. His videos are entertaining, give me a good laugh and give me some useful benchmarks. If I want the in depth, hardcore reviews, I still use websites...
  31. MacLeod

    How many buttons do you use on your mouse in games?

    Just 4. Left and right click and my 2 thumb buttons, usually 1 for grenade and the other for melee lol.... When I use my G502 I do admit to using the "sniper button" occasionally. Don't really miss it when I'm using a mouse without it but when it's there it's nifty.
  32. MacLeod

    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    Started looking around 8:00. Never even got one in my cart, all sold out. Guess this Frank guy owes someone $10.
  33. MacLeod

    New Mass Effect Game

    I'm in. Consider my money already spent. Even if it's just a remaster with updated graphics I'll still buy on day 1. This game is simply a masterpiece and I play all 3 usually once a year. Probably be a day 1 buy for the new ME game as well. Even if it's just Andromeda 2 I'll be in for a copy...
  34. MacLeod

    Netflix raises prices on standard and premium plans

    True but I mainly watch YouTube on my Roku and TV in my living room so can't use Adblock. Plus I really like the channels I watch and don't mind watching an ad or two to help them make ends meet. I just don't want it to turn into what cable is where you've got 5 minutes of commercials for every...
  35. MacLeod

    Netflix raises prices on standard and premium plans

    Yeah I think you're right. I mainly watch YouTube these days but it's starting to get unbearable with all the ads. Most videos you have to watch a 15 second ad before it and most of them have at least one ad in the middle. Don't get me wrong, I get it.... YouTube is free and they gotta pay the...
  36. MacLeod

    So.....who's buying a 3070?

    I just don't understand that following the 3080 launch debacle, why Best Buy and Microcenter just wouldn't make their cards "in store" purchases only? Yeah I'm sure they'd still sell out but at least that way legit customers would be getting them. I was gonna head to my local BB just for the...
  37. MacLeod

    3070 on launch day

    I heard on one of the Youtube tech channels that you're only going to be able to buy Founder's Edition cards at Best Buy and Microcenter, not at Nvidia's website anymore. I haven't heard anything else about that though. Either way, I'm off tomorrow and I think I'm gonna run up to Best Buy and...
  38. MacLeod

    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    I was really impressed by this. 3090 performance for $500 less. 3080 performance for $50 less. No wonder Nvidia rushed their 3000 cards to market before having enough stock. Nobody would buy them after AMD launches theirs! I also am really impressed by Lisa Su. She has completely turned...
  39. MacLeod

    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    Razer Huntsman Mini. Not that impressed with it. I took it apart and slapped a lot of Dynamat on the inside to add more mass to it and added a set of Hyper X Pudding keycaps and I like it pretty well now. However I don't think I should've had to do all that for a $120 keyboard. DeathAdder V2...
  40. MacLeod

    Lack of 16:10 options is DEPRESSING

    I was kinda thinking the same thing. I don't do much productivity work so I honestly don't know but I have never once thought to myself "man I wish I had an extra inch of screen height". 16:9 just seems a better option as it's "all in one" in that it works just fine for productivity and is the...