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  1. MacLeod

    EVGA no longer making GPUs!

    Steve from GN thinks he's the most important person on YouTube. Everybody was lauding him with praise years ago for doing really legit reviews and it went straight to his head so now his videos are all him talking down his nose to people. Naturally he'd make it out like he's the one with the...
  2. MacLeod

    Upgrading from 3700X - 5700X or 5800X?

    How much video editing and how much gaming? If it's just touching up some YouTube videos but gaming a lot on competitive FPS or graphically demanding games that can benefit from higher framerates a 5700X will be a nice 20% upgrade over his 3700X and the 5800 wouldn't really be worth it IMO. If...
  3. MacLeod

    Best all-around gaming/music headphones for $150?

    I'm using mainly the Audiotechnica G1's. With a little EQ tweaking they sound awesome for gaming. The Beyerdynamics DT770's are my favorite for music tho but the G1's are still very very good and could be my "all-in-one" set if I had to choose one. Plus the 770's are 80 ohm and my Zen Dac powers...
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    Best all-around gaming/music headphones for $150?

    I have the Audiotechnica G1 and really like them. Very comfortable, very good mic and excellent sound quality however I do think they have too much bass for explosion heavy games like COD. I tinkered with the EQ in windows and cut the bass some and they're about perfect now. They're 45 ohm so...
  5. MacLeod

    Celebrate: I beat a game at the arcade! SF4.

    The game I played the most was Track & Field. I don't think you could beat it, you just got to the high jump and it kept getting higher until you got knocked out. Still took a while and you could play a long time on just 1 quarter. And then you got to put your name in the high score list but...
  6. MacLeod

    Audio newb needs some suggestions. Headphone Amp?

    In general I don't trust "a" Youtuber but I do trust when every review I watch raves about a product. Especially when they're from trusted reviewers like Z or Bad Seed who are on record many many many times calling out bad products. And when I own said product and it works as well as the...
  7. MacLeod

    Nova Launcher Acquired by Branch

    I stopped using Nova a couple years ago after using it for several years. I always use Note phones and this new version of One UI is really pretty good. It's just as fast and smooth as Nova and almost as custimizable with more themes. So when I bought this Note 20 2 years ago I tried Nova again...
  8. MacLeod

    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    They're nothing magic but I do prefer the lighter weight models. The 502 is like 120 grams IIRC and the Basilisk is right at 100 and I can tell a difference. I kinda do prefer something around 60-70 like my beloved Glorious Model D because while I play at low DPI (650) I swing my wrist around...
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    Audio newb needs some suggestions. Headphone Amp?

    Im using the iFi Zen Dac with my 80 ohm 770's and really liking it. It has the power to push them pretty well but I wouldn't want it for anything over 80 ohms. I have some 60 ohm AudioTechinca cans and they push those extremely well! No mic input though so that could be an issue. They run...
  10. MacLeod

    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    I picked up a Razer Basilisk V3 the other day cause they're on sale at Best Buy for $35 and I'm really liking it. It's shape is a dead ringer for the Logitech G502 but it's quite a bit lighter and the scroll wheel doesn't rattle when you set it back down. This thing is a lot more solid than...
  11. MacLeod

    5800x $275 at newegg.

    Now that's a steal! Well maybe not a steal, they should've been $199 from launch but that is all the gaming CPU you'll need unless you're on a 3090Ti @ 4K.
  12. MacLeod

    Soapbox - is it any good?

    The political memes thread makes it worth it. Other than that, I'll pop in on a thread here and there but usually I'm just there for the memes.
  13. MacLeod

    Gaming in your 40s

    I'm a 50 year old gamer (well will be in 3 weeks) and don't ever plan on stopping. Went from an Atari 2600 to a Commodore 64 to a Sega Genesis, PS1, Xbox and now (and forever more) PC. It's my favorite type of therapy. The rest of the world disappears and you can forget about all the crap in...
  14. MacLeod

    Poll: Do you play with an inverted mouse?

    I started playing video games on a Commodore 64 and I played a lot of flight sun games. F15, Gunship and Spitfire Ace to name a few and it was always push forward to look down, pull back to look up. It just made sense to me. If was was controlling someone's head, if push it forward to make him...
  15. MacLeod

    Do people actually upgrade just the CPU and keep using existing motherboard?

    I do all the time. In my personal rig I've gone thru 8 CPU's since I got into PC building/gaming in 2009. I've had 3 motherboards in that time. And since AMD is extending support for the 5000 chips to X370 series motherboards like my current X370 Strix, I'll probably move up to a 5600X soon and...
  16. MacLeod

    When do you uninstall games from your drive?

    I finally uninstalled a bunch about a year ago to make more HDD space. I'm always afraid to uninstall because you never know when the desire to okay STALKER or Half Life 1 might hit me.
  17. MacLeod

    FPS Gaming Headphones (without a mic)

    Beyerdynamics DT770 80 ohm is my personal favorite of the 5 sets of cans I have. They have really good bass but it's not overwhelming and doesn't rattle your head like my Audiotechnica G1's. Super comfortable too. For DAC I'm using the iFi ZenDac V2. It powers them fine but I would need a...
  18. MacLeod

    Games you liked that (almost) everyone hated

    Dead Space 3. Everybody hates on that game because it's not as horror or survival as the first game but I don't care. I liked the better motion and control and I enjoyed crafting all the different types of weapons that you could create. I loved Max Payne 3 as well. It was definitely a...
  19. MacLeod

    Newegg RMA Technicians Are Breaking My Returns

    I went back and dug up the email, they said "broken sata connector with bent pins which was beyond repair. The damage possibly occurred from improper installation." This was back in 2014 but when I got it back I didn't see the SATA connector broke and definitely didn't see any bent pins. I...
  20. MacLeod

    Newegg RMA Technicians Are Breaking My Returns

    Personally I love this. Newegg burned me on a DOA hard drive 7 or 8 years ago and I've not bought from them since.... Except for my 3070 which I had to give in and use the Newegg Shuffle. I ordered a Seagate hard drive for a friend's build, retail version but they sent me just the HDD, out of...
  21. MacLeod

    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    I finally gave in a bought a Glorious Model D and have to admit I absolutely love this thing. I never really wanted once because I thought they looked stupid with all the holes but was wanting a new mouse to try and after watching some reviews I finally gave in. This thing is maybe equal to...
  22. 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....
  23. MacLeod

    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:
  24. 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.
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. MacLeod

    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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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.
  37. MacLeod

    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...
  38. 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...
  39. MacLeod

    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.
  40. 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...