Sitting out this round of cpu/mb upgrades, but could be after a better gpu if prices continue to improve.
Having double the M.2 slots is a nice feature though.
Any motherboards in white this cycle?
/5800X3D - ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero X570 - Sapphire Nitro+ 6600XT
Couldn't care less about Ray Tracing... I don't play a single game that even supports it.
Hopefully, I won't have to buy a new GPU until after the next product cycle late this year.
/6600XT works just fine for 1440p gaming
I've already got a ghost image of my boot drive, but will update it.
The CTD issue is weird and has been happening on/off for several years. Never while gaming or running any productivity app - only happens 1-2 times a month when playing a YT video... best guess is that my 6600XT runs out of...
My Win10 system for work/play (Ryzen 5900/32gb) is now pushing me with nags to install the Win11 update...
Gaming performance in W11 is about identical to W10? I suppose MS Office performance is same.
How is memory handling? I sometimes get CTD's when playing YouTube videos
Every two years or so, when I do upgrades, I'll say to myself 'time to build a W/C'... and then I look at build prices, gasp... just lazy out and put in a good AIO
/has Lian Li Galahad 360 - replaced the crap LL fans and went 6-fan push-pull and get silly low temps on my 5900X
/14 fans total :p...
I think wokeness ought to be this generation's Godwin Law... the first poster crying racism, sexism, ****ism, equity, etc (and anyone dredging up Gamergate) automatically loses the thread and must stand in a corner with a dunce cap on
Do it! We're thinking about doing the same, getting out of Houston and trying to find a nice quiet corner of the hill country that hasn't already been discovered and become unaffordable, so we might consider Arkansas, Missouri, Colorado or even Maine for our retirement. She wants to rescue...
When Firefox recently disabled FVD Speeddial (which is essential to me) I had to back up to a prior version of FF and then I disabled automatic updates in FF setup.
Now I'm getting an unacceptable level of 'nags' every time I open a webpage reminding me to Update - How can I turn these reminders...
Ack... unfortunately, I think you're going to be right on this one.
It might easily become a world where Gamer's Nexus and Hardware Unboxed become unprofitable.... while Linus grows and branches out with his own cooking lines of air fryers and a daytime talk show, and such :/
/starting to really...
HP p*ssed me off for the last time a few years ago with (the above pic) can't print, low on xxxx color nonsense. 90% of the time I could shake the cartridge and it would sound about half full. So, I bought one of the Epson Eco-tanks (midrange model) and have never regreted it. Printer ink in...
The report I saw stated that all of Twitch's stored user data was hacked/leaked - including primary email address, userid's & passwords :/
Had to spend most of yesterday changing passwords at 20+ places :(
/don't want to buy a pw manager... but it may come to that if this sh*t keeps happening...
My Sapphire 6600 XT Nitro+ plus arrived and I'm really happy with it - even at the price.
I was able to troubleshoot my wonky Gigabyte 5700 XT some more (and got it working - it was a bad HDMI cable!) and then decide which card to keep and which to just resell.
FurMark for the 5700 XT was 5623...
'Not worth it' is an individual value decision - 2021 GPU prices are a complete train wreck. 99% of the time I would probably agree with you, but since my 5700 XT choked I needed something ASAP... and today/now buying at MSRP for the Sapphire Nitro+ 6600 XT was 'acceptable'.
If I'd had my old...
In the last 30 days on eBay, the average NIB 6700 XT sold @ $700 (non-reference cards $50+ more)
Again, in 2021 original MSRP for 2020 (and older) products is a fantasy number with almost no bearing to reality
Costs more than a 2080? lol... tone down the trolling, you're trying too hard ;)
NewEgg doesn't show a single 2080 in stock for less than $1000. Amazon is slightly worse, even. None in-stock at MC. Burned out used mining cards on eBay aren't much cheaper. Thusly, a $1000+ card is not an...
Those look pretty close to the AIB MSRP prices for the better cards. All of the $389 one sold first. My Nitro from the NewEgg shuffle was $449.
Sure there will be price creep up as the original stock sells out, though
I picked out three 6600 cards from the shuffle and actually won one of them - the Sapphire Nitro+ one (the one I actually really preferred).
At 1440k it seems to have about identical performance to my late departed 5700 XT and the MSRP price was a lot cheaper than what I'd have paid on eBay to...
The only thing I care about now is, will it be obtainable at MSRP and fast will it get scalped out of existance???
My 5700 XT may have died this week and I'm limping on my emergency backup gpu - a GTX 1030
I recently had a corrupted Win10 update and got ticked off enough to wipe/reinstall windows. White tiles are just games that haven't been relaunched since on the Steam games drive.
Utilities on left, then the columns of the wife's games, then my 'usual' games, then other games on the right...
I think it has to be 7 Days to Die with Steam logging over 1200 hours, with Stellaris closely behind at 850+ hours.
Banished is relatively close at 500+, along with Space Engineers. If I added all Out of the Park Baseball versions 17-22 that would be about 500+ total also.
Now the wife has...
5900X / Gigabtye RX 5700 XT / X570 ASRock Velocita / 32gb G.Skill Ripjaws -3600 CL14 (No overclocking)
Score seems low to me, but I had about six programs loaded in background + bunch of TSRs. Also my old AIO is on near life-support and is about to be replaced this weekend