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  1. Supercharged_Z06

    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    Sorry, can't take credit for that sucker - was tongue 'n cheek post from someone else off the net.
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    Peasants! You don't even have built-in speakers! Seriously though, I'm surprised that I haven't changed my keyboard/mouse hardware setup going on over 7 years now... I guess if it works, you simply just stick with it. I've been sporting a customized Max Keyboards Nighthawk X7 with cherry...
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    Gpu has exceeded temperature threshold

    Time to explore the wonderful world of GPU water cooling...
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    Elite: Dangerous

    I bypassed the monitors and went straight to VR with my sim chair setup. Only thing that’s changed is I sold my Vive and purchased a Valve Index last year: Great for ED!
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    Elite: Dangerous

    OK... I can now fully understand why the wife might get upset with the appearance of a new joystick box arrival... LOL!
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    Elite: Dangerous

    If you still have that sim racing setup, then all you may need for good ED controls isn't a HOTAS, but rather just to add a good joystick. You can re-purpose your pedals and use them for throttle control. All you'd need is to add a good stick to the mix. Ya, that old Saitek may not be the...
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    Elite: Dangerous

    Please tell me that you are at least using a HOTAS setup to play ED and not just playing with a keyboard and a mouse. ED is a game that really benefits from a HOTAS setup.
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    Steam Summer sale

    I miss Steam's old Summer/Winter sales, where big name titles were often on sale for 80-90% off. Steam sales have gotten very "meh" over the last few years... but on the bright side, I guess we save a lot more by not impulse buying a bunch of stuff.
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Uooophff, nice title... small kick in the nads for Cloud Imperium Scammers.
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    Rumor: 3080 31% faster than 2080 Ti

    You left out this little thing called COVID 19 that's still kicking about... then there's US unemployment that's sitting at over 13%, the continued market/job uncertainty, and if you go looking more towards global growth projections for this year, well, they are pretty much in the crapper...
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    Rumor: 3080 31% faster than 2080 Ti

    Super... Ti.... FE.... Sigh.... knowing Nvidia, they'll release the Titan as a halo gaming card all over again just confuse the hell out us. Start spewing titles again like Titan, Titan X, Titan Black, Titan V, Titan Z, etc.
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    Rumor: 3080 31% faster than 2080 Ti

    Will be interesting to see what the cost premium is going to be between the two new mainstream Ampere offerings, the 3080 and the 3090 (aka 3080Ti). I hope I am wrong, but I predict the 3080 will be $1200 (exceeding the 2080Ti by +30%), and the 3090 will be $1500 (exceeding the 2080Ti by...
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    How long do PSU's last?

    Bottom line, if you invested in a high quality PSU to begin with, you are probably good to go up until at least the 10 year point. If you are past the 6 year mark, you might want to consider swapping in a new fan just for piece of mind. So, if you are building a new rig from scratch, re-use...
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    Is VR even worth it?

    Here's another little AAA title coming with full VR support:
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    Water cooling is dead....except it is REALLY not!

    My main rig has gone through numerous hardware upgrades over the past 15+ years... everything has been replaced multiple times, but the one thing that has remained constant no matter what gets ripped out and upgraded is that a custom loop of some sort to cool both the CPU and GPU has always been...
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    Is VR even worth it?

    Hahahaha. Nice troll.
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Odds are very good that VR support will be added though. A large portion of ED's hardcore fanbase is made up of dedicated VR users. ED is often held up as an example of the premier VR space sim out there. I really can't see Frontier completely abandoning VR support, especially as the tech...
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    Is VR even worth it?

    Sure for a "regular" AAA game. But this is a title that is VR only, so I'd say those number are pretty remarkable given it's only been out for 11 weeks. You seem quite eager to downplay VR for someone that has no first hand experience with high quality VR. As I mentioned, there are easily...
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    Is VR even worth it?

    Half Life Alyx has sold just over 800,000 copies since its release on March 23rd, less than 3 months ago. (That data is from Steamspy as of May 13th). And if you include Valve Index owners that got the game for free, then there are just over 1 million copies. Abysmal library of games...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Looks like Star Citizen is coming along nicely! Wait a minute... Yep, Elite Dangerous is basically turning into what SC was supposed to be... inch by inch... in the form of an ever evolving, growing, and actually playable game. It appears that FPS elements and planetary atmo are now being...
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    Linus Torvalds Switches To AMD Ryzen Threadripper After 15 Years Of Intel Systems

    Big picture, no. But if you are a hardcore Linux user and want to jump from Intel to AMD, if can't hurt that he's adopted an AMD box as his main development/work machine.
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    This is oft used, but so fitting here...
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    Which printer to buy? Where to start research?

    No matter which brand/model you get, be prepared to tinker and learn, which can take some time. Again, if you just want results and don't want to mess around with learning & experimenting a bit, then 3D printing as a hobby probably isn't for you. I'd also recommend a kit over pre-built...
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    Finally completed a little 3D printing project I started

    So I've been wanting to print this Settlers of Catan set off of Thingiverse for awhile now - finally took the plunge. Put my Prusa MK3S/MMU2S through its paces in that it involved a ton of mutlicolor filament prints. The bulk of the STL files are straight off of Thingiverse using the link...
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    Favorite filaments?

    I use mostly Hatchbox and Inland. Have also messed with Prusament, eSUN, CC3D, Amazon Basic, SUNLU, 3D Solutech, MeltInk, Prima Select, Taulman 3D, and 3DMars. Prusament is my all time fav filament, but it is simply way too expensive and hard to get... only have 3 spools of it. Hatchbox...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Telling them to spend it on beer would be much kinder... Also a much better investment.
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    Elite: Dangerous

    Yes, and pretty much every Windows PC flight Sim out there. Look under the features tab on the product page, second column: Configurations by default: PC : Flight Simulator X (**) Microsoft®, the most popular flight simulator
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    Elite: Dangerous

    While Elite Dangerous can be played without a HOTAS (Hands On Throttle And Stick) or joystick, this is one game where having the proper controls makes a huge difference in game play and will save you a ton of frustration. It's also pretty much an essential "must have" if you are playing ED in...
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    Ekwb Nickel Plated 2080ti Block After 3 Months Of Use With EK Clear Cryofuel.

    Of course they do! It's helps them sell their coolant and why would they encourage potential customers to not buy their pre-mixed coolant products?! Was curious, so I checked out what they actually say on their site: "Never use distilled water alone as your main coolant! Pure distilled water...
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    Ekwb Nickel Plated 2080ti Block After 3 Months Of Use With EK Clear Cryofuel.

    I only use distilled water with a few of drops of topical iodine and a silver kill coil in my loop. (It's a large one using two rads that covers both the GPU & CPU, but has a very small reservoir.) I change this out maybe once every 2-3 years. Zero issues. Where I've always experienced...
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    WTB: Rift S or Comparable VR Headset

    Ya, I always considered the Rift S more a side grade then a real upgrade to the Rift. While setup is MUCH easier and visual quality has improved slightly, those are really the only "improvements". They really slid backwards in so many other design/feature areas that I just couldn't bring...
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    New Prusa Mini has arrived!

    Definitely! It's been rock solid - zero issues. I find myself using it more often than my MK3s for small jobs. It gets a big thumbs up from me.
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    WTB: Rift S or Comparable VR Headset

    I've got a Rift setup that I'd consider parting with since I have an Index. Rift with Touch controllers, an extra camera sensor (3 in total), USB 3.0/2.0 extension cables + a few extra VR covers (facial interfaces). All original boxes - I'm the original owner. 100% functional and in...
  34. Supercharged_Z06

    Half Life: Alyx

    All loaded up, unpacked, and ready to go with the latest 445.75 Nvidia graphics driver applied that was just released today. Just need work to wrap-up...
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    Fan Orientation and Ugliness.

    Meh! If it's already more than good enough for the application at hand and it works, "a lot better" becomes sort of relative. :) Anything at 2 mm/H2O or higher is crazy good - most average "quiet" case fans struggle to hit 1 mm/H2O. And I've got 14 of'em in a push/pull config (480 rad and...
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    Fan Orientation and Ugliness.

    LOL, you're reading the wrong specs! The 1.65 value for the GT 1850 isn't for mm/H20, it's the airflow shown as m3/min. The number/spec you want to look at is the "0.081" which is the static pressure value shown as inches H2O. Converted to mmH2O, that's 2.06. Granted, the specs for that...
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    Fan Orientation and Ugliness.

    There's something about the heft, feel and fit of a Nidec Servo GT that simply exudes confidence. The motorhub alone feels like it would be more at home in a main battle tank rather than in a PC. :D Just wish they came in a 140mm size as well...
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    No Man's Sky - a procedurally generated sand box space exploration game

    Beside what others have stated, it also fully supports playing in VR as well. (And not just as an afterthought, but well realized VR interfaces.)
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    Fan Orientation and Ugliness.

    Noctua's are definitely high quality fans. They tend to be a bit more pricey though when you look at models that have the higher performance chops needed for radiator application. Definitely would be my second choice over the Nidecs... but I'm still partial to GT 1850s when it comes to rad...
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