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  1. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    Bad luck. I had a Nexus 5, OG Pixel, and now a 3XL. Haven't had a single problem. Hell, I still use the Nexus 5 as a media player on my home theater system.
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    Monitor recommendation- Prosumer on a budget.

    Thanks for the info. This seems like an odd niche I've been asked to fill. For some reason, he wants to put a TV-sized panel on the wall behind his desk for photo editing. I just can't see it being a good experience.
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    Monitor recommendation- Prosumer on a budget.

    Need some help finding a monitor for my father. He wants a larger screen for photo editing. 32" or larger, with reasonably good color reproduction. He's a pretty good photographer with decent hardware (Sony A77 II). However, he doesn't want to spend more than around $500-$600. He IS an...
  4. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    Probably not. Last gen flagship > current gen mid-range.
  5. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    The camera benefit cannot be understated. The pixel camera is simply the best out there. And several reviews have shown that the CPu in the 3a, while slower lo load apps, doesn't show significant in-app performance issues.
  6. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    I take it back. Just sent him the Best Buy deal on the 3a ($400+ $100gc). Nope. Yesterday he bought a NEW iPhone 8 for $500.
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    Google Pixel 3

    My dad's still on a Galaxy S5, and REALLY needs an upgrade. The 3a will definitely be my recommendation based on the price and plastic casing.
  8. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    I did. Tbh, I haven't had any issues ram-wise
  9. Modred189

    Sony Censors the Butt Out of Devil May Cry 5 for Western Audiences

    Yea, this isn't particularly egregious to me. If Sony wants to have their own standards for particular geographic regions, that's up to Sony. So long as it isn't content-based (vs artistic differences) or story-line determining, it doesn't bother me.
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    Sony Censors the Butt Out of Devil May Cry 5 for Western Audiences

    Afaik, this is one of the first games to be censored at all in the US. Video games enjoy greater first amendment rights than TV and movies in some ways.
  11. Modred189

    Sony Censors the Butt Out of Devil May Cry 5 for Western Audiences

    How dare we objectify fictional, animated women!?
  12. Modred189

    GTX 16 Series Owners Club

    Got it. My Corsair 250D can only do dual slot coolers, but can take full length
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    GTX 16 Series Owners Club

    Which was my thought, but it's a triple thickness card. Many only have space for a two slot cooler.
  14. Modred189

    GeForce RTX 2060 VRAM Usage, Is 6GB's Enough for 1440p?

    THanks everyone for this thread. Very useful to me. One question: is there any indication that performance hits in ray tracing is ram limited or core-count limited. It doesn't seem clear to me. I'm a 1080p gamer, so the 2060 seems like a good update to my aging 970 FE
  15. Modred189

    2060 vs 1660ti what's the catch?

    Thanks for the clocks clarification. Makes more sense. That said, do we know that these LACK RT cores, or are they disabled?
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    2060 vs 1660ti what's the catch?

    1) I refuse to buy previous generation tech. A policy that has served me very well over time. 2) games do get more demanding over time as new visual tech is created. So future proofing from a horsepower perspective.
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    2060 vs 1660ti what's the catch?

    My 660ti in my HTPC is acting wonky and is on it's way out via obselescence anyway. Being a lame 1080p gamer, I WAS looKing at the RTX2060 (to replace a GTX 970 in my main rig, to be sent to the HTPC), but the [H] review and craptastic RTing performance gave me some pause. Then these leaks...
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    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing RTX 2060 Performance @ [H]

    What a conundrum. I'm a 1080p gamer currently with a GTX 970. My HTPC has a 660ti though, and needs an upgrade. The 970 will go to the HTPC. I'm stuck. I'm really against buying previous tech, so I really don't want to buy a 1070. But this review makes me think a 2060 might be a bit of a waste...
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    RTX 2060 Sizes (ATTN 1060 and 1070 mini owners) matter?

    Nevermind! Just realized the mini card is a three slot card. Therefore will NOT fit in the 250D.
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    RTX 2060 Sizes (ATTN 1060 and 1070 mini owners) matter?

    Upgrading from my GTX 970 to (likely) an RTX 2060. However, I am torn between the standard size cards and the mid size ones. For example: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1452930-REG/evga_06g_p4_2167_kr_geforce_rtx_2060_xc.html and...
  21. Modred189

    Overclocking a 7600K

    I have an Intel 7600k on an Asus Strix Z270i GAMING and THIS ram. The last time I overclocked was my old 2500k, which was pretty much set it and forget it, and a solid OC was attainable with essentially no effort. I have not kept up with the meaning of all the settings in the Z270 chipset bios...
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    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing RTX 2070 Performance @ [H]

    Nice breakdown. Few questions: 1- JayZ saw better performance even with RT on in multiplayer vs sp. Did you see that? 2- do you see RT on as an "essential" part of BF V? I.e., are nonRT Modes significantly worse looking that it's not worth buying of you don't turn it on? 3- did the cards run...
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    Scythe Ninja 5 CPU Air Cooler Review @ [H]

    I always wanted a Scythe Ninja, but it was either too expensive, or too big. Glad to see it make a comeback, though the same issues remain. The thing is, there seems to be a LOT of margin/profit at this price point.
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    Post your "rate my cables" here

    Had the 900 for two builds. It was an extraordinarily easy case to work in and had great cooling, but holy hell was cable management a bear. You've done well with what you have to work with.
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    I'm sorry it all went sideways, @[133587:FighterAce124] . Please come back.

    I'm sorry it all went sideways, @[133587:FighterAce124] . Please come back.
  26. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    The memory management seems to be very hit or miss. Mine doesn't do it like I've seen (I can have about 5 to six apps loaded and cached), though there are videos showing a max at 3. The wireless charging limitation is bs though. I'm not sure if it's a big issue, practically, but it's a crappy move.
  27. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    The Apple cameras have WAY too much smoothing, imho.
  28. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    Huh. Mine redownloaded all the apps instead of transferring. It's was still some within a half hour or so.
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    Battletech Kickstarter News.

    The best examples are the SHadowrun games. GREAT games, that enjoyed significant post-launch patches and content adds to flesh them out, filling in stuff that couldn't be added for launch. The expansions were full campaigns in their own right.
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    Battletech Kickstarter News.

    Agreed. I think$20 is Paradox pricing. This is $5-$10 dlc content.
  31. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    My bad. They had a toggle on my og Pixel. It's not on the 3s. Sorry about that!
  32. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    More info here: https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/19/pixel-3-first-verizon-lte-phone-sim-locked-decade-thatll-problem/
  33. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    You can put it back.
  34. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    I think they have a4-device exclusivity agreement. I got mine unlocked from Google.
  35. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    Did this on my old phone. See the forum suggestions/feedback area for my thread to Kyle last night, lol. It seems better, does wonky things less often for sure.
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    Google Pixel 3

    The old charger is providing fast charging, so, yay! I'm using the og Pixel adapter with the USB a to c adapter.
  37. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    Yes. I have this case: Ringke [Onyx] Compatible with Pixel 3 XL Case [Extreme Tough] Compatible Rugged Flexible Protection Durable Anti-Slip TPU Heavy Impact Shock Absorbent Case for Google Pixel 3 XL - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HFXZY6P/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_UOtYBbJANPN30 Charges...
  38. Modred189

    Google keyboard issues - android/chrome

    I thought it was just my old phone, but after upgrading, the issues persist. And hard to describe. Say I'm typing along and I insert a typo. Example: "I love to visir this site." On other sites, I can tap the misspelled word, and get suggestions. Like this: However, when I tap the correct...
  39. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    Oh, and the forward firing stereo speakers are amazing. Totally worth the chin and notch.
  40. Modred189

    Google Pixel 3

    Posting from my Pixel 3 XL. Initial thoughts: Haptic feedback is FAR better than the og Pixel. Night and day. The notch disappears after about a minute of using it. It's actually a little thicker than the og Pixel. The glass back is really nice to the touch, but it went in a case as soon as I...
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