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  1. kirbyrj

    Far Cry 6

    That's good for those who haven't played it yet. It's fun I liked it.
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    [UBISOFT CONNECT] Assassin's Creed Syndicate (Free until Dec 6 2023 1PM UTC)

    The fighting style in it was an AC attempt at Batman Arkham games. It worked though. The gameplay is decent and it's not too long of a game.
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    WD Easystore 18TB $200

    I think the Seagate Exos X18 is $179 this weekend. I have a couple in my Synology and it works fine.
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    for only gaming do i need x670e? or b650e? No bad Assrock

    Gigabyte already released a bios with support for them even though they aren't out. That's a plain jane B650 Aorus Elite AX (Rev. 1.0) sub $200 B650 board.
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    Deck OLED

    I just checked and my LE is coming tomorrow even though it said "2-4 weeks" at the time of purchase, and even though it was an hour after the orders opened. Looks like they were more successful with this launch compared to the first.
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    PC Suggestions

    If you want the dual NIC version, you have to step up to the EQ12. I got one the other day for ~$170. They have fluctuating coupons and multiple sellers.
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    Deck OLED

    Mine just said it was preparing for shipment. It didn't say it was shipped yet. Edit: I went onto Steam, and saw that I have a UPS label created. Maybe I'll have it this week!
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    PC Suggestions

    If you want something with low power draw, a N100 mini PC pulls less than 15W. I just bought a dual NIC one to use for a router at my house.
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    $10 AutoZone Credit for Old UPS Batteries

    If you buy a replacement APC battery, they will let you recycle the old one for free and send you a shipping label. It's not $10, but it's getting the old battery out of your house for free.
  10. kirbyrj

    Deck OLED

    I bought the LE version. It started with 2-4 weeks.
  11. kirbyrj

    Deck OLED

    I got it through to checkout, but it said delivery would be delayed due to high order volume. If its anything like the last time, I didn't get my OG Steam Deck 512 until 4 months after release :(.
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    Deck OLED

    By the time I got to the payment screen it was out of stock (limited edition 1 TB)
  13. kirbyrj

    Deck OLED

    F*** steam. Every time they release something I get it in my cart and their system stops working and then I inevitably don't get it.
  14. kirbyrj

    [Prime Gaming] [Epic Game Store] RAGE 2: Deluxe Edition FREE with Prime till 12-02-23

    I just checked again and tried his link. Still nothing. Also tried on my phone. Nothing there either. Must be unlocking at different times for different accounts?
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    [Prime Gaming] [Epic Game Store] RAGE 2: Deluxe Edition FREE with Prime till 12-02-23

    I don't see it on my Amazon account yet...still showing Doom 3. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.
  16. kirbyrj

    Portable Screens - any that charge the Deck while playing?

    My experience using the deck with portable monitor and the official dock has been terrible. Half the time you have to disconnect the power to get it to recognize that an HDMI output is connected. What a joke. Glad to see it works for you without the dock.
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    Humble Bundle: 100 years of Warner Bros Bundle ($15- Amazing Deal)

    I don't generally prefer downloads, but I haven't seen PC games in physical form other than nonsense video poker DVDs and maybe the Sims expansions at Walmart in years. There's a whole joke about how you bought a box just to get a steam code when you try to buy physical media.
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    Humble Bundle: 100 years of Warner Bros Bundle ($15- Amazing Deal)

    When exactly was the last time you bought a AAA PC game that wasn't a download? Even "physical copies" nowadays are just boxed Steam codes. Not to mention even if you had multiple DVD/BD to install the game, you'd have a Day 1 25GB patch to download and install.
  19. kirbyrj

    Are there Any Good Laptops These Days?

    I think some company is making replacement motherboards for old Thinkpad form factors. I had an X220 and it was great. I also liked the older 4:3 screens in the X61 chassis.
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    new PC time after 10 years, need help confirming parts

    That looks like a winner there.
  21. kirbyrj

    What's your cell plan, just seeing what's out there.

    I'm always looking for a deal, and I ended up with Visible+. $35 month for unlimited data and hotspot on Verizon with UW 5G support. First 50GB on non-UW 5G is priority data at the same level as post-paid Verizon. There are a lot of hotspot caveats, but you can work around them. My wife is...
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    What is the proper way to "re-paste" a laptop CPU?

    Or could be that you just lost the silicon lottery with that particular CPU. I'd pull it off again and look at your paste distribution. If it looks like it was pasted well, then your CPU is just a hot one. If there is room for paste improvement, then re-paste it.
  23. kirbyrj

    Pixel 8 / Pixel 8 Pro

    I still feel like no matter what they say, it would disappoint me if I actually bought one. I think I'm going to hold out for the 9.
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    Pixel 8 / Pixel 8 Pro

    I had a pixel 7 and a s23 side by side and the s23 was much smoother and had less lag than the pixel phone. Especially when scrolling between different screens in the UI.
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    Super slow post

    Mine slow boots every time I change settings in the bios, but other than that, it boots somewhat normally. I thought this was a "feature" of AM5.
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    Pixel 8 / Pixel 8 Pro

    When I had the Pixel 7 and the s23 side by side, the P7 was clearly less smooth than the s23. I had a 6a and it was fine. It didn't stand out over my P5 though. The P7 was very disappointing. At least disappointing enough to skip the P8 for now.
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    Pixel 8 / Pixel 8 Pro

    So basically, the S23 I've had for the last 6 months is already better than the Pixel this year. I agree with Mad Maxx about the Pixel experience. But when the Pixel Experience is bogged down by terrible hardware, especially poor battery life and poor thermals, I've come to the conclusion that...
  28. kirbyrj

    How to quiet down a portable AC unit in the PC room? should have listened to toast0 . The only way you're going to be able to really reduce noise to low levels is to move the compressor and fans out of the room you are trying to keep quiet. You don't wrap the unit in sound dampening material. Which is why he suggested a split...
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    [GOG] Trüberbrook FREE till 10-02-23

    I must have missed it. Shows $29.99 now.
  30. kirbyrj

    Pixel 8 / Pixel 8 Pro

    Have you used one from the S23 family? Night and day difference. I was always in the camp of, "it works good enough" until I used the S23 and saw how an in display reader should work.
  31. kirbyrj

    ROG Ally

    Everything I've seen says the non extreme version of the Z1 is garbage in terms of actual gaming performance compared to both Steam Deck and regular Z1 Extreme.
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    Pixel 8 / Pixel 8 Pro

    I wish there was an easier way to "pixelify" my S23. The S23 is the android phone I always wanted hardware wise...just without the true Pixel/stock experience.
  33. kirbyrj

    FS: Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-3W) - $225 shipped

    Looking to sell my Acer Chromebook Spin 713 as I just got a Zephyrus G14 to play with instead. Specs: Intel 11th Gen i5 8GB RAM 256GB m.2 Model No. - N20Q12 Comes with notebook and charger. Updates through June 2031...
  34. kirbyrj

    Anyone seriously considering the 4070 TI

    I bought a vanilla 4070. It is a little underpowered at 1440p, but I got it right around $500 which is a nice upgrade over something like a 2060.
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    Too good to be true? 7900xt 639 on aliexpress

    Well, at least you have recourse when dealing with "western mega corp."
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    AMD To Unveil Next Major Products At Gamescom 2023, Radeon RX 7800 XT & 7700 XT Expected

    I guess they are taking after Nvidia calling the "4060Ti" a 4070 and the "4070" a 4070Ti.