The prices are not all that bad.
Trade in on a RTX 3080 10gb is $292
Ebay value is about $390., Ebay fees are 13% ($50) plus shipping ($15-ish).
$292 vs $325.
Pretty worth while to not deal with Ebay or Facebook people.
The real question is if there are additional fees/taxes on trade in to...
I'm under the impression this means the Paypal (recieving) account was made in Europe or has its payments set to Euros.
This raises a strong implications they are actually in Europe, unless they moved to Michigan from there.
This sounds like a unsafe transaction.
A friend's computer had their CPU stop working (i7-9700), so looking to upgrade him to a 12th gen i5 with a motherboard.
He does gaming and streaming, so a basic motherboard will work fine, DDR4 preferred to reuse his ram.
Will also be looking for a compatible heatsink as well.
I have a quest 2 with frakenquest mod and a Valve index with Full body tracking. I play VRchat mostly so the quest 2 sees more use as it's quicker/easier to just hop on with. I currently use the Quest 2 with virtual desktop for PCVR. Ideally I'd want to test out a Pico 4 to see if it's worth the...
Video cards became the "art" itself.
Back in the older "mascot" days, video cards were ugly, just moderately sized chunks of heatsink and fan. If it was fancy, the PCB was a different color, that was it. Now that video cards have styling like a car would, they showcase the card itself.
I use facebook marketplace a lot.
Scammers often list items over $500 because you cannot use facebook marketplace shipping for the transaction. If you are not buying something for $500 or less and shipping through marketplace itself, IT IS A SCAM. Anyone requesting a payment method outside of...
Looking to finally upgrade from my 1080ti. I don't care much about the brand, overclocking, or hashrate. Some preference to non-mined. 3080ti is probably the most ideal.
Heatware under Skarth
Payment via Paypal
Shipping to 49057
The main issue I see with this is, what games/apps will be supported by it? It doesn't have the benefit of the meta store front and apps out of the gate, and the high price tag will mean low adoption.
The hardware on it seems to be aimed at being a Quest Pro competitor, but the inside out...
I had played this a year or two ago, it seems like they were overly ambitious and had a lot of neat ideas they could not get to all work together well, and the game feels pretty clunky to try and play.
The majority of 6x series (sandy bridge) motherboards need a bios update in order to use ivy bridge to begin with, a number of them cannot support ivy bridge at all. Also, going from a i5 (2 core, 4 thread) to a i7 (4 core, 8 thread) your thermal system might not support cooling it.
Games in the 2006-2013 era tended to be much lower on GPU requirements due to being console ports. It's a bit of a cycle watching the performance requirements shoot up and lower down over time as new game consoles come out.
Only in the past 6 years or so have we seen things like 120hz+, 4k...
A used GTX 1080ti will cost as much as a new RTX 3050 and have twice the performance, assuming your PSU can handle it.
A GTX 960 or 970 can do VR, but a 960 is really as low as you can go and still be playable on lowest settings.
I had talked to Shadow2761 earlier today about that 1080ti and ended up not buying as I felt there were too many red flags to his post and messages.
Red Flag #1 - Underpriced.
Red Flag #2 - Wanted immediate payment via a non-refundable source, claims his Paypal was banned.
Red Flag #3 - Keeps...
Take this with a grain of sale. To my understanding, a hacker (Suspected to be a former employee) basically made titanfall 1 unplayable for streamers due to some weird exploit/hack that effects the servers, and supposedly was doing something similar to titanfall 2. There was a long video about...
To compete with the Oculus Quest, you need really good tracking technology, an eco-system for it to run within (play store or marketplace equivalent), a custom OS, manufacturing connections, advertising, and support from other companies to make software/games for it.
Microsoft already competed...
I've been using Starlink since early March in Southwest Michigan. Unfortunately, I live in a area with lots of very tall trees, and only one spot with decent line of sight to the sky. The outages actually got worse over time instead of better, due to the trees growing in their leaves, which...
If you live in an apartment, you may have issues with some of the bands being congested because neighbors have a bunch of wifi devices on the same band. In addition, there can be devices used by others that interfere with wifi (think, microwave ovens, or any other kind of power hungry appliance)
Any kind of warranty issue will likely be a nightmare to deal with. From reading it, they will deny your warranty for a variety of reasons. Can't take apart the card, repaste it, mine it, or change the fans, or the warranty will be denied. Their support number is a chinese number, so expect...
If selling on ebay, only ship to the Paypal verified address, no exceptions.
Theres also another scam going on where after an auction ends, you get a message from another user pretending to be the buyer who won the item asking you to ship it to a different address. Had this happen once, and I...
"Famous" cards as I remember them.
Geforce 4200ti - priced as a low tier product, mid range performance
Radeon 9800 Pro - Great performance for a long time
Geforce 6600gt - almost identical performance to the more expensive 6800 vanilla
Geforce 8800gt - king of value/midrange for several years...
I'm signed up for the full package today. I'll be going from Frontier 7mbps DSL to hopefully cable levels of speed.
I'm in an area where the main cable line runs down my road, but my house is inbetween the nodes so they won't service us.
I'm in Southwest Michigan.