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    Celebrate: I beat a game at the arcade! SF4.

    The game I played the most was Track & Field. I don't think you could beat it, you just got to the high jump and it kept getting higher until you got knocked out. Still took a while and you could play a long time on just 1 quarter. And then you got to put your name in the high score list but...
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    Audio newb needs some suggestions. Headphone Amp?

    In general I don't trust "a" Youtuber but I do trust when every review I watch raves about a product. Especially when they're from trusted reviewers like Z or Bad Seed who are on record many many many times calling out bad products. And when I own said product and it works as well as the...
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    Nova Launcher Acquired by Branch

    I stopped using Nova a couple years ago after using it for several years. I always use Note phones and this new version of One UI is really pretty good. It's just as fast and smooth as Nova and almost as custimizable with more themes. So when I bought this Note 20 2 years ago I tried Nova again...
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    They're nothing magic but I do prefer the lighter weight models. The 502 is like 120 grams IIRC and the Basilisk is right at 100 and I can tell a difference. I kinda do prefer something around 60-70 like my beloved Glorious Model D because while I play at low DPI (650) I swing my wrist around...
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    Audio newb needs some suggestions. Headphone Amp?

    Im using the iFi Zen Dac with my 80 ohm 770's and really liking it. It has the power to push them pretty well but I wouldn't want it for anything over 80 ohms. I have some 60 ohm AudioTechinca cans and they push those extremely well! No mic input though so that could be an issue. They run...
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    I picked up a Razer Basilisk V3 the other day cause they're on sale at Best Buy for $35 and I'm really liking it. It's shape is a dead ringer for the Logitech G502 but it's quite a bit lighter and the scroll wheel doesn't rattle when you set it back down. This thing is a lot more solid than...
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    5800x $275 at newegg.

    Now that's a steal! Well maybe not a steal, they should've been $199 from launch but that is all the gaming CPU you'll need unless you're on a 3090Ti @ 4K.
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    Soapbox - is it any good?

    The political memes thread makes it worth it. Other than that, I'll pop in on a thread here and there but usually I'm just there for the memes.
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    Gaming in your 40s

    I'm a 50 year old gamer (well will be in 3 weeks) and don't ever plan on stopping. Went from an Atari 2600 to a Commodore 64 to a Sega Genesis, PS1, Xbox and now (and forever more) PC. It's my favorite type of therapy. The rest of the world disappears and you can forget about all the crap in...
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    Poll: Do you play with an inverted mouse?

    I started playing video games on a Commodore 64 and I played a lot of flight sun games. F15, Gunship and Spitfire Ace to name a few and it was always push forward to look down, pull back to look up. It just made sense to me. If was was controlling someone's head, if push it forward to make him...
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    Do people actually upgrade just the CPU and keep using existing motherboard?

    I do all the time. In my personal rig I've gone thru 8 CPU's since I got into PC building/gaming in 2009. I've had 3 motherboards in that time. And since AMD is extending support for the 5000 chips to X370 series motherboards like my current X370 Strix, I'll probably move up to a 5600X soon and...
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    When do you uninstall games from your drive?

    I finally uninstalled a bunch about a year ago to make more HDD space. I'm always afraid to uninstall because you never know when the desire to okay STALKER or Half Life 1 might hit me.
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    FPS Gaming Headphones (without a mic)

    Beyerdynamics DT770 80 ohm is my personal favorite of the 5 sets of cans I have. They have really good bass but it's not overwhelming and doesn't rattle your head like my Audiotechnica G1's. Super comfortable too. For DAC I'm using the iFi ZenDac V2. It powers them fine but I would need a...
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    Games you liked that (almost) everyone hated

    Dead Space 3. Everybody hates on that game because it's not as horror or survival as the first game but I don't care. I liked the better motion and control and I enjoyed crafting all the different types of weapons that you could create. I loved Max Payne 3 as well. It was definitely a...
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    Newegg RMA Technicians Are Breaking My Returns

    I went back and dug up the email, they said "broken sata connector with bent pins which was beyond repair. The damage possibly occurred from improper installation." This was back in 2014 but when I got it back I didn't see the SATA connector broke and definitely didn't see any bent pins. I...