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    Found a 3070, any reason to keep my 1080TI ?

    I tend to say keep it as a backup. I'm kind of a hoarder tho and never sell anything. I still have every GPU and CPU I've ever owned but I have used some of them more than a few times over the years when a spare is needed so....
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    Techspot - "Pioneering tech site HardOCP returns in limited capacity"

    "2 months at Intel" Anybody else think it went something like this.... Kyle: I've got all these great ideas. Intel management: no you're going to do things the way we tell you Kyle:
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    Son wants a new PC for video editing/light gaming for Christmas. Low budget.

    Yeah I was also gonna recommend a decent gaming laptop instead of a desktop for that price range. Lot of bang for the buck in them these days especially for light gaming.
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    Anyone with a Logitech wireless mouse? (battery life)

    As said above, I would guess a problem with the mouse going to sleep, something in Linux is keeping it awake. As for the light on the mouse, do you have access to a laptop, work or friend's computer? You could install GHub or LGS and put the light back on and save it to the mouse if for no...
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    That 5770 was a pretty awesome card in its own right (if I'm thinking of the right one that is). Was relatively cheap but still offered great performance and would give you solid frame rates with most of the graphic bells and whistles dialed up. Dollar for dollar it was one of the best in many...
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    Rumor: Nvidia allegedly halting RTX 3000 production this October to keep prices as high as possible until 1H22

    I mean I'd get it if they start rolling back production of the 3000 cards in anticipation of rolling out the Supers.... That makes sense to me and I don't think I'd have a problem with it. Hopefully that's what this is and not a case of Nvidia trying to artificially manipulate the market and...
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    Rumor: Nvidia allegedly halting RTX 3000 production this October to keep prices as high as possible until 1H22

    I'm gonna choose not to believe this. Maybe I'm naive but I have to keep some kind of faith in humanity left..... Cause I'm about on empty.
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    Will GFWL limit Fallout 3 modding?

    Man I'd forgotten all about GFWL.... Or "gawful" as it was affectionately known back then lol. Man it was absolute garbage. It drove me insane on Batman AC.... It would update almost every time you'd fire the game up and you couldn't play til it was done and it wasn't quick either.
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    I want to monitor my son android phone but I won't be able to access it physically, any other way?

    Tend to agree with this. I guess it depends on how old he is. Me personally, if he's under 18 and living in my home, he has no right to privacy. Take the phone, install the app and do regular inspections. If he uninstalls the app, he loses the phone.
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    Dedicated sound card or onboard sound

    It depends on your motherboard. Most of the higher end boards have pretty good on board audio. For several years I've been using a Klipsch Promedia 2.1 system and I plug my headphones into that. Plenty of power to push any set of cans I've used with it so far. No it's not "audiophile" and has...
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    So is all this madness still in full swing?

    I don't know....when the 3080 dropped it was scalpers with bots that wiped out stocks worldwide in a matter of seconds. They carry a lot of blame in this mess too. I actually think it was a perfect storm. Covid, scalpers, bots then another mining boom. All came together at just the right time...
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    So is all this madness still in full swing?

    I'm not an economics expert but I kinda think they are. The very post above yours is a guy that has bought 4 GPU's. Miners buying cards in bushels all across the globe and in some cases by the pallet just to mine is a big reason demand is so high. They may not be the only reason and I know...
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    Win 11 pro's? con's? opinions?

    I haven't been that impressed with the little bit that I've seen but I'm not jumping to any conclusions. I really didn't like Windows 10 when it first dropped and waited as long as I could before moving on from Windows 7 but once I did, I really liked it. Yeah it ain't perfect but it's pretty...
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    GPU prices — is the worst behind us ?

    I don't necessarily think they're behind us but I do think the worst is over. Prices from those bottom feeding, POS scalpers do seem to be dropping on sites like Ebay and these chipmakers have been investing in expanding and opening up more production facilities. Not an overnight fix by any...
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    What do you mostly play? Single or Multiplayer games?

    I've always been a single player kinda gamer but the last year or so I have been playing COD a lot. However now that the Mass Effect Legendary Edition is out I'll be back on the single player bandwagon a while.