Recent content by Slade

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    Elden Ring (From Software RPG)

    I've completed the game already and have been popping into games to help people with bosses for fun (great way to farm rune arcs). Is there a [H] gaming group? Everytime a shardbearer is killed, people in the group get a rune drop boost for a short time. I've been rocking a samurai build since...
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    Gaming in your 40s

    I turned 41 in Feb. My son turned 3 a week ago. Still gaming strong. I just put in 100hrs in Elden Ring and play Destiny 2 with friends (also parents, career people) on a regular basis. My childhood friends still play too even with kids. I wouldn't feel guilty about it. My son gets a ton of...
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    3090 mining worth is at the moment?

    A single card roi will change a lot per month, we're back to a year with a 3090, even at it's best last year it was 10 months for roi, so it's not a huge difference. I resold a few cards since 3k launch. A pair of 3080ti is keeping my upstairs nice and toasty (500w worth of heating and making...
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    GPU MSRP is Not Meaningless @

    I can assure I got my DGXA100 last aug at nvidia msrp. I put in my order for it just shortly after announcement and it took until Aug to be fufilled after tendering and contracting, bidding, security forms etc. I have a strict budget to work with for my work, so numbers are finalized well before...
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    Screwed by EVGA

    They took care of their longtime users first within the queues. I've been with them since 200 series, got 3 cards since 3090 launch from EVGA queue.
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    Anyone running their 3080/3090 with a vertical GPU mount?

    I'm running a link-up pcie 4 wire for my lian li vertical kit in an 011d. I ordered a 20cm one and it turned out to be overkill, the extra slack is the full width of a 3090 FTW3. I thought I was ordering smaller than the lian li vertical kit wire, but turns out I measured from the wrong spot on...
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    Nvidia record quarterly revenue ($7.1B) in Q3 2021 calendar year

    They are making a ton more cash in the enterprise and professional front.
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    I pulled the trigger on a 3070ti step up to 3090. EVGA is still good on their pricing compared to newegg or anyone else.
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    Pre-Built PC's cheaper per-part than individual parts?

    Not losing your mind, been seeing this trend since beginning of the year.
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    5900x microstuttering, stuttering, slowing down windows

    I had a weird fps issue with my system after a new build. It was fine on initial install, then I did updates to components such as chipset and drivers. Performance in benches was down and in game saw crazy frame rate instability. In the end, had too do a full windows reinstall as there was no...
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    Intel 7700k to AMD 5900x

    I've did the jump last year. It made an improvement to frame stability in all games, especially in multiplayer ones online.
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    Did I get Sold a Broken 2080 Ti?

    Take benchmarks with a grain of salt. Unless it's significantly underperforming, those numbers are in line with the 2x 2080ti I've had, and I had an asus and an evga 2080ti and they performed within 5% of each other. Do not expect to hit peak numbers run on a bench of some website, their systems...
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    LHR for current gen cards are a horrible idea

    Still rocking a launch model 3090 and been mining 24/7 on it since last year. Since GPU scheduling was implemented, gaming on it and mining has been pretty good, sure mining performance tanks, but its not like you lose all mining while gaming.
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    Activision's new anti-cheat system for COD includes kernel level driver. driver already leaked.

    Guess I am uninstalling COD from my system. I don't condone any sw getting kernel level access like this.