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    B-Stock EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING $1099

    Wow, that's slightly lower than when I got mine a few months ago, open box from Microcenter, even. I suppose I should have just waited, but at least it's only a few dollars difference...
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    Every man needs a four pack - flashlights 10 bucks shipped

    I just use rechargeable AAA batteries in those Duracell headlamp units. I guess in a way they're kind of tactical, since they're small enough to be handled portably, and you can wear them on your head. That means that if you get into a fight with a bear or another large mammal out in the...
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    Every man needs a four pack - flashlights 10 bucks shipped

    If we're going to talk about a flashlight that I think everyone on this forum should have... I highly suggest picking up one of these: https://www.costco.com/duracell-575-lumens-cob-headlamp-3-pack.product.100894411.html These headlamps are an absolute life saver for working on computers...
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    Refurb SB X3 DAC at Creative for 80 bucks free shipping

    So I think the amplifier on this is plenty capable. It drives my headphones with no issues. Sound is probably on the warm side, since, compared to my Mayfield O2 DAC/AMP there is much less sibilance. Mic slot worked with no issue. However I still can't get rid of my sound card, mainly because I...
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    Some advice on a standing desk monitor for exercise

    Yeah well that's kind of how I expected this topic to go. Oh well lol. Guess I'll just pick one of those options.
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    Some advice on a standing desk monitor for exercise

    I have this standing desk, for using with my treadmill (~11-13 miles/day). I used to use a 50-55 inch TV. I had a lot of trouble seeing things (text) on it and realized I might as well use the elevated monitor area on this. At first I used an old Qnix; it rocked too much due to slight...
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    Leaving Asus for MSI after 22 years.

    I have had an issue with ASUS boards for sure in the past, one of my first boards was ASUS actually, on an old i5 750 build. So many issues with that thing. Sure it was a low budget board, but I've used plenty of budget boards by other companies with no issues to speak of. Do I necessarily avoid...
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    Leaving Asus for MSI after 22 years.

    I don't understand the idea of just being loyal to a brand at all. You shouldn't ever be looking at the brand, but only each product (or service). I know to some extent the reputation of the brand factors into that decision, but if you've empirically (and repeatedly) observed such issues... why...
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    Costco: Razer KB/Mouse/MousePad/Grips bundle, $99

    I actually didn't realize the mouse was that expensive, I think I was looking at the wrong model online. Don't forget that it also comes with the mouse grip tape stuff. Whether you use it or not, the griptape is about 10 bucks normally... so the keyboard is technically even cheaper than that...
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    Are games starting to out-pace GPU development?

    Oh fwiw I have actually done some assembly coding myself, as part of my (long in the past) coursework for CompE. It wasn't too bad, and I've actually seen how it works on a register level (flip flops and all that goodness) in a simple computer implementation in some VHDL simulation, but I can't...
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    Are games starting to out-pace GPU development?

    https://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/comments/b2ugmi/how_was_game_with_such_complexity_as/eix1rqa/ 99% of it is in Assembly... as I understand it he also had custom libraries that he made from when he ported Amiga/ST games. I don't think boiling that level of expertise down to 'he just used the...
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    Are games starting to out-pace GPU development?

    On the other hand, Sawyer wrote almost the entirety of Rollercoaster Tycoon in assembly within 2 years... but generally speaking it's unfeasible to require that level of talent if you want to keep the gaming industry going at full throttle. At the end of the day companies also tend to want code...
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    Costco: Razer KB/Mouse/MousePad/Grips bundle, $99

    https://www.costco.com/razer-heroic-gaming-bundle-keyboard-+-mouse-+-pad-+-grips.product.100785329.html Randomly saw this while walking around in my Costco. I think this deal keeps cropping up every now and then. Normally the keyboard alone runs at $99+ USD (on sale at Amazon right now for $99...
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    Refurb SB X3 DAC at Creative for 80 bucks free shipping

    Thanks for this, I think I'm gonna grab one to try out. I'll be pairing it with Beyerdynamic T1's, my Mayflower O2's power jack broke down and I just have not had enough time to solder another one on. One day.
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    Please share your afterburner voltage frequency curve

    I'm not sure if that's the case... I have 3440x1440@100Hz (main), 1440p@144Hz, 1440p@60Hz, and 1080p@60 (projector), which basically fills up all of my slots, yet my idle (which is technically not even idle really) wattage is as you see in that screenshot. Although I guess maybe it's the 2x4k@60...
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