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by Prestige Worldwide
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Food for thought: The number 8
Replies: 143
Views: 4530

Re: Food for thought: The number 8

I have noticed weird things about the number 8. Examples: The day Trump got elected Narendra Modi giving orders to do crazy things like blasting a satellite out of the sky and demonetizing currency German Chancellor Merkel allowing refugees to flood Germany All of these have two things in common: d...
by Prestige Worldwide
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Anyone recommend a 1440p monitor with minimum backlight bleed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

Re: Anyone recommend a 1440p monitor with minimum backlight bleed?

You can also check out the TFT Central awards list for Approved and Recommended monitors.

https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/awards.htm
by Prestige Worldwide
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Anyone recommend a 1440p monitor with minimum backlight bleed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

Re: Anyone recommend a 1440p monitor with minimum backlight bleed?

From what I have read, even premium IPS monitors are subject to the IPS lottery. Some will have next to no backlight bleed, others will have terrible BLB or even inconsistent colour temperature across different areas of the panel. I'm about to play this lottery for the first time with the LG 27850. ...
by Prestige Worldwide
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?
Replies: 18
Views: 3785

Re: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?

Gaming is the heaviest use case that I have for my PC, I don't need the I/O grunt of a more expensive drive. - I don't edit photos or videos - I don't compile code on this machine - I don't regularly copy large filesets For $104 Cad (79 US), it seems to be a great value, and the downside of the driv...
by Prestige Worldwide
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?
Replies: 18
Views: 3785

Re: Anyone here using an Intel 660p SSD?

Ordered the 660p 1TB today from Amazon, had $25 in random credits for trying their photo app, amazon assistant, and free audible trial, so it came out to a cool $104 CAD before tax. I'm sure it will be a nice step up from the Samsung 840 (non-evo) which has been serving as my system drive for the la...
by Prestige Worldwide
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1456
Views: 56348

Re: Something's different...

Hello Tech Report, what's happening? Ummm, I'm gonna need you to go ahead and come in tomorrow. So if you could be here around 9 that would be great, mmmk... oh oh! And I almost forgot ahh, I'm also gonna need you to revert back to the old site, that'd be great. Oh, and remember: next Friday... is H...
by Prestige Worldwide
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Storage prices going up again...
Replies: 15
Views: 1855

Re: Storage prices going up again...

Can confirm, squirrels ate through my cable line and the tech had to replace our entire cable run.

He told me squirrels are the #1 cause of residential internet outages in my area.
by Prestige Worldwide
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Bluetooth-To-Analog Adapter Frustration
Replies: 16
Views: 1844

Re: Bluetooth-To-Analog Adapter Frustration

I suppose that you can add another adapter to the chain to make a true frankenadapter. Your dual 3.5mm + a dual to single 3.5mm adapter to one of the "car themed" adapters. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Headphone-Splitter-Computer-Smartphone-Headset/dp/B01MQZ2023/ref=sr_1_9?...
by Prestige Worldwide
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Bluetooth-To-Analog Adapter Frustration
Replies: 16
Views: 1844

Re: Bluetooth-To-Analog Adapter Frustration

I suppose that you can add another adapter to the chain to make a true frankenadapter. Your dual 3.5mm + a dual to single 3.5mm adapter to one of the "car themed" adapters. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Headphone-Splitter-Computer-Smartphone-Headset/dp/B01MQZ2023/ref=sr_1_9?k...
by Prestige Worldwide
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 26
Views: 3271

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

My body is ready

CDPR and 4A games are the only exceptions to my do not preorder rule
by Prestige Worldwide
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Good alterative Android apps for dialer, SMS?
Replies: 10
Views: 1710

Re: Good alterative Android apps for dialer, SMS?

Amaze file explorer. Free, no ads, simple material design

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... r&hl=en_CA
by Prestige Worldwide
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Good alterative Android apps for dialer, SMS?
Replies: 10
Views: 1710

Re: Good alterative Android apps for dialer, SMS?

To get google dialer on a non-Pixel / Nexus, you can go to 3rd party apk sites to get it. https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-phone/ or google "download google phone apk" and choose your download source. I did that on my HTC one M8 years ago and didn't have any problems For sec...
by Prestige Worldwide
Tue May 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 21059

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

I don't understand the rise in popularity of video reviews. I don't have time or desire to watch a video, I just want to be able to see how a piece of hardware performs as quickly as possible. I just need to see point form what the test bench is, and a series of graphs of comparative performance acr...
by Prestige Worldwide
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Temporary gfx card suggestions
Replies: 15
Views: 2302

Re: Temporary gfx card suggestions

I would go with something no higher than a 980/1060/1660 or RX 580 with your 3570k. You will be massively bottlenecked with something higher like a 1080 / 2060. Source: Me, a guy who put a GTX 1080 in a system with an i7-3820 and a 1080p 120 Hz monitor. You could probably score a deal on a used 1060...
by Prestige Worldwide
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Disk Cloning software recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 3300

Re: Disk Cloning software recommendation

+1 for Macrium Reflect. Use the Free version, it is more than sufficient for your purpose.
by Prestige Worldwide
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Closest mouse to Razer Imperator
Replies: 1
Views: 1680

Re: Closest mouse to Razer Imperator

Seems there is less availability at a reasonable price on Amazon USA, but Amazon Canada has 5 in stock for CAD $75, which works out to is $56 'murican freedom dollars. https://www.amazon.ca/Razer-Imperator-Ergonomic-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B0054JGGFK You could order from there and use a re-ship service that...
by Prestige Worldwide
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: VR use is "building Steam"..
Replies: 4
Views: 2086

Re: VR use is "building Steam"..

Krogoth wrote:
HL3 CONFIRMED!


As Epic Game Store exclusive
by Prestige Worldwide
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Postpone New Buld? Graphics cards... sigh
Replies: 9
Views: 2447

Re: Postpone New Buld? Graphics cards... sigh

The 2060 is still overpriced if you look at GTX X60 card price history, but that is probably what I would go for if I was looking to upgrade from something lower. The 2080 and 2080ti are absurdly priced for what they are. I'll be keeping my 1080 longer than I thought I would because of the absurd RT...
by Prestige Worldwide
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New gaming build. It’s glorious!
Replies: 20
Views: 2938

Re: New gaming build. It’s glorious!

I hope you are rocking a nice 1440p 144+ Hz screen Yup. The Acer Predator XB271HU. I bought it way back in 2016 but I have no desire to upgrade to 4K. 2560x1440 is the perfect resolution for the 2080 Ti. Nice! I'm still on a 24" 120Hz TN from BENQ that I got in 2012, been wanting a 1440p IPS 1...
by Prestige Worldwide
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 1521
Views: 155124

Re: Winter weather

localhostrulez wrote:
-2°C. Yeah, that's not doing the battery any favors.

That's cute.

-Canadian
by Prestige Worldwide
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New gaming build. It’s glorious!
Replies: 20
Views: 2938

Re: New gaming build. It’s glorious!

Insane amount of SSD storage. 5TB, I'm jelly! I'm still using a Samsung 840 250GB as my boot drive, as well as an 840 Evo 250GB and a recently acquired MX500 1TB Sata SSDs mostly for games, with a couple of 2TB HDDs for the rest. I hope you are rocking a nice 1440p 144+ Hz screen alongside the 9900k...
by Prestige Worldwide
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti
Replies: 66
Views: 4728

Re: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti

"cheapest possible theme"

> buys $1000 GPU
by Prestige Worldwide
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Frametime and memory speed correlation?
Replies: 9
Views: 2359

Re: Frametime and memory speed correlation?

2) Why are you running DDR3-800? That's DDR2-esque speeds. You should be at 1600MHz (min) to 2133Mhz on DDR3. IIRC 1866 was the $/Performance sweet spot at the time of Haswell. If you're starving the CPU of half the memory bandwidth it was designed for, you're certainly not doing it any favors. I u...
by Prestige Worldwide
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1080 ti upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 2048

Re: 1080 ti upgrade

You will be massively bottlenecked by your 2600k with a 1080ti.

I had an i7 3820 (basically 2600k on X79 platform) and it couldn't keep up with the 1080, huge performance dips in games like BF1.

+1 to CPU upgrade before dropping money on a new GPU.
by Prestige Worldwide
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Bitchin'Fast! PC '99
Replies: 47
Views: 8778

Re: Bitchin'Fast! PC '99

That 3D mark score is cool and all, but how many bungholiomarks does it score?
by Prestige Worldwide
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 100
Views: 14865

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

Yeah, it's really annoying. I got a hot deal on a Pixel 2 and bought it with much haste, temporarily forgetting the lack of 3.5mm jack on the phone.

The dongle struggle is real.
by Prestige Worldwide
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Why do USB connectors (almost) never fit well?
Replies: 21
Views: 4771

Re: Why do USB connectors (almost) never fit well?

It does seem that, if the USB port is in a location where I can't see it clearly (e.g. back of a computer case), I may spend a minute flipping the male connector over and over several times trying to get it to insert correctly (no jokes, please). Of course, that could be attributable to my own pers...
by Prestige Worldwide
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 97
Views: 19802

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

Motorola XT720
LG Optimus 2X
Nexus 5 accidentally destroyed long before its time RIP
HTC One M8 rooted and flashed to GPE 6.0.1.
Pixel 2
by Prestige Worldwide
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 28829

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

As a new 8700k user, I'm hoping the ~0% change in gaming performance in linux is also the case in windows.

Otherwise, I'mma gonna be sad :(
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