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by Pville_Piper
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Which piece of hardware do you research the most? Why?
Replies: 34
Views: 645

Re: Which piece of hardware do you research the most? Why?

Whatever I'm going to buy next... I try to keep abreast of most components and because I tend to replace video cards every 2 or so years I spend more time on them. I pay a lot of attention to monitors, as well. Hard drives and memory get the least although with my drive failing recently that will ch...
by Pville_Piper
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hard Drive going south...
Replies: 22
Views: 1122

Re: Hard Drive going south...

I have a Crucial 500 gig SSD that I was using as my games drive. I will likely strip it and use it as my C: With 750 Seagate as a backup drive. I would love to get a terabyte and Newegg has a WD Blue on sale with promo code for $188. But money is a little tight right now so likely I won't.
by Pville_Piper
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hard Drive going south...
Replies: 22
Views: 1122

Re: Hard Drive going south...

You really can't go back home... Last night I loaded up an old 5400 rpm Seagate sata drive to see if I could get some stuff off the C: drive. Whoa nelly! I had forgotten how ssllloooowwwww mechanical drives can be.
by Pville_Piper
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hard Drive going south...
Replies: 22
Views: 1122

Re: Hard Drive going south...

If it's a gaming-only box there typically is very little real-world difference between SSDs in terms of performance (take a look at TR's SSD reviews for example -- while some drives are indeed faster than others, the size of the difference is so small you're unlikely to notice if you're not activel...
by Pville_Piper
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hard Drive going south...
Replies: 22
Views: 1122

Re: Hard Drive going south...

Speed isn't a big thing, the main thing I do is game on that computer. Not sure about Adata... This is a Kingston Drive going bad and it's not that old, maybe 3 years. Reliability takes precedence.
by Pville_Piper
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Hard Drive going south...
Replies: 22
Views: 1122

Hard Drive going south...

So, it looks like my gaming PC's C: drive went belly up... I'm still trouble shooting but it doesn't look good. I've been wanting to upgrade my hard drive from a 256 and I've been thinking about an M.2 as I've got a slot free. This one is on sale from Newegg https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...
by Pville_Piper
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Charles krauthammer
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: RIP Charles krauthammer

One of the stories I loved about this man was how he would often leave the studios and race over to watch a ball game with George Will. They were/are avid baseball fans, it would have been cool to watch a game with these two, just talking baseball... On the politics side of things, I didn't always a...
by Pville_Piper
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors
Replies: 26
Views: 2424

Re: Nvidia Turing GTX1180 Rumors

I'll believe it when I see it. My GTX 1080 is in dire need of an upgrade. :( Nvidia can afford to wait as they are the performance king. May I suggest THIS UPGRADE . Certainly, you may suggest anything... But I prefer my apples direct from the tree or supermarket. As far as gaming goes, when Apple ...
by Pville_Piper
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 343
Views: 29923

Re: Video card prices

Tweaktown is sticking to its guns sand saying the GTX 1180 will be débuted July 30th and cost between 999.99 and 1499.99... I can't see it even if it's faster than the GTX 1080 Ti. That's a huge jump in price for that card when you consider the GTX 1080 listed for around $549.99. I dam sure ain't bu...
by Pville_Piper
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 343
Views: 29923

Re: Video card prices

Fortunately, my current lack of funding outstrips my desperation and that fact that I have fly to Texas for a funeral...
by Pville_Piper
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 343
Views: 29923

Re: Video card prices

I wish NVidia would get off the pot already... Today, Newegg has a GTX 1070ti for $419 with promo code and a $10 mail in rebate. That's the best price on a 1070ti I've ever seen!
by Pville_Piper
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I Know TR Promotes Newegg Deals But...
Replies: 19
Views: 966

Re: I Know TR Promotes Newegg Deals But...

I still tend to buy from Newegg even though my wife has a Amazon Prime account. It's just easier to find products on Newegg than Amazon as Amazon doesn't the detailed filters and the search results a way too wide wasting my time with unrelated stuff. Plus, Newegg doesn't charge any tax for me and wh...
by Pville_Piper
Tue May 29, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 343
Views: 29923

Re: Video card prices

MSI GeForce GTX 1050Ti Gaming X 4G is the one I will suggest. It's $230 It depends on what you are trying to do... If you're playing older games or indie titles than a GTX 1050Ti is fine. But, if you're playing AAA games on a 1080p monitor at high and ultra settings, playing resolutions greater tha...
by Pville_Piper
Sun May 27, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield V
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Battlefield V

Here's the best write up that I've found that tells about the new gameplay.
https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/23/battlefield-v-reveal-trailer-impressions/
And a good breakdown of the trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSmqAl-rROc
by Pville_Piper
Sat May 26, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield V
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Battlefield V

I kinda am and I'm kinda not... The flying in Battlefield has always been a poor simulation.
by Pville_Piper
Sat May 26, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield V
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Battlefield V

I'm curious as to whether any BF fans here have seen the reveals and videos of BF V and what they think. I watched Jack Frags and Westies videos and I must say I'm really stoked about the up coming changes and the new direction they are taking. Slowing down the game and making squad play more import...
by Pville_Piper
Sat May 26, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 343
Views: 29923

Re: Video card prices

I was just ribbing, considering how expensive these cards have been it's a good buy. But seriously, if you watch, you will find them down at around $459. EVGA currently has 2 or 3 GTX 1080's for $549.
by Pville_Piper
Sat May 26, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 343
Views: 29923

Re: Video card prices

Prices in general seem to be calming down. I picked up a EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW "Ultra Silent" card from Amazon on sale for $509. It's back up to $569 now (not sure why!) but keep an eye out. Dude, you got ripped, I've seen plenty of GTX 1070ti cards at $449-489 and even saw a GTX 1080 down...
by Pville_Piper
Tue May 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Fiber optic vs cable
Replies: 27
Views: 1639

Re: Fiber optic vs cable

Well it might be preferred... But unfortunately the AT&T salesman made some promises that AT&T didn't want to keep. I get a bill from them before they did the installation and it was not what the salesman said it was and the only thing that the AT&T operator would do was remove those opt...
by Pville_Piper
Tue May 08, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Fiber optic vs cable
Replies: 27
Views: 1639

Re: Fiber optic vs cable

derFunkenstein wrote:
well if you're saving money and it's at least comparable that's a win, right?


Yes, proably for a year, then I'll have to play them against Charter for the best deal...

It's supposed to be full fiber, we'll see...
by Pville_Piper
Mon May 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Fiber optic vs cable
Replies: 27
Views: 1639

Re: Fiber optic vs cable

Well they ambushed me this afternoon, basically gave us the same TV with a better DVR and 100 up/down for 20 bucks less a month... So I said yes. I'll know in a couple of weeks if it makes much difference.
by Pville_Piper
Mon May 07, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Fiber optic vs cable
Replies: 27
Views: 1639

Re: Fiber optic vs cable

My speed is 100mb right now and you don't see that big of a difference downloading stuff from the 66 it was. I tend to play the same games for a while so it's not that big of a difference. I don't like the combos either, even though my router is getting long in the tooth my modem is fairly new SB618...
by Pville_Piper
Mon May 07, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Fiber optic vs cable
Replies: 27
Views: 1639

Fiber optic vs cable

I'm a bit lazy and a search seemed to be answers only by providers and I prefer real life answers. So let me get to the question. AT&T has been sniffing around trying to sell cable to me. I think they bought out the local Wow provider who has a very bad rep and from what I hear it was a "pa...
by Pville_Piper
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 343
Views: 29923

Re: Video card prices

The folks at Newegg have again lowered their price for the miners' favorite Radeon RX Vega 56. Now they want just 159% of MSRP. :roll: I love the use of the word "Sale" or "Discount" when something is listed well above list price... What cracks me up is the price of GTX 1070ti c...
by Pville_Piper
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!
Replies: 34
Views: 3523

Re: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!

chuckula wrote:
Preorder them! It's your patriotic duty!


Been there, done that... 5 years in the U.S. Navy was enough "patriotic duty" for me.
by Pville_Piper
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 343
Views: 29923

Re: Video card prices

Newegg has a Gigabyte GTX 1080 for $549 with a promo card... This very close to list price. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125880&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=EXPRESS041418&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS041418-_-EMC-041418-Index-_-DesktopGraphicsCards-_-14125880-S0B&ign...
by Pville_Piper
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 3055

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

I've had very little issues with the Creators update other then my NVidia profile being reset. I went and re-tuned the profile and that was about it. I don't play a huge variety of games, mostly BF1 and Elite Dangerous so that might help keep me from having some issues. I run BF1 at medium settings ...
by Pville_Piper
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 343
Views: 29923

Re: Video card prices

Prices have been coming down through "sales" or pre-order prices. I've seen a couple 1070-1080 prices within about $50 of list price. And I've seen that Nvidia has had FE cards in stock for a few hours on occasion so things aren't selling out immediately. My main reason that I might want t...
by Pville_Piper
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 980ti dead
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Re: GTX 980ti dead

Newegg has a GTX 1080 for $599 and a 1060 6gb for $299. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125880&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=EXPRESS033118&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS033118-_-EMC-033118-Index-_-DesktopGraphicsCards-_-14125880-S2A1B&ignorebbr=1 Very tempted by the 1080....
by Pville_Piper
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Latest NVidia rumor
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

Re: Latest NVidia rumor

This is what I've been thinking all along... Why roll out an expensive new process when you can make bank on an old one.
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