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by Pville_Piper
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Cyber Monday Deals? Meh.
Replies: 25
Views: 703

Re: Cyber Monday Deals? Meh.

I've noticed them going downhill as well. Too many Amazon-style pricing games, and most of their marketplace partners aren't that great. I love when it they state the savings from full list price or when they state that the Oculus Rift is $150 off... Except that the $499 price tag isn't the current...
by Pville_Piper
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1440 Monitor Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: 1440 Monitor Upgrade

According to an Email I got from Asus today the ROG Swift PG278QR will be $220 off at Amazon Friday...
by Pville_Piper
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 188
Views: 5110

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

If your gonna binge drink I suggest alcohol... It's not anymore healthy but it is a lot more fun!
by Pville_Piper
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Got to try VR today...
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Got to try VR today...

So I'm on the road again and finally got a day off here in Charlotte, NC. With the laundry  done I decided to head over to the Microsoft store to see if I could get into a VR demo and I got to try both the Samsung Odyssey and the Oculus Rift... My mind is now blown... I tried the Samsung first and I...
by Pville_Piper
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Does gaming lead to Carpal Tunnel?
Replies: 17
Views: 1233

Re: Does gaming lead to Carpal Tunnel?

Was playing Elite Dangerous with a twist stick for yaw control... After long sessions driving the SRV (moon buggy) on planets my wrist was giving me a lot of issues and I was well on my way to carpal tunnel syndrome. I bought a set of rudder pedals and use you those for steering the buggy and it has...
by Pville_Piper
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Time to replace the PSU?
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Time to replace the PSU?

I'm not deadest, but just concerned, I just put a lot of money into new ram, MB and CPU and now I'm looking to double my money by buying a new GPU. I was just thinking that a +7 year old PSU might not be the best. I do like the Seasonic (it's was on my brain in the initial post) and will likely get ...
by Pville_Piper
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Time to replace the PSU?
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Time to replace the PSU?

Sorry, I forgot it was an Antec... No, that is not my power supply as mine isn't modular. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=110 is my power supply and that is the review that sold me on it. Some of the PSU calculators for the 1080 ti and everything I have in m...
by Pville_Piper
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Time to replace the PSU?
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Time to replace the PSU?

I'm not sure exactly how old my Seasonic Earthwatts 650 power supply is but I would say it is at least 5-6 years old. I'm considering upgrading to either a GTX 1080 or 1080ti to do VR this spring and so I was looking at the a couple of PSU calculators and it looks like I should replace it. I'm think...
by Pville_Piper
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chuckula's prognostication skills are failing him
Replies: 23
Views: 1002

Re: Chuckula's prognostication skills are failing him

chuckula wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
A certain large fruity company that starts with an "A" who has shown an affinity for AMD graphics and -- despite the best efforts of TR commenters -- Intel CPUs outside of overpriced mobile products.

And of course I'm referring to Acer.


Yup, gonna make me some hot Acer pie later...
by Pville_Piper
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New monitor/video card decisions
Replies: 36
Views: 3644

Re: New monitor/video card decisions

Variable refresh rate is definitely a game changer as is high refresh rate. The blur reduction and smoother gameplay is noticeable in any game but the reduced lag will be a great help in games like FPS shooters which really benefit from these. I can tell you that my KDR went up about quite noticeabl...
by Pville_Piper
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1080 for $469
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: GTX 1080 for $469

Yeah, it's sad... Unless you intend on water cooling it and already have the setup it wouldn't be worth it.
by Pville_Piper
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1080 for $469
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: GTX 1080 for $469

The only review I could find was in German, but pretty much summed up what I thought... "The MSI GTX 1080 Aero OC is recommended for smallest cases that require a radial fan or if the small dimensions are absolutely necessary. The low power consumption can also be shown as a plus – the lowest i...
by Pville_Piper
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?
Replies: 31
Views: 2513

Re: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?

Since it's not my money, feel free to purchase that GTX 1060 for $599, you know it has to be better than that GTX 1080 for $519...
by Pville_Piper
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?
Replies: 31
Views: 2513

Re: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?

Doom at 1440p with a 1060? I'd think you'd have to lower the eye candy quite a bit... You might want to rethink that: http://techreport.com/review_full/30812/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-graphics-card-reviewed 2560x1440 at Ultra details. And this was at launch before a bunch of driver updates had been m...
by Pville_Piper
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?
Replies: 31
Views: 2513

Re: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?

Doom at 1440p with a 1060? I'd think you'd have to lower the eye candy quite a bit...
by Pville_Piper
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: National Drink Beer day?
Replies: 17
Views: 2010

Re: National Drink Beer day?

Didn't know it was beer day yesterday, but I did have some Terrapin Luau Krunkles. It's a Guava, Passion, Orange IPA. Not bad. Awhile back I did a job in the 21st Amendment brewery and they had an IPA called "Blah, Blah, Blah". The can says it all... https://i.pinimg.com/236x/a4/90/af/a49...
by Pville_Piper
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Would it make sense to replace a GTX 560 Ti with GT 1030?
Replies: 28
Views: 2835

Re: Would it make sense to replace a GTX 560 Ti with GT 1030?

What is your system specs, games you play and monitor resolution? Without knowing that my advice is always to buy the best GPU you can afford. Sure, you only play older games and don't need the power. But, what if something comes along that you want to play and you need more umph... Why limit yourse...
by Pville_Piper
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: National Drink Beer day?
Replies: 17
Views: 2010

Re: National Drink Beer day?

I had some Space Dust IPA by the Elysian brewing company... While playing Elite dangerous no less! That is an exceedingly tasty IPA. I had some Dogfish Head World Wide Stout this week - the local Smith's (Kroger) had it on tap, so I brought home a growler. Damn good stuff! MMMMMNMMNN... Stout, woul...
by Pville_Piper
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: National Drink Beer day?
Replies: 17
Views: 2010

Re: National Drink Beer day?

I had some Space Dust IPA by the Elysian brewing company... While playing Elite dangerous no less!
by Pville_Piper
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 219
Views: 12779

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Looking forward for that as well, what games do you play on the rift Topinio?
by Pville_Piper
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New system... I guess
Replies: 26
Views: 3883

Re: New system... I guess

Time to pony up that miners tax...
by Pville_Piper
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Newegg has a sale on Vega 64
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Newegg has a sale on Vega 64

Sale prices are in the eye of the beholder... Or is that fanboy?
by Pville_Piper
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Newegg has a sale on Vega 64
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Newegg has a sale on Vega 64

For only $719 on the non-water cooled version... Glad it's on sale. :roll: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... gnorebbr=1
The GTX 1080 I've been eyeing has gone up $10, so much for driving down the green team pricing.
by Pville_Piper
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Which upgrade for more FPS, from an i5-3570K GTX 970
Replies: 22
Views: 5558

Re: Which upgrade for more FPS, from an i5-3570K GTX 970

I had a very similar setup with the GTX 970 and I5-3570k processor. I ran into problems with Battlefield 1 stuttering and terrible frame rates. All four cores were fully utilized and the GPU was loafing. I overclocked it a bit and that helped some. I ended up with an issue with my motherboard's bios...
by Pville_Piper
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 219
Views: 12779

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Waco wrote:
Pville_Piper wrote:
So I guess all the good ones went to the reviewers?

I'm going to go with buyer's remorse and a large helping of hyperbole, myself.


My guess as well, along with a heaping helping of unreal expectations...
by Pville_Piper
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: G-Sync Impressions
Replies: 55
Views: 29577

Re: G-Sync Impressions

Bit of a necro but... I've been using a G-Sync 144hz monitor for over a year and I love it. In BF4 it helped me increase my KDR by about .25%. The clarity of the image was a big factor and running +100 fps was really smooth. I don't play FPS shooters as much any more so I would love to step up to a ...
by Pville_Piper
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 219
Views: 12779

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

As someone who managed to snag a Vega 64 AC on launch day for just £450 avoid it like the plague. The card and drivers are horrendous and forget the 750w PSU it won't do the business. RTG needs to hang their heads in shame after releasing this garbage. Disappointed doesn't even come close and I onl...
by Pville_Piper
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1070 Pricing?
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: GTX 1070 Pricing?

Why would you buy a 1070 when you can buy a 1080 for $509... https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... gnorebbr=1
It's out of stock right now but they have been going in and out of stock for a few weeks. I'm very tempted but like Airmantharp I don't really need one.
by Pville_Piper
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Streaming frustrations
Replies: 36
Views: 2257

Re: Streaming frustrations

Captain Ned wrote:
Pville_Piper wrote:
Heh... I live in Alabama, we don have no steenkin basements!

'Twas 45 years ago, but I do remember that much. Besides, any attempt to dig such a hole would just piss off the fire ants.


That and with the heavy clay soil any hole becomes a pond...
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