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by LostCat
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 42
Views: 888

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

And even if SSD prices haven't risen in absolute terms, you're typically paying the same price for flash with crappier endurance as the race to the bottom continues. The chances of an SSD crapping out in normal usage scenarios still seem monumentally slim even with the worse endurance. I'll worry a...
by LostCat
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 42
Views: 888

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

"High end" has always required a non-trivial cash outlay. What's different today is that more of the cost of a high-end gaming rig is in the GPU, as opposed to other system components. I don't think overall system cost has changed much in roughly 2 decades. All I can say is the cost of ev...
by LostCat
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 42
Views: 888

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

While kill off might be a little bit of an overreaction so is most of this discussion peeps. He had a legit point. High end PC gaming costs have gotten out of control IMO. As long as this system stays working I'm done buying anything for many years unless I can sell off this 1070 later for a decent ...
by LostCat
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?
Replies: 42
Views: 888

Re: Will high GPU prices kill off PC gaming?

Now I'm and now wondering with the outrageous prices of GPUs now if that will end up killing off or doing some major damage to PC gaming? I mean I would I would be pissed off if I couldn't play new games at 2560x1600 considering how much I paid for my display or if I would have to pay an arm and le...
by LostCat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: HDR gaming
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: HDR gaming

Through my receiver I apparently need the premium cables or sommat. I was setting it to 60hz and it'd just reset to 30 right away. Yeesh. I give up, for now I'll just go back to my old setup (PC with monitor and Atmos receiver, consoles with TV in other room.) I still think that 32" CHG70 I can...
by LostCat
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: HDR gaming
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: HDR gaming

Shacknews on the scene...too bad I didn't see this earlier :) (Though it's not exactly amazing in breadth of content, still would've been nice.)
Best 4K TVs for PC gamers
by LostCat
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: HDR gaming
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: HDR gaming

You really have to double check everything before you buy. I wasn't really planning on using this TV as a monitor so yeah usually. Still trying to decide if I want to get an actual monitor that badly (had ordered a new one but it was backordered so I cancelled the order. Which...hasn't gone through...
by LostCat
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: HDR gaming
Replies: 5
Views: 311

HDR gaming

This stuff is mighty confusing. My TV likes 1440p, except when it doesn't? Is that because of the HDR modes or no? Wait, there's a premium certified HDMI cable standard for it? And Displayport supports dynamic metadata and HDMI doesn't yet? Why does my screens brightness seem so off if I leave it be...
by LostCat
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Upgrade chains
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: Upgrade chains

Cancelled the monitor order since it's on backorder anyway. Mixed reviews on its HDR support as well, but I'm sure it's still better than this mon.

I'm sure I'll get one eventually! But for now it seems I'll just bring my TV back in here and see what I can do with that.
by LostCat
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Upgrade chains
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: Upgrade chains

As soon as you get one of those TVs, all content becomes 4K content. Up-scaling is typically enabled by default. As far as 4K-source content... It will be a while for content to be created, and even longer for the moral panic of New-Format-DRM to subside. Heck, even 1080P stuff is largely still gat...
by LostCat
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: DOOOOOOM
Replies: 172
Views: 23934

Re: DOOOOOOM

Sheesh, the game is already huge I don't need that. o.o

I wasn't planning on redownloading until I get my ISP upgrade anyway but that's too much for multiplayer crap I won't even play anyway.
by LostCat
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Upgrade chains
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: Upgrade chains

titan wrote:
I got a 4K TV because it was a good price and larger than what I had.

I've yet to watch any 4K content on it.

My ISP is supposedly replacing my 14/1 DSL with 50mb (unspecified upload) fiber O.O

So...err...I could. But to me...I'd rather have higher res interactive content than fancier TV/movies.
by LostCat
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Upgrade chains
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: Upgrade chains

I'll never understand why Monitors and TVs use essentially the same technology, and in some cases the same panels, but TVs have better colors and Monitors have better sharpness. Make no sense to me. I hadn't really noticed that with my old TV. It looked good, but not that good. My new TV is great l...
by LostCat
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 4K HDR madness
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: 4K HDR madness

IMO the madness is that the PS4 Pro doesn't support 1440p output. I expect the X1X will do the same but I hope not.

I love my new HDR TV so much I had to get a new monitor just now, but holy **** it's expensive. And backordered. :/
by LostCat
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Upgrade chains
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: Upgrade chains

The plot continues...

TV sucked as a monitor but it made my monitor colors look like **** so I have a new monitor coming.

:o

forunately that is the end of my 2020 build.

ugh. it'll probably take me that long to pay it off ;)
by LostCat
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 4K monitor
Replies: 25
Views: 1258

Re: 4K monitor

Waco wrote:
Yes, but I'd much rather drop details and run high-res than drop to 1080p. It's pretty hard to go back to regular 1920x1080 once you've gamed at 3840x2160.

I like 1440p but my 4k HDR TV didn't apparently. I'm not in the mood to buy more kit so just usin my old setup with a better GPU for now.
by LostCat
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: 2.5" external HDD reliability: WDC vs Seagate?
Replies: 26
Views: 682

Re: 2.5" external HDD reliability: WDC vs Seagate?

The only external purchases I've ever regretted where upright standing ones or a Maxtor.

They say up above 3TB is where you're more likely to have problems, but I wouldn't know as I've never gone above 2.
by LostCat
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Surprise! Creator 10 Update Applied...
Replies: 29
Views: 2271

Re: Surprise! Creator 10 Update Applied...

I'm not wanting anything from the Creators Update per say, but I'm more worried about being left behind on critical patches and what not. Especially given the WannaCry debacle, and the main issue behind it being unpatched / unupdated Windows XP PC's. Its only a matter of time that something like th...
by LostCat
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Looking for the safest, strongest storage, help
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Looking for the safest, strongest storage, help

Hello tech report forum, As you guys can see from the title I am looking for some external storage that is safe and strong. I have started getting into cryptocurrency trading and the number of codes, pass phrases, Secret sentences, private keys and everything else you get I need to be putting them ...
by LostCat
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Surprise! Creator 10 Update Applied...
Replies: 29
Views: 2271

Re: Surprise! Creator 10 Update Applied...

At the risk of not starting another thread to ask my question I'll just hijack this one... As of the posting of this message my main rig has still not been updated to the Creator's Update. I'm running: Edition: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (which I did a free upgrade to from Win7 Pro) Version: 1607 OS Bui...
by LostCat
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Upgrade chains
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: Upgrade chains

I think if it hadn't been for the seriously nonsensical issues I've had with UWP games lately I might've been able to hold off a while longer. I still have no idea what's going on with Gears 4 not launching. Took a while for Forza Horizon 3 to work without insane load times. I hadn't really had any ...
by LostCat
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Upgrade chains
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: Upgrade chains

I have a PS4 pro but I just don't want to get a 4K TV. Don't want to get caught up in that same loop. :lol: Also, the biggest draw (for me) was how it can speed up regular 1080p titles and how some games (like MLB The Show 17) include modes that will render at 1080 with a higher framerate. High-FPS...
by LostCat
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Upgrade chains
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Upgrade chains

I assume y'all know I got a PS4 Pro at this point. So I ended up getting a cheap 4K HDR TV to go with it and love it. Far better than I expected for the price, and I want to use my comp with it. Now my 290 I've noticed (with more demanding games) can't really do 1440p all that well, so pair that wit...
by LostCat
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Streaming frustrations
Replies: 36
Views: 1463

Re: Streaming frustrations

Sort of, definitely less range, see almost no C, but partly because most AP are old and no one knows to use it anyway. However, with apartment/condo, up down was the killer. Distance is just too short. And they are usually clones so you both put AP in same place, like 15 feet apart. (8' ceiling, pl...
by LostCat
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Streaming frustrations
Replies: 36
Views: 1463

Re: Streaming frustrations

That was my solution. If you live in a neighborhood, you are not in control of your wireless bandwidth. If I go upstairs in my house, I see about 25 different access points. As that APs get active, they start to interfere with mine. Streaming over wireless just isn't a realistic endeavor in my mind...
by LostCat
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 4K monitor
Replies: 25
Views: 1258

Re: 4K monitor

Thank a lot Pville_Piper, now you have gotten me to drool over a over getting a new 43" 4K display and a new GPU as well when I was just perfectly happy with my current 30" 1600p and GTX 970 setup. Heh I just got a 43" 4K and the vidcard situation right now is so stupid I can't be bo...
by LostCat
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Streaming frustrations
Replies: 36
Views: 1463

Re: Streaming frustrations

The recent Sticks are quad-core, I think they're not bad. At this point though, Amazon is offering some pretty big deals on full FireTVs; that is, 4K televisions with Amazon Fire software built in, they are selling them under their own name. I have a friend that bought one, and he's happy so far (I...
by LostCat
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Streaming frustrations
Replies: 36
Views: 1463

Re: Streaming frustrations

DGL-5500 should be good for streaming overall, but D-Link naturally stopped supporting it so it may not be terribly secure.

Personally, I think Amazons devices still leave much to be desired, but I have no experience with the sticks. I suspect they are functional but poor performing.
by LostCat
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Xbox One X

Dang, Gears 4 looks good on the original X1. I'm...35 gigs away from having the PC version, if it'll launch this time. To be fair to the PS4 Pro, whatever engine ARK uses is pretty ****. Turn up a few dials and suddenly my 390X (Hawaii-based) card is putting out ~20 frames, and that's at only 1080p....
by LostCat
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Xbox One X

The games will be "4K" native, but will use all kinds of new techniques to lessen the workload, like checkerboarding, and that technique that runs the middle of the screen, or wherever the action is at higher resolution/detail, while other parts get downscaled. So they'll get to 4K, they'...
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