Recent content by Epos7

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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    I'm interested to see if they do the FE cards this time around. The design on the 30XX was pretty cool and resulted in cards significantly smaller than anything available from partners. I likely won't upgrade this time around, but if I did I'd want it to have a similar power envelope to my 3080...
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    Keyboard Missing first Input after 3+ minutes idle

    I bought a new keyboard a couple months ago. It's an IQUNIX OG80. It can be operated in wired or wireless mode, and has a switch to toggle between them. I am primarily concerned with wired mode, as it's what I use 95% of the time. My issue is if I don't use the keyboard for a few minutes, then...
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    EKWB Lays Off 25% of Workforce, Blames Lower Watercooling Sales

    I have an EK block on my 3080. I wanted the Heatkiller but they kept getting delayed, so I went with the EK block. So far I've been really happy with it. Biggest complaint is the instructions were a bit off in terms of thermal material thickness. I'll give them a break there since the card had...
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    What is so special about Macbooks?

    For at least 10 years Apple held a massive advantage over the competition because they were building a Lexus and the competition was stuffing 600HP engines into a plastic Saturn. Now that Windows builders have caught on to the idea that design and build quality matter, there are a number of...
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    Looking for a gaming chair.

    Sitting in a Steelcase Gesture for the past 3 years and it's been a very good chair. It's not a La-Z-Boy but that's kind of the point. Still looks and feels new after 3 years. The Gamers Nexus video on gaming chairs is pretty accurate. Those things are uncomfortable cash grabs. We have a couple...
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    When do you uninstall games from your drive?

    I should start doing this considering I don't have fiber. My mass storage is on NAS, so it won't be an instant install, but much faster than redownloading. I've recently started reaching the point where my 2TB of SSD space isn't enough for all my games/software/photos.
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    Help me build/buy a system for 4K video and photo editing.

    Intel holds an advantage in Premiere Pro because they include Quick Sync technology on their CPUs. Until recently AMD had the edge in Lightroom but Intel's new CPUs have shown better performance.
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    Anyone else fed up with PC gaming?

    My three displays consist of two 27" 4K monitors and one 65" 4K TV. If I'm at my computer I have the two 27" monitors on and TV off, but if I want to plop down on the couch and play a game on the TV, having that option is really nice. I'm generally not trying to use all three at the same time -...
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    Anyone else fed up with PC gaming?

    Hah, I too ran into the disaster that is iCUE. I've been much happier with Aquasuite.
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    Anyone else fed up with PC gaming?

    Yeah, I definitely think that's part of it. My friends I built PCs for treat them more like consoles. I think if you do that, and only have your PC connected to one display, you're probably in good shape. I'm using mine for software dev, 3D modeling, photo editing, NAS management, and have...
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    Anyone else fed up with PC gaming?

    I think I'm an outlier when it comes to PC gaming problems. I've built a few PCs for friends to game on, and they have no issues whatsoever. Case in point - everyone loves Steam, but it gives me nothing but problems. The Steam overlay breaks games, the launcher doesn't always work (currently...
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    Anyone else fed up with PC gaming?

    For the first time in decades, I haven't owned a console in the last 18 months. I upgraded my PC and have been using it for gaming, but I think maybe I made a mistake. Don't get me wrong - PC gaming is great - when it works. The issue is I find myself spending more time diagnosing problems...
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    Display Driver Uninstalled Itself Overnight

    I'm on Windows 10, though I have the Window 11 update downloaded. Haven't installed it yet, but could be related. Last manual driver update was about a month ago.
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    Display Driver Uninstalled Itself Overnight

    I was using my PC last night with no issues and left it on when I went to bed. When I got up this morning, PC was still on as expected, but I couldn't get any signal from either of my displays. Connected it to my LG OLED and was able to get a 1024x768 signal which allowed me to figure out the...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Sad to hear the news. I'm glad I got my v6.1 at the very end of last year. I previously had the v4 and upgraded for my most recent build. I like the chamfered front, but I'm excited to see what new designs Necere and wahaha can come up with. I do like the appearance of a few other SFF cases...