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    Are there any reasons to turn off vsync in games?

    It totally depends on the game. In some games Vsync is horribly implemented and can cause either severe lag or worse yet, a 30 FPS cap. Some will constantly cap at 30, while others will drop to 30 vsync when you drop a certain ways below 60. Also, some games don't have screen tear with vsync off...
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    Old Games vs. New Games

    I feel the quality of game production has steadily declined, and with hardware prices going crazy, it's very hard to take. It's hard to even imagine how much longer the gaming industry can endure this trend. More and more dev teams cannot afford to be independent, and quite a few have been shut...
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    Mafia 1 Final Mission Too Hard

    That was a kickass game. I recall even Playboy magazine endorsed it. A lot of attention to detail, even running out of gas, and getting chased for running red lights. You had to take firefights seriously too. Everything else they've done since then in the Mafia franchise has been over powered...
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    Even so, it's definitely not you're typical scenario. Anyways, back on topic please. We're supposed to be brainstorming ideas to solve this problem. Will it do any good? Maybe not, but it's more likely to than the gibberish that's going on.
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    We ALL have friends, how many though have rich, gullible ones willing to part with 2 perfectly good 1080 Tis for dirt cheap, especially at a time when GPU prices are out of control? I mean seriously, does no one here take the whole picture into perspective? He's hardly giving a typical example...
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    I can't believe you're a mod with such smarmy rhetoric. Seriously, you call those without these special undisclosed friends as "living under a rock" merely for buying new? Which also includes a 3 yr warranty of course. The fact that you have zero understanding of the value of warranties makes...
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    Which proves my point, it's been much more than a month, and it literally ruined holiday upgrades and builds for a lot of people, which is also a big part of the fiscal year's sales and economy for those whom sell them for gaming. Worse yet, there's no sign of it ending anytime soon.
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    Major Intel CPU Hardware Vulnerability Found

    The fact is most journalist walk a fine line between fact and fiction just due to the greedy corporate types they work for. Ever since news became a business, it can't fully be trusted. You always have to read between the lines.
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    I look at it more as what cards are mainstream, because those are the ones most buy. This is a how long has mining affected gaming in genral issue, not how long has it affected the top 10% that buy expensive GPUs. Anyway, I feel this thread has gone WAY off topic from it's intent of stirring...
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    Except I didn't intend this just as a rant thread as you seem to think. It's intended to provoke some thought as to solutions to the problem. So "Thoughts?" means what do you think of my suggestion, and/or what if any ideas do others have to combat it, not what do you think of bit mining. Either...
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    Except I didn't intend this just as a rant thread as you seem to think. It's intended to provoke some thought as to solutions to the problem. So "Thoughts?" means what do you think of my suggestion, and/or what if any ideas do others have to combat it, not what do you think of bit mining. Either...
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    I know Nvidia just announced a call to arms to retailers to help combat unstable availability and pricing by limiting purchase quantities, but it seems to me that is not going to get it done. The only way out of this I see is the manufacture of an affordable tier of workstation cards, combined...
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    Metro 2033 fails to work on windows 10!

    I don't recall you mentioning any trouble shooting steps attempted though. At the very least, doing a quick search and checking threads like this very well may have solved it for you. It's listed as compatible on MS' list of games that work with W10 for a reason, because many if not most are...
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    Metro 2033 fails to work on windows 10!

    Bet you wish now you'd come here before breaking those discs. It's a good argument for going Steam vs retail disc though, not that discs are commonly even an option anymore. On Bioshock 2, sometimes save files can get corrupted, causing a crash on startup. To fix that you have to copy and save...
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    YouTube Red 3 month free trial a scam?

    OMG, Twitch is so bad. As many times as I've cursed at the oft unpredictable censoring of YouTube regarding background music I've added to my vids, Twitch by comparison seems literally uncensored. A disabled friend whom passed away recently used to fall prey to sitting and watching for hours on...
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