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  1. EntropyZ

    Which classic games are you playing?

    You can run MechWarrior 4 Vengeance/Black Knight/Mercenaries with DXWnd Wrapper, just make sure to run both executables with Admin rights, and set the hook version to DX8. That's how I'm enjoying my MW4Mercs with HD texture pack and MekPak 3.1 applied. I've been messing around with Quake III...
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    What are you playing?

    I was playing Dark Souls III and Rise of the Tomb Raider, then I had the most bizarre idea. I want to play Croc 2... Err, where do I start. I remember having so much trouble with later platforming sections so much when I was a wee lad. I'd get so angry, sometimes the game seemed unfair because...
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    Vengeance LPX and Ryzen

    Yup, LPX kits date back a long time and are mostly optimized for Intel systems, they "compatible" with Ryzen but you won't see them running at high speeds (or not at all in come cases). The LED and RGB variants are fine though. I myself run a white LED 2x8GB @ 3200Mhz with tightened sub-timings...
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    The Turing Club--RTX 20xx and 16xx Owners Lounge

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHA. The Leather Jacket Man™ blesses all. It's a 2080 XC Ultra BTW. All I could think of picking up this 3-slot monstrosity in my hands, was: BEEF. Like, holy crap, this actually weighs more than Palit JetStream cards, which are already heavy in their...
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    The Best Single Player PC RPG Games of the Last 10-ish Years

    Skyrim>Dark Souls 3>Mass Effect 2 Diablo 3 didn't hold a candle to Diablo II, the only improvement was graphics and quality of life things, in fact I think you got less content overall. I never played TW3 and any FO:NV playthrough with mods starts and ends tragically when the game keeps...
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    The Best Single Player FPS Games of the Last 10-ish Years (post Crysis)

    I voted for DOOM, since the shooting just felt better than the other half of the list of games I played, BioShock Infinite would be my 2nd, Wolfenstein: New Order my 3rd and Metro LL to be my 4th. There's just something simple and primal about the new reboot, its so good I picked out and played...
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    The show off your tech related purchase thread

    Hey literally half of this used to be my older build with an R5 1600 a bit more than a year ago. I painted the case white though.
  8. EntropyZ

    Do extra speakers make sense in a non-surround environment

    I don't know how to formulate this question correctly so here goes. If I get the same type of bookshelf speakers and add them to the existing ones that I have, would the listening experience be better? I'm currently with Edifier 1280T 2.0 bookshelf speakers (they are really affected by the way...
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    I want to make a final decision on GPU replacement

    Yeah I'm still planning the overdue move to 3440x1440 @ 100-120hz, when most of the monitors become IPS, since only 2 exist that fit into having all 3. The biggest consideration was space. I think my speakers are going off the table as soon as I put a "34-35 panel anywhere near.
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    I want to make a final decision on GPU replacement

    I received the card today, it was in immaculate condition. Well. I didn't have the proper time to review how the card is running in every scenario (work). But Skyrim: SE framerates are more consistent and I still gained around 10 FPS in heavy areas with lots of NPC activity which was expected...
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    The show off your tech related purchase thread

    Bye, bye money. Hello framerates. Remember, the more you buy. The more you save.
  12. EntropyZ

    World Wide Web Turns 30

    Happy birthday, without it I wouldn't have been able to play Runescape and get mods for TES VI: Oblivion. I skipped so much school back in the day, probably the best days of my life. Though my first introduction was just looking at this: and then the download gets stuck and fails and you have...
  13. EntropyZ

    New card incoming!

    I just bit the bullet and got a used RTX 2080 that is only described as having some coil whine on full-load, other than that looks pretty much brand new. I'm kind of clenching my butt right now, because these Turing cards don't seem to like running long. At least it's an EVGA (would be my...
  14. EntropyZ

    I want to make a final decision on GPU replacement

    OK, I found someone that thought the RTX 2080 is a complete overkill of card. So I took it off his hands... I haven't had this much anticipation in me since I bought the GTX 1070. I failed guys, forgive me for the gaming gains. And let's hope the deal was not too good to be true.
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    Intel Graphics Teases a New Gamer-Friendly Control Panel

    It's something... I prefer actual functionality over form and looks. While nVidia's CP looks like a discount Win XP toolbar, at least you can manage the most important settings. What I don't like about it though is that it always takes a long time to refresh when moving through the tabs, for...
  16. EntropyZ

    I want to make a final decision on GPU replacement

    Thing is, the motherboard I am using for my main system has only 1 PCI-E slot. I traded multi-GPU for closer memory slots to get better stable timings when dialing them in for lower latency (Ryzen be like that sometimes), that and to be able to just pop it in a mini-ITX case whenever I needed to...
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    I want to make a final decision on GPU replacement

    Ok, I think I'll stay with a 1070. Unless I find a good deal, I won't be moving. It seems to be the right thing to do. I just gotta resist the teachings of the leather jacket man. Sorry to cut it short, I didn't think I'd get the replies I did in a short time-span. So thanks a lot, without you...
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    I want to make a final decision on GPU replacement

    I know, and yet I still wanted to know your opinions, maybe there's something you know that I don't. Even though I've done the research, it feels like I'm running in circles, or something like that. And I appreciate you guys taking the time to help me with my choice.
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    I want to make a final decision on GPU replacement

    Currently leaning towards getting a 1080 Ti, I have to consider one very specific game though. And that is the unreleased Elder Scrolls VI. I have no idea how that will turn out, so probably it is better holding off, as a GTX 1070 with an OC seems to do well for now, the new titles that I am...
  20. EntropyZ

    I want to make a final decision on GPU replacement

    There seems to be guys selling 2x of the same card, is it more likely they've been mined on? Since SLI just "doesn't work" most of the time, a single card runs better in most games.
  21. EntropyZ

    I want to make a final decision on GPU replacement

    A used 1080Ti goes for around £470-530 depending on the model. An RTX 2080 is about £700-ish for a decently cooled model. So that is quite a big gap in price.
  22. EntropyZ

    I want to make a final decision on GPU replacement

    Yeah that is exactly what I was thinking, TBH. That is why my picks are mainly on what we have today, It is unlikely that Navi will have another high-end chip again, especially when HBM is costing them a lot. And GCN runs better with extra memory bandwidth. Putting GDDR on it would probably...
  23. EntropyZ

    I want to make a final decision on GPU replacement

    Okay, if anyone wants to throw in their two cents I'm running GeForce GTX 1070 @ 2100MHz which I got for £310, of course now the street price is much lower. I've narrowed down my choices: GTX 1080 Ti or RTX 2070. A used 1080 Ti will set me back around ~50% provided I sell the 1070. I get no...
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    Microsoft Confirms Latest Windows 10 Update May Decrease Performance in Certain Gaming Scenarios

    I found this funny for some reason. Anyway even with all those methods what if the software is constantly loading new data, the MM combined with the hardware I would be using isn't fast enough to adapt. Resulting in performance drops. It's not some magic wand for the software that just plain...
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    Microsoft Confirms Latest Windows 10 Update May Decrease Performance in Certain Gaming Scenarios

    And where is that? Every popular source shows not that much has changed since then. I don't know where you are getting your information from. The basic systems and fallback methods seem to have little deviation on how modern versions of OSes do it. Are you trying to tell me that OS level memory...
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