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  1. Oh yeah, the sound of the engine alone is worth it, though climate change, ya know. I'll have to get one of their understated models, I'm not ecstatic about it being disadvantageous to mix and match though. Nice! Is Cyberpunk treating you well? Avorion sounds like Arma, where you could put a thousand hours into it and not feel routinized.
  2. Goddamn, well, it seems like the news will be interesting at least for you. Do you at least have minesweeper on your other drive? Yeah, I feel like I'd go crazy if I upgraded my MoBo before my CPU, because my brain thinks of the CPU as the command calculator, so I have an innate need to improve it first. Though I'd really like more PCIe slots for an audio card, at the moment my GPU blocks the only other one I have besides the port with the network card in it. Oh yeah, and it's usually a vibrant neon type of color, so instead of appearing as some sort of high power generator of mathematics, it's more of a customizable glowstick. Though yeah, there's something satisfying about having an unassuming exterior with massive hardware capabilities. My Grand Marquis may look like a grandpa car, but it has a 4.6L V8!! What would you say for farther down the line? I'm probably going to wait until I get a new CPU and GPU, which could take a couple years.
  3. That's clever! You'd probably catch flak from the laissez-faire crowd though, and maybe the lobbyists? Since it's giving them reason to ask more upfront, and apparently a tariff exemption on GPUs expired, which could raise prices by 25% https://www.tomshardware.com/news/gpu-tariff-asus-priceincrease, so that's nice. I hope the older generation cards actually depreciate at some point. People are still trying to sell their 2080s at around MSRP, like double the "cost" of a 3060 Ti, even though the 3060 Ti is faster, and retails at like half the price. I guess graphics cards follow the financial model of real estate now. Would that apply to VR too? That makes sense though, 3.4 GHz is not the greatest clock rate, despite the six cores. Although I was hoping to hold off on upgrading the motherboard, though I might just go with the latest AM4 chip, if the 3900x got cheaper after a couple generations I wouldn't mind staying on B450. In your opinion is the higher frequency worth it for B550? I'll probably get another couple of 8 GB sticks when DDR5 comes out, hopefully that drops the prices even further, maybe I'll even get 2 16s and never worry about memory again! Though I would love more SATA ports, maybe I'll look for the 16 port B550 dream RAID machine. I'll probably just pretend it's in RAID though, since I barely have any data I'd want to keep redundant copies of. Like maybe 100 MB. Thank you! I kept it under $1500 and it does everything I need. I sometimes lament not going for a white or some vibrant color scheme, but I do respect its utilitarian nature.
  4. This was my first build about a couple years ago, and I'm pretty happy with it. The only thing I wish I had was a beefier GPU and maybe a better CPU, but I rarely notice it since I have so many old titles to get through still. I did get a PiMax 5k+ and it definitely needs more power if I want to get consistent frame rates without throttling, Black Mesa looks great in VorpX though! CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.4GHz Cooler: Scythe Mugen Rev B (Overkill, but whenever I get a new CPU I'll be ready, and who doesn't want a massive piece of steel protruding from their PCB? It also barely ever gets over 1,000 RPM since the radiator's so massive so I never hear it) GPU: MSI RX 580 8GB Gaming (Hoping for an RTX 3060 Ti when stock finally becomes attainable, but that could take awhile if scalping continues to be feasible and if demand stays the same) RAM: 16 GB Corsair DDR4 @ 3000MHz (From what I understand, frequency is big for Ryzen, so I'll probably get higher clock speed whenever 16 GB becomes obsolete, worst case I always have New Vegas) Headphones: Sennheiser Game One (Cheapest headset I could find that was reported as durable and having a serviceable mic) PSU: Corsair CXM 550W Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk OS: Windows 10 Standard Monitor: ASUS 1920x1080 144Hz (1080 works great for me since I'm not too far away from the screen, and being able to run programs at 144 Hz is such an improvement, though I hear after 200 FPS the difference starts to become negligible, 90 Hz I think is still a massive boost though, 144 is just all I'll ever need) Storage: 1 TB Samsung 860 EVO, 512 GB Samsung 850 EVO (Boot drive), 256 GB NVMe SSD (unsure of the type, salvaged from laptop, I wanted to get a high capacity HDD but I'm too attached to my PC being dead quiet besides the GPU) Mouse: Razer NAGA left handed (I have nerve damage to my right arm so having a left handed mouse with 12 buttons makes everything so much easier, and I can already feel the pain of my future arthritis being alleviated, it was very pricey though, and clicking with my pointer finger on the right button feels so weird. I feel like I've been conditioned to live in a lower form of UI interaction) Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion Cherry MX Brown (Can feel a little bit loose but the mechanical switches are still nice) Case: Corsair 200R (Looks like a monolith, I love it, though I wish it had more SATA ports, a measly 4 is all it has)
  5. Hey Ross, I found something that might help your woes of inefficiency https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/tap-strap-2-wearable-keyboard-and-mouse
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