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mac459 02:21 PM 09-05-2020
Since the world has been going to shit, thought I would see if anyone has built anything recently.

With the upcoming release of the 3000 GPUs, I might have to build one. Wife is also about to start a new business, and we will need a bigger better computer anyway.
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Pants 10:06 AM 11-23-2020
Originally Posted by BigBeauford:
I'd be crazy not to spend $180 (after mobo discount) to buy this CPU right?

https://www.microcenter.com/product/...oxed-processor
Whoa
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BigBeauford 10:40 AM 11-23-2020
Originally Posted by Pants:
Whoa
Whelp, cancel my PC building plans (again). Every time I start the process to build one, I always end up finding a great laptop deal.

$1299 no taxes and free shipping for this seemed really great considering the issues I'll have finding a card for the next few months.

https://www.newegg.com/black-msi-gl-...82E16834155401
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vailpass 01:44 PM 11-23-2020
Originally Posted by Pants:
Wow, amazing deal. I paid almost double for something similar.

If you manage to snag a 3080/6800XT, your son is going to enjoy some butter smooth game play at like 150 fps, which is insane.
Thanks for the validation! Monitors are hard for me, there are so many factors.

I ordered the cpu, ram, mobo, and ps yesterday.

Now to find a frigging card. I put my name in the EVGA notification list. God knows how many people are on it in front of me. I like that they are making every effort to keep the bots and scalpers out of it this time around though.
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vailpass 02:29 PM 11-23-2020
Originally Posted by BigBeauford:
Whelp, cancel my PC building plans (again). Every time I start the process to build one, I always end up finding a great laptop deal.

$1299 no taxes and free shipping for this seemed really great considering the issues I'll have finding a card for the next few months.

https://www.newegg.com/black-msi-gl-...82E16834155401
There are some good guts in there. Question: on gaming laptops, do you game on the laptop screen or hook it up to a larger monitor?
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BigBeauford 02:38 PM 11-23-2020
Originally Posted by vailpass:
There are some good guts in there. Question: on gaming laptops, do you game on the laptop screen or hook it up to a larger monitor?
I hook it up to a monitor (this changes between my Dell ho-hum monitor capped at 75 hz @ 1080p and my spectacular LG 65" C9). The REAL reason I got it is for hooking it up to my Quest 2 for VR wirelessly via Virtual Desktop or cabled with the Oculus link. There are some titles on SteamVR that I cannot play on natively on the Quest 2 that I am excited about playing. I've got a 2018 Omen with the 1060 6G card that will play my VR games, but I'm looking to upgrade for more performance, especially in light of the fact the Quest 2 has a resolution of almost 2k per eye.
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vailpass 03:38 PM 11-23-2020
Originally Posted by BigBeauford:
I hook it up to a monitor (this changes between my Dell ho-hum monitor capped at 75 hz @ 1080p and my spectacular LG 65" C9). The REAL reason I got it is for hooking it up to my Quest 2 for VR wirelessly via Virtual Desktop or cabled with the Oculus link. There are some titles on SteamVR that I cannot play on natively on the Quest 2 that I am excited about playing. I've got a 2018 Omen with the 1060 6G card that will play my VR games, but I'm looking to upgrade for more performance, especially in light of the fact the Quest 2 has a resolution of almost 2k per eye.
Thanks. It sounds like portability is a plus for your use.
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BigBeauford 03:53 PM 11-23-2020
Originally Posted by vailpass:
Thanks. It sounds like portability is a plus for your use.
Yes it is. I might have considered a Mini-ITX for a hot second, but the fact that Virtual Desktop works best wired means I would still have to lug it downstairs every time I wanted to use it. Hopefully your build is coming along nice!
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mac459 09:19 AM 11-27-2020
Anyone find themselves some good Black Friday deals?
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vailpass 03:13 PM 11-27-2020
Originally Posted by mac459:
Anyone find themselves some good Black Friday deals?
Not on anything major. I picked up some Samsung memory for the build Iíll do some day if they ever release anymore 3080s. 970 Evo Plus 2tb nvme for $249.99., usually $469.99. 970 Evo Plus 1tb nvme for $149, usually $229, and 860 1tb sata ssd for $99, usually $169.

Beats by Dre Power Beats Pro for $150, usually $249. All at Best Buy.

Also got a Milwaukee M12 Fuel hammer drill for $99 and Milwaukee 28 piece ratchet set for $99 at Home Depot.
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