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kuhla

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  1. Some additional context that may help: I was on an X370 board. While a BIOS update was available to add support for 5000 series CPUs, I had some concerns about putting a fairly new CPU in a motherboard 2 generations "behind" (x370 -> x470 -> x570). My motherboard was ITX and the case was only sized for ITX with just 2 slots for the GPU. With all GPUs seemingly moving to 3-4 slots in size, I was going to need a new case if I was going to update my GPU at some point without restricting myself to special 2-slot cards like some watercooled cards. I did not have a strict budget. I could have afforded to just go extreme and get a 7950x or 12900k however even if that was possibly better value on paper I would have no real use case. Would be wasted. The DDR5 bundle at Microcenter was a really big piece of this. 32GB of decent timings and decent speed on a new memory standard for free? That seems like good value and doubled what I had in my last build (16GB). Without the DDR5 bundle I had been leaning towards Intel 13600K + motherboard and keeping my current memory.
  2. The 5900x was $550 at launch. The 5800x3d was $450 at launch. My 7700x was only $350 and puts me on a new socket early in its lifespan with a few years more of support. Adding another $210 on top of that (total $560) got me a motherboard, double the memory I have now and also moved me to a new standard (DDR5).
  3. imdb -https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8291284/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 So this comes from a book by William Gibson who is an author I have a lot of respect for even though I do not always enjoy his books. The way I ended up feeling about the show is a lot like how I feel after reading many of his books; A few interesting ideas that do somewhat feel original but as a whole just seems like kind of a mess. It was easy to watch though. If anyone has a passing interest in Gibson's work I think it's a safe recommendation.
  4. imdb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10278918/ I'm going to watch this..... at some point........... when I'm in the mood for a happy go plucky fantasy......... which I was not in the mood for lately...........
  5. Finished it last week but posting about it now. Definitely some of the best Star Wars in a long time for me. A lot of similarities to Rogue One for a lot of obvious reasons. I hope there is more to come like this (it doesn't have to be more Andor) but I'm afraid the "it's boring" and "it doesn't sell merchandise" people don't doom the future of this style of Star Wars.
  6. Has been up and running for a few days. I guess it's worth a post. Same monitors as before. Both 27". One IPS and 1440p. One TN and 1080p. Likely will target this for the next upgrade after a new GPU. CPU: AMD Ryzen 7700x CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 https://www.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/AK620-High-Performance-CPU-Cooler/2021/13067.shtml Motherboard: Gigabyte B650 AUros Pro AX https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B650-AORUS-PRO-AX-rev-1x#kf Was not actually my first choice. I was initially looking at a cheaper board but my first choice was out of stock at the time I had to buy (bundle deal). I'm still very satisfied with this choice though. RAM: G.Skill Flare X5 Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5-6000 Same GPU as before. GTX 1080. Hoping for a new one soon. Case: Lian Li O11 Air Mini Same PSU as before. Corsair AX860. Install and setup went as smooth as anyone could possibly hope for. Quickly updated the BIOS. Loaded EXPO profile for the memory and it worked straight away. Is very quiet at idle and not that loud at load. The cooling seems very sufficient. Have consistently noticed a performance bump in games but not too much since I'm mostly GPU limited. Every day tasks were already plenty fast and there may be some change there but it might be mostly placebo. The goal of this build was to avoid any really unnecessary costs and future-proof for a few years (although that didn't benefit me that much on my last build from 2017). Hopefully I'm good for a while again.
  7. Late reply I bought a lot of stuff AROUND black friday but actually nothing on black friday main items cpu memory motherboard case some networking stuff
  8. RL Grime & NERO - Renegade (Official Audio) Electric Guest - Over SAINT MOTEL - It's All Happening (Official Audio)
  9. Street Fighter 6 I'm interested. Baulder's Gate 3. I don't really want it..... but I am ready for a fantasy MMORPG.... I'm ready for a Guild Wars 3.... As soon as Horizon comes to pre-order on PC I'll do it
  10. This is going OK. Not really too much for me to say. I'm deep into it but still feel like I'm waiting for the plot to present itself. All the characters so far seem to be just kind of aimless. It is entertaining enough to keep reading for now though.
  11. Ignore the font That is the default I had to revert after deleting something I shouldn't have Will continue to tinker with it EDIT: Opacity should be better now. Will work on font tomorrow.
  12. Finished this. I guess I just kind of had fun with it. 2nd book had quite a bit more "action" but still focused on a lot of in-universe politics. Currently reading "The Empire's Ruin" (Ashes of the Unhewn Throne #1) by Brian Staveley. Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39863316-the-empire-s-ruin?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=NAD0NrX8ZQ&rank=1 I'm not far enough in yet to give much of an impression. For some reason I cannot read this fast. Writing style makes me slow down.
  13. Romy & Fred again.. - Strong Nedaj - jpeg Pola & Bryson - Under (ft. Lauren Archer)
  14. Try out this new theme for a bit. Provide feedback. It might become the new default. Eventually I will be deleting all the "old" themes.
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