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    Post  Godric Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:22 am

    i should also add i build my own computers and built some for my friends and i use to make my own Irc Scripts for Dalnet etc, and released them to the public, i had my own website using my ISP webspace, using Microsoft frontpage, and banner maker pro for making banners and buttons for my website ... i never used flash as it slowed down access to webpages for people using dial up 56K modems

    and i did a lot of weight lifting and other gym work in my younger years 15 to 22 and 28 to 33 years old

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    Post  Airbornewolf Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:12 pm

    Godric wrote:i should also add i build my own computers and built some for my friends and i use to make my own Irc Scripts for Dalnet etc, and released them to the public, i had my own website using my ISP webspace, using Microsoft frontpage, and banner maker pro for making banners and buttons for my website ... i never used flash as it slowed down access to webpages for people using dial up 56K modems

    Nice!, seems we do have quite a few of I.T handy guys around here.
    When it comes to PC building, you got any favourite parts?, or style.

    Like some go nuts with Aorus and Corsair like me.
    Other's might prefer MSI, ROG or the likes.

    Some people go for like minimal builds the size of an Xbox.
    others go for large open cases, etc.

    But what we all encounter is, that PC parts prices suck at the moment. Shocked
    RTX3090 alone is around 2300 euro's. what the hell?.
    global chip shortages..jay...

    Im guessing tough when you have to build for friends you go for most value for buck of course.
    1080P gaming is still an pleasant experience.
    I got an older ASUS GTX 1070 in my 2015 machine and it still can run most games with an fine framerate at that resolution.

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    Post  lancelot Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:02 pm

    In a year or two chip prices should come back down as new production capacity comes online.
    I am a big fan of ASUS motherboards (I do not use their ROG branded hardware but it should be good). I also use a lot of Corsair components.
    Bought an AMD graphics card not that long ago. NVIDIA was just too expensive. But it is a problem for me as I used to write CUDA code and I lost that ability basically.
    It works just fine for gaming and it was much cheaper.

    The Chinese are currently trying to get into the graphics and NAND chip manufacturing business. Fingers crossed as that would possibly get them into a new price war and bring prices down. But even if they get the hardware right I expect sanctions down the way.

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    Post  Airbornewolf Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:31 pm

    lancelot wrote:In a year or two chip prices should come back down as new production capacity comes online.
    I am a big fan of ASUS motherboards (I do not use their ROG branded hardware but it should be good). I also use a lot of Corsair components.
    Bought an AMD graphics card not that long ago. NVIDIA was just too expensive. But it is a problem for me as I used to write CUDA code and I lost that ability basically.
    It works just fine for gaming and it was much cheaper.

    The Chinese are currently trying to get into the graphics and NAND chip manufacturing business. Fingers crossed as that would possibly get them into a new price war and bring prices down. But even if they get the hardware right I expect sanctions down the way.

    It should....but you never know.
    i certainly hope so Wink
    I never had myself any Asus products, they got an good reputation tough.
    Love their bright aluminium prime Z690 Motherboard. The bright aluminium with RGB looks great.

    I ended up loving corsair because i was actually looking for an RGB headstand.
    I could not find anything i liked untill i saw these LT-100 towers at someone's desk during an review.
    After setting them up and installing icue i loved the ease of use of the software.
    you can create your own collours, motion patterns and movements. even lay across them over eachother and all.

    so ever since then i take a look if Corsair has something good to offer before i search elsewhere.

    I know about the pricetag of Nvidia GPU's at the moment. its crazy.
    I bought my RTX 2080TI extreme for about 1499 euro's at the time, it was just before the whole chip shortage crisis and the revealing of the RTX3000 series.
    it is not just GPU's but motherboards, handhelds,phones, cars and all as well.

    Speaking of handhelds, made my reservation for the Steam deck a while ago too.
    But if im lucky ill get it ..somewhere after Q2 2022..
    #firstworldproblems.

    https://www.steamdeck.com/en/



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    Post  kvs Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:17 pm

    The video card pseudo-monopoly (AMD vs Nvidia but they are not really interchangeable like different potatoes) is going to
    retire models like the RTX 3090 before you see it going down to $500. It is a racket where new models are used to keep the
    price high. You are not really getting that much value increase from one generation to the next. I am still running a GTX 970
    and games like Doom which perform poorly on it can wait for some later date when I can get a new card. The vast majority of
    other games (FPS, Open world FPS, etc.) still run well on the GTX 970.

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    Post  Airbornewolf Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:52 pm

    Lets just say everyone has their own budget when it comes to computer's.
    Money goes first to an roof over your head, food, insurances, mortage, etc.
    Then maybe if there is something left you can put it away to save up for an PC.

    I fully agree you dont need an high-end GPU to be able to enjoy games.
    If an slightly older card can do the job, why not?.

    I really did not woke up one-day and decided: "yeah lets spend a shitload of money on an PC".

    I had gaming laptops for a long while to game on.
    My first gaming PC in 2011 was about 700 euro's i believe.
    It was nothing near last-gen. But it played Skyrim really well on 1080P and i was really happy with it.

    It was the start to get really into PC desktop gaming for me.
    i upgraded the RAM, replaced the GPU with an bit stronger one.
    Then replace the thermal paste after a few years, as it started to dry up and the CPU began thermal throttling.
    you get more confident and learn more and more doing maintenance and upgrading your PC.

    In 2015, i bought an bit more powerfull PC with an GTX 1070 with an good CPU and more RAM.
    I again really enjoyed the performance with heavier (war) simulation games i used to play on low settings.
    I also began investing into better peripherals, Again...not neccesary.
    But you do feel an improvement in user experience.

    I got an 144HZ gaming monitor, and played this colony management game called Surviving Mars.
    There are these wind turbines you can build. I stared at the spinning turbine blades and it was such an detailed, smooth motion at 100FPS.
    It was more pleasant on the eyes as well.

    With the covid and lockdowns, i knew i was not going anywhere soon.
    i live alone, work a lot overtime so i save up an decent ammount over the years.
    And i love videogames and PC's, so for me it was an conscious decision to go all out on an high-end PC.

    It is nice if you can put your PC together exactly with the parts you want.
    I think i spend about an year on keeping an document with the parts i wanted.
    And create in MS paint and graphic representation of how i wanted it all to look.
    Researching if the parts all would work together, connections on the MB, power draw, other PC builder's reviews on said parts.
    it was really fun.

    Now i have it, it really feels something i picked and created. and not factory-assembled.

    You are right there is generally not much performance increase between generations.
    It is usually wise to hold out a bit to wait for the next one after that.



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    Post  Godric Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:23 am

    Airbornewolf wrote:
    Godric wrote:i should also add i build my own computers and built some for my friends and i use to make my own Irc Scripts for Dalnet etc, and released them to the public, i had my own website using my ISP webspace, using Microsoft frontpage, and banner maker pro for making banners and buttons for my website ... i never used flash as it slowed down access to webpages for people using dial up 56K modems

    Nice!, seems we do have quite a few of I.T handy guys around here.
    When it comes to PC building, you got any favourite parts?, or style.

    Like some go nuts with Aorus and Corsair like me.
    Other's might prefer MSI, ROG or the likes.

    Some people go for like minimal builds the size of an Xbox.
    others go for large open cases, etc.

    But what we all encounter is, that PC parts prices suck at the moment. Shocked
    RTX3090 alone is around 2300 euro's. what the hell?.
    global chip shortages..jay...

    Im guessing tough when you have to build for friends you go for most value for buck of course.
    1080P gaming is still an pleasant experience.
    I got an older ASUS GTX 1070 in my 2015 machine and it still can run most games with an fine framerate at that resolution.


    i like Asus Mobos i tend to go for deluxe or Pro models dependent on the features ... there quality is un matched used to love MSI boards until they had issues with there transistor chips
    and i like Towers with windows i like to have RGB lighting i use Corsair Vengeance RGB LED 16GB 2x8GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory
    CPU is a Ryzen 5 2600X my graphics card is a Radeon Sapphire RX 480 8GB ... i want to replace my graphics card but they are as scarce as anything accept for top of the range cards ... but i prefer a balanced system thus i get very few bottle necks in performance but the RX 480 is still a decent card

    i like have dedicated sound cards to remove strain on motherboards current sound card is the sound Blaster Z se, i still have my original Sound Blaster Live Pro card and CD software disc from the late 1990s when i built my Vodoo 3000 system with my Pentium 3 500

    anyhoo my build has to have two optical drives Blu ray player and CD/DVD burner ... call me old fashioned

    i should say i'm not a processor snob just think Ryzen's are best bang for buck CPUs and i have had Nvidia cards on several occasions

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    Post  kvs Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:16 am

    Gigabyte used to be good but has slipped as of late. Their power supplies are dangerously bad. The risk-reward balance
    for degrading quality seems to be always slanted to the bad end. My next board is probably going to an Asus. Asus
    makes reliable monitors as well based on my experience with two of them.

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    Post  PapaDragon Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:21 am


    Asus makes amazing monitors, been using 30" one for years and I don't plan​ on changing it as long as it keeps running

    Crystal clear and razor sharp, perfection

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    Post  Airbornewolf Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:16 pm

    Godric wrote:i like Asus Mobos i tend to go for deluxe or Pro models dependent on the features ... there quality is un matched used to love MSI boards until they had issues with there transistor chips
    and i like Towers with windows i like to have RGB lighting i use Corsair Vengeance RGB LED 16GB 2x8GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory
    CPU is a Ryzen 5 2600X my graphics card is a Radeon Sapphire RX 480 8GB ... i want to replace my graphics card but they are as scarce as anything accept for top of the range cards ... but i prefer a balanced system thus i get very few bottle necks in performance but the RX 480 is still a decent card

    i like have dedicated sound cards to remove strain on motherboards current sound card is the sound Blaster Z se, i still have my original Sound Blaster Live Pro card and CD software disc from the late 1990s when i built my Vodoo 3000 system with my Pentium 3 500

    anyhoo my build has to have two optical drives Blu ray player and CD/DVD burner ... call me old fashioned

    i should say i'm not a processor snob just think Ryzen's are best bang for buck CPUs and i have had Nvidia cards on several occasions

    I had the same with Aorus, the Z390 where really good in reviews. the next 400 generation was already out but it got Shredded by reviewers like Jaystwocents,Der8auer and Gaming nexus.
    So i opted for the Z390 aorus master in combination with an I9-9900K. Dual Bios is awesome .

    oof, yeah i know about MSI's issues. there seems to be an drop in quality after the 300 chip series in general when it comes to Motherboards.
    I dont know why, if it is an lack of quality control in general or because of the component market is disrupted.

    Open windows guy huh?. Me as well Cool . I am addicted to seeing running PC components and RGB.
    I myself have an Thermaltake P5 TG. it is the version with smoked glass on four sides, where the I/O side is open for venting.
    Its thick glass, so the case almost takes two people to carry. at first i did not want the TG version with smoked glass, but it was the only one available here in europe.
    In retrospect, i really am glad i got the smoked TG panel version.

    Corsair Vengeance looks amazing as well!. to be honest, Aorus RGB software sucks. Corsairs Icue really wins from everyone.
    I got myself 4 G.skill Trident Z royal silver. I loved the diffuse rough-diamond look of the RGB illumination.

    I can type everything, but maybe its easier to show my machine here:



    haha my current build is one without any optical drives. it was a small step to figure out how the motherboard like's its windows installation trough USB. but once you done it its easy.
    thing is, without optical drives you need some more HDD space around to archive things you might have had burned to an DVD otherwise.
    No worries, no one is judging you for having optical drives.

    I am not an CPU snob either, i just wanted the best gaming-CPU available at the time. and it was the i9-9900K.
    I sort of eyed Threadripper for a bit, but its not as good as an i9-9900K for Gaming.
    Besides games are not optimised either for Threadripper's cores.

    Nowadays Ryzen matches Intell when it comes to performance, so why not opt for Ryzen? Wink.

    KVS wrote: Gigabyte used to be good but has slipped as of late. Their power supplies are dangerously bad. The risk-reward balance
    for degrading quality seems to be always slanted to the bad end. My next board is probably going to an Asus. Asus
    makes reliable monitors as well based on my experience with two of them.

    Haha i saw, they literally blow up. that is one fast way to Brick your PC.
    I wanted an Thermaltake PF1, because of my addiction to RGB...
    It came well out of reviews for being an secure, stable and consistent PSU.
    I had short-cirquits in my house a few times as the PC was running because of an drain leak, and PC is fine. the PSU knows how to take an hit.
    ...so far anyway..


    Papadragon wrote: Asus makes amazing monitors, been using 30" one for years and I don't plan​ on changing it as long as it keeps running

    Crystal clear and razor sharp, perfection

    I used an 1080P TV before. When i switched to an 144HZ 4K monitor i was like "so...this is how the PC Master Race feels like?". Razz.
    An dedicated Gaming monitor just is an whole other experience than an HD TV.

    I got myself two Aorus 4K monitors. one flat AD27QD and an CV27Q
    First one being IPS and the second VS.
    the Curved VS one has a bit more contrast, making collours more vibrant. But Dark means really dark.
    The IPS one at least you can make out darkly lit things better.

    But i am really happy with both.
    Nvidia Digital Vibrance to Maximum. Cool
    Just make sure your HDMI cable supports 144HZ 4K resolution.
    I had an HDMI cable that could not feed the monitor fast enough with Data.
    You get this effect that the screen constantly goes to sleep and wakes up again.

    It took me a while to figure it out what the problem was.
    trough windows i put the second monitor to 60FPS 4K and it resolved the issue.
    I use the second monitor mostly for work/watching youtube/video's/Modding anyway.

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    Post  Godric Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:14 pm

    i should have added my current tower is Corsair's Graphite Series 780T White Full-Tower

    my previous one was a Cooler Master Cosmos 2000 full tower ... i like full towers as i find them better for cable management ... and they are more airy and less likely to cut my self when building my PC ie no sharp edges

    my monitor is 32" Benq they claim it's a full 4K monitor ... it is a decent monitor whether it's full 4K or not is a entirely different matter  .. it does the job i want of it

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    Post  11E Wed Mar 16, 2022 1:28 am

    When I have some spare time I do 3D archery with an English longbow or fishing with dead bait on Northern Pike together with some trapping on American craw fish which is a plague here in the local waters.

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    Post  GarryB Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:26 am

    What is 3D archery?

    Is it like Archery Golf where you have big circles on the ground around the "pin" where you loft your arrow up into the air and try to get as close to the pin as you can... a bit like darts, but more like rifle shooting with scoring rings?
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    Post  11E Fri Mar 18, 2022 1:29 am

    Shooting on a parcour at life size animal targets made of durable foam. Most of the time it are 32 animals varying from rats to Moose at different ranges up to 60 - 70 meter. A first arrow hit in the kill zone (hart and lungs) will get you the most points.

    In this case it is me engaging a enormous turtle Wink

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    Post  GarryB Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:51 am

    So it is like golf in that you fire from fixed ranges... like firing from a tee?

    Looks like fun.

    The game I was thinking of has a bullseye painted on the grass and a series of circles around it worth different points... so maybe a 2 metre circle with 10 points and then a 5 metre circle for 5 points and a 10 metre circle for 1 point, and you have a few of these around the place and you stand at a firing point and fire at each of them by launching an arrow into the air and trying to get as close to the centre as possible... different distances offer different challenges.

    You could do it on a full sized golf driving range and have games either with arrows and bows or golf clubs and golf balls... or just go for range like normal with either.

    The circles on the ground don't need to be painted... a simple calculation you could work out how much rope each circle would require and lay out circles of rope to the scoring circles that could be laid down and picked up afterwards on any open field.

    You could even shape the ropes into animal shapes... like dinosaurs or anything, but the fun is in going for range... and learning the ballistics of your bow and your arrows.
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    Post  Kiko Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:37 pm

    I'm very fond of Russian literature, alas forcefully translated into English, French, Portuguese or Spanish. It's a real shame, but despite knowing some words, I must confess to not being fluent in Russian language, although I can read in Cyrillic.

    Now reading Andrei Andreevich Voznesensky's An Arrow in the Wall. Admirable in every sense!

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