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Old 05-09-23, 09:14 AM
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It was a pretty basic Blaze II model
Old 05-10-23, 06:02 AM
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Skytech Reviews have been mostly positive...but as with say the High-end Alienware PC's, More Expensive doesn't always mean better.....this is another lessson on just how important Cases, Cooling, Fans are when selecting a PC....then again the low and mid range models got high praise so go figure....

From 6 Months Ago....


From 8 Months Ago....


From 5 Months Ago...


Old 05-10-23, 07:33 AM
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Yep, the mid-line ones are fantastic.
Old 05-10-23, 09:34 AM
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I was reminiscing about how I used to play a ton of Duke Nukem, Quake and those kinds of games, and I really haven’t done much PC gaming in the last 15-20 years. My friends and I would build crude maps of all sorts of things, including our houses
I built a gaming PC in 2016, but then didn’t use it for anything except the type of indie games that don’t require any real horsepower. But I might go and install Doom and Doom 2 again…

Because, I just read about some guy who released his friend’s Doom map in March after his friend passed away last year. He found an old floppy disc with Myhouse.wad, so the map was like 30 years old, and he made a few updates then released it as Myhouse.pk3 on the doomworld forums. Sounds like a fun trip down memory lane, and it has really brought the Doom modding community together to celebrate all things Doom. Y’all should check it out.
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Old 05-11-23, 07:27 PM
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A serious...Oooooch....seems lately, like last month or two...there's been issues and bashing of Nvida GPU's, issues with some AMD stuff, High End Pre-Built Models with high temps and now this.....ripping ASUS who I've liked alot in the past....





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Every piece of gear is different.
Old 05-17-23, 07:27 PM
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I decided to put this trailer here since it's PC Only...not consoles which is a shame. At least to ME, this would have me interested in a PC...almost a bit of...Fallout Feeling going on.....For October 2023....

Old 05-17-23, 10:25 PM
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How hard is it to make something that runs on a pc run on an Xbox?
Old 05-18-23, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by GatorDeb
How hard is it to make something that runs on a pc run on an Xbox?
If it's running DirectX, Microsoft tries to make it as easy as possible, but Xbox is a console still, so there's specific hardware one has to customize the code to run well on, as well as licensing and compliance to follow-through on, so it's not free, in terms of both money and man-hours.

The game does look to be using DirectX 11 based on the Steam requirements:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2131860/Ashfall/

Also, the game is "cross-platform," but at the moment that means PC, iOS, and Android. It seem like the iOS and Android versions are coming after the PC release.
https://www.ign.com/articles/ashfall...what-to-expect
Old 05-20-23, 10:32 AM
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This seems an interesting build for a living room / couch setup.



I thought back to this video I brought up earlier and decided to see how much this build would set me back. The total I arrived at is $2,029.44, plus $99.43 for the shipping of the case (odd since Amazon claimed it was eligible for free international shipping) and $233.38 in taxes, for a grand total of $2,362.25.

Although I opted against the RTX 4070 FE cos Amazon wanted $849.99, and went with a ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Twin Edge OC for $599.99 instead.

Anyhoo, is this worth pulling the trigger? Serious question cos I dunno if the price : performance ratio is favorable or not.


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Old 05-20-23, 10:55 PM
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Neat little setup...though the price seems to be a bit out there. I'm not a fan of Small Case Setups especially after seeing so many gaming PC Videos with insane heat numbers and thermals despite many having a high $$$$ Tag. It does seem to have airflow all over but I can't tell just how it all goes in & out. Love to see the Thermals on this one....

And speaking of cases, given that amount of money, I'd be tempted to get this one from IBuyPower ..... Gaming RDY Y60BG204 | iBUYPOWER®
This has the much high regarded Hyte Y60 Case that was basically everyone's Case of the Year last year. IBuyPower owns Hyte....it's a awesome case and huge....

Old 05-21-23, 01:07 PM
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I get wanting a larger case for better airflow/thermals. Heck, the Sony engineers wanted the PS5 to be larger than what we eventually got but the Sony execs said no. However, since I intend to keep my eventual gaming rig in my living room, I wouldn't want a giant eyesore of a case taking up too much of my already limited space.
Old 05-22-23, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by RocShemp
I get wanting a larger case for better airflow/thermals. Heck, the Sony engineers wanted the PS5 to be larger than what we eventually got but the Sony execs said no. However, since I intend to keep my eventual gaming rig in my living room, I wouldn't want a giant eyesore of a case taking up too much of my already limited space.
That makes sense with a lot sort of incorporating Gaming/Tv/Movies into a central fixture...after reading and seeing these, seems actualy a lot or going that route; smaller footprint that sort of blends in well not looking out of place. I found three that's really interesting showing the inside, openings and the how and what's in them....pretty fascinating....





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Old 05-24-23, 05:40 AM
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^ Thanks for those.

I thought this build he's upgrading looks mighty impressive.



EDIT: The above video was the wrong one. Here's the video that pairs with the video at the end of my post.



EDIT # 2: This one as well.



I'd love emulate it but I don't have the talent or patience to do stuff like making custom cables.



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Old 05-24-23, 06:08 AM
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With majority of the parts inside a PC, I feel fairly comfortable on a handful of choices to consider...Motherboard, CPU, Power Supply, Ram, Case (Even more choices), SSD, Cooling (Even more choices0...yet the GPU Circus continues....prices were and all over the place and with recent new releases, it's starting to sound like a Sham Con Game; look at these Brand New Cards with lower prices...just don't look real hard at the specs and numbers....






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Old 05-24-23, 06:43 AM
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Hasn't Nvidia been (over)relying on DSSL rather than actual horsepower this generation?

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Old 07-02-23, 03:22 PM
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Here's the final version of a very impressive ITX build:





And as a bonus, this just plain looks cool:

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Old 10-09-23, 12:25 PM
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If anyone's looking for a gaming PC Lenovo outlet has a legion on sale for $730.49. Intel i5 RTX 3050 500 GB SSD 1 TB HDD https://www.lenovo.com/us/outletus/e...el)/90rs0029us
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I’ve been having trouble using my Xbox controller on Steam (Windows 11). It randomly loses connection. I have to take the batteries out and plug it in the USB port for it to not lose connection. Anyone else have this problem?
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I thought this build was pretty neat (although he completely glosses over cable management):

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I’ve been having trouble using my Xbox controller on Steam (Windows 11). It randomly loses connection. I have to take the batteries out and plug it in the USB port for it to not lose connection. Anyone else have this problem?
Are you using Bluetooth?

If so, the first thing to try is updating the firmware on your controller. If you still have issues after that (I did), you can get a dongle instead of using Bluetooth. I haven't had any issues since switching to the official dongle. There are third-party dongles as well that are cheaper and probably work fine, but I paid a few bucks more for an official one.
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Are you using Bluetooth?

If so, the first thing to try is updating the firmware on your controller. If you still have issues after that (I did), you can get a dongle instead of using Bluetooth. I haven't had any issues since switching to the official dongle. There are third-party dongles as well that are cheaper and probably work fine, but I paid a few bucks more for an official one.
I am using Bluetooth. I've just been plugging in since I seem to have no disconnects that way.
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I am using Bluetooth. I've just been plugging in since I seem to have no disconnects that way.
That is the problem unfortunately. Using that controller on Windows via Bluetooth is notorious for disconnects and problems connecting. The dongle works perfectly if you want wireless, as does just using the cable.
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That is the problem unfortunately. Using that controller on Windows via Bluetooth is notorious for disconnects and problems connecting. The dongle works perfectly if you want wireless, as does just using the cable.
Do you use the official dongle or a third party version? I can't seem to find the official dongle in stock anywhere? I paid extra for a rechargeable battery and would like to use it.
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Originally Posted by lwhy?
Do you use the official dongle or a third party version? I can't seem to find the official dongle in stock anywhere? I paid extra for a rechargeable battery and would like to use it.
Unfortunately they don't sell it in stores anymore. I got an official one off ebay. The third-party dongles are cheaper and most of them probably work fine, but I paid a few bucks more for an official one. Mine came in official packaging and I'm pretty confident it is legit.

I would first try to update the firmware on the controller and see if that improves the Bluetooth reliability. It looks like there is a new update since I last tried Bluetooth. Go to https://support.xbox.com/en-US/help/...ess-controller and follow the "Update on PC" instructions.

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