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  2. Yah I know, I did end up getting some other PSU's as well lately for the rig that will go in there
  3. Looking good. Selling the PSU is what really brought the cost down. If I was keeping the build I would have kept the Corsair and accepted the minor cost, but it’s hard to argue with a nearly free build.
  4. Last week
  5. Bought the Division 2 on epic games, for 9.99 . Will play that today. Anyone have CORRUPTION 2029 , if so any good?
  6. Lots of sales on Epic site now https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/
  7. Video goes live tomorrow new style for me but was fun, lucked out by getting some parts free on VarageSale and trades to get the total cost to $.56 yup not even a dollar haha
  8. CS:GO sometimes with my kids. I used to play the COD and BF games. That is about it for now.
  9. Used to a lot, but haven’t much in the last year. That said, I installed COD warzone 2 days ago and I think I will be giving it a play for the next while. I knew it was free, but now there was a super convenient install/launch button in blizzard...sold (for free).
  10. My every night games with buddies are mostly FPS. apex (good for a slowly changing game and just jumping in and working with a group of 2 other buddies) Cod warzone ( like apex but on speed, lots more going on, and lots of fun and like apex it is free as well) for single or 2 player I really enjoyed farcry new dawn (Get a good buddy or older kid and play your way through this game, so much fun and great characters) doom eternal (other than the occasional platforming bits that are frustrating as hell, this is a solid shooter and tons of fun) fallout 4 with tons of mods (you can mod this game to be anything you want at this point) gears (another better with friends game and though it is short it is a lot of fun) PC halo games (it’s halo) metro exodus with expansions (the only game with stealth I enjoy, absolutely stunning story as well as beautiful areas and the expansion “sams story” though short is a must play. The main game has some of the coolest post apocalypse fun in any game with far more variety of characters, landscapes and challenges than say fallout) I am sure there are others haha
  11. Just wondering if any of you play first person shooter games , which one have you playing more. I still play PUBG , but thinking maybe trying new game. I have played all the older BF and COD games, except for latest.
  12. That sounds fun. OC them to the max and compare them to modern cpus.
  13. It certainly has been a while since we have taken a close look at SATA Solid State drives. For a myriad of reasons these workhorses of the industry just do not garner the same level of attention, let alone excitement, as their PCIe NVMe brethren. This is rather unfortunate as “SATA is not dead” (…yet). There are plenty of good reasons to opt for a SATA model over a NVMe, the most obvious of which is their asking price. Take for example, toady’s review of, the Silicon Power A55 1TB SATA SSD. With an online average asking price of only $80 (USD) for a full one Terabyte of capacity, or a mere 8 cents per Gigabyte, it does offer plenty of room with ‘good enough’ performance for the typical ‘budget builds’ secondary drive. Thanks to its M.2 2280 form-factor the A55 series also appears to be tailor made for NUC’s, older laptops, and similar small form-factor devices where there is simply not enough room for the typical 2.5 Inch SSD (even 7mm z-height models). When you mix in the facts that this is a single sided M.2 SSD, comes with a 3 year warranty, uses Micron CuA gen 3 TLC NAND, and a decent (if DRAM-less) controller there certainly appears to be more than just the asking price going in the Silicon Power A55’s favor. So while we do not expect to see any benchmark records be broken… the A55 may just be a decent or even optimal choice for certain scenarios. The only real question is if this is actually a worthwhile addition to their lineup. After all, for a mere 20 dollars more buyers can opt for Silicon Power’s own A60 1TB M.2 drive. A drive which uses a more powerful DRAM-less SMI controller, arguably better NAND, and will offer a lot more performance thanks to its NVMe interface. Let’s find out how the A55 stacks up. Read Full Review
  14. I still have those above CPU's want to throw them on the bench when I get some time haha
  15. True. When sandy bridge came out and Intel had ridiculous OC head room with that range of cpus they knew they had 10+ years of clock speed headroom for each iteration of "gen". I remember having 2600k and 2500k and both could do 5Ghz! Now Intel is redlining their stuff and there is no more headroom.
  16. Yah seems like we are in a cpu race again which is forcing the lack of oc headroom
  17. This is true BUT... imagine if they oc'd to 5Ghz! I have some doubts that next gen parts with smaller process nodes will hit higher clocks.
  18. thats still not bad at all, considering at that 4.2 it will hammer through anything you throw at it
  19. I have a 3600 with an H110 and cannot exceed 4.2, kinda lame IMO. However the price / perf is still there and so I forgive the lack of OC.
  20. I agree thats why I have tons of old hardware again. Craziest OC I have got is my 3600x can do 4.35 on all cores and threads only issue is voltage and temps would be too high so back to stock till my waterchooling shows up
  21. I will admit that I do miss the overclocks. AMD does not offer me that enjoyment. None of my 3600 OC. Well technically they all run 4.2Ghz all core so that is an OC but you know what I mean. Intel doesn't offer practical OCing either bc they are running their CPUs at the bleeding edge too. I miss the days of a 1Ghz OC. That was fun!
  22. I am using the same cpu in my main and in gaming holy crap was it a huge upgrade from the 6950x but editing it is only on par
  23. Also agree. My brother’s build is a 3600X. Only reason for the X model was a sale for $240 shipped...couldn’t say no at that price.
  24. fully agree and the money you save from not going to intel can get you a better gpu where you will really notice the difference
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