Recent content by Riccochet

  1. Americans Are Using Subtitles More Often, with Poor Audio Mixing and Hard-to-Hear Dialogue Being Chief Complaints

    I've been complaining about audio for years. My wife rips in to me when I have to crank up the volume just to hear wtf the people are saying, only to have our eardrums blown out by an extremely loud next scene. It's complete $H!T mixing. No amount of money spent on audio equipment can fix it.
  2. Poll Results Show $700–$800 as the Ideal Price for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080

    I think most AIB partners don't want their card back after GN has torn it apart multiple times.
  3. Poll Results Show $700–$800 as the Ideal Price for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080

    It always chaps my a$$ when we, the consumers, can't get something. And then we watch J2C or GN with stacks of said product. "oh, you can't get RTX-Whatever? Well, I'm going to try 4 of them in SLI!" ...... really want to reach through the monitor and choke someone.
  4. Samsung Shares Infographic for Odyssey OLED G8, Its First OLED Gaming Monitor with 34-Inch Curved Quantum Dot Ultra QHD OLED Panel, 175 Hz Refresh ...

    We won't see QD-OLED from LG as that's a patented Samsung technology, unless Samsung is licensing the use to LG, which might be the case.. And as far as I know Samsung is making their own OLED panels for Samsung and Sony branded QD-OLED displayed. The Alienware also uses a Samsung panel.
  5. Some GeForce RTX 4080 Cards Are Sitting on Retailer Shelves despite Lower Shipments from NVIDIA

    Nobody in their right mind is buying the 4080 with the 7900XTX right around the corner.
  6. AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Will Be Available for $554 on Black Friday

    Ehh, I mean, the B650 motherboard options aren't terribly expensive if you aren't concerned with overclocking. DDR5 isn't all that bad either. 32GB kits of 6000 is around $180.
  7. AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Will Be Available for $554 on Black Friday

    The 7900X for $459 is tempting
  8. Cailee Spaeny in Talks to Star in New Alien Movie for 20th Century Studios and Hulu

    maybe they'll throw in some token gay/trans people and change the name of the movie to "Undocumented Xenomorph".
  9. AMD Pits Its Radeon RX 7900 Series Graphics Cards Against NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4080

    I agree. $1000-2000 is a tough pill to swallow on a GPU alone. Even for people that can afford it. That's most people's whole budget, which has to include a monitor, keyboard, mouse and headset. Makes those pre-build combo deals pretty enticing, even if the specs are low to low-mid. And you're...
  10. Thermaltake Unveils CYCLEDESK 100 Smart Gaming Desk

    A Zwift setup is considerably cheaper. I spent like $500 on a Kickr trainer and spare wheel with trainer tire. Use a laptop for Zwift. You use your road or mountain bike, swap out the rear wheel, mount it in the trainer and fire up Zwift. The trainer connects to your PC via USB and Zwift...
  11. Thermaltake Unveils CYCLEDESK 100 Smart Gaming Desk

    There are online cycling tournaments using Zwift. It's kinda cool. Most people I know that use Zwift for training get a mobile, height adjustable laptop cart. Can usually find them used for like $50 when hospitals are upgrading. I'm sure TT wants a pretty penny for something that really isn't...
  12. AMD Pits Its Radeon RX 7900 Series Graphics Cards Against NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4080

    The reason those lower cards rule the roost is that's what primarily comes in pre-built gaming PC's that cost $1000-1500. That's what mom and dad buy their kids. That's what people feel comfortable, or are reluctant, to spend on a gaming rig. 99.9% of people aren't building their own gaming...
  13. NVIDIA Releases GeForce Game Ready 526.86 WHQL Driver for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

    Are you overclocking anything? Anything intensive running in the background, like AV? There are some guides for NV control panel settings you can try.
  14. AMD Announces 4th Gen EPYC Processors with Up to 96 Cores, Up to 2.8x More Performance

    I could use a few dual socket blades with those bad boys on them. What really sucks is you can't have a mixed environment of intel and amd in vmware. HA doesn't work. Which sucks because I couldn't add capacity with these, I'd have to replace entire clusters. That's a big PITA.
  15. NVIDIA Releases GeForce Game Ready 526.86 WHQL Driver for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

    I'm running the game maxed out at 1440 and it's smooth as butter.
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