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  1. Bought a Ryzen 5700x

    Supposed to be here in a few days. 299, same price at Microcenter or Amazon... did Amz since I had GC to burn. We'll see what happens.... I found a site for Asrock beta bios for my X470 board. https://www.asrock.com/support/index.asp?cat=bBIOS I held off on the 5800x bc of tdp/thermals, the...
  2. Should I buy a 5800x or wait for the 3d cache version? AM4 last hurrah

    Microcenter currently has the 5800x for $299. I want one last upgrade for my AM4 system currently rocking a 2700x. Wondering if I should jump now, or wait for the 3d cache revision coming... when? I also wonder if the 5800x will get discounted when that happens, or if it will just vanish into...
  3. 1tb Intel 670p m.2 nvme $80 @ newegg

    https://www.newegg.com/intel-1tb-670p-series/p/N82E16820167474 decent reviews and cheap for 1tb. I got one to upgrade a laptop, I hope the size and socket type works out (I haven't cracked open the laptop yet) edit - cracked the laptop, standard m.2 2280 nvme, should be fine, cross fingers
  4. Lower your Alder Lake cpu temp by 5 degrees with this 1 easy trick....

    Washers, apparently https://www.tomshardware.com/news/easy-mod-reduces-alder-lake-cpu-temperatures-5-degrees-celsius?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=twitter.com
  5. I discovered this today.... No one lives forever (NOLF) Revival

    http://nolfrevival.tk/ Abandonware site has NOLF 1, 2 and Contract JACK (never played that one) with all the patches and fixes to work on modern systems. These are not available for purchase digitally ANYWHERE and the legal rights are split up across a half dozen different companies, so a...
  6. Anyone seen/used new power supplies with the breakout header/dongle?

    Something like this https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-connect-ssr-750fa-750w/p/N82E16817151232?Item=N82E16817151232 All of the mobo/sata etc modular power cords plug into the breakout dongle thing. To me this seems like you're just moving the cable clutter somewhere else... but if that somewhere...
  7. Check out CORE on the Epic store (EGS)

    I actually tripped across this because of the Deadmou5 vid, had never heard of it. It's basically a game launcher where anyone can make games, it all looks like Fortnight to me. But that didn't stop me from wasting 2 hours today playing Mini Golf and Big Number. It isn't hardcore, but there...
  8. Steam Link, now just an app on your TV that mostly works!

    First off, I used to have the physical Steam Link box. I was never happy with that thing, just too laggy even on wired gig ethernet, and too glitchy with game setups. I gave up on that years ago and sold it. Fast forward to this weekend and I had a hankering for some PC gaming on the big...
  9. Corsair K55 wired LED RGB keyboard (renewed) $20 @ bestbuy

    Saw this deal today. I own this keyboard. It's pretty decent membrane style keyboard with good LED RGB effects. For $20 if you like pretty lights but don't want to drop top dollar on gaming mechanical keyboard, this is a good fit. I have tried $100+ gaming mechanicals, and $20 cheapo RGB LED...
  10. Check your local Microcenter for GPU inventory?

    Dallas Microcenter has some 3090 / 3080 / 3070 in stock if you are local and flush with cash. One assumes not much inventory but hey it's a Tuesday. FPS did a nice review of that EVGA 3080 FTW3.... which I read then realized I would have to buy a new $100+ power supply to power the thing...
  11. Anyone play Stellaris?

    So I picked this up in a recent bundle deal on the cheap... getting tired of Civ and this one got good reviews for a space 4X and the bundle came with a ton of DLCs. I tried to play a game and was totally lost. I have watched 4 hours of YT videos explaining things and I am still lost. This...
  12. Civ 6 mod - Galactic Republic Civilization : Chancellor Palpatine

    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2424847074 I don't like Civ 6 nearly as much as I enjoy Civ 5 with Vox Populi mod. But it's nice to see stuff like this. Requires Gathering Storm DLC. I have not tried it yet. https://www.pcgamesn.com/civilization-vi/star-wars-civ-mod...
  13. Does anyone else HATE Control ? (PS4 version played)

    I am intrigued by the story and the supernatural aspects. The graphics are OK, the voice acting is OK. Using the "not the force" to sling huge objects at enemies can be fun (at times)..... I am so glad I did not pay money for this (got it on PS+). The map is useless. The whole time I am...
  14. That day you find a 3080 in stock...

    ...but a $600 card costs $1009. BTW this is the Richardson, TX store, if you're local, brave, and rich. https://www.microcenter.com/product/628330/msi-geforce-rtx-3080-gaming-x-trio-triple-fan-10gb-gddr6x-pcie-40-graphics-card
  15. Ghost of Tsushmia (PS4) - all I can say is WOW

    On sale right now for $39! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BSKT43L/?tag=thefpsreview-20 I got this for Xmas. I didn't want to buy any more PS4 games personally with PS5 looming, but gifts are A-OK :) Anyway, I played for about 5 hours yesterday, on my old launch model PS4. Looks like today's...
  16. Asrock released the Ryzen 5000 cpu bios update!

    Finally! https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/X470%20Master%20SLIac/index.asp#BIOS Too bad the CPUs are nearly impossible to find right now. Right up there with PS5, 3080, etc etc. Maybe stock will start to trickle in during the next few months.
  17. Logitech Trackman Marble Trackball Mouse – Wired USB - Amazon $17

    For you trackball lovers out there. You know who you are. It's currently out of stock but you can back order it, says Jan 6 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F42MKG/?tag=thefpsreview-20 I also read somewhere about a free program called "marble scroll" to get around the lack of a scroll wheel...
  18. Cyberpunk 2077 reviews are trickling in...

    https://www.ign.com/articles/cyberpunk-2077-review IGN loved it... but then again they tend to rate on the high side. He indicated the PC version is riddled with bugs, but the review seems to indicate they didn't provide the 49gb day 1 patch to reviewers yet. “I’ve had important or emotional...
  19. I upgraded a Ryzen 1700 to 3700x on cheapo Asrock B350 mb!

    So my plex/video encode home "server" is/was a $50ish B350 Asrock matx board with a Ryzen 1700. This works fine for Plex, but video encodes/recodes are not the fastest. I picked up a sweet deal 3700x from a guy on Hardforum that had upgraded. The Asrock site said you had to flash TWICE, if...
  20. Hades. Where repeated deaths are just part of the game....

    I've been playing a lot of Hades this week. Got it for $10 from Epic (used a $10 coupon). I thought it would be like Diablo... but oh no. A roguelike game that plays like a twin stick shooter (I would skip the keyboard/mouse and go gamepad), where you have to start over every time you die...
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