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    Outriders (Squeenix looter shooter)

    Releasing a major patch on a Friday before a 4 day holiday weekend for employees has to be one of the dumbest gaming game dev decisions I've ever seen.
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    Outriders (Squeenix looter shooter)

    Yeah, and armor stacking doesn't seem to help that much. I was doing carries for two others on 15s pre patch with ease. Now I often die quite a bit when trying to carry one in a 14. It isn't just the elites either.
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    Outriders (Squeenix looter shooter)

    I've now capped drop pods on my techno so many times that I no longer really have anything to use them on. I buy everything I can, pretty much cap resources, and upgrade gear for all my other classes. I haven't needed any upgrades on him since the day after I unlocked 15s, and I regularly do...
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    Outriders (Squeenix looter shooter)

    Techno is by far the easiest to push end game content with. It is one of the few that requires zero legendaries. I can carry two other people to gold in tier 15 expeditions. Meanwhile, my dev and pyro struggle to finish a 14 gold while trying to farm legendaries for set bonuses. Trickster is...
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    Outriders (Squeenix looter shooter)

    I unlocked T15s last night on my techno and was pretty comfortably farming gold 15s after taking 5 minutes to craft. The key is to save blues and greens with the three stats your class needs, then level them to 50 before upgrading to epic. Farming the hauras hunt is a great way to get blues to...
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    Outriders (Squeenix looter shooter)

    Well rolled blue drops can actually be better than having an epic drop. The three stat bonuses stay when upgrading to epic, and you can choose one of three offered mods for the second mod slot that gets added when upgrading.
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    Lucky... My RMA with MSI was a disaster. I sent it in January and it took like 7 weeks and the replacement they sent was DOA. They were supposed to expedite the second one, but that also took a month.
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    Outriders (Squeenix looter shooter)

    Greenmangaming has it for 47.99 when logged in.
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    Path of Exile

    Inquisitor can hit 100% crit pretty easily now after the changes. Disintigrater also gives free battlemage. I'm running a diamond flask to cap crit for now, but with more points and better gear it would be capped without it. Between knockback on the cyclone, fortify on every hit, and some leech...
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    Path of Exile

    I wanted to try one more build before giving up on the league and made a Bladefall/Bladeblast Inquisitor and hated the playstyle. I searched POE for something to blow my regrets on and found this gem...
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    Bitcoins/Litecoins/Virtual Currencies

    Yeah, memory junction was definitely throttling. 106 is supposed to be max safe, but the company that makes it supposedly has that memory type rated at 98 max. I use afterburner to set a mining profile. 64% power, -200 core clock, +1150 memory clock, 95% fan. That is close to what most people...
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    Bitcoins/Litecoins/Virtual Currencies

    What temp is your memory junction at while mining stock? Mine actually went down by undervolting power and overclocking memory. The major problem with leaving it totally stock is the fans are based on main GPU temp, but it is actually the memory junction that is usually thermal throttling...
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    Bitcoins/Litecoins/Virtual Currencies

    What tweaking have you done to the card? With my 3080 I average over 96 MH/s now on nicehash, and could go higher if I wasn't more conservative with my tuning. When I first started with stock settings my card was thermal throttling due to the memory junction temp.
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    Black Desert

    Sounds like you still want to go with the normal season gear upgrades if you have time, as they are slightly better. The new trade in is one time per family?
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    Black Desert

    Yeah, the graphics and animations are really well done. They also did a great job with the towns/world with things going on that make it feel a lot more immersive than a lot of other games. As far as complexity it really is the POE of MMORPGS.
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    I've had my 3080 mining off and on for about a month now with a net of about $200. Mostly overnight with a pretty conservative clock. I just click a few buttons to start/stop and change afterburner profile. 1 year full warranty so I'm not overly concerned about issues in that time, and if it...
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    Black Desert

    Thanks! I didn't know about that NPC near him (Ellie). I saw quite a few things for 1 silver, but no exp scrolls (assuming I am looking at the correct one)?
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    Black Desert

    On the season server how much of the buff/enhancement stuff should I be saving? I had read some of the skill stuff should be saved, but I really have no clue on if these other minor enhancement things should be used immediately or banked. Any suggestions on a solid starting class for when this...
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    I would advise getting the upgrade to water cooling if you do get an alienware. The biggest complaint on their current systems seems to be CPU thermals with their cases, and it is only $40 for the upgrade. Deals on them have been popping up on slickdeals.net fairly often.
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    3090 for $3500 is the only one that is actually in stock for same day ship. It has been that way since I had started looking in early February. For custom they are stating an extra 2 weeks for 3070, and an extra 6 weeks for a 3080. If you go to their reddit it is all over the place for actual...
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    I was kind of in the same boat. I wanted to build my own, but any graphics card was so difficult to try to find it was looking like a full time job playing the lottery just to get one. I almost pulled the trigger on a Alienware, but after doing some research I found they use a lot of...
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    I'm not sure where you got that info from. Other than the power supply it is all name brand components. The 3080 system is a Lian Li case, Asus Rog Strix Z-490E Gaming Mobo, Asus TUF 3080, Cooler Master AIO water cooler, GSkill Ram, and WD NVME drive. I've had the ram with XMP enabled without...
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    Dell discounts and upgrades vary wildly depending on the agent you talk to. I've seen $500 swings in prices and even more in upgrade values on the same day with different agents. Their RTX cards are custom with 2 fans from what I've seen, but I also haven't seen any complaints about thermals...
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    Playstation 5

    Check out www.slickdeals.net for Playstation Plus deals. It has been under $30 for a year pretty regularly.
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    Playstation 5

    Just got one too. If you don't get it, try again as soon as the next drop happens (every 10 minutes). Was able to get one in the cart every time, but never got past the final stage until this last drop.
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    This doesn't seem like a bad deal given current 3080 availability. I almost pulled the trigger last time Dell had a 3080 deal, but ended up driving 3 hours to get the one from microcenter...
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    Nicehash seems to be the easiest way to get started. Just make sure you plug in your electric rates to get net profit. I've been doing it a few days with a 3080 at about $12 per day (running the miner 18ish hours per day). It could be higher but I went conservative on the fan speeds and power...
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    Gaming and general purpose monitors

    Thanks for the info on that one. I was hoping to pick up today, but may try to order that depending on how huge the 32" curved looks in store. 32" curved vs 27" flat is what I'm not sure on. For curved 32" the AOC seems pretty decent.
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    Gaming and general purpose monitors

    I'm looking at a few different monitors. Is 32" curved too big for FPS games? Opinions on curved in general? Looking at one of these, but open to suggestions (keeping it under $400)...
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    It looks like the 3060 is potentially going to launch at the end of the month selling at $200 over MSRP. This is bonkers. I'm seriously considering just pulling the trigger on a Microcenter built PC even though it is a 2 hour drive. i9-10900kf, RTX 3080, 32GB 3600mhz ram, 1tb m2 for $2,500. I'd...
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    Desktop Computers

    Yes. Last month a 3070 where I am at would have hit about $250ish net going 24/7. Gaming time would obviously cut into that. Napkin math would put it at about $0.35 per hour.
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    I'm reading that if you do live chat you can still get the deal for $30 more. They actually "sold out" through people doing that with chat the last few days. I don't think anyone actually got the deal via the website. It looks like upgrading the cpu cooler to liquid for $50 is highly...
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    Desktop Computers

    From what I'm seeing a 3070 would net about $200-250 a month right now? Seems worth it for little effort, and a big reason why I've looked at upping my budget.
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    Thanks for the info! Not really feasible unless I knew when/how often they come in stock. I'll have to do some digging to see how to get some notice.
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    I don't have a microcenter close, but I do have relatives/friends near one. I've been looking for a week and have not seen a single 3070/3080 in stock at the three I've been looking at.
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    Anyone have any guess at all as to when availability of the 3070/3080 will be increasing? Are we talking a month or two, or late summer? I posted in the desktop thread that I was originally looking to build a budget system, but now I'm leaning towards blowing up my budget and going with a 3070...
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    Desktop Computers

    I may just blow up the budget and try to build/buy a 3070 or 3080 system and attempt some mining on the side to recoup some of the cost. Right now it looks worth it, but I haven't researched crypto mining enough to know if the current rates are sustainable. It is slim pickings for a 3070 or 3080...
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    Desktop Computers

    Coupon wouldn't work when I went to look at it. I've resigned myself to waiting a month or two while attempting to build myself, or hoping a deal with ibuypower or similar comes out. I'm kind of conflicted between an amd or intel processor. This seems like a decent deal.. if only they had a...
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    Desktop Computers

    Boy did I pick the wrong time to build a new budget PC for my kid (well not so much picked as it is his birthday coming up). I was hoping to build a system in the $600 range, but I can't even find a entry level video card in stock at a reasonable price. I'm open to any and all suggestions on a...
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    Path of Exile

    Gryph's burning witch build is actually pretty fun. I love Cyclone builds, and this one is Cyclone CoC VD. One of my previous favorite builds was his CwC VD using scold's, and this scales a lot better. Even with just the bare minimums to get it working it has been surprisingly strong.