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My relationship with GPUs, and why a $250 NIC is more relevant than a $250 GPU

…is a pretty unique one. Let me explain.   When I was a child, I would entertain myself with all sorts of PC games. My favourites were old ones – usually, they were W2K-compatible – including RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, Age of Empires I and II, Pharaoh/Cleopatra, Caesar III, and a few other ones I can’t remember. As I grew older, I started programming, and gradually outgrew video games; the more I learned about computers, the less interest I had in games.     Throughout

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Setting up an e-mail server, my first experience in the wild with web development, and my place in the PC enthusiast community

Today I’d like to go over a couple little adventures I’ve had recently; if you would like to read then that would be wonderful! Go ahead and dive in.   Since a few days ago, I had been negotiating wtih this Indian dude about some forum software he wanted set up and tailored. He wanted this loading bar effect or that tiled category system, and I was up next to take a whack at implementing it – for $200 USD no less. Originally though I had given him an up-front quote of half that, and as

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So I had a dream last night...

Some friend of mine had a GTX 980 Ti with a black aftermarket cooler, and let me borrow it to benchmark Minecraft. Shit was strange because the thing wasn't even plugged in via PCIe, but I ran the game anyway and got an insanely stable (almost constant) 99 FPS that would flicker to 100 FPS every so often.   I wanted to benchmark it to compare it to a Zotac 660 Ti I saw on eBay (not in the dream) that I was going to buy (in the dream), since according to Octavialicious 600-series cards perform

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