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  1. For me it was the first time I played Morrowind. I remember being completely immersed and enveloped with everything about that game. I tried to play it again a couple years ago and it doesn't really feel the same, but back in the day it was a life changing experience. Same thing with Everquest.
  2. Looking for some folks to play Battlegrounds, Wild, Standard, or whatever with on Hearthstone. Add: rpcruab#1766 on Battlenet. Thanks!
  3. You folks helped me with my first build 7 years ago (https://pcpartpicker.com/user/rpcruab/saved/b8xcCJ) and although my first build has served me well, I've decided it's time to retire the setup and upgrade as the components are starting to age. Budget (including currency): $900 Country: USA Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Hopefully any currently available games and Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop Other details Already have Monitor / Windows / Peripherals. I am going to reuse my case so I will have to stick with Micro-ATX motherboards. The only must have for me is Wi-Fi on the mobo. I am open to any and all suggestions and am not set on AMD or any other component brand for that matter. Thanks! Here is my current faux-build: PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Walmart) Motherboard: MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($68.98 @ Amazon) Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.82 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO GAMING Video Card ($309.99 @ Walmart) Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($99.95 @ Amazon) Total: $878.71 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-29 10:38 EDT-0400
  4. If you were to list your choice for most dependable/durable brand, in a component specific list, what would your list look like? Example: PSU - Seasonic Storage - Samsung Motherboard - ASUS Etc... I would like to see what some seasoned opinions look like here, as it may play into a future build. Thanks!
  5. I've had the itch to upgrade for the last couple months. I am not very knowledgeable regarding component synergy and bottle necking, so I figured I would ask you folks. What's the weakest link? I have a feeling the graphics card should go first? Open to any and all suggestions. Thanks! CPU - Intel i7 4770k CPU cooler - Noctua UB9 SE2 GPU - EVGA GTX 760 superclocked w/ ACX cooler MOBO - ASUS Maximus VI Gene Memory - 16GB (2X8) Corsair Vengence LP 1600 SSD - Samsung 840 pro 128GB HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB PSU - Corsair HX850
  6. I like the expression and pose. I think that it could use a better crop without the foot cut out of frame (nitpicking). Half of your shirt is completely blown out and void of detail, although "high key" "high contrast" works in some situations. Would be cool to see some detail in the sky, but that can be super tough on sunny days when your are trying to expose for the subject. I think this shot would rock if you outpowered the sun/sky with an off-camera flash/strobe lighting the subject (you?) Seems like you are shooting a lot, maybe check out http://strobist.blogspot.com/ for some simple off camera lighting ideas to have fun with. You can buy some cheap vivitar 285's and some cheap transmitter/recievers off ebay and have a BLAST with that crap. Sorry for the rant...I've been up for almost 48 hours.
  7. Not overthinking it. :lol: Just engaging in an acitve discussion regarding the technical aspects of a photo...of course, in the end, it's all subjective anyways. :lol: I notice you post a lot in this thread and appreciate your enthusiasm and activity. Figured I could throw some ideas your way...(not trying to sound smug, just discussing stuff.)
  8. Hmmm. It's tack sharp where it should be...the eyes. Are you referring to the shallow depth of field? Sometimes I will employ a large aperture to give photos a certain effect. Shooting a 200mm lens at f/2.8 will often give you an inch or so of focus at portrait distances, which helps to isolate the subject from the background, (specifically the eyes, which are the "windows to the soul" and all that mumbo jumbo.) I love the way it blows everything out beyond your plane of focus, giving the photo an "oil painting" effect past your focal point.
  9. A little grainy and the selective coloring isn't consistent. Parts of the sweater and scarf are still monochrome. Love chopping peoples heads off.
  10. I use ODD's to burn data for clients. Why is it suggested I remove it?
  11. 5/10 I'm not trying to be rude, just giving my personal opinion. Looks like a random snapshot. It's exposed well and whatnot...just doesn't do anything for me.