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  1. will look at the model. enterprise is mostly a not wanting drive failure and really the budget is more self imposed here money really isn't much of an issue i just care more about longevity for data
  2. any suggestions on a model number for synologoy? as to shucking open to it but want enterprise drives so unsure if that would something i would find in external drives. currently running all WD gold drives in my machines for the spinning rust.
  3. I am looking to finally have an active backup. currently abotu once a quarter I backup my machines the old fashioned way. hook up a hard drive via usb3 and clone my main drives for machines. along with folders from hard drives liek photo backups. I am thinking about getting a little NAS to backup machines in the event of a loss of a machine or drive. I know very little on the NAS front, more of just an individual machine builder so I am not to big to admit when I am out of my depth. current plan is an ASUSTOR AS1004T and throw 2 6TB drives in for now and maybe a few more if needed later (liking the idea of later making it a raid 5 setup but for now this seems like a good use. I am trying to keep the solution below $1k and am currently well below that but I am prioritizing ease of setup and me not having to intervene over other features. I will be backing up 3 machines to it and maybe interested in cloud access to some storage when away from the house but that is about it. Any advice on if this is a good solution or a better solution would be appreciated. I am unsure if it helps or matters but my networks is all through an ASUS AC66U Router 2 computers hard lined, 1 wifi
  4. Been out of the HDD game for a while so not sure on latest brands/tech beyond "look at speed cache and drive size" Looking to create a 4-8 Tb hard drive "bench" to transfer steam games not in use to and then put them back on my 2Tb SSD if I want to revisit or resume them to save on time of downloading it again. currently leaning towards a 8tb WD gold at $267 but am open to suggestions/reasoning to buy a different one and/or avoid the wd gold or get another drive. I can probably still pull this off at 4tb so if its significantly cheaper I might be open there IE 4tb bench and maybe throw in another 2tb ssd as a kind of middle ground to the 2 tb nvme main drive for games i sometimes play but not often or park them there before deciding to archive them in the spinning rust. I also liek the idea of the 4tb toshiba x300 for $109 for the idea of that plus a 2tb ssd... but i know nothing about toshiba drives.
  5. If available look for prep pads, they are usually available in most drug stores. they are just a small piece of gauze with the ISP already on them used to clean a spot before a needle, i find them convenient for cpu cleaning as you just open the package and clean the cpu thermal compound off and throw it all away. that said in a bind i would say a bit of alcohol like said above, high proof vodka or grain alcohol on a napkin would work.
  6. I doubt Nvidia makes a 2080 ti super unless AMD comes up with a compelling competitor for it. If they do I would expect a slightly cut down RTX Titan, though I bet they are loathe to do that as it would partially invalidate the RTX titan.
  7. you seem to keep ignoring that the razer phone was only $600 compared to other flagships it was a good deal. You can say all you want that the ram and specs are wasted but if its giving me a better lag free experience i really don't care if its all being utilized. when i do game on my phone or watch content I only care that the screen looks good and there is no appreciable lag. what matters is user experience and of all the phones i tried a the time this one felt best and i have the income where honestly saving a few hundred for a worse experience is not a worthwhile tradeoff. If i were a student or making a lower wage that priority might change but as somebody 10 years into a good career... yea no reason to compromise at the price delta... now when I look at the Note 10 max and such that is when things change... this is $1.1k now we are getting closer to the is this twice as good as some of its competitors money. I used to be a note user up to the Note 7 thing but then as prices went up I decided the performance (at the time) vs a one plus was not worth it)
  8. I play apex legends too, on my 2070 I have all the settings cranked and am usually at the 120+fps. only in heavy action points will it dip and even then i rarely see the fps counter dip into the 90's usually in normal combat i will drop to 110ish admittedly I have better cooling and a pretty significant overclock. I chose the MSI duke because ti came with the binned 400-A chips which overclock much better.
  9. I have a RTX 2070 MSI Duke overclocked and it runs everything i have thrown at it for 1440p ~144hz rarely see dips below 100 fps. Only exception is games with RTX like battlefield V when running RTX it drops into the 60-80 fps range
  10. given those MSI X470 GAMING PLUS https://www.anandtech.com/show/12990/the-msi-x470-gaming-plus-review/8
  11. how is it double the price? compared to comparable flagship phones it was a pretty good deal. and while i do only use the gaming feature sometimes I am watching media on it constantly at work so yea the nice big screen was totally worth the price. $600 for a phone I will use for probably 2 years seemed reasonable and given how many hours I spend on my device its very justifiable for me to spend that on a good device. (admittedly cross shopped with the Galaxy note but that one was harder to justify on cost.
  12. are there programs that will claim to do so? yes. but i don't know a better way to put this than "you cannot push a button an add 2x the pixels to the area" its a hardware thing based on physical pixels preset. the software solutions really will just downscale the image and decide what to show and what not to show on said pixels and things will still look ~the same except distorted
  13. at least it comes with a stand per the picture.
  14. I have a Razer phone 2. the 120hz screen is great. several titles do actually use it, heck the razer site has a list of all the 120hz compatible games to sue... that said vs 60 fps on mobile its hard to see a huge difference. I do not hold it near my face but rather at a conformable arms length distance. It does get hot but takes about 20-30 min to get uncomfortable and even then I rarely hit that time as gaming usually only happens on it for a few min at a time when waiting for things like a dentist appointment or dr appointment (i have 3 kids so need to wait on lots of things like that)
  15. competition is good for the consumer. I am currently using EGS mostly as a means to encourage competition. I am still watching steam sales and activating humble bundles but for anything on EGS if the same price I will buy it there. Ideally i would love a world where we might have some reason to choose one store for a title over the other like... rather than valve takign 30% off the top they say "ok you make your $42 you woudl make from selling a 59.95 game and instead sell ti for $50 on our platform" then EGS says " sell it for $49 on out platform and you get $45 of that etc. will studios are making more $ and consumers are paying less $