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star_pilot475

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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from BobThePCMaker in Any Changes to part list?   
    For less than $50 more...
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor $67.85 @ OutletPC Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $64.99 @ Newegg Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $59.89 @ OutletPC Storage Team - MS30 128 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $21.77 @ OutletPC Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg Case DIYPC - P48 ATX Mid Tower Case $33.95 @ Newegg Power Supply EVGA - BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.89 @ OutletPC   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total (before mail-in rebates) $493.33   Mail-in rebates -$45.00   Total $448.33   Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-12 08:40 EDT-0400    
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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from Votivee in What does gas/petrol cost where you're located?   
    Hey that’s where I am too! Not that far upstate but about 30 minutes from the border! Prices are the same here.
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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from TechyBen in 1-2 Switch Switch - Nintendo Releases reasonably priced Nintendo Switch Lite   
    I feel the same way. I NEVER play video games while I’m out of the house. When I’m out, it’s because I’m busy. A home console would be a great idea for the next switch. 
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    star_pilot475 reacted to Ithanul in Best / Preferred PC hardware manufacturers?   
    I never chose by manufacturers.  Instead, I research several parts by different manufacturers and pick the one that will do the job.
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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from Kaloob in Experiences with non-techies   
    This is what happens in my area too! Some idiot is trying to sell a GTX 770 for $150 USD.
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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from TVwazhere in Best recent Star Wars movie?   
    I totally agree. Rogue One told a story that needed to be told, without ruining any of the characters from the originals. 
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    star_pilot475 reacted to AndreiArgeanu in Experiences with non-techies   
    Not really a story but I just hate every person who overestimates the worth of whatever piece of tech they are selling, and when you tell them that it's actually worth much less they all turn arrogant and become irritating. 
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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from Ithanul in 1-2 Switch Switch - Nintendo Releases reasonably priced Nintendo Switch Lite   
    I agree...come holiday season every kid’s gonna have one of these. 
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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from Trippsy in Trident Z addressable RGB?   
    Yep you can change it 
    https://gskill.com/en/download/view/trident-z-rgb-control
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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from BobThePCMaker in Wifi adaptor   
    Ok (if it’s not built yet I’d swap the mobo) 
     
    this would be better for $13 more 
    https://www.newegg.com/asus-pce-ac55bt-b1-pci-express/p/N82E16833320333?item=N82E16833320333
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    star_pilot475 reacted to HanZie82 in Wifi adaptor   
    You shouldve put your motherboard info in there too, so we (you could do it yourself too) could check if it would support USB3. 
    If it does everything will work as advertised. Is you only have USB2 it will still work but a little slower, if you would notice that is another discussion alltogether.

    80%+ chances it will work perfectly and is compatable with all your hardware, but if not just return it like @star_pilot475 said.
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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from HanZie82 in Wifi adaptor   
    Most likely it will work. If not, just return it. 
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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from BobThePCMaker in Wifi adaptor   
    Most likely it will work. If not, just return it. 
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    star_pilot475 reacted to GilmourD in Experiences with non-techies   
    Lots of "training" videos from the past refer to it as such, sadly. In a roundabout way it IS probably the easiest way to explain it to luddites. It is a unit that's central and performs the processing. Lots of people elevate the importance of the monitor, mouse, keyboard, and other peripherals (in very different ways than we gamers) that causes confusion.
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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from 2Buck in 1-2 Switch Switch - Nintendo Releases reasonably priced Nintendo Switch Lite   
    I feel the same way. I NEVER play video games while I’m out of the house. When I’m out, it’s because I’m busy. A home console would be a great idea for the next switch. 
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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from XR6 in 1-2 Switch Switch - Nintendo Releases reasonably priced Nintendo Switch Lite   
    I agree...come holiday season every kid’s gonna have one of these. 
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    star_pilot475 reacted to Pascal... in 1-2 Switch Switch - Nintendo Releases reasonably priced Nintendo Switch Lite   
    lol Best ad for a Game Console ever  ??
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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from IAmAndre in 1-2 Switch Switch - Nintendo Releases reasonably priced Nintendo Switch Lite   
    I agree...come holiday season every kid’s gonna have one of these. 
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    star_pilot475 reacted to Commodus in 1-2 Switch Switch - Nintendo Releases reasonably priced Nintendo Switch Lite   
    It's just what many people have wanted, and it's probably going to sell like hotcakes.
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    star_pilot475 reacted to ZXR in 1-2 Switch Switch - Nintendo Releases reasonably priced Nintendo Switch Lite   
    looks even more like a kids toy now. 
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    star_pilot475 reacted to Bitter in Experiences with non-techies   
    Hey, at least they know that much. A win is a win.
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    star_pilot475 reacted to Gegger in Experiences with non-techies   
    very common, sadly
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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from alatron978 in New GPU for bottlenecked PC   
    @fluffymarksman

    wait for third party Radeon RX 5700xts...
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    star_pilot475 reacted to zweilinkehaende in Thread for Linus Tech Tips Video Suggestions   
    Topic: A double blind study if people can tell the difference between 1080p, 4k and 8k at different distances and pixel densities.
     
    Motivation: 8k seems to become the new selling feature on the highest tier of TVs, even though many people claim that you shouldn't even be able to tell the difference between 1080p and 4k at traditional TV sizes and viewing distances. The claimed reason is that the distance between pixels projected on the retina becomes smaller than the distance between photoreceptive cells. Example:
    But human vision is not that simple (1 pixel --> 1 photoreceptive cell), it instead works by integrating the signals of many different photoreceptors, so while the image might not get measurably sharper, people might still be able to tell the difference because 8k seems more natural or something vague like that. (light from 2 pixels hits 3 photoreceptive cells for example and the difference in activation level is processed into the image in your mind, for example)
     
    Testing this out would be a nice opportunity to show off cool tech in any case, could save people (or peoples less tech savy relatives) a lot of money (if you can't tell the difference), or be an opportunity for TV manufaturers (possible sponsors) to prove "the haters" wrong (if you can tell the difference). In the end you could lets the 8k TV "stretch it's legs" and turn on all the special features if you want to show other benefits of that class of TVs.
     
    Setup: Three calibrated TVs of equal size, brightness, refresh rate, and contrast (alternatively 1 tv set at different resolutions, but that could lead to scaling problems, since the TVs built-in scaler will upscale the image, right?) with the same or concealed stands and bezels set up by group 1, group 2 is saying what resolution they think the TV is (no approaching the screen closer than the defined distance by groups 2 and 3 obviously) and group 3 is recording. Only group 1 knows which TV is which, but isn't directly involved in the experiment, thus making this a double-blind setup, so the results should hold up to scrutiny. 8k footage prescaled to the different native resolutions is played on the TVs.
     
    Optional Bonus Points: vary the viewing distance (screen size is irrelevant since it just translates to different viewing distances.
     
    Summary: This would be interesting for anyone in the market for a TV, or monitor (you already did a video on 4k monitors, so testing monitors too might not be worth the effort, since 8k is mostly a selling point on TVs anyway).
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    star_pilot475 got a reaction from jerubedo in 1000 dollar gaming pc   
    Similar to what others have mentioned but here’s another option. (Slightly over budget) 
     
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.00 @ B&H Motherboard MSI - MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $159.99 @ Newegg Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg Storage Team - MS30 256 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $22.99 @ Newegg Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB Red Dragon Video Card $299.99 @ Newegg Case Phanteks - P300 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon Power Supply Cooler Master - MWE Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg Monitor AOC - C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $179.98 @ Amazon   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total (before mail-in rebates) $1096.92   Mail-in rebates -$20.00   Total $1076.92   Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-09 15:55 EDT-0400    
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