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About tikker

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  • Interests
    Astronomy, electronics, computers and technology in general. I also dabble in calligraphy in my spare time.
  • Biography
    I'm an astronomer and in my free time I like to play around with electronics and computer related things.


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 7700K
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix Z270F Gaming
  • RAM
    GSKILL Trident Z 16GB@3200MHz
  • GPU
    Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti FE
  • Case
    Corsair Crystal 570X
  • Storage
    250 GB Crucial BX100 SSD + 2TB Seagate HDD + 1TB WD Green
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1000W
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG248QE 24"
  • Cooling
    Custom loop
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

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  1. Well do you need 1 TB of super fast storage (assuming you use M.2 to refer to NVMe drives) or do you need 2 TB of storage that doesn't need to be blazing fast.
  2. No. Just no. This is similar to the BS EA tried to pull with NBA 2k21. I'm slowly losing whatever sliver of hope I had left for a not-dystopian future where literally everything is riddled with ads. This also solidifies my choice not to buy a Quest I guess. Right. Who do they think will believe this lol. So in other words when you "buy" a Quest you're just putting in a down payment and paying for the rest of its live through ads. Do we own nothing anymore nowadays? This I absolutely hate. I had this with another company as well. I was pondering to buy it, but in the end
  3. Sleipnir if it comes out with 8 legs, but yeah given that one is called Artemis already continuing the Greek names might be nice.
  4. That still means nothing. Even if said motherboard is available through the entire EU, why would a Spanish company ripping an citizen off be EU business. That's something for local law. I also doubt LTT would try to pressure Spain, let alone the entire EU into doing something about it based on the experience of one customer. There's quite a difference between them ripping global entities Apple, Nvidia, Intel or AMD a new one compared to a local retailer and I imagine it would also be extremely risky to meddle in these affairs (if not for the simple reason that the entire world would start aski
  5. I'm not sure if we are even argueing about something here. We've either reached an impasse or are saying the same thing. I agree that games can be enjoyed on lower settings and I'm not contending that. What I am disagreeing with is that you are saying that if 90% of the time you play 3060 level games and 10% of the time 3080 level games, you should be fine with a 3060. That is false, because a 3060 will not suffice that 10% of the time. The fact that the majority of gamers are running 3060s tells you they are people like you. They play less demanding games, are fine with lower set
  6. Because your responses appear to keep refuting people wanting high end hardware and max settings are justified to want so by saying that we "literally don't need it", "older GPUs can run your games just fine" and that "you don't need the latest GPU". Those are only true under specific circumstances if the corresponding level of performance satisfies the gamer in question. Unfortunately a GPU isn't something where you rent a 3090 for one week to play your demanding AAA game and then go back to your 3060 to play Rocket League for the rest of the month. You are presenting this as "can get
  7. How else are you going to define what you need if not by what you want... This is like saying that you don't need $4000 to buy a $4000 car, but that you just want $4000 to buy a $4000 car. As you've said you don't want 4k@60 RTX on ultra settings, so no you don't need the higest end GPU. Someone else does so they do need the highest end GPU. If you want to talk "need" as something we need at our core for survival then bluntly said you should stop playing video games at all as you don't need your computer. Ray tracing is basically running a game on ultra settings, I don't know what you
  8. Because you can't play all of your games perfectly fine on less cutting edge hardware. Raytracing is a perfect recent example of that. The 2000 series introduced it and now the 3000 series is the generation that can comfortably do it. Your needs are different from my needs. As I said earlier, you are fine gaming at 1080p medium on a 770. Perhaps I want to game on 4k with RTX on and have a to me satisfactory framerate, so yes I need a 3080 for that.
  9. Same reason people do anything: because they want it. Person A want's expensive shoes, person B wants an expensive GPU, person C wants that legendary limited edition record from 20 years ago. But they aren't. The budget minded consumers are exactly the people that don't buy an expensive GPU. Moreover they are especially the ones getting screwed in times where even 3060s go for what the 3080 should have cost. That's why the "is it necessary" argument doesn't work. We're no longer at the point where we consider "do I want to pay $700 more to get a 3090 instead of a 3080", we're at
  10. Yes: you don't need or want the latest card, because you are content with 60 FPS at 1080p low/med or whatever. Others may want 120 FPS at 4k high and hence do need or want that top of the line model. Scalpers are part of the reason why these things cost this much in the first place. Again, just because you are fine with 1080p low settings on a 770, others want a different experience and therefore want the powerful card. This is like me seeing you buy nice shoes and asking you is that ultimately necessary? Why do you buy a $200 pair of shoes when a $20 pair does just fine.
  11. Just to add the results of a 1080 will pretty much apply to any lower card in the same or better fashion. If the result is that a 1080 doesn't suffer from 8x bandwidth a weaker 1050 Ti will surely see no negative effect from it.
  12. Because different titles work differently and have their individual needs. The engine for say Red Dead Redemption needs to be good at rendering open world environments. It needs to do it quickly so stuff load in on time for you to not see a gaping hole where the floor should be. On the other hand, if you take Resident Evil's RE Engine you may find it not to be suitable for those type of games as it is made for the constrained and semi-open world at best style games. I'll call your game (or my code for that matter...) unoptimised if it, for example, runs badly or similarly on both low e
  13. Loop order doesn't matter. Your main benefit will come from the extra radiator and changing intake to exhaust or vice versa. I would switch the 360 mm radiator to intake. It seems more beneficial to me to cool the big rad with cool outside air versus the smaller one.
  14. Yeah it fell a bit short there. I got quite a bunch of weapons that seemed nice stat wise, but in the end the stronger weapon was simply better. The specific weaknesses were much better applied through talismans than inherent bonuses. Armor (as usual in these) is even more useless as everything will kill you anyway if you mess up once late game.
  15. Upgrades for weapons/armor you mean? Yeah that confused the hell out of me as well. It doesn't help that the game gives basically zero explanation either, so I had to look it all up online. In the end I didn't really bother with the smith though. I just equipped whatever had stronger attack and that seems to have served well. The online consensus also seemed to be all the upgrade stuff isn't really worth it until NG+.