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    dizmo got a reaction from Louie Friesen in Best wireless gaming mouse without Omron switches   
    If that's the one you want to go for. @TheChromaBristlenose made a very good point about the fact the mice you've had have been Logitech. I've only owned one Logitech mouse, and it was only used while browsing, not gaming, so it's usage would be far, far lower than any of my other mice. I'd probably try a different brand.
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    dizmo got a reaction from CommanderAlex in 6800XT priced too high?   
    I'd still go Nvidia. Their drivers are usually better, and the $50 price increase as you said isn't that much at that price point.
    Plus if you do, or plan to do any kind of streaming Nvidia's Broadcast suite is pretty amazing.
    I mean, when you're building a PC at that price point, if you can't squeeze another $50, you're really shopping beyond your means.
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    dizmo got a reaction from Kilrah in 6800XT priced too high?   
    I'd still go Nvidia. Their drivers are usually better, and the $50 price increase as you said isn't that much at that price point.
    Plus if you do, or plan to do any kind of streaming Nvidia's Broadcast suite is pretty amazing.
    I mean, when you're building a PC at that price point, if you can't squeeze another $50, you're really shopping beyond your means.
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    dizmo got a reaction from Blindsay in 6800XT priced too high?   
    I'd still go Nvidia. Their drivers are usually better, and the $50 price increase as you said isn't that much at that price point.
    Plus if you do, or plan to do any kind of streaming Nvidia's Broadcast suite is pretty amazing.
    I mean, when you're building a PC at that price point, if you can't squeeze another $50, you're really shopping beyond your means.
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    dizmo reacted to TheChromaBristlenose in Best wireless gaming mouse without Omron switches   
    OP - you notice another common denominator with all the mice you listed as having issues? They're all Logitech mice. Reason why double-clicks happen on these products is because Logitech obstinately refuses to use the proper voltage/current that Omron specifies for their switches, instead running them on microloads that eventually damage the contacts. This is why many other companies can use Omron switches and have no issues for several years, whereas Logitech is still plagued with complaints.
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    dizmo reacted to Arika S in Nvidia Sold $175 Million Worth of GeForce RTX 30 GPUs To Crypto Miners   
    says who?
     
    Miners are customers too. Why are "gamers" more entitled to new GPUs than anyone else?
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    dizmo got a reaction from Louie Friesen in Best wireless gaming mouse without Omron switches   
    It should be fine if you're not abusing it over a period of time like that.
    If you're really that worried about it, get the mouse from MemoryExpress and get the 4 year IPR.
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    dizmo got a reaction from whm1974 in 12 foot Monolith found in Utah.   
    1cm is unusually thick. Where did you get that number from? I didn't see that listed anywhere. So, realistically, you're probably looking at half, if not less than that for weight. It would only take maybe 6 people to lift that, so not hard at all. Welding gear, while not light, can easily be rolled around. The problems you're talking about really aren't that complicated to overcome.
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    dizmo got a reaction from whm1974 in 12 foot Monolith found in Utah.   
    It's most likely just someone's art installation that they left there, waiting for someone to find.
    I don't see it being alien. There's no real reason for it. If it was important, they'd simply hide it and we'd never know.
     
    Art, most likely.
    There will always be conspiracy theorists. They'd be even more off their rockers when it was found out that they'd removed it secretly.
    That, or some artists vision, or a combination of both.
     
    For example I was installing dry wall in a unit above a garage. They were over their allowable floor space, so one of the smaller rooms that has a small window in it had to be sealed off and left unused. I was bored and having finished lunch early, I constructed a family, including pets, out of some of the scrap, put it in the room with a note asking why they'd been left there, and finished sealing off the room. When someone looks through that window when they're cleaning off the roof/installing lights/reshingling they're going to have quite a "wtf" reaction.
    Pick up trucks are a thing. Especially in the US.
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    dizmo reacted to Moonzy in How do I take such photos?   
    she should first see if the phone is applying any "AI" Bokeh effect on her photo. because that's what it is
    most phones do it automatically nowadays
     
    maybe try a different camera app?
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    dizmo reacted to mahyar in Which one is better for gaming ?   
    3600
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    dizmo got a reaction from Phoned_ in Why Apple Silicon is exciting even if you dislike Apple   
    Your middle point is entirely Apple based. So. I'll just ignore that one, as it kind of goes against your title.
    It's interesting, for sure, but I don't think the industry will have to match it, and it'll be interesting to see how many companies choose to code for Apple's decisions.
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    dizmo reacted to Commodus in Do you think things were better before (circa the turn of the millennia)?   
    I don't know why people here are saying "look at the Boeing 737 Max, air travel is less safe!"
     
    Do people forget what flights were like in the '90s and earlier? When safety systems weren't nearly as robust, and when airport security was too lax? I'm not a big fan of modern security theater at airports, but things were so loose pre-2001 that I'm surprised bombings didn't happen weekly.
     
    The 737 Max flaw was tragic and entirely avoidable. But we're overall in a much better position for flight safety than we were 20 years ago.
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    dizmo reacted to Godlygamer23 in Do you think things were better before (circa the turn of the millennia)?   
    We may have different perspectives as I live in the States right now, and I haven't really been out of state all that much. I feel like this is still too broad of a scope, as transportation is a very generic word. When I used it, I was truly being inclusive of all transportation items. While pollution is definitely a concern, even with electric cars, pollution is still an issue as in a lot of areas, electrical energy is generated from burning fossil fuels. So I don't know if we can really include it as part of the discussion - most of our energy generation really is from fossil fuels, at least here in the states. 
     
    While you're complaining about seats being awful, I think you're also too focused on one thing. Our engines are more efficient than when cars were first created, while making significantly more power. We have heated seats, air conditioning, heaters, electric starters, safety features, etc. As far as the danger is concerned, that can be applied to many things. Even doing something as simple as boiling water can be used in a hostile fashion. 
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    dizmo got a reaction from Coolmaster in Looking to Upgrade   
    Threadripper isn't meant for gaming. If you want something high end just go with the 5800x. 
     
    Nvidia is coming out with the same CPU/GPU stuff AMD has. It also only adds 1% to 2% to the performance in most titles so I wouldn't even consider it in your buying decision. 
     
    1000w should be plenty, as long as it's a quality unit. You can check the LTT PSU Tier List, pick from the first section. 
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    dizmo got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in Secret lab chairs 2021 release date?   
    Gaming chairs are a joke. They're copies of car racing seats, which aren't designed for proper ergonomics (the ones they copy at least, they're the bottom of the barrel), they're designed to keep you in place. As has been mentioned, save up and get a proper chair. 
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    dizmo reacted to kelvinhall05 in Do you think things were better before (circa the turn of the millennia)?   
    $10 says OP was born in the early 2000s, never actually experienced anything from the 90s that he's saying is so good, and is just spouting nonsense based on 90s music videos and other peoples' nostaligic memories.
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    dizmo reacted to minibois in Do you think things were better before (circa the turn of the millennia)?   
    I don't think 'things' were better (or even worse), but I do think it might have been better for me, just by the virtue of not being an adult during those times.
    While certain hobbies have become different, I don't think there are any less ways for people to show their creativity nowadays, because of all the readily available and easily understandable information out there.
     
    Sure, it's easy to look back to all the good things and think "man how come things aren't that good nowadays", but I think that's not always accurate, since people seem to remember the good things way more than the bad things, making stuff possibly appear better than it used to be.
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    dizmo reacted to Hans Christian | Teri in Secret lab chairs 2021 release date?   
    Chairs are not like graphicscards or CPUs, they're chairs. Gaming chairs basically haven't changed the past 10 years, they're just as awful as they always have been. Buy a quality office chair instead, your back will thank you, and you will be much happier in the long run.
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    dizmo got a reaction from AlwaysFSX in AMD Launch- Another lack of product   
    Surprise surprise. I laugh at the people that thought it'd be better than Nvidias, though honestly I didn't think it'd actually be worse. Some retailers in Canada that got 3000 series stock didn't get any AMD GPUs, and they're not even taking back orders like they were for Nvidia...they have no idea when they're getting more. That's a real bad sign, and honestly, pretty disappointing coming from AMD, a company that only launches their reference series at launch. Technically they should have even more supply, as they have fewer board partners to worry about.
     
    I don't think physical manufacturing is that easy to ramp up. At least not as far as chip production is concerned. Most of the fabs don't have extra capacity, and it's not like you can just go build another fab, that takes years.
    It's not only fanboys though. There's lots of people looking to buy cards this time of year, it's usually the best time to build a new PC regardless if you care about a particular brand or not.
    Far from it.
    Those are only created because of poor supply. Also, because of this, people that might have otherwise kept it just sell it because, why not? You're getting twice the money for something that you can just buy later on, like a normal person. The issue is supply, and those that are willing to pay the higher price.
    That makes no sense. No company wants to have something that everyone wants, that they can't sell.
    It's only exclusive if it has limited stock and that limited stock stays that way, which is not the case here.
    As has already been said, that's a very, very small percentage of the market. Look at the Steam Hardware survey. What's the top GPU? Nothing current. For 6 places.
    It's not even from the 3000 series. It's a 2000 series entry level card. Those generally aren't people that upgrade every generation.
    How did Nvidia abandon the market? They haven't. They just don't have supply. Just like AMD doesn't have supply. That statement really makes no sense at all.
    Smells like someone has AMD stock and is trying to assert a narrative.
    It's not hard to gather if you look into Steam Surveys and such.
    Also, forums are a horrible way to gauge anything. It's a group of enthusiasts, and a very narrow one at that. Most of my friends game, most of them have pretty high end rigs, and I'm the only one that goes onto forums. Forum goers are a very small pool of an already small market.
    The yields for Samsung really aren't that bad though, and it would depend more on capacity than yields. IE if Samsung is putting out 1,000 chips and 300 are bad vs TSMC putting out 600 and 100 are bad. You're still getting more. TSMC supplies many other vendors, and I don't think Samsung does as much.
     
    I've always hated how AMD only releases their reference cards first.
    Sounds more like the vendor you bought it from was just selling stock they didn't actually have, hoping that they'd be able to get the stock and ship it before you asked for a refund. Linus commented on something similar to this when he worked at NCIX.
     
    Most places will let you back order an Nvidia card, and you'll get it a few weeks later. This isn't true for AMD. That shows to a larger stock issue.
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    dizmo got a reaction from Slayerking92 in Google Assistant vs Alexa?   
    You'd think that would have been one of the first things they added...
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    dizmo got a reaction from boggy77 in Cousin has asked for some help with his build   
    This is my suggestion:
     
    PCPartPicker Part List
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($179.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($114.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Team MS30 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE Video Card  ($457.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Monitor: Asus TUF Gaming VG24VQ 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  ($249.99 @ Staples)
    Total: $1337.92
     
     
    It's a little over budget, but check out Black Friday sales and you should be able to squeak in just under.
    Basically the same build @boggy77 came up with, with some slight changes and pure SSD storage and a 144hz VA monitor.
    You could add the video card he picked, I'm not sure how much of a performance hit you'd take, or if your cousin is willing to OC the difference. It'd save about $75.
     
    Wait for Black Friday though, and go through the sales on Memory Express. I've always shaved a couple to a few hundred dollars on builds that way.
     
    You can download Windows and use it for free. You just have the small watermark in the corner.
    Just tell him that's how KSi rocks his.
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    dizmo got a reaction from Tristerin in PC building is frustrating and tiring..   
    If it worked in the shop, and didn't work when you got it home, that tells me that it's something you're doing yourself.
    Have you tried a different outlet?
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    dizmo reacted to boggy77 in Cousin has asked for some help with his build   
    not a bad list, but you can do better
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $279.99 @ Staples Motherboard ASRock B550M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $102.92 @ Vuugo Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg Canada Storage Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Newegg Canada Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Newegg Canada Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE BE Video Card $371.99 @ Newegg Canada Case Cooler Master MasterBox MB311L ARGB MicroATX Mid Tower Case $75.99 @ Newegg Canada Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Canada Computers Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 87 CFM 120 mm Fan $14.99 @ Canada Computers   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total (before mail-in rebates) $1165.84   Mail-in rebates -$40.00   Total $1125.84   Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-25 11:54 EST-0500    
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    dizmo reacted to huilun02 in Need next phone sugestions - I loved the Razer phone 1   
    Big hands Don't want smaller screen Like high refresh rate screen Don't care about camera Comes up with Pixel 4a...
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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