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About TheBahrbarian

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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3600x
  • Motherboard
    ASUS B450-F Strix Gaming
  • RAM
    2x8gb G.Skill TridentZ - 3200
  • GPU
    PowerColor Red Devil 5700xt
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C
  • Storage
    1x 1TB Inland Professional M.2 SSD 1x 2TB Seagate Firecuda HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair CX650M
  • Display(s)
    Acer KG271U - 2560x1440 75hz
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  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe Mk. 2
  • Mouse
    Logitech G600
  • Sound
    HyperX Cloud 2 Alpha
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Laptop
    HP Probook
  • Phone
    Pixel 3a XL

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  1. I am pretty sure the windows watermark goes away from time to time. I have been running un-activated windows 10 for like a year and it disappears sometimes
  2. BB had a drop yesterday during the 3060 launch. It was abysmal. I was watching a stock tracker stream with over 5k viewers and at the end of it only 2 people reported having secured a 3060. And only a little over 100 people got a GPU of any kind. I think generally BB seems to do bi-weekly drops or so? But I'd just keep your eye out for any news. As for why they sell at MSRP, well that's their decision. I guess they have decided as a company it's not worth their time, and/or the possible reputation hit to intentionally sell items above MSRP.
  3. I'm sure it is, and also it's more than capable of mining alt coins. It was a stupid idea from Nvidia, and only serves to dismantle the used GPU market down the road.
  4. I also find it ironic that clearly locking the 3060 down for mining did nothing for stock. I guess in the weeks to come we will see, but based on how bad the launch today was I think it is safe to say that this launch was one of the worst. I was watching a stock stream and only 2 people on the whole stream managed to get a 3060 from the Best Buy and Newegg launches.
  5. Yeah mining is crazy profitable right now, I could easily see it as a good way for someone to easily mine off the scalpers fee if they really want a GPU right now. I see nothing wrong with that, seems pretty viable. Additionally, I don't see buying a GPU for mining as super risky. If you got ridiculously unlucky, and you bought a GPU and the day it arrives crypto crashes and mining is now totally useless, you are still left with a fairly valuable GPU in a market where they are in high demand (not the end of the world). In the worst case scenario where they also become immediately m
  6. The ones that came with my Meshify C were pretty quiet, so I would consider them good. The only issue was they only include 2, so I ended up replacing them
  7. I agree that there is a lot of work to be done in tackling the e-waste issue. And while the upgrade mentality definitely doesn't help, I don't think the desktop PC parts is the worst offender. Yes, there are a lot of people that purchase the newest GPUs right when the come out. But for everyone of those people there are people buying used cards on eBay, I have on several occasions. At the end of the day lots of people just can't afford to buy new. I think the "upgrade" culture is worse in industries such as smartphones, where they have a significantly more limited secondhand lifespan (if one a
  8. True, Linus didn't necessarily cite any raw numbers to back up his points. But I find it hard to disagree with him there. At the end of the day, miners at the very least will still gobble up the 3060ti (currently the most efficient mining card) and the other 3000 series gpus. That's even if they don't manage to get a working 3060 bios (which I highly doubt they won't. Lets be honest here, no amount of security has ever stopped people before, especially when there is money involved). I have seen some people argue that the new mining cards won't hurt the already suffering stock becau
  9. I feel like having mining specific cards isn't going to fix much. A lot less people are going to be willing to buy mining only GPUs, because if mining becomes less profitable, or goes away entirely, they're going to be left with a paperweight. I'm not sure I get this whole idea that gamers "deserve" GPU's more than miners. Especially since a lot of people do both on the same rigs.
  10. Yeah I see what you mean. I was doing some research to try and find a good metric to figure out how "spread out" a country's population is. Unfortunately population density isn't a super useful metric here, but it at least gives us an rough idea (I think the US is around 90 people per sq. km). I definitely agree that most of the internet issues here in the US are related to prices and competition. Because our average/median speeds are relatively high. I guess I am lucky to live near the east coast where a 1gbit plan is only like $75/month for me.
  11. That's true, I see your point. But from what I can tell, the US is still 13th when using median speeds. So I believe my point still stands.
  12. I actually don't think the U.S. is all that bad when it comes to internet infrastructure. At least according to Wikipedia, when it comes to average speeds the U.S. is 11th in the world. I'd say that's pretty good, especially since most of the issues that do exist with internet in the U.S. are due to geographic limitations. Lots of people in the U.S. live in rural areas and are very spread out, this inherently is going to limit internet options. But hopefully soon even this won't be an issue with the advent of Starlink.
  13. Well it depends. Because I had a friend with a desktop that had a cheap wifi card. His PC was located at the edge of his house, far from his router. In an attempt to improve his wifi speed I made a large dish out of foil and taped it to the wall behind his desktop (so that the desktop was between the dish and the router) and surprisingly I noticed a measurable improvement in wifi speed. But outside of doing something like this idk if there are any aftermarket solutions (or if they would be any improvement over your existing laptop)
  14. Yeah tbh there are plenty of legit companies whose sole business model is to copy the designs of other, larger companies. And frankly, there is nothing wrong with that (as long as it's not patent infringing) as long as they are open about it.
  15. You could honestly just make a small dish out of aluminum foil. That reflects wifi signals pretty well I think.