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TheBahrbarian

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    TheBahrbarian reacted to Mister Woof in R5 3600 vs. i5 10600KF w/ RTX3060   
    3600 doesn't gain much from overclocking and even if you can, it won't catch up to the stock 10600k.
     
    But when you factor gimped memory speeds on Intel's stupid old B-series platforms, the differences are so small it doesn't matter. At least with the B450 you can throw a 5000 series on there later. So that's why I recommended the 3600 in this comparison.
     
    But there is a lot of bandwagon "3600 is better" when especially in this market with it being more expensive, it just isn't. In an apples to apples comparison, the 10600k is objectively the better gaming CPU. It's just that this specific case isn't apples to apples.
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    TheBahrbarian reacted to Not_A_Spider in i9-11900K may be on par with the RTX 2060 in Ether mining performance   
    I really doubt anyone would use a 10900k for mining, even overnight miners. Mostly because tuning CPU voltages/clocks/power is so much more of a pain than it is on GPUs.
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    TheBahrbarian got a reaction from jhogan93 in Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING II ATX AM4 Motherboard bios updates   
    B450 should support Zen 3, it will likely require a bios update. Looking at ASUS' website shows that Ryzen 5000 cpus are supported with BIOS version 4007 and up so I think you should be fine. But yes, Zen 3 is supposed to be the last generation on AM4. As to if it's worth it to upgrade I guess that is up to you. Personally, if I were having CPU limitations I would always attempt to upgrade using my same mobo/chipset to save some money, one of the benefits of such a widely supported socket like AM4.
  4. Funny
    TheBahrbarian reacted to SorryClaire in Evidence that aibs like Sapphire scalp gpus but not dirrectly.   
    What? you mean people want the same thing that i want?

  5. Funny
    TheBahrbarian reacted to kelvinhall05 in Evidence that aibs like Sapphire scalp gpus but not dirrectly.   
    Omg such assholes, I can't believe a company would do the logical thing and, when supply is extremely low and demand absurdly high, price their cards significantly higher than MSRP! Such meanies 😠 #cancelsapphire
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    TheBahrbarian reacted to bitcomputer64 in Verified Actual Gamer Program Information   
    with that said, I’m appreciative of those moving on and eagerly awaiting the next drop. thanks for taking things well and hopefully Linus can get past the few people that are being (slightly) obnoxious. sorry if this seems like an attack on some people, it’s really not meant to be. 
  7. Agree
    TheBahrbarian got a reaction from bitcomputer64 in Verified Actual Gamer Program Information   
    Oh yeah I totally understand. I actually think the system they have in place is probably about as good as it's gonna get, I am just gonna have to get super lucky that I am not in class when they do another drop (and that I have the time to watch the video at the time). It's still probably my best bet (considering how well the Newegg Shuffles and Best Buy drops have gone for me haha)
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    TheBahrbarian got a reaction from pasi123567 in Verified Actual Gamer Program Information   
    Damn dude, you sound really mad they're going through all this trouble to try and get some MSRP cards out to gamers. 
     
    Considering LTT is actually not a GPU retailer, I can only imagine the headaches they're going through just to sell what's basically a handful of GPUs to help some people out in some frustrating times. Frankly, I hope they milk it as much as they can to make it worth the trouble they're probably going through.
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    TheBahrbarian got a reaction from wONKEyeYEs in Verified Actual Gamer Program Information   
    Damn dude, you sound really mad they're going through all this trouble to try and get some MSRP cards out to gamers. 
     
    Considering LTT is actually not a GPU retailer, I can only imagine the headaches they're going through just to sell what's basically a handful of GPUs to help some people out in some frustrating times. Frankly, I hope they milk it as much as they can to make it worth the trouble they're probably going through.
  10. Funny
    TheBahrbarian reacted to Andreas Lilja in Verified Actual Gamer Program Information   
    Y'all behaving like starving people who spot a UN food truck. 
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    TheBahrbarian reacted to pasi123567 in Verified Actual Gamer Program Information   
    Seems like you don't even know LTT at all...
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    TheBahrbarian got a reaction from Moonzy in selling a GPU now, good or bad move?   
    Is it a 4gb or an 8gb? Either way you can probably sell it for more. But an rx570 8gb should be able to sell for at least $300.
     
    In general, sell now. The value of the GPU sure isn't gonna go UP anytime in the future. Last year I was hoping to sell my GTX 970 for $75, but didn't because I was lazy. That was the first and probably last time laziness paid off because I sold it a month ago for $210.
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    TheBahrbarian got a reaction from Moonzy in Nvidia Crypto mining cards are now on sale (and they are extremely overpriced).   
    Yeah I agree. The only reason I ever would have considered buying one is if it was dirt cheap compared to a similar hashrate GPU counterpart. Because the likelihood that crypto crashes after I buy this and turns it into a fancy paperweight is too high. At least if you have a GPU you can use it for gaming or in another PC, or sell it used to a gamer who wants it. I mean what the heck is this pricing? I could go on ebay right now and pick up a Vega 64 for $600 or so that will do 45Mh/s. I guess I shouldn't be surprised Nvidia wasn't gonna use their "wE'Re dOiNg ThIs fOr GaMeRs" marketing ploy to also sell overpriced crap.
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    TheBahrbarian reacted to Blademaster91 in Nvidia Crypto mining cards are now on sale (and they are extremely overpriced).   
    I think it was mentioned the CMP cards are based on Turing? IMO, nvidia could have made more rtx 20 series cards instead of mining cards that are e-waste if crypto crashes.
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    TheBahrbarian reacted to Nathanpete in Nvidia Crypto mining cards are now on sale (and they are extremely overpriced).   
    It really is a shame that Nvidia is choosing short-term profits over preventing e-waste
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    TheBahrbarian got a reaction from LAwLz in Nvidia Unhackable RTX 3060 anti-miners driver has just been hacked (this time for real)   
    I highly doubt even if crypto crashed, it would fix the supply issue. I mean, it's not like the 3060 mining block (for the 2 weeks it existed) did literally anything to help supply, it was literally their worst launch yet. Especially considering the silicon supply issues have effected industries outside of GPUs
     
    Plus I highly doubt miners are the ones paying the absolutely ridiculous ebay prices, because for them ROI actually matters (and at 2-3x MSRP, it's not that great). The people likely paying those prices are just ridiculously desperate gamers, or people who really want an upgrade for other reasons. This would partially explain why even really old GPUs, or GPUs that cannot mine (such as my GTX 970), are still double or triple their normal price.
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    TheBahrbarian reacted to Moonzy in Nvidia Unhackable RTX 3060 anti-miners driver has just been hacked (this time for real)   
    "I have nothing to do with it now, but I hope it dies anyways"
     
    Pretty toxic, isn't it?
  18. Funny
    TheBahrbarian reacted to Rauten in Nvidia Unhackable RTX 3060 anti-miners driver has just been hacked (this time for real)   
    Well, on the bright side, they can keep claiming it is unhackable!! 
    Since noone is going to bother trying it hack it anymore...
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    TheBahrbarian got a reaction from leejacksonz in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    1. Crypto mining is definitely not "good" for the environment in the sense that it uses a lot of electricity. However, most major mining operations typically use renewable generation sources for that reason (as well as the fact that these days they're usually the cheapest source). Also, like Linus mentioned in the video, for people in colder climates, a PC is pretty much just as efficient as a space heater, so you can literally heat a room and make money at the same time. So I would say you could hardly call mining bad for the environment entirely, I guess it's pretty much up to the individual situation and whether or not you think it's worth it. 
     
    2. People will always look for easy get rich quick schemes, crypto mining hasn't introduced this, it's always been true, and to think that's somehow crypto mining's fault is kinda ridiculous. And yeah, I guess technically if more people get into mining it could worsen GPU stock. But in general I think way too many people put the blame solely on crypto, when that is clearly not the sole cause of stock issues.
    - Again, GPU mining is definitely part of the reason prices are inflated from vendors. But to blame solely crypto mining makes no sense. It's simply inflated demand and lack of supply. Plenty of older GPUs that cannot mine are also insanely inflated in price. Hell, Nvidia pulled that marketing move to limit mining on the RTX 3060 and look how much good that did for the 3060 stock. GPU prices are inflated because of extreme demand, not because of evil crypto miners. 
     
    3. It's pretty hard to show that crypto is somehow really bad for GPUs when gaming isn't. GPUs are typically aggressively underclocked for mining, and run much cooler and consume much less power than when gaming. This is typically offset by much longer run times compared to gaming, but it's not gonna brick a card (especially if you take care of it, keep the card dust free, and re-paste the card when it needs it). I don't see much evidence to prove that GPU mining destroys cards at a noticeably faster rate than gaming to cause a lack of older used cards (especially consider many older used cards are not even profitable or useable for mining anyway).
     
    4. You could argue that building a PC right now might be less affordable thanks to little supply and no demand, but that pretty much only applies to GPUs. All other PC components are relatively available and for reasonable pricing. Frankly, GPU MSRPs were already on the rise the last several years. There are plenty of budget options for people out there, and some older used cards can make killer gaming PCs for a lot less than buying a brand new card.
     
    5. I don't know if I really understand this point. Not sure how crypto mining would "make you lazy", it's nothing more than a hobby to make some side cash. If you are operating a mining farm big enough to be your sole source of income, it's probably a decent amount of work anyway. And let's be real, that's not what Linus is promoting here.
     
    I knew immediately people weren't gonna be happy with Linus making this video. I am not sure why, because with mining as profitable and easy as it is, it's not a bad gig for many people. Heck, for someone who is in desperate need of a new GPU, they can buy one at a scalped price and quickly mine the difference of the extra they paid. So considering it's quite obvious that mining is not the sole factor here to blame for terrible GPU stock and prices, I don't see how someone could vilify it. Everyone is just looking for an easy scapegoat to blame because they can't get their gaming GPU at the price they wanted.
     
    But also on a side note, I don't necessarily like NiceHash anyway. They charge very high fees, have some rather sketchy business practices, and there are definitely better ways to make money mining. But, it's a sponsored video (quite clearly says that).
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    TheBahrbarian reacted to asquirrel in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    Apparently I could make $3.50 a day with my GTX 1080. Nice. I won't bother though, since I'd only get to mine about 8 hours a day, and the $1-2/day isn't that worth it to me. For what it's worth @LinusTech I don't have a problem with this sponsorship. You've made your point about crypto mining with nicehash very clear over the past few months:
    If you already own the card You are using electrical resistance heating anyway It's cold where you live go for it and that is 100% sane and reasonable as a position. The people trying to say 'hurr durr teh environmentalezes!' are the same people who think Nestle bottled water is fine, and that their iPhone wasn't make with help from literal Chinese slave labor. The people trying to rip you up for this piece only care about being mad. I think you're smart enough to realize it, but I wanted to pass along my thoughts as well.
     
    One thing you maybe shoulda mentioned for your US audience though is that the IRS considers mined coins 'found money' and you DO have to declare it on your taxes. :p
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    TheBahrbarian reacted to jtmoseley in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    No, you can't get a GPU because of production issues. Mining demand has been a thing for like 4 years now. Nvidia & AMD need to adjust to the demand instead of just blaming crypto miners for everything...
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    TheBahrbarian reacted to PeachGr in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    Thank you for that video, many people prefer to look the other way, but the truth of the matter is that mining exists
    It's unfair that they treat Linus like he invented mining or that it's evil to talk about it
    The same people, i guess do not talk about global warming or starvation. Anyway
    I also find it really cool that he expected the hate as he said on a wan show, so he did the video himself to take the blame instead of someone else (like Anthony) who knows the subject better
    To use an example, Linus, you are the uncle who took us to a brothel XD
    I appreciate the movement
    BTW i didn't really understood the app, but i guess it will take time
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    TheBahrbarian got a reaction from dogwitch in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    1. Crypto mining is definitely not "good" for the environment in the sense that it uses a lot of electricity. However, most major mining operations typically use renewable generation sources for that reason (as well as the fact that these days they're usually the cheapest source). Also, like Linus mentioned in the video, for people in colder climates, a PC is pretty much just as efficient as a space heater, so you can literally heat a room and make money at the same time. So I would say you could hardly call mining bad for the environment entirely, I guess it's pretty much up to the individual situation and whether or not you think it's worth it. 
     
    2. People will always look for easy get rich quick schemes, crypto mining hasn't introduced this, it's always been true, and to think that's somehow crypto mining's fault is kinda ridiculous. And yeah, I guess technically if more people get into mining it could worsen GPU stock. But in general I think way too many people put the blame solely on crypto, when that is clearly not the sole cause of stock issues.
    - Again, GPU mining is definitely part of the reason prices are inflated from vendors. But to blame solely crypto mining makes no sense. It's simply inflated demand and lack of supply. Plenty of older GPUs that cannot mine are also insanely inflated in price. Hell, Nvidia pulled that marketing move to limit mining on the RTX 3060 and look how much good that did for the 3060 stock. GPU prices are inflated because of extreme demand, not because of evil crypto miners. 
     
    3. It's pretty hard to show that crypto is somehow really bad for GPUs when gaming isn't. GPUs are typically aggressively underclocked for mining, and run much cooler and consume much less power than when gaming. This is typically offset by much longer run times compared to gaming, but it's not gonna brick a card (especially if you take care of it, keep the card dust free, and re-paste the card when it needs it). I don't see much evidence to prove that GPU mining destroys cards at a noticeably faster rate than gaming to cause a lack of older used cards (especially consider many older used cards are not even profitable or useable for mining anyway).
     
    4. You could argue that building a PC right now might be less affordable thanks to little supply and no demand, but that pretty much only applies to GPUs. All other PC components are relatively available and for reasonable pricing. Frankly, GPU MSRPs were already on the rise the last several years. There are plenty of budget options for people out there, and some older used cards can make killer gaming PCs for a lot less than buying a brand new card.
     
    5. I don't know if I really understand this point. Not sure how crypto mining would "make you lazy", it's nothing more than a hobby to make some side cash. If you are operating a mining farm big enough to be your sole source of income, it's probably a decent amount of work anyway. And let's be real, that's not what Linus is promoting here.
     
    I knew immediately people weren't gonna be happy with Linus making this video. I am not sure why, because with mining as profitable and easy as it is, it's not a bad gig for many people. Heck, for someone who is in desperate need of a new GPU, they can buy one at a scalped price and quickly mine the difference of the extra they paid. So considering it's quite obvious that mining is not the sole factor here to blame for terrible GPU stock and prices, I don't see how someone could vilify it. Everyone is just looking for an easy scapegoat to blame because they can't get their gaming GPU at the price they wanted.
     
    But also on a side note, I don't necessarily like NiceHash anyway. They charge very high fees, have some rather sketchy business practices, and there are definitely better ways to make money mining. But, it's a sponsored video (quite clearly says that).
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    TheBahrbarian reacted to gloop in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    In before it devolves into a 7 page argument about mining and its side effects like all topics mentioning mining on Tech News. 
  25. Agree
    TheBahrbarian reacted to Lurick in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    So gamers are the ones who deserve cards because they are special?
    Look, I don't like mining but I don't really care about this, it's cool and where are people going to even buy cards these days to amp up their mining experience? There are MANY factors at play for the current shortage, miners maybe being one of them but not the only one, not by a long shot. So you can be a pissed kid all you want because LTT is showing people how they could make a bit of money if they wanted, had they said anything about buying cards for this purpose you would have a point but they didn't.
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