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About FruitOfTheLum

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  • Birthday Nov 25, 1991

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    Ryzen 5600X
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    MSI Gaming Edge X570
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    16 GB Corsair Vengeance 3600Mhz
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    EVGA RTX 3070 XC3
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    Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420
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    Creative Inspire P380 2.1
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    Windows 10

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  1. To be fair, Apple spent a not-insignificant amount of money over the years trying to convince people that their personal computers weren't PCs.
  2. Well, this thread has taught me a lot about the community I've joined.
  3. I don't have a horse in this race, but out of curiosity what would be the odds of the USA ever attempting to ban it? I'm not hugely familiar with the US Constitution beyond the basics - would the government even be able to ban it, or would it be considered unconstitutional? I'm sure the government of my home country, the UK, could ban it if it wished to do so, constitutional law being what it is here, but that'd just make the world shrug and move on at best.
  4. While consoles can (somewhat) more easily be slotted into distinct, generally-agreed-upon 'generations' - with the Magnavox Odyssey being an obvious first-generation console and the Xbox Series X being an obvious ninth-generation console - consoles are generally monolithic releases with distinct competitor products, so it's much easier to group them together like that. The Mega Drive was a clear competitor to the SNES, the Sony PlayStation 2 clearly competed with the Xbox 1 (not One), they all released around the same time as each other and lasted roughly as long, etc. There are st
  5. I'd be lying if the thought hadn't occurred to me that Intel didn't have something to do with these AMD issues on Windows 11. It does feel like a very Intel thing to do these days. But as tempting as it may be to suspect as much, without any supporting evidence I couldn't buy into it. For one thing, if it ever got out that Microsoft was willing to take bribes to deliberately hobble the performance of competitors' products, the damage to their reputation among both users and hardware partners could be catastrophic. Worse in the long run than any legal action they may fac
  6. Might I play Devil's advocate here for a moment, and suggest that the likes of those of us who've signed-up for LTT forum memberships aren't necessarily the target market, here...?
  7. If you don't get a warranty, don't spend a grand on it.
  8. I can't tell if this is satire or not, as the Internet is broken now!
  9. I hope you're seeking a broader sample-size than just asking here, because you're going to get a somewhat biased view otherwise! I've been in both camps over the years. When I was a mini-Fruit my dad ran a computer business, and I used to help him build PCs, so that's where I started. Other than a Mega Drive, I was an exclusive PC gamer until 2008, when I jumped ship to consoles after my old PC died and I couldn't afford to repair it (and then, once I could, I was entangled in a series of horrible relationships, so I never built a new one). I stayed on consoles until early 2020, wh
  10. The only time I ever updated to a new version of Windows as soon as it came out was with Windows XP - and that was just because Windows 98 was so damn awful, and Windows XP was one of the biggest leaps the platform has ever seen. I'm in no rush to switch from Windows 10 to Windows 11 any time soon. I'll let everybody else beta test it first! I might stick it on my laptop just to see what it's like, but not on my main machine. I've only just got my Skyrim modlist running stably...
  11. The user agreement makes it sound like there's the potential for damaging your computer - Microsoft specifically says "Damages to your PC due to lack of compatibility aren't covered under the manufacturer warranty". I don't know how likely that is, and it sounds like a standard disclaimer just to cover their bases, but the inability to receive updates would be a problem. A non-updated operating system will be increasingly vulnerable to malware and such the longer it goes without updates, because those updates almost always include security fixes. For machines that are isolated from
  12. Yeah, the same thing is happening here. The same 3070 I bought at the end of June/early July is about £100 more expensive. But there's stock of everything now. There's only so long those prices can hold for if the stock is available.
  13. When I was looking, there weren't even overpriced 2060s! Nor even 1650s! Literally everything was out of stock, and on the rare occasion that you did find something in stock, it would go out of stock before you could complete the transaction! Be patient, wait a little while. Things definitely seem to be improving. It'll take a while for retailers to lower their prices, I imagine, as an initial flurry of people who've been waiting for ages will be willing to spend that much, but after that they'll have to drop their prices again. Oh, OK. That's a pretty big upgrade,
  14. May I ask what you're upgrading from, if a 1650 is a 2,300% more powerful upgrade?! No shade on the 1650 - my laptop has one, and they're quite amazing for what they are, but...
  15. I often forget just how long Pentium 4 lasted, but they were making those things for eight years!