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PCs / Re: New PC build
« on: June 17, 2018, 11:31:01 AM »
Totally worked. Thanks Pix!!!

Motherboard came on Friday, so I spent time on Saturday building. The Meshify C is great case to build in - smaller than my previous Antec case but really spacious with excellent cable management. Build went well, aside from the fact that I somehow reversed the polarity on the case power switch, so it wouldn't turn on. Figured that out, only to be stumped with the fact that my mouse and keyboard wouldn't work in the Windows setup (but worked in the BIOS). Finally got my keyboard to work, Windows install went really smoothly (seriously, Windows 10 install was the fastest and cleanest I've ever experienced). Drivers updated, some minor tweaking. Then it was time to take it for a spin.

Loaded up Witcher 3 and HOOOOOOOLLLLLYY SHHIIIIIIIITTTT. Ultra settings, with 60fps. Oh. My. God. I have been missing out.

PCs / Re: New PC build
« on: June 14, 2018, 09:58:24 PM »
Honestly, I haven't even half filled my 500gb SDD. I feel like 1 TB is overkill, but would rather have the space in case I need it.

I think I have a Win7 DVD around somewhere. Can you upgrade for free still?

PCs / Re: New PC build
« on: June 10, 2018, 10:24:26 PM »
Pulled the trigger today. Most money I have ever spent on a computer, Jesus Christ.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor  ($279.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($163.99 @ PC-Canada)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($222.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($132.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card  ($634.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case  ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($117.75 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1722.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-10 23:21 EDT-0400

PCs / Re: New PC build
« on: June 05, 2018, 09:44:34 PM »
Yeah, that's quite a difference. Guess M2 it is.

Other Tech Toys / Re: Headphones -- Any one with Advice?
« on: June 04, 2018, 11:12:56 PM »
I use the Logitech G430s (wired, with mic). They're decent, although the mic is cracked at the elbow from them falling off the stand. Not the most comfortable for long periods, but definitely serviceable.

Sennheiser make the most comfortable headphones I've ever put on my head.

General Discussion / Re: Epic thread of win
« on: June 04, 2018, 10:54:05 PM »
I was hoping it was you in the fur suit.

PCs / New PC build
« on: June 04, 2018, 10:49:06 PM »
Finally ready to pull the trigger on a new system. Been a few years since I upgraded, and decided I should go brand new. Interested in thoughts/perspectives - Ryzen or Intel? Nvidia GPU, right? Stay with my Samsung 256GB EVO 2.5" Sata SDD, or move to M2 SSD?

I might have some parts to cannibalize from my current system. However, catch is that my computer has started to randomly BSOD, and I can't figure out what the hell is causing it. Different error message each time, all scans I've run are coming up clean. No need for a monitor or peripherals, just the tower.

Would like to stay within a budget of $1600CAD, but that's proving to be tough as I'm really trying to squeeze in a 1070Ti (unless I go Ryzen, which seems like it's cheaper).

Music / Re: This is America
« on: May 12, 2018, 01:01:08 PM »
You kids get off my lawn!!

All I heard.

Mass Effect / Re: Still a Mess
« on: May 12, 2018, 12:55:23 PM »
It's pretty sweet on a 1080. :D

Don't know if I'll be able to go that high, but yeah.

Also, Cora for life.

Mass Effect / Re: Still a Mess
« on: May 10, 2018, 10:17:39 PM »
Too bad it fell so far short of your expectations. Like Pix, I found to be a decent game. There are definitely some issues, but combat was not one of them for me. ME:A is my favorite out of all the ME games for combat. It's fluid, and flexible, and while the companions still die pretty useless deaths occasionally it feels vastly improved and superior to the pause and click style of ME1.

Considering that the entire story and planets were all built in basically a year and a half, I'm actually amazed at what they managed to accomplish.

I'm hoping to do a complete upgrade of my system in the near future, and Andromeda is pretty high on my list to play through with a much beefier video card.  ;D

Music / Podcasts?
« on: February 18, 2018, 11:03:51 PM »
Not a music topic per se, but figured it was the most appropriate subforum.

Any podcast recommendations? I subscribe to a few:

- The TSN Hockey Bobcast with Bob McKenzie. Hockey related (obviously), but Bob is a legendary insider with some fantastic stories and great perspective. The podcast isn't always about hockey - it often includes discussion on TV series, wine, and testicular cancer.

- Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project. Adam Savage is an uber nerd, in the best kind of way.

- The Ongoing History of New Music. One of the longest running radio shows cataloging the history and development of Alternative music. If you can catch the live radio show on 102.1 the Edge (Toronto Alt Rock station), you'll get the full show. Sadly, the podcast only includes 6 second song clips due to licensing fees. Over 800 episodes and counting!

Any recommendations?

Movies & TV / Re: Last Jedi thoughts with spoilers
« on: January 08, 2018, 07:03:52 PM »
Maybe Ep 12 will be Tarantino's 12th and final movie in his 10 and I'm done list?


Movies & TV / Re: Last Jedi thoughts with spoilers
« on: January 07, 2018, 02:39:39 PM »
It waves off mysteries Ep. 7 set up that could've led somewhere

Saw it twice over the holidays. Have to say that this was one of the things I appreciated most about it. TLJ was an unexpected (and delightful) Star Wars movie. It subverted traditional archetypes, and deliberately undid some of the completely unnecessary BS from TFA (cf. Kylo Ren's stupid helmet, Rey's parents). It is also significantly better on a second viewing.

It's not Empire, for sure. But it has two of the best lightsaber battles, was way more visually interesting, and Mark Hamill killed it in his role. Only disappointments were: Luke calling it a "laser sword", too many fucking Porgs, and Phasma.

Now we wait for JJ Abrams to ruin the trilogy!

General Discussion / Re: Marijuana
« on: January 07, 2018, 02:30:07 PM »
Recreational use will be fully legal here in Canada by July (medical use was already legal, and RCMP operated on "Hey, don't flaunt that shit" approach to recreational usage mostly).

I've long supported the legalization (and taxation) of marijuana. I don't see how it's any different than alcohol really. Also, props to Tim and others for making healthy decisions for themselves. It can be tough to draw those boundaries. Good for you!

My mother in law used edibles to help with the nausea and pain from dealing with cancer - she found it was way more effective for day to day pain management than opiods, which totally fucked her up. I've also seen cannabis oil transform the lives of a couple of people with serious mental health issues.

Just don't fucking drive when you're drunk/high/sleep deprived. Please.

General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
« on: January 07, 2018, 02:20:26 PM »
Happy holidays to all.

2017 can die in a fire for me personally. 2018 has got to be better!

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