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  1. Drake1588 UNATCO

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    My PC rebuild went well. Everything started up again, on the first pass. The Arctic boys make a really good AIO but it's not the most intuitive thing in the world. All's well, though. Strong Cinebench R23 multi-core scores with the 5800X (15,267 at stock, 16 threads versus 8,732 on my 9700K machine). I might work on some fan profiles.

    Now I just need a RTX 3080 to shake loose one of these days and pick one up haha.
     
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    You've come to the thread where we discuss sitting on our butts playing video games to ask suggestions about going outside? Heresy!

    More seriously, I'm no expert, but most high end digital cameras also get great video these days. Unless you're aiming at producing 4K content or starting a YouTube career, I think most people just use quality digital cameras to record video. Or their phones.
     
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    Previous cyberpowerpc systems I had never had any extra software but will let you know (sometimes I would order them without windows installed). The Dell Alienware (2070maxQ) and the Acer Predator (gtx 1660 ti) laptops I picked up last year did not have much either was kinda surprised.
     
  4. WetHog Out to Lunch

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    Hey video is in the thread title so I thought I’d give it a shot. ;)

    I know high end cameras can do it but I am trying to avoid the high cost that comes with high end. I’ve run into a couple palm size recorders that are around $75 on Amazon but wanted to see if someone on here had any recommendations before I gamble $75 on something that came up on a search on Amazon.

    Then again maybe high end camera is the way to go. Anyone have suggestions in that direction?
     
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    WH: I've some experience with photography-focused cameras, not video, but mainly restricted to the high-end prosumer for a number of years. If you're interested in mirrorless cameras that can take swappable lenses, you might look at Sony. They went big for mirrorless before the others and still maintain a lead, although Canon is coming for them fast. If you would be alright with point-and-shoot cameras that have a video focus, the Panasonic Lumix series is well regarded. Canon also has a range of affordable options in this area called PowerShot. Most options today try to give you 4K, while all should give you 1080p. Most of those are a few hundred dollars, though. For sub-$100 pricing, I don't know, man. At that point, your existing camera phone is a very good option. Maybe look at tripods and such, designed for phones.

    Usiel: My experience with a CyberPowerPC in about 2016 or so was that bloatware was very minimal. A pleasant surprise.
     
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    Thanks for the response. One of the $75 ones I found is a Lumix so I might give that a shot. Then again, having a real camera that takes pictures and video would be cool as well.
     
  7. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    “Triple boxing”.....lol....you’re a sick man....I love it lol....
     
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    It you’re really looking sub-$100, just use your phone IMO. You can get a gimble or a tripod to help you get a steadier shot.
     
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    Yeah mainly for mining though having an extra great for salvaging after PvE missions
     
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    I may have picked up a 2TB 980 Pro Gen4 M.2 today... Cloning is done, and surgery tomorrow.

    Ha, I remember mining in Eve. That was a thing.
     
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    Rebuilt my rebuild. Wasn't happy with the noise from my case, including a pump whine from the Arctic AIO, which is high performance but rough around the edges for me. All told:
    • Ripped out my SATA 2.5" SSDs.
    • Cloned my OS to a new Samsung 980 Pro 2TB Gen4 M.2 SSD for boot and gaming.
    • Also installed a Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB Gen3 M.2 SSD for gaming.
    • A 6TB WD Black HDD and a 8TB WD Green HDD are in there for file storage.
    • Ripped out the Phanteks case fans and replaced them with two 140mm BeQuiet Pure Wings 2 airflow-focused intake fans at the front.
    • Replaced the Arctic AIO with a reliable 240mm Corsair H100i AIO, which I really like, top-mounted with its two fans in a push configuration, exhausting air through the radiator out the top of the case. The case has slightly positive pressure.
    The case is delivering very quiet noise levels and exactly the same cooling, as far as I can tell. The Ryzen 7 5800X CPU idles at 35 degrees C at stock settings, with XMP profiles enabled.
     
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    I gave in and bought Valheim. It's not much to look at, but it nails the early explore-harvest-build-explore loop.
     
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    no visual evidence?! ;) Sounds awesome!
     
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    Haha, no. It's a black lozenge with no RGB. Clean, though, and plenty of room for airflow. Every mid-tower case gets designed to fit a full custom liquid cooling rig now, so when you just use an AIO, top mounted, there's just tons of empty space up front. It doesn't help that I have a short GTX 1080in there at the moment. It does mean no obstructions for airflow through a mesh front.

    Really just waiting for those RTX 3080s to get back in stock, but it could be six months. My 2080 Super is doing fine for the moment, but that's not the point, haha.
     
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    Crusader Kings 3 is free to play for the weekend on Steam
     
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    Tiger signs to get back into the video golf world with 2k1....maybe they can provide a debugged product next year....

    I’ve never played a console game so buggy....frustrating because I love it.
     
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    That'll be the thing that gets me to jump to PS5
     
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    Saw an ad for The Show on my Xbox, didn't know that was a thing until then. I am over the moon about this.
     
  19. AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    I need a game to play on PlayStation. Burned out with the Assassin’s Creed/Ghosts of Tsushima model. Any suggestions?
     
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    I'm in Act 3 of Ghost and trying to rush through to get to Arkham Knight. Looks good. A bit older, just never got around to it.
     
  21. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    Any particular type or genre of game you got in mind? Or particular enjoy that's not AC/sandbox style?
     
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    Seems like a lot of people are really into Valheim. They are trying to suck me in by saying it's like social matureish Minecraft.. I think they just want me to be their peon and punch wood for them.. lol
     
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    I’m kind of open to whatever, would be fine trying something new. Have been playing a lot of Rogue Company, NHL 21, and Fall Guys so preferably something with a story. Loved The Division and The Division 2 previously.
     
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    My progress in Ghost has slowed to a crawl, partly due to life schedule and partly because it's so relentlessly f***ing depressing. Yet somehow supposedly it's got a completion rate of over 50% among gamers which is supposedly good.

    I've also maxxed out the gear and techniques so that's usually when I start getting bored.
     
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    Sell your Playstation, buy a PC, and play Loop Hero. I don't understand why I enjoy this game, but I cannot stop playing it.
     
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