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#102151 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10197 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:04 AM

Prime derp.  Not that I'd buy it but is this a good deal: https://www.amazon.c...n/dp/B07D3Q6CRR

 

$450 for an i7-8700k, ASUS ROG mobo, and whatever this Intel Optane memory module is.... like some kind of SSD enhancer?  Pretty sure it's not RAM.



#102152 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   622 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:07 AM

Best Prime Day deal I've seen might have been the EVGA 1070 Ti for $304 if you were eligible for the Amex 20% off discount. Which I was, but I still passed on it because I'm a bonehead.



#102153 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1621 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:13 AM

Prime derp.  Not that I'd buy it but is this a good deal: https://www.amazon.c...n/dp/B07D3Q6CRR

 

$450 for an i7-8700k, ASUS ROG mobo, and whatever this Intel Optane memory module is.... like some kind of SSD enhancer?  Pretty sure it's not RAM.

Optane is like an ssd cache for whatever hdd you specify. Its the successor to the old intel rapid store ssd cache that you could use with a spare ssd. So once something ends up cached in optane/ssd/whatever then it starts being read from there instead of your mechanical hdd, giving you ssd speeds for commonly used content but still being able to have a large hdd

 

I used to use rapid store with like a 4tb game drive, and basically got ssd speeds on my commonly used games like bf4 and r6 since all the maps would be cached



#102154 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   4886 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:35 AM

EVGA SC15 Laptop is back at 50% off / half-price at $999.99 (before shipping costs of probably $50 or so):
https://www.evga.com...=516-34-1833-T1

i7 7700HQ; 120 hz w/ G-Sync support on 15.6'' laptop screen; GTX 1060 6GB; 16 GB RAM DDR4; Thunderbolt 3; 256 GB SSD (OS drive/boot drive); 1TB 5400 HDD (2nd drive); W10 64-bit.

I have this beastly laptop and love it.


I didn’t see this until now, it’s similar enough to what I got that I’m not too bummed.

I was going to ask, I bought a laptop about 20 years ago from dell and it came with bloatware installed, is ther any sort of guide to removing the funk that I don’t need from a new computer?

#102155 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3199 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:38 AM

So is that mobo/cpu/memory thing a good deal or no?

Edit:

Nah.



#102156 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   7116 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:48 AM

Prime derp.  Not that I'd buy it but is this a good deal: https://www.amazon.c...n/dp/B07D3Q6CRR

 

$450 for an i7-8700k, ASUS ROG mobo, and whatever this Intel Optane memory module is.... like some kind of SSD enhancer?  Pretty sure it's not RAM.

Not really.  Microcenter sells the 8700k processor for ~$309 and another $30 off when bundled with a mobo purchase.  It's standard discount retail price.  

 

That does appear to be a $200 motherboard though.  It appears to be a standard $480 bundle. 

 

But right now really isn't time to buy the 8700k with the new processors right around the corner likely in September or October.   Deals like this particular one should get even cheaper during college back to school in Sept.



#102157 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10197 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:01 AM

At this rate I probably won't buy computer parts until Black Friday sales.



#102158 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8366 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:14 AM

EVGA SC15 has sold out.

damn i had been hoping for something to impulsively drop $1000 on, guess this isn't an option anymore



#102159 weretable   fire in the disco, fire in the taco bell CAGiversary!   616 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:43 AM

I bought stuff even though I didn't think I would.  There was a decent deal on an SD card for my Switch, a carrying case for my Switch that I actually had wishlisted and my big purchase... an electric toothbrush.  Exciting stuff.  



#102160 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10197 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:01 AM

Dunno if posted but Tyranny is free for people with Twitch Prime today and tomorrow (i.e., you have to claim it by tomorrow to own it on Twitch client).



#102161 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8366 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:09 AM

Dunno if posted but Tyranny is free for people with Twitch Prime today and tomorrow (i.e., you have to claim it by tomorrow to own it on Twitch client).

This is the best Prime Day deal



#102162 madjoki   Hey, y no wen free!? CAGiversary!   5263 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:10 AM

good luck getting dlc for twitch version.



#102163 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4269 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:45 AM

good luck getting dlc for twitch version.

You're right. I shouldn't claim the FREE game because I won't be able to get the DLC
... Hurr durr

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#102164 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23746 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 10:49 AM

damn i had been hoping for something to impulsively drop $1000 on, guess this isn't an option anymore

It's an awesome laptop. Wouldn't be that impulsive, if you needed a kick-butt laptop.

It's one that supports G-Sync and 120hz for 120fps smoothness too without tearing.

 

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#102165 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23746 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 10:54 AM

You're right. I shouldn't claim the FREE game because I won't be able to get the DLC
... Hurr durr

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At least right now, one could just get going on the long 22-to-50-hour game (according to HLTB on length).

One could always hope Twitch later adds the DLC's/Expansions to their service as a freebie.

 

Or, of course, one could always buy Complete Edition on Steam (or anywhere else, for that matter) if one needs the DLC's at some point and it's cheap enough (in one's opinion) to grab the entire package.

Or hope it all ends up in a HB Monthly or something.

 

Are saves on the Twitch version compatible w/ other versions like the Steam version?



#102166 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10598 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 01:06 PM

good luck getting dlc for twitch version.

I'm sure that'll bother me for the three hours I play it before moving on to something else.



#102167 Master Miguel   Tired CAGiversary!   1213 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Master Miguel

Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:36 PM

Sounds like the tyranny dlc is pretty lackluster. Didn't stop me from buying and not playing it though. The game has been pretty cheap on cdkeys if anyone would rather a steam copy.

#102168 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10598 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:17 PM

But right now really isn't time to buy the 8700k with the new processors right around the corner likely in September or October.

New processors due out August 1st.  But they're a pretty nominal increase over the previous Coffee Lake.  Biggest deal is that they have soldered heat spreaders if you're going to overclock.  Otherwise, you're getting just a small speed boost over the 8000 ones.

 

New-new processors won't be out until 2019 sometime.



#102169 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   7116 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:23 PM

you're right, I was getting the timing confused with graphics cards.  those last processors were out in Dec '17 or so, and they are on about a yearly cycle.  So maybe that "deal" isn't so bad. 



#102170 AdmiralGialHackbar  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 06:55 PM

amazon prime day haul is the same as my steam summer sale haul

I bought nothing cause deals sucked



#102171 Kelkeen   \mm/ \mm/ CAGiversary!   630 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:02 PM

I bought Ni No Kuni 2, Firewatch, and Just Cause 3 during the Steam sale and I finished both Ni No Kuni 2 and Firewatch and am now playing JC3!  Look at me not wasting money.



#102172 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4558 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:22 PM

amazon prime day haul is the same as my steam summer sale haul

I bought nothing cause deals sucked

You weren't looking hard enough then.

 

I got a sensible pair of dad shoes.



#102173 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8322 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:30 PM

I bought Ni No Kuni 2, Firewatch, and Just Cause 3 during the Steam sale and I finished both Ni No Kuni 2 and Firewatch and am now playing JC3!  Look at me not wasting money.

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#102174 madjoki   Hey, y no wen free!? CAGiversary!   5263 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:33 PM

I idled my summer sale buys!



#102175 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10197 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 09:31 PM

good luck getting dlc for twitch version.

The DLC for Tyranny seems to have terrible ratings on Steam.



#102176 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   Just some guy CAGiversary!   1265 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 09:33 PM

Only thing that's caught my eye so far:

 

https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B016P9HJIA/

 

Did buy one of the 8TB drives from BestBuy:

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=5792401



#102177 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23746 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 10:19 PM

Amazon Prime:

Crucial 500GB NAND SATA 2.5 SSD for $88:

https://www.amazon.c...d=ATVPDKIKX0DER



#102178 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   Just some guy CAGiversary!   1265 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 10:30 PM

860 EVO $95

 

https://www.reddit.c...a_iii_vnand_95/



#102179 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   7116 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 10:44 PM

Amazon Prime:

Crucial 500GB NAND SATA 2.5 SSD for $88:

https://www.amazon.c...d=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Damn, that's a good price.   I've been trying to decide between this one and the Samsung 860 Evo.

 

I'm also wondering if I shouldn't just get a cheap Inland 128gb SSD to use solely for Windows as a boot drive. 



#102180 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10598 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 10:54 PM

y u no by Crucial 500MX 1TB drive wen $145 yesterday?

 

I have an Inland Professional in a little trash box I refurbed the other week.  It boots notably slower than my "real" computer does with a 960 Evo but still gets you from power button to Windows in around 40 seconds.