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#108121 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11171 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:47 PM

Don't think I need to buy a better GPU right now.

My desktop has a ..

I was speaking in hypothetical in the "Better GPU or more storage" dilemma.  No one cares about your 970.



#108122 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9159 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:48 PM

How long does it take your PCs to boot? with several drives and attachments

 

It's bugging me that my new build takes 20-24 seconds to startup due to some modern hardware pieces like the Asus bios and overclocking.  My old '12 build boots in about 13 seconds on just a crappy Inland 250gb SATA SSD



#108123 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1798 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:52 PM

How long does it take your PCs to boot? with several drives and attachments

 

It's bugging me that my new build takes 20-24 seconds to startup due to some modern hardware pieces like the Asus bios.  My old '12 build boots in about 13 seconds on just a crappy Inland 250gb SATA SSD

yea having a bunch of USB crap plugged in extends the boot time, a lot. Between the drivepool, 2 externals, kb/m, various controllers, sound card and midi devices, mine probably takes at least 30-60sec to get through the post scanning. Though you can tell its done when the kbm light up and then from there its only a couple seconds in to windows itself

 

But whatever, my pc is on 24/7, just reboot for driver updates so Ive never really been bothered by boot times



#108124 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10544 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:54 PM

Who shuts down their PC? 

 

Ain't nobody got time for that.



#108125 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11171 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:06 PM

I never even bothered with sleep mode until I got the SSD.  Was too flaky with the HDD.  Just let her hum 24/7 and maybe shut the monitor off.



#108126 FissFiss   Meow CAGiversary!   8643 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:07 PM

Shut down every night so it doesn’t light up the room for my rabbit -.-

#108127 madjoki   Hey, y no wen free!? CAGiversary!   5352 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:11 PM

Who shuts down their PC? 

 

Ain't nobody got time for that.

I have shutdown my computer a few times, maybe once a year to dedust.



#108128 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11171 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:12 PM

Shut down every night so it doesn’t light up the room for my rabbit -.-

Everyone knows that rabbits can't see in RGB.



#108129 Kelkeen   \mm/ \mm/ CAGiversary!   826 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:18 PM

Everyone knows that rabbits can't see in RGB.

 

Do they see in YCbCr420 or 444 then?



#108130 weretable   Its the end of the world and I feel fine CAGiversary!   1016 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:35 PM

I shut down my computer anytime it is storming since I have had numerous things in this house fried in the past.  I also shut it down when I am vacuuming around it, that is just paranoia though. 

 

I want more storage than I have, despite having a lot of drives.   Between albums I have bought/downloaded online and ripping my entire music collection, I currently have around 4-5TB of music.  Additionally around 1TB of digital and scanned photos, another 1TB or so of misc stuff that I either couldn't replace or would be difficult to do so.   That is all of the "must not lose" data so I have it backed up on a couple of 8TB externals.  

 

I have several other externals with random stuff on them like fansubbed shows I never get around to watching, downloaded game mods, emulation stuff... all things that would be annoying to lose but nothing I care enough to have multiple backups of.  Some of my externals are ones I have had for ages, 1 or 2 TB and more in the way than useful.  I want to eventually get a few more large ones or do an NAS setup.  

 

I have six internals but none of them are large drives either, I need to get a couple of larger drives and replace all of them except the SSDs one of these days.  I wish I had splurged and bought a bunch of the 8TB external WDs on sale at Best Buy before they changed them and you could still tell if you were getting a faster drive or not, shucked them and put a couple in my PC and used the others in NAS.



#108131 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10544 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:52 PM

I keep all my important stuff on my home server that runs 24/7 with a UPS. Non-entertainment data gets copied weekly to an internal backup drive that stays online, but not mapped. Raw entertainment data gets copied onto old drives I've since swapped out (about 20TB worth), then gets processed and loaded onto the server. The entertainment media drives have their own offline backups (12TB) that are mirrors should I ever need to rebuild. 

 

I never used to care about backing up stuff until I built a server to hold my movies and music. Having rebuilt my movie database three times and burned through at least four blu-ray drives I'm not intent on doing that again anytime soon.



#108132 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8994 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:01 PM

Yeah... everyone should have a UPS.

 

It's great to be playing a game with people online, have the power go out and be able to tell them "I'll have to quit if the power doesn't come back on in a minute".



#108133 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11171 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:12 PM

I don't have anything on my computer that is irreplaceable (or, if it is, I don't care).  It'd be a pain in the ass to find a few things again but my computer lives in the moment.  I don't have movies on my computer and my music is uploaded to Google Play so I could retrieve it all.  Games on Steam, etc.  I guess I'd have to download my porn again.



#108134 madjoki   Hey, y no wen free!? CAGiversary!   5352 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:20 PM

No UPS here, but planning to get one sometime for like past ten+ years. Living in area with reliable power delivery, so it's not high on priority.



#108135 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8994 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:32 PM

I have reliable power as well, maybe had one outage that lasted more than 2 seconds in the past 10+ years.  Though I did lose one phase for a night a couple years ago.

 

I have more issues with power flickers.  It's convenient to not have everything shut down when the electricity goes out for 3 seconds.  EDIT: We have above ground power lines around here so someone hitting a pole or a branch temporary landing on the wires can happen.



#108136 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9159 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 09:16 PM

I want a 9900K.  I've come to learn that my motherboard can handle one. 



#108137 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11058 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 09:28 PM

The Ryzen 2600X with a 860 EVO Sata SSD takes maybe ten seconds to boot.  I mean... maybe longer but at that point it's not practically noticeable.  Usually when I first start my PC I'm doing other things and not sitting in my chair screaming at it to boot faster.

 

As some of you might recall several years ago I had a low opinion of SSDs due to the price/performance ratio.  Now, however, they've dropped significantly in price -- I got an 1 TB 860 Samsung around $110.  If you're just an average/somewhat more than casual gamer who doesn't download shitloads of AAA stuff (and can delete shit he's not actively playing) then you're good-to-go with only one SSD.  If you're into media storage of music, videos, whatever.  Yeah, I guess you would need multiple drives.



#108138 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8826 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 10:38 PM

 learn to uninstall shit you don't play.

How dare you, sir. A Valley WIthout Wind will remain installed on the off chance I beat everything else in my backlog and am bored enough to boot it up, thank you.



#108139 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25890 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 10:49 PM

I was speaking in hypothetical in the "Better GPU or more storage" dilemma.  No one cares about your 970.

Yeah, but what about the 6GB GTX 1060 (mobile)? ;)



#108140 FissFiss   Meow CAGiversary!   8643 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2019 - 10:50 PM

Psh laptop gaming

#108141 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   279 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:09 AM

How long does it take your PCs to boot? with several drives and attachments

 

It's bugging me that my new build takes 20-24 seconds to startup due to some modern hardware pieces like the Asus bios and overclocking.  My old '12 build boots in about 13 seconds on just a crappy Inland 250gb SATA SSD

Welcome to the variable world of motherboards where each manufacturer can and does do weird shit with their mobos/bioses. Sort of like win8 and 10 with their "fastboot" mode which is just a form of sleep/hibernation but it boots faster they say!

 

Gigabyte appears to have put out motherboards from 2011-2013, Intel or AMD based that ended up hating newer AMD video cards from 2014 onward. All kinds of weird random blue screen crashes due to that. Fix it or even admit it is a thing? Ha, ha, ha.



#108142 JCAll   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1990 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 01:10 AM

Ugh, the last storm we had messed with the power all night and now my PC doesn't shut down, and if I force it to shut down it doesn't want to start back up.  I'm going to have to just start replacing parts and hope.

 

The moral is turn off your computer.



#108143 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1798 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 02:20 AM

The moral is have a proper surge protector and or UPS

ftfy



#108144 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11171 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 03:25 PM

Finished Metro Exodus last night and my opinion didn't change much.  Probably a solid "B" game, rating a little higher if you have particular fondness for the Metro franchise and/or Stalker.  No regrets about getting or playing it.  I put about 30 hours into it and got 65-70% of the achievements.  People hunting for every collectable and achievement will take longer.  I also played at default difficulty and had few hang-ups in progressing.

 

The game has five major phases: two 'open world' lite, two linear tunnel crawlers and one exterior that's still pretty linear.  Story is serviceable; you're out looking for a new place to live and naturally each spot has shit going down that pushes you to trying the next spot.  Atmosphere is very well done and there's tons of NPC dialogue to eavesdrop on and letters and stuff if that's your jam.  Guns feel distinctive and good although the shooting mechanics aren't as refined as other games (namely no cover or lean).  Stealth felt good to me.  The game uses light well including parts where creeping in the dark is your best option and other times where the light is needed to keep the creepy-crawlies at bay.  Weirdly, they leave you unvoiced which means you spend a lot of time mutely standing around while people spout exposition at you.  For the amount of NPC chatter they weren't suffering for voice actors so this was a conscious decision but I don't know if it was a great one.  I think some better shooting mechanics and a voiced protagonist would have bumped it up a grade.



#108145 boneless   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1854 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 03:41 PM

Welcome to the variable world of motherboards where each manufacturer can and does do weird shit with their mobos/bioses. Sort of like win8 and 10 with their "fastboot" mode which is just a form of sleep/hibernation but it boots faster they say!

Gigabyte appears to have put out motherboards from 2011-2013, Intel or AMD based that ended up hating newer AMD video cards from 2014 onward. All kinds of weird random blue screen crashes due to that. Fix it or even admit it is a thing? Ha, ha, ha.

Is that what was happening?!? Goddamn I thought my comp was messed up since I was getting weird blue screens and startup problems. I had an AMD card from 2014 to now with a gigabyte board. I recently switched to a Asus mobo and ryzen with my old rx480 and everything runs like butter now.

#108146 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21225 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:13 PM

I'm still not done with Far Cry: New Dawn.  15 hours in. Ubi says I have 33% of the story done.  I haven't been doing the story.  I discovered the Expeditions and spent most of my time doing those.  They are special off-map missions where you get dropped off via helicopter, have to find a package to steal, and then meet back up with the helicopter to escape.  You can do them at the 1, 2, 3 star level and they are pretty fun.  I ran through all 7 of them at each level.  You can choose different ways to try to get the package, stealth or guns blazing, but after the package is in your hands it will set off the GPS within like 30 seconds so at the end you have no choice but to defend yourself as it takes the helicopter 2 minutes to pick you up.  This, along with being able to reset and replay the Outposts at different difficulties is where New Dawn really shines.  I'll finish the story soon since I only have 5 outposts left, but I've been busy/happy with this other stuff so the story is really secondary.  

 

Edit:

 

Also, looks like Newegg has been stalking MysterD:

 

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#108147 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5899 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:37 PM

Well since we are talking hard drive space I'll go ahead and toss this out there...  I recently got a second SSD so I decided it would just be easier to mount them in the same bay.  Its metal, very solidly built as in I think it will last me for the rest of my life, and installing both SSD was beyond simple.  No screws needed for locking them into their individual bay.

 

Obviously, if you have a smaller case its may not be that great of an idea but I have a huge tower because its just easier with large hands.

 

https://www.newegg.c...=9SIA2F88242769  (In case the link gets corrupted by CAG: ICY DOCK MB082SP-1 EZ-FIT PRO Dual 2.5" HDD & SSD Full Metal Mounting Bracket for Internal 3.5" Drive Bay)

 

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#108148 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9159 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:41 PM

Does anybody own one of these?  Asus external blu-ray burner.



#108149 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   3080 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:42 PM

I'm still not done with Far Cry: New Dawn.  15 hours in. Ubi says I have 33% of the story done.  I haven't been doing the story.  I discovered the Expeditions and spent most of my time doing those.  They are special off-map missions where you get dropped off via helicopter, have to find a package to steal, and then meet back up with the helicopter to escape.  You can do them at the 1, 2, 3 star level and they are pretty fun.  I ran through all 7 of them at each level.  You can choose different ways to try to get the package, stealth or guns blazing, but after the package is in your hands it will set off the GPS within like 30 seconds so at the end you have no choice but to defend yourself as it takes the helicopter 2 minutes to pick you up.  This, along with being able to reset and replay the Outposts at different difficulties is where New Dawn really shines.  I'll finish the story soon since I only have 5 outposts left, but I've been busy/happy with this other stuff so the story is really secondary.  

 

Edit:

 

Also, looks like Newegg has been stalking MysterD:

 

fX9DWnT.jpg

My God, ToasterNet is becoming self-aware!



#108150 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11171 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:48 PM

Well since we are talking hard drive space I'll go ahead and toss this out there...  I recently got a second SSD so I decided it would just be easier to mount them in the same bay. 

M... Mou.... Mount?  :-k

 

Half of my SSDs just hang off their SATA cables like weird data storage fruit on the vine.