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#1  Edited By frytup

As someone who's been running 1440/144Hz on a 1070 for over a year, I can tell you that getting a stable frame rate at reasonably high settings with most AAA games is a struggle. You're definitely going to want Gsync.

I paid $600 for an Asus PG279QZ last autumn, but if I were in the market now I'd be taking a hard look at the LG 27GL850. Doesn't quite have the contrast ratio of the higher end models, but for gaming it's a popular option at a much more reasonable price.

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Pretty easy since I did it 3+ years ago. The only thing that's really changed for my company is the boss finally got rid of the office space no one was really using.

What I quickly learned about myself is that if I don't take a shower before I start work and make some sort of effort to change out of whatever I wore to bed, I find it very hard to get motivated.

I also try to take walk breaks throughout the day, but that can be tough to stick to when you've got meetings and emergencies popping up at random times.

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Two Xbone controllers. One paired with the wireless adapter plugged in my PC and one paired with Steam Link. Now and then I think about getting an Elite, but haven't been all that motivated to do so. What I've got does the job.

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This probably isn't the best place to be asking for crypto mining tips.

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@humanity said:

Most of the ancillary crew have this dopey look that makes any scenes involving them resemble an episode of Riverdale.

Oh yeah. The YA fiction / CW superhero vibe is strong.

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But your games will not load any faster with PCIe Gen 4 then with a good PCIe 3 NVME or SSD.

Not technically true, but the difference in so small in most current games it's not worth discussing.

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It's not really a great time to be buying any PC hardware. Lots of stuff overpriced or simply unavailable. But if this is an upgrade you need to do now, there are several manufacturers offering PCIe 4 SSDs. Have a look at Sabrent, Aorus, and Corsair.

Those drives will be cheaper then the Samsung, but they're also slower. This is evolving tech, and the first generation drives are just not that great.

Will you notice a difference over PCIe 3 for current games? Probably not much. There are no PC games that require PCIe 4, and I doubt there will be any time soon. That said, right now a first gen PCIe 4 SSD is probably a decent price/performance value between the PCIe 3 drives and the currently very expensive second gen PCIe 4.

FWIW, I have a Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB I bought a year ago for $180. That drive is down to around $160 now assuming you can find it. No complaints, and I don't see the need to upgrade in the near future.

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If EVGA is any guide, the board vendors are taking this opportunity to jack up their prices. Guess they saw what people are paying scalpers and got jealous.

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I've generally been disappointed with Discovery, but gave CBS my hard-earned $10 to marathon this season because I heard a miracle had happened and some Star Trek writers had actually taken the series into the future! Wow! Finally moving past the TNG timeline! (Yes, I remember the Temporal War stuff from Enterprise. The less said about that the better).

I've genuinely enjoyed parts of the season, but the fundamental problems haven't gone away. I think most of the characters are bad, it's far too action-focused, and it revolves around Water Bear Space Magic that makes the worst 90s Trek technobabble seem plausible.

Glad Discovery has its fans, but sadly I don't think I'll ever be one.

The Expanse is great, though. Watch that.