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flagoon responded to Dave James's comment in
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You might actually be able to buy a new graphics card before the crypto-miners nowYou might actually be able to buy a new graphics card before the crypto-miners now
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Mate :(


That's a nightmare situation. Are you definitely looking to stick with AMD - is it a manufacturer's webstore? Because the 6GB GTX 1060 is pretty close in terms of both price and performance if you're able to make the switch.

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I would love to buy anything, but GTX 1060 6GB costs 527$ in the store, and that feels like someone is squeezing me by the balls. All I can do right now is to wait for the price drop and increase my budget slowly. Thanks for compassion :(

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Destiny 2's PC weapons do have recoil, but it is "modified heavily"Destiny 2's PC weapons do have recoil, but it is "modified heavily"
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What? Of course we want recoil on PC?
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Destiny 2 made me recoil.

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You might actually be able to buy a new graphics card before the crypto-miners nowYou might actually be able to buy a new graphics card before the crypto-miners now
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I'm pretty certain big mining farms doesn't go to Scan to purchase their components.


It's the smaller home-miners that buy up all the stock from retailers. And they'll just go to another retailer if Scan don't want to sell them GPU's.

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Yeah, you're totally right. I'm hoping the more PC gaming-focused retailers will follow suit so we have some places to buy our GPUs from!

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You might actually be able to buy a new graphics card before the crypto-miners nowYou might actually be able to buy a new graphics card before the crypto-miners now
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That's grand, ideally they should be going to the distributors or manufacturers direct if they're seriously buying in bulk. So long as the retailers still get some support hopefully we'll still be able to buy GPUs!

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I'm pretty certain big mining farms doesn't go to Scan to purchase their components.


It's the smaller home-miners that buy up all the stock from retailers. And they'll just go to another retailer if Scan don't want to sell them GPU's.

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Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp review: all the fun of Nvidia’s top GPU, but with no extra OC chopsZotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp review: all the fun of Nvidia’s top GPU, but with no extra OC chops
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Pretty disappointed really. If Vega didn't work out, this was the 1080 Ti I was going to pick up.

Really hope Vega delivers..
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If you're still scouting after Vega drops, it's almost worth just checking out the cheapest GTX 1080 Ti with a non-blower cooler.


Unless you're a seriously hardcore overclocker, when they're running at out-of-the-box speeds there's really not a huge amount between the different cards.

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Destiny 2 "will take advantage of all the cores in your CPU." Er... no it won'tDestiny 2 "will take advantage of all the cores in your CPU." Er... no it won't
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Luckily all you gaming sites exist and filter this stuff for us. I couldn't sit through those over hyped confrences where dimwits have so low standards that they actually cheer and clap for a freaking trailer... So gudos to you guys :)
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We take the hit so you don't have to ;)

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Epic think VR is in its pre-iPod phaseEpic think VR is in its pre-iPod phase
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'Donald Mustard' totally sounds like someone you made up, Rich! ;)

He's right though, Robo Recall is defo one of the best VR games out there. Though it did result in my first VR injury - flailing around ripping up robots and smashing light bulbs... bloody.
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Best PC controllerBest PC controller
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Yeah, totally see where you're coming from re. the paddles. You're right, they are far too easy to actuate when you don't mean to.


But with them removed I find it a really comfortable pad and the build quality excellent too. Been using mine for years and love the weight!

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Before a year was up my elite had the rubber grips peeling off. The left paddle is now super loose and requires a very firm press to activate. Overall I've been very disappointed in the longevity of the controller and wouldn't get one again nor recommend it.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a raft of new screens as console delay announcedRed Dead Redemption 2 gets a raft of new screens as console delay announced
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To be honest, it's not really basing this on nothing, is it? Sure, it might well come out a long while after Rockstar have made a ton of cash on the console versions, but there will be a version of the game for PC. It will be a PC game, so as a PC gaming website we'll write about it.


And from a purely capitalist PoV, it's a whole bunch of easy money for Rockstar when the code work has already been done for the PC-based consoles.

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It's still multiple articles reporting on a console-exclusive game on a PC gaming website. It's not that fact that it's years out that's the problem. It's the fact that they don't even have the honesty and respect for buyers to CONFIRM if it's going to come to PC or not. What's the problem with just waiting until it's actually CONFIRMED before reporting on it? That's all I'm asking. Or hey, one speculation article upon announcement, then complete silence until they have the integrity to announce whether it's actually coming to PC or not. I really think that's a better policy and makes you look better as a news site.


And the capitalist argument is just as easily undermined. Hell, I remember looking forward to Heavy Rain on PC, until they decided to make it a PS3 exclusive. Destiny, Forza Horizon 2, Halo 5, Bloodborne, The Last of Us, would all have been a lot of easy money too! It's sometimes more profitable for individual companies to keep a game OFF pc if they're paid enough. Rockstar certainly didn't think RDR1 was worth the effort and it hasn't given an honest answer about a PC release since maybe the 90s.

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Jac Atax responded to Dave James's comment in
1 Month ago
We'll drop $40 billion-a-year on our gaming rigs by 2021We'll drop $40 billion-a-year on our gaming rigs by 2021
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That's the spirit! :)


(and if you get a monster chassis you'll have somewhere to live with continuous heating too)

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Needs to be solar powered to live off the grid

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