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  1. FreeKnight

    Rants etc.....

    Not sure I agree. With the overall silicone shortage and the massive demand from the 'work from home' shift, I doubt there's any pressure to drop prices on any component save old tech or accessories they're not able to move (aka normal clearance procedure). From a consumer point of view, sure...
  2. FreeKnight

    Rants etc.....

    It's been like that for a while. Honestly with the amount of fraud and people stockpiling to scalp, and difficulty in getting supply I can't really blame them at this time.
  3. FreeKnight

    Rants etc.....

    Sounds like FedEx alright. I've gotten to the point where if a company doesn't offer other options I won't order unless I absolutely have to.
  4. FreeKnight

    how much of an improvement going from 4690k-i7 7700k?

    Sagath's right on resolution (and refresh) being a big factor on how that's going to 'feel'. The boost in core and thread count should help, but I'd lean towards a newer processor and chipset myself if I was in your situation. I'm not sure the 7700 will feel like enough of an upgrade to justify...
  5. FreeKnight

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake announced

    It's being called a 'remake' so I'd expect substantial changes. Gameplay is one of the things in KOTOR that is the most dated. I wouldn't expect a FFVII remake level of change, but until more details are out it's hard to say. KOTOR didn't have full voice acting back in the day IIRC, most...
  6. FreeKnight

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake announced

    Not in this case (though I think that was the case for Neverwinter Nights 2). Looks like Obsidian was sole developer but they got the engine and toolset from Bioware (licensed/leased/purchased or however it works for engines). I wouldn't be surprised if there were some phone calls back and...
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    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake announced

    My understanding is that Lucasarts (as part of the Lucasfilm group) licenses the games, but that all rights stay with Lucasarts and not the devs. Could explain how KOTOR II was switched to Obsidian with no formal input from Bioware (apart from Obsidian using Bioware's engine) and the various...
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    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake announced

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake announced Give me KOTOR II or give me death! Well I mean I'll still take KOTOR I. I honestly don't care much for Star Wars movies (III-IV, VIII are decent IMO, everything else is .... not), but they've had some solid games over the years and I...
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    GOG added a bunch of old Star Trek games

    https://www.gog.com/partner/startrek GOG revived a bunch of old to old-ish Star Trek PC games. There's a bunch of others they already had that aren't on that page as well. Thought I'd 'FYI' for some of you. I assume most aren't very good, but really don't know much about any of them. The only...
  10. FreeKnight

    Linux gaming

    At least for Steam my understanding is your steam library is your steam library, regardless of OS, it's just a question of what will run. I'd hold off on making serious attempts at Linux gaming until the Steam deck is out. I suspect once it's released there'll be a much bigger push for...
  11. FreeKnight

    Whats your latest purchase?

    Oooof that's quite the price tag on the Alta.
  12. FreeKnight

    Mouse - small, light, gamer?

    I had the same idea as Lysrin. I use a logitec 'travel' mouse when I'm on the road and it's very small. It's bluetooth, but there's probably a wired equivalent. It's not 'smaller', but have you considered trying one of the vertical mice? Maybe the ergonomics of it will help you enough that the...
  13. FreeKnight

    The 'What are you watching' Thread

    Honestly, the books hit some real dull, long stretches, with nearly pointless new characters added. I read the whole series, but I don't think it's the best fantasy series ever written by any means. It's also got what like 13 books in total? I'm thinking the chances it doesn't get cancelled...
  14. FreeKnight

    Whats your latest purchase?

    Every one I've ever used has been a pour method. Aluminum's one of the easiest to start with. The melting point is fairly low (at least for actual aluminum, aluminum oxide is higher, but that's a whole other concern) but it's cheapand has decent flow when casting. Tin and zinc are supposed to be...
  15. FreeKnight

    Whats your latest purchase?

    What are you casting? I've done a bit myself, aluminum and silver. A slightly funny story; I used to volunteer as a blacksmith at Fort Edmonton Park when I was doing my first Archaeology degree. They had an old cup style crucible at the Fort. It was cast iron I think, but it was in pretty rough...
  16. FreeKnight

    Whats your latest purchase?

    Well I caved and became part of the problem. MemEx had some of the FTW3 cards for $1800. A Strix would have been my preferred card, but it's obviously not worth an extra 700-800 bucks. I've only been using quick miner a few months, but between what I've mined and can sell my 2080Ti for I should...
  17. FreeKnight

    Asus vs EVGA Canadian RMA experience

    Gracias
  18. FreeKnight

    Canadian RMA Experience

    Was trying to find the old RMA thread to no luck, so I'll just ask here. Has anyone had to RMA a GPU to either company in the last couple years? I know EVGA used to be the gold standard for easy RMAs other than shipping to California, but wasn't sure if Asus has improved their process in the...
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    Asus vs EVGA Canadian RMA experience

    Was trying to find the old RMA thread to no luck, so I'll just ask here. Has anyone had to RMA a GPU to either company in the last couple years? I know EVGA used to be the gold standard for easy RMAs other than shipping to California, but wasn't sure if Asus has improved their process in the...

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