Tuesday, November 23


Daily News Stuff 23 November 2021

Mounting A Scratch Monkey Edition

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  • To shuck or not to shuck?  (Tom's Hardware)

    With graphics cards still absurdly overpriced, it's tempting to get a prebuilt server from some place like Dell, pull the graphics card, and sell the rest on eBay.

    Dell did have an XPS desktop model with a 3070 that was good value for this, though the machine itself sucks.  But that model has disappeared and the best they offer in Australia right now is a 3060 Ti, and the pricing there is marginal at best.

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Party Like It's 1979 Video of the Day

Disclaimer: Do as I do - but only if you're prepared to clean up afterwards.

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1 Shucking OEM systems for GPUs:  you have to be careful about this.  Gamers Nexus did a review of a Dell prebuilt a month or so ago, and the OEM version of whatever card they got was the worst-performing model of that card they'd tested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DMg6hUudHE

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, November 24 2021 12:48 AM (Z0GF0)

2 For me, the only computer games I would want to play again that came out after 1996 or so would be Diablo 2 & Civ III, and those run fine under Wine on 10+ year-old integrated graphics.

I really do like Elite, and F:E2 & F:FE were also fun; but again: you don't need anything more than a potato for those.

Posted by: normal at Wednesday, November 24 2021 01:25 AM (LADmw)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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