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The Flood / Re: I Have A Question
« on: March 24, 2023, 09:41:21 PM »
I shall simply copy the answer I gave when receiving the message.
I see incels and simps in a hierarchy; simps are above incels but only because a simp could theoretically get a girl whereas an incel is just a straight up pussy deflector. Both are pretty low in this theoretical hierarchy and neither are pleasant to interact with in person.

The Flood / Re: Evangelion 3.0+1.11: Thrice Upon A Time, DVD/BD 3/8/23
« on: March 14, 2023, 10:05:44 PM »
My two copies of 3.0+1.11 came in finally. Unlike the previous three films, Shin Eva had different exclusives depending on which online store you ordered from. Because I was a sucker for two different exclusives, I ordered both of them since CDJapan acted as a proxy-service for getting them since they don't normally ship outside Japan.

Evastore version:
- Movie BD/4k-UHD 3 disc set
- Avant 1/2/A-Part script with notes by Anno himself
- Postcard set featuring primary characters (Shinji w/ Misato, Kaworu, Mari, Rei, & Asuka)

Kinkurido version:
- Movie BD/4k-UHD 3 disc set
- Rei Ayanami acrylic art stand
- 3.0+1.0 OST (movie edited version, not the fully arranged collection released a few years ago)


As for the 10 minute short:


Flashback dedicated to Midori and how she got her pink hair (a Failure of Infinity bled some weird acid goo on her head) with a short haired blindfolded Asuka fighting said Failure with a Frankenstein Unit 02. There were very short cuts of the planet getting fucking tanged and Third Impact going all out (and a Failure of Infinity coming out of the ground with an Eva 01 head falling off confirming Unit 01 is more involved with Third Impact) but it only lasts for a about a minute or two.

Complete nothing-burger....

The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: March 11, 2023, 06:26:24 PM »
20 series cards are trapped in some bizarro world for some reason; I think it’s partially also due to their supply also being very low since we’re now in the 40 series. With that being said the 30 series isn’t much better; the 3060 and its Ti counterpart are really the only “good” deal and I use parentheses because they’re still above MSRP.

The next bargain card that’s currently out is the 4070 Ti which is way overkill for 1080p.

The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: March 11, 2023, 02:17:06 PM »
You can get a Gigabyte 3060 on Amazon right now for $400 and it’ll come with 12GB of VRAM. I tried looking into 20 series cards with similar specs yet those all have some crazy ass VRAM tax in them and are well into the $1k prices which is absolutely bizarre to me.

EDIT: Gigabyte has an RTX 3060 Ti on Amazon for $430 right now.

I only have a 1660. Don't know if I should replace it with the same or get an upgrade. Got about 500 bucks I could spend on one.

Gaming / Re: Halo Mega Thread
« on: March 10, 2023, 11:29:23 PM »
>Can finally play Infinite on my new PC
>All my settings are either High or Ultra/Max
>Everything plays fine even if the menu is a bit buggy
>Season 3 comes out
>Game keeps crashing even in the menus
>Frame rate drops when customizing my Spartan
>Game freezes and then crashes when I somehow get into a game
>Had to "optimize" the game with GeForce Experience to get it to not crash (as much)
>Lower settings now
>Customization still has frame rate drops
>Check Reddit, this apparently has been commonly reported among others

Guess I'll go back to MCC and Final Fantasy XIV until 343 decides if they want to fix this or not.

The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: February 27, 2023, 09:31:44 PM »
If only you had i9 instead of i7 which would have matched nicely with your RTX 30 series.
Do I really need an i9 though? My build is absolutely crushing everything I am throwing at it without breaking any kind of sweat. If anything the only "restriction" I have for 1080p gaming is my vram for Halo Infinite but I'm still able to get half my settings at Ultra/max with the rest at high. If I am going to upgrade later down the line it'd probably be to a higher 30 series card or a 4060/ti depending on the specs.

Also I just downloaded Stable Diffusion; I SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN GIVEN THIS POWER.

The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: February 23, 2023, 11:00:02 PM »
I went ahead and moved the unplugged cables so it's not that bad now.

Well these are hidden so it's ok

The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: February 23, 2023, 10:39:06 PM »

Oh? You want computer gore? Here's a picture of Avalon's cable management (or lack thereof) before I took it apart.


The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: February 22, 2023, 10:02:29 PM »
Another image of the guts.


The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: February 22, 2023, 09:58:47 PM »
It's admittedly a piece of legacy hardware but when I built Avalon in 2016 I still had some old CDs I hadn't burned to iTunes yet, but now that I have those files saved locally I really have no use for the disk drive. It's not even connected to the motherboard; just decoration now.

It was a BD drive too but the software that came with it never worked.

haven’t seen a disc drive in a while

The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: February 21, 2023, 10:12:29 PM »
Whew lad this was one Hell of a build. I can add more images if anyone would like to see more. I spoiled myself and got an additional 8tb HDD.

Corsair iCUE fucking sucks though.


The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: February 16, 2023, 04:29:36 PM »
My current PC is named Avalon, I want to start naming tech going down the alphabet. What should be the next name starting with the letter B?

1. Bavaria
2. Babylonia
3. Britannia
4. Baetica

The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: February 16, 2023, 04:25:06 PM »
Just missing the CPU, PSU, fans, and an extra 8TB HDD I ordered today. I should have everything and starting my build next Tuesday.


The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: February 14, 2023, 09:38:42 AM »
Fun fact: The computer that preceded my current build had a Pentium processor and it actually ran quite well. Surprising since I also had a budget Radeon card inside it too.

So what kind of Pentium you got in that thing?

The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: February 11, 2023, 10:16:55 PM »
Oh, storage was also $150 so more like $1400 dollars for all this.

Full breakdown:

CPU was $277
GPU was $490 (thank you for giving up cryptominers)
Mobo was $200
PSU was $120
RAM was $90
CPU cooler was $30
$60 for six LED fans

Basically I decided to upgrade right at the perfect time with GPU prices crashing (though still above MSRP).

The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: February 11, 2023, 02:29:45 PM »
Full breakdown:

CPU was $277
GPU was $490 (thank you for giving up cryptominers)
Mobo was $200
PSU was $120
RAM was $90
CPU cooler was $30
$60 for six LED fans

Basically I decided to upgrade right at the perfect time with GPU prices crashing (though still above MSRP).

Damn that seems really cheap

The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: February 11, 2023, 11:03:21 AM »
Lol I’ve been watching comparison videos on YouTube and other than The Witcher 3, the differences have been night & day. Anyone calling it a meme reeks of absolute Sour Grapes.

DOOM Eternal got an entire ray tracing update y'all should check it.

The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: February 11, 2023, 09:02:05 AM »
How much did it cost
Show pictures
Around $1300 including new red and blue LED fans since I want to keep my Police Interceptor aesthetic. I'll post pictures once all the parts are in.

did you upgrade your monitor?
I did not, I don't plan on going past 60fps/1080p, but I really wanted to play Halo Infinite and games with Ray Tracing.

The Flood / Re: New Computer
« on: February 07, 2023, 10:16:46 PM »
This does ring true (I still play a lot of Forged Alliance), but I really want to play Valkyrie Elysium, Halo Infinite, and Hogwarts Legacy.

The Flood / New Computer
« on: February 07, 2023, 12:18:29 PM »
I haven't touched any of my internal PC components since I built the monstrosity that's currently on my desk SEVEN years ago. In Ian-years that is a very long lifespan for tech hardware. However the storage is starting to become limited, the fans are failing, and the GPU (while being considered high-end at the beginning of 2016) is now incredibly dated and laughably bad by today's standards.

As such I have have taken my tax return that would've just gone into an index fund, and used it instead to completely rebuild the computer with all new internal parts. I am keeping my mouse, keyboard, monitors, and case because there is nothing wrong with any of them and Corsair still doesn't make a mid-tower version of my Corsair 760T and I am very in love with this case design. Below is a list of what I currently have inside compared to what I am waiting to come in the mail.

Original build (2016):
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI DDR3
CPU: Intel i5-4690
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB sticks)
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 980
PSU: EVGA 850W G2 Supernova
1xSamsung 250GB SSD
OS: Windows 8.1

New build (2023):
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 UD AX DDR4
CPU: Intel i7-12700KF
CPU Cooler: ID-Cooling SE-914-XT
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB DDR4 (2x16GB sticks)
GPU: Gigabyte Geforce RTX 3060 Ti
PSU: Corsair RMX RM750x
1xSamsung 970 2TB m.2 SSD
OS: Windows 10

Please rate and offer suggestions. I will be keeping the HDD trays and eventually getting two very large (10TB+) HDDs for media storage in the somewhat near future.

The Flood / Re: Electric vehicles
« on: January 14, 2023, 10:32:15 PM »
It’s interesting to see the people who shilled them as the vehicle of the future 15 years ago suddenly flip and silently say nothing about their trending growth today.

The Flood / Re: Evangelion 3.0+1.01: Thrice Upon A Time, DVD/BD Late 2022
« on: January 12, 2023, 11:15:38 PM »

Evangelion 3.0+1.11 on DVD & Blu-Ray 3/8/23

Included is an animated short taking place before the events of 3.0. Khara has teased some images:


The Flood / Re: Shin Ultraman & Shin Kamen Rider
« on: January 11, 2023, 05:56:35 PM »
I hate socially oblivious weeabs at the movies; they literally kill the enjoyment for everyone else.

The Flood / Re: 27 years old now
« on: January 07, 2023, 08:16:00 PM »
I’m 28 and I feel fucking ancient.

The Flood / Re: "Being poor makes you fat"
« on: December 27, 2022, 12:47:41 AM »
I will answer this when the situation is resolved as I am still In Medias Res with it. Luckily it is not anything that can not be undone, but it will take a considerable amount of time.

What happened

The Flood / Re: "Being poor makes you fat"
« on: December 26, 2022, 07:15:41 PM »
I am still with Disney but I am not currently where I should/want to be. I’m ultimately just trying to get back but there’s a lot of nuance to my situation.

What happened to your job at Disney

The Flood / Re: "Being poor makes you fat"
« on: December 25, 2022, 10:31:52 PM »
I guess that's the thing, neither the time or the money are really an issue (especially now when prices for fast food/takeout are simply unjustifiable). I've been living off bowls of rice for some time now and one $6 bag will last me a good two weeks every day. Cooking time isn't even an issue either since I just throw the rice in the rice cooker with a can of chili and some butter and call it a day.

The thing is, I have to eat fresh meat and vegetables home cooked exclusively because of my health condition and it really isn't that expensive, especially compared to eating fast food or takeout. You just have to have the time and will to cook your own food.

The Flood / "Being poor makes you fat"
« on: December 25, 2022, 09:54:26 PM »
Is a straight up fucking lie. I've lost nearly 15 pounds in the last two and a half months.

Which isn't a bad thing but I do kind of miss the days where I can just order Chinese takeout without fear of any financial turmoil from doing so.

Serious / Re: The Darrel Brooks Trial
« on: November 16, 2022, 12:27:46 PM »

Reminder: You have to be mentally examined and declared mentally stable to defend yourself in trial.

Serious / Re: The Biden Presidency
« on: November 12, 2022, 12:20:35 PM »
Everyone and their grandmother expects the party that has the WH not to win in the midterms. This is such an expected observation that Dems were making jokes about losing their jobs running up to the 2010/2014 midterms. So when I see an administration spend the last two years playing damage control against an incredibly fragmented GOP, I don't know what kind of conclusions you want me to draw other than "They're going to get butt fucked" when historically they've lost way more when they haven't even done anything laughably silly.

It's pretty obvious Ian was hoping for the GOP to win bigger, but I will say that basically everyone I know that is a Republican or leans republican believes that the majority of the GOP are complete losers.

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