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SSD prices to drop as Samsung plans $2.6 billion spending increase in 2019SSD prices to drop as Samsung plans $2.6 billion spending increase in 2019
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Western Digital used to have great names for their drives like Velociraptor and Black Caviar slipping one into your PC felt like adding nitrous to your case. Now I have a credit card size drive that's silent, fast and never needs hours of defragging.
I wonder what the SSD and I guess cloud storage impact is on tower case builders.Reply
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SSD's are great when you want to have a fast OS or to speed up some games, but for mass storage they're utterly useless for one simple reason: price.


We can get a 4TB hard drive for about $85, yet when we want 4TB SDD storage, we're looking at about $700 (4 drives of 1TB, costing $175 each).


And when people would like to make a backup of those 4 drives, it would bring the total to $1,400. If the user prefers to use internal drives for a backup, he would need 8(!) SATA ports.


Using a single 4TB SSD really wouldn't be an option, because then we're looking at $1,100 for a single 4TB SDD or $2,200 if a backup is needed.


Sure, prices will go down for SSD, but it will take a long.... LONG(!) time before the price of an SSD is going to be anywhere near the price of a traditional hard drive with the same amount of storage.

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EWin Flash XL chair review - gaming luxury, but only when you've nothing left to spend $450 onEWin Flash XL chair review - gaming luxury, but only when you've nothing left to spend $450 on
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Gaming chairs pretty much all look alike, though kudos to them for considering the XL, even the lumbar support looks oversized.
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Nathan Fillion stars in a nearly perfect Uncharted fan filmNathan Fillion stars in a nearly perfect Uncharted fan film
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Forget the movie would love to see this as a series. The hairpiece was great! Am glad Nathan gets a taste of the dream.
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AMD Radeon GPUs outperform Nvidia cards over 288 hours of stability stress testingAMD Radeon GPUs outperform Nvidia cards over 288 hours of stability stress testing
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Hmm... it would be helpful if the manufacturers had an expected wear rate on their cards like good for 15,000 hours or something similar. My son's 290x drivers failed into the BSOD a couple of weeks ago and it makes you feel very sour against the manufacturer when you start searching forums and read multitudes of complaints with no solutions except go buy the competitor's card and never look back.
I suspect it just came to the end of its life, cause he sure worked it to death, however having some warning system that your card is dying sure would be useful, well that and the end of bitcoin mining so that cards could be replaced at reasonable prices.
Meanwhile I'll take stress tests with a pinch of salt I doubt they account for real life GPU abuse over a 3-5 year period.
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Blade Shadow streaming review: how to turn a Dell XPS 13 into a mighty gaming machineBlade Shadow streaming review: how to turn a Dell XPS 13 into a mighty gaming machine
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Don't turn in your word processor yet Dave. The cloud is bland when it comes to hardware, it's like finding plastic packaged mince at the supermarket instead of the thrill of the hunt. Do I settle for a 1050 GTX Ti or do I wait for the elusive 2080 and also bag a new monitor, cpu, motherboard and throw in a case as well or do I settle for what everyone else has on the cloud?
I understand the gaming subscription model well, as it is the same game everyone gets to play, but I prefer the fun of tracking down reviews, configuring the design and putting it all together.
I hope sites like this last a long time yet, long enough to finally get a GPU at a decent price and then start dreaming about the next one.Reply
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And I hope people like you are around for a long time yet too!


I too love the process, the search, the building, the testing, and the creation. And yes, having something individual to you.

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Anthem's E3 demo was powered by twin GTX 1080 Ti GPUs, hitting 4K at 60fpsAnthem's E3 demo was powered by twin GTX 1080 Ti GPUs, hitting 4K at 60fps
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They needed 2 graphics card because 1 is used solely for rendering all the floaty damage numbers
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Skyrim Realistic Overhaul update adds more fancy visuals for the 10GB texture modSkyrim Realistic Overhaul update adds more fancy visuals for the 10GB texture mod
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I recently started replaying Skyrim and spent a month picking out the mods for the playthrough, half the fun in that game is enjoying other people's visions. Favourite graphics mod this time round is one which gives you 3D trees and shrubs, they are really beautiful.
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A player has been permanently banned from Roblox after a simulated sexual assaultA player has been permanently banned from Roblox after a simulated sexual assault
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You guys once wrote an article on Roblox that asked the question...

Is Roblox Safe?

And you wrote "Roblox games are aimed at families and children, so don’t worry, there are plenty of measures in place to help keep children safe. Roblox are part of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)."

So what are FOSI and COPPA saying about Roblox now?Reply
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They say "###### #### censore on ##### words"

But if you have russian keyboard,you can see super censore on standart words and bad censore on awful:

##### - Hello

Сука - bi**h

And etc.

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Nvidia reportedly stockpiling one million next-generation graphics cardsNvidia reportedly stockpiling one million next-generation graphics cards
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Are you sure Nvidia is stockpiling? Other reports say that the 300,000 GPU's were returned by a major OEM possibly due to overestimation of mining demand.Reply
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According to the latest DigiTimes report, yes. As the report states, Nvidia has one million GPUs 'waiting to be released'.


The 300,000 was from a different report from SemiAccurate, and supposedly was returned to Nvidia by a graphics card manufacturer.

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Fable 4 remains a badly kept secret, so play this modern classic from ex-Lionhead devs insteadFable 4 remains a badly kept secret, so play this modern classic from ex-Lionhead devs instead
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Uno, doesn't have spades.Reply
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The Xbox 360's premier PvP game. Touche.

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