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leafsjunkie:

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--- Quote from: leafsjunkie on February 17, 2021, 04:03:04 PM ---Update: Yes, GPU's are still basically impossible to get ATM (unless you want to spend double). I tried to preorder from Canada computers and they are no longer accepting pre-orders as they are still trying to fill orders from September.... Basically told me good luck finding a card. Nvidia CFO said a couple weeks ago it's going to be rough for a while....

Sooooo.... I got lucky. Dell had an online sale on Alienware PC's on Feb 4th (not my first choice, I wanted to build my own, but it is what it is), I got $800 off the MSRP price, then during checkout, the Honey app found me another $100 coupon code...

My new system arrived today  :D:

Alienware Aurora R11
i7-10700k
RTX 3080
16GB Dual Channel HyperX Fury @ 3200mhz RAM
1TB NMVe SSD
1TB 7200RPM SATA HDD
Alienware liquid CPU cooling
1000w ATX Modular power supply
Killer Wifi & 5.1 Bluetooth

Can't wait to boot up this beast tonight and play some Warzone!!!

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What did that end up being? $2800+ tax or so?

It even seems that the last generation of cards are hard to come by right now too so I'm glad I was able to at least get what I did when I did.

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Yes, you were almost spot on. $2779 + tax.
Almost any GPU is impossible right now. They are all over MSRP if you can find one. The custom PC I was going to build would have had almost all the same parts (minus the case, mobo and PSU, I would have chosen something else), for about the same price. I got the Alienware just to get the 3080 RTX.

Deebo:

--- Quote from: leafsjunkie on February 20, 2021, 04:30:49 PM ---Yes, you were almost spot on. $2779 + tax.
Almost any GPU is impossible right now. They are all over MSRP if you can find one. The custom PC I was going to build would have had almost all the same parts (minus the case, mobo and PSU, I would have chosen something else), for about the same price. I got the Alienware just to get the 3080 RTX.

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The parts for mine came to around $2700 tax in.

I'll be able to drop in a 3080 or AMD 6000 series when they become available if I choose. The rest of the specs of mine are pretty good, I mentioned the ryzen 9 and the 2TB SSD, it also has 64GB of ram. Some reviews said the stock cooler for CPU might be good enough, but I didn't like the temperature it was running at so I added a liquid cooler too, it made a big difference.

Significantly Insignificant:
I'm really late to the party on this, but the scene where Arthur Morgan is riding to camp after freeing Abigail is one of the best I have come across in a game.  Red Dead Redemption 2 sets a really high bar for an open-world RPG.  I'm not saying anything that hasn't already been said about the game.  If you haven't had a chance to check this game out, and you like RPGs, it's amazing. 

Bender:

--- Quote from: Significantly Insignificant on November 21, 2021, 01:52:47 PM ---I'm really late to the party on this, but the scene where Arthur Morgan is riding to camp after freeing Abigail is one of the best I have come across in a game.  Red Dead Redemption 2 sets a really high bar for an open-world RPG.  I'm not saying anything that hasn't already been said about the game.  If you haven't had a chance to check this game out, and you like RPGs, it's amazing.

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I think I'm probably one of the few people... But I found the whole game to be massively overrated. Dutch is an idiot who can barely tie his shoelaces together and were supposed to believe he had that kind of group together? Also, since I played RDR1, why should I care about Arthur? He's an outlaw who comes around eventually but so what? You don't really get your vengeance on Dutch because it's saved for JM. And don't get me started on the controls or how long it takes to cook meat or even steal a can of beans.

Significantly Insignificant:
I agree that the controls a little clunky in places.  I also don't like it when I have to play finger twister on a controller just to perform an action, which I think for some of the sequences you have to do.

Dutch being an idiot plays into the story in my opinion.  The Dutch character is a glorified cult leader who has sold his team on the idea that they are a higher class of criminal.  They group has only made it that far because the skills of the team can overcome his idiocrasy.  I think this is shown in the conversation that plays out early in the game where Arthur asks Dutch what happened in Blackwater, and Dutch responds "We didn't have you Arthur".  It fits with the whole descent in to chaos theme of the game as people start to realize that Dutch is an idiot, and that their whole life has been for nothing.  How you want to play the game determines how that plays out for Arthur to a certain extent and that is difficult to pull off in a game.     

When I compare it to something like Fallout 4, which also has a fairly compelling storyline, I feel that the Red Dead Redemption 2 story, and the world is just more meatier, a little more fleshed out, like the Witcher 3.  There are parts that don't fit, like the scene with Arthur and the nun, but overall I thought RDR2 was well put together.         

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