Originally Posted by Jedi Mind Trick
You and me both, you and me both.
I just look locally for deals and the 10-series/see what microcenter has open box if I need a GPU. The 20xx series seems insanely overpriced considering I won't make use of any of the added technologies [especially with DLSS being as useless as it seems]. It is weird, most generations I cycle through GPUs like crazy. This one, aside from buying and returning a bunch of cards that I did not like, I have only upgraded my GPU once in the past year (got a crazy deal on a 1080Ti [honestly doesn't feel that much better than my 980ti; but w.e]). Conversely, I've had almost all the CPU's in the 8xxx-series Coffeelake lineup and all the Ryzen CPUs better than the 1600 (aside from the 2700x). Hopefully, once Navi comes out (or if they make more GTX cards [like an 1880 or something]), I can go back to screwing around with GPUs (which are more fun to OC in my opinion).
The XBO:X is a nice little system and game-pass is awesome (especially when on sale; it was $2 for two months recently); add a decent TV (and sound system) and you have a nice little media setup (even more so with a plex server). Consoles always get knocked, but there really is no better setup than one that has em all!
Yeah when I moved from my 980 ti to the 1080 ti I wasn't overly impressed. It was better of course but nothing like when I moved from a 780 to the 980 ti. That felt like a proper generational leap. Though I was going from a normal 780 and not the 780 ti.
Yeah I've got a good selection of platforms right now. FX 6300 (keep it in my closest though pull it out for benchmarking), 4790k (ol'ladys on it), R7 2700 (backup rig), 7820x (main rig). I did have a few other cpu's/mobo from that range of gen's though I try and sell them off when I no longer use them. I start feeling guilty about hording too much hardware.
I've been really happy with the Xbox one x. I don't game on it much but as for a media center type deal, 4k bluray, streaming, music whatever it's great. I do have the game pass. My main reason for going with the game pass is I otherwise wouldn't pick buying a game on Xbox over pc so the game pass gives me a large selection of xbox games without having to buy them. I luckily already had a good ht sound system for my pc so I just moved that over to the tv. I did cut out the surrounds and moved to 2.1 stereo to save space.
I'm as much an enthusiast as the next person around here but Nvidia just really annoyed me with the way they handled the rtx gpu's. I just can't bring myself to be taken advantage of like that.