I built most of my new PC back in February with the plan on getting a GPU later. Well I got one now. It wasn’t really the one I wanted, and the price to performance is pretty poor value, but I was tired of the GPU hunt and decided to settle. Behold my new EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING, a stupid card for a stupid time, but its better then nothing. Ideally I would have gone for a EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 GAMING, it performs quite a bit better for not much more then what I paid. At least I can use the old ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 to replace the XFX Radeon RS RX 480 in my HTPC/VR PC Build.
What an awful time to build a PC. Just about everything is either out of stock or overpriced. I was somehow able to snag an AMD 5900x CPU and a Strix X570-F Motherboard at MSRP, so here is part one of my upgrade. I still want to get a GeForce RTX 3080, but its basically impossible right now, and these prices are stupid. So that will come later. The only new parts in this build are the CPU, CPU Cooler, Motherboard and PC Case.
I could listen to John talk all day, so I was pretty excited to see this 2 and a half hour interview.
John D. Carmack is an American computer programmer, engineer, and businessman. He co-founded id Software. Carmack was the lead programmer of the id video games Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, Rage and their sequels. Carmack is best known for his innovations in 3D graphics. In August 2013, Carmack took the position of CTO at Oculus VR.
This has been long overdue. I originally built my HTPC back in 2015 from parts left over after I upgraded my gaming PC. So it was basically put together from PC hardware that came out in 2012. At some point in late 2016 I got an Oculus Rift, so I put a Radeon RX 480 in there so I could play in a room with more space to move around. It has been more or less OK since then, but I would have occasional performance issues with some VR games, particularly occasional stutters and loss of tracking while playing Beat Saber. So with the release of the RYZEN 5 3600 for only $200 I thought it was a good time to ditch that old i5-3570K.