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2 hours ago, Iduno said:

Not quite sure if this fits but it's about using tech to play fighting games.

Looking to pick up a TV over black friday but basically haven't bought a TV in years now and not quite au fait with stuff about input lag besides knowing its something to be bothered about Are the TVs here worth looking out for for fighting games or am I looking at going after 1ms full stop?

 

Just asking because I'm trying to get 4K but apparently the viewing angles on the BenQs already on sale on amazon are kind of ass and the extent of my input lag knowledge was "BenQ good" lol

 

https://displaylag.com/best-low-input-lag-tvs-gaming-by-gamers/

Here are some helpful guides

 

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-tv-for-gaming-of-2020-low-input-lag-high-picture-quality/

 

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/best/by-usage/video-gaming

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Right before the other site blew the fuck up and I migrated away, I bought a 360 VLX. Yesterday it arrived in the mail!

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Highlights:

The box was neatly packaged. All of the stuff came with it!
The stick works (tested in joy.cpl and in SFV)

I'd love to gut the stick and put a UFB in it, but I cannot bring myself to do that to such nice a stick. I may get one of the new Brook converters after the holidays for 360 to PS4 use and hope for offline events to come back next year.

 

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On 11/24/2020 at 11:29 PM, YourFavGrandpa said:

I'd love to gut the stick and put a UFB in it, but I cannot bring myself to do that to such nice a stick. I may get one of the new Brook converters after the holidays for 360 to PS4 use and hope for offline events to come back next year.

 

Putting in a UFB is worth it.  You can probably save the old PCB too!

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I got a pretty good deal on a Qanba Obsidian on eBay and I think the seller was a little mad that the bidding didn't go higher. He sent the package in an oversized boxed and as shipping material is was pretty much cut up scrap cardboard. I can't be too mad since he actually sent the item (undamaged) and shipping was free. Thought it was funny.

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12 hours ago, globe said:

I got a pretty good deal on a Qanba Obsidian on eBay and I think the seller was a little mad that the bidding didn't go higher. He sent the package in an oversized boxed and as shipping material is was pretty much cut up scrap cardboard. I can't be too mad since he actually sent the item (undamaged) and shipping was free. Thought it was funny.

As long as it gets there in one piece -- some friends of mine ordered a PS2 on eBay once and it came in a box that was too large for it and wrapped in a single thin sheet of bubble wrap...

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On 12/8/2020 at 12:57 PM, misterBee said:

Putting in a UFB is worth it.  You can probably save the old PCB too!

From what I heard and understood, the old EZMod kits for the PS4 VLX will work here too; minus touchpad access and some other stuff. I took a month's break from anything stick related to focus on EOY stuff for work, and now that I have a PS5 in-house and will potentially have a crapton of time to kill; if I don't get a Q1 contract renewal for my client, I may look into this a little further. 

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Look what I did. 

After not being able to find my installation USB drive for a OS reinstall, I ended up making  new thumb drives up for Install and Recovery, using Keytags to label the drives so I can identify them easily. The Extra Install drive is going to a friend as he starting a PC build soon, and I am going to be helping them out. 

 

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I have a similar setup to you @DarkSakul, except I have a 240gb SSD on a USB 3.1 dongle for installing Windows, then I have a couple of other drives I use. I have a 32gb drive that's used just for Windows PE and my backup software; then I have a 256gb drive with my drivers, game launchers, etc etc on there. I also have my 4gb drive that's used for DBAN and updating BIOS between my computer and the missus' PC.

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5 hours ago, DarkSakul said:

My cousin's husband just told me about Ventoy, I need to look into it so I don't need to reformat the boot drive any more. 
It's appears to be it's own bootable environment and you only need to swap the ISO or EFI files for OS updates.

Also Ventoy could do multiple OS installs. 

 

https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html

Sounds neat if you have a pile of liveUSB drives that you want to consolidate into a single drive, or try out new distros constantly.

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Anybody in here mess with Raspberry Pi much?

 

Finally got everything I needed to boot mine yesterday and it won't boot. Pretty sure that my EEPROM is corrupted, considering the pi's reaction to trying to boot, and how it acts when I turn it on without a SD card inserted, and from what I gather this is a pretty common problem with RPI4 model B.

 

Anyone have any advice? 

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On 1/14/2021 at 8:18 AM, KingTubb said:

Anybody in here mess with Raspberry Pi much?

 

Finally got everything I needed to boot mine yesterday and it won't boot. Pretty sure that my EEPROM is corrupted, considering the pi's reaction to trying to boot, and how it acts when I turn it on without a SD card inserted, and from what I gather this is a pretty common problem with RPI4 model B.

 

Anyone have any advice? 

I don't own a Pi, but it looks like if the boot code in the EEPROM is corrupted you can just try replacing or updating it:

 

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/booteeprom.md

 

I'm sure there must also be Raspberry Pi forums or something that will have boot files you can update your EEPROM with.

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