@destraht Nvidia had better drivers for Linux for a while. Is that still true today as in right now? I was a Linux-only gamer for nearly a year once Steam support and Proton were good. I think that was LinuxMint 18, I kept bouncing between Cinnamon and MATE and liked both desktops.
@collegedude I only have experience being white. I'm pretty sure that it's still possible. So you can't just be white in a sociological sense? There has to be some vacancies now that it's so heavily sanctioned. Think for yourself. Don't try to just do what everyone else is doing.
@destraht I got a 1660Ti last May at regular price. I should've paid the tiny bit more for the 2060 but I am still happy with this rig. I'm out on the current series of GPU's, far too power-hungry. My system has a 550w Platinum PSU where I am using right around 50% of it's capacity (which is most efficient, higher or lower is not as power efficient on PSU's) so I can rock any game on the market right now and am using very little electricity from the wall. Calculators show that I will pay off the PSU compared to my old unrated 750w within the year at my kw/h rates.
I cannot wait for the 40xx series or 50xx series, they will try to retain the performance of the 30xx series but reduce power consumption. I hope. I don't want 650w PSU's to be the new minimum requirement. Lots of excess heat in the summer.Read More
@TiberiusBravo87 I just want to own another high end gaming rig before I die and without paying triple the normal cost for the gpu. It will happen one day soon, I can feel it. Maybe I should look for a badass 4GB card that has been phased out of mining due to ledger size growing too large.
@destraht Mining seems to be a no-go unless you have lots of cash to front for asics like the AntMiner S19 Pro and have a cheap source of electricity. The big players are usually near hydro-electric or nuclear power plants that offload excess capacity at a huge discount. I've heard about some cold countries that have geo-thermal power, cheap electric and as a bonus they just use plain fans to blow cold frozen air from outside into the building to cool the racks of mining machines.
What is really fucked up is we use more electricity mining crypto than all of Belgium.