I was, like I do most of my day, reading a massive amount of threads and comments. I probably read more than I should and I ran into a particularly interesting thread on Facebook that went something like this:
Dude #1 – “There’s a GTX 980 for a ridiculously low price, should I get it?”
Dude # 2-100 – “GTX 980 sucks, go for the 1060”
What the actual hell? seriously? Now, I know that most of these punks are probably trolling, but there was not one honest person that just simply said “yeah dude, that’s a steal of a deal. Get it.” I personally have an nVidia GTX 970 and I run every game I own on 1080p (and higher) on max settings. I have an Oculus Rift and that too has absolutely no issue with my card. I have friends who have lesser GPU cards and still do max settings without issues. I think we have a culture of always getting the biggest and the best when it comes out and in the back of our minds we secretly either envy the ones who have better, or secretly feel superior to the ones who have worse. It seems like that’s the case with a lot of technology out there. Phones, tablets, internet speed, TV sizes, monitor numbers, all that crap and more, yet we simply cannot just say “Yeah, this is enough for me. This is actually more than enough and I wont need a new fangled thing for a long time if I take care of my shit.”
Whenever I make a technological purchase of any sort, I try to find something that is the most future proof. I don’t want to have to buy a new PC for a very long time because honestly, what I have is great and it does what I need it to do exceptionally well.
So, to the younger generation of trolls, enough is really enough. I know this article will get trolled hard (which will prove my point) but really, it’s time to put your helpful skills to use. I realize it’s the “internet culture” but it wont last long, people. The free internet is no more, your right to information is shrinking, and you’re not helping your case at all.
Stay healthy, stay well.
I’m going to eat a steak.