Recent content by DF-1

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    Trade my coil whiny Asus TUF 4090 against a silent MSI TRIO X 4090?

    I had an EVGA 1080 that had the WORST coil whine i could possibly imagine. you couldn't be in the same room. you could hear it 20 ft away from the room with the door closed. It also overclocked like crazy, but i returned that shit immediately.
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    Swap 5950X for 5800x3d?

    I just switched from an intel X99 to an AM5 (CPU, mobo, RAM) without re-installing the OS. I believe it was an upgrade from a win7 too. No, you don't need to reinstall. Also that CPU change seems silly (to me).
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    HDD mounting holes

    I managed to secure it on one side of the case by angling it at like a 45 degree angle. Doesn't seem to move. It doesn't have any padding for anti vibration in its current state though which is probably bad for longevity (especially since this HDD seems to be loudly vibrating/shaking the case...
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    HDD mounting holes

    The end of the drive(and the 2nd hole) hangs out (also for the seagates but for them it's for the 3rd hole, but theyre very secure with 4/6 screws on both sides). No way to attach it to anything. I tried the bottom holes too in every orientation. The twist locks aren't directly in contact with...
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    HDD mounting holes

    I bought a 18tb wd red pro. I have a xigmatek elysium case. Up to now all my HDD (seagate) and SSDs fit perfectly. This drive has 2 holes instead of 3 like the rest and I can't mount it. I've tried everything i could think of for over an hour, but I can't find a good solution. Any ideas? I'm...
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    Did I buy a mobo with no 5.1 audio??

    I believe I have an old asus xonar DG somewhere, but looks like thats PCIE x4 slot, which this board doesn't have. I see some $40 sound cards that go into a x1 slot, but didn't want to have to go that route. you can use the "mic" ones for audio?? I guess there should be 4 like you say, 2 front...
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    Did I buy a mobo with no 5.1 audio??

    I have never seen a motherboard without 7.1 audio channels on the back panel. I didn't pay attention to it when I bought my AM5 motherboard: I have a logitech Z905 5.1 system that i'm connecting with the 3 connectors. I know I can do...
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    Further Big Price Cut on AM5 at Newegg, Amazon, B&H Photo, and probably others 7950x @ $550-$555 and 7900x @ $474

    thinking going to go from asrock x99 extreme4, 5930k, 32GB DDR4 to asrock pro RS x670e, 7700x, 32GB 6000mhz DDR5 for $700. Also considered 7950x and the Taichi mobo, but they're + ~ 200 each for things that I probably wont use/notice a different (gaming 4k). And I guess I can always upgrade to...
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    Which DDR5 is better for AM5?

    F5-6000J3636F16GX2-FX5 vs F5-6000J3238F16GX2-FX5 Same speed, different latencies: 32-38-38-96 36-36-36-96
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    Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (coming to PC)

    Can someone with a LG OLED C2 42" tell me what I should use for the HDR settings in the game? thanks!
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    Nvidia has "Unlaunched" the RTX 4080 12GB

    I was 100% right about 3080 vs 4080 12GB being == performance @ the same clocks. lol. lmao. 4090 is < 2x performance > 2 yrs later for > 2x the price i bought my 3080 for. The others are even worse.
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    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    i was debating a guy at work. I said that my 3080 would be identical to a 4080 12gb (4070) if you clocked them the same. He insisted the shitty 4080 would be MUCH faster. what do you guys think? Less cores on 4080, but better arch, so about a tie is my reasoning for my thinking.
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    EVGA will no longer do business with NVIDIA

    It's 2x faster in RT when you play a game on it with DLSS 3 vs a 3090ti with DLSS 2. Fake numbers, fake comparisons, more wattage heat and noise.
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    EVGA no longer making GPUs!

    No. I took off the plastic off of every possible piece. But they put the plastic UNDEARNEATH the freaking screws. There were multiple complaints from people. They admitted it was their fault and stopped nailing plastic with screws in a later revision. I'm glad you had a good time with them, as...
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    EVGA no longer making GPUs!

    I bought 3 GPUs from EVGA. all had problems. Plastic under fan & the worst coil whine ever heard One wasn't stable at default voltage. Won't miss them.