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    Which display would you choose? Samsung G9 49" or LG CX 48"

    So it's close to annual bonus $$$ time and I'm thinking of giving my 3090 a new display. I'll totally have to rearrange my setup for the LG CX but OLED is just hard to beat for visuals. At the same time the G9 has vertical space that I love for spread sheets, even though it's LCD and not OLED...
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    New M2 Chip Expected to Be Used for Apple’s Upcoming iMac

    Btw I'm waiting to see the M1x or M2 (hopefully early next year) before jumping in and replacing my old Mac Air. Its been awhile since I've been excited about Apple hardware so this has been great news!
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    New M2 Chip Expected to Be Used for Apple’s Upcoming iMac

    While Apple may roll out hardware at faster intervals, i dunno about a yearly cycle. The new hardware is so fast with ARM specific software that it will take a while before software overwhel.s hardware and forces the user to upgrade. Choose to upgrade? Sure. Hardware geeks will be hardware...
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    New M2 Chip Expected to Be Used for Apple’s Upcoming iMac

    This chip design is perfect for Mac and Mac users who are used to non-upgradeable hardware. No ram upgrade? That's ok. No internal SSD upgrade? That's ok. Everything and the kitchen sink plugs in via Thunderbold, including external HDs and SSDs. I've been following the M1 threads and talked...
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    Anyone running their 3080/3090 with a vertical GPU mount?

    I know there are some issues with vertical mounts running only PCIE 3 and not 4 but other than that, anyone run into any issues? Thanks!
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    Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 is only $149.99 right now on Amazon

    Benchies? Yes. Seat of the pants? No.
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    Alleged Apple M1X Processor Specifications Surface

    I also wanted to note: Everything is on the chip and nothing is upgradeable. Ram - you buy 8gb you get only forever 8gb and it currently only goes up to 16gb. I think the SSD is also soldered down on the board, so no upgrading on the new machiens. Period. This was the main reason I didn't...
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    Alleged Apple M1X Processor Specifications Surface

    I'm a die hard PC guy but I've been thinking of picking one of these up as a toy / email / writing appliance. From the reviews, not only is the performance on par or better than PC counterparts (especially for optimized apps / not Rosetta 2 reliant), but the power drain is incredibly efficient...
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    [ROUND THREE BATCH] Playstation 5 $499.99 available online only on 11/25 9PM EST | Xbox Series X/S at 9PM EST only on 11/25

    Yeah - I think post-Xmas, things should ease up somewhat. I'm not in any hurry myself. I'll just mess around with my PC in the meantime. Bound to get lucky with the 5950x and F5 key one of these days.
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    Where / how to buy AMD gpu tomorrow

    I went to MC during the RTX 3000 initial launch days and while the hardcore geeks were out for sure - there were definitely some people in line for the scalpers. Didn't know anything about anything. They were just in it, to flip it on the 'Bay. I was there to buy other stuff that trip so no...
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    Any new OLED monitors coming out next year (2021)?

    That is one of the reasons I was asking. Given the COVID, I was pretty sure all the trade shows were cancelled and I don't follow the monitor-news close enough to know if anything slipped by on the DL. Ultrawide is nice for gaming but I'm getting over it for general use / productivity and want...
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    Any new OLED monitors coming out next year (2021)?

    I just swapped out my 2080ti for a 3090 - which I think does have 2.1 already so I'm hoping that will keep me off of the upgrade train for a while and work with whatever monitor I end up going with roo.
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    Any new OLED monitors coming out next year (2021)?

    For next year, I'm thinking of upgrading the monitor on my main rig to an OLED. I love my few years old LG E7 65" in my living room, so figured I'd look into bumping up my gaming setup, especially given that the new panels can run 120hz over HDMI 2.1. Ideally, I'd like something in the 40" or so...
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    Best Smart TV? (>40")

    Sorry for the late reply - totally slipped my mind until a few minutes ago. I just checked and the Photo & Video App on my LG E7 OLED can pull video files from both my NAS and the USB HD plugged into the router. FWIW!
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    M.2 drive with the highest endurance?

    From what I understand, generally speaking the more layered the die is the less endurance. SLC would have the most and TLC or QLC less and less. For the samsungs - it would be the Pro series (vs their EVO series). I haven't used other brands too much so can't offer any advice on any of those.