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    No excitement about intel's latest offering??

    What's this about AMD being Chinese and Intel American? LOL! Both have significant amounts of Chinese and American involvement - you can't do efficient CPU's without both. Ok one of them has a white looking CEO and the other one an Asian (Lisa Su, who is actually an American btw) - but who...
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    Jeez 10900k really?

    Same here, but have come to the opposite conclusion. I too "want the best". And I don't care at all about brand. And if you look at expert reviews/industry reviews, overwhelmingly, almost all of them are saying the same thing in 2020: the "best CPU's" are not Intel. Now if you care about...
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    Jeez 10900k really?

    Ok, the "best at photoshop and gaming", lol. And yes, agree that nowadays it's not so easy to crown any one CPU as the best overall. And that's the market the 10900k has come out in hence this thread where things aren't so black and white. A couple of years ago it was easy: the top Intel was...
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    Jeez 10900k really?

    I agree with you at a tactical level. When the 9900k came out, it was "the best CPU" you could buy in that general class, damn the price. And yes, it made sense to buy it for that. So if you had money back in 2018 and wanted the best CPU, it absolutely made sense to get the Intel i9-9900k...
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    Jeez 10900k really?

    Yes - if you're looking for cost effective Intel high end gaming solutions, the 10700k is pretty good or if you can find a cheap 9990k and overclock it that can be works pretty well also. Take the money you save and invest it in a high end 2080ti.... You can't expect the 10900k to be...
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    Jeez 10900k really?

    Those are merely numbers contributing to a point. Suggest not focusing on that but the main point being made. In 2020, someone looking to buy the "best overall CPU" (in a given class), regardless of minor differences in price, would not be leaning towards Intel. And the 10900k, while a fine...
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    Jeez 10900k really?

    That's not correct. There are users like me who try to go for "best in class" components. Price is still important, but secondary. That meant that since the AMD Athlon I've been Intel since Intel technology was clearly superior. And yes, during that time AMD was for people looking to save a...
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    New gaming pc which one?

    Pretty good spec. But that 2 TB HDD, and your storage options, look out of place - it's fine for a cheaper or older system, but unusual for a new high spec setup. It's slow, doesn't have much capacity and just contributes heat and noise... If I were spending £3000+ on a new system, I'd have...
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    RTX 2070 or should I upgrade - going under water

    Depends on how sensitive you are to noise, and how much you value quietness. I got the MSI Ventus RTX 2070 super and absolutely could not stand the noise. It was far noiser than my Palit Jetstream 1070 GTX and I found it unacceptable. The fans on the Ventus look good but are rather useless...
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    Are there any "mainstream" 4TB+ NVMe drives in the pipeline?

    SATA is extremely useful for storage (although SATA SSD's are a bit of a compromise). For "speed" a fast 2TB NVMe m.2 drive is more than enough for most people to use as a boot drive holding the Windows O/S as well as your favorite games and applications; and there are edge cases where their...
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    Air vs Water Cooling Noise

    The Rainjintek Morpheus II GPU cooler is even more quiet than the accelero, especially as you can pair it up with two slow running 120mm fans. I'm using a couple of Noctura fans with a max rpm of 900 rpm under max load for my rtx 2070 super. It can still be heard, but it's easy enough to setup...
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    What are your ideal motherboard features?

    Similar to the spec above. ITX, 3+ fan headers, 2 x m.2 slots, and good quality 100% passive cooling. And no useless USB 1.0 / 2.0 ports, instead would like 4 or 5 current gen USB. 4 or 5 current gen SATA... Easily accessible BIOS reset, on/off buttons, and LED/debug on the board... And...
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    Air vs Water Cooling Noise

    If you do nothing, yes a WC'ing pump, even a good quality one, will be noisy. As mentioned above, you need to ensure it's both decoupled to avoid vibrations AND reduce the rpm. And there's a bit of human subjectiveness involved where whatever ends up being the loudest component will stand out...
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    Can I add a External SSD to my Asus AC3100 router, and use it for backup storage?

    Perhaps the more senior classes used them more often, but before this mess occured the kids weren't using laptops, much less MS Office. They just went to school as normal. But after the school shutdown, that was the only way to work. Most families were encouraged to use their own computers or...
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    New to WC, what do I need?

    It's up to you, but I don't see the advantage of going custom water cooling for just the CPU, especially as the component that spews the most heat in a powerful gaming system is going to be the GPU. But even if this isn't a gaming system, if all you care about is the CPU, there's still no need...
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