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    I recently used the Phanteks 600s and it is quite good airflow and actually more quiet as mesh as opposed to the "silent" mode with covers. I used Noctua fans and found that using too many fans at too high of an RPM caused it to actually get...
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    johnnysd replied to the thread New Silverstone FT02.
    If anyone wants a FT-02 in pretty decent shape let me know. I just made a new system and moved to a new case, and will likely sell the case or possibly the whole system i5-8400, 1070TI, 16GB, 750 Seasonic Gold P/S. Am in San Diego local meet up...
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    johnnysd replied to the thread Help with Case Choice.
    I used a FT-02 for several builds and it was always really quiet. Was considering using the new Alta F1 but the new generation of graphics cards all have heat pipes that would not work well in the 90 degree rotation. So in search of a case. Be...
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    I am building a new PC. I have the 5600 processor already, and it will have either a 3080 or 6800XT in it. I want the system to be as silent as possible. I will run the CPU and GPU at stock (possible GPU undervolt) I will use a Noctua S15S as...
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    johnnysd replied to the thread 6800 / XT Review Round Up.
    It's interesting. In the few reviews that used them the Fidelity FX optimized cards seemed to really be ahead of 3080. Stock to stock, 3080 is overall ahead and has much faster RT and DLSS. but I could see that moving towards AMD as time goes on...
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    Well the Dark Hero is fanless which is a huge plus. It is also a 2nd generation X570 which is always a plus as they can optimize the board after a year or more of learning where the weaknesses of the design are. It supports adaptive overclocking...
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    johnnysd commented on Firewalker59's profile post.
    I do not seem to be able to message directly.
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    johnnysd commented on Firewalker59's profile post.
    Have people ahead of you. Are you San Diego local?
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    Just my opinion but I think that Rasterization is >>>>RT in importance and I think the Radeon cards are far better positioned for the future. They will have a DLSS alternative, and Ray Tracing will be for the most part designed around DXR keeping...
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    Isn't there like 1 RA per 20 cores so the PC should have at least double the raw RT performance of PS5 and at least 25% above Xbox?
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    Seems like if you configure it right it provides an exceptional upgrade but there are several ways to hold it back. Essentially don't cheap out on memory and GPU if you want the benefit, and get the right speed of memory and make sure there are 4...
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    I made no claim to be an expert in consumer motherboards. I do work in the embedded computing industry selling industrial motherboards from ATX all the way down to 1.8" sizes as well as COM express modules. My experience with our products which...
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    johnnysd replied to the thread I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!.
    So my name just came up for the EVGA 3080 FTW3 version with the metal backplate. I had really decided to go with a 6800XT this time and still think I want to go that way when I can get a Nitro or Red Devil. But I couldn't just turn down the 3080...
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    I won't presume to advise you, that is your decision but I think I would. If you look at Newegg reviews you will see a lot of reviews that seem to align with this issue. It is definitely not something I want to deal with and because of that I...
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    johnnysd replied to the thread Radeon 6000 series speculation.
    It's a waste of money and completely unecessary.
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    johnnysd replied to the thread Radeon 6000 series speculation.
    Man there needs to be like a sticky for power supplies and the reality of them. I can almost guarantee that the 3800XT would work with a good quality 500W power supply. Seasonic has an awesome power supply tool. The thing is the differences in...
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    johnnysd replied to the thread New Silverstone FT02.
    Thanks again. The wording is really bad on the Silverstone page and the pictures are not really very clear. But I did understand it the way you just described. I looked at the card I have and it looks similar to the Sapphire Nitro 6800XT I want...
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    johnnysd replied to the thread New Silverstone FT02.
    Thanks for that. I had a hard time understanding the Silverstone page. Do most graphics cards use heat pipes or is the 3090 FE cooler unique? I have always had such awesome temps in the FT-02 and never heard anyone mention this. Gamer's Nexus...
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    I have actually suggested it. With PCIe 4.0 more and more boards will move towards 8 layer design, a space we could likely compete in. Would require a significant investment in addition R&D and manufacturing capability that makes it pretty...
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    No, it looks like 2X16 is OK, maybe even the best configuration so they are figuring it out. But with 8GB DIMMs, 4x8 consistently outperforms 2x8 even though none of the games uses more than like 7.8GB of RAM. I think they are still looking into...
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