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    What are you playing now? Need suggestions after system upgrade.

    Thank you. What if you're not a nerd though?
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    So, apparently MOSTLY everyone needs to return their RTX 3080 / 3090 because of "cheap" components. I'm def returning my EVGA 3090.

    So much FUD spread when a new product launches. It's amazing. Don't fall into the "I hate my new product because someone posted a bad review". Test it. If there is a true issue, it'll be able to be remedied, but don't write it off before you have it in hand.
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    What are you playing now? Need suggestions after system upgrade.

    Seems like every few months, I get the bug to play games. Having sold my consoles this spring, I am strictly a PC guy now and working from home gave me an excuse to upgrade my system. All Solid State now. RAM pretty much maxed. Adding a second 4k panel (productivity and the occasional...
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    15% off EBAY on September 27th

    Whenever these deals come out, I rack my brain trying to find something to buy. Then come up with a great item right after expiration....
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    Get a 1TB Crucial MX500 solid state drive for $151 today

    In for one. This will help me complete my migration (and data consolidation) from spinning disks.
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    Far Cry Classic (PC version) for 57 cent

    I uninstalled. Can't say with certainty that it was the installer, but I got one of those Firefox hijacks the day I installed. Was easy enough to bypass, but seemed too coincidental.
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    Far Cry Classic (PC version) for 57 cent

    I have a copy of this somehwre, but fifty cents is worth not looking for it. Interested to see thsirun on current hardware.
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    SOLVED: Visiontek RX480 8GB failing?

    After comparing to other scores online, my 12k doesn't actually seem all that low for running stock.
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    SOLVED: Visiontek RX480 8GB failing?

    Thanks in advance for any input... I built a new system this past weekend (thread here ) When I ran Firestrike, my video score kept coming in quite a bit lower than anticipated. Now, I am experiencing random shutdowns when I benchmark. These are full crashes to reboot and in a few...
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    Advice sought on my first build in 7 years...

    Thank you. It was telling me to turn VSync off. Is that a general warning that is always shown, or do I actually have to disable it? I couldn't find it in Radeon's settings. Nice system setup by the way. **edit** Did a little troubleshoot on my end. I double checked that my GPU was seated...
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    Advice sought on my first build in 7 years...

    Initial Fire Strike run right after installing it. Will play around more tonight after the gym. Does it seem normal? I know my GPU is no powerhouse.
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    Advice sought on my first build in 7 years...

    What benchmark program is best these days? I ran a Unigine Heaven session just prior to dismantling my old PC, and the scores seemed way better than my new build. I did notice I was running an older version on my old system though (v 2.1 vs v4), so I am sure it's not apples to apples. This...
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    Advice sought on my first build in 7 years...

    Successfully built last night. As is usual, a couple of stupid case issues slowed me down and caused me to chase screws :) . It was too late to do any gaming or benchmarking last night, but it "feels" fast. I'll put it through the paces while working today and fiddle with it more tonight...
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    Advice sought on my first build in 7 years...

    Yep... I had done some looking into StoreMI. Felt like something I'd never get around to using. I guess I'm kind if stuck in the past with some of my thinking. Audio editing is all in Audacity. 16gb has always been plenty. New processor will speed up the mixing and rendering for sure.
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    Advice sought on my first build in 7 years...

    Thumbs up feel good! I like the 860 EVO for games idea. I probably hadn't thought that part through fully. As far as music, my iTunes drive is about 400GB (I also use this for the raw recordsings and final mixes of my podcast). So... based on the size of this drive, it is just an easy and...
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