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    3080 Ti EVGA Notify Queue

    I got the page to load but I wasn't signed in, lol. Fml
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    This is why I recommend against using a 10 year old PSU for a new build.

    I'm pretty sure. The card requires three 6+2 PCIE rails and emitts a solid red led if a cable is not connected.
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    This is why I recommend against using a 10 year old PSU for a new build.

    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. I just got off the phone with BestBuy and they said I need to go to the store. I'm just worried they'll only offer a refund. Plan B is RMA.
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    This is why I recommend against using a 10 year old PSU for a new build.

    Good question. I'm no electronic engineer, however, I've read somewhere that PSU's can become less efficient over time. It was manufactured by a Seasonic, however, it was a bronze version. So it's possible I started with less wiggle room for wear and tear. (I.E. countless hours of FFXI and WoW...
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    This is why I recommend against using a 10 year old PSU for a new build.

    Also, I can't get into BIOS on the motherboard anymore. I haven't finish troubleshooting that yet. This just happened last night and I'm now at work (with 5 hours of sleep). I tried resetting the CMOS and flashing the BIOS via USB. The computer boots into Windows without issue with the new psu...
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    Is using 10-years old power supplies a concern?

    Feeling pretty bummed about last night, so I started a new thread and covered it more in detail. https://hardforum.com/threads/this-is-why-i-recommend-against-using-a-10-year-old-psu-for-a-new-build.2010733/
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    This is why I recommend against using a 10 year old PSU for a new build.

    cliffs: - OP patiently builds a new computer at non-scalper prices. - OP scores a msrp RTX 3080 from Best Buy. - OP still needed a PSU at non-inflated price, but was eager and decided to use 10yr old PSU - OP builds system and sets powerlimit to 75% on rtx 3080, measuring 230 watts at load. - OP...
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    Is using 10-years old power supplies a concern?

    Yeah. I'm sure it's the memory module. I replaced my psu with a Seagate 850w platinum px-850 and plugged in my gtx 1080ti. I have a msi board with the easy debug lights. I tried booting with that module by itself in slot two and it won't boot, dram error light. I tried the other slots and...
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    Is using 10-years old power supplies a concern?

    Trust me. It's not worth the risk. I just built a new system with my 10 year old psu. Ran a benchmark, heard a pop, computer shut down, then I smelled smoke. I fried my gtx 3080 and one of my ram sticks. Still running test to see if anything else is damaged.
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    New to mining - General questions about auto-exchange and payout on MPH

    Thank you! I'll look into (litecoin fees + exchange fees + transfer fees) vs (ETH fees + transfer fees). Thank you, I'll look into 2miners and see if that'll benefit me. Can I use AwesomeMiner(PhoenixMiner) to mine directly to my wallet, avoiding MPH and coinbase all together? You nailed all...
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    New to mining - General questions about auto-exchange and payout on MPH

    Hi everybody! After watching a handful of youtube videos and reading online guides, I'm started mining with my gaming rig. However, I'm still a little confused with the auto-exchange and payout. Also, I'm also open to any tips from the veterans!! Setup 1x GTX 1080ti Founders Edition (+200...
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    Recommeded Synology packages for DS218j? First-time Newbie

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the world of NAS and I just picked up my first NAS (Synology DS218J) on black friday, along with two 8TB hard drives. Yay! I want to run RAID1 for home backup; family pictures, videos and documents. And be able to access it through my windows computer and android cell...
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    Corsair fan pricing

    Hi, i'm a little late, however, I have an answer for everyone's question! lol. I'm was shopping for fan replacement earlier today and I came across an article that explained the cost difference. http://www.anandtech.com/show/9737/the-corsair-sp140-led-af140-led-sp120-af120-fan-review/5 "As for...
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    4K performance of 970 vs 980 Ti

    Wait until the next generation of GPU's for 4k gaming. They're currently a generation behind the developers.
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    Benchmarks: 570 gtx vs 970 gtx w/ Phenom ii x4 945

    Of couse a 6700k will out perform a 2500k, that's a 6th generation i7 and $400! I don't think you read my entire reply and/or missed my point. The 2500k is only a $75 temporary solution and with my current funds it's the best bang for my buck. I also highly doubt it will "be a bottleneck in a...
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