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    Is it better to connect a monitor via USB, or HDMI?

    This will affect my motherboard choice for my next build. One mobo has USB4, and a new monitor I'm looking at has a TB4 port. It made wonder if there is much difference between the ports/cables in terms of picture quality or any other consideration.
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    Problems with IPS Black panel technology?

    Interesting, I found this from a test site. "The Dell U2723QE has disappointing black uniformity. There's noticeable backlight bleed along the bottom edge, which is distracting in dark scenes. Sadly, all the local dimming zones are on, so it doesn't change the black uniformity. Keep in mind...
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    Problems with IPS Black panel technology?

    I've been looking at monitors with the new IPS Black technology. There are only a few monitors that have it so far, the Dell U2723QE (and larger U3223QE), the HP Z32k G3, and the LG 32UQ85R-W. The Amazon reviews for the Dell U2723QE are not very good (mostly related to backlight bleed and...
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    Asus ProArt B650 Creator, or AsRock B650 Taichi?

    I like the current line up of B650 boards. and can't afford to go to the higher end x670 ones. Both B650 boards are on sale now. Can't make up my mind. The AsRock Taichi is $200 more, but has a USB4 port (not just a header), clear CMOS button (not just a header), and better audio. Not sure...
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    Best Platinum 650W - 750W PSU?

    Is it worth paying 50% more going from a FOCUS series to a PRIME series? And is it worth paying more for a Titanium vs Platinum? I'm inclined to say no, but I'm open to being convinced otherwise.
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    Will Zen 5 run cooler?

    Is 'eco mode' just AMD's own reduced voltage then?
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    Will Zen 5 run cooler?

    Hmm....so do you foresee Zen 5 continuing the trend started by Zen 4 of running at around 90° - 95°C ? I thought there was a correlation between thermals and wattage, no? My only concern is wanting to still be able to use air cooling on future CPUs, and not have to adopt liquid cooling.
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    Will Zen 5 run cooler?

    I realize not much is known about Zen 5 yet, but just reading the snippets of info about it so far seems to indicate that AMD's emphasis for Zen 5 will be on power efficiency, with a rumored separation between performance cores and efficiency cores (like Intel). So maybe Zen 5 will idle at a...
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    Motherboard audio codecs - please recommend

    For the AsRock mobo with the Sabre DAC, what would be the "wrong" GPU or PSU to pair it with?
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    Motherboard audio codecs - please recommend

    So I'm looking at various mobos and part of my decision will be based on the audio codec. Would like to get the best onboard sound quality without going to an external DAC (which I might get later). I'm not up on the latest codecs and could use help determining which is better. - Realtek ALC...
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    Question about AMD Eco-mode and PBO

    Do you need to reboot the computer after setting either PBO or Eco Mode?
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    Question about AMD Eco-mode and PBO

    I haven't used the AMD platform yet, but am planning to get a Ryzen 9 7000 series soon. I was just wondering...are eco mode and PBO both in the bios settings? And are they both just one-step toggle? Or does either one involve another step/click?
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    Best Platinum 650W - 750W PSU?

    Thanks. Yeah, the Seasonic platinums have a 10 year warranty and their titaniums have a 12 year warranty.
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    7900x $150 price jump

    Well, the price has dropped back down (here in Canada), and the 7900 and 7900x are going for the exact same price ($589 CDN).
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    AMD Ryzen 7600,7700,7900 non-X benchmarks

    The 7900, for example, with PBO is essentially the same as the 7900x at stock. Same thermals, power draw, and performance. You could get the 7900x and put it on eco mode and it would be the same as the 7900. Or, you could get the 7900 and boost it with PBO and it would be the same as the 7900x...
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