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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Over the past few decades of watching Intel 1000x tray prices and internet prices for retail box, there's typically not much of a gap in price - usually they are about the same, sometimes the retail box will command a $20-30 premium. I think the Newegg price is more like first adopter tax.
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    AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Reviews

    Yup. The ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR X670E HERO that was included in the reviewer kit did not go bing with one installed. Confirmed with AMD, who said it was a motherboard manufacturer decision for implementation. As you can see from the linked tech specs, only NVME is listed as being supported on the...
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    AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Reviews

    On the M.2 front, some boards are not supporting SATA on M.2 (which has previously been fairly ubiquitous). If you're using M.2 SATA drives, check the board specs carefully to confirm they are supported.
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    WTB AMD R7 3700X

    3700X Retail box, has seen light usage available for $150 shipped, Paypal FF, Heat under Schro.
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    WTB: Your Underwhelming 10th (or 11th) Gen Intel MicroATX Motherboard/CPU combo

    I have a MSI Mortar B360M and i3-9100F. According to MSI documentation it supports ReBAR. I can fire up and confirm prior to shipping. Asking $125 shipped via Paypal FF.
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    CDW Outlet Finds

    I did 15 minutes on hold before I had to bail. Will try again later
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    WTB: Corsair 900D (or similar Super-Tower)

    Would a Cooler Master COSMOS C700P be of interest? I have original box, so that should help on the shipping front...
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    WTB 5800X3D

    I have one I'll do for 400 shipped (assuming you're in the US) PayPal FF. Purchased direct from AMD, used briefly for a review. Heat: Schro
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    WTB AM4 Ryzen, 2nd or 3rd Gen

    Does a 3700X @ $150 interest you?
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    Chair mat for carpeted floor?

    Glass mat is the way to go. Office Depot/Max sells 3 sizes for fairly cheap - largest will set you back about $200 delivered. Medium Size: https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/8212523/Lorell-Tempered-Glass-Chair-Mat-44/ Big Size...
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    Does this EVGA 3080 Ti just much cooler than expected, or is there another sensor I'm not looking at?

    I'd say your experience is within the ballpark of expectations for that card. Also, keep in mind that different games, resolutions, feature settings (RT/DLSS) and even different areas within games can end up producing different temperature results and different boost clock results. I saw 78.3C...
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    ASUS RTX 3080 TUF 10GB LHR - unpleasant RMA experience.

    I'm just trying to understand if he has a true issue with his card not working as designed (i.e. not stable while gaming), as that would warrant an RMA and indicate poor service without receiving a resolution. But if OP (who is unlikely to be a video card design engineer) is only have an issue...
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    ASUS RTX 3080 TUF 10GB LHR - unpleasant RMA experience.

    Are games crashing and/or is the system unstable?
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    ASUS RTX 3080 TUF 10GB LHR - unpleasant RMA experience.

    So... the memory temperatures are high, but does that mean the card was crashing and unable to play games at its stock configuration? If the card worked, but was hot, I don't see why that's an RMA-able offense as it is working as designed. If it's not stable, OK - that's valid. The other...
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    Compare these GPU's - Do I accept?

    Fairly immaterial to overall power draw (on the hdds). We are talking about 10w each there. 9600k isn't super power hungry - 95w tdp, so I'd expect a full load for CPU/board under 150ish. 3070 won't top 400 no matter what you do, so 150+400+60 is still a touch under the 650w max of your...
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