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    ASUS RTX 3080 TUF 10GB LHR - unpleasant RMA experience.

    Yeah, my TUF 3080 10GB v2 LHR has similar numbers. I don't remember the fan %, but it's around 2000rpm while gaming. (Flight Sim in 4K) He's running Furmark with fan at 1500rpm.
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    Suggested DDR5 specs for an i7 12700K?

    I have G.Skill Trident Z5 5600C36 with 12900K/Asus Z690 Hero, works perfectly. I went safe as this runs at 1.2V while the 6000 is 1.35V. DDR4 is a more reasonable choice, but if you don't upgrade often then maybe DDR5 is a better option.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: up to 30% faster than RTX 3090 in gaming

    I have a 1000W PSU but my UPS is 900W max. Take out the 3 monitors and network gear hooked up to it and I have about 750W left for the computer. 12900K system without video card maxes out at 300W, so 450W is left for the video card. Hopefully 4080 is under that.
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    Compare these GPU's - Do I accept?

    Newegg Canada has Asus TUF 3070 Ti for 999$ in stock. I got a TUF 3080 10GB for 1099$ from Canada Computers yesterday. (sold out now)
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    When will Video Card prices come down lower?

    Wait for the next crypto crash, it'll be raining cheap cards on ebay and retailers won't have a choice to sell at MSRP or less. Let's hope it happens in 2022. Newegg bundles are ridiculous, Canada Computers is a bit better only forcing a motherboard or power supply purchase without inflating...
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    When will Video Card prices come down lower?

    That guy wrote that he negotiated a deal directly with nVidia for all those cards. That's ridiculous...those cards would all sell at retail easily, so why is nVidia selling in large quantities directly to miners? Can't wait for Intel to make a 3070 equivalent for less money.
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    12900K Tamed On Cinebench With NH U12A chromax Black Air Cooler with small overclock 80°C Max

    Manual voltage = 1.300V Load Line Calibration = 4 1-2 cores ratio = 55 3-4 cores ratio = 52 5-8 cores ratio = 51 Used the AI Features page to check what 2 cores required the least voltage. (the "best" cores...) Set max ratio per core to 52 for the 6 other cores. The 2 "best" cores leave on...
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    12900K Tamed On Cinebench With NH U12A chromax Black Air Cooler with small overclock 80°C Max

    You're running 5.7GHz 2 cores and 5.4GHz all cores? Nice! Must be a better CPU than mine, I wish you had an Asus board to compare SP. (mine is SP 88, seems good but not great lol)
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    12900K Tamed On Cinebench With NH U12A chromax Black Air Cooler with small overclock 80°C Max

    1.300V on a NH-D15S 1-2 cores @ 5.5GHz, 3-4 cores @ 5.2GHz, 5-8 cores @ 5.1GHz Asus Z690 Hero (used the BIOS to identify the 2 best cores)
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    Got another motherboard yesterday and did some testing with Noctua NH-D15S and 12900K... Asus Z690 Hero with MCE disabled, rest is all default. Case is Fractal Meshify 2 Compact with 2x140mm Scythe Kaze Flex fans in front and 120mm in the rear. Cinebench R23 gave 1994 single core and 27200...
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    What Z690 board are you eyeing?

    I had all the parts ready on monday but the Asus Z690 Hero I received had a crooked HDMI port so I sent it back for replacement. Now it's out of stock so I'll probably get a refund. Looking at the Aorus Master maybe, or wait for another Hero. So sad, the most expensive board I've ever bought...
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    Not yet because my Asus Z690 Hero had the HDMI port soldered improperly to the board and was sent back for replacement. It's for a 12900K.
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    Bought a Noctua D15S and the LGA1700 bracket on Amazon. Didn't want to wait for the free one lol.
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    What Z690 board are you eyeing?

    Was planning on the Gigabyte Z690 Aero D, but it's low on rear USB ports and will probably release later. So I preordered an Asus Z690 Hero, as that's the only board I saw with Thunderbolt. The 12900K price was a bit lower than I expected, but the motherboard ends up costing way too much lol...
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    Will Alder Lake ever support PCIe5 SSDs?

    From my understanding the m.2 slot running off the CPU is PCIE 4.0, and only the 2 PCIE slots are 5.0. The Asus Z690 Hero can do it with the Hyper m.2 card, but it has to be installed in one of the 2 PCIE 5.0 slots running off the CPU (video card drops to 8X...), not the bottom slot running off...
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