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    PC gaming is in a decline — and deserves to be

    Title is misleading. He's not wrong in how games are being constructed and what the focus these publishers have. It's blatant. I do agree that it applies too all forms of gaming just just PC. Not sure if the market will ever change if the focus ultimately is $$$$ and not what us gamers want.
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    Upgrading 980Ti

    So with $400 cash and selling of the 980Ti's you should be in the ballpark of $700-800. With that you can either get a used 2080Ti (if you can find one) or a 2080 super.
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    Upgrading 980Ti

    What is your budget? That will really tell us what you should get.
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    2080ti 2080 Ownership Club

    Got it for a little over $900. Waterblocked and ready to go. I forgot to take a picture yesterday of the rest of the plumbing. First time wc'in too.
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    10980XE Benchmarked

    Only thing could be heat. Guess we have to start investing in LN2....
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    10980XE Benchmarked

    Is it possible this was a binned chip? So it's core voltage was very low.
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    Help picking and setting up fans

    The noctua af12's are good. they have great cfm and are low noise. Search for fans with good reviews and pick the ones with the most cfm. CFM is what matters on these fans.
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    Help picking and setting up fans

    You have the first version of CM690 that has been out since 2006-07. I have the same case. Just add fans to your missing slots. If you can add 3, use 2 as intake and 1 as exhaust. If you have only 2 spots use a higher cfm as your intake and lower cfm as your exhaust. Keep your flow in a somewhat...
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    Continued Life from Great OCs...

    Back in 06' when I had a Q6600 quad. I used it for a few years without overclocking. Once I started to see that the build wasn't keeping up with newer games, I started overclocking to keep it running. I didn't oc the GPU (8800 GT), but the Q6600 was a beauty oc'ed. I plan on keeping my 9900k...
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    Is it just me or...

    Seems like you're on the fence of trying them out.
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    Cascade Lake-X Pricing and Model List

    So I made the better choice unknowingly. :cool:
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    Cascade Lake-X Pricing and Model List

    I paid $449.99 for the 9900K vs the expected price of $589.99 for the 10900X. :cautious: So the $150 is not a big deal (itll just delay the build that much longer).
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    Cascade Lake-X Pricing and Model List

    I don't think I need the 8 cores. I was going to go with i7-9800X originally, but microcenter had a bundle deal for the 9900K w/ Aorus Master. I just want to build a rig and slowly increase the performance of the CPU until its maxed out as years go by. So the extra cores would help for longevity...
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    Cascade Lake-X Pricing and Model List

    So do I go return my i9-9900k / z390 master, and go with one of the i9-10xxx chips ???? Was building my new rig around the 9900K, now I'm second guessing. Really surprising that prices are coming down so low. Something is up. Either Intel has nothing groundbreaking in the pipes or they need...
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    My Q6600 (non G0)

    This!!! It definitely is crazy how it outperformed lots of CPU's at the time of its release and continued to keep up years after. My first ever computer build utilized it, so it definitely has more sentimental value than anything. Now I'm getting a little nostalgic with all this. I might just...
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