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    WD Easystore 14TB $189.99

    We'll see in a few weeks!
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    AMD’s RX 6000 GPUs to Boost Perf With Ryzen 5000 CPUs via Smart Memory Access

    I'm curious if Smart Access Memory is beneficial across the board, or if most of the benefit is concentrated at lower resolutions. If it provides as much benefit at 4K as 1080p, it will look that much more tempting.
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    Is it possible Nvidia/AMD are sandbagging their numbers for the 30xx and 6000 series? Plus some other ramblings

    Exactly. Watts is the new (not really new) Mhz. More not always better.
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    WD Easystore 14TB $189.99

    Saw this last night. In fer 2. My FreeNAS/Plex is hungry. Wasn't really in the budget, but seeing as Nvidia doesn't want me to buy a new GPU for a few months, I redid my budget.
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    Netflix raises prices on standard and premium plans

    Hah, I'm getting pretty close to the finale. Overall it's been enjoyable so far.
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    Netflix raises prices on standard and premium plans

    I'd be interested in the impression of someone who watched it before the controversy. Reading reviews from before the controversy, it sounds like it's supposed to make viewers squeamish. I guess it's kind of like making a movie about child soldiers. It's heart-wrenching, but that doesn't mean...
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    Unexpected Shutdowns (Windows Error Code 41) - PSU Issue?

    Got lucky I guess and my machine blue screened after boot just now. Got a bug check code out of it. Google shows related to C1 power state - CPU bug. I think I'm running latest chipset drivers but will have to check...
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    Netflix raises prices on standard and premium plans

    The heck... Doubled my Netflix fee a year ago when I got a 4K TV. I'll stick with it for now but it's moving closer and closer to the chopping block. I haven't been watching a ton of content on there recently. Saw something about the Cuties controversy but that all seemed overblown clickbait...
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    Radeon 6000 series: Disappointing Pricing??

    I sometimes wonder how many people Google "best graphics card" see that it's a $1200 (or whatever) Nvidia card, then just buy whatever Nvidia card they can afford. Might have worked for Intel too until recently.
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    Everything is gone again?

    I don't have one, just repeating what I heard in reviews. Glad to hear you're not finding it loud. I don't know if anyone has done controlled dB testing on the two cards yet, could be interesting.
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    Radeon 6000 series: Disappointing Pricing??

    Maybe the Steam survey isn't too accurate? User Bench shows the 570 outselling the 1650, but I'd take both with a grain of salt. You have a good case that AMD has been competitive in the lower end of the market. They haven't been in the mid and upper tiers however, and I think that's where a...
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    Unexpected Shutdowns (Windows Error Code 41) - PSU Issue?

    I've been experiencing some random shutdowns that happen maybe once or twice a month. Windows Event Views shows code 41, but the event details contain no bug check codes. I think this points to a PSU issue, but I'm not sure how I can confirm. I have not been losing power when this happens...
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    Radeon 6000 series: Disappointing Pricing??

    I think we're talking about different cards. The post I was replying to referenced the 1050Ti and 1060. I don't know where you got 1650 from. Are people really trying to argue AMD has been competitive in the GPU segment for the last few years?
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    Everything is gone again?

    Just FYI, it sounds like the 3070 FE is quite loud in relation to the 3080 FE. I like the Founders cards but not sure I'd go with the 3070 version.
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    Radeon 6000 series: Disappointing Pricing??

    The rx 570 released 6 months after the 1050Ti and cost over 20% more. rx 580 released 8 months later and also cost more. AMD was well behind Nvidia with their releases and charged more. Were they a little better than the Nvidia cards? Probably, but you had to pay extra for it. Not exactly a...
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    Radeon 6000 series: Disappointing Pricing??

    Alternatively, it's AMD's fault, because for years they didn't have a competitive card and that allowed Nvidia to set their own prices 🤪 Thankfully we did see a pullback in prices this year. Likely due to AMD having a competitive product, as well as the new consoles launching at $400-500.
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    Borderlands 3 - CPU 50% utilization GPU 100%.

    Your GPU is the bottleneck, which is normal in most games these days, especially at higher resolutions. If you dropped the resolution to 1080p, you'd likely see higher CPU usage in relation to the GPU.
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    Is it possible Nvidia/AMD are sandbagging their numbers for the 30xx and 6000 series? Plus some other ramblings

    I think you're right that the quality of PSU is important. Optimum Tech on YT found the Corsair SF600 Gold can handle the 3080 just fine pair with an overclocked 10900K. I'd still feel better with a 750 watter, but it sounds like Nvidia baked some padding into their recommendation.
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    Everything is gone again?

    I don't think retailers have a whole lot of incentive to combat scalpers. I don't know a ton about the sneaker industry, but it sounds like it's the manufacturers that have needed to step up to combat scalpers. AMD can't really do anything different than Nvidia, because they're selling through...
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    Best Buy 12TB WD Easy Store External HDD 179.99

    Best Buy has 14TB Easy Store drives for $190: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-easystore-14tb-external-usb-3-0-hard-drive-black/6425303.p?skuId=6425303
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    It's not sports, no reason to treat it as such. I've got a red team CPU and green team GPU. I'm interested in what AMD's cards can do in relation to Nvidia's cards. I'm not interested in your made up nonsense because it just muddies the discussion.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Yeah saw that one too. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to keep reloading the page, or if they were gonna use some JS to update it for me if I just stayed there.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Saw the in stock button but couldn't get it into my cart. I got a message saying I needed to take one more step to add it to my cart. Wasn't clear what that step was though.
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    When you get called out for making one thing up, PIVOT and make something else up instead!
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    Radeon 6000 series: Disappointing Pricing??

    6900 XT seems priced very well. At $649 the 6800 XT will need to beat the 3080 by 5-10% to offset the expected lower RT performance. $579 for the 6800 is confusing. Would be much more compelling under $500. $579 is too close to the 6800 XT price, which isn't far from the 3080 price.
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    Maybe. Maybe not. We always have screenshots, and reviewer impressions. If it's close enough in quality you can't discern the difference on a Youtube video, that's a big win for AMD IMO. I'm not trying to nitpick pixels. Just thought that their RT demos looked more like raster than RT.
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    Maybe it was the implementation but the RT game demos they showed didn't look very impressive. I think it will be interesting to compare Nvidia and AMD on both RT performance and quality.
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    It definitely adds an interesting twist. Means I'll be more inclined to upgrade my CPU if I go the AMD route. I think I'm still leaning 3080 but if the reviews for the 6800 XT and/or 6900 XT are compelling I could be swayed.
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    My best guess is we'll see RT catch on in SP games first, where 60fps is just fine and people can appreciate the visual goodies. Multiplayer games will take longer, especially the competitive ones as that's where 120Hz+ really shines.
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    So, it sounds like you don't have a source for your claim and are just making things up?
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    Yeah I would also like to see the source here.
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    As expected AMD's RT implementation was pretty underwhelming. It looked like they just put a filter on the raster version. And no DLSS equivalent. Gonna make for some interesting reviews. Seems like as we expected AMD's play is to beat Nvidia by enough at raster to make up for the lack of RT...
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    Just gonna have to wait for reviews I think.
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    SFX and 3080

    Could just be my subconscious since my last Silverstone PSU was a SFX-L model. Currently in the market for something with a little more power to replace my SF600. SF750 is sold out everywhere and I wasn't aware of the SX-700-PT, which looks like a nice little unit. FPS Review seems to think...
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    Did Nvidia Cancel the RTX 3080 20gb and RTX 3070 16gb

    I'm hoping a 12GB variant would be priced at $799 for the base model, but that's likely wishful thinking. I expect it will depend heavily on the pricing/performance of AMD's releases.
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    **DEAD** 2TB ADATA SX8200 NVME $209.99 Best Buy

    Damn, missed it. A friend is looking for that exact drive.
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    DDR4 for Zen 3 build - Mhz vs CAS latency?

    You're correct. Meant to say C16 and C18, respectively.
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    SFX and 3080

    Awesome, didn't realize Silverstone had SFX PSUs now. I assumed they were still SFX-L. Will have to check the SX700-PT out.
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    AMD issues guidelines to retailers to prevent Radeon RX 6000 scalping

    I've generally had better luck with Nvidia drivers, although I do have one bothersome issue with my 2080S. I order to game on my TV, I have to turn my primary monitor off, then on, then off again. If I only turn it off once, desktop scaling on the TV is messed up and games are choppy. Could be a...
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    Borderlands 3 $19.79 @ Humble. Looks like Epic/Steam code your choice!

    Pretty sweet. I picked up the Super Deluxe edition from Epic last night. With the $10 coupon that's still a better deal on Epic, but if you've got the Humble Bundle subscriptions it's pretty much a wash.
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