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  1. notarat

    GPU Bestbuy drop happening now

    6900xt Merc there in stock now for $1499, lol
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    Need a little help choosing a motherboard

    I would bite the bullet and get the Dark Hero. Until other brands come out with the OC feature the Dark Hero has, they'll all be "also rans" in the overclocking realm. Dunno if you've read up on it but you can manually overclock the all-core yet retain the ability to use the boost clocks for...
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    What temp improvement should I expect going from 360mm AIO to a custom loop for 5950x?

    Here's the rub with custom loops. You want better performance? You gonna pay for every bit of the improvement...They're no different than "buying" more horsepower for your car/truck/van/scooter... The level of performance you want is what's going to drive the price...so like the other poster...
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    Consensus on Vertical Video Card Mount?

    The sound card has a slot plate on the back which attaches it to the case. Get a friend with a 3D Printer to print a replacement plate that you can use to mount it vertically, and use a PCIe Extension cable to plug it into the PCIe slot. You'll have to drill holes in the case to use your ports...
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    Consensus on Vertical Video Card Mount?

    What case are you using? You can 3D print the MSI Expander card design I have and just bolt it to the back of the case. With my design, you remove the steel "slot" attachment and bolt on the mount. Works like a champ. and you can print the design in whatever color your case is and you can mount...
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    Consensus on Vertical Video Card Mount?

    I like the Phanteks one I'm using with my 2080Waterforce card with custom loop. It installed easily and has not sagged since i installed it in January of 2019. Excuse the potato quality of the photo. My vidcard is somewhat blocked by the M.2 Expander card I also mounted vertically using a 3D...
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    Origin is selling a retro-inspired beige box PC

    That retro case would be perfect with Noctua fans!
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    Path of Exile

    I was playing my best build the other day (lvl 94 witch using Frozen Pulse) the other evening and lamenting the fact that even with 10k eHP I am unable to consistently run end game content and someone mentioned Esoro's Bleed Bow setup. I had a couple of 6L bows of ~320-ish DPS and a nice 6L...
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    Huge availability coming in mid December and January - Source: GamerMeld

    Can confirm latest gouge is that there is a large shipment due. Cannot name source.
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    Huge availability coming in mid December and January - Source: GamerMeld

    My budget for my new system is right around $6k. I could "almost" go pre-built just to not deal with the hassle...but I have too many parts left over from my previous build to "feasibly" do that...
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    Path of Exile

    I should have revised that post quoted above. I sold just 4 Item Quantity gems for 43Ex each (a total of 172Ex) so it's more like 300Ex minimum from recovering the old stuff. I made a reddit thread about my current character asking for suggestions to improve it and I got what I believe to be...
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    GPU stock numbers

    ShopBLT has a bunch on order and are expecting them ~14 Dec 2020. You can pre-order 6800XTs now through them.
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    Any idea of best x570 mobo for 5950x as of right now?

    I currently have the Prestige Creation from MSI. I'd rather have Chlamydia.
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    X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

    They arive by boat. The crew tests positive for COVID-19. They aren't allowed to unload for 2 weeks. All good gear being OOS continues...2020
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    MSI scalping directly through Newegg? 3090 listed for $1,750

    That's just Newegg selling at an exorbitant price. Just like they did when the 3950X CPU was released and Newgg charged $999 for it.
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    Just saw that the Egg is now listing the Asus Dark Hero

    It's out of stock, of course, but it is now listed with a price of ~$485.99 I know that is a lof higher than the normal Hero VIII so I am content to hold off until the price drops a bit. Not that it's too expensive...
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    I'm a bad owner

    Speaking of upgrading...If I can ever get a 5950X without going through the insanity of last year I'll likely replace my O11 XL/3950X/2080 Waterforce build with a 5950X/6900XT in the O11 NON-XL case I have on a shelf
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    I'm a bad owner

    My O11 Dynamic XL sits on the top right side of my desk so I see it all day long...I have to use my air blower weekly on it just to satisfy my OCD.
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    New ryzen 3 boards

    I am not a fan of that board. Asrock makes good stuff hardware-wise...but that board just looks, well, "tacky". I prefer the Dark Hero since it "mostly" has what I want and in a package that seems better on the pallet...
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    I'm a bad owner

    Your O11 Dynamic is filthy. Why you do that?!?!
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    AMD Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT Unboxing

    I hole you get one too!
  22. notarat

    BREAKING: Hostage situation at Ubisoft Montreal

    If that's a photo from the "news helicopter" then there was also a helicopter crash near Ubisoft's headquarters
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    Path of Exile

    I evidently deleted my characters but I do have all 168 mostly filled up tabs of stuff (including ~40 quad tabs) Notes of "odd" things I found: I have 2 quad tabs of stygian belts, lol. DaFuq?! I have a quad tab of each type jewel and one of eyes (and probably 6 more regular tabs of them...
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    I've never seen this - Part 2 - Not a Motherboard issue.

    Whenever I encountered really weird stuff like this I completely disassembled the system and built it in a cardboard box to see if there was maybe a connector sticking out the bottom of the board that was making contact with something in the case...extreme measure...but in several instances...
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    Path of Exile

    So.....lemme tell y'all a story of frustration and discovery... I played since Beta. I quit totally ~3 years ago and asked support to completely delete my account and everything associated with it... I came back recently and created a new account but used my email address from before... fast...
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    X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

    From what I heard it's not due to release until the 17th
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    X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

    Did you get a chance to watch the DerBaur video where he goes into the changes in BIOS? the new setting are definitely worth the extra $70. It allows you to set your load limit per CCX for Multi-core overclocking yet still retain the ability to boost single threaded using the built in...
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    AMD's EPYC 7713 64-Core 128-Thread Zen 3 Server CPU Makes Monster Benchmark Debut

    Not only that but Intel's nanometers are ++++++++ sized so they're even more better than that
  29. notarat

    Who are you in GPU? Please. Thank you!

    I identify as a Trident TVGA 8900C
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    GIGABYTE Announces AORUS XTREME GeForce RTX 30 Series WATERFORCE Graphics Card

    +1 I'm definately getting the 6800XT or 6900XT and putting it under water.
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    Algae Growth? What is This Stuff? (Ooooh locked huh? Someone got mad....)

    It doesn't sound at all like "algae". Is your reservoir clear PET/Acrylic? did the coolant look cloudy in there? If not it sounds like a reaction between the 3 different preventatives in the tubing portion itself. How long has it been since you started using that coolant?
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    Radeon 6000 series: Disappointing Pricing??

    I think the results of the poll can best be summarized thusly:
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    GIGABYTE Announces AORUS XTREME GeForce RTX 30 Series WATERFORCE Graphics Card

    I have the 2080 version and I've been pretty pleased with it thus far. I'm hoping they do the same treatment to the 6000 series AMD cards (though obviously using a different name)
  34. notarat

    Ryzen 3950X voltage

    I would honestly let the chip determine the boost frequencies.
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    Path of Exile

    Thanks for the offer. I got one to drop Saturday afternoon by spending all my orbs buying maps where they were in the loot table...talk about a grind, though. Seems to be working out okay so far, though I did make some changes from Ziz's build in PoB. In PoB he had an Astral plate 6L with...
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    Path of Exile

    They're 30-50C on POE Trade
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    [WCCF] [IgorsLab] Alleged performance benchmarks for the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT "Big Navi" graphics card have been leaked out.

    hypothetical: in 10 games, AMD wins 4, ties 1, and loses in 5 for $500 less. Does it "win"? No. Will it sell more cards? Yes.
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