As someone who does this a fair bit the damage wasn't bad at all. But I agree with Frgmstr that x399 is a pita due to the amount of pins. Honestly I don't like working on X99 or x299 either. Recommend a nice set of tweezers if you're going to attempt it.
For me it was the first AMD card I ever bought. I owned their CPUs before but never a GPU. I bought the 5800 and was just not satisfied with the performance and especially the noise/temps. It taught me an important lesson about brand loyalty.
Pretty true for me. I did however get a 2080 ti at a great price so the extra performance is welcome. I still haven't even bothered with RTX or DLSS. But I typically wait a while to buy new games often for the bugs and other stuff to get patched. I do like this DLSS 2.0 though, looks very...
If you play lots of stuff that you could really use it for I'd probably upgrade now. Mainly because we have no idea what the next several months will bring and if you're going to be at home doing more gaming it's going to be worth it.
I've had mixed results with those adapters. I'd rather just use the mobo fan headers and make a custom curve using the PCI-e temp sensor. If your mobo lacks a sensor (or even better would be a custom one you can connect to the GPU) then I'd get the adapter.
You need to put caps on everyone so someone can download the Apex update while someone is currently playing. I agree you could use more speed to make it better but you would still have to cap everyone to stop someone from lagging everyone else.
I have actually held off on the 4k/120hz new monitor purchase because the 2080 ti is almost there for 1440p/144hz imo. That's with no RTX consideration. Hopefully the 3080 ti can do 4k/120hz w/ rtx enabled.
Anyone need a small FF PSU? I have a Thermaltake smart 500W that I don't need. I already gave away the case it was going to be used with. PM me if interested.
This is the model: https://www.newegg.com/thermaltake-smart-500w-ps-spd-0500npcwus-w/p/N82E16817153233