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  1. StormNobleheart

    What exactly is the deal with GPUs

    Same here. Though, they may be right. Things will get better in February or March.......of 2022.
  2. StormNobleheart

    Time to retire my Silverstone TJ07?

    The Fractal cases would provide a worthy upgrade to your case. They have a lot of options for setups, though you may need to purchase extra parts if you need a lot of hard drive bays. I bought the Define 7 XL because it has two 5.25" bays for an optical drive and a Teac FD-505 dual floppy disk...
  3. StormNobleheart

    5800X performance for $50 less?! Intel Rocket lake i7 11700K Review

    I did not know about the first m.2 slot not functioning with Comet Lake until I received the board and read the manual. If I use m.2 slots two or three, it disables things I need, such as SATA ports for the hard drive raid and the optical drive. I am stuck with only m.2 slot four at the moment...
  4. StormNobleheart

    5800X performance for $50 less?! Intel Rocket lake i7 11700K Review

    I already have a 10700K and a Z590 motherboard. I already have an 11700K on pre-order (begrudgingly) so I can actually use the features of said motherboard. I thought the particular board I wanted would sale-out for a very long time like the 570X Dark Hero and 570X Strix-E did. Instead, the Z570...
  5. StormNobleheart

    5800X performance for $50 less?! Intel Rocket lake i7 11700K Review

    Thanks. I probably will sell the 10700K. That is disappointing to read about SSD's in RAID 0. I have worked on PC's for about 25-years and I still feel like I know next to nothing.
  6. StormNobleheart

    5800X performance for $50 less?! Intel Rocket lake i7 11700K Review

    I have the Asus Z590 Maximus Hero XIII in my computer currently. I doubt I could sell it for enough to purchase another 570X Strix-E much less a Dark Hero. I have a 10700K already. Unfortunately, I only have about $450 set aside. I really wanted to install the second Samsung 980 Pro I have and...
  7. StormNobleheart

    5800X performance for $50 less?! Intel Rocket lake i7 11700K Review

    Whisky Tango Foxtrot! I am really, really regretting my purchase now. I am regretting giving that Asus 570X Strix-E to my nephew when I could not get a 5000 series Ryzen more so. I was just going to get the 11700K anyway because I have a nice Z590 board in hopes that it was close enough to the...
  8. StormNobleheart

    Anandtech and Gamers Nexus 11700k Reviews

    I bought a couple 3800X's because they were $10 cheaper than the 3700X was at the time. I am just kicking myself for going Intel because it was available at a good price at the time when I could not get anything AMD for even close MSRP.
  9. StormNobleheart

    Anandtech and Gamers Nexus 11700k Reviews

    Figures I am stuck with a crappy platform.
  10. StormNobleheart

    Anyone have experience with Colorful (brand) motherboards? Should I use one versus an MSI Tomahawk board?

    I have had good experiences building systems with the Asus Prime X570-Pro. The only downside to them was the price. I thought they were about $50 too much. Sometimes you can find them on sale for about $220.
  11. StormNobleheart

    What exactly is the deal with GPUs

    I doubt the 3080's will become readily available for a decent price. I do believe the 5900X's will become more available by that time. I was also tempted to buy a prebuilt system. My work has a deal with Dell so I thought about buying some cheaper system with a 3080 or 3090 in it. I would have...
  12. StormNobleheart

    Can you install a Ryzen 3600 into a powered on computer socket without damaging it?

    Talk about lucky! I am amazed that the CPU and motherboard were unharmed by this. I do my best to remember to unplug the power supply before working-on computer components ever since I had a computer power-on while I was plugging in a graphics card. I bumped the power button and on came the...
  13. StormNobleheart

    Rocket Lake-S prices revealed through retailers

    I pre-ordered the 11700K for about $400. Hopefully, it will arrive before March 30th. It seemed like a slightly better deal than a 5800X because I do not need to buy another motherboard. The 11900K does not seem worth the price just for the extra boost compared to the 11700K and 5900X.
  14. StormNobleheart

    Anyone have experience with Colorful (brand) motherboards? Should I use one versus an MSI Tomahawk board?

    Those boards have some really nice looking PCB 's. Too bad they do not have some higher-end models with good VRM's and other extras.
  15. StormNobleheart

    Nvidia's GeForce GPU shortage isn't improving anytime soon...or later.

    Gaming like it is 1999 with Heroes of Might and Magic 3!
  16. StormNobleheart

    Anandtech and Gamers Nexus 11700k Reviews

    The problem is.....I cannot use quite a few features of the motherboard. I cannot add a second m.2 drive without losing the optical and hard drives. I also have a 980 Pro that ended up as a waste. I am tempted to just vendor off everything and do without a computer for a while because I am so...
  17. StormNobleheart

    Ryzen 3900X (or 3950X) on X370.

    RIP motherboard.
  18. StormNobleheart

    Microcenter has dropped price ...AMD 5800x $429

    With how hard it was to obtain a 5000 series CPU much less purchase one at about MSRP for a few months, I do not blame some celebrating a small victory.
  19. StormNobleheart

    X570 USB Issues: Keep or Exchange for Intel

    I would not worry too much about it as AMD has announced a fix for the USB issue.
  20. StormNobleheart

    The almost perfect motherboard - ASUS Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFI

    That motherboard is a beautiful piece of hardware. I have that case as well. It has a massive amount of space. I went with it because of the sleek styling, 5.25" drive bays and I would like to go with a Threadripper system one of these days.
  21. StormNobleheart

    The almost perfect motherboard - ASUS Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFI

    Something fun to play around with if I had the money.
  22. StormNobleheart

    Microcenter has dropped price ...AMD 5800x $429

    Nah, that is just being [H].
  23. StormNobleheart

    Microcenter has dropped price ...AMD 5800x $429

    Nice deal! Too bad Micro Center does not have any stores in Central Florida. I would even drive all the way to Tampa every once while just to take a look or buy something.
  24. StormNobleheart

    Anandtech and Gamers Nexus 11700k Reviews

    The Hardware Luxx review appears much closer to what I was expecting for this processor's performance. I may purchase one after all so I do not need to buy another motherboard.
  25. StormNobleheart

    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    I have been able to find the 5600X and 5800X at MSRP without issue for the past few weeks. I have been tempted to purchase the 5800X because it has the right amount of cores and low latency. I just do not want to spend $310 to $410 on a new motherboard.
  26. StormNobleheart

    Intel 10th Gen cpus on sale!!

    The limited upgrade paths for Intel motherboards appears par for the course. You receive one to two processor generations or refreshes with most Intel chipsets. The 10700K and 10850K CPU's provide a great value if you do not need the latest PCIe 4.0 interface as well as USB.
  27. StormNobleheart

    Richard Garriott makes deepest dive

    As someone who served on board a nuclear powered fast-attack submarine, this is truly awesome!
  28. StormNobleheart

    Western Digital Black vs. Gold 4TB for Back-up/Storage

    I am looking for some storage advice. I am considering setting-up a raid 1 or raid 5 for back-up and storage purposes. I am unsure if I should pursue a raid or just purchase a single 4TB drive. I am looking at the Western Digital 4TB Black and Gold series of drives, and I am unsure which to...
  29. StormNobleheart

    I have 10850K. Get Z490 or wait for Z590 Motherboard

    The ROG Maximus XIII Hero I purchased a couple months ago has the same issue of disabling the first m.2 slot unless you have a Rocket Lake CPU installed. I have had no complaints with the Asus ROG Z490 Strix-E and Maximus XII Hero motherboards. I have built a few systems with those two Z490...
  30. StormNobleheart

    MSI GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X 6GB $299.99

    I bought a couple open-box Asus RX5700 Strixes for about $329 early last year. Pretty sad times we live in when $329 cannot even get you what amounts to an entry level gaming card.
  31. StormNobleheart

    Anandtech and Gamers Nexus 11700k Reviews

    True, the B550 is basically a 400 series chipset with PCIe 4.0 support on the 16x slot and the first m.2 slot.
  32. StormNobleheart

    Anandtech and Gamers Nexus 11700k Reviews

    I got because it appeared that Rocket Lake was going to barely squeak out a win against the 5800x a couple months ago. I was not expecting great guns from Rocket Lake. I just was not expecting it to turn-out this bad. I also liked the first m.2 having dedicated lanes to the CPU instead of from...
  33. StormNobleheart

    Anandtech and Gamers Nexus 11700k Reviews

    I read that earlier today and now feel like I wasted $500 on a Z590 motherboard. If I did not need new tires for my car, I would just buy a 5800x and new motherboard.....tonight.
  34. StormNobleheart

    Intel 10nm/7nm CPU/GPU Rumor Thread : Cannonlake, Icelake, Tigerlake, Sapphire Rapids, etc.

    I was not expecting anything great from the 11700K. I was expecting it to barely beat the 5800x. Instead, it performs about the same as the 10700K it was supposed to replace in most applications. Now that ROG Maximus Hero XIII I bought back in early January seems like a terrible choice. Now, I...
  35. StormNobleheart

    What exactly is the deal with GPUs

    I have been using my computer for a different kind of gaming and hobby. I am working-on giving this virtual tabletop gaming thing a try because of Covid-19.
  36. StormNobleheart

    What exactly is the deal with GPUs

    I was surprised at all the community support for the game after all these years. My youngest brother and I use a mod to play multi-player online. I remember when I was excited about seeing the previews in the Navy back in the late 1990's. I could not wait to play it on the Pentium II 400Mhz...
  37. StormNobleheart

    What exactly is the deal with GPUs

    I intend to buy the 11700K. At the current prices, I have no intention of buying a new GPU right now unless I somehow get lucky on a great deal. I just play Heroes of Might and Magic 3 and World of Warcraft these days.
  38. StormNobleheart

    Intel 10th Gen cpus on sale!!

    Those are some nice prices. I guess I should had waited a bit.
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