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  1. SPARTAN VI

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

    Ryzen 5600X is now $289 at MC. Step in the right direction.
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    Restarting DLSS option giving me 4 fps boost in Control - question

    Crisis averted. Until tomorrow.
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    Oculus Quest 2

    Just checked my Oculus PC app and it's on this version now: 28.0.0.222.469 HMD is still on v27
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    EVGA Step Up to 3XXX card

    Photoshop your name over the invoice? What a bullshit reason to deny your step-up.
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    Restarting DLSS option giving me 4 fps boost in Control - question

    Consoles have this cool new feature where they permanently hide the fps counter from you so you can just play and enjoy the game.
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    Restarting DLSS option giving me 4 fps boost in Control - question

    Just RMA all the things. Then buy a console.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Because our current parts are sometimes worth more than MSRP of the new parts. E.g. Bought a RTX 3060 for $450 but sold the GTX 1070 Ti it replaced for about $500.
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    Oculus Quest 2

    Has anyone gotten the new experimental update yet? If so, how is Air Link? Just checked mine, and no dice.
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    Acer EB0 Series EB490QK Monitor - $404.99 shipped!!!

    But then he'd have to move his hand at least an inch, and his booger finger at least 1mm. :ROFLMAO: (Yes I knowingly mixed standard and metric)
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    I've got 2 RTX 3000 cards from EVGA this year and they've overnighted the card to me both times. (y)
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    Oculus Quest 2

    The Oculus Store has a 25% off promo today on purchases made through the mobile app. Promo code: MOBILE25
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    [H]OT Gigabyte Monitor G32QC-SA 32" QHD 2560x1440 Curved 1ms 165Hz 2xHDMI/DP $250 SHIPPED

    My sister got this one for her gaming setup. I didn't sit down to do any real response/ghosting tests, but at a glance it looked great EXCEPT its HDR implementation is absolute poopoo. Don't bother with HDR on this thing unless you can somehow calibrate it out of its funk... the color range when...
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    NVIDIA 3000-series Resizable BAR support is out.

    Yeah, I'm not sure why it was required to disable GSM either. All my drives are GPT partitioned so I don't need CSM / legacy enabled anyway. I figured CSM was automatically disabled because I was using fast boot, and it's hidden in the UEFI when you do so.... NOPE! Just a silly way Asrock coded...
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    NVIDIA 3000-series Resizable BAR support is out.

    Took me a moment to figure it out for my ASRock motherboard. Resizable BAR is located under Advanced Onboard Device Settings, but you cant enable it if CSM is enabled. To do that, you have to hop over to the Boot tab, but CSM is hidden here if you're set to fast boot. Have to disable fast boot...
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    UK system builder launches "No GPU" range of gaming PCs

    Came in expecting Ryzen APUs, which can at least play 720P/1080P casual games. Instead, 2x F SKU Intel CPUs and a $1200 USD "gaming" rig with only an iGPU. :ROFLMAO:
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    Amazon: Intel Core i5-10400 for $145 free shipping w/ Prime

    Great value on mid-range chip for gaming and you don't have to give up an iGPU: https://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-10400-Desktop-Processor-LGA1200/dp/B086MN38Q2/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=10400&qid=1616564208&s=electronics&sr=1-1 This is even cheaper than Microcenter's price by $5...
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    [MICROCENTER] I9 10900KF $329.99 Store pick up only

    Microcenter finally has a non-Z590 ITX motherboard in stock. Wish this was the case last week: https://www.microcenter.com/product/634302/B560M-ITX-ac_Intel_LGA_1200_Mini-ITX_Motherboard Only $74.99 after the combo discount.
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    [MICROCENTER] I9 10900KF $329.99 Store pick up only

    Microcenter just dropped the price of the 5600X by $20 to $279.99: https://www.microcenter.com/product/630285/amd-ryzen-5-5600x-vermeer-37ghz-6-core-am4-boxed-processor-with-wraith-stealth-cooler Still not as compelling a value proposition as a 10th gen Core i5, but glad to see the gap is...
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    [MICROCENTER] I9 10900KF $329.99 Store pick up only

    Just got back and wrapped up my sister's upgrade. They had a limit of 1 CPU per household even though they allowed her to reserve both the i7-10700F and i5-10400. Since we went together, I just told them that the i5-10400 was for me, then offered to showed them ID to prove that I don't live with...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    I agree. When I upgraded my wife's 2070 Super to a 3060 Ti, the 2070 Super went to my dad's rig. He was upgrading from a Vega 56 that I bought on [H]ere for ~$200 almost 2 years ago, but I sold last week for $650 shipped. Considering I was in the hole $500 for the 3060 Ti, I made a $150 net...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    I just remembered my local buddy, the guy who I did a Zero Budget Build for, only has a GTX 1070 Ti. So I'm upgrading him and can likely sell his GTX 1070 Ti for $440 to eat the cost.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Well, I just got another EVGA reservation email, this time for a RTX 3060 XC 12GB. Most likely going to my buddy out of state. Whether or not he can resist the temptation to scalp it is another matter.
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    [MICROCENTER] I9 10900KF $329.99 Store pick up only

    Unfortunately, they dont have any B460 / H470 ITX boards. So we'll only get the $20 combo discount for one of the two processors we're getting (i7-10700F and i5-10400), then buying an ITX B460 from Newegg (which is also nearby).
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    [MICROCENTER] I9 10900KF $329.99 Store pick up only

    Might be the best time to upgrade my sister and her husband's PCs then! Both are rocking i7-6700K and 6700(non-K) respectively. Especially considering that 11th gen is so meh..
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    Oculus Quest 2

    I purchased and loaded VD back in January, patched it with SideQuest and found that head movement jitter was extremely disorienting. So after spending day or so of troubleshooting and trying different settings, I uninstalled and refunded it. I re-purchased it last week with a discount and don't...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Agreed. The way I think of it is: MC is 100% going to sell out of GPUs regardless of who is on the other end of that counter. However, if you sell it to a gamer/enthusiast, there's a decent chance of getting a complimentary sale with each unit sold (e.g. CPU, RAM, etc.) at some point. Scalpers...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Haha, yep. I ended up going ahead with that. I don't have a full garage or a bunch of tools either, but with a hole saw, rotary tool, and a mesh speaker grill, I dramatically improved airflow. The 200mm intake fan wasn't doing shit. It's far from perfect and isn't quite the grill I was hoping...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    The tl;dr is that it was taken out prior, but we keep playing musical chairs with hand-me-downs that I didn't want to go through my boxes again to dig it back out. Easier to find if I just leave it in its place, and it's not hurting anything anyway. Temps on the FTW Ultra hover in the 70s at...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Haven't really put it through its paces yet. So far she only tested Overwatch, but that was already running at a locked 60 fps anyway. Her display configuration is a bit different than mine. She runs 2x stacked 4K IPS displays and games on the bottom one whereas I run 2x 1440P Acer Predators...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    EVGA really out did themselves. Not only did they solve my issue first thing the following morning, but they overnighted the 3060 Ti. I got it within 24 hours of ordering it. Kicked out the Zotac RTX 2070 Super and dropped the 3060 Ti into my wife's rig. So much cooler and quieter than the...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    I've had success in a variety of ways (some require more luck than others) IDK if putting all your eggs into a single basket will really work (outside of joining the bots). My first RTX 3070 was from a [H] member who was selling it at basically cost ($560 shipped), the RX 6800 I got was from a...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    I just did yesterday, granted the 8 hour reservation link didn't immediately work for me. I had to follow up with an email and got a good link today. (edit) Here are my notification settings. You can see the dates I enrolled and to date only the 3060 Ti one alerted me:
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Not sure. Is that where the discount came from? IIRC, I registered for the email queue the same day the 3060 Ti's launched.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    They responded this morning with a new link. Also got a $50 discount, not sure where it came from.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    No, I first attempted it at about 5:20 PM PST, which was barely 7 hours. I tried all of my browsers just in case it was an issue with caching/cookies and no dice. Called into sales support and the rep told me to try different browsers (already did) then to email their support box for RTX 3000...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Got my EVGA notification for a 3060 Ti, but every time I try the "unique link" it adds 0 quantity to my cart and doesn't allow me to check out because the cart is empty. What the hell?
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    Oculus Quest 2

    Yeah I just got the Quest 2 this past December, but I've had a Rift for 2+ years. Can't really tell why they selected me. :D
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    Oculus Quest 2

    Virtual Desktop got official WiFi streaming support added to its Oculus store app, so I dropped my OCULUS30 promo code on it. Didn't do anything differently, loaded it up again on the Quest 2, launched the Virtual Desktop Streamer on my PC, and the jitter is gone. Something about the side loaded...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    It's partially why I'm going back to mATX towers in a few years. My current limit is 40-45mm (basically 2-slot) for card height, and in this current climate it was already difficult enough to get ANY video card. Fortunately, nabbed a 3070 FE and there's barely 5-10mm or so for it to breathe:
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