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    help choosing a cpu cooler and psu

    Out of those 2 CPU fans, I prefer the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360. They have good reviews and I've used Arctic products in the past on previous builds. I'm not familiar with EKWB. I've been using Seasonic PSU and really like their build quality. Based on reviews, that specific model is really...
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    I think its a trap, Told I could build a new PC.

    Can always upgrade in pieces and move said hardware to a new setup later this year. 1TB NVME SSD upgrade. 3080 if you're able to find one.
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    X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

    For those that was able to acquire this board, what are your first impression? Worth it?
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    10700k to 11900k?

    If there's a need, upgrade it. When you do upgrade it, do it towards the end of 2021 so you can get some decent discount and a good run with your 10700k. Unless everything you are doing right now are being capped, I don't see the need to rush.
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    5800x cooling question

    When I had the 5800x, when bench testing, I was idling at 38C and spiked all the way to 87C pretty consistently during Cinebench. This was using the H115i ELITE CAPELLIX inside the 4000x RGB.
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    Best Performance CPU for $450

    Sounding like a student becoming the master situation, haha. Time for Intel to start undercutting and gives us another good dose of competition.
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    I have 10850K. Get Z490 or wait for Z590 Motherboard

    Get a Z490 board now. Where you should wait is on the GPU. Unsure how much you're going to pay for your 2080ti but hopefully it won't be retail. Buy a 3000 series or 4000 series (if you can wait that long).
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    If you could have a 3080 or a 6800XT which would you rather and why?

    Went with 3080 since I just dropped cash on a gsync uw monitor, lol
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    (Rumor) RTX 3080 ti releasing between February 11th.and 17th

    Yah, could be but there's a huge gap of loss opportunity between the $699 3080 and the $1499 3090. Now that AMD actually have a GPU tech that competes, AMD can run around freely between $700 and $1498 (as long as it performs at that price point) if NVIDIA doesn't counter. It's all good for us...
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    (Rumor) RTX 3080 ti releasing between February 11th.and 17th

    Yah, rumored to be at $999 to compete against 6900XT https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/nvidia-rtx-3080-ti-release-date-price-specs-performance-4108885
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    10850K for $240 or wait for Rocketlake or get a 5900x (First upgrade in 10 years)

    10850K for $250? Nice! I rather get that with an additional $50 bucks in my pocket compared to a 5600x and all the rick rolling one has to deal with to even get that CPU. Get it and don't look back!
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    XBOX Series S has been available on Best Buy for the longest time if anyone is looking. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsoft-xbox-series-s-512-gb-all-digital-console-disc-free-gaming-white/6430277.p?skuId=6430277
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    10700k is $319.99 if you want a newer gen z490 platform. Supposedly z490 will support 11th gen.
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Congrats! I gotta try that next. Have you gotten anything else through Hotstock?
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    Who is booking their trip now to Super Nintendo World (japan)?

    Yah, it's pretty small in comparison to an entire amusement part but it's likely as big as a Disneyland Land (Adventureland, Fantasyland, etc.). Definitely not a stand alone. Still pretty impressive with the theming tho. I appreciate Universal's effort in full immersive experience. Whoa, what...
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    10900k/10850k vs 5900x: Future proof and 4K gaming

    This. I have the 980Pro on a x570 AM board. No crazy significant difference in gaming loads (currently) compared to my buddy's rig that I built (z490 + Sabrent Rocket Q) and not a night/day difference compared to my old setup which utilizes Samsung SATA SSD.
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    How did you purchase your Nvidia 3xxx series card? Owners vote only please.

    Voted, 3060ti Gigabyte Gaming OC (Newegg combo with Oloy via iOS app + apple pay), 3070 FE (Best buy via website on release day + luck and before they added in store pickup only), 3080 Gigabyte Vision (Newegg combo with Gigabyte PSU via iOS app + apple pay)
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 to Come in 12GB and 6GB Variants

    Yeah, I say leave the 3060 as is. The ti is already set and there's only a $100 MSRP between this and the 3070. Unless they discontinue and restructure everything again, it wouldn't make sense. 3080ti with more memory does make sense as there's still a big gap between 3080 and 3090.
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Yah, I haven't really priced out any 3090. Not in my ballpark so seeing the actual invoice/receipt for one is just mind boggling.
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    lol, true.
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    The Kingpin is $2K???? Whoa!
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    What happened to AMD's 'Big Supply'?

    I see this too from the stock streams I follow. Good news for those needing CPUs and Ampere cards.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    5600x https://www.antonline.com/AMD/Computers/Electronic_Components/Microprocessors/1414834
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    I think I'm tapping out ya'lls. Good luck!!!
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Seemingly the new jig is not just to have it in your cart, but to be able to check out...sigh...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Seemingly they are only doing store pickup only. The last time they did that for the 3060ti, it was a nightmare even after having it in cart, couldn't check out. I am guessing by now allocations are spent.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Taking Ls. Anyone winning?
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    MainGear Pre Config. Thoughts?

    Value wise, the X570 GB is $170 and you're paying less, a better value. In terms of board quality, unsure which is better, the MSI or the GB. Maybe wait for others or check the AMD board forum or even reviews in general.
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    MainGear Pre Config. Thoughts?

    For the same price or you have to pay additional?
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    Xotic PC - appears to have 3080 and 5900

    Nice! Good luck with the build. Pics once received too.
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    MainGear Pre Config. Thoughts?

    If I ever go the prebuild route, Maingear would be one of the top choices. Unsure if it's because of their marketing but their simple design and to the point builds wins it for me. The gotcha is, they are one of the more expensive prebuild companies. If you have the $$ and don't mind the...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Anyone got anything through BB? Feeling like they're going to drop at some random time closer to 12PM PST...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Oh yah, that's weird. I can add to cart, goes through the entire process but can't complete.
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Ah, just saw the notice and realized the 5800x has been available for hours. I guess nobody really wants it, hah.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Not sure who is still looking for 5800x is on Amazon for retail: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Ryzen-5800X-16-Thread-Processor/dp/B0815XFSGK
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Man, last refresh took out all of the main pages for the consoles...
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    Where is this urgency for new GPUs coming from?

    Honestly, with the 3080 and the games I play, I can't see myself jumping on the 4000 series if there is one being released next year. 5000 series, maybe.
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    They can spin it whatever makes them sleep better but there's only so many $300+ motherboards one needs. Sometimes Newegg combos with super random parts without any combo discount either so the PR sounds good but in reality, they're clearing stock and throwing up whatever have the most qty in...
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