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    Be careful with AMD direct guys and gals

    Agree that Digital River is a font of steaming bullshit. Unfortunate that they were chosen to fullfill orders. As has been pointed out elswyer in this forum, Amazon is putting Ryzen retail boxes into flimsy padded envelopes. Mine arrived undamaged but many others have not been as lucky.
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    Opinions, options for air cooling 5900x

    DRP4 will be a Newegg shell shocker on 3-15(Monday). I grabbed one while they had stock during black friday pricing and it's been working good in another build. Chromax black is classy also, it's the model of my NH-D15.
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Seems to be Tues and Thurs mornings are best bets for direct buy.
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    Buying a second Asus RT-AC66U B1 will this work ?

    Which specific objective(s) are you looking to accomplish? There are ways to go around the AT&T gateway and use your own router but you will lose some features of their hardware, and it will cost you more to use your router instead of theirs as you will need some static IPs(which they will...
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    Buying a second Asus RT-AC66U B1 will this work ?

    Are you wanting to use the second ASUS as the main router instead of the AT&T, keeping the AT&T device as a modem/Gateway? Do you need wider WiFi coverage? You could get a second AC-66u and use it inside on repeater mode. My old AC-66u A1 still works great for that function, it even had a BIOS...
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    Recommend me good Big Tower with 3x120mm ( 360 ) AIO fans support.

    The ODD should be referring to the optical disc drive cage. I'm surprised that any new cases still have 5 1/4 inch drive bays. CD/DVD/BD drives were always at the top front of the case. Most people hook them up externally in various ways these days.
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    Leaked benchmarks put Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti GPU within a whisker of RTX 3090

    Did someone say a dual 6900 GPU card?!?!?!?!?!?!? Introducing the Double Down Double Dog Dare U Twinsies Edition RAD(eon) Will not fit in a case! Will not fit in a closet! Only a room with much volume can contain this much awesomeness! So large John Holmes would have the envy! Requires delivery...
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    Infinity (well-reviewed and highly regarded) reference series home theatre speakers are extremely low priced right now.

    Alright so as I said in earlier post, no messages from Harman, order had vanished from website history, and now the RC263 appears on my doorstep 🍀:woot: No idea at all what this company is doing. They charged me the 70% off sale price. Now I need to redo my setup, was using right left speakers...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    If they had a queue going I would be in line. I'm out of the running for this gen of cards, sticking with my B stock 2080.
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    NVIDIA Releases GeForce 461.09 WHQL Drivers

    Hopefully that root cause of frame drops when fixed applies to all forms of gaming since it also happened on my GTX 980Ti (not an RTX obviously) and I have no VR headset for my RTX 2080 (pity on me for having poor eyesight).
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    NVIDIA Releases GeForce 461.09 WHQL Drivers

    In the back of my mind I had thought about that, mitigations causing performance losses yet those fixes supposedly came with this driver release and there are people on nvidia forums with the same FPS issues going back a few releases. I'm fine with reverting to a much earlier driver and keeping...
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    Infinity (well-reviewed and highly regarded) reference series home theatre speakers are extremely low priced right now.

    Had been checking my Harman account regarding the Infinity center channel that was on backorder, logged in the other day and found my recent order page was empty. Seems my order was quietly purged from their system, no notification email whatsoever. So I guess I try fall 2021 to get a matching...
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    NVIDIA Releases GeForce 461.09 WHQL Drivers

    Installed yesterday, encountered terrible frame rates in games. Installed on secondary computer as an experiment and had same problem, so not limited to one GPU generation. Switched IRQ to message signal interrupt, no difference. Browsed geforce forums(a pox on nvidia for that dog shit forum...
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    Canada and US: LG 32" 144Hz VA-panel 1440P Gaming Monitor with FreeSync (works in G-Sync Compatible) - $399 CAD with free shipping / $299 USD

    Thanks for this, ordering one for myself. Have been on 24 inch 1920x1200 60Hz IPS for quite a while. Will be nice to have higher refresh available, haven't had that option since I used CRTs.
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    AI-Enabled Cheetos Offer Promise of the Perfect Puff

    I would have thought that they would use AI to determine where each flavor/variety of cheetos sold best and where to maintain stock. To use AI to design the puffs themselves, I can't help think of Data from ST:TNG asking humans about the allure of food, or the conversation in The Matrix about...
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    is this good

    Endurance for this drive is supposed to be 530 TB written. Has the Phison E12 controller which is a bonus. Supposedly has a small DRAM cache, which is better than none. It's a QLC drive, not top of the line endurance or speed but still probably faster than a SATA SSD. I just love these gum stick...
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    Infinity (well-reviewed and highly regarded) reference series home theatre speakers are extremely low priced right now.

    Hmm I decided to order an Infinity center channel yesterday, hope that doesn't get canceled, was 70% off regular price. Bad enough can't get any computer hardware, orders being canceled left and right, out of stocks, bots, etc. If it happens to other indoor hobbies and forms of entertainment...
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    Infinity (well-reviewed and highly regarded) reference series home theatre speakers are extremely low priced right now.

    I think they were afraid since this isn't the hotdeals section links might not be allowed. Some forums roll like that. Thanks for the link. There is a [H]otdeals thread for the JBL portion. MEGASALE: JBL Studio Series Home Audio Speakers (590, 580, 570, 530, 520c, 550p Subwoofer) | [H]ard|Forum
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    Infinity (well-reviewed and highly regarded) reference series home theatre speakers are extremely low priced right now.

    I have a pair of R263 towers, they can pump out decent sound for the price, which right now ($199 each down from $599) is less than I paid for them in the scratch/dent section of crutchfield years ago. 89 sensitivity and 6 ohms they aren't terribly difficult to drive, these aren't maggies after...
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    Snark Barker MCA released

    No software needed!!! Yamaha synth built in!!! If only I could get my ABIT and celeron 333 working...though I think I killed the CPU overclocking it to 415 for extended time. I blame Anand for his overclocking articles from back then.
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    Snark Barker MCA released

    Should have made it for ISA* * ISA=Inept Senile Audiophools Still got my original sound blaster in a box downstairs, if only I could get the software running I'd ask the parrot if my opinion on audio matters. (it doesn't) 🦜
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Obvious reseller is obvious. Same with the radeon listings on amazon for the last sennight for $1300 non XT 6800. I'm not paying more than MSRP for something newly released and still in production. If I had extra money and it was a half century or older collectable I wanted I could get past...
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    I'm glad someone here was able to tame the tiger. It pounced on me and chewed up my order. :eek:
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Nope it was just dumb luck, I was away from computer for most of day, just had a bookmark to amazon amd page, checked it and it showed a price on the 5800x. As much time as it took me to get into my account(probably 4 mins) I was shocked I could still add to cart, the last few dozen times I...
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    Apple to pay $113M settlement over its iPhone 'batterygate' slowdowns

    Thanks, that's good to know. The list AT&T sent to us a couple months back must have been incomplete, as it had only phones released in the last two years. I wonder if that list was circulated to try and get people into the store to upgrade. I see support has an updated list of phones...
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Finally got through amazon for a 5800x, after having to complete five additional steps to log in. I thought I was going to have to completely reset my account for a minute, I can't believe it was still available. I think I saw that CPU go in and out of stock around 30 times, never could add it...
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    AI researchers made a sarcasm detection model

    "This project seems like the best thing ever, it will absolutely solve all the world's problems." This project reminds me of Heidi Turner and the emoji analysis to find the troll. A.I. isn't infallable, lest we forget Microsoft's Tae.
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    Apple to pay $113M settlement over its iPhone 'batterygate' slowdowns

    Still Galaxy S5 and S4 mini here, unfortunately due to AT&T shutting off 3G-4G next year, will have to replace at some point with 5G compatable. Not looking forward to that at all.
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Amazon showing as unavailable again. A few days ago that page showed a price for me but whenever I tried adding it to cart, or even using direct buy it would return an error saying OOPS there is nothing in your cart! Wrong amazon, there is something in that cart, my ire. :mad: Newegg combos...
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    A beautiful and cracked Zen3 CCD

    Oh snap! That's gotta hurt in so many ways, great pics there on flickr though.
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    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    Just started looking through this after getting home. Hmm, kinda deja vu of nvidia launch complete with the 80k ebay listings. Was going to try knocking myself out on the 8th for a 6900xt but now thinking it will be another carbon copy attack of the cloned bots.
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    What rubbish this launch is. Tiger always seemed a reputable company many years ago, sorry to hear they did that to you.
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    doox00 Thank you for the link I decided to throw my hat in the cage with the tiger. It's been years since I last ordered with them, before they changed their business model, will be interesting to see if they process my order. When I first ordered with them I had found their advertisement in the...
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    You know.... I thought I wanted a 3080. But. If AMD comes through with stock...

    I guess destiny decided I don't need any new hardware as these releases have happened on days when I've been scheduled long hours. Even if rumors are true, and AMD has more stock for release than nvidia, I doubt it will be around for the 8+ hours after launch until I get home. Guess I get to...
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    ASUS releases bios updates for x570 boards

    Until I get a 5000 series CPU mine is staying at 2.80, the asrock redditt threads have scared me off flashing for now.
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Just read through this thread. So many people quit at work recently, I'm working crazy hours. The CPU rush was all over hours before I got home. Hope I can nab a 5000 series at some point to go with a 6000 series vid card. I sincerely hope all hardware releases don't become a game of retail...
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    Did Nvidia Cancel the RTX 3080 20gb and RTX 3070 16gb

    When I imagine Jensen's laptop I conjure images of pr0n invloving leather, lots and lots of leather. The rumor mill grindstone must be getting rather worn at this point. Videocardz sure does love hot smelly trash thrown out the back door.
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    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    I'm just going to sit here schlumped with my face close to the monitor waiting for Brent's assessment of these cards. I will cross my fingers this release will be kittens and rainbows because if AMD can have a product that is available and worthy of purchase they will have won a spot in my...
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    MSI Subsidiary caught selling marked up Nvidia cards on eBay

    When I was comparing x570 boards I almost went with the Tomahawk, then looked at the Unify, but went with ASRock Taichi instead due to it having decent VRMs and the fact that many of the MSI boards had lackluster reviews. I'm not saying ASRock has never cheaped out, they had some awfully thin...
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    After Ampere Launch Survey

    Waiting to see if there will be a 3080 Ti, and I'm also curious what sort of horse AMD will bring to the GPU race in coming months. My heart sank when I read Brent's review of the 3080 as he suggests at least an 850w PSU that is newer. My 850w is seven years old and my newer build has a 750w...
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