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  1. Supercharged_Z06

    RTX 3090 [H] Owner's Official 3DMark Time Spy Leaderboard

    Nice score! Mine won't let me push it quite that hard, even with tons of water cooling. The GPU binning gods must have smiled on your card. :P Also, time to update your sig's CPU!
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    New Gskill Royal Elite

    Yes! One just encased in a perfectly flat/rectangular heatsink that’s been coated in Vantablack. So that the RAM looks like it fell into a black hole.
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    New Gskill Royal Elite

    G.Skill is my go to memory kit brand, but I would gladly pay them even more to have a custom set coated in Vantablack. Sort of the antithesis of this bling/RGB rainbow craze.
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    New WD SN850 M.2, why?

    Ya, a firmware update would also be my next guess as to why it is underperforming. Also make sure you don’t have a funky MB BIOS setting set somewhere limiting or restricting PCIE to 3.0.
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    New WD SN850 M.2, why?

    Good contact? With a thermal pad? Did you remove the thermal pad’s backing? I opted for a Sebrent Rocket Plus as reviews had it running quite a bit cooler than many of its competitors like the WD. Feel the heat sink cover when it is running. If it is hot to the touch, then you may need a...
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    New WD SN850 M.2, why?

    Are you running it bare? Or do you have a heatsink on it? This particular drive runs a bit hot to begin with and it will throttle down if it gets too hot. You should be seeing this according to a benchmark on the drive I looked up: So your write performance looks good... but read is a bit...
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    Printer Enclosure Project

    Sure thing. Have fun and take your time, you’ll do fine! Another tip, you can carefully run a lighter (or if you have one, a small butane torch) along the edges of the acrylic to smooth out/round the edges. Just don’t keep the flame on one spot for too long. Does a really nice job of taking...
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    Matching Epic, Microsoft is slashing what it takes from developers to 12%

    Yes. And you can completely trust Microsoft. They are good people. They will always look out for you. Trust me on this.
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    what's a good online store that sell PC games and accept paypal?

    Games these days pretty much come to market as unfinished betas first that are rushed by the game developer’s upper management and the developers then are forced to finish up the really glaring bugs/issues via a continuing series of huge multi-gigabyte patch's that completely invalidate whatever...
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    Printer Enclosure Project

    Sure, I’d be glad to offer some further tips. Door hardware is fairly cheap/easy to come by with a trip to Home Depot, but I really wanted to go the 3D printed route to justify having just bought a 3D printer! :D The hinges I linked worked out really well. But I did up-size them a bit for...
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    Am I missing the scam here?

    Even if "hot", there is no way a fence would sell them that low. I mean, even fences have half a brain. Now for $1500, just maybe...
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    Am I missing the scam here?

    A brand new $1800 retail GPU that currently sells on Ebay for just over $3000... but here for only $693.13 and with free shipping? Why, sure! Of course! :D Just be prepared to get what you paid for... as it is listed as "handmade". You'll be really lucky if you even get a nicely 3D...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    While it may not have started out as such, I think the following definition will eventually find its way into Merriam Webster. I'm also really looking forward to the documentary film covering Star Citizen one day: Star Citizen, noun: The embodiment of the long con, on a grand scale, using a...
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Well, trying to re-flow a ball grid array in a graphics card using a microwave oven was a HUGE misapplication of an idea on your part and it definitely killed your GPU and most likely anything you stuck it into afterwards, like your motherboard. Chalk it up as a lesson learned. Mods, I think...
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Sometimes pathological idiocy has to be accepted for what it truly is. The fact that it isn't something that is broken or needing to be fixed has to simply be embraced and celebrated. I for one am celebrating by having a beer and making some popcorn. This really should be moved into the...
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    First AMD build in 20 years!

    True, but most top tier products now are also so fast in stock form that the need/desire to overclock is no longer the difference between good and great performance... I'm OK with this and happy to just eek out a little more.
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    First AMD build in 20 years!

    ^^^ I’ve been on a custom water loop for 10+ years now... feels good to never have had to even consider using the phrase “I'm struggling with temps” :D
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    First AMD build in 20 years!

    Yes - all GPU's that can support it will need a BIOS re-flash/update before they actually work with it. (MB Bios update as well). Eventually, new GPU's will come with the necessary BIOS baked in out of the box.
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    First AMD build in 20 years!

    Yes, the performance differences I was pointing out (very low single digit percentages) really only applies to 1080p gaming... And even then, you would be very hard pressed to notice the difference between say 380 fps vs 405 fps. :D Once you shift up to 4K gaming, that gap also becomes much...
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    First AMD build in 20 years!

    Read this: https://hardwarecanucks.com/memory/choosing-the-best-amd-ryzen-5000-memory-a-beginners-guide/ Bottom line, having really tight timing seems a bit less important than overall RAM speed when it comes to performance on the AMD 5000 series. Granted you'll eek out a bit more having...
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    First AMD build in 20 years!

    My first AMD build in over 40 years! :D (<-- Need a grinning old man version of this!) The sound issue you were experiencing may have been related to the USB issues/problems that are now fixed as of AGESA 1.2.0.1 beta and higher. I use an external DAC/AMP and was previously also experiencing...
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    Mem Clock Thermal Throttle 3080 FTW (Should I repad?)

    Best way to overcome a fear is to face it. Take your time. Be deliberate and don’t force or rush anything. It’ll turn out fine. And yes, you should do it.
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    Car seat as a chair / Audi A8 Seat

    I had no issues wiring up a powered Volvo car seat for a sim chair: https://hardforum.com/threads/vr-sim-chair-build-for-vive-rift.1899651/#post-1042295393 But newer seats that have memory and lots of sensor may be using can bus and may not function/operate by just hooking up power.
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    Prusa is knocking it out of the park!

    Been waiting a while for the latest and greatest from them... Love how they’ve ramped up the features and capabilities for folks that just want to tinker! :D
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    Half-Life: Alex (VR-only)

    Ya, I'm hoping that when Lone Echo 2 is finally released (supposedly due out later this year), they drop the price of the original game significantly in order to bring in a bunch of new players and generate more buzz for the game. Lone Echo was a very high quality VR game and even if it were to...
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    Looking for a good VESA 100mm offset adapter

    OK, I guess I just don't get why you'd need to move/offset the monitor further unless you have a mount arm that doesn't allow for any adjustment. You mention "different Dell display, less that 2" - no idea what kind of problem you are actually trying to solve without a picture or a bit more...
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    Looking for a good VESA 100mm offset adapter

    I misread - thought you wanted something smaller that mounted to the wall. You weren't very descriptive in what size monitor, how heavy, how many, what arrangement/layout you actually wanted (vert vs. horz), etc. Why not browse yourself? Seems there are other options there...
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    Looking for a good VESA 100mm offset adapter

    Check Monoprice out. I’ve been going there for mounts for years due to their great prices and selection. https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=3614 https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=6430 https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=6520 https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=3613...
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    Half-Life: Alex (VR-only)

    I had that same epiphany as well playing Lone Echo close to 4 years ago. (It released back in July 2017). Even now, that game still holds up incredibly well when it comes to immersion, environment, user interaction and looks. Don't get me wrong, HL-A is a better game, but Lone Echo did just as...
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    HP Reverb G2

    As long as you have decent enough GPU firepower to run it at full resolution without lots of frame drops or reprojection, you are in for a serious treat.
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    5600X vs 5900X VR in Elite Dangerous

    Yup, found it. Mine was set to "Off", so I turned it on. Given the hardware I'm pushing, it probably won't make much of a noticable impact, but I guess it still doesn't hurt to have it enabled to get the very best possible VR performance. VR gaming is the primary way I'm gaming these days...
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    5600X vs 5900X VR in Elite Dangerous

    At first I was thinking that this might be some special sauce that running an AMD CPU provides. :-) The following word placement tweak helps:
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    Windows 10 hangs after long time idling.

    Don't write it off so fast. OCCT isn't just about putting on a heavy load to see if your system crashes - it's designed to stress everything in your system (regardless if it is OC'ed or not) using a variety of different tests and reports on any errors found/discovered before something crashes.
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    Windows 10 hangs after long time idling.

    Odds are it's a driver/software issue... To eliminate a possible hardware issue, grab a copy of OCCT 8.01. I've found it helpful to rule out unstable hardware.
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    X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

    New Beta BIOS firmware is out for the Dark Hero. Get it from ASUS here. ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO BIOS (Beta) 3401 - Update AMD AM4 AGESA V2 PI 1.2.0.1 Patch A - Fix USB connectivity issue Edit: I've been running this new BIOS on my board for a couple of days now. So far it's been 100%...
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    Audio format converter software with certain settings

    VLC is probably one of the more popular audio/video players out there... little known fact, it can also be used to convert files and supports batch conversions.
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    X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

    Same. Noticed that GPU Memory BAR support is there in the upper right corner of the BIOS screen, but is defaulted off. (Will require updated firmware on Nvidia GPUs before it will work with them though - hopefully that arrives soon.) While this BIOS update seems really solid, I'm looking...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    It's amazing that every single one of their listed stretch goals have been met! Wow! These are from the start of their funding campaign back in 2012 going all the way up until 2014.... Of course nothing has been listed as a goal past 2014, so I guess everything pledged since then has...
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    Nvidia rtx 3090 discussion

    Depends on the block you buy. If for the 3090FE, this one definitely cools the rear/backside of the card using thermal pads and it’s back panel/plate is designed to also contact the front block to help actively cool the rear memory as well...
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