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    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    Anyone else update to the latest 1.51 with Agesa 1.1.0.0 and setting a manual vCore? Since upgrading if I set a manual vcore to say Override of 1.3v, it boots to 1.3v but under all core load like Cinebench the voltage drops to 1.1ish and clocks plummet to 3.5Ghz or so. If I set an Offset of...
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    X570 Tomahawk 2.5GBE NIC issues

    It's an SG110.
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    X570 Tomahawk 2.5GBE NIC issues

    Never installed it.
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    X570 Tomahawk 2.5GBE NIC issues

    Yep, got their latest drivers. Still wish it had a plain ole Intel Gigabit. This is a good example of bs marketing bringing down a product in quality, not up. If they stayed with a solid Intel NIC the average Joe would look at the mobo and the competitors and think it's a downgrade despite...
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    MSI X570 Tomahawk new 1.3 BIOS update no good.... Idle shutdown

    AMD and XMP don't fare well together. Just download Ryzen Dram Calculator and use that to get your values and you'll be good to go.
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    X570 Tomahawk 2.5GBE NIC issues

    IMO if at all possible I'd skip the 2.5GBE and just go plain old reliable Intel Gigabit. Unless you have a switch and server and IO on the server capable of the higher speeds its worthless and only causes issues like the one I ran into above.
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    X570 Tomahawk 2.5GBE NIC issues

    Not old, but a simple unmanaged Cisco. It did negotiate to 1000 baseT.
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    X570 Tomahawk 2.5GBE NIC issues

    Yep, I bypassed and went though a Dlink DGS-1100 and it works fine. I replaced the Cisco with another Dlink and all is fine. I guess whatever Realtek is doing is not compatible with all switches...
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    X570 Tomahawk 2.5GBE NIC issues

    Disregard. Found out my Cisco switch and this Realtek don't play nice. Still not thrilled with having a Realtek NIC for the first time in 20 years.
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    X570 Tomahawk 2.5GBE NIC issues

    And here's with a USB-C Gigabit adapter
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    X570 Tomahawk 2.5GBE NIC issues

    I got this system up and running a week or so ago and this is my only issue. I get full download speeds but upload speed is terrible. I have Google Fiber and also transfer large files across my LAN and both show really bad upload speeds, in the less than 100 Megabit range. Download speeds are...
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    Long time Intel user converted. Looking for a board for the new gpus and cpus

    Every generation brings some changes in general so it's not really a good idea to make generalities about them before release. I've been building for 20+ years and the brands I've used have varied through the years. Asus has always been a go-to but since they raised the entry level price of...
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    Best Gaming CPU and Pairing sith a 3090?

    As big as your wallet is willing to open.
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    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    I picked up one of these after my X470 Taichi committed suicide (rebooted itself during bios downgrade because new bios was terrible). I must say I'm impressed after the struggles of the X470 Taichi. Even on the release BIOS it came right up, offered me DDR4-4000 speeds that my ram was rated...
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    Post your Zen 2/2+ memory speeds!

    3900X undervolted on a Asrock X470 Taichi.
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    Looking for something to drive these DT-770 80ohm headphones.

    Here you go. https://hardforum.com/threads/fs-topping-mx3-dac-amp.1982290/
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    EVGA Nu Audio - New Internal Sound Card

    Time and time again internal sound card manufacturers have claimed metrics but when actually tested they are nowhere near them. It's just marketing...
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    Replacement for Logitech G9x mouse?

    Try the Razor Basilisk. It's the closest I've gotten to my old G9X.
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    Skylake-X (Core i9) - Lineup, Specifications and Reviews!

    Got my 7820X for $400 a while back. The prices have gone up on it since it's been EOL'd.
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    9700k Prime95 OC stress test 90-100 C temps. Bad?

    Auto-OC in mobo softwares almost always over-volts way way too much. A manual overclock will always result in lower temps and better stability.
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    Most Americans Find the Cost of Cable TV Is Too Darn High

    Rule of thumb for me, if they force me to watch ads it better be free. If it's a free service, such as Pandora for example, I don't mind an ad here or there as that is how they keep the lights on. If they not only get paid top dollar by me but also advertisers to cram propaganda down our...
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    In what situation does a 9900k purchase make sense over an 8700k?

    If you do more than just game it's probably worth it for the extra 2 cores. For gaming, zero difference between them.
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    Who here Pre-Ordered i9 9900k thru Amazon?! Please post in here

    Haha talk about not needed. :D
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    Intel Core i9-9900K 9th Generation CPU Review @ [H]

    Somewhat disappointing. Sure I figured it would be power hungry but it's almost like the STIM did nothing to help with the heat.
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    Damn 7820x is impressive (my own chip)

    Hrm, after reading a few reviews I think I'm happier to stick with the 7820X now for a while longer.
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    Damn 7820x is impressive (my own chip)

    Anyone hopping back to mainstream for a 9900K?
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    RTX2080 and RTX2080Ti Reviews online

    Unless they make RT available to AMD, what developer would spend a bunch of dev time for it? It's another Hairworks for now imo.
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    Christopher Nolan Declares War on Motion Smoothing, Other Crappy TV Settings

    I dislike the 24FPS standard as much as I dislike the soap opera effect.
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    Canon Goes Mirrorless with EOS R

    Still, that 3FPS and 300 shot battery life. We're back to EOS Rebel speeds. If you can't tell, I'm an ex-Canon shooter gone Sony. When the 5D4 and 6D2 came out I realized how little they progress for the money they ask. Their L glass is their saving grace though.
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    Canon Goes Mirrorless with EOS R

    No dual cards, no IBIS, no Eye AF, horrible battery life, 3 FPS lol, and a recycled 5D4 sensor with probably the same DR. With the speed at which Canon keeps up with technology they might be competitive in the mirrorless scene in 10 years.
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    Google Pixel 3 XL Glamorously Unboxed a Month before Launch

    OnePlus phones are an excellent alternative if you don't care much about the camera. If you want a top of the line camera the Pixel or Galaxy phones are still where it's at. I had a OP3T and the camera was just awful.
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    What are some higher quality current keyboards and mice?

    No, i went brown to brown so it is an apples to apples comparison.
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    What are some higher quality current keyboards and mice?

    I had the browns. Mainly the key caps and the feel of the larger keys are a big upgrade. The stabilizers that Das use are really flimsy and don't lend to a solid feel for the larger keys. The action and feel when you bottom out the keys on the Ducky is much more solid and pleasant feeling and...
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    What are some higher quality current keyboards and mice?

    Yea, and for $170 there's no excuse to be using ABS key caps...
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    What are some higher quality current keyboards and mice?

    I must say I ordered a Das 4 Pro to replace my aging Das Professionals from 2011 and the quality has tanked considerably in 8 years. The Das 4 Pro was mushy and had no feedback. The keys felt terribly cheap and numb. Needless to say I sent it back. I went through this thread for some ideas...
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    i7-6800K New Sealed or R5 2600X ?

    Yep, Broadwell-E and Haswell-E are both pretty low clocking chips in general. 4.2-4.4 is about all you'll get.
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    Will x299 price drop ever?

    You still find 3-4 year old CPU's on Newegg going for MSRP. It doesn't usually change until you have a used market to choose from, however the 7820X for example launched at $600 and is now purchasable for as low as $400.
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    Intel's 9th Generation Core Family - Coffee Lake (Refresh)

    I guess a 7820X is now an i9 :D
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    Google Pixel 3 XL Specifications and Images Are Leaked Onto the Web

    Zero reason to upgrade from the Pixel 2, not even much reason to upgrade from the Pixel 1.
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    MSI MEG X399 Creation for 2nd Gen Threadripper

    Holy Moly, and people complain that Intel HEDT is too expensive. What in the world makes this worth $500? This is a $300 board, tops.
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