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    Ethereum’s Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin Donates Over $1 Billion To India Covid Relief

    It isn't just the media that seeks to divide. I'm not going to comment any further than that other than to say the US has major systemic problems and is on the verge of becoming a failed democracy (again). As far as the comment regarding India's population... dude, that's either ignorant or...
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    Ethereum’s Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin Donates Over $1 Billion To India Covid Relief

    The big difference is that in India people were dying from a lack of medical care. There were not enough hospital beds, oxygen, etc. This really only happened in New York in the US and only for a pretty short time. In contrast, India's health care system was on the verge of collapse. Why are...
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    Phison phasing out E12/E12S?

    I concur, these appear to be going end of life. It makes sense, they are getting older and SSDs never have that long of a production run before something newer and faster or cheaper comes out.
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    Ethereum’s Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin Donates Over $1 Billion To India Covid Relief

    I wouldn't really say that this crashed SHIB. The value dropped by about 50% from the peak, but it was going to do that anyway at some point. The whole project is a scam. They gave Vitalik the coins not only as a "burn" but also to make it appear that the project had credibility. "Hey we're...
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    What is your backup GPU?

    I mined ethereum and monero (via GPU on the old cryptonight algorithm) in 2017 and 2018 and I also procrastinate. So, that means I have a bunch of AMD video cards that I never got around to selling. I use an RX 580 and my wife uses an RX 480, both 8gb. We have a spare RX 480 8GB reference model...
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    Best Mainstream CPU for $200-$250

    The power draw kills the Intel options, for me at least. With a house full (5 of us) all using PCs most of the day for work or school or entertainment, that's a real issue. I think the 3600 is the current value king. That said, there are two caveats. One is that I have several entry level GPUs...
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    Microcenter has dropped price ...AMD 5800x $429

    Wow, the tragedy of having to drive somewhere to pick something up. Oh the agony, how ever did people do such a thing? Where's my FedEx driver? There's an entire world out there. You should check it out at least once in a while. It is a pretty cool place. Also, $20 off isn't huge, but...
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    Microcenter has dropped price ...AMD 5800x $429

    This was similar to my position, only I had a 3600. I needed a CPU for one of the kids who was still rocking a Pentium G3258 and it just doesn't cut it anymore, even for minecraft. I really wanted the 5900x but those are simply impossible to get at MSRP, or even very close to it. So when I saw...
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    Random Brand, odd form factor, cheap NVME 1TB

    I just purchased two of these drives. They are going to be used for game storage, I think. I checked and all five of the Ryzen compatible motherboards in the house have at least 1 M.2 slot capable of handling a 110mm drive (2x Tomahawk B350, an ASUS B350-Plus, an ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F and an...
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    killawatt owners, what's the idle power consumption of a new ryzen system?

    Well, unless a computer is sleeping then RAM is never doing nothing. They constantly need to be refreshed so they don't lose the data in them and that takes electricity. The rule of thumb is a couple watts for 8GB even for slow DDR4 at stock voltage. RAM power consumption doesn't vary a lot from...
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    killawatt owners, what's the idle power consumption of a new ryzen system?

    Thank you! I looked up the specs and I suspect part of the secret is the Pro 565 chipset. This is a system designed to be on a lot and use power efficiently. I'll bet the memory is using about a quarter of the power at idle. That's mind blowing.
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    killawatt owners, what's the idle power consumption of a new ryzen system?

    Yeah, I think 15-20W is about the floor for what I would consider a desktop made from off the shelf parts, and that's with very careful part selection. Getting below that requires specialized low power parts. The x570 chip itself idles in the 7-8W range. Just throwing that out there for another...
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    killawatt owners, what's the idle power consumption of a new ryzen system?

    What are the rest of the specs? Is this a prebuilt? I find that power consumption to be ridiculously low for a "desktop". To put that idle power in perspective, STH did some testing that showed the power consumption for a stick of DDR4 is about 2W and Crucial claims the average power...
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    Arctic Liquid Feezer II 240mm = $99.99. 280mm = $109.99. 420mm = $152.97.

    You're wrong on a couple of things. First, there is always air in a closed loop water cooling system. There has to be in order for them to function correctly. They are made that way. Furthermore, liquid does seep out over time. This is a fact. Tubing has variable permeation rates based on the...
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    Ryzen 3950X voltage

    First, the safe voltage is going to vary from chip to chip. The way to find your CPU's max safe voltage is to enable PBO in the bios, start Prime95 with a custom 128K FFT setting and let it run for a few minutes. The CPU should quickly get hot. Open HWInfo and look at the CPU Core Voltage SVI2...
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    Arctic Liquid Feezer II 240mm = $99.99. 280mm = $109.99. 420mm = $152.97.

    Just a heads up that you may want to flip that rad the other way, with the intake and outlet on the bottom. AIOs are closed systems that don't come 100% filled and lose additional fluid over time. The way you have the rad oriented is going to put more strain on the pump.
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    killawatt owners, what's the idle power consumption of a new ryzen system?

    The laptop is going to use a lot less power, at both idle and load. I can tell you that for sure. I'd estimate the lowest you're going to get a Ryzen APU based system to idle at is in the 25-35W range, with careful component selection and a minimalist approach. Most desktop Ryzen systems idle...
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    I voted on launch day, but with a caveat. I live near a microcenter. If I was going to pick one up in two weeks, I feel confident I could get one. I think there's a good chance they'll be harder to get online, at least for a while. What may help is that x470 and b450 support is not coming until...
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    [DEAD] Ryzen 3600X $209.09 amazon

    Yeah, no. Even if developers were that good at implementing multithreading, corporations who make games want to sell those games. They are not going to cater to the top few percent of the market. It is going to be quite a while before having 8 or more physical cores becomes essential. The latest...
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    [DEAD] Ryzen 3600X $209.09 amazon

    Close but slower. Speed is capped at 3.5GHz on the ps5 and 3.66GHz on the xbox. A 3700 will boost faster than either of them by a good bit. I would not be concerned by "only" having 6c/12t for gaming. There has been talk of 4c/4t not being enough for about 5 years and it is only very recently...
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    AMD Confirms Zen 3's Performance Is Monstrous and Speculation Thread

    You said it yourself, the GPU is part of the die. You are absolutely paying for it. It didn't get there for free. Also, this doesn't contradict my assertion that use of the integrated GPU on most Intel CPUs, at least the midrange and up ones, is niche. Just because you use it doesn't mean a...
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    CD PROJEKT RED Mandates Six-Day Work Weeks Ahead of Cyberpunk 2077’s Launch

    That's a whole other bad practice that needs to end. Not everyone should be using the Microsoft model of shipping crap just to get the code out the door and worry about fixing it later. Also, I don't think it is enough to demand continued crunch. The game went gold, that should take the...
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    AMD Confirms Zen 3's Performance Is Monstrous and Speculation Thread

    I think what you are referencing is a very niche segment. You're talking about a situation where CPU power needs to be on the high end of what's available, but GPU power needs are minimal. The demand for products like that is very small outside of the server market. This is why you can find AMD...
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    AMD Confirms Zen 3's Performance Is Monstrous and Speculation Thread

    I just want to clarify the findings of that testing. That analysis shows very little difference, if any, in most games between 6c/12t, 8c/8t and 8c/16t. They also conclude that 4c/8t is still sufficient for most situations. So really, it shows that 8 threads is the sweet spot. Whether that is 8...
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    CD PROJEKT RED Mandates Six-Day Work Weeks Ahead of Cyberpunk 2077’s Launch

    Game went gold today. Crunch should be over.
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    Nikola stock craters after chairman fails to rebut fraud allegations

    If we're going to take that angle, I'm not sure the stock market is safe at all. There are trillions of federal dollars propping everything up. The only thing that may save the market from a crash is a bout of hyperinflation. Everything is way overvalued right now.
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    Nikola stock craters after chairman fails to rebut fraud allegations

    That's incorrect. The Badger is not a rebrand / rebadge. It is a Nikola design that will use some GM technologies and be manufactured for Nikola by GM. By your definition, everything Apple sells is rebranded, since they outsource all manufacturing. Are AMD Ryzen processors rebranded TMSC chips...
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    Nikola stock craters after chairman fails to rebut fraud allegations

    I know all that. The point is that there's simply no way GM gets into an agreement with a company that is a blatant fraud, as is alleged. Nikola is attempting to actually produce vehicles. Whether they can pull it off or not is another story, but the intent matters.
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    Nikola stock craters after chairman fails to rebut fraud allegations

    Comparisons to Theranos are way off base. Theranos had a long history of being sued for breach of contract and failure to deliver well before actual fraud allegations were made. Nikola isn't Theranos, and it isn't Fyre. That much is clear. There are actual prototype vehicles and they fully...
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    Edward Snowden returns to Joe Rogan Experience

    Rogan... he's a crappy MMA announcer, and that's something he actually knows a little about. I'm not listening to him talk or interview anyone. I'd rather stab my ears with forks. I have no idea why he's got so many that idolize him.
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    Nikola stock craters after chairman fails to rebut fraud allegations

    Not so fast. GM is completely unbothered by the allegations. That says a lot. I think anyone writing Nikola's obituary is really jumping the gun. There are some things that don't look very good and may result in some SEC sanctions, but there is far more evidence that Nikola is a legitimate...
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    AMD's budget Ryzen 3300X can outperform an old $350 Intel i7

    And that's what I'm saying. 3+ years for anything to see the light of day puts us into the 2024-25 time frame, and I said mid-decade :) AMD is going to be on top for a while. It could conceivable take even longer for Intel to make up the gap because it is a moving target they're trying to hit...
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    B450 and X470 Motherboards Now Supporting Zen 3

    What upsets me is not the fact that 300 series boards can support Zen 3 but may not be given BIOS updates to do so, it is the excuse making. I hate dishonesty. If AMD can't tell the truth they should just not say anything. Same goes for covering for them. Is it too hard these days to say "We...
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    B450 and X470 Motherboards Now Supporting Zen 3

    I think this is purely subjective. We all hear things differently. I personally would not be able to run an x570 board with a tiny chipset fan. The pump and my 120mm fans make so little noise they are silent, they would not cover the noise of a chipset fan. My GPU also stays so cool that the...
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    AMD's budget Ryzen 3300X can outperform an old $350 Intel i7

    I remember those days. The big dog was the socket 939 Opterons, and AMD was also dominant in the value segment with socket 754 (single channel memory IIRC). I had a socket 754 Sempron that I overclocked in a big way. I remember getting the board and CPU from Fry's for about $90 total. What a...
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    B450 and X470 Motherboards Now Supporting Zen 3

    Well, it is a valid complaint. Little fans suck. My rig is dead silent so I absolutely would hear it and it would be a deal breaker. However, there's always the option of putting a block on it and adding it to the loop. I'm sure there are also aftermarket air cooled options with larger fans or...
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    B450 and X470 Motherboards Now Supporting Zen 3

    Absolute. BS. There is nothing that will prevent 300 series boards from supporting Zen 3 besides the will to make a suitable BIOS available. None of the things you identified are deal breakers. All can be handled via BIOS. We know it is possible for a fact. Features like PCIE 4.0 obviously...
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    SSD life dropping fast

    Just a word of caution on this assumption. Some drives have firmware that will alter the drive's ability to function normally once the drive exceeds its rated lifetime writes. It is true that most drives will continue to operate normally well past their rated lifetime writes. Just to be sure...
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    Epic Games store offers GTA V for free, immediately goes down

    I continue to hold strong and have accepted zero of Epic's bribe attempts. My gamestation is EGS free.
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    AMD's budget Ryzen 3300X can outperform an old $350 Intel i7

    I think there's a lot to this. At the time I bought my 3600 the local Microcenter still had a ton of B350 and x370 boards in stock. I was pretty shocked since the 400 series launched with Zen+. There were some massive discounts on the 300 series boards to clear them out at that point. I snagged...
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