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  1. Q

    Why is Microcenter scalping people.

    We still have tariffs in place. This probably adds 20% to the price once you include mark-up. Also Asia is still experiencing chip and component shortages. This has driven up the prices on those parts.
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    LG CX 48" 55" 65" 77" 4K OLED TV 120Hz VRR HDMI 2.1 - Microcenter (Refurbished)

    Do any of these have ATSC 3.0? I use an antennae and online services rather than cable.
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    1080ti vs mid-tier current gen for video editing

    If you are video editing at 4k, the extra memory on the 1080ti can help with stability in some programs.
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    HDMI 2.1 AVR Recommendations (2021)

    Realistically, I think it will take two years to really iron out the bugs and deal with shortages pushing up prices and slowing release dates. If you can't wait, I would get the 8K Yamaha at Costco that pops in stock sometimes.
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    Crucial SSD P2 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 SSD Retail CT1000P2SSD8 $79.99 (Lowest price ever?)

    P5 for $120 at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B087QRVVVH/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
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    Crucial SSD P2 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 SSD Retail CT1000P2SSD8 $79.99 (Lowest price ever?)

    Very tempted. Can anyone confirm this is a TLC drive? (Not qlc.) The Tom's review mentions a fear of manufacturers changing specs at any time. This drive has no DRAM for those who care.
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    Every desirable video card model is now OOS tonight. Unreal.

    Yeah, eBay. Normally I would sell on the forums, but needed the money quickly.
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    Every desirable video card model is now OOS tonight. Unreal.

    Just sold my 1080ti for $530. Bought for $280. Things are nuts right now. When people suggest waiting, I say buy the first card you see in store.
  9. Q

    Running 2 graphics cards?

    On my 3070, I had problems when one monitor was on displayport and the other was on hdmi. Lot's of gltiches, stutters, screen disconnects. When i switched to displayport for both monitors the issues cleared up.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Store pickup not available after I was able to add to cart. What a shitshow.
  11. Q

    ASUS TUF AMD 6900XT AMAZON PREORDER NOW

    Delaware. No, state taxes for his business registered there. Likely not a home address. He's a pro. Abuse is just a cost of doing business for him.
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    What do you think the 3000 and 6000 series prices will be by June 2021 and will early adopters be crying?

    I just got an MSI 3070 Trio X for less than $700. I am thinking to bring it back to the store though. I am not sure it is worth it for the money over my 1080ti. I guess I could sell the 1080ti for $350 to $400. But is 30-40% increase in speed worth it for $350? I am not sure. $500 is a...
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    2080 ti on EVGA b-stock for $1350

    Shortages won’t even out until late spring at this point.
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    Cyberpunk 2077 for $26.69

    Couldn't resist. I followed Op's instructions including changing my GOG password and uninstalling the VPN.
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    Well, that's a lot of 3080s...

    My Microcenter says that a lot of the video cards are drop-shipped and arrive in the middle of the day. They are immediately put on shelves. The normal delivery truck comes on Thursdays and stuff gets put on shelves Friday or Saturday morning. But high-end, high demand items dropped-shipped...
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    [Somewhat Alive] MEGASALE: JBL Studio Series Home Audio Speakers (590, 580, 570, 530, 520c, 550p Subwoofer)

    The 530s are excellent speakers and are great for a near field setup. However, they are huge in comparison to most bookshelf speakers. Check your desk space. (I use 530s and a 520c in my home theater. The 520c doesn't have enough oomph for a center channel my opinion but it matches the 530s...
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    [DEAD]Steam Autumn Sale 2020 has started! runs from November 25 to December 1, 2020 10AM PST

    Lately I am obsessed with virtual pinball. Building a pinball table this month. Zen pinballFx packs are 70% off.
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    Advice needed for my dad's PC

    He will need at least a 4gb nvidia card for full Netflix support. 1650 super is decent. if he intends more video editing a higher end card with 8gb might be better. Some programs need even more video card memory. 32gb of ram for 4K video editing, otherwise 16gb. amd 3600 with b550 chipset...
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    Haven't built a rig since the i7-3770k was king, is hardware offloaded audio still a thing? I'm finding very little [H]ard evidence on the subject.

    My titanium HD x-if card is still going strong. Feeds my various $200 headphones just fine.
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    HDMI 2.1 has major issues.

    I’ll wait another year and wait for the bugs to get sorted out. I am not impressed with the power of most new mid priced AVRS. There was a nice sweet spot in receiver tech 10 yrs ago with high power, 1080p and ATMOS support. I am waiting for a similar combo in features. The Denon 3600 on...
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    Is 5.1 / surround sound gaming still relevant?

    I think headsets with mics are more what did surround sound speakers in. Hearing teammates clearly and using a mic with any problems are only easy with a headset.
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    32GB Kit DDR4 DEALS $93-$100 (Amazon Prime & Newegg)

    I rarely restart my machine. It seems like chrome tabs eat up a lot of RAM even after I close them. I am over 20GB of usage pretty much daily if I game. I don't really want to change my usage patterns, so I assume 32GB is better than 16gb. I am sure I wouldn't notice the difference though...
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    SEGA Mega Drive and Genesis Classics Bundle - $7.72 (91% off, Steam)

    Thanks! I already had most of the games from humblebundles, but this had the "complete your collection" feature so I was able to complete my sonic list for less than a buck.
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    Zotac 3080 for backorder/preorder

    Zotac has a preorder on amazon Europe for a 3080 and 20,000 people ordered or something like that. Yeah, that will be a lot of cancelations.
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    What is the best value for money gpu for my systems

    For absolute frames per dollar an AMD 570 4gb is solid medium-high settings at 1080p. About $150 If he is streaming, FTC 1650 super has hardware encoding to take the load off the gpu and cpu, $190. For 1080p high settings, Get a used thx 1070 $200 0r new rtx 2060ko $250 1440p a used...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    They need add a video card trivia or personal question at checkout to stop the bots.
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    The [H] RTX 3080 owners thread.

    I am guessing there must have been at most 10,000 sold worldwide, probably 5,000. That seems to be the minimum to avoid saying it was a paper launch.
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    Which VR headset to buy in 2020?

    Just preorderd a Quest 2 on target.com this morning. Befrugal stuck a employee discode in for 10%off. Coulnd't resist. Hope it goes through. Had a PSVR, so I am happy to have better tracking and wireless options. Really want to use for PCVR. Excited for Star Wars Squadrons. 90 vs 120hz...
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    **buyers only** Were you able to secure a 3080?

    They had 12 at mt local Microcenter. Gone now of course.
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    Who is buying a 3080 and 3090?

    I just upgraded to a cheap 1080ti for my 1440p60hz monitor. I don’t think my AMD 2700x has enough juice keep up with a faster card. By the time raytracing games are cheap and plentiful I plan to upgrade. Maybe two years or so. You 4K and high refresh gamers can enjoy though! I gotta day...
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    EVGA B-stock 1080ti $349

    EVGA has an affilate code program They have granted r/buildapcsales a sub-wide code. This code is not tied to any individual. Please use this code S1UQP0HAKH2GPDI. Stolen from reddit. I have removed the affiliate link. 5% off B-stock according to reddit.
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    EVGA B-stock 1080ti $349

    https://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=8&family=GeForce+20+Series+Family 2070's start at $370. 2070 super for $400.
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    EVGA B-stock 1080ti $349

    https://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=8&family=GeForce+10+Series+Family&chipset=GTX+1080+Ti Multiple cards. Free shipping. The previous thread was locked so I had to start a new one.
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    Supposed 2080 Ti vs 3090 Video (8 games tested)

    A 390 is about double the specs of the 3070, so in some situations the 3090 might be double the performance of the 2080ti. But for rasterized games I think a 40 to 70% improvement is a reasonable prediction.
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    Supposed 2080 Ti vs 3090 Video (8 games tested)

    I think it is a pretty good prediction of what we will see in real reviews when comparing apples to apples. It makes sense based on the specs. Expect a much higher jump with any ray tracing though. Even more if you are using DLSS.
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    The great video card dump of 2020 has begun!!!

    Just snagged a 1080ti for $280 including shipping and tax. At least a good 60% faster than my 1070. Hopefully the seller doesn’t back out. I figure 1080ti, 2070, and 2080s belong around $275 to $375 depending on condition and cooler. I am still not impressed with RTX and think DLSS only...
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    So what CPU if were building a brand new system right now to go with a 3080/3090 ?

    Your current setup as actually still very, very good. In your situation I would wait for zen 4 next year which is rumored to be backported to the AM4 platform. Just get an 3070 or 3080 and enjoy. You won’t be held back in most games by much. Anything less than 10% is basically not noticed...
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    What did you think of the NVidia 3000 Series Launch?

    This is the first time I am tempted by high end cards. True 4k gaming has arrived. I game at 1440p at the moment, so I would be fine with a 3070. But I am suspicious of its reliance of raytracing and DLSS improvements to justify it's improvements. I look at RTX and DLSS as worst case...
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    Intel i3-10100 (4c/8t) $80 after $20 MB Discount @ MicroCenter (in-store only)

    The $70 9100f at microcenter is only a few percent slower in games and you can get a motherboard for $50 after the $20 discount. That is what I have been recommending for discount gaming builds.
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