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    Pre-Built PC's cheaper per-part than individual parts?

    You probably cant resale the parts for cost because ebay is full of miners dumping prebuilts minus the GPU for below cost. If you arr buying a prebuilt I would make sure the rest of the parts are to your liking...
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    Asus 3090 TUF OC Flashed with Galax Bios

    Wonder how long before 3090 Ti users start flashing from 450W to 600W BIOSes :D
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    Display driver crashes when primary display is turned off for 5+ minutes

    Are you on Windows 11? Linus has already made videos about Windows 11 randomly going black screen and becoming unresponsive. Personally if my monitor isn’t on when Windows boots up, the PC just loads into a permanent black screen. If I turn off the monitor for a few minutes, Windows goes black...
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    What new display type are you looking for in 2021?

    RTINGS review is up of the U9DG. "Perfect" blacks. Wide viewing angles. If peak brightness wasn't low it would be a unicorn non-OLED display. Main downside appears to be power consumption is about 2.3x higher than your typical LED TV...
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    Cowboy Beebop live action at Netflix!

    I would've liked to see the Fox version made but too bad they got cold feet from the billionaire dollar budget...Keanu is closer to what I would expect Spike to look like since he's supposed to be around 6-1 and lanky.
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    12900K Tamed On Cinebench With NH U12A chromax Black Air Cooler with small overclock 80°C Max

    That's pretty impressive because a U12A would struggle to cool a 11700K much less a 11900K without resorting to maxing out fan speed.
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    Q9650 vid 1.30 Oced 3.8G DDR3 1333 long term statistics

    Wow I'm impressed you are gaming with such old hardware. I remember playing Supreme Commander on a 2007. I don't know if I own any electronics in my house that is from pre-financial crisis anymore, other than my launch PS3 that I use to rip Japanese market SACDs occasionally or some...
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    Sexy but "can it run Crysis"?

    Nothing can run Crysis because it was designed for dual core CPUs. The game engine was built at a time when people thought Pentium 4s would scale up to 10GHz and RDRAM would drive high bandwidth memory requirements.
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    What Z690 board are you eyeing?

    The Gigabyte Z690I because that's the only ITX board available right now sadly
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    Intel can finally say they can move on from their 2012 roadmap now...lmao
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    Interesting. For me, seems like P-cores are being loaded more, even when I am just web browsing.
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    Unless you plan stuff with a lot of AI NPCs. Isometric style RPGs or 4X games can still be CPU bound at 4K depending on the title.
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    9700k upgrade to i7-12700KF

    I saw a decent uplift from 9900K to 12700K but that's because I play very CPU intensive games, I would say about 20% on average in RPGs or RTS games. But if you don't play very CPU intensive games or do any productivity work you probably should wait a bit more.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    It's a good clue that clock speeds will be a lot higher if power consumption will be so high. Nvidia will be getting some of their gains through frequency increases rather than IPC. I would expect the next refresh on TSMC to use less power as they get more experience with these new TSMC nodes...
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    Ars Technica article: No end to chip shortages

    40% of American assets (real estate, businesses, etc) are owned by foreigners now. This was less than 10% prior to the 1980s, back when the US was running a trade surplus. Now we are running $1 trillion a year trade deficits. Pretty soon everything in this country will be owned by foreigners and...
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    Ars Technica article: No end to chip shortages

    well INTC is still kinda cheap if you want to profit off of that I guess...assuming they remain semi competitive and next iterations of zen don't just destroy them completely lol
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    Bitcoin all time high

    The dogefather wants to have a word with you...
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    When will Video Card prices come down lower?

    What I'm amazed is the industry role reversal. GPUs used to be pretty cheap, whereas Apple products used to be crazy expensive with insane markups. Now Apple products are way cheaper than anything else in the market and higher quality. 2500 zone miniLED display in an Ipad which would probably be...
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    Bitcoin all time high

    Yeah not just people, it forces banks to engage in speculation too. When interest rates are high, banks can lend to small businesses and help the economy grow. When rates are low they are forced into speculating on asset prices because there are no returns on business transactions. This creates...
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    Bitcoin all time high

    5%?! That must be like the late 90s. I remember when interest rates were in the double digits in the 80s.
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    6900XTXH vs 3080Ti

    Even less I think, at current prices 20 hours a day with a 3080 Ti should be able to pull around $180 a month if you unlock the full eth mining capability with the right software.
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    When will Video Card prices come down lower?

    That's funny because crypto hodlers are even bigger cantillionaires than equity owners. The crypto market cap was only around $200-250 billion at the end of 2018 and now is nearly $3 trillion.
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    Nvidia series 40, is there an ETA?

    No the plan was always late 2022. The only thing launching in that time period will RTX 30 Super series cards.
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    Bitcoin all time high

    The house size point is way overemphasized. Houses used to come on large lots, these days you barely get any land at all with new construction. In many parts of the country, the land is worth far more than the house. That's the point the inflation downplayers never emphasize I notice. It's a...
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    Bitcoin all time high

    In 1920s the median single family house cost around $6000 and the median individual income was around $2200. Today the median income is $44,000 but the median single family house costs $380,000. Even if you account for differences in average square footage, housing prices (generally the largest...
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    The Samsung QLED q90a will be released in a 43" model.

    Why order so many of the same monitor hoping for a miracle rather than doing head 2 head comparisons with other displays? Seems like the perfect opportunity.
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    Did I get Sold a Broken 2080 Ti?

    There's a huge difference in performance depending on what DLSS setting you select in Cyberpunk. He didn't specify which, so chances are he's running higher quality settings than his card can reliably handle.
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    Nvidia series 40, is there an ETA?

    Navi 30 series reportedly taped out. So you would expect sometime 2H 2022 for RDNA3 as historically launch has been within 6 months of tape out. But I suspect this round, both sides will be stockpiling as well as playing a game of chicken and tweaking boost clocks and tdp until the last minute...
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    Did I get Sold a Broken 2080 Ti?

    this is starting to smell like a mgty23 thread...
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    Did I get Sold a Broken 2080 Ti?

    So all the hubbub in this thread is because the card is running 6-7% slower than some review sample? Its either your gpu temps or something else entirely. Try setting fan speed to 75% and run the benchmark again.
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    GIGABYTE AORUS FV43U 43 inch 4k 144 HDR1000 QLED monitor

    Is it happening maybe from your gpu clocks going up and down? Maybe set to prefer max performanxe to narrow down if thats the issue.
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    The 32 inch 4k IPS 144hz's...(Update - this party is started) (wait for it...)

    It depends if the game has any cpu bottlenecks. I tend to play rpgs and rts games which are often cpu limited even at 4k. I saw a good ~15% improvement in some games (like pathfinder rpgs) at 4k120hz going to a 11700k from a 9900k.
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    The 32 inch 4k IPS 144hz's...(Update - this party is started) (wait for it...)

    4k60 gaming has been a nice spot to be in for the last 7-8 years because everything has been GPU limited so you could get away with just upgrading your video card and punting on the CPU. That’s actually made 4k60 gaming much cheaper than 1440p 144hz gaming which required CPU + GPU upgrades...
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    best connection for 4k monitor

    Although I believe this will depend on manufacturer. AFAIK gigabyte monitors have only 24gbps hdmi 2.1 ports rather than the 32-40gbps ports most tvs have. This means displayport 1.4 32gbps port may still be better.
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    Should I step up or not? 3070 FHR to 3080 LHR

    Hmm well considering the difference in "actual msrp" between the two SKUs in theory should only be $200, I would say no. How long do you have to decide? If 12GB RTX 3080 Supers launch in November (presumably for somewhere between 3080/Ti msrp--$899?), will you still be able to step up then or...
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    The Samsung QLED q90a will be released in a 43" model.

    Meh well it's just one of many issues. I can't stand the colors of the QN90A. The castle icon should be dark grey but instead looks purple. Everything looks off other than better blacks than the QN85A. Since I've been using IPS panels for years I can live with it, although most monitors I've had...
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    The Samsung QLED q90a will be released in a 43" model.

    I wonder though, is it even possible to address this with a VA panel? So many VA monitors have freesync flickering issues as well.
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    The Samsung QLED q90a will be released in a 43" model.

    Samsung QN90A - 55" Samsung QN85A - 55" For some reason, I am getting flickering when enabling VRR on the QN90A. If I turn off gsync the problem goes away. No such issue on the IPS model. I'm on game mode and tried fiddling with every setting I could and turning off any energy saving stuff...
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    Samsung QN85A vs QN90A for desk monitor gaming display

    So I grabbed a 55" QN90A and have it next to my 55" QN85A right now. I would say the first major thing I noticed was the backlight glow is gone. For some reason QN85As have bright white backlight glow at the bottom right of the screen, I tried 3 different panels and they all had this issue. Not...
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    OLED Eye Fatigue

    Only fatigue I got was from the color shift on some solid lighter colors like white and grey giving me an annoying cyan color off-axis. More mental fatigue than eye fatigue.