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    Best way to get a 12900 without getting scalped?

    If any of you are still looking for a 12900, I found this link on the Intel or PCMR reddit for a 12900KF https://www.centralcomputer.com/intel-core-i9-12900kf-12th-gen-desktop-processor-boxed-bx8071512900kf-16-core-8p-8e-24-thread-socket-lga-1700-3-2-ghz-125w.html .. There was a 12900K on there...
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    What Z690 board are you eyeing?

    Is the Gigabyte Bios really as bad as everyone says it is? I've narrowed my search down to the Gigabyte Aorus Master or the MSI MEG Z690 UNIFY. Was looking at the Strix Z690-E Gaming board, but don't like the fact that the Pci-e 5.0 16x slot drops down to 8x if I install a m.2 into the top slot...
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    What Z690 board are you eyeing?

    Kinda stuck between the MSI MPG Z690 Carbon, Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master or the ASUS ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming. Have a 12900K on the way and debating on waiting to choose a board until reviews are out on Thursday, but there's always that small chance that scalpers and bots will eat up all the good...
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    Best way to get a 12900 without getting scalped?

    Check Newegg around 10-11am central time if you want to try and pre-order there. I got a 12900K pre-order in yesterday for one at 10:45am and a friend of mine got his today around 11:15am for a 12900KF. Good Luck!
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    Strange case of EVGA support. (By the way, is there an EVGA rep here that I can talk to?)

    Never had a problem with EVGA on RMAs. Video proof might be something new and it most likely helps them determine that RMA is valid and the user isn't lying and wasting their time. My PSU took a shit right before Thanksgiving where the +12v would drop all the way down to 10.2 while under load...
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    any company doing holds?

    Last I've heard is that there would be no pre-orders with the 30 series cards. Just keep an eye out towards mid-late week in case some some sites change their minds
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    RTX 3000 Series - Founder's or AIB?

    I want to see what the temp difference is between AIB and Founders 3090. The FE actually looks really interesting this time around and wouldn't mind snagging one of them if AIB isn't insanely better price/cooling wise.
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    1080ti Pre-order, Retail, and AIB availability watch

    Was in stock for a total of about 3-4 minutes and I picked one up :D. Should be arriving later this afternoon! I went with overnight rush shipping just in case there was some sort of issue with supply & I didn't want to receive the good ole "The card you wanted is out of stock now and you're...
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    What causes low FPS when the CPU and GFX Card are both under utilized?

    I have the same issue with my rig on Fallout 4, 5820k @4.7 and 980Ti. I think it's more of an issue with the game engine than anything.
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    New video card or something else

    Sell your 670, buy used 970 then if you still want to upgrade to Pascal next year you can sell the 970 and use those funds for Pascal :cool:. The [H] FS/T forum has always been great when it comes time for upgrades.
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    ShadowPlay + 980Ti = 595mhz Core Clock?

    Thank you :). After seeing it was an issue on my end I uninstalled and reinstalled both ShadowPlay and the nvidia drivers a few times as well as afterburner. On the 3rd attempt, whatever the issue was got fixed and now my core holds steady at the normal boost clock while recording :D. Still...
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    ShadowPlay + 980Ti = 595mhz Core Clock?

    So yesterday I decided to give ShadowPlay a try and I really like the program. Quality is great and performance hit while gaming seems very minimal when compared to Dxtory and Fraps & the file size is tiny. One problem I did notice was that the Core Clock on my 980Ti was stuck at 595mhz when...
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    How to format/clean SSDs for new build..?

    Thanks for all the input and suggestions guys! I couldn't figure out how to use g-parted with the iso file, but Samsung's Magician program does secure erase within that. Secure erased my game drive and will make a boot usb to secure erase my main drive before I move the drives to the new rig. :)
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    How to format/clean SSDs for new build..?

    I believe so, they should both be up to date on the firmware.
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    How to format/clean SSDs for new build..?

    Found and downloaded the iso from gparted.org :cool: Steps 1. Make bootable usb/cd with iso image 2. Boot from that & do secure erase 3. Move SSDs to new rig and install windows upon next boot Correct? Am I missing a step or is that basically it?
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    How to format/clean SSDs for new build..?

    Going to be doing a new build next week and plan to re-use my SSDs from current rig. Currently have a 128GB 840 Pro that I'm using as my OS drive and a 250GB 840 EVO that is being use for game installs. Questions: 1. How do I go about erasing the data on both drives to ensure the new build...
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    980Ti with NZXT G10?

    Is anyone planning to use the NZXT G10 bracket on their 980Ti? My Gigabyte 980Ti just came in and was thinking about possibly transferring the H50 and G10 bracket from my 290X over to my 980Ti. I had great success with the set-up on my 290X so I figured the same would hold true on the 980Ti...
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    Sold Out Everywhere!

    Gigabyte 980 Ti in stock now and just got one ordered for overnight :D *edit - Ghosthunter beat me to it and has link ^^
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    ASUS & HardOCP 20th Anniversary GTX 980 Gold Edition Lucky Draw

    Concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs :D
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    Udemy - $20 courses

    Can you take/buy multiple courses and take them whenever you want or how does this work exactly? found a few helpful things that I'd want to buy on there
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    Looking to upgrade my Xonar DX.

    Nothing at all?
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    Looking to upgrade my Xonar DX.

    I've kinda got the upgrade bug at the moment and want to upgrade sound card first. Currently have the Xonar DX. What's a worthwhile upgrade right now? I've been out of the loop as far as most pc components are concerned so I have no idea what the current gems are. Headphones I use are the Audio...
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    Who is still using a Sandy Bridge era chip

    Been eyeing the X99 and 5820K cpu lately, but my trusty 2500k is still running strong @ 5.2GHz so I don't see a big reason to upgrade unless a great deal pops up :). Bought my set up on week 1 of release so most likely going to wait a few months if I do decide to upgrade so that others can get...
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    Upgraded center monitor to a 144hz now videos seem to lag? What is going on here?!

    I tried out Firefox and still had the same issue. I did some digging and searching & the problem went away when I disabled windows aero or switched it to windows basic/classic theme. The second I select an aero theme the issue comes back so for right now the issue is resolved by turning off...
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    Upgraded center monitor to a 144hz now videos seem to lag? What is going on here?!

    Same thing at 120 and 144hz :confused: I mean I could just keep it at 60 while using the browser and then take it back up to 144hz when I play games, but there has to be a reason that this is happening if this isn't normal?
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    Upgraded center monitor to a 144hz now videos seem to lag? What is going on here?!

    My previous set up was x3 ASUS VH238H in eyefinity/extended desktop. I decided to upgrade my center monitor to a 144hz once because there are a good amount of games that I play that don't support eyefinity so I'm forced to only play on the center monitor while the other 2 are used to have...
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    Having issues in BF3 and BF4 with AMD 290

    Out of curiosity, what drivers were you running when you were on W7?
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    Having issues in BF3 and BF4 with AMD 290

    Do you have any screenshots of the issue to help us diagnose it a bit? Also, as Croak mention above, did you make sure to clean out old nvidia drivers when you got your 290? What driver version are you running?
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    The Official R9 270x, 280x and 290x Buyers Club Thread

    Been enjoying my 290X this whole week :D. For anyone wondering, one 290X will do Eyefinity on BF4 without a hitch. Trying to run at my bezel comp res of 5960x1080 causes my HUD in game to be off center and can't figure out how to get it all centered so I've been running at 5760x1080 at Medium...
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    290 and Eyefinity issues

    Might be because you're using hdmi as one of your inputs. On my 7970 i did dvi/dvi & third was dvi=> miniDP for eyefinity. When my 290x showed up I had to order a dvi=>DP adapter since the card didn't have any mDP slots on it. When i did dvi/dvi/hdmi all i was able to do was run extended desktop...
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    The Official R9 270x, 280x and 290x Buyers Club Thread

    Soon to be 290X owner here! I managed to get my order in for a XFX 290X off newegg when they were in stock for 4 minutes on Thursday night :D. I got overnight shipping so it'll arrive Monday.. picked a perfect time to take my dinner break that night lol. I got the auto-notify at 7:40pm...
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    Found a brand new XFX 7950 in closet.. Crossfire 7970+7950 or sell?

    Thanks for all the advice everyone! I think I'm just going to sell it while the value is still good and then eventually go with the R9 290x that everyone has been recommending :)
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    Post you're Battlefield 4 Beta benchmarks

    Have you guys been getting weird stuttering or fps drops in the Beta? I had a ton of that going on when I first tried to play this morning, then updated to 13.10v2 drivers as recommended & had good performance on a few servers, but most seem to get the fps drops. I suppose you could chalk it up...
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    Found a brand new XFX 7950 in closet.. Crossfire 7970+7950 or sell?

    Is it because CFX just wouldn't be worth it with these 2 cards or are there other issues still lurking with multi-gpus? Also, forgive me but what is the 290? I did a quick google search and all that netted me was old school amd opteron 290s
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    Found a brand new XFX 7950 in closet.. Crossfire 7970+7950 or sell?

    Apparently I bought a XFX 7950 DD at some point this summer and totally forgot about it :eek:. Was cleaning out a few things and found it just sitting there staring at me from the newegg box. I've been out of the loop as far as PC hardware goes for a good little while so I'm not really even...
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    Updated tp 13.10 beta 2 and one of my monitors wont turn on anymore..What's going on?

    Okay after about an hour of messing with it I finally got all monitors to turn on and get detected. I had to switch all of my connections around and restart like 30 times lol but it works. Thanks for everyone's help
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    Updated tp 13.10 beta 2 and one of my monitors wont turn on anymore..What's going on?

    I've tried both mini DP connections on the card with 3 different active dvi=>mDP adapters on all 3 monitors & the one that won't turn on is always the one that is connected to the mDP port
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    Updated tp 13.10 beta 2 and one of my monitors wont turn on anymore..What's going on?

    Tried that and no change. It's really weird because the monitor that's hooked up via mini display port works fine while booting up. I can see the bios screen, windows logo, etc but as soon as it actually gets to the desktop it shuts off.
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