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    First Custom Loop is the best place to get wcing gear hands down. Don't waste your time with Amazon.
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    Is using 10-years old power supplies a concern?

    I wouldn't worry too much about an explosion but a failure is far more likely now vs 5 years ago. I would just keep a quality back up handy( as is standard for any older psu).
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    Yes, you can run over your GPU with a car

    Daaaamn, you are one lucky individual. Time to buy a ticket! ;)
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    [H] Thermal Compound TIM Round-up Candidates

    I read it yesterday on my phone (with brave), no ads what so ever.
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    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    Yep, like Starfalcon said the 2 series are all SuperFlower built and are probably the psu series that put EVGA on the map. They are as good as it gets. Unfortunately I don't know of any place that has a list of who builds what anymore. Since Jonnyguru closed up his website and forum, I just wait...
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    Downgrade to upgrade?

    Parting out usually sells faster. Altho if you list it as a complete rig on several forums you may be able to sell it faster.
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    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    No. Just no. Warranty means nothing if you have keep RMAing a unit for failing. Always know who the oem is. The difference between superflower and meic, for example is massive. You couldn't pay me to run an meic built psu in even my lowest level rig. SF? I'd happily run any of their units in...
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    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    Its interesting buuut we don't know who the oem is for certain yet. Some believe its FSP but don't hold them in the highest regard. So try to hold off for a few days to see a review or two before you pull the trigger.
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    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    No not at all. The gold, platinum, titanium designations are efficiency ratings for the power supplies (see link). The differences are tiny. The build quality may be slightly different between models but if your buying from a solid manufacturer like Seasonic that builds quality at all three...
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    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    Agree with the above. I'd add that the Seasonic focus gold and platinum units are equally good and will save you a fair bit of money compared to the titanium.
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    Gigabyte GP-P750GM dead

    Nooo, not unless they agree to replace it with a UD750GM, the newest MEIC built unit. There's a recent review of it at tpu. Otherwise throw it away and count yourself lucky not to have lost any other components.
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    transient power consumption spikes

    I'm glad he's taken the time to research this. We've been seeing even the best of the best power supplies, at and above whats recommended have problems with shutting down with what most attributed to ocp tripping caused by spikes.
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    I have no qualms at all buying a mined on card... from someone I trust. Thing is, I can count on one hand the people I know that are tech savvy enough to know anything about crypto or gpus (other than what Matt Damon told them). And fewer yet that would actually show any interest in creating...
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    New 5800x with NH-U12P SE1366 R possibly heat issues?

    Hahaha, that's my quick test for heat issues. Rather than monkey with swapping heatsinks I disconnect all of the case/hs fans point the old Vornado desk fan into the case and get my answer quick like ;)
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    What's a good quality soft tubing that doesn't cloud up?

    You used to be able to buy it by the foot from (best wcing selection you'll find)but its been awhile since I've bought any tubing. There's a father's day coupon you can use there as well that should help knock off some of the shipping.
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    What's a good quality soft tubing that doesn't cloud up?

    Primochill lrt is the only soft tubing I'll use. I ran a loop for 5+ years untouched (just added coolant occasionally, never drained or cleaned it) with their blue tubing and despite the cpu block having a hole in the nickel plating, exposing the aluminum underneath, causing the copper gpu...
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    Any news on when the ATX 3.0 PSU's will arrive?

    The only one I know of is the gigabyte 1000w that was reviewed by tpu a bit ago. It wasn't a unit anyone would recommend.
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    High flow filter for loop - does one exist?

    To each their own. Custom wcing is the equivalent to creating a piece of art in my eyes. You do with it what you choose to because its yours and yours alone.
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    I am watercooling my shoulder

    When can you start ocin?
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    **It's DEAD, Jim!** Logitech MX518 $19.99 and more on sale at Best Buy

    Everytime prior to this they were on sale. This time, they are on clearance. I don't think that bodes well.
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    3/8" ball valve that isn't only 1/4" when open?

    I think your stuck with g1/4in. in the wcing world due to fitting sizes having been standardized to it. Koolance or Bitspower may have something g3/8 used in commercial gear from back in the day but it's unlikely due to drain valves being a more recently popularized part. From what I'm seeing...
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    Do you still test new RAM?

    On my own rigs? Never. I'll find any issues while tweaking timings, voltage, and speed. On someone elses? Always.
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    High flow filter for loop - does one exist?

    Once you've flushed and cleaned everything you shouldn't need one. Altho there are always strange outliers. I found that petras and water wetter resulted in whites flakes that a filter would definitely have alerted me to sooner but the end result wouldn't have changed, a complete tear down and...
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    High flow filter for loop - does one exist?

    The fluid isn't the problem, its coming from the rad. Solder flux, dirt and bits of metal are common contaminants in new rads (first post). Some brands are more susceptible than others. Alphacool developed a bad rep for not cleaning their rads very well but I think they have turned that around...
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    Now is the worst time to buy a new stationary computer?

    Mb- z690... Nice build, have fun!
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    High flow filter for loop - does one exist?

    That's the reason I ended up omitting filters. At some point flow is going to get choked off. So an easy on/off system is needed along with something that's small enough to fit in a case. When I looked at the barrow filter my plan was to add a quality qdc at each end to make pulling it as easy...
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    High flow filter for loop - does one exist?

    Yep, that's the one. I think modmymods has them or performance-pcs but with brass filters if memory serves. There's an alphacool too...
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    High flow filter for loop - does one exist?

    Barrow had one that I saw on aliexpress but I have no idea what the model number was. It looked well built but its been over a year. If I can dig it up I'll post it up.
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    B450 Aorus Pro WiFi Resetting/Rebooting Constantly

    Very rare for a cpu to be bad for sure! Good to see you got it figured out tho. It definitely sucks that you had to go through the hassle of buying another mb to get to the bottom of this. From what I've heard lately AMD is pretty good about RMAs so hopefully they will come through for you.
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    B450 Aorus Pro WiFi Resetting/Rebooting Constantly

    It very well may be. The only way to know for sure is to swap your 5800x in. Damn, I was certain the mb was the issue after all of your testing.
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    B450 Aorus Pro WiFi Resetting/Rebooting Constantly

    I would test the memory in another rig just to rule it out. Then fire up the cc to order a new motherboard. I doubt your going to need a new psu unless your trying to eliminate said existing ocp issues. Another set of faster, tighter memory could be a nice upgrade but again, mb is most likely...
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    I Broke a $900 Motherboard

    It really doesn't look that bad.
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    Upgrade or wait: mid 2022 edition

    All I've seen is silly early rumors so far. The most recent Nvidia said, 4090 450w max with double the performance of a 3090 @tpu then of course the early estimate of 900w max a while back. I'm not going to worry to much about early assumptions at this point. One eye on real Nvidia news...
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    Case popping noises

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    Case popping noises

    This one time in bandcamp my case made this wicked loud CRACK noise but once I put the pipe down it just went poof gone???!!!
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    The custom/unique case thread.

    Looks great man!
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    How to get cigarette smoke smell out of video card?

    Aluminum only. I don't clean copper with bleach even if its stinky(clr). The end result is sparkling clean heatsinks ;) the bleach hasn't hurt any of them so far and it takes care of the funk for good 😊
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    How to get cigarette smoke smell out of video card?

    Pull it apart, take the fans off and soak/agitate the heatsinks in a 50/50 bleach water mix for a couple of hours. Then clean the housings and fans with household cleaner with paper towel to see when they are completely clean. Rinse the heatsinks in scalding hot water and blow them dry with an...
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    Gigabyte 6900xt $900 after rebate newegg

    No shit. Came in expecting to catch the low down on the 6900xts everyone bought. Instead, we're time traveling.