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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    Well to each his own. I’ve had glossy years ago and didn’t like seeing all the reflections behind me. I’d prefer a light matte like on my Alienware aw3418dw. So there is no “correct answer” here. It’s nice to have options.
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    Any idea on pricing? This might be the ticket. 900 NITs brightness for HDR is more than LG C2 42”. (IF the 900 NIT rating is legit for the 42” Swift). Also IMO, matte works better for a computer monitor than glossy.
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    Gigabyte Aorus Elite AX 690 DDR5 motherboard and 32GB 5200MHZ DDR5 RAM For $380 at Amazon.

    Even better deal here. $300 for Gaming X motherboard and 32GB of DDR5 https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails?sdtid=15852346&ItemList=Combo.4502626 I bought the deal in the original post and bought a 12700K and a SK Hynix p41 Platinum 1TB drive for the OS. It installed Windows 11 in...
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    Every man needs a four pack - flashlights 10 bucks shipped

    Yeah. I’m sure that’s true but… $90 vs $2.50 The ever-ready lights are inexpensive and sometimes that’s all you need. They are of surprising quality. They have the three light modes, they also have the zoom/focus pull out feature on the lens. Surprising how nice for $2.50 Run on triple A...
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    SK Hynix 1TB P41 NVME not as fast as reviewed drives - how to tune?

    I have the newest BIOS on my motherboard F7 and Windows is fully updated. Not sure what BIOS you are mentioning I'm two behind on? Where'd you even see that LOL? I can't seem to find any BIOS updates for the P41 Drive. I downloaded the newest Intel Chipset Drivers from my motherboard...
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    SK Hynix 1TB P41 NVME not as fast as reviewed drives - how to tune?

    Well, whatever is wrong with it on this Anvil Benchmark, isn't a problem on the 3DMark Storage Benchmark! :cool: Windows Central said the SK Hynix was the fastest NVME they ever tested and it got this score in their test. Mine benched even faster!
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    PCI-E lane question on Intel 690 motherboard with 12700k

    That’s good to hear, but how does it even work? Does the 690 Chipset have its own PCI-E lanes in addition to what the CPU offers? I.E. lntel Ark site says that the 12700K only has 20 PCI-E lanes...
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    PCI-E lane question on Intel 690 motherboard with 12700k

    I bought this motherboard Gigabyte 690 Elite AX with DDR5 https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/Z690-AORUS-ELITE-AX-rev-1x#kf and an Intel 12700K Here is the mothberboard block diagram. here is the manual...
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    Daily Mining Profits

    It’s been inevitable multiple hard dates for the last 5 years +
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    Daily Mining Profits

    I keep it simple. I buy and hold. I don't trade crypto. If I thought BTC was dying I wouldn't be selling my equipment to buy more BTC. As to selling my Ampere cards -- I won't be selling them until the next Crypto boom, as they'll be worth more then, than they are now. Just like in 2020 when...
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    SK Hynix 1TB P41 NVME not as fast as reviewed drives - how to tune?

    The SK Hynix is supposed to be the fastest NVME on the market right now, according to most review sites. For example: https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/10110/sk-hynix-platinum-p41-2tb-ssd-the-best-yet/index.html Here is the IOPS read test. Here is the full Anvil test from TweakTown I...
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    Daily Mining Profits

    That’s one perspective. I’m holding till it hits 100K, and then I’ll re-evaluate — or likely riding it into the ground. BTC has faced plenty of headwind before and recovered and advanced.
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    Every man needs a four pack - flashlights 10 bucks shipped

    https://slickdeals.net/f/15835699-4-pack-eveready-300-lumens-led-tactical-flashlight-black-10-50?
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    Daily Mining Profits

    Keep in mind fellows it doesn’t matter what BTC you are mining is worth now, it only matters what it’s worth when you sell it. As long as you are still accumulating it, and believe it will still higher long term than it is now, then keep mining. Case in point. I stopped mining in 2020 because...
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    Gigabyte Aorus Elite AX 690 DDR5 motherboard and 32GB 5200MHZ DDR5 RAM For $380 at Amazon.

    I went with a 360mm h150i Icue AIO water cooler with 1700 socket brackets for $80 refurbed. Also on slickdeals. Alternatively you can get the EVGA 280mm AIO for $60 or the EVGA 360mm AIO for $80 - both new at Amazon right now. It went with the Corsair refurb because I like the look better...
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    Gigabyte Aorus Elite AX 690 DDR5 motherboard and 32GB 5200MHZ DDR5 RAM For $380 at Amazon.

    Ripped from slickdeals. I’ve been watching for a deal on 12th gen Intel system. I think this is the one...
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    The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Official Thread

    Cyberpunk has been on so many $10 sales, even multiple $5 sales. Witcher 3, until just recently, still wasn’t regularly on sale for $10. Before Cyberpunk 2077 (rising) Cyberpunk 2077 launch December 2020 After Cyberpunk 2077 (falling) 5 yr view 3yr view
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    CONTROL (Remedy)

    VRR. ? Freesync or Gsync turned on?
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    The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Official Thread

    Give us something showing the work and game state accomplished so far. Else we can expect this in 2025.
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    Prices on Graphics cards coming down; time to buy?

    Nvidia reference cards are always FHR, and their top series card the 3090 were NEVER LHR, so you will likely have either of those options to avoid LHR - even if Nvidia forced it at launch. It’s unknown yet if the majority of new cards will launch with be LHR. The mining software companies have...
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    Prices on Graphics cards coming down; time to buy?

    Wait until next gen 40x0 cards, and buy one early at launch. You’ll likely pay it off in 3-6 months. Or buy a LHR card now that Nicehash has cracked LHR. No reason to pay 3090 prices when 3080 or 3060TI is the mining value proposition. Even 3080TI is a better miner than 3090 for payback...
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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    Bought one of these at bestbuy tonight. Asus RT-AX86S Has good reviews and the outgoing Asus RT-3100 I had was my best router since my old Linksys WRT54G 20 years ago. It just worked. I’m giving my RT-3100 to my dad because his Norton Core died and I got this to replace his with mine. Before...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    16MHZ memory! Oh yeah! ;p
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    The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Official Thread

    More interested to hear from someone who LOVED Witcher 3 than a review from one of the unwashed masses.
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    The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Official Thread

    Eldon Rings is Witcher 3 level?
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    The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Official Thread

    I want to play it through a second time on NG+ but have been waiting for the re-release.
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    Not buying mine till q3. In hopes of getting a evo panel.
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    AND potentially less possibility for burn-in.
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    Because that’s not right What if I bought an Alienware QD OLED monitor at launch and it shipped with a last gen IPS panel and that was deemed okay because they were going to ship later with the QD OLED panels. What kind of nonsense is that?
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    That’s kind of what I’m thinking too — but then —— the older stuff is on good sales now and if it’s the same tech we are really overpaying at the 42” $1400 price. There are 48 and 55” C1 for $1K ish now on sale. You’d expect newer tech for the extra lay down, Not just smaller size and same...
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    Opinions Please: 38" 3840x1600 vs 42" 4K Monitor for Business 1st, Gaming 2nd

    I worked on my 34" ultrawide 3440x1440 for a month and didn't like it. I prefer two 24" 1200P or a single 32" 16x9 2560x1440. But I prefer gaming on the ultrawide over the other setups of course. SO if business first and gaming second I'd do a 32" 16x9 or 42" 16x9 over a 38" ultrawide however...
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    Strange it isn't the new panels...I can't imagine they will change the panels later - since there weren't 42" panels last gen...what's that about? Do you think this is a pass? Or is it simply good enough if it basically just replicates the previous 48" LG OLED that so many people are quite...
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    HDTV Test has their early 42" review up:
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    Xbox series X controllers on sale at $40

    Strange selection of colors for $37.
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    BFI sounds like a recipe for eye strain in a dark room where every single second frame is off. That’s like a strobe light to some peoples eyeballs. I am sensitive to PWM issues and while I haven’t seen the implementation on OLEDs, as a computer monitor in a dark room that doesn’t sound like...
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    This has been a great drive for the money. I really enjoy mine. I’ve had no issues except the annoyance of the long health scan requirement if and when the PC crashes.
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Soulshot96 Tell me more about this? - NO VRR gamma / raised black / flickering black issues when dropping below 120hz (this ruins VRR for many since you essentially lose OLED blacks and/or get distracting 'flickers' as it comes in and out of black)
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Buy Once… a year Cry Once… a year
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    l88bastard I'm no PWM expert to be sure. I haven't even encountered anything PWM in like a decade. The last time I encountered it was a monitor I bought from Microcenter that I had to quickly return because it was painful for me. I don't have any OLED stuff, but I do read online that people...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Zepher and l88bastard Thank you guys for testing. I truly appreciate it. I'm not sure how much youtube is compressing or changing your original recording, but when I play it back on my Dell AW3418DW at full screen 1080P (max res) the banding PWM is clearly there on the hardforum background...
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