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    Dell RTX 2070 problem

    For the most part, it just runs slowly, it doesn't seem to crash. I think it has only crashed when it didn't like my afterburner settings
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    Dell RTX 2070 problem

    So small update, I continued to mess with the card, tried it again the next day, and the card wouldn't boost, couldn't even get it to work with a forced boost level or anything. seems like the card is junk for 3d work, it was worth a shot. could be just as RazorWind suggested, there doesn't...
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    Dell RTX 2070 problem

    Could be, ill probably load some games on that PC and try it out, see if it holds up to extended sessions of load or not. Thanks for the replies.
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    Dell RTX 2070 problem

    Thats good to know, I mean after repaste and testing under timespy the card dropped a good 7-8c under load and at stock voltage and frequency settings. Ill have to look up the issues you're talking about, I've never dealt with fixing those issues and probably should for the health of my 3080...
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    Dell RTX 2070 problem

    This card has no RGB inside it, its a fairly plan Dual Fan Design with a single 8 Pin power connector. I opened it up last night to repaste after it seemed to be revived. and the board was pretty clean, no major dust, fins were all clean, and my untrained eye didnt see anything obvious in the...
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    Dell RTX 2070 problem

    That's what I figure as well, he left CIV V running and stepped away from his PC, which is on the floor near a gas fireplace. Not an ideal environment, and definitely not in one of those aurora cases, where the components are crammed in Tetris style. The thermal paste was dry and crusty, but I...
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    Dell RTX 2070 problem

    It is not under warranty, and my neighbor would have had to shell out $450 to reinstate the warranty and ship the whole PC back to Dell for service, which in my past experiences is hit or miss as best. He opted to buy a 3060ti off of me for MSRP, and gave the card to me since I wouldn't have a...
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    Dell RTX 2070 problem

    This particular card only has 1 power connector and has exhibited it across 3 systems and 3 power supplies. I wonder if an on board fuse is bad?
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    Dell RTX 2070 problem

    The drivers were obtained from nvidia, using the clean install function, I'll try ddu, but this has carried over between 2-3 PCs now, so It is unlikely to be a driver issue. I was going to tweak voltages further, than I did, but noticed just a slight change caused 3dmark to crash during it's...
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    Dell RTX 2070 problem

    It doesn't report high temps. it runs in the mid 40's or 50s during the time spy run. The clock speed doesn't stay boosted, I can't recall GPU usage, but i'm fairly certain it was low.
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    Dell RTX 2070 problem

    So my neighbor has an Alienware Aurora that came with an OEM Dell RTX 2070. Randomly one day we stepped away from his pc while running CIV 5, when he came back, his framerates were bad and the system was running choppy. Upon reboot everything seemed fine, but his performance in games was awful...
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    3080 Ti available at select physical Best Buy locations starting tomorrow morning (no online orders)

    I woke up this morning to my Facebook Marketplace Feed with 4-5 sellers with postings selling 3080TIs for $2100+. One piece of crap had 13 or 14 - like 8 founders and 5-6 FTW3 and Strix models sitting on the hood and trunk of his Mercedes, and his buddy next to him had 3-4. They were still in...
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    Your CPU progression

    let's see if i can remember them all, lots of changes, switched to mobile for a while. I really can't even remember all of them. Pentium 66mhz Athlon K6-2 366mhz AMD Duron 700 AMD Athlon XP+ AMD Athlon 3000+ Opteron 165 AMD Athlon XP again? Intel e8400 Intel i5 760 intel i5 2500k Intel 4670k...
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    3600 to 5600x or 5800x

    You're definitely right, I certainly don't notice much different between the 9700k and the 3600. But I also don't want to have to keep upgrading my CPU. I did that when I was younger and couldn't necessarily afford the i7 variants, i'd buy the i5 and overclock., then I ran a first gen i7/6 core...
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    3600 to 5600x or 5800x

    I'll likely pass my monitor on to my son for his rig, hes using a 13 or so year old LG monitor and buy myself at least a 1440p monitor, My old eyes I think could use a 27" haha. That said I got the 5800x, Bestbuy Shipped it USPS, in a padded envelope, luckily it appears to be intact. now to...
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    3600 to 5600x or 5800x

    Thanks for the information, I bought too much stuff figuring i could pass it on to forum members at cost, but im confused. I was running on a 9700k, gtx 1080, 32gb ram and 1080p 144hz monitor. I bought the ryzen 5 3600 and b550, then transferred the remainder of my parts. I really only play...
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    3600 to 5600x or 5800x

    Hi guys, I need some help with a CPU Decision. I had a 9700k system where the motherboard failed during Bios Update. I ended up picking up a Ryzen 5 3600 and a Strix B550-F board with intentions to upgrade to a 5000 series cpu. everything else being the same, I really didn't see any difference...
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    How to Acquire a NEW Generation Card Step by Step GUIDE!!

    I really want a 3080 from Evga, and I got a 5800x so i'm happy, I'll either sell the 3080 or the 3060ti and then probably the 3600x. I sort of feel bad, but this scalper and bot crap is ridiculous, and I hope I am helping someone out!
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    How to Acquire a NEW Generation Card Step by Step GUIDE!!

    I scored an RTX 3060 Ti, 3600x and 5800x thanks to your info! I hope to share some of these at cost to forum members!
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Is there some extra step to the evga queue? I haven't received a single notification, I ran down the list and added every single 3080 to the list and same for the 3060ti. I received the auto queue confirmation emails as I registered for them, but haven't received one for a place in line to buy...
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    This is probably more realistic but bitcoin is at $33,000 so i could see the inflated per day earning.
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Interesting, I realize this is why the first gpu shortage happened, i kind of figured this was contributing considering the value of bitcoin right now. it's not something I've really looked into. Not sure I want to deal with it, but i suppose if the bitcoin client can run in windows I could put...
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Yeah a 3090 is out of my price range. It's nuts how expensive these cards are.
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    I would have preferred the founders 3070 but i scored a Gigabyte RTX 3080 Gaming from best buy. Glad they did the queue thing!
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    How to Acquire a NEW Generation Card Step by Step GUIDE!!

    Well thanks to your info I was able to buy a Gigabyte RTX 3080 Gaming OC from Bestbuy. Hopefully my order doesn't get cancelled!. I've probably clicked 30+ links to always get told its not available. Best Buy's queue + login confirmation saved it for me.
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    Free: Two non functioning GeForce GTX 1080 Founders

    Nice, I'd like to see what I can do with them, good luck and congrats to whoeever gets them!
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    Next month - my price prediction for 1080 nvidia cards - add your predictions too

    Oh I wasn't stating that it was the norm, just saying I hadn't been seeing the deals the guy I quoted was listing regularly. unless you got a deal like this, I agree, a New, non retail box GTX 1080 should cost less than a standard retail one to start, but the base price of mine was 409 or...
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    Next month - my price prediction for 1080 nvidia cards - add your predictions too

    Its not a refurb, I bought it direct from EVGA, as a new listing, 3 year warranty eligible for Step up. Their Refurb cards only come with a 1 year warranty, and are not eligible for the step up program.
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    NVIDIA’s Lower-Tier 2000-Series Cards May Not Support Ray Tracing

    That would be disappointing but I get it, gotta pay the entry fee to get the latest tech, I wonder if that means the lower end cards will be a lot cheaper.
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    Destiny 2

    Man, sounds like the forsaken expansion ended up being pretty good, guess ill have to check it out, I need to decided on PC vs PS4 and get it.
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    RGB 5050 LED Strips for lighting Home Theater speakers to look like AMC Prime.

    That's a really cool effect, looks like you have a great home theater room.
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    Who else puts Armor All on their mouse feet?

    Would have never thought to do this, pretty cool.
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    Call of Duty Black Ops 4

    I suppose I should preorder this so I can test out the BR, man I hate you have to do that to play the Betas, I suppose I can at least cancel if its garbage.
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    What's your method for tracking video card deals?

    I watched for the ebay coupon, then when I saw it on SD the day before, I figured out which card I wanted, and had it ready to go, I actually hesitated, and waited until later in the afternoon, and actually found a better deal than I was originally going to get. Patience (or being cheap) ended...
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    Craigslist finds

    Man Craiglslist in my area never has cheap deals, or im not looking hard enough, some of these finds are so cheap!
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    Project Snowballed .

    Great build, I still love big full tower cases with lots of room in them, Full towers are always my first choice.
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    case similar to Lian Li PC-A70B?

    Way back when I had a Lian Li PC-G70 I wish I still had it, I miss it. Had several systems in it, looked sort of like the one you're looking for but no venting in the middle and it was a massive full tower.
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    Help me choose a case

    Nice looking case, i've heard and read reviews on some of their cases and they seem to make a good case, I have no experience with the brand and the price is usually more than i'm willing to spend.
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    Poll: Will you be buying a 2080Ti/2080/2070?

    I just saw that the review release dates for the new cards is now the 19th, not sure what it was before, but its weak they're waiting until the day before they are released to drop reviews. Is this a standard thing?
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    Ugly GPUs

    Heh, I wouldn't say that is Ugly, but its not the best looking card ever, I don't really dig the clear shroud.
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