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  1. thesmokingman

    Cyberpunk 2077 gets FPS boost with a patch for AMD Ryzen CPUs

    Apparently there is some performance left on the table on Ryzen cpus. It's kind of surprising given how long and often this game was delayed yet they miss a crucial aspect such as this... Anyways there's a hack out until a patch is released or they acknowledge it at least...
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    AMD 3rd Gen EPYC Milan CPU Specs & Benchmarks Leak Out, Up To 64 Cores & 280W TDPs – 128 Core Milan Server Shatters All Hope Intel Had For Ice Lake

    AMD is readying their EPYC Milan cpus. These numbers from wwcftech look very promising, especially for those of us waiting on the Threadrippers. But dang, look at those clocks for server parts. This will give us a glimpse into what lies ahead for TR4...
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    Explaining the AMD Ryzen "Power Reporting Deviation" -metric in HWiNFO

    Saw this in my firefox news feed and was posting on it at TPU. Some boards are reporting false power draws to Ryzen cpus. Get your beta here.
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    Build: 3970x, dual 2080ti, 8TB m.2 RAID = Render Monster

    I'm building a render machine for work on a variety of applications. It will be an investment in reducing completion times in rendering and content creation workloads. This is a build for an old college buddy who works in the industry. On to the component list. Also, going to start with two...
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    ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming MB $279.99 @ Amazon BF

    Limited Deal at Amazon for the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E MB. It just went live. Normally $330, so that puts it 20 less than even MC with their bundle discount (30). ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ATX Motherboard with PCIe 4.0, Aura Sync RGB Lighting, 2.5 Gbps and Intel Gigabit LAN, WiFi 6 (802.11Ax)...
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    Backbreaker, my 1950x build

    Backbreaker, because it's really getting too heavy that it hurts to move. And the name kind of goes with the whole Threadripper thing. I don't usually do build threads because I tend to build them too quickly but this one is going to take a little longer than usual and I didn't want to keep...
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    Shadow Warrior Free on Humble Store Get it while its hot.
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    Transcend 480gb SSD $86.99

    Transcend 480 GB TLC SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive (TS480GSSD220S) $86.99 Time left is 22 hours from this post. Looks like this is the cheapest on camel, since BF or that is it matches the BF price. It's around 25-30 lower than normal.
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    Leak confirmed: AM4 CPUs will have the IHS soldered

    And thank goodness too because look at all those ic's lined around the IHS making it near impossible to remove the IHS w/o destroying something in the process.
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    B-Stock EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti FTW $299

    It's back, and will probably not last a few hours so move if you want one. was: $509.99 Instant Rebate: $210 $299.99
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    [NEWEGG] Zotac GTX 1070 ZT-P10700I-10P $344.99 free shipping

    Limited quantities at Newegg Ebay.
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    New D5 pump, Alphacool Eispumpe VPP755 Pump

    There's a brand new D5 style pump out there and it is very interesting I have to say. They moved away from the internal coil design to external coil for a more typical cylindrical shaft design. Saw this on tpu.
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    Power Flushing

    Here's a quick example of how I setup power flushing with just one set and a half of quick disconnects, QDC. I use the Koolance QD4, two female compressions and one male threaded fitting. Above you will see the QDC that is setup as the reservoir intake. This is the "end" of the loop before...