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    5600x undervolting guides?

    I would appreciate any assistance (links) that you have found useful in undervolting a 5XXX series CPU. I am attempting to keep the chip as cool as possible and to minimize the chip having to throttle itself. Thank you ...
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    3060 Ti Heat ... normal or did I just turn on the oven?

    I just completed my latest build, including a Gigabyte B550 MB, 5600X (stock cooler), and an eVGA 3060 Ti video card, and a Corsair 750W PS all mounted within a Fractal Define R5 case. The rig that was replaced included a very old MB, a 3770K, and a 1660 Ti video card. It never gave me any...
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    Determining RAM compatibility for a new motherboard?

    Backstory: I am building my first system in 5 years. I am a fanboy on neither OEM so this time I decided to go with a Ryzen build. I have purchased a Gigabyte Aorus Pro AC MB (B550), a new power supply (Corsair), and just received my new processor. I plan to use a 3060 Ti that my son...
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    New gaming PC build: AMD 5600X/AM4 or Intel 12600K/LG1700? You advice is appreciated!

    I build a new PC to game every 5-10 years. Knowing that my PC (3770K w/1660Ti) was getting a little long-in-the-tooth, my very gracious son sent me a new EVGA 3060Ti for Christmas. We talked, and decided that either an AMD 5600x or the new Intel 12600K would be the best for me. Both have...
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    I'm new to VR and looking for a setup to play Steam games. Please advise ...

    Hello all, The title says it all. I am heavily invested in Valve's Steam platform and am looking for a good, but reasonably priced solution to try out VR. The games played will mostly be from Steam. If it helps, I wear glasses. I was looking at buying the Oculus Quest II set that is...
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    New MITX Build ... can't explain CPU usage and high idle temps. Your take?

    I recently built an HTPC for use on our TV for watching movies, surfing, light gaming, etc. The System configuration is as follows: CPU: Haswell i5-4590s (65w) using stock cooler MB: ASRock B85M-ITX Memory: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws (2x4GB) DDR 3 1600 Vid card: EVGA GTX-950 Case: Cooler Master Elite...
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    Horrible lag on newly built Haswell system - please advise

    Hey, I build systems as a hobby and not very often. I just built a Haswell i5 HTPC with a 120GB Crucial SSD, 1 TB drive for media, 8 GB RAM and a GTX 950. I TRY to use the system for browsing, videos and some light gaming on our TV. The bottom line is that even with almost nothing installed...
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    Keyboard/Mouse issues after system build - please advise

    Was hoping that someone, perhaps, had run into this issue before ... because I sure haven't. This is weird: I am transitioning my main desktop to a newer one. I built the new system and loaded windows and drivers using a wireless keyboard (with built-in trackball as the mouse) because I did not...
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    MSI GTX 950 Video Card for $110 AR at Newegg

    Here you go: MSI GeForce GTX 950 DirectX 12 GTX 950 GAMING 2G 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ATX GAMING Video Card - Newegg.com If I hadn't just purchased an EVGA ... I'd be all over this.
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    What would your choice of MB be in this situation?

    I am trying to assemble a "hybrid" HTPC/gaming rig for my TV. The setup will be used for watching movies/DVDs, surfing and some gaming (ex: World of Warships). I have decided to build as small as possible centered on an oldie but goodie, the i5-2500K. After doing a ton of research I have...
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