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  1. skiddy

    AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Reviews

    What were you expecting exactly? You're showing us a chart where $300 CPU's are performing on par with $500-800 chips. Clearly a beefier CPU is going to have minimal effect with a GPU bottleneck, as it does in most modern games in 4k. As someone that does a lot of encoding, the productivity...
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    What video card for Plex? I used this with a 1660ti and I got 6 1080p transcodes without a hitch.
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    Digitaltrends Top 6 Nvidia Cards of All Time List. Agree or disagree?

    It seems like they're mentioning generations and not the refreshes inside of them - the summary of the 1080 does mention the Ti and the performance increase it had. With that said, I personally believe the 1080ti was one of, if not the best card Nvidia has ever made. The card was a monster.
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    I’ll mostly stay out of this laptop gaming argument, but a quick anecdote as an avid gamer and road warrior that has a higher-end gaming laptop, I rarely use it and know no-one that games on the road. It seems extremely niche to me – if you game (outside of mobile devices), travel or move around...
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    A couple of months ago, my brother brought me into the custom keyboard world as a birthday gift. I've switched things around a bit. Here's my current setup: Mouse: Logitech G Pro Wireless Keyboard: IDOBAO ID80 Crystal (75%) Akko ASA Clear/White caps EG Aqua King Linear 62g switches Some...
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    Daily Mining Profits

    I shut mine off the other day. After electricity costs, I would have maybe been netting $2-3 a day, and that's before ETH dropped another $500. I think my mining run is over - grossed ~$8k over the past 15 months which isn't too shabby for not spending any extra money on GPU's or mining hardware.
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    Would using the M.2 port directly under the GPU matter in terms of temperatures?

    All different models and controllers (see red text in image), so it's not the best anecdote, but the ADATA SSD directly under my GPU is actually the coolest by a good margin. The 970 EVO below the GPU is actually wedged between a Thunderbolt card and a 10GbE card, which is likely why it is much...
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    Samsung 2TB 980 Pro $229 from Dell

    Not getting the $50 popup unfortunately, but definitely a great deal if you can get it to work. Edit: it finally popped up after refreshing the page ~30 minutes later. Ordered and 5000 points pending.
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    What's an ideal windows antivirus to use when mining?

    I used Webroot for many years and I could not get it to work with miners even if you whitelisted the executables or folders. Switched to Malwarebytes because of that and it's been fine.
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    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    I think I'm done mining RTM for now. Not a fan of the extra heat and power from the 5950x/3900xt. I was still getting anywhere from 50-90 RTM a day. I'll sit on 10k in case it ever pumps in price.
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    Daily Mining Profits

    Yeah my daily average went from $9-10, up to $16 yesterday (and now back down to normal). Not sure what happened tbh.
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    WD 18TB Red Pro 7200 Rpm, $251 at Amazon

    Happy and sad I missed this. Things are getting tight with the 10tb/8tb drive arrays.
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    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    I'm getting between 70-80 RTM a day with a 5950x and 3900xt which is probably a little less than $2/day with my electricity rates. I'll probably keep at it until I get to sub 50 a day unless the pricing substantially changes, but I plan to just hold the 6k or so I have long-term. edit: actually...
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    Buy SN850 64.99 USD or WD SN550 42.99 USD or SK hynix Gold P31 55.99 500GB for Laptop Use or pay 83 for SN550 1TB

    The SK Hynix is vastly superior for laptops because of it's power usage, and it has very well-rounded performance as well. If I recall correctly with reviews, it was hanging with or trading blows with the Samsung's lineup and most of the other higher end drives with random I/O.
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    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    Yesterday was the 1st day I made sub-100 (88), but I was gaming for ~4 hours, and upgraded the Plex server to a 5700G, so it was offline for a while. I also seem to have quite a few random stratum hangs while using the Supernova pool, and I sometimes have to restart the mining clients on...
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    Random Buffering Issues with Media Server...

    Glad to hear it's resolved. I know the 660 supports NVENC, but I'd imagine it's pretty limited on capabilities. I recall the 1050ti's were the cheaper GPU's of choice for Plex transcoding in recent years, but I doubt they're that affordable for what they are during these crazy GPU times.
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    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    I made one sell on Dex-trade, but I'm not a big fan of the site. The rest have been on Southxchange which I have no complaints. You can sell for BTC or DASH. Yeah agreed. I was making 500ish/day with my 5950x + 2700k a month ago, and it's about half that now adding a 3900xt into the mix.
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    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    This is pretty nuts, sitting right under $0.05 now. I should have hoarded, sold ~10k for $0.01 in the last month :(. Still got 4k and making between 200-300 a day.
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    Random Buffering Issues with Media Server...

    Yeah if you weren't on the latest version of PMS, the dash may have looked different, but the actual client won't tell you IIRC ('original quality' means you're direct stream/play though). You'd have to look on the actual Plex Server interface under activity/dashboard to see details or the Plex...
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    Random Buffering Issues with Media Server...

    Yeah I only mentioned it because I degraded my SSD so much that it couldn't even do 10MB/s writes, but that's not the case here. The screenshot shows how hardware transcoding is verified via the dashboard. The main suggestion I can make is if it is HW transcoding, try disabling it and use a...
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    Random Buffering Issues with Media Server...

    You've tried most of the troubleshooting/testing I would have gone through. Is Plex installed onto an SSD on this machine? Do you have any clients that do pure Direct Play (not Direct Stream)? I ask because if you're doing any transcoding (even direct stream + audio transcode), it will cache...
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    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    Sitting pretty at nearly $0.016 today - quite the turnaround after my last post. I got my 3900XT that normally runs ESXi chugging away at this now too.
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    Bitcoin and XRP, Time to buy

    I'm gonna hold. Put $329 into it over the last month, and it's now worth ~$1363. It's all money from mining so I just see it as play money. If I somehow net a few grand from it, I may consider selling.
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    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    Price is down ~40% in the last couple weeks. I'm going to just keep it running only on my 5950x for the time being. Doesn't seem worth stressing out my weaker CPUs.
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    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    I use the supernova pool and have had zero issues. Changed my payouts between 150 and 1000 and they go immediately once the threshold is hit. Have mined ~5300 RTM in the past 10 days. Not too shabby.
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    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    Had no idea this existed. I'll stick on this for a bit since Monero didn't seem worth it at all. This is after about ~16 hours or so, with my 5950x doing most of the work:
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    My queue popped yesterday for the 3080 FTW3 Ultra (now LHR). I queued on 10/5/20.
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    Daily Mining Profits

    Brother said I could mine on his 2080rtx while he's in-between moving houses the next month. ~$20/day total, not too shabby
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    ETH Finally PoS - What will you mine next?

    I took a day off ETH and mined 110 RVN just because. It'll most likely be what I do after ETH if it's at least marginally profitable.
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    TEAMGROUP C175 128GB 2 Pack USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.1/3.0) USB Flash Thumb Drives $20.99

    Seems to have some mixed reviews showing 40MB/s+ write speeds too. Well at that price for 2 and the capacity, it's hard to go wrong. Still will use my Sandisk Extremes, but these may make good high capacity spares.
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    Your CPU progression

    Damn, I posted in this thread 12 years ago :eek: An update to my original (main system only): Pentium 200mhz (1998) Pentium II 350mhz (1999) Duron 800mhz (2000) AXP 1900 (2002) About 6 Socket A processors ranging from 1700 JIUHB's to XP-M Bartons A64 3000 Newcastle (2004) A64 3400 Clawhammer...
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    Daily Mining Profits

    Last I checked, it was mostly the high end Ryzen 3000/5000 series CPU's netting $1+ a day aside from HEDT or server chips. I don't really see the extra heat in my system worth it for my 5950x. It runs pretty cool with just the 3080 mining.
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    Daily Mining Profits

    Yeah, my 3080 does +1525, and will max around 103.2MH/s with monitors turned off. Memory stays around 104C. Enjoying the surge... making about $60/day with the 5 GPU's going (the 3080 is about 40% of that). Pre-tax, this rate could take care of my rent and car payment :D
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    Daily Mining Profits

    This was at the peak of my daily rate back ~4/20 (~$33-34/day), but I typically sit somewhere between $20-30/day at 250MH/s average while I'm not gaming. I manually use NBMiner to ethermine pools. -3080 - Main rig -1660ti - Plex server -2080max-q - gaming laptop (does nearly 40MH/s @ 80W lol)...
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    AMD Ryzen 5900 - What is most accurate temp monitor?

    Ryzen Master or HWinfo using "CPU Die (average)" should give the same readings, and are the most accurate for Ryzen CPU's.
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    5900x vs 5950x Question

    I think most of the benchmarks I've seen had the 5900x running better on average boosts. My 5950x gets a R20 single score of ~615, and boosts between 4.8 - 4.9 during the benchmark, but regularly sits at 4.9 - 5.05 during gaming/normal usage. I'm also running ambient temps about 10F higher than...
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    Microcenter has 5900x

    I think Dallas had over 30 5950x and 5900x when I was there a couple of hours ago. Store was empty. Couldn't believe my eyes.
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    Ryzen 5 5600X At Microcenter $299

    Dallas MC (which is pretty busy) has had 25+ 5600x in stock the past few days (since Tuesday I think) - maybe it is regular as the OP mentioned? We'll see. When I got mine a month ago, they had 50+ late in the day. It seems like they get very large 5600x shipments and they do seem to hold in...
  39. skiddy

    iCUE draining my i7 9700k

    This was the setting I had to toggle when I had high CPU utilization with iCUE last year on my old 9900k build. I remember it being higher than 5% until I turned this off using Vengeance RGB Pro 3200 RAM.
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    iCUE draining my i7 9700k

    When I used Corsair RGB RAM, I remember there was a RAM setting in iCue that was spiking the CPU usage high. Turned that off and it was fine... I don't recall what the setting was called though.