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  1. TheSlySyl

    Did I Degrade or Destroy my 5950x? Now with a response from Asus on page 2!

    I'm about 28k with a power limited CPU (Limited mine to 200w) and background programs running. All core is around 4.3ghz. When I let it get all the way up to around 230w+, it would boost up to 4.4ghz all core, but temps also went up a good 10c, and I didn't feel that was worth it.
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    Suggestions for a larger windowless case with good radiator support

    I absolutely love my Fractal Define 7 XL. I have the windowed variant but I'm sure the windowless variant would be just as much of a joy to work in. I have a 420mm rad in front, and if I wasn't using storage configuration I could probably fit a 360 or 420 rad up top as well. At the moment I...
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    Why is Nvidia better than AMD for video editing?

    It's pretty much 100% about CUDA.
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    Do PS3's have any use now?

    Their use would be to play a couple PS3 exclusive titles that never got ported/never got upgraded to newer hardware. Or to play games better/cheaper (if you already own them) than how the PS5 streams retro games. However if you don't have access or care about those particular PS3 exclusive...
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    Post your hard drive Power On hours!

    What software is this? I really like how this table shows reasons for the failures.
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    Going to try the Asrock 670E TaiChi.

    Sadly I think you're just in on the "early adopters are actually just Beta Testers" stage of a new platform, so thing's simply aren't gonna work quite right for a couple BIOS updates. I went through that with my launch Socket 939 board and my launch AM4 x370 board. It's just part of the...
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    Going to try the Asrock 670E TaiChi.

    I've had great success with my X570 Taichi so I'm curious what you think about the X670 one.
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    Rumor: Google Stadia May Be Getting Shut Down

    Getting refunds for the money I spent on stadia? Hell yeah, truly free chromecasts!
  9. TheSlySyl

    Did I Degrade or Destroy my 5950x? Now with a response from Asus on page 2!

    My motherboard is an ASRock x570 Taichi on the most recent (still Beta!) Bios but its performance hasn't changed much in the last few bios. I have only a single datapoint with my own 5950X and an Artic Liquid Freezer 420. At full all core load I use 230w, around 4.4ghz and temp over 85c...
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    Recommendation wanted for a reliable USB hub

    RGB keyboard, various game controller types, webcam, a couple of the ports I used purely for charging things like phones, switch, etc. I liked that it had its own power cord.
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    Time for a new router?

    Your needs are not the needs of everyone. No router magic is gonna make multiple gigabyte uploads any faster on a 400mb down / 20mb up system. ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯
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    Build a Plex NAS computer or buy a prebuilt NAS ?

    No. They shouldn't. I'm giving access to them freely. They're friends and family. I'm not an asshole.
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    Build a Plex NAS computer or buy a prebuilt NAS ?

    I don't know what kinda relationships you have with your friends and family, but the technical specifications of their home network and what exact devices they have connected to their TV is pretty far from a common conversational topic. However, wanting to discuss the particulars of certain...
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    Build a Plex NAS computer or buy a prebuilt NAS ?

    The short version from what i've noticed is that most people simply don't care about resolution or anything like that. I'm already family IT on far too many things, i'm not gonna add arbritrary Home Theater requirements to that list.
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    AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Reviews

    I keep thinking they lowered the price on the 7950X so they can slot a 7950X3D over it at some point in the next year.
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    AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Reviews

    My 5950X can use up to 250W and hit over 85C if I go full PBO even with a 420mm rad, so the 7950X hitting 95C doesn't actually surprise me at all.
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    AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Reviews

    These obviously aren't gaming focused parts. However, even with productivity in my focus, it's not enough to make me want to upgrade from my rock solid AM4 system.
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    Recommendation wanted for a reliable USB hub I've been using this for a bit over a year and have had zero issues. I've had stuff plugged into it literally 24/7 for that year. I should note that I paid $32 for it, not $50.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: up to 30% faster than RTX 3090 in gaming

    Our home office has my computer, 5950x (220w+) and a rtx 3080 (350w+). As well as my partner's pc with a 3900x (190w+) and a 1080ti (250+ watts). Combined with 5 monitors between the two of us and we manage to keep the room cool enough to do extended co-op gameplay sessions We don't even have...
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    Time for a new router?

    I have 10+ google devices in my house and their upstream is significantly less than my roku TVs/single amazon device. Those Roku devices are insane with how much they try to upload, even when "off". Anyway, I've had good luck with Mid-high end asus systems in AImesh. Probably gonna stick...
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    Finally. Nearly a month after I sent it off.
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    Nintendo Switch

    Yeah, the switch online classics are 100% emulators and roms that are downloaded locally to the switch and can be played offline. I'd make a video of me turning off WiFi and playing one, but there's really no damn point.
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    Portal with RTX

    The funniest part to me is where they kept displaying "PORTAL RTX" in all the performance slides, a game that doesn't even fucking exist yet and was 100% built to show off DLSS 3.0.
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    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    A really short version of my entire thoughts on the release: I don't regret recently buying a 3080 12GB.
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    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    I'm behind and only watching the video now, but, not gonna lie, that whole "omniverse" demo montage was... boring as fuck.
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    Other than some weirdness in the first few days (mostly related to transferring over SMS messages it seems) my wife's 6a has been fantastic and a huge improvement over her 3a. Now if Google would just give me my money for trading in the 3a. 😐
  27. TheSlySyl

    Arctic Liquid Freezer II "recall" / Service Kit for units built late 2021/Early 2022.

    I have received my package from arctic about a week ago but haven't gone through the effort of installing it. Or even turning off my computer. I'll probably mention how it'll go when I do.
  28. TheSlySyl

    What video card for Plex?

    Once you start getting into 4k .265 HDR video transcodes you need some beefy hardware. My 3900X / 1080Ti was struggling and couldn't keep up, but my 5950X and 3080 12gb can handle it, with some more playroom to keep using the computer for additional tasks as long as they don't require 100% gpu...
  29. TheSlySyl

    Nintendo Switch

    I'm pretty sure it's not Nintendo's desperate attempt, but the actual publisher/developer of the games trying to milk the (absolutely massive) Switch Market. Nintendo hasn't made a single cloud game. 🤷 Likewise, they're doing so damn well with their own first party games - why would they?
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    Nintendo Switch

    I actually use the SteamLink app, it gives me the most success for a steady framerate.
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    Nintendo Switch

    A few games are doing it now. Using an Nvidia Shield to stream from my PC, it handles 4k60 (though bandwidth usage is ridiculous), so the switch should be able to do 1080p60hz or 30hz with ease. I personally will never pay for a cloud title, but ymmv.
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    Resizable Bar incompatibilities - whos fault is it?

    I'm using Rebar on my system. 5950X, x570 and a 3080 12GB Well, I have it enabled. I've checked to make sure it's enabled, but I honestly don't know if it's actually caused any performance improvement anywhere. Maybe a minor improvement in Cyberpunk 2077?
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    Microcenter: 5950X $499.99

    I'm more than happy with my X570 / 5950X system and I don't actually feel a need to upgrade to AM5, and I do a fair amount of work that actually uses all 32 cores (and all 24 PCI-E lanes) pretty often.
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    Begun the AM5 Wars Have....

    It's all about PCI-E 5.0 lanes. People who need em will pay for em. Most of the HEDT market is about PCI-E lanes. Hell, I know I need em. I'm using all 24 pci-e 4.0 lanes on my x570, I'd actually have loved another 8 lanes. Would I love em enough to spend $800 on a motherboard though? We'll...
  35. TheSlySyl

    Intel Arc A750 Graphics Card Performance Preview

    Runs Elden Ring fine, seemed a little smoother than my PS5 and with better AA. (Note: Played the 60fps mode on console.) Had a bit better image quality/AA but that's all I was really able to tell from Elden Ring. If the 770 is like, $400, it seems reasonable for performance.
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    Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 34" 21:9 (3,440 x 1,440) Ultra Wide 175 Hz

    I got to Demo the Odyssey Arc 55inch today. This ridiculous thing. It was pretty fucking sweet, but the software, while insanely impressive when it worked...
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    Intel Arc A750 Graphics Card Performance Preview

    So they have Arc 770 units on the floor at PAX west. The booths are pretty locked down, but if someone here wants me to try a demo of a system that's using one I can relay my experience. It'll be far from objective as I'll likely be playing a quasi-guided experience by an actual intel...
  38. TheSlySyl

    Modem: Slow Download Speeds Motorola 7420

    Glad you got it figured out. That level of correctables/uncorrectables was ridiculous.
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    Will Zen 4 be the real deal and a worthy upgrade from Zen 3

    How do you know which revision of the processor that you have? My 5950X has been amazing at sustaining boost clocks, but I'm also cooling it with an Arctic Freezer 420mm. Guessing that "VMR-B2" means revision 2?
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    Will Zen 4 be the real deal and a worthy upgrade from Zen 3

    Anyway. The obvious holes in the series have me thinking. The 7950x being cheaper is because of some combination of: 1: yields are awesome, so there's no reason to sell chips with chiplets disabled. 2: there's gonna be a 7950X3D that'll take over the spot as the true top end. (Along with a...