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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Dude that sucks. Sorry to hear man. Within the 30 day window it is probably best if it is truly hosed. EDIT: new posted 10/07/2022 ASUS BIOS (for X670E GENE - probably for others as well) - version 0705 and date is 10/05/2022. Not a beta like the previous (0614) one. No changelog listed. YOLO...
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    Yup - have two RTX 3090 Ti right now. Getting an RTX 4090. I am the problem!
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    The same conversation has been happening for years about "overpriced" computer components. It's tiring for all - you're not going to change anyone's mind. Do you think someone like me that has a build complete and just waiting to grab an RTX 4090 is going to read your pleading post and change my...
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    I have not had the issue (yet) with my ASUS X670E Crosshair GENE and the 0614 beta BIOS from 9/26 (yolo). Using EXPO only. EDIT: oh crap. I do not use sleep. Never have - Intel or AMD (desktops, at least). Sorry. Figured everyone put full performance mode on and just turn off the monitor. :)
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    Nvidias Doogie Heatpipe visits GN

    Yeah wow...found myself jealous of that kid. Glad NVIDIA is pimping their new talent!!! EDIT: I was eating lunch watching it and I had to shut it off because I couldn't keep up - I would have needed 100% focus lol.
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    When did the CPU lane thing start?

    GPU started with NVIDIA - if you look at the history they took a HUGE risk back in the early 2000s to go with parallelism and introduce CUDA. It has meaning and is not just some fluff PR term.
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    Engineering Sample HDD - Seagate Exos 4x30 (3.5", SAS-3) 30TB Internal Drive

    Probably not. I think you're safe.
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    Engineering Sample HDD - Seagate Exos 4x30 (3.5", SAS-3) 30TB Internal Drive

    That's great. Dude is in the Twin Cities - maybe I can buy and do local pick up and get the Seagate legal team to join me. lol
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Got the rig built - first time I have seen this message from AIDA64...I'm running the latest beta and everything... (ignore the PCIE power cable rat's nest - running iGPU until 4090 releases) 7950X 32GB G.Skill 6000MHz / 30 CL (F5-6000J3038F16GX2-TZ5NR) ASUS X670E Crosshair GENE microATX NZXT...
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    5800X3D Desktop Replacement

    ITT a bunch of ppl that don’t play online fps
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Bottlenecks do not exist as much in 1440p versus 1080p with current gen (soon to be last gen) GPUs.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Sure - with a RTX 3090 Ti. As new GPUs come out next week we will see. Better for you to target a 5800X3D. EDIT: I see it is with an RTX 3080 - https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-ryzen-9-7950x/20.html.
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    5800X3D Desktop Replacement

    While I hear you - I think "that crowd" is into competitive online FPS so they are looking for any edge they can get. My bro does that crap with Fortnite and I guess the thought is that you can see your enemies better when there's less foliage and all of that. :) My approach is to use the...
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    ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 Intel AMD AIO CPU Water Cooler PC B-Stock $54.99 EBAY

    Perhaps. But there is no room to run the cabling. The radiator + fans goes right against the mobo (microATX). So VRM or no VRM (it clears that) - there is no room for the CPU power connectors (unless you want to do some ghetto run from out of the case and into the case via a vent). The Arctic...
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    ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 Intel AMD AIO CPU Water Cooler PC B-Stock $54.99 EBAY

    FWIW (not sure where else to put this - but for future Internet people and builders): The Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280MM AIO does not fit a Lian Li 011 Air Mini with a top radiator mount even when combined with an mATX mobo (in this case the ASUS X670E Crosshair GENE). Had to move to an NZXT...
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    ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 Intel AMD AIO CPU Water Cooler PC B-Stock $54.99 EBAY

    My new one came with the 1700 kit inside (from Amazon). If somehow you guys don't get the needed adapter lmk...(using mine on AM5). EDIT: nevermind - it's going back to Amazon due to the clearance issues I mention below. I do have an eBay one on order, though - for my next inevitable build. :)
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    That’ll take the next gen of GPUs - if NVIDIA’s claims are real we will know soon!
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    21% faster at gaming. Anyone can cherry pick a number from one game. :)
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    Alleged AMD Desktop CPU Roadmap Leaks Out: Ryzen 7000 3D V-Cache In Early 2023

    Not sure where it says early 2023 for X3D? It clearly says "TBA" and it has a 2023 slot - but there's not specific definition. Anyway, it is hilarious to me how everyone now is pro-5800X3D - when it launched everyone poo poo'd the core count and the productivity numbers and the dead end...
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    RE: 4 dimms, saw this: Source: https://www.techspot.com/review/2535-amd-ryzen-7950x/
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    ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 Intel AMD AIO CPU Water Cooler PC B-Stock $54.99 EBAY

    Holy crap I just bought a new one for like $120 (with the RGB crap) because the standard one was backordered. This is super hot. I already have it open and almost installed otherwise I'd swap...damn. This is tech jesus certified too!
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Man, that sucks. Early adopter tax. :( What board is it?
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    That's awesome. I just picked up a G.Skill 6000 MHz / CL30 kit from Micro Center since it's EXPO ready and I suck at memory OC: https://www.gskill.com/specification/165/390/1661410135/F5-6000J3038F16GX2-TZ5NR-Specification The price was steep at $290 but I reserved it yesterday and today the...
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    There's barely a difference as you go up and down the scale for DDR5 - https://www.techpowerup.com/review/ddr5-memory-performance-scaling/ - lower CAS latency is best. With everything the same, 6000 MT/s versus 5600 MT/s means 1.5% less performance on average.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    If you’re using all slots you’re probably not concerned about gaming speed, anyway - you probably just need RAM for productivity stuff which doesn’t gain much of anything with faster speeds. I was looking at 2x32 DDR5 kits and they’re pretty slow these days. May as well wait for faster ones and...
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    I look at Zen 4 as a 5800X3D with more cores. I am not complaining about that. I have a 5800X3D (my son has a 5950X)! Looking forward to having twice the cores and a new platform. AM5 over Z790 because when Zen 4 X3D drops - boom drop in upgrade and because I have a 7950X - it will still have...
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Just waiting on my ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 A-RGB and 4TB SN850X. Got the free DDR5 5600 deal and everything below from MicroCenter (already have an AX1600i and getting a 4090 on 10/12).
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Any more details on this? I didn’t find much with a google search…
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Yeah it was posted a page or two back. They’re also letting you reserve the CPUs now - was in-store only, before. Sales must be slow.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Great! The 1080p/3090 Ti inquisition is closed. :)
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Not as many results for 7950X and Fortnite - but the gains are there - https://www.cgmagonline.com/review/hardware/amd-ryzen-9-7950x-cpu-review/. Fortnite is actually a very modern title as the engine scales like no other (by Epic Games and using Unreal Engine). Plus, if my use case and why I...
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Fortnite https://www.techspot.com/review/2451-ryzen-5800x3D-vs-ryzen-5800x/
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    That’s crazy. I’ll go the other way - why do you have a G9 if you don’t want to push max frames? Wouldn’t it be better to have a less expensive monitor if you don’t have the hardware to push it?
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    I’m waiting for the 4xxx series to maybe consider 4K, lol. Why would I want to rock barely 60 FPS on 4K?? There’s a reason I don’t play Xbox or PlayStation…
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    240Hz+ screen (I rock a 3090 Ti and 1080p on one rig)
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Nice board. Just reserved the only one left at my local MicroCenter. Lots of bang there for $420!
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Depends on use case, as always. If you’re into competitive online shooters - yes. High FPS and low minimum frames improves fluidity at high Hz.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Close to finding a buyer for my 9900KS rig...if I can get that sold I am all in on that MicroCenter deal. Just need to figure out what case to get and what watercooling (AIO 360mm). Any recommendations? Ideally mid-tower or smaller. Happy with high airflow mesh, I'm good with cleaning out my rig...
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    MicroCenter has free DDR5 now if you get a 7xxx series CPU. I'm guessing sales have been lower than expected. My store (MN) has had 25+ 7950X since launch day on the site.
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    [Mostly Dead] EVGA B-Stock strikes again

    Yeah, wow. $800 3090 direct from EVGA - who would have thought? With them exiting the NVIDIA business I wonder if things will get even lower/worse for them...
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