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    EVGA Extended Warranties - Submit Your Ticket, Get Your Refund

    I didn't see anything posted - forgive me if this has been discussed. But I wanted to bring visibility to the fact that EVGA is offering refunds on extended warranties for the graphics cards - since they're exiting the NVIDIA business. Simply login to your account, go to the product in question...
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    Dremel or Similar Tool for Stripped T5 Torx Screw

    Hey guys, Not the perfect spot for this post as it relates to a laptop - but I can get every screw but one off of the bottom of my laptop (2022 Razer Blade 14, FWIW). I don't think it's stripped, stripped but it's bad enough it won't turn like the other 11 screws. I've read since it's recessed...
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    Modern GPU Stability Test?

    Hi guys - what do you use for stability testing on a GPU these days? I have heard Furmark is no longer en vogue...I've been using 3DMark looping but not sure if that's tough enough. Seeing some crashes in Fortnite with my 3090 Ti so it is driving me insane.
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    B-Die Temps - 3800Mhz CL14 (14-16-16-36) XMP

    Hi all, Snagged one of the dream mem kits for Zen3 off of eBay earlier this week and got it today (G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32GB DDR4 3800MHz CL14 - F4-3800C14D-32GTZN to pair with my 5800X3D (I know this CPU works just great...
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    B450 Aorus Pro WiFi Resetting/Rebooting Constantly

    Hello all. I'm in the midst of a little "rags to riches" build on an NZXT BLD box a miner stripped last year and I bought for cheap off of eBay. It has run nicely for the past few months - including yesterday while gaming quite a bit with my new hardware (5800X3D, new SSDs). This morning I got...
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    "Forced Physics" Cooling

    Have you guys heard of this? A colleague invested in it and I am not physics major - it certainly looks good but I'd love to hear from you experts. Seems pretty revolutionary for data centers and any other box that needs cooling (imagine this for crypto...
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    EVGA GTX 1060 6G "Mining" $499.99 B-Stock

    Haha go EVGA. Good luck! EDIT: wow, it sold out!!
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    First "Custom" Water Cooling (Hard Tubing) Build - System No Longer will Power On

    Hi all, this is a fun one. I bought the Bitspower Titan X 1.2 kit from Micro Center on 3/9 - primarily to get the 3080 - but I decided I would just build in it, too. Fast forward to this weekend, finally received my 11900K (hence the delay) - added memory, storage, the CPU, put down some paste...
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    11900K Benched

    Same dude that did the unboxing that was posted earlier ( - finally got around to running some benches.
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    5950X Noob - Speeds and Temps Under Load

    Hi all, Just running AIDA64 system stability test (CPU/FPU/Cache only) and seeing 4.3 GHz across all cores and temps of around 85 C (climbed over time from 81 C). I have PBO on (but not FMAX or whatever the ASUS thing is) and I'm running on a Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi) with the latest BIOS...
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    RTX 3xxx Laptops Being Bulk Bought by Chinese ETH Crypto Farmers I never thought it would come to this (I understand full-size GPUs - but laptop GPUs?)...but ETH has been crazy skyrocketing and it's tough to get cards. The article even talks about how...
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    HWiNFO NVIDIA GPU Memory Junction Temperature (New in Version 6.42)

    FYI guys - I highly recommend you grab the latest HWiNFO (version 6.42 and higher - it's free) and check your NVIDIA GPU's GPU Memory Junction Temperature - cards like the 3090 can easily hit 105 C and higher. Folks on reddit are not seeing huge M hits by running -500 memory and I can report...
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    2080 FE to 1660 Ti Downgrade (or How I Sold my 2080 FE for $710)

    Had to do it...I was running a 2080 Founders Edition in my son's PC (kid plays Sims 4, Roblox, and various rollercoaster games) so after seeing the CRAZY market for GPUs right now I set out on a quest for a cheap, but good GPU to slide in as a replacement and hopefully not cause him to notice in...
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    4266MHz RAM + 9900KS Results

    Hey guys. I went through some trials and tribulations and a good amount of research before I landed on my memory kit and I wanted to share what I learned and also the results. First and foremost - I understand that this is not a "bang for the buck" upgrade. With that said, I did score these on...
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    RTX 2080 Ti FE to RTX 3090 FE - My Exp (Some Benches and $$$ Numbers)

    Hi all, Finally copped an RTX 3090 FE in last Friday's (10/09/2020) Best Buy drop...yesterday I benched my exact system with the outgoing RTX 2080 Ti FE and did the same afterwards with the new RTX 3090 FE (same OS level and patches, same NVIDIA driver, etc - nothing changed other than slapping...
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    10900K (10-core) with Z490 Chipset in April
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    9900KS Temps - Some Cores Hotter Than Others

    Hi all, I have a 9900KS that I run at stock while gaming (ARK: Survival Evolved) - I have notced that some cores are around 10-15 degrees hotter than others: I'm using a 280mm AIO liquid cooler and really good thermal grease (CM MasterGel Maker) - is this one of those things solved by...
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    9900KS versus 5960X in Time Spy/3DMark (Paired with a 2080 Ti FE)

    Hey guys, I just picked up a 9900KS and built a new Z390 box (the only thing I brought over was my 2080 Ti FE) so I wanted to share some comparison numbers from my old box on X99 to the new one. The 2080 Ti is OC'd the same. The 5960X is OC'd to 4GHz, the 9900KS is stock clocked (so far)...
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    Home Network Security Cocktail

    What's your flavor? Here's mine: FortiGate 60E NGFW (if you're in the industry you can get these free from Fortinet at various events/etc. - watch for them and sign up - the common combo is an 8 port managed switch, this, and an AP) - pfSense is great if you're a roll your own guy/open source...
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    GTX 1060 with GDDR5X Spotted

    From reddit - - click "Specs" and note the memory - "6 GB GDDR5/X". Confirmation of this rumor, I guess: It's a new card for all of you...
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    Good 550W PSU + 1080 Ti?

    Hey guys, My 2080 Ti FE is due to arrive today and I am faced with the reality of potentially losing my dear MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z...I have a secondary box with a 5820K (OC'd to 4.2GHz, AIO water cooled, 64GB RAM, 3 SSDs - it used to be a VMware ESX box) and an EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W PSU...
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    Nvidia Dir. of Technical Marketing Tom Peterson says 1080 Ti to 2080 Ti 35-45% performance gain

    Source via YouTube interview: --- Perhaps now we can all see why the 2080 Ti was launched alongside the 2080?
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    RTX 2080 Ti versus TITAN V

    WARNING: armchair, paper-based analysis ahead Since there are no gaming benchmarks I was curious to see if the TITAN V represents a good approximation of what we can expect when it comes to gaming performance with the 2080 Ti...I was somewhat shocked that the TITAN V bests the 2080 Ti on paper...
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    MSI X99S XPOWER AC Spectre/Meltdown BIOS?

    Hey guys, Back in January MSI put out a press release that they were coming out with a new BIOS for a ton of mobos - including my X99S XPOWER AC - - however, the firmware mentioned (E7881IMS.1C0)...
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    1080 Ti K|NGP|N is here

    One thousand U.S. dollars
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    Best GeForce GTX 980 Ti?

    The dust has long settled - which 980 Ti is best? Possibly looking to pick one up for a secondary box... - Galax HOF 980 Ti - ASUS Strix 980 Ti - EVGA Kingpin 980 Ti - Gigabyte 980 Ti Extreme - MSI Lightning 980 Ti Any that I missed?
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    MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning

    Has anyone gotten their hands on one of the variants of this? Looks like the primary difference between them is clock speed from the factory: Lightning Z - $869 on NewEgg (sold out) Boost Clock / Base Clock /...
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    Zotac Factory Tour or "How Video Cards are Made"

    Saw this on reddit, found it pretty interesting:
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    TITAN X Pascal Announced?

    From NVIDIA's Instagram...can't find anything else official on it. Must be a mistake? Screenshot in case it gets taken down: [click to enlarge]
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    SLI HB Bridges are Out (

    Go go go... Make sure you take a look at the diagram before buying. Most of us need the 4 slot one which is two PCI spaces in between the cards for SLI.
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    WD Red (WD60EFRX) 6TB NAS HDD - $240

    Via U.S. NewEgg's mobile app ONLY: $269.99 - $30 coupon code (MBL151513) = $239.99 ($5 cheaper each if you buy a high quantity) Just thought I'd throw this out there as I know a lot of folks like these drives for home NAS use.
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    RAID Strategy with 8x 6TB Disks

    Planning on using 8x 6TB WD Red NAS disks in RAID on a Synology NAS - because of their size/speed I'd like to opt for RAID6 or SH-2 (they're essentially the same when all disks are identical - but the idea would be it would allow me to upgrade disks later) for 2 disk redundancy. Do you think it...
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    FreeNAS: Pre-Built versus Build-Your-Own

    As the title suggests...if I were to build my own FreeNAS server - what parts would you recommend? I'm looking at 4x6TB WD Red drives plus all the fixin's costing me around $3K from IX Systems. I'm sure I can get more for my $$$ if I build it myself. I also...
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    MSI Afterburner Update?

    The update server has been unavailable when I start Afterburner and it doesn't fully support the GTX TITAN X - does anyone have any news RE: an update for full support for the TITAN X? I do not want to have to move to Precision X. No news here:
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    5960X Overclocking - Complete Dog?

    It appears that I may be unlucky with my 5960X. No matter what I try, I can't seem to get it to OC. Can't even OC to 3.6GHz! I can, however, run at 3.5GHz with XMP on (3000MHz DDR4). I've used the tips from this thread, among others...only thing I can think of is maybe my PSU (currently...
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    Haswell-E Stability Testing

    So, I thought Prime95 was the de facto stability test for Haswell-E - but after reading this article by ASUS ROG where they state: I am starting to question Prime95. I have been testing ROG RealBench and it seems to work very well at stressing all components of a system (not just CPU and/or...
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    GTX 750 Ti Blows Me Away

    I've gotta say - as someone who solely games with high-end cards - the GTX 750 Ti has impressed me quite a bit. I picked one up used for a steal of a price and intended to do some PhysX testing with it...but I've been running BF4 MP in Spectate mode (you can test the same gameplay experience...
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    Most Relevant PhysX Performance Tests for 2015?

    Hey folks...just received a 750 Ti that I bought for cheap. Plan on refreshing my "dedicated PhysX PPU" research (link) that I last did with Borderlands 2, a GTX 690, 680, 640, 650, and 650 Ti. My goal is to test the most relevant games/tests - and in my research, I have discovered that much...
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    The Next GTX 750 Ti?

    We've been hearing a lot about the GTX 960 dropping any day/minute now - but what about the 950 series? Has there been any indication when that is coming? Must be Q2 at the earliest at this point... Picked up a GTX 750 Ti for cheap and I'm curious as to when the next revision will be released...
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    Why do NVIDIA's mobile GPUs have comical levels of GDDR5 VRAM?

    I was just looking at the Clevo ad in the latest PC Gamer mag - 8GB of GDDR5 for the GTX 880M...which is what...a desktop GTX 770/680 in terms of power? You see it all over the place in the mobile side - yet with desktop GPUs (where it could actually be utilized for 4K and more as there's more...