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  1. Starrbuck

    Advice on my hydrocopper FTW3 RMA with pics willing to send me a brand new card should I accept the XC3 Ultra?

    Take the XC3, sell it, and get something else in a different brand.
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    Who here is keeping their 3 series and skipping 4 series nV cards?

    I'm keeping my water-cooled 3080 for now and looking at AMD for the next upgrade.
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    Nvidia RTX 3080 FE RMA experience

    I had a similar problem with replacement 2080 Ti's from EVGA in that I got two or three replacement cards with various issues. Eventually they allowed me to switch it to a Hydro Copper which I sold to get out from under it completely and on to a 3080. Still EVGA though so a little worried..
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    I've "unlaunched" my desire for a 4090.
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    MSI land on my black list. Reason? MSI CENTER.

    This is totally unacceptable since it's not a thread bashing ASUS. :stop: ;)
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    GPU prices — is the worst behind us ?

    Great advice! I just repasted my EVGA 3080 and put on Gelid thermal pads to a nice positive improvement.
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    My HAF912

    Looks good old school!!
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    Just can't find a good computer chair...

    This just made me LOL
  9. Starrbuck

    Windows 11 would it be bad to install with no TPM and no Secure Boot?

    I reinstalled Windows 11 several weeks ago using an image that didn't require them and have had zero issues with that so far.
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    Just can't find a good computer chair...

    I sit it in 8 hours a day for work and often a few hours gaming. The key is to get up once an hour and move around, get some water, etc.
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    Just can't find a good computer chair...

    Looks like perhaps people with two heads. I love my Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022.
  12. Starrbuck

    No good Ryzen 5000 series overclocking guides.

    You are exactly right. Project Hydra will run for ~12 hours and figure all that out, supposedly. I haven't had any crashes, under high or low loads, since using it.
  13. Starrbuck

    EVGA 3090 Ti FTW3 Gaming $1149.99 @ EVGA.com

    If I recall correctly, people were in the step-up queues for over a year.
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    No good Ryzen 5000 series overclocking guides.

    For me this worked really well. I run it at every bootup to manage PBO and Hybrid OC profiles. https://www.igorslab.de/en/project-hydra-oc-sandbox-for-zen3-cpus-freeware-download/
  15. Starrbuck

    ASRock RX 6900 XT $690

    Rebate appears to be gone and it's $719 now.
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    ASRock RX 6900 XT $690

    Thank ya, brother! I do want to thank the OP for this deal which is spectacular, but I think after pondering this a while and listening to everyone's comments, I'll stick with my 3080 and take my chances next year, or the year after, or the year after that, or..... ;)
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    ASRock RX 6900 XT $690

    Yup, I remember, and in hindsight I would've liked to have skipped the 2080 Ti. I hope they don't do that to us again with the pricing.
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    ASRock RX 6900 XT $690

    On the rumors, there has never been a time when the improvements were THAT big, but this could be the first. These cards came out in 2020 and it's now 2022 and there is finally normal pricing now that next gen is so close. If history repeats itself (and it is very likely due to continuing supply...
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    ASRock RX 6900 XT $690

    I have but I also like to hear personal opinions of nice people who take a moment to reply with their experiences. I'm sure you're aware the prices for "current gen" cards will likely go back up as "next gen" cards release and then both will be difficult to acquire again. There are no...
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    ASRock RX 6900 XT $690

    I'm just wondering to myself if it would be worth it to switch over. My current 3080 is watercooled but I have been considering going back to air.
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    ASRock RX 6900 XT $690

    That's what I understand as well. I don't know if I care much about ray tracing just yet. I know when I turn it on for shadows in WoW my FPS takes a performance hit. Also, for the record, I play at 2K.
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    ASRock RX 6900 XT $690

    I've been considering going all-AMD. Would this be considered an upgrade over a 3080 10GB?
  23. Starrbuck

    3070/6800? TI/XT?

    Any of those should do 1440p/120 well enough, but with the prices falling, I would recommend going for a 6800 XT or even a 6900 XT if you can afford it. I've seen 6900 XT's as low as $729 for example at Micro Center.
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    3yrs later I still had plastic on my EVGA 2080Ti Black

    Better late than never!
  25. Starrbuck

    For firmware hugs on motherboard: What's a more common practice: reset to Factory default or flash to the latest version?

    I always flash the latest version, then apply optimal settings, then tweak as needed. Good luck.
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    No good Ryzen 5000 series overclocking guides.

    This link was pretty helpful to me as well. I'm sure you can make some progress. https://albertherd.com/2020/12/13/my-experience-with-precision-boost-overdrive-2-on-a-5900x/
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    No good Ryzen 5000 series overclocking guides.

    Enable PBO and fiddle with the curve giving your best cores less of a negative value. https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/qik4t3/zen_3_pbo_and_curve_optimizer/
  28. Starrbuck

    AORUS FO48U 48" 4K OLED 3840x2160 120Hz, PC MONITOR $799.99

    No way to turn it off that I could find. And you probably wouldn't want to as it would lead to more potential burn-in.
  29. Starrbuck

    AORUS FO48U 48" 4K OLED 3840x2160 120Hz, PC MONITOR $799.99

    It's not bad at this price. Buggy firmware. Irritating automatic dimming.
  30. Starrbuck

    EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra - $1699 Brand New

    It's a joke.
  31. Starrbuck

    EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra - $1699 Brand New

    I'm waiting for the 50 series.
  32. Starrbuck

    Opps, should have listened. 4 sticks of ddr4 only run at 2400 when rated at 3600. Should I just return the memory and buy 2x16?

    While I admit I'm a dumbass, I've only ever rarely been able to get four matched sticks running. Last upgrade I wnt with 2x16GB dual rank and they OC great.
  33. Starrbuck

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Well, please recall I wrote it would be "perfect for me" not necessarily you. Not really as interested as using a TV as a monitor, depending on any computer or "gaming" features the ASUS may have over the LG with the same panel (i.e. DP on the ASUS).
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    I'm not down for an ultrawide either. I'm excited about the upcoming ASUS PG42UQ which I think may be perfect for me as long as ASUS doesn't price me out of it.
  35. Starrbuck

    Warm-ish? Samsung 980 Pro 2TB for 357.29

    Tried a Sabrent a few months ago and ended up sending it back. Got way too hot. The Samsung Pro 980 runs 45-48C for me.
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    Warm-ish? Samsung 980 Pro 2TB for 357.29

    Yup, that's warm. This and the WD Black SN850 are probably the two best out right now.
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