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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    I'm interested to see if they do the FE cards this time around. The design on the 30XX was pretty cool and resulted in cards significantly smaller than anything available from partners. I likely won't upgrade this time around, but if I did I'd want it to have a similar power envelope to my 3080...
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    Keyboard Missing first Input after 3+ minutes idle

    I bought a new keyboard a couple months ago. It's an IQUNIX OG80. It can be operated in wired or wireless mode, and has a switch to toggle between them. I am primarily concerned with wired mode, as it's what I use 95% of the time. My issue is if I don't use the keyboard for a few minutes, then...
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    EKWB Lays Off 25% of Workforce, Blames Lower Watercooling Sales

    I have an EK block on my 3080. I wanted the Heatkiller but they kept getting delayed, so I went with the EK block. So far I've been really happy with it. Biggest complaint is the instructions were a bit off in terms of thermal material thickness. I'll give them a break there since the card had...
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    What is so special about Macbooks?

    For at least 10 years Apple held a massive advantage over the competition because they were building a Lexus and the competition was stuffing 600HP engines into a plastic Saturn. Now that Windows builders have caught on to the idea that design and build quality matter, there are a number of...
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    Looking for a gaming chair.

    Sitting in a Steelcase Gesture for the past 3 years and it's been a very good chair. It's not a La-Z-Boy but that's kind of the point. Still looks and feels new after 3 years. The Gamers Nexus video on gaming chairs is pretty accurate. Those things are uncomfortable cash grabs. We have a couple...
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    When do you uninstall games from your drive?

    I should start doing this considering I don't have fiber. My mass storage is on NAS, so it won't be an instant install, but much faster than redownloading. I've recently started reaching the point where my 2TB of SSD space isn't enough for all my games/software/photos.
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    Help me build/buy a system for 4K video and photo editing.

    Intel holds an advantage in Premiere Pro because they include Quick Sync technology on their CPUs. Until recently AMD had the edge in Lightroom but Intel's new CPUs have shown better performance.
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    Anyone else fed up with PC gaming?

    My three displays consist of two 27" 4K monitors and one 65" 4K TV. If I'm at my computer I have the two 27" monitors on and TV off, but if I want to plop down on the couch and play a game on the TV, having that option is really nice. I'm generally not trying to use all three at the same time -...
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    Anyone else fed up with PC gaming?

    Hah, I too ran into the disaster that is iCUE. I've been much happier with Aquasuite.
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    Anyone else fed up with PC gaming?

    Yeah, I definitely think that's part of it. My friends I built PCs for treat them more like consoles. I think if you do that, and only have your PC connected to one display, you're probably in good shape. I'm using mine for software dev, 3D modeling, photo editing, NAS management, and have...
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    Anyone else fed up with PC gaming?

    I think I'm an outlier when it comes to PC gaming problems. I've built a few PCs for friends to game on, and they have no issues whatsoever. Case in point - everyone loves Steam, but it gives me nothing but problems. The Steam overlay breaks games, the launcher doesn't always work (currently...
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    Anyone else fed up with PC gaming?

    For the first time in decades, I haven't owned a console in the last 18 months. I upgraded my PC and have been using it for gaming, but I think maybe I made a mistake. Don't get me wrong - PC gaming is great - when it works. The issue is I find myself spending more time diagnosing problems...
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    Display Driver Uninstalled Itself Overnight

    I'm on Windows 10, though I have the Window 11 update downloaded. Haven't installed it yet, but could be related. Last manual driver update was about a month ago.
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    Display Driver Uninstalled Itself Overnight

    I was using my PC last night with no issues and left it on when I went to bed. When I got up this morning, PC was still on as expected, but I couldn't get any signal from either of my displays. Connected it to my LG OLED and was able to get a 1024x768 signal which allowed me to figure out the...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Sad to hear the news. I'm glad I got my v6.1 at the very end of last year. I previously had the v4 and upgraded for my most recent build. I like the chamfered front, but I'm excited to see what new designs Necere and wahaha can come up with. I do like the appearance of a few other SFF cases...
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    EVE Spectrum: 27" 1440 144/240 Hz IPS or 4K 144 Hz IPS

    Paid the deposit in 2020, balance payment in May, and today my Spectrum is out for delivery!
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    ITX! Epos7 Liquid Cooled NCASE

    Thank you! I found this tutorial to be really helpful:
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    What is the absolute best monitor for gaming right now? I've been away for a long time...

    Says who? All they said was they want "an awesome monitor for gaming" - so perfectly reasonable to think it might be exactly their use case. Chill out my dude.
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    What is the absolute best monitor for gaming right now? I've been away for a long time...

    I game frequently on my 2 year old OLED and have no burn it. It's not my primary display however. TV/Movie/Gaming only.
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    EVE Spectrum: 27" 1440 144/240 Hz IPS or 4K 144 Hz IPS

    Eve posted another update on availability. They expect new inventory around the middle of September, but that will be their last shipment for the year as they are now experiencing a parts shortage. Production will resume in January 2022 at the earliest, so we likely shouldn't expect those units...
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    HDMI 2.1 AVR Recommendations (2021)

    Welp, my trusty Marantz SR5004 seems to be giving out. It's losing signal periodically. It was a refurb unit I bought for $400 in 2010, so it'd done pretty well. The last few years it's been on audio duty only as I have few enough input devices they can all go into the TV and I've been using...
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    1440p or 4K - What's the best option right now?

    While a 1440p native res would be ideal, 1440p upscaled to 4K looks pretty good in the games that can't run smoothly rendered at 4k. You can also play with custom resolutions in between 1440p and 4K: 1512p 1584p 1656p 1728p 1800p 1872p 1944p 2016p 2088p 2160p (4K)
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    EVE Spectrum: 27" 1440 144/240 Hz IPS or 4K 144 Hz IPS

    Not positive but it seems express shipments stopped going out around the end of July. There are a few people over on the Eve forums who placed orders with express shipping in the first week of August and their orders haven't shipped yet. Also worth mentioning that Eve previously offered an...
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    EVE Spectrum: 27" 1440 144/240 Hz IPS or 4K 144 Hz IPS

    Eve said they had enough stock to fill all pre-orders, so hopefully they were telling the truth there. Even with 44 ships at that port, the average wait time is 7.6 days. Transit time from HK to US is 22 days. Even adding a couple weeks to account for other delays doesn't really explain the...
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    EVE Spectrum: 27" 1440 144/240 Hz IPS or 4K 144 Hz IPS

    Got a delivery estimate for mine today - October 5-13. Think you folks in Aus are lucky to have received your batch of standard orders so early. US and all of Europe seems pretty far behind.
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    I would guess EVGA is moving a small amount of orders through the notify queue and the rest through retail and other channels. Maybe 10% of inventory are allotted to the notify queue? Just a guess.
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    Signed up for 3060 Ti 08G-P5-3663-KL on 12/1/2020 11:44:07 AM PT and got my notify 8/24/21.
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    The Snapdragon phone

    I guess I got lucky but I grabbed a 256GB S21 earlier this year. So far it's been great. I like the Pixel phones too, and was all but set on the Pixel 5 until the hardware specs came out and were underwhelming. Maybe if they'd priced it more competitively, but 256GB S21 was the same price...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Got an EVGA notification for a 3060 Ti yesterday so I went ahead and grabbed it. Hoping to find a friend or coworker to pass it on to at cost.
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    WD Caught Swapping Inferior NAND In SN550.

    Agree with your core concept that corporate money should stay out of governance. Disagree that socialism is the root cause. Seems like a lot of politicians railing against socialism then retreating to their sound-proof phone booths to talk to industry executives. There is corporate money in...
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    Cowboy Beebop live action at Netflix!

    Entertainment has always been filled with a bunch of condescending crap. Historically it was chauvinistic, among other things. I guess you could say it reflects society. Loved the original Cowboy Bebop. Still listen to the theme song occasionally. Might give this remake a shot.
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    Looking for Gigabyte X570 Ryzen Memory Overclocking Guide

    Great info, pretty much exactly what I'd been searching for. Thank you! I'll have some time this weekend to tinker some more - will post my results when I do. Thanks for the heads up on Timespy. I ran it before I tried overclocking a couple days ago, although I'm not sure if I ran the CPU...
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    Looking for Gigabyte X570 Ryzen Memory Overclocking Guide

    I have some B-die sticks I've been running at XMP since I got them, but I thought I'd like to try some overclocking to see if there's any measurable performance difference. There are some useful guides floating around about how to use Typhoon Burner and Ryzen DRAM Calculator to figure out which...
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    First PC Build since 2010... after doing my homework, how does this look?

    Kind of a long shot, but do you have Corsair iCue installed, or any other software that might try to gain control of fans, RGB lights, etc? Your issue sounds very similar to one I experienced last year. I eventually traced it back to iCue via Event Viewer, and as soon as I uninstalled it the...
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    Beware of Exploding Gigabyte PSU's being Dumped by Newegg in Forced Bundles

    I've been perfectly happy with my Gigabyte mobo, but for whatever reason I've always considered their other products sub-par. Used to be a big fan of Asus but I've heard enough horror stories about their support that I no longer seek them out. I'd still buy an Asus product if it was well...
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    Weird Growth in Loop

    https://www.titanrig.com/ekwb-ek-cryofuel-premix-pc-coolant-1000ml-03-75-ek-0106-00-xx.html#93=198 https://www.performance-pcs.com/water-cooling/watercooling-fluids/watercooling-fluids-additives/ek-cryofuel-clear-premix-1000-ml-ek-cryofuel-1000-cl.html
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Which version NCASE? I don't have an answer for but but curious what you decide on :D
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    Seasonic PRIME GX-750 750W 80+ Gold Full Modular Power Supply via Newegg for $97.99 AC + MIR

    Wasn't sure if I should make a new thread, but I ended up doing just that. There's also this deal on the semi-modular GM-750: https://hardforum.com/threads/seasonic-focus-gm-750-750w-80-gold-semi-modular-power-supply-for-96-free-shipping-30-pre-paid-card.2012896/
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    Seasonic FOCUS GM-750 750W 80+ Gold Semi-Modular Power Supply for $96 + Free Shipping & $30 pre-paid card

    It's annoying because it's a mail-in form for a pre-paid card, but still a pretty solid deal for what looks like a good PSU. https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-focus-750-gold-ssr-750fm-750w/p/N82E16817151201 $120 - $24 w/ code 86WK3BTS82 = $96 Rebate form...
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