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  1. jhatfie

    [H]OT !!!! 5800X3D $279.65 Shipped , Newegg

    Oh man, this would have been tempting (it was OOS when I checked the other day) but I broke down and picked up a 7700X from gamestop with the 20% cash back through Rakuten the other day + I had a $10 off coupon, so $272 before tax (including cash back). But I did use this NE AFFIRM deal to get...
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    XFX Speedster MERC319 6900 XT paint chipping on fan shroud

    lol, I am too lazy to do a custom loop these days. Did it for years, but swapped hardware often enough that it became a PITA. Good news though, new shroud has shipped. I'll likely just hang onto it and mount it when it comes time to sell the card.
  3. jhatfie

    XFX Speedster MERC319 6900 XT paint chipping on fan shroud

    Yeah I have a 6900XT Nitro+ in my son's rig and I thought it was a pretty decent overclocker, but this XFX blows it away. Wonder if it can break 23k in the graphics score. EDIT: Nevermind. Answered that.
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    XFX Speedster MERC319 6900 XT paint chipping on fan shroud

    XFX responded to my ticket and offered to send me a new cooler/shroud. That is some pretty solid support right there. Decided to sell my 3090 FE since this XFX is super fast. Put the 3090 up on eBay and it sold almost instantly. Crazy.
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    XFX Speedster MERC319 6900 XT paint chipping on fan shroud

    Yeah so far it is pretty impressive. I have a RTX 3090 FE that I am likely going to just sell, pocket the extra $600 difference. In the meantime, I'll reach out to XFX and see if they can do anything about the chipping paint issue.
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    XFX Speedster MERC319 6900 XT paint chipping on fan shroud

    So this is interesting, I picked up a brand new XFX Speedster MERC319 6900 XT Black to mess about with. Before installing it, peeled off the plastic film on the shroud and blackplate and the paint came right off with it in multiple spots. Anyone seen that before? Outside the shoddy paint...
  7. jhatfie

    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Except most offered are low res 1080p monitors I'd personally never want, ever. Except for the one 1440p 27", that is would be mildly interesting as a upgrade for my daughter.
  8. jhatfie

    Control - DLSS looks awesome

    I think by and large, DLSS in control works very well compared to native at 4k. Except I have noticed annoying shimmering on certain objects, examples being carpeting and floor grates where native 4k did not have this behavior. But that is a rare issue, while DLSS lets me run ray tracing at...
  9. jhatfie

    I Bought a 6900 XT Today!

    I ran a 5700XT since around release, but my experience was largely trouble free. If I recall I had a minor issue with one driver, but otherwise was great. Same with my 6900XT, it has been awesome and only issues were caused by a over zealous OC. Plopped my Nitro+ 6900XT in my son's rig and...
  10. jhatfie

    3090FE Thermalpad Replacement

    Swapped it out this evening, just on the backplate side using the thermalright 1.5mm pads. Did a quick test running the Port Royal stress test and memory peaked at 86C. Previously it would get to 94-96C at the end of the test. So for sure a improvement. This is with a moderate OC, +600...
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    3090FE Thermalpad Replacement

    Glad you got that sorted. I think I am just going to try the backplate thermal pad method first on my 3090 FE to get the memory temps down. See how that goes.
  12. jhatfie

    RTX 3090 [H] Owner's Official 3DMark Time Spy Leaderboard

    Decided today to open up the 3090 FE I scored a bit ago from BB as the draw to play with it became too great. Moved my Sapphire Nitro+ 6900XT to my son's rig. Stock air cooled card and stock bios. Slightly modified fan curve (60%-ish fan). 14193 Port Royal: https://www.3dmark.com/pr/982848...
  13. jhatfie

    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    I made it as far as getting the verification codes on 3 card purchase attempts, but all went oos before I could complete.
  14. jhatfie

    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Yeah I saw that, although even though I had an "Add to cart" button available, could never get anything to actually add to cart.
  15. jhatfie

    I Bought a 6900 XT Today!

    Yeah I'm really happy with my Nitro+. It has been rock solid. Plus it looks pretty good in my setup.
  16. jhatfie

    Hot? Shell Shocker @ newegg. XPG 2TB NVME Gen 4 on sale for $229.99

    I got one of these when they were on sale around Christmas time for a similar price. It should not really be considered a gen 4 drive, more like a gen 3 plus. It is faster than my Samsug 960 Evo. It thus far seems to be a decent drive for $230 (2TB), but there are for sure much faster out...
  17. jhatfie

    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Had a weird deal today where I had a 3080 in my cart and BB said they sent me the verification number to complete the order, but the code never showed up. Asked to resend and nada. Oh well. I did manage to snag a EVGA 3070 XC3 Ultra for my brother at least.
  18. jhatfie

    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    If not and no one is biting locally/here and you cannot return. Can always sell it on eBay with no worries of losing $$. Non XT's appear to be selling for $1200-1450 right now.
  19. jhatfie

    **Sold** FS: XFX MERC 319 6900 XT

    If I had not already bought my Nitro+, I'd be all over this. GLWS!
  20. jhatfie

    FT: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X NIB for 3080/6800XT (Trade complete)

    If I do not locate any trades that work out, then yes, I'll consider selling
  21. jhatfie

    FT: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X NIB for 3080/6800XT (Trade complete)

    ** Trade Complete: Aztlan (Reference 6900XT) ** Location: 98042 Paid $891.40 with WA Tax. Looking to trade my brand new and sealed AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. Lucked out and nabbed one. Was debating going with the 5950X or 5900X, but decided to stick with the 5900X. Want to trade for a RTX 3080...
  22. jhatfie

    CLAIMED: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Code (Requires 3080/3090)

    Forgot I had a Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Code from the 3090 I purchased and then sold so I could buy my 6900XT. Expires Tomorrow. You need a 3080 or 3090 to redeem. Free to whomever wants it. First to post a reply stating they want it, can have it. Although if you want to send me a...
  23. jhatfie

    SOLD: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

    You mean this ugly thing?
  24. jhatfie

    Not yet, but then again, it was just posted yesterday.

    Not yet, but then again, it was just posted yesterday.
  25. jhatfie

    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Managed to get a 3060ti FE and 3070 FE with this latest BB drop. Really wanted a 3080 FE or 6800 Reference, but kids will be all upgraded now.
  26. jhatfie

    SOLD: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

    Was finally able to get a 5900X, so selling my 5800X. Comes in original box (see pic) Bought for $494 (WA 10% tax). Looking for $450 Shipped. PayPal, Zelle or Venmo all work. Will ship from WA (98042). Heat: https://www.heatware.com/u/28779/to
  27. jhatfie

    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    I 100% am going PS5 over the Xbox based on exclusives. Only because most of the PS5 exclusives are not available on the PC or do not come to the PC for a long time. I prefer the Xbox hardware and eco system, but it is all about the games for me with console. Supposedly Sony is changing their...
  28. jhatfie

    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Yeah my third time as well. Was super happy I had a 5900X coming, but now I have a serious decision to make. lol
  29. jhatfie

    I Bought a 6900 XT Today!

    The Merc319 was actually #1 on my want list, but never managed to nab one.
  30. jhatfie

    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Well shit....looks like I may have another 5900X coming, this one from Amazon. No idea when it will ship though. Can't find them for forever and then potentially nab two in one day. What are the odds? Not sure what I'd even do with it just yet. Might need see if anyone has a Reference AMD...
  31. jhatfie

    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Lucked out on the shuffle today! Been trying to nab one since launch.
  32. jhatfie

    I Bought a 6900 XT Today!

    I have been loving my 6900XT so far. It has been fun to overclock and has been rock solid as long as my OC was stable. I ended up buying a 3090 FE, but sold it since I have been so happy with the 6900 performance.
  33. jhatfie

    6800/6900 Overclock Results

    Not sure about the consensus, but for playing around with, I think it is okay if you do not go crazy. It you boost yourself an extra 10-20W maybe not a big deal as long as thermals are in check. But I would not run the higher limits 24/7 on air personally. The marginal performance gain is...
  34. jhatfie

    6800/6900 Overclock Results

    My Nitro+ may not OC better than my Reference 6900XT, but I think it looks dang good in my case. I think I'll keep it there.
  35. jhatfie

    6800/6900 Overclock Results

    That seems to be the sweet spot of both my cards as well. 2550/2650. Both clock almost identical and score about the same, low 20k in Timespy.
  36. jhatfie

    6800/6900 Overclock Results

    If only I had known. I have a sapphire reference 6900xt and just bought a nitro+ version. Maybe could have helped each other out. Likely going to just sell the reference card now.
  37. jhatfie

    6800/6900 Overclock Results

    Got my Nitro+ this morning. It weighed in at 2lb 11oz, my reference was 3lb 4oz. The reference card is SOLID. Just popped it in and plugged in the same exact OC setting as my reference and this is what I got (all background processes running still): Pretty solid score. Some comparison...
  38. jhatfie

    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    I bit on one yesterday, but decided to flip my unopened PS5 to make me not feel quite as bad by offsetting some of the added cost. There are no PS5 exclusives I want to play yet, so I can wait until I luck out on another drop in the future.
  39. jhatfie

    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    I think you still have a chance, just will have to luck out on one of the drops at amd.com.
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