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    Picking a 16TB spinner and noise

    a Second for Seagate EXOS. I have four in a Synology 918+, 5 feet from my desk. They are no louder or quieter than the Western Digital drives. My friend has one with Ironwolf drives and it sounds similar. You would be good with either.
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    AMD or Intel CPU?

    Either one anymore. My preference is always more cores>speed. I have an AMD3950 and a 12700k system. Like them both. IF you can hold out, the new AMD chips are coming out this year. Just an idea.
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    What Z690 board are you eyeing?

    Weird, but my temps went UP if I disabled the E cores.
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    Are we going to see a updated 10980XE?

    When they start having problems with the yield of new high end Xeons, we will be blessed with the "New" HEDT CPU's. They have easier ways to profit than by rewarding their loyal customers with what they want. Just sayin.
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    Right on the nose. Power and heat cause the need for bigger cooling, power supplies and a bigger battery backup. What about California's power computer usage law thing? I wonder Intel can pass the test on that
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    What Z690 board are you eyeing?

    Picked up an Asus Z690M Plus D4 with a 12700k. Not bad. IF you have a Z490m Plus with a 10700k, you will not notice much of any difference. The CPUZ benchmark is better, but to me, it doesn't offer much difference. The TEMPS of the CPU weren't as bad as I thought they would be. Using a...
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    major price gouging on z690.

    and nobody wants 11th Gen
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    Z690 mainboard for OC / gaming

    Was disproven.
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    Idiot is a little harsh. Consider him like the Trevor in Trailer Park Boys. lol
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    Worth it? No. Are we going to do it? Yes. I am switching from a 10700k. Will it make a difference? Not much. Can't help myself.
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    What Z690 board are you eyeing?

    Asus Z690m-plus. Only good matx I found
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    Best way to get a 12900 without getting scalped?

    Microcenter or find a genie in a lamp.
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    Anyone still running an X99 Broadwell-E system?

    Imagine asking that question 18 months ago. Now think in the next 18.
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    11700K Temps Different across cores

    Normal. You will have hotter cores and hot cores.
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    Who ran Haswell-E for a long time or is still running it?

    Still running a Xeon 2699 V3 for a NAS. Ended up needing a new motherboard. Same Cpu but on a Machinist X99Z-F9. Works good with 16gb ram, 6- 16tb Seagate Exos drives and an Intel X540-T2 10Gbe
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    Hand lapped my 5950x

    You can't drop this on us and then tell us to wait. Lol.
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    Who needs more than 550 Watts really

    Just throwing it out there. If your Video card needs a lot of power, you system could become unstable and reboot when playing COD. Not worth the risk. A reboot when you are tea bagging/taking dogtags is a risk I am not going to take. I am on a 450 watt PS, but I don't have a 3080 or a...
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    Anyone still running an X99 Broadwell-E system?

    The biggest benefit of the V3's are all core unlock. Verses the V4. 22 cores @ 2.2 vs 18 cores 3.6. Oddly enough, I am using about 10% of what it can handle anyway.
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    I found balance with my 5950x.

    Sure, rub it in. lol. Nice results !!!!
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    Core i9 10980 xe Oc

    I had two different 10980xe's. Good chips. Got to 4.4ghz all core, but with a voltage increase. I used a 280mm AIO from BeQuiet. It ran hot 45-50 C idle and 75-80 under full load. Ran a little cooler at 4.2ghz. 40c idle and 70 full load.
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    Anyone still running an X99 Broadwell-E system?

    Step up to the big leagues. Haha. Get what works for you.
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    Anyone still running an X99 Broadwell-E system?

    I went from a 10700k to a E5 2699 V3. I ended up using my "server X99" as my main. Prices are finally bearable. X99 still has life in it yet.
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    Dell t5810 cpu upgrade

    Xeon V4's do work in the 5810- Bios update may be needed before you upgrade. Avoid ES - engineering samples as they don't turbo. The 2699 V3 is about half of the 2699 V4. The 2678 V3 is probably the best value.
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    Dell t5810 cpu upgrade

    I just bought one of these. I go all in on projects.
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    Dell t5810 cpu upgrade

    Throttlestop didn't unlock all core turbo. I have a bios programmer. Getting thru the locked Dell bios to remove the microcode.
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    Dell t5810 cpu upgrade

    I just picked up a Barebones 5810 as a project. As for CPU's - I have tried a 1650 V3 and a 2687 V3 in it and both work. I have a 2699 V3- which I haven't tried yet. Next step is to modify and remove the code so I can all core turbo the CPU. Which may help is speed over non all core turbo
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    Best Performance CPU for $450

    I just picked up a Dell 5810 for $140. I am going to Turbo unlock that and play around with it. I like the Machinist X99 V1.02. It is a little smaller than Matx and just works
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    Best Performance CPU for $450

    The same the President elect has
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    Best Performance CPU for $450

    One vote for a Xeon 2699 V3. I picked up one for $300. $75 Machinist X99 Chinese motherboard and $50 16gb (4x4 sticks) in Quad channel.
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    DEAD WD Easystore 14TB $189.99

    Why ship it? Bestbuy's are everywhere
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    DEAD WD Easystore 14TB $189.99

    I had them replaced. But, it was still a pain because it took 2 days for it to sync the raid and parity check
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    best air cooler for Ryzen 9 5950x

    I was only using one fan on it. I have an open case.
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    best air cooler for Ryzen 9 5950x

    I tried the BeQuiet Dark Rock TF on an AMD 3950x and would say a big NO (even at stock speed). Tried the BeQuiet 280 AIO and it worked great even at 4.3 All core.
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    2x E5-2687W cooling question

    I was using a Be Quiet Dark Rock TF on a single 2678 V3. Runs silent with one fan. Just upgraded to a 2699 V3, same cooler. If you have the spacing between CPU's, great cooler. Picked up the 2678 V3 for $65 and the 2699 V3 for $300
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    DEAD WD Easystore 14TB $189.99

    I have 5 of these in a Synology currently. The white label WD's aren't bullet proof by any means. Out of the Original 12 bays of 12tb drives four have died in the past 14 months. They drop out of the array and won't pass a smart test. These are CMR drives. Just FYI.
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    11th Gen Tiger Lake and Xe graphics launch event

    Intel. 2016 CPU's available today. Well, not available today but Q2 2021
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    Asus Apex X299 HDD Killer?

    What brand type of drives? I have had 3 WD white label drives die in the past year and have dealt with similar. I have resorted to using the rest in a raid 5 because I no longer trust them. I switched power supplies thinking the same thing, but it didn't fix it for me.
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    10700k running at 3.2-4ghz in task manager. CPU-Z reports correct mhz though. Why?

    maybe it has a different refresh. every second compared to live speeds?