They say it's not a business decision, then they complain they are losing money on certain cards. It's a business decision. They probably don't see cards being profitable in the future.
Not the first time and probably not the last time a company exited the business. Although usually they don't...
We used to use PSUs that came pre-installed in our cases without even thinking.
Now we need 1kw PSUs because we are worried about transients?
It seems like we were men back then, now we are something else...
That's why I bought it on GOG, because I never played it before. I couldn't get into it because of the controls though. Learning 30 different key binds is not something I miss from old games. I didn't expect it to be on someone's worst games list though.
Manufacturer recommendations are super conservative because they don't know what else you have in your system. What CPU, overclocking, etc.
For example nvidia recommends a 650W for 3060Ti. 3060Ti in a system with a Ryzen 3600 barely draws 300W. Of course you have to factor in transients, but...
91% efficiency at 50% load vs 89% efficiency at 100% load. With modern PSUs the difference is so small that it doesn't practically matter. You will also lose efficiency at lower wattage, which negates some of the savings at high load.
Unless you run your PC at a fixed load all the time, it...
If there was a demand they would find a way to make them fit. Even mini towers with a 5.25 support a front 240 mm rad. A single bay doesn't limit cooling, once you start sticking multiple ones in then yes
Everything depends on the price and how much you can get it for.
In my experience the i7 K CPUs are still expensive many years later, and it's not worth it.
A i3 10100 has similar performance to a i7 7700k. New mobo + 10100 might be cheaper. If you can spend a little more 10400 or 12100
I tried to perform AssRock to mouth resuscitation and flashed the bios chip. It looks like it wasn't the problem though. I used the green PCB flasher. It doesn't have the 5V flaw the black PCB version has.
Since the motherboard power cycles I suspect the power circuitry got damaged on the...
I find the mATX factor doesn't have a lot of new cases. All the new cases have glass.
Define mini C and Silencio S400 are the only ones I am aware of. There is the old Coolermaster n200, but it will only take a front rad.
The Silencio S400 has a horrible PSU filter design. You actually need...
I like new over used. I don't like cleaning someone's DNA out of the card, undoing mining BIOS modifications and trying to source non-counterfeit replacement fans.
If you're redoing the whole rig, buying a pre-built is a better deal right now.
I bought a 3600 at the end of 2020 because it beat the Intel rival 10400.
However, the 11400 and 12400 are faster than the 3600. The 12400 is as fast as a 5600x and way cheaper.
I know Intel boards cost more, but to me the 3600 is not the budget king like it used to be.
There isn't a lot of incentive to upgrade the coolers.
In most machines the current cooler will last as long as the rest of the PC.
A lot of people replace the stock coolers even if they are good. Does the Wraith Prism convince people to buy AMD?
For Flight Simulator there isn't much benefit of a high Hz screen. The gameplay isn't fast paced and it's hard to even get 60 fps.
However, a larger monitor would help with immersion. For flight simulator 24 inch is a bit small. Having at least 27 inch would really help the experience IMO.
The forums were better a few year before that. Jonnyguru posted on the forums as well, talking about PSU production in China.
People would come in and say these 5 off-brand PSUs are all that's available in their country, and ask which is the best one. The forum regulars immediately knew the OEM...
If your card has dual bios with a bios switch you can boot on the good BIOS, flip the switch to the corrupted bios while the PC is running and flash the corrupted bios.
Apparently the BIOS is only read on startup.