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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    I agree...and that's why you see what you do in my sig. ;) But, on-topic, I'm leaning, hard, to the 7900 XTX based on the small price difference between that and 7900 XT. Edited to add: Of course, I'll be waiting for reviews, first.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    All newer generation cards fare quite well. Use "Hi" for 3 minutes. EXCEPTION: the RTX4090, due to its well-known high power consumption, needs "Defrost" for 30 minutes. (Or, just set the microwave to frozen ground beef, 10 lbs.) (Unless your microwave does not use 120v/60Hz. If you're on...
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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    Not on launch. I learned my lesson years (decades?) ago. I'll wait for the reviews. But, yeah, I'm in. Especially after seeing the highlights on AdoredTV, GN, JZ2c, HU, etc.
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    Anyone “upgraded” from 5900X to 5800X3D for gaming?

    Just ordered a 5800x3d to put into my 5800x rig. That'll go to the 3700x. That, in turn, will replace a 2700x Gotta love the AMD compatibility. As for any faster speeds...well, I was curious, so now I'll find out. (As for the next gen...I may skip that, and wait for the gen beyond that. If I...
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    New CPU installed and PC now lags

    run a sfc /scannow and see what's up with your OS.
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    The Witcher | Official Teaser | Netflix

    Onto my watchlist. Thanks.
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    Insane GPU prices in 2022 WTF?

    I have nowhere near the rich (pun intended) history some folks have with video cards. Yeah, the 3dfx Voodoo2 I bought for ~$350 was the big one. (That, plus two of something else in SLI. Cutting edge video...20+ years ago. ;) ) I've tried to keep my rigs, if not cutting edge, at least...
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    Going to go from a GTX670 to an RX6600...

    Card is ordered (MSI Mech). 269 and then a 20 rebate, so 249 (plus tax).
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    Going to go from a GTX670 to an RX6600...

    I've got an older rig, 4790k that my son is running. Currently a GTX670 (the =4= Gig version! :) ) is handling GPU duties. Looking at the prices of the RX6600's, I think I'll grab one for him. He's gaming (Fortnite, etc.) on a 1080 screen. I think he'll definitely see an improvement! Keep...
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    Modern GPU Stability Test?

    Great thread. I just got a video card back from MSI's repair center. They didn't list what they did, just "repaired". WTF? I'd like to stress-test the card and find out if it really is fixed (and if it isn't, to isolate the failure mode), so this thread is very timely. Thanks
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Yeah...gonna do the 5800x3d. It'll replace the 5800x...which will replace a 3700x...which will replace a 2700x. The AMD waterfall... ;) Meantime, I may get a placeholder 6600xt and see what this fall/winter brings for GPUs. If there's something exciting (and available and not overpriced)...
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    Upgrade or New Build?

    Well, I'm on the AMD-wagon at this point in my PC build journey. See my sig. I =love= being able to drop an upgraded cpu into my "fleet lead" and then let that cause cascading upgrades to the rest. So, I'd be on board with the idea of keeping your mobo and just adding in a new AMD cpu. Right...
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    So, am I the only one that AMD treats like a criminal when requesting an RMA?

    I had an Intel cpu fail. It had an intermittent bad math processor. I was extremely lucky how it was caught. But, a phone call to Intel, literally 2 minutes talking with a tech establishing my bona fides and describing the test failure, and they cross-shipped me a new processor. Had it within a...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Yesterday, something occurred that will ensure that RDNA3 will be a revolutionary leap ahead in performance: I ordered an RX6700XT. Yep...since I finally committed to a new card, it guarantees that the NEXT card will be the one I should've waited for. Sigh....
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    I've wished for an igpu several times when having issues. I'm glad AMD are including it.
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    How to get cigarette smoke smell out of video card?

    I tried that. Now, instead of smelling like tobacco, it smells like beer. I did use an IPA known for extra hops. Is that okay? ;)
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    Auctioneer puts Space Shuttle CPUs under the hammer

    Hmm...if they had workable GPUs in them, I would've made a bid. ;)
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    5800X3D gaming review

    Glad to hear that the 5800x3d seems to be another AMD hit. See my sig: I have a forlorn 2700x that is just begging to be replaced. Obviously, using the Trickle Down Upgrade Path (TDUP), I'll drop a new 5800x3d into my 5800x rig, use THAT in one of the 3700x, and then the 3700x replaces the...
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    5800x most popular processor?

    Look at my sig: I am very happy to do a drop-in replacement/upgrade. I'll be buying more of these. That gives AMD a huge advantage, to me, over Intel.
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    Time for a new card should I wait or grab one?

    Which one, and was it in stock or did you use N.E. shuffle?
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    3060 Ti Heat ... normal or did I just turn on the oven?

    Exactly. How many crotches are burning? How many times has YOUR crotch been on fire? What color is the smoke? Details, man, details...
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    3060 Ti Heat ... normal or did I just turn on the oven?

    Well, Fire Crotch, after being roasted by this hot reception, have you warmed up to this crowd yet? (I'll be here all week. Try the veal and tip the waitresses.)
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    The 6500xt and 6400: Meet your next gpu, PC gaming peasants.

    Am I thinking about these cards? Yes. I have new motherboards and processors, and old gpus. One is a GTX670. (See sig.)
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    Intel Arc Alchemist Xe-HPG Graphics Card with 512 EUs Outperforms NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (Leak)

    Jim at AdoredTV came back online within the last few weeks and produced a video documenting his outlook on Intel...and it's optimistic.
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    Right now? My GTX 670, rocking the extra vRAM: 4GB, baby. Oh, you noticed I said, "GTX 670"? Yeah, that's right. It's running my basement streaming rig...because the prices on new GPUs are ridiculous. So, it's my oldest GPU that's still running and it's doing a fine job.
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    DEAD - Seasonic 750 platinum $90 after rebate

    Thanks. I saw that on my Newegg email and grabbed one. I had wanted a Gold, but that Platinum deal makes it even cheaper than a brainer. Waiting on the UPS man.
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    **It's DEAD, Jim!** Logitech MX518 $19.99 and more on sale at Best Buy

    LOL... I literally had to shove a still-boxed MX518 out of the way of my G502 to open a new window for that ad. I may have a mouse fetish...
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    Chip or not

    While this seems correct, there are some additions/factors. A "basic American car" now has more speakers than the highest home stereo used to have. It has satellite navigation, lane-keeping, etc. It's performance, even for a minivan, exceeds what a muscle-car or high-performance car of that era...
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    X570 Motherboard Recommendations

    I'd love to see a link for that at $210. (Not being snarky. I've used 3 of them for builds.)
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    How bad is this blem?

    Your card is destroyed. If you keep using it, it'll short out your mobo, send a current into your cpu, and then back-fry your psu. Send it all to me. I'll dispose of it properly. ;) the above guys have said, a little smoothing of the backplate wouldn't hurt. As for that...
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    What is your "coping" strategy for the time until you can get a latest-model Nvidia/AMD GPU?

    I'm waiting for the shortages and price-jacking to end. Supply and Demand is a thing. I'm removing my Demand.
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    What is your "coping" strategy for the time until you can get a latest-model Nvidia/AMD GPU?

    Ditto. I have a 2-4 gpu replacement/upgrade need. I'm sure not throwing money at them right now. I'm happy to wait another year or three. I've got enough unplayed games to last me until then...
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    What is your "coping" strategy for the time until you can get a latest-model Nvidia/AMD GPU?

    I have decided to build my own. Obviously, I cannot use nanometer scaling. Hell, I can't even use lithography. Instead, I bought a sheet of plywood (you think GPUs are expensive? Try lumber!!!), and I opened an account with I've got boxes of transistors and diodes and spools of 20...
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Look, these other guys are not being helpful. Those pics clarified things. Here's what you need to do... 1. Repair the card. 2. This is not that hard (conceptually: your skills/toolset is what may not be up to the task). 3. Put the GPU on a flat surface. 4. You've got some damaged substrate...
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    300 Nvidia GPUs Seized After High Speed Boat Chase

    I'm not sure if that's funny, sad, ironic, or...something else. Imagine the scene at the smuggler's cove: a shanty town, dark, torches and lanterns flickering. We move inside the wooden hut where mandolin music, accompanied by off-pitch Mandarin crooning is heard (because mandolins and...
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    Is there a good strategy to getting a 6700xt?

    Thanks. Doing a search on Newegg of "shuffle" gives nothing but ipod hits. How do you access it?
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    Is there a good strategy to getting a 6700xt?

    I've been buying from Newegg for over 20 years. I've never even heard of this "shuffle". WTF.
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    Is there a good strategy to getting a 6700xt?

    Yeah...great. If only they were (wait for it...) AVAILABLE.
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    Is there a good strategy to getting a 6700xt?

    I got my email from Newegg, promising "great pricing" on 6700XTs. Silly me: I thought the "great pricing" comment was referencing consumers, not retailers. Gah. Nearly 60% markup? (No, I didn't do the math. $479 MSRP vs. there up to $800.)
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    PowerColor Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics cards already available on second hand market

    $1250??? Another card of the current generation which I won't be able to buy.