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    Micro Center Limit 1 per household rules?

    I wish MC was closer, the closest one is 1.5 hours away, really not worth 3 hours to come up empty handed. No way to even know what they have in stock.
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    Evga 3080 2x8 pin vs 3 x 8 pin, why?

    Is this really only going to be $850? That seems like a good deal considering a water block alone is at least $100 and then FTW 3 Ultra is over $800 by itself. I may try to get this because I was goin to water cool a 3080 anyways, but have not been able to source any. The GPU is the only part I...
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    Vega 56 priced higher than 1080

    Even at MSRP the 1070 would make more sense because at the same performance level as the 56 you get significantly less power draw. Edit: IDK, I just found the Vega GPU's to be a disappointment, especially considering the hype. I wish it wasn't because competition is good.
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    Vega 56 priced higher than 1080

    Having had a 1080 for over a year with multiple games I have had very little issues. Either I was very lucky or you were very unlucky. When running in boarderless window mode there always issues when trying to apply any driver settings or video processing in most cases, this has to do more with...
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    Vega 56 priced higher than 1080

    There would be no reason to get the 56 over a 1080 at that price unless you just want AMD.
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    Vega 56 priced higher than 1080

    Ah I did not realize it was a Canadian store, make sense now. Its closer to US cost with exchange rate difference, but still over priced. Edit: I still think its crazy that the EVGA 1080 FTW card I purchased over a year ago right after it came out is still the same price, such a high demand for...
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    Vega 56 priced higher than 1080

    There are 1080's on Newegg for as low as $500, and Vega 56 still over priced is around $500 on there. That store you linked is price gouging.
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    Will 2018 be the year of multi GPUs?

    I had nothing but issues with my 780 Ti's in SLI. The 1080 I have now has been rock solid since the day I got it, not to mention uses significantly less power. I still have no trouble maxing out settings for most all games at 3440x1440 with 60+ FPS.
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    Is it time for Nvidia to support Freesync?

    I still install only the drivers, the installer does not require me to install Geforce experience. I also have not had to use any kinda of driver cleaners for a very long time, now to be safe I always choose the clean install option in the setup. It only take 5 minutes to re-apply any settings...
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    Is it time for Nvidia to support Freesync?

    The thing is this issue has been here since CRTs left way back when. We should have had a variable refresh standard long ago, but PC monitors are not pulling in enough revenue for these companies. This is why TV technology is far out pacing monitors, because of the demand.
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    Is it time for Nvidia to support Freesync?

    The problem I see is that every device you interact with adds latency. So while 20ms may not be much on its own, the keyboard, drivers, monitor, network all can add additional latency and this starts adding up.
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    Is it time for Nvidia to support Freesync?

    20ms is pretty large actually that would affect most people running at or above only 50FPS. I also thought Gsync had a much larger range of the variable refresh rate.
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    Is it time for Nvidia to support Freesync?

    As far as I can see it Adaptive Sync and Freesync are the same thing or am I wrong in this regard? What makes Freesync different then Adaptive Sync? And no I am not talking about NVIDIA's adaptive v-sync which is different. So really both MFG should support adaptive sync being that it is a VESA...
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    Samsung CF791 or Acer predator z35p or Asus ROG PG348

    I am still waiting for 4k OLED with Gsync and HDR would be nice. I will probably stick with my LG 34UM95 until that day comes, I just wish it had Gsync at least.
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    The Top 5 Best Overclocking CPUs of All Time @ [H]

    I had this CPU overclocked to 4.2GHz for 7 years and it was rock stable, to have a CPU running that much over stock for that long was defiantly the best CPU I personally ever had. I think the 920 should have been on there instead of the 980. It seems that the 920 was overshadowed by the...
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    5930k 4.5ghz 1.3v at 82c CPU temp but coolant at 49c... wut?

    Ryan is right about the coolant temp. But 49C is actually over 20C more then your ambient temps. Generally you want to keep the delta less then 10C above ambient, this should help CPU temps also.
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    Radeon 64 now on sale at the Egg

    I actually found good combination with my 1080 since my LG 34UM95 does not support Gsync. I enable Vsync in NVIDIA control panel, lock FPS to 60 in game, disable vsync in game and set pre render frames to 1. This gives me very smooth game play with no input lag from vsync and no tearing...
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    Radeon 64 now on sale at the Egg

    It is and is a significant upgrade also, which as you stated will basically make them obsolete.
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    Radeon 64 now on sale at the Egg

    Either way this does not change the fact that the Vega product line is basically a flop, Gsync/Freesync has nothing to do with the performance, power, and cost of the GPU itself.
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    Radeon 64 now on sale at the Egg

    AMD really dropped the ball on this one. Why would you not get a 1080/Ti over this? The 1080 is simlar priced, significantly lower power and at least as powerful if not more then all of AMD's offerings. Other then being an "AMD Fan" I see no logical reason to purchase a Vega GPU over the...
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    Linux HTPC Video card question...

    Personally I would just install Kodi on a ODROID C2 for $40 and it has hardware decoding support for up to 4k. Just use your existing PC for ripping DVDs and storing your content.
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    Input on loop fixing...

    Not a bad deal and you can fit 540mm rad.
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    EK on the cheap

    Good idea with the second rad. Personally I would just use straight distilled water with a silver coil, the less additives the better and its cheap.
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    EK on the cheap

    If this works for you that's great, I just hate to see people invest money in something like this only to be left out in the future if the company discontinues the product line. Going with standard parts will ensure longevity, despite the $100-200 premium. Maybe this will be a new segment in...
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    EK on the cheap

    A 240 rad will cover about 250-350W of heat depending on fan speed, the 1080 Ti alone is 250W so you will probably need more rad space depending on how you like noise levels/temps. Also for 350W you would be talking about close to 2000RPM fans most likely.
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    Input on loop fixing...

    You could get a dual bay reservoir with pump attached, which would place it higher in the case for better bleeding of air. Then go Pump/Res - CPU 1 - CPU 2 - GPU 1/2 - Rads - Pump/Res. You could always throw in a 1080 and drop 20-30% heat with better performance. :D
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    Input on loop fixing...

    You need more radiator coverage with 2 CPU's and 2 GPU's, it will work with the 1 480 but as you have seen temps will not be ideal. I would go with 2 360's personally. Also the higher the static pressure for the fans the better performance you will have. Gentle Typhoons have always been good for...
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    EK on the cheap

    I equate WC more of a "enthusiast" upgrade, so that is why I see less of a market for these options, where $150 would not be much in a complete setup. Even cheap AIO WC options really do not benefit much vs good high quality air cooling solution, at least on the CPU end.
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    EK on the cheap

    IDK I still see this as a very small market, considering for about $150 more in most cases you can have a decent custom copper solution.
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    EK on the cheap

    But buying into a platform like this will ultimately cost more in the long run if you end up wanting to go completely custom and move into copper blocks, now you have to essentially buy things twice. For an extra $100-200 you can have a good foundation to build from and no limits. And like I...
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    EK on the cheap

    Custom water cooling has never been for the everyday PC user/gamer, its always been and will be a niche market. There are many air cooling and AIO solutions for lower cost system. Generally if you are looking at a cheap system or cost is the most important factor then custom water cooling does...
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    GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Evaluation Thoughts

    I get about 130 FPS with my 1080 in Overwatch at 3440x1440, so 144FPS would be no problem at 1440p even with a 1080. This is completely maxed out with the highest AA/AF settings.
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    TV companion PC hardware requirement Q

    The gaming and Netflix 4k are going to be the biggest problems. Netflix 4k is not possible without a Kaby Lake CPU and MS Edge browser at the moment. As for gaming if you are just need light gaming a GTX 1050 would be a good choice, they are very low power and some have no fans. The problem...
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    Need help choosing between 1080GTX manufacturers!

    Exactly why I bought my 1080 from EVGA. I have dealt with their support in the past and was very impressed. And as far as I know the thermal pad issue has been resolved anyways.
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    Time for optical video cables?

    I figured by now the interconnects in a motherboard would be optical considering the speed increases and since it such short distances the cost would not be as high as an external cable.
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    HEVC Decoding preferred video card for HTPC: 1050 vs Ti ??

    If you are planning to run Windows 10 then the GTX 1050 will work perfectly fine for 4k 10-bit HEVC content. Otherwise there is no proper Linux support for 4k 10-bit HEVC hardware acceleration for NVIDIA GPU's currently and it may not happen for a long time. I ended up pickup up this board...
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    New 1080 Ti Rumor

    Cars are always a money pit.
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    New 1080 Ti Rumor

    I still stand by my comment that the majority of Titan purchaser's are not worrying about price, they want performance. The Titan series has not and is not a "gaming" card, it is geared toward professional use like deep learning and compute.
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    New 1080 Ti Rumor

    People that buy a Titian card are not looking at price to performance plain and simple. They have the money to buy it and they want the fast single card currently. I personally wouldn't because 2x the cost for 30% performance doesn't make sense to me, but its not my money so it does not make a...
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    GeForce Now: a dream come true for familly members

    This needs to be a straight monthly cost of $25 or less, not limited by hours. The $25 price is not bad IF there was not a limit on hours, which I think will push many users away from paying. Seems like a gimmick that NVIDIA just to add something to the CES announcement and to add more "stuff"...
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