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  1. owcraftsman

    FS: 2TB WD SN850 nvme drive

    PM'd
  2. owcraftsman

    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    I have been an early adopter for 20 years building my own Gaming PCs. That said you can see my sig below. I refuse to pay the premium for many reasons beside feeling like I'm being robbed but that's where my current line of reasoning began. I looked back at what I did with all that top of the...
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    Will air cooling be enough for 7950X?

    If you plan to do any overclocking avoid air coolers otherwise at stock speeds I'd say the ND-15 would be sufficient. If you already have the ND15 I'd give it a shot even it would have some OC headroom. For me it's about longevity the cooler it runs overtime equals greater life span. Call it an...
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    Asus Rog viii dark hero ?

    I have the original VIII Hero a single 8pin eps will deliver 250 watts continuous and 280 watts peak with the extra 4 pin you add a bit less than 1/2 the 8 pin 134 watts continuous. An overclocked 5950x peak wattage at 100% multi threaded load will max out under 200 watts. Bottom line you do not...
  5. owcraftsman

    FS: Lenovo Legion 5 17" Laptop 17.3" FHD, 5800H, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 3070

    What a great Deal if I didn't just pickup a 3090 this would be mine. GLWS bump I thinks this is it on Amazon
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    New CPU installed and PC now lags

    Have you reactivated Windows? If not you will have issues. To Reactivate: After signing in to windows assuming you are the admin. Go to settings > Update & Security > Activation > Trouble shoot Ignore warnings > select there has been a recent hardware change > Next Enter you MS login...
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    Using Different Monitors At The Same Time

    I've had multi monitors for 10 years or more never an issues. I've done it with AMD and Nvidia. The only time I had issues was when I was trying to game on all three monitors at the same time. The setup is extending the monitors one to another all which need to be the same resolution and then...
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    Recommendation for DVD and water cooling

    I once mounted a 360 rad with a radbox off the the rear of the case at the 120 rear mounted fan worked a treat with a couple holes for tubing. ;)
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    Recommendation for DVD and water cooling

    Good Luck with the build post some pics :D
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    Recommendation for DVD and water cooling

    RE: Enthoo Luxe. I use a 280 up top in pull and a 240 up front in push/pull and use a Monsoon Dual Bay D5 which still leave room for a optical drive. Never any woories about heat. The cooler they run the longer they last. My rig sig below I use an external Nova 1080 with disconnects but my other...
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    Recommendation for DVD and water cooling

    Phanteks has the best cases to build in I've come across for water cooling cable management. Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
  12. owcraftsman

    Looking for a good place to download aida64 templates at 1080x1920?

    The Background which is part of that layout is made with paint or something which would be editable if you made it. Those shapes are not part of the tools assets. You could copy the image use paint to erase and re-text save and overlay the sensors you want.
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    Looking for a good place to download aida64 templates at 1080x1920?

    A bit of a learning curve but it's really easy to do yourself. I've made plenty of them over the years. 1st time 3 hrs tops
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    Is a high refresh rated monitor worth it if I cannot get more than 45fps in a favorite game?

    Monitors last from build to build so it depends on what your plans are for the future. The same is true for other things like cases, PSU's and watercooling buy good now and they last a long time. That said I've always had the top of the line components and use all the eye candy in games and...
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    Help me decide: Asus 3080ti OC vs PowerColor 6900xt Ultimate (xtxh)?

    If within $50 3080Ti is a no brainier. 26% higher effective speed 20% higher avg FPS ranked 2nd overall vs 7th for the 6900xt. I want to love AMD because I hate the games NVIDIA plays so no fan boy here but the fact remains driver support is also better with the green team.
  16. owcraftsman

    My HAF912

    I get it no one uses optical drives anymore but I never understood getting rid of the 5.25 bays. I haven't bought a new case in 10 years because of this. My everyday PC has 3-5.25 bays 2 filled with Monsoon dual bay D5 and the other one is filled with XSPC 5.25" Bay Temperature Sensor Dual...
  17. owcraftsman

    Who is still using a Sandy Bridge era chip

    An old hand-me-down the wife is still using my MSI Z68A-GD80--B3 with i7 2600k 8GB memory 11 going on 12 yrs old.
  18. owcraftsman

    [FS] AMD R9 5900X sealed $340 [Price Drop]

    still available
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    What's your favorite GPU comparison website?

    UserBenchmark
  20. owcraftsman

    WTB: AMD Ryzen 5900x

    https://hardforum.com/threads/fs-amd-r9-5900x-sealed-360-30day-xbox-game-pass-included.2019916/#post-1045366806
  21. owcraftsman

    After cutting the cord from DirectTV...

    I use Sling (Orange & Blue Tier) 56.48 per month plus 5.65 per month for DVR plus which satisfies my cable fix. I use a Tablo Dual for local network television which is a DVR with auto commercial skip feature and can be played back on any TV in the house like Sling with their app. You pay 30...
  22. owcraftsman

    [FS] AMD R9 5900X sealed $340 [Price Drop]

    Price lowered to $360
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    [FS] AMD R9 5900X sealed $340 [Price Drop]

    I forgot about it but I have an unredeemed code to redeem a 1 month access to Xbox Game Pass With Your purchase and have added it to the sale details. THIS IS NOT A BUMP
  24. owcraftsman

    [FS] AMD R9 5900X sealed $340 [Price Drop]

    I’m selling a brand new sealed in factory box a AMD R9 5900X CPU for $340 With Your purchase I have a code to redeem a 1 month access to Xbox Game Pass CURRENTLY FROM AMAZON Heatware 154-0-0 Receipt provided for warranty per request Shipping USPS Priority is free CONUS others per actual...
  25. owcraftsman

    Do you still test new RAM?

    RAM warranties are pretty good so no worries there however OS's can still suffer when RAM isn't running right eventually slowing down your PC and in worst case scenarios causing us to format and reload our OS's. I'm firmly in the camp that still test RAM thoroughly at it's rated speed or XMP...
  26. owcraftsman

    Klipsch Reference Premiere any good?

    In general I agree with you, however the real bang for the buck lies in DIY. Just like PC's if you want the best of the best do it yourself. Anything mass produced from any brand is filled with cheap parts to keep cost down and compete with the rest. Anyone here who has ever bought a cookie...
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    Klipsch Reference Premiere any good?

    Ya I have 5.2.4 setup the .4 are in ceiling speakers and the only way to get them sounding as awesome as you'd expect is to buy reviewed sound tracks that are know to be good from 4k UHD disc and play them on a high quality BluRay Player. Streaming Atmos tracks just doesn't cut it. Bouncing off...
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    Klipsch Reference Premiere any good?

    Regarding the onkyo I would go with the RZ50 or the NR7100 over the NR6100 for one main reason DIRAC Live room correction. Something to look into is that Onkyo has gown through a lot of changes lately and some wonder if they will continue that much into the future. Other than that I prefer Denon...
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    Klipsch Reference Premiere any good?

    The Reference Premier Line at it price point is audiophile nirvana. A departure from the rock n roll heritage of Klipsch. I have the RP-6000F tower pair and the RP-600C as the LCR of my Home Theater and couldn't be happier. I auditioned them for 45 days buying factory direct with free returns...
  30. owcraftsman

    Google's Unbelievable Level of Incompetence in dealing with a Pixel Warranty Issue

    Seems to me Verizon would have been my 1st stop to resolve this. What did they say? Of course I pay for insurance on the phone, I think $5 per month, and if it doesn't work I pay 50 bucks and get a new one within a couple days or less.
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    ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero newest BIOS (ver. 4004). How's it working for everyone using this mobo

    Honestly things are running fine the way they are for me. I'm waiting for the 5800x3d compatibility update before I update again. Hopefully to prep for an upgrade.
  32. owcraftsman

    DVD/Blu-Ray drives-Are they dead

    Optical Discs Aren't Dead, as Pioneer's New Drive Doubles BD Write Speeds It should also be noted this drive can burn 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs at 6x speeds.
  33. owcraftsman

    ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero newest BIOS (ver. 4004). How's it working for everyone using this mobo

    You might give THIS a read. I haven't updated mine yet currently using 3904 with no issues. I don't use the ARGB headers but if you do you may want to wait.
  34. owcraftsman

    how do you guys get the best colors for your monitor?

    No you can create an icc profile with the colormeter after using the review recommended setting of the monitors menu. And yes the SpyderX pro would be great if money is no issue. icc profiles can be used in game but it needs to be setup in your GPU's control panel for the specific game. I...
  35. owcraftsman

    how do you guys get the best colors for your monitor?

    1st don't buy a monitor unless it's been thoroughly reviewed and has been professionally calibrated with an icc profile you can use to plug into windows. In other words a known high rated product. Where do you find one worth your consideration? I trust RTings and TFT Central The guides will...
  36. owcraftsman

    XMP Profile stable in Memtest86+ and Prime95, but freezes when exiting BIOS

    I understand you want all 4 sticks of RAM installed but we are troubleshooting to narrow down the cause of your issue. I only suggest it as a temporary test. If everything runs fine with only two sticks we can point to #1 your CPU and #2 Motherboard as the root cause. In other words its likely...
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    XMP Profile stable in Memtest86+ and Prime95, but freezes when exiting BIOS

    P95 is good but honestly I've run both (HCI/P95) at the same time. Even blend doesn't do much to stress ram the RAM it self the memory controller that resides on the CPU die is another story. Hoenstly, looking at you specs again I'd say the memory controller is weak and has issue with the 64GB...
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    XMP Profile stable in Memtest86+ and Prime95, but freezes when exiting BIOS

    This is why I test memory from within Windows. I use HCI Design Memtest which is free to use but I use the paid version because it's less hassel setting up to utilize 100% of the memory during testing. If you can't boot its your 1st indicator something is wrong.
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