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  1. Unknown-One

    Corsair TX750 fan rattle and RMA craziness

    I've lived at 5 different locations throughout all these RMAs. If it's a problem with the power grid that's killing these units, then it's a problem that spans the entire state of California. The power supply is generally well protected, as it has been connected through a APC SmartUPS 1500 for...
  2. Unknown-One

    Corsair TX750 fan rattle and RMA craziness

    Seems like Corsair honors the warranty of the replacement unit in full, though this may only be the case in situations where they have to replace the defective unit with a completely different and/or newer model. Still, out of all the power supplies they've sent me, I'd like just one to...
  3. Unknown-One

    Intel ARC A750 & A770 Reviews

    I really want to shove an Arc A380 into my Plex server for transcoding, but the lack of DirectX9 support actually makes that a non-starter for the moment. Plex depends on DXVA2 for decoding video, and that's a DirectX9 feature. Both Arc, and 12th gen integrated graphics, only supports DirectX9...
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    Corsair TX750 fan rattle and RMA craziness

    Oh boy, here we go again. They did manage to send me a seemingly good AX760, though it's now having issues as well. It's not meeting ATX spec for hold-up time (minimum 17ms runtime without power), so the PSU often resets if my UPS trips over to batteries. In addition, the 5v_sb rail isn't...
  5. Unknown-One

    12700K and Air cooling (Besides for Dark Rock Pro 4) Avoiding AIO

    Currently running a Noctua NH-D15S on a 12600k. 60c load temp at stock speed, but a slight overclock was enough to bring load temps up to 80c in short order. Current OC is 5GHz for 2 cores active, 4.7GHz for 3+ cores active (e-cores are stock speed). Encoding 1080p h.265 video in Handbrake had...
  6. Unknown-One

    PS5 Teardown: An inside look at our most transformative console yet

    I watched the entire video before commenting, so I really have no idea what you're getting at. A design using a captive screw (with a spring to keep it recessed when not in use) makes WAY more sense to me than their chosen solution (There are plenty of cheap LCD monitors that use this solution...
  7. Unknown-One

    PS5 Teardown: An inside look at our most transformative console yet

    And somehow Sony still couldn't afford to use a captive screw for the base... you know that's gonna get lost real quick...
  8. Unknown-One

    B450 and X470 Motherboards Now Supporting Zen 3

    I mean, I can, but when I said that I was more thinking of a duct that would just fit over a corner (one quarter) of a 120mm case fan, and duct that into the chipset heatsink. Don't need to grab the whole thing, it doesn't need THAT much airflow :P
  9. Unknown-One

    B450 and X470 Motherboards Now Supporting Zen 3

    Nah, not hardcore enough. Disconnect the stock fan and 3D print a custom fan duct to funnel a portion of an existing case fan directly into the chipset heatsink :ROFLMAO:
  10. Unknown-One

    B450 and X470 Motherboards Now Supporting Zen 3

    I actually had issues with this in a recent build I did for someone with a Gigabyte Aorus X570 Elite motherboard. The chipset fan would, seemingly at random, go from 0 RPM to full-blast during normal operation of the system. The UEFI offers no way to adjust the fan curve on this particular fan...
  11. Unknown-One

    weirdest enclosure

    That's actually a pretty neat little device, especially for boot drives in servers or industrial equipment that don't have many drive bays and/or lack built-in RAID support. I could totally see configuring one of these with two small SSDs, enabling its internal RAID 1, and booting pfSense...
  12. Unknown-One

    Graphics Card Autopsy - MSI 980 Ti "Golden Edition"

    I have the regular edition (red heatsink) version of this card, which died similarly, but has no obvious visible damage to the PCB or any components. Want to take a look at it?
  13. Unknown-One

    3.2TB SSD for $240

    From your motherboard's manual / Product page: If you have a NVMe drive installed in the onboard M.2 slot, then only the M.2 slot, and the primary PCIe 16x slot (PCI_E1), will be functional. All other slots on the motherboard are disabled. If you have a mSATA drive installed in the onboard M.2...
  14. Unknown-One

    HOT ! Various 1TB NVMe with coveted E12 Controller $135 aprox retail

    I've used this one on a bunch of NVMe drives with success: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KDDKDNN I just cut the included thermal pads down so that they only make contact with the controller and DRAM, avoiding the flash.
  15. Unknown-One

    HOT ! Various 1TB NVMe with coveted E12 Controller $135 aprox retail

    It's a stiff riser cable that keeps its shape when bent, so the female end of the riser is just floating over the last 16x slot. This arrangement offsets the card pretty significantly, so I used three motherboard standoffs, screwed together, to offset the PCI slot bracket mount point. Between...
  16. Unknown-One

    HOT ! Various 1TB NVMe with coveted E12 Controller $135 aprox retail

    I have two of them installed now :cat: I had to use a very, very slim flexible PCIe 4x riser to plug it into the one PCIe slot that doesn't steal lanes from either the graphics card or the onboard NVMe slot. In this configuration, both NVMe drives are running at PCIe 3.0 4x, and the graphics...
  17. Unknown-One

    3.2TB SSD for $240

    PCIe 2.0 1x would be 500 MB/s, not 1GB/s. Still plenty fast for a drive full of Steam games, though.
  18. Unknown-One

    3.2TB SSD for $240

    The 3.2 TB drive is only PCIe 2.0 x4, so you're not going to get more than 4 lanes no matter which slot you put it in. I know what you mean about juggling slots/lanes on X99, though. This is what I had to do to install a second NVMe drive in my x99 board without stealing lanes from either the...
  19. Unknown-One

    3.2TB SSD for $240

    Are they, though? Sequential, sure, but sequential isn't the interesting number. 4K QD1 benchmarks look about the same as modern NVMe drives.
  20. Unknown-One

    Intel Plans To Battle AMD Ryzen 4000 In 2020 With Mass of Hyper-Threaded Processors Including 5.3GHz

    Depends on the workload. Modern NVMe SSDs still struggle to exceed 50 MB/s in 4k random I/O at QD1, which is probably the most important metric for general-use desktop performance. Edit: Intel Optane is a notable exception. Optane drives can reach in excess of 400 MB/s in 4k random I/O at QD1...
  21. Unknown-One

    LG G9 specs leak

    Yeah they do, I just bought a LG V35 for $179 off Amazon
  22. Unknown-One

    LG G9 specs leak

    This really depends on which G6 you get. I have the T-Mobile variant, and I'm still stuck on Oreo.
  23. Unknown-One

    Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD Makes An Appearance

    Any low QD random 4k benchmarks? I really don't care about improvements to sequential speeds at this point.
  24. Unknown-One

    WTB: Core i7 6900k or 6950x

    Wound up getting a 5960x off eBay for $165, so that's one motherboard populated.
  25. Unknown-One

    WTB: Core i7 6900k or 6950x

    Considering a brand-new AMD Ryzen 7 2700x performs about the same, and is only $190? These old, used, Broadwell-E chips should be basically worthless. The current eBay prices are downright shocking. Awesome! I'd be interested in either model (5960x or 6900k), but as another poster mentioned...
  26. Unknown-One

    WTB: Core i7 6900k or 6950x

    I recently had a couple nice X99 motherboards given to me, looking for CPUs so I can make use of them. 5960x, 6900k, or 6950x all acceptable.
  27. Unknown-One

    Underclock RAM for 5930k MSI x99a

    Can't run it below 1.2v, it's not stable at DDR4 3200 if my SA voltage is below 1.238v...
  28. Unknown-One

    Underclock RAM for 5930k MSI x99a

    Ok... but what was your SA voltage? I keep reading that anything over 1.2v is too much...
  29. Unknown-One

    Cost advantage of HDDs over SSDs will last more than a decade

    Paying a premium for a single-drive solution, for sure. You can build a 30TB SSD RAID array for around 4k.
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    Underclock RAM for 5930k MSI x99a

    I'm aware, but my SA voltage is up at 1.238v in order to get 3200 MHz DDR4 stable. Hoping that's not high enough to degrade the memory controller...
  31. Unknown-One

    Getting DSR to work under 4:2:0

    It feels like they don't really care a whole lot about DSR. It still doesn't work in Surround mode...
  32. Unknown-One

    Best $100 or under bookshelf speaker in 2019?

    Worth mentioning, if you have the original Micca MB42, they sell a crossover upgrade kit: https://www.miccatron.com/shop/product/crossover-upgrade-for-micca-mb42-mb42-c-speakers-mkiii/ This effectively converts the MB42 into a MB42X, audio-quality wise.
  33. Unknown-One

    Underclock RAM for 5930k MSI x99a

    As someone running 3200 MHz DDR4 with a 6800k (also a Socket 2011-3 CPU)... should I be worried?
  34. Unknown-One

    Best $100 or under bookshelf speaker in 2019?

    I've been using Micca MB42X's as speakers for my gaming PC for over 5 years. Zero complaints: https://www.amazon.com/Micca-MB42X-Bookshelf-Speakers-Tweeter/dp/B00E7H8GG2
  35. Unknown-One

    Cost advantage of HDDs over SSDs will last more than a decade

    That's only looking at capacity, though... take performance, noise, and power consumption into account, and hard disks really can't compete. Also, comparing used vs. new isn't exactly fair...
  36. Unknown-One

    HOT ! Various 1TB NVMe with coveted E12 Controller $135 aprox retail

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2990941/update-to-add-native-driver-support-in-nvm-express-in-windows-7-and-wi It's do-able, but I'd probably just throw a SATA SSD at any machine that's going to be stuck on Windows 7
  37. Unknown-One

    Cheap pci-e dual-SSD adapter for nvme on Asus Z87-A MB?

    You'd be surprised. I have a Z68 board booting from NVMe, just had to add the appropriate module to the UEFI and flash the modified BIOS. It's really just a software limitation, and OEMs simply didn't bother going back and adding the feature to older motherboards. Bingo. The lack of bifrication...
  38. Unknown-One

    Another Intel vulnerability!

    I just upgraded from a 3770k myself... to a 6800k. CPU was $170, RAM was $160, motherboard was free. Turns out, Broadwell-E on X99 still holds up pretty well, and there are excellent deals available on slightly older hardware: https://valid.x86.fr/0l6cps
  39. Unknown-One

    Micrososoft Edge Chromium

    That's pure conjecture at this point. Also, what does it matter? Everyone already replaces the built-in ad blocker with uBlock anyway (and that still works just the same on this new version of Edge). I'm not sure why you're making such a big deal about this...
  40. Unknown-One

    Micrososoft Edge Chromium

    It clearly says "replaced or turned off" They didn't remove ad block, they replaced it with their own implementation.
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