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    Is it better to connect a monitor via USB, or HDMI?

    If I don't have a discrete GPU (using integrated graphics), where would the DP output be from?
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    Is it better to connect a monitor via USB, or HDMI?

    Thanks. I'm in the midst of planning out my build. I'll just be using integrated graphics for a while (Ryzen 7600x) until I get a GPU. So, I'm not sure whether to connect to a monitor through HDMI or USB-C (or USB4). I don't think there's a Displayport on the motherboards I'm looking at. Just...
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    Is it better to connect a monitor via USB, or HDMI?

    This will affect my motherboard choice for my next build. One mobo has USB4, and a new monitor I'm looking at has a TB4 port. It made wonder if there is much difference between the ports/cables in terms of picture quality or any other consideration.
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    Problems with IPS Black panel technology?

    Interesting, I found this from a test site. "The Dell U2723QE has disappointing black uniformity. There's noticeable backlight bleed along the bottom edge, which is distracting in dark scenes. Sadly, all the local dimming zones are on, so it doesn't change the black uniformity. Keep in mind...
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    Problems with IPS Black panel technology?

    I've been looking at monitors with the new IPS Black technology. There are only a few monitors that have it so far, the Dell U2723QE (and larger U3223QE), the HP Z32k G3, and the LG 32UQ85R-W. The Amazon reviews for the Dell U2723QE are not very good (mostly related to backlight bleed and...
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    Asus ProArt B650 Creator, or AsRock B650 Taichi?

    I like the current line up of B650 boards. and can't afford to go to the higher end x670 ones. Both B650 boards are on sale now. Can't make up my mind. The AsRock Taichi is $200 more, but has a USB4 port (not just a header), clear CMOS button (not just a header), and better audio. Not sure...
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    Best Platinum 650W - 750W PSU?

    Is it worth paying 50% more going from a FOCUS series to a PRIME series? And is it worth paying more for a Titanium vs Platinum? I'm inclined to say no, but I'm open to being convinced otherwise.
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    Will Zen 5 run cooler?

    Is 'eco mode' just AMD's own reduced voltage then?
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    Will Zen 5 run cooler?

    Hmm....so do you foresee Zen 5 continuing the trend started by Zen 4 of running at around 90° - 95°C ? I thought there was a correlation between thermals and wattage, no? My only concern is wanting to still be able to use air cooling on future CPUs, and not have to adopt liquid cooling.
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    Will Zen 5 run cooler?

    I realize not much is known about Zen 5 yet, but just reading the snippets of info about it so far seems to indicate that AMD's emphasis for Zen 5 will be on power efficiency, with a rumored separation between performance cores and efficiency cores (like Intel). So maybe Zen 5 will idle at a...
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    Motherboard audio codecs - please recommend

    For the AsRock mobo with the Sabre DAC, what would be the "wrong" GPU or PSU to pair it with?
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    Motherboard audio codecs - please recommend

    So I'm looking at various mobos and part of my decision will be based on the audio codec. Would like to get the best onboard sound quality without going to an external DAC (which I might get later). I'm not up on the latest codecs and could use help determining which is better. - Realtek ALC...
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    Question about AMD Eco-mode and PBO

    Do you need to reboot the computer after setting either PBO or Eco Mode?
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    Question about AMD Eco-mode and PBO

    I haven't used the AMD platform yet, but am planning to get a Ryzen 9 7000 series soon. I was just wondering...are eco mode and PBO both in the bios settings? And are they both just one-step toggle? Or does either one involve another step/click?
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    Best Platinum 650W - 750W PSU?

    Thanks. Yeah, the Seasonic platinums have a 10 year warranty and their titaniums have a 12 year warranty.
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    7900x $150 price jump

    Well, the price has dropped back down (here in Canada), and the 7900 and 7900x are going for the exact same price ($589 CDN).
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    AMD Ryzen 7600,7700,7900 non-X benchmarks

    The 7900, for example, with PBO is essentially the same as the 7900x at stock. Same thermals, power draw, and performance. You could get the 7900x and put it on eco mode and it would be the same as the 7900. Or, you could get the 7900 and boost it with PBO and it would be the same as the 7900x...
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    Best Platinum 650W - 750W PSU?

    Can't make up my mind between Seasonic, Phanteks, be Quiet!, or EVGA.
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    Do the X3D chips offer any kind of performance improvement for non-gamers?
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    7900x $150 price jump

    So the 7900x just jumped back up by $150. to $750. I saw it a week ago for as little as $599. (CDN). Any idea of when it might come back down in price? Maybe the summer?
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    Optimal thermal paste method for Ryzen 7000 CPUs?

    I just use my cocaine razor blade.
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    Best exhaust fan?

    Are front intake fans usually air flow fans?
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    Best exhaust fan?

    That doesn't answer my question about the back grill. Should I have a SP fan or an AF fan as the exhaust fan?
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    Best exhaust fan?

    Aren't exhaust fans moving/pushing air through/past the back grill?
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    How long will Zen 3 be supported?

    I mean support in the form of bios updates, fixing (if any) lingering issues with stability, performance, controllers, etc. on the AM4 platform. I assume AMD does this, or is it the mobo companies?
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    Intel i7-13700k vs AMD Ryzen 7900x ?

    Ah, thanks. This helps in my final decision.
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    Intel i7-13700k vs AMD Ryzen 7900x ?

    It says so in the specs.
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    Intel i7-13700k vs AMD Ryzen 7900x ?

    I notice on the i7-13700k spec page that it supports ECC memory: https://www.intel.ca/content/www/ca/en/products/sku/230500/intel-core-i713700k-processor-30m-cache-up-to-5-40-ghz/specifications.html I haven't found any Intel 13th gen motherboards that support ECC yet though.
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    Intel i7-13700k vs AMD Ryzen 7900x ?

    I keep going back and forth in my mind between the two CPUs. Can't decide. Any other factors I should consider?
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    Intel i7-13700k vs AMD Ryzen 7900x ?

    Probably RTX 3060 ti Oops, yes it was a typo. Thanks. Fixed.
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    Intel i7-13700k vs AMD Ryzen 7900x ?

    MS Office, DaVinci Resolve, Navisworks, some document management software, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Abbyy Fine Reader, EndNote, etc. My impression is that Intel works more closely with Microsoft than AMD does, but maybe that's just a misperception.
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    Intel i7-13700k vs AMD Ryzen 7900x ?

    These are the two CPUs I'm considering. I realize the Ryzen 7700x is more of a direct rival to the 3700K but price-wise right now they are very similar, and still not too far apart in specs. I'm coming from a very old system, so whether Intel or AMD I'll have to buy a new mobo as well. I do not...
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    Noctua D15S socket compatibility

    Ah...thanks so much !!
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    Noctua D15S socket compatibility

    I bought this cooler last year for an AM4 build that I didn't get around to. Now I am seriously considering an Intel build instead. The box does not list compatibility for an LGA 1700 socket (for an 1-7 13700K). Is there a bracket I could get to make it fit? Or will I have to buy a whole new...
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    How long will Zen 3 be supported?

    Just curious, and can't seem to find info anywhere.
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    AsRock no longer supporting ECC memory in AM5 boards?

    Thanks. AsRock supported ECC with AM4 in their bios/UEFI. It's actually listed and and you can choose to enable it. It does correct errors, it just doesn't create any error logs to show you. It runs in the background. The QVL memory specs on all their AM4 boards were listed as supporting ECC and...
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    AsRock no longer supporting ECC memory in AM5 boards?

    Just had a look at the AsRock website and their new AM5 boards don't support ECC memory, like the AM4 boards did. Is this because DDR 5 RAM has built in ECC memory?
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Does anyone know any rumors/speculation about the 4060 ti? - Price? - Release date? - Power draw? - Improvement % over 3060 ti?
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    Why is Nvidia better than AMD for video editing?

    Thanks. I also just noticed in the Puget graphs that there is a 3060 with 12 GB. Kind of strange that AMD scores are that low when Apple used AMD GPUs in their Macs for so many years. I guess AMD must have created drivers specifically for Final Cut Pro since FCP is pretty fast.
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    Why is Nvidia better than AMD for video editing?

    Interesting. Thanks for all the replies. Is there an Nvidia 3000 series card with more than 8 GB of vram? It's the amount of vram that partly made me interested in AMD.
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