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    EVGA no longer making GPUs!

    It is too bad. I had to RMA my EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ulttra Gaming card. Other than having to pay for shipping ($$$ from Canada), the RMA process went well. I'm not really surprised to see this. I feel like Nvidia has been playing games for a while. Maybe they finally decided they have enough...
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    Samsung Z Fold 4

    I have not noticed any abnormal heat when my Zfold 4. I have had phones that run way hotter than this. I havne't bothered to try any games or anything though. Just basic setup tasks etc. camera, seems normal to me. As for screen protectors. There is one pre-applied to the internal screen...
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    Samsung Z Fold 4

    I've been using my Zfold 4 since last Friday. So far I am quite happy with it. The front cover screen is actually much more usable than I expected. Being narrower than the large screen phones I'm used to using (Samsung Note Series, Pixel XL, iphone 13 Pro Max etc.), it feels more...
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    Qnap NAS died...better alternatives.

    I bought a DS1513+ in 2013 with 5x WD Red drives. I love this NAS overall, but it wasn't all roses, read below if you are interested. After about 6 months, I had an issue where the NAS would boot loop. I followed troubleshooting steps from Synology which resulted in all data on my array being...
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    Win 11 pro's? con's? opinions?

    I happened to already have a VM running on the Windows Insider Dev channel, it downloaded and installed Windows 11 Insider Preview 10.0.22000.51 through windows update. This VM doesn't have a TPM at the moment. There is some wording in this article about letting people who are already running...
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    Win 11 pro's? con's? opinions?

    I guess we'll see when we get closer to release and official builds are released instead of the leaked build that is floating around that most people are discussing at the moment. The actual reality of all of this is that most consumers are going to see that their PC isn't compatible (if they...
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    Win 11 pro's? con's? opinions?

    This supported I Intel processors list only goes back to 8th Gen Intel Core processors... Not sure if they have a supported AMD processor list... I couldn't find it. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors Between this...
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    Win 11 pro's? con's? opinions?

    I as a consumer don't mind Windows OS upgrades too much, I am fairly good with change. Heck I didn't prefer it but I got along with Windows 8 OK while everyone else was losing it and trying to download software to hack the old start menu back in place... I'll figure it out and customize it to...
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    Windows 10, New Features, DO NOT WANT

    Ran into this at work while testing patches for deployment... It literally doesn't show up in the patch notes and I never heard a peep about this feature until it was staring me in the face... Then I did some searching and saw some talk about this in April from a few media sources...
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    How much RAM you got?

    32GB for me. It just made sense when I was building my system earlier this year. Most of the time 16GB is sufficient, it is nice to have a bit extra when running VMs etc. from time to time. Also worry a bit less about what I have running in the background when gaming.
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    What was your 1st 3D video card ?

    Technically the first was a RIVA 128, that came pre-installed in a system. I never really played any 3D games that ran worth a darn on the RIVA 128 from my memory except a demo of Need for Speed. Ended up getting a Voodoo 3 2000 AGP to replace it. I got that when Unreal Tournament came out...
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    I was able to score a 5800x a month ago at Canada Computers at a local store. Similar to other posters in this thread, I literally had all other components for the build months ago, even got lucky enough to score an EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming back in November at Canada computers (walked...
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    A Better Way? (Dump Sound Card?)

    Honestly as others have said in this thread, what you are really looking for is an AVR connected to your PC via either HDMI from your video card or optical SPDIF from your onboard sound card many motherboards have this feature these days. Hopefully you are looking to upgrade your speakers at...
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    NVIDIA 3000-series Resizable BAR support is out.

    I just enabled resizable bar in my BIOS, updated EVGA Precision X1 to the latest version, updated the VBIOS on my EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra gaming via Precision X1, restarted and resizable bar is now enabled. I loaded up CyberPunk, seems fine. I think unless it causes an issue, it makes sense...
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    Nvidia rtx 3090 discussion

    I had to send my EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming in because it died. EVGA replaced the card with a presumably refurbished card in retail packaging. Total process took about 2 weeks. That is my experience with EVGA.
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    X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

    Ok... Whatever, I got the right slots. It is running dual channel at D.O.C.P. Speeds. I have it in the slots you described.
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    X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

    I have had my system built for about a week now with my Asus Crosshair VIII Dark Hero board. I ran into some weirdness when I flashed the 3302 BIOS where the system didn't post after it applied (waited an hour with a 00 on the Q Code LED display), then I powered off and back on again, didn't...
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    6700k paired with 3080 (bottleneck?)

    I was planning to get an R9 5950x instead of an R7 5800x, but when I started looking into it, gaming performance, especially at 4k, there really isn't an appreciable difference to going with the higher end Ryzen 5000 series processors, combine that with the fact that the R7 5800x is now actually...
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    6700k paired with 3080 (bottleneck?)

    I replied to this thread a while ago... before upgrading my i7 6700k / RTX 2080 Ti system to an R7 5800x / RTX 3090 system... I spent some time using my RTX 3090 in my 6700k system while waiting for parts to become available for my new build... The short answer is... it makes less of a...
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    Dead EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming?

    Well, finally ended up scoring a Ryzen 7 5800x, so I was finally able to refresh my system. I did test as I noted above on the original i7 6700k system mentioned in the OP for a bit, but I have now completed my Ryzen 7 5800x build which was built around this card... I have played some of each...
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    What ram stability test are you running these days?

    Go to your start menu and type "windows memory diagnostic". It will give you a prompt to restart and run. My only other experience is Memtest86 on a CD/DVD or flash drive.
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    Dead EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming?

    I got my replacement card today from EVGA. So far I have not been able to reproduce the issues I have been having. Hopefully it stays that way. As a bonus, I got rid of the "red lips" and I now have "black lips" haha.
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    Installed the EVGA Hybrid cooler on my RTX 3080 FTW3 and now my PC stops at on Code 97.

    Just thought I would chime in as I recently received my first RMA through EVGA for my EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming. I had to pay shipping to them (I'm in Canada). It took 6 days total (including a weekend) for UPS to deliver to them in Brea California. They received the card and the RMA...
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    Dead EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming?

    I bought this card at the end of November. Hopefully you have better luck than I do with your card. This is also my first EVGA card. I have had some Gigabyte cards in the past and an Nvidia 2080 Ti FE card and for some older ones XFX, Saphire etc. This is the first GPU I have actually had...
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    Dead EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming?

    Yes, I did try both BIOS switch positions, no dice.
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    Dead EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming?

    No bios flashing, no overclockig, no modifications, I was literally just using the card as it came out of the box. No point in doing any of that on an i7 6700k system, LOL. I've been waiting a couple months for a processor to finish the build that I literally planned around this card...
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    Dead EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming?

    There seems to be some confusion in this thread already, allow me to clarify... The issue started with the system still functioning with 100% fan speeds and a black screen which was recoverable by a system restart. Also sometimes instead of a shutdown it would just ramp the fans and settle...
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    Dead EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming?

    EVGA has issued an RMA and I will be shipping the card back to them. Not much I can do here since the card won't display anything with known good hardware at this point. Guess I got burned on this purchase. Hopefully I will be lucky...
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    Dead EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming?

    No other PSUs to try. The HX 850 is literally brand new, the RM 750 is about 5 years. It happily ran my system with an RTX 2080ti and this card as well while I was playing CyberPunk 2077. I was going to buy a higher wattage PSU, but that is literally all I have been able to find in stock. I...
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    Dead EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming?

    I currently have a support ticket open with EVGA, I'm assuming RMA at this point since I can't get any vide signal at all out of the card now, but I wanted to see if anyone at [H] has has similar experiences with this card. There seems to be a serious sprinkling of this issue reported on the...
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    Galaxy S21 Thread

    I picked up a Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G as an upgrade from my Pixel 4XL. The last Samsung phone I had was my Galaxy Note 7 that I had to send back because of the battery recall. I have only had the phone for a couple of days so far, but I am pretty happy with this phone compared to my Pixel 4XL...
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    Honestly, at least for the time being, I'm kind of done with the Google's Pixel line of phones. I have had a lot of them over the years, each has had annoying issues or shortcomings and a premium price that didn't match the hardware. I liked a lot about the Pixel software, but I am reminded...
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    Valheim

    I played for a few hours by myself and an hour or so on a friend's server. Seems pretty decent for an early access survival game.
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    The Medium

    This came up on Xbox Game Pass. I played through till the end. Honestly it was an OK game. Different style of game than I'm used to, but it was OK. Performance is what many are screaming about from what I have read. For me, I was ~60FPS with a few dips here and there to 50ish at 4k, mostly...
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    X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

    Thanks for the feedback. Makes me feel better about my choice, especially since I'll probably be stuck with this hardware before I can test it (30 day return policy at Newegg.ca). Chances of getting a CPU before the return window has elapsed seems unlikely. I feel better knowing that I'll...
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    X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

    Well, I decided to order this memory kit. I can't see how it won't work OK. G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (For AMD Ryzen) Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin RGB DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-32GTZNC...
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    X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

    I ordered my Crosshair VIII Dark Hero from Newegg.ca. It came overnight and arrived today. I don't have a 5950x to go with it yet, still waiting for those to come in stock. I usually buy all of my components at the same time for new builds in case there is anything DOA, but the way...
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    Advice on new PC speakers

    Personally, I use a receiver and some PSB B-25 bookshelf speakers, but that is out of your budget... I wish I had a chance to hear them but the Audioengine A2+ have always caught my eye for PC speakers... So think of this not so much an endorsement but just something else to look at...
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    TC Helicon GOXLR Mini

    Interesting point on #4. They usually use 6.3mm, instead of 3.5mm in pro gear but like I said, kind of does t seem to matter for this application since durability isn't a concern for a stationary device. On point #2, hopefully they just add an option to start minimized some day, but I don't...
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    TC Helicon GOXLR Mini

    I have been a long time user of Creative Sound Blaster sound cards over the years... Sound blaster 16, AWE64, Live, Audigy 2 NX (USB for when I was in college with a laptop), X-FI Titanimum Fatal1ty, and most recently the Sound Blaster ZXR. I also used a USB DAC for a while (Firestone Audio...
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