AMD/Intel sells the chipset components and Nvidia sells their GPU packages and RAM as a bundle to AIB makers.
Motherboards these days are even more complicated than the SR-2 was in 2010 and that was 600 dollars.
Got like 4 months of uptime on my 7900x at work, still churning along, sucks you had a bad experience but you probably had some bad ram. As far as cooler I'm just using the thermalright 120 ultra ex on mine.
Anandtech uses the stock configuration non-overclocked memory speeds which is where they get the speeds and cl ratings from. (jedec)
The intel chips really shine with fast memory but you have to spend out the ass for a 2 dimm board to really be able to use them.
EK innovates the market for O11 dynamic hotbox aesthetic computers that have horrible loop performance lol. They're like gold plated shit as far as water cooling brands go. Maybe their sales are going down because people are finally catching on. Reading about peoples constant problems with...
S21 Ultra is better going off specs (screen, camera, ram, etc.) but keep in mind it is quite a bit larger too (155 vs 165 mm tall and 73 vs 76mm wide). I have no idea how google supports their software updates so can't comment on the longevity compared to samsung. For samsung they seem to...
Apple had essentially no support at all for it. My company used to have a client that had us for their windows side but they did in-house for their apple products and had an entire room full of mac pros and xserve machines because it was faster and cheaper to have like 10 xserve spares on-site...
I have one but never compare the two. There's a few on ocn that have done some informal tests when they upgraded from LGMRT or others to it and it was a lot better.
The TL-C/D14X fan honestly sucks, I got one to compare with the regular C14 and the regular one was better at everything but when...
This is the integrated mac low cost option from them so unless you mean use 1GB instead then yes it is the correct hardware. It just still comes down to that Intel needs to have better support and figure it out. We can talk about what is "better" all day long but in the end it doesn't matter...
I bought up as many uv cathodes as I could like 2 years ago before the supply completely dried up lol, got a big box of them now haha. I've still yet to put together my old school mountain mods box but eventually it'll come to completion.
I just got a z790 gigabyte board and they have an extra big lever on it for exactly that issue. The EVGA dark boards are very hard to release cards from because of this. Asus likes to put huge M.2 heatsinks there which is probably why they came up with it.
Asrock has had RGB settings in their bios before so you don't need to install any software to control it, I am not sure if it still in there but it may be worth to look if that board has that feature or not. Gigabyte tends to have more aggressive memory timings on AMD boards so it may get a...
Being able to edit option rom settings (like NIC, HBA, RAID cards) without having to hit multiple hotkeys and reboot in between is such a time saver plus you can script it if you really want to deploy a lot of machines.
For enthusiasts and gamers using CSM means no resizable bar so you're...
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