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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Everywhere is near the beach here :)
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I'm a bit concerned, it seems to be region locked. I live in the Caribbean and don't have an option to buy ANYTHING on the Rockstar store. Hopefully it's only region locked for sales and not for play.
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    NVMe drive for new build...

    Benches To put this in perspective: my 3 year-old 950 Pro feels instantanious. Endurance-wise, I've only written 8.1tb over that period to the 950 Pro with light-ish usage. If you look at the figures, the 970 Evo Plus bests the same generation Pro right now.
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    NVMe drive for new build...

    I recently replaced a 512gb 950 Pro with a 1tb 970 Evo Plus. I benched both with Magician, the 970 beats the 950 by about 1.5x in reads and 3x in writes (Possibly the other way round, I'm not near my computer, but still a big step up either way!) but I honestly see no difference. Save your money...
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    Any problems running Samsung and Corsair NVMe drives in the same system?

    Currently running an MSI Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon with a 1tb 970 Evo Plus and a 512gb 950 Pro, both at x4 speed.
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    Any problems running Samsung and Corsair NVMe drives in the same system?

    The Samsung has its own driver though, hoping they all play nice!
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    Any problems running Samsung and Corsair NVMe drives in the same system?

    I've got a 1tb 970 Evo Plus in my current system and thinking of adding a Corsair MP510. Has anybody come up against any driver problems running these together? Does the MP510 need any extra drivers apart from the default Windows ones?
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    Bent socket pin: this fix looks ok?

    And yours were all good? Nothing weird popping up at a later time?
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    Bent socket pin: this fix looks ok?

    I’ve been using it even before I bent it back slightly, seems ok, but I know with bent pins issues can sometimes be subtle.
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    Bent socket pin: this fix looks ok?

    I’m tempted to open it up again but this is me:
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    Bent socket pin: this fix looks ok?

    Thanks! I’d seen the pin out diagram and thought that’s what it said but I wasn’t quite sure, it was pretty lo res.
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    Bent socket pin: this fix looks ok?

    Yep, an MSI Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon.
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    MSI Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon XMP LED

    IGNORE THIS THREAD, I'M A TOTAL IDIOT!
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    Bent socket pin: this fix looks ok?

    I noticed when installing my new mobo one of the pins was slightly off, I could see it wasn't quite lining up right if I looked from a low angle. It wasn't a huge deviation but I managed to get it back *almost* straight to the point where you can't see it's off just by eyeballing it (In fact, I...
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    MSI Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon XMP LED

    PS It's not one of the LEDs for the DIMM slots to show the memory is installed correctly. I have all four slots populated and all four corresponding LEDs light up correctly.
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    MSI Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon XMP LED

    I just put together a new system based on an MSI Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon. When I enable XMP I get the red LED lighting on the top right of the board as specified, but a second red LED lights up beside it also (The one on the left). I can't find any info on a second LED lighting, is this normal...
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    The End of Blu-ray

    Luv me sum lazer disk
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    Windows 10 Version 1809 Is Getting a Re-Release Today

    In what way is it borked?
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    Windows 10 Pro Has Amnesia and Wants You Buy a New Copy from the Windows Store

    This just happened to me about 10 minutes after reading this thread.
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    2080 bottlenecked by 6700K?

    I'd appreciate that, thanks!
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    2080 bottlenecked by 6700K?

    It's just a regular 2080 that I've got :(
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    2080 bottlenecked by 6700K?

    Are you getting similar scores to the reviews? For instance, FC5 on most reviews I've seen peaks at ~125fps, whereas I'm at 106, which is where most reviews put the average. My average is around 87.
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    2080 bottlenecked by 6700K?

    I'm running at stock, and the only tests I've tried so far are FC5 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, all at the same settings as specified in the reviews. I'm running on an MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Pro, 32gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz (Though I haven't enabled the XMS profile, I'm sure this is...
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    2080 bottlenecked by 6700K?

    Sorry, meant to specify I'm at 1440p on a 165hz monitor.
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    2080 bottlenecked by 6700K?

    PS I have an 8700K arriving in a few days, but I'm trying to eliminate the possiblilty of having a bad card.
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    2080 bottlenecked by 6700K?

    I just replaced a 1080 with a 2080 in my 6700K system, but my benchmarks aren't lining up with what I've seen in reviews. I haven't really done a whle lot of testing yet, and I haven't done a full reinstall of the OS like I usually do, but I seem to be about at 75% of what the average score is...
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    Fans spin but no video - motherboard doesn't POST or boot up

    I had a board a few years back that was shorting on my case somehow and was behaving similarily. Have you tried booting with the board outside of the case?
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    Who here Pre-Ordered i9 9900k thru Amazon?! Please post in here

    I pre-ordered from Amazon the day it was announced (at $529) but cancelled yesterday when it was still saying it will ship when in stock. I live in a tropical climate and didn't like the look of those thermals so I went with an 8700k instead. I also ordered a Z390 board (I'm still on Z170)...
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    How to update a Z370 board to support i9 without having an older chip?

    Surprisingly, I've nver had any real problems with cooling, and I've been doing this since my Pentium 120 days! I do have it in an room with ac and I keep the windows closed to avoid corrosion - I've seen some real disasters here with other systems.
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    Noctua NH-U12S adequate with a 9900K?

    Thoughts, anybody? The TDPs match up at 95W and it seems to have a bit of headroom (2 out of 3 asterisks for overclocking, though I plan on staying at stock speeds). Has anybody used this with a hot chip without issue? I've been using it with a 6700K rated at 91W.
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    How to update a Z370 board to support i9 without having an older chip?

    I think I'm going to have to go with a Z390 board. I live in the Caribbean so with freight, duties etc it's not really feasible to get a temporary chip. Thanks for the tips though!
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    How to update a Z370 board to support i9 without having an older chip?

    I just ordered a 9900K but thinking of using a Z370 board instead of a Z390. I'm looking at an MSI board which just put a new BIOS for download on their site to support the i9 chip. Will I be able to update the BIOS with the i9 installed?
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    Intel's Fall Desktop Launch Event is Live

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005404P9I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Intel's Fall Desktop Launch Event is Live

    I got lucky and grabbed one on Amazon a few minutes ago. $529.99, not quite as bad.
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    Intel's Fall Desktop Launch Event is Live

    Well, that was dull. No pricing? No mention of the other chips?
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    Poll: Will you be buying a 2080Ti/2080/2070?

    I was going to go with a 2080 ti to replace my 1080 but went with a regular 2080 instead. I put figures from various reviews into a spreadsheet and it'll be about 45% faster than my current card, which was roughly the same increase I got when I went from my 980 to the 1080. I'm still at 1440p so...
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    Waiting for RTX Titan...

    I think what happened was they were relying on much better performance from the non-ti, didn't get it, and were forced to release the ti at the same time. Remember when there was news about them also trademarking the name 2080+ (Or something like that)? I think that's probably the Titan part.
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