Indeed; I know this one boots up and was able to run everything at 5GHz, but I never ran it for more than a few hours at 5GHz nor did I do any CPU stress testing, so I just want to be up front that I can't vouch for the stability.
Gigabyte C246-WU4 motherboard with Xeon 2176G ES and 12GB DDR4 2400 (3x4GB)
The Xeon, though being an ES, identifies the chip in BIOS and CPUID as a 2176G, not the usual 0000 that ES' tend to show. Has been working as a Plex server and secondary gaming system with no issues/crashes/etc. Will...
Looking for an Asus Strix X570-E or F (will consider Crosshair VIII for right price) and an R7 3700X.
Looking to spend ~$240 shipped for the E/F and would consider the CH8 at ~$280 shipped.
Looking to spend ~$275 shipped on a 3700x.
TBH, I have no idea what it would be worth; I've spent a bit of time searching around to find one or at least get an idea for pricing, but haven't turned up any. I was hoping to find one for ~$50-60 shipped.
Just like it says, if anyone has an extra stock 5700XT blower with backplate they aren't using after swapping to water, I'd be interested in picking one up; reference 5700XT blower or 50th anni blower as it will be going on a reference PCB.
You're correct; to reiterate more clearly, why would anyone pay 280-300 for a 1080 that is used (under unknown circumstances), is likely out of (or has no transferable) warranty, and performs ~15 percent lower than a 5700 for the same price as a new 5700 (which again are selling at $280 shipped...
I would have agreed 6 months ago; but with prices the way they are now on new stuff, anything more than that just isn't worth it. New 5700's hit sales at $279 pretty frequently and are around 15% faster than the 1080 (and ~35% faster than 1070) which I've been seeing regularly at 280-300 (200...
Essentially as the title says.
Looking for a laptop that has either a 1660Ti, 1070 or 1080 (will consider 2060/2070 at the right price) with a GSync display (at least 75Hz) 15.6" or 17.3" is fine.
Prefer 16 or 32GB RAM but not a deal breaker as it's easy to order and decently priced, hard...
Curious about a few things on the XT; what method did you use to attach the VRM/RAM heatsinks? Is the backplate just for show, or were pads used over the VRM/RAM areas to transfer some extra heat? Paste used for the GPU?