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    DOOM Eternal - Official

    I want it, but not for 2x to 3x the price of other new releases. Normally steam charges me 20-30 dollars for AAA games, but for some reason Doom Eternal is listed at 60. Too bad there is no official shareware.
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    MSI RMA Service - negative experience

    This is why I still use physical stores for certain purchases. They value me as customer and fight for each RMA I need. To which extent they fight I don't even know, I just drop the card off and they call me a bit later with a fix or replacement. I say this from an all MSI system... Knock on wood
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    Are the AMD drivers really that bad?

    5700XT here. I play few games. Mostly SIM racing games. Some Path of Exile. A little bit of Rebel Inc. now too. PoE had a bug in January where game would crash on specific events. The devs took a week to find a fix. Rebel Inc, no issues, but I only played it about 5 hours. The big one is...
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    Best bang 4 buck 1TB NVMe SSD?

    I've been very happy with my Corsair MP510 series. Very quick reads & writes.
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    Intel cuts prices by up to 74% on Xeons

    Some people want Intel for any reason. I'm not here to argue that. Those who want Intel can save a boatload of money by waiting a bit.
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    Intel cuts prices by up to 74% on Xeons

    Old Xeon Old Price New Xeon Price Price Cut Xeon Platinum 8280 $10009 Xeon Gold 6258R $3950 61% Xeon Platinum 8276 $8719 Xeon Gold 6238R $2612 70% Xeon Platinum 8270 $7405 Xeon Gold 6230R $1894 74%* Xeon Platinum 8268 $6302 Xeon Gold 6248R $2700 57%** Xeon Platinum 8260...
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    Ryzen 9 3900x the undervolting champ?

    I've noticed the sweet spot to be about 15% lower in both clockspeed and vCore on any Ryzen CPU (except maybe the R5 1600AF). To me that simply means AMD has overclocked the chips out the door. Same with their GPU's, obscenely overclocked as stock. However, my workload is not folding, but more...
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    Better monitor than an LG 27GL850 for $450 or less?

    Thanks for the reply. Issue for me is that the Asus is 200 dollars more here for me.
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    Better monitor than an LG 27GL850 for $450 or less? I'm eyeing this monitor, and reviews say it's great but suffers from slightly low contrast ratio. Is there a better monitor within the price of $450? 27" is my target size.
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    24K GOLD NINTENDO Analogue NT NES System #9 out of 10 Factory Sealed! Brand New!

    You can buy a 500 dollar gold electroplating kit and electroplate the shit out of anything. Phones, TV's, consoles, Raspberry Pi's, mice, controllers... anything. The per item cost is negligible.
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    Just some community input needed

    You may want to have a listen to this review
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    Logitech Acquires Streamlabs, Aims Game Streamers
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    Price being equal; 5700XT or 2070 Super?

    With the custom 5700XT cards now appearing locally here, but with prices that matches the 2070 Supers, should I just go 2070 Super instead of the 5700XT? Or is the 5700XT still a better buy at the same price (less than 15 dollar difference)? I (will) have a 144Hz 1440p monitor for gaming and...
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    Ryzen 9 3900x the undervolting champ?

    I may have been a little overagressive with lowering the vcore. Something decided to corrupt and kill my Bluetooth on the mainboard. No amount of trying to repair windows or drivers brought it back. Only a fresh install worked... Or it might have been the system file corruption which have been...
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    Ryzen 9 3900x the undervolting champ?

    Crap. You're right. Its max 1.25 kWh saved per day. Not 3. Sorry, I messed up the calculation there. Dont know how I got 3kWh there... The rest is equally as valid though.
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    Ryzen 9 3900x the undervolting champ?

    By limiting the max powerdraw by limiting max vcore (1.016v) and max speed (3Ghz). Yes, my PC is doing stuff 24/7. If it werent it would be a waste to keep it on 24.7, no? Best power saving is when you turn it off... I'm using the newest Ryzen Master with the "average" CPU temp...
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    Ryzen 9 3900x the undervolting champ?

    Day to day, browsing and doing general tasks with some minor photoshopping my powerdraw, my temps, in my situation is much better. I don't need 4.25 Ghz all core boost, or 4.525 Ghz singe core boost to save me a second of render time for small tasks and I don't see the need to load the CPU with...
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    Ryzen 9 3900x the undervolting champ?

    You still maintain a buttload of performance even with a 23% degradation in performance. It is still faster than a 3700x in multithreaded programs. I could probably clock the CPU higher and be faster, but I was shooting for the lowest possible temps while still being quicker than a 3700x. I'm...
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    Ryzen 9 3900x the undervolting champ?

    This 3900x I have has been very good, but I live in a hot country so temps are always a little bit higher. Undervolting drops overall performance by ~23% in Cinebench R20, but very significantly reduces temperatures. I underclock the CPU to 3GHz all core, and use 1.0125 vcore (actual 1.016v)...
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    2080S + CPU or 2080 Ti?

    Honestly you are not going to see any real noticeable gains in games with either upgrade. Right now upgrading an Intel CPU is a wash for games more or less. Going from a 1080 to a 2080 is not justified because of costs. You'd be better off investing in other things, or even better, holding off.
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    Who's Happy So Far with Ryzen 3000 Series?

    The new beta Ryzen drivers are a bit agressive in keeping the CPU at a low state...
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    I need new IPS displays. Either 2x24" or 1 super ultra wide.

    Thanks for the reply, but those are TN panels. Maybe good or great TN, but TN is garbage. I made a mistake of getting a "gaming" laptop with a "great TN planel" 120Hz, 99% SRGB etc etc... It sucks. Color reproduction is always off... even at a slight angle.
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    I need new IPS displays. Either 2x24" or 1 super ultra wide.

    My new Ryzen 3900x build requires better displays. I have an old Philips 24" 234E and a new temporary LG 24" MK600. Sizewise they are a perfect fit for my limited space, and fit with about 1 inch to spare on the far left and far right. However, screen quality isn't the best. Contrast is too low...
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    Who's Happy So Far with Ryzen 3000 Series?

    My brand new 3900x build is amazing. It does more than I hoped it would. It equals and surpasses the TR1950x every time, and even beats the TR2950x in many loads. These many core CPU's are insanely good. Fuck Intel for gimping the desktop with 4 cores for a decade. Fuck them to hell and back for...
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    3700X vs 3800X

    If you are unsure, wait for comparative reviews.
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    Well, that's anticlimactic. Sold out 5 minutes ahead of release.

    And they are listing now both the AMD Ryzen 3 3400G with Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics and Wraith Spire Cooler. US$ 179 and AMD Ryzen 3 3200G with Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics and Wraith Stealth Cooler. US$ 114 Keep in mind that the US$ 499, 3900x costs US$ 601 here. That Ryzen 3 3200G looks like a...
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    Well, that's anticlimactic. Sold out 5 minutes ahead of release.

    I got an email from my E-tailer syaing they got TWO R9 3900X'... 2 whole CPU's... talk about a shortage. Lucky I got one of them.
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    Post your Ryzen 3000 configs!

    R9 3900X MSI Gaming Edge WiFi 16GBx2 KINGSTON HyperX PREDATOR PC3200 960 GB Corsair 960GB MP510 1 TB Samsung 850 QVO SSD CORSAIR 650W CX650M (80+ BRONZE) Corsair Carbide 275R Tempered Glass Mid-Tower White And a 5700XT when there are non-blower, un-gimped cards available.
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    Well, that's anticlimactic. Sold out 5 minutes ahead of release.

    I have no idea. People here love a good deal though. Didn't see anything listed on any 2nd hand markets either. Maybe stock was super limited. I see that the R5 3600 is back in stock... but not many.
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    Zen 2 Review Summary

    I accidentally a word. "Expect max 4.4Ghz all core as standard with enough cooling"
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    Zen 2 Review Summary

    DerBauer has a comprehensive look at O/C potential: tl;dw: Expect max 4.4Ghz all core as standard with enough cooling. Delidding is not worth it since you may net only 4C temp gains (or about 5-10Mhz). Edit: I accidentally a word or 2. Max 4.4 Ghz, and 5-10 Mhz more speed with delidding at best.
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    Well, that's anticlimactic. Sold out 5 minutes ahead of release.

    CPU's and X570 mobos goes live 5 minutes before scheduled time, and sold out immediately. The 3900x sold out so fast I didn't even get to see the listing.
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    Truth? Lie? 5.2 16 core crushes 9980xe

    Didn't AMD LN2 cool a 16 core part and break world records with it? They got it up to 5.25Ghz. It's not representative of a retail part, just a showcase of where the maximum performance is right now. Interesting, but irrelevant for retail and consumers right now.
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    Help picking AMD CPU

    I don't get everyone suggesting OP to go with an 8 core, 16 thread CPU. Considering OP's use case he would be much much better served by the Ryzen 9 3900X, the 12 core, 24 thread part ( for very little extra money. Recommendation pending actual benchmarks....
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    Too Good to be True, A Recap of The Lead-up to Zen 2

    I am not defending anyone. And the chart I made for myself when the announcement was made. And Im not trying to make anyone look better or worse. I replying to these types of posts here to see if there is a chance to reduce the negativity about a single person, polluting a forum thats not about...
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    Who is looking to upgrade to Zen2

    Most will most likely not realize the speed increase when going to a faster drive. But I can guarantee you that you will feel a difference dropping back to a slower drive after using the fast one for a while.
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    Too Good to be True, A Recap of The Lead-up to Zen 2

    Normal rational people heard speculation and preliminary leaked info about unreleased products. If anyone thought that the information, details, specs, etc were more than just speculation, leaks, thought, rumor, plucked out of thin air, then that's on them. Maybe you were drawn in because you...
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    Who wants a Ryzen 9 laptop?

    Recently the Ryzen based laptops have been decent. Not top end, but midrange versions. They are not as fast or as power efficient compared to the 6 core Intel CPU's, but they do come in significantly cheaper with the same configs. It encouraging to see that Intel finally has competition.
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    Who wants a Ryzen 9 laptop?

    Different use case. I like raw power. I don't want to sit around waiting for the machine to finish. I want the machine to finish way ahead of me.