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    Optimus watercooling, has anyone used their products?

    Sensible answer, go put $2500 in a tracker (maybe wait a month or two) and look back in 10 years. You won't miss more cores in the next 12 months. More so as next gen consoles start taking hold. Actual Iratus answer. Screw it, regret the things you do, not the things you don't. I've got a...
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    Optimus watercooling, has anyone used their products?

    Yeah, 4000 is the last SP3 so it should be fine. It's what I'm banking on and I'll be cranky if not. My case is 4 weeks away so we'll see what's what. Looks like the Threadripper Pro is gonna be a halfway house to Epyc but I don't need the bandwidth on this (though it's interesting in a work...
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    Optimus watercooling, has anyone used their products?

    20 years and I’m still like ehmagod Kyle. True enough, I don’t know what I was expecting. Having the mount part of the block like the heat killer just kicks it up a level. It kinda reminds me of the old Slot A coolers actually. I’d only seen air cooled TR before. Now to decide what to do...
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    Optimus watercooling, has anyone used their products?

    So the Threadripper block really is quite big
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    Nvidia's view on Waterblocks in regards to Warranty?

    I’ve had mine fixed fine after having had a waterblock on it. Just put the cooler back on and sent it in. With a titan even more so tbh. They know the score. It’s one of the benefits of Nvidia (or Evga)
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    New nVidia GPU - best way to secure one upon release?

    Yeah maybe, I’m in exactly the same boat and it will be a day 1 purchase but I’m an edge case of doing very well through the pandemic. Probably will come down to Cyberpunk tbh. If hq has it making current gen cry like a bitch I can see a bunch of upgrades. 10s of millions of people unemployed...
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    New nVidia GPU - best way to secure one upon release?

    Unless they have a stock of like 10 I’m expecting availability over the first couple of day's will be better than it has been for years. Lots of people just don’t have a lot of free cash atm
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    My background isn't games but I've been across software for 20 years, it still surprises me how many relatively big / popular things are actually quite janky. I remember bundling up an Eve Online producer and telling him what I reckoned was happening in their system based on observations about...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Damn straight, I might even do something crazy and make sure I can support 1000+ low latency dynamically controlled objects in the same coordinate space before I worry about charging people money for a picture of an internet space ship that won’t be more than an art asset for longer than Tik...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Still maintain I’m gonna make a billion and put $200m into my version of what it was supposed to be; before it’s released. Least I can run a f’ing dev shop.
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    Threadripper or 3900X - mixed use.

    I do love it when people assume. Maybe you are gods gift to virtualisation. Pretty big board though so it’s a bit presumptive. I know there is an AWS level 7 from ec2 product team for example. I’ve done VMware since 2005, had vExpert, have done kvm for years but I honestly don’t know what he’s...
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    If you bought Nvidia stock instead of the original Titan...

    it’s completely right, my overwhelming focus has always been on a set of ETF’s that I rebalance if it gets overweight. >14% of our gross household income does that. Even aside from anything else, our retirement is almost certainly golden. It’s still good fun to have the discretionary fund...
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    Threadripper or 3900X - mixed use.

    If you don’t know you need it, you don’t. Just get a 3950x, worst case if you find it’s not enough then it’s got good resale value and 4000 series TR will be out. If TR is overkill you’ve spent the money and will take a much bigger hair cut. Everything you’re describing as doing can be done...
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    If you bought Nvidia stock instead of the original Titan...

    It’s pretty much always like that. Really frightening when you extrapolate out. If I had invested rather than bought a nice mountain bike in 2003 I’d have money for a really nice car etc. At the risk of being old man ish, staying off the ultra high end and investing the difference is smart. I...
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    Unreal Engine 5 Revealed! Running real time on Playstation 5

    Well yeah, natural looking skin is basically a lighting limitation so it should be doable. UE5 engined Leisure Suit Larry anyone?
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    Unreal Engine 5 Revealed! Running real time on Playstation 5

    I think we're approaching that inflection point, it's going to increasingly come down to how quick you can feed the GPU beast, whether a i/o stream from your disk or the internet. Almost like a level 1, 2, 3 cache of gpu, local drive and remote All the governments that said that 25mbit would be...
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    Unreal Engine 5 Revealed! Running real time on Playstation 5

    The future is photogrammetry, the problem is the workflow on it is absolutely shit, plus you can't actually render the detail that you get (see all the nonsense with Euclideon vs reality), it generally gets turned into a low quality mesh that takes ages to clean up and doesn't texture easily...
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    No excitement about intel's latest offering??

    Do what I do, buy upgrades in winter. Much easier to justify power hungry machines when you're cold.
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    Unreal Engine V!!!

    I suspect that FS2020 is establishing the future model of that, i.e that a lot of assets will stream rather than be storing locally. Plus I'd imagine that there is some stuff about the way they are stored. As I understand it, it actually reduces storage needs and effort to have many more...
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    Unreal Engine V!!!

    There’s some very interesting stuff in there. Getting polys down to voxel like granularity is awesome. The thing that had me going omfg professionally though was the talk about taking photogrammetry to assets. If the workflow on that is manageable and they light well (tbh even if they don’t)...
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    Rare waterblock comparison test!

    Are that guys eyes edited in the cover image. I’m too scared to click and check
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    No excitement about intel's latest offering??

    I was somewhat interested, I'm in the process of replacing my 5.1ghz 7700k that is starting to struggle with stuff I used it for, however whilst it's obviously better for gaming than the 3960x I am getting, it lacks the stuff I want to allow me to move to a single machine. I'll lose some frames...
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    AMD's budget Ryzen 3300X can outperform an old $350 Intel i7

    They do, but for future reference you just tell them that you had the motherboard replaced under warranty. They'll reset the activation ;)
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    LG 38GL950G - 37.5" 3840x1600/G-Sync/175Hz

    It's not bad per se, but you'd have to have an incredibly bright room for that to be warranted. Your eyes won't thank you in the long run. I say this as an old man that never listened when people told me not to slouch, in the same vein. Personally I find the 'correct' nits that is around 17%...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Fuck me this subforum is toxic sometimes. Should have avoided when I saw the stupid sniping over multiple pages. You're misunderstanding what I said, and pretty rudely tbh. Poor grammar on my point I'll accept but still, no need to be a dick. My point over HDMI 2.1 is against Displayport 1.4...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    I wondered about DisplayPort just because they NVidia don’t really treat HDMI as a first class citizen and monitors are already limited by 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 doesn’t really add much headroom. It would also seem to me to be odd to go for a port switch for a generation, with the knock on effects to...
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    LG 38GL950G - 37.5" 3840x1600/G-Sync/175Hz

    Omfg I just got told to rtfm:D Seriously though fair point. 84.97hz is the answer Given the problems I’ve had with cables and USB on my kvm anyway, I’m just gonna get the connectpro udp-14ap (4 Port DP 1.4 KVM). Can’t be fucked with trying to be creative coming up with a low hassle solution...
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    Ekwb Nickel Plated 2080ti Block After 3 Months Of Use With EK Clear Cryofuel.

    We did this since before youtubers were a thing :)
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    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    At this point I just want AMD support with CUDA. The ML stuff is the war they can't afford to lose and I can't see OpenCL getting anywhere atm. If they somehow got into the DC/ML/Vision space properly, and competitively, that's me retiring off my share gains. Seriously (bought at 13, sold at...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Well this thread got interesting at the end :D Anyone heard whether it's going to have DisplayPort 2?
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    LG 38GL950G - 37.5" 3840x1600/G-Sync/175Hz

    Dumb question, can the HDMI 2.0 do full resolution, and if so at what refresh? Doing a new workstation build and unfortunately will need more ports than I have on my KVM so I'm trying to work out the best way to do it. (gaming VM with gpu passthrough, host on another gpu and then my laptop...
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    PS5/XBOX X vs 3080Ti/Big Navi

    You can learn machine learning and computer vision, make excellent money, plus make your graphics card a tax write off as a business expense
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    External water cooling?

    I’ve been tempted just have wc finish in quick connectors in a pci slot. For me though not much advantage unless I run it outside the room, then I’m into all sorts of pain with pumps as garage to study is gonna need a pump that can do thousands of litres an hour to have the head to reach...
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    Ekwb Nickel Plated 2080ti Block After 3 Months Of Use With EK Clear Cryofuel.

    I just don’t look. Isn’t there if I can’t see it 😀 ok, I’m scared to look. I know my blocks are a bit screwed because the old ekwb coolant I had seperated (clear one too) because of cavitation bubbles and it ended up clogging the crap out of everything, depositing shit all on the inside of the...
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    WC Feedback for High TDP Build

    I won’t care enough to replace for the aesthetics thankfully, I’m just swapping out the SE360 because it’s a bad radiator and massively reduces flow. Absolute max I’d do for looks is to maybe spray them to be the same color (which I did for my current build anyway) Thanks for the feedback on...
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    WC Feedback for High TDP Build

    Ideally GTR360 but they’re a bit hard to get hold of hence the ambiguity. Fair enough that I have enough, given I have 300w now and it will be 750w it didn’t seem like that stupid a question given my general preference to run quiet. As I understand 750w needs both radiators to keep 10 degree...
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    WC Feedback for High TDP Build

    Currently my watercooled PC is an Enthoo Evolv ATX with a EKWB PE360 and SE360 cooling a 7700k with a 1080ti, Aquacomputer blocks. The SE I had to get as it was the only one that I could get my hands on at the time that would fit in the front of my case. I know it's crap. I'm about to change...
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    Threadripper Build Feedback, aka do MSI boards still suck?

    Well after a slightly drunken trip down the rabbit hole (apologies if you read it before I realised how wrong I was on some stuff and deleted it all), I've done my case research and I'm going to get a Define 7 It'll take off the restrictions that were driving me crazy trying to work around (98%...
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    Threadripper Build Feedback, aka do MSI boards still suck?

    Thanks, that's also great feedback. I definitely needed that on the mobo, dunno how I missed that :) Regarding the memory, I share your doubts about getting an OC on 8 sticks. However as you picked up on, I picked primarily based on CAS rather than the mhz and just what seemed like a decent...
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    Threadripper Build Feedback, aka do MSI boards still suck?

    Useful feedback thankyou. Similarly I've used Asus for many many years (they've been good to me RMA wise) so it's fresh territory and impressions stick. Heck I had a disaster of a gigabyte board in like 2001 and I'm still salty about it :) As an aside, I hadn't seen it but that's a nice...
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