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    Anyone using Bitlocker to encrypt extenral drives?

    I use it for my USB drives and it works really well for that
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    Who’s the go to for soft tubing fittings these days? Compression and Quick-Disconnect.

    not sure about the quick disconnects, but if you want to save some money on normal compression fittings and 90 degree ones and stuff I highly recommend the checking out the Bykski MOD Store on Ali Express. Be warned though shipping can take quite a while. I have been using these fitting for...
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    Looks like they have it for FE, Strix /Tuf, Supim / Trio, Amp ex 4090 models
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    Yes its an EK quantum vector for 3090 TUF And it has the active backplate: I think they still make them even for the 4090...
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    I managed to snag a full kit of 4x ram monarch ram heatsinks and the matching water block for $50 CDN off FB marketplace. I am running 4 sticks of 16GB bdie (64GB) at 1.525V and prior to this I had a janky fan zap strapped above my ram to keep it from getting too hot. This looks better and...
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    New Arctic Freezer III 360mm, 280mm & 240mm Benches.

    I still have a liquid freezer 240 gen 1 in servive and i have used it 24/7 for many years now. Gurgles a bit but temps are good.
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    Windows 10 update KB5034441 is still broken, more than a month after release

    I had this update fail on a fresh install i did for windows 10 pro this week. Mind you the install media usb image im using is prob a 6+ year old version of windows if that matters. I did the recovery partition resize and that didnt fix it so i just installed w11 instead lol
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    Chrome keeps crashing my PC

    Try a guest profile or different profile if you are synced
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    Speakers broke, i've not looked at pc speakers in 10 years, need recommendations.

    Kanto Tuks look awesome and sound good. They have white and black options
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    Would you buy your video card from AliExpress?

    I sometimes buy stuff from there but i wouldnt buy a gpu.
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    PayPal is no longer safe against scammers...

    Aliexpress is not shady i have ordered many things through there. Sure there might be a shady seller on that site similar to how things go with amazon or ebay third party sellers. OP is just warn8nh of his paypal experience which may relate to those that ise paypal for fsft forum. trikat did...
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    Low Time Spy Scores - RTX 4090 STRIX OC - 30K Graphics

    OP do you have a max framerate set in nvpanel settings? This is usually recommended to help with VRR / Gsync but it will lower your score if enables for timespy
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    Low Time Spy Scores - RTX 4090 STRIX OC - 30K Graphics

    Thats the overall score not the graphics specific part
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    [Epic Game Store] 17 days of free games

    Yes an Epic effort indeed.
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    Who here likes big displays as their PC monitor? 40inch plus gang chime in

    I am on my second 43" in 6 years. I use it for work and play and would not go back to smaller. Also not interested in ultrawide
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    Slightly messed up packaging for an HD-return or keep?

    Thats just a malformed plastic like the mold was the wrong temp or not enough plastic. Impact on a normal pastic piece wouldnt look like that. If there was impact involved then the card board would be dented which doesn't appear to be the case from what i can see in picture. AOK imho.
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    GIGABYTE AORUS FV43U 43 inch 4k 144 HDR1000 QLED monitor

    I dont have that problem either
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    WTB: Asus AM3+ Backplate, mounting clips and screws (FOUND)

    Some older coolers like cooler master hyper 212 evo come with their own backplate that are am3 compatible
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    How many % of system builder uses Non transparent water cooling tubes

    Its not like you stare at your tubing all day. If something goes wrong like dead pump your system is gonna throttle and possibly shut down. It you want to monitor it you can get a flow meter or check temps for unusually high values.
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    Eye strain while gaming fatigue PWM

    Getting glasses helped me with my eye strain. I didnt even think i needed glasses but apparently i squinted alot and it caused eye strain.
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    3090 backside ram

    I wouldnt worry about it for gaming. Temps were fine for gaming it was just too hot for mining.
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    3090 backside ram

    The asus tuf model had a lot of reports of higher ram temps in the threads i read. I tamed mine with a waterblock that cools both sides
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    Fatal1ty X470 Gaming-ITX/ac: Won't enter BIOS

    This is sadly how the quick boot for asrock works and why they have that utility. FYI grub boot menu also has an option to restart into uefi
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    Intel Core i9-14900K Review - Reaching for the Performance Crown

    You did good erek dont listen to the hater
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    Windows 11 or Windows 10

    Windows 10 > update to windows 11. Try it and you have 10 day to restore back to 10 if you dont like it. I did this and initially rolled back but then later upgraded again
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    Cinebench 2024 Out

    I was having some issues with the multi test not completing reliably about halfway through. test just stopped but computer did not freeze. Updated my Ram voltage from 1.5 to 1.55 and then it reliably passed those tests. Tried the complete test suite again and it rebooted at some point with...
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    5950x and Memory Overclock Fail

    Try soc 1.125 and 1.4 dram voltage For me this fixes similar issue on a few of my x570 rigs
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    AMD Ryzen 9 3900x

    Are you perhaps running eco mode in bios? You should be pullung closer to 140w package at stock running prime. No 91 amps isnt very high
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    Who still uses Skype??

    My dad uses skype to make calls from south africa
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    850 watt enough for 7800x3d + 4090?

    I wouldnt have concerns with a quality 850w and that setup. Too much money for that setup to be chincy on a psu. Also if you use your rig a lot and keep your psu's for a long time, then a platinum or higher psu may actually be cheaper over time via efficiency.
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    How much RAM you got?

    I dunno, i have x570 so ddr5 isnt an option.
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    How much RAM you got?

    I just moved from 32 to 64. I dont yet need more than 32 but i am selling some stuff and decided to keep an extra set of b-die i had in another rig and added it to my main rig. Have not tweaked it that much but its running 3600mhz at cas 14 which makes me happy because everyone says its hard...
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    A warning for AM4 socket watercooling

    I have done this a couple of times with various Ryzen builds I have owned and this has happened to me even after "twisting" if the chip wasn't warmed up first. Totally agree this isn't an AM4 issue but what did change is that the heat spreader on these Ryzen chips was a lot bigger than many in...
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    What's the difference btwn. Asus ProArt RTX 4060Ti OC vs. ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 4060 Ti OC

    the cooler on the strix is 0.6 slots wider. could be differences in the layout / components on the PCB.
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    Linux Screenshot sucks really really bad

    I don't think I'm using any specific app but Shift + print-screen takes me right to a cursor to draw selection. From there I can simply drag to select and let go> click copy to clipboard or save
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    Time to buy a 4090 PC - FINAL BUILD!!!

    Well it wasnt the choice in the first screenshot when i commented
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    Time to buy a 4090 PC - FINAL BUILD!!!

    Is there a faster ram choice? Pretty sure ddr5 6000 is the sweet spot at least for the 7000 series ryzen chips
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    AMD Ryzen 5 4600 overclocked to 4.2 ghz @ 1.312v - does it matter?

    Overclocking still makes sense if you do the kind of work that uses all cores /threads but it usually comes at the cost of lowere single core boost