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    Steam Deck officially announced by Valve

    Finally a replacement for my Shield Portable. :) Since I travel a lot this will be a perfect replacement for carrying 2 heavy laptops (gaming & work). Hopefully swapping the OS is as straight forward as Valve has said so I can install other game services and other voice apps. Really need a...
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    Dear Nvidia,

    The bots who took all the 3080's and kept you from getting one may have done you a favor. Insta buying a 3080 before waiting on benchmarks from the other 3XXX or even worse before RDNA2 is shown next month is just as crazy as buying a 2080/2080ti in the last 90 days. I get some people are...
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Best Buy just added two MSI 3080's including the Ventus for $750 if anyone needs. That's at 11:30 mountain.
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    microcenter in Marietta had 12 cards sold like vapor

    Denver had 30+ this morning but a line all the way down the shopping center. I stopped counting at 100 people in line. I know a BB here got 2 in stock and they went to employees. I don't get the launch day rush.
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    Ok so what do you guys really think of the 3080 reviews?

    Call a majority of us gun shy but we have heard that from AMD and "reliable" AMD sources before. From Hawaii to now, AMD always seems to be behind NV especially at the top tier. Don't get me wrong, I would love AMD to smack NV around like in the past. Just won't hold my breath or get excited...
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    PSA: Measure Twice - Order Once

    Get a riser cable, zip ties, a hot glue gun, and mount that shit vertical. Problem solved and you are gaming in 20. :)
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    Ok so what do you guys really think of the 3080 reviews?

    Alphacool just stated their Eiswolf and Eiswolf 2 can handle the 3080 and 3090 TDP. Only the full block Aurora is available now but the Eiswolf pump/block are due in the next few days.
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    The great video card dump of 2020 has begun!!!

    Anyone who panic sells the 2XXX series now deserves the hit they take. We don't even know 3XXX availability and if there is a shortage you will find 2XXX creep back up in pricing. Look at the 1080ti card pricing. It initially slumped then shot back up when you couldn't find 2080 or 2080 Ti cards.
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    3080Ti speculation

    Since NV is trying to streamline their product naming I don't see a Ti fitting in. What I do think will happen is super or refreshed models hitting in 9 months or so. This will also help combat RDNA2 if needed.
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    Are you going for reference Big Navi/RTX 3xxx or waiting for AIB offers?

    I will go with whatever is fastest in my budget. Actual numbers not leaks. At this point I don't have a ton of hope from Big Navi, just due to constantly being let down by AMD, but lets see what the actual benches say.
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    Mafia: Definitive Edition

    Can't wait for 1 and 2 to be remastered. Two of my favorite games.
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    Weird flicker in Control after hour of play on 2080 Ti.

    Is it only in Control you noticed the flickering? Any other games?
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    Tech Jesus goes on a tear about size.

    Never took him for a size queen.
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    Rtx 2080 Super Waterforce Aorus or 2080 Ti ?

    For 1440p a super will be more than fine and same with the 9700K, At 1440p the GPU becomes the bottleneck. I run a 9700K at 5.1 and have zero issues with my Ti. 3700X would also work just fine.
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Exactly! Like heroin or buying latest gen halo GPUs. It's not a problem, it's a luxury. :) Unfortunately both lead to uncomfortable sit downs with your family. Back on topic. It is still all rumors and speculation. Once the cards are in the wild then we will know the truth.
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    Cheap water cool option for Strix 2080ti?

    Depends what you mean by cheap. The cheapest route is the Kraken kit but you need to buy a compatible AIO so you are talking $100+ by the time you are done. Fan cools the VRM/memory but I would invest in heatsinks for them. Kraken is just not as aesthetically pleasing as the other full...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    All of the RT 3XXX will run so fast I will have to turn off the turbo button on my case just to slow the games down enough to make them playable. Just like the old days! ;) In reality, 15-20% improvement, same pricing as current gen. 1/3 will buy them, 1/3 won't and will hold out for the...
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    Is SLI faster on Zen 2 (3700x, etc) ?

    I believe CFR just needs mGPU in the game engine and it is NV's drivers that use CFR rather than AFR. In the inspector you select how the GPU renders the SLI. Either AFR or CFR. Everything I read on 3DCenter made it sound like it works now with zero stutter but the scaling isn't as high as AFR...
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    Is SLI faster on Zen 2 (3700x, etc) ?

    Not only engine devs but Nvidia has continued to work on mGPU and new tech for it as well. NV is still working with AFR but has put more effort into Checkerboard Frame Rendering (CFR) rendering for NVlink capable GPU's. CFR is still scaling at about 50%, compared to 90% for AFR, in Crysis but...
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    cpu upgrade wait or buy

    I ended up with the same combos as you listed except for the x570. I used the X470 Gaming 7. Initially had bios issues with the 3700x but that was right around launch and its solved now. Both MB were rock solid. I kept the 9700x for my gaming rig since it is now doing 5.1 (all cores) on an...
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    can we have a discussion about GPU pricing?

    Vram. 8gb vs 6gb. But that really isn't a good reason IMO to grab a 3 year old used card vs new.
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    2080ti 2080 Ownership Club

    I did the same upgrade and cannot hear the 2080ti black with auto fans (afterburner). My H115i is louder but that barely makes a sound on balanced. Are you using the stock curve or an aggressive one? In my case (Corsair 540) the card maxes at 74º during gaming with auto fan curve and it...
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    Is it worth it, 9700 or 9900k

    I haven't seen any stuttering, even when streaming or running numerous background apps for VR, but everyone's setup is different. I have read on numerous forums that Slack can cause stuttering on rigs. Don't know why and never replicated it but a simple internet search will bring up posts.
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    Is it worth it, 9700 or 9900k

    9700K is an awesome gaming chip if you don't need the extra threads. Mine will easily do 5.1 with a AIO cooler. With Microcenter you can get the 9700K for $300 and a discount on the MB. If your rig mixes gaming and a lot of productivity then look at the 3700X or 9900K.
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    How does 2 rifts on 1 account work?

    I had two Rift S headsets on two different rigs and it just listed them as separate devices in the app. No issues with the room scale setup as it seems to be set to the device not account. I was not able to run 2 instances of Bigscreen or other apps under the same Oculus App sign-in. I was...
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    GameStop stores are turning into retro gaming cafes.

    The design is cool but not for a nation wide chain. I can see this tied into some coffee bar or bar bar like we have here in Denver but not large amount of stores. The retro change will just prolong the inevitable enough to raise the stock prices a few bucks and allow the officers to punch out...
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    The Biggest Problem with Triple-A, Open-World Games: "They're Boring as Hell"

    Open-World at least gives the user options. Do you want to do all or some of the occasionally tedious side missions/activities/etc or just knock out the SP missions and move onto another game? It's your choice. That is what I love about OW games. I can do as little or much as I want. GTA5 and...
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    Comcast, beware: New city-run broadband offers 1Gbps for $60 a month

    I would be more concerned with censorship than surveillance. Very little can be done to stop a municipality from blocking certain sites or content they choose to block.
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    will there be another Turing refresh?

    Around May if they are following the Spring/Fall alternating schedule they have used in the past. NV might also be waiting on the larger Navi 5800/5900 to launch then announce immediately following to take any thunder away from the competition. AMD might be the first to 7nm but performance...
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    HWUB/Techspot adds more games, 5700XT falls further behind 2070 Super.

    :wideyed: - Holy shit dude! Who is they? Some large pro Nvidia group trying to keep AMD down? Some large conspiracy to hide amazing AMD GPU's from us normies? WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT! Comments like that are why no one will take you seriously. OK, I'll bite. Post a reply with one known and...
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    HWUB/Techspot adds more games, 5700XT falls further behind 2070 Super.

    I have read a bunch of your posts and I believe people are "attacking" you because you don't present facts. Almost every post of yours is full of conjecture. It seems to be less of an attack against you and more calling you out for not posting anything substantive. Just rumor mill speculation...
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    Next gen PS5, close to 2080 level

    IDK, RDR2 with 4K and HDR looks really fucking good on the Xbox with a Z9D. But I totally agree, it is hard to find a game that looks better on the console compared to PC.
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    So I've downloaded a new prime 95

    I have all but stopped using Prime95 (newer than 26.6) since it places completely unrealistic loads/heat on the CPU. I have been sticking with AIDA64, OCCT, and Reelbench.
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    9700kf Hi temps and hi Voltage...

    Sorry but I stopped using prime a while ago due to unrealistic stress and heat on the CPU. Have you tried any other tool to test the CPU and your OC? AIDA64, OCCT, or ROG Real Bench? If you reset your BIOS where is the 1.25v coming from?
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    9700kf Hi temps and hi Voltage...

    I just picked up a 9700K with the Pro Wifi Aorus board. Did you attempt to use EZ Tune? EZ Tune will set a voltage that is way out of line. Don't OC with it if you can. Is the cooler seated correctly with the proper amount of TIM? I know it sounds silly just narrowing down the possible...
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    AMD AGESA Buggy, Company Pulls it from Motherboard Vendors

    Everyone knows AMD uses "Fine Wine" technology. Give it some time!
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    Intel Core i9-10900K - 10 Core Is Coming

    Which is why you should have actually read the first post of mine you quoted. Reading is fundamental after all! I specifically said its for my GAMING rig. Even the Tech Jesus and other large reviewers are recommending the 9700K over the 3700X for gaming. Also in the US the 9700K can be found...
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    Intel Core i9-10900K - 10 Core Is Coming

    What? Might be easier for you to show what benchmarks you are looking at since every major review site/channel has the 9700K ahead of the 3700X in gaming benchmarks. The only one I can find that is not is Tomb Raider at 1440 in Guru3D's review.