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    EK-AIO Elite 360 D-RGB

    joke for a company like EK being around for 20y, claiming to be (one of ) the best/premium for cooling. a 200$ aio with alu rad, fixed connections, that needs 6 fans to drop "2*C" compared to other 280/360s, like a 130$ eisbaer 280/360 with 2/3 fans and full copper rad, where i can...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Fire Strike and Time Spy Scores Surface

    check local store like microcenter and amazon warehouse for open box. i havent bought a sealed gpu in past 5y, incl builds for others. only had one showing artifacts (vram) but thats why there are return options..
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Fire Strike and Time Spy Scores Surface

    funny how many are buying products based on its name/model number, or are stating what a company has to do/produce/sell, for a certain price, how about comparing how much i have to spend to do 1080p gaming (avg, not the extremes from either end), today/2y/5/7/10y ago?? (and price gouging will...
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    Thermaltake TOUGHFAN 14 High Static Pressure Radiator Fan Now Available in Single Pack and 2-Fan Pack

    seems too many blades for a pressure optimized fan, rather have max, disregarding flow a bit, as all "pressure" fans i know have around 5 (big) blades, and flow fans usually 9-12 slim ones. @Yttersta might wanna look at Arctic. 10y warranty, close to noctua fans i was interested in (ultra...
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    NEO Semiconductor X-NAND Standard Offers Performance Comparable to SLC at Costs of QLC, Wins FMS 2020 Best of Show

    meeh, unless it reads: ....offers performance AND endurance comparable) i dont care if stuff is "enterprise/data center" or whatever, as long as i can use it (interface) and buy it, but anything below MLC (maybe TLC for nvme) is a no for me when it comes to OS/game/backup drives.
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    cpu sitting at max clock even when not needed to

    switch to balanced. never seen dell/hp or others do the profiles properly, wasting energy/higher temps than needed.
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    EVGA Announces Liquid-Cooled GeForce RTX 30-series Graphics Cards

    the hybrids are ok if you dont want to deal with a setup, dont have a cpu cooler that allows to add it. problem is they are NOT designed as gpu coolers (same for kraken/msi and even those no-name china clone kits), and wont reach he low temps of a full block, as their blocks are designed for HS...
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    cpu sitting at max clock even when not needed to

    @unclewebb user stated temp being high, and +90% of the time this means using the high perf profile (not letting the cpu downclock), and not just some background tasks. @TheTigerJunior i usually tweak 2 profiles for my usage (power savings and balanced). power savings is on all the time, and i...
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    NVIDIA Reportedly Cancels Launch of RTX 3080 20 GB, RTX 3070 16 GB

    funny how ppl think that because there is a new chip, it needs more vram. same for vram bandwidth where ppl whine when numbers dont go up/decrease, yet has never been an issue in real world use (as other things improve (compression) and reducing the need for more bandwidth in the first place)...
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    cpu sitting at max clock even when not needed to

    and make sure min is set to something like 20-30%, not like 100 (for high perf setting).
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    [EU] Sabrent M.2 NVME SSD Gen3,4

    slow, compared to other brands in that price range.
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    Mobo CPU red light turns on for 1 second and then nothing happens

    @Athlonite never stated anything saying they dont work. but ppl need to stop saying the qvl means "it will work". its proof that the manufacturer tested the kit, nothing else.
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    Is a Seasonic Focus GX 850W good enough for my system?

    @X71200 your right, it should be dark power pro, not straight power. just didnt like that some of the focus units in similar price range to Corsait/Tt werent getting the same (top) ratings, dont remember what it was (ripple/transient etc), but enough for me to look at the other 2 brands...
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    Is a Seasonic Focus GX 850W good enough for my system?

    @Glaceon the reboots are from bios, can be combo of bios (version)/ram/mb. how did you update the bios? under win/in bios, or with dos flash? some boards (at least on the Gb i had) dont delete properly and you have left overs. you might have to use dos to update, with flag to delete (previous)...
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    Alphacool Eiswolf 2 AIO GPU Cooler

    @sprach seems to be the same (haven physically compared them), they seem to have only changed the tubing to rubberized.
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