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    Optical Disc Drive owners club

    I can't find my old DVD burner so need to get a new one. Last one was pretty old....probably got tossed with other junk when I moved a year back. I've always had at least 1 optical drive in my computer builds, currently have a bluray drive for using to rip movies. I need a burner though, got...
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    Intel Arc A770

    They're not bad, but they're not that good, either. Some ups and downs with performance consistency, but as others have mentioned, the power consumption is a bit of a glaring issue and hopefully they can get that resolved. Here's hoping they can fix issues with future drivers and future...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 FE + 6x Custom Design Unboxing

    I'll wait for EVGA's 4090 to come out before I buy one.
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    NVIDIA Shares RTX 4090 Overwatch 2 Performance Numbers

    I don't have too many games in my library that utilize DLSS. DLSS and FSR don't interest me, they are not parts of the reviews I look at. I can't wait for rasterization performance comparisons. You can't really expect people to be excited about DLSS or FSR if all games don't utilize them, right...
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    Graphical glitch in Word and Outlook (Office 365)

    Not sure how to check for recent updates, but any updates that MS 365 pushes out are done in the background without users being involved. If an update was pushed out recently, you'd never know about it getting installed since it's done automatically in the background.
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    GPUs: what is enough?

    I play and try to have a 30fps minimum. I was content with my GTX 570s in SLI, played them across multiple resolutions (1680x1050, 5040x1050 and 1080p and finally 5760x1080) for 4.5 years. The most demanding game I played last with my 570s in SLI was Far Cry 3, I could keep between 30-45fps on...
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    Fried? 3080 Founders black screen after replacing thermal pads

    Speaking of thermal pads, I did have a read the other day about how some FE use different thickness of pads. I believe it went something along the lines that the first FE cards used 2mm on the front and 3mm on the back. Then the newer versions that started at some point coming out in 2021...
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    ASRock's X670 Motherboards Have Numerous Issues... With DRAM Stickers

    Apparently ASRock has resolved the extreme boot first boot times with AMD's help and an updated BIOS has been released and applied to the assembly process for any future boards that had this problem that will fix that issue. I don't know if a story about it was on TPU, but TS had one...
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    Technical Issues - TPU Main Site & Forum (2022)

    Issues attaching pictures to posts using Insert Image (Ctrl+P). Getting a oops, ran into a problem pop-up. Also, when I download the latest version of GPU-Z from TPU, Chrome tells me that the file "may be dangerous". (I wanted to post a picture of this, but that's when I found I kept getting...
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    ASRock's X670 Motherboards Have Numerous Issues... With DRAM Stickers

    Oh hell no! It always pissed me off to no end when I purchased a PC game (yep, back in the glory days of physical copies!) when the price sticker wouldn't peel nicely off the box. Especially those stupid fucking price stickers that Best Buy used that doubled as a security tag for the "theft...
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    Newegg Listings of Custom RTX 4090 Graphics Cards Indicate Pricing-Sanity Slowly Returning

    Folks that have been conditioned to seeing high prices for the past 2 years.....now that prices aren't "inflated" due to scalping or "low inventory", these set prices look better due to conditioning.
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    Newegg Listings of Custom RTX 4090 Graphics Cards Indicate Pricing-Sanity Slowly Returning

    I see the bundle pricing availability at the AMD store. Here's a pic of some of them: Odd if you don't see them...or maybe it's region restricted?
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    Newegg Listings of Custom RTX 4090 Graphics Cards Indicate Pricing-Sanity Slowly Returning

    AMD's store is bundling the 6950XT (and I think the 6750XT as well) with some of the new 7xxx CPUs and some of the 5xxx CPUs and knocking off $200-450 (depending on CPU and GPU bundle you get) on combos. https://www.amd.com/en/direct-buy/us Could be a helluva deal for someone looking to get a...
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    Google Stadia closing down

    I have stream services I use, such as Netflix and Discovery+ (there are others that I use, but I just share/use my family's passwords for Disney+ and so on). I don't purchase anything digital anymore that's solely on a streaming service; the only thing this applies to is games for me (never...
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    Are we witnessing the slow demise of the air cooler?

    I ran my 5900x on a Noctua NH-U9S for a 5-6 months until I had funds to pick up a new AIO. Temps pushed upwards of 90C while I used handbrake for multiple hours when I had a bunch of new complete TV series and movies to add to my plex server. The cooler worked, but it wasn't ideal for long...
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