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    EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FTW3 Ultra

    Gotta say the temps/noise seem poor for this tier model.
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    Pimax Launches 5K SUPER VR Headset with 180Hz Refresh Rate

    Thats nice and all, but I wont be buying another wired headset, no matter spec or price.
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    Why are high end GPU's out of Stock?

    It has a lot to do with COVID. Whether its lost production time from lockdowns, or more people WFH needing tech for work/play, or funds that might have been typically used for going on a holiday instead going to things they can use at home. It all connects back to COVID.
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    EK-AIO Elite 360 D-RGB

    I guess you cant please everyone! I have the opposite problem now when looking at cases. Im toying with the idea of a new build in part because of a desire for a higher air flow case. It bothers me how many say they support X fans, but only come with a few installed. Im lazy and I want it done...
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    MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X

    The Strix default profile is very aggressive. I had to play around a lot to get it to my liking, which wasnt as easy as it should be due to the fact that currently there is an unknown fan offset on afterburner atm - presumably will be fixed in a future update of either the program and/or card. I...
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    ASUS Radeon RX 6800 XT STRIX OC Liquid Cooled

    Not really, their TUF series is worth the premium on any RTX30 model Ive seen. They do charge extra generally, and for sure on their ROG stuff. But the bigger issue atm is scalper tax being applied in so many places - can be hard to know what any of them are supposed to cost. Ive only bought...
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    Older Alienware PC - is it worth upgrading?

    Dont forget the option to sell the old machine to offset some of that cost. Just be clear with your goals OP before you spend any money. I think if you get to the point where you are considering also replacing the PSU, at that point I would say abort the upgrade plan and sell your PC and go for...
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    Older Alienware PC - is it worth upgrading?

    Keep in mind the PSU may not be able for a GPU that has triple the power consumption. But there is an upgrade path for the machine considering your wants OP. A newer low end GPU should be on your list of considerations, after your mentioned RAM and SSD plans.
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    AMD Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT Unboxing

    My GPU was in the mail when AMD lifted the curtain, but tbh I dont want to live without VRR. If AMD keep it up tho, perhaps next gen a change in monitor might be on the upgrade list ^_^
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Landing in January at $999

    When freshly launched, but even now 3090s are not vanishing in minutes as they were just a few weeks ago. Whether thats because of this possible card, or AMD, or the demand appeared to be stronger initially, then slowly but surely people are getting their 3090s now. Either way, if you see...
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    ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Gaming OC

    Its a fair guess, but actually my first thought was that they found these cards to be worth going premium out of the gate. I know its the first time Ive been excited to see what AMD are doing in a GPU in a long time.
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    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War System Requirements Revealed

    What a bizarre breakdown :s With each field either giving no indication of what the target is, or just a vague one, this just makes it pointless. At least Ubisoft bothers to state what the preset is, the resolution, and the frame rate target (even if its a joke that enthusiast is set to 4K30...
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    ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Gaming OC

    Agreed. Every RTX30 TUF seems premium and its MSRP (for whatever thats worth lol) is completely reasonable.
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    MSI Partners with Ubisoft to Launch Watch_Dogs: Legion with Ambient Link Features

    Can Ubisoft partner with not-being-a-**** and provide the keys to those who day1 purchased an RTX30.
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    RTX 3080 Crash to Desktop Problems Likely Connected to AIB-Designed Capacitor Choice

    https://www.overclock.net/threads/official-nvidia-rtx-3090-owners-club.1753930/page-67 Maybe, maybe not.