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Le sigh..

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Ok got the 43" iiyama back on Monday, works this time and it's the repaired same one i sent back 5 weeks ago lol. HDR is a bit weird, if you only set it on on the OSD, it puts brightness to max and locks it, if you set it to on also in windows, it's a bit dimmer unless you fine tune the SDR a little, but no use having it use 50w more for desktop use. Sadly because it has HDMI 2.0, PS5 only benefits from 0.4ms response time, HDR at 4k60 isn't possible with full RGB range.

I've settled on 110% scaling because i'm not 25 anymore, might get used to 100% scaling but wouldn't risk it lol. Freesync work only up to 120hz, without it 144hz is fine. Sitting around 1m away, still have to get used to having to look around into the corners to see time and stuff.

Will see after a week or two if i'll keep it or sell it and buy a 32" dell for 100€ more or a 43" gigabyte for 200€ more. Would maybe like a brighter HDR and HDMI 2.1 for the PS5, but for 4K gaming it'll do i guess. Just need a card that does 144fps on AAA titles which might be a problem :D
 

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I don't understand this, why? 5900x really isn't that far behind in gaming.
I know.. but as I age I find I am enjoying silence a little more. And if I can cool a 5900X then a X3D should be a walk in the park.. hopefully :)

And the way I run my 5900, it chews power when it’s in use
 
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Even a USB 2.0 with good micro SD card is fine for pretty much anything outside of load time performance, but the OS and API is still the ultimate storage bottleneck until direct storage hurries up and fixes archaic code Microsoft's been too lazy to address prioritizing virtually anything else, but it.
 
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I know.. but as I age I find I am enjoying silence a little more. And if I can cool a 5900X then a X3D should be a walk in the park.. hopefully :)

And the way I run my 5900, it chews power when it’s in use

I have to admit... the idea of 95 celsius being normal... bugs me a bit. hopefully raptor lake takes the gaming crown and can be good on temps. then hopefully i can pair it with a rdna3 7800 xt at msrp. that's my goal this year. if it fails, then I don't know, will just enjoy my PS5 until things get back to normal.
 
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Ok got the 43" iiyama back on Monday, works this time and it's the repaired same one i sent back 5 weeks ago lol. HDR is a bit weird, if you only set it on on the OSD, it puts brightness to max and locks it, if you set it to on also in windows, it's a bit dimmer unless you fine tune the SDR a little, but no use having it use 50w more for desktop use. Sadly because it has HDMI 2.0, PS5 only benefits from 0.4ms response time, HDR at 4k60 isn't possible with full RGB range.
Saw your build on pcpartpicker. Nice work! :)
 
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And if I can cool a 5900X then a X3D should be a walk in the park.
Looking forward to what your FC140 can do, it should perform close to my Assassin. With CO -30 the X3D runs quite cool and is super efficient. MT is practically the same as the regular 5800X with lower power draw.
 
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Returning the Flare X5 I bought previously and went with the slightly better latency Trident Z5.

Going to try with air first, and if that fails, buy a stupid AIO.


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i was waiting for someone to post up with the 7000-series spec :p

Once up n running your feedback would be appreciated. If you end up undervolting... those observations would be helpful too
 

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Returning the Flare X5 I bought previously and went with the slightly better latency Trident Z5.

Going to try with air first, and if that fails, buy a stupid AIO.


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why did you go for the msi over the asrock of the similar price? the asrock has 12k black caps vs the cheaper and less shelf life silver caps the MSI is using
 
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i got a 7700x in my cart. i haven't caved yet, but I am getting there. i already know i don't want intel is the thing, and now that i know th -30 undervolt fixes the 95 celsius thingy, with almost no performance loss... seems like a good buy to me. and then i can sell the 7700x when the 7800x 3d comes out and just slot it in.

haven't decided yet. lol
 
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why did you go for the msi over the asrock of the similar price? the asrock has 12k black caps vs the cheaper and less shelf life silver caps the MSI is using

For purely scientific reasons.

1. I'm really familiar with the MSI BIOS
2. Excellent experience with a Z490, B550, and Z690 in the same line
but mostly
3. Every time I see AsRock, all I can think of is:

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Well, I can play at medium if it's needed. Hell, I truly got to PC gaming with a GF4 Ti 4200 in 2005 and I still enjoyed games :)
My Asus A7N8X-X from 2004=I don't have it anymore, because I don't have the stuff to replace the caps with! The Chemi-Con KZG caps suddenly failed with bulging and leaking in the mid-2010s!

Seems that possibly 2004 was the worst year for their KZG series!

Yeah I will probably toy around with the undervolt a bit more this was just a first try if its stable. :)
Currently draws around 185W which is alright with me, boost clock is set to a stable 1980 MHz atm.
I'm happy with my RX 6750 XT, even when it's easily a 220W card in extremely heavy tasks! Even the RX 6600 XT that I got in very-late-March, will spank my now-defunct RX 5600 XT at 1980 MHz (with "jailbreak" VBIOS mod) In '21, I was able to get my Navi10 to 1980 MHz at 1137 mV and do long GTA V gaming sessions.
 
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I'm happy with my RX 6750 XT, even when it's easily a 220W card in extremely heavy tasks! Even the RX 6600 XT that I got in very-late-March, will spank my now-defunct RX 5600 XT at 1980 MHz (with "jailbreak" VBIOS mod) In '21, I was able to get my Navi10 to 1980 MHz at 1137 mV and do long GTA V gaming sessions.

Yeah I was also brainstorming between 6700 XT or 3060 Ti at the exact same price 'second hand' but then my curiosity side got the better of me and went with the 3060 Ti just to play around with RT and DLSS even tho I know that the 6700 XT was the better longer term option. 'bit better raster performance and more Vram..'

After some trial and error since this is my first RT card, I've settled with 1950 MHz core and 980 mV cause my previous undervolt turned out to be unstable when I had the card completely maxed out with RT enabled.
Pure raster stress was okay but when I had RT on top it was freezing/crashing so I tinkered a bit more and now its been stable for a week now at the current settings and still keeps my system's total power draw under 300W or so which was my goal. 'I have a power meter plugged in'
 
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