Recent content by c3k

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    How to get cigarette smoke smell out of video card?

    I tried that. Now, instead of smelling like tobacco, it smells like beer. I did use an IPA known for extra hops. Is that okay? ;)
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    Auctioneer puts Space Shuttle CPUs under the hammer

    Hmm...if they had workable GPUs in them, I would've made a bid. ;)
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    5800X3D gaming review

    Glad to hear that the 5800x3d seems to be another AMD hit. See my sig: I have a forlorn 2700x that is just begging to be replaced. Obviously, using the Trickle Down Upgrade Path (TDUP), I'll drop a new 5800x3d into my 5800x rig, use THAT in one of the 3700x, and then the 3700x replaces the...
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    5800x most popular processor?

    Look at my sig: I am very happy to do a drop-in replacement/upgrade. I'll be buying more of these. That gives AMD a huge advantage, to me, over Intel.
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    Time for a new card should I wait or grab one?

    Which one, and was it in stock or did you use N.E. shuffle?
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    3060 Ti Heat ... normal or did I just turn on the oven?

    Exactly. How many crotches are burning? How many times has YOUR crotch been on fire? What color is the smoke? Details, man, details...
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    3060 Ti Heat ... normal or did I just turn on the oven?

    Well, Fire Crotch, after being roasted by this hot reception, have you warmed up to this crowd yet? (I'll be here all week. Try the veal and tip the waitresses.)
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    The 6500xt and 6400: Meet your next gpu, PC gaming peasants.

    Am I thinking about these cards? Yes. I have new motherboards and processors, and old gpus. One is a GTX670. (See sig.)
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    Intel Arc Alchemist Xe-HPG Graphics Card with 512 EUs Outperforms NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (Leak)

    Jim at AdoredTV came back online within the last few weeks and produced a video documenting his outlook on Intel...and it's optimistic.
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    Right now? My GTX 670, rocking the extra vRAM: 4GB, baby. Oh, you noticed I said, "GTX 670"? Yeah, that's right. It's running my basement streaming rig...because the prices on new GPUs are ridiculous. So, it's my oldest GPU that's still running and it's doing a fine job.
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    DEAD - Seasonic 750 platinum $90 after rebate

    Thanks. I saw that on my Newegg email and grabbed one. I had wanted a Gold, but that Platinum deal makes it even cheaper than a brainer. Waiting on the UPS man.
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    **It's DEAD, Jim!** Logitech MX518 $19.99 and more on sale at Best Buy

    LOL... I literally had to shove a still-boxed MX518 out of the way of my G502 to open a new window for that ad. I may have a mouse fetish...
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    Chip or not

    While this seems correct, there are some additions/factors. A "basic American car" now has more speakers than the highest home stereo used to have. It has satellite navigation, lane-keeping, etc. It's performance, even for a minivan, exceeds what a muscle-car or high-performance car of that era...
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    X570 Motherboard Recommendations

    I'd love to see a link for that at $210. (Not being snarky. I've used 3 of them for builds.)
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    How bad is this blem?

    Your card is destroyed. If you keep using it, it'll short out your mobo, send a current into your cpu, and then back-fry your psu. Send it all to me. I'll dispose of it properly. ;) the above guys have said, a little smoothing of the backplate wouldn't hurt. As for that...