Recent content by CruisD64

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    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    Absolutely this. As someone who works on cars probably more than computers dialectrics grease is a wonderful thing. It prevents arc'ing which is what causes melting at electrical connection points. It also makes sure connections don't corrode over time where weather might affect it. Plus it has...
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    I have the FE and bought the Cablemod 4 to 1 cable. Looks nice. Card hasn't exceeded 65C while gaming with anything I've thrown at it. Definitely CPU limited in some games but at 150+ FPS in nearly every game I play I just laugh.
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    Gateway 14.1 and 15.6 1080p notebooks for $99 and $139

    My first Gateway was a P2 233 that I probably enjoyed more than any computer I ever owned. Played through most of the Monkey Islands with it and it was the first computer I put a graphics accelerator in. Monster 3D. OMG Quake 2 in Glide!!! Folks were buying Dell's but I always stood by the...
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    5800X at Microcenter for $200 + $25 coupon for new customers

    Ah, I assumed based on your sig that you are running a 1700. 1700 -> 5800X is a huge jump, but probably not worth it if you already have a 3700x.
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    5800X at Microcenter for $200 + $25 coupon for new customers

    The x3d is a gaming beast. I actually built a system around it. No regrets all!
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    5800X at Microcenter for $200 + $25 coupon for new customers

    Absolutely. That system even with a x370 would rip. Benchmarks show there isn't much difference between x370 and x570. Mem speeds matter a little but you'd get a huge boost.
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    5800X at Microcenter for $200 + $25 coupon for new customers

    Absolutely worth it if you don't want to upgrade entirely quite yet.
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    Radeon RX 6600M (in desktop form factor) for $133

    What? Is this trustworthy? If so the price is crazy. Would be great just to have a spare just in case.
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    Star Wars Collection 95% off at $9.91

    Ah. JK2. My favorite game of all time. Miss the dueling in MP. So good!!!
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    HP Omen 35x16 mouse pad - $11

    Whats the best way to clean these things? I bought one but I don't like it cause it gets nasty pretty quick since I usually eat lunch at my desk.
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    Worth upgrading from 9700K to 7700X ?

    If you were running AM4 already it would be a no brainer. 5800X3D all the way. In your situation I'd probably just wait. Time flies and the new year will be here before you know it. If the games you play are fun and you're not noticing performance issues while gaming then it's a no brainer. Pick...
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    AMD Ryzen 7 5700x for $199 at Newegg

    Can't really go wrong for 90 bucks!
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    AMD Ryzen 7 5700x for $199 at Newegg

    Wow! Smoking hot!!!
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    [DEAD] Powercolor RX 6700 XT $369

    Yeah, I have a 3080ti in my main desktop and a 6900xt in my HTPC gaming at 4k and I gotta say, the 6900xt is extremely impressive. Paired with FSR 2.0 where supported it just keeps getting better.
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    Upgrade path for old 1800X build

    Ditto. I run them in my mITX HTPC and my only complaint is cooling the 5800x3d. I'm running the Kraken X63 as well and it get's into the 80's under stress testing. Used to hit 90 easily with a 240MM evga cooler. Case is a Hyte Revolt 3. Overall I'm pretty happy and the temps aren't of any...