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    USPS sending 4 free at home covid tests.

    Ordered! Thanks OP! :D
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    Asus Z690 Strix-E vs Gigabyte Aorus Master

    Is there any particular must-have feature one board offers over the other? If not, then just return the Gigabyte board.
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    So after 5 years, my 980TI is dying. What should I do to avoid a 1K card purchase?

    Try to find a used 3060 for a ~$625.00. It's pretty close to a 1080Ti in performance, and would be a nice upgrade over your 980Ti.
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    Upgrading from 8700K to 12600K worth it?

    Since this is mostly about helping your son I would say it's a fine move, but if you're only going for a 12600K I would recommend waiting for cheaper B660 boards to pair it with.
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    4c/8t 6700k (stock) vs 6c/12t 3960x (4.7ghz oc) for my son in laws first PC. Need advise

    Skylake architecture + DDR4 support is the better choice here.
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    [DEAD] i7-12700K $299.99 Micro Center In-Store Only

    I hope so. But bots and scalpers will keep prices high on everything.
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    EVGA 1000 P2 PSU @ EVGA $169.99, usually $329

    Kudos to Newegg for matching the deal. (y)
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    EVGA 1000 P2 PSU @ EVGA $169.99, usually $329

    Thanks OP! 👍 I already have an EVGA 850P2, but this was too good to pass up at this price. I'll switch over and keep my 850W P2 as an emergency backup. :smug:
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    12600k 12700k already getting big price cuts.

    They've also cut prices on the 5800X as well. Pretty nice deal for a great all-around CPU. :smug:
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    Samsung 980 Pro 2TB $279 at Newegg

    Are you going to RAID them?
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    Warm? Western Digital SN850 1TB PCI-E4x4 = $149.99 A/R @ Newegg

    Newegg has the Western Digital SN850 1TB PCI-E4x4 on sale for $164.99 - $15 instant rebate = $149.99. :happy: According to PCPartPicker this is the lowest price this drive has been, and is one of the better PCI-E 4x4 drives out there.
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    Best way to get a 12900 without getting scalped?

    I bet Best Buy will go online only, like they eventually did for the RTX 3xxx cards. I'm sure they don't want to deal with the lines of people camping outside their store.
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    Asus ROG Z690 Motherboards Will Only Support DDR5, DDR4 For Other Models

    Newegg Shuffle might be the best way. Although they'll probably bundle them with some god-awful exploding PSU or something. Actually....nah...they wouldn't do something like that. :whistle:
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    HOT: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G $304 new @ Newegg's Ebay store

    Here's a nice comparison of the 5700G vs. 5800x at equal clock speeds. (y) Even though the 5700G only has 16MB of cache vs. 32MB of the 5800x it doesn't seem to be too big of a detriment. FWIW...the 11700K also only has 16MB of cache.
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    Seasonic FOCUS 850w Platinum = $110.99 after IR + MIR @ Newegg

    Yeah, there was a code but it looks like it's ended now. :( Maybe some other deals will pop up.