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    5600x undervolting guides?

    Thank you!
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    5600x undervolting guides?

    I would appreciate any assistance (links) that you have found useful in undervolting a 5XXX series CPU. I am attempting to keep the chip as cool as possible and to minimize the chip having to throttle itself. Thank you ...
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    3060 Ti Heat ... normal or did I just turn on the oven?

    My idle temps for the CPU and GPU in the Fractal Define R5 with two (2) case fans are at about 52C each. It is only when I run just about any game (even a simple one) that the temps go up (mid 70s C) and the air under my desk becomes noticeably hot. I was running a 1660 Ti and never noticed...
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    3060 Ti Heat ... normal or did I just turn on the oven?

    I just completed my latest build, including a Gigabyte B550 MB, 5600X (stock cooler), and an eVGA 3060 Ti video card, and a Corsair 750W PS all mounted within a Fractal Define R5 case. The rig that was replaced included a very old MB, a 3770K, and a 1660 Ti video card. It never gave me any...
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    Determining RAM compatibility for a new motherboard?

    Thank you for the wonderful replies so far. Sorry I did not provide more specifics. I am using a 5600X and am hoping to use 32 GB of DDR4 3600, or perhaps 3200 CL16 with faster timings.
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    Determining RAM compatibility for a new motherboard?

    Backstory: I am building my first system in 5 years. I am a fanboy on neither OEM so this time I decided to go with a Ryzen build. I have purchased a Gigabyte Aorus Pro AC MB (B550), a new power supply (Corsair), and just received my new processor. I plan to use a 3060 Ti that my son...
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    New gaming PC build: AMD 5600X/AM4 or Intel 12600K/LG1700? You advice is appreciated!

    Did you find it here?: Custom90s FS thread I appreciate the advice ... I've already been in contact with him.
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    New gaming PC build: AMD 5600X/AM4 or Intel 12600K/LG1700? You advice is appreciated!

    Could anyone recommend a (very) good B550 or X570 AM4 motherboard ... perhaps one they used in a personal build? Experience is the greatest teacher! Thank you!
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    New gaming PC build: AMD 5600X/AM4 or Intel 12600K/LG1700? You advice is appreciated!

    Thank you all for your responses. I've pretty much decided to go with the 5600X. The CPU is almost 4X faster than my current CPU, which does everything I want it to well. What is tipping the balance for me is the efficiency of the chips (max TDP of 65W versus 150W). A cooler case is a happy...
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    New gaming PC build: AMD 5600X/AM4 or Intel 12600K/LG1700? You advice is appreciated!

    I build a new PC to game every 5-10 years. Knowing that my PC (3770K w/1660Ti) was getting a little long-in-the-tooth, my very gracious son sent me a new EVGA 3060Ti for Christmas. We talked, and decided that either an AMD 5600x or the new Intel 12600K would be the best for me. Both have...
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    Tesla owner blows up his Model S with dynamite over $22,000 battery replacement

    Battery degradation is one of the major issues facing the widespread adoption of EVs. The Nissan Leaf is a prime example of the problems that face owners when purchasing these vehicles. The batteries in these vehicles are not cooled so they degrade quickly. Until someone solves this problem...
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    I'm new to VR and looking for a setup to play Steam games. Please advise ...

    I posted my config above. I have an old 3770K with 16GB memory and a 1660Ti and the Steam VR tester states that I am good to go. Was concerned that my system wouldn't have enough horsepower.
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    I'm new to VR and looking for a setup to play Steam games. Please advise ...

    OK, based upon the excellent information shared in this thread (especially by Chief Buster), I am looking at purchasing either a (new) Oculus Quest 2 ($300 plus tax) ... OR ... a sightly used Oculus Rift S ($200 with no tax). Which should I purchase and why? Thank you ...
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    I'm new to VR and looking for a setup to play Steam games. Please advise ...

    Outstanding feedback! Thank you! Yeah, it appears that Quest 2 is the way to go ... but Facebook ... what's up with that? I know FB bought Oculus back in 2014 but requiring a login? BTW, connecting via "AirLink (or Virtual Desktop) to your SteamVR" interests me. I checked it out ... easy. I...
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