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    XFX Speedster MERC319 6900 XT paint chipping on fan shroud

    lol, I am too lazy to do a custom loop these days. Did it for years, but swapped hardware often enough that it became a PITA. Good news though, new shroud has shipped. I'll likely just hang onto it and mount it when it comes time to sell the card.
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    XFX Speedster MERC319 6900 XT paint chipping on fan shroud

    Yeah I have a 6900XT Nitro+ in my son's rig and I thought it was a pretty decent overclocker, but this XFX blows it away. Wonder if it can break 23k in the graphics score. EDIT: Nevermind. Answered that.
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    XFX Speedster MERC319 6900 XT paint chipping on fan shroud

    XFX responded to my ticket and offered to send me a new cooler/shroud. That is some pretty solid support right there. Decided to sell my 3090 FE since this XFX is super fast. Put the 3090 up on eBay and it sold almost instantly. Crazy.
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    XFX Speedster MERC319 6900 XT paint chipping on fan shroud

    Yeah so far it is pretty impressive. I have a RTX 3090 FE that I am likely going to just sell, pocket the extra $600 difference. In the meantime, I'll reach out to XFX and see if they can do anything about the chipping paint issue.
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    XFX Speedster MERC319 6900 XT paint chipping on fan shroud

    So this is interesting, I picked up a brand new XFX Speedster MERC319 6900 XT Black to mess about with. Before installing it, peeled off the plastic film on the shroud and blackplate and the paint came right off with it in multiple spots. Anyone seen that before? Outside the shoddy paint...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Except most offered are low res 1080p monitors I'd personally never want, ever. Except for the one 1440p 27", that is would be mildly interesting as a upgrade for my daughter.
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    Control - DLSS looks awesome

    I think by and large, DLSS in control works very well compared to native at 4k. Except I have noticed annoying shimmering on certain objects, examples being carpeting and floor grates where native 4k did not have this behavior. But that is a rare issue, while DLSS lets me run ray tracing at...
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    I Bought a 6900 XT Today!

    I ran a 5700XT since around release, but my experience was largely trouble free. If I recall I had a minor issue with one driver, but otherwise was great. Same with my 6900XT, it has been awesome and only issues were caused by a over zealous OC. Plopped my Nitro+ 6900XT in my son's rig and...
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    3090FE Thermalpad Replacement

    Swapped it out this evening, just on the backplate side using the thermalright 1.5mm pads. Did a quick test running the Port Royal stress test and memory peaked at 86C. Previously it would get to 94-96C at the end of the test. So for sure a improvement. This is with a moderate OC, +600...
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    3090FE Thermalpad Replacement

    Glad you got that sorted. I think I am just going to try the backplate thermal pad method first on my 3090 FE to get the memory temps down. See how that goes.
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    RTX 3090 [H] Owner's Official 3DMark Time Spy Leaderboard

    Decided today to open up the 3090 FE I scored a bit ago from BB as the draw to play with it became too great. Moved my Sapphire Nitro+ 6900XT to my son's rig. Stock air cooled card and stock bios. Slightly modified fan curve (60%-ish fan). 14193 Port Royal: https://www.3dmark.com/pr/982848...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    I made it as far as getting the verification codes on 3 card purchase attempts, but all went oos before I could complete.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Yeah I saw that, although even though I had an "Add to cart" button available, could never get anything to actually add to cart.
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    I Bought a 6900 XT Today!

    Yeah I'm really happy with my Nitro+. It has been rock solid. Plus it looks pretty good in my setup.
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    Hot? Shell Shocker @ newegg. XPG 2TB NVME Gen 4 on sale for $229.99

    I got one of these when they were on sale around Christmas time for a similar price. It should not really be considered a gen 4 drive, more like a gen 3 plus. It is faster than my Samsug 960 Evo. It thus far seems to be a decent drive for $230 (2TB), but there are for sure much faster out...
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