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    Building shelves

    Screwing into end grain is typically not advised for supports. Pocket screws are generally preferred.
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    How to get cigarette smoke smell out of video card?

    I'd be surprised if this card even needs a fan...the HS should be enough.
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    How to get cigarette smoke smell out of video card?

    It's been in the garage for 2 weeks to no avail... :(
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    How to get cigarette smoke smell out of video card?

    This crossed my mind as well, but wasn't sure. I didn't *think* it would harm the contacts, but I wasn't sure about the PCB itself. Could this also be sprayed in the fan housing?
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    How to get cigarette smoke smell out of video card?

    Having cleaned stuff (processors, HSF, etc) with IPA, but never a whole card, I was thinking that, but wasn't positive if I could douse the whole thing. Also, do I need 90%+?
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    How to get cigarette smoke smell out of video card?

    I needed a "new" PCIe-powered GPU (so no external power connections), and found a good deal on one on Facebook Marketplace. It never even occurred to me to ask if it was from a non-smoking environment. After I picked it up, I could barely make the drive home with it. It stinks something bad...
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    Gamestop: Firecuda 530 1TB - $110

    Seems to be a good deal. Their fastest SSD, with a Heatsink, compatible with PS5. https://www.gamestop.com/pc-gaming/pc-components/hard-drives-ssds/products/seagate-1tb-firecuda-530-internal-ssd-with-heatsink-playstation-5-compatible/11171996.html?bt=true
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    Should I upgrade? 3700X/X470 > 5950X/X570

    Radeon 6800xt reference. I've not heard of staxrip. I use Handbrake for my ripping. That work is all currently done on my other box though, and it only has a 5450 in it. At most, I'd only be able to put a Vega64 in it right now.
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    Should I upgrade? 3700X/X470 > 5950X/X570

    Selling the 5950X is also an option. I'll look into that.
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    Should I upgrade? 3700X/X470 > 5950X/X570

    I'm really only looking at it because it's a bundle. I can get the entire bundle for $650 (5950X, Aorus X570 mobo, 32GB PC4000 Corsair RAM). I would agree about all the 5950X otherwise, and wouldn't chase it. Regarding the next gen....if I am topping out current gen, it could be a good while...
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    Should I upgrade? 3700X/X470 > 5950X/X570

    Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi is my motherboard. https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/X470-AORUS-GAMING-7-WIFI-rev-10#kf I guess I'm unfamiliar with how to tell whether there is good VRM cooling.
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    Should I upgrade? 3700X/X470 > 5950X/X570

    Curious whether this upgrade would be worth it. I currently have a 3700X running on an X470 motherboard, 32GB RAM. I can get a good buy on a 5950X running on an X570 motherboard. Is this a worthwhile upgrade? I know Zen4/AM5 is not terribly far away, but I also know it will be expensive to...
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    Too many video card flavors

    I listed the brand in the edit. It is nVidia https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-ti-8gb-gddr6x-pci-express-4-0-graphics-card-dark-platinum-and-black/6465789.p?skuId=6465789
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    Too many video card flavors

    Thanks! I always went to [H] for reviews...I'll definitely check out thefpsreview.com
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