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    Hypothetical Question - Do lower power/lower end GPUs last longer?

    I guess only GPU engineers can answer that question. The rest of us can only guess from our experiences. I've had one Asus GTX 670 die on me after a year or so. The second one (also the exact same card) lasted for years after that and it also eventually died. My 1080Tis never died but they were...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    I know there are ITX cases where you can put a 360 CPU AIO and another 240 radiator (I'd probably get one of those high-end AIO 240 GPUs) and a few fans. I've seen some people do custom watercooling (hardline!) in ITX and it's just amazing they have the patience for that, lol. Computer building...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    I live in Sweden, the heat is not a problem even during the summer. The setup with its 15 fans (13 case and 2 gpu) is very silent. I'd rather have many silent fans than few loud ones. And the looks fit well in the theme of my apartment. I will never build a hardline box again. That's too much...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    I'm more about aesthetics nowadays than top performance. It's more fun to build something special than just throw parts together and call it a day. I have built basically everything there is except LN2 cooling system. From ITX to tower ATX to hardline custom cooling box that cost me above...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    I have a PS5 if I want to play more games. This 3060 is supposed to be a temporary solution. It plays WoW, Lost Ark, Guild Wars 2 just fine at 4k which I found to be very surprising. I did not expect this much from it. The problem is I need a white GPU for my system. I don't want to overpay for...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    I just bought a 3060 because I couldn't live with integrated GPU. I wanted to play some MMORPGs like WoW and edit videos. Found one for €400 which is more expensive than usual, but I wanted a white card for my all white build. Well, color me surprised, but this 3060 is able to run everything at...
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    Gaming in your 40s

    I just turned 38 and yeah, not quite there yet, but curious enough to read, (almost) (b)old enough to comment. Reading the posts got me a bit worried, although when I read between the lines, the hidden message is "don't get kids". Fortunately I have none. It keeps me young at heart and the 24...
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    Help with overclocking 12600k, it doesn't want to stay at oc speed

    It's on now, but turning it off didn't do anything. I think there must be some wierd bug with the bios. If I change core 0 from 5.3ghz to 5.1ghz and then back to 5.3ghz, it still stays at 5.1ghz in Windows and doesn't want to go above. Even though I did not do any other changes. I have to load...
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    Help with overclocking 12600k, it doesn't want to stay at oc speed

    So I'm trying to get the best out of my 12600k because reasons :) I'm sure you understand. I am able to run it (GHz, per p-core) 5.3, 5.1, 5.1, 5.1, 5.1, 5.1 and e-cores at 4.1GHz. V-core at 1.29v. I have 2 problems with the above. Problem 1: When running Cinebench R23 single core benchmark...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Tell me again how Nvidia/AMD will self-sabotage selling their cards at twice the MSRP. Next-gen is going to be paper launch for the whole 2022.
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    Now is the worst time to buy a new stationary computer?

    Bumping my own thread. I actually decided to build a new computer, some 8 months after I created this thread. The main reason is that I got tired of my old PC and wanted something new. I'm sure you know the feeling. And also new LGA1700 supporting pretty much everything next-gen as well as...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    So according to rather accurate leaks, 4070 is on par with 3090. That will be interesting. About €700 for a €2000+ card. Excited to see if there will be any GeForce info on Computex tomorrow (there probably will). I can see Nvidia doing this, but limiting 4070 to 8gb or 10gb. If 4080 is at 450w...
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    Pimax mystery box

    Lol they're selling mystery boxes with random shit in. Well at least it's not selling for more than what a new headset costs. But on another side it's refurbished, so.... They're also doing the same for accessories.
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    External soundcard/DAC for Sennheiser RS 175 headphones

    So I'm getting rid of my integrated sound card as I'm unhappy with Creative Command app that is very buggy for me (currently using SoundBlasterX AE-5 Plus). I've been looking at: Creative G6 (€150) (I'm a bit wary of their drivers as they have sucked for me even with older Z and ZxR cards)...
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    Upgrade or wait: mid 2022 edition

    Hmmmm, I think the smartest thing to do would be to wait. In a month or two people are going to start panic selling their cards, so regardless if you're after the current or next gen, you should just hoooooold for a little more. I sold my 3080 in April so when the new cards are announced I'll...
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