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    pitingres replied to the thread PSU wattage requirement.
    I seem to recall the 3080 can pull 350-ish watts peak. Add 250 peak for the CPU and 150-200 for the rest of it (being kind of generous), and you're pushing 800+ watts. Now, that's peak, and you're unlikely to max everything out all at once...
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    LOL! IT guy: "Costs are for the accounting people." Accounting: "Why tf do you think I have any idea what goes on in IT? I just pay the bills." It takes someone who knows not only what the costs are, but which costs are tied to what...
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    Many businesses operate using the theory "If it ain't broke while doing the CEO's key Monday report two weeks running, don't fix it." If there isn't someone watching all of the costs, direct and indirect, a lot of bad decisions will be made.
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    Basically, as long as AMD can sell parts at the current price, they aren't going to be motivated to cut prices. If I had to guess, I'd bet that a significant percentage, maybe as much as 1/4 or more, of individual CPU sales of Zen 3 are selling...
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    pitingres replied to the thread USB 3.0 HEADER SPLITTER?.
    You can't really "split" USB in the same sense as a fan splitter where it's just wiring. A USB Y splitter cable can drive one port or the other at any given time, but not both. You either need an add-in USB card, or some sort of internal USB hub.
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    pitingres replied to the thread Do I need to upgrade?.
    CPU and GPU performance are two independent things; the CPU doesn't "run" the GPU and you don't need a faster CPU just because you have a faster GPU. The faster GPU changes the CPU/GPU balance and you might, or might not, run into a CPU...
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    I have a version of the WD Blue, Crucial MX500, various Team units, and a Samsung 860. Unless you are doing something unusual, they are all pretty much of a muchness. I'd say just buy whatever has a price you like and don't worry about it.
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    Plus he does the same thing over on pcpartpicker with a different username. To the OP: Kid, either you worry too much or you're trolling. Quit posting about every little glitch. Even if I cared, there's no way to diagnose a one-off problem...
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    The way I read the OP's request is to get PCIe 4.0 bandwidth to a PCIe 4.0 device, out of double the number of PCIe 3.0 lanes. I don't see anywhere in the 7505 description where it says that it does that.
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    I don't think the 7505 does what OP wants. It is PCIe 3.0 compatible, but I don't see anything saying that it pairs 3.0 lanes to get 4.0 lanes. I suspect that if you stick the 7505 into a PCIe 3.0 slot, you get 3.0 speeds.
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    You're looking for an up-converter that takes 2k version N-1 lanes and transforms it into k version N lanes, right? As toast0 said, I imagine that it's possible in theory, but I've never heard of such a part. There would be almost no demand for...
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    With the PSU mounted where it is, I'd say it's hopeless. Give it up.
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    Looks to me like a job for a couple drops of superglue...
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    pitingres replied to the thread Is X570 the last AM4 Chipset?.
    X570S was a minor refresh of X570. As far as "the last" AM4 chipset, I suspect it would be either B550 or A520, whichever was last. To answer what I think you were asking, no, I don't think we'll see any more AM4 chipsets.
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    Problem with blindly going up in PSU power rating is that your typical load will likely shift down on the efficiency curve. Many PSU's are at their worst at lower power draws. If there's no realistic chance of needing the extra power, I...
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    Yes, get the Hynix. Your laptop doesn't support PCIe 4.0 in the first place; and, for most use cases, the PCIe 4.0 advantage is so small it can't be noticed. (You need to get up into multi gigabytes of sequential transfer before it starts...
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    I use my laptop for similar things and I can get by, just barely, with 256GB. If you've been managing 128GB all this time, I suspect that 500 GB would be enough. As for which one, doesn't matter, buy on price.
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    pitingres replied to the thread old school SLI on Ryzen mobo?.
    As I recall, the X370 and X470's both supported multiple GPU's via SLI.
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    So what? As long as the SSD doesn't fail, using up lifetime is right and proper and how it works. To repeat, the amount of writing suggested by the OP will come nowhere near using up the drive lifetime endurance even after 10 years, and if the...
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    Because hard drives are noisy and slow, and because this small amount of writing wouldn't disturb even a crappy QLC drive, even continued for a few years.
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