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    Is It Worth Upgrading My GPU At This Point?

    I generally agree with jobert - I think the i5 will hold you back in quite a few games with a 6700XT. Will you get an overall boost? Sure, definitely, but you're going to be heavily CPU limited in almost any modern game. Early last year my brother has a skylake i5 paired with a 2080 and he was...
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    Intel 2022 Keynote

    It’s a weird graph. It took me a triple take to figure what the hell is going on. I'm back and forth to whether or not I think they should have even mentioned the X3D on that chart.
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    AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Reviews

    What were you expecting exactly? You're showing us a chart where $300 CPU's are performing on par with $500-800 chips. Clearly a beefier CPU is going to have minimal effect with a GPU bottleneck, as it does in most modern games in 4k. As someone that does a lot of encoding, the productivity...
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    What video card for Plex? I used this with a 1660ti and I got 6 1080p transcodes without a hitch.
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    Digitaltrends Top 6 Nvidia Cards of All Time List. Agree or disagree?

    It seems like they're mentioning generations and not the refreshes inside of them - the summary of the 1080 does mention the Ti and the performance increase it had. With that said, I personally believe the 1080ti was one of, if not the best card Nvidia has ever made. The card was a monster.
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    I’ll mostly stay out of this laptop gaming argument, but a quick anecdote as an avid gamer and road warrior that has a higher-end gaming laptop, I rarely use it and know no-one that games on the road. It seems extremely niche to me – if you game (outside of mobile devices), travel or move around...
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    A couple of months ago, my brother brought me into the custom keyboard world as a birthday gift. I've switched things around a bit. Here's my current setup: Mouse: Logitech G Pro Wireless Keyboard: IDOBAO ID80 Crystal (75%) Akko ASA Clear/White caps EG Aqua King Linear 62g switches Some...
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    Daily Mining Profits

    I shut mine off the other day. After electricity costs, I would have maybe been netting $2-3 a day, and that's before ETH dropped another $500. I think my mining run is over - grossed ~$8k over the past 15 months which isn't too shabby for not spending any extra money on GPU's or mining hardware.
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    Would using the M.2 port directly under the GPU matter in terms of temperatures?

    All different models and controllers (see red text in image), so it's not the best anecdote, but the ADATA SSD directly under my GPU is actually the coolest by a good margin. The 970 EVO below the GPU is actually wedged between a Thunderbolt card and a 10GbE card, which is likely why it is much...
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    WTB: i5/i7 4th Gen/Xeon and GPU

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    Samsung 2TB 980 Pro $229 from Dell

    Not getting the $50 popup unfortunately, but definitely a great deal if you can get it to work. Edit: it finally popped up after refreshing the page ~30 minutes later. Ordered and 5000 points pending.
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    What's an ideal windows antivirus to use when mining?

    I used Webroot for many years and I could not get it to work with miners even if you whitelisted the executables or folders. Switched to Malwarebytes because of that and it's been fine.
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    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    I think I'm done mining RTM for now. Not a fan of the extra heat and power from the 5950x/3900xt. I was still getting anywhere from 50-90 RTM a day. I'll sit on 10k in case it ever pumps in price.