Recent content by StormNobleheart

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    Would it be naïve to sell my Vega 56 for $$$ to buy a better card "when" prices fall again?

    At those prices, I would likely sell-off the Vega 56 if you do not have an interest in mining yourself. I doubt you will sell that card for near that much in about six months or so. Use the Newegg Shuffles and such to get you another card, any card. If you enter it each day they run these...
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    What Z690 board are you eyeing?

    I am looking at the Asus Z690 Strix Hero. I will likely wait until Raptor Lake releases to upgrade to a new platform.
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    Q9650 vid 1.30 Oced 3.8G DDR3 1333 long term statistics

    I find this really awesome that some of these older platforms can run modern games. My dad still uses a Core 2 system I gave him back in 2008/2009. It is one of those Shuttle mini PC's. It currently has an old Radeon HD5830 in it. A few years ago I upgraded it with a Q8400 and 4GB of DDR2 800Mhz...
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    Nvidia GTX660 broke Alienware Aurora R12 motherboard

    Seems most likely that the motherboard went bad. I have used much older cards on recent systems, such as an 8800GTX or Radeon HD5830 without issue.
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    Ford Mustang Mach E Leak: Mustang goes Electric

    I was excited at first when I heard about Ford making an electric Mustang. Finally, something cool to compete with Tesla. Then, I saw that it was a flipping crossover instead of a sport coupe. Nuclear is the way to go to increase energy output for the power grid. Very efficient energy source and...
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    Do you even want to buy a CPU right now?

    With Alder Lake just around the corner, I would likely wait for that unless you can get a 10/11th gen CPU with a Z590 board very, very cheap. I would wait for the reviews before buying in case it does not perform well.
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    I need to build a 5600x system, MB & Ram advice

    I have been a fan of the Asus X570-E Strix motherboard. I have built three systems with those boards so far.
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    Leaks are trickling in but the Bionic A15 seems to be beating the Exynos 2200 for GPU performance

    It could be twice as fast as Samsung's new chip and I still would not buy it.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    And now unavailable.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    I managed to get an RTX 3060 on the Newegg Shuffle. I feel dirty that I paid more for it than what I paid for a GTX 1080 Strix two months after that card launched.
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    Well crap. I guess I wasted money on a new 4K Blu-ray drive for nothing when I built this rig. I wanted to have 4K Blu-ray playback on my computer as well. It was also the only reason I was looking to get a 4K monitor. Now, I feel really bad about the computer I built for my brother. The only...
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    So is all this madness still in full swing?

    I just paid more for a lower range graphics card (3060, Non-Ti) than I did for a top of the line card (1080) just a little more than five years ago. This stuff is insane and has become the new normal for years to come unfortunately. I may need to find other hobbies with how expensive cars...
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    Is This Fixable?

    As someone who does electronics assembly for a living, I would declare it scrap because of the torn-away pads. If they were just lifted slightly, you could repair them. You might get away with just leaving the memory chips off and repairing the other pulled components. Did they guy epoxy the...
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    Problem with the drivers of DFI LanParty motherboard

    I remember those days when they put anime characters on the shroud.
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    I could use some upgrade advice.

    I second what hititnquitit posted. Most of the original specifications appear good. I would go with a Ryzen 5000 series CPU and a newer GPU if you can get a hold of one at a reasonable price.