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    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    The Thermal Grizzly is 36 bucks if you can find it and I’m not opposed to paying a premium for it to support them. Maybe Thermalright ripped it off or maybe not but how many ways can a hunk of metal be milled to exactly for the socket and cpu in this case? Any other such product would probably...
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    MSI Vs. ASUS 6700 XT

    it’s not on your list but for price alone why not roll the dice. Power Color Fighter With your gift cards $269 plus tax is tempting.
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    What combo can cool a i9-12900?

    That Amazon case looks interesting especially for the price so nice find. OP may want to look hard at that one. I like the proportions but not crazy about the TG. Yeah plus one for tuning the cpu. I just checked “enforce all limits” in bios for my 12700k and loss in performance in anything...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Ah. Well not out if the weeds yet are we..
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Wow first time I have seen any FEs in stock around here at BB. I’m way past the point of looking at $400+ cards now. Looking to pick up a 6600 or xt for my sff box next.
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    Downgrade to upgrade?

    The AM4 platform will have longer legs as games get more multi threaded. The 6700k while still capable is hampered by its thread count already on some occasions. Unless you want to get into a ddr5 platform , meaning living with the 6700k and selling all your AMD stuff then upgrade sooner, I’d...
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    What combo can cool a i9-12900?

    I want to say it’s something like 33 liters so not sff - meaning 20L or less -but the Fractal Meshify C mini was the best all around compact mATX case for a long time. Maybe still is. The Noctua D15 fits as well as 315mm GPUs and has up to 280mm front aio support. This may take some gpu length...
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    What combo can cool a i9-12900?

    Nor I. I do a lot of sff building and wouldn’t compromise noise/temps to the levels needed for such a build personally.
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    What combo can cool a i9-12900?

    The Sliger S620 can take the D15. Still you may have to tune your 12900 for sustained loads like renders and such.
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    transient power consumption spikes

    I watched this last night. Super interesting and does bring up some valid concerns. Going forward regarding the rumored power needs of the next gen GPUs especially. I’m sticking to my principles of living in the 250W range of performance for heat and noise alone.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    I bought the Tuf 3070ti at 649 ( Newegg had that promo code for $50 off a while back) and the card is terrific. It performs as expected and stays cool. I would like the 3070s to be under 600 by now but at some point the extra 20-70 bucks is just putting in an hour or two of overtime at work vs...
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    12700K and Air cooling (Besides for Dark Rock Pro 4) Avoiding AIO

    Just one. The U12A has the better fans and of course you get two but this was on the shelf at Microcenter at the time. I’m pretty sure Gamers Nexus reviewed the Freezer 34 and liked it.
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    NVIDIA fined USD $5.5 million for hiding how many gaming GPUs were sold to crypto miners

    So like lunch money for them? Cost of doing business…. If you’re not cheatin’ you’re not tryin’ and all that bullshit.
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    12700K and Air cooling (Besides for Dark Rock Pro 4) Avoiding AIO

    I run mine under the U12S with the stock case fans in a O11 Air Mini case the temps are absolutely fine. My ambient temps are always cool at 19-21c where the PC sits for some context. I have been seeing mid 50s and 60s after gaming for hours. I can run some load tests if you want later tonight...
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    Gigabyte 6900xt $900 after rebate newegg

    Sharonville OH location has some interesting open box cards right now.