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    Gigabyte Reveals First GeForce RTX 3090 With a Blower Design

    Depends on the size of the actual heatsink under the shroud. Those images are renders and so are no help determining that, but if it's like AMD's blower designs with a hilariously tiny copper square under the big blower cover, it could be an issue.
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    Just want to extend a big fat middle finger to every major hardware review site/channel out there

    Obsessing over the amount of memory on graphics cards has to be one of the most adorable and harmless fixations possible. We need more such fluff to distract us from the dark, pre-apocalyptic world of today.
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    Cyberpunk 2077's Minimum & Recommended Specs Revealed

    Unless a resolution and framerate is stated, min/rec specs generally mean anything from 2 to 20 FPS at 1920x1080 and 480x240, respectively.
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    Are EVGA's Z490 boards as gimmicky as they appear, or are there really people who think having only 2 DIMM slots will make any difference?

    I was looking at the three boards in EVGA's Z490 lineup and there was something bugging me that I couldn't quite put my finger on. It took a fair few minutes going over the images before it struck me - there are only two RAM slots! But wait, maybe it's ITX and-- oh, EATX. I already knew the...
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    Same thing every time a new generation of hardware is released, whether console or PC component. I gave up on launch days long ago because you cannot beat the Chinese bots and scummy resellers. Even preorder windows are a fucking joke now since they are bought out instantly because there are...
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    EVGA B-stock 1080ti $349

    Like right now.
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    EVGA B-Stock 2080ti $550 11G-P4-2280-RX

    I knew I wouldn't get in on a 3080 before the gougers and resellers anyway so picked up the 2080ti. It's not ideal, but for the price and the fact it could be several months before 3080s can be found at MSRP, I can live with it. Just glad to finally be rid of this 5700 XT.
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    8+4 EPS: Last 4 pins of PCI-E cable fit, but is it safe?

    Thanks. EPS is standardized then? Any ATX-EPS cable on, say Amazon, will work?
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    8+4 EPS: Last 4 pins of PCI-E cable fit, but is it safe?

    I don't know if my PSU(HX1000i) came with two 4+4 cables and I lost one or it was always just one, but until now I haven't needed both. I found that four pins on a pcie cable fit perfectly in the 4-pin connector, but is it safe to use? It's irrelevant whether or not the extra EPS connector is...
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    Massive performance reduction since installing an ASRock Z390 Taichi.

    I've been experiencing stutters, frame drops, and all around sluggishness in games and general OS tasks since switching to this ASRock board. I have tried everything I can think of including countless combinations of BIOS settings and a complete format and reinstall. Even while writing this the...
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    Ryzen 9 3900X or 3950X - $399.99 or $687.99 from Newegg on eBay

    I hope at least a few people who will actually use the CPU got one before resellers bought them out.
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    Mech keyboard with at least 12 macro keys?

    I have my hotbars set up to match the hotkey positions and I don't trust my brain enough to learn another layout: Thanks for the replies. During my extensive search for a solution I noticed that many of the people reporting the issue were using an ASRock Z390 TaiChi. Strangely, it's simpler...
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    Mech keyboard with at least 12 macro keys?

    Is there a currently available keyboard with a separate macro pad similar to the K95? I upgraded some hardware and now CUE/iCUE causes mass system stutters and unstable FPS in games. Exiting cue clears up all issues. I can find no solution, but I need the 18 macro keys or the MMO I enjoy would...
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    I think I am going to cry

    This no-stock and price gouge situation almost makes me want to check out a Best Buy B&M. Almost.
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    Can a motherboard take out memory when its RAM slots fail?

    Had an MSI board die, the cause of which turned out to be the simultaneous death of all four RAM slots. Just got a new board and now only two of my DIMMs work. Was this a astronomically unlikely coincidence or did the MSI board kill my RAM?
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