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    Fractal Torrent

    AHA. I'll agree to agree to disagree with you. So we are now, agreed. On some things. =P and this would be correct when it applied to old cases from the 90's and early 2000's like my Antec Plus 1080 from 20 years ago. There is a reason why the Torrent was designed this way for silent high air...
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    Fractal Torrent

    I've used a t-probe to measure the PSU temps in the Torrent upper compartment compared to a bottom mounted PSU case (a 5000D airflow when I was initially deciding between the two), and temps in the PSU with no fan spin, were actually a good few degrees lower because the Torrent has so much...
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    Fractal Torrent

    If you have a good quality PSU, temps/fan noise wont really be a problem. As for cable management, if you use a lot of extensions, expect to put in a little more work, but don't worry too much about it. As for replacing fans, I would not as most of the case price has the fan cost baked in -...
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    1000 G6 or 1600 P+ for 4090?

    Given the way things are heading, I'd personally keep the 1600w unit for peace of mind. On the other hand, if you want, you could wait for ATX3.0 version units and bypass all of the confusion regarding the new 12VHPWR connectors....
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    What would an EVGA 4090 Look Like?

    I wish they’d made a few of them and made them look ridiculous to just mess with Nvidia and push all their buttons. Then of course ditch the market as they deem so. Glorious mike drop!
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    Nvidia RTX 3080 FE RMA experience

    To be fair, there isn’t anything functionally wrong with the replacement card other than its OC ability compared to my old unit - but that’s the lottery of things. Nvidia were sharp in getting the replacement to me without too much fuss. Having said that, I’ve read of others getting brand...
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    Nvidia RTX 3080 FE RMA experience

    Exactly why I had to do it. I think I was too late in the card’s market cycle for there to be any brand new replacement condition cards to be left since manufacturing stopped a while ago.
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    Nvidia RTX 3080 FE RMA experience

    I thought that too at the time….whilst I face the realities of using my GTX 680 as my backup card lol should have kept one of my 980ti’s from my sLI setup instead of putting them in the family pc’s at home!
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    Nvidia RTX 3080 FE RMA experience

    Long story short, sent in my launch 3080 FE in for warranty repair for a dead DP. Got a replacement card in a week. However, the card is definitely inferior to what I had. Compared the serial numbers, the replacement is a RF2, which is refurbished (as was clearly labeled on the package lol)...
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    Nvidia "unlaunches" the 4080 12GB

    I suspect cards would have sold at their price wherever they ended up. I would have expected it, given the prices people were still willing to over-pay in the last two years. This was nvidia testing the limits of what consumers would tolerate. The 4080 cards are over priced, and the 12GB...
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    Nvidia "unlaunches" the 4080 12GB

    Good. Should have been called a 4070 or perhaps a 4060 in the first place. Nevertheless, people still would have bought the thing anyway.
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    How long is a 12700k setup good for?

    It will last as long as it satisfies your use case. If it doesn’t feel slow, keep the cash. Go travel or something.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Upgrade when you feel sluggishness in what you do. If gaming, and at high resolutions 1440p and greater, you will be almost always GPU limited. Save the $ for future GPU upgrades, when they become worth it again.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    lol power consumption nowadays. oh dear.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Yeah, I think I'll stick to my policy of skipping generations unless there is something major. I liked how in the price chart they conveniently left out the current prices of 3080/3070 lol They wouldn't even mention prices of older products in presentations past. Bring it on AMD, give me a...
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