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    Intel 10th Gen rebuild/Uprade Help

    That's fair. I am running the Cooler Master Hyper 212 in Push/Pull configuration. Idle temps are around 36C. The PC oddly seems to be worst when idling. I have run several stress tests (Furmark, Cinebench, Memtest) and it handles those as expected, but seemingly just freaks out when it's not...
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    Intel 10th Gen rebuild/Uprade Help

    Howdy, [H]. My current build is as follows: i7-10700 Gigabyte H470 AORUS PRO AX Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-2933 CL16 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV The build itself has been... meh. I've built several machines before, and...
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    Budget upgrade for a 2011LGA build

    I've been milling over this list. I've decided I don't want to mess with stock issues.I suspect GPU pricing may change next week, so that's really a placeholder card. I appreciate any feedback folks might have. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($304.99 @...
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    How long do you trust your PSU?

    I remember those reviews. They are probably why I bought mine. God I miss Hardocp.
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    How long do you trust your PSU?

    I have a Seasonic X-1050 1050W that's been in the system for nearly 8 years. The warranty was 5 years. It's been bulletproof. Never overclocked, and frankly, probably never used at 50% capacity. I'm doing a significant system refresh. Should I trust it moving forward, or retire it for a new one?
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    Old and Uninformed: I need to replace an 8-year old GTX 680. What's the best $200-300 card?

    My LGA build was severely underutilized from a hardware perspective. To be frank, the motherboard (Asus Rampage IV Formula) was probably wasted on me, and I'll probably never buy a motherboard of that tier again. The 5970 GPU also put a sour taste in my mouth when it came to SLI/Crossfire...
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    Old and Uninformed: I need to replace an 8-year old GTX 680. What's the best $200-300 card?

    So it's been a couple of weeks since I posted this, but I figured I'd update. Firstly, my LGA2011 build is dead. It randomly crashed the other day and would not turn on. As it turns out, the Corsair H80 had sprung a leak flooding the CPU socket and essentially running, well, everywhere. It...
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    CORSAIR H80 Leaked. Is the coolant conductive?

    Thank you for this suggest. The CPU socket was literally flooded with the stuff, and I found it on numerous other components. Best case scenario, I can fix it. Worst case scenario, I guess it's finally upgrading time....
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    CORSAIR H80 Leaked. Is the coolant conductive?

    Pretty simple question. My LGA 2011 started throwing CPU fan errors, then wouldn't boot. I figured the H80 finally took a dump as the LED on the front only worked on 2/3 of the fan speed settings.My new cooler showed up and the CPU will be here shortly. I figured I'd pull apart the tower, dust...
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    You know.... I thought I wanted a 3080. But. If AMD comes through with stock...

    This gives me flashbacks to the 5090 days. Jesus that card has a steaming pile of driver issues.
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    Budget upgrade for a 2011LGA build

    Welp. The LGA2011 probably died tonight.:mad: I'm not sure if it was the CPU itself or a failure on the part of the Corsair AIO, but I'm sure it's toast. Of course it has to be A) sunday night before work and B) the primary system I use for teleworking. Prior to the failure, I'd been looking at...
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    Budget upgrade for a 2011LGA build

    Ah, I see what you're saying. Thanks!
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    Budget upgrade for a 2011LGA build

    USB 3 isn't native? I'm fairly certain my board has USB 3. I am not playing AAA titles. The most recent game I play is PUBG, Cities Skylines.
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    Budget upgrade for a 2011LGA build

    This might be a very viable solution. I was looking at speccing out a new system and the cost/timing seems, well, horrible given everything on the horizon. This could probably get me another couple of years. Thank you!
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