Recent content by dexvx

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    Nvidia GeForce FX 5800 Ultra

    Which model is it?
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    New Egg is a ripoff

    You're obtuse if you think that the manufacturers aren't in on these combos.
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    What's the truthful reason(s) for the GPU shortage?

    That's both true and false. Manufacturers love having a robust secondary market because it creates artificial demand on product, giving ample justification for price hikes. They love having excuses to raise prices, because if they just outright increased prices, it would be a PR issue. Some of...
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    What's the truthful reason(s) for the GPU shortage?

    Yup, had to explain to a friend that Nvidia making CMP cards is *not* gamer friendly. LTT also explained this. Basically those CMP cards will never make it second hand to a gamer like normal GPU's. Nvidia got burned hard with the Turing (RTX 20xx) launch, where they had to contend with a flood...
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    What's the truthful reason(s) for the GPU shortage?

    What you said has happened literally every single bust cycle. The economics are simple. Don't underestimate the amount of morons that used leveraged money to buy GPU's at scalper prices and they have payments to make. For others, they just wanted a couple free GPU's and are selling excess.
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    Why do AIOs never give any information about their cooling power?

    May be true for poorly built AIO's. But generally a well built 240/280mm AIO is better than any air cooler. MSRP Arctic Freezer 280mm is ~$115; Noctua NH-D15 is $100. AF 280mm is a good 5-6C cooler @ 200W, noise normalized.
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    EVGA Step Up to 3XXX card

    Question about step up: Currently have a 3060 and wanting a 3080Ti. Do I start the Step Up process now (and change it to 3080Ti) or wait till 3080Ti shows up?
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    How long do PSU's last?

    It's more about capacitor performance than anything. Some of the oldest PSU's I have are: Dell XPS P60c (Pentium 60 from 1994) 486 SX33 PC AT PSU (circa 1991)
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    6800 XT Midnight Black

    My point of the price bring pretentious is that it's unobtainable by the majority of the user base. Does it exist? Yes. Do some people get it at that price? Yes. Is it available for the bulk use case? No. I'd wager that the vast majority of Radeon RX 6xxx cards being shipped are not the...
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    6800 XT Midnight Black

    I'm aware Nvidia/AMD can't dictate AIB pricing. The fact that Amazon and Best Buy can sell cards somewhat close to original MSRP (+15% tariff) is a testament to that.
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    6800 XT Midnight Black

    I missed it, didn't see the discord notification. AMD is doing this on the pretense that their product is actually $649 instead of the ~$1000 MSRP being charged.
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    What exactly is the deal with GPUs

    I would say under 5 min... definitely under 10 min. If it takes longer, it'll probably time out and fail.
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    What exactly is the deal with GPUs

    Best Buy tries to be 'fair' to its core customer base. The following is my speculation based on rumors and behavior: So lets say they have 1000 3060Ti FE's. They are divided regionally based on approximate demand. It may very well be in stock, but since you're not of the appropriate region, it...
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    What exactly is the deal with GPUs

    Basic BB tactics: 1. Open your selected browser and log-in to BB. Have Address/CC information already populated with defaults selected. Have search queries ready to go. 2. Watch a live stock stream / discord. The *second* you see/hear the pings, start refreshing your BB search queries. 3...