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    kirbyrj replied to the thread AIO or air for midrange system?.
    For the money, it seems like it's hard to beat. I was looking for cheap/good cooling and ended up with a Vetroo V5 units with 5 heatpipes for $25 on sale and was looking at a dual tower Scythe Fuma 2 for ~$60. The Peerless Assassin comes in...
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    kirbyrj replied to the thread All P core chips?.
    Yeah, I suppose anything is possible at this point. I should have read a little more closely and noted that you weren't necessarily talking about mainstream. The fact that AMD supports AVX 512 in their mainstream part seems to put the onus back...
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    kirbyrj reacted to Grebuloner's post in the thread All P core chips? with Like Like.
    You're right in that mainstream desktop won't have AVX512 available to the end user, but even with ADL post-512 disable the units were still present in the silicon even if they couldn't be used (I recall something about Sapphire Rapids and cut...
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    kirbyrj replied to the thread All P core chips?.
    I don't think RPL is going to have AVX 512 because the E cores don't have AVX 512 and they can't schedule properly with differing sets of instructions. All of the AVX 512 "enable" bios tricks turned off the E cores to make it work, and I don't...
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    kirbyrj reacted to pendragon1's post in the thread AIO or air for midrange system? with Like Like.
    mines still going strong too. but for a mid range ill also suggest the pa120(se). it gives you 90%+ of a D15s performance for almost 1/3 the price, imo...
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    kirbyrj replied to the thread AIO or air for midrange system?.
    I do. It's a good cooler and was a budget champion for its time, but for today's money, you're better off with the Peerless Assassin.
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    kirbyrj reacted to vegeta535's post in the thread AIO or air for midrange system? with Like Like.
    Eh I wouldn't lump the D15 with general air cooling. It matches some of the AiOs in performance but also in price. Something like Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 is more fitting for a midrange build.
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    kirbyrj replied to the thread Evga 1000GQ PSU.
    I had a 850W GQ and it would shit the bed when gaming on a 3090. Transient spikes with Ampere are very real. I upgraded to the EVGA 1200W Platinum and never had the issue again. Edit: I should note that the rest of the system was "well...
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    kirbyrj replied to the thread AIO or air for midrange system?.
    Yes, on the midrange, you don't need an AIO and probably don't need anything like a D15 either. As for quiet, I've never had an issue with an AIO. My GPU is louder than my CPU cooling.
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    kirbyrj reacted to Icy006's post in the thread Does mouse matter? with Like Like.
    Love it, and I feel that. I still eye my Intellimouse v3 every once in awhile...
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    kirbyrj reacted to mirkendargen's post in the thread Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out. with Like Like.
    So fun fact, you can buy Zen 4 CPU's and x670 motherboards from overclockers.co.uk for cheaper shipped to the US than US prices because the exchange rate is so insane.
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    kirbyrj replied to the thread GTX 2060 super to what ?.
    GPU prices are in the toilet now anyway. I don't think the price is going to change much if you sold it now or waited until you had a replacement.
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    kirbyrj replied to the thread GTX 2060 super to what ?.
    All depends on your riser cable.
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    kirbyrj reacted to SamirD's post in the thread Last Chance Sale with Like Like.
    Hey, if you don't get rid of all this stuff, let me know what you have left and I can send you a prepaid UPS shipping label (or labels)--I'd hate to see this stuff in working condition or even marginal working condition get trashed. (y)
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    kirbyrj replied to the thread i9-13900K benchmark leak?.
    From what I've seen, the 7950x runs like a 5950x at 65W also. Both are impressive in their own way.
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    I still drag out the big tube of MX-4 when I paste CPUs. I'm not in a place where 1-3C is going to kill me either way anymore.
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    kirbyrj replied to the thread Still alive!.
    I'm not surprised that the Vertex 3 is still working. That sandforce controller was a lot better than the Vertex 2. I think Intel used a custom version of the SF 2281 one in the Vertex 3 on their SATA SSDs back in the day. Vertex 2...total...
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    kirbyrj reacted to jobert's post in the thread GTX 2060 super to what ? with Like Like.
    A 3070 is well over 50% faster than a 2060 Super at 1440p...
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    kirbyrj reacted to NightReaver's post in the thread GTX 2060 super to what ? with Like Like.
    Can get a new 6800xt for cheaper.
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    kirbyrj replied to the thread Leaked Zen 4 Benchmarks....
    The power numbers were interesting. Specifically how close the 65W "ECO" mode and 170W normal mode perform depending on the task (gaming very close). And how at 65W, it performs the equivalent to a full wattage 5950x.
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