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    Time to upgrade- 5820k@4.3GHz, should I even bother with a 6950k, Xeon, or just invest in a totally new mobo/cpu?

    I moved my father from a 5960X to a 12600k and he was amazed at how much faster his computer ran. Don't get me wrong, X99 was a great platform back in the day, but a modern CPU will run circles around a Haswell era CPU both in computational power and efficiency. I would definitely upgrade...
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    EVGA no longer making GPUs!

    Funny you say that about Ford since they did just randomly decide a few years ago they weren't going to make cars anymore and instead focus on SUVs and trucks. It sounds more like the owner of EVGA is just winding down the company since by all accounts he is a micro-manager. You would think he...
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    EVGA no longer making GPUs!

    No, it's no GPUs at all.
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    Texas Instruments makes it harder to run programs on its calculators

    If I remember right, this is the one I had in high school so yes, Casio did have a decent business back in the day. I think I eventually opted to buy a Ti-85 to be like everyone else though. Easier to share information when everyone has the same thing.
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    Gigabyte Super Overclock GTX 680

    I mean at the very least, blow the dust out of the card before you take pictures.
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    Best or some of the best Android smartphone ?

    Motorola's software update policy is pitiful usually also. For that reason alone, I generally choose the "A" variant pixels in the midrange. Samsung's new commitment to updates is promising. My parents got the A53 since it has 4 years worth of updates.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    I would think the 13900k(s) would probably be the short term champ with BF2042, but hard to say what the X3D version of AM5 is going to look like yet.
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    How many generations of CPU for the X670 chipset motherboards

    Personally, I'm going to wait for 2nd gen AM5. On AM4, the most versatile chipset was probably the X470/B450 over the life of the socket and supported the most CPUs as well as fixing bugs, so recent history suggests that the next gen will be better.
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    ASUS STRIX 4090

    My wife would kill me if I took a promo picture for something wearing sweat pants. Have a little respect for yourself.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Honestly, I'll probably buy an AM5 system, but if the recent past has taught me anything, it's wait until the 2nd Gen. X470/B450 were (are) still great systems that handled every CPU the platform had throughout its lifespan with the least amount of complications. I'll probably upgrade my DDR4...
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    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 close to the price of the cheap chinese cooler when...
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    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 on Intel, and I would expect any future E cores...
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    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 think the RPL E cores are that much different than...
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    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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    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 within" the limits of 850W. I think I had a 5600x and a...
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