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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...
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    GPU Prices dropping?

    I've traded up a RTX 2070 and a coworker has traded up their RTX 2080 to the 30xx version around Jan-Feb timeframe. So it *does* work. IIRC, the problem with trade-up/queue is that some SKU's are 'dead' (e.g. the cheaper SKU's).
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    What exactly is the deal with GPUs

    No thanks. All that does is favor the spammers with 100's of email-addresses. I've gotten 0 wins of Newegg raffle to date from two accounts. At least with BB I can get 1-2 cards every drop. Then I can trade those for the GPU's I *really* want.
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    GPU Prices dropping?

    AMD sells directly to consumers via AMD.com. But how would you propose selling directly to 'gamers'? All I see is 'gamers' whining about a problem and presenting no viable solution on how to fix it. All the repeatedly whine is to to sell to 'gamers' without a viable solution on how to define a...
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    What exactly is the deal with GPUs

    I was watching the ifixit stock stream and at around 915am, he claimed his inside source says there would be no drop. So I started working (from home). Low and behold, I look over around 935am, and I'm 5 min late to the Best Buy drop. I tried to make do, but I still got a Gigabyte RTX 3060 card...
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    GPU Prices dropping?

    500K "programmers" are extremely few. Realistically a developer position ranges from 75-150K.
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    All White Build: Asus Strix 3080 White or Gundam?

    I actually got a reasonable deal on the 3080 Gundam from Japanese seller (costs me less than a street price RTX 3080). Just waiting for it to be shipped over. Hope there's no customs or something, cause that may end up screwing the deal. Basically, if I went with the Gundam, I could sell my...
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    All White Build: Asus Strix 3080 White or Gundam?

    Which GPU would you choose for an all white build?
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    NVIDIA 3000-series Resizable BAR support is out.

    Wow even this 2017 era X299 board has it: https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/support/X299-TOMAHAWK-ARCTIC
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    You pay a little more but still way under street price.
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    BassTek Thanks! Soooooooon
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    Anyone know where the EVGA 3060's are in the queue? I queued on ~940am launch day.
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    Anyone have experience with Colorful (brand) motherboards? Should I use one versus an MSI Tomahawk board?

    I'm probably going to just stick with the Arctic X299, might take a shot at the Colorful X570 Someone did a VRM analysis of the Colorful B550M Frozen:
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    Rebuilding old systems, gpu compatibility? Nforce4 (socket939) and x58

    Basically Core2 and older don't have UEFI, so if a GPU is UEFI only, it won't boot. Crazy thing is, I have an ECS P67 (Sandy era) motherboard that only had BIOS boot option (no UEFI). So a Radeon RX wouldn't boot with it. Was very frustrating. If anyone wants this abomination of a board, LMK :P
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    Anyone have experience with Colorful (brand) motherboards? Should I use one versus an MSI Tomahawk board?

    Here's a shot of the X299 Tomahawk Arctic I have lying around. I think white PCB helps a lot. But this board's VRM's aren't great either (for a X299; 4x2 phase).
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    Corsair H100i Platinum RGB SE vs. Capellix

    I had the same question. IIRC, I read a Corsair rep and they said the Platinum SE and Cappelix should have the same performance when the fans are tuned identically. Out of box, Cappelix is better because the default fan curve is more aggressive. The biggest advantage to the Cappelix is that fan...
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    CORSAIR A500 High Performance Dual Fan CPU Cooler 49$ base price - 29$ after rebate -15 hours left!

    How much money is Corsair losing per unit on these?
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    Am I about to get scammed?

    I've shipped to a reshipper before (was some dude in Russia). Remember a lot of things costs way more overseas and there are people wanting to make a profit.
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    Anyone have experience with Colorful (brand) motherboards? Should I use one versus an MSI Tomahawk board?

    Unfortunately, with the way PBOC works, you're kind of overclocking by default these days. The cooler will be a Corsair H100i. So my expectations are with PBOC/Turbo on (but not set super aggressively). The Asus Prime X570-Pro looks pretty nice...
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    Anyone have experience with Colorful (brand) motherboards? Should I use one versus an MSI Tomahawk board?

    I'm trying to do an all-white build and am struggling to find modern white-themed motherboards. The major OEM's (Asus/Gigabyte/MSI/Asrock) don't really have white-themed motherboards (modern ones are all black PCB + a few white heatsinks). The board I currently have lying around is the MSI X299...
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    Suggestions for compact case with 360mm Rad and 320mm GPU support

    I have a Crosshair VII Wi-Fi. I need to replace it with a white board, but apparently those are super rare from AMD or Intel. The only all white motherboards I have are the MSI Z270 Tomahawk Arctic and the MSI Z299 Tomahawk Arctic.
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    Suggestions for compact case with 360mm Rad and 320mm GPU support

    The main problem I see with 280 is that it requires a 'wide' case. I've had issues mounting some 280's with taller memory (e.g. Corsair Dominator/Vengeance RGB Pro). Also that Fractal Define 7 Compact looks nice. Corsair H150i is 27mm thick. So the math should be (for Fractal Define 7...
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    Suggestions for compact case with 360mm Rad and 320mm GPU support

    pendragon1 That is not bad. Doing some more research it looks like a 360mm AIO drastically limits the chassis compatibility. I think in the future, I'm probably just going to limit myself to 240mm AIO. Another interesting option would be the O11 Dynamic Mini, but you can't really use the 360mm...
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    Suggestions for compact case with 360mm Rad and 320mm GPU support

    So after being made fun of for having a Strix 3080 that won't fit their case, I think the best course of option is to go with a new case. I currently have a Fractal Meshify-C and I like it's rather small size. Are there any suggestions for the most compact case that can do the following, in...
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    What exactly is the deal with GPUs

    What no comment? 65% of hash rate is in China, based on IP addresses alone. 33% of global product comes from 1 province. And this is all purely obfuscated data. https://cointelegraph.com/news/a-single-chinese-region-accounts-for-one-third-of-global-btc-hash-rate All in theory. Doesn't change...
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    What exactly is the deal with GPUs

    It is absolutely not theoretical with bitcoin. There are literally a handful of large industrial miners in China that control ~70% of total bitcoin hash rate. There is literally 2 companies that make the almost all the bitcoin ASIC's. To pretend bitcoin is a decentralized currency is just...
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