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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    Cooler updates from this thread's OP: After my EK AIO doesn't fit my Z690I AORUS ULTRA DDR4 ITX board (not enough room around the socket), I ordered a Coolermaster ML280 Mirror ARGB and a Thermaltake Toughliquid 240 argb. The backplate for the Coolermaster's LGA 1700 kit was super cheap and...
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    Best CPU Coolers 2021

    I like GamersNexus. But.....they haven't' even tested that many coolers. And this video seems to have some obvious gaps.
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    Demon's Souls (PS5)

    Demon's Souls does have a bit of an issue there. Where people will grind out some levels and gear, to get over a hump----and then find themselves a bit overpowered for other parts. The grinding also tends to give them more experience with the game, so they are just plain better at it, by the...
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    Demon's Souls (PS5)

    1-2 in full black world tendency, is a radical experience ;)
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    Well, Newegg's return did not require any sort of authorization. Just fill out a comment form and it automatically gave me a free shipping label. So that was nice. I will send this back today. I think the entire problem I'm experiencing is because the backplate in coolermaster's LGA 1700 kit is...
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    Currently trying to fit a brand new Coolermaster ML280, along with the correct LG1700 mounting kit. 1. the backplate is a cheap, flimsy piece of plastic. Inferior even to the LGA1200 bakcplate which ships with the cooler. Its also plastic, but its really stiff and difficult to flex. The...
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    5900x microstuttering, stuttering, slowing down windows

    Its important to understand that you need an 8+4 cable meant for the corsair 750i. You can't just use any cable. Sometimes other brands make correct cables. But it must specifically say it works with the 750i or that same series. (HX series?) if you use the wrong cable, it could damage your...
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    5900x microstuttering, stuttering, slowing down windows

    that could be your problem I would contact corsair for an 8+4 cable
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    5900x microstuttering, stuttering, slowing down windows

    Did you install the AMD chipset drivers? https://www.amd.com/en/support/chipsets/amd-socket-am4/x570 have you double checked the power cables for the motherboard? ---- I would unplug both motherboard power cables and re-plug them. both sides (motherboard side and the power supply side). Also...
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    Best way to get a 12900 without getting scalped?

    See if you can cancel it and then re-order Code:BFCMPAY4 15% off w/ order over $100.00 + w/ QuadPay Direct from Zip (its one of the checkout options on Newegg).
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    Well that's cool! My EK AIO tube connections push on my Crucial Ballistix RAM in the Gigabyte board :(
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    Intel 7700k to AMD 5900x

    You have to keep in mind that your GPU will be a limiting factor. The tests above were done with a 6900xt. However, if you are doing things like VMs or encoding, at the same time as gaming ----- you will benefit a lot.
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    Help! New Z690 Build - No Post / video output

    Ooops, I didn't see the update ;) congrats
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    Help! New Z690 Build - No Post / video output

    1. be absolutely sure you are actually and correctly clearing the CMOs. If its jumper pins, you gotta be certain you are getting good contact between the pins, for like 10 seconds. If its a button, read the manual and see if you simply press it or if you need to hold it. Personally, when faced...
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    Dark Souls is on Steam

    There is a lot of flexibility------if you choose to start with the master key which opens most doors. New players don't necessarily know this. And IMO, new players shouldn't choose it the first time through, anyway. Without the key, you are more or less forced down a certain route through the...
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    Official PS5 Thread

    Gamestop is doing B2G1 Free on most used games and some new. corrected**
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    What Z690 board are you eyeing?

    Asus' Z690 ITX has 2 NVME slots. MSI's Unify ITX is the only one with 3. 2 up front, 1 on the back.
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    A Newegg review posted their Phanteks glacier one AIO on one of the Gigabyte ITX boards. Looks like it was made for the board :eek: Its too bad they put their board on the carpet :dead:
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    Demon's Souls (PS5)

    Maybe try thinking of it as right triggers = right hand and left triggers = left hand
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    What Z690 board are you eyeing?

    It actually has a fair bit more space to the left of the socket. Enough that, certain AIO's such as EK, could fit on the MSI. but, that means the backpanel VRM heatsink looks to have less material, which is probably why they went with active cooling. the NVME heatsink isn't nearly as tall. but...
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    What price did you get the 12700k for? Make sure to grab the new Gigabyte bios from a couple of days ago ;)
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    Official PS5 Thread

    Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut PS5 $29...
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    Wow that’s a fantastic 12700k price. $50 less than Best Buy. Also good for the 12600k. Although, their 12900k is $30 more…
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    What Z690 board are you eyeing?

    There may be people out there still experiencing issues but: I have seen some reports that Gigabyte's new bios improve memory compatibility (couldn't use XMP before----now they can, etc). Despite it not being listed on the bios notes. Alllllso, some of Gigabyte's boards are shipping with...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    12900k in stock Best Buy https://www.bestbuy.com/site/intel-core-i9-12900k-desktop-processor-16-8p-8e-cores-up-to-5-2-ghz-unlocked-lga1700-600-series-chipset-125w/6483663.p?skuId=6483663
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    Official PS5 Thread

    Returnal $42.79 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Returnal-PlayStation-5/721660344?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_TO2St6V%3AXxyLR01yqjz0xyv-UkG2VMzh0yZRxk0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_10451&clickid=TO2St6V%3AXxyLR01yqjz0xyv-UkG2VMzh0yZRxk0&sharedid=&affiliates_ad_id=567111&campaign_id=9383
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    That makes me optimistic. I didn't think that MSI would fit! The block is quite wide. Glad it worked out for you. I think that the DIMM slots on ITX mobos are closer to the socket. So.....I don't think you can usually put the hoses by the DIMMs, like many people do with ATX boards. However, my...
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    the new mount is easy. A new backplate, a piece of silicone to go between the backplate and the mobo, different standoff screws, and 4 plastic washers to put between the standoff screws and the mobo. They have directions posted, now. But, I did it correctly, the first time, when they didn't...
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    Would it be naïve to sell my Vega 56 for $$$ to buy a better card "when" prices fall again?

    If you really are willing to wait up to 1 year------I mean if you really try fairly strongly, you could get an "MSRP" GPU probably within 2 months. I mean current MSRP. Not launch MSRP. So that means something like a 3060ti for $550 - $700. Not for $400, like the launch price. The trick is to...
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    Poll: Alder Lake owners: were you able to get a cooling solution for LGA 1700?

    Hey cool I'm the OP for this thread and guess what I finally got to figure out in the past couple of days: My EK AIO 240mm does not fit the ITX motherboard I bought for my 12700k. Z690I AORUS ULTRA DDR4 For those whom haven't read all of my posts in here----I have the official LGA1700...
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    A developer can also write their software to specifically earmark certain cores for certain tasks. A small dream would be for OBS to put all scene compositing (and sending frames to Twitch/insert streaming service here) on the E-cores, while the P-Cores are prioritized for encoding.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    I got selected in newegg shuffle for an Intel 12900k. I selected it in the shuffle purely to offer it here. if anyone wants it, PM me to get everything arranged. I'm not asking for any extra fees. it expires at 4pm pacific time.
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    Cowboy Beebop live action at Netflix!

    All the stuff with Vicious and his wife, is awful. In fact, most of the villians or bounty marks are pretty terrible. Other side characters have been decent/pretty good. As mentioned by others....there seems to be a lack of outer space time. The show also seems to be at odds with itself, in...
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    What Z690 board are you eyeing?

    Gigabyte has bios updates out
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    Elden Ring (From Software RPG)

    Digital Foundry says that From Software confirmed with them that some form of ray tracing will be added in an upcoming patch to the game. No additional details.
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    its no surprise that Alder Lake is faster than previous Intels? Mostly, I posted it as a reminder that RPCS3 supports AVX-512.
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    Official PS5 Thread

    Mark Cerny confirms that PS5's hardware accelerated storage compression has allowed some PS5 games to be smaller in stored data size, than their PS4 versions:
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    Death Stranding (first title from Kojima Productions)

    Its been known from day 0 that the directors cut costs money ;)
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    Gran Turismo 7

    Sure, play the contratrian. But, other than looking 'cool'----those are some of the bigger reasons people want damage in Gran Turismo. Real life, extreme example: if a Les Mas Hypercar class car loses a mirror----its handling is affected noticeably.
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