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    3090 mining worth is at the moment?

    In winter the electricity cost is offset by the savings in heating. Where I live the heating is electric only, so the mining electricity cost is practically free. You won't be gaming on it 24/7, mining is practically a no-brainer to offset the cost. Even if it were to fail it will be under warranty.
  2. J

    Do people actually still use Trackpoints / Pointing Sticks?

    It can definitely be more efficient if you are used to it since you don't have to move your hands off the keyboard to move the mouse.
  3. J

    Intel Iris Xe vs Intel Iris Plus vs GTX 1650 vs Ryzen

    Lots of 2 in 1s with Ryzen but cant think of one with a greater than 1080p screen. You need to pick and choose what is important to you.
  4. J

    On the Idiocy of buying an ASIC miner to mine Bitcoin

    I think they get volume and preorder discounts. ASIC miners are mostly for large-scale miners, not for us small potatoes. There may also be some tax shenanigans going on between business expense, depreciation, and how easily capital gains on the coins are avoided.
  5. J

    When will Video Card prices come down lower?

    As long as fab capacity is constrained Intel is not going to make any difference. Intel is using TSMC, not its own fabs for GPU.
  6. J

    Apple India factory of on probation for wanting better food and better conditions

    Apple (and others) manufacture in China and India for very different reasons. China's labor cost is lower than the US but it is expensive now in comparison to Vietnam, India etc. Even environmental regulations are much more stringent than before. The advantage is mostly in the scale of...
  7. J

    Ipad pro - usb c to hdmi

    No issues with usbc.
  8. J

    New gaming PC build: AMD 5600X/AM4 or Intel 12600K/LG1700? You advice is appreciated!

    I'd price out the systems and see what the actual difference is. Within $100-200 Alder Lake seems to be a better choice if keeping for 5 years.
  9. J

    Problem 4000 mhz

    Check if there is any BIOS update? Some boards required updates to run 4x 32gb. That said pretty sure your board supports 256.
  10. J

    I need an impossible to find laptop within a budget.

    Zephyrus G15? It is periodically on sale for a bit over $1.5k
  11. J

    Apple leaks M1 Max Duo, and M1 Ultra

    Hard to bet against Apple at this point. They have a ridiculous amount of resources to throw at talent and tech. Apple is like double the market cap of Nvidia, Intel and AMD combined.
  12. J

    FTC Sues to Block $40 Billion Semiconductor Chip Merger

    China doesn't care about ARM, they just want to be able to license. I'll bet you money that ARM China is not going to make any difference in this and certainly won't be buying its parent...
  13. J

    5900x microstuttering, stuttering, slowing down windows

    Buy/borrow replacement parts and swap them in one by one to isolate the problem. Start with the motherboard.
  14. J

    Samsung 980 Pro 2TB $279 at Newegg

    Good deal. A bit tempted but just got the MSI deal as well.
  15. J

    What happened to Zen 3+?

    Doubt there will ever be a shortage. Makes more sense to mine with Epyc rather than Ryzen for Raptoreum. The parts to build a computer add up pretty quickly. Also Raptoreum care only about L3 cache. Doesn't make sense to get Zen 3 when Zen 2 gets the same hashrate.
  16. J

    Apple announces Self Service Repair

    Just having OEM display and battery available is a huge improvement.
  17. J

    Ryzen 9 re-pricing?

    Got a 5800x recently. Was planning on staying on my 3900x until the last update for AM4 but with the recent price drops the 5800x is a bit hard to refuse. May get a 5950XT down the road.
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    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    Mining with a 3900x, 5800x, and 5600h. Great for winter.
  19. J

    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Installed it on my Surface Pro 6 to test the waters. FIgured that it is a Microsoft device it must be decent. Went back to 10 after 30 mins. There is a slight lag when right-clicking on the desktop and other various UI issues. Drove me nuts. 10 was perfect, maybe I'll try again in a year...
  20. J

    Gaming laptops...

    Legion 5 is solid. Wifi is definitely bad though, I have the same Realtek card in my ThinkBook and plan to swap it out with the Intel as well. Best buy has Legion 7 Slim on sale for the same price. It is a good bit more premium and lighter but sacrifices a bit of wattage on the 3060. Good deal...
  21. J

    How to unlock LHR cards?

    I am getting 74Mh -200/+1500/75% using NBMiner. For the other miners, I was getting less, around 68-70.
  22. J

    Super Flower Leadex III 850W Gold PS - $110 + $20 Newegg Gift Card

    Dude you need to get a grip. Very few companies have names that actually make sense for what they are selling... Btw Super Flower is a Taiwanese company.
  23. J

    Latest GPU Market Sales Indicate that NVIDIA Indeed Halted RTX 30 Series Production

    Nvidia can just put out the non-LHR as a 'special edition' at a marked-up price and make money hand over first. Don't see why they will stop production and leave money on the table...
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    I had buyers remourse. Cancelled my MBP 14" order :(

    I played around with a 16 and a 14 in store. Really nice machines but I can't justify it for my use cases. Would love a 16 inch MacBook Air but for now, I will stick with the ThinkBook I recently purchased.
  25. J

    Using Comcast 1Gbit service, quick question please

    Can't you just run dual NIC on your desktop directly to the modem to test? Much cheaper than getting a new router only to find that it makes no difference.
  26. J

    Should I step up or not? 3070 FHR to 3080 LHR

    You are basically valuing FHR 3070 the same as LHR 3070 (since EVGA doesn't care). Doesn't make sense unless the difference just doesn't mean anything to you.
  27. J

    Apple announces M1 Pro and M1 Max

    M1 Max looks pretty wild. So is the price though. I am happy with my M1 MBA, if anything I may upgrade to 16GB M1 and stick with it long term.
  28. J

    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Don't like the phased rollout. I don't even see it on a Surface Pro. Also I have a HTPC with no TPM which is annoying. Hopefully I can get my hands on a TPM-less version of Windows when it comes out for the China etc.
  29. J

    usb c to simultaneous usb c and lightning charging ?

    RavPower is good stuff. I actually have their 90w (rp-cpcn001, thought it was 65w since it is so small).
  30. J

    Lenovo ThinkVision P40w-20 - 40" UltraWide (Curved) 5120x2160 IPS at 75hz

    This thing is $1400 where I live. Very tempting.
  31. J

    usb c to simultaneous usb c and lightning charging ?

    Why not get one of those mini GaN charger with 2 usb c output? I have a 65w and it is very small.
  32. J

    GPU Suggestion for while I wait..

    Nvidia T600 is $300, I even see it for $240 sometimes. A bit weaker than a GTX1650 but better than APU. Can repurpose it for a htpc build down the road.
  33. J

    Graphics Card too Cheap to be true

    Looks like bad vram? I remember seeing repair videos where they run a vram checker and it is able to tell you which chip is bad. ' edit its called MODS/MATS QT#3: Using Nvidia MODS (MATS) memory diagnostics program - YouTube
  34. J

    GPU Suggestion for while I wait..

    Easier to swallow the pricing if you can mine in your downtime. I have all my pcs mining when Im not using it. If you can't beat them join them.
  35. J

    RTX 30 Laptops

    If you don't need 165Hz you can get the Lenovo ThinkBook 16p with 3060 for $100 more at the moment. It is about the same $ if you factor in cashback and even less if you call in to ask for a discount due to shipping delays. It worked out to less than $1k for me.
  36. J

    Gigabyte 3080 Thermal Pads are Garbage

    My 3080 is fine but a buddy had success by connecting the PCB to the backplate and attaching a heatsink to the backplate. I did the same on my 5600XT as the card would crash when reaching 100c vram. Got it down to 80c.
  37. J

    RTX 3060 Ti broken capacitor

    I would just use it as is, you have a higher chance of making it worse soldering on a new cap. Far from an expert but I'd guess that most of those caps are in parallel for voltage smoothing. Would explain why it still works fine with 1 missing.
  38. J

    Huawei's Meng Wangzhou leaves Canada and returns to China as US charges dropped

    Doubt it will have much direct impact on tariffs. Low hanging fruit to dial down the temperature. The case was a bit of a stretch anyway. Deutsche Bank was fined a ton of money for violating pretty much every sanction and no one there was even charged.
  39. J

    Daily Mining Profits

    Just switched from NBMiner to TRex and getting a few extra MHs on my 3080 LHR. Currently have: 1070, 25mh RX580, 30mh RX5600, 40mh 3080 LHR, 70mh Casual miner, have a few mini PCs with EGPU spread around the house hooked up to TVs.
  40. J

    Lenovo ThinkBook 16p 16x10 5600H 3060 $1,245.46 (possibly cheaper with coupons)

    ThinkBook 16p Gen 2 AMD (16”) | Lenovo US Can try CLEAR10, CLEAR15DEAL to get it a bit lower. Decent deal for those looking for a gaming capable laptop without the gamer look. Screen is 2560x1600 but only 60hz. This has the Legion 7 Slim internals but power limited. 75W 3060, has mux. Edit: I...
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