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  1. Yeah, with debunked I mainly meant the whole "Only buy cards with all MLCC capacitors, others are bad" thing. However, going back to topic, do you have adivce in regards to my original question?
  2. This deviates a bit from the topic, but this has in fact been debunked. The 'more expensive' capacitors, called MLCC, and the 'cheaper' capacitors, called SP-CAPS, all have their own strenghts and weaknesses. Choosing for one or the other is not necessarily better or worse and depends entirely on the overal PCB design. The latest drivers NVIDIA released fixed most of the crashing issues people had, which they blamed on the capacitor configuration. That is not to say there weren't some models in pre-production that were unstable due to a bad configuration. They have been never released to the public though. I don't like quoting Videocardz because they are often wrong about a lot of things, but in this article they summarize the responses from all manufacturers (including nvidia themselves) pretty well: https://videocardz.com/newz/manufacturers-respond-to-geforce-rtx-3080-3090-crash-to-desktop-issues
  3. Hey there, A simple question, with a not so simpel answer to it probably. What are the best AIB RTX 3080 models out there that one should aim for purchasing? I say aim, because actually buying one isn't a thing at the moment, pre-ordering so we'll get one soon-ish is tho. I have an MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio pre-ordered on the day of release. I've had a MSI GTX 970 GPU for years and I have been very satisfied with it, reviews of previous cards in this line-up are also good, which is why I choose for this specific brand and model. Reviews of the different models this time around weren't out back then, but they are now, and they made me doubting my choice. The Gaming X Trio seems like a great card, but it misses out on so much potential. Plastic shroud and backplate, 3 8-pin power connectors with for real appearant reason, no dual bios and a seemingly ugly/basic RGB strip. On the other hand, performance seems great and it seems to come out as one of the most silent cards. Against this, I've seen incredible reviews of the Asus cards. The TUF gaming model, which is usually a budget option, uses aluminium materials, had a great cooling solution, dual bios and an extra HDMI slot. On top of that, it is actually cheaper! The RGB isn't great (better than a random LED strip tho), the Gaming X Trio gets higher clockspeeds and it is less silent, but it seems like a great card. Then we have the more expensive Asus model, the Strix. This one has all the advantages of the TUF, but adds to it better performance than the MSI Gaming X Trio, a great and tough design and much better looking RGB. It is definetly more expensive, but maybe worth it? Asus really seems to have done a good job with their cards this time around and I would be lying if I weren't tempted to swap to their cards. Of course, this would mean having to wait much longer again, as well as probably having to pay extra (even for the TUF). I now paid 830 euros for the Gaming X. Swaping to the TUF OC would cost me 30 euros more (non-OC 20 euros more, so that's not a question). Swaping to the Strix 100 euros more. What do you guys think, should I swap or should I stay? Any other models worth it?
  4. I'll definetly take a look, probably have to see what cooler the stock Zen 3 CPU are going to ship with.
  5. Hey all, I've made a PC configuration below and I would love to have some opinions on it. My intention is to build a gaming PC, which I can also use for AI training, that will allow me to play all games for the upcoming 5-ish years on ultra settings with 1080p and 144Hz. PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PrvQjp CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card Case: Fractal Design Define 7 ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply Notes: The Zen 3 AMD CPU's will be announced soon (early october), if they would be available in the nearish future and similarly priced I probably will swap my current choice for such newer CPU. The PSU is currently 750W, depending on the new CPU power demand this could go up. I'm not sure how much margin I have here? I live in Europe, so the prices given by PCPartPicker and not representable for me (eg. I can buy the X570 board for 220 euros). This build would cost me around 2000 euros. I know the 32GB RAM is overkill at this time (RTX 3080 is too for 1080p gaming), I mainly choose this because I want to be future proof and because Flight Simulator already recommends this amount of RAM in their game. It's only 30 euro difference between this and 16GB RAM of similar specs for me. I didn't choose a PCIe 4.0 compatible SSD because I don't think it's yet worth the price premium. Looking forward to your opinions!