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    dizmo got a reaction from WikiForce in Can The Xbox Series X Be Water Cooled?   
    Anything is possible, but it's not always smart. I wouldn't bother. I don't imagine you'd see any gains.
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    dizmo got a reaction from HairlessMonkeyBoy in Upgrade to 8 core or not?   
    Uh, no. It really doesn't. Sure, maybe a few percent, but it's nowhere near enough performance to warrant upgrading the motherboard. At this point, it would be a completely foolish investment, the money is best saved for a move to AM5/DDR5.
    Honestly, I'd just keep what you have now. Maybe upgrade to a 3700 if one were to pop up on the used market, but for gaming you won't really see a massive difference. Even though they have more cores, consoles had 8 cores and it took them years to catch up to actually utilizing them. You're much better off saving your money for an AM5/DDR5 upgrade; the RAM will be "pricey", especially if you're an early adopter.
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    dizmo got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in Monitor question   
    PPI is kind of down to personal preference. I, for example, wouldn't touch a monitor over 24" at 1080p. The 32" 1440p monitor has the same PPI, but I feel since it's larger I'd still write it off. I'd want more, if I'm getting something that large. If you're not gaming much (didn't seem high on your list of priorities) I'd probably go with the 4k version.
     
    Have you considered an ultrawide? If you extend your budget a bit you can get a nice 34" 1440p monitor.
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    dizmo reacted to Kilrah in Best used graphics card for ~500 USD?   
    A 2080 will feed 1080p 144Hz easily with RTX off, but with it on you'll have to dial things down quite a bit. 30 series should hold up much better.
     
  5. Agree
    dizmo reacted to Kilrah in Best used graphics card for ~500 USD?   
    If you really care about RTX it makes no sense to buy anything else than a 30 series.
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    dizmo reacted to BigRom in What are some lesser known hardware manufacturers that have good quality items?   
    They do make stuff that isn't unicorn vomit, the Ripjaws/Flare & Sniper X/Fortis were non-RGB RAM
    Even the original Trident Z were pretty minimalist looking, until they went crazy with the Trident Z RGB/Royal/Neo 
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    dizmo reacted to wkdpaul in What are some lesser known hardware manufacturers that have good quality items?   
    For accessories and peripherals ;
     
    Havit (bought a mouse)
    Mpow (bought headphones)
    TaoTronics(never bought anything)
    Anker (bought tons of stuff)
    Ugreen (bought tons of stuff)
    Aukey (never bought anything)
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    dizmo reacted to NineEyeRon in What are some lesser known hardware manufacturers that have good quality items?   
    GSkill never get the love they deserve.
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    dizmo got a reaction from Pachuca in is it worth the upgrade? from i7-8700k to i9-9900k at $300 price?   
    Just keep what you have and wait for DDR5.
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    dizmo got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in is it worth the upgrade? from i7-8700k to i9-9900k at $300 price?   
    Just keep what you have and wait for DDR5.
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    dizmo got a reaction from wkdpaul in [Canada] [Multiple stores] Logitech G604 Wireless Gaming Mouse $60 CAD   
    The temptation is real...
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    dizmo got a reaction from AlwaysFSX in AMD Launch- Another lack of product   
    Surprise surprise. I laugh at the people that thought it'd be better than Nvidias, though honestly I didn't think it'd actually be worse. Some retailers in Canada that got 3000 series stock didn't get any AMD GPUs, and they're not even taking back orders like they were for Nvidia...they have no idea when they're getting more. That's a real bad sign, and honestly, pretty disappointing coming from AMD, a company that only launches their reference series at launch. Technically they should have even more supply, as they have fewer board partners to worry about.
     
    I don't think physical manufacturing is that easy to ramp up. At least not as far as chip production is concerned. Most of the fabs don't have extra capacity, and it's not like you can just go build another fab, that takes years.
    It's not only fanboys though. There's lots of people looking to buy cards this time of year, it's usually the best time to build a new PC regardless if you care about a particular brand or not.
    Far from it.
    Those are only created because of poor supply. Also, because of this, people that might have otherwise kept it just sell it because, why not? You're getting twice the money for something that you can just buy later on, like a normal person. The issue is supply, and those that are willing to pay the higher price.
    That makes no sense. No company wants to have something that everyone wants, that they can't sell.
    It's only exclusive if it has limited stock and that limited stock stays that way, which is not the case here.
    As has already been said, that's a very, very small percentage of the market. Look at the Steam Hardware survey. What's the top GPU? Nothing current. For 6 places.
    It's not even from the 3000 series. It's a 2000 series entry level card. Those generally aren't people that upgrade every generation.
    How did Nvidia abandon the market? They haven't. They just don't have supply. Just like AMD doesn't have supply. That statement really makes no sense at all.
    Smells like someone has AMD stock and is trying to assert a narrative.
    It's not hard to gather if you look into Steam Surveys and such.
    Also, forums are a horrible way to gauge anything. It's a group of enthusiasts, and a very narrow one at that. Most of my friends game, most of them have pretty high end rigs, and I'm the only one that goes onto forums. Forum goers are a very small pool of an already small market.
    The yields for Samsung really aren't that bad though, and it would depend more on capacity than yields. IE if Samsung is putting out 1,000 chips and 300 are bad vs TSMC putting out 600 and 100 are bad. You're still getting more. TSMC supplies many other vendors, and I don't think Samsung does as much.
     
    I've always hated how AMD only releases their reference cards first.
    Sounds more like the vendor you bought it from was just selling stock they didn't actually have, hoping that they'd be able to get the stock and ship it before you asked for a refund. Linus commented on something similar to this when he worked at NCIX.
     
    Most places will let you back order an Nvidia card, and you'll get it a few weeks later. This isn't true for AMD. That shows to a larger stock issue.
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    dizmo reacted to wkdpaul in [Canada] [Multiple stores] Logitech G604 Wireless Gaming Mouse $60 CAD   
    The Logitech G604 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse is on sale right now, for $60 CAD, this can't be beat, also, it's ships from and sold by Amazon.ca, not 3rd party.
    EXPIRED at Amazon
    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07QN369XX/
    Sold out on Logitech store ;
    https://www.logitechg.com/en-ca/products/gaming-mice/g604-lightspeed-wireless-gaming-mouse.910-005622.html
     
     
    Still available at Memory Express ;
    https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX78832
     
    Still available at BestBuy ;
    https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/logitech-g604-lightspeed-16000-dpi-bluetooth-hero-sensor-gaming-mouse-black/13891228
     
    Still available at CanadaCompters ;
    https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_279_275&item_id=140467
     
     

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    dizmo reacted to aisle9 in Newegg Refuse to Free-Return a Vastly Improperly Shipped HDD   
    First rule of shopping on Newegg: don't shop on Newegg. If you must shop on Newegg, use their eBay storefront so you can force a return through eBay's policy even if they don't want to--and they don't want to. Their customer service has never been great, but it's an absolute turd in the last couple of years.
     
    If you paid via PayPal, you can probably open a refund request directly through them. You'll probably end up paying return shipping, but you'd at least get your original shipping back. To be brutally honest about it, even if the drive is deader than the horse I'm beating here, Newegg will still try to make you pay return shipping. They sent me a dead refurb GPU and made me pay return shipping to exchange it for one that worked.
     
    So, your remaining options. If the drive does work, you can run several full SMART tests and see if you get a fail, and you can write the drive to capacity to see if it takes everything and is readable. If your drive is passing SMART tests and the full 8TB is read/writeable, you're probably stuck. That said, the warranty on those Seagate drives is pretty solid, so if something does happen down the road, you should be able to replace it. Doesn't do anything to reassure you about your data now.
     
    Newegg does inspect returns, so if you're thinking about doing something physical to make sure it doesn't work...my advice would be don't.
  15. Funny
    dizmo reacted to Letgomyleghoe in Console Scalpers Are Being Robbed   
    The fact that you are causing availability issues for your own profit, is messed up. I've lost any and all respect for you.
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    dizmo reacted to SpaceGhostC2C in Console Scalpers Are Being Robbed   
    Apparently, we should expect an imminent wave of retail stores ransacked and looted, now that we learnt that the act of buying merchandise and sell it at a higher price than you pay for it make it OK to break the law...
     
    It's called "retailing". When you get arrested for robbing Walmart, use your call to hit me up instead of a lawyer, so we can continue this conversation  
     
    Anyone buying a product is taking away stock that someone else could have afforded. At least when we talk about goods that qualify as "rival", a key characteristics for markets to work properly.
     
    The nature of how supply and demand works is that the identity of the traders don't matter: the equilibrium price and quantities are what they are. And if you put a constraint on quantities, then the equilibrium price is demand-determined at whatever clears the market. MSRPs obviously don't clear the market. There is no escape from the equilibrium price emerging triumphant. Even government-regulated prices only lead to black markets unless they also bring government-controlled supply to match.
    There is the considerable risk of ending up with a bunch of stuff you don't need and can't find a seller for, at least not without discounting it bellow what you paid for it. You are gambling on people paying more to get less, in terms of customer service (and, potentially, warranty). 
    They haven't.
     
    You mean like, going to jail fro robbing someone?
     
     
    Denying people with low income? When discussing consoles, or worse, $1000 GPUs? < removed by moderation >
     If there isn't enough supply then there isn't enough supply, and there's nothing preventing anyone from getting anything other than lack of supply. All a market with fixed supplies does is allocating the existing goods. And we're not in the Soviet Union, so this is how the market allocates resources and how our entire economy works. You are free to dislike it, but you cannot blame a couple of individuals, who are actually restoring the efficiency destroyed by the manufacturers, for living in a market-capitalist society.
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    dizmo got a reaction from whm1974 in AMD Launch- Another lack of product   
    Ahh, that makes more sense.
    I don't believe anything anyone spouts. I'll wait and see for myself, but frankly, I don't think it'll come to fruition.
     
    I have no idea who he is, nor do I particularly care. My comment was based on his. I know nothing of his past.
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    dizmo reacted to GravityHurts in Console Scalpers Are Being Robbed   
    I don't know how anybody thinks that actually robbing people of stuff that they paid for is justified just because they are trying to make a profit. I'm not fond of scalpers or anything but what they do really just doesn't justify being robbed. There is a reason that robbery is illegal and scalping game consoles isn't. Is a game console really worth risking someone else's life or your own over? You never know how a robbery can escalate and this could easily lead to somebody being seriously injured or even worse.
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    dizmo reacted to Morgan Everett in Console Scalpers Are Being Robbed   
    Robbery is many things, but hilarious isn't one of them. 
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    dizmo got a reaction from Arika S in AMD Launch- Another lack of product   
    Surprise surprise. I laugh at the people that thought it'd be better than Nvidias, though honestly I didn't think it'd actually be worse. Some retailers in Canada that got 3000 series stock didn't get any AMD GPUs, and they're not even taking back orders like they were for Nvidia...they have no idea when they're getting more. That's a real bad sign, and honestly, pretty disappointing coming from AMD, a company that only launches their reference series at launch. Technically they should have even more supply, as they have fewer board partners to worry about.
     
    I don't think physical manufacturing is that easy to ramp up. At least not as far as chip production is concerned. Most of the fabs don't have extra capacity, and it's not like you can just go build another fab, that takes years.
    It's not only fanboys though. There's lots of people looking to buy cards this time of year, it's usually the best time to build a new PC regardless if you care about a particular brand or not.
    Far from it.
    Those are only created because of poor supply. Also, because of this, people that might have otherwise kept it just sell it because, why not? You're getting twice the money for something that you can just buy later on, like a normal person. The issue is supply, and those that are willing to pay the higher price.
    That makes no sense. No company wants to have something that everyone wants, that they can't sell.
    It's only exclusive if it has limited stock and that limited stock stays that way, which is not the case here.
    As has already been said, that's a very, very small percentage of the market. Look at the Steam Hardware survey. What's the top GPU? Nothing current. For 6 places.
    It's not even from the 3000 series. It's a 2000 series entry level card. Those generally aren't people that upgrade every generation.
    How did Nvidia abandon the market? They haven't. They just don't have supply. Just like AMD doesn't have supply. That statement really makes no sense at all.
    Smells like someone has AMD stock and is trying to assert a narrative.
    It's not hard to gather if you look into Steam Surveys and such.
    Also, forums are a horrible way to gauge anything. It's a group of enthusiasts, and a very narrow one at that. Most of my friends game, most of them have pretty high end rigs, and I'm the only one that goes onto forums. Forum goers are a very small pool of an already small market.
    The yields for Samsung really aren't that bad though, and it would depend more on capacity than yields. IE if Samsung is putting out 1,000 chips and 300 are bad vs TSMC putting out 600 and 100 are bad. You're still getting more. TSMC supplies many other vendors, and I don't think Samsung does as much.
     
    I've always hated how AMD only releases their reference cards first.
    Sounds more like the vendor you bought it from was just selling stock they didn't actually have, hoping that they'd be able to get the stock and ship it before you asked for a refund. Linus commented on something similar to this when he worked at NCIX.
     
    Most places will let you back order an Nvidia card, and you'll get it a few weeks later. This isn't true for AMD. That shows to a larger stock issue.
  21. Informative
    dizmo reacted to porina in AMD Launch- Another lack of product   
    When I said physical manufacture, I was referring to the assembly of the video cards, not the fab process which I covered separately in my reply. Apologies if that wasn't clear.
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    dizmo reacted to Blademaster91 in AMD Launch- Another lack of product   
    But people haven't been upgrading every year because the RTX 2000 series wasn't even an upgrade for those using a GTX 1000 series card, particularly the GTX 1080 and 1080Ti. And with more people stuck at home with extra time for gaming as a hobby and extra money, or working from home needing a GPU demand for dedicated GPU's could definitely be higher.
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    dizmo reacted to Dedayog in AMD Launch- Another lack of product   
    You need to understand people to understand this.  Basic human psychology.  Literally ANY new product is looked at this way by people.
     
    Also, I do agree that COVID plays a part.  Manufacturing is way down across the planet, not just the major foundries.  Shipping and customs are taking multiples of time to be completed.
     
    Due to the above, bots/scalpers are noticing a much higher uptick in profits.  Obviously I don't have numbers,  but logically I would take advantage of a world climate such as we have.  Scalping when there is a lot of supply doesn't make as much sense.
     
     
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    dizmo reacted to HanZie82 in Got a Radeon!   
    Sounds like you confused a topic with a status message.
  25. Funny
    dizmo reacted to Blue4130 in AMD quietly removes mountain bikes from store after health risks found in Gamers Nexus review   
    Hmmm, are bulldozer cpu's only for heavy equipment use? 😜
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