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  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X470-F
  • RAM
    16GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3200MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA RTX 2080 Super XC Ultra Gaming
  • Case
    Cooler Master H500M
  • Storage
    HP EX920 1TB, Crucial MX500 500GB, Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200rpm 1TB
  • PSU
    EVGA 650 GQ
  • Display(s)
    Nixeus EDG27SV2, Asus VH242H
  • Cooling
    Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 SE MK2
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502

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  1. That’s a pity. I bought my current XPS laptop through a Microsoft store. Their return policy was top notch.
  2. The price almost certainly hasn’t been finalized yet, that’s one of the last things Sony will do and both Sony and Microsoft are watching each other because neither wants to make the first move on price. This screams placeholder to me. I also think the disc-less SKU is very unlikely to be €100 less. Disc drives don’t cost nearly that much so most of that €100 would be a reduction in margin, which makes no sense from Sony’s perspective.
  3. I strongly suspect that Epic isn’t concerned that ProtonMail is insecure, they’re concerned with Epic’s own internal security. Likely what they’re actually saying is that a huge number of spammers have been registering Epic accounts using PM. This would also explain why they aren’t concerned with existing, valid users with a PM address.
  4. This was the going price of the old XM3s, just fyi. Bose cost about the same. Microsoft has their new Surface Headphones 2 at around $250 USD if you are looking for a cheaper pair of noise canceling headphones.
  5. Will be interesting to see what happens with the much more capable 16” MBP. They’ve had their issues, mostly thermal in recent years, but their 45W processors and Adobe software compatibility is a strong selling point for a lot of people.
  6. To be fair, Linus is far from the only person to not really understand the PS5's storage solution and how it's different from a plug-and-play NVME drive in someone's rig.
  7. Here’s the real limits on a 7980XE, imo: R9 3950X - $720 X570 motherboard - $250 (can spend less or more depending on desired features) So for a used 7980XE, I’d be expecting a substantial price cut below what a brand new 3950X and motherboard would cost me.
  8. Those chips can sometimes (but not guaranteed) reach 5 GHz on normal voltages, but I’d strongly recommend not going with that CPU. It’s only a 6C/6T part and is guaranteed not to age very well for anything that can effectively utilize your CPU, including AAA gaming. Ryzen 3600 will run games a lot smoother in many cases, and is better at most non-gaming workloads as well. It just falls slightly behind with high refresh rates while gaming. intel’s own upcoming i5-10600k will also be an option, although it’s going to be significantly more expensive than a R5 3600.
  9. CPU cooling for a given CPU has a few very basic things to consider: 1. The voltage your CPU is using. Motherboard features from manufacturers like Asus may raise voltage above Intel's spec.More voltage will generate more heat. 2. The CPU cooler itself, obviously. 3. Airflow in your case. How is air circulating through your PC? (ambient temperature slightly matters, but it's usually not very extreme) I think @-rascal- might be right about your motherboard having some auto overclocking features enabled. That tends to use higher voltage than manual
  10. Could be a bunch of things. First thing first though, double check that all the PSU cables are plugged into the motherboard headers and your GPU. Frequently they can come loose when you’re working on your rig.
  11. I don’t anticipate PCIe 4.0 being a bottleneck for PC gaming any time soon. There’s probably some usefulness for the extra bandwidth on workstations like deep learning rigs that use the hell out of their PCIe lanes, but regular old RTX 3000 series GPUs won’t show any improvement on PCIe 4.0. It would take a completely unrealistic jump in performance from the GPUs, and it would take games (at a very high frame rate) that can take advantage of all that bandwidth.
  12. Ryzen 3600 and 3600X are nearly identical, and both are faster than Ryzen 2700X for gaming. You can just use whatever’s cheaper between 3600 and 3600X. I believe the latter comes with a better stock cooler, but you could always buy an aftermarket cooler if you wanted.
  13. Yep. And by extreme overclocking, we mean exotic sub-ambient cooling stuff. You don’t need that extra 4 pin for run of the mill overclocking on air or liquid cooling.
  14. This is still pretty relevant: Take a look at that. There haven’t been too many games released in the past year that are even more CPU intensive, so this is still a fairly accurate look at how the CPUs perform today.
  15. I hope we’re firmly into the world of universal SMT now. Good on Intel for making it widely available and reasonably priced. I’m building a new PC later this year for my father, so he can play the new Flight Simulator game. I think the 10700K will be under serious consideration, since the only strenuous use his PC will have is gaming.