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melete

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    melete got a reaction from F.E.A.R. in Microsoft to permanently close all physical retail stores   
    That’s a pity. I bought my current XPS laptop through a Microsoft store. Their return policy was top notch.
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    melete got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 in Microsoft to permanently close all physical retail stores   
    That’s a pity. I bought my current XPS laptop through a Microsoft store. Their return policy was top notch.
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    melete got a reaction from ARikozuM in Microsoft to permanently close all physical retail stores   
    That’s a pity. I bought my current XPS laptop through a Microsoft store. Their return policy was top notch.
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    melete got a reaction from thechinchinsong in Microsoft to permanently close all physical retail stores   
    That’s a pity. I bought my current XPS laptop through a Microsoft store. Their return policy was top notch.
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    melete got a reaction from Uttamattamakin in Microsoft to permanently close all physical retail stores   
    That’s a pity. I bought my current XPS laptop through a Microsoft store. Their return policy was top notch.
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    melete got a reaction from Techstorm970 in Microsoft to permanently close all physical retail stores   
    That’s a pity. I bought my current XPS laptop through a Microsoft store. Their return policy was top notch.
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    melete reacted to DildorTheDecent in PS5 Design Revealed + All New Games!   
    Neither variant of the PS4 has an external power brick though.
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    melete got a reaction from Mister Woof in Can I overclock the i5 9600KF to 5ghz?   
    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.
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    melete got a reaction from 5x5 in buying a cpu off of ebay   
    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. 
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    melete got a reaction from TTV BigRecoiilz in Can I overclock the i5 9600KF to 5ghz?   
    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.
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    melete got a reaction from -rascal- in High temps from Intel i7-9700K   
    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 overclocking, so it will naturally lead to higher temps.
     
    If you're using a case with especially bad airflow, like one with an all-glass front and virtually no air intake, that will also lead to seeing somewhat higher temps.
     
    I believe that a 9700k throttles around 100C, so anything below that technically won't impact your PC's performance.
     
     
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    melete reacted to -rascal- in High temps from Intel i7-9700K   
    What CPU Core Voltage are you seeing?
    What does Open Hardware Monitor / CPU-Z say?
     
    i7-9700K boosts up to 4.9 GHz.
    Seeing 5.0 GHz, it looks like the CPU is (auto) overclocked, or Multi-Core Enhancement is enabled in the BIOS
    This can cause the CPU to operate out of spec from factory.
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    melete got a reaction from oernst in The new RTX 30 series   
    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. 
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    melete got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in Big Problem   
    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. 
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    melete reacted to ShrimpBrime in Big Problem   
    Only need to utilize the 8 pin cpu power connector unless you plan on extreme overclocking.
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    melete reacted to The_russian in Big Problem   
    The 5600 XT doesn’t saturate PCIe 3.0, so I am not sure why you thought you needed to upgrade to PCIe 4.0. Currently the only thing that actually benefits from PCIe 4.0 are SSDs. Like the others have said the extra 4 pin is for extreme over clocking, like if you are going to use chilled water or LN2. You also can’t use the vga cables for cpu power, you will fry something. There is a reason they are labeled separately. Just use the 8 pin for cpu power and you will be fine.
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    melete reacted to yaboistar in Faster than the standards (update: and your CPU clock) - 2020 is the year of DDR5 (but not for the most of us)   
    stockpile it now man, it's only gonna get worse
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    melete got a reaction from DrDerp in Best budget card   
    RX 580 = GTX 1650 Super > RX 570 > GTX 1650
     
    So what you get really depends on local prices and availability, but they're all fairly good except GTX 1650. GTX 1650 is trash.
     
    You could also look at used RX 470/570 or RX 480/580.
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    melete reacted to SteveGrabowski0 in Current GPUs enough for next gen?   
    I think it's a very bad time to buy a gpu. PS5 is rumored to use an RX 5700 XT level gpu with hardware RT and the big XBox Series X is supposed to be more powerful than that. Look at the king of the hill gpu from February 2013, the GTX 680, and how badly it aged into the new console gen that started in November 2013. Here are some games from late 2014 and early to mid 2015 that obliterated the GTX 680, which was the RTX 2080 equivalent of February 2013.
     

     

     

     
    And this was going into a new generation of consoles where Microsoft cheaped out on gpu because they were building XBox One as a media center and not a gaming console, and when Sony cheaped out because they nearly went bankrupt with the cost of producing PS3s. Now you're talking new consoles that are rumored to have very serious gpu horsepower. I don't expect that anything currently available is going to age all that greatly tbh. You won't be playing 720p minimum settings with a 2060 or 5600 XT, but you'll possibly be below the console hardware baseline playing lazy PC ports from console. Of course that rumor about the PS5's gpu could be BS (though Digital Foundry seems to find it credible), so no way to really know until official specs are revealed.
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    melete got a reaction from GOTSpectrum in Intel Buying Back Stocks to Hide Declining Growth   
    First you have to sell off tiny parts of yourself to thousands of strangers.
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    melete got a reaction from soldier_ph in Animal crossing for switch has weird data restrictions   
    Nintendo struggling with online services the rest of the industry figured out a decade ago. Who would have thought it?
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    melete got a reaction from SpaceGhostC2C in Modemn't - Apple, Broadcom lose $1.1 billion lawsuit for patent infringement   
    America, the only place in the world where patents exist.
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    melete got a reaction from SlimyPython in The end of public anonymity   
    Luckily, there's an easy solution to defeat facial recognition software, even if someone else happens to photograph you in public.
     
    Just become a Juggalo.
     

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    melete got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in The end of public anonymity   
    Luckily, there's an easy solution to defeat facial recognition software, even if someone else happens to photograph you in public.
     
    Just become a Juggalo.
     

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    melete got a reaction from valdyrgramr in The end of public anonymity   
    Only with the right makeup. Juggalo makeup works because it redefines your jawline and messes with the way software recognizes your face shape. The makeup in the bottom left corner did not do that. 
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