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About Loki0111

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  1. If both cards are at MSRP I personally wouldn't. I prefer the RTX 3080 to the 6800XT. Less VRAM but most likely better ray tracing performance, DLSS and Nvidia's drivers all for just $50 more. If we were talking the RTX 3090 and 6900XT it would be a different story.
  2. I agree with the others. I've seen some of the review videos with the card tripping the circuit protection on already somewhat loaded 1000 watt PSU's. 750 is unfortunately probably not going to be enough for that card. Your CPU can max pull something like 211W, the card can pull something like 395W at max. Throw in some peripherical and drives and that can start to add up fast. You generally don't want your PSU having a sustained load over 80% for long, you don't ever want to be hitting or exceeding 100%.
  3. The GPU market as a whole is acting weird as fuck right now. IMO almost everything decent is over priced or completely out of stock. My theory is its probably combination of Nvidia tripped up everyone who planned an upgrade by having no stock of the new cards, massive scalping going on pretty much everywhere and a lot of people are upgrading or building gaming rigs right now due to COVID. You have half the planet locked in with nothing to do and no where to go spend their money so this actually isn't too shocking.
  4. Some suppliers will sell packaged PSU cable kits for their PSU's. You'd need to verify its the right one for your specific PSU model though. https://www.evga.com/products/productlist.aspx?type=10&family=Power+Supplies&chipset=Power+Supply+Cable+Set+(Individually+Sleeved) The fact you are not getting even getting a spin up on your CPU fan is concerning though. You may have done some damage. Try putting the old card back in and putting the cables back the way they were. If it still won't post you may have a bigger issue then a cable right now.
  5. Your PSU should have PCIe 6+2 cables already. That is what should go into the top of the card and connect to the PSU PCIe connector. You shouldn't be messing with the mobo or PSU CPU power connectors at all. Do not mix and match PSU cables.
  6. At $250 USD for a CPU you'll be a bit limited. Best you can probably do is a R9 3600XT (6C\12T), the i7-9700K & F (8C\8T) are going for just under $300 as well right now. Any of those can game.
  7. Thunderbolt is limited to around 40 Gbit/s and there is overhead. So I'd expect at best something like PCIe 3.0 X4 speeds. Based on that I wouldn't bother with anything spending above a GTX 1060 since you are going to see diminishing returns on investment with the more bandwidth a card uses. Performance will improve on the higher end cards but the Thunderbolt performance penalty will get steeper as well.
  8. Depends, what do you typically do with you box and what kind of games do you play? Also most importantly how much do you want to spend?
  9. If that is the case then buy the GPU on the basis of your planned future build. Your current one is going to really limit your options.
  10. That i5-4460 is pretty weak by today's standards. Like would lose to a modern $80-100 low end budget processor. I'll very likely get push back on this but I always recommend at least 8C/16T CPU with a pass mark of at least 12,000 for gaming. If money is a big factor you don't need to go bleeding edge, Zen 2 or Intel 9th gen would be fine. You can get away with a 6C/12T right now but I dunno why you'd upgrade to the absolute minimum spec. It won't matter as much for COD and on the rails shooters but will matter in some RTS and simulator games. There are games out right n
  11. If you can afford it always do at least RAID 10. You'll get better redundancy then RAID 5-6 and you'll get better performance since you are not worrying about parity checks anymore.
  12. I've done a 6 disk move of a Storage Spaces pool before and Windows picked up the transferred pool without any further intervention from me. Not saying that will happen in every case but if everything works like it should at most you might have to put the hardware drives "online" in Disk Management.
  13. For gaming you'll be fine.
  14. Aside from the fact they are PCIe cards of somewhat similar dimensions with heat sinks and fans on them they don't actually share that much in common. The architecture is totally different, RAM and the nodes pumping them out are different, AMD is using a large on IC cache, Nvidia is not. That is sort of like saying a Tesla Roadster and a Porche 911 are the same vehicle because they have 4 tires and a body of approximately the same dimensions. The companies definitely closely watch each other and I suspect have very good estimates of each others upcoming tech
  15. If you want to spin the dice on the lol'z you could try and get in on one of these. I am expecting the orders will all get cancelled though.