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About CT854

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    NYC, USA
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    PhD Student


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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    ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi
  • RAM
    G.Skill TridentZ RGB 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 @3200MHz
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    Nvidia RTX 3070 Founders Edition
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    Lian Li Lancool II Mesh RGB
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    Samsung 970 Evo 1TB
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    Corsair RMx850
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    Acer Predator XB1 XB241H bmipr
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    Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition
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    Windows 10 Education
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    Samsung S20 5G UW

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  1. Depending on how deep you want to go, you might want to look into analyzing the raw data of Ethereum prices in particular over the interested period (you can export csv data from pretty much any crypto price tracking site), and compare that with any raw data you may be able to find on retail pricing and market on for 30 series cards. Of course, the raw data for pricing fluctuations is pretty difficult to find, but you might be able to find a way to aggregate that data, or find someone who's done that and cite that data. Another thing that might be of interest is whatever raw data is released b
  2. If you have no way to test drive it feasibly, then call off the deal. Seriously. I would not be willing to lose the amount of money I'd have to pay for a 3090 FE to a scam. If you can't take every (or even any) reasonable route to ensure with 100% confidence that it's a legit card that works as it should, that's a complete non-starter. There will be other chances to get a card, remote as they may seem. Ultimately, ask yourself, "am I willing to lose this sum of money to a scam?"
  3. Honestly? If you're meeting in a place where this is feasible, bring your rig to the place you're meeting up and run it in your system, benchmarks and all, before committing to the transaction. If the other person has nothing to hide, they should be okay with this. Alternatively, ask the other person to bring their rig and see it running before committing.
  4. Makes sense. Still, burying fiber optic cable next to subway tracks as a backup tracking method is a fun idea, before it inevitably gets chewed through by rats.
  5. lel But either way, I still find this a bit hard to believe. Is it precedented that the UK just... doesn't get the FE, like, at all? I still don't buy it.
  6. This is so on brand for Linus Torvalds. I'm loving it.
  7. I find this hard to believe. You're telling me that of the almost 67 million people in the UK, a high-income nation that's a large market for computer components, zero people got the 3070 Ti? I'd believe it if you said nobody you knew got a card, but come on, your claim is hyperbolic. This is the unfortunate reality of the current card situation. Limited supply, insane demand, lots of disappointed people for a long long time.
  8. So, here in NYC, the subway agency has claimed for a while that they can't have accurate real-time data for certain lines because of how the century-old signaling system deals with where trains are positions, and that it's only accurate down to the signal block (which can be a fairly expansive stretch of track). How accurate is this fiber location, really? Never mind that this is probably on the scale of miles-long freight trains where the margins of error can be relatively large, but I am curious.
  9. The kit you linked runs at a lower frequency in XMP. The kit I linked runs at 3600MHz with CL16, while the kit you linked runs at 3200MHz with CL16 as well. Ultimately, while Ryzen does like faster RAM, the difference is relatively small. I'll defer to someone else on this topic if they have input...
  10. I own the Lancool II Mesh RGB. It has a USB-C port in the front IO panel too, but it requries a separate cable to be purchased to actually have the USB-C functionality. The same seems to be the case for the Performance SKU, so inclusion of the USB-C port shouldn't be a factor in deciding between the two. The Performance version also replaces the ARGB buttons with fan control for obvious reasons. If you don't care for RGB and the Performance case is cheaper and/or more readily available, I'd say go for it. I recommended this case because I own it and love it, and it scores high mark
  11. Crucial's a mainstay brand. Personally I wouldn't have trouble recommending Crucial RAM. I'm a little struck at how quickly you ordered the parts though... did you look at other reviews of the parts I linked before coming to a decision?
  12. Do you need storage? If not, here's something I scrounged together, operating under the assumption that you had CAD$500 to spend on everything else: PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor (Purchased For $550.00) CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Canada Computers) Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE AX V2 ATX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For $250.00) Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($118.75 @ Vuugo) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB AORUS MASTER Video Card (Purchased
  13. The reason they ran the fiber line next to the railroad was because it was a workaround solution without having to invoke some kind of eminent domain solution to lay down the wiring around the country. The railway company is a state entity, so the government just had the railroad lease a strip of land next to the tracks to the state telecom agency, which then laid down the cables. Probably not ideal, but probably a better and easier solution than burying wire through peoples' houses and potentially having to take over the property.
  14. Meh. I actually feel bad for her. She claims to not even know what the internet is, which, her being of advanced age in a quite impoverished part of the sorta-developed-but-also-quite-underdeveloped-especially-in-rural-regions* world, is actually quite likely true. Yeah, what she did was horrifically consequential and should have been (and was, AFAIK) punished, but "stupid" isn't exactly the word I'd use.
  15. I see your dipshit, and I raise you Hayastan Shakarian, a copper-scavenging old lady in Georgia (the country) who snapped a fiber-optic cable running along a railway, and consequently cut off internet to 90% of the country of Armenia: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-13158351