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  1. Yeah, the only thing I see odd is the use of a 16...

    Yeah, the only thing I see odd is the use of a 16 core in a gaming rig.

    All indications are that 16 cores are only used for rendering, and high intensity computation work.

    I think the...
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    Holy heck....It just never ends. I haven't been...

    Holy heck....It just never ends.
    I haven't been able to buy a AMD 5000 series CPU.
    I see APPLE has reserved 80% of TSMC for 2021 on 5nm ....so not likely to get any better for AMD or NVDA graphics...
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    That's the LED mechanism itself...it does not do...

    That's the LED mechanism itself...it does not do well with excess heat/high temperature.
    The wattage (total heat generated, not the temperature of one specific component) is 1/10 or less.

    Every...
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    Yeah, the unintended consequences of energy...

    Yeah, the unintended consequences of energy efficiency can be annoying.

    It used to be that driving with your head lights on worked in a blizzard.
    Now the LED light don't generate enough heat and...
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    well, I mentioned in one of my first posts: It...

    well, I mentioned in one of my first posts:

    It all depends on what you intend the computer to do.
    This forum spends a great deal of time telling PSU buyers to not judge by brand, but by...
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    "HP is the king of making everything low quality...

    "HP is the king of making everything low quality and proprietary."

    Used to be the case in the desktop PC market.
    Say maybe 15-20 years ago.

    Now they are selling the same stuff as dell, Lenovo,...
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    To stay on topic I will give you some examples. ...

    To stay on topic I will give you some examples.

    IBM used to make some of the best PC.
    Their Laptops were well ahead of Apple for many many years.

    They sold to Lenovo many years ago.

    HP used...
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    Well, I agree. But it does go to the core...

    Well, I agree.

    But it does go to the core issue, self control or external control.

    Self builds give you a sense of control, thinking you can do better and cheaper than the faceless...
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    I Have not seen any major accomplishments from...

    I Have not seen any major accomplishments from the entire Gates foundation.
    A great deal of talk...
    Good intentions are not results.
    "You sound like a typical brainwashed Trump voter."
    No,...
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    It is the insidious lie of socialism. Giving...

    It is the insidious lie of socialism.
    Giving free stuff to the poor never makes them productive.
    Investing in infrastructure, providing jobs, providing the system to get and maintain their own...
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    my wife and daughter both lost their photos to...

    my wife and daughter both lost their photos to hard drive failure.
    I had provided an external HD for the daughter, told her to back up. In 4 years of college, she never did.

    Hence, now I have...
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    sounds about right. Since going to ssd, the...

    sounds about right.

    Since going to ssd, the hdd failure has been eliminated for me.
    worth the price of admission any day.

    Battery on laptops and phones are now the first thing to go.
    I don't...
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    Yeah, I have always been conflicted about the...

    Yeah, I have always been conflicted about the software tax.
    I find the greatest irony in Bill Gates giving away BILLIONS and being lauded for it.

    Hey, that is money he took from me, and every...
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    they are pure piracy. Yeah, you call MS, say...

    they are pure piracy.

    Yeah, you call MS, say your key doesn't work...and they let you authorize it anyway.:lol:

    But again, as you well know...it all comes down to what you want a computer for....
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    This really depends on the price point and...

    This really depends on the price point and performance level.
    There is no way you can home build a cheap browser computer for the same price. The operating system tax alone can price you out.

    So...
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    Recent thread on coil whine. It is a problem...

    Recent thread on coil whine.

    It is a problem without any surefire(100%) solution.

    https://linustechtips.com/topic/1288520-anyone-tried-resolving-psu-coil-whine/

    AX is Seasonic OEM and people...
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    Well, the thing that stood out for me was the...

    Well, the thing that stood out for me was the implementation of the SRM.

    You guys are the experts. Is it real or hype?
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    superflower leadex 5 gold pro

    https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-v-gold-pro-sf-1000f14tg-1000w/p/1HU-024C-00035

    1000 watt 130 mm
    universal plug in ports

    SRM
    condensed stuff and things...:lol:
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    Yeah.....that is really a personal preference...

    Yeah.....that is really a personal preference kind of thing.

    In general, mechanical keyboards of any kind give better response and feedback...but they become pricey quickly.

    There is also a...
  20. It is not a PSU test but a seperate test of...

    It is not a PSU test but a seperate test of Cases.

    There is also graphics card testing apparently.

    Quit an ambitious testing project.
  21. You are not watching the trends eh? Every MS...

    You are not watching the trends eh?

    Every MS and Google, and APPLE ICON look exactly the same.

    You have file with 5 icons say: drive, gmail, google, maps, photos....and they are all the exact...
  22. I don't think there was any issue with cables. ...

    I don't think there was any issue with cables.

    The PSU in question was simply bought and sat on a shelf.
    THe capacitor issue (unused shelf life) is with the PSU itself.
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    So, for a change of pace. Corsair actually has...

    So, for a change of pace.
    Corsair actually has some units in stock at newegg.

    But there is also better stock of FSP lately.
    For example FSP Hydro PTM Pro 850W 80 Plus Platinum...
  24. Only a problem if it shuts down on your new 3080,...

    Only a problem if it shuts down on your new 3080, the original discussion of this thread...right?
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    Sounds like a great plan. several good options...

    Sounds like a great plan.
    several good options is that price range. Just a matter of what is in stock on any given day with the covid insanity ongoing.

    Today the Corsair RMX 1000 is in stock and...
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