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  1. #41

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    DDR5 mem would be that impressive as compared to what we already have in DDR4 with tighter timings and what not. Major difference will lie how the memory controllers on the latest CPU will behave and utilize the full potential of RAM.
    It will take some time to iron everything out and prices drooping eventually. But yeah expensive it shall be.
    MOBOS and PSU will also spike in prices and I wouldn't be surprised to see some sort of new Power port & delivery making old PSUs completely incompatible. PSU guys ain't really making exponential profits like other major AIB brands since they're still pretty much the same.

    GPUs will be awesome along with AutoHDR and Direct Storage from Win11\10upgrade. But again, top end would be launched at like 2000$ or something.

  2. #42

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    1. Some companies, apparently, were making short[cuts/circuits] with their power supply units and bundling them with discrete graphic cards.

    2. Are the new graphic cards going to follow nVidia with the new electrical sockets, and presumably, more balanced distribution?

    3. Potentially, except for the case, you might have to get a completely new personal computer, because, even the gumsticks might have doubled in speed by then; come to think of it, might as well get a new case, with hopefully, improved airflow.

    4. I don't think Advanced Micro Devices is going to give the option for two memory controllers, and come to think of it, Accelerated Processing Unit onboard graphics really like fast memory, so it would make sense.

    5. But then again, I had always planned to eke out the current socket as long as possible, until I can achieve enlightenment on the next, and it's paraphernalia.
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  3. #43

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    Yeah lol Gigabyte in particular were forcing bundles with an explosive PSU:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xts3pvbcFos

    I'm not sure about the graphics card socket. So far Nvidia's Founder's edition was the only one with its weird 12-pin socket.
    Yeah AMD may not go that route. Infinity fabric is already strong.

  4. #44

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    Going by the latest rumours, power draw is going up for the high end, all around.

    So when I advise getting reliable power supply units, it may save your other components.
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  5. #45

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    Got a GPU, put it in, and TV I'm using as a monitor has no signal. Tried all 3 HD outlets. Works with my laptop.

    Probably should have gotten a keyboard a little while ago. I don't think my cheap Bluetooth will be usable in BIOS.

  6. #46

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    What's not working?

    Presumably, the personal computer booted, and after you have properly installed the graphic card, ensured that the power molex has been socketed securely, the television receives no signal.

    Borrow a graphic card, and retry it.
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  7. #47

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    Quote Originally Posted by Condottiere 40K View Post
    What's not working?

    Presumably, the personal computer booted, and after you have properly installed the graphic card, ensured that the power molex has been socketed securely, the television receives no signal.

    Borrow a graphic card, and retry it.
    I got it working, took the RAM out then back in. Now I'm on being asked to pick the folder where I have all my drivers. I don't have anything else on the flash drive. Should I have done that in BIOS? EDIT: Now I can't get back to that screen, now only takes me to the BIOS.

    The GPU is low quality but serves its current purpose till the price gouging stops, which may be next year. Silver lining is it's so small it's doesn't upset the white color scheme. Since it may be a while, I can hold-off on buying any monitors/3D headset. Thinking I'll do something weird like.

    ^ ............................^
    | .............................|
    27"<--34"+curved-->27"
    | .............................|
    v .............................v

    The 34" would obviously be the gaming one. MSI is having a lot of good ones.
    Last edited by NorthernXY; September 04, 2021 at 03:34 PM.

  8. #48

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    Had a pin out of place by one slot; cost me $130 to find out (they tried to charge me twice that). New keyboard was black when I ordered white, so had to send that back. Stupidly I didn't order one with wifi or Bluetooth so waiting for that delivery as well.

    What the word on Radeon? Could get a white one right now even though they cost more retail. The fact I can get one makes me think they're not that great otherwise they'd be gone for scalping/mining.

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  10. #50

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    Does it matter?

    Best bang for buck from the new ones I heard was the sixty nine hundred; the sixty six hundred is closer to supposed retail price.

    Market is dependent on factors outside of computer gaming; even if the mainland Chinese real estate market implodes, you can bet despite the prohibitions, Chinese individuals and companies would hop on mining.
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  11. #51

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    Even without a good GPU it's so much faster at layering 3D models, like 10x.

    @Ishan Any really, price range is $1,000 and would like a white one, which I can find, unlike the Asus 3070 white.

    Anybody have experience with Remote Desktop? I want to be able to play video games in my warm bed on cold winter nights.
    Last edited by NorthernXY; October 01, 2021 at 08:22 PM.

  12. #52

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    Think I'm done buying things till Black Friday. GPU are still non-existent so I'll probably just get a couple of monitors.

    There's quite a few white Zotac 3060 available but don't know anything about them.

    Unfortunately I'll need Remote Desktop on my laptop too, duh, but only Windows Pro has it. Laptop is 6 years old, still runs well, but it's nearing its end. Can I transfer Windows to another computer if it dies? Thinking about getting a Microsoft Surface Tablet for mobile, plus the capability to draw stuff.

  13. #53

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    Don't get the 3060 please. It's not worth the price. Wait till the Black Friday or Christmas, no option really.

    Your main monitor is 34" so a WQHD res 3440 x 1440? Or is it 4K? Your target should be 3060Ti-3070 for 2K or 3080 for 4K. A load of huge stock of founder's edition card is rumored to be dumped at BestBuy. So be on the look out.

  14. #54

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    Deal, will pass on it. Ideally I want the 3080 but don't know if I actually need that much power. I don't play FPS, Kingdom Come: Deliverance isn't a shooter, I play Europa EU4 and other strategy games, which have a lot of wait times. So refresh rates aren't that important to me.

    Checked BestBuy earlier today and high end GPUs are all gone.

    Thoughts?

    https://www.amazon.com/AOC-CU34G2X-F..._t2_B08LCMYT54

    https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Optix-MAG...%2C267&sr=1-12

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YP6PFFT

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KZQ6214...cr_wdg_tit_rfb

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/seort/498...mpaign_id=9383
    Last edited by NorthernXY; October 03, 2021 at 10:31 PM.

  15. #55

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    The long view is that demand will catch up to supply in the second half of Twenty Twenty Two.

    In the meantime, you have to take account of raw material shortages and power outages disrupting computer component production, combined with shipping delays.

    As regards discrete graphic cards, the usual advice is if you need it for your business, you have no choice but to buy one; if it's just for gaming, you can wait and see what Intel brings out, in terms of performance and price.
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  16. #56

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    I can wait for a reasonable price as a I have a low cost/high performance GPU and play testing my games and Blender (making 40K models). I'm not finding a huge degradation in graphics, yet. My GPU was about $105 US so I don't waste money on something that I'm trying to replace with a better option ASAP. I check NewEgg and eBay every day and am on product wait lists that informs me they have what I want.

    With my cheap graphics card a nice new monitor(s) would be superfluous because it couldn't handle it/them.

    Wanting a fan for the back to blow air out, maybe 3 for the side to blow air in. Currently my set-up is radiator on top with fans blowing out, the front has 3 fans and is blow air in. Don't know if the fan headers on the MB would will work like I want.

  17. #57

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    @NXY
    Go with this monitor:
    https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XV340CK-.../dp/B08BG4GWRL
    Best 34"Inch IPS monitor. Currently it's 450$ but it was down to 316$ recently within the 3 months. Install the Keepa Plugin in your chrome to keep track of prices on Amazon.


    I also have to get a card and I've been waiting for over a year now lol. My bets are Black Friday, or Christmas or Next year when SUPER series cards launch and someone might sell the old one after getting a SUPER card or something. If all that fails, then I would just skip this and wait for Crypto Crash and in late 2022. Won't pay 2-2.5X amount of price over MSRP.

  18. #58

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    Thanks.

    Now the modem doesn't seem to be working on my desktop, though it can see it in the Wi-FI choices. My laptop can connect perfectly so I know it the desktop.

    Getting: Unkonw USB Decice (device descriptor failed) and (port reset failed).

  19. #59

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    I've tried to read up on the differences between VA and IPS panels. Why do you recommend IPS?

  20. #60

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernXY View Post
    I've tried to read up on the differences between VA and IPS panels. Why do you recommend IPS?
    From a gaming perspective IPS is better or at least used to but both VA and IPS technologies have caught on and are almost the same these days.

    Main difference that will remain is
    VA: Deep Blacks, more contrast, making dark areas more realistic and good for movie experiences.
    Black Ghosting effect in VA panels while gaming. Some have minimal to none, some have very noticeable. Depends on the vendor panel type.

    IPS: No ghosting issues at higher refresh rates but has IPS Glow or bleeding issues, especially at the corners which makes blacks appear more greyish. Contrast ratio is usually around 2000:1 at max while VA starts from 2500 above to begin with.

    Watch this video carefully to understand the difference:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34bqY7CToHg

    For in-depth article see this:
    https://www.rtings.com/monitor/learn/ips-vs-va-vs-tn
    Last edited by Ishan; October 06, 2021 at 01:56 AM.

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