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bluebarracuda
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
I actually just realized I could get hardware from our supplier

They have a 3080ti listed for $1500, but it would likely be at MSRP ordering it through the company


Joshjrn
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I have a 1 TB S31 SATA drive from them for my game storage. They are legit.

Their drives compare very well against Samsung and Western Digital in both performance and price.


I already had a 1TB. What's so impressive about them is how well they work even when nearly full.

I added another 2TB just for vanity purposes, and so I basically never have to uninstall a Steam game for the next several years

ETA: And no matter how many times I do it, I always get confused when Windows doesn't recognize my new drive on boot because I forget that I have to go format it...
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Joshjrn
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I actually just realized I could get hardware from our supplier

They have a 3080ti listed for $1500, but it would likely be at MSRP ordering it through the company


I mean, do you want to become the new Mtech Mike? Because you could run quite the little cottage industry


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bamabenny
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
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I actually just realized I could get hardware from our supplier


What’s lead time on a 6700xt reference or a 3060ti FE? Hook it up


UltimateHog
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finchmeister08
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
What is a refresh?


UltimateHog
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Same arch just a further refined process more power better efficiency. Zen 3+ is the same thing on CPU side.


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Joshjrn
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
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What is a refresh?


Like Ultimate posted, it's generally just a little bump to a current line. When production first starts, there are little flaws that reduce yield, so performance/efficiency numbers need to stay down in order for yield to be viable. As production goes forward, those flaws get ironed out, and they are able to get small boosts in performance and efficiency without reducing yields, so they basically create new bins and sell them.

With that said, the Zen 3 refresh that AMD is being rumored to make is something different, as they might be adding 3d cache stacking to their cpus. If that comes to fruition, my theory is that it's a trial run to iron out any kinks before they fully launch 3d cache with Zen 4.

So, lots of words to say that a refresh is generally a small tweak to an existing product line. Whether the refreshes are worth the money over the original product varies with the details.


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boXerrumble
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
Another set of GPUs that no one will be able to buy!


boXerrumble
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
Windows 11 officially available as an upgrade on October 5th. I think I am going to hold off on upgrading right away.

I have a feeling this upgrade at least early is going to be full of bugs.


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UltimateHog
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I've been running it for 2 months or so and not really many bugs at all. The core is still Windows 10.


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Joshjrn
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
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Windows 11 officially available as an upgrade on October 5th. I think I am going to hold off on upgrading right away.

I have a feeling this upgrade at least early is going to be full of bugs.


Knowing me, I won’t be able to help myself


Penn
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Anyone care to link a good gaming PC I can buy off the shelf?

1000 or less
Would play games like civ and the new Diablo
Just need pc

Purchased a 600 dollar one on eBay and it didn’t work


bamabenny
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Member since Nov 2009
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What kinda specs does the new Diablo require? I'm about to build my new one and don't know what to do with my old one (about five years old). edit: Just looked and this meets or exceeds recommended specs on both those games you mentioned.

i5-4690k (OC'd to 4.2ghz I think) w/ 120mm AIO
Z97 anniversary mobo
GTX 1060 6GB
16 GB RAM
256SSD
1TB HD

Everything works fine, was probably gonna try and get $600 for it around here or something

What were the specs of the one you just bought?

Pic below

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RATeamWannabe
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Do these motherboards have multiple M.2 mounts? I just bought one for the old PC

ETA
This means yes, right?
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2 x M.2 x4 PCIe Gen 4 & SATA mode
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Devious
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Penn
omg
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Would play games like civ and the new Diablo
Just need pc
I will build for you


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bluebarracuda
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
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This means yes, right?


Yup. Sticking with the old PC for now?


RATeamWannabe
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
Oh no, I ordered the new one. Just checking to see what I can keep and carry over.

Going to switch out the Ram and hook up the m.2 from the old one.


bluebarracuda
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
The only things you'll want to carry over are probably the M.2 drive and RAM. I would still do a clean Windows install after swapping the M.2 over so you can get clean drivers installed

You can swap the ram from the new pc into the old so you still have a useable/sellable machine


RATeamWannabe
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
Will windows come with it installed or will I have to do it?


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