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  1. rjbarker

    Ampere Release Heating Up.....Worth Skipping Turing?

    We'll see how this all pans out over the next few months...if any of the leaks hold true ..Ampere 3080Ti will be a beast of a Card!!! https://www.techpowerup.com/266959/nvidia-rtx-3080-ti-and-ga102-ampere-specs-other-juicy-bits-revealed
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    10900K @ 5.4 Ghz .....10/20 cores !!

    We'll wait n see what the "above average" OC'ers can do with either a decent AIO or a Custom Loop.....no good info as to what cooling was used.....considering my 9900k can achieve 5.1 Ghz (8/16 cores) @ 1.365v vcore.....this would be substantial for sure........game on ;)...
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    Epic Game Account Hacked.....

    Hi guys I have never been hacked with anything on the Net....but somehow my Epic Game Account got hacked (with a little help from me I think).... - Went to Log into my Epic Account (have both Metro Exodus and The Outer Worlds), got a message my verification / information was incorrect) - Assumed...
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    New nv 2080 Super Line Up..Soon?

    Been watching the Evga RTX 2080Ti XC Gaming / Ultra Cards very slowl come down in price the last month or so......very tempted to pick up a coupe along with some EK Blocks.... ....but want to wait n see what the 2080 Supers bring to the table.....been reading all the leaked links..... Perhaps...
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    PSU Custom Cable Kit Type 4

    Hey guys.. Back out on the ship with crappy Internet......hoping you guys can post some links (Newegg....Mikes...Memory Express...etc) to a set of Custom PSU cables for my AX 1600i .(....I know the cables that come with it have the built in Line Capacitors (for ripple reduction)...not sure if...
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    9900K OC 5.1 / 5.2 Ghz

    Getting into some tweaking now..... This chip requires a fair bit of voltage and comes the heat....even under a Custom Loop with 1080 Rads :whistle: The Max Temps are during either runs of Realbench Stress Test, wPrime and Cinebench Load up everything 100% 5.2 Ghz / Uncore 4.7 Ghz vCore...
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    Line Speaker Connectors vs Audio Optic Cable

    Hi guys Just curious...does connecting my Surround Speaker System to my Mobo via the SPDF Digital Audio Optic cable (to my Mobo) still result in 5.1 Ch Surround? Im pretty sure the answer is yes.....Ive never had a Mobo with Optic out so always had to connect the color coded cables to the...
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    Vega Build w EK Velocity & 1600i

    Ok so finally got home after a "long" 6 weeks on the road.........and back to "tinkering" with my new Build...... So I know its "overkill" (I hate that term)......but decided to swap out the AX 1200i for a AX 1600i.....Im solid now for a new HEDT build with RTX SLi at some poitn in the...
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    Rampage VI Extreme Omega

    Very nice looking board....almost wishing now I hadnt rebuilt back in December......team this bad boy up with a 9900X or 9920X and 32G or 64G Quad Channel .....sweet.....sure like the line of ROG Boards...."Extreme Price" for sure!!!! ....was kinda hoping to see the ROG Apex XI here in...
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    12″ (30cm) DarkSide CONNECT Dimmable Rigid LED Strip – UV Rev4.1 Query

    Sorry guys for some reason I cant seem to be able to copy n paste the link to thie Daz Product: 12″ (30cm) DarkSide CONNECT Dimmable Rigid LED Strip – UV Rev4.1 Heres the link to the page: https://www.dazmode.com/store/product-category/lights/ Which power connector would be most...
  11. rjbarker

    Zotac GPU's ?

    Any Members have any input or opinions (based on experience ....prefer not from Internet surfing)...with regards to: - Quality -Customer Service (including RMA) - Is there a Zotac Forum? Also, does the addition of a Water Block void Warranty (I looked on there web site and didnt see anything...
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    Evga Z390 Dark

    Sure a nice looking Board...really like the 90 degree ports for 24 Pin and 2 x CPU 12v 8 Pins....16 Phase,,,,the Evga X58 Vanilla....X58 Classified were awesome.....but a lot of bad mojo with the Evga X79 Classified so I bailed out of Evga Mobo's and went with Asus Rampage X79...... ....almost...
  13. rjbarker

    Keyboard Suggestions..EDIT - PURCHASED..THANKS!!

    Looking for something $150 - $200... - gaming - no noise keys (no clicking) - not to sensitive (but decent for gaming) - backlit key board - quality - lower profile keys Suggestions welcome.......
  14. rjbarker

    WC Temps - 9900K 1080Ti SLi

    Thought Id throw this screen shot up.... 9900K @ 5 Ghz All Cores 1.275 vCore 32G Platinums 3200 Mhz C16 1080Ti's OC + 85 Core / +255 Memory * Havent had a lot of luck with 5.1 Ghz yet....although Im presenty at work so wil likely monkey around a bit more once Im back home :whistle...
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    9900K 5 Ghz 1.28v 1080Ti SLi Power Consumption Query

    This is for the PSU guru's and power consumption experts..... With an AX 1200i (new) I cant believe Im even making this query.....but......Ive been trying to figure out if perhaps my BSOD's at 5.1 Ghz to 5.2 Ghz could possibly be power related.....:shok: My personal feeling is it isnt....not...
  16. rjbarker

    OC'ing Z370/390 & 4 DIMM vs 2 DIMM

    Hey OC'ers.....couple of folks over on ROG forum stating the Duo Channel Z390 Chipset Boards OC easier running say 4 x 8G vs 2 X 16G Kits....in other words populating ALL DIMM Slots vs half of them. In my experience its always been just the opposite....better to run say 2 x 16G sticks vs 4 x...
  17. rjbarker

    Vega - 9900K / Maximus XI-E Benchmarks

    Vega is pretty much done; added a couple of RGB strips today and more tweaking in the UEFI. I must say that I didnt hit the Silicone Lottery with this Chip....more likely an average Chip...a tad disappointing...but overall satisfied.... Seemed this chip needs somewhere between 1.35v and...
  18. rjbarker

    New Samsung SSD - IRST vs ACHI ?

    Just curious....SSD's have always been SATA AHCI mode......when I go to Samsung Magician I see an option called "rapid mode" or something like that.....its greyed out and just wondering if its available if I set SATA mode to IRST ? - Samsung 970 Pro 512G M.2 NVMe (Boot Drive) - Samsung 860 Pro...
  19. rjbarker

    Maximus XI Extreme 9900K BIOS Oddity - SOLVED!

    Hi guys Ive posted this over on ROG ASus but no help there really. Just want to get some opinions whether I should be consideirng RMA'ing this Mobo or just live with the glitch... When I change all of my OC paramters F10 and reboot the Motherboard doesnt indicate the new Frequency and Core Ratio...
  20. rjbarker

    Vega Build Lives !! MXI-E & 9900K

    Ok guys....been tinkering since I got all the parts :thumb: All set-up on the bench..no GPU's as using IG on Board....hooked up to my old Dell U2711 Everything posted fine, although RAM defaulted to JEDC at boot up to 2133 Mhz @ 1.2v...set XMP all good at 3200 Mhz @ 1.35v Put a Corsair...
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