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    Thoughts on the HyperX Cloud Alphas?

    Have been looking to replace my open-back Phillips headphones for a while as sometimes it can be difficult to discern sound in games. Wired HyperX Cloud Alphas are on sale on Amazon at the moment for 50 GBP, was wondering if it is worth picking them up with the intention of them being my main gaming headphones for a long time.

    If anyone has any better recommendations at that price range (MSRP 90 GBP) I'm looking for closed-back, preferably wireless, and I don't need a mic as I have a seperate one.

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    2024/07/16
    00:14 UTC

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    rx 6700 xt TUF oc vs normal rx 6700 xt

    so i recently got the 6700xt tuf oc and now im wondering what the difference between the others and this one idk if its better for overclocking or anything like that so if awesome could please explain that to me

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    2024/07/16
    00:13 UTC

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    The end of the adapter cable has cracked, and I don't know why. There are also similar fine cracks in the adapter's input port, but only two, and they are very thin. I bought this laptop last week and spent a lot of money on it. This situation worries me; will this be a problem?

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    2024/07/16
    00:12 UTC

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    Remember when everyone shit all over the 11900k? At least it doesn't degrade.

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    2024/07/16
    00:12 UTC

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    Custom Fan screws

    When watching a build for the Lian Li O11 vision I saw that the fans have a custom screw. Any idea where I can get those?

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    2024/07/16
    00:10 UTC

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    Recommendations for memory expansion? (RAM/SSD suggestions?) spec below

    This is my first gaming pc and was recommended I upgrade my ram and eventually my storage space. any tips or product recommendations?

    https://preview.redd.it/7vrkx8yaurcd1.jpg?width=1289&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=85d32578e34eb9268a6ac04a4e58bbd486658959

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    2024/07/16
    00:03 UTC

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    Why is this old SFF pc going for so much?

    I was browsing eBay and stumbled across this listing. I cannot figure out why the heck it is going for so much when it has nothing but old tech in it. The only thing I can come up with is that it comes with a pound of drugs inside with purchase.

    Can anyone shed some light on this?

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    2024/07/16
    00:02 UTC

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    Is it safe/worth it to constantly undervolt i9-14900K?

    I was having some stability issues in Ghost of Tsushima (particularly on startup) where the game would crash repeatedly. I was convinced this was an issue with the PC port, but when I started blue screening and reading about i9 14900K issues, I figured it was my cpu. I updated my bios and set P1/P2 limits to 253 W and that has seemed to have completely solved the issue (so far). I haven't had stability issues on any other games.

    While on the search, I read a lot about how people frequently undervolt this CPU (around -0.070 V or so?) to reduce heat and save on electric usage. Indeed this thing is quite the space heater. Even with a liquid cooler, I bounce between 70-80 C (sometimes as high as 85) in GoT or Cyberpunk.

    Assuming there isn't a loss in performance or stability, are there any downsides to undervolting long term? Is it generally better for the long-term health of the chip?

    Specs for reference-

    Intel Core i9-14900K

    ASUS ROG STRIX Z790-H Gaming WiFi motherboard

    Gigabyte RTX 4090

    ThermalTake 1000 W Power Supply

    64GB DDR5

    ASUS ROG Ryujin III 360 ARGB AIO liquid CPU cooler

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    2024/07/16
    00:00 UTC

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    Buy a new PC or change out hard drive

    My Alienware Aurora R7’s HDD has officially failed. I received the error code that my hard drive self test was unsuccessful. The system has has GTX 1070 now. Is it worth replacing the HDD on a 2018 machine or should I just buy a new PC with better specs.

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    2024/07/15
    23:59 UTC

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    Need upgrade advice (amd)

    Hello,

    I have a Ryzen 5 2600 + GTX1660ti + 32GB ram and play in 1440p. Is upgrading to a Ryzen 5 5700x3D a good idea or the 1660ti is definetly too old too and needs to go to see the impact of the 5700x3d? Thanks!

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    2024/07/15
    23:59 UTC

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    PC won’t boot after installing windows and updating drivers

    Hi all,

    I just built a PC using Gigabyte Aorus x670e pro x, AMD 7800x3D and Nvidia 4080 Super.

    The PC booted fine after the build, I was able to install windows, play around with ARGB, find some problems with my fans ARGB and try to fix them. I restarted the PC a couple of times in the process. After that, the PC just stopped booting. I noticed the CPU light on the motherboard turn red.

    The fans spin, the RGB on the RAM works, the fans on the GPU work, but the CPU led is red and the PC won’t boot. I tried reseating the CPU, make sure all the connections are fine, cleared CMOS but nothing has helped.

    Any suggestions, help or insights on what could have gone wrong would be really helpful.

    Thanks!

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    2024/07/15
    23:58 UTC

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    set full window in split screen

    https://reddit.com/link/1e4a9pt/video/5mlhq29jtrcd1/player

    Does anyone have an idea how to make a window full screen on a split monitor using power toys?

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    2024/07/15
    23:58 UTC

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    Starting a project on turning a Dell Optiplex 7050 into a budget-friendly gaming pc, any tips?

    After hours of research on pcs, I've recently settled for a Dell Optiplex 7050 that has an intel i7-6700k as its processor. However, I'm struggling on trying to find a cheaper GPU and a corresponding PSU. I'm eyeing the GTX 1050 2gb, but I'm unsure on what PSU to get, any reccomendations?

    Btw: My end goal for this project is to be able to play esports titles (cs2, fortnite, valorant, overwatch, etc) and maybe even GTA V, but nothing too fancy.

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    2024/07/15
    23:55 UTC

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    [Theoretical] Why does frame interpolation/frame generation from both DLSS FSR combined increase latency?

    I was just curious about the theoretical aspect between latency and framerate or specifically frame generation. From my understanding, the higher the framerate, the lower the latency between the input of the user and seeing it register as the output on the monitor/display device. My understanding of this is very limited of course but then I heard something counter intuitive with my understanding.

    I saw a post about combining FSR and DLSS frame generation simultaneously to produce even higher framerate but people kept mentioning an increase in latency(up to hundreds of milliseconds). Why is this so? If the explanation is rather complex, elaborating in slightly simplified terms would be appreciated.

    Just curious, that's all.

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    2024/07/15
    23:54 UTC

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    After 14 years, i’ve build a game PC.

    I used to be all in to PC gaming. Remember the days of the GTX490, I’ve had some consoles in between, but never got the kick I got from that old 490. So 14 years later I got the RTX4090 with an AMD7800x3D. I’m happy as those old days, and the wife doesn’t realize what beast is hidden in that small silly case.

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    2024/07/15
    23:52 UTC

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    is this a lost cause?

    story behind this card: cat urinated on pc, got on gpu, was sitting for a year before my buddy got his hands on it

    went through it with isopropyl, was wondering if there’s any saving this card, any help is appreciated

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    2024/07/15
    23:51 UTC

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    Good specs for microsoft flight sim?

    As title says I'm trying to help my boss build a flight sim and he has everything but the pc. I told him to go straight for the 4090 and 7800x3d 😅 he understandably doesn't want to spend that kind of money, any suggestions from enthusiast's or people with msfs experience would be appreciated. He has a 49 ultrawide 3840 × 1080 I heard it relies alot more on cpu and ram rather than gpu also is this true?

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    2024/07/15
    23:51 UTC

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    Do you think this can run GTA 6 in 4K when it launches?

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    2024/07/15
    23:49 UTC

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    Help me remember a PC case please!!!

    Back in the summer of 2023 I was went down a huge rabbit hole of researching computers because I was looking a new one and wanted to build it myself, I remember seeing a PC case with a modular vertical GPU mount aswell as sliding drawers for external storage etc. I can hardly remember a thing about the case except for it contained the number 500 somewhere in the title. Does anyone know what it could be off the top of their head? Thanks OP

    Edit: I forgot to mention that the case was reasonably cheap - below £125

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    2024/07/15
    23:46 UTC

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    Should we no longer recommend the 13th & 14th gen processors due to the degradation issues? Perhaps we should only recommend AMD and pretend there's only one option to save people from the headaches included with owning Intel.

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    2024/07/15
    23:46 UTC

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    Should my MSI watercooled gaming PC CPU's temps be hitting 100c???

    https://preview.redd.it/77sgfven1rcd1.png?width=3205&format=png&auto=webp&s=0666ae885f1ebbdfd8a6e6c6187173f21ad0cdc3

    I got this PC years ago for work and have been getting random freezing in windows and a few times in CS2 on my 4090. I took out the 4090, removed the drivers, but windows was still randomly hard freezing. It got so bad that windows wouldn't boot. I had to do a restore from previous point. It can now boot, but has already locked up once. I'm talking about just random lockup while using windows explorer.

    I ran cs2 on the intel graphics just to see if it would be stable, and I noticed that the CPU was hitting 100c. Now, this is a watercooled system. Specifically this system:

    https://www.amazon.com/MSI-i9-12900KF-Dual-CHL-VR-Ready-12TJ-282US/dp/B09W4CF8V1

    I haven't noticed the CPU ever getting this hot, but I honestly don't remember ever checking, as most of the work I've done was GPU related. Is there something wrong with the watercooler or CPU?

    I just updated the motherboard's firmware, ran memtest86 with no errors and Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and sfc /scannow

    Is there anything I'm missing?

    https://preview.redd.it/mf9ab1ez4rcd1.png?width=1732&format=png&auto=webp&s=fac8a50a60e881b25bb6a977e6ce154c5a1100cc

    is it normal for a watercooled non-overclocked 12900k to hit 100c, \"overheat\" and have to downclock?

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    2024/07/15
    23:43 UTC

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    Help me piece together a $2.7k PC

    Can someone send me a build through PCpartpicker? Budget is $2.7k a Monitor is also included into that budget.

    I'm new to this, so i don't know what I'm doing. i want to get the best bang for my buck.

    Plan on making Editing/Streaming and playing Comp fortnite, and COD. I would like to have high FPS while playing these while streaming.

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    2024/07/15
    23:41 UTC

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    Is the heatsink damaged?

    https://preview.redd.it/g6ncjhfkqrcd1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=1c9efb5ada59f2496e79942561c0e58dea3b0b5b

    is the heatsink bent in a way that would result in any performance or other meaningful issues? it's an rx 6800xt gigabyte

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    2024/07/15
    23:40 UTC

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    I switched out my mobo, cpu,ram,and ssd and there is a red light, also when i try to enter bios i am hitting delete and its not going into bios

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    2024/07/15
    23:37 UTC

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    Monitor Arm Question

    I have 3 monitors at the moment, one being a 34” ultrawide, and 2 being 27 inch standard monitors. I’m looking to get a monitor arm because the smaller monitors hang a little bit off my desk, and it would just free up more room for a bigger mouse pad that I have that currently doesn’t fit with the monitors standing on the desk. My question is, which monitor stand would you guys consider the best? And would I be better off getting one triple monitor arm, or 3 single monitor arms?

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    2024/07/15
    23:35 UTC

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    Buying a 4060ti on Prime Day

    Hi Reddit! Found two MSI GeForce RTX 4060 ti ventus 8gb gpus on Amazon, same box but different prices. However, in the see more section they have very different release dates (May 2023, April 2024). Was wondering what this is, and what should I do? Thanks!

    MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Ti VENTUS 3X E 8G OC : Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Ti VENTUS 3X E 8G OC : Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

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    2024/07/15
    23:33 UTC

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    Best Laptop for In Home Steam Streaming? (2024)

    I have a PC gaming desktop already that I bought from ibuypower from February 2023. Specs are at the bottom.

    I am looking for a budget friendly laptop with no care for GPU but sufficient enough CPU and network to stream Steam games at home from my desktop to my laptop so I can play games while I watch TV downstairs with my wife. Screen size of ~15" or less is what I am aiming for. I am not looking to play multiplayer FPS games on this. I am mostly contemplating single player games like Stellaris, Civilization, Factorio, but maybe I'll throw in Fallout 76 if I feel like it. If you feel like it is worth spending a couple of extra bucks for a more decent laptop with good reason, I'll entertain it, but I'm thinking this may not be the case...

    I have a gigabyte internet where I am at and a decent router: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082X17B8P/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Any advice is appreciated! Thanks :).

    Specs:

    Case - Thermaltake H570 TG Mesh Front Panel Tempered Glass ARGB Gaming Case - Black

    Case Fans - Default Case Fan

    Processor - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Processor (12X 4.7GHz/64MB L3 Cache)

    Processor Cooling - iBUYPOWER DEEPCOOL GAMERSTORM RGB 240mm CASTLE 240EX Liquid Cooler

    Memory - 32 GB [16 GB X2] DDR5-6000MHz Memory Module - Certified Major Brand Gaming Memory [Free Upgrade to 32GB DDR5-6000 Kingston Fury Beast Memory]

    Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 - 10GB GDDR6X - MSI Gaming Z Trio (VR-Ready)

    Motherboard - ASRock X670E PG Lightning - ARGB Header (3), USB 3.2 Ports (1 Type-C, 7 Type-A), M.2 Slot (4)

    Power Supply - 850 Watt - 80 PLUS Gold Certified PCIe GEN 5

    Primary Storage - 1TB WD Blue SN570 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD -- Read: 3500MB/s; Write: 3000MB/s

    Sound Card - 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

    Network Card - Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)

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    2024/07/15
    23:32 UTC

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    Can you do this

    I’m buying a desktop pc (not a laptop) and here are the specs -intel i5 core 13000k -16 gb of ddr4 -rtx 3050 -With a 650 waltz pcu

    I want to replace the ram with 32 gb how much can this make a difference in gaming or should i upgrade the cpu?

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    2024/07/15
    23:32 UTC

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    Laptop wont turn on at all

    Hello, I'm trying to turn on my Honor Magicbook 14 and I'm getting no response. Last time I used it was about a week ago and it was completely fine.. consistent malware checks etc, always clean. My charger works fine (charging other devices), the empty battery sign won't show when pressing the power button, and the charging indicator light won't, well, indicate. Is this fixable? Is my laptop completely fried? I'm stumped.

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    2024/07/15
    23:30 UTC

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