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  1. Here's another thing to consider, for those looking for a good bang for the buck. AMD just dropped the prices of their 5000 series CPUs. You can get the Ryzen 5 5600X for $150 from MicroCenter. They have a motherboard and 5600x bundle for $329. And that's a good board.

    https://www.microcenter.com/product/...herboard-combo
    Last edited by gamevet; 07 Sep 2022 at 09:35 PM.

  2. That is tempting! Definitely something to consider when I am ready to purchase in a few months.

  3. EVGA says: We're out.
    This is nuts. I think all but the first GPU I have owned is from EVGA.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Rumpy View Post
    EVGA says: We're out.
    This is nuts. I think all but the first GPU I have owned is from EVGA.
    This is like Asus leaving Intel. My last 4 graphics card were from EVGA, until I got an Asus Strix 3060 Ti in February to hold me over with the 4K television, while waiting for card prices to came down. I’m hoping to pick up a 12GB 3080 FTW or the Ti from them soon. I’m definitely getting their last line of GPUs.


    Steve (from Gamer's Nexus) does a great job of guessing why the breakup happened.


    Last edited by gamevet; 16 Sep 2022 at 10:53 PM.

  5. Unfortunate. My favorite gpu makers for a long long time.
    look here, upon a sig graveyard.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Rumpy View Post
    EVGA says: We're out.
    This is nuts. I think all but the first GPU I have owned is from EVGA.
    EVGA attached this graph to their letter.
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  7. haha, nice

  8. So, a PC build I did on the cheap for a friend (my old 2500K rig) decided to have something fail on the MB (or CPU) causing the graphics card to run at near zero cycles. I'm thinking that the PCI-E slots weren't delivering power to the Graphics card. The machine was built in June of 2020 and it managed to last 2 years and 3 months. I offered to help him with building a PC using modern gear. It's the perfect time. DDR4 is starting to wind down and Intel and AMD are bringing their nest gen CPUs using DDR5/PCIE-5 boards this year. AMDs 5000 series CPUs and their motherboards are getting discounts. The R5 5600 was dropped down to $149 and the 5600X to $179. Today I picked up the MSI B550 Tomahawk Wifi for $159, along with the $149 5600.



    This is a look at an older version of the board. It'll run the Samsung EVO 980 NVME SSD like a champ. That's the recommended NVME drive for the PS5 storage drive expansion.






    https://www.microcenter.com/product/...tx-motherboard

    https://www.microcenter.com/product/...ooler-included


    I was looking at the $50 kits of 16 GB RAM and the only decent ones were in the mid $70 range. I've been looking to upgrade to higher speed RAM for my i9-9900K rig, since I've been running 32GB of DDR4-3200 CL16 and have been wanting to replace it over the past year, as faster RAM had substantially dropped. I ended up buying an open box (it doesn't look like it was ever opened) of Corsair Vengeance 32GB DDR4-3600 CL16 RAM for $124. I'd saved $40 on what was pretty much a new set of RAM.




    The RGB syncs up with Corsair's iCue led lighting hub, which also sync up with my ROG Strix motherboard. I gotta say though. I'm beginning to believe that Corsair is one of the best, if not the best, all around PC part suppliers on the market. I just plugged these RAM sticks in the board, I power it up and it only cycles twice. I go into the Bios and the RAM is already set in XMP. That was the easiest RAM installation I've experienced in quite some time.





    Here's the G.SKill Ripjaws RAM that is currently in my rig. It's pretty much a top brand in PC RAM. He's going to get a great price on it and it blend in well with the color of the board.


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    Last edited by gamevet; 04 Oct 2022 at 12:33 AM.

  9. I just had to post this here. Asrock has released a Z790 Intel board, with a Sonic theme to celebrate the release of Sonic Frontiers.

    https://www.newegg.com/p/13-162-101



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    Last edited by gamevet; 29 Nov 2022 at 07:05 PM.

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