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  1. Alleged AMD Next-Gen Flagship Navi ‘Radeon RX’ GPU Specifications Leaked – 5120 Cores, 24 GB HBM2e Memory, 2 TB/s Bandwidth
  2. AMD CEO: Ryzen CPUs Now Account To More Than 50% Premium Processor Sales Globally, Strong Demand For Ryzen 3000 & Ryzen 2000 CPUs
  3. Nothing like waking up to a dead PSU, turn my pc on started to watch a video and like a light switch it powered off. Thinking maybe something tripped the breaker I checked that, the outlet itself and obviously my PSU which is dead no power at all, there was no smoke, pops or any attempt to power itself back on. So my nice Corsair RM550 PSU shit the bed, since I am dead broke until unemployment kicks in I had to settle for a cheap $50 EVGA 500 watt from microcenter, sure it's not great but it's more than acceptable for the time being. Upon doing some cable management I came across my CPU backplate, it was a bit loose maybe from 5 years of use? so hoping I get some better temps from tightening the bracket down. Also suddenly my PIC-E x16 #1 slot is working again out of the blue which is strange, at least now my RX480 will be running at x16 might gain a frame or two heh. What a day, never had a PSU just shut down and die, I've seen them burn up and pop but never just shut down.
  4. For my nephew for his high school graduation. We want to keep the cost down below $750.00 and I've narrowed the choices down to these two https://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-nitro-5-15-6-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1650-1tb-hard-drive-128gb-ssd-black/6344387.p?skuId=6344387 or this one https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-15-6-gaming-laptop-amd-ryzen-5-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-256gb-solid-state-drive-shadow-black/6364574.p?skuId=6364574 The Acer seems like the better value unless I'm missing something. Or if you guys have any better suggestions in this price range, let me know.
  5. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-quantum-computers-can-operate-higher-temperatures @Mr.Vic20 How soon do you get one?
  6. https://www.zdnet.com/article/sony-develops-first-image-sensor-combined-with-ai-chip/
  7. I'm completing my master's thesis and of course two weeks before my deadline, the server from the university crashed and I quite possibly lost two weeks worth of work. I'm considering my options now to see if I could redo the work in a shorter time by paying for time on a better server. I'm running some artificial evolution software (Aevol) which is highly parallelized. It isn't too resource intensive as far as RAM goes, but it will use as many CPUs/threads as you can throw at it. I would need whatever cluster to let me run Ubuntu 18.04. The university server I was using was running 16 cores and it still was taking about two weeks for the experiments to complete, so any improvement over this is great. I was getting so desperate, I was even considering buying a 3950x (16 cores, 32 threads) and building my own server since I was wanting to build a new gaming computer anyway, but it seems like pretty much all of the decent motherboards for that CPU are sold out. Probably it's better for my wallet this way. Does anyone here have any experience renting time on a cluster? If so, which company would you go with, and what do you think I could expect to pay for (ideally) 32 or more CPUs for about a week? Is an AWS EC2 instance likely all I would need, for example? This is all very new to me so I appreciate any information you all can give. Thank you!
  8. i sometimes like to just put my pc to sleep instead of full power down and have never had a problem. a couple days ago i took my tower out to dust the inside as i was moving desk setups and know when i try to put the pc to sleep the case fans continue to run and i cant find any setting that would have changed and not sure why simply unplugging the tower would have changed anything?
  9. So long story short, there's an issue with the power supply for my monitor. Basically any slight movement and the monitor loses power from the cable. I'm okay with buying a new monitor since this monitor itself is a relic of last decade, around 2011 when I had it, unless you guys can see where I can buy a replacement power cable for cheap. Nothing special, 1080, 60hz is something I can tolerate. It's a spare monitor, unless you want me to get a new monitor and use my asus as a secondary monitor instead. Reference to what the secondary monitor was. Edit: Okay, I should be a bit more clear. Something that is up to date with current monitor standards for 2020ish, and definitely not something that still uses VGA. https://www.amazon.com/Acer-S230HL-23-Inch-Widescreen-Monitor/dp/B005Q5F7KM
  10. Had this CPU for years. It’s time to let go. What should I get to replace? Any good deals? my GPU is a GTX 1070 and I’m not ready to ditch it just yet.
  11. In the summer between 7th and 8th grade my family agreed to get me a computer for school as I was often over at family member's house working late at night on HW assignments that needed to be typed ( 2 finger typing yay!) So my uncle took my parents and I to Korea Town in L.A. and they got me a complete system with Pentium 1 @ 100 MHz, 4 MB of RAM and an ATi Video card, and CD-ROM This computer was interesting because it came with a removable 1 GB hard drive that could be pulled from the case with a special handle. I had some Sony Speakers that were fucking amazing and lasted me 15 years. We were there all day and we went out to dinner while they worked on the computer, finally we came back in the evening. I was so fucking happy i was getting a computer but I kept eyeballing Doom II and while my Dad was finalizing the deal he went ahead and got it for me as well. And I played the shit out of that game when i was 14
  12. I've been looking around for a new monitor and struggling to decide for myself. I'm currently on an old LG IPS236V, and its served me well. I've fallen in love with the IPS panel at this point because of it. But I'd like to take a step forward and get at least 144hz at 1440p, and maybe a little lower than 5ms(granted if I can snag another good IPS, 5ms will suit me just fine). So my goals are 27" 1440p 144hz, and lower than 5ms would be a plus, and IPS would also be a plus. But from what I've seen, I'll have to compromise somewhere, the first 3 points are my main concern anywho. My budget is pretty loose, honestly less than $700 would be nice, as I mostly just want to get something I'll be satisfied with for a long time, since I'm coming up on the 9-10 year mark with my current monitor and I'm lazy with upgrades, but always the cheaper and most bang for my buck, the better. Mostly for gaming. Like to play Overwatch and other FPS's and prefer to "try hard" and play competitively, so excited to be able to do so and feel like I have the system, monitor, and other peripherals that can compliment that for the first time. So perfect colors for editing aren't a necessity, but pretty colors and deep blacks would be nice to have. Specs for what its worth: R5 3600 980ti (Thanks @Spork3245 :3) 16gb RAM
  13. I want to spend around $1,000.00, maybe like $1,300.00 at most. I plan to use it heavily for VR, and would like it to play AAA games at 4k/60fps, etc. I've been out of the loop on which brands, etc. are the best or most popular lately. Any thoughts?
  14. Just as the title says. After pressing the power button, everything powers on for a second before completely shutting down. There does not seem to be any cables or parts that are loose inside my case. I replaced the power supply about 6 months ago as well. Any fixes I can try or is my 7.5 year old PC just gone at this point?
  15. I have a Yoga 13 which is getting pretty long in the tooth, at 7 or 8 years old. It has been a great computer and is still running quite well, thanks to relatively frequent reformatting and reinstallations of Windows 10. My only complaints are that its hard drive is pretty small (128 GB) and its battery only lasts about an hour these days. It has 8 GB of RAM, which is usually enough, though with enough Chrome tabs open it is getting nearly maxed out. The computer does pretty much everything else I need it to do, except for its small hard drive, which is sometimes an issue with me working on larger datasets for school... I've got about 200 GB of data I'm working with, so I'm frequently having to shuffle data around between my laptop and desktop (which is also 8 years old but at least has a 4 TB HDD ). Even the battery life isn't that big of an issue, since I'm pretty much always able to find an outlet. It's mostly used for word processing and coding in Java, C++, and Python (analyzing the data), so its i5 processor and 8 GB of RAM is pretty much sufficient. Basically I'm just hoping for you all to help me justify getting a new computer but I thought maybe there would be some opposing views, also. For my upgrade, I've been eyeing a 7th generation X1 Carbon. I found a deal for about $1300 for a 10th generation i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB SSD. It would be a nice weight reduction too (3.3 lbs to 2.4 lbs), though the Yoga is already pretty light. Jumping from a 3rd generation i5 to a 10th generation i7 with 6 cores would be pretty awesome too. Any thoughts on this? How often do you all upgrade? When do you think an upgrade is justified?
  16. I am really thinking about making the jump , I know dick all about VR set ups. Can anyone recomend some set ups, I am looking at being able play the new half life and Saints and sinners. My PC I7 4.5Ghz 2080 S over clocked
  17. I've only had it for 1 1/2 years, it worked perfectly fine yesterday when I was transferring stuff to my computer, but it suddenly could not be accessed on any computer. Every computer recognizes it when it's plugged in, but you can't access the actual drive. A local shop looked at it and said there was a fatal [something I forget] error, so I started looking into local places that did data recovery. Has anyone had this experience? I have pictures from 2006 on there and they're not saved anywhere else because my current laptop is a solid state and doesn't have a ton of memory for it. There's so much importance, and I wasn't expecting this to happen so quickly (I figured I could get a second drive this year and have two backups since I've saved so much important stuff).
  18. I'm on the market for a new gaming PC and was originally planning to get a desktop, but someone pointed out that laptops are pretty comparable in terms of price these days. What do you guys think? Do you sacrifice much by going with a gaming laptop instead of a desktop? I primarily game from my living room TV and it'd be more convenient to hook up a laptop to it, then also have the option of bringing it to bed with me or taking it out of the house, etc.
  19. I recently switched to Windows 10 after Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7, but for some reason there's numerous optimization issues I have with using the OS. Some of the checklist of things I have issues with: After leaving my PC on for more than 24 hours the system gets significantly slower Sometimes there are issues with graphical glitches with videos Dragging windows from one monitor to the other lagging. Not being able to hold and drag full screen windows from one monitor to the other unless windows are un-maximized. PC shut down not a full shut down, and some start-up programs don't start up properly There are a few others I'm forgetting to mention. I will say that I did upgrade directly from Windows 7 without doing a full clean reinstallation, including drivers and programs. I'm not sure if that has to do with any possibility of why my computer is acting slower than usual. I'd like to see if there are some missing steps in how to improve OS optimizing.
  20. I'm currently running a Dell U2412M with a 9800ti. Worth upgrading?
  21. Sometimes I have screen distortion issues which I usually notice as text getting corrupted a bit. There seems to be a line multiple pixels thick missing in the center of the screen and there is a line on the right of the screen that appears to have the missing part (if I move a window across the screen, what looks like the part that disappears in the middle appears on the side). It's pretty minor so even though it's been happening for years I've just ignored it or rebooted which makes it go away until the next time it happens. The strange thing is over the years the things you might think would be the cause have changed. Many video driver updates, new video card (both nVidia), new monitor (including a change from DVI cable to DP cable) and even a fresh install of Windows. I just tried turning my monitor off and back on again and that seems to have fixed it so now I have a quicker fix. Any idea what the issues is? Like I said, it's pretty minor and the temporary fix is simple but it would be nice to have a permanent fix.
  22. So I've just gotten RMA approval for my 1080ti and it's crashing shenanigans. I have two options for the return, either I send it in and they send me a replacement after they get it, or I pay for the replacement and get it sent to me first, then get refunded after they get my current card. I'm guessing this will either mean around two weeks without a decent GPU (I'd have to slot in an old AMD card I still have to be able to use my PC in the interim) or I'd be out somewhere around $700 for two to three weeks. Has anyone had to do this before, can you share your experience?
  23. Since I just got my new laptop, I'm looking for a wireless keyboard & mouse combo since I mainly want to run it through my TV. Something middle-of-the-road, doesn't need to be fancy. How many mouse buttons etc. is kind of a middle ground standard these days for games? Let me know what you recommend.
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