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    Show your new toys Topic

    I just retired a 2005 Mazda 3 hatchback to buy this one and that car treated me well all this time. Looking for years of good service from this one. Totally agree. The best bang for buck is in a few years old vehicle that has taken the depreciation hit. I have purchased exactly one brand new...
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    Show your new toys Topic

    2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring. Hey I buy used cars. I’m cheap. Usually about 10 years old but after last year... YOLO. Only 6 years old! 😁 Zoom zoom
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    Log Sliger S610 WIP

    CerbX lives on as an upgrade for my oldest Son. He is very happy 😊
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    Log Sliger S610 WIP

    Back again and finalizing the build for now. I decided to go with the C14s since a cooler in hand is better than 2 unpurchased.. or something. Anyway I'm calling it a success and recommend this type of setup for anyone in the S610.
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    Log Sliger S610 WIP

    Definitely a nice case. I like the proportions of 610 vs the 620 personally. Fans are audible under load but temps are good. I plan on trying the c14s I have for the cpu. That or I order the U9S chromax. Either are fine for a 5600x. The wraith spire is good enough really if a bit loud.
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    Log Sliger S610 WIP

    Hello everyone, Here is a quick set of pics for my S610 build in progress. Specs: 5600x Wraith Spire cooler Gigabyte B550i mobo 32Gb Crucial Ballisix DDR4 3600 1Tb Samsung 970 evo NVME 2Tb Inland Premium NVME Gigabyte Aorus 2080ti Extreme Corsair SF750 Sliger S610 chassis I put it all...
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    Chimera Industries Cerberus: The 18L, mATX, USA-made enclosure

    @Uruk Looking great! That's exactly where I want to go with my Cerb X upgrades. The 5800x is getting easier to find but those 6800s and the SF 750 are unicorns still. How are the temps and clocks on your 5800x ?
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    Chimera Industries Cerberus: The 18L, mATX, USA-made enclosure

    Yeah even at 1440p going from a 3600 to the 5600x doesn’t make a lot of sense for gaming. The 1080p gap is impressive so people looking at new builds or coming off a Ryzen 1000 or even 2000 cpu it’s looking good.
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    Chimera Industries Cerberus: The 18L, mATX, USA-made enclosure

    After running multiple setups with everything from the stock Wraith cooler to AIO to custom water... In my experience the Cerberus X works the best when you keep it simple. When availability is better I would like to swap on a Ryzen 5000 and Radeon 6800 of some flavor to try that unified AMD...
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    Log Sliger SM550 - Compact & Quiet Gaming HTPC

    Agree the TUF is looking very strong among the AIB cards so far !
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    Log Sliger SM550 - Compact & Quiet Gaming HTPC

    Power and size are not SFF friendly for Turing so far.. The xc3 from EVGA seems like the best bet for the SM550. Dimensions Height: 4.38 in - 111.15mm Length: 11.23 in - 285.37mm Width: 2.2 Slots
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    GPU [Rumor] Leaked pictures of RTX 3080

    It’s all speculation till the reviews hit but I’m betting 2080ti performance say in a 3080 or thereabouts is still going to be 800-1k USD especially early and that would be underwhelming. More so if the TDP is up. Now maybe all this extra power is for getting that 20-30% raster bump and...
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    Motherboard ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac and AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac

    Am4 Socket was launched late 2016. 4 years of support and 3 series of CPUs available for B350/ x370 boards. If AMD did this out of need or want it doesn’t matter as it is terrific for consumers. That is an exceptionally long run in the world of PCs and who knows if it will happen again. If one...
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    Enclosure Thermaltake Core G3: a 24L ATX case with SFX mount

    I’ve had a G3 for a while and have been using it off and on as a secondary box or parts catcher to test used parts. Anyway, I put my ATX board back in service as the stationary main system and went back to the G3 because it’s easy to build in and I like the way it looks with the side panel off...
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    COVID-19 Discussion Thread

    It’s a healthy mix of people doing the right things and those who aren’t here in SW Ohio. Masks are now mandatory at my office and we are still having 40% of us working from home. Those in the building are spread out as we have an open office floor plan. That’s something I suppose. I’m in the...