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    Bleh, what I was afraid of. It's not that I need a new computer, bit some games that have come out or will be coming out has my interest and wanting something that will handle 4k. So looks like I might be better off holding back till next year.

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    Same, I was hoping to eventually migrate to a 4K monitor and wanted a 3090 as the first step of my upgrades. Gonna be a slow run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prothescar View Post

    Thinking about watercooling my 3090. Price for a 360mm rad, tubing, couplings, pump/res, and block is around $600 when only doing the GPU. Need to decide if that's worth it to me (probably eventually).
    I got a deal on some of my parts from someone that started a build and decided not to go full custom loop but it was still expensive. I probably should have just built a rig that could handle a few more gpus for mining.

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    Someone else mentioned laptops, I am absolutely loving mine with a 3070. Since I've been waiting for a 3080 for my PC I'm powering a 3440x1440 100hz ultrawide with a gtx1080 and this laptop is actually more powerful than that build lol.

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    I wanted to do a partial rebuild this spring but I guess it's not going to happen now. I've managed to save a little money at a time for almost a year now but just the cpu would wipe out over half of it.

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    Laptop is in, gonna benchmark it shortly. I am flabbergasted at how thin it is. Maybe an inch to inch and a quarter thick at its thickest point. Almost twice as thin as my A51m.

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    It is wild how thin the higher power stuff is this year. The thin and light max-q Acer I had been using the last 2 years is maybe only like 1/4 thinner then the Strix Scar despite the large difference in power/TDPs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prothescar View Post
    Laptop is in, gonna benchmark it shortly. I am flabbergasted at how thin it is. Maybe an inch to inch and a quarter thick at its thickest point. Almost twice as thin as my A51m.
    Which one did you go with again?


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    M17 R4. Had the most powerful specs and is the only laptop im aware of that you can have a mechanical keyboard on this Gen. Still debloating windows and setting up apps but once it's all done I'll run some 3dmark.

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    Strix Scar has a mechanical keyboard this gen, not sure about other brands for this year specifically

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    Yeah there's a few mechanicals but I still usually opt for a Bluetooth keychron or something if I'm stationary a while.

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    5EAlright done tweaking for now, still room to grow but I'm too tired.

    Scored 12755 in Time Spy: https://www.3dmark.com/spy/19714466

    13000 is feasible but again, will do more another time. Temperatures are outstanding. The cooler on this thing is unreal for how ridiculously thin this thing is.

    CPU max temp after Cinebench R23 and 30m of Prime 95: 74C

    GPU max temp after looping maxed out Unigine Heaven for 15m and running all of the 3DMark benches: 66C


    Runs cooler than my desktop half the time... granted, the 3090 produces as much wattage of heat as this entire laptop so not a very fair thing to try to compare. I am thoroughly impressed with Alienware's engineers on this one, much much MUCH better than my A51m. Keyboard is a dream to type on, and with an ICC generated by a spyder calibrator the screen is beautiful for an IPS, not even any noticeable bleed or glow. Most of these gsync laptop displays have had bad glow for me, but I got lucky this time.

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    Nice scores. Gonna stick with the Zephyrus G15 3070 as it's scoring over 11k in both overall and graphics timespy. All these 3k series laptops are a blast and are serious business, you really can't go wrong. Also sub 1" and 4lbs or less you can say it's for work or school when it's not at all lmao.

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    Have seen some scores floating that approach 14k so gonna try to get as close to that as possible once I'm not getting cut open. Very happy with this thing though that's for sure. Laptops are coming such a crazy way that I feel desktops will be obselete in a few generations.

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    Price on high end models is always gonna limit that on top of the crowd just absolutely desperate for maxing out settings and resolution at the same time.

    For consumers not needing top end performance there hasn't been a reason to own a desktop for like a decade now.

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    finally dipping my toes into crypto mining, was for curious;

    upgrading to a 3080 or posssiblllyy 3090 & was thinking of keeping the current 1080ti on the same mobo and running both to mine (when not using the 30-- to game). only concern is that finna fry them given the proximity and enclosed case? or does one just have to ensure proper cooling and it'll be copacetic.


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