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That won't be easy for me to do but I will try and wait that long.  Hopefully AMD comes out swinging.  I guess I'd be looking at the 3700X is I went the AMD route potentially?  And what do you think of that report?  It 'apparently' came from someone at Dell.
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Hopefully I'll be able to find it.  What do you think of this new report?

https://wccftech.com/intel-desktop-mobile-cpu-roadmap-leak-14nm-comet-lake-10nm-ice-lake-tiger-lake/

If that's even close to accurate, I'm either just going to go ahead and get a i9-9900k, or wait a month and see what AMD comes up with. 

What would you do if you were me?  What motherboard would I need to get with the 9900k to support all of what the H500M has to offer?  I definitely want the best gaming chip first and foremost which the 9900K currently is.  And I know with all the video editing and encoding/converting, etc I'd appreciate going from 4 to 8 cores and 8 to 16 threads, but I'm curious with the value that AMD brings with the amount of cores/threads their CPU's offer if whatever they come out with can compete clock wise/gaming wise with the 9900k?

What would you do if you were me?

I had been basing a lot of what I'm doing on the fact that Intel would hit that late/holiday 2019 release window for 10nm but they are such a loose canon so who really knows.

Would you seriously consider AMD's 3000 series as a serious gamer?  I know you said you really like your 9900k.  Doing a lot of 4K editing and what not on the 7700K is rough sometimes.  I used to not do very much editing but I'm doing more and more various forms of it and it takes a while for the 7700K to render/export all these things.  How much faster is the 9900K in that regard?

Thanks.

We're just a few months away from Zen 2. I'd probably wait until then if I were you. Gaming performance should come close to the 9900K and video rendering will far surpass it on a dollar-per-dollar basis.
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Hopefully I'll be able to find it.  What do you think of this new report?

https://wccftech.com/intel-desktop-mobile-cpu-roadmap-leak-14nm-comet-lake-10nm-ice-lake-tiger-lake/

If that's even close to accurate, I'm either just going to go ahead and get a i9-9900k, or wait a month and see what AMD comes up with. 

What would you do if you were me?  What motherboard would I need to get with the 9900k to support all of what the H500M has to offer?  I definitely want the best gaming chip first and foremost which the 9900K currently is.  And I know with all the video editing and encoding/converting, etc I'd appreciate going from 4 to 8 cores and 8 to 16 threads, but I'm curious with the value that AMD brings with the amount of cores/threads their CPU's offer if whatever they come out with can compete clock wise/gaming wise with the 9900k?

What would you do if you were me?

I had been basing a lot of what I'm doing on the fact that Intel would hit that late/holiday 2019 release window for 10nm but they are such a loose canon so who really knows.

Would you seriously consider AMD's 3000 series as a serious gamer?  I know you said you really like your 9900k.  Doing a lot of 4K editing and what not on the 7700K is rough sometimes.  I used to not do very much editing but I'm doing more and more various forms of it and it takes a while for the 7700K to render/export all these things.  How much faster is the 9900K in that regard?

Thanks.
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I can't find the box my 1080 Ti came in... It's the EVGA FTW3 1080 Ti...  Do you think that will be a problem when I put it up for sale on eBay next week?  Or do people really only care about the card?

I usually keep most of my boxes for big purchases like that because I know ahead of time I'll likely resale them to upgrade which is what I've done on eBay for over 10 years.

I would guess that will knock about 10% off of what you can get for the card.
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I can't find the box my 1080 Ti came in... It's the EVGA FTW3 1080 Ti...  Do you think that will be a problem when I put it up for sale on eBay next week?  Or do people really only care about the card?

I usually keep most of my boxes for big purchases like that because I know ahead of time I'll likely resale them to upgrade which is what I've done on eBay for over 10 years.
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Home Theater / Re: TBG's 4K TV Buyer's Guide
« Last post by TekHed on April 23, 2019, 01:34:31 PM »
I suppose I could always get a new LG OLED and then just replace it again when the inevitable burn in occurs,  as the 2 year warranty will reset, though it won't solve the near black pixelation problem.
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The HTPC Build / Re: Case Woes in the Quest to Build a High-End VR/Gaming HTPC
« Last post by youngdoc on April 23, 2019, 12:25:28 PM »
The case was definitely the key bit, so thank you again for that find.  It fits the space ideally and it looks like it belongs there.  It was not the easiest case to work in, but I think that the parallel mounted graphics card was a neat -- if challenging -- implementation.  Phanteks would probably benefit from proposing the benefit of using one slim fan mounted on a radiator in the case, as I did, for those customers who are using dual-cooler setups. Their illustration of two coolers in the case manual was a little optimistic!

I think you're probably right about the default heat sink.  The temperature readings on that NVMe are so out of sync with the rest of the hardware, something seems a little fishy.   I suppose that you could make the argument that the air blown across the CPU is pretty warm by the time it reaches the NVMe heat sink, and then it just runs into the back of the other (2.5" SATA) SSD, but 80 degrees C hot? I dunno...

In any event, after toying with all of those stress tests and other analytical tools, I didn't feel much like tinkering overly much with the hardware, so I just went with the coolest solution that I could find. I could have tried it with no heat sink at all (as you suggested), and then with a heat sink with fins tall enough to actually catch some of the passing air, and then with the gadget that I finally chose, but I was ready for the sage to end.  If (when?) the expendable hardware fails, I will pull it out and see what happens. This thread will be here to remind me of the data that I gathered when I put it all together.
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Home Theater / Re: TBG's 4K TV Buyer's Guide
« Last post by Ari Altman on April 23, 2019, 11:47:46 AM »
Yeah the choice seems to be between a new LG OLED, The Vizio-P, or the Samsung Q7. You think Vizio is better than Samsung? I wish they had the higher end Samsungs.

Sucks about the loss of trade in value I agree.

My space has a hard limit of 65 inches. When I posted the pic of my monster rig you might have seen that the screen fills the entire alcove.

Oh, OK, I forgot about that 65" limit. Well, I do know that the Vizio PQ was better than last year's Samsungs, because I tested them both. I'm actually going to be getting in a Q8R for testing next month, but that will be after you need to make your decision. The Samsungs have improved a lot, at least at the high end, based on what I saw at CES, but I just don't know how much is sacrificed with the Q7. You can look over the specs, of course, but what I'm saying is that I don't know how that translates to picture quality.

I also really like that Vizio supports Dolby Vision, which Samsung does not and probably never will. So that is something I'm also factoring in, but if DV isn't important to you, I think the pendulum swings a bit in the Q7's favor versus the Vizio PQ. Also, Samsung's user interface, while not perfect, is definitely better than Vizio's.
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Home Theater / Re: TBG's 4K TV Buyer's Guide
« Last post by TekHed on April 23, 2019, 11:25:46 AM »
Yeah the choice seems to be between a new LG OLED, The Vizio-P, or the Samsung Q7. You think Vizio is better than Samsung? I wish they had the higher end Samsungs.

Sucks about the loss of trade in value I agree.

My space has a hard limit of 65 inches. When I posted the pic of my monster rig you might have seen that the screen fills the entire alcove.
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The HTPC Build / Re: HTPC/AV Receiver
« Last post by Ari Altman on April 23, 2019, 10:56:47 AM »
Welcome to the TBG Forum, Recker!

What you're proposing is well beyond my DIY experience, but the immediate concern I have is that the main purpose of an AV receiver beyond switching is to deliver power, and that is the opposite of what a PC does. In a sense, an AV receiver is a power supply for speakers. Using a PC as a power supply is really asking it to do something that it's not designed to do.

Is it possible? Probably. Is it a good idea? Probably not.

What you probably want to look into is whether you get your PC to handle switching of sources (which is possible if you use an ultra-high-end motherboard with multiple HDMI inputs), and then use a pre-amp for your speakers. Hooking them to the PC directly just doesn't make sense.
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