Buildzoid and many others in his Twitch chat said €350 is a fair price for a 5950X. My guess is that it was a hacked account. Oh well, live and learn I guess.Sorry to hear you got scammed. When a deal seems too good, it is always questionable. I have a teammate who has fallen victim himself for trying to find "great prices".
Yes, the 5950X runs hotter than the 3950X. Doing more work in shorter amount of time = more heat.
80's are normal for the cpu. But it can handle it fine.
He declined my €400 offer saying it's lowball, bro you realize the 1080 Ti is a 5 year old card by now, even KPEs lose their value over time.Depends on the project I guess. I'm guilty myself of keeping two 1080Ti going in my farm. I had a EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid that the pump died on after 5 years. I already had a EVGA Hydro Copper that I was thinking of mothballing. I have been upgrading to EVGA 3080's recently.
But I thought I could just put a cheap Bykski waterblock on it and pair it with the EVGA HC card. I have it in a dual 360 rad loop coexisting with a 5950X. Defiinitely the hottest cpu I run now. Mid 80's on the cpu.
But it still is competitive on certain projects. Beats out 2070's and 2070 Supers on Milkyway@home tasks. A lot can be said for having 11GB of GDDR5X memory while cards like the 2070 or 2080 only have 8GB of GDDR6 memory.
I would say that is a good deal in fact. I paid a teammate $700 a piece for two of his mothballed 2080 Ti's that he was replacing with 3080 Ti's and 3070 Ti's.
I also spoke to Buildzoid (well, rather someone in his chat) on stream and decided to pass on his card. Am better off not spending money for the foreseeable future. That, and I still have three Precisions waiting on parts. Am going to reshell my M6600, the M6700 Covet has a 3940XM and K5000M waiting at my USA contact, and the M2400 needs a display bezel.Some people still think we are in a sellers market typified by outlandish eBay pricing on gpus. Current generation cards by both AMD and Nvidia are selling for MSRP now. No issues buying now. Everyone has inventory and are trying to get rid of all the orders the OEM's put in when there was two years of supply chain issues. Now they have excess inventory to clear to make room for the next generation cards dropping 4th quarter this year.
Change of plans: am adding two panel mount QDC3s to the case itself which I ordered earlier today. God damn, even with a HSS drill drilling through mild steel is hard.Speaking of janky water cooling builds, I had the genius idea of water cooling my Pentium 4 rig. Drilled two holes in the left backside of the case and am going to attach two Koolance QDC3's to it later.
I might or might not have screwed up though: I drilled the holes too far to the left, fouling with the case cover.That is why you start with a good, small drill for a pilot hole and then move to a stepped drill bit.
That is the proper tool for cutting larger holes in sheet metal bigger than what is in a standard drill index for holes up to about 1.25 inches.
Anything larger than that you should use a circular hole cutter for the appropriate hole dimension wanted.