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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #120 on: December 04, 2020, 09:38:11 AM »
My Alienware monitor and the keyboard arrived a few minutes ago. The FedEx delivery truck literally exploded in my driveway and there were packages everywhere. From within came the monitor. Hopefully it's alright. Just waiting on delivery of the new speakers, subwoofer and hopped up mouse now.
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #121 on: December 04, 2020, 10:17:32 AM »
Don't Intels have dynamic overclocking? Or used to?
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #122 on: December 04, 2020, 01:29:18 PM »
My Alienware monitor and the keyboard arrived a few minutes ago. The FedEx delivery truck literally exploded in my driveway and there were packages everywhere. From within came the monitor. Hopefully it's alright. Just waiting on delivery of the new speakers, subwoofer and hopped up mouse now.

So was it your unbridled enthusiasm/impatience that blew up the delivery truck??  That was me last December waiting for the delivery truck to pull up my driveway with my formerly new PC. 
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #123 on: December 04, 2020, 04:11:26 PM »
Believe it or not no. I just stood up from working, and lo and behold, the van was there, with dozens of packages spilling out of it, and the monitor appeared. It's next to my spot on the bed now :)
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #124 on: December 04, 2020, 05:08:34 PM »
Wait...you SLEEP with your monitor?

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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #125 on: December 05, 2020, 01:34:45 AM »
Don't Intels have dynamic overclocking? Or used to?

Intelís have factory spec Ďboostí; the old school turbo.
For example, the base clock of my 9700K is 3.6Ghz and can dynamically ramp up to 5.0Ghz in boost for peaks.
However, this up and downclocking of processor caused some microstutter in some situations, at least it did in earlier days, but regardless itís only a feature about energy management and labels, so rather bullshit to me; if I build a high performance gaming rig I donít care about the 20 dollars I pay extra a year due to slightly higher power consumption. It just needs to run at peak performance all the time.
Thatís why the K models are so nice. Allmost all can run stable at their boost peak with proper cooling and if you get the silicon lottery you can even go beyond without too much trouble.
Though, arguably, the 200 or 300mhz extra wont be very noticable.
Base clock to boost though... different case!
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #126 on: December 05, 2020, 07:01:38 AM »
Yes, kicked The Wife out for the evening and slept with the monitor  ^-^

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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #127 on: December 06, 2020, 04:02:46 PM »
Hello from The Future. After two days and an embarrassingly high amount of help from The Wife to build the furniture and from my daughters to move the old stuff out, the new system is up and running! Downloading clients and apps and AV and games the I couldn't run on my old machine like nobody's business. Even got my Bluetooth speaker running and it is glorious. This HP Omen machine is so damned quiet it's barely noticeable that it's even on...the light show out of the side of the case helps with that. Not sure if that will drive me crazy after a while. But - everything is running flawlessly as of right now. Will post a pic or two when I get the chance.
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #128 on: December 07, 2020, 01:11:09 PM »
Congrats Gus!  :clap:
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #129 on: December 07, 2020, 01:43:27 PM »
Thanks! Have to say the HP Omen is well-named. It is so efficient and quiet that it's creepy. I had no idea how quiet a PC could be.
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #130 on: December 07, 2020, 02:23:31 PM »
BTW I have named the PC 'DAMIAN.'  >:D
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #131 on: December 08, 2020, 11:38:50 AM »
Hello from The Future... everything is running flawlessly as of right now...

That is quite a relief - I've been fearing that any new post in this thread will be about Something Going Horribly Wrong

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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #132 on: December 08, 2020, 12:09:01 PM »
^Give it time, Father.
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #133 on: December 08, 2020, 06:22:26 PM »
^Give it time, Father.

Your name pick does bode something...!
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Re: Falcon Northwest vs. Alienware vs. NewEgg
« Reply #134 on: December 08, 2020, 06:40:14 PM »
 >:D
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