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  1. AbnRanger

    Instant Mesh

    Yeah. Instant Meshes does a great job if you don't mind all the termination points/poles.
  2. It's a good problem to have. I remember not having ANY real options to upgrade my CPU, for about 5yrs there, until AMD came out with the Ryzen chips. I really wish I had a pile of cash to invest in AMD when I first heard about the Ryzen series. I would be a rich man today, as their stock went up over something like a 1000% once it hit the market.
  3. The wording on the box explains what this card is, and what many Tech Reviewers miss. That this IS NOT aimed exclusively to gamers. It matches Nvidia's $800 card for gaming while providing twice the Memory for Content Creators.
  4. That's cool. I'm pretty budget minded. I'm always looking for the best deal I can find on any component. I'm anxious to see how your Radeon VII performs in rendering and Houdini Sims
  5. I understand that, but the truth of the matter is you will either get stuck paying WAY more than you should, for specialty models like that, or have to settle for slower RAM. Check out this pair of 16GB 3200Mhz Corsair modules. On my X399 Gigabyte MB memory list, this very model is on the compatibility list. The 3333mhz model of the very same RAM is on your MB's list. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016ORTNI2/ref=psdc_172500_t2_B019X5O7RO Just get it and if it doesn't work, send it back.
  6. That's fine. I'm just telling you that the GSkill Trident Z 3200 model I use works great on my TR 1950X and my Motherboard has it listed as compatible.
  7. You can check your Motherboard's list of compatible RAM. Just grab 4 sticks of the one's I showed you (GSkill Trident Z 3200). They aren't AMD or Intel specific. If you see Intel or AMD in the description, it just means they have been certified to work with those CPU's. This RAM works just fine, at 2933Mhz.
  8. Did you find a Dark Rock Pro TR4 Cooler, yet? This one on Newegg ships from Germany, but I ordered mine from the EU, as well (Aqua Tuning), and standard priority shipping had it arrive within a week, easily. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA68V8JH9879&Description=be quiet dark rock pro tr4&cm_re=be_quiet_dark_rock_pro_tr4-_-9SIA68V8JH9879-_-Product
  9. Oh. I see. $344 Canadian is roughly $250 USD
  10. ...Further down the page, you can see a new one sold cheaper ($191)
  11. Definitely a good one, but I think you could have gotten a good 80Plus Gold PSU from a reputable company. Thermaltake, CoolerMaster, Antec, Corsair, Be Quiet, and EVGA are all good brands. This 1300W EVGA model is 80 Plus Gold and about $250 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438011&ignorebbr=1
  12. That's interesting. Makes it sort of sound like it's a Vega Frontier Edition 2.0. I don't care what the Game-Centric reviewers say about it, it's not underwhelming when you consider that it practically matches the 2080 in terms of gaming performance, and it's priced $100 less, retail. But for GPU rendering power, especially in Blender, it's the top dog in the yard. That's no small feat, considering how dominant NVidia has been the past 4-5yrs.
  13. Price gouging $200 above retail and they already have a bid? They probably had a friend bid on it, to make it look like that's it's market value.
  14. AbnRanger

    Sketchbook Journey

    Wow. Very cool.
  15. Cool Beans. Let us know how well it simulates in Houdini (OpenCL). I'm very curious about that, as I'm thinking about getting back on Houdini Indie, soon. If you render in Blender, it should be comforting to know there isn't anything on the consumer card market better than that Radeon 7. That LuxMark test I did with the 1080Ti told me the V7 was going to be a beast at GPU rendering. I really hope to see Andrew have ProRender implemented in 3DCoat.