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  1. I was a loyal Mac user since 2004. I alway owned Mac Pro towers snd the recent trash can. I have a new MacBook Pro. Last year I bought a PC Desktop for X14 and QuickBooks. The reason was, Physically Based Rendering (PBR). I have X14 on both the PC and Mac. I sign out and switch when I want to, but mostly use the PC. The PC is MSI Aegis RS with NVIDIA 3080Ti video card and 32GB RAM, Two 2TB NVMe SSD"s It's very fast for PBR.
  2. I created a drawing with one wall and electrical Items attached to it, or nearby like ceiling lights. I used text to label each one I saved it and inserted it into page 0 of my layout.
  3. I switched from Mac to PC in February 2022. I downloaded the Windows version of X14, Every file was compatible. I did download and update my Library though. I did because I wanted to use Physically based renderings. I ordered a PC with a NVIDIA 3800Ti. It's very fast.
  4. Personally, I would save the money and get the NVIDIA 3080 Ti with 12 GB. Mine works very well and is very fast.
  5. Here's what I was taught in Graduate School Architectural Design: The Mansard roof, started in the 1600’s in France. It was named after the architect François Mansart. It resulted from a tax evasion scheme where property owners were taxed by the number of floors in their building below the roof line. The Mansard style of roof made the top floor liveable – and tax free. If it was shingled, it was a roof, not an additional floor.
  6. A little off topic but does anyone know why Mansard roofs were first created? I do, I let you know after your comments.
  7. I filed a RMA with MSI for replacement.
  8. My has fans front, back and top. So it was just the liquid cooling that failed. The case is cool.
  9. I also have a 3080 Ti, but it has its own cooling system. I should get the computer back tomorrow. Good to know you can confirm possible liquid cooling problems.
  10. My MSI Desktop, eight month old, shut down without warning. It wouldn't turn back on. I waited 15 min and it booted up. I check internal temperatures and the CPU was 98º C, so I shut it down. I took it to a local computer medic and he said the cooling system failed. It is water cooled. He said water cooling was a good idea but he's seen plenty of them fail. He's installing an air cooled system. Labor & material = $100. So if you're ordering a new machine, you may want to save the extra money and avoid liquid cooling of the CPU.
  11. My system is very quick. MSI CPU Intel Core™ i7-12700K 8P+4EC/20T 3.6-5.0 GHz 25MB Cache CHIPSET Intel® Z690 MOTHERBOARD MSI Z690 CPU COOLING Liquid 240 GRAPHICS NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti 12GB GDDR6X MEMORY 64 GB DDR5 4800Mhz
  12. I use APC. I have a 1500VA on each computer and a smaller 600VA on the modem and network. They are very reliable Look at the VAH (volt amp hours) on the batteries, that will determine how long each one will last. Comparing CyberPower to APC, you'll find APC has the larger battery even though both are rated 1500VA
  13. Thanks for your help, entering a high number of lites like 8 & 14 fixes it.