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    Dell XPS 12 / 13 / 15 with Skylake

    I didn't mean to imply that the XPS 15 was similar in size. It's obviously not. It's something like 2cm deeper and 6cm wider, although it is thinner. What we do know is the Surface Book has a 1GB Maxwell GPU. It'll probably be similar to a 960m if I had to guess. They're really not similar...
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    Dell XPS 12 / 13 / 15 with Skylake

    I'm in the same boat. I'd been wanting to get the XPS 13 since the first generation with the infinity display came out. The last generation XPS 15 was extremely expensive and fairly bulky. But now that the XPS 15 has gotten the infinity display treatment (and gotten cheaper) it's almost a no...
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    Surface Book

    Another question occurred to me. How valuable is the 64MB eDRAM in the i7 part? I think I read something about it being able to be used as a massive "L4" cache when discrete graphics is being used, because the iGPU doesn't need it then? I believe they went with a powered lock primarily...
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    Surface Book

    This is extremely intriguing. Laptop, tablet, touchscreen, pen and digitizer, massive battery life, discrete graphics, high PPI. There are a few concerns though, primarily due to the hinge not folding properly flat. I understand they made it like that to extend the depth of the base so it...
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    I agree. I had my swift next to a U3014 and the swift looks like crap in comparison, color wise. (Though to be fair, the Dell looks like crap in comparison, motion wise.) Dell for media and daily use, swift for gaming and extra windows.
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    Sennheiser HD650 - $295 + FS @ Adorama

    The price with the Slickdeals coupon code was $295. 295-25=270 I remember missing that or a similar one in the past year by something like 40 minutes :(
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    Sennheiser HD650 - $295 + FS @ Adorama

    I used it successfully last night, but I tried the same process just now and it appears you're correct. It's dead. In other news, Discover has a deal running with Adorama that you get a $25 statement credit on a $250 or more purchase, which brings the cost of these down to $270.
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    I'm pretty confident it's the logic board dying. Mine failed in several stages. The first stage I had the green shadows and blurry text. Changing refresh rates had no effect. Then one day it wasn't blurry anymore at rates other than 144Hz, but it had the gray line issue a bit. Then quickly...
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    As long as we're posting issues, my monitor died a week or two ago. It was right around 3 months old. For about a week or two I had the green line/blurry text issue, then it suddenly became just a textured gray screen with random hot pixels spread over it. (completely dead) ASUS support tried...
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    Hot, Netgear AC1900 $89.97 Walmart B&M

    Just set this baby up after getting back home and it's a beast. Using the stock firmware for now, will probably flash DD-WRT sometime later this week. Greatly improved signal quality in my house, and holy crap is it fast.
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    ASUS RT-N65R GIGABIT N750 with USB 3.0

    My $200 Chromebook was pulling 120Mbps downstream from my new 802.11ac router yesterday while in the same room. It was pulling 90Mbps across the house. (My internet connection is advertised as 105Mbps) It's not just expensive devices. Plus, if you get an AC router you're substantially future...
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    Hot, Netgear AC1900 $89.97 Walmart B&M

    I can't wait till every little Johnny SD loses money on their "resell profits" once eBay and PayPal fees are taken into account. Arbitrage and flipping isn't as easy as many seem to think.
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    Silverstone SST-SX600-G 600w Gold SFX

    Better practice: Get a FLIR camera and check both temperatures and hot spots :D You can get good ones for ~$1,000 now, and crappy ones for $500.
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    Two 240 Rad Ncase M1 V2

    Do those load temperatures seem way too high for water at stock clocks to anyone else? What direction are your fans blowing? On non-fanned grills, how much passive airflow is there/how much pressure does it feel like there is in the case?
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    It's better than old TN panels, sure, but it's sitting next to a U3014 on my desk and looks blatantly washed out in comparison. I agree it's fantastic for gaming and I love the monitor, but don't try to make it into something it's not; the colors are poor compared to IPS.
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