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    Convert chromebook to linux rig? (if you hate angry avoid me)

    You can enable developer mode in Chromebooks and then install a Linux distro running alongside Chrome OS, using crouton or similar. It is also possible to modify the firmware to dual boot arbitrary Linux distros ("RW_LEGACY"), and even turn the Chromebook into a generic laptop ("Full ROM")...
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    Arctic MX-5 Thermal Compound Listed Ahead of Launch

    IgorsLab indeed warned against using any of these long-term, but said there can be a specific scenario where one makes sense. He tested the lubricant for up to a work day (8 hours) and it was fine. Mind that it is electrically conductive and take precautions. The gearbox oil has been tested for...
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    5800X performance for $50 less?! Intel Rocket lake i7 11700K Review

    Case in point, here is Puget Systems' comparison of AMD and Intel CPUs in productivity: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/AMD-Ryzen-5000-Series-CPU-Review-Roundup-1962/ The 5800X beats the 10900K in the vast majority of benchmarks, and loses only in a few highly parallel rendering tests...
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    I there any AM4 or LGA1200 motherboard that is uATX and supports dual x8 mode on two x16 slots?

    Presumably because the target group for x8/x8 is ready to buy an ATX case.
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    I there any AM4 or LGA1200 motherboard that is uATX and supports dual x8 mode on two x16 slots?

    Yes, ASRock Rack X570D4U and X570D4U-2L2T. There are also some TR4 and LGA2066 µATX mobos that support x16/x16 even.
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    Why Sometimes I Can't Access Some Websites Through Cable Modem?

    This can sometimes be caused by broken ICMP Path MTU Discovery. Either the cable modem or some other node is overzealous when filtering ICMP traffic. Other explanation is broken IPv6. Generally you should contact your ISP customer support and let them know of the issue and which websites are...
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    why is dual NVMe adapter so expensive?

    The ASM2812 is mentioned right there in the Newegg product description. Also it allows to arbitrate PCIe bandwidth between SSDs, rather than a fixed PCIe lane split. In addition, if your use case includes virtualization, they may have limitations regarding PCIe atomics and IOMMU groups.
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    Arctic MX-5 Thermal Compound Listed Ahead of Launch

    There are even other materials besides thermal paste that you can use and will give ok results... https://www.igorslab.de/en/heat-conducting-paste-against-food-cosmetics-and-miscellaneous-lubricants-in-test-with-unexpected-outcome-practice/ Arctic is originally from Switzerland I think, and...
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    why is dual NVMe adapter so expensive?

    Those dual NVMe add-in cards that have a PCIe switch are expensive. Your linked one contains an ASMedia ASM2812. The simple ones which do not have the switch are cheap. But they require host support for PCIe bifurcation.
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    Anandtech and Gamers Nexus 11700k Reviews

    AnandTech are under NDA for all the information they got through the Intel briefing, and that includes the Gear 1 and Gear 2 mode. Also they are under NDA for the mobo, so cannot disclose anything about it. AT chief editor said it again in the Reddit thread...
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    Cooler Master 212 LED with extra fan on a 10850K - how much thermal throttling can I expect?

    Compared to a Noctua NH-U12S the CPU will run a few degrees hotter and 200 MHz or thereabouts slower with the Cooler Master 212. The Noctua NH-U12S is already enough to not throttle even with all power limits removed (see chart at 7:12) Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Duo, best cooler under $50 by...
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    Best X570 motherboard for 5900X?

    If you want µATX and X570, then your choice is basically the ASRock X570M Pro4. It will run the 5950X ok at stock. In case B550 is ok, the Gigabyte B550M Aorus Pro-P and the MSI B550M Mortar are good mobos for the 5950X even when overclocking. Both B550 and X570 will operate the first PCIe x16...
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    Anandtech and Gamers Nexus 11700k Reviews

    Reviewers will not tell you even when pressed for it, because of the NDA. But they are aware of the default 2933 MHz limit for Gear 1 on 11700K and they know how to override the default...
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    Anandtech and Gamers Nexus 11700k Reviews

    kirbyrj Reviewers are aware of Gear 1 vs. Gear 2 mode. It is configurable. But they cannot yet talk about it due to NDA. Source
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    Anandtech and Gamers Nexus 11700k Reviews

    That would mean you need to limit the total size of your game assets to the minimum RAM spec, ie. have pretty low quality assets. In any other case you would need a strategy how to preload assets and/or discard unused ones like today. The fast SSDs in the consoles and the DirectStorage API make...
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