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    Is this computer any good?

    There's nothing wrong with it, but unless you're part of the maybe 1% who still use them it's wasted space/money.
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    Is this computer any good?

    Does that Dell use a non-proprietary power supply? IIRC they were one of the companies whose mutually incompatable proprietary designs drove the development of the ATX 12VO standard, but I don't know if they used proprietary 12V only models across their entire line, or if they've replaced them...
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    Is this computer any good?

    That case is way too small for a 140 fan, or even a 120. The opening is only about half the size of the IO panel (6.25"/158mm). It's holes are for an 80 or 92mm fan. 🤦‍♂️ With a 65W CPU it probably won't get crazy hot without an exhaust other than through the PSI; but even if you can upgrade...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    It's not a case of being unable to handle it per se. For some reason the ATX spec doesn't define maximum allowed spikes; and some newer cards (not just 30xx's some last generation AMD cards did the same thing) are putting out spikes so large they exceed the thresholds the PSU designers picked...
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    why would they build a floppy disk drive on a Borg Cube?

    They've got a less insanely expensive non-lightup model that's not a limited edition. Basic layout appears the same. https://mycherrytree.com/collections/all-the-things/products/borg-cube-atx-case-1?variant=39286262005958
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    why would they build a floppy disk drive on a Borg Cube?

    To me it looks like a 240 rad with smaller endcaps (like the installed 120) would just barely fit under the PSU; and then you'd screw the drive cage to the radiator itself (or just not install it at all). I'm more concerned it doesn't look like there's any ventilation elsewhere on the case...
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    Looking for NAS recommendations & advice

    In this case I'm pretty sure the plural of "anecdotes" not only isn't "data", but something on the range from "sucker trap" to "worthless". That said since 07 or 08, I've had NASes with initial configurations of 2x1.5, 2x3, and 2x6 TB drives; primarily used for holding a mix of archival backups...
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    Buying Monitor for Readings Text

    As a practical measure of how higher DPI boosts readability: I have a 20" 1200x1600 monitor (100 DPI), a 32" 4k monitor (140DPI), and a 13" 3200x1800 laptop (280DPI). With the screens all at equal distances I can comfortably read text on the laptop at 200% scaling. The 32" at 100% results in...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Yup. I'd've never bought a 3070 if I could've gotten a 3080; and if prices go non-crazy over the summer (eg if crypto crashes again, or Etherium's planned mining changes deflate the GPU mining market) I probably still will get a 3080.
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    Do CRT's like 60 Hz?

    Way back in 2000, the last (only) time I bought a CRT, my two functional requirements were 17" and 1600x1200x60hz; with as cheap as possible as a third non-functional one. I ordered the cheapest no-name display with my size/resolution requirements listed on PriceWatch and rocked its eyechart...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Other way around. NVidia cards support freesync style VRR in addition to gsync.
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    What's the current best value for mid speed 120/140mm case fans

    meh. These're secondary boxes, and running distributed computing so at fixed loads. Fixed speed fans that can't be heard from a distance do everything I need.
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    What's the current best value for mid speed 120/140mm case fans

    With the exception of if I have to replace the fan on a 212 cooler most of the spots I'd be putting the 120's aren't speed controlled.
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    What's the current best value for mid speed 120/140mm case fans

    my stash of old/spare 120mm fans just got wiped out today (discovered in addition to the noisy fan, the other two OEM fans in one of my cases had also died, as had one of my salvaged spares). Most of my systems still run on them, so I'd like to have a spare or two on hand for the next time one...
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    [Debunked] Cryptominers have already cracked NVIDIA’s RTX 3060 hash rate limiter - Fake News! Read OP

    That's rather embarrassing. I'm not that surprised about Wccftech knowing what kind of product they mostly output; but fellow dubious rumor mongering bottom feeder Videocards out-journalisming Tech Radar is just pathetic.
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