Recent content by Karl_in_Chicago

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    Best Buy 12TB WD Easy Store External HDD 179.99

    Must have come and gone - I'm seeing $249.
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    Why wifi on ATX mobos?

    I prefer wired - every time. That said I now rent so wall surgery isn't an option and the main cable terminus isn't anywhere near where my desktop is or would ever be. I'm using an older WD powerline solution right now (and it's meeting all of my needs) but the next system I build will most...
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    Best Buy 8TB Easystore $119

    Yeah, but curiously the 10TB model is now also $159.
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    GTX 1660 (RX580/590 killer) is out

    ??? 2080 Ti came out 6 months ago.
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    Also brought to you by the same city that actually bombed their own citizens. Dumb law. I'm a guy that pays pretty much everything by CC but I think it should be up to the retailers and their (potential) customers to decide how they want to conduct their business. Want to be a cash only...
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    Disney's New Streaming Service Will Include "The Entire Disney Motion Picture Library"

    So now that they won't be "vaulting" their content anymore does that also mean they will return to producing hardcopy as well? I'd love to have the option to purchase BluRay's of movies they had vaulted.
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    $999 EVGA 2080ti Black Edition: A good deal?

    Just got the in-stock notice - act fast!
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    $999 EVGA 2080ti Black Edition: A good deal?

    Just a data point, it's in stock at my local MicroCenter for $1019.99, just $20 higher. If somebody's tired of waiting for the EVGA in-stock email and has a MC near you might want to check.
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    Volunteers Are Keeping an IBM 1401 Mainframe Alive

    Yeah pretty much same setup when I was in school - Frosh/Soph limited to keypunches during "normal" hours with the TSO terminals reserved for upperclassmen. After about 2 AM they were released to the unwashed masses. Since I had to buy my own cards I was glad I had taken typing in HS; wasting...
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    The Steam Halloween Sale Is Now Live

    Oh wow, had no idea there was a remastered edition of Grim Fandango. At that price it's a no brainer for me, loved that game back in the day and have no idea where my CD has gone. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Rockit Cool Rockit 88 Delid and Relid Tool @ [H]

    If the intent is to use the sealant to have a perfectly aligned IHS/CPU die marriage prior to reinsertion and clamping into the mobo, then agreed - movement could occur if the sealant isn't fully cured; your point is quite valid. This would also dictate that the builder be using one of the...
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    Rockit Cool Rockit 88 Delid and Relid Tool @ [H]

    Everyone should do whatever they are most comfortable with, of course, but 24 hours for this application is way overkill IMO. In the case of the commonly used Permatex Red or Black gasket maker keep in mind this stuff is used quite a bit for things like engine manifolds, both intake and...
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    4tb 99 bucks platter drive

    Hehe, went to the link and saw the popup to enter my zipcode to check local availability. So I entered my downtown Chicago home zip and among the options that came up was "Store Pickup: Order NOW to pickup Today in San Jose, CA". Umm, OK, think I'll pass on that option. Still, free shipping...
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    EK Recalls EK-XLC Predator 240 and 360 units due to faulty O-Ring

    My procrastination has been rewarded, again! I pre-ordered in the Fall and have been sitting on a Predator 360 for months, telling myself "this weekend for sure I'm making the time to do the install". Looking forward to the revised backplate for the install.
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    ASUS PA246Q: 24-inch, 1920x1200, IPS

    . . . and sold out as of about 1/2 hour ago at NewEgg ($499 with free shipping). Interested in reading impressions of this monitor once people start receiving them.