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    Reliable phones that don't bootloop, have a good DAC and a headphones jack..

    I would agree -- for the most part. LG does make a pretty good quality phone that doesn't exactly crush you with amount of bloatware that some other brands do. They try to innovate also (although so did HTC and look where it got them!) as evidenced by the G5 modular design and the V20...
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    My ASROCK motherboard is dead, what should I do?

    This is certainly the case. The vast majority of most motherboard brands are manufactured by Foxconn and all from the same facility. I have used many mobo brands in the last 20+ years - Abit, Asus, DFI, Gigabyte, MSI, ASRock and EVGA - most have been trouble-free, a few have had varying...
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    Oneplus 7 Pro - Screen Protectors

    Going with naked OEM glass does offer a good experience especially if the coatings are high quality.
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    OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro

    Compromise between feature set and price point. Too many whistles like wireless charging, SD slot, and IP rating would take away from their one marketing strength -- price.
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    My ASROCK motherboard is dead, what should I do?

    While using a unit that has line conditioning to regulate voltage does help, it still doesn't change the fact that many PSUs are built with less internal protection in place. Especially with the increasing popularity (and cheaper manufacturing costs) of single rail PSUs, much of the overcurrent...
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    what do you do with old video cards

    As mentioned, 3dfx voodoo/voodoo2 cards are popular for their ability to run classic milestone games that were optimized for their Glide 3D API. Glide optimized he's would render better performance due to their code and lower CPU usage. Some of the greatest Glide games, aside from I76 and...
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    what do you do with old video cards

    From a performance standpoint, SCSI optical drives didn't have that much separation from their IDE counterparts. There were significant benefits from SCSI models however... Better build quality - SCSI models were generally premium components. IDE models were mass produced to meet a lower...
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    OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro

    Speaking of wireless charging... It looks like the upcoming Oneplus 8 lite, Oneplus 8, and Oneplus 8 Pro, through leaked spec sheets, all do NOT feature wireless charging. I guess they feel their improved 50W warp charging (how healthy is that for batteries?) will suit a fill gap for the lack...
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    what do you do with old video cards

    Just a brief look on eBay -- there is a selling market for them! People are fething $80-$200 for some models. I have the old school 2x Plexwriters too - this is before Plextor started using disc trays. My model used the disc case for the disc then inserting the case into the drive. Pretty...
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    what do you do with old video cards

    I hear there is even a market for old SCSI optical drives over in Europe? I probably still have a couple of old Plextor SCSI internal drives up in my attic PC parts corner somewhere. Old modems too -- Old US Robotics modems (300,1200, 2400 baud), ISDN modems....etc.
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    what do you do with old video cards

    If you have it already, might as well use it...for sure. However, for what you're using it for, even that is plenty more that what the demands call for.
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    what do you do with old video cards

    Not quite as retro as an old 3dfx or Matrox card, but an old/trusty Q6600 with a slim 8800GT OC'd is a good recipe. The GTS cards - bigger and the extra 128mb memory - takes a backseat to the GT, imo. You can still game reasonably, today, with that setup.
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    what do you do with old video cards

    My first multi-gpu set up was a pair of 3dfx voodoo cards in sli. I did a bit of chest thumping back in the day. Lol.
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    what do you do with old video cards

    Wow....hard to believe that there's still a global demand for 3dfx cards -- and to think, I probably tossed about 3 old 3dfx cards a couple years ago. 3dfx...brings back memories.
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    Oneplus 7 Pro - Screen Protectors

    Thanks for the insight. This has been very helpful.
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