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    Original AdLib ISA Sound Card (1987)

    Good lord, I remember the PAS16 (Pro Audio Spectrum 16). As I recall it was a pretty decent card with Sound Blaster Pro compatability - so basic 8-bit stereo for most games unless they directly supported the PAS16. Those truly were the golden years for us old fart PC enthusiasts. I'd love to...
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    Oculus Rift 2017, Best VR games?

    And for those curious, I eventually plan to get the Rift S (no need for room sensors on that if I understand correctly) but I've hesitated because I remember reading that the original Rift uses AMOLED and has a higher refresh rate.
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    Oculus Rift 2017, Best VR games?

    This is the kit I got, I think based on the name it comes with the touch controllers. Don't know about room sensors though... Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System
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    Oculus Rift 2017, Best VR games?

    So I've had a 2017 era Rift kit sitting unopened in the box for over a year now. This is the version immediately previous to the Rift S and Quest releases. What games or apps are must haves or must experience in your opinion? Keep in kind that I can't do S or Quest exclusive titles - they...
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    ASUS ROG STRIX B360-I Gaming Motherboard Review @ [H]

    You guys got this backwards. In actuality both M.2 ports support PCIE x4 - not just one. (That's how come you can put Optane on port 2) However port 2 doesn't support SATA mode. Also I believe you can do RAID on the regular SATA ports - just not on the M.2 ports. I found that out the hard...
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    Would you buy open box?

    It totally depends.... example: I'm more apt to buy something like a CPU or an SSD because chances are damage to those is readily apparent. Motherboards? No way. Hard Drives (spinners)? VERY unlikely It's important that I'm speaking as a customer shopping retail. Hardly any of the above...
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    Nvidia 417.71 drivers up.

    1. I'm able to enable G-Sync on my LG 34UC80-B ultrawide curved monitor. It appears to be working, but never having seen G-sync or Freesync work in person I can't be sure. If anyone knows a sure fire test I'd be happy to try it out. Running the pendulum demo, ticking G-sync, and setting...
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    R.I.P. Billy "Wicked" Wilson - Dead at 33 :-(

    Thing is, VoodooExtreme and Billy's unique style were part of what made the scene great back in the day. These days (with the notable exceptions) gaming / tech news websites are bland and corporate on a good day and an absolute bore fest at their worst. Between everyone being scared they're...
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    Last Starfighter bluray $5.99 Amazon

    ".... YOUR MICKEY MOUSE IS ONE.... BIG... DOPE!!!" :D
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    Last Starfighter bluray $5.99 Amazon

    This movie and 'Explorers' are such underrated movies... ohhh my childhood! <3
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    HAWT: Micca MB42X-C Speaker (Refurb) $49.99 each

    I will, as soon as you show me where I can buy the MB42X-C brand new at the same price. As was said above - the MB42X-C have a hardware crossover whereas the non X versions have a simple capacitor inline.
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    HAWT: Micca MB42X-C Speaker (Refurb) $49.99 each Amazon has a limited quantity of certified refurbished Micca MB42X-C speakers for $50 each with free shipping. These go in and out of stock periodically -...
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    Aptoyu dual driver (stereo) bluetooth speaker $9.89 @ Amazon

    UPDATE After listening to it for what must be over 20 hours total, I am down to one 'dot' on the battery indicator... it might actually make the rated '24 hours of listening" listed in the features, which honestly surprises me. Being a cheap chinese speaker I figured the battery rating was...
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    Aptoyu dual driver (stereo) bluetooth speaker $9.89 @ Amazon

    They arrive in a nearly completely discharged state and will not power on straight out of the box. You'll need to give them a full charge when you first unbox them, using any microUSB cable (one is included, but I put it away and use a higher quality one out of my Monoprice stash). Also...