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    Techpowerup: MSI Recalls MAG CoreLiquid 360R And 240R Coolers Hit by a Blockage Flaw

    Out of all the AIO junk, NZXT seem to be the most decent ones. They are also made by Asetek I think, but seem to be better quality than others.
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    Do you use m.2 heatsinks supplied with motherboards?

    It depends on the size, a 2TB runs a lot hotter than a 500gb.
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    Do you use m.2 heatsinks supplied with motherboards?

    If my memory serves me right, I put a different heatsink on it, a bit more substantial than the stock one.
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    Backward compatibility rules

    This is a very informative thread. Thumbsup!
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    Backward compatibility rules

    I understand Chinese acquired Alpha license and base their supercomputer on it.
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    Backward compatibility rules

    Was it at least fast running native code? I understand programming for it was insanely difficult.
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    Backward compatibility rules

    I think you forgot MIPS and Alpha, lol.
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    Backward compatibility rules

    Wasn't HP making their own UNIX workstations with their own chip that predates the Itanium, and that Itanium was based on when Intel and HP collaborated on its design?
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    Differences between Creative Sound Blaster AE-9PE and Creative Sound Blaster AE-9???

    Yes, the AE-9 is the flagship card, much like the ZxR before it and Titanium HD prior to the ZxR. Don't listen to the haters, its an excellent card, its headphone dac/amp is at least as excellent as the Schiit combo, and it has options for speakers, inputs and great software with a bunch of...
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    Differences between Creative Sound Blaster AE-9PE and Creative Sound Blaster AE-9???

    With speakers you probably won't have much difference at all. I think the ZxR is limited to 5.1 vs 7.1 on the AE-9, but it does apply to you since you are using stereo speakers. Thats a pretty cool looking setup by the way!
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    Differences between Creative Sound Blaster AE-9PE and Creative Sound Blaster AE-9???

    P.S. I also used to have a Sennheiser GSX1200 headphone amp, and while it had excellent virtual surround effects, it just didn't have enough juice to drive HD650 quite like the AE-9, ZxR, or the Schiit combo.
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    Differences between Creative Sound Blaster AE-9PE and Creative Sound Blaster AE-9???

    Honestly, at their flagship level they are about the same. The AE-9 is more future proof, since they won't be discontinuing the software/drivers for it anytime soon, but ZxR still gets excellent support. Also, the AE-9 is a bit louder if you have high gain headphones, but you'll never crank the...
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    Differences between Creative Sound Blaster AE-9PE and Creative Sound Blaster AE-9???

    Ok, that is absolute nonsense. First of all, a modern top of the line soundcard such as the AE-9 has a separate dac/amp for headphones, and a separate dac for speakers. On the AE9 the headphone dac/amp are inside the desktop ACM module which is linked to the soundcard with a digital cable, so no...
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    Differences between Creative Sound Blaster AE-9PE and Creative Sound Blaster AE-9???

    Absolutely no problems, people who are having issues probably have old Windows installations with a bunch of junk installed. I highly recommend the AE-9, it is excellent.
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