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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    ncase says mini-dtx is supported in the current revision. It does limit options for bottom fans, probably to the point of not supporting them depending on what you do with the slot. It won't support matx, which the B460M is.
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    Affinity Designer, Photo, Publisher and Textures, Overlays, Fonts 50% off

    Cool. I've heard a lot of good things about these, and at $25 I bit on the affinity photo app. I have to play with it more, but it might displace my current $10 a month adobe photography bundle.
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    M.2 NVME external enclosure hot even at idle

    Where are you seeing thermal pads that are blowing way paste? I know that thermal grizzly claims their pads are 65w/mk, but I have yet to see any tests show it actually beating paste. Even Puget said they got the same results as with paste and only so much reuse out of it.
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    M.2 NVME external enclosure hot even at idle

    For data points, I have a gen 4 and a gen 3 in my box. The gen 4 has the mobo heat sink on it, the gen 3 has a think copper heat sink held on via o-rings. They idle at 34C and 31C respectively. The gen 4 is the boot drive. (both have thermal pads though) I don't think they will ever not be...
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    ergochair 2.

    Nope. If you took out all the remaining exposed piston and made use of the gap between the floor and the piston you pick up maybe 2.5". I've never seen a piston with enough sink to lower the whole piston assembly more than it is. If it lives on carpet, about the only option would be to 3d...
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    Ex-Intel Engineer Slams Misguided And Flawed Apple M1 Benchmarking Practices

    You have an M1 chip working with an external GPU? Then magically added two more thunderbolt ports. You are special. I think you need to actually read the thread, or even the bit I quoted at you. The M1 has limited expandability. and does not have egpu support. The intel macs are more typical...
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    Ex-Intel Engineer Slams Misguided And Flawed Apple M1 Benchmarking Practices

    Sorry, but this needs a caveat. Namely that's all that matters to the APPLE consumer. And at that to the strictly apple consumer. For the most part, Apple's intel machines seem to launch about a generation behind the general wintel laptop market. Which is one of the things I have found odd about...
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    Silicon Power 1TB NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe R/W up to 5000/4400 MB/s - $147.99

    Pretty sure it does rock. I'd love it if they were free, but for $120 more than that 2.5" drive, you are getting about 10X the max performance. They were $399 like 6-7 months ago. Frankly the 2.5" drive prices strike me as garbage. You can go to slower NVME drives than this one and pay the same...
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    Silicon Power 1TB NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe R/W up to 5000/4400 MB/s - $147.99

    I've got the 2TB version in my system as a boot drive. It rocks.
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    Cyberpunk 2077 Official Gameplay Trailer Released

    Yeah I'm not sure that indicates much of anything. The driving is just crap. Defaulting to interior view as opposed to third person makes it worse, and even in third person, the complete lack of camera management that leaves it entirely to the player is garbage. I just remember the...
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    Cyberpunk 2077 Official Gameplay Trailer Released

    I mean, on the bright side, at least this time it looks like consoles got a shitty pc port rather than PC getting a shitty console port.
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    Cyberpunk 2077 Official Gameplay Trailer Released

    So to me there's two things, the lazy and stupid shit, and the bugs and glitches. The lazy crap - the first two are bad, the rest less so. 1) the cops and the warrants. You pick up a warrant and the cops teleport in instantly behind you and then telelport in more to flank you. 2) driving...
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    Help diagnosing sudden shut off.

    I think I found the source. Looks like a fan extension got manhandled during assembly/reassembly and could have shorted on the heat sink. We'll give Nobu the point with an assist by DooKey.
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    Help diagnosing sudden shut off.

    Inside the case is solid. Cord to the wall might be possible, no way to tell since I disconnected it to open and do the initial check that nothing went poof.
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    Help diagnosing sudden shut off.

    No loose screws, nothing looked wonky about the board when set up. I've never had an arc that let you go back to doing stuff all happy like. It's also pretty full of holes as a case and right near me on the desk. No flashes to go with the noise, no ozone smell. After bringing it back up it has...
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