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    First time watercooling - General advice so I don't Derp

    Hi! I love your post. I have watercooled every system of mine since 2006 and I have tried many configurations. My advice for a first timer: Get a syringe and a small funnel to inject the coolant into your reservoir or fill tube. For nicely cut tubing, i have found that garden trimming shears...
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    The End Of Terrible Wi-Fi Is Near

    I have a coworker who was only getting about 10Mbps speed tests on his devices associated to his home Wi-Fi, but paying for 100mbps from his ISP. He kept thinking it was a cable modem / ISP problem. He uses the router+wifi combo from the ISP. I came over and did an analysis using a free app on...
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    5G Will Be A Game Changer, Generating Trillions By 2035

    So the question becomes: do you disable the Wi-Fi or LTE in your refrigerator? If you do, you can't use the webcam from your office to check if you're low on mayo because you've become too lazy to check it yourself. Or, if you have the really high end model, it tweets at you when it...
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    5G Will Be A Game Changer, Generating Trillions By 2035

    You mean those services' lame alternatives owned by the ISPs. Original sites like YouTube and Netflix will always be throttled without net neutrality protected peering.
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    5G Will Be A Game Changer, Generating Trillions By 2035

    Meanwhile, in my hometown of 66,000 people, Verizon has deployed 4G LTE where the max throughput on any given day is around 3 Mbps because they choke the WAN link on their antennae. Hopefully I can get about 10 Mbps on 5G.
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    Kaby Lake 7700K vs Sandy Bridge 2600K IPC Review @ [H]

    I swear I am doing that same thing with my Gulftown Xeons and original 2013 Nvidia GTX Titan. This build is the longest I have ever used a single computer without modification because it was simply so powerful when put together. I think the 2nd longest I ever went was with my ATI 9700 Pro...
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    Kaby Lake 7700K vs Sandy Bridge 2600K IPC Review @ [H]

    I am so happy to see this article. Thank you for taking into consideration that many of your readers are still running older hardware. So many reviews only compare the last 2 or 3 generations. I have been seeing so many peanut gallery comments on other sites' comments pages where people are...
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    Samsung Introducing New Quantum Dot Curved Monitors At CES 2017

    I think it's another gimmick like 3D glasses. They need reasons to push you to get rid of your "crappy" circa 2010 LCD.
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    Samsung Introducing New Quantum Dot Curved Monitors At CES 2017

    I felt the same way for a while, but recently a lot of games I have been playing have a built-in non-controllable game engine requirment of V-Sync and act very poorly when it is tampered with - effectively ruining G Sync or the game behavior. For example Skyrim Remastered will behave very...
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    Virgin Flight Delayed By Galaxy Note Wi-Fi Hoax

    Is it too late to vote for "Technology Troll of the Year 2016" ? This is amazing and horrifying.
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    E3 Was Secretly Terrible For The Future Of Virtual Reality

    I would say Giantbomb's video detailing his experiences with the HTC Vive says it all. There appears to be a long way to go before you can have a quality experience with a really engaging game in VR. I personally have no interest in these systems when I see their current level of capability...
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    Xeon X5560 Cooling Help Needed...

    Well, the model number difference is so slight and they appear to be in the same family, so it may be the same shroud. If you look on the bottom of your heatsink while you're in there for those 4 screw placements it may be compatible. Can't seem to find any cheap ones though... but yeah a...
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    Xeon X5560 Cooling Help Needed...

    It looks like this is the underside of that fan assembly/heatsink. If your heatsink has these 4 small philips head mounting points on the bottom... you can probably use that 1TD00 fan assembly.
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    Xeon X5560 Cooling Help Needed...

    Actually, does it look like this? That appears to be a fairly simple deal, but I don't know if the backplate will stay secured when you unscrew the heatsink? Would need to see the back of it, unfortunately. There appears to be room right on the heatsink for a fan, so I'm not sure why...
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