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    PS5 Teardown: An inside look at our most transformative console yet

    I watched the entire video before commenting, so I really have no idea what you're getting at. A design using a captive screw (with a spring to keep it recessed when not in use) makes WAY more sense to me than their chosen solution (There are plenty of cheap LCD monitors that use this solution...
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    PS5 Teardown: An inside look at our most transformative console yet

    And somehow Sony still couldn't afford to use a captive screw for the base... you know that's gonna get lost real quick...
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    B450 and X470 Motherboards Now Supporting Zen 3

    I mean, I can, but when I said that I was more thinking of a duct that would just fit over a corner (one quarter) of a 120mm case fan, and duct that into the chipset heatsink. Don't need to grab the whole thing, it doesn't need THAT much airflow :P
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    B450 and X470 Motherboards Now Supporting Zen 3

    Nah, not hardcore enough. Disconnect the stock fan and 3D print a custom fan duct to funnel a portion of an existing case fan directly into the chipset heatsink :ROFLMAO:
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    B450 and X470 Motherboards Now Supporting Zen 3

    I actually had issues with this in a recent build I did for someone with a Gigabyte Aorus X570 Elite motherboard. The chipset fan would, seemingly at random, go from 0 RPM to full-blast during normal operation of the system. The UEFI offers no way to adjust the fan curve on this particular fan...
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    weirdest enclosure

    That's actually a pretty neat little device, especially for boot drives in servers or industrial equipment that don't have many drive bays and/or lack built-in RAID support. I could totally see configuring one of these with two small SSDs, enabling its internal RAID 1, and booting pfSense...
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    Graphics Card Autopsy - MSI 980 Ti "Golden Edition"

    I have the regular edition (red heatsink) version of this card, which died similarly, but has no obvious visible damage to the PCB or any components. Want to take a look at it?
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    From your motherboard's manual / Product page: If you have a NVMe drive installed in the onboard M.2 slot, then only the M.2 slot, and the primary PCIe 16x slot (PCI_E1), will be functional. All other slots on the motherboard are disabled. If you have a mSATA drive installed in the onboard M.2...
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    HOT ! Various 1TB NVMe with coveted E12 Controller $135 aprox retail

    I've used this one on a bunch of NVMe drives with success: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KDDKDNN I just cut the included thermal pads down so that they only make contact with the controller and DRAM, avoiding the flash.
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    HOT ! Various 1TB NVMe with coveted E12 Controller $135 aprox retail

    It's a stiff riser cable that keeps its shape when bent, so the female end of the riser is just floating over the last 16x slot. This arrangement offsets the card pretty significantly, so I used three motherboard standoffs, screwed together, to offset the PCI slot bracket mount point. Between...
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    HOT ! Various 1TB NVMe with coveted E12 Controller $135 aprox retail

    I have two of them installed now :cat: I had to use a very, very slim flexible PCIe 4x riser to plug it into the one PCIe slot that doesn't steal lanes from either the graphics card or the onboard NVMe slot. In this configuration, both NVMe drives are running at PCIe 3.0 4x, and the graphics...
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    PCIe 2.0 1x would be 500 MB/s, not 1GB/s. Still plenty fast for a drive full of Steam games, though.
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    The 3.2 TB drive is only PCIe 2.0 x4, so you're not going to get more than 4 lanes no matter which slot you put it in. I know what you mean about juggling slots/lanes on X99, though. This is what I had to do to install a second NVMe drive in my x99 board without stealing lanes from either the...
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    Are they, though? Sequential, sure, but sequential isn't the interesting number. 4K QD1 benchmarks look about the same as modern NVMe drives.
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    Intel Plans To Battle AMD Ryzen 4000 In 2020 With Mass of Hyper-Threaded Processors Including 5.3GHz

    Depends on the workload. Modern NVMe SSDs still struggle to exceed 50 MB/s in 4k random I/O at QD1, which is probably the most important metric for general-use desktop performance. Edit: Intel Optane is a notable exception. Optane drives can reach in excess of 400 MB/s in 4k random I/O at QD1...
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