Recent content by WackyWRZ

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    Are there any boutiques left?

    I've been pretty happy with my Anidees case - pretty well built and solid. I'd never heard of them before buying my Crystal XL 3 Lite. If I had it to do over I'd get the XL Pro Lite instead for more air flow. I'm really not a fan of all the tempered glass out there now, so damn heavy - just...
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    Current best browser recommendations?

    I've been a Chrome guy - since right after it came out... I've tried to switch to FF and other browsers multiple times but keep coming back. I had all sorts of issues with FF and ESXi for quite some time and haven't been back to it sense. This will probably be an unpopular opinion, I have...
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    Looking for a gaming chair.

    I'm a bigger person and have not liked any of the "gaming" chairs I've ever tried. They seem to "wear out" in no time, especially now that I work from home full time. I work for a MSP that provides services to an office furniture company, and got a great deal on a "mis ordered" Humanscale...
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    things covid has taught me... closed headphones save marriages? BT headphone adapters are kewl.

    I fully appreciate this issue. For a while I would just have one earcup off, but that starts to hurt my ears pretty quick and defeats the purpose of headphones. I ended up rearranging my entire room to have me facing the door as well, and now just deal with the sun glare from the window behind me.
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    Power supply shortage forced my hand...

    This PS shortage (and other components really) has been a giant PITA. I got super lucky and found my EVGA 650 P2 mis-titled on eBay and ending at an odd hour for $45 NIB.
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    iOS 14

    Beta 5 here on an 8 Plus - seems pretty solid. The new "this app wants to use your local network" popup is fairly annoying. Yes please let my UniFi app access my UniFi controller...
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    Time to Upgrade

    This is one of the reasons I stick with my iPhone. Having had many issues with Nexus/Pixel device quality over the years, and multiple software and lack of update issues with other manufacturers I just stick with iOS. Plus throwing the carriers into the mix, and their delays just makes it...
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    Is it smart to keep and old, backup smartphone?

    I recently broke my XS Max, and luckily (due to laziness in selling it) still had my old phone laying around. I'd have been really SOL as my VPN requires 2FA and I am WFH. Needless to say, I'll be keeping that phone around just in case since it's only worth around $120 ish anyway.
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    Thinking about building a NAS, have some questions.

    Have to 100% agree with Unraid here. Although it isn't free, it's super simple to set things up and the community support / applications is great. I used to run a full home lab with ESXi boxes and all sorts of gear, but since installing Unraid and it being so simple and reliable, I got rid of...
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    OCZ SSDs - Why are they so bad?

    I had multiple Agility 3s die back in the day - those were the days! I've still got a Vertex (460 maybe) - on an external USB for my XBone games.
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    Res opinions

    Just wanted to thank everyone for the ideas. Well unfortunately after looking to go the caulk route I found multiple cracks through the threads on the bottom. The res isn't even that old, and Alphacool was of no help since I didn't buy it from them. They linked me to where I could buy a...
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    Res opinions

    Hey everyone, looking for some advise on a replacement reservoir. I've got an Alphacool 15192 Eisbecher 250mm res that keeps leaking from the bottom / threads area. I've tried draining and re-tightening multiple times and am quite frankly tired of messing with it. I don't see how it's...
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    Decision between AM4 motherboards

    I've read X570 GB boards are much improved in the BIOS department. I can get an Asus X470 CH7 for about $140 and a X570 Aorus master for $220. Do I risk chancing it again with another GB board?
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    Decision between AM4 motherboards

    Lol they’ve burned me twice now on boards (one literally caught fire), so I’ve got a super sour taste in my mouth from them.
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    Decision between AM4 motherboards

    Looking to replace my X370 Gaming K7 with an X470/X570 board that's more stable with 3rd gen Ryzen and has a better BIOS / software. The fan and RGB controls are just unusable - and this is the 2nd time I've had bad luck with Gigasuck, so it's the last. Looking at either the Asus X470...