Recent content by Wade88

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    WTB: Surface Pro

    We have a Surface Book with i5 and 256GB if you'd be interested, it has a nvidia gpu.
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    Steam Deck Tips & Tricks

    I had faster internet than that former speed in Arkansas in 2006... By 78 I didn't use or intend megabits that was megabytes. That's 624 Mbps. The deck doesn't have wifi 6, but all my other mobile things do except the e readers so that's why we have u6pro APs. Mind you we already had APs so...
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    Steam Deck Tips & Tricks

    I've had my 512 since September and it's never had a problem with 5ghz with unifi 6 pro access points. It gets 78 megabytes and change per second if you're close enough to one when downloading from steam.
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    Anybody using their steam deck as either their main or secondary pc?

    I've almost only used my Steam Deck with 5ghz wifi and it has worked fine since it came in the mail in July of last year. I only use 2.4 when I'm way out in the yard in the unfenced area to make sure my dogs don't go streaking off after people they know will pet them.
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    New to Intel 13th Gen - Anti Bend Bracket

    Your 5900x sucked or your aio did or both, mine idles at 36c in a 72-73.6f room with a d15.
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    Building A New Gaming PC But No Idea Where To Go To Meet My Needs With The Current Insane GPU Pricing - Need Your Advice and Expertise

    vacillate verb vac·il·late ˈva-sə-ˌlāt vacillated; vacillating Synonyms of vacillate intransitive verb 1 : to waver in mind, will, or feeling : hesitate in choice of opinions or courses 2 a : to sway through lack of equilibrium b : FLUCTUATE, OSCILLATE
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    Listening mp3 songs/albums in the car

    How about fm transmitters are akin to the pits full of nuclear waste in Hanford, WA?
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    Listening mp3 songs/albums in the car

    Bluetooth in cars is gutter trash if you have a nice sound system. Android auto routes the audio over USB so you can bitstream things and it is glorious.
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    External drive fell on the floor, and now beeps once and isnt recognized...dead?

    They make usb to sata adapters and docks, I use one of the former to replace hdds in old consoles and some people's computers with like capacity sata ssds without a computer and a few that are just usb 3 to sata with a 1 meter extension cable and these work great for testing disks with laptops...
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    Looking for a BIG laptop 18+ inches

    I've never seen that one for sale locally before but they do have 85" 8k OLED televisions at Costco and that's three miles from my house so...
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    Looking for a BIG laptop 18+ inches

    It is not unobtainable,it will probably exists by q4 .
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    Looking for a BIG laptop 18+ inches

    I'm not very price sensitive, and why 67" TV when you can get 85"? The larger machines tend to have replaceable disks and ram,and batteries sometimes.
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    Looking for a BIG laptop 18+ inches

    Yes, I'm holding out for a 4090 18" with OLED ideally higher than 60hz.
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    The highly rated HP Pavilion Slimline PC thread

    External drives are misery incarnate, the answer for small computers is a server with 8 or more 3.5" slots. Before I got s free 42u rack and put a couple of 2u disk heavy servers in it I used a cooler master haf 932 with some old parts, 13 12TB disks with a 5 1/4" bay to multiple 3.5" bays adapters.
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    Listening mp3 songs/albums in the car

    My mp3 CDs got supplanted by FLAC and carputer in 2007, more recent cars read FLAC off of flash drives and have android auto that runs plexamp super well.