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    Android phone as permenent modem/ hotspot

    The only services that I can get for internet here is satellite or 4G... My At&T Ipad plan finally got cracked down on and terminated. Knew it was coming since Febuary.. Looking for a better option, I turned on my cell hotspot, fired up an old Cradlepoint CTR35 I had laying around, and set Wifi...
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    Mafia vs Mafia DE

    I have never played the first 2 Mafia's but really like the third.. The 2002 version of Mafia is available on Steam as well as the re make.. The Re make has some bad reviews due to missing content. Is the modern version better or worse? I HATE Doom 3 BFG because of it's missing content, but it...
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    $200 upgrade from a 1070?

    I have a Gigabyte G1 Gaming 1070 that I bought because it was cheap last year. Just over $200 shipped. My current box, it's actually one of the bottlenecks being it's a R5 3600 system. I don't game nearly enough to justify more than $200, and I could buy a used 2080 TI right now if I really...
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    SNES game battery replacement q's

    I know people do these all the time, but I have yet to do one, and I have several to do. Donky Kong Country 2, I have owned since new and the battery still works. My saves from 20-25 years ago are still on it, so I want to try to jumper the power to a couple AA batteries while I replace the...
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    composite to VGA for SNES

    Due to another thread, I have Paperboy 2 coming for the SNES, and then I remembered, the SNES is stuck in the bottom of the entertainment cabinent. It looks horrible on the large display. I would like to run the SNES on my computer display ( Samsung Syncmaster B2230 ), and it has a VGA input...
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    2019, any need for higher than 1070 at 1080p 60hz?

    I've had my R5 3600 system running for a few months now, and it seems to meet performance pretty good but games like Watchdogs 2 and Mafia III still don't quite hit 60 frames.. I understand that it's basically 1660TI performance Would a 5700/XT be a better match for 1080p? I would be looking...
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    Basic Stamp microcontroller for thermostat control?

    I now heat a small office building ( 10x10 ) with a 12v made in china Diesel fueled 'parking heater' which is a clone of an Eberspacher. I power it with a 30A LED/ 3D printer thermostat and it works phenomenal except the thermostat. It's a mini fuel oil furnace basically The thermostat never...
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    LED/ 3D printer switching power supply reliability?

    I'm going to heat a small insulated building with a 5kw Chinese diesel heater. It's not off grid, and there is no 12v power source. But the Chinese diesel heaters seem to be perfect for this type of space. It's a compact oil fired furnace. Electric is just too expensive here. I needed a...
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    DIY H shifter

    I plan to build a switch based H shifter. I might even build a wheel using an optical mouse as a tracker, along with some bunjee cords.. Anyway the real question I see lots of DIY shifters, most use a spring on the bottom for the pivot, where as I could use a ball socket.. That said, the...
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    Mod cheap mouse into extra controller buttons?

    I recently got into American Truck simulator. I work on them at work but can't drive except around the yard.. I will get a Logitech Driving force pro setup + the shifter. But the shifter mods for range selector are stupid expensive, even the cheap one is $30 and reviews say does not work real...
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    case thermals on a cheeep case

    I built my new computer in a Rosewill FBM-01. cable management did not exist on this case so I have gotten it 'tidy'.. But it is actually a pretty nice non windowed case. Also the most inexpensive case that is actually available however that is not why I chose it The GTX 1070 G1 gaming I have...
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    MSI B450 A Pro will not post

    I just got around to firing this new build up. MSI B450 A Pro 16gb Flare X 3200 Ryzen 2600X with Prism cooler Seasonic M12II Evo 620w Should be 100% rock solid compatible yet I initially got the CPU light. Now I reseated the cpu and got rid of the AMD goo TIM which took care of the CPU light...
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    Current Win 10 to Windows 7 UI setup?

    I've never had Win 10 on a personal machine of mine. I can use it enough to get around on family members and work computers for basic break fix type stuff... But the end of the Windows 7 road is in a week or so for me when the rest of my new builds parts are due to arrive. What is the current...
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    SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze?

    I know HardOCP has a review on these from when they came out ( 2010 ) but site is down. I know it's an older design but is DC-DC and fully modular. Is it still viable to use for a Ryzen 3000 build? Newegg has a promotion to put it at $45 for the next 10 hours after rebate
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    Dell E6410 power limiting?

    I was playing with my plex server earlier and noted through HWmonitor that my plex setup only uses about 2%-6% processor power to play a movie. All of my movies/ tv shows are H.264 MP4's in 480-720P, so I know a potato can run the server. They don't need trans coded to play on any device I use...
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    2600 vs 3600, for a brand new build?

    I have been collecting parts for a Ryzen system. Getting things at discount when I can. Currently have an MSI B450 A-Pro, 16gb of Gskill Flare X 3200 and a Fractal Design Focus G in gunmetal grey ( dark themed computer, few white lights I think, nothing more ) Ryzen 3600 worth the extra $66...
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    Kentek power supply safe for an old C2D used as win xp gamer?

    My XP gamer which is built from an optiplex 755 desktop has a virtually brand new EVGA 500 BR that is overkill. It uses a GT730 1gb, a 65W C2D and a couple hard drives.. I'd like to pull the quality PSU from the occasional use system so that I can put it in my new Ryzen system. The 500 BR was...
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    New full build in years. R5 3600

    My old T3500 has been having cold boot issues from time to time for the last few weeks. Time to kick it back to just data duties ( LTO 3 tape drive ). It was a fun ride and having one of the fastest Precision T3500's I could build was cool That said, new build will be Ryzen based for sure. I...
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    Gen 3 ryzen time to retire X58?

    My old T3500 is chugging along still with an W3680 which will software overclock to 4.0 ghz Still keeps up with a 1070 at 1080p for the most part. BUT it gets hot. Not hot for the system, but heats the room a ton. January ends Win 7 support and the main reason I've kept this thing. I did...
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    How can ID release such crap with Doom Classic Complete?

    I recently picked up Doom Classic Complete for the Master levels I didn't have ( I have the original collectors edition that sold just before Doom 3 released ). I tried to run this but it's just ported through Dosbox and on my machine it's glitchy and looks horrible.. I fired it up on GZdoom...
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    psu fan face bottom vent or inside case?

    I work at a tire shop and the office computers are starting to diminish performance on Quickbooks to the point sometimes they lock up.. Has been determined that the storage drive for Quickbooks is failing and SSD's are on their way. ( backed up every night always though ) However, I popped them...
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    I shouldn't really just browse Ebay.. New video card won

    I've been Eying 1070's for a while even though my GTX 1060 6gb has been flawless for 2 years.. So I ran across a Gigabyte G1 gaming 1070 for under $200 ( yes mining card, but I'll risk it ) and that was cheap enough to make me snipe it. But I don't know if it was a good idea, especially at 1080P...
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    Fallout New Vegas: Ultimate Edtion $8.63 at Fanatical

    In case you don't have New Vegas to play the New California mod ( my case as I only had Xbox 360 version ). New Vegas Ultimate is $9.59 black friday sale at Fanatical, plus the 10% discount also applies bringing it down to $8.63. Also gives you a 15% off coupon to use on everything except star...
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    PWM AIO pump on molex connection?

    I have a Dell Precision T3500 with a W3680 overclocked ( software multiplier ) to 4.0 Ghz. The processor runs a little warm on the stock heatsink with a fan ziptied to it. temps are ok but higher than I'd like. EVGA CLC 120 I'm pretty sure will cool it a lot better but it has a pwm pump.. My...
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    GT 8600 vs GT 730

    My Win XP gamer ( built mainly for OG Doom 3 ) has a 256mb 8600 GT which I bought for $13. It works well enough but Doom 3 actually has framerate drops to 30 FPS when monsters are around. Holds 60 fps with nothing going on, and a swinging/ flickering light will render about 45 fps. I have...
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    What power supply for what computer?

    I recently re purposed my old Plex server ( Optiplex 755 MT ) into a Win Xp gamer/ Win 7 dual boot for daily web browsing and Email checking.. Gave me some signs that the power supply is going out, so I just proactively ordered an EVGA 500BR for $30 from the bay. Now I'm thinking, my main rig (...
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    Good replacement for R9 270x crossfire?

    My spare computer ( similar to sig rig but with Crossfired R9 270X ) is getting a lot of use now, and with the 360w TDP of the 2 cards combined, the power bill has jumped quite a bit. Now they run pretty impressive and are able to max out games like Fallout 4 on ultra with a few things reduced...
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    crazy old game costs.

    I was looking for my Nascar Racing 2003 disc and couldn't find it. Found the box and manual, but the disc I knew was in a rack somewhere but just wasn't finding it.. I checked the price on Ebay and holy Jeezus. $70-$200 and there is only a few on there.. I never really realized it was only out...
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    vintage gamer box. how new can I go?

    The FX5200 thread got me thinking about rebuilding my old Athlon XP machine for which I have all the parts left. ( mobo/ Sempron 2500 which clocks to an Athlon XP 2600 ). FX 5200 and 2gb of ram . But I don't have a power supply. My current plex server ( SD resolution stuff ) is an Optiplex 755...
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    OEM cooler block mounting with janky setup?

    I'm itching to water cool my Precision T3500. It's getting a W3680/90 and I'm going to at least try to bump the multiplier with software. But either way the factory air cooler is barely adequate and nothing else air cool will fit where it needs to be. I'm considering one of the off brand blocks...
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    shortest, smallest LGA1366 cooler that can OC?

    I want to upgrade the CPU in my Precision T3500 to a W3680 and then take advantage of the unlocked multiplier.. I know that the Dell uses spring tensioned screws but I'm pretty sure the spacing is the same and I can probably rob the screws and springs from the stock cooler, and with a couple...
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    4G rural internet

    Getting sick of Hughsnet 4th gen. It's terribly expensive. 5gb day and 50gb night per month, and after that it's 128kbps since Gen 5 came out ( was 20 kbps cap before that ). Naturally, I'm over the throttled limit 100% of the time. They seem to give some leway as streaming will stream at 480p...
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    Enhanced vision viewer replacement display possible?

    My grandfather ( legally blind but has some vision ) has an Enhanced vision viewer. The screen has been going bad for months where the bottom of the display is garbled colors, and it finally only displays about a 4" strip. I disconnected the video cable and verified, the display is dead and not...
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    Steam Link. No control in library?

    So I just got my Link. Set it up. plugged in a genuine xbox 360 wired controller. Got through all the setups. Found my PC and then went to stream into it and the controller stopped working.. If I manually go to my PC and try to launch a game, it won't. Does remote desktop need to be active? ( I...
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    Intel Extreme Tuning & OEM's

    I was doing some reading that the W3680 and W3690 have unlocked multipliers where no other LGA1366 chip does. Also ran across something that suggests the HP Z400 series have people running Intel XTU to set the multipliers in the OEM systems.. Would this work with Dell Precision TX500 systems...
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    Crossfire on Dell Precision Tx500 series workstation?

    I have 2 matching R9 270X, and need a capable second guest gaming computer.. Nothing high end, just playable framerates on modern titles tweaked as high as possible Will a T3500/5500/7500 Crossfire these card's? I know Crossfire isn't the best but, the video card climate is still messed up and...
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    Might be in need of a new build

    My Dell T3500 got some blue screens a couple weeks ago and it relates to the PNY SSD I have, died. I have not gotten another yet. Instead I just powered on my old gaming/ mining pc, with one of the AMD R9 270X video cards installed. Changed a few settings and I can browse the web and play some...
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    Anybody with a Goophone?

    I'm having the worst experience with Android. I've had a Galaxy Express 3 ( I think it's a 3, it was a Walmart cheapo ) for about a year.. I basically use it for text messaging, Email and music with Email being most important.. I Reset 3 times and each time it backs itself into a corner with pre...
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    how much 'video card' is really nessasary?

    I'm playing through Watchdogs 2, eye candy all the way up minus a couple things like fog and AA is down a bit in my sig rig. 1080p 60hz. Frame rates between 30-55 fps, usually around 40-45 frames. I know the game is not a great PC port and it might take a bit more than it should ( GTA V runs 59...
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    PCIE slot splitter cards.

    Do the various PCIE slot splitter cards work at all? I'm considering getting several RX560's and upgrading my miner. The mobo it runs is an older Biostar A770E3 ( AM3 ) and has 2 1x slots and a single x16 2.0 slot. I would like 6 cards on that rig. Is it possible with those splitters? I read...
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