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    Which display would you choose? Samsung G9 49" or LG CX 48"

    OLED. Nothing beats true black.
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    Good use for an x299 box?

    For the sake of humanity, it's better to let the older and cheaper build to the folks who really have a need for it. With the current pandemic, parts availability is getting worse, on top of the stupidly high price for everything, including old parts.
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    Every desirable video card model is now OOS tonight. Unreal.

    And every aging card (such as GTX970) is still overpriced.
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    Is 5.1 / surround sound gaming still relevant?

    Is the mini fridge the loudest thing in your room?
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    Is 5.1 / surround sound gaming still relevant?

    Wearing headset with ambient temp of more than 30°c is a pita.
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    The front panel header and what sound card it uses

    Different sound card? No. Different processing? Yes. My ASRock front audio headers are "amped" for headset. I can't plug my headset on the rear IO as the volume will be too low (it's meant for a desktop speaker).
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    Is 5.1 / surround sound gaming still relevant?

    Because the market is either 2.0 stereo desktop speakers or headphones. Surround sound 5.1/7.1/Atmos gaming is extremely niche.
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    Is 5.1 / surround sound gaming still relevant?

    Played Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice recently on my 5.0 setup. I'm glad that Garm boss fight is made a lot easier with surround sound as one needs to find the direction in the dark.
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    5.1 / 7.1 gaming (speakers) - worth it?

    Bought 3 pairs of JBL104 for a 5.0 setup with my motherboard Realtek audio. Here are my disappointment: - As I don't have a subwoofer, LFE (.1) signal in 5.1 is not delivered to the main speakers (despite unchecking the optional subwoofer option in Windows). LFE is totally lost. - Surround sound...
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    5.1 / 7.1 gaming (speakers) - worth it?

    How do you wear headphones in the hot summer?
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    DF: The Best PC Monitors For Gaming: 2020 Edition

    I've been waiting for a good monitor that can deliver uber black. I mainly play single player games. Just like many movies, most of the great scenes or stories happen in the dark. I can't believe how that is still a niche market in 2020. I guess I have to wait for another decade for OLED in...
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    Will we ever need more than 1 top end card from now on? Will SLI ever be seamless hardware wise?

    I'm pretty disappointed that DOOM doesn't support multi-GPU despite the heavy push in Vulkan.
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    150mm maximum Tall Air Cooler recs?

    Are you OK with the Snowman T4 from AliExpress (or other Chinese importers)?
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    Pentium G3240 stock thin cooler on i5 4570. Safe?

    Here's the temperature after setting to balanced power mode. Room temperature is now 29°c.
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    Are the AMD drivers really that bad?

    Does the modern buggy drivers badly affect older graphics card such as Radeon RX550?
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    Pentium G3240 stock thin cooler on i5 4570. Safe?

    In Win10 Power Option, my PC set to Performance Mode. It hovers at 3.5GHz - 3.6GHz all the time. Could this be related? Do you guys actually use the Balanced power option?
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    Pentium G3240 stock thin cooler on i5 4570. Safe?

    Based on the OCCT screenshot, the frequency stays constant. No sign of thermal throttling. It's just for basic Microsoft Office jobs, web surfing and online videos.
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    Pentium G3240 stock thin cooler on i5 4570. Safe?

    50°c while watching 720p YouTube video in Firefox. Went to BIOS and set the CPU fan speed to full (HWiNFO shows 2000rpm). Surprisingly, it's still pretty quiet. It's now 44°c while YouTube.
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    Pentium G3240 stock thin cooler on i5 4570. Safe?

    I'm upgrading from intel Pentium G3240 (53W TDP) to i5 4570 (84W TDP), yet maintaining that same thin intel Pentium stock cooler (no copper core). Should I be worried about heat dissipation? Tuniq TX2 thermal paste applied is pea sized. When idling, HWiNFO64 shows CPU package 48°c, motherboard...
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    Looking for a good budget DAC + headphone amp for gaming

    I've read somewhere that the headphone output of Focusrite Scarlette Solo isn't really that clean. On the other hand, a budget Behringer UMC202HD could be better?
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    Are the AMD drivers really that bad?

    I'm just about to build a rig out of old parts for my mom. intel i5 4570, H81 mobo and 8GB DDR3. I'm still deciding on the GPU. I'm still deciding if I should buy a cheap and used AMD RX550 just for basic graphics processing, or just stick to onboard intel graphics. I do have an NVIDIA GT440...
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    What ya using your 1x slots for?

    What pcie soundcard is that?
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    Stability and overclocking - what do you consider stable

    Only in PUBG. CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT. No amount of vcore can fix it.
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    Looking to upgrade my z5500

    5.1 to 2.0 ? Why? You're gonna miss a lot in gaming.
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    Micro ATX case suggestions wanted

    The surface will turn sticky over the years
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    Stability and overclocking - what do you consider stable

    >100 hours of GTA V, Witcher3, ME Andromeda, Prime95, AIDA 64, OCCT - rock stable. PUBG - BSOD. ??? I don't know what to believe anymore.
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    Tyhpoonburner can't determine my RAM chip

    ver 5.29
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    Tyhpoonburner can't determine my RAM chip

    Undefined and not determined. Any idea how to find the memory chip type besides totally removing the ram heat spreader?
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    What ya using your 1x slots for?

    can somebody challenge that with 56kbps dial-up modem?
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    I freaking hate USB type C connectors.

    To make things worse, every phone manufacturers have their own damn designs of USB-C with various charging capabilities. To make shit worse, most come in USB2.0 data transfer speed except those top end phones. Cream of crop: with or without audio DAC.
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    Best adblocker app for android chrome?

    TIL that living with <50kbps internet and not able to load >10MB of ads is considered selfish.
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    Best adblocker app for android chrome?

    The reason I have adblock is because I don't have a fast internet. On top of that, I'm living on capped internet. Most ads gobble up more data (those extremely annoying gif/animated ads) than the actual content of the website.
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    Is buying USB-C cable still problem today?

    Does a high wattage cable also guarantee 5Gbps transfer speed? I've seen many that can supply 5A charging but the advertised speed is still the old USB 2.0 480Mbps. So now we have high ampere but low data speed?
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    Is buying USB-C cable still problem today?

    In the early days of USB-C, there were a few reports about buying a cheap chinese knock-off USB C cable that could damage your components. Even a branded Oppo wasn't that good either. Is it still a problem today?
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    How long do you use your phone before you replace it?

    When my telco decided to kill the network bandwidth. That's what happen to 3G network in my area.
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    New Soundblaster Internal card coming

    SIgh. No XLR out on the AE-9. ...and no PEQ
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    Glorious Model 0

    ICYMI: PUBG LITE is banning Glorious Model O
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    Anyone give up on PC Surround sound and just go stereo? Any regrets?

    But Atmos and DTS:X are the future
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