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    Ryzen gaming laptop with 2080?

    A friend of mine is looking at buying a desktop but it seems like a laptop might be a better buy for him because of the mobility... but gaming laptops on whatever site (Dell, etc) are still dominated by Intel.
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    Anyone highly proficient with TestDisk?

    Im trying to recover a partition that got messed up via a botched input. Ive already recovered the data to a second disk using another utility, but the data all has random file names instead of the original file structure/file names. There are thousands of photos and thousands of music/video...
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    Data recovery that keep file structure/folders/file names?

    I have a hard drive I somehow messed up the partition on but when I recover the data it's just in random file names. I'm trying to see if I can recover the original names with the original folders if possible. The original recovery took a couple days because it's about 4tb of data. I could...
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    Ran a copy command... somehow (don't know if related or not) partition of drive I copied to became corrupted?

    Doesnt make a whole lot of sense to me. I have no idea what I did. I may have been a victim of some type of cyber attack because my home server logs are all wiped out as well so I cant see if anything actually happened. I was running SnapRAID on my server and the content and parity files are all...
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    Refurb Motile 14" laptop: Ryzen 5, 8gb ram, 256gb SSD... $290 - 10% coupon for your first purchase

    I just ordered one. You have to watch the website daily as they update the quantity. Apparently the majority of refurb units are from loose ribbon cables going to the screen. Im not sure exactly what triggers the 10% off coupon but its one of those things where you hover your mouse off screen...
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    PC game from early 2000s'ish - was an action RPG released half finished with no NPCs

    I was going to comment on another post where people were discussing piracy. This particular game ruined preorders for me until the end of time and made me realize that buying games before you ever see or play them is generally a bad idea. The game was released with no NPCs in the towns except...
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    Warm? MSI Radeon RX5700 @ $299.99 after MIR

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1506617-REG/msi_radeon_rx_5700_mech.html Was searching around. If I didnt loathe mail in rebates I would consider buying one.
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    Why do inexpensive highly reviewed "good" headsets all have trash mics?

    Bought a Kingston HyperX Cloud... fixed the mic issue by literally making my own mic. Anyway... only sort of fixed it. Now I realize there is also an issue internal to the headset where sound bleeds over from the headset output to the mic input. You can find people talking about this issue...
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    Thinking of going pfsense + WiFi6 access point...

    Ive been on the edge of upgrading my wireless router for going on two years. Currently rocking a mid-end TPlink router (cant remember model off the top of my head) but its just not cutting it anymore. Ive got a home server with tons of storage that feeds video to Roku/Plex devices and my current...
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    Best bang for the buck gaming headset? Less than $100

    I bought a Madkatz Freq 5 off someone here at Hardforum years ago. It ended up being my favorite headset Ive ever owned... the mic mute button and removable mic is a big plus. Ive been using them a long time and they are finally falling apart (4+ years). Im looking at something like the Razer...
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    Warm? $299 Motile laptop (Walmart) 14" Ryzen 5, 8gb, 256 SSD, upgradable ram w/NVME

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Vega-HDMI-720p-Front-RAM-FHD-8GB-display-AMD-Tuned-Radeon-14-Ryzen-THX-Graphics-IR-SSD-Silver-Laptop-MOTILE-5-Spatial-256GB-8-Performance-Audio-HD-Ca/979627450 AMD Ryzen 5 Processor 14″ 1920×1080 Display 8GB Memory 256GB Solid State Drive Radeon Vega 8 Graphics...
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    Anyone know how to properly set up Snap Raid sync / scan / repair?

    Title pretty much says it all. Ive been running SnapRaid for a while but I havent ever properly set up the scanning and repairing portion of it. At this point, I pretty much use it in case of a drive failure and nothing else. Ive read through plenty of tutorials when I first set it up but I...
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    G.Skill Breaks 23 Overclocking Records: Reaches DDR4-5886 at Computex 2019

    I saw it on Toms here: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/g.skill-overclocking-record-computex-2019,39595.html Am I the only one that has rolled my eyes at these types of overclocking records basically since the existence of overclocking? I remember sitting on my computer browsing some tech...
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    Antec MATX case power supply mod

    My first case mod in almost ten years. Modified my favorite Antec case (home theater pc) before bed to fit a non-proprietary power supply. Did it so it has enough oomph to power a real video card.
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    Best budget phone for Tmobile?

    Been looking at the Honor 8x... but it apparently does not support any of the newer Tmobile LTE bands.
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    Cant decide on budget $200ish Android phone...

    Somehow it ended up at the majority of the phones Im looking at are Motorola. Ive owned a few Motorola phones (including the MotoX 2015 I just destroyed) and have been extremely happy. Currently using my even older Moto X 2014 as my backup phone until I get something else. Looking at the...
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    Best GoPro knock off?

    I've been looking at quite a few different cameras and their reviews. Anyone knowledgeable on the subject? There are so many that it's hard to differentiate good from bad.
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    The PUBG "I want to party" thread - post up Steam names!

    If anyone wants to add me I play somewhat regularly. I use Discord. Post your names up so we can party up! Im sick of randoms with no mic. Ztg525
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    FreeNAS or OpenMediaVault for home server? Anyone proficient with SnapRaid?

    I am getting ready to build my new home server and am on the edge of what I want to run. My current hard drives: - Four 3tb Toshiba drives for media storage - One 2tb WD Green drive as a swap drive for downloads - Two 1tb WD blue drives that a buddy gave me (not used yet) - One older Samsung...
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    Anyone intimately familiar with Woocommerce that can help find an issue?

    I have a problem that cropped up in the last week with no changes on my part. Basically, category images for my products aren't displayed as the hard cropped version, instead its defaulting to versions that are simply resized (and not forced to 300x300). I have messed around with regenerating...
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    Bose A20 Aviation Headset - NO bluetooth

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/282462825979?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Check it out. Thanks.
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    Where are the inexpensive 27"+ 120hz+ monitors?

    I've literally been waiting to upgrade my monitors for... 5ish years. Its actually probably closer to 7 years. The problem? I can't justify spending a shitload of money on three matching monitors. I thought for sure that sub $200 27" 120hz+ monitors would be available by now but, alas, they are...
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    Any other AM4 DOA motherboards?

    I havent had a DOA motherboard in probably ten years. I tried every memory configuration and troubleshooting technique but it just wouldn't post after turning it on. Anyone else? Sometimes when I have had bad motherboards there were other symptoms like strange power on/power off cycling...
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    Critique my website?

    Anyone willing to look over my site and give me some pointers? I don't consider myself a professional but I have been working with web design for the better part of 15 years as a hobby. Built my business site on top of Wordpress with a bunch of customized CSS. I have changed quite a bit on the...
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    *China* LED back lit mechanical keyboard $36

    As Ive gotten older, I lost all interest in being a brand whore. Ive had great luck ordering chinese stuff from Aliexpress. Probably picking one of these up. Probably take about a week or two to get, but its free shipping...
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    Looking for cloud small business accounting/CRM software

    Title says it all... almost. Basically looking for something that interfaces with email for ticketing/follow ups, customer profiles, sales, invoicing... Etc. Needs to be in the "cloud" because the few employees of the company are mostly mobile on laptops or phones. I've looked into quite a...
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    Need Tmobile band 12 - $250ish to spend - cant decide...

    I need Tmobile band 12 with voLTE support. The city I live in has terrible signal strength and Im being told by Tmobile that if I have something that supports band 12 then it should be perfect everywhere. Im currently looking at: Nexus 5x ZTE Axon Pro Moto X Pure Edition (2015)
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    Free logo QR code generator?

    Any free QR code generators out there that let you use a logo? Is there a reliable plugin to use on my wordpress site? If it comes between not using a QR code and paying $15 a month for it... then I will not use it.
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    Android phone with good battery life under $250...

    I've gone through a few Android phones that have been trash. I want something that works well with good battery life. Had a Samsung phone in Japan that was terrible and had abysmal battery life because of a hardware bug. Had a ZTE phone that worked well but had abysmal battery life because of...
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    ZTE V5 Pro...

    I have heard good things. For the price it looks hard to beat. This is just one of many places to purchase it that I have found. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-5-5-ZTE-V5-PRO-N939St-4G-Cell-Phones-Snapdragon-615-Octa-Core-1-5GHz/32420537131.html Thoughts? I am fed up with Samsung...
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    Corsair RMA...

    Has anyone dealt with RMAing Corsair ram? I have a 32gb kit (8gb x 4) that I received as a gift two years ago (2013) and my wife has no idea where she purchased it from.. AKA, I do not have a receipt. Two of the sticks of ram get major errors with multiple different ram testing methods and...
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    Been trying to do 8.1 > 10 upgrade for TWO DAYS.

    No matter what I do I CANNOT get 10 to install over 8.1. The farthest I have gotten is during the installation phase after the PC reboots into the installer... it gets to about 10% and then shuts off and goes back to Windows 8.1 with an error of: The installation failed in the SAFE_US phase...
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    Crazy R9 290 system instability

    It has gotten slowly worse over time. Monitor will click off and the rest of the PC will freeze after about 10 seconds. For example, if I am playing a game, on Skype, or doing anything with audio I can hear it going for about another ten seconds. For some reason the computer did this twice...
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    LG Electronics UM67 34UM67 for gaming...

    Looks like a nice monitor. Has Freesync. http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-34UM67-34-Inch-LED-lit/dp/B00VBNQJSM/ref=sr_1_4?s=vacuums&ie=UTF8&qid=1436894844&sr=8-4&keywords=1440p+freesync If this goes on sale in an hour or two then I am buying one. Thoughts? For the record... I am...
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    Korean 1440p replacement panels?

    I cracked my LCD when repairing a back light problem. Fixed the back light problem like a champ and pushed a little too hard when assembling the monitor back together. Crack. I had to solder a connection back on to the backlight LED strip that randomly decided to fall off. Anyone know where...
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    Anyone remember Bonzanego? Bonzai-mods?

    What happened to him? He made some bad ass fan grills and some legit ass custom case mods. Old thread: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=760976 I used to talk to him all the time back in the day and then he suddenly disappeared off the face of the planet. He hasnt logged back onto...
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    LED back light repair on Korean 1440p monitors...

    I have a section of the back light that is apparently burnt out. Are the LEDs themselves replaceable? Has anyone pulled one of the panels apart before? I have yet to really pull it apart much but am going to dive in this weekend.
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    WS2812b Boblight / TV ambient lighting for Windows...

    I recently put together a 92 WS2812B LED setup for my home theater. I can get it working in XBMC but I would like to get it going in Windows so I can use it with a plain media player like Media Player Classic. Has anyone gotten it to work? I tried following this guide but I cannot get...
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    TPA3116 amp guides?

    I've done a lot of googling and found many massive threads that are extremely hard to follow. Basically, Im looking to use a couple in different applications. Im not sure of what boards are preferred and whether or not I should use a preamp. I want to use one or two in a car and one for...
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    Constant 0xa0000001 with Asus R9 290

    Built a computer for a friend of mine. Basically, the computer keeps blue screening with this error at least a couple times a day. Ive tried the card in multiple computers and it follows the card. I havent fully been able to figure out what is causing it... the video card seems to be rock solid...
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