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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    I was able to get a 3080fe from the Bestbuy drop today. Feels good to be able to turn off these damn notifications after weeks of being on edge.
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    Top 3/5 video cards 2010

    They changed their naming convention, the 6970 was the 5870 replacement. The 5970 was their dual GPU card prior. The 6970 was the single gpu replacement for the 5870 and the 6990 was the dual gpu replacement for the 5970. I don't know why Nvidia and AMD do this from time to time lol. (Hey we...
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    How to Acquire a NEW Generation Card Step by Step GUIDE!!

    I'm about to give up myself. I ended up getting premium snail monitor which is better than Stock Drops but still have been unable to score a card in the last 2 weeks. It sounds like my best chance was the every other Tuesday BestBuy drops, but that hasn't happened this week like it was supposed...
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    SMB Employee Monitoring Software

    activetrak https://activtrak.com/ I believe it's free for your first 3 users. It can be easily pushed out via GPO if needed and is very hard to spot unless you know what you are looking for. In my experience most small businesses don't bother. Just throw a decent firewall in and filter out...
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    Where do I buy a 5700xt nitro+??

    That's when there was just a general GPU shortage and not another crypto boom. My Microcenter has been sold out all week. 5700xt is one of the best bang for the buck mining cards right now.
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    Replace router and range extender with?

    If you want something easy just pickup a basic mesh system from you local big box. Google WIFI, Linksys Velop, Netgear Orbi, TP-Link Deco, etc. If you want something more robust look into the Ubiquiti offerings as bman mentioned. I typically install Ubiquity systems in businesses and the...
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    Site for Small business

    WordPress isn't [H] but it's the quickest way to get a professional looking site with minimal knowledge (short of real god awful offerings like wix). The free templates can look a bit generic, but there are plenty of affordable paid ones that can give you a very nice site that is super easy to...
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    Macrium Reflect Linux equivalent

    If you are using the paid version it should. I know for sure the paid versions of Acronis and AOMEI Backupper do.
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    New to Mining, looking for Tips/Advise

    My only advise as an early miner.... Store you coins locally and back them up. I lost my BTC when MTGOX went under... and then I lost more coins when BTC-e went under. Crypto makes me sick now between all the BTC I sold for dollars and all the coins that were stolen despite being on the largest...
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    Macrium Reflect Linux equivalent

    ahhh, now I understand. I thought you were cloning a linux box and trying to avoid Windows based tools. Yes, some software supports cloning from an active drive. I believe Samsung used to supply a branded Acronis software that does this if you bought their drives that included the transfer...
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    Oculus Quest 2

    Most people use it for playing PC games on the Quest wirelessly.
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    New to the 3D printer game.

    I'm a bit late to the party here, but also have an Ender 3 Pro - I use eSun PLA+ filament and have been very happy with it. 210 nozzle temp and 60-65 bed temp works best for me. 60 was working great but I had one large print bow up off the plate in a small section. I have not had this happen...
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    Macrium Reflect Linux equivalent

    Clonezilla works well. I'm not an avid linux user but have cloned several CentOS boxes with it without any trouble.
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    Is disk partitioning recommended prior to (or during) loading Win10 on new pc with one M2 1TB SSD?

    Technically true but you would have to have much bigger balls than me to try it lol. I would be using cmd to copy the partition I care about to an external or yanking the drive and backing it up in another PC before I try to reinstall Windows anyways. IMHO in this day and age multiple...
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    Is disk partitioning recommended prior to (or during) loading Win10 on new pc with one M2 1TB SSD?

    I'm with JustLong. If this is a fresh install just run the OS installer and select the drive. Windows will handle the rest. Home will be fine for what you are describing.
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    Doom 3 BFG edition question

    If you are referring to the locked cabinets and what not throughout the game, you have to looks for clues in the game. Mostly from reading PDAs IIRC.
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    The 970 is still a capable card? Heresy

    I have a few friends with 970s and they have no trouble playing anything at 1080p. Heck, one of them still runs a Phenom II X6 CPU too. It's incredible what some old hardware is capable of, or I guess how little 1080p gaming demands have advanced, depending on which way you look at it.
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    Where can find information on how cisco adopted to cloud computing?

    I think your concept is good. Unfortunately it being a good idea is irrelevant if you can't find enough data. A decent research paper is going to need facts, statistics, metrics, quotes, etc. If you've been working on this for two weeks, and don't have a mountain of data to condense into an...
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    i7-9700k $269

    The 9700K gained 2 cores over the 8700k to better compete with Ryzen 2. They had to cut hyperthreading as to not cannibalize their i9-9900k sales. If you're using the CPU for gaming it shouldn't matter much, if at all.
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    i7-9700k $269

    May be a location specific policy or something. The MI- Madison Heights location shows an open box 10900x and 2990WX right now.
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    Where can find information on how cisco adopted to cloud computing?

    It's not a waste of time if you can gather all the necessary information on another company faster than you can complete your Cisco research. At this point gathering the amount of data needed on Cisco does not look feasible. All the big cloud providers have a portfolio of success stories right...
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    My tip to new players would be don't get bogged down by everything you can do, overthink builds, etc. I wish I knew how quick skill points would come when I spent all night just staring at skills \ stats and trying to decide the best build direction. Then I was getting hung up on perfectly...
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    i7-9700k $269

    These are also still $199 at microcenter for anyone that has one local. https://www.microcenter.com/product/512484/intel-core-i7-9700k-coffee-lake-36ghz-eight-core-lga-1151-boxed-processor
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    NEWS: During an internal Q&A with CD Projekt management on Thursday, frustrated Cyberpunk developers asked blunt questions about the game's rocky....

    IMHO stock would have dropped anyways and this is a poor excuse to try to recoup some loses caused by poor investment. Look at the unearned steady rise in value over the last two years, despite not releasing anything new. It was clearly all speculative. In the end it's just a game. A game I am...
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    Lawmakers Asking Whether Cyberattack Is Act of War

    The problem is you don't get out of WWIII without a nuke being deployed. I don't doubt for a second China or Russia would opt for mutual destruction over an outright defeat by the US, not at the government level at least. (Assuming the US could even get that far.)
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    Upgrade current laptop or buy new for older parents?

    An SSD and ram will probably be fine assuming the laptop isn't overheating or any other age related problems. I have several 1.something ghz pentium laptops around the house and the fam loves them. They assume they are some high end fancy things when in reality they are were just unusably slow...
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    Where is this urgency for new GPUs coming from?

    I think it's a combination of: -GPUs being more complicated, and resource intensive to manufacturer than ever. -PC gaming being more popular than ever -A dash of pandemic with everyone stuck at home -A pinch of scalping being within the ability of anyone with google and free time. Those powers...
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    Water cooling noob takes on ITX custom loop

    I would try swapping your rad fans to be intakes and make the front fan an exhaust before anything else. How bad are your temps exactly, are you experiencing throttling? A custom loop may get your temps down a few degrees but it isn't going to work wonders. In my experience high end rads...
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    anyone experience BSOD after you install a SSD heatsink on your M.2 SSD?

    Welcome to the age of LTT and the Verge's infamous $2000 PC. Any idiot with a screwdriver can be a tech expert now. I don't put much stock into user reviews outside of the avg rating.
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    GPU Overclock on boot?

    A few ideas if you didn't like the GPU bios flash one. 1. You could try using task scheduler to make a task that launches afterburner on startup. Under security options you should be able to specify to use the admin account to launch it. 2. You can try installing it as a service using...
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    GPU Overclock on boot?

    I have only done it with AMD GPUs but you should be able to copy the cards bios, modify it with the appropriate clocks, and then reflash.
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    So, My RX580 basically died....would i be stupid to get....

    I was just going to post this. 970, 290, 290x, 390, etc. will all get you close enough to 580 performance to make do. I saw a few reasonably priced in the FS section earlier today.
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    Who owns 1 of those DOF reality chair?

    1. Watch the video, he goes inverted numerous times. It looks like the chair just keeps moving as it would if you were upside down. Most decent size arcades have a similar setup you could try if you have any around you. I think even Dave and Busters has them with star wars games to boot. 2...
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    Anyone seen the ASUS 3090s with the EK block pre installed in the wild?

    Being an ultra high end product I wouldn't be surprised if they have just been postponed until the ti's get here.
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    Trouble getting hardware from Newegg

    No issues here. We just ordered and received parts for 4 full builds (including cases) and everything came just fine. (surprising quick actually, much faster than amazon is these days.) The shipping labels say City of Industry which I think is their main location. Maybe your items are coming...
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    Conventional wisdom: Need 4k+ monitors to make use of the RTX3080/90 or RX6800 series?

    I'm in the same boat and just consider myself lucky. My 1080ti has no problem still playing everything great at 1440p 60hz. At the rate games are progressing I won't need a new GPU for another 5 years. I tried it on a friend's rig and couldn't tell a difference. The funny thing is despite...
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    Oldest Macbook pro that can take current release OS?

    Maybe help her find a job or a second job as your gift then LMAO. Sounds like a good old case of beggars can't be choosers. If you buy her a barely supported 2014 15" MBP it will still cost you ~$600 for a decent condition one. Then you have to deal with the fact that it probably will lose...
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    Soo basically 3060s are coming out yet people can't even buy what they released Sept 17th?

    Did they not have an option to order for instore pickup? I never drive out to Microcenter without placing my order online fist. Otherwise I have to listen to sales people, which is the worst....
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    A dual gpu PS5 could be coming soonish? Already? >_>

    Odd choice given dual GPU on PC is pretty much dead and new consoles are just PCs. I'm not sure how they are going to handle developer implementation. Most don't bother anymore, and I doubt they would be thrilled if Sony mandates it. (Granted that might bring back dual GPU PC gaming, which is...
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    GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Review Roundup

    🙄 Even then the 1060 was only $249 and the 2060 $299 It doesn't really change my point at all. I've been around long enough to not say PC gaming is dying, but these prices are certainly becoming quite the barrier to entry. I guess it's a good thing for many users 1080p gpu requirements have...
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