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    Help with setup for HTPC -> Yamaha RX-V683BL 7.2 Receiver

    Does your TV have an eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) HDMI port on it? If so connect your receiver to that HDMI port and connect the PC directly to your TV. It looks like your receiver supports eARC through a firmware update (2.70). The eARC port supports full 7.1 audio and Dolby Atmos. If...
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    Are you going for reference Big Navi/RTX 3xxx or waiting for AIB offers?

    I'll probably go for the 3080 Ti Founders Edition card as soon as it drops. I currently have a 1080 Ti Founders Edition and it has been a great card.
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    Hold out for 10900k, grab 10700, or just go with a discounted 9900K?

    I went with a 10700k, but had the same dilemma as you. I see you already made a choice and can't blame you for the decision. There really isn't much difference between the two CPUs so I don't think you'll regret it. I'm sure you'll skip LGA1200 altogether.
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    Not sure why, but I can't PM you but i'm interested in your 1070.

    Not sure why, but I can't PM you but i'm interested in your 1070.
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    Madison Heights Microcenter has 10600K in stock (x6) $319.99 + tax SOLD OUT

    All I know is demand is pretty high for 10th gen unlocked chips. I'm sure they'll sell out quickly.
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    I actually have a 10900k on the way!

    Yeah I missed this one by like 5 seconds. Must have only had one in stock.
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    Madison Heights Microcenter has 10600K in stock (x6) $319.99 + tax SOLD OUT

    Madison Heights, MI (Detroit Metro) Microcenter has Intel i5 10600K in stock (x6) for $319.99. Edit: pretty sure these were gone the day after I posted this and are now OOS. Can lock thread.
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    I'm using a Razer Deathadder V2 mouse and CM Storm Novatouch keyboard (Topre)
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    Is there an app for setting custom screen resolution on Win 10?

    There is an option in the VNC Client I'm using (RealVNC Viewer 5.2.3) to scale the display to the window size. This should do what you're wanting. No custom resolution necessary.
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    No excitement about intel's latest offering??

    Completely agree here - I'm still on a 2600k (at 4.6Ghz, mind you) and it hasn't felt slow for the past 7 years I've had it.
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    RDP Application that saves all creds (except password)

    Try Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) it's a microsoft tool https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44989
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    Unable to reach one specific URL, from other locations URL is working fine

    I, personally, wouldn't host a private cloud outside of a private VPN. If you need to share this private cloud with family members - setup a VPN server / endpoint and give them a login to it so they will essentially be on your network. For one you can control DNS, IP addressing, etc. Keep them...
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    Zotac REFURB - 1060 3GB - $98, 1060 6GB - $119, AMP - $126 + Tax/Ship

    Yes, $180 is close to $160. I've seen a couple BF deals this week for $180-$190 after rebate. Granted taxes would be added to that depending on where you live, and you'd have to count on the rebate actually showing up, but when we're talking a $160 vs a $200 investment I think it's worth it to...
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    Zotac REFURB - 1060 3GB - $98, 1060 6GB - $119, AMP - $126 + Tax/Ship

    Taxes and Shipping and Handling killed this deal for me. That brings the total to close to $160 which is too close to retail price for a new card when they're on sale.
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    EVGA Geforce 2080 Ti XC Gaming + 1600W EVGA SuperNova PSU - $1129

    lol went OOS like 2 seconds after I went to the page
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    Best Buy: ryzen 2600 @ 159; 2600x=169 @ newegg

    Got a 2600X for $170 on Amazon earlier today. This is not a good price.
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    Upgrade advice for next 6 months

    So, a 5820K is better than what would be coming out in the next 6 months?
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    Upgrade advice for next 6 months

    Current system specs: i7 2600k @4.3-4.4ghz Gigabyte G1 980 Ti 16GB Corsair Vengeance low profile RAM Asus P8Z68-v Pro Gen3 mobo 960 GB M500 SSD The mobo / CPU / RAM are almost 5 years old. That's what I'll be upgrading unless I decide to get one of those fancy m2 SSDs. What should I upgrade...
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    Need New keyboard mech no budget..

    Are you sure you want Cherry MX blue? I'd recommend browns if you want some tactility. The noise will get annoying after a while, unless it's pleasing to you. I've never used a Das keyboard, but I hear they have had some QC issues of late. Some other brands to take a look at would be Ducky...
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    Fire TV (2015) vs NVidia Shield

    I haven't been able to get this to work. I bought an Nvidia shield with the additional remote and it seems to stop audio on one device when I plug the other in. How did you get it to work? In addition to all of your comments I'd like to add that Kodi can be installed on the Android TV...
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    Epic games?

    Any of the following would work: Skyrim, MGSV, The Witcher 3, or Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Depends on what type of game you like to play.
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    I beat Dishonored today, great game, does not warrant a sequel

    This is another title on my list to play that I started but haven't put much time into. I'll definitely have to get around to playing it now, but Metal Gear Solid V: TPP has my interest currently. Thanks for the write up / review.
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    How many old farts here stil play pc games?

    I'm just 37 here and I feel like the majority of people I play with are in their teens to mid-twenties. I played MMOs like Final Fantasy XIV and World of Warcraft for years on end and quit completely just recently. I play PC games exclusively, but my kids play console games mostly. I've been...
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    Best forum for C++ beginner?

    You need a project and a purpose. Start with modifying code projects already built and tweak them just to see how things work or simply study them to see how they were coded. Granted, a lot of it is going to be very confusing without a decent understanding of C++ basics. I'd recommend a college...
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    Cherry Realkey Technology will be featured in their new line of keyboards.

    They make it sound like Cherry has never made a keyboard before. They have and still make many keyboards. While this looks interesting, I don't think I'd pay over $200 for lower latency as I'm not an uber gamer. Clearly not marketed toward the average user.
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    500 Million ASUS Motherboards. The Celebration Starts at [H]. - Lucky Draw

    I have owned several Asus motherboards over the years. From back in the Celeron 300 sandwich days to my current Z68 based board (in need of upgrade please pick me!!). I've owned about a dozen Asus boards over the past 20 years, and they're my go-to brand for any new build.
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    Price is no object - Cherry MX Brown Tenkeyless, backlit

    If price is truly no object go with a custom Korean keyboard (KMAC, LZ, Duck, etc.) and a nice set of GMK/cherry doubleshots. You'd have to buy one second hand or buy a kit to put it together yourself, but they're arguably the best keyboard money can buy. If you're only interested in boards...
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    Leupold FC660C/EG Topre my thoughts so far.

    Leopold does make 87key Topre boards. The Realforce boards sold on Elitekeyboards site are manufactured by Leopold. I own a Topre Realforce 87uw (white/beige version) in the 55 gram uniform weighted model. It's by far my favorite keyboard, and I also own a Filco TKL (MX Brown), HHKB Pro 2 and a...
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    Post your Mouse and Keyboard pics

    My current keyboards: HHKB Pro 2 Dk grey with White/grey caps Realforce 87UW with lavender wasd CM QFR MX blue with white PBT aftermarket caps Filco MJ2 TKL w/ MX browns and WoB ABS doubleshots
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    Windows Server Monitoring software?

    Depends on how large the company is. There is the HP OpenView line of products: Network Node Manager i, and Operations Manager, and there is also OpNet, IBM's ITM suite, and many others. We use HP NNMi and Operations Manager for UNIX as well as a mix of OpNet for Application Performance...
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    Need a program to paste often used sentences..macro or something..any suggestions?

    Get the portable version of AHK. No "installation" necessary. Put it in your documents folder and place it in startup or launch it to use it when you need it. I'm all for using the tools you have at your disposal without having to install additional software, but I also believe in using the...
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    Windows 7 or 8

    Having recently switched to Windows 8, I'd recommend it. I was using Win 7 Pro x64 prior and I think it's a great improvement. I don't miss the Start menu at all. I rarely used it to begin with, but then again I use my desktop a lot (messy). Edit: There was one slight concern with GPU...
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    CM Storm Trigger vs. ???

    If you don't need the macro keys or don't use them then I'd suggest getting something like a Rosewill RK-9100 or Ducky Zero Shine (if you're into backlights). If you don't care about backlights then try for the Monoprice Mechanical Keyboard The backlit keyboards are a little more expensive...
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    Mechanical Keyboard Recommendation?

    That's pretty confusing how they're doing the YOTS keyboard ordering. Apparently they're not fulfilling pre-orders for it. It's first come first serve. I suppose that's only fair. I'm looking forward to the Ducky Shine 3 - I think I have narrowed it down to this keyboard for my next board...
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    Corsair Vengeance K70 Review

    Yeah, I hate gamer oriented cases. I like the Corsair obsidian and carbide line the best. Understated and simple but full of features.
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    Mechanical Keyboard Recommendation?

    Same, I'm using a QFR as my main keyboard currently, but I'm waiting for the Corsair Vengeance K70 with Blues to come out. There are so many other keyboards that are super nice though. The Ducky Year of the Snake and the Shine 3 look pretty sweet.
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    Setting up new home network from scratch

    I can understand that I suppose. To be honest, what you're doing sounds really fun. I wish I had the motivation to do it to my own house, but I don't. :/
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    Is iTunes still crap?

    +1 for foobar 2000. iTunes (for Windows) is the worst. For video it will either be XBMC/Plex or VLC.
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    Recommended resources for Linux novice?

    +1 to anything O'Reilly. Learning Linux is pretty good. I'm not sure what edition they're up to now, but even the first edition should be good enough to get your feet wet. If you REALLY want to learn it and immerse yourself try www.linuxfromscratch.org
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    Corsair Vengeance K70 Review

    I think the gunmetal grey looks pretty nice, but that's just me. I have black everything else as well. I'm still interested in getting the K70 with blues as I can't compromise on switch much. I want to give Browns a try, but I'm afraid I'll miss my clicky!!
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