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    Asus TUF B550M Plus - SSD in Gen4 slot and card in PCIe 1 slot?

    Thank you mda. The wifi version of the Asus TUF B550m Plus is currently the same price as the non-wifi version on Amazon, so I just put my order in. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088VXTBWR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_REW6Fb5ZK0YSS
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    Asus TUF B550M Plus - SSD in Gen4 slot and card in PCIe 1 slot?

    Building a new system, this will be my first mobo with NVME SSD slots. I think I'll be using the Asus TUF Gaming B550M Plus (haven't decided yet wifi or no wifi). After some research and watching some youtube videos, it looks like I won't be able to use the full PCIe slot at the bottom of the...
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    So.....who's buying a 3070?

    I actually secured an Asus ROG STRIX 3070 from a Newegg combo deal on Friday evening. Then after doing some research I realized what a behemoth that card is and that it wouldn't fit in my case for a new system I'm building...not without some undesired modifications anyway. With regret I...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Thank you both!
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    What discord channel if you don't mind me asking? The channels I'm currently using didn't give me any notification at all.
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    [DEAD]Steam Autumn Sale 2020 has started! runs from November 25 to December 1, 2020 10AM PST

    Thanks for this! Thought about getting it from Steam and decided to wait. Picked it up from Greenman.
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    Asus TUF Gaming B550M-Plus question regarding M.2 sockets and PCIe sockets

    Thanks for the response, mda. This is helpful!
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    Asus TUF Gaming B550M-Plus question regarding M.2 sockets and PCIe sockets

    I'm looking at either the Asus TUF Gaming B550M-Plus or MSI MAG B550M Mortar motherboards for my next build, but I have a question regarding having 2 m.2 drives installed. The MSI board user manual says that if you have a m.2 drive installed in the second (PCIe 3.0) socket, it disables the...
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    Who's making moves to get ready for the new release of cards?

    I'm trying to be patient. I'm rocking my 2500K rig that was built in 2011. Only upgrades since then have been SSD's and 1 video card upgrade (GTX 670). I upgraded my monitor to a LG 27850GL back in May in anticipation of building a new system and then realized it was kind of a terrible time...
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    What would you go with for 1440p/144Hz PC Gaming and Xbox One gaming - 1 monitor

    I was in this boat about a month ago trying to decide between the Asus and the LG. After reading some reviews from people that have experience with both monitors, I decided to go with the LG. Fortunately, I caught it when it was available on Amazon. I've been using it for almost a month now...
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    New system build. Need advice.

    Ah, thanks for pointing out the second M.2 slot in the bottom right corner. I missed that. Also thanks for the confirmation I could use both the PCIe 2.0 slot along with the M.2 slot beside it and for noting the differences between the M.2 slots. I'm assuming there is no perceptible...
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    New system build. Need advice.

    This might be a stupid question but I want to clarify before making any decisions. As mentioned in my original post, I'll be re-using a Sound Blaster Z sound card. I'm assuming, looking at the layout of the ASRock board (B450M Pro4) that m.2 SSD's fit underneath any card that is plugged into...
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    New system build. Need advice.

    Thanks for putting all this information together, sinisterDei! I'll do some research based on what you provided and make some decisions. It's good to see that I'll be able to put a system together within my budget with no problem. I'll update this post with what I decide on. I'm not in a major...
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    New system build. Need advice.

    I have a LG 27GL850 on the way over the next week or so, as well as a Fractal Define Mini C. I'm looking for advice on the internal components to drive this monitor. I'm coming from a 2500k and a GTX670 I've been rocking for years on a Dell U2312HM. My budget is around $1500. Obviously the...
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    Micro ATX cases

    I hadn't thought of something like this. Appreciate it, olendorf!
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    Micro ATX cases

    I don't think it's the bandwidth that I'd be concerned with. It's the form factor for me. I'm thinking that C will eventually become the standard and if that's the case I'd like to have that connectivity available.
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    Micro ATX cases

    Let me ask this: if you were building a new system now that you expect to keep (at least the case) for 5 years, would having a USB-C port in the front be a priority? Maybe I'm getting hung up on that one feature needlessly.
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    Micro ATX cases

    Thanks for the suggestion, magnetik. My preference is more of the tower style, and I like that the 3 cases I mentioned are all geared toward sound dampening. I like the look of that Silverstone case though.
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    Micro ATX cases

    I'm looking to build a new system to replace my Sandy Bridge rig in the near future. I want to go smaller with this build and I think I've settled on a micro-atx case. There are 3 cases I like (I like simple and quiet) but none of them have a front USB C port. I plan to keep the system for a...
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    Windows 10 - Found Issues

    So far I'm enjoying Win10. I have noticed a rather annoying habit though and have not found a way to fix it. When I open File Explorer and Edge they always open in the same place...they don't remember their last location. I always like to have my browser open on my left monitor and File...
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    Arcade style/platformer games on Steam

    I'm looking for some good arcade style/platformer games (somewhat like the classic Mario games) for Steam. I'm trying to find some games that I can get my wife into (so I'd also like local co-op and controller support). The only games she seems to remember playing are the classic Mario games...
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    PC powers on - immediately shuts down

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll probably keep an eye out for deals on a replacement PSU. I saw Corsair now has a modular version of the CX430...would be nice for a HTPC with limited space.
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    PC powers on - immediately shuts down

    My HTPC (see sig) had shut down sometime yesterday. When I attempted to power it back on, it powered on for about a second and then immediately shut down. The power LED on the mobo is lit when the power cable is connected, so I know it's getting at least some power. I checked all cables and...
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    Been out of the game for 2 Years, Need suggestions!

    Skyrim release = 11/11/11
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    What is everyone playing now?

    Warlock: Master of the Arcane. Got it free from humble bundle. Been enjoying it so much that I picked up all the DLC and playing through again. I can't believe I hadn't picked this up before now, as a turn-based fan. Excellent game!
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    Steam Summer 2014 cards

    Nevermind. Found a trading forum on Steam and got it taken care of in no time.
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    Steam Summer 2014 cards

    So I wasn't aware that if you add funds to your Steam wallet it takes 1 week for it to be "approved" and during that 1 week you are unable to use the Steam Marketplace. I'm 3 cards away from completing the Summer card set. I'm hoping people will be willing to trade for the 3 I need. I need...
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    Game of Thrones Complete 3rd Season Blu-Ray, DVD, Dig - 29.99

    Season 2 is on sale for 29.99 today as well.
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    Game of Thrones Complete 3rd Season Blu-Ray, DVD, Dig - 29.99

    Picked this up. Had some Amazon credit to apply as well. Great deal for an awesome show! Thanks OP.
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    Razer Taipan Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse - 59.99 Amazon FS

    I am left handed, but I've always used a mouse with my right hand. It feels unnatural and awkward to use my left hand. What drew me to this mouse was the size and comfort and not an overwhelming number of buttons. I saw a Deathadder 2013 in store as well and liked it, but it's a bit larger...
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    Razer Taipan Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse - 59.99 Amazon FS

    Got my Taipan today. First thing I noticed was a frustrating lag that, after Googling, seems to be somewhat of a common problem. Someone posted a possible fix by adjusting some power settings in device manager for the USB root hubs. After I did that I haven't noticed the lag and everything...
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    Razer Taipan Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse - 59.99 Amazon FS

    Can't say anything for sure about a button to flip you 180, maybe it can be programmed that way? I checked it out in a Best Buy store and can say they it indeed is a very comfortable mouse. Mine should arrive tomorrow so I can say more about it in a couple days.
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    Samsung 840 EVO 250gb@$149.99 again

    Picked one up. Thanks OP!
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    Razer Taipan Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse - 59.99 Amazon FS

    Amazon has the Razer Taipan on sale for 59.99 with FS. http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Taipan-Ambidextrous-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B008BGXYBM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388322739&sr=8-2&keywords=razer+taipan I ordered one last night for 64.08, saw the lower price this morning, called Amazon and they credited...
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    Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX-Certified Speaker System $99.99 - Best Buy

    Not sure honestly. It's a 4.1 system.
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    Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX-Certified Speaker System $99.99 - Best Buy

    Picked mine up yesterday. Time to replace my 12+ year old Altec Lansings (the speakers I've had since my very first PC build). Can't wait to try them once I'm back home. Thanks OP!
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    Multiplayer gaming sucks

    I'm like the OP...can't get into MP games anymore. Played TF2 for a while, but then they added all that extra crap and it wasn't fun anymore. I enjoyed CoD-World at War for a while...found a couple tactical servers that seemed to keep a lot of the 12 year olds out. But really I haven't MP...
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    What do you want to see in a new Mass Effect title?

    This. Still haven't played ME3 because of Origin. Loved 1 and 2, but I'm still resisting Origin.
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    The Elder Scrolls Online

    Got my invite this morning. Can't wait to try it out!
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