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    RTX 30 Laptops

    Wow that Asus checks all the right boxes. If I had to nitpick, why not have a full SD card slot? I would totally get if I didn’t have an Acer Predator Triton 500 2080-MQ from two years ago that’s still going strong but definitely could use something higher than 1080p if the GPU can handle it. I...
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    New construction home, looking for ideas for my little MDF. Should I fix how these cables that are coming out of the wall?

    Gotcha, so get a recessed flanged box. I believe I can do that on my own if I'm careful drywall knife. My other option was to make a hole with a grommet but I like the box idea better.
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    New construction home, looking for ideas for my little MDF. Should I fix how these cables that are coming out of the wall?

    So my new construction home is nearly complete, I have asked the electrician to instead of doing the standard terminate all low voltage wiring into a structured media cabinet in a coat closet somewhere, have it all go into a nook in the garage where I will punched them down into a patch panel...
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    So.. we queued for the same card on the same day, but I got mine almost two months later because I did it 13.5 hours after you. Crazy.
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    Ordered this on 12/3/20, kind of amazed people have been on the queue since September and still haven't gotten it and I've had my card for 1.5 months now.
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    (Rumor) RTX 3080 ti releasing between February 11th.and 17th

    I'm okay with that, waited 3 months into the 3080 queue before I could buy one. At least this time around I'll still have a decent card to use, not that the 1080 Ti wasn't cutting it though.
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    (Rumor) RTX 3080 ti releasing between February 11th.and 17th

    Got my 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming at the beginning of the December, hopefully the Ti comes out soon enough so I can start a EVGA Step-up.
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    HDMI 2.1 cables

    Electrically, that's not a HDMI 2.1 source and you can only get the maximum bandwidth of DP 1.4 which is about 32 Gbps. A far cry from the C9's 48 Gbps inputs. Not taking anything from those cables, they do look like a mighty fine cable.
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    HDMI 2.1 cables

    If I may ask, what HDMI 2.1 source are you using those with?
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    What happened to all the video cards with amazing artwork on them?

    The demographics for PC gamers have changed a lot since then as well. By average, gamers have become younger, not as male dominant (but still is), and a lot more competitive so marketing have now focused on these younger groups. Strangely, millennials are considered well over the hill in the...
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    Dell - 32" LED Curved QHD FreeSync 165Hz $379.99

    If you want to display HDR the way it was meant to be displayed especially if you are video editing in HDR: https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/ProArt-PA32UCX/ But prepare to fork over $4k for it. Its not displaying true HDR if the screen can't achieve at least 1000 nits of brightness. 400 nits is...
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    My first graphics card was a S3 Trio? Next card was a Diamond Viper V330, it was a meh card (Riva 128) but I felt some big things were coming from this little fledging local company called Nvidia but unfortunately i was too young to buy stock. Ended up pairing it with a Voodoo 2 12MB which was a...
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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    Receiving a UDM-Pro and FlexHD AP tomorrow to replace a been solid so far ER-X and Netgear R7000 setup as an AP. Not really a practical upgrade but I already have rack mountable switches along with some 10G gear with my FreeNAS and ESXi towers that I think it's time to throw everything into a...
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    ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti $999.99

    That's how it is and always will be, the most expensive tier hardly if ever provides the best value. Performance is not proportional with cost. You can argue Nvidia's pricing all you want, but they have teams of people who analyze the market and decide how much to sell a given product to earn...
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    Netgear R7000 going bad?

    I had issues with my R7000 before (random restarts, sketchy WiFi). Downgraded the firmware and it's rock solid again.
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    Dang... thinking about getting one of these for my ESXi server, will it support it? As if my memory bottleneck could get any worse.
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    Best cheap PCI-e/USB Wireless Adapter for gaming?

    I recommend a PCIE card with some kind of Intel card/chip. There are cards out there with a slot that allows you to plug in WiFi cards designed for laptops of your choosing.
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    Looking to go to 10gb at home; should I do multi-gig switch?

    Fiber is nice if every device has SFP+ ports which isn’t the case in the consumer world. I would stick to 1/10G-baseT for the home devices. I would save the fiber for switch uplinks, server stuff ( Twinax for sub-7m Connections is nice too), although you can run fiber to a desktop if you have a...
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    HOT: Samsung 2018 55" "BFGD" 120hz @ 1440p with HDR CHEAP @ 799.99 or, Open Box $679 Best Buy ht

    Cool, I already have the C9, although there is some concern for burn-in, I think it should be okay for a couple years. I think it should be stated TVs won't have the actual G-Sync hardware. I also feel this may also be the VRR standard going forward, especially if HDMI takes over for everything.
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    HOT: Samsung 2018 55" "BFGD" 120hz @ 1440p with HDR CHEAP @ 799.99 or, Open Box $679 Best Buy ht

    Will a G-sync HDMI 2.1 TV ever exist? While 2.1 TVs will support VRR, I don't believe it will be the G-Sync kind. It's more like Nvidia deciding to accept other VRR technologies through the the HDMI port. Display Port needs to die already.
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    Looking to rebuild audio system, seeking advice

    Just be careful with your budget and because in the end you might be spending way more than you were expecting as the hole can get pretty deep. Also take advantage of manufacturers that offer free auditions. Not to be a SVS shill but they do offer a free 45 day in-home trial, probably to make up...
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    16-port Webmanaged Switch with 2 SFP Open Box $52 shipped

    10g is actually affordable now on the cheap end with the Mikrotik stuff and TwinAx cables. The other 10g stuff is simply too unwieldy for the home user (loud and power hungry). Look up crs305-1g-4s+in and the switch linked above. That's what I run with my ESX servers and NAS. Works great for...
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    16-port Webmanaged Switch with 2 SFP Open Box $52 shipped

    It's an okay deal, would've been nice if it had SFP+ rather than just SFP. Use case for those SFP ports is to make a aggregated fiber uplink, as long as you don't mind the gig speeds.
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    HOT: 32GB ( 2 x 16 ) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3000mhz $179 Newegg 2 Days Only

    But that's not Samsung B Die. CL14 3200 mhz has a lot more OC headroom than CL16 3000 mhz as well.
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    HOT: 32GB ( 2 x 16 ) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3000mhz $179 Newegg 2 Days Only

    Are those timings good for 16GB DIMMs? CL16 tells me it isn't Samsung B die and could also explain the issues it could be having with AMD. I just spent over 400 bucks for 32GB (4x8) for Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3200 mhz CL14, so the price difference does hurt a bit.
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    Intel Core i9-9900k $488 at Frys

    Do you guys not understand what RCP is? Straight from their Ark site: "Recommended Customer Price (RCP) is pricing guidance only for Intel products. Prices are for direct Intel customers, typically represent 1,000-unit purchase quantities, and are subject to change without notice. Prices may...
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    Intel Core i9-9900k $488 at Frys

    MSRP is 529... straight from Intel’s site: 488 is the bulk pricing (lot of 1000 units), basically the price retailers buy them for. Fry’s price went up to 499 now.
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    Intel Core i9-9900k $488 at Frys

    That sounds like the OEM tray price. It’s been pretty much $530-540 everywhere for the boxed version since it came out.
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    KILLER DEALS ON EVGA PSU'S

    Looking at the 1600w specs...can it seriously pull 17 amps from the wall? Thats enough to trip a typical home circuit breaker on its own. And the C20 plug.... Guess I should have an electrician run a 20A circuit going to a single 5–20R receptacle just for this to be kosher. Although I doubt I...
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    Amazon Announces New Headquarters in Virginia and New York

    High tech talent has always leaned on the more progressive side, so naturally AMZN just chose the locations with large progressive talent pools with the suburban "quality" of life (better for families than big cities). Basically the east coast versions of the greater Seattle area and Silicon...
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    Gran Turismo Sport

    Now you’re just arguing semantics from Kaz’s bible. My point was, the game will be different than previous games. It’s a contrast to the hypothetical GT7 if it continued down that path, that’s it.
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    Gran Turismo Sport

    Yup, this game is a spin-off of the mainline GT series. It is not GT7 which some people were somehow still expecting. It may hurt the casual gamer who just wants to collect and upgrade cars but instead it's aimed at the competitive racer. There's definitely room for additions and DLC and the...
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    Where can I get a Blu-ray player that will work for more than a year?

    Another alternative is the Sony UBP-X800 which you can sometimes find for 200 bucks. Yeah its a 4k UHD player just like the Xbox One S but it outputs a much better picture quality that may or may not matter to you but if you got a recent 4k HDR screen, it may be the ticket. It can output RGB...
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    Gran Turismo Sport

    I'm on the fence with the two "flagship" steering wheels. I would like to get the CSL Elite but it doesn't have native support yet but I heard people got it to work in "compatibility mode" and with a bit of tuning. I'm going for the best Gran Turismo experience so perhaps the T-GT is ticket with...
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    Prime Day Starts TODAY - 7/10/17

    Welp, Prime day breaking single day sales records against Black Friday AND the most Prime sign ups in a single day (even though most of them are probably trials), stock climbs 12 bucks a share the day after. Well done Amazon.
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    OpenVPN All Internet, not LAN

    You just need to enable/configure a split tunnel which is pretty simple. You can make a static route on your client so it goes to your regular gateway when trying to reach a certain IP in your network. Just Google "OpenVPN split tunnel".
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    $1 USB-C (male) to Micro USB Adapter (female)

    I agree... I think its cheap for a very good reason.
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    Connecting rj45 cables

    Hmm... your dark font color is not playing nice with the default [H] theme. Anyways.... if you look at the typical 568B pin out it would be like this (it would be 568A if orange and green were swapped): 1 Data (TX +) = Orange w/stripe 2 Data (TX -) = Orange 3 Data (RX +) = Green w/stripe 4...
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    Amazon Playstation Pro $339.00

    Certain games give you the option of selecting higher frame rate over higher res. The patched Infamous games are one of them. It's really up to the developers on how they want to utilize the extra performance. Sony also feels 4k streaming is the future over UHD Blu-ray which is funny since they...
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