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    The best case you've (probably) never seen: Chenbro RM41300-FS81

    I used the C14 back in the day
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    Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G eBay legit?

    Anyone know if this is legit? https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Ryzen-3-PRO-4350G-Renoir-4Core-8Thread-3-8GHz-7nm-DDR4-65W-CPU-Processor/353429472546?hash=item524a09c522:g:Q7MAAOSwaLxgVb3w
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    Can anyone recommend an external blu-ray player/burner?

    I would go with an internal drive and an external enclosure. That way you know exactly what drive you’re getting. LG or ASUS drive. I have had good luck with my Vantec enclosure.
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    Best CPU PassMark/$

    Thought this might be fun. Who can put together the highest CPU PassMark per dollar system? Has to be parts that are available, say at least 10+ available on eBay. We could include entire systems but for now, I’ll just start out with a CPU/motherboard combo copied from a recent LTT video...
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    3700x upgrade for 4K?

    currently RTX 2070 Super planned RTX 3080 32GB RAM 850 watt PSU NVME SSD
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    3700x upgrade for 4K?

    For a gaming only machine, would you upgrade from a 3700x to 5000 series? Would be at 4k resolution.
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    How long do you trust your PSU?

    My Corsair AX 850 from September 2010 is still running strong. Has been in almost continuous use for a decade albeit at probably 100 watt typical load at idle. Have thought about replacing it but hard to get rid of something that works.
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    Man, I miss power supply deals

    Shipping kills deal on those EVGA units, looks more expensive than new.
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    Man, I miss power supply deals

    Any recommendations for a 400-500 watt for file server?
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    What's y'all's read on the 12-pin PCIe rumor surrounding the 3080ti?

    I think it’s kinda cool. Not a big deal if they are including adapters. Plus all high end PSUs are modular so can probably get a special cable for it if you want super clean look.
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    How do I get Gigabyte RMA to respond?

    Shit....I’ve been buying gigabyte boards cause I thought they had good customer service
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    Smallest case with a 5.25” bay?

    Lol that case is enormous. I think bigger than my full ATX workstation.
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    U.2 adapter

    I went with the startech one. Works fine.
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    I have an old i3 2100 lying around. Looking for interesting uses for it.

    Pair it with a X9SCL and 16-32GB ECC RAM and you have a nice FreeNAS machine
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    Smallest case with a 5.25” bay?

    this is 8.2L will be hard to beat https://www.in-win.com/en/computer-chassis/bp-series/APAC
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    Smallest case with a 5.25” bay?

    Hot swap 4x2.5 drives
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    Smallest case with a 5.25” bay?

    Anyone know what the smallest case with a 5.25 inch bay is? Even cooler if you know a small case with 2 of them.
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    Broken LG 27UD58?

    Out of nowhere, my LG 27UD58 appears to have died. I get a flickering screen as soon as I turn it on regardless of input or even without anything connected. Sometimes I can get the on screen menu to come up but as soon as I close out of it, it's back to the flickering. Any ideas? I couldn't find...
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    FreeNAS storage reorganization and expansion plan

    I currently have the following system: SuperMicro X10SDV-4C-TLN2F 128GB DDR4 ECC RAM 9207-4i4e CSE 846 chassis BPN-SAS2-846EL1 backplane 2x80GB SSD mirror boot 24x8TB Chenbro RM31616 as JBOD RES2SV240 Storage is currently configured as follows: 2x 1 pool with 12x RAIDZ3 vdev Tank1 is using...
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    Hold out for 10900k, grab 10700, or just go with a discounted 9900K?

    10700K or 9900K whatever is cheaper
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    120 vs 140 AIO

    sold out everywhere last I checked
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    “Refurbished” SAS drives on eBay

    I know I know, refurbished hard drives?! But I was considering picking up a few of these for a 6-drive RAIDZ2. Usually HGST drives run for many years. Anyone have any experiences with these drives or similar? Easystore deals have been scarce lately. https://www.ebay.com/itm/224010990332
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    Linus Torvalds Switches To AMD Ryzen Threadripper After 15 Years Of Intel Systems

    I assume there will eventually be a Geforce driver cutoff point like LTSB and I don’t wanna have to deal with that. Also getting LTSC activated is more of a pain in the ass, even if you purchase a key, and is sort of a grey area if that’s legit. For a computer I plan to basically use like an...
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    Linus Torvalds Switches To AMD Ryzen Threadripper After 15 Years Of Intel Systems

    I have been using LTSC for about a year. Works fine for my workstation PC but I’m planning on regular W10 Pro for my gaming build.
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    Linus Torvalds Switches To AMD Ryzen Threadripper After 15 Years Of Intel Systems

    Why not LTSC? LTSB is limited to really old nvidia drivers.
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    Well, there's your problem... (wobbly external drives)

    https://www.acinfinity.com/component-cooling/component-usb-fans/multifan-mini-quiet-usb-cooling-fan-40mm/ I think these are pretty cool
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    Well, there's your problem... (wobbly external drives)

    Interesting. You may consider something like this. Gorilla Grip Heavy Duty Premium 24 x 14 Inch Wire Shelf Liners, Set of 3, Value Pack, Waterproof, Plastic Liner for Wired Metal Rack Shelving and Cabinets Shelves, Kitchen, Garage, Charcoal...
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    No excitement about intel's latest offering??

    I’m planning a 10th gen system. There are some nice improvements in the midrange imo. Better ITX boards and all CPUs have hyperthreading. Have a preorder in for the Gigabyte Z490 ITX and waiting on the 10600K to go on sale. My situation is somewhat less common, I’m taking the gaming GPU out...
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    Why did YOU choose AMD for your processor?

    AMD is the better value for sure but no need to exaggerate
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    Why did YOU choose AMD for your processor?

    I agree, and being one of those people bucking the bandwagon, I’ll share my reasons for building some recent new Intel systems. Main PC is a Xeon 2288G with 32GB ECC RAM. Not used for gaming, currently using the integrated GPU. The reasons I chose this over a Ryzen build were I wanted verified...
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    Advice on planned OCing/cooling

    Planning to finish the following system this weekend, do you guys think it is feasible? Case: Fractal Nano PSU: EVGA SFX with Silverstone bracket MB: Gigabyte Z390 CPU: 9600K RAM: 16GB b-die 3200MHz C14 GPU: MSI Ventus 2080 RTX OC I’m hoping for a 5.2GHz overclock on the CPU. For cooling I...
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    Suggestions - 2.1 Systems under $200

    Hard to go wrong with these
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    120 vs 140 AIO

    Are there even any 140mm AIO available?
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    X570 motherboard that allows you to disable individual SATA ports

    I have considered it but not interested in doing that at this time.
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    X570 motherboard that allows you to disable individual SATA ports

    Anyone know of ANY board that allows selective disabling of m.2 slots?
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    Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Processor $175

    Agreed. Intel really set themselves up for failure leaving out HT.
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    Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Processor $175

    I bought one but still on the fence about this vs a 3600. My main hang up with ryzen is the availability of ITX motherboards and the high prices of X570 ones especially. But man what an upgrade path. However for a secondary system that really just needs to be good at gaming I think the 9600K...
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    X570 motherboard that allows you to disable individual SATA ports

    Yes and that’s what I’ve been using but keeping a 5.25 bay severely limits your case selection especially for ITX
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    X570 motherboard that allows you to disable individual SATA ports

    BTW according to the manual the Asus B450 ITX Strix does offer it.
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