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    Anyone else love their old case?

    Weak sauce! (Or whatever the kids say these days). I have two SuperMicro SC760 tower cases in service. I had a side business and built some PCs in them for a couple of friends back in 1999 if I recall. They got recycled back to me in the early 2000s. I have run half a dozen systems through...
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    MOVE TO OVERCLOCKING PLEASE. Underclock or under volt 9600k?

    This should be in overclocking. Sorry! I am not a big overclocking guru by any stretch of the imagination (I think most BIOSes have an "auto" option that I may check from time to time) but I definitely have never lowered clocks or voltages before. Having zero experience, I figured I would...
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    Hot Corsair SF600 Gold $94.99 @ amazon

    Still on sale at Newegg. Some of those reviews make me skeptical but it's a pretty decent deal at less than $100. I may plug it into an old athlon system and let it run a few days to make sure it doesn't crap out/start a fire.
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    I7-9700k and I9-9900k $100 off at Best Buy

    Bought an i5-9600k last week when the 9700k was 250 at microcenter. I would have done the 9700k for 220. Dammit! Time to check return policies.
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    Any first hand opinions on nr200 vs ncase M1 ?

    How else can you show off all your RGB bling?!?
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    Any first hand opinions on nr200 vs ncase M1 ?

    Amazon has the NR200P for $99 with Free shipping. Where are you that it is the same price as an Ncase M1 (which is $200+ if you can find them)?
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    Woot: 3D Printer SainSmart Ender 3 Pro - $180 and Creality CR-10 V2 $390.

    Woot! has the E3 Pro at $179.99 today. It's a really good price point if you don't own a 3D printer. If you need bigger, the CR-10 V2 is a good choice too.
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    Ideas wanted - Lian Li PC-V358

    I was going tobhave the holes filled and get it painted but was told it would be pretty pricey. So I broke out the jig saw and took care of it. Far for perfect, but serviceable. I will get some stripping to put around the edge and then I am going to use the remaining holes for standoffs so I...
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    Yacht Odyssey case

    Microcenter clearanced these a year and a half or two years ago for like $50. Good luck finding one.
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    Why don't PC cases have 5.25" external drive bays anymore?

    Doesn't that require the craprastic hotel wifi?
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    Repurposed Corona cooler

    That's is really *cool* (sorry)! I am thinking a custom loop with beer colored fluid and some other beer color/themes would be unbelievable. Use some edge protectors to clean up the holes in the cooler to clean up some of the cuts, go custom loop with hard tubing and that would be freaking...
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    Why don't PC cases have 5.25" external drive bays anymore?

    This. Blu-ray movies ripped in full, stored in the NAS and watched through streaming software. No broadband required. The real value of the rip for me has been easily bringing a small library of 50-60 movies on an external USB drive along with a Roku while traveling so we have content to...
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    Ideas wanted - Lian Li PC-V358

    I have an old Lian Li mATX cube case that I am thinking about dusting off and putting to use again. I had it running an ESXi server with an ITX industrial motherboard but I moved that to another case so this has been sitting around. I bought it second-hand and apparently it had been used in...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    We will need a new thread when the cards people are returning end up as refurbs/ b-stock. I imagibe there will be 3080s available for $400-450 when that time comes. If they/we are lucky NVIDIA will fix it before cards flood back for return. We thought used 2080 cards got a kick in the nuts...
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    RTX 2070 or should I upgrade - going under water

    Thanks all. It's good to see my thought process laid before me by others. I really appreciate the help. I can wait indefinitely really but I do like the idea of getting the GPU a little cooler since I am sucking in Threadripper 2950x heat into the case (with the rear exhaust fan pulling most...
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    New to WC, what do I need?

    I was going to do quick connects but the price started to get pretty high so I backed down. The drain valve was the compromise.
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    RTX 2070 or should I upgrade - going under water

    I want to add my GPU to my water loop but I am not sure if the effort and cost are worth it. I am running an MSI Ventus 2070 right now and performance is fine for my setup. However, the water block is $120+ but I am not sure if it's worth the effort and cost considering it is now a couple of...
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    Removing sharpie form PETG?

    I used a sharpie to mark some bends on my tubing when I assembled this a few months ago (I may have been drinking and overly confident). Having read several articles, I was confident I could remove the sharpie with a dry-erase marker, more sharpie, acetone, or magic eraser. I was wrong. I...
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    New to WC, what do I need?

    I had not even gotten to figuring out when to change fluid. I'm a few months in and I have been putting off adding the GPU until I did some sort of coolant "maintenance" and upgraded my video card. If it lasts years, I better rethink than strategy and just do it when it's convenient. Time to...
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    Adding SSD to new laptop

    I ran Ubuntu from an m.sata drive and Windows from an SSD. If you isntall side-by-side, a small problem with an update in Windows can cause issues and if GRUB gets messed up, casual linux users are hosed. Pick a drive from the boot menu and it is all safe and separate with no need to install a...
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    Windows 95. Seriously

    I like the Palm Pilot on the shelf above the PC too. Good luck getting that working and synced.
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    Air vs Water Cooling Noise

    I have a D5 pump and 5x120 mm LianLi fans. On idle, its barely noticable in a quiet office. When gaming, the fan from the air cooled 2070 overwhelms those fans. This is definitely quieter than my 4930k which was cooled by a Noctua 120mm fan/heatsink combo.
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    Epic Mega Sale ends June 11th

    Thanks! Grabbed GTAV and got it installed. Haven't played GTA since San Andreas.
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    I think I am going to cry

    On topic: Microcenter in Westmont, IL has a few x570 boards. There aren't 10+ of all of them,but stock seems solid. I don't think that there is a national shortage of them that would result in over-inflated prices but it seems a little light. They are even doing the bundles with CPUs still...
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    New to WC, what do I need?

    The big exception for WC a CPU only is a Threadripper. They almost require WC. Also, there are NO reliable All In One coolers for Threadripper that are made the right way. I had previously used an AIO on a few i& generations that I owned. I did just the CPU on my system and it's fine but I...
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    New case suggestions

    Also, condolences on being a Bears fan (at least that's what it looks like to a fellow in shared misery).
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    New case suggestions

    Scoobert, what's the HDD back plane like in that case? I am running 4x4 TB HDDs and 4 SSDs in my Corsair 760T. That XL seems to have much better cable management (the 760T just jams them into a very narrow space behind the side panel.
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    12 quarts mobil 1 synthetic, various grades $30, ymmv, instore.

    Typically, medication has an expiration date based on the half-life of the chemicals that provide the desired effects of the medication. At the expiration date, that medication COULD only be 50-80% as effective. If you knew how the manufacturer determined the expiration date, you could dose...
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    Sealed / Boxed (Never Opened) XGI Volari Duo V8 Ultra

    The shipping box is made from elf hair and the air in the bubble packs is actually unicorn farts. Congrats on finding another. Did they ever use any better capacitors on these during the manufacturing runs?
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    what is this display at 5:23 of this video?

    Well said Ryan. That tech radar article is basically saying you can run a remote system monitoring application on your android phone. You can then mount that phone someplace to display the information from your system without giving up space for that information on your main monitor. It's an...
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    Not to sure were to post this, extortion email.

    We see these all the time. It is basically an auto-generated email that uses (as Atheist suggested) the email/password combos from whatever lists are available from recent breaches. They hope to get lucky since people are dumb and recycle the same account names (emails) and passwords across so...
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    what is this display at 5:23 of this video?

    The linked follow-up video shows that what he used has better resolution than the Newegg one and it looked to be less than $80. Watch the video and you can see his screenshot of the item on aliexpress/alibaba.
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    what is this display at 5:23 of this video?

    Oh, and that case is hideously large. When the video started, I missed the case and saw him filling in what turned out to be the slide-in tray assembly and I though "Okay, that's an interesting open air case but it looks efficient." Then he slid into that monstrosity. In the follow-up video...
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    what is this display at 5:23 of this video?

    The cheap way to do it: Old android phone Remote system monitoring Double-sided tape (or something more elegant if you are so inclined) https://www.techradar.com/news/an-old-android-phone-can-be-used-as-a-system-monitor-to-show-how-hard-your-gaming-pc-is-working After watching the original...
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    SATA Express to SAS SFF-8482 Cable... and questions of use

    With the x99 platform, you should be checking how your PCI-e lanes are shared. You can drastically educe your expected throughput if you are sharing an NVMe card/adapter in a PCIe slot with your GPU. Remember that an NVMe is a PCIe 4x device for your system and you likely can bifurcae 4 of...
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    Looking For Ideas On Server Software Architecture

    Proxmox seems Interesting and I may play around with it. I had just built a Linux (Mint) machine to be able to use KVM since I already have a full ESXi server in the basement. Unfortunately, I am horrible with Linux and abandoned using KVM pretty quickly for what I needed and went with Hyper-V...
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    Secure Erase WD NVMe SSD?

    Thanks for the enlightenment. This may really cut down on the grind of wiping SSDs.
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    Secure Erase WD NVMe SSD?

    How long does this take compared to using something like the dd command in Linux? I have just been booting to a Linux USB and running dd with the input file set to random and then doing 3 passes. It takes quite a bit of time (hours for an SSD) but I know it's wiped. If I could drop a drive on...
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    Samsung Evo 840 not recognized in BIOS but USB is fine

    I have had this a long time (and it would be one of my contenders for my oldest SSDs in that other thread) and it finally crapped out - sort of. It was in use in a kids PC and stopped booting. It is not recognized int he BIOS at all. I tried it in 3 PCs (2 different x79s and 1 x399 mobo) and...
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    PCI-e voltage on Gigabyte X399

    I am trying to find how to bump up the voltage on my Gigabyte Aurora X399 Xtreme. I have an HBA that drops out intermittently if I don;t have the extra PCI-e power plugged into the motherboard. I would rather not do this if I can bump up voltage on the slot itself. I recall seeing a few...
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