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    What is your backup GPU?

    Big chief tablet and some crayons and a double dose of magic mushrooms
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    Humble Heal COVID-19 Bundle (PC Digital Download) $20 (stolen from slickdeals)

    So many of those have been free already or included in other bundles. But if you don't have them, sure. Brutal Legend is good, Titan Quest is a generic Diablo clone... I'm not really into Bioshock or Saints Row but some people like them. So there is def $20 of value there, just sayin' to...
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    My GTX 1080 has died

    Is a paid repair from MSI even an option I wonder? Even a 1080 non-ti is still probably worth 3 or 4 hundred in this market. A $100-200 repair bill still puts it in the plus column.
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    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING

    Wow I am shocked you got it back at all much less in one piece and functional. Ebay is just chock full of nuts. I once sold a monitor on ebay, buyer said it didn't work (bullshit) and demanded refund, I made them ship it back to me and it was a totally different monitor and it was jacked up...
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    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING

    Hey OP you could have sold that in a red hot minute on FS/FT and skipped the 15% ebay fees and all the other ebay BS And you can pry my 1080ti out of my cold, dead hands. Until one can actually walk into a store and buy a 3080ti for MSRP... you know like the olden days.
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    What is your backup GPU?

    S3 Virge 4mb PCI 😎 Seriously though, I think I have a GT630 laying around somewhere. Worthless for games but I could get a desktop at least if my beloved 1080ti ever croaked. Or a laptop.
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    Various Star Wars games on sale on Steam, GoG, Microsoft Store, Epic

    Fallen Order gets lots of love in reviews and forums, but personally I didn't love it. Sure it looks good, but it plays like Sekiro or a Souls type game. IE - timing of parry, dodge, block is CRUCIAL and I found it frustrating. If you just go in lightsaber swinging you won't last long. Tons...
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    Various Star Wars games on sale on Steam, GoG, Microsoft Store, Epic

    Me too, and I suspect for many people. I worked retail when that came out and we sold a fck ton of it, had a PC with the $400 "multimedia package" (ie - cd-rom and a sound card) running on a loop. It looked ok for 1993 or whenever, but the gameplay was terrible. Contols were awful. The 2nd...
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    My cap fell off!

    The cap is right next to the ALC audio chip... so I say fire it up and turn off the onboard sound and see what happens. Surely you are doing sound via an hdmi output video card? if not... usb sound card for $10? or just buy a new mobo + cpu for $100 AM2+... what are you running, a Phenom 2...
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    GameStop to Sell PC Hardware

    Yeah they had too many stores. When I was in Lubbock I think there 5 stores.... for those who haven't been to Lubbock, you can drive from one end of the town to the other in like 15 minutes (or at least you could in 1992). Too many stores were just cannibalizing each other's sales. And some...
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    GameStop to Sell PC Hardware

    I think Gamestop selling PC parts and gaming related things is a good move. It won't be enough to save them by itself, but it cannot hurt to have more places to buy PC hardware. Not everyone has a local Microcenter, but Gamestops are in just about every major city. Stop the comparisons to...
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    Clean up and retrofit my 2012 full-tower case with USB-C or get a new mid-tower case?

    Oh I doubt it is that powerful. Basically a camping hair dryer type blower minus the heat
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    Clean up and retrofit my 2012 full-tower case with USB-C or get a new mid-tower case?

    Hmmm. I have a Coleman AC powered air pump that puts out a ton of air for mattresses, floats, etc. If I could find some kind of adapter to make the nozzle smaller (the smallest of 2 on it now is sized for rafts etc) I could probably use that. Something better than a straw and duct tape anyway :)
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    Clean up and retrofit my 2012 full-tower case with USB-C or get a new mid-tower case?

    All true. I thought about buying one of the little $50 harbor freight pancake compressors, but am afraid of moisture, not sure if safe for computers.
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    3DFX Voodoo 5 5500 AGP - 2 options, full box

    What bad boy?
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    Clean up and retrofit my 2012 full-tower case with USB-C or get a new mid-tower case?

    Leaf blower? LOL When I have to clean out long neglected cases, I try to remove fans if possible and pull out everything I can (drives, PSU etc). Big furballs can be vac'd out. I also use a washrag slightly damp with rubbing alcohol to rub down the big surfaces. I try to do as much as I can...
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    Richard Garriott makes deepest dive

    Celebrate Lord British's greatness with a free game of Ultima 1,2, or 3. https://classicreload.com/ultima.html I used play the balls out of Ultima 3 on my C64. Those were the days. Looking at it now... makes me happy and sad at same time.
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    Nvidia’s new beta driver unlocks RTX 3060 Ethereum cryptocurrency mining

    Was only a matter of time someone worked around it, but who woulda thought NV would do it to themselves? or someone on the driver team is being cheeky?
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    [DEAD] Costco: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Speakers $90 w/ FS

    Damn for $50 I would pick up another pair just to have a spare. What store / zipcode was that from?
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    GameStop Stock keeps going up no end in sight

    Yeah maybe at 45 I might have bought a couple but it shot up to 70 right out of the gate. I think after the new stonk smell wears off it will wind up around 30-40.
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    Craigslist finds

    LOL it's not the turds its the ammonia in the cat pee. Some people can not smell it. We had a friend over to cat-sit for us for a week while on a cruise. Got back home, walked in the door and all I could smell was cat piss. My male cat had a urine blockage and he was pissing everywhere...
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    Craigslist finds

    Man I like cats but SIXTEEN? Can you imagine what that place smells like..... I hate cleaning 2 litter boxes, cannot imagine doing 16. Assuming they are all good with boxes, some cats just go anywhere. I've had a couple like that
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    Fry's Electronics permanently closing Feb 24, 2021

    Bingo. You couldn't get anyone to help you with anything. You better know EXACTLY what you wanted and where it was in the store. I will miss the computer parts, but Micro Center already filled that void for me years ago.
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    Linux distro for AMD socket 939

    Which Opteron? You said s939 so like an Opty 144? I think that one was 64 bit. Regardless, give it a try it will either work or not. OTOH... ancient CPUs so don't expect much. Kinda sounds like you're missing a driver tho
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    Unfinished 6ft Butcher Block countertop/desk top slab $120 (Home Depot, YMMV)

    I used those as well to make my own L desk. Works great
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    3DFX Voodoo 5 5500 AGP - 2 options, full box

    I had one of these. I sold it in a rage right after 3dfx announced they were done and being acquired by Nvidia. I went out and bought a Geforce 2. I probably should have kept it, but I was pissed. That was a lot of $$ for me back then and I didn't want to get stuck with a card and no driver...
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    Man swallows earbuds while sleeping

    I would say use corded headphones but you know, Apple had the courage and all that. Those flat speakers for bedtime are probably not a bad idea but I assume they sound meh. This is like the opposite of being a kid and going to bed with gum and waking up with it in your hair. How did this guy...
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    Pros and Cons of High capacity HDD drives? 12TB+

    I don't know that I would go out of my way to buy extra huge drives that you might not utilize. Factor in whatever you think you need/want size wise, then double it. Then buy 2 of them so you can mirror them. 2 x 3.5 drive bays. If you don't have 2 3.5 bays open, you can always get a huge...
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    Current state of PhysX? Is it well and truly dead?

    I like that idea but sadly I think those days are behind us.
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    GameStop Stock keeps going up no end in sight

    and reddit just went offline edit - or just took a little shit and had to clean up, back in BTW this post is full of awesome and I laughed hard https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/l5x0fc/gme_endgame/
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    GameStop Stock keeps going up no end in sight

    I thought about jumping in the other day but the way my luck goes it just would have caused it to tank. Plus the whole cap gain tax thing on a short sell. There was definitely some money to be made for the brave/bold/foolish. edit - and I bought some because I am stupid. HOLD!
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    3060TI preorder at Kwest

    What's a Kwest, lol?
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    Creative SXFI Gamer Review - Battle Mode almost Feels Like Cheating

    For a second I thought Erek was doing reviews now. 😎
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    AMD-K6-2 PROCESSOR 400MHz.

    Sell that puppy!
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    AMD-K6-2 PROCESSOR 400MHz.

    My first CPU was a 6502 in a Commodore 64 :). The first CPU I ever built with was a 286-16mhz. I actually built several K6-2 rigs back before the 2K. They were always cheaper than comparable Intel chips and were generally OK, but always sucked in the FPU department... unless the game...
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    Is your TCL TV a Decepticon? (Secret backdoor software?)

    Hey, here's a crazy thought.... maybe don't connect them to the internet? A $35 Amz fire or Roku is likely better than the built in apps anyway.
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    Cyberpunk 2077 for $26.69

    By the time this thing is patched up and working properly, this will likely be the price anyway.
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    PNY Nvidia GeForce4 Ti4600

    I still can't get over the prices on these artifacts. I get that everyone might want an old Voodoo card as a keepsake, but this is just a generic random geforce. This should be worth like $10 at this point, and it's AGP so you have to find an equally ancient motherboard to house it. I think...
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    Xbox series X controllers on sale at $40

    I tried to do bluetooth only with Xbone controller and it sucked. Kept dropping, missed a bunch of button presses, etc. All with me sitting 3 feet from the PC. I got the one with the wireless dongle, and it is 50x better. No drops at all and decent range, I can walk around the room. Just...
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