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    Who is looking to upgrade to Zen2

    3770k here (that I upgraded to from a 2500k about a year and a half ago to give it some extra life while I waited...) ready to upgrade. Looking forward to reviews, and I'll basically buy whichever has the best single threaded performance paired with the most cores. Hopefully reviews drop before...
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    MULLVAD VPN

    I'm not sure how this relationship was formed, but I have to admit, I'm a fan. :) Of the VPN services I've trialed, Mullvad thus far has been my favorite!
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    Intel Core i9-9900K 9th Generation CPU Review @ [H]

    I saw that price on launch day, but even by the end of the day, the prices had gone up. As of today, they're still selling for $580 basically everywhere: Amazon: $580 https://www.amazon.com/Intel-i9-9900K-Desktop-Processor-Unlocked/dp/B005404P9I/ NewEgg: $580...
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    2070 worth buying now?

    I have a GTX 970 and I grabbed a Gigabyte $499 model as it had a backplate and 8+6 pin power over eVGA's naked card and 8-pin only. I would consider a 1080 or a 1080ti at a good price, but I want either a new card, or a card with plenty of warranty that's easily transferrable (follows card; I...
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    MSI MEG Z390 ACE Unboxing and Intel 9000 CPU Discussion

    The 9900k found it’s way on Amazon a bit early and sold out; street price looks to be $499 - also posted up on B&H for all 3 versions https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005404P9I/ https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1435918-REG/intel_bx80684i79700k_core_i7_9700k_3_6_ghz.html
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    Tesla Manufactured 80,000 Vehicles in Q3

    I saw a brand new Model 3 off the line at my detailer, and the paint was honestly pretty bad; lots of drips/debris/bubbles in the paint. I really hope they sort it out, as Tesla cars are a thing I would like to eventually own, but I would be pretty upset with the paint I saw at the prices they cost.
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    3dfx Voodoo 5 6000

    The Voodoo 5500 AGP was the first piece of "kit" that I ever got and started me down the path of computers and PC gaming (along with the rest the my first system, who's specs I still remember). This thread makes me so very happy. :)
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    GeForce RTX 2080 Overclocking Preview with Scanner @ [H]

    I'm curious if the Scanner Technology produces different results based on card temps; how well would the same card OC in a well ventilated case vs one that's struggling to keep cool.
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    FS:Nvidia Cards for sale (1070,1070ti,1080ti)

    Any warranties left on the eVGA or Asus cards?
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    RTX 2080 - 2080 Ti - 2070 Pricing Revealed

    They just showed new prices $999 -> 2080ti $699 -> 2080 $499 -> 2070
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X CPU Review @ [H]

    Thanks for the great write-up! I enjoyed the last two sections the most, for sure. Keeps us in the loop when you get the motherboard situation sorted out. :)
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    NVIDIA GPU Generational Performance Part 2 @ [H]

    Did a HardForum member loan a 780 Ti for these tests? I didn't see a shoutout anywhere.
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    eBay 15% sitewide May 4th 8am - 4pm PST

    That's exactly what I did; I grabbed a lens for $90 off that I've been eye-balling for a few weeks. =)
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    AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen 2 2700X Zen+ CPU Review @ [H]

    Great review! Glad to see AMD back in the game, so to speak. I'm curious about the dead CPU; was it a test bench CPU that only ran benchmarks @ 5GHz @ some voltage, or was it living in a desktop which it was borrowed from as needed? I haven't seen a confirmed kill on a newer intel CPU in...
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    FS: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2

    Any discounts for guys 10 minutes late to your last fire sale? :D
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    FS: EVGA GTX 1080 SC

    Damn that was fast lol - I call second dibs if swift backs out, though I doubt it ;)
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    [H] Thermal Compound TIM Round-up Candidates

    Also curious; I have a Corsair AIO en route and was debating using the stock paste vs swapping AS5 on there. To be fair, I'll probably use the stock stuff and try AS-5 if I don't like what i see, but seeing some numbers side by side would be nice.
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    Rockit Cool Rockit 88 Delid and Relid Tool @ [H]

    You really can't overhype the benefits of delidding. I had a local shop delid and relid my 3770k with one of these, and I'm still working through AS5 burn-in, and temps dropped by ~20C. As someone who's been overclocking for like 15 years and manually delidded his Opteron 165 with a razor...
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    Warm...Dell 27" S2716DG 2k 144hz GSync for $399

    Do you need the hardware sensor to calibrate? I can tell mine is off, but I don't know if I want to pay money to calibrate using a one-time tool.
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    Intel i7-3770k $159.99 on eBay

    I saw that one sell! I'm glad you're enjoying it. I considered it too, but I'm an old man now and didn't want to deal with the mounting issues that come with it; my last delidded processor was an opteron 165 lol.
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    Intel i7-3770k $159.99 on eBay

    This was mostly for dudes like me who want a drop-in replacement to their 1155 boxes as opposed to building new (building new would be something entirely different) and still want to overclock. That said, that HP all-in-one is a pretty dope deal as well!
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    Intel i7-3770k $159.99 on eBay

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-i7-3770K-3-5GHz-SR0PL-Quad-Core-BX80637I73770K-Processor-LGA1155/123002841291 I'm not sure about the rules on this, but I figured this was a good community to share it with. It appears to be a shop that parts out PCs and sells the parts. I've been looking for...
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    Newcomer with HD650 + Modi2 + Magni3

    I in fact did this! It helped a ton for me. Problem solved.
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    Newcomer with HD650 + Modi2 + Magni3

    Thanks for the recommendation; I grabbed the True-Fi product trial from Sonarworks and I have to say, it's done wonders! :) At least to my ears. I can see the cans drop off at <100Hz, which I assume is because they're open back. I need to compare the two products and see which makes sense, as I...
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    Newcomer with HD650 + Modi2 + Magni3

    I'm pretty new to this; I finally decided to dabble with a decent set of cans and I managed to grab a set of HD650s in the recent Massdrop order for December, and I grabbed the Magni 3 / Modi 2 Schiit Stack to go with it. Mostly I'm looking for anything obvious to do/look out for. So far, it...
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    WD Easystore External Discussion

    I got 4 of the NESNs @ the $160 price and I got four Reds with 256MB of cache: WD80EFAX I picked up two sets of two at different stores so different serial number prefixes and I got reds all the same. $150 is a solid deal IMO if you don’t want to bother with the 3.3v issue, but remember...
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    Sennheiser’s HD 650 (6xx) headphones for $199

    Drop just sold out! I ordered a set since I've been on the hunt for a set of 650s for a few months. Looking forward to giving them a try; I'll pick up an amp once they arrive.
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    Arozzi Vernazza Gaming Chair Review @ [H]

    My wife and I both use fancy chairs at home (Haworth Zody). I chose them because I sit in them 8 hours a day at work (and have for the last 7 years) and they're the best chair I've used to date (you don't think about it; you just use it and you're comfortable for long periods). I also got a...
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    Safe Voltages for 2500K?

    So I've been out of the loop for quite a while. I've been looking around at my current options for LGA 1155, and it appears I could go 2600K or 3770K for an upgrade, though the latter costs $150-200 or so. Best I can tell, the 2500K is worth like $75 now if I can find a buyer for it. Any...
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    Mionix website???

    The actual website for them now is: https://mionix.io/ Don't ask me about the candy motif.
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    Hit a Folding (Stanford) milestone? Post it here:

    Welp, pretty pleased with this one :) : Also, I maaaaay have posted this in the wrong thread originally. :p
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    Hit a WCG (World Community Grid) milestone? Post it here:

    Welp, pretty pleased with this one :) :
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    Hit a Folding (Stanford) milestone? Post it here:

    At some point, I hit position #79 on the team (top 80), so that's something. :) Though I have to admit, I am excited about hitting 100,000,000.
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    Ratpadz XT $25 w/Free Shipping

    Just chiming in; I have 2 of the Ratpadz XT. I bought my first one 8 years ago (roughly) and I use it on my main rig at home. About 2 years later I bought a second one for work, which I still use. Thus far, neither have had any issues. Much like Kyle says, just a little wipe down now and then...
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    Nvidia 980/970 Availability Thread

    Thanks again for all the info everyone: ordered an eVGA GTX 970 SC (the ACX cooler; not the 2.0 since I couldn't find that version in stock anywhere, and I wasn't entirely sold on spending $30 more for it). It should prove an excellent upgrade from my GTX 660 (which I got a few months ago as an...
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    Maxwell reviews starting to appear

    Another review apparently? Not sure if I'm re-posting but I didn't see it anywhere in the various threads: http://videocardz.com/52552/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-and-gtx-970-press-slides-pictures-charts
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    Folding Setup Question

    So I went ahead and setup folding on the GTX 460 today and it seems pretty quiet. Estimated PPD is 15K, which is certainly higher than whatever the dual core AMD could churn out. =) Thanks!
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