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    Epic Spring sale ends April 16th

    With c i am interested as well. i used to be a huge mechwarrior fan growing up. But $30 with coupon is a bit more than I want to spend without a demo or some other way to try it first
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    Seagate FireCuda Gaming (Compute) 2TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Performance SSHD $74.30

    I have had my eye on it. This is a good option for a PS4. It has been as low as $59.99 during black Friday and then again in January.
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    5 3600 vs 7 2700x - price parity now

    I bought an open box 2700x for $118. Sold game codes and will sell cooler. So about $50 eventually plus motherboard. I’ll sell it and upgrade to whatever final AMD chip gets supported by the motherboard. At 1440p it didn’t seem like the 3600 was faster than the 2700x. I have to admit...
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    AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6 Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler $99.99 Microcenter

    At this point, 6 core cpus should be a minimum.
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    Humble VR Bundle

    Will they add new games next week? They used to do that on bundles the second week to drive up sales. currently I use my PS4 for VR, but this is too good of a deal for when I finally make the jump to PCvr
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    Have 3000 should I get 3200?

    I discovered that 3000 series ryzen has the infinity fabric disconnected from ram clock.
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    [H]OT - Microcenter AMD sale (2600x - 79.99, 3600x - 159.99, 3700x - 259.99, 3800x - 279.99, 3950x - 699.99) + $20 mobo discount!

    And designed the x570 chipset in-house, hopefully the next versions doesn’t have these minor issues. It would nice to get the power consumption down closer to Intel. I have no regrets on my Asus Tuf x570 WiFi. Pretty board. I didn’t realize how much I would appreciate RGB for the first time...
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    Have 3000 should I get 3200?

    Ryzen infinity fabric would clock at 1500 for the 3000 MHz ram and 1600 for the 3200. Very minor but could affect performance a bit in some games at 1080p
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    [H]OT - Microcenter AMD sale (2600x - 79.99, 3600x - 159.99, 3700x - 259.99, 3800x - 279.99, 3950x - 699.99) + $20 mobo discount!

    I was trying to resist but my microcenter had a 2700x open box for $111. The tech informed me that as long as the motherboard is new then a 20$ discount will apply. It also came with three games. Couldn’t resist and walked about the door with that and a Asus Tuf x570 WiFi. Total was about...
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    Outdoor projector?

    For ten years I have been planning a home theater screen, but the cost for TVs has come down so much I dont think projectors make sense except for niche or extreme size needs.
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    Steam Controller $5

    Interesting device. Does take getting used to, though. I need to figure out how to adjust the sensitivity. I like how easily it is to get to steam big screen mode.
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    JBL 530 Speakers - $299

    I found my older NHT classic 3 center was also a very good tonal match. Any good airy, neutral, center should be ok.
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    price/performance AVR recommendations

    It is an awkward time to buy a receiver right now. Everyone is waiting for the chipsets to support the next version of HDMI, full eARC, and 8k. Of the these I think eARC is most important, but that feature is limited to higher end receivers at the moment. The other features are nonexistent...
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    JBL 530 Speakers - $299

    Got the 520C center to match my 530's. i bought a previous 520 but it had a lot of harsh sibilance. really annoying with voices. hopefully this 2ND one doesnt have that problem. these speakers are very nuetral
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    mClassic: The First Plug & Play Graphics Processor- $79 Indiegogo

    (For some reason, I have't been able to paste links to the campaign.) Maybe it is automatically blocked The campaign runs out on August 29th. It'll will sell high after that. This is upscale 480p though 1080p up to a max of 4k 30fps. I purchased to upscale my 720p PS3 and 1080p PS4 pro...
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    JBL 530 Speakers - $299

    Back in stock in October. Keep an eye out for Black Friday sales.
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    JBL 530 Speakers - $299

    My NHT classic 3’s also had 86db efficiency, and they have been called some of the best speakers under $1000 since 2012.
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    JBL 530 Speakers - $299

    I just got mine. Very big for bookshelf speakers. Surprising amount of base down to 45hz. Good imaging. I like the style of the 530s, however I don’t think I could bring myself to get the matching center, JBL 520. My first thought will always be a pictures anus whenever looking at it. The...
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    Any reason to upgrade to Atmos if I am only at 5.1 channels?

    My system is NHT Classic 3’s with homebuilt 12inch ported sub tuned to 27hz. I have been very happy with the setup for 9 or ten years.
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    Any reason to upgrade to Atmos if I am only at 5.1 channels?

    Hi, I currently have a beastly 50 lb Onkyo 1007 driving a 5.1 channel system. I have tried other speaker configs up 9 channels but due to room issues and the fact that most movies have been 5.1, I haven't bothered to seriously look into an atmos setup. I am getting the upgrade itch along...
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    Paramount Is Urging Theaters to Show Ang Lee's New Sci-Fi Movie at 120 FPS

    I thought a lot of this was about lighting. Filming at a higher speed means less light per exposure. This limits what film makers can do in terms of general lighting, depth of field, contrast, focus, etc.
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    How China's Social Credit System Affects Its Citizens and Businesses

    The state of Maryland requires students to complete 75 hours of community service in order to graduate high school. Of course, they are pretty loose with what constitutes "community service" and a lot of it can be done at schools.
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    Amazon Could Be Reconsidering Its NYC Headquarters Site Due to Local Opposition

    Some people are just “cause heads” and will protest anything.
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    Analyst Predicts PS5, Next-Gen Xbox Will Offer 4K, 240 FPS, Virtual Reality

    I’ll just wait for the real deal PS5 pro or whatever they end up calling it. By that point all the hardware/software bugs cleaned up and games are cheap.
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    Gigabyte Allegedly Registers Dozens of RTX 2060 Models

    I expect 1070 performance for $300 to 400 depending on memory config.
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    Intel Exec Discloses Discrete GPU Details and Strategy

    I’ll bet a lot of this is about renewing/updating/defending patents so they don’t lose them. They don’t really need this product to be successful.
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    Princess Leia's Only Hope is Coming to Battlefront 2

    I picked it up as well on Origin. People poo poo on the game but the single player story is still better than most of the movies. Best it on PS4 as a rental in two days, but bought for the PC now since it is cheap and all the DLC is included.
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    Microsoft to Release a Disc-Less Xbox One in 2019 for $199 [RUMOR]

    This will confuse and embitter quite a few families on Xmas day... People expect more features, not less.
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    Bluetooth Amplifier Board: D3116 50 watts x 2 starting at $7.80 shipped

    The Lepai and copycats (Lepy), often have cheaper/smaller 25V caps inside compared to the 35V caps of the Op's board. That doesn't leave much room when a 24V adapter is connected. The cheaper caps may not meet full spec and might explode or leak over time. The case and buttons seem to add...
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    Smart Speakers are Apparently the Next Big Thing

    I like my echo dots connected to Bluetoothspeakers, however they do not compare to CDs in my main system with a 12 inch 100lb sub. Bluetooth sucks in general for transient response.
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    Bluetooth Amplifier Board: D3116 50 watts x 2 starting at $7.80 shipped

    Man this has me going down a rabbit hole. I want an Alexa Echo dot to run through some 8 inch 3-way NHT ceiling speakers I have installed in my daughters playroom. Using an old receiver seems like overkill. It seems like every design is a bit of a compromise. The one posted in the first...
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    The Next Amazon Headquarters Could Be Split Between Two Cities

    So basically an HQ next the pentagon, Washingtonpost, and Amazon’s data services. The other HQ is close to all the media services and talent. Makes sense to me
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    Bluetooth Amplifier Board: D3116 50 watts x 2 starting at $7.80 shipped

    I am very interested in this. Any idea what bluetooth version we are dealing with on the op's post? The best parts-express version is 4.0 with aptx.
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    Creative Launches Super X-Fi Amp

    I have to say that it is pretty stupid that there is no iOS app to set this up, nor is it supported on iphones, Ipads. Those are basically deal killers for me. I am not getting an android phone just to take a photo of my ear....
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    Do YOU have Problems with YOUR RTX card?

    I am bit worried. Right now we aren’t even using the full chip yet, since nothing works the tensor cards hard yet.
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    Intel Core i9-9900K Processor Shortage Hits NewEgg and Amazon

    Sounds just like what happened with the 8700K last year.
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    MSI GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING Z Performance Review @ [H]

    I feel this card is targeted at people upgrading from an nvidia 970 or AMD 290 or below in performance. Most buyers skip at least one gen. Most 1070 users like myself don’t have enough interest in this card even if the price was lower.
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    MSI GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING Z Performance Review @ [H]

    I'd say it is better to buy this card than a 1080ti brand new. But they need to lower the price to $500 to make it a compelling product for anyone to upgrade from an AMD 290 / nvidia 970 or below.
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