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    Ebay 15% off some gaming accessories ends 5/16/2021

    Use this link for eligible items. Enter this code during checkout: PICKSUMMER15 There might be more items that are eligible not on the page. Not many good things to choose from, but some console games and peripherals. Not sure how good each deal is but worth checking. Be aware that a lot of...
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    RTX 3070 overclocking

    Recently received an EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Ultra. Out of the box this one has the clock set to 1770 MHz, memory 7001 MHz. This model here. Looking to OC it further than the stock settings. Don't need to push the card to its limits, but I am assuming I can squeeze some extra performance out of it...
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    Best 2560x1440 27" monitor that supports fully G-Sync and AMD Free Sync

    Looking for a 2560x1440, 27" monitor that properly supports G-Sync while also supporting AMD Free Sync. Has to be IPS or VA. Want something with an adjustable stand to. I've been looking down this list of G-Sync supported monitors but few if any can be found anywhere save for some random 3rd...
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    Looking to upgrade from 16GB to 32GB

    Looking to upgrade from 16GB to 32GB, mainly for FS2020. Wondering what I should get for my motherboard/CPU. Currently have 16GB of Corsair LPX: CMK16GX4M2B3000C15. Motherboard: ASRock X370 Killer SLI/AC CPU: Ryzen 3700X What my RAM is currently running at: My motherboard used to be...
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    Share some good quality games that were obscure/unheard of

    Ever find a game that you enjoyed that had fairly high production values and execution that just didn't sell well and is practically unheard of? Post them here along with a quick description of them. I'll start. First one that comes to mind is Apache Air Assault from 2010. Practically unheard...
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    Need replacement for Logitech G Pro

    Been using a Logitech G Pro for almost three years but the rear side button now double clicks. I use this as a back button and I can no longer tolerate the double clicking as it happens every 1 out of 5 clicks. I purchased the newer G Pro Hero, which is almost identical to the older model but...
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    Nvidia Experience created stuttering in Photoshop CS6?

    Have a bit of an awkward question. A few days back I install Nvidia Experience to redeem a game. Did this in the past a few times and promptly uninstalled it. This time I left if on, figured I'd give it a try before uninstalling it. Loaded up Photosohp CS6 and got that annoying Nvidia...
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    Getting screen tearing with G-Sync 419.67 drivers

    Noticed I have been getting some screen tearing as of late in a number of games. Frame rates are well within the range of G-Sync, around 60-80 or so when I see it. Have an Acer monitor with G Sync which worked flawlessly since I got it a few years back. Running a RTX 2070 with 419.67 drivers...
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    Ready or Not (SWAT style tactical shooter)

    Think there was a thread on this in the past but the developers just put up a gameplay trailer which is better than looking at screen shots. Essentially, SWAT 3/4 style game single player with AI commands or co-op. Missions are slightly randomized for enemy locations, behaviors and whatnot...
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    HDMI & 3.5mm switches

    Looking to connect a number of devices to my monitor (Switch / Xbox One / PS4). First question is rather simple. Are there any 3.5mm switch boxes that can do 3-4 devices outside of this one (which looks a bit shoddy):
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    Quick BIOS update question ASRock X370 killer SLI/ac

    Have an ASRock X370 Killer SLI/ac motherboard, about six BIOS versions out of date and have a Ryzen 2700X on its way. Been a while since I've done BIOS updates and typically I only moved up one version at a time. Can I just install that latest BIOS or should I install each new BIOS version...
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    Can't extend partition on HDD (Win 10)

    Recently cloned a smaller drive to a larger one with Macrium Reflect. It left me a large portion on allocated space. In the past I could open Disk Management and Extend Volume to make the unallocated section usable but it seems to be grayed out. Any idea on why it might be doing this...
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    ebay Canada / ebay newegg Canada - $15 off $75

    Ebay Canada has $15 off $75 or more when you buy from newegg Canada on ebay. Must use ebay app. Link: Good deal for Canadians. Only found this because ebay insists on switching to when I open pages.
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    Ryzen / Ryzen 2 - Best Budget cooler?

    Thinking of upgrading my cooler; currently using a Wraith Spire that came with the 1600. So far it works fine at 3.8GHZ on a Ryzen 1600 but I am planning to get a 2700X and want to ensure it can boost up to 4.35 GHZ. My understanding is that it should be possible on an X370 board (ASRock X370...
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    3.5mm jack splitter question

    Have a single pair of speakers for a desktop and Nintendo Swtich, but I have to unplug the 3.5mm cable each time I want to hear audio from one or the other device. Is this all I need to be able to get sound from both my console and PC...
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    Nintendo Switch accessories

    Just bought a Switch and looking for some suggestions for some must have accessories. Thinking of getting a screen protector because it is an expensive device and does not have a clam shell design like the 3DS does. Any particular brand that is worth getting? Also thinking of getting this...
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    New Toshiba X300 6TB HDD - Clicking Noise When Writing Data and Loud Noise in General?

    Recently received a new Toshiba X300 6TB HDD. I am a bit worried as this drive is much louder than any other HDD I've ever owned and when writing large amounts of data I hear a minor clicking sound every 5-6 seconds. When this drive is plugged in the noise emitted from my case at idle...
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    Does anyone have a Fractal Design Define S or case with the same 3.5" drive mount?

    Have a fairly specific question in regards to the Fractal Design Define S and possibly another Fractal case if they use the same 3.5" HDD mounts. Is it possible to move the two rubberized noise dampeners / spacers for the screws to the rear position? Pictured here...
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    Win 10 Fall Creators Update - Some minor issues

    I finally got the "Fall Creators" update a few days ago. So far everything seems to be working fine with two small exceptions: 1) I can no longer minimize games with the Windows key on the keyboard. A lot of games used to seamlessly minimize to a smaller window (such as BF4/1) so I could...
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    Thinking of upgrading from iPhone 5S to Samsung Galaxy S8, Pixel 2 or iPhone 8

    I've been using an iPhone 5S for a few years now and while it has been a nice stable phone the last few updates seemed to have slowed my phone down. Newer apps and likely age has taken its toll on its battery life to the point where I need to charge it daily even if I only use it for a few...
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    Corsair Strafe Cherry MX Silent - Good keyboard?

    Picked up a Corsair Strafe with Cherry MX Silent keys. Didn't open it up yet (impulse buy). Are these keyboards of good build quality? Was looking to pick up something a little quieter than my Cooler Master CM Storm with MX Browns. I don't have any problems with my Cooler Master and actually...
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    Are the Toshiba X300 series HDDs a worthwhile alternative to WD or HGST?

    Looking around at HDDs and the Toshiba X300 5TB HDWE150XZSTA seems to be fairly affordable. Does anyone have any experience with these drives? Can't find much in terms of reliability, no Backblaze or similar reports testing these on any notable scale. Was waiting for a decent HDD deal but didn't...
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    Laptop $700-800 range

    Looking for a new laptop in the $700-800 range. I don't plan on playing games on it, maybe a few low end ones but it isn't a priority. It will be a general use laptop, internet things, maybe minimal Photoshop, watching movies, and other applications that are not very demanding. What I am going...
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    M.2 SSD - What do I need to know?

    If I find a good drive that is on sale in the coming weeks I would like to consider an M.2 SSD. Currently I use SATA SSDs as well as an HDD. I have an ASRock X370 Killer motherboard: My understanding is I can only use...
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    3DS Sold.
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    HGST DeskStar 4TB NAS drive as a regular storage drive?

    Looking at this HGST 4TB drive as it is fairly affordable: Looking to use this as a storage drive for files, I will be using SSDs for games/programs. I currently have a 2TB WD2002FAEX that this would replace. Is there...
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    External 4TB Drive - WD My Passport 4TB or Seagate Backup Plus 4TB

    Looking to get an external HDD to transfer large files between the desktop / laptop as well as general backing up. I am looking at the WD My Passport 4TB or Seagate Backup Plus 4TB. The drives in question:
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    List of Ryzen tower coolers that exhaust heat into the rear case fan?

    Looking through most of the air coolers on the market for AM4 and I am having a hard time finding out which tower coolers push the hot air into the rear exhaust fan. I prefer keeping the top vents on my case closed, and I have good unobstructed airflow in the front of the case. Seems like it...
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    AM4 Ryzen Motherboard & RAM - What Should I Buy?

    Looking to buy an AM4 Ryzen platform upgrade. I am looking at the Ryzen 5 1600 and will want 16GB of DDR4 RAM. I am trying to keep the motherboard in the low priced range ($80-100). Maybe I am asking too much given my lower budget, but these are the things I am looking for: - B350 board. I...
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    Air Cooler for Coffee Lake / Ryzen?

    Looking to buy a cheaper ($40 or so) CPU cooler; currently I am running an i5 4670K on an LGA 1150 motherboard. But I plan on upgrading to Coffee Lake or Ryzen in the coming months. So I am looking for a cooler than would fit on my current socket and LGA 1151 or AM4. A bit off topic, but do we...
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    EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3 vs 750 B2 vs 750 B1

    Going to be placing an order for a PSU in the next day or so. It will be powering a rather simple PC, no SLI setup, about 5-6 drives and a Intel 4670K and either Coffee Lake or Ryzen build in the coming months. I may do some overclocking on the CPU when I upgrade my platform. Otherwise my system...
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    EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3 vs EVGA Supernova B2 750W

    Narrowed down my PSU upgrade to two alternatives, the EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3 or EVGA Supernova B2 750W. I know the 650 G3 is one of the best PSUs on the market, but couldn't help but notice the B2 750 for $10 less. Is the B2 750 a less reliable unit? I plan on doing some OCing though don't plan...
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    Mounting HDDs Sideways After Running Flat For Years?

    Thinking of getting a new case, and I'm torn between a few of the Fractal Design cases. One which I like is the Define S, which mounts HDDs sideways on the rear of the motherboard tray: I understand that drives should work fine while mounted upside down, sideways, ect. Though if the drives...
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    AM4 Motherboard for 1600 with some OCing

    Been a while since I was shopping for motherboards, and I am trying to piece together an upgrade centered around the Ryzen 5 1600. It seems like the motherboards and RAM compatibility may be hit or miss at the moment, so if I could be steered in the right direction I would appreciate it. Some...
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    New case - Fractal Design R5 VS Define C

    I am thinking of upgrading my case. I am looking for a quieter build that offers decent airflow/cooling. I've narrowed down my options to either the Fractal Design R5 or Define C.
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    Budget Speakers for PC Gaming

    Looking to get some new speakers, primarily for PC gaming. Trying to find something as low cost as possible. I am thinking $50 or less. 2.0 setup is fine as I don't have much space for a 2.1 setup. I am currently using my motherboards onboard sound, and this will likely continue with a future...
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    CPU Cooler on a Budget

    Looking to pickup a good air CPU cooler for an upcoming platform upgrade. I am unsure if I will go with an AM4 system or whatever Intel will be bringing out this summer. But it seems like most of the mid to high end CPU coolers are including brackets for both AM4 and current Intel sockets...
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    Ryzen 5 1600 vs i5 4670K benchmark

    Does anyone know of a benchmark which directly compares the i5 4670K with the Ryzen 5 1600 and 1600X? Particularly one that shows game performance. Thinking of upgrading but I want to be sure I won't be getting less performance in games. Some of the games I play (ArmA 3, DCS) are very IPC...
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    GTX 1070 Power Limit Question

    Quick question regarding the power limit setting for GTX 1070s. Will raising the power limit to the max (112%) while leaving the voltage at the default setting increase temperature under load? I've been using my card at +100 on the core and +400 on the memory with just the increase in the power...
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    Noticing AA jaggies more in 1440P over 1080P

    Recently got an ASUS MX27AQ 1440P IPS monitor. Loaded up a number of games such as Just Cause 3, and noticed that on this monitor jaggies "shimmer" a lot more than on my older Samsung PLS. Both are 27" monitors, but the Samsung is 1080P. This makes the jaggies standout a whole lot more than what...