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    X570 USB Issues: Keep or Exchange for Intel

    Greetings, [H]. I know there's probably not a right or wrong answer here but seeking some input nonetheless. I have a MSI X570 Unify and a Ryzen 9 5900x. Haven't opened them and can return/exchange both at Micro Center. Motherboard needs to be done by Tuesday because their return policy is 15...
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    Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 in 2021

    I've been using a Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 as my daily driver for longer than I can remember. I bought a couple years ago at Walmart when they were on clearance for $15. My last one is still working but is disgusting. It has survived numerous bouts of rage but will ultimately get retired...
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    Clean Slate

    I sold my 6700k/1080 rig to a close friend a few months ago to drive his VR rig. I replaced that with 6600/1050ti Dell Optiplex. I also had a PS4 Pro, and XB1 X, and a Switch patched into a 65" Samsung 4k HDR set with VRR. A few weeks ago, all of those things were cooked during a nasty storm...
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    SonicWALL Spectrum Ubee Issue

    Greetings, all. Moved one of my clients to a new office last weekend. At their old location they used a SonicWALL TZ300 in conjunction with Time Warner/Spectrum copper service with a single static IP. Never had any issues. A new Ubee modem was waiting at the new location so I brought the...
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    Is there an Android safe bet?

    My employer provides my phone and service (Verizon unlimited data) for $6 a week. I currently have an iPhone 6 Plus and am considering rejoining team Android. My first smartphone was a Motorola Droid and I also carried an iPhone 5 (personal) and a Galaxy S4 for almost three years. I did have an...
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    Question about Destiny

    Haven't played it. Just wondering if it's worth a look and also where to start or what to buy to get in. I know they released Taken King. Is that an xpac or is it the full game? Thanks.
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    Samsung: 28 or 40?

    My employer is offering to fund the purchase of a new display and video card since I do a lot of work from home. I'm restricted, however, to Best Buy's product selection. Took a look at lunch today at the 40" Samung 4k JU6500 and the 28" U28E590D 4k monitors with Freesync. If I go with the 40"...
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    First AMD Card in Years

    Picked up a PowerColor TurbuDuo R9 280X on Craiglist for $125 today. I'm told it's 9 months old and it looks new. Specs say it's clocked at 880Mhz but can be boosted to 1030Mhz. I guess I need to figure out how to do that. Is there a particular app I should use for overclocking? Anything else I...
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    Should I Keep this 8320e?

    I had to sell my 3 year old 3570k/GTX970 system a few months ago to pay some unexpected bills and I'm looking to get another nice system put together. Last night at Micro Center I picked up an FX8320e, Asrock 970 Fatal1ty mobo, and a Hyper 212 EVO cooler. I've yet to open anything...wanted to...
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    Anyone Use a Mac for Windows Admin Stuff?

    Starting a new job and they're offering to buy me something portable to use at client sites. I already own a Dell Latitude and really don't want another one and am looking at Macbooks. Just wondering if anyone uses a Mac for Windows admin stuff? I know there is an RDP client available for...
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    Console Only?

    Just wondering if anyone here games exclusively on consoles? I'm selling my gaming PC to deal with some financial issues and will be left with a PS4, Wii U, and a New 3DS to occupy myself. I still have a nice Ivy Bridge i5 laptop that I can use for non-gaming stuff but I don't think I'm...
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    Lesser CPU, Multiple Video Cards??

    Just curious for gaming performance if one could obtain greater gaming performance by going with a lesser (and cheaper) CPU (Intel Pentium G3258, AMD FX6300 or 8320) and invest in an additional video card for SLI or XFire (970 or 290x). The alternative would be going single video card with an...
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    $700-$800 Upgrade Build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming (Diablo 3, Civ 5, Final Fantasy XIII, Divinity: Original Sin, Wasteland 2, Borderlands 1/2, occasional FPS) Photoshop and astrophotography image processing Web browsing and general office usage (Word, Excel...
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    1080 in 2015

    I know 1080p has fallen out of vogue by this point in 2015 but I'm trying to determine what the best 1080p gaming display options are at this point for someone who wants to ride it out a little longer. Seems like much of the focus in the enthusiast community has shifted towards 1440p but I'm...
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    iOS 8.4 - Apple Music

    Out today, in case anyone forgot. :) Waiting for iTunes 12.2 to be available so I can stream to my PC. Hoping to ditch Spotify.
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    Sanity Check

    I'm downsizing my massive Ikea Galant desk to a less massive Galant desk and looking to bring the PC in my sig up to my desktop from the floor. I'd like to move everything into a smaller case with a window so I can get excited every time I look at it. Considering a Corsair Carbide Air 240. I'll...
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    Budget Options

    I have two iPads, two iPhones (I've had my iPhone 6+ since Friday and love it), and an Apple TV in the house but the wife and I are still using Windows PCs. I recently considered bailing on all the Apple stuff because I was pretty disgusted with iTunes on Windows and wanted to see what else was...
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    Launchers?

    I've put together a spreadsheet of specs and pros/cons for various phones as I evaluate potential replacements for my iPhone 5. The most common con I have is the manufacturer specific UI...Touchwiz, Optimus, etc. I really like the look of the UI on the Nexus 6 and apparently I can get that look...
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    S4 to S6

    My employer provided me with a Galaxy S4 until February and I never cared for it because Touchwiz always felt relatively sluggish and the dialer was agitating to use. I also didn't care for the build of the S4 or the way it felt in my hand. The S6 (and the Edge in particular) are on my shortlist...
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    Overwhelmed

    Hey, guys. I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this but I'm going to start here and see where it goes.I'm basically trying to come up with a strategy/solution to manage music, photos, DVR functionality, and possibly make by Blu-ray library available anywhere in the house. I've read about...
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    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    Just wondering if anyone has played this recently and how it's held up over time. The new Star Wars stuff has me jacked up for some SW gaming and I never played KOTOR.
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    Craigslist Find: Should I Buy?

    Probably going to have to make a move pretty quick but found an EVGA 970 FTW locally for $280. Has not been registered with EVGA, receipt available, about 4 weeks old. What do you think?
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    New Driver Today for GTA V

    Cool! https://twitter.com/amd_roy/status/587661043125522432/photo/1
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    What's Up with EVGA?

    I'm getting ready to start researching this in more depth but thought I'd throw this out to get some feedback from the [H] community. It seems like the 9xx generation of EVGA cards aren't particularly popular or well thought of at the moment. All of my Nvidia cards have been EVGA brand other...
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    CRPG with Best Dungeons

    Considering picking up Pillars of Eternity. Haven't played an RPG since finishing M&M X: Legacy in early 2014. My favorite RPG staple is the dungeon and while searching on dungeon content in PoE, I found this (might be spoilery as it reveals one of the game's dungeons): Endless Paths That...
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    Two Questions

    Just want to start off by saying I regret selling my GTX 670 last week. But I was helping a gamer in need and just assumed it would be relatively easy to upgrade. And I guess it would be if I had unlimited funds. But I do have two questions that I would like to hear what the [H] community thinks...
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    So Sad....

    My GTX 670 has gone off to live with someone else and I have nothing to replace it. I spent a LOT of time this week getting up to speed on the current video card market. Read dozens of reviews and probably hundreds of forum posts. I've been an Nvidia user for my last several video cards. The...
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    Console Gaming on a PC Display

    Is anyone using a PS4 (or any console for that matter) with a PC LCD? Wondering how well it's working out for you. I have my PS4 connected to my 65" plasma and 5.2 audio system in my living room but have trouble staying focused on gaming when I try to play in that room. I have this weird...
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    When Do You Upgrade?

    I'm curious what criteria people consider when evaluating substantial PC upgrades? I ask because the PC in my signature was built in late May 2012 primarily for gaming. I wonder if anyone with a similar build has upgraded and do you feel the increase in performance was worth the cost? Not a...
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    Bard's Tale IV Announced

    First computer game I beat back in the 80s on my C64 and still my favorite. Fond memories leveling my party on the streets of Skara Brae and mapping the dungeons. Very much looking forward to this and will definitely be backing once it hits Kickstarter. More here...
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    Wii U: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

    I have never played a Kirby game and really don't know anything about the character. Also not a huge fan of these kinds of games in general. BUT... Video below is 1080p60fps. Looks and sounds really good, IMHO. May have to get this just for the spectacle of it. http://youtu.be/rcumBHoxlKQ
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    Your Favorite Zelda?

    In the Wii U Thread that Doesn't Suck, I mentioned how much I'm enjoying Wind Waker and someone responded that it they didn't think as highly of it as I do, but preferred Ocarina of Time. I'm curious how those of you who have played a number of the Zelda titles over the years would rank them and...
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    PS1 Classics: PS3 v Vita

    Considering either a PS3 or Vita. I still have a backlog of PS3 games that I'd like to play (Red Dead Redemption, Ni No Kuni, Dark Souls, etc). I'm also interested in some PS1 Classics...in particular, Suikoden 1 and 2, Castlevania: SOTN, and Final Fantasy Tactics. I'm wondering if anyone has...
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    Show Me Your Loot

    What console goodies did you get for Christmas? No gaming plunder for me yet, but I have $325 in gift cards to burn. Waiting for stores to open but I have no idea what I'm going to pick up. I'm hoping you guys will inspire me. :D
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    Console Headset

    When I started playing Diablo 3 on the PS4 last week, the bass almost made my wife have a meltdown. We're movie nerds and she has no objections to the 5.2 setup with dual Outlaw subs cranked for movies. Gaming when she's home is no fun so I'm looking for a wireless headset to use for gaming. It...
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    Sony v Sony

    I bought my 40GB PS3 in January of 2008 and it still works fine except the fan runs a lot and I find the noise pretty obnoxious. Gamestop will be starting a deal next week where I can get $125 trade-in credit for it and I'm considering doing just that but I'm not quite sure what to trade it for...
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    How Many Games Do You Finish/Beat in a Year?

    Just curious how many games people manage to get through in a year? I finished Tomb Raider last year and that was it. One of my fun resolutions for 2014 was to try to finish a game a month (without pushing myself...this stuff is supposed to be fun). So far I've knocked out Might and Magic X...
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    Indecision: 1440/1080

    I sold my three Dell U2412s because I want to move up to a 27" display. I'm really torn on which resolution to go with. Maybe some of you can offer some suggestions based on your own experiences. Here are my usage needs: Gaming: WoW, Hearthstone, Tomb Raider, FTL, RPGs (Might and Magic X...
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    Mario Kart = drugs

    I was a Mario Kart virgin until last weekend when I played the Wii version. My brother-in-law played for three or four hours that night. I thought about it all week. Today I have the day off and house full of console and PC games and I've spent hours playing MK 7 on my 3DS, racing against people...
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    Storage Config for VMs?

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