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    Micro Center in-store EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Super XC Hydro Copper Overclocked $599.99

    Not the best time to buy Turing but maybe if you are flipping systems and people are stuck at home, etc. and they won't wait for 3070. https://www.microcenter.com/product/617316/evga-geforce-rtx-2080-super-xc-hydro-copper-overclocked-liquid-cooled-8gb-gddr6-pcie-30-graphics-card
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    Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 Internal SSD Extreme Performance SSD $168

    $180 with a big aluminum heatsink with copper heat coils. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TLYWMYW/
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    Samsung 860 QVO 1TB SSD Micro Center $99

    2.5" SATA They will ship it, not only in-store. "Save an additional $10 when bundled with any CPU, motherboard, or system" https://www.microcenter.com/product/600949/samsung-860-qvo-1tb-ssd-4-bit-qlc-v-nand-sata-iii-6gb-s-25-internal-solid-state-drive
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    Crucial MX500 SATA M.2 1TB - $199.99

    SATA speed but Crucial doesn't sell an NVMe drive, anyway! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0784SY515
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    XPG SX8200 480GB M.2 SSD - PCIE NVMe - Rakuten $99.45 FS

    5 days to ship, though. ADATA really. Micron 3D TLC NAND. Silicon Motion’s SM2262 controller. Would like the option of a Crucial NVMe drive but it isn't here and would cost more. https://www.rakuten.com/shop/adata/product/ASX8200NP-480GT-C/
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    HP EX920 M.2 1TB PCIe 3.1 x4 NVMe 3D TLC SSD - $279.99

    https://www.amazon.com/HP-EX920-Internal-Solid-2YY47AA/dp/B0795Z97K7
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    Inland 240 GB MLC 3D V-NAND SATA 2.5" SSD $60 in-store

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/485911/240_GB_NAND_SATA_30_60_GB-s_25_Internal_SSD Architecture MLC 3D V-NAND 3 yr warranty, would like 5 but it is $59.99. In-store only and limit 1 per [H]ousehold. No 480 or 960!
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    Agon AG251FG can do 2560x1440 144Hz or 1920x1080 240Hz

    http://techreport.com/news/31954/agon-ag251fg-can-do-2560x1440-or-240hz
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    Black Ops III PC $17.99 Greenmangaming

    I know it's not the most current one but Infinity Ward and Infinite Warfare (which sounds too close) have some problems. https://www.greenmangaming.com/games/call-of-duty-black-ops-iii/
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    iPhone SE

    I'm surprised there isn't discussion about an A9 phone, 2GB RAM and fast storage for a much lower price than a 6S. What do people think about their 5S but overclocked on processing and GPU? Or are 5S units breaking? iOS versions overwhelming their latest phone processor is far off.
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    ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 + FREE game and ship - $249.99

    It's back http://www.ebay.com/itm/ZOTAC-GeForce-GTX-970-ZT-90101-10P-4GB-256-Bit-GDDR5-FREE-game-email-code/291618154246
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    3.5" Hard drive mounting alternatives

    Lost all but two rails, the extremely simple method. I can cave and pay Cooler Master but haven't yet 5.25" to 3.5" adapter and screws. Is there anywhere cheaper than Amazon? Hot swap panel in the 5.25" area as well External docking and USB (have) What is the ghetto way, cardboard to keep it...
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    Long-term analysis of 680, 780, Titan, etc.

    These cards are still going, seasoned veterans. Or say they perished, and name the OEM. But they are at their plateau instead of ascending. Did you wait with an old card for Kepler, or the 780 Ti? Or was it from 580 to 680, etc.? Did anyone fold on the Titan? How much better was it than...
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    Zotac GTX 970 $249.99 Buy-it-now FS --- Newegg on eBay

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ZOTAC-GeForce-GTX-970-ZT-90101-10P-4GB-256-Bit-GDDR5-PCI-Express-3-0-x16-HDCP-Re-/381433334938?hash=item58cf32cc9a
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    Monoprice via Rakuten Backlit Cherry MX Red Mechanical Keyboard w/2 Port USB $70

    http://www.rakuten.com/prod/monoprice-backlit-macro-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-w-2-port-usb-hub/277166451.html
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    ASUS GK2000 Mech Keyboard - Ever sold?

    Maybe this is more about ROG in general, but this was announced last summer: http://rog.asus.com/324822014/gaming-keyboards-gaming-mice/gk2000-rog-gaming-keyboard-dominate-the-field-with-mechanical-mastery/ And I doubt I would buy it for $150 or whatever their likely price is, easier just...
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    HTC One M7 32 GB - $149.99 - Best Buy, FS, No Contract. AT&T, unlocka

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?acampID=0&ref=8575135&loc=0&st=HTC+One+M7+no+contact&_dyncharset=UTF-8&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=currentprice_facet%3DPrice~%24100+-+%24149.99%5Ecarrier_facet%3DCarrier~AT%26T%5Ecarrier_facet%3DCarrier~AT%26T&list=n&iht=y&usc=Al...
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    Guild Wars 2 Heroic Edition - $25

    Basically 50% off, Apr 4-13 See also: DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION $34.99 Direct from the site: guildwars2.com or http://buy.guildwars2.com/store/gw2/en_US/html/pbPage.buyguildwars2 90 on Metacritic, 7.9 from users http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/guild-wars-2
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    Twisted Gamer - Sinister Arch Mouse

    I kind of want to do some bargain hunting, does anyone have info on this one? http://amzn.com/B00BE52TIQ
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    Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Reference cooler & BS: Inf $269.99 AR w/Free S/H (newegg)

    It's not the dual fan one, but it's in stock. Mining? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202030 Amazon $299 with prime http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00BXVFM3K/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new
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    Microcenter 8320 - $139.99 + $40 off a motherboard. IN-STORE

    They lowered the price and now include it for the combo! It worked in the cart, ASUS 990FX Pro from $144 to $104. Ad: $40 additional bundle savings with purchase of select AMD FX unlocked Black Edition processors - FX 4130, FX 6300, FX 8320, FX 8350
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    Lack of inexpensive i3 + SSD prebuilts?

    An i3-3220 or 3225 and 128GB SSD would make a very fast system for most users and combined they are about $250 without bulk discounts. Have the 5400 RPM storage drive upgrade there for the inept, but don't force it. Why aren't there companies that make these and undercut the competition who...
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    Insulated motherboard bottom?

    I'm skeptical but I've heard this mentioned before, and supposedly it wouldn't need standoffs. Believe it, or not?
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    Owners of a i3-3220 / 3225 and i5-3570K for gaming?

    I've reviewed many benchmarks, and I know the GPU is the cornerstone for a better build and improved performance. But has anyone had the i3-3220 or i3-3225 in a gaming rig and put it through its paces, then upgraded to the i5-3570K? Or had them both for gaming? Are there more noticeable...
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    ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 FM2

    Has anyone used this board? With few exceptions it would be paired with the A10-5800K, at least for now. And that combo at Microcenter is about $180 now, online there are various combo discounts. Is that one of the best performance/price setups available? Definitely not for an HTPC.
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    Borderlands 2 $19.99, Dishonored $23.99 and others - Gamefly

    I searched Borderlands and Gamefly, didn't see a new thread. It's almost over, though. http://www.gamefly.com/download-games/browse/?ids=5004239,5003685,5004504,5004637,5004583,5000401,5003655#.UU0hxhysiSo
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    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3

    Amazon page I see this has 4 slots for memory, but are they unusually close to CPU? And would that cause heatsink/RAM clearance issues compared to normal ATX boards? I know about low-profile RAM but don't have them at the moment. CM Vortex
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    AM3 processor on AM2/AM2+ board, DDR2

    I know this is kind of the gimped setup, but I want to tinker. Did anyone test it out back in the day? I was surprised by the compatible processors for an old, reliable board and want to see for myself. Or does it cause stuttering and crashes?
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    DDR2 Price Appreciation

    Is this the optimal time to sell, or will there be further appreciation in 2013? I have a pretty standard 2x2GB 6400 pair.
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    Stratosphere or other fort battles

    Is there a spiritual successor to Stratosphere, a 90s game where you build a floating fortress and use guns or ramming to destroy other forts? Or is that too specific, just a niche that was abandoned?
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    Best Side-scrollers 2011

    There are so many, I don't know if we can make a poll. So please nominate, discuss. Trine 2 is my choice for the best this year. I still enjoy having three different "modes" and how they work together. Graphics look sharp, very fun. I'm not counting Bastion in this genre. Should it be...
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    Toshiba Regza LCD TV + BDX2000 Blu-ray + FS: $749 for 40", $949 46"

    Toshiba 40XV645U Regza 40" LCD HDTV: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=5512054&sku=T24-4010%20W&SRCCODE=WEM2084MS&cm_mmc=Email-_-Main-_-WEM2084-_-tiger 120 Hz... bells and whistles, it's the Regza before they started to push LED/240. Google reviews are...
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    FPS with flight

    Is Duke Nukem 3D the only FPS (or third person) with a jet-pack or equivalent? Not flying vehicles, nice as they are. And not extreme jumps or low gravity, though those are fun. If we can have Raptors and other vehicles why not flight? Or did I miss a playable game?
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    SNES Refreshes

    They need to refresh these games like they did Street Fighter. Okay, it's a figure of speech. I would be thrilled if they refreshed these games. King of Monsters 2 - A true thumb-breaker. The music had about three notes and I still remember it, even the brief moments between stages (followed by...
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    Future planning question: Lower marginal cost over time?

    Much of this is pre-supposing that there will even be software I want to use where extra muscle will be nice or necessary. As much as I come back to Source and the UT3 engine, plus Blizzard catering to the 1280x1024 crowd, who knows. And if someone makes a big DX11 Crysis homage... the game...
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    Installation question, 95% in

    Okay I have the 4830 and a new Gigabyte 770 mobo. It installs fine up to the point where about 95% of it is firmly lodged in the slot. But there are about 5 teeth visible. Tilting it and otherwise trying has not been successful. It isn't the case mounting "L" because that has some wiggle...
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    File sizes for Steam Games (not bad, just wondering)

    I need to have a friend redownload Steam games on a new PC of mine and he knows they're massive but doesn't want to be downloading foreeeeever. I vaguely remember the sizes, but... UT3 HL2 HL2 Ep1 and Ep2 TF2 some other one but it eludes me. Oh well. I mostly want Ep 2 and UT3.
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    Steam Weekend Deal: UT3 $9.99, free play weekend

    I think they had something like this in March. Unreal Tournament 3 has free play for two more days and is $9.99 until June 7th. And the Unreal pack is 50% off as well until 6/7. Play...
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    Windows vs Steam/Linux

    Why does Microsoft want so much money for little teeny copies of XP Home or Vista basic? Most consumers use their computer about 5 hours a week (think of your relatives over 25) and that is worth $90 or something? But then there are e-machines desktops that have Windows already on for like...
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    Highest FPS ever?

    What is the highest FPS ever recorded by tray tool, fraps, etc.? 500? GTX-295s paired up and 800x600 resolution?
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