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  1. alpharalpha

    Looking for long length 1/8 to 1/4 cable that's durable enough as bends frequently where plug meets cable.

    I was just thinking of a right angle adapter (know of a brand you've found reliable?) You're right, the 1/4 plug goes straight down so bends when lounging.
  2. alpharalpha

    Looking for long length 1/8 to 1/4 cable that's durable enough as bends frequently where plug meets cable.

    Is hard to find these cables in longer lengths (at least 20ft) is for my child's headset so he can sit on bed while watching shows. (Room is 10ft wall to wall.) The cable gets bent where the 1/4 plug joins the cable and wires fail there. I thought about wrapping some electrical tape around that...
  3. alpharalpha

    What do you think of this setup for child's gaming pc?

    Games are mostly from Steam; will a NVME help the games run better; is NVME ok for a primary drive with everything going on it, including OS; or do I need separate drives?
  4. alpharalpha

    What do you think of this setup for child's gaming pc?

    I already have a mini-itx case, 1050ti GPU & Corsair CX650 PSU. Am thinking of setup like this: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/alpharalpha/saved/#view=jPM9cf Any better parts, suggestions; want to keep the price about the same. Component Selection Price CPU Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz...
  5. alpharalpha

    Mic won't work on PC with MSI GTX 1050 ti?

    The mic works fine on the other PCs, am thinking maybe the GPU took control over of the mic? How can I get it working?
  6. alpharalpha

    How can I remove microsoft edge from windows 10?

    It's for my child's computer, we have parameters set on it, but the internet safety features don't seem to work on edge, on chrome, so is able to bypass our restrictions by using edge; the uninstall option is grayed out. How can I uninstall or at least disable it?
  7. alpharalpha

    I see the GTX1650 Super isn't going to be restocked; what then will be the equivalent?

    That card would've been perfect for my needs; so am wondering what's going to be the card equivalent to it? 1660 etc, or nothing below the RTX 3x ?
  8. alpharalpha

    Looking for headphones with removable cord

    Are there any Vmoda Headphones under $100?
  9. alpharalpha

    Looking for headphones with removable cord

    Ah, so close; if they were tighter, but he does move fast; some hope though, got this close.
  10. alpharalpha

    Looking for headphones with removable cord

    Open back is ok (unless, can objects go thru the open back and pierce the speakers?) He'd be using them in his room but with door open and is small place, might be better if he can hear us as well. The are a bit over budget but seem durable and comfortable; but if they're so large won't they...
  11. alpharalpha

    Looking for headphones with removable cord

    They are for my 11yr old son's b'day, do you think they'd be too large for his head?
  12. alpharalpha

    Looking for headphones with removable cord

    I totally agree, is always the cord that breaks with us as well. I'm surprised you've had yours for so long, from the Amazon reviews/pics there seems to be a high breakage rate, mainly at the swivel. Guess it's QC issue and you got a good pair.
  13. alpharalpha

    Looking for headphones with removable cord

    looking now I see that, but wouldn't the features be less at the same price point being wireless? I do care about more than just cheap w' removable cord; good sound, especially in vocals (mids?) not too bassy and most of all comfortable, like the earpad's cushion.
  14. alpharalpha

    Looking for inexpensive PC speakers that have amped headphone jack

    Current ones are Logitech Z213 not bad for $30.
  15. alpharalpha

    Looking for inexpensive PC speakers that have amped headphone jack

    Need amp for new headphones and old speakers are failing so figure get new set that'll boost/amp headphones, looking for entry level, under $50.
  16. alpharalpha

    Looking for headphones with removable cord

    Just entry level, durable headphones. I found one, these Monoprice, anyone know others with removable 3.5mm cord?
  17. alpharalpha

    Buying headphones, need longer cord, for extension is 3.5mm or usb better?

    It's going to be for my young child's bday along with the headset; extension is mostly so he can sit on his bed and watch shows without having to use the loud speakers (adjacent bedrooms etc.) We currently don't allow him to use voice chat so mic isn't super important; guess going forward would...
  18. alpharalpha

    Buying headphones, need longer cord, for extension is 3.5mm or usb better?

    I've read that the 3.5mm extension cables can fry a can when the connectors jiggle around, don't know if that's true but I use usb extension cords for my gaming controllers and they fit in snuggly so seem like that'd be the better option, though I'm a lot more limited in finding headphones with...
  19. alpharalpha

    Looking for entry level usb headset for child's 11th bday

    Just something basic/functional that are durable, around $30.
  20. alpharalpha

    Anyone Have Experience With Ergotron LX Wall Mount Monitor Arm? Concerned with it on one stud.

    Ok, and you've got it mounted to single stud 2x4; is arm extended as well?
  21. alpharalpha

    Anyone Have Experience With Ergotron LX Wall Mount Monitor Arm? Concerned with it on one stud.

    I've considered that, but would still all be on the same stud. It seems to be pretty firmly in there; 5/16 coarse thread does have a good bite--if stud isn't split. Tom' I'll install monitor, see how it goes; think in the long run I'm going to be more comfortable with a board spanning 3 studs...
  22. alpharalpha

    Anyone Have Experience With Ergotron LX Wall Mount Monitor Arm? Concerned with it on one stud.

    I just set this up and am uncomfortable with it all on one stud; arm is heavier than I anticipated (13.5lbs) and though monitor is at low end of weight limit (12.5lbs) considering extends outwards up to 33" seems like a lot of force on single stud; wondering what other's experiences have been...
  23. alpharalpha

    Arm mounting question LG 38GL950-B

    Is it wall or desk mount?
  24. alpharalpha

    Upgrading/installing ssd into older pc, do I need mounting bracket adapters?

    So it would seem. Guess they don't get hot, so can sit right on the bay with little tape (or nothing.)
  25. alpharalpha

    Upgrading/installing ssd into older pc, do I need mounting bracket adapters?

    I am newbie to ssd, the pc is older desktop (3.5") do I need to get 2.5" adapters or just sit the ssd in bay (I've read put little tape on bottom to hold it in place?) I also have some extra 2.5 drive holders from my Thermaltake case, different configuration but if ssd doesn't really need secure...
  26. alpharalpha

    Is 8gb ram enough for older pc or would it benefit significantly with 16 in gaming etc?

    I'm also going to be upgrading/doing a clean install of Win10 on it; has stock mechanical hdd; has been suggested to add ssd ($55) think that'd be worth it?
  27. alpharalpha

    Is 8gb ram enough for older pc or would it benefit significantly with 16 in gaming etc?

    Well, that's what I get for assuming; it's not 2x4gb but rather all 4 slots 2gb sticks; so would have to purchase full 16gb, new around $60 while it already has 8gb working that's otherwise be useless; changes things. Maybe could find some cheaper used, but is 8gb ok going forward? Am putting a...
  28. alpharalpha

    Do you think GPU stock/prices will get back to normal before end of the year?

    I'm looking to finish my build and this reminds me of when I was looking for a PSU, but worse. Does anybody think things will get back to normal before end of the year?
  29. alpharalpha

    Every desirable video card model is now OOS tonight. Unreal.

    I bought a MSI 1050ti Gaming X for a Christmas present, have learned not to wait so got it, but still was surprised when they sold out later on.
  30. alpharalpha

    Newbie, what GPU should I put in my new build?

    New; 43" 1080p monitor so 60fps max should be fine I guess.
  31. alpharalpha

    Newbie, what GPU should I put in my new build?

    Basic build: i3-10-100; 16gb ram; 500w Superflower PSU, in Thermaltake Suppressor F1 case. Not serious gamer, just looking for best card under $300 to complete my build.
  32. alpharalpha

    Newbie, what GPU should I put in my new build?

    I was planning on just putting a GTX1650 Super in it, but with the new cards out now--and shortages etc--am wondering if maybe I can get better value card for the money; perhaps something in an RTX for the ray tracing effects? I am also new to gaming so won't be anything extreme, probably get...
  33. alpharalpha

    Is 8gb ram enough for older pc or would it benefit significantly with 16 in gaming etc?

    Well, I am going to do a clean install upgrade to Windows10--they still have Win7 that it came with. The pc isn't pretty much isn't used at all except as an HTPC and now a gaming pc so will stay pretty clean. So, no need for the extra ram? It'd cost $30 for the 2x4 extra sticks bringing it to...
  34. alpharalpha

    Is 8gb ram enough for older pc or would it benefit significantly with 16 in gaming etc?

    Currently 2x4, there are 4 slots so would add another 2x4gb (but in the video didn't seem to make much difference?)
  35. alpharalpha

    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    Yeah, I know; but so is goat simulator but it took a 2nd controller and works in split screen, just wondering?
  36. alpharalpha

    Is 8gb ram enough for older pc or would it benefit significantly with 16 in gaming etc?

    I'm upgrading the GPU in an old XPS8300 for a Christmas present to use as a gaming pc and wonder if adding and additional 8gb ram is necessary, has older i5 and am putting a GTX1050ti in it; good example of max load would be GTA5.
  37. alpharalpha

    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    Will it be able to be played 2 player on Steam? A lot of games say one player but take 2nd controller and work, split screen etc.
  38. alpharalpha

    Borderlands 3

    I've never played this game but the visuals are appealing; is on sale at Steam right now; is there more to the game than just shooting and looting? Would you choose Borderlands 1 or 2 (2 is $5 right now.)
  39. alpharalpha

    Anyone have/had a MSI GAMING X 1050ti, and if so, is it a good card?

    I'm buying a GPU as a present for someone who's pc is too old for 1650 etc, and Gigabyte and MSI are pretty much the only ones selling 1050ti new. The MSI GAMING X looks like it has good build quality/features; just wondering if anyone's actually had one over time and if it held up, works well...
  40. alpharalpha

    Looking for decent budget PSU to put in older XPS PC?

    Really think these are ok PSU for light usage? Which do you think is best, the Seasonic is a name I recognize, is it good one? What about this one: EVGA 80+ Bronze 500W =$50 Only be running GTX1050ti OC, maybe a 1060 at most.
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