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    Samsung 970 Pro vs 970 Evo Plus

    I have an 860evo, 960 pro (500gb), a 970 pro (500gb) and a 970 evo plus (1tb) in the same system. I'm currently using the 970pro as the os drive (replaced the 960) and the 970 evo+ for my games. For a regular gaming/web browsing/media pc there was little to no noticeable difference between them...
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    KOTOR II Designer/Writer Chris Avellone Helped Write Respawn's "Jedi: Fallen Order"

    "Respawn" Huh? "Jedi: Fallen Order" Go on... "after Episode 3... about a Padawan who managed to survive Order 66." You have my attention... "Singleplayer-only"
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    m.2 slots - all the confusion

    Page 33 of your user manual: Step 1: Get a screw and a standoff from the included M.2 screw and standoff packs. Locate the M.2 connector where you will install the M.2 SSD, use a screwdriver to unfasten the screw on the heatsink and then remove the heatsink. Step 2: Locate the proper mounting...
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    Are HGST drives now discontinued?

    Well, you can still buy hgst nas drives for now (until stock is depleted.) WD is also keeping the ultrastar alive, just rebranding it as WD Ultrastar. Looks like they are also dropping helium filled sata on drives smaller then 14TB.
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    NVIDIA Gives the Bird to All RTX Early Adopters

    Newegg told me nope, my rtx purchase does not qualify, codes are for cards sold between today and Jan 31st 2019 only.
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    Do YOU have Problems with YOUR RTX card?

    Have a gaming z; aside from it being huge, heavy and comes with a bracket thats mostly just for decoration, no issues here... Only had the card for a few days though.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Files Hint at PC Version

    RDR2 console = meh... I can wait for the $20 sales. RDR2 PC = Instabuy.
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    MSI GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING Z Performance Review @ [H]

    Thanks Brent & Kyle for the review; got one to finally replace my 560ti, I think its time. Didn't want to risk going used (none locally anyways,) and in my area 1080 options were blower/mini for less then $100 savings or a higer end card for almost same price. 1080ti/2080 are over $1k so thats...
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    Epson Pushing Firmware Upgrades That Disable Third-Party Ink Usage

    I get images specialist ink for my canon printer at a good price, about $30usd for a 12oz kit (5 refills, maybe more) that last me around 1 year, sometimes longer. I don't use my printer much so to make sure it doesn't get clogged I have it set to print a nozzle check twice a week. I also have a...
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    Haas F1 Team uses Epyc Supercomputers

    The way it was explained to me was that all teams get some of the revenue profits outside of the constructors standings, but Ferrari gets around 70 million euros on top of that. So its; constructor standings + revenu sharing(bonus) + 70 mil(Ferrari tax) vs. the other teams that only get...
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    Haas F1 Team uses Epyc Supercomputers

    For a bit of perspective: in the past 25 years 10 different drivers have won, the majority coming from just 3 drivers (Schumacher, Hamilton and Vettle with a combined 16 championships, almost 17 if not for the incidents of '97.) In the 25 years prior, 14 different drivers won, with only 3...
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    Haas F1 Team uses Epyc Supercomputers

    True, and a lot of the control is with Ferrari. I lold hard when I first heard that F1/FIA pays a 'Ferrari tax' to have them stay in F1.... then I found out it was actually true.
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    Haas F1 Team uses Epyc Supercomputers

    The regulations were put in place to help the small teams, even if it hasn't actually helped them, by stopping the big 3 from spending a billion+ dollars on dev and testing. Also both HAAS and Sauber use last years Ferrari engine, while other teams use the same old spec engines of the other...
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    Haas F1 Team uses Epyc Supercomputers

    Everything is regulated in F1, a lot of it is to give all (smaller) teams a fair chance at development. For example, a few years back it was reported that Ferrari had a dev budget of 500 million euros ($575 million dollars) with Mercedes and Red Bull not far behind. Teams like HAAS wouldn't be...
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    Here Is the Announcement Trailer for Cities: Skylines - Industries

    Yeah, thats what Ill do for some games, just have to be patient and check for sales. If its your first time using cdkeys, when clicking on the game you want, it will show what platform and region its available on. For this game its a worldwide steam code that they will email/text right away.
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    Here Is the Announcement Trailer for Cities: Skylines - Industries

    I got the base game on steam for $10, addons can be had for less when on sale. Check out cdkeys too, they sometimes have the addons for ~ $6.
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    SiriusXM Buys Pandora for $3.5 Billion

    Its too bad sirius isn't more reasonable with the price or I would have kept it after my free trials. Sure $10.99 is fair... unless you want streaming in your home, that is +$4... Oh you have more then 1 car under your name? Well thats $10.99 each car. Your cars have nav? That will be +$5 each...
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    US Marines 3D Print Concrete Barracks

    Air dropping pallets of the raw materials is probably easier then air dropping say a hmmwv. You can get pretty close to a target location, using a helicopter can be even more precise. You cant drop a prefab, the impact on landing could crack the walls/shatter a roof, and then you still would...
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    US Marines 3D Print Concrete Barracks

    This was done as a proof of concept for building fortified structures quickly in a war zone or to provide shelter in disaster areas, especially in already remote places. Trucking or flying in concrete prefabs to these types of locations is almost impossible and impractical. As per the article...
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    early 2000s case for sleeper/retro build.

    My 2005 antec + 5x 80mm Sunon + 92mm no lable Loud AF fans.
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    How big is your Gaming screen?

    65" 1080p samsung plasma tv (consoles) or 27" dell tn monitor (+1 ips, only game on the tn) or 10" tablet. I did play pc games on the plasma but not since upgrading to a 27"dell (from a 24"benq.) My plasma is getting a bit old now, had to change the control board twice already; if it goes again...
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    What bag are you carrying around your gear in?

    For work I use one of the tac style backpack, I dont remember the exact company name though. Its fantastic... for work. Personal use I feel like its too big and bulky and get heavy when it starts to get full. Thankfully when I do need to have it with me, it stays (mostly) in the trunk of an suv...
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    Best HDD for multimedia storage?

    +1 on HGST. I have a couple WDs and Seagates for xbox and other stuff but for main storage its HGST + drivepool and scanner.
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    Disk Will Eat Itself: Flash Price Crash Just Around the Over-Supplied Block

    That would make a 1TB drive about $100 for me. Would be nice to add a 2nd nvme to my system, possibly a 1TB 970pro drive for less then $200. Really hoping for another hdd price crash though. Been looking to upgrade all my 4TB drives in my server to maybe 10TB.... but not at $400+ each. I'd even...
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    Heatsink final height

    This is very 2010. There are still places to buy the parts needed, basically a dryer vent and an adapter. You could even find a completed part ready to install like this. Some cases used to come with them installed (I have a corsair case with one,) don't know if any still have them. The one I...
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    Hunt: Showdown - Free Weekend - 20% Off - Game Key Raffle

    I won? I won!! First off I'd like to thank God, and baby Jesus. Also my family for their suppo... what, no speech needed? But I got all dressed up and everything. PM sent, Thanks Kyle & Crytek.
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    Warranty Issue - SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 500GB SATA III

    Samsungs own app (as mentioned in the 2nd post,) shows the full number along with some other info/tools.
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    Hunt: Showdown - Free Weekend - 20% Off - Game Key Raffle

    Free weekend gaming is ok with me, Ill give it a try.
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    Warranty Issue - SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 500GB SATA III

    I think it might be done on purpose because I just checked another one of my samsung ssds and its the same thing (2 different products from samsung.) One digit is missing/left off the stickers but the s/n from the app works.
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    Warranty Issue - SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 500GB SATA III

    If you have an invoice, Totalts.com handles the samsung ssd/memory cards warranty in Canada (USA also.) You could ask them via the online chat if they even need an invoice. I just delt with them yesterday for some samsung evo mem cards that died after 5 years (10 year warranty) and they only...
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    i7-8086K Strange Temps, anyone else?

    In one of the posted links, someone easily cleand the lm stain after almost 2 years by using a product made specifically for cleaning thermal contact surfaces. There is even a video posted of someone else using polishing compound (for cars) to remove the stain. Ive even seen silver jewelry...
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    Seasonic FOCUS PLUS Gold 650W Power Supply Review @ [H]

    Been using the 650 Focus+ gold in my 8700k system since late November 2017, will report back... in about 9 years. :)
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    Replacement fans for Corsair H110i GT

    I'm using 140mls as rad fans and have the SW3 as case fans. Imo at high speed both are about the same, but at medium(50%-60%) the SW3 can be heard over the mls. To be a bit more specific; at high/max speed with the mls I can hear more of the air 'wooshing' through the fan compaired to the sw3...
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    Your first flash drive

    A 4 or 8 MB card for one of my palm/zire/treo pdas. I still have the zire and treo, but at some point, probably when I got my 1st digital camera, I upgraded to a sweet 256 MB Kodak SD card that I still have. The 1 & 2 GB cards came with (I think) phones. My 1st USB drive was a 512 MB OCZ Rally...
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    How Hard Is It to Qualify for F1 Esports?

    As a huge fan of F1 (seen every race weekend since 2001,) a very green racer IRL and a shitty eracer, 1st thing I said after a few seconds was that the guy was too far from the wall on every exit and slow on the power. Especially at Monaco there is basically no margin for error, you need to be...
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    Prime Day 2018 Fuels Amazon Sales to 100 million Products in 36 Hours

    I got the vizio 3.1 sound bar. Was going to get one of the cheaper vizio 2.0 ones anyways but it seemed like a better upgrade for the price.
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    SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 500GB

    I just got one from Newegg today ($157 total.) No complaints here, but I'm only using it as a temp/downloads drive (main os drive is a 960 pro.) I do have an older 850evo as an os drive in a 2nd pc and an older crucial mx also as an os drive in a spare pc connected to my tv. Neither pcs do...
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    Formula 2 Racer Texting While Driving

    Hamilton and calm-collected should not be used in same sentence. He may not have done something as deliberate/obvious as Vettel, but make no mistake, if not in 1st hes just as aggressive as the other two... ok maybe not as bad as Verstappen. Hamilton would mug anyone in front of him, and in 2011...
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    Formula 2 Racer Texting While Driving

    What the media reports as a 'hit' was really just more of a bump, just that it was clearly intentional both times and that the two teammates (and Ferruccis father) have history. What Ferrucci was trying to do the 1st time was to push his teammate off the racing line (and off track) so that he...
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    Formula 2 Racer Texting While Driving

    Probably not, daddy has enough money to buy a team in one of the other 'lesser' pro leagues. As for him ever getting a fia super license, that will never happen now no matter how many points he "wins" (buys.)
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