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    Kena: Bridge of Spirits

    Finished the game struggling on some bosses, realized I did not upgrade any of the skills... whoops.
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    Receiver used for PC is dieing. Need a replacement solution.

    5.1 output from a sound card to the receiver via optical can only be done using compressed encoding like DDL or DTS. HDMI Audio is a full uncompressed output without any analog distortions. What you may lose is the audio 'enhancements' done by Creative software, but that's been outdated for like...
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    Receiver used for PC is dieing. Need a replacement solution.

    He did. Creative Sound Blaster Z
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    Receiver used for PC is dieing. Need a replacement solution.

    What is asked is a silly thing. HDMI Audio thru a video card results in a 2nd monitor. So there are options to deal with that 1) Duplicate it with the primary display. Would not be good as the refresh rate is limited by what the receiver can do, usually 60Hz. 2) Get a second monitor for...
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    Receiver used for PC is dieing. Need a replacement solution.

    You don't really need a sound card for HDMI audio output.
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    Dedicated sound card or onboard sound

    HDMI audio, i've been using for over 5 years. 0 driver issues or any other nonsense.
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    Windows 7 platform is not obsolete!

    But why? Why not just install your favorite version of Linux and enjoy that?
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    Need to wipe the drives in a few PC's and laptops

    There hasn't been 'low level format' for a very long time, like 30+ years. Writing all zeros on a modern hard drive is enough to clear data without any chance of recovery (except the remapped bad sectors that can no longer be written no or read from w/o special hardware).
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    Amazon’s New World game is bricking GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards

    Limit your frame rates in nVidia control panel, yo.
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    Use HDMI out for audio only?

    You do not need a dummy HDMI plug and you do not need an HDMI audio extractor. I have 2 DP monitors and an HDMI receiver without any monitor connected to it. I have the sound directed to the receiver. I have the receiver and 2nd monitor duplicated in the display control panel, so the mouse...
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    have you gotten your new NVidia/AMD upgrade card yet? Why not?

    Got my 3070 FE at BestBuy at MSRP after monitoring a telegram channel for a week.
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    Finding new mainboard with Pci-2.0/2.3 slots

    https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/All-series/PRIME-B460-PLUS/ is there no PCI-E expansion card that does that you need?
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    Sixteen Years Old, $1.7 Million in Revenue: Max Hits It Big as a Pandemic Reseller

    To do that you need to show the expenses. I do not expect a 16-year old to realize that he needs to do that, before spending it all on stupid shit and receiving 600k bill from IRS next year.
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    Sixteen Years Old, $1.7 Million in Revenue: Max Hits It Big as a Pandemic Reseller

    for that you need to file taxes properly, otherwise IRS gets a report from Paypal with $1.7M income and asks for their $600k cut.
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    Sixteen Years Old, $1.7 Million in Revenue: Max Hits It Big as a Pandemic Reseller

    Taking bets on whether he forgot to pay taxes on that 1.7 million revenue and spent it all on some stupid shit.
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    First PC Build since 2010... after doing my homework, how does this look?

    Corsair memory is made using different chips. You need to specifically check for the version of the module. Some versions are good, some are bad. So I suggest going with Crucial Ballistix.
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    Windows 11 May Not Run on Early Ryzen, Threadripper, Skylake-X, or Any Pre-2016 Intel PC

    There are also registy keys that disable all these stupid check anyway. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\LabConfig] “BypassTPMCheck”=dword:00000001 "BypassSecureBootCheck”=dword:00000001 Alternatively you can replace appraiserres.dll on Win11 ISO with...
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    Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more (UPDATE - added source for Windows 10 retirement date)

    If you're doing a clean install you just can't go past the screen that ask for account details.
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    Windows 11 May Not Run on Early Ryzen, Threadripper, Skylake-X, or Any Pre-2016 Intel PC

    Indeed, during Win11 Home installation there's no option to skip MS account and use a local one. Win11 Professional allows you to skip MS account and use a local account instead, but there a very many places that still insist on switching to MS account after the install, saying Example...
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    Windows 11 May Not Run on Early Ryzen, Threadripper, Skylake-X, or Any Pre-2016 Intel PC

    Just go to BIOS, on Advanced tab there should be AMD fTPM, change it from Discrete TPM to Firmware TPM. My 3700x is fine.
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    Windows 11 May Not Run on Early Ryzen, Threadripper, Skylake-X, or Any Pre-2016 Intel PC

    If you have AMD, you just need to turn fTPM on in BIOS
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    Is 2077 finally worth playing?

    Prior to 1.23 patch it is way worse. NPCs were generated on the fly in your vision range, you could look away for a second, turn back and they were all different all of a sudden. Same with the cars. Sometimes the game would spawn hundreds of the same random NPC.
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    Is 2077 finally worth playing?

    Mainly immersion-breaking glitches. There was a scene in the beginning when your character meets the buddy at the road side cafe, they sit down to eat and in background cars on rails go crashing thru barriers and walls. And after a while you notice that all traffic is on the rails, pedestrians...
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    Why do you need spoiler tags for 9 year old game? lol
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    For me none of those endings are valid. So ending it at a logical point where Illusive Man says "Earth... I wish you could see it like I do, Shepard... It's so... perfect..." makes sense. There should've been no Star Brat nonsense after that and it would've been a perfect ending to the trilogy...
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    For me ME3 ending was right after the Illusive Man's last line. After that I did Alt-F4 and that was the end. Game over, Shepard won, reapers are gone, etc.
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    Crucial Ballistix 3600 CL16, is there a catch?

    with some tweaking and voltage bump it can run 3800 CL16 as well
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    Crucial Ballistix 3600 CL16, is there a catch?

    You can also buy 3200 CL16 and overclock to 3600 as well.
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    New ASUS X570 BIOS Update [02/05/2021] - Version 3405

    I don't see it on Asus site for some reasons never mind, it is here on the global site, but not on US https://www.asus.com/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/PRIME/PRIME-X570-PRO/HelpDesk_BIOS/
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    Lol... my 1st run I ended up with a suicide ending. Haven't touched the game since then.
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    Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more (UPDATE - added source for Windows 10 retirement date)

    Well, I gave Win 11 a try. The experience with local account is extremely limited. MS really wants to you use the online account. Also with the new reskinned UI, they still have not fixed all the inconsistencies with UI elements. Some are new, some are old, some are still ancient and ugly. Bleh.
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    Battlefield 2042

    As I recall I got BF4 for $19.99 in Dec 2013 and then Premium upgrade on GMG a month later for like $35. No reason to preorder.
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    Battlefield 2042

    Battlepasses? *Yawn*
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    not enough USB Controller Resources Win 10

    Depending on device type it may use more than one USB endpoint. One USB3 port supports 16(?) endpoints. So best advice is to move the keysboard and mouse to a separate hub/different USB port.
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    How thick does a sandwich PC case need to be?

    There are a few builds using this case on PC Parts Picker if you're that interested.
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    Days Gone

    Dude has a severe PTSD after almost dying in the army and then surviving for two years in zombie infested land. What do you expect? It is a solid B- game. New Game+ is kinda pointless, you hit hit max level even before arriving to the crater lake base. No new trust levels, no new weapons, no...
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    Is the fan on an AMD 3700x series Wraith Prism easily user-replicable? Can you buy official replacement fans?

    It is not user replaceable. It took some effort to remove the cooler after a year without accidentally damaging the M/B.
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    Good compact 2.0 setup (PC, music/some movies, occasional gaming)

    Without display duplication you may want to do something like this so it minimizes the chances you move the cursor to that non-existing display Edit: Alternatively this: https://www.amazon.com/HDMI-Audio-Extractor-Splitter-Compatible/dp/B08TBB2C25/
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    Good compact 2.0 setup (PC, music/some movies, occasional gaming)

    For duplicated monitors it limits them to the lowest refresh rate - 60Hz. Since I use the monitor mainly for web stuff, it does not matter that much.
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