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    Matx Nas Case?

    Check out u-Nas. Currently out of stock but built my NAS in it and love it. I had a Node 304 prior but wanted more drives and hot swapability after dealing with a messed up array a few times. Also I just liked the faux Synology etc. NAS look vs. a non-descript tower. 8 drive chassis for...
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    Detailed Pin out for Skylake-X 2066?

    Honestly I wish I could know for sure wtf I did, if anything, to cause this so I can avoid it ... or whether it was just dumb (bad)luck at the Intel factory.
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    Detailed Pin out for Skylake-X 2066?

    Oh wow I didnt know that existed to be purchased by a consumer! But good lord this seems over my head as Ive only done simple non-PC soldering. Thanks for giving that info the second options seems more feasible and now another rabbit hole to explore. Appreciate the suggestion but I think you...
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    Detailed Pin out for Skylake-X 2066?

    Sad thing is that the test board was also X299! So its possible... I always did feel their x299 board was not on par to the z390 I have now but I just assumed it was due to the z390 being newer relatively speaking. Makes me want to seek out another board to test one last time before I totally...
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    Detailed Pin out for Skylake-X 2066?

    Wasnt intending this to be a troubleshoot thread but looks like its the only thing left since pin out is so elusive. Anyways I ruled it out by using another mobo I was able to borrow for testing. I had bought different 4x8 RAM kit as well so was able to test various combinations and I got the...
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    Detailed Pin out for Skylake-X 2066?

    bump for pics added... feel like Im grasping at nonsense... the "damage" was worse in my mind from when I remember it. Most likely cause I have the zoomed in pic in my memory. FYI I replaced this system a few months back with current "main" system and its been sitting after I ruled out RAM and...
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    Detailed Pin out for Skylake-X 2066?

    thanks yeah, I only asked here after some time spent on google searching and getting nothing. I will post the pics got caught up last night and didnt get to post but will tonight.
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    Detailed Pin out for Skylake-X 2066?

    Need some help with a problem I have. Im looking for the pin out for 2066. The system in question is below My current theory and why Im looking for a pinout is because the CPU had damage on one of the gold pads. It basically flaked off! First time anything like this ever occurred. I have...
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    HOT ! Various 1TB NVMe with coveted E12 Controller $135 aprox retail

    I clearly dont need this but Im going to get one anyways because of the hype.. I hate you all.. but Im glad I live near a MC.
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    The division pc 80% off @steam

    buy it if you like these types of games. I got it and the season pass a few months back before they rescued this game for cheap and could see why everyone abandoned it. They have introduced so many new elements; fixed some of the weirdness to it and now its really fun. You just have to get over...
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    Ryzen 2700x a worthy upgrade for games from i5-6600k?

    You have MC nearby I say do it. Or wait another month for them to cut prices further and do it. They just took $10 off the price today after what a month on the market with a $50 combo discount. Maybe its just a temp sale not a permanent price reduction but I dont think these are moving very...
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    Der8auer X Lian Li PC-011

    Im holding out hope that they make a "special" edition in aluminum for about the same price as the original O11.
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    ASRock Mini-ITX - AB350 GAMING

    You want to buy the m.2 version of the wifi card. They are inside the case on a m.2 port that has antennas hookups on the rear i/o area. To replace you simply have to unscrew the bracket from below (backside of the mobo) and it will release. EZ to do but annoying because you have to take apart...
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    ASRock Mini-ITX - AB350 GAMING

    I have experience with both the Gigabyte and the AsRock AB350 ITX. The wifi cards in these AB350 boards were the el-cheapo versions. They are limited to 433 mbits? Intel 3165 is the model. I think whereas the X370 versions got the full dual band? 866 mbits. Intel's 8265 (Sorry dont know the...
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    NVIDIA Pulling Plug on GPP

    The optimist in me wants to think they learned a lesson but the realist wants to agree with you... something quieter and harder to detect. Shadyness doesnt go away it just scurries under cover till the lights go out again and then they will be back.
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    2TB SSD "Micron" $270 No Tax / Free Standard Shipping

    Ouch well that is kind of ridiculous. I read your comment in the other thread. I bought one back then thinking its going to get the longer enterprise warranty as I cross shopping it with their consumer BX300? Now I understand why it is so cheap. Like the saying goes, if you cant figure out who...
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    Ryzen 2700x $280

    boo dead...
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    Looking for a budget build thats future proof. AMD or Intel?

    as suggested AMD if you want socket/mobo longevity. I believe they commited to AM4 thru Zen 2 (thats not the just released Ryzen 2xxx but the next gen) whereas team blue will certainly change sockets at some point here in the near future. I built a friends PC on a AB350 ITX board with this in...
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    Rockit Cool Rockit 88 Delid and Relid Tool @ [H]

    Totally agree. I got the 99 as well after checking out the DDMX and considered sending it into Silicon Lottery for delid service. Though I was also quite nervous (first timer) but it was a breeze with this tool particularly the relidding. Now I have a new 7820x which I grabbed in the ebay sale...
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    Micron 1100 2TB SSD $254

    that Micron SSD is back in stock. Just got one myself.. even with CA tax its worth a bite.
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    GeForce Partner Program Impacts Consumer Choice

    Thats an easy question... money.... Big corps can sign big campaign checks... I haven't seen another theory/reason to explain so nicely but maybe im being too cynical.
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    Anyone here bought gpu directly from Nvidia website? Feedback?

    FE 1080ti @ 699.. Good to go!
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    2nd Gen AMD Ryzen CPU Showing Boot Issues with Old BIOS

    lol to the AMD fanbois accusing of bias! Victim mentality? As numerous ppl have said already, but I will add my anecdote to a still current Intel board. I had same problem with my AsRock server board c236 that couldnt be updated to support Kaby lake without a Skylake cpu and all I had was kaby...
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    WAPO Free for 6 Months to Prime Members

    well at least its free (for 6 months) propaganda.. an no Im not a blind partisan but all news has gotten measurably more slanted on both sides. Sad thing is I grew up with that paper in the DC area and it has gone downhill.
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    Spectre x360 13t/Yoga 920 or wait for 8700HQ?

    Well thats lame.. and I feel much worse about my recent x360 purchase. Hopefully if it was a known issue a couple models back that they fixed it.. (doubtful..). Worst part is that my previous laptop was a Dell Venue Pro11 and that had the exact same problem, the power circuit failed so I...
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    Thin/light laptop, XPS 13 competitors?

    I was shopping this segment all christmas long so this is the lineup I compared. Dell XPS 13 - Traditional laptop Yoga 920 - Convertible HP Spectre 360 - Convertible Really like the new HP spectre x360 which won my own comparo. Solid build quality, comes with a faux leather case which is nice...
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    WD Easystore External Discussion

    got lucky ordered 2 online and picked up 4 in store and got all 256 reds.. these were the 149.99 version from cyber monday. This was in OC at a relatively busy store so doubt it was old stock. Seems lots of reds still out there just have to be lucky. All made in Thailand.
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    Facebook Captcha Test Wants You to Upload a Clear Picture of Your Face

    Sorry was being very general in my observation was not considering any particular situation.
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    Facebook Captcha Test Wants You to Upload a Clear Picture of Your Face

    Wait you are worried someone has access to your photos when you already freely posted a bunch of them to the Facebook servers? Are you assuming that when you delete something on FB that they dont keep a copy of all the info? Thats a lot trust. My going assumption is anything you put on social...
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    Verizon and AT&T Allegedly Selling your Phone Number and Location

    i guess everyone is "opted in" automatically what a joke... but it will be received with the proverbial shrug/meh.
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    MSI motherboard RMA issues [poor customer support][

    Same thing on my x370 that was giving me weird SATA issues but I also just went along with non-advance RMA and upgraded to Skylake-X in the process. It was a smooth experience minus being without a mobo for 3 weeks. Now selling my X370 board. Didnt realize I could get better service, ie Advanced...
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    Is Intel's X299 Platform Better than the X99? @ [H]

    Agreed. My 2600k was clocked to 4.7 Ghz and so I don't think I saw much improvement from that standpoint, if any which is a bit sad. However my 1080ti though not exactly throttling to a massive degree did show a real (albeit small) improvement from the platform upgrade. This was the same as...
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    Is Intel's X299 Platform Better than the X99? @ [H]

    I felt it was a great upgrade from Z68 and my Sandy. New I/O, additional feature, and same stable Intel reliability which I didnt get from x370. Memory wasn't the only issue with x370, I had a myriad of random bugs that I could never solve which immediately dissapeared as soon as I went x299. So...
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    69.99 Toshiba 2TB 7200 RPM newegg.ca

    have 7 of these, 6 in a NAS that has run 24/7 for the last 5 years. No problems whatsoever. 1 in my main system for scratch drive and random media storage and as a potential hotswap drive if the NAS ever has a problem. Been in use for about half the time and not 24/7. Small sample of course but...
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    How are you guys liking your X299 CPU's/systems?

    Liking it more than my Ryzen system that I dismantled and re-purposed. Got mine (7800x) at 1.195v under a H80i in push/pull running OCCT it never goes above 85c @ 4.6Ghz with a mesh of 2.8Ghz. This was the max voltage I could get before temps would exceed 90c using a single 120 rad (albeit a...
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    Skylake-X (Core i9) - Lineup, Specifications and Reviews!

    What I dont understand is why ppl compare a mainstream AMD platform to a HEDT platform. Its literally an apples to oranges comparison and isnt fair at all. Intel probably doesn't feel that much pricing pressure yet in HEDT space until at least AMD releases their x399 chips to compare with these...
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    Best long lasting TIM in 2017? MX-4?

    Not sure how long it lasts but Ive been using shin etsu X23-7783D lately. Also stopped using AS5, which is what I used before understanding the cure period which I thought was useless.
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    Apple Working on “Completely Rethought” Mac Pro and Pro Display

    I was curious too so I did your work for you.. http://boinc.berkeley.edu/
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    Uber Engineer Who Made $170K per Year Commits Suicide Due to Job Stress

    Of course it is but we dont kill ourselves because of it. My Ryzen setup doesnt recognize my RAM and I come on here to bitch but Im not going to put one in the head because of it. Being stressed is one thing killing yourself because of it is another all together. EDIT: Additionally at this...
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