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    High Performance to Noise Ratio in Noctua's Next Generation A-Series Fans

    I have 6 noctua fans in my PC and don't care what they look like. Even when I had a window in my older case, I didn't find myself staring in the window enough to care. I'd rather play a game than stare I'm my PC window. That said, the only fan I would upgrade would be the one on the NH-D15S. It...
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    Big Ransomware Outbreak Today - Be Vigilant

    So, what is the domain for the kill switch? A lot of companies would need to add it to white-list proxies for it to do any good.
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    Big Ransomware Outbreak Today - Be Vigilant

    Microsoft's new combined patches makes it worse. If you find a bug in the patches, you cant just skip a vulnerability or two. It is getting close to an all or none choice.
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    Big Ransomware Outbreak Today - Be Vigilant

    Microsoft had some major bugs in the March and April patches for servers. I spent 7 weeks dealing with Microsoft trying to get the issues fixed. I wouldn't be surprised if other sys admins delayed patching for similar bugs.
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    2015 Samsung 4k TV as a Monitor Set Up Guide

    I got the UN40JU7100 for PC/gaming. It came with firmeware 1422? Is it recommended to upgrade or not?
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    First official Skylake Review!!

    I'm hoping that 1.312v in the cpu-z screenshot isn't stock voltage...
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    1080p 13.3in with 100% scaling?

    Has any one used a 13.3in 1080p laptop at 100% scaling in Windows? Are thing too small or hard to read? I'm considering something like the XPS 13 but I have some things that require me to use 100% scaling. This will be for systems admin work over remote desktop.
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    Super Smash Wii U

    I've been playing online and I seem to win every game. I'm not all that good. Are the better gamers not playing this?
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    New 3DS model

    I understand the inherent risks with buying technology, but this one stings a little worse than normal. It will be interesting to see how this turns out for them, since it seems like it has potential to backfire. I know I'll get one, but here is my mini rant: 1. The 3DS is only 3.5 years old...
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    Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

    I have been away for a while, but I have been playing a couple nights trying out the new patch. I find gear with like crazy that offers huge numbers in dexterity (for my Monk) and Vitality. The game seems to prioritize vitality given that it shows large increases in the "Toughness" number. After...
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    Tomb Raider reboot will make PC gamers "very, very happy"

    When you guys play a game such as this, do you go and try to get all of the secrets? I mean it seems like the game would be really short if I just proceeded and stopped looking for GPS caches, crates, journal pages, etc. This stuff really seems to break the momentum for me and sort of makes...
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    Xenoblade Chronicles v. MMORPGs

    I keep debating this myself with my copy. With the ebay price for sealed copies, I am going to really have to want to play it to break that seal.
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    Do you think the XBox One is done before it gets started?

    There is a LOT of complaining about it online, but many of the people complaining about it are likely PC gamers and/or PS3 gamers who weren't going to buy it anyways. The less informed Xbox buyers are going to buy it anyways. The more informed ones may hold off on purchasing due to the DRM, but...
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    For those of you that use a Gamepad with their PC

    Logitech F710 for me. The switch on the top that lets you switch between DirectInput and XInput modes is awesome. In XInput mode, the operating system sees it as a 360 controller. In DirectInput mode it shows as a Cordless Rumblepad 2. At one point (before the F710 came out) I had switched to...
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    The best hard gaming mouse pad?

    Throwing my vote for the Func Archetype 1030
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    Need strategies for getting a Wii U

    In the midwest here and nobody seems to know or care about this launch. The employees all have to go check, which means they aren't getting a lot of calls about it. Basically Best Buy and Wal-Mart said that they have a few (3 or 4) that will be available outside of pre-order. No line has...
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    PhysX in Borderlands 2

    Yeah, I did the same but I didn't get rid of cudart.dll (I don't think this file is in the main PhysX install, so was afraid it might be needed) and I didn't change the ini file. Works fine and shows load in GPU-Z. That 1.05ff needs to die. It doesn't work with newer PhysX versions and...
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    PhysX in Borderlands 2

    I havent played much but am using one of the hybrid PhysX mods. Seems to be working fine with with 6970 for the main card and GTS 450 for the PhysX.
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    Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

    Up until Friday, I had only found a single legendary (lvl 13, week of launch). Since Saturday, I have found 4. 3 of them were worthless, but one was a legenary wizard source that I sold for 20m gold. Also over the weekend, I found a couple 1H rares that sold for 7m combined. Since Sunday...
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    Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

    I have a paragon 9 monk and sort of feel like I can no longer progress for gear. Here is my character: I rarely die with near instant and continuous healing, but I also can hardly do damage to the yellow and blue enemies. I was...
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    Call of Duty: Black Ops II Limited Editions Unveiled

    I would actually buy this if they released the bundle for the PC version. I buy very few games on release, but a cool Collector's Edition will usually push me towards purchase.
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    Counter Strike: Global Offensive

    Something seems wrong with triple buffering on this game. When I turn it on, I instantly get huge mouse lag, even in the menu. I keep it enabled in pretty much every other game. I didnt see any tearing though with it disabled, so its all good.
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    Sony Vita handheld, buy or pass on it?

    I am loving the Vita so far. I guess I differ from the majority opinion and think that there are enough good games, expecially considering the amount of time it has been out. I have these retail games so far: Wipeout 2048, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ultimate MvC 3, Mortal Kombat, Hot Shots Golf...
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    Analysis of Hardware Failures on 1M Consumer PCs

    While a crash from overclocking looks to them like a hardware failure, it is not failed hardware. Sure, it crashes but change back to default settings and it is fine. They may actually fail at a higher rate down the road though. They indicated that they could only detect DRAM errors that were...
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    Advice on determining cause of a BSOD.

    Did you run prime95 to make sure the CPU is stable? I wonder if the voltage to the CPU droops on load either due to bad PSU or bad motherboard power delivery (capacitors mentioned by prior poster).
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    Day Z - experiences and Gameplay videos

    I am not [H]ard enough for this game I guess. First spawn - Look in my bag and realize I have no weapons. I see some train tracks and decide to start walking on them. I see a couple zombies but manage to not be spotted by them. I see a building way in the distance. I keep following the train...
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    Will Windows 7 Be The New XP?

    I feel that each version of Windows (excluding Windows ME), has been better than the version before it, when it comes to the kernel. I feel like the UI changes have either been positive or neutral, with small learning curves with each upgrae. Windows 8 will likely be an improvement on the kernel...
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    Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

    My group has stopped playing the game. We got to level 60 on our main characters in the first two weeks but feel Inferno is just broken. We made it through most of Act I and quit. About half way through Hell difficiculty, we got to the point where the only way to progress was to go to the AH and...
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    Games that can never be made again because of difficulty

    While not on the level of TMNT or Battletoads, I think Zombies Ate My Neighbors would fall into the category for this thread. The sheer number of levels made this hard. Sure you could put in the code to start at the later levels but it became almost impossible at that point due to lo lack of...
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    Gamespot: when did regenerating health become realistic?

    I feel that regen health is necessary for games using auto-save checkpoints. It would simply be too easy to hit a checkpoint with 1 health left and not be able to proceed. While I may dislike regenerating health, I much more dislike games where death causes me to have to repeat 15 minutes of...
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    Anybody else feel let down by next-gen game engines?

    Technical improvements in games have reached the point of diminishing returns in my opinion. There are still gains to be had but only the smartest computer engineers and coders can get those gains. The funding and development time isn't there any more. Most gains seem to come from gameplay...
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    Playstation Plus

    If they would extend this to have Vita and PSP freebies and discounts, I would be in definitely. As it is, I am on the fence.
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    When is the Nintendo U coming out?

    I am going to guess November 18 for the USA release, based on the Gamecube and Wii release dates. Early adopters will get their families talking about it during the Thanksgiving holiday, leading to a supply shortage through the holiday season. If it launched much later, it would miss out on some...
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    Report: Next Xbox Won't Have Disc Drive

    The 200GB cap on my Internet service does not like this news. Steam by itself can keep me near the cap most months.
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    Recon3D Fatality Professional/Champion Reviews??

    The Recon3d seems to be aiming for a (lower) target market than the Essence STX. The 102db SNR of this card puts it at the level of an onboard chip these days. The recon3d has the DAC built into the chip, the same way that a Realtek chip would. Looking at the (lack of) components on the PCB...
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    The first REAL eyefinity display candidate

    If this goes like the typical PC industry, we'll have to wait for a new version of Windows to support this resolution and 6 months of graphics card drivers for them to catch up.
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    store with best trade in value?

    I thought the Star Wars Xbox didn't even have a release date yet?
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    I got BF3 as a present....and rather dislike it..

    I don't find this game fun at all. It seems like every game is full of people laying in bushes or rocks camping with long range weapons. It may be more realistic, but not what I call fun. The campers, combined with the large map size makes it too slow paced for me. It seems that a lot of...
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    AMD Radeon HD 7970 Video Card Review @ [H]

    IMHO, the pricing kills this one. I expect a new generation to provide a better value. What we have is a card that is 50% faster than a 6970 but costs 50% more. The die size is not larger, so the card shouldn't cost that much more to make. I'm glad AMD is able to increase their margins for...