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  1. techie81

    Is using 10-years old power supplies a concern?

    Bumping this thread, I recently inherited (back) my computer that has this power supply in it. Should I be worried about this thing exploding? Looking at the internal components, things look ok. It's going to act as a file server. It's pretty amazing this thing is still working.
  2. techie81

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    This feature saved me sooo much time and energy. Love it.
  3. techie81

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    Great board, no issues at all.
  4. techie81

    Recommend me an ultrawide for spreadsheets

    Hi all, I spend most of the day working with spreadsheets. I would also be doing some light gaming. Can you recommend me something in the price range up to $400? I was looking at the LG 34WQ650-W but I do not see many reviews on it.
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    Microsoft 365 key or license at discount?

    Yeah, link to your account. After linkage, you download and sign-in.
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    Microsoft 365 key or license at discount?

    If you are ok with an Office 365 subscription.
  7. techie81

    Most undervalued cryptocurrency - your opinion?

    I think its new tech and they need to ensure there are no deal breaking issues with security. Better to delay and get it right then release something that will be hacked, etc.
  8. techie81

    Xfinity Wifi - Can't turn it off anymore?

    I've heard that if you use your own modem with comcast you no longer get unlimited data. Is that true? When my mom had their gateway, I immediately turned off all of the wifi. Didn't really have an issue with it turning back on. Regardless, I loathe comcrap and how keep pushing their crap down...
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    Most undervalued cryptocurrency - your opinion?

    I personally think ETH has the most potential for growth. The market is down now but long term I think ETH will be one of the main players since it will be the most integrated into apps/banking, etc. It's not exactly cheap but historically speaking, a steal. The only other currency I would go...
  10. techie81

    Windows 11 reveal coming June 24th

    https://twitter.com/jenmsft/status/1534401569575292930?s=21&t=sz4H8Raph5z1JqBEJvxOaw
  11. techie81

    Activision Blizzard employees win their union vote

    Yup, having people work just hard enough to not get fired will definitely get those creative juices flowing! Also, harboring employees who are not productive to begin with will increase everyone's productivity! I just don't see this working out well but when you are already at rock bottom, who...
  12. techie81

    Western Digital 16TB WD Gold Enterprise Class Internal Hard Drive - WD161KRYZ ($299.99) (Honey 12% cashback + PayPal 12% cashback available!)

    I tried and my honey Cashback was zeroed out but my PayPal cashback is pending.
  13. techie81

    Dell Alienware prebuilt fails again

    What's the saying? A fool and their money are soon parted?
  14. techie81

    Dell Alienware prebuilt fails again

    I saw that video, so much wasted engineering resources for so little gain. Plus that case looks like dogshit. Of course they are catering to people with tons of money with little sense.
  15. techie81

    Workaround for Windows 11 Microsoft Account Requirement....

    You will make a MS account and LIKE IT. Welcome to the future of computing, forced assimilation.
  16. techie81

    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X = $379.99 @ Newegg after instant rebate

    You must be new here or purposely trying to deceive people. There have been hundreds if not thousands of reports of people RMAing their stuff to newegg and then are denied for "damage". I still order from newegg occasionally but stick with amazon due to their return policy.
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    Terrible HDD packaging from Newegg - where should I buy drives?

    This! My two 16TB drives direct from WD were packaged perfectly.
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    Microsoft Office Professional 2021 for Windows: Lifetime License $49.99

    Thats because its not really legit.
  19. techie81

    Gaming in your 40s

    I am in my 40s and I find myself playing games where I can get in and play quickly -- while also being able to leave the game quickly and not losing progress. I think I will always have a love for gaming but what I have been playing slowly changes to adapt with my adult lifestyle.
  20. techie81

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    I don't know the specifics but I just click the A-XMP button (once) in the BIOS which sets my RAM at 3600.
  21. techie81

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    BIOS seems stable, gaming is solid and XMP is working without issue. I did notice a bit of a decrease in my Cinebench score of about 4%.
  22. techie81

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    Ha! You got me :) Since it seems they ironed out the bugs and I havent fiddled with it since last year, I think I will give it a try.
  23. techie81

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    Thanks! I see it available now and will try it out.
  24. techie81

    Msi vs Asus Z690 in terms of reliability?

    My last two motherboards (x299 amd X570) have been MSI and have been solid.
  25. techie81

    Western Digital 16TB WD Gold Enterprise Class Internal Hard Drive - WD161KRYZ ($299.99) (Honey 12% cashback + PayPal 12% cashback available!)

    They may have changed it? Mine looked like your bottom one when I first purchased.
  26. techie81

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    Weird, my buddy just tried it and it still shows the old version. I'm going to wait until it comes out beta anyways. I've just been waiting a while due to the recent bugs.
  27. techie81

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    Thanks. Strange I still do not see it. Maybe it's region locked?
  28. techie81

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    This is what I see:
  29. techie81

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    I don't see the beta bios, where is it?
  30. techie81

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    Same here. Been waiting for a new stable release but haven't been comfortable from the reports I have been seeing. So far, the board has been solid though.
  31. techie81

    Finally Win 11!

    From your screenshots (for me and I am guessing most people), it is not obvious or intuitive to locate where a local account is created. Why not have a button that says local account like before? I think we know the answer to that.
  32. techie81

    Seagate 16TB HDD Exos X16 7200 RPM (ST16000NM001G) $289.99

    Tempting! Have you dealt with this company before? Reseller ratings look pretty good.
  33. techie81

    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    How dare you insult Microsoft! They are just fighting for social justice with poor programmers trying to make it in this harsh world! Seriously though, people are way too sensitive about the smallest feedback to Microsoft's horrible design plans. Even if they haven't implemented the removal of...
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