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    Just bought my first laptop last night

    https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=710_1925_1920_1923&item_id=202167 Keep in mind I'm in Canada so the prices might seem high...picked this up used off Facebook marketplace for $700 last night. Not the best thing out there, but not bad either. Price seems right! Less than...
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    help troubleshooting network file trasnfers

    thanks for any suggestions, i've given it a solid try and i'm beating my head against the wall. although i do admit that networking isn't my strong suit. so here's my current setup at home. file sharing within my home network using windows SMB off my desktop. other devices can get at it just...
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    Picking a 16TB spinner and noise

    I'm seriously considering buying a new 16TB drive, WD red pro. Check this out on newegg https://www.newegg.ca/red-pro-wd161kfgx-16tb/p/N82E16822234429?Item=N82E16822234429&Source=socialshare&cm_mmc=snc-social-_-sr-_-22-234-429-_-03292022 That's a pretty serious discount. My problem is finding...
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    best program to test HDD heatlh?

    have a VERY old 3TB WD mechanical drive. not sure if it's starting to fail or if something else is going on. what's a good app to test it? not sure what's out there anymore and what is worth using.
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    need a new reservoir

    my water setup is in need of a new reservoir due to a new rad not fitting.... quick overview. i have a corsair 750D case. for some strange reason, i still have an optical drive in the top. my reservoir is a dinosaur danger den that fits in the drive bay above the optical drive. pump is also...
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    Games to Play with young kids

    So my older son is 4 going on 5. We enjoy playing some of my old PC games together every now and then. I'm a little picky in what he is allowed to play, so anyone have suggestions? At his age, I'm really not interested in him playing hyper violent games like FPS games. But at the same time I'd...
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    Trying to figure out iPad model numbers

    Keep in mind that I'm an apple idiot. I know nothing about their stuff. Trying to order an ipad case for the mother in law for Christmas. It's a 5th gen ipad and although I do have the model number, it's not matching up with the numbers for any case I can find. Hers is MP2G2CL/A. Model numbers...
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    is an ati rage fury maxx worth anything?

    we all know that old is new again...people paying top dollar for nostalgia. prices have increased over the last couple years. found on kijiji someone selling an old radeon 9600....except the pic is defiantly the older rage fury maxx. as in it's a pic of it in the box for the 9600, not a stock...
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    ZX-C64 voodoo 5 6000 review

    Figured some of you guys would find this interesting. It was in the news a while back that someone over in Russia had gotten a hold of a bunch of old 3dfx VSA-100 chips and then redesigned the old prototype boards for the voodoo 5 6000 Now here's a review of that redesigned card! Fun read for...
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    attaching gpu memory heatainks

    For quite a few years now I've used an old universal gpu water block that cools only the gpu itself. I also attach copper heatsinks to the ram chips....heatsinks that I've been using for years. To attach them I used to use arctic alumina ceramic epoxy mixed with equal part of arctic silver 5...
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    a stupid hard drive story

    Quick story that you guys might find useful one day. Mother in law asked me to fix her desktop. I don't do much of repair these days, but can't refuse family. Old system now, remember the q6600? She sent me a text image. Right away I figured hard drive failure. It's a 13 year old drive after...
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    never again will I settle for an unstable overclock

    Did something stupid.... overclock was just a hair unstable. Would make FAH crash maybe once every two days. Odd time I'd have to restart Windows. And then I did a windows update. Hit the restart button and went to bed. Well...turns out my CPU decided to shit the bed during the update install...
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    games that were on your school computers

    PC gamer posted this article about games that were hiding on your computers at school. https://www.pcgamer.com/what-was-the-best-game-on-your-school-computers/ Fun little nostalgia trip. For me it was quake 2. The computers at my high school were nothing special even when they were new so we...
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    Intel gives up on benchmarks

    Fun quotes from Intel CEO Bob Swan https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/video-from-intel-ceo-bob-swan-to-computex-did-intel-give-up-on-benchmarks.html "we have to stop worrying about things as simple as the benchmarks of processors" Seems like a desperate move to me. What do you guys think? Is...
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    3D printed nuclear reactor

    seems that oak ridge labs is 3D printing with stainless steel to build a micro reactor. not sure how far this will go, but interesting none the less. there's a video of the printing process in the link. "The US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a...
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    pandemic laptop recommendations

    Without going into details (because I really can't), I am going to be considered an essential worker should this pandemic get much worse. I suspect that we may find ourselves isolated in a hotel or something just to keep us healthy. Nothing official yet, but I can see what could be coming...
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    my delid adventure and thanks to everyone

    much of this largely came about thanks to the past help of a few members here. thank you very much, i finally got things sorted out here. bit of background. i'm running a skylake i5 6600k i got several years ago. i'm odd in that i like to run my hardware into the ground firmly before i upgrade...
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    cooling GPU VRMs

    Card in question is a Asus 970GTX Strix. The stock fan cooler is removed, cooling the GPU with an old swiftech MCW60. It's a dinosaur of a water block, but it does the job. Highest temp I saw overclocked was 50C. However, this card doesn't overclock worth beans. Memory is nothing and if I want...
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    gtx970 overclocking question

    Yup go back a couple years, I'm overclocking my old GTX970. It's the Asus strix version. My card is on water with a universal block, so just the GPU is water cooled. Temps have not exceeded 50C overclocked, voltage boost and full load. Been using furmark for a stress test. So far I got the GPU...
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    help with imaging system drive

    So I am now the proud owner of a new 1TB Samsung 970 Evo plus nvme drive. I'd like this to be my new system drive but not sure how to go about this. Fyi it will be going into a z170 board with a Skylake i5 6600k. I currently have a Samsung 250gb drive as my system drive. I'd like to make an...
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    new pump or can I rebuild?

    I have. Very old swiftech MCP655 pump in my rig. I've been running it hard for about 12 years now. I got it off eBay used with a busted impeller (bearing cup shot) and a fellow member here sold me the impeller out of his dead pump for nearly nothing. Good bless him, and I'm not even religious...
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    win10 and HDMI output to TV

    this is me being a win10 dummy probably... my tv setup is very simple. i have all my media stored on my desktop. previously, i used a raspberry pi with kodi on it. networked with powerline ethernet and the pi plays my stuff. now i have moved the tv so that it's not that far away from my...
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    do new games suck or am I cynical?

    This is more a question for those 30 or older. Its a matter of comparison and perspective. I'm nearing 36 years old now. I still like PC gaming even though I don't get much time for it with a child in the home. I've been really struggling to find games I want to play. I find all newer ones...
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    Moore's law - why do we care?

    Call this a rant if you will, but over the last year or so there has been no shortage of articles in the media proclaiming 'the death of Moore's law'. I'm asking the question 'does it really matter?' First, I've always felt that calling this a law is not accurate. This leads us to think that it...
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    help with repairing a used lens

    Not sure if anyone can be of help, but why not ask...you guys are usually pretty knowledgeable. I recently got an offer I couldn't refuse. Friend normally shoots Pentax and a little Nikon, came across some used canon lenses cheap. Gentleman had died, his widowed wife just wanted them gone. Well...
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    software RAID and backups

    i think i nearly have my data storage and backup problems figured out. i'd love some input, i'll try to keep it brief. the problem: desktop also doubling as a media file server over home LAN, have WoL set up which works great. i personally like sleep mode to save a little power. although older...
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    what makes a scary game scary

    This is really just my opinion of what I find most frightening in a game. I absolutely love horror games, especially sci-fi ones. I think system shock 2 was the first game to really scare me back in the day, still love that game. But what is it that does the trick? For me I find it's when the...
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    need lens recommendations (canon)

    Hello and thanks for any help. Finding the right long lens has been a real pain for me. So I'm looking for a good telephoto lens for canon, I don't care if it's a knock off like sigma, tokina, etc. Little background: my camera is a t5i. I have no need to upgrade now, but can see buying...
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    a new case for christmas!

    yes i realize that this is late. i actually did the work on christmas eve as i had to go to work christmas day for night shifts....joy to the world! with an 8 month old baby in the home, i haven't been able to get the photos onto my desktop until now. yeah the pics aren't the greatest. low...
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    need advice with backup and raid

    So I've never used raid.... Currently I have about 6 tb of data across two USB external drives and one internal, totaling to 10 tb of storage. I also have a 250 GB ssd for os, programs and whatever games I'm currently playing. I have been backing up my data with blu rays......a lot of them...
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    the MCP655 pumps are damn tough!

    never really gave it any thought until today, but these old pumps are insanely robust. i bought a used swiftech MCP655 pump off ebay. came defective, impeller bearing wasn't seated right. had a bit of an argument with the seller of this, eventually got resolved. i then found a forum member...
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    am i the only one that doesn't care about 4k?

    maybe i'm getting old, maybe i'm just a cheapskate, or maybe it's because i take off my glasses when i'm gaming on my PC. or maybe all 3. i really could care less about 4k. it's not that i hate it or anything, just indifferent and no desire to plunk down my money on it. consider this: when i...
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    my monitor finally died

    It was a Samsung 245bw, she served me well for 10 years. Owes me nothing. I'm still a little disappointed. What are all the cool kids buying now?
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    new mobile site layout

    Wanted to say great job with the new mobile layout of the main page. Using Firefox on Android and it works great. Very fast and simple but also very functional. I love how articles are displayed now.
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    what paste for delid?

    i have a skylake 6600k and should be doing the delid and reapply thermal paste soon....wondering what paste is good to use? i have some arctic MX-4 that has been sitting around for a while now, still seems as good as the day i got it. should i be using something more up to date? if we're...
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    need new case for custom wc

    I've finally outgrown my old antec 900 case. I've read some reviews but could still use some recommendations. Still unsure what Will meet my needs best. I've given the corsair 750D a serious look, definitely on my list. My system is pretty simple with the exception of my old water cooling...
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    how long has your monitor lasted you?

    more an idle curiosity. i got thinking just now that i've had my old 24" monitor for 8 or 9 years and its still going strong. kind of curious how common that is. old samsung 245BW i bought open box at future shop when they were still around. $450 CAN was a great deal at the time! sure there's...
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    need help with memory issues

    this is a bit of an odd one, i've narrowed it down but not too sure where to go from here. hoping for a little input! built a new system this past black friday, its been a LONG time since i've done so and it's been an uphill battle the entire way. so far i've got it stable....mostly. parts...
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    strange temperature behaviour

    built a new skylake system couple months ago, and i've honestly been too busy to try overclocking until now. the temperatures are being very strange.... cpu is i5 6600k, on a gigabyte GA-Z170MX-gaming 5 board. cpu is water cooled with an old apogee gt block....custom mounting lol :p...
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    how my new build went sideways

    first thing i'll admit to, is although i am happy to spend the money on new hardware i'm rather cheap. i'll be waiting for stuff to go on sale, i don't care if my system looks pretty. if i can keep something going you can bet i will. please excuse the blurry pics, my phone wasn't cooperating...
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