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    Intel 10th Gen rebuild/Uprade Help

    That's fair. I am running the Cooler Master Hyper 212 in Push/Pull configuration. Idle temps are around 36C. The PC oddly seems to be worst when idling. I have run several stress tests (Furmark, Cinebench, Memtest) and it handles those as expected, but seemingly just freaks out when it's not...
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    Intel 10th Gen rebuild/Uprade Help

    Howdy, [H]. My current build is as follows: i7-10700 Gigabyte H470 AORUS PRO AX Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-2933 CL16 TEAMGROUP MP34 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV The build itself has been... meh. I've built several machines before, and...
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    Budget upgrade for a 2011LGA build

    I've been milling over this list. I've decided I don't want to mess with stock issues.I suspect GPU pricing may change next week, so that's really a placeholder card. I appreciate any feedback folks might have. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($304.99 @...
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    How long do you trust your PSU?

    I remember those reviews. They are probably why I bought mine. God I miss Hardocp.
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    How long do you trust your PSU?

    I have a Seasonic X-1050 1050W that's been in the system for nearly 8 years. The warranty was 5 years. It's been bulletproof. Never overclocked, and frankly, probably never used at 50% capacity. I'm doing a significant system refresh. Should I trust it moving forward, or retire it for a new one?
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    Old and Uninformed: I need to replace an 8-year old GTX 680. What's the best $200-300 card?

    My LGA build was severely underutilized from a hardware perspective. To be frank, the motherboard (Asus Rampage IV Formula) was probably wasted on me, and I'll probably never buy a motherboard of that tier again. The 5970 GPU also put a sour taste in my mouth when it came to SLI/Crossfire...
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    Old and Uninformed: I need to replace an 8-year old GTX 680. What's the best $200-300 card?

    So it's been a couple of weeks since I posted this, but I figured I'd update. Firstly, my LGA2011 build is dead. It randomly crashed the other day and would not turn on. As it turns out, the Corsair H80 had sprung a leak flooding the CPU socket and essentially running, well, everywhere. It...
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    CORSAIR H80 Leaked. Is the coolant conductive?

    Thank you for this suggest. The CPU socket was literally flooded with the stuff, and I found it on numerous other components. Best case scenario, I can fix it. Worst case scenario, I guess it's finally upgrading time....
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    CORSAIR H80 Leaked. Is the coolant conductive?

    Pretty simple question. My LGA 2011 started throwing CPU fan errors, then wouldn't boot. I figured the H80 finally took a dump as the LED on the front only worked on 2/3 of the fan speed settings.My new cooler showed up and the CPU will be here shortly. I figured I'd pull apart the tower, dust...
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    You know.... I thought I wanted a 3080. But. If AMD comes through with stock...

    This gives me flashbacks to the 5090 days. Jesus that card has a steaming pile of driver issues.
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    Budget upgrade for a 2011LGA build

    Welp. The LGA2011 probably died tonight.:mad: I'm not sure if it was the CPU itself or a failure on the part of the Corsair AIO, but I'm sure it's toast. Of course it has to be A) sunday night before work and B) the primary system I use for teleworking. Prior to the failure, I'd been looking at...
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    Budget upgrade for a 2011LGA build

    Ah, I see what you're saying. Thanks!
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    Budget upgrade for a 2011LGA build

    USB 3 isn't native? I'm fairly certain my board has USB 3. I am not playing AAA titles. The most recent game I play is PUBG, Cities Skylines.
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    Budget upgrade for a 2011LGA build

    This might be a very viable solution. I was looking at speccing out a new system and the cost/timing seems, well, horrible given everything on the horizon. This could probably get me another couple of years. Thank you!
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    Budget upgrade for a 2011LGA build

    What's the difference with K vs Non-K? They look very similar?
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    Budget upgrade for a 2011LGA build

    I've been eyeing a GPU upgrade with the RTX 30xx series coming out. I've been toying with the idea for some time that I might want to upgrade, but have not kept up with chipsets/features that much. I'm wondering what the best budget upgrade might be for the following system: Intel i7-3820...
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    Old and Uninformed: I need to replace an 8-year old GTX 680. What's the best $200-300 card?

    I did not realize this would be an issue at all... maybe it's time for a more comprehensive upgrade...
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    Old and Uninformed: I need to replace an 8-year old GTX 680. What's the best $200-300 card?

    Lol, thanks. I did not realize it'd been so long since I built this computer... I'm running a i7-3820. I play PUBG mostly.
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    Old and Uninformed: I need to replace an 8-year old GTX 680. What's the best $200-300 card?

    As in title. My 680 is finally showing it's age 8 years later. I'd like to move to an RTX for RTX voice (professionally, that has a lot of use for me as I'm behind a microphone all day). That said, bang for the buck is really the higher priority. I do game, but more often than not am running...
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    Entertainment Center Recommendations?

    Greetings, [H]. First, this is furniture related so if it's not appropriate, I'll understand. I need to replace my current media cabinet. It's an old 1950's entertainment stand that used to hold an AM/FM radio, 5" turntable, and cassette to cassette reel, which started like this and was gutted...
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    NEC EA231Wmi Flashes desktop on power, then goes black.

    How hard are those to replace?
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    NEC EA231Wmi Flashes desktop on power, then goes black.

    I've got three EA231WMi monitors. They've been mostly bulletproof. One has been flickering for the last couple days, and today, I think it bit the dust. It will flash my desktop for 2 seconds, then go black. My power indicator stays blue, so it appears to understand it's getting a signal (rather...
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    Need High End Laptop Same-day

    Ended up getting a a MSI GT80S-072 through XoticPC overnight AM delivery, which was fast enough. Big shout out to Travis B and Xotic for pulling through.
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    Need High End Laptop Same-day

    Long story short, I need a dual SLI laptop for a unforeseen VR demo. Does anyone know where I can find one somewhere, in stock, that'll ship same day?
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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    Hello [H]ard, I've got an Asus RT-AC66U that I believe to be on it's last legs. Performance over my home network is now such that I can no longer stream Plex from my server to devices without Plex telling me my network is insufficient. This is the second RT-AC66U I've had die. I have reset and...
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    Need ipcam input for HIPAA facility

    I've been asked to spec out a system for a small 7 camera system. Ive done the math, and determined that a Synology 2415+ will likely be the host, as it's got software built in for our purposes. I need cameras that have the following. All indoor use. 2-3mp picture Poe Turn/pivot/zoom...
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    Stabilize Footage From Almost Any Camera

    Software steady cam? Interesting. However, wouldn't you lose pixels at the edge of your recorded image post correction?
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    FAA Investigating Teen That Made The Gun-Firing Drone

    Wonder what happens when the FAA realizes it has to dwelve into "secret" court rulings to figure out what "drone law" is...
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    ASUS & HardOCP 20th Anniversary GTX 980 Gold Edition Lucky Draw

    Concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs!
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    Good Value Security Cameras

    Firstly, thank you to everyone who's responded. This has been really helpful, particularly because you guys listened to the value bit (I'm a graduate student, so funds are tight. That being said, a couple of cameras are a better investment than my deductible for dents, regardless of how much...
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    Good Value Security Cameras

    So while on Christmas vacation, some tool decided to kick the side of my car repeatedly, severely damaging it. The vehicle was in it's assigned spot in front of our townhouse. The complex has security, but nothing that covers our spot, which is ten feet in front of my door. I'd like to set up my...
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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser

    I have yet to figure out how jedi have avoided accidental haircuts and or clothing alterations give the amount of loose clothing they wear. Interesting design. I guess we'll see if it proves useful.
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    Violent Video Games Research: Consensus Or Confusion?

    There's no end to idiocy. In the war against stupidity, we're losing.
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    Violent Video Games Research: Consensus Or Confusion?

    The sarcasm wasn't lost on me, but his sarcasm was based on a serious methodological error that people without research backgrounds might not pick up on. Unfortunately, bad science like this propagates bad policy.
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    Violent Video Games Research: Consensus Or Confusion?

    There's only consensus because the definition of consensus was fluid. When we approached the editor in charge of handling the submission, Professor James Kaufman, he said that, “with the permission of both myself, APA Publishing, and the commentators who first noted the error, the original...
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    Violent Video Games Research: Consensus Or Confusion?

    So I shot off an email late last night asking a person much smarter than I to decrypt the statistical error mentioned in the article. I was on the right track. Their data didn't satisfy their a priori criterion, so the change the criterion post hoc. That's a sub-fucking-par paper at best, and...
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    Violent Video Games Research: Consensus Or Confusion?

    Godmachine, if you were a real person who made that comment on front of me in a bar, I'd buy you a beer. Moderator / mediator analyses are known power hogs. Meta analyses require tons of statistical correction to be correctly applied and interpreted due to aggregate error terms. This...
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    Violent Video Games Research: Consensus Or Confusion?

    Furthermore, anonymous studies are notorious for having validity issues.
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    Violent Video Games Research: Consensus Or Confusion?

    So the study, in the last paragraph before the discussion section, basically contradicts itself. Additionally, one of the statistical analyses is to determine whether scores of responses are different from zero, which any score other than zero is significantly different from zero (usually).
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