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    Building shelves

    Screwing into end grain is typically not advised for supports. Pocket screws are generally preferred.
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    How to get cigarette smoke smell out of video card?

    I'd be surprised if this card even needs a fan...the HS should be enough.
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    How to get cigarette smoke smell out of video card?

    It's been in the garage for 2 weeks to no avail... :(
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    How to get cigarette smoke smell out of video card?

    This crossed my mind as well, but wasn't sure. I didn't *think* it would harm the contacts, but I wasn't sure about the PCB itself. Could this also be sprayed in the fan housing?
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    How to get cigarette smoke smell out of video card?

    Having cleaned stuff (processors, HSF, etc) with IPA, but never a whole card, I was thinking that, but wasn't positive if I could douse the whole thing. Also, do I need 90%+?
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    How to get cigarette smoke smell out of video card?

    I needed a "new" PCIe-powered GPU (so no external power connections), and found a good deal on one on Facebook Marketplace. It never even occurred to me to ask if it was from a non-smoking environment. After I picked it up, I could barely make the drive home with it. It stinks something bad...
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    Gamestop: Firecuda 530 1TB - $110

    Seems to be a good deal. Their fastest SSD, with a Heatsink, compatible with PS5. https://www.gamestop.com/pc-gaming/pc-components/hard-drives-ssds/products/seagate-1tb-firecuda-530-internal-ssd-with-heatsink-playstation-5-compatible/11171996.html?bt=true
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    Should I upgrade? 3700X/X470 > 5950X/X570

    Radeon 6800xt reference. I've not heard of staxrip. I use Handbrake for my ripping. That work is all currently done on my other box though, and it only has a 5450 in it. At most, I'd only be able to put a Vega64 in it right now.
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    Should I upgrade? 3700X/X470 > 5950X/X570

    Selling the 5950X is also an option. I'll look into that.
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    Should I upgrade? 3700X/X470 > 5950X/X570

    I'm really only looking at it because it's a bundle. I can get the entire bundle for $650 (5950X, Aorus X570 mobo, 32GB PC4000 Corsair RAM). I would agree about all the 5950X otherwise, and wouldn't chase it. Regarding the next gen....if I am topping out current gen, it could be a good while...
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    Should I upgrade? 3700X/X470 > 5950X/X570

    Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi is my motherboard. https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/X470-AORUS-GAMING-7-WIFI-rev-10#kf I guess I'm unfamiliar with how to tell whether there is good VRM cooling.
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    Should I upgrade? 3700X/X470 > 5950X/X570

    Curious whether this upgrade would be worth it. I currently have a 3700X running on an X470 motherboard, 32GB RAM. I can get a good buy on a 5950X running on an X570 motherboard. Is this a worthwhile upgrade? I know Zen4/AM5 is not terribly far away, but I also know it will be expensive to...
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    Too many video card flavors

    I listed the brand in the edit. It is nVidia https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-ti-8gb-gddr6x-pci-express-4-0-graphics-card-dark-platinum-and-black/6465789.p?skuId=6465789
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    Too many video card flavors

    Thanks! I always went to [H] for reviews...I'll definitely check out thefpsreview.com
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    Too many video card flavors

    Is there a resource out there that talks about which cards are which (differences between them and whatnot)? Are there any flavors to stay away from (Is reference good or bad)? I actually just got a 3070 Ti in a Best Buy drop (happened to be looking when it dropped). I didn't really check what...
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    Note twenty and note twenty ultra pre orders with at&t

    I got a S10+ last year. I'm considering upgrading because I cracked my screen (no insurance), tanking the value of the S10+. With Samsung's promotion right now, they'll give me $350 credit for the phone. A repair place wants $300 to replace the screen. After trade-in and whatnot, I can get...
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    CDW Outlet Finds

    I just snagged a Ubiquiti 24 port POE+ 250W switch for $205
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    Enclosure Builds! Show off your setup!

    If you need a decent heat source, why not just keep the PSU in the enclosure?
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    Best Buy 12TB WD Easy Store External HDD 179.99

    I probably could have done that, but I was playing around with my 3d printer anyway, so I printed some picks.
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    Best Buy 12TB WD Easy Store External HDD 179.99

    That's because it is easy. Just 5 guitar picks is all you need, then big enough hands to slide the middle part out. Your hands shouldn't hurt at all if you do it right.
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    Which printer to buy? Where to start research?

    Like nylon spacers? I just heard about these today, but have not seen any references prior.
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    Which printer to buy? Where to start research?

    Fair enough. I have not seen one, nor had any experience using one. I wasn't trying to start anything, I was merely commenting on how it looked to me, a first time user (regarding the zip ties and stuff).
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    Favorite filaments?

    Ok. After blowing through the white sample that was included with my Ender 3 Pro, I am on the hunt for everybody's favorite filament. When I bought the printer, I also purchased some Inland PLA+ to go with it. I haven't used it yet, as I pretty much have to wait for my PTFE tubing for my...
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    Which printer to buy? Where to start research?

    Yes, but all of them are optional. And many of them you don't get what a Prusa has anyway. To each their own. I don't have any love or hate for a Prusa. But glancing at the price, and the wait/lead time, I'm glad I got my Ender instantly at the local MicroCenter. One thing I will say about...
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    Which printer to buy? Where to start research?

    I am recently new also. I'll give you my impressions. I went with a Creality Ender 3 Pro. Yes, you have to put it together. IF YOU ARE SCARED TO DO THIS, YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN'T GET INTO THE HOBBY. Again, my opinion. Putting it together teaches you some valuable insight as to how everything...
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    Just built my first Ryzen (2700X) system - CPU temp question

    Per the subject, I just finished building my first ever Ryzen system. I threw a Corsair H100 (original) on it, because I had one laying around. I wasn't too sure on how tight the bracket should go (I was using a screwdriver to turn it...it didn't bottom out - not sure if it should be or not)...
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    Enclosure Builds! Show off your setup!

    Very nice! Do you have build notes? I will be starting a drybox here very soon. I'm trying to decided how/what I want to do. I'm in Michigan, so right now, my basement is nice at <30% RH. In the summer, that will double, so I definitely need something. Part of me wants to go cheap and get a...
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    Checking in with my Ender3 pro

    So I ended up getting the Ender 3 Pro. After using up most of my starter/sample filament, one thing I KNOW I want, is ABL. This means I will need to upgrade my mainboard. I am having trouble deciding between the TH3D EZboard Lite v1.2, or the SKR Mini E3. I will admit, the $80-$90 price...
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    Shopping for a minimalist mid-tower with good # of int/ex bays + usb-c in front

    Perhaps you could tell me if the front bezel/panel is also steel? I see that the door is.
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    Need HelpDesk software suggestions

    How is that not HelpDesk functionality? At least where I am, we do it all. I'm not in some huge corporate environment where they are distinct roles. My bad for not specifying that.
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    Need HelpDesk software suggestions

    About 700 Desktops, 150 Mobile devices (all windows-based tablets/laptops/etc), so about 900 end devices in total. Userbase of about 500 full time and another 250 part time. Helpdesk is a staff of 4.
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    Looking to get into 3D printing possibly. Any suggestions?

    I have been looking to get into this recently. Probably mostly for odds and ends, but it might lead into miniatures for D&D. Just watching some videos, resin-based seems to be a huge PIA, but it has a lot higher resolution for things like miniatures. What would you guys start with? If you...
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    Need HelpDesk software suggestions

    Currently, we use MicroFocus Zenworks (ugh) for some of our helpdesk functions. We are looking to replace this. I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions on what is out there that serves our purpose? Must-Haves Hardware/Software Inventory Ability to push software, software updates -...
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    Micro Center 2700X - $139, 3600 - $149 (In-store only)

    I was contemplating upgrading my 2700X to a 3800X, and moving my 2700X to my secondary machine...but at this point, I'm wondering if I just wait for the 4700X...
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    Interesting Domain problem - browsing the Internet

    So I finally figured this out, sort-of. By "figured out", I mean I at least got it to work, which is good enough for now. So we utilize a proxy server. However, the way it is set up, if we don't enter a proxy, we have full, unfiltered access to the internet (normally). Most/all PC's are...
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    Interesting Domain problem - browsing the Internet

    I could get to everthing local. I did ping and tracert 8.8.8.8, and it was successful. I did the same thing against www.google.com, and it timed out. I thought about the routing after I eventually got this resolved (next post). I could ping the DNS.
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    Interesting Domain problem - browsing the Internet

    Correct. We use static IP's at the current moment (previous leadership was adamantly AGAINST use of DHCP). We are in the middle of a network refresh, and one of the objectives is to remedy that.
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    Interesting Domain problem - browsing the Internet

    The only thing that might affect networking/etc would be Windows Update. Assigning an IP and joining the domain was pretty much the first thing I did. No multiple ways that I'm aware of. I don't believe it has wireless. I believe tracert stopped at the first hop. Just not responding. Ping...
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    Interesting Domain problem - browsing the Internet

    We have an edge device. I do not know what level of logging it has No. The trouble PC was installed from scratch off of a USB key Possible, but the curious thing is that when I am not joined to the domain, one can successfully browse to Google sites None that are obvious to me. If you know...
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