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    Some advice on a standing desk monitor for exercise

    I have this standing desk, for using with my treadmill (~11-13 miles/day). I used to use a 50-55 inch TV. I had a lot of trouble seeing things (text) on it and realized I might as well use the elevated monitor area on this. At first I used an old Qnix; it rocked too much due to slight...
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    Costco: Razer KB/Mouse/MousePad/Grips bundle, $99

    https://www.costco.com/razer-heroic-gaming-bundle-keyboard-+-mouse-+-pad-+-grips.product.100785329.html Randomly saw this while walking around in my Costco. I think this deal keeps cropping up every now and then. Normally the keyboard alone runs at $99+ USD (on sale at Amazon right now for $99...
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    Does this EVGA 3080 Ti just much cooler than expected, or is there another sensor I'm not looking at?

    My other topic is getting a bit packed, so I just decided to make another. This is a very simple topic. Here's what my temperatures on my open box EVGA 3080 Ti (this is the model) look like after hours of running Red Dead 2 at maxed out settings: This just seems questionably low to me. I...
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    Upgrade or wait: mid 2022 edition

    I think we're kind of at an interesting crossroads in contemporary consumer GPU's, because of several factors: Current generation prices are actually getting close to MSRP or even below it, for actual brand new cards. Hypothetically speaking they might keep getting lower for a time But as...
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    X570 chipset differences?

    We were discussing motherboards for my 5950x setup in genhardware. I thought that 2x M2 slots + 6x SATA was about the max you could get out of it on most modern boards, like this Tomahawk that I chose as my current board: https://www.newegg.com/msi-mag-x570s-tomahawk-max-wifi/p/N82E16813144471...
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    B550 vs x570 long term?

    For long term use, what are the main drawbacks to the B550 platform vs X570? I recently replaced my TUF GAMING X570-PRO to the TUF GAMING B550-PLUS WIFI II because of the crappy ethernet adapter found in the former. The Microcenter clerk recommended it as a replacement because it had a 2.5 gig...
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    12900k upgrade, some questions

    I'm a bit out of the loop. I see the 12900k at Microcenter for $500, so I'm thinking of upgrading from my 8700k, which is nearing 4.5 years old. I have a 2080 RTX and while I don't think it's necessarily bottlenecking my card, I've been noticing some decreased performance in a few games that I...
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    Old UPS batteries (APC SUA 1500)... where do you source them?

    I have an APC SUA 1500 that I got off Ebay a good while ago. This is the last battery replacement I got for it (about 4.4 years old now give or take)... 142$ at the time: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004Z8GN The red light is on (though it goes off every now and then for a while) and it...
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    Using ionic wind for airflow?

    I was watching a Linus video where he had this huge passive heatsink on the back of a motherboard and noted how the airflow caused by him simply nudging it slightly caused a considerable amount of heat dissipation (). Noctua is releasing a fanless passive cooling solution...
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    Trying to decide on an inexpensive, secondhand 1080p solution

    I have a mini-ITX build in my bedroom that I just built. I need something to do 1080p gaming, mostly. Maybe up to 1440p or so, on an HP mixed reality headset, but the games I play on it won't be terribly intensive graphics wise. Budget is probably around $100, just looking for a good value. I...
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    H470I Aorus with Intel i5 11400. Issues.

    I'm making a mini-ITX build for my bedroom, and I managed to snag an AORUS H470I PRO AX for $144, open box at Microcenter, along with an 11400 for $170. They told me at the store (despite my skepticism) that all of their motherboards should be flashed to support the latest version. Well, when I...
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    Determining if SSD has been replaced

    I found an open box 2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus at Microcenter for $240 ($230 with CPU combo bundle price). I couldn't resist that price, so I'm going to try it out. Obviously, I am wary that this is one of those cases where the SSD inside has been replaced with something else. I have taken some...
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    Marrantz SR3001: extended static followed by a pop when first turning on

    I have had, for about 5-6 months now, a Marrantz SR3001 from Goodwill (for the curious, 26$). Whenever I turn it on, it has static coming out of (as far as I can tell) all channels. This lasts for about 1-2 minutes, followed by a single pop. Afterwards it continues to play just fine for however...
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    Using Qnix 2710 on USB-C or Displayport?

    I have a Qnix 2710 (no scaler) as one of my side monitors. I purchased a 2080 (non Ti) recently when my 980Ti burned down. The 2080 does not have a DVI port at all. I read somewhere that this Amazon converter would work...
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    GPU fried, anything I can do?

    Yesterday I was playing WoW and getting some stuttering. I'd been getting that in Civ 6, too, but much worse. Thought it was a driver issue. Updated Nvidia drivers before playing WoW. Woke up today to a distinct (surprisingly mild though) burning smell in the living room. Thought it was my...
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    What are some higher quality current keyboards and mice?

    I currently have a Logitech G710+ (brown) and a Logitech G602. I'm not terribly eager to get Logitech again. - Many of the keycaps on my 710 have utterly shattered - The rest have gotten rubbed off. - It has an irregular key size, so I couldn't even replace the keycaps on it properly. - The...
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    Should I even try putting my CPU in this motherboard?

    https://imgur.com/a/3nqkm Bought a motherboard off Ebay. At first glance things looked good. The IO plate wasn't even out of the wrapper (which only rips open, you can't reseal it). Then obviously the first concern was pins. I went and took some good overhead shots of the board. To be honest...
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    Review of the Lenovo Flex 5 (650 2 in 1 i5 at Costco)

    I posted this on Reddit and decided that you guys may benefit some too. Used a converter to change the format. So first of all, some pics of the internals that I got while I was looking to see its expansion options, and putting my SSD in: http://imgur.com/a/fLhvt The particular model I'm...
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    Surface Pro screen cracked, need something new

    This first gen model has been serving me well (got it at BB for 500 bucks years ago, absolutely no regrets), but the screen cracked. Top 3rd is unusable =(. ... Honestly I have no idea how it even happened. It didn't drop or anything, and it seems to have happened while I was asleep. I'm not a...
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    Need some quick advice on these

    Picture is worth a thousand words, so first here's a gallery. http://imgur.com/a/HEjVs I got these off Ebay (~60 bucks so kind of pricy for this) and one of the speakers' bottoms looked like that. Obviously those two things (not sure what the name is) that are supposed to be connected to the...
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    Experiences with the Lepy LP2020A?

    I should probably be asking this on Audiokarma or DIYAudio or something... I will post an appropriate topic on there later, I guess. Anyway, here's the deal. I want to gift my friend a cheap (~30$ budget pretty much) speaker amp and give him one of my older speakers that I got from the thrift...
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    Should I just replace my whole setup with these? (long post)

    Copying this thread over here, too: So, short story time if you don't mind. A long while ago, I asked about what I should upgrade my "home theater" speakers (at that point only a pair of Paradigm Atom V3's) to. As you can see in the conclusion of that topic, I went with a pair of Mordaunt Short...
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    What type of glue to use on subwoofer dust cap?

    I bought a Mirage PS-10 subwoofer at Goodwill for about 30 bucks. When testing it at the store, I noticed that at low volumes it was fine, but then at higher volumes I had a flapping or the sound of something plastic hitting something. A quick look told me that the dust cap was just coming off...
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    Microcenter: Vantec 4-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCIe Host Card, 15$

    Micro Center - Computers and Electronics Microcenter's having a really good sale on these. TL;DR: Good, reliable USB host card with front port pins for a good price, with Microcenter's easy returns behind it. I think this is smoking if you need one of these. I've been looking for a good...
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    Ebay: new 6700k, 309.99

    Edit: Deal dead for the moment. Price has been raised. Intel Boxed Core I7-6700K 4.00 GHz 8M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I76700K Much of it is already sold, but this is cheaper than Microcenter. I've ordered from Antonline, and I actually know where they're physically located. Generally...
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    Warm? Refurb Surface Pro 2, i5 128GB 4GB Ram, 299.99 @ Ebay

    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 10.6" i5 128GB W8.1P Wi-Fi Tablet w/Touch Cover Keyboard Also includes a touch cover keyboard, but I don't know how useful those are. Seemed to be a pretty decent deal to me. Even something as old as the SP2 generally only sells at this price level if it has a broken...
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    Finding a first gen Surface Pro charger

    Does anyone know of somewhere that is selling Surface Pro chargers for first gen? I see a lot of RT sales, but they don't provide nearly the same amount of juice as the SP edition. There's hacked together unofficial stuff like this, but I don't know how it works: AC12V45 - 32 TIP - Surface Pro...
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    Herman Miller Mirra Ergonomic Chair in Grey

    Pretty much loaded, just need to get rid of it because it's not my cup of tea: Herman Miller Mirra Highly Adjustable Ergonomic Chair in Grey As much as the shipping is, that's actually about half the minimum price it'll cost me to ship this... So... yeah. >_> If you wanna pick up in the ATL to...
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    Good office chairs

    I'm looking for a nice computer chair. It needs to be comfortable for very long sessions, not cut leg blood flow, plenty of support, etc. Also, I absolutely hate leather. So no leather seats. Everything else is fine. I'm leaving budget totally vague because I simply want to see what's out there...
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    Question regarding Bullets or Blades code sale

    I have an extra code for current Nvidia promotion, and I want to sell it on Ebay. I don't sell on Ebay much. I have a few questions: 1. Is there any way for me to check if the code is valid without redeeming it? ie when I enter it in on the redeem page, does it redeem it immediately? 2. Is...
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    Dealing with the output weirdness on Nvidia cards

    I've found that Nvidia cards are weird about what outputs they selectively turn on and off, and which ones they automatically detect, and I'm wondering if you folks know any way to manage it. To further elaborate, I'll add a few anecdotal cases: On my current 980 Ti I decided to make sure...
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    Warm: Corsair RM Series Refurbs @ MIcrocenter

    I've used these in two friends' builds so far, both of them worked fine, so I thought to post this here. It seems to be an okay deal on a fully modular PSU: http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=corsair+rm+refurb I know these did not initially pass HardOCP's testing, but...
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    Need Phishing help, kinda important

    My mom calls me up and tells me that she received this email from Amazon that told her that her account was blocked, and she went to a phishing site and entered in her username and password. So at this point I thought "okay, well we can work through that, just go through and change your Amazon...
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    Warm...ish: APC SUA750 (Refurb): 159.99 @Microcenter

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/447664/SUA750_Smart_UPS_%28Refurbished%29_6-Outlets_750W I'm posting this because I think it will be a consideration for some people. This is just something I kind of noticed as I was walking through the store earlier yesterday. Ebay has these for much...
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    "Gigabyte GPU Gauntlet" my butt... what would you do with this 980Ti?

    Short version: I went to Microcenter and picked up an open box (practically new, near perfect condition) Gigabyte G1 gaming. With some very mild haggling the price came down to 525$ (or 556$ with taxes). It includes the Bullets or Blades coupon, and a 20$ rebate I can mail in to Gigabyte. That...
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    Any compelling reasons to get a 6700k over a 5820k for contemporary builds?

    One of my friends is building a new PC, and frankly I just told him that he'd be better off going with a 5820k rather than a 6700k at this point. It's cheaper and it's better at being a CPU considering it has more cores (although it might be on an older architecture?); not to mention from what I...
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    Would I get anything out of "upgrading" 780 SLI->980Ti?

    My 780's are EVGA... SC? Not sure. Both of them are on Kraken G10's at the moment, and they run fine. I game on an ASUS RoG Swift as my main monitor; something that will not likely change in the near future, unless it dies. I'm considering going to Microcenter within the next few hours or so...
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    Pinnacle AC400

    Just a mini review. I just had to after using these speakers more and more. Frankly, I think these are really amazing little bookshelf speakers for any reasonable secondhand prices. Of particular relevance to the PC community here is that they would easily fit on a desk of reasonable size, so...
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    EVGA B-Stock 970 SC ACX 2.0, $249.99

    Not sure how hot of a deal people will consider this, but I just happened to be over at EVGA's B-Stock side and noticed this: http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=04G-P4-2977-RX (this one is dead now) http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=04G-P4-2974-RX (new link, 254.99)...
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    Choosing parts for a friend, need some final advice

    His goal is to play Star Citizen and he has stated that he prefers Nvidia (though I managed to convince him that AMD would be fine too, though it has less driver features). I managed to look through his Open Box deals section for the Microcenter he has near him and I found an Asrock Extreme 4...
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