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  1. BlueWeasel

    Upgrading from 8700K to 12600K worth it?

    Currently running an overclocked 8700K (4.9ghz) with a 1080Ti mainly used for 1080p gaming. Was thinking of passing the 8700K down to my son, as his system needs an upgrade and this would give me an excuse to upgrade. Would a 12600K provide much of a boost compared to the overclocked 8700K?
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    The official "clean desktop" club.

    What dock is that?
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    4 sticks of DDR4 (4x8GB) vs 2 sticks (2x16GB) on Z370?

    Funny, the memory that I have now is G.Skill Ripjaws V 3000c15.
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    4 sticks of DDR4 (4x8GB) vs 2 sticks (2x16GB) on Z370?

    Also, Z370 doesn't support quad-channel, correct?
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    4 sticks of DDR4 (4x8GB) vs 2 sticks (2x16GB) on Z370?

    Currently running a moderately overclocked 8700K (4.9ghz) on a Asus Z370 board with 2 sticks of 8GB DDR4 3000. I've been considering upgrading to 32GB since RAM prices are falling back to more reasonable levels. Any issues getting another matching 2x8GB kit and running 4 sticks? I just want to...
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    New Anti-Tamper Tech, Valeora, Debuts in City Patrol: Police

    So for every sell made, 9 people are playing a pirated version of the game? I doubt that. Sounds like publishers pulling numbers out their ass.
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    Warcraft III Is Being Remastered, Coming Next Year

    WC3 Reforged will include the Frozen Throne expansion.
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    Used Ebay 1080 TI's - buyer bewares

    That's exactly what I did a few months ago. Reached to EVGA and they verified the warranty would be honored if I purchased a 1080Ti off eBay. Registered it on the EVGA site as soon as I received it.
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    i need bios red dragon v2 rx 580

    I'd start here:
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    Games to keep open on second monitor

    What games do you like to play and "keep open" on your secondary monitor(s)? Sometimes when I'm using the PC for general stuff or work, I like to keep a game running on the second monitor. Generally, it's something with a slower pace like a turn-based game, where the action can be paused, or...
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    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Sale at GMG

    I get that, but this guy is buying them directly from the Blizzard store. It's not like he's selling Steam keys on the grey market. Given the feedback from others, I'm completely comfortable buying from him. I understand why some may be hesitant but I think there is almost zero risk here of...
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    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Sale at GMG

    Then step up to the plate and point them out.
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    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Sale at GMG

    Thanks for the info. Just added him as a friend. Unlike others, I appreciate this deal.
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    Overclocking the 9900K..

    Upgrading from an overclocked 8086K to a 9900K seems like a complete waste of money to me. What kind workload are you running OP to justify that?
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    Call of Duty Black Ops 4

    I really want to get it, but find COD gameplay seems to be getting faster and faster. Getting old with lower reaction time sucks.
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    10-pack of Sandisk Ultra Flair 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drives $40 shipped

    How fast are the writes on the drives and do the drives get pretty hot during heavy transfers?
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    V-moda boom pro mic $20 at Amazon

    The SHP9500s plus the V-Moda mic is a great combo. I love mine.
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    Microcenter or Amazon Inland Professional 1TB SSD $139 or $149 w/prime

    I recently bought the 250GB version of the Inland drive for a friend's PC and was impressed. Based on that, I'd not hesitate to buy another one for general use as a boot drive or game storage.
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    NVIDIA Clearing Out Last-Gen Stocks

    Used 1080Ti's can be had for $500 now. I sold my 1080 and upgraded to the Ti for a total out of pocket cost of $150. I'm happy.
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    Good mid range GPU

    Are you looking at a brand new or used card? For 1920x1080, I think a used 1070 would be the way to go, although it may exceed the $225 budget slightly. The 1060 card is mainly promoted as the 1080p card and those can be gotten for $200 or less used. However, I recommend the 1070 even if it...
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    2080 Ti for $1000 confirmed, HDMI 2.1/VRR confirmed dead for another year

    I agree. There's no way that a 2080Ti is twice as fast as a 1080Ti.
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    GTX 1060/70/80 on eBay

    I saw that and reached out to EVGA (with the card serial number) to make sure they would honor the warranty. They confirmed it and I've already registered the card on the EVGA site.
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    GTX 1060/70/80 on eBay

    I ended up picking up a EVGA 1080Ti for $500 that was used for 6 months of mining. Was hesitant at first but that's one reason I choose to go with EVGA. The warranty will transfer even if purchased off eBay. Got it yesterday and it looks brand new. I sold my 1080 for $350 (after fees and...
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    Optane and I+

    So it's not possible to use it on a secondary hard drive that is used for game installs? That sucks.
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    Far Cry 5 Performance Analysis

    Glad to see it runs so well out of the gate. I might pick it up but first need to see how different it is compared to Far Cry 3 and 4.
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    Dark Souls 3

    Been looking for a good deal on DS3. This is the lowest price EVER for the base game and the first DLC is included. Can't beat that.
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    Dark Souls 3 (PC) + Ashes of Ariandel DLC for $12

    Been looking for a good deal on DS3. This is the lowest price ever for the base game and the first DLC is included. Can't beat that.
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    Me too. :)
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    WD Black vs SSD for Gaming

    Currently, I've got a ton of games (Steam, Origin, GOG, Blizzard, etc.) spread across several mechanical HD and smaller SSD drives. Was considering getting a large (4TB or 6TB) WD Black to keep them in one place. (1) Is the WD Black series still considered one of the best spinning drives for...
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    Player unknown Battlegrounds

    I know this has probably been asked and answered, but has the game performance improved in the past few months? I bought back in early summer only to realize it was an unoptimized mess. Quickly uninstalled it but was thinking of reinstalling since v1.0 is about to launch.
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    Started back playing this again and bummed I didn't get the premium/season pass for $15 during Black Friday. I'm hoping it becomes available again between now and Christmas.
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    Used XB1 and PS4 games at Redbox $5 - Doom, Deus Ex, Dark Souls 3, etc.

    Which kung-ful movie? That might have been a hotter deal than getting FFXV. :)
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    Used XB1 and PS4 games at Redbox $5 - Doom, Deus Ex, Dark Souls 3, etc.

    I'm not sure if you can purchase the games from the kiosks. Easiest is to go to the website and it will tell what games are available at each station. Buy from the website, bring the card you used to pay with, scan it at the kiosk, and you get the disc. My copy of Doom looked perfect. Haven't...
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    Used XB1 and PS4 games at Redbox $5 - Doom, Deus Ex, Dark Souls 3, etc. Redbox has several used games for sale for $4.99 where available. This deal has been going for several days so there may not be much to pick from...sorry Doom Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Dark Souls 3 Agents of Mayhem WWE 2K17 NBA 2K17 Madden 2K17 Fallout New Vegas (XB1...
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    Deus Ex Mankind Divided $7.99 @ Newegg

    Also, Redbox is selling used Mankind Divided discs for the PS4 and XB1 for $5. Doom as well. I was able to pick up a copy of Doom at a local box but the used copies of Mankind Divided were 40+ miles away.
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    Deus Ex Mankind Divided $7.99 @ Newegg

    Great game for this price. I loved Human Revolution but thought Mankind Divided was better.
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    Sequel Middle Earth: Shadow of War Confirmed

    I want to pick it up but man, it seems like WB game prices drop like flies soon after release. At this rate, it might be $15-$20 during the Christmas sales.
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    Fallout 4

    I'm wondering the same as well. Keeping my fingers crossed for a great deal on the season pass.
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    USB sound cards: SB Omni or Xonar U7?

    The speakers and headphones are plugged into the onboard at the same time using a Y-splitter. The mic plugs into the onboard mic port as well. I know the splitter configuration is not typically recommended but it works OK.
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    USB sound cards: SB Omni or Xonar U7?

    Dumb do I hook both my speakers and headphones with the G1?