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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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    Drives cutting out, new build

    Just upgraded, have an odd issue. Carried all my old drives over from my old system, 850 evo 250 gb, wd 3tb,old wd 250 gb, and a LG blu ray burner. All are sata. The evo and the 3tb wd seem to work right, but the other two drives are stalling. All drives worked right before the build...
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    MCW60 on a GTX970

    yeah i have some older WC equipment...hell my entire rig is getting very old. anyways looking to upgrade with the black friday sales. wondering if anyone knows if my old equipment will fit new hardware? yes i've searched google without much luck. planning on getting either a nvidia GTX...
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    what pump to get?

    little background: built my watercooling system custom probably about 7 or 8 years ago. i'm starting to think it might be nice to have a spare pump on hand for when mine dies....we all know its a matter of time ;) i have a used MCP655 which has been a great pump....but its getting old. bought...
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    windows keeps reassigning drive letter.

    normally i wouldn't care, but this is a drive that is used primarily over my network....it's becoming a real headache. system: windows 7 ultimate 64-bit. drive in question is a 3TB western digital my book external USB drive. i primarily use this drive for media storage and access it over...
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    Metal TV stand as wireless antenna

    Had a thought... Don't see why this wouldn't work. Have a minix android box for my TV, on the network wireless ac. My TV stand is a metal frame and glass type. If I were to wrap the android box antenna with some wire, and then screw the other end into the frame of the TV stand, would that...
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    is the pivos xios DS any good?

    before anyone asks, yes i have done a bit of goolge searching and so far this looks like it will suit my needs. more so looking for if anyone has any experience or knows if i can pull off what i'm looking for out of a home theater device. what i'm looking for: - streaming my media...
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    need help with home theater

    so here's what i'm looking for out of a very simple home theater: would like to stream video and music over my wireless network want to play old nintendo and other games on emulators with USB controllers. simple to ask i figure...don't care much about sound or any extras. i don't watch...
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    looking for new headphones - suggestions?

    my old sony headphones are finally starting to die out. crackling with bass....ugh. had them around 10 years now i think so i can't really complain. so i'd like some recommendations. i've leaned more towards sony headphones in the past simply due to the fact that i find them well balanced in...
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    mobo will not accept manual clock

    my guess is my mainboard is on its way to the grave, but any ideas...please lay them on me guys. the situation is this: system working fine, nicely overclocked on water. then after a restart i notice the CPU is back to its stock clock. thought there was an error, bios went to default, need a...
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    ati 5770 -> 6850 worth it?

    friend of mine wants to get rid of his 6850 for $60 (CAN).....seriously thinking about it, just wanted to know what everyone thinks. i have googled some reviews comparing to a 5770 and although its significantly faster its not a massive gain. i also want to watercool with a swiftech MCW60...
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    HDD compatibility

    long story short, i am looking to upgrade my storage...in a big way. i currently have 2x 250GB drives and let me tell you brothers, its not enough. i'm thinking i would like to go with 2x 3TB or even 4TB drives. here's the issue though: my system is getting a bit old. i have no plans to...
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    need new headphones

    got the itch for some new headphones, mostly because i can't get a good mic that will clip onto my shirt! so now i'm looking for a good set of gaming headphones that has the mic arm. didn't want to go this route but oh well... i picked up some turtle beach earforce z2's on sale today, and i...
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    help me build my dream home network!

    so i think i may need to build a simple server for my home network. unfortunately i have absolutely no idea where to start, yes i have been searching and have also had trouble finding specific things. currently have a d-link DIR-655 and it sucks my left nut. if i can do what i need with a...
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    router recommendation plz!

    so i am finally able to upgrade my internet in a big way. still have to confirm but its looking like i'm going from a 6mb DSL connection to a 28mb cable....HOT DAMN! couldn't get anything else before due to crappy availability in my area. to go with this i'm getting VOIP so i can ditch my...
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