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    How long have you used your power supply?

    I ran a SeaSonic X750 unit for about 7.5 years before something broke and it died on me. Before that I tended to only keep power supplies for the build I bought them for because I was usually not buying top shelf ones due to budget limits. Now I tend to buy power supplies with the goal of using...
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    Any matx X570 board?

    I wouldn't say it's anywhere abandoned. mATX still gets a whole lot of love, but just not on the high end with a few exceptions. There are mATX threadripper boards after all. I would say that generally the market for mATX boards trends towards value side of the equation. I've used a couple...
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    Tesla Model Y Production Starts November 2019

    They think assembly automation is going to be their savior but I think they are still struggling on the normal car company stuff. As far as I can tell, they have 2 years to figure it out. Almost everyone is bringing out their big guns in 2020, so if Tesla can't compete by then in quality...
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    Locked at 40x multi with i7-6700k and Maximus VIII Hero?

    I'm working on overclocking a new build but for some reason I seem to be locked at a 40x multiplier. I've disabled (at least so I think) all speedstep and any power reduction features. TPU is set to "Keep Current Settings" and CPU core ratio is set to "Sync All Cores" followed by a ratio limit...
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    Fox Uses Aereo’s Ruling to Attack Dish's Mobile Streaming Service

    It just isn't. I don't know where all this SCOTUS cloud paranoia is coming from. What Aereo did wasn't just storing recordings. They acted as the provider for the TV signals. That's the difference. When you use OneDrive, or DropBox, or even a TV focused cloud storage company YOU are providing...
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    Photos Of An NSA “Upgrade” Factory

    Reloading the firmware won't help, sorry. One of the specific capabilities they talked about in regards to this covert interception program was persistence of the malware.
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    Surface Pro 2 Tablet Gets a Quiet Speed Bump

    Funny you should mention that, my fiancee just started playing Civ V or her Pro 2 :D
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    Seasonic Topre Type Heaven Keyboard and S12G PSU Lucky Draw

    I want all the things to be Seasonic :D
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    HOT: Lenovo y410p 779.99

    This is the normal price. It's been at this price for months. In fact, I think it was actually available cheaper during the end of the back to school buying rush.
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    Windows 8 Pro Upgrade (Requires .edu email)

    Best deal, unless you have an .edu affiliation and access to DreamSpark. I can already get the 8.1 RTM free through DreamSpark and my school.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Oh man, if only I had the money for a rebuild. That thing is pure sexy. Especially in silver!
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    Shuttleworth: Ubuntu Desktop "On Its Own Will Die"

    And this is generally why I don't open a bunch of tabs...
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    Shuttleworth: Ubuntu Desktop "On Its Own Will Die"

    Oh man, if only I had the money for a rebuild. That thing is pure sexy. Especially in silver!
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    Scientist Banned From Revealing Codes To Start Luxury Cars

    If one guy can find it out, so can another. He should publish them. May sound terrible but I have a feeling the auto makers have known about the problem for awhile and have been slow to come up with a real solution.
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    8 GB Vs. 16 GB Gaming Rig

    I would shoot for a 2x8GB setup for 16GB total. It gives you more room for future games. Right now games with top end graphics recommend 8GB already.
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    Ecomaster / Enermax Coenus and Triathlor Lucky Draw

    Enermax PSU, it's what they're known for!
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    “Weird Paranoia” at Valve, Says Former Employee

    I agree, sounds like anyplace you could ever work. If I used that exact description talking to my coworkers they would probably figure I was talking about here!
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    Nook Sales Extended!

    Just FYI for anyone that doesn't already know... B&N is rumored to be shutting down their Nook division (as far as devices go). That would be why they are cutting the prices the way they are -- they're trying to clear out their stock.
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    Time Warner Bringing TV To The Xbox 360

    Fucking finally! I'm a TWC customer and it's been crazy that this hasn't been a thing sooner.
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    PSA: Avoid / due to creditcard fraud

    Sounds like what happened at Monoprice. Monoprice said they never were compromised but I was one of the people who had a fraudulent charge only a few days after placing an order at Monoprice. The sad thing is, it works kind of like "innocent until proven guilty". Where I work we had received...
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    ASUS & [H]ardOCP Haswell Z87 ROG Motherboard Giveaway! Week 2

    Secure erase because it's super convenient. It means not having to dig around for my USB tools thumb drive!
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    Stay with old(ish) PCP&C psu or something new?

    Really well built power supplies can last a long time without having any problems. Unless you are inclined to go for better efficiency and get an 80+ gold or 80+ platinum power supply don't worry about not replacing it.
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    Seagate 4TB Vs WD 3TB Red (can't decide)

    Just go for the space with the 4TB drives. Both use 1TB platters, both are 5400RPM and both have 64MB cache. Speed is probably going to be pretty similar between the two if not faster on the 4TB drives. Everyone has horror stories about every HD manufacturer and as far as the drives mentioned I...
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    Need a Tim recommendation

    I've tried a few different kinds of TIM and my favorite has been the PK-1 I currently have. I've had great results with it.
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    DirectPath on ESXi 5.1 not saving USB adapters

    Ah! Will I be able to downgrade "in place" or is a fresh install required?
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    DirectPath on ESXi 5.1 not saving USB adapters

    Nope, that didn't fix it. My USB devices still vanish after the reboot.
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    DirectPath on ESXi 5.1 not saving USB adapters

    I think I've found the issue... me passing my video card through is giving me that stuck-on-cnic_register problem. I think it's basically causing ESXi to never really finish loading and therefore never loading the USB passthrough.
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    DirectPath on ESXi 5.1 not saving USB adapters

    I need to be able to attach USB devices to certain hosts like printers and USB storage. When I first added them and rebooted the server it saved and I was able to add a thumb drive to a host to install an OS. At some point it seems that config vanished. Now when I try to add my USB adapters to...
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    Skyrim or Dishonored for $14.99 each

    I've gotten a few games from them over the years. I've never had any problems.
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    Skyrim or Dishonored for $14.99 each

    It's cheaper on their site by a couple dollars.
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    Batch file loop help, extra iteration?

    Works great, thanks! I've been trying to figure it our for hours today. Where did you happen to find that (one of the places I've been looking was stackoverflow)
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    Batch file loop help, extra iteration?

    I'm trying to put a batch file together to run a program on each logical drive on a system except for optical drives. It filters out the optical drives just fine but for some reason my echo of the built up command I am testing with runs one extra time except the variables have no values. It's...
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    Nook HD+ cheap in some states ($169 in AZ)

    Considering B&N just put the Play store in an update the device longevity is looking pretty decent.
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    Gearbox Responds To False Advertising Lawsuit

    With their logic, bait-and-switch should also have no repercussions.
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    LIAN LI PC-7HX Black Aluminum case @ - 50$ AR/Promo Code + FS

    No problem! Hopefully you like it :)
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    Back to the drawing board....

    RAM isn't cheap these days, at least not compared to the last time I was buying. RAM prices have doubled since then for 2x4GB DDR3 packs.
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    LIAN LI PC-7HX Black Aluminum case @ - 50$ AR/Promo Code + FS

    Not terribly much. Barely enough room to fit the power cables and SATA cables. The angled connector ones I used helped out and I would suggest using them but normal ones would still work. Space between the mobo tray and the side panel isn't huge but it isn't small enough to cause problems. The...
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    LIAN LI PC-7HX Black Aluminum case @ - 50$ AR/Promo Code + FS

    I have the case. I wrote a review that you can see on that page. If anyone has any questions I'd be happy to answer.
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    FX-8350 Marlboro ? lol

    Mine was also a recycled FX-8xxx piece.