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    Just installed my first cooler. Now what?

    Sweet, thanks. Lynnfield :cool: That was my first desktop
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    Just installed my first cooler. Now what?

    Hi everyone, I've been meaning to get an aftermarket cooler and try out overclocking for some time now, and yesterday I finally did it. I taped most of it and took a bunch of pictures as well, here's the link to the post about it...
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    Ant Simulator Canceled, Devs Spent Kickstarter Money On Booze and Strippers

    Despicable, those types of people ruin it for the honest people trying to get some wind under their wings.
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    390X or 980 for the long run?

    Even though I was partial to AMD, I'd say either is a good choice right now. Just keep an eye out for sales or wait till Black Friday and make your buy.
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    Fallout 4

    Then I have some solace since I ended up not buying it right away :) Though my compulsive saving habits would probably mitigate the crashing problem.
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    Can I reuse my Windows 10 key with new motherboard, RAM, CPU?

    You might even be able to go and manually edit the fields where Windows looks to check hardware. I know you can change the name in the registry, but I'm not sure if Windows looks deeper than that.
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    How many old farts here stil play pc games?

    I'm not quite up to everyone's level here, but I have a feeling I probably will be in some years :D
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    Facebook Messenger Adds Fast Photo Sharing Using Face Recognition

    Just wait until they tap into facial expression recognition...
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    Gabe Newell: Valve's Steam Machines Outperform Consoles At Same Price Point

    I'm sure SteamOS will progress more rapidly, at the very least. I'll reserve judgment for now, I suppose.
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    Best Linux distro.. "best"..

    Yeah I can see the style being off putting to some, but functionality comes first. Compatibility is nice, but seamless integration is better. Nobody wants to start a presentation, only to notice halfway through some text box trails off the screen, or some link stopped working.
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    Talk me out of building a budget AMD gaming rig?

    Yeah, plus if you're doing light gaming you could even rock a G3250. The only scenarios I would justify an AMD processor are: big sale/combo or video editing + BF4 gaming. Sadly, Intel's pricing and specs leave only a small window for a rational customer to choose the competition.
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    Sennheiser’s $55,000 Headphones Sound Like Heaven On Earth

    Exactly, there is an emergent property when all these select pieces are painstakingly assembled, imbued, and christened -- allowing for angels and saints themselves to sing directly into your ear canal.
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    High cpu temp on stock cooling 4790k

    Same exact issue, similar name. Probably, I guess one message board of PC geeks isn't enough to tell you that your thermal paste is probably the cause.
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    Gamergate Movie In Development, May Star Scarlett Johansson

    I didn't either until I saw the reference a couple times too many... So I went and looked. I wish I hadn't.
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    Fallout 4

    The PC version most likely has controller support.
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    Best Linux distro.. "best"..

    I really have to force myself to start using Libre Office - so sick and tired of Microsoft's BS
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    Fallout 4

    I'm debating buying and playing this now, or getting it on a steam sale in 2016 for like $20-30. Well, I am between jobs right now...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Wow that looks really sharp. I had no idea things like this existed. I was in the market for something like this over the summer.
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    I've betrayed my country

    Why switch camps now? I would wait until the next showdown, it might be a little more exciting than the last line of cards (from both companies) released.
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    Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Automatic Spying Cannot Be Stopped

    Sooo... How does Apple respect their customer's privacy, relatively speaking? Might not be a bad time to build a hackintosh!
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    Best Linux distro.. "best"..

    I don't mean to backtrack the discussion, but I find myself using Lubuntu and Mint more than anything, Ubuntu recently as well. Though sometimes I really wish you could just have the all the best parts of each Linux distro packaged into one. That's the dilemma though. Haven't had any reasons to...
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    Linus Torvalds Doesn't Like Bad Code

    There's a difference between being a "straight shooter" or blunt, and being professional and tactful. From OP's snippet, Linus is venting and raging a little without contributing back to what he is knocking down. Pissed with the quality of work being submitted recently? Take a breath, bite...
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    The Best Graphics Cards at Every Price Point. AMD vs Nvidia.

    Have there been no attempts for a 3rd company to enter the GPU market? I'm sure there are a lot of reasons not to, but it can't be impossible. In fact, if done right, it could be very lucrative.
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    Malware removal

    Roger that. So suit up and get uBlock origin and NoScript! Good luck
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    Malware removal

    Well said. That's my preferred method, reformat & reinstall fresh :) OP, thoroughly removing malware infections is a dirty business, since there really aren't any ways to guarantee 100% removal. I shuddered when I learned about boot sector viruses. The best defense malware is prevention.
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    Should You Buy A Sound Card?

    I stand by the speakers at concerts, so probably not for me :D
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    Antivirus That Mimics The Brain Could Catch More Malware

    I mean, a large part of virus detection already has something in common with the human mind: the use of heuristics. What's funny to me is that people who fall for click bait or phishing links are likely relying on some silly heuristic when they let in a virus ;)
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    First website, looking for tips (wordpress)

    For themes on Wordpress, there are plenty of sharp looking free ones - they'll just have the authors name at the bottom or something, and may not have the high quality stock/background pictures, which is fine. As far as security and managing users, I have Wordfence which scans your Wordpress...
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    Virtual Box not loading OS iso while installing for Linux

    I have ISOs and machines running off non-primary partitions, separate from where my OS is located. But I'm running Windows as host and Linux as guests - which is the recommended setup most of the time. Are you that limited on your internal storage?
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    Hit a Folding (Stanford) milestone? Post it here:

    Broke a million recently. It helped to enable GPU folding ;) Now I appear on the top folders for my team!
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