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    34" UW vs. Dual Setup

    Hi, I have a budget of ~$1,000 for my monitor setup. I'm debating between the Dell AW 34" Ultrawide or a dual 27" monitor setup. I plan on using these for photo/video editing and gaming on the side. The allure of the AW 34" is its ability to reproduce color fairly accurately while offering a...
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    Comcast Quietly Fired Hundreds in Direct Sales before Christmas

    Based on headcount, they technically are classified as a small business.
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    Comcast Quietly Fired Hundreds in Direct Sales before Christmas

    You twits need to stop saying "trickle down" as if it's an actual phrase or position posited by supply-side economists. It was a pejorative term created by Keynesian economists. You twits.
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    Nintendo Switch Is The Fastest-Selling Video Game Console Ever In The US

    I've been tempted to buy one since Black Friday but the game list hasn't impressed me yet. Zelda, Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart are definite winners but everything else seemed just okay. Now if they were to port some classic NES games like Contra, TMNT, The Simpsons, Streets of Rage, Ninja...
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    Raja Leaves Radeon Technologies Group for Now

    I respect AMD's decision to let him take the 3 months but they'll pay the price in productivity by letting Lisa take on another role. 3 months is a bit ridiculous unless it's for medical reasons. I work 70-80 hours a week as a manager in a corporate setting. There are times you get burnt out...
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    Rumored Pricing for Intel Coffee Lake CPUs

    I've been out of the PC scene since I built my Sandy Bridge system (i7-2700k in...'12?). I've heard a lot of hype for Ryzen, but is this a reiteration/incremental step up from Kaby Lake? Looking to build a new system for photo/video editing with minimal gaming on the side.
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    UK Parliament Members Urge Brits To Boycott Amazon

    Didn't take long for someone to use 'trick down economy' as a counter as if it was espoused by economists on the right. It's called supply side vs demand side for a reason you nitwits.
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    PCPer Questions TheKanter on Ryzen

    My takeaways (please correct me if I'm wrong): 1) Cautiously optimistic about Ryzen 2) Performance should theoretically fall in between Ivy and Broadwell but not buying into marketing claims like "40% improvement in IPC" 3) AMD's move to outsource producing their chips and business structure...
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    Female Composers in Games Industry See Gender-Based Pay Penalty, New Study Finds

    Equal pay for equal work laws, in my estimation, hinders anyone that is going to be under-qualified or biased against. It takes away the only advantage a person has if the recruiter has prejudice. At least if the recruiter is going to be sexist or (insert reason), he'll make the company incur...
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    Robots To Replace Fast Food Workers

    Just out of curiosity, do you know for example, McDonald's operating expenses vs. gross sales vs. net profit? I'd like to see the validity of either side of this debate's case.
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    Former Valve Economist Quits As Finance Minister Of Greece

    QUOTED..FOR...TRUTH.... if the Greeks hadn't rejected the Polish economists before all this started who pushed for a free enterprise system, they wouldn't be in this awful situation.
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    The Crazy Training Schedule Of Pro Gamers

    *Sigh*... it's as if you purposely cherry pick a phrase and then run with it. This will be my last post simply because you cannot grasp the point of this dialogue. The relevant job xp merely demonstrated the trade off versus living as a pro gamer. This whole dialogue has been about trade...
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    The Crazy Training Schedule Of Pro Gamers

    That's quite a plan you got there and a lot of "ifs". Pro game at 16, take a couple years off, and then go to college? Aren't most Pro Gamers in their early 20s, at least from the articles I've read. That's not a couple years, that's a few years which can make a big difference. So what...
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    The Crazy Training Schedule Of Pro Gamers

    That's not true...at all. Any decent applicant puts only the relevant experience that pertains to the job you're applying for. I can't believe I have to spell this out but I will. You're not listing your life's story on your resume. You're listing relevant job experiences that will grab a...
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    The Crazy Training Schedule Of Pro Gamers

    You didn't read between the lines but attacked a strawman. When did I say that a degree is so important? If anything, I said the complete opposite and claimed that a degree alone is not enough. Job experience and connections/networking are much more important nowadays. I have many friends at...
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    The Crazy Training Schedule Of Pro Gamers

    I don't think I ever said "quit" but if your options are 'go pro' or 'go home'... how about a medium? You should watch the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on players going broke. It illustrates the same point I'm emphasizing, which is that you better have a good backup plan. A lot of it starts...
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    The Crazy Training Schedule Of Pro Gamers

    I think we just don't put as much weight on degrees as you. Degrees alone only get your resume glanced at by a serious recruiter. Without relevant experience at a higher age, your resume only looks worse compared to a fresh graduate. Why? Because a pro gamer spent 5 years doing something...
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    The Crazy Training Schedule Of Pro Gamers

    I don't think pro gamer advocates realize just how tough the job market is right now, unless you're in a rare, specialized field. The attributes listed that pro gaming brings such as hard work, dedication, teamwork, leadership, etc. doesn't necessarily translate in an office environment. An...
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    The Crazy Training Schedule Of Pro Gamers

    I can attest to the value of having related job skills when applying to a corporate job. I'm currently at an electronics corporation with 20K+ employees and the directors here won't even breath on a resume if there's no relevant job skill. There's no "A for effort" for a well paying job. You...
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    Awesome E-Mail of the Day

    People need to realize that even though China's GDP is at an all-time high in recent years, their 'per capita' GDP is much less than the U.S.
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    Awesome E-Mail of the Day

    World War II happened and the fleeing socialist professors in Europe infected the schools in America and thus you have the paradigm shift in economic thought, among other social issues.
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    SeaSonic M12II Power Supply Lucky Draw

    The m12D 750W. It handles everything thrown at it.
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    Best USB Sound Card sub-$100?

    I'm looking to buy a new usb sound card to take full advantage of my audio technica ath-50s but I've never dealt with usb sound cards. Any recommendations under $100? Thanks.
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    Galaxy 6 Weeks of Christmas GPU Giveaway! Week 6

    Galaxy triple fan cards will be great for noise and cooling :).
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    Galaxy 6 Weeks of Christmas GPU Giveaway! Week 3

    Great driver support and interface ui.
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    AMD Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire Bundle Lucky Draw

    Driver Support!!!!!!!!
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    [H]ardOCP & ASUS GeForce GTX 660Ti DirectCU II Giveaway

    Physx + Borderlands 2 :)
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    CM Storm Scout Side Fan Grill

    I just installed two 120mm CM fans on my CM Storm Scout side panel but they're really loud without a fan grill. I was wondering if someone could inform me of the difference between a simple fan grill and a grill w/ a mesh. Does the simple fan grill reduce noise and perform on a similar level...
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    Antec Case & PSU Combo Lucky Draw!!!!!

    I own an Antec 900 from a while back and it's still sturdy with solid airflow. The 750 gamer PSU has been nothing short of great.
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    Corsair "Barebones" Christmas Giveaway!

    I like their fast rebates, consistent products, and this giveaway!
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    Four Weeks of Galaxy Give-Aways!

    I need a card upgrade like none other.
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    Four Weeks of Galaxy Give-Aways!

    I'm currently using a HIS 5770 and it is hard to benefit from BF3's Frostbite 2 engine on low settings/resolution. Plus I prefer Nvidia's cards.
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    Sapphire 6970 High Pitched Fan Noise

    Thanks for the replies. Looks like I'm going to have to RMA it :(.
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    Sapphire 6970 High Pitched Fan Noise

    So the past few weeks there's been a constant high pitched noise that would occur from time to time and I narrowed it down to my GPU fan. I actually try slowing down the fan, even to the point where I forced my finger to stop it for a second, and turns out the noise is coming from the fan. I...
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    Corsair Giveaway - Force Series™ GT 180GB Solid-State Hard Drive

    I need a SSD to load some programs faster (e.g. BF3, OS).
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    Antec Kuhler 620/vid card temps ok?

    I just installed my Antec Kuhler 620 to cool my AMD 965 Black Edition and my temps are ~30C idle and ~45-50C full load. My video card idles around 55C and ~75-80C full load, but I haven't overclocked either so I'm a bit worried that's a bit high. Can anyone comment?
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    Air cooling vs Antec Kuhler 620

    To those who responded and have a full loop system, how much did you pay for it? I'm assuming you used XSPC to custom build?
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    Air cooling vs Antec Kuhler 620

    Okay, thanks for confirming. I guess I'll go for a good air cooler then, seeing it's typically on sale more.
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    Air cooling vs Antec Kuhler 620

    Hi everyone. I was reading Hardocp's reviews of the Corsair A70 (and other air coolers) and Antec Kuhler 620 to see which cooler to buy. Is it just me, or are the temps so similar that coolers like Corsair's A70, Thermalright HR-02 Macho, and other air coolers are obviously the winner...
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