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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    The more I think about it the more I think I agree - never really been a fan of curved monitors.
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    I have been working on frame capping and other settings with some minor improvements but nothing "game changing" - I think my monitor just sucks. What are opinions on this for 230$? https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Monitor-Display-Response-DisplayPort/dp/B09S5ZZ5V7 Im leaning towards VA panel...
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    Yeah playing with that, good advice :) Hrm. I have owned Nvidia and AMD (well actually back when ATI) and have for the most part had best luck with NVIDIA. Haha I remember the voodoo days! Yes I always try for DP over HDMI when I can. Audio over hdmi.... pthhhhhh Thanks for the input :)
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    dfgsdfg Yes I have noticed this for quite some time, seems to be a PITA. OMG you are so right - ALWAYS wondered why a console with shatty specs can look better than a PC. Does seem to be partly due to controller analog sticks motion speed is just a joke compared to a mouse. Okay something to...
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    Thank you everyone for the great info! I agree OLED might be overboard for me but I am indeed on the fence about VA vs IPS. If Im going to spend a chunk of change inky blacks are a big deal for me. (I know thats OLED but Im not sure I want to go "crazy" $ wise just for casual gaming) I used to...
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    Oh. Like you make alot of money off gsync/freesync licensing or some other licensing? Wasnt saying licensing in general was stupid just that its silly that basically the same VRR tech under different names cost different amounts.
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    Thanks. From what I have read its basically a (stupid) licensing thing. I am assuming the support for gsync/freesync/activesync is done on the hardware side vs software? Thanks again GoldenTiger.
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    Nice, thanks! - with an nvidia card do I have to get specially gsync or can I can rely on it working with AMD freesync? (I know thats a common question and have read about it just wanted opinions) Also with a monitor saying it is "active sync" what on earth does that mean when compared to...
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    Please forgive my ignorance as I have been out of the scene for a while and I guess Im just not an expert with the way that screens work with inputs. I was going to take some videos but then I was just like whatever waste of time, might not relay things correctly. I currently have an i7 8700...
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    Recommended online retailers?

    I search the FORUMS at slickdeals.net (ignore the "frontpage")
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    Help me organize / get my shiznit in gear - about 10 TB+ of data and growing

    Disclaimer: big read TLDR; I have 2x new 14TB WD140EDGZ USB drives but no NAS yet, I want the best way to safeguard 10TB+ of data between them. I have unlimited home backblaze plan and 2TB Dropbox. I have unlimited comcast gigabit (down) but its upload sucks ass at 40Mbps. Environment...
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    converting a WD 3.5" 14 TB external drive to 4K sectors

    Im guessing I picked up the same drive you did (got 2 of them) and man - these things rock. What Im more curious about is if anyone made/leaked a firmware that "unlocks" these drives to true 7200 RPM performance. Is yours WD140EDGZ like mine? I've read from multiple sources that these are...
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    Coffee Lake in old LGA 1151 (H4) socket

    Thats too bad, but thanks for the insight. The bad: I have no idea how to edit a bios (other than changing the post logo once like 10 years ago) but the good is I might know a guy and I have a few of these to burn so if I brick one NBD. Thanks again.
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    Coffee Lake in old LGA 1151 (H4) socket

    I have a handful of HP EliteDesk 800 G3 w/ Motherboard 906309-001, LGA 1511. Stock with Skylake i5 6500T. I was able to get one to boot with an i7 6700 (also Skylake) but not an i7 8700 (Coffee Lake). Bios beeps 3 short 5 long. (interwebs mention 4 long but no 5) I know that intel redid...
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    Windows 10, New Features, DO NOT WANT

    Thanks for the tip, but it would be irrelevant where I could install it ie at home, might re-join my domain once or twice a year. Its relevant when Im imaging 20+ machines a day with an image where anything even close to autohotkey is not allowed or desired.
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    Windows 10, New Features, DO NOT WANT

    How can I make WIN + Pause bring up normal control panel Advanced system properties instead of the stupid win10 ghettro "About" screen? (yes theres a link on the right for it after that but it disgusts me to even have to see it for 2 sec) Thanks.
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    Windows May update 21H1

    How can I make WIN + Pause bring up normal control panel Advanced system properties instead of the stupid win10 ghettro "About" screen? (yes theres a link on the right for it after that but it disgusts me to even have to see it for 2 sec) Thanks.
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    RAID 0 x8 older SSD... worth it?

    Yup you both sound about exactly right, kinda why I was both curious and at the same time "eh?" I have some spare hardware lying around in the garage but not raid cards. sinisterDei - do you have sff cables for those cards? If so PM me what you would want for a card + the cables. I think I...
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    RAID 0 x8 older SSD... worth it?

    I have a handful of Sandisk x300 128 SSD's from ewaste pulls. I was thinking of buying a used older raid card with cache and throwing 8 of them in raid 0 to play with. Would the assumed possible performance of something like this be even worth it vs a modern drive on an M.2 or even sata III...
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    Recommend an inexpensive but reliable (obviously) PSU for 8x SATA drives

    The PSU in my 26 TB box (8x 4TB RAID 6) died. I require a replacement. The MB is some cheapo MSI micro ATX. I believe the raid controller is an older areca 188X. Need a solid inexpensive meat n potatoes PSU where the biggest requirement is the 12v SATA rail(s). Previously used a bunch of y...
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    Logitech G602 $22.99 @ Best Buy

    All of those macro buttons seem overkill / might get in the way but my brain is old / primitive. Might consider tho based on your recommendation as I have considered the M510 as the cornerstone of wireless mice for about a decade now. Thanks.
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    New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 details surfaced!!!

    Since I was expecting the original stalker to be more like a traditional FPS I got frustrated with it at first (think dgz's post) Dying was just stupid easy without a tip toe / surviavalist approach. I also didnt feel there was enough direction provided by the game. But thats eventually what...
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    4A Games Logo

    I guess I see it. Not that impressed. Thanks :)
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    New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 details surfaced!!!

    Since you mention it, Im surpried how bad Metro Exodus performs even on decent hardware. Its almost a "but will it run Crysis" scenario.
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    4A Games Logo

    Okay I guess Im just stoopid - can someone explain the 4A Games logo to me? (as in what is the first shape (irregular pentagon) representing - assuming a "4" but how so?)
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    New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 details surfaced!!!

    Very excited for this. The original S.T.A.L.K.E.R series and popular mods (Lost Alpha, CoP Misery, Call of Chernobyl etc.) are some of my best memories of single player gaming. Would be great to see (and hoping/expecting) for modders to re-create the original series on this updated engine.
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    hot: lian li pc-o11 dynamic white $111.99 with FREE "lian li cable strimer 24 pin cable"

    Lian Li - almost forgot about them, havent had one of those since my PC-7N waaaay back in the day. (since marriage and kids I dont get to have much fun anymore) That case is sick... but the crooked Ryzen sticker is driving me NUTS!
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    DOOM ETERNAL Announced with Trailer

    The thing I disliked about 2016 (and looks like this too) was lack of option for at least a little bit of head bob. Felt like doom guy was floating in the air.
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    Office 2019 Is Now Available for Windows and Mac

    perpetual licensing does not allow you to "own" anything, just the right to use it.
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    China Stealing US Tech

    Here for the /s band-wagon And in other news, the sky is sometimes blue.
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    Backpage.com Shut Down by FBI

    Underage sex, trafficking, rape etc etc = all bad things. The real reason the FBI did this is.... money. Yes, money. Billions of dollars are lost (not collected) every year due to the fact that prostitution is not taxed from either end of the trick. When myredbook got taken down (northern...
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    Research Finds Visiting Pirate Sites Leads to More Malware

    In other news the world is flat http://fe2018.com/
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    Parental Controls - school tablets

    Ive been given the ultra fun task /s of setting up 130 android tablets for a bunch of kindergarters at a new school. I figured out how to manage them in the G suite and push apps etc, that wasnt too bad. I was asked to put "Parental Controls" on them, but when I search for this I see a ton of...
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    Cisco RV042 gateway to gateway - routers not even trying to connect?

    I got it working after updating their firmwares. I guess thats a simple thing I should have tried earlier, but it was never an issue before. I dont like to update firmware/bios unless absolutely necessary. And, low and behold, the 2nd one actually bricked after the firmware update. I had to...
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    Cisco RV042 gateway to gateway - routers not even trying to connect?

    This is my next step, will try it tonight. Thanks.
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    Cisco RV042 gateway to gateway - routers not even trying to connect?

    Thank you kindly for the advise. I will apply it all tomorrow when I am back in the lab.
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    Chevrolet Beats Tesla in Consumer Reports EV Range Test

    OMG what kind of crack were the designers at GM smoking when they designed the EV1? That thing is absolutely hideous. :vomit:
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