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  1. Pyroja

    How long have you used your power supply?

    I currently have an XFX Black Edition 850w that I bought in February of 2011 to replace my BFG PSU that died just a few months after the company went under. Which meant they couldn't honor their lifetime warranty Anyhow, still using it 8.5yrs later. It originally powered a Q6600 OC'd to 3.5ghz...
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    Athlon 64 x2 bottlenecking?

    I get the impression that the old CPU is a purposeful choice for a "retro" gaming system. But I mean, for D2 it's way more than what should be necessary. I played D2 on an iMac G3 back in the day.
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    Athlon 64 x2 bottlenecking?

    Other people have already covered it, but I'll say roughly the same thing: If there's one thing I remember about the early 64-bit days, it's that XP 64-bit was a mess that almost never worked right. It seems like a waste, but go with XO 32-bit. With 2gb of system RAM and 1gb of VRAM, I don't...
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    3900x with 360 Aio 81 degrees?

    I'll give a reapply a try tonight, see what that gets me. Lowering the voltage brought temps down a bit, but brought performance down too. EDIT: Gave it a go with the two line method. Saw no real difference. Guess I'll just live with my machine being a bit louder than I'd like and hope these...
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    3900x with 360 Aio 81 degrees?

    I have a 3900x cooled with an Enermax LiqTech II 360 and when running the AIDA64 stress test for an hour I was right around 83c and all cores at 4ghz. For me, it's not the load temps that bother me. I can do a Cinebench R20 run and stay down near 70c. That's fine. I expect the fans to ramp up...
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    Triple Monitor Mount for 34" + 2x27" PLP?

    Thanks for the help y'all! I got the stand and it's working great. Spun Ducky, you're right, there's a lot of fine adjustment involved in getting everything lined up. Not the easiest process but aside from that it's working as well as I could hope. For what it's worth, the clamp works just fine...
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    Triple Monitor Mount for 34" + 2x27" PLP?

    So I currently have a 34" 21:9 display and I will soon be getting two 27" displays to go alongside it. Ideally, I'd like to have the 27" monitors in portrait mode (good for reading documents and such). What'd be perfect is if I could get them all on on monitor mount, clamped to my desk. Anyone...
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    The Verge Ridiculed for "How We Built a $2000 Custom Gaming PC" Video

    Linus has tons of subs because Linus has been consistently putting out quality content for years. Science Studio is... Man, he's just not good. I used to be a subscriber, but his non-stop condescending attitude was bad enough to make me unsub. I have no idea how he gains subs while someone like...
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    astronomical GPU prices?

    And like all the others except for the $2k+ one, it's out of stock.
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    astronomical GPU prices?

    About that...
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    AMD confirms Power Issue for RX 480, blames memory bus, will patch

    Just curious: Has anyone actually done the testing required to back up that statement? We know what a 970 draws in its stick form, but it there anyone out there that has tested user OC'd cards to make sure they aren't overdrawing from the PCI-E slot? I've been reading reports that this is a lot...
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    These Headphones' Designers Think We Are All Idiots

    Kind of exactly my point, though? Yeah, folks like us spend $130 on headphones, we want $130 worth of sound quality out of them. Because they're headphones and they're supposed to sound good and very little else matters. The Axent Wears aren't a $130 set of headphones, though. They're a $130...
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    These Headphones' Designers Think We Are All Idiots

    Are we supposed to pretend that those eBay headphones don't look like dollar store knockoffs of the Axent Wears? I guess Nintendo needs to rethink it's pricing on the 3DS given that the Neo Double is on the market. Also, I find it interesting you criticize the mic on the Axent Wears, considering...
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    Apple Says Spotify Is Breaking The Rules

    You do know that Steam takes a cut of in-game purchases, right?
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    These Headphones' Designers Think We Are All Idiots

    They don't sound that bad. Tbh you're getting your money's worth, but you may not think so if the only thing that matters to you is how good a set of cans sound. Yes, you're not getting $130 worth of pure headphones. You are getting $130 worth of headphones + external speakers + fashion...
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    Apple Says Spotify Is Breaking The Rules

    All these people losing their shit over Apple taking a 30% cut must really hate Steam.
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    RX 480 post mortem - the good, the bad, and the ugly.

    I have an ACX 2.0 GTX 970. It's a damned quiet card.
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    RX 480 post mortem - the good, the bad, and the ugly.

    How relevant is that if the fan never hits 100% unless you force it there? Every review states that under load the fan never gets loud enough to be a nuisance. Yes, you can force the fan to scream like a banshee, but so what? Should AMD relabel 50% as 100% so it's no longer an issue?
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    RX 480 post mortem - the good, the bad, and the ugly.

    Where are people getting that this is a loud card? I've watched like 8 different video reviews, and every one of them concluded the card was about as quiet as you could expect from a blower. I've heard no reviewer come out and say it's exceptionally loud... But oh man, every negative forum post...
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    AMD Radeon RX 480 Video Card Review @ [H]

    Yeah, but AMD failed by being AMD. If they were nVidia, this would be a huge win (notice people already saying the unreleased unannounced 1060 will be such a better card than the 480). nVidia releases a $700 card that performs marginally better than their previous $600 card: "OMGWTFBBQ NV IS...
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    AMD Radeon RX 480 Video Card Review @ [H]

    A damn solid card. If I didn't already have a 970, I'd pick one of these up. Kudos to AMD, they raised the midrange performance bar. Can't wait to see what Vega brings to the table.
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    Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia is officially a billionaire!

    >"Tech industry is made of concrete, nothing has changed in the past 20 years!" >Google didn't exist 20 years ago Also... HP? AOL? Palm? RIM? Nokia? 3Com? Yahoo? Lycos?
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    Quake Turns 20

    Man, I need to do another playthrough of this. It's been far too long!
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    1080s best selling high-end GPU in history

    Isn't this always the case?
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    1080s best selling high-end GPU in history

    Humans in general, yes.
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    [T-Mobile Customers] Free stuff, every Tuesday

    I think the pizza quality varies by location, as well. The Domino's near my old office made a pretty solid pizza. Not mind-blowing but never a disappointment. Meanwhile, the one in my hometown (owned by the same people) can't even compare to the local Little Caesar's. I've tried them now three...
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    Do You Pronounce it GIF or JIF?

    The G in graphics is a hard G, therefore the G in GIF is a hard G. If you say it with a soft G, most people are gonna think you're talking about peanut butter.
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    Looks like apple notebooks will be using polaris from amd

    The interesting thing is that this describes exactly how I feel. I guess we're both done here.
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    Looks like apple notebooks will be using polaris from amd

    Literally your only argument for "MAC NEEDS DGPU" is... "They should!" Why? Why should they? I mean, if they did it, cool. Yay more power, all for it. But it's not like they don't offer that choice. They do offer the choice. You can get an M370x in the MBP. I chose not to because I don't need...
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    Looks like apple notebooks will be using polaris from amd

    >"Man you're really bad at searching" >Somehow misses that 2 of the 3 results had 4k displays I mean, you can see the search filters listed right there in the screencap. I have a 15" laptop with a quad-core i7 with an SSD and a high-DPI display. Those are the features that matter to me (Well...
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    Looks like apple notebooks will be using polaris from amd

    I'm actually really good at it. Sorry.
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    Looks like apple notebooks will be using polaris from amd

    Y'know, for kicks, I went to NewEgg and ticked off the features my MBP has, to see how PC laptops compared. And y'know, there were similar options that had graphic cards. But they were all Quadros, and they were all more expensive than my MBP. Huh. That cheaper HP is pretty close... But it...
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    Looks like apple notebooks will be using polaris from amd

    Then go buy a laptop from one of those other manufacturers. Apple clearly isn't targeting your market. I'd like to see them cram dGPUs in lower tier products because I'm always a fan of getting more for my money, but for me (and I reckon a LARGE portion of Mac users), the lack of a dGPU has not...
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    Looks like apple notebooks will be using polaris from amd

    I didn't buy a MacBook Pro for gaming so the lack of a dGPU really isn't an issue. I'm a web dev and that's the platform many web devs use. A Windows system would be a joke for that application (I can see MS trying to rectify this by adding Bash support in Win10, so kudos to them). I'm excited...
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    [T-Mobile Customers] Free stuff, every Tuesday

    Damn, I was a couple days late for the Warcraft ticket =(
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    Man Blames Tesla Model X For Crashing Into Building

    This is hardly unique to women. Men do it every bit as much. I mean, I've been in that situation before and have pulled my foot off the gas before wrecking anything too, but... Most people freeze up in panic situations. It's a totally normal thing to do. If it wasn't normal, we wouldn't need...
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    Overwatch Is A Global Hit With 7 Million Players - And Counting

    I think the big challenge for a lot of new people with this game is dropping the idea that dying is bad and convincing them that K/D ratio doesn't matter. The number of times I've been on a losing team because teammates are afraid they'll die if they try to get on the objective is mind-boggling...
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    Intel CEO: Most People Only Replace A PC After 5-6 Years

    I ran a Q6600 system for five years before I felt the need to upgrade. Three years ago, I moved on up to the 4770k. Intel hasn't given me any real reason to upgrade since then. What would a 6700k get me that an OC wouldn't? My money would be far better spent on upgrading from my GTX970 to...
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