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  1. techie81

    Insane GPU prices in 2022 WTF?

    Simply, vote with your wallet.
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    Soapbox - is it any good?

    Maybe this just means people are getting their mental illness treated? Political memes thread is money.
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    AIO or air for midrange system?

    I have the Corsair iCUE H115i and its really good but honestly I am afraid of longevity and would rather use something like the Noctua Redux.
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    Going to try the Asrock 670E TaiChi.

    I have the Asus Z690-P D4 and I can tell you the BIOS has caused frequent issues (memory, OC, etc., FWIW. I really am loving MSI these days.
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    Is this UPS dead or is it just the batteries?

    How is the smart key UPS brand? Seems like they get good reviews... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B098QFH93L/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3I43SR3E5GPMC&th=1
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    Article: Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome enhanced spellcheck feature exposes passwords

    Thanks for this, I had no idea I had it on enhanced until I saw this and switched it to basic. Hoping they fix this sooner than later.
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    Fry's Electronics permanently closing Feb 24, 2021

    It would be nice to have a Frys locally (again). No microcenter anywhere within a few hours. Too bad they closed down. Some really good memories buying parts there...
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    RARE!!! Boxed 1987 Adlib Music Synthesizer DOS ISA Sound Card

    Ah, memories. I'll give them $3.50
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    Windows 11 reveal coming June 24th

    Installed the Win 11 22H2 update on my other computer today. Seems like everything went well EXCEPT it unregistered my computer from teamviewer. That was Fing annoying. Otherwise, the new task manager seems more informative and the theme is dark.
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    EVGA will no longer do business with NVIDIA

    Damn, eVGA was an awesome video card company. I knew that even if the card went bad, they would make it right. Sad.
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    Update: They received her phone 8/31 and we received the credit 9/6. Not too bad!
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    Nvidia : Market Manipulation

    lol at nerd rage
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    X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

    Man, I feel like I dodged a bullet. I REALLY wanted that board but it was out of stock everywhere when I got my 5900X. I went with the MSI Tomahawk instead and so far it's been solid. I agree with the others, SELL IT.
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    G.Skill - waiting 2 days and counting for RMA action - is this normal for them?

    Seems normal for any business after a 3 day weekend. Sucks but is the reality.
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    Google just got her phone today, so let's see how long it takes.
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    Holy smokes, really? From when they received it? We are waiting on the same thing.
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    We just upgraded the wifes phone from a iPhone XR to a Pixel 6a and galaxy watch 5. So far she loves it, no complaints. I think I may wait to upgrade my 4a to the 7a? not sure yet.
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    Friend's PC is going haywire after GPU died, I have no idea what could be wrong.

    Each version of the BIOS has different ways it interacts with the ram. This is a really easy tweak to see if you can get around the issue with very little risk.
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    Friend's PC is going haywire after GPU died, I have no idea what could be wrong.

    Just to reiterate again, you need to try to manually bump up the memory voltage. It looks like the XMP profile is pushing 1.35V.
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    World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

    Worked for me.
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    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    Anyone update and have any feedback?
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    The Official Guild Wars 2 thread

    I wouldn't mind playing this again, very cool. I've never played the expansions so that will be a new experience too.
  23. techie81

    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    Just installed 13 on my 4a, so far so good. Supposedly, a lot of fixes. We will probably move to a 6a soon.
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    Zen3 prices rise

    Yup, I've noticed the same, not just with AMD but with Intel too. They are probably trying to reduce losses before the imminent release of new CPUs. They will drop again at some point.
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    New World

    I have about 70 hours in game but haven't played for about 6 months. I may give it a try again. I've heard there have been a lot of changes.
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    Disk Cleanup will not delete windows 11 update files

    Exactly! How dare you want to do something with your computer! Even if it was 10MB, if you want to delete a non-essential file, you should be able to.
  27. techie81

    Leaving Asus for MSI after 22 years.

    MSI boards are my sweet spot right now for price, features and affordability. I have disliked ASUS boards for a while now due to some specific board weirdness and to their shady RMA practices.
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    Can anyone recommend an inexpensive PDF editor?

    LibreOffice Draw can sometimes fit the bill. It's not super pretty but it works. You can make edits and then export as PDF.
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    Cooler Master HAF 922 case with AORUS Radeon RX 6800 XT

    Same here, just revived it with some new hardware. With the exception of not having USB 3.0 ports its an amazing case for its age.
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    rx580 acting wonky

    OP, this is what I would do asap.
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    RTX 3080 ($800 - $180 in newegg credit = $620)

    What the hell is Yeston? lol But yea, some really good deals are coming. If you can be patient cards should drop more.
  32. techie81

    Samsung 970 EVO 2TB $163

    I have two of these drives and it is my ancodental belief that they are a bit higher quality than the teamgroup ones. Nothing against teamgroup, I just know exactly what I am getting with the Samsungs.
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    Samsung 970 EVO 2TB $163

    For me, Samsung 100%.
  34. techie81

    Samsung 970 EVO 2TB $163

    I have this drive and its excellent. Great price! I think I got it for $250 and that was a steal back then.
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    Warning for Inappropriate Language. No idea what was inappropriate

    Kyle is the mod for soapbox so you may want to PM him.
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    GN: Intel Arc A750 GPU "Hands-On" + driver issues(update)

    Yeah, Steve nails it. Intel has so many resources and then they release something like this, it's embarrassing. Too bad, because it's really going to overshadow what could be decent hardware.
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    Current state of drivers AMD/nVidia?

    I am looking for a secondary video card that my kids will use to play some games at 1080p/1440. I have been eyeballing the XFX SPEEDSTER SWFT 210 Radeon RX 6600 and the EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC GAMING. Looking around I have seen some people really hate on AMD drivers, crashing, artifacting etc...
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    Rumor: Google Stadia May Be Getting Shut Down

    LOL, no one, I mean no one saw this coming. Jesus Christ, these companies just love wasting money.
  39. techie81

    In the middle of work deadline, need a work MOBO ASAP, what to buy?

    Ah, got it. Yeah, I haven't really seen that board in stock around here :)
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