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    Corsair 5000D new build not turning on

    Bought a bunch of new parts from Microcenter, put it all together the last couple of days. Just plugged it in, pressed the power button, and........nothing really started, ugh. The power button dies work and lit up the white around it, but the computer won't even really get going. Is there...
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    MicroCenter confirms GeForce RTX 4080 US pricing, from $1200 to $1549

    https://videocardz.com/newz/microcenter-confirms-geforce-rtx-4080-us-pricing-from-1199-to-1549 WOW almost $1600 for the RTX 4080 16GB. At that point just get the much faster 4090 for $1599. Who the heck will be paying $1500+ for a 4080? Even $1200 is outrageous, should be well under $999.
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    Odyssey OLED G8: Official Introduction | 34" Samsung OLED

    Samsung just released this official video of their upcoming OLED Ultrawide gaming monitor;
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    Torn AW3423DW or LG C2 42 or Asus ROG OLED

    Have had the AW3420DW for almost two years now, and it's been great, no problems. But I really like OLED and got the 65" C2 OLED for my Great Room and it's just amazing. Huge upgrade from my 2019 Vizio. Even my wife, who is not a techie said she immediately noticed the improved quality, while...
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    Worth upgrading from 9700K to 7700X ?

    Current system is a MSI Z390 motherboard, i7 9700K, and 32GB DDR-4, with an RTX-3080, and older SSD. I mostly game on this PC, and play on an 34" Alienware Ultrawide I play; World of Warcraft at Ultra max settings New World BF 2042 Doom Eternal Looking to buy Halo Infinite once CoOp is out...
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    Going to Spain from the States, SIM card change?

    So my family and I are finally going to Europe, for our first time, to visit my Brother who lives in Spain now. I have a question on how our smartphones will work there? All 4 of us, have Google Pixel phones, running on T-Mobile in the States. What do I need to do, so our phones will work...
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    Insane GPU prices in 2022 WTF?

    Seeing the insane prices of the RTX-4090 @ $1700 to $2000 is ridiculous. Even the RTX 4080 for $1,200 is stupid, I bought my RTX-3080 for $799 back in Nov. 2020, so why is the next gen version 50% higher now? The RTX-1080 launch price was $599 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_10_series...
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    Which of these 850watt PSUs do you recommend?

    I currently have a 9700k cpu on a Z390 motherboard, msot likely upgrading to a X670E when the next gen X3D processor comes out. I have a RTX-3080 video card, and 32GB DDR4. I mostly game, and that's on my 38" UW monitor. My old 750watt PSU from many years ago, maybe 6 or 7yrs, has all of a...
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    Torchlight: Infinite

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    Best upgrade from Z390?

    Current motherboard is my MSI Z390 with i7 9700k CPU Looking to upgrade this Fall. Should it be the upcoming Intel 13000 series and Z790 or AMD Zen 5 X670 chipset?
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    Which Gaming monitor? LG 42 C2? AW3423? Or AW3821?

    Need some [H]ard advice :) I currently have the Alienware AW3420DW Ultrawide monitor, but will be giving to my daughter as I build her a new system for school. So I'll be in the market for a new display. I use my computer mostly for Gaming, like WoW, Lost Ark, ( might try New World ) I...
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    Why does Windows 11 now make me log into my Microsoft account?

    So frustrating, this newer up[date this Summer with Windows 11. Every time I restart or do a fresh boot up of my PC, I don't have the old simple login screen anymore. it makes me og into my Microsoft account before I can enter into the dekstop. WTF? Who thought that was a good idea? it's...
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    Nothing Phone 1

    The new phone from the former OnePlus guy; https://www.androidpolice.com/nothing-phone-1-hands-on/ https://www.theverge.com/23204088/nothing-phone-1-glyph-lights-features-screen-specs
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    Essential Phone 2: OSOM's hotly-anticipated OV1 smartphone succumbs to crypto gimmick

    https://www.androidpolice.com/osom-ov1-solana-saga/ Many of our readers have been waiting for OSOM, the company reformed from the ashes of an Andy Rubin-less Essential, to deliver the OV1 smartphone it's been teasing since 2020. But some key details have changed. The OV1 is now the Solana...
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    WoW: 9th expansion; Dragonflight

    World of Warcraft Dragonflight is WoW's next expansion. Max level cap 70 New race - Drakthyr New Class - Evoker 2 Specializations - Healer and Ranged DPS Hero Class - Starts at 58 with new starter zone Wears Mail Revamp of World, UI, professions, talents...
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    Design of the iPhone 14

    Interesting design concept being leaked by several sources. No idea if this is legit whatsoever, but it looks cool; https://www.nextpit.com/design-iphone-14-does-apple-steal-the-google-pixel-6
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    Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

    HOLY COW !!! https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/18/22889258/microsoft-activision-blizzard-xbox-acquisition-call-of-duty-overwatch
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    War Thunder on Steam vs regular install = F'd up

    So my son LOVES the game War Thunder, for Christmas he wanted Steam Gift-cards to buy Golden Eagles currency in the game. Long story short, today he asked me to help him use the gift-cards, enable them in Steam and help him buy the stuff in the game. Ok we log into the game, and go to the...
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    Built a nice gaming rig, but no fun games to play

    So a year ago I upgraded my gaming rig with a RTX-3080 and 32GB DDR4, in a neat new Lian Li case, and new 34" ultrawide monitor, etc... I also built my kids their first gaming PC's as well, both got RTX-3070's and new AMD CPU's, but little more budget friendly Gaming PC's, but heck for a 11 and...
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    OSOM OV1 is the new phone from the team behind the Essential Phone

    https://www.androidpolice.com/osom-ov1-exclusive/
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    Tim Cook Worried About Apple Devices Used for ‘Endless Scrolling’

    Tim Cook Worried About Apple Devices Used for ‘Endless Scrolling’ – Wants People to Use Them for Creativity https://wccftech.com/tim-cook-worried-about-people-using-apple-devices-for-endless-scrolling/ Interesting topic, not iPhone specific, but smartphone use in general. I drove by a high...
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    Android 12 beta wallpapers?

    I can't seem to find any site that has the funky Android 12 beta wallpapers. I don't mean the ones that come with the beta and in the Pixel Wallpapers default app, I mean the ones in the pictures in these websites; https://9to5google.com/2021/08/11/android-12-beta-4/...
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    iPhone 13 Pro announcement major disappointment

    First it was the disappointment with WWDC and iOS 15 not being the big upgrade most analysts predicted, and I don't mean wacky crazy features that will never happen, but people that always have a rock solid guess on what's coming, all said iOS 15 was missing big time stuff that just didn't...
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    Vertical GPU mount

    Was bored and wanted to try the popular mod of vertical GPU. Hope it turned out ok? I bought the Lian Li mounting bracket for this case at Microcenter for $59
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    Worth going from a i7-9700k to a AMD Ryzen 9 5900X?

    Currently have a i7-9700k on a Z390 Motherboard, the rest of my computer spec's are pretty good with a RTX 3080, and 32GB DDR4 memory, and Samsung SSD, a Alienware 3420 monitor, etc... But would it be worth going to a AMD 5900X? I mainly play Elder Scrolls Online, Destiny 2, Doom Eternal, and...
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    Co-workers went from Android to iPhone, can't recieve calls

    My company upgraded my co-workers from their ancient Galaxy S7's to iPhone 12's. But they seem to only be able to make calls or send texts to other iPhone's, not Android phones. And when I call my co-worker, his old Android phone takes my call, not his new iPhone. But I have a iPhone as well...
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    YouTuber's we're way off on iOS 15

    I have to say I'm rather disappointed in the iOS 15 reveal yesterday. Was expecting a lot more stuff. Several big updates expected to be in iOS 15 per a lot of the big name YouTuber's are not coming whatsoever; - AoD ( Always on Display ). come on Apple this is an important feature we'd like...
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    Messed up screen protector install FloLab brand

    Per the highly rated reviews, I bought this tempered glass screen protector for my iPhone 12 Pro Max; https://flolab.io/collections/iphone-12-pro-max-screen-protectors/products/iphone-12-pro-max-screen-protector I love how it covers the full phone, notch and all. The product itself seems...
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    The Absolute State of the MMORPG Genre

    Absolutely fantastic discussion in this video; Opinions?
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    Diablo IV preview;

    Here's a video of early gameplay of Diablo IV
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    Diehard Nexus/Pixel user goes 12 Pro Max

    Looking at the screen shot, what phone is this I'm using?
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    Are my case fans positioned correct?

    With my new Lian Li case, I bought separate Corsair white LED case fans, and just wondering if I have them correctly positioned, or backwards? LOL Mainly the rear fan that's supposed pull hot air from the CPU out the back of the case, is that fan set the right way to pull the air out, or do I...
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    RTX 3000 Series easy to find, not so for AMD 6000

    I live in the burbs of a large city, and we have a couple Microcenters here. Since late October I have been able to walk in to the store, around lunchtime, and pick up two RTX 3070s and one RTX 3080. That wasn't all at once LOL no, it took like 5 weeks of going there almost every other day to...
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    GPU brackets?

    https://www.amazon.com/upHere-GS05ARGB-Addressable-Aerospace-Adjustable/dp/B082SPSVLY/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=gpu+support+bracket&qid=1606888978&sr=8-12#customerReviews Bought my 3080 last month, and a new Lian Li case, and the video card came with some bracket, which I didn't use. But...
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    PSU Cable Extensions safe?

    Just redid my main system and the cable mess was an absolute disaster. Thankfully the new case I bought does a good job helping with cable management but the PSU cables are so stiff and difficult to bend. sorry I bought some cable extensions which are much more flexible and look cool but...
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    Really liking the mid tower smaller Lian Li 205

    This month I got around to building custom Gaming PC's for both my kids. This is their first PC's just for them to use only. They are 10 and 12 years old, so pretty cool to have that I'd say? I made them PC Gamers :) My daughter loves WoW Shadowlands and a little bit of Diablo 3, and my son...
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    Can a Gaming PC get by with stock or smaller CPU cooler/

    I'm a Gamer, and looking to maybe go Ryzen 5 5600X, everything else I have is RTX 3080, 32GB DDR4, X570 motherboard, Lian Li case with tons of cooling and 6 case fans. But with my new case having a glass panel, I am sick of the giant PU coolers I always have, they take up so much space and are...
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    Worthing going new Ryzen from my 9700K?

    Specs in sig, but currently have the I7 9700k on a Z-390 motherboard. Is it worth going to the new Ryzen 5 5600X or 7 series and the X570 motherboard? I'm a big gamer, playing a lot of WoW, and Doom Eternal and soon Cyberpunk. Playing Ultrawide 3440 x 1400res Would I notice the difference...
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    Picked up Alienware 3420DW on sale at MC

    So been wanting to get something newer, than my older Philips 40" 4k 60hz monitor I have been using since 2015 or so. It's a fine monitor, but kind of outdated in the specs, slow refresh rate, and colors not great, and get a lot of ghosting, even just in Windows. I did buy a used Acer Predator...
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    Large 4k monitor vs the Ultra wides

    Curious everyone's opinion on best type of monitor for gaming immersion, the type that will pull you into the game, make it feel more real? Last month I bought a used on Craigslist, Acer Predator 34" gaming monitor 3440 x 1400res, and it looks great, the curved wider edges pull you into the...
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