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    Dell G5 power supply replacement

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    EVGA no longer making GPUs!

    They say it's not a business decision, then they complain they are losing money on certain cards. It's a business decision. They probably don't see cards being profitable in the future. Not the first time and probably not the last time a company exited the business. Although usually they don't...
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    Upgrade this Gaming rig, or gut it and rebuild?

    We used to use PSUs that came pre-installed in our cases without even thinking. Now we need 1kw PSUs because we are worried about transients? It seems like we were men back then, now we are something else...
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    Getting rid of my Corsair 800D

    They don't make cases like they used to. Old cases are becoming collectible. I definitely wouldn't junk it. You should be able to sell it.
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    This is why I recommend against using a 10 year old PSU for a new build.

    Was the mobo as well or just the card?
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    Worst Game Ever?

    That's why I bought it on GOG, because I never played it before. I couldn't get into it because of the controls though. Learning 30 different key binds is not something I miss from old games. I didn't expect it to be on someone's worst games list though.
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    Upgrade this Gaming rig, or gut it and rebuild?

    Manufacturer recommendations are super conservative because they don't know what else you have in your system. What CPU, overclocking, etc. For example nvidia recommends a 650W for 3060Ti. 3060Ti in a system with a Ryzen 3600 barely draws 300W. Of course you have to factor in transients, but...
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    [Epic Store] Unrailed! (Free Till August [DEAD])

    You can contact customer support to remove a game. They removed it for me before.
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    Rumors of ARC's cancellation...

    Sounds like another delay, no evidence that it's actually being cancelled. Obviously not good for Intel. I would be shocked if they cancelled before releasing at least 1 or 2 gens of cards.
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    Top 100 Games played on Steam at any given time just suck

    I didn't expect Left 4 Dead to still be this popular.
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    Is this peak idiocy in case designs?

    Feels like everyone is doing it nowadays. I would be embarrassed to own most of the cases on the market.
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    Upgrade this Gaming rig, or gut it and rebuild?

    91% efficiency at 50% load vs 89% efficiency at 100% load. With modern PSUs the difference is so small that it doesn't practically matter. You will also lose efficiency at lower wattage, which negates some of the savings at high load. Unless you run your PC at a fixed load all the time, it...
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    Fractal Pop Series

    The bottom mounted 5.25 inch drive looks interesting. I haven't seen it before or expected manufacturers to bring 5.25 inch bays back. For each 5.25 inch drive you lose a 3.5 inch though.
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    Far Cry 4, Escape from Monkey Island (Prime Gaming June 1st)

    You can claim the games with a free trial of Prime as well
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    Gainward GeForce GTX 1630 Ghost Review - Challenging the AMD RX 6400

    Nvidia can recycle the defective GPUs.
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    Gainward GeForce GTX 1630 Ghost Review - Challenging the AMD RX 6400

    At least Nvidia didn't call it GTX 1650* (*GDDR6 64 bit) like they did with the GT 1030 DDR4.
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    [Epic Store] Car Mechanic Simulator (2018) and Fall Guys free (DEAD)

    They are making the switch during work hours. It's 11 AM in Shenzen
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    Why don't PC cases have 5.25" external drive bays anymore?

    If there was a demand they would find a way to make them fit. Even mini towers with a 5.25 support a front 240 mm rad. A single bay doesn't limit cooling, once you start sticking multiple ones in then yes
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    Post your "rate my cables" here

    Recently re-cased to the Define Mini C. No zip ties. How could I make this neater?
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    is I3-3750K to i7-7700K a useful upgrade ?

    Everything depends on the price and how much you can get it for. In my experience the i7 K CPUs are still expensive many years later, and it's not worth it. A i3 10100 has similar performance to a i7 7700k. New mobo + 10100 might be cheaper. If you can spend a little more 10400 or 12100
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    [Steam] ARK Survival Evolved free

    Is this an online game?
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    The 6500xt and 6400: Meet your next gpu, PC gaming peasants.

    Prices came down a lot. They are pretty much down to msrp Unless you want next gen cards I no longer see a reason to delay upgrading
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    How often do you replace power supply?

    On my 13 year old Corsair VX550 the plastic on the SATA connectors has become brittle and started snapping.
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    3080ti - Unbearable coil whine through speakers

    Really interesting problem. Never heard of coil whine being transmitted through speakers. Do you have a surge protector or UPS? Sometimes they cause ground contamination. I would try without it.
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    Do you use m.2 heatsinks supplied with motherboards?

    A big factor is the proximity to the GPU. Under a GPU load the drive temp will go up a lot. This is the main reason I use the heatsink.
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    Another AssRock Board Bites the Dust?

    I got more information. It was off but plugged in during the storm. Didn't turn on afterwards.
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    Another AssRock Board Bites the Dust?

    I tried to perform AssRock to mouth resuscitation and flashed the bios chip. It looks like it wasn't the problem though. I used the green PCB flasher. It doesn't have the 5V flaw the black PCB version has. Since the motherboard power cycles I suspect the power circuitry got damaged on the...
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    Are standard gamut (~99% sRGB) monitors still worth it in 2022?

    Is it still worth buying standard gamut (~99% sRGB) monitors in 2022? Or will I look like a cuck in a few years when wider gamut becomes the new standard and I'm still using an sRGB only monitor?
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    Recommendation for mATX chassis

    I find the mATX factor doesn't have a lot of new cases. All the new cases have glass. Define mini C and Silencio S400 are the only ones I am aware of. There is the old Coolermaster n200, but it will only take a front rad. The Silencio S400 has a horrible PSU filter design. You actually need...
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    Ancient GPU needs replaced. Suggestions?

    I like new over used. I don't like cleaning someone's DNA out of the card, undoing mining BIOS modifications and trying to source non-counterfeit replacement fans. If you're redoing the whole rig, buying a pre-built is a better deal right now.
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    FX 4100 system to have its guts replaced, looking to finally take the upgrade plunge

    I bought a 3600 at the end of 2020 because it beat the Intel rival 10400. However, the 11400 and 12400 are faster than the 3600. The 12400 is as fast as a 5600x and way cheaper. I know Intel boards cost more, but to me the 3600 is not the budget king like it used to be.
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    I think my pc diying. Psu or ? Shutdown

    Get a pure sine wave UPS. I don't know how you can sleep at night running a PC with those kinds of specs without one.
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    Intel stock cooler

    There isn't a lot of incentive to upgrade the coolers. In most machines the current cooler will last as long as the rest of the PC. A lot of people replace the stock coolers even if they are good. Does the Wraith Prism convince people to buy AMD?
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    Post your "rate my cables" here

    Here is mine. Still need to try to hide the 24 pin cable. There is no room behind the motherboard tray.
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    The 6500xt and 6400: Meet your next gpu, PC gaming peasants.

    Gigabyte made a triple fan version. Looks sick bro! Must be a really powerful card if it has 3 fans!
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    My 2013 build with 2020 bottleneck challenge: I need your help!

    For Flight Simulator there isn't much benefit of a high Hz screen. The gameplay isn't fast paced and it's hard to even get 60 fps. However, a larger monitor would help with immersion. For flight simulator 24 inch is a bit small. Having at least 27 inch would really help the experience IMO. On...
  37. 3 its a sad day

    The forums were better a few year before that. Jonnyguru posted on the forums as well, talking about PSU production in China. People would come in and say these 5 off-brand PSUs are all that's available in their country, and ask which is the best one. The forum regulars immediately knew the OEM...
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    So, How Does Flashing a GPU BIOS Actually 'Brick' the Card?

    If your card has dual bios with a bios switch you can boot on the good BIOS, flip the switch to the corrupted bios while the PC is running and flash the corrupted bios. Apparently the BIOS is only read on startup.
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    Windows 95 or 98 on somewhat modern hardware?

    I believe 939 and 775 sockets were the last officially supported platforms for Windows 98.