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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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    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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    1080p on 27" 4K vs 27" 1080p Native

    Would 1080p on a 27" 4K monitor look better or worse than 1080p on a 27" 1080p monitor? It is 200% scaling so theoretically it should look the same? I want a higher resolution for desktop use, but like the higher frame rate of 1080p for gaming. Rather than going 1440p route I'm thinking of...
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    Where to source genuine replacement fans?

    The fan on my ex-mining Sapphire RX570 are shot. There is a lot of sellers selling replacement fans. I've tried one and the fans were counterfeit. Markings were wrong, moulding had defects, and the dimensions were off. Anyone have good luck finding genuine fans?
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    Another AssRock Board Bites the Dust?

    I have system with a ASRock H97M Pro4 board that suddenly stopped working. When I attempt to boot, the power turns on, but there is no VGA output, no HD activity LED, only some USB peripherals get power. I checked all the connectors, CMOS battery, and cleared CMOS. I connected a speaker to the...
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    System Tries to Access Bitlocker Protected Drive During AMD Driver Install

    I recently got a used AMD card. I noticed during the install of the Radeon Adrenalin software the system tries to access my bit locker protected drive. I did not like the Adrenalin software and I installed only the driver through device manager. Same thing happened. The system tried to access a...
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    Why doesn't Microsoft want people to create local accounts?

    It's been a few years since I installed Windows. The option to create a local account was gone. I had to turn off my internet in order to create a local account. Why doesn't Microsoft want people to create local accounts?
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    Quietest Mechanical Drives

    I have a WD Black drive from 2009 that I use for file storage, and it's the loudest component in my system. The drive works great, but I can hear a little bit of high pitch whine from it after moving to a case that has a lot of mesh. Would a more recent mechanical drive be much more quieter...
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    What timings would CL16 3200 mhz RAM run on a B460 board?

    If I used CL16 3200 mhz ram on a B460 mobo, what timings would the board select if I wanted to run at 2666 mhz? For example if the ram has XMP of 16-18-18-36 at 3200 mhz, and SPD of 15-15-15-36 at 2133 mhz. How does the motherboard select the timing at 2666 mhz?
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    Seasonic Focus GM-550 vs Corsair TX550M

    Which one of these power supplies do you think are superior? I had great experience with Corsair made by Channel Well, however for the TX550M they switched to Great Wall, and from the reviews it seems to have a high failure rate for a premium PSU. For Seasonic I had bad experiences with coil...