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    So Steam is practically Ancient in computer years...

    One day at school a friend gave me a burnt cd with a key scribbled on it. It was half life and counter strike. That is what started my steam account.
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    GIGABYTE RTX 3080 ti $845

    This sounds like the Albertsons/Safeway digital coupons scam. Save $X.XX by scanning this coupon with the app. Which no matter how many times I scan and save them to my account they never apply at checkout. So I have to wait in line at customer service to get it adjusted. I honestly wonder at...
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    Hot (with some footwork): Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

    They seem to have changed it as it is $400 for the S7 FE now towards the s8.
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    Google loses patent case against Sonos, will remove features from Nest and Chromecast products

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/01/google-loses-sonos-patent-case-starts-stripping-functionality-from-speakers/ So apparently Sonos has a patent on adjusting the volume of more than one device at a time. Google has to remove that ability from its products. So now you have to adjust each...
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    Going out of Business??

    I can't even begin to describe how disappointed I am that Tanks were water and gas tanks instead of tracked armored vehicles.
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    Going out of Business??

    In short, no. As mentioned, slickdeals.net will often catch wind of any online closing sales. You can also look for liquidators or auctions in your area. For example my home town has https://www.commercialindustrialauctions.com/ which will go into closing businesses and auction everything off...
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    EA Frostbite engine and FIFA 2021 source code allegedly stolen in hack

    Cheating is rampant in BF1. Some friends and I have started playing it again in the last week and I have been shocked that I would say that about 33% of servers I join have someone on the other team who is 150-0. There is no in game report system which seems terrible.
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    FS: Windows 7/8.1/10/Server 12/16 | Office 10/13/16 | Win 10 Pro: $8 | Office 2019 ProPlus

    How do we download it though? The download link in the OP requires you to enter your product key and it just says token not found when I enter the one he sent me.
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    FS: Windows 7/8.1/10/Server 12/16 | Office 10/13/16 | Win 10 Pro: $8 | Office 2019 ProPlus

    Does anyone who has bought a Office key know how we are supposed to download it? He said to phone activate but Microsoft requires a key to download it from the link in the OP so I'm not even to activation yet.
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    FS: Windows 7/8.1/10/Server 12/16 | Office 10/13/16 | Win 10 Pro: $8 | Office 2019 ProPlus

    Just a day since I sent payment, but it's weird that it's been that long for you since he has definitely been online.
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    FS: Windows 7/8.1/10/Server 12/16 | Office 10/13/16 | Win 10 Pro: $8 | Office 2019 ProPlus

    He did the same to me. I paid the higher price, because I don't care about the $3 or whatever. However, it would be nice if he would send me the keys that I paid for.
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    A pcie 3.0 M2 drive should work in a 4.0 slot right?

    I'm using integrated graphics, no dedicated gpu. BIOS is the latest version.
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    A pcie 3.0 M2 drive should work in a 4.0 slot right?

    Nope. It only shows up if it's in the 3.0 slot.
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    A pcie 3.0 M2 drive should work in a 4.0 slot right?

    Hmm, it's the Hyper socket that isn't working and that excerpt might mean that that socket will only work with an 11th gen Intel cpu.
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    A pcie 3.0 M2 drive should work in a 4.0 slot right?

    New build using a Asrock H570M Pro4 LGA 1200 and Intel 10700K. Board won't see Inland Premium 1TB m2 ssd in the 4.0 slot, only in the 3.0 slot. I know the 10700K can't do 4.0, but I figured it could use the 4.0 slot as 3.0. Am I wrong or is there something wrong with the board?
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    GPU for photo editing?

    What I really want to know is how big of an improvement is having a gpu like a 2060 vs CPU only. Like, there is a very small gain from a 2060 to a 2080ti, but what if there was no GPU used for acceleration.
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    GPU for photo editing?

    So I've been tasked with putting together a desktop for a family member that is getting serious about professional photography. I'm told that Lightroom and Photoshop are the primary software used. I believe that Lightroom can make use of a GPU and maybe Photoshop to some lesser extent, but have...
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    Newb to cell phones... wife wants something cheap & simple

    The OP hasn't really clarified what he wants. He said rings and takes messages but also asked about data plans which suggests interest in a smartphone.
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    Newb to cell phones... wife wants something cheap & simple

    Yup, I got that phone for my mom a few weeks ago when her old g4 started to lose battery capacity. It's stupid that a budget phone has a bigger battery than most flagships. My only complaint is that it took me a while to figure out how to restore the on screen home and back buttons. I'm sure...
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    Will an unlocked 5G phone work on Verizon's 5G network?

    To my knowledge there are several pieces here. 1st, Verizon's 5g uses different tech than other carriers which is why the Verizon version of 5g phones tends to cost extra (S20 FE was like $50 more for the Verizon version). So there is the compatibility aspect. Second, Verizon frequently does...
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    Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

    The addition of seasons has brought some life to D3 for me. The ability to get a class set without having to grind gives a reason to play a new character with a new build.
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    The Verge: Westworld showrunners are creating a Fallout show for Amazon

    Hmmm.... We'll see. I have some concerns about making a show, which will require a plot, from a game series where the plot is frequently inconsequential to the actual game. I feel like the only way this would work would be if they ignored things from the point of view of the main charactors of...
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    New Star Wars movie to be made by Ragnarok director

    How about a film featuring wookies, and only wookies, without subtitles?
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    New Star Wars movie to be made by Ragnarok director

    I would contribute to crowdfunding for HBO to do the Thrawn trilogy as a series, and then I would pay for a HBO subscription to watch it.
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    1TB WD BLACK™ SN750 NVMe™ SSD - $124.99

    I don't know about the comparison, but Microcenter sells their drives through Amazon as well (a few dollars more but with prime shipping).
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    My first attempt at rigid tubing

    I started with bends using both mandrels and some freehand stuff and I just didn't care for it the way it looked that much. It wasn't that the bends weren't good, it just didn't really appeal to me as much as sharp angles via angled fittings do. Personal preference I guess. I will say that I...
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    My first attempt at rigid tubing

    So I upgraded my 2500k to a Ryzen 5 3600 and figured I would redo my loop while I was at it. I replaced the old XSPC soft tubing compression fittings with 14mm PETG tubing. I started out doing bends but I wasn't super happy with the way they looked so I ended up replacing all bends with 45 and...
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    EK Water block tester

    These have been around for a while by other brands. They seem overpriced for what they are unless you don't have a hardware store nearby. I bought one of these: https://www.homedepot.com/p/DANCO-0-15-psi-1-10-Increment-Gas-Test-Gauge-94352/100180536 last week with a 50 cent 3/4" to 1/2" barb...
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    ryzen 3rd gen & x370?

    Technically yes but it really depends on whether your motherboard make has released a BIOS update for your board yet or not. It's not as simple as just all X370 boards being compatible or not.
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    Ryzen 5 3600 MSI b450 Tomahawk runs hot

    So I discovered the other day that by tightening the bottom right screw all the way down on my water block while leaving the other screws less tight my temperatures in Prime95 smallest FFTs dropped from around 95C to around 76C. It could have been that I just didn't tighten it enough the first...
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    Anyone have photos of delidded 3600/3600X?

    So basically I'm trying to figure out the best way to orient my water block on my 3600 and would like to know exactly where the chiplet is located under the IHS. I feel like I've seen some for the 3900X or the 3800X but nothing for the lower tier stuff.
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    Great IPad deal @Amazon

    It's been that price since May assuming you are talking about $249.
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    Picard Will Lead "Radically Altered" Life in New Star Trek Series

    I wasn't talking about him saying it. I was talking about how terrible the CGI background behind him looked.
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    Picard Will Lead "Radically Altered" Life in New Star Trek Series

    Did that trailer strike anyone else as strangely low and high budget at the same time? The parts filmed at a physical location looked great, but any of the CG looked jarringly fake to me. It almost felt like a fan film. Like at the end where he says "engage" can you possibly make it more obvious...
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    Pressure sensitive pad/paper for testing cooler contact?

    In some reviews I've seen them use this pressure sensitive sheets to test the contact that the cooler is making with the CPU. I'm definitely having some contact problems (earlier tightening one screw down much more than the others knocked 20 degrees of my load temperatures) so I would like to...
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    Ryzen 5 3600 MSI b450 Tomahawk runs hot

    Yeah, no problems running XMP for me. It did set the memory voltage to 1.36 instead of 1.35, but that was simple enough to change. It seems like so far MSI motherboards using Zen 2 CPUs are very picky about RAM. I'm using G.Skill F4-3200C14D-16GVK.
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    Ryzen 5 3600 MSI b450 Tomahawk runs hot

    I'm retracting my previous comments as I think I made a mistake. Anyway, I have the same motherboard and CPU and with the stock cooler and stock settings I would also hit 95C under prime95. It won't hurt it as far as I'm aware, but it will cause the system to lower voltages and slow clock...
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    Non-MSI B450 board that is compatible with Zen 2?

    So basically I guess I'm keeping my MSI B450 Tomahawk as I have had zero problems using it with a Ryzen 5 3600. That's not to say that others are not having problems with the same motherboard and CPU though. I think it has something to do with the current V18 bios not liking all RAM and getting...
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