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    Herman Miller 29% Off Logitech Embody, 20% off other chairs, Free Shipping

    I tried both the regular Embody and the Logitech edition at a DWR store. One knock on the LE is the fabric is a bit noisier if you slide around on it not that you should be doing that but that's what the store employee shared with me. After owning the Embody for a year now, I prefer the seat...
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    When did the CPU lane thing start?

    Same with the word "Drive" or "Disk" in SSDs or SD cards when there are no motors to drive nor a disk which may infer something that is circular and flat.
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    SOHO Rack Mount Firewall Recommendation

    Budget? I'd say Palo Alto Networks. Having used both Fortinet and PAN, I wouldn't go anywhere near a FTNT device unless the price difference was substantial which tends to happen between the two in a bake off. Meraki is another option, it's kind of like the Apple of networking with the hardware...
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    "Home" Router with "Enterprise" Features?

    Ubiquiti was awesome a few years back but their code seemed to went a bit flakey for certain points during the last 2-3 years but it seems to be solid again as the developers went back to fixing their shit as oppossed to just keep adding features as if it was like a land grab. I run a UDM Pro...
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    good VLAN switch for business?

    Any managed switch can do this, don't need to overthink this. Just get whatever is reliable and what you are comfortable with. Even if the router doesn't support VLANs, you can create a third VLAN on the switch for a point-to-point connection to the firewall/router. As long as the switch...
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    Help troubleshoot 10gb nic slowness

    Have you isolated it to the NIC? What do you get with the 1GbE port? Typically throughput has little impact with latency. I've ran 10 GbE SFP+ card with TwinAx and saw no difference with internet latency since upstream devices (router, modem, ISP) will always be the bottleneck. I do notice...
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    Recommend Good/Affordable Cat 6A Termination tools?

    You shouldn't have to crimp very much if at all. Cables should be punched down to a patch panel/keystone jacks. Only possible exceptions are access points and cameras. Just be sure whatever termination used, it's designed for either solid or stranded cables and the CAT spec matches. Structured...
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    Networking with Ubiquiti

    The PoE standards are just volts and amps, don't let their IEEE "standards" confuse you. The U6LR needs 48VDC and at least 0.5A. UBNT sells an injector that does just that: Their...
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    I’ve got to terminate a lot of ethernet cables.

    Just be sure to get solid core cables for in wall runs. I believe most if not all keystones are designed for solid core cables. Save the stranded stuff for patch cables that are moved around a lot. Just be sure they are all designed for each other such as solid CAT6 keystones with solid CAT6...
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    RTX 30 Laptops

    Wow that Asus checks all the right boxes. If I had to nitpick, why not have a full SD card slot? I would totally get if I didn’t have an Acer Predator Triton 500 2080-MQ from two years ago that’s still going strong but definitely could use something higher than 1080p if the GPU can handle it. I...
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    New construction home, looking for ideas for my little MDF. Should I fix how these cables that are coming out of the wall?

    Gotcha, so get a recessed flanged box. I believe I can do that on my own if I'm careful drywall knife. My other option was to make a hole with a grommet but I like the box idea better.
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    New construction home, looking for ideas for my little MDF. Should I fix how these cables that are coming out of the wall?

    So my new construction home is nearly complete, I have asked the electrician to instead of doing the standard terminate all low voltage wiring into a structured media cabinet in a coat closet somewhere, have it all go into a nook in the garage where I will punched them down into a patch panel...
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    So.. we queued for the same card on the same day, but I got mine almost two months later because I did it 13.5 hours after you. Crazy.
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    Ordered this on 12/3/20, kind of amazed people have been on the queue since September and still haven't gotten it and I've had my card for 1.5 months now.
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    (Rumor) RTX 3080 ti releasing between February 11th.and 17th

    I'm okay with that, waited 3 months into the 3080 queue before I could buy one. At least this time around I'll still have a decent card to use, not that the 1080 Ti wasn't cutting it though.
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    (Rumor) RTX 3080 ti releasing between February 11th.and 17th

    Got my 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming at the beginning of the December, hopefully the Ti comes out soon enough so I can start a EVGA Step-up.
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    HDMI 2.1 cables

    Electrically, that's not a HDMI 2.1 source and you can only get the maximum bandwidth of DP 1.4 which is about 32 Gbps. A far cry from the C9's 48 Gbps inputs. Not taking anything from those cables, they do look like a mighty fine cable.
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    HDMI 2.1 cables

    If I may ask, what HDMI 2.1 source are you using those with?
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    What happened to all the video cards with amazing artwork on them?

    The demographics for PC gamers have changed a lot since then as well. By average, gamers have become younger, not as male dominant (but still is), and a lot more competitive so marketing have now focused on these younger groups. Strangely, millennials are considered well over the hill in the...
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    Dell - 32" LED Curved QHD FreeSync 165Hz $379.99

    If you want to display HDR the way it was meant to be displayed especially if you are video editing in HDR: But prepare to fork over $4k for it. Its not displaying true HDR if the screen can't achieve at least 1000 nits of brightness. 400 nits is...
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    My first graphics card was a S3 Trio? Next card was a Diamond Viper V330, it was a meh card (Riva 128) but I felt some big things were coming from this little fledging local company called Nvidia but unfortunately i was too young to buy stock. Ended up pairing it with a Voodoo 2 12MB which was a...
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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    Receiving a UDM-Pro and FlexHD AP tomorrow to replace a been solid so far ER-X and Netgear R7000 setup as an AP. Not really a practical upgrade but I already have rack mountable switches along with some 10G gear with my FreeNAS and ESXi towers that I think it's time to throw everything into a...
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    ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti $999.99

    That's how it is and always will be, the most expensive tier hardly if ever provides the best value. Performance is not proportional with cost. You can argue Nvidia's pricing all you want, but they have teams of people who analyze the market and decide how much to sell a given product to earn...
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    Netgear R7000 going bad?

    I had issues with my R7000 before (random restarts, sketchy WiFi). Downgraded the firmware and it's rock solid again.
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    Dang... thinking about getting one of these for my ESXi server, will it support it? As if my memory bottleneck could get any worse.
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    Best cheap PCI-e/USB Wireless Adapter for gaming?

    I recommend a PCIE card with some kind of Intel card/chip. There are cards out there with a slot that allows you to plug in WiFi cards designed for laptops of your choosing.
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    Looking to go to 10gb at home; should I do multi-gig switch?

    Fiber is nice if every device has SFP+ ports which isn’t the case in the consumer world. I would stick to 1/10G-baseT for the home devices. I would save the fiber for switch uplinks, server stuff ( Twinax for sub-7m Connections is nice too), although you can run fiber to a desktop if you have a...
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    HOT: Samsung 2018 55" "BFGD" 120hz @ 1440p with HDR CHEAP @ 799.99 or, Open Box $679 Best Buy ht

    Cool, I already have the C9, although there is some concern for burn-in, I think it should be okay for a couple years. I think it should be stated TVs won't have the actual G-Sync hardware. I also feel this may also be the VRR standard going forward, especially if HDMI takes over for everything.
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    HOT: Samsung 2018 55" "BFGD" 120hz @ 1440p with HDR CHEAP @ 799.99 or, Open Box $679 Best Buy ht

    Will a G-sync HDMI 2.1 TV ever exist? While 2.1 TVs will support VRR, I don't believe it will be the G-Sync kind. It's more like Nvidia deciding to accept other VRR technologies through the the HDMI port. Display Port needs to die already.
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    Looking to rebuild audio system, seeking advice

    Just be careful with your budget and because in the end you might be spending way more than you were expecting as the hole can get pretty deep. Also take advantage of manufacturers that offer free auditions. Not to be a SVS shill but they do offer a free 45 day in-home trial, probably to make up...
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    16-port Webmanaged Switch with 2 SFP Open Box $52 shipped

    10g is actually affordable now on the cheap end with the Mikrotik stuff and TwinAx cables. The other 10g stuff is simply too unwieldy for the home user (loud and power hungry). Look up crs305-1g-4s+in and the switch linked above. That's what I run with my ESX servers and NAS. Works great for...
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    16-port Webmanaged Switch with 2 SFP Open Box $52 shipped

    It's an okay deal, would've been nice if it had SFP+ rather than just SFP. Use case for those SFP ports is to make a aggregated fiber uplink, as long as you don't mind the gig speeds.
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    HOT: 32GB ( 2 x 16 ) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3000mhz $179 Newegg 2 Days Only

    But that's not Samsung B Die. CL14 3200 mhz has a lot more OC headroom than CL16 3000 mhz as well.
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    HOT: 32GB ( 2 x 16 ) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3000mhz $179 Newegg 2 Days Only

    Are those timings good for 16GB DIMMs? CL16 tells me it isn't Samsung B die and could also explain the issues it could be having with AMD. I just spent over 400 bucks for 32GB (4x8) for Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3200 mhz CL14, so the price difference does hurt a bit.
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    Intel Core i9-9900k $488 at Frys

    Do you guys not understand what RCP is? Straight from their Ark site: "Recommended Customer Price (RCP) is pricing guidance only for Intel products. Prices are for direct Intel customers, typically represent 1,000-unit purchase quantities, and are subject to change without notice. Prices may...
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    Intel Core i9-9900k $488 at Frys

    MSRP is 529... straight from Intel’s site: 488 is the bulk pricing (lot of 1000 units), basically the price retailers buy them for. Fry’s price went up to 499 now.
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    Intel Core i9-9900k $488 at Frys

    That sounds like the OEM tray price. It’s been pretty much $530-540 everywhere for the boxed version since it came out.
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    Looking at the 1600w specs...can it seriously pull 17 amps from the wall? Thats enough to trip a typical home circuit breaker on its own. And the C20 plug.... Guess I should have an electrician run a 20A circuit going to a single 5–20R receptacle just for this to be kosher. Although I doubt I...
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    Amazon Announces New Headquarters in Virginia and New York

    High tech talent has always leaned on the more progressive side, so naturally AMZN just chose the locations with large progressive talent pools with the suburban "quality" of life (better for families than big cities). Basically the east coast versions of the greater Seattle area and Silicon...
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    Gran Turismo Sport

    Now you’re just arguing semantics from Kaz’s bible. My point was, the game will be different than previous games. It’s a contrast to the hypothetical GT7 if it continued down that path, that’s it.