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    Holy Smoke

    Assuming the power in cable in pinned alike to the fan cables, you should be fine. There MAY be damage to the fans, but they usually have diodes to protect the active portion of the circuit. That fan hub is simply splitting off the PWM(speed) signal, power, and ground to all your fans while...
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    looking for 4U rack case: E-ATX, GPU, ATX PSU, 140mm fans

    Maybe just go with a shelf and an "open frame" concept with a motherboard tray and fascia to mount your fans? Guiding airflow may be a trick but I can't imagine shrouds would be too difficult. edit: Come to think of it you could use any rack mount case as the base and leave the top off. Would...
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    looking for 4U rack case: E-ATX, GPU, ATX PSU, 140mm fans

    https://www.rosewill.com/rosewill-rsv-l4500u-black/p/9SIA072GJ92805?seoLink=server-components&seoName=Server%20Components Looks like it checks your boxes. 3 front panel 120mm fans, 3 mid plane 120's, 2 80mm rear fans. Compatible through eATX motherboards and ATX PSU.
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    Need a Bookshelf Speaker Setup

    Ugly, but works: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/165327850121?hash=item267e4eca89%3Ag%3AJq4AAOSwSUZiBNkr&LH_BIN=1 Add a laptop power brick and just about any passive speakers and you're set. I have a similar board wired into an order picker at work with a pair of paradigm bookshelves and it shocks...
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    MSI GF62-8RE black screen

    Reseat any cables that may have been bumped? No doubt my experience is less than yours, but I've had trouble with ribbon cables that were bumped only slightly out of alignment that caused problems till I went back and tweaked how they sat. Particularly this one circled in red. The position looks...
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    Mx Cherry Blue keyboards

    Need to second the redragon stuff. I have a k552 red led, and I got an RGB version for my son. Both are clicky tactile switches, I can't complain for the $40 CAD I paid for each. They're definitely an economy product, but a fair step above membrane keyboards in the price range.
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    Motorola Edge X30

    Bullshit, if 3.5 were dead they wouldn't be selling USB-C to 3.5 converters/DACs. It's less important that it once was, but there are PLENTY of people who still use it.
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    what is the cheapest ssd with dram

    This is correct, totally forgot about SATA m.2
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    what is the cheapest ssd with dram

    Assuming it's the same spec (PCIe 3.0, 4.0, whatever the case may be) the speed will be the same over a PCIe slot as it would over m.2. It's the same signals, using a different connection.
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    Gateless Majority Logic

    I don't have anything to add, I do want to say that this is fantastic work. This kind of innovation leads to breakthroughs and it's exciting to see it happening in this field at a grassroots level. I know you've been at it a while, please keep going.
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    Arctic MX-4 4g fake?

    Bought this a couple months ago from Canada computers. I'd say yours is fake. Typeface is entirely different and there's no logo present.
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    Feedback on project to help new system builders

    Seemed straight forward to me. I only went through the form once to see what it would spit out for something in line with what I'd use day to day. For $1000 I think your options are a little low end. I have a similar setup to what's suggested ((2600k, z68, 16g DDR3 1600, 1 tb ssd) $200 combo...
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    Feedback on project to help new system builders

    Just ran through. Gaming/autocad tower sub $1000. Pretty sure Z87 won't support a 10600K.
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    Looking for a budget mid-tower to put my old 3770k into, can't find one that fits.

    https://cougargaming.com/products/cases2/mx330/ Cougar MX330 1 5.25" bays 2 3.5" bays 2 2.5" mounting points 5 120mm fan locations (2 front, 2 top, 1 rear, 1 side(solid side panel only) 4 front USB (2 usb 3, 2 usb 2) I grabbed one for $40 a couple months ago. It's cheap in areas (thin metal)...
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    Should i got for a full upgrade or partial one ? (Is X99 and i7 5960x still relavent in 2020)?

    Yeah, it's perfectly stable, and nothing I do requires anything much more powerful. I don't have time for hours on end gaming any more and until ryzen dropped I had no itch to upgrade. I'll likely wait for zen 4 and scoop up a zen 3 setup at the clearance sale.
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    Rock64 Pro OS?

    MS released windows 10 for ARM, although you'll likely have issues with driver support. Ubuntu is probably the most widely used distro outside of professional environments. xubuntu or lubuntu variants would probably work best, though based on my experience, however limited it may be, the...
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    Is there a method to create mirrored case windows?

    You're not going to find something that both reflects light and changes that property when the light comes from behind. https://www.lowes.com/pl/Window-film-Window-film-applicators-Window-treatments-Home-decor/4294398490 Seems the reflective mylar stuff is your best bet, though it can be...
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    PSU Kicking Off Circuit Breaker - Replace PSU?

    My parents did something similar. They got tired of buying fuses so eventually they just replaced the fuse panel with a new breaker panel, upgraded from 100 amp services to 200 amp (air conditioning is a bitch) while my brother who was studying to be an electrician at the time redid the circuit...
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    Thermaltake Wants to Jazz up the Way You Apply Thermal Compound

    Unfortunately not. Dude just didn't have a clue.
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    things covid has taught me... closed headphones save marriages? BT headphone adapters are kewl.

    Been saying this for years. I have a pair of MDR-7506 that I lined with sticky tack, felt, and some pillow stuffing. Swapped the stock pads for some memory foam lambskin brainwavs that are almost 3x thicker. The isolation is unreal. Anything will drive them, headphone out on MB, every phone I've...
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    Guide please

    This. A couple years ago I grabbed a retired office PC and threw it in a new case with a GPU and better power supply so he could join the PC master gaming race. We've upgraded a handful of times, but each time it was a learning experience. Grounding, power requirements, processing abilities...
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    Phone as a graphics input tablet?

    KDE connect I believe can provide this functionality in linux. I played with it for a while replacing my mouse with my phone for a little while. https://kdeconnect.kde.org/
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    Need volume stepper that gives you more than 15 levels. Non-root android.

    First link when I checked google. https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/increase-number-volume-steps-your-galaxy-s9-0183609/ You can accomplish the same thing by changing the ROM. I believe Resurrection remix and AOKP have it covered.
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    Is this Wifi Card fast enough, low latency enough for gaming?

    If you're in the same room, it'll take an extra $5 and a couple minutes to tuck the cable under the trim at the perimeter of the room. You won't see the cable, won't be a trip hazard, and your ping will be significantly lower. Not to mention throughput will be much higher.
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    IEMs?

    Neglected to mention this, took a couple weeks for the wire to settle into a natural curve without adjusting it every time I put them in. Re-iterating my previous post, the bang/$ is nigh untouchable.
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    IEMs?

    I had a similar revelation about a year ago. Prior to that I only used over ear headphones (MDR7506, ATH M50, T50RP) but they were getting a little beat up since I commute with them on. I read about some of the Chi-fi IEM's on headfi and decided that it couldn't hurt to throw $20 at a pair and...
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    Can you use a 12V USB-C phone charger on a 15V USB-C laptop?

    That was how it was explained to me 15 years ago when I first started messing around with electronics. Really helped me visualize what was happening, even if it is a gross oversimplification. Glad I was able to help!
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    Can you use a 12V USB-C phone charger on a 15V USB-C laptop?

    3*5=15, so 15 watts, this follows for the other voltage outputs. The phone charger only puts out 1/3 the power of the laptop charger. Again, it may keep it running, but I doubt it'll charge during use, and odds are because of the additional current being drawn your charger's lifetime will be...
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    Can you use a 12V USB-C phone charger on a 15V USB-C laptop?

    Voltage is just a part of the power output equation. Total output power is measured in watts, which is calculated by voltage * current. Odds are your phone charger is 12V at 1 or 2 amps, or somewhere between 12 and 24 watts. Your chromebook charger probably puts out closer to 4 amps, so I'd...
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    Case Recommendation Please - $50-$100

    Been on a similar search myself lately, stumbled across this bad boy a couple weeks ago. Seems to fit the bill. The window is acrylic, though there is a windowless version: https://www.amazon.com/Cougar-MG110-W-Micro-Acrylic-Window/dp/B074R7GMY2 or if you need full ATX and really want the...
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    Looking for mid-range phone, ~$250-300

    I snagged a ZTE Axon 7 mini a couple months ago while it was on sale. Very pleased with it thus far. Certainly not suitable for a power user, but it's snappy enough for my needs and meets most of your requirements: Dual sim tray, allows uSD card in SIM2 slot. Headphone jack. 5.2" 1080p display...
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    Cheapest good quality headphone mic for gaming

    Long time reader, first time poster. Will second the recommendation for SADES. I, personally, use discrete units but I'm getting my son into PC gaming and I recently got him a headset from canada computers and I was thoroughly impressed. They feel cheap, but they're very light and they sound...
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