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    Does Adjusting Graphics Settings Lower Than the Game Allows Constitute Cheating?

    Any external modification of the game client is a cheat, or advantage. Sure it makes you seem like a "better player," but what's the point if it kills the game community? Communities are what make games fun, if it gets toxic then people leave. Look at Black ops 4, it was a decent title until the...
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    Watch AMD's CES Keynote Here

    DMC5 doesnt look very difficult to render. Its a really bad idea to use an unreleased game to represent the performance capabilities. That is kind of like singing your own song on Americas Got Talent.
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    The Next AAA Publisher Crash May Already be Here

    This has to be sarcasm...
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    Researchers Fabricate 2.5 Nanometer Transistors

    GaAs would be an amazing improvement overall as it has better electron mobility than silicon, but unfortunately it's much more expensive.
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    Rage 2 Won't Have Multiplayer

    Rage was fun as hell online, this actually turns me away...
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    Anthem Alpha Streamer Loses Entire EA Origin Library after Breaking NDA

    Have you heard this game called Destiny?
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    Star Citizen Alpha 3.3 Update Is Out

    This is the issue with including the public in the development process, people just don't get it. Would you say the same for CD Projekt and Cyberpunk 2077, which has been in development for a little longer?
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    Intel Will Officially Unveil the 9th-Gen Core Series on October 8

    The difference is minimal in most cases, and I only said I hope they would, they dont necessarily need "magic" to be competitive. Just over a year ago they were laughable by comparison, and look where they are now...
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    Intel Will Officially Unveil the 9th-Gen Core Series on October 8

    I hope AMD counters shortly after with a 2800X announcement....
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    Alphacool Eiskoffer Lucky Draw

    An excellent kit that I have been considering to use for my next build, winning would only get me to do it sooner!
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    'Mavericks' Promises 1,000-Player Battle-Royale Mayhem

    They are achieving this by using multiple servers per "lobby," similar to how SpatialOS works. Which in their closed testing works well obviously, but scaling will be the bigger issue.
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    Is Ready Player One VR Universe Possible

    Additionally, the book emphasized on the design of OASIS a bit more. What I am failing to see get mentioned is the fact that OASIS was not just a game, but it was an operating system with hardware designed around it. If a company were to start from scratch, by having the entire system built...
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    NTSB Revokes Tesla’s Party Status

    I don't know why people have a problem with this as many of our transportation evolutions required blood to advance.
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    DOTA Announces "DOTA Plus"

    I really like the idea of curbing the steep learning curve of the genre. I personally don't care enough to research "best builds" or "best counter gear for a given situation," but having an assistant that can provide that information is awesome. That is a fair premium option though, considering...
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    Dim Light May Make Us Dumber

    That batteries plus article lost credibility when they said "degrees Kelvin," maybe they need to use less dim light.
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    Xbox One X Pre-Orders Reportedly Launch This Weekend

    Xbox One X appeals to more than just gamers. I am in for one due to the UHD BluRay w/ HDR player and to better utilize my Samsung KS9000 and gig internet ... =P
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    ASUS PG279Q 144hz 1440P IPS G-Sync

    I am interested in this display, but I am uncertain about it. I currently use the ASUS VG248QE, and it causes eye strain, which I assume is related to PWM flickering as other displays such as my Surface Book do not cause any issues. How do people feel about this display compared to others? I...
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    ASUS Z97 Mark S Lucky Draw

    I was digging through my pictures for a story to tell when I came across this one... Last year there was an order for a rendering server, using several GPU's in tandem, which by the way gets really really loud when under load. There were well over 40 of these cards going, the ambient temps of...
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    WTB: 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 RAM

    Looking to buy 16GB of RAM, two 8GB sticks, and preferentially 1600mhz. I missed out on the PNY deal of a century, so I am continuing my search for a good buy at under $75 (shipped) if possible. Its for a mITX build. Post or PM any offers you may have... I have a verified PayPal, and Google Wallet.
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    240GB PNY XLR8 SSD + 16GB (2X8GB) PNY XLR8 DDR3 1600 $127.50

    Is this a sign for more deals, or one company flushing out supply?
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    WD Purple 3 TB or Seagate® 3TB ST300VN000 Server NAS Drive

    I am not sure I agree with Backblaze's assertions on the matter... as I have a few friends, who build systems/servers for many large companies, and they use various flavors for drive manufactures, including Seagate.
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    WTB: ASUS P8Z77I Deluxe

    Trying to obtain an ASUS P8Z77‑I Deluxe for a fair price, if you have one or know a way I can obtain one... please let me know! =D
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    Worth building?

    Looks like a great list, and I will certainly be harvesting from the FS/FT board. Thank you =)
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    Worth building?

    I don't know if this idea is plausible, or even affordable... I have an unused Intel i5 3570k processor, after upgrading due to a faulty motherboard prior, and I've been really wanting to get an "on demand" type of environment going. I've considered buying a Raspberry Pi or equivalent... but...
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    Computer turns off after being on for ~30mins

    Yes, I have checked thoroughly for any software settings, and I cannot find one related to this. The event log always refers to an unexpected shut down, and thus occurs in the BIOS ad well. I feel it's the motherboard, or CPU, and with Microcenter's current deal I may just buy an i5 4690 and an...
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    Computer turns off after being on for ~30mins

    I live at my own place, used various power strips, and several outlets, including the one powering my other PC. Thoroughly looked them all over, and none look as if they had blown... but still a possibility. I am not exact with the time I say ~30 minutes, which means roughly 30 minutes, and...
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    Computer turns off after being on for ~30mins

    Assuming bad motherboard or CPU now.. just tried leaving it in the BIOS... and it still turned off after 30mins.
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    Computer turns off after being on for ~30mins

    Specs: Intel i5 3570k 8GB GSkill Ares 1600Mhz at 1.5V Crucial MX100 128GB SSD Two 500GB HDDs in striped raid EVGA 480 GTX SeaSonic G-Series 550W (SSR-550RM) ASUS P8Z77-V Mobo All the hardware drivers are up-to-date. Everything maintains excellent temps both at idle (32C,30C,45C)(cpu, mobo...
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    EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Question

    I appreciate the information, I wish the technician would have told me that. Since I was trYing to simply just get an answer... lol I greatly appreciate the reply, thank you!
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    EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Question

    I recently just received my EVGA Supernova 750 G2 power supply, and followed the instructions for testing, as per the users manual, and I noticed a high pitch sound. I believe its generally considered a "coil whine"... well I contacted EVGA Tech Support they RMA'd it upon me calling and saying...
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    PS4 Sales Continue to Crush Xbox One Despite Price Cut

    I enjoy the shit out my Xbox One, and I have the Day One edition. It gets a ton of game, movie, tv, and social time from me... PS4... yea... I dont know what I was thinking when I got that brick.
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    Gaming / Developer Build

    Ahh yes you are correct, it goes down to $129 and it also has a $20 MIR ... so even better for me. Good call! I am probably going to have to change my mind on the choice of RAM due to Newegg selling out yesterday on the Trident X CL7 (2x8) 1.5V, and settle with Crucial Ballistix CL8 (2x8) 1.5V...
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    Gaming / Developer Build

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Gaming primarily, but the occasional Virtual Machine for developing/programming 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? About $900 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state...
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    PC desk recommendations

    The minimum variety of the Galant is due to them replacing the Galant with the Bekant. The biggest thing about the price to these desks is the 10-year warranty you get, which is extremely hard to beat anywhere else. If you want to see Bekant variants the best thing to do is browse the...
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    External USB 3.0 3.5 Inch HDD Enclosure Recommendation

    Any updates on this? I am curious as well, as I am considering a very similar build.
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    Xbox One External Options

    I have been trying to gather as much information as I can regarding high-performance enclosures and hard drive options. I have been pondering between SSD's, hybrids, and high RPM mechanical drives. Though I keep coming to a dead end when researching hard drive enclosures, as it feels like there...
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    ASUS G73JH and black screens...

    I own the G73JH-A1 and I've had it since launch. I've performed a re-paste about 2 years ago with IC7 and have had zero heating issues since. Most recently, I have had to replace the main OS drive due to corruption, which I did replace with a Samsung 840 EVO and I regret not changing it sooner...
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    [Information Gathering] Gaming Upgrade Season

    This is the kind of information I was really in search of, and it definitely provides a decent outlook, at least from a buyers perspective. Haswell is what I have been interested in, as my wifes PC is currently using the i5 3570k and I have been extremely satisfied. I never considered the R9...
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    [Information Gathering] Gaming Upgrade Season

    No I will not be buying very soon, just openly gathering information on everything, including the market, to see where I sit budget wise. Yea, mining has certainly caused a massive spike in GPU pricing, thats an excellent point. Might just say scrap the mining idea and go full gaming. I...
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    [Information Gathering] Gaming Upgrade Season

    I feel I might have finally outgrown my durable and outstanding ASUS G73Jh Laptop, as it is now on its 4th year running. It still handles most games, but at a reduced frame rate including a baseball bat to the quality. I feel its now time to upgrade... so I am gathering as much information as I...
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