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    system crashes ONLY when GPU under load

    I had a similar issue that I think is caused by the GPU overheating. I set a more aggressive fan profile and performance to -5%.I forget the exact setting, but it fixed my blue screen issue. It could be my PSU but I doubt that is the case.
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    Real world scenario

    I will would depend on you use case. Gaming, no, productivity, maybe. I noticed a big improvement going from an 830 to a 970 evo on working with large files in word with referencing software.
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    Micro Center 11/11 sale!

    microcentre is adopting Chinese singles day sales?
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    The perfect 4K 43” monitor! Soon! Asus XG438Q ROG

    43" is a crazy size, go 32" for desktop or 55" for sofa gaming.
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    Every Monitor Sucks

    I've only upgraded for those reasons. I'm about to go for 42" 1080p to 55" 4k + Xiaomi 4k box.
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    Every Monitor Sucks

    i went from a samsung 22" (i think) crt to crap ofgice minitor when i worked in asia. After that a budget samsung and budget asus 24" before investing in my current dell 27" isp display in my sig. when i have more money, desk space and gpu power i will go 32" 4k 120-144hrz HDR. Until then i will...
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I think I will wait for a first patch, I've already waited a year.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I think pc games are happy enough to get a console exclusive to care about a first party store giving better deals. I'm waiting for GOG 2.0.as long as everything supports it things will improve for pc gamers, at least we can be optimistic for a true steam rivil.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I remember getting a call every month for going over my data allowance. Now I live in the UK where everyone has unlimited data and porn flows free (until they implement age verification).
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    Looking for a colour laser printer

    I'm thinking about upgrading from my trusty Brother HL-2250DN, and 2-pack TN-2220 for £12.99 I want 3-in-1 function at least and I'm now thinking about colour after the exorbitant bill I was charged for printing colour documents. Looking at prince, functionality and rebates I've found two...
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    Dual thumb drives

    I picked up the top one because Amazon had it for half price, £10 for 64GB. The Anker adapter is not suitable because it won't fit on a key chain. The whole point of a dual drive is to avoid the need for an adapter of hub. That said, if you want a faster drive Samsung has the Samsung Memory...
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    2x120m vs 2x140m vs 1x200mm?

    I can't find the fan packs on Amazon or eBay UK.
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    2x120m vs 2x140m vs 1x200mm?

    That's a good point. I will look into grabbing 2x 140mm.
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    Air or AIO?

    I have a max budget of around £50, so I'm not looking at the beefy Noctua Coolers. I need to upgrade from a Noctua NH-L9i with a 25mm fan to something that can better cool my i7 6700k (mild OC). I'm also upgrading to a Phanteks EVOLV ITX so it needs to be under 200mm. I had the Hyper 212+...
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    2x120m vs 2x140m vs 1x200mm?

    I'm picking up a Phanteks EVOLV ITX this afternoon that only comes with a rear exhaust fan. The front supports 3 fan configurations: 2x 120mm 2x 140mm 1x 200mm I know that 2x 140mm will be more efficient than 2x 120mm but not how much of a difference it will make. Is 2x 140mm much better than...
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    Dual thumb drives

    I'm looking for a dual thumb drive for my wife's MacBook Pro. Except for the last one which is a bit slower, are these drives basically equal? Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C Fast - The Flash Drive for USB Type-C devices 256 GB 128 GB 64 GB32 GB 16 GB Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 Fast - The Flash...
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    Spam?

    I received this as well. I am familiar with their products and would expect they are actually looking for reviews.
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    Disable Cortana but not search

    I've been a but busy so I didn't check back. This looks like exactly what I'm looking for, something that can perform a number of tweaks to a fresh install. I re-enabled the Cortana runtime broker in the registry so that I can use the search function again. I read that windows is separating...
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    Disable Cortana but not search

    I've been a but busy so I didn't check back. This looks like exactly what I'm looking for, something that can perform a number of tweaks to a fresh install. I re-enabled the Cortana runtime broker in the registry so that I can use the search function again. I read that windows is separating...
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    Disable Cortana but not search

    I have been annoyed by certain system processes with high CPU usage ramping up my CPU fan. I disabled Cortana, lots of different tracking, location, reporting, hints, ect. This includes Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry and Cortana runtime broker. How much can I disable without losing Windows...
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    A few questions about a new monitor - Dell S2719DC

    I've been wanting a new monitor and checked gumtree just for fun. I found a Dell 27 USB-C Ultrathin Monitor (S2719DC) for £190. The best part is it was only an 8-minute walk and came with the original box. Plug it in and I was only getting some weird resolution 2048x1080. I checked and it was a...
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    Gaming PC for around 5000 euros;;

    Is the PC strictly for gaming? What size monitor does he want?
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    HP Proliant ML110 G7 - unRAID or OpenMediaVault

    I was very lucky. Someone on a forum I'm active on was offering a free server and I was going to be in the area the next day. I took the train an extra station and picked up the HP Proliant ML110 G7. I almost broke my toe trying to carry the server in one hand and a coffee in the other but it...
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    Grand Theft Auto V 5 - Great White Shark Card Bundle PC for $11.99

    "This product is for Rockstar Social Club platform and CANNOT be activated and played on Steam platform."
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    Control fan speed Asus z170i

    I have a Cooler Master cm storm with 2x200m (font and top) and 1x120mm (rear). Specs are in my signature. The top fan is not connected due to a lack of motherboard fan headers. I'm currently running the i7-6700k at stock with a Noctua NH-L9i on it at the moment with a standard 25mm thick Noctua...
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    China Uses Facial Recognition to Crackdown on Illegal Subletting in Public Housing

    Most shopping malls and some public toilets on streets. I've visited most major cities and tourist spots.
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    China Uses Facial Recognition to Crackdown on Illegal Subletting in Public Housing

    Nice, this is actually an improvement. TP is not normally provided in public bathrooms in China. Normally some is selling little packs.
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    SSD pricing, bigger or faster?

    I've been running the M.2 for a day now. I'm in the final stages of editing my thesis so I migrated the OS from the Samsung 839 256GB. After I submit, I will make a fresh instal on the M.2 and migrate appdata from the 830 and format it as a games drive. I've read that I should not notice a...
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    SSD pricing, bigger or faster?

    I didn't find any great deals so installed the 970 Evo 500gb tonight. The only hassle was setting up boot priority in the BIOS. The drive didn't even show up under the EZBIOS. This will do me for many years. I will upgrade the 830 256GB to something bigger when SATA drives come down more in...
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    SSD pricing, bigger or faster?

    I have a 970 Evo 500GB that will arrive tomorrow. The 970 was on sale for £90 and the 960 is £100. I'm not going to open it yet as I have until the end of January to return it is I can find a better deal. I don't have any free SATA ports so I can only consider M.2 drives. I will only return the...
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    SSD pricing, bigger or faster?

    It will replace my Samsung 830 as my OS/game drive. I have found that office can become bogged down when working with very large documents. It would be nice to get a boost in speed and capacity.
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    SSD pricing, bigger or faster?

    Unfortunately, it is priced similar to the 970 Evo in the UK.
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    SSD pricing, bigger or faster?

    I missed the Samsung 970 Evo for £90 during the Black Friday say at Amazon. It's on for £90 again today and I'm thinking if I should go for it or wait a bit longer. My system is in my signature. I recently upgraded from an i5-2500k z68 platform to an i7-6700k z170 with an M.2 port. My current OS...
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    Vitaminwater Offers $100K to Quit Smartphones for a Year

    I could do it, but I would need to buy a DS, pocket camera and take my kindle when I go out. Google maps would be the biggest loss as I use it all the time. If I lived in a small town and drove I don't think it would bother me at all. Living in a major city where driving is strongly discouraged...
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    First new build in 11 years... Will this work?

    You don't need to 'know anything' about a Xeon, they are professional grade CPU's that work extremely well for professional applications live content production. You won't hear much about them because they are not suitable for gaming. Lots of cores, lower clocks and not designed for overclocking.
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    Xbox Scarlett Will Use Zen 2 and AMD Next-Gen GPU Technology, Targeting 4K/60 FPS

    2013-2019 is a very good time span. Any longer and it will be holding back PC gaming, and gaming in general. It is still a lot cheaper and easier to buy a console and connect it to your TV than going the PC route. I am PC only, but some friends don't have/want to invest the time in a PC. They...
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    Class Divide between "Poor" Apple iPhone and "Rich" Huawei Users in China

    I don't feel 'snobbish' about using an android but I find it's more interesting to talk about them because of the variety of choices. I like Android because of the flexibility, dual sim, expandable storage, custom firmware and a headphone jack (though I've switched to wireless). With Apple, you...
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    Class Divide between "Poor" Apple iPhone and "Rich" Huawei Users in China

    The iphone uses a lightning cable and the macbook pro uses usb c. I cloud is convenient but they don't give enough storage to expect people to go all cloud. She likes to plug her phone into her laptop to charge it while she is working, so I had to find some lightning to USB C cables.
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    Class Divide between "Poor" Apple iPhone and "Rich" Huawei Users in China

    Huawei have some very nice flagship phones. Look at the Huawei p20 line. The camera is pretty amazing. My mother-in-law always bought cheaper gray market phones until one died when she was travelling in Europe. She picked up the p20 pro and her photos went from a blurry mess to 'professional'...
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    Class Divide between "Poor" Apple iPhone and "Rich" Huawei Users in China

    I wish. My wife is on her second iphone. She recently upgraded from a macbook air to the new macbook pro and discovered that she was unable to connect the two. She tried a few other brands but couldn't find anything as nice looking and quiet as the 13" pro. Her next phone will be a Huawei...
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