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    8+4 EPS: Last 4 pins of PCI-E cable fit, but is it safe?

    I don't know if my PSU(HX1000i) came with two 4+4 cables and I lost one or it was always just one, but until now I haven't needed both. I found that four pins on a pcie cable fit perfectly in the 4-pin connector, but is it safe to use? It's irrelevant whether or not the extra EPS connector is...
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    Massive performance reduction since installing an ASRock Z390 Taichi.

    I've been experiencing stutters, frame drops, and all around sluggishness in games and general OS tasks since switching to this ASRock board. I have tried everything I can think of including countless combinations of BIOS settings and a complete format and reinstall. Even while writing this the...
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    Mech keyboard with at least 12 macro keys?

    Is there a currently available keyboard with a separate macro pad similar to the K95? I upgraded some hardware and now CUE/iCUE causes mass system stutters and unstable FPS in games. Exiting cue clears up all issues. I can find no solution, but I need the 18 macro keys or the MMO I enjoy would...
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    Can a motherboard take out memory when its RAM slots fail?

    Had an MSI board die, the cause of which turned out to be the simultaneous death of all four RAM slots. Just got a new board and now only two of my DIMMs work. Was this a astronomically unlikely coincidence or did the MSI board kill my RAM?
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    Power but no POST. CPU or motherboard?

    8700K MSI Z370 Gaming M7 Happened out of nowhere yesterday, board lights up and powers headers but no video - integrated or discrete - and displays 00 (not D0) and the DRAM debug LED is lit despite memory testing fine in other systems and trying all slots and combinations on this board. I spent...
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    WTB: X570 board and 3700x.

    Together or separately. Looking for a 3700x or better and X570 chipset only. Have a few things to trade if desired: 8700K 5700 XT with Morpheus II cooler
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    WTB: Reference 5700/5700 XT blower.

    Per the title. My beloved Note Pro 12.2 finally shuffled off this mortal coil and a week of trying to watch things on my phone has convinced me it's time to get another tablet. I don't care what OS it runs so long as streaming services like Hulu and Prime can be used and its hardware can decode...
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    WTB: 2080 Super

    Per the title.
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    FS: LG 34" UW | 5700 XT w/ Morpheus | WC Fittings | Air Coolers | Lamptron | Audio Tubes

    Prices include shipping to the US. Google Pay preferred. Paypal accepted. Open to offers. Heatware Free Corsair 120MM AIO with purchase of $25 or more. LG 34UC80 34" 3440x1440 Ultrawide monitor. $300 + shipping. Used for a total of 10 minutes. 10-bit IPS panel. Outstanding uniformity; no bad...
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    WTB: D5 or DDC variant pump, preferably with top and/or res.

    New or used. My case is solid so looks and lights are not a concern. If DDC, nothing under 300l/h. Let me know what you have and how much.
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    FT: 8700K & MSI Z370 G. M5 for zen/X570 • 5700XT w/ Morpheus + cash for 2080+

    Heatware Looking to trade a retail i7-8700K and MSI Z370 Gaming M5 for a Ryzen and X570 motherboard. Only interested in X570 boards, and at least a 3600 for the CPU. I can add cash if needed to make the trade fair for both. I also have a 5700 XT with Morpheus II cooler I'd like to trade - with...
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    Expanding Swiftech H220-X - is this Barrow res a good option?

    I'm doing some small upgrades to the Swiftech. Since I don't need an extreme custom loop, adding some entry-level parts to the H220-X should be more than enough for my needs. Tubing and fittings are already on the way and since I'm fine with the radiator, the only other thing is the extremely...
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    PlayStation 5 DualSense Controller Reveal Original PlayStation Blog Post I can't find any details regarding dimensions, but here's hoping it's larger than the DS4.
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    Looking to upgrade to a GPU that can deliver a consistent 100FPS @ 2560x1440 and medium quality settings

    I knew when I bought a 5700 XT that it's a 60FPS and/or FreeSync GPU, so it's not surprising or disappointing that it has trouble maintaining 100FPS at 2560x1440 in some games. Since I cannot use FreeSync due to intolerable flickering I must upgrade to something with a little more power. Would...
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    WTB: 2080/2070 Super.

    Done for now. Looking for a 2080 or 2070 Super. Have a 5700 XT with Morpheus II cooler for partial trade if desired. Send me your price. Also have a retail 8700K and MSI Z370 Gaming M5 motherboard for trade. Only looking for a comparable AMD setup. Cash can be added to square any deal. Can...
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    Does this need to be bled or refilled? (Swiftech AIO)

    I bought a Swiftech H220-X from a member here. It's new, but it sat in its box for a number of years and I'm curious what, if any, maintenance I should perform. The res window is apparently supposed to look dirty like that judging by every other picture of the AIO. The big air bubble and...
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    Adblock Plus showing 3000+ ads blocked on several sites - normal or something on my PC?

    Yesterday while browsing Amazon I noticed the "ads blocked" number on the ABP icon was over 3000. I went to Newegg and it climbed quickly to over 2000. Same thing at many other sites. I don't recall seeing these kinds of numbers before. Is this normal behavior?
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    WTB: Basic Colorimeter Hardware for Monitor Calibration

    Age is not a concern unless there's no software compatible with Windows 10. Extra features are not required, just a simple color calibration. One of the Spyder tools might work.
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    Anybody still playing Guild Wars 2?

    I just started playing again after many years and despite my burning hatred for F2P MMOs with enormous cash shops I am enjoying it. The only problem is what appears to be a fiercely anti-social playerbase full of people who would rather die trying to solo something than group with other humans.
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    Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 upgrade under ~$350?

    I have used this thing every day for 6 years and it has refused to die. I've dropped it countless times, thrown it, stepped on it on multiple occasions breaking 5 glass screen protectors until finally just going bare. I really, really wish I could keep it but the hardware is too old and common...
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    20.2.2 (Optional) drivers released

    Release Notes Drivers They claim to have fixed most of the black screen problems. I think I'll stay with 19.12.1 for now, or until people report their experience with the new ones.
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    Anybody know what these are (satellite stuff)?

    I know it's not strictly PC-related but [H] is the only forum I visit. I don't know when, how, or why I came into possession of these, but they turned up during some pre-spring cleaning and I could find very little information online. I don't know whether to throw them in the donation box or...
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    WTB: AIO, at least 240MM. Would also consider a pump/block/rad/res combo.

    Looking for an AIO with a 240MM or larger radiator and 1151 mounting hardware. No interest in LEDs. May also consider a bundle of separate components depending on price.
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    WTB: Haswell CPU - at least quad core.

    My mom's PC currently has a G3220. I'd like to do a small upgrade to something with at least 4 cores. It's mainly a FB/Hulu/Browsing system so nothing extreme required.
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    WTB or Rent: Monitor Calibration Tool

    Can't justify the price of a new one since I would like to use it just once. Please let me know what you have and if you want to sell or rent for a day or two. Thanks.
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    WTB Outer Worlds key

    Yes, that. edit: I forgot I had another thread. Locked - please delete.
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    Fallout 4 GOTY (Steam) - $7.99 @ CDKeys

    FALLOUT 4 GOTY STEAM KEY Despite it existing in what many consider a gray area, CDKeys is a legitimate site and excellent resource* - and prioritize buyer safety and privacy from my experience. I've bought from them many times and have never had an issue, and any refund requests were fulfilled...
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    FS/T: LG 34UC80 3440×1440 IPS Ultrawide • Accelero Xtreme III GPU Cooler w/ extras • More.

    Heatware Currently looking to trade (+ cash if needed) for a 2070S, 2080S, or similar. LG 34UC80-B 34" 3440x1440 21:9 ultrawide 10-bit IPS panel. Outstanding uniformity, image quality, and color accuracy; no bad pixels. FreeSync. Fewer than 30 minutes of use. Trade or $345 shipped to US...
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    Anybody else disappointed in their Be Quiet case's quality?

    be quiet! Dark Base 900 Black (non-pro/non-window). I've had this case for a few months, but I was just looking at it on my desk and wondering how heavy BQ's balls must be to charge what they do. I was excited to transition from a mid-tower back to a full. The last high-end full tower case I...
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    Does the Rift S possess any features that would make it a must-have over the Odyssey+?

    Prices notwithstanding, is there anything about the Rift S which makes it objectively better than the Odyssey+, or anything about the Odyssey which makes it worse?
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    WTB: ASRock Taichi Z390 or 370.

    Need to replace an MSI Z370 board and I've been wanting to check out one of the Taichi models. Used/no accessories is fine.
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    Is there a 32" 16:9 or 34" 21:9 display guaranteed to exhibit zero FreeSync flicker?

    I've never used or needed more than one display at a time, yet here I sit with three monitors - Samsung C32HG70, LG 34UC80, Viotek GN32LD - each of which excels at flickering while FreeSsync is enabled despite every possible combination of hardware and software settings. Is there a FreeSync...
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    Frequent frame drops with vsync.

    Scenario - FFXIV Vsync on: 99 FPS, 98, 100, 99, 96, 98, 99, 97, 99, etc. Micro stutters galore. Vsync off: 200+ FPS, but unbearable tearing. Same in both borderless and exclusive. What is the reason for this and is there a workaround that will not introduce screen tear? Freesync is not an...
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    WTB Water Cooling Things

    Edit: for 1151 My plan is to slowly acquire the parts and pieces I need for a simple custom loop. I'm in no hurry. Retail prices for non-garbage WC gear are exorbitant to the point of laughter, and the cheap stuff isn't worth considering, so my only option is to buy used mid-to-high level gear...
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    WTB: Racing Wheel compatible with Windows.

    I want to get back into sim racing. I really regret selling my Fanatec Porsche wheel, but hopefully I can find one similar in quality. At this time I'm only looking for one of Thrustmaster's modular offerings - t300/tx base or whole package.
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    WTT: 8700K and MSI Z370 Gaming M5 for AMD CPU & motherboard of comparable performance.

    HEATWARE If needed I can add cash to square a trade. Pictures can be provided upon request. i7-8700K and MSI Z370 Gaming M5. Both in excellent condition. CPU has never run at excessive voltage or heat. I removed the plastic shrouds to make room for a radiator in a previous case. I have...
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    The Wolf Among Us - Free @ Epic Store until the 19th Didn't see it posted in the thread for the other free game. Just in case some missed it.
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    Is there any difference in ethernet performance amongst WiFi routers with 1Gb ports?

    For example, between an AC1200 router thats costs around $30 and an AC5400 that is ~$300. Both have Gigabit ethernet ports - would there be a noticeable difference in wired network performance? I'm asking because I want to justify a new router purchase, but the one I have now works fine for...
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    FS: Lamptron FC5-V3 and FC6 Fan Controllers, Audio Tubes (New GE JAN 5654W matched pair + others)

    HEATWARE Google Pay Prices include shipping Lamptron FC5-v2 and Lamptron FC6 Both are basically new. FC5-v3 $40 FC6 $20 Both for $50 New Matched Pair of GE JAN 5654W audio tubes + a few others. Top row: 3x US-made RCA tubes. Second row: GE JAN 5654W pair. Never used. Got rid of my tube...
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    WTB Xbox One Controller

    Any color, any revision. Just need something that functions with Windows 10 while wired - don't care about bluetooth.