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  1. J

    If I want to get a mac just to see what it is like what would you recommend?

    Get an M1 Air. Its great as a secondary computer, Mini may be cheaper but you may have a harder time finding a purpose for it.
  2. J

    AMD Ultimate Tech Upgrade to replace Intel Extreme Tech Upgrade

    Lol did Linus steal someone's lunch money back in middle school...
  3. J

    AMD admits to restraining chip supply to keep higher CPU and GPU prices

    Do people not understand supply and demand?
  4. J

    Is 256GB enough for the latest generation MacBook Air

    I had an M1 base model and it was fine for basic usage. That said I am pretty good about only keeping what I need. When I buy for my parents I generally load up on the RAM and storage so that they won't call me up for tech support.
  5. J

    SSD prices keep falling Patriot 2 GB $80, DRAM NVME added for Leven Brand

    Pretty expensive for 2GB :) Anyway good TBW. Seems to be TLC, no-DRAM.
  6. J

    Intel misses Q4 badly, Q1 guidance is abysmal

    A bit surprised by the outlook. Product-wise they are in a better spot than a year ago.
  7. J

    additional RAM causing crash?

    May just be a bad set of ram.
  8. J

    Are HomePod 2 really that good?

    I'm expecting the Home Pod 2 to sound very good. Apple has always been very good about audio (value aside). If you are in the ecosystem it is hard to go wrong with one. If I didn't have something set up in every room already I'd look to get one (have combination of Sonos, Airport Express, and...
  9. J

    Corsair Ax1500i died and killed 3080?

    It's certainly possible for water damage to cause corrosion over a long period. It doesn't have to blow up immediately.
  10. J

    Help Me Choose a Lenovo Laptop

    The first is good enough for your current needs. That said, the 2nd one gives you more capability for the money. It has a faster CPU, more RAM, a better screen, and a GPU that allows for some gaming if you ever feel like doing it.
  11. J

    Possible to get a worthwhile ~$200-250 upgrade for GTX 1080?

    The difference should be pretty significant. Still, you might do better to just spend a bit more for the next tier up 3060ti/3070/6700/xt etc. Can always sell the 1080 and get a bit back to make up the difference.
  12. J

    [Rumor] Intel Arc A770 Early October Launch

    It doesn't look that bad with RT on. Might get one to play around with and retire my RX580 in my HTPC.
  13. J

    Most undervalued cryptocurrency - your opinion?

    I want 32 Eth to run my own validator. Going to DCA into it.
  14. J

    Intel ARC Performance and Pricing Speculation

    Intel is sure good at product timing. They will release these cards just when a flood of mining cards will hit the market.
  15. J

    Sony GDM-FW900 CRT Monitor Brand NEW in BOX

    Not the same unit, was my first thought as well but then I noticed that the build dates are different.
  16. J

    AMD Surpasses Intel Market Cap

    Intel would be worth a lot more if it divests its fabs. That said though I think the current valuation is too low. Intel will benefit from the current geopolitical trends. As long as they can execute (big question) there is a lot of upside.
  17. J

    3090 mining worth is at the moment?

    In winter the electricity cost is offset by the savings in heating. Where I live the heating is electric only, so the mining electricity cost is practically free. You won't be gaming on it 24/7, mining is practically a no-brainer to offset the cost. Even if it were to fail it will be under warranty.
  18. J

    Do people actually still use Trackpoints / Pointing Sticks?

    It can definitely be more efficient if you are used to it since you don't have to move your hands off the keyboard to move the mouse.
  19. J

    Intel Iris Xe vs Intel Iris Plus vs GTX 1650 vs Ryzen

    Lots of 2 in 1s with Ryzen but cant think of one with a greater than 1080p screen. You need to pick and choose what is important to you.
  20. J

    When will Video Card prices come down lower?

    As long as fab capacity is constrained Intel is not going to make any difference. Intel is using TSMC, not its own fabs for GPU.
  21. J

    Apple India factory of on probation for wanting better food and better conditions

    Apple (and others) manufacture in China and India for very different reasons. China's labor cost is lower than the US but it is expensive now in comparison to Vietnam, India etc. Even environmental regulations are much more stringent than before. The advantage is mostly in the scale of...
  22. J

    Ipad pro - usb c to hdmi

    No issues with usbc.
  23. J

    New gaming PC build: AMD 5600X/AM4 or Intel 12600K/LG1700? You advice is appreciated!

    I'd price out the systems and see what the actual difference is. Within $100-200 Alder Lake seems to be a better choice if keeping for 5 years.
  24. J

    Problem 4000 mhz

    Check if there is any BIOS update? Some boards required updates to run 4x 32gb. That said pretty sure your board supports 256.
  25. J

    I need an impossible to find laptop within a budget.

    Zephyrus G15? It is periodically on sale for a bit over $1.5k
  26. J

    Apple leaks M1 Max Duo, and M1 Ultra

    Hard to bet against Apple at this point. They have a ridiculous amount of resources to throw at talent and tech. Apple is like double the market cap of Nvidia, Intel and AMD combined.
  27. J

    FTC Sues to Block $40 Billion Semiconductor Chip Merger

    China doesn't care about ARM, they just want to be able to license. I'll bet you money that ARM China is not going to make any difference in this and certainly won't be buying its parent...
  28. J

    5900x microstuttering, stuttering, slowing down windows

    Buy/borrow replacement parts and swap them in one by one to isolate the problem. Start with the motherboard.
  29. J

    Samsung 980 Pro 2TB $279 at Newegg

    Good deal. A bit tempted but just got the MSI deal as well.
  30. J

    What happened to Zen 3+?

    Doubt there will ever be a shortage. Makes more sense to mine with Epyc rather than Ryzen for Raptoreum. The parts to build a computer add up pretty quickly. Also Raptoreum care only about L3 cache. Doesn't make sense to get Zen 3 when Zen 2 gets the same hashrate.
  31. J

    Apple announces Self Service Repair

    Just having OEM display and battery available is a huge improvement.
  32. J

    Ryzen 9 re-pricing?

    Got a 5800x recently. Was planning on staying on my 3900x until the last update for AM4 but with the recent price drops the 5800x is a bit hard to refuse. May get a 5950XT down the road.
  33. J

    Raptoreum CPU mining earning $5.50/day right now on 5950X

    Mining with a 3900x, 5800x, and 5600h. Great for winter.
  34. J

    dutnguye is saying he was hacked, and today he had a quick sale -he posted over at AT and ssaid he heatware was hacked as well. This is a FYI

    2FA isn't the problem. Upfront payment by crypto is just a bad idea. Reputation is great and all but society functions in large part via the fear of consequences. With an upfront crypto payment there is practically zero fear as no one will be able to or bother to track that money.
  35. J

    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Installed it on my Surface Pro 6 to test the waters. FIgured that it is a Microsoft device it must be decent. Went back to 10 after 30 mins. There is a slight lag when right-clicking on the desktop and other various UI issues. Drove me nuts. 10 was perfect, maybe I'll try again in a year...
  36. J

    Gaming laptops...

    Legion 5 is solid. Wifi is definitely bad though, I have the same Realtek card in my ThinkBook and plan to swap it out with the Intel as well. Best buy has Legion 7 Slim on sale for the same price. It is a good bit more premium and lighter but sacrifices a bit of wattage on the 3060. Good deal...
  37. J

    How to unlock LHR cards?

    I am getting 74Mh -200/+1500/75% using NBMiner. For the other miners, I was getting less, around 68-70.
  38. J

    Super Flower Leadex III 850W Gold PS - $110 + $20 Newegg Gift Card

    Dude you need to get a grip. Very few companies have names that actually make sense for what they are selling... Btw Super Flower is a Taiwanese company.
  39. J

    Latest GPU Market Sales Indicate that NVIDIA Indeed Halted RTX 30 Series Production

    Nvidia can just put out the non-LHR as a 'special edition' at a marked-up price and make money hand over first. Don't see why they will stop production and leave money on the table...
  40. J

    I had buyers remourse. Cancelled my MBP 14" order :(

    I played around with a 16 and a 14 in store. Really nice machines but I can't justify it for my use cases. Would love a 16 inch MacBook Air but for now, I will stick with the ThinkBook I recently purchased.