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    Is It Worth Upgrading My GPU At This Point?

    I had been using two HP LP247w monitors for a loooooooong time, one just died recently, replaced with an ASUS TN panel. The TN is just at OK level. I'm not sure any modern panels will satisfy my eyes like the older HPs. The Microcenter combo sounds temping.
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    4090 Reviews are up.

    FPS review was the first one I found this morning. My schedule tomorrow doesn't allow any computer time during the release (seems to happen to me every time LOL). With all these glowing reviews it will be interesting to see how long stock lasts. Will make for perhaps amusing reading when I...
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    [Mostly Dead] EVGA B-Stock strikes again

    I've been using this 2080xc B stock that I got before the GPUpocalypse for a lot of not so heavy gaming (Elden Ring, Q2RTX, FFXIV, Skyrim with oodles of mods, MK11, etc) and it's been a champ these last few years. I might keep my eyes out for one of those 3090s, as I expect the RTX 40 series...
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    Windows 10 Full-Screen Optimization

    Welcome to the forums! After installing Windows 10 I usually go into settings and turn off all the Xbox stuff in the gaming section. That ought to shut off full screen optimize. If you use any of those features though such as capture or game mode, shutting off the Xbox bar might be enough. Are...
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    on MPC-HC player, anyway to disable the pause command when you click on the screen?

    Here is the github repository that I get the builds from: I've been using Media Player Classic for a long ass time. I used to switch on and off with VLC depending on what codec was most popular at any given time.
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    on MPC-HC player, anyway to disable the pause command when you click on the screen?

    K so where you need to go in that version of MPC is under View - Options - Player - Keys - Look for Play/Pause, to the right of that you should see Space and maybe ID column of 889, to the right of that you would probably find Mouse Windowed and Mouse Fullscreen. Under those two settings which...
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    Klipsch Reference Premiere any good?

    Over at AVSforum the Klispsch Reference Cinema and Def Tech 6D tend to cause a lot of head shaking and face palming. My sample size for speakers is much smaller than those guys but I would tend to agree those "home theatre in a box" deals could see the money spent to better effect on something...
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    Alexa is evil (If you didn't already know, now you know)

    Hmm. Seems as though Alexa found and absorbed the code from Microsoft Tae. Getting closer to skynet little by little, passive aggresiveness toward humans achieved, next step will be more malevolent. Can't wait till Bezos connects his consciousness directly to Amazon servers.
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    Beware of EVGA GPU's selling for "good prices"

    Dominic Toretto and friends falling back on old habits? I agree with hititinquitit these probably already had a buyer before being sponged. Could see one private party having a nice coin farm.
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    Retailers Paywall Consoles, GPU's, Black Friday Deals Behind Expensive Annual Passes

    For the friggin places around us it wasn't weeks it was a few months, for real. Family Fare, the same company featured in the web video of women wrestling over bath tissue. When warehouse supply was exhausted, only then was it rationed to customers, after corporations had been satisfied by...
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    Samsung tells Apple to hold its beer

    Samsung Z? And here I thought the jeans were an homage to The Z Man Tom Zenk R.I.P. Dumbass place for a pocket with expensive phone. Stand up and lean against desk, crunch. Carry a heavy box and it starts to slip and try to balance it on leg, crunch. Perfect height for random toddler to grab...
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    Retailers Paywall Consoles, GPU's, Black Friday Deals Behind Expensive Annual Passes

    I'm shocked that no one on the executive boards of Kroger, Meijer, or SpartanNash came up with this "pay membership fee to get into the door" during the batshit crazy rush on bath tissue and other grocery supplies. So many stories of trains of shopping carts filled with cases of bath tissue all...
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    Google pulls time heist, robs Boreth; discovers a new phase of matter in the process.

    Man I loved that game. Still to this day at random times I imagine I hear Grimgnaw's creepy voice. So Google.....Time Crystals, both stable and in constant flux. Conjures thoughts of Final Fantasy Aetheryte crystals, or perhaps this experiment will lead to the creation of The Dark Crystal. Woe...
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    How do they look?

    It's a picture of schiit :D Seriously I love my schiit gear, got a Bifrost and Freya as well as modi/magni. Emotiva is awesome for the price, KEF amazing speakers that take up little space. All good stuff. (y)
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    Windows 11 May Not Run on Early Ryzen, Threadripper, Skylake-X, or Any Pre-2016 Intel PC

    I ran the MS PC Health app earlier and discovered this for myself with a Haswell machine using an i5 4670k. I'm personally fine with switching it over to a flavor of Linux when support for Win 10 runs out, or hell maybe before that. My concern is finding a version of linux for my mother's...
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    Domino's Delivery Robots

    Totinos pizzas are definitley near the bottom of the heap. I would add the chain Hungry Howies to the terrabad list but I'm not sure they are still in business, the one that was near us was changed to the Hungry Hippie. At that place the cardboard box was better tasting than the pizza.
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    Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more (UPDATE - added source for Windows 10 retirement date)

    Just tried the MS PC Health check tool for the hell of it. My secondary computer with an i5 4670k shows an exclamation mark with a message that the processor is not supported. Guess that machine will be on Solus Budgie eventually.
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    Windows 11 reveal coming June 24th

    Hmmm. Getting a Windows Elementary OS vibe. Can't say I'm a fan of what I'm seeing. Still wondering if this version will require a subscription. Microsoft: Seeking problems to solutions.
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    Be careful with AMD direct guys and gals

    Agree that Digital River is a font of steaming bullshit. Unfortunate that they were chosen to fullfill orders. As has been pointed out elswyer in this forum, Amazon is putting Ryzen retail boxes into flimsy padded envelopes. Mine arrived undamaged but many others have not been as lucky.
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    Opinions, options for air cooling 5900x

    DRP4 will be a Newegg shell shocker on 3-15(Monday). I grabbed one while they had stock during black friday pricing and it's been working good in another build. Chromax black is classy also, it's the model of my NH-D15.
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Seems to be Tues and Thurs mornings are best bets for direct buy.
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    Buying a second Asus RT-AC66U B1 will this work ?

    Which specific objective(s) are you looking to accomplish? There are ways to go around the AT&T gateway and use your own router but you will lose some features of their hardware, and it will cost you more to use your router instead of theirs as you will need some static IPs(which they will...
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    Buying a second Asus RT-AC66U B1 will this work ?

    Are you wanting to use the second ASUS as the main router instead of the AT&T, keeping the AT&T device as a modem/Gateway? Do you need wider WiFi coverage? You could get a second AC-66u and use it inside on repeater mode. My old AC-66u A1 still works great for that function, it even had a BIOS...
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    Recommend me good Big Tower with 3x120mm ( 360 ) AIO fans support.

    The ODD should be referring to the optical disc drive cage. I'm surprised that any new cases still have 5 1/4 inch drive bays. CD/DVD/BD drives were always at the top front of the case. Most people hook them up externally in various ways these days.
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    Leaked benchmarks put Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti GPU within a whisker of RTX 3090

    Did someone say a dual 6900 GPU card?!?!?!?!?!?!? Introducing the Double Down Double Dog Dare U Twinsies Edition RAD(eon) Will not fit in a case! Will not fit in a closet! Only a room with much volume can contain this much awesomeness! So large John Holmes would have the envy! Requires delivery...
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    Infinity (well-reviewed and highly regarded) reference series home theatre speakers are extremely low priced right now.

    Alright so as I said in earlier post, no messages from Harman, order had vanished from website history, and now the RC263 appears on my doorstep 🍀:woot: No idea at all what this company is doing. They charged me the 70% off sale price. Now I need to redo my setup, was using right left speakers...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    If they had a queue going I would be in line. I'm out of the running for this gen of cards, sticking with my B stock 2080.
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    NVIDIA Releases GeForce 461.09 WHQL Drivers

    Hopefully that root cause of frame drops when fixed applies to all forms of gaming since it also happened on my GTX 980Ti (not an RTX obviously) and I have no VR headset for my RTX 2080 (pity on me for having poor eyesight).
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    NVIDIA Releases GeForce 461.09 WHQL Drivers

    In the back of my mind I had thought about that, mitigations causing performance losses yet those fixes supposedly came with this driver release and there are people on nvidia forums with the same FPS issues going back a few releases. I'm fine with reverting to a much earlier driver and keeping...
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    Infinity (well-reviewed and highly regarded) reference series home theatre speakers are extremely low priced right now.

    Had been checking my Harman account regarding the Infinity center channel that was on backorder, logged in the other day and found my recent order page was empty. Seems my order was quietly purged from their system, no notification email whatsoever. So I guess I try fall 2021 to get a matching...
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    NVIDIA Releases GeForce 461.09 WHQL Drivers

    Installed yesterday, encountered terrible frame rates in games. Installed on secondary computer as an experiment and had same problem, so not limited to one GPU generation. Switched IRQ to message signal interrupt, no difference. Browsed geforce forums(a pox on nvidia for that dog shit forum...
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    Canada and US: LG 32" 144Hz VA-panel 1440P Gaming Monitor with FreeSync (works in G-Sync Compatible) - $399 CAD with free shipping / $299 USD

    Thanks for this, ordering one for myself. Have been on 24 inch 1920x1200 60Hz IPS for quite a while. Will be nice to have higher refresh available, haven't had that option since I used CRTs.
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    AI-Enabled Cheetos Offer Promise of the Perfect Puff

    I would have thought that they would use AI to determine where each flavor/variety of cheetos sold best and where to maintain stock. To use AI to design the puffs themselves, I can't help think of Data from ST:TNG asking humans about the allure of food, or the conversation in The Matrix about...
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    is this good

    Endurance for this drive is supposed to be 530 TB written. Has the Phison E12 controller which is a bonus. Supposedly has a small DRAM cache, which is better than none. It's a QLC drive, not top of the line endurance or speed but still probably faster than a SATA SSD. I just love these gum stick...
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    Infinity (well-reviewed and highly regarded) reference series home theatre speakers are extremely low priced right now.

    Hmm I decided to order an Infinity center channel yesterday, hope that doesn't get canceled, was 70% off regular price. Bad enough can't get any computer hardware, orders being canceled left and right, out of stocks, bots, etc. If it happens to other indoor hobbies and forms of entertainment...
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    Infinity (well-reviewed and highly regarded) reference series home theatre speakers are extremely low priced right now.

    I think they were afraid since this isn't the hotdeals section links might not be allowed. Some forums roll like that. Thanks for the link. There is a [H]otdeals thread for the JBL portion. MEGASALE: JBL Studio Series Home Audio Speakers (590, 580, 570, 530, 520c, 550p Subwoofer) | [H]ard|Forum
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    Infinity (well-reviewed and highly regarded) reference series home theatre speakers are extremely low priced right now.

    I have a pair of R263 towers, they can pump out decent sound for the price, which right now ($199 each down from $599) is less than I paid for them in the scratch/dent section of crutchfield years ago. 89 sensitivity and 6 ohms they aren't terribly difficult to drive, these aren't maggies after...
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    Snark Barker MCA released

    No software needed!!! Yamaha synth built in!!! If only I could get my ABIT and celeron 333 working...though I think I killed the CPU overclocking it to 415 for extended time. I blame Anand for his overclocking articles from back then.
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    Snark Barker MCA released

    Should have made it for ISA* * ISA=Inept Senile Audiophools Still got my original sound blaster in a box downstairs, if only I could get the software running I'd ask the parrot if my opinion on audio matters. (it doesn't) 🦜