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    Samsung 980 PRO

    I read rumors that Intel is supposed to finally release 2nd gen optane SSDs, which are supposed to be pcie 4. I'd love to pick one up for a boot drive as well.
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    Samsung 980 PRO

    Too bad no plans for a 2tb pro, the 960 pro 2tb was a nice (if expensive) option when it was new.
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    Intel insider claims it finally lost Apple because Skylake QA 'was abnormally bad'

    Thanks for adding that info, sounds like they have the right guys to make it happen. Yeah, intel was coasting for years with their 4 core lineup. Plus, as Apple, how could you even believe Intel's roadmap and trust their ability to deliver, after the repeated failures with 10nm, security issues...
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    Intel insider claims it finally lost Apple because Skylake QA 'was abnormally bad'

    Apple lost the plot on the professional laptop market when they dropped to only 4 USB C ports on the MPB around 2015. Sure it looked neat and the ports had high bandwidth, but who wants to have to carry around a sack of adapters when you go to a meeting etc. Too bad as before the retina macbooks...
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    3dfx Voodoo5 6000 Revival

    I ran a G400 Max, really loved that card
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    Intel launches its 10th gen Comet Lake CPUs - breaks world record in soldier numbers (possibly)

    Wow, that makes sense. Intel inventing new ways to scumbag it up. I was wondering why all with all these new laptops coming out with high end gpus, haven't seen one with the new AMD chips. I was also hoping to see something like a Lenovo x1 carbon extreme with a Ryzen 6 or 8 core proc and oled...
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    Noctua violates PWM Spec, Causes Problems in Multi-Fan Configs

    Thanks for the reply, I will be watching this. I imagine it was frustrating figuring out what was wrong. I wish they would walk back this change. I have been using a aquaero 6 with pwm splitters for rad fans as well. I don't understand the need for "protection" on fans either?
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    Noctua violates PWM Spec, Causes Problems in Multi-Fan Configs

    This is a real bummer. I have used noctua alot in the past, and didn't expect this. I was planning on getting a bunch of the black nf a12s whenever those are finally released. I did a quick search and didn't find anywhere else talking about it. When you talked to support did they indicate if...
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    128-Core AMD Epyc Rome Server Tear-Down

    In that video he mentions he was able to overclock it, any ideas how? I thought it wasn't possible to overclock the Rome epyc cpus.
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    Nvidia Creates New Studio To Remaster Classic Games With Raytracing

    How amazing would the OG thief games be, since lighting is a huge part of the game.
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    Intel 900p Optane ...WOW

    Apparently they are planning gen 2 optane ssds after all, sometime in the future, found this recent article Edit to add, the slide in the article only mentions datacenter products, but hopefully that would mean consumer ones...
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    Intel 900p Optane ...WOW

    Finally built a new system for the wife, and used one of those 900p 280gb cards that was on sale when I picked it up last year. Was able to sell the star citizen code and bring the cost of the drive to around 220$ from memory. The optane drive really does make for a snappy system drive, it is...
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    The Anti-Cheat System Is Broken in Battlefield V

    One of things that was great about old school shooters where you could run private servers. You end up playing with guys you know, and admins can ban cheaters.
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    Quantum3D Mercury brick

    NIce job , that makes for a killer retro setup
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    Intel Announces a Hybrid Optane M.2 SSD

    I picked up Primocache after reading about it in the forums here. It made a noticeable difference for me as well, even in my system with a nvme ssd for the OS. Would love to see what it would do with Optane as well.
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    Valve's Artifact Ended 2018 outside Steam's Top 100 Most-Played Games

    It would be ironic if after all these years, it ends up being competition to steam that forces valve to release titles that the community wants, that are guaranteed to sell by the boatload.
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    First Gaming Benchmarks Revealed for the NVIDIA Titan RTX

    The other thing that makes these look like a poor value for someone without unlimited funds, is the impending 7nm refresh. The original Pascal Titan owners had a great run, because there was not a shrink. It would be a kick in the balls if in 8 months, there is a 7nm Titan RTXR or whatever they...
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    RTX 2080 Ti FE Escapes Testing by Dying After 8 Hours @ [H]

    Cool, thanks! I had assumed it was thermals, I will check it out.
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    RTX 2080 Ti FE Escapes Testing by Dying After 8 Hours @ [H]

    Have watercooled 2080 Tis been dieing too? I don't recall seeing anyone with a waterblock having theirs die.
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    Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards are dying on a lot of users

    Are watercooled cards failing as well?
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    My free trial of PrimoCache disk caching software - would buy/recommended

    I gave it a shot, decided to buy it as it made a noticeable difference for me.
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    Micron Buys Itself Out of Flash Partnership With Intel

    I hope that this doesn't kill off the Optane products
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    EPYC hampered by Memory cost.

    The vendor is trying to rob you. You should get 3rd party ram. Some vendors try to push you to buy their branded ram, as its the highest margin part of the build. Change your BOM to the minumum the vendor will let you spec, and get a separate quote on ram and install it yourself. As an example...
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    System Shock Enhanced at GOG!

    I've never played it before, but have been meaning to since I always hear great things about it. I'm kind of torn if I should do my first play through with this new enhanced edition or wait for the the full remaster they are working on.
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    More 1080Ti for $570 at FleaBay

    I listed them last night, they are mine :)
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    More 1080Ti for $570 at FleaBay

    Found a couple of watercooled 1080 Tis going cheap...
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    Apple Updates MacBook Pro With Faster Performance and New Features for Pros

    well, they didn't add anymore ports to it, so its a 'pro' notebook that requires dongles to do anything worthwhile. It's almost as if they actively try to push away business/pro users
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    New cards in July

    That would be pretty underwhelming considering the amount of time since the 1080 Ti has been out, and the higher price. I would hope for a bigger bump than the Titan V since it wouldn't have the tensor hardware.
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    DRAM Vendors Reportedly Facing Hefty Antitrust Fines in China

    it is truly insulting what ddr4 costs now, especially now that we have great processors like the 16 core threadripper for less than 1000$.
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    Good old Games - Summer Sale 4 hours left! - Suggested oldies but goodies list

    I always wondered why there hasn't been a new standard like A3D, I played half life and the original thief with it, it was truly immersive. With modern multicore processors, you probably wouldn't even need dedicated hardware. Too bad there isn't a Kronos group type organization for 3d sound...
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    Feast your eyes upon a 272 thread node (part of the most powerful 2u out there)

    What algo are those best at for mining?
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    Gsync 4k 144hz HDR monitor prices 'released'

    Has anyone hear of any plans for a ~40 inch 4k or 5k OLED tv or monitor with VRR such as freesync or Gsync? It looks like the current OLED displays are a bit too big for my desk setup.
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl

    Its about time!
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    Rage 2

    Bummer, given the amazing capabilities, I just assumed id tech 6 was going to be used.
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    Gsync 4k 144hz HDR monitor prices 'released'

    Wow, that is really bold to ask for ~2k$ for a monitor with that kind of haloing! I would expect a perfection for that price, and the option for bigger size.
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    Borderlands 3 others leaked

    Don't forget the pre-sequel. I don't trust them to not fuck it up, and would love a well done borderlands 3.
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    Petition for MacBook Pro Recall over Broken Keyboards Close to 10K Signatures

    When the retina Macbook pros came out, they were quite powerful at the time. Now, they are just sad and overpriced, requiring a dongle for anything. This is 2018, and the max memory is the same as the 2012 retinas. No thanks.
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    Intel 900p Optane ...WOW

    I thought Micron was getting ready to put out their own branded version of XPoint drives. They were a partner with Intel in their development. Hopefully if they start selling them we could see some better prices.
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    Intel 900p Optane ...WOW

    I just saw the news about the 905p, I really wish the prices were sane. I would love to pick up a 1.5 or 1TB as an OS/boot drive, but not at these prices.
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    Micron 1100 2TB SSD $254

    Thanks for the heads up! Snagged one, great deal.