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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    It's not difficult as the layout is pretty straight forward. But as a first gen owner I know the tricks to build it much, much easier and cleaner. He was doing it for the entertainment factor I guess.
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    Innodisk Launches 4K M.2 Graphics Card

    Means: It's suitable for industrial applications that require thin and light form factor or high scalability, like digital signage, graphical processing for medical use and casino machines. Yeah, not a product for us normal folks.
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    CHP: Drunk Driver Slept While Tesla Appeared to Drive Hwy 101 on Autopilot

    Thanks:) Your information is very helpful. I didn't know landing is easy (or just easier?) I do understand pilots can loop back and try again if the condition is bad though. I watched videos of huge commercial planes land in strong wind. Like this one And I thought that was some sick maneuver...
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    CHP: Drunk Driver Slept While Tesla Appeared to Drive Hwy 101 on Autopilot

    I don't know a lot about aviation. But I've seen someone said a modern commercial plane can take off, fly and land on it's own. Is it true? I don't believe that. I will not board a plane without an experienced pilot. Afaik, the "autopilot" on such an aircraft just maintain the plane on the...
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    CHP: Drunk Driver Slept While Tesla Appeared to Drive Hwy 101 on Autopilot

    It's not poorly named. It's intentionally named like that because Tesla owners apparently like these buzzwords and all the bells and whistles, think they're "cool".
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    NYC Politician Wants to Ban Cashless Restaurants

    I don't see a problem with cashless restaurant, as long as the customers are informed before being seated. Don't have smartphone or credit card? Just go to a restaurant that take cash! People with no smartphone or cards are not going to starve because of it. And tying any particular race with...
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    Microsoft Admits Cortana Is an Epic Failure by Shamelessly Selling Amazon Echo Dot

    I believe cortana is just an excuse to spy and collect more data. They probably don't care if it's successful or not.
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    Geforce 416.81 Drivers Fix Multi Monitor Power Consumption

    I'm not seeing any improvement on multi monitor power usage. My system draws 50W (single screen) 80W (dual screens) at idle and it's the same after this driver update.
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    Smart Speakers are Apparently the Next Big Thing

    Many people are too dumb to care about quality. They use smart speakers. They use bluetooth headphones with their phones that have big notches on screen. They stream their "music" off youtube or whatever streaming apps. They watch a movie on their phone, in portrait. They don't use fullscreen...
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    Employee's Porn Habit Infects U.S. Geological Survey Network with Malware Infection

    Don't do personal stuff with company hardware and network Don't do company stuff with personal hardware and network How hard can it be?
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Oh I did not know about that. Seems like corsair did listen to their customers' feedback! I'm sure many people complained haha. Nice move with the braided cables!
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Asus has a brand new cooler design for the 2000 series turbo card. Left is my old 1060 turbo, right is the new 2080 turbo The difference is pretty substantial, right? Sorry I'm using intel platform.
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    I am not Ej24 but I am using some 40mm fans at the top too. They are Noctua NF-A4x10 FLX so 10mm thick. I don't think a thicker model will fit because in my case only a thin gap is left between the fans and the graphics card. Mind you don't expect a lot from those tiny fans. They don't move a...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Yes I have checked that too. As well as every settings in OS and BIOS I could try. Afaik that power saving feature reduces "gen", like from 3.0 to 1.1 as you said, but doesn't reduce the lane. Most importantly, plugging the gpu directly to the motherboard gave me x16 reliably, which proved the...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    Does anyone know of a superior replacement of the pcie riser? Preferably more flexible and reliable than the one we have? Today I was randomly looking at hwinfo, and found out my graphics card was running at x4 3.0 speed. (It could've been running that all this time:eek:) During a LOT of...
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    The Borderlands 2 VR: Announcement Trailer

    I wonder how they would adjust the difficulties for it to work. It is a very fast paced game. Just imagine doing the ultimate vault hunter mode in VR...:wtf:
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    Wi-Fi Alliance Renames Wireless Standards

    It may surprise you how non-techie people are oblivious of the most basic computer knowledge we deem as "common sense" And sadly they are the majority of the population.
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    Wi-Fi Alliance Renames Wireless Standards

    Many people, should I say most people, just think internet = wi-fi. They wouldn't know or care what kind of wi-fi they're using. I shit you not a friend of mine couldn't get her head around the idea of me getting internet on my PC with a cable.
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    Need help finding a console like pc or mini pc or whatever they are called?

    There're many vendors and system builders. Basically most "big names" like dell, asus, lenovo, hp etc. all have their gaming desktop lines. And assume you're in US? There're many system builders like ibuypower, maingear, cyberpower, digital storm etc. But if you're looking for a smaller form...
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    Need help finding a console like pc or mini pc or whatever they are called?

    I'm afraid it's not really feasible with your budget, if your goal is to game on that. Building a small form factor PC with comparable performance to a current console is not cheap. Some of the cases suggested above already cost >$200 on their own. A complete system can easily cost more than...
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    I bet the problem is with the CPU. (And the drive nearer to it) I hope you already know that, even your CPU cooler can get rid of the heat from the CPU itself quick enough, the heat still need somewhere to go outside the cooler. The hot air from the CPU cooler is going to be trapped under the...
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    GPU fried, anything I can do?

    What?... Warranty period starts from the day of purchase (date on the invoice). You don't get shorter warranty because it has been sitting on the shelf longer.
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    Trade War with China Will Drive Up GPU Prices Again

    $880? Still cheaper than most places on earth...:confused:
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    The Verge Ridiculed for "How We Built a $2000 Custom Gaming PC" Video

    It'd be totally fine if the video was made into a vlog like thing just sharing his build process. But you see it was a tutorial. There's responsibility involved in teaching. Teaching someone things you don't actually know, I call it a scam. To be honest I still can't believe it was not a...
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    30 Minutes of Internet Access Costs Vacationing Family $13,470

    That's exactly why I think the kid (or the family) was making things up. Chess game and background process my ass. He could be downloading new games (many large mobile games require additional data pack over 1GB) or torrenting porn, who knows?
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    30 Minutes of Internet Access Costs Vacationing Family $13,470

    I call bullshit. First of all, airplane mode does shut off mobile data. Not even Apple can screw this up. Secondly, mobile data while roaming is unlikely to be on by default. I don't use an iphone or t-mobile I don't know. But it should not be on without the user's consent. And 1.1 GB is not...
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    NVIDIA Clearing Out Last-Gen Stocks

    Same boat. I'm getting a 2080 if it's at least on par with 1080Ti on non ray-tracing, regular titles. As I'm still rocking a 1060 (my backup card:confused:), it seems stupid to upgrade to a card of the same architecture after 2 years. And the price of 2080 Ti is really too steep.
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    SENTRY: Console-sized gaming PC case project

    The heatsink has openings on both the top and bottom, means that a big part of the hot exhaust is going to the CPU/motherboard region. Don't think it's very desirable for our cases. I may get an Asus Turbo 2080 (Gotta wait for the benchmarks). Definitely not Ti for me...that shit is too...
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    ASUS NVIDIA RTX GPU Series Introduction

    I think it's a clear representation of what the card would be like. The metal end plate is two slot, but the cooler is oversized and occupying 2.7 slot worth of space. Some manufacturers don't say it and people do mistake the cards to be 2 slots (because the end plate is 2 slot) and bought...
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    Tick Tock - #BeForeTheGame

    If I'm not mistaken it's a compute card not a gaming card? Many journalists said there'll be nothing new for gamers until navi, which is coming in 2H 2019 or even later. I am not going to wait that long.:unsure:
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    Tick Tock - #BeForeTheGame

    Sometimes the basic model is exactly the thing you want. For example I'd rather have the cheaper Asus turbo card than the fancy overclocked ROG variant. Because my SFF system need and will only fit a blower card
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    Tick Tock - #BeForeTheGame

    I guess the other variants are pretty much ready for release next month. The leaked spec from PNY is actually pretty accurate.
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    Tick Tock - #BeForeTheGame

    $200 founders edition tax I guess?
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    Tick Tock - #BeForeTheGame

    On shelf 20 Sep. Nice.
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    Tick Tock - #BeForeTheGame

    AMD better announce something, be it vega shrink or whatever, before these hit the shelf. I'm desperate for a new card but I'd still prefer AMD because of GPP. If it's gonna be 2019 or later? Sorry AMD I can't wait that long. I guess I'll get a 2080 if that's the case.
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    PNY Lets the RTX 2080 TI Cat Out of the Bag

    It's an overclocked card with oversized cooler. We have had these for the current and previous generations. I'm pretty sure there will be reference cards and smaller variants, just as usual.
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    Steam Flash Sales are Coming Back

    That would be when they put up the wrong price for the flash sale. It happened from time to time, but usually only last for the first few minutes before getting fixed. Few years back I bought a AAA game with something like 96% off :cool:
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    Steam Flash Sales are Coming Back

    I think you can buy the cheaper one as gift and store it in your inventory? After the refund goes through, redeem and benefit.
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    Star Citizen Backers No Longer Able to Get Refunds

    It's hilarious how those blind supporters conveniently ignoring this, pulling names like rockstar and bethesda out, saying how they are no different than CIG. Had delays, costed as much to make etc. I just know one fact: the moment I handed my money out for GTA or Fallout, I received a freaking...
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    Fallout 76 Reveals Co-Op Play and Details

    We can only hope there'll be a fallout 5 without all the online bullshit. And they don't fuck up elder scrolls 6 like this. Stupid kids ruin every online game.