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    Best Buy 12TB WD Easy Store External HDD 179.99

    Must have come and gone - I'm seeing $249.
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    Why wifi on ATX mobos?

    I prefer wired - every time. That said I now rent so wall surgery isn't an option and the main cable terminus isn't anywhere near where my desktop is or would ever be. I'm using an older WD powerline solution right now (and it's meeting all of my needs) but the next system I build will most...
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    Best Buy 8TB Easystore $119

    Yeah, but curiously the 10TB model is now also $159.
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    GTX 1660 (RX580/590 killer) is out

    ??? 2080 Ti came out 6 months ago.
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    Also brought to you by the same city that actually bombed their own citizens. Dumb law. I'm a guy that pays pretty much everything by CC but I think it should be up to the retailers and their (potential) customers to decide how they want to conduct their business. Want to be a cash only...
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    Disney's New Streaming Service Will Include "The Entire Disney Motion Picture Library"

    So now that they won't be "vaulting" their content anymore does that also mean they will return to producing hardcopy as well? I'd love to have the option to purchase BluRay's of movies they had vaulted.
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    $999 EVGA 2080ti Black Edition: A good deal?

    Just got the in-stock notice - act fast!
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    $999 EVGA 2080ti Black Edition: A good deal?

    Just a data point, it's in stock at my local MicroCenter for $1019.99, just $20 higher. If somebody's tired of waiting for the EVGA in-stock email and has a MC near you might want to check.
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    Volunteers Are Keeping an IBM 1401 Mainframe Alive

    Yeah pretty much same setup when I was in school - Frosh/Soph limited to keypunches during "normal" hours with the TSO terminals reserved for upperclassmen. After about 2 AM they were released to the unwashed masses. Since I had to buy my own cards I was glad I had taken typing in HS; wasting...
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    The Steam Halloween Sale Is Now Live

    Oh wow, had no idea there was a remastered edition of Grim Fandango. At that price it's a no brainer for me, loved that game back in the day and have no idea where my CD has gone. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Rockit Cool Rockit 88 Delid and Relid Tool @ [H]

    If the intent is to use the sealant to have a perfectly aligned IHS/CPU die marriage prior to reinsertion and clamping into the mobo, then agreed - movement could occur if the sealant isn't fully cured; your point is quite valid. This would also dictate that the builder be using one of the...
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    Rockit Cool Rockit 88 Delid and Relid Tool @ [H]

    Everyone should do whatever they are most comfortable with, of course, but 24 hours for this application is way overkill IMO. In the case of the commonly used Permatex Red or Black gasket maker keep in mind this stuff is used quite a bit for things like engine manifolds, both intake and...
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    4tb 99 bucks platter drive

    Hehe, went to the link and saw the popup to enter my zipcode to check local availability. So I entered my downtown Chicago home zip and among the options that came up was "Store Pickup: Order NOW to pickup Today in San Jose, CA". Umm, OK, think I'll pass on that option. Still, free shipping...
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    EK Recalls EK-XLC Predator 240 and 360 units due to faulty O-Ring

    My procrastination has been rewarded, again! I pre-ordered in the Fall and have been sitting on a Predator 360 for months, telling myself "this weekend for sure I'm making the time to do the install". Looking forward to the revised backplate for the install.
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    ASUS PA246Q: 24-inch, 1920x1200, IPS

    . . . and sold out as of about 1/2 hour ago at NewEgg ($499 with free shipping). Interested in reading impressions of this monitor once people start receiving them.
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    Oracle Looks for Chipmakers to Acquire

    QFT! Of course Sun was very busy ruining OTHER companies long before they were bought by Oracle . . .(Thinking Machines, Cray, StorageTek, . . . ).
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    The New IBM zEnterprise System

    I'm in the biz and while I'd already been briefed under NDA was looking forward to the full GA announcement presentation. OMG, that was the worst EVER - and that's saying a lot if you've had to endure as many of these IBM announcements as I have over the years. Truly abysmal. However, if...
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    MSI Announces ‘Big Bang’ Series of Gaming Motherboards

    I had good results with an older Nvidia chipset MSI mobo so I wouldn't immediately dismiss it. However I'm extremely happy with my Gigabyte UD3 series right now, especially after my disappointment with my last ASUS Maximus, and will continue to follow what Gigabyte does as my first choice for...
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    I give up on procuring a 5850 right now!

    I ordered from Amazon on the 20th. If an XFX comes in at another e-tailer prior to that, at not more than MSRP, I'll buy it from them and cancel the Amazon. If not I'll bide my time. I think the updated estimated wait time is probably reflective of the depth of the backorder queue they must...
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    Price gouging

    Agreed. And the OP's comparison to NewEgg conveniently ignores the constantly fluctuating prices of the *other* 5000 series cards - for example, almost all of the (rarely in-stock) 5850 cards are priced *over* MSRP. So, OP, how is NewEgg not "gouging" then? I do find it hard to believe the...
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    U.S. Begins Antitrust Inquiry of IBM

    This will go nowhere. IBM just had a suit by T3 dismissed and they actually MAKE mainframes. MS, AMD, etc that make up the players in the CCIA will have a tougher case to make how their mainframe business is being harmed. Strange how they are dragging others with them - RH, for instance, is...
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    Teen Wins $150k In Amazon Kindle Lawsuit

    Dang, when I think back on all the times I could have sued my dog for eating my homework . . .