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    Does it matter if you use X370 or B350 memory with an X470 motherboard?

    Looking at the QVL, Asus tested a LOT of G.skill RAM with that board, you should be more than fine with what you have.
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    [H]OT - Microcenter AMD sale (2600x - 79.99, 3600x - 159.99, 3700x - 259.99, 3800x - 279.99, 3950x - 699.99) + $20 mobo discount!

    So this deal is basically over, oh well. I just couldn't get the time to dedicate a day to make the trip, I'm so not [H]. Perhaps on a good day in the spring(for Northern Michigan that is May) when all this damn snow and ice vanishes a sale will coincide with my days off. :wacky:
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    [H]OT - Microcenter AMD sale (2600x - 79.99, 3600x - 159.99, 3700x - 259.99, 3800x - 279.99, 3950x - 699.99) + $20 mobo discount!

    If it would help you get out of the dog house I'd be willing to buy the 3800x. The Madison Heights MC store is a 12 hour round trip for me.
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    :LOL: Thanks but I bought 2 of the 3TB drives also! :LOL: I'm going to have to do some major system building this year, waiting to see how the CPUs released in 2020 do compared to what is out already.
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    You'll need a ioMemory SX300 driver from Western Digital's website, the driver ought to be named Fusion_ioMemory_VSL_4.3.7.1205_x64_storport.exe the one I downloaded was dated Jan 30 2020. Latest firmware available seems to be v8.9.9 my drive shipped with v8.9.5...
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    What Paste Application Method do You Use in 2020?

    I got a little blob in the mid section, so I tend to use a little blob in the mid section of the heat spreader as well :ROFLMAO: Also, can't forget about the trial and error of PC building way back when:
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    No difference really between the two drivers on my system, post 228 and 223 benchmarks are almost a carbon copy. I'm going to stick with the WD driver as it's installed and everything is working, thankfully.
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    Uninstalled dell driver and installed WD driver. New bench results are almost exactly the same to those posted above.
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    Both 3.2TB drives were rather close with Crystal Disk so I'm including just one bench. Also discovered that this Sabertooth z87 has one faulty PCIe x16 slot :confused: , I can run nvidia graphics and one ioFusion drive. Thanks to thread starter and all who contributed. Edit: Wanted to add I'm...
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    Bloody Hell man, very sorry you received something like that. Would have thought the seller would have a touch of quality control. Bugger that off back to him as Archaea said.
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    Whats your "go-to" TIM ?

    Switched from Arctic Silver to MX-4 some time ago. Was tempted to try liquid metal after watching Bitwit use in a build, eh not sure it's worth it.
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    Threw an offer for $475 at the 6.4, was accepted o_O. Not sure if seller was simply in TGIF mood or what but I'm in shock. Considering what happened in earlier posts I was expecting a rejection.
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    It's winter, grey skies got me feeling down, time to fiddle with tech to cheer me up, I'm in for one two at $205. (y)
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    HOT ! Various 1TB NVMe with coveted E12 Controller $135 aprox retail

    Same for me on the TLC drive, QLC is $109
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    What was your least favorite graphics card?

    Damn it all you are right, my personal RAM must be getting fuzzy logic :D I know I dealt with both Virge and Savage4 chips, must have been the latter I tried for Unreal Tournament, in any case the card deserved to be curb stomped. Edit: Found the card in a jumble, Diamond Stealth III S540...
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    What was your least favorite graphics card?

    I second the S3 Virge cards, only thing they had going for them was S3TC version of Unreal Tournament, it looked really good but the framerate was a total joke for a First Person Shooter. Shortly after release of S3TC Microsoft added the texture compression to DirectX which meant all cards...
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    Seasonic X-750 750W PSU 10 Year Redux @ [H]

    That's one quality piece of [H]ardware. Wicked awesome to revisit a unit that has been in service all this time and can still trounce a good number of brand new units on the modern market. When that unit finally goes(after many more years hopefully), either mount it on the wall or give it a...
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    Modders Find Ways Around Resident Evil 2 Demo's Time Limit

    Yup. I have a stack of really old PC Gamer companion CDs around somewhere, those prompted me to purchase a lot of games. My favorite one of those CDs has a large Q on it. Every month I would wait on that magazine with it's CD, I was like a dope fiend waiting for a fix. Man do I also miss...
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    Powers off during gaming

    I've messed around with my MSI 980Ti a lot and when I initially pulled the heat sink off, the TIM application was way worse than your picture above, it was like the dried aftermath of a kink film. In hindsight I should have taken a pic before cleaning it up and applying MX4.
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    The Archer Class Joins Black Desert Online

    "I can't say I fancy Elves myself, too thin. They're all high cheekbones and creamy skin. Although, that one there's not bad." "That's not an Elf Maid." :eek: I had a feeling that pic would turn out to be a male after reading a bit about the game, seems they try to balance by having...
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    How to Add RGB Lighting to Your RGB's

    I'm surprised no one came up with a bra that has LEDs in the cup near the nip area, so you could really be blinded by them headlights. :D I hope to God nobody has LEDs implanted inside them but I'm sure it's only a matter of time till someone has them sewn under the skin.
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    Three YouTube Stars Fall to Their Deaths at Waterfall in Canada

    Cues up "Bodies" by Drowning Pool Ahh, after a long day at work dealing with idiots, this thread brings a twisted bit of glee. Also, "Who's the more foolish, the fool, or the fool that follows him."
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    There's no Scandal as far as Facebook is Concerned

    The phrase "Ignorance is Bliss" applies to a lot of people I know, in fact the community I live in seems to be ready for Blissfest year round, even though it's in July. :cigar:
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    Doing alright with them on 980Ti so far, though I install per Kyle's old instructions on how to trim the fat from nvidia drivers, so it's a bare bones driver install. Was playing FF XIV last night, haven't tried my modded out Skyrim yet. Even if I did have any driver problems I wouldn't bother...
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    Amazon Sucks at Running Whole Foods

    Very true. Our local grocery store added a 12 foot addition to the yogurt section not because the manager or employees thought it was needed, but because a corporation decided it was needed. From what I've been told by long time employees a large percentage goes in the trash bin. I asked why...
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    UEFI BIOS Updates For Spectre

    This grinds my stone into dust. Fuck Intel :punch: and ASUS who won't update my nice Z87 Sabertooth board. I'm getting the craving to go order a Ryzen or ThreadRipper system, maybe go all out watercooled PC. Break out my old AMD Athlon case stickers I never used and smash my blue cold cathode...
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    What was your first HOLY COW! moment with an actual video card?

    Diamond Stealth II S220 playing Hexen, Quake, and Unreal under OpenGL. Sure the frame rate blew chunks at times but HOLY GEEZE did they look awesome. I still keep a patch around for Unreal that was done by someone Epic gave their blessing to, the patch was OldUnreal's 227 Patch. I also stumbled...
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    Quentin Tarantino and J.J. Abrams Are Making an R-Rated “Star Trek”

    They need SLJ in this movie. "I've had it with these muthafuckin' tribbles on this muthafuckin' starship!"
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    NVIDIA Star Wars GPUs: Embrace the Light or Dark Side

    If I use the force and look to the future I can see....... NVIDIA Limited Edition Episode X Pod Racer Coil Whine Edition GeForce! Now with our exclusive Star Wars LED TURBO blower fans for even more realistic pod racer sound! If that model doesn't blow your hair back, go for the fluid cooled...
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    AMD Confirms Prototype Triple Fan For Vega 56

    I just can't get over those fans. Team Rocket fans for the GPU that channels as much electricity as a Pikachu. Think I'm going to stay with my liquid cooled 980Ti.
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    System Shock Early Pre-Alpha Trailer

    I signed up to back the project. Somewhere on the station there will be an elite cyborg representing my ass. Guessing the encounter between the cyborg and myself won't play out like Scott Pilgrim vs. Nega Scott.
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    AMD’s Vega & Ryzen “Capsaicin & Cream” Live Event

    Agree with you that it's smart of AMD to play nice with review sites that are willing to be fair and give feedback which can help manufacturers improve their products and dealings with customers. We've all seen what happens when companies flat out deny there are any problems with products or...
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    AMD RYZEN Preview Kit Unboxing video.

    New computer electronics scent, I love it more than new car smell! Awesome dog cameo. :happy:
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    Security Robot Injures Child At Mall

    Wondering if the security robot designer's name is Davros.
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    Must See Video of the Day

    Agreed. This tech will probably make pretty cut scenes and demos for trade shows to build hype for game pre-orders. Of course we'll find out once again that the graphics will be sliced and diced to run on ancient hardware, just before the games based on it launch.
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    USPS Delivery of the Day

    FedEx is who makes me FedUp. They have "lost" a number of my packages over the years. Last fall I ordered a set of Polk towers, which they supposedly delivered minutes before I got home from work. I went inside upon getting home and checked the delivery tracking which stated they were supposed...
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    Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

    In the back of my mind I keep wondering if Apple was the true inspiration for The Borg. All those devices attached to them, no way to think or act on their own, the collective deciding everything for them. I myself have some really old mp3s that are unique versions. No way in hell would I trust...
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    Ghostbusters Has Most Disliked Trailer In YouTube History

    This film is an insult to the memory of a great man, who co-wrote the original Ghostbusters. The theater probably shouldn't have let me in to see the movie as I was a tad young, but it was a small town and the half theater/half bowling alley needed every cent it could get. I sat in the front...
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    6700K hitting 95C immediately

    Have you tried Intel XTU software instead of Prime95 for stability testing? I'm just curious what temps you might get with that compared to 95.
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    What Is The Best Way To Deal With Internet Trolls

    I highly doubt any 'net trolls are shaping up to be the next George Carlin. The vast majority of them are limited to an arsenal of childish retorts such as "your stupid", variations of "I know you are but what am I?", outright malware spam, and pr0n. Most lack any subtlety and are painfully...