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    Poll: To Rebuild or Not Rebuild?

    As a person who regularly gets annoyed with himself over being a perfectionist, I wouldn't be able to walk away from this. If you can, great, but if that were my situation I'd rebuild or at least redesign. Most people, myself included, have more case fans they need and perhaps the overall best...
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    Glad to see it go to a good home. Enjoy!
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    I got the recent Humble Bundle and here's the duplicates. In true Hunger Games fashion, may the odds be ever in your favor. Redeem on Steam, and please remember to post and say so if you claimed it. Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI 2N246-I2NMV-HRN8D Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Civilization &...
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    has anyone seen this kind of USB speed control fan comes in 200 mm

    Unfortunately, not really. Some manufacturers say 6" above and 2" on the side, others are 8" on both, some don't list anything at all but we all know they need to breathe. None of these measurements are spec, just recommendations. I generally follow "more is better" but if I question it then I...
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    WTS 8x8TB + 2x4TB 3.5" drives

    ***Update - SOLD*** It was time for a storage upgrade, here is what I replaced. Asking $400 (firm) shipped for everything. Not looking at breaking up this bundle right now because I bought 10 drives and have the boxes from those. 6x8TB HGST Ultrastar HUH728080ALE601 - These were purchased from...
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    has anyone seen this kind of USB speed control fan comes in 200 mm

    He said sometimes. Unfortunately companies don't always list the initial starting voltage/amperage required, but thankfully with many return policies at different vendors the risk is low on being stuck with something. Also, if you use a USB block and not the port on a pc, you run into fewer...
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    has anyone seen this kind of USB speed control fan comes in 200 mm

    I haven't, but there are other options. Currently I use this and this on some 140mm fans, and I found these...
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    Unbalanced Sound on Speakers, Headphones No Issue

    Those Kanto YU2MBs look pretty good. Thank you for the recommendations. Physically swapped L and R, didn't change the issue, so that narrowed things down a lot. I feel foolish for not thinking about sound reflections in the beginning. Bought a small table to sit next to my desk, moved the...
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    Unbalanced Sound on Speakers, Headphones No Issue

    Haven't tried swapping L and R yet physically. Will be nice to confirm the suspicion. On vacation for now, but will report soon. Also, these are the newer ones... Sadly. Quality just isn't there like back in the day. On a side note, I'm looking into replacements. "Gaming" soundbar, or USB...
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    Unbalanced Sound on Speakers, Headphones No Issue

    Void: They are integrated, so, both were replaced. Trunks: There is a dedicated headphone output, but it's not simultaneous. You have to use the control panel software and toggle between the two, and then use Windows to adjust balance level. Functionally annoying. I think I might have figured...
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    Unbalanced Sound on Speakers, Headphones No Issue

    Bit of an older system. Sound Blaster Z sound card, 3.5mm splitter, one to Klipsch Promedia 2.0 speakers, the other to some earbuds. Earbuds have zero issues. When speakers are turned up, right is about 20% louder than the left. I can correct this with balance slider, but then the left in the...
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    5800x for $265

    Welcome to the community Sphoenix. Always nice to see new competitors to the market, especially when they engage with their clients.
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    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Adjustable Actuation Switches [$99.99 Shipped]

    LFaWolf I have one, and then I bought one for my wife as well because she complained about accidentally pressing certain "pinkie keys" when she was working, so I bought a second for her. She still hits the keys but has made them with a longer actuation point so that they don't register. Mine...
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    Does this EVGA 3080 Ti just much cooler than expected, or is there another sensor I'm not looking at?

    I never reduced power limit, increased it actually, and the purpose of using Cyberpunk 2077 is because just standing somewhere I can maintain 100% GPU load and max out my heat, something I couldn't reliably do in 3DMark or Bright Memory Infinite Ray Tracing Benchmark because of the delays...
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    Does this EVGA 3080 Ti just much cooler than expected, or is there another sensor I'm not looking at?

    Mchart is right, overclocking doesn't really have the intended effect because we hit power limits or thermal limits... BUT, undervolting is the new overclocking. Lowers power and heat so that those are no longer preventing your max boost. Here's a quick guide...
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    what happens if power supply is insufficient?

    Nobu is spot on, but I'll add a little insight if the protections work. Immediate system crash, black screen, then you'll see BIOS splash as it reboots. Once there is draw greater than supply it doesn't take much to push those protections out of tolerance.
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    Thanks for the bump. Still a great card and can max out almost everything at 2560x1440. Only game in my collection I couldn't was Cyberpunk 2077 which is what prompted the upgrade.
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    ***SOLD*** Model # GV-N108TAORUS-11GD Purchased 4/13/2017 Single owner, non-smoking house. Gaming only, never mined. Asking $600 shipped and insured to lower 48, local pickup available if you're willing to drive to 55901 (discount will be applied). Moved recently, box didn't come with but is...
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    3090fe, displayport flickers but never hdmi

    Had this issue happen recently on my 1080ti with an older 2k Acer Predator 144hz monitor. After much troubleshooting it ended up being that one DP input on the monitor. You've done the cable, try driver and firmware next, but don't be afraid to buy another monitor. Just buy it from someplace...
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    **SOLD** WTS *New* 3DSxl w/games

    Sale Pending
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    **SOLD** WTS *New* 3DSxl w/games

    **SOLD** WTS a gently used *New* 3DSXL with a small collection of games. Device is black, 2 or 3 very faint scratches on top cover, inside and screens are mint. Comes with power cable, stylus, and the following games: Castlevania: Lord of Shadow - Mirror Fate Mario Kart 7 Fire Emblem...
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    WTB 2DS

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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Appears to be in stock right now, might be someone's dream card but I'm holding out for a different model.
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    Bought some items on a Humble Bundle and didn't want all the codes. Gift links created for each, all are Steam activation codes. First come, first served. May the odds be ever in your favor. Ticket to Ride: First Journey Love Letter...
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    Reduce NVR sound level

    My first thought was to build an isolation box with sound absorbing acoustic foam on the inside, and you could use larger low-speed Noctua fans for intake and exhaust to help cycle the air. But then I thought that if you design it right you might even be able to take the top cover of your NVR...
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    Acer Predator XB1 27 Inch IPS 165hz @costco 599 GSYNC

    For anybody interested. Georgia, Mall of Georgia location has display model remaining, and later this week might have an open box. I bought the last two today, and one had above average bleed on lower edge left of center. Also, while I was there I asked about other locations, Cumming has one...
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    Two monitors, both require 2 DVI connections

    At work we have several systems that use that video card, but we're connecting four separate monitors each at 1920x1080 with extended desktop (no mirroring). The chipset of that card is several generations old and it only has 1GB of VRAM, so if you're doing anything beyond basic 2D work there...
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    Another GMG purchase, and another round of keys to games I don't care about. But one man's trash is another man's treasure, so here you go. BARROW HILL CURSE OF THE ANCIENT CIRCLE STEAM: H9H2A-L2VEX-K4NCA CORPORATE LIFESTYLE SIMULATOR STEAM: VXR29-I2C9Y-LPRCT HUNTSMAN THE ORPHANAGE STEAM...
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    Not the best haul, but these were the freebies that I received from GMG for their winter sale. Best of luck to anybody who wants them, KEEBLES: XLZ84-G4LXA-HKFN3 2YCWA-8JMFI-ZBIDB LIFELESS: W4ZPM-QQ8LV-9KMNY 98F3E-4NV9G-CWXMD RISE BATTLE LINES: JIF0C-FCDPA-ZAIKB J4JK0-QFJ7J-95WWH...
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    Perpetual Free Steam Codes Thread

    First come, first served. May the odds be ever in your favor. Steam code for "TURBO PUG DX" 7CAGW-2QRM9-RR7JD
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    So I have a UPS or PSU problem?

    I've had issues in the past with several Line-Interactive UPSes not being able to switch fast enough when PC is under load. After switching to a Double-Conversion UPS that has never once been an issue. Also, if your UPS isn't outputting a pure sine wave then it's possible that could be the issue.
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    140mm Fans for new Build

    +1 for Sorcerer_Tim's linked fans. I have 5 of those NFA-14 fans in my case right now. Not only can you run them either vertical or horizontal without abnormal bearing wear, they are quiet, move plenty of air, and are the longest lasting fans I have ever owned.
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    Did I put too much paste?

    One thing I forgot to add is a reminder about the break-in time for the TIM that you're using. Taken from "Due to the unique shape and sizes of the particles in Arctic Silver 5's conductive matrix, it will take a up to 200 hours and several thermal cycles...
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    Did I put too much paste?

    If possible the tubes should be at the bottom, but not because of effectiveness. Small amounts of air might be inside the closed loop and could potentially cause turbulence which will generate extra noise. I had this happen with an H50 and originally I thought it was the pump going out. The...
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    Did I put too much paste?

    Friendly 2 cents of advice to OP: Your blob is a bit big, and since it's a conductive material if too much bleeds out it could short something. You don't have to cover the entire IHS, just the part over where the cores are. This link will show you what is under the IHS so that you can determine...
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    Metro Vacuum ED500 is $47 @Amazon!!!!! Hot!

    The name of the company is Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Company, Inc.; the product is 'Electric Duster'
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    The absolute best WIRELESS gaming mouse+keyboard under $50.00?

    Of the three terms: Wireless, Gaming, Cheap - you can only pick two. Cheap wireless often doesn't meet the standards for gaming, wireless gaming isn't cheap, and cheap gaming exists but they're not wireless. Your best bet is probably picking up a Microsoft, Logitech, Rosewill, or Dynex combo (or...
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    Fractal Design Define XL R2 with Corsair H105 water cooling options

    I read that it is possible, but I did not test it. Best of luck to you in your decision and build.
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    Fractal Design Define XL R2 with Corsair H105 water cooling options

    The issue I had when trying to use push/pull on a NZXT Kraken x60 inside my Fractal Design XL R2 was that the thickness of the fans along with the radiator would prevent me from installing the motherboard. If the mounting holes and vents were positioned half an inch closer to the left side panel...
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    WTB Portal 2 (Steam)

    A buddy of mine and I want to play co-op, I have a copy and he doesn't. Knowing that this game regularly goes on sale for 75% off I cannot justify paying $20 for it, but I'm hoping that somebody has a spare key laying around that they would be willing to part with for a reasonable amount. If you...