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    Speakers broke, i've not looked at pc speakers in 10 years, need recommendations.

    This could go on forever. What kind of woman do you like to look at? Or what kind of car?
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    OMFG the nVidia control panel is garbage.

    The Nvidia control panel is good for some things--and those things it does reasonably well. Don't consider multi-monitor setup one of those things. It drives me to distraction and really doesn't work as intended. Attribute a lot of that to the cumbersome configurations in the Windows OS...
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    What is the worst chair you ever purchased?

    Steelcase Amia--didn't care for it at home so took it to work--don't care for it there either. Got a Secretlabs Titan Evo--more better.
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    Whatz your oldest system/gear you still use on a daily or regular basis?

    Logitech Z 2300 speakers purchased c. 2004-2005.
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    Beat youtube ad block blocking with FreeTube

    Blocked ads on this site once upon a time and got my butt ate-out by somebody with Frog in his username. lol. I deserved it. Realized this is/was a small business that needed the revenue. Can hardly say that about Google. Or Wikipedia. Meta and X for that matter. More is better in some...
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    new PC time after 10 years, need help confirming parts

    Pretty much limited to Windows 11 these days as Microsoft has quit selling Windows 10. There may be some copies/keys around somewhere. I go with Pro for the extra settings and ability to limit ads from MS, especially. You can download Windows 10 from Microsoft and activate it with the 11 key...
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    new PC time after 10 years, need help confirming parts

    The split connector should work and meets minimum specs. Using two cables is considered best practice especially if you intend to overclock. Why buy a nice GPU then cheap out on connectors? I actually had to run the 4090 for a while with split connectors until I got a PSU that had the 12-pin...
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    rx 6800 plus power supply question

    The split connector will work and meets minimum specs. Using dual connectors is considered best practice, particularly if you intend to overclock. Why spend money on a nice GPU then cheap out on the connectors?
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    What's your cell plan, just seeing what's out there.

    Mint Mobile unlimited; $30/month. Bought a year's worth upfront but no discount! MVNO of T-mobile which has excellent coverage in my area and the areas where I hang. YMMV
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    Looking for new "good" "cheaper" TV --- the TCL/Hinsense edition...

    "CHEAP is as CHEAP does" :D per: dogDAbone or put another way "One often gets what One pays for" LG or Sony here for televisions and no problems.
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    new PC time after 10 years, need help confirming parts

    Upgrade on PSU is a plus.
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    new PC time after 10 years, need help confirming parts

    Agree that you might want to up the wattage on the PSU--850-1000. Most important part of the machine and no reason to skimp on it. Makes for easier upgrades down the road. Also, am a fan of AIO coolers. Have used them for several years now with no problems. Easy to install and work really...
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    Anyone using an Arctic Freezer II (280/360) with an Asus 790 Motherboard?

    Used a 280 and now a 360 and no problems with either one. Bought a 420 but it was just too big. Gave it to a friend and he hasn't had any problems either.
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    HELP - Stuck In GNU GRUB After Removing Ubuntu

    Had to do the same repair process years ago on Windows 7 after uninstalling Linux. Basically repairing the Master Boot Record (MBR). Think I used the process very similar to the one in this link. Seems it still works for Windows 10 but not sure about Windows 11. You might need the Windows...
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    I just hit the power switch on my first build…

    And congratulations on your first build! Ain't it great! Always that tingling sensation wondering if it will boot up--thankfully yours did. Sounds like mostly software problems.
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    What search engine are you guys using?

    Use Brave most of the time with Firefox for some things.
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    Anyone use Mint Mobile?

    Yeah, make sure you have a good T-Mobile signal. Have been using Mint for about the last three years and it has been great. Easy to deal with and simple. Went unlimited data this year for $30/month paid in a lump sum up front. Had a OnePlus 8Pro that was 5G and always got the 5G signal. Now...
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    Weather app that shows temp on map like on tv in app ? (Android)

    There may be several and better but I use this one. Click the hamburger menu then select "Temperature Radar". You can pinch, zoom, scroll to almost any place on the globe and it has the temperatures. I use my location as the starting point but probably you could use any location. The closer...
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    Intel RST drivers on Z690/Z790 - are they needed?

    Thank you! I just went through this very Hell today after a BIOS update. Lost the IRST drivers somewhere along the way and could not get the machine to boot with any setting--"inaccessible boot device" per the BSOD. Tried a reinstall of Windows and couldn't do that either as no drive was...
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    Realtek audio console

    i have always had trouble with the Asus sound systems! Getting almost as bad as Creative--well, not that bad. Have you tried downloading and installing the latest driver from the Asus support website? The driver discs will all be old versions most likely. And it might require something from...
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    New Years "resolution"

    4K all the way. Three monitors, TV and laptop. Old age requires the nicer resolution! Great play on words in the title.
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    How to prevent vram heatsinks from falling?

    For sure clean things with alcohol first--91% isopropyl is good or 190 proof Everclear (95% alcohol) if you can't find the isopropyl. It got hard to find during the pandemic. We were mixing our own hand sanitizer and had to use the Everclear. Some said a waste of good alcohol! The higher...
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    X90K loses audio via HDMI

    Thank you for the tip. I have left a message on the Sony forums about this problem but so far have heard nothing from them. It does seem like a fairly common problem. I'd think maybe Sony could offer a firmware update that might fix it.
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    X90K loses audio via HDMI

    Guten Tag, Have a similar problem with Sony A80J--the eARC HDMI feed to an external sound source just loses connection periodically (external sound bar and sub woofer). TV has the latest firmware. The only solution I have found is to turn off the TV for 5 seconds then back on. Then turn off...
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    Need a 200 mm case fan

    Had a Phanteks case that used this fan. It was excellent and very quiet.
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    Any news on when the ATX 3.0 PSU's will arrive?

    Got the MSI version of ATX 3.0 PSU installed. Used only Seasonic or Evga PSU for the last several years but the "burning pins" thing had me spooked. MSI was the only one available when ordered. Only the 16-pin to 16-pin cable is sleeved but even with the sleeving it is so much more flexible...
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    This whole 4090 upgrade is quickly becoming a rebuild! The adapter thing was scary so have ordered the MSI PSU that has native 16-pin to 16-pin connector and cable. Then decided I might as well go ahead and upgrade the CPU while at it--then install a larger AIO as that had been on my mind...
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    What Z790 Board has your interest?

    Since socket 1700 is EOL think I'll hold on to the Z690--maybe upgrade to the i7-13700KF. Especially since no huge differences between Z6-Z7 series MB.
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    Pixel 7 / Pixel 7 Pro / Pixel 7a

    Ordered the 7 Pro from Google. Still using One Plus 8 Pro which is getting a bit dated--and never got very many system upgrades nor security updates as promised. Glad to go back to pure Android and hoping Google is good with the 5-year updates as they are suggesting
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    [Rumour] Intel to cut back on Arc discrete GPU

    Intel's Raja Koduri Refutes Rumors About Company Cancelling Arc Graphics
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    opinions wanted on this Phanteks case

    Been using Phanteks cases for the last several years. Build quality is excellent and they have tons of ways to configure components. Used the case you are looking at about 5 years ago then used an Enthoo Luxe which I think is obsolete now but also a very nice case. Bought the Enthoo Primo and...
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    How to remove these screws?

    Yep, drill those babies out. Do it all the time at work but be really careful to get all the metal shavings/filings out of the case before you try to use it. Might short circuit something. BTW, welcome to the forums. Keep coming back.
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    Looking for USB port covers like this one

    In a brief search these are the most similar. There might be others
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Think I've only installed using a CD or mounting an .ISO file. Guess that is why it always installs in MBR. Remember when the USB booting started and it did UEFI or some such. Never messed with it. Now that I've found an easy way to change MBR to GPT after installing Windows, figure I'll...
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    The 7700k was released only 1 quarter before the 7900x so not sure what the difference is. And other 7700 versions have now made the list. The accepted CPU list by MS has a sort of spongy floor. Back in June or so, the list was pretty limited--7900x not on it-- by mid-August more CPUs were...
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    I don't ever recalling Windows asking how I wanted to install it--using MBR or GPT--maybe I just missed. Anyhow, changing it seemed like a daunting task. Searched around and found the simplest way. Did this before upgrading to W11. Converting MBR to GPT in an existing install of Windows 10...
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Microsoft has re-released the PC Health Check app. Check to see if your hardware can run Windows 11. After updating BIOS, GPT, secure boot and such, it said my hardware could run Windows 11. Also confirmed by a third-party app. Downloaded 11 and installed. Played with it for a time but...
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    RGB Fans

    Bought these for a new build but haven't used yet. Price was reasonable. 120mm is a bit cheaper.
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    This Robot Does All the Cooking For You

    My back is so-o-o out right now--where can I get one of these things! Wonder if Medicare will pay for it? Prolly have to wait until they come down in price a bit.