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    SILVERSTONE TJ08E - New MicroATX Case

    Is the CS330 actively being sold in any markets? I remember it being the exact TJ08-E chassis, except with 3x 3.5" hotswap bays as default into the 2x 5.25" slots. I assume it has all of the revisions mentioned above.
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    Is Asus the only company that has swappable switches on their mice?

    Usually when this question comes up elsewhere I see someone mention that Asus has a patent on the socket design - I haven't verified that myself, but they've been using it for quite some time and no one else has bothered, so its potentially true. Another consideration is most brands are...
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    Installing paracord cable on a ASUS ROG Chakram Core

    You may find you actually like that the cord is rigid with a bungee, as it may be easier to shape the cord and keep it off the pad as a result. Either way, it's overall a positive to have one. I'd suggest looking into the Pulsar Micro Bungee, Esports Tiger Lunar Dial, Zowie Camade V2, Razer V2...
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    8k mouse

    Few games properly support 8Khz, and when there's problems it can manifest as a jerky/laggy feel - you may need to drop back down to 1000/2000hz for them to see if it corrects it.
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    Cerberus (uATX) - air cooling (tower)

    I have the Cerberus-X (same width, just taller to be ATX) and have used the Scythe Fuma Rev.B (dual tower) and C14S (top down). Which one works better is dependent on side panel choice (vented vs glass/solid) and the type of cooler your GPU has. Both will be fine with the 7700K (so will the...
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    Best cooler for 9900k, that 57mm or shorter?

    I used a DS380 years ago and was able to fit a U12S and U14S on an Asrock E3C226D2I with the hard drive cage in - the position of the CPU socket on the motherboard you select will dictate if it's possible. Silverstone doesn't mention this as it isn't officially supported. I still had my photos...
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    Looking for a high end ATX case.

    P600S might be a decent option too, can compare that against the Evolv X.
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    Looking for a high end ATX case.

    I own and use the Cerberus-X (ATX version) for my main rig for 2 years now - my M1 V1 became server. Biggest coolers that fit the Cerberus/Cerberus X are the Scythe Fuma Rev. B - 149mm dual tower, and the Nocuta C14S top-down cooler. Ignore the Fuma 2 - at 155mm it won't fit. The Fuma Rev B. and...
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    Looking for a high end ATX case.

    The regular O11 Dynamic cannot fit an NH-D15. The XL and Mini can. The O11 Mini is the newest in the lineup, is 42L and can fit ATX motherboards and cpu coolers up to 170mm. SFX PSU only, but if your last build was an M1 there's a good chance you already have that and can carry it over. Just to...
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    What new display type are you looking for in 2021?

    I just swapped to 27" 2560x1440 240hz IPS (Acer-XV272U Xbmiipruzx) from my 5 year old XB271HU (27" 2560x1440 144hz IPS). I love the 240hz, but I'm finding the wide gamut nature of the monitor jarring. I just swapped to SRGB colourspace via the OSD and so far seems far closer to what I was used...
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    ATX vs mATX vs ITX

    The KI Cerberus is potentially the best example of how irrelevant mATX has become over the past ~3 years, as the original Cerberus mATX design was overshadowed by the Cerberus-X ATX - an "accidental" variation that was clearly the better option as soon as drafts of it were shown in the Cerberus...
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    Razer Viper Ultimate

    I'm loving the Ultralight 2 that I've been using but I'm still intrigued by both the G Pro Wireless and Viper Ultimate in terms of cutting the cord completely. I might go with the G Pro Wireless when it has a reasonable sale here in Canada, just because I've already tried the regular Viper and I...
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    Glorious Model 0

    The hump on the MM710 will make the biggest difference in feel between itself and the Model O-, and will be a fully subjective preference based on how a person grips the mouse. The G305 will feel more similar to the MM710 in that regard. Besides that, the MM710 has a far better cable, a better...
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    Razer Viper Ultimate

    Not quite appropriate for the "What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?" thread so making a new one here. This is the wireless version of the Viper. At 74g, that's quite good considering the wired is 69g. The Logitech G Pro wireless is 80g by comparison...
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    I've tried 4 of the 6 "ultralights" (MM710/ Model O-/ Model O/ Viper), and I do like the Viper the most thus far, with the MM710 second. I didn't expect to like the Viper so much, but the excellent mouse wheel and overall shape worked best for me. I like the rubberized sides as well, as it...
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    Anyone else constantly torn between building a tiny ITX and a massive EATX system?

    You don't have to use a power brick, things like the HDPLEX 400 exist and all you'll need is a standard power cable. There are many variants of these style of PSU, with PicoPSU's being one of the more notable and earliest type, albeit much lower wattage. NFC's own Youtube has a vid about the...
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    what's the best airflow quietness case

    I'm sure Steve mentions it in the GN vid, but cases are pressurized enclosures when fans are used, and as such a properly designed case cannot have air naturally rising unless there is a deadzone that airflow isn't passing through. This was a common misconception also in the RV02/FT02 days...
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    Anyone else constantly torn between building a tiny ITX and a massive EATX system?

    Never between mITX or EATX, but in the past often thought about and built in SFF <20L mITX , ~27L mATX and ~40L ATX. Those were the targets I felt allowed the smallest size without any major compromises to thermals. The Cerberus-X 24.4L ATX has since silenced that internal argument. NFC S4 or...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    D9L is small enough that something like a Prolimatech Ultra Sleek Vortex will fit above it as an intake should you choose to do so. I imagine newer 15mm thick fans that subsequently came out should also be ok. I used the Prolimatech setup for awhile. That's it's only real advantage over the U9S.
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    Windows 10: New Study Shows Home Edition Users Are Baffled by Updates

    You can't disable directly on Pro, no. What Pro provides is access to gpedit which gives you some policies to manipulate, one being that you can set Windows Update in such a way that it will notify you there are downloads available to be started and then subsequently autoinstalled. That means...
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    Fractal Design Meshify S

    It's not based on the R6 directly, but rather the S2 variant. That means the internal rail system of the S2 is present instead of the R6's drive cage / 3.25" setup. Realistically, a Meshify R6 SKU would better suit the purpose of the case. The internal rail system favours WCing for pump and res...
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    OLED HDMI 2.1 VRR LG 2019 models!!!!

    elvn - your contributions over the years for displays and tv are appreciated. Don't stop on account of people being offended. :)
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    Diablo IV Will Be Heavily Influenced by Diablo II

    If you want an excellent single player experience - Grim Dawn is waiting for you. Attentive players especially will be rewarded with story and lore you might otherwise miss out on. Most of the Iron Lore devs (Titan Quest) are in Crate Entertainment, and content is continuously added - small...
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    DP is a POS connector. How to disable display state detection?

    I had an issue with DP that was corrected when I moved to Win10 1703 - the issue existed in all editions of Win10 dating prior to it. The issue - if my monitor was off before loading into Windows from a cold boot or before recovering from sleep, upon turning it on it would be detected as a new...
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    Threadripper 1900x, gaming build for the next 5 years

    Just a cautionary note regarding Threadrippers GUI interface for setting up NVME read on threadripper: With some some precautions prior to installation or adjustments afterward, should be okay, but it's worthy of note that the default setup is a bit wonky.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    The Asrock board has HDMI 4K @ 60hz via the HDMI port (requires 3rd party chip), Thunderbolt 3, and PCI-E bifurcation. By comparison the ROG Strix has 2x M.2. Keep in mind that "ROG Strix" aren't true ROG boards - it's a new mid-range lineup by Asus. The "Maximus" line remains the true ROG series.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    These are the proper channels for dealing with the CBSA - assuming your paperwork supports the evidence. It's the receiver that has the options to pursue - not the shipper.
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    Before asking NCASE about Micro-ATX...

    It hasn't changed as much as people seem to think. Here's how I'm perceiving the current market. - Z370 mATX boards are as lackluster as Z270 were, and the lack of PCI-E lanes on consumer CPUs is worsening with PCIE/NVME gaining traction. Additionally, we're not seeing flexible PCI-E slots tied...
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    Is it time for Nvidia to support Freesync?

    Does Freesync now offer operation throughout the entire monitors refresh range, or is it still limited to the monitor's scalar leading to a narrow range of operation? My understanding based on when Freesync 2 was announced was that it would be the only option to circumvent this limitation...
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    Before asking NCASE about Micro-ATX...

    I suppose from a branding perspective #2 maintains a certain aesthetic, but I prefer the curves of #1. I also like inverted layouts and I was pushing a flexible atx/matx design earlier in this thread, so it ticks all the boxes for me.
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    Intel's 8th Generation Core Family - Coffee Lake (LGA 1151, 6C/12T)

    There are still motherboards that have PCI-E slots that are traced to the chipset. My Asus Maximus VIII Gene (Z170) has a physical 16x slot which is actually electrically PCI-E 3.0 x4 and routed the chipset. It's one of the main reasons I got it, and one of the reasons I believe the Z270 mATX...
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    Anybody regret their 7700k purchase?

    Prior to the Ryzen launch, both Mike's Computer Shop and's ebay page had the 7700K for $429.99 CAD - likely due to stock overflowing. I haven't seen it that low since.
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    ATwentyX: E-ATX under 20L

    I wouldn't necessarily take the lack of replies as lack of interest - this subsection of the forum moves a lot slower than it used to ~1.5 years ago. Personally I like the idea of sub 20L ATX cases and would like to see a modern idea such as the ideas displayed in this thread seen through to...
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    X99 on mITX: ASRock X99E-itx/ac

    Stick with 2400 - 2666 max if you want to be safe. Anything above that is a potential risk as Haswell-E's IMC is weak and leads to incompatibility or - in extreme cases - IMC failure. Broadwell-E's IMC appears to be quite a bit more robust by comparison.
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    my i7 980X is 7 years old!

    Haha, Skyblue actually posted on page 1 about his 980X. Without context it's a strange post no doubt.
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    The Achilles' heels of Ryzen no one is talking about

    No it doesn't - that is describing how the CPU lanes are being routed. Ryzen CPU = 24x PCI-E 3.0 lanes X370 Chipset = 8x PCI-E 2.0 lanes Kaby Lake/Skylake/Haswell/Ivy Bridge CPU = 16x PCI-E 3.0 lanes Z270 chipset = 24x PCI-E 3.0 lanes Z170 chipset = 20x PCI-E 3.0 lanes The Intel chipsets...
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    ecc support in kaby lake core i3

    It appears so. Only the i3-7101E and the i3-7101TE are listed as supporting it.
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    Intel 200 series ITX motherboards (Kaby Lake)

    Is the new Asmedia controller so good that the Alpine Ridge TB3 controller has been abandoned? Or have these dual M.2 configs taken up all available lanes, despite the 4x increase over Z170?
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    Booting Windows 7 From an M.2 on an Asus Mini-ITX Mobo Is ... Not Suggested by Asus

    1) If you install Windows 7 from a USB drive you will need to inject your motherboards USB 3.0 drivers into your Windows 7 installation image files, otherwise the Windows preinstallation environment can't detect the USB it needs to install from 2) You will need to slipstream SP1 into your...
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    This looks fantastic thus far.. will be keeping an eye on this.