Recent content by 3dprophet

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    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    It doesn't make sense that BJ's father is an American bigot. Since his Polish name is not Americanized to Blaskovich, it's most likely he would be a first or second generation immigrant. It's likely he would also face racism himself. In the early 20th century immigrants from Poland or Italy...
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    What's a good therman grease? Are thermal pads any good?

    Thermal pads are nice if you're swapping coolers/CPUs a lot.
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    Blizzard/Activation being hit by the Perfect Storm. Will they survive?

    Have you ever heard of toxic masculinity? Yes, toxicity in general could potentially come from any gender, but there is a very common type of toxicity in society that comes from the male gender only. Also, suggesting that the victims are to blame for this is just sick. One of the employees...
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    ION Fury

    Taiwanese game Devotion had a joke making fun of The People's Leader. Steam pulled the game from sale. The devs removed the joke from the game. Even after the joke was removed both Steam and GOG refused to sell the game. GOG was initially going to do it, but received backlash from Chinese...
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    ION Fury

    I still don't know what was actually changed if anything. If they removed some poor taste homophobic jokes it's probably for the better.
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    ION Fury

    Was thinking about picking this up, but playing old shooters like Doom or Outlaws nowadays gives me motion sickness. Wondering if I would get it with a retro shooter as well.
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    AMD AGESA ComboV2 1.2.0.0

    Is it worth installing these updates if you're on Zen 2?
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    Crackling/whirring noise from SSD?

    This is super common in laptops and there is nothing you can do. Asus has an explanation of what causes the noise. https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1035838/ You could maybe lock the CPU frequency to see if it goes away, which isn't really practical.
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    Steam Hardware Surveys - are they accurate?

    I'd be surprised if the Chinese version isn't a completely separate ecosystem.
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    Why is Microcenter scalping people.

    Aren't the bundles meant to discourage scalping?
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    Power Supply Blew Up - Testing Configuration for Damage?

    Did you RMA the PSU? The refurbished units Seasonic sends are better than brand new out of the box. If you get it replaced through a retail store the PSU will have the same flaws. I had a Seasonic that failed after about a year, and it also had coil whine from new. The replacement works...
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    mobo for i5-11400 vr rig

    Love these videos. Very interesting to see how low end boards perform with high end CPUs.
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    have you gotten your new NVidia/AMD upgrade card yet? Why not?

    I am not sure if I want one or I should wait for Intel. I don't even care if the performance is bad, I want to be a part of GPU history, and have an AMD CPU with an Intel GPU.
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    Another AssRock Board Bites the Dust?

    Thanks for the replies. I may try it outside the case. How can the board short itself if the PC is not being moved or tinkered with? Corrosion?
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    Another AssRock Board Bites the Dust?

    I have system with a ASRock H97M Pro4 board that suddenly stopped working. When I attempt to boot, the power turns on, but there is no VGA output, no HD activity LED, only some USB peripherals get power. I checked all the connectors, CMOS battery, and cleared CMOS. I connected a speaker to the...
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