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  1. Zepher

    Creative's Sound Blaster Z SE promises an even better audio experience

    I run the Soundblaster ZxR in my new rig, The only reason I got it was that I wanted the Black Mic/IO pod and the Soundblaster ZX I had had the Red pod. it's the thing under the middle of the monitor,
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    First AIO ever, What's Proper AIO mounting/orientation?

    Ya, pushing the warm case air out the top through the radiator. can't put the rad in the front not enough space.
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    First AIO ever, What's Proper AIO mounting/orientation?

    I have mine mounted like this AMD 5800X with H115i Platinum, Intel i7 4790k with H100i RGB Pro XT, and an Intel i7 4770 with an H80i The Plex server on the end with the tubes on the top has been running in that configuration for the past 6 years 24/7. That cooler was in my main rig mounted...
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    AMD Processor Shortage to Continue as 80% 7nm Capacity Allocated to Console SoCs

    How does a $500 console give more profit to AMD than them selling their own $500 processor.
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    Jamo speaker sets marked down $600 plus @ Adorama

    What is up with the tweeter bezels? black on the wood grain speakers and wood grain on the black speakers.
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    Brand new to the mining game - looking to setup a few mining rigs and mine one type of currency - possibly Ethereum? Help would be appreciated

    Well, grab 20+ cards, set up some machines to run them and start mining your Ethereum. I don't mine, but I came across this article the other day, This GeForce RTX 3080 Ethereum mining rig now makes $20K per month - VideoCardz.com
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    The Rise of Retrocomputing

    This one was used on Jurassic Park as well, I'll take $25k for it.
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    Apple patents more wireless charging stuff

    I am waiting for the power over the air so you don't need anything plugged in, devices just get power wirelessly. Imagine just putting a lamp or something anywhere in the room and not have to plug it in. They demo'd a TV that had wireless audio and video as well as power maybe 8 or so years ago...
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    Naming your systems - how do you pick?

    I have mine named like this HAL-9000 - this was my main rig years ago, then my dual xeon, and now my old 4790k HAL-X100 - my main gaming rig HAL-Xeon - modded 771 Xeon in a 775 board HAL-Mobile - My Dell laptop Plex_Server - My Plex Server
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    EVGA RMA sent be back a different card? This ever happen to anyone else?

    I recently sent in my GTX285 and got a 3090 Kingpin.
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    It feels incredible to type on. I got the clicky one since I wanted to have that classic clicky sound.
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    Thinking what would be the best way to split my drive into an OS and Game drive.

    Steam is good with importing the games from where ever you move them to so just do what you are thinking about doing and it should be fine.
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    Need an NVME SSD upgrade. I don't know anything about them

    you can upgrade to larger drives, I upgraded from 1-2TB drives to 4TB drives and added an 8 and 10TB when they were on sale.
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    Speaker and Headphone Rigs Picture Thread

    they probably sound awesome, but they aren't that pleasing to my eyes.
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    How am I getting 200-220MB/s over standard GigE between 2 computers?

    What does your ethernet ports show?
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    New 5950x build with Corsair Vengeance RGB docp no go

    try upgrading the BIOS
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    Advice on new PC speakers

    Not sure what these go for used, but I am using a pair of Alesis M1 Active MK2's that I have had for almost 20 years now. They were around $400 for the pair back in the day.
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    Can't See BIOS/POST/Boot Menu When Primary Screen is Plugged In

    What if only your main screen is plugged in, do you see post or bios?
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    Best way to set up gaming PC

    I just moved the Steam, EA, and Epic games folder to another drive and formatted the drive and am now moving folders back. going to use a dedicated drive for the Xbox Live Game Pass games.
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    Epic Game Launcher sending lots of data

    So you knew about this issue and didn't say anything?
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    Epic Game Launcher sending lots of data

    I've got a 5800X and 1080Ti and have no issue with my system,
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    Membrane Keyboards and similar Mechanical keyboards

    I recently bought a G815 with the Clicky switches and I really like how it feels when I type. It is kinda pricey though, $200 normal price and $150 on sale. Best Buy has them on display so you can feel them.
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    How Often do you

    first time on my main rig was a couple of weeks ago since I couldn't get my Win10 to boot with the new mobo. Before that was back in 2009.
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    Question about Deleted Data Security of Different Drives

    I don't give or sell any drive that had sensitive data on it. I usually take them apart to see what the parts look like.
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    Help diagnosing system instability, kernel power critical message

    Swap out the PSU if you have a spare one and see it still does it, that would probably be the easiest thing to do.
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    Evga advanced rma, any experiences on the warranty after? Or possible to keep as secondary?

    you can keep the replacement card but you will pay full price for it and it will only have the remainder of the original warranty. so if you only have 1 year left, you will pay full price for possibly a refurbed card with only 1 year warranty.
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    Ryzen 5000's memory controller improvements, 4 sticks versus 2

    I got shafted. Corsair Vengeance Pro 3600mhz 32GB DDR4 kit
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    Suggest me a new mouse.

    those are all warranty replacements over the years That is one of the main reasons I buy Logitech, excellent warranty and customer service.
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    Suggest me a new mouse.

    looks like they are feeding, lol
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    If you could have a 3080 or a 6800XT which would you rather and why?

    I just bought a $1000 G-Sync monitor so I would go with the 3080.
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    PSU with fan off mode

    EVGA with the ECO mode button does 0 rpm fan mode. I believe my Corsair HX750 also does 0 rpm
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    Ryzen 5900X overclocking help

    try a negative offset for the voltage, -0.15 instead of static voltage
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    Best way to set up gaming PC

    All but the Xbox client can find game installs and load them back up without downloading. Xbox client is a pile of crap, you will want to use a dedicated drive for that service because you might need to format it if you run into issues and need to reinstall any Xbox Game Pass games. I just did...
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    Best way to set up gaming PC

    I have a few drives in my machine, 1TB nvme for OS, programs, and a few games, 1TB SATA SSD for other games I am playing, and a 4TB WD Black 7200rpm for the rest of the games and use it for rotating games from the SSD to.
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    APC UPS'es - Larger battery mod

    I asked someone years ago about daisy chaining UPS's, might have asked APC, and I recall them saying that the Smart-UPS line would work daisy chained.
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    iCUE draining my i7 9700k

    I have it on 4 different machines, one is a 12 year old 775 setup, and haven't had that issue.
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    Microsoft Game Pass Ultimate ($150 or less for 3 years - as low as $100)

    The Xbox client is a pile of crap, fresh Windows install can't import the old game installs, you can't delete the old game installs either. Which means you can't install any games since you can't select a default drive for new installations either. Gives me the same error no matter which drive I...
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