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    MiSTer FPGA - Retro Console Hardware

    Got the stuff I ordered. The switches are...bigger than expected. Guess that happens when you don't even look at the specs. XD The mean well didn't come with an AC cable...hadn't considered that. XD The 5-way DC splitter works, the fans work (loud, as expected), phono plug looks good, gpio...
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    Microsoft enables Linux GUI applications in Windows 10 .... TF?

    Why not? Sure would make testing Edge Linux easier if you could build and run it on Windows. :p
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    Help installing hardtubing

    I haven't used petg or acrylic, so I could be wrong, but I think they will have some movement normally (just because of how smooth the surface is). If you're worried, you could build a loop temporarily outside of the case and fill it with water, run it for a while and see if it leaks. Just make...
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    Help installing hardtubing

    You have same brand fittings and tube? Tubes can vary in dimensions (ID and OD) between brands, enough to cause fitment issues.
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    MiSTer FPGA - Retro Console Hardware

    It's a couple mm off, so I can only use two screws in the diagonal with it slightly ascew, or two on one of the long sides (which I don't like). And it's not close to matching a single set of 2.5" drive holes, it just happens to work in this case due to the design of the bracket, the way they...
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    They work in reverse too, right? Generate a bunch of heat, and it puts out electricity? Free energy!
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    Best Way to Move a Rack

    Yeah, put them in boxes/crates or on a small pallet, and strap'em down. Make sure whoever moves them has someone helping so they don't get dropped.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Already have one:
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    Graphics Card Necromancy: EVGA RTX 2080 XC (Reference Board)

    Mechanical pencils with long tips work well, as long as the pin isn't too big for your pen(cil).
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    Graphics Card Necromancy: EVGA RTX 2080 XC (Reference Board)

    Might be legs, hard to tell on my potato.
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    Graphics Card Necromancy: EVGA RTX 2080 XC (Reference Board)

    Are those (un)intentional solder bridges just south of that connector, or is that something else I see?
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    MiSTer FPGA - Retro Console Hardware

    Got my ML-10 in. Plus side, Looks like I can mount the DE10-nano on the HDD bracket (hanging upside down in the case), although I lose the top (120/140mm) fan in the short case config if I do...wasn't planning to use one anyway. Otoh, there's really not much room for much else. Planning to put...
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    If it makes the room that hot, then I think the heatsink and tim were doing their job properly. Ambient was just too hot.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    If you replaced ALL the dead parts, all at once, then it might work. But the GPU itself may be dead. Is probably dead, in fact.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Inductors are little antennas which induce a current when electromagnetic waves are present (as in a microwave), or emit electromagnetic waves when current is passed through them.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Tell any electronics repair shop you microwaved your GPU (at any wattage) and they'll tell you it's beyond saving. Tell them you put it in a MB, and they'll tell you they might be able to save it, but it'd be cheaper to buy a replacement motherboard.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    An intro to electronics and ESD safety is in order, I think. Like, from an actual instructor, not some dude on youtube (although some of them dudes are trustworthy/reliable).
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    No, 4-pin cpu power must be connected. At least, I'm not aware of any modern cpu which will work without it. If the motherboard/cpu are ok, they won't work with that gpu. It's 100%, definitely dead. You'll need another gpu to test with. That said, I would recommend against using that same...
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Can y'all calm down a bit? We aren't in genmay...yet...I think? lol
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    The thing I thought popped off the board is the black spot under the "KC", next to the banks of capacitor pairs near the top of this photo. Looks like some of the...transistors(?) (black components with three legs), near the top, got visibly damaged, too.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Yeah, those are vias. Thought something terrible happened there (to the pads next to them), but they look normal in this photo.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    So, you blew at least one smd component off the board, and... The pads on those SMDs look like they were vaporized?
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    That's because he put a pipe-bomb in the microwave, the dumbass... :/
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Just want to say that, aside from a bit of hyperbole, I was 100% honest and mostly serious in all my posts in this thread. The card is dead, unrecoverable (fubar) except (maybe) through extensive repair involving equipment few enthusiasts have. Your motherboard may have been saved by the PSU...
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Oh yeah, if your PSU failed via fuse or some fuse like component, your PC may yet live. Your GPU is def toast, though.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Depends on the voltage levels we're talking about, I guess. I wouldn't bet on it, but I suppose it could have survived.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    The fact that the pins got hot enough to melt the plastic and ignight the gases tells all you need to know. There was much more electricity passing through the board and pins than it was designed for. It's dead.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Well, good luck. Just don't come crying if you fry another PC because you didn't listen. You can fix the connectors, but the components (except maybe some passive ones) are all shot. Someone with a solder rework station and diagnostic equipment might be able to save it, if the GPU chip isn't...
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    You don't need to see damage for it to be present in electronics. Microwaves, which microwave ovens produce, would have induced massive currents in the board's traces and components. They were fried from the inside, literally.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Yeah...fire = bad around electronics. Magic Smoke = Good, though.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    There's a youtube channel dedicated to this you could have donated a vid to if you recorded it...
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Oh, your PC is probably toast too. :/ There were certainly shorted traces in the GPU after frying it. Putting that in your PC almost certainly destroyed your CPU, and probably the motherboard, too...
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    When they say "bake it", they mean in a real-deal oven, with heating elements or gas burners. A microwave will literally fry any and everything metal or touching metal. Sorry, your GPU is toast...
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    Someone explain CPU mining?

    Cache helps a lot for some operations, latency is probably next after cache, and raw throughput for certain math ops (depending on what you are mining) is pretty important too.
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    Sony walking back shutting down PS3/Vita store.

    Good. There's no vita replacement, and a lot of good games on there for PSP and Vita.
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    Help Finding GTX 260 Water Blocks?

    Performance-pcs has a bunch of old watercooling parts.
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    MiSTer FPGA - Retro Console Hardware

    Rolled some cables for the three fans that will flank one side of my case. Probably way longer than necessary, considering I still need to splice the fan's leads on. Need to redo the end on the white one anyway... Hopefully I'll have some parts by mid week. One shipment decided to jump over...
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