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    MSI Creator z16

    The review I read of the msi creator said the hinges are bad and it has overheat issues where it overheats badly and shuts down. The review unit died from overheating. Big do not buy. I don't buy MSI cause of their reliability issues and horrible rma experience over time. If you need a...
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    Retro PC 3Dfx Quantum3D Obsidian SLI2 Asus P2B-DS 2xPentium 3 SL4KL Awe64 Gold

    I am surprised to see a p2b-ds system going for so much or is it mostly the 3dfx card that brings most of the value. I still have my p2b-ds with dual 1.4 ghz tualtins 1 gb ram geforce 4 4200. awe 64 as my xp gaming rig.
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    No thread about the framework laptop?

    I would be interested if framework laptops if they had a 15 or 16 inch version with a 7945HX 16 core with RTX 4070/80 graphics option that I could later upgrade the processor to a 9975 HX 32 core and graphics to a RTX 5070/80 or RTX even 6070/80 later.
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    3.2TB SSD for $240

    Seems price is going down cause these don't work on Esxi 7.0 and Esxi 6.5 is end of life. Really good for VMs.
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    Resident Evil 4 (remake)

    Probably wait for PC version since don't have a PS5. I been playing Resident Evil 4 VR on Quest 2 and its still very fun. Originally played it on PS2. Then again on PC. 3rd time now on VR. Guess 4th will be the remake.
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    Puget Systems Confirm Issues Also on Samsung 980 PRO

    sk3tch Thanks I did try rebooting and same deal get error can not update firmware. I do have one of those enclosures I use for back up to another m.2 will have to back it up and contact Samsung then. Beaflag VonRathburg Thanks will try it in my desktop this weekend.
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    Puget Systems Confirm Issues Also on Samsung 980 PRO

    I have a 980 pro 1 tb in my laptop on the bad firmware. I tried to update the firmware using samsung magician but it gives an error can not update firmware should I be worried?
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    Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition $2.99 on Steam

    Thank you OP bought.
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    [EPIC Store Weekly Freebies] Saints Row IV Re-Elected -&- Wildcat Gun Machine

    Jim Kim Thank you. Really enjoyed playing Saints Row 2 and 3 multiplayer with my bro.
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    Samsung Z Fold 4

    Aurelius Thank you. Dual or tri screen phones interested me cause the lg thin q dual screen microsoft surface duo and xiaomi triscreen are fairly popular with the pokemon go crowd to run two accounts on one screen and you can be on discord and have app open so was interested in possibly zfold...
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    Samsung Z Fold 4

    Big question about fold 4 is does it hold up long term? I hear its only rated for certain number of folds? Also Fold doesn't have internal storage for s pen which doesn't work on the cover screen. No SD card is also :(. Still using a Note 8 which held up really well for 5 years baring...
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    New Seagate Ironwolf 14 tb for $210 or Recertified Seagate Exos 18 tb for $190 for NAS?

    Looking at either getting New Seagate Ironwolf 14 tb for $210 or Recertified Seagate Exos 18 tb for $190 for NAS to replace a set of drives from 2013. New Seagate Ironwolf 14tb warranty 3 year warranty from seate...
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    Gaming Chairs VS Office Chairs

    Still have and recommend the used Herman Miller Aeron from a company going out of business sale. Really comfy chair. Good office chairs last a long time and are meant for you to sit in them for hours at a time. You have to sit in the chair and find one that is comfortable for you...
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    2022 Black Friday Cyber Monday Holiday Deals

    So what is is the best deal for NAS storage drives where I can buy 4? WD 12TB Red Plus. for $190? 14 tb western digital elements for $200. Seagate Ironwolf 14 tb for $210, refurbished Seagate exos 18 tb for $190 (says 2 year warranty but a bit leary with buying refurb drives always...
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    Sony GDM-FW900 - NIB

    I miss my FW900, I was lucky and saw one used at a computer show for cheap, also picked up SGI CRT monitors at computer show for cheap. I was super sad when I drove to the repair shop to get it the FW900 fixed again and the repair shop had closed. Friend had been there the month before to...
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    Which laptop brands are best?

    cjcox Thank you. I have a Precision 7560 its not exactly thin or light. I work with Lightroom, Photoshop, Davinci Resolve, Premiere plus play some games so like the extra power. I haven't actually bought any of my laptops at Costco someone mentioned trying to get something there because of...
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    Which laptop brands are best?

    I will be looking at getting a 16 core dragon cpu with 4070 next year what brand to get? Don't care about it being thin and light just want something that performs well and lasts a long time. Intel just runs to hot. I haven't been to happy with Dell heat problems lately. Current laptop...
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    Tower case that holds 16 internal 3.5 inch bays?

    Icecold TheSlySyl Thank you that is exactly what I was looking for. Bit pricey at $194 on new egg...
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    Tower case that holds 16 internal 3.5 inch bays?

    Is there a tower case that actually holds 16 internal 3.5 inch drives plus still has some room for some ssds? Currently have 16 spinners in a 24 bay supermicro case and getting fairly tired of how loud it is can hear it when I open the basement door and is annoying during ping pong and pool...
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    32 vs 64 GB of memory for gaming

    For just gaming 32 gb - 64 gb makes no difference but if your multi taking or running virtual machines more ram is good. I tend to have adobe apps open while having multiple games open while running a few virtual machines in the back around I was actually running out of ram regularly with 64 gb...
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    Razor Kishi Game Controller for Android Phone (USB-C) $30 bucks (normally like 60-70)

    How is reliability on these? Skeptical about getting used Razor stuff. I just remember my Razor Naga did not last very long slightly over a year after I replaced it with a Logitech G600 which I'm still using today.
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    GoG summer sale '22

    Thank you also claimed Sanitarium.
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    1000W PS Not cutting it on TR4 Setup?

    I have a similar system but with a RTX 3090 and 6.4 tb fusion IOs and my killawatt showed 918 watts loaded out have a 1300 watt power supply though, have air cooling with noctua and extra fans for the fusion ios.
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    Painless upgrade from esxi 6.7 to 7.0u3

    Thank you. Still running 6.7 Did they come out with drivers for fusion io for 7? probably won't upgrade to 7 till I get new hardware.
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    DEAD: EVGA 1600w PSU Sale (T2 $259, P2 $239)

    Thank you OP just picked up a 1600 P2 just in case get a more power hungry video card. Had current 1300 G2 for 8 years now.
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    [DEAD] Unreal games deal pack = $2.79

    Thank you op.
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    Do you remember your history of smartphones?

    Droid 2 Star Wars R2D2 special edition Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Star Wars special edition Probably keep this Note 10 plus awhile. Newer phones with pen don't seem like much of an update losing the micro sd card slot for my videos and flacs.
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    AMD Announces Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 WX-Series: Zen 3 For OEM Workstations

    That is a bummer. I run the several VMs on my main machine including secondary server 2016 domain controller, server 2019 test web server and windows 10 and windows 11 test machines on my threadripper 3960x as well as doing video editing and photo work. I have an esxi server for the primary...
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    What 4k monitor to get for content creation and some gaming.

    sh0rty Still haven't bought a monitor yet. I was hoping to stop by B&H when I was in the NYC for the opera to see more photo/editing oriented monitors in person and talk to the sales person there see what they recommend. B&H still don't have the Eizo cs2740 in stock. I'm thinking one...
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    What 4k monitor to get for content creation and some gaming.

    I was not really looking at curved since I need good color accuracy for content creation. 43 inch just seems too big. I haven't used a 43 inch before. Friends have 27 or 32 inch 4k monitors no one has a curved or 43 inch. The Eizo cs2740 has good color accuracy and 5 year warranty but is...
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    What 4k monitor to get for content creation and some gaming.

    Thinking of getting the Eizo cs2740 for now and getting a high refresh rate 4k monitor later when better ones are out. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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    Dell U2412M

    Still using two U2412M and have a 3rd on the server. Looking at a 4k upgrade though.
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    What 4k monitor to get for content creation and some gaming.

    Thinking most of the higher refresh 4k panels seem to have issues so thinking of getting either a Benq PD3200U or the newer PD3220U or possibly a Dell Dell UltraSharp 4k UP3216Q or Dell Ultrasharp U3219Q but I missed the Dell Black Friday sale not sure if I want to hold out till April for the...
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    ASUS ProArt PA32UCG initial impressions

    Bigmonitorguy Thank you for the feedback. Been using the same set up for both work and gaming. Just having a hard time spending that much for the high refresh rate with the blooming issues and you said it had dead pixels. Microcenter stocks PG32UQX so that wouldn't be too hard to return...
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    ASUS ProArt PA32UCG initial impressions

    Bigmonitorguy Do you feel the Asus ProArt PA32UCG is worth the premium over something like a Benq PD3220U ~$1k for the refresh rate? Also just got a 3090. I am a content creator that does some gaming mostly Final fantasy 14 and some Star Wars Squadrons, Elite Dangerous. Been on two Dell...
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    The 32 inch 4k IPS 144hz's...(Update - this party is started) (wait for it...)

    Is the Asus PG32UQ/PA32UCGworth the $3,000/$4000 price premium for /144/120hz with all the issues it seems to be having or should I be waiting? I seen a PS32UCG in person it looks great if you have one with no defects but I didn't feel it was worth the $3000+ over the Benq PD3220U which I...
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    What 4k monitor to get for content creation and some gaming.

    Bigmonitorguy Thank you. I was looking at 32 and maybe 27 inch options. 43 inch just seems to big. I mean it could maybe fit with another monitor. I did have 3 2412M at one point for surround in battlefield but I put one on the server. Have to actually measure it. I still want a secondary...
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    EVGA 1000 P2 PSU @ EVGA $169.99, usually $329

    Thank you op picked one up as a spare may build a new server.
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    What 4k monitor to get for content creation and some gaming.

    Thank you for the replies. KazeoHin How is the color accuracy on the Asus xg439q? Is 43 inches too big? I was hearing 32 inches is on the big side for some people Freekill I need a wide gamut for editing. I hear the M32U is a lottery if you get a good one from the reviews on Bestbuy and...
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    What 4k monitor to get for content creation and some gaming.

    Finally got my 3090 from EVGA queue so looking to get a 4k monitor. Do content creation using Davinci Resolve, Lightroom, Maya, Photoshop, Premiere and some gaming mostly Final Fantasy 14, Valorant. some Star Wars Squadrons, Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen. I as looking at Asus PG32UQX but...