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    be quiet! Pure Rock 2

    I'm a bit confused by the testing methodology. When testing temperatures do you set the fan to 100%, to an specific noise level or do you use a pwm fan curve? And how is that relative performance number calculated? I think its a little weird that the C7 is so close to this cooler when it...
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    Console Makers, Publishers Agree to Disclose Loot Box Odds for "Ethical Surprise Mechanics"

    They are just afraid to get lootboxes totally banned, so are doing the absolute minimum possible to try to make it look like they care.
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    AMD Radeon 19.7.3 Drivers Increase RX 5700 Series Idle Fan Speeds by Over 50%

    But can you still change it manually using a custom fan curve? If so, that's not THAT bad. If you can't change it however, that's absurd and shouldn't ever happen, specially when a GPU at iddle shouldn't make any noise at all. Our perception of sound pressure is also not linear, so even though...
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    Corsair Releases Its First Thermal Paste Solution: The TM30

    At first i though that viscosity number was wrong because of their marketing saying its "low viscosity". You cant market something as low viscosity when its actually viscous as fuck. But if your specs are correct, its a rebrand of this. I'm a bit confused. I'll look for some more about subject...
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    Corsair Releases Its First Thermal Paste Solution: The TM30

    You cant judge performance based only on thermal conductivity alone. They market it as a low viscosity paste, which means that it may be able to better fill imperfections and form a thinner layer than materials with higher viscosity, both of which increases performance.
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    Editorial Intel's 28-core HEDT Processor a Panic Reaction to 32-core Threadripper

    Some companies do push the "lying for dollars" way further than others, in all sectors of the economy. Let's not pretend they are all the same.
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    Editorial Intel's 28-core HEDT Processor a Panic Reaction to 32-core Threadripper

    People arguing that Intel's deception was not good enough, so it's the people/press fault that they believed them and Intel is not to be blamed. Trying to misslead consumers is ok if it's not done too well. Amazing.
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    KFA2 GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Smiles for the Camera

    Wow a card that actually looks good? Nice.
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    Tunai Announces the DRUM Audiophile-grade in-ear Headphones

    Frequently used to market snake oil. Up to 40 kHz range? I won't be able to hear it, but I like to share my headphones with my dog, so that's a welcome feature for sure.
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    Manli Adds a GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card to Its Portfolio

    I used to think that too. But according to the TPU results, the removal of the DVI port didn't change a thing for the GTX 1080 Ti in comparison with the Titan X Pascal (which has similar power and includes dvi). Nvidia's claim of better cooling didn't turn out to be real.
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    Corsair K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    Which one is it? Yeah, i know many people will be just fine with red, I'm just questioning it's choice as the standard for "gaming", instead of white.
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    Corsair K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    While that explaination may be valid, i can't say I'm convinced, because I've never seen a red backlit keyboard that isn't a "gaming" one. So i think that's more related to this generic "gaming culture". I'm not entirely sure we, non red-lovers, are weirdos or most people actually do not like...
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    Acer Showcases Nitro 5 Spin Notebook With Intel 8th Gen Inside

    A 6300HQ is 45W so it will probably not match it. I'm interested in it because it mey be a good match to an eGPU, which is what I'm looking for. I would like to have something portable a like XPS 13 or macbook pro that i could use at home docked with a nice screen, keyboard, mouse ethernet and...
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    Corsair K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    For me too. People seem to hate RGB, its s lot better than fixed option. But if RG is not offered, standard backlighting should be white, not red. Its fine if red happens to be your color, but it will not be for everyone (for me its the worst option of all), while white is neutral. There is a...
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    Acer Showcases Nitro 5 Spin Notebook With Intel 8th Gen Inside

    Cool, we should soon find out how well these 15W quad cores do on gaming.
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