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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    You got it! I was hoping some of my other old hardware was in that desk, like my old ISA 56k modem. There is still an entire PC that I had that don’t know what ever happened to it. Had a Pentium 166 MMX.
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    I need a complete new system, what CPU should I get first.

    I'd just get a new GPU and see how it treats you. The 660 Ti is by no means a barn burner. Anything modern from the RX 570 on up will give you way more frames. If it still isn't good enough, build a new rig and take the GPU with you.
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    Yes, one is audio out. The other says “ANT.”
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    Anyone care to guess what this card is? Hint: the SDRAM below is NOT a clue! :p
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    I think I had that same Viewsonic monitor roughly 20 years ago! I believe it had to ride shotgun when I moved to and from college each year. My Dad brought me my old desk from when I still lived at home. In one of the drawers was some old software.
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    A friend asked me to choose parts for a $800 gaming PC build , what do you think about this?

    I agree that the NVMe is nice, but the money could be better spent elsewhere. A SATA SSD will be fast enough. The NVMe can easily be added later and made into a gaming drive. I have the same PSU—it does a good job for what it costs.
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    Intel Scraps 10nm for Desktop, Brazen it Out with 14nm Skylake Till 2022?

    I kinda wondered what the desktop was going to look like when their mobile 10nm lineup had a boost clock deficit to 14nm. Sure, it had an IPC uplift, but they just gave it back on frequency. I don’t think 10nm is clocking well at all, and mobile is the only place they can even try to sell it...
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    Intel's Gargantuan Next-gen Enterprise CPU Socket is LGA4677

    Couldn’t it also mean more power and ground? If they are increasing core counts and frequency and not shrinking the node, the chips would need more power. I’m sure more IO is on the list as well, though.
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    Attackers exploit 0day vulnerability that gives full control of Android phones

    Flashlight? Does Android not have that built-in? It’s been a while since I’ve used an Android phone. I’m so used to it being on the lock screen on iO, so I figured it was standard issue these days.
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    You're gonna need a bigger storage drive!

    I wonder if games will ever adapt to a hybrid storage scenario, like having files that can be slowly loaded in the background stored on mechanical drives.
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    Intel Cuts Prices of iGPU-devoid 9th Gen Core F and KF SKUs by up to 20 Percent

    2700X is down to $159 at Microcenter now. That might have swayed my CPU opinion a month ago. Oh well.
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    Intel Cuts Prices of iGPU-devoid 9th Gen Core F and KF SKUs by up to 20 Percent

    I bought a 9600K (non-F) for $199 a month ago, so I’m curious what this will look like at actual retail.
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    got scam again, duron 600

    I have an old Socket A chip somewhere. I think it’s a Sempron. I miss those old ceramic chips. Satisfying weight and feel, and held the graphite trick well. :)
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    Intel 10th Gen Core X "Cascade Lake-X" Pricing and Specs Detailed

    It’s a good move, but what is the total cost of entry if you are starting from scratch? Aren’t x299 boards really expensive? Cheapest I found at Microcenter is $309. The cheapest x570 at the same store is about half that price. The other concern is that I suspect TDP will be really high on these...
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    [FS][US] W3690 and 16GB (4x4GB) ECC DDR3 1600

    W3690 sold. RAM still available. Make me an offer and I’ll consider it!