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    KODI Hardware with LibreELEC?

    I have had the same J1900 Atom (different board though) running as a KODI HTPC. Worked fine. Up until HEVC got popular. As alexrose1uk said, the problem is, that there is no hardware decoder that can handle modern codecs (like HEVC/x265). In that case, Kodi will fall back to software decoding...
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    Looking into doing a custom build for Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit

    But why are you stuck on using Win7?
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    KODI Hardware with LibreELEC?

    I have OpenELEC running on an Odroid N2. At the time this was the only affordable solution that could play 4k HDR files and put Atoms audiostreams through to my multichannel receiver. I guess I have had that thing running for almost trwo years now and I am very happy with it. I have been a user...
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    Beginner Questions (Apols in advance)

    About the CPU, maybe you are expriencing thermel throttleing. The boxed cooler in combination with 6 year old, dried out thermal paste...? Maybe take off the cooler, clean the surfaces of cooler an cpu with alcohol and apply freh thermal paste just to be sure...
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    Beginner Questions (Apols in advance)

    First of all, get a SSD! It will feel like a new machine, trust me! Make a fresh OS install on it and get the latest drivers. For the Games you mentioned you really shouldn't need an upgrade. Right now (during the "Second Big GPU-Crysis") there is basically no affordable GPU that would be worth...
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    We're Changing How we Handle Pricing in Graphics Card Reviews

    Maybe a valid option would be to update the "Value" part of reviews after the product has been launched. Because reviews often get released before product launch. Before the product launches you could fill the Value part of the review with a determination of what would be a reasonable price...
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    AMD Radeon Navi 21 XTXH Variant Spotted, Another Flagship Graphics Card Incoming?

    Yeah, I reckon its a mobile variant too.
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    PC build help

    Yes, AMD Ryzen 3000 and 5000 already supports PCIe v4 on b550 and x570 mainboards. Intel will support v4 only on new Gen 11xxx CPUs starting 2021. What CPU would you use ob that b550 mobo?
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    Video editing And cheap price Graphic card need your advice please

    I would prefer a new GT1030, GTX1050, GTX 16xx, RX550, RX560, RX570 or RX5500 instead of a used cards that is 5 generations old. Just for the newer video engine/codec compatibility.
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    Upgrading my gpu & checking if everything is compatible

    Your 600W Corsair PSU will handle a RX 5500 without any problems. PCIe v3 will not bottleneck in your case, thats more of a concern for high end handware, your setup is fine for that.
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    PC build help

    Why do you spend money on a PCIe v4 SSD on a platform that can do only PCIe v3? A Samsung 970 would do the same speed for half the price on that cpu-mobo-combination. Anyways for video editing 500GB is kind of small. If gaming is not the priority on this system, why choose a ridiculously huge...
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    File systems of USB sticks

    I only use syncing on Linux. There 'rsync' is the program that does the job. Just google ist, it is very well and extensively documented. I dont know if there is an equivalent for that in windows but I am pretty sure that Powershell must have something similar as it is a pretty basic...
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    File systems of USB sticks

    Cloning literally means to copy everything. What you mean would be called syncing (for example with rsync) this technique allows to only write changed data to a disk.
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    File systems of USB sticks

    Why clone? This ist normaly only needed for devices with bootable flags or filesystems that you cant normally use under the host os. If there are just a bunch of files on that stick, why not just do a ragular copy of those? Generally i would recommend using exFAT for usb sticks, its usable...