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    China Forecast to Represent 22% of the Foundry Market in 2020, says IC Insights

    You don't need rapidly growing middle class for silicons, they are dirt cheap in China anyway. Go China :rockout:
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    NVIDIA Formally Announces GeForce RTX 2080 Ti "Cyberpunk 2077 Edition"

    Great math capabilities of Americans ;=) 200-77=133 and nobody picked up so far
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    Martiantec Martian 104 Prototype Keyboard is Bold Both in Form and Function

    Finally I can get my peace of mind - no dust under the keys!! Why @ the mouse tho.
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    Microsoft Confirms E3 2020 Presence, Xbox Series X Details; Sony Makes a Pass on the Expo

    I thought Sony did the same with PS4 and only announced the controller, and M$ made jokes on Sony but then the Xbox one turned out to be the joke?
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    Alienware Shows Off Concept UFO - a Portable, Tablet-like Mini PC

    Well, not for me I guess, i was never a fan of Alienware designs. Bulky and weird curves. the sloped screen frame itself makes a person with light OCD like me wants to break this thing in half.
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    Overloaded PCIE 16x slot, saw smoke.

    Haven't had issues and everything looks normal
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    Alienware Shows Off Concept UFO - a Portable, Tablet-like Mini PC

    Alienware redefines ugly. Simply straighten the frame will make the design tolerable.
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    Overloaded PCIE 16x slot, saw smoke.

    Noted, this time it simply didn't boot at all with the antec cabel connected..should be safe on this mistake.
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    Overloaded PCIE 16x slot, saw smoke.

    Photos see below: I can't get a good photo of the slot as the motherboard is covered by a plate..the smoke came out closer to the bottom part of the slot/or card.
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    Overloaded PCIE 16x slot, saw smoke.

    I really appreaciated your time going through my issue. Thank you Bill_Bright! And all others of course :) I had the Antec PSU for 12 years, and it was hot here in Western Australia the day it blew up (42 °C ). I was trying to simplify my situation, what really happened was I used one module...
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    Overloaded PCIE 16x slot, saw smoke.

    Its an old Z77 board and gen 3, 4 cores CPU. I don't feel like getting another old board. will see how much longer I can get out of it.
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    Overloaded PCIE 16x slot, saw smoke.

    No PCIE connector was not connected to the PSU, I had visual of smoke coming out of PCIE slot not PSU.
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    Overloaded PCIE 16x slot, saw smoke.

    Thanks, I hear you, if I need to replace the board I would rather have the CPU and RAM replaced too which is a big spending for something I don't use that much anymore. So long the harddisk is not in risk I'm ok with the rest of system gone. (I thought they were gone with the Antec PSU...
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    Overloaded PCIE 16x slot, saw smoke.

    You would think the motherboard packs some sort of protection over overdrawing power! OK thanks guys, what if I leave the slot empty, put the graphics card in slot two? is there any risk?
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    Overloaded PCIE 16x slot, saw smoke.

    So my old PSU 1000watt Antec died last week and I replaced it with a Corsair CXM 750W. Motherboard is Asus Sabertooth Z77. the Corsair CXM 750W was a modular PSU and I didn't push it all the way in on the PSU end for the PCIE 8pin connector. When I powered the PC on I saw smoke came out from...
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