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    ID-COOLING Releases SE-225-XT BLACK CPU Air Cooler

    Possibly stupid question - if you paint your CPU heatsink black doesn't it attract heat to the heatsink and therefore increase your CPU temps? Maybe the difference is negligible and it's nothing to worry about - but 'every little helps'?
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    QNAP Launches 24-bay U.2 NVMe NAS Featuring 2nd Gen AMD EPYC

    This would make a nice Steam game drive :D
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    Synology Unveils 6-Bay AMD Ryzen DS1621+ NAS

    For general windows folder sharing over the network "SMB Multichannel" is an option. Need multiple interfaces on any clients of course. And 10G is simpler & faster obviously. But it's possible for 1 device to get more than 1Gbit throughput with a single transfer using multiple 1 gbit links with...
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    Synology Adds 3.84 TB SAT5200 to SSD Lineup

    "over 58,000 4K random write IOPS1" That's some next level stuff there Synology - a 250GB 840 EVO had that seven years ago. Ok, ok, not sustained, but you get the point. PLP = Potato Loss Protection? EDIT: It seems I was too quick to jump on the Synology hate bandwagon - after googling a bit...
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    EVGA Introduces SuperNOVA 1600 and 1300 G+ Power Supplies

    a C19 connector?! Clearly just for show, but ok, whatever. 80+ Gold seems a bit behind the curve for a new high wattage PSU though.
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    OWC Releases Rover Pro Wheels Kit for Apple Mac Pro: $199 Against Apple's $699

    Who's buying this shit? What a joke. It seems everything to do with Apple has added 'idiot' tax.
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    Intel Readies Atom "Grand Ridge" 24-core Processor, Features PCIe 4.0 and DDR5

    I have a couple of J1900 systems - they still chug along just fine. I gave one to my friend and that is now a little freenas box that runs 24/7. You just have to set your expectations...low. What do we think the TDP of this will be... 35w? Could be nice for a little home lab.
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    QNAP Launches High-Speed TS-431X3 Quad-core NAS with 10GbE SFP+ and 2.5GbE

    Hey Synology, look at this! QNAP puts 2.5 AND 10G on it's ARM SMB NASes - you don't go above 1G, even for your mid level Intel SMB Desktop NASes (DS920+ I'm looking at you).
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    CrossTalk is Another Intel-exclusive Security Vulnerability

    @Melvis - Thanks, loudest LOL I've had today :D
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    King of Consumer Solid State Storage: Amazon Lists 8 TB Samsung 870 QVO-Series SATA III SSD

    SATA and QLC? No thanks. To the person that said M.2 drives need a heatsiink - mostly not and mostly only thermal when you're running benchmarks or if you have a very hot case, in whiich case you probably should sort that out to benefit all your other system components. I think QLC and SMR...
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    UK Prepares $1.6 Billion for the Most Powerful Weather Forecasting Supercomputer

    (I'm a brit) - TBH they could run it off a Pi1 - it just needs to display the word "SHIT". There - I saved you 1.2 billion quid. Maybe that will offset the cost of leaving the EU. Ha! who am I kidding.
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    ViewSonic Announces the XG550 OLED Gaming Monitor: 55", 4K, OLED, 120 Hz, 0.5 ms, 99% DCI

    I wonder how long it takes for a bright HUD of a game to be permenantly burned in?
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    Corsair Intros ST50 Headset Stand

    Genius :rolleyes: Also my favourite RGB colour lol.
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    Intel Gemini Lake Refresh Coming This November

    I really don't get those base clock thing anymore - how much time is it actually going to spend at that clock speed? It either downclocks lower that when not busy (~800Mhz?) or finds some middle ground between that and the turbo clock depending on the load. Or am I missing something? I would...