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  1. Frag Maniac

    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    I know Nvidia just announced a call to arms to retailers to help combat unstable availability and pricing by limiting purchase quantities, but it seems to me that is not going to get it done. The only way out of this I see is the manufacture of an affordable tier of workstation cards, combined...
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    Shadow of War Clueless Gamer with Kumail Nanjiani

    This cracked me up. Every time I encounter the Orc he voices I just have to laugh. Not sure if he's lying about the devs insisting his voice would be manipulated to sound more like an Orc, but he seems sincere about it. Maybe they only put using his voice in writing in his contract for legal...
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    Does Spatial Sound interfere with DTS Connect?

    Since many are reporting that the Spatial Sound MS included in the Creators Update is reverting their Realtek onboard sound output to 2.1 (including via S/PDIF), I have to ask those of you with Realtek MBs that have DTS Connect, if it destroys center and surround channels when using the DTS...
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    W10 Task Host error on restart

    I just formatted W10, and Windows Update says there are no updates. Everything's gone well except for this reoccurring Task Host Window error that locks my start button and keeps me from accessing any files or folders. The only workaround has been to sign out, then sign back in. Upon signing out...
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    Check out this review on the ASUS Prime Z370-A

    This is the MB I've kinda narrowed down my search to as far as the one I want to use with the 8700k when I get it. The reason I've focused on this model is I trust ASUS MBs and have had good experience with them over the years, and this is their lowest end Z370 variant that has the new ALC1220...
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    YouTube Red 3 month free trial a scam?

    Just signed up for this today and don't really see more content on YouTube or much in the way of "free" music to try. Examples On Spotify's free service I can play literally all of Tom Petty's Anthology album, which is a full 2 hrs long. On Google Play, included with YouTube Red, I couldn't...
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    Recommendations on a good Voip service?

    I'm fed up with the way CenturyLink's DLS and phone prices are getting. So I'm switching to 100Mb Cable internet, and Voip phone service. For Voip I'd prefer something under $10 a month with no contract. The only thing I've narrowed it down to so far is 1-Voip, which is $8.97 a month, and month...
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    Looks like Intel's 8700k 6 core Coffee Lake might be quite a beast.

    Early rumors say it's turbo speeds are 4GHz on all 6 cores and 4.3GHz single core. http://wccftech.com/intel-coffee-lake-core-i7-8700k-6-core-cpu-specifications-details-leak/ Some are expecting it to cost no more than $350 too to compete with Ryzen 6 core sales. Word is they're launching...
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    Anyone have a favorite air mouse they use?

    I've been mulling over getting one, especially since I may be subscribing to a streaming TV service soon, but it would also be a handy one size fits all remote for most of my HTPC needs. I'm considering either of these. They both have pretty much identical layout, but I think one has back...
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    (FC4) A icon on Shanath but Amita not there

    It's been a while since I played this and I know this question comes up a lot. I'm well aware there's certain mission progression required to get the A Key To The North mission to be available, but I've done Shoot The Messenger and the 3 Willis missions and Don't Look Down. As the title says...
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    Any up to date Ryzen benches yet?

    Are we at the point yet where anyone is putting out benches that aren't skewed by AM4 BIOS, W10 conflicts, or AMD drivers holding back it's performance? Closest to it I've seen is reports of W10 updates and AMD drivers allowing much better performance for Ryzen, yet the best I've seen is...
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    Just noticed one of my 7970 Dual-X fans isn't working.

    This GPU is a little over 4 yrs old now, but I may need to hold on to it some time longer, as I'm waiting to look at Vega and the 1080 Ti. I was really shocked when I saw one fan not spinning, because I can run Furmark burn-in at under 75c for 5 min, and the Bench test under 80c for 15 min...
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    More W10 LULZ.

    OK, just when I thought I'd gotten over the ridiculous snoopware and restrictions of W10, I had another WTF moment last night. So I'd already turned off all the telemetry features and enabled SpyBot Anti-Beacon to immunize everything, but the core things I used were still functional. Updates...
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    Anyone capture games with Radeon ReLive?

    I just installed the latest 16.12.2 AMD driver and started using Readeon ReLive. While it's miles better than Raptr, I'm finding a few quirks, so I'd like to compare notes with any of you whom have tried it. 1. I can never tell if my attempt to save an Instant Replay is successful. The hotkey...
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    Anyone else get a fake DMCA message from CenturyLink?

    Last night Tom's Hardware forums and the HiJackThis log analyzer site were redirecting me to what appeared to be a legit CenturyLink DMCA warning message, stating they'd received more than one complaint about copyright violations. A little while later there was suddenly no site I could access...
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    May have found what was causing Doom to freeze.

    First let me say I'd have posted this in the official Doom thread, but there appears to be no such thread. Granted I was one of the ones skeptical about the game when the first trailers came out, worrying it would too brightly lit and arcade, so I take part of the blame there. If anything...
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    Best DSL modem under $100 (preferably under $50)

    I'm having modem trouble lately. I had an old ActionTech GT-701 that worked for over 15 years, but I can't get it to even lock on to the DSL signal, let alone internet staying on. I even tried with an identical model that was brand new a Qwest guy sent me for free years ago, but it won't work...
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    Problems installing 6TB HDD on W7 as storage drive.

    I know you have to go through special steps to install large capacity drives when installing an OS on them, or they'll show up as segmented into smaller partitions, but in Disc Management this drive is showing as a 5589MB capacity drive with 2TB and 4TB segments, and I can only partition the 2TB...
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    Newegg/FedEx hardware delivery woes.

    This is just a thread to convey and ask advice about hardware delivery woes from Newegg/FedEx. I recently got a sweet deal on a WD Black 6TB drive for $230. It had a 6 day promo code for $25 off, but when I complained to Newegg that it was already out of stock first day of the promo, they gave...
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    Driver and/or display problem (AMD)

    For some reason I cannot get AMD's latest Crimson drivers to show a scaling option anymore. It happened with 16.9.1 hotfix, and even 16.7.3 WHQL now does the same thing. I run my 32" Panasonic TV in 1600x900 desktop, because the native 1080p text is too small, and when I use W7 font resizer...
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    RotTR still seeing prompts with Show button hints Off

    Just started playing Rise of the Tomb Raider, and to my surprise the most annoying thing is not the performance, seems to run fine at pretty decent settings. It's that even with Show button hints set to Off, I don't see any change. I thought this was supposed to remove the redundant and constant...
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    Anyone else playing the Dying Light The Following DLC?

    They really ramped up the challenge on this one. Infected hopping on your buggy, volatile hives that can be hard to find, let alone clear before night ends, toads spewing at you, and exploders and hazmat zombies causing more infected to come. I've unlocked the safe zones in the north end of the...
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    Need help with MGSV Bionic Arm upgrade.

    I haven't had any problems upgrading the Bionic Arm, or anything else for that matter, until I got to the Medical upgrade. Here's the problem, the only prerequisite left is the Medical Arm grade 1, but there is no such thing showing in the Grade 1 slot. The upgrade in the Grade 2 slot says...
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    Marshawn Lynch playing CoD BO3

    Well, it was strange for me to find they'd signed Lynch to play the villain in the new CoD title, but this is footage of him actually playing the game online with a couple of teammates.
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    Anyone know of any US retailers that will demo the Steam Machine?

    I'm speaking of course mainly being able to sample the Steam Controller. I reached a sort of dead end yesterday trying to track down GameStop stores in my area that might be doing demos, after reading Valve were putting Steam Machine mini stores in some of their locations. Most stores won't...
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