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  1. dirtyferret

    Crucial P1 500GB via NVMe to PCIe adapter

    This is for fun, not a tech debate. Recently I upgraded my Crucial P1 500GB to a WD 1TB NVMe with the P1 soon to be headed to my laptop (replacing a crucial MX100 256gb). For $h1ts and giggles I decided to test out P1 on a dual SATA & NVMe adapter. Sitting in the mobo M.2 slot the P1 does...
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    Microsoft posts info on the Xbox Series X APU via Tom's

    First thing I noticed was the L3 cache was at 8MB as opposed to the Ryzen 3700x at 32MB (as I kept saying it would) https://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-xbox-series-x-architecture-deep-dive
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    Kit Guru answers the question of positive vs negative case airflow for better temps

    First let me start of by saying this review changes everything! And by everything I mean nothing but the chart is basically self explanatory. https://www.kitguru.net/components/cases/james-dawson/positive-negative-airflow-testing-with-be-quiet-pure-base-500dx/
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    Superman goes for the AMD-Nvidia build to play the Witcher 3

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    What Tom's suggests to handle Cyberpunk 2077.

    according to Tom's Hardware' self analysis System Requirement's for the game. You will need to invest $1,800+ in PC hardware for Tom's recommended hardware.
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    Fallout the TV show is coming

    from Amazon Studios, the same guys who have been working on the lord of the rings series since 1987 (or so it feels like it) but have yet to finish one episode https://www.pcgamer.com/a-fallout-tv-show-is-coming-from-amazon-studios-and-the-creators-of-westworld/
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    It was a good run for your gaming PC "Xbox Series X Destroys Your Gaming PC".

    the xbox just "destroys" your gaming PC for those of you that need to find your local tech recycle center for your outdated rig (or just mail me your PC hardware) https://www.recyclingcenternear.me/electronics-recycling/
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    Huzzah! Gamers Nexus has fixed CPU cooler reviews and made all other web site reviews incorrect!

    Link to article below as well as the half hour video. It's an impressive feat the amount of times Steve pats himself on the back in video for creating a test procedure that "makes" all other test procedures obsolete and or incorrect...
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    It's 90's PC rpg all over again!

    You can also expect a flurry of D&D games for the next while. On top of this year's BG3 and a Dark Alliance remake, Hasbro expects to release a game in the role-playing franchise every year until 2025 https://www.engadget.com/2020-02-23-baldurs-gate-3-steam-early-access-2020.html
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    Went to microcenter to start my new monster rig

    Picked up the following Ryzen 2600x - $80 new Gigabyte B450m ds3h - $50 open box MSI R7 240 $35 - open box I'll grab a cheap stick of 8gb RAM and 240gb SSD I already have a spare WD 1TB HDD, Corsair P400r case and cx430 PSU I'm thinking it will handle 8k video editing and 4k AAA gaming with ease
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    How many of you Radeon 5700 owners have ditched your cards over the drivers?

    Is this issue epidemic, overblown, or somewhere in-between? https://www.techspot.com/news/84005-gamers-ditching-radeon-graphics-cards-over-driver-issues.html
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    The console wars are over!...according to Microsoft

    Interesting article in Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2020/02/09/there-is-no-console-war-because-xbox-moved-on-and-left-playstation-behind/#78b9d36674c2
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    [US] This weekend the Ryzen 2600x is $79 at microcenter

    Ryzen 2600x, $79 at microcenter this weekend
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey Gold Edition (includes base game and season pass) on sale

    among its other editions, the gold edition is on sale for $30.80 on green man gaming. Cheapest it's ever been $29.75, three days before xmas so it's basically the xmas sale price if you missed it. You also get the following; Assassin's Creed III REMASTERED and Assassin's Creed Liberation...
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    New MMO - Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

    OK it's actually a TV show but it looks funny, someone has to develop the game P.S. Sucks its on Apple TV
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    PCgamer retested RDR2 after the first wave of patches

    Looks like they fixed the CPU stuttering issue https://www.pcgamer.com/red-dead-redemption-2-settings-guide-system-requirements-performance-tweaks-benchmarks-and-more/ Let me also talk briefly about the PC port of RDR2, which shows clear signs of having been designed for console hardware...
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    What PC specs were you rockin back in 2009?

    As the decade comes to an end what was your PC back in 2009 or as close as you can recall? This was my new Windows 7 build (actually the keyboard I carried over from my Athlon X 2 build) Antec Three Hundred Case Antec TruePower New 550w Power Supply Phenom II 955 CPU GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3...
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    Best Single Player PC game of the decade poll!

    And you thought all those previous best of PC game polls I ran had no point (you were only half right!) Vote for as many games as you like and post all the ones that should have been on the list! So a few notes on the list 1- Your favorite game won't be on the list. Too many games out there...
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    Do you really need to play on ultra settings in games?

    Interesting video regardless of which settings you play games at
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    Is your PC future-proofed?!

    If not, the UK based gaming web site "game-debate.com" listed a future proof plan (assuming 1080p 60FPS gaming) with your PC specs for 2020, 2021, and 2022 along with an "average community member" PC. Unfortunately I'm not a member so I only have access to the 2020 future proof build. They...
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    Google Stadia early reviews...

    Reviews are preliminary but they all basically say the same things, console graphics with stutter here and there. https://www.pcgamer.com/google-stadia-verdict-so-far-not-ready-for-prime-time/ https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/google-stadia https://www.wired.com/review/google-stadia/...
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    Good News and Bad News for the Witcher TV Series

    I don't know if any you guys know this but there is a game out there called "The Witcher", ok actually it's a series with several RPG & card games and books/short stories. Netflix decided to make a series with little press so far but there is some good news for the TV series... The good Looks...
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    This is the end (of Fry's) My only friend, the end

    Having lived on the East Coast I have only been to Fry's just a few times. Kind of sad to see it go even though plenty of people saw it as basically a best buy. Look's like they are starting clearance sales. At least Fry's will always have that cameo in Mr. Robot...
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    How unrestrictive is a mesh front panel? Let's find out...

    So needing a new case for the wife's PC I went with the Phanteks P400A black (she's going from a larger Corsair Obsidian 400R) which allowed me to swap out the front panel on my P400S and do some temp testing. I posted my results from the Phanteks P400S test already. So using the exact same...
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    Google Pixel 3 vs 3a

    My original pixel XL is starting to go on me. My GPS gets flaky when driving, my keyboard appears and disappears when texting, web pages get flaky when I'm reading them. I like the Pixel XL and does the job for me but it seems I need a replacement. Right now I'm looking at the Pixel 3 or 3a...