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  1. s3thra

    Horizon Zero Dawn PC release August 7 and new details revealed

    Horizon Zero Dawn has been announced for an August 7th release on PC on both Epic and Steam with a new video. Interesting to note is that where FOV was reported to be locked, it is apparent that this will be adjustable. Also coming are the following features: Ultra-wide support Uncapped...
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    PAX Australia 2019 happy snaps

    I attended PAX Australia in Melbourne last weekend and I thought I'd share my photos from my time there. It's just a mixed bag of all the random things I saw, so if you're interested, take a look. Friday - part 1 Friday - part 2 Friday - part 3 Saturday Sunday
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    [AU] PAX Australia Cougar booth sales

    For anyone in Melbourne who was thinking of attending PAX this weekend, there are some pretty great deals going on over at the Cougar stand. I picked up a 512GB SX8200 Pro SSD for $25 cheaper than I could find online, and a Phontum S headset for $10 less as well. Price list:
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    MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT MECH

    Found a little preview on the Radeon Twitter page:
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    Restoration - Dell Dimension 5150, BTX LGA 775 Pentium D, cleanup and respray

    Specs Model: Dell Dimension 5150 CPU: Intel Pentium D 820 @ 2.8GHz RAM: 512MB (2x256MB) PC2-4200 DDR2 @ 533MHz Video Card: ATI Radeon X300SE w/ 64MB DDR VRAM Motherboard: Dell Connolly E187242 F2. BTX, LGA 775 w/ 945G chipset Background I’ve always been fascinated with PC case mods, resprays...
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    Ryzen 3700X and 3900X benchmark review leaked

    I found an article on Guru3D here about German website pcgameshardware accidentally leaking their benchmark review of the new Ryzen 3700X and 3900X. Apparently before they took it down someone took a screen capture of the page and posted it here: imgur post
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    Ubuntu is dropping 32-bit support, so Valve is dropping official support for Ubuntu

    Original Ubuntu mailing list post: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2019-June/000245.html Reports of Valve dropping support for future versions of Ubuntu: https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/06/steam-announces-that-its-dropping-support-for-ubuntu...
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    Throwback Build - Northwood Pentium 4 + Voodoo 5 5500

    Specs CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.53 Northwood Socket 478 Mobo: Gigabyte (Fujitsu Siemens) GA-8STXC Socket 478 w/ SiS 645DX chipset RAM: 256MB DDR SDRAM Video card: Voodoo 5 5500 AGP HDD: 80GB Western Digital Caviar SE CD-ROM: LTN-403 Background About 6 months ago, my friend gave me his Voodoo 5...
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    Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Sydney 2019

    I went to the Microsoft Ignite tour way back in February of this year at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. I wasn't a part of the TPU community back then, and I didn't post the pictures I took of the event anywhere else, so I though I'd post them here now for anyone who is...
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    Throwback Build – Swapping out my X800 Pro for a X1950 Pro

    What originally started off as an “Ultimate” Windows 98 SE build – I.E. all hardware that has driver compatible with Windows 98 SE, has now become a simple nostalgia build from one of my favourite eras of DIY PC building – circa 2003-06. The Windows 98 SE design goal was fun to build around...
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    Upcoming retro shooters - WRATH: Aeon of Ruin, and John Romero's SIGIL Doom Megawad

    Anyone else keen for WRATH: Aeon of Ruin coming out later in the year? It's made by 3D Realms using the original Quake engine, my nostalgia is going in to overdrive watching the trailer. http://www.wrath.game/ And John Romero's going back to making Doom WADs with si6il - it goes free in a...
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    Benchmarking an RX 570 on recent Ubuntu releases

    Intoduction Hi all, I thought I would show some Linux love on the TechPowerUp forums by performing some gaming benchmarks and posting the results here. With Valve pushing development of Steam on Linux through the Proton compatibility layer and AMD Radeon drivers getting better and better, now...
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    Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" released

    The latest version of Ubuntu, 19.04 "Disco Dingo", has just been released. It includes the Linux 5.0 kernel. Ubuntu release announcement: https://blog.ubuntu.com/2019/04/18/open-infrastructure-developer-desktop-and-iot-are-the-focus-for-ubuntu-19-04 I'll be updating my main system with...
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    Junkyard Build - Cleaning up a Compaq Presario CQ3250AN w/ Athlon II X3 440 + Radeon HD 4350

    Specs CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 440 RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 1333MHz Mobo: Asus M2N68-LA GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4350 HDD: 500GB Western Digital Blue PSU: Bestec ATX0300H5W 300W Background I've always liked the AM2/2+/3 platform - my daily driver used to be a Phenom 9950 Black Edition, which I eventually...
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    Junkyard Build - AMD K6-2 + 3dfx Voodoo2

    Specs CPU: AMD K6-2 550MHz Mobo: Compaq PWA-PWA-Camaro Socket 7 w/ VIA Apollo MVP4 chipset RAM: 128MB x 2 SDRAM 2D video card: S3 Trio ViRGE ExpertColor DSV3325DX M70 (PCI) 3D video card: Voodoo2 (PCI) HDD: 80GB Western Digital Caviar SE PSU: Corsair VS450 CD-ROM: LTN-403 Background A while...