Recent content by 3dprophet

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    Why don't PC cases have 5.25" external drive bays anymore?

    If there was a demand they would find a way to make them fit. Even mini towers with a 5.25 support a front 240 mm rad. A single bay doesn't limit cooling, once you start sticking multiple ones in then yes
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    Post your "rate my cables" here

    Recently re-cased to the Define Mini C. No zip ties. How could I make this neater?
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    is I3-3750K to i7-7700K a useful upgrade ?

    Everything depends on the price and how much you can get it for. In my experience the i7 K CPUs are still expensive many years later, and it's not worth it. A i3 10100 has similar performance to a i7 7700k. New mobo + 10100 might be cheaper. If you can spend a little more 10400 or 12100
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    [Steam] ARK Survival Evolved free

    Is this an online game?
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    The 6500xt and 6400: Meet your next gpu, PC gaming peasants.

    Prices came down a lot. They are pretty much down to msrp Unless you want next gen cards I no longer see a reason to delay upgrading
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    How often do you replace power supply?

    On my 13 year old Corsair VX550 the plastic on the SATA connectors has become brittle and started snapping.
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    3080ti - Unbearable coil whine through speakers

    Really interesting problem. Never heard of coil whine being transmitted through speakers. Do you have a surge protector or UPS? Sometimes they cause ground contamination. I would try without it.
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    Do you use m.2 heatsinks supplied with motherboards?

    A big factor is the proximity to the GPU. Under a GPU load the drive temp will go up a lot. This is the main reason I use the heatsink.
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    Another AssRock Board Bites the Dust?

    I got more information. It was off but plugged in during the storm. Didn't turn on afterwards.
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    Another AssRock Board Bites the Dust?

    I tried to perform AssRock to mouth resuscitation and flashed the bios chip. It looks like it wasn't the problem though. I used the green PCB flasher. It doesn't have the 5V flaw the black PCB version has. Since the motherboard power cycles I suspect the power circuitry got damaged on the...
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    Are standard gamut (~99% sRGB) monitors still worth it in 2022?

    Is it still worth buying standard gamut (~99% sRGB) monitors in 2022? Or will I look like a cuck in a few years when wider gamut becomes the new standard and I'm still using an sRGB only monitor?
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    Recommendation for mATX chassis

    I find the mATX factor doesn't have a lot of new cases. All the new cases have glass. Define mini C and Silencio S400 are the only ones I am aware of. There is the old Coolermaster n200, but it will only take a front rad. The Silencio S400 has a horrible PSU filter design. You actually need...
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    Ancient GPU needs replaced. Suggestions?

    I like new over used. I don't like cleaning someone's DNA out of the card, undoing mining BIOS modifications and trying to source non-counterfeit replacement fans. If you're redoing the whole rig, buying a pre-built is a better deal right now.
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    GPU's and CPU's may become nearly impossible to source soon

    They have been threatening Taiwan for decades. An invasion hasn't happened yet and won't happen because it would be too costly. They will continue political and economic pressure to try to get a more pro-China government in Taiwan.