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    Gaming in your 40s

    Turning 41 this year. Started PC gaming in 97. As of a few years ago I still played some of my older classic favorites but my gaming interest has tapered sharply the last year or so. I'm starting to wonder why I just dont start using low powered netbooks anymore because all I do now is low power...
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    Itching to upgrade, but I know its a bad time and been awhile.

    Thanks for the responses. cybereality, I just looked at the 5600x and it definitely looks like a no-brainer upgrade. Thanks. Agreed with looking at the QVL memory list. Corsair vengence is my default go-to, and looking at that list once a board is decided on will definitely occur. I've been...
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    Itching to upgrade, but I know its a bad time and been awhile.

    I'm still rocking on my aging Intel 4790K (first Intel build since my last socket 7 intel build), but looking to go back to AMD this round (I dont have a brand loyalty). I've been looking around and seen lots of stuff that honestly seems pointless. When did boards get so bloated? The days of...
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    Memory Lane: List some of your old favorites

    My favorites and I still play most of them. In alphabetical order: Airport Tycoon Command & Conquer Descent Freespace 1 & 2 Diablo II LoD Draken Order of the Flame Duke Nukem 3D Dungeon Keeper 2 Homeworld Janes F15 Return to Castle Wolfenstein Shadow Warrior Starcraft Brood War Total Annihilation
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    games that were on your school computers

    Number Munchers on the Apple ][ I believe. Later on it was "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego", "SkiFree"... But we weren't allowed to play them, or even power them on ourselves. We were only allowed to retype the spreadsheets, reproduce sample documents that were in the books and that was...
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    Desktop icons do you use them gaming shortcuts?

    I just use the start menu. ClassicShell Hybrid menu FTW. The games I play a lot show up in the menu first. Otherwise ALL non-steam game shortcuts get moved to Start -> Games -> ______ and I go from there. Of the currently 2 games I play on Steam, I just start from Steam in the tray.
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    WTB - RX460 passive cooler

    Looking for a compatible passive cooler for my MSI RX 460 so I can install it in a rackmount case. I don't have a heatwave, but I do have clean ebay/paypal accounts for over the last 12 years.
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    [Video card Mod] Replacing pci-e power connector

    Its going to be some time before I get to the swap. Not much for pictures, just my workstation build placed into a rackmount case to clear up room on my desk. I'm pretty sure I wont be able to make use of my swiftech water cooling loop, but we'll see. My power monitoring system takes a higher...
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    [Video card Mod] Replacing pci-e power connector

    Awesome. Thanks for the link pendragon. I must have been looking in the wrong category.
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    [Video card Mod] Replacing pci-e power connector

    I've been wanting to put my computer build into a 3U rackmount case and everything will fit with the exception to my video card (RX 460). My pci-e power connector is on top edge of the card and this will prevent the build from fitting inside the case. It would fit in a 4U, but I have a 3U...
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    4K TV & RX460 HDMI dropouts

    Yup, GE cable says it was certified. I was getting the dropouts running 4:2:0 on that same cable as well. Current video card is set as first display card in bios. That's the first thing I do when I install a video card. Verify that setting, and set if needed...
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    4K TV & RX460 HDMI dropouts

    Update... Woke up this morning, and turning the 'monitor' on, it once again has no input. 3 Cables, 2 drivers, 1 OS image later its not worth the effort. I shouldnt have to reboot my computer to get my monitor turned on. I'm retunring it and saying the hell with 4K and just pay the premium for...
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    4K TV & RX460 HDMI dropouts

    Thanks for the replies. I think its less to do with the cables, and more between the devices... The first cable was an old DISH cable that was 9 feet. The 2nd one was a PS4 cable that was 6 feet (as of the original post). I'm now using another one that's 4 feet (as of typing this reply), and...
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    4K TV & RX460 HDMI dropouts

    I have an old 23" i-INC 1080 monitor over DVI that ran fine for years on many machines but its backlight is flickering and needs to be replaced. Time to upgrade... So, lets go 4K... I have an MSI RX460 4GB card, and a new LG 43" UJ6300 4K tv I'm trying to use as a primary monitor over HDMI...
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    EA loses 3 billion in stock due to BF2 loot box fiasco

    Good... Keep the hurt train a rollin' and hopefully publishers will take note that gamers are sick of this nonsense. The only voice gamers have is their money, stop the cashflow hard enough and long enough they'll get the message, or a gubmint bailout...