Recent content by Mr Evil

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    Flexible fan holders: gooseneck, or like soldering third hands

    I've used photography bits and pieces for that sort of thing before. You can get articulated arms with ¼" thread on each end, and clamps that have ¼" threaded holes on them. Cheap ones tend to be poor quality, but good enough for holding light things like fans.
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    Monitor "Overdrive" response time damage or reduced lifespan ?

    This may be technically true, but other parts of the monitor will wear out long before the transistors in the panel do, so effectively it's going to have no effect on monitor lifespan. There are so many factors that affect how long a monitor lasts that there's no way you can say that a faster...
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    My monitor's power supply creates spikes on the outlet, will it burn my house?

    Can you see how long the spikes are? I would guess that it's just measuring noise (which power supplies can produce a lot of).
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    10gbe m.2 adapter gets hot.

    For comparison, the Asus XG-C100C uses the same AQC107 chip, but has a heatsink that looks to me at least 4x bigger.
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    Your most played games?

    None of the games I play have usage tracked, but the list will surely look something like this: Unreal Tournament (1, 2003/4, 3) Diablo 2 X4 Skyrim There are lots of other games that I probably have >100 hours in, either because they simply take that long to finish, or because I've played them...
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    Why manufacturer remove ATW Polarizer if it solves one of the biggest IPS problem?

    Depending on how big the monitor is, and how far away you sit from it, you might find that the edges are affected slightly by IPS glow. I've not used a monitor with an ATW polarizer so I can't say how much difference they make to this, but there is definitely room for improvement.
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    Weirdest Game you Ever played?

    Zeno Clash: I don't know who you are, or what's going on, but I'm going to punch you in the face. At least I think that's your face. The Path: I dont even
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    MN21 12V rechargeable battery

    After a bit of searching, it looks like there simply isn't any such standard. The ones you've seen were probably custom made for whatever reason. What do you need it for? According to Wikipedia, it's really close in size to a 10280 lithium-ion battery. If you have enough room and can do some...
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    Power delivery difference between PCI-E 1X, 4X, and 16x

    I happen to have a copy of the PCI Express Card Electromechanical Specification, which says: So it can be 75W for any slot, but 1x slots might be only 25W. Cards are supposed to query the slot for how much power they are allowed to draw.
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    Trepang 2 Inspired by F.E.A.R

    I played this through just after it was released, and I thought it was really good; the best FPS I've played in a long time. I can see why it's compared with F.E.A.R. but it's not really the same sort of game. F.E.A.R. was a horror game first, and an FPS second, emphasizing the atmosphere and...
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    Are you using ECC with 64 GB+?

    NamelessPFG's post made me check my logs, and there has now been 1 corrected error on my PC, which happened in April this year, not long after my previous post where I said this machine had never had an error. With just a single error over the 3 years since I built it, it's unlikely to be...
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    Games with great stories.

    It's hard to distinguish between games that have a great story from ones that have great storytelling. There are plenty of games that have a plain old Hero's Journey story, and yet feel great because the characters are so well developed that you can empathize with them, and the world is so...
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    5950x and Memory Overclock Fail

    In case it helps, my experience with RAM overlocking with a 5950X and an Asus CH8DH is that it will fail memory training if I set both the timings and the clock speed at the same time. I have to set the timings, reboot, then set the clock speed.
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    Are you using ECC with 64 GB+?

    Ever have any unexplained crashes? Ever verify the integrity of a game on Steam and have it fix a problem? Or run sfc /scannow and have it find a problem? How would you even know if any other files became corrupt? For instance if you have a collection of photos, do you open them all to check?
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    Email - do you use software or web based in a browser client? How many emails do you have as well ?

    Old thread, but since it has been resurrected... I use Thunderbird because I like having local copies of all my emails rather than leaving their preservation in the hands of a 3rd party. I've been using local email clients for a long time, with the oldest email I still have archived dated...