Recent content by sk3tch

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    Oculus Quest 2

    You can login with whatever Facebook credentials you have. It also supports multiple accounts (i.e. family). Honestly, once you do that (and you disable Messenger) - it doesn't even seem like Facebook is connected to it, at all. Although certainly they are tracking everything you do and...
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    Oculus Quest 2

    I got a 128GB Quest 2 this weekend - really enjoying it as I set it up for my 11 year old. I got in with an HTC Vive right when they launched however many years ago and found it to be too gimmicky for the $$$ (sold it) - at $299 this is really fun and a perfect entry point to see if my son ends...
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    RTX 30 Laptops

    Depends on your use case. I want thin & light and a sub $2k price with AMD CPU/NVIDIA GPU. Not everyone wants the big laptops.
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    RTX 30 Laptops

    My low wattage 3070 is awesome in QHD 165Hz. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to 1080p laptops.
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    "Forced Physics" Cooling

    Yeah, you're right. I was looking at this - https://forcedphysics-dct.com/technology.html - which uses forced air (fans) to push away heat.
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    "Forced Physics" Cooling

    It uses fans alone - but no water or anything else.
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    "Forced Physics" Cooling

    Have you guys heard of this? A colleague invested in it and I am not physics major - it certainly looks good but I'd love to hear from you experts. https://forcedphysics-dct.com/ Seems pretty revolutionary for data centers and any other box that needs cooling (imagine this for crypto...
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    Looking for a speedy ssd

    Just buy the Samsung SSD tier that you can afford and call it a day. They're the market leader for a reason. I use 980 Pro x2 with my VMware ESXi setup and I've been really happy with it.
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    New WD SN850 M.2, why?

    Huh. Contact their support asking for a refund, they'll ask what is up - and they will help you and if things don't get better, offer you an insane discount. That's how I got Minitool Partition Wizard Pro Ultimate for 75% off. That is, assuming you're under the initial 30 days from purchase.
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    New WD SN850 M.2, why?

    Were they free editions or licensed? I’m sure it’s Bitlocker and I think most don’t deal with it unless you have the paid version. Macrium paid version worked great for me.
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    New WD SN850 M.2, why?

    Interesting. Macrium was the only one I could get working when going from my stock laptop SSD to my Samsung 980 Pro 500GB...ironically I bought a Sabrent NVME to USB 3.1 adapter to do it, lol. If I did it within the OS to another installed drive, it was wonky. Worked much better to do it to a...
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    Unobtanium GPU edges out Notavailabanium/Unobtanium alloy card

    6900 XT is nearly faster than a 3090. Not sure what kind of cherry picked chart that was...maybe ray tracing? Yeah...NVIDIA is better there.
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    Insightful look at the supply chain issues around GPU's

    Per the article, yes. Was just commenting regarding the comment about gamers not paying triple MSRP.
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    Insightful look at the supply chain issues around GPU's

    The problem is there is a big blurred line there. Most gamers have wised up to the free money they can make part-time.
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    Mobile 3070 power spec

    Yeah that thing is perfect except I had that same basic CPU with my previous GS66 laptops - wanted to get Ryzen! 3080 at 80W is not much different than the 3070 at 80W (which I have, and there's an ASUS G15 with the 3080 for another $200 to get the 3080) so not worth the upgrade.
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