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  1. Today
  2. No rush, we'll figure it out with E. I paid $59 each for those aio's - an associates discount. Glad I did, would be paying $40 more today.
  3. So uhhh, let me show you guys how to NOT ship a $200+ GPU...... -_- Needless to say, it was promptly sent right back (well....its going back tomorrow). I'm being nice and at least including a box. Sooooo unamused, that's the dang SECOND 290x now that's come broken due to seller mishandling. HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW THESE THINGS AND SELL ON EBAY? Ugh. /rant Enjoy the gore on my behalf. -_- Now I get to wait another few weeks for a refund....again, to buy yet ANOTHER 290x. Let's see if third time's the charm this time. And yes, its more damaged than just the bracket, there's stuff rattling around under the cooler. It was quite literally, put into a bag, and mailed. Probably would've been safer to mail it naked with a sticker attached to the cooler.
  4. Might be some kind of issue with the marketplace, but I didn't get a message and I don't know how to finalize this.
  5. We knew it was going to be expensive. I figure at least two months (if not longer) before it arrives, which means I'll continue on with my custom block work while I'm waiting:
  6. Banned cause' that would be enough caffeine to launch a child to the moon... and back!
  7. This is what I did for my desktop that supposedly would not support windows 11 It's almost like they want to kill Windows to push Windows 365
  8. We have working migrated stats, but have some url changes to make. I'll begin my work tomorrow inputting team and user changes. We'll share the url soon so you can see the new multipliers etc. Few days collecting stats, then a reset for our official first month.
  9. Great deal on these bstock right now.
  10. Yesterday
  11. Yeah, some people that care about heat, draw, longevity, and efficiency should find everything relevant, I hope. I'm going to just go ahead and jump down to 50% tomorrow just to record the drastic change everyone is probably hoping to see sooner rather than a gradual decrease of 5% incrementally. I hope the crowd goes wild!
  12. I saw other site that posted this article and made the headline "I live in a state where it's legal to buy weed but not high end PC gaming parts"... The news these days is ridiculous.
  13. BWG

    56k Modem

    Time Left: 29 days and 1 hour

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Someone needs this, I'm sure of it! 56k dial-up modem.

    5.00 USD

    Laurelville, Ohio - US

  14. I'm quoting this from a comment I found somewhere else about this issue. "it seems that it is not based on power when in use, the regulation limits the power the system draws when not being used in idle/ sleep states. Basically to meet regulations it looks like a system shouldn’t be drawing much power when not in use"
  15. I saw elsewhere (phone surfing so no links sorry) that hp and acer were in on it too. And apparently the ban might also apply to 3d printers. Kind of an odd thing to ban considering the times. Idk, weird stuff all over those 5 states anyway.
  16. More Gigawatts just in case I get more gpus I have 4 now.
  17. This is a great topic. Having mostly ran AMD GPUs for the past decade, I'm pretty used to the notion of undervolting+overclocking (especially in the last few generations) to achieve equal performance at lower power draw. Efficiency is king, especially for systems that are going to run 24/7.
  18. Unless you want it, and then you're free to roll your own keys and encryption. The AMA from the source is more or less worthless unless you were looking for an advertisement for Windows "cloud" services. It will be interesting to see how this evolves. Looks like jailbreaking Windows will be a thing in the future. It will also be interesting to see how in place upgrades work. I guess mbr2gpt will now be a part of the Windows installer. Outside of this being the first step for more intrusive and restrictive DRM, I don't really see the point of secure boot and TPM being a requirement. If anyone has it, I'd love to see a link to the non-marketing, actual engineering reasons behind these requirements. "It makes your device more secure" has zero substance. The minimum CPU requirements are even more absurd. If there is so much focus on helping me secure my device, then why is Microsoft even letting me run an 8700k? What kind of "testing" are they doing that would make such an arbitrary minimum CPU requirement?
  19. That's my take as well, if only because it seems like Dell is the only company reacting to this regulation as an issue.
  20. Last week
  21. The system they're refusing to sell is mostly the west coast states, and its a Ryzen 5800 with a Geforce RTX 3060. How is THAT a "power hungry" machine? The thing can run on a 350w PSU (a really good one), its more efficient than PC's were 20 years ago. I really think its a political statement moreso than anything, I'll leave it at that. I don't know about you guys, but I've noticed that PC's have gotten less and less power hungry, which is exactly the opposite of what they appear to be claiming in the article. Unless....they're claiming more people are buying PC's, which that's just not true at all....more people use smart phones over a PC these days. I dunno, maybe I'm missing something. I know 3 of the 5 states involved (for sure) are making it law very soon to outlaw gasoline vehicles and only electric vehicles will be sold starting in 2022. Electric vehicles (while neat) aren't exactly easy on the power grid......I wonder if this is related.
  22. These are Alienware models. Looking at the requirement, there's a loophole. They can sell the system without a preinstalled OS.
  23. Well a 10-pin cable would be more manageable....as long as it's 10-pins on each end, and not like the current 24-pin that is most of the time 28-pins at the power supply. Sleeving wouldn't be as tedious.
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