ENTRY LEVEL VIDEO CARDS AND DUAL FAN COOLERS

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We often spend time looking over Video cards on NewEgg, eBay and others. We do this to check prices and availability etc. Low end cards like the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are mostly 7″ length logic boards. We often see dual fan coolers on them that extend the card length to 9″. We …

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NEWEGG ORDER ISSUES

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It seems that yesterday we ordered some components from NewEgg and the order has not appeared in the account. We sent them the PayPal transaction so they could check it out but they did say they were having some problems. PayPal shows that the transaction will expire tomorrow at 5:00 PM if NewEgg does not …

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NEW MACHINE FOR 2019

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We are still accumulating parts for a new build with our MSI B350M Bazooka motherboard. We also have an Intel 660p SSD 512MB M.2 which will be used for Windows and a few favorite games. The hard disks are fine for iTunes media and game archives etc. Some of the old hard disks …

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EVGA RMA ON GTX 1060 GRANTED, UPS ESTIMATES 2/19 DELIVERY

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We sent the EVGA GTX 1060 back to them one week ago. The postal service suggested 7 days and today we received notice from UPS that EVGA has already grabbed a label for the RMA return. UPS estimated the deliver will be on 2/19 based on the tracking and service level and falls on the Tuesday. …

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SIDE CHANNEL SPECTRE BUG IS NOT EASILY FIXED

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The Spectre bug which is concerned with side channel problems has been a long standing problem. The branch prediction design which was done to speed up execution has been at issue. Speculative execution is an optimization technique that modern processors implement to increase performance. The performance increase is achieved through the processor executing some operations …

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METRO EXODUS

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Metro Exodus was released on February 15, 2019 by Deep Silver. The game was developed by 4A Games. Metro exodus is a first person shooter. Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, this game is a continuation of the story from Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. The player again take on the …

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STEAM CENSORS SCREENSHOTS

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Some 4 months ago we reviewed the game called Pocket Waifu. We have been using Steam as a CDN for screenshots for a very long time. This morning we get an email from Steam that a  couple of screenshots for Pocket Waifu have been found to be in violation of  Valve’s community standards. It’s only …

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418.91 WHQL

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GeForce Driver 418.91 was released February 13, 2019 for  Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows. Ray Tracing in Battlefield V and Metro Exodus Crackdown 3 Far Cry New Dawn Support for Video Codec SDK 4.0 and below versions have been deprecated starting with R415. Some issues …

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APEX LEGENDS UPDATE 1.03

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Today EA delivered a large update to Apex Legends. Patch 1.03 is available for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms. Some St Valentine’s day cosmetics were a nice touch. The real changes are more material. Respawn focused on game stability for most of the patch. Players who were experiencing crashes, gray screens, server …

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ACCEL

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Accel was developed and released on February 12, 2019 by Objectif 3D – game. Accell is a 3D exploration and puzzle game. To escape the cyber world of Accel you’ll have to go beyond your limits with your spaceship. You’ve played games where you could go up and down, you’ve beaten games that made you go …

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