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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. Eventually we got a message from NewEgg which had the transaction as a guest. We …

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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. We have a Ryzen R5 2400G 65W processor which is 4/8 which should be powerful enough for …

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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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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 18336

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Windows 10 build 18336 is a fast ring development version as Microsoft works to get the first release for first release for 2020. This is available for skip ahead for developers who need to have the new features early. The new tamper protection setting in the Windows Security app protects your device by helping to …

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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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BOOBS ‘EM UP

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Boobs ’em up was developed then released on February 13, 2019 by Cool Girls Games. Boobs ’em up is an action platformer game. You are playing as a prostitute at the beginning of her career. To start doing this business and make money you should get your place on the street. The better place, means more …

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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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