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  1. I should have slapped a sarcasm mark on my...

    I should have slapped a sarcasm mark on my statement. I was just making a joke because of the number of times people these days use that phrase because of their popularity within a certain group on a...
  2. You should send a message to a moderator just...

    You should send a message to a moderator just saying "Don't you fucking know who I am, asshole?!"
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    He's got the Freezer 34 Esport Duo, not the...

    He's got the Freezer 34 Esport Duo, not the Freezer 33 version. It's a larger heatsink with better fans. It should be fine for the 9700K.

    9700K has better thermals in general than the 8700K just...
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    Yeah, that's a fluid dynamic bearing, but a...

    Yeah, that's a fluid dynamic bearing, but a proper one costs 10x what a basic sleeve bearing does. Fans are $2 parts most of the time, so people don't want to make them $5 parts as the increase to...
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    The issues with sleeve bearings, at least any...

    The issues with sleeve bearings, at least any modern ones, isn't really the quality of the lubricant but consistent filling on the assembly line as well as leakage. Speaking with a rep, one of the...
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    Done a few recaps on Ultrasharp monitors through...

    Done a few recaps on Ultrasharp monitors through the years. They are generally Su'scon caps but they're also in 10 year old monitors that are generally caked in dust on the inside. So they definitely...
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    That's the generic "store" policy. Newegg's is...

    That's the generic "store" policy. Newegg's is only 30 days each.

    BeQuiet's store offers the same 30 Days Refund / 90 Day Replacement service on the cases and coolers they sell on Newegg but...
  8. Patch notes only talk about bugs that they're...

    Patch notes only talk about bugs that they're aware of and that they know they fixed. The issue in Control may not have been known about, or that a fix for either Doom or Tom Clancy's was low enough...
  9. They might be trying to say that their...

    They might be trying to say that their noise-floor is 32.9dB(A) ?

    Depending on the fan and their given information (RPM) in the graph, it wouldn't be an unreasonable assumption. Noise is relative...
  10. As long as the paste is non-conductive and...

    As long as the paste is non-conductive and non-capacitive then there isn't really an issue with too much paste besides wasting the paste.
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    PSU Factory Tour from Gamer's Nexus

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLTKRZxXa4I

    Anyone have an idea which factory this is?

    Part 2 of this series should be more interesting.
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    You can, but both connectors suck in different...

    You can, but both connectors suck in different regards. SATA because the connector can't handle a ton of current and is thin / easy to break. Molex because the connector has loose pins and only a...
  13. Officially, only FSP has shown one off so far at...

    Officially, only FSP has shown one off so far at CES 2020. No other manufacturer or motherboard maker has shown anything publicly yet.
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    Any time Batboy posts it's less coherent than...

    Any time Batboy posts it's less coherent than most Engrish I've ever read.
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    Some of the licenses also come from regions where...

    Some of the licenses also come from regions where the pricing reflects their market like many eastern European countries.
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    You might have some back flow problems with the...

    You might have some back flow problems with the grill being open on the sides of the fan frame, but that would need to be tested and can have different results based on the orientation of the unit.
  17. There's no hard correlation between capacitance...

    There's no hard correlation between capacitance and the total output power of a power supply. It's highly dependent on the actual design of the circuit as to how much capacitance you will need to...
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    If designed right, it will have zero effect on...

    If designed right, it will have zero effect on airflow or pressure but can have a positive effect on noise.

    Designed wrong, and all of those categories can go bad.
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    No, Aris' test do not show the problems with out...

    No, Aris' test do not show the problems with out of spec ripple. Mostly because Aris' test don't put the same transient load on the units that they can experience from high power modern GPUs.
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    In short, the Focus units have trouble with...

    In short, the Focus units have trouble with transient loads. Some of this has been mitigated by using cables with capacitors built into them, which will prevent the units just abruptly shutting down...
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    EVGA's quality is all over the place, but off the...

    EVGA's quality is all over the place, but off the top of my head;

    EVGA P2, T2, G2, & G3 units are all worthwhile.

    They have many more lines (G+, G1+, GQ, GD, GA, & GM) but many of them lack...
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    I would replace the unit. 6 years was a good...

    I would replace the unit. 6 years was a good service life and it's out of warranty.

    My suggestion would also be to pick up the Corsair or Be Quiet! units. Seasonic's Focus platform has some...
  23. Not to such a meaningful degree. As The Mask...

    Not to such a meaningful degree. As The Mask pointed out earlier, the fan in the Cooler Master unit was probably spinning slower and caused a knock on effect for your case airflow. Thus the case...
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    Still fairly common, though control board...

    Still fairly common, though control board failures are just as common and those are more complicated replacement jobs in some respects. Still fairly easy to do if you have a decent soldering station...
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    The easiest way I can always put this to folks is...

    The easiest way I can always put this to folks is simple:

    I have 3 dead SD cards laying in a drawer right now. They lived their lives in my cameras and hit their limits in terms of read/writes....
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