VirtualLarry

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August 22, 2017

Chinese scam video cards – anyone want to take a stab at which card this is?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-GeForce…I-Expressx16-Video-Graphics-Card/292200869599 GPU-Z screenshot in listing, except they removed the card name.[...]
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August 20, 2017

The gigabit experience… (LOL!)

Well, I've been … waiting… salivating… for gigabit internet. Finally, I got my upgrade, around 3am. At first, I wasn't sure.[...]
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August 19, 2017

G4600 w/HD 630 iGPU, snappier than Ryzen 5 1600 w/RX 470 4GB card? M.2 PCI-E?

Could this be possible? Just curious. Even when I'm not doing DC or coin-mining on my Ryzen 5 1600, Firefox Nightly 57 (more multi-threaded than normal[...]
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August 18, 2017

Acer Celeron N3350 1.1Ghz dual-core 2-in-1 / “CloudBook” 32GB flash/SSD 1080P $179.99 @ Newegg on eb

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-SP111-…leron-N3350-1-1-GHz-4-GB-Memory-/302304081924 This caught my eye after another poster on here mention this laptop[...]
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August 16, 2017

G4600 w/HD 630 iGPU, snappier than Ryzen 5 1600 w/RX 470 4GB card?

Could this be possible? Just curious. Even when I'm not doing DC or coin-mining on my Ryzen 5 1600, Firefox Nightly 57 (more multi-threaded than normal[...]
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August 13, 2017

Ryzen (3?) build incoming. Help me finish building it.

I ordered two AB350M (NON-Pro4) mobos tonight. That was $59.99 FS ea. (I've started a new budget, of $10/day, so I don't compulsively spend on[...]
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August 9, 2017

“Cheapest” way to get into M.2 PCI-E NVMe SSDs, for multiple PCs?

Been looking at ebay. Found some $145 "new OEM" Toshiba NVMe 512GB drives, those seemed like an honestly good deal. Could scrounge some SM951[...]
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August 6, 2017

For those with gigabit or better internet connections – how is the perceptible increase in browsing?

Is there really much of a difference, in terms of web browsing with a low-latency 10Mbit/sec, versus 100Mbit/sec, versus 1000Mbit/sec (1Gbit/sec) connection? I[...]
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August 4, 2017

Intel 600p M.2 PCI-E NVMe SSD line discontinued?

Seems that way, looking at ebay. Still some stock of the 1TB models floating around, but most of the lower-capacity models have dried up. [...]
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July 25, 2017

[PCMAG] Microsoft, to kill off MSPaint??!?! Say it ain’t so!

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355117/microsoft-prepares-to-kill-ms-paint This makes me sad. MSPaint was one of the original applications that was included[...]
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