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    So I just bricked two keyboards

    That's the thing I should have been familiar with it. It was the motherboard in the first gaming pc I built. I used it for years before replacing it with the current system and never knew it had a fire wire header. I guess I am lucky in that I'm cheap when it comes to keyboards. I killed a bundled keyboard from an old hp system and my "nice" keyboard cost 33 dollars to replace. It was one of the boards from that round up of cheap chinese mechanical keyboards linus did a couple of years ago. Also lucked out in not killing the receiver for my logi g700s mouse. Fortunately I plugged it into one of the front 3.0 ports and not the live at 30 volts 2.0 ports. Also "lucky" In that I hoard computer hardware and had 3 more functional keyboards in storage. /probably shouldn't put nice in quotes given my only complaint about it iwas the unicorn vomit fixed color led backlighting
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    So I just bricked two keyboards

    I am acutely aware. I would like to know who decided they should share the same physical header.
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    So I just bricked two keyboards

    So I just put together a second machine out of parts I had laying around. Found out the hard way this z68 board has a front eee 1394 connector and that the motherboard header for it is identical to a usb 2.0 header. Only difference is on this particular board it is white and the usb is blue. Also turns out 1394 doesn't deliver 5 volts at 500 mA but rather up to 30 volts at 1.5 amps. So now I have two dead keyboards sitting in the trash including my "nice" chinese mechanical keyboard from my gaming rig. Just looking to vent and this seems like the right place. Anyone else done this or similar? /side note holy crap this membrane keyboard is bad how did I ever live like this //sorry about the image quality best result I could get with the poor lighting
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    Final Verdict - $1500 Gaming PC Secret Shopper pt4

    You do know there is more to computers then just the os right? I had my previous machine throw an error code during post and refuse to boot when I replaced my 120mm case fans with 200mm ones. The rpm they were running at fell below what the default minimum speed setting in the bios was. The bios assumed they had failed and refused to let the machine boot until I went in and lowered the minimum acceptable speed setting.
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    Final Verdict - $1500 Gaming PC Secret Shopper pt4

    My take away is that main gear ran away with this. They may not have provided the fastest machine for the money but the customer support was miles ahead of the companies that beat them on performance. They provided decent value for money hardware wise and won in the important metric of how much of a headache is this going to be for me down the road if I recommend somebody buy a pc from them. The best value for money is usually going to be diy. You go to a system integrator for something that should just work out of the box and for the customer support if it doesn't. Everyone else pretty much failed in that regard. Ibuypower was shockly bad imo and I will no longer recommend them to people even though they provide some of the best bang for the buck hardware wise.
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    Facebook's FIRST Hardware Product - Portal Showcase

    Yeah, hard nope on this. I trust facebook about as far as I can throw their hq building. They can say whatever they want about how secure and private it is that doesn't make it true.
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    Our best effort still SUCKS - Sketchy Heatsinks 3

    They already did a bong cooler two years ago.
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    What should I review next?

    I would like more stuff from china. I mean as serious reviews like you did with the keyboards. A round up or individual reviews of laptops and/or tablets that look like they could be good would be great instead of another "the cheapest X you can buy". Edit: I mention the keyboard video because I have one of the ones you reviewed sitting on my desk now and love it.
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    A Full HD IPS Laptop for $160?? YES! - (NOT CLICKBAIT)

    I'd would really like to see LTT look at some of the more reasonable laptops and tablets you can get direct from china. I bought a surface clone direct from china and its pretty good but it would have been nice to know before hand about the short comings it has. Nobody is reviewing these products so you never know if they only look good on paper and they aren't exactly easy to return. The chinese mech keyboard round up was great and directly led to me replacing my old membrane keyboard with one.
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    iTel Bonded Internet

    I swear there was a kickstarter for a similar device a while back but I can't find it. Anyone know what I am talking about? Edit: found it, was an indiegogo not a kickstarter. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/multipath-router-super-reliable-skype-super-hd-netflix#/
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    Go home netflix you're drunk.

    Who knew that spongebob and the ridiculous 6 were historical documentaries!
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    Go home netflix you're drunk.

    Recommendation engine appears slightly broken.
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    Ethernet "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"

    Well fuck me. Its a damned hardware issue I booted up an ubuntu live usb and it doesn't see the nic at all just the wireless card. So somehow one of the storms that rumbled though manged to fry the nic on this pc but not the switch that sits between it and the rest of the network, or anything else on the network for that matter. Asus done fucked me again.
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    Ethernet "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"

    Ok the driver on the asus support page was about a year out of data. Tried again with the lastest driver from intel which is from may and it still is giving me code 10....
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    Ethernet "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"

    I tried downloading and installing the driver provided by asus and it didn't help. Edit: And yes I did uninstall it via device manger.