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  1. Since the new iMac 27 has thunderbolt 3, can it be used as an external 5k monitor after the parts become obsolete? Or is it still locked into the computer behind it as the last 5k model?
  2. I'm looking at a local listing for a Surface Book, but the configuration seems odd. The listing says the specs are i5, 8gb ram, 256gb top 965m bottom However, from my research it looks like this was never offered as a possible configuration. As far as I can tell, the i5 model with dedicated gpu was only offered with the custom 940m So I'm wondering, if the performance bases are interchangeable and the seller actually has mixed two surface books? Or somehow managed to trick Windows into thinking the GPU is actually a 965M? What does the 940m variant show up as in Windows, since they marketed it as 'Custom Nvidia GPU'. How should I check if the actual performance base is indeed a 965m? I believe the 965m base is thicker than the 940m, should i just take a ruler or is there an easy way to spot the physical difference?
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    HDMI 2.0 GPU for HTPC?

    Nvidia GTX950 is the cheapest HDMI 2.0 option.
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    First time purchase jet.com codes?

    It doesn't matter which coupon you use. I've seen coupons go up to 25%. However, the always max out with a $50 discount. So 15% should be enough to get that max $50 discount anyway. Some newer coupons even max out at $30.
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    value 1440p gpu

    If you're just gaming, then yeah, cheap out on all non-performance-based stuff, get the best gpu you can afford. Also, the 970, even with 3.5GB is good enough VRAM for most 1440p games. Look up benchmarks for the games you want to play and see if they pass
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    290x Waterblock

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-msi-gigabyte-radeon-r9-290x-vga-liquid-cooling-block-nickel-acetal.html This one is marked as compatible by EK https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109869185#DB_inline?height=260&width=530&inline_id=comp_table VGA FullCover Sapphire Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon R9 290X Tri-X 8GB GDDR5 (11226-11) visual
  7. Look up the games you are looking to play. If you are a "play on release" type person, you should stay away from SLI/CF. Not many triple A titles come with SLI/CF at release nowadays, and many games don't even bother SLI/CF support at all. 1 GPU is the way to go.
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    Suggestions for quiet case

    I would jump on the Fractal Define R5 train, especially considering its current sale price on Newegg for $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352048 At $80, there is basically no competition to the silent-ness of this case.
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    MSI vs Asus for X99 motherboard

    I just had to make this decision yesterday, choosing between an Asus X99A vs MSI x99A Gaming 7. Main reason I chose MSI was previous bad experience with Asus customer support, although it was awhile ago and not for motherboard (was for a blu-ray drive).
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    Want to water-cool my pc

    If you wait, I'm sure there will be people offloading 980ti's or even TitanXs with waterblocks already installed. The waterblock themselves are >$100, so if you are willing to wait, this would probably be the best way to go. Many people with water-cooled lastest gen cards upgrade every gen. Budget-minded starter kit would be something like Swifttech H240-X2, where they give you the pump, rad, res, fans and cpu block all-in-one, and then all you need is additional tubing, GPU block, and a few fittings. If you were to go separate on each component, it adds up very, very fast.
  11. Depends on your setup. Your internet will only go as fast as what you pay for. I would recommend getting separate units for router and modem. If you pay for high bandwidth, spend more on modem. If you want good wifi speeds/range, spend more on router. Since you are already set up with your ISP router/modem, I would just wait around for a good deal to pop up on a motorola/arris surfboard modem (these happen quite frequently, ~$60 or less for a doscis 3.0 modem) Then spend whatever budget you have left on a router. I would try to look for a sale on Asus AC68U. It's the free one that T-mobile gives out so its very popular, has a lot of 3rd party support for custom firmware, etc. If you have T-mobile, its just a $25 deposit, if not, there are often sales for ~$150.
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    800$ Upgrade

    You live by a Fry's or microcenter? Their current 5820k prices are $319 with a ~$200-$300 motherboard + $100-$150 ram, you're looking at ~$700-800 after tax. For $800, i don't think you can get much better than that, considering current skylake i7 prices This is exactly what I just bought this weekend. 5820k - $319 Corsair DDR4 2666 16GB (2x8) - $89 MSI X99A Gaming7 - $250 totaled about $700 You could put in another 16GB of memory, for quadchannel 32GB to round out your $800 budget.
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    Corsair 600C

    Spec sheet says Radiator support for up to 360 at the bottom and up to 240 in the front. Just looking at it, it seems like it may be a really tight fit or not fit at all if I wanted both 360 bottom and 240 front. Anyone know if that'll fit?
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    Tech Gifts for Non-techies Giveaway!

    Was shopping around for a security camera to monitor my parents new dog they got after all their kids left the nest. The nest cam seems like the perfect tech gift for non-techies, since they are literally plug and play compared to the average security camera system intended for business use. Perfect to keep an eye on the dog and make sure she isn't doing anything harmful to herself. http://amzn.com/B00WBJGUA2
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    [Jet] Slick Deals

    Jet.com only uses account name and payment method as checkers for new customer. So if you have multiple debit cards or credit cards, or even something like a visa gift card, you can keep making new accounts and use new card numbers with the same address.
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