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  1. It doesn't matter, you can do push intake (fans on the outside, radiator on the inside) or pull intake (radiator on the outside, fans on the inside) in any part of the case. Personally, I don't like radiators as intakes, but even that won't make a night and day difference. There are small differences in terms of where does the dust end up stuck in, etc., but that's more for you to decide what's best for you.
  2. From your side, yes (although it may vary by country), but it's still PayPal from the seller's perspective, so it won't make a difference. Regarding your original question: at the very least you should make sure to write the correct purchase details as the transfer's concept. However, that will help mostly with regular retailers (for example, they sent you an invoice, and you write the invoice number, etc). Between private individuals, you may as well send them cash in an envelope... With that said, I have done one or two purchases at ebay.de just transferring money and stat
  3. I think I could live with plain incompetence, provided it is someone who doesn't see himself as more in the payroll of the telcos than the government. I don't live in the US, but unfortunately I'm not completely immune to FCC rulings either.
  4. This is good for those concerned about lack of availability. It gives an incentive to put the consoles on the market, and even accept lower prices given by the amount saved on fees. They're basically subsidizing supply. This is as far as eBay can go to help with the supply issue, and they're putting their wallet (their fees) on the line. The rest is up to the manufacturers.
  5. I think you misunderstood me: I'm not saying RAM speed doesn't matter past a point. On the contrary, I'm saying that the increased timings of DDR4 are only worth above certain frequencies, and it took a long while for those frequencies to become anywhere mainstream, both in terms of pricing and in terms of compatibility with the relevant CPU/motherboards. I mean, I'm running DDR4 3000 CL16 right now, is that really an improvement over my eBay-bouoght DDR3 2133 CL9 and DDR3 2400 CL11? So, I'm not saying fast RAM doesn't matter, I'm saying DDR4 was too slow for too long to represent a
  6. This is my worst computer nightmare. The worst part is that Microsoft seems determined to bring it to life. I mean, not android itself on PC, but the androidization of the desktop experience. Cruel times. So much hardware progress, so much software decay.
  7. I've noticed every now and then that their script tends to be quite strong ("X destroys Y", "X is no match for Y", "it's basically the same"), despite their charts showing a more nuanced set of results. Sometimes a product has a 10% higher score and therefore "destroys the other one", and in the next graph "everything is within 10%, so they're basically the same". Or "the results reverse once you do X", but the graphs show a reversal of rankings only in some cases, and things like that. In those cases, I get the feeling that after a large number of tests, a lot of the information obtained
  8. I don't find new DDR / PCIe / USB revisions very enticing. This time maybe different, but in the past it took a long while for the new DDR to be faster than the previous one at affordable prices and with ubiquitous compatibility, and as for PCIe or USB... well, by the time anything took advantage of PCIe 3, the first platforms with PCIe 3 were dated, and that was at a time when "not much was happening" compared to now. And I still haven't done anything past plugging a USB 3.0 pendrive into a USB 3.x port. Like, anything past 3.0 is still a theoretical advantage to me, as I have nothing in sigh
  9. It's so horrible it's almost pretty. Also, what a name. Legend.
  10. First of all: yes. Now let me read your post.
  11. It's called "suggestion" and "confirmation bias". I think sticking to what they can measure is the right call.
  12. I have an 8-pin that splits into two lines, 2 Sata power each, so I'd believe 2 drives out of 4 pins is more or less standard in this type of design:
  13. In general I've had luck with this method, or using star-shaped or hexagon screwdriver bits.
  14. I agree in general, but there is more than being stupid to it, though. In some cases, it relies on some common information, and sometimes it's truly an inside joke (for example, if someone says "you don't need more than 4 cores", it could be perfectly serious, but if that's a forum member who is constantly arguing in favor of higher core counts then we know she's being sarcastic. But if someone says "no one needs more than 640K of RAM", then there shouldn't be a doubt). Back on topic: I haven't seen many used just with one letter. I had seen "/thread" when trying to present a po
  15. In a way, I see sarcasm as a sort of an inside joke, that relies on the other part knowing you don't (you can't?) actually mean it. For example: imagine someone announce a new "high end" x86 CPU with 2 cores, 3.0GHz. I could just say "that's pretty terrible by today's standards", but if I can count on you having the same understanding of the current CPU landscape as me, then I can say instead "Oh, fabulous! That's like 6GHz total, revolutionary!", counting on you to take it as a joke. I would use "/s" if I think you may take me literally and assume I don't actually know that you don't sim