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    JB25304 got a reaction from 0h7 in Is there something for visualizing part sizes?   
    You can also look at some custom cooling configurators.  Even if you are not planning on custom loop cooling, some of them do have case selection tools in there as well as various boards, GPUs, etc to choose from.  Of course, you would have to put up with choosing rads and whatnot, but it could give you a rough approximation of what it would look like (assuming that you are not trying for the ulta compact builds that would not stand a chance of being custom cooled and whose parts probably would not be in any of their databases.
     
    Personally, @Meganter's solution is probably the best, but you would have to buy that.  I know that I have it and in addition to being a fairly simple and fun game, it would definitely suit your purposes as long as you were planning on choosing parts from their lists.  They do have a lot of the big name and main stream companies in there, so depending on where you are located at in the world, chances are that you would find the parts in there.  Their Steam Store listing has their partner list on there so you could check that out.  The custom cooling configurators are about the only free ones that I could think of that could even come remotely close, and they certainly would not give you a "real life" detailed look if that would be what you were after.  If you are after the most true to life approximation, then PC Building Simulator would be the way to go.
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    JB25304 got a reaction from Meganter in Is there something for visualizing part sizes?   
    You can also look at some custom cooling configurators.  Even if you are not planning on custom loop cooling, some of them do have case selection tools in there as well as various boards, GPUs, etc to choose from.  Of course, you would have to put up with choosing rads and whatnot, but it could give you a rough approximation of what it would look like (assuming that you are not trying for the ulta compact builds that would not stand a chance of being custom cooled and whose parts probably would not be in any of their databases.
     
    Personally, @Meganter's solution is probably the best, but you would have to buy that.  I know that I have it and in addition to being a fairly simple and fun game, it would definitely suit your purposes as long as you were planning on choosing parts from their lists.  They do have a lot of the big name and main stream companies in there, so depending on where you are located at in the world, chances are that you would find the parts in there.  Their Steam Store listing has their partner list on there so you could check that out.  The custom cooling configurators are about the only free ones that I could think of that could even come remotely close, and they certainly would not give you a "real life" detailed look if that would be what you were after.  If you are after the most true to life approximation, then PC Building Simulator would be the way to go.
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    JB25304 reacted to Paul Rudd in 3 FREE Steam Games Valued at $22.99 April 17th   
    This $2.99 Game is FREE right now on Steam. 29 Positive reviews.

    This game is yours to keep when you get it before Apr 18th @ 1:00 pm EST.
     
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    This game is yours to keep when you get it before Apr 24th @ 12:00 pm EST.
     
    This $14.99 Game is FREE right now on Steam. 197 Very Positive reviews.

    This game is yours to keep when you get it before May 1st @ 1:00 pm EST.
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    JB25304 got a reaction from Paul Rudd in FREE Game at HB Valued at $9.99 on Steam April 16th + FREE DLC's for separate $24.99 game   
    @Polemical
    You are awesome!  Thanks for the free game updates that you do.  I would miss out on a lot of them.
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    JB25304 got a reaction from soldier_ph in FREE Game at HB Valued at $9.99 on Steam April 16th + FREE DLC's for separate $24.99 game   
    @Polemical
    You are awesome!  Thanks for the free game updates that you do.  I would miss out on a lot of them.
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    JB25304 reacted to Paul Rudd in FREE Game at HB Valued at $9.99 on Steam April 16th + FREE DLC's for separate $24.99 game   
    This Game valued at $9.99 on Steam is now FREE on HB. Steam Link. 617 Very Positive reviews.

     
    P.S. There are TWO DLC's for Overcooked 2 on Steam or GOG valued at $5.99 and $2.99 for FREE right now but you must own the base Overcooked 2 game in order to redeem them(already tried without having the game). So this will only benefit either those that already have the game or whoever wants to pay $15 for it(it's current sale price). Overcooked 2's historic low price is $11.49-$12.49 if anyone is wondering. $14.99 is its common sale price.
     
    DLC #1 - Surf n Turf $5.99 FREE

     
    DLC #2 - Too Many Cooks $2.99 FREE

     
    Overcooked 2 Base Game - Overcooked 2 $24.99 $14.99(40% Off)

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    JB25304 reacted to WikiForce in What Are You Doing During Lockdown?   
    Lockdown changed nothing for me as i stay at home all the time anyway
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    JB25304 reacted to jaslion in Make Windows Show False Specs on PC   
    Photoshop
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    JB25304 got a reaction from The117thCon in Dante's Inferno 3950X Build   
    Nice looking build!
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    JB25304 got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in Dante's Inferno 3950X Build   
    Nice looking build!
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    JB25304 reacted to Paul Rudd in 5 FREE Steam Games Valued at $10.99 April 3rd   
    This $4.99 Game is FREE right now on Steam. 60 Mostly Positive reviews.

    It's a fairly decent Metroid type platformer. If you're not into those, you probably won't like this game.
     
    This $0.99 Game is FREE right now on Steam. 10 Positive reviews.

    I seriously don't know what in the world this game is, but someone found it be addictive, yet so very simple.
     
    This $0.99 Game is FREE right now on Steam. 40 Mixed reviews.

    Probably going to be the least played on this list. It's here because it's currently free for a limited time.
     
    This $1.99 Game is FREE right now on Steam. 42 Positive reviews.

    It's one of these games, so, yea. Ya' gotta be into em' to even install em'.
     
    This $1.99 Game is FREE right now on Steam. 3 Positive reviews.

    All of these games are yours to keep forever when you get them before April 6th @ 1:00-3:00pm EST.
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    JB25304 reacted to The117thCon in Dante's Inferno 3950X Build   
    Alright so I decided even if it's a bit late to do a bit of a build log on my main rig and the rig which preceeded it now I just got my 3950X, which getting actual hands on with, it is an absolutely insane chip without a doubt, the just sheer processing power and capability for muloti tasking at full load is blowing me away but what started it off?

    Jumping to July of last year I was upgrading my other rig (see my profile/on the forum somewhere here for details) where the PC died, the GTX 1080 + i7 4790K I upgraded to overloaded the 350W PSU and killed the board and the PSU, meaning I was left with a very expensive paperweight with a lot of proprietry hardware that I didn't have the capability to modify back then, I was just gearing up to move onto maybe starting a youtube Channel and hell already had a 10TB NAS drive for mass storage mid shipping at the time and well....

    In dire circumstances things happen rapidly.

    I decided to get a very very very cheap Z97 ATX motherboard as it was compatible with everything I had and make a move to ATX meaning a new PSU, Case, etc....
     
    For a while it sat as a frankenstein monster on my desk (pic 1) whilst I waited for other parts but she was modestly powerful 20GB of DDR3, 4790K, GTX 1080 plus a dedicated secondary card as a multi screen display adapter, but eventually my case arrived and well thats when stuff got crazy in the space between August (pic 2) on recieving the case to December (pic 3) it went through a TOTAL overhaul of its cooling from a hyper 212 and the included fans to Noctua IPPC 3000RPM fans across the case, a NH-D15 Chromx LTT edition kitted out with the faceplates and Red Accents.
    It got new RAM now sporting 32GB of Hyper X Savage 1866MHz RAM manually OC'd to 2133MHz, which took a lot of trial and error but was perfect once I got the timings honed in plus the red matches the accents.
    The dedicated secondary card got swapped from a GT 740 MSI OEM to a GT 1030 MSI Aero ITX and so far things were brilliant.


    Then.....then January happened, from either delidding, overclocking or pure age the CPU began to die multiple BSODs regardless of settings, overclock, lack of overclock, it didn't matter the machine became unusable and soon enough would be dead in it's entirety in short February and March saw me working myself into the ground trying to get as many videos up on my own channel before the machine gave up and a race against the clock to secure funds for my planned upgrade in September of this year, in 2 months.

    But it worked out through a lot of pain, working into the ground, selling my Xbox One X, doing work wherever I could and a very very generous loan from a very supportive friend I did it and on April 2nd, the last piece arrived, MY 3950X. (pic 4)

    And that brings us up to now, where I am sitting on my fully revamped system, still got some stuff left to do, more parts to add, more stuff to overclock to the ragged edge and of course many memories to make on this chassis, but for now I bid Farewell and Present Dante's Inferno, for this story has often been a Divine Comedy.

    Final Picture is as she sits currently

    Current Specifications

    Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 Chromax
    RAM: 64GB DDR4 3200MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX
    Boot SSD: 1TB Sabrent Rocket PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD
    GPU 1: MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G (OC and on LM)
    GPU 2: MSI GT 1030 Aero ITX
    Game Storage: 2TB Western Digital Blue 2.5" 5400 RPM HDD
    Mass Storage: 10 TB Western Digital Red 3.5" 5400 RPM HDD
    PSU: Thermaltake Smart DPS G 700W Bronze
    Case: NZXT H500
    Fans: 3 * Noctua NF-A14 3000 RPM IPPC + 1 * Noctua NF-F12 3000 RPM IPPC





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    JB25304 reacted to RonnieOP in Tech Quicke and lies about free Windows   
    So your issue is they dont say that its against MS ToS?
    They dont say it abides by it either.
     
    Do you have an issue that on scrapyard wars they dont tell people that legally you have to claim your craigslist purchase to the IRS and pay sales tax on it? No. Because its up to the person to be aware of laws.
    Its up to the user to do research on videos on youtube. The point of the video has nothing to do with MS ToS but the fact that MS allows you to use the software without activating it. Thats MS fault.
     
    The whole argument that it could cause MS issues by doing anything more then a watermark is a terrible argument as well. Other companies have 0 problems implementing a system to where you cant just install and use their programs. Hell MS did it all the time before windows 10 as well.
     
    Its clear as day the MS doesnt really care about it otherwise they wouldve done something about it long ago. They have the money and resources to implement better security. They choose not to. When you buy a key off ebay and scdkeys as well its against MS ToS and they know about it and dont do anything about it. It would take them no time and no money to send cease and desist letters to youtubers who are promoting scdkeys. They choose not to.
     
    I dont work for MS so i couldnt tell you why they dont. but if i had to guess id say its because they dont care and having people using their OS (even unactivated) is their goal and thats how they make money (which is basically what the video says).
     
    Even your example about pirating video games isnt a good argument.
     
    If someone tells me I can bypass a clogged cat converter but not that its illegal in most states then thats on me to do my research. Anyone who blindly listens to anyone (esp a youtube video) only has themselves to blame if they are uninformed on something.
     
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    JB25304 reacted to Bombastinator in amazon delivery opening my door to drop off package?   
    Clearly you’re not sufficiently committed to gaming.

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    JB25304 got a reaction from Ithanul in Cheap electronics on the dark web for coins?   
    If the deal sounds too good to be true, it most likely is.  I would stay with places that at least provide some protection and agree with @wkdpaul.  I would definitely stay away.
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    JB25304 reacted to Jurrunio in Motherboard VRM Tier List v2 (currently AMD only)   
    Credit to:@VegetableStu @GoldenLag @LukeSavenije
     
    The following list is based on facts, ranked on power delivery and known problems. The list will include boards that support CPU overclocking available at retail from different brands.
     
    There are still differences in performance among boards of the same tier. As a result, those that barely made it into that tier will be in orange while those that are better than others in the same tier are in blue. Unless specified, boards sharing the same name and chipset in different form factors are ranked the same.
     
    For advanced users: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Smj5dh97n32wJqm5dkdDcQt8ID7vH52-lKzaaXUUQx8/edit?usp=sharing
     
    AMD
     
    All current draw figures are based on Prime95 small FFT with AVX unless otherwise specified, in other words the worst case scenario.
     
    Only often recommended sku of CPUs in the same generation and core/thread count configuration is named, others share the same rating.
     
    Zen scales down frequency and voltage according to EDC (current limit) and TDC (thermal limit) settings of the motherboard so in theory you won’t cook the VRM of any board at stock, you just lose frequency.
     
    For tier A and above, due to lack of feasible CPUs that allow testing of the boards at higher current ratings, there are some level on guessing in terms of how much more power the VRM can take.
     
    AM4 (Athlon, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, Ryzen 9)
     
    B550 Speculation: If you cant find the board above, then it should be here. If it's already up there, then ignore what it's placed here
     
    TR4 (Ryzen Threadripper 1xxx and 2xxx) X399
     
    sTRX4 (Ryzen Threadripper 3xxx) TRX40 (largely guessing since there's little data)
     
    Sources:
     
    Legacy list thread: Those looking to dive into Intel's outdated process node and recycled (for many times) architecture please refer to the old list
     
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    JB25304 got a reaction from slippers_ in QuadrigaCX - investors want to exhume the body for proof   
    Not to say one way or another on the underlying issue with the company, but your statements on Crohn’s is very misleading and in some parts flat wrong. Crohn’s is more than just a colon disease. It is an autoimmune disease that can show up anywhere from the mouth to the anus. There are also other effects outside of the GI tract, including inflammatory arthritis (think RA) and even eye issues as well. 
     
    Your statement as to it being “pretty controllable” is debatable. While we do have better drugs that work much better than what we had available 30 years ago, they are still not perfect and most people will still get flares despite the treatment. As to the meds being “pretty easy to get,” even with insurance, the newer (and more effective) meds cost a lot and even getting some insurances to pay for them can be a small battle. 
     
    As to your implication that his death was “unlikely” because he wasn’t elderly, that’s flat wrong. The mainstay of treatment since it is an autoimmune disease is to suppress the immune system. If the story is true, he developed a bowel obstruction, which led to him blowing a hole in his intestines (which was most likely in the small intestine actually,) and he got really sick, really fast. Even with today’s medicine, it can be hard to pull somebody out of that (even a younger individual.) Add to that, if where he got sick was in an area that didn’t have a high level of care (and this is not a knock on Indian healthcare at all because even rural hospitals in the US can have a hard time coping with how sick these people can get,) it is entirely plausible that he died like they said he did. (In case you are wondering, yes, I do work in the field of Medicine.)
     
    In the end, could he have faked his death? Yes. However, I agree with on of the other prevailing opinions that he did die and his death essentially prematurely blew the lid off of a Ponzi-like scheme. It will be interesting though to see if the judge grants the request. I’m not sure about Canadian laws on it, but it can be pretty tough to get a court order to exhume a body in the US if the family doesn’t consent. 
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    JB25304 reacted to ravenshrike in QuadrigaCX - investors want to exhume the body for proof   
    If you're gonna fake your death to the point where you come up with a replacement body, why the hell wouldn't you go for cremation?
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    JB25304 got a reaction from amdorintel in QuadrigaCX - investors want to exhume the body for proof   
    Reports that I read said that the accounting firm that was appointed to oversee the company in bankruptcy was able to tell that some of the wallets didn’t even have any coin in them at all and hadn’t for some time before his death. 
     
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-01/quadriga-has-6-cold-wallets-but-they-don-t-hold-any-crypto

    They also found that he had withdrawn coin from user accounts and shifted them to private accounts on other exchanges as well as keeping just enough funds in the company’s hot wallet to pay out companies, etc, which is where the theory that he was actually running a Ponzi scheme comes from. 
     
    https://www.ccn.com/quadrigacx-ceo-faked-crypto-trades-indulged-millionaire-lifestyle-with-customer-funds/
    https://www.npr.org/2019/03/06/700651500/crypto-mystery-quadrigas-wallets-are-empty-putting-fate-of-137-million-in-doubt
     
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    JB25304 got a reaction from amdorintel in QuadrigaCX - investors want to exhume the body for proof   
    I’m sorry to hear about your father, but his case was far from typical.  There is a bimodal distribution (2 age peaks) of diagnosis with the bulk of cases occurring at age 30 and younger with a second peak once you hit age 60+. For the older onset group, they tend to have more colon involvement (like your father) while the first and larger group has a higher involvement of the small intestine. The longer you have the disease, the more likely you will have a relapse into symptomatic disease with some estimates reaching up to a 75% chance of a relapse of symptomatic disease after being in remission over a 10 year period.  There is a significant portion who have chronic active disease with some estimates as high as 10% of patients as well. 
     
    While this all doesn’t mean that he couldn’t have faked his death, the complications that happened to him happen and are certainly not rare. While even those people don’t all die, there are some that do. Add to that any delay in diagnosis of his complication and delay in accessing a higher level of care just makes the scenario even more likely. 
     
    As much as the junior doctors found on Reddit and various conspiracy circles love to concoct this image of the dude faking his death, the details of his death are certainly not rare and certainly not unheard of. 
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    JB25304 got a reaction from Bombastinator in QuadrigaCX - investors want to exhume the body for proof   
    I’m sorry to hear about your father, but his case was far from typical.  There is a bimodal distribution (2 age peaks) of diagnosis with the bulk of cases occurring at age 30 and younger with a second peak once you hit age 60+. For the older onset group, they tend to have more colon involvement (like your father) while the first and larger group has a higher involvement of the small intestine. The longer you have the disease, the more likely you will have a relapse into symptomatic disease with some estimates reaching up to a 75% chance of a relapse of symptomatic disease after being in remission over a 10 year period.  There is a significant portion who have chronic active disease with some estimates as high as 10% of patients as well. 
     
    While this all doesn’t mean that he couldn’t have faked his death, the complications that happened to him happen and are certainly not rare. While even those people don’t all die, there are some that do. Add to that any delay in diagnosis of his complication and delay in accessing a higher level of care just makes the scenario even more likely. 
     
    As much as the junior doctors found on Reddit and various conspiracy circles love to concoct this image of the dude faking his death, the details of his death are certainly not rare and certainly not unheard of. 
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    JB25304 reacted to Arika S in QuadrigaCX - investors want to exhume the body for proof   
    So they basically gave this guy money and trust that he was going to hold it for them and he was the only person that could access them?? Are they stupid?
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    JB25304 reacted to williamcll in QuadrigaCX - investors want to exhume the body for proof   
    Better hope the investigator could find the right bits to connect. 
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    JB25304 reacted to TechyBen in QuadrigaCX - investors want to exhume the body for proof   
    Sorry to hear that with your family. I've got a couple of family members with long tern undiagnosed illnesses, that are similar in presenting like chrons.
     
    Like with many diseases, it varies. Don't assume one instance, or one personal experience, speaks for everyone.
     
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    JB25304 got a reaction from TechyBen in QuadrigaCX - investors want to exhume the body for proof   
    Reports that I read said that the accounting firm that was appointed to oversee the company in bankruptcy was able to tell that some of the wallets didn’t even have any coin in them at all and hadn’t for some time before his death. 
     
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-01/quadriga-has-6-cold-wallets-but-they-don-t-hold-any-crypto

    They also found that he had withdrawn coin from user accounts and shifted them to private accounts on other exchanges as well as keeping just enough funds in the company’s hot wallet to pay out companies, etc, which is where the theory that he was actually running a Ponzi scheme comes from. 
     
    https://www.ccn.com/quadrigacx-ceo-faked-crypto-trades-indulged-millionaire-lifestyle-with-customer-funds/
    https://www.npr.org/2019/03/06/700651500/crypto-mystery-quadrigas-wallets-are-empty-putting-fate-of-137-million-in-doubt
     
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