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    SSD choice Dell Inspiron 3580 i5

    I bought a core i7 Dell Inspiron 3580 for my wife last week from Makro. I was also worried about this SSD "limit" according to the official Dell website. However if you visit Crucial website, they actually recommend their 512 GB and 1 TB p1 NVMe SSDs as compatible upgrade for Inspiron 3580. So...
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    Samsung Galaxy S10

    Hi all, I'm thinking of buying a new s10e cash. Vodacom is asking for R13999. Is there any trustworthy retailer that selling it for less? I don't want to buy from a private person. I'm afraid of buying a blacklisted phone or a locked phone from someone who will default from paying his/her contract.
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    Windows Server 2008 - Prize giveaway

    Windows Server 2016 & Windows Server 2019’s enhanced security protects at the identity, OS, and virtualization layers to disrupt attacks and isolate vulnerable targets. Support is continuing until at least 2023.
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    Hong Kong extradition protests leave city in shock

    Yes. You are absolutely right. HK peoples often complaint about the mainlanders go to HK to deliver their babies there, so they can get residential right. I believe currently mainlanders still have to apply for permission to travel to and stay in HK for an extended period of time.
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    Hong Kong extradition protests leave city in shock

    It's true. Cantonese is the regional dialect of the Chinese province of Guangdong, where HK is situated. So naturally Hong Kong natives speak the same dialect. Learning Mandarin was not compulsory in school before 1997. My dad is from HK and he can't speak Mandarin at all. He also struggles with...
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    Hong Kong extradition protests leave city in shock

    You misread the history of HK. The city of Hong Kong comprises of three regions: the small Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Pensinula and the much bigger New Territories. Only the HK Island is signed over to the British Empire in perpetuity. Kowloon and New Territories are leased for 99 years. So...
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    2-4 USB ports rear panel bracket

    Hi all, Is there any retailer in South Africa that sells something like this? https://www.amazon.com/JIUWU-Motherboard-Expansion-Header-Bracket/dp/B00NMBXUXI Basically a PCI slot bracket with 2 or 4 USB ports that connect to 1 or 2 internal USB 2.0 headers on the motherboard.
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    Recommendation for Ryzen motherboard and case please

    Good point. I forget we have our "hardware tax" i.e. exchange rate, markup etc., even though the MSRP for 2600 and 3600 are the same US$199. Fortunatley I haven't yet order the CPU. I have already ordered the MB, ram, PSU and case.
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    Recommendation for Ryzen motherboard and case please

    As for my son's PC, I am going to get the 2200G for now and may upgrade it to 3600 when it's available here. There's no confirmed new feature of the upcoming B550 chipset, except may be PCIe4.0 support. So getting him a top tier B450 MB should be fine. X470/X570 is just too much for him...
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    Recommendation for Ryzen motherboard and case please

    If the leak about the entry level Ryzen 3000 beats 2700x is true, then buying a Ryzen 2600 will not make any sense. He's a kid. He like lights and buying skins for his virtual characters in games. I definitely doesn't want lights in my PC. I want a silent black non windowed case with 5.25 drive...
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    Recommendation for Ryzen motherboard and case please

    Sigh. This new gaming PC for my son seems to be more complicated than I initially thought. I was thinking of throwing an entry level AMD CPU, board and 8GB ram together. Now it has evolved into memory speed / timing etc. I have to adjust my budget slightly because my son wants the Phanteks...
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    Recommendation for Ryzen motherboard and case please

    After another night of research, I feel so out of date with the latest hardware stuff. Last time I built a PC was 2010 for a 2nd Gen core i5. Anyway, I found a post on reddit So an Australian guy managed to use the G.Skill ripjaws V 3200 kit on his ryzen and ran them at 3200 MHz. So they...
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    Recommendation for Ryzen motherboard and case please

    Yes, I guess I can drop the DVDRW. Budget for the case - < R1000
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    Recommendation for Ryzen motherboard and case please

    Hi all, After a bit of research, I can't find any cheapish compatible 3200MHz ram module. At least none of G.Skill 3200 modules at wootware are on Gigabyte / MSI /Asrock QVLs So I decide on this final configuration: CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 M/B: Asrock B450 PRO 4 RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2 x 8GB...
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    Recommendation for Ryzen motherboard and case please

    Thank you for all your inputs, guys. There's quite a lot of things to check out. Now when I checked my old machine, I don't have any extra adapter card in the PCIe slots anyway. I think I should get a cheapish micro ATX board with decent fast 3000 ram. I see some boards have complicated...
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    Recommendation for Ryzen motherboard and case please

    Good point. I just feel more comfortable to have a backup iGPU, in case the discrete GPU fails or i can remove the GPU when I give away the system. Well, my dad's core2duo system is failing. It gives him problems daily. I reinstalled windows quite a few times and it still shoots out random...
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    Recommendation for Ryzen motherboard and case please

    The Asrock one looks decent, but I'm used to having more than 1 PCIe slot on ATX board for further use/expansion. But then this system will be built for my son for gaming. I want to ask for an advice with regards to PSU as well. What PSU should I get? Modular one? He already have a 4GB...
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