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    Apple Announces M1 Ultra CPU, Mac Studio and Studio Display

    Does AppleCare Cover SSD's? So for example, If I got a Mac Studio & wrote/deleted tons of files over the span of 2 years & after 24 months the SSD dies/was no longer good, would Apple still replace the Mac Studio? Or would they consider it "normal wear/tear" like a car's brake pads & not cover it?
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    Western Digital 2TB WD Blue PC Hard Drive for $49.99

    Seems like the 4GB drive at $72.99 would be more useful & a better deal: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087QTVCHH/?tag=tonymacx86com-20 double the capacity, 50% more cost :mrgreen:
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    Yeston & Visiontek LP RX 560 4GB Graphics Card now available

    No way would i consider paying $240 for an RX560, even if it had a DP. Don't care where the market is at with pricing. Luckily, I have a GTX 1650 to tide me over until AMD releases Ryzen 5000 desktop APU's. That will be my next "video card" purchase. I don't do as much gaming as I used to, so...
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    New Apple Silicon Macs for 2021: Redesigned iMac and a Mac Pro mini

    Well, this could be interesting: https://www.techpowerup.com/277399/qualcomm-reportedly-developing-apple-m1-competitor-dubbed-snapdragon-sc8280
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    New Apple Silicon Macs for 2021: Redesigned iMac and a Mac Pro mini

    I'm done with Hackintoshing, ever since Apple announced the M1 Macs. It's a platform that's slowly dying. It may not be apparent today, but it's moving in that direction, and It's a direction I don't intend to move in. Whether that's 6 months or 2 years from now. I currently have a custom built...
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    New HP IPS 24" Monitor with DP for $109.99 at Amazon

    The monitor is great - really like it. Screen seems a bit more sharper than the ASUS 27" I had, which had a .31mm dot pitch & VA panel as opposed to this HP which has .27mm IPS panel. There a little light bleed on the bottom right side of the panel but nothin major. I also like the controls on...
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    New HP IPS 24" Monitor with DP for $109.99 at Amazon

    Thanks trs96! :clap: I went ahead & jumped on 1. If I like it, which I think I should (I've had HP monitors in the Past) I might get another 1 & then sell my 27" 144Hz ASUS. Then would stick both on a dual desk mount. I don't game alot, so 75Hz is the bare minimum I would accept on a monitor...
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    Inateck M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter for NVME SSDs

    Thanks, but looks like the one supports only 1 NVMe & 1 SATA. Looking for a card that supports 2 NVMe.
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    Inateck M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter for NVME SSDs

    Does anyone know if there is a card like this that supports 2 M.2 NVMe drives, preferably PCIe x16 or x8 electrical interface, low profile? I've looked over Amazon & NewEgg but haven't been able to fond anything. Asus seems to have something for about $50 but It's high profile & has a fan...
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    Apple Previews macOS 11.0 Big Sur - Available Fall 2020

    I've gone to Linux, mostly Pop OS! or Mint. It may not be as easy to use as macOS but I can run more games on Linux, especially, Windows games easier on it, since Catalina Killed 32 bit support. I'll reconsider hackintoshing again if that becomes possible on ARM-compatible hardware. I'm assuming...
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    Apple Previews macOS 11.0 Big Sur - Available Fall 2020

    It will be interesting to see how cheap/expensive the first ARM based Mac will be - Mac Mini? I think this is the beginning of the end of Intel Hackintoshes. It's possible the future will bring ARM-based Hackintoshes???
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    Gigabyte's Z490 Motherboard Lineup Shows Up Early

    It'll be interesting to see how macOS compatible those Intel 2.6GbE NICs will be.
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    Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming build with working NVRAM

    So if you have a Gigabyte motherboard, and you have a CFG lock/unlock option in your UEFI/BIOS, do you still have to go through the MSR unlock procedure?
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    $55 mATX Case with Hinged Glass Side Panel - The DLM21 by Darkflash

    Really well, except had a hard time connecting the 8-pin & 4-pin ATX power cables to the motherboard, along with a fan connector on the top rear corner of my Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming mobo. Not really the fault of the case. There is plenty of space to route those cables, however the Scythe Mugen 5...
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    $55 mATX Case with Hinged Glass Side Panel - The DLM21 by Darkflash

    I'll actually building my Hack today, as soon as I go to Micro Center, install Win10 to test, then install Catalina, I'll report back in a couple of days. I'm debating getting 6 120mm Arctic Cooling F12 Fluid Dynamic Bearing PWM Case Fans with the white fan blades. MC has them for $9 each...
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