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Ignorance is bliss! I am "perfectly happy" with 1440p right now. Because I haven't seen 4k gaming in person yet.

Exactly, never talk in absolutes, especially if you have never experienced the other thing.






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ZacAttack
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I ain't getting a dime back from the Fed or State, but I ain't having to pay a dime either, but I have some saved up, I was just glad I didn't have to pay anything, now I can get my parts and not have to sweat it out.

BTW: Is the B stock refurbished or what? That EVGA GTX 780 for 439 looks like a really good deal.






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LSU Coyote
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Yeah its a refurb, and a refurb could be just "changing the cooler because of a starch".

I wouldn't be scared of refurbs or used cards. They are have a factory warranty that will cover you.

EDT: You just missed the real deals though. They had 3 different types of 780s in B-stock for $419 and a 770 for $279.



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We use our refunds for student loans basically, chipping away





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Come on... Someone jump on this steal ASAP!






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LSU Coyote
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We use our refunds for student loans basically, chipping away


An older ex-coworker of mine still had $28K left to pay in student loans, at fckking 36yrs old. He finished at 25 and never paid them off in time.

He really has his life together.






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Damn we are ahead on them, they still stuck though





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LSU Coyote
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Damn we are ahead on them, they still stuck though

I'm lucky to never have had them. I hear horror stories from family and friends. The one time I got in trouble, all books and supplies for that year had been purchased with a credit card.

I maxed out the card and Citi shut down the account, luckily. About 2yrs later @ 23 I paid it off while working my first out of school job.






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ILikeLSUToo
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My student loans are paid. Still a decent chunk left on my wife's because she got her Master'$ degree.

Luckily, next year will be her 5th consecutive year teaching at a Title 1 school, after which she will have $5,000 of her loans forgiven, and we'll be pretty close to done paying them off.






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LSU Coyote
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Do almost all education jobs do this?

I wasn't aware of any such thing. Glad there is a program which helps us get qualified personnel into the classroom.






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I don't think they do that in Alabama, wish they did





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LSU Coyote
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I'm in the market for a new router. My Linksys 6500 is not cutting it. The thing terrible data rates and is starting to disconnect.

ASUS seems to have by far the best wireless routers on the market.

Who here owns an ASUS 66ac or 68ac?






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Side note, did you know the 3ds only accepts a bg signal and isn't even n compatible? That and my wife's laptop force me to use a mixed signal.





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ILikeLSUToo
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Do almost all education jobs do this?

I wasn't aware of any such thing. Glad there is a program which helps us get qualified personnel into the classroom.



You have to teach at a Title 1 school, which has 30% students from low-income families or something like that, for five years. In Baton Rouge, that's essentially every public school. You get even more loan forgiveness if you teach students with disabilities during that time, or if you are a "highly qualified" secondary math or science teacher at a Title 1 school.

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I don't think they do that in Alabama, wish they did



It's a federal program.



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bpfergu
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So I think I fried my PSU.

Breakers tripped in the room with my computer in it. I flipped breaker back and went to try to turn on computer and nothing. No fans. No noise. No lights. Took PSU out and tried hooking it up to another motherboard (just with the motherboard power cords) to see if there were any lights or if it started up and still nothing.

I know sometimes PSUs can be finnicky but am I screwed? Really don't want to have to deal with the month-long RMA process in a 2 month old PSU.






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bluebarracuda
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Which PSU?





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bpfergu
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Enermax Platimax 1350W





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brucevilanch
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Buy another one until the RMA comes through. Then sell one of them.






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LSU Coyote
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Buy another PSU and just RMA that PSU, then sell it.

What I don't understand is; a breaker tripping isn't a surge, the surge comes from you turning on the power.

Do you not have a surge protector and/or switched the PSU off?






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bpfergu
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Yeah I guess maybe I got my terms wrong. The breaker tripped while I was running the computer. It happened yesterday and I thought nothing of it. I had 3 different computers, a TV, etc all on the same breaker so I thought I simply had too much stuff on. It took my computer a couple minutes but it did finally turn on. Today it happened again while I had nothing but my miner running. Unfortunately this time the computer won't turn back on. The PSU won't even light up the mobo or run a single fan.

And yes I know I'm a moron in that I didn't have a surge protector hooked up to the computer. It was going straight to the outlet. Hopefully my PSU did its job and protected the rest of my components and I'll just mark this as a lesson-learned and buy a surge protector.






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