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Comment reply on Forum Topic "So sad"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it just depends on the generation. But yeah, for the most part it does seem to go that way.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So sad"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Good point. I don't personally have experience with SLI. I'm sure it'll be just fine.

You could try waiting a little longer and see if the GPU prices settle down a little bit. There are rumors of Nvidia releasing their next series this year.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 3 2200g and Ryzen 5 2400g"

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

Why would you request something that isn't released yet? PCPP has always been really good about adding stuff when it's actually released.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So sad"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it's definitely overkill, haha. I'm definitely jealous, though!

Maybe just get one GPU? You're probably not really going to see the performance of SLI - some games actually run worse in SLI.

I bet you saved up for a long time for this. I'm finding myself in a similar situation (as are a lot of gamers). My wife finally asked me to upgrade her computer so that she can play some stuff with me, but even a GTX 1050 is around $200. Stupid crypto-miners.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So sad"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this just for gaming?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Star Wars Spoilers"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Episode I is the first movie in the prequel trilogy, which was made after the original trilogy. So, Episodes IV, V, & VI were made from 1977 to 1983. The prequels - episodes I, II, & III - were made from 1999 to 2005.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Server Build"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I just read the manual. You also need to make sure you have RAM going to both processors. Right now, you have all slots filled for CPU1 but nothing filled for CPU2. And I confirmed that you do in fact need power going to both CPUs.

Take a look at page 2-14. There's a lot of good info there. I also think you need different RAM altogether. It appears that this motherboard either supports up to 256GB of RDIMM ECC DDR4 or 1024GB LRDIMM DDR4. Check their website for specific RAM that's supported and tested.

Another good resource on RAM: https://www.supermicro.com/support/resources/memory/X10_memory_config_guide.pdf

EDIT: CPU power connector info can be found on page 2-25 of the motherboard manual.

In case you don't have the manual: https://www.supermicro.com/manuals/motherboard/C600/MNL-1701.pdf

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PCIe wifi-bluetooth-lan-etc. etc. etc. Which and why (and how much $ for it)?!"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have any recommendations because I go wired for everything, but I will say that you need to make sure your router can support the wireless speeds you're hoping to get. Not only the speeds, but also the range.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Server Build"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Your video link is broken. I'm guessing it's because you're linking to something we'd need to be logged into for.

I might be mistaken, but I believe each CPU needs a power connector, but I only see one in the picture.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "win 10 vs 7 vs 8.1 for a gaming desktop"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends. Is the operating system OEM? If not, then yes it's legal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "win 10 vs 7 vs 8.1 for a gaming desktop"

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, also there's still a way to upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10. Ever use "assistive technology?" Maybe you use the magnifier from time to time.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade

Totally legit, straight from Microsoft. The only real requirement is that you have a valid license for Windows 7, 8, or 8.1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "win 10 vs 7 vs 8.1 for a gaming desktop"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

You say that you have an old computer with Windows 7? Try to transfer the license from that PC onto your new one. Ta-da. No money spent. ...Of course this does mean that the old computer will get un-licensed, so be aware of that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Inherited workstation with issues"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are good specs. You shouldn't be seeing any performance issues. I recommend installing a fresh version of Windows. Obviously back up any important data beforehand as a fresh install will erase the C:\ drive.

After installing Windows, make sure to get all the necessary drivers from the motherboard manufacturer's website.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone else hyped about the new Assassin's Creed?"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I started with Brotherhood because I didn't know anything about the previous games at the time. I must say that I'm glad I started with that one and not the first couple as they were a lot more boring in my opinion. I haven't played much of any of the newer games, but that's not because I didn't like the AC series...there were just more interesting stuff.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "VPN noob"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, using a VPN will prevent your ISP from being able to track what you do online. Basically, all they will be able to see is a lot of data going to and from the IP address of your VPN, but the actual traffic is encrypted. Most VPNs will boast that they do not keep logs so that your data is safe in case the authorities ask them for it.

I personally use NordVPN. Haven't had any issues.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone else hyped about the new Assassin's Creed?"

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

I do find the trailers pretty funny. Looking forward to it? Meh...I might buy it if it gets good reviews. Most gamers have learned now to not trust Ubisoft. They're known for releasing games that aren't quite finished just because they need to meet the deadline.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Does Black Friday usually have an impact on build price?"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't mean any offense by it. I actually do find it entertaining that I see this question every year. Never said the question was a stupid one or anything like that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Does Black Friday usually have an impact on build price?"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Funny how this question comes up every year.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Second build, can't fully power on PC."

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Check the power connection to the CPU.

As for the second half of your question, just download the OS and create a bootable USB from Microsoft. It's totally legal. Just make sure to hold on to the license because it'll ask for it when you install (although, technically it'll let you install without the key, but you'll need it at some point).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SATA devices disappear from BIOS when set up as RAID."

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tips. I've given up on hardware RAID because I'm 99% positive that this is actually a driver issue and I was unable to find a driver for ESXi. Not surprising really, since ESXi is meant to be used in data centers and they don't really care about consumers as much. I actually had to make a custom ISO for the installation media because ESXi wouldn't allow me to complete the installation without a network driver (which was included in the custom ISO).

Hadn't done hardware RAID before, so this was a good experience. It's too bad that I have to stick with software RAID, but oh well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hyperthreading hiccup..."

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Hyperthreading is the primary difference between the i5 and the i7. Other than that, they're almost the same.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Pre-built $1000-$1200"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Where do you live? If you have a Costco nearby, they usually have pretty good deals. Unfortunately, their deals aren't always listed online. Other than that, I'd recommend Fry's.

Everyone else here will probably tell you to build your own, but I understand if you don't want to. However, if you're interested, you can check out the Create A Part List For Me forum.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ultra SFF Build, will WIndows 10 run off a flash drive successfully without issue"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does it need to be Windows?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ultra SFF Build, will WIndows 10 run off a flash drive successfully without issue"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries. I hadn't heard of the NFC S4 before, so I'm glad we had this conversation. =P ...Even if I did get a little defensive, hahaha.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ultra SFF Build, will WIndows 10 run off a flash drive successfully without issue"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, sure. Something like that. Refer back to my original comment where I said he could use an M.2 SSD (the NUC can fit 2 of those). You were the one that brought up the 2.5" form factor, haha.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ultra SFF Build, will WIndows 10 run off a flash drive successfully without issue"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

http://nfc-systems.com/s4-mini/

That one? It has room. Looks like you can actually get two in there.

And don't tell me that I haven't looked into the SFF market. That's just rude. I actually have 2 mini-ITX builds at home.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ultra SFF Build, will WIndows 10 run off a flash drive successfully without issue"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Uhh...really? I can't think of a single case that can't fit a 2.5" drive...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ultra SFF Build, will WIndows 10 run off a flash drive successfully without issue"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't imagine that being a good idea if you can. Windows doesn't load the whole OS into RAM, so it would run really slow off of a USB drive. OP would need a motherboard and SSDs are small enough, I don't think it would make this "super SFF" too big.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ultra SFF Build, will WIndows 10 run off a flash drive successfully without issue"

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahaha, I think OP knows you need a processor. Sounds more like he was asking if you can use a USB flash drive as a hard drive.

My answer would be - probably not. However, you could get a motherboard that supports M.2 SSDs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do I clone a RAID 0 to a larger single drive"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Let's get this straight...

Current setup:

Item Capacity
Samsung SSD 250GB
Samsung SSD 250GB
Total 500GB

Desired setup:

Item Capacity
? SSD 250GB (?)
? HDD 2048GB
Total 2298GB

I'm just a little confused on your desired setup. First of all, how big is the SSD? Secondly, are you wanting that to be mixed into RAID 0?
I can't recommend this setup because if one disk fails, you lose everything. Not to mention it seems strange to have a mix of SSDs with HDDs in RAID setup.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SSD HDD computer slow down"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally agree. I'm in the habit of reinstalling Windows every year or so. Over time, we tend to have applications that just hang around not being used. I find that the best way to get all the unnecessary applications off of my computer is to start from scratch. Just don't forget to have important data backed up somewhere (which is something that should be done anyway)!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can anyone suggest which VPN provider is best so far?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't recommend any as I haven't been using one, but I have been looking into Nord VPN and they look really good. Curious to know if anyone else here uses them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Configuring/Tuning Netgear Nighthawk router"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't, sorry. I could search Amazon and look for the highest reviews, but all my computers are either wired or using the built-in WiFi adapters, so I don't have any that I could personally recommend.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Configuring/Tuning Netgear Nighthawk router"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I would definitely suggest upgrading the WiFi adapter on the all-in-one. I'd just get an inexpensive USB adapter.

As for wired, it's a little hard to test if your router is giving you gigabit speeds; but I suppose it doesn't really matter if it is since your ISP connection is capped at 100 mb/s anyway. Which is super common, by the way. I really hate the ISP monopoly going on. Most cities only have two or three providers to choose from, which really doesn't allow for competition very well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Configuring/Tuning Netgear Nighthawk router"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Your router is gigabit (wired) and so is your network adapter on the motherboard, so you should be getting close to 800 mb/s. What does your networking situation look like aside from these two components? Any switches or patch panels that might be bottlenecking you? How is your house wired? Or are you going directly to the router with nothing in between?

To me, it sounds like you need to pay for faster speeds from your ISP (if available).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2x4 or 1x8"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Single Channel and Dual Channel is the difference. Also, different upgrade options. With a single 8GB stick, you can upgrade to 16GB easier.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this website still legit for building a PC?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah yes, the good 'ol days, hahaha. I do miss being a regular, but I'm simply too busy. Maybe one day when I have a regular desk job again.

I'm at a desk quite a bit these days at work, but I'm not sure what their policy is on web browsing, so I keep it to a minimum.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ethernet Cable fire hazard?!?!?!"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This guy gives the gist of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hx6kroDpd4

I personally see the value in running more than one cable at a time, in which case, you should drill larger holes. There's also something to be said about patch panels and switches, but he didn't mention either of those in this video. Oh, and don't cut the wall with a box cutter. That's just silly. They have drywall knives for like, $10 or less.

Things he didn't talk about that he probably should:

  • Cable tester
  • Crimping tool (possibly not needed if you just buy pre-made patch cables)
  • Patch Panel (Because all those wires should lead somewhere)
  • Switch
  • Keystone jacks - he kind of touched on it, but I think more details would be nice
  • Fish tape - might be necessary if you need the wire to go up or sideways

Anyway, there are multiple ways to do this, but I believe there is a right way.

Have fun!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 wont delete everything?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not just reinstall Windows?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this website still legit for building a PC?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Is this website still legit...

Too legit to quit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mouse randomly freezes."

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Might be worth it to make a trip to Walmart (or whatever store you have nearby that sells mice) and just buy a cheapo mouse. Obviously keep the receipt and packaging so that you can take it back. Or just keep it as a backup.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Addition] Why doesn't this website have any HGST HDDs?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I had wondered this, too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mouse randomly freezes."

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a shame. Do you have another mouse to hold you off? Actually, it would be good to know if you had the same issue with another mouse. If you don't, then you can really assume that the Razer is bad. However, if both mice have the same issues, then it actually doesn't sound like the Razer is the problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mouse randomly freezes."

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to suggest a different USB port, but I see that you've already tried that. Given everything that you've tried, I think it's safe to assume it's just a bad mouse. Not saying that the Razer Mamba TEs are ALL bad, but you know what they say - there's always a few bad eggs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Nsf extension file"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I ask why you'd need to? .nfs files are made by a network file system, correct? Aren't they just temporary files that are used by the file system?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Removing Win10"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's going to a new motherboard, you should call Microsoft to have it released from your old motherboard. They have an automated system that's pretty quick and easy. As long as it's a retail version and not an OEM version, it should work just fine.

Also, if I were you, I wouldn't just "delete" Windows and keep all your old files. The best thing to do would be to back up the important files, wipe the whole drive clean, then put the important files back on. Just remember that any programs should not be kept - reinstall those with the new hardware.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Options"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe just use Windows without a key for a little while? It should last long enough for you to be able to save up another $100 for a license. Actually, I'm not even sure there's really a set limit on the "evaluation period."

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is 3.1 USB Not Popular?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably. I feel like there aren't enough consumer (prebuilt) PCs with a 3.1 port, so flash drive manufacturers probably haven't been putting the 3.1 interface into full production yet. The longer things sit on the shelf, the less they're worth. If manufacturers went into full production right now, they would most likely lose money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What Are Your Other Hobbies Besides Computers?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice man! I wrote a bit in high school and loved it. I also lacked the attention span to write more than. Just a short story. I think the longest story I wrote was about 30 pages. I haven't written anything in probably four years, though. =(

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What Are Your Other Hobbies Besides Computers?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice. I started learning on Java last year, but I definitely enjoy JavaScript more. While coding is a very small part of my major, it's definitely one of my favorite parts.

I don't think I could do it professionally, but I'm excited to keep learning. =)

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