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ScarletStar

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  1. I'm using a Corsair K70 (the older version with the tribal logo, which is kinda peeling off...Don't ask ne why) and a Logitech MX Master (Yeah not a gaming mouse...) No headset (yet).
  2. My sister is running with Intel Graphics right now. But she wants to start doing CAD work for university soon, so a new graphics card is hugely beneficial. I'm still largely fine with my GTX670 for now
  3. Unfortunately I just finished university, so no access to the really big projectors in the lecture halls when they're not in use anymore. So this would be just perfect. A bit too late for some outdoor soccer EU cup viewing with friends but some gaming sessions in a subway station would be cool ....until the police comes lol
  4. I would give my sister a Microsoft Band 2 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0163CQBHE/ref=twister_B016951IQ4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Shes a bit of a fitness freak, goes running anf cycling a lot. She still uses a Fitbit Flex right now I think. which is nothing more than a pedometer. So getting her something with more advanced features like GPS, heart rate sensor etc. would probably be a brilliant idea. As she's using a Windows Phone, this band seems to be the locigal choice.
  5. Username: ScarletStar https://www.vessel.com/videos/JYZEYDYx0 https://www.vessel.com/videos/G-DUjgUyY
  6. Files to put on SSD: Files that are frequently read but not written (OS files, Programs that are used often) Files you want to load quickly (OS files, Programs that are used often) Files to NOT put on a SSD: Big files that are frequently written (If you frequently download HD videos, put the download directory on a HDD) Files that don't need to load quickly (for example videos, music, photos) Very big programs that you don't have the space for on the SSD (games) If you have a lot of RAM you could also put the Temp directory on a RAMDisk, force your browser to keep the cache in RAM, extract archives directly to the destination (instead of to Temp, then move to destination) etc. to minimize write access on the SSD. But that's just for hardcore users, normal users shouldn't really have a problem with an SSD dying too quickly nowadays.
  7. This is perfect. I have a PC (I built it almost 2 years ago) with: Samsung XP941 M.2 SSD (OS is on this one), Samsung 830 SSD WD Greens in 6TB, 4TB and 2TB (WD20EARS, WDD40EZRX, WD60EZRX) WD10EAVS as USB Backup drive for Windows File History and Image Backups. My system is already pretty optimized when running. Like Linus suggested I already added Steam directories to the 4TB drive and the Samsung SSD for games that have ridiculous loading times. The only programs that run off the HDDs are Steam games and Origin, none of which load at startup. All my user directories are also on the 4TB drive. So it might be the case that Windows needs to access this drive at boot. I'd like for the OS to not spin up the HDDs until I actually want to access them. I got an ASUS X97 Pro WiFi/AC board, and I already configured the BIOS to not look for any drive than the boot drive. That works wonderfully and POST time is about 2 seconds, so I can't even see it before the screen goes on. But Windows 8.1 then spins up the drives. With the 4 drives it takes almost 40 seconds until I can log in. How can I prevent Windows from spinning up the HDDs? I tried setting the PUIS/PM2 jumper on the drives but as far as I can tell, they still spin up when Windows is loading. And somehow it killed the drivers on the 6TB drive and Windows didn't see it. It took me quite a while to figure out to reinstall the driver in device manager. Until then I almost thought it killed my drive. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.
  8. Nice! I actually don't need a new PC, but my sister wants to build one. Would be the perfect gift for her.
  9. I've been a subscriber for a while now and I totally love the videos you guys do. You guys helped me a lot in building my own PC. Thank you so much and keep up the good work.
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