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Captain Chaos

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About Captain Chaos

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    Veteran

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  • Gender
    Male

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-5930K @ 4.2GHz (it can do 4.6, but I don't want to push it just yet)
  • Motherboard
    MSI X99A Gaming 7
  • RAM
    32GB (4x 8GB) Kingston HyperX Savage DDR4-2666
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X 11G
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R5, windowless
  • Storage
    Samsung 960PRO 512GB + Samsung 950PRO 256GB + Samsung 840EVO 1TB (+ 21TB NAS)
  • PSU
    Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W
  • Display(s)
    2x Acer Predator XB271HU (27" 1440p 165Hz IPS)
  • Cooling
    BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3, 3x Noctua NF-A14 PWM Chromax 140mm case fans
  • Keyboard
    Logitech K740 illuminated
  • Mouse
    Logitech G700s + Logitech M570 Trackman
  • Sound
    Bose Companion 5
  • Operating System
    Linux Mint 18.3 MATE + Windows 7 Ultimate
  1. Wake me up when that one has functionality to choose which cookies to keep and which to delete. That was my main reason for using CCleaner, it was just a convenient way to keep certain cookies while clearing all the others. I just did a quick check and mine also updated from 5.13 to 5.46. No pop-up, no warning. Guess I'll have to somehow figure out how to handle selective cookie deletion in the future. Time to look up how to write .bat scripts ...
  2. this pc building guide that verge made is unbarable

    What the ... How the ... This has got to be a joke, right? Either that or I'm currently having one of these really weird dreams again.
  3. PSA: A reminder on why you should maintain copies of movies

    Tell them you made the copy while on holiday in Belgium. Having a copy and even the act of copying itself is perfectly legal over here, just as long as you actually own the original.
  4. PSA: A reminder on why you should maintain copies of movies

    Those are rookie numbers Almost all video are 1:1 DVD and Blu-Ray rips. Those tend to take up space, but not as much as the hard copies take up in my closet. ----- On-topic: I had the same problem a while ago with some songs I purchased at 7digital. After a song somehow got corrupted (probably bitrot, this was prior to building the NAS), I wanted to download a fresh copy only to find out that it wasn't in my library anymore. Further investigation showed that several songs I purchased from them were gone. Good thing I kept all the receipts. I contacted their helpdesk and it turned out to be a matter of expired licenses too. Thankfully I found a fresh copy of that song "elsewhere".
  5. PSA: A reminder on why you should maintain copies of movies

    Pretty sure it's somewhere in fine print on page 845 of the EULA
  6. edge to edge ... except for the 3 ft of black bezel and frame next to the screen.
  7. 100% renewable energy, renewable materials ... yeah, but in the meantime you're needlessly shredding machines that are perfectly repairable, creating tons of waste.
  8. Is it just me or is the sound completely out of sync with the video? EDIT : F5 did the trick ... for now
  9. What should I do with broken IMAC

    Yeah. Do you have some gasoline and a box of matches? There's no way for most people to know if Apple has built in protections to prevent the PSU from damaging the rest of the components. I'd assume they didn't. Personally I'd get in touch with an unauthorized repair shop and see if they can use it for parts and are willing to pay anything for it.
  10. my power supply exploded

    Doesn't matter what caused it, when a PSU fails it's better to just throw it away and get a new one. Oh, and don't ever open a PSU. The capacitors can hold a charge for months, and that charge can kill you. FYI :
  11. EA Under Criminal Investigation by Belgian Government

    They probably expect the income from these lootboxes to be higher than the fines they get.
  12. Can a faulty PSU damage other components?

    I had to give back all the P7's cables when I RMA'ed it (probably to avoid issues with the different pin layout), so that couldn't have been an issue. The first P9 really was DOA, it was tested by the shop and found to be outputting too little voltage on one of the rails. Not sure which one, they didn't tell and I didn't really care as long as they gave me a new one right away. Didn't know that one was made by Seasonic. Oh well, fingers crossed that this one doesn't fail anytime soon. Thanks for the info though. I guess I'll need to look much harder at what PSUs I buy and who actually makes them. I knew that many brands outsource that kind of stuff, but never really looked into it.
  13. Can a faulty PSU damage other components?

    Dark Power Pro P7 850W : bought in December 2009, transferred over to my oldest rig when I built that one in 2011. In April 2012 it developed unstable voltage when cold, causing the PC to constantly reboot the first 5-10 minutes depending on how cold it was. RMA'ed in May 2012. After 2 weeks I got a full refund so I bought a Dark Power Pro P9 650W, which turned out to be DOA. The replacement for that one is now in my oldest rig, which has barely been used since early 2015. So far so good on that one. Dark Power Pro 10 850W : bought October 2014, developed unstable voltage last winter, causing the GPU to temporarily drop out at random and eventually caused the entire PC to reboot under load (when drawing 450W+ from the wall). Replaced in February 2018 with Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W. I spent the next 4 months regularly calling my PC store to ask for updates on the RMA, but they never got a reply from BeQuiet. In June I received a full refund. It's a good thing that I replaced it before sending it in, imagine having to wait for 4 months with a non-functioning PC. The only model that I didn't have issues with is the Straight Power 10 CM 500W in my NAS, but then again I've only had that one since February 2016. FYI I'm not hating on BeQuiet. Every CPU here has a BeQuiet cooler (a DRP3, a Shadow Rock 2 and a Pure Rock Slim) and I have 14 SilentWings2 fans as well. I'm perfectly happy with those. But their PSUs ... I've just had too many issues with those to buy them again, especially considering how long the last RMA took.
  14. Can a faulty PSU damage other components?

    I've had BeQuiet PSUs in all 3 personal rigs that I've built in the past 7 years. All rigs are still in use, but I've had to RMA 2 of the PSUs already because they failed to maintain a steady voltage after 2-3 years. One of the replacements was DOA as well. After the last failure, I decided to keep them until they die, then replace them with Seasonics.
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