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Captain Chaos

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-5930K @ 4.5GHz
  • 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
    Klipsch R-41PM with Klipsch R-8SW subwoofer, Oehlbach cables and plugs
  • Operating System
    Linux Mint 18.3 MATE + Windows 7 Pro

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  1. Captain Chaos

    CMD and TWRP

    I have the same phone and flashed mine less than a month ago. Writing the full guide with links right now.
  2. Captain Chaos

    CMD and TWRP

    IIRC I didn't use USB debugging when I flashed my J3 (or my Tab2, S7 or S9+ for that matter), I simply went into developer options, flicked the "OEM Unlock" switch and used Odin to flash the recovery and ROM. No need for command line etc. I could write a full tutorial if needed.
  3. Captain Chaos

    Ideal fan configuration for Meshify C

    The Chromax fans come with 4 black, 4 red, 4 blue, 4 green and 4 yellow pads. On my main PC (a black and red build) I simply put the black pads against the case and the red ones in plain sight. Looks just perfect to me. And if you really want to put all corners in the same color you only need 1 set of pads (3 fans = 12 more pads needed). Given the rest of your spec list, I don't think you'd mind spending $10-ish (no idea on US prices, at my local shop they're €7.99 for a set of 16) on cosmetics. As for the anti-vibration mount set, I'd avoid that. The Meshify C doesn't use screw holes to mount the fans, it uses long cutouts. If you use the anti-vibration mounts, the fans will be able to slide up and down instead of being fixed in place. With only 3 fans and Fractal's build quality you'll barely notice any difference in noise levels anyway. As for the SilentWings3, I have no experience with those. I do have 6 SilentWings2 fans in my NAS and plan to put 3 more in my secondary rig's Define C (which is still running Fractal fans right now). No complaints apart from the mounting mechanisms ... which they fixed for the SW3.
  4. Captain Chaos


    Just looked it up, the manual describes that beep code as "Hardware component failure". So that's of little use. Seeing as you checked the GPU and RAM, it's safe to assume that reseating those won't help. Make sure the CPU power is connected (the 4+4 pin plug at the top of the motherboard, it's common even for experienced builders to forget that one). Also try to boot the PC with no SSD or hard drives attached. Try to boot with just 1 stick of RAM. If that fails, try the other one. When you go to your friend's house, also try his GPU. If the PC still doesn't boot without hard drives/SSDs and with his RAM and GPU, the only 2 suspects left are the motherboard and CPU.
  5. Captain Chaos

    Fan Setup Question

    I'd flip that front fan so that it functions as an intake (like it's supposed to do). That will solve most of your dust problems as well. Ideally you'd want to replace that rear 120mm with one that works. If budget is an issue, remove the rear fan and let the front fan do all the work. The case looks like it has sufficient ventilation at the back and top, so it should be able to get rid of quite a bit of heat without an active exhaust fan.
  6. Captain Chaos

    Long term archiving storage solution unpowered.

    Always try to make sure you have more than 1 medium. Also, I'd power up the drive every once in a while, used HDDs have been known to have issues when being left untouched for several years (motors locked up, heads stuck, that kind of stuff). Either way, with the amount of time you'll be leaving it in storage, flash is not an option. So no USB sticks or SSDs. You can get HDDs, go for cloud storage at a reliable provider (Pretty sure Google or Dropbox aren't going anywhere anytime soon), or burn it on M-disc Blu-rays (those are made specifically for long-term storage and should be good for 1000 years)
  7. Captain Chaos

    Facebook oopsie: 1.5mil people's contacts uploaded without consent

    I have a theory about that. Grab some tin foil. Joking aside, FB's data trove is far too valuable for the government to just shut it down. Oh, and then there's the issue of how it would disrupt things if FB were to disappear overnight.
  8. Captain Chaos

    Need help with MSI P67A-C45 (B3) board

    Not a fan of OC Genie. It turns up the multiplier all right, but it also increases the voltage (which is completely unnecessary for these CPUS, they don't OC far enough to need more voltage).
  9. Captain Chaos

    Dark Theme or Light Theme

    LTT Orange theme FTW
  10. Captain Chaos

    Are my CPU temps for the cooler I'm using?

    Idle temps are meaningless indeed. Also thermal paste can give a degree or two. How even the CPU's heatsink is also can make a difference. As long as it doesn't overheat on full load I wouldn't worry about it.
  11. Captain Chaos

    Need help with MSI P67A-C45 (B3) board

    It might be limited to 3.9 on all 4 cores, turboing up to 4.2 on a single core. That would be in line with my own i5-2500 which (on a Z77 board) does 3.8 on all 4 cores and 4.1 in single core loads. Perhaps you could push it to do 4.2 on all cores by turning off Turbo and/or Speedstep? I honestly didn't dig too deep into the overclocking options of mine, I merely turned up the multiplier (to x41) and called it a day.
  12. The case will take coolers up to 170mm. The DRP4 is 162.8mm, the D14 is 160mm with fans, the D15 is 165mm with fans. So yeah, those should fit just fine.
  13. A Bluray reader will be 5.25", a HDD cage is 3.5". So the reader simply will not fit ... at least not without some serious case modifications. If you rarely ever use one, I'd suggest getting an external reader.
  14. Another day, another Facebook privacy issue. Earlier this month there was a topic about how people signing up for a Facebook account were asked to enter their email passwords. It turns out that when people actually gave Facebook access to their mailbox, Facebook "unintentionally" uploaded their contact lists to their servers without even asking for their consent. This info was then used to let Facebook find out your social connections and recommend more friends to add. It is unclear if the data was also used for advertising purposes. Source : Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-uploaded-1-5-million-users-email-contacts-without-permission-2019-4?r=US&IR=T I'm honestly not even surprised anymore. I also have some serious doubts about this being unintentional. At least now that they got caught they will be deleting the info ... or so they say. Good luck finding out if they actually did.
  15. Captain Chaos

    How Do You Like to Dress?

    Does that outfit include a pearl necklace and cheap sunglasses?