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  1. I did try to run a 970 from the 600w PSU with lots of cable adaptors, but the wires going to the PSU got too hot to be safe. There is a 6 pin 12v connector going straight to the PSU and a few peripheral connections, however not enough to run a 6+8 pin card. I am looking into upgrading the power supply at some point, but I do want to squeeze some more life out of it. The PSU can put out 12v 26A, 5V 36A and 3.3V 30A So a slightly older spec with less wattage in the 12v rail. I could use a separate PSU Scrapyard wars style, for the GPU though. Basically I want to spend as little as possible but get the best results from a 24/7 machine. However I do understand if I want something powerful and reliable, I will have to spend money
  2. Anything under three digits really, the cheaper the better
  3. I am currently in accommodation where my power bill is free, so I am not too concerned about the efficiency of cards, but the price of initial purchase and the power it delivers. I have a machine with a 600w PSU, and a 6 pin 12v rail What cards are out there which are relatively cheap (used on eBay) but get enough points on FAH to be worth it? I do have space for 3 cards too, but limited by power supply issues Any help with this would be greatly appreciated
  4. I am not looking at putting serious data on this, I want to get my head around the software and understand it. If the hard drives break then I couldn't care less. I would prefer to RAID two almost dead drives with useless data on, with little knowledge of the system than two expensive drives, without knowing what I am doing I know that to have a solid backup system I will need to spend money on dedicated good hardware, this is just something I can do to gain experience
  5. I want to make a windows based server, for plex media and a NAS style storage system for family photos. I take apart old, free, computers from my dads work, and a few other places, the computers I get are usually old workstation style computers. I recycle the broken hardware, sell the components I don't need and keep the highest end stuff I get. I have a machine with: AMD Athlon X2 260 Nvidia GT 240 4GB RAM Storage: Samsung 850 pro 128gb ssd WD Blue 3tb WD Blue 1tb 2x Seagate Barracuda laptop 1tb (Basically brand new) Seagate Desktop 1tb WD Blue 250gb Samsung 160gb Seagate barracuda 80gb WD Caviar 40gb 2x Maxtor 80gb (IDE) Maxtor 40gb(IDE) Ideally what I want to do is use up all of these drives in some form of RAID system as the lower capacity drives are obviously worn quite a bit and are on their last legs. I would like some of the SSD to be used as a chase sort of system too, for quick transfer of smaller files, if at all possible. I would also prefer not to buy any additional hardware, I just want to mess around with NAS/server style systems before I spend a lot of money on a better system (All drives equal capacity and dedicated hardware). But in the meantime I would like to discover some of the NAS options I have. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!
  6. I take apart old computers which are listed as broken on eBay to try and salvage some components and put together a working machine (actual dead hardware goes to recycling) So I have a load of different hard drives, with different speeds/makes/capacities and I was wondering if there is any form of NAS software which will just take all of these drives and shove them together as a larger volume. I know that speeds and latencies will be terrible, but I just want to squeeze some life out of older hard drives and have some sort of external storage system to mess around with. I also know that it would be MUCH better to buy new NAS hard drives which are exactly the same and out them into a machine and use some proper software, but for me that would just cost too much at this stage, I just want something to play around with and build my knowledge Any help would be much appreciated
  7. I thought it would be something along these lines. So you are saying that adding another GPU to this setup (if it works at all) would make no difference in game at all
  8. I am asking this out of pure curiosity as a proof of concept so to speak (but also would be willing to try it) I have a mini ITX board, which only has one PCIe slot for one GPU, however the board has two m.2 slots, one of which is being used for an SSD and one which is free. I am aware of adaptors which take an m.2 connection and convert it to a PCIe connection. However I am curious what would happen if you were to run two identical GPUs in SLI/crossfire. One GPU running from the m.2 slot and the other from the regular PCIe. Would this improve in game performance over one GPU, would this "double" FAH scores ect
  9. Yeah, that's what I think I will do. I was just wondering if anyone knows of a smaller cable that doesn't need three adaptors to make, as space is at a premium. Thanks a bunch for your help though!
  10. Unfortunately there are no internal USB 2.0 headers
  11. Definitely! I have looked everywhere however and there is no one single cable which takes internal USB 3.1 to Micro USB. Apart from tinkering around a little with a few cables, there is nothing I can find.
  12. That is a Micro USB to USB-C. What I need is a USB 3.1 to Micro USB. I need it to connect from the motherboard straight into the AIO pump. Imagine connecting all of the products in the images together here
  13. Yep, but there is no simple USB 3.1/3.0 to micro USB connector (which I can find), without having to plug adaptors into adaptors
  14. I am upgrading my PC a little bit, my current PC has had no issues with fan configurations as it is a "regular" style case. However I am upgrading to a phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV SHIFT X, which has a strange airflow system. I will be using a 280mm radiator in the front. I am not too sure which airflow configuration will have the best performance in terms of internal temperatures and dust management. I will have a regular GPU (not watercooled) with hopefully a modest overclock too. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated
  15. I have recently bought a new system, with an ROG STRIX Z270-I GAMING and Corsair H115i platinum. -The motherboard only has one USB 3 internal connector and one USB 3.1 internal connector. Problem is that the AIO cooler needs a micro-usb connection, and there is an adaptor, however it is only USB 2, physically incompatible with USB 3 headers. I want a simple USB 3/3.1 internal header to micro USB connection, without having to buy a load of bulky adaptors, as I have very little cable management space (Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV SHIFT X) Any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated :)