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About 259844_1454182107

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  • Birthday 1996-06-13

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    The Mostly United Kingdom of Great Britain and NI
  • Interests
  • Biography
    Just another mindless drone on the internet.
  • Occupation
    Aspiring professional web surfer


  • CPU
    R7 2700
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    32GB (4x8GB) Kingstone HyperX Fury 2666MHz
  • GPU
    Palit GTX 1070
  • Case
    Fractal design meshify C
  • Storage
    SSDs and a HDD
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
    Acer XG270HU, BM320
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110i GTX
  • Keyboard
    Razer Black Widow TE
  • Mouse
    Razer Naga 2014
  • Sound
    Sennhesier 598 SE
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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  1. Hi Andreas, Thanks for the quick reply. That was type of cable I was thinking of but thought I'd check before pulling the trigger. You think it'd work? Is there any way to use lines 1 and 2? Alex
  2. Hi all, So firstly I am not an audio connections whizz so apologies if this is a silly question but... Its a bit unconventional but I got some studio monitors and a Q802 mixer on the cheap and want to use the mixer to allow me to play back music from my PC, Bluetooth devices (using 3.5mm BT receiver) and my Echo. Issue is that each of these devices I understand to output an unbalanced stereo signal where the mixer accepts one balanced/unbalanced mono input or two balanced/unbalanced inputs for stereo. I would like to maintain the stereo sound where possible so would it be possible to use a 1/8th inch TRS (stereo unbalanced) to dual 1/4 inch TS (mono unbalanced) connectors? Is there a way to use a single connector for unbalanced stereo rather than balanced mono? I have tried connecting the output of my computer to the input of the mixer but there is obviously the audio distortion created from it trying to balance the two stereo tracks against each other. I have tried to search on forums but don't know if I am the only one trying this or if I am just not searching for the right thing Feel free to tell me its a stupid idea but any feedback would be much appreciated. Also if any further details would help please let me know Many thanks Alex
  3. Ah thanks for the suggestion, its giving me this error but as its not urgent I'll probably just leave it another six months and try again unless there's a way around this .
  4. Sorry if this is the wrong section. So I first set up my forum account using my Steam login but now want to access the floatplane site. Is there any way to get a login for Floatplane using username/email and password from a forum Steam account? I don't mind switching to an email login but it says I need a password which I obviously don't have. I would just set up a new account but I've already paid for my subscription... Many TIA.
  5. Thanks for the suggestion. In addition to the problem of SATA ports I am also restricted on drive bays and SATA power. Do you think it would be worth investing to get my main PC to pull double duty over having a separate NAS?
  6. Hi all, Firstly I know its a bit overkill. So here's the situation. I have 3x3TB new(ish) Seagate HDDs in my main PC. 2 in RAID1 for important info, 1 for games and other stuff. I have recently collected 4x2TB with varying levels of moderate/high use, and yes I know not to trust them...but I'm a student and they were cheap. I am looking to reuse some old parts to build a dedicated NAS device, so I can use all the dries. I have dabbled in freeNAS, but also like the familiarity of Windows. I have just over 1TB of 'mission-critical' data (strong redundancy and some speed for writes) and 2-3TB of other stuff primarily games I want downloaded but am not playing (some redundancy minimum gigabit reads, writes can be slowish) although both of those are only going to increase. They would all be running off a Z97 MoBo onboard SATA controller which I have confirmed to work with all the drives. So I am leaning towards Windows, with a RAID 10 of 2TB drives for non-critical data and RAID 1 3TB drives + 1 standalone. Can anyone think of a better configuration? I have 16GB of non-ECC RAM, which doesn't lend itself particularly well to freeNAS from what I've heard. It seems like for the price of another 16GB of RAM (~£100) or God forbid 32GB of ECC (~£300) I could get a lot of other hardware. I would want to be able to create 'folders' with read-only access for sharing photos and games with friends. I ideally would also be able to assign users space with individual read and write access for the back up of their personal data. Any other OSs worth taking a look at? I distrust RAID5, but how about a couple more drives and a RAID6/Z2 for the 2TB drives? Would SSDs be of any use either as a cache, or standalone storage? Any thoughts questions or comments would be greatly appreciated. Mission critical data: 700GB Basically archived pictures 100GB of files and documents (mostly archived some frequently accessed) 300GB of videos and project files (would just be for archives) Many thanks in advance, Alex
  7. Sorry I missed this, G2 P2 T2 they're all much of a muchness AFAIK (obviously aside from a small power saving). I hope you enjoy it, it's a pretty baller system.
  8. I just picked an Asus motherboard due to personal preference but feel free to switch it out with any other one with features you like
  9. PCPartPicker part list: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/cfmNFd Price breakdown by merchant: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/cfmNFd/by_merchant/ CPU: AMD RYZEN 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor (€343.94 @ Mindfactory) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (€122.89 @ Amazon Deutschland) Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard (€165.94 @ Amazon Deutschland) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (€137.84 @ Mindfactory) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€171.70 @ Mindfactory) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€80.72 @ Mindfactory) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 Video Card (€851.56 @ Mindfactory) Case: NZXT S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (€107.83 @ Mindfactory) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Total: €1982.42 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-24 16:08 CEST+0200
  10. I swear by the Sennheiser 598SEs. They are a bit pricey, but can be had on sale for around $110-$130 or less
  11. The difference would effectively be 1080p vs 4K vs 4K (rendered down to 1080p). 1080p from 4K looks much better than native 1080p but whether its worth the difference is for you to decide. Bear in mind this is comparing max settings at both resolutions so a 1050 couldn't push that at upscaled 4K or natively. Screenshots were taken with FRAPs in game in JC3 4K screenshot re-rendered at 1080p Native 4K screenshot 1080p screenshot
  12. 1x8GB RAM cheaper PSU cheaper SSD Z270 MoBo for OCing Same case which I assume you like. Doesn't really seem to be much between the builds except you can get more with Skylake, and you may choose 240GB SSD plus 1TB HDD over 500GB SSD. My personal recommendation would be to splash another $30 and get the 850 EVO and the Seasonic PSU, and only change the mobo out for a Z270 mATX one. PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xfgfkT Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xfgfkT/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($238.84 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($16.89 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($50.98 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Blue 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.89 @ OutletPC) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($50.98 @ Newegg) Total: $1047.55 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-09 10:48 EST-0500
  13. It seems like a really well balanced build. 8GB RAM is a bit on the low side (depending on use case, even just for gaming it can fluctuate wildly), but again you can upgrade that down the road if find you need it, and 8 should be fine for most things. Also I assume you've checked about the BIOS update for using a Kaby Lake CPU in a 100 series board?
  14. Do you not need more than 500GB storage? Or are you re purposing an older mechanical drive?
  15. If you want to spend the $200 difference you could upgrade the 6700K to 7700K and get a Z270 MoBo and a new cooler. Personally I would pocket the difference and save it for a rainy day. PS. The Strix 1080 > reference 1080. Might actually make the most difference in games between the two systems.