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About fredih

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  • Birthday August 21

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  • Star Citizen

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  • Gender
  • Location
    UK/ Germany, now in the US
  • Interests
    Photography, Design, Writing, Archery, infrequently gaming
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    i7 6700k
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z170X-SOC FORCE
  • RAM
    32GB HyperX Fury 2133Mhz Rev. 2
  • GPU
    GTX Titan (Original)
  • Case
    Corsair 900D
  • Storage
    6 HDDs, (= 4TB)
  • PSU
    Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 1000W
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG248QE
  • Cooling
    Ek Waterblocks kit
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 RGB
  • Mouse
    Razer Mamba, Roccat Kone XTD, Wacom Intuos Pro S
  • Sound
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. fredih

    SFP Windows 10 Pcie 3 Card recommendations

    Hmm, very interesting. Thanks for letting me know
  2. fredih

    SFP Windows 10 Pcie 3 Card recommendations

    I can't find any documentation on these though... Do you know if they are compatible with Windows 10?
  3. Hi, I'm trying to wire up my computer to my external Storage PC (which is shared with other computers as well), but at the moment I only have Gigabit Ethernet to transfer files, and it's become just too slow for my needs. I also have a few fibre cables lying around at home, and I was wondering, if there are any PCIe 3.0 SFP/Fibre cards that are compatible with Windows 10, not just with Windows server, since it's be a relatively cheap upgrade, compared to 10GB SFP+ (cards are much more expensive). I had a previous machine with Windows server, that ran 4GB Qlogic cards, but those don't run on Win 10, at least in my experience, so does anyone know a card that would be compatible? Doesn't matter if it's a fibre card, or SFP. I'm just looking for something that could give me 4-8GB/s. Thanks in advance
  4. fredih

    GPU not recognized

    Well, I don't know if they handled it 'ESD safe'. Meaning that they touched it while on carpet or something... :I
  5. fredih

    GPU not recognized

    Hello everyone, I'm asking for a friend here, whose GPU (MSI GTX 980 Ti Golden Ed.) isn't being recognized after having run in my PC just fine for a few weeks. I wasn't there when they took it out, and swapped it over, so I place my bet on the possibility that they fried it while transplanting it. What was also weird was, that the computer wouldn't even show a splash screen when using the first BIOS, and stay on the debug Code 'AE' (Gigabyte Z87x-oc force), but that's a topic for a separate post. Switching over to the second BIOS fixed that. Now I'm wondering wether or not the GPU, or the MoBo has some kind of defect. Does anybody here have experience with this? I haven't been able to find posts with this exact issue, and normally, I'd be more than capable to troubleshopot this, but I'm at a loss here, and would appreciate some feedback. Thanks in advance, and stay awesome!
  6. fredih

    Louqe Ghost S1 Review

    Hey all, This is going to be a review of the case, not my build in it, maybe I'll make a separate topic for that. But now bakc to the case. I backed this case on Kickstarter after asking them if they could extend the campaign a little. I wanted to give them my money just one day after their campaign had ended. They came through, and made a late backer option available. Their email correspondence was also always nice and polite, and as much as I know that backing Kickstarter projects is a bad idea, these guys really managed to convince me with the Videos Jay and especially Dave2D made. That Supreme look was what got me to back it in the end, although I'm generally not a fan of overpriced Chinese things. So I waited... and waited, and the production got delayed, and delayed again, then there was a problem with the paintjobs, and I had to switch to a silver case instead of white. After waiting for almost a year, (I first asked them about backing the project in January, the White paintjob issue was in May), I finally got my case in the mail. I won't go into the packaging much, but the case was double-boxed, one unmarked Cardboard shipping box, and a Louqe branded box (in the first picture below) inside that. The TopHat was disassembled, in a separate plastic bag on top. Everything was covered by a sheet of Styrofoam - the bad kind, that sounds like nails on a chalkboard when scraping against the box, and the stuff that loses little white particles. Right from the start, I thought this was going to be my favourite case to this day. The simplicity, engineering and the looks of this case are simply unmatched in my opinion. What do I mean by engineering? They thought of so many little things. For example, there are four holes in the grill (cna be seen in the second picture below), for screwing the TopHat onto the case with the grill in place, or potentially the Grill itself when used without the TopHat. Also, the side panels screw shut from the bottom, with two Torx screws for each side. At first glance, I rolled my eyes, when I realized they were Torx screws, but in hindsight, it was really clever to use that, since all the screws, and the wrench fit all the time. It all works together almost perfectly. I started building in it, and the process was a blast. Of course, I also didn't read the manual. Everything fit in there nicely, and I had almost no issues with the little space available. A note about that - I didn't use custom cables, or cable manage much, since nothing will be visible, due to the nature of the case. The only thing that really annoyed me was, that my GTX 980 Ti Golden Edition didn't quite fit with the TopHat, so I had to make it fit. I had to separate the wires of my power supply, (which are sort of folded together like a ribbon cable) and even then, the hoses from my AiO CPU cooler always pushed the bracket up when not screwed down. The TopHat is also badly engineered in my opinion, since the way that it screws together means, that the top grille has trouble fitting into it flush now. I tried not to use brute force to get it in, but since that didn't work... Yeah, I made that fit too. I'll post more pictures soon, of the insides, but that's it for now. Upsides: - Looks absolutely stunning. - Compact, even travel friendly maybe? - Good interior layout, well designed - All aluminium outside (the main inside body is pressed sheet steel I believe - Relatively light (again, travel friendly?) Downsides: - Bad design on the TopHat - tightens too much from sides to side (when looking at the case from the front) for the top grill to pop in. - Using springs as threating for the TopHat screws - Whose idea was this??? It's terrible. - Screws for the TopHat were too short, could barely reach when trying to install the TopHat. Longer screws (M3x8mm) would have been nice More pictures and Specs: Pics: Specs/Hardware used: A few words about my configuration: Thanks for reading. Tell me what you think about the case and what not below if you want. If you have any suggestions for the build, please let me know!
  7. Hello all, Last week, my laptop battery died, practically 'just' after my warranty with Dell ended (bought in August last year). I thought I could give Dell another go, after not touching their products with a ten foot pole, but their planned obsolescence is just ridiculous. Especially, when you consider that the laptop I bought cost me three grand (Top end model fro mthe XPS 15 line-up). For anyone that considers buying Dell laptops, I suggest looking elsewhere, it seems to me that they are still a shady company, and the 'hit and miss' it is with their monitors seems to have infected this range of products as well. I'd even go as far as to say that next time when I buy a laptop, Apple can have my money for all it's worth. All it took was one weekend of not switching my laptop on, then it suddenly stops working after being my daily driver for the year that I've had it for. Now, it needs to be plugged in at all times, and crashes when I unplug the power cord while it's running. To me, it's just ridiculous that even a product this expensive is made to rip consumers off. If it was $1200, I'd get it, but $3000... That's bloody pathetic. (Disclaimer: Please take my advice with a grain of salt, and don't buy Dell stuff.)
  8. fredih

    A good 480 Radiator Out There?

    Alphacool makes really good ones. Haven't had bad experiences with them. Just remember to flush the radiator before installing it.
  9. fredih

    Need advice on my 1st ITX Build

    The Ghost S1 also does with a tophat. Backed it on Kickstarter too.
  10. fredih

    DIY pc desk (replica of Linus pic desk)

    Damn dude, nice project you've got going on there...
  11. I definitely agree with that. You can still upgrade the GPU later if it's external, and a six-core will probably get you far.
  12. fredih

    Planning Build in LOUQE Ghost S1

    Yeah I saw a few charts, but the difference between the 7700k and 8700k shows significantly... How much it would in a real world scenario though I'm not sure. A quadro or WOrkstation card is wayy out of my price range, if it's not under $500 bucks-ish. I don't do After effects professionally, just as a hobby, my Instagram and for visuals... Wish I had the time to lear neverything and do it as a job though... It's so much fun so far.
  13. Hey everyone, I plan to build a new Computer for myself in the LOUQE Ghost S1 MK II when it comes out. I plan to use my old CPU (i7 6700k) on an Asus Maximus Impact VIII. I don't have the other parts yet, I'll buy them as I get closer to the release date, and probably after Louqe confirms that they're actually shipping the case. The plan is to make a good computer which I can take with me into college for intensive work like After Efects and Premiere Pro. My XPS 15 handles Photoshop well, but After Effects brings it to its limits pretty quickly if I do anything beyone basic shapes. Add a glow to something, and it'll start dropping frames and I get around 1FPS with one view open. That's why I planned to build a small computer to help with that. Plus I might do a piantjob on the case when I'm finished figuring the rest out. Between now and then, does anybody have reccomendations what -GPU, -(maybe RAM, might recycle from older machine) -SSD(s) -CPU Liquid cooler I should get. OR if somebody would know a "cheap" way to build the same thing wit han i7 7700k or i7 7800k, which would be even better. Cheers guys, have a great weekend!
  14. fredih

    Clear side panel cosmos 2

    Wait, do you own the case or are you planning on buying it?
  15. Yeah, definitely get a capture card, but maybe if you can, use a second PC for streaming it.