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About paddy-stone

  • Title
    Iron Druid

Contact Methods

  • PlayStation Network
  • Xbox Live

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  • Gender
  • Location
    United Kingdom


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1700 @3.9 Ghz
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450 Tomahawk
  • RAM
    16Gb DDR4 3000Mhz @2933Mhz Corsair Vengeance
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1060 6GB
  • Case
    Fractal design Meshify C
  • Storage
    250GB Samsung 970 EVO NVME SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA 850W P2 Platinum fully modular
  • Display(s)
    LG 29" Ultrawide
  • Cooling
    CM Masterliquid 240 lite
  • Keyboard
    Aukey (non-RGB) blue switches (Outemu)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus spectrum
  • Sound
    Bluetooth soundbar + bluetooth headphones
  • Operating System
    Win 10 + Ubuntu VM
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  1. Got another USB HDD, this time an 8TB to have in my "go" bag. It'll live in there with some other stuff I have, just in case... bag is waterproof too. #paranoid #liveinfear #endoftheworld 



  2. Still haven't set up the pfsense part of the ESXi server yet 🤣

  3. Yeah, I'm holding out for the 865+ or might even leave it another year as my 845 is still quick enough for now... plus I don't need the added 5G support yet. It'll be at the very least another year or 2, if not longer before we see any 5G where I live. If the right phone comes along I might bite though. I am a fan of Xiaomi phones in general, and they have been releasing some good spec phones for very good prices lately.
  4. Yeah, if you're not really gonna make use of the NVME m.2 very much, you're better off spending the money elsewhere.
  5. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=pcie+to+m.2+nvme&crid=3KPT17JWROABB&sprefix=pcie+to+m.2+n%2Caps%2C223&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_13
  6. You could always get a pci-e to m.2 NVME card instead if you have 2x pci-e slots available on your board.
  7. As for board https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/h7WBD3/msi-b450m-mortar-max-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450m-mortar-max Has, 2x m.2, but bear in mind that the second pci-e slot will not work if you're using the second m.2 slot. https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B450M-MORTAR-MAX/Specification
  8. Well, it's more of a "best use case", so that the second NVMe drive is the scratch disk for the programs you want to run, such as video editing software, so that the UI can keep up and not lag. So, it'd be like:- Disk 0: OS + programs Disk 1: Scratch or files + scratch maybe IDK for certain as I don't do video editing on that scale where it's necessary to not lag or whatever. whether it's worth it to you, is more a question of does your time spent waiting for the UI to catch up worth spending that bit more. You could for instance just get a 250GB NVME for OS + progs, and another 250GB for the scratch/files. Should be around $100/£100 for both, or get 500GB drives, would be around $120/£120 which I think is the more sensible choice for £/cost.
  9. I'd be inclined to always reset CMOS after hardware change. The storage shouldn't make any difference unless the boards have already been previously booted and had specific storage listed as boot device maybe. with most AM4 boards I have used the RAM will almost definitely give you boot problems though, if previous modules were used and then CMOS not reset after change. Just an observation though from my own usage, not a rule AFAIK.
  10. That is sooo weird. I can't think of a reason why you'd be getting these problems on 2 CPUs and 3 mobos. Are you using the same RAM on all these boards? Yeah, that's good. Still would love to have these boards/CPUs to see what the problem is there.
  11. If it's filtered, there shouldn't be that much dust in there... but as long as you're careful and don't try to push too much psi through then you should be OK. If you push too much air through, then you could theoretically break something.
  12. Agree, I created my TV/media cabinet, and have some PCs/servers in them, as long as you're able to draw fresh air in, and vent it should be OK. Mine are absolutely just the same as being out of the cabinet.
  13. Stand-offs will also fit into themselves... have done this in the past as it was easier to use a socket wrench than a screwdriver