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About paddy-stone

  • Title
    Iron Druid

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  • Gender
  • Location
    United Kingdom


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1700 @3.85 Ghz
  • Motherboard
    ASrock AB350M m-ATX
  • RAM
    16Gb DDR4 3000Mhz @2933Mhz Corsair Vengeance
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1060 6GB
  • Case
    Fractal design 804
  • Storage
    250GB NVME SSD +16TB(4x4TB) Storage. plus 2TB external HDD (Dock) + 250GB MX500 m.2 in enclosure for fast external
  • PSU
    EVGA 850W P2 Platinum fully modular
  • Display(s)
    4K 55"TV + 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/mint/FreeNAS (VMs)
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  1. paddy-stone

    Bios Update Help

    Also, it doesn't have to be USB 2.0... that's the bios flashback, for if you have a corrupt bios, not for updating.
  2. paddy-stone

    Bios Update Help

    I have this motherboard, to update the BIOS put the file onto USB, IIRC it doesn't matter where as the utility will search for the update file... so enter the UEFI, and go to the utilities, and bios flash utility I think it's called, it'll search for files and you select the one you want to apply.. and wait.
  3. No problem, you're welcome
  4. Nope, hyper 212 isn't good enough IMO.. as for the boost clock and so on, you'd just have to try it and see, not all silicon is created equal... and also the cooler and PSU can make a difference as to what you get out of it.
  5. I can't see anything on your list I would want to compromise on, somewhere you could save some money... so if you must, use the cx600, but I'd definitely get an air or AIO cooler to get a decent OC... but you COULD do that after you have tried the included wraith cooler, you don't NEED it right away, so you could see how you get on with it and what sort of OC you can get.
  6. IMO there's no point in small AIO coolers... 240 or bigger. Iactually have the one I suggested and it's a VERY competent cooler. My 1700 OCed to 3900Mhz sits at around 55C max when stressed, and around 30-35 when idling, which for me is still browsing, playing music, sharing on plex server and so on. They are a little over $50 I think https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/9gRFf7/cooler-master-masterliquid-lite-240-667-cfm-liquid-cpu-cooler-mlw-d24m-a20pw-r1 Don't misunderstand, the wraith coolers are good... but not sure they are up to where you want to OC it to is all... mine topped out at around 3700, and was hitting mid 80s IIRC... was long ago now. So I'd either lower my expectations and stick with the wraith, or get a half decent air cooler, or an AIO. Oh, and I'd leave the choice of mobo to sticking with the asrock b450 personally too.
  7. Oh, and what's the point of getting the 2600x if you're gonna OC anyway? you'd be better off putting any spare cash you have towards a better cooler... the cooler master masterliquid 240 lite is a nice cooler for the money. Yes, that should be OK, it's not the wattage that I had a problem with in the build though, it's the quality of the components... hang on, let me check the tier list for the cx600. Also, if you quote me, I get notified, if not I might miss that you replied. [edit] or the bequiet dark rock 4 for an air cooler if you prefer them?
  8. This would be my pick ATM https://pcpartpicker.com/product/64cMnQ/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-750w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-750fx It's overkill for what you need, but I prefer to buy once and have plenty of upgrade options for the rest of my hardware, and have a decent warranty on it.
  9. Looks OK, I would personally change the PSU though, but that's me, I don't skimp on the PSU, you need it to provide stable/clean power to your system. I'd be looking at the $80 area approx.
  10. paddy-stone

    Good NVMe mid tier drive

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU650 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Canada Computers Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.95 @ Vuugo Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $107.94 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-18 18:32 EST-0500
  11. paddy-stone

    Good NVMe mid tier drive

    Well, personally I would go with a 240Gb SSD SATA drive AND a 2TB HDD, the NVME drives are more expensive and in most real world situations aren't noticeably faster.
  12. paddy-stone

    [TS228A] Windows cannot access \\NAS

    Glad you got it working... haven't seen that particular problem before myself.
  13. paddy-stone

    Linus your fan needs youu (stuck in an on off loop)

    I will add, that this isn't necessarily a "first build" problem, that was just to get some reference of experience to try and work with... but this can happen to literally the most seasoned builders even, the only difference being that usually the more experienced builders will know what to look for pretty much. And TBH most good ones will double check stuff anyway, or breadboard the PC before building into the case, so it's doing a basic systems check before spending time actually assembling into the case, in case something has to be RMA'd. And TBH it's easier to troubleshoot 3-4 components, than to do this with the whole build where there could be multiple points of failure. If you still can't find where the problem is after checking all connections etc... that's something I'd suggest actually, especially if you don't have spare parts to swap in to try and troubleshoot.. take the motherboard out, leave one stick of RAM in the appropriate slot, refer to manual for which is best for 1 stick. Hook up the PSU to the relevant points and see if it'll POST, and show on screen... plug the HDMI or other video out, into the motherboard to see if you get signal.
  14. paddy-stone

    Linus your fan needs youu (stuck in an on off loop)

    Is this your first build? what I would suggest is to go over EVERYTHING, check all plugs, cables etc to make sure they are in correct positions. I know it's tedious, but taking your time here to verify everything is as it should be could save you time and money in the end.
  15. Been pretty ill this past week, and had to go to the emergency department tonight... around 5 hours in all after the ambulance took me there. And it's official






    I really am what people have said time and time again... I am full of shit 🤣


    Blockage/impacted bowel is the actual term, but thought it was funny too.


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    2. paddy-stone


      Thanks, yeah it's been painful to say the least, have had a bloated/distended stomach now for around a week. It's tough going because I also have to balance trying to get rid of this situation with still taking my pain meds for my Fibromyalgia and IBS. So it's like they're combating each other as the pain meds and IBS meds slow my digestion down and firm things up, and I obviously now need to try and get things moving. If I can't it mean I'll have to go back to hospital again and maybe have to have it taken out by force. There's a chance something may rupture too, so hoping it moves. The reason it's been a week is the doctor didn't know what was causing the pain, as at the time I first saw him I hadn't had any problems in that area.


      Thank you for the get well message :)


    3. firelighter487


      ouch that is a tricky situation... 


      and you don't have to thank me for the message.... it's the decent thing to do. i wish more people sent nice messages to others. 

    4. ItsBlck


      I return to the forums after about a year and I see paddy getting full of "shit" and ill. 


      What has this world turned to?? 


      EDIT: used to be named simpletechvids and we talked about mining remember?