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  1. I'd set it up for them. But a good synology 4x box would cost already more than what I put together ... And this is already going to be a present for multiple years.. But thank you for your input. I considered them as well. I just don't think 2 bays will suffice. If you safe your pictures in raw and as jpgs, you are down 50mb per picture at least. With how many pictures he already has, and redundancy, as well with a backup of their pcs, It would already be kinda a strech, if they don't go for the expensive 10TB HDDs. My mother simply won't make a backup. She already has an usb drive for that, even though it is a mac and all she has to do is plug the USB drive in ... so the only thing I could do there, would be automating it... And my father already has a bunch of full USB harddrives.
  2. I'm planning to gift my parents a barebone nas for Christams and I'm wondering if this would be a good build for the price: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i3-9100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor €88.89 @ Alternate Motherboard ASRock H370M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard €112.14 @ Mindfactory Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory €28.99 @ Amazon Deutschland Case Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case €86.89 @ Alternate Power Supply BitFenix Formula Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply €69.67 @ Amazon Deutschland Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total €386.58 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-15 13:17 CET+0100 I'm getting all the parts locally, so I'd pay around 370€ My father hobby is photography, so he would back up his pictures to the system and my mother would probably only ever back up her computer on it. I'm thinking of maybe setting it up, so that my father could edit his images right on the nas. I intend to run either unraid or freeNAS on it. I read, that a raid(5) would be better for stability and zfs would be better for perfomance, is this right? I also want the whole system to be as power efficent as possible, so the low powered i3 is actually perfect for that. But if there is a better option, please tell me I will also require them to buy the harddrives for themselves.
  3. There is an option in the windows recovery to use a USB device. If you can't get into the windows recovery and everything else fails too, there is not hope and you have to contact customer service.
  4. The 660p uses QLC Flash, which makes it pretty bad as soon as the chache is used up. When it's empty it is better, but the fuller it gets the worse it gets. Latencies are all over the place. https://www.anandtech.com/show/13078/the-intel-ssd-660p-ssd-review-qlc-nand-arrives/3 Edit: actually I think I retract that. At least the for the 1TB models, the 660p looks to be a bit better. The mx500 is also not the ideal solution. I'd rather have a smaller samsung 970 evo as system driver and then something else for mass storage. But it would be a bit more expensive that way. It is. I'm also considering it. But that is a choice he has to make, as they are in the same price range.
  5. In the windows recovery, do you get the option to use a installation medium to restore your device? Usually you can plug in a windows install usb stick, it takes whatever files it needs from that and restores all the damage you've done.
  6. Hello, I'm helping a friend build a system (located in germany). Right now he is mainly playing LoL, Total War and AoE2, but he might be a bit limited by his current setup. He'll use is computer mainly for gaming, Maybe a bit of programming, but nothing heavy. He found a website (https://www.hardwaredealz.com/bester-gaming-pc-fuer-unter-1000-euro-gamer-pc-bis-1000-euro), which recommends a heavily performance per dollar oriented system build. While spending 1000€ and getting a 2070 super is awesome, there are a lot of compromises as well. Rebuild in PCpartpicker PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor €196.89 @ Mindfactory Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard €75.00 @ Amazon Deutschland Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €66.90 @ Amazon Deutschland Storage Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive €55.00 @ Amazon Deutschland Video Card KFA2 GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB EX (1-Click OC) Video Card €526.89 @ Mindfactory Case KOLINK STRONGHOLD ATX Mid Tower Case €49.90 @ Amazon Deutschland Power Supply be quiet! Pure Power 11 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply €60.00 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total €1030.58 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-02 16:34 CEST+0200 The total, if you buy at the right places, would be 1004€ (not 1030€) I would rather invest a bit more in other components and came up with the following build, which shuffels the 100€ of savings for the GPU into other components. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor €196.89 @ Mindfactory Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard €105.00 Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory €76.90 @ Amazon Deutschland Storage Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €65.96 @ Amazon Deutschland Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card €422.90 @ Alza Case KOLINK STRONGHOLD ATX Mid Tower Case €49.90 @ Amazon Deutschland Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply €80.00 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total €997.55 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-02 16:36 CEST+0200 The 2060 Super could also be replaced by a radeon 5700 (XT) depend on his preferences. The case is also not the best, but it is up to him to find a case, that he likes, so you guys don't need to judge that. I feel safer recommending the latter setup, but what about you guys?
  7. That just shows you, that your GPU is definitely related to your problem. Your PSU might be a problem too (but this is very improbable) Just RMA it.
  8. Can you provide a source for that? I haven't heard of any GPU not working in even gen1 slots.
  9. To be more specific, the 2080Ti and 2080 Super are two completely different cards based on a different chip. The TI uses a bigger chip with more execution units, but runs at a lower clock. Well for me, a build around $1000-$1500 would be the sweet spot. With a ryzen 7 and like 5700 XT. But it is your money
  10. Pull out your GPU and run it with the integrated graphics card. See if anything happens. You could also try a different PCIe slot ... but if that is the problem, buy a new mainboard
  11. By Nuking the driver he means to use DDU, just so you know.
  12. I won't look up cases for you and I don't have that much experience to really give you a good picture. But you can look at the case reviews of gamers nexus, they do some nice stuff. The human eye can perceive 4k alright it just depends on how much area on your retina your screen is projected to, but it's not really about that. Rendering at a higher resolution increases details, lighting effects and things like that. It is nice, but depending how far you are away from your screen, you won't notice it. For me 1440p is the sweet spot. Have you decided what components you'll use in your pc? There is really no good reason to build a 3k computer, if you don't swim in money ...
  13. A: Right now your cooling is probably adequate, but looking at the rest of your build, it kinda falls behind a bit. If you are dead stuck on a liquid cooler, the Cosair H115i Pro or platinum are really good. But look at air coolers again as well. There was even an LTT video, where they compared AIOs to top of the line air cooler. B: What kinda of case are you looking for? Cases are usually a bit of a fashion choice and I'd definitely recommend you choose one for your self. If you absolutely don't care and just want the cheapest case, that is still good enough, get a Fractal Design Focus G for around $50, but that wouldn't suite your build. And from my experience, don't get anything with a glass front panel (or only if your are absolutely sure). C You should get a 1440p 144Hz monitor with FreeSync or GSync at least. Also take the time to evaluate what you want. If you think you'll want better color reproduction and don't care that much about pixel response time, get an IPS panel, otherwise a TN panel is fine (but IPS made lots of progress recently, so I'd actually rather get an IPS screen). You should also consider if HDR is important for you. The Asus ROG swift PG278QR looks like a good choice, but depending on what you want, it might be a bit expensive. Now to your build. You said: and then you put a GTX 2080TI in your build, which is almost the most powerful card out there, which will easily handle 4K gaming. If you just want to enjoy 1440p gaming, I'd recommend you to get a 2070 Super and then buy the equivalent card in the next generation or even in the one after that (like a 3070, 4070). It would cost you the same and the card you have in the end could be more powerful than the 2080Ti not to mention more efficient and it'll have all the features nvidia comes up over the years. The GPU market is bound to become more competitive in the next years anyway, since AMD seems to have a decent product in the works and Intel wants to join as well. You can also check out the AMD 5700 XT, if you want to save even more money (but don't go for a GSync monitor then). I would also consider not getting the 2TB intel SSD. It uses QLC flash, which becomes terribly slow, if you have used all of the write cache. If you really need a lot of space, to save your streams, get like a 4TB HDD for under half the price. At the end a bit of a warning. Don't spend too much on aesthetics of your system, if you don't want to prominently place it in your room. After a month or so, you will most likely only care about performance.