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About Kouk

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  • Birthday 1994-12-09

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Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    North Wales
  • Interests
  • Occupation
    Biology student


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-6600
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB DDR4-2133
  • GPU
    MSI GeForce GTX 970 Twin Frozr V
  • Case
    Silverstone RVZ01
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • PSU
    Silverstone 500W SFX
  • Display(s)
    Samsung T24D390S
  • Cooling
    Silverstone SST-FW121 x3
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 LUX RGB
  • Mouse
    Corsair Sabre RGB
  • Sound
    HyperX Cloud
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
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  1. Hey everyone, i have a weird question, hopefully solvable. I have a dual monitor setup but i lack a second (DP) cable for my GTX 970 so i have one HDMI in the card and one HDMI in the motherboard. my question has two parts. First, when i play games, does having the second display with onboard graphics on decreases performance and if so how much could that be ( my CPU is i5 6600 and when i play games i have little to no apps running in the background ). And second is there a way, to turn off the display with the onboard when gaming with the discrete one ? Thanks in advance.
  2. i just build my first NAS/server/VPN rig and im not even that experienced with technology yet! 

  3. I will, thanks again for your help! now that I'm off uni for the summer I will spend my time tinkering and learning which is great
  4. the case/chassis is not much of a problem, i have one available atm but thanks!
  5. Great answer Altecice, thanks yes it will be a bit difficult and time-consuming but that's the idea to get into it
  6. thanks for replying. my budget will be enough to make it running I'd say. currently, i have a build in mind that is around £350 / $450 plus whatever is needed for the networking part. I'm doing this project to learn more about servers and because its fun, even if it takes longer to get it running 'cause I'm still learning about it! so a prebuilt option is out.
  7. Good evening fellas, I need help with a project. I'm about to put together a relatively cheap computer that will act as a Server/NAS to transfer and access files when I'm away from home and a LAN server to hook up 3 of my computers that I currently have in my home so I can transfer files between them, access my desktop from outside the house and if possible (it depends on the hardware I will use) make a LAN server for light video gaming with friends in the future. I am quite then noob when it comes to servers and how to build one other than putting the hardware together and downloading a free server OS. My question is, what will I need to set up all the network properties of my project, for example, i want to put this server in a room where I have one of my desktops, currently occupying the only ethernet socket in the room. what do I need to connect the server with my desktop and both of them on the internet? I was thinking maybe a router or a network controller or something similar that will work for my setup. All bits of advice are welcome, thank you in advance. P.S I know using a cloud would probably be easier for me but I have a brother who does photo editing all the time so this server will sometimes act as storage for him as well. P.P.S I also love computers and I'm currently trying to broaden my knowledge on them, so I think it's a good project to get into it overall.
  8. Does SAS (12Gb/s) to USB 3.1/type-C (10Gb/s) cable exist ? I saw this HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD SAS version and thought that if it's possible with a 3.1 cable it could become a decent external storage drive. On paper at least.
  9. also, there is a fan directly on top of the CPU that provides fresh cool air on the cooler thus helping it cool better.
  10. Thanks, I've benchmarked the CPU quite a lot these past few days after I made the PC and the temps were always lower than 60 Celcius. there isn't much room in the case so I went with this low profile cooler and I've even played games with it using the integrated GPU without burning the CPU. I think for a low profile cooler it's pretty good.
  11. Hello everyone, I'm a newbie in the forum. I'd like to ask if I can fit a radiator on the bottom 2 fans of the Silverstone raven rvz01 case to watercool the GPU above them. I made my first build after 9 years and I went with these parts, http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/RcLDbv I was thinking about using one of the corsair GPU Liquid Cooling Brackets and a 240mm radiator and mount it on top of the case's slim fans but I'm not sure which as they are different in thickness. how many mm thick should the radiator be and is this actually doable or should I stick with the standard air cooling of the GPU ? Thank you in advance