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    AMD FX-6100
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    Random 10 GB
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    ASUS GTX 660 DirectCU II
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    A bunch of Fans gathered from old PSUs
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    Sennheiser 3D G4me1 Soundcard
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    Windows 10

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  1. So I've just set up my NAS system with unRaid. I was quite surprised when I realised that it seems the intended way is to run it from my thumbdrive. It seems odd that it'd be intended to have a thumbdrive sticking in the back of your server at all times and would like to know if this is indeed the intended way to run unRaid or if I'm missing something. At that point I'd also like to know if the license key (when I buy one) is going to be fixed to the thumbdrive I activate it on or if the installation can be moved to a different drive at a later date.
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    NAS Software choice

    Yeah, my main need (for now at least) is being able to access my files. However I'd like it to work as seamless as possible. I've made the experience that (at least on windows) mounting a ftp server doesn't allow you to edit files in place, but requires you to edit them elsewhere and upload it afterwards. My main machine is windows, so there's my priority, but I also use a macbook for university and work, so if there's something that allows such seamlessness on both platforms, that'd be great.
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    NAS Software choice

    Another question: does someone have experience with the nas software of different brands and how they compare to each other in terms of features and/or usability?
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    NAS Software choice

    Over the past few weeks I have looked at the hardware side of building a personal nas system, but so far I have graciously ignored the software side of things. Thus far, I have the impression that building a small server myself is quite a lot cheaper than buying a prebuilt nas system. This makes my question twofold: A) Given that I can vpn into my home network, what software exists for a diy solution (apart from ssh+scp) ? B) Is the software on prebuilt nas systems any good (i.e. does the software justify the higher price) ? Because most of what manufacturers advertise sounds like stuff I'll never use.
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    how do i change servers in rainbow six siege?

    You can see your server region in the menu dropdown from the menu. I have no idea what could cause this, but maybe the servers you're usually connecting to are down for maintenance (which'd be weird), or your ISP is screwing with stuff. You could also check if the high ping is also present in other games or normal browsing. You can open the command prompt and execute ping www.google.com to see your ping to google.com
  6. My mainboard is (or better: was) a MSI x58 pro. Even before I bought it (used), I knew from google, that its north bridge would get quite toasty, which is why I ordered a small fan with it that I zip-tied onto its heatsink. Nevertheless, with my baseclock overclock, temps around 85 C were common, but it worked flawlessly for over a year. Until now. I wasn't at home for ~2 months for an internship, but had my PC set up so I could boot and use it remotely (still worked fine). When I returned however, the pc was behaving really strangely1. At this point, I noticed that said fan had died and the nb heatsink would be really toasty to touch. Because of the wonky behaviour, I didn't turn my PC off for over a week (sleep mode was the best it got, hibernating didn't work). I finally had to turn it off, because I was going on vacation for another two weeks. When I got back, the only thing still working on the mainboard, was the standby-led. There is now no way (I could find) that turns the damn thing on, leading me to believe (together with the previous strange behaviour) it died. 1: See the spoiler foldout in this post for a lengthy explanation of the strange behaviour.
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    Mobo replacement dilemma

    Frankly that's a good question. First off, I ruled out the PSU with ye olde paperclip test. Everything else I ruled out by the fact that before I went on vacation (during which the whole system was off), everything worked more or less fine1. 1: I have a whole separate post about that in my backpocket. Here it goes: (Note that it was written during my vacation when I didn't have access to the pc) --- Thanks for the feedback!
  8. So my Motherboard just died. This wouldn't usually be a huge deal, but here's my problem: I'm running a Xeon x5650 on a MSI x58 pro with 16gb of DDR3. That stuff's ancient. However I only got this system a year ago, and with the current DDR4 prices, I'm not exactly enticed to go for current stuff. On the other hand, I'm also not enticed to mindlessly throw more money at ancient and used replacement parts that themselves might fail at any point and leave me at the same point as I'm in now. So here are some of my thoughts: I need a new mobo. That's out of the question Everything else still (probably) works, at least before I went to vacation for two weeks As DDR5 likely won't hit mainstream for another 2-3 years, that wouldn't be worrying either Final note from my side: money itself is no problem. It's just that I'm not enticed to throw most of my current system out. So, if you have any thoughts or recommendations, please let me know.
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    Microsoft Office crashes

    My dad just installed Malwarebytes and ran a scan and apart from some toolbars/adware, it came up with the following: Files: Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\OEM Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\WINDOWS\OEM.EXE Registry: Generic.Malware/Suspicious, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\OEM Generic.Malware/Suspicious, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{C12E9133-7F2C-4FD0-B43F-40C60529F1D7} Generic.Malware/Suspicious, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\BOOT\{C12E9133-7F2C-4FD0-B43F-40C60529F1D7} After moving all of these into quarantine, the office crashes were gone. [Note: this so far only applies to the crashes my dad had. If this is my friends' issue as well remains to be seen.] So this might just be a "regular" virus, but my speaking tinfoil hat whispers that (given the name "OEM.exe") it could also be Microsoft forcing you to update Windows (as in my friends' case) or buy an office License (as in my dads' case).
  10. My dad and my friend have a problem where after like 5 minutes their Microsoft office would stop responding and eventually crash. The problem affects all MS office programs, but (as observed so far) no other applications. They both couldn't find anything on that issue online and as their specs are quite different, none of us has a clue as to what the cause might be. My dads' specs: My friends' specs: My specs (I don't experience any crashes):
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    pricing second hand parts?

    No, I searched only active offers.
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    Leaf blower to clean PC - the facts

    I would think so, as a mains powered unit has a ground line which (depending on the device quality) can avoid static charge.
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    pricing second hand parts?

    Probably nobody will buy the parts at those prices, but thats what I found on ebay just now
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    pricing second hand parts?

    I just looked at ebay and found some values: Processor: 30 to 60 pounds Mainboard: 120 to 220 pounds RAM: 30 to 60 pounds The price also depends on things like the product condition and whether or not you got the original box.
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    pricing second hand parts?

    Putting the parts on ebay seems fine. If you want to get an idea of how much you can expect as pricing, try searching your parts on ebay (if you haven't done so already). Apart from that, your partpicker link is broken, you need the perma-link and not your current URL.